Week 4 football rankings: Kennesaw Mountain reaches top 10 for first time

Kennesaw Mountain defensive players signal a turnover after Sprayberry fumbled the ball in the second half of play at Kennesaw Mountain High School Friday, Sept. 10, 2021. (Daniel Varnado/For the AJC)

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Kennesaw Mountain defensive players signal a turnover after Sprayberry fumbled the ball in the second half of play at Kennesaw Mountain High School Friday, Sept. 10, 2021. (Daniel Varnado/For the AJC)

Credit: Daniel Varnado

Credit: Daniel Varnado

Kennesaw Mountain, a Cobb County school that opened in 2000, is ranked in football for the first time after a 4-0 start, also a first.

The Mustangs is the new No. 9 team in Class 6A after defeating Sprayberry 47-3 last week and moving into a tie for first place in Region 6-6A with Pope. Kennesaw Mountain has never won a region title.

West Forsyth and LaGrange also broke top-10 droughts.

West Forsyth, the No. 10 team in 7A, defeated No. 4 Walton 51-35. The victory was West Forsyth’s first over a top-10 team in the same classification since 2011. West Forsyth is ranked for the first time since 2012.

LaGrange, No. 9 in 4A, is in the rankings for the first time since 2010, after three lopsided victories.

The high school season is entering the fifth of 12 regular-season weeks.

Class 7A

1. (1) Collins Hill (4-0)

2. (2) North Cobb (2-1)

3. (3) Mill Creek (3-0)

4. (5) Milton (3-1)

5. (6) Colquitt County (3-1)

6. (8) Roswell (3-0)

7. (9) Marietta (2-1)

8. (10) Grayson (3-1)

9. (NR) East Coweta (4-0)

10. (NR) West Forsyth (2-1)

Out: No. 4 Walton, No. 7 Lowndes

Class 6A

1. (1) Buford (3-0)

2. (2) Lee County (4-0)

3. (3) Carrollton (3-0)

4. (5) Westlake (2-1)

5. (6) Hughes (3-1)

6. (7) River Ridge (3-0)

7. (8) Brunswick (3-0)

8. (4) Rome (2-1)

9. (NR) Kennesaw Mountain (4-0)

10. (10) Valdosta (1-3)

Out: No. 9 Northside (Warner Robins)

Class 5A

1. (1) Warner Robins (3-0)

2. (3) Ware County (3-0)

3. (5) Cartersville (3-0)

4. (2) Creekside (2-1)

5. (4) Coffee (4-0)

6. (6) Woodward Academy (3-0)

7. (8) Calhoun (2-1)

8. (7) St. Pius (2-2)

9. (9) Blessed Trinity (2-2)

10. (10) Decatur (3-0)

Class 4A

1. (1) Jefferson (4-0)

2. (2) Marist (2-1)

3. (3) Perry (3-0)

4. (4) Benedictine (1-2)

5. (5) Carver-Columbus (3-1)

6. (6) Cedartown (2-0)

7. (7) Flowery Branch (2-1)

8. (9) Stephenson (4-0)

9. (NR) LaGrange (3-0)

10. (10) New Hampstead (3-1)

Out: No. 8 Bainbridge

Class 3A

1. (1) Cedar Grove (1-1)

2. (2) Oconee County (3-0)

3. (3) Pierce County (2-1)

4. (4) Peach County (0-2)

5. (5) Sandy Creek (3-0)

6. (7) Appling County (4-0)

7. (6) Westminster (2-1)

8. (8) Thomson (2-0)

9. (9) Monroe Area (3-0)

10. (NR) Hart County (4-0)

Out: No. 10 Crisp County

Class 2A

1. (1) Callaway (4-0)

2. (2) Rabun County (2-1)

3. (3) Fitzgerald (3-0)

4. (4) Thomasville (4-0)

5. (6) Lovett (3-1)

6. (7) Bleckley County (4-0)

7. (9) Jeff Davis (4-0)

8. (8) Dodge County (3-1)

9. (5) Northeast (2-1)

10. (NR) Washington County (1-0)

Out: No. 10 Heard

Class A Private

1. (1) Trinity Christian (4-0)

2. (2) Eagle’s Landing Christian (1-2)

3. (3) Calvary Day (4-0)

4. (4) Prince Avenue Christian (3-1)

5. (5) Whitefield Academy (4-0)

6. (7) Athens Academy (3-1)

7. (8) Wesleyan (2-1)

8. (9) Fellowship Christian (2-1)

9. (6) Holy Innocents’ (2-1)

10. (NR) Darlington (2-1)

Out: No. 10 North Cobb Christian

Class A Public

1. (1) Irwin County (2-1)

2. (2) Brooks County (1-1)

3. (3) Macon County (3-0)

4. (4) Metter (3-0)

5. (NR) Clinch County (1-2)

6. (6) Pelham (2-2)

7. (7) Dublin (1-1)

8. (8) Emanuel County Institute (2-1)

9. (9) Manchester (2-1)

10. (10) Bowdon (3-1)

Out: No. 5 Lincoln County