Thursday, September 21, 2023

Week 6 Carolina Gridiron Rankings: North Carolina High School Football's Battle Rages On

As the high school football season in North Carolina marches into Week 6, the competition is heating up, and the Carolina Gridiron rankings continue to evolve. With each team battling for supremacy in their respective classifications, Week 6 delivers another set of rankings that reflects the fierce competition on the gridiron.

4A Classification: Grimsley Stands Tall, Butler Rises to #2

In the 4A classification, Grimsley (4-0) remains perched at the top following their impressive 56-0 victory over Southeast Guilford. The Whirlies have yet to taste defeat this season and have shown their dominance on both sides of the ball. Butler (4-1) makes the leap from third to second following a commanding 70-0 victory over Garinger. East Forsyth (4-0) maintains a top-three ranking, overcoming Reagan with a 29-21 scoreline. Rolesville (4-1) showcased their offensive prowess with a 43-7 victory over Athens Drive, securing the fifth spot. Watauga (5-0) also made their presence known, surging to the eleventh spot after a dominating 56-14 win against North Davidson.

4A Classification Rankings:

  1. Grimsley
  2. East Forsyth
  3. Butler
  4. Hough
  5. Rolesville
  6. Weddington
  7. Mooresville
  8. New Bern
  9. Charlotte Catholic
  10. Chambers
  11. Watauga
  12. West Forsyth
  13. Cleveland
  14. Cardinal Gibbons
  15. Mallard Creek

3A Classification: Top Three Stay Consistent, West Charlotte Soars

In the 3A classification, the top teams continue to shine. Crest (4-0), Kings Mountain (4-0), and Dudley (4-0) remain at the pinnacle of the rankings, displaying unwavering dominance. West Charlotte (4-0) made a substantial leap from seventh to fourth after defeating 4A's Mallard Creek with a narrow margin of 17-15. They showcased a resilient defense that proved to be the difference-maker in this contest.

3A Classification Rankings:

  1. Crest
  2. Kings Mountain
  3. Dudley
  4. West Charlotte
  5. Northern Nash
  6. Seventy-First
  7. Eastern Alamance
  8. Scotland
  9. Robinson
  10. Eastern Guilford
  11. Havelock
  12. Southern Alamance
  13. Northwest Cabarrus
  14. Hickory
  15. East Lincoln

2A Classification: Clinton and Salisbury Hold Top Spots. East Duplin Rises

The 2A classification saw limited changes in the top rankings. Clinton (4-0) retained their top spot, solidifying their position as the team to beat in this classification. East Duplin (5-0) impressed with a 28-7 victory over James Kenan, securing the fourth position. Meanwhile, Randleman makes its first appearance in the top 15 while Chase earns its way back into the rankings. 

2A Classification Rankings:

  1. Clinton
  2. Salisbury
  3. Northeastern
  4. East Duplin
  5. Monroe
  6. Forest Hills
  7. Reidsville
  8. Bunker Hill
  9. Burns
  10. East Gaston
  11. Whiteville
  12. Nash Central
  13. Shelby
  14. Randleman
  15. Chase

1A Classification: Mount Airy Still in Lead Position

In the 1A classification, Mount Airy (5-0) continues to stand tall at the number one spot, maintaining their flawless record. Northampton (5-0) is hanging right outside the top ten following an impressive 62-8 victory over Rocky Mount Prep (0-5). Mountain Heritage slipped bank into the rankings at the fifteenth spot and is ready to make a push in the second half of the season.

1A Classification Rankings:

  1. Mount Airy
  2. Tarboro
  3. Robbinsville
  4. Swain
  5. Mitchell
  6. Eastern Randolph
  7. Draughn
  8. Starmount
  9. Murphy
  10. North Rowan
  11. Thomasville
  12. Northampton
  13. Andrews
  14. Hayesville
  15. Mountain Heritage

These rankings are a testament to the dedication and talent of North Carolina's high school football teams. As the season progresses, the battles will only intensify, making it an exhilarating time for players and fans alike. Stay tuned as we continue to follow the journey of these teams on their quest for gridiron glory.