Hebron was 4-7 last season playing in Class A Private but is 6-0 this season in 3A under first-year coach Jonathan Gess, who won six state titles while at Eagle’s Landing Christian.
The only other unranked teams to beat top-10 opponents were Trinity Christian and Callaway.
Trinity beat No. 7 Starr’s Mill 3-0 in a Region 4-4A game. Trinity won Class A Private last season and was ranked this preseason and is 4-2 after an 0-2 start.
Callaway defeated No. 8 Columbia 32-12 in 2A. Although unranked, Callaway (3-3) has been a semifinalist or better in 2A each of the past four seasons.
Six other games pitted top-10 teams against each other.
No. 3 Roswell beat No. 10 Blessed Trinity 41-10 in a Region 7-6A game. Always in different classifications, the crosstown schools had never played each other in football until this year.
Also in 6A, No. 1 Lee County routed No. 8 Houston County 50-21 in Region 8. Houston County had been 5-0 under first-year coach Jeremy Edwards, the former Warner Robins offensive coordinator.
In Class 5A, No. 6 Loganville is 7-0 for the first time since 1971 after a 13-10 victory against No. 10 Eastside in Region 8.
In Class 3A, No. 2 Carver-Atlanta beat No. 6 Peach County 8-6 in a non-region game. Carver was the 3A runner-up last season, while Peach County has made six consecutive quarterfinals or better in 3A.
No. 1 Prince Avenue Christian of Class A Division I beat No. 10 Mary Persons of 3A 47-14. Prince Avenue Christian has been No. 1 since preseason and is 5-0.
In Class A, No. 3 Bowdon beat No. 10 St. Francis 28-23. Bowdon is a Division I school. St. Francis is in Division II.
Thirty-six other top-10 teams played and won. Those included No. 5 Walton of 7A, a 51-49 winner against North Paulding. Also barely getting by was No. 3 Creekside of 6A. The Seminoles beat unranked Mays 22-21.