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Laney had the perfect setup.

The Wildcats' first drive of the game was all on the ground, with a couple of big runs by Adonis Roberson and George Myers helping the team pull even with Josey.

After an Eagles fumble, Laney looked ready to run it again.

Instead, with quarterback Leo Myers under center, Laney went to the air and receiver Rod Hall was wide open.

With one pass attempted, Leo Myers was 1-for-1 for 43 yards and a touchdown.

The Wildcats attempted just 14 passes but still threw for 214 yards as the dominant offensive line helped both the running attack and the passing game thrive.

"They helped me out a whole lot," Leo Myers said. "I got to give credit to the offensive line. They did an incredible job."

DEFENSE SHINES: Another game, another win for Butler in 2010. The Bulldogs are the only team in the area that has yet to surrender a point.

A team that gave up an average of 39.2 points per game during a school-record 41-game losing streak now has posted back-to-back shutouts for the first time since 1980. That season, Butler had three shutouts in a row.

STARTING STRONG: For the first time since 2004, Aquinas is undefeated after two weeks. The Fighting Irish won by 53 on Friday, and Brendan Douglas has been a star.

The running back has rushed for eight touchdowns this season on just 33 carries. That means he's reached the end zone on 24.2 percent of his carries.

BIG GAMES THIS WEEK

Lakeside (1-1) at North Augusta (2-0), 7:30 p.m., Friday

What does the North Augusta offense have in store this week? The Yellow Jackets have scored 38 points in both games this season, with the passing attack looking unstoppable. Quarterback Loranzo Hammonds has been involved with 10 touchdowns already.

The Panthers' defense should provide a significant test. Lakeside has given up only 17 points this season and has surrendered more than 14 just once in the past 18 games.

Glenn Hills (0-1) at Evans (2-0)

The Knights continue to shine late in games, with a goal-line stand against Richmond Academy on Aug. 27 and a score with less than eight minutes left against Grovetown last Friday. Evans won by four points in both games.

The Spartans lost by 29 points to Lakeside in Week 1 and must hit the road again.

Midland Valley (1-1) at Aiken (2-0), 8 p.m., Friday

In their last game, the Mustangs stopped a pair of two-point conversion attempts to beat South Aiken by a point after trailing 20-6 in the second quarter.

Now Midland Valley plays unbeaten Aiken for the first time since 2005. The Hornets haven't lost to the Mustangs since 1998 and hope to start 3-0 for the fifth time in seven years.

POWER POLL

The area's top 10 football teams as voted on by members of The Augusta Chronicle sports department, WRDW-TV and other area media. A first-place vote is worth 10 points; a 10th place vote is worth one points. First-place votes are in parentheses.

TEAMPTSW-LPVS
1. North Augusta (6)1042-01
2. Strom Thurmond (3)953-02
3. Thomson812-04
4. Aiken742-03
5. Jefferson County511-0-16
6. Butler (1)502-010
7. Evans422-07
8. Williston-Elko302-19
9. Aquinas222-0NR
10. Lakeside171-05

Others receiving votes: Warren County (1) 15, Lincoln County 9, Washington County 9, Laney 4, Silver Bluff 2

STATS DUE WEDNESDAY

Prep football statistics are due by noon Wednesday. Coaches are asked to submit statistics each week by fax to (706) 823-3408 or by e-mail to wayne.staats@augustachronicle.com.

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LiveLoveLaugh
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LiveLoveLaugh 09/07/10 - 10:59 am
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LOL in three weeks Aquinas,

LOL in three weeks Aquinas, Butler, and Jefferson County will not be on this board replaced by Laney, Burke County and probably another unknown sleeper. Laney will be #1 in the power polls before the year is out. Go Wildcats!!!!! We are the only sleepers in the CSRA. Once we beat Jeff Co and Dublin we will be ranked in the top 10 AA football programs in the state Trust me.

pighead
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pighead 09/07/10 - 11:30 am
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Hey LLL. How did that

Hey LLL. How did that sleeper theory work against Strom Thurmond? Whose gonna knock Butler out of the poll? Not Harlem, Grovetown or Cross Creek. You'd better get yourself some black and gold kool-aid and stop drinking so much of the red!

Darrin
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Darrin 09/07/10 - 06:20 pm
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I can't believe this guy from

I can't believe this guy from Laney talking about being #1 in this poll.....lol...That was a joke....Laney are sleepers....They slept and got swept away at Strom Thurmond. All that offense Laney has got shut down when they crossed the border.....Laney had their chance to be in the polls, all they had to do is beat Strom Thurmondd, but they couldn't score more than 7 points....Strom Thurmond had them boys from Laney handing them the football, because they were getting hit to hard and to often.

Let's go North Augusta, beat the breaks off of Lakeside

Darrin
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Darrin 09/07/10 - 06:29 pm
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As for this poll, it is a

As for this poll, it is a piece of junk....Williston would beat Thomson, Jefferson County, Butler, and Evans.......

Here is what the top 6 should look like
1. North Augusta
2. Strom Thurmond
3. Williston
4. Aiken
5. Silver Bluff
6. Midland Valley

pighead
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pighead 09/08/10 - 11:29 am
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Darrin, I like what you have

Darrin,
I like what you have except Jefferson County and Butler would beat Silver Bluff and MV.

pighead
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pighead 09/08/10 - 11:32 am
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I just notced that AC and

I just notced that AC and Darrin left Lincoln County out of the top 10. Have we not learned enough from their history to just "pencil them in".

Darrin
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Darrin 09/08/10 - 06:30 pm
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Lincoln County isn't the

Lincoln County isn't the Lincoln County of old, but I think they could fit in somewhere around 9 or 10.

Darrin
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Darrin 09/08/10 - 06:32 pm
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Pighead, you might be right,

Pighead, you might be right, but my 1-4 picks are dead on target....

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