High School Sports

Few changes in prep football poll

The AP GHSA high school football poll remains largely unchanged heading into the second week of the football season.

The biggest changes occurred in Class A where Eagle’s Landing Christian fell from the top spot to No. 6 following a close loss to Washington County, which is ranked No. 4 in Class AAA. Lincoln County takes over as the new No. 1, while Wilcox County and Calvary Day follow in the next two spots after moving up from No. 5 and No. 7, respectively. Wilkinson County moved up two spots to No. 4.

Peach County retained its spot on top of the Class AAA poll, pulling seven first-place votes to Buford’s two and Carver-Columbus’ one. WACO moved up a spot to No. 4 after beating ELCA.

Sandy Creek holds the top spot in Class AAAA after being tied at No. 1 with Burke County last week. The Bears fell to No. 8 following a loss to Thomson. Baldwin moved up one spot to No. 4, while Westside and Perry fell just outside the top 10.

Northside remained at No. 2 in Class AAAAA after an off week, while Tucker strengthened its lead on the top spot with a win over Cedar Grove. Northside, which plays No. 4 Flowery Branch this week, received only one first-place vote a week after getting four. Warner Robins dropped two spots to No. 9 despite not playing.

Fitzgerald moved up one spot to No. 2 in Class AA following its win over Jefferson County. Lamar County and Dublin fell to No. 3 and No. 7, respectively, despite not playing. Vidalia entered the poll at No. 10.