In one evening, Blackman (5-3, 2-2) beat Riverdale (5-3, 2-2) 20-16, got the tie breaker over the Warriors, and now need one more win to get in the state football playoffs.
Riverdale turnovers and a determined Blackman defense were the difference. A second place finish for Blackman is possible and that definitely gets you in.
Riverdale is damaged but not out of it yet.
The Warriors need to beat Cookeville on the road before heading to Oakland in the final week.
Riverdale needs one more win to have six. The Warriors are favored at Cookeville and the game at Oakland is a tossup.
Siegel (8-0, 4-0) beat La Vergne (2-6, 1-3) 43-12 and won the District Championship.
The Galaxy of Stars is aligned and all is well, but the hopes for the La Vergne fans, including me, have been dashed again.
Oakland (6-3, 2-2) got that all important sixth win, and the Patriots have an off week to prepare to host a Warrior team that is really struggling.
The 38-13 win over Smyrna (1 - 7, 1-3) wasn’t easy but the Pats seem to be peaking when they need to.
Smyrna is rebuilding and has some players on the way. However, the real Bulldog enemy is Stewarts Creek High.
Middle Tennessee Christian School (0-8, 0-5) has some players on the way since the elementary team won the district.
The Cougar’s 41-20 loss to Eagleville (4-4, 3-1) probably got the Eagles in the playoffs and they will be favored to beat Huntland on Friday.
MTCS can win either or both of their final two – don’t give up hope Cougar fans.
We were 5-1 over the past two weeks and are 35-12 overall.
Next week, Riverdale should beat Cookeville, La Vergne will likely lose, Eagleville will beat Huntland, Siegel over Independence, Brentwood will beat Blackman, and are you ready, Smyrna will beat Ravenwood, while MTCS will beat Mt. Juliet Christian.