New High School Football Poll Reveals the Same Old Names on Top
The weekly Associated Press Indiana High School Football poll is out, and it's beginning to sound like a broken record.
In total, eight area schools find themselves within the top 15 of their respective classes, three of which are ranked number one.
In Class 4A, the Reitz Panthers are number one yet again after a 55-0 dismantling of Bosse last week, keeping them undefeated and setting the stage for a match up with the also undefeated Mater Dei Wildcats for the City and Conference titles this Friday night at the Bowl.
Elsewhere in 4A, despite a 7-1 record after defeating Washington 49-0 last week, the Jasper Wildcats slip one spot to number five in this week's poll while Harrison sits at number 13 after another nail-biter with Memorial which saw the Warriors win 29-28 on a five yard fumble recovery by C.J. Hedgepeth with 1:52 left on the clock.
In 3A, the Gibson Southern Titans remain at number one after another dominating 77-16 win over Tell City. Over the first eight weeks of the season, the Titans have outscored opponents by a total of 484-45, never scoring less than 42 points in a game. They'll wrap up the regular season with a trip to Huntingburg to face Southridge Friday night.
Two spots below them at number three sits the 7-1 Heritage Hills Patriots who jump up two spots in this week's poll. The Patriots will travel to Rockport to take on the 2-6 Rebels of South Spencer. The aforementioned Southridge Raiders find themselves just outside the top 10 in Class 3A at number 13.
Finally, in Class 2A the Mater Dei Wildcats continue their death-grip on the number one spot (they've had it since the preseason) as they get ready for the annual Battle of the Bowl against the Panthers.