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Missouri high school football Week 10 state rankings released

Kearney quarterback Anthony Pritzel
Kearney quarterback Anthony Pritzel \3015517\

With the Missouri high school football playoffs opening Friday, Kearney will officially commence its defense of the Class 4 state championship.

It will do so as the top-ranked team in the state.

Kearney overtook the No. 1 ranking in the latest state poll. The 14-member media poll panel includes Dion Clisso, PrepsKC; Sam McDowell, The Kansas City Star; Chris Geinosky, The Liberty Tribune; Dave Kvidahl, STLHighschoolsports.com; Jim Powers, High School Sports Caravan; Larry Thornton, KSDK radio; Cameron Teague-Robinson, The Columbia Tribune; Tom Rackers, Jefferson City News-Tribune; Mike Scott, Ozone Sports; Rance Burger, The Springfield News-Leader; Cody Thorn, The St. Joseph News-Press; J.B. Connoley, KRES radio; Chris Pobst, Sikeston Standard-Democrat; Matt King, The Daily Journal.

Here are the polls. First-place votes are in parentheses.

CLASS 6

1. CBC (14), 8-1

2. Kirkwood, 7-1

3. Blue Springs 7-2

4. Hazelwood Central, 9-0,

5. Rockhurst, 6-2

6. Lee’s Summit West, 7-2

7. Springfield Kickapoo, 8-1

8. Lee’s Summit, 7-2

9. Eureka, 8-1

T10. Jefferson City, 5-4

T10. Park Hill, 6-3

Also receiving votes: Raymore-Peculiar (5-4), Ritenour (7-2)

CLASS 5

1. Chaminade (10), 7-1

2. Battle (4), 9-0

3. Glendale, 9-0

4. Fort Zumwalt North, 8-1

5. Park Hill South, 8-1

6. Staley, 7-2

7. William Chrisman, 8-1

8. Carthage, 8-1

9. Ozark, 7-2

10. Jackson, 7-2

Dropped out: No. 10 Liberty

Also receiving votes: Belton (6-3), Vianney (4-5), Liberty (6-3)

CLASS 4

1. Kearney (14), 9-1

2. Hannibal, 7-2

3. Carl Junction, 7-2

4. Platte County, 6-3

5. Parkway North, 7-2

6. Ladue, 8-1

7. MICDS, 7-2

8. Webb City, 6-3

9. St. Dominic, 8-1

10. Hillsboro, 7-2

Also receiving votes: Camdenton (6-3)

CLASS 3

1. Maryville (13), 9-0

2. Blair Oaks (1), 9-0

3. Center, 9-0

4. Monett, 8-1

5. McCluer South-Berkley, 8-0

6. Richmond, 9-0

7. Mexico, 7-2

8. Osage, 8-1

9. Chillicothe, 8-1

10. Park Hills Central, 8-1

Dropped out: No. 10 Reeds Spring

Also receiving votes: Owensville (9-0), Reeds Spring (7-2), Southern Boone (7-2)

CLASS 2

1. Lamar (14), 8-0

2. Mtn. View-Liberty, 9-0

3. Trinity, 8-0

4. Mountain Grove, 8-1

5. Malden, 9-0

6. Lutheran North, 7-2

7. Fair Grove, 9-0

8. Macon, 9-0

9. South Callaway, 9-0

10. Lawson, 7-2

Dropped out: No. 9 Centralia, No. 10 Lexington

Also receiving votes: Centralia (6-3), Lexington (8-1)

CLASS 1

1. Valle Catholic (11), 8-1

2. Marceline (3), 9-0

3. Hamilton-Penney, 9-0

4. Lincoln, 9-0

5. Hayti, 8-1

6. Midway, 8-1

7. Wellington-Napoleon, 8-1

T8. Skyline, 6-3

T8. Maysville, 7-2

10. Monroe City, 6-3

Dropped out: No. 10 Lockwood

Also receiving votes: Scotland County (6-3), Lockwood (7-2), Mark Twain (6-3)

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