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The Tennessean's top high school football games for Week 5

Associated Press high school football rankings

Associated Press high school football rankings

Here’s a look at The Tennessean’s top 10 high school football matchups for Week 5. Tennessean high school sports coordinator Tom Kreager is picking the winners this season.

Baylor defensive back Brendon Harris (left) and Brentwood Academy quarterback Jeremiah Oatsvall (right)

Baylor defensive back Brendon Harris (left) and Brentwood Academy quarterback Jeremiah Oatsvall (right)

GAME OF THE WEEK

Baylor (4-0, 1-0 in DII-AA E/M) at Brentwood Academy (3-1, 1-0)

When: Friday, 7 p.m.

Baylor, ranked No. 1 in Division II, is 4-0 for the second year in a row after securing impressive wins over Rhea County and Ensworth, but the Red Raiders have lost six straight to Brentwood Academy, including a 24-7 state semifinal defeat last November. The defending champion Eagles, led by Austin Peay commitment Jeremiah Oatsvall, have outscored their previous two opponents 106-32.

The pick: Brentwood Academy 28, Baylor 24

McCallie running back Rico Dozier (left) and MBA running back Ty Chandler (right)

McCallie running back Rico Dozier (left) and MBA running back Ty Chandler (right)

McCallie (3-1, 1-0 in DII-AA E/M) at MBA (3-1, 0-0)

When: Friday, 7 p.m.

Tennessee commitment Ty Chandler had a relatively light load in recent weeks, but expect that to change when McCallie visits the Big Red. Chandler, who has churned out 566 yards and 13 touchdowns in four games, scored on three of his five carries in last week’s 45-0 rout of Hamilton. The Blue Tornado, which suffered a 38-10 quarterfinal loss at MBA a season ago, is on a three-game winning streak.

The pick: MBA 21, McCallie 20

Independence running back Troy Henderson (21).

Independence running back Troy Henderson (21).

Independence (4-0, 1-0 in 5-5A) at Summit (3-1, 1-0)

When: Friday, 7 p.m.

Summit’s offense has been impressive, scoring a combined 115 points in wins over Shelbyville and Lebanon, but the Spartans, led by running back Tai Carter, will face a much tougher test Friday. Defending Class 5A champion Independence has limited its last two opponents to seven points each, and the Eagles forced seven turnovers in last week’s 21-7 win over Smyrna.

The pick: Independence 35, Summit 14

Franklin linebacker Matthew Burns (left) and Ravenwood wide receiver John Rall (right).

Franklin linebacker Matthew Burns (left) and Ravenwood wide receiver John Rall (right).

Franklin (3-1, 1-0 in 3-6A) at Ravenwood (2-2, 1-0) 

When: Friday, 7 p.m.

Franklin is looking for its first win against Ravenwood since 2011. The Rebels have been playing lights out defense, especially against the run, surrendering just 57.2 yards rushing per game. The defending Class 6A champion Raptors, who are coming off a 21-14 setback to Centennial, haven’t suffered back-to-back losses since 2012.

The pick: Franklin 27, Ravenwood 17

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Oakland running back Lazarius Patterson (left) and Blackman running back Master Teague (right).

Oakland running back Lazarius Patterson (left) and Blackman running back Master Teague (right).

Oakland (3-0, 1-0 in 2-6A) at Blackman (1-2, 1-0)

When: Friday, 7 p.m.

Oakland, which is ranked second in Class 6A, has surpassed the 40-point mark in each of its first three wins. The Patriots’ defense has impressed as well, limiting opponents to a combined 20 points. Blackman, which scored a season-high 29 points in last Friday’s loss to Shades Valley (Ala.), is looking to avoid its first 1-3 start since 2006.

The pick: Oakland 28, Blackman 10

Hillsboro wide receiver JaVonta Payton (left) and Hendersonville running back Anthony Hughes (right)

Hillsboro wide receiver JaVonta Payton (left) and Hendersonville running back Anthony Hughes (right)

Hillsboro (2-2, 1-0 in 6-5A) at Hendersonville (2-2, 0-2)

When: Friday, 7 p.m.

Hillsboro won its second consecutive game by limiting Riverdale to 238 yards last Friday. The Commandos fell victim to consecutive fourth-quarter comebacks by regional foes Cane Ridge and Beech, resulting in a pair of one-point defeats.

The pick: Hendersonville 35, Hillsboro 28

Beech running back Chaz Williamson (left) and Cane Ridge running back Jonathan Bell (right)

Beech running back Chaz Williamson (left) and Cane Ridge running back Jonathan Bell (right)

Cane Ridge (4-0, 1-0 in 6-5A) at Beech (3-1, 2-0)

When: Friday, 7 p.m.

Cane Ridge can take early control of Region 6-5A with a fifth consecutive win. The Buccaneers scored the final 14 points to rally past rival Hendersonville last Friday.

The pick: Cane Ridge 27, Beech 21

Giles County coach David O'Connor (left) and Marshall County coach Thomas Osteen (right)

Giles County coach David O’Connor (left) and Marshall County coach Thomas Osteen (right)

Giles Co. (3-1, 1-0 in 4-4A) at Marshall Co. (4-0, 1-0)

When: Friday, 7 p.m.

Junior quarterback John Bachus has passed for 946 yards and seven touchdowns this season and has helped Giles County win back-to-back games. Sophomore quarterback Bryce Wallace passed for 301 yards and four touchdowns as the Tigers piled up 484 yards last Friday, their third blowout win.

The pick: Marshall County 35, Giles County 28

White House Heritage running back Chris Rippy (left) and Stratford running back T.J. Carter (right).

White House Heritage running back Chris Rippy (left) and Stratford running back T.J. Carter (right).

Stratford (4-0, 1-0 in 5-3A) at White House Heritage (3-1, 0-1)

When: Friday, 7 p.m.

Stratford erupted for 360 yards rushing in a 55-0 win over Ezell-Harding last week. The Patriots are playing the fifth of six consecutive home games and will be looking to even their region record.

The pick: Stratford 19, White House Heritage 14


Columbia Academy (2-0, 2-0 in 4-1A) at Summertown (4-0, 2-0)

When: Friday, 7 p.m.

Columbia Academy picked up the program’s 16th consecutive district/region victory with a rout of Mt. Pleasant last week. Behind senior quarterback Riley Chapman and senior running back Chase Mote, Summertown is averaging 42 points per game.

The pick: Columbia Academy 42, Summertown 28

The rest

Nashville Overton over Antioch

Centennial over Clarksville Northeast

Hillwood over Clarksville Northwest

MTCS over Clay County

Collinwood over Houston County

Forrest over Community

Cookeville over Siegel

DCA over King’s Academy

Brentwood over Dickson County

Cascade over Eagleville

Sycamore over East Hickman

Ensworth over Pope John Paul II

Ezell-Harding over Zion Christian

Father Ryan over ECS

FRA over Mt. Juliet Christian

Lincoln Co. over Franklin County

Knoxville Webb over Friendship Christian

Gallatin over Glencliff

Trousdale Co. over Gordonsville

East Nashville over Greenbrier

Camden over Harpeth

Station Camp over Hunters Lane

Huntland over Mt. Pleasant

Watertown over Jackson County

Kenwood over Montgomery Central

Page over Lawrence County

Lipscomb Academy over Creek Wood

Maplewood over Macon County

Clarksville Academy over McEwen

Franklin Grace over Moore County

Mt. Juliet over Lebanon

Nashville Christian over Jo Byrns

Huntingdon over Perry County

Pearl-Cohn over Portland

Monterey over Red Boiling Springs

Fayetteville over Richland

Riverdale over Coffee County

Clarksville over Rossview

Shelbyville over LaVergne

DeKalb County over Smith County

Springfield over White House

Cheatham County over Stewart County

Stewarts Creek over Columbia

Stone Memorial over Livingston Academy

Spring Hill over Tullahoma

Smyrna over Warren County

Waverly over Hickman County

Wayne County over Hollow Rock-Bruceton

Henry County over West Creek

Westmoreland over East Robertson

Goodpasture over Whites Creek

Wilson Central over McGavock

Cannon County over York Institute

Riverside over Loretto

Lewis County over Scotts Hill

BGA over USJ

Last week: 47-21

Season: 196-77 (.718)

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

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