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ASWA Polls: Shades Valley cracks Class 6A Top 10

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Hoover, Spanish Fort, Calera, Madison Academy, Washington County and Pickens County top the ASWA polls entering week six of the season. (abc3340.com) Hoover, Spanish Fort, Calera, Madison Academy, Washington County and Pickens County top the ASWA polls entering week six of the season. (abc3340.com)

The Alabama Sports Writers Association's latest high school football rankings entering week six of the season.

The biggest shakeup in the polls this week occurred in Class 4A as four new teams -- Andalusia, Bibb County, Sardis and Tallassee -- all cracked the Top 10 while Thomasville, Munford, Beauregard and Madison County dropped out of the rankings.

In Class 6A Hoover continued its stranglehold on the overall top spot after downing then-ranked No. 5 Vestavia Hills 17-7. The Bucs will now take its unblemished record on the road to meet the upstart, undefeated Bessemer City Tigers (5-0, 3-0) in a Region 5, Blitz Game of the Week showdown. Also in 6A, Shades Valley (5-0, 3-0) cracked the Top 10 after its 44-12 win at Thompson. The Mounties will look to keep its perfect record in tact when they host Hewitt-Trussville Friday night. The Huskies (2-3, 2-1) fell at home to Minor 34-23 in week five.

Class 5A has a new No. 1 this week:  Spanish Fort now reigns atop the poll, overtaking McAdory who fell in overtime last week to Center Point, 22-14. The Toros will visit St. Paul's, who jumped one spot in the poll to No. 8 following a 63-7 rout of Choctaw County.

Mike Raita and Jeff Sentell will break down the Hoover-Bessemer City matchup and offer up their predictions for the game and many others during Blitz Gameday beginning at 6:15 p.m. You can watch the coverage live on air or online here.

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(First place votes and record in parentheses).

 

Class 6A

W-L

Votes

Prev.

1.

Hoover (30)

(5-0)

 378

1

2.

Clay-Chalkville (2)

(5-0)

 288

2

3.

McGill-Toolen

(5-0)

 253

3

4.

Opelika

(5-0)

 227

4

5.

Bob Jones

(5-0)

 157

8

6.

Smiths Station

(5-0)

 142

10

7.

Vestavia Hills

(4-1)

 112

5

8.

Auburn

(4-1)

  83

9

9t.

Carver-Montgomery       

(4-1)

  55

6

9t.

Shades Valley

(5-0)

  55

NR

Dropped out of Top 10:  Tuscaloosa County.

Others receiving votes: Bessemer City (5-0) 28, Murphy (5-0) 18, Tuscaloosa Co. (4-1) 18, Spain Park (5-0) 6, Oxford (3-2) 4.

 

Class 5A

W-L

Votes

Prev.

1.

Spanish Fort (28)

(5-0)

 372

2

2.

Jackson (1)

(5-0)

 277

1

3.

Muscle Shoals (2)         

(5-0)

 265

4

4.

Homewood      

(4-1)

 188

6

5.

McAdory

(4-1)

 168

1

6.

Benjamin Russell

(4-1)

 145

8

7.

Center Point (1)

(5-0)

 134

NR

8.

St. Paul's

(4-1)

 102

9

9.

Saraland

(5-0)

  99

10

10.

Vigor

(4-1)

  32

7

Dropped out of Top 10:  Hartselle.

Others receiving votes: Hartselle (4-1) 20, Etowah (5-0) 10, Cullman (4-1) 6, Southside-Gadsden (5-0) 4, Demopolis (4-1) 2.

 

Class 4A

W-L

Votes

Prev.

1.

Calera (24)

(5-0)

 357

1

2.

UMS-Wright (5)

(4-1)

 285

2

3.

Charles Henderson (1)  

(5-0)

 257

3

4.

Central-Clay Co. (2)

(5-0)

 243

4

5.

Oneonta

(4-1)

 187

6

6.

Andalusia

(5-0)

 154

NR

7.

Dadeville

(4-1)

  79

5

8.

Bibb Co.

(5-0)

  73

NR

9.

Tallassee

(4-1)

  46

NR

10.

Sardis

(5-0)

  38

NR

Dropped out of Top 10:  Thomasville, Munford, Beauregard, Madison County.

Others receiving votes: Munford (4-1) 33, J.O.Johnson (4-1) 24, Ardmore (5-0) 22, Beauregard (3-2) 9, Cleburne Co. (4-1) 4, Dora (3-2) 4, Guntersville (4-1) 3, Brooks (4-1) 2, Jemison (4-1) 2, Childersburg (4-1) 1, Jacksonville (4-1) 1.

 

Class 3A

W-L

Votes

Prev.

1.

Madison Acad. (32)       

(5-0)

 384

1

2.

Piedmont

(5-0)

 287

2

3.

T.R.Miller

(5-0)

 257

3

4.

Fayette Co.

(4-1)

 187

6

5.

Straughn

(4-1)

 158

7

6.

Trinity

(4-1)

 143

8

7.

Saks

(5-0)

 124

9

8.

Colbert Co.

(5-0)

  97

NR

9.

Leeds

(3-2)

  74

5

10.

Lauderdale Co.

(4-1)

  49

NR

Dropped out of Top 10:  Deshler, Geraldine.

Others receiving votes: Dale Co. (5-0) 38, New Hope (4-1) 7, Hamilton (4-1) 6, Slocomb (4-1) 4, Geraldine (3-2) 3, Deshler (3-2) 2, Hanceville (4-1) 2, B.B. Comer (4-1) 1, W.S. Neal (3-2) 1.

 

Class 2A

W-L

Votes

Prev.

1.

Washington Co. (29)      

(5-0)

 374

1

2.

Mobile Chr.

(5-0)

 272

2

3.

Tanner (2)

(4-1)

 263

3

4.

Lanett

(5-0)

 213

4

5.

Lamar Co.

(5-0)

 184

5

6.

Fyffe

(4-1)

 159

6

7.

Fultondale

(5-0)

 104

NR

8.

Oakman

(4-1)

  98

7

9.

Luverne (1)

(5-0)

  83

NR

10.

G.W. Long

(4-1)

  16

10

Dropped out of Top 10:  Houston Academy, Walter Wellborn.

Others receiving votes: Ranburne (5-0) 13, Reeltown (3-2) 11, Sweet Water (3-2) 7, Woodland (3-2) 7, Cottonwood (4-1) 6, Houston Acad. (4-1) 6, Isabella (5-0) 5, Lexington (4-1) 3.

 

Class 1A

W-L

Votes

Prev.

1.

Pickens Co. (278)         

(5-0)

 372

1

2.

Maplesville (4)

(5-0)

 296

2

3.

Brantley

(4-1)

 252

3

4.

Addison

(5-0)

 226

4

5.

Marion Co.

(4-1)

 186

6

6.

Falkville

(5-0)

 138

NR

7.

McKenzie

(5-0)

 120

NR

8.

Geneva Co.

(4-1)

  53

5

9.

Linden

(3-2)

  47

7

10.

Loachapoka

(4-1)

  46

8

Dropped out of Top 10:  Berry, Hubbertville.

Others receiving votes: Valley Head (5-0) 45, Hubbertville (4-1) 9, Fayetteville (4-1) 8, Autaugaville (4-1) 6, Ragland (3-1) 5, Berry (2-3) 4, R.A. Hubbard (3-2) 4, Collinsville (4-1) 3, Donoho (4-1) 3, Marengo (4-1) 1.

     

 

 

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