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HERALD PREP FOOTBALL PEEK: Weekly high school football breakdown

Photo by Daniel Kay

Photo by Daniel Kay

NEW HERALD FAB 5 POLL:

1. Lee County.. (6-1)

Outside of a 35-point loss to state No. 1 Northside, Warner Robins, Lee has proven it can play with just about anyone in 1-AAAA. Now comes the second-biggest test of the season. Next: Friday vs. TCC, 7:30 p.m.

2. Mitchell County................... (6-1)

The Herald predicted that MCHS would be the team to beat in 1-A after moving down from 1-AA -- and so far the Eagles (4-0 in region) are. Next: Saturday, vs. Randolph-Clay, 7:30 p.m.

3. Americus-Sumter............ (5-3)

The Panthers, who are off this week, stayed red-hot and are now 4-0 in Region 1-AAA after a 42-0

demolition of Dougherty as they sit tied with Cairo atop the standings. Next: Oct. 28 at Westover, 7 p.m.

4. Deerfield-Windsor........... (7-0)

With an offense that scores at will and a stellar defense that's as stingy as it comes, DWS is looking unbeatable in GISA Class AAA. Next: Friday vs. Tiftarea, 7:30 p.m.

5. Miller County................. (5-2)

The Pirates are back in the poll after beating Calhoun Co. and now sit in second place in 1-A with only one loss to top dog Mitchell Co. Next: Friday at Randolph-Clay, 7:30 p.m.

*****Teams eligible for poll: Albany, Monroe, Dougherty, Westover, Sherwood Christian Academy, Deerfield-Windsor, Terrell County, Terrell Academy, Pelham, Westwood, Mitchell County, Miller County, Bainbridge, Seminole County, Early County, Randolph-Clay, Randolph Southern, Southwest Georgia Academy, Southland, Americus-Sumter, Lee County, Worth County, Calhoun County.

** Poll voted on by Herald sports staff; new poll released every Tuesday

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HERALD HEISMAN WATCH:

(The Top 4 performers from last Friday who are making a case for Player of the Year).

*** JUSTIN WALKER, QB, Lee county: Walker completed 27 of 48 passes for 428 yards and five touchdowns in a 39-32 win against Hardaway.

*** BANKS KINSLOW, QB, DEERFIELD: Kinslow completed 8 of 13 passes for 174 yards and a school-record five touchdowns in a 35-14 victory against Trinity, becoming the school's all-time career leader in TD passes with 27 in the process.

*** Kedrick Jones, RB, AMERICUS-SUMTER: Jones returned a kickoff 90 yards for a TD, threw a 33-yard score and rushed for 176 yards and two more TDs in a win vs. Dougherty.

*** LADONIS BRYANT, Rb, Early County: Bryant rushed for 113 yards on 16 carries and scored three touchdowns, and also picked off a pass in an Early win. vs. Berrien

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DYNAMITE DOZEN DROP-IN:

A look at the highlighted Herald Dynamite Dozen player of the week:

*** WHO: Sanford Seay, Sr. WR, Lee County

*** WHY: Seay may not have found the end zone Friday during Lee's 39-32 win Friday against Hardaway, but he did everything humanly possible to get his team there. He finished with a team-high 157 yards receiving on 8 catches and had 97 kick-return yards.

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QUOTE OF THE WEEK:

"I think he's a pretty good player. I like him. I like him a lot."

-- Michael Pollock,

A smiling Americus-Sumter head football coach on the performance of running back Kedrick Jones (113 yards, 3 TDs, 1 interception) after last Friday's 42-0 win against Region 1-AAA foe Dougherty

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GAME OF THE WEEK WINNER:

After three days of voting, the winner is ...

1. TCC at Lee County -- 57.14%

2. Miller County at Randolph-Clay -- 25.97%

3. Crisp County at Monroe -- 16.88%

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WEEK 9 AREA SCHEDULE:

All games 7:30 p.m. unless noted)

Thursday's game

*** Brooks County at Albany, 7 p.m.

Friday's games

*** Tiftarea at Deerfield

*** Mitchell County at Calhoun County

*** Dougherty at Worth County

*** Cook at Early County, 8 p.m.

*** TCC at Lee County

*** Miller County at Randolph Clay, 8 p.m.

*** Crisp County at Monroe

*** Southland at Sherwood

*** SGA at Heritage School

*** Terrell Academy at Windsor

*** Crisp Academy at Westwood

*** Westover at Cairo

Saturday's games

*** Jeff Davis at Baconton

*** Bainbridge at Warner Robins