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Raiders rise to top of Class 1A poll

Posted on Friday, September 6, 2013 at 11:23 am

LOGO MCHS blue M_CAfter two convincing wins to start the season, the Moore County High School football team has moved to the top of the latest Associated Press state football poll. The Raiders (2-0) sit atop the Class 1A poll after dominating wins over Richland and Cornersville.

Moore County earned nine first-place votes and 122 total points in the poll. The Raiders are one of five teams in the top 10 to garner at least one first-place vote and one of six teams that are unbeaten, five of which are 2-0.

Moore County moves up from fourth to the top spot after the top three teams suffered losses last week.

Then-No. 1 Coalfield (1-1) lost to Knoxville Catholic 47-7 and dropped to fifth in the rankings. The Yellow Jackets earned one first-place vote.

South Pittsburg, which was ranked No. 2, fell two spots to No. 4 after losing to Hixson 29-6. The Pirates still claimed three first-place votes, however.

Falling from third to sixth, but still garnering one first-place vote was Greenback, which lost 20-14 to Gatlinburg-Pittman.

Behind Moore County in the standings are Humbolt (2-2) at No. 2 with 114 points and Dresden (1-1) at No. 3 with 107 points. Dresden lost its opener, but beat Peabody 15-3 last week. Neither Humbolt nor Dresden received any first-place votes.

Nashville Christian, Cloudland, Gordonsville and Jo Byrns — all of which are unbeaten — completed the top 10.

In the state’s other classifications, Maryville hauled in 11 first-place votes to claim the top spot in Class 6A; Oakland is No. 2.

In Class 5A, Henry County sits atop the poll; Knoxville Fulton topped the Class 4A poll; Christ Presbyterian Academy is tops in Class 3A; and Grace Christian is No. 1 in Class 2A.

National power Ensworth is the top Div. II team.

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