Three polls have seen a change in the top spot in the latest Georgia high school volleyball rankings. After a strong week, Whitewater takes over the Class AAAAA No. 1 spot, pushing previously top-ranked Pope down to No. 2.
Milton held off visiting Walton 68-62 in a Class AAAAA first-round playoff game. The Eagles pushed the lead to 13 in the third quarter before Walton narrowed the gap to four points by the end of the quarter.
West Forsyth upended Hillgrove 40-28 after scoring 26 unanswered points in the third quarter. Hillgrove star running back Kenyan Drake was held to 19 carries for 39 yards and a touchdown. Drake also had five receptions for 44 yards and two scores as well as a kickoff return for a touchdown..
Kell ended Marist's 28-game home playoff winning streak with a dominant 30-7 win in the first round of the Class AAAA playoffs. The Longhorns raced to a 23-0 second-quarter lead, as three different players players scored. Early in the second quarter, quarterback Clay Dodson threw a backward pass to receiver Brendan Langley, who then tossed a 55-yard touchdown pass to Devon Williams. The double-pass score gave Kell a commanding 16-0 lead. The Kell defense held Marist to just one first-half first down.