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Thursday December 18, 2014

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TCA All Sports Report on the State Championships

 

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Four Questions: Recap

GHSF Daily has featured more than 100 Georgia head coaches this season in its Four Questions feature. Today, we take a look at each of the four questions one more time and reveal the most common answers for each.

 

Who is/was the most influential person in your coaching career?

 

1. Mom and dad - About one in six coaches said that a parent or both parents were the most influential people in their careers. The response we liked the most came from Telfair County's Matt Burleson, whose father, Gene, himself a longtime head football coach, passed away in 2013. "He taught me the value of hard work and how to do things the right way on and off the field," Matt Burleson said. "One of the best men and coaches I've ever been around. Now recently deceased after a long bout with cancer, he showed me how to keep fighting no matter what life throws at you." A few coaches mentioned their moms. Sprayberry's Billy Shackelford was reared in a single-parent home and now coaches where he attended high school. "She had to be mom and dad," Shackelford said. "She taught me to be tough and never quit. She taught me to love people even when they aren't easily loved and to believe in the best in people. Finally, she taught me to be loyal and do all you can to never quit or give up on people. I try to use these principles every day coaching my team, dealing with staff, parents and the community."

 

2. High school coach - At least 12 coaches mentioned their high school coaches. We got a laugh out of the response from Amos McCreary of Whitewater, whose high school coach in Evarts, Ky., was named Charlie Hunter: "He taught me to keep going even though the road may have a few bumps," McCreary said. "One of his favorite sayings: 'Life is like a beautiful bird - until it poops on you, and then you must wipe it off and keep on going.'"

 

3. Jimmy Dorsey - McEachern's athletics director, who won 237 games in a 27-year coaching career that ended when he hung up the whistle in 2008, has several former players and assistants who are now head coaches in Georgia. One is Prince Avenue Christian coach Jeff Herron, who joined Dorsey's staff at McEachern in the mid-1980s. "He taught me every phase of football,"' Herron said. "He taught me about people and relationships. He took a chance on hiring me right out of college, and I will be forever grateful." Other former Dorsey assistants or players who remembered Dorsey in Four Questions were Scott Hamilton of Paulding County J.B. Arnold of Jefferson County, Mark Myers at Dutchtown and Chris Brown of Hiram.

 

4. Dan Pitts - Pitts has been retired for 17 years, but the influence of Mary Persons' legendary coach remains strong. "Nobody was going to outwork Coach Pitts," said Sandy Creek's Chip Walker. Vidalia's Lee Chomskis: "His ability to take less talent and win was undeniable." Lee Belknap of McIntosh: "He was an exceptional teacher." Pitts won 346 games in a career that spanned five decades.

 

5. Rodney Walker - Walker won 300 games at nine Georgia schools over a career from 1972 to 2011. Decatur's Scott Jackson said, "Coach Walker taught me everything I know about defense, practice plans and how to fund your program." Added Baldwin's Lee Hannah, "He taught me that nothing beats character, discipline and hard work."

 

Others - Al Hughes, Alan Chadwick, Billy Henderson, Bob Sphire, Buck Godfrey, Buzz Busby, Conrad Nix, Crawford Kennedy, Dave Hunter, Ray Lamb, Frank Barden, George Maloof, Jeff Herron, Jeremy Williams, Luther Welsh, Milt Milner, Ray Manus, Robert Davis, T. McFerrin and Vince Dooley.

 

Who is the best Georgia player you ever faced?

 

1. Greg Reid - Reid, a halfback, defensive back and deadly return man, was part of Lowndes' 2007 state-championship team and was the 2008 all-classification player of the year. He was named the No. 1 choice by six coaches and a strong honorable mention by another. "The speed, acceleration and field vision that he possessed was unlike anything I have seen at the high school level," said Shaw's Kyle Adkins, who faced Reid while an assistant at Ware County. Said Prince Avenue's Jeff Herron, "He could change the game on offense, defense, or special teams, and he cost us [Camden County] two state championships!"

 

2. Eric Berry - The current Kansas City Chief and former Tennesee Volunteer was Georgia's all-class player of the year in 2006. He was the No. 1 choice of five coaches and co-No. 1 with two others. "As head coach at Riverdale in 2006, he beat me single-handedly 28-0," said Mount Zion's Kevin "Bull'' Jones. "He had an 80-yard TD run, threw a TD pass and ran a punt back 88 yards for a TD. It made ESPN highlights because he took off from the 15-yard line and flew into the end zone. And he tried to throw another pass for a touchdown, but the receiver kept dropping it, so Coach [Kevin] Whitley called timeout, put Berry at wide receiver, and then Creekside's backup quarterback threw a 40-yard TD pass."

 

3. Jamal Lewis - Lewis, later a 2,000-yard rusher in the NFL with the Baltimore Ravens, brought Douglass High back to prominence in the 1990s and later was a star for Tennessee. Lewis was mentioned by seven coaches, although usually as "one of the best" and not their absolute No. 1. Steve Davenport of Woodland said, "He was big, explosive and fast." John Ford of Roswell added, "Unbelievable combination of size and speed."

 

4. Takeo Spikes - Spikes, a recently retired 15-year NFL veteran linebacker, was Georgia's all-class player of the year in 1994 with Washington County. He was named the No. 1 choice by four coaches. J.B. Arnold of Jefferson County: "Just dominating on both sides of the ball. Played with great intensity that he still has today." Scott Jackson of Decatur: "He was a man amongst boys and played the game with relentless abandon."

 

5. (tie) Nick Marshall - Auburn's current quarterback led Wilcox County to a Class A championship in 2009. He was named as the best player by two coaches, and one of two best players by two more. Said Savannah Christian's Donald Chumley, "'We played Wilcox in the 2009 state championship game. His ability to prolong the play with his athletic ability at the QB position was like nothing I had ever seen. You combine that with the arm strength and accuracy he had made him by far the toughest player I ever tried to defense. I do not feel as bad now as I did then because they still cannot defend him in college, not even in the SEC."

 

5. (tie) Rennie Curran - Curran was all-state for Brookwood in 2005 and 2006 and became an all-SEC linebacker at Georgia. He was the No. 1 choice of three coaches. Dade County's Bradley Warren, who faced Curran while at Central Gwinnett, said, "I joke sometimes and say, 'Rennie beat me out of two region championships.' He was a special player that I enjoyed seeing play beyond the high school level." Allatoona's Gary Varner, who faced Curran while at Roswell, said, "The speed at which he played high school football was very unusual. Most kids take plays off and don't play with the speed and passion that he did play after play. He made plays that high school kids don't make."

 

5. (tie) Tray Blackmon - Blackmon, a linebacker, was the all-class player of the year for 2004 state champion LaGrange. Like Curran, Blackmon was the No. 1 choice of three coaches, including Manchester's Tanner Glisson. "He would line up all over the place and you could never run away from him," Glisson said, "I don't think we saw a film where he didn't have 15-plus tackles. I was an assistant at Shaw at the time, and we were ranked No. 2 while LaGrange was No. 1. Blackmon was playing inside linebacker and we threw a bubble screen that the running back cut back, and Blackman almost broke the kid's sternum. The game was delayed about 10 minutes. I've never heard a hit like that since."

 

Others - Champ Bailey (2), DeEric Bell, Alrenzo, Omar and Vince Blasingame, Reggie Brown, Thomas Brown, Brenston Buckner, Joe Burns, Tim Byerly, Ahmad "Batman" Carroll, Lorenzo Carter, Quincy Carter (2), Nick Chubb, Chris Conley, Dwight Dasher, James Davis (3), Charlie Dean, Xavier Dickson, Brenden Douglas, Stacy Driver, Terrance Edwards, Kevin Ellison, Cameron Erving, Jay Finch, Jarmon Fortson, Jayson Foster, Jeff Francoeur (2), Nate French, Cody Getz, Donquell "Gator" Green (2), Terry Harvey, Josh Harvey-Clemons, Garrison Hearst, Taylor Heinicke, Cameron Heyward, Josh Holsey, Rodney Hudson, Trey Jackson, Bennie Jones, Brad Lester, Hutson Mason (2), Jerick McKinnon, Sean McVay, Warren Newson, Robert Nkemdiche, Alec Ogletree (2), Malkom Parrish, David Pollack, J.K. Sabb (2), Richard Samuel, Brandon Smith (2), Timmy Smith, Chase Thomas, Josh Thompson (2), Derrick Tinsley, Robert Toomer, Stephon Tuitt, Nick Turner, Lemuel Walker, Tim Walker, Charlie Ward, Hines Ward (2), Deshuan Watson (2) and Stanley Williams

 

What is the best team you ever faced as a coach?

 

1. 2000-02 Parkview - Five coaches picked one of Parkview's three consecutive Class AAAAA championship teams, and a couple of others mentioned them as honorable mention. "They played football like it was supposed to be played, tough and disciplined," David Bruce of Veterans said, "They were relentless on both sides of the ball." Wendell Early of Heritage of Conyers: "Take your pick as to what year [2000-02]. Very disciplined, tough, strong up front with excellent skill players. Executed to perfection." Brookwood's Mark Crews: "They won 46 consecutive games and three consecutive state championships in Georgia's largest classification. I hope people realize how awesome a task that was for them to accomplish."

 

2. 2008-10 Buford - Eleven coaches selected one of Buford's 10 state champions since 2001 as their No. 1 choice. We ranked Buford second because there was no consensus on which one team, or series of teams, was the strongest, but three did pick the 2008 squad. "They blended size and speed on the offensive side of the ball, with Cody Getz leading the charge," Dublin's Roger Holmes said. "Their O-line averaged about 265 pounds across the front. Their defensive side of the ball had eight players that signed to play at the next level, most of them at the D-I level. Combined with the great coaching of Jess Simpson and his staff, they would be the best."

 

3 (tie) 2004-05 Lowndes - Lowndes' consecutive Class AAAAA champs got four first-place votes. Wesley Tankersley of Gilmer, an assistant at Central Gwinnett then: "That was the most physical football team I have ever seen." Chris Parker of Pickens, an assistant at Sequoyah in 2004: "They had no weaknesses. We lost by three touchdowns, and that may have been the closest game they had all year." Louis Lambert of Lambert, also at Sequoyah then: "They were extremely fast and physical on both sides of the ball."

 

3 (tie) 2012-13 Norcross - The Blue Devils won back-to-back AAAAAA titles and sent more than a dozen players to Division I football programs. Four coaches named either the 2012 or the '13 team. Heath Webb of Winder-Barrow, an assistant at Peachtree Ridge in 2013: "You couldn't find a weakness anywhere. Loaded with talent." Kevin "Bull" Jones of Mount Zion, who was Lovejoy's defensive coordinator for the 2012 title game: "I heard an SEC coach say during pregame warmups, 'I've never seen so many D-I ball players on the field at one time for a state championship game.'"

 

3 (tie) 2006-07 Northside of Warner Robins - Northside's first two state titles were won under 300-game winning coach Conrad Nix. "They were complete at each position, Jarrett Laws of Griffin said, "And their chemistry was undeniable." Alan Chadwick of Marist: "Northside was just a very explosive team. We hung with them a little better than [we did with] Buford, but then they just took it to another level." Jim Showfety of Dunwoody, Chadwick's assistant at the time: "We hung tough for a half, but in the second half, they just dominated."

 

3 (tie) 1996-97 Washington County - The Golden Hawks won back-to-back titles with Terrence Edwards under center. Four coaches tabbed the Golden Hawks. Eastside's Rick Hurst, then at Americus as an assistant, said, "They had 10 or 11 D-I players on that team. We had run through the playoffs with ease. They came out and played our spread offense with a 5-2 Cover 3 and never got out of it. Their front five controlled the line of scrimmage, and we could not run in the second half to seal the win when we had the lead. They were fast and physical."

 

Others - Benedictine (2012), Brookwood (2002, 2011), Camden County (2003, 2008), Carver of Columbus (2007, 2013), Charlton County (2004-06), Chattahoochee (2010), Collins Hill (2013), Colquitt County (2013-14), Creekside (2005, 2013), Dublin (2005), ELCA (2010-11), Gainesville (2012), Grayson (2011), Greene-Taliaferro (1993), Griffin (2013), Hawkinsville (2004), LaGrange (2001-04), Lincoln County (1989), Lovejoy (2011-12), Lowndes (2007-08), Marist (1989), Mount Paran Christian (2014), North Cobb (2007), Northside of Warner Robins (2001), Peach County (2009), Peachtree Ridge (2008), Sandy Creek (2009-10, 2012-13), Shaw (2000), Southwest DeKalb (2009), Statesboro (2001), Thomas County Central (1997), Thomson (2002), Tucker (2011), Valdosta (1991-92), Washington County (1994), Walton (2011), West Rome (1982) and Wilcox County (2010)

 

If you were Gary Phillips, the new head of the GHSA, what would be the first rule that you would try to change?

 

1. The public/private debate - Small rural schools forced the GHSA's hand in 2012 and got a split of public-school and private-school state championships in most sports. Eight coaches brought this up as their main concern, and that was before six of the 12 semifinalists in classes AAAA, AAA and AA were private schools this season. Temple's Seth Rogers: "The public/private issue is still a hot topic, not only in Class A, but AA as well." Bacon County's Ken Cofer: "I don't want to totally disrespect the private schools, but some of these places have all-star teams. Definitely not a level playing field vs. rural South Georgia, especially in AA ball now." Lamar County's Jamie Abrams: "I just don't feel like we are on a level playing field year in, year out." Macon County's Larry Harold: "Separate private schools/magnet schools to participate in two divisions with their own championships. Two leagues of a big private league, and a small private league."

 

2. Transfers/recruiting - "Recruiting and lying to move across town has become an epidemic," Wendell Early of Heritage of Conyers said. Another seven coaches wanted stricter rules or better policing of transfers and alleged recruiting. Mark Myers of Dutchtown: "There are just way too many players transferring schools these days and finding loopholes to do it." Jeff Carlberg of Centennial: "It is too easy for kids to move from school to school and hurts the continuity of schools, programs and communities." Jim Showfety of Dunwoody: "We frequently hear of kids living in one county and playing in another. Parents come up with bogus paperwork. It's hard to police." Terry Herrod of Riverdale: "All transfers students would be required to sit out one year regardless of transfer."

 

3 (tie). The six-quarter rule - Six coaches were on board with changing this. Current rules allow players to participate in no more than six quarters of football per week, varsity and junior varsity combined. Greg Moore of First Presbyterian: "There are too many kids that do not get to play on special teams or in varsity games because they can only play six quarters. I just don't think the intent of the rule was to penalize kids from getting a chance to play." Chris Brown of Hiram: "I think not counting Friday night special teams toward the six quarters would allow for better sub-varsity play and also allow coaches to reward younger kids on Friday nights." Todd Wheeler of Coosa: "Special-teams plays should not count as a quarter played."

 

3. (tie). The 25-second clock - Six coaches said they wanted to see 25-second clocks in high school stadiums. "Because you just don't know," Gainesville's Bruce Miller said. "You're going on when the referee puts the ball in play. I know it would be expensive to implement and it might cost $5,000 or $10,000, and I don't know if small schools could afford that. But it would take so much guesswork out of what's going on."

 

3 (tie). Put the semifinals back in the Georgia Dome - The Dome has been the site for the state finals since 2008. Six coaches said the No. 1 change they'd like to see is a return to the Dome semifinals. "That allows more teams to compete [in the Dome], and it seemed to give teams and communities something to look forward to," Bainbridge's Jeff Littleton said. "That would allow us to also return the state championships back to hometowns." This is mostly a rural Georgia phenomenon, but not entirely. "Reaching the Dome was a shining moment in my coaching career [Decatur in 2003]," said Woodland of Stockbridge coach Steve Davenport, "and I recall how it brought that community together."

 

3 (tie). Let's scrimmage in spring - Several coaches wanted a true spring game against another school. "I think this would put excitement back in spring football as well as possibly serving as a fundraiser for some schools," said John Bowen of Hephzibah. Added George Collins of Rutland: "I would allow a controlled scrimmage for football in the spring. It could be based on a certain number of plays. It would really benefit the teams that have depth issues. It would put more excitement into spring football."

All-Region Teams

4-AAAAA Division A

Player of the year: Marquis Terry, Drew

Defensive player of the year: James Skalski, Northgate

Offensive player of the year: Joseph Newnan, Drew

Coach of the year: Dorwyn Lyles, Drew

 

First-team offense

QB - Duke Kinamon, McIntosh, Sr.

RB - Ton Evans, Northgate, So.

RB - Rico Frye, Starr's Mill, Fr.

RB - Kahlid Hylton, Mundy's Mill, Jr.

OL - Richard Fawole, Drew, Sr.

OL - Darius Anderson, Mundy's Mill, Sr.

OL - Shamorious Gilmore, Drew, Jr.

OL - Brandon Williams, Mundy's Mill, Sr.

OL - Dylan Huffman, Northgate, Sr.

WR - Dion Munerlyn, Starr's Mill, Jr.

WR - Josh Ange, McIntosh, Sr.

WR - Keenon Davis, Morrow, Sr.

ATH - Larry Hodnett, Morrow, Sr.

K - James Skalski, Northgate, Jr.

 

First-team defense

DL - Quintavious Thomas, Mundy's Mill, Sr.

DL - Drew Latham, Northgate, Jr.

DL - Brandon Crawford, Mundy's Mill, Sr.

DL - Andrew O'Conner, Morrow, Fr.

LB - Deveall McClendon, Drew, Sr.

LB - Patrick Triana, McIntosh, Sr.

LB - Jallah Neal, Drew, Jr.

LB - Kyle Feldbauer, Northgate, Jr.

DB - Henry Gallon, Drew, Sr.

DB - Patrick Anderson, McIntosh, Jr.

DB - Kamani Donaldson, Mundy's Mill, So.

DB - Angelo Reid, Drew, Sr.

ATH - Satchel Goodrich, Starr's Mill, Jr.

P - Abdou Sarr, Drew, Sr.

 

Second-team offense

QB - Rodricous Gates, Mundy's Mill, Sr.

RB - Kyle Cater, Northgate, So.

RB - Shawn Murphy, Morrow, Sr.

RB - Devonte Haley, Mundy's Mill, Sr.

OL - Hayden Faith, Starr's Mill, Sr.

OL - Andrew Cowins, Morrow, Sr.

OL - Asa Smith, McIntosh, Jr.

OL - Zach Lyle, Northgate, Jr.

OL - Jared Hagen, Drew, Jr.

WR - Bryson Duckworth, Drew, Jr.

WR - Chandler Birrell, McIntosh, Sr.

WR - Armani Donaldson, Mundy's Mill, So.

ATH - Quarderman Sloan, Drew, Jr.

K - Brandon Oot, Starr's Mill, Sr.

 

Second-team defense

DL - Jackson Sims, Northgate, So.

DL - Mario Baity, Drew, Jr.

DL - Derek Bertke, McIntosh, Jr.

DL - Kedariuos Kendrick, Forest Park, Jr.

LB - Owen Peacock, McIntosh, Jr.

LB - Justin Fantroyal, Drew, So.

LB - Najarri Clay, Morrow, Sr.

LB - Kolby Williams, Mundy's Mill, So.

DB - Akeem Newton, Morrow, So.

DB - Luke Schoolcraft, Starr's Mill, Sr.

DB - Javon McCrary, Mundy's Mill, Jr.

DB - Teshawn Bush, Drew, Sr.

ATH - Malik Wade, Northgate, Sr.

P - Mitch Pattison, Starr's Mill, Sr.

 

1-AA

Coach of the year: Jason Strickland, Fitzgerald

Player of the year: Gerald Morgan, Fitzgerald, Sr.

Offensive player of year: Desmond Parker, Pelham, Sr.

Defensive player of year: Jay Bowdry, Thomasville, Sr.

Special teams player of year: Lucas Haaren, Thomasville, Sr.

 

Offense

QB - Damonte Jones, Brooks County

QB - Kenneth Hayes, Thomasville

RB - Quinton Bisby, Berrien

RB - Ahmad Brown, Brooks County

RB - Deyn Harris, Berrien

FB - JD King, Fitzgerald

FB - Demonte Franklin, Pelham

TE - Killian Seymour, Pelham

TE - Lecitus Smith, Fitzgerald

WR - Tre Graham, Fitzgerald

WR - Exavius Medlock, Brooks County

WR - Nathan Vick, Brooks County

WR - Javier McGriff, Thomasville

C - Daniel McMillan, Berrien

C - William Clayton, Pelham

G - Muata Smith, Fitzgerald

G - Ryan Gardner, Berrien

G - Phillip Croom, Seminole County

G - Austin Waters, Pelham

T - Kahlil Goss, Brooks County

T - Darren Anderson, Brooks County

T - Alan Robinson, Thomasville

T - Sam Lanier, Berrien

P - Eric Aviles, Pelham

 

Defense

DE - Steven Thornton, Thomasville

DE - Logan Sapp, Fitzgerald

DE - Randy Wade, Early County

DE - Kendrick Williams, Pelham

DL - Tyvon Maxwell, Brooks County

DL - Michael Wilson, Fitzgerald

DL - Justin Smith, Pelham

DL - Aaron Baskerville, Seminole County

NG - Anthony Ransey, Fitzgerald

NG - Dejuan Booker, Early County

ILB - Miachael Jackson, Fitzgerald

ILB - Tyler Lowe, Thomasville

ILB - Chris James, Early County

OLB - Andrew Robinson, Thomasville

OLB - Caleb Ray, Fitzgerald

OLB - Brendan Kimble, Seminole County

S - Lou Picalo, Berrien

S - Jimmy Fackler, Pelham

S - Clifford Russell, Pelham

CB - Forenzo Chatmon, Thomasville

CB - Dakari Johnson, Thomasville

CB - Clarence Palmer, Pelham

CB - Josh Reliford, Fitzgerald

PK - Louis Tyson, Berrien

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

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Apalachee - Shane Davis

Bowdon - Dwight Hochstetler

Brookwood - Mark Crews

East Laurens - Gary Morton

East Paulding - Chuck Goddard

Habersham Central - Michael Pollock

Haralson County - Alan Lane

Harlem - Jimmie Lewis

Johns Creek - Mike Cloy

Meadowcreek - George Pugh

Mountain View - Doug Giacone

Perry - Erik Soliday

Richmond Hill - Josh Eads

Ridgeland - Mark Mariakis

River Ridge - Robert Brauch

Seminole County - Alan Ingram

Troup - Lynn Kendall

Turner County - John Gamble

Union Grove - Paul Burgdorf

 

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Trivia

Answer to Wednesday's question: Abry Jones, a defensive end with the Jacksonville Jaguars, was the future NFL player on the 2007 state-championship team of Northside of Warner Robins.

2014 Playoff Scores

Class AAAAAA

First round

Etowah 48, South Forsyth 22

Westlake 41, North Paulding 13

Newton 27, Valdosta 14

Central Gwinnett 12, North Gwinnett 9

Roswell 36, Lambert 13

Hillgrove 58, Douglas County 13

Lee County 44, Lovejoy 6

Archer 38, Norcross 22

McEachern 23, East Coweta 3

Alpharetta 21, Cherokee 18

Grayson 24, Mill Creek 6

Tucker 31, Tift County 29

Hughes 42, North Cobb 28

Milton 37, Northview 0

Dacula 17, Peachtree Ridge 14

Colquitt County 62, Rockdale Co. 12

 

Second round

Etowah 23, Westlake 6

Newton 15, Central Gwinnett 14

Hillgrove 38, Roswell 28

Archer 56, Lee County 13

McEachern 44, Alpharetta 14

Tucker 26, Grayson 23

Milton 17, Hughes 14

Colquitt County 51, Dacula 30

 

Quarterfinals

Etowah 43, Newton 29

Archer 56, Hillgrove 13

McEachern 62, Tucker 36

Colquitt County 42, Milton 35

 

Semifinals

Archer 52, Etowah 7

Colquitt County 57, McEachern 20

 

Championship

Colquitt County 28, Archer 24

 

Class AAAAA

First round

Mays 26, South Paulding 19

Ware County 45, Starr's Mill 10

Jones County 13, Carver, Col. 12

Kell 31, Winder-Barrow 7

Stephenson 41, Alexander 27

Stockbridge 36, Brunswick 6

Houston County 55, LaGrange 34

Sequoyah 24, Lanier 21

Glynn Academy 35, Drew 34

Creekside 44, New Manchester 27

Dalton 23, Salem 6

Northside, W.R. 48, Northside, Col. 0

Coffee 14, Mundy's Mill 6

Allatoona 35, Carver, Atlanta 7

Gainesville 42, Creekview 37

Harris County 33, Warner Robins 31

 

Second round

Mays 21, Ware County 18

Jones County 33, Kell 31

Stockbridge 27, Stephenson 7

Houston County 43, Sequoyah 12

Glynn Academy 31, Creekside 21

Northside, W. Robins 30, Dalton 21

Allatoona 45, Coffee 14

Gainesville 49, Harris County 40

 

Quarterfinals

Mays 44, Jones County 41

Stockbridge 42, Houston County 22

Northside, W.R. 31, Glynn Academy 7

Allatoona 24, Gainesville 17

 

Semifinals

Mays 30, Stockbridge 15

Northside, W. Robins 30, Allatoona 21

 

Championship

Northside, W. Robins 25, Mays 18

 

Class AAAA

First round

Sandy Creek 23, Columbia 14

Wayne County 14, Eagle's Landing 6

Baldwin 17, Worth County 7

Cartersville 54, White County 0

Marist 30, Whitewater 13

Griffin 46, Liberty County 12

Mary Persons 14, Westover 0

Buford 63, Southeast Whitfield 0

Eastside 35, Thomson 34

St. Pius 24, Fayette County 0

Stephens County 42, Pickens 14

West Laurens 23, Bainbridge 17

Burke County 35, Locust Grove 15

Woodward Academy 55, Lithonia 0

North Oconee 49, Gilmer 6

Cairo 24, Veterans 7

 

Second round

Sandy Creek 29, Wayne County 7

Cartersville 41, Baldwin 10

Marist 31, Griffin 21

Buford 35, Mary Persons 14

St. Pius 52, Eastside 20

West Laurens 30, Stephens Co. 14

Woodward Academy 28, Burke Co. 6

North Oconee 14, Cairo 7

 

Quarterfinals

Cartersville 35, Sandy Creek 31

Buford 30, Marist 6

St. Pius 31, West Laurens 13

Woodward Acd. 35, North Oconee 32

 

Semifinals

Buford 27, Cartersville 3

St. Pius 28, Woodward Academy 21

 

Championship

Buford 55, St. Pius 10

 

Class AAA

First round

Callaway 35, Ringgold 7

Washington Co. 73, Jackson, Atl. 28

Pierce County 49, Jackson 21

Oconee County 42, West Hall 38

Adairsville 52, Cedartown 14

Blessed Trinity 48, Hephzibah 13

Dodge County 14, Westside, Macon 3

Jefferson 38, Franklin County 7

Cedar Grove 45, Westside, Augusta 7

Calhoun 43, Rockmart 14

Elbert County 28, Lumpkin County 18

Appling County 14, Peach County 7

Westminster 35, Laney 12

Central, Carrollton 42, Sonoraville 14

Hart County 42, East Hall 14

Cook 42, Central, Macon 14

 

Second round

Washington County 31, Callaway 7

Pierce County 49, Oconee County 6

Blessed Trinity 42, Adairsville 8

Jefferson 27, Dodge County 7

Calhoun 38, Cedar Grove 18

Elbert County 54, Appling County 3

Westminster 27, Central, Carrollton 10

Hart County 7, Cook 0

 

Quarterfinals

Washington County 62, Pierce Co. 35

Blessed Trinity 28, Jefferson 21

Calhoun 19, Elbert County 17

Westminster 14, Hart County 0

 

Semifinals

Washington Co. 28, Bless. Trinity 17

Calhoun 19, Westminster 8

 

Championship

Calhoun 27, Washington County 20

 

Class AA

First round

Heard County 28, Wesleyan 21

Screven County 20, Monticello 14

Brooks County 24, Bacon County 17

Washington-Wilkes 21, Darlington 6

Lovett 56, Bremen 21

Macon County 21, Dublin 7

Benedictine 35, Thomasville 0

Rabun County 24, Chattooga 20

Lamar County 28, Swainsboro 14

GAC 41, Chattahoochee County 13

Coosa 14, Greene County 7

Vidalia 56, Berrien 35

Jefferson County 52, Bleckley Co. 37

Pace Academy 49, Bowdon 28

Model 50, Union County 36

Fitzgerald 53, Bryan County 28

 

Second round

Heard County 28, Screven County 6

Brooks Co. 21, Washington-Wilkes 14

Lovett 42, Macon County 8

Benedictine 42, Rabun County 9

GAC 48, Lamar County 20

Vidalia 45, Coosa 14

Pace Academy 57, Jefferson Co. 50

Fitzgerald 48, Model 14

 

Quarterfinals

Brooks County 35, Heard County 34

Benedictine 31, Lovett 10

GAC 34, Vidalia 22

Fitzgerald 49, Pace Academy 21

 

Semifinals

Benedictine 49, Brooks County 7

GAC 44, Fitzgerald 41

 

Championship

Benedictine 45, GAC 21

 

Class A (public)

First round

Marion County 52, Greenville 6

Mount Zion, Carroll 30, ECI 21

Charlton County 23, Lincoln County 22

Hawkinsville 20, Jenkins County 14

Calhoun County 13, Mitchell County 12

Commerce 37, Clinch County 7

Dooly County 29, Claxton 24

Irwin County 28, Atkinson County 0

 

Quarterfinals

Marion Co. 53, Mount Zion, Carroll 14

Hawkinsville 12, Charlton County 6

Commerce 10, Calhoun County 0

Irwin County 40, Dooly County 29

 

Semifinals

Hawkinsville 15, Marion County 13

Irwin County 28, Commerce 7

 

Championship

Hawkinsville 15, Irwin County 6

 

Class A (private)

First round

Calvary Day 26, Christian Heritage 7

Mount Pisgah 38, Landmark Christ. 14

ELCA 34, Athens Christian 0

Prince Ave. 55, First Presbyterian 30

Mt. Paran 45, Stratford Academy 14

Savannah Christian 49, Pacelli 26

Tattnall Square 23, Pinecrest Acad. 0

Aquinas 42, St. Francis 28

 

Quarterfinals

Calvary Day 35, Mount Pisgah 21

ELCA 47, Prince Avenue Christian 17

Mount Paran 35, Sav. Christian 14

Aquinas 21, Tattnall Square 6

 

Semifinals

ELCA 14, Calvary Day 7

Mount Paran Christian 34, Aquinas 14

 

Championship

Mount Paran Christian 49, ELCA 7