The Apopka Blue Darters moved up to #1 in the most recent Associated Press Poll of 8-A high school football teams. Apopka moved ahead of the the Dr. Phillips Cougars (previously #1), and Deerfield Beach (remaining at #2). The Blue Darters were ranked #3 in the previous week’s poll.

For the first time this season, the Wekiva Mustangs landed in the poll, with a #10 ranking after a 14-0 victory over Dr. Phillips last Thursday. They are tied in the 10th spot with Winter Park.

Apopka is coming off a 55-12 victory over Jacksonville Mandarin on Friday, and a 21-14 win over Dr. Phillips on Monday (although that victory was not taken into account for this poll).

The Blue Darters are currently 6-1 (1-0 in district play) and play West Orange this Friday night at Roger Williams Field on the campus of Apopka High School. Wekiva is 5-1 (1-0 in district play) and plays Evans High School at Wekiva High School. Both games kickoff at 7 PM.

The Blue Darters and Mustangs clash on October 27th in the district finale at 7 PM also at Roger Williams Field.

The poll shows ranking/team/record/votes/previous ranking:

    1. Apopka (5)                                           6-1   82         3  
    2. Deerfield Beach (3)                                 3-2   80         2
    3. Vero Beach (1)                                       5-0   65         5
    4. Kissimmee Osceola                              5-0   63         4
    5. South Dade                                            5-0   47         7
    6. Christopher Columbus Catholic                 5-1   41         8
    7. Dr. Phillips                                           4-2   38         1
    8. Miramar                                                 5-1   23         9
    9. Miami Southridge                                   2-2   13         6
    10. Wekiva                                                 5-1   12         NR

    (tie)Winter Park                                          7-0   12         NR

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