Redmen take over top spot in latest UPSSA football rankings

Marquette's Austin Ridl rolls out to his right before throwing a pass out of bounds in the first quarter of a high school football game played against Sault Ste. Marie on Friday, Sept. 24, 2020, in Marquette. (Photo courtesy Daryl T. Jarvinen)

MARQUETTE, Mich. –  The week two edition of the Upper Peninsula Sportswriters and Sportscasters U.P. Football Poll of the 2021 season has been updated and was released this past Monday. There has indeed been some movement in both polls. In 11 man the Marquette Redmen jump to the top with a convincing big win over Kingsford who slides to No. 2, The Menominee Maroons drop to No. 3 with their loss , and No. 4 and 5 remain the same with the Blue Devils and Westwood Patriots each winning their matchups. In the 8 man poll nothing changing atop the rankings with North Central and Pickford sitting strong however Forest Park leaps the Rudyard Bulldogs, and the Gladiators of Ontonagon jump into the top 5 at 3–1 on the season.



1.Marquette (5) 3-1 25
2.Kingsford 3-1 16
3.Menominee 3-1 15
4.Sault Ste. Marie 3-1 12
5.Westwood 3-1 4


1.North central (5) 4-0 25
2.Pickford 4-0 18
3.Forest park 4-0 15
4.Rudyard 4-0 10
5.Ontonagon 3-1 4