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Vote for the top football team in Week 5

Enquirer staffers pick the top 10 teams in high school football in the area, regardless of class:

St. Philip tight end Grayson Obey (16) powers through Burr Oak defenders for positive yards Saturday afternoon.

St. Philip tight end Grayson Obey (16) powers through Burr Oak defenders for positive yards Saturday afternoon.

VOTE FOR THE TOP HIGH SCHOOL FOOTBALL TEAM IN THE AREA HERE

At 4-0, is Harper Creek football for real?

1. Lakeview (3-0)

Lakeview’s defense took over as it pitched a shutout against Mattawan. Will need same effort against Portage Central – first-place team in SMAC West.

2. Harper Creek (4-0)

Harper Creek earned some love from the state voters this week, coming in at No. 8 in Division 3 in the state rankings.

3. Climax-Scotts (4-0)

Climax-Scotts No. 3 in the state poll in Division 8 and No. 3 in our poll. Stepping out of conference this week to see if it can keep unbeaten streak alive.

4. Coldwater (3-1)

Coldwater has a breather this week against winless Jackson Northwest before it plays Lumen Christi and Harper Creek in back-to-back games.

5. Marshall (2-2)

Dramatic win over Pennfield means a dramatic jump up the polls in the E-10 rankings. But Redhawks need to stay focuced with game vs. Lumen Christi at Albion College this week.

6. Quincy (4-0)

Quincy has a spot in the state rankings in Division 6, sitting at No. 9. Orioles seem to be the favorites to roll to Big 8 title this year.

7. Pennfield (2-2)

Two straight losses has Pennfield tumbling down the E-10 rankings. But a game against Harper Creek is an opportunity to reverse that trend.

8. St. Philip (4-0)

Tigers played their closest regular season game in last couple years in a tight Homecoming victory over Burr Oak. Gets undefeated Camden-Frontier next.

9. Olivet (3-1)

Olivet has put up 105 points combined over the last two weeks which means it could be a bad week for rival Maple Valley to show up on the schedule.

10. Gull Lake (2-2)

Gull Lake has bounced back from some early losses to win two in a row in the SMAC East.

Bill Broderick can be reached at bbroderi@battlecreekenquirer.com or 269-966-0678. Follow him on Twitter:@billbroderick

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