The Lions are on a roll and ranked at the top of Class AA-District 12 with their 10-0 undefeated record. It’s no secret that CPA has a buy into a spot at the TSSAA Class 3A playoffs. The purple-and-gold will host White House Heritage this Friday to kick-off the first round.
Coming off a big 35-13 win over Cascade (7-3, 2-3), this is the second year in a row that CPA has finished off the regular season undefeated. The Lions finished out the playoffs last year with an 8-16 fall to Milan in the Class 3A Semifinal.
The Lions have been led by head coach Ingle Martin since 2011 and improved their game tremendously. Finishing off 2010 with an overall 5-6 record and making it only to the first round of the playoffs, CPA has made it to the Semifinals both in 2011 and 2012, falling to Milan both times. Each year they finished off the season with no more than two losses.
Earlier this year, CPA took a big win over the Bulldogs (Milan) at Vanderbilt University, 24-7.
White House Heritage is coming out of 2013 5-5 in its regular season and 2-4 in District 9. The District houses teams, such as White House (8-2) and Westmoreland (8-2). Each has a buy into the playoffs, as well.
Out of the Patriots five wins, only three have come from teams with six wins in the regular season. Also out of those five wins, only two have been a 20-point difference. The others have fallen between three and six point leads for the Pats.
All but two of CPA’s 10 wins have been between a 22 to 41-point differences.
On average, the Lions score about 38 points and have only allowed about an average of 12 points from its opponents. Heritage has an average scoring of about 21-points and allowed about 26 from opponents.
MaxPreps currently has the Lions ranked 21st in the state right under McCallie (3-7) and Father Ryan (6-4) and right above Science Hill (8-2) and Ooltewah (8-2). The Pats are ranked 175th in the state.
With versatile players like junior JR Osborn, who not only kicks for the extra-point but runs in TD’s of his own, and young sophomore QB Zack Weatherly, it’s in plain sight that CPA has the upper-hand in this match.
If CPA pulls out another win, they will be taking on the winner in the second round from the East Nashville (8-2) vs. Lipscomb Academy (8-2) match-up this Friday night.
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