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Central takes down cross county rival Lebanon, 40-13 PDF Print E-mail
Tuesday, October 28, 2014

David Watkins

Chronicle Correspondent

The Wilson Central Wildcats traveled to in county rival Lebanon Blue Devils this past Friday and left with a 40-13 win.

The game started slow for Central’s offense as they only had two possession and only managed two first downs and 31 yards of offense. Luckily, their defense was strong as Lebanon struggled moving the ball as well. During their second possessions, Lebanon tried to take advantage of great field possession, but Central’s defense held and the Blue Devils missed a 36-yard field goal.

Central’s defense again bent, but didn’t break as Lebanon entered the second quarter with the ball and on the move. This time Lebanon lined up for a 37-yard field goal attempt and the ball was snapped over the holders head resulting in the Wildcats continuing the shutout.

Central’s offense then got on the board scoring on their two possessions of the second quarter. 

In their first possession, Tyler Bowes accounted for 38 yards on five carries of Central’s 61 yards in the drive.  It was capped off by a 1-yard quarterback sneak by Cody Ray.  Central took a 7-0 lead.

In their other possession of the quarter, Central quickly moved the ball 74 yards on seven plays to take a 14-0 lead at the half.

When the third quarter started, Lebanon was able to get the onside kick.  However, on the first play they fumbled the ball and D’Sean Osborne scooped up the ball and scrampered for 58 yards to give Central a 21-0 lead.  On Lebanon’s next play from scrimmage they again fumbled the ball.  Central was not able to move it this time and settled for a 40-yard field goal and a 24-0 lead with 10 minutes to go in the third quarter.  

On the first possession of the fourth quarter, Weston Rountree found a hole and ran 51 yards for a score to give the Wildcats a 31-0 lead just seconds into the quarter.

The excitement was not over as Central’s defense forced Lebanon to punt and Adam Smiley came up with a block to give Central the ball on Lebanon’s 10-yard line.  Two plays later, Osborne took the ball in form five yards out to give Central a 38-0 lead.

Central’s defense gave up two scores late in the quarter but also picked up a safety as Central beat Lebanon by a score of 40-13.

Next week Central goes to Gallatin (6-3) to play the last regular season game of the year. Right now, Central is outside looking in for the playoffs at 35th, but could work their way into position with a win. The top 32 teams in the TSSAA Playoff Standings make it in. Kickoff is 7 p.m. in Gallatin. 

MJ falls to Hendersonville in rain drenched shootout PDF Print E-mail
Tuesday, October 14, 2014

Kenny Howell

Managing Editor

Sloppy field conditions due to pouring rain didn’t slow down Mt. Juliet or Hendersonville Friday night. 

The Commandos came away with a 63-38 victory. 

The game had two scores in the first two plays from scrimmage. Mt. Juliet struck first with an 80-yard run by Garrett Zickgraf. The celebration was short lived as Cameron Turner went 80 yards as well to tie the game up 7-7. 

The Commandos went up 14-7, but the Bears answered with a 2-yard run by Chowbay. The Bears actually took the lead when Matt Massey recovered a Commando fumble and Mt. Juliet turned it into three points with a 26-yard field goal by Hayes Foster. 

Hendersonville took control in the second quarter, scoring four times and taking a 42-17 lead into the locker room. 

After a downpour at half time, the Bears came out still fighting in the third quarter. Hendersonville scored first, but two Chowbay touchdown passes to Austin Simpson and Alex Landis cut it to 49-31. Hendersonville was able to make it 63-31 in the fourth before Chowbay added another touchdown pass in the last minute, a 30-yard pass to Landis. 

Chowbay finished the night 13-for-19 for 270 yards and three scores through the air, as well as 63 yards and a touchdown on the ground. Zickgraf had 125 yards on the ground on 16 carries and a score. 

The Bears take the week off and will return to action Oct. 24 against Gallatin. That will be a home game with a kickoff time of 7 p.m.

Wilson Central pulls off upset, beats Beech 42-35 PDF Print E-mail
Tuesday, October 14, 2014

Upset minded Wilson Central battled the wind and rain to knock off Beech Friday night, 42-35. 

The Wildcats fell behind 21-7 in the first half, but battled back for the victory. It was the first district loss for Beech. Hendersonville is now the only undefeated team in District 9-AAA. 

Central was bolstered by the running game, which chewed up nearly 450 yards on the night. Tyler Bowes had 169 of those yards, and Weston Rountree added 150 yards. 

Rountree got the first score on a 45-yard run after the Wildcats fell behind 14-0. Bowes and Rountree both got touchdowns in the second quarter to make it 21-21 at the half. 

Central sprinted out to a 35-21 lead in the third quarter on a Dakivian Moore 3-yard run and a 19-yard run by Rountree. 

Beech would make it 35-28, but Cody Ray would find Anthony Dobson on a 46-yard score to make the lead 42-28 with just 5:03 left. 

Beech would threaten, cutting the lead to 42-35 with 2:08 left. The Bucs would get the ball back, but an interception by the Wildcats sealed the deal. 

Central will be off next Friday, and will return to action Oct. 24 at Lebanon. Kickoff for that game will be 7 p.m.

Bucs beat Bears in final minutes, 34-30 PDF Print E-mail
Tuesday, October 7, 2014

Kenny Howell

Managing Editor

Mt. Juliet and Beech have played some classics the past few years, and Friday was no different.
Unfortunately for Mt. Juliet, Beech scored in the final minutes to score a 34-30 win over the Bears.
It was the first district loss for the Bears, who drop to 4-3 on the season, 3-1 in district play.
The game started rough for the Bears, as they fumbled on the first play from scrimmage. Beech turned it into seven points for the quick lead.
That didn’t last long as the Bears connected on an 82-yard pass play, Nolan Chowbay to Darius Lowery, and tied the game up.
After stopping Beech, the Bears got the ball back and moved the ball in smaller increments. They converted a 4th-and-5 to keep the drive alive on a Chowbay 8-yard run, but it stalled. Hayes Foster connected on a 30-yard field goal and gave the Bears their first lead, 10-7.
Beech would counterpunch with two consecutive touchdown possesions of their own, both scores by Rodrick Napper. That gave the Bucs a 21-10 lead.
The Bears kept fightnig, putting together another scoring drive, capped off by a Chowbay 9-yard run.
Napper scored again to move the score back out to double digits at 28-17, but Mt. Juliet was able to put together a scoring drive before the half.
The touchdown came on a 26-yard pass from Chowbay to Bryce Camacho in the back of the end zone. It was deflected by a Beech defender, but Camacho looked it in and made it 28-24 going into the locker room.
The fireworks that filled the first half got extinguished by a driving rain in the second half.
After a scoreless third quarter, Mt. Juliet took the lead in the fourth. Jahuar Jackson opened the drive with runs of 24 and 20, and three plays after that, Chowbay had another rushing score from six yards out. However, the extra point was blocked, making it 30-28.
Beech pounded the ball in their final drive, going 10 plays, all runs, and milking the clock. Napper scored his fourth touchdown with just over a minute to go, and the Bucs took the lead 34-30.
Mt. Juliet had a chance. Peyton Haynes set them up with a big return, and Chowbay found Camacho for a 20-yard gain. After a run out of bounds by Chowbay and an incompletion, the  game came down to fourth down, but a throw to the end zone from the 36-yard line, but it was knocked away by a Beech defender.
Chowbay had 197 yards passing and 63 yards rushing for the Bears. He accounted for four total touchdowns.
Napper for Beech finished the night with 288 yards on the ground on 34 carries and four scores.
Mt. Juliet will head out on the road Friday, as they will clash with Hendersonville. The Commandos are undefeated in the district, and the Bears must win to have a chance at a district title. Kickoff is 7 p.m.

Central falls behind early, loses to Bison PDF Print E-mail
Tuesday, October 7, 2014

David Watkins

Chronicle Correspondent

Station Camp jumped out to a 24-0 lead in the first half against Wilson Central Friday, and held on for a 31-7 win.
The teams had to battle rain and wind during the first half and Central was only able to muster three first downs and gain 71 yards on 23 plays in the first half.  Station Camp was able to gain nearly 150 yards.
After the 24-0 first half, the Bison extended their lead in the second to 31-0.
Central’s offense finally was able to get in on the action as they went 80 yards in eight plays to cut the Bison’s lead to 31-7. Tyler Bowes carried the ball six times on that drive and capped off the drive with a 4-yard score.
The game ended with Station Camp winning 31-7 and putting up 282 yards on the ground against the Wildcats.
Central will face another important district competition Friday as they head to Beech. Kickoff is 7 p.m.

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