Six teams in the WBIR coverage area will be competing in the state semifinals on Friday night with a trip to the state championship in Cookeville on the line.
6A: Maryville at Oakland
The Rebels and Patriots have been on a collision course all season. Both are undefeated and neither has really been challenged much. Maryville beat Oakland in the semifinals in each of the last two seasons. Oakland has only given up more than seven points once in 12 games (13 points to Hillsboro on ESPNU) and has shut out its opponent five times. The Pats D features the number one ranked safety in the nation, LSU commit Jacoby Stevens. But Maryville is on its perennial mission to Cookeville and Oakland won't get in the way of the Rebels 16th straight state championship game appearance. Prediction: Maryville 24, Oakland 14