The Brentwood Academy Eagles and the Montgomery Bell Academy Big Red are set to continue their rivalry on August 31st at 7:00 P.M. There is no shortage of tradition between the teams, having combined for 18 TSSAA state championships. The annual rumble dates back to 1995, when the two first met in the 5A Playoffs when Brentwood won 35-10. The Big Red leads the all-time series record 14-9, but the Eagles have won 3 of the last 4. Upwards of 6,000 fans are expected to come out to Brentwood’s Carlton Platt Field and witness Tennessee high school football at its best.


Max Staver
Brentwood Academy


Blake Andrews

Brentwood Academy

Blake is a 4-year member of the Brentwood Academy football team. He is also a member of the Brentwood State Championship track team. He serves as a mentor to a middle school student through the Brentwood Academy Big Brother program. He is a member of the Fellowship of Christian Athletes. Blake’s success academically has placed him in the National Honor Scoiety and his worke experience at Peace of Mind Pet Care has him planning on pursuing a career as a Veterinarian.
Andrew Eintsman

Montgomery Bell Academy

Andrew is a 3-year letter winner in football and basketball. He is a two-time Gold Medalist on the National Latin and Spanish Exams and is a memeber of the Spanish Honor Society. He plans to attend college and his choices include North Carolina, Virginia and Tennessee.


Benji Walker

Brentwood Academy

Benji was a 2-year stater/captain that led Brentwood Academy to an undefeated regular season in 1998 which included a 21-13 victory over Montgomery Bell and was awarded the Mr. Football trophy for Division II as a quarterback/defensive back. he signed a scholarship with Vanderbilt University where he was a 4-year letterman quarterback and completed both his undergraduate degree in economics and Masters in Business Administration. He currently lives in Nashville working in the financial services industry for UBS Private Wealth Management.
Blake Sloan

Montgomery Bell Academy

Blake played in the 1997 nationally ranked Brentwood Academy Eagles when they came to Montgomery Bell riding a 34 game winning streak. With the score tied at 6-6 with under 4 minutes left, Montgomery Bell quarterback Blake Sloan scored a 33-yard touchdown run to seal the game and give the Big Red their first ever win over Brentwood Academy. Blake would go on to lead the Big Red to a runner-up finish in the TSSAA Championship Game.


Brentwood Academy proved to be the better team as they kept up the pace through the fourth quarter. The game ended with the score at 24-6 and Brentwood Academy taking home The Great American Rivalry Series Championship Trophy. Top cornerback recruit Jalen Ramsey finished with over 100 yards receiving on just 2 catches and a touchdown. The game's MVP went to #5 Max Staver from Brentwood who threw for 281 yards and a touchdown while rushing for 30 yards on 6 attempts with 2 more touchdowns.