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 Thursday, September 22, 2016

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Weekend Preview: GHSF Daily's 10 Best
1Allatoona at Harrison
When, where: 7:30 p.m. Friday, Bruce Cobleigh Stadium, Kennesaw
Records, rankings: Allatoona is 1-3 overall, 1-0 in Region 6-AAAAAA and unranked; Harrison is 4-0, 1-0 and No. 7.
Last meeting: This is the teams' first meeting.
Three things to know: 1. Allatoona opened in 2008 to relieve overcrowding at Kennesaw Mountain, North Cobb and Harrison, which is about 10 miles away. Allatoona is 2-0 all-time against Kennesaw Mountain but has never played the other two. Harrison was in a higher classification until this season, and Allatoona has been in large regions that limited opportunities for non-region games. 2. Allatoona opened the season with three losses to ranked teams (Cartersville, Alexander and Sandy Creek) by an average of 9.3 points. The Buccaneers rush for 206.5 yards per game, led by Charles Anderson's 422 yards on 83 carries. QB Tate Tatum is 24-for-46 passing for 403 yards and three TDs. 3. Harrison, which is 4-0 for the first time since 2008, is averaging 36.8 points and 416 yards per game (210 rushing, 206 passing). Junior QB Justin Fields is 41-for-66 passing for 801 yards, leads the Hoyas in rushing with 346 yards on 45 carries, and had a hand in 12 touchdowns. Senior LB C.J. Turner has 72 tackles for a team allowing 15.3 points per game.
 
Bowdon at Darlington
When, where: 7:30 p.m. Friday, Chris Hunter Stadium, Rome
Records, rankings: Bowdon is 3-1 overall, 1-0 in Region 6-A Div. A and No. 8 in Class A public; Darlington is 3-1, 1-0 and No. 6 in Class A private.
Last meeting: Darlington won 18-7 in 2015.
Three things to know: 1. This game will be a measure of the relative strengths of public and private schools in Class A. Both are ranked No. 6 in the computer Maxwell Ratings. Maxwell rates the private school as being stronger at each corresponding spot in the top 10 by an average of about 4.5 points. This is the first time these two have played when both were ranked by the AJC. Darlington has won five straight in a series that it leads 11-7. 2. Darlington passes only about eight times per game. The offense is built around RB Tijai Whatley, who has rushed for 592 yards and eight touchdowns on 72 carries. Another key player is RB/CB Elijah McCoy, who has 403 all-purpose yards and three interceptions. 3. Bowdon's lone loss was against Class AAAA Troup 28-27. Bowdon averages 189.5 yards rushing and 91.0 passing per game. Aaron Beasley has rushed for a team-leading 475 yards. Tay Sheppard, who ran for 1,400 yards last season, has 208 yards rushing and 175 receiving on just 30 touches. Cason Parmer and Dylan Raymond split time at quarterback.
 
Cedar Grove at Westminster
When, where: 7:30 p.m. Friday, Alfred E. Thompson Stadium, Atlanta
Records, rankings: Cedar Grove is 3-1 overall, 1-0 in Region 5-AAA and No. 3; Westminster is 2-2, 1-0 and No. 7.
Last meeting: Westminster won 24-8 in the 2015 Class AAA semifinals.
Watch the game: Online at NFHS Network
Three things to know: 1. The Class AAA semifinal last season was a huge upset. Westminster was 9-4 and unranked. Cedar Grove was 11-1-1 and ranked No. 3. Westminster won partly on field position (five touchbacks, two punts inside the 20-yard line) and turnovers (none to Cedar Grove's two). Westminster RB Zay Malcome rushed for 126 yards. 2. Malcome, Westminster's career rushing leader, is back. He has rushed for 569 yards and seven touchdowns, leads the team in receptions with 12 for 102 yards and has chipped in 13 tackles on defense. RB/DB Ian Ude has rushed for 216 yards and has 22 tackles. Starting QB J.D. Falconer (28-of-45 for 347 yards) went down to injury early in last week's game but hopes to return. 3. Cedar Grove RB Grant Walker, a transfer from Decatur, has rushed for 497 yards on 70 carries. QB Jaleni Woods, who is committed to Oklahoma State, is 34-of-56 passing for 438 yards and five touchdowns. DL/OLB DeAngelo Malone has 33 tackles, 11 for losses, and 4.5 sacks.
 
Colquitt County at Valdosta
When, where: 8 p.m. Friday, Cleveland Field at Bazemore-Hyder Stadium, Valdosta
Records, rankings: Colquitt County is 1-4 and No. 10 in Class AAAAAAA; Valdosta is 5-0 and No. 3 in AAAAAA.
Last meeting: Colquitt County won 49-14 in 2015.
Watch the game: Online at NFHS Network
Three things to know: 1. Valdosta and Colquitt County are 4-4 against each other since Rush Propst became Colquitt's head coach in 2008. Colquitt has won the last three. Valdosta coach Alan Rodemaker is new to the series. He is the fifth coach in Valdosta history to start 5-0. The others were Rance Gillespie (2010), Mike O'Brien (1996), Charlie Greene (1972) and Bobby Hooks (1932). 2. After an erratic start, Colquitt County QB Jay Saunders came into his own last week, when he threw for 376 yards in a 52-14 victory over Brookwood. The senior has 1,092 yards passing on the season. Xavier Powell (26-287-2) and Tory Ponder (21-270-2) are the top receivers. RB Daijun Edwards has rushed for a team-leading 271 yards. 3. Valdosta QB Hunter Holt came off the bench to start the season but has emerged as the starter and one of the classification's top dual-threat players. He's 31-of-40 passing for 521 yards and eight touchdowns and no interceptions. Holt also leads the team in rushing with 334 yards on 46 carries (7.3 ypc).
 
Gainesville at Jefferson
When, where: 7:30 p.m. Friday, Memorial Stadium, Jefferson
Records, rankings: Gainesville is 2-1 and unranked in Class AAAAAA; Jefferson is 3-1 and No. 9 in AAAA.
Last meeting: This is the teams' first meeting.
Watch the game: Online at NFHS Network
Three things to know: 1. These are two of the premier programs in northeast Georgia. Both won state titles in 2012. Although Jefferson has never played Gainesville, which is about 22 miles away, it has had success against teams from Hall County, compiling an all-time 23-13-1 record. The Dragons won their first meeting with Flowery Branch 33-0 last week. 2. Gainesville hasn't played since Sept. 2, when it beat Clarke Central 21-14 to avenge a stunning 44-7 loss to the Gladiators last season. Quarterback DJ Irons was 25-of-35 passing for 209 yards and two touchdowns, including the game-winning 1-yard pass to Brendon Goss with six minutes remaining. Jim Barnett had seven catches for 97 yards and a TD. 3. Jefferson gets 218.8 yards per game from a rushing attack led by junior RB Colby Wood, who last week went over the 3,000-yard mark for his career. Wood has 442 yards and seven touchdowns on 72 carries this season, with three games of at least 120 yards. The Dragons attempt about 11 passes per game and average 93.3 yards.
 
Lincoln County at Stratford Academy
When, where: 7:30 p.m. Friday, Eagle Field, Macon
Records, rankings: Lincoln County is 2-0-1 and No. 6 in Class A public; Stratford Academy is 2-1 and No. 7 in Class A private.
Last meeting: Lincoln County won 21-20 in 2014.
Three things to know: 1. Lincoln County (No. 6) is the highest-rated public school in 7-A, and Stratford Academy (No. 7) is the highest-rated private school, so this could be a preview of the region championship game. Lincoln County has won 33 region titles in its history, most recently in 2012. Stratford Academy has not won a region title since moving from the GISA in 2014. 2. Lincoln County's defense has been outstanding, allowing just 132.7 yards and 4.7 points per game. The Red Devils' offense is led by QB Javon Reid, who has rushed for 182 yards and three TDs on 39 carries and is 14-for-29 passing for 179 yards. Quay Hartfield is the leading rusher with 186 yards and three TDs on 20 carries. Both went over 100 yards against McCormick, S.C., in the opener. 3. Stratford Academy runs the ball about 90 percent of the time, sharing the workload among a number of backs. Kasey Sanders (28), Ames Jamison (19) and Carter Griffin (19) have the most carries, but nobody has a 100-yard game. QB Noah Hill attempts less than five passes per game.
 
South Forsyth at Lassiter
When, where: 7:30 p.m. Friday, Frank Fillmann Stadium, Lassiter
Records, rankings: South Forsyth is 3-1 and No. 8 in Class AAAAAAA; Lassiter is 4-0 and No. 6 in AAAAAAA.
Last meeting: This is the teams' first meeting.
Watch the game: Online at NFHS Network
Three things to know: 1. This game matches the No. 3 scoring offense in Class AAAAAAA against the No. 9 scoring defense. South Forsyth is averaging 40.3 point per game (49 per game since a 27-14 loss to Hillgrove in the opener). Lassiter allows 14.3 points per game, no more than 21 in any game this season. 2. South Forsyth QB Davis Shanley, the offensive player of the year in 6-AAAAAA last season, has passed for 721 yards, rushed for 226 and had a hand in 10 TDs. The War Eagles run more than they pass, averaging 229.5 yards rushing and 185.8 passing. Tyler Bowman (37 carries, 250 yards), Jared Honey (35-168) and Jake Nicholas (31-156) share the workload. 3. Lassiter's defense features a secondary that has three players rated three-star recruits or better - senior Tyriq Hardimon (committed to California) and juniors Derrik Allen (34 offers) and Christian Jackson (West Virginia among four offers). QB Bradley Riopelle directs the offense. He passed for 156 yards in the second half as the Trojans rallied to beat Marietta 21-14 last week.
 
Thomas County Central at Lee County
When, where: 7:30 p.m. Friday, Trojan Field, Leesburg
Records, rankings: Thomas County Central is 4-1 and No. 5 in Class AAAAA; Lee County is 4-0 and No. 4 in AAAAAA.
Last meeting: Thomas County Central won 45-14 in 2013.
Three things to know: 1. Thomas County Central leads this series 21-1. Lee County won 42-21 in 2005. The closest game since then has been 24-7. Thomas Central has averaged 52.7 points in the last four meetings. Lee County coach Dean Fabrizio is 48-31 overall but 0-5 against Central. 2. Lee County RB Mark Robinson leads Region 1-AAAAAA in rushing by a wide margin. He has 631 yards and seven touchdowns on 96 carries. QB Jase Orndorff is 60-of-98 passing for 712 yards and six touchdowns. DB Otis Reese is committed to Michigan. DL Aubrey Solomon, who recently de-committed from Michigan, is an AJC Super 11 pick. 3. Thomas County Central QB Kelias Williams has more yards rushing (775) than passing (492). The Yellow Jackets average 290.0 yards rushing as a team. PK Lauren Pearson is the first female to score points in a game in team history. She's 16-of-18 on extra points and 3-for-3 on field goals.
 
Union County at Greater Atlanta Christian
When, where: 7:30 p.m. Friday, Spartan Stadium, Norcross
Records, rankings: Union County is 4-0 overall, 0-0 in Region 7-AAA and unranked; Greater Atlanta Christian is 3-1, 0-0 and No. 1.
Last meeting: Greater Atlanta Christian won 38-0 in 2005.
Watch the game: Online at NFHS Network
Three things to know: 1. This is the Region 7-AAA opener for both teams and the first meeting between them since they were members of Region 8-AA in 2005. Union County and GAC played each other every year from 1998 to 2005, with GAC winning all eight games. 2. Union County QB Cole Wright has passed for 449 yards, rushed for a team-leading 505 yards and had a hand in 12 TDs. RB Bo Lynch ran for 189 yards and two scores in a 42-28 victory over Banks County last week. The Panthers rush for 255 yards per game. 3. GAC QB Davis Mills (committed to Stanford), the state's consensus No. 1 senior recruit, returned much earlier than expected from a preseason knee injury. He was just 5-for-17 for 44 yards in his first game back, a 21-17 loss to Valor Christian of Colorado two weeks ago. But he shook off the rust in a 37-7 victory over St. Pius last week, completing 13 of 16 for 211 yards and three scores. The Spartans average 200 yards per game rushing, and about two-thirds of that comes from RB Kyler McMichael (84 carries, 563 yards, six TDs).
 
Vidalia at Benedictine
When, where: 7:30 p.m. Friday, T.A. Wright Stadium/Savannah State, Savannah
Records, rankings: Vidalia is 3-1 overall, 1-0 in Region 2-AA and No. 9; Benedictine is 4-0, 1-0 and No. 2.
Last meeting: Benedictine won 27-3 in 2015.
Watch the game: Online at NFHS Network
Three things to know: 1. The winner of this game has won Region 2-AA the past four seasons. Benedictine won in 2013 and 2015. Vidalia won in 2012 and 2014. Benedictine overcame the 2014 loss to win a  state championship. 2. Benedictine gets two-thirds of its yards rushing. John Wesley Kennedy is Benedictine's leading rusher (275 yards) and receiver (223). He has seven touchdowns. QB Nick Iannone is 28-of-45 passing for 429 yards. DE Adam King has nine tackles for losses. 3. Vidalia is even more tilted toward the run, getting 195.9 per game rushing, 35.0 passing (6-for-25). LB/RB Nate McBride, an AJC Super 11 player, is the leading rusher with 226 yards and four touchdowns on just 20 carries. He has 39 tackles. DE/RB Lakia Henry has 32 tackles, four for losses, and 194 yards rushing.
 
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4Ranked and rivals
Colquitt County and Valdosta are playing each other as ranked teams for the sixth time in the regular season since 1982, when The Atlanta Journal-Constitution rankings began (replacing the separate Atlanta Journal and Atlanta Constitution polls). Here are the rivalries that have been played the most in the regular season when both teams were ranked.
 
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Charlton County vs. Clinch County
12
Cairo vs. Thomas County Central
Lincoln County vs. Washington-Wilkes
Marist vs. Tucker
10
Northside (Warner Robins) vs. Warner Robins
8
Brookwood vs. Parkview
Lowndes vs. Valdosta
7
Brooks County vs. Fitzgerald
Greene County vs. Washington-Wilkes
Norcross vs. North Gwinnett
Northside (Warner Robins) vs. Peach County
6
Buford vs. Greater Atlanta Christian
Colquitt County vs. Thomas County Central
Colquitt County vs. Valdosta
Greater Atlanta Christian vs. Lovett
Lowndes vs. Ware County
Marist vs. Woodward Academy
Thomas County Central vs. Thomasville
Thomson vs. Thomas County Central
5
Camden County vs. Lowndes
Carver (Columbus) vs. LaGrange
Clinch County vs. Wilcox County
Commerce vs. Lincoln County
LaGrange vs. Newnan
Manchester vs. R.E. Lee
North Gwinnett vs. Peachtree Ridge

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Watch The Games
On TV
Today
*Clarke Central at Cedar Shoals, 7:30 p.m., GPB
*Northwest Whitfield at Ridgeland, 7:30 p.m., WFLI (Chattanooga)
 
On the Web
1NFHS Network
The NFHS Network will present live streaming of the following games this week. To view the games, click here. 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.
Today
*Cairo at Shaw, 7 p.m.
Friday
*Callaway at Harris County, 7 p.m.
*Chapel Hill at Troup, 7 p.m.
*LaGrange at Central (Carrollton), 7 p.m.
*Riverwood at Lithia Springs, 7 p.m.
*Salem at Woodward Academy, 7 p.m.
*Southwest DeKalb at Rockdale County, 7 p.m.
*Toombs County at Bacon County, 7 p.m.
*Cedar Grove at Westminster, 7:05 p.m.
*North Atlanta at Pope, 7:15 p.m.
*Pierce County at Wayne County, 7:15 p.m.
*Turner County at Charlton County, 7:15 p.m.
*South Forsyth at Lassiter, 7:20 p.m.
*Union County at Greater Atlanta Christian, 7:20 p.m.
*Discovery at Peachtree Ridge, 7:30 p.m.
*Effingham County at Burke County, 7:30 p.m.
*Gainesville at Jefferson, 7:30 p.m.
*Kell at Cass, 7:30 p.m.
*Lanier at St. Pius, 7:30 p.m.
*Mount Vernon Presbyterian at Landmark Christian, 7:30 p.m.
*Northview at Johns Creek, 7:30 p.m.
*Rockmart at Dade County, 7:30 p.m.
*Seminole County at Randolph-Clay, 7:30 p.m.
*Tucker at M.L. King, 7:30 p.m.
*Vidalia at Benedictine, 7:30 p.m.
*Wesleyan at Holy Innocents', 7:30 p.m.
*Colquitt County vs. Valdosta, 8 p.m.
 
*Dacula at Walton, 7:15 p.m. Friday 
2High School Football Gives Back!
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Four Questions
1GHSF Daily asked Georgia head coaches to answer these four questions. We'll report from a different head coach each day.
 
Nick Bach, Mountain View
1. What is the most memorable game you've been a part of as a player or coach? "When I coached outside linebackers at the University at Buffalo, I witnessed Khalil Mack single-handedly take over a game vs. the University of Massachusetts and inspire his team to a much-needed comeback victory. The guy was all over the place with incredible effort. I think he finished the game with 15 tackles, three TFLs, two sacks and two forced fumbles or something like that. His will and drive to win that game were extremely memorable to me." [Mack is an All-Pro defensive end/outside linebacker for the Oakland Raiders. He holds the NCAA record for forced fumbles in a career.]
 
2. Which high school coach would you want your son to play for, and why? "My first choice would undoubtedly be Lou Tepper, who is semi-retired from the college ranks and currently assisting at Greene County High School here in Georgia. He is my mentor in life and in football. I just hold him in such high regard for his work ethic, his faith and his love for those around him. He's also one of the greatest linebacker coaches in the history of the game. But I would also add that Gwinnett County is so loaded with excellent coaches, that I'd be very happy to have my son play for any of the men around here." [Tepper, 71, is a former head coach at Illinois and was defensive coordinator at Buffalo when Bach was there. Tepper recently moved to Lake Oconee.]
 
3. What is your pet peeve as a coach or favorite saying/motto? "That's easy - 'Hard Work Pays Off.' That's what we say around here at Mountain View. I got that one from Khalil Mack himself, and he is proving it to be true right now in the NFL."
 
4. Which GHSA policy or high school football rule would you most like to see changed? "It already happened - when the GHSA's executive committee adjusted bylaw 2.62-b and added that 'member schools shall compete, practice or scrimmage only against other member schools, or against schools who are full members, with no restrictions of the State Association in their respective states.' My hope is that the GHSA not only enforces this, but works to strengthen it. If they don't, then more schools like IMG will be established around the country, and the traditional high school football competition will become a second-rate product over time, and that would be very unfortunate."
 
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Region Standings: Classes AAA and AA
Class AAA
Region 1-AAA
Team
Reg.
All
Last week
This week*
Crisp County
0-0
4-0
d. Rutland 49-14
at Spencer (CM)
Monroe
0-0
2-1
d. Albany 42-0
vs. Brooks Co. (M)
Worth County
0-0
2-3
l. to Thomasville 25-21
Does not play
Cook
0-0
1-3
d. Berrien 48-28
at Thomasville
Dougherty
0-0
0-3
l. to Spencer 28-14
vs. Albany (Sat., M)
 
Region 2-AAA
Team
Reg.
All
Last week
This week
Liberty County
0-0
3-0
Did not play
vs. New Hampstead
Appling County
0-0
2-1
d. Wayne Co. 39-38
vs. Statesboro
Brantley County
0-0
2-1
Did not play
at Montgomery Co.
Pierce County
0-0
2-2
l. to Brooks Co. 33-28
at Wayne Co.
Tattnall County
0-0
2-2
l. to Bradwell Inst. 30-20
Does not play
Long County
0-0
1-1-1
t. New Hampstead 20-20
vs. Bradwell Institute
 
Region 3-AAA
Team
Reg.
All
Last week
This week
Jenkins
1-0
3-1
d. Johnson, Sav. 52-6
vs. Southeast Bulloch (P)
Savannah
1-0
3-1
d. Groves 55-21
vs. Beach (SM)
Windsor Forest
1-0
2-1
d. Beach 36-25
at Groves (Thu., GC)
Southeast Bulloch
1-0
1-2
d. Islands 42-8
at Jenkins (P)
Groves
0-1
1-3
l. to Savannah 55-21
vs. Win. Forest (Th., GC)
Johnson (Savannah)
0-1
0-3
l. to Jenkins 52-6
vs. Islands (GC)
Beach
0-1
0-4
l. to Windsor Forest 36-25
at Savannah (SM)
Islands
0-1
0-4
l. to SE Bulloch 42-8
at Johnson, Sav. (GC)
 
Region 4-AAA
Team
Reg.
All
Last week
This week
Central (Macon)
0-0
4-0
d. Northeast 20-8
at Kendrick (K)
Peach County
0-0
3-1
d. Mary Persons 20-19
vs. Westside, Macon
Pike County
0-0
3-1
d. Fayette Co. 11-8
Does not play
Jackson
0-0
2-2
d. Monticello 34-0
vs. Rutland
Westside (Macon)
0-0
2-2
d. B.E.S.T. Academy 42-6
at Peach Co.
Rutland
0-0
1-3
l. to Crisp Co. 49-14
at Jackson
Kendrick
0-0
0-4
Did not play
vs. Central, Macon (K)
 
Region 5-AAA
Team
Reg.
All
Last week
This week
Cedar Grove
1-0
3-1
d. Lovett 28-21
at Westminster
Pace Academy
1-0
3-1
d. Stone Mountain 44-20
vs. Redan
Towers
1-0
2-2
d. McNair 24-7
vs. Lovett (AV)
Westminster
1-0
2-2
d. Redan 45-13
vs. Cedar Grove
Lovett
0-1
2-2
l. to Cedar Grove 28-21
at Towers (AV)
McNair
0-1
2-2
l. to Towers 24-7
at Stone Mtn. (Sat., AV)
Redan
0-1
1-3
l. to Westminster 45-13
at Pace Academy
Stone Mountain
0-1
1-3
l. to Pace Academy 44-20
vs. McNair (Sat., AV)
 
Region 6-AAA
North
Team
Reg.
All
Last week
This week
Murray County
0-0
3-1
l. to Bremen 42-14
vs. Adairsville
North Murray
0-0
3-1
d. Haralson Co. 50-0
vs. Calhoun
Ringgold
0-0
2-2
l. to Adairsville 48-34
vs. Sonoraville
Coahulla Creek
0-0
0-4
l. to Calhoun 57-12
vs. Bremen
Lakeview-Ft. Ogle.
0-0
0-4
l. to Sonoraville 46-3
vs. Haralson Co.
South
Team
Reg.
All
Last week
This week
Bremen
0-0
2-2
d. Murray Co. 42-14
at Coahulla Creek
Calhoun
0-0
2-2
d. Coahulla Creek 57-12
at North Murray
Sonoraville
0-0
2-2
d. Lakeview-Ft. Ogle. 46-3
at Ringgold
Adairsville
0-0
1-3
d. Ringgold 48-34
at Murray Co.
Haralson County
0-0
0-3
l. to North Murray 50-0
at Lakeview-Ft. Oglethorpe
 
Region 7-AAA
Team
Reg.
All
Last week
This week
Union County
0-0
4-0
d. Banks Co. 42-28
at Greater Atl. Christian
Greater Atl. Christian
0-0
3-1
d. St. Pius 37-7
vs. Union Co.
North Hall
0-0
3-1
l. to White Co. 24-23
at Fannin Co.
East Hall
0-0
2-2
d. Jackson Co. 38-22
at Lumpkin Co.
Fannin County
0-0
2-2
d. Andrews, N.C. 42-0
vs. North Hall
Dawson County
0-0
1-1
l. to West Hall 30-23
vs. White Co.
Lumpkin County
0-0
1-2
l. to Chestatee 38-33
vs. East Hall
 
Region 8-AAA
Team
Reg.
All
Last week
This week
East Jackson
0-0
2-2
l. to Glynn Academy 34-14
Does not play
Morgan County
0-0
2-2
d. Putnam Co. 35-14
vs. Lamar Co.
Franklin County
0-0
1-3
l. to Elbert Co. 52-28
vs. Madison Co.
Monroe Area
0-0
1-3
l. to Madison Co. 41-7
at Apalachee
Jackson County
0-0
1-4
l. to East Hall 38-22
Does not play
Hart County
0-0
0-4
l. to Blessed Trinity 43-0
vs. Stephens Co.
 
Class AA
Region 1-AA
Team
Reg.
All
Last week
This week*
Brooks County
0-0
3-0
d. Pierce Co. 33-28
at Monroe (M)
Fitzgerald
0-0
3-0
d. Rockdale Co. 41-14
vs. Smiths Station, Ala.
Berrien
0-0
2-2
l. to Cook 48-28
vs. Early Co.
Thomasville
0-0
1-2
d. Worth Co. 25-21
vs. Cook
Early County
0-0
0-3-1
l. to Bainbridge 50-7
at Berrien
Albany
0-0
0-4
l. to Monroe 42-0
at Dougherty (Sat., M)
 
Region 2-AA
Team
Reg.
All
Last week
This week
Benedictine
1-0
4-0
d. Swainsboro 47-8
vs. Vidalia (SS)
Toombs County
1-0
3-1
d. Bryan Co. 41-7
at Bacon Co.
Vidalia
1-0
3-1
d. Metter 28-6
at Benedictine (SS)
Bacon County
1-0
1-2
d. Jeff Davis 14-7
vs. Toombs Co.
Bryan County
0-1
1-2
l. to Toombs Co. 41-7
at Swainsboro
Metter
0-1
1-2
l. to Vidalia 28-6
at Jeff Davis
Jeff Davis
0-1
0-3
l. to Bacon Co. 14-7
vs. Metter
Swainsboro
0-1
0-4
l. to Benedictine 47-8
vs. Bryan Co.
 
Region 3-AA
Team
Reg.
All
Last week
This week
Dublin
0-0
4-0
Did not play
vs. East Laurens
Washington County
0-0
2-2
d. Evans 20-19
Does not play
Bleckley County
0-0
1-3
Did not play
at Northeast (TH)
Dodge County
0-0
1-3
l. to Dooly Co. 34-25
at Southwest (H)
East Laurens
0-0
1-3
Did not play
at Dublin
Southwest
0-0
1-3
l. to Spalding 35-0
vs. Dodge Co. (H)
Northeast
0-0
0-4
l. to Central, Macon 20-8
vs. Bleckley Co. (TH)
 
Region 4-AA
Team
Reg.
All
Last week
This week
Jefferson County
1-0
4-0
d. Laney 24-8
vs. Westside, Augusta
Screven County
1-0
3-1
d. Butler 35-6
vs. Laney
Harlem
1-0
2-2
d. Glenn Hills 34-21
vs. Butler
Josey
1-0
2-2
d. Westside, Augusta 32-7
vs. Glenn Hills
Butler
0-1
1-3
l. to Screven Co. 35-6
at Harlem
Glenn Hills
0-1
1-3
l. to Harlem 34-21
at Josey
Westside (Augusta)
0-1
1-3
l. to Josey 32-7
at Jefferson Co.
Laney
0-1
0-4
l. to Jefferson Co. 24-8
at Screven Co.
 
Region 5-AA
Team
Reg.
All
Last week
This week
Callaway
0-0
4-0
d. Upson-Lee 34-7
at Harris Co.
Temple
0-0
4-0
d. Loachapoka, Ala. 35-7
at Heard Co.
Heard County
0-0
4-1
d. Central, Carrollton 28-7
vs. Temple
Lamar County
0-0
3-1
d. Marion Co. 27-0
at Morgan Co.
Spencer
0-0
3-1
d. Dougherty 28-14
vs. Crisp Co. (CM)
Jordan
0-0
0-4
l. to Manchester 38-12
at Upson-Lee
 
Region 6-AA
Team
Reg.
All
Last week
This week
B.E.S.T. Academy
1-0
1-4
l. to Westside, Mac. 42-6
vs. Washington (L)
Douglass
1-1
1-2
Did not play
vs. Osborne
KIPP Atl. Collegiate
0-0
3-1
Did not play
at Therrell (L)
Therrell
0-0
2-2
Did not play
vs. KIPP Atlanta (L)
Hapeville
0-0
1-3
l. to Cartersville 38-7
vs. South Atlanta (HR)
Washington
0-0
1-3
l. to Newnan 48-14
at B.E.S.T. Academy (L)
South Atlanta
0-1
2-3
d. Forest Park 36-0
at Hapeville (HR)
 
Region 7-AA
Team
Reg.
All
Last week
This week
Model
1-0
4-0
d. Dade Co. 35-13
at Armuchee
Rockmart
1-0
3-1
d. Armuchee 62-6
at Dade Co.
Pepperell
1-0
2-1
d. Gordon Central 69-0
vs. Coosa
Chattooga
1-0
2-2
d. Coosa 48-14
vs. Gordon Central
Armuchee
0-1
1-3
l. to Rockmart 62-6
vs. Model
Coosa
0-1
1-3
l. to Chattooga 48-14
at Pepperell
Dade County
0-1
1-3
l. to Model 35-13
vs. Rockmart
Gordon Central
0-1
0-4
l. to Pepperell 69-0
at Chattooga
 
Region 8-AA
Team
Reg.
All
Last week
This week
Rabun County
0-0
2-0
Did not play
at West Hall
Elbert County
0-0
3-1
d. Franklin Co. 52-28
at Putnam Co.
Banks County
0-0
1-3
l. to Union Co. 42-28
vs. Monticello
Social Circle
0-0
1-3
Did not play
at Oglethorpe Co.
Oglethorpe County
0-0
0-3
l. to Georgia Military 41-27
vs. Social Circle
Monticello
0-0
0-4
l. to Jackson 34-0
at Banks Co.
Putnam County
0-0
0-4
l. to Morgan Co. 35-14
vs. Elbert Co.
 
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; CM - Columbus Memorial; GC - Garden City; H - Henderson; HR - Hapeville Recreation Center; K - Kinnett; L - Lakewood; M - Mills; P - Pooler; SM - Savannah Memorial; SS - Savannah State; TH - Thompson

 

 

 

 

 

 

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Georgia Tech center Freddie Burden is the ACC's offensive lineman of the week. Burden anchored an offensive front that paved the way for 511 total yards (289 rushing, 222 passing) in a 38-7 win over Vanderbilt. Burden recorded a team-best eight defenders taken to the ground in only three quarters of action. For which south Georgia high school did Burden play? (Answer Friday)
 
Answer to Wednesday's question: LSU defensive end Arden Key, the SEC defensive lineman of the week, played high school football for M.L. King and Hapeville Charter.
 
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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. Games involving out-of-state teams are not included because of lack of data on those opponents.
 
Today's games
Amer.-Sumter at Northside, Col. -9
Cairo at Shaw -28
Carver, Columbus at Westover -17
Chattahoochee Co. at Baconton -17
Riverdale vs. McIntosh -9
Windsor Forest at Groves -6
 
Friday's games
Adairsville at Murray Co. -17
Alcovy at Forest Park -30
Alexander vs. New Manchester -29
Apalachee vs. Monroe Area -3
Appling Co. vs. Statesboro -11
Athens Academy vs. Towns Co. -30
Atkinson Co. vs. Lanier Co. -14
B.E.S.T. Academy vs. Washington -5
Banks Co. vs. Monticello -4
Banneker vs. Jackson, Atlanta -3
Benedictine vs. Vidalia -27
Bradwell Institute at Long Co. -17
Brantley Co. at Montgomery Co. -35
Bremen at Coahulla Creek -38
Brooks Co. at Monroe -13
Brookstone vs. Greenville -17
Brookwood at Berkmar -40
Brunswick at South Effingham -23
Burke Co. vs. Effingham Co. -11
Calhoun at North Murray -36
Calhoun Co. at Stewart Co. -12
Callaway at Harris Co. -13
Carrollton at Woodland, Carters. -41
Cartersville at Cedartown -39
Carver, Atlanta at North Springs -34
Cedar Grove at Westminster -2
Centennial vs. Cambridge -7
Charlton Co. vs. Turner Co. -1
Chattahoochee at Dunwoody -3
Chattooga vs. Gordon Central -38
Clarke Central at Cedar Shoals -7
Clinch Co. at Wilcox Co. -36
Coffee vs. Tift Co. -6
Columbia vs. Clarkston -40
Commerce at Athens Christian -12
Creekside vs. Tri-Cities -13
Crisp Co. at Spencer -14
Darlington vs. Bowdon -6
Dawson Co. vs. White Co. -3
Dodge Co. at Southwest -11
Dooly Co. vs. Schley Co. -24
Douglas Co. vs. Hughes -3
Douglass vs. Osborne -16
Dublin vs. East Laurens -31
ELCA vs. Fulton Leadership -42
Early Co. at Berrien -5
East Coweta vs. Arabia Mountain -9
East Hall at Lumpkin Co. -3
Elbert Co. at Putnam Co. -31
Emanuel Co. Institute vs. Treutlen -30
Evans vs. Baldwin -9
Flow. Branch vs. Johnson, Gain. -35
Forsyth Cent. vs. Kennesaw Mtn. -5
Glascock Co. at Pataula Charter -16
Gordon Lee at Christian Heritage -12
Grady vs. Decatur -32
GAC vs. Union Co. -38
Greenbrier vs. Cross Creek -11
Griffin at Whitewater -26
Grovetown vs. Richmond Acad. -14
Habersham Central at Chestatee -8
Hancock Central vs. Hephzibah -31
Hapeville vs. South Atlanta -18
Haralson Co. at Lakeview-FO. -15
Hardaway at Columbus -7
Harlem vs. Butler -2
Harrison vs. Allatoona -4
Hawkinsville vs. Crawford Co. -8
Heard Co. vs. Temple -30
Hebron Christian at Riverside Mil. -16
Heritage, Ringgold vs. Gilmer -12
Houston Co. at Spalding -13
Irwin Co. at Telfair Co. -18
Jackson vs. Rutland -21
Jefferson vs. Gainesville -6
Jefferson Co. vs. Westside, Aug. -41
Jenkins vs. Southeast Bulloch -7
Johns Creek vs. Northview -18
Johnson, Savannah vs. Islands -13
Jones Co. vs. Eagle's Landing -16
Josey vs. Glenn Hills -12
Kell at Cass -23
LaGrange at Central, Carrollton -16
Lakeside, Atl. vs. Meadowcreek -21
Lakeview Acd. at Providence Chr. -9
Lamar Co. at Morgan Co. -10
Landmark Christ. vs. Mt. Vernon -31
Lanier at St. Pius -3
Lassiter vs. South Forsyth -2
Lee Co. vs. Thomas Co. Central -9
Liberty Co. vs. New Hampstead -37
Lincoln Co. at Stratford Academy -3
Locust Grove at Hampton -34
Loganville vs. Walnut Grove -30
Lovejoy at Drew -12
Lovett at Towers -39
Lowndes vs. Mount Zion, Jones. -39
Macon Co. vs. Taylor Co. -26
Madison Co. at Franklin Co. -14
Manchester at Marion Co. -9
Marietta at Campbell -28
Marist vs. Chamblee -36
McEachern at Camden Co. -19
Metter at Jeff Davis -16
Mill Creek at Collins Hill -37
Mitchell Co. at Terrell Co. -8
Model at Armuchee -41
Newton vs. Heritage, Conyers -27
Norcross vs. Central Gwinnett -24
North Clayton at Druid Hills -5
North Cobb vs. Pebblebrook -29
North Gwinnett vs. Mtn. View -10
North Hall at Fannin Co. -21
North Paulding at Cherokee -8
Northeast vs. Bleckley Co. -7
Northgate at South Paulding -28
Oconee Co. vs. Eastside -5
Our Lady of Mercy at Strong Rock -9
Pace Academy vs. Redan -25
Pacelli vs. Central, Talbotton -15
Peach Co. vs. Westside, Macon -12
Peachtree Ridge vs. Discovery -38
Pelham vs. Miller Co. -4
Pepperell vs. Coosa -24
Pinecrest Academy at Mt. Pisgah -1
Pope vs. North Atlanta -9
Portal at Wheeler Co. -3
Prince Avenue at George Walton -29
Rabun Co. at West Hall -13
Richmond Hill at Lakeside, Evans -5
Ridgeland vs. Northwest Whitfield -6
Riverwood at Lithia Springs -17
Rockmart at Dade Co. -6
Rome vs. Paulding Co. -10
Roswell at Archer -20
Savannah vs. Beach -12
Screven Co. vs. Laney -4
Seminole Co. at Randolph-Clay -9
Social Circle at Oglethorpe Co. -5
Sonoraville at Ringgold -7
South Gwinnett vs. Hillgrove -5
Southeast Whitfield at LaFayette -12
SW DeKalb at Rockdale Co. -21
Sprayberry at South Cobb -12
Starr's Mill vs. Morrow -38
Stephens Co. at Hart Co. -4
Stephenson at Mundy's Mill -14
Swainsboro vs. Bryan Co. -7
Therrell vs. KIPP Atlanta Collegiate -7
Thomasville vs. Cook -5
Toombs Co. at Bacon Co. -6
Trion at North Cobb Christian -30
Troup vs. Chapel Hill -3
Tucker at M.L. King -33
Upson-Lee vs. Jordan -30
Valdosta vs. Colquitt Co. -4
Veterans vs. Perry -12
Villa Rica vs. Hiram -2
Walker at St. Francis -3
Walton vs. Dacula -4
Wash.-Wilkes at Tattnall Square -1
Wayne Co. vs. Pierce Co. -1
Wesleyan at Holy Innocents' -25
West Forsyth vs. Newnan -7
West Laurens at Warner Robins -4
Westlake vs. Lithonia -31
Wheeler at Lambert -1
Winder-Barrow vs. North Oconee -16
Woodstock vs. North Forsyth -4
Woodward Academy vs. Salem -32
 
Saturday's games
Central, Macon at Kendrick -18
Dougherty vs. Albany -11
McNair at Stone Mountain -2
Corrections
The composite state rankings that ran Wednesday contained several errors in the Maxwell Ratings. A corrected version can be found at ajc.com. ... DeAngelo Gibbs of Grayson will play in the Under Armour All-Star game Jan. 1 in Orlando. Wednesday's Daily List, using an online roster that had not been not updated, indicated that Gibbs would play in the U.S. Army All-American Game in San Antonio.