Daily Journal Preseason Prep Rankings

Class 6A/5A
1. Starkville: Mississippi State commit QB Gabe Myles leads the 5A state runner-up.
2. West Point: Lost in second round at Starkville.
3. Tupelo: Lost Ashton Shumpert, who would have played all over the field.

Class 4A/3A
1. Lafayette: Now without QB Jeremy Liggins, the ’Dores haven’t lost a regular-season game since Sept. 11, 2009.
2. Aberdeen: DE Channing Ward now at Ole Miss, but the Bulldogs look loaded.
3. New Albany: Hosts division opponent Lafayette Oct. 12.
4. Itawamba: Ashton Shumpert’s impact highly anticipated.
5. Amory: Lost to Lafayette in North 4A finals. Lost record-setting QB Forest Williams.

Class 2A/1A
1. Bruce: Trojans went 10-3, lost to 2A champ West Bolivar in second round.
2. Baldwyn: QB play will determine the Bearcats’ season.
3. Calhoun City: Beat Bruce last season. Finished 13-2, lost in North finals.
4. Falkner: Closed regular season with seven straight wins.
5. Vardaman: Lost in 1A North finals, play Falkner and Smithville back-to-back 1-1A games.

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