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Missouri high school football state rankings: A new No. 1 in Class 6

Park Hill’s Kolby Heinerikson brings down Blue Springs’ Ethan Parton during their game last Friday.
Park Hill’s Kolby Heinerikson brings down Blue Springs’ Ethan Parton during their game last Friday. Special to the Star

Park Hill took over sole possession of first place in the Suburban Gold Conference with last week’s victory against Blue Springs.

A few days later, Park Hill took over the No. 1 ranking in the state, too.

The Trojans sit atop the Missouri Class 6 state poll in the latest media rankings, receiving 13 of the 15 first-place votes.

The 15-member media panel includes Sam McDowell, The Kansas City Star; Dion Clisso, PrepsKC; Dave Kvidahl, STLHighschoolsports.com; Jim Powers, High School Sports Caravan; Cameron Teague, The Columbia Tribune; Tom Rackers, Jefferson City News-Tribune; Mike Scott, Ozone Sports; Harrison Keegan, The Springfield News-Leader; Tim Leible, The Rolla Daily News; Thomas Huitt-Johnson, The St. Joseph News-Press; J.B Connoley, KRES radio; Chris Pobst, Sikeston Standard-Democrat; Matt King, The Daily Journal; Jason Peake, The Joplin Globe; and Josh Mlot, Southeast Missourian.

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

CLASS 6

1. Park Hill (13), 4-0

2. CBC (1), 3-1

3. Eureka (1), 4-0

4. Blue Springs, 2-2

5. Kirkwood, 3-1

6. Lee’s Summit West, 3-1

7. Rockhurst, 3-1

8. Lindbergh, 4-0

9. Hazelwood Central, 3-1

T10. Francis Howell, 3-1

T10. Rock Bridge, 3-1

Also receiving votes: Ritenour (4-0)

CLASS 5

1. Vianney (15), 4-0

2. Staley, 4-0

3. Fort Zumwalt North, 4-0

4. Liberty, 4-0

5. Fort Osage, 4-0

6. Battle, 2-2

7. William Chrisman, 4-0

8. Pattonville, 2-2

9. Chaminade, 2-2

10. Webster Groves, 3-1

Also receiving votes: Nixa (4-0), Raytown (3-1), Carthage (2-2)

CLASS 4

1. Webb City (15), 4-0

2. Carl Junction, 3-1

3. Kearney, 3-1

4. Platte County, 3-1

5. Parkway North, 3-1

6. Parkway Central, 3-1

7. Ladue, 2-2

8. West Plains, 4-0

9. Harrisonville, 2-2

10. Camdenton, 3-1

Also receiving votes: Hannibal (2-2), MICDS (2-2), St. Francis Borgia (4-0), Raytown South (2-2), St. Mary’s (4-0), Smithville (4-0)

CLASS 3

1. McCluer South-Berkeley (15), 3-0

2. Blair Oaks, 4-0

3. Park Hills Central, 4-0

4. Chillicothe, 4-0

5. Maryville, 3-1

6. Seneca, 4-0

7. Center, 3-1

8. Mt. Vernon, 3-1

9. Miller Career, 2-2

10. Eldon, 3-1

Also receiving votes: Mexico (3-1), St. James (4-0)

CLASS 2

1. Lamar (13), 4-0

2. Trinity (2), 3-0

3. Lutheran North, 4-0

4. Ava, 4-0

5. Mountain Grove, 3-1

6. Centralia, 4-0

7. Lexington, 4-0

8. Lathrop, 4-0

9. Cardinal Ritter, 3-1

10. North Callaway, 3-1

Also receiving votes: Brentwood (3-1), South Callaway (3-1), Palmyra (3-1)

CLASS 1

1. Valle Catholic (12), 4-0

2. Monroe City (3), 4-0

3. Marceline, 4-0

4. Hamilton-Penney, 3-1

5. Lincoln, 4-0

6. Hayti, 4-0

7. Pierce City, 4-0

8. Westran, 4-0

9. Thayer, 3-1

10. Lockwood, 4-0

Also receiving votes: Wellington-Napoleon (3-1)

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