Canes remain No. 1 in Class AAAA; Colonels to clash with Kell for top spot in Region 7-AAAAA


Cartersville remains the No. 1 team in Class AAAA in the rankings released today by Georgia High School Football Daily. The Canes (4-0) have now held the top spot for the entire season and are a unanimous No. 1 in the other Class AAAA published by the Atlanta Journal-Constitution, Georgia Sports Writers Association, Georgia Public Broadcasting, Score Atlanta, the Maxwell Ratings, and MaxPreps.


Thomson (4-0) holds down the No. 2 spot, followed by Sandy Creek (3-1). The Patriots, members of Region 5-AAAA with Cartersville, will host the Purple Hurricanes October 14.


A pair of private school, perrenial powers are in the fourth and fifth slots. Blessed Trinity (4-1) is ranked fourth and Woodward Academy is fifth. Both had impressive wins last Friday. Blessed Trinity blanked Hart County 43-0 and Woodward Academy shutout Marist 32-0.


The remainder of the Class AAAA top ten includes No. 6 Mary Persons (3-2), No. 7 Burke County (4-0), No. 8 Oconee County (4-0), No. 9 Jefferson (3-1), and No. 10 Cairo (3-1).


Roswell (3-0) is the highest rated team in Class AAAAAAA and has the highest national ratings. Unbeaten Mill Creek (4-0) is the team chasing the Hornets.


Middle and south Georgia teams lead Class AAAAAA. Houston County (5-0) is No. 1, followed by second-ranked Northside-Warner Robins (5-0), third-ranked Valdosta (5-0), and fourth-ranked Lee County (4-0). Northgate (4-0) is fifth and Dalton (4-0) is ranked sixth in the classification. Cobb County’s Harrison Hoyas are also undefeated (4-0) and come in at No. 7.


In Class AAAAA, Buford (2-1) is No. 1 where three of the top ten teams are in Region 7-AAAAA with Cass and Woodland. Region 7-AAAAA’s Carrollton (3-0) is ranked third, Kell (3-1) is fourth, and Rome (1-2) is ranked ninth.


Greater Atlanta Christian (3-1) heads Class AAA followed by Pace Academy (3-1) and Cedar Grove (3-1). Nearby Calhoun (2-2) is ranked sixth in Class AAA.


In Class AA, eight undefeated teams occupy the top eight spots with Fitzgerald (3-0) securing the No. 1 position. The other seven are Benedictine (4-0), Brooks County (3-0), Jefferson County (4-0), Callaway (4-0), Rabun County (2-0), and Model (4-0).


The top ranked Class A Private team is Eagle’s Landing Christian (4-0). Darlington is 3-1 and No. 6 in the classification.


Commerce (3-0) is the top-ranked team among Class A Public schools.

Local Region Standings

Region 6-AAA North . . Region . . . All Murray County . . . . . . . . . . . . . 0-0 . . . . . . 3-1

North Murray . . . . . . . . . . . .. . 0-0 . . . . . . 3-1

Ringgold . . . . . . . . . . . .. . . . . 0-0 . . . . . . 2-2

Coahulla Creek . . . . . . .. . . . . 0-0 . . . . . . 0-4

Lakeview-FO . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 0-0 . . . . . . 0-4

Region 6-AAA South . . . Region . . . All

Bremen . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 0-0 . . . . . . 2-2

Calhoun . . . . . . . . . . .. . . . . . . 0-0 . . . . . . 2-2

Sonoraville . . . . . . . . . . .. . . . . 0-0 . . . . . . 2-2

Adairsville . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 0-0 . . . . . . 1-3

Haralson County . . . . . . . . . . . . 0-0 . . . . . . 0-3

THIS WEEK: Adairsville at Murray Co.; Calhoun at North Murray; Sonoraville at Ringgold; Bremen at Coahulla Creek; Haralson County at Lakeview-FO.

Region 5-AAAA . . . . . . . Region . . . . All

Cartersville . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 0-0 . . . . . . 4-0

Cedartown . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 0-0 . . . . . . 3-1

Sandy Creek . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 0-0 . . . . . . 3-1

Troup . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 0-0 . . . . . . 3-1

Chapel Hill . . . . . . . . . .. . . . . . . 0-0 . . . . . . 2-1-1

LaGrange . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 0-0 . . . . . . 1-3

Central Carrollton . . . . . . .. . . . . 0-0 . . . . . . 0-4

THIS WEEK: Cartersville at Cedartown; LaGrange at Central Carrollton; Troup at Chapel Hill; Sandy Creek is idle.

Region 7-AAAAA . . . . . Region . . . All

Kell . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 2-0 . . . . . 3-1

Cass . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 2-0 . . . . . 3-1

Villa Rica . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 2-0 . . . . . 3-1

Carrollton . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 1-0 . . . . . 3-0

Paulding County . . . . . . . .. . . . . . 1-1 . . . . . 2-2

Rome . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 0-1 . . . . . 1-2

Hiram . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . .. . . . . . 0-2 . . . . . 2-2

East Paulding . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 0-2 . . . . . 0-4

Woodland . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 0-2 . . . . . 0-4

THIS WEEK: Kell at Cass; Hiram at Villa Rica; Carrollton at Woodland; Rome at Paulding County; East Paulding is idle.

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