-- Calhoun of Region 6 South, slipped from No. 3 to No. 4 after a narrow 17-14 victory against Douglass.
-- The Westminster stumble allowed for a new No. 5 -- Region 1 powerhouse Crisp County. The Cougars, who are entering the season under interim coach Brad Harber, defeated Dooly County 40-18 in the opener. Harber takes the reigns from coach Shelton Felton, who led the Cougars to a 13-victory season and first region title since 1995. Felton left Crisp to become the OLB coach at the University of Tennessee-Chattanooga.
"My expectation is simply to be consistent," Harber told Theo Dorsey of WALB News in Albany. "That's what we have preached all summer long. We want to play the same way every Friday
night, no matter who the opponent is."
-- In case you missed Todd Holcomb's top performers story on this site, there were impressive performances from two Class AAA quarterbacks. East Hall’s Austin Parker passed for five touchdowns and 457 yards against Habersham Central. Parker finished 21-of-33 passing in the 72-55 loss. Ringgold’s Cole Kibler passed for four touchdowns and 452 yards against Northwest Whitfield. Kibler completed 26 of 43 passes in the 48-29 loss.