Rebels atop Power Rankings

Published 6:25 pm Tuesday, September 20, 2011

The Messenger’s Power Rankings are hot off the press again. These rankings do not reflect whether one team is better than another in a head-to-head matchup. They only show our opinion of how well each team is playing in comparison to others in the area. So here they are:

1. Zion Chapel (3-1 Overall, 2-1 Region)

Zion Chapel reclaims the top spot after a character building win over Highland Home. The Rebels defense held the Flying Squadron to -3 yards in the second half.

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Zion Chapel is 2-1 in region play but will step outside to take on Kinston and look for their first start since they started 4-1 in 1994. Oddly enough, their only loss at that point was to Kinston.

2. CHHS (2-2, 2-1)

Charles Henderson had a suffered their first region setback last week in a 21-20 loss to Valley.

The lack of a passing game is starting to catch up to the Trojans as teams begin to key on Courtney Downing.

3. Goshen (2-2, 2-1)

The Eagles are soaring after winning two straight in area play.

Goshen has shuffled offensive lineman all season but have seemed to find a good rotation.

4. PLAS (2-2, 1-2)

The Patriots are only one game into the second Wayne Grant offensive era but they didn’t look overly sharp last week against Ashford.

5. Pike County (0-4, 0-3)

Fred Holland takes over as interim coach and looks to led the Bulldogs to their first victory versus Goshen.