Midstate football Top 10: Large schools

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Midstate football Top 10: Large schools

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A look at the top large high school football teams in Middle Tennessee, as ranked by the USA Today Sports network. Large schools consist of teams from Class 4A, Class 5A, Class 6A and Division II-AA.

Independence quarterback Brandon Hines (4) throws against Gallatin during the first of an high school football playoff game on Friday, Nov. 4, 2016, in Thompson's Station, Tenn.

Independence quarterback Brandon Hines (4) throws against Gallatin during the first of an high school football playoff game on Friday, Nov. 4, 2016, in Thompson’s Station, Tenn.

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1. Oakland (11-0) — The Patriots outgained William Blount 464-113 in their 63-0 opening-round win. Last week: No. 1. This week: Friday vs. Science Hill.

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2. Independence (11-0) — Eagles quarterback Brandon Hines threw for 267 yards and a pair of touchdown passes in his first playoff start — a 35-0 triumph over Gallatin. Last week: No. 2. This week: Friday vs. Hillsboro. 

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3. MBA (8-2) — Mr. Football semifinalist Ty Chandler and the Big Red will begin their quest for their second Division II-AA title in three seasons Friday against visiting Christian Brothers. Last week: No. 3. This week: Friday vs. Christian Brothers. 

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4. Brentwood Academy (7-2) — The defending Division II-AA state champion Eagles face off against McCallie for the second time in three weeks in Friday’s quarterfinal. Last week: No. 4. This week: Friday vs. McCallie. 

5. Cane Ridge (11-0) — The Ravens relied on a huge second-half rally to secure their first playoff win in school history — 35-21 over Summit. Last week: No. 5. Next week: Friday vs. Beech. 

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6. Pearl-Cohn (10-1) — The Firebirds limited Mr. Football semifinalist Antwuan Branch to just 83 yards rushing in their 70-0 opening-round rout over Kenwood. Last week: No. 6. This week: Friday vs. Macon County. 

7. Centennial (10-1) — The Cougars, coming off a 35-12 win over Bolton, square off with Henry County for the second time in three weeks on Friday. Last week: No. 7. This week: Friday vs. Henry County. 

8. Mt. Juliet (9-2) — The Golden Bears have a chance to avenge one of their two regular-season losses when they host Region 3-6A rival Ravenwood on Friday Last week: No. 8. This week: Friday vs. Ravenwood. 

9. Ensworth (7-3) — The Tigers, who concluded the regular season with wins over McCallie, Father Ryan and MBA, travel to Eads to play Briarcrest Christian for their postseason opener on Friday. Last week: No. 9. This week: Friday at Briarcrest Christian. 

10. Blackman (7-3) — Master Teague ran for 325 yards and three touchdowns in the Blaze’s 41-12 opening-round win over Jefferson County. Last week: No. 10. This week: Friday vs. Bradley Central. 

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