Class AA blog: What we learned Friday night
Here’s what we learned from Friday night about Class AA:
- There may be other teams worthy of the coveted-yet-meaningless No. 1 ranking — like defending state champion Jefferson, Lamar County or Greater Atlanta Christian — but the current top team, the Calhoun Yellow Jackets, have made a strong argument to stay there when the new rankings come out Monday. For the second consecutive week, the Jackets (2-0) have dominated an AAAA north Georgia rival, this time the Dalton Catamounts, 17-2. In the virtual shutout, Calhoun has now won five straight in the all-time series once owned by Dalton. Of course, under coach Matt Land, Dalton is not the north Georgia power it once was, its 50-plus consecutive winning season snapped in 2011. Nonetheless, the Jackets have outscored their opponents 52-2 thus far, including a 35-0 win over Ridgeland in their season opener.
- Speaking of those other contenders, the Jefferson Dragons, Lamar County Trojans and GAC Spartans all posted convincing wins to let their prominence be known. With their 49-0 win over Jackson County, the Dragons have let to allow a point this season, outscoring their competition 89-0. The Trojans marched to a 28-7 win over Eagle’s Landing and the Spartans ran up the score on Apalachee, 56-14.
- There will be a new No. 5 next week, as Brooks County lost, 50-20, in a surprisingly lopsided game at Valdosta. Brooks County will likely slide behind the remaining four top 10 teams, none of whom lost. Lovett enjoyed a bye, while Vidalia topped McIntosh County Academy, 35-7, Fitzgerald tied Irwin County at 20, Washington-Wilkes came from behind to top Class A’s No. 3 Lincoln County, 28-14, and Bendectine earned a second lopsided win, 49-0, over Long County.
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