HIGH SCHOOL FOOTBALL: Pikeville, JC top latest Super 7 poll

Pikeville moved into sole possession of first place by a narrow margin in the latest Mountain Top Sports Super 7 football poll released on Tuesday.

The Panthers scored an impressive 20-7 road win over Ohio power Wheelersburg last Friday night.

Johnson Central, now 3-1, survived an emotional week with head coach Jim Matney hospitalized, beating Cahokia, Ill., 42-36, in overtime at Eagle Field. It was their first game played since Aug. 20.

Lawrence County (3-0) holds the No. 3 spot after beating Russell at home. The Bulldogs are followed by Logan (3-0) at number four.

Letcher Central is fifth at 3-1 while Betsy Layne is sixth. The Bobcats are 4-0.

Rounding out the poll are Magoffin County (3-0) at No. 6, followed in seventh by Paintsville (1-2).

Receiving votes are Martin County, East Ridge and Shelby Valley, all 2-2.

MTS Super 7 football poll

  1. Pikeville (4-0)
  2. Johnson Central (3-1)
  3. Lawrence County (3-0)
  4. Logan (3-0)
  5. Letcher Central (3-1)
  6. Betsy Layne (4-0)
  7. Magoffin County (3-0)
  8. Paintsville (1-2)

Receiving votes: Martin County (2-2), East Ridge (2-2), Shelby Valley (2-2).