The rivalry between Tennessee high school football powers picked-up where it left off last season.
No. 69 Maryville beat No. 40 Oakland Friday night 24-21, giving the defending state champs two straight victories over the Patriots. For the third straight game, the victor won by just three points.
Oakland won last year’s regular season battle 17-14, but Maryville gained revenge in the state semifinals with a 31-28 win.
Maryville captured Friday’s victory on a one-yard run with :39 seconds to go. The Rebel defense then needed to defend a Hail Mary pass to capture the win.
— Caleb Noe (@wvltCaleb) August 25, 2018
In the 2016 Class 6A state championship game, Oakland beat Maryville 23-7.
Check-out where Maryville climbs to in the High School Football America 100 that will be released Sunday afternoon.