We will have Boom teams at four games tonight for Week Two of the high school football season.
• Clarksville High at Springfield–We will be covering the renewal of an old rivalry as CHS rolls into Springfield hoping to move their record to 2-0. The Wildcats beat Rossview last week 24-10, but it was a tale of two halfs…can CHS put together a complete game against the Yellow Jackets? Springfield is a little back on their heels this week after losing 37-7 to Wilson Central in Week One. Opening up 0-1 after going 11-3 was a little surprising. But the Yellow Jackets lost a ton of skill position talent to graduation, so this could be a tall task trying to score against a CHS defense that is deep in experience.
• West Creek at Montgomery Central–This will be two teams with very different personalities. So who prevails? Montgomery Central with their ‘ground and pound” running game? Or West Creek featuring some prominent members of the Coyote track team? Both teams were winners in Week One. The Indians cruised 35-14 over Sycamore, the benefactor of some turnovers early in the game. West Creek scratched out a 27-19 win over Greenbrier, getting the scores on the backs of big plays. This one could come down to who makes the crucial mistake.
• Northwest at Greenbrier–The first road test for Neil Furnish’s Vikings could be about how his team handles a hostile environment. Greenbrier loves their Bobcats, and they have no interest in going 0-2 to start their season. Northwest pitched a shutout against Hunter’s Lane, 17-0, and Coach Furnish says it’s defense that will be the key to the green-and-gold’s success. It’s an important statement game for Northwest, with West Creek and the first region game on the horizon.
• White’s Creek at Cheatham County Central–The ultimate question for this game is which team shows up? Will the extremely athletic Cobras come to play, and bring some discipline and conditioning to be there in the fourth quarter? Will the Cubs be able to stop the Cobras’ speed? Can Cheatham County generate enough offense to outscore White’s Creek? White’s Creek beat Oakhaven on the road, which is a big feat; but Oakhaven was 3-7 last year, and doesn’t appear to be a great team. Cheatham County lost to Hillwood 37-7, a team that has some of the same strengths as Whites Creek. Questions will be answered tonight.