It wasn’t a classic. It wasn’t even the typical Washington County-Thomson matchup. But it did determine the Region 3-AAA championship.
No. 3 Washington County beat Thomson 55-12 on Friday to secure first place. The win, which was broke a two-game losing streak to Thomson, means the Golden Hawks (8-0) will be the top seed from Region 3 when the state playoffs begin.
Washington County was led by Melvin Hill, who ran for 171 yards and two touchdowns, and Danyale Wicker, who rushed for 112 yards. The Hawks gained 451 total yards and secured their first region championship since 2006.
Thomson (3-5) finishes the season against Jefferson County, a game that will determine the region’s second-place team.
Elbert virtually sews up Region 8
After three weeks the Elbert County Blue Devils were 1-2 and didn’t look like much of a playoff contender. Funny what five straight victories will do for you.
The No. 9 Blue Devils went on the road Friday and stunned No. 5 Hart County 28-23