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Sport shorts: Red River overwhelming favorite in Class A football

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

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The North Dakota Associated Press Sportscasters and Sportswriters Association (NDAPSSA) released the final Class A and Class AA football poll on Monday evening.

Grand Forks Red River was the overwhelming favorite in the final edition of the Class A football media poll. The Roughriders picked up 14 of 18 first-place votes while the No. 2 pick, Fargo South, racked up three.

Defending Class A champs, Jamestown, was this week's No. 3 team. The Blue Jays earned the last vote.

Valley City and Fargo North earned the fourth and fifth selections.

Wahpeton, Devils Lake, Grand Forks Central and West Fargo Horace were the four other teams receiving votes.

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In the Class AA poll, members picked West Fargo Sheyenne as the favorite. The Mustangs racked up all 18 votes.

Fargo Davies dropped all the way to the fifth spot while Mandan cleaned up at the No. 2 spot. Fargo Shanley slid into the third slot.

NDAPSSA Football Poll

(First-place votes in parenthesis)

Class A

Team Rec. Pts.

1. Grand Forks Red River (14) 7-2 81

2. Fargo South (3) 6-3 63

3. Jamestown (1) 7-2 57

4. Valley City 7-2 49

5. Fargo North 5-4 19

Others receiving votes: Grand Forks Central (4-5)

Class AA

Team Rec. Pts.

1. West Fargo Sheyenne (18) 8-1 90

2. Mandan 7-2 64

3. Fargo Shanley 7-2 60

4. Bismarck Legacy 6-3 21

5. Fargo Davies 5-4 19

Others receiving votes: Minot High (6-3)

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