Troup, Callaway are ranked
By KEVIN ECKLEBERRY
The Callaway Cavaliers, on the heels of their first loss of the season which came at the hands of the rival Troup Tigers, have fallen to eighth in this week’s Georgia Sports Writers Association Class AA poll.
Callaway rose to second in the poll on the heels of its 3-0 start, but it lost to Troup 37-20.
Troup, meanwhile, is seventh in Class AAAA after improving to 4-0 with the impressive win over Callaway.
The teams leading the way in Class AA and Class AAAA are the defending state champions in those classifications.
Hapeville-Charter (3-0) won the Class AA state title last season, and it has outscored its three opponents this year by a combined score of 133-3.
Bremen, which will play Callaway next week in a Region 5-AA showdown, is second in Class AA, and Thomasville, Dodge County and Rabun County complete the top five.
Rockmart, Washington County, Callaway, Brooks County and Vidalia are the next five teams in Class AA.
Blessed Trinity, which won the Class AAAA championship in 2017, is 4-0 this season and is ranked first.
Cartersville, which is in Region 5-AAAA along with Troup and LaGrange, is ranked second in Class AAAA.
Troup visits Cartersville on Nov. 2.
Mary Persons is third, and St. Pius X, Flowery Branch, Marist, Troup, Eastside, Burke County and Woodward Academy round out the top 10.
Chapel Hill (4-0), which faces Troup on Friday in the region opener for both teams, received some votes but isn’t ranked in Class AAAA.
Colquitt County is first in Class AAAAAAA, Lee County leads the way in Class AAAAAA, Rome is tops in Class AAAAA, Calhoun is first in Class AAA, and Irwin County is atop the Class A rankings.
Sports writers from across the state vote in the GSWA poll.