Clinch County, ranked in the top 4 in Class A, was routed by Charlton County 38-0 Friday night as three of the GHSFDaily Top 10 lost to larger schools.
The fact that the Panthers lost to Class AA stalwart Charlton County for the third consecutive time was not a surprise, but the final margin was. This game, the 2009 edition of "The Swamp War", may have been the first time Clinch County has had the GHSA's "mercy rule" applied against it. [Click here for the game story]
The other two Class A Top 10 losses were also whitewashes. #9 Turner County was blanked by AAA Worth County 39-0, and #10 Bremen was whipped by AAAA Alexander 28-0.
Defending champ and top-ranked Wesleyan had no problem whatsoever with it's larger opponent, pounding AAA Clarkston 48-0. #2 Wilcox County beat Seminole County 33-20. With the sizable loss to Charlton, Clinch should fall from its #3 ranking, and may be replaced by our Devils, who were at #4.
#5 Wilkinson County outran Twiggs County 16-6. #7 Brookstone beat Landmark Christian 31-17.
#6 ECI scored with less than a minute to go to pull out a 14-10 win over Savannah County Day. [Click here for the game story] The Bulldogs may be in for an even tougher game next week on the road against #8 Savannah Christian, 34-0 winners over Montgomery County Friday night.
In other games involving Region 7-A teams, Washington-Wilkes beat Banks County 34-21 for Lee Hutto's first win as Head Tiger. The Tigers travel to Thomson next Friday. Hutto's former team, Warren County, blasted Glascock County 42-12. Aquinas fell to Treutlen 27-7, and Hancock Central lost to Putnam County 31-0.
In other games of interest, Jefferson and new coach T McFerrin whipped its archrival Commerce 30-13 for the Dragons third win in the hard-fought series. [Click here for the game story]
Our Red Devils' next opponent is McCormick, which whipped Wagener-Salley 56-0 after losing its opener 42-0 to Crescent. Abbeville's season opener was moved to Saturday evening.
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