Boyd-Buchanan, Marion, Silverdale Ranked In 2A Preseason Poll

Sunday, July 28, 2013 - by special report to chattanoogan.com

Boyd-Buchanan has been voted No. 3 in the State Preseason Class 2A Top 10 poll published in Murphy Fair's Tennessee High School Football.

Marion County tied for No. 7 with Huntingdon and Silverdale Academy tied for No. 10 with Oneida.

Goodpasture was voted No. 1, receiving six first-place votes.

Fair compiles the preseason poll using votes from the state's head football coaches. This is the 26th straight year Fair has published the preseason prep football magazine.

Boyd-Buchanan finished 12-2 last year, and lost seven offensive and eight defensive starts. Still, veteran Buc coach Grant Reynolds feels optimistic about the upcoming season.

THE CLASS 2A PRESEASON TOP 10

1. Goodpasture (6)

2. Knoxville Grace (7)

3. Boyd-Buchanan (2)

4. Mitchell (2)

5. Adamsville (2)

6. Trousdale County

7. Marion County (tie)

7. Huntingdon (tie)

9. Peabody

10. Oneida (tie) 1

10. Silverdale (tie)

Also receiving votes, in order: Rockwood, Trinity Christian, McKenzie, Jackson Christian, Eagleville.

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 second of a series on Chattanooga-area high school football. Coming Monday, July 29: Class 3A State Preseason Poll.

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


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