5 take­aways from Round 2 of TSSAA foot­ball playoffs

The Commercial Appeal - - Sports - Khari Thomp­son Mem­phis Com­mer­cial Ap­peal USA TO­DAY NET­WORK - TEN­NESSEE

1. Tues­day will mark three years since Lau­sanne lost a foot­ball game

Lau­sanne beat ECS 35-14 in the DIIAA quar­ter­fi­nals Fri­day night, ex­tend­ing its win­ning streak to 38 games, the 10th-long­est in the coun­try ac­cord­ing to MaxPreps. The last time Lau­sanne lost was Nov. 13, 2015 when the Lynx fell to St. Ge­orge's 42-10.

Eric Gray rushed for 246 yards and two touch­downs on 36 car­ries in his fi­nal ca­reer home game. The touch­downs pushed his state ca­reer record to 137. Erek Campbell blocked a punt to set up a touch­down and scored one of his own with a 44-yard punt re­turn.

Next week, the Lynx travel to Nashville to face Christ Pres­by­te­rian Academy in the semi­fi­nals. CPA LB Kane Pat­ter­son (Clem­son com­mit­ment), and Gray (Michi­gan com­mit­ment) are the No. 7 and No. 8 prospects in the state, re­spec­tively, ac­cord­ing to 247Sports.

2. Germantown vs. White­haven and Kirby vs. Henry County should be awe­some games

Germantown, Kirby and White­haven, three of the most pro­lific of­fenses in the area, all won by less than a touch­down. Germantown beat Cen­tral 24-19. Kirby pre­vailed over South­wind 36-34, and White­haven topped Hous­ton 31-27.

Now Germantown and White­haven will play each other in the 6A quar­ter­fi­nals. Germantown beat White­haven 3719 on Oct. 25. But White­haven made it to last year's semi­fi­nals, while Germantown lost in the sec­ond round.

Kirby will take on Henry County in the 5A quar­ter­fi­nals. Both teams have just one loss. Kirby lost to Olive Branch 42-21 on Sept. 7, and Henry County lost to Germantown 31-21 on Sept. 28.

3. MUS is the last lo­cal DII-AAA team stand­ing

Bri­ar­crest, Chris­tian Broth­ers and MUS each had a chance to make the DIIAAA semi­fi­nals.

MUS was the only team to ad­vance, beat­ing Pope John Paul II 42-17. Sell­ers Shy scored four touch­downs, one pass­ing and three rush­ing. Mau­rice Hamp­ton had 103 yards re­ceiv­ing and an in­ter­cep­tion. MUS will play McCal­lie Fri­day night.

Bri­ar­crest lost 10-3 to MBA and Chris­tian Broth­ers lost 21-14 to Brent­wood Academy.

4. Free­dom Prep ad­vances to first quar­ter­fi­nal in school his­tory

Free­dom Prep beat Green­field 34-25 to ad­vance to its first 1A quar­ter­fi­nal ap­pear­ance. The Ea­gles, who started their pro­gram last year, were shut out by Lake County in the first round in 2017. The two teams will play again on Fri­day night's quar­ter­fi­nal.

5. Fayette Academy one win from po­ten­tial re­match with David­son Academy

Fayette Academy showed no signs of rust coming off a bye week, crush­ing Mid­dle Ten­nessee Chris­tian 49-14. The Vik­ings ad­vanced to the DII-A semi­fi­nals against Friend­ship Chris­tian. A Fayette Academy win could set up a re­match with David­son Academy for the state cham­pi­onship. The two teams put up a com­bined 118 points when they played on Oct. 4.

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