Playoffs on agenda for local trio
Posted: Friday, October 28, 2011 12:02 pm
Three of Weakley County’s teams are playing for something. The other has something it is trying to avoid.
Westview, Dresden and Gleason are all very much in the thick of the TSSAA state playoff chase, while Greenfield is looking to avoid a winless season.
All four will close their regular seasons this weekend, which actually begins tonight as Dresden hosts Huntingdon at 7 p.m.
Tonight’s game is easily the feature attraction as both teams come in with high state rankings in their respective classifications.
There is no rank higher than No. 1, and the Mustangs will bring that mark and an unbeaten 9-0 record to Rotary Field.
Torey Watson and Tyler Warbritton lead a run-oriented offense for the Ponies, Watson with 956 yards and 10 touchdowns on 120 carries and Warbritton good for 699 yards and 13 TDs
The Mustang defense is tough, led by Jacob Warbritton (86 tackles), Seth Fields (79) and K.C. Miller (70). Fields leads the Mustangs with five sacks.
Both teams are still playing for the District 13A championship and the automatic playoff bid. Dresden has a tougher path to the title, needing both a win in its game and a West Carroll win over McKenzie.
Westview looked like a “bubble” team a few weeks ago but would still like to get a win over South Gibson to finish at 6-4 and head into the playoffs riding the momentum of a three-game winning streak.
The Hornets will limp into the game, coming off a 29-28 overtime loss to Crockett County.
Carlos Walden led the Hornets with 134 yards rushing but completed just 3-of-13 passes while throwing two interceptions in that game.
While Westview has played a balancing act on the playoff fence much of the season, Gleason looked to be on the wrong side of it as recently as two weeks ago. Losses in four of five games, including three in a row, had the Bulldogs at 3-5.
Bruceton, also 4-5, has been the definition of mediocre with a pair of two-game losing streaks, the second of which was broken with last week’s 14-7 win over Trinity Christian.
In that win, Tiger quarterback Haden Williams ran for one touchdown and threw for another.
Greenfield has just one more chance to avoid a winless record and will try to get that elusive win against a team that has struggled almost as much as the Yellowjackets have on offense.
Trenton comes in as a team having scored three or more touchdowns in a game just three times this season.
Published in The WCP 10.27.11