Newspaper article The Florida Times Union

High Schools; Power Poll

Newspaper article The Florida Times Union

High Schools; Power Poll

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Byline: HAYS CARLYON

Rankings are based on which teams are the most legitimate contenders to win a state championship in their classification.

1. Bolles (1-0), Class 2B

Today: at Plantation American Heritage.

Last week: Bye.

Comment: The Bulldogs put their 35-game regular-season winning streak on the line against 2008 playoff team.

2. St. Augustine (2-0), Class 3A

Today: at Creekside.

Last week: def. Bartram Trail 49-7.

Comment: St. Augustine's 16-game regular-season winning streak is not in as much jeopardy this week as Bolles'.

3. Jackson (2-0), Class 3A

Today: vs. Tallahassee Godby.

Last week: def. Lee 30-6.

Comment: The Tigers put their 13-game regular-season winning streak on the line against last year's 3A state runner-up in an outstanding matchup.

4. Orange Park (2-0), Class 6A

Today: at Middleburg.

Last week: def. Gainesville Buchholz 20-17.

Comment: The Raiders showed some mettle, rallying from 10-6 deficit in the fourth quarter to win last week.

5. Trinity Christian (2-0), Class 1A

Today: at Miami Dade Christian.

Last week: def. Baker County 21-7.

Comment: Conquerors earned one of the most impressive victories of the early season by handling Baker, who beat Trinity 42-0 last year.

6. White (1-0), Class 4A

Today: at First Coast.

Last week: def. Raines 37-22.

Comment: White's offensive line deserves a ton of credit for its 390-yard rushing effort against a stout Raines defense.

7. Fleming Island (2-0), Class 5A

Today: at Ridgeview.

Last week: def. Forrest 45-7.

Comment: The Golden Eagles looked impressive against Forrest, outgaining Rebels by nearly 200 yards.

8. Providence (2-0), Class 1A

Today: at Fernandina Beach.

Last week: def. Bishop Kenny 17-16.

Comment: Stallions prove with BK victory that District 3-1A may be more than two-way race between Trinity and North Florida Christian. …

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