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Gallatin Faces Centenniel

November 1, 2008

Gallatin will face Centenniel in the opening round of the TSSAA AAAAA state foootball playoffs.

Centenniel comes in with an outstanding QB which will challenge the Green Wave defense. Come and support the Wave. We need our fans in the stands cheering us on. Be loud and proud.


Gallatin Wins, Finishes Second

October 31, 2008

The Wave did what they had to do last night by defeating McGavock 22-16, but did not receive the help they needed as Hendersonville beat Hunters Lane. The two outcomes from the Thursday night games in Metro, put both Sumner County teams atop the Region 5-5A standings. Hendersonville remains undefeated with a record of 6-0 while the Green Wave stand at 6-1. If that sounds confusing please see the article below "Region Decided Tonight."

Gallatin will have to wait and see who they play next week. There are several scenarios in Region 6, but all of them break down with the Wave playing either Franklin or Centenniel The Green Wave will host their post-season opener next week at the Wave Yard at 7:00. We will update the website by Sunday with opponent information.


Region Decided Tonight

October 30, 2008

Gallatin travels to McGavock tonight to play the Raiders at 7:00. Hendersonville travels to Hunters Lane and plays also at 7:00. If the Green Wave win, and Hendersonville loses, then there is a three way tie, and TSSAA tie breaker rules will apply. But how will a team with only eight games played and one forfeited region game end up as the possible region champion.

A few years ago, Gallatin had their season cut short because a player who was ruled eligible, was then later ruled ineliglble, and the Green Wave forfeited several region wins, and were kept out of the playoffs. The player at Hendersonville, who was never academically eligible to playe, and did play in two contests will not cause his team to be penalized due to a recent rule change by the TSSAA. Currently the TSSAA does not even recognize those two games. They were as if they never took place at all. Dickson County and Glencliff High School only have nine games this year, because they really didn't play Hendersvonville. This is not a penaly, its another opportunity for the TSSAA to do what they want without consideration toward the victim, and not penalizing a school for not doing their due dilligence.

If you will remember, Hunters Lane had a 19 year old football player last year who was ruled eligible because he was not enrolled in school for a year.

Please come out and support the Green Wave tonight. We need our fans to be loud and proud. We must do what is in our control to do and hopefully with can deal with the TSSAA in some constructive fashion at a later date.




Green Wave Fall in Region Contest

October 25, 2008

Another classic high school football game was played last night in Region 5-5A as Gallatin traveled to Hendersonville to take on the Commandos for first place in the region standings.

The Commandos jumped out to an early 17-0 halftime lead by using a steady ground game and productive passing to consistently move the ball. Hendersonville was further helped by a stubborn defensive effort, only allowing Gallatin on their side of the field twice during the first 24 minutes.

Gallatin battled back in the second half producing two touchdowns in the third quarter and taking the lead with approximately four minutes to go in the contest. Hendersonville still had some fight in them although they had become conservative and the Gallatin defense had stiffened in the last 20 minutes. Hendersoville marched down the field and with 1:45 left in the game scored on an eight yard run to take the lead 24-21. Gallatin stalled on their final posession near their own 35.

This weeks game against McGavock will be played there on Thursday night at 7:00. A win will guarantee the Green Wave of second place in the region. If Hunters Lane beats Hendersonville on the same night, tie breakers will decide the champion of the region and set the stage for TSSAA playoffs.




Warriors get Tomahawked in the Waveyard

October 18, 2008

Hunters Lane and Gallatin met last night with a lot on the line. The winner of the contest would vault into first place in Region 5-5A with a 5-0 record. The Gallatin faithful turned out to see a great contest and provide the extra fuel that helped push the Green Wave atop the Warriors for a 37-20 win.

The Green Wave defense played huge most of the night, but took it a series to get started. Hunters Lane scored in the first two minutes on a 57 yard touchdown run. Gallatin answered quickly on a four yard run by Cody Matthews, and tied the score 7-7 with 6:38 left to go in the first quarter. Just when it looked like it was going to be a track meet, the Green Wave defense took control and played like champs. The defense yielded 13 points the rest of the game. One touchdown just before halftime and the other early in the third quarter. Both Warrior scores came after Gallatin turnovers and short fields for Hunters Lane.

With the defense playing well, the offense was looking for a spark. James Satterfield kicked a 41 yard field goal early in the second quarter to give Gallatin a 10-7 lead. After the Hunters Lane scores late in the second quarter and early in the third, Gallatin was still in search of a play or two that could get the momentum to change and excite the players and fans. With Gallatin trailing 20-10, Hunters Lane kicked off and junior Enriques Perry electrified the Gallatin sidelines and the whole stadium with a 47 yard return. That set the Green Wave up on the Warrior 37 yard line and pumped fresh life into the "G" factor.

Gallatin went on a 27 point scoring spree and held Hunters Lane scoreless the last 20 minutes. Senior Pierre Cloud scored two consecutive touchdowns to put Gallatin ahead. The defense held again and forced the Warriors to punt. The Wave iced the game with consecutve possessions which led to touchdowns. Senior Jake Wilson caught a 13 yard pass, and Senior Sanchez Holder scored on a 10 yard run.

Congratulations to the Gallatin seniors for running the table at home this year. Last night was their last regular season home game at the Waveyard. It was fitting that the seniors led the scoring onslaught in the second half. Next Friday the Wave travels to nearby Hendersonville to stake claim to at least a share of the Region title, and a playoff home game.


Different QB Leads Gallatin

October 10, 2008

Junior Enriquez Perry threw and ran for a touchdown, leading the Green Wave to a come from behind victory over visiting Overton by a score of 21-10. Junior starter Cody Matthews was injured early in the first quarter which thrust Perry into the QB role.

Gallatin trailed at halftime by a score of 10-7. Gallatin took the lead on a one yard touchdown run by Sanchez Holder, but it was all Overton the rest of the half.

Overton took a page out of the Gallatin playbook by using two drives to rack up 10 points and eat up most of the game clock in the first half. Their first drive went 75 yards resulting in a touchdown. After Perry's first series at QB and three and out, the Bobcats drove 46 yards in 11 plays to set up a feild goal just seconds before half.

The second half belonged to Gallatin and Perry. Gallatin's first possession of the second half yielded points when Perry found Matt McKoin in the endzone to make it 13-10. The defense stiffened and did its job the last two quarters to give the Green Wave an opportunity to milk the clock and ice the game on Perry's four yard touchdown run late in the fourth quarter.
The two point conversion to Jonathon Woodard made it Gallatin 21, Overton 10. This Friday night stakes are high as Gallatin fights for the Region crown when they take on undefeated Hunters Lane.




Wave Revenges Loss From Last Year

October 3, 2008

Cody Matthews and Sanchez Holder both rushed for over 100 yards each. The Green Wave scored 40 consecutive points as Gallatin cruised to their third straight region win over Antioch.

Gallatin rushed for over 400 yards, and Matthews threw for another 98 in the Green Wave 47-21 win. Gallatin will host Overton Friday night. Kick-off is set for 7:30.


Bulldogs Give Gallatin First Loss

September 26, 2008

Bulldog sophomore Jeremiah Bryson ran for two touchdowns and gained 137 yards in handing Gallatin their first loss of the year by a score of 17-6.

The Green Wave was held to 82 yards rushing. Gallatin's lone score was a Cody Matthews pass to DeJeay Woods that went 54 yards. Gallatin's record moves to four wins with one loss, but remains undefeated in region play. Gallatin travels to region foe Antioch next week for a 7:00 pm kickoff.


Wave Remains Unbeaten

September 20, 2008

The Greenwave remained undefeated on the season with a 38-7 victory over Glencliff . The first points of the game came with 3 minutes left in the 1st qt. , when James Satterfield connected on a 37 yard field goal . On the Colts next possession , Jonathon Woodard intercepted a 3rd down pass and bolted down the sideline 37 yards for a TD . Sam Johnson added the PAT for a 10-0 lead.

After the defense held the Colts early in the 2nd qt., Sanchez Holder ripped off a 24 yd gain , which set up a 43 yd. run by Cody Matthews . The extra point made it 17-0. Holder, who had 92 yards on just 7 carries, scored to make it 24-0. The half ended ,but not before a Clyde Payne 61 yard run . That set up Enriques Perry, filling in for Matthews, for a 16 yard TD and a 31-0 cushion.

The Wave came out of the intermission and drove down  the field on the arm of Matthews ( 4 of 7 for 73 yds.) Jonathon Woodard had two receptions for 56 yards and Jake Wilson caught a 13 yd. TD pass for the final score of the evening. Matt McKoin registerd two QB sacks and John Knight had 6 tackles, two of those for losses.

The win puts Gallatin 2-0 in the region standings, with this Friday's contest at 2 time defending state champion Smyrna, the last game before 5 straight region games.


Wave Rushes In

September 13, 2008

Gallatin defeated Mt. Juliet last night by a score of 33 to 10. It moves the Green Wave to 3-0 on the season, and 1-0 in Region 5-5A.

Gallatin was lead by the offense which accumulated over 300 yards on the ground and ate up valuable minutes on the clock. Senior Sanchez "Cheese" Holder scored three touchdowns on 20 attempts which totaled over 200 yards for the Green Wave. Cody Matthews also ran for over 100 yards and two touchdowns.

Blumenthal with a tackle


The Green Wave host Glencliff Friday night for Homecoming.



Woodard with a reception

Payne on a 60 yard kickoff return


Wave Rolls Early, Often

September 6, 2008

Gallatin defeated Hillwood last night by a score of 47-7. Unlike last week, the Green Wave started the scoring early in the game.

Gallatin's Junior QB Cody Matthews scored the first two touchdowns on runs of 38, and 19 yards, and racking up 90 yards rushing on just three carries.

Wilson with a block for Holder

Senior tailback Sanchez Holder also scored two touchdowns while leading the Wave in rushing with 158 yards on eight carries. The remaining points were scored by seniors Pierre Cloud, Tyler Reed and junior Enriques Perry.

The Green Wave host the Mt. Juliet Bears next Friday at the Wave Yard.



Perry with a long run

Wave Hosts Hilltoppers

September 5, 2008

The Green Wave open up region play tonight against Hillwood. Hillwood is led by former Vols player Mose Phillips. Catch all the action tonight beginning at 7:30.

Check out our weather link to keep you up to date on the Gallatin forecast.

Wave Wakes in 3rd Quarter

August 30, 2008

Gallatin went scoreless in the first 24 minutes, and then scored three touchdowns in the next 15 minutes to mount a comback for the Green Wave.

Cody Matthews scored the game winning touchdown with eight seconds to go to put the Wave ahead 33-30. Lebanon threw two incomplete passes to end the game and seal the win for Gallatin.

Gallatin started out very slow, trailing at halftime by a score of 17-0. In the third quarter it was all Gallatin. Cody Matthews and Pierre Cloud each scored on one yard runs, and Matt McKoin scored on an 8 yard pass with just a couple of minutes into the fourth quarter to put Gallatin ahead for the first time 20-17.

From that point until the end of the game each offense seem to have their way. Twenty-six more points were scored with less than 10 minutes left in the game. Lebanon's Robert Crudup had five catches for 228 yards and two touchdowns for the Blue Devils and Quarterback Matthew Maynard ran and threw for over 300 yards to keep Lebanon close.

Sanchez Holder and Cody Matthews scored the last two touchdowns for the Green Wave. Holder rushed for 129 yards on 19 carries, Cody Matthews was 9-18 for 180 yards, one touchdown and no interceptions, and Jonathon Woodard had four receptions for 55 yards. The Green Wave host Hillwood Friday at the Wave Yard.

White House Surprises Wave

August 22, 2008

White House defeated the Wave Friday night 7- 0. The jamboree was just a warmup for both teams as they get ready for the beginning of the season.

During the two quarters, the Wave had to overcome poor field position. The offense took posession twice inside their own ten yard line. The only offensive threat mounted by the Wave happened in the end of the second quarter when Clyde Payne fielded a punt and returned it to the White House 35. Gallatin moved the ball inside the 15, but was unable to score. The Wave, already trailing by seven, opted to go for the first down, but was held and turned the ball over on downs.

The Wave travels to Lebanon Friday for their opening game.

Wave Impressive at Beech

August 18, 2008

GHS was extremely impressive early scoring on its first two possessions of the first half . The defense kept Beech scoreless by producing three turnovers (two Dejay Woods ints and a fumble recovery).

Gallatin's first series was capped off by a Sanchez Holder run. Cody Matthews had pin point accuracy throwing the ball, which produced big gains to Jonathan Woodard and Jake Wilson.

After forcing Beech to punt , GHS again marched down the field by confusing the Bucs with misdirection, resulting in another Hoder score.

With the varsity playing only the first half, Gallatin produced some fine defensive perfomances by Devon Fields, Victor Harned, Dejay Woods, Matt McKoin, and William Baxter. The kicking duties were handled by Sam Johnson, with James Satterfield taking care of the punting chores. Clyde Payne really did a fine job fielding punts, although the kicking game was controlled.

The second half started as the first with Enriques Perry playing QB. He guided Gallatin's JV squad to a TD on the Bucs starting Defense, which saw William Baxter carry the ball over from the three. After the extra point was good, GHS led 21-0. Anthony Woodard played well at QB the final three series, which saw Devante Ray catch a big pass to continue a drive in the last few minutes.

Beech scored two TD's late in the contest to pull within one score , but the outcome was never in doubt.

Coach Lassiter noted the improvement in the team's execution , but also pointed out some wrinkles that need to be ironed out before next Friday . The Wave host White House, Friday at the Wave Yard.


Wave Competes at Vandy


This past weekend the Green Wave competed in their first passing tournament in over six years . Their final record over the two days was 4-5 , but each game was extremely close . Coach Lassiter was pleased with the level of effort , but noted that execution will have to improve . Overall , GHS , noticeably out of their comfort zone without a running game , represented themselves very well !

Here is a recap of each game.

Game 1 vs MBA B team - Won 24-14 .
Game 2 vs Har-Ber HS ( Spingdale , AR ) Lost 17-24
Game 3 vs Independence - Lost 21-28
Game 4 vs Greenbrier - Won 27 - 17
Game 5 vs Brentwood Academy -Lost 8-10
Game 6 vs Plainville North HS (Plainville,IL) Lost 14-17

Game 7 vs Lavergne -Won 28-22
Game 8 vs Ravenwood -Lost 17-24
Game 9 vs Memphis Whitehaven -Won 28-9

Highlights - Cody Matthews , Enriques Perry, and Anthony Woodard threw very well.
DeJay Woods , Jonathon Woodard , Clyde Payne , Jake Wilson , Ryan Hardison , and Sanchez Holder , Tre Tunstill , and Devonn Fields proved to be reliable targets .
Our centers made every shotgun snap without mistake ( Jordan Patrick and Stewart Thompson )
Our LB's showed much improvement in their pass coverage ( Tyler Reed , Richard Reese , Victor Harned ,Dominique Rickman , William Baxter , and Ethan Burns ).



Green & Gold Game Moved Up


The annual spring intrasquad scrimmage scheduled for today at the stadium has been moved up to a 4:30 start time rather than 6:00pm. The change was made so that other GHS faculty could participate in Senior Honors Night at the school.

Admission to the game is a white hand towel. The girls softball team will be selling concessions at the game. Please support the Green Wave with your attendance.


Steak Dinner and Auction

April 21, 2008

Green Wave Football will host its annual Steak Dinner and Auction on Saturday, April 26th. Dinner begins at 5:00pm. followed by the silent auction, and the regular auction. Proceeds from this event go toward funding this years football teams equipment, travel, and camp expenses. The parents and coaches have been making preparations for this years auction to be the best ever.

Gallatin Releases 2008 Schedule

April 2, 2008

The Gallatin Football Team has released their upcoming schedule for the 2008 season. The schedule does not include any different opponents, but does include dates for spring and fall football camp.

The fresham team also has their schedule complete. You can view the entire schedule for both teams at the Varsity and Freshman schedule links.


Gallatin Lift-A-Thon Standouts

March 19, 2008

The Green Wave held their annual Lift-A-Thon last evening. The event raises money for the 7,000 square foot weight room at Gallatin High School. The funds collected by the football team members are used to pay for the building and its equipment.

The night of the event is a showcase for the members of the football team and its staff. The players showed off their weight lifting accomplishments to a crowd of approximately 100 people at the Gallatin Sportscenter. This years big acheivers include:

Josh Reed-- Most Improved-- with an increase of 165 pounds

Price Walker--Most pounds lifted (1260), and a squat of 530

Corey Willoughby-- Highest Bench Press 315

Matt McCoin-- Highest Power Clean 265

Sanchez Holder-- Strongest Player Pound for Pound

Ryan Felts, Logan Slagle, and DeVonte Ray were the top fundraisers.

The High School, Coach Lassiter and the rest of the coaching staff would like to thank the community of Gallatin for their continued support.





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