By Tim Chambers
The late Oakland Raiders owner said it best. “Just win baby.” That’s just what the Longhorns did on Thursday.
An ugly 14-13 victory moved the Horns up two spots to No. 4 in the latest Associated Press Class 3-A football poll. It’s the highest ranking ever for Johnson County who started as the No. 8 team two weeks ago.
Below is a listing of the Class 3-A poll.
The Associated Press’ Top 10 teams in each of Tennessee’s six classes non-financial aid classifications and in the combined Division II financial aid classification as selected by Tennessee AP-member sportswriters and broadcasters.
2. Raleigh Egypt
4. Johnson County
7. Smith Co 3-0 60 9
8. Bolivar Cntrl
9. Giles County
10. Red Bank
NOTE: Other local teams ranked:
Science Hill 5th (6-A), Daniel Boone 5th (5-A), Greeneville 1st (4-A) Elizabethton 5th (4-A), Happy Valley 10th (2-A), Cloudland 9th (1-A)
All Associated Press members in Tennessee are eligible to participate in the high school football poll. Those who voted for this week’s poll are: The Daily Post-Athenian, Athens; Chattanooga Free Press, Chattanooga; Cleveland Daily Banner, Cleveland; The Tennessean (Nashville), Murfreesboro; State Gazette, Dyersburg; The Jackson Sun, Jackson; Johnson City Press, Johnson City; Marshall County Tribune (Lewisburg); The Daily Times, Maryville; Southern Standard (McMinnville); The Tomahawk (Mountain City), Mountain City; The Commercial Appeal, Memphis; The Mountain Press, Sevierville; Union City Daily Messenger, Union City.