The Associated Press sportswriters have selected Lincoln County as the #6 team in Class A as the 2003 season is about to start.
As expected, Clinch County is a heavy favorite to repeat as the Class A gridiron champ. Following the Panthers in the poll are Hawkinsville, Metter, Dooly County, Commerce, our Devils, Twiggs County, Gordon Lee, Landmark Christian, and Trion. Twiggs beat Landmark in a scrimmage last week.
All five 2002 champions are picked to repeat in 2003 and start the season at #1. This includes our neighbors in Thomson in Class AAAA, and nearby Screven County in AAA. Former nemesis Buford is #1 in AA, and Parkview, riding their 45-game winning streak, is tops in AAAAA.
Here's the full poll for all classes.