Softball: Class AAA No. 1 Buford rolls past 6A opponents

By Score Atlanta

Class AAA No. 1 Buford continues its reign at the top by running through a trio of Class AAAAAA Gwinnett County powers. The undefeated Wolves topped Mill Creek, Archer and Brookwood and have outscored their last first five opponents 29-5. Behind Buford in Class AAA sits Ringgold. Former No. 2 Central-Carroll fell 12-3 to Heard County and dropped to No. 5. Chapel Hill jumped to the No. 3 slot after a strong weekend. After falling to AAAAAA powerhouse Kennesaw Mountain 7-6 in eight innings, the Panthers topped Houston County 10-2.

Heard County’s wins over Central-Carroll and McIntosh moved them to Class AA No. 1. Vidalia also gained significant ground and moved up two places to the No. 3 spot after outscoring Atkinson County, Metter and Toombs County 42-4.

The loss to Buford did not drop 4-1 Archer out of the top slot in Class AAAAAA, and the Tigers remain ahead of No. 2 Collins Hill. The No. 2 Eagles posted an 11-0 route over Brookwood to open the season. At No. 3 Kennesaw Mountain is challenging for to move up in the rankings and have tallied a 6-0 start. Hillgrove dropped from No. 4 to No. 6 this week after spitting a pair of games with Alexander. North Gwinnett beat Brookwood 11-3 and jumped up a spot to No. 4, and sent the Broncos down from No. 8 to No. 10.

In Class AAAAA No. 3 Pope looks to be in midseason form after its 5-1 start. A 7-6 loss to Ridgeland was annulled by wins over Harrison, Walton, Sonoraville, Wheeler and Milton. Allatoona comes in at No. 4 and posted an 11-3 win over North Cobb. Undefeated Whitewater moves from No. 4 to the No. 2 spot in Class AAAAA. Starr’s Mill moves into the top 10 after beating last week’s tenth-ranked Loganville in its two-game sweep.

Northwest Whitfield stamped an 11-3 win over No. 1 Class A ranked Gordon Lee and still sits atop Class AAAA. No. 4 ranked Wayne County had a noteworthy 20-0 win over North Cobb Christian. Columbus moved down a slot in the rankings to No. 7 after a 9-0 loss to Harrison and 6-4 defeat with Blessed Trinity. In Class A Gordon Lee gets the benefit of the doubt after its grueling opening slate and the classification’s top 10 remains the same.

AAAAAA

1. Archer

2. Collins Hill

3. Kennesaw Mountain

4. North Gwinnett

5. Hillgrove

6. Mill Creek

7. Harrison

8. Alcovy

9. Lassiter

10. Brookwood

AAAAA

1. Union Grove

2. Whitewater

3. Pope

4. Allatoona

5. Northgate

6. Greenbrier

7. South Paulding

8. Heritage-Conyers

9. Ola

10. Starr’s Mill

AAAA

1. Northwest Whitfield

2. Madison County

3. Heritage-Catoosa

4. Wayne County

5. West Laurens

6. Carrollton

7. Columbus

8. South Effingham

9. Rutland

10. Marist

AAA

1. Buford

2. Ringgold

3. Jackson County

4. Chapel Hill

5. Central-Carroll

6. Pike County

7. Blessed Trinity

8. Pierce County

9. Fannin County

10. Franklin County

AA

1. Heard County

2. Wesleyan

3. Vidalia

4. Bacon County

5. Dade County

6. Cook

7. Calhoun

8. Bremen

9. Harlem

10. Jeff Davis

A

1. Gordon Lee

2. Mt. Pisgah

3. Prince Ave. Christian

4. Savannah Christian

5. Georgia Military

6. George Walton Academy

7. Seminole County

8. Mt. Zion-Carroll

9. Schley County

10. Darlington

2 comments Add your comment

Sportsnut

August 20th, 2013
10:27 pm

The 6A rankings resemble the CK Classic. By that, I mean the Cobb – Gwinnett presence.

Who Cares

August 21st, 2013
9:31 am

Buford is not AAA – more like D-1….nice try!