How the Tennessee Top 10 fared

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The 2020 Tennessee high school football season is underway. Friday night, all five of our Preseason Top 10 teams claimed their first victories of the season.

Top-ranked and defending 6A champ Maryville beat William Blount 49-7. Junior running back Parker McGill led the Rebels with 98 yards on ten carries with three touchdowns, all coming in the first half.

Maryville, which owns 17 state titles, was scheduled to start 2020 ranked No. 29 in the High School Football America 100 before the coronavirus pandemic ripped apart the 2020.

Read: Preseason High School Football America 100 before COVID

Speaking of the Preseason 100, Oakland would have been No. 77 in the nation, if we had moved forward with that ranking. The No. 2 Patriots opened the 2020 season Friday night with a 42-10 win over Hendersonville. Antonio Patterson ran for 122 yards with four touchdowns.

Read: High School Football America 100 delayed to October 4

No. 5 Ravenwood raced-out to a 42-0 halftime lead on the way to a 48-0 shutout of Centennial.

No. 6 Brentwood Academy topped Lipscomb Academy, coached by former NFL quarterback Trent Dilfer. BA QB Taylor Montiel completed 14-of-26 passes for 175 yards with two touchdowns in a 29-19 victory.

Brentwood Academy head coach Cody White missed the game due to being quarantined after his wife was diagnosed with COVID-19. White will also miss next week’s game.

No. 10 Brentwood rolled to a 47-12 win over Nolensville with quarterback Cade Granzow throwing three touchdowns and running for one. 

Saturday, No. 3 Alcoa will start its journey for its sixth straight state title when the Tornadoes host Blackman.

High School Football America Tennessee Top 10

No. 1 Maryville beat William Blount 49-7

No. 2 Oakland beat Hendersonville 42-10

No. 3 Alcoa vs. Blackman, Saturday

No. 4 McCallie – Idle

No. 5 Ravenwood beat Centennial 48-0

No. 6 Brentwood Academy beat Lipscomb Academy 29-19

No. 7 Montgomery Bell Academy – Idle

No. 8 Memphis University – Idle

No. 9 Baylor – Idle

No. 10 Brentwood beat Nolensville 47-12

Editor’s Note: The High School Football America national, regional and state rankings are developed using our proprietary algorithm.

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Jeff Fisher
Jeff is an award-winning journalist and expert in the field of high school sports, underscored with his appearance on CNBC in 2010 to talk about the big business of high school football in America. Jeff turned to his passion for high school football into an entrepreneurial venture called High School Football America, a digital media company focused on producing original high school sports content for radio, television and the internet. Jeff is co-founder and editor-in-chief of High School Football America, which is a media partner with USA TODAY High School Sports.