Cane Ridge H.S. football players hope to make history again in playoff game

Photo: WKRN
Photo: WKRN

ANTIOCH, Tenn. (WKRN) – Cane Ridge and Summit high school’s will go head-to-head Friday night in the playoffs and members of the Antioch high school hope to make history.

The Ravens have had the biggest season in the program’s seven-year history, as they are undefeated 10-0.

They hope to make history again Friday night and win the playoff game. The team has put in the dedication for this moment all season.

“We want to make history; it’s kind of personable for us. We want to go as far as we can,” quarterback DJ Thorpe told News 2.

The opportunity to win the playoffs is a familiar feeling for him.

Thorpe’s freshman year the team was undefeated and won the city championship. Now, he is reliving that dream as a senior.

Thorpe told News 2 the team has been training hard for nearly a year, with much of the preparation being mental.

“We got the same mindset, but we are more serious now and we are just ready to play,” he explained.

Cane Ridge High School has only had a football team since 2009 and it’s led by Coach Eddie Woods who says the team has overcome a great amount of adversity.

“It’s about making history at the school, most importantly it’s about the kids, teaching them if you work hard and you work together you know you can do anything, achieve anything,” Coach Woods explained.

The team’s motto is “War Ready,” and while they say their confidence is up, they are bringing their ammo to Ravens Country.

Kick-off is at 7 p.m. at Cane Ridge High School in Antioch.

This is the first time the Summit Spartans have made it to the playoffs. Fans are expected to pack the stands.