Notable results of week 6: Stockbridge, Chestatee pull off big upsets

GHSF Daily’s Chip Saye ranks the surprises and games of note from the weekend:

1. Stockbridge 17, Griffin 14: Griffin, ranked No. 2 in Class AAAA last, had averaged 40.8 points per game in its 4-0 start, but the Bears were held in check and lost on a field goal on the game’s final play. It was Griffin’s first loss to a Henry County school in 29 all-time games and the first in seven meetings with Stockbridge.

2. Chestatee 24, Stephens County 20: Chestatee raised some eyebrows with a victory against Eastside on Sept. 21, but the War Eagles established themselves as contenders for the Region 8-AAAA title with a win over last week’s fifth-ranked team. Chestatee has won three straight after losing to North Hall 32-20 in the opener.

3. Cass 35, Dalton 7: Cass proved that its 4-1 record is no fluke and that it will be a factor in Region 7-AAAA with a rout of perennial power Dalton. It was the first victory in nine tries against Dalton for the Colonels, who were 0-10 last season and are off to their best start since the 2004 team was 5-0.

4. Camden County 43, Valdosta 6: Aside from being Valdosta’s most-lopsided home loss in 38 years, this one will go down in the history books as Camden County’s debut in powerful Region 1-AAAAAA after years of dominating a weak Savannah-area region. This was Camden County’s 87th consecutive region victory.

5. Charlton County 32, Wilcox County 26: Charlton County snapped a two-game losing streak to Wilcox County and dealt a serious blow to the Patriots’ hopes of repeating as Region 2-A champions. Wilcox County fell out of the rankings from its No. 4 spot, and Charlton County moved in at No. 10.

6. Hancock Central 26, Warren County 0: When these teams met last season, a postgame brawl led to a GBI investigation, an injury to then-Warren coach David Daniel that required surgery and a fine and warning status for Hancock Central. There were no incidents this time, and Hancock Central broke a seven-game losing streak in the series.

7. Northside, Columbus 14, Russell County, Ala. 14: Under Alabama rules, games do not end in ties. But this one was played in Columbus, with Georgia rules, and Northside coach Paul Cates opted not to play overtime. It was the first tie game for an Alabama school since 1995 and the first for an AHSAA school since Ranburne tied Georgia’s Mount Zion 8-8 in 1992.

8. Blessed Trinity 21, Woodward Academy 14: Woodward Academy was No. 9 in Class AAA last week, its first ranking in two years, but the War Eagles’ stay in the top 10 was a short one. Blessed Trinity improved to 4-1 overall, is tied for first place with St. Pius and Cedar Grove in a competitive Region 6-AAA and moved into the Top 10.

9. Jefferson County 33, Wesleyan 0: Jefferson County, which came into the game 1-3 against a difficult schedule, had a relatively easy time against a Wesleyan team that was 3-1. It was Jefferson County’s first game in history against any of the five metro Atlanta schools that make up Region 6-AA.

10. Baconton Charter 40, Stewart County 13: Baconton Charter broke a 15-game losing streak against Georgia teams. The third-year program has an all-time record of 4-20 – one victory was by forfeit, one was against Munroe, Fla., earlier this year, and the other two were against Stewart County, which is 4-40 in its five seasons.

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8 comments Add your comment

HardHat

October 1st, 2012
8:51 am

Go BT ! Wesleyan and Valdosta losing that badly. WOW !

Pulling Guard

October 1st, 2012
8:00 pm

Anything on the Lowndes-Colquitt controversy ? The AAAAAA board on GAVSV is blowing up because of it. Somebody posted that the GHSA is going to make Lowndes vacate the win ( not sure if it’s joke or not ).

Bear_Backer

October 2nd, 2012
2:23 am

Griffin will bounce back…the playoffs are what matters. GO BEARS

Camden74

October 2nd, 2012
1:52 pm

GO Camden County Wildcats! :-D

Tiger Fan

October 2nd, 2012
3:20 pm

Bear Backer@ you sound silly, just last week you were running your mouth about the Griffin Bears, knows its the playoffs. i know you were at te game, and for those who were not there, the game was not really has close has the score say’s, and Bear Backer you and all your trash talking GRIFFIN FANS KNOW THAT! stockbridge beat you guys in every part of the game. Give prop’s when its do. The QB for stockbridge flat out killed Griffin, you guys are a good team, but not unstoppable.

Tiger Fan

October 2nd, 2012
3:26 pm

For everyone else out there, don’t let the MLK game earlier this season fool you. They got beat, but again the score didnt show how close the game really was. For the rest of the Sub region, Ha,Ha,Ha you have to see the mighty TIGERS!

G.B.

October 3rd, 2012
2:05 am

Get real Tiger Fan,stockbridge finally has a signature win…..stop licking your chops boy!

david kidd

October 3rd, 2012
11:39 pm

i have noted that since i have followed probst that he cries more than spurrier ever did! any time he loses he cries about something! he should have stayed on tv as an actor. let the favor fall on him though and he turns his head and say “huh, i didn’t see anything wrong!” well, coach, a day of reckoning is coming to your house on november 9th sir, and you better be ready; the rath of the cats will have you crying all night long my friend!