Week 9: Twiggs Rolls, Commerce, Hawkinsville, Bowdon Fall

October 27, 2007

Twiggs County rolled over Monticello 43-13 and into a 3-way tie for second place in Region 7-A along with Warren County and Wilkinson County. Wilkinson hammered Hancock Central 38-8, setting up its showdown in Warrenton next Friday.

Elsewhere in 7-A, Aquinas defeated GMC 31-0 in a battle of winless teams. Lincoln County, thanks to its 14-7 win over Warren County, has a playoff spot secured, but needs a win over Twiggs County in Jeffersonville Friday to guarantee the top spot. Twiggs and Wilkinson meet the final week of the season.

Action Friday night helped shape up the playoff races in the other Class A regions. In 1-A, Clinch County walloped Atkinson County 41-7, and hosts Miller County (40-6 winners over Pelham) Friday.

Region 2-A Subregion A has been wild again this year. This coming week is the last week to qualify for a spot in the region playoff games November 9. Wilcox County broke open a scoreless tie in the second half to blank Hawkinsville 19-0. Dooly County remained undefeated with a 46-13 pounding of Turner County. We understand that Hawkinsville, now 3-6 overall, needs Irwin County to beat Turner County next Friday to get into the region playoffs. Subregion B has Johnson County and Telfair County meeting next week to decide the top 2 seeds going into the region playoffs.

In Region 3, ECI had the week off, and closes the regular season with Portal and Savannah Country Day. SCD, a 38-16 winner over Claxton, is currently tied with ECI in region competition with 4-0 marks.

Pacelli outlasted Greenville 36-20 in 4-A to continue its undefeated march. Brookstone shellacked Chattahoochee County 54-22 to stay tied for the top region spot, hosts Pacelli November 9 to decide the region title.

In 5-A, Fellowship Christian also remained perfect, but had a tougher time with a 17-9 win over Eagles Landing Christian Academy. Landmark Christian, 56-7 winners over Mt. Pisgah, appears to be the #2 seed.

A young Bowdon squad continues its difficult season, losing 21-14 to Region 6-A foe Gordon Lee. The 2-6 western Red Devils are in danger of handing coach Dwight Hochstetler his first losing season ever. Bremen unloaded on Trion 42-22 to grab the lead in the region competition.

In Region 8-A's perennial BIG game, Athens Academy nipped Commerce 27-24. Tiger fans can't have any fingernails left, as their last 3 games (2 wins and a loss) were decided by a total of 7 points.