Class AAAA Blog: Week 9 Top Games

Carver-Columbus (6-1, 5-0) vs. Westover (5-1, 3-1) At Mills Stadium

In Region 1-AAAA, Carver-Columbus will have an opportunity to distance itself even further in front of the rest of the field. Following the Tigers’ massive 52-46 win over Cairo last Friday, the team improved to 5-0 in region play, making them the only remaining team in 1-AAAA without a conference loss. This week, they will go up against Westover, which is 3-1 in the region after experiencing a 49-14 loss to Cairo earlier in the season. The only other team in 1-AAAA with just one loss is Americus-Sumter. The Panthers are 3-1, but its loss (20-14) came to Hardaway, which is 1-3 in the region. Carver-Columbus running back Khiari McCoy was named Georgia High School Footbal Daily Player of the Week after last Friday’s 309-yard rushing performance in the victory over Cairo. 

Thomson (2-4, 0-0) at Baldiwn (2-5, 1-0)

Defending Region 3-AAAA champion Baldwin is hosting Thomson for the Bulldogs’ region opener on Friday. Baldwin has won its last two games after opening the year 0-5. As for Thomson, they have lost four-straight games after opening the year 2-0. Last year, Baldwin won 27-6 and then swept the rest of the five-team region en route to the region title. If Baldwin can pick up another win over Thomson this Friday, then it will set up a region championship showdown with No. 8 ranked Burke County the following week.

Sandy Creek (6-0, 2-0) at Cartersville (7-0, 3-0)  

In Region 5-AAAA, this Friday will be all about 6-0 Sandy Creek facing off with 7-0 Cartersville. Sandy Creek opened up its region schedule with a bang, defeating Troup 44-7 and then scoring a 45-24 win over Chapel Hill. Cartersville has not lost a region game since 2011 and has not lost a regular season game since 2014. 

Region 7-AAAA: 

Flowery Branch (6-0, 2-0) at Blessed Trinity (5-1, 2-0) 

Marist (7-0, 3-0) at Denmark (5-1, 2-1)

Region 7-AAAA will be home to a pair of top 10 showdowns that will heavily influence this year’s playoff picture. No. 5 Blessed Trinity (5-1, 2-0) will host No. 7 Flowery Branch (6-0, 2-0) and No. 1 Marist (7-0, 3-0) will host No. 10 Denmark (5-1, 2-1). This is a must-win for Denmark if they are going to be able to reassert itself into the race for the region title. 

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