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Friday December 12, 2014

TCA All Sports Report on the State Championships

 

State Finalists' Stat Leaders

Class AAAAAA

             Archer

 

Colquitt County

11-3

Record

14-0

35.9

Points per game

47.1

13.1

PPG allowed

17.7

174.1

Avg. yards rushing

204.5

216.3

Avg. yards passing

195.8

390.4

Avg. total yards

400.3

 

Rushing Leaders

 

 

 

 

 

Att.

Yards

Yds./Att.

TDs

Archer

 

 

 

 

Randy Nails

183

1,055

5.8

7

Jamyest Williams

79

648

8.2

8

Colquitt County

 

 

 

 

Sihiem King

246

1,961

8.0

36

 

 

 

 

 

Passing Leaders

 

 

 

 

 

Comp.

Att.

Yards

TD/Int.

Archer

 

 

 

 

Gabe Tiller

175

287

2,864

30/9

Colquitt County

 

 

 

 

Chase Parrish

208

286

2,648

26/9

 

 

 

 

 

Receiving Leaders

 

 

 

 

 

Rec.

Yards

Yds./Rec.

TDs

Archer

 

 

 

 

Kyle Davis

61

1,138

18.7

9

Jamyest Williams

33

406

12.3

5

Colquitt County

 

 

 

 

Qwazavia Lee

48

826

17.2

11

Kiel Pollard

59

771

13.1

7

Marquan Green

40

605

15.1

5

 

Other Leaders

 

Archer

 

Quinn Miller

87 solo tackles, 41 assists, 6 sacks, 23 QB hurries

Dylan Singleton

76 solo tackles, 51 assists, 4 interceptions

Cole Fisher

67-for-69 extra points, 7-for-13 field goals

Colquitt County

 

Bull Barge

169 total tackles (97 solo), 12 tackles for loss

Quintin Hampton

139 total tackles (77 solo), 9.5 tackles for loss

Luis Martinez

79-for-79 PATs, 10-for-17 FGs (long of 50)

 

Class AAAAA

Mays

 

Northside

12-2

Record

13-1

30.1

Points per game

37.6

14.4

PPG allowed

14.4

192.7

Avg. yards rushing

332.4

166.3

Avg. yards passing

92.7

359.0

Avg. total yards

425.1

 

Rushing Leaders

 

 

 

 

 

Att.

Yards

Yds./Att.

TDs

Mays

 

 

 

 

Rowmartis Bell

105

722

6.9

3

Charlie Patrick

100

644

6.4

12

Northside

 

 

 

 

Willie Jordan

298

2,173

7.3

31

Tobias Oliver

148

754

5.1

9

T.J. Anderson

84

591

7.0

12

 

 

 

 

 

Passing Leaders

 

 

 

 

 

Comp.

Att.

Yards

TD/Int.

Mays

 

 

 

 

Asahnia Aderhold

119

220

1,821

18/6

Northside

 

 

 

 

Tobias Oliver

76

142

1,233

6/6

 

 

 

 

 

Receiving Leaders

 

 

 

 

 

Rec.

Yards

Yds./Rec.

TDs

Mays

 

 

 

 

Deparis Carter

37

765

20.7

5

Tyshawn Brown

36

531

14.8

6

Randrecous Davis

29

337

11.6

3

Northside

 

 

 

 

Nathan Greene

12

246

20.5

1

 

Other Leaders

 

Mays

 

Natrez Patrick

103 total tackles, 25 tackles for loss, 19 sacks

Ferlando Jordan

6 interceptions, 5 passes defensed

Keenan Anderson

19-for-23 PATs, 1-for-2 FGs (29 yards)

Northside

 

Team defense

Allowing just 61.4 ypg rushing (222.1 total)

Justin Alonso

34.4-yard punting average on 28 kicks

 

Class AAAA

Buford

 

St. Pius

14-0

Record

12-2

43.6

Points per game

35.4

5.4

PPG allowed

19.6

256.1

Avg. yards rushing

291.0

91.0

Avg. yards passing

59.2

347.1

Avg. total yards

350.2

 

Rushing Leaders

 

 

 

 

 

Att.

Yards

Yds./Att.

TDs

Buford

 

 

 

 

Joshua Thomas

97

763

7.9

19

Xavier Gantt

55

671

12.2

10

Evyn Cooper

79

556

7.0

2

St. Pius

 

 

 

 

Dalton Wilson

148

856

5.8

15

Joey Connors

95

779

8.2

10

Ransom Klinger

53

545

10.3

8

 

 

 

 

 

Passing Leaders

 

 

 

 

 

Comp.

Att.

Yards

TD/Int.

Buford

 

 

 

 

Luke Humphrey

72

129

1,131

16/6

St. Pius

 

 

 

 

Reed Egan

40

62

685

6/0

 

 

 

 

 

Receiving Leaders

 

 

 

 

 

Rec.

Yards

Yds./Rec.

TDs

Buford

 

 

 

 

Isaac Nauta

17

345

20.3

7

Aaron Auer

16

272

17.0

2

St. Pius

 

 

 

 

Cameron Fannon

10

247

24.7

3

 

Other Leaders

 

Buford

 

David Curry

44 tackles, 27 assists, 2 interceptions

Jordan Perlotte

6 sacks, 9 QB pressures, 22 tackles, 33 assists

Matt Bonadies

52-for-55 PATs, 5-for-8 FGs (long of 33)

St. Pius

 

Forrest Whitlar

43 unassisted tackles, 19 assists, 2 sacks

Chris Braswell

10.5 tackles for loss, 8 sacks, 30.5 total tackles

Michael Matthew

61-for-62 PATs, 8-for-12 FGs (long of 43)

 

Class AAA

Washington Co.

 

Calhoun

14-0

Record

14-0

51.2

Points per game

41.9

12.9

PPG allowed

9.4

N/A

Avg. yards rushing

206.6

N/A

Avg. yards passing

199.6

N/A

Avg. total yards

406.2

 

Rushing Leaders

 

 

 

 

 

Att.

Yards

Yds./Att.

TDs

Washington County

 

 

 

 

A.J. Gray

187

2,236

12.0

37

Darius Tucker

136

897

6.6

17

Calhoun

 

 

 

 

Cole Jackson

112

754

6.7

14

Kaelan Riley

155

701

4.5

13

Olico Dennis

70

604

8.6

11

 

 

 

 

 

Passing Leaders

 

 

 

 

 

Comp.

Att.

Yards

TD/Int.

Washington County

 

 

 

 

A.J. Gray

85

158

1,668

21/6

Calhoun

 

 

 

 

Kaelan Riley

154

233

2,345

23/7

 

 

 

 

 

Receiving Leaders

 

 

 

 

 

Rec.

Yards

Yds./Rec.

TDs

Washington County

 

 

 

 

Logan Hunt

36

667

18.5

3

Jaquavious Latimer

23

419

18.2

7

Calhoun

 

 

 

 

Thomas Lester

27

553

20.5

7

Carson Brown

35

548

15.7

5

Chazz Moss

31

430

13.9

4

 

Other Leaders

 

Washington County

 

Will Coneway

162 total tackles, 29 tackles for loss, 9 sacks

A.J. Gray

10 interceptions (4 TD returns), 31 solo tackles

Logan Hunt

81 tackles, 15 tackles for loss, 10 sacks

Calhoun

 

Austin Bennett

82 tackles, 70 assists, 7 tackles for loss

Jireh Wilson

76 tackles, 72 assists, 23 tackles for loss

Alex Flores

62-for-67 PATs, 2-for-4 FGs (long of 29)

 

Class AA

Benedictine

 

GAC

12-2

Record

14-0

40.1

Points per game

37.4

11.4

PPG allowed

13.2

224.5

Avg. yards rushing

213.0

220.7

Avg. yards passing

153.3

445.2

Avg. total yards

366.3

 

Rushing Leaders

 

 

 

 

 

Att.

Yards

Yds./Att.

TDs

Benedictine

 

 

 

 

John Kennedy

103

1,066

10.4

14

Chance Jackson

130

912

7.0

15

Chris Harris

82

505

6.2

11

Greater Atlanta Christian

 

 

 

 

Micah Abernathy

127

1,340

10.6

18

Jaelen Venable

137

689

5.0

3

 

 

 

 

 

Passing Leaders

 

 

 

 

 

Comp.

Att.

Yards

TD/Int.

Benedictine

 

 

 

 

Stevie Powers

167

246

3,090

30/6

Greater Atlanta Christian

 

 

 

 

Davis Mills

134

196

2,046

26/6

 

 

 

 

 

Receiving Leaders

 

 

 

 

 

Rec.

Yards

Yds./Rec.

TDs

Benedictine

 

 

 

 

Brad Stewart

64

1,244

19.4

17

Joseph Holguin

45

827

18.4

6

John Kennedy

32

607

19.0

5

Greater Atlanta Christian

 

 

 

 

Darius Slayton

46

760

16.5

13

Justin Phan

44

734

16.7

7

 

Other Leaders

 

Benedictine

 

Tru'self Cooper

103 solo tackles, 28 assists, 8 tackles for loss

Jack Muller

133 total tackles (78 solo), 6 tackles for loss

Brandon DeLoach

74-for-82 PATs, 3-for-4 FGs (long of 32)

Greater Atlanta Christian

 

Paul Carothers

108 solo tackles, 41 assists, 1 sack

Darius Slayton

5 interceptions (262 return yards, 2 TDs)

Will Kenworthy

61-for-67 PATs, 8-for-10 FGs (long of 38)

 

Class A (public)

Hawkinsville

 

Irwin County

12-1

Record

11-1-1

23.9

Points per game

34.8

7.4

PPG allowed

13.2

209.5

Avg. yards rushing

319.1

50.6

Avg. yards passing

39.5

260.1

Avg. total yards

358.6

 

Rushing Leaders

 

 

 

 

 

Att.

Yards

Yds./Att.

TDs

Hawkinsville

 

 

 

 

Reginald McDonald

121

628

5.1

7

Dakota Sloan

98

458

4.7

10

Irwin County

 

 

 

 

Jakyron Young

133

1,563

11.8

25

Robert Moore

195

1,342

6.9

12

DJ Pollard

56

507

9.1

6

 

 

 

 

 

Passing Leaders

 

 

 

 

 

Comp.

Att.

Yards

TD/Int.

Hawkinsville

 

 

 

 

Dakota Sloan

47

91

651

2/4

Irwin County

 

 

 

 

Zach Tolar

32

76

475

5/5

 

 

 

 

 

Receiving Leaders

 

 

 

 

 

Rec.

Yards

Yds./Rec.

TDs

Hawkinsville

 

 

 

 

Cat George

19

199

10.5

0

Irwin County

 

 

 

 

Ty Hogan

5

129

25.8

2

 

Other Leaders

 

Hawkinsville

 

Mathew Money

57 tackles (35 solo, 44 assists)

Devin Adams

26 tackles for loss, 6 sacks, 31 solo tackles

Tyler Brown

29-41 PATs, 4-for-5 FGs (long of 26)

Irwin County

 

DJ Pollard

95.5 tackles (49 solo, 93 asst.), 7 tackles for loss

Mykell Collier

50.5 tackles (34 solo, 33 assists), 2.5 sacks

 

Class A (private)

ELCA

 

Mount Paran

7-6

Record

13-0

24.8

Points per game

43.7

28.9

PPG allowed

12.5

226.2

Avg. yards rushing

281.9

94.1

Avg. yards passing

107.6

320.3

Avg. total yards

389.5

 

Rushing Leaders

 

 

 

 

 

Att.

Yards

Yds./Att.

TDs

Eagle's Landing Christian

 

 

 

 

Josh Mays

123

782

6.4

7

Trevor Gear

99

706

7.1

11

Mount Paran Christian

 

 

 

 

Dorian Walker

204

2,037

10.0

31

Taylor Trammell

79

749

9.5

11

Emoni Williams

50

650

13.0

11

 

 

 

 

 

Passing Leaders

 

 

 

 

 

Comp.

Att.

Yards

TD/Int.

Eagle's Landing Christian

 

 

 

 

DJ Hammond

67

107

1,154

9/3

Mount Paran Christian

 

 

 

 

Jake Allen

66

90

1,267

16/1

 

 

 

 

 

Receiving Leaders

 

 

 

 

 

Rec.

Yards

Yds./Rec.

TDs

Eagle's Landing Christian

 

 

 

 

Aaron Powell Bright

36

622

17.3

5

Jordan Scott

24

254

10.6

0

Mount Paran Christian

 

 

 

 

Emoni Williams

22

555

25.2

7

Taylor Trammell

16

235

14.7

0

 

Other Leaders

 

ELCA

 

Chase Burdette

120 tackles, 20 tackles for loss, 3 fumbles caused

Griffin Alexander

79 tackles, 10 tackles for loss

Davis Reynolds

49 tackles, 6 interceptions, 7 pass break-ups

Mount Paran Christian

 

Nick Sbravati

110 total tackles (82 solo), 12 sacks

Garret Harris

106 total tackles (61 solo), 10 sacks

Jake Mezei

73-for-74 PATs, 5-for-7 field goals

 

All-Region Teams

Please send all-region teams to GHSF Daily at ghsfdaily@bellsouth.net. We will publish any team that we receive. GHSF Daily encourages those selecting and providing all-region teams to include each player's year in school. All-region players who are recognized as underclassmen have a better chance of being recruited and getting recognition on preseason all-area or all-state teams in 2015.

 

3-AAAA

Coach of the year: Jody Grooms, Wayne County

Player of the year: RB Anfernee Jordan, Wayne County

Specialist of the year: ATH Levonte Larry, Wayne County

Offensive player of the year: QB Caleeb Roberson, Burke County

Defensive player of the year: LB Jeremiah Littles, Wayne County

 

Offense

QB - Nick Belz, Wayne County

QB - Chris Tutt, Thomson

RB - Jacquez Williams, Liberty County

RB - Jacquez Habersham, Burke County

RB - Keonte Grissom, Thomson

WR - Kody Washington, Wayne County

WR - Anthony Yoder, Wayne County

WR - Joseph Worley, Wayne County

WR - Kevin Scott, Burke County

OL - Chandre Mells, Liberty County

OL - Tracey Jones, Thomson

OL - Cameron Padgett, Wayne County

OL - John Cody, Thomson

OL - Jonathon Parrish, Burke County

PK - Miguel Ulloa-Villa, Windsor Forest

 

Defense

DL - Marcus Smith, Burke County

DL - Nick Moss, Thomson

DL - Jake Brooks, Thomson

DL - Caleb Martin, Wayne County

DL - Tyler Marx, Wayne County

DL - Kendall Henderson, Wayne County

LB - Chris Dandaneau, Wayne County

LB - Barquee Williams, Burke County

LB - Billy Youngblood, Thomson

LB - Jacari Roberts, Liberty County

LB - Eli Osborne, Burke County

DB - Richard Le'Counte, Liberty County

DB - Trey Parker, Thomson

DB - Christian Tutt, Thomson

DB - Adrian Smith, Windsor Forest

DB - Keyon Smith, Burke County

P - Hunter Roberson, Wayne County

 

Honorable mention: DB Zack Johnson, Thomson; DB Terrance Bennett, Wayne County; DB Jay'Montrea Henderson, Burke County; DB Tracy White, Liberty County; LB Joaquin Lemapu, Liberty County; LB Nyija Saures, Windsor Forest; DL Dashaun Hudson, Liberty County; DL William James, Windsor Forest; DL Jaquez Hart, Thomson; OL Drew Jordan, Burke County; OL Clarke Wingate, Wayne County; OL Jemetre' Williams, Windsor Forest; OL Daylon Bryant, Liberty County; WR Anthony Kincade, Wayne County; WR Gyri Durant, Liberty County; RB James Kicklighter, Windsor Forest; RB Savante Jones, Thomson; PK Drue Poston, Thomson

 

2-AAA

Coach of the year: Chad Campbell, Peach County

Offensive player of the year: RB Keyshawn Lowe, Peach County

Defensive player of the year: DE Quint Nash, Central

Athlete of the year: Juan Sims, Jackson

Scholar of the year: Nick Searcy, Peach County

 

First-team offense

QB - Derrick Evans, Central

RB - Tyrell Smith, Kendrick

RB - Jayson Sims, Spencer

RB - Antavious Grier, Jackson

WR - Josh Evans, Southwest

WR - Gerimie Mitchell, Westside

WR - Javante West, Jordan

TE - Kevin Nixon, Peach County

C - Kyle Nixon, Peach County

OL - Clifton Bouza, Peach County

OL - Emmanuel Lemon, Kendrick

OL - Raekwon Allen, Spencer

OL - Keenan Webbe, Westside

OL - Tevin Usher, Jackson

PK - Skyler Hammond, Jackson

 

First-team defense

DE - Khayyan Edwards, Westside

DE - Stephen Parker, Central

DT - Kareem Warren, Westside

DT - Michail Carter, Jackson

LB - Jaquariez Scott, Kendrick

LB - Devonte Smith, Westside

LB - Markus Wright, Jordan

CB - Tyrique McGhee, Peach County

CB - Marquez Sanford, Westside

S - Brandon Bawn, Rutland

S - Bobby Cummings, Central

P - Omar Cervantes, Peach County

 

Second-team offense

QB - Timori Northcutt, Rutland

RB - Donte Pate, Westside

RB - Tyrie Wicker, Spencer

RB - Ira Shepard, Jackson

RB - James Jackson, Peach County

WR - Dallas Smith, Rutland

WR - Steve Dolphus, Westside

TE - Tyler Wheeler, Westside

C - Ryan Pearson, Kendrick

OL - Bryce Mackey, Peach County

OL - Leander James, Kendrick

OL - Derrick Moye, Rutland

OL - Justin Smith, Jackson

OL - Fletcher Hooks, Peach County

PK - Blaine Halverson, Westside

 

Second-team defense

DE - Abdul Davis, Westside

DE - Anthony McGruder, Kendrick

DT - Jarvis Johnson, Central

DT - Chris Baker, Spencer

LB - Carlos Ferguson, Central

LB - Eric Murphy, Rutland

LB - Ladarius Humphries, Jordan

CB - Antwan Burns, Kendrick

CB - Jaren Harris, Central

S - Sean Freeman, Peach County

S - D'Arius Williams, Jordan

P - Brannen Nesbitt, Westside

 

Honorable menton: C Robert Reeves, Jackson; CB Nick Searcy, Peach County; CB Da'shae Hubbard, Spencer; CB Tyree White, Southwest; CB Sheddrick Dixon, Kendrick; DE Marquise Price, Peach County; DE Mahum Williams, Southwest; DE Chris Head, Jackson; DE Leondre Kincy, Peach County; DE Chandler King, Central; DE Malik Owens, Jordan; DT Herman Roberts, Spencer; DT Keenan Dobson, Peach County; DT Jajuan Zellner, Westside; DT Julian Walker, Jackson; DT Alton Trim, Southwest; DT Ryan Pearson, Kendrick; DT Malik Spivey, Rutland; LB Elijah Jones, Southwest; LB Rashaad Royal, Rutland; LB Tyreke Thurman, Jackson; LB Kameron Blaskshear, Spencer; LB Kevin Nixon, Peach County; LB Kyle Nixon, Peach County; LB Elijah Grant, Peach County; LB Otha Redding, Peach County; OL George Ball, Jr Jackson; OL Kenny Exum, Southwest; OL Jawara Jefferson, Westside; OL Ojuwuan Thomas, Peach County; OL Grant Riley, Spencer; PK Mitchell Fineran, Peach County; QB Marcell Williams, Westside; QB Romell Kimbrough, Jordan; RB James Jackson, Peach County; S Malcolm Lowe, Peach County; S Deahdrick Jones, Southwest; S Rogerick Watkins, Westside; S Ny'j Smith, Jackson; S DeShawn Johnson, Southwest; S Amari Davis, Central; S Tyqueze Johnson, Jackson; S Jaden Jordan, Jordan; TE Anthony McGruder, Kendrick; WR Jermaine Hernandez, Spencer; WR Christopher Sparks, Central; WR Ny'j Smith, Jackson; WR Kyle Scott-Williams, Kendrick; WR Bobby Cummings, Central

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Quick learners

Archer and Mount Paran Christian are two of the youngest football programs ever to reach a state championship football game, but putting their achievement in historical perspective is more difficult than it would seem. For example, Brooks County played in the 1959 state finals in the school's first year of existence. But Brooks was formed from the consolidation of old Quitman High, which won a state title in 1949, and other smaller schools that didn't have football teams. Quitman's coach in 1958, Walter Foy, was Brooks County's coach in 1959. Archer and Mount Paran themselves are apples and oranges. Archer was a new school in 2009. Mount Paran was established in 1976 but began varsity football in 2008. Below, we have three lists to help cover the bases.

 

New schools: Here are first-time finalists whose schools were the youngest, but without consolidation. Brown's 1949 state championship team was a famous one. Pepper Rodgers was the team's quarterback, and several of its star players, including Rodgers, ended up at Georgia Tech and played on Tech's 12-0 Sugar Bowl championship team of 1952. Seven new Atlanta schools opened in 1947, when the school system broke up Boys', Tech, Girls and Commercial high schools and formed seven new co-educational high schools. Also note that Feldwood, the 1979 runner-up to Herschel Walker's Johnson County team, was really in its fourth year as a school, but third year of varsity football. The years below are based on when the new schools played their first varsity football games.

 

3 - Brown 1949*

3 - Feldwood 1979

3 - Redan 1979*

4 - Peachtree Ridge 2006*

5 - O'Keefe 1951

6 - Archer 2014

6 - Murphy 1952*

6 - North Springs 1969*

7 - Brookwood 1988

7 - Flowery Branch 2008

7 - Grady 1953*

7 - Lakeside, Atlanta 1970*

7 - Northside, Atlanta 1956

8 - Douglass 1975

8 - St. Pius 1968*

8 - West Rome 1965*

9 - Harrison 2000

9 - Wheeler 1973

10 - Dykes 1970

10 - Mount Zion Jonesboro 1999

 

New programs: The GHSA organized football on a statewide basis in 1948 by placing teams in four classifications for the first time. Football was popular before then, but the new statewide playoffs were a catalyst for several start-up programs. Some of them were pretty good pretty quickly. Forest Park defeated Cuthbert 32-7 in the Class C championship game in 1951. Both had started varsity football the previous season. Fort Valley won Class C in 1948 in its second season of football. This list also ignores the fact that Fort Valley and Cuthbert had played a few football games many years earlier. They didn't start in earnest until two years before their titles.

 

2 - Cuthbert 1951

2 - Forest Park 1951*

2 - Fort Valley 1948*

3 - Cook 1949*

5 - Lovett 1964

6 - Hogansville 1952

6 - Stone Mountain 1955

7 - Coosa 1961*

7 - Mount Paran Christian 2014

7 - Roswell 1956

7 - Southeast Bulloch 1971

8 - Prince Ave. Christian 2012

10 - Avondale 1958*

10 - Mount de Sales 1970*

 

New, consolidated schools:Athens, Lincolnton and Lanier were state powers in the 1960s, so it was no surprise when their successor schools were major forces in the 1970s under the names of Clarke Central, Lincoln County and Central of Macon. All were the result of mergers among existing schools or student bodies.

 

1 - Brooks County 1959

2 - North Cobb 1959

2 - Irwin County 1953

3 - Central Macon 1972

3 - Dooly County 1983

3 - Mitchell-Baker 1983*

4 - Ware County 1961

4 - Washington-Wilkes 1960*

5 - Lincoln County 1974

7 - Warren County 1964

8 - Clarke Central 1977*

8 - Morgan County 1955*

9 - Jenkins County 1960

10 - Central Gwinnett 1966

 

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Trivia

Mount Paran Christian is trying to become the first team from Cobb County to win a state title since 1967 (Marietta). What are the only four Cobb teams that have reached the finals since 1967? (Answer Monday)

 

Answer to Thursday's question: Fred Shaver was the coach of Southeast Bulloch's 1972 state-championship team that holds the record for points per game during a complete season (51.0). Washington County can tie the record with 48 points, or break it with 49, in the Class AAA final against Calhoun.

 
Final Schedule

(All games at the Georgia Dome and televised by GPB)

 

Class AAAAAA

Archer (11-3) vs. Colquitt County (14-0), 8 p.m. Saturday

 

Class AAAAA

Mays (12-2) vs. Northside-Warner Robins (13-1), 8 p.m. today

 

Class AAAA

Buford (14-0) vs. St. Pius (12-2), 4:30 p.m. Saturday

 

Class AAA

Washington County (14-0) vs. Calhoun (14-0), 4:30 p.m. today

 

Class AA

Benedictine (12-2) vs. Greater Atlanta Christian (14-0), 1 p.m. today

 

Class A (public)

Hawkinsville (12-1) vs. Irwin County (11-1-1), 1 p.m. today

 

Class A (private)

Eagle's Landing Christian (7-6) vs. Mount Paran Christian (13-0), 10 a.m. Saturday

Correction

Some of the information about today's Washington County-Calhoun game was deleted from the Championship Game Previews in Thursday's edition. Here is the complete version:

 

Class AAA

Washington County vs. Calhoun

When, where: 4:30 p.m. today, Georgia Dome, Atlanta

Records, rankings: Washington County is 14-0, the No. 1 seed from Region 3-AAA and No. 1; Calhoun is 14-0, the No. 1 seed from 6-AAA and No. 2.

Last meeting: This is the teams' first meeting.

Three things to know: 1. Washington County is in the championship game for the second consecutive season after losing to Buford in 2013. The Golden Hawks won state titles in 1994, 1996 and 1997. Calhoun is in the finals for the sixth time in seven seasons. The Yellow Jackets won state titles in 1952 and 2011. They lost in the finals to Buford in 2008, 2009 and 2010 and Jefferson in 2012. 2. Washington County is the highest-scoring team in state history with 717 points (51.2 average), breaking the record of 707 points set by Buford last season. The offense revolves around QB A.J. Gray, a leading candidate for state player of the year. Gray has almost 4,000 yards of total offense this season (2,236 rushing, 1,668 passing) with 37 touchdowns rushing and 21 passing. LB Will Coneway leads the defense with 162 tackles (29 for losses), nine sacks and seven forced fumbles. 3. Calhoun went 10-0 in the regular season for the fifth time in six seasons and won its 14th consecutive region title. QB Kaelan Riley has passed for 2,345 yards and 23 touchdowns and is the team's second-leading rusher with 701 yards and 13 TDs. Austin Bennett (82 tackles, 70 assists) and Jireh Wilson (76, 72) lead a defense that is allowing just 9.4 points per game and has not given up more than 18 in any game this season.

Maxwell Ratings' projection: Washington County by 10