Midstate football Top 10: Small schools

Midstate football Top 10: Small schools


Midstate football Top 10: Small schools


Video: Let’s talk high school football playoffs
The Tennessean’s Tom Kreager and Michael Murphy give initial impressions of the TSSAA high school football brackets.
Week 11: High school football postgame show
The Tennessean’s Tom Kreager and Michael Murphy break down what happened in Week 11.
Video: Ensworth rallies for 21-20 win over MBA
Tanner Antonutti makes TD catch with 25 seconds left to complete Ensworth’s rally from 17-7 third-quarter deficit to Montgomery Bell Academy
Hillsboro blasts Beech to secure playoff spot
Hillsboro secured a home game for next week’s Class 5A opening-round playoff game with Friday’s 35-12 win over Beech
Cane Ridge pulls away from Gallatin
Highlights of Cane Ridge’s 54-28 victory at Gallatin.
Oakland rolls past Smyrna
Highlights of Oakland’s 49-7 win over Smyrna Friday night.
Marshall County beats Page 51-0
Marshall County won the Region 4-4A title
Rossview surges in second half to earn playoff berth
Rossview High scored 24 points in the second half to beat Northeast 24-14 Friday and earn its second playoff berth in three years.
Creek Wood’s playoff hopes dashed
Highlights from Creek Wood’s game against Northwest, in which the Red Hawks lost 33-24.

A look at the top small school football teams in Middle Tennessee, as ranked by the USA Today Sports network. Small schools consist of teams from Class 1A, Class 2A, Class 3A and Division II-A.

Stratford's Terrell Carter takes the ball down the field during their game at Goodpasture Friday October 7, 2016.

Stratford’s Terrell Carter takes the ball down the field during their game at Goodpasture Friday October 7, 2016.

1. Stratford (10-0): Memphis commitment Terrell Carter’s role will expand in postseason with loss of quarterback Josh Trueheart to a knee injury. Last week: 1. This week: Friday vs. Cheatham County.

2. Fairview (10-0): Jake Beathard and Hunter Caldwell combined for more than 350 yards in last week’s rout of Harpeth. Last week: 2. This week: vs. East Nashville.

3. Waverly (9-1): The Tigers have given up 14 points or less throughout their six-game win streak. Last week: 3. This week: vs. McKenzie

4. Nashville Christian (8-2): The defending Class 1A state champions held Trousdale County to just 242 total yards en route to a 43-20 win and Region 5-1A title. Last week: 6. This week: vs. Collinwood.

5. Watertown (9-1): Seth Price threw for more than 300 yards in a 49-30 win over Westmoreland to give the Purple Tigers a second-place finish in Region 4-2A. Last week: 5. This week: vs. Boyd-Buchanan.

6. Wayne County (10-0): Preston Rice threw for 308 yards and four TDs in a 37-0 rout of Collinwood for the Wildcats’ second straight perfect regular season. Last week: 7. This week: vs. Middle Tennessee Christian.

7. Forrest (9-1): A chance at an undefeated regular season slipped away against Jackson County, but the Rockets still earned the top seed in Region 4-2A. Last week: 4. This week: vs. Tyner.

8. Goodpasture (8-2): The Cougars’ turnaround from back-to-back winless seasons now features a home playoff game. Last week: 8. This week: vs. Harpeth.

9. Christ Presbyterian Academy (4-6): The Lions ran for 342 yards in a 40-0 rout of Whites Creek. Last week: 10. This week: at Camden.

10. East Nashville (4-6): Five of the Eagles’ six losses have come to playoff teams with the only other defeat coming to Class 5A Hendersonville. Last week: N/R. This week: at Fairview.

Reach Tom Kreager at 615-259-8089 and on Twitter @Kreager.



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