Class 3A Blog: What to watch for in Week 2

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Thirty-four matchups featuring Class 3A programs will take place in Week 2, highlighted by No. 3 Peach County opening its season. No. 8 Hart County (previously No. 7) will try to rebound after opening with a 29-13 loss to Wayne County last week. The Bulldogs host White County on Friday.

-- After sitting last week, No. 3 Peach County will play host to Class 6A Northside-Warner Robins. The Trojans' best player is AJC Super 11 selection Terrence Ferguson, a 6-foot-4, 300-pound offensive guard who has committed to Alabama. He is rated a four-star recruit by 247Sports. Peach and Northside have met 16 times in the mid-state rivalry, which dates to 1970. Northside leads 11-5 in the series, but Peach County has won the past two seasons.

-- For the second consecutive week, No. 2 Crisp County will play host to a higher-classed program after beating Class 7A Tift 7-0 last week. On Friday, the Cougars will welcome Class 6A Houston County to Cordele. The teams have met six times and split the games, 3-3. This will be the first meeting since Crisp beat Houston County 14-13 in 2011.

-- No. 6 Greater Atlanta Christian is the other 3A program taking the field against a ranked opponent when it hosts Class 2A No. 5 Lovett on Friday. GAC defeated Class 7A Denmark 20-0 last week in the Corky Kell Classic and looked good doing it. The Spartans have played Lovett 17 times and won 10. Lovett nipped GAC 30-29 in overtime last season.

-- After beginning its season with a 38-12 loss to Class 7A Cherokee in the Corky Kell Classic, unranked Carver-Atlanta will play in the Great Atlanta Bash on Saturday against Class 6A Lovejoy.

Notable: Liberty County’s school board voted to reopen its fall sports and the team will rejoin Region 3 with Southeast Bulloch. That region, which includes the Savannah schools, was decimated when Savannah opted to delay fall sports to October and only play intra-district games when it returns.

Class 3A top 10 schedule in Week 2

1. (1) Cedar Grove (0-0): Awaits its season-opener on Oct. 2 at 7A Milton

2. (2) Crisp County (1-0): Will host Class 6A Houston County on Friday.

3. (3) Peach County (0-0): Will host Class 6A Northside-Warner Robins on Friday.

4. (5) Oconee County (1-0): Will travel to Class 4A Cedar Shoals on Friday.

5. (4) Sandy Creek (1-0): Will host Class 7A Newnan on Sept. 18.

6. (6) Greater Atlanta Christian (1-0): Will host Class 2A No. 5 Lovett on Friday.

7. (8) Pierce County (1-0): Will host Class 5A Wayne County on Friday.

8. (7) Hart County (0-1): Will host White County on Friday.

9. (NR) Westminster (0-0): Opens season at Class 2A No. 2 Pace Academy on Sept. 25

10. (NR) Thomson (1-0): Will travel to Class 6A Grovetown on Friday.

Region-by-Region results in Week 1

Region 1: 0-3 in Week 1

Region 2: 2-2 in Week 1

Region 3: 1-0 in Week 1 (Liberty County will rejoin this week)

Region 4: 2-3 in Week 1

Region 5: 3-1 in Week 1

Region 6: 3-3 in Week 1

Region 7: 2-5 in Week 1

Region 8: 2-3 in Week 1

Overall: AAA was 15-20 in Week 1

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