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The Tennessean's top high school football games for Week 6


Here’s a look at The Tennessean’s top 10 high school football matchups for Week 6. Tennessean high school sports coordinator Tom Kreager is picking the winners this season.

Marshall County quarterback Bryce Wallace (left) and Stratford running back T.J. Carter (right)

Marshall County quarterback Bryce Wallace (left) and Stratford running back T.J. Carter (right)

GAME OF THE WEEK

Marshall County (5-0) at Stratford (5-0)

When: Friday, 7 p.m.

A pair of high-powered offenses will be on display for this matchup of unbeatens at Buster Boguskie Field. Marshall County is ranked 14th in the state in scoring (44.6 ppg), while Stratford has eclipsed the 50-point mark in three of its last four games.

The pick: Marshall Co. 42, Stratford 35

Wilson Central linebacker T.J. Minnifee (left) and Mt. Juliet quarterback Mason Earls (right).

Wilson Central linebacker T.J. Minnifee (left) and Mt. Juliet quarterback Mason Earls (right).

Mt. Juliet (3-2, 1-1 3-6A) at Wilson Central (5-0, 2-0)

When: Friday, 7 p.m.

Mt. Juliet has dominated the series, winning the past seven meetings against its rival. However, Wilson Central has dominated its opponents so far this season, averaging better than 38 points.

The pick: Wilson Central 21, Mt. Juliet 14

Gallatin running back Jordan Mason (left) and Station Camp wide receiver Jett Frost (right)

Gallatin running back Jordan Mason (left) and Station Camp wide receiver Jett Frost (right)

Gallatin (4-1, 2-0 6-5A) at Station Camp (3-2, 1-1)

When: Friday, 7 p.m.

Gallatin is off to a 4-1 start for the second straight season, but the Green Wave will be looking for a better finish this time around after dropping their final five regular-season games a year ago. Station Camp has taken two of the last three in this crosstown rivalry.

The pick: Gallatin 42, Station Camp 28

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Columbia Academy (3-0, 3-0 4-1A) at Fayetteville (4-1, 3-0)

When: Friday, 7 p.m.

Columbia Academy has won 17 consecutive games in league play and racked up nearly 300 yards a week ago in a 23-14 win over Summertown. Fayetteville can collect its best win of the season and gain control of 4-1A.

The pick: Columbia Academy 35, Fayetteville 14

Pearl-Cohn running back Jimmyrious Parker (2)

Pearl-Cohn running back Jimmyrious Parker (2)

Liberty (4-1) at Pearl-Cohn (4-1)

When: Friday, 7 p.m.

Both teams are capable of long postseason runs — Liberty in Class 3A and Pearl-Cohn in Class 4A. Liberty QB Corey Newble combined for 404 total yards and six total touchdowns in Friday’s win over Dyersburg. Pearl-Cohn ran just 30 offensive plays in last week’s win over Portland, resulting in 374 total yards.

The pick: Pearl-Cohn 27, Liberty 21

Waverly Central quarterback Gavin Stanfield (left) and Cheatham County running back Dylan Lassiter (right).

Waverly Central quarterback Gavin Stanfield (left) and Cheatham County running back Dylan Lassiter (right).

Cheatham County (4-1) at Waverly (4-1)

When: Friday, 7 p.m.

Waverly faces its second Region 6-3A team in three weeks with Fairview edging the Tigers 27-26 for their lone loss. Cheatham County has won three consecutive games, rolling to a 51-20 victory over Stewart County on Friday.

The pick: Waverly 42, Cheatham Co. 28

Lipscomb running back William Phillips (left) and Goodpasture running back Jermaine Mason (right).

Lipscomb running back William Phillips (left) and Goodpasture running back Jermaine Mason (right).

Lipscomb (2-1) at Goodpasture (4-1)

When: Friday, 7 p.m.

The running game should be the focal point in this matchup. Lipscomb’s William Phillips ran for a 128 yards and three touchdowns on just six carries in last week’s 55-34 win over Creek Wood. Goodpasture’s Jermaine Mason is coming off a 167-yard effort in a 48-30 win against Whites Creek.

The pick: Lipscomb Academy 21, Goodpasture 20

Hillsboro quarterback Tywan Goodner (left) and Cane Ridge running back Jordan Bell (right).

Hillsboro quarterback Tywan Goodner (left) and Cane Ridge running back Jordan Bell (right).

Cane Ridge (5-0, 2-0 6-5A) at Hillsboro (2-3, 1-1)

When: Friday, 7 p.m.

Cane Ridge’s fast-striking offense was slowed in last week’s 17-16 win at Beech. Hillsboro, coming off a 28-14 loss to Hendersonville, probably needs a win to remain in the hunt for a Region 6-5A title.

The pick: Cane Ridge 28, Hillsboro 21

Pope John Paul II running back Jamaal Thompson (left) and Nashville Christian running back Lelan Wilhoite (right)

Pope John Paul II running back Jamaal Thompson (left) and Nashville Christian running back Lelan Wilhoite (right)

Pope John Paul II (3-2) at Nashville Christian (4-1)

When: Friday, 7 p.m.

Nashville Christian and coach Jeff Brothers look to avenge its lone loss last season to the Knights — Brothers’ former school. Pope John Paul II can reach the four-win mark for just the second time in the last decade.

The pick: Nashville Christian 28, Pope John Paul II 21

Page coach Charles Rathbone (left) and BGA coach Roc Batten (right)

Page coach Charles Rathbone (left) and BGA coach Roc Batten (right)

Page (2-2) at Battle Ground Academy (4-1)

When: Friday, 7 p.m.

Scoring points has been an issue at times for Page, which is averaging just 17.5 points. It hasn’t for the Wildcats, who average 34.4, including 45 in a loss to University School of Jackson last week.

The pick: BGA 31, Page 27

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

The rest

CAK over DCA

Howard over Lancaster Christian

Huntland over Lookout Valley

Stewarts Creek over Antioch

Beech over Springfield

Blackman over Cookeville

Brentwood over Northeast

Centennial over West Creek

Oakland over Coffee Co.

Cornersville over Mt. Pleasant

Ensworth over CPA

Creek Wood over East Hickman

Davidson Academy over Concord Christian

Rossview over Dickson Co.

MBA over Father Ryan

Forrest over Cascade

Friendship Christian over FRA

Franklin Grace over Richland

Giles Co. over Kenwood

Greenbrier over Montgomery Central

Hendersonville over East Nashville

Fairview over Hickman Co.

Hunters Lane over Glencliff

Westmoreland over Jackson Co.

Gordonsville over Jo Byrns

Portland over Lebanon

Lewis Co. over Community

Lincoln Co. over Tullahoma

Lawrence Co. over Loretto

Macon Co. over DeKalb Co.

Maplewood over LaVergne

McEwen over East Robertson

Overton over McGavock

Trousdale Co. over Monterey

Mt. Juliet Christian over Ezell-Harding

MTCS over Pickett Co.

Northwest over Harpeth

Smyrna over Siegel

Fulton City, Ky. over Stewart Co.

Stone Memorial over Smith Co.

Summertown over Moore Co.

Upperman over Cannon Co.

Riverdale over Warren Co.

Watertown over Eagleville

White Co. over Cumberland Co.

Sycamore over White House

Hillwood over Whites Creek

Livingston Academy over York Institute

Collinwood over Zion Christian

Henry Co. over Clarksville

Last week: 54-12

Overall: 250-89 (.737)

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