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High school football poll: Flowery Branch keeps No. 5 spot, Buford still No. 2 in Week 5
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Flowery Branch team members make their way out of their tunnel during a game between Flowery Branch High and Clarke Central at Falcons Field on Friday, Aug. 31, 2018. - photo by Austin Steele

The Top Ten teams in the Georgia Sports Writers Association High School Football Poll of the 2018 season with first-place votes in parentheses, total points and position last week at right:


Class AAAAAAA

Pts Prv

1. Colquitt County (13) 139 1

2. Walton 120 3

3. Grayson (1) 118 2

4. Parkview 88 5

5. Archer 70 7

6. North Gwinnett 69 4

7. Milton 45 6

8. McEachern 42 9

9. Lowndes 32 8

10. Hillgrove 20 10


Others receiving votes: Marietta 13, Roswell 12, North Cobb 3, Mill Creek 1.

Dropped Out: None.

Class AAAAAA

Pts Prv

1. Lee County (14) 140 1

2. Coffee 124 2

3. Harrison 112 3

4. Creekside 88 7

5. Shiloh 78 10

6. Valdosta 60 6

7. Alpharetta 51 9

8. Tucker 46 5

9. Northside-Warner Robins 36 8

10.Glynn Academy 13 4


Others receiving votes: Douglas County 12, Stephenson 8, Allatoona 4, Effingham County 3, Mays 1.

Dropped Out: None.

Class AAAAA

Pts Prv

1. Rome (14) 140 1

2. Buford 119 3

3. Stockbridge 101 4

4. Jones County 87 6

5. Carrollton 80 5

6. Wayne County 76 7

7. Warner Robins 68 2

8. Ware County 37 8

9. Dutchtown 25 NR

10.Southwest Dekalb 20 9


Others receiving votes: Kell 8, Upson-Lee 1, Veterans 1.

Dropped Out: Kell.

Class AAAA

Pts Prv

1. Blessed Trinity (14) 140 1

2. Cartersville 121 3

3. Mary Persons 108 4

4. St. Pius X 98 5

5. Flowery Branch 63 6

6. Marist 61 2

7. Troup County 60 8

8. Eastside 45 7

9. Burke County 33 9

10.Woodward Academy 17 NR


Others receiving votes: Perry 9, Thomson 7, Richmond Academy 4, Chapel Hill 3, Sandy Creek 1.

Dropped Out: Thomson.

Class AAA

Pts Prv

1. Calhoun (14) 140 1

2. Cedar Grove 123 3

3. Monroe Area 96 4

4. Peach County 86 2

5. Greater Atlanta Christian 81 7

6. Benedictine 65 5

(tie) Westminster 65 6

8. Jefferson 42 8

9. Dawson County 19 NR

10.Pierce County 15 9


Others receiving votes: Pace Academy 13, Pike County 7, Liberty County 7, North Hall 3, SE Bulloch 1.

Dropped Out: Pace Academy.

Class AA

Pts Prv

1. Hapeville Charter (14) 140 1

2. Bremen 111 3

3. Thomasville 101 5

4. Dodge County 88 4

5. Rabun County 66 6

6. Rockmart 64 8

7. Washington County 41 10

8. Callaway 40 2

9. Brooks County 32 7

10.Vidalia 21 NR


Others receiving votes: Dublin 14, Heard County 4, Jeff Davis 2, Jefferson County 1, Douglass 1.

Dropped Out: Dublin.

Class A

Pts Prv

1. Irwin County (5) 125 4

2. ELCA (8) 123 2

3. Athens Academy (1) 106 3

4. Prince Avenue Christian 95 5

5. Clinch County 75 1

6. Calvary Day 63 6

7. Darlington 52 8

8. Commerce 33 T10

9. Mount Paran Christian 20 9

10.Aquinas 16 NR

(tie) Pelham 16 NR


Others receiving votes: Mt. Zion-Carroll 12, Savannah Country Day 11, Manchester 5, George Walton Academy 7, Christian Heritage 3.

Dropped Out: Manchester.


Publications Included: The Covington News, Clayton News-Henry Herald, Dalton Citizen, 92.9FM The Game, The Athletic, Times-Georgian, Walker Messenger, Savannah Morning News, Douglas County Sentinel, Cherokee Tribune, Augusta Chronicle, Newnan Times Herald, Marietta Daily Journal.


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