AA blog: What we learned Friday

Here’s what we learned Friday from Class AA games played in Week 4:

Which top 10 school had the most impressive win?

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  • 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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9 comments Add your comment


September 13th, 2013
11:53 pm

Lovett by far going over to Marist and winning


September 14th, 2013
6:11 am

Calhoun was outplayed and outmanned , Carrollton in in a different league.


September 14th, 2013
7:57 am

Hey Jefferson… before you throw rocks at Calhoun, you may want to look at our Dragons… you could say the same thing about North Hall as you did about Carrollton. Both the Dragons and Yellow Jackets got rocked last night. Hopefully our Dragons will learn some things and get better.

Come On Man

September 14th, 2013
8:00 am

Great win by my Lions — too bad so many of my classmates decided not to make the 10 minute drive to watch the game.

Just a Fan

September 14th, 2013
8:19 am

The third “quality 4aaaa opponent” for the Jackets?? Give me a break.

Dekalb Co Guy

September 14th, 2013
10:20 am

@ Come On Man

Maybe they were on their way over until they saw that traffic. I was headed west going to Perimetr mall and the traffic was backed up from the Marist entrance all the way to 285 about 15 minutes before the game


September 14th, 2013
3:04 pm

Right now Calhoun does not look like a title contender. The talent is there, but the offense is still not clicking. Jackets have to get some stable quarterback play and a lot of leadership from the seniors. The next six or seven region games should give them a chance to put it all together before the playoffs. Sometimes a game like last night can be one of the best things that can happen to a team.


September 15th, 2013
5:45 am

I’m no Dragon fan.


September 15th, 2013
6:50 am

Fan, you can go on break, clean the lobby when you get off break.