October 15, 2011
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Southwest Georgia Academy, Deerfield-Windsor and Terrell Academy all win their season openers on Friday, while Early County and Irwin County battle to a 7-7 tie.
Patriots will meet No. 2 Lee County in opener on Saturday
Westover will begin the season at No. 1 and visit No. 2 Lee County Saturday in a nationally televised ESPNU game at 1 p.m. Coming in at Nos. 3-5 in the poll are Monroe, Bainbridge and Crisp County.
Monroe opens season, playing host to Perry on Aug. 23
There will be four Thursday night games and six Saturday evening games, concluding with the Region 1-AAAA play-in games the weekend of Nov. 7-8. (ADDS: Full Hugh Mulls Stadium schedule)
The Herald anounces its 2013 All-Area Football Teams, which are highlighted by Player of the Year Stephen Collier of Lee County and Player of the Year runner-up Charles Stafford of Monroe.
After surging up the Class A public school power rankings at the end of the season with five wins in their last six games, the Mitchell County Eagles saw their season come to an end Friday in the opening round of the playoffs.
Knights travel to Stratford next week for semifinal matchup
The defending GISA Class AAA champion Knights advance to the semifinals with a 42-7 win against Mount de Sales.
The Patriots will host Stockbridge next Friday
Westover running back and Herald Dynamite Dozen selection Shannon Saunders rushes for two TDs to lead the Patriots past Liberty County, 27-7.
Trojans finish No. 1 in season’s final poll
The Trojans become the first team since the poll began in 2007 to hold the No. 1 spot the entire football season.
Monroe squeaked out a 34-33 victory over Worth County Friday night, using 429 all-purpose yards from quarterback Charles Stafford to finish its regular season. (ADDS: Early County-Cook; Crisp-Americus; Randolph-Clay-Terrell; Westwood-Dominion)
Americus-Sumter running back Wesley Fields surges past Bainbridge QB Preston Norris in the final hours of voting to win the Week 10 Albany Herald Player of the Week poll. (ADDS: Preview capsules for this weekend’s games)
Seminole County, Westover, Mitchell County and Monroe rank 2-5
Lee County remains No. 1 as the regular football season comes to a close.
Bryce Benton leads the Panthers past the Trojans on Friday night, 41-6.
FRIDAY NIGHT PREP FOOTBALL BREAKDOWN: Herald Fab 5 Poll --- "How They Fared"; Quote of the Night -- "They Said It"; Area scoreboard; State scoreboard; Week 10 schedule
Check out The Herald's weekly Friday night breakdown of high school football around Southwest Georgia.