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.