If anyone had any doubt, and they should not have had, that Hawkinsville deserved its #1 ranking in Class A, Friday night's whipping of Twiggs County 21-7 in The Pit obliterated those doubts. The defending state champs have a clear road to the 4-A title and a #1 seed in the 2004 playoffs.
Now about those two Tiger Teams: Commerce dropped to 1-1 after falling to Class AAA Franklin County 28-21. Washington-Wilkes lost to its second-most-hated rival Thomson 20-7. Those Tigers are now 0-1-1 on the young season; they may be in a very foul mood by the time October 15 arrives.
Richmond Academy (ARC) must have thought it was a good idea to resume their rivalry series with Aquinas after 30 years. Well, maybe not such a good idea for the Musketeers -- the Irish pounded the Class AAA public school 24-7. After next season, ARC may wait another 30 years to take on the Irish again.
Athens Academy nipped Wesleyan 12-7, and Jefferson whipped Warren County 30-14.
Greene County may be a lot better team than most people thought before the season started. Friday night, the Tigers plucked and roasted the Jenkins County Eagles 56-0. Jenkins has lost its two games by a combined scored of 104-0. But it could be worse. They haven't played Pacelli. The Columbus private school plays with no mercy, as it devastated Stewart-Quitman 81-0. Maybe the GHSA needs to work on their mercy rule a bit more.
And maybe Pacelli needs to remember what happened to the last team that scored and scored and scored -- 1997 was the year. Pacelli is averaging winning games 71-0, and doesn't face much competition in Region 2-A since Miller County moved to 1-A.