Another week and another split decision for Rutherford County football. Let's take a look at what happened and what is to come. At least two play at home (9/15) after all four were on the road this past week.
Thomas Jefferson (4-0) easily took care of Trinity up in Gray, TN, 41-13 over the past weekend.
Bill Lay, Nomi McMullens and Stephen Hargett ran around like mad men as they led the Gryphons to nearly 300 yards rushing and four touchdowns between them in the win.
The defense didn't do too bad either by scoring a touchdown and holding Trinity to around 200 yards offense. The Gryphons will go to Cherryville On September 22nd after this week's bye
Chase held on for a 27-21 win over East Henderson this past week. That's a big momentum booster to a team who desperately needed it.
The athleticism of Xaiver Williams was too much as he ran for a touchdown and threw for two more. Wesley Wells and Kieth Godfrey each received a touchdown catch. Geordy Randlett hit five big kicks, three extra points and two field goals as the Trojans put up their best offensive point night on the year.
Chase (1-3) has a bye week, but host Brevard on September 22nd.
The Cavs were vying for the first 4-0 start in 12 years, but East lost 31-23 at Burns on Friday. East Rutherford (3-1) put up 20 first half points, but could only get three following that. The East defense couldn't off the field as Burns fullback, CJ Hopper ran for over 200 yards in the contest.
The Cavs will host Patton this coming Friday. Patton has an experienced group back and just lost it's first game of the year to Freedom 30-14.
Patton doesn't have quiet the speed, but William Brawley (67 carries, 809 yards 10TD) has got the best set of wheels for Patton. The biggest thing is that Patton's Football team believes they are legit and they are.
East does have some injury woes, but if they can heal up, it should be a pretty good game with the Panthers come Friday.
Pick: East Rutherford
For the third week in a row Central lost on the road by three touchdowns or more including a 50-14 set back at Pisgah this past Friday. Jayden Waddell paced the way for the Hilltoppers on offense, but they still couldn't get off the field on defense.
Friday starts a new season as the Hilltoppers host South Caldwell (0-3). The Spartans are mainly a running team with two respectable runners in Harley Sullivan and Spencer Piercy. Just like Chase got this past week, here is Central's chance to get some momentum.
R-S Central (1-3) hasn't lost at home so far this season and if Central can wear down South Caldwell with it's best showing of the year in the run game, then I like the home team.
Pick: R-S Central