The South Tama football team made its debut in The Associated Press top-10 rankings on Monday, arriving at No. 8 in Class 3A after Friday's victory over previously unbeaten and then-No. 5 Boone, 37-14.
South Tama (6-1, 4-1) plays a non-district game this Friday at Benton Community before closing the regular season at home against third-ranked Grinnell (7-0, 4-0) Oct. 19. The battle for the Steve Kriegel Memorial Trophy will likely decide which team wins District 4 as well.
West Marshall (7-0) remained at No. 3 in the 2A rankings, and 6-1 North Tama stayed put at No. 6 in Class A.