FDA climbs to No. 5
Published 8:21 am Thursday, September 15, 2011
In the game of football, numbers don’t always tell the entire story.
For instance, a 49-38 win could hardly be considered a dominant performance. Unless of course the winning team raced out to a 42-14 halftime lead and played its reserves for most of the contest.
That was the case for Fort Dale Academy Friday night when it scored a 49-38 win on the road against Lyman Ward Military Academy. That performance was good enough to help the Eagles (2-1) climb from a No. 8 ranking to a No. 5 ranking in the latest Alabama Sports Writers Association poll.
Monroe Academy (3-1) holds the poll’s top spot after receiving 18 first-place votes.
Bessemer Academy (4-0) is ranked second after receiving 10 first-place votes and Edgewood rounds out the top three after receiving one first-place vote.
Fort Dale will be back in action Friday night when it travels to Hope Hull to square off with Hooper Academy. Kickoff is set for 7 p.m.
- Monroe Academy
- Bessemer Academy
- Edgewood Academy
- Springwood Academy
- Fort Dale Academy
- Lee-Scott Academy
- Patrician Academy
- Glenwood School
- Pike Liberal Arts School
- Crenshaw Christian Academy