Brentwood Academy's Cam Johnson Runs against Trinity -

Brentwood Academy’s Cam Johnson Runs against Trinity 

Football Scores for Week 2

 Andrews, NC 29, Tellico Plains 24
Ensworth 28, Madison Academy, TN 7
Fayette Academy 42, West Memphis Christian, AR 6
Hayesville, NC 41, Copper Basin 13
Hernando, MS 41, Westwood 0
Horn Lake, MS 27, Kirby 19
Macon Road Baptist, TN 29, Rossville 20
Northpoint Christian 54, Lancaster Christian, TN 20
Rogers, AL 42, Loretto 14
Senatobia, MS 43, Harding Academy 13
Southaven, MS 28, Trezevant 8
White Station 51, Desoto Central, MS 35
Whitehaven 12, Florence Central, AL 10
Wooddale 30, Lewisburg, MS 23
Fairley at H.W. Byers
West Creek at Hopkinsville, KY (Sat)
Douglass at Lake Cormorant, MS
TSD at South Carolina School for the Deaf (Thu)

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-Prospects head to Florida for Rookie Tournament Sept. 12-15-preds


Nashville, Tenn. (August 28, 2015) – Nashville Predators President of Hockey Operations/General Manager David Poile announced today that Nashville Predators prospects will report to town on Thursday, Sept. 10 before heading to Estero, Fla., the following day for a Rookie Tournament against teams from the Florida Panthers, Tampa Bay Lightning and Washington Capitals from Sept. 12-15 at Germain Arena.


            The Predators team, comprised of signed and unsigned draft picks, free-agent signings and free-agent tryouts, will be coached by Milwaukee Admirals (AHL) Head Coach Dean Evason and assistant coach Stan Drulia. Among the 24 players scheduled to participate are first-round pick Kevin Fiala (11th overall in 2014), second-round selections Pontus Aberg (2012), Jack Dougherty (2014), Vladislav Kamenev (2014) and Yakov Trenin (2015), as well as goaltending prospect Juuse Saros making his North American professional debut.


This marks the seventh consecutive rookie camp that Predators prospects have played games against a fellow Sunbelt team, and the third straight that a team of rookies have competed in a tournament. Predators prospects – along with those from Florida, Tampa Bay and Boston – helped open Ford Ice Center with a rookie tournament last September – and those same four teams played a slate of games at Iceplex in Sunrise, Fla., in 2013. Preds prospects have also played two-game sets against the likes of Florida (2011 and 2010), Atlanta (2008 and 2009) and Columbus (2002 and 2003) in recent years. The first four seasons of the franchise (1998-2001), rookies competed in the Traverse City Rookie Tournament.


The games and camp will precede the opening of 2015 Training Camp, which occurs Sept. 17, with physicals and team meetings. The Predators’ first day on the ice will be Friday, Sept. 18 at Centennial Sportsplex and they will play six preseason contests from Sept. 20-Oct. 3, including four at home (Sept. 20 vs. Florida (doubleheader), Sept. 23 vs. Tampa Bay and Sept. 29 vs. Columbus).


Great interest-free payment plans are currently available for all Nashville Predators season-ticket packages, with full-season packages starting as low as $15 per game and half-season packages beginning at $25 per game. Full and half season-ticket holder and 13-Game Flex Plan ticket holders continue to receive the biggest savings and the most comprehensive benefits that Smashville has to offer, including access to 2016 NHL® All-Star festivity tickets saving money off the individual ticket price and getting access to certain games only available through plans. For more information, or to purchase, visit or contact a ticket representative at 615-770-7800.


Full rookie camp schedule is as follows and a roster is attached (all times Central):


Thursday, Sept. 10

Time                                         Event                                                   Location         

1:00 p.m.                                 Practice                                                Centennial Sportsplex


Friday, Sept. 11

Time                                         Event                                                   Location         

10:00 a.m.                               Practice                                                Centennial Sportsplex

1:30 p.m.                                 Depart for Estero


Saturday, Sept. 12

Time                                         Event                                                   Location         

7:00 p.m.                                 Game vs. Tampa Bay prospects           Germain Arena


Sunday, Sept. 13

Time                                         Event                                                   Location         

2:00 p.m.                                 Game vs. Florida prospects                  Germain Arena


Monday, Sept. 14

Off-ice sessions


Tuesday, Sept. 15

Time                                         Event                                                   Location         

9:00 a.m.                                 Game vs. Washington prospects          Germain Arena

6:10 p.m.                                 Depart for Nashville


Last Week 22-4, Overall 22-4’s Prep Picks of the Week – Week 2, 2015

Madison Academy, AL over Ensworth

CPA over Knox Catholic

LaVergne over Antioch

Blackman over McCallie

Trinity over BA

Mt. Juliet over Cane Ridge

NCS over White House Heritage

White House over Goodpasture

PJPII over Coffee Co.

FRA over Columbia Academy

Davidson Acad. over Watertown

DCA over Jackson Christian

East Nashville over Maplewood

Ezell-Harding over Chatt. Grace

Fairview over Creek Wood

Father Ryan over Clarksville NE

Oakland over Hillsboro

Riverdale over Franklin

BGA over Friendship Christian

Hillwood over Hunters Lane

Independence over Centennial

Lipscomb over Page

MBA over Pearl-Cohn

Marshall Co. over Overton

Ravenwood over Brentwood

Siegel over Hendersonville

Smyrna over Stewarts Creek

Glencliff over Stratford

Whites Creek over Sycamore




The Titans Marcus Mariota runs against the St. Louis Rams - Photos by Mike Strasinger

The Titans Marcus Mariota runs against the St. Louis Rams – Photos by Mike Strasinger

By Terry McCormick

For a franchise that has been low on positives in the past few seasons – especially in front of the home crowd – the Tennessee Titans turned over a new leaf in a 27-14 victory over the St. Louis Rams Sunday night.

The Titans showed off first-round pick Marcus Mariota, who hit on 5 of 8 passes for 59 yards, playing three series before retiring to the sidelines.

Perrish Cox provided the Titans first points of the night with a 24-yard interception return of a Nick Foles pass intended for former Titans receiver Kenny Britt. That gave the Titans a 7-0 lead.

Cox said he read the play from the outset.

“The first thing I look at when I come out, I look at the formation,” Cox explained. “I was reading it, and he came off kind of slow, and I knew what route was coming right when he came off the ball.”

Mariota then directed the Titans to a field goal on the next possession, opening the drive with a 35-yard pass to Craig Stevens. The Titans settled for Ryan Succop’s 27-yard field goal after Dexter McCluster was unable to haul in a third-down pass in the end zone.

Tennessee then added its first offensive touchdown when backup quarterback Zach Mettenberger directed an eight-play, 62-yard march, capping it with a three-yard rifle throw to Chase Coffman, who caught the pass just before two Rams defenders collided in the back of the end zone.

Mettenberger then guided another drive, getting the Titans in range for Succop’s 32-yard field goal with three seconds to play in the half, making the score 20-0.

Another part of the positives from Sunday night was the improved play of the running game. Bishop Sankey, who had just 15 yards on eight carries vs. the Falcons, had 45 yards on six attempts behind a revamped offensive line that featured Byron Bell moving to left guard from right tackle and rookie Jeremiah Poutasi starting at right tackle.

“We were starting with new guys and mixing it up a little bit, but we were moving the ball today,” left tackle Taylor Lewan said.

Other than an 80-yard touchdown throw from Case Keenum to Chris Givens that got the Rams on the scoreboard, the second half quickly degenerated into a punt and penalty fest, until Alex Tanney found Coffman for a 56-yard TD to close the scoring for Tennessee.

The Rams then got a final score on a pass form Sean Mannion to Malcolm Brown in the game’s final minute to account for the final margin.

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Stratford's Corey Simmons - Photos by Mike Strasinger

Stratford’s Corey Simmons – Photos by Mike Strasinger

Hampton 54, Avery County, NC 17
Center Hill, MS 34, Manassas 0
Pickett Co. 32, Clinton County, KY 0
Greenfield 35, Fulton City, KY 20
Gleason 60, Fulton County, KY 28
MBA 21, Hewitt-Trussville, AL 16
Lewisburg, MS 40, Raleigh Egypt 32
Muscle Shoals, AL 31, Memphis East 14
Stewarts Creek 16, Nashville Overton 8
Trinity, KY 45, Ensworth 0
Tupelo Christian, MS 38, Rosemark 2
Wilson, AL 35, Collinwood 0
Blackman vs. Clay Chalkville, AL (Sat)
Memphis North Side at Hernando, MS
Oakland vs. Hoover, AL (Sat)
West Greene vs. Murray, KY (Sat)
Brentwood Academy at Olive Branch, MS (Sat)
McCallie vs. Parkview, GA (Sat)
CPA at Peachtree Ridge High School (Sat)

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