Class A Review/Preview: Twiggs rolls, Parkview ties Devil mark of 38

October 28, 2002

Twiggs defeats Johnson County, Metter nips MCA in OT, Social Circle surprises Jefferson

With 3 weeks left in the regular season, some regions are shaping up while others have much to be decided.

Twiggs County remains undefeated after defeating Johnson County 20-7. Cobra fans said Twiggs played their worst game of the year, but maybe their opponent had something to do with that. Those points raised Twiggs numbers to 295-16 in eight games, with the Cobras having a week off before coming to Lincolnton November 8.

Clinch County remains the clear leader in 1-A and Class A as a whole, but must still beat Pelham in the regular season finale to win the region. Miller County and Taylor County will decided 2-A on November 8.

In Region 3-A, Metter edged McIntosh County Academy 34-27 in overtime. Metter is leading the region, but still has a season-ending showdown with Calvary Baptist November 15.

Hawkinsville is running away with 4-A. Region 5-A should be decided this week when undefeated Landmark Christian travels to play Bowdon. Gordon Lee, also undefeated, still must play Temple this week and Trion in two weeks in 6-A; Regions 6 and 7 match up against each other in the first round of the playoffs this year.

Social Circle surprised Jefferson 10-7 to further confuse the 8-A picture. Athens Academy is in the driving seat, but several key games remain.

In another game of interest and as expected, Class AAAAA #1 (and nationally #2) Parkview shutout Oconee County 46-0 for the Panthers 38th straight win, tying Lincoln County's mark of 1976-78 for second longest in Georgia history. As the AJC said, "Until Friday, only one Georgia High School Association member had ever strung together 38 consecutive football victories." And of course we know who did that TWICE! If Parkview stays undefeated and wins the state title this year, it will surpass LCHS's 44-game state record. Lincoln County has owned the state's longest win streak since 1978, nearly a quarter-century.