Top-ranked Charlton County was handed a huge upset loss in the Region 2-A wars Friday night when the Indians were surprised by the Wilcox County Patriots 32-12.
Charlton County had moved down from Class AA during the last realignment and looked to be the team to beat in Class A in 2010. The Indians jumped out to a 12-6 lead and were threatening to score again when a fumble deep in Patriot territory proved to be the turning point of the game. Wilcox scored 26 unanswered points behind the running and passing of superstar QB Nick Marshall in front of the Rochelle crowd.
Clinch County, a 47-14 winner over Turner County, is now the favorite in 2-A, and some say should be the new #1 in Class A. Charlton plays at Clinch November 5 in a game that should decide the top three 2-A seedings. If Clinch wins, Clinch is first, Wilcox second, and Charlton third. If Charlton wins, Wilcox is first (3-way tiebreaker), Charlton second, and Clinch third.
Mitchell County went into Colquitt and handed Miller County a 32-12 Region 1-A loss. That game may have decided the top two seeds from that southeast Georgia region.
Savannah Christian defeated Savannah Country Day 27-12 [game story] in a tough 3-A East battle, while Johnson County continued to roll in 3-A West with a 44-7 win over Wheeler County. ECI popped Portal 58-0. Wesleyan, which may be the new #1 this coming week, continued to ride roughshod through 5-A with a 49-6 win over King's Ridge Christian.
In Region 7-A, Washington-Wilkes won its second game of the year with a 34-14 win in Sparta over Hancock Central. The Tigers' next opponent is a bit tougher, and has had an open week to prepare for them.
Aquinas visited Jeffersonville for Twiggs County's Homecoming game and left with a 31-13 win. Warren County and Wilkinson County had open dates this week.