WILLCO ROUNDUP: Franklin, Centennial, FRA find ways to win

WILLCO ROUNDUP: Franklin, Centennial, FRA find ways to win


Below are select scores from Week 6 county football games.

Hendersonville at Franklin

The Franklin High School Rebels Homecoming game was a happy one, as the Rebels (3-3) topped the Commandos, 24-7 Friday night.

The Rebels defense came up big Friday night, holding Hendersonville to just 100 yards of total offense.

The Rebels jumped out to an early lead when quarterback Joshua Nichols hit wide receiver Reed Kemp for a 24-yard touchdown in the first quarter.

Running back Matt Gaca added a nine-yard touchdown late in the second to give the Rebels a 14-0 lead at halftime.

Gaca did some serious damage on the ground Friday night. He accounted for 135 yards and a touchdown on 29 carries for Franklin.

Nichols finished the game 8-13 for 203 yards and two touchdowns. His second hookup came in the fourth quarter when he found tight end Brock Holthaus for a 62-yard touchdown.

Rebels look to carry the strong performance into next week, when they host “The Battle of Franklin” against crosstown rival Centennial High School.

FRA at Nashville Christian

The Franklin Road Academy Panthers (3-2) powered past Nashville Christian School 36-7 Friday night. The win marked their third in as many weeks.

The Panthers scored 36 unanswered points in a dominant performance Friday night. Quarterback Sean Casey connected for two scores to wide receiver Conner Moore, including a 22-yard strike in the third quarter.

Running back Brogan Wilson had a big night on the ground with two touchdowns of his own, including one for the highlight reel going for 76 yards.

The Panthers look to it extended their winning streak to four games, when they host Goodpasture Christian School next week.

BGA at Evangelical Christian

Evangelical Christian School ran wild on the Wildcats Friday night on its way to a 20-7 victory and held the BGA running game in check.

Both teams’ total yards were very close with ECS racking up 282 yards, while BGA had a total of 273 yards on the game.

The difference came on the ground, where ECS ran for 227 yards, while holding BGA to just 34 on the evening. A large chunk of that came on an 81-yard touchdown in the second quarter.

BGA sophomore quarterback Nick Septimphelter also threw two interceptions. He went 24-40 for 239 yards and a touchdown pass to Antonio Stevens.

The Wildcats will look to snap their two-game losing streak when they travel to Whites Creek High School next week.

Centennial at Riverdale

Centennial’s Johnny Crouch hit a last-second field goal to lift the Cougars over the Riverdale Warriors 37-34.

The game finds Centennial coach Matt Kriesky going up against his brother, Will, in what’s called the “Kriesky Bowl.”

This year, it’ll come back to Cool Springs.

The Cougars look to carry this momentum to their pivotal matchup with rival Franklin next week for “The Battle of Franklin.”

McEwen at GCA

Grace Christian Academy Lions (0-5) fell to McEwan 69-36 Friday night.

Senior wide receiver Cole Scott had 11 catches for 271 yards and two touchdowns in the Lions losing effort.

The winless Lions travel to Moore County next week in search of their first win of the season.

Photo from a previous game.

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