It was quite an opening week with the two highest ranked teams in our preseason rankings losing. With preseason No. 1 Lowndes and No. 2 Grayson starting 0-1, Buford is No. 1 in the first in-season High School Football America Georgia Top 25 powered by NFL Play Football, the NFL’s initiative to provide fun and engaging experience for players of all ages and skill levels.
The defending 6A champion Wolves grab the top spot on the strength of their 35-27 win over No. 10 North Cobb. Actually, Buford was in trouble in the third quarter, trailing 14-0. The Wolves ripped-off five consecutive scores to avenge last season’s loss to the Warriors.
No. 2 Colquitt County also needed a comeback to beat Marietta 28-25. The Packers picked-up the road win after trailing 18-7 in the third.
CC will face another test this week when the Packers face No. 15 Westlake.
In all, there will be five Top 25 head-to-head game this week.
No. 3 Milton goes against North Cobb. Milton shutout Hapeville Charter 45-0 on Friday, scoring on six of its first ten possessions.
The third Top 25 head-to-head will be at No. 19 Mill Creek where the Hawks will play No. 14 Norcross.
Mill Creek enters the Top 25 after an impressive 43-10 win over Parkview in the Corky Kell Classic at Mercedes Benz Stadium on Saturday. Parkview entered the game ranked No. 189 in our national rankings.
Right at you 🏈 Mill Creek 16-0 with :12 to go in 1st. pic.twitter.com/A97wpd3HDH— High School Football America (@HSFBamerica) August 21, 2021
Congratulations to Norcross head coach Keith Maloof, who won his 200th career game with a 42-30 win over Hillgrove.
The final two intra-Top 25 games are: No. 9 Blessed Trinity vs. No. 23 Marist and No. 5 Warner Robins playing No. 23 Archer.
The shock of the week was Creekside’s 19-14 defeat of defending 7A champ Grayson. The Seminoles soar into the statewide rankings at No. 12, while Grayson tumbles to No. 13.
Walton’s overtime win over top-ranked Lowndes puts the Raiders at No. 6 this week. Lowndes is No. 7 in this week’s Top 25.
On the national scene, 17 Georgia teams are ranked in our Top 25.
Related: High School Football America national rankings
High School Football America Georgia Top 25
No. 1 Buford (1-0)
No. 2 Colquitt County (1-0)
No. 3 Milton (1-0)
No. 4 Collins Hill (1-0)
No. 5 Warner Robins (1-0)
No. 6 Walton (1-0)
No. 7 Lowndes (0-1)
No. 8 Lee County (1-0)
No. 9 Blessed Trinity (1-0)
No. 10 North Cobb (0-1)
No. 11 Brookwood (0-1)
No. 12 Creekside (1-0)
No. 13 Grayson (0-1)
No. 14 Norcross (1-0)
No. 15 Westlake (1-0)
No. 16 Cartersville (1-0)
No. 17 McEachern (1-0)
No. 18 Mill Creek (1-0)
No. 19 Archer (0-1)
No. 20 Cherokee (1-0)
No. 21 Roswell (1-0)
No. 22 Marist (0-0)
No. 23 Ware County (1-0)
No. 24 Parkview (0-1)
No. 25 Valdosta (0-1)
Editor’s Note: The High School Football America national, regional and state rankings are developed using our proprietary algorithm.