Lincoln County's Red Devils were ranked second in Class A in the final 2011 AJC/GHSF Daily rankings.
The 12-1 Devils gave state champion Savannah Christian its toughest game of the year, losing 22-14 after trailing by 2 in the final minute.
Lincoln County is the only public school in the top 6 in Class A. Aquinas finished at #6 in the highest ranking ever for the Irish, who lost in the quarterfinals to end their 9-4 season.
1. Savannah Christian (15-0)
2. Lincoln County (12-1)
3. Landmark Christian (12-2)
4. ELCA (12-2)
5. Prince Ave. Christian (13-1)
6. Aquinas (9-4)
7. Bremen (9-4)
8. Wilcox County (11-1)
9. Seminole County (11-2)
10. Darlington (8-3)
For other nearby schools, Burke County won the Class AAA title in convincing style with an overpowering rushing attack through the playoffs. The Bears overcame a 14-point deficit to beat Peach County 28-14 in the finals. The Bears scored 666 points this season, the third most in GHSA history behind 682 for Dublin in 2006.
Elbert County finished ranked #8 in Class AA.
Thomson did not make the final AAA top 10. The Bulldogs ran over everyone in their first 9 games, but hit the wall against Burke County for the region title and Henry County in the first round of the playoffs.