By The Numbers

The Week 4 By The Numbers

Scoring averages and big coaching wins highlight this week’s By the Numbers.

Longtime Lewis County head coach Bobby Sharp hit a major milestone as he won the 275th game of his career.

Also Riverdale’s defense forced eight turnovers in their blowout win over Blackman, which is one of 27 numbers this week.

3: Number of interceptions returned for a touchdown by Riverdale linebacker and Georgetown University commitment Alex Mitchell.

8/6: Number of turnovers forced and the number of interceptions for Riverdale in a 49-18 win over Blackman.

9: Consecutive wins for Watertown over Westmoreland as the Purple Tigers won 6-0 on Friday.

10: Consecutive wins for Riverside over Hickman County and CPA over BGA as both the Panthers and Lions won in week 3.

11-0: Combined record for region 3-2A as Meigs County, Marion County, Polk County, Tellico Plains and Tyner are all 2-0 and Bledsoe County is 1-0.

12: Consecutive wins for Oak Ridge over Clinton as the Wildcats won 22-7 on Friday.

13: Consecutive wins for Henry County over Kenwood as the Patriots won 49-18 on Friday.

15: Consecutive wins for Maryville over Farragut as the Rebels won 42-14 on Friday.

15-0: Record for Jo Byrns against Red Boiling Springs as the Red Devils won again on Friday.

16-0: Record for MUS against St. Benedict as the Owls won again on Friday.

19-19: The series record in the Rhea County-McMinn County rivalry after Rhea County won 34-20 in Week 3.

20: Total number of Week 3 games that involved teams that were playing for the first time

20.0: Rushing average for McKenzie’s Etijay Thorpe, who rushed for 180 yards and scored three times on just nine carries in a 72-7 win over South Fulton.

40: Career head coaching wins for Hampton’s Michael Lunsford and Riverdale’s Will Kriesky.

40.6: The average gain per play in Middle College’s 52-0 win over MASE as they ran only seven plays for 284 yards in the win.

55: Career head coaching wins for Haywood’s Chris Smith.

56/56: Points scored and points allowed for Germantown so far as the Red Devils have a 2-1 record.

60: Career head coaching wins for Upperman’s Adam Caine.

70: Career head coaching wins for Ravenwood’s Will Hester.

75: Career head coaching wins for Springfield’s Dustin Wilson.

85: Career head coaching wins for Gatlinburg Pittman’s Brad Waggoner.

115: Career head coaching wins for Loudon’s Jeff Harig.

120: Career head coaching wins at CPA for Ingle Martin.

215: Career head coaching wins for McCallie’s Ralph Potter.

275: Career head coaching wins at Lewis County for Bobby Sharp.

1998: The last year that Oakdale beat Midway before winning 20-19 on Friday, Midway had won the previous 13 meetings.

1,108: Total combined yardage in Silverdale’s 45-31 win over Chattanooga Christian. Silverdale had 665 yards (311 rushing, 354 passing) and Chattanooga Christian (363 rushing, 80 passing).


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Donovan Stewart is entering his 26th season covering high school football and his 10th year of covering the entire state of Tennessee. He is also the Media Director for the Tennessee Football Coaches Association (TnFCA).

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