Swainsboro (23-2) moved to the top of The Atlanta Journal-Constitution rankings this week after previous No. 1, defending champion Therrell, was upset against Hapeville Charter last week.
Swainsboro has lost only to Statesboro, a AAAAA team, and Jeff Davis, a region rival that Swainsboro later defeated. Two years ago, Swainsboro made a run to the state finals but hasn’t won a state-playoff game since. The 2018 team lost in the first round, and the 2019 team, seeded No. 3 in its tournament, did not make it through.