WCHS No. 6 in 3A for third week in a row

Webster City junior kicker Nathan Ferrell attempts a 32-yard field goal out of the hold by Dylan Steen during Friday’s 37-27 victory over Ballard at Lynx Field. WCHS remained at No. 6 in Class 3A in the latest Associated Press poll leading up to this Friday’s road date with No. 2 Dallas Center-Grimes. DFJ photo/Troy Banning

WEBSTER CITY — For the third straight week, the Webster City football team finds itself in the No. 6 slot in the Associated Press Class 3A poll, which was released yesterday afternoon.

The likelihood of the Lynx making it four straight weeks is slim to none.

With a showdown against No. 2-ranked Dallas Center-Grimes (5-0) in Grimes on Friday, WCHS (5-0) will have a chance to impress the voters. Of course, the support will mostly likely dwindle should the Mustangs hand the Lynx their first loss of the season and in their last 12 games.

DC-G began the season ranked behind the Lynx, but rocketed up the polls following a Week 2 10-7 victory over then No. 1 and three-time defending state champion Pella. It ended a 40-plus game winning streak by the Dutch.

WCHS secured 66 points from the statewide panel of sportswriters and broadcasters.

Solon remained in the top spot in 3A with seven first-place votes and 136 points. DC-G is on the Spartans’ heels; the Mustangs picked up a pair of first-place votes and accrued 132 points. Cedar Rapids Xavier (five first-place votes) is third, Sergeant Bluff-Luton (one first-place vote) fourth and Pella fifth.

All of the top-ranked teams remained the same again this week. Joining Solon at the top of the polls are West Des Moines Dowling (4A), Williamsburg (2A), West Lyon (1A), Council Bluffs St. Albert (A) and Don Bosco (8-man).

At No. 2 in the other classes are Iowa City West (4A), Boyden-Hull/Rock Valley (2A), Van Meter (1A), Gladbrook-Reinbeck (A) and Remsen St. Mary’s (8-man).