A look at the top high school football teams in Middle Tennessee, as ranked by The Tennessean:
10. Franklin Road Academy (7-0) — The Panthers notched their seventh straight win and fifth 40-point performance of the season Friday, coasting to a 45-0 win over Ezell-Harding. Last week: NR. This week: vs. Lipscomb.
9. Hendersonville (6-1) — The Commandos captured their first shutout of the season against Station Camp, limiting the Bison to just 89 yards in Friday’s 31-0 victory. Last week: NR. This week: Friday vs. Gallatin.
8. CPA (5-1) — The Lions erased a 12-3 halftime deficit Friday against Stratford, eventually coasting to a 34-18 win behind running back Chip Omer’s 206-yard rushing performance. Last week: No. 6. This week: Friday vs. East Nashville.
7. Ravenwood (5-1) — Senior Connor Jeffries ran for 206 yards and a pair of touchdowns while averaging more than 15 yards per carry in the Raptors’ 49-13 win over McGavock. Last week: No. 7. This week: Friday at Lebanon.
6. Centennial (6-1) — Junior Mondu Sawyers had 166 yards and two rushing scores, and Centennial’s defense limited Clarksville to just 40 yards in Friday’s 42-5 win. Last week: No. 8. This week: Friday at Brentwood.
5. Blackman (5-2) — Blaze running back Taeler Dowdy eclipsed the 1,000-yard mark in Friday, carrying 26 times for 196 yards and a pair of scores in his team’s 28-14 win over Smyrna. Last week: No. 5. This week: Friday at Siegel.
4. Independence (6-0) — The Eagles, still without injured senior quarterback Andrew Bunch, strung together their sixth straight win Friday, 27-0 over Stewarts Creek behind Adam Swayze’s 207-yard, three touchdown effort. Last week: No. 4. This week: Friday at Shelbyville.
3. Oakland (5-1) — Junior JaCoby Stevens hauled in a pair of touchdown receptions, and the Patriots blocked three punts, returning all three for scores, in their 48-7 rout of Warren County. Last week: No. 3. This week: Friday vs. Haywood.
2. Brentwood Academy (5-1) — The Eagles reeled off 29-unanswered, second-half points to secure their fourth consecutive win, a 49-7 triumph over Ensworth. Last week: No. 2. This week: Friday vs. MBA.
1. Montgomery Bell Academy (7-0) — Running back Ty Chandler churned out 201 yards and four touchdowns on 17 first-half carries, and the 6-foot, 188-pound junior returned a fumble for a score in the Big Red’s 56-14 win over Pope John Paul II. Last week: No. 1. This week: Friday at Brentwood Academy.
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