By SAM McGAW
The Brentwood Bruins aim to keep their hopes of hosting a playoff game alive Friday when they visit Clarksville, while Ravenwood closes its regular season at home against Antioch.
See below for a closer look at each matchup:
Brentwood (5-4, 4-2) at Clarksville (2-7, 1-5), 7 p.m. Friday*
The Brentwood Bruins’ hopes of hosting a home playoff game can only stay alive if they defeat Clarksville Friday.
With a victory and a Henry County loss against Centennial, the Bruins will lock up second place in Region 7-5A. The top two teams in each region get to play at home for the first round of the playoffs.
Brentwood handed Henry County its first region blemish last week with a 38-13 win.
Quarterback Carson Shacklett led the onslaught with 163 passing yards, 53 rushing yards and five touchdowns (1 run).
Shacklett has recorded 1,257 passing yards, 388 rushing yards, 24 touchdowns (11 run) and three interceptions.
He has an opportunity to build on his success against a Clarksville defense that’s allowing 33.67 points per game.
Clarksville’s offense doesn’t pose much of a threat, either, as it averages 13.33 PPG.
Linebacker Cj Grissim spearheads the Bruins’ defense with 97 tackles, two fumble recoveries and one forced fumble.
Antioch (3-6, 2-4) at Ravenwood (4-5, 3-3), 7 p.m. Friday*
The Ravenwood Raptors aim to put their two-game losing skid to a halt Friday when they host the Antioch Bears.
Ravenwood is on the heels of a 23-13 loss against Wilson Central.
It was the sixth time this season the Raptors were held to 16 points or less.
They enter this week averaging 20 points per game, while the defense is allowing 20.11 PPG.
Antioch won its second straight contest last week with a 19-2 win over McGavock.
It scores an average of 12.78 PPG and allows 30.9 PPG.
Sam McGaw is sports editor of Home Page Media Group. Email him at firstname.lastname@example.org. Follow him on Twitter @SamMcGawSports.