Oakland will host Maryville Friday night in the semifinals of the Class 6A football playoffs. These two teams have really gotten to know each other in recent years. In fact, this is the seventh meeting since 2014 and for the past five seasons, they've met in the semifinals.
Patriots head coach Kevin Creasy says despite popular belief - they don't prepare for Maryville all year long:
Home field may be an advantage. It's been the home team that's won six of the seven matchups since 2014. The Rebels defeated the Patriots in week two of the season 24-21. Both teams come into the game with just one loss.
Pregame coverage on NewsRadio WGNS begins at 6:30pm with kickoff of State Farm Prep Football at 7pm.