Marietta scored the upset of the night in Class AAAAAA on Friday with a victory over eighth-ranked North Cobb. The Blue Devils’ Ian Shannon kicked a 49-yard field with 2 seconds left to win it 24-21.
Though both teams are now 7-2, the outcome oddly didn’t have great significance on the Region 4 standings.
North Cobb (6-1 in region play) can still clinch the title – which would be the school’s fifth in history and first since 2007 – with a victory next week over Campbell (4-5). Meanwhile, Marietta (5-2 in the region) still must beat Harrison (5-3, 4-3) just to make the playoffs as a No. 4 seed.
In other AAAAAA developments …
- No. 1 Colquitt County (31-15 winner over Brunswick) and No. 7 Camden County (28-7 winner over Lowndes) nicely set up their Friday showdown for the Region 1 title.
- Hughes (37-0 winner over Tri-Cities) of Region 3 and Alpharetta (42-20 winner over Centennial) of Region 6 clinched region titles.
- Lassiter moved within one victory of the Region 5 by beating Roswell 17-10. Lassiter (6-3, 5-1) will clinch the title with a win next week against Etowah (7-2, 4-2). Etowah could win the title with a win depending on other region results.
- Archer finished 10-0 with a 34-21 victory over Grayson, but the big news in Region 8 was South Gwinnett’s 30-28 victory over Brookwood. If South (4-5, 3-4) beats Parkview (3-6, 3-4) next week, the loser of the Grayson-Brookwood game will be out of the playoffs. Those two schools had won every Region 8 title since 2004.