HS Football Week 10: Williamson County Defensive Player of the Week

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We honor five players, in descending order, as our Defensive Players of the Week in the Williamson County area following Week 10.

5. Tanner Antonutti, defensive line, Ensworth

Ensworth picked up a win over Pope John Paul II, rolling to a 44-0 halftime lead before eventually prevailing, 51-14. The Tigers gave up just 227 yards on Friday. The University of Tennessee commitment had two solo stops and one assist, but, that included 1 1/2 sacks.

4. Anthony McCarthy, linebacker, Ravenwood

McCarthy’s outstanding season continued in Ravenwood’s 42-27 victory over Fairview. The junior led the team with 12 total tackles, one of those being a sack.

3. Tymon Mitchell, defensive lineman, Franklin Road Academy

Mitchell, one of the area’s best defensive linemen and a major college prospect, was great again last Friday. In FRA’s 48-7 win over Hickman County, Mitchell had seven total tackles, including 1 1/2 sacks.

2. Tim Stayskal, linebacker, Nolensville

The Nolensville junior had one of the season’s more eye-popping stat lines on Friday, collecting five tackles for loss on 11 total stops. Unfortunately, the Knights fell to 6-3 Maplewood by a 26-20 score.

1. Luke Knox, linebacker, Brentwood Academy

Brentwood Academy kept up its unbeaten season with a 29-0 shutout of Montgomery Bell Academy. The Eagles’ defense gave up just 166 total yards and nine first downs. Knox, a senior, tied for the team lead in total tackles (seven), had four solo stops, and added 1.5 tackles for loss and a sack.

Disclaimer: In compiling this list, we considered players from our entire coverage area, which includes the following schools: Brentwood Academy, Battle Ground Academy, Brentwood High School, Centennial High School, Christ Presbyterian Academy, Ensworth, Fairview High School, Father Ryan High School, Franklin High School, Franklin Road Academy, Grace Christian Academy, Independence High School, Nolensville High School, Page High School, Ravenwood High School, Spring Hill High School, Summit High School. Although not all of these schools are within the boundaries of Williamson County, we know many of our parents have children at those schools and are interested in their sports programs; therefore, we consider all football players at these schools.