Checking out high school football scores has became a Friday night ritual for me for years.
I always look at final scores from across the state and the following trend kept jumping out at me last week.
Nine teams scored 60 or more points in blowout wins with seven of the lopsided contests going on in East Tennessee.
Alcoa 70, Kingston 14
Sullivan South 68, Unicoi County 0
Siegel 64, Science Hill 38
Rhea County 63, Cumberland County 7
Sevier County 63, Morristown West 28
Signal Mountain 63, Grundy County 7
Knoxville Fulton 62, Gatlinburg-Pittman 8
South Pittsburg 62, Whitwell 8
Dobyns Bennett 61, David Crockett 7
East Nashville 60, Stratford 20
Alcoa put a 70 spot on Kingston and the high scores got me thinking and 25 games across the state the winning team scored at least 50 points.
So Which week so far has had the most games in the 50s, 60s and 70 plus?
Week zero had the most overall games of 50 plus points with 30 games while last week had 25 games of 50 or more points.
But Last week's games did have the most games with the winner scoring at least 60 points with nine.
Two really good contests were held in Murfreesboro last Friday as two unbeatens Smyrna visited Oakland and undefeated Science Hill from Johnson City visited battle tested Siegel.
Oakland outlasted Smyrna scoring 21 second half points to beat the Bulldogs 37-14 as Fred Wade rushed for 235 yards and scored four times for the Patriots.
Meanwhile at Siegel, a shoot out got started three seconds into the contest as Science Hill scored on a bad snap on Siegel's first offensive play from scrimmage as Gad Nagba scooped up the football and gave the Hilltoppers a quick 7-0 lead.
But Siegel quarterback Dakota Crane quickly responded and hit Dominique Gooch for an 85 yard touchdown to tie the score at 7-7, thirty seconds later.
Crane had a huge night as he passed for 376 yards and five touchdowns on just 10 completions as the No. 6 Stars (3-2) beat the No. 8 Hilltoppers (3-1) 68-34.
Both teams combined for 1,084 yards of total offense with Siegel (583) and Science Hill (501) so defense was few and far between.
Science Hill came to Murfreesboro averaging 57.3 points per game and had scored 90 points on David Crockett this year.
The Hilltoppers have athletes all over the place on offense starting with junior quarterback Malik MaGue.
MaGue had a big game Friday against Siegel as he accounted for 363 yards including 210 yards passing and three touchdowns but he also threw three interceptions as well.
Crane on the other hand was very efficient and used his receivers to exploit a very shaky Science Hill secondary.
He threw touchdowns to three different receivers in the first half alone as the Stars led 28-24 at the break.
Wes Hayes led the Siegel receivers with 172 yards and two touchdowns on just five catches, while running back Denzel Harding had 107 receiving yards and two touchdowns on just three catches.
Harding also had a touchdown run and returned an interception 105 yards for touchdown as well as Siegel out scored Science Hill 34-14 in the second half.
"You never expect to score that many points especially on a good football team," Siegel coach Greg Wyant said.
"Science Hill is a good team and We caught some breaks that helped us."
The following nine programs have lost at least two games in a row and are staring a losing season in the face if they don't turn it around after having big preseason expectations placed on them.
Boyd Buchanan (1-3)
2012 Record-12-2, lost to Friendship Christian in 2A Semifinals
Examiner.com Preseason Ranking- No. 6 in 2A
Wins- Red Bank
Losses-McMinn Central, FRA and Notre Dame
Losing Streak- Lost three straight and have been out scored 79-35
Up Next- at DCA
Brentwood Academy (2-3)
2012 Record- 9-3, lost to MUS in Division II-AA Semifinals
Examiner.com Preseason Ranking- No. 2 in Division II-AA
Wins-MUS and Liberty
Losses- Father Ryan, St. Xavier (OH) and MBA
Losing Streak- Lost three straight and have been out scored 76-42
Up Next- at Science Hill
2012 Record- 9-3, lost to Nashville Christian in 1A Quarterfinals
Examiner.com Preseason Ranking- No. 6 in 1A
Wins- Wayne County
Losses- Forrest, Lewis County, Clarksville Academy, Loretto
Losing Streak- Lost two straight by being out scored 55-31
2012 Record-12-3, lost to Beech in 5A Finals
Examiner.com Preseason Ranking- No. 5 in 5A
Wins- Lawrence County, Dickson County, Coffee County
Losses- Marshall County, Lincoln County
Losing Streak- Lost the last two games 65-41
Up Next- Brighton
Friendship Christian (2-2)
2012 Record- 13-1, defeated Adamsville for Class 2A state title
Examiner.com Preseason Ranking- No. 2 in Division II-A
Wins-Harding Academy, Kings Academy
Losses- Trousdale County and Knoxville Webb
Losing Streak- Lost two in a row by being out scored 71-7.
Up Next- FRA
Hardin County (1-4)
2012 Record- 6-5, lost to Craigmont in 5A first round
Examiner.com Preseason Ranking- No. 6 in 5A
Wins- Memphis Northside
Losses-Jackson Northside, Lawrence County, Lexington and Brighton
Losing Streak- Lost four straight and have been out scored 137-81
Up Next- at NcNairy Central
2012 Record- 12-3, lost to CAK in state title game
Examiner.com Preseason Ranking- No. 7 in 3A
Wins- Crockett County
Losses-Lexington, Humboldt, Peabody, Westview
Losing Streak- Have lost two in a row and have been out scored 65-21
Up Next- CPA at Vanderbilt
2012 Record- 8-3, lost to Sweetwater in 3A first round
Examiner.com Preseason Ranking- No. 10 in 3A
Losses-Signal Mountain, Hixson, Ooltewah, Knoxville Catholic
Losing Streak- Lost first four games by being out scored 155-85
Up Next- Soddy Daisy
Wilson Central (2-3)
2012 Record- 8-3, lost to Brentwood in first round
Examiner.com Preseason Ranking- No. 7 in 6A
Losses-Hendersonville, Cleveland, Mt. Juliet
Losing Streak- Lost last two games by being out scored 56-31
Up Next-Dickson County
FiRST TIME FOR WINS AND LOSSES
Last week was the first time that schools were knocked from the ranks of the unbeaten and they picked up their first win of the year.
Beaten for the First Time
CAK 47, Scott County 7
Greenback 42, Oneida 38
Fulton 62, Gatlinburg Pittman 8
Ooltewah 28, East Hamilton 26
Siegel 64, Science Hill 38
Maryville 49, Hardin Valley 0
Moore County 8, Fayetteville 7
Pearl Cohn 48, Lipscomb Academy 21
Whitehaven 52, Melrose 6
Picked Up First Win
Cosby 40, Hancock County 22
South Greene 34, North Greene 20
Wartburg 27, Oakdale 22
Hillwood 35, Hunters Lane 12
Huntland 47, Zion Christian 28
Riverdale 34, LaVergne 21
MAHS 13, KIPP Academy 0
Franklin County 28, Tullahoma 17
Livingston Academy 14, Macon County 7
Smith County 34, York 0
Sheffield 12, Westwood 6
Watertown 41, RBS 7
St. George's 42, Rossville Christian 20
The following nine games are must see this week across the state.
Signal Mountain (4-1) at Bradley Central (3-1)
Cleveland (4-1) at Knoxville West (3-1)
Maryville (4-0) at Sevier County (4-0)
Beech (4-1) at Siegel (3-2)
Gallatin (3-1) at Trousdale County (5-0)
Ravenwood (4-0) at Nashville Overton (5-0)
ECS (5-0) at USJ (4-1)
Ridgeway (2-2) at Whitehaven (5-0)
Lexington (5-0) at Jackson Northside (4-1)
Jordan Anderson, RB, Greenback- Rushed for 225 yards and scored once in a 42-38 win over Oneida.
JaJuan Stinson, RB, Knoxville Central- Rushed for 206 yards and scored three touchdown in a 37-35 win over Powell
Desmond Pittman, RB, Ooltewah- Rushed for 264 yards and scored twice in a 28-25 win over East Hamilton.
Austin Herink, QB, Cleveland- Passed for 361 yards and five touchdowns in a 51-14 win over Soddy Daisy.
Isaiah Robinson, RB, Hixson- Rushed for 195 yards and scored once in a 51-20 win over Howard.
Dakota Crane, QB, Siegel- Passed for 376 yards and five touchdowns in a 68-34 win over Science Hill.
Zach Pell, RB, Morristown West- Rushed for 217 yards and one touchdown in a 63-28 loss to Sevier County.
Malik MaGue, QB, Science Hill- Had 363 yards of total offense as he passed for three touchdowns and 210 yards and also had 153 yards rushing in a 68-34 loss to Siegel.
Adam Mitchell, WR, Tennessee High- Caught five passes for 190 yards and four touchdowns in a 46-3 win over Sullivan Central.
Malik Elion, RB, Houston- Rushed for 222 yards and scored once In a 17-14 win over Germantown.
Isiah Upton, QB, East Nashville- Had 368 yards of total offense (216 passing, four TDs, 152 rushing yards, two touchdowns) in a 60-20 win over Stratford.
Mason Dillon, QB, Smith County- Passed for 308 yards and five touchdowns in a 34-0 win over York.
Matt Williams, QB, Lancaster Christian- Passed for 306 yards and seven touchdowns in a 58-35 win over Gordonsville.
Fred Wade, RB, Oakland- Rushed for 235 yards and scored four touchdowns in a 37-14 win over Smyrna.
George Porter, RB, Baylor- Rushed for 190 yards and scored three touchdowns on just 12 carries in a 51-3 win over JPII.
Dearies Jones, RB, Jefferson County- Rushed for 314 yards and five touchdowns in a 45-28 win over Seymour.
Max Bacon, DB, Knoxville West- Made 19 tackles and four pass break ups in a 25-16 win over Farragut.
Austin Whitehead, QB, Cloudland - The Sophomore rushed for 319 yards and had 427 all purpose yards and all five Highlander touchdowns in a 45-21 win over Unaka.
Austin Anderson, LB, Unaka- Made 24 tackles in the Rangers 45-21 loss to Cloudland.
BY THE NUMBERS
16.6- Rushing average for Fulton's Daryl Rollins, who has 861 yards on just 52 carries with 15 touchdowns.
17-0- Riverdale's all time record against Lavergne.
36-Number of winless teams left statewide.
37-Number of undefeated team left statewide.
100- Number of coaching wins for MBA coach Marty Euverard.
600- Number of career wins for Oak Ridge, their overall record is 600-173-11 after beating McMinn County 28-19.
700- Number of career wins for Montgomery Bell Academy after beating Brentwood Academy 29-22 in OT
1,000- Number of career games played by Dobyns Bennett.
1,084- Combined total yardage in Siegel (583 yards) 68-34 win over Science Hill (501).
1999- The last time that Brentwood Academy lost three consecutive games, the Eagles are 2-3 on the year.
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