Early County controls its own destiny for a Class AA playoff berth, while Worth County and Terrell County need to finish strong to have a shot to make the postseason.
Mitchell County, with five straight win, enters at No. 5, while the rest of the poll remains unchanged.
The poll for the Week 9 Albany Herald Player of the Week award ends at 5 p.m. Thursday, Oct. 31. The winner will be announced Nov. 1 and a new poll for the weekend games of Oct. 31-Nov. 2 will be posted by noon Monday, Nov. 4.
The Patriots move within one game of clinching the Region 1-AAAA title with a 31-6 victory against Dougherty on Saturday.
In two of Westwood's three victories this month, the Wildcats have squeaked out late wins, including a thrilling 21-14 victory Friday night over Southwest Georgia Academy. (ADDS: Notes on Pelham, Deerfield, Mitchell County, Monroe, Lee County and Early County)
The Southland boys cross country team wins the GISA Class AAA state title and Raiders star runner Wright Calhoun finishes runner-up individually.
Early County put itself in the driver’s seat for a playoff spot Friday with a Region 1-AA victory against Fitzgerald. (ADDS: Recaps on Bainbridge vs. Northside-Columbus; Crisp Academy vs. Presbyterian Christian; Westwood vs. SGA; Miller County vs. Stewart County, Seminole County vs. Randolph-Clay; Pelham vs. Berrian; Pinewood vs. Deerfield; Southland vs. Tiftarea)
Zytavious Anderson’s 100-plus rushing yards led the way for the Rams, who knocked off Albany High, 19-0, Friday night in Sylvester.
Ohio State commit Stephen Collier has one of his best games of his career at Lee County and guides the Herald No. 1 Trojans to a huge Region 1-AAAAA win against defending region champion Harris County.
Herald No. 4 Monroe holds off No. 5 Crisp County in one of the most exciting finishes in Southwest Georgia this season.
Lee County can still host a state playoff game, but the Trojans need a win tonight against defending region champ Harris County to do so.
Tornadoes, Cougars impressed by each other
Crisp coach Lee Campbell and Monroe coach Charles Truitt both have positive things to say about their opponents heading into a key Region 1-AAAA showdown tonight.
Mitchell LB Emanuel always goes full speed
Senior linebacker Tremel Emanuel is a big reason Mitchell County is unbeaten in Region 1-A and well on its way to a postseason berth.
With just three weeks left in the regular season several Southwest Georgia teams are on the verge of clinching a playoff spot, including Bainbridge, which could lock up a spot this week.
The Lady Trojans end their best postseason run in four years with a pair of losses to Houston County. (ADDS: Crisp County splits; Seminole County advances; Baconton Charter swept)
- Auburn coach Malzahn took backroads to Atlanta
- Georgia AD McGarity reflects on football season
- FSU’s Winston not charged with sexual assault
- Albany State loses late lead, falls to Carver
- Auburn’s defense ready for Missouri’s challenge
- Auburn focused on SEC title game while BCS debate rages on
- Richt: Continuity is a good thing for Georgia
- Music City, Belk look like possible bowl fits for Georgia Tech
- Georgia Southwestern off to program's best start in Division II era
- After slow start, Seminoles finish off Gators