Last Updated on November 15, 2023 by Robert C. Hoopes
Title: Nashville High School Football Playoffs: Pearl-Cohn Continues Reign as Top-Ranked Team in TSSAA Division I
Nashville is currently buzzing with excitement as the TSSAA Division I state playoff quarterfinals and DII semifinals are well underway. As teams battle it out on the gridiron to secure their spots in the championship games, the top-ranked Large Class team, Pearl-Cohn, remains undefeated with a stellar 12-0 record, led by the dynamic duo of Keshawn Tarleton and Zeion Simpson-Smith.
Pearl-Cohn’s dominance on the field has not gone unnoticed, as their impressive performances have set them up as the favorites to secure their spot in the state championship. With an extraordinary track record, the team’s sights are set on claiming the title and adding another feather to their cap.
Another team poised for success in the playoffs is CPA, who are on track for a potential sixth consecutive DII-AA state championship appearance. Their recent dominant win against University School of Jackson showcased their determination and skill on both sides of the ball.
In a thrilling game that captured the attention of many, Riverdale showcased their strength with a resounding 42-21 victory over Cookeville. Key players Brock Montgomery and Braden Graham led the team to triumph, leaving fans in awe of their exceptional performances.
Brentwood’s Baylor Hayes stole the show in a 38-14 victory over Summit. With an outstanding display of talent, Hayes threw for an impressive 279 yards and three touchdowns, cementing his status as a player to watch in the playoffs.
Oakland’s Daune Morris also had a standout game, rushing for 153 yards and three touchdowns in a 24-2 win over Mt. Juliet. His exceptional skills as a running back have made him a force to be reckoned with on the field.
In a high-scoring showdown, Henry County emerged victorious against Hendersonville with a 46-42 win. The game showcased both teams’ offensive prowess and left fans on the edge of their seats until the final whistle.
Page remains undefeated in the 2023 playoffs, adding to their impressive winning streak with a convincing 37-7 victory over Tullahoma. Their relentless pursuit of victory has earned them a formidable reputation.
Centennial fought tooth and nail in a tense defensive battle against Shelbyville, clinching a hard-fought 20-14 victory. The game was a testament to the team’s resiliency and determination.
Not to be outdone, FRA’s offense continued to dominate, scoring an astonishing 50 points in a DII-AA quarterfinal win against Knoxville Webb. Their offensive prowess is unmatched, making them a formidable opponent for any team.
In a captivating late-season showdown, MBA pulled off an incredible 17-14 overtime victory against rival Ensworth. The thrilling game left fans on the edge of their seats, showcasing the intensity and drama that rivalry matchups bring.
As the TSSAA Division I state playoff quarterfinals and DII semifinals continue to captivate audiences in Nashville, the city eagerly awaits the crowning of the next champion in high school football. With each team leaving their all on the field, the road to glory promises to be filled with surprises and breathtaking performances.