Thursday, October 19, 2023

Carolina Gridiron Week 10 Rankings Unveiled: Undefeated Teams Shine and Big Jumps Emerge

In a week filled with thrilling high school football action, the Week 10 Carolina Gridiron rankings for North Carolina high school football are officially in, offering a comprehensive look at the top teams in each classification. This week’s rankings include both familiar faces and notable newcomers who have made impressive strides in the quest for gridiron glory.

4A Classification: The 4A classification continues to showcase the dominance of Grimsley, who remains the undisputed leader with an unblemished 8-0 record. In Week 9, Grimsley asserted its authority by defeating Southwest Guilford 49-6. Not far behind, Butler (8-1) secured their spot at second place, winning against Charlotte Catholic 24-21. Weddington (7-1) remained in the third spot with a convincing victory against #14 Sun Valley, finishing with a score of 42-3. Meanwhile, Hough (7-1) secured the fourth place after a remarkable win against #9 Mallard Creek, finalizing the game at 30-6. Rolesville (7-1) rounded out the top five, dominating Knightdale 67-0. In a list that contains several undefeated teams, Mooresville (8-0) ranked sixth, after defeating West Cabarrus with a score of 42-3. Lake Norman (8-0), the only other undefeated team in the 4A classification, maintained their perfect record and ranked 14th after a 27-10 victory over Cox Mill.

3A Classification: Crest (8-0) continued their undefeated streak and stood tall as the top team in the 3A classification. In Week 9, they secured their spot with a resounding win against Forestview (42-7). Dudley (8-0) followed closely, claiming the second spot after a victorious clash with Rockingham (49-7). Kings Mountain (8-0) also maintained their perfect record and positioned themselves at the third spot by defeating Cramer with a score of 51-3. Seventy-First (8-0) and Northern Nash (8-0) rounded up the top five teams in the 3A classification, maintaining their unbeaten status with impressive Week 9 victories. Cabarrus County rivals Robinson (8-0) and Northwest Cabarrus (8-0) round out the top ten and will face off this Friday night. This week’s rankings also welcomed Oak Grove, who claimed the 15th spot.

2A Classification: In the 2A classification, Clinton (8-0) remains the team to beat, securing the top spot after a commanding win against Midway (54-0). Northeastern (8-0) is hot on their heels at the second position, having defeated Manteo 67-0 in Week 9. Salisbury (9-0) continued their unbeaten run and maintained the third position with a triumph over Lexington (44-13). East Duplin (8-0) and Monroe (7-1) rounded up the top five teams, each boasting impressive records. This week's rankings showcased Bunker Hill (8-0) as a standout performer, claiming the eighth spot after winning against Maiden (49-9). In contrast, East Gaston (7-1) slipped after a loss to Burns, moving from seventh to twelfth.

1A Classification: The 1A classification brought forth some impressive performances. Mount Airy (8-0) remains undefeated and firmly held the top position, continuing to display their prowess. Swain (8-0) also maintained their undefeated record, securing the third position with a win against #10 Murphy (37-13). Mountain Heritage (6-2) jumped into the top ten with an impressive win against #8 Mitchell (28-14). West Columbus (7-1) held onto the 12th position after a win against #15 East Bladen (24-8). Mitchell (6-2) dropped five spots after their loss to Mountain Heritage, and North Moore made their first appearance in the rankings this week.

Complete Week 10 Rankings:

4A Classification:

  1. Grimsley
  2. Butler
  3. Weddington
  4. Hough
  5. Rolesville
  6. Mooresville
  7. Cleveland
  8. Chambers
  9. East Forsyth
  10. Cardinal Gibbons
  11. Hoggard
  12. Watauga
  13. Clayton
  14. Lake Norman
  15. Independence

3A Classification:

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

2A Classification:

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

1A Classification:

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

As high school football in North Carolina continues to heat up, these rankings serve as a testament to the talent and dedication displayed by these young athletes. With undefeated teams and remarkable performances, it's clear that the excitement on the gridiron is far from over. Stay tuned for more thrilling matchups as the regular season wraps up.