Archer bulls into top 10 for first time

Archer, a four-year-old Gwinnett County school that is off to its first 4-0 start, is ranked for the first time in The Atlanta-Journal Constitution’s high school football rankings.

Archer is coming off a 27-7 victory over Parkview after beating another Region 8-AAAAAA stalwart, Brookwood, the week before. Archer, which opened in eastern Gwinnett in 2009, will play Dacula on Friday in a game for sole possession of the region lead.

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Another team entering the rankings is Cedartown, which clobbered defending Region 7-AAAA champion Ridgeland 36-14 last week. Cedartown’s Nick Chubb, who committed to Georgia, rushed for 257 yards in the game, giving him a state-leading 989 yards unofficially in four games. Cedartown had not been ranked since 2003.

Also joining the rankings are Marist (AAAA), Woodward Academy (AAA), Fitzgerald (AA) and Johnson County (A). Out are Mill Creek (AAAAAA), Burke County and Westside-Macon (AAAA), Callaway (AAA), Vidalia (AA) and Pace Academy (A).

Games involving ranked teams this week include Valdosta at Camden County, Griffin at Stockbridge, Johnson County at Savannah Christian.

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