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
Columbus 13, Shaw 7
Americus-Sumter, Cairo, Carver-Columbus, Hardaway, Westover BYE
Howard 29, Perry 27
Mary Persons 28, Upson-Lee 21
West Laurens 27, Spalding 25
Baldwin 24, Richmond Academy 20
Burke County 68, Cross Creek 6
Thomson 55, Hephzibah 22
Luella 40, Druid Hills 7
Eastside 52, Henry County 21
Woodward Academy 51, North Clayton 0
Cartersville 56, LaGrange 0
Cedartown 35, Central-Carroll 14
Chapel Hill 35, Sandy Creek 32
Heritage-Catoosa 44, Northwest Whitfield 21
Ridgeland 62, LaFayette 0
Pickens 49, Southeast Whitfield 21
Blessed Trinity 50, White County 14
West Hall 28, Chestatee 14
Oconee County 26, Cedar Shoals 17
St. Pius 28, Stephens County 13
Jefferson, Madison County, North Oconee BYE