The Spring Hill Bears made some needed necessary noise on the gridiron last Friday night in their return home for 7-2A Conference football action hosting the Murfreesboro Rattlers at Bear Stadium.
The Spring Hill Bears made some needed necessary noise on the gridiron last Friday night in their return home for 7-2A Conference football action hosting the Murfreesboro Rattlers at Bear Stadium. The Bears pulled off a key victory over a winless Rattlers squad 24-14 to record their second conference win and maintain eligibility for one of the five spots for the playoffs.
Tonight, the Bears are back in league play for their final home game of the season to host another team winless to have a chance to clinch their postseason glory which has been second year Spring Hill head football coach Matt McBride's goal since arrival.
Coach McBride knows this game is very important to their football program. He's landed major emphasis to the Bears how much making the postseason means and believes they're a productive caliber playoff team that can compete and finish successfully in the 2A classification.
McBride feels this will be one of the most exciting opportunities for the Bears to perform due to being senior night and the finale game of the year at Bear Stadium. He expects the same intensity brought as they've in key victories against Murfreesboro, Lafayette County and Genoa Central this season. The factor McBride hopes to see is the Bears start off fast from the opening kickoff.
"It's senior night and our last home game of the season. We want to send our seniors out in a positive fashion. Dierks, 0-8 run the ball real hard and very discipline on defense. We just got to go out and play well early. We've came out flat in a few of our last ball games and just need to jump on them early. We've had some good days of practice with a few freshman to move up. Just got to do what we do," McBride said.
Seniors Payton Massanelli, Parker Freeman, Ty Rosenbaum, Cam Middleton, Dustin Beck, K.C. Harvel, Justin Adcock, and Aaron Barnett will be the featured players looking to have the game of their careers for the final time performing at Bear Stadium. These seniors know how important it is to make it to the playoffs in their final season and McBride anticipates for them to be the victors for a memorable performance to guide the Bears back to the playoffs.
Last season, Dierks defeated Spring Hill 53-7, but this time the Bears are ready for a different outcome and conclusion on their home field hosting the Outlaws.
Pregame senior night ceremonies begin at 6:30 p.m., followed by kickoff at 7 p.m. at Bear Stadium.
7-2A Conference Standings
Mount Ida (5-0 in conf., 8-0 overall)
Mountain Pine (5-0 in conf., 7-1 overall)
Foreman (4-1 in conf., 6-1 overall)
Mineral Springs (2-3 in conf., 2-6 overall)
Spring Hill (2-3 in conf., 3-5 overall)
Lafayette County (2-2 in conf., 2-5 overall)
Dierks (0-5 in conf., 0-8 overall)
Murfreesboro (0-5 in conf., 0-8 overall)
2017 Friday Night Lights 7-2A Conference Week 9 Schedule October 27
Dierks at SPRING HILL
Lafayette County at Mineral Springs
Mt. Pine at Mt. Ida
Foreman at Murfreesboro