The roller coaster that is playoff football took West 10 Media teams on extreme highs and season-ending lows.
The Bartlett Panthers were back in the postseason for the first time in a few years. They earned a trip to play the White Station Spartans in Cordova. The Spartans were victorious 28-7, ending Bartlett’s season with a 6-5 record. White Station moves on to play Houston in the Second Round.
Houston advanced and remained unbeaten on the year by elimination crosstown rival the Germantown Red Devils (2-9). The Mustangs scored early and often, winning 56-12 over Germantown.
In other Class 6A action, the Collierville Dragons dropped a thriller to Memphis Central, 35-28. The Warriors were able to outlast the Dragons in Collierville earn a second round matchup against the Whitehaven Tigers in “The Haven.” Whitehaven was able to advance with a 50-8 win over the Cordova Wolves in round one action.
In Class 5A action, the Clarksville Wildcats (7-4) were able to come to Tipton County and escape with a 29-28 win over the Munford Cougars. The Wildcats will hit the road again to play the Henry County Patriots.
In Class 4A, the Millington Trojans will enter the second round after a 46-29 win over the Dyersburg Trojans. Next up for the Trojans of Shelby County are the Crockett County Cavaliers. The Cavaliers destroyed the Bolton Wildcats 56-0 to advance.
The Covington Chargers are heading to the next round in Class 3A after beating the Melrose Golden Wildcats 48-6 in the Mound. This Friday the Chargers are back on the road to play South Gibson.
In the private school ranks, the ECS Eagles are flying into the next round after beating Harding Academy 45-7. The BGA Wildcats are next up for ECS at home. Battle Ground Academy will be a tough test with a 8-3 record.
BGA won game No. 8 on the season, beating the FACS Crusaders in the first round 49-6.
Second round action and first round play for Division II-AAA is this Friday with kickoffs scheduled for 7 p.m.