AA blog: Here’s what we learned Friday
Here’s what we learned from Friday night about Class AA:
- All teams in the top 10 appear worthy, going 10-0 for the week. And most teams won by a wide margin – save No. 6 Brooks County edging Early County, 13-6 – by outscoring the competition a combined 423-101. Lamar County likely holds on to the top spot after defeating Taylor County, 40-14; No. 2-ranked Lovett made good of its trip across state lines with a 35-13 win over Fort Payne (Ala.). No. 3 GAC put up the highest total in AA with 67 points to Howard School’s (Tenn.) 20. With such a strong showing from all top 10 schools, it’s hard to imagine any of them dropping out of the top 10.
- Though the top 10 will likely remain intact, there are some teams knocking on the door. The Bowdon Red Devils improved to 5-0 with a convincing 35-12 over Region 5-AA rival Manchester, a team that finished ahead of them in the standings last season and beat them 19-13. Last year’s 5-AA champion, Heard County, is still the team to beat in that region and will be waiting for the Red Devils as the regular season’s last game, but Heard County already has a loss on the season. Another team to keep an eye on is the Rabun County Wildcats. They defeated Social Circle, 64-0, to improve to 4-0. They’re flying largely under the radar out of what has been considered a weak Region 8-AA, and come across as unassuming after a 6-5 season in 2012, their first winning season in five years. But they’re in Year 2 under Lee Shaw, the coach who built Flowery Branch into a perennial playoff contender. They’ll travel to Jefferson in two weeks for what could decide the region championship.
I’m sure I left some teams out who may be worthy of being in the top 10 discussion. I’m even more sure you’ll let me know which teams those are.
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