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Friday Football Fever: Week 12 recap

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The regular season is over for most of the Mid-South, and we’re on to the playoffs. Let’s recap some of the week’s best action.

Whitehaven 49, Lebanon 3

The Tigers put their unbeaten record on the line at home in Whitehaven Stadium. They’d get things going early.

Chris Witherspoon was on the run when he ran into one of his teammates before turning up field, but he’d quickly recover and scamper 61 yards to the four yard line. A few plays later, Witherspoon again would fight for the touchdown to put Whitehaven up 20-0.

Later on, Kylan Watkins went to work, weaving through Lebanon defenders for a 30-yard scamper and the touchdown as Whitehaven rolled to a big win.

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Henry Co. 41, Brighton 40

In Brighton, the Cardinals hoped to avoid elimination against Henry County.

In the 3rd quarter, the Patriots would march deep into Brighton territory when Matthew Bradham hit a home and ran up the gut for a touchdown to put Henry Co. up 31-13.

Brighton would come back. Quarterback Malike Jackson worked the offense patiently, mixing run and puss up field until the drive stalled at the 17. A field goal would continue their comeback bid, but Brighton would lose a heartbreaker by just a point.

Raleigh-Egypt 30, South Gibson 14

The Pharoahs returned to the postseason under head coach Major Wright where they hosted South Gibson.

South Gibson would tie the game at 6 with a QB keeper from Dustin Moore. They’d grab the lead with a successful extra point.

Raleigh-Egypt would battle back. Clifton Tunstall hit a deep pass to Julius Hapton, who made an over-the-shoulder catch and weave in and out of traffic for a huge 55 yard touchdown. The Pharoahs would go for 2—Caleb Gates took a keeper and found the endzone to put his team up 14-7, and they’d keep that lead and come away with a playoff win.

St. George’s 48, ECS 21

The St. George’s Gryphons hosted ECS in a playoff showdown.

St. George’s would strike first. QB Ben Glass hit Corey Jones over the middle, and the senior would break a few tackles and scamper all the way down the field for a huge 79 yard touchdown to open the scoring.

ECS would scuffle on their first position, and the Gryphons would go back to work. Glass, on a scramble, found Corey Jones at the 50. Two plays later, Bryan Payne would break tackles and get outside to put St. George’s in the red zone.

From there, Glass took a QB Keeper, scampered up field and punched it in for a 13 yard touchdown to help his team to victory.

Central 48, Rossview 24

At Crump Stadium, Central and Rossview battled in a Class 5A matchup.

In the 3rd quarter with Rossview up 17-14, QB Gino Avros took a QB sneak into the endzone for a touchdown to make it 24-14.

Late in the 3rd, Central QB Cameron Cooper heaved it deep to WR Darin Turner, who bobbled the ball but hauled it in anyway at the 15 yard line. A few days later, Central would punch it in with Cooper finding Lerik Shelton for the 19 yard touchdown.

The tight game would get blown open as Central came away with the win.

Here are more scores from across the Mid-South:

Milan 49 Bolivar 34
Kirby 28 Brentwood 55
Henry County 41 Brighton 40
St. Benedict 18 CBHS 43
Bolton 12 Centennial 35
Rossview 24 Central 48
Nashville McGavock 18 Cordova 56
FACS 35 Davidson Academy 35
Covington 23 Dyersburg 55
Jackson Northside 0 East 49
Liberty 35 Fayette-Ware 0
Harding Academy 48 FRA 16
Germantown 7 Franklin 38
Millington 7 Haywood 60
Ravenwood 45 Houston 14
TRA 7 Lausanne 42
Craigmont 12 Lexington 37
Bartlett 0 Mount Juliet 43
Arlington 17 Nashville Overton 45
South Gibson 14 Raleigh-Egypt 30
Hardin Co. 3 Ridgeway 34
ECS 21 St. George's 48
Antioch 12 White Station 30
Lebanon 3 Whitehaven 49
Collierville 35 Wilson Central 21

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