AA blog: What we learned Friday
Here’s what we learned Friday from Class AA games played in Week 4:
- The Lovett Lions have likely earned their place in the top three after a double overtime win over AAAA’s No. 5-ranked Marist. Willie Candler’s 2-yard run sealed the victory and capped a comeback in which the Lions trailed 21-6 at halftime. The Lions moved to 3-0 and dropped Marist (1-2) to its second straight loss. With the win, Lovett has officially announced itself as a state title contender as it seeks its second consecutive 6-AA title. The Lions will face another test of their legitimacy next week when they play St. Pius, ranked No. 2 in AAA.
- The Lamar County Trojans are looking like the state’s top-ranked team after a 41-14 over Pike County. The Trojans improved to 3-0 and marched to a 41-0 lead that initiated a running clock for the fourth quarter. They’ll likely hold on to what will surely be the top ranking when the new polls come out Monday for at least two weeks. They will take a bye next week before kicking off their Region 4-AA schedule at home against Taylor County on Sept. 27.
- The state’s No. 1 and No. 3 teams — the Calhoun Yellow Jackets and Jefferson Dragons, respectively — lost. The Jackets lost to AAAA’s No. 2-ranked Carrollton in convincing fashion, 42-7. It was the third straight quality AAAA opponent for the Jackets (2-1), who will now focus on winning their 13th consecutive region title. Their 7-AA schedule begins next week when they host Dade County. The Dragons (2-1) fell to North Hall, the No. 5-ranked team from AAA, by a score of 41-34. The loss snapped a 16-game win streak for the defending state champions, who begin 8-AA play at home against Greene County Sept. 27.
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