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After taking on Marshall County two weeks ago, CPA took a bye-week before this week’s match-up. The Lions are brand new to District 12 and hail from Class AA- District 10. CPA is 4-0 in the district and currently leading the pack.
Cascade is new to District 12, also. The Champions hail from Class A-District 9 and have finished out particularly well this year. In 2012, the Champions finished out 7-5 overall and 6-4 within the regular season. 2013 has already posed as new beginnings for Cascade, and they have already exceeded that record and even moved up in competition.
The Champions two losses have come from Giles County (7-2, 3-1) and Page (4-5, 1-3). Earlier in the season, CPA gave Giles County its first loss of the season, 10-38, and the Patriots fell 16-52 to CPA two weeks after.
If you recall last season, the Lions finished out the regular season with an undefeated record and kept that record until they faced Milan in the Class 3A Semifinal, 8-16, finishing out the season 13-1. The bitter-sweet rivalry cost the Lions a place in the play-offs once again at the 3A Semifinals in 2011. CPA faced Milan (2-7) once again this season at Vanderbilt Stadium to take a 24-7 win over the Bulldogs.
This will be the first time the two teams will meet in a match-up on Friday, and I can guarantee the Lions will be ready.
Last game, Jay Hockaday had two rushing TDs and a touchdown pass for the Lions. CPA hosted its homecoming against a winless White Creek (0-9) with a trampling 48-8 victory, and Hockaday had two TDs within the first quarter. He has been a major influence this season for CPA and will, certainly, be on Friday night.
For Cascade, Creed Rose accumulated 224 yards for 34 carries and a pair of TDs against Jo Byrns (5-4) for the Champions. The 21-7 hold off totaled Cascade out at over 300 yards.
The Lions will take on the Champions during a home-field advantage match-up on Friday night. Kick-off is at 7 p.m.
The Williamson Source will keep you updated on the Lions on Friday night with our live Football Central Scoreboard. Also, keep a look out on our High School Football Central Homepage for more information about CPA and the upcoming play-offs.