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Sport shorts: Jamestown drops to third in Class A football poll

The North Dakota Associated Press Sportscasters and Sportswriters (NDAPSSA) released the weekly Class AA and Class A football polls Monday evening.

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Members of the Jamestown High School and Valley City High School football teams faced off on Oct. 7, 2022. Valley City picked up the No. 1 spot in the Class A football media poll on Oct. 10.
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The North Dakota Associated Press Sportscasters and Sportswriters (NDAPSSA) released the most recent editions of Class A and Class AA football polls on Monday evening.

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With a tough 34-6 loss to Valley City, Jamestown dropped below the No. 2 mark for the first time this fall. Monday marked the second time Valley (7-0) earned the No. 1 spot in the Class A poll. The Hi-Liners were the unanimous favorites this week, picking up all 19 first-place votes for 95 total points.

Grand Forks Red River was the No. 2 pick this week while Jamestown (5-2) landed in the No. 3 slot.

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Fargo South and Fargo North rounded out the top-five Class A teams this week. Wahpeton (4-3) was the only other Class A team to receive votes this week.

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In the Class AA poll, there was no real clear favorite.

The fifth pick, Minot, was the only top-five team that was not awarded a first-place vote.

Members distributed 11 first-place votes to West Fargo Sheyenne while Mandan the poll's No. 2 pick came out with five first-place votes. Shanley picked up two votes while the fourth team, Fargo Davies, was awarded the last vote.

Bismarck Legacy was the only Class AA team to receive any other votes this week.

NDAPSSA Football Poll

(First-place votes in parenthesis)

Class A

Team Rec. Pts.

1. Valley City (19) 7-0 95

2. Grand Forks Red River 6-2 63

3. Jamestown 5-2 53

4. Fargo South 4-3 39

5. Fargo North 5-2 33

Others receiving votes: Wahpeton (4-3)

Class AA

Team Rec. Pts.

1. West Fargo Sheyenne (11) 6-1 84

2. Mandan (5) 6-1 68

3. Fargo Shanley (2) 6-1 66

4. Fargo Davies (1) 5-2 48

5. Minot High 4-3 14

Others receiving votes: Bismarck Legacy (4-3)

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