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The Bucs dominated Friday’s game, take away to turnovers and the first HHS drive. Tysean Jefferson ran for 178 yards on 28 carries and Patrick Hill added 99 on 11 carries. Both scored a TD and Adrian Johnson bullied his way across the goalline twice to finish off the scoring.
The defense held serve on multiple occassions as JP Courtney had an interception on the goal line to stop one opportunity and the HHS kicker missed three field goal atteampts as well. Kanon Lewis and Gage Stewart each recoverd a fumble and Logan Simms had a pair of sacks for the Bucs.
Stewart led the team in tackles with 114, Bronco Hanks had 9.
The Bucs will take on Tullahoma in a home game on Friday night at 7pm. This game was added on Saturday morning and was not on the schedule.
On Saturday, the Beech Cross Country team hosted the Sanders Ferry Showdown. On the boys side, the meet included eight out of the top 11 D1 Large School Division teams, including five of the top 6. On the girls side, the field included the heavy favorites to win the State Championships, Brentwood High School, as well as two other teams ranked in the top five in the State. And with Sanders Ferry Park recently being awarded the 2020 High School State Championships, all eyes were on Hendersonville on Saturday.The boys Buccaneers came into the meet seeded eighth on paper but surprised the field with a third place team finish, missing second place by just a few points. They were led by freshman, Gabriel Cox, who set a new Beech Freshman Record by racing the 5k distance in 16:44. “Overall, we did very good,” Cox said. “Finishing third gives us confidence going forward by knowing we have raced the best teams in the state and were able to perform under pressure.” The girls finished seventh place as team and were led by freshman, Zaely Tilt. Reflecting on her strong performance, Tilt stated, “the race felt pretty smooth at first but become really tough. A lot of the girls were struggling but everyone was really encouraging, which was a great thing to see.” Boys and girls coach, Scott Wietecha was really pleased with the performance of the team. “We use the early season races to expose our weaknesses and shake off some of the rust. I knew we had a great group of athletes but both teams really raised the bar after this weekend. We have a very inexperienced boys team but they raced liked pros and shocked a lot of people by showing they’re one of the best teams in the state of Tennessee. The girls team has a lot of new faces but I’ve never had a girls team like this one before. They have a lot of love and respect for each other and aren’t afraid to push themselves in races. They will go on to do big things as well.”
The #1 ranked Franklin High School won the boys team title with Brentwood narrowly defeating Independeince on the girls side.
Boys go 1-1 (5-5) on the year
White House 408
Tristan 76 Landon 87 Zach 91 Carson 105 Harper 106
Girls go 1-1 move to (7-3)
White House 216
Tessa 84 Katlyn 93 Breonna 98
On the Hill, in the Hollow, on an Island at the Beech the Bucs take on Hendersonville in the MyTV30 Game of the Week this Friday at 7pm. If you can’t be there in person it’s a great way to catch the game – and if you are at the game – DVR it… your gonna want to watch this again I have a feeling…
Our overal win-loss record vs HHS is 16-22, since Coach Crabtree arrived at BHS, 9-7. The first win came on Oct. 17, 1986 when JC Brinkley and crew blocked a 42 yard FG attempt on the game’’s last play to seal a 7-6 win at HHS.
There have been many exciting games over the years but none had the electric atmosphere of the 2003 double OT 43-42 win over HHS. Current Freshman coach RJ Meadows scored 5 touchdowns and hit Patrick McFarland for the winning 2pt conversion pass…
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Beech outruns Lavergne 48-22
Shackle Island – The Beech Buccaneer football team took advantage fo a slow start by the Wolverines to jump out to a quick 6-0 lead just a minute and a half into the game. The extra point hit the cross bar and was no good.
The Bucs held Lavergne again and took the ball back at their own 44 with 6:24 left in the first quarter. Patick Hill punched it in from the two yard line and Beech was up 13-0. The big play of the drive was a 25 Tyard pass from Xavier Jones to Adrian Johnson.
Lavergne was forced to punt again and after a personal foul during the return Beech had the ball at the Wolverine 15 yard line. Three plays later Adrian Johnson busted through from one yard out and it was 20-0 with 1:43 left in the opening quarter. “They came out much better prepared and ready to play, our special teams weren’t good, too many penalties, field position, we just have to clean up some things in practice and get better,” said Lavergne coach Mike Woodward.
After another Lavergne punt, Jones was intercepted by Chris King who returned it 8 yards to the 29 and the Wolverines took posession with 11 minutes left in the half. After the Wolverines got their first first down, QB Lavandrea Webb threw a 55 yard touchdown pass to Isaiah Banner who was wide open deep down the middle of the field. 20-7 Beech.
The Bucs answered with a 75 yard drive ending on a Tysean Jefferson 10 yard run for a touchdown, 27-7 Beech. Beech held the Lavergne offense again and prompty tossed a 55 yard touchdown pass from Jones to Zac Oden with 0:51 left in the half. 34-7 Beech at the half.
Beech coach Anthony Crabtree was pleased with his team’s play, “we took advantage of good field position all night and really I thought our defense played well. Kanon Lewis got better tonight, I thought he played a good game.”
Beech took the second half kickoff and drove 77 yards capped off by a Jefferson 12 yard run, 41-7 Bucs. Essentially that was the ball game. Both teams began to substitute to get players some game time.
Lavergne added a 25 yard TD pass to Kavian Taylor at 9:45 and a 58 yard TD pass to Banner at 6:43, his second of the game, to end the Wolverine scoring. Beech added a 25 yard TD pass to Andrew Paige with 2:30 left to end the scoring at 48-22.
Lavergne will travel to Lebanon next week while Beech will host Hendersonville in the “Battle for Drakes Creek”.