High School Football Review: Week 1

The two-time defending champs went down in defeat at the Georgia Dome on Saturday as Mill Creek defeated the Colquitt County Packers 34-27.  The win ended the longest winning streak in the state at 30 games.  You could hear cheers from Parkview Panther fans as their team continues to hold onto their record of 46 games.   Mill Creek’s Cameron Turley was 16-of-27 passing for 304 yards and three touchdowns.  

The two biggest rivalry games in the state went in different directions.  Valdosta beat Lowndes 38-13 and Northside routed Warner Robins 55-3.  It is the earliest the teams have met in the season.  Valdosta has now won the last three meetings against Lowndes.  Valdosta also became the first high school football program to win 900 games in its history.

Warner Robins’ 52-point loss was the worst in the series history.

Defending Class A champion Clinch County picked up where they left off last season with a 47-7 thrashing of Bleckely County.

Villa Rica overcame a five-point deficit at halftime as Junior running back Elijah Fluker ran for 211 yards – 150 of those yards coming in the second-half to defeat Central Carrollton 20-13.

Here are the top teams in each classification after Week 1:

  • 7A – Grayson 
  • 6A – Houston County
  • 5A – Buford  (although they lost?  Some Buford favors from the pollsters)
  • 4A – Cartersville
  • 3A – Calhoun
  • 2A – Fitzgerald
  • 1A (Public) – Clinch County
  • 1A (Private) – Eagle’s Landing Christian  

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