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

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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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