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Crunching numbers for the Division I semifinals

Notable numbers for this week’s Division I semifinal matchups involving area teams:

Class 2A
Trousdale County at Meigs County
2 – State championship appearances for Meigs County.
13 – State championship appearances for Trousdale County.
18 – Semifinals, counting this year, that the Yellow Jackets have qualified for since the playoff system was instituted in 1969.
10/39.1 – Number of consecutive victories for Trousdale County entering the semifinals, and points per game during the Yellow Jackets’ current winning streak.
39/32/85 – Number of playoff appearances for Trousdale County (including this season), number of consecutive years with playoff appearances, and number of wins in those playoff years. The last time the Yellow Jackets failed to make the playoffs was 1987.
136 – Driving distance in miles, measured from school to school, that Trousdale County will have to travel for Friday’s semifinal game.

Trousdale County will look to reach its 14th state championship game when the Yellow Jackets visit Meigs County in Friday’s Class 2A semifinals. (Photo by Chris Brooks | Midstate Preps Plus)

Class 3A
Covington (11-2) at Pearl-Cohn (13-0)
1 – Number of times the teams have met in the postseason (Covington won 31-28 at Pearl-Cohn in 2017).
6/0 – Number of times Covington has reached a state championship game, and number of wins in those title games.
22 – Number of years since Pearl Cohn’s last state championship (1997).
32/11.2 – Average points per game scored and allowed by Pearl-Cohn this season.
34/8.9 – Average points per game scored and allowed by Covington this season.
177 – Number of miles, measured from school to school, that Covington will have to travel for Friday’s semifinal game.

Pearl-Cohn looks to avenge a 31-28 loss to Covington in the 2017 Class 3A semifinals on Friday. (Photo by Chris Brooks | Midstate Preps Plus)

Class 4A
Nolensville (11-2) at Elizabethton (13-0)
3 – Number of seasons it has taken Nolensville to make its first semifinal appearance.
23 – Number of wins Elizabethton has in its last 25 games dating to the beginning of last season.
30 – Number of playoff appearances for Elizabethton in school history.
39/37.1 – Playoff and full season scoring averages, respectively, for Elizabethton this season.
40.6/34.4 – Playoff and full season scoring averages, respectively, for Nolensville this season.
308 – Distance in miles, measured from school to school, that Nolensville will have to travel for Friday’s semifinal game. Estimated drive time, per Mapquest: four hours, 41 minutes.

Nolensville’s first-ever semifinal game will require a trip to Elizabethton. The Knights have averaged 40.6 points in three playoff victories this postseason. (Photo by Chris Brooks | Midstate Preps Plus)

Haywood (12-1) at Springfield (10-3)
1 – Number of games each team has won in their first two playoff meetings.
2 – Number of wins for Springfield in semifinal games (1993, 2017).
3 – Consecutive seasons Springfield and Haywood have met in the semifinals, including this year.
6 – Consecutive wins for Springfield entering the semifinals.
10 – Consecutive wins for Haywood entering the semifinals.
180 – Distance in miles, measured from school to school, that Haywood will have to travel for Friday’s semifinal game.

Summit’s defense will have to contend with a Dyer County team that has scored at least 27 points per game in 12 of their 13 games this season. (Photo by Kevin Smith | Kevin Smith Photography)

Class 5A
Dyer County (11-2) at Summit (11-2)
1 – Number of times, including this season, that Summit has reached the semifinal round.
3/1 – Number of times Summit has allowed more than 20 points to opponents this season, and number of wins in those games.
10/10 – Number of times Summit has scored 27 or more points in a game this season, and the number of wins in those games.
40.5/1 – Number of average points per game for Dyer County this season, and the number of times the Choctaws have failed to score more than 27 points in a game.  
43 – Number of years since Dyer County has reached a state championship game.
176 – Number of miles, measured from school to school, that Dyer County will have to travel for Friday’s semifinal game.

Oakland and Maryville will meet for the eighth time overall and sixth in the postseason, with Maryville holding a one-game edge in the all-time series. (Photo by Scott Burton | Midstate Preps Plus)

Class 6A
Oakland (13-0) at Maryville (13-0)
8/6 – Number of meetings all-time between the two schools, and number of meetings in the playoffs (Maryville leads all time series 4-3 and 3-2 in playoffs).
26/13 – Number of consecutive victories in Oakland’s current winning streak, and Maryville’s current winning streak.
41.9/8.1 – Average points per game scored and allowed by Maryville this season.
49.5/8.2 – Average points per game scored and allowed by Oakland this season.
172 – Number of miles, measured from school to school, that Oakland will have to travel for Friday’s semifinal game.
1,187 – Combined points scored by Maryville and Oakland this season.

Ravenwood’s offense has averaged 38 points per game during the Raptors’ current eight-game winning streak. (Photo by Chris Brooks | Midstate Preps Plus)

Houston (13-0) at Ravenwood (12-1)
6 – Points allowed by Ravenwood in three playoff games.
27 – Fewest points scored in a game by Houston this season, a 27-6 victory over Whitehaven in last Friday’s quarterfinals.
38 – Points per game scored by Ravenwood during the Raptors’ current eight-game winning streak.
28/1 – Average margin of victory in Houston’s 13 wins this season, and the number of games decided by fewer than 10 points.
73/8.1 – Number of points and average per game Ravenwood has allowed since its 61-47 victory over Pulaski Academy (Ark.) on Sept. 13, a span of nine games.
211 – Distance in miles, measured from school to school, that Houston will have to travel for Friday’s semifinal game.

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