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DeWitt moves into latest high school football state poll

Alan Smith and DeWitt enter Week 5 ranked No. 10 in Division 3 in the latest high school football rankings.

Alan Smith and DeWitt enter Week 5 ranked No. 10 in Division 3 in the latest high school football rankings.

The DeWitt football team has rolled to a pair of lopsided victories since suffering their lone loss of the season in Week 2.

And that dominance has led to the Panthers jumping into the latest Associated Press high school football rankings.

DeWitt has entered the poll at No. 10 in Division 3 this week.

The Panthers (3-1) are coming off a 47-0 victory over previously unbeaten and then-Division 3 No. 8-ranked Mason last week. DeWitt has outscored its opposition 98-14 while rolling to a pair of CAAC Red victories the last two weeks.

DeWitt is one of seven teams from the Lansing area featured in the state rankings this week.

Ithaca remained ranked No. 1 in Division 5 to lead all area teams. Portland moved up two spots to No. 6 in Division 5 following its 36-35 win over then-No. 3-ranked Lansing Catholic on Friday. Lansing Catholic dropped to No. 9.

CMAC unbeatens Laingsburg and Pewamo-Westphalia also remained ranked with the Wolfpack No. 5 in Division 6 and the Pirates remaining No. 2 in Division 7.

Corunna is the area’s only other ranked team at No. 5 in Division 4.

Contact Brian Calloway at bcalloway@lsj.com. Follow him on Twitter @brian_calloway.

ASSOCIATED PRESS FOOTBALL RANKINGS

Division 1
School Total Points
1. Detroit Cass Tech (5) (4-0) 50
2. Detroit Catholic Central (4-0) 45
3. Utica Eisenhower (4-0) 38
4. Grandville (4-0) 34
5. Dearborn Fordson (4-0) 31
6. Saline (4-0) 27
7. Davison (4-0) 15
8. Grand Blanc (4-0) 14
9. Warren Mott (4-0) 12
10. West Bloomfield (2-2) 3

Others receiving 12 or more votes: None.

Division 2
School Total Points
1. Detroit King (2) (4-0) 47
2. Lowell (2) (4-0) 45
3. Walled Lake Western (1) (4-0) 43
4. Midland Dow (4-0) 31
5. Birmingham Groves (4-0) 29
6. Traverse City Central (4-0) 24
7. Farmington Hills Harrison (3-1) 18
8. Temperance Bedford (3-1) 12
9. Portage Central (3-1) 8
10. Grosse Pointe South (4-0) 6

Others receiving 12 or more votes: None.

Division 3
School Total Points
1. Muskegon (5) (3-1) 50
2. Allen Park (4-0) 44
3. Edwardsburg (4-0) 38
4. Chelsea (4-0) 35
5. Orchard Lake St. Mary’s (2-2) 26
6. Grand Rapids Christian (3-1) 20
7. Trenton (4-0) 19
8. Battle Creek Harper Creek (4-0) 13
9. Zeeland West (3-1) 8
10. DeWitt (3-1) 7

Others receiving 12 or more votes: None.

Division 4
School Total Points
1. Detroit Country Day (4) (4-0) 49
2. Grand Rapids Catholic Central (4-0) 44
3. River Rouge (1) (3-1) 42
4. Marysville (4-0) 29
5. Corunna (4-0) 28
6. Benton Harbor (4-0) 26
7. Whitehall (4-0) 16
8. Escanaba (4-0) 13
9. Hudsonville Unity Christian (4-0) 11
10. Hamilton (4-0) 9

Others receiving 12 or more votes: None.

Division 5
School Total Points
1. Ithaca (4) (4-0) 46
2. Menominee (4-0) 44
3. Grand Rapids West Catholic (1) (3-1) 41
4. Frankenmuth (4-0) 33
5. Freeland (4-0) 28
6. Portland (4-0) 26
7. Montague (4-0) 25
8. Ida (4-0) 13
9. Algonac (4-0) 8
(tie) Lansing Catholic (3-1) 8

Others receiving 12 or more votes: None.

Division 6
School Total Points
1. Negaunee (1) (4-0) 46
2. Millington (2) (4-0) 45
3. Charlevoix (1) (4-0) 38
4. Schoolcraft (1) (4-0) 37
5. Laingsburg (4-0) 27
6. Grass Lake (4-0) 23
7. Roscommon (4-0) 19
8. Maple City Glen Lake (4-0) 16
9. Quincy (4-0) 11
10. Montrose (3-1) 6

Others receiving 12 or more votes: None.

Division 7
School Total Points
1. Traverse City St. Francis (5) (4-0) 50
2. Pewamo-Westphalia (4-0) 42
3. New Lothrop (4-0) 34
(tie) Saugatuck (4-0) 34
5. Clinton (4-0) 29
6. Detroit Loyola (3-1) 27
7. Hudson (4-0) 18
8. Elkton-Pigeon Bay Port Laker (4-0) 17
9. Iron Mountain (3-1) 10
(tie) Ubly (4-0) 10

Others receiving 12 or more votes: None.

Division 8
School Total Points
1. Muskegon Catholic Central (5) (4-0) 50
2. St. Ignace LaSalle (3-1) 43
3. Climax-Scotts (4-0) 34
4. Lake Linden-Hubbell (4-0) 31
5. Frankfort-Elberta (4-0) 24
6. Ottawa Lake Whiteford (4-0) 22
7. Newberry (4-0) 19
8. Norway (4-0) 16
9. Ishpeming (2-1) 12
10. Gaylord St. Mary (4-0) 11

Others receiving 12 or more votes: None.

Division 8 Player
School Total Points
1. Powers North Central (9) (4-0) 90
2. Deckerville (4-0) 77
3. Cedarville (4-0) 71
4. Battle Creek St Philip (4-0) 65
5. Crystal Falls Forest Park (3-1) 21

Others receiving votes: 11, Engadine (4-0) 12. 11, Lawrence (4-0) 12.

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