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Power Poll: Top two teams stay same while Camden makes big jump to third

Following Week 3 of the high school football season, there has been more movement in the Southeast Georgia High School Football Power Poll.

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The top two teams in the rankings remained the same with Wayne County holding onto the top spot after getting a scare from Richmond Hill and Glynn Academy staying put at No. 2 after an easy win Friday at home over Groves.

But, outside of the top two spots, there was a shakeup in the rankings for this week.

Camden County makes a huge move forward from eighth to third following a blowout of Locust Grove this past Friday in Kingsland.

Meantime, other teams lost and dropped in the rankings while a few teams either won or lost and kept their same spot in the power rankings.

The power poll now looks like this:

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

Last week: Won 23-21 vs. Richmond Hill

This week: at Beaufort (S.C.) 

The skinny: The Yellow Jackets trailed 21-13 early in the third quarter but battled back to tie the score and then recorded a safety to get out of their own stadium with a narrow win over Richmond Hill.

  1. Glynn Academy (2-1, 0-0 Region 2-6A, ranked No. 6)

Last week: Won 49-0 vs. Groves

This week: Off.

The skinny: The Red Terrors went up and down the field on the Rebels, and the game was called at halftime due to a lightening storm in the area of Glynn County Stadium. Glynn is off this week and has two weeks to prepare for its next game at Wayne County.

  1. Camden County (2-1, 0-0 Region 1-7A)

Last week: Won 51-13 vs. Locust Grove

This week: at Richmond Hill

The skinny: The Wildcats make a large leap into the third spot after falling to eighth with the loss to Wren (S.C.) in Week 2. Logan Watson threw five touchdown passes for the Wildcats which held Locust Grove to two scores after the visitors had scored 40-plus points in each of their first two games.

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

Last week: Won 38-0 vs. Beach

This week: Home vs. Randolph-Clay

The skinny: The Bears first-team defense has yet to allow a single point through the first three games of the season, and the Bears have posted back-to-back shutouts.

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

Last week: Lost 23-6 at Statesboro.

This week: Home vs. Evans

The skinny: The Panthers fell from third in the power poll after getting upset last week by upstart Statesboro. Liberty lost its starting quarterback early in the game to an apparent knee injury.

  1. Charlton County (2-1, 0-0 Region 2-A, ranked No. 8)

Last week: Lost 21-0 at Appling County

This week: Off

The skinny: The Indians suffered their first loss of the season while the Pirates earned their first win under new head coach Rick Tomberlin. Charlton had not been shut out since losing 44-0 to Turner County in the 2015 season.

  1. Ware County(2-1, 0-0 Region 2-5A, ranked No. 9)

Last week: Lost 21-14 vs. Coffee

This week: Home vs. Jonesboro

The skinny: The Gators lost the Border War to the Trojans a second straight year by the same score. Ware will be back in action Friday with a home game against Jonesboro.

  1. Richmond Hill (1-1, 0-0 Region 2-5A)

Last week: Lost 23-21 at Wayne County

This week: Home vs. Camden County

The skinny: The Wildcats saw a 21-13 disappear in the second half when they had top-ranked Wayne County against the ropes. Richmond Hill will be in another heavyweight battle this week at home against Camden.

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

Last week: Won 60-40 at Lanier County

This week: Home vs. Bethlehem Christian

The skinny: The Knights outscored Lanier on the road to record their first victory of the season. The win also was the first for the Knights in three tries against a Georgia High School Association team.

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

Last week: Won 49-7 at McIntosh Co. Academy

This week: Off

The skinny: The Pirates took out their early-season frustrations against a rebuilding McIntosh team. Brunswick is off this week and thus has two weeks to get ready for its first home game of the season against Camden.















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

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