Lamar County ranked No. 1 in Class AA

jheeter@macon.comOctober 8, 2013 

Raekwon Griswold (#20) of Northeast being tackled by Lamar County's Tyler Scandrett (#3) at the end of the first half.


Lamar County and Greater Atlanta Christian are co-No. 1’s in Class AA in the most recent Georgia Sportswriters Association Prep Football Poll.

The Trojans were already ranked No. 1 by the Atlanta Journal-Constitution.

This is believed to be the first time the Trojans have ever been ranked No. 1 in the state writer’s poll. The Georgia High School Football Historians Association doesn’t have a detailed history of writer’s rankings prior to 2005. The GHSFA does have an extensive history of the Atlanta Journal-Constitution rankings, and the Trojans had never been No. 1 before this year. Prior to this season, the Trojans were ranked No. 2 in the AP preseason poll in 2012 and by the Atlanta Journal-Constitution during the 1985 season.

The Trojans (5-0) jumped to the top spot following Lovett’s overtime loss to Washington County. Lamar County earned eight first-place votes after it beat Northeast. Greater Atlanta Christian also received eight first-place votes. Lovett, which is ranked third, garnered three first-place votes.

The Trojans jump to No. 1 gives Middle Georgia two top-ranked teams.

Northside remained No. 1 in Class AAAAA, and the Eagles seem to be strengthening their hold on the top spot over Tucker and Stephenson, which play each other on Friday.

Warner Robins remains seventh in AAAAA.

Mary Persons jumped up a spot to No. 6 in Class AAAA following a 16-13 win over Westside and a loss by previous No. 6 Wayne County to Burke County. It’s the Bulldogs highest ranking since 2003.

Washington County stayed at No. 3 in AAA after its impressive win over Lovett. The Golden Hawks host No. 5 Jefferson County this week. Buford still holds the top spot.

Eagle’s Landing Christian was a unanimous selection at No. 1 in Class A. Undefeated Johnson County is ranked seventh.

North Gwinnett was a unanimous No. 1 pick in AAAAAA.

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