Saturday, July 26, 2008

What are the top football teams in Southeast Missouri this season?

High school football opens with preseason jamborees in just a month, and speculation about Southeast Missouri's top teams is already in full swing.

There's plenty of talk about Farmington, Poplar Bluff and New Madrid County Central being among the teams to beat this season, but who's your pick? Give me your feedback over the next three weeks while we put together our annual preseason poll of Southeast Missouri's 33 football programs, which we'll post in time for the first games of the season Aug. 29 (click here for a full 2008 schedule for all 33 area teams).

It's definitely interesting to revisit last season's rankings and see how the preseason poll, which featured Farmington at No. 1, compared to the final poll of the season, which put Jackson at No. 1.

And while we're talking about last season, here's a look back at the week-by-week scores for the region's 33 teams, along with the list of photo galleries from 25 games across Southeast Missouri.