Friday night recap: Week 5
Class AA football didn’t feature any upsets among the ranked teams, though No. 3 Brooks County survived a scare from AAA’s Pierce County for a 33-28 comeback win. The Trojans (3-0) trailed by a touchdown at halftime before reversing their fortune.
There was one ranked team that lost – The No. 10 Dodge County Indians. However, with a 1-2 record heading into their game against A-public’s winless Dooly County (0-3), it’s hardly considered an upset that the Indians lost and more of a case that they probably shouldn’t have been in this week’s rankings to begin with. Dooly County won 34-25, likely making it the last the rankings hear of the Indians.
One candidate to replace Dodge County is the Temple Tigers, who moved to 4-0 with a 35-7 win over Loachapoka (Alabama).
The No. 9 Vidalia Indians (3-1) rebounded from their loss to West Laurens with a 28-6 win over Metter in their Region 2 debut. Whether the Indians’ win is enough to leapfrog them over No. 8 Dublin – the Fighting Irish were on a bye – remains to be seen, but the Indians initially dropped a spot in the rankings on their bye before their only loss.
Here’s how the rest of the top 10 fared:
- The top-ranked Purple Hurricane of Fitzgerald (3-0) coasted to a 41-14 win over AAAAAAA’s Rockdale County, led by AJC Super 11 running back JD King’s 154 yards and two touchdowns in just three quarters.
- No. 2 Benedictine (4-0) won its Region 2 debut over Swainsboro with a 47-8 win.
- The No. 4 Jefferson County Warriors (4-0) won their Region 4 debut over Laney 24-8.
- No. 5 Callaway improved to 4-0 with a 34-7 win over AAAA’s Upson-Lee.
- The No. 7 Model Blue Devils (4-0) opened Region 7 play with a 35-13 win over Dade County.
On bye: No. 6 Rabun County; No. 8 Dublin.
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