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No. 1 Garner Trojans
- The "Garner culture" has been maintained despite the biggest coaching changes the Trojans have experienced in more than a decade - a new head coach and offensive coordinator. The Trojans have a lot going for them, and they're our top preseason team. Read the full preview by clicking here.
No. 2 Leesville Road Pride
- Coach Chad Smothers wants to proceed with caution as the Pride return just seven starters total. But Leesville's program has proven too tough to give much dout. Read the full preview by clicking here.
No. 3 Hillside Hornets
- There's so much excitement for the Hornets, who return 18 starters, that they almost wish the playoffs started tomorrow. The quest for a 4A title begins Friday. Read the full preview by clicking here.
No. 4 Wake Forest Cougars
- The Cougars bring back eight defensive starters, and that's where it will start this year for Wake Forest. Dropping "Rolesville" from the name is almost the only change. Read the full preview by clicking here.
No. 5 Middle Creek Mustangs
- The Mustangs have to replace almost their entire offense, but they have been stockpiling talent over the last few years. Middle Creek's defense is expected to improve. Read the full preview by clicking here.