There were some interesting matchups this week throughout the state as most teams reached the midway point of the season. Some teams are into region play while others will be there in the next week.
Colquitt County 45, Valdosta 24: For the first time in several years these teams are not in the same region. The Wildcats came into the game undefeated and the Packers trying to gain momentum after a slow start. With the Packers leading 31-24, Shawn Shamburger returned an interception 100 yards for the touchdown that broke the game open. QB Jay Saunders was 16-of-25 for 248 yards. The Packers also had two 100 yard rushers in the game.
Grayson 38, Ramsay, Al 6: The Rams humbled the #3 ranked team in Alabama’s Class 6A with 210 yards passing from QB Chase Brice. LB Breon Dixon had six tackles for loss to lead the defense.
Lee County 37, Thomas County Central 7: Lee County clamped down on the Thomas County Central offense as they held them to 85 yards rushing. DL Aubry Solomon had 17 tackles. This was game that many thought would be close but Lee County dominated with 373-157 in total yardage. Lee County will host Houston County in two weeks in a #1 vs. #3 matchup.
Harrison 43, Allatoona 19: In their first meeting, the Hoyas knocked off the defending champions as QB Justin Fields was 17-of-20 for 241 yards passing and 107 yards rushing. He scored three touchdowns.
Hiram 38, Villa Rica 25: The Wildcats had hoped to go 3-0 in region play but turnovers betrayed them in their first region loss. The loss snapped their three-game winning streak against Hiram.
Islands 35, Johnson Savannah 6: The Sharks won their first region game in team’s three-year history. They were 13-point underdogs.
Clinch County 48, Wilcox County 6: In past years this was a huge game but the Panthers put up 41 points by halftime. Key Grady had a 95-yard run and an 80-yard kickoff return.
Stratford 36, Lincoln County 19: Stratford scored 17 points in the fourth quarter to get their first win against Lincoln County in school history.
- Class 7A – Roswell (4-0)
- Class 6A – Houston County (6-0)
- Class 5A – Buford (3-1)
- Class 4A – Cartersville (5-0)
- Class 3A – Greater Atlanta Christian (4-1)
- Class 2A – Fitzgerald (4-0)
- Class 1A (Public) – Macon County (3-1)
- Class 1A (Private) – Eagle’s Landing Christian (5-0)