High School Football Review:  Week 2

The defending champs are down.  Now 0-2 after losing to American Heritage, a top-ranked team from Plantation, Florida the Colquitt County Packers are down but not out.  Colquitt County Coach Rush Propst has a way of pulling out the best from his teams after poor starts.  In 2010, they started the season 0-3 and still ended up in the state championship game.  (They finished 9-6 and lost to Brookwood in the title game).  Colquitt County’s next opponent is Tucker (1-1).
Other top Georgia teams didn’t fare well with out-of-state oppponents either.  Camden County lost to Venice from Sarasota, Florida, 46-17.  Georgia’s top ranked team, Grayson, fell to IMG Academy from Bradenton, Florida, 26-7.

Overall, Georgia teams were 6-6.

In other games:

  • Lowndes 69, Bayside, FL 0
  • North Augusta, SC 28, Evans 20
  • Fox Creek, SC 37, Cross Creek 20
  • Minor, AL 54, Central Carrollton 0
  • Callaway 42, Handley, AL 28
  • Dade County 20, North Sand Mtn 7
  • Mt. Zion-Carroll 47, Ranburne, AL 0
  • Lincoln County 41, McCormick, SC 0
  • Chattooga 49, Cedar Bluff, AL 7

Traditional powerhouse teams are facing some uphill battles after the second week.  Perennial Class A Charlton County lost their opener to Brantley County, 32-29.  The win snapped the Indians’ 22-game winning streak over the Herons.

Warner Robins lost to Locust Grove in their first ever meeting, 44-21, in a turnover-plagued game for the Demons.   Warner Robins has been outscored 99-24 in their first two games.  The last time the Demons’ started the season 0-2 was in 2010 when they finished 2-8.  It might not be long before people will wonder about the decision to hire Mike Chastain as their head coach.  Personally, I was shocked that the Demons didn’t promote from within.

In other games:  

Clinch County travelled to Darien and defeated McIntosh County Academy, 32-7.

Villa Rica fell behind LaGrange quickly as the Grangers’ quarterback Amad Ogletree scored on a 40-yard run and Jalen Wilson intercepted a pass and returned it 25 yards for touchdown for a 14-0 lead just five minutes into the game.  LaGrange never let the Wildcats get close for a 28-7 win.

Westside Macon lost their first game to another Bibb County school. Southwest Macon defeated the Seminoles 8-3. Westside opened in 1997.

In the state’s highest scoring game, Griffin edged county rival Spalding, 53-50.  

Here are this week’s top ranked teams:

  • 7A – Roswell (1-0)
  • 6A – Houston County (2-0)
  • 5A – Buford (0-1)
  • 4A – Cartersville (1-0)
  • 3A – Pace Academy (1-0)
  • 2A – Fitzgerald (1-0)
  • 1A (Public) – Clinch County (2-0)
  • 1A (Private) – Eagle’s Landing Christian (2-0)

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