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High School Football Playoffs: Zero to Hero

It's a thrilling time of year for high schools and the incredible communities that support them. Football playoffs have arrived. Which team are you supporting?

Ten Metro high schools have made it to this year’s playoff contest, but one is unique.

Cane Ridge High School didn't have an athletics program until 2008, and 2009 was the first year they had a varsity football team. That team went 0-10. (That’s right. They didn’t win a single game.)

In 2013, Cane Ridge’s freshman football team went undefeated and won the freshman city championship. Those freshmen are now seniors, and they have had another perfect season - once again going 10-0. The team’s quarterback, DJ Thorpe, even has a scholarship offer from Cornell University, an Ivy League institution.

Added to that, head Coach Eddie Woods is in just his second year with Cane Ridge and was named Coach of the Year.

We’re so proud of the athletic progress made at Cane Ridge! Athletic programs like theirs are a huge part of how Metro educators seek to keep kids engaged in school and excited about attending.

But the Ravens are not the only school to make the playoffs. If you didn’t already have plans for Friday night, now you do. Pick a game. Bring friends. Support your neighborhood team!

Playoff Schedule:

November 4, 2016 @ 7 p.m.

  • Cane Ridge Ravens (10-0) vs. Summit Spartans (7-3)
  • Stratford STEM Spartans (10-0) vs. Cheatham County Central Cubs (5-5)
  • Pearl-Cohn Firebirds (9-1) vs. Kenwood Knights (3-8)
  • Maplewood Panthers (7-3) vs. Hillwood Hilltoppers (4-6)
  • Hillsboro Burros (6-4) vs. Stewarts Creek Red Hawks (6-4)
  • John Overton Bobcats (6-4) vs. Arlington Tigers (5-5)
  • East Nashville Magnet Eagles (4-6) @ Fairview Yellowjackets (10-0)
  • Antioch Bears (3-7) @ White Station Spartans (6-4)
  • McGavock Raiders (1-9) @ Cordova Wolves (9-1)