Georgia High School Football Daily Spotlight: Cairo No. 5 on Ga. Sports Writers Association rankings

Four defending champions are ranked No. 1 in the Georgia Sports Writers Association rankings released Wednesday night by the Associated Press.

The only 2008 champion that is not No. 1 is Cairo in Class AAA. The sports writers have Carver of Columbus on top (matching the GHSF Daily/AJC rankings. Cairo is tied for No. 5 with LaGrange.

The other No. 1 teams are Camden County (AAAAA), Tucker (AAAA), Buford (AA) and Wesleyan (A).

Class AAAAA
1. Camden County (2) 44
2. Peachtree Ridge (1) 42
3. Lowndes (1) 41
4. Grayson (1) 35
5. Northside (Warner Robins) 25
6. Newnan 18
T7. North Gwinnett 16
T7. Stephenson 16
T9. Lassiter 7
T9. Woodstock 7
Others receiving votes: M.L. King 6, Norcross 6, Etowah 3, Kell 3, Harrison 2, Collins Hill 2, Union Grove 1, Warner Robins 1,

Class AAAA
1. Tucker (3) 47
2. Southwest Dekalb (1) 39
3. Rome 37
4. Marist 31
5. Griffin (1) 27
6. Sandy Creek 21
7. Westside (Macon) 20
8. Statesboro 14
9. Hillgrove 11
10. Brunswick 8
Others receiving votes: Thomas County Central 6, North Clayton 6, Sequoyah 3, Loganville 3, Evans 2.

Class AAA
1. Carver (Columbus) (3) 47
2. Gainesville 39
3. Flowery Branch (1) 38
4. Baldwin 30
T5. Cairo (1) 27
T5. LaGrange 27
7. Peach County 23
8. Jackson 14
T9. Washington County 10
T9. Carrollton 10
Others receiving votes: Ridgeland 4, Woodward Academy 3, Cartersville 2, Burke County 1.

Class AA
1. Buford (5) 50
2. Calhoun 45
3. Fitzgerald 34
4. Jefferson County 25
5. Lovett 20
6. Pepperell 17
7. Thomasville 16
8. Callaway 15
9. Brooks County 13
10. Dublin 10
Others receiving votes: Jefferson 9, Charlton County 9, Adairsville 5, Swainsboro 4, Greater Atlanta Christian 3.

Class A
1. Wesleyan (4) 49
2. Wilcox County (1) 44
3. Emanuel County Institute 34
4. Clinch County 31
5. Wilkinson County 29
T6. Brookstone 27
T6. Lincoln County 27
8. Savannah Christian 10
9. Bremen 7
10. Turner County 6
Others receiving votes: Johnson County 5, Twiggs County 3, Bowdon 3

No. 1 votes in parentheses.

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10 comments Add your comment

Pridgeondeckk

August 20th, 2009
3:16 pm

Lets go Lions! We got this!

Brent Scott

August 20th, 2009
4:45 pm

It’s the Jeff Davis Yellow Jackets year! Hazlehurst, Georgia will be rocking on Friday nights! Let’s Go Jackets, Let’s Go!

Yo

August 20th, 2009
4:49 pm

I just hope Lowndes is good enough to finish 3rd…I dunno!

Big Boi (FROM THA DUBBB!!!)

August 20th, 2009
10:08 pm

If you’ll wanna see some good hard hitting football in the Middle Georgia area. I suggest you’ll come out and see the “DUBLIN FIGHTING IRISH” play “all day every day” baby!!! It’s time for some football !!!!

maker47

August 21st, 2009
3:01 pm

Just no respect for Cairo, but that is how we like it.

TJ

August 23rd, 2009
12:09 am

Bump Camden down and make room for Grayson!

Jimmy D.

August 23rd, 2009
6:11 am

Bainbridge 16 – #5 (AAA) Cairo 13. Can Bainbridge get some respect. SEE YOU IN THE PLAYOFF

jhutchinson

August 25th, 2009
4:01 pm

pirates goin all the way!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!

Rome Wolves (THE REAL AAAA STATE CHAMPS)

August 28th, 2009
10:55 am

Rome may have a young team this year but no doubt we will go deep into the playoffs again this year after being cheated by Marist last year! Watch out AAAA!

#1scout

August 29th, 2009
4:36 am

(AAA)Burke County still don’t get no respect after beating rank (AAAA)Brunswick, and rank Washington County last season. The Bears still have weapons including, the Augusta Chronicle player of the year (Terrell Brigham) at qaurterback again. I think ya’ll are sleeping on Burke County while, the Bears are woke. Check out what the Bears did to (AAAA)Effingham County last night. And, next friday its (AAAA)Ware County in the Bear Den. Matter of fact, the Bears first four games is against bigger schools (AAAA). (WATCH) BURKE COUNTY IS SERIOUS