Region 8-AA is also subdivided into two subregions and on paper, one side
looks to be much stronger that the other.
The South side of the region
appears loaded with Greene County, Morgan County, Washington-Wilkes and
Putnam County making up part of that group. Greene County features one
of the state's more-exciting players in quarterback Josh Nesbitt (2,833
passing yards and 31 TDs; 1,252 rushing yards and 22 TDs), while Washington-Wilkes
jumps up to 8-AA after losing to Lincoln County in the Class A state championship
game last year.
Morgan County reached the quarterfinals
in 2005, finishing 9-3, while
Oglethorpe County went 6-4 while playing a non-region schedule. Putnam
County looks to rebound from a down season in 2005 which saw the War Eagles
finish with a 4-6 record.
The North side of the region
consists of Banks County, Dawson County, Fannin
County, Rabun County and Union County. Only Dawson County posted a winning
season last year at 7-3 but still missed the playoffs. Defensive tackle
and Georgia Tech commitment Logan Wells hopes to lead the Tigers into
the postseason in 2006.
Fannin County, which lost its
last five games, drops to 8-AA from Region 7-AAA. Banks, Rabun and Union
County each struggled a year ago, combining for six wins.