How much has home-field advantage meant in the budding Maryville-Oakland rivalry?
Consider that the home team has won each of the last seven meetings — including the previous five semifinal games in the Class 6A playoffs — and the last two contests have resulted in shutouts.
Maryville advanced to last year’s BlueCross Bowl championship game with a 12-0 win over the Patriots, while Oakland routed the Rebels 38-0 in 2018.
In 2017 and 2018, the teams played three games each decided by a field goal, the closest results in the series.
If the home-field pattern holds, Oakland is in position to head to Cookeville, but Maryville won’t make it easy. After all, the Rebels had the only road victory in the series when the teams met for the first time in 2014.
While you wait for Thanksgiving dinner to be ready, catch up on what you might have missed from Wednesday:
- 615 Preps
- Who Ya Got? Vote on semifinal winners now
- 615 Preps Podcast: Summit head coach Brian Coleman, Division I semifinal preview
- 615 Preps Highlights: Davidson Academy 33, Nashville Christian 14
- 615 Preps Spotlight Film, Episode 11: Battle of the ‘Boro 2
- How the South managed to hold high school sports this fall
- Childress: Research, experts led to TSSAA having fall sports
- Daily News Journal
- Oakland-Maryville state semifinal breakdown
- Williamson Herald
- Playoff Football: Confident but cautious Summit relishes trek to Henry County
- Playoff Football: Nolensville will face ghost of season past in semifinal rematch
- Playoff Football: Semifinal showdown awaits as Brentwood eyes Bartlett
- Murfreesboro Post
- Oakland, Maryville to meet in semis for seventh straight year