Plenty of Movement By Area Football Teams In Latest Poll

By Adam Roberts – 10/5/2021

I’ll give you a free tease of this week’s High School Football Preview due out on Thursday: I’ll be diving into Bubble Watch mode for each team that hasn’t yet made the postseason. This past week saw a number of highly interesting results, namely a huge upset in the Scenic Bluffs Conference as Luther took down Bangor on the road.

Those results also yielded some movement in the Coaches Poll this week.

In Division 4, West Salem is down but not out of the Top 10 after a big loss to River Falls in essentially the MVC Championship Game. The Panthers are #10 this week, down from #8 the week before.

D5 sees Aquinas hold firm to their #4 spot behind Lake Country Lutheran, Amherst, and Cumberland following a sizeable win over Viroqua. It’s gonna be tough for the Blugolds to jump over any of those teams seeing as they’re all top-quality programs that will probably finish the season unbeaten as well. Additionally, Arcadia got a big home win over Altoona to bump them up to ninth this week.

In Division 6, Cashton fresh off a win against New Lisbon scoots up from 10th to 9th. The Eagles have a legitimate shot to win the Scenic Bluffs outright after Luther upset Bangor last week. Cashton has already beaten the Knights and plays the Cardinals next week to finish the regular season.

And in Division 7, Bangor’s second loss of the year dropped them from 2nd all the way down to a tie for 10th this week with Potosi/Cassville. The Cardinals are likely being given the benefit of their margin of victory this season as a reason for staying in the Top 10.

Don’t forget coming up this week on Coulee Region Football, we’ll be at Swanson Field as Holmen tries to keep their postseason hopes alive against Logan! Our coverage will begin with the High School Football Preview Show at 6pm.