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Power poll: Rankings stay pretty well same, but Richmond Hill slides back in

A look at how the high school football teams around Southeast Georgia stack up in our weekly rankings.

There is only one change this week in the Southeast Georgia High School Football Power Poll.

Richmond Hill re-enters the rankings in the 10th spot after a road win Friday at Bluffton (S.C.).

The rest of the rankings remain the same as even the teams that lost games last week did not give up ground this week in the power poll.

Thus, the rankings look like this:

  1. Wayne County (6-0, 0-0 Region 2-5A, ranked No. 7)

Last week: Won 31-21 at Bradwell Institute

This week: at Statesboro

The skinny: The Yellow Jackets finished out their non-region schedule with Friday’s road win at Bradwell. Quarterback Shamar Taylor did not play as he was sidelined for disciplinary reasons. The Jackets go to Statesboro Friday for their region opener.

  1. Camden County (5-1, 0-0 Region 1-7A)

Last week: Won 20-9 over Glynn Academy

This week: Home vs. Colleton County (S.C.)

The skinny: The Wildcats finished out a win Saturday over Glynn in a game that was suspended by weather Friday with Camden leading 7-3 in the second quarter. The Cats will be at home again this week for their final non-region game.

  1. Pierce County (5-0, 0-0 Region 2-3A)

Last week: Off

This week: at Brantley County

The skinny: The Bears are set to return from a week off as they open their region schedule Friday at Brantley County. Along with Wayne County, the Bears are the only unbeaten team in the power rankings.

  1. Ware County(4-2, 0-0 Region 2-5A, ranked No. 8)

Last week: lost 37-16 at Lowndes

This week: Off

The skinny: The Gators couldn’t slow down the powerful Lowndes offense last week in the game played in Valdosta. Ware will be off this week before facing Statesboro in its first region game of the season on Oct. 12.

  1. Charlton County (4-2, 2-1 Region 2-A, ranked No. 6)

Last week: Lost 46-20 at Irwin County

This week: Off

The skinny: The Indians dropped their first region game of the season Friday with their loss to Irwin, which is the No. 1 team in the Class A public school state rankings. Charlton will take this week off before resuming its region schedule against Wilcox County on Oct. 12.

  1. Liberty County (3-1, 0-0 Region 2-3A)

Last week: Off

This week: at Tattnall County

The skinny: The Panthers are set to kick off their region schedule Friday on the road at Tattnall. The game will be the first of five straight games for the team without an open date to finish out the season.

  1. Frederica Academy (4-2, 1-0 GISA Region 2-3A, ranked No. 8)

Last week: Won 39-16 at Pinewood Christian

This week: Home vs. Westfield School

The skinny: The Knights began region play Friday with a convincing win over Pinewood. They will be at home this week for a game against Westfield which has just one win.

  1. Glynn Academy (3-3, 0-0 Region 2-6A)

Last week: Lost 20-9 at Camden County

This week: Off

The skinny: The Red Terrors closed out their brutal three-game road stretch with at loss Saturday at Camden. The loss was the third in a row for the Terrors who also lost at Wayne and Ware the two previous weeks. Glynn is off this week before facing Richmond Hill on Oct. 12 in its first region game. 

  1. Brunswick(3-3, 0-0 Region 2-6A)

Last week: Won 42-6 over Monroe

This week: Home vs. Richmond Hill

The skinny: The Pirates won their second in a row Friday with their big win over the Tornadoes. BHS will be at home this week to open its region schedule versus Richmond Hill.

  1. Richmond Hill (2-3, 0-0 Region 2-6A)

Last week: Won 52-6 at Bluffton (S.C.)

This week: at Brunswick

The skinny: The Wildcats are back in the power rankings following their blow-out victory Friday at Bluffton. They will visit Brunswick Friday night to begin region action.

Kevin Price is a freelance writer for AllOnGeorgia with more than 20 years experience in journalism and communications.

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