Other stuff of note in AAAAAA
-Speading of Cherokee, the Warriors beat Pope 61-31. Andrew Harris had 10 receptions for 203 yards and returned an interception 90 yards for a touchdown. Harris has 710 yards receiving on the season, which probably leads the state. The previous leader, Central Gwinnett’s Major Bellamy, did not play Friday. Cherokee QB Spencer Ashley was 28-for-38 passing for 429 yards and five touchdowns
-Another team that is 5-0 for the first time ever is Northview (5-0, 4-0 in Region 6). Opened in 2002, Northview has never had a season better than the 5-5 finish of 2013. The Titans beat West Forsyth 28-14 on Friday. Unbeaten but unranked teams in AAAAAA are Northview, Woodstock, East Coweta (4-0, 1-0 in Region 3), Tift County (5-0, 0-0 in Region 1) and Lee County (4-0, 0-0 in Region 1).
-Speaking of Lee County, the Trojans beat Mitchell County 50-12 Friday. That completes the pre-region schedule for Region 1, which finished an unprecedented 29-0 in non-region regular-season games. No region has ever gone unbeaten in more than 10 non-region regular-season games.
-North Gwinnett coach Bob Sphire used to coach an indoor-football team that played in Rupp Arena in Kentucky team. His North Gwinnett team bears a resemblance to it. The Bulldogs beat Mill Creek 51-41 on Friday. They’re averaging 40.0 points per game and allowing 34.2 but stand 4-1, ranked No. 6 in Class AAAAAA. John Urzua, who entered the game as the state’s leader in passing yards, threw for 376, giving him 1,627 on the season. Next comes a home game Friday against Norcross.
-Archer reminded folks who the defending Region 8 champion is in its 42-7 vicrtory over Parvkiew. Archer opened the season ranked No. 3, but proceeded to lose its first three games, each to very good teams, including current No. 4 Grayson 14-10. Parkview proved to be a tougher out for Grayson the week before, losing only 13-7.
-South Cobb QB Kylil Carter threw for 466 yards, rushed for 147, passed for four thouchdowns and scored two in the 42-39 victory over Newnan. Carter is still looking for scholarship offers. In five games, he unofficially has 1,261 yards passing and 677 rushing.