Two Marengo County football teams ranked in top ten polls

Published 10:00 am Thursday, August 17, 2023

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Two Marengo County football teams are ranked in the top ten within their respective classifications. Demopolis and Sweet Water are both listed in the top ten of the Alabama ASWA (Alabama Sports Writers Association) high school football poll.

According to the Montgomery Advertiser, the Demopolis Tigers are ranked number ten in the 5A polls as of last Wednesday, Aug. 9. The Tigers went 10-2 last season with losses to the Jackson Aggies during the regular season and Faith Academy in the second round of the state playoffs. The Tigers are under new leadership this year with Lance Tucker taking over as head coach and he believes this year’s team has a lot of potential.

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Other ranked teams in 5A are Ramsay (1), Charles Henderson (2), UMS-Wright (3), Pleasant Grove (4), Faith-Mobile (5), Leeds (6), Moody (7), Beauregard (8), and Gulf Shores (9).

The Tiger’s schedule for this season has five home games and five away games. Away games are against American Christian (Aug. 25), Selma (Sept. 8), Marbury (Sept. 15), Shelby County (Oct. 6), Greenville (Oct. 27). Home games are against Jackson (Sept. 9), Montgomery Catholic (Sept. 29; Homecoming), Jemison (Oct. 13), Holtville (Oct. 20), Paul Bryant (Nov. 3).

The Sweet Water Bulldogs are ranked number six in the 1A polls. The Bulldogs finished the 2022 season with a 8-3 record with losses to Thomasville, Linden, and a third-round playoff loss to Millry.

The other ranked teams in 1A are Leroy (1), Elba (2), Pickens County (3), Brantley (4), Meek (5), Spring Garden (7), Lynn (8), Coosa Christian (9), and Millry (10).

The Bulldogs have five away games and four home games this season. Away games are against Clarke County (Aug. 25), The University Charter School (Sept. 8), A.L. Johnson (Sept. 22), Keith (Oct. 13), and St. Lukes Episcopal (Oct. 27). Home games are against Thomasville (Sept. 1), R.C. Hatch (Sept. 15), OPEN (Sept. 29), Linden (Oct. 6), and Marengo (Oct. 20).