Cavaliers 10th in GSWA poll

Published 2:06 pm Wednesday, November 1, 2017

By Kevin Eckleberry

The Callaway Cavaliers will head into their final game of the regular season ranked 10th in the state.

The Georgia Sports Writers Association released its final poll of the regular season on Tuesday, and Callaway was ranked 10th in Class AA.

Callaway was ranked ninth the previous week, and it dropped a spot after beating Temple 35-14 to improve to 8-1.

Troup wraps up the regular season against Jordan on Thursday before hosting a playoff game the following week.

Heard County, which beat Callaway 35-28 in a game that determined the Region 5-AA championship, is ranked seventh.

Benedictine, which won the Class AA state title a year ago, continues to lead the way at number one, and Screven County is second.

Callaway was ranked as high as second earlier in the season before falling to Heard County.

In Class AAAA, Troup received a handful of votes, but it is on the outside looking in.

Troup’s opponent this week, Cartersville, is ranked first in Class AAAA.

Cartersville is 10-0 and has won 39 consecutive games dating back to the 2015 season.

Another Region 5-AAAA team, Cedartown, is ranked ninth.


1. Lowndes

2. Archer

3. Grayson

4. Tift County

5. Walton

6. South Forsyth

7. McEachern

8. North Gwinnett

9. Brookwood

10. Colquitt County


1. Tucker

2. Mays

3. Coffee

4. Lee County

5. Harrison

6. Dalton

7. Northside-Warner Robins

8. Douglas County

9. Brunswick

10. Glynn Academy


1. Rome

2. Stockbridge

3. Buford

4. Warner Robins

5. Griffin

6. Carver-Atlanta

7. Jones County

8. Starr’s Mill

9. Flowery Branch

10. Wayne County

Class AAAA

1. Cartersville

2. Ridgeland

3. Burke County

4. Marist

5. Thomson

6. Blessed Trinity

7. Woodward Academy

8. Jefferson

9. Cedartown

10. Heritage-Catoosa

Class AAA

1. Cedar Grove

2. Greater Atlanta Christian

3. Peach County

4. Jenkins-Savannah

5. Calhoun

6. Crisp County

7. Morgan County

8. Monroe Area

9. Bremen

10. Dawson County

Class AA

1. Benedictine

2. Screven County

3. Thomasville

4. Rabun County

5. Hapeville Charter

6. Jefferson County

7. Heard County

8. Dodge County

9. Brooks County

10. Callaway

Class A

1. Eagle’s Landing Christian

2. Prince Avenue Christian

3. Manchester

4. Irwin County

5. Mount Paran Christian

6. Emanuel County Institute

7. Clinch County

8. Macon County

9. Wesleyan

10. Stratford Academy