Four weeks down, six to go in the Alabama high school football season. A few local teams are starting to separate themselves from the pack. Six area teams are in this week's State Sports Writers Poll.
The Cottonwood Bears continue to absolutely crush the competition. The Bears are ranked fifth in Class 2A. Cottonwood blasted Wicksburg 54-0 last week. They've outscored their opponents 206-24. The Bears host Rehobeth Friday night.
Elsewhere in 2A, the Elba Tigers continue to roll at 4-0. They're up to #2. Elba knocked off Samson 35-6 last week. Next up is a home game against Geneva Friday.
By the way, Cottonwood and Elba face-off on the final day of the regular season.
Other ranked teams this week are Straughn, Pike County, Brantley and Pike Liberal Arts.