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.

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  • 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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September 7th, 2013
9:07 am

Both of Calhoun’s wins are against AAAA schools, next week will be tough.


September 7th, 2013
12:36 pm

Calhoun’s defense looks very good. The offense has a lot of work to do and did not turn in a good performance last night. No consistency in the ground game. Too many motion penalties and turnovers. Probably gonna be a rough week of practice for those guys. Might be a tough one at Carrollton next Friday if the offense doesn’t start clicking.

Marquez Mitchell

September 8th, 2013
8:55 am

Valdosta is loaded. Beat us bad. BC will be back this week

Be Serious

September 9th, 2013
9:48 am

Both of Calhoun’s wins were against weak AAAA teams, including Ridgeland that graduated all of its offense and now cannot run or pass the ball. Next week will be a Carrollton blowout.


September 9th, 2013
10:13 am

You say weak, you don’t know.