South Pittsburg No. 1 In Class A Preseason Poll

Friday, July 26, 2013 - by special report to chattanoogn.com

South Pittsburg has been voted No. 1 in the State Preseason Class 1A Top 10 poll published in Murphy Fair's Tennessee High School Football.

Fair compiles the preseason poll using votes from the state's head football coaches.

The Pirates will be coached this year by Tim Moore, who succeeds Vic Grider. Moore played for South Pittsburg and later for Vanderbilt.

THE CLASS A PRESEASON TOP 10

1. South Pittsburg (6)

2. Coalfield (13)

3. Gordonsville (4)

4. Dresden (1)

5. Humboldt (1)

6. Greeenback (tie)

6. Moore County (tie)

8. Jo Byrns

9. Nashville Christian (tie)

9. Union City (tie)

Also receiving votes, in order: Clarksville Academy, Collinwood, Eagleville, Wayne County, West Carroll, Cloudland, Lake County.

Fair's magazine can be purchased in Chattanooga at Big Ridge Cleaners (5936 Hixson Pike, Publix Shopping Center); Mountain City Cleaners (3554 Broad Street); Carriage Cleaners (715 Signal Mountain Road); Carriage Cleaners (3835 Dayton Blvd.)

This is the first of a series on Chattanooga-area high school football. Coming Saturday, July 27: Class AA State Preseason Poll.

(E-mail Stan Crawley at wscrawley@earthlink.net)


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