High School Sports

Wake Forest, Mallard Creek 1-2 in latest AP statewide football poll

Wake Forest and Mallard Creek, which have won the past five N.C. 4AA state championships, are ranked 1-2 in the first Associated Press high school 4A poll of the season.

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Wake Forest earned first-place votes from six of 10 voters in the statewide poll. High school sportswriters from around the state voted on the poll, including the Observer.

Mallard Creek got two first place votes, as did Hough. Hough is No. 1 in the Observer’s Sweet 16 poll. Mallard Creek is No. 2

In 3A, Havelock is No. 1 and Charlotte Catholic No. 2. State champion Lenoir Hibriten is No. 1 in 2A.

The Associated Press High School Football Poll

^Class 4A

† 1. Wake Forest (6) (3-0) 93

† 2. Charlotte Mallard Creek (2) (1-0) 91

† 3. Cornelius Hough (2) (3-0) 79

† 4. Matthews Butler (1-1) 68

† 5. Greensboro Page (3-0) 45

† 6. Charlotte Myers Park (3-0) 44

† 7. Charlotte Vance (3-0) 37

† 8. Richmond County (2-1) 30

† 9. East Forsyth (3-0) 26

†10. Fayetteville Seventy-First (3-0) 15

¶ Others receiving 10 or more points: None.<

^Class 3A

† 1. Havelock (10) (3-0) 100

† 2. Charlotte Catholic (2-1) 69

† 3. Jacksonville (3-0) 58

† 4. Weddington (2-0) 53

† 5. Monroe Sun Valley (2-0) 47

† 5. Shelby Crest (2-0) 47

† 7. Southern Nash (3-0) 36

† 8. Kings Mountain (2-0) 34

† 9. Waxhaw Marvin Ridge (3-0) 30

†10. Greensboro Dudley (2-1) 21

¶ Others receiving 10 or more points: Gastonia Huss (3-0) 14.<

^Class 2A

† 1. Lenoir Hibriten (9) (3-0) 98

† 2. Elizabeth City Northeastern (1) (3-0) 84

† 3. Reidsville (3-0) 76

† 4. Southwest Onslow (2-1) 56

† 5. North Davidson (1-1) 54

† 6. Belmont South Point (2-1) 37

† 7. East Duplin (2-1) 29

† 8. Wallace-Rose Hill (1-2) 22

† 9. South Granville (3-0) 16

†10. Hendersonville (3-0) 15

¶ Others receiving 10 or more points: Randleman (3-0) 14, Whiteville (2-0) 13, South Columbus (2-0) 10. <

^Class 1A

† 1. Tarboro (10) (3-0) 100

† 2. Edenton Holmes (3-0) 85

† 3. Mt. Airy (3-0) 81

† 4. East Surry (3-0) 65

† 5. Murphy (2-1) 59

† 6. Mitchell County (2-1) 33

† 7. Riverside Martin (3-0) 26

† 8. Mountain Island Charter (2-1) 19

† 9. Robbinsville (2-0) 18

†10. North Stanly (1-1) 17

¶ Others receiving 10 or more points: Pamlico County (1-0) 15, Princeton (3-0) 14. <

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¶ All Associated Press members in North Carolina are eligible to participate in the high school Football poll. Those who voted for this week’s poll are: The Times-News, Burlington; The Charlotte Observer, Charlotte; The Daily Advance, Elizabeth City; The Fayetteville Observer, Fayetteville; The Daily News, Jacksonville; The News Herald, Morganton; The Salisbury Post, Salisbury; The Wilson Times, Wilson; Winston-Salem Journal, Winston-Salem; The Star- News, Wilmington.

































































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