Many people expect Region 7 to be one of the best regions in the state for boys and girls teams. Early results indicate those prognostications may be on target.
Among the boys teams, Dawson County and North Hall are both 2-0, while West Hall, White County and Fannin County are all 3-1. Buford, one of the favorites, is 1-2, but those losses have come against AAAAA power Westlake and AAAA power Eagle’s Landing.
On the girls side, East Hall and North Hall are both 3-0, Banks County and Dawson County are 2-0, and White County is 3-1.
Favorites open fast in Region 6
The race is already on in Region 6, too, where the Decatur, St. Pius and Blessed Trinity boys have already won three games. Throw in Woodward Academy and you can tell it’s going to be a competitive year.
Fans will be able to get an early taste of the competition this week. On Tuesday night, Woodward Academy travels to Decatur and St. Pius is at Cedar Grove. On Friday, Decatur is at Blessed Trinity and Towers is at St. Pius.
Savannah off to quick start
The Savannah Blue Jackets have already found Class AAA to their liking. The boys, playing in the classification that reflects the school’s attendance size, is off to a quick 2-0 start. One of those wins was a 62-52 win over rival Beach, the other a 82-27 thumping of Islands.
Savannah should get a test this weekend when it travels to Augusta to play Laney on Friday and Josey on Saturday. Tim Jordan’s club has two big showcase tournaments coming up: the Sweet 16 in Orangeburg, S.C., and the McDonald’s Classic in Tifton.
Tattnall County, expected to contend in Region 1, lost a five-point decision to Class AAAAAA Lowndes, but came back to beat Vidalia and Claxton. .. . . The North Oconee girls won their first three games, outscoring the opposition by an average of 58-24. The Titans have yet to allow more than 30 points in a game. . . . The Sonoraville girls, 21-7 last year, picked up where they left off by winning their first three games. . . . The Lakeview-Fort Oglethorpe girls have won three straight since losing the season opener to Silverdale Academy of Tennessee.. . . Other girls teams who are off to 3-0 starts are Jackson and Chapel Hill in Region 4 and Pike County in Region 2.