The Ensworth Tigers pulled away from Knoxville Webb last Friday night, scoring 14 points in the 4th quarter to give them a 17-3 win.
Both teams struggled to score early. Fred Jackson made an 18-yard field goal at the end of the half to give the Tigers a 3-0 lead. Cameron Fowler made a 22-yard field goal for Knox Webb to tie the game up with seven minutes left in the third.
The Tigers were finally able to score a touchdown, as Keyshawn Lawrence took a 34-yard rush to the house to put Ensworth up 10-3. Toleo Malone pushed the Ensworth lead to 14 points.
Ensworth finished with 295 yards rushing, including 131 from Malone and 97 from Lawrence. Cole Kennon, the Tigers quarterback, finished with 40 yards on just three rushes.
Andre Turrentine once again led the Tigers in tackles, as he finished with a total of eight tackles and 1.5 TFLs. Tyler Baron finished with six total tackles and two sacks. Wesley Walker and Gerard Bullock both had an interception for Ensworth.
Fayette 27 NCS 7
The Nashville Christian Eagles lost their third straight game to open the season, as Fayette Academy left Nashville with a 27-7 victory.
The Eagles offense struggled once again, only putting up 177 total yards of offense and just seven points.
Fayette Academy got the scoring going early, as Reid Holland rushed the ball in from four yards out to put them up 7-0 early. Neither team scored again until the 2nd quarter, when Fayette Academy’s quarterback Rube Scott completed a 20-yard touchdown pass to Ryan Parks. Scott then rushed it in from 31 yards to put them up 21-0.
The Eagles finally got on the board when Josh Strickland rushed it in from four yards out to cut the deficit to 14. That was all the Eagles got though, as Fayette Academy got on the board again, when Scott completed a 26-yard pass to Trey Powers to put them up 27-7.
Fayette Academy’s offense was on fire last Friday night, as they compiled 512 yards. Scott passed for 149 yards and two touchdowns on 8-18 passing. They rushed for 363 yards, with Scott leading the way with 136 yards and a touchdown.
For the Eagles, Strickland led the way rushing, finishing with 15 rushes for 84 yards and a touchdown. Jesse Parrish led the Eagles with a total of nine tackles. Garrett Collins finished with eight tackles, and Adam Young had six tackles. Zach Young, Devon Clarke, Zach Clarke, Sam Wilson, and Hayden Jarrell all finished with five tackles.
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