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GPB/AJC Top 10 Rankings - Week 8

There is a new No. 1 in Class A. After Wilcox Co. upset Charlton Co. Friday night, Clinch Co. jumped into the No. 1 spot over No. 2 Wesleyan. The Patriots, who have still not lost a home game since 2005, rose to No. 4. Savannah Christian and Lincoln Co. both climbed one spot - to No. 3 and No. 5 respectively - while the Indians dropped to No. 6 after their loss.

Braves Drop Heartbreaker, Trail Series 2-1

The Atlanta Braves lost in hearbreaking fashion Sunday night at Turner Field, putting them in a must-win situation Monday night.

Friday Night Summaries

North Clayton 20, Tri-Cities 14: LaDarius Mathis had two rushing touchdowns, and his 1-yard plunge in overtime sealed the victory for the visiting Eagles (5-1) over the Bulldogs (4-3). North Clayton's Amarlo Herrera also returned an interception for a 25-yard touchdown.

The Rundown on Key Friday Night Matchups

Lowndes at Valdosta The Winnersville Classic is this Friday night in Bazemore-Hyder Stadium fittingly with a lot on the line. A crowd of about 12,000 will be in attendance to watch the battle of Region 1-AAAAA powers. Lowndes has won the past six meetings and is currently ranked No. 4 in the state.

Swan Song For Bobby Cox

For the first time in five years, baseball’s playoffs again include the Atlanta Braves. The team returns to a stage it had become accustomed-to in 14-straight years from 1991 through 2005. But this playoff appearance will represent the final one for future Hall of Fame manager Bobby Cox.

Success Lives Here: Gwinnett 5A Programs Play Each Other for Bragging Rights, Championships

Looking at the Class 5A rankings, a trend starts to develop. Five of the top 10 teams in the state call Gwinnett home. Two regions, Regions 7 and 8 in Class 5A are made up entirely of Gwinnett County schools and they are considered by many to be the most difficult in the state.

The Score 44 Presented by Sonic: Week 7

Only one change in this week's 44 as Akeem Hunt of Newton replaces Ronnie Harris of Westlake

GPB/AJC Top 10 Rankings - Week 7

It was a popular week for a bye throughout the state and, consequently, there are not as many changes in the rankings as we have seen in previous weeks. Class A saw no changes at all while Class 4A had just one change and Classes 5A and 2A saw just two new names each.

Braves Back In Postseason

The Atlanta Braves are back into the postseason for the first time since 2005. The team's 8-7 win over Philidelphia Sunday, coupled with San Diego's 3-0 defeat at San Francisco, earned the Braves the National League wild card berth.

Braves Honor Bobby Cox

The Atlanta Braves honored the managerial career of Bobby Cox before the team's game Saturday afternoon at Turner Field in Atlanta. Cox is retiring at the end of the Braves' season, which could include the playoffs.