Saye it ain’t so: 10 statewide surprise from last week

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


1. Liberty Co. 29, Statesboro 0: Liberty County had lost its first three games by a combined 67-28 before knocking off Statesboro, which was 3-0 and ranked No. 10 in Class AAAA.


2. Brooks Co. 27, Monroe 19: Class AAA Monroe was 3-0 before losing to a team that was 1-2, with its only victory against Class A Pelham.


3. North Paulding 27, Sprayberry 22: Third-year North Paulding appears to be for real at 4-0, but we’ll find out for sure in the next two weeks when it faces East Paulding and Hiram.


4. Our Lady of Mercy 42, Landmark Christian 35: Mike Earwood’s new team tied the school record for victories in a season (4-0) by beating a perennial region contender.


5. Mount Zion, Jonesboro 21, Creekside 19: Both teams were undefeated, but Creekside appeared to be the class of Region 4-AAAA. Now Mount Zion finds itself tied with Lovejoy for the region lead.


6. Cairo 20, Thomas Co. Central 13: The No. 3 team in Class AAA goes overtime to take down Thomas County Central, which had been No. 5 in AAAA.


7. Marion Co. 21, Hawkinsville 14: Marion County, which dropped from Class AA this season, sits alone atop Region 4-A after knocking off the previous No. 10 team in Class A.


8. Roswell 24, Walton 13: Roswell appears ready to be a threat in Region 6-AAAAA despite its 1-3 record against a very tough non-region schedule.


9. Metter 21, Vidalia 20: Metter is 3-1 for the first time since 2003, when it reached the Class A quarterfinals.


10. South Atlanta 29, Clarkston 0: Sure, Clarkston is 0-3 and has lost 10 consecutive games. But South Atlanta had lost 14 straight, which was the state’s fourth-longest active streak.


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9 comments Add your comment


September 20th, 2010
1:20 pm

cane fan

September 20th, 2010
3:58 pm

congrats to metter ….they have an excellent head coach,,,he was the d coach at fitzgerald …way to go metter.


September 20th, 2010
4:13 pm

“1. Liberty Co. 29, Statesboro 0: Liberty County had lost its first three games by a combined 67-28 before knocking off Statesboro, which was 3-0 and ranked No. 10 in Class AAAA.”

Beginning of the season, Liberty County also lost to Americus Sumter who does have a winning tradition up until late. But Americus Losses came from Number four ranked Cook County, who also upset region 1-AAAAA Colquitt County who was also ranked, and from Troup County”. In other words, these are no slouch teams.


September 20th, 2010
4:16 pm

Liberty County lost to AA McIntosh Academy whose losses only came from undefeated and ranked opponents. McIntosh Academy lost to undefeated Glynn Academy and number 4 ranked Savannah Christian” at the time.


September 20th, 2010
4:18 pm

Actually the stunning upset is the Liberty County Statesboro game. Everyone else, was to be expected…..


September 20th, 2010
5:56 pm

NORTH PAULDING is having a GREAT year and we hope the Wolfpack continues to play good ball BUT…………….this week they get their first visit to “THE BONEYARD” when they play our RAIDERS from EAST PAULDING!!!

This Friday you got North Paulding @ EAST PAULDING, KELL @ HIRAM, & OSBORNE @ POPE
(SPRAYBERRY has an open date) so come Saturday morning you can look for the 5N-AAAA Region standings to be as follows:

#1 / HIRAM — 5 / 0 & 2 / 0 in the Region (beating Kell)
#2 / KELL — 4 / 1 & 1 / 1 in the Region (losing to Hiram)
#3 / EAST PAULDING — 4 / 1 & 1 / in the Region (beating North Paulding)
#4 / NORTH PAULDING — 4 / 1 & 1 / 1 in the Region (losing to East Paulding)
#5 / POPE — 4 / 0 & 1 / 0 in the Region (beating Osborne)
#6 / SPRAYBERRY — 1 / 3 & 0 / 1 in the Region (idle this week)
#7 / OSBORNE — 1 / 4 & 0 / 2 in the Region (losing to Pope)




September 21st, 2010
10:20 am

Marion dropped from AA Three years ago


September 21st, 2010
10:26 am

It was a great game .Both sides will agree as will they agree to the horrible calls both sides recieved


September 21st, 2010
5:04 pm

To me ,region 5n-AAAA is the region of the year! You have four teams that are actually contenders from this bracket. Give East Paulding the edge over North Paulding …simply because they have been there before and they know what it takes.
Give Hiram the nod over Kell because of the same reason…experience will prevail….but if not…im not mad at all. I like to see fresh new faces and teams do thier thing!
GOOD LUCK to all of COBB CO. teams! And dont forget about HILLGROVE!