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Monday, September 22, 2014


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GHSF Daily Rankings Presented By Home Team Discount


1. (1) Colquitt County (5-0)

Last week: Beat Pelham 47-7. Colquitt returned two punts and an interception for touchdowns and ran only seven plays in the first half in leading 40-0. A running clock began in the second quarter, according to the Moultrie Observer. Next: Oct. 3 vs. Lowndes (5-0)

2. (2) Camden County (5-0)

Last week: Beat Wayne County 24-7. With QB Antonio Hamilton out injured, Camden did not attempt a pass in a game for the first time since 1992, when Luther Welsh was head coach. Sophomore RB Brandon McMasters rushed for 138 yards on 13 carries. Antonio Wimbush rushed for 54 yards, made five tackles and blocked a field-goal attempt. Next: Oct. 3 vs. Valdosta (5-0)

3. (3) Lowndes (5-0)

Last week: Beat Newton 17-13. Lowndes narrowly avenged a stunning 2013 defeat, and coach Randy McPherson got his 200th victory. Lowndes was outgained 291-282 in total yards but got a monster game from Corveon White, who had four sacks and two other tackles behind the line for 41 yards in losses. Next: Oct. 3 at Colquitt County (5-0)

4. (4) Grayson (4-0)

Last week: Beat Parkview 13-7. Brice Chase was 15-of-27 passing for 234 yards and a touchdown. Grayson's defense had six sacks and allowed its only points after Grayson lost a fumble at its 3-yard line. Friday at Berkmar (0-4)

5. (7) Valdosta (5-0)

Last week: Beat Veterans 34-0. Valdosta returned the opening kickoff for a touchdown, led 34-0 at halftime and allowed only four first downs and 76 yards in total offense. Valdosta has four shutouts, the most in a season since 2007. Next: Oct. 3 at Camden County (5-0)

6. (8) Hughes (2-1)

Last week: Off. Next: Friday at Douglas County (1-2)

7. (9) North Gwinnett (3-1)

Last week: Beat Collins Hill 42-24. North Gwinnett trailed 21-0 midway in the second quarter after Monty Horn threw three TD passes for Collins Hill. A blocked punt and score that made it 21-14 with 2:48 left in the half turned the tide. John Urzua was 20-of-33 passing for 322 yards and two touchdowns, and Joshua Imatorbhebhe had 10 catches for 177 yards. North Gwinnett had only 60 yards rushing. Next: Friday at Mill Creek (2-2)

8. (10) McEachern (2-2)

Last week: Beat Lovejoy 7-3. Bailey Hockman threw a 25-yard TD pass to T.J. Rahming with 1:09 left for the game-winner. McEachern survived four turnovers, one inside the Lovejoy 10-yard line in the final minutes. Next: Oct. 3 vs. Marietta (2-2)

9. (NR) Dacula (4-0)

Last week: Beat South Gwinnett 27-13. Dacula held South Gwinnett to 196 yards in total offense, 114 of that in the fourth quarter, according to the Gwinnett Daily Post. Dacula intercepted three passes, and C.J. Mayes returned one 28 yards for a touchdown and a 13-0 lead just 1:45 into the game. Next: Friday at Shiloh (1-2)

10. (5) Lovejoy (3-1)

Last week: Lost to McEachern 7-3. Lovejoy made one of three field-goal attempts. One was blocked, and another had a bad snap and hold. Next: Saturday at Mays (3-1)



1. (2) Ware County (4-0)

Last week: Beat Richmond Hill 28-0. Ware had 300 yards rushing, led by Raekwon Chatman's 86 on seven carries, and held Richmond Hill to 98 yards in total offense. Next: Friday vs. Bradwell Institute (0-3)

2. (4) Creekside (4-1)

Last week: Beat Stephenson 28-14. Bricen Terry rushed for 215 yards and a touchdown on 32 carries in a Region 6 crossover game between ranked teams. Creekside stopped Stephenson on a goal-line stand in the third quarter, then drove 98 yards for a touchdown to make it 14-14. Next: Oct. 3 vs. Mays (3-1)

3. (5) Kell (4-0)

Last week: Beat Forsyth Central 28-14. Cameron Rosendahl was 15-of-19 passing for 251 yards and two touchdowns, one a 73-yarder to break a 14-14 tie with 2:35 left in the third quarter. Kell has won 21 consecutive regular-season games. Next: Friday vs. Cambridge (3-0)

4. (6) Coffee (3-1)

Last week: Beat Glynn Academy 28-7. Coffee had more than 200 yards both rushing and passing. Sophomore RB Demetrius Davis rushed for 102 yards on 19 carries. QB Tyree Paul was 16-of-21 passing for 204 yards and three touchdowns. Next: Friday at Effingham County (3-1)

5. (NR) Jones County (4-0)

Last week: Beat Northside of Warner Robins 45-37. Jones County is ranked for the first time since 2001 and 4-0 for the first time since 1999. Bradley Hunnicutt was 17-for-27 passing for 359 yards and two touchdowns, both to Davian Daniel, who had seven catches for 166 yards. Jones County put up 561 yards in total offense and averaged 11.5 yards per play. Jones County had been 0-5 against Northside, which entered the game ranked No. 1. Next: Friday vs. Grovetown (2-2)

6. (1) Northside-Warner Robins (3-1)

Last week: Lost to Jones County 45-37. Northside put up 313 total yards and 21 first downs but suffered its most points allowed since losing to Tift County 46-27 in 1993. Willie Jordan rushed for 95 yards and two touchdowns, but Northside struggled passing, missing on 11 of 18 attempts. Next: Friday vs. Greenbrier (3-1)

7. (3) Stephenson (2-2)

Last week: Lost to Creekside 28-14. Leading 14-7 in the third quarter, Stephenson failed to score on a first-and-goal at the 1, then gave up a 98-yard scoring drive. A fumble on offense and a muffed punt made for a disastrous fourth quarter. Next: Oct. 3 vs. Miller Grove (3-1)

8. (7) Carver-Columbus (3-1)

Last week: Beat Troup 43-41. Jawon Pass was 13-of-14 passing for 208 yards and two touchdowns, and WR Nate Barley caught nine passes for 196 yards and two touchdowns, but Carver didn't have things in hand until Isham Alexander's 1-yard run with 7:42 left made it 43-27. Alexander scored three touchdowns and rushed for 126 yards. Next: Thursday at Columbus (2-2)

9. (8) Allatoona (4-0)

Last week: Off. Next: Friday vs. South Paulding (3-0)

10. (10) Houston County (4-0)

Last week: Beat Warner Robins 62-30. Jake Fromm was 29-of-38 passing for 282 yards. Kenny Gant rushed for 109 yards. Houston County scored on every second-half possession. Next: Friday at Lakeside-Evans (1-3)


Class AAAA

1. (1) Buford (4-0)

Last week: Beat White County 42-10. Buford gave up runs of 65 and 64 yards to White County's triple-option offense but otherwise dominated and won its 29th consecutive game (or 32nd straight not counting two forfeits in 2012). Next: Oct. 3 at Chestatee (1-2)

2. (2) Sandy Creek (4-0)

Last week: Off. Next: Friday vs. Auburn, Ala. (1-3)

3. (3) Griffin (4-0)

Last week: Beat Hampton 50-6. Griffin got good work from both of its quarterbacks. Anforne Stroud was 7-of-9 passing for 147 yards. Tylan Morton was 10-of-15 for 121 yards. Next: Saturday vs. Jonesboro (1-3)

4. (4) Marist (4-0)

Last week: Beat Stone Mountain 56-0. Marist allowed just 130 yards in total offense. Spencer Taylor scored on runs of 21 and 59 yards in the first quarter, when Marist opened a 28-0 lead. Next: Friday vs. Redan (0-4)

5. (6) Cartersville (2-1)

Last week: Off. Next: Friday at Gilmer (3-0)

6. (7) Thomas County Central (2-1)

Last week: Beat Bainbridge 20-10. Thomas Central held Bainbridge to two first downs and 61 total yards (only 1 yard after Bainbridge's opening drive), but didn't take a lead until Kelias Williams' 4-yard TD run made it 13-10 with 1:17 left in the third quarter. Next: Thursday vs. Americus-Sumter (2-2)

7. (8) Woodward Academy (3-1)

Last week: Beat Clarkston 57-0. Elijah Holyfield rushed for 124 yards and three touchdowns on eight carries and scored another touchdown on a 99-yard kickoff return. CB Marcus Hyatt returned an interception 77 yards for a score. Next: Friday at Eagle's Landing Christian (0-5)

8. (9) Cairo (3-1)

Last week: Beat Westover 20-19. Cairo won in overtime when Westover missed an extra point off a bad snap. Westover had scored on a 32-yard yard TD pass on fourth down. Jeremiah Hill scored Cairo's overtime touchdown on a 3-yard run. Next: Friday vs. Worth County (1-1)

9. (10) Whitewater (3-1)

Last week: Beat Eagle's Landing Christian 21-7. After a scoreless first half, Whitewater scored on three long TD runs, two by Christian Wofford and one by Ian McIntyre. Next: Oct. 3 vs. Mount Zion, Jonesboro (0-3)

10. (NR) Eagle's Landing (4-0)

Last week: Beat Spalding 26-16. Antonio Gibson caught 10 passes for 93 yards, rushed for 14 yards and threw a 43-yard TD pass for Eagle's Landing. Mac McDonald was 20-of-30 passing for 161 yards. Next: Friday vs. Eastside (2-2)


Class AAA

1. (1) Washington County (4-0)

Last week: Beat Burke County 47-27. QB A.J. Gray had another big night, rushing for 261 yards and four touchdowns and passing for 154 and two TDs. Next: Friday vs. Glenn Hills (0-4)

2. (2) Calhoun (4-0)

Last week: Beat North Murray 57-8. Olico Dennis rushed for 99 yards and three touchdowns on five carries. Kaelan Riley was 8-of-11 passing for 180 yards and two touchdowns and rushed for 81 yards in limited action. Next: Friday at Ringgold (3-1)

3. (3) Blessed Trinity (4-0)

Last week: Beat Jackson-Atlanta 42-0. Blessed Trinity held Jackson to 89 yards in total offense and returned two interceptions for touchdowns. Next: Friday at Douglass (2-2)

4. (4) Jefferson (4-0)

Last week: Off. Next: Friday at Jackson County (1-3)

5. (5) Peach County (4-0)

Last week: Beat Spencer 35-6. Spencer was stopped at its 7-yard line on a fake punt on the game's first possession. Peach County scored on that short drive, then got a 33-yard TD return of an interception three plays later, and things didn't improve for Spencer. Next: Friday at Rutland (1-3)

6. (6) Westminster (4-0)

Last week: Beat Towers 40-14. Westminster led 26-0 at halftime and was never threatened, although total yardage was surprisingly close (294-282). Sophomore DT Cortez Alston had three tackles for losses and forced a fumble. QB Rankin Woley was 9-of-16 passing for 95 yards and two touchdowns and rushed for 51 yards and a score. Next: Friday vs. Therrell (2-2)

7. (7) Westside-Macon (4-0)

Last week: Beat Central-Macon 35-7. Marcell Williams threw three TD passes after the game was tied 7-7 in the third quarter. Central had less than 200 yards of total offense and nine first downs. Next: Thursday vs. Kendrick (2-2)

8. (8) Central-Carrollton (4-0)

Last week: Beat Fayette County 10-0. Central was held to six first downs and completed only one of eight pass attempts but won with defense. Kirey Thompson had two sacks and another tackle for a loss. Next: Friday at Landmark Christian (4-0)

9. (9) Hart County (4-0)

Last week: Beat Oglethorpe County 74-12. Sean Harper returned the opening kickoff for a touchdown in a five-touchdown first quarter. Next: Friday at Elbert County (3-1)

10. (10) Adairsville (3-0)

Last week: Off. Next: Friday vs. Sonoraville (3-1)


Class AA

1. (1) Greater Atlanta Christian (4-0)

Last week: Beat Hapeville Charter 41-0. Micah Abernathy scored on runs of 57, 14 and 43 yards in the second quarter, after which GAC led 34-0. Next: Friday at B.E.S.T. Academy (2-2)

2. (2) Fitzgerald (4-0)

Last week: Beat Macon County 41-34. Fitzgerald rushed for 411 yards - 254 by Gerald Morgan on 35 carries and 131 by J.D. King on 24. Morgan scored five touchdowns, including the one that broke a 34-34 tie in the fourth quarter. Macon County's Devontae Hudson had six catches for 241 yards and three touchdowns. Next: Friday at Early County (1-2-1)

3. (3) Vidalia (4-0)

Last week: Beat McIntosh County Academy 43-0. QB Jordan Black scored three touchdowns, one on a punt return, as Vidalia won without completing a pass. MCA, Vidalia's second consecutive shutout victim, was held to 185 yards in total offense. Next: Friday vs. Groves (3-1)

4. (4) Lovett (3-2)

Last week: Beat B.E.S.T. Academy 42-28. QB Willie Candler was 12-of-18 passing for 131 yards and rushed for 59 yards and three touchdowns, the third that gave Lovett a 35-20 lead with 11:40 left. Jay Harris ran for 103 yards on 13 carries. Lovett survived Deshawn Waller's 254-yard rushing game. Lovett committed only one penalty and no turnovers. Next: Friday vs. KIPP Atlanta Collegiate (1-3)

5. (5) Benedictine (2-1)

Last week: Beat Bacon County 47-0. John Kennedy rushed for 108 yards and scored two touchdowns, and Zach Scott's 55-yard interception return gave Benedictine a 26-0 lead in the second quarter. Next: Friday vs. Bryan County (2-1)

6. (6) Brooks County (2-2)

Last week: Beat. Perry 22-3. Brooks had good balance as QB Demontay Jones was 5-of-10 passing for 152 yards and a touchdown and RB Ahmad Brown rushed for 110 yards on 12 carries. Exavius Medlock had three catches for 132 yards, scored a touchdown and intercepted a pass. Perry was held to 6 yards rushing and missed on 27 of 43 pass attempts. Next: Friday at Pelham (3-1)

7. (8) Jefferson County (2-2)

Last week: Beat Glenn Hills 53-10. Jefferson County broke 50 points for the first time since 2009. Next: Friday vs. Screven County (4-0)

8. (9) Lamar County (2-1-1)

Last week: Beat Ola 41-27. FB Juan Tucker rushed for 124 yards and three touchdowns on 16 carries, and RB Noah Eure had 118 yards and one touchdown on nine carries. Next: Friday vs. Alcovy (0-4)

9. (7) B.E.S.T. Academy (2-2)

Last week: Lost to Lovett 42-28. Deshawn Waller rushed for 254 yards and three touchdowns on 22 carries and totaled 373 all-purpose yards. But Lovett returned the opening kickoff for a touchdown, and B.E.S.T. never had the lead in a game that got away in the fourth quarter. Friday vs. Greater Atlanta Christian (4-0)

10. (NR) Darlington (3-1)

Last week: Beat Bowdon 24-19. Darlington coach Tommy Atha got his 100th victory. Trey Edge rushed for 136 yards and two touchdowns on 15 carries. His 21-yard TD run early in the fourth quarter that gave Darlington a 22-19 lead came a play after Bowdon muffed a punt. Next: Friday vs. Gordon Lee (1-3)


Class A

1. (1) Aquinas (4-0)

Last week: Beat Stratford Academy 28-27. Both teams scored four touchdowns, but Statford missed its extra-point try in the fourth quarter and led 27-21 before Aquinas rallied to win it. Ruben Garnett rushed for 208 yards on 28 carries, but Aquinas was only 3-of-10 passing. Stratford put up 390 yards rushing. Next: Friday at Mount de Sales (2-1)

2. (2) Marion County (3-0)

Last week: Beat Columbus 34-31. Marion led 34-10 in the third quarter but ran off the final 5:11 of the game after Columbus had pulled within three points with a third unanswered touchdown. Lorenzo Smothers rushed for 215 yards on 11 carries and scored on runs of 72, 26 and 70 yards. Next: Friday at Schley County (2-1)

3. (3) Calvary Day (3-0)

Last week: Beat Johnson County 9-8. Tyler Kilgore made a 35-yard field goal with 1.9 seconds left. Robert Heyward rushed for 132 yards and a touchdown on 15 carries. Next: Friday at Wheeler County (1-3)

4. (4) Mount Paran Christian (4-0)

Last week: Beat King's Ridge Christian 56-13. Mount Paran's Dorian Walker rushed for 221 yards and three touchdowns. Next: Friday vs. Pinecrest Academy (3-0)

5. (5) Charlton County (4-0)

Last week: Beat Atkinson County 33-0. Andrew Lee rushed for 202 yards, almost all of it in the first half as Charlton County took a 26-0 lead. Atkinson County crossed midfield only twice, once on the final play of the first half, the other on the final series of the game. Next: Friday vs. Turner County (2-2)

6. (8) Hawkinsville (4-0)

Last week: Beat Brookstone 33-7. Hawkinsville outrushed Brookstone 261 to minus-1. Reginald McDonald rushed for 113 yards and two touchdowns on 19 carries. Keshun Wright, Devin Adams and Royce Owens had 7.5 tackles for losses between them, and Tyrus Davis had two of Hawkinsville's four interceptions. Next: Friday vs. Central-Talbotton (2-2)

7. (7) Savannah Christian (4-0)

Last week: Beat Treutlen 50-0. Josh Chamblee rushed for 123 yards on 13 carries and was 5-of-7 passing for 117 yards. Next: Friday at Montgomery County (1-3)

8. (9) Landmark Christian (4-0)

Last week: Beat Josey 55-20. Landmark had 350 yards in total offense, most credited to Lofton Tidwell, who rushed for 82 yards and had 120 receiving. Next: Friday vs. Central-Carrollton (4-0)

9. (NR) Irwin County (2-1-1)

Last week: Beat Clinch County 47-7. Robert Moore rushed for 178 yards and two touchdowns on 26 carries, and Jakyron Young ran for 107 on nine. Irwin had 344 yards rushing. It was Clinch County's worst loss to a same-classification opponent since 1977 (Jeff Davis, 63-0). Next: Friday at Telfair County (4-0)

10. (NR) Pacelli (4-0)

Last week: Beat Greenville 35-26. Pacelli is ranked for the first time since 2007. KeyAndre Ashley rushed for 106 yards and scored two touchdowns, one on a pass reception. DeAndre Bowman rushed for 83 yards and a touchdown and intercepted two passes. Pacelli had four interceptions. Next: Friday vs. Dooly County (3-1)


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Saye It Ain't So

GHSF Daily's Chip Saye ranks the most surprising and notable results of the weekend:

 1. Jones County 45, Northside (Warner Robins) 37: Jones County knocked Northside out of the No. 1 spot in the Class AAAAA rankings with its first victory in six all-time meetings with the Eagles. Jones County, 4-0 for the first time since 1999, became the first team other than Warner Robins to beat Northside in the regular-season since Lowndes in 2008.


2. Roswell 33, Milton 31: Roswell (3-1, 2-0) knocked off an undefeated team for the second consecutive week - Walton was the first victim - and moved into a tie for first place with Etowah and Woodstock in Region 5-AAAAAA. Milton had climbed to No. 6 in the Class AAAAAA rankings after beating two-time defending champion Norcross in its previous game.


3. Winder-Barrow 46, Loganville 7: Winder-Barrow (2-2, 2-1), which hasn't made a playoff appearance since 2003, is in fourth place in Region 8-AAAAA after knocking off previously unbeaten Loganville. The Bulldoggs are in their first season under former Peachtree Ridge quarterbacks coach Heath Webb, who started the North Paulding program in 2008.


4. Heritage (Conyers) 35, Flowery Branch 16: Flowery Branch, which has finished first or second in 8-AAAAA for four consecutive seasons, fell to 0-2 in the region after losing to Heritage, which lost its first three games by a combined 14 points. Flowery Branch hasn't lost more than two region games in one year since 2004, which was its third varsity season.


5. Salem 19, Clarke Central 17: The craziness in Region 8-AAAAA continued in Athens, where Salem kicked a 21-yard field goal with 1:24 remaining to beat Clarke Central for the first time since 2004. Salem, which hasn't been to the playoffs since 2007, is tied for first place in the region at 3-0 (3-1 overall). Clarke Central fell to 1-2 in the region and 1-3 overall.


6. Houston County 62, Warner Robins 30: Houston County was considered a six-point underdog by the computer Maxwell Ratings despite holding the higher ranking (No. 10 in the GHSF Daily poll) and beating the Demons last season. The Bears' 62 points were the most allowed in a game by Warner Robins since a 67-13 loss to Macon's Lanier in 1966.


7. Washington-Wilkes 21, Thomson 18: This just goes to show that you can't compare scores. Washington-Wilkes fell from No. 2 all the way out of the Class AA rankings after losing to Jefferson County 14-7 in its previous game. That same Jefferson County team lost to Thomson 26-13 on Aug. 22. Washington-Wilkes had lost six straight against Thomson.


8. Aquinas 28, Stratford Academy 27: Aquinas of Class A almost became the second No. 1-ranked team to lose last week but scored a touchdown with 10 seconds remaining to extend its winning streak to 18 games. Aquinas was projected as a 20-point favorite by the Maxwell Ratings. Stratford is 1-2 after going 10-3 in the GISA last season.


9. Bleckley County 28, Dublin 21: Bleckley County picked up its first victory in four games this season and first in 11 all-time meetings with Dublin, which was No. 10 in AA last week. Bleckley County's record might be a bit deceptive, however, because the Royals' first three opponents - Dodge County, Hawkinsville and West Laurens - are a combined 10-2.


10. Claxton 29, Emanuel County Institute 23: Emanuel County Institute made its 2014 debut in the Class A rankings at No. 10 last week, but its stay was a short one. Claxton (2-1) handed the Bulldogs their first loss of the season and beat them for the second consecutive time after losing the previous seven meetings. The teams split two games last season.



Region Standings: Class AAAAAA


Region 1-AAAAAA




Last week

This week*

Camden County



d. Wayne Co. 24-7

Does not play

Colquitt County



d. Pelham 47-7

Does not play




d. Newton 17-13

Does not play

Tift County



d. Alcovy 42-7

Does not play




d. Veterans 34-0

Does not play

Lee County



d. Terrell Co. 51-6

vs. Mitchell Co.


Region 2-AAAAAA




Last week

This week




l. to McEachern 7-3

at Mays (Sat., L)




l. to Lowndes 17-13

Does not play

Rockdale Co.



l. to Stockbridge 54-24

Does not play




Did not play

at Clarkston (A)

Lakeside (Atlanta)



l. to Dunwoody 21-17

Does not play




l. to Tift Co. 42-7

at Lamar Co.


Region 3-AAAAAA




Last week

This week

East Coweta



Did not play

vs. Campbell




Did not play

at East Coweta




Did not play

at Douglas Co.




Did not play

at Westlake




Did not play

vs. Pebblebrook

Douglas County



Did not play

vs. Hughes




Did not play

vs. South Cobb

South Cobb



Did not play

at Newnan


Region 4-AAAAAA




Last week

This week




Did not play

at North Cobb

North Cobb



Did not play

vs. Harrison

Kennesaw Mountain



Did not play

at North Paulding




Did not play

at Marietta




Did not play

vs. Hillgrove




d. Lovejoy 7-3

Does not play

North Paulding



Did not play

vs. Kennesaw Mountain




Did not play

Does not play


Region 5-AAAAAA




Last week

This week




Did not play

at Woodstock




Did not play

vs. Etowah




d. Milton 33-31

Does not play




Did not play

at Pope




Did not play

at Wheeler




l. to Roswell 33-31

vs. Lassiter




Did not play

vs. Cherokee




Did not play

vs. Walton




Did not play

at Milton


Region 6-AAAAAA




Last week

This week




d. Johns Creek 50-7

at West Forsyth




d. Lambert 35-17

vs. Habersham Central

South Forsyth



d. North Forsyth 55-3

at Chattahoochee




d. Chattahoochee 45-31

at Johns Creek

West Forsyth



d. Habersham 56-35

vs. Northview




l. to Centennial 45-31

vs. South Forsyth




l. to Alpharetta 35-17

at North Forsyth

Habersham Central



l. to West Forsyth 56-35

at Alpharetta

Johns Creek



l. to Northview 50-7

vs. Centennial

North Forsyth



l. to South Forsyth 55-3

vs. Lambert


Region 7-AAAAAA




Last week

This week




d. Mountain View 19-7

vs. Duluth

North Gwinnett



d. Collins Hill 42-24

at Mill Creek

Peachtree Ridge



d. Meadowcreek 70-0

vs. Mountain View

Mill Creek



d. Duluth 42-0

vs. North Gwinnett

Collins Hill



l. to N. Gwinnett 42-24

vs. Meadowcreek




l. to Mill Creek 42-0

at Norcross




l. to Peach. Ridge 70-0

at Collins Hill

Mountain View



l. to Norcross 19-7

at Peachtree Ridge


Region 8-AAAAAA




Last week

This week




d. South Gwinnett 27-13

at Shiloh




d. Parkview 13-7

at Berkmar

Central Gwinnett



d. Shiloh 44-0

Does not play




l. to Grayson 13-7

vs. Archer




d. Berkmar 35-7

at South Gwinnett




l. to C. Gwinnett 44-0

vs. Dacula




Did not play

at Parkview

South Gwinnett



l. to Dacula 27-13

vs. Brookwood




l. to Brookwood 35-7

vs. Grayson


Note: All scores are courtesy of the Georgia High School Football Historians Association, Georgia Public Broadcasting and other media outlets. If a score is not accurate, it was reported incorrectly.


*All of this week's games are Friday unless noted.

Stadium key: A - Adams; L - Lakewood


Georgia High School Football Daily

OKGeorgia High School Football Daily is a free e-mail newsletter produced by Todd Holcomb and Chip Saye. Holcomb is a former lead high school football writer for the Atlanta Journal-Constitution and co-founder and primary researcher behind the Georgia High School Football Historians Association. Saye is a 25-year veteran of the newspaper industry who has covered high school sports for the Atlanta Journal-Constitution, Athens Banner-Herald, Anderson (S.C.) Independent-Mail and Gwinnett Daily News.







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No. 1 at more than 1  
With Ware County's ascension to No. 1 in the Class AAAAA rankings, Ware head coach Franklin Stephens has now led three No. 1-ranked teams at three different schools in four seasons. His 2013 Lamar County team was No. 1 entering the Class AA championship game, which it lost to Lovett. Stephens won state titles while at Tucker in 2008 and 2011. Here are the coaches that have taken two or more different schools to No. 1 rankings in Atlanta Journal-Constitution, Atlanta Journal or Atlanta Constitution polls.

Four schools

*Mike Hodges (Miller County, West Rome, Thomasville, Cairo)


Three schools

*Charlie Winslette (Greene County, Fayette County, West Rome)

*Tom "'T" McFerrin (Lithonia, Elbert County, Jefferson)

*Franklin Stephens (Tucker, Lamar County, Ware County)


Two schools

*Charlie Brake (Morgan County, Westminster)

*Gene Brodie (Central Macon, Tift County)

*Hale Burnette (Warren County, Washington-Wilkes)

*Howard "Buzz" Busby(Kendrick, Statesboro)

*Mike Castronis (Hogansville, Athens Academy)

*Joe Compton (Fitzgerald, Thomson)

*Wayman Creel (Northside of Atlanta, Lakeside of Atlanta)

*Robert Davis (Warner Robins, Westside of Macon)

*Donald Denning (Douglas County, Dublin)

*Lee Forehand (Manchester, Thomasville)

*Larry Freeman (Southeast Bulloch, Warren County)

*Charlie Greene (Thomas County Central, Valdosta)

*Billy Henderson (Clarke Central, Willingham)

*Jeff Herron (Oconee County, Camden County)

*Graham Hixon (Gainesville, Woodward Academy)

*Dwight Hochstetler(Greenville, Bowdon)

*Jim Hughes (Thomasville, Colquitt County)

*Nick Hyder (West Rome, Valdosta)

*French Johnson (Marietta, Chamblee)

*Jack Johnson (Cairo, Mitchell-Baker)

*Ralph Jones (Bainbridge, Cairo)

*Ray Lamb (Warren County, Commerce)

*Milt Miller (Worth County, Lowndes)

*Steve Pennington(Louisville, Statesboro)

*Tommy Perdue (R.E. Lee, Upson-Lee)

*Ed Pilcher (Thomas County Central, Early County)

*Ralph Pyburn (Savannah, Columbus)

*Jack Reynolds (Campbell of Smyrna, Richmond Academy)

*Weyman Sellers (Athens, Clarke Central)

*Jerry Sharp (East Rome, Darlington)

*Erik Soliday (Turner County, Americus)

*Rayvan Teague(Swainsboro, Carrollton)

*Bud Theodocion (Dykes, Morrow)

*Milan Turner (Emanuel County Institute, Thomson)

*Frank Vohun (Villa Rica, Washington-Wilkes)

*Rodney Walker (Stephens County, West Rome)


Sources: and Loren Maxwell



Jones County, the team that upset No. 1-ranked Northside of Warner Robins last week, has never won more than nine games in a season dating to the school's start in football in 1945. The school's most famous alumnus is probably a basketball player who was a first-round draft pick of the Atlanta Hawks. Who is he? (Answer Tuesday)


Answer to Friday's question: Schools named Archer, Campbell, Howard, Hughes, Lanier, Sequoyah and Walker existed before the current schools of those names opened. The locations of the previous schools are: Archer (Atlanta), Campbell (Fairburn), Howard (Atlanta), Hughes (Macon), Lanier (Macon), Sequoyah (Doraville) and Walker (Atlanta). None of the original schools are connected to the current ones. GACA Hall of Fame coach Billy Henderson is a graduate of Lanier. Pro Basketball Hall of Fame player Walt Frazier, also a high school quarterback, is a graduate of Howard.

Four Questions Presented By Georgia Prostate Cancer Coalition 

1GHSF Daily asked Georgia head coaches to answer these four questions. We'll report from a different head coach each day.


Jeff Kaiser, Tattnall County

1. Who is/was the most influential person in your coaching career?"Coach Buzz Busby, former head coach at Kendrick, Statesboro and Pike County. Coach was a stickler for organization, attention to detail and simple football."


2. Who is the best Georgia player you ever faced? "Tray Blackmon, LaGrange, 2004. Incredible defensive instincts. Very tenacious."


3. What is the best team you ever faced as a coach? "2002 Thomson Bulldogs. 15-0 state champions."


4. If you were Gary Phillips, the new head of the GHSA, what would be the first rule that you would try to change? "I would continue to tinker with reclassification. I think that there should be six public-school state champions and two private-school state champions."


The GHSA has teamed up with the Georgia Prostate Cancer Coalition to promote all games played on Sept. 26 "Know Your Score Night." In an effort to reduce prostate cancer deaths in Georgia, the evening is a reminder for men to have prostate exams and blood tests to establish their PSA "score." Officials will be using blue penalty flags, coaches on both sidelines will be wearing blue wristbands and players will wear symbolic blue ribbon helmets decals. To learn more, go to





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Weekend Scores

Thursday's games

Carver, Columbus 43, Troup 41

Crisp Co. 28, Dougherty 14

Screven Co. 36, Windsor Forest 8

Southwest 18, Jordan 14


Friday's games

Alpharetta 35, Lambert 17

Americus-Sumter 27, Albany 26

Appling Co. 31, Beach 6

Aquinas 28, Stratford Academy 27

Arabia Mountain 32, Chamblee 14

Athens Christian 42, Prince Ave. 32

Banks Co. 24, North Cobb Christian 8

Benedictine 47, Bacon Co. 0

Bleckley Co. 28, Dublin 21

Blessed Trinity 42, Jackson, Atl. 0

Bremen 40, Rockmart 24

Brooks Co. 22, Perry 3

Brookwood 35, Berkmar 7

Brunswick 40, Effingham Co. 19

Bryan Co. 33, Groves 21

Buford 42, White Co. 10

Cairo 20, Westover 19

Calhoun 57, North Murray 8

Calhoun Co. 14, Early Co. 12

Calvary Day 9, Johnson Co. 8

Camden Co. 24, Wayne Co. 7

Carrollton 46, North Hall 10

Cedar Grove 35, Douglass 7

Cedartown 45, Heard Co. 21

Centennial 45, Chattahoochee 31

Central, Carrollton 10, Fayette Co. 0

Central Gwinnett 44, Shiloh 0

Charlton Co. 33, Atkinson Co. 0

Chattahoochee Co. 45, Crawford 22

Claxton 29, Emanuel Co. Institute 23

Coffee 28, Glynn Academy 7

Colquitt Co. 47, Pelham 7

Columbia 48, Redan 13

Commerce 27, Athens Academy 20

Cook 35, Islands 0

Creekside 28, Stephenson 14

Creekview 42, Rome 39

Dacula 27, South Gwinnett 13

Dalton 35, Cass 0

Darlington 24, Bowdon 19

Decatur 16, North Clayton 7

Dodge Co. 24, Southeast Bulloch 6

Dooly Co. 55, Central, Talbotton 12

Dunwoody 21, Lakeside, Atlanta 17

Eagle's Landing 26, Spalding 16

East Laurens 43, Stewart Co. 6

Elbert Co. 40, Laney 20

Evans 29, Lakeside, Evans 14

Fellowship 13, Christian Heritage 12

First Presbyterian 62, Georgia Mil. 21

Fitzgerald 41, Macon Co. 34

Franklin Co. 47, East Jackson 7

Gainesville 48, Apalachee 7

George Walton 36, Providence 0

Gilmer 49, Murphy, N.C. 10

Grady 30, Lithonia 17

Grayson 13, Parkview 7

GAC 41, Hapeville Charter 0

Griffin 50, Hampton 6

Grovetown 42, Cross Creek 0

Haralson Co. 23, Temple 20

Harlem 20, Glascock Co. 17

Harris Co. 35, Callaway 17

Hart Co. 74, Oglethorpe Co. 12

Hawkinsville 33, Brookstone 7

Hebron Christian 49, Towns Co. 7

Henry Co. 36, Pike Co. 14

Hephzibah 38, New Hampstead 20

Heritage, Con. 35, Flow. Branch 16

Houston Co. 62, Warner Robins 30

Irwin Co. 47, Clinch Co. 7

Jackson Co. 31, East Hall 6

Jeff Davis 24, Long Co. 0

Jefferson Co. 53, Glenn Hills 10

Jenkins Co. 22, Wheeler Co. 13

Jones Co. 45, Northside, W.R. 37

Jonesboro 27, Eastside 21

Kell 28, Forsyth Central 14

Lakeview-Ft. Ogle. 26, Murray Co. 20

Lamar Co. 41, Ola 27

Landmark Christian 55, Josey 20

Lanier 21, Cedar Shoals 7

Lee Co. 51, Terrell Co. 6

Lincoln Co. 41, Twiggs Co. 13

Locust Grove 52, Mt. Zion, Jones. 46

Lovett 42, B.E.S.T Academy 28

Lowndes 17, Newton 13

Manchester 26, Mitchell Co. 22

Marion Co. 34, Columbus 31

Marist 56, Stone Mountain 0

Mary Persons 24, LaGrange 6

McEachern 7, Lovejoy 3

Mill Creek 42, Duluth 0

Miller Grove 30, Banneker 0

Monticello 28, Morgan Co. 21

Mount de Sales 28, Strong Rock 14

Mount Paran 56, King's Ridge 13

Mundy's Mill 41, McIntosh 27

Norcross 19, Mountain View 7

North Gwinnett 42, Collins Hill 24

North Oconee 28, West Hall 10

Northgate 28, Morrow 20

Northview 50, Johns Creek 7

Northwest Whitfield 25, Dade Co. 12

Oconee Co. 41, Greene Co. 14

O.L. of Mercy 42, Lumpkin Co. 35

Pacelli 35, Greenville 26

Peach Co. 35, Spencer 6

Peachtree Ridge 70, Meadowcreek 0

Pepperell 27, Chattooga 7

Pickens 49, Johnson, Gainesville 6

Pierce Co. 18, Jenkins 15

Pinecrest Academy 21, Trion 14

Putnam Co. 13, Social Circle 6

Rabun Co. 24, Riverside Military 3

Richmond Acad. 21, Greenbrier 14

Ringgold 41, Gordon Central 6

Riverwood 55, North Atlanta 0

Roswell 33, Milton 31

Rutland 22, Kendrick 14

Salem 19, Clarke Central 17

Savannah Christian 50, Treutlen 0

Schley Co. 33, Taylor Co. 27

Seminole Co. 45, Miller Co. 20

Sequoyah 27, River Ridge 0

Shaw 38, Northeast 14

Sonoraville 56, Coahulla Creek 0

South Effingham 17, Statesboro 0

South Forsyth 55, North Forsyth 3

Sprayberry 44, North Springs 6

St. Francis 21, Mount Zion, Carroll 0

Starr's Mill 56, Forest Park 6

Stockbridge 54, Rockdale Co. 24

Swainsboro 48, Butler 6

Tattnall Co. 28, Savannah 0

Tattnall Square 28, Hancock Central 8

Telfair Co. 34, Turner Co. 13

Therrell 33, South Atlanta 20

Thomas Central 20, Bainbridge 10

Thomasville 19, Baldwin 18

Tift Co. 42, Alcovy 7

Tri-Cities 31, Union Grove 0

Union Co. 35, Fannin Co. 8

Upson-Lee 21, Northside, Col. 13

Valdosta 34, Veterans 0

Vidalia 43, McIntosh Co. Academy 0

Walnut Grove 28, Riverdale 6

Ware Co. 28, Richmond Hill 0

Washington Co. 47, Burke Co. 27

Washington-Wilkes 21, Thomson 18

Wesleyan 24, KIPP Atlanta 0

West Forsyth 56, Habersham 35

Westminster 40, Towers 14

Westside, Mac. 35, Central, Macon 7

Whitefield Academy 13, Walker 0

Whitewater 21, ELCA 7

Wilcox Co. 22, Lanier Co. 12

Wilkinson Co. 24, Warren Co. 7

Winder-Barrow 46, Loganville 7

Woodward Academy 57, Clarkston 0


Saturday's games

Brantley Co. 31, Johnson, Sav. 14

Carver, Atlanta 34, M.L. King 26

Mays 27, Southwest DeKalb 8

Monroe 14, Liberty Co. 6

Mount Vernon 21, Cross Keys 7

Pace Acad. 31, Holy Innocents' 14

Sav. Country Day 44, Montgomery 13

Washington 28, McNair 6