Trojans lead pack in latest Power Rankings

Published 8:03 pm Wednesday, October 19, 2011

Slight changes were made in this week’s power rankings.

Goshen and Zion Chapel traded places but the matchup between the two this week will write the largest chapter of their season.

Charles Henderson also plays a monster game against Eufaula that will determine the second seed in Class 5A Region 2.

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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. CHHS (5-3 Overall, 5-1 Region)

The Trojans earned an emotional 30-8 win last week against Carroll in the team’s first game since the death of defensive coordinator Tyrone Black.

Charles Henderson takes on a 7-1 Eufaula team this week but the Trojans match up well against the Tigers straight ahead offensive attack.

2. Zion Chapel (6-2, 4-2)

Zion Chapel has everything on the line this week against Goshen. With LaMarcus Adair and Micky Cox missing last week’s game against Red Level, running back Dustin Riggsbee proved he could carry the load rushing for 375 yards and five touchdowns.

3. Goshen (5-3, 4-2)

The Eagles have already locked up their playoff spot but a win over Zion Chapel this week could help answer some the questions raised after the team’s 36-24 loss to Highland Home last week.

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

The Patriots playoff fate was sealed with a 35-12 loss to Glenwood. The team will now travel to Lee-Scott and Tuscaloosa as a tune-up opponent for two teams already locked into the postseason.

Look for some of next year’s contributors to get extended playing time

5. Pike County (0-8, 0-6)

The Bulldogs have one last shot a victory and could get it this week as they play a 1-7 Geneva team known to give up large amounts of points.

If Pike County can find a way to cross the goal line they could avoid their first winless season since 1968.