Six of the 12 weeks in the GHSA 2013 regular season schedule now in the record books and there are four Gwinnett County public high schools that remain undefeated, and two that are still in search of their first W of the season. Archer, Collins Hill, Peachtree Ridge, and North Gwinnett have all been impressive, while Meadowcreek and Parkview have not.
North Gwinnett (4-0, 2-0) did not play this week, but has already earned a win against Norcross (3-2, 2-1) and has an early advantage in the race for the Region 7 AAAAAA title. Archer (5-0, 3-0), Collins Hill (4-0, 2-0) and Peachtree Ridge (5-0, 3-0) all played, as did Meadowcreek (0-4, 0-2) and Parkview (0-5, 0-3).
Archer and Peachtree Ridge stayed home for their wins, the Tigers against Dacula (2-3, 2-1), 31-14, and the Lions against Habersham Central, 49-0. Collins Hill traveled to Lawrenceville and won easily over Mountain View (1-4, 1-2), 42-13.
The Mustangs were home against Duluth (1-4, 1-2) in one of the two games between winless teams, and were hammered by the Wildcats, 34-7. Meadowcreek has now surrendered 180 points in four games (45 PAPG) while scoring only 21 (5 PPG). The Panthers traveled to Snellville for the rivalry game with Brookwood (1-3, 1-1) in the other contest pairing winless teams. Parkview was unable to mount any offensive attack against the Broncos D and left the field with their fifth consecutive loss.
In the Examiner Game of the Week, Norcross scored 17 unanswered points to overcome a halftime deficit and defeat Mill Creek (3-2, 1-2).
The two remaining Gwinnett matchups saw Central Gwinnett (2-2, 2-0) and South Gwinnett (1-4, 0-3) square off in Snellville, while Shiloh (3-2, 1-2) traveled to Loganville to play Grayson (2-3, 1-1).
The Black Knights defeated the Comets by 27, 41-14, while improving their region mark to 2-0.
The Rams showed tremendous heart in dismantling the Generals, 44-3, following a disappointing 1-3 start to their season that has seen them tumble from the top state and national rankings.
Buford (4-2, 1-0) and Lanier (4-1, 1-1) both had region non-county games. The Wolves hosted Banks County (0-5, 0-2), and won their second consecutive game by a 63-0 score. The Longhorns (4-1, 1-1) went on the road to play Monroe Area (5-0, 1-0) in a battle of undefeated teams that saw Lanier doubled up, 56-28, by Monroe Area.
Examiner rankings after Week 6 action:
Class AAAAAA-Region 7
- North Gwinnett
- Peachtree Ridge
- Collins Hill
- Mill Creek
- Mountain View
- Habersham Central
Class AAAAAA-Region 8
- Central Gwinnett
- South Gwinnett
Buford is in Class AAA, Region 7.
Lanier is in Class AAAA, Region 8.
Related: Week 5 Recap
Examiner picked eight of this week’s 10 winners, and is now 37-12 for the season.
Watch for the Week 7 Preview, published on Thursday.
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