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Class 4A football preseason top 10

South Warren’s Ryder Litten (3) dropped back to pass against Johnson Central.
South Warren’s Ryder Litten (3) dropped back to pass against Johnson Central. The Daily News (Bowling Green)

Coaches in each of Kentucky’s six classes were asked to rank the top 10 teams in their respective classes. These rankings are based on the results of that polling.

Class 4A

School

2015 record

Josh Moore’s comment

1. South Warren

15-0 (champs)

Five starters return for squad that made Class 4A look like child's play.

2. Johnson Central

12-2

Can Golden Eagles use last year's finals loss as fuel for title run in 2016?

3. Wayne County

11-3

Cardinals fell to Johnson Central in first ever state semifinal held at home.

4. Franklin-Simpson

8-5

Wildcats rushed for nearly 4,000 yards and threw for under 500 in 2015.

5. John Hardin

9-4

Bulldogs have advanced to regional finals or better each year since 2007.

6. Hopkinsville

10-2

Tigers have Class 4A's best returning passer in junior Jalen Johnson.

7. Mercer County

6-6

Losing talent like Drew Davis and Malik Dow hurts, but Titans bring back a lot.

8. Franklin County

7-4

After losing four of last five, new coach Nick Sheridan wants Flyers soaring again.

9. Rockcastle County

5-7

Rockets lost only two seniors, played their best down the stretch in 2015.

10. Spencer County

10-2

Bears hope to follow up feel-good season with a feel-great season.

Josh Moore: 859-231-1307, @HLpreps

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