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Prep football: AAA's top teams hold their ground
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ATLANTA — Heading into the final week of the regular season the Class AAA’s top four teams remain in place in the Associated Press high school football poll.

Hart County’s loss to No. 2 Stephens County dropped them four places to No. 9. That allows Cairo, Carrollton, Thomson and LaGrange to each move up a spot.

North Hall, after blasting East Hall 73-20, remains at No. 3.

In Class A, new teams are at the top two spots.

With longtime No. 1 Lincoln County falling to unranked Twiggs County, poll voters cast ballots that moved Emanuel County Institute up a notch to No. 1 and Pacelli up a couple to No. 2.

Lincoln falls to No. 3, and Dooly County’s loss lowers them four positions to No. 7, while Wilcox County’s win moves them up three to No. 4.

Class AAAA sees No. 9 Dalton entering the poll and taking over for Cedar Shoals while No. 10 Griffin does the same for Marist. The only other changes are No. 7 Habersham Central and No. 8 Westside-Macon exchanging places.

After only being back in the Class AAAAA rankings for a week, Marietta exits to make room for Brookwood at No. 10.

All other positions remain the same other than No. 8 Camden County and No. 9 Stephenson changing places.

The only changes in Class AA are No. 7 Fitzgerald and No. 8 Early County taking each other’s previous position in the poll. Buford remains No. 1.

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