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Believe it or not, despite getting just their first win of the season last weekend, the Warner Robins Demons still have an outside shot at getting into the Georgia High School Association Class AAAA state playoffs out of Region 1-AAAA. Click here to find out how the Demons could go starting the 2010 season at 0-7 to punching a ticket to the postseason.
Here’s an abbreviated edition of the “WN&N”, a post just long enough to briefly focus on the big games in southwest Georgia, and just a little bit beyond, on this next-to-last weekend of October. So, without further ado, here they are. All games are played on Friday night unless otherwise indicated.
Thomas County Central (5-2, 3-1 Georgia High School Association Region 1-AAAA) at Lee County (6-1, 3-1): This week’s battle between the Yellow Jackets and Trojans at Trojan Field in Leesburg is basically a battle for second place in GHSA Region 1-AAAA. The winner will likely have the inside track on the No. 2 seed from this region once the final buzzer goes off.
Crisp County (3-4, 2-1 GHSA Region 1-AAA) at Monroe (3-4, 0-3): The Cougars travel to Albany–and Hugh Mills Stadium–to take on the Tornadoes in a game with playoff implications in GHSA Region 1-AAA. Crisp hopes to move one step closer to postseason play with the win, while Monroe must win to stay in playoff contention.
Miller County (5-2, 3-1 Georgia High School Association Region 1-A) at Randolph-Clay (5-2, 2-2): The Pirates, who crushed Calhoun County, 36-6 last week, hope to solidify their playoff hopes with a win, while the Red Devils hope to snap a three-game skid after starting the season at 3-0.
Another big game on tap for Northside (Warner Robins): They passed their first test with flying colors last week. Now, the top-ranked team in Georgia High School Association Class AAAA, the Eagles from Northside (Warner Robins) face yet another big test, this time playing host to the Thomas County Central Yellow Jackets.
Read below for the following reports to mull over before another big game in GHSA Region 1-AAAA.
The other big game
Fitzgerald (5-2, 2-1) at Thomasville (6-1, 3-0): The Bulldogs look to stay unbeaten in Georgia High School Association Region 1-AA, while the Purple Hurricanes must win to keep themselves in the region title hunt. Read a preview of this critical clash here.
Also keep an eye on:
Americus-Sumter (4-3, 3-0 GHSA Region 1-AAA) at Dougherty (2-5, 0-3): The Panthers hope to stay undefeated in GHSA Region 1-AAA action, while the Trojans face a must-win situation to stay in playoff contention.
Cairo (6-0, 2-0) at Worth County (4-3, 2-1): The Rams hope to pull off the upset at home against the undefeated Syrupmakers in GHSA Region 1-AAA play.
Westover (2-4, 1-1) at Crisp County (2-4, 1-1): The Patriots hit the road to clash the Cougars in another key GHSA 1-AAA contest. They’re 0-4 against teams from outside Albany/Dougherty County.
Randolph-Clay (5-1, 2-1 GHSA Region 1-A) at Mitchell County (5-1, 3-0)–(Saturday): The Eagles will look to go to 4-0 in region play, while the Red Devils hope to bounce back after an upset loss to Terrell County last week.
It’s been almost five years since the Lee County Trojans have played with any significance on the football field. But that’s the situation they’ll find themselves Friday night in Leesburg, as they play host to the top-ranked team in all of Georgia High School Association Class AAAA: the Eagles from Northside (Warner Robins).
A look at the headlines from the following media outlets listed below should say all that needs to be said about this contest:
In other words, the Northside (Warner Robins)/Lee County match-up has the potential to be one of the best games in the state not only this weekend, but perhaps all season. If they can play a near-perfect game, and limit the turnovers, the Trojans might have a chance to pull off one of the biggest upsets of the 2010 season so far.
Other big games: The Northside (Warner Robins)/Lee County contest might be one of the top games statewide, but there are some other games throughout southwest Georgia that could have some playoff implications too. Here’s a brief look at those games.
Mitchell County (4-1, 2-0 Georgia High School Association Region 1-A) at Miller County (4-1, 2-0): Both teams enter this contest in a three-way with Randolph-Clay (5-0, 2-0) for first place in the region. The winner will keep at least a share of first place when the clock hits all zeroes at the end of the game, which should be very close from wire-to-wire.
Worth County (3-3, 1-1 Georgia High School Association Region 1-AAA) at Monroe (3-3, 0-2): Having lost three straight games after starting 3-0, including region losses to Cairo and Americus-Sumter, Friday’s game against the visiting Rams serves as a must-win game for the Tornadoes. A loss not only drop Monroe to 0-3 in GHSA Region 1-AAA, it also would force the Tornadoes to “win out” in their final three games of the season just to make the playoffs. As for the Rams, they hope to win their second straight game after suffering three losses since a 2-0 start.
Crisp County (2-3, 1-0) at Americus-Sumter (3-3, 2-0): Here’s a game straight out of the “who would’ve thunk it” category. Both teams come into this contest having won games at Albany’s Hugh Mills Stadium last week, with the Cougars edging Dougherty, 28-26, last Friday, while the Panthers outlasted the Tornadoes, 14-6, the following night. Additionally, the Cougars had lost three straight games prior to last week’s win, while the Panthers enter this week’s contest with back-to-back wins. It’s too bad only one team will win this contest, and stay unbeaten in region play after this week.
The Lee County Trojans are still undefeated after five games. But they had to come-from-behind to maintain that unbeaten mark, as they downed the Houston County Bears, 45-42, in Warner Robins Saturday night. Click one of the links below for three different recaps of the dramatic finish.
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