Princeton moves up to #8, Marceline earns a first-place vote, in weekly football media poll

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Updated: October 10, 2017

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The Princeton Tigers, now 8-0 and having earned the program’s first Grand River Conference championship since 2007, continue their steady climb up the high school football media poll, receiving 32 points and an 8th place position.  The top four in Class 1 remain the same, although the Lewis and Clark champion Marceline Tigers do have one first-place vote, while the other 14 tallies go to the #1 ranked Monroe City Panthers.  Penney High of Hamilton is ranked #4.

Saturday’s victory by Higginsville over rival Lexington for the MRVC East title sent the Huskers surging and the Minutemen dropping in the Class 2 poll, with the Huskers up three spots to #6 in the state, while Lexington drops from #5 to #9.  Chillicothe’s 14-7 road win at Smithville had no effect on the Hornets Class 3 rankings, with CHS holding at #5.  Surprisingly, the Warriors did not drop either, staying at #8 in Class 4.

Here is the complete high school football poll released Monday night by the Missouri Sportswriters and Sportscasters Association.

Statewide high school football rankings, as compiled by a 15-member panel of sportswriters and broadcasters. First-place votes in parenthesis. Panel is made up of Dion Clisso, PrepsKC; Sam McDowell, The Kansas City Star; Dave Kvidahl, STLHighschoolsports.com; Jim Powers, High School Sports Caravan; Cameron Teague, The Columbia Tribune; Tom Rackers, Jefferson City News-Tribune; Mike Scott, Ozone Sports; Harrison Keegan, The Springfield News-Leader; Tim Leible, The Rolla Daily News; Thomas Huitt-Johnson, The St. Joseph News-Press; J.B. Connoley, KRES radio; Chris Pobst, Sikeston Standard-Democrat; Matt King, The Daily Journal; Jason Peake, The Joplin Globe; Josh Mlot, Southeast Missourian.

First-place votes in parenthesis.

CLASS 6
Rank, team, Rec., Pts., LW

1. CBC (13), 7-1, 148, 1
2. Eureka (2), 8-0, 134, 2
3. Blue Springs, 6-2, 117, 3
4. Lee’s Summit West, 7-1, 105, 4
5. Kirkwood, 6-1, 97, 5
6. Park Hill, 6-2, 77, 6
7. Rock Bridge, 7-1, 52, 10
8. Lindbergh, 7-1, 39, 7
9. Hazelwood Central, 7-1, 32, 9
10. Rockhurst, 5-3, 21, 8
Also receiving votes: Francis Howell (6-2), 5; Ft. Zumwalt West (6-2), 1; Joplin (7-1), 1

CLASS 5
Rank, team, Rec., Pts., LW
1. Vianney (15), 8-0, 150, 1
2. Staley, 8-0, 133, 2
3. Fort Zumwalt North, 8-0, 122, 3
4. Liberty, 7-1, 104, 5
5. Fort Osage, 6-2, 89, 6
6. Poplar Bluff, 8-0, 60, 7
7. Pattonville, 4-3, 59, 8
8. Battle, 5-3, 46, 4
9. Sedalia Smith-Cotton, 8-0, 33, 9
10. Webster Groves, 4-2, 26, 10
Also receiving votes: Carthage (5-3), 3

CLASS 4
Rank, team, Rec., Pts., LW
1. Webb City (15), 7-0, 150, 1
2. Carl Junction, 7-1, 133, 2
3. Platte County, 7-1, 122, 4
4. Parkway Central, 7-1, 97, 5
5. Ladue, 6-2, 87, 6
6. Kearney, 6-2, 77, 3
7. St. Francis Borgia, 8-0, 52, 10
8. Smithville, 7-1, 29, 8
9. MICDS, 6-2, 26, NR
10. Parkway North, 4-4, 20, 7
Dropped out: No. 9 Camdenton
Also receiving votes: St. Mary’s (7-1), 17; Grain Valley (6-2), 5; Moberly (6-2), 4; West Plains (6-2), 4; Camdenton (6-2), 2

CLASS 3
Rank, team, Rec., Pts., LW
1. McCluer South-Berkeley (14), 6-0, 149, 1
2. Blair Oaks (1), 8-0, 135, 2
3. Park Hills Central, 8-0, 119, 3
4. Seneca, 8-0, 99, 4
5. Chillicothe, 7-1, 91, 5
6. Center, 7-1, 76, 6
7. Eldon, 7-1, 60, 7
8. Maryville, 6-2, 42, 8
9. Hogan Prep Academy, 8-0, 33, 9
10. Springfield Catholic, 7-1, 15, 10
Also receiving votes: Mexico (6-2), 6

CLASS 2
Rank, team, Rec., Pts., LW
1. Lamar (13), 7-0, 148, 1
2. Trinity (2), 7-0, 137, 2
3. Lutheran North, 8-0, 119, 3
4. Ava, 8-0, 98, 4
5. Cardinal Ritter, 7-1, 77, 6
6. Lafayette County, 8-0, 73, 9
7. North Callaway, 7-1, 68, 7
8. Palmyra, 7-1, 40, 8
9. Lexington, 7-1, 29, 5
10. South Callaway, 7-1, 28, 10
Also receiving votes: Malden (7-1), 8

CLASS 1
Rank, team, Rec., Pts., LW
1. Monroe City (14), 8-0, 149, 1
2. Marceline (1), 8-0, 133, 2
3. Valle Catholic, 7-1, 117, 3
4. Hamilton-Penney, 7-1, 102, 4
5. Lincoln, 8-0, 94, 5
6. Pierce City, 8-0, 79, 6
7. Fayette, 6-1, 60, 8
8. Princeton, 8-0, 32, 9
9. Sarcoxie, 8-0, 29, 10
10. Hayti, 6-2, 16, 7
Also receiving votes: Thayer (6-2), 6; East Buchanan (7-1), 4; Westran (6-2), 2; Adrian (8-0), 1; Crest Ridge (8-0), 1

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