The Tennessean Midstate Top 10

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The Eagles have amassed at least 550 yards in each of their last two games.

The Eagles have amassed at least 550 yards in each of their last two games.

A look at the top high school football teams in Middle Tennessee, as ranked by The Tennessean, through Week 9 of the regular season:

Franklin Road Academy is one game away from a perfect 10-0 regular season.

Franklin Road Academy is one game away from a perfect 10-0 regular season.

10. FRA (9-0) The Panthers faced their toughest test of the season, and despite committing three turnovers — including a pair of fourth-quarter fumbles — they still found a way to capture their ninth straight win, 31-28 over Davidson Academy. Last week: No. 10. This week: Bye.

Hendersonville coach Bruce Hatfield.

Hendersonville coach Bruce Hatfield.

9. Hendersonville (7-1) The Commandos have run for at least 250 yards in each of their seven wins, piling up 2,122 yards on the ground and 26 rushing touchdowns this season. Last week: No. 9. This week: Friday at Glencliff (2-6).

CPA quarterback Zack Weatherly

CPA quarterback Zack Weatherly

8. CPA (7-1) Dual-threat quarterback Zack Weatherly accounted for 270 yards and four total touchdowns in the Lions’ 49-13 victory over Region 5-3A foe Greenbrier — the school’s 23rd straight win against league competition, dating back to 2011. Last week: No. 8. This week: Friday vs. Goodpasture (0-8).

Ravenwood coach Will Hester.

Ravenwood coach Will Hester.

7. Ravenwood (7-1) The Raptors limited Region 3-6A foe Overton to just 189 yards in Thursday’s victory, coasting to a 38-7 win behind 24-unanswered second-half points. Last week: No. 7. This week: Friday at Wilson Central (4-4).

The Cougars are currently tied with Henry County atop the Region 7-5A standings.

The Cougars are currently tied with Henry County atop the Region 7-5A standings.

6. Centennial (7-1) The Cougars will hit the road to face a solid Rossview squad next week — a potential trap game prior to the squad’s Oct. 30 matchup with fellow Region 7-5A unbeaten Henry County. Last week: No. 6. This week: Friday at Rossview (6-2).

Blackman running back Taeler Dowdy (3).

Blackman running back Taeler Dowdy (3).

5. Blackman (6-2) Senior Taeler Dowdy took care of business on Friday, tallying 281 yards and three rushing touchdowns in the Blaze’s 55-30 triumph over winless Siegel. Last week: No. 5. This week: Friday vs. Coffee County (3-5).

Independence coach Scott Blade.

Independence coach Scott Blade.

4. Independence (8-0)  The Eagles moved one step closer to a perfect 10-0 regular season with Friday’s 49-16 triumph over Columbia — their seventh victory by 20 points or more this year. Last week: No. 4. This week: Friday vs. Franklin County (3-5).

MBA coach Marty Euverard

MBA coach Marty Euverard

3. MBA (7-1) The Big Red received a much-needed bye after being dealt their most lopsided loss since 2014 — a 48-14 loss at the hands of top-ranked and seemingly unstoppable Brentwood Academy. Last week: No. 3. This week: Friday at Baylor (7-1).

The Patriots are coming off their seventh straight win.

The Patriots are coming off their seventh straight win.

2. Oakland (7-1) Junior Lazarius Patterson ran for a career-high 243 yards and three touchdowns in the Patriots’ 43-14 win over Riverdale — the squad’s seventh straight. Last week: No. 2. This week: Friday at Cookeville (6-2).

The Eagles have amassed at least 550 yards in each of their last two games.

The Eagles have amassed at least 550 yards in each of their last two games.

1. Brentwood Academy (7-1)— The Eagles notched their second consecutive 550-yard performance on Friday, a 45-7 rout of region foe Father Ryan. Last week: No. 1. This week: Friday vs. University Christian, Fla. (6-1).

Reach Michael Murphy at 615-259-8262 and on Twitter @Murph_TNsports

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