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Grizzlies remain second in CHSAA eight-man poll

Ken Hamrick
Fowler Tribune
The Fowler High School football team remained second in this week's CHSAA football coaches poll.

The Swink High School football team made its debut in this week's Colorado High School Activities Association coaches poll. This is the final poll of the regular season and it is posted on the CHSAANow.com web site.

The Lions entered the poll at No. 10 in the eight-man poll following a 44-22 win over Pikes Peak Christian.

Simla, also of the Southern League, also debuted in the Top 10. The Cubs are ranked ninth.

Two other local teams are in the Top 10 and made no movement following Fowler's 32-22 win over Crowley County. The Grizzlies are still the second-ranked team and the Chargers remained at No. 7.

Sedgwick County still tops the eight-man rankings, followed by Fowler, Sanford, Rangely, Merino, Dove Creek, Crowley County, Mancos, Simla and Swink.

Holly of the Arkansas Valley League and Calhan and Pikes Peak Christian both of the Southern League are listed as "others receiving votes." Also in this category are West Grand, Dayspring Christian, Elbert, Haxtun, Gilpin County and Vail Christian.

Cheraw made a little movement in the six-man poll as the Wolverines rose from seventh to sixth. Another Southeast League team, Granada, remained in the No. 4 position.

Fleming is still the top-ranked team in six-man football, followed by Stratton/Liberty, Cheyenne Wells, Granada, Prairie, Cheraw, Eads, Briggsdale, North Park and Mountain Valley.

Mentioned as "others receiving votes" are Kit Carson, Genoa-Hugo, Sierra Grande, Idalia, Hi-Plains and Weldon Valley.

Two Southwest League teams made upward movement in the Class 2A poll. Pagosa Springs rose from fourth to third while Lamar went from seventh to sixth.

Resurrection Christian is still the No. 1-ranked team, followed by Sterling, Pagosa Springs, Eaton, Platte Valley, Lamar, Moffat County, Delta, University and Valley.

La Junta received votes as did Alamosa. Also in this category are D'Evelyn, Severance, Berthoud and Woodland Park.

Two Tri-Peaks League teams stayed pat in the Class 1A poll as Florence is still ranked third and Colorado Springs Christian stayed at No. 9.

Limon is still ranked first, followed by Strasburg, Florence, Centauri, Wray, Hotchkiss, Meeker, Holyoke, Colorado Springs Christian and Highland.

Peyton is mentioned as "others receiving votes" as are Wiggins, Yuma, Gunnison and Monte Vista.

In the other polls, Cherry Creek is still ranked first in Class 5A, Dakota Ridge is the top-ranked team in Class 4A and Roosevelt still tops the Class 3A poll.

Tribune-Democrat reporter Ken Hamrick can be reached by email at khamrick@ljtdmail.com. Help support local journalism by subscribing to the La Junta Tribune-Democrat at lajuntatribunedemocrat.com/subscribenow.