Blaze fall, but not out of top spot

Blaze fall, but not out of top spot

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Blaze fall, but not out of top spot

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1. Blackman (9-1)

If there’s such a thing as a good loss, Blackman suffered it at Alabama power Hoover Friday night. Last week: 1. Next: Friday vs. Cane Ridge.

2. Oakland (9-1)

Oakland blew out Stewarts Creek and gets a rematch in the 6A playoffs this week. Last week: 2. Next: Friday vs. Mt. Juliet.

3. Ensworth (9-1)

Ensworth locked up the DII-AA East/Middle title and a bye in the playoffs as it seeks a fifth straight state title. Last week: 4. Next: Bye in DII-AA playoffs.

4. Brentwood Acad. (8-2)

Dropped a tough decision to rival Ensworth in the regular-season finale, but will still get a first-round playoff bye. Last week: 3. Next: Bye in DII-AA playoffs.

5. Hillsboro (10-0)

Hillsboro downed Hunters Lane to secure a perfect regular season and a No. 1 seed in the 5A playoffs. Last week: 5. Next: Friday vs. Kenwood.

6. CPA (10-0)

The Lions had no problems with Cascade last week and will take their high-octane offense into the 3A playoffs. Last week: 6. Next: Friday vs. Harpeth.

7. Ravenwood (10-0)

Ravenwood secured a 10-0 regular season and No. 1 seed in the tough 6A playoffs. Last week: 7. Next: Friday vs. Station Camp.

8. MBA (8-2)

MBA captured the No. 2 seed in DII-AA East/Middle with a blowout win at McCallie and finished the regular season with 396 points. Last week: 8. Next: Bye in DII-AA playoffs.

9. Riverdale (8-2)

Riverdale’s reward for upending Smyrna last week? A rematch with the Bulldogs in the 6A playoffs. Last week: 9. Next: Friday vs. Smyrna.

10. Nashville Christian (10-0)

Coach Jeff Brothers’ team won its second huge contest, blowing out Clarksville Academy last week. Last week: 10. Next: Bye in 1A playoffs.

— Cecil Joyce

Blackman running back Charlie Davidson, left, and quarterback Jauan Jennings have had plenty to celebrate this season. The Blaze are No. 1 in The Tennessean’s Midstate Top 10.

Blackman running back Charlie Davidson, left, and quarterback Jauan Jennings have had plenty to celebrate this season. The Blaze are No. 1 in The Tennessean’s Midstate Top 10.

Hillsboro back and University of Tennessee commit Vincent Perry (13) has helped the Burros to an unbeaten mark thus far.

Hillsboro back and University of Tennessee commit Vincent Perry (13) has helped the Burros to an unbeaten mark thus far.

Quarterback P.J. Settles (5) and running back Darius Morehead (3) have helped Ensworth to a 6-1 start to the season.

Quarterback P.J. Settles (5) and running back Darius Morehead (3) have helped Ensworth to a 6-1 start to the season.

CPA quarterback Jay Hockaday (12) runs for a touchdown against Giles County earlier in the season. The Lions are unbeaten heading into Friday’s matchup against Marshall County.

CPA quarterback Jay Hockaday (12) runs for a touchdown against Giles County earlier in the season. The Lions are unbeaten heading into Friday’s matchup against Marshall County.

MBA offensive lineman Joseph Scowden congratulates running back Ty Chandler after a touchdown vs. rival Father Ryan Friday.

MBA offensive lineman Joseph Scowden congratulates running back Ty Chandler after a touchdown vs. rival Father Ryan Friday.

Brentwood Academy moved up in this week’s Midstate Top 10 with a blowout win over previously unbeaten McCallie Friday.

Brentwood Academy moved up in this week’s Midstate Top 10 with a blowout win over previously unbeaten McCallie Friday.

Riverdale and running back Austin Bryant have lost just once this season - to Blackman.

Riverdale and running back Austin Bryant have lost just once this season – to Blackman.

Ravenwood wide receiver Austin Burt (3) and quarterback Cole Brown (12) celebrate after beating Centennial 24-0 two weeks ago.

Ravenwood wide receiver Austin Burt (3) and quarterback Cole Brown (12) celebrate after beating Centennial 24-0 two weeks ago.

Josh Cunningham has been a huge part of the Oakland offense this season. The Patriots are No. 2 in The Tennessean’s Midstate Top 10.

Josh Cunningham has been a huge part of the Oakland offense this season. The Patriots are No. 2 in The Tennessean’s Midstate Top 10.

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