Defending Class 2A state semi-finalist, Jonesboro-Hodge High School, received just four votes in the 2022 preseason poll submitted by the Louisiana Sports Writers Association. The Tigers were one of seven schools from north Louisiana that was listed among the top 20 schools among “select” and “non-select” schools.
At the top of the list was 2021 state runner-up Many, who is the odds on favorite to win Jonesboro-Hodge’s new district, 3-2A. Other schools from north Louisiana were Oak Grove of district 2-2A and Calvary Baptist, new to district 1-2A, both who moved up from Class A, at #5 and #8 respectively. Mangham also out of district 2-2A and who the Tigers beat in the second round of the playoffs last year is at #9 followed by North Caddo, who hails from JH’s former district, 1-2A at #10. JH’s season opening opponent, General Trass was also in the receiving votes category with ten.
Class 2A Preseason Poll (first place votes in parenthesis)
Many (9) 0-0 119
St. Charles Catholic (1) 0-0 109
Newman 0-0 89
Notre Dame 0-0 86
Oak Grove 0-0 77
Dunham 0-0 56
Avoyelles 0-0 53
Calvary Baptist 0-0 37
Mangham 0-0 32
North Caddo 0-0 30
Others receiving votes: Loreauville 24, Rosepine 17, Episcopal-Baton Rouge 13, Ascension Episcopal 11, General Trass 10, East Feliciana 7, Franklin 5, Jonesboro-Hodge 4, Welsh 2.
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