Lions still hold No. 2 spot
Posted: Wednesday, October 3, 2012 12:00 pm
The Lions remained a solid No. 2 in the latest Associated Press Class 2A state football poll following their 13-7 win over West Carroll.
Dresden is now 7-0 on the season and could have a shot at taking the top spot as it’s remaining games appear to be easier than those of top-ranked Boyd Buchanan.
The Chattanooga school is 6-0 and received 17 of the 21 first-place votes this week, Dresden getting two and both Grace Christian and Friendship Christian getting one.
Grace and Friendship are third and fourth, respectively, again this week.
Looking at the final month of the regular season, Boyd Buchanan will play three ranked teams.
After this week’s game against Unaka (1-5), Boyd will play South Pittsburg (5-1), the top-ranked Class 1A team, Maplewood (5-2), ranked eighth in 4A, and Copper Basin (5-1), No. 8 in 1A.
Dresden, meanwhile, will play Riverside (2-4) this week and Gleason (3-3) on Oct. 12 and then take a week off before closing the season Oct. 26 at Huntingdon (6-1), currently fifth in the 1A poll.
The full Class 2A poll has Oneida ranked fifth, followed by Adamsville at No. 6, Hampton at seventh, Cascade in the No. 8 spot, Houston County rated ninth and Watertown chacking in at No. 10.
Tradition-rich Trousdale County received 12 points in the poll.
Boyd Buchanan and South Pittsburg join the state’s other four top-ranked schools in holding on to their No. 1 spot this week.
Maryville is still tops in 6A, along with Beech in 5A, Giles County in 4A, CAK in 3A and Ensworth in Division II.
In addition to West Carroll, which is ninth this week in the 1A poll, and Huntingdon, rural West Tennessee is once again well-represented in the state polls.
Covington joins Dresden as the highest-ranked area programs as the No. 2 team in Class 4A, while Lexington is seventh and Dyersburg is 10th in that 4A poll.
Jackson Northside actually dropped one spot in 5A to No. 3 despite a perfect (6-0) record and a week off last weekend, while Henry County fell to ninth after its second loss of the season.
South Gibson and Milan flip-flopped fifth and sixth in 3A, while Adamsville is sixth in the 2A poll.
The Hornets beat the tradition-rich Bulldogs earlier in the season and is currently 6-0.
Union City barely stayed alive in the 1A poll, falling to 10th after a loss to Trenton on Friday night.
UC is now 4-3 and visits Lake County on Friday. Published in The WCP 10.2.12