White House Blue Devils rankings and stat notes after week 12

By Kris Freeman, Sports Information Director, White House High School

jackson south side logoWhite House (11-0, 6-0) will host Jackson South Side (7-4, 4-1) in the second round of the Class 4-A playoffs on Friday at 7 p.m. This is the first meeting between the two schools.

  • Jackson South Side is ranked 21st in Class 4-A and has the 41st toughest schedule in Class 4-A. The Hawks finished second in Region 6-4A behind Lexington.
  • Winning streaks: White House 11, Jackson South Side 4.
  • White House is now 2-0 against Chester County, beating the Eagles in 2012 and 2017 in the first round by a combined score of 60-36.
  • This is the first time White House has entered the second round of the playoffs undefeated since 2004 and 1997. The 2004 team lost in the semifinals and the 1997 team won the state championship.
  • Jackson South Side has a 12-17 record all-time in the playoffs and this is their 18th appearance. The Hawks have never been to the finals but made 11 straight appearances from 1999-2009.
  • White House is 59-33 in the postseason counting bowl games and 54-32 in the playoffs.
  • The winner of this game will play the winner of Lexington and Springfield. If White House wins, the game will be at home in the quarterfinals.
  • White House is looking for its 19th trip to the state quarterfinals since 1986.

Rankings:

  • Associated Press: 3rd in Class 4-A
  • CoachT: 4th in Class 4-A
  • Undefeated Teams: 1 of 16 remaining
  • Defense: 6th state-wide (9.1 points)
  • Offense: N/R
  • Strength of Schedule: 47th in Class 4-A
  • Tennessean Top 10: N/R

Game Notes:

  • The 19-point comeback victory was the largest all-time for White House since 1943 in regular season or postseason play.
  • White House did not score in the first quarter for the first time all season.
  • White House 18 first downs, the most all season tying the White House Heritage game.
  • White House allowed 385 total yards, the highest of the season.
  • White House allowed 26 points, the highest of the season.
  • Chester County’s 19 penalties (including two offsetting) were the highest of the season by any opponent.
  • White House’s Tyler McMurtry went over the 100-tackle mark for the season with 106 total after a 16-tackle performance against Chester County.
  • White House’s Tyler McMurtry is now the all-time fumble caused leader with seven career and four this season.
  • White House’s Tyler McMurtry is now the single-season sack leader with 9.5 and is one shy of tying Robert Curtis for the career mark at 15.0.
  • White House’s Andrew Nixon surpassed the 2,500 yards passing mark for his career and is now at 2,585.
  • White House’s Colby Taylor needs seven tackles to reach the 100-stop mark for the season.

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