AA blog: Here’s what we learned Friday

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  • 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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Lovett Fan

September 21st, 2013
9:20 am

There are some really good teams at the top of AA. Lamar County has some real speed. GAC is always tough…and Calhoun should not be dismissed because of losing to a very strong AAAA team. Of course, rankings make good troll fodder. Lovett continues to improve and has really been impressive in a brutal out of region schedule. Up next, a hard-hitting AL 5A team and then a look in the mirror against the balanced attack of Washington County and QB AJ Gray. Let’s hold off on celebrating just yet until we play a AA team or two. School size is only one factor in program quality and not the dominant one some in GA seem to think.

Still a dowg fan

September 21st, 2013
12:50 pm

Benedictine was very impressive last night. They imposed their will on Vidiala doing anything they wanted on offense combined with a dominating defense.Go Cadets.

Stan Holloway

September 21st, 2013
4:44 pm

You forgot Bowdon Red Devils….Speed and more speed!!!!!!!!!!

# 1 TROJAN FAN

September 22nd, 2013
8:08 pm

These boys are for real THE GREATEST SHOW ON TRUF

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