Vincent ranked for first time in 10 years, Thompson jumps to No. 3

Published 8:12 am Wednesday, September 28, 2022

By LAUREN SEXTON | Sports Reporter

It is a little over the midway point of the 2022 football season and some local teams have fought and clawed their way up into the top 10, while others have attempted to remain on the radar.

Thompson has remained ranked in the 7A classification and has now found itself at the No. 3 spot for week seven. The Warriors entered the season at No. 1 before losing to Buford and Lipscomb in early August. The three-time defending Class 7A State Champions have found their way back up in the rankings after their recent string of victories this season.

The Warriors are now 3-0 for their region and 4-2 for the season. There is still time before schools start to prepare for the playoff process, and the Warriors had a big opportunity to cement their standing with a big game against Hewitt-Trussville on Sept. 30.

It has been a historic year for the Vincent Yellow Jackets as they are ranked No. 8 in the 2A classification. This is the first time in a decade that the Yellow Jackets have been ranked among the top ten schools in the 2A. The Jackets have been near the top 10 for the past several weeks and have now jumped in front of No. 9 B.B. Comer, who they lost to in the final seconds of week five.

The Yellow Jackets are now 5-1 overall this season and 2-1 in region play. The offense is averaging near 50 points per game, while the defense is giving up 12.7 points per game.

Vincent took on Ranburne on Friday, Sept. 30 looking to add to the historic start. For updates on that game and to see if the Yellow Jackets improved to 6-1, visit Shelbycountyreporter.com.

Briarwood and Helena continue to be considered each week as well.

The Lions came in at No. 15 in the 6A classification in the most recent standings. Once the No. 4 team, they fell out of the top 10 with losses to Clay-Chalkville and Pelham, but recently bounced back with a statement win against Oak Mountain.

Christopher Vinizza had a huge game against Eagles on Friday, Sept. 23, holding a 28-0 lead for a majority of the first half of the game.

Now at No. 17, Helena is 5-1 with three consecutive wins. The Huskies are coming off three close wins, winning each of the past three games by seven points or less.

Helena squared off in a pivotal game with Briarwood on Sept. 30, and results are available at Shelbycountyreporter.com.

STATE RANKINGS

This week’s Alabama Sports Writers Association high school football rankings with first-place votes, win-loss record and total poll points:

CLASS 7A

Team (first-place); W-L; Pts

  1. Auburn (18); 6-0; 234
  2. Fairhope (1); 5-0; 165
  3. Thompson (1); 4-2; 156
  4. Hoover; 5-1; 154
  5. Central-Phenix City; 4-2; 111
  6. Hewitt-Trussville; 4-2; 91
  7. Enterprise; 3-2; 75
  8. Dothan; 5-1; 71
  9. Opelika; 4-2; 36
  10. Tuscaloosa Co.; 4-1; 30

Others receiving votes: Austin (4-2) 6, Sparkman (4-1) 6, Prattville (3-2) 4, Vestavia Hills (2-3) 1.

 

CLASS 6A

Team (first-place); W-L; Pts

  1. Saraland (11); 6-0; 205
  2. Clay-Chalkville (7); 5-1; 176
  3. Theodore; 6-0; 151
  4. Hillcrest-Tuscaloosa (2); 6-0; 150
  5. Mountain Brook; 5-1; 131
  6. Hartselle; 6-0; 110
  7. Pinson Valley; 3-2; 77
  8. Muscle Shoals; 5-0; 63
  9. Carver-Montgomery; 5-0; 21
  10. Decatur; 5-0; 17

Others receiving votes: Gardendale (3-2) 15, Homewood (4-2) 6, Pike Road (3-2) 5, Benjamin Russell (4-1) 3, Briarwood (3-2) 3, McGill-Toolen (3-2) 3, Helena (5-1) 2, Center Point (5-1) 1, Wetumpka (5-1) 1.

 

CLASS 5A

Team (first-place); W-L; Pts

  1. UMS-Wright (19); 5-0; 237
  2. Leeds; 5-0; 165
  3. Guntersville (1); 6-0; 156
  4. Moody; 6-0; 131
  5. Pleasant Grove; 4-1; 113
  6. Ramsay; 4-2; 95
  7. Gulf Shores; 5-1; 94
  8. Vigor; 3-2; 44
  9. Beauregard; 5-0; 43
  10. Eufaula; 4-1; 20

Others receiving votes: Arab (5-1) 16, Demopolis (5-1) 8, Faith-Mobile (4-1) 6, Fairview (4-1) 5, Charles Henderson (4-1) 4, Williamson (5-1) 2, Southside-Gadsden (5-1) 1.

 

CLASS 4A

Team (first-place); W-L; Pts

  1. Catholic-Montgomery (16); 6-0; 225
  2. Handley (4); 6-0; 185
  3. Andalusia; 6-0; 160
  4. Anniston; 6-0; 134
  5. Oneonta; 6-0; 129
  6. Priceville; 6-0; 75
  7. Jacksonville; 4-2; 71
  8. Northside; 4-1; 49
  9. Cherokee Co.; 5-1; 42
  10. T.R. Miller; 4-1; 32

Others receiving votes: Deshler (6-0) 14, Etowah (4-1) 7, West Morgan (5-0) 6, Corner (5-0) 5, Orange Beach (3-1) 3, Randolph (4-1) 2, Jackson (3-2) 1.

 

CLASS 3A

Team (first-place); W-L; Pts

  1. Mars Hill Bible (13); 5-1; 213
  2. Gordo (3); 5-1; 163
  3. Piedmont (2); 3-2; 156
  4. Opp (1); 5-1; 135
  5. Winfield; 4-1; 104
  6. St. James; 4-2; 81
  7. Houston Aca.; 5-0; 79
  8. Mobile Chr.; 4-2; 74
  9. Dadeville (1); 5-0; 42
  10. Fayette Co.; 5-0; 29

Others receiving votes: Straughn (4-1) 20, Thomasville (4-1) 14, Excel (4-1) 12, Sylvania (4-1) 5, Trinity (5-1) 5, Madison Aca. (3-2) 4, Randolph Co. (5-0) 4.

 

CLASS 2A

Team (first-place); W-L; Pts

  1. Fyffe (20); 5-0; 240
  2. Highland Home; 6-0; 179
  3. Ariton; 5-1; 160
  4. Aliceville; 5-1; 133
  5. Isabella; 5-0; 111
  6. Pisgah; 4-1; 76
  7. Reeltown; 3-1; 64
  8. Vincent; 5-1; 45
  9. B.B. Comer; 4-2; 39
  10. G.W. Long; 3-2; 34

Others receiving votes: Southeastern-Blount (5-0) 21, Collinsville (4-1) 9, Lexington (4-1) 9, Luverne (4-2) 9, J.U. Blacksher (4-2) 6, Hatton (4-1) 2, Tanner (4-2) 2, West End-Walnut Grove (5-1) 1.

 

CLASS 1A

Team (first-place); W-L; Pts

  1. Elba (15); 5-0; 225
  2. Leroy (5); 4-0; 195
  3. Linden; 5-0; 143
  4. Sweet Water; 3-1; 124
  5. Brantley; 4-2; 106
  6. Valley Head; 5-0; 103
  7. Spring Garden; 5-1; 79
  8. Meek; 5-0; 60
  9. Loachapoka; 5-0; 40
  10. Pickens Co.; 4-2; 27

Others receiving votes: Georgiana (6-0) 16, Millry (5-1) 13, Lynn (4-1) 9.

 

AISA

Team (first-place); W-L; Pts

  1. Patrician (16); 5-0; 227
  2. Lee-Scott (3); 5-0; 186
  3. Jackson Aca. (1); 6-0; 156
  4. Autauga Aca.; 3-1; 120
  5. Macon-East; 4-1; 116
  6. Lowndes Aca.; 4-1; 107
  7. Clarke Prep; 4-1; 77
  8. Chambers Aca.; 4-2; 67
  9. Crenshaw Chr.; 4-1; 47
  10. Glenwood; 2-3; 35

Others receiving votes: Banks Aca. (3-2) 1, Morgan Aca. (3-2) 1.