By S. Thomas Coleman
For the AJC
Here is a look at some teams that remained undefeated thus far:
Eagle’s Landing Christian Academy. As expected, the No. 1 Chargers (3-0) steam rolled Hapeville Charter 68-6 in a game that was 55-0 at the half.
Landmark Christian School. The No. 2 War Eagles escaped Friday with a 14-7 win over Mt. Paran Christian School in Fairburn. Landmark (4-0) got touchdowns from senior RB Darius Smith on a 5-yard run and a 35-yard fumble return by freshman Joey Blount. Landmark led 14-0 after one quarter and the defense made it stick. Mt. Paran (2-1) proved it will be a contender, as the Eagle defense stood firm against Landmarks power running game.
Seminole County. The Indians, ranked No. 8, posted 252 yards of total offense in a 21-14 win over Clinch County (1-3). Seminole County RB Robert Speights scored on a 66-yard touchdown run and threw a 5-yard touchdown pass to Tyler Peters, while QB Alex Fudge scored on a 3-yard run.
Trion. The Bulldogs (3-0) traveled south to Marietta and made a huge statement with a convincing 42-7 win over Walker. Trion’s methodical ground oriented offense did most of the damage as Malik Martin, Devonya Farmer, Bradley Womack and Chandler Latham (2) each had rushing touchdowns. The win snapped the Wolverines’ 13-game regular season win streak.
Pace Academy. The Knights continued their impressive start to the season with a 39-6 drubbing of King’s Ridge Christian School in a game played on Thursday night in honor of Yom Kippur. The victory avenged a 48-20 loss to King’s Ridge last season.
Telfair County. The Trojans are 3-0 for the first time since 1994 after drubbing Baconton Charter 47-6. In two seasons, Telfair County has outscored the Blazers 88-6. After finishing 6-4 last season and narrowly missing the public school playoffs, Telfair County hopes to advance to the post season for the first time since 2004.
Irwin County. The Indians (2-0-1) defeated East Laurens of Dublin 35-14, as the rebuilding job of head coach John Lindsey, now in this third season, continues in Ocilla. After finishing 3-7 in his first season, Lindsey guided Irwin County to a 7-4 record and a berth in the public school playoffs last season. Meanwhile, this season Class AA East Laurens (0-4) has lost to three schools in Class A (Aquinas, Hancock Central and Irwin County) by a combined score of 125-34.
Mount Pisgah Christian School. Chase Clark kicked a 21-yard field goal with no time left on the clock to complete a 17-16 comeback win over Our Lady of Mercy (0-2). The Patriots (3-0) trailed 16-0 at halftime.
Johnson County. The Trojans (3-0) edged Portal (0-2-1) 20-13 at home in Wrightsville. Johnson County began last season 4-0 but went 3-3 down the stretch and failed to make the public school playoffs by finishing one spot shy of the top 16.
Gordon Lee. The Trojans are 3-0 for the first time since 2002, when they finished 11-2 and advanced to the Class A quarterfinals. Gordon Lee spanked Class AA Armuchee 25-7 on Friday.
Fellowship Christian. The Paladins are 3-0 for the first time since 2007 after dismantling Class AA Oglethorpe County 38-9 on Friday. Fellowship, located in Roswell, went on to finish the 2007 season with a record of 11-2.
St. Anne-Pacelli. The Vikings (2-0) blanked Stewart County (0-3) 44-0. The Columbus-based private school will try to avoid last year’s six-game nose dive after starting the 2012 season 4-0.
Your turn, Class A Blog heads. Until Tuesday …