Midstate football Top 10: Small schools

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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.

Fairview running back #4 Jake Beathard breaks through a tackle to run for his first of three touchdowns in the win over Waverly September 9, 2016.

Fairview running back #4 Jake Beathard breaks through a tackle to run for his first of three touchdowns in the win over Waverly September 9, 2016.

1. Stratford (11-0): The Spartans’ defense have allowed seven points or less in seven games this season. Last week: 1. This week: Friday vs. CPA.

2. Fairview (11-0): Josh Ortiz’s three touchdowns led Fairview to a 48-24 win over East Nashville and the Yellow Jackets’ first playoff win since 2013. Last week: 2. This week: Friday vs. Goodpasture.

3. Waverly (10-1): The Tigers’ 42-27 playoff win over McKenzie was their seventh this season where they scored 40 points or more. Last week: 3. This week: vs. Riverside.

4. Nashville Christian (9-2): Lelan Willhoite had three total touchdowns in a 42-3 rout of Collinwood. Last week: 4. This week: vs. Huntingdon.

5. Watertown (10-1): Quarterback Seth Price and lineman Rusty Staats were both named Class 2A Mr. Football semifinalists for the Purple Tigers. Last week: 5. This week: at Marion County.

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6. Wayne Co. (11-0): Quarterback Preston Rice accounted for six touchdowns in the Wildcats 45-7 rout of MTCS. Last week: 6. This week: vs. Gordonsville.

7. Forrest (10-1): The Rockets stayed on the ground in last week’s 21-14 win over Chattanooga Tyner, running it 55 times for 177 yards. Last week: 7. This week: vs. Meigs County.

8. Goopasture (9-2): Jermaine Mason had 15 touches for 263 total yards in the Cougars’ first playoff win since 2013. Last week: 8. This week: at Fairview.

9. CPA (5-6): The Lions routed Camden 51-30 for its biggest offensive performance of the season. Last week: 9. This week: at Stratford.

10. Columbia Academy (10-0): The Bulldogs’ 49-21 win over Chattanooga Grace improved their record to 43-5 over the past four seasons. Last week: NR. This week: vs. Whitwell.

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

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