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Lynx No. 7 in 3A, Hawks No. 9 in 1A in latest AP poll

Southeast Polk takes over top spot in Class 4A, Williamsburg the new 2A?No. 1

Webster City players run onto the field prior to the season opener against Spencer in August. DFJ photo/Troy Banning

WEBSTER CITY — Hamilton County has not one, but two ranked prep football teams.

Webster City moved up one spot to No. 7 in Class 3A, and South Hamilton entered the 1A Top 10 at No. 9 in the latest Associated Press rankings, which were voted on by a statewide panel of media members and released Monday afternoon.

The Lynx and Hawks both take 3-0 records into Week 4, and both will face significant tests. WCHS will travel to Humboldt to face the unbeaten Wildcats (3-0), while South Hamilton will host South Hardin (3-0), which is also perfect.

WCHS snuck by Ballard in Week 3, 8-7, on the strength of a touchdown late in the fourth quarter. South Hamilton went on the road and dominated previous No. 8-ranked Dike-New Hartford, 20-0.

Southeast Polk unseated seven-time defending state champion West Des Moines Dowling at the top of the 4A rankings following the Maroons’ upset loss to Johnston last Friday. Johnston entered the big class Top 10 at No. 8.

South Hamilton halfback Brock Galetich (9) races down the sideline against Roland-Story during Week 1 of the season last month. DFJ photo/Angela Hewitt

The other top-ranked teams this week include Dallas Center-Grimes (3A), Williamsburg (2A), OA-BCIG (1A), Grundy Center (A) and Don Bosco (8-man).

Williamsburg moved ahead of Prairie City-Monroe despite the fact that the Mustangs received nine of the 13 first-place votes. PCM was No. 1 in the previous two sets of rankings.

AP Football Poll

(First place votes)

CLASS 4A — 1. Southeast Polk (12); 2. Urbandale (1); 3. West Des Moines Dowling; 4. West Des Moines Valley; 5. Ankeny (1); 6. Waukee; 7. Iowa City West; 8. Johnston; 9. Cedar Rapids Washington; 10. Pleasant Valley.

CLASS 3A — 1. Dallas Center-Grimes (8); 2. Cedar Rapids Xavier (2); 3. Harlan (1); 4. Council Bluffs Lewis Central (1); 5. Washington (2); 6. Davenport Assumption; 7. Webster City; 8. Sergeant Bluff-Luton; 9. Decorah; 10. West Delaware.

CLASS 2A — 1. Williamsburg (3); 2. PCM (9); 3. West Lyon (1); 4. Central Lyon/George-Little Rock (1); 5. Mount Vernon; 6. Sioux Center; 7. Waukon; 8. Estherville-Lincoln Central; 9. Unity Christian; 10. Monticello.

CLASS 1A — 1. OA-BCIG (11); 2. Van Meter (1); 3. South Central Calhoun (2); 4. Underwood; 5. Sigourney-Keota; 6. Emmetsburg; 7. Durant; 8. Interstate 35; 9. South Hamilton; 10. Pleasantville.

CLASS A — 1. Grundy Center (9); 2. St. Ansgar (3); 3. Iowa City Regina (2); 4. Edgewood-Colesburg; 5. South Winneshiek; 6. Wapsie Valley; 7. Lisbon; 8. Logan-Magnolia; 9. West Hancock; 10. Southeast Valley.

CLASS 8-MAN — 1. Don Bosco (11); 2. Audubon (1); 3. CAM; 4. Remsen St. Mary’s (2); 5. Fremont Mills; 6. Montezuma; 7. Newell-Fonda; 8. Easton Valley; 9. Springville; 10. Gladbrook-Reinbeck.

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