BRENTWOOD, Tenn.-The much-anticipated match-up between Tennessee four star line commit Jacques McClendon from Chattanooga (Tenn.) Baylor and three star lineman Mike Berry (Brentwood Academy) resulted in Brentwood Academy claiming a 28-7 win against the Red Raiders on Friday night.
Berry and McClendon went head-to-head only periodically as the Brentwood coaching staff chose to run away from the 6-foot-6, 300-pounder.
"Yeah, Mike got the best of me on a few (plays), but then I figured out what I had to do. I had to stay low and get my hands on him; it was a great match," McClendon said after the game.
McClendon, however, still managed to rack up tackles by consistently scraping down the line of scrimmage in pursuit of the ball carrier.
The 6-foot-4, 300-pound Berry paved the way for a Tremayne Townsend touchdown late. Townsend, who has no offers but has been getting attention from South Carolina and Memphis, also had a spectacular one-handed interception.
Berry has offers from Auburn, Kentucky, Mississippi State and Vanderbilt and is the state of Tennessee's No. 12 overall prospect and the No. 34 offensive guard prospect in the nation.
McClendon, who rates as the No. 68 overall prospect in the nation, is the No. 2 overall prospect in Tennessee and ranks sixth nationally at offensive guard.