Five Jackson County teams receive votes in AP prep football poll

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JACKSON COUNTY, Mississippi — East Central, Ocean Springs and Resurrection Catholic were each ranked in the top five statewide in their respective rankings in the Associated Press High School Football Poll this week, with East Highest ranked Central at No. 3 in Class 5A.

Gautier was the only other Jackson County school to receive votes in the poll, finishing just outside the top five in Class 5A. Outside of Jackson County, no other Mississippi Coast team received a vote this week.

Overall class (votes for first place in parentheses)

W.L. School

1. Brandon (5) (3-0)

2. Starkville (1) (4-0)

3. Picayune (4-0)

4. Ocean Springs (1) (3-0)

5. Madison Central (2-1)

6. Tupelo (4-0)

7. Oak Grove (3-1)

8. Louisville (3-1)

9. Colombia (4-0)

10. Jackson preparation (5-0)

Others receiving votes: Ridgeland 13, Madison-Ridgeland Aca. 8, Warren Central 2, East Central 2, Raleigh 1, West Lauderdale 1, Oxford 1, Itawamba AHS 1.

Class 1A

W.L. School

1. Simmons (3) (3-0)

2. Bay Springs (4) (3-1)

3. Biggerville (3-0)

4. resurrection catholic (3-0)

5. McEvans (3-1)

Others receiving votes: Sebastopol 13, West Lowndes 12, McAdams 8, Taylorsville 7, Vardaman 6, South Delta 6.

Class 2A

W.L. School

1. Central Scott (4) (3-1)

2. Baldwyn (2) (3-1)

3. Leflora (1) (2-1)

4. East Webster (3-1)

5. Mize (3-1)

Others receiving votes: Puckett 14, Charleston 13, Calhoun City 8, Bogue Chitto 6.

Class 3A

W.L. School

1. Raleigh (7) (4-0)

2. Amory (3-1)

3. Winona (3-0)

4. Jefferson Davis County (2-2)

5. Company (4-0)

Others receiving votes: Hazlehurst 13, Noxubee County 12, Clarksdale 6.

Class 4A

W.L. School

1. Colombia (2) (4-0)

2. Louisville (3) (3-1)

3. Poplarville (3-1)

4. West Lauderdale (1) (4-0)

5. Menden Hall (3-1)

(tie) Itawamba AHS (3-1)

Others receiving votes: Houston 21, Ripley 15.

Class 5A

W.L. School

1. Picayune (6) (4-0) 69 1

2. Ridgeland (1) (4-0)

3. Center-East (3-0)

4. West Point (1-2)

5. Laurel (3-2)

Others receiving votes: Gautier 13, Vicksburg 7, Florence 6, Holmes County Central 6.

Class 6A

W.L. School

1. Brandon (5) (3-0)

2. Starkville (1) (4-0)

3. Madison Central (2-1)

4. Sources of the ocean (1) (3-0)

5. Tupelo (4-0)

Others receiving votes: Oak Grove 26, Olive Branch 8.

Class private schools

W.L. School

1. Jackson Preparation (5) (5-0)

2. Madison-Ridgeland Aca. (2) (4-2)

3. Copiah Aca. (5-0)

(tie) Jackson Academy (4-1)

5. Tri-County Academy (5-0)

Others receiving votes: Heritage Academy 20, Parklane Academy 20, Hartfield Academy 8, Presbyterian Christian 6, Simpson Academy 6, St. Joseph, Greenville 6.

All members of The Associated Press of Mississippi are eligible to participate in the High School Football Survey. Those who voted for this week’s poll are: The Gazebo Gazette, Pass Christian; Delta Democrat-Times, Greenville; Greene Co Herald The Richton Dispatch; Greene County Herald, Leakesville; Starkville Daily News, Starkville; Vicksburg Post, Vicksburg; Mississippi Press, Pascagoula.

Warren Kulo of Mississippi Press contributed to this report.


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