AA blog: What to look for Friday
Here’s what to look for Friday in Class AA:
- Only three top 10 teams play opponents with winning records this week, and one of them is the No. 4 Washington-Wilkes Tigers, who are 7-0 and 4-0 in 8-AA. They’ll play the Rabun County Wildcats (5-1, 2-1) in what is likely the last challenge standing in the way of their first region title since 2006. Though the Tigers beat Rabun County last year, 41-12, the Wildcats are a different team. They had a lead against defending-state champion Jefferson last week before narrowly falling, 26-20. Things will become interesting should the Wildcats pull off the upset, as there will be a three-way tie atop the region between Washington-Wilkes, Rabun County and Jefferson.
- The Bowdon Red Devils introduce themselves to the top 10, arriving at No. 9 after winning their first seven games, including five in 5-AA. They’ll take on the Spencer Greenwave Owls (4-2, 3-1). Both are still in the mix for the No. 1 seed along with Heard County (5-1, 4-0), as all three teams have yet to play each other. Spencer will look to close the gap on Bowdon from last year when the Red Devils won 61-28. Last year was the first time the two schools met. The Greenwave Owls are looking for their first winning season since 1977. Since then, they’ve endured five 0-10 seasons – including three straight (2003-05) – an 0-7 season, and eight 1-9 seasons.
- The Vidalia Indians are also new to the top 10 this week, rounding out the rankings thanks to a 5-1 record, including 4-1 in 2-AA. They take on the Bryan County Redskins (5-1, 4-1) in what could determine the region’s No. 2 seed with No. 6-ranked Benedictine having all but wrapped up the region title.
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