HERALD PREP PEEK --- WEEK 1: New Fab 5 Poll, Player of the Week, Quote of theWeek, Herald Heisman Watch, Week 2 schedule

Photo by Danny Aller

Photo by Danny Aller

Herald Top 5 poll

1. Bainbridge (1-0)

The Bearcats jump from preseason No. 2 to No. 1 after top dog Dougherty fell to unranked Albany and Bainbridge survived Early County. Next: Friday vs. Cairo, 7 p.m.

2. Lee County (1-0)

The Trojans were impressive in their debut, racking up 49 points and holding Baconton to 40 yards rushing and 15 passing. Next: Friday vs. Crawford County, 7:30 p.m. p.m.

3. Monroe (1-0)

The Tornadoes' offense looked strong, as did their defense, holding a dangerous Terrell County squad to just 12 points and scored 32. Next: Thursday vs. Northeast Macon, 7 p.m

4. Mitchell County (1-0)

Just as we projected, the Class A Eagles are gonna be good this year as they stormed Hugh Mills Stadium and beat up on Class AAA Westover . Next: Friday vs. Dougherty, 7:30 p.m.

5. Worth County (1-0)

With No. 1 Dougherty dropping completely out of the poll, the Rams enter it after a stunning 32-26, 2OT win against state No. 3 Fitzgerald. Next: Friday at Turner Co. 7:30 p.m.


Player of the Week

Daniel Castaneda, Sr., K, Albany High School

Castaneda might've made just one FG in Week 1 -- but boy was it a big one. His 32-yard boot with 1.3 seconds left beat beat city rival Dougherty for the first time in more than two decades.


Herald's Heisman Watch

*** JOHNNY FOSTER, RB, Randolph-Clay: 102 yards rushing, two TDs, kickoff return 88 yards for 3rd TD in RC's 47-6 win vs. Kendrick.

*** NOEL DEVINE, QB, MONROE: 8-for-20 for 176 yards and four TDs and he also ran for a TD in the Tornadoes' 32-12 win against Terrell County.

*** BRANDON LINZY, LB, BAINBRIDGE: With game tied, 7-7, he picked off an Early County pass with 7.3 seconds left and scored the game-winning TD.

*** CAMERY FLOWERS, RB, EARLY COUNTY: Had 34 rushes for 160 yards, although it ame in a losing effort to Bainbridge, 14-7.

*** JHUE RHODES, RB Worth County: Rhodes scored two TDs, including one in OT as Worth stunned No. 3-ranked Fitzgerald, 32-26, in double overtime.


Quote of the Week

"Everybody doubted us. Even in school, they didn't believe in us. They can believe now."

Emmanul Byrd,

Albany High sophomore quarterback moments after the Indians beat city rival -- and Herald preseason No. 1 Dougherty -- this past Saturday on a last-second FG.


Week 2 schedule

(all games 7:30 p.m. unless noted)


Tiftarea at Westwood

Northeast, Macon at Monroe, 7 p.m.


Americus- Sumter at Cook

Baconton Charter at Bacon County

Cairo at Bainbridge

Stratford Academy at DEERFIELD

Dougherty at Mitchell County

Early CO. at Miller Co.

Crawford County at Lee County

Pelham at Thomasville

Harvester Christian Academy at Randolph Southern

Terrell County at

Seminole County

Brookwood at Sherwood

Southland Academy at Mount De Sales

SGA at Terrell Academy

Worth at Turner County