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Notable results from Week 9: Creekside, Kell rise in region standings

1. Creekside 49, Mays 48: Creekside, an 0-10 team a year ago, moved into sole possession of second place in 5-AAAAAA with its victory over two-time defending region champion Mays, which was projected as a nine-point favorite by the computer Maxwell Ratings. Creekside is 4-3 overall and 4-1 in the region. Mays had won 19 consecutive region games but has now lost two straight and fallen into a tie for third place in the region with Northgate and Alexander.

2. Kell 31, Carrollton 10: Kell's streak of 10 consecutive playoff appearances appeared in jeopardy after it lost to Rome and East Paulding in its first two 7-AAAAA games. Now, after beating nine-point favorite Carrollton, Kell is one of five teams with two losses behind Rome and has a good chance to be the No. 2 seed. Carrollton was ranked No. 5 last week. 

3. Greene County 36, Lincoln County 7: Lincoln County fell to 2-5 overall and 0-4 in Region 7-A Div. B with its loss to six-point favorite Greene County. That's the most regular-season losses for the Red Devils since 2001 and the most region losses since 1972, retired coach Larry Campbell's first year in Lincolnton. Greene County will meet Aquinas this week for the subregion title. 

4. Allatoona 23, Hapeville Charter 14: Eight-point underdog Allatoona scored 16 points in the final six minutes and ended Hapeville Charter's 19-game winning streak, the longest in the history of the Fulton County Schools system. Allatoona's three touchdowns were the first allowed by Hapeville, the defending champion and No. 1-ranked team in AA. 

5. Marietta 28, McEachern 27: Marietta beat McEachern for the first time since 2007, ending a 10-game losing streak in the series. McEachern, which was beaten the previous week by Hillgrove, has lost consecutive region games for the first time since 2007. Marietta (3-4, 2-0) and Hillgrove (7-0, 2-0) are tied for first place in Region 3-AAAAAAA and will meet on Oct. 26. 

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Worth noting: Brookstone's 31-22 victory over Manchester was its first against the Blue Devils in seven all-time meetings. Brookstone (5-2, 3-1) clinched second place in Region 4-A Div. A. Manchester (4-3, 2-2) is the reigning region champion. ... East Coweta, projected by Maxwell in preseason to be the No. 2 team in 2-AAAAAAA, picked up its first win of the season when it beat Wheeler 45-21. East Coweta's six losses came against teams with a combined record of 32-11. Wheeler was 5-0 but has since lost two straight. ... Evans, the defending Region 3-AAAAAA champion, picked up its first win of the season when it beat Heritage of Conyers 31-13. Evans, a four-point underdog, is 1-6 overall and 1-1 in the region. Heritage (2-5, 0-2) won the region in 2016. ... Forest Park ended a 17-game losing streak in region games when it beat M.L. King 17-14. The Panthers, who were 17-point underdogs, played a non-region schedule the past two seasons and were 0-6 in region games in 2015 and 2014. ... Haralson County, which was 7-33 over the past four seasons, is 6-1 overall and tied for second place in 6-AAA after beating five-point favorite North Murray 24-22. The six wins are the Rebels' most since 2007.

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