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Daily's Prep Power Rankings

The Northern Virginia Daily Sports staff collaborated to create a football top 10 list. Each staffer voted, with 10 points being awarded to the top ranked team, nine to the No. 2 team and so on. Numbers in parenthasis indicate where each team was last week.

1. Handley (1), 10, 0-0 Northwestern --Handley had an impressive win last week over Harrisonburg, 21-17, despite RB/LB Leonard Grant leaving the game in the second quarter with an injury. Senior RB/DB Jeremiah Wilson scored the game-winning touchdown run in the fourth quarter after breaking free from numerous tacklers.

2. Clarke County (3), 2-0, 0-0 Bull Run -- The Eagles' offense has started the season off just like it finished last year. The Eagles are averaging 45.5 points per game in their first two contests.

3. Sherando (2), 2-0, 0-0 Northwestern -- The Warriors started off a little sluggish, but their defense came up big in a 16-12 victory over Musselman last week. Tailback Roger Smith did not play in the first quarter.

4. James Wood (4), 1-0, 0-0 Northwestern -- Senior running back Brock Lockhart powered his way for 300 yards as the Colonels beat Washington, 35-19, last week.

5 tie. Millbrook (6), 1-1, 0-0 Northwestern -- The Pioneers struggled from the start and fell, 31-6, to Park View. The young team will have a chance to get back on the winning track on Friday when they host Spotswood.

5 tie. Skyline (7), 1-0, 0-0 Northwestern -- The Hawks dominated from the start to cruise past Strasburg, 41-13, last week. Skyline will have a chance to start off 2-0 this week when the Hawks host Fauquier.

7 tie. Central (8), 1-0, 0-0 Shenandoah -- The Falcons are back in Group A for the first time on four years and started off strong last week with a 27-17 win over Manassas Park.

7 tie. Warren County (5), 1-1, 0-0 Evergreen -- After a solid opening game, the Wildcats fell to Freedom, 21-14, last week. They will have to regroup in a hurry with Loudoun County, a playoff team last year, coming to town on Friday.

9. Stonewall Jackson (9), 0-1, 0-0 Shenandoah -- The Generals suffered a tough loss to former district rival Wilson Memorial last week, but did have success in their passing game. Things won't get easier for the Generals as they travel to Clarke County on Friday.

10. Strasburg (10), 0-2, 0-0 Bull Run -- The Rams have lost their first two games by a combined score of 68-20. This week they will host Shenandoah County rival Central.


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