Fitzgerald has a pretty normal record through eight games, 5-2-1.
The oddity was the tie with Irwin County in the second game of the season, a non-region outing.
More surprising than that is that the Purple Hurricane are eight games into the season and have yet to crack the 30-point mark.
In the past five seasons, Fitzgerald has averaged nine games of at least 30 points. In that same span, the Purple Hurricane racked up 40 or more on average about six times a year.
In 2009, they had 40 or more in the first seven games.
The scoring slump isnt unexpected. Fitzgerald lost its offensive line from last season and returned only one full-time starter on offense, and the Purple Hurricane havent been the healthiest team all season.
Senior quarterback Romarius Gaulden is the veteran on offense, and he threw for two touchdowns last week as Fitzgerald avoided the upset with a 21-14 win over Berrien.
The Purple Hurricane are tied with Thomasville for second in Region 1-AA, and they end the regular season taking each other on in Fitzgerald.
Westfield on winning streak
The Westfield Hornets continued one streak Friday night by ending another one.
This years Hornets won their sixth straight game, beating Deerfield-Windsor 28-21. That win was Westfields first over Deerfield since 2005, a span of eight games.
The Hornets are 2-0 in GISA Region 1-AAA entering this weeks game at Bulloch.
They close out the regular season with home games against Pinewood Christian and Tiftarea and could be in good shape for their first region title since 2003.
Deerfield, Pinewood, Tiftarea and Southland are all 1-1 in region play, while Bulloch is 0-2.
Softball playoffs continue
Trips to Columbus and the Elite Eight will be at stake Wednesday and Thursday when the GHSA softball playoffs continue.
Houston County hosts Lee County in a second-round Class AAAAA series. The Region 2-AAAAA champion Bears advanced out of the first round with a pair of shutout wins over McIntosh, while Lee County needed three games -- and a 1-0 victory in the series finale -- to defeat Richmond Hill.
There will be a series pitting Middle Georgia teams against each other in the second round of the Class AAAA playoffs. Region 1-AAAA champion Crisp County hosts Perry, the third-place team out of Region 2-AAAA. The Panthers squeezed out a three-game victory over Locust Grove in the first round, while Crisp County posted two shutouts over Liberty County.
Also in Class AAAA, Region 2-AAAA champion Veterans hosts Wayne County, while Region 2-AAAA runner-up Rutland travels to South Effingham.
In Class AAA, Region 3-AAA champion Dodge County hosts Rockmart. Class AA series include Westside-Augusta at Region 2-AA champion Jeff Davis and Region 2-AA runner-up Vidalia at Harlem.
Class A playoff action begins Wednesday with first-round series. FPD hosts Athens Christian in the private school bracket, while GMC hosts Marion County, Telfair County hosts Miller County, Hawkinsville hosts Baconton, Treutlen travels to Echols County and Johnson County heads to Seminole County in the public school bracket.
Compiled by Michael A. Lough, Ron Seibel and Daniel Shirley.