Lexington Moves Up, River Bluff and Gilbert Return to Top 10 Rankings


The latest S.C. Prep Football Media Class 5A rankings has insured a Top 10 matchup this week between archrivals Lexington and River Bluff.

The Wildcats moved up to fourth in this week’s poll, while the Gators reentered following the 25-14 win over previously ranked and undefeated White Knoll.

The Week Seven contest is set for Oct. 7 at Wildcat Stadium.

Fellow Region 5-5A member Dutch Fork remained atop Class 5A during its bye week. The Silver Foxes face the Timberwolves  at home, looking to win its 29th consecutive region game. 

It was also a return to the Top 10 in Class 3A for Gilbert. The Indians snapped a two-game skid with a 48-25 victory at Lower State to tie Hanahan at number 10. In Class 4A, Irmo fell out of the Top 10 following its 20-14 loss at Richland Northeast.

In Class 2A, defending state champion Gray Collegiate moved up a notch to sixth. The War Eagles travel to Winnsboro for a region showdown with eighth-ranked Fairfield Central.

S.C. Prep Football Media Polls

Class 5A

  1. Dutch Fork (15)
  2. Dorman (2)
  3. Hillcrest (3)
  4. Lexington 
  5. Gaffney
  6. TL Hanna
  7. Summerville
  8. River Bluff
  9. Spartanburg
  10. Sumter

Others receiving votes: Byrnes, White Knoll, West Ashley, Fort Dorchester 

Class 4A 

  1. South Florence (17)
  2. AC Flora (2)

    3. West Florence (1) 

  1. Northwestern
  2. Catawba Ridge
  3. Ridge View
  4. South Pointe
  5. Indian Land
  6. Wilson
  7. Greenville

Others receiving votes: Westside, James Island, Easley, Irmo, York                       1

Class 3A

  1. Daniel (20)
  2. Dillon
  3. Clinton
  4. Powdersville
  5. Beaufort 
  6. Belton Honea-Path
  7. Camden
  8. Seneca 
  9. Loris 
  10. (tie) Gilbert,  Hanahan 

Others receiving votes: Manning, Pendleton, Chester, Brookland-Cayce, Emerald

Class 2A

  1. Saluda (12)
  2. Oceanside Collegiate (6)
  3. Barnwell (2)
  4. Abbeville
  5. Woodland
  6. Gray Collegiate
  7. Marion
  8. Fairfield Central
  9. Buford
  10. Andrews

Others receiving votes: Wade Hampton (H), Andrew Jackson, Strom Thurmond, Academic Magnet, Central

Lexington, River Bluff, Dutch Fork, Gilbert, Irmo


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