Crushing South Columbus (N.C.) and Green Sea-Floyds is one thing.
But after beating Georgetown 20-3 on Friday night, it's clear that Loris' lofty No. 3 ranking in Class AA is for real. The Lions are now undefeated overall and 3-0 against teams from Region VII-AAA. Jamie Snider's team is exactly where many of us believed they would be heading into its own region play.
Loris' defense has allowed just 17 points through five games - a stout 3.4 points per game average - a figure that is far and away the best in all of Class AA. In a matter of weeks, the Lions will have their showdown with division front-runner Dillon.
But what Loris does in the coming three weeks will factor into exactly what that game means.