Local trio working on same project
Posted: Friday, October 21, 2011 12:03 pm
It would not be surprising to see all three Weakley County football teams in action Friday night come out with wins.
Each team needs the ‘W’ — for different reasons.
Two teams are on the road as Westview travels to Gibson County and Greenfield visits Riverside, while Gleason stays home to play Scotts Hill.
Looking to this week, the three local teams in action have different agendas going into their respective games.
Westview is likely to get a playoff spot but certainly needs to keep winning to make sure that happens.
Currently ranked 27th among the Class 3A teams in the latest TSSAA playoff projections — 32 teams will advance to the postseason — the Chargers are currently 4-4 overall and 2-3 in District 13AA. While a shot at one of the two automatic bids from the district is out, Westview is still playing for an at-large bid.
The Chargers will definitely be favored to win this week against a Gibson County team that has not won a football game since the 2008 season.
And, Westview breathed some life into its offense in last week’s 35-7 win over Crockett County when Quan Williams rushed for over 100 yards.
Greenfield will be on the road this week as well, still in search of its first win of 2011.
While the Yellowjackets won’t be favored in the way county neighbor Westview will be, Greenfield still has a very legitimate shot at that elusive win.
Riverside comes in sporting a 2-6 overall record but did look good offensively in last week’s 47-21 win over Trinity Christian.
Nat Parham led the way, rushing for 190 yards and four touchdowns on just 14 rushing tries, while Aaron Keen added 99 yards on 22 carries.
Despite its unimpressive record, Riverside is still the odds-on favorite for the second automatic playoff berth from District 15A, sporting a 2-1 league record.
Greenfield, meanwhile, is in need of some offensive punch as the ’Jackets have maxed out at only 13 points in a game this season, doing that three times.
Because Riverside is likely in the playoffs from a weak district, Scotts Hill is pretty much out.
Also at 2-6, SH is 1-2 in the league and has virtually no chance of stepping over Riverside and into a bracket slot.
At 3-5 overall, the Bulldogs are 29th in the TSSAA’s 1A projections, five spots below the final playoff entry. In putting up its record this season, Gleason’s three wins have come against teams that are currently a combined 4-20, while the cumulative record of the five teams with a win over the ’Dogs is 32-12. Published in The WCP 10.20.11