Callaway remains second in state poll

Published 1:14 am Wednesday, October 11, 2017

By Kevin Eckleberry

LAGRANGE – It’s a top-10 matchup.

The most recent Associated Press high-school poll was released on Monday, and the Callaway Cavaliers and Heard County Braves are both in the top 10 in Class AA.

The poll is voted on by sports writers across the state.

The unbeaten Cavaliers (6-0) are ranked second, where they have been for most of the season, while the Braves (5-1) are 10th.

Those two teams will square off on Friday night in Franklin, with first place in Region 5-AA on the line.

Benedictine, the defending state champion in Class AA, received all 17 of the first-place votes.

Callaway, Screven County, Hapeville Charter and Thomasville round out the top five.

In Class AAAA, the Troup Tigers (6-0) are ranked for the second straight week.

Troup, which was off last week after beating Sandy Creek 71-14 on Sept. 29, is ninth in this week’s poll.

Troup will play LaGrange on Friday at Callaway Stadium.

Cartersville, which has won two straight state championships, is ranked first in Class AAAA, and Cedartown is 10th.

Troup, Cartersville and Cedartown are all members of Region 5-AAAA.

Troup plays Cedartown on Oct. 20, and Cartersville on Nov. 3 in the final game of the regular season.

Grayson is ranked first in Class AAAAAAA, Lee County is tops in Class AAAAAA, Rome leads the way in Class AAAAA, Cedar Grove is first in Class AAA, and Eagle’s Landing is at the top in Class A.