Scots tied with Wilmington Hoggard in newest AP Poll

By: Staff report
Amber Hatten | Laurinburg Exchange The Fighting Scots remained ranked No. 5 in this week’s AP Poll, but are now sharing the slot with Wilmington Hoggard.

LAURINBURG — The Fighting Scots have been surpassed in the No. 5 spot by undefeated Wilmington Hoggard in this week’s Associated Press state high school football poll.

The Scots have been slated at No. 5 for the last five weeks, but are now sharing the slot with Wilmington Hoggard — as the two teams were separated by one vote.

Wake Forest earned seven first place votes to remain a top the 4A standings followed by No. 2 Mallard Creek, a team that earned two first-place votes. Heritage held tight to the No. 3 spot just ahead of No. 4 West Forsyth.

Charlotte Harding held steady at No. 7 while Greensboro Page tumbled from No. 8 to No. 9 as Kernersville Glenn moved up one spot.

Matthews Butler was bumped from the rankings after being No. 9 last week. Raleigh Cardinal Gibbsons made its debut apperance on the Ap Top 10 with a 9-0 record to earn the final slot.

The Associated Press state high school football poll for the week of Oct. 23, as voted upon by a statewide panel of prep sports writers, will be released weekly until the end of the regular season

Class 4A

1. Wake Forest (7) (9-0)

2. Charlotte Mallard Creek (2) (9-0)

3. Wake Forest Heritage (9-0)

4. West Forsyth (9-0)

5. Wilmington Hoggard (9-0)

(tie) Scotland County (7-1)

7. Charlotte Harding (9-1)

8. Kernersville Glenn (9-0)

9. Greensboro Page (8-1)

10. Raleigh Cardinal Gibbons (9-0)

Class 3A

1. Charlotte Catholic (9-0)

2. Wilmington New Hanover (9-0)

3. Waxhaw Marvin Ridge (9-0)

4. Lee County (9-0)

5. Greensboro Dudley (8-1)

6. Havelock (8-1)

7. Western Alamance (9-0)

8. Southern Nash (8-1)

9. Winston-Salem Mt. Tabor (7-2)

(tie) Clayton (9-0)

Class 2A

1. Belmont South Point (9-0)

2. Shelby (8-1)

3. Lenoir Hibriten (9-0)

4. Elizabeth City Northeastern (1) (9-0)

(tie) Reidsville (9-0)

6. East Duplin (9-0)

7. Wallace-Rose Hill (7-1)

8. North Davidson (8-1)

9. Burnsville Mountain Heritage (8-0)

10. Franklin (9-0)

Class 1A

1. Tarboro (10-0)

2. Mt. Airy (9-0)

3. Edenton Holmes (8-1)

4. East Wilkes (9-0)

5. North Duplin (9-0)

6. Mitchell County (8-1)

7. North Stanly (8-1)

8. Cherokee (9-0)

9. Murphy (7-2)

10. Bessemer City (8-1)

Amber Hatten | Laurinburg Exchange The Fighting Scots remained ranked No. 5 in this week’s AP Poll, but are now sharing the slot with Wilmington Hoggard.
https://www.laurinburgexchange.com/wp-content/uploads/2017/10/web1_IMG_0975.jpgAmber Hatten | Laurinburg Exchange The Fighting Scots remained ranked No. 5 in this week’s AP Poll, but are now sharing the slot with Wilmington Hoggard.

Staff report