AA blog: What to look for Friday

Here’s what to look for Friday in Class AA:

Does Rabun County have a shot against Jefferson?

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  • 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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5 comments Add your comment

Jefferson

October 10th, 2013
11:10 am

Pepperell should look out for Calhoun. 96 and counting.

Mountain Man

October 10th, 2013
1:04 pm

The Jefferson QB hand is hurt. Is he still playing with a broken thumb. If Rabun can go after the QB a few times it will be over. Rabun wins 28 to 7

Lovett Fan

October 10th, 2013
10:35 pm

It is a team sport and targeting a kid is just not right, mountain man. That said, I still pick Jefferson. We wrestle those boys and they are always tough, and thumbs are a luxury. Jefferson 21-14.

Mountain Man

October 11th, 2013
6:01 am

IDid not mean it that way. sorry for the way it sound.

BC3

October 11th, 2013
9:20 pm

Brooks 39 Fitzgerald 21 FINAL.