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Thomson football new No. 1 in Class AAA poll

Tuesday, Nov. 6, 2012 4:34 PM
Last updated 4:41 PM
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It’s been a decade, but Thomson football is No. 1.

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.


The Top Ten teams in the Associated Press Georgia high school football polls of the 2012 season with first-place votes in parentheses and won-loss record, total points and position last week at right:

1. Camden County (11)9-01101
2. Lassiter9-0962
3. Norcross9-0893
4. Grayson8-1775
5. North Gwinnett8-1616
6. Lowndes8-1494
7. Lovejoy8-1447
8. West Forsyth8-1278
9. McEachern7-2219
10. Walton7-212T10

Others receiving votes: Parkview 7, Colquitt County 4, North Cobb 4, South Gwinnett 3, Valdosta 1.

1. Northside-Warner Robins (11)9-01101
2. MLK Jr.9-0982
3. East Paulding9-0873
4. Thomas County Central8-1716
(tie) Allatoona9-0717
6. Kell8-1548
7. Tucker7-2444
8. Ware County8-128NR
9. Warner Robins7-2169
10. Stephenson6-21210

Others receiving votes: Creekview 6, Gainesville 4, Flowery Branch 3, Whitewater 1.

Class AAAA
1. Sandy Creek (11)9-01101
2. Marist8-1952
3. Burke County8-1923
4. Monroe Area9-0706
5. Stockbridge8-1597
6. Griffin8-1519
7. Jonesboro8-1468
8. Westside-Macon8-13110
9. Carver-Atlanta9-018NR
10. Cairo7-213NR

Others receiving votes: Carrollton 9, Ridgeland 8, Statesboro 2, Chamblee 1.

Class AAA
1. Thomson (11)9-01102
2. Carver-Columbus8-1944
3. Buford6-3743
4. Peach County8-1701
(tie) Washington County8-1705
6. Cartersville9-0666
7. North Oconee8-1359
8. St. Pius X7-23010
9. North Hall8-118NR
10. Pierce County8-116NR

Others receiving votes: Appling County 8, Blessed Trinity 8, Callaway 6.

Class AA
1. Calhoun (10)9-01091
2. Brooks County (1)9-01002
3. Vidalia9-0843
4. Fitzgerald8-2685
(tie) Lamar County8-0-1684
6. Heard County9-0536
7. Cook7-2427
8. Greater Atlanta Christian7-2348
9. Jefferson8-1309
10. Washington-Wilkes8-16T10

Others receiving votes: Screven County 4, Early County 2, Bleckley County 2, Bowdon 2, Lovett 1.

Class A
1. Eagle’s Landing Christian (11)8-11101
2. Athens Academy9-090T2
3. Lincoln County8-188T2
4. Emanuel County Institute8-1764
5. Prince Avenue Christian8-1655
6. Savannah Christian Prep.7-2546
7. Calvary Day8-1428
8. Wilcox County7-2367
9. Walker9-0269
10. Wilkinson County6-3910

Others receiving votes: Brookstone 2, Landmark Christian 2, Seminole County 2, Irwin County 2, Johnson County 1.

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