Most teams are entering into region play where the games really count for the playoffs. This means the games get bigger and the best teams will rise to the top. Six of the eight #1 teams in each classification remained at the top while there were changes in Class 2A and Class 1A (Public).
Benedictine regained the top spot in 2A with a 48-20 win over Bryan County and Fitzgerald’s 35-28 loss to Tift County.
Clinch County beat Atkinson County 49-14 to take back the top spot in Class 1A (Public) with Macon County’s loss to Northside-Warner Robins.
Lowndes trailed Ware County 28-21 at halftime but came out with a 28-0 third quarter as the Vikings went on to defeat the Gators 56-35. Lowndes had 607 yards of total offense in the game.
The top-ranked team in 6A, Houston County was off this week but will travel to play #3 Lee County in a huge region game.
After a slow start, Rome is getting things together as they knocked off previously unbeaten Carrollton 45-28. Rome had 470 yards of total offense and 27 first downs.
Cartersville continues to roll as QB Trevor Lawrence was 11-of-18 for 152 yards and two touchdowns at the Purple Hurricanes rolled over Central Carrollton 59-9.
Brandon Thompson kicked a 24-yard field goal with 12 seconds left to give Crisp County a 16-14 win over Brooks County and remain undefeated.
Lincoln County beat their rivals from Washington-Wilkes 17-14 on a 25-yard field goal in overtime.
Top teams in Georgia:
Class 7A: Roswell (5-0)
Class 6A: Houston County (6-0)
Class 5A: Buford (4-1)
Class 4A: Cartersville (6-0)
Class 3A: Greater Atlanta Christian (5-1)
Class 2A: Benedictine (6-0)
Class 1A (Public): Clinch County (5-1)
Class 1A (Private): Eagle’s Landing Christian (6-0)