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Chapel Hill shakes up Region 5-AAAA with win over Sandy Creek

Week 7 saw several statement wins across the regions and others that will shake up the status quo. In Region 2, Mary Persons held off Upson-Lee 28-21 to move into a tie with West Laurens at 2-0 in region play. In 3-AAAA, Hephzibah was outmatched by Thomson 55-22, but still proved to be a strong playoff contender. Eastside surpassed 50 points for the third time this season in a 52-21 win over Henry County and Woodward Academy ran past North Clayton 51-0.

In Region 5-AAAA, Chapel Hill defeated Sandy Creek 35-32 for the first time in school history as Cartersville rolled past LaGrange and Troup rested on the bye week.

Heritage-Catoosa and Pickens proved to be the only teams standing in Ridgeland’s path to a successful Region 6-AAAA title defense and Ridgeland’s 62-0 win over LaFayette brought the Panthers’ points allowed this season to just 4.7 points per game.

In Region 7-AAAA, Blessed Trinity and Marist still look like the teams to beat and St. Pius scored its first win of the season in a 28-23 win over Region 8-AAAA opponent Stephens County.



Week 7 Results

Region 1

Columbus 13, Shaw 7

Americus-Sumter, Cairo, Carver-Columbus, Hardaway, Westover BYE


Region 2

Howard 29, Perry 27

Mary Persons 28, Upson-Lee 21

West Laurens 27, Spalding 25


Region 3

Baldwin 24, Richmond Academy 20

Burke County 68, Cross Creek 6

Thomson 55, Hephzibah 22


Region 4

Luella 40, Druid Hills 7

Eastside 52, Henry County 21

Woodward Academy 51, North Clayton 0

Salem BYE


Region 5

Cartersville 56, LaGrange 0

Cedartown 35, Central-Carroll 14

Chapel Hill 35,  Sandy Creek 32

Troup BYE


Region 6

Heritage-Catoosa 44, Northwest Whitfield 21

Ridgeland 62, LaFayette 0

Pickens 49, Southeast Whitfield 21

Gilmer BYE


Region 7

Blessed Trinity 50, White County 14

West Hall 28, Chestatee 14

Marist BYE


Region 8

Oconee County 26, Cedar Shoals 17

St. Pius 28, Stephens County 13

Jefferson, Madison County, North Oconee BYE



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