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.