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