Another No. 1 team, Warner Robins of 5A, atoned for its opening loss to No. 1 Valdosta of 6A by routing No. 10 Archer of 7A 42-7.
North Cobb of 7A and Northside-Warner Robins of 6A had nice wins over traditional powers in lower classifications. North Cobb beat No. 3 Buford of 6A 28-14. while Northside defeated No. 3 Peach County of 3A 14-7.
Those were among 19 top-10 teams that were beaten, though most went down to larger schools or other ranked opponents.
Exceptions were made when White County beat No. 8 Hart County 50-47 in a 3A game, Swainsboro beat No. 7 Washington County 20-14 in a 2A game, and North Cobb Christian beat No. 8 Hebron Christian 56-37 in a 1A Private game. Rockmart, a 3A team, upset Polk County-rival Cedartown, the No. 7 team in 4A, 21-10.
Other teams that defeated top-10 opponents included No. 5 Ware County of 5A (over No. 4 Richmond Hill of 6A); No. 4 Coffee of 5A (over No. 3 Bainbridge of 4A); No. 1 Marist of 4A (over No. 6 Holy Innocents' of 1A Private); No. 5 Greater Atlanta Christian (over No. 6 Lovett of 2A); No. 7 Wilcox County of 1A Public (over No. 8 Bleckley County of 2A); and No. 10 Clinch County of 1A Public (over No. 5 Marion County of 1A Public).
Three unranked 2A teams beat ranked 1A Public teams. Those were Dodge County over No. 3 Dublin, Early County over No. 4 Pelham and Worth County over No. 8 Mitchell County. Dublin won 2A last year and moved down to 1A this season.
Calhoun, the No. 7 team in 5A, lost to McCallie 38-22 in Chattanooga. McCallie won a Tennessee state title last year.
Several games scheduled for Friday were canceled hours before kickoff, all for COVID-19 reasons. Those included Valdosta at Tift County, Etowah at Forsyth Central, Carrollton at Newnan and Denmark at Allatoona. Another half-dozen games statewide were canceled earlier in the week.