Polls stay steady; Bull­dogs stay at No. 1

The Covington News - - SPORTS - MATT SMITH msmith@cov­news.com

The Ge­or­gia High School Class AAAAAA state poll re­mained mostly un­changed this week af­ter the poll's top-10 teams wenta com­bined 6-1 last week.

North Gwin­nett stayed atop of the poll once again this week, while Mill Creek fell two spots af­ter fall­ing to Peachtree Ridge by a point.

The Bull­dogs re­mained in the top spot af­ter de­feated Mead­owcreek 63-0 to re­main a per­fect 4-0 this sea­son.

McEach­ern held on to the No. 2 po­si­tion with an im­pres­sive 43-40 vic­tory over for­mer poll mem­ber Ma­ri­etta. Colquitt County ben­e­fited from a bye week this week be­fore next week's con­test against No. 10 Lown­des.

Peachtree Ridge and Mill Creek squared off in the week's only top-10 matchup, with Peachtree Ridge hold­ing on 31-30 over the Hawks for the home vic­tory.

The loss dropped Mill Creek to No. 7 over­all, while Hill­grove and Cam­den County had bye weeks last week.

Val­dosta ce­mented their spot in the top-10 at No. 9 this week, han­dling New­ton 41-14 at home. The Wil­cats jumped up one spot from No. 10 over­all last week.

Lown­des rounded out the fi­nal spot in the poll. best­ing Har­d­away 63-0 last Fri­day. The Vik­ings have scored 150 unan­swered points af­ter fall­ing 15-14 to

the Rams on Sept. 6.

Class AAAA

In the Class AAAA poll, Sandy Creek once again re­mained at No. 1 with 20 out of 20 pos­si­ble first place votes.

The Fight­ing Pa­tri­ots re­turn to ac­tion this week against Fayette County af­ter a bye week last Fri­day.

Car­roll­ton, Grif­fin, Stock­bridge and Mon­roe Area re­mained in the top-5 of the poll.

The Mon­roe Area Pur­ple Hur­ri­canes moved to 4-0 on the year with a 49-3 vic­tory over re­gion op­po­nent Lump­kin County last Fri­day.

Statesboro and Wayne County both im­proved their po­si­tions in the poll, mov­ing up to No. 6 and No. 7 over­all.

En­ter­ing the poll this week was Cedar­town and Marist. Ceadar­town claimed a 36-14 vic­tory over Ridge­land last Fri­day to move to 4-0 over­all, while Marist sits 2-2 over­all af­ter a 67-6 vic­tory over Ther­rell last week.

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