Three Local Teams Headline First State Football Media Poll

After claiming road victories to start the 2022 football season, Christian Brothers, St. Mary’s, and Lutheran St. Charles are in the top slot of their respective classes in the initial State Media Poll as voted on by members of the media from around the state.

The Cadets are coming off a 42-27 win over Milton, Ga., in a game played at Tom Benson Hall of Fame Stadium in Canton, Ohio, while the Dragons traveled to Oakland Avenue in South Coty and defeated St. Louis University High School 42-10 Friday evening. Lutheran St. Charles hit the road to Colorado and brought home a 26-16 win over Denver Lutheran.

CBC remained in Class 6 after the Missouri State High School Activities Association released the new classifications last Friday morning. Both St. Mary’s and Lutheran St. Charles moved up a class as the Dragons are now in Class 4 while Lutheran St. Charles is now in Class 3.

First-place votes in parenthesis. 

CLASS 6

Rank, team, Rec., Pts.

  1. CBC (10), 1-0, 100 
  2. Liberty North, 1-0, 88 
  3. Lee’s Summit North, 0-1, 72
  4. T4. DeSmet, 0-1, 67, T4. Nixa, 1-0, 67
  1. Raymore-Peculiar, 1-0, 54
  2. Troy, 1-0, 40
  3. Marquette, 1-0, 19
  4. Joplin, 1-0, 18
  5. SLUH, 0-1, 13

Also receiving votes: Rockhurst (0-1), 10; Kickapoo (1-0), 1; Park Hill (1-0), 1  

CLASS 5

Rank, team, Rec., Pts.

  1. Carthage (10), 1-0, 100
  2. T2. Fort Osage, 1-0, 77 , T2. Webb City, 0-1, 77
  1. Francis Howell, 1-0, 68
  2. Lebanon, 1-0, 51 
  3. Jackson, 0-1, 45
  4. MICDS, 1-0, 43 
  5. North Kansas City, 1-0, 35 
  6. Jefferson City Helias, 1-0, 27
  7. Holt, 0-1, 15

Also receiving votes: Glendale (1-0), 5; Grain Valley (0-1), 5; Camdenton (1-0), 2

CLASS 4

Rank, team, Rec., Pts.

  1. St. Mary’s (7), 1-0, 97
  2. Smithville (3), 1-0 92
  3. T3. Nevada, 1-0, 69, T3. Vashon, 1-0, 69
  1. Kearney, 1-0, 55
  2. Union, 1-0, 39
  3. Hillsboro, 1-0, 32
  4. Center, 1-0, 30
  5. West Plains, 1-0, 26
  6. Hannibal, 0-1, 22

Also receiving votes: Lincoln College Prep (1-0), 10; St. Dominic (1-0), 5; Carl Junction (1-0), 2; North County (1-0), 2

CLASS 3

Rank, team, Rec., Pts.

  1. Lutheran St. Charles (7), 1-0, 96 
  2. St. Pius X (2), 1-0, 88 
  3. Cardinal Ritter (1), 1-0, 82
  4. Lutheran North, 1-0, 66
  5. Pleasant Hill, 1-0, 46 
  6. Chillicothe, 1-0, 43
  7. Reeds Spring, 1-0, 40
  8. Valle Catholic, 1-0, 28
  9. Kennett, 1-0, 19
  10. Maryville, 0-1, 18

Also receiving votes: Park Hills Central (1-0), 10; Odessa (1-0), 9; Southern Boone (0-1), 4; Oak Grove (0-1), 1

CLASS 2

Rank, team, Rec., Pts.

  1. Lamar (10), 1-0, 100 
  2. Blair Oaks, 1-0, 81
  3. Lafayette County, 1-0, 79 
  4. Richmond, 1-0, 60 
  5. Seneca, 1-0, 54
  6. Hallsville, 1-0, 53
  7. Ava, 1-0, 28
  8. Lift for Life, 1-0, 25
  9. Mountain Grove, 1-0, 19
  10. Bowling Green, 1-0, 18

Also receiving votes: St. Michael (1-0), 17; St. Francis Borgia (1-0), 7; Centralia (1-0), 3; MV-Liberty (1-0), 3; Fair Grove (1-0), 2; Macon (1-0), 1

CLASS 1

Rank, team, Rec., Pts.

  1. East Buchanan (10), 1-0, 100
  2. Monroe City, 1-0, 86
  3. Thayer (0-0), 69 
  4. Mid Buchanan, 1-0, 68 
  5. Marionville, 1-0, 46
  6. Adrian, 1-0, 38
  7. Harrisburg, 1-0, 26
  8. Lincoln, 1-0, 22
  9. St. Vincent, 1-0, 20
  10. Hayti, 0-1, 15

Also receiving votes: Hamilton-Penney (0-1), 14; Fayette (1-0), 12; Gallatin (1-0), 10; Duchesne (0-1), 9; Butler (1-0), 8; Ash Grove (1-0), 7 

 

Jim Powers
Jim Powers

Jim Powers has been covering prep sports in the St. Louis area for 15+ years and a part of the Missouri State High School Activities Association Championship Broadcasts for the past 11 years. Powers is also a part of the Fox 2 Verlo Mattress Prep Zone Friday nights at 10:10 during the football and basketball seasons. If you have a prep sports story, please contact Jim at japowers2421@yahoo.com. Follow Jim at @hssportscaravan