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Area teams well represented in AP statewide prep football media polls

In 2015, Shelby fans celebrated their team's performance vs Kinston during the NC 2A championship game. They’re hoping the 2017 team, ranked No. 1 in the state 2A polls, can win a fifth straight state title this season
In 2015, Shelby fans celebrated their team's performance vs Kinston during the NC 2A championship game. They’re hoping the 2017 team, ranked No. 1 in the state 2A polls, can win a fifth straight state title this season jsiner@charlotteobserver.com

Charlotte Observer-area football teams are well represented in the latest statewide Associated Press prep football polls. Eleven media members, including the Observer voted.

▪ In 4A, Mallard Creek is No. 2, West Meck No. 4 and Myers Park No. 8.

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▪ In 3A, Charlotte Catholic is No. 2, Weddington is No. 4 and Marvin Ridge is No. 8.

▪ In 2A, Shelby, Belmont South Point and Lenoir Hibriten occupy the top three spots.

▪ And in 1A, North Rowan is No. 9 and North Stanly is 10th.

Associated Press statewide media poll

Class 4-A

1. Wake Forest (8) ‡(4-0)•‡107‡1••‡

2. Charlotte Mallard Creek (3) ‡(3-0)•‡97•‡2••‡

3. West Forsyth ‡(4-0)•‡83•‡3••‡

4. West Mecklenburg ‡(4-0)•‡74•‡4••‡

5. Wake Forest Heritage ‡(4-0)•‡71•‡5••‡

6. Scotland County ‡(1-1)•‡44•‡6••‡

7. Wilmington Hoggard ‡(3-0)•‡41•‡7••‡

8. Charlotte Myers Park ‡(4-0)•‡38•‡8••‡

9. Greensboro Page ‡(3-1)•‡20•‡9••‡

10. East Forsyth ‡(3-1)•‡12•‡T10‡

¶ Others receiving 10 or more points: None.<

Class 3-A

1. Greensboro Dudley (8) ‡(4-0)••••‡106‡1•‡

2. Charlotte Catholic (3) ‡(4-0)••••‡102‡2•‡

3. Wilmington New Hanover ‡(4-0)••••‡83•‡3•‡

4. Weddington ‡(3-0)••••‡62•‡5•‡

5. Winston-Salem Mt. Tabor ‡(3-1-0)••‡49•‡6•‡

6. Lee County ‡(4-0)••••‡44•‡7•‡

7. Eastern Guilford ‡(3-1)••••‡42•‡4•‡

8. Waxhaw Marvin Ridge ‡(4-0)••••‡39•‡8•‡

9. Southern Nash ‡(4-0)••••‡31•‡10‡

10. Havelock ‡(3-1-0)••‡27•‡9•‡

¶ Others receiving 10 or more points: Cape Fear (3-1-0)11. <

Class 2-A

1. Shelby (9) ‡(4-0)••••‡108‡1•‡

2. Belmont South Point (1) ‡(4-0)••••‡98•‡2•‡

3. Lenoir Hibriten ‡(4-0)••••‡78•‡3•‡

4. Wallace-Rose Hill ‡(4-0)••••‡76•‡4•‡

5. Elizabeth City Northeastern (1) ‡(3-0)••••‡70•‡5•‡

6. Reidsville ‡(4-0)••••‡57•‡6•‡

7. East Duplin ‡(4-0)••••‡44•‡7•‡

8. North Davidson ‡(2-1-0)••‡30•‡8•‡

9. Burnsville Mountain Heritage ‡(3-0)••••‡21•‡9•‡

10. East Bladen ‡(3-0)••••‡12•‡10‡

¶ Others receiving 10 or more points: None.<

Class 1-A

1. Tarboro (9) ‡(4-0)••••‡108‡1•‡

2. Edenton Holmes (2) ‡(4-0)••••‡100‡2•‡

3. Murphy ‡(3-1)••••‡78•‡3•‡

4. Mt. Airy ‡(4-0)••••‡74•‡5•‡

5. Mitchell County ‡(4-0)••••‡64•‡6•‡

6. East Wilkes ‡(4-0)••••‡45•‡

7. Chocowinity Southside ‡(4-0)••••‡39•‡9•‡

8. West Montgomery ‡(2-1-0)••‡34•‡4•‡

9. North Rowan ‡(3-1-0)••‡32•‡8•‡

10. North Stanly ‡(3-0)••••‡11•‡NR‡

¶ Others receiving 10 or more points: None.<

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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: New Bern Sun Journal, New Bern; The Charlotte Observer, Charlotte; The Daily Advance, Elizabeth City; The Daily Advance, Elizabeth City; The Fayetteville Observer, Fayetteville; Gaston Gazette, Gastonia; The Robesonian, Lumberton; The News Herald, Morganton; The Wilson Times, Wilson; Winston-Salem Journal, Winston-Salem; The Star-News, Wilmington.

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