The best time of the year and I am so blessed to be ready to get back on the road. Once again there will be extra games not listed due to some of the weather cancellations the past few weeks. Things are shaping up all over the state and with district games on the docket we are in store for some exciting times.
1. Ridgeway 21-0 (1)
The Roadrunners are primed for the upcoming district and region tilts against the cities top squads. Can they run the proverbial table? We think so.....
Wooddale (2/9); @ Germantown (2/12)
2. White Station 19-4 (5)
For those who doubted the power of the one they call Joe, shame on you. Jackson was instrumental in the win over Melrose and has the Spartans playing their best at the right time.
@ Mitchell (2/9); Memphis Central (2/12); Melrose (2/13)
3. Memphis Central 19-3 (6)
A season sweep of Melrose puts Central in a prime position in District 16AAA with a huge game against The Station looming on Friday.
Whitehaven (2/9); @ White Station (2/12)
4. Fulton 20-2 (7)
The Falcons welcomed back Galen Campbell (Fulton) and then proceeded to dispatch of district upstart Gatlinburg-Pittman. This team always plays its best at this time of year.
@ Knoxville West (2/9); Knoxville Central (2/12)
5. Melrose 21-3 (2)
The Golden Hurricanes felt the bump in the road with two losses last week but don't make the mistake of thinking its over, which would be unhealthy, for everyone.
@ Memphis East (2/9); @ Whitehaven (2/12); @ White Station (2/13)
6. Bearden 21-1 (3)
The Bulldogs suffered their first loss of the season to Knoxville West and now the pressure to stay unbeaten is gone and they can concentrate on moving towards the ‘boro.
@ Powell (2/9); @ Knoxville Carter (2/12)
7. Nashville Overton 23-2 (8)
The second district match-up against Hunter's Lane will be one of the highlight games in the mid-state this week. The clash with Maplewood matches two of the mid-states best guards in Fred Lee (Maplewood) and Mookie Betts (Overton).
Hunter's Lane (2/9); Maplewood (2/12)
8. Southwind 21-3 (4)
Another loss to Ridgeway moves them down but certainly not out with district action looming on the horizon. Jonathan "J3" Williams (Southwind) is worth the price of admission.
Collierville (2/9); @ Wooddale (2/12)
9. Clarksville Northeast 18-2 (10)
Three big games on the docket this week should be vital as Northeast goes for their district crown. I get to go to the Springfield game and I'm excited.
@ Kenwood (2/9); Springfield (2/11); Clarksville Northwest (2/12)
10. Hunter's Lane 18-3 (9)
Another chance to avenge an earlier loss to Overton becomes priority one for The Lane.
@ Nashville Overton (2/9); Antioch (2/12)
11. Jackson Northside 17-4 (12)
Northside has proven to be a big surprise and with district on the horizon can they continue to surprise....with Prather in the fold it is possible.
@ Humboldt (2/8); @ Hillcrest (2/13)
12. Craigmont 21-2 (14)
Lying in the weeds, the Chiefs seem to be the team that no one is talking about and they continue to pile up the wins, it would be a mistake to dismiss them, a big mistake.
@ Arlington (2/9); @ Cordova (2/11)
13. Dyer County 21-3 (15)
The Choctaws make preparations for a district run and another shot at Northside while positioning themselves for future advancement.
@ Union City (2/9); Brighton (2/12)
14. Liberty Tech 17-3 (NR)
The Crusaders are playing up to their capabilities and it is the right time of the year for this to occur. Kendall Anthony (Liberty Tech) runs the show.
Chester County (2/9)
15. Bolivar Central 19-4 (13)
The Tigers fell to Liberty but the wonderful thing about losses, and losses are horrible things, is the opportunity to rectify that situation with some timely wins, and they are wonderful things.
@ McNairy Central (2/9)
ON THE RIM
Clarksville Academy 24-2
Knoxville Central 20-4
Marshall County 18-4
IN THE LANE
Creek Wood 20-2
Tyner Academy 17-2
ON THE BREAK
Unicoi County 21-4
Sullivan East 20-4