Friday Night Drive

Princeton remains No. 2 in 3A

Princeton remained steady at No. 2 in this week’s AP 3A rankings after defeating rival Hall 49-20 last week.

The Tigers (3-0) received three first-place votes and 107 points overall in the poll that was released this afternoon. Wilmington (3-0) retained a hold on the top spot with nine first-place votes and 117 points overall.

The top 5 all remained the same with 3. Monticello (3-0), 4. Tolono Unity (3-2) and 5. Williamsville (2-1).

St. Bede fell from the top 10 in 1A with its first loss of the season to Kewanee, receiving four votes. The Bruins (2-1) had cracked the top 10 for the first time last week.

Lena-Winslow (3-0) jumped over Moweaqua Central (2-1) for the top spot in 1A. Fulton and Annawan-Wethersfield who were tied for No. 4 last week fell to No. 7 and No. 10, respectively, in 1A.

Rockridge improved one spot to No. 5 in 2A while Newman remained No. 9.

Kevin Hieronymus

Kevin Hieronymus

Kevin has been sports editor of the BCR since 1986. He previously was sports editor of the St. Louis Daily News and was a regular contributor for the St. Louis Cardinals' magazine. He is a 2021 inductee into the IBCA Hall of Fame as a media member and named as 2020 IPA and 2021 NINA Best Sports Columnist for nondailys.