Week 4 review: Just 14 undefeated teams remain in AAAA

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Aug. 24, 2012, COLLEGE PARK, GA: The Woodward Academy War Eagles take the field against Lovett for the first half of their high school football game at Woodward Academy's Colquitt Stadium in College Park, Ga., on Friday, Aug. 24, 2012. DAVID TULIS/AJC SPECIAL

Week 4 offered more key victories for schools that have paved impressive paths to open the 2017 season. In Region 1, Northside-Columbus moved to 3-0 for the first time since 2010 with a 35-14 win over Jordan. The Patriots finished third in Region 1-AAAA last season but will enter region play next week as its only undefeated team. In Region 2, Howard has strung together a 3-1 start after finishing last year 1-9. Spalding has also proven capable of shaking up the playoff picture after scoring a 42-41 win over Lovejoy this Friday. After scoring just seven points in its losses to Griffin and Jonesboro to open the season, the battle-tested Jags erupted in this notable win over Class AAAAAA Lovejoy.In Region 3, Baldwin, Burke County, Richmond Academy and Thomson remain unbeaten. Thomson’s intriguing matchup with Pace Academy was

In Region 3, Baldwin, Burke County, Richmond Academy and Thomson remain unbeaten. Thomson’s intriguing matchup with Pace Academy was cancelled this Friday, which will be an interesting aspect of the season considering the Bulldogs have back-to-back bye weeks before their next game which isn’t until Sept. 29 vs. Clarkston.

Woodward Academy is Region 4’s only unbeaten team remaining, and it took a shootout for the War Eagles to survive Riverwood 39-34 on Friday. Cartersville demolished Westlake for the second straight season and looks to be even better than the last two Purple Hurricanes teams that ran the table. Sandy Creek, however has only allowed 17 points in its 3-0 start and has a defense that looks capable of stopping any team not called Cartersville.

In Region 6, Ridgeland has dominated in its 4-0 start with a 159-21 scoring advantage over its opponents. Heritage-Catoosa has also kept a clean slate through the first four weeks of 2017, but after falling 56-14 to Ridgeland last season, there could still be a sizeable gap between the Generals and their strongest region opponent.

Region 7’s Marist survived a 17-14 battle with Region 8’s St. Pius and Blessed Trinity rebounded from last week’s loss to Marietta by handing Creekview its first loss of the season 28-21.

The 14 undefeated teams remain as we head into Week 5.

(Baldwin, Burke County, Cartersville, Cedartown, Heritage-Catoosa, Marist, Northside-Columbus, Richmond Academy, Ridgeland, Sandy Creek, Southeast Whitfield, Thomson, Troup, Woodward Academy)

 

Week 4 Results

Region 1

Northside-Columbus 35, Jordan 14

Callaway 44, Columbus 13

Westover 40, Dougherty 13

Lee County 49, Americus-Sumter 14

Bainbridge 49, Cairo 22

Harris County 30, Shaw

BYE (Hardaway, Carver-Columbus)

 

Region 2

Spalding 42, Lovejoy 41

Howard 40, Rutland 6

Mary Persons 52, Forest Park 0

Griffin 17, Upson-Lee 7

Peach County 47, Perry 19

West Laurens 15, Vidalia 0

 

Region 3

Baldwin 34, Washington County 28

Burke County 38, Lakeside-Evans 3

Richmond Academy 38, Josey 0

Thomson (CANCELLED)

Westside-Augusta 55, Cross Creek 7

Hephzibah 21, Butler 12

 

Region 4

Eastside 21, Loganville 3

McIntosh 40, Luella 14

Woodward Academy 39, Riverwood 34

Salem 35, Miller Grove 6

Jackson-Atlanta 24, North Clayton 7

Lakeside-DeKalb 52, Druid Hills 0

Alcovy 23, Henry County 6

 

Region 5

Cartersville 38, Westlake 5

Cedartown 42, Pepperell 10

Sandy Creek 26, Morrow 0

Troup 62, Lamar County 10

Starr’s Mill 56, Chapel Hill 21

East Coweta 42, LaGrange 10

BYE Central-Carroll

 

Region 6

Heritage-Catoosa 42, North Murray 14

Ridgeland 38, Chattooga 7

Northwest Whitfield 37, Model 10

Pickens 42, North Hall 35

LaFayette 28, Gordon Central 27

BYE Southeast Whitfield, Gilmer

 

Region 7

Marist 17, St. Pius 14

Blessed Trinity 28, Creekview 21

West Hall 31, Jackson County 21

Rabun County 49, White County 26

Chestatee 31, Fannin County 7

 

Region 8
Oconee County 30, Morgan County 22

Madison County 28, Lumpkin County 7

Cedar Shoals 13, North Oconee 6

Flowery Branch 31, Stephens County 6

Marist 17, St. Pius 14

BYE Jefferson


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