SBLive’s Georgia Top 25: Collins Hill exhales, and Langston Hughes stands pat despite big win

By Zach Edmondson | Photo by Macen Howells

Collins Hill scored a blowout win over Peachtree Ridge in Week 7, but the gasp of the game came in the first quarter when do-everything wide receiver/defensive back Travis Hunter went down with an injury.

Early reports speculated that the injury would be season-ending, but si.com reported that Hunter suffered a high-ankle issue and is expected to be out four to six weeks.

Here are SBLive’s Top 25 Georgia high school football rankings heading into Week 8. The statewide rankings span all classifications.

SBLIVE’S GEORGIA TOP 25

1. Collins Hill (7-0)

Last week: 1

Collins Hill remains undefeated, but star player Travis Hunter suffered an ankle injury vs. Peachtree Ridge. Head coach Lenny Gregory doesn’t think the injury will end Hunter’s season

2. Warner Robins (6-0)

Last week: 2

Camden County was the latest team that had no answers for Warner Robins’ offense, as the Demons cruised to a 77-34 win.

3. North Cobb (4-1)

Last week: 3

North Cobb had a bye in week 7 and will face Harrison on Friday at home. 

4. Milton (5-1)

Last week: 4

After getting off to a slow start, Milton advanced to 5-1 after a 55-27 rout of Alpharetta. 

5. Buford (5-1)

Last week: 5

Buford achieved its second consecutive region shutout after beating Habersham 58-0 in Week 7.

6. Mill Creek (6-0)

Last week: 6

Mill Creek trailed by a point at the half but remains undefeated after surging to beat North Gwinnett 36-17. 

7. Lee County (6-1)

Last week: 7

After suffering its only loss of the season to Warner Robins in Week 6, Lee County returned to its winning ways by beating North Miami Beach 68-49.

8. Cartersville (5-0)

Last week: 10

Cartersville is still undefeated after its 43-7 rout of Cass.

9. Colquitt County (5-1)

Last week: 9

Colquitt had a bye in Week 7 and will face Alcovy on Friday at home. 

10. Walton (3-1)

Last week: 8

Walton had a bye week in Week 7 and will face Hillgrove on Friday. 

11. Creekside (5-1)

Last week: 11

Creekside dominated in Week 7 game vs. Forest Park, winning 63-7. 

12. Langston Hughes (5-1)

Last week: 12

Langston Hughes scored one of the biggest wins of the week over Westlake but stands pat at No. 12 since none of the teams ahead of the Panthers lost.

13. Jefferson (6-0)

Last week: 16

Jefferson continued to rack up one-sided victories by blowing out East Hall 63-0.

14. Lowndes (4-2)

Last week: 14

Lowndes did all of its scoring in the first half in beating Alcovy 34-7 in Week 7. 

15. Brookwood (4-2)

Last week: 17

Brookwood achieved its first shutout of the season vs. Mountain View, beating the Bears 34-0.

16. Grayson (5-2)

Last week: 13

Grayson moved to 1-1 in region play after eking out a 17-14 win over South Gwinnett.

17. Westlake (4-2)

Last week: 15

Westlake lost 31-24 to Langston Hughes in the Lions’ first region game of the year, falling just short of the goal line on the last play of the game.

18. Marietta (3-2)

Last week: 18

Marietta had a bye in Week 7 and will play at North Paulding to begin region play on Friday. 

19. Coffee (5-0)

Last week: 19

Coffee had a bye in Week 7 and will face UCF commit quarterback Thomas Castellanos and Ware County to begin region play on Friday at home. 

20. Rabun County (5-1)

Last week: 20 

Rabun County outlasted Pierce County 28-21 in the Wildcats’ last non-region game of the year. 

21. Calhoun (5-1)

Last week: 22

Calhoun opened up region play with a huge 63-17 win over Hiram in Week 7 and has a big road game against Justice Haynes and Blessed Trinity on Friday.

22. Benedictine (4-2)

Last week: 25

After losing two straight games to begin the year, Benedictine has scored at least 48 points a game during its four-game win streak.

23. Trinity Christian (6-0)

Last week: Unranked

Trinity Christian is undefeated and cruising (every win has been by at least 30) heading into its last non-region game of the year this week.

24. Woodward Academy (5-0)

Last week: 23

Woodward Academy improved to 3-0 in its region after beating Jonesboro 24-7.

25. Marist (3-1)

Last week: 24

Marist’s game vs. Hapeville Charter that was supposed to happen on Thursday, Sept. 30, has been rescheduled to Wednesday, Oct. 6.

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