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2020 Gridiron stat leaders

Rushing
(games, attempts, yards, average, TDs)

Destin Wade, Summit 9 127-1193 9.4 14
#Luke Perko, Zion Chr. 10 153-822 5.4 7
#Jaxson Campbell, Independence 10 116-721 6.2 14
#Austin Seals, Richland 8 106-720 6.8 5
#Tre Hartwell, Independence 8 101-666 6.6 7
#Sam Edwards, Richland 9 118-603 5.1 8
#Zavier Davidson, Mt. Pleasant 9 105-582 5.5 7
#Javen Edmiston, Summertown 8 105-568 5.4 6
#Christian Biggers, Columbia Central 9 131-510 3.9 2
Brandon King, Summit 9 59-456 7.7 1

Passing
(games, completions, attempts, yards, TDs, interceptions)

#Jaxson Campbell, Independence 10 132-214-1976 20/2
#Luke Perko, Zion Chr. 10 101-200-1432 22/6
#Brady McCanless, Columbia Central 11 121-216-1430 11/12
Destin Wade, Summit 9 69-111-1097 17/5
#Luka Boylan, Spring Hill 8 70-153-788 5/7
#Colton Shaffer, Summertown 8 47-100-557 5/6
#Sam Edwards, Richland 9 60-115-523 4/9
#Bryant Beranek, Columbia Acad. 6 29-72-372 3/9
#Te’Varius Strayhorn 8 33-66-357 2/4

Receiving
(games, receptions, yards, average, TDs)

#Calvin Wilson, Independence 10 28-640 22.9 9
#Steven Kinnard, Columbia Central 12 42-608 14.5 4
#Ty Lockwood, Independence 10 45-605 13.4 3
#Sam Sullivan, Zion Chr. 10 27 423 15.7 8
#Collins Malone, Columbia Acad. 7 22-365 16.6 3
#Davis Duffy, Zion Chr. 10 21-356 17.0 5
#Justin Buchmann, Columbia Central 9 29-339 11.7 2
#Max Brown, Zion Chr. 10 14-327 23.4 6
Brady Pierce, Summit 9 17-327 19.2 6
#Tyler Kondra, Independence 9 20-298 14.9 2

# season complete

Weekend on the hardwood

Columbia Central girls 52, Forrest 46

C 21 12 12 7 — 52
F 8 8 11 19 – 46

Columbia Central (52) – Saviya Morgan 6, Ryleigh Hamm 6, Anaya Mulholland 2, Karma Hunt 2, Janiyha Riley 8, Jalei O’Neal 11, Josie Parks 17

Forrest (46) – Macyn Kirby 14, Sam Hopkins 4, Alex Davenport 7, Addison Bunty 1, Laura Mealer 18, Carli Warner 2

3-pointers – Columbia Central 4 (Hamm 2, O’Neal, Parks), Forrest 3 (Davenport 2, Mealer)

Northwest girls 47, Summit 44

N 6 10 12 17 – 47
S 19 7 9 9 — 44

Northwest (47) – Tamia Scott 27, Jada Brooks 7, Nia Bogerty 6, Emiyah Cobb 3, Kayla Howell 2, Anicya Brosco 2

Summit (44) – Claudette Runk 20, Ellie Colson 7, Jaidyn Ramzy 5, Myah Kratzig 4, Bergen Allee 3, Emma Kate Bratton 3, Nicole Rizane 2

3-pointers – Northwest 5 (Scott 2, Brooks 2, Bogerty), Summit 5 (Runk, Ramzy, Kratzig, Allee, Bratton)

Summit girls 54, Gallatin 40

S 10 15 14 15 – 54
G 14 7 12 7 – 40

Summit (54) – Myah Kratzig 2, Bergen Allee 13, Emma Kate Bratton 6, Claudette Runk 2, Cydney Wright 4, Ellie Colson 21, Nicole Rizane 6

Gallatin (40) – Taylor Crenshaw 5, J. Montgomery 12, J. Newsom 6, C. Carter 6, J. Cole 4, M. Hale 2, E. Wilks 5

3-pointers – Summit 6 (Allee 3, Bratton 2, Rizane), Gallatin 0

Summertown girls 70, Huntingdon 38

H 15 11 10 2 – 38
S 16 11 24 19 – 70

Huntingdon (38) — Addison Postlethwait 14, Brooke Butler 13, Brooklyn Williams 5, Annabelle Singleton 4, Sophie Singleton 2

Summertown (70) – Hailey Jones 12, Rylee Long 12, Katie Burdette 10, Ansley Burleson 9, Kaley Campbell 8, Emily Brazier 6, Jenna Brazier 5, Reese Wilson 3, Carlee Emerson 2, Alivia Riggs 2, Mia Dinwiddie 1

3-pointers – Huntingdon 6 (Postlethwait 3, Butler 2, Williams), Summertown 6 (Burleson 3, Campbell 2, J. Brazier)

Summertown boys 76, Huntingdon 59

H 20 11 10 18 – 59
S 18 23 17 18 – 76

Huntingdon (59) – individual scoring not available

Summertown (76) – Gavin Burleson 24, Skyler Trousdale 18, Grant Burleson 13, Kaden Trotter 11, Grayson Burleson 4, Jake Smith 3, Javen Edmiston 2, Zane Akins 1

3-pointers – Huntingdon N/A, Summertown 8 (Gavin Burleson 2, Trousdale 2, Grant Burleson 3, Smith)

Richland girls 43, Spring Hill 41

S 6 17 5 13 — 41
R 7 13 7 16 — 43

Spring Hill (41) – Ava Herring 16, Elizabeth Dean 4, Sierra Stedman 13, Rakayla Christman 3, Isabella Phillips 5

Richland (43) – Gracie Braden 3, Jesse Jennings 27, Halle Braden 3, Ava Shrader 10

3-pointers – Spring Hill 4 (Herring 2, Stedman, Christman), Richland 6 (G. Braden, Jennings 4, H. Braden)

Richland girls 43, Giles Co. 39

G 13 16 9 1 – 39
R 5 19 11 8 – 43

Giles Co. (39) – Unknown 4, Amya Coffey 2, Ariana Howard 3, Hanna Hill 16, Kylie Hendricks 4, Teondra Williams 10

Richland (43) – Gracie Braden 6, Danica Bridgers 5, Jesse Jennings 23, Halle Braden 1, A.C. Hewitt 6, Ava Shrader 2

3-pointers – Giles Co. 4 (Hill 3, Williams), Richland 3 (Bridgers, Hewitt 2)

Richland boys 54, Harriman 50

H 7 13 21 9 — 50
R 15 11 13 15 — 54

Harriman (50) – Brady Stubbs 15, Austin Oliver 12, Nick Pelphrey 6, Jordan McCollum 6, Malachi Ray 2, Carter Smith 9

Richland (54) – Tyrell Randolph 3, Logan Helton 6, Daniel Nicholson 20, Trey Luna 15, Stevie Ballinger 2, Jace Derryberry 8

3-pointers – Harriman 5 (Stubbs, Oliver, Smith 3), Richland 6 (Nicholson, Luna 3, Derryberry 2)

Richland boys 74, Fayetteville 38

F 5 16 8 9 — 38
R 20 25 25 4 — 74

Fayetteville (38) – Brayden Hockett 19, Marquese Nance 11, Tyeus Layne 3, Teondre Love 3, Josh Litaker 2

Richland (74) – Tyrell Randolph 13, Daniel Nicholson 17, Trey Luna 23, Stevie Ballinger 6, Bryce Anderson 2, Jackson Alsup 2, Jace Derryberry 9, Gage Kirk 2

3-pointers – Fayetteville 7 (Hockett 4, Nance, Layne, Love), Richland 5 (Nicholson, Luna 2, Derryberry 2)

Independence boys 54, McCallie 52

McCallie (52) — Spencer Turner 3, Will Kuasigroch 3, Wilson Rankin 10, Kollin Claridy 7, Nate Jackson 2, Trey Hamilton 15, David Craig 12

Independence (54) — Colin Upright 9, Jett Montgomery 5, Owen Ries 2, Sam Womack 18, Jaxson Campbell 4, Cameron Bell 8, Ty Lockwood 2, Justin Miles 6

3-pointers — McCallie 3 (Hamilton 3), Independence 2 (Montgomery, Womack)


Hoops upcoming

Monday

Summit girls vs. Harpeth at Creek Wood Classic, 4 p.m.
Centennial at Columbia Central

Tuesday

Summit boys vs. Smyrna at Centennial, 2 p.m.
Columbia Central at Marshall Co.
Houston Co. at Richland
Independence at Father Ryan
Middle Tenn. Chr. at Columbia Acad.*
Page at Summertown
Santa Fe at Grace Chr.
Summit girls vs. Creek Wood at Creek Wood Classic, 7 p.m.

Friday

Independence boys vs. Mt. Juliet at Lebanon Thanksgiving Classic, 2:30 p.m.
Independence girls vs. Mt. Juliet at Lebanon Thanksgiving Classic, 4 p.m.
Mt. Pleasant boys vs. Loretto at Cannon Co. Thanksgiving Classic, 3 p.m.
Mt. Pleasant girls vs. Cannon Co. at Cannon Co. Thanksgiving Classic, 4:30 p.m.
Summertown girls vs. Stewart’s Creek at Stewart’s Creek Thanksgiving Classic, 6 p.m.

Saturday

Independence girls vs. Sycamore at Lebanon Thanksgiving Classic, 10 a.m.
Independence boys vs. Stewarts Creek at Lebanon Thanksgiving Classic, 8:30 p.m.
Summertown boys at Fayetteville, 2 p.m.
Summertown girls vs. LaVergne at Stewart’s Creek Thanksgiving Classic, 2 p.m.
Mt. Pleasant at Jackson Co.

*region game

all doubleheaders 6 p.m. start unless otherwise specified

schedule subject to change without prior notice

Eagles edge Livingston in season opener

By Chris Yow

THOMPSONS STATION — Whit Conrad nailed a 3-pointer to tie the game in the fourth quarter, Tyus Anderson converted an easy transition layup to give Independence the lead and the Eagles held off Livingston Academy 49-46 Thursday night in their season opener.

Several of Indy’s players were touching the floor just six days removed from a heartbreaking loss on the gridiron. Getting accustomed to the hardwood wasn’t going to be easy.

“We have football guys with three practices and they haven’t touched a basketball in four months. They were rough — understandably so,” Independence coach Doug Keil said. “Once they figured out what we are trying to do and the effort level we want to do it at, we were much better. That changed the game for us in the second half.”

PHOTO GALLERY:

Indy led 9-7 at the end of the first quarter, but Livingston Academy completed an old-fashioned three-point play to take an 18-15 lead with 4:28 to go in the second quarter to take control of the game. The Wildcats took a 26-19 lead to the break behind 10 first-half points from Matthew Sells.

“We knew how good he is coming into the game,” Keil said. “Our plan was to not let him catch it and double-team him.”

Despite the Eagles’ efforts, Sells finished with a game-high 18 points. Elsewhere, Independence’s defense shined, specifically pressuring the ball on the perimeter and contesting shots from the Wildcats’ other threats.

Indy struggled to find the bottom of the net even from close range at times in the first three quarters, but certainly made the most of its opportunities in the final frame, scoring 13 points and holding Livingston Academy to just seven.

“They didn’t have the confidence of having scrimmages all summer and before the season,” Keil said. “I think they started to question themselves early on, but once our guys settled in and realized it’s the same basketball they play every day.”

Cameron Bell was a force inside for Indy in the final frame, coming up with key plays on defense and finishing with nine points in the game.

“(Bell) played great for us down the stretch, and we need him to do that every night out,” Keil said.

Lady Eagles grounded early: Independence scored the first two points of the game, and from there Livingston Academy scored 23 of the next 26 points in the game, cruising to the 48-15 road win.

The Lady Wildcats were led by Keaton Webb and Aleah Melton, who scored 11 points each. Indy’s Eva Nicholas scored a team-high eight points for the Lady Eagles.

Independence boys 49, Livingston Acad. 46

L 7 19 13 7 — 46
I 9 10 12 13 — 49

Livingston Acad. (46) — Matthew Sells 18, Matthew Carville 3, Hunter Coffman 2, Dawson Simmons 3, Hayden Ledbetter 6, Nicholas Choate 4, Eli Melton 10

Independence (49) — Colin Upright 4, Owen Ries 4, Tyus Anderson 11, Whit Conrad 3, Sam Womack 4, Josh Owens 3, Jaxson Campbell 4, Cameron Bell 9, Ty Lockwood 2, Brady Jenkins 1, Justin Miles 2

3-Pointers — Livingston Acad. 4 (Sells 2, Ledbetter, Melton), Independence 3 (Anderson, Conrad, Owens)

Livingston Acad. girls 48, Independence 15

L 11 19 18 0 — 48
I 2 3 6 4 — 15

Livingston Acad. (48) — Hailey Cronk 2, Keaton Webb 11, Alexis Phipps 2, Hallie Ledbetter 5, Aleah Melton 11, Leah Kate Clark 2, Kaylee Asberry 3, Hannah Westmoreland 6, Lilly Bates 3, Abby Reader 3

Independence (15) —
Leah Oubre 2, Evy Nicholas 8, Claudia Chilton 3, Ryan Brown 2

3-pointers — Livingston Acad. 6 (Webb, Ledbetter, Melton, Asberry, Westmorland 2), Independence 2 (Nicholas, Chilton)

Chris Yow is the multi-media director for SM-Tn Sports. Contact him at sports@sm-tnsports.com or on Twitter @ChrisYow14.

Glasner sidelined as Indy preps for season opener

By Chris Yow

As Independence prepares for its season opener Thursday night at home against Livingston Academy, the Lady Eagles will be without two of its most important pieces from last season.

Second-year coach Bryan Glasner will not be on the bench, and guard Jaylin Banks will not be on the floor.

Independence athletics director Mary Beth White is acting as head coach in Glasner’s absence. White returns to the Lady Eagles’ sideline after last serving as head coach in 2017.

“Bryan Glasner is still the head coach,” White said. “I am just filling in.”

Glasner was unsure of the timetable in which he would return.

“I’m dealing with some family stuff right now, so I’m not there,” he said.

Banks recently transferred to Middle Tennessee Christian after leading the Lady Eagles in scoring last season as a freshman.

Independence finished the 2019-20 campaign 16-10 overall, and 10-6 in 11-AAA — good enough for fourth place in the district — before losing a 53-50 overtime affair to Ravenwood in the tournament quarterfinals.

Spartans signalcaller named Class 5A Mr. Football finalist

By Maurice Patton

Destin Wade became the second Summit player in four years to be named a TSSAA Tennessee Titans Mr. Football finalist, as the Spartans junior quarterback joined fellow Class 5A honorees Kalib Fortner of Knoxville Central and Prince Kollie of David Crockett in being so recognized during an online announcement Tuesday.

The winner will be named during a Dec. 8 ceremony at Nissan Stadium.

“It’s great for the program,” Summit coach Brian Coleman said as the Spartans approach Friday’s Class 5A state playoff quarterfinal matchup with host Beech. “Tai (Carter) was a great kid, a great player, and Destin’s a great kid, a great player.

“It’s great recognition for him, it’s great for the team, and he’s always going to give credit to the guys in front of him. I think it shows we’re doing things right as a program, that we’re getting these type accolades.”

Despite playing just six games during the regular season because of the pandemic – and seeing limited action in some of those – Wade has rushed for 999 yards and thrown for 879 yards, while accounting for 26 total touchdowns, including playoff victories over Hillwood and Columbia Central.

“We’re not chasing numbers with him,” Coleman said. “Against Spring Hill (in Week 2), we were up three scores and we pulled him at halftime. We’re trying to keep him healthy, and he’s fine with that. People need to see that and take that into account and do the math. I appreciate their understanding that that’s how his numbers were.”

Carter was a 2017 Class 5A finalist, rushing for 1,225 yards and 14 touchdowns before sustaining a season-ending knee injury as Summit advanced to the state quarterfinals and lost 21-16 to Beech. Knoxville Catholic’s Cade Mays was named the winner, with Southwind’s Jordan Davis also a finalist. Carter is currently playing at Tennessee Tech.

Coming off a trip to the state finals a year ago, Wade has helped the Spartans to an 11-1 performance thus far.

“He showed Friday night – if we need a big play, he’s a big playmaker,” Coleman said, referring to Wade’s 242-yard, three-TD rushing performance along with a passing score in Summit’s 28-14 win over Columbia Central.

“I guess that’s been reflected and seen across the state by the coaches and the media, and it’s great to see. And he goes (into the season) thinking he’s got his twin brother with him before Keaten gets the injury – a lot falls on his shoulders, and he’s embraced it and done a great job with that also.”

Independence senior quarterback Jaxson Campbell, who had been named a Class 6A Mr. Football semifinalist, did not make the finalist cut despite 1,976 passing yards, 721 rushing yards and 34 total touchdowns in 10 games as the Eagles advanced to the second round of the state playoffs.

The full list of Tennessee Titans Mr. Football finalists follows:

CLASS 1A — Hunter Frame, South Pittsburg; Kyler Parker, Moore Co.; Jared Stone, South Pittsburg

CLASS 2A — Khalik Ganaway, Peabody; Will Meadows, Meigs Co.; Luke Myers, South Greene

CLASS 3A — Anthony Brown, Milan; Grey Carroll, Alcoa; Martino Owens, Pearl-Cohn

CLASS 4A — Troy Parker Hughes, Elizabethton; Rivers Hunt, Hardin Co.; Bryson Rollins, Elizabethton

CLASS 5A — Kalib Fortner, Knoxville Central; Prince Kollie, David Crockett; Destin Wade, Summit

CLASS 6A — Jake Briningstool, Ravenwood; Jalen Hunt, McMinn Co.; C.J. Taylor, Warren Co.

DIVISION II-A — Jon Lewis, Donelson Chr.; Aaron Smith, Jackson Chr.; Griffin Swinea, Davidson Acad.

DIVISION II-AA — James Dunn, Christian Acad. of Knoxville; Langston Patterson, Christ Presbyterian Acad.; Dietrick Pennington, Evangelical Chr.

DIVISION II-AAA — B.J. Harris, McCallie; Dallan Hayden, Christian Brothers; D.C. Tabscott, Father Ryan

KICKER OF THE YEAR — Teagen Lenderink, Brentwood Acad.; Trey Turk, Oakland; Connor Wood, Lexington