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How the new top 10 teams fared in Week 3


1. (1) Colquitt County (3-0)

Last week: Beat Crisp County 55-0. Colquitt led 42-0 at halftime and held Crisp to minus-35 yards rushing. Playing only two quarters, QB Chase Parrish was 12-of-19 passing for 152 yards and three touchdowns, and RB Sihiem King rushed for 80 yards and three touchdowns on six carries. Next: Friday at Enterprise, Ala. (1-2)

2. (2) Camden County (3-0)

Last week: Beat Glynn Academy 46-17. Sophomore RB Brandon McMaster rushed for 156 yards and had a 23-yard reception. Antonio Wimbush rushed for 62 yards and a touchdown on six carries, broke up two passes and returned an interception for a touchdown. Dionte Donley had nine tackles and a sack and recovered two fumbles. Next: Friday at Brunswick (1-1)

3. (5) Lowndes (3-0)

Last week: Beat Drew 50-14. Dezmon Copeland rushed for 146 yards and three touchdowns on 11 carries for the Vikings, who led 43-0 at halftime. Corveon White had 3.5 tackles for 20.5 yards in losses. Next: Friday vs. Rockdale County (3-0)

4. (8) Grayson (2-0)

Last week: Beat Hughes 26-16. RB Cameryn Brent rushed for 196 yards, and his two touchdowns came in the fourth quarter, which Grayson entered trailing 16-14. Chase Brice was 17-of-22 passing for 196 yards and two touchdowns. Next: Friday at Archer (0-2)

5. (6) Lovejoy (2-0)

Last week: Beat Dutchtown 41-14. Lovejoy WR Preston Williams had eight catches for 189 yards and three touchdowns. Next: Friday vs. Hillgrove (2-1)

6. (NR) Milton (2-0)

Last week: Beat Norcross 26-0. Milton held defending champ Norcross to 24 yards rushing and 94 yards total. RB Micco Brisker rushed for 147 yards and two touchdowns on 24 carries. LB Quarte Sapp had 10 tackles, two interceptions (one returned for a touchdown) and a safety. Next: Sept. 19 vs. Roswell (1-1)

7. (7) Peachtree Ridge (2-0)

Last week: Beat Parkview 41-24. QB Chance Thrasher was 17-of-25 passing for 250 yards and four touchdowns, two to Tyler Campbell. Peachtree Ridge led 35-7 at halftime. Next: Friday at McEachern (0-2)

8. (9) Valdosta (3-0)

Last week: Beat Swainsboro 21-0. Valdosta allowed only 74 yards of total offense, according to the Daily Times. Valdosta has allowed 10 points in three games. Next: Friday vs. Thomasville (0-2)

9. (4) Hughes (2-1)

Last week: Lost to Grayson 26-16. Hughes led 16-7 early in the second half after Isaiah Green's 80-yard TD pass to Sean Nelson, but Grayson scored the final 19 points. Next: Sept. 26 at Douglas County (0-2)

10. (10) North Gwinnett (2-1)

Last week: Beat Hillgrove 28-21. John Urzua threw two TD passes in the third quarter to give North Gwinnett a 28-7 lead. Urzua (11-of-23, 177 yards) was replaced after an ineffective first quarter, and backup Ayinde Russell drove North on its first TD drive, 80 yards in 10 plays. But Urzua returned, and his 60-yard pass to Josh Imatorbhebhe was the decisive blow, coming one play after Hillgrove was stopped on a fourth-and-1. Next: Sept. 19 vs. Collins Hill (2-1)


1. (1) Northside-Warner Robins (2-0)

Last week: Beat Evans 38-6. Northside allowed less than 50 yards rushing (38) for the second consecutive game and held Evans to 67 yards passing. Willie Jordan rushed for 95 yards and had 21 receiving. QB Tobias Oliver was 8-of-11 passing for 143 yards. Next: Friday vs. Lakeside, Evans (1-1)

2. (2) Ware County (2-0)

Last week: Off. Next: Friday vs. Coffee (2-0)

3. (3) Stephenson (1-1)

Last week: Off. Next: Friday vs. Banneker (0-2)

4. (4) Creekside (2-1)

Last week: Beat Carver-Columbus 29-27. Bricen Terry rushed for 165 yards and two touchdowns on 25 carries, and PK Chizco Alejandre made field goals of 35, 32 and 22 yards, the last one with 3:53 left that provided the margin of victory. There was a two-hour lightning delay, and the game ended after 1 a.m., according to the Columbus Ledger-Enquirer. Next: Friday at Druid Hills (2-0)

5. (5) Coffee (2-0)

Last week: Off. Next: Friday at Ware County (2-0)

6. (6) Kell (2-0)

Last week: Off. Next: Friday at Sequoyah (0-2)

7. (7) Carver-Columbus (2-1)

Last week: Lost to Creekside 29-27. Carver led 19-14 at halftime but didn't respond as well to a two-hour weather delay as Creekside took control in the second half, taking the lead on a 22-yard field goal in the final minutes. Next: Sept. 19 vs. Troup (2-0)

8. (8) Allatoona (3-0)

Last week: Beat North Paulding 56-35. Russell Halimon rushed for 313 yards - giving him 758 on the season - and tied the game early in the third quarter with a 63-yard run. QB Conor Larson was 14-for-17 passing for 246 yards and two touchdowns. WR Kameron Bowen had seven receptions for 122 yards and a touchdown. Kyle Banks passed for 352 yards for North Paulding. Next: Friday at Lithia Springs (1-1)

9. (9) Flowery Branch (1-0)

Last week: Off. Next: Friday at Lanier (2-0)

10. (NR) Houston County (2-0)

Last week: Beat Grovetown 41-10. Houston County is 2-0 for the first time since 2010 and ranked for the first time since 2006. Next: Saturday vs. Richmond Academy (0-1-1)

Class AAAA

1. (1) Buford (3-0)

Last week: Beat McEachern 27-20. His team trailing 20-19, Joshua Thomas scored on a 5-yard run with 2:15 left for the game-winner. McEachern had shots from Buford's 6-yard line in the final seconds but was incomplete on two passes. Next: Sept. 19 vs. White County (1-1)

2. (2) Sandy Creek (3-0)

Last week: Beat Hampton 49-6. Sandy Creek scored five touchdowns in the first 13 minutes in Hampton's first-ever home varsity game. Next: Friday at Newnan (1-1)

3. (3) Griffin (2-0)

Last week: Beat Burke County 36-22. Griffin put up 567 yards in total offense to Burke's 230 and led 36-14 entering the fourth quarter. QB Anforne Stroud was 10-of-19 passing for 301 yards and three touchdowns, and Malik Miller rushed for 202 yards and two touchdowns on 17 carries. Keyston Fuller had four catches for 117 yards and a 78-yard TD reception on Griffin's first play from scrimmage. Christian Owens had a 71-yard TD catch. Next: Friday vs. Eastside (2-0)

4. (4) Marist (2-0)

Last week: Beat Lovett 27-7. Marist had 323 yards rushing and held Lovett to 28. Marist's Ian Gipson ran for 156 yards and three touchdowns on 29 carries. Sam Phelts rushed for 97 yards and one score on 12 attempts. Kenneth Brinson had two sacks for 23 yards in losses. Jack Kratzener had two tackles for losses. Next: Friday vs. Arabia Mountain (0-2)

5. (6) Woodward Academy (2-0)

Last week: Beat St. Pius 42-21. A week after scoring seven touchdowns in a game, Elijah Holyfield rushed for 160 yards and two touchdowns on 19 attempts. QB Jes Sutherland was 10-of-16 passing for 129 yards, and his 13-yard TD pass to Marcus Hyatt made the score 42-7 with 9:10 left. DB Arrington Farrar had 13 tackles, and MLB Max Richardson had 11. Next: Friday at Lovett (1-2)

6. (5) Burke County (2-1)

Last week: Lost to Griffin 36-22. QB Caleeb Roberson rushed for 158 yards and two touchdowns on 23 carries and was 6-for-10 passing for 45 yards, but Burke couldn't slow Griffin, which finished with 567 yards in total offense. Next: Friday at North Augusta, S.C. (2-0)

7. (7) Thomas County Central (1-1)

Last week: Beat Riverdale 42-0. Thomas Central led 35-0 at halftime. Nick Patterson rushed for 154 yards and three touchdowns on seven carries. Riverdale's team bus was late, arriving as Central was taking the field, according to the Thomasville Times-Enterprise. Next: Friday vs. Americus-Sumter (1-2)

8. (9) Cairo (2-0)

Last week: Beat Bainbridge 13-7. Cairo built a 13-0 lead in the first half on field goals by Aldair Cortez (41 and 36 yards) and a fumble recovery by Quentarius McNeil-Greene in the end zone. Bainbridge was limited to 32 yards rushing, 163 yards total. Cairo's Jeremiah Hill rushed for 103 yards on 14 carries. Next: Friday vs. West Florida, Fla. (1-1)

9. (10) Whitewater (2-0)

Last week: Beat Banneker 31-20. QB Jay Ashley was 9-of-14 passing for 118 yards and three touchdowns. Ian McIntyre rushed for 90 yards on seven carries. Next: Friday vs. East Coweta (2-0)

10. (NR) Troup (2-0)

Last week: Beat Northgate 36-14. Troup is 2-0 for the first time since 2011 and ranked in the regular season for the first time since 2005. Next: Friday vs. Harris County (0-2)

Class AAA

1. (1) Washington County (2-0)

Last week: Beat Mary Persons 31-0. QB A.J. Gray was 15-of-21 passing for 232 yards and rushed for 104 yards on 18 carries. Mary Persons' Dee High rushed for 126 yards in defeat. Next: Friday at Veterans (0-2)

2. (2) Calhoun (2-0)

Last week: Beat Carrollton 34-6. QB Kaelan Riley rushed for 111 yards and two touchdowns on 17 carries and was 12-of-15 passing for 104 yards. Calhoun held Carrollton to seven first downs and 29 yards rushing (99 passing). Next: Friday at Gordon Central (0-2)

3. (3) Blessed Trinity (2-0)

Last week: Beat Sequoyah 35-14. Blessed Trinity held Sequoyah to 10 first downs and got 105 yards rushing from Milton Shelton, who also caught a 35-yard TD pass. QB Conor Davis was 12-of-21 passing for 172 yards. Blessed Trinity had 396 yards in total offense. Next: Friday at Creekview (0-2)

4. (5) Jefferson (3-0)

Last week: Beat North Hall 48-8. Evan Shirrefs was 11-of-14 passing for 263 yards and three touchdowns, all to T.J. Skelton, who scored on each of his receptions, one for 70 yards, all in the first half as the Dragons led 35-0. Jefferson intercepted all three of North Hall's pass attempts. Next: Friday vs. Commerce (2-0)

5. (6) Peach County (2-0)

Last week: Beat Perry 40-12. Keyshawn Lowe rushed for 152 yards on 12 carries. Peach County led only 13-7 at halftime but outscored Perry 27-0 in the third quarter. Next: Friday vs. Southwest (1-1)

6. (7) Elbert County (2-0)

Last week: Beat Stephens County 35-33. Elbert County led 35-20 after three quarters and held on. Rantious Reed and Mecole Hardman each rushed for more than 100 yards. Elbert has beaten Stephens three straight times, each by six points or fewer. Next: Friday vs. Westminster (2-0)

7. (8) Ringgold (2-0)

Last week: Off. Next: Friday at Adairsville (2-0)

8. (9) Westminster (2-0)

Last week: Beat Laney 14-6. Blake Gillikin's 71-yard punt to the Laney 5-yard line in the first quarter was a pivotal play. Laney QB Vicente Thompkins, who would rush for 101 yards, was sacked by DT Charlie Cawley at the 1 and lost a fumble, which LB Hal Silcox recovered for a touchdown and a 7-0 lead. Zay Malcome rushed for 94 yards on 16 carries, Charlie Trense had a team-leading 13 tackles, one for a 13-yard loss, and forced a fumble. Cortez Alston had two sacks. Next: Friday at Elbert County (2-0)

9. (10) Westside-Macon (2-0)

Last week: Beat Harris County 35-29. Westside scored on an 18-play, 85-yard drive to break a 29-29 tie with 2:45 left. Cedric Hollingshed rushed for 159 yards and two touchdowns on 29 carries. Marquez Sanford scored on a 24-yard interception return for an early 16-0 lead. Next: Friday at West Laurens (2-1)

10. (NR) Central-Carrollton (2-0)

Last week: Beat B.E.S.T. Academy 28-6. Central beat its second ranked opponent from Class AA (Bowdon was the first) and is ranked in an AJC poll for the first time since 1997. Next: Friday vs. Hardaway (0-3)

Class AA

1. (1) Greater Atlanta Christian (3-0)

Last week: Beat Eagle's Landing Christian 23-16. His team trailing 16-15, Darius Slayton caught a 22-yard TD pass with 58 seconds left. It was part of a four-play, 80-yard drive. Next: Sept. 19 vs. Hapeville Charter (0-2)

2. (2) Washington-Wilkes (2-0)

Last week: Beat Wilkinson County 27-18. Kemble Laguines returned two interceptions for touchdowns for Washington-Wilkes. Next: Friday at Jefferson County (0-2)

3. (5) Fitzgerald (3-0)

Last week: Beat Irwin County 40-12. QB Gerald Morgan rushed for 141 yards and a touchdown on 20 carries. RB Taeylon Gaulden ran for 115 yards and three touchdowns on 13 carries. Next: Sept. 19 at Macon County (1-1)

4. (6) Vidalia (3-0)

Last week: Beat Toombs County 42-0. QB Jordan Black rushed for 103 yards and two touchdowns on 13 carries. Vidalia forced four fumbles, held Toombs County preseason all-state RB Jamar Smith to 65 yards rushing and Toombs to 0-for-5 passing with two interceptions. Next: Sept. 19 vs. McIntosh County Academy (0-3)

5. (3) Benedictine (0-1)

Last week: Off. Next: Friday at Liberty County (2-1)

6. (4) Lovett (1-2)

Last week: Lost to Marist 27-7. The score was 7-7 after Lovett's Willie Candler (8-of-15 passing, 164 yards) hit Jon Thomas on a 70-yard TD pass with 29 seconds left in the half, but Lovett couldn't get its run game going (28 yards for the game) against a Top 10 opponent from AAAA. Next: Friday vs. Woodward Academy (2-0)

7. (7) Brooks County (1-2)

Last week: Lost to Madison County (Fla.) 29-22. Madison County scored on a 48-yard touchdown with 2:49 left after Brooks County had taken a 22-21 lead with 3:12 on the clock. Brooks QB Demontay Jones was 11-of-19 passing for 226 yards and two touchdowns. Nathan Vick had three catches for 138 yards and a touchdown. Next: Sept. 19 vs. Perry (1-1)

8. (8) B.E.S.T. Academy (1-1)

Last week: Lost to Central (Carrollton) 28-6. Next: Friday vs. Therrell (1-1)

9. (NR) Lamar County (1-0-1)

Last week: Off. Next: Friday at Mary Persons (1-1)

10. (NR) Dublin (1-1)

Last week: Off. Next: Friday vs. Twiggs County (0-1)

Class A

1. (1) Aquinas (2-0)

Last week: Off. Next: Friday vs. Our Lady of Mercy (1-1)

2. (2) Marion County (1-0)

Last week: Off. Next: Friday at Dooly County (2-0)

3. (3) Calvary Day (2-0)

Last week: Beat Bradwell Institute 28-21. Calvary trailed 21-14 in the fourth quarter when it faked a punt from its 13-yard line and made it (an 8-yard run by Robert Heyward). A.J. Keene's 57-yard run tied it at 21-21, and Sal Calderon (11-of-17 passing, 107 yards) threw a 14-yard TD pass to Marc Elton in the final minutes for the game-winner. Heyward, a preseason all-state pick who missed the opener because of an ankle injury, rushed for 93 yards on 19 carries. Next: Sept. 19 vs. Johnson County (0-2)

4. (4) Mount Paran Christian (3-0)

Last week: Beat North Clayton 45-20. Dorian Walker rushed for 120 yards on 17 carries for Mount Paran. WR Emoni Williams, a preseason all-state pick, played quarterback for an injured Jake Allen and ran for two touchdowns. Next: Sept. 19 at King's Ridge Christian (0-1)

5. (5) Charlton County (2-0)

Last week: Beat Hilliard, Fla. 41-0. Charlton County forced five turnovers, including two interceptions by Tevis Dasher, and held Hilliard to 9 rushing yards and 84 total yards. The score was 34-0 at halftime, and the second half was played with a running clock. Andrew Lee rushed for 181 yards and three touchdowns on three carries. Next: Friday at Bacon County (1-1)

6. (6) Clinch County (1-1)

Last week: Off. Next: Friday at Berrien (1-1)

7. (8) Brookstone (2-0)

Last week: Beat Columbus 23-14. Columbus scored on its first two possessions to lead 14-0, but Brookstone started its comeback with an 81-yard run by Sam Ndem. Next: Sept. 19 vs. Hawkinsville (2-0)

8. (9) Dooly County (2-0)

Last week: Beat Turner County 37-15. Dooly enters its Region 4 opener against Marion having won 10 of its last 12 games, its only losses to Marion. Next: Friday vs. Marion County (1-0)

9. (10) Savannah Christian (2-0)

Last week: Off. Next: Friday at Savannah Country Day (0-2)

10. (NR) Hawkinsville (2-0)

Last week: Beat Wilcox County 28-0. Hawkinsville held Wilcox County to 83 yards in total offense and intercepted five passes (two by Cal George). Wilcox missed on 15 of 18 attempts. Royce Owen had three tackles for losses, and Keshun Wright had 2.5. Reginald McDonald rushed for 130 yards and two touchdowns. It was the first time that Wilcox County has been shut out since Hawkinsville's 2003 state championship did it 40-0. Next: Friday vs. Taylor County (0-1-1)

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