AA blog: What we learned Friday
Here’s what we learned Friday in Class AA:
- The Rabun County Wildcats didn’t pull off the win over the No. 7 Jefferson Dragons, but they did prove their days as an 8-AA bottom feeder are over in second-year coach Lee Shaw’s new era. The Wildcats had the lead, but ultimately fell to Jefferson, 26-0, for their first loss of the season. Rabun County is now 5-1 and 2-1 in 8-AA. Meanwhile, the Dragons – without quarterback Evan Shirreffs, who’s out for the season with an injury – improved to 4-2 and 2-1 in region play. Both teams are behind the No. 4 Washington-Wilkes Tigers in the standings, who ran to a 56-16 win over Greene County.
- The No. 8 Brooks County Trojans took charge of Region 1-AA, beating the No. 9 Fitzgerald Purple Hurricanes, 39-21. The Trojans (6-1, 3-0) are looking to repeat as region champions while the Purple Hurricanes (4-2-1, 2-1) are hoping Brooks County slips.
- There will be a new team at No. 10, as Macon County lost to Bleckley County in a key 4-AA game. Bleckley County (5-1, 3-0) is a possible candidate to replace Macon County (4-2, 2-1), along with the Bowdon Red Devils, who beat Temple, 48-13. The Red Devils are now 7-0 and 5-0 in 5-AA. In other games involving top 10 teams, No. 1 Lamar County defeated Monticello, 47-7; No. 3 Greater Atlanta Christian beat Westminster, 49-3; No. 5 Calhoun shutout Pepperell, 45-0; Benedictine topped Toombs County, 51-13. No. 2 Lovett was on bye.
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