High School Scoreboard Show "Pick 6" week 6 rankings

Each week we rank the top six teams in GHSA football in each classification
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92-9 The Game High School Scoreboard Show "Pick 6" rankings Photo credit Daminon Lewis

Class 7A

Four of the top six teams in the 7A “Pick 6” were in action last week and of the four, only one suffered a loss as North Cobb fell 20-17 to Northside Warner Robins, thus dropping out of the 7A rankings. No. 1 Buford, No. 4 Mill Creek and No 5. Carrollton all picked up wins in their matchups and remained in their respective positions, however, with North Cobb falling out of the rankings this week, Parkview, who defeated St. Pius 38-21 on Friday, jumped from No. 9 to No. 6.

1. Buford (4-0)

2. Grayson (4-0)

3. Colquitt County (4-0)

4. Mill Creek (4-0)

5. Carrollton (5-0)

6. Parkview (4-0)

In The Hunt

7. Kennesaw Mountain (4-0)

8. Walton (3-1)

9. Valdosta (5-0)

10. Lambert (4-0)

Class 6A

No. 1 Langston Hughes was back in action this week after having last week off and the Panthers looked well rested as they rolled pat New Manchester 65-0 and remains at the top of the 6A “Pick 6” rankings. Last week’s No. 2 Blessed Trinity, was handed their first loss of the season as they fell to Marist 21-17, thus falling to No. 10. With the Blessed Trinity loss, Lee County, who defeated Lake Gibson (FL) 51-0, moved to No. 2 from No. 3 as Roswell (bye) moves to No. 3, Gainesville (beat Apalachee 55-6) to No. 4 and Rome (bye) to No. 5. Moving up into the top six at No. 6 is Woodward Academy, who defeated Morrow 52-0.

1. Hughes (4-0)

2. Lee County (4-1)

3. Roswell (3-1)

4. Gainesville (5-0)

5. Rome (3-1)

6. Woodward Academy (3-1)

In The Hunt

7. Marist (3-2)

8. Thomas County Central (4-0)

9. Houston County (4-0)

10. Blessed Trinity (3-1)

Class 5A

Four of the top six 5A “Pick 6” teams hit the field last week and all four picked up wins and with No. 2 Ware County and No. 3 Kell both on a bye week last week, no changes occurred in the top six. Of the four teams in action, that picked up wins, No. 5 Dutchtown may have had one of the week’s “upset wins” as they defeated Warner Robins 14-7 and improved to 5-0 under their first season with head coach, Niketa Battle.

1. Cartersville (5-0)

2. Ware County (3-0)

3. Kell (4-0)

4. Creekside (2-2)

5. Dutchtown (5-0)

6. Coffee (3-1)

In The Hunt

7. Calhoun (3-2)

8. Loganville (5-0)

9. Jones County (3-2)

10. Warner Robins (1-3)

Class 4A

With No. 1 Cedartown having the week off last week, five of the top six 4A “Pick 6” teams were in action last week, with two of them having to face one another. Whitewater and Troup County went head to head and it would be Troup County picking up the 43-33 win, thus dropping Whitewater from No. 3.
To No. 7 and Troup County moving up a spot to No. 3. The Whitewater loss also allowed Starr’s Mill, who defeated LaGrange 25-24, to move up to No. 4 and Perry, who defeated Peach County 35-7, jumped to No. 5. Burke County also made a move, jumping from No. 7 to No. 6 after their 28-21 win over Oconee County.

1. Cedartown (4-0)

2. North Oconee (4-0)

3. Troup (4-0)

4. Starr’s Mill (4-0)

5. Perry (3-1)

6. Burke County (4-0)

In the Hunt

7. Whitewater (3-1)

8. Benedictine (2-2)

9. Pace Academy (4-1)

10. Wayne County (3-1)

Class 3A

It was a bit of a rough week for the top six 3A “Pick 6” teams as four of the five in action all fell to their opponents. Both No. 1 Cedar Grove and No. 2 Carver-Atlanta were on the road to take on two of Georgia’s top 7A programs in Buford and Mill Creek. After knocking off a 7A team last week, Cedar Grove failed to repeat the task falling to Mill Creek 52-36. Meanwhile, Carver-Atlanta tried to take down the No. 1 team in Georgia and defending champs, Buford, but also came up short falling 44-16. Despite the losses, Cedar Grove and Carver-Atlanta remained in their respective positions. However, Oconee County and Peach County both picked up their second losses of the season as Oconee County fell to Burke County 28-21, dropping from No. 5 to No. 8 and Peach County lost to Perry 35-7, dropping from No. 6 to No. 9. Sandy Creek, who bounced back with a 33-17 win over Collins Hill, moved to No. 5 and Dougherty, who improved to 5-0 after their 46-6 win over Terrell County, moved up to No. 6.

1. Cedar Grove (3-1)

2. Carver-Atlanta (3-1)

3. Crisp County (3-1)

4. Calvary Day (3-0)

5. Sandy Creek (4-1)

6. Dougherty (5-0)

In The Hunt

7. Carver-Columbus (2-1)

8. Oconee County (3-2)

9. Peach County (2-2)

10. Stephens County (4-1)

Class 2A

The 2A “Pick 6” rankings saw a bit of a shake up in the top six with the losses by Eagle’s Landing Christian and Rockmart. ELCA suffered a 30-15 loss to Prince Avenue Christian and dropped from No. 4 to No. 9 in the rankings and Rockmart fell to Irwin County 28-14, dropping from No. 6 to No. 8. With those two losses, Appling County, who defeated Moore Haven 35-17, jumped from No. 5 to No. 4 and Columbia (bye) rounds out the top six at No. 6.

1. Fitzgerald (4-0)

2. Pierce County (4-0)

3. South Atlanta (3-0)

4. Appling County (3-1)

5. North Cobb Christian (5-0)

6. Columbia (3-1)

In The Hunt

7. Putnam (3-1)

8. Rockmart (2-2)

9. Eagle’s Landing Christian (1-3)

10. Thomson (2-1)

Class A Division I

For the second week in a row, the 1A Division I “Pick 6” had no changes as every team with the exception of No. 7 Whitefield Academy, who was on a bye week, picked up wins in their week five match ups.

1. Prince Avenue Christian (4-0)

2. Swainsboro (5-0)

3. Rabun County (4-0)

4. Brooks County (4-1)

5. Irwin County (3-1)

6. Bleckley County (4-0)

In The Hunt

7. Whitefield Academy (4-0)

8. Lamar County (5-0)

9. Darlington (4-0)

10. Elbert County (4-0)

Class A Division II

As five of the top six 1A Division II “Pick 6” teams were in action last week, two of them, Charlton County and Washington-Wilkes, both lost to their opponents. Charlton County fell 48-13 to Pierce County and dropped from No. 4 to No. 8 and despite falling to Elbert County 32-20, Washington-Wilkes moved up a spot from No. 6 to No. 5. Also moving up in the rankings was Johnson County, who defeated Laurens 34-6, to No. 4 and Aquinas, who also suffered a loss, falling to Harlem 27-20, moved to No. 6.

1. Early County (5-0)

2. Bowdon (3-1)

3. Clinch County (4-1)

4. Johnson County (3-0)

5. Washington-Wilkes (3-1)

6. Aquinas (3-1)

In The Hunt

7. Schely County (2-2)

8. Charlton County (3-2)

9. McIntosh County Academy (3-1)

10. Telfair County (3-1)