The Tennessean Midstate Top 10

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1. Blackman (7-0)

Blackman got a week off to prepare for the playoff streatch and enter Week 8 unbeaten. The Blaze have rolled through the toughest part of 7-AAA. Next: Friday vs. Smyrna

2. Oakland (6-1)

The only District 7-AAA team that played last week, Oakland took care of business with a 17-10 win over DII-AA power Baylor. Last week: 2. Next: Friday vs. La Vergne.

3. Brentwood Acad. (7-1)

The Eagles flexed their muscles and made a statement with a 59-24 win over previously unbeaten McCallie Friday night Another tough trip to Chattanooga looms. Last week: 6. Next: Friday at Baylor.

4. Ensworth (7-1)

Ensworth ventured out of DII and was impressive in a blowout victory over defending 4A runner-up Giles County Friday night.. Last week: 3. Next: Friday at Giles County.

5. Hillsboro (7-0)

Hillsboro is primed for a 10-0 regular season with three winnable games on the horizon. Last week: 5. Next: Friday at Franklin County.

6. CPA (8-0)

CPA cruised through a 41-0 victory over Whites Creek Friday, doing all its damange in just one half before the game was called because of weather. This week’s matchup will be for a district title. Last week: 7. Next: Friday at Marshall County.

7. Ravenwood (7-0)

Ravenwood followed up a huge shutout win over Centennial with a 34-0 triumph over Dickson Co. This week’s matchup will settle the 11-AAA title. Last week: 7. Next: Friday vs. Franklin.

8. MBA (6-2)

MBA battled the weather and bounced back for a 21-17 win over rival Father Ryan Friday. Last week: 8. Next: Bye.

9. Pearl-Cohn (6-1)

It took a bye week to slow down Pearl-Cohn’s potent offense last week. Friday’s battle vs. East Nashville should be one of the games of the year. Last week: 9. Next: Friday at East Nashville.

10. Riverdale (6-1)

The Warriors will finish up the season with three 7-AAA contests, including the Battle of the ‘Boro in two weeks vs. Oakland. Last week: 10. Next: Friday at Cane Ridge.

— Cecil Joyce

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.

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.

Pearl-Cohn running back Rontavius Groves (5) is pulled down by a MBA defender during their game this season. The Firebirds have just one loss.

Pearl-Cohn running back Rontavius Groves (5) is pulled down by a MBA defender during their game this season. The Firebirds have just one loss.

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.

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.

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.

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