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Wolfpack installed as area’s preseason No. 1

August 28, 2010
By DAVE MONTROSE, Special to the Breeze

South Fort Myers is expected to have another highly successful season, as the Wolfpack have been voted No. 1 in the Breeze 2010 Preseason Coaches' Poll.

The Wolfpack, who lost to Lehigh in the Class 3A regional semifinals last year, have drawn enough positive attention that all but one of the coaches participating countywide in the poll placed them at the top of their ballots.

Riverdale is expected to recover from last year's disappointing first-round exit and is picked No. 2. Cape Coral, which had an undefeated regular season and made it to the Class 4A regional semifinals last year, is ranked third in spite of a coaching change.

No. 4 Island Coast received some love after its surprising District 2B-6 championship last year. District 2B-6 runner-up Dunbar, however, is ranked No. 7.

In spite of their playoff appearances last year, Evangelical Christian and Ida Baker share No. 9 while Lehigh is ranked 11th.

The Breeze sports department's ranking of the 17 public and private high school football programs in Lee County, as voted by area coaches, prior to the start of the regular season. Points were awarded 17 for a first-place vote, 16 for second-place, etc.:

Rank / Team Points

1. y-South Fort Myers101

2. x-Riverdale 93

3. x-Cape Coral 91

4. x-Island Coast 84

5. Bishop Verot 66

6. Fort Myers 63

7. y-Dunbar 56

8. North Fort Myers 53

9. y-Evangelical Christian49

9. y-Ida Baker 49

11. y-Lehigh 48

12. Cypress Lake37

13. East Lee County 31

14. Estero 28

15. Mariner 19

16. SWF Christian10

17. Gateway Charter 8

x-2009 district champion

y-2009 playoff team



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