Opening Drive (Oct. 20): Running through the jungle

Plenty of key games line the Week 10 schedule, but how many feature two ranked teams?

The answer, at least among area teams, is two.

You don’t have to look far in Class 6A for the answer when seventh-ranked Riverdale travels to 10th-ranked Warren County. The Warriors dropped two spots after their 30-7 loss against visiting top-ranked Oakland on Friday, while Brentwood (fifth) and Ravenwood (eighth) each jumped up one spot this week. Oakland still occupies the top spot, but their hold on first is tenuous at best as Maryville is only three points behind.

Beech and Summit jumped one spot each, to third and fourth, respectively, in Class 5A. Creek Wood moved up two slots to fourth in the 4A poll, while region rival Springfield hopped up from seventh to sixth this week.

Pearl-Cohn keeps creeping back up the 3A rankings, moving up another spot to reach the top five this week, while Fairview steps up right behind the Firebirds in sixth.

Watertown held steady at fourth in Class 2A, while Trousdale County moved up a spot to seventh.

Gordonsville debuts at No. 10 this week in Class 1A, after the Tigers went on the road to beat previous No. 2 Fayetteville.

In Division II, Davidson Academy and DCA are 1-2 in Class A, while CPA and Lipscomb Academy hold firm at first and third entering their top-five clash this week in Class AA. Brentwood Academy tops the list in Class AAA, while Father Ryan jumps two places to third and Pope John Paul II slides down one to fifth.

Meanwhile, catch up on what you might have missed from Monday:

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