Which of these do you think can compete with the Roswells, the Graysons, the Mill Creeks, etc. ? Any of them?
-Brookwood – Coming off consecutive losing seasons, the Broncos are 2-0 under second-year coach Philip Jones, an alumnus with lots of experience in Brookwood tradition. North Gwinnett and Walton aren't great this year, but still two pretty good victories out of the chute. Brookwood plays South Gwinnett in a big one this week.
-South Gwinnett – The Comets were 2-8 last season, their worst finish in John Small's 11 seasons. But they've just beaten two round-of-16 playoff teams in back-to-back weeks – Central Gwinnett and Lanier.
-Parkview – Eric Godfree inherited a team that finished 3-7 in Cecil Flowe's last season, 2013. The Panthers were 6-5 last season and are 2-0 now after wins over Tennessee power Christ Presbyterian and up-and-coming Shiloh, which had beaten Parkview a year ago. Parkview plays Lowndes, a team that got some top-10 votes, this week.
-Archer – Archer suffered huge losses to its 11-2 team of a year ago. The Tigers lost 27-14 without their starting QB against No. 3 McEachern, then won 20-19 against Peachtree Ridge, which was ranked at the time. Archer has Mll Creek, Norcross and Roswell on the pre-region schedule, so a 3-2 record would be a great accomplishment.
-North Cobb – The Warriors are 2-0 with wins over Cherokee and Etowah. North Cobb has actually been trending down the past few seasons from 11-3 to 9-3 to 7-4 to 5-6. It appears to be headed back up and was better than it's a record a year ago, when the Warriors lost five games by four points or less. North Cobb is about to play Harrison, which got some top-10 votes this week in 6A, this week.
-Hillgrove – The Hawks opened with a 27-14 victory over South Forsyth, a 2015 quarterfinalist that began ranked. A game this week against North Gwinnett (1-1) should be telling. North lost to Brookwood 37-23, but beat a pretty decent Milton team 43-29.