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Wake Forest only NC team in MaxPreps Top 150

Football: Heritage vs. Wake Forest (Dec. 2, 2016)

Aug, 8 2017, 11:58 AM

Wake Forest High School's football team is the only team from the state of North Carolina ranked in the MaxPreps Top 150 Computer Football Rankings for the preseason.

The Cougars are the defending N.C. High School Athletic Association 4-AA state champions, finishing the season 16-0 and with a shutout in the state finals.

Returning this year for the Cougars are 17 of the 22 starters from last season, including the starting running back, quarterback, and several defensive players.

MaxPreps gave the Cougars a rating of 50.3, ranking them No. 138 in the nation.

The No. 1 team in the national computer rankings is Mater Dei (CA). St. John Bosco (CA) is ranked No. 2, followed by IMG Academy (FL), Allen (TX) and Bishop Gorman (NV).

Wake Forest was unanimously selected as the No. 1 team in the preseason HighSchoolOT.com Top 20 Poll released on Tuesday.

The Cougars open the season on Aug. 18 at home against former Cap 8 Conference foe Millbrook. Kickoff is slated for 7 p.m.

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