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Creston/O-M and Mount Ayr football crack Register's top-10

The Creston/O-M Panthers are ranked in the Des Moines Register's Class 3A top-10 at No. 9 in a recent ranking.
The Creston/O-M Panthers are ranked in the Des Moines Register's Class 3A top-10 at No. 9 in a recent ranking.

Creston/O-M and Mount Ayr football cracked the latest Des Moines Register high school football rankings this week.

With a convincing win over Chariton in Week 1 and a come-from-behind win over Atlantic Friday, Creston/O-M has climbed its way into the ninth slot in the top-10 of Class 3A to join eight others as 2-0 entering Week 3.

Among other ranked southwest Iowa Class 3A teams is Lewis Central (No. 5) and Glenwood (No. 7), both of whom are undefeated and are in the Class 3A-9 district with the Panthers.

Creston/O-M will face Lewis Central in Week 5 and will face Glenwood to close out the season in Week 9.

The No. 1 team in Class 3A is currently Western Dubuque, who beat Class 2A No. 10 Williamsburg in a 48-20 contest Friday.

In Class 1A, Mount Ayr has found itself as the ninth-ranked team after a win over Interstate 35.

A 3-0 win over a Roadrunners team that was 10-1 the year prior and a season opening 28-6 win over Nodaway Valley earned the Raiders the slot ahead of Western Christian in the rankings.

Mount Ayr will face Class 1A No. 3 Van Meter in Week 8 as part of a district matchup.

Creston/O-M will next face Carlisle Friday night and Mount Ayr will face Central Decatur. Both sides will look to push its record to 3-0 to start the season.

Rankings

Class 3A

1. Western Dubuque (2-0)

2. Solon (2-0)

3. Cedar Rapids Xavier (2-0)

4. North Scott (2-0)

5. Lewis Central (2-0)

6. Pella (2-0)

7. Glenwood (2-0)

8. Sergant Bluff-Luton (1-1)

9. Creston/O-M (2-0)

10. Davenport Assumption (2-0)

Class 1A

1. West Sioux (2-0)

2. Dike-New Hartford (2-0)

3. Van Meter (2-0)

4. West Branch (2-0)

5. West Lyon (2-0)

6. Mediapolis (2-0)

7. South Central Calhoun (2-0)

8. Underwood (2-0)

9. Mount Ayr (2-0)

10. Western Christian (2-0)

8-man

1. Don Bosco (2-0)

2. New London (2-0)

3. Iowa Valley (2-0)

4. Turkey Valley (2-0)

5. Montezuma (2-0)

6. Springville (3-0)

7. Remsen St. Mary’s (2-0)

8. Harris-Lake Park (2-0)

9. Coon Rapids-Bayard (2-0)

10. English Valleys (2-0)

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