NBC12/ RVA Sports Network Big 12- Week of October 5th

Updated: Oct. 7, 2015 at 4:46 AM EDT
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RICHMOND, VA (WWBT) - The NBC12/ RVA Sports Network Big 12 is a high school football poll voted on weekly by members of each organization's sports staff. Below are the rankings for the week of October 5:

1) L.C. Bird (6-0)- The Skyhawks continued their streak of dominance with a 36-6 win over Monacan last Thursday. The only score Bird gave up was a defensive touchdown in the third quarter and David Bedwell's club has outscored opponents 240-13 on the season. (Last week- #1; @Cosby, 9/16)

2) Hermitage (5-0)- Hermitage didn't seem to have any trouble on Monday, taking care of John Marshall by a 42-6 score. Eli Odom looked efficient, completing 12 of 17 passes for 186 yards. (Last week- #2; vs. Deep Run)

3) Highland Springs (4-1)- The Springers posted 667 yards of total offense in Monday's 49-24 win over Atlee, a match-up that's produced several high-scoring affairs in recent years. Loren Johnson's club is proving to be the highest-powered offense in the area thus far. (Last week- #3; @ Hanover)

4) Benedictine (4-0)- Greg Lilly and company didn't let soggy conditions on Saturday slow them down, as the Cadets rolled past cross-town rival St. Christopher's, 42-0. Benedictine has put up 183 points in four games, while holding opponents to just 21. (Last week- #4; @ Georgetown Prep, 10/10)

5) Thomas Dale (4-1)- The Knights opened the scoring in the second quarter and never looked back on Tuesday night, handling Prince George, 42-8. Max Oxendine scored three touchdowns in the victory, as Dale appears to really be finding it's stride, and showing off its "darkzone" defense in the process. (Last week- #8; vs. Dinwiddie, 10/10)

6) Hanover (4-1)- Winning a see-saw affair at Patrick Henry, along with a few teams ahead of them losing, moves the Hawks back up the rankings to number six. Primarily a running team, Hanover showed it could flip the switch to a passing attack when it had to in the late stages of the first half during Monday's 23-16 win over the Patriots. (Last week- #10; vs. Highland Springs)

7) Douglas Freeman (5-0)- The Rebels grabbed their second win in a four day span with a 35-7 win over Thomas Jefferson last Thursday. Freeman only led by a touchdown at the half, but turned it on in the final two quarters, as the Rebels did in their previous win at John Marshall. (Last week- #9; vs. Glen Allen)

8) Monacan (5-1)- The Chiefs suffered their first setback of the season last Thursday, a 36-6 defeat to top-ranked L.C. Bird. Monacan's defense seemed to have success in the early going, but the squad couldn't get the running game going and settled for a scoop and score defensive touchdown as its only points in the losing effort. (Last week- #6; @ James River)

9) Henrico (4-1)- For the second straight year, the Warriors fell at Varina by one point in bizarre fashion.Xavier Goodall was the bright spot for the Henrico offense, rattling off 166 rushing yards and two scores. (Last week- #5; vs. Armstrong)

10) Lee-Davis (5-0)- The Confederates continued their best start since 1997, cruising past Armstrong by a 42-0 score last Thursday. The true tests lie ahead for Lee-Davis, which will face its toughest Capital District competition in the second half of the season. (Last week- #11; @ Atlee, 10/10)

11) Matoaca (4-1)- An upset win over Dinwiddie on Monday has propelled the Warriors into the rankings for the first time this season. Matoaca is averaging 37 points per game and has rattled off four consecutive victories since an opening loss to Manchester. (Last week- not ranked; @ Petersburg)

12) Manchester (4-1)- The Lancers hold steady after a Monday win over George Wythe. Manchester will play the rest of the season without quarterback Brendon Clark, who suffered a torn ACL last week. (Last week- #12; vs. Midlothian)

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