AA blog: What to look for Friday
Here’s what to look for Friday in Class AA:
- The No. 7 Jefferson Dragons are the defending state champions, but find themselves 3-2 – 1-1 in Region 8-AA – and in a fight to stay in the picture for a No. 1 seed. They’re coming off a 21-14 loss to the Washington-Wilkes Tigers, who are now in the driver’s seat for the region title. Now, the Dragons must face the undefeated Rabun County Wildcats (5-0, 2-0), who are off to their best start since 1998. This will be the toughest task so far this season for the Wildcats, who will be on the road and travel again next week to play Washington-Wilkes. It’s safe to assume the Dragons will be motivated to get back on the winning track and in the playoff picture. Meanwhile, if Rabun County can keep the game close, it may find itself in the mix for the program’s first region title since that 1998 season.
- The No. 9 Fitzgerald Purple Hurricanes (4-1-1, 2-0 in 1-AA) host the No. 8 Brooks County Trojans (5-1, 2-0) in what could decide the region title. Brooks County is the defending region champion, while Fitzgerald won the year before. Brooks County won last year, 27-24, to snap a three year losing streak. Fitzgerald, however, is 5-2 in the series since it renewed in 2006.
- The No. 1 ranked Lamar County Trojans (5-0, 2-0) are likely safe this week at home against Monticello (2-3, 0-2), but all eyes will be on another key showdown in Region 4-AA when the No. 10 Macon County Bulldogs (4-1, 2-0) travel to play the Bleckley County Royals (4-1, 2-0). The Royals beat the Bulldogs last year, 28-20, in the first-ever matchup between the two schools.
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