SPORTS YEAR IN REVIEW: Brentwood-area teams continue to shine


SPORTS YEAR IN REVIEW: Brentwood-area teams continue to shine

Brentwood-area high school teams thrived in 2017.

Brentwood Academy, Brentwood High and Ravenwood had teams repeat as state champions, while Christ Presbyterian Academy and Franklin Road Academy made a handful of state tournament appearances.

Here are the top sports stories of 2017 for Brentwood Home Page:

Brentwood volleyball, baseball  girls tennis capture titles; Other BHS teams find success

Brentwood’s volleyball team defeated Ravenwood in five sets to win its fifth straight Class AAA state title.

Brentwood’s baseball team won its first Class AAA state championship with a 5-3 win against Stewarts Creek.

The football team closed its season with a 10-2 record after falling in the second round of the Class 6A tournament.

The Lady Bruins softball team took down Mt. Juliet to reach the Class AAA state tournament. It also won District 11-AAA and Region 6-AAA championships.

Brentwood’s basketball team reached the Class AAA quarterfinals, the girls soccer team advanced to the state semifinals and the boys track and field team placed second at state.

The Brentwood girls track and field team also placed second at state, while the girls tennis team won its second consecutive championship.

Brentwood Academy continues winning tradition

Brentwood Academy won six state titles in 2017.

The school saw championship three-peats in football, boys basketball and boys track and field, while the boys cross country team secured a four-peat.

The girls track and field team repeated as state champion, while the baseball team captured its first title since 2010.

The girls basketball and cross country teams earned state runner-up finishes.

Ravenwood football takes new direction

In February, Ravenwood promoted Matt Daniels to be the third head football coach in three years for the program. In his first season at the helm, he led Ravenwood to a Region 6-6A title and Class 6A state quarterfinal appearance. In addition, the Raptors added a stunning victory over Brentwood to their resume.

Ravenwood’s girls cross country repeats, boys tennis finishes second

The Lady Raptors captured their second straight Large School title, while the boys tennis team placed second in the Class AAA championship.

BA’s Garland chooses Vanderbilt basketball

BA point guard Darius Garland signed to play with Vanderbilt in November. He’s rated as a five-star prospect by multiple recruiting sites.

FRA basketball adds another runner-up finish

FRA’s boys basketball team finished second in Division II-A for the third time in four years.

CPA earns numerous state tournament appearances

CPA’s football team finished with a 10-3 record and a Division II-AA state semifinal appearance. fell in the Division II-AA semifinals.

CPA’s boys and girls soccer teams reached the state semifinals, while the baseball team earned a state runner-up finish.

Ravenwood’s competition cheer squad added another championship to its resume. 

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