Fort Dale Academy head coach James "Speed" Sampley and the Eagles will start the 2013 season ranked No. 6 in the AISA. (Advocate Staff/Andy Brown)
Fort Dale Academy head coach James "Speed" Sampley and the Eagles will start the 2013 season ranked No. 6 in the AISA. (Advocate Staff/Andy Brown)

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FDA ranked No. 6 in preseason poll

Published 3:26pm Wednesday, August 7, 2013

The Alabama Sports Writers Association released their preseason football poll Wednesday, and one Butler County team found itself among the top 10 in its classification.

Fort Dale Academy, which finished its 2012 campaign with an 8-4 mark, enters the upcoming season ranked No. 6 in the AISA.

Fort Dale is ranked behind defending state champion Edgewood Academy, Clarke Prep, Tuscaloosa Academy, which bounced the Eagles from the postseason last year, Restoration Academy and Pickens Academy.

The Eagles, who will open their season Aug. 30 at home against Escambia, were the only team from Butler County to land in the preseason poll.

Class 6A

1. Hoover

2. Clay-Chalkville

3. McGill-Toolen

4. Auburn

5. Opelika

6. Mountain Brook

7. Tuscaloosa County

8. Florence

9. Davidson

10. Carver-Montgomery

 

Class 5A


1. McAdory

2. Spanish Fort

3. Homewood

4. Benjamin Russell

5. Jackson

6. St.Paul’s

7. Hartselle

8. Muscle Shoals

9. Cullman

10. Demopolis

Class 4A

1. UMS-Wright

2. Oneonta

3. Calera

4. Charles Henderson

5. Central-Clay Co.

6. Dadeville

7. Beauregard

8. Dora

9. Madison Co.

10. Cleburne Co.

 

Class 3A

1. Madison Acad.

2. Leeds

3. Piedmont

4. Fayette Co.

5. Straughn

6. T.R. Miller

7. Deshler

8. Daleville

9. Geraldine

10. Hamilton

 

Class 2A

1. Tanner

2. Washington Co.

3. Reeltown

4. Walter Wellborn

5. Fyffe

6. Oakman

7. Mobile Chr.

8. G.W. Long

9. Lanett

10. Woodland

 

Class 1A

1. Brantley

2. Marion Co.

3. Linden

4. Pickens Co.

5. Maplesville

6. Addison

7. R.A. Hubbard

8. Geneva Co.

9. Hackleburg

10. Berry

 

AISA

1. Edgewood Acad.

2. Clarke Prep

3. Tuscaloosa Acad.

4. Restoration

5. Pickens Acad.

6. Fort Dale Acad.

7. Pike Liberal

8. Lee-Scott

9. Crenshaw Chr.

10. Macon-East

 

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