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A week earlier than is typical, the broadcasting team at WAKM-AM 950 will be heading over to Franklin High School to see if the home team can get the best of visiting Spring Hill. Their Game of the Week finds Rebels and Raiders squaring off. As always, Stormy Mitchell and Marcus Stone are on the …

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The Spring Hill Raiders will have to wait until Sunday to continue to build on their best performance of 2018 thus far. A nasty front of lightning and rain found its way to Spring Hill Friday night and put a pause on the Raiders’ rivalry game against Columbia Central. Spring Hill looks to have gotten …

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PHOTO: The Spring Hill Raiders football team release balloons into the sky in honor of former coach William Fisher on Friday night // Photo by Alexander Willis BY ALEXANDER WILLIS Balloons flew high following an emotional football game Friday between the Spring Hill Raiders and the Riverdale Warriors, all in honor of the Raiders’ assistant …

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PHOTO: Ryder Galardi of the Nolensville Knights squares up against Spring Hill Raiders players during a run // Photo by Alexander Willis BY ALEXANDER WILLIS The Nolensville Knights scored a huge victory over the Spring Hill Raiders Friday night 41-6. This puts the Raiders at 0-3, and the Knights at 2-1, following a tough loss …

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BY ALEXANDER WILLIS/PHOTOS BY STEVE WHEELER  The Summit Spartans defeated the Spring Hill Raiders 12-7 Friday evening in their first football game of the season. Coined the “Battle for the Hill,” this ends the Raiders’ four-year win streak against the Spartans. “The boys deserved this win,” said Summit coach Brian Coleman. “They worked hard in …

Spring Hill running back Dontae Smith and Summit running back/cornerback Tai Carter were announced as Tennessee Titans Mr. Football finalists on Monday. Smith is a finalist for the Class 4A award. The Georgia Tech commit finished his 2017 campaign with 2,033 rushing yards and 24 touchdowns. Carter, who’s up for the award in Class 5A, …

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Running back Dontae Smith’s big night wasn’t enough to propel the Spring Hill Raiders past Marshall County Friday. Smith rushed for 261 yards and two touchdowns on 39 carries in a 42-21 loss in the second round of the Class 4A playoffs. After entering the fourth quarter down 28-7, Smith found the end zone from …

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Spring Hill running back Dontae Smith exploded in the first round of the Class 4A playoffs Friday. The senior Georgia Tech commit rushed for 247 yards and three touchdowns to help take down Macon County 34-6 on the road. All three of his touchdowns came in the first half, including a 50-yard touchdown run with …

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The Spring Hill Raiders (5-5, 3-2) ended their four-game losing streak with a 28-12 win at Lawrence County Friday. Quarterback TJ Ennis led the Raiders with 50 rushing yards, two rushing touchdowns and a passing touchdown. Running back Dontae Smith racked up 84 rushing yards on eight carries. The Raiders locked up the No. 3 …

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The Franklin Rebels secured their second win of the season with a 38-21 takedown of Spring Hill on the road Friday. Quarterback Carter Hendry and running back Matt Gaca paved the way for the Rebels. Hendry registered 103 passing yards, 69 rushing yards and three touchdowns (1 run), while Gaca had 25 carries for 132 …

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WEEK 9 FOOTBALL ROUNDUP Christ Presbyterian Academy 54 at Goodpasture 19 Christ Presbyterian Academy extended its win streak to three games Friday with a 54-19 win at Goodpasture. CPA (7-2) will take next week off before it closes the season with a matchup at Franklin Road Academy. Spring Hill 27 at Marshall County 34 The …

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The Spring Hill Raiders (4-3, 2-1) notched their second straight defeat with a 20-17 loss at Maplewood Friday. Star running back and Georgia Tech commit Dontae Smith missed the second half for the Raiders with an injury. He closed with seven carries for 35 yards. Spring Hill quarterback TJ Ennis passed for 228 yards and …

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The Spring Hill Raiders gave up two unanswered touchdowns in the fourth quarter to fall at Columbia Central 31-21 Friday. Spring Hill running back Dontae Smith registered 280 rushing yards, 47 passing yards and three touchdowns (1 pass). The Raiders fall to 4-2 with the loss. They visit Maplewood next week. Columbia quarterback Darien Davis …

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Spring Hill running back Dontae Smith rushed for 157 yards and two touchdowns in Friday’s 26-6 win against Tullahoma. The win pushes the Raiders to 4-1 on the year as they gear up to take on Columbia (4-1) next week. Smith opened the scoring with an 8-yard touchdown run late in the first quarter. Quarterback …

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A scoreless second half led to the downfall of the Spring Hill Raiders (3-1) in Friday’s matchup at Riverdale. After entering halftime with a three-point lead, the Raiders gave up 28 unanswered points en route to a 49-24 loss. Spring Hill running back Dontae Smith rushed for 221 yards and two touchdowns, while Riverdale running …

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By MICHAEL CURTIS | Photos By VANESSA BEACH What’s football without a little rain? The remnants of Hurricane Harvey affected Williamson County teams in a major way Friday. However, Spring Hill persevered in the elements, as the Raiders improved to 3-0 with a 27-13 win against the Nolensville Knights. Spring Hill RB Dontae Smith was …

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Running back Dontae Smith rushed for 160 yards and four touchdowns to guide the Spring Hill Raiders to a 35-18 win against visiting Columbia Academy. Spring Hill wide receiver Justin Oden added seven catches for 169 yards and a touchdown in the offensive onslaught. The Raiders (2-0) finished with 424 total yards. Smith exploded for …

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Story and Video By MICHAEL CURTIS | Photos By VANESSA BEACH Football is officially back, and what has become known as the “Battle of the Hill” did not disappoint. After trailing 20-7 in the fourth quarter, the Spring Hill Raiders fought their way back to defeat the Summit Spartans, 21-20. “We fell asleep on a …

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Pictured: Spring Hill running back Dontae Smith By SAM McGAW Led by explosive playmakers on offense, Spring Hill expects to build on last season’s late success. The Raiders finished 2016 with a 7-6 record and Class 4A quarterfinal appearance. It was their deepest playoff run since 1992. This year, they feature a dynamic duo on …

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Photos by VANESSA BEACH The upset run for the Spring Hill Raiders concluded Friday night at Marshall County. After going on the road to take down previously-undefeated Stone Memorial then Region 4-4A two seed Page in the first two rounds of the playoffs, the Raiders ran into a buzzsaw Friday in the quarterfinals. The Tigers …

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By ZACH HARMUTH | Photos by VANESSA BEACH A little more than two months ago, the Spring Hill Raiders lost at Page 26-25. Two weeks ago, the Raiders (7-5) nearly missed the playoffs, losing four straight before snatching the fourth and final spot in Region 4-4A in a loser-goes-home game versus Lawrence County. Now, they …

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The Spring Hill Raiders are moving on to the Class 4A second round thanks to one of the state’s biggest upsets Friday. The Region 4-4A fourth-seeded Raiders (6-5) went on the road and handed Region 3-4A top seed and previously-unbeaten Stone Memorial (10-1) its first and only loss of the season 28-6. For one of the …

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By ZACH HARMUTH | Photos by VANESSA BEACH The playoffs, for all intents and purposes, started a week early at Spring Hill High School on Friday night. In a fight for the fourth and final playoff spot in Region 4-4A, the Raiders (5-5, 2-3) knocked the Lawrence County Wildcats (3-7, 1-4) out with a 41-6 …

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Quarterback Logan Sakarapanee’s two-point conversion run with 22 seconds left gave Lipscomb Academy a 43-42 win over Spring Hill. The Mustangs (6-2) cut the deficit to one when Caleb Silva scored on a 3-yard run. The teams combined for five touchdowns during a wild fourth quarter. Dontae Smith’s 75-yard kickoff return for a TD had …

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By ZACH HARMUTH Father Ryan ran away with a 45-14 win over the Spring Hill Raiders Friday in a matchup that pitted a coach against his former assistant. The Irish — led by Coach Brian Rector — ran for five touchdowns, while the Raiders — coached Jay Emmons — had only three drives that didn’t …

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By CHIP CIRILLO When Spring Hill’s offensive coordinator called a counter run in the third quarter against Giles County, he was hoping for a short gain. Instead, Dontae Smith gave him a 68-yard touchdown run in a 56-39 loss last week. That’s the kind of big-play running back Smith is. The 5-foot-10, 186-pound junior scored …

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      The Giles County Bobcats (5-2, 2-1) proved to be just too much for the Spring Hill Raiders (4-2, 1-2) Friday. Backed by 554 yards of total offense, the Bobcats ran over the Raiders 56-39, sending Spring Hill to fourth place in Region 4-4A with a 1-2 record. Just 40 seconds into the …

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Spring Hill 56 at Dickson County 46 The Spring Hill Raiders (3-1) stayed hot on the road at Dickson County (1-3) Friday. After winning in a shootout 56-46, the Raiders are now averaging 38 points per game while giving up 26. Spring Hill will take its 3-1 record to Tullahoma next week to battle the …

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By EMILY R. WEST    Photos by VANESSA BEACH and EMILY R. WEST The Page Patriots (1-1, 1-0) waited until the final minute Friday to decide Friday’s Region 4-Class 4A home matchup against Spring Hill School (2-1, 0-1). Scrambling after another Raider touchdown, the Patriots had time on the clock to make it into the …

By CAMDEN JOINER The duel between the McGavock Raiders (0-2) and the Spring Hill Raiders (2-0) was over before it really started, in more ways than one. Spring Hill maintained a comfortable lead for the duration of the night, eventually defeating McGavock 47-15. The game, originally scheduled for Friday, August 26, was postponed to the …

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By EMILY R. WEST Spring Hill High School’s win over Summit Friday night came down to the last three seconds. Spartans quarterback Michael Zakrzewski threw a pass into the end zone, and it tumbled to the ground as the final horn of the game sounded, signaling the Raiders’ 25-20 win. It was the third Spring …