Straughn joins Andalusia and Opp in latest ASWA football poll

Published 7:30 am Friday, September 2, 2022

Andalusia and Opp now have some company as Straughn was recognized in the latest Alabama Sports Writers Association state football rankings released Wednesday.

The Bulldogs currently sit at 2-0 on the season and remain in the number three slot in Class 4A. Andalusia will begin region play tonight at Dale County.

Voted Class 3A’s number five team, the Bobcats earned one first-place vote in this week’s poll and are scheduled to host Northside Methodist in a region matchup tonight. Opp comes into the contest with a 1-1 overall record and 1-0 in 3A Region 2.

The Tigers found their way into the rankings for the first time this season after winning their season opener over Pike County last week. With a 1-0 overall and 3A Region 2 record, Class 3A’s eighth-ranked Straughn will play Daleville in another region contest tonight.

The complete rankings for Classes 4A and 3A are as follows:

Class 4A
Team (first-place); W-L; Pts

  1. Catholic-Montgomery (15); 2-0; 217
  2. Handley (2); 2-0; 174
  3. Andalusia; 2-0; 152
  4. Jacksonville (2); 2-0; 139
  5. Northside (1); 2-0; 125
  6. Oneonta; 2-0; 100
  7. Jackson; 1-0; 80
  8. Anniston; 2-0; 67
  9. Montgomery Aca.; 1-1; 36
  10. Cherokee Co.; 2-0; 19

Others receiving votes: Etowah (1-1) 10, Priceville (2-0) 10, Orange Beach (0-0) 3, Bibb Co. (1-1) 2, Deshler (2-0) 2, T.R. Miller (1-1) 2, Bayside Aca. (2-0) 1, West Morgan (2-0) 1.

Class 3A
Team (first-place); W-L; Pts

  1. Piedmont (9); 0-1; 199
  2. Winfield (4); 2-0; 156
  3. Mars Hill Bible (4); 1-1; 155
  4. St. James (2); 1-1; 127
  5. Opp (1); 1-1; 103
  6. Mobile Chr.; 1-1; 100
  7. Gordo; 1-1; 89
  8. Straughn; 1-0; 34
  9. Alabama Chr.; 0-1; 31
  10. Hillcrest-Evergreen; 1-1; 24

Others receiving votes: Houston Aca. (2-0) 22, Sylvania (1-0) 20, Thomasville (1-0) 20, Saks (1-1) 19, Excel (1-0) 18, Flomaton (1-1) 8, Dadeville (1-0) 7, Fayette Co. (2-0) 3, Walter Wellborn (1-1) 3, Phil Campbell (2-0) 2.