Chip Saye ranks the most surprising results of the weekend:
1. Parkview 22, Grayson 7: A Parkview team that had not scored a touchdown in its first two games scored three this time, enough to knock off the team ranked No. 1 nationally last week by ESPN and Rivals. Parkview ended a six-game losing streak against the Rams and snapped Grayson’s 17-game overall winning streak.
2. North Cobb 49, Walton 17: North Cobb established itself as the team to beat in Region 4-AAAAAA with a lopsided victory against last week’s third-ranked team in Class AAAAAA. North Cobb’s top challenger in the region, McEachern, lost to Walton 37-35 at home earlier this year.
3. Alcovy 24, Eastside 10: Eastside climbed to No. 10 in the Class AAAA rankings with impressive season-opening victories against Newton and Jackson. The Eagles are back out of the top 10 now after losing to Newton County rival Alcovy, which won for the first time this season and lost to Eastside 38-15 last year.
4. Chamblee 27, GAC 24: Chamblee is 3-0 for the first time since 2007 after its overtime win against a GAC team that was ranked No. 6 in Class AA last week. The Bulldogs also have victories against a Class AAAAAA team (Druid Hills) and a AAAAA team (Dunwoody), and they play undefeated South Atlanta this week.
5. Monroe 35, Fitzgerald 28: Monroe has played three teams ranked in the top three in their classifications last week, and the Tornadoes have come out of that stretch with two victories (Wilcox County was the other) and a three-point loss to Brooks County, the No. 2 team in AA. They begin region play against Westover on Saturday.
6. West Laurens 42, Dublin 0: The losses are less surprising each week as they continue to mount for the Fighting Irish, but it is still unusual to see Dublin in this predicament. Dublin, which was 30-4 all-time against West Laurens before Friday, is 0-3 for the first time since 2000 and has been outscored 149-24 this season.
7. Twiggs Co. 41, Crawford Co. 0: Twiggs County was considered a slight favorite in the game by the Maxwell Ratings, but the Cobras’ blowout victory was noteworthy because it ended the team’s 17-game losing streak that went back to a 26-20, triple-overtime win against Hancock Central on Sept. 24, 2010.
8. McIntosh 14, Ola 6: McIntosh is 3-0 for the first time in the 31-year history of the program after its victory over Ola, which beat the Chiefs in the regular-season finale last year. McIntosh won three or fewer games in 20 of the previous 30 seasons. The Chiefs will face their toughest test so far this season when they meet Drew on Friday.
9. Jefferson 27, North Hall 21: Jefferson has recovered from a season-opening loss to a good Commerce team with consecutive victories against Jackson County and North Hall. Those two teams are 4-0 this season against teams other than Jefferson.
10. Bryan Co. 29, Jeff Davis 0: Jeff Davis did not play a region schedule in 2010 or ‘11, but the Yellow Jackets appeared ready for their 2-AA opener after starting the season with eight- and 14-point victories in non-region play. Instead, Jeff Davis finds itself 0-1 in the region after losing to a team that was 0-2 overall entering the game.
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