SBLive’s Georgia Top 25: Mill Creek, North Cobb and Westlake leap into the Top 10

By Zach Edmondson | Photo by Josh Major

Two weeks of the fall 2021 Georgia high school football season are in the books, and Mill Creek and Westlake were two of the biggest risers in our weekly Top 25.

North Cobb rebounded from a Week 1 loss with a dominant win over Milton, and Marist coach Alan Chadwick earned his 400th career win.

Here are SBLive’s Top 25 Georgia high school football rankings heading into Week 3. The statewide rankings span all classifications.

SBLIVE’S GEORGIA TOP 25

1. Collins Hill (2-0)

Last week: 1

Collins Hill remains at No. 1 after a forfeit win over Sprayberry in Week 2. The Eagles will face Greenville Christian (Mississippi) on Friday at Milton High School as part of the three-day Freedom Bowl.

2. Buford (2-0)

Last week: 6

Buford beat Clarke Central 16-3 in a nail-biter at Clarke Central. The game ended with a Buford pick-six.

3. River Ridge (2-0)

Last week: 5

River Ridge remains in the top five after another a dominating performance in week two. River Ridge beat Woodstock 49-14 on the road. 

4. Lee County (2-0)

Last week: 8

Lee County put up an incredible 64 points and held Jackson scoreless in a massive Week 2 win. 

5. Grayson (1-1)

Last week: 7

Grayson bounced back from its Week 1 upset loss to Creekside, beating McEachern 21-7.

6. Walton (2-0)

Last week: 9

Walton beat Pope 34-7 in Week 2. 

7. Mill Creek (2-0)

Last week: 22

Mill Creek dominated former No. 2 Norcross 43-13 to move way up the rankings. 

8. North Cobb (1-1)

Last week: 16

After a tough loss in Week 1 to No. 2 Buford, North Cobb rebounded with a dominant 40-21 home win over former No. 4 Milton.

9. Warner Robins (2-0)

Last week: 13

Warner Robins followed up its convincing Week 1 win over Valdosta with a 50-34 win over Archer to remain unbeaten.

10. Westlake (2-0)

Last week: 18

Westlake enters the top 10 of the SBLive Top 25 after its 31-24 upset victory at former No. 3 Colquitt County in Week 2.

11. Cartersville (2-0)

Last week: 10

Cartersville remains unbeaten after a 38-31 victory over West Forsyth. 

12. Colquitt County (1-1)

Last week: 3

Colquitt County lost to Westlake 31-24 after quarterback RJ Johnson ran in the game-winning score late in the fourth quarter. 

13. Lowndes (1-1)

Last week: 11

Lowndes sent Griffin home with its first loss of the season in Week 2. The Vikings won 44-34 at home.

14. Carrollton (2-0)

Last week: 14

Carrollton beat John’s Creek 41-28 in Week 2.  

15. Langston Hughes (1-1)

Last week: 12

Langston Hughes led Allatoona 6-0 in the second quarter before the game was canceled because of lightning.

16. Evans (2-0)

Last week: 17

Evans beat Hephzibah 27-6 in Week 2.

17. Norcross (1-1)

Last week: 2

Norcross takes a tumble down the rankings after losing to Mill Creek 43-13 in Week 2. 

18. Milton (1-1)

Last week: 4

Milton, playing without injured star defensive lineman Lebbeus Overton, couldn’t slow down North Cobb’s running game in Week 2, losing 40-21.

19. Valdosta (1-1)

Last week: 21

Valdosta got its first win of the season in dominant fashion, beating Madison County (Florida) 52-0.

20. Fitzgerald (2-0)

Last week: 20

Fitzgerald beat Irwin 18-15 in Week 2.

21. Starr’s Mill (2-0)

Last week: 24

Starr’s Mill followed up its Week 1 win over Newnan with a huge 53-0 victory over Mt. Zion.

22. Marist (1-0)

Last week: 23

Marist beat Blessed Trinity 28-13 in its first game of the year, giving coach Alan Chadwick his 400th career win, becoming just the second Georgia high school football coach in history to reach that milestone. 

23. Rome (1-0)

Last week: 19

Rome was idle in Week 2 and will face Cherokee on Friday. 

24. Cedar Grove (1-0)

Last week: unranked

Cedar grove beat Tucker 52-10 in Week 2. 

25. Rabun County (1-1)

Last week: unranked 

Rabun County beat Pace Academy 47-14 in Week 2. 

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