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The Bucs take on Summit HS from Spring Hill, TN this Friday in the TSSAA 5A State Quarterfinals. Summit is in their 7th year of existence and Friday’s game will be only their 4th playoff game in school history. The Spartans qualified last year for their first ever playoff game and lost in the first round to Cane Ridge 35-21 to finish 7-4 on the season. It was their first ever winning season. Their overall record is 15-46.
4th year coach, Brian Coleman has led the Spartans to improvements each season starting 0-10 and then going 4-6, 7-4 and this year they won their region and stand 10-2 on the season. The Spartans went undefeated in region play at 6-0, but lost non region games versus 4A opponent Spring Hill 21-20 and 6A Centennial 34-20 in week 9 of the regular season.
Summit beat Hillwood in the first round 42-7 and Columbia in wk 5, 48-27. The Bucs defeated Hillwood in wk 10, 42-0, in the pouring rain and Columbia in the first round 49-27. Both schools wear Navy and Orange.
Address to the school is :
2830 Twin Lakes Drive
Spring Hill, TN 37174
The Lady Bucs opened the 2017 season with a 72-57 win over Brentwood last night in a TSSAA Hall of Fame game at Brentwood HS. The Lady Bucs were led by Jana Claire Swafford who shot 70% (7-10) on the night and scored 20 points. Kennedy Powell added 15 on 70% shooting as well. Mia Dean chipped in 13 and Shiya Hoosier had 9 for the navy and orange squad.. HC Kristi Utley told BA.com, “the girls showed a bunch of energy and improvement from off season work . It was a great start to the season for us.”
Dean dished out 6 assists and had 8 rebounds to round out a solid game one effort. Powell led the Lady Bucs with 9 boards. The team shot 48% (29-61) from the field, including a 50% clip from behind the arc. The Lady Bucs jumped out to a 17-6 first quarter lead and never looked back as they led at the half 38-20, combining hot shooting and great rebounding (37-28 advantage) to post their first win of the season.
The Lady Bucs will be back in action on Saturday at BHS vs White House JV at 11 and varsity at 1.
In the nightcap, Brentwood beat the Bucs 59-54 despite Jayson Brown’s 19 pts on 7-10 shooting for the night. No other Buc recorded double figures on the night. Drake Sanson had 9 pts on 3-5 shooting behind the arc and Mitchell Sorenson and AJ Robertson each pitched in 7 pts. The Bucs shot well (14-24) from 2pt range but only hit 6 of 17 3’s and 8 of 15 free throws in the contest. The Bruins won it from the foul line hitting 15 of 21 tries. The boys will play White House at 2:30 and HCA at 4pm on Saturday after the girls games are over.
3:15 Beech – Kaemon Dunlap 3 yd TD run (David Johnson PAT kick).
0:54 Beech – . Johnson 25 yd FIELD GOAL.
9:37 Hillsboro – Adam Amroun 23 yd FIELD GOAL
Sumner Homepage Article
By ALEX DAUGHTERY
The Beech Buccaneers defeated the Hillsboro Burros 10-3 Friday night, moving to 13-0 and advancing to the 5A Quarterfinals.
In a game that featured two premier high school runningbacks, the deciding factor between Beech and Hillsboro was a stalwart defense by the Buccaneers.
“Unbelievable effort out of those guys,” coach Anthony Crabtree said of his defense after the game. “Just worked really hard all week on a game plan trying to give them a couple different looks.”
Crabtree knew that stopping Burros running back Jacob Frazier would be a huge step towards winning the game. And while Frazier still finished with 110 yards on 25 carries, the Buccaneers were able to contain him somewhat and come away with the win.
“Frazier’s an outstanding running back, the dude runs hard… my hat’s off to that guy. We knew in order to beat them we were going to have to stop him and I think our defense really answered the bell.”
After two short, unsuccessful drives by both teams opened the game, the lone touchdown on the night came with 3:15 left in the 1st quarter. Running back Kaemon Dunlap, who finished with 118 yards on 22 carries, plunged three yards for the score. The short field was set up by the Beech defensive lineman Cole Pulley intercepting Hillsboro quarterback Darius Smith at the 26-yard line.
A few drives later, kicker David Johnson gave Beech a 10-0 lead with a 25-yard field goal.
Beech would take the 10 point lead into halftime.
Hillsboro’s initial possession in the 3rd quarter was their most promising: they drove all the way down to the Beech 12-yard line with a good mix of pass and run. Facing 4th and 10 from the 12, Hillsboro elected to go for it, instead of kicking a short field goal. A sack by Pulley ended the drive and maintained the 10 point lead for Beech.
Eventually, Hillsboro would get in scoring position again, this time kicking a 22-yard field goal. This made it a 10-3 game with 9:37 left in the game.
Beech responded with their best drive of the 2nd half, driving to the Hillsboro 42-yard line behind several runs by Dunlap and Chaz Williamson. The drive stalled, however, and then Beech’s punt was blocked, leading to a tense final few minutes.
With 3:04 left, Hillsboro had the ball at the 49-yard line, needing a touchdown to tie the game. A Smith incompletion, followed by two short runs by Frazier, set up a final 4th and 10 from the 47. Smith rolled to his right to buy some time, but his long pass down the right sideline was broken up by Ty Dean.
Beech would take over and, following a few quarterback kneels from Nelson Smith, complete the 10-3 win.
Crabtree noted after the game that his team is ready to take on whoever they face in the next round.
“We’ve got 27 seniors. These guys don’t care where we’re going or who we play, they just wanted to play one more week. And they’ve done enough tonight to make that happen so I’m excited for those guys.”
Hendersonville Standard Article by Zach Womble
HENDERSONVILLE – If the Beech Buccaneers have any hope of bringing home the gold ball in December, they know their defense is going to have to get them there. Friday night’s second-round match up with Hillsboro was no different, as the Bucs defeated the Burros in a defensive battle, 10-3.
The victory means Beech (12-0) will travel to Summit to take on the Spartans in the elite eight, quarterfinal round.
“Unbelievable effort out of those guys,” Beech coach Anthony Crabtree said of his defensive unit. “We worked really hard this week preparing to give Hillsboro a couple different looks. Jacob Frazier [Hillsboro] is an outstanding running back. My hats off to that guy. We knew if we wanted to win we had to stop him. Our defense really answered the bell. We were able to put them in a bad situation a few times, but we answered the bell and that is all you can ask of the guys.”
Offensively, Kaemon Dunlap again paced the Bucs, carrying the ball 21 times for 119 yards and the game’s only touchdown.
Following a first possession punt that pinned the Burros deep on their side of the field, Beech’s Cole Pulley made the first big play of the game when he intercepted a Burros pass on third-and-10, setting up Beech inside the red zone.
Three plays later, Dunlap powered his way into the end zone from 4 yards out with 3:24 remaining in the opening frame for the 7-0 lead. David Johnson connected on his only extra point attempt of the night.
Both defenses stood tall during the next few possessions until a short field led to a David Johnson 35-yard field goal with 1:12 left in the half and a 10-0 Beech lead.
Hillsboro received the first possession of the second half and looked poised to trim the Bucs lead, but a big sack by Pulley on fourth-and-9 ended any hope of points for the Burros.
The Beech defense found itself backed into its own end zone again following the Bucs lone turnover of the night, but the Bucs stood their ground forcing a second-consecutive turnover-on-downs.
Later on, a shanked punt gave the Burros excellent field position at the Beech 34-yard line, where they needed nine plays before kicking a 17-yard field goal with 9:37 remaining to trim the orange and blue lead to just seven points.
Hillsboro looked to have life with just over two minutes remaining in the game, taking over near midfield after blocking a Beech punt.
After an incomplete pass on first down, no gain on second down and a 2-yard run on third down, the game came down to a fourth-and-8 from the Bucs 48-yard line. Throwing deep down the right sideline, Hillsboro was unable to connect for the big gain, turning the ball over on downs for the fifth time in the game.
Beech quarterback Nelson Smith kneeled three times to secure the victory and the first quarterfinal appearance for Beech since 2012.
“These guys don’t care where we go or who we play, they just want to play at least one more week,” Crabtree said. “They’ve done enough tonight to make it happen and I’m excited for those guys. It goes back to the 27 seniors we have. Their mindset and desire to succeed is where we need it. They’ve worked their tail off since January; we talk all time about we work too hard not to give ourselves a chance to win every Friday night. They are just bound and determined to make sure that happens.”
Beech will travel to Summit High School Nov. 17 with a trip to the Class 5A Semifinals on the line.
7pm On the HILL! Come see what could be the defacto State Championship game tonight as the #1 Bucs take on #3 Hillsboro.
BHS defeated Hillsboro 20-14 in week 7. The Burros have been a nemesis for the Bucs in recent years having eliminated the Bucs from playoff football in 2013 and ’15. This is a different Burro team however, as HC Craig Clayton resigned following the ’16 season. In five seasons at Hillsboro (2012-16), Clayton, a Caldwell County (Ky.) graduate, led the Metro Nashville school to a 43-21 (.672) record with a pair of state quarterfinal appearances and a Class 5A runner-up finish in 2014. Long time Metro coach Maurice Fitzgerald has taken over and the Burros are 7-4 this season after a first round mashing of Shelbyville Central.
Kaemon Dunlap was recently named a Mr. Football semi-finalist for 5A. Dunlap for 1834 yards and 26 touchdowns so far this season. The great thing is, he’s not our only weapon. Sophomore “Petey” Parks has ran for 500+ yards and Aaron Fox, Dyilin Hoosier, Chaz Williamson, Garrett Butler can all do damage in the run game. Senior QB Nelson Smith is more than capable throwing the ball throwing for over 700 yards and 10 TD’s with only 2 interceptions on the year. Hoosier and Ty Dean lead the receivers in catches/yards, but the Bucs have about 10 guys who can all catch the ball.
The winner of this game will most likely end up in Cookeville in the finals, it will be a very tough nosed, close game unless something crazy happens, which at this time of year, you never know. WE need all BUC fans to show up for this game as it could be an Instant Classic! See you on the hill Friday!!
Record vs Hillsboro All Time (3-6)
2017 20-14 W
2012 35-6 W
2007 7 -37
1983 23-12 W