Friday night's results in week 6 were spiced with surprises, including losses by Bowdon, Bremen, Wilcox County, Trion, and Twiggs County.
Let's start with Twiggs County and Hancock Central, since that game has a potentially huge impact on our Red Devils. Hancock's Bulldogs defeated the Cobras 35-29 to position the Sparta team as a front runner in Region 7-A. Hancock visits Lincolnton next Friday for a game that now looks to possibly decide the top two spots in the region. Hancock also has yet to play Warren, and Lincoln County has to play Twiggs and Warren. Twiggs has previously defeated Warren.
Bowdon was upset (and pounded) by Landmark Christian 34-13. Eagles Landing Christian squeaked by Bremen 24-21. The 2 private schools seemed to prove that, right now, 5-A is stronger than 6-A. And in another loss for 6-A, Jefferson nipped Trion 28-27.
In the big 2-A showdown games, Hawkinsville visited Dooly County and came away with a 3-TD win, 31-10, in a game that was supposed to be close. Irwin County upended previously undefeated Wilcox County 31-10.
In other 7-A action, Wilkinson County beat Aquinas 32-7 and Warren County whipped GMC 32-10. Glascock County had one of the best wins in its history with a 45-26 victory over Our Lady of Mercy.
Clinch County, Commerce, and ECI all won big.
In other games of local interest, Washington-Wilkes blanked Morgan County 28-0 and Thomson shellacked Benedictine of Savannah 41-7.
Valdosta, under new coach Rick Tomberlin (previously at Washington County), lost its fourth straight game and dropped to a 1-5 record. It's not much consolation in "Winnersville", but the four losses were by a total of 10 points. Friday the vaunted Wildcats lost 10-7 to Tift County in two overtimes.