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Crunching numbers: BlueCross Bowl edition

Notable statistics from each of the championship games involving local teams:
 
Class 3A (Friday, 3 p.m.)
Pearl-Cohn (14-0) vs. Alcoa (13-1)
3 – Number of games, out of 14, in which Alcoa has scored fewer than 42 points this season.
4/2 – Championship game appearances, including this one, for Pearl-Cohn, and the Firebirds’ record in those games.
6/4 – Consecutive Class 3A championship game appearances and victories for Alcoa. Last runner-up was in 2014.
9 – Number of shutouts for Alcoa this season.
20/17-2 – Championship game appearances, including this one, for Alcoa, and the Tornadoes’ record in those games.
20.8 – Average margin of victory in Pearl-Cohn’s 13 on-field victories (does not count forfeit victory over RePublic).
43.8 – Average margin of victory in Alcoa’s 13 wins this season.
83 – Distance in miles from Pearl-Cohn to Tennessee Tech’s Tucker Stadium.
86 – Punt return yardage by Richeon Bell in the 2004 championship game, longest in BlueCross Bowl championship game history.
91 – Yards by Jimmyrious Parker on his touchdown run in the 2015 championship game, tied with Trousdale County’s DeWayne Harper in 1990 for the longest touchdown run in BlueCross Bowl championship game history.
106 – Distance in miles from Alcoa to Tennessee Tech’s Tucker Stadium.

Pearl-Cohn is seeking its first state championship since 1997, and Metro Nashville’s first title since Hillsboro won in 2008. (Photo by Chris Brooks | Midstate Preps Plus)


Pearl-Cohn championship game results (since 1969):
1996, Class 4A: Pearl-Cohn 18, Knoxville Halls 14
1997, Class 4A: Pearl-Cohn 36, Maryville 16
2015, Class 4A: Knoxville Catholic 48, Pearl-Cohn 8
 
Alcoa championship game results (since 1969):
1977, Class 1A: Alcoa 33, Lake County 7
1978, Class 1A: Alcoa 27, Goodpasture 0
1979, Class 1A: Alcoa 13, Lake County 9
1988, Class 2A: Brentwood Academy 23, Alcoa 12
1989, Class 2A: Alcoa 39, Brentwood Academy 22
2000, Class 2A: Alcoa 27, Union City 20
2004, Class 2A: Alcoa 52, Huntingdon 41
2005, Class 2A: Alcoa 55, Goodpasture 13
2006, Class 2A: Alcoa 31, Goodpasture 3
2007, Class 2A: Alcoa 35, Goodpasture 3
2008, Class 2A: Alcoa 28, Milan 14
2009, Class 3A: Alcoa 21, Milan 0
2010, Class 3A: Alcoa 56, Goodpasture 14
2013, Class 3A: Alcoa 25, CPA 7
2014, Class 3A: CPA 7, Alcoa 0
2015, Class 3A: Alcoa 20, CPA 0
2016, Class 3A: Alcoa 45, Liberty Magnet 12
2017, Class 3A: Alcoa 31, Covington 20
2018, Class 3A: Alcoa 21, Covington 14
 
Class 4A (Saturday, 3 p.m.)
Springfield (11-3) vs. Elizabethton (14-0)
3 – Championship game appearances, including this one, for Springfield.
26.1 – Average margin of victory in Elizabethton’s 14 victories this season.
21 – Most points allowed in a game by Elizabethton this season (Greeneville, Oct. 18).
25.6/18.9 – Average points scored and allowed by Springfield this season.
36 – Number of days since Springfield or Elizabethton will have played a game away from home before Saturday’s championship game (last road game for both was Nov. 1).
114 – Distance in miles from Springfield to Tennessee Tech’s Tucker Stadium.
215 – Distance in miles from Elizabethton to Tennessee Tech’s Tucker Stadium.
1938 – Year of Elizabethton’s only state championship, won before modern playoff system was instituted in 1969.

Springfield faces Elizabethton as the Yellow Jackets try to win their second state title and first since 1993.(Photo by Chris Brooks | Midstate Preps Plus)

Springfield championship game results (since 1969):
1993, Class 3A: Springfield 26, McMinn Central 6
2017, Class 4A: Greeneville 54, Springfield 13
 
Class 5A (Friday, 7 p.m.)
Summit (12-2) vs. Knoxville Central (12-2)
32.4/19.5 – Points scored in wins and losses by Summit this season.
11-0 – Summit’s record when allowing 21 or fewer points this season.
30.9/12.7 – Average points scored and allowed by Knoxville Central this season.
11-0 – Summit’s record when scoring 27 or more points this season.
12-0 – Knoxville Central’s record when allowing 20 or fewer points this season.
105 – Distance in miles from Summit to Tennessee Tech’s Tucker Stadium.
107 – Distance in miles from Knoxville Central to Tennessee Tech’s Tucker Stadium.

Destin Wade leads Summit into its first-ever BlueCross Bowl championship game appearance. (Photo by Kevin Smith | Kevin Smith Photography)

Knoxville Central championship game results (since 1969):
1999, Class 4A: Memphis East 20, Knoxville Central 14
2016, Class 5A: Memphis East 27, Knoxville Central 3
2018, Class 5A: Knoxville Central 14, Henry Co. 9
 
Class 6A (Saturday, 7 p.m.)
Ravenwood (13-1) vs. Maryville (14-0)
4/6 – Number of shutouts for Ravenwood and Maryville, respectively, this season.
24 – Number of championship game appearances, including this season, for Maryville.
29 – Record for first downs in a championship game, set by Maryville in 1998.
38.4 – Points per game scored by Ravenwood during the Raptors’ current nine-game winning streak.
92 – Distance in miles from Maryville to Tennessee Tech’s Tucker Stadium.
105 – Distance in miles from Maryville to Tennessee Tech’s Tucker Stadium.
1996 – Last season Maryville failed to reach the postseason, a streak of 23 consecutive years in the playoffs.

Ravenwood quarterback Brian Garcia and the Raptors face Maryville for the third time in a BlueCross Bowl state championship game. (Photo by Scott Burton | Midstate Preps Plus)

Ravenwood championship game results (since 1969):
2005, Class 5A: Ravenwood 14, Oak Ridge 7
2006, Class 5A: Smyrna 35, Ravenwood 14
2014, Class 6A: Maryville 35, Ravenwood 34
2015, Class 6A: Ravenwood 26, Maryville 17
 
Maryville championship game results (since 1969):
1970, Class 2A: Maryville 42, Cleveland 14
1976, Class 2A: Maryville 27, Brentwood Academy 0
1977, Class 2A: Milan 28, Maryville 6
1978, Class 2A: Maryville 21, Brentwood Academy 14
1979, Class 2A: Humboldt 13, Maryville 10
1997, Class 4A: Pearl-Cohn 36, Maryville 16
1998, Class 4A: Maryville 52, Whites Creek 20
2000, Class 4A: Maryville 33, Memphis East 14
2001, Class 4A: Maryville 34, Hillsboro 27
2002, Class 4A: Maryville 29, Hillsboro 26
2004, Class 4A: Maryville 7, Melrose 6
2005, Class 4A: Maryville 23, Melrose 10
2006, Class 4A: Maryville 35, Hillsboro 10
2007, Class 4A: Maryville 28, Maplewood 13
2008, Class 4A: Hillsboro 10, Maryville 7
2009, Class 6A: White Station 37, Maryville 27
2010, Class 6A: Maryville 23, Smyrna 21
2011, Class 6A: Maryville 23, Whitehaven 7
2012, Class 6A: Whitehaven 36, Maryville 35
2013, Class 6A: Maryville 44, Hendersonville 7
2014, Class 6A: Maryville 35, Ravenwood 34
2015, Class 6A: Ravenwood 26, Maryville 17
2017, Class 6A: Maryville 42, Cane Ridge 7

Division II-Class A (Thursday, 11 a.m.)
Davidson Academy (10-2) vs. USJ (10-3)
0-5 – Record for USJ in state championship games.
4-0 – Record for Davidson Academy in state championship games.
4 – Number of meetings between the two schools in the postseason, including this meeting. USJ leads 2-1, but Davidson Academy won the most recent meeting 43-42 in 2014.
9-0/1-3 – USJ’s record when allowing 20 or fewer points this season, and when allowing 21 or more.
9.5/30.9 – Scoring averages for Davidson Academy’s first two games (both losses) and during the Bears’ current 10-game winning streak.
10 – Current winning streak for Davidson Academy, following two losses to begin the season.
16 – Receptions for USJ’s Lee Mayhall in the 2011 championship game, a BlueCross Bowl record.
16.7/38.4 – Scoring averages for University School of Jackson in its three losses and 10 wins, respectively, this season.
50 – Pass attempts for USJ’s Ryan Garner in the 2011 championship game, a BlueCross Bowl record.
89 – Distance in miles from Davidson Academy to Tennessee Tech’s Tucker Stadium.
213 – Distance in miles from USJ to Tennessee Tech’s Tucker Stadium.
402 – Passing yards for USJ in the 2000 championship game, a BlueCross Bowl record.

Davidson Academy is 4-0 all-time in state championship games and the Bears look to become back-to-back winners in Division II-Class A. (Photo by Scott Burton | Midstate Preps Plus)

Davidson Academy championship game results (since 1969):
2005, Division II-A: Davidson Academy 27, Bishop Byrne 6
2006, Division II-A: Davidson Academy 14, St. George’s 5
2008, Division II-A: Davidson Academy 36, Harding Academy 34
2018, Division II-A: Davidson Academy 39, Friendship Christian 27
 
University School of Jackson championship game results (since 1969):
1993, Class 1A: Trousdale Co. 14, USJ 0
1998, Class 1A: Trousdale Co. 63, USJ 18
2000, Class 1A: CPA 49, USJ 27
2009, Division II-A: Knoxville Webb 30, USJ 0
2011, Division II-A: St. George’s 28, USJ 23

Division II-Class AA (Thursday, 3 p.m.)
CPA (7-6) vs. ECS (12-1)
2 – Number of teams (Houston, Lausanne) that have scored more than 14 points against ECS this season. ECS is 1-1 in those games.
4-2 – CPA’s record in championship game appearances.
4-4 – ECS’s record in championship game appearances.
59-17 – Current record of the six teams (ECS, Independence, Champagnat Catholic [Fla.], Ensworth, Brentwood, Ravenwood) CPA lost to during the Lions’ 2-6 start to the season. Three are still playing in their respective state playoffs.
6 – Number of passes intercepted by ECS during the 2005 state championship game against Knoxville Webb, tied with three other teams for the BlueCross Bowl record.
6-0/7-0 – CPA’s record when holding teams to fewer than 20 points this season, and when scoring more than 14 points in a game.
9 – Current winning streak for ECS entering the BlueCross Bowl.
30-6 – Score of ECS’ victory against visiting CPA in the teams’ season opener on Aug. 23.
32.7/7.8 – CPA’s scoring average in seven wins and six losses this season.
35 – Points scored in one quarter during the 2000 championship game against USJ, a BlueCross Bowl record.
35.8 – Scoring average for ECS in the Eagles’ 12 victories this season.
89 – Distance in miles from CPA to Tennessee Tech’s Tucker Stadium.
277 – Distance in miles from ECS to Tennessee Tech’s Tucker Stadium.

CPA looks to win back-to-back state titles in Division II-Class AA, and their fifth overall title. (Photo by Chris Brooks | Midstate Preps Plus)

CPA championship game results (since 1969):
2000, Class 1A: CPA 49, USJ 27
2002, Class 1A: CPA 26, Boyd Buchanan 20
2013, Class 3A: Alcoa 25, CPA 7
2014, Class 3A: CPA 7, Alcoa 0
2015, Class 3A: Alcoa 20, CPA 0
2018, Division II-AA: CPA 41, BGA 21
 
ECS championship game results (since 1969):
1983, Class A: ECS 15, Gordonsville 7
1984, Class A: Gordonsville 20, ECS 14
1999, Division II-Class A: ECS 22, Briarcrest 6
2000, Division II-Class A: ECS 23, Briarcrest 20
2004, Division II-Class AA: Briarcrest 24, ECS 0
2005, Division II-Class AA: ECS 26, Knoxville Webb 0
2006, Division II-Class AA: Knoxville Webb 17, ECS 14
2012, Division II-Class A: Knoxville Webb 47, ECS 14

Division II-Class AAA (Thursday, 7 p.m.)
McCallie (10-2) vs. MBA (8-4)
2 – Number of teams (Pearl-Cohn, Briarcrest Christian) to score more than 14 points against MBA this season. Both teams defeated MBA.
2 – Number of times McCallie has failed to score 28 points in a game this season. The Blue Tornado are 1-1 in those games.
3 – Number of championship game appearances, including this one, for McCallie.
4 – Field goals made by MBA’s Andrew Fletcher in the 2007 championship game, a BlueCross Bowl record.
4-0 – Record for MBA against McCallie in playoff meetings.
8 – Number of sacks by MBA in the 1999 championship game, a BlueCross Bowl record.
10 – Number of state championships for MBA, though three came in systems before the current playoff format was instituted in 1969.
10.8/7.8 – Points allowed per game by MBA this season, and average points allowed in the Big Red’s eight victories.
24 – Most points allowed by MBA in any game this season, a 24-21 loss at Briarcrest Christian.
24.7/35.6 – Average margin of victory and points per game scored for McCallie this season.
84 – Distance in miles from MBA to Tennessee Tech’s Tucker Stadium.
84.6 – Completion percentage for MBA’s Michael Fisher in the 2003 championship game, a BlueCross Bowl record.
99 – Yardage of Ty Chandler’s kickoff return in the 2015 championship game, a BlueCross Bowl record.
101 – Distance in miles from McCallie to Tennessee Tech’s Tucker Stadium.
111/1,047 – Combined points and total yardage by MBA and Brentwood Academy in the 2015 championship game, both BlueCross Bowl records. Brentwood Academy won 56-55 in double overtime.

MBA is 4-0 all-time against McCallie in the playoffs, and the Big Red are attempting to win their seventh state championship under the current playoff system and first since 2014. (Photo by Scott Burton | Midstate Preps Plus)

McCallie championship game results (since 1969):
2001, Division II-Class AAA: McCallie 17, Brentwood Academy 16
2006, Division II-Class AAA: Brentwood Academy 37, McCallie 34
 
MBA championship game results (since 1969):
1997, Division II Large: Father Ryan 10, MBA 7
1998, Division II-AA: MBA 21, Brentwood Academy 19
1999, Division II-AA: MBA 49, Christian Brothers 15
2000, Division II-AA: MBA 8, Brentwood Academy 7
2002, Division II-AAA: MBA 27, Brentwood Academy 11
2003, Division II-AAA: MBA 38, Brentwood Academy 14
2007, Division II-AA: MBA 12, Brentwood Academy 0
2009, Division II-AA: MUS 27, MBA 17
2014, Division II-AA: MBA 10, Ensworth 7
2015, Division II-AA: Brentwood Academy 56, MBA 55
2016, Division II-AA: Brentwood Academy 42, MBA 38
2017, Division II-AAA: Brentwood Academy 28, MBA 14

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