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Monroe, Seminole, Early get votes in AP prep football poll

Monroe, Seminole County and Early County drew early confidence votes from sportswriters around the state in the first AP Top 10 Poll of the season.

Monroe received seven votes in Class AAAA, while Early County got a vote in Class AA and Seminole County drew the most with 11 in Class A.

CORKY KELL CLASSIC TO BE BROADCAST LIVE ON GPB-TV: The annual Corky Kell Classic kicks off today at 9 a.m. in the Georgia Dome with the first of five games used to traditionally kick off the high school football season around the state.

Of local interest, Colquitt County opens at 2:30 p.m. against North Gwinnett.

All games are being shown live on Georgia Public Television.


Prep Preseason Poll

Class A

1 Eagle’s Landing Christian (4) 0-0 83

2 Lincoln County (1) 0-0 73

3 Landmark Christian 0-0 72

4 Savannah Christian Prep. (5) 0-0 67

5 Wilcox County 0-0 56

6 Wilkinson County 0-0 35

7 Calvary Day 0-0 27

8 Prince Avenue Christian 0-0 24

9 Aquinas 0-0 19

10 Charlton County 0-0 17

Others receiving votes: Mount Paran Christian 16, Darlington 13, Clinch County 11, Seminole County 11, Dooly County 8, Emanuel County Institute 8, George Walton 5, Marion County 4, Warren County 1.

Class AA

Record Pts

1 Calhoun (9) 0-0 99

2 Lamar County (1) 0-0 74

3 Fitzgerald 0-0 69

4 Cook 0-0 55

5 Dublin 0-0 51

6 Brooks County 0-0 50

7 Lovett 0-0 34

8 Westminster 0-0 27

9 Greater Atlanta Christian 0-0 20

10 Bremen 0-0 18

Others receiving votes: Thomasville 17, Wesleyan 14, Jefferson 12, Bowdon 5, McIntosh County Academy 2, Vidalia 1, Laney 1, Early County 1.

Class AAA

Record Pts

1 Peach County (5) 0-0 95

2 Buford (4) 0-0 92

3 Carver Columbus (1) 0-0 81

4 St. Pius X 0-0 64

5 Washington County 0-0 47

6 Elbert County 0-0 39

7 North Oconee 0-0 27

8 Appling County 0-0 23

9 Cedar Grove 0-0 21

(tie) Jefferson County 0-0 21

Others receiving votes: Thomson 19, Cartersville 6, Blessed Trinity 5, Pierce County 3, Adairsville 3, Dawson County 2, Henry County 1, East Jackson 1.

Class AAAA

Record Pts

1 Sandy Creek (5) 0-0 92

(tie) Burke County (5) 0-0 92

3 Cairo 0-0 72

4 Carrollton 0-0 67

5 Baldwin 0-0 35

(tie) Marist 0-0 35

(tie) Statesboro 0-0 35

8 Griffin 0-0 25

9 Stockbridge 0-0 16

10 Westside Macon 0-0 12

(tie) Stephens County 0-0 12

(tie) Perry 00 12

Others receiving votes: Mary Persons 10, Monroe 7, Jonesboro 7, Dalton 7, North Clayton 5, Ridgeland 3, Grady 3, LaGrange 3.

Class AAAAA

Record Pts 1

1 Tucker (6) 0-0 93

2 Northside Warner Robins (4) 0-0 90

3 Kell 0-0 64

4 East Paulding 0-0 45

5 MLK Jr. 0-0 42

6 Flowery Branch 0-0 41

7 Warner Robins 0-0 33

(tie) Stephenson 0-0 33

9 Gainesville 0-0 31

10 Ware County 0-0 24

(tie) Allatoona 0-0 24

Others receiving votes: Thomas County Central 18, Northgate 8, Pope 2, Clarke Central 1, Conyers Heritage 1.

Class AAAAAA

Record Pts

1 Grayson (10) 0-0 100

2 Walton 0-0 78

3 Colquitt County 0-0 66

4 Camden County 0-0 59

5 Lassiter 0-0 50

6 Norcross 0-0 35

7 Hillgrove 0-0 31

8 Lowndes 0-0 30

9 Brookwood 0-0 21

10 Valdosta 0-0 18

Others receiving votes: Lovejoy 15, Peachtree Ridge 13, North Gwinnett 11, McEachern 9, Dacula 6, Alpharetta 4, Marietta 3, Etowah 1.

All Associated Press members in Georgia are eligible to participate in the high school football poll. Those who voted for this week’s poll are: Albany Herald, Albany; Augusta Chronicle, Augusta; Columbus LedgerEnquirer, Columbus; Daily Citizen, Dalton; Times, Gainesville; Gwinnett Daily Post, Lawrenceville; Marietta Daily Journal, Marietta; Telegraph, Macon; Savannah Morning News, Savannah; Valdosta Daily Times, Valdosta.