Butler ends 41-game losing streak, and other upsets of the week

Butler of Augusta ended its 41-game losing streak, the seventh- longest skid in state history, while six other schools that were winless in 2009 won last week.

They were Monroe Area, Southeast Bulloch, North Cobb Christian (first victory in school history), Albany, Long County and West Hall.

Butler beat Westside of Augusta 42-0. Asked by the Augusta Chronicle if he expected a blowout, head coach Ashley Harden said, “Honestly? Yes. We don’t feel like there’s a team that outworks us.’’

GHSF Daily’s Chip Saye ranks the most surprising upsets of the weekend:

1. Butler 42, Westside-Augusta 0:

Butler snaps a 41-game losing streak, seventh-longest in the state history.

2. Lambert 14, Northwest Whitfield 0:

Second-year Lambert moves up to Class AAAA and knocks off a 2009 playoff team.

3. North Cobb Christian 26, Mt. Zion-Carroll 8:

Fourth-year North Cobb Christian picks up first victory in program history.

4. West Forsyth 13, Harrison 0:

West Forsyth moves from AAA to AAAAA and knocks off Cobb County power.

5. Worth County 32, Fitzgerald 26:

Worth County lost to Fitzgerald 49-0 in 2009.

6. Albany 14, Dougherty 13:

Albany ends a 15-game losing streak and beats Dougherty for the first time since 1988.

7. Mary Persons 27, Jackson 24:

Jackson, a 2009 region champion, loses first regular-season game since 2007.

8. Allatoona 24, Kennesaw Mountain 22:

Class AAA beats AAAAA in Cobb County rivalry; Allatoona is Cobb’s newest school.

9. Aquinas 35, Landmark Christian 17:

Matt Lezotte (6-5) is now the only Aquinas coach in history with a winning record.

10. Druid Hills 33, Avondale 0:

Druid Hills reverses a 28-0 loss from a year ago against a 2009 playoff team.

8 comments Add your comment

HeadEast

August 30th, 2010
12:27 pm

West Forsyth knocks off FORMER AAAAA power, the Hoyas are has beens.

West Cobb Bob

August 30th, 2010
12:57 pm

Harrison is going backwards. Nice win for West Forsyth.

Rodster

August 30th, 2010
1:23 pm

Agree with HeadEast and West Cobb Bob, since Harrison’s original football coach retired they have been going steadily backward.

GHSF Daily

August 30th, 2010
3:06 pm

Yep, ”Cobb power” might be in the past. I hope not. Harrison had years of excellence that only McEachern has matched in the last few decades of Cobb County football.

Panther Pride

August 31st, 2010
7:55 am

Does that school in gwinnett (MEADOWCREEK) still have the longest losing streak ? if so what is the streak number of losses for them now ?

R.W. Gweed

September 1st, 2010
5:04 pm

I was told that Jackson lost 20+ seniors from last year’s team. I attended the game and Mary Persons won by running the ball up the middle. Jackson will have an “off year” this year, but they will be back.

SouthGARules

September 1st, 2010
10:33 pm

Anytime the Albany High Indians win, it is an upset!

tt

September 2nd, 2010
6:31 pm

YOUR.. prediction was dead wrong about Langston Hughes u predicted Osborne to beat Langston Hughes ????? Where they do that at ? LMBO.. sorry it didn’t go down that way.. not only did we beat Osborne but we had to play the referee’s also.. IT’S ALWAYS THE UNDERDOGS THAT COMES OUT ON TOP !!!!!!! GOOOO PANTHERS