Wake Forest retains the top position in The N&O high school football rankings, but four teams, including Garner and Leesville Road, both formerly ranked No. 1, exit.
Leesville was No. 1 two weeks ago, but has dropped two games since standout Braxton Berrios left the lineup with an ankle injury.
Garner, No. 1 in the preseason, was soundly beaten by East Wake (2-3 overall) last week 54-40 and earlier in the year lost to Cleveland (3-2), 45-44.
Moving into the top 15 this week are one-loss Heritage, Clayton and Cardinal Gibbons.
|1. Wake Forest||1||5-0|
|4. Panther Creek||8||4-1|
|7. Middle Creek||7||3-2|
|8. Durham Hillside||11||3-2|
|10. Erwin Triton||6||5-1|
|11. Southern Durham||13||3-2|
|12. Green Hope||12||4-2|
|14. Cardinal Gibbons||NR||4-1|
|15. Pittsboro Northwood||10||4-1|