In this week's Associated Press Illinois Prep Football Poll, Marion enters at No. 10 in Class 5A. The Wildcats are 2-0 to start the year with wins over Rochelle and Jerseyville. Marion will take on Highland this Friday. Carbondale, who is also off to a 2-0 start, got one Receiving Vote in Class 5A
Herrin, who got a big win at home against Carterville last Friday, remained at No. 7 in the Class 4A Poll.
Like Marion and Carbondale, Herrin is also 2-0 with wins against Waterloo and the Lions to start the season. The Tigers take on Du Quoin, who received five votes in the Class 3A Poll at home Friday, starting at 7 p.m.
West Frankfort also showed up in the Receiving Votes portion of the Class 3A Poll. The Redbirds got one vote.
Spyder Dann covers prep and college sports for the Southern Illinois Local Media News Group. Follow him on Twitter: @spydieshooter.