By Brett Taylor
Well we are two weeks into the season and we have already seen the fireworks shoot off in multiple games across the mid-state. Some teams have found mid-season form already in the first couple of weeks, while others are still searching for the chemistry required to make this season a success. Middle Georgia is always filled with talented football players and teams and it seems so far in the 2015 season we are seeing much of the same.
The Westfield Hornets dropped a hard fought game at Valwood, down in Hahira, last Friday 55-28. While that seems to be a blowout victory for the Valiants it was very much a tight affair until mid-way through the 4th quarter. Westfield trailed by 6 until six minutes to go in the 4th quarter Friday. Truth be told, the Hornets played a very sloppy game against a well-coached and talented Valiants bunch. Turnovers, penalties and cramping really hurt the defending champs.
The good news for the Hornets, this game really has no effect on any playoff standings. The Hornets have been down this road before, check the last two seasons, and have come out on the other end very well. The important step now is to not let the Valiants stick in your mind. The Hornets still have all of their goals intact.
Deerfield-Windsor lost a heartbreaker to North Florida Christian Friday. We know the Knights are always a well-coached and tough football team. They will bounce back from this defeat in true Knight fashion.
John Milledge continues to roll. They defeated the Heritage Hawks 37-7 Friday night. They should be a huge challenge for the Hornets in region 4 this season.
How about Houston County? 41-13 victory over the Veterans Hawks and most of the scoring was done in 2 quarters of football by the Bears. Jake Fromm looked solid in a 350 yard performance and the running game is better than advertised. The state better take notice.
Warner Robins wins a huge game over Peach County 44-34 in Fort Valley. Talk about a statement win! The Demons may surprise people in region 2-AAAAA this season with a top 2 seed.
Jones County held serve over Morgan County 30-13. Not sure how much we learned about the Greyhounds but a win is still a win.
The first few weeks of football season are filled with tons of overreaction. If teams have won big their fans are touting premature playoff success after only week 2. If a team suffers a tough loss then fans of that team are distraught and uncertain over the year's future. It is hard to determine how true each team will be to the current form say in mid-October. Some teams need major work and others simply need minor tweaks. Westfield will be fine. Houston is very good. Veterans will play hard in their region but could face a similar record as last season. Warner Robins may turn out better than expected. Jones County, too early to tell. Those are the conjecture points after week 2. But this early in the season everything is still up for debate!