Herald Fab 5 Poll
1. Bainbridge (3-1)
Bainbridge had a bye last week and stays atop the poll as Region 1-AAAAA play begins this week with its biggest test of the season. Next: at TCC, 8 p.m. Friday.
2. Lee County (5-0)
The Trojans put up 51 points against Dodge County and have scored 236 points (47.2 average) in five games. The Trojans also open Region 1-AAAAA play this week. Next: vs. Hardaway, 7:30 p.m. Friday.
3. Americus-Sumter (4-1)
The Panthers move up from No. 4 to No. 3 in the poll after beating Worth County, 40-14, to win their third game in a row and third under assistant coach Chris Wade.
Next: vs. Monroe, 7:30 p.m., Oct. 12.
4. Early County (3-2)
Early ran into what could be the best Class AA team in Georgia last week and fell to Brooks, 42-8, and slip one spot in the poll. Next: at Berrien, 7:30 p.m., Friday.
5. Westover (2-3)
The Patriots played much better than the 31-7 loss to Cairo indicates, and hang on to the No. 5 spot in the poll after a tough loss on the road to the state-power Syrupmakers. Next: at Crisp County, 8 p.m., Oct. 12.
HERALD HEISMAN WATCH:
The Top 5 performers from Week 6 who are already making a case for Player of the Year.
KH’RON MCCLAIN, RB, DEERFIELD: Rushed for 186 yards on just nine carries and scored three touchdowns to lead the Knights to a 42-9 win against rival Sherwood Christian Academy.
WESLEY FIELDS, RB, AMERICUS-SUMTER: Rushed for 257 yards on 23 carries and scored three times in 40-14 win against Worth County.
KENNETH HURLEY, RB, LEE COUNTY: Rushed for 209 yards and four touchdowns, caught four passes for 44 yards and blocked a punt in a 51-8 win against Dodge County.
DON BOLDEN, RB, RANDOLPH-CLAY: Rushed for 196 yards on just 15 carries and scored two touchdowns to lead Randolph-Clay to a 42-6 win against Barbour, Ala.
DALVINESS GREENE, RB, WESTOVER: Gained 121 yards on 21 carries and also had one reception for 17 yards in the Patriots’ 31-7 loss to Cairo this past Friday.
GAME OF THE WEEK:
Hardaway at Lee County, Friday, 7:30 p.m.
BY THE NUMBERS:
Number of points Americus-Sumter has scored in its first two region games, a 43-0 win against Albany High, and a 40-14 win against Worth County as both victories came on the road.
Number of total completed passes by both Monroe QB Charles Stafford and Albany High’s Emanuel Byrd in the second half of Monroe’s 12-0 win Saturday when a downpour hit the field in the second half and shut down both passing games.
A look at the highlighted Herald Dynamite Dozen player of the week:
WHO: Don Mills, Westover, Sr., LB.
WHY: Made a staggering 15 tackles, including nine solo stops and two tackles for losses, in the Patriots’ 31-7 loss to Cairo last Friday night on the road.
QUOTE OF THE WEEK:
“That No. 21 (Jaquan Williams), I don’t know his name, but I’d love for him to come to Colquitt. He can come right now.”
--- Miller County coach after this past Friday’s game against Mitchell County, which he praised partly because of the play of Eagles star Jaquan Williams, who nearly beat the Pirates single-handedly with 157 total yards and a TD pass on a fake punt, but Miller rallied late and held on to win, 21-20, for its third straight victory and a big W in Region 1-A