GHSF Daily's Chip Saye ranks the most surprising and notable games of the weekend:
1. Jonesboro 17, Sandy Creek 15: Jonesboro lost to Sandy Creek 35-6 in 2014 and came into this year's game projected as a 37-point underdog by the computer Maxwell Ratings, so this was a stunning reversal. Sandy Creek had looked impressive in 41-0 victory over Creekview at the Corky Kell Classic. Jonesboro is 2-0 for the first time since 2012.
2. Social Circle 31, Strong Rock Christian 23: Social Circle snapped a 36-game losing streak that officially began after a 35-0 loss to Athens Christian in 2011 was overturned by forfeit. The last time the Redskins had won on the field was a 42-28 victory on Oct. 29, 2010 against River Ridge. This week, Social Circle plays a Temple team that went 2-8 in 2014.
3. Lassiter 27, Kell 9: Kell had its 28-game regular-season winning streak stopped by a Lassiter team that went 1-9 last season and lost to the Longhorns 42-35. Kell fell out of the Class AAAAA this week after entering the game at No. 4. It was the second big victory for Lassiter, which knocked off defending 4-AAAAAA champion Hillgrove 24-17 in the opener.
4. Hardaway 33, Chattahoochee Co. 30: Hardaway scored on a 34-yard pass from Dominique Ford to Ja'Kobe Ellerbee with 4:45 remaining to end a 19-game losing streak that was the longest in Class AAAAA. It was Hardaway's first victory since beating Columbus 21-7 on Sept. 6, 2013. Chattahoochee County won 22-19 in 2014 and finished 6-5.
5. Redan 43, McNair 0: Redan is 2-0 for the first time since 2004 after posting its second consecutive shutout. The Raiders were six-point favorites but had a much easier time against McNair, and they beat Lakeside of Atlanta 28-0 in the opener. Last year, Redan lost those games by a combined score of 59-28, marking a 102-point turnaround.
Also of note: Clinch County was projected as a 13-point underdog but beat Brooks County 33-20, ending a four-game losing streak in the series. Class A Clinch County is 2-0 after starting 1-3 in 2014. Brooks County was No. 8 in AA. ... Carver of Columbus trailed Spencer 7-0 midway through the third quarter before rallying to win 21-7, its 17th consecutive victory in the series with its city rival. ... Hapeville picked up the first season-opening victory in the program's five-year history, rolling to a 41-7 win against a George Walton Academy team that was a 13-point favorite and won last year's matchup 25-6. ... Islands won for just the second time in the program's two-year history, holding off Groves 8-0 a year after losing to the same team 60-13. ... For the second consecutive week, LaGrange avenged a 2014 loss to a county rival by beating Troup 35-7. The Grangers beat Callaway 44-20 in their opener.
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