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
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.
The Falcons had a bye last week. Central hosts Class 3 Broadway on Saturday.
The Rams lost to No. 3 Clarke County, 22-12, last week. Strasburg plays at East Rockingham on Friday.
The Warriors won their second-straight game, 39-14, over No. 7 Millbrook last week. Sherando hosts Riverside on Friday.
A short-handed Millbrook squad lost to No. 6 Sherando, 39-14, last week. The Pioneers host Fauquier on Friday.
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.