6 weeks of High School Football in the books across NWGA and of course you have the usual suspects leading their respected regions and also a few surprises this year of much improved teams! The Calhoun Yellow Jackets continue to roll this season as they defeated Ringgold on the road Friday night 42-7. Zach Fuller had the best performance of the night as he rushed for 122 yards and two touchdowns. The Jackets will be off this week as they concentrate on Adairsville for next week. The Sonoraville Phoenix Offense came alive this past Friday night in Chatsworth as the Phoenix punished the Murray Indians 61-18. Cole Godfrey and Ben Burns accounted for over 400 yards of offense for the Phoenix. Sonoraville returns home to host Ringgold this Friday night. The GC Warriors ran into a buzzsaw at Chattooga Friday night as they had no answer to the rushing attack of the Indians. Chattogga won 34-7 and head into a showdown for the defacto region title against Rockmart Friday night. Gordon Central gets ready for Homecoming Friday night as they host Dade County.
OBSERVATIONS AND SURPRISES IN OUR AREA
As no surprise, Calhoun continues to dominate everybody in Region 6AAA and should be claiming their 18th straight region title come early November. Rockmart continues to reign supreme in 7AA and could be in the discussion of state title in the next few months. Rome and Cartersville are still winning and leading their regions. I think the three big surprises in our area have to be Christian Heritage, Lafayette, and Haralson County. Christian Heritage is 4-0 for the first time ever and ride on the success of their quarterback Matthew Neff. Lafayette is 4-1 on the season and should be undefeated as they squandered a 26 point lead to Christian Heritage a few weeks ago. LaFayette could make a playoff run with favorable games remaining in their region schedule. Haraslon County is a big surprise as well with the running power of Treylon Shepperd as they are 3-1 on the season. Coosa is a stunning 0-5 so far. I picked them to finish in the top 4 of Region7AA and injuries have plagued the Eagles. Chattooga is ahead of schedule with the running tandem of EJ Lackey and Leshaun Lester, Pepperell continues to win and Model is 2-0 in region play. GC still has a chance to run the table and sneak into the playoffs.
I think North Murray is your #2 team in 6AAA. The last 2 playoff spots could be a toss up between Haralson County, Adairsville, Sonoraville and a much improved LFO team who is 4-1 already. We are halfway through the season folks and expect to seem some more intriguing football in our area!