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Four Mecklenburg County teams ranked in first statewide AP media prep football poll

Mallard Creek is No. 2 in the first Associated Press statewide media poll
Mallard Creek is No. 2 in the first Associated Press statewide media poll

Four Mecklenburg County teams are ranked in the first Associated Press N.C. high school football polls.

Nine newspapers, including the Observer, voted in the poll.

In 4A, nationally ranked and reigning state champ Wake Forest is No. 1. Three Mecklenburg County teams are in the top 10: No. 2 Mallard Creek, No. 4 West Mecklenburg and No. 8 Myers Park.

In 3A, Charlotte Catholic is No. 2 behind Greensboro Dudley. Two Union County teams are in the top 10: No. 5 Weddington and No. 8 Marvin Ridge.

Shelby is No. 1 in 2A, followed by two other Observer-area teams: No. 2 South Point and No. 3 Lenoir Hibriten.

In 1A, North Rowan is No. 8.

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Associated Press N.C. media High School Football Poll

Class 4A

1. Wake Forest (9) (3-0) 108 -

2. Charlotte Mallard Creek (2) (2-0) 93 -

3. West Forsyth (3-0) 67 -

4. West Mecklenburg (3-0) 64 -

5. Wake Forest Heritage (3-0) 59 -

6. Scotland County (1-1) 45 -

7. Wilmington Hoggard (2-0) 30 -

8. Charlotte Myers Park (3-0) 28 -

9. Greensboro Page (2-1) 25 -

10. East Forsyth (2-1) 17 -

(tie) Southern Pines Pinecrest (3-0) 17 -

Others receiving 10 or more points: Raleigh Cardinal Gibbons (2-0) 10. <

Class 3A

1. Greensboro Dudley (8) (3-0) 98 -

2. Charlotte Catholic (2) (3-0) 87 -

3. Wilmington New Hanover (3-0) 65 -

4. Eastern Guilford (3-0) 63 -

5. Weddington (2-0) 52 -

6. Winston-Salem Mt. Tabor (2-1) 42 -

7. Lee County (1) (3-0) 32 -

8. Waxhaw Marvin Ridge (3-0) 31 -

9. Havelock (2-1) 29 -

10. Southern Nash (3-0) 26 -

Others receiving 10 or more points: Cape Fear (2-1) 19, Western Alamance (4-0) 15, Asheville Reynolds (2-1) 12. <

Class 2A

1. Shelby (6) (3-0) 97 -

2. Belmont South Point (2) (3-0) 91 -

3. Lenoir Hibriten (2) (3-0) 71 -

4. Wallace-Rose Hill (3-0) 65 -

5. Elizabeth City Northeastern (1) (3-0) 64 -

6. Reidsville (3-0) 57 -

7. East Duplin (3-0) 45 -

8. North Davidson (2-1) 34 -

9. Burnsville Mountain Heritage (2-0) 23 -

10. East Bladen (2-0) 19 -

Others receiving 10 or more points: Franklin (3-0) 10. <

Class 1A

1. Tarboro (9) (3-0) 106 -

2. Edenton Holmes (1) (3-0) 94 -

3. Murphy (2-1) 66 -

4. West Montgomery (2-0) 60 -

5. Mt. Airy (3-0) 54 -

6. Mitchell County (3-0) 53 -

7. East Wilkes (3-0) 36 -

8. North Rowan (2-1) 31 -

9. Chocowinity Southside (3-0) 30 -

10. Robbinsville (2-0) 14 -

Others receiving 10 or more points: Bessemer City (3-0) 11, Cherokee (2-0) 11, Lakewood (Salemburg)(1) (3-0) 11, North Stanly (3-0) 10. <

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