AA blog: Here’s what we learned Friday

Here’s what we learned from Friday night about Class AA:

Which team is more worthy of top 10 discussion?

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  • 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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11 comments Add your comment

Lovett Fan

September 28th, 2013
1:33 pm

Lovett beat 5A Fort Payne 35-13.It was a good win for Georgia football. 21-0 at the half. The Lions demonstrated their incredible depth in the second half. But Washington County is going to be a great game to watch next week as #2 AA faces #2 AAA…again.

Jefferson

September 28th, 2013
7:45 pm

Lovett should be #1

Jacket

September 29th, 2013
8:31 am

Calhoun is the best team in AA.

WW

September 29th, 2013
9:30 am

RC has played powder puff teams.

WW

September 29th, 2013
9:30 am

Enter your comments here

Really

September 29th, 2013
10:32 am

Lovett is good, but not sure they have “incredible depth”. Without Haley, the team would be in trouble.

Ike in Savh

September 29th, 2013
12:40 pm

I love the way Benedictine gets so much attention from all the homies in ATL. In the top 10 and never gets any respect. Don’t worry though, waitin in the marshgrass for you to come to SOUTH GA.

Jefferson

September 29th, 2013
7:22 pm

Calhoun’s defense will be ok against any AA team.

Bulldawg

September 29th, 2013
8:36 pm

Calhoun is a very good team, but I don’t see them as the top team in AA right now. They may be there in the end, but the Jackets have a lot of work to do offensively.

The weapons are there on the offensive side of the ball, but the full potential of that unit has yet to be seen. If the Jackets start firing on all cylinders offensively, they may very well win it all, but they have a ways to go.

I agree with Jefferson. The defense can play with anyone in AA and is the reason that Calhoun will be relevant come playoff time no matter what the offense does.

Blue and Gold Tiger Man

September 30th, 2013
9:40 am

W-W will have their hands full. We are running the ball a lot better which should help us against Jefferson (278 per game) but our two leading rushers (TB and QB) are sophomores. They’ll have to grow up this week.

Jeff

September 30th, 2013
12:01 pm

@WW, You are right that RC has played a cream puff schedule. They will be 5-0 until they meet Jefferson @ Jefferson. Should be a good barometer on how well Shaw is doing. Go Cats!