COLUMBIA, Tenn. — A year after winning only one game, Collinwood claimed the Class A, District 6 championship Friday night with a 41-27 victory over Columbia Academy.
The Trojans (8-2) finished tied with Loretto atop the district standings, but won the title due to a victory over Loretto earlier this season.
Peyton Risner ran for 137 yards on 12 carries, while Logan Montgomery added 120 yards on 17 carries.
Collinwood used a trick play to take the lead when Ben Ragan hit Zach Reeves on a halfback pass for a 42-yard touchdown that put the Trojans up 7-0.
A 4-yard run by Briar Daniel made it 14-0 midway through the first quarter. Montgomery added a 28-yard keeper for a score to push the margin to 21-0 early in the second quarter.
Columbia Academy scored midway through the second quarter to cut the margin to 21-7 at halftime.
The Trojans put it away in the third quarter with three consecutive touchdowns. Montgomery scored on a 7-yard run, followed by Risner’s 20-yard scoring play that made it 34-7. Risner added a 30-yard touchdown run and Collinwood led 41-7.
Loretto 44, Mount Pleasant 19
MOUNT PLEASANT, Tenn. — Loretto scored 30 first-half points and held off a late surge by Mount Pleasant to take the district win Friday.
The win gives the Mustangs (7-3, 6-1) a share of the district title, while Mt. Pleasant (6-4, 5-2) will likely finish third in the district.
Loretto took a 14-0 lead in the first quarter when Timothee Brown scored on an 18-yard run and Devin Harris returned a Mt. Pleasant interception 26 yards. Brown ran the 2-point conversion.
After Mt. Pleasant scored, the Mustangs took control with 16 unanswered points.
Cory Allen scored on a 2-yard run and quarterback Matt Rosson passed 29 yards to Miles Burks for another touchdown.
Mt. Pleasant scored twice in the third but two touchdowns by Zak Kleinke in the fourth quarter sealed the win.
Lawrence County 29,
TULLAHOMA, Tenn. — Ben Evers kicked three fields and Lawrence County rushed for 292 yards as the Wildcats picked up their first district win Friday.
Lawrence County (5-5, 1-4) used a strong defensive effort to hold Tullahoma (6-4, 3-2) to a total of 133 yards.
Brett Davis led the defense with four sacks.
The Wildcats will learn today if they qualified for the playoffs.
Trailing 3-0, Evers tied it with a 43-yard field goal. His 21-yard field goal gave the Wildcats a 6-3 in the second quarter.
Jake Brewer, who finished with 78 yards on 10 carries, pushed the lead to 12-3 with a 14-yard touchdown run before the first half ended.
Marquis Lockridge, who had 74 yards on 17 carries, scored on a 6-yard run in the third and Evers kicked a 27-yard field goal as the Wildcats took a 22-0 lead.
Elijah Gang, the game’s leading rusher with 81 yards, got the final score on a 38-yard run.
Wayne County 44,
Perry County 6
LINDEN — Jacob Bevis and Carson Kelly scored two touchdowns apiece as Wayne County continued its late-season surge in an easy win against Perry County.
Bevis, who went over the 1,000-yard mark with 151 yards, scored on runs of 3 and 2 yards as Wayne County (4-6, 3-4) took a 16-6 lead into the half. Kelly added runs of 3 and 23 yards.
Chad Turnbow and Logan Cole completed Wayne County’s scoring with runs of 16 and 14 yards respective.
Wayne County’s defense limited Perry County to 108 yards and forced five turnovers on fumbles. The Wildcats turned the three of the fumble recoveries into 21 points.
With the win, Wayne County nearly assured itself of a playoff berth. Pairings will be announced today by the TSSAA.