Trent Dilfer wins Tennessee high school football championship in battle of former NFL quarterbacks

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In a battle of former NFL quarterbacks, turned Tennessee high school football coaches, Trent Dilfer and Lipscomb Academy beat Ingle Martin and Christ Presbyterian Academy (CPA) 27-0 for the Tennessee Division II-AA state championship.

Dilfer, who won a Super Bowl ring as the starting quarterback for the Baltimore Ravens in Super Bowl XXXV, took over the Lipscomb program three years ago. The year prior to his arrival, the Mustangs were 2-9.

Thursday’s game at was the second straight year that the former NFL signal callers met for the state title. CPA won last year’s game 35-28.

Both teams entered the game ranked in the High School Football America national rankings powered by NFL Play Football. Lipscomb was ranked No. 80. CPA was No. 112 in the nation.

During the regular season, Lipscomb beat CPA 38-0 on October 22.

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Lipscomb Academy finishes 2021 with a 13-1 mark. The Mustangs only loss was to No. 9 and defending Division I-6A champ Oakland. CPA ends with an 11-3 record with two losses against Lipscomb and a loss to Oakland.

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