Posted: 9:49 am Wednesday, September 10th, 2008

County’s power trio in top 12 statewide 

By Jason Lieser

If Dwyer keeps rolling, do we talk about the county’s “Big 3″ or is still just Pahokee, Glades Central and then everybody else?

Anyway, the Beef O’Brady’s pre-season statewide football poll is out, and a trio of Palm Beach County teams cracked the top 25.

The following is Beef ‘O’Brady’s Top 25, all-classification high school football poll. First-place votes are in parentheses.

1. St. Thomas Aquinas (Fort Lauderdale) (9)

2. Armwood (Seffner) (2)

3. Deerfield Beach

4. Pahokee

5. Madison County

6. Lakeland

7. Apopka

8. North Miami Beach

9. Chamberlain (Tampa)

10. Glades Central

11. Miami Northwestern

12. Dwyer

13. Monsignor Pace

14. Cypress Bay

15. Manatee (Bradenton)

16. Plant (Tampa)

17. Mainland (Daytona Beach)

18. St. Augustine

19. Naples

20. Miami Washington

21. Bolles (Jacksonville)

22. Boone (Orlando)

23. Lincoln (Tallahassee)

24. Nease (Ponte Vedra Beach)

25. Godby (Tallahassee)

Others receiving votes: Osceola (Kissimmee), Columbus (Miami), Fort Walton Beach, Miramar, Gulliver Prep (Miami), Columbia(Lake City), Dr. Phillips (Orlando), Fletcher (Neptune Beach), Hillsborough (Tampa), Jupiter Christian, Pine Forest, Miami Central, Booker (Sarasota).