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LaFayette falls out of top 10, Beulah on outside looking in latest state rankings

Only a few weeks after every team in the Greater Valley Area either received votes or were in the top 10 rankings, two teams are no longer receiving votes and only two teams are ranked in the respective classifications.

The Alabama Sports Writers Association (ASWA) still has Lanett as the 1A No.1 team after a 42-0 win over Notasulga, which was the team’s second consecutive shutout. Senior safety Trikweze Bridges grabbed his 32nd career interception in the matchup, which inched him just four shy of the state record. The Panthers return to home to host 2-2 Handley this Friday.

Chambers Academy remains as the AISA No. 4 after defeating Springwood 49-14 last Friday night. The Wildcats were without senior standouts Chalyb Lenker, Chris Ramseur and Sam Leva due to “internal issues,” Springwood head football coach John Gartman said after the rivalry game. Chambers, who have now won 30 regular season games in a row, travel to 5-1 Kingwood Christian this week.

LaFayette fell out of the 2A rankings this week after suffering a 28-21 loss to 2A No. 3 Reeltown last Friday night. The 1-3 Bulldogs have been victims of a tough schedule so far this season, suffering losses to Lanett, 2A No. 5 Thorsby and Reeltown. This week, LaFayette travels to Notasulga to face off against its first unranked opponent since going on the road to face Vincent.

Beulah remains on the outside looking in of the 3A state rankings. The Bobcats join Chambers Academy as the lone Alabama teams in the area that remain undefeated after beating Southside Selma 42-34 last Friday night. Beulah will enjoy a break this week before returning to the gridiron next Friday at Bullock County.

The full rankings are as follows:

CLASS 7A

Team (first-place); W-L; Pts

1. Central-Phenix City (25); 5-0; 343

2. Hewitt-Trussville (5); 4-1; 282

3. Thompson; 4-1; 227

4. Auburn; 5-0; 206

5. Hoover; 3-2; 192

6. McGill-Toolen; 4-1; 143

7. Mountain Brook; 5-0; 125

8. Lee-Montgomery; 4-1; 82

9. Austin; 4-1; 64

10. Vestavia Hills; 3-1; 22

Others receiving votes: James Clemens (3-2) 10, Theodore (4-1) 8, Bob Jones (3-2) 3, Fairhope (3-2) 2, Sparkman (3-1) 1.

CLASS 6A

1. Wetumpka (26); 5-0; 345

2. Pinson Valley (4); 4-1; 280

3. Spanish Fort; 4-1; 211

4. Saraland; 5-0; 203

5. Clay-Chalkville; 4-1; 173

6. Oxford; 4-1; 170

7. Hartselle; 4-0; 135

8. Homewood; 3-1; 84

9. Jackson-Olin; 5-0; 63

10. St. Paul’s; 4-1; 31

Others receiving votes: Athens (3-1) 4, Muscle Shoals (3-2) 4, Carver-Montgomery (5-0) 3, Opelika (1-4) 3, Hueytown (3-1) 1.

CLASS 5A

1. Briarwood (25); 4-0; 345

2. Vigor (2); 4-0; 259

3. Etowah (3); 5-0; 258

4. Demopolis; 4-1; 192

5. Madison Aca.; 4-1; 129

6. Carroll-Ozark; 3-1; 120

7. Greenville; 4-1; 112

8. Jackson; 3-1; 81

9. Boaz; 5-0; 50

10. Mortimer Jordan; 4-1; 42

Others receiving votes: Tallassee (3-2) 35, Sylacauga (4-1) 32, Ramsay (4-1) 23, Citronelle (4-0) 14, Russellville (4-0) 7, Jasper (3-1) 6, Central-Clay Co. (3-1) 2, East Limestone (3-1) 2, Wenonah (1-2) 1.

CLASS 4A

1. UMS-Wright (29); 5-0; 357

2. Hokes Bluff (1); 4-0; 263

3. Hillcrest-Evergreen; 4-1; 231

4. Fayette Co.; 4-1; 187

5. Catholic-Montgomery; 4-1; 163

6. Jacksonville; 5-0; 142

7. Brooks; 4-1; 140

8. American Chr.; 4-0; 105

9. North Jackson; 4-0; 77

10. Good Hope; 5-0; 15

Others receiving votes: Headland (4-0) 11, Andalusia (2-3) 7, Randolph (4-0) 4, Deshler (3-2) 3, Williamson (3-1) 3, Dale Co. (3-2) 2.

CLASS 3A

1. Saks (22); 5-0; 333

2. Piedmont (8); 4-0; 293

3. Mobile Chr.; 3-1; 228

4. Randolph Co.; 3-1; 202

5. Winfield; 5-0; 163

6. Fultondale; 3-1; 126

7. T.R. Miller; 4-0; 110

8. Thomasville; 3-1; 105

9. Gordo; 3-2; 50

10. Providence Chr.; 5-0; 42

Others receiving votes: Westminster-Huntsville (5-0) 29, Flomaton (4-0) 9, Beulah (5-0) 7, St. James (4-1) 7, Midfield (3-0) 4, Weaver (3-1) 2.

CLASS 2A

1. Fyffe (28); 4-0; 354

2. Luverne (1); 4-0; 258

3. Reeltown; 5-0; 236

4. Ohatchee (1); 4-0; 211

5. Thorsby; 5-0; 178

6. Leroy; 3-1; 152

7. Cedar Bluff; 4-0; 114

8. Abbeville; 4-0; 83

9. Addison; 4-1; 38

10. Ranburne; 4-0; 27

Others receiving votes: Cottage Hill (4-0) 17, Aliceville (3-1) 10, Ariton (3-2) 10, LaFayette (1-3) 7, Goshen (2-2) 5, Colbert Co. (4-1) 4, Collinsville (4-1) 3, Highland Home (3-1) 1, New Brockton (2-3) 1, Southern Choctaw (2-2) 1.

CLASS 1A

1. Lanett (24); 4-1; 341

2. Linden (5); 4-0; 281

3. Maplesville; 3-1; 201

4. St. Luke’s; 4-1; 179

5. South Lamar; 4-0; 166

6. Elba (1); 4-0; 156

7. Marengo; 4-1; 92

8. Georgiana; 4-1; 85

9. Pickens Co.; 3-1; 80

10. Brantley; 3-1; 54

Others receiving votes: Falkville (5-0) 42, Mars Hill Bible (4-0) 11, Isabella (3-1) 7, Sweet Water (1-3) 6, Wadley (3-1) 4, Marion Co. (4-1) 3, Spring Garden (3-1) 2.

AISA

1. Autauga Aca. (27); 4-1; 351

2. Monroe Aca. (3); 6-0; 272

3. Tuscaloosa Aca.; 4-1; 216

4. Chambers Aca.; 6-0; 215

5. Escambia Aca.; 4-1; 179

6. Pike Liberal Arts; 6-0; 153

7. Lakeside; 4-1; 97

8. Morgan Aca.; 5-1; 86

9. Bessemer Aca.; 3-3; 58

10. Wilcox Aca.; 5-0; 54

Others receiving votes: Kingwood (5-1) 9, Crenshaw Chr. (5-1) 8, Pickens Aca. (2-3) 5, Macon-East (4-1) 4, Glenwood (1-4) 2, Patrician (3-2) 1.