Bad Week For Perennial Favorites

September 09, 2012

September 7 was a bad day for several perennial favorites in Georgia high school football. This was especially true for over half of the Class A Top Ten.

Our Devils, the #1 team in Class A, lost to Washington-Wilkes 21-6. The Devils will drop a few spots, and W-W should enter the AA Top Ten.

Eagles Landing Christian Academy should be the new #1 in Class A after whipping Clinch County 47-20. Aquinas should also move up in the rankings after a 28-21 overtime win over tough George Walton Academy.

Defending state champ Savannah Christian fell to 2-0 after losing 28-12 to Prince Avenue Christian. Landmark Christian, last year's runner-up, fell to Wilkinson County 41-10.

Class AAAAA Ware County blanked Charlton County 31-0. The Indians had not been shutout at home since 1999. Wilcox County lost to Monroe of Albany 28-13.

Buford lost to Gainesville 19-15 at home. That was the Wolves first regular season loss at home since they lost to eventual state champion Commerce in 2000. Wouldn't you like to be Buford's next opponent? Woe be unto that foe, which happens to be Hancock Central this Friday.

Dublin fell to 0-2 with another bad defeat, this time 46-17 to Pierce County. Hawkinsville has yet to score this season, losing 41-0 to Dodge County. Marist, whose coach just won his 300th game and who seldom loses in the regular season, lost 21-17 to Thomas County Central.

And one of the biggest upsets in many years in GHSA football competition happened in Valdosta when Brooks County, the #3 team in Class AA, surprised the Wildcats 28-24. Valdosta had been ranked in the Class AAAAAA poll.