Williamson County Football
By: Amber Pennycuff

Thursday night 4-3 Centennial will travel over to neighboring district rival Independence High School (3-3) to take on the Eagles. The game will be featured as the MyTV30 game and will be a “Pink-Out” for breast cancer awareness.

The Independence High School and Centennial High School DECA chapters are competing to raise money for breast cancer awareness this month. You may purchase baked goods and pink t-shirts at the main gate on game night, and all profits will be donated to the Susan G. Komen Foundation. Businesses may donate to the schools, and their name will be announced at halftime during the game.

Everyone is encouraged to wear pink in support of finding a cure.

Currently, both schools have one loss in Class AAA-District 11. Centennial has taken two wins, one each from Summit and Brentwood, and Independence has a win over Summit in the District.
Starting off the season a little slow with two losses, each to Clarksville N.E. (4-3) and John Overton (7-0), Centennial has put up two other “W”’s this season from Clarksville (2-5) and the golden bears of Mt. Juliet (3-4).

Last week, Centennial fell 38-35 against Ravenwood in a nail-biting match-up. The Cougars hosted their Homecoming game against the Raptors and definitely put up a show on the field. With Ravenwood up 21-7 at halftime, Centennial decided to strike back.

Last year, the Cougars fell to Independence 3-31, and are looking for a comeback.

Each team has exceptionally talented players that have just about everyone talking. For Centennial, sophomore running back Deon Sanders has showed interest in schools like Michigan, Tennessee, and Vanderbilt. Against Ravenwood, Sanders had over 100-yards.

Independence has three SEC recruits that will be joining their chosen colleges next fall.

With three losses each, both schools will have a tough match-up ahead. The last time that Centennial was able to take a win over the Eagles was in 2010. In 2012, the Cougars were seven games deep with a 4-3 record, matching-up this year, but were 1-2 in the district falling to Brentwood and Independence. Centennial took a “W” back from Brentwood this year for the first time in the school’s history.

The Cougars will kick-off decked out in pink on the Eagle turf Thursday night to take on Independence at 7 p.m.

Take note that all Williamson County Schools will be kicking-off on Thursday night, due to fall-break in the school year. Brentwood, Fairview, and Spring Hill will all be taking bye-weeks this week.
The Williamson Source will keep you updated on the game with our live scoreboard on our Football Central Homepage, and you can check out all the latest news and information on Centennial football.