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Wednesday March 3rd, 2021 6:26PM

Football: GHS drops to sixth; North Hall, Jefferson move up

By staff, wire reports
Gainesville slid to sixth, while North Hall and Jefferson each moved up a spot in the latest Georgia Sports Writer's Association prep football poll, released Tuesday.

North Gwinnett (2-0) also held at No. 1 in Class AAAAAA, while Mill Creek (2-0) crept up to No. 8 in the state's highest classification.

Buford (2-0) also stayed at No. 1 in Class AAA after defeating former Class AAAAA No. 1 Gainesville 38-14 at City Park. Due to the defeat, the Red Elephants (1-1) slid to No. 6. Meanwhile Flowery Branch slid out of the rankings after a 35-21 defeat to West Forsyth left the Falcons 0-2.

Also in AAA, North Hall (2-0) moved up to No. 6 -- up one spot after last week's 63-6 defeat of Johnson.

And, in Class AA, Jefferson (2-0) edged up to No. 4 after a 49-0 defeat of Jackson County -- the Dragons second straight shutout to open the 2013 campaign.

Georgia Prep Football Poll

The Top Ten teams in the Associated Press Georgia high school football polls of the 2013 season with first-place votes in parentheses and won-loss record, total points and position last week at right:

Class AAAAAA
1. North Gwinnett (17) 2-0 170 1
2. McEachern 2-0 152 2
3. Colquitt County 2-1 128 5
4. North Cobb 1-0 107 6
5. Peachtree Ridge 2-0 85 7
6. Lovejoy 1-1 79 3
7. Norcross 1-1 70 7
8. Mill Creek 2-0 61 9
9. Hillgrove 2-0 21 10
10. Marietta 2-0 17 NR
Others receiving votes: Lowndes 16, Camden County 13, Valdosta 11, Coffee 5, Wheeler 1.

Dropped out: Lowndes (4)


Class AAAAA
1. Northside-Warner Robins (12) 2-0 164 2
2. Tucker (4) 2-0 155 3
3. Stephenson (1) 2-0 134 4
4. Kell 2-0 102 5
5. MLK Jr. 2-0 99 6
6. Gainesville 1-1 94 1
7. Thomas County Central 2-1 78 7
8. Warner Robins 1-0 44 8
9. Allatoona 2-0 41 9
10. Ware County 1-1 12 NR
Others receiving votes: Lee County 8, Union Grove 2, Creekside 1, South Paulding 1.

Dropped out: Flowery Branch (10)


Class AAAA
1. Sandy Creek (17) 1-0-1 170 1
2. Burke County 1-0 149 2
3. Carrolton 2-0 140 3
4. Griffin 2-0 98 6
(tie) Stockbridge 2-0 98 5
6. Marist 1-1 83 4
7. Monroe Area 2-0 77 7
8. Westside-Macon 2-0 41 9
9. Statesboro 2-0 40 8
10. Cairo 1-1 12 10
(tie) Wayne County 2-0 12 NR
Others receiving votes: Mary Persons, 8, Cedartown 2, Riverdale 2.


Class AAA
1. Buford (16) 2-0 168 1
2. St. Pius X 2-0 149 2
3. Cartersville (1) 2-0 138 3
4. Carver-Columbus 2-0 118 5
5. Washington County 2-0 101 6
6. North Hall 2-0 91 7
7. Jefferson County 2-0 48 10
8. Peach County 1-1 35 4
9. North Oconee 0-1 24 9
10. Callaway 2-0 22 NR
Others receiving votes: Ringgold 15, Hart County 14, Pierce County 5, Thomson 3, Woodward Academy 3.

Dropped out: Thomson (8).


Class AA
1. Calhoun (16) 2-0 169 1
2. Greater Atlanta Christian 3-0 146 2
3. Lamar County 2-0 139 3
4. Jefferson (1) 2-0 124 5
5. Lovett 2-0 93 6
6. Vidalia 2-0 73 7
7. Washington-Wilkes 2-0 67 9
8. Brooks County 2-1 61 4
9. Benedictine 2-0 33 10
10. Thomasville 2-1 11 NR
Others receiving votes: Cook 9, Westminster 4, Manchester 3, Fitzgerald 2, Bowdon 1.

Dropped out: Cook (8)


Class A
1. Eagle's Landing Christian (17) 2-0 170 1
2. Landmark Christian 3-0 140 6
3. Savannah Christian Prep. 1-0-1 121 9
4. Prince Avenue Christian 2-1 93 2
5. Aquinas 2-0 78 NR
6. Lincoln County 1-1 72 3
7. Irwin County 1-0-1 69 8
8. George Walton 1-1 60 4
9. Seminole County 2-0 45 NR
10. Wilcox County 1-1 27 5
Others receiving votes: Marion County 20, Johnson County 13, Pace Academy 9, Emanuel County Institute 6, Walker School 5, Athens Academy 4, Trion 2, Wilkinson County 1.

Dropped out: Emanuel County Institute (7), Athens Academy (10)
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