Lincoln County may have taken this Friday off, but many good games and surprising scores highlighted the Week 3 schedule.
Topping the list of "surprising scores" must be the outcome of Landmark Christian's visit to Social Circle's graveyard. No one outside Walton County gave the Redskins a chance against the private school, but the home team stunned Landmark 26-16. Some would say Landmark hasn't been the same since it was upset by our Red Devils in 2002.
The Swamp battle was barely won by Charlton County 28-26 over the Panthers in Homerville. Clinch County, last week's #2 team in Class A, shouldn't drop much if any in the next poll since Charlton is #3 in AA. Fans of both teams were complaining about the officiating after the see-saw game.
Early County, the #2 team in AA, whitewashed Miller County 34-0. The Pirates will probably fall from their previous #9 ranking in A. #1 Hawkinsville breezed by Treutlen 35-6 and #5 Twiggs County doubled-up on Dooly County 40-19.
As everyone expected, well-funded Buford demolished Union County 49-0 in Blairsville to win their 47 straight game and set a new state record, surpassing Parkview's 46 set last year. The national win-streak record is still safe for a while -- a very long while; Concord De La Salle in California hadn't lost since 1992 until Friday night - a stretch of 151 games.
Commerce lost for the second week in a row. The #8 Tigers were outgunned by undefeated Morgan County 41-27. The Athens newspaper reported that the Bulldogs had too many weapons and luck for the home-standing Tigers. Commerce should get back on the winning track next week before our Devils visit TigerTown September 17.
#5 Bremen remained undefeated with a 35-14 win over Whitefield Academy. #3 Pacelli rolled over Calhoun County 53-6.
Glascock County defeated fellow-small-school Long County 26-13. Stewart-Quitman fell to Central-Talbotton by a simialr score, 26-14; those two teams had been outscored a collective 235-18 in their first four games.
Washington-Wilkes is stilll looking for its first victory of 2004. Hart County shutout the #10 team in Class A 27-0 Friday night. The 0-2-1 Tigers travel to Covington next Friday to play Newton High of Class AAAAA. Aquinas, aided by turnovers, beat Athens Christian 25-15 to continue their undefeated season.
Greenbrier, the Class AAAA opponent for our Devils next Friday, fell to 0-2 in 2004 after losing to Westside 27-10.