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Sunday August 2nd, 2015 2:24AM

North Hall in, Gainesville out of prep football poll

By staff, wire reports
One area team fell out and another area jumped in to the latest Associated Press prep football rankings, released on Tuesday.

After suffering a shock, 46-41 loss to Loganville last week, Gainesville fell out of the Class AAAAA top 10. The Red Elephants (7-2, 6-1 Region 8-AAAAA) had risen to fifth place and will look for some redemption for the defeat this week against rival Flowery Branch in a battle for the 8-AAAAA crown at The Branch that will be broadcast live on 102.9 FM. Both the Red Elephants and Falcons (7-2, 7-0) are receiving votes in the poll.

Meanwhile, North Hall has climbed into the Class AAA top 10, coming in at ninth this week, as the Trojans (8-1, 6-0 Region 7-AAA) prepare for a top 10 showdown with No. 3 Buford this Friday in a game that will be broadcast live on WDUN AM 550. North Hall clinched the 7-AAA crown last week for its first region title since 2007 but will face its toughest challenge of the season so far against a fired-up Wolves program. Buford (6-3, 4-2) will not get a chance to play for the 7-AAA title due to forfeiting two region wins but will be looking to make a statement in the contest.

Meanwhile, Jefferson maintained its spot at No. 9 in Class AA. The Dragons (8-1, 6-0 Region 8-AA) clinched the Region 8-AA title last week for their first crown since 2009 and will play host to Union County (6-3, 3-3) on Friday.

And in Class AAAAAA, North Gwinnett climbed one spot to No. 5 after hammering Mountain View 49-7 last week. The Bulldogs (8-1, 6-1 Region 7-AAAAAA) have sewn up the No. 2 seed from Region 7-AAAAAA and will travel to face Peachtree Ridge (4-5, 4-3) on Friday.

Georgia Prep Football Poll
By The Associated Press

The Top Ten teams in the Associated Press Georgia high school football polls of the 2012 season with first-place votes in parentheses and won-loss record, total points and position last week at right:

Class AAAAAA
1. Camden County (11) 9-0 110 1
2. Lassiter 9-0 96 2
3. Norcross 9-0 89 3
4. Grayson 8-1 77 5
5. North Gwinnett 8-1 61 6
6. Lowndes 8-1 49 4
7. Lovejoy 8-1 44 7
8. West Forsyth 8-1 27 8
9. McEachern 7-2 21 9
10. Walton 7-2 12 T10
Others receiving votes: Parkview 7, Colquitt County 4, North Cobb 4, South Gwinnett 3, Valdosta 1.

Class AAAAA
1. Northside-Warner Robins (11) 9-0 110 1
2. MLK Jr. 9-0 98 2
3. East Paulding 9-0 87 3
4. Thomas County Central 8-1 71 6
(tie) Allatoona 9-0 71 7
6. Kell 8-1 54 8
7. Tucker 7-2 44 4
8. Ware County 8-1 28 NR
9. Warner Robins 7-2 16 9
10. Stephenson 6-2 12 10
Others receiving votes: Creekview 6, Gainesville 4, Flowery Branch 3, Whitewater 1.

Class AAAA
1. Sandy Creek (11) 9-0 110 1
2. Marist 8-1 95 2
3. Burke County 8-1 92 3
4. Monroe Area 9-0 70 6
5. Stockbridge 8-1 59 7
6. Griffin 8-1 51 9
7. Jonesboro 8-1 46 8
8. Westside-Macon 8-1 31 10
9. Carver-Atlanta 9-0 18 NR
10. Cairo 7-2 13 NR
Others receiving votes: Carrollton 9, Ridgeland 8, Statesboro 2, Chamblee 1.

Class AAA
1. Thomson (11) 9-0 110 2
2. Carver-Columbus 8-1 94 4
3. Buford 6-3 74 3
4. Peach County 8-1 70 1
(tie) Washington County 8-1 70 5
6. Cartersville 9-0 66 6
7. North Oconee 8-1 35 9
8. St. Pius X 7-2 30 10
9. North Hall 8-1 18 NR
10. Pierce County 8-1 16 NR
Others receiving votes: Appling County 8, Blessed Trinity 8, Callaway 6.

Class AA
1. Calhoun (10) 9-0 109 1
2. Brooks County (1) 9-0 100 2
3. Vidalia 9-0 84 3
4. Fitzgerald 8-2 68 5
(tie) Lamar County 8-0-1 68 4
6. Heard County 9-0 53 6
7. Cook 7-2 42 7
8. Greater Atlanta Christian 7-2 34 8
9. Jefferson 8-1 30 9
10. Washington-Wilkes 8-1 6 T10
Others receiving votes: Screven County 4, Early County 2, Bleckley County 2, Bowdon 2, Lovett 1.

Class A
1. Eagle's Landing Christian (11) 8-1 110 1
2. Athens Academy 9-0 90 2
3. Lincoln County 8-1 88 3
4. Emanuel County Institute 8-1 76 4
5. Prince Avenue Christian 8-1 65 5
6. Savannah Christian Prep. 7-2 54 6
7. Calvary Day 8-1 42 8
8. Wilcox County 7-2 36 7
9. Walker 9-0 26 9
10. Wilkinson County 6-3 9 10
Others receiving votes: Brookstone 2, Landmark Christian 2, Seminole County 2, Irwin County 2, Johnson County 1.
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