We take a look at the Class AA teams in action around NWGA this week.
#11 Bremen Blue Devils
The Devils feel like this may be their year and they do have the talent. They open the season in front of the home crowd verse Landmark Christian. The War Eagles are coming off a 1-10 season and Bremen has to be careful not to over look them with rival Bowdon up next.
The Indians return 3x 1000 yard rusher LaShaun Lester and potential DPOY in 7AA Rowan Burdick for their senior seasons and they are surrounded by a host of good athletes on both sides of the ball in ’21. They get a good test right out of the gate hosting the Adairsville Tigers from 6AAA.
Dade County Wolverines
The Wolverines have to replace a 2000 yd QB but the new guy will have a couple of the best WR’s in 7AA as targets. Both at 6’3, Senior Brodie Swader and Junior David Cole will give DBs fits this year. Dade Co will be hosting Gordon Lee on Friday in what is usually a shootout.
Fannin County Rebels
The defending 7AA Champs host rival Union County. Fannin Co has to replace NWGAFootball POY Luke Holloway at QB but my gut tells me these guys know how to win.
Gordon Central Warriors
Tough test on the road for the Warriors as they jump up 3 classes to take on the Woodland Wildcats. The Warriors have a big OL this season and will be ready when 7AA play begins next month.
#8 Haralson Co Rebels
5AA OPOY Clay Hyatt returns for his Senior season when the Rebels travel North to take on the #15 Pepperell Dragons in Lindale. The defense has been outstanding in the preseason against 2 very good opponents , Cedar Grove and Dublin. They will have their work cut out for them this week trying to slow Pepperells RB DJ Rogers. Must see game if you are in the Lindale Area.
Heard County Braves
The Braves host South Atlanta, a AA playoff team from 2020, to open the season. Senior QB Maurice French and WR Isaiah O’Neal have been a lethal combination in the preseason and will look to continue that Friday.
Model Blue Devils
The Devils have been one of the most impressive teams on defense during the preseason , only allowing 7 total 1st half points in their 2 scrimmages. They will have their work cut out for them Friday as they host the Sonoraville Phoenix from 6AAA who have had an impressive scrimmage season themselves.
#15 Pepperell Dragons
The Dragons host the #8 Haralson County Rebels. They will have to make some room to run for Preseason All State RB DJ Rogers against a big Rebel defense if they are going to pull the upset.
#14 Temple Tigers
Temple lost a lot of talented Seniors off last years squad. This young bunch looks ready to take over and get the Tigers over the hump, missing the playoffs last year by a OT. Junior QB Cam Vaughn caught the eyes of college scouts this Summer and is more than capable of leading the Tigers in their matchup with cross county rival Bowdon.