Tennessee freshman and former Beech High School standout Jalen Hurd has been named the SEC Freshman of the Week after his performance against Arkansas State. Hurd rushed for 83 yards and one touchdown on 23 carries against the Red Wolves last Saturday in Neyland Stadium.
The Hendersonville High School varsity football team didn’t see much action in its late Friday night meeting with Springfield. It didn’t need to. Head Coach Bruce Hatfield allowed his varsity football team one possession on offense and one on defense before substitutions were made for the remainder of the East Robertson County Football Jamboree. The defensive unit managed to hold Springfield to one first down on its opening possession before forcing a punt. The offense responded with an eight-play 70-yard drive that ended with a touchdown.
The Pope John Paul II football Knights travelled to Trousdale County Saturday evening as a part of the 26th Annual Tobacco Bowl Jamboree and earned a 14-10 varsity win over the Wilson Central Wildcats.
“I thought we played well,” JPII Head Coach Jerry Joslin said. “There were some good things. There were some bad things. But overall, the good out-weighed the bad and as a staff, we are pleased with how things turned out.”
The Beech High School football team had been looking forward to meeting Trousdale County since their previous meeting during fall camp’s 7-on-7 drills. Words were exchanged and tempers flared in the late July meeting. It only seemed fitting that the full-padded meeting in the 26th Annual Tobacco Bowl Jamboree would be highly contested.