There was a little movement in the rankings as things begin to iron themselves out as each week progresses.
#1 RABUN COUNTY WILDCATS
PREVIOUS RANKING: #1
REASON(S): It was a bye week for the Cats, who take on Stephens County in their home opener. The last time they played on this field, it was for a state title.
#2 DAWSON COUNTY TIGERS
PREVIOUS RANKING: #2
REASON(S): Also a bye week for the Tigers, although their second win over Chestatee might as well have been a bye week. The starters played just over a quarter in that one. So these guys are well rested and ready to keep churning out some Ws.
#3 JEFFERSON DRAGONS
PREVIOUS RANKING: #4
REASON(S): Jefferson has had a lot of time to think about its season-opening nail-biting loss to a solid Oconee County team. They took the frustration out with a blowout win in Week 2. The Dragons are ready to run the table.
#4 COMMERCE TIGERS
PREVIOUS RANKING: #3
REASON(S): Commerce had another large win, moving to 3-0 on the season. The run game continues to produce so many playmakers.
#5 HABERSHAM CENTRAL RAIDERS
PREVIOUS RANKING: #6
REASON(S): Habersham shocked White County when scoring 34 straight points after going down 20-0 on the road. The Raiders have a couple more non-region games to go before the much-anticipated region games begin.
#6 WHITE COUNTY WARRIORS
PREVIOUS RANKING: #5
REASON(S): The Warriors were upended by Habersham Central, but there were many bright spots. This team bit itself with the turnovers and penalties.
#7 UNION COUNTY PANTHERS
PREVIOUS RANKING: #7
REASON(S): The Panthers obliterated Towns County to move to 30-1 all-time against its rivals.
#8 STEPHENS COUNTY INDIANS
PREVIOUS RANKING: #8
REASON(S): Stephens battled hard against 1A powerhouse Athens Christian, but it was a bit exposed in this one. There is still some work to be done.
#9 LUMPKIN COUNTY INDIANS
PREVIOUS RANKING: #10
REASON(S): The Indians couldn’t get much going against a ridiculous Jackson County offense and very stingy defense. It’s more of a testament of Jackson County. We think it’s time they get some love in the state rankings. But Lumpkin also has shown it needs to work on preventing one touchdown against to turn into many.
#10 TOWNS COUNTY INDIANS
PREVIOUS RANKING: #9
REASON(S): Towns went up 7-zip quickly over Union, but that was it…
#11 BANKS COUNTY LEOPARDS
PREVIOUS RANKING: #11
REASON(S): Banks had a bye week to regroup and prepare for Week 3.