Most teams across the state are now in region play and playoff bids, region titles and bragging rights are all on the line. In just such a matchup, visiting Kell dominated east Cobb rival Pope 33-7 Region 5N-AAAA clash.
Ware County fell to No. 10 in Class AAAA following its loss to Lowndes. I was tempted to take the Gators out altogether and throw in the Raiders of Mays, but Ware County’s schedule is a bit tougher than the Mays schedule to date.
The No. 1 Buford Wolves have won four straight state titles but have lost at least one game each of the last two years. The one loss in 2009? The Lovett Lions upset Buford that year 28-21 to end Buford’s 32-game winning streak.
Another Friday is in the books, and we were immersed in high school football action. As always, there were a bunch of great individual and team efforts, and we’ve highlighted several of them in our weekly recaps.
Tuesday, across four sites in the state of Georgia, semifinal rubber games were played to determine participants in four of the five state championship series. Three teams that lost the first game of their respective series advanced by winning last two games of their three-game series.
The second round of the state high school basketball playoffs took place Tuesday on campuses around the state. For the most part, the favorites rolled. However, in Cherokee County, third-seeded Milton pulled another upset as they defeated No. 1 seed Etowah on their home floor. The Lady Eagles had upended No. 2 seed Parkview last week on the road.
Bud Hennebaul and Pete Fritts know their wrestling. After all, they’ve been been involved with the sport since their childhoods. Hennebaul was a five-year-old beginner in Wilkes-Barre, Pa. where his father was running the local youth wrestling program at the YMCA.
High school soccer season kicks off with many familiar names atop the rankings. Perennial powers Starr’s Mill and Collins Hill are the teams to watch in all classifications. Both are defending champions, and bring back a ton of talent. The Panthers actually beat the Eagles 3-2 in the teams’ season opener.
For wrestling enthusiasts seeking their latest fix of championship wrestling with the state dual championships delayed due to weather, the third annual Clinch Gear Prep Slam was held this past weekend at Holy Innocents’ and the action did not disappoint.
Another Friday night has come and gone and the top 10 football rankings have seen more changes. Class AAAA saw the most alterations after Kell defeated Hiram to knock the Hornets out of the top 10. The Longhorns moved up a spot to No. 4 as a result of their dominant 30-7 win. Griffin dropped from No. 4 to No. 5 despite a blowout win over Alcovy.