Georgia High School Football Review: Week 3

Hurricane/Tropical Storm Hermine messed up this week’s schedule of game which caused postponements, cancellations and delays but most of the games were played over the course of the Labor Day weekend.

In the best matchup of the week, Grayson defeated McEachern 16-13.  Grayson’s Will Van Pamelen booted a 20-yard field goal on the final play for the win.

Some interesting games over the weekend:

Georgia teams swept Colorado at the ESPN Wide World of Sports Complex as part of the KSA Evevnts Football Series in Orlando, Florida.  Tift County defeated Thunder Ridge, Colorado 55-19 and Glynn Academy beat Pomona, Colorado 33-14.  


Blessed Trinity traveled to Dublin, Ireland to play St. Peter’s Prep from New Jersey. Blessed Trinity couldn’t keep up with St. Peter’s after tying the game at 7-7 in the first quarter, they were dominated the rest of the game, losing 41-28.

Camden County was scheduled to play in Lake City, Florida against Columbia County, but the game was cancelled due to the weather and field conditions. 

Tucker 21, Colquitt County 20.  Tucker won in Moultrie to drop the Packers to 0-3.

Madison County 17, Elbert County 15.  Madison County was 1-9 last year but now improves to 2-0 this season with a huge upset of #7 Elbert County.  

Brooks County 35, Clinch County 21.  Brooks County forced four turnovers to build a 28-6 lead going into the fourth quarter.

Cartersville 56, Calhoun 0.  Calhoun has not lost by 50 points since 1980.  Cartersville dominated from start to finish in what many thought would be a heavyweight battle but Cartersville QB Trevor Lawrence was 21-of-32 for 348 arms and three touchdowns.   It should have been called at halftime.

Lowndes 35, Parkview 34.  Parkview rallied from a 35-14 deficit in the fourth quarter but missed the extra point with 2:44 left.  It was the first time the two teams had met since 2004 when the Vikings beat Parkview 17-14 for the state title.

Peach County 20, Warner Robins 19.  In another game plagued by a late extra point, the Demons scored on a touchdown pass with 47 seconds left but the extra point was blocked to preserve the win for Peach County.  Warner Robins now drops to 0-3.

Top Teams in each classification:

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

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