HS Football Week 7: Williamson County Defensive Player of the Week

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Here are our picks for Williamson County Defense Player of the Week in our coverage area for Week 7, a week where there were a number of standouts.

5. Watson Tansil, Franklin Road Academy


Tansil makes his debut appearance in our Player of the Week rankings. In Friday’s blowout of Goodpasture, Tansil had two solo stops, two assists, two tackles for loss. The defensive back also had an interception that he returned 64 yards for a score. Tansil also added 70 yards rushing for FRA. He has posted highlights of that game on his Hudl page, which you may find here.¬†

4. Mack Anderton, linebacker, Brentwood

Anderton had a pair of picks, a solo tackle and an assist, as Brentwood beat Independence, 42-14, last Friday.

3. Chico Bennett, defensive line, Battle Ground Academy


BGA’s junior has made our list for the second time this season. Battle Ground Academy beat White’s Creek, 44-6, with Bennett racking up 9 1/2 tackles, three stops for loss and a sack and a half.

2. Anthony McCarthy, linebacker, Ravenwood

McCarthy has nearly become a fixture in our rankings. The transfer linebacker had 10 tackles, a sack, and a fumble recovery that he returned for a score. Ravenwood routed Dickson County, 38-7, to improve to 5-2. You may watch highlights of McCarthy’s evening at his Hudl page.¬†

1. Daniel Taylor, cornerback, Brentwood Academy

Daniel Taylor

Taylor was among the players we were considering for Defensive Player of the Year in our preseason watch list. Friday, the Navy commitment showed way. Taylor had five solo stops, three assists and two interceptions in BA’s 26-0 rout of Baylor. One of those picks resulted in a 39-yard touchdown. Taylor has posted highlights of that game to his Hudl page.

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.