HSFB: Oak Ridge upsets West; Coalfield rolls to semis

The Tennessee high school football playoffs continued Friday night with quarterfinal action around the state.

In Class 5A, the Oak Ridge Wildcats went into Knoxville and knocked off top-ranked West, 31-28, to advance to this week’s semifinal round. The Wildcats will try and punch their ticket to the Blue Cross Bowl at home Friday at Blankenship Field against South-Doyle, which ended Central’s bid for a third straight state championship, 21-14.

In Class 1A, Coalfield shut out Oliver Springs, 36-0, and will try to earn a shot at a state title with a trip to South Pittsburg on Friday.

Second-ranked, unbeaten Maryville held off Dobyns-Bennett, 35-28, to set up a showdown with top-ranked Oakland Friday in Murfreesboro. Both teams are 13-0 and this will be the seventh straight year they meet in the postseason.

Alcoa took care of Gatlinburg-Pittman, 49-13, and will travel to Red Bank—which eliminated Loudon—in a Friday semifinal.

About Jim Harris

Jim Harris has been WYSH's News & Sports Director since 2000. In addition to reporting local news, he is the play-by-play voice for Clinton High School football, boys' and girls' basketball and baseball. Catch Jim live weekdays beginning at 6:20 am for live local news, sports, weather and traffic plus the Community Bulletin Board, shenanigans with Ron Meredith and more on the Country Club Morning Show on WYSH & WQLA. Jim lives in Clinton with his wife Kelly and daughter Carolina, his mother-in-law and cats Lucius and Oliver.

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