Area Well Represented In Latest UPSSA Football Poll

Four local teams find themselves in the latest Upper Peninsula Sportswriters and Sportscasters Association football rankings.

Ishpeming (5-0) holds as the top-ranked team in the small schools category, garnering all six first place votes. Gwinn (4-1) fell two spots to fourth after suffering their first loss of the season last week against Houghton. The two squads will play this Friday night in Gwinn.

Westwood (3-2) checks in at number four in the large school division while Marquette (2-3) drops two spots to fifth after a three-point loss to Petosky on Saturday. Calumet (5-0) was unanimously selected for the top spot in the rankings. Westwood hosts Hancock (2-3) this Friday while Marquette visits Kingsford.


Full rankings:

LARGE SCHOOL
1-Calumet (6) (5-0)
2-Escanaba (3-2)
3-Kingsford (2-3)
4-Westwood (3-2)
5-Marquette (2-3)
6-Gladstone (3-2)
7-Hancock (2-3)                       

SMALL SCHOOL
1-Ishpeming (6) (5-0)
2-Iron Mountain (4-1)
3-West Iron County (4-1)
4-Gwinn (4-1)
5-St. Ignace (2-3)
6-L’Anse (3-2)
7-Norway (2-3)

EIGHT PLAYER
1-Pickford (6) (5-0)
2-Engadine (4-1)
3-Stephenson (4-1)
4-Forest Park (3-2)
5-North Central (4-1)
6-Cedarville (3-2)

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