Statement games from the east

Two Class AA teams 70 miles apart along the state’s east edge made loud arguments Friday night to become ranked.

According to the Savannah Morning News, Sylvania’s Screven County (5-1, 2-0) did dramatically, winning its third straight game on a blocked extra-point attempt against Laney, 21-20, to stay ahead in Region 3-AA. The paper reported Savannah’s Benedictine (5-1, 4-1) likewise remained in contention in 2-AA by beating Bryan County 21-9 behind Casey Hughes’ 140 yards and a touchdown rushing.

Both schools want their statements heard loud and clear, considering Screven hasn’t been ranked in the top 10 since the preseason of 2004 and Benedictine not since mid-season in 1997.

Here are other observations:

Don’t doubt Rafe Chapple’s arm: The Gwinnett Daily Post reported Greater Atlanta Christian’s quarterback passed for 330 yards and three touchdowns as the No. 9 Spartans barely lost to AAA’s second-ranked Thomson, 36-27. That gives him 549 yards and eight TDs his last two times out.

Washington-Wilkes isn’t perfect: The No. 6 Tigers shut out three teams in their 5-0 start, but were themselves blanked 31-0 by Jefferson in 8-AA. The Athens Banner Herald reported that Brian Shirreffs’ two rushing TDs and another passing did most of the harm.

Juan Foster can scoot: The Morning News reported his 212 yards and two TDs kept No. 4 Vidalia among the class’ four unbeaten teams and still atop 2-AA.

Lovett’s struggles are continuing: The No. 10 Lions, ranked as high as No. 4 three weeks ago, lost momentum with a fourth straight loss, 48-35 to Washington County. In fairness to Lovett, the Maxwell Rankings computed the Lions’ schedule to be so far toughest in AA, with all six games against teams ranked in higher classifications.

Malcolm Parrish remains dangerous: The Valdosta Times reported Brooks County’s quarterback passed for 290 yards and all four of the No. 2 Trojans’ TDs in their 28-10 victory over Thomasville. His 10- and 13-yard strikes within 17 seconds kept Brooks undefeated (6-0) and atop 1-AA.

Cook is fallible, too: The No 3 Hornets (4-1, 1-1) entered Friday unbeaten and having allowed nobody more than two touchdowns, but the Times reported No. 5 Fitzgerald (5-1, 2-0) stung them with a 59-yard TD on the game’s first snap en route to winning 21-15.

6 comments Add your comment

Son of waco

October 6th, 2012
11:13 am

Lovett better make noise in AA because after Fri i respect their offense and team…They gave us a great mental workout on defense with their play calls and that slick QB……

BROOKS COUNTY 2005

October 6th, 2012
1:41 pm

BROOKS COUNTY MALCOLM PARRISH IS THE BEST QB IN AA . YALL TUNE IN FRIDAY FOR THE GREAT SHOW DOWN AGAINST FITZGERALD .THE TROJANS ARE GONE STOP THERE HURRICANE SEASON

Jefferson

October 6th, 2012
4:10 pm

Go Cainman get em.

Keyantee Thurman

October 7th, 2012
1:48 pm

To me honestly Region 6 AA is the toughest region and we, meaning Hapeville Charter Career Academy, are the underdogs in it. You guys sit here and talk about Lovett, GAC, Westminister, and Wesleyan like we are a non-factor of the region. But I gurantee, we are going to make some noise in this Region 6 AA. Just watch ! This upcoming week we have our first region game vs. Wesleyan for our homecoming. Then the week after, we are @Lovett. After them, we have Crosskeys. And, we have GAC for our senior night & last but not least, we have Westminster. You guys better not sleep on us because no matter what you guys might think these teams have a rude awakening coming their way and that’s a promise !!

RealisticFan

October 8th, 2012
3:32 pm

There is only 1 EAST. :)

Tough Love

October 8th, 2012
3:46 pm

Hapeville IS a non-factor in 6-AA. Hapeville will get crushed in every region game.