Dora ranked for first time this season
by Johnathan Bentley
Oct 10, 2012 | 1589 views | 0 0 comments | 3 3 recommendations | email to a friend | print
Dora cracked the top 10 in the Alabama Sports Writers Association football poll released on Tuesday.

The Bulldogs are in the rankings for the first time since a two-week stint at No. 10 last year.

The Bulldogs are coming off a narrow 27-25 victory over three-time defending region champion Bibb County last week. Dora (5-1, 4-0) built a 27-7 lead and held off a late Bibb County rally.

Three other area teams received votes in the poll.

In Class 2A, Oakman (5-1, 4-0) picked up six votes, Winston County (5-1, 4-0) garnered two votes in Class 3A and Lynn (4-2, 2-2) picked up two votes in Class 1A.

Dora is tied atop the Class 4A, Region 4 standings with Jemison. Both teams are unbeaten in region play. The teams meet at Jemison in two weeks in a game that could decide the region champion.

The Bulldogs host Oak Grove (1-5, 1-3) this week.

Oneonta (6-0) holds down the No. 1 spot in Class 4A. The Redskins, who have 29 of 32 first-place votes, lost in the state championship game last year to Jackson, which is the No. 2 team in Class 5A.

Central-Clay County (6-0) is No. 2 and has two first-place votes. The school is the result of Clay County and Lineville combining this season. Central is followed by: Dadeville (6-0), who has the other first place vote, UMS-Wright (5-1), Handley (5-1), Beauregard (5-1), Thomasville (4-2), Madison County (5-1), Tallassee (5-1) and Dora.

The poll is sure to see a shake up next week. No. 2 Central-Clay plays at No. 5 Handley on Friday, looking to break a collective eight-game losing streak in the series.

Handley, the returning Class 3A state champion, owned a three-game winning streak against Clay County - with two wins last season including a 3A semifinal victory. The Tigers had also won their last five games and seven of the last 10 against Lineville.

Here is a look at the ASWA rankings

The prep football poll released by the Alabama Sports Writers Association. First-place votes are in parenthesis followed by record and total number of votes



Class 6A

1. Hoover (32) (6-0) 384

2. Clay-Chalkville (6-0) 276

3. McGill-Toolen (6-0) 254

4. Austin (6-0) 206

5. Carver-MGY (5-1) 192

6. Mountain Brook (6-0) 168

7. Vestavia Hills (5-1) 120

8. Auburn 5-1) 101

9. Central-PC (5-1) 42

10. Fairhope (5-1) 29

Others receiving votes: Spain Park (5-1) 11, Tuscaloosa Co. (5-1) 11, Davidson (5-1) 9, Pelham (5-1) 6, Daphne (3-3) 3, Dothan (5-1) 3, Stanhope Elmore (5-1) 3, Oxford (4-2) 2, Pell City (3-3) 2, Gadsden City (4-2) 1, Oak Mountain (5-1) 1



Class 5A

1. Muscle Shoals (28) (6-0) 371

2. Jackson (4) (6-0) 295

3. St. Paul’s (5-1) 244

4. Fort Payne (6-0) 188

5. Demopolis (6-0) 169

6. Homewood (5-1) 144

7. Spanish Fort (5-1) 125

8. Eufaula (5-1) 76

9. Hartselle (4-2) 70

10. Cullman (5-1) 59

Others receiving votes: Benjamin Russell (6-0) 37, Wenonah (6-0) 23, McAdory (6-0) 14, Vigor (5-1) 7, Chilton Co. (5-1) 2.



Class 4A

1. Oneonta (29) (6-0) 374

2. Central-Clay Co. (2) (6-0) 282

3. Dadeville (1) (6-0) 269

4. UMS-Wright (5-1) 223

5. Handley (5-1) 173

6. Beauregard (5-1) 159

7. Thomasville (4-2) 115

8. Madison Co. (5-1) 106

9. Tallassee (5-1) 49

10. Dora (5-1) 24

Others receiving votes: Brooks (5-1) 12, Sardis (5-1) 11, Fairview (5-1) 7, J.O. Johnson (5-1) 6, Jemison (5-1) 6, Calera (5-1) 4, Clarke Co. (4-2) 2, Jacksonville (5-1) 1, Lincoln (4-2) 1.



Class 3A

1. Piedmont (29) (6-0) 375

2. T.R. Miller (3) (6-0) 290

3. Leeds (5-1) 245

4. Hamilton (6-0) 216

5. Lauderdale Co. (5-1) 194

6. Madison Acad. (4-2) 137

7. Daleville (6-0) 114

8. Fayette Co. (5-1) 112

9. Bayside (3-3) 34

10. Colbert Co. (5-1) 30

Others receiving votes: Sylvania (5-1) 22, Saks (5-1) 20, W.S. Neal (5-1) 15, Geraldine (4-2) 11. Deshler (3-3) 4, Dale Co. (4-2) 2, Winston Co. (5-1) 2, Trinity (4-2) 1.



Class 2A

1. Tanner (30) (6-0) 375

2. Washington Co. (2) (6-0) 289

3. Fyffe (6-0) 256

4. Sweet Water (5-1) 225

5. Reeltown (5-1) 183

6. Walter Wellborn (5-1) 132

7. Elba (4-2) 118

8. Mobile Chr. (6-0) 95

9. G.W. Long (5-1) 74

10. N. Sand Mountain (5-1) 23

Others receiving votes: Vincent (5-1) 19, Lanett (5-1) 15, Woodland (4-2) 9, Oakman (5-1) 6, Horseshoe Bend (5-1) 3, Fultondale (4-2) 2.



Class 1A

1. Marion Co. (29) (6-0) 374

2. Linden (2) (6-0) 291

3. Brantley (1) (6-0) 250

4. Ragland (5-0) 208

5. Pickens Co. (6-0) 201

6. Cedar Bluff (6-0) 157

7. Maplesville (5-1) 139

8. Keith (6-0) 95

9. Spring Garden (6-0) 50

10. Collinsville (5-1) 21

Others receiving votes: Falkville (6-0) 18, Hackleburg (5-1) 18, Lynn (4-2) 2.



AISA

1. Edgewood (29) (8-0) 375

2. Monroe Acad. (2) (7-0) 288

3. Tuscaloosa Aca, (1) (7-0) 256

4. Lee-Scott (6-1) 209

5. Pickens Acad. (7-0) 194

6. Autauga Acad. (6-1) 153

7. Restoration (7-1) 126

8. Clarke Prep (6-1) 92

9. Fort Dale Acad. (5-2) 76

10. Patrician (5-2) 28

Others receiving votes: Glenwood (5-2) 19, Macon-East (5-2) 5, Cornerstone (6-2) 1, Escambia Acad. (4-3) 1, Marengo Acad. (4-3) 1.