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Four area teams end regular season ranked in top 10

By staff, wire reports
Four area teams made the final regular season Associated Press prep football poll, released Tuesday.

Buford, Flowery Branch, Jefferson and North Gwinnett each head into the postseason ranked inside their respective classifications.

The Wolves hold the highest spot. Buford (7-3) finished the regular season at No. 3 in Class AAA after defeating North Hall 45-16 last week. The Wolves enter the postseason as the No. 2 seed from Region 7-AAA and will play host to Cedar Grove (6-4) in a game broadcast live on 550 AM.

Flowery Branch, meanwhile, enters the postseason with its first ever solo region championship and as the ninth-ranked team in Class AAAAA. The Falcons (8-2) edged Gainesville 35-34 last week to claim the Region 8-AAAAA crown and will play host to fourth-seeded North Paulding (7-3) on Friday.

In Class AA, Jefferson readies for the first round of state as the Region 8-AA champ and as the No. 7 team -- jumping up two spots from a week ago. the Dragons (9-1) will play host to fourth-seeded Kendrick (5-5) on Friday.

And in Class AAAAAA, North Gwinnett maintained its spot at No. 5 after moving past Peachtree Ridge in the regular season finale. The Bulldogs (9-1) will play host to third seeded Johns Creek (8-2) in the first round in Suwanee.

North Hall also received a vote in Class AAA. The Trojans (8-2) will play host to Woodward Academy (7-3) in the first round in Gainesville.

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. Lassiter (8) 10-0 97 2
2. Norcross (2) 10-0 91 3
3. Grayson 9-1 70 4
4. Camden County 9-1 69 1
5. North Gwinnett 9-1 58 5
6. Lowndes 9-1 52 6
7. Lovejoy 9-1 43 7
8. West Forsyth 9-1 22 8
9. McEachern 8-2 19 9
10. Colquitt County 7-3 14 NR
Others receiving votes: South Gwinnett 8, North Cobb 4, Valdosta 3.

Class AAAAA
1. Northside-Warner Robins (10) 10-0 100 1
2. MLK Jr. 10-0 89 2
3. East Paulding 10-0 79 3
4. Kell 9-1 72 6
5. Tucker 8-2 55 7
6. Ware County 9-1 47 8
7. Allatoona 9-1 36 T4
8. Warner Robins 8-2 33 9
9. Flowery Branch 8-2 14 NR
10. Stephenson 7-2 10 10
(tie) Thomas County Central 8-2 10 T4
Others receiving votes: Creekview 4, Whitewater 1.

Class AAAA
1. Sandy Creek (10) 10-0 100 1
2. Marist 9-1 88 2
3. Burke County 9-1 81 3
4. Stockbridge 9-1 66 5
5. Griffin 9-1 60 6
6. Jonesboro 9-1 46 7
7. Westside-Macon 9-1 42 8
8. Cairo 8-2 23 10
9. Monroe Area 9-1 18 4
10. Ridgeland 9-1 13 NR
Others receiving votes: Carrollton 10, Carver-Atlanta 1, Eastside 1, Statesboro 1.

Class AAA
1. Thomson (10) 10-0 100 1
2. Carver-Columbus 9-1 84 2
3. Buford 7-3 72 3
4. Peach County 9-1 64 T4
5. Cartersville 10-0 63 6
(tie) Washington County 9-1 63 T4
7. St. Pius X 8-2 31 8
8. North Oconee 9-1 29 7
9. Pierce County 9-1 21 10
10. Callaway 9-1 9 NR
Others receiving votes: Blessed Trinity 7, Appling County 4, Brantley County 2, North Hall 1.

Class AA
1. Calhoun (10) 10-0 100 1
2. Brooks County 10-0 90 2
3. Vidalia 10-0 77 3
4. Lamar County 9-0-1 67 T4
5. Fitzgerald 8-2 59 T4
6. Heard County 10-0 55 6
7. Jefferson 9-1 40 9
8. Washington-Wilkes 9-1 21 10
9. Lovett 6-4 10 NR
10. Greater Atlanta Christian 7-3 9 8
Others receiving votes: Screven County 8, Early County 7, Cook 3, McIntosh County Academy 2, Manchester 2.

Class A
1. Eagle's Landing Christian (10) 9-1 100 1
2. Athens Academy 10-0 83 2
3. Lincoln County 9-1 81 3
4. Emanuel County Institute 9-1 74 4
5. Calvary Day 9-1 50 7
6. Wilcox County 8-2 48 8
7. Walker 10-0 36 9
8. Wilkinson County 7-3 23 10
9. Prince Avenue Christian 8-2 19 5
10. Irwin County 7-3 15 NR
Others receiving votes: Aquinas 7, Savannah Christian Prep. 6, Brookstone 3, George Walton 3, Seminole County 2.
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