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Tigers debut at No. 2 in poll

By Michael Butler

The first installment of the Alabama Sports Writers Association softball rankings was released last week. Tallassee opened at No. 2 in the poll for Class 5A.

The Tigers (14-6-2) reached No. 1 for the first time in school history last year before the season ended early due to COVID-19.

Cross-County rival Elmore County (17-5) made its first appearance in the 5A rankings at No. 4. The Panthers ended last season atop the 4A poll, another program first.

Tallassee and Elmore County met in the Prattville Christian Tournament on March 13 with the Tigers winning 8-0. The two teams will meet again on April 27 in Tallassee.

The top ranked team in Class 5A is Faith Academy.

CLASS 5A Rankings:

1. Faith Academy (12-1-1)
2. Tallassee (14-6-2)
3. Brewbaker Tech (19-2)
4. Elmore County (17-5)
5. Ardmore (11-5)
6. Alexandria (7-4)
7. Hayden (10-4-1)
8. Lawrence County (17-7)
9. Satsuma (15-4)
10. Corner (10-4)

Others Receiving Votes: Douglas (9-3), East Limestone (10-3), John Carroll (10-5), Rehobeth (7-8)