Blountstown second in preseason 1A football poll

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Alex Mayorga.

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Published: Wednesday, August 20, 2014 at 05:27 PM.

Defending Class 1A runner-up Blountstown opened the season at No. 2 in the Florida high school football preseason poll released on Wednesday.

The Tigers, 13-1 in 2013, will start the year ranked behind only defending champion Trenton. Port St. Joe received 13 votes in the initial poll, equivalent to a ranking of No. 7 in 1A.

Bay’s kickoff classic opponent North Florida Christian opened No. 3 in 2A, Rutherford’s kickoff classic opponent Florida High was the equivalent of No. 7 in 4A, and Mosley’s classic opponent St. Petersburg Lakewood opened at No. 5 in 5A.

Also notable was District 1-5A, which includes four Bay County public schools, represented by No. 3 Pensacola Catholic and No. 8 West Florida.

Niceville, which hosts Rutherford in the regular-season opener on Aug. 29, will start No. 3 in Class 7A. Tate, which plays at Bay on Sept. 12, is No. 10 in 7A.

The News Herald's football preview will be released on Friday. Preview stories for the 18 area schools also will appear on PanhandleVarsity.com.

The Associated Press Preseason Top 10 Florida high school football poll, with first-place votes in parentheses, records, rating points and AP poll 2013 final rankings:

Class 8A
  Record Pts Prv
1. Miramar (11) 0-0 133 2
2. Apopka (2) 0-0 117 3
3. Dr. Phillips (3) 0-0 115 4
4. First Coast 0-0 97 RV
5. Coral Gables 0-0 74 NR
6. Plant 0-0 69 7
7. Fort Pierce Central 0-0 58 8
8. Palm Beach Gardens 0-0 44 NR
9. Charles Flanagan 0-0 37 9
10. Monarch 0-0 26 NR
 

Others receiving votes: South Dade (0-0) 25, West Orange (0-0) 23, Lake Mary (0-0) 22, Manatee (0-0) 17, Winter Park (0-0) 8, Christopher Columbus Catholic (0-0) 5, Coral Glades (0-0) 4, Spruce Creek (0-0) 2, Vero Beach (0-0) 2, Cypress Bay (0-0) 1, Alonso (0-0) 1.

Class 7A
  Record Pts Prv
1. St. Thomas Aquinas (14) 0-0 156 4
2. Dwyer (2) 0-0 126 1
3. Niceville 0-0 123 7
4. Kissimmee Osceola 0-0 99 6
5. East Lake 0-0 89 2
6. Sickles 0-0 69 5
7. Fletcher 0-0 47 NR
8. Port Charlotte 0-0 31 9
9. Lake Nona 0-0 29 NR
10. Tate 0-0 26 NR
 

Others receiving votes: Fleming Island (0-0) 17, Lakeland (0-0) 16, Pinellas Park (0-0) 15, Haines City (0-0) 11, Melbourne (0-0) 7, Lincoln (0-0) 7, Royal Palm Beach (0-0) 7, Lake Worth (0-0) 3, Plantation (0-0) 2.

Class 6A
  Record Pts Prv
1. Miami Central (12) 0-0 155 1
2. Armwood (3) 0-0 144 2
3. Mainland (1) 0-0 130 5
4. Naples 0-0 93 RV
5. Ed White 0-0 78 9
6. Miami Carol City 0-0 58 10
7. Columbia 0-0 45 6
8. Boynton Beach 0-0 38 NR
9. Heritage 0-0 20 3
10. Pace 0-0 19 NR
(tie)Springstead 0-0 19 NR

Others receiving votes: Largo (0-0) 16, Hallandale (0-0) 13, Escambia (0-0) 10, South Fort Myers (0-0) 10, Jefferson (0-0) 9, Winter Haven (0-0) 9, St. Augustine (0-0) 8, South Lake (0-0) 5, Venice (0-0) 1.

Class 5A
  Record Pts Prv
1. Plantation American Heritage (16) 0-0 160 3
2. South Sumter 0-0 132 7
3. Pensacola Catholic 0-0 121 1
4. Lake Wales 0-0 73 NR
5. Lakewood 0-0 65 NR
(tie) Clay 0-0 65 NR
7. Merritt Island 0-0 50 4
8. Cardinal Gibbons 0-0 40 NR
(tie) West Florida 0-0 40 5
10. Palm Bay 0-0 34 RV
 

Others receiving votes: Godby (0-0) 27, North Marion (0-0) 22, Bishop Kenny (0-0) 15, Wakulla (0-0) 12, Jesuit (0-0) 11, Pasco (0-0) 8, Suwannee (0-0) 4, Island Coast (0-0) 1.

Class 4A
  Record Pts Prv
1. Miami Washington (16) 0-0 160 1
2. Cocoa 0-0 141 2
3. Bolles School 0-0 131 NR
4. Gulliver Prep 0-0 86 NR
5. Clewiston 0-0 69 5
 

Others receiving votes: Glades Central (0-0) 28, Florida (0-0) 13, Madison County (0-0) 6, Fort Lauderdale University (0-0) 6.

Class 3A
  Record Pts Prv
1. Trinity Christian-Jacksonville (16) 0-0 160 1
2. Clearwater Central Catholic 0-0 139 5
3. Westminster Christian 0-0 115 3
4. Ocala Trinity Catholic 0-0 89 RV
5. Melbourne Central Catholic 0-0 61 2
 

Others receiving votes: Tampa Catholic (0-0) 37, Delray American Heritage (0-0) 26, Lakeland Christian (0-0) 7, Pahokee (0-0) 6.

Class 2A
  Record Pts Prv
1. Champagnat Catholic (15) 0-0 159 1
2. Victory Christian (1) 0-0 140 NR
3. North Florida Christian 0-0 110 4
4. Indian Rocks 0-0 72 RV
5. University Christian 0-0 60 3
 

Others receiving votes: Glades Day (0-0) 48, Warner Christian (0-0) 24, Carrollwood Day (0-0) 6, First Baptist (0-0) 6.

Class 1A
  Record Pts Prv
1. Trenton (13) 0-0 157 4
2. Blountstown (3) 0-0 142 1
3. Dixie County 0-0 113 2
4. Lafayette 0-0 107 NR
5. Union County 0-0 84 3
 

Others receiving votes: Baker School (0-0) 15, Port St. Joe (0-0) 13, Northview (0-0) 9.

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