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SBLive Georgia Football Power 25: Week 7

Eight teams are still undefeated; top 10 teams remain intact

1. Buford (6-0)

Last Week: 1

Buford played well in its first 7A region game. Granted it’s not the same Collins Hill squad from last year but the Wolves aren’t complaining about a region victory. Buford’s defense has been the real deal all season, and now is only allowing opponents to score just under eight points per game.

2. Langston Hughes (6-0)

Last Week: 2

Langston Hughes continued to be the well-oiled machine that we know it to be with yet another blowout victory. The Panthers improve to 3-0 in the region after big performances from quarterback Air Noland (three passing touchdowns, one rushing) and Terrance Love who caught two of those touchdown passes.

3. Mill Creek (6-0)

Last Week: 3

Mill Creek and Central Gwinnett both entered this matchup with undefeated records, only Mill Creek’s steak remained. In a highly anticipated region matchup, the Hawks dominated from start to finish and are 6-0 for the second consecutive year. More importantly go 1-0 in the region ahead of its big region matchup next week.

4. Colquitt County (6-0)

Last Week: 4

Colquitt County’s dominant season continues with its four straight game of scoring 30 plus points. No matter the opponent, Colquitt County has been lights out but in both games versus Floridian opponents the Packers are averaging 30 points and have only allowed seven points.

5. North Cobb (3-2)

Last Week: 5

North Cobb had a bye week.

6. Grayson (5-1)

Last Week: 6

Grayson rebounded after its loss to Lowndes last week, with its second shutout of the season. Grayson got its first region win of the season with big contributions from the defense of course and running back Joe Taylor who rushed 27 times for 164 yards and a touchdown.

7. Kennesaw Mountain (5-0)

Last Week: 7

Kennesaw Mountain had a bye week, will take on undefeated Osborne this week.

8. Carrollton (6-0)

Last Week: 8

Carrollton had a bye week, will face East Coweta this week.

9. Woodward Academy (5-1)

Last Week: 9

Woodward Academy has won four straight after its only loss in week two. Woodward also has three straight region victories in which it has scored 128 points and only allowed seven points.

10. Walton (4-1)

Last Week: 10

In one of the more entertaining shoot-outs that you will see this season, Walton picked up its fourth win of the season. Walton completed a huge comeback to take down North Paulding on the road for North Paulding’s homecoming. Walton’s quarterback Jeremy Hecklinski was on fire in this matchup, he completed 23 of 29 passes for 417 yards and six touchdowns.

11. Lee County (5-1)

Last Week: 12

Lee County handed Houston County its first loss on the season. Lee County held Houston County, whose offense has had games of scoring 41, 57, 58, and 68 points to a season low 21 points. Offensively, sophomore Ousmane Kromah had a historic night on the ground for Lee County. He ran for 275 yards and five touchdowns.

12. Valdosta (6-0)

Last Week: 13

Valdosta had a bye week, will face Lowndes this week.

13. Lowndes (3-2)

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Last Week: 14

Lowndes had a bye week, will face Valdosta this week.

14. Cedar Grove (4-2)

Last Week: 15

Cedar Grove ended its two-game losing skid after falling to Mill Creek and Colquitt County. The Saints traveled to Washington D.C. to face off against the No. 20 team in the nation in St. John’s. Cedar Grove controlled this game from the jump with a 21-7 lead at halftime and then outscored St. John’s 14-6 in the second half.

15. Rome (5-1)

Last Week: 16

Rome had its best offensive output of the season versus Woodstock. The Wolves jumped out to a 35-0 lead in the first quarter and ended the first half up 56-0. The defense had four interceptions and two sacks on the day. Running backs and receivers balled out with six total touchdowns.

16. Westlake (4-2)

Last Week: 17

Westlake had a bye week, will face Pebblebrook this week.

17. Creekside (4-2)

Last Week: 18

Creekside now has four-straight wins after losing its first two. It took a 15-point fourth quarter comeback to achieve win. The Seminoles ground game came up clutch in this win, with 348 total rushing yards. Khary Morrow led the charge with 139 yards and two touchdowns.

18. Cartersville (5-1)

Last Week: 11

After a 62-game winning streak in region play for Cartersville, Calhoun finally had something to say. It took three overtimes and 50 points, but Cartersville finally fell to a region opponent.

19. Brookwood (2-3)

Last Week: 19

Brookwood’s win streak is now at two games after beating Archer in its first region contest. The Broncos offense were led by Alabama commit Dylan Lonergan. He had 220 passing yards with two touchdowns and led the team in rushing with 67 yards and a touchdown.

20. Milton (2-3)

Last Week: 20

Milton had a bye week, will face South Forsyth this week

21. Dutchtown (6-0)

Last Week: 22

Dutchtown’s defense shut down Union Grove 16-0. The Bulldogs have had one of the best defenses this season, holding opponents to under 10 points per game on average and that was before shutting out Union Grove.

22. Sandy Creek (6-1)

Last Week: 23

Sandy Creek won its sixth game of the season in a blowout versus Harris County. All of Sandy Creek’s wins have been by double digits this season. Quaterback Geimere Latimer led the charge with 300 total yards and three touchdowns.

23. Lambert (5-0)

Last Week: 25

Lambert had a bye, will face Forsyth Central this week.

24. Cedartown (6-0)

Last Week: Unranked

Cedartown defeated Central to earn its sixth victory of the season. This is the first time the Bulldogs have started a season 6-0 since 2013. It is pretty apparent as to why the Bulldogs are undefeated, they are averaging 35 points per game while holding opponents to an average of seven points. They are doing so while facing teams like Rockmart, Callaway, and Calhoun.

25. Calhoun (4-2)

Last Week: Unranked

Calhoun earns its spot back into the Top 25 after taking down Cartersville 50-48 in triple overtime. The win snapped a 62-game region winning streak for Cartersville.