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Football: North Hall to eighth in latest rankings, four others hold

By staff, wire reports
North Hall moved down to No. 8, while four other area teams maintained their positions in the latest Georgia Sports Writers Association Prep Football poll, released Tuesday.

The Trojans (6-1, 3-1 Region 7-AAA) slid four spots in the Class AAA top 10 after a 21-7 loss at White County on Friday. The Warriors (5-2, 3-1) earned votes in the poll. North Hall will play host to West Hall this week. White County plays host to Dawson County (4-3, 2-2) this week.

Also in Class AAA, Buford maintained its place atop the rankings, the Wolves (7-0, 4-0) travel to face Fannin County (2-5, 1-3) on Friday.

In Class AAAAA, Gainesville held at No. 4 after a 56-28 win over Clarke Central. The Red Elephants (7-1, 6-0 Region 8-AAAAA) are on a bye this week.

In Class AA, Jefferson is still 10th in the rankings after a comfortable 41-0 defeat of Oglethorpe County. The Dragons (5-2, 3-1 Region 8-AA) will play host to winless Social Circle on Friday.

And in Class AAAAAA, North Gwinnett is still No. 1 after a 41-0 defeat of Habersham Central. The Bulldogs (7-0, 5-0 Region 7-AAAAAA) will play host to Collins Hill (6-1, 4-1) on Friday.

Georgia Sports Writers Association Prep Football Poll, Oct. 22

The Top Ten teams in the Associated Press Georgia high school football polls of the 2013 season with first-place votes in parentheses and won-loss record, total points and position last week at right:

Class A
1. Eagle's Landing Christian (17) 6-0 170 1
2. Landmark Christian 8-0 146 2
3. Aquinas 7-0 141 3
4. Seminole County 7-0 112 4
5. Prince Avenue Christian 7-1 95 5
6. Johnson County 7-0 84 6
7. Marion County 7-0 66 7
8. Mount Paran Christian 6-1 57 8
9. Darlington 6-1 34 9
10. Mt. Pisgah Christian 7-0 24 10
Others receiving votes: Irwin County 4, Calvary Day 1, Emanuel County Institute 1.

Class AA
1. Greater Atlanta Christian (8) 7-0 160 1
2. Lamar County (8) 7-0 159 2
3. Lovett 6-1 128 3
4. Washington-Wilkes 8-0 119 4
5. Calhoun 6-1 99 5
6. Benedictine Military 8-0 94 6
7. Brooks County 7-1 67 7
8. Bowdon 8-0 48 8
9. Vidalia 6-1 35 9
10. Jefferson 5-2 23 10
Others receiving votes: Heard County 3.

Class AAA
1. Buford (16) 7-0 169 1
2. Cartersville (1) 7-0 151 2
3. Washington County 7-0 139 3
4. St. Pius X 6-1 109 5
5. Carver-Columbus 6-1 104 6
6. Hart County 7-0 93 7
7. Callaway 6-1 57 NR
8. North Hall 6-1 33 4
9. Appling County 6-2 27 NR
10. Ringgold 6-1 20 NR
Others receiving votes: Elbert County 11, Pierce County 7, White County 6, North Oconee 4, Cedar Grove 2, Blessed Trinity 1, Jefferson County 1, Peach County 1,
Dropped out: North Oconee (8), Jefferson County (9), Cedar Grove (10).

Class AAAA
1. Sandy Creek (16) 6-0-1 169 1
2. Carrollton (1) 7-0 153 2
3. Griffin 7-0 134 3
4. Monroe Area 7-0 118 4
5. Statesboro 7-0 105 5
6. Mary Persons 7-0 78 6
7. Cedartown 7-0 59 7
8. Stockbridge 6-1 46 8
9. Marist 5-2 33 9
10. Burke County 5-2 17 NR
(tie) Wayne County 5-2 17 10
Others receiving votes: Eagle's Landing 3, Liberty County 3.

Class AAAAA
1. Northside-Warner Robins (14) 6-0 167 1
2. Tucker (3) 7-0 156 2
3. Kell 7-0 131 3
4. Gainesville 7-1 114 4
5. Thomas County Central 7-1 98 6
6. Stephenson 6-1 97 5
7. Creekside 8-0 60 9
8. Ware County 6-1 49 10
9. North Paulding 6-1 20 NR
10. Allatoona 6-1 16 NR
Others receiving votes: Warner Robins 8, Lee County 5, South Paulding 5, Harris County 4, M.L. King 4, McIntosh 1
Dropped out: Warner Robbins (7), Lee County (8).

Class AAAAAA
1. North Gwinnett (17) 7-0 170 1
2. Colquitt County 6-1 148 3
3. Lovejoy 7-1 128 4
4. Camden County 6-1 121 5
5. North Cobb 6-1 91 8
6. Norcross 6-2 80 6
7. McEachern 7-1 58 2
8. Archer 8-0 47 10
9. Peachtree Ridge 6-1 40 9
10. Collins Hill 6-1 31 NR
Others receiving votes: Hillgrove 11, Etowah 4, Langston Hughes 2, Lowndes 2, Marietta 2
Dropped out: Etowah (7).
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