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Sport shorts: Class B 11-man, 9-man football polls released

The North Dakota Associated Press Sportscasters and Sportswriters (NDAPSSA) released its annual Class B 11-man and 9-man preseason football polls on Thursday evening.

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The North Dakota Associated Press Sportscasters and Sportswriters (NDAPSSA) released its annual preseason poll Thursday evening. NDAPSSA ranked the top-five teams in both the Class B 11-man and 9-man football scenes.

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2021 Class B 11-man State Champions, Kindred, collected 8 of 11 first place votes for 48 total points. Langdon/EM was a clear favorite for the No. 2 spotm racking up two first place votes for 35 total points.

2021 State runners-up Hillsboro/Central Valley claimed the No. 3 spot while Central Cass took the last first-place vote to the fourth slot. Bishop Ryan wound up rounding out the top-five Class B 11-man squads.

In the 9-man poll, 2021 state title holders, LaMoure/Litchville-Marion, took all 11 first-place votes to the bank. 2021 state runners-up, Cavalier, secured the second-place slot with 34 points.

New Salem-Almont, May-Port-C-G and Grant Co/Flasher proved to be the most popular No. 3-5 picks.
NDAPSSA Preseason Football Poll

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(First-place votes in parenthesis)

Class B 11-man

Team Rec. Pts.

1. Kindred (8) 0-0 48

2. Langdon/EM (2) 0-0 35

3. Hillsboro/CV 0-0 27

4. Central Cass (1) 0-0 26

5. Bishop Ryan 0-0 16

Others receiving votes: Shiloh Christian (0-0), Velva/Garrison (0-0), Hazen (0-0), Beulah (0-0), Bowman County (0-0)

9-man

Team Rec. Pts.

1. LaMoure/LM (11) 0-0 55

2. Cavalier 0-0 34

3. New Salem-Almont 0-0 33

4. May-Pot-C-G 0-0 18

5. Grant Co/Flasher 0-0 8

Others receiving votes: North Prairie (0-0), North Border (0-0), North Star (0-0), Wyndmere/Lidgerwood (0-0), South Border (0-0), St. John (0-0), Napoleon (0-0), Divide County (0-0)

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