Class A stalwart Hawkinsville was upset by Turner County 18-13 at Ashburn in their tough subregion A of Region 2-A. Irwin County nipped Dooly County 17-14 in the same subregion. That region race is far from over, with two weeks left before their in-season playoff.
In Region 7-A, Twiggs County apparently struggled in Augusta, emerging with a 15-0 win over a defense-minded Aquinas squad. Hancock Central whipped GMC 36-17. Warren County beat defense-less Monticello 42-13. Our Red Devils travel to Warrenton next Friday night.
ECI found Bryan County a tough opponent, with the Bulldogs winning 35-18. That's ECI's lowest scoring offense of the season.
In 8-A, Jefferson beat Social Circle 31-14 as the Dragons improve to 4-2-1. Commerce and Athens Academy won big, as expected.
Way down in south Georgia, Clinch County beat up Seminole Couty 42-19.
In other area games of interest, Washington-Wilkes shutout Putnam County 37-0. The Tigers next game is in 2 weeks in Greensboro in a big showdown with those other Tigers from Greensboro. Friday night, the Greene County Tigers shellacked Oglethorpe County 56-3. Thomson defeated Glenn Hills 10-0.
Valdosta has done the unthinkable in "Winnersville": lost 6 straight games enroute to a 1-7 mark in 2006. Friday night, the Wildcats lost to their biggest rival, Lowndes, 23-19. First-year coach Rick Tomberlin brought his offensive scheme from Washington County. Valdosta is in serious danger of missing the playoffs for only the third time in over 30 years. The Wildcats last had seven losses in 1974. This looks like the first 6-game losing streak in Valdosta's 93-year history.