Four area Georgia schools are represented in the final regular-season high school football poll.
Burke County, Thomson, Screven County and Jefferson County are ranked in the latest Georgia Sports Writers Association High School Football Poll ahead of this week’s first-round playoff matchups.
Burke County is No. 3 and Thomson is No. 5 in Class AAAA. The Bears enter the playoffs perfect at 10-0 for the first time under coach Eric Parker, who’s led the program since 2007. They’ll face Salem in the first round Friday night.
The Bulldogs enter the playoffs 8-1 with a lone loss to Burke County. They beat Richmond Academy 69-34 this past Friday and will play host to North Clayton in the first round.
Screven County is No. 2 and Jefferson County is No. 10 in Class AA. The Gamecocks beat the Warriors 44-20 this past Friday for the Region 4-AA title and to remain undefeated at 9-0. They’ll face Washington County in the first round.
Jefferson County fell four spots after the loss to Screven County. The Warriors are 9-1 and play host to Southwest Macon on Friday night.
Evans and Aquinas received votes in its classifications.