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WHO'S HOT: Cross Creek. The Razorbacks are 3-0 for the first time in history. Time will tell if they are for real or if they are just a pig of a team dressed up in princely fashions.

The combined record of the teams they have faced is 2-7.

WHO'S HAPPY: Glenn Hills. The Spartans are 3-0 for the first time since 1983, when they opened with a 13-0 streak. They also started 7-0 in 1978.

The fact the program has had 11 seasons where it did not win three games since 1987 puts the current standing in the proper light.

BEST WIN LAST WEEK: South Aiken 18, Strom Thurmond 16. South Aiken has had trouble moving the ball and kicking extra points this year. So any time it can score two touchdowns in the final 1:40 to beat a good team, that's an accomplishment.

BEST NON-RESULT: Laney 8, Baldwin 7: The scoreboard said there was 10:41 left in the second quarter when lightning stopped play, but the Braves had shown it was a matter of time before they started rolling.

Baldwin (2-0) ran 17 plays to just six for the Wildcats. The yardstick read 111 total yards for the visitors to 46 for the Wildcats. Baldwin's leading rusher already had 95 yards on the ground.

It's no stretch to say the lightning halted a likely loss and preserved their unbeaten season.

It's a source of Laney pride instead. The bragging rights from saying they led one of the state's top Class AAAA teams should stay with the Wildcats all season.

BIG GAMES THIS WEEK

1. Greenbrier (2-1) at Evans (3-0): The Knights are no doubt still fuming over the way Greenbrier stole a last-second win from them last season.

An Evans win in convincing fashion could lead to the team's first 5-0 start since perfect regular seasons in 1986 and 1987.

2. Silver Bluff (2-1) at Strom Thurmond (1-3): If Silver Bluff wins with a late rally, then the Rebels are cursed this year.

FINAL WORD: Thomson defensive coordinator John Barnett's perspective offers a lot of hope to Jefferson County fans this fall.

"It's real tough to defend a spread football team when a team can run the ball like Jefferson County can," he said. "They will give people a lot of fits this year. It is like that West Virginia offense. It's tough to get people all lined up to make sure you don't get outnumbered against them."

The Warriors tied Thomson 7-7 in a game that was halted with 4:47 to play in the third quarter.

All the momentum and yardage totals seemed to lend credence to the fact the victory was right there for Jefferson County.

The Warriors missed two field goals. Thomson lost two fumbles.

"Everybody could speculate as to how it would all play out," Barnett said. "These were two good teams that got after each other. Neither team got what they wanted, but both teams found some things they can build off of and improve on."

Reach Jeff Sentell at (706) 823-3425 or jeff.sentell@augustachronicle.com.

WHO'S NOT HOT


There are a number of traditional powers suffering down years. Here's their records this season compared to the past three years:

SCHOOL 2007 2004-06
Aiken 1-3 32-6
Strom Thurmond 1-3 32-7
Washington County 0-3 30-10
Washington-Wilkes 0-3 28-10-1
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truthbknown
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truthbknown 09/18/07 - 07:57 am
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way to go cross

way to go cross creek!!!!!!!!!! i'm rooting for you!!!

altonlvcasper
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altonlvcasper 09/18/07 - 08:26 am
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Cross Creek is lookig it's

Cross Creek is lookig it's best on the defensive side of the ball sinc e the days of Zack Maiden, Lauren Watson , and Robert Kyler. Go ' BACKS!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!

dnbaowpd
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dnbaowpd 09/18/07 - 12:26 pm
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all right glenn hills show yo

all right glenn hills show yo stuff----"go spartans"

killacam8
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killacam8 09/18/07 - 01:53 pm
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Glenn Hills and Cross Creek

Glenn Hills and Cross Creek havent played a real football team such as LANEY!!!!

joy99us
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joy99us 09/18/07 - 07:59 pm
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They won't last against LANEY

They won't last against LANEY we all know that!!!!!!Glenn Hills remember how things use to be before the moved LANEY to 2a don't forget!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!

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broman1991 09/18/07 - 08:58 pm
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be serious glenn hills will

be serious glenn hills will kill laney in any sport football basketball anything and yall were scared to scrimmage us this year so play us and see what happens

CCHS Parent
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CCHS Parent 09/19/07 - 03:53 pm
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Cross Creek is going all the

Cross Creek is going all the way this year!!! They are in the right frame of mind and are playing to win.....They are not afraid to face any team out there.....i

backcracker
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backcracker 09/23/07 - 10:47 am
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do you remeber what happened

do you remeber what happened last year in jv cam play us again in varsity and you will see the same thing cam glenn hills gone be number 1 we play your old coach this week we gone dub them so tell your new coach we want to play next year so we can dub him to from the backcracker on the hill for laney

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