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How the new top-10 teams fared in Week 7


1. (1) Lowndes (7-0) 

Last week: Beat Ware County 45-7. Lowndes held Ware County to 104 yards of total offense and eight first downs. Thomas Davis had 3.5 tackles for losses. Jalon Baker had 2.5. QB Jacurri Brown rushed for 91 yards on 15 carries. Next: Oct. 18 at Tift County (2-4) 

2. (2) McEachern (5-0) 

Last week: Beat East Coweta 53-15. Carlos Del Rio-Wilson was 13-of-19 passing for 186 yards and two touchdowns. Javon Baker had 80 yards receiving and scored on a 30-yard run. East Coweta was limited to 76 total yards and five first downs. Next: Friday vs. Hillgrove (5-0) 

3. (3) Colquitt County (5-1) 

Last week: Beat Alcovy 52-0. Jaycee Harden passed for 224 yards and five touchdowns. Daijun Edwards had 69 yards receiving and 36 rushing. Next: Friday vs. Trinity Christian Academy, Fla. (3-4) 

4. (4) Grayson (4-1) 

Last week: Off. Next: Thursday at Shiloh (6-0) 

5. (5) Marietta (4-1) 

Last week: Beat Edgewater, Fla. 39-24. Marietta led 32-10 early and beat a team ranked No. 2 in Florida's Class 7A. Harrison Bailey was 13-of-26 passing for 280 yards and two touchdowns. Kimani Vidal rushed for 109 yards. Ricky White had five catches for 133 yards. Next: Friday at North Paulding (5-0) 

6. (6) Hillgrove (5-0) 

Last week: Off. Next: Friday at McEachern (5-0) 

7. (8) North Gwinnett (5-1) 

Last week: Beat Mountain View 37-21. Devin Crosby rushed for 186 yards and two touchdowns. J.R. Martin was 14-of-21 passing for 169 yards. Next: Friday at Mill Creek (5-1) 

8. (9) Mill Creek (5-1) 

Last week: Beat Peachtree Ridge 49-17. Mill Creek trailed 10-0 but scored the next five touchdowns. Chancellor Lee-Parker rushed for 182 yards on 18 carries. Parker Wroble returned a punt 63 yards for a touchdown and had a 64-yard kickoff return. Next: Friday vs. North Gwinnett (5-1) 

9. (10) Archer (3-2) 

Last week: Off. Next: Saturday at Newton (5-1) 

10. (7) Parkview (4-1) 

Last week: Beat Norcross 31-24. Jordan Williams threw a 51-yard TD pass to Jared Brown in the final minute to break a 24-24 tie. Williams was 11-of-20 passing for 210 yards and two touchdowns. Cody Brown rushed for 221 yards. Next: Thursday vs. Lakeside, Atlanta (0-6) 


1. (1) Dacula (6-0) 

Last week: Beat Gainesville 42-7. Jarrett Jenkins was 12-of-14 passing for 300 yards and three touchdowns and rushed for 50 yards and two touchdowns on six carries. Kaleb Edwards had four receptions for 126 yards, one an 84-yard touchdown. Dacula led 42-7 at halftime. Next: Oct. 18 at Apalachee (2-4) 

2. (2) Valdosta (5-1) 

Last week: Off. Next: Friday vs. Houston County (4-2) 

3. (3) Harrison (6-0) 

Last week: Off. Next: Friday at Allatoona (4-1) 

4. (5) Lee County (5-1) 

Last week: Beat Thomson 55-13. Lee County scored 49 points in the first half for the second week in a row. QB Kyle Toole was 12-of-14 passing with four touchdowns. Caleb McDowell scored on a 95-yard kickoff return, 60-yard run and 50-yard fumble return. He also had more than 300 all-purpose yards and 11 tackles. Next: Oct. 18 vs. Northside-Warner Robins (3-3) 

5. (6) Allatoona (4-1) 

Last week: Beat Sprayberry 38-21. Asante Das had 292 yards receiving, all six of his team's pass receptions and all five touchdowns. Next: Friday vs. Harrison (6-0) 

6. (7) Lanier (6-0) 

Last week: Beat Habersham Central 42-22. Taj Barnes rushed for 200 yards and three touchdowns on 19 carries. Lanier led only 15-7 at halftime, but Tyler Washington returned the second-half kickoff for a touchdown as Lanier scored 20 unanswered points. Next: Oct. 18 vs. Winder-Barrow (2-4) 

7. (4) Coffee (5-1) 

Last week: Lost to Godby, Fla. 35-28. Jamie Paul scored three touchdowns and had 134 all-purpose yards, but Coffee was shut out in the second half and lost to a Florida team that entered 2-4. Next: Friday vs. Northside-Warner Robins (3-3) 

8. (8) Dalton (5-1) 

Last week: Beat River Ridge 34-7. Jahmyr Gibbs rushed for 326 yards and four TD runs of 50 yards or longer. It was Gibbs' third 300-yard rushing game of the season and put him over 1,650 for the year. Next: Friday vs. South Cobb (1-5) 

9. (9) Houston County (4-2) 

Last week: Lost to Warner Robins 29-14. Isaia Harris had eight receptions for 75 yards and a touchdown, but the Bears were held to 13-of-35 passing and 73 yards rushing. Next: Friday at Valdosta (5-1) 

10. (NR) South Paulding (4-1) 

Last week: Off. Next: Friday at Hughes (1-5) 

Out: No. 10 M.L. King (4-1) 

Class AAAAA 

1. (1) Buford (6-0) 

Last week: Beat Johnson-Gainesville 56-7.Jarvis Evans was 8-of-8 passing for 213 yards. Johnson's touchdown came on the return of the second-half kickoff. Next: Friday vs. Cedar Shoals (4-2) 

2. (2) Carrollton (6-0) 

Last week: Beat Cass 50-14. Myles Morris was 9-of-14 passing for 259 yards and five touchdowns, two to Terrell Carmichael, who had three receptions for 162 yards. Carrollton led 44-0 at halftime. Derrick Witherspoon had 2.5 of Carrollton's 12 tackles for losses. Next: Friday vs. Woodland-Cartersville (1-5) 

3. (4) Jones County (6-0) 

Last week: Beat Locust Grove 42-28. Hunter Costlow was 14-of-20 passing for 230 yards and two touchdowns. Jones County had 399 yards of total offense and led 28-7 at halftime. Next: Friday at Dutchtown (6-0) 

4. (5) Dutchtown (6-0) 

Last week: Beat Woodland-Stockbridge 30-3. Seneca Daniel rushed for 99 yards and two touchdowns on 11 carries, Will McClean recovered a Woodland fumble in the end zone for a touchdown. Javorri Mack rushed for 9 4yards on seven carries. Dutchtown was never in trouble after taking a 20-3 halftime lead. Next: Friday vs. Jones County (6-0) 

5. (6) Warner Robins (5-1) 

Last week: Beat Houston County 29-14. Jahlen Rutherford rushed for 91 yards on 16 carries, and his 1-yard TD run in the fourth quarter gave Warner Robins a 29-7 lead. Next: Friday vs. Harris County (4-2) 

6. (7) Stockbridge (6-0) 

Last week: Beat Ola 27-22. Trailing 22-21, Stockbridge got a 44-yard TD pass from Jevon McDonald to John Prince at the end of an 85-yard drive. It was the third consecutive game in which Stockbridge has won after trailing in the fourth quarter and fourth time winning after trailing in the second half. Next: Friday at Union Grove (3-2) 

7. (8) Rome (4-2) 

Last week: Beat Woodland-Cartersville 41-0. E.J. Burks rushed for 103 yards and three touchdowns, and Rome held Woodland to 51 yards rushing. Next: Friday at East Paulding (0-5) 

8. (3) Bainbridge (5-1) 

Last week: Lost to Tift County 24-6. Bainbridge was held to 7-of-28 passing and 98 total yards. The Bearcats' 12-game winning streak ended. Next: Friday at Veterans (5-1) 

9. (10) Kell (4-1) 

Last week: Beat Paulding County 41-16. Freshman RB David Mbadinga rushed for 238 yards and four touchdowns. Next: Friday at Villa Rica (1-4) 

10. (NR) Wayne County (4-1) 

Last week: Beat Bradwell Institute 48-14. Sophomore QB Trey Pierce was 15-of-23 passing for 282 yards and four touchdowns. Shamar Taylor had eight receptions for 137 yards and one touchdown. Terrell Wright had four caches for 90 yards and two touchdowns. Next: Friday vs. Statesboro (3-2) 

Out: No. 9 Griffin (5-1) 

Class AAAA 

1. (2) Marist (6-0) 

Last week: Beat Chestatee 56-13. QB Connor Cigelske rushed for 205 yards and three touchdowns on nine carries. He was 4-for-9 passing. Marist had 428 yards rushing and led 42-6 at halftime. Marist is No. 1 for the first time since 2004, the season after its Sean McVay-led state championship. Next: Friday at West Hall (0-6) 

» MORE: Marist is the new No. 1 in Class AAAA

2. (1) Cartersville (6-0) 

Last week: Beat Central-Carrollton 16-14. Central, a 37-point underdog per the Maxwell Ratings, took a 7-3 lead with a 10-minute, 53-second drive to open the second half, but Cartersville struck back with a 73-yard screen pass from Tee Webb to Devontae Ross to retake the lead for good. Cartersville won its 54th consecutive regular-season game, third-longest in state history. Next: Friday at LaGrange (2-3) 

3. (3) Woodward Academy (5-0) 

Last week: Beat Druid Hills 44-3. Damari Alston rushed for 106 yards on eight carries. Woodward led 30-0 in the first quarter, 44-0 at halftime. Next: Friday at Eastside (3-2) 

4. (5) Sandy Creek (5-0) 

Last week: Beat Troup 44-7. Matt Williams was 13-of-21 passing for 230 yards and four touchdowns, three to Brian Branch, who had five receptions for 97 yards. Branch also intercepted a pass. Rashad Amos had 123 yards from scrimmage on 14 touches. Next: Friday vs. Chapel Hill (3-2) 

5. (4) Blessed Trinity (4-1) 

Last week: Off. Next: Friday vs. Denmark (5-0) 

6. (6) Cairo (5-1) 

Last week: Beat Columbus 39-0. Tequan Lattimore scored on a 91-yard "kick six" (return of a missed field goal), and Tay Solomon ran a kickoff 78 yards for a score after Cairo got a safety. Matthew Peters threw for 137 yards and two touchdowns. Columbus was held to 142 total yards. Friday at Carver-Columbus (5-1) 

7. (7) Flowery Branch (5-0) 

Last week: Beat White County 45-20. Jaizen Elilingham rushed for 299 yards and four touchdowns on 35 carries. Next: Friday at Chestatee (1-5) 

8. (8) Burke County (5-1) 

Last week: Beat Statesboro 47-21. Leon McGee rushed for 171 yards and three touchdowns on 25 carries. Burke County had more than 400 yards of total offense. Next: Friday at Cross Creek (2-4) 

9. (10) North Oconee (6-0) 

Last week: Off. Next: Friday at Madison County (3-3) 

10. (NR) Denmark (5-0) 

Last week: Beat West Hall 49-0. Aaron McLaughlin was 10-of-18 passing for 203 yards and two touchdowns, both to Ze'Vian Capers. Denmark also had 355 yards rushing and got its fourth shutout in five games. Denmark is ranked by GHSF Daily for the first time. Next: Friday at Blessed Trinity (4-1) 

Out: No. 9 Troup (4-2) 

Class AAA 

1. (1) Peach County (5-1) 

Last week: Beat Pike County 38-0. Tijah Woolfolk rushed for 73 yards, had two receptions for 95 yards and scored three touchdowns. Jaydon Gibson and freshman QB Christian Martin together were 10-of-14 passing for 244 yards. Reserves played the entire second half after Peach led 38-0. Next: Oct. 18 vs. Rutland (2-4) 

2. (2) Cedar Grove (4-2) 

Last week: Beat Redan 57-0. Austin Smith was 7-for-7 passing for 174 yards and three touchdowns. He rushed for 56 yards. Eric Harper was 4-for-5 passing for 93 yards. Demarius Jackson had three tackles for losses. Next: Friday at Towers (1-4) 

3. (3) Pierce County (5-0) 

Last week: Off. Next: Friday vs. Brantley County (3-2) 

4. (4) Greater Atlanta Christian (5-1) 

Last week: Beat North Hall 45-21. Jackson Hardy passed for 230 yards and two touchdowns. Zac Mixon returned a kickoff 95 yards for a touchdown. Next: Friday at Dawson County (5-1) 

5. (5) Hart County (5-0) 

Last week: Off. Next: Friday vs. Jefferson (4-1) 

6. (6) Liberty County (3-0) 

Last week: Off. Next: Friday vs. Tattnall County (0-5) 

7. (7) Appling County (4-1) 

Last week: Off. Next: Friday vs. Long County (1-4) 

8. (8) Crisp County (4-3) 

Last week: Beat Thomasville 32-14. Crisp County had 371 yards rushing. Sophomore Marquise Palmer ran for 177 and a touchdown on 21 carries. A.J. Lofton rushed for 143 yards on 16 carries and was 7-of-12 passing for 79 yards. Next: Oct. 18 at Monroe (3-4) 

9. (9) Lovett (4-2) 

Last week: Beat Towers 54-12. Henry Beery rushed for 155 yards and one touchdown on 11 carries. Lovett rushed for 406 yards as a team. Baird Daniel had a 10-yard sack and a blocked kick. Next: Friday vs. Stone Mountain (1-4) 

10. (10) Jefferson (4-1) 

Last week: Beat Franklin County 33-0. Malaki Starks, with 84 yards, led nine ball carriers who totaled 247 yards rushing. It was Jefferson's first shutout of the season. Next: Friday at Hart County (5-0) 

Class AA 

1. (1) Rockmart (6-0) 

Last week: Beat Chattooga 51-7. Javin Whatley rushed for 104 yards and three touchdowns on seven carries and was 5-of-7 passing for 80 yards and a touchdown. Mekhi Floyd rushed for 100 yards and a touchdown on six carries. Next: Oct. 18 vs. Pepperell (5-1) 

2. (2) Hapeville Charter (4-1) 

Last week: Beat Douglass 43-6. Marcus Carroll rushed for 161 yards and three touchdowns on 15 carries. LB Bryant Griffin had three tackles for losses. Next: Friday at South Atlanta (5-1) 

3. (3) Callaway (5-1) 

Last week: Beat Bremen 20-14. Jymiere Jones caught TD passes of 80 and 68 yards from Demetrius Coleman and threw a 90-yard TD pass to Jacob Freeman on a trick play. Jones' second TD reception broke a 14-14 tie in the fourth quarter. Freeman later intercepted a pass to seal the win. Next: Thursday vs. Lamar County (6-0) 

4. (4) Dublin (5-0) 

Last week: Beat Bleckley County 41-32. Dublin rushed for 427 yards and six touchdowns. Zion Kemp rushed for 147 yard on eight carries, and JaQues Evans ran for 143 on 16. Dublin took a 14-0 lead in the first quarter on long TD runs by Marcus Adams and Evans, and Bleckley never got closer than the final margin. Next: Friday at Dodge County (3-3) 

5. (5) Rabun County (6-0) 

Last week: Beat Banks County 52-9. Gunner Stockton was 26-of-33 passing for 368 yards and four touchdowns and rushed for 84 yards and three touchdowns on nine carries. Braxton Hicks had six receptions for 122 yards. Next: Oct. 18 at Elbert County (3-3) 

6. (6) Swainsboro (4-1) 

Last week: Beat Metter 14-7. Kade Youmans threw a 6-yard TD pass to Cedric Seabrough midway in the fourth quarter for a 14-7 lead. Metter later drove into Swainsboro territory but lost a fumble. Youmans was 11-of-18 passing for 134 yards. Robert Allen rushed for 115 yards and a touchdown on 13 carries. Next: Friday vs. Bacon County (0-6) 

7. (7) Fitzgerald (5-1) 

Last week: Beat Worth County 34-0. Fitzgerald got its second shutout of the season and fifth consecutive victory over Worth County. Next: Friday at Berrien (2-4) 

8. (8) Brooks County (3-3) 

Last week: Beat B.E.S.T. Academy 54-8. Ni'tavion Burrus was 8-of-13 passing for 176 yards and two touchdowns. Brooks County led 41-0 at halftime. Next: Friday at Thomasville (2-4) 

9. (9) Washington County (4-1) 

Last week: Beat East Laurens 68-14. Washington County rushed for 423 yards and forced three turnovers. Shamarcus Poole rushed for 92 yards on four carries. T.J. Dixon rushed for 86 on four; Malyk Walker rushed for 71 on one. Next: Friday at Bleckley County (4-2) 

10. (NR) Jefferson County (4-2) 

Last week: Beat Hephzibah 44-28. Izaiah Gaines rushed for 87 yards on 18 carries and passed for 88. Jefferson County took a 36-7 lead midway in the third quarter on Nick Jordan's 41-yard return of a fumble. Next: Friday at Laney (2-4) 

Out: No. 10 Douglass (5-1) 

Class A (Private) 

1. (1) Athens Academy (5-0) 

Last week: Beat Prince Avenue Christian 24-0. Len'Neth Whitehead, a four-star recruit playing his first game since the opener, rushed for 86 yards on 12 carries. Kurt Knixely ran for 81. Athens Academy held Prince Avenue to 103 total yards and got its first shutout in a series that it leads 9-7. Next: Friday vs. George Walton Academy (5-1) 

2. (2) Holy Innocents' (6-0) 

Last week: Beat Mount Vernon Presbyterian 49-14. Matt Davis rushed for 179 yards and a touchdown on 13 carries and completed his only pass for a 28-yard touchdown. Michael Cox rushed for 138 yards and two touchdowns on 23 carries. Next: Friday at Strong Rock Christian (2-4) 

3. (3) Eagle's Landing Christian (5-1) 

Last week: Beat Wesleyan 54-17. Keaton Mitchell rushed for 135 yards and three touchdowns on 12 carries, and Philip Massengale rushed for 107 and two touchdowns on seven carries and caught a 52-yard TD pass. Gabe Wright was 8-of-15 passing for 171 yards and three touchdowns, two to Justin Robinson. Next: Friday at Our Lady of Mercy (0-6) 

4. (4) Darlington (6-0) 

Last week: Beat Christian Heritage 29-22. Kolin Rogers rushed for 174 yards and three touchdowns. With his team trailing 22-21 with less than two minutes remaining, Rogers scored on a 19-yard run. Frank Manning intercepted a pass three plays later to seal the victory. Next: Oct. 18 at Trion (5-1) 

5. (5) Fellowship Christian (5-0) 

Last week: Off. Next: Friday at St. Francis (3-2) 

6. (8) Aquinas (5-0) 

Last week: Beat Georgia Military 46-13. Aquinas rushed for 348 yards, led by Henry Anderson's 89 on 10 carries. Aquinas led 40-6 at halftime and held GMC to seven first downs and 110 total yards. Next: Friday vs. Washington-Wilkes (3-3) 

7. (6) Wesleyan (4-2) 

Last week: Lost to Eagle's Landing Christian 54-17. J.C. French was 20-of-30 passing for 195 yards and a touchdown, but Wesleyan had minus-17 yards rushing. Cooper Blauser had 11 receptions for 120 yards. Next: Friday at Mount Vernon Presbyterian (3-3) 

8. (7) Prince Avenue Christian (4-2) 

Last week: Lost to Athens Academy 24-0. LB Trey Payne had 14 tackles, three for losses, but Prince Avenue was shut out in a regular-season game for the first time since 2008, a streak of 102 games. Next: Friday vs. Athens Christian (2-3) 

9. (9) North Cobb Christian (4-1) 

Last week: Off. Next: Friday at Gordon Lee (2-4) 

10. (10) Christian Heritage (4-1) 

Last week: Lost to Darlington 29-22. Christian Heritage led 10-0 early and 22-21 late, but Darlington scored in the final two minutes to win. Next: Friday vs. Trion (5-1) 

Class A (Public) 

1. (1) Irwin County (5-0) 

Last week: Beat Charlton County 56-0. Irwin County led 56-0 at halftime on the night that Charlton County named its field after Champ Bailey. Irwin scored twice on fumble returns (Cam Ward and Derrick Taylor) and once on an interception return (Nehemiah McCoy). It was Charlton's worst loss since 1981. Next: Oct. 18 at Lanier County (2-4) 

2. (2) Clinch County (5-1) 

Last week: Beat Atkinson County 41-14. Michael Walker rushed for 142 yards on 14 carries. Perry Williams returned an interception 55 yards for a touchdown for a 35-14 lead in the third quarter. Next: Oct. 18 vs. Turner County (5-1) 

3. (3) Pelham (5-0) 

Last week: Off. Next: Friday vs. Stewart County (1-4) 

4. (4) Bowdon (5-0) 

Last week: Beat Gordon Lee 13-7. Gage Stephens rushed for 212 yards on 26 carries and scored both Bowdon touchdowns, the second one a 76-yarder with 8:34 left for the lead. Bowdon led in total yards 290-131 in a game of only four completed passes. Next: Friday vs. Mount Zion-Carroll (1-5) 

5. (5) Mitchell County (4-1) 

Last week: Off. Next: Friday vs. Calhoun County (1-4) 

6. (6) Commerce (4-1) 

Last week: Off. Next: Friday at Lakeview Academy (0-4) 

7. (7) Wilcox County (5-1) 

Last week: Beat Telfair County 34-21. Keyshawn Howard had five receptions for 100 yards and three touchdowns. Martez Thrower had 3.5 tackles for losses. Next: Oct. 18 vs. Charlton County (1-5) 

8. (8) Manchester (4-1) 

Last week: Beat Central-Talbotton 44-0. Manchester led in total offense 337-29. Anthony Ferguson rushed for 201 yards and four touchdowns on nine carries. Santwan Holton rushed for 96 on five. Manchester was just 1-for-8 passing. Brothers Tre Hollis and Tylan Hollis had 7.5 tackles for losses between then. Next: Friday at Pacelli (4-2) 

9. (9) Lincoln County (4-2) 

Last week: Beat Washington-Wilkes 31-6. Kolbi Ferguson rushed for 118 yards - his fifth straight over 100 - and two touchdowns on 24 carries. Next: Oct. 18 at Greene County (1-4) 

10. (10) Turner County (5-1) 

Last week: Beat Lanier County 34-33. Elijah Stephens rushed for 308 yards on 28 carries and scored all five Turner touchdowns. Lanier County scored with three minutes left but failed on the extra-point attempt. Next: Oct. 18 at Clinch County (5-1) 

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