By Donovan Stewart
Private school powers Baylor and McCallie have a long tradition and a heated rivalry that goes all the way back to 1906 when McCallie won the first meeting 5-0.
Since then it has been back and forth with Baylor holding a 37-34-3 series advantage, but in the last 10 years it's been a story of dominance.
McCallie is a perfect 10-0 against the Red Raiders and kept the streak alive Friday night on senior Matt Higgins' 33-yard field goal, winning 20-17 in overtime.
In the last 10 years both programs have went in opposite directions as McCallie has been near the top of Division II, losing in the title game last season, but winning a state title in 2001.
Baylor hasn't approached its rivals' success. In the 10-year span, the Red Raiders have went through three coaches - Fred Hubbs (1997-99), David Bibee (2000-2005) and now Phil Massey, who signed on in 2006.
Friday Night Stat Stuffers
DeUndre Williams, RB, Brighton- Scampered for 308 yards on 34 carries and scored four touchdowns as Brighton nipped Munford 34-33.
Andre Sterling, RB, Knoxville Farragut- Ran for 289 yards and three touchdowns in 36-35 win over William Blount
Jared Stephens, RB, Oak Ridge- Ran for 308 yards and four touchdowns in 34-20 win over McMinn County.
Ryan Walden, WR, Knoxville Catholic- Caught six passes for 203 yards and a touchdown in a 27-14 win over Anderson Co.
Ben Everett, LB, Loudon- Made 15 tackles, including three for loss, and had three quarterback hurries as Loudon downed Rockwood 28-14.
Antavious Gregory, RB, Fairley- Scored two touchdowns and rushed for 263 yards in 34-28 win over Kingsbury.
Adam Currie, QB, Evangelical Christian School- Set a school record for career passing yards going over 5,000 for his career as he threw for 189 yards and ran for 105 more as ECS beat Fayette Academy 35-7.
Christian Brothers Offense- The Purple Wave offense has scored on their last 19 offensive possessions, including all six times they had the football Friday night.
Tramaine Johnson, QB, Manassas-Threw for 313 yards on 8-of-11 passing and four touchdowns in which three were plays over 70 yards as Manassas pounded Halls 40-7.
Marco Dailey, QB, Mt. Pleasant- The senior rushed for 238 yards and one touchdown rushing while throwing one touchdown as the Tigers beat Collinwood 22-21.
Justin Williams, RB, Davidson Academy- Ran for 233 yards in 25-22 win over Harding Academy.
Chas Scruggs, RB, Lookout Valley- Ran wild for 325 yards and five touchdowns on just 20 carries as Lookout Valley hammered Grace Academy 54-26.
This Week's Marquee Matchups
Christian Academy of Knoxville (5-1, 2-0) at Alcoa (5-1, 2-0)- Both teams are tied for first place in region 2-2A and the winner of this game should lock down the region championship. CAK is led on offense by senior quarterback Chris Cates, who has thrown for 1,337 yards and 18 touchdowns.
The Warriors are led on defense by linebacker Joseph Bennett, who has 87 tackles and seven sacks. Alcoa's high-octane offense gets jumpstarted by University of Kentucky commitment Randall Cobb, who stars at quarterback and defensive back.
Brentwood Academy (7-0, 3-0) at Montgomery Bell Academy (7-0, 3-0)- Two historical powerhouses that have combined for 18 state championships and a great rivalry to boot.
Add the fact both are undefeated, a region title could be on the line and both are led by first-year coaches and this game has all the makings of a classic.
The Eagles are the defending Division II state champions and are gunning for their 15th straight win. Running back Chris Jordan and sophomore quarterback Cody Nelson, who is progressing nicely in Ralph Potter's shotgun spread system, spearhead the offense.
MBA will pound the football behind a big offensive line led by University of Tennessee commitment Preston Bailey and future fellow Vol in fullback Ben Bartholomew.
Injury questions surround Bailey and starting quarterback Spencer Wise, which could really hamper the Big Red against the dominating Eagle defensive line.
Whitehaven (5-1, 2-1) at Houston (6-0, 3-0)- Houston finds itself tied with White Station for first-place in region 8-5A, while Whitehaven is only one game back of the leaders.
Houston's offense got a big jolt in the arm last week as senior running back Tavin Davis returned after five weeks with a broken hand and rushed for 138 yards in a 14-7 win over Collierville.
Whitehaven has athletes everywhere led by Garrick Jones, wide receiver Marcus Rucker and running back Marcus Hightower. The Tigers are led on defense by linebacker Tenarius Wright.
Stew's Top 10 (Regardless of Classification)
1. Maryville (6-0)
2. Brentwood Academy (7-0)
3. Riverdale (7-0)
4. Alcoa (6-1)
5. White Station (6-0)
6. Red Bank (6-0)
7. MBA (7-0)
8. Hillsboro (5-1)
9. Oak Ridge (6-0)
10. Knoxville Catholic (7-0)