Teams make early statements in Week 2

By S. Thomas Coleman
For the AJC

In Week 2, which was the season opener for some, several teams made early statements of various kinds.

Wilcox County 43, Wilkinson County 39.
Statement: That Wilcox (1-0) will again be a contender for a state championship. The Patriots’ win over a quality opponent like Wilkinson County (0-1) in the first game of their season means they will probably be in familiar territory at season’s end – in the think of the title chase.

Eagle’s Landing Christian Academy 32, Briarwood Christian (Birmingham) 7.
Statement: Thmight be the year ELCA (1-1) wins a state title. After a narrow loss last week (24-19) to one of the best teams in Class AAA, Washington County, ELCA bounced back with a win over one of the best teams in Alabama’s second largest class.

Clinch County 36, Mitchell County 20.
Statement: Talk of the Panthers’ demise is premature. Clinch was throttled by Class AA Brooks County in Week 1, but bounced back to knock off a solid Mitchell County team.

George Walton Academy 41, First Presbyterian Day 38.
Statement: That George Walton is as good as advertised and could be ready to challenge title. The Bulldogs led 31-0 at one point as transfer running back Stanley Williams scored three touchdown.

Our Lady of Mercy 38, Mt. Paran 7.
Statement: That this isn’t your grandfather’s Mercy. The Bobcats got two touchdowns from senior Rashard Fant and one each from seniors Chanucey Laboo and Kalon Anthony, as well as sophomore Jordan Thomas in a thrashing of the Eagles, a playoff team last season. Mercy has never advanced to the post season in the 12-year existence of the school.

13 comments Add your comment

S. Jorja Injun

September 1st, 2012
8:58 am

Charlton Co. 20, Brantley Co. 0. Charlton D is very good.

S. Thomas Coleman

September 1st, 2012
11:48 am

@S. Jorja: Charlton is always good. The “Public Title” will run through Charlton, Lincoln and Wilcox, I think. But it’s still VERY early. ECI will be in the mix as well. Thanks for reading!!

S. Thomas Coleman

Swamp Lizard

September 1st, 2012
5:33 pm

The ELCA “D” look really good last night, giving up only a hail mary with 3 seconds before half. The Clinch Co / ELCA game this coming Friday night should be a good one.


September 2nd, 2012
12:23 am

A couple blocked kicks, a couple fumble recoveries, one for a TD. an interception for good measure. Sounds like Lovejoy is at it again.


September 2nd, 2012
10:00 am

I saw Clinch play in the scrimmage vs Miller County. I predict E.L.C.A. wins by 3 touchdowns.


September 2nd, 2012
4:03 pm

Schley County running back Tra Minter had 250 rushing yards and over 500 all purpose yards with 3 TDs in OT loss to Miller County.


September 3rd, 2012
1:43 pm

Don’t over look Greenville High School Patriots,they have two brothers Jamil and Jamal McKee both are awesome.Jamal a soph plays qb and Jamil a senior plays receiver,punter,and cornerback,will keep the Patriots inthe hunt.

Swamp Lizard

September 3rd, 2012
6:33 pm

Big week ahead in Class A football …. a lot of big games this coming Friday.

Swamp Lizard

September 3rd, 2012
6:39 pm

No one is talking about Holy Innocents ( Private ) but they had a hugh 10-9 win over AA Wesleyan this past Friday night. They should be a player in tough Region 5 with ELCA, Landmark, & Our Lady of Mercy. I think they are a top 10 team.

Swamp Lizard

September 3rd, 2012
6:45 pm

@ STC …. I agree with you that the Private Class A playoffs will come down to those three teams … Charlton, Wilcox, & Lincoln ….. three teams that are powerhouse programs & rich in tradition. No signs from them letting up.

Swamp Lizard

September 3rd, 2012
7:26 pm

@ STC …. there seems to be a call for TWO polls in Class A from a lot of people. I too, would like to see two polls Public / Private. With that said I do want you to know I appreciate your Tuesday take on the Top 5’s & trending teams ….. thanks & I appreciate your writing.


September 4th, 2012
3:23 pm

Ditto on the separate polls for public and private, and ditto on the quality of reporting and comments.


September 10th, 2012
8:04 pm

@ Chad…I agree #5 Tra Minter ran all over Miller Co. That kid was hard to stop! AWSOME