Fighting Scots hold steady at No. 6 in AP Poll


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Amber Hatten | Laurinburg Exchange Fighting Scots running back Shyeam “Smiley” McQueen and the rest of the Scots offense will return to the field Friday after two weeks off. Despite the extra bye week, the Scots held steady at No. 6 in this week’s AP Poll.


LAURINBURG — After two weeks off the field the Fighting Scots held strong to their No. 6 ranking in this week’s Associated Press state high school football poll.

The 4A rankings didn’t change much as all of the Top 10 teams won their games. Despite the extra bye week, the Scots landed at No. 6 with their 1-1 record behind five undefeated teams. Wake Forest earned eight first place votes while Mallard Creek earned three.

West Forsyth found itself at No. 3 followed by the Scots next opponent No. 4 West Mecklenburg followed by No. 5 Wake Forest Heritage.

Wilmington Hoggard earned the No. 7 spot and will play the Sandhills Athletic Conference’s only remaining undefeated team — Purnell Swett — this week. Myers Park held steady in the No. 8 spot while No. 9 Greensboro Page and No. 10 East Forsyth rounded out the list as the only other Top 10 teams with a loss.

Pinecrest was knocked out of the Top 10 list after a 24-20 loss to Providence last week.

The Associated Press state high school football poll for the week of Sept. 11, as voted upon by a statewide panel of prep sports writers, will be released weekly until the end of the regular season:

Class 4-A

1. Wake Forest (8) (4-0)

2. Charlotte Mallard Creek (3) (3-0)

3. West Forsyth (4-0)

4. West Mecklenburg (4-0)

5. Wake Forest Heritage (4-0)

6. Scotland County (1-1)

7. Wilmington Hoggard (3-0)

8. Charlotte Myers Park (4-0)

9. Greensboro Page (3-1)

10. East Forsyth (3-1)

Class 3-A

1. Greensboro Dudley (4-0)

2. Charlotte Catholic (4-0)

3. Wilmington New Hanover (4-0)

4. Weddington (3-0)

5. Winston-Salem Mt. Tabor (3-1-0)

6. Lee County (4-0)

7. Eastern Guilford (3-1)

8. Waxhaw Marvin Ridge (4-0)

9. Southern Nash (4-0)

10. Havelock (3-1-0)

Class 2-A

1. Shelby (4-0)

2. Belmont South Point (4-0)

3. Lenoir Hibriten (4-0)

4. Wallace-Rose Hill (4-0)

5. Elizabeth City Northeastern (3-0)

6. Reidsville (4-0)

7. East Duplin (4-0)

8. North Davidson (2-1-0)

9. Burnsville Mountain Heritage (3-0)

10. East Bladen (3-0)

Class 1-A

1. Tarboro (4-0)

2. Edenton Holmes (4-0)

3. Murphy (3-1)

4. Mt. Airy (4-0)

5. Mitchell County (4-0)

6. East Wilkes (4-0)

7. Chocowinity Southside (4-0)

8. West Montgomery (2-1-0)

9. North Rowan (3-1-0)

10. North Stanly (3-0)

Amber Hatten | Laurinburg Exchange Fighting Scots running back Shyeam “Smiley” McQueen and the rest of the Scots offense will return to the field Friday after two weeks off. Despite the extra bye week, the Scots held steady at No. 6 in this week’s AP Poll.
http://www.laurinburgexchange.com/wp-content/uploads/2017/09/web1_IMG_0936.jpgAmber Hatten | Laurinburg Exchange Fighting Scots running back Shyeam “Smiley” McQueen and the rest of the Scots offense will return to the field Friday after two weeks off. Despite the extra bye week, the Scots held steady at No. 6 in this week’s AP Poll.

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