Blaze Advance to Round Two

Blaze Advance to Round Two

Kim Baumann

Ashlee Jarrett, Sports Reporter

After the team’s victory on Friday, November 3rd against the Hendersonville Commandos with the win of 38-7, the Blaze move forward to the second round of the TSSAA state football playoffs.

On Friday, November 10th at 7 p.m., the Blackman Blaze (9-2) get a chance at redemption by playing the Oakland Patriots (11-0) at the Ray Hughes Stadium. The blaze unfortunately lost to the Patriots 42-21 earlier in the season.

“The last few years it’s been a big game because it’s two of the most predominant powers in the county, so I think Friday night will be another big game. A lot of people there and a lot of excitement,” stated Coach Watson.

Facts about the teams:

  • The Blaze will be without the player largely responsible for that feat — injured Ohio State Commitment Master Teague (ankle), who hasn’t suited up since the 42-21 Week 6 defeat.
  • Blackman has averaged 35.8 points in Teague’s absence, but Oakland boasts the third-stingiest defense in Class 6A (10.7 ppg).
  • Oakland is known to be a second half team.
  • Both Thomas Burks (senior) and Oakland’s kicker, Aaron Sears (senior), are nominees for Kicker of the Year.

Come support the Blaze this Friday! Remember: it’s either go hard, or go home.

Click the link below to view the Division 1 class 6A bracket.