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The Tennessean's top high school football games for Week 10

With the high school football postseason drawing near, here’s a look at The Tennessean’s top 10 matchups for Week 10 of the regular season. Tennessean high school sports coordinator Tom Kreager is picking the winners this season.

Franklin defensive lineman Barrett Brown (left) and Mt. Juliet quarterback Mason Earls (right)

Franklin defensive lineman Barrett Brown (left) and Mt. Juliet quarterback Mason Earls (right)

GAME OF THE WEEK

Franklin (7-1, 5-0 3-6A) at Mt. Juliet (6-2, 4-1)

When: Friday, 7 p.m.

Franklin can secure the Region 3-6A title with the win, while Mt. Juliet could take a huge step en route to the same goal. Both teams are riding extensive winning streaks, with Franklin winning seven in a row and Mt. Juliet reeling off five consecutive victories.

The pick: Franklin 24, Mt. Juliet 21

Gallatin running back Jordan Mason (left) and Hillsboro wide receiver JaVonta Payton (right)

Gallatin running back Jordan Mason (left) and Hillsboro wide receiver JaVonta Payton (right)

Gallatin (6-2, 4-1 6-5A) at Hillsboro (4-4, 3-2) 

When: Friday, 7 p.m.

Gallatin, fresh off of last week’s bye, looks remain in the hunt for a Region 6-5A title, while Hillsboro, which has outscored its previous two opponents 104-0, probably needs a win to keep its postseason hopes alive. Gallatin’s Jordan Mason leads the Midstate in rushing with 1,920 yards.

The pick: Gallatin 28, Hillsboro 20

CPA wide receiver Andrew Howard (left) and Goodpasture wide receiver Tanner Armstead.

CPA wide receiver Andrew Howard (left) and Goodpasture wide receiver Tanner Armstead.

CPA (3-5, 3-1 5-3A) at Goodpasture (6-2, 3-1)

When: Friday, 7 p.m.

The winner will claim second place in Region 5-3A and earn a home playoff game in the first round. CPA and Goodpasture are coming off comfortable victories over region foes Greenbrier and East Nashville, respectively.

The pick: Goodpasture 21, CPA 20

Rossview running back Fred Orr (left) and Centennial running back Zyon Lee.

Rossview running back Fred Orr (left) and Centennial running back Zyon Lee.

Rossview (4-4, 4-1 7-5A) at Centennial (7-1, 5-0)

When: Friday, 7 p.m.

Centennial, which rushed for nearly 400 yards in last week’s 27-17 win over Brentwood, has one more hurdle to clear before a Week 11 showdown with Henry County for the Region 7-5A title. Rossview, which is third in 7-5A, is coming off its second 40-point performance of the season.

The pick: Centennial 35, Rossview 21

Brentwood coach Ron Crawford

Brentwood coach Ron Crawford

Henry Co. (5-2, 5-0 7-5A) at Brentwood (4-4, 3-2)

When: Friday, 7 p.m.

Led by quarterback Savon Stewart’s 236-yard, five-touchdown performance, Henry County scored a season-high 62 points in last week’s win over Dickson County. A win for Brentwood would go a long way in securing a second straight playoff berth under coach Ron Crawford.

The pick: Henry Co. 35, Brentwood 21

Smyrna quarterback John Turner (left) and Riverdale running back Michael Scruggs.

Smyrna quarterback John Turner (left) and Riverdale running back Michael Scruggs.

Riverdale (4-4, 3-2 3-6A) at Smyrna (6-2, 4-1) 

When: Friday, 7 p.m.

Smyrna quarterback John Turner has thrown for more than 2,000 yards and 24 touchdowns with just five interceptions for the Bulldogs, who have eclipsed the 40-point mark in each of their wins. Riverdale has scored just 23 points in its previous two games combined.

The pick: Smyrna 35, Riverdale 24

Ravenwod wide receiver Anthony Holmes (left) and Wilson Central running back Tyler Bowes (right)

Ravenwod wide receiver Anthony Holmes (left) and Wilson Central running back Tyler Bowes (right)

Ravenwood (4-4, 3-2 3-6A) at Wilson Central (6-2, 3-2)

When: Friday, 7 p.m.

Ravenwood could still move into one of the top two spots in Region 3-6A by winning its final two games, while Wilson Central is looking to regain momentum after losing two of its last three games, with both setbacks coming by seven-point margins.

The pick: Wilson Central 27, Ravenwood 17

Wayne County quarterback Preston Rice

Wayne County quarterback Preston Rice

Wayne County (8-0, 5-0 6-1A) at Huntingdon (6-1, 5-0)

When: Friday, 7 p.m.

Huntingdon is averaging 51.9 points, while Wayne County’s offense averages 49.9. The winner will be the top seed from Region 6-1A in the playoffs.

The pick: Wayne County 49, Huntington 42

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Fairview running back Jake Beathard

Fairview running back Jake Beathard

Fairview (8-0, 4-0 6-3A) at Camden (5-2, 3-1)

When: Friday, 7 p.m.

The winner has the inside track toward claiming the Region 6-3A championship, though Fairview still must face a one-loss Harpeth squad to conclude the regular season. Camden gave Fairview its lone region loss last season to claim the region title.

The pick: Fairview 27, Camden 20

Stewarts Creek running back Ke'Shawn Walker.

Stewarts Creek running back Ke’Shawn Walker.

Summit (6-2, 4-1 5-5A) at Stewarts Creek (4-4, 3-2)

When: Friday, 7 p.m.

Summit, which has clinched its first playoff appearance, can solidify a second-place finish in Region 5-5A with a win. Stewarts Creek needs to win one of its final two games to secure its first postseason berth.

The pick: Summit 42, Stewarts Creek 35

The rest

McGavock over Antioch

Beech over Hunters Lane

Cane Ridge over Station Camp

Westmoreland over Cascade

Harpeth over Cheatham Co.

Clarksville Academy over Perry Co.

Blackman over Coffee Co.

McEwen over Collinwood

Columbia Academy over Whitwell

Kenwood over Creek Wood

Stone Memorial over Cumberland Co.

DCA over Davidson Academy

Upperman over DeKalb Co.

Clarksville over Dickson Co.

Forrest over Eagleville

East Nashville over White House Heritage

Jackson Co. over East Robertson

Ezell-Harding over Concord Christian

Ensworth over Father Ryan

Fayetteville over Cornersville

Independence over Franklin Co.

Portland over Friendship Christian

Hendersonville over Glencliff

Hillwood over Hickman Co.

Hollow Rock-Bruceton over Houston Co.

Huntland over Franklin Grace

La Vergne over Lincoln Co.

Lewis Co. over Lawrence Co.

Overton over Lebanon

Lipscomb Academy over Spring Hill

Hixson over Livingston Academy

Macon Co. over Meade County, Ky.

Marshall Co. over Maplewood

MBA over Baylor

Monterey over Clay Co.

Northeast over West Creek

Northwest over Montgomery Central

Richland over Moore Co.

Summertown over Mt. Pleasant

Nashville Christian over MTCS

Oakland over Cookeville

Page over White House

Pearl-Cohn over Tullahoma

Gordonsville over Pickett Co.

McCallie over Pope John Paul II

Shelbyville over Columbia

Siegel over Warren Co.

Smith Co. over York Institute

Stratford over Whites Creek

Sycamore over Stewart Co.

Trousdale Co. over Red Boiling Springs

Watertown over Community

Mt. Juliet Christian over Zion Christian

Harding Academy over Lancaster Christian, TN

Last week: 39-11

Season: 433-130 (.769)

Reach Michael Murphy at 615-269-8262 and on Twitter @Murph_TNsports . Reach Craig Harris at 615-259-8238 and on Twitter @CHTennessean

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