It was a bad weekend to be a public school in Columbia County not named Greenbrier.
The three other schools fell in double-digit defeats.
Harlem (2-5, 0-3) blew a 12-6 halftime lead over heavily-favored Glenn Hills, falling to the Spartans 21-12. The Bulldog defense forced five turnovers but had trouble capitalizing on them.
The Spartans (6-1, 3-0) completed only one pass, a 34-yard completion on a fourth-and-27 late in the third quarter to set up a one-yard touchdown run by Ricky Young.
Harlem quarterback Brendan Gray had a good game, rushing for 98 yards and a touchdown.
Lakeside (2-3-1, 0-3) faced similar struggles in a 19-14 loss to Jones County.
The Panthers started the season 2-1-1 with a win over Jefferson County and a tie against Washington-Wilkes. They have lost two in a row and all three region games of the season, with Statesboro and Evans on the horizon.
Statesboro (6-0, 3-0) showed why it is ranked No. 1 in the state with a 27-7 win over Evans.
The Knights (4-2, 2-1) fell into a three-way tie for second place in the region with Greenbrier and Jones County after giving up 318 yards on the ground. Evans mustered only 67 rushing yards on 27 carries against one of the top defenses in the state.
Behind the running of Dillon Quick, Jay Harmon and Lee Banks, Augusta Christian ended a two-game losing streak with a 35-16 win over Porter Gaud.
The Lions (3-3) had 331 yards rushing on 43 carries while Porter Gaud had 139 on 46 carries.
Harmon ran for 153 and Quick added 100 as the Lions geared up for a region match-up with Cardinal Newman this Friday.
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