Led by two-way stars Simon Simmonds and Michael Burdick, Page went to Nolensville and came away with a wild 38-35 win on Friday night.
Simmonds had a pair of interceptions and led Page with six tackles and two assists, adding two catches for 65 yards on offense. Burdick, better known for his defensive exploits, caught nine balls for 103 yards and two touchdowns, and added three solo stops.
Page’s Cade Walker hit Miles Bonn with a 7-yard touchdown pass with 5:41 left, leading the Patriots back to a victory after trailing 28-7 earlier.
Walker hit 19 of 34 passes for 246 yards, though he threw three picks. With the Patriots trailing 35-24, he hit Burdick with a touchdown pass late in the third quarter to set up the game-winner.
Nolensville running back Colton Dooley was great, rushing 26 times for 168 yards and three touchdowns, adding three catches for 13 more.
Dooley helped the Knights to a 7-0 first-quarter lead on a rushing touchdown.
Page’s Walker hit Burdick with a touchdown pass to help tie after kicker Chase Tidmore’s point-after,
The Knights then went up 14-7 after tight end Tim Stayskal caught a touchdown from Ryder Galardi, and Luke Jenkins added the point-after.
That lead became 21-7 after Dooley ran for another score, then, Galardi hit Wesley Jones with a touchdown throw with 1:53 left in the half.
But Page’s Walker led a 3-play, 67-yard drive culminating when he connected with Simmonds with a touchdown pass 46 later.
Then, the Patriots got a 20-yard field goal from Tidmore on the half’s last play to move within 11.
Page opened the second-half scoring, when Burdick fumbled a reception, but Nate Jackson recovered the miscue for a Patriot score.
Dooley scored another rushing touchdown with 7:28 left in the quarter, but that was it for the Knights’ offense.
Nolensville starting quarterback Brandon Wharton, suffering from an apparent knee injury, didn’t play.
Stayskal, Colby Anderson, Jack McWilliams and Tim Coutras also had interceptions for the Knights. Burdick threw Page’s other interception.
Page travels to Franklin County, while Nolensville will host Spring Hill.