The Bulldogs are at the top of Class AAA for the first time since 2002, which was the last time they won the state title. Ten years ago, Thomson led the Atlanta Journal-Constitution’s poll. On Tuesday, it moved up to No. 1 in the Associated Press Georgia high school football poll for Class AAA.
Thomson (9-0) didn’t play this past week but it leapt to No. 1 after previously unbeaten Peach County lost to Carver, in Columbus, Ga., which improved from fourth to second.
Washington County, a fellow Region 3-AAA member, is tied at No. 4 with Peach County.
In the other classes, Burke County remained stuck at No. 3 in Class AAAA. The Bears play Wayne County for the Region 3-AAAA championship Friday.
Down in Class AA, Washington-Wilkes stayed at No. 10 after it was previously in a three-way tie at the spot a week ago.
In Class A, Lincoln County fell from a second-place tie to No. 3 after it beat No. 10 Wilkinson County, 21-19, to take the region title.