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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