Eight teams, four games, all in the Liberty Bowl. The annual Bridges Kickoff Classic pits city schools vs. private schools to kick off the high school football season. They started at 10am and ended with Melrose and CBHS under the lights. The Purple Wave had a drive early but Eric Watson fumbled inside the 20 and Melrose's Mark Peace jumped on it for the recovery. A little later, the Golden Wildcats' Tramarcus Toney was intercepted by Danny Ritt of CBHS. It's Melrose that grinds it out in the 2nd half to get the win 18-0.
Joe Lee Dunn is the new head coach at Ridgeway High School. The former Memphis Tiger defensive coordinator watched MUS pitch a shutout against his Roadrunners. Quarterback Blair Wright scored the game's first touchdown in the 2nd quarter on 13 yard touchdown run. MUS went on to win 30-0.
Very hot temperaturs for White Station and Covington's kickoff at 1pm. Covington fumbled deep in their own territory in the 1st quarter and the Spartans recovered on the 4 yard line. A play later Derrion Sanders scored on a handoff right up the middle to give the Spartans the 6-nothing lead. Sanders also added a 59 touchdown run as White Station won 46-6.
In the morning game, St. George's took care of BTW 31-14. Grant Jesson took an option 80 yards for a touchdown in the 3rd and added another later in the game. The Gryphons looking to go to the state title game for a 3rd straight year. This is their first step, winning easy 31-14.