The Final AP HS football polls are in: Ragsdale finishes #2 in the State

Posted by Andy Durham on November 11, 2009 at 1:10 pm under High School | 4 Comments to Read

from www.thetimesnews.com:

Class 4-A
1. Matthews Butler (10) (10-0) 100 1
2. Jamestown Ragsdale (11-0) 80 4
3. Charlotte Independence (10-1) 67 2
4. Richmond County (10-1) 58 5
(tie) Wake Forest-Rolesville (11-0) 58 5
6. Winston-Salem Reynolds (11-0) 53 5
7. Fayetteville Britt (10-1) 37 3
8. Greensboro Dudley (10-1) 36 10
(tie) Mallard Creek (10-1) 36 8
10. Harnett Central (11-0) 8

Others receiving votes: West Forsyth 6, Asheville Reynolds 4, Winston-Salem Mt. Tabor 3, Greensboro Page 2, Southern Durham 2.

Class 3-A
1. West Rowan (10) (11-0) 100 1
2. Hertford County (11-0) 75 3
(tie) Lenoir Hibriten (11-0) 75 2
4. Asheville (9-0-1) 60 4
5. Eastern Alamance (10-1) 54 5
6. Northern Guilford (10-1) 51 6

7. Waynesville Tuscola (9-1-1) 46 7
8. Havelock (10-1) 38 8
9. Belmont South Point (9-2) 28 9
10. Hope Mills Gray’s Creek (10-1) 11

Others receiving votes: Kannapolis Brown 2, South Johnston 2, Northeast Guilford 2, Fayetteville Westover 2, Franklin 1, Wilson Hunt 1, Gastonia Forestview 1, West Craven 1.

Class 2-A
1. Reidsville (8) (11-0) 98 1
2. SouthWest Edgecombe (2) (11-0) 92 2
3. East Duplin (11-0) 73 3
4. Newton-Conover (10-1) 57 5
(tie) Tarboro (10-1) 57 4
6. East Bladen (11-0) 53 6
7. Catawba Bandys (10-1) 34 8
8. Shelby (10-1) 33 7
9. Kinston (9-2) 25 9
10. East Lincoln (9-2) 16 10

Others receiving votes: Thomasville 7, Burnsville Mountain Heritage 3, Pittsboro Northwood 1, Polk County 1.

Class 1-A
1. Mt. Airy (8) (11-0) 98 1
2. Southwest Onslow (1) (11-0) 86 2
3. Monroe (11-0) 71 4
4. Albemarle (1) (11-0) 70 3
5. Manteo (11-0) 61 6
6. Pender County (9-1) 41 8
7. East Surry (10-1) 39 5
8. Wallace-Rose Hill (9-2) 37 9
9. Kernersville Bishop McGuinness (9-2) 18 10
10. Hendersonville (9-2) 13 7

Others receiving votes: Robbinsville 12, Swain County 2, Murphy 1, Creswell 1.


  • Rev. D said,

    Who votes on these polls any way. Northern is behind two teams, one whom they beat in the regular season and one with only 9 wins and a tie

  • Congrats said,

    Congrats to all the area teams

  • Andy said,

    RALEIGH — This is the final Associated Press state high school football poll for the 2009 season in North Carolina, first-place votes in parentheses, records and total points as voted upon by a statewide panel of prep sports writers.

    This is the customary attachment that goes with the poll for clarification purposes…..

  • mark said,

    Good job by the Ragsdale Tigers this year. Polls mean nothing since the title is won or lost on the field but the ranking certainly does recognize the team has performed above even the lofty pre-season projections they had. I know there were people saying Ragsdale would be really good this year but there were many doubters too Of course now the fun really starts.

    As to Northern’s ranking – I can understand Asheville getting ahead of them. 9-0-1 is unbeaten. But I have a hard time with Eastern Alamance still being ranked ahead. I know some of the posters around the state don’t pay attention every week but you would think by season’s end they would have been made aware that Northern beat them and was killing every other team they played since.