South Columbus, Hoggard top 5th Quarter preseason polls

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Hoggard and South Columbus were both picked to win their conferences by the coaches. (Photo: WWAY)

WILMINGTON, NC (WWAY) — Ahead of the start of high school football season, we reached out to each of the coaches in our area to see how they think the teams of their conferences will fair. With their input, this is our 5th Quarter preason poll.

Three Rivers: (Six coaches voting)

  1. South Columbus (Two 1st place votes)
  2. Whiteville (Three 1st place votes)
  3. East Bladen (One 1st place vote)
  4. Red Springs
  5. St. Pauls
  6. Fairmont
  7. West Bladen
  8. East Columbus
  9. South Robeson
  10. West Columbus
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Mideastern: (Six coaches voting)

  1. Hoggard (Five 1st place votes)
  2. New Hanover (One 1st place vote)
  3. Laney
  4. West Brunswick
  5. Topsail
  6. Ashley
  7. South Brunswick
  8. North Brunswick

Coastal 8: (2 coaches voting)

  1. SW Onslow
  2. Trask
  3. Richlands
  4. Croatan
  5. East Carteret
  6. Dixon
  7. Pender
  8. Lejeune

(14 out of 16 area teams voted on the poll. Votes combined based off a point system and rankings are based off final numbers, not opinion.)