Class 5A has a deep pool of championship contenders and will be extremely interesting to watch once the playoffs arrive. Among these top performers are powerhouses like Loganville, Greenbrier, Blessed Trinity, Wayne County, Cartersville, Starr’s Mill, Decatur, Calhoun and Northside-Columbus. The reclassification that occurred this offseason follows last spring’s cancelled season and so it remains to be seen who will stake their claim on the new Class 5A landscape.
North Oconee was ranked No. 1 in Class 4A before a 12-7 loss to Jefferson last Friday gave Marist the nod for No. 1. The Titans bounced back well from that loss and have posted back-to-back 10-0 wins over East Hall this week. North Oconee (21-4) will visit East Hall again on Friday before closing out the season at home with a three-game series against Madison County next week.