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Gainesville, Flowery Branch near top of football poll
Buford at top spot in Class AA
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Preseason Poll

The Associated Press

Class AAAAA

1. Camden County (2) 44

2. Peachtree Ridge (1) 42

3. Lowndes (1) 41

4. Grayson (1) 35

5. Northside-Warner Robins 25

6. Newnan 18

T7. North Gwinnett 16

T7. Stephenson 16

T9. Lassiter 7

T9. Woodstock 7

Others receiving votes: MLK Jr. 6, Norcross 6, Etowah 3, Kell 3, Harrison 2, Collins Hill 2, Union Grove 1, Warner Robins 1,

Class AAAA

1. Tucker (3) 47

2. Southwest Dekalb (1) 39

3. Rome 37

4. Marist 31

5. Griffin (1) 27

6. Sandy Creek 21

7. Westside-Macon 20

8. Statesboro 14

9. Hillgrove 11

10. Brunswick 8

Others receiving votes: Thomas County Central 6, North Clayton 6, Sequoyah 3, Loganville 3, Evans 2,

Class AAA

1. Carver-Columbus (3) 47

2. Gainesville 39

3. Flowery Branch (1) 38

4. Baldwin 30

T5. Cairo (1) 27

T5. LaGrange 27

7. Peach County 23

8. Jackson 14

T9. Washington County 10

T9. Carrollton 10

Others receiving votes: Ridgeland 4, Woodward Academy 3, Cartersville 2, Burke County 1,

Class AA

1. Buford (5) 50

2. Calhoun 45

3. Fitzgerald 34

4. Jefferson County 25

5. Lovett 20

6. Pepperell 17

7. Thomasville 16

8. Callaway 15

9. Brooks County 13

10. Dublin 10

Others receiving votes: Jefferson 9, Charlton County 9, Adairsville 5, Swainsboro 4, Greater Atlanta Christian 3,

Class A

1. Wesleyan (4) 49

2. Wilcox County (1) 44

3. Emanuel County Institute 34

4. Clinch County 31

5. Wilkinson County 29

T6. Brookstone 27

T6. Lincoln County 27

8. Savannah Christian Prep. 10

9. Bremen 7

10. Turner County 6

Others receiving votes: Johnson County 5, Twiggs County 3, Bowdon 3,

The Gainesville High and Flowery Branch High football programs are both ranked near the top of the Class AAA preseason football poll that was released by the Associated Press on Wednesday.

The Red Elephants open the season ranked second, and 2008 state finalist Flowery Branch is third. Carver-Columbus is ranked in the top spot among Class AAA schools.

In Class AA, the back-to-back state champion Buford starts the season in the top spot. Jefferson is receiving votes among Class AA schools.

The top spot in the other classifications includes Camden County in Class AAAAA, Tucker in Class AAAA and Wesleyan in Class A.

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