Durham Hillside held onto the top spot in the N&O high school football rankings during a week of extensive changes.
The Hornets defeated Southern Durham 29-24 Friday in front of a near-capacity crowd at Durham County Stadium.
Middle Creek’s dominating 56-14 win against Fayetteville E.E. Smith set off a slew of changes.
Middle Creek lost to Garner 21-16 in the first week, but Garner lost to Cleveland 45-44 Friday. Cleveland lost to Clayton 53-29 in the opener, but Clayton certainly didn’t appear to be a dominant team last week in its 16-14 win against Corinth Holders.
Leesville Road and Middle Creek moved up to Nos. 2 and 3 this week. Cardinal Gibbons, Heritage and Holly Springs moved out. Cary, Lee County and Cleveland moved in.
|1. Durham Hillside||1||2-0-0|
|2. Leesville Road||3||2-0-0|
|3. Middle Creek||4||1-1-0|
|4. Wake Forest||5||2-0-0|
|8. Southern Durham||8||0-1-0|
|12. Erwin Triton||13||2-0-0|
|13. Green Hope||11||1-1-0|
|15. Lee County||NR||2-0-0|