NCS Eagles Pound Clay County
By Mike Hastings
Nashville Christian School used one big play after another and dominated Clay County in a 55-0 win.
Eagle sophomore Xavier Myers only ran the ball three times, but two rushes went for touchdowns, the first from 46 yards out and the second from 82 yards out.
Quarterback Byce Pemberton only threw nine passes, but he completed eight of them for 237 yards and four touchdowns.
Lelan Wilhoite only caught three of those passes, but the were good for 161 yards and two touchdowns.
Bobby Clark caught four passes for 100 yards and two touchdowns.
Jesse Watson only caught one pass, but it was good for 45 yards and a touchdown.
In all, the Eagles gained 319 yards in the air, compared to just 20 for Clay County.
NCS also rushed for 211 yards and held Clay County to just 24 yards on 24 attempts.
Ensworth came into their showdown against top-ranked Brentwood Academy playing some great football the last few weeks.
The Tigers matched BA on offense and defense, but it was their special teams that cost them in a 35-21 loss.
Ensworth out-rushed BA 278 yards to 225, led by Nicky Clifton’s 197 yards on 26 attempts, including a touchdown.
But BA was able to block two punts, one was recovered in the end zone and the other led to a short touchdown run. That proved to be the difference in this heavyweight battle.
Quarterback Jalen King passed for 72 yards and rushed for 72 more, including two touchdowns to lead the way for the Tigers.
Christ Presbyterian Academy was looking to turn their season around against Stratford, but a missed extra point cost them dearly in a 7-6 loss.
Stratford jumped out to an early 7-0 lead in the first quarter on an 11-yard pass from Josh Trueheart to Terrell Carter.
Both teams were unable to get anything going after that until the Lions scored in the fourth quarter on James Deaton’s 5-yard run. But the PAT sailed wide and CPA suffered their fourth loss of the year.