Montgomery Central Indians and Clarksville Wildcats end season in second round of playoffs

CLARKSVILLE, TN (CLARKSVILLE NOW) – The last two local high school football teams saw their seasons end on the road over the weekend. The Clarksville Wildcats lost their second round game to Beech on Friday, and the Indians lost to their region’s best team, Tullahoma.

Class 6A: Clarksville 7 – Beech 45

The final score did not reflect the match that was played in the first half. Clarksville High School forced two turnovers from Beech and led 7-0 after a quarter-game. The Wildcats’ only score came from a 22-yard rush by Rayshawn Bowling in the first quarter. Clarksville had several opportunities to start the offense with that lead, but two first-half turnovers crushed any momentum the Wildcats had at the time.

Beech eventually responded in the second quarter and followed it with a score on a Clarksville special teams error. Beech eventually took a 14-7 lead in the half, then started the second half with an offensive kick that again caught the Wildcats off guard, and the Buccaneers again profited. At the end of the contest, Beech scored 45 unanswered points and punched his tickets to the Class 6A quarterfinals, where they will meet Hendersonville. Clarksville ends its season with a 7-5 record.

Class 4A: Montgomery Central 7 – Tullahoma 42

Coach Jeff Tomlinson wanted a rematch with Tullahoma, but he wanted it with a healthy squad. In the first game in October, the Indians were without Andrew White. In the rematch, the Indians were deprived of even more key players like Kade Davis and Casen Cunningham. That would turn out to be a big part of why Central fought the Wildcats.

Tullahoma took a 35-0 lead in the half and never let the Indians fight in this one. Montgomery Central scored late in the 4th quarter with a Daily Vincent touchdown. Tullahoma will continue their season by hosting Pearl Cohn in the quarterfinals. Montgomery Central ends its season with a 9-3 record and a move to the second round of the playoffs.

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