The sports staffs of The Northern Virginia Daily, The Winchester Star and The Warren Sentinel collaborated to create a football top 10 for the schools in the area. Each staffer voted, with 10 points being awarded to the top-ranked team, nine to the No. 2 team and so on. First-place votes are in parentheses.

School Name;Record;Last Week

1. Handley(5);5-0;2

The Judges overcame 26 penalties with 328 rushing yards from senior Stephen Daley for a 28-14 win over Fauquier last week. Handley has a bye this week.

2. James Wood;3-1;1

The Colonels lost to Kettle Run, 42-28 last week. James Wood hosts North Hagerstown (Md.) on Friday.

3. Clarke County;5-0;3

Clarke County beat Bull Run rival No. 5 Strasburg, 22-12, last week. The Eagles are taking a forfeit from No. 10 Mountain View this week.

4. Central;3-1;4

The Falcons had a bye last week. Central hosts Class 3 Broadway on Saturday.

5. Strasburg;3-1;5

The Rams lost to No. 3 Clarke County, 22-12, last week. Strasburg plays at East Rockingham on Friday.

6. Sherando;2-3;6

The Warriors won their second-straight game, 39-14, over No. 7 Millbrook last week. Sherando hosts Riverside on Friday.

7. Millbrook;0-4;7

A short-handed Millbrook squad lost to No. 6 Sherando, 39-14, last week. The Pioneers host Fauquier on Friday.

8. Skyline;0-3;8

The Hawks lost to Luray, 45-27, last week. Skyline plays at Meridian on Friday to start the Class 3 Northwestern District season.

9. Warren County;0-4;9

The Wildcats had a bye last week. Warren County plays at Brentsville on Friday in its Class 3 Northwestern District season opener.

10. Mountain View;0-1;10

The Generals canceled their season due to a lack of players.

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