Stephenville jumped two spots to No. 5 in the Associated Press 3A football poll Monday.
The Yellow Jackets improved to 4-1 with a 64-42 victory over 4A Amarillo Saturday, in a wild game featuring a combined 1,130 yards of offense. Stephenville is 2-1 against 4A teams, one of those, Fort Lauderdale Dillard, a Florida 4A foe.
Previous No. 1 Carthage suffered a loss to 4A No. 5 Whitehouse and fell to No. 6 on the 3A list. Gilmer now tops the poll, followed by No. 2 Argyle. Both are expected to go Division II in the playoffs, with No. 3 Kilgore currently the highest-ranked team expected to go Division I.
Graham is No. 4 after also moving up two spots. Stephenville and Graham benefited from losses by Carthage and previous No. 3 Navasota, which fell to No. 10.
Fairfield upset Navasota in convincing fashion and makes its debut in the poll at No. 8.
Stephenville is ranked fourth by both TheOldCoach.com and TexasFootball.com.
Stephenville is idle this week and begins defense of its District 7-3A championship at Glen Rose on Oct. 11.