It’s really no surprise that Northwest Whitfield and Ridgeland are off to 4-1 starts. Ridgeland was a playoff team a year ago. Northwest Whitfield went 6-4 for its eighth straight winning season.
Here’s what is shocking: Dalton is 2-3, has allowed an average of 35 points per game and is two plays away from being 0-5. That’s not the only strange-looking thing in Region 7-AAAA.
Things we learned in AAAA this week:
7-AAAA records are deceiving: At least in Division A they are. Cass and Cedartown are both 4-2, but they sit looking up at Pickens and River Ridge after the first week of sub-region games. River Ridge, a fourth-year program, overcame 254 yards and four touchdowns by Cedartown’s Nick Chubb to take a 35-27 win Friday according to the Cherokee Tribune. In Division B, Northwest Whitfield and Ridgeland are both 4-1 after winning their sub-region openers.
Washington can survive a tight game: The No. 6 Bulldogs, in their second year under head coach Rodney Hackney, downed