PREP POLL: Hattiesburg moves up in Top 10

By STAFF REPORTS,

Hattiesburg was the big winner in this week’s Associated Press Prep Poll, as the Tigers climbed into the Top 5 after beating previously No. 4-ranked Oak Grove.

The Warriors dropped to No. 8 in the overall poll, and No. 5 in the 6A poll, while Hattiesburg stayed put behind West Point in 5A, which is the No. 1 team in the state.

Both Lumberton in 1A and PCS in Private Schools stayed at No. 3 in its respective polls, too.

Class Overall

School

W-L

Pts

Prv

1. West Point (8)

(3-0)

123

1

2. Pearl (5)

(4-0)

119

2

3. Tupelo

(4-0)

108

3

4. Madison Central

(3-0)

76

5

5. Hattiesburg

(4-0)

69

6

6. Starkville

(3-1)

57

T8

7. Warren Central

(3-1)

40

7

8. Oak Grove

(3-1)

34

4

9. Poplarville

(4-0)

27

10

10. Olive Branch

(4-0)

16

NR

Others receiving votes: Pontotoc 10, Cleveland Central 8, Brandon 8, North Panola 4, Picayune 4, Jackson Prep 3, Yazoo County 3, Northwest Rankin 3, Philadelphia 2, Simmons 1.

Class 6A

School

W-L

Pts

Prv

1. Pearl (10)

(4-0)

127

1

2. Tupelo (3)

(4-0)

120

2

3. Madison Central

(3-0)

94

4

4. Starkville

(3-1)

83

5

5. Oak Grove

(3-1)

45

3

Others receiving votes: Warren Central 20, Brandon 13, Meridian 6, Hancock 6, Oxford 6,

Class 5A

School

W-L

Pts

Prv

1. West Point (10)

(3-0)

127

1

2. Hattiesburg (2)

(4-0)

117

2

3. Olive Branch

(4-0)

99

3

4. Picayune

(3-1)

81

4

5. Cleveland Central (1)

(4-0)

77

5

Others receiving votes: Natchez 7, North Pike 6, Stone 6.

Class 4A

School

W-L

Pts

Prv

1. Poplarville (11)

(4-0)

128

1

2. Pontotoc (2)

(4-0)

117

2

3. East Central

(3-0)

105

3

4. Louisville

(3-1)

90

5

5. Noxubee County

(2-2)

49

4

Others receiving votes: Greene County 25, Itawamba AHS 6.

Class 3A

School

W-L

Pts

Prv

1. North Panola (8)

(4-0)

121

3

2. Charleston (1)

(3-1)

101

4

3. Hazlehurst (3)

(3-1)

97

1

4. Yazoo County (1)

(4-0)

95

5

5. Jefferson Davis County

(3-1)

73

2

Others receiving votes: South Pontotoc 21, Aberdeen 12.

Class 2A

School

W-L

Pts

Prv

1. Philadelphia (11)

(4-0)

128

1

2. Calhoun City (1)

(3-1)

111

2

3. Newton (1)

(4-0)

97

4

4. Perry Central

(4-0)

88

5

5. East Webster

(3-1)

47

3

Others receiving votes: Scott Central 28, Leland 14, Walnut 7.

Class 1A

School

W-L

Pts

Prv

1. Simmons (13)

(3-0)

130

1

2. Nanih Waiya

(4-0)

117

2

3. Lumberton

(3-1)

100

3

4. Smithville

(3-1)

82

4

5. Noxapater

(2-1)

57

5

Others receiving votes: Biggersville 12, Ray Brooks 8, Resurrection Catholic 7, Stringer 7.

Class Private Schools

School

W-L

Pts

Prv

1. Jackson Prep (13)

(4-0)

130

1

2. Jackson Aca.

(4-0)

111

2

3. Presbyterian Christian

(4-0)

96

3

4. Parklane Aca.

(5-0)

74

5

5. Madison-Ridgeland Aca.

(3-1)

71

4

Others receiving votes: Indianola Aca. 16, Oak Forest , La. 8, Cathedral 7, North Delta 7.

 

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All Associated Press members in Mississippi are eligible to participate in the high school football poll. Those who voted for this week's poll are: The Commercial Dispatch, Columbus; Bolivar Commercial, Cleveland; Greene County Herald, Leakesville; The Sun-Herald, Biloxi-Gulfport; The Hattiesburg Post , Hattiesburg; Enterprise-Journal, Mc Comb; The Natchez Democrat, Natchez; The Oxford Eagle, Oxford; Starkville Daily News, Starkville; Northeast Mississippi Daily Journal, Tupelo; The Vicksburg Post, Vicksburg; WCBI-TV, Columbus; WTVA-TV, Tupelo.