Rankings alert: Can anyone say “Ringgold?”

Ringgold has made a strong case for a state ranking.

The Tiger scored and impressive 30-0 victory and ruined Sonoraville’s homecoming in the process. Ringgold (4-1) will be favored to win the next three games heading into the regular-season finale against No. 2-ranked Cartersville.

There’s an opening in the rankings this week after No. 10 Pierce County lost its first game of the season. Ringgold has not been state ranked since 1967.

Ringgold made quick work of Sonoraville. Ethan Dalton rushed for a 1-yard touchdown and Kile Sholl scored from 14 yards out to give the Tigers a 14-0 lead after two possessions. After netting a safety, Ringgold’s D.L. Goins scored on a 3-yard run and a 38-yard keeper by quarterback Slade Dale to complete the scoring.

Waco ends Lovett’s run: Go figure. Washington County couldn’t kick an extra point in regulation, but wound up kicking a field goal in overtime to win the game. The 28-yard field goal by Jed May gave the No. 3 Golden Lions a 36-33 victory over Lovett, the No. 2 team in Class AA. It ended Lovett’s reign of terror over ranked AAA teams; the Lions had already beaten Woodward Academy, Blessed Trinity and St. Pius, as well as AAAA Marist.

Washington County unleashed a strong running attack. The 425 yards amassed by the Golden Hawks (5-0) included 204 from Malik Jackson and 140 from quarterback A.J. Gray.

North Hall bowls them over again: How does 571 yards rushing sound? It sounds typical for North Hall, which had three players run for more than 100 yards in a 56-31 win over East Hall.

Quarterback Andrew Smith ran for 226 yards and two touchdowns and also threw for a score. Zach Little rushed for 180 yards and three touchdowns. Brannon Dyer for 105 yards.

North Hall was not able to stop East Hall’s Devin Watson, who threw for 331 yards and one touchdown and ran for three other scores.

Only three TDs for North Oconee’s Bryant: Morgan County got beat 56-14, but limited North Oconee’s Kawon Bryant to 228 yards and three touchdowns. Limited? He scored eight touchdowns and topped 300 yards last week

Bryant now has 1,335 yards rushing and scored 24 touchdowns.

North quarterback Tate Adock also threw for 292 yards and three touchdowns for the No. 9-ranked Titans (4-1).

Cartersville nears school scoring record: The No. 2-ranked Purple Hurricanes nearly set a school scoring record in a 76-13 win over Lakeview-Fort Oglethorpe. According to the Georgia High School Football Historians Association, Cartersville scored 76 points against Covington on Oct. 18, 1929.

Most recently, the Canes scored 63 points against Coahulla Creek in 2012.

19 comments Add your comment

Region 7-AAA

October 5th, 2013
1:37 am

That QB for East Hall was by far the best North Hall has seen all season.

BIG Fan

October 5th, 2013
8:10 am

Need to rethink your headline. Kawon Bryant scored 4 touchdowns in his “limited”night. Also had 2 more TDs called back for another 60 yards or so. Had about 100 yards receiving. Kid is unreal.

Really

October 5th, 2013
8:27 am

Lovett’s starting QB did not play, and WACO still needed overtime to win.

Region 7-AAA

October 5th, 2013
8:39 am

@ Really…. Show some class for God’s sake.

BPH

October 5th, 2013
9:11 am

Really….REALLY???

2 weeks ago Lovett played the #2 ranked AAA team at that time – St. Pius. Lovett played without their Starting QB for 3 QTRS. Lovett won by 3 TDs…. 28-7.

Try to keep up…Bro.

Really

October 5th, 2013
1:02 pm

Hey Bro — Lovett QB played most of the first half vs. St. Pius, and left with a 21-0 lead. Not a Lovett fan, just can’t stand listening to WACO fans talk about “playing badly” and failing to note that Lovett was short-handed in the OT loss.

Crybaby Police

October 5th, 2013
8:38 pm

Stop crying Really. Lovett lost in a great game b/t two good teams. Your loser mentality whining about what wasn’t equal or fair is so typical.. WACO did play badly. Without Candler, WACO was 2-3 TD better. The turnovers and penalties leveled the playing field plenty enough. Move on.

Really

October 6th, 2013
9:02 am

Jeez, can’t take facts?! I am not even a Lovett fan! Turnovers and penalties are part of the game and happen on the field because of both teams. Missing an injured 3-year starter is much different, and you know it. Without Candler, WACO was 1 OT session better — we know because that is what actually happened; with him, who knows what happens, but I suspect Lovett would have been even better and would have avoided OT. But maybe you’re right, and with their 3-year starting QB, nothing would have changed. Try being less delusional.

BoogieDawg

October 6th, 2013
10:39 am

Give Pickens Dragons some respact at 4-1. Big games coming up vs. rival Gilmer and also Cedartown. They have a shot at the region after some really lean years. Stopping Nick Chubb
will be almost impossible. He is the next up at RB for UGA, may need him now, but JJ Green looked good. GO DRAGONS !!

Son Of Waco

October 6th, 2013
11:33 am

@Reality He was the QB last year for Lovett when WACO beat them right??????

ron

October 7th, 2013
3:36 am

Congratulations to both teams on a great effort. I’m sure Lovett will bounce back and be dominating in it’s division. Happy to see WACO come north to play a quality opponent and gain a victory. Now they travel back home to play less than quality opponents, a region of less than quality opponents with an exception of Thompson who is having an off season or going through a rebuilding process.

Wolf Dawg

October 7th, 2013
10:14 am

Dude(s) – this is FOOTBALL!! Injuries happen.. It’s the depth of the TEAM that makes football the ultimate TEAM sport…

By many of the CRIERS on this thread – if your teams’ starter cannot “go” then you want an ” * ” by the game!??!!??! & whine that you LOSE!?!?!?

Grow a sac!

Son Of Waco

October 7th, 2013
4:06 pm

@ron what’s your team???

ron

October 8th, 2013
3:26 am

Son of WACO I will tell you I know all about Washington County, Georgia and the towns within, Sandersville, Tennille, Davisboro, Oconee, Harrison, Riddleville.

I follow WACO football as a native Georgian, currently reside in Texas the king of high school football. I know of the legendary Takeo Spikes and the Edwards brothers from WACO.

In all honesty the only thing about loving in Georgia is the beloved Bull Dawgs up in Athens.

Son Of Waco

October 8th, 2013
6:50 pm

Well if you know all about Middle GA then you should know its full of great teams while up North GA is full of private teams who are great and most of the public teams suck…

ron

October 9th, 2013
4:05 am

Not quite sure whether the great teams reside in middle Georgia, it appears the championships reside with the north Georgia teams.Haven’t seen any dominance in the teams from middle Georgia.

Lovett Parent

October 9th, 2013
9:40 am

Congrats to Washington County for an exciting game. It was our homecoming and the game added to the festivities. Lovett’s Coach Muschamp tries to schedule a highly competitive schedule and Washington County graciously consented to travel 2 + hours north to play. No excuses needed from either side. We missed our starting QB – Willie Candler – but Coach Muschamp’s mantra is “next man up”. The game was exciting, well-played, and good sportsmanship was displayed by both teams during and after the game. Witnessed several instances of players from both sides hitting hard and helping their opponent back up on his feet after the play. And, this is how high school student athletes should comport themselves. We look forward to playing Washington County in the future. Congrats and best of luck the rest of the season. Thank you for visiting “The Riverbank”.

ron

October 11th, 2013
6:53 am

Good sport “Lovett Parent.” Lovett will be heard from when playoffs starts.

ron

October 11th, 2013
6:55 am

No ones talking about the Jefferson County vs WACO match featuring undefeated teams.