High School Sports

Prep football | IMG Academy ranked No. 4 in Southeast Region by MaxPreps

IMG Academy's football program picked up another improved ranking to its resume Wednesday.

Just days after becoming the 17th ranked team in the nation and top-ranked team in Florida, according to MaxPreps, the Ascenders garnered the No. 4 ranking in the latest MaxPreps South Region poll.

IMG (8-1) improved two positions in the ranking, achieving its best South Region ranking in the two-year program's history.

The three teams ahead of the Ascenders are all unbeaten. The top spot, belonging to Starkville (Miss.), and third-ranked team, South Panola (Batesville, Miss.), hail from the Magnolia State. The No. 2 team is Colquitt County, from Moultrie, Ga.

The Ascenders wrap up their season at home this Friday against defending Class 2A state champion Hialeah Champagnat Catholic.

Kickoff is scheduled for 7:30 p.m., while the gates open at 6 p.m. For ticketing information, visit www.imgacademy.com/events