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Iowa prep football rankings: North Fayette Valley is the last unbeaten in 2A

No changes at the top in Gazette poll

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And now, there is one.

North Fayette Valley is the last remaining unbeaten in the world of Class 2A football. The TigerHawks throttled Union, 56-21, in a No. 1-vs.-No. 2 showdown Friday at West Union, strengthening their hold on the top spot.

There are no changes at the top of any of the six classes. West Des Moines Valley (Class 4A), North Fayette Valley (2A) and Iowa City Regina (1A) remain unanimous No. 1s in their respective classes.

West Des Moines Dowling is still second in 4A and Ankeny Centennial third after the Maroons defeated the Jaguars, 31-17, last week. Cedar Rapids Washington is fourth, and plays at No. 6 Waterloo West on Friday with a district championship on the line.

Two-time defending champion Pella retains a slight lead on Cedar Rapids Xavier in 3A. The Dutch have won 36 consecutive games. Creston/Orient-Macksburg is third and Carroll fourth, and those teams play Friday at Carroll.

Boyden-Hull/Rock Valley and Mount Vernon climbed a notch to second and third in 2A. Union slipped to fourth.

Pella Christian and Van Meter remain No. 2 and No. 3 in 1A. Van Meter, which has allowed six points in eight games, is at No. 4 Madrid in its regular-season finale.

Class A remains the tightest race of the six. Defending-champion Gladbrook-Reinbeck received three first-place votes and 52 points, and hold a slim lead over Algona Garrigan and Saint Ansgar (51 apiece), as well as Council Bluffs St. Albert (46). Saint Ansgar drew two first-place votes, St. Albert the other.

Audubon and Fremont-Mills split the first-place votes in 8-Player, with Audubon receiving a 57-55 edge in points. Turkey Valley is No. 3.

CLASS 4A W-L Pts. Pvs

1. West Des Moines Valley (6) 8-0 60 1

2. West Des Moines Dowling 7-1 54 2

3. Ankeny Centennial 7-1 45 3

4. Cedar Rapids Washington 7-1 41 4

5. Bettendorf 6-2 36 6

6. Waterloo West 8-0 29 7

7. Cedar Rapids Prairie 7-1 24 8

8. Waukee 6-2 18 9

9. Iowa City High 6-2 14 5

10. Iowa City West 6-2 5 —

Dropped out: Lewis Central (10).

Others receiving votes: Ankeny 4.

CLASS 3A W-L Pts. Pvs

1. Pella (5) 8-0 57 1

2. Cedar Rapids Xavier (1) 8-0 53 2

3. Creston/Orient-Macksburg 8-0 47 3

4. Carroll 8-0 46 4

5. Solon 7-1 28 5

6. Storm Lake 8-0 27 6

7. Norwalk 7-1 26 7

8. Boone 7-1 15 8

(tie) West Delaware 7-1 15 8

10. Glenwood 6-2 10 10

Dropped out: Clear Creek Amana (10).

Others receiving votes: Webster City 5, Davenport Assumption 1.

CLASS 2A W-L Pts. Pvs

1. North Fayette Valley (6) 8-0 60 1

2. Boyden-Hull/Rock Valley 7-1 50 3

3. Mount Vernon 6-2 47 4

4. Union 7-1 38 2

5. Carroll Kuemper 7-1 31 5

6. Central Lyon-GLR 7-1 24 6

7. New Hampton 7-1 20 7

8. Dike-New Hartford 6-2 19 8

9. Williamsburg 7-1 17 10

10. Monroe PCM 7-1 14 8

Dropped out: none.

Others receiving votes: Waukon 7, South Central Calhoun 2, Crestwood 1.

CLASS 1A W-L Pts. Pvs

1. Iowa City Regina (6) 7-1 60 1

2. Pella Christian 8-0 51 2

3. Van Meter 8-0 44 3

4. Denver 8-0 38 5

(tie) Madrid 8-0 38 4

6. Western Christian 7-1 37 6

7. Hinton 7-1 23 7

8. Bellevue 8-0 15 8

9. West Lyon 6-2 10 9

10. Logan-Magnolia 7-1 6 —

Dropped out: Avoca AHSTW (10).

Others receiving votes: Wilton 5, Sigourney-Keota 3.

CLASS A W-L Pts. Pvs

1. Gladbrook-Reinbeck (3) 8-0 52 1

2. Algona Garrigan 8-0 51 2

(tie) Saint Ansgar (2) 8-0 51 2

4. Council Bluffs St. Albert (1) 8-0 46 4

5. Lynnville-Sully 8-0 39 6

6. West Hancock 6-2 24 7

7. Lisbon 7-1 18 8

8. West Sioux 7-1 17 5

9. East Buchanan 6-2 16 9

10. Hudson 7-1 13 10

Dropped out: none.

Others receiving votes: Montezuma 2, Akron-Westfield 1.

8-PLAYER W-L Pts. Pvs

1. Audubon (3) 8-0 57 1

2. Fremont-Mills (3) 8-0 55 2

3. Turkey Valley 8-0 43 4

4. Harris-Lake Park 8-0 37 6

5. Coon Rapids-Bayard 7-1 36 7

(tie) Don Bosco 7-1 36 5

7. Midland 7-1 20 9

8. Lone Tree 7-1 10 3

9. Ruthven GTRA 6-2 9 8

10. Twin Cedars 8-0 8 10

Dropped out: none.

Others receiving votes: Bedford 7, Newell-Fonda 6, East Union 3, Elkader Central 2, Iowa Valley 1.

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