Week 2 Prep Football Recap

Monte Hale, Jr., Murfreesboro Post


Two weeks into the season, and there only three undefeated high school football teams in Rutherford County.

Yes, Oakland, Smyrna and Middle Tennessee Christian School have flexed their muscles early.

Meanwhile, five teams -- Siegel, Blackman, Stewart Creek, La Vergne and Eagleville are still looking for their first victory.

Blackman lost its opener Friday night at McCallie, while Eagleville's game against Clarksville Academy was cancelled due to a long weather delay. Riverdale enters this week 1-1.

Oakland and Smyrna, at least early, appear to be the class of the region. MTCS, despite being unblemished, has beaten up on less opponents. The Cougars have plenty of tough tests ahead, beginning this week at Jo Byrns.

The Patriots have outscored their opponents -- Jackson North Side and Hillsboro -- 86-13.

Smyrna has outscored its opponents -- La Vergne and Stewarts Creek -- 93-40.

It's way too early to say the Patriots and Bulldogs are going to finish one and two in the region because each has a full slate of league games. That being noted, both teams look awful strong so far.

Each has great athletes, they're well coached and have big-time future college talent on their rosters.

For Stewarts Creek, the Red Hawks have faced two very good teams with outstanding talent. A road trip to Franklin County might just get them back on track.

La Vergne is coming off two rivalry losses to Smyrna and Antioch, but also could get healthy in its region opener at home against Columbia Central.

Riverdale has been a mixed bag thus far, getting off to a great start in a big win over Ooltewah and a terrible start last week against Franklin. Their "Backyard Brawl" game against Blackman will be a great litmus test.

As far as Blackman is concerned it faced a much better team last Friday. However, don't fall asleep on Blackman because rest assured the Blaze will be in the mix.

Eagleville was trailing 7-0 when its game against Clarksville Academy was cancelled. It was nevertheless a winnable game and so will this week's road game against East Robertson.