Blackman declaws the Wildcats of Wilson Central 24-0 in the first round of the TSSAA playoffs.
Blackman scored on their first two possessions in the first quarter and rode a great defensive effort to victory. Leading 7-0 with 6:22 to go in the first, senior running back Antonio Malone takes it in from 37-yards out:
After a scoreless second quarter and much of the third, the Blaze tack on a triple behind the leg of senior kicker Tripp Holloway:
Blackman running back Keionte Newson would bookend the night, scoring the first touchdown of the game (13-yard run) and the final one with 3:02 to play (3-yard run) with the Blaze running the wildcat. It was his only two carries of the night.
Malone had 14-carries for 114-yards and a touchdown. Defensively, Mr. Football semifinalist Conner Murphy had 9 tackles and fellow senior linebacker Jaden Layne had 7 tackles.
Blackman will travel to Hendersonville for a second round matchup next Friday night.
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BLACKMAN SENIOR RUNNING BACK ANTONIO MALONE
14-carries for 114-yards and a touchdown
BLACKMAN SENIOR LINEBACKERS CONNER MURPHY AND JADEN LAYNE
The two combined for 16-tackles (Murphy had 9 tackles, Layne had 7)
Oakland 34, Lebanon 0
Blackman 24, Wilson Central 0
Mt. Juliet 20, Riverdale 14
Ravenwood 35, Stewarts Creek 0
Independence 28, Smyrna 10
Eagleville 8, Houston County 7
Fayette Academy 26, MTCS 21
NEXT WEEK'S SCHEDULE (2nd Round of Playoffs)
Oakland hosts Mt. Juliet *on WGNS
Blackman at Hendersonville
Eagleville at Forrest