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Lovejoy alone atop region standings
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The Region 2-AAAAAA football landscape got a little clearer last Friday, as Lovejoy assumed the top position in the region with an unblemished 2-0 mark in region play.

The Wildcats' defense made its presence felt last week against Rockdale County, holding the Bulldogs to just a field goal in a 23-3 road win.

The victory over Rockdale County marked the fourth consecutive win for Lovejoy, propelling the Wildcats into the No. 4 position in the state's latest football rankings.

Lovejoy returns to action this week at home against Morrow.

The Newton Rams earned their way into the top half of the region standings, despite a 2-3 overall record, with a win over rival Alcovy last week.

The Tigers opened the game with a 91-yard kickoff return for a touchdown, but the Rams battled back to score 17 unanswered points.

The win earned Newton its first region victory of the year, moving them ahead of the Tigers and the Bulldogs in the region standings.

Newton returns to the gridiron tonight at Sharp Stadium against Druid Hills at 7:30 p.m. The Red Devils are currently the only two-loss team in the region.

Alcovy, Rockdale County and Luella all carry 1-1 marks in region play.

The Tigers are off this week, but will return to region play Oct. 17 in a Thursday night road contest against Morrow.

The Bulldogs have a chance to earn a winning record in region play tonight on the road against Luella. Last week, Luella evened its region record with a 37-0 shutout victory over Druid Hills.

Rockdale County beat Luella 21-20 at home last year, handing the Lions their second loss in region play in 2012.

Morrow currently sits in the sixth spot in the region with a 0-1 record in league play. The Mustangs will go on the road to face the Wildcats at 7:30 p.m. tonight.