Attention temporarily leaves Region 1-AAAAAA

Region 1 has been the center of the Friday night action since opening region play, but the six-team region will enjoy a week off after three weeks of an intense playoff-like atmosphere. Colquitt County moved to 8-0 with a 48-20 rout over Valdosta. The Packers have been an established power in Georgia’s top classification and looking at the Packers’ playoff success the past several years, it is hard to believe that their last region title came in 1999.

Colquitt County has played 21 playoff games in the last five seasons and just three have come at home. Now the Packers are just two wins away from their first perfect regular season since their 1994 state championship year (15-0). The Packers have visit Tift County on Halloween and close the regular season at home against Camden County. Colquitt County is the only remaining undefeated team in Region 1 and has outscored its three region opponents (Lowndes, Lee County, Valdosta) by 30 points per game.

In Region 2, Lovejoy at Newton has playoff implications. Newton’s lone region loss came to Tucker in its region opener and a victory over Lovejoy would give the Rams a chance to possibly grab a No. 2 seed if Tucker were to then beat Lovejoy on their Halloween showdown. In Region 3, a redhot Westlake team is set to take on Hughes in what looks to be the game that will crown the region champ. Cherokee at Roswell and Milton at Woodstock are two huge games in Region 5. Cherokee is 4-2 in region play and Milton and Roswell are each at 4-1.

In Region 7, Norcross sits at 4-0 in region play, but Collins Hill, North Gwinnett, Mill Creek and Peachtree Ridge are all tied with 4-1 records for just three playoff spots open behind Norcross. Mill Creek hosts Collins Hill and Norcross visits Peachtree Ridge.

In Region 8, Brookwood and Parkview each lost again last week and it looks like Grayson, Dacula, Archer and Central Gwinnett could be the four teams to make the playoffs. Central Gwinnett hosts Archer and Dacula hosts Grayson in a battle of unbeatens.

In Class AAAA, Cairo had a statement win over Thomas County Central and took control of Region 1 with a 36-13 win. The Syrupmakers can clinch the region with a victory over Monroe on Thursday.

In Class AAA, Blessed Trinity secured its subregion title with a 23-11 win over Westminster. This class has one of the strongest top 10′s in the state and now Washington County, Calhoun, Blessed Trinity, Peach County, Jefferson, Central-Carroll, Hart County, Westside-Macon, Oconee County and Dodge County remain unbeaten. Region 8 has the most undefeated teams out of any region in the state heading into Week 10 with Hart County, Oconee County and Jefferson. Hart County will play at Oconee County on Friday.

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