PREP FOOTBALL AP POLL: Little Movement From Valley Programs

The AP Polls

Class 3A

1. Alcoa (16 Votes) 6-1 | 160 Points | Prev. #1
2. Sequatchie County 6-0 | 128 Points | Prev. #2
3. CAK 6-1 | 124 Points | Prev. #4
4. Elizabethton 5-1 | 105 Points | Prev. #5
5. Stratford 7-0 | 101 Points | Prev. #6
6. Dyersburg 6-1 | 62 Points | Prev. #10
7. Liberty Magnet 5-2 | 48 Points | Prev. #8
6. Raleigh Egypt 7-0 | 47 Points | Prev. NR
9. Milan 5-2 | 39 Points | Prev. #3
10. Notre Dame 5-2 | 37 Points | Prev. #9

Others Receiving Votes: Bolivar Central (18)


Class 2A

1. Adamsville (14 Votes) 5-0 | 158 Points | Prev. #1
2. Marion County 6-1 | 131 Points | Prev. #2
3. Forrest 5-0 | 76 Points | Prev. #5
4. Boyd-Buchanan 4-0 | 132 Points | Prev. #6
5. Austin-East (1 Votes) 5-1 | 44 Points | Prev. #8
6. Happy Valley 4-0 | 40 Points | Prev. #9
7. Watertown 6-1 | 71 Points | Prev. #3
8. Waverly 6-1 | 54 Points | Prev. #10
9. Hampton 5-1 | 39 Points | Prev. #7
10. Sullivan North 5-1 | 10 Points | Prev. NR


Class 1A

1. Dresden (11) 7-0 | 152 Points | Prev. #1
2. Union City (3) 7-0 | 146 Points | Prev. #2
3. Greenback (2) 6-0 | 129 Points | Prev. #3
4. Wayne County 6-0 | 114 Points | Prev. #4
5. South Pittsburg 5-1 | 88 Points | Prev. #5
6. Columbia Academy 5-0 | 72 Points | Prev. #6
7. Coalfield 7-0 | 71 Points | Prev. #7
8. Nashville Christian 4-2 | 42 Points | Prev. #8
9. Trousdale County 5-1 | 31 Points | Prev. #9
10. Huntingdon 4-1 | 22 Points | Prev. #10


How’s Your Team Faring?

No. 2–Sequatchie County (6-0, 3-0 R4-3A)

The Indians picked up a huge win a against Dekalb County team missing all-state quarterback Steven Jennings, 20-3, but failed to move up in the polls above No. 1 Alcoa, which holds all 16 of the first place votes.  Adam Caine and crew did, however gain more overall points (17 more than last week) and continue to bridge the gap on paper.  Sequatchie County is one of three undefeated teams in the top ten and one of two in the top five.  No other 4-3A team is joining them in the Top Ten this week.  The Indians have claimed wins over South Pittsburg (27-20), Whitwell (61-20), Smith County (19-14), York Institute (35-20), Bledsoe County (15-12), and now Dekalb County (20-3) this season.  They play host to Class 6A bottom-feeder Warren County this week in Dunlap.

No. 2–Marion County (6-1, 4-0 R3-2A)

The Warriors kept on winning as they took down an underachieving Tyner Academy team on a Thursday night affair at Finley Stadium.  The Warriors also gained points overall, going from 114 to 131 in just a week, just 27 points shy of No. 1.  They remain behind Adamsville (No. 1) in the polls despite beating Boyd-Buchanan (No.2 at the time) in dominant fashion.  The Warriors’ resume includes 6 wins against Tyner, Boyd-Buchanan, Brainerd, Grundy County, region foe Meigs County, and Class 4A Hixson.  They narrowly lost to the Pirates who are currently ranked No. 5 in Class 1A Poll.  Marion County travels to

No. 5–South Pittsburg (5-1, 2-0 R3-1A)

Now taking the No. 5 spot in the polls after jumping up at least one spot in previous weeks, South Pittsburg took down Sale Creek in dominant fashion inside Beene Stadium.  Unlike the Warriors and Indians, the Pirates have a lot of teams between them and the number one ranking, including Wayne County, Greenback, Union City, and Dresden (of which the latter three hold at least one 1st place vote), but that number is dwindling as the season continues.  South Pittsburg gained 16 points overall this week in the polls.  Vic Grider and his upstart squad have pulled together after an upsetting defeat in Dunlap to start out the season.  And upsetting the Warriors should only be the start of a run to Cookeville, but they’ve still got time to surge up the polls as well.  The only problem is their region, which has been lackluster in previous years.  They travel to Whitwell to take on the Tigers inside Vernon Holtcamp field, hoping to come out on top of the upstart Tigers.

Contact Chandler Morrison at TheSpearSportsBlog@gmail.com and follow him on Twitter@RCS_Chandler!

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