The second poll of the season has been released by the Class 3 Coaches. It now looks closer to what we have seen for the six years I’ve been covering the regional game.
1. Carthage 10-2 (40)
2. Glendale 6-3-1 (34)
3. Kickapoo 8-2 (32)
4. Nixa 8-2 (18)
5. Ozark 8-3 (8)
Carthage remains in first place although their lead has narrowed (from 48-37 in the first poll to 40-34 here) and Glendale has now moved in front of Kickapoo and Nixa who move from 2nd to 3rd and 3rd to 4th respectively. Ozark replaces Joplin in the final spot.
Nixa and Ozark face each other tonight in what the Ozark Tiger’s website is calling the Backyard Brawl. Nixa hosts tonight in a game that includes COC and District seeding implications. Varsity game time is approximately 6:15 at Nixa Jr High, home of the Eagles.
Carthage has the weekend off, returning to play Monday against COC foes Branson. The Tiger’s shutout District opponent Willard on Tuesday and wait to play Joplin in late October to determine top seed in District 12.
Glendale and Kickapoo head to St Louis this weekend, along with Catholic, to play in the Gateway City Classic (more info shortly).