1. Central, 1-1, defeated Fairfield 35-0: For the second straight week, the Central defense looked very strong. This time, it had some better offense to go along with it. As stated before, this is still the top team in the area, regardless of record.
2. Carver, 1-1, defeated Spencer 26-0: Carver got back on track with a shutout over Spencer. It was a good win and showcased a number of things that the Tigers can do well. After a slow start against Opelika, they have played seven straight quarters of good football.
3. Northside, 1-0, did not play: After a season-opening win, the Patriots took a week off last week. They'll hang on to the No. 3 spot, but have a tough contest against Spencer on tap this week.
4. Hardaway, 2-0, defeated Harris County 20-17: Hardaway is 2-0 for the first time since 2013, and picking up a win against Harris County was no small feat. The Hawks are undoubtedly improved, but will have a stiff test next against Lee County.
5. Columbus, 1-0, defeated Jordan 62-21: Was anyone worried about the Columbus offense after losing some starters? Because, apparently, they shouldn't have been. The Blue Devils put up 62 points in a commanding effort that should inspire confidence that they can contend again this season.
6. Harris County, 1-1, lost to Hardaway 20-17: The Tigers had chances to win last week, but ultimately lost one in the final seconds of the game. Still, this team is improved from last year and should only get better as the season goes along.
7. Smiths Station, 1-1, defeated Dothan 20-9: After a close loss in Week 1, the Panthers got back on track in the second week of the year. So far, the defense has been strong, allowing just 26 points in the first two games of the season.
8. Shaw, 0-1, lost to Upson-Lee 23-13: Shaw played close with a team that has been a perennial contender the past two or three seasons. The Raiders were strong on defense, as expected, but still trying to work things out offensively.
9. Russell County, 0-2, lost to Valley 21-20: The Warriors were as close to ending their losing streak as they've been in two years last week, but fell just short. It's tough to come that close and not get there, but there has been obvious improvement on both sides of the football.