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Thursday, October 16, 2014

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Weekend Preview: GHSF Daily's 10 Best
Presented By Georgia Prep Sports Academy

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Brunswick at Coffee

When, where: 7:30 p.m. Friday, Jardine Stadium, Douglas

Records, rankings: Brunswick is 4-2 overall, 3-1 in Region 3-AAAAA and unranked; Coffee is 6-1, 4-1 and No. 2.

Last meeting: Brunswick won 26-19 in 2013.

Three things to know: 1. Brunswick has a freshman quarterback, and he's not a project. Randon Jernigan has rushed for 727 yards and five touchdowns on 115 carries, and he's 49-of-83 passing for 668 yards and eight touchdowns. LB Davonnis Johnson has 50 solo tackles, more than twice that of any teammate, and has been in on 18 tackles behind the line of scrimmage. 2. Coffee's Tyree Paulk is one of the region's top quarterbacks (79-of-114 passing, 849 yards, 11 TDs), but Coffee remains more of a running team. Sophomore RB Demetrius Davis has rushed for 665 yards on 95 carries. Coffee has two players on the line who are committed to Florida State - TE Jalen Wilkerson and OL Cole Minshew. Wilkerson has three TD receptions and 24 tackles on defense. 3. These are the only one-loss teams in region play behind No. 1-ranked Ware County (6-0, 4-0). Brunswick controls its destiny because the Pirates play Ware in the 10th game. Brunswick and Coffee played in 1-AAAAAA together the past two seasons and split their two region games.

 

Colquitt County at Valdosta

When, where: 8 p.m. Friday, Cleveland Field at Bazemore-Hyder Stadium, Valdosta

Records, rankings: Colquitt County is 7-0 overall, 2-0 in Region 1-AAAAAA and No. 1; Valdosta is 7-0, 2-0 and No. 3.

Last meeting: Colquitt County won 17-10 in 2013.

Watch the game: Online at NFHS Network

Three things to know: 1. Valdosta is 15-12-1 all-time against teams ranked No. 1 by the Atlanta Journal-Constitution (see Daily List). That's despite a five-game losing streak against No. 1s. The last victory over a No. 1 came in the 1998 Class AAAA championship game against McEachern. Valdosta defeated the No. 1-ranked Moultrie Packers 42-14 in 1972. Wright Bazemore was 7-2 against No. 1 teams. Nick Hyder was 7-3-1. 2. Colquitt County RB Sihiem King continues to lead the region in rushing yards (722) and touchdowns (13). QB Chase Parrish is the leader in passing yards (1,323) and touchdowns (14). WR Kiel Pollard is the leader in receptions (31) and is third in receiving yards (437) and tied for first in touchdowns (five). 3. Valdosta is secretly a good passing team concealed by the use of two quarterbacks - Seth Shuman (41-of-79, 606 yards, six TDs) and Cole Massingill (51-of-75, 478, two). They have not thrown an interception. But Valdosta hangs its hat on a AAAAAA-leading scoring defense (6.3 points allowed). CB Josh Norwood has five tackles for losses, four interceptions and two defensive touchdowns. Junior MLB Todd Bradley has 62 solo tackles and 16 stops for losses. PK/P Brennan Goodson has made eight field goals, one a 47-yarder, and put 15 of 20 kickoffs in the end zone.

 

Fitzgerald at Brooks County

When, where: 7:30 p.m. Friday, Veterans Stadium, Quitman

Records, rankings: Fitzgerald is 5-1 overall, 1-1 in Region 1-AA and No. 7; Brooks County is 5-2, 3-0 and No. 5.

Last meeting: Brooks County won 39-21 in 2013.

Three things to know: 1. Brooks and Fitzgerald have been in 1-AA together since 2006, and the winner of their game has won the region six of those eight seasons - Fitzgerald in 2006, 2009 and 2011 and Brooks in 2008, 2012 and 2013. This season, Fitzgerald doesn't control its destiny because of a loss to Thomasville (4-3, 3-0) earlier this month. 2. Fitzgerald QB Gerald Morgan has rushed for 907 yards and 14 touchdowns on 148 carries. He's less effective passing (27-of-64), but WR Trey Graham is a big-play receiver (14 catches, 301 yards, four touchdowns). On defense, DB Daniel Rivera has returned both an interception and a fumble from one end zone to the other this season. 3. Brooks County RB Ahmad Brown has rushed for 730 yards and four touchdowns on 81 carries. Brooks is 4-0 when he surpasses 100 yards, 1-2 when he does not. But Brooks is a balanced team. Demontay Jones threw five TD passes in a 42-13 victory over Seminole County and has 1,025 yards passing on the season (50-of-94, 13 TDs, 3 INTs). The team's best player is probably WR Exavius Medlock, who has 22 catches for 501 yards and seven touchdowns.

 

Hawkinsville at Marion County

When, where: 7:30 p.m. Friday, Eagle Stadium, Buena Vista

Records, rankings: Hawkinsville is 7-0 overall, 5-0 in Region 4-A and No. 5; Marion County is 6-0, 4-0 and No. 2.

Last meeting: Marion County won 40-7 in the 2013 Class A public-school semifinals.

Three things to know: 1. Hawkinsville and Marion County are the only remaining unbeaten teams in 4-A, and the winner of this game is almost certain to claim the region championship. No other team in the region has fewer than two losses. Hawkinsville won the teams' regular-season matchup in 2013, handing Marion County its only loss since the start of last season, but Marion avenged the loss in the state semifinals on the way to the Class A public-school championship. 2. Hawkinsville is primarily a running team, rushing for 243 yards per game and passing for 41. The Red Devils spread the workload - seven backs have at least 15 carries, 100 yards and a rushing touchdown this season. QB Dakota Sloan, one of those rushers, attempts only about six passes per game. However, Hawkinsville is winning with defense. The Red Devils are giving up a Class A-best 5.9 points per game. 3. Marion County's best all-around player is junior Lorenzo Smothers, an all-state selection at defensive back last season. Offensively, Smothers leads the team in receiving (20 catches, 421 yards, seven touchdowns) and is second in rushing (46 carries, 581 yards, 11 TDs). On defense, he is fifth in tackles (28) and has two of the team's four interceptions. He also averages 31.3 yards on three punt returns.

 

Jones County at Houston County

When, where: 7:30 p.m. today, McConnell-Talbert Stadium, Warner Robins

Records, rankings: Jones County is 5-1 overall, 4-1 in Region 2-AAAAA and unranked; Houston County is 5-1, 4-1 and unranked.

Last meeting: Houston County won 38-0 in 2013.

Three things to know: 1. Jones County and Houston County are two of the four teams with one loss in 2-AAAAA, and the winner of this game will be tied with the Warner Robins-Northside winner for first place in the region. However, the Jones County-Houston County winner will be the region champion if it wins its final three games. 2. Houston County (43.7 points per game) and Jones County (42.8) rank second and third in scoring among AAAAA teams, and both are led by sophomore quarterbacks having outstanding seasons. Jones County's Bradley Hunnicutt is 83-for-126 passing for 1,299 yards and 10 touchdowns. Houston County's Jake Fromm is 105-for-178 for 1,465 yards and 13 TDs. Houston County averages 469.5 yards per game compared to 411.2 by Jones County. 3. Each team suffered its only loss of the season in consecutive weeks against Lakeside of Evans, which is just 1-3 in its other games. Houston County outgained the Panthers 349-267 but lost 24-20 on Nick Patterson's 24-yard touchdown run and 14-yard TD pass in the second half. Jones County had at least 410 yards in each of its first five games but was held to 242 by Lakeside in a 35-16 loss.

 

Rabun County at Union County

When, where: 7:30 p.m. Friday, Mike Colwell Memorial Stadium, Blairsville

Records, rankings: Rabun County is 5-2 overall, 3-0 in Region 8-AA and unranked; Union County is 7-0, 3-0 and unranked.

Last meeting: Rabun County won 42-18 in 2013.

Three things to know: 1. The winner between these schools in the Blue Ridge Mountains will be the lone unbeaten team in the region. Rabun County has won one region title in its history (1998). Union County has won two (1972, 1973). Both programs have been revitalized under head coaches who have returned to their alma maters. Union County is 7-0 for the first time since 2001, which was Brian Allison's last season in Blairsville before he returned home in 2008. Rabun had not had a winning season since 2000 until Lee Shaw arrived in 2012. The Wildcats are one victory from their third consecutive winning season. 2. Union County junior QB Joe Mancuso is 103-for-165 passing for 1,884 yards and 25 touchdowns against only one interception. He passed for a season-high 388 yards last week against Greene County in a 42-27 victory. He has thrown at least two touchdowns in every game. Union's defense allowed more than 40 points five times last season, but it hasn't happened once in 2014. Senior linebackers Chase Barnett and Nic Sparks have seven tackles for losses each. 3. Rabun County's marquee player is all-state junior RB/WR/DB Charlie Woerner. He has rushed for 702 yards and 10 touchdowns, caught 20 passes for another five touchdowns and ranks third on the team in tackles with 60. Senior MLB Tucker Williams (6-0, 220) leads the team in tackles (65) and tackles for losses (seven).

 

Thomas County Central at Cairo

When, where: 7:30 p.m. Friday, West Thomas Stadium, Cairo

Records, rankings: Thomas County Central is 5-1 overall, 2-0 in Region 1-AAAA Div. A and No. 5; Cairo is 5-1, 1-0 and No. 8.

Last meeting: Thomas County Central won 21-0 in 2013.

Three things to know: 1. Thomas County Central and Cairo are the only remaining unbeaten teams in 1-AAAA Div. A play, and the winner is likely to win the subregion championship and play for the region title. Thomas County Central has won three straight against the Syrupmakers and leads the series 23-17-1. 2. Both teams have defenses that rank in the top 10 in Class AAAA. Cairo gives up 8.5 points per game to rank No. 3, and Thomas County Central is No. 7 at 11.8. Cairo gave up just 48 yards of total offense in a 31-0 victory against Crisp County last week. Thomas County Central is led by DE Austin Bryant, a Clemson commitment who is the nation's No. 11 weakside defensive end in the 247Sports Composite rankings. 3. Cairo's offense is coming around after averaging 11.3 points per game during a 2-1 start. QB Chad Marshall was 11-for-12 passing for 107 yards, Johntavis Johnson rushed for 122 yards and the Syrupmakers finished with 376 yards of total offense against Crisp County. Thomas County Central's run-first offense is led by RB Nick Patterson, who rushed for 103 yards and four touchdowns in a 50-13 win over Albany last week.

 

Vidalia at Benedictine

When, where: 7:30 p.m. Friday, T.A. Wright Stadium/Savannah State, Savannah

Records, rankings: Vidalia is 6-0 overall, 3-0 in Region 2-AA and No. 2; Benedictine is 5-1, 3-0 and No. 4.

Last meeting: Benedictine won 28-0 in 2013.

Watch the game: Online at NFHS Network and on television on WGSA This TV 35.5 (Savannah)

Three things to know: 1. Vidalia and Benedictine are the only  undefeated teams in 2-AA play, and the winner is likely to win the region championship. Benedictine won decisively last year under similar circumstances, although the game was earlier in the season. The loss was Vidalia's only regular-season defeat since the start of the 2012 season. 2. Benedictine has a balanced offense that both runs and passes for about 240 yards per game. QB Stevie Powers has passed for 1,538 yards, which ranks No. 2 in Class AA, according to the GHSF Daily Leaderboard. WR Brad Stewart is No. 2 in receiving yards with 691, including 205 in a 42-0 victory against Jeff Davis last week. Chance Jackson and John Kennedy both rush for more than 70 yards per game. 3. Vidalia is giving up 3.8 points per game, the second-best average in the state and the best in Class AA. The Indians have recorded four consecutive shutouts and given up just 23 points for the season, 17 of which came in a 30-17 victory over Class AAAA West Laurens. Vidalia has held 21 of its previous 30 opponents to seven points or less.

 

Warner Robins at Northside (W. Robins)

When, where: 7:30 p.m. Friday, McConnell-Talbert Stadium, Warner Robins

Records, rankings: Warner Robins is 4-2 overall, 4-1 in Region 2-AAAAA and unranked; Northside is 5-1, 4-1 and No. 10.

Last meeting: Warner Robins won 28-18 in 2013.

Three things to know: 1. Warner Robins and Northside are two of the four teams with one loss in 2-AAAAA, and the winner will be tied with the Jones County-Houston County winner for first place in the region. Because Northside lost to Jones County and Warner Robins lost to Houston County earlier this season, the winner of this game will still need help to win the region title. 2. Warner Robins averages 259.5 yards rushing and is led by two players with similar numbers. Junior Terry Harris has rushed for 444 yards and nine touchdowns on 57 carries (7.8 yards per carry), and senior Jaquan Burns has 426 yards and four TDs on 56 carries (7.6 ypc). QB Ivan Corbin has passed for 665 yards and four touchdowns and rushed for 189 yards and two TDs. 3. Northside averages 320.5 yards per game rushing, with almost half of the production coming from Willie Jordan, who has run for 848 yards and 17 touchdowns on 103 carries. Three other players - T.J. Anderson (38 carries, 276 yards), Desean Dinkins (31-245) and QB Tobias Oliver (63-241) - average at least 40 yards per game. Oliver is 37-for-61 passing for 662 yards and three touchdowns.

 

Westminster at Blessed Trinity

When, where: 7:30 p.m. Friday, Blessed Trinity Stadium, Roswell

Records, rankings: Westminster is 6-0 overall, 2-0 in Region 4-AAA Div. B and No. 6; Blessed Trinity is 6-0, 2-0 and No. 3.

Last meeting: Blessed Trinity won 18-0 in 2013.

Watch the game: Online at ScoreATL.com

Three things to know: 1. These are the only ranked or unbeaten teams on either side of the region, but the loser is likely to get no better than the No. 3 seed in the playoffs. The subregion champions will play for the No. 1 seed in the 10th game. Westminster leads the series 6-4, but Blessed Trinity has won the past three meetings. 2. Blessed Trinity junior RB Milton Shelton has played only four games but rushed for more than 100 in each and scored 10 touchdowns. That included a 141-yard, three-touchdown effort against St. Pius. But the Titans are a good passing team, as well. Junior QB Conor Davis is 56-of-87 passing for 900 yards and 10 touchdowns with only one interception. All-state LB Pat Jasinski leads the defense, but Westminster will recall his 93-yard TD reception at tight end a year ago. 3. Westminster sophomore RB Isaiah "Zay" Malcome leads the subregion with 663 yards rushing. He's only about 5 feet, 3 inches. Also dangerous in the return game, Malcome has 958 all-purpose yards. Westminster doesn't pass that well (completing only 44 percent of its passes), but is solid defensively and outstanding in special teams. Westminster's net punting average is 37.4 (compared to its opponents' 22.8). Westminster has put 28 of 32 kickoffs in the end zone (compared to its opponents' 1-for-14).

 

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Four Questions Presented By Georgia Army National Guard  
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GHSF Daily asked Georgia head coaches to answer these four questions. We'll report from a different head coach each day.

 

Tommy Webb, Strong Rock Christian

1. Who is/was the most influential person in your coaching career? "I have been blessed to work with some great men over the years. I would like to say Peter Paul. He was the head football coach at Feldwood High School many years ago [1982-86, then at Milton 1987-97]. I got my start with him, and coach Paul was patient with me but allowed me to coach and make mistakes. Coach Paul had a unique way of getting his players to play and practice at their best without beating them down. He was also a great man and husband off the field."

 

2. Who is the best Georgia player you ever faced? "The best player is even more difficult, but I would give the nod to Hines Ward of Forest Park. What an athlete! He could run, throw, do it all. I personally saw him take QB sneaks and go the distance. He was in an offense that allowed him the chance to run or throw and use his great physical tools."

 

3. What is the best team you ever faced as a coach? "Early in my career, we played West Rome in the quarterfinals. They were impressive in all phases." [West Rome beat Feldwood 42-14 in 1982 and went on to win the first of four consecutive Class AA titles.]

 

4. If you were Gary Phillips, the new head of the GHSA, what would be the first rule that you would try to change? "The GHSA needs to come to a consensus regarding the transfer rule. There are too many loopholes, no matter what the classification. Also, I would personally like to start practice and games later in the year."

 

Georgia Army National Guard is an official military partner of the GHSA. The National Guard is presenting sponsor of the Traditional Wrestling and Riflery State Championships.

Watch The Games

On TV

Today

*Long County at Groves, 7 p.m., WSAV My LC 3.2 (Savannah)

Friday

*Josey at Laney, 7:30 p.m., WJBF Me-TV 6.2 (Augusta)

*Milton at Walton, 7:30 p.m., GPB

*Vidalia at Benedictine, 7:30 p.m., WGSA This TV 35.5 (Savannah)

 

On the Web

NFHS NetworkNFHS Network

The NFHS Network will present live streaming of the following games this week. To view the games, clickhere. Note that the times listed are the start of the broadcast and not necessarily the kickoff time, and that more games might be added to the schedule.

Friday

*Chamblee at St. Pius, 7 p.m.

*Fellowship Christian at Whitefield Academy, 7 p.m.

*Jeff Davis at Bacon County, 7 p.m.

*Lanier at Heritage (Conyers), 7 p.m.

*Rockmart at Callaway, 7 p.m.

*Salem at Loganville, 7 p.m.

*Vidalia at Benedictine, 7 p.m.

*Clarke Central at Gainesville, 7:15 p.m.

*Toombs County at Pierce County, 7:15 p.m.

*Wilcox County at Charlton County, 7:15 p.m.

*Bremen at Chattahoochee County, 7:25 p.m.

*Adairsville at Lakeview-Fort Oglethorpe, 7:30 p.m.

*Armuchee at Dade County, 7:30 p.m.

*Colquitt County at Valdosta, 7:30 p.m.

*Dacula at Brookwood, 7:30 p.m.

*East Jackson at Jefferson, 7:30 p.m.

*Effingham County at Ware County, 7:30 p.m.

*Fayette County at Woodward Academy, 7:30 p.m.

*Johns Creek at North Forsyth, 7:30 p.m.

*Mount Vernon Presbyterian at Landmark Christian, 7:30 p.m.

*Marist at Grady, 8 p.m.

 

WSBTV.com

*North Paulding at McEachern, 7:30 p.m. Friday

 

ScoreATL.com

*Westminster at Blessed Trinity, 7:20 p.m. Friday

 

Highlights

1Southeast Football Fridays

A fast-paced show featuring live look-ins, highlights and analysis from nearly 100 games across Georgia and the Southeast, 7:30 p.m. at NFHSnetwork.com.

 
REGION STANDINGS: Class AAA

Region 1-AAA

Division A

Team

Reg.

All

Last week

This week*

Dodge County

4-0

7-0

d. Appling Co. 33-27

Does not play

Cook

4-0

5-2

d. Toombs 55-0

vs. Appling Co.

Pierce County

2-1

5-1

d. Tattnall Co. 55-6

vs. Toombs Co.

Appling County

2-1

4-2

l. to Dodge Co. 33-27

at Cook

Brantley County

0-3

2-4

Did not play

vs. Tattnall Co.

Toombs County

0-3

2-4

l. to Cook 55-0

at Pierce Co.

Tattnall County

0-4

3-4

l. to Pierce Co. 55-6

at Brantley Co.

Division B

Team

Reg.

All

Last week

This week

Jenkins

2-0

4-2

d. Beach 24-6

vs. Savannah (SM)

Southeast Bulloch

2-0

2-4

d. Savannah 33-0

vs. Johnson, Savannah

Johnson (Savannah)

1-0

1-4

d. Islands 41-7

at Southeast Bulloch

Beach

1-2

2-5

l. to Jenkins 24-6

vs. Islands (Sat., SM)

Islands

0-2

1-5

l. to Johnson, Sav. 41-7

at Beach (Sat., SM)

Savannah

0-2

1-5

l. to SE Bulloch 33-0

at Jenkins (SM)

GHSF Daily's projected playoff teams: 1. Dodge County, 2. Jenkins, 3. Cook, 4. Appling County

 

Region 2-AAA

Team

Reg.

All

Last week

This week

Peach County

5-0

7-0

d. Kendrick 60-8

vs. Jackson

Westside (Macon)

5-0

7-0

d. Jordan 36-7

Does not play

Jackson

3-1

4-2

d. Spencer 28-7

at Peach Co.

Southwest

2-2

3-3

l. to Rutland 59-42

vs. Central, Macon (H)

Rutland

2-3

2-5

d. Southwest 59-42

at Spencer (Thu., CM)

Central (Macon)

1-3

2-4

Did not play

at Southwest (H)

Spencer

1-3

1-5

l. to Jackson 28-7

vs. Rutland (Thu., CM)

Jordan

1-4

2-5

l. to Westside, Mac. 36-7

vs. Kendrick (CM)

Kendrick

0-4

2-4

l. to Peach Co. 60-8

at Jordan (CM)

Projected playoff teams: 1. Peach County, 2. Westside (Macon), 3. Jackson, 4. Rutland

 

Region 3-AAA

Team

Reg.

All

Last week

This week

Washington County

2-0

6-0

Did not play

vs. Butler

Westside (Augusta)

2-1

3-3-1

d. Hephzibah 28-7

Does not play

Butler

2-1

2-3

l. to Laney 48-6

at Washington Co.

Hephzibah

1-1

4-2

l. to Westside, Aug. 28-7

at Glenn Hills

Laney

1-1

3-3

d. Butler 48-6

vs. Josey

Glenn Hills

1-2

1-6

d. Josey 6-0

vs. Hephzibah

Josey

0-3

1-6

l. to Glenn Hills 6-0

at Laney

Projected playoff teams: 1. Washington County, 2. Laney, 3. Westside (Augusta), 4. Butler

 

Region 4-AAA

Division A

Team

Reg.

All

Last week

This week

Cedar Grove

2-0

5-1

d. McNair 41-7

at Towers (AV)

North Clayton

2-0

2-4

d. South Atlanta 34-0

vs. Jack., Atl. (Th., SC)

Jackson (Atlanta)

1-1

3-3

d. Towers 22-20

at N. Clayton (Thu., SC)

Towers

1-1

1-5

l. to Jackson, Atl. 22-20

vs. Cedar Grove (AV)

McNair

0-2

1-5

l. to Cedar Grove 41-7

at South Atlanta (L)

South Atlanta

0-2

1-5

l. to North Clayton 34-0

vs. McNair (L)

Division B

Team

Reg.

All

Last week

This week

Blessed Trinity

2-0

6-0

d. Therrell 58-14

vs. Westminster

Westminster

2-0

6-0

d. Decatur 52-14

at Blessed Trinity

Washington

2-0

3-3

d. Douglass 29-0

at Therrell (G)

Decatur

0-2

3-3

l. to Westminster 52-14

at Douglass (L)

Douglass

0-2

2-4

l. to Washington 29-0

vs. Decatur (L)

Therrell

0-2

2-4

l. to Bless. Trinity 58-14

vs. Washington (G)

Projected playoff teams: 1. Blessed Trinity, 2. Cedar Grove, 3. Westminster, 4. Washington

 Region 5-AAA

Team

Reg.

All

Last week

This week

Central (Carrollton)

1-0

6-0

d. Haralson Co. 66-7

vs. Pepperell

Callaway

1-0

3-3

d. Cedartown 37-21

vs. Rockmart (C)

Rockmart

1-0

2-4

d. Pepperell 34-32

at Callaway (C)

Cedartown

0-1

1-5

l. to Callaway 37-21

at Haralson Co.

Haralson County

0-1

1-5

l. to Central, Carroll 66-7

vs. Cedartown

Pepperell

0-1

1-5

l. to Rockmart 34-32

at Central, Carrollton

Projected playoff teams: 1. Central (Carrollton), 2. Callaway, 3. Cedartown, 4. Rockmart

 

Region 6-AAA

Team

Reg.

All

Last week

This week

Calhoun

5-0

7-0

d. Sonoraville 55-13

Does not play

Adairsville

3-1

5-1

d. Murray Co. 49-6

at Lakeview-Ft. Ogle.

Sonoraville

3-2

4-3

l. to Calhoun 55-13

vs. Ringgold

Lakeview-Ft. Ogle.

3-2

3-4

l. to Ringgold 49-12

vs. Adairsville

Ringgold

2-2

4-2

d. Lakeview-FO 49-12

at Sonoraville

North Murray

2-2

3-3

Did not play

at Coahulla Creek

Murray County

1-3

1-5

l. to Adairsville 49-6

vs. Gordon Central

Gordon Central

1-4

1-6

d. Coahulla Creek 42-0

at Murray Co.

Coahulla Creek

0-4

0-6

l. to Gordon Central 42-0

vs. North Murray

Projected playoff teams: 1. Calhoun, 2. Adairsville, 3. Ringgold, 4. Sonoraville

 

Region 7-AAA

Team

Reg.

All

Last week

This week

Lumpkin County

3-0

4-0

d. Fannin Co. 34-20

vs. Banks Co.

West Hall

2-0

5-1

d. East Hall 51-22

at Franklin Co.

Fannin County

1-1

3-3

l. to Lumpkin Co. 34-20

at Dawson Co.

East Hall

1-2

2-4

l. to West Hall 51-22

vs. Johnson, Gainesville

Franklin County

1-2

2-4

l. to Dawson Co. 25-7

vs. West Hall

Dawson County

1-2

1-5

d. Franklin Co. 25-7

vs. Fannin Co.

Banks County

0-2

3-3

Did not play

at Lumpkin Co.

Projected playoff teams: 1. West Hall, 2. Lumpkin County, 3. East Hall, 4. Fannin County

 

Region 8-AAA

Team

Reg.

All

Last week

This week

Jefferson

3-0

7-0

d. Morgan Co. 51-16

vs. East Jackson

Hart County

2-0

6-0

d. East Jackson 48-7

vs. Jackson Co.

Oconee County

2-0

6-0

Did not play

vs. Morgan Co.

Morgan County

1-1

3-3

l. to Jefferson 51-16

at Oconee Co.

Elbert County

1-2

4-3

d. Jackson Co. 42-13

Does not play

East Jackson

0-3

1-6

l. to Hart Co. 48-7

at Jefferson

Jackson County

0-3

1-6

l. to Elbert Co. 42-13

at Hart Co.

Projected playoff teams: 1. Jefferson, 2. Hart County, 3. Oconee County, 4. Elbert County

 

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: AV - Avondale; C - Callaway; CM - Columbus Memorial; G - Grady; H - Henderson; L - Lakewood; SC - Southern Crescent; SM - Savannah Memorial

 

 

 

 

 

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No. 1 for a reason

Ever wonder why teams act like they've won a state championship when they beat a No. 1 team? In Georgia, only 221 schools in state history have ever done it, and 42 of those schools no longer exist. It's not easy. The record of No. 1-ranked teams is 3,300-484-56 - a winning percentage of .867 - according to new research by the Loren Maxwell and the Georgia High School Football Historians Association. Maxwell used rankings of the Atlanta Journal-Constitution back to 1982, and the Atlanta Journal and Atlanta Constitution back to 1952. Here are the schools that have beaten a No. 1-ranked team at least five times, and their records vs. No. 1 teams. In case you are curious, the teams with the worst luck with No. 1 teams are Monroe (0-23) and Jackson (0-23).

 

15-12-1 - Valdosta

10-12-2 - Thomson

10-29-2 - Thomasville

9-10-0 - Lincoln County

8-12-1 - Marist

8-21-1 - Washington-Wilkes

7-12-0 - Americus

7-22-2 - Carrollton

6-7-1 - Fitzgerald

6-10-0 - Buford

6-11-0 - Dalton

6-13-0 - Hawkinsville

6-16-0 - Northside (W.R.)

5-5-0 - North Springs

5-6-0 - West Rome

5-12-1 - Dublin

5-15-2 - Moultrie

5-16-0 - Cartersville

5-17-0 - LaGrange

5-19-1 - Mary Persons

5-30-0 - Albany

Trivia

The school with the best winning percentage as a No. 1-ranked team (minimum of 20 games) went 39-1 in that position during the tenure of an iconic coach from 1973 to 1995. What was the school, the coach and, for extra points, the only team to beat this school while it was ranked No. 1? (Answer Friday)

 

Answer to Wednesday's question: The last Georgia head coach to win a state title as the head coach of his alma mater was James Leonard of Aquinas in 2013.

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Watch The Games

On TV

Today

*Long County at Groves, 7 p.m., WSAV My LC 3.2 (Savannah)

Friday

*Josey at Laney, 7:30 p.m., WJBF Me-TV 6.2 (Augusta)

*Milton at Walton, 7:30 p.m., GPB

*Vidalia at Benedictine, 7:30 p.m., WGSA This TV 35.5 (Savannah)

 

On the Web

NFHS NetworkNFHS Network

The NFHS Network will present live streaming of the following games this week. To view the games, clickhere. Note that the times listed are the start of the broadcast and not necessarily the kickoff time, and that more games might be added to the schedule.

Friday

*Chamblee at St. Pius, 7 p.m.

*Fellowship Christian at Whitefield Academy, 7 p.m.

*Jeff Davis at Bacon County, 7 p.m.

*Lanier at Heritage (Conyers), 7 p.m.

*Rockmart at Callaway, 7 p.m.

*Salem at Loganville, 7 p.m.

*Vidalia at Benedictine, 7 p.m.

*Clarke Central at Gainesville, 7:15 p.m.

*Toombs County at Pierce County, 7:15 p.m.

*Wilcox County at Charlton County, 7:15 p.m.

*Bremen at Chattahoochee County, 7:25 p.m.

*Adairsville at Lakeview-Fort Oglethorpe, 7:30 p.m.

*Armuchee at Dade County, 7:30 p.m.

*Colquitt County at Valdosta, 7:30 p.m.

*Dacula at Brookwood, 7:30 p.m.

*East Jackson at Jefferson, 7:30 p.m.

*Effingham County at Ware County, 7:30 p.m.

*Fayette County at Woodward Academy, 7:30 p.m.

*Johns Creek at North Forsyth, 7:30 p.m.

*Mount Vernon Presbyterian at Landmark Christian, 7:30 p.m.

*Marist at Grady, 8 p.m.

 

WSBTV.com

*North Paulding at McEachern, 7:30 p.m. Friday

 

ScoreATL.com

*Westminster at Blessed Trinity, 7:20 p.m. Friday

 

Highlights

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A fast-paced show featuring live look-ins, highlights and analysis from nearly 100 games across Georgia and the Southeast, 7:30 p.m. at NFHSnetwork.com.

 

 

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Maxwell Projections

Here is this week's schedule with projected margins of victory, courtesy of the Maxwell Ratings. The projected winner is on the left. The projected margin of victory is on the right. The Maxwell computer ratings take into account historical scores, weighing the more recent seasons the most heavily.

 

Today's games

Groves vs. Long Co. -1

Houston Co. vs. Jones Co. -1

Jackson, Atl. vs. North Clayton -11

Northside, Col. vs. Hardaway -20

Pike Co. vs. Mount Zion, Jones. -10

Rutland vs. Spencer -3

Sandy Creek at Troup -27

Starr's Mill vs. Morrow -23

 

Friday's games

Adairsville at Lakeview-Ft. Ogle. -41

Alexander vs. Villa Rica -16

Allatoona at Hiram -24

Alpharetta at Chattahoochee -27

Archer vs. Shiloh -21

Athens Acad. at Lakeview Acad. -20

Athens Christian at George Walton -3

Bacon Co. vs. Jeff Davis -14

Bainbridge vs. Dougherty -30

Benedictine vs. Vidalia -2

Blessed Trinity vs. Westminster -9

Bowdon at Temple -39

Bremen at Chattahoochee Co. -14

Brooks Co. vs. Fitzgerald -6

Brookstone at Central, Talbotton -25

Bryan Co. vs. McIntosh Co. Acd. -13

Buford at Monroe Area -41

Callaway vs. Rockmart -23

Calvary Day at Portal -30

Cambridge vs. North Springs -21

Camden Co. vs. Tift Co. -12

Cartersville at NW Whitfield -27

Carver, Columbus vs. Shaw -28

Cedar Grove vs. Towers -31

Cedartown at Haralson Co. -22

Centennial at Habersham Central -29

Central, Carrollton vs. Pepperell -37

Charlton Co. vs. Wilcox Co. -10

Chattooga at Gordon Lee -3

Cherokee vs. Lassiter -17

Clarkston vs. Cross Keys -32

Claxton vs. Sav. Country Day -12

Clinch Co. at Turner Co. -19

Coffee vs. Brunswick -14

Colquitt Co. at Valdosta -23

Commerce at Providence Christ. -41

Cook vs. Appling Co. -1

Crawford Co. at Glascock Co. -24

Creekside at Tri-Cities -18

Cross Creek vs. Greenbrier -4

Dacula at Brookwood -24

Dade Co. vs. Armuchee -30

Dalton vs. River Ridge -35

Dawson Co. vs. Fannin Co. -5

Decatur vs. Douglass -24

Dooly Co. vs. Schley Co. -23

Drew vs. Mundy's Mill -4

Dublin vs. East Laurens -20

Eagle's Landing vs. Locust Grove -9

Early Co. at Pelham -4

East Coweta at Pebblebrook -28

East Hall vs. Johnson, Gainesville -8

East Paulding vs. Lithia Springs -27

Eastside at Henry Co. -17

Emanuel Co. Institute at Treutlen -33

Evans vs. Richmond Academy -18

Flowery Branch at Apalachee -7

Gainesville vs. Clarke Central -19

Georgia Military at Warren Co. -4

Gilmer at Southeast Whitfield -23

Gordon Central at Murray Co. -8

Grayson vs. Central Gwinnett -19

Greenville vs. Taylor Co. -19

Griffin vs. Spalding -33

Harris Co. vs. Columbus -33

Hart Co. vs. Jackson Co. -34

Hawkinsville at Marion Co. -5

Heard Co. at Manchester -4

Hephzibah at Glenn Hills -5

Hillgrove vs. Kennesaw Mountain -27

Hughes at South Cobb -23

Irwin Co. vs. Lanier Co. -39

Jefferson vs. East Jackson -42

Jenkins vs. Savannah -32

Johns Creek at North Forsyth -2

Jonesboro vs. Riverdale -12

Kell at Riverwood -25

Kendrick vs. Jordan -3

Lakeside, Evans at Grovetown -20

Lamar Co. vs. Northeast -24

Landmark Christ. vs. Mt. Vernon -41

Laney vs. Josey -38

Lanier at Heritage, Conyers -21

Lincoln Co. vs. Hancock Central -2

Lovett vs. Holy Innocents' -36

Lowndes at Lee Co. -18

Luella at Dutchtown -1

Lumpkin Co. vs. Banks Co. -16

Macon Co. vs. Bleckley Co. -2

Madison Co. at North Hall -8

Marist vs. Grady -16

Mary Persons at Upson-Lee -10

Mays at Banneker -34

McEachern vs. North Paulding -26

McNair vs. South Atlanta -6

Metter vs. Harlem -34

Miller Grove vs. M. L. King -7

Milton at Walton -16

Model vs. Coosa -10

Monroe vs. Albany -31

Montgomery Co. at Wheeler Co. -8

Mount de Sales at Wilkinson Co. -5

Mount Paran at Christian Heritage -26

Mount Pisgah vs. Pinecrest Acad. -3

Mount Zion, Carroll at Trion -4

New Hampstead at N. Cobb Christ. -1

New Manchester vs. Paulding Co. -8

Newnan at Campbell -9

North Cobb vs. Marietta -10

North Murray at Coahulla Creek -36

North Oconee at White Co. -12

Northgate vs. Forest Park -24

Northside, W.R. vs. W. Robins -16

Northview vs. Lambert -5

Oconee Co. vs. Morgan Co. -7

O.L. of Mercy at Strong Rock -16

Parkview vs. South Gwinnett -5

Peach Co. vs. Jackson -24

Pickens at LaFayette -32

Pierce Co. vs. Toombs Co. -22

Prince Avenue at Towns Co. -37

Richmond Hill vs. South Effingham -1

Ridgeland vs. Heritage, Ringgold -23

Ringgold at Sonoraville -16

Riverside Mil. at Oglethorpe Co. -13

Rome at Woodland, Cartersville -17

Roswell vs. Woodstock -7

Salem at Loganville -5

Sav. Christian vs. Jenkins Co. -23

Screven Co. vs. Swainsboro -13

Seminole Co. vs. Stewart Co. -39

Sequoyah at Creekview -6

South Forsyth vs. West Forsyth -10

South Paulding vs. Chapel Hill -38

SE Bulloch vs. Johnson, Sav. -8

Southwest vs. Central, Macon -1

SW DeKalb vs. Dunwoody -20

Sprayberry vs. Forsyth Central -14

St. Francis vs. King's Ridge -22

St. Pius vs. Chamblee -37

Statesboro at Bradwell Institute -12

Stephens Co. at Chestatee -22

Stephenson vs. Druid Hills -20

Stockbridge at Ola -15

Stratford Academy at Twiggs Co. -33

Tattnall Co. at Brantley Co. -5

Tattnall Square vs. First Presby. -13

Telfair Co. vs. Atkinson Co. -3

Terrell Co. vs. Baconton -17

Thomas Co. Central at Cairo -1

Thomasville vs. Berrien -15

Thomson vs. Liberty Co. -12

Union Co. vs. Rabun Co. -11

Veterans vs. Perry -4

Walnut Grove at Hampton -28

Ware Co. vs. Effingham Co. -28

Washington vs. Therrell -18

Washington Co. vs. Butler -41

Wash.-Wilkes at Social Circle -40

West Hall at Franklin Co. -26

West Laurens at Baldwin -10

Westlake at Douglas Co. -5

Wheeler vs. Pope -8

Whitefield Acad. vs. Fellowship -4

Whitewater vs. Carrollton -14

Winder-Barrow vs. Cedar Shoals -16

Woodland, Stock. vs. Union Grove -4

Woodward Acd. vs. Fayette Co. -21

 

Saturday's games

Arabia Mountain vs. Lithonia -4

Beach vs. Islands -20

Burke Co. at Windsor Forest -41

Mitchell Co. vs. Miller Co. -5

Redan vs. Stone Mountain -6

Westover vs. Worth Co. -2

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