The Bangor High School football team sits in the No. 3 position among schools in the Small Division of The Associated Press state rankings released on Tuesday.
The Cardinals (3-0, 1-0), who won a WIAA Division 7 state championship in 2015 and advanced to the state semifinals last season, have outscored three opponents 139-7 and shut out Royall in its Scenic Bluffs Conference opener last week.
Bangor hosts New Lisbon (2-1, 0-0) in a 7 p.m. kickoff on Friday and is being led by senior running back Luke Reader, who has 373 rushing yards and five touchdowns. Ethan Jacobson has 168 rushing yards and two touchdowns, while Theo Muellenberg has scored four touchdowns.
Zach Loew leads the Rockets with 315 rushing yards and has scored four touchdowns. Gunnar Pedersen has scored a team-high five touchdowns and rushed for 210 yards. New Lisbon lost a 68-6 game to fourth-ranked Black Hawk (3-0), which is also in the Small Division (enrollment of 300 student or smaller) of AP rankings.
Bangor has won 30 straight regular-season games and trails only Fond du Lac Springs (3-0) and Edgar (3-0) in the top 10.
Gale-Ettrick-Trempealeau (3-0) received votes in the Medium Division (301-899 enrollment) after walloping Richland Center 60-8 last week and scoring all of its points in the first half.