-Under the radar: Several AAAAAA teams are unbeaten, but unranked. East Coweta, under new coach Steve Pardue, is 3-0 after beating No. 9 Whitewater of AAAA 17-14. Northview, led by Arkansas State-committed quarterback D.J. Pearson, beat North Forsyth 49-0. Dacula, a quarterfinalist last season, beat Berkmar 21-0.
-Newton had a chance to go 3-0, leading 8-0 early, but lightning led to the cancelation of the Rams’ game against Westlake. Newton also lost a game last week to weather, against Rome. That’s not the preparation that Newton hoped for its visit to Lowndes next week. Newton upset Lowndes 15-14 last season.