AA blog: Here’s what we learned Friday
Let’s just jump right in:
- Are the Lovett Lions – currently ranked No. 2 – the state’s best in Class AA? We learned on Friday that they’re no doubt in the discussion. They improved to 4-0 by stunning AAA’s No. 2-ranked St. Pius X, 28-7, in a game in which they were up 28-0 at halftime. They’ve yet to play a team in or below their classification, opening their season with two AAA schools before an AAAA school last week, so even the staunchest of Lovett haters have to respect that strength of schedule. It will be interesting to see if the Lions are No. 1 in next week’s polls. To get there, pollsters will have to decide whether to leapfrog them over the No. 1-ranked Lamar County Trojans, who were on bye this week and hold the top spot for the first time in school history. Again, it’s hard to argue against what the Lions have accomplished thus far, having not even entered their region schedule yet. They began the season ranked No. 8.
- The No. 9-ranked Benedictine Cadets are another team climbing the ranks and impressing along the way. In a pivotal Region 2-AA game against No. 7 Vidalia, the Cadets posted a 28-0 shutout to improve to 4-0. The win puts Benedictine in the driver’s seat for its first region title since 2000. Not bad for a team unranked heading into the season.
- In addition to Vidalia, another team in the top 10 lost – No. 10 Macon County fell to Peach County, 17-14. The remaining top 10 teams won in blowouts – No. 5 Washington-Wilkes beat Riverside Military, 50-14; No. 6 Calhoun bounced back from its loss last week with a 38-0 win over Dade County; No. 8 Brooks County dominated Mitchell County, 50-6. In addition to Lamar County, No. 3 Greater Atlanta Christian and No. 4 Jefferson were on bye.
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