*Tift County, despite a 1-4 start, hasn’t given up on making the playoffs, either. The Blue Devils defeated defending AAAAA champion Bainbridge 24-6 on Friday. Tift has lost to four top-10 teams, albeit three of them from lower classes, but should be competitive now in Region 1. Tift didn’t schedule as strategically as, say, Camden as thus probably would not get the at-large playoff berth were it to finish fourth in that rugged region.
*Marietta defeated previously unbeaten Edgewater of Orlando 39-24. Edgewater is ranked No. 2 in Florida’s Class 7A. That’s a big win for Georgia, but also the Blue Devils. Despite that loss to Grayson, Marietta is still lurking as a major state contender.
*Parkview edged Norcross 31-24. It’s always a good win to beat Norcross, but Mill Creek, North Gwinnett and Archer each beat the Blue Devils much more handily.