ROCKINGHAM — The Richmond Senior football team fell four spots in the latest Associated Press North Carolina High School Football poll released Tuesday afternoon.
The Raiders dropped to sixth, following their 24-21 loss to Hoke County. Richmond received 45 points, one more than Mt. Tabor.
Mallard Creek remained in the top spot, receiving all 11 first-place votes this week. Greensboro Page moved up from third to second, while Butler jumped to third and was five points behind Page.
Southeastern Conference member Scotland County is fourth, receiving 75 points, while Garner rounds out the top five.
Hoggard is eighth, followed by Porter Ridge and Leesville Road.
The Raiders fell from No. 2 to No. 7 in the Carolinapreps.com Top 25, the biggest mover this week. Mallard Creek grabbed all 20 of the top votes cast, while Butler leapfrogged Scotland County to move into second. The Fighting Scots were third, followed by Page and South Point. Lumberton moved up two spots to 18th and Hoke County received 33 points to be listed in others receiving votes.
In the NCPreps poll, Richmond dropped all the way to eighth. Mallard Creek was No. 1, followed by Butler, Page, Garner and Scotland County. Lumberton and Hoke County were tied for 13th in voting this week.
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