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Monday, Sep 26, 2016

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GHSF Daily runs a weekly feature called "Top Performances" each Tuesday. You may make nominations by replying to this e-mail or sending them to ghsfdaily@bellsouth.net. Nominations must be made by Monday and include accurate statistics. Those who make the list also will appear on ajc.com.
GHSF Daily Rankings
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Class AAAAAAA
1. (1) Roswell (4-0)
Last week: Beat Archer 47-0. QB Malik Willis passed for three touchdowns, two to Kentrell Barber, and scored two. Next: Friday at Milton (2-2)
2. (2) Mill Creek (5-0)
Last week: Beat Collins Hill 43-7. Edmond Graham had four catches for 101 yards, one a 67-yard scoring strike, and returned a kickoff 83 yards for a touchdown. Jack Plummer returned a punt 58 yards for a score. Victor Heyward had two tackles for losses, a sack and a safety. Collins Hill was held to less than 150 yards in total offense. Next: Friday vs. North Gwinnett (3-2)
3. (3) Grayson (3-1)
Last week: Beat Ramsay, Ala. 38-6. QB Chase Brice was 12-of-18 passing for 210 yards and three touchdowns. RB Jamyest had 143 yards from scrimmage on five rushes and four receptions. LB Breon Dixon had six tackles behind the line. Ramsay entered unbeaten and ranked No. 3 in Alabama's Class 6A. Next: Friday at Rockdale County (2-3)
4. (4) McEachern (4-1)
Last week: Beat Camden County 34-3. Bailey Hockman was 25-of-37 passing for 328 yards and three touchdowns. E.J. Scott had eight catches for 107 yards. Genuine Potts had six catches for 91 yards. McEachern hasn't allowed a touchdown in its last three games. Next: Oct. 7 vs. North Cobb (4-1)
5. (5) Norcross (5-0)
Last week: Beat Central Gwinnett 37-8. Norcross won easily despite being outgained 450-233 in total yards. Norcross QB Baron Radcliff was 9-of-17 passing for 135 yards. PK/P Jake Camarda kicked a 48-yard field goal and four touchbacks and put four punts inside the 20-yard line. Jalen Peddrew returned a fumble 97 yards for a touchdown in the fourth quarter. Central QB Jarren Williams threw for 347 yards. Next: Friday at Parkview (3-1)
6. (6) Lassiter (5-0)
Last week: Beat South Forsyth 35-21. Lassiter took a 35-0 lead in the second quarter and held on. QB Bradley Riopelle was 14-of-23 passing for 242 yards and two touchdowns. Dawson Brown had 118 yards receiving on three catches. Kyle Syvarth had 103 on four. catches Both caught 60-yard TD passes in the first quarter. Next: Oct. 7 at Roswell (4-0)
7. (7) Lowndes (5-1)
Last week: Beat Mount Zion-Jonesboro 49-13. QB Michael Barrett was 8-of-11 passing for 228 yards and two touchdowns, one to Tayvonn Kyle, who had four catches for 105 yards. Lowndes led 42-6 at halftime. Next: Friday vs. Ware County (2-2)
8. (9) Parkview (3-1)
Last week: Off. Next: Friday vs. Norcross (5-0)
9. (10) Colquitt County (2-4)
Last week: Beat Valdosta 45-24. Shawn Shamburger returned an interception 100 yards for a touchdown that made the score 38-24. Jay Saunders was 16-of-25 passing for 248 yards. Colquitt County had two 100-yard rushers - freshman Daijun Edwards (114) and sophomore Ty Leggett (112). Next: Friday vs. International School, Fla. (0-4)
10. (NR) South Gwinnett (4-1)
Last week: Beat Hillgrove 27-13. South Gwinnett scored two fourth-quarter touchdowns after trailing 13-12. One owas a 60-yard run by QB Seth Johnston, rushed for 104 yards and two touchdowns and was 7-of-19 passing for 179 yards and a touchdown. Next: Friday at Newton (3-1-1)
Out: No. 8 South Forsyth (3-2)

Class AAAAAA
1. (1) Houston County (6-0)
Last week: Beat Spalding 28-24. Houston County scored four consecutive touchdowns after trailing 17-0 in the second quarter. Jake Fromm was 24-of-35 passing for 309 yards and three touchdowns. Eli Watson had seven catches for 122 yards and two touchdowns. Houston County led in total yards 430-418. Next: Oct. 7 at Lee County (5-0)
2. (2) Northside-Warner Robins (5-0)
Last week: Off. Next: Friday vs. Macon County (3-1)
3. (4) Lee County (5-0)
Last week: Beat Thomas County Central 37-7. Lee County held Thomas Central to 85 yards rushing and QB Kelias Williams to minus-28 yards rushing. Williams entered the game with 775 yards, the most among quarterbacks in the state. DL Aubrey Solomon had 17 tackles. RB Mark Robinson rushed for 138 yards and three touchdowns. Lee led in total yards 373-157. Next: Oct. 7 vs. Houston County (6-0)
4. (3) Valdosta (5-1)
Last week: Lost to Colquitt County 45-24. Valdosta led 24-21 and remained in good shape, trailing only 31-24, when Colquitt County ran a pick six from one end one to the other. Valdosta QB Josh Belton was 12-of-21 passing for 160 yards off the bench. Tevin Gray rushed for 116 yards on seven carries. Next: Oct. 7 vs. Northside, Warner Robins (5-0)
5. (5) Northgate (5-0)
Last week: Beat South Paulding 35-7. Northgate led 28-0 at halftime and pulled its starters midway in the third quarter. Turner Hughes scored on a 22-yard reception and 40-yard run. Next: Friday vs. Alexander (4-0)
6. (7) Harrison (5-0)
Last week: Beat Allatoona 43-19.Justin Fields was 17-of-20 passing for 241 yards and rushed for 107 yards and three touchdowns on 13 carries. Steven Patterson caught six passes for 108 yards. Harrison had 437 total yards (241 passing, 196 rushing). Next: Oct. 7 at Sprayberry (4-1)
7. (6) Dalton (4-0)
Last week: Off. Next: Friday at Creekview (2-2)
8. (8) Glynn Academy (4-1)
Last week: Off. Next: Friday vs. Wayne County (0-5)
9. (9) Tucker (4-1)
Last week: Beat M.L. King 55-0. Xavier Shephard threw for 182 yards and two touchdowns, both to Joshua Vann. David Davis blocked a punt that set up a touchdown. Tucker led 28-0 at halftime. Next: Friday vs. Mundy's Mill (1-4)
10. (10) Alexander (4-0)
Last week: Beat New Manchester 28-20. Trailing 20-14, Alexander scored two fourth-quarter touchdowns to pull it out. Daetrich Harrington rushed for 104 yards and a touchdown on 17 carries. Mason Wood was 9-of-19 passing for 139 yards and two touchdowns. For New Manchester, Jordan Morgan had three catches for 152 yards, one for 80 yards. Alexander led in total yards 307-301. Next: Friday at Northgate (5-0)
 
Class AAAAA
1. (1) Buford (3-1)
Last week: Beat International School, Fla. 48-8. Buford led 35-0 in the first quarter. Anthony Grant rushed for 100 yards and two touchdowns on 10 carries. Mic Roof was 5-of-7 passing for 110 yards. Next: Friday vs. Clarke Central (3-2)
2. (2) Stockbridge (4-0)
Last week: Off. Next: Friday at Locust Grove (4-1)
3. (3) Carrollton (4-0)
Last week: Beat Woodland, Cartersville 33-0. Carrollton held Woodland to five first downs and 73 yards in total offense. Sophomore LB Reid Dedman had 2.5 tackles for losses and forced two fumbles. Mecose Todd and Jaylan Thomas each rushed for 89 yards, and Mark Wright was 11-of-16 passing for 145 yards and two touchdowns. Next: Friday vs. Rome (2-2)
4. (4) Kell (4-1)
Last week: Beat Cass 39-7. QB John Lampley was 12-of-18 passing for 307 yards. Josiah Futral rushed for 100 yards on 17 carries. Solon Page returned an interception 20 yards for a 6-0 lead on Cass's first series. Kell held Cass to less than 100 yards in total offense. Next: Friday vs. East Paulding (0-4)
5. (7) Griffin (5-0)
Last week: Beat Whitewater 56-21. Malik Route returned punts 80 and 78 yards for touchdowns and caught six passes for 95 yards. Kerrson Aikens had four receptions for 151 yards. Tylan Morton was 21-of-32 passing for 399 yards and two touchdowns. Next: Friday vs. Starr's Mill (2-3)
6. (8) Rome (2-2)
Last week: Beat Paulding County 51-10. Jalynn Sykes rushed for 195 yards and two touchdowns on 15 carries. Rome led in total yards 369-106. Next: Friday at Carrollton (4-0)
7. (9) Ware County (2-2)
Last week: Off. Next: Friday at Lowndes (5-1)
8. (10) Grady (4-1)
Last week: Beat Decatur 54-0. Caylin Newton threw six TD passes, and Grady had 539 yards in total offense. Newton completed 21 of 27 attempts for 392 yards. Jacquez Sloan had three TD receptions and caught five passes for 129 yards. TE Kemari Averett had nine catches for 121 yards and a touchdown. Next: Saturday vs. Carver, Atlanta (4-1)
9. (5) Thomas County Central (4-2)
Last week: Lost to Lee County 37-7. Thomas County Central was limited to 138 yards rushing, 157 yards overall, and suffered its most-lopsided loss since 2011. Next: Oct. 7 at Warner Robins (1-4)
10. (6) Arabia Mountain (4-1)
Last week: Lost to East Coweta 20-14. Playing a Class AAAAAAA opponent, Arabia Mountain surrendered a 76-yard touchdown to preseason all-state Jeremiah Gemmel in the fourth quarter. That broke a 14-14 tie. Next: Oct. 7 at Miller Grove (2-3)
 
Class AAAA
1. (1) Cartersville (5-0)
Last week: Beat Cedartown 44-6. Trevor Lawrence threw five TD passes and completed 18 of 31 passes for 300 yards. Cedartown was held to 48 yards in total offense. Cedartown never crossed the Cartersville 40-yard line and scored only on an interception return. Next: Friday vs. Central, Carrollton (0-5)
2. (2) Thomson (4-0)
Last week: Off. Next: Friday vs. Clarkston (0-6)
3. (3) Sandy Creek (3-1)
Last week: Off. Next: Friday vs. Troup (4-1)
4. (5) Woodward Academy (4-1)
Last week: Beat Salem 74-6. Woodward led 68-0 at halftime and scored eight touchdowns and put up 398 yards in offense in only 33 offensive snaps. Sultaan Shabazz had a 61-yard TD reception. Cade Sutherland had a 71-yard TD reception. Next: Friday at Henry County (0-4)
5. (9) Jefferson (4-1)
Last week: Beat Gainesville 31-28. Colby Wood rushed for 208 yards and four touchdowns on 27 carries. Jefferson had 332 yards rushing on 53 carries and attempted just three passes with freshman QB Colby Clark, who completed two for seven yards. Jefferson jumped out to a 17-0 lead in the first half and never trailed. Next: Friday at Madison County (5-0)
6. (10) Cairo (4-1)
Last week: Beat Shaw 40-0. Cairo went 74 yards on 10 plays on its first drive and cruised. Jamal Parker blocked a punt for a safety. Jahsari Patterson returned a fumble for a touchdown. D.J. Donaldson returned a punt for a touchdown. Shaw had less than 100 yards of total offense. Next: Friday vs. Americus-Sumter (2-3)
7. (4) Blessed Trinity (4-2)
Last week: Lost to McCallie, Tenn. 56-6. Blessed Trinity was overmatched against the No. 7 team in Tennessee's Class II-AA rankings. It was Blessed Trinity's worst loss since a 51-0 setback to Decatur in 2013. Next: Oct. 7 at White County (1-4)
8. (6) Mary Persons (3-2)
Last week: Off. Next: Friday vs. Spalding (3-2)
9. (7) Burke County (4-1)
Last week: Lost to Effingham County 28-21. Burke County took a 14-0 lead in the first quarter, but Effingham of Class AAAAAA scored on a 93-yard run (Zebrandon Gant), interception return (Daulton Harris), 73-yard reception (Demario Gant) and a 1-yard run in the final minute (Jerid Stokes) to win. Burke County led in total yards 389-351, according to the Augusta Chronicle. Next: Friday at Hephzibah (0-5)
10. (NR) Spalding (3-2)
Last week: Lost to Houston County 28-24. After failing to hold a 17-0 lead, Spalding got within 28-24 with a 1-yard run but couldn't recover an onside kick in a bid to upset No. 1 Houston County of Class AAAAAA. QB Naricuss Driver rushed for 217 yards and two touchdowns on 25 carries. A.J. Moses rushed for 127 yards and a touchdown on 20 carries. Spalding becomes a rare team to enter the rankings after a loss. Spalding's other loss is to No. 7 Griffin of AAAAA 53-50. Next: Friday at Mary Persons (3-2)
Out: No. 8 Oconee County (4-1)
 
Class AAA
1. (1) Greater Atlanta Christian (4-1)
Last week: Beat Union County 35-12. Preseason all-state QB Davis Mills, in his third game back from a knee injury, was 17-of-24 passing for 260 yards and four touchdowns, three to Harrison Sloan, who had five catches for 116 yards. Next: Friday vs. Fannin County (2-3)
2. (2) Pace Academy (4-1)
Last week: Beat Redan 45-22. Trey Blount had five catches for 151 yards and three touchdowns. Keyshawn Perryman rushed for 118 yards and two touchdowns on 20 carries. Gunnor Faulk was 8-of-13 passing for 206 yards. Redan's Xavier Dennis and Cori Pritchett each rushed for more than 100 yards, mostly after Pace took a 33-7 halftime lead. Next: Oct. 7 vs. Westminster (3-2)
3. (4) Peach County (4-1)
Last week: Beat Westside, Macon 31-13. Peach County took a 17-0 lead in the first quarter on QB Antonio Gilbert's 37-yard run. He was 10-of-15 passing for 132 yards. Next: Oct. 7 vs. Central, Macon (5-0)
4. (5) Liberty County (4-0)
Last week: Beat New Hampstead 55-12. Jaalon Frazier threw five TD passes, two apiece to Richard LeCounte and Kris Coleman. Coleman also rushed for 68 yards and a touchdown on six carries. LeCounte scored a third touchdown on a 70-yard kickoff return. Next: Friday at Effingham County (3-2)
5. (7) Westminster (3-2)
Last week: Beat Cedar Grove 42-21. Westminster broke open a 14-14 game with a 21-point third quarter as Croft Ward threw TD passes of 64 and 66 yards to Joe Egan. Croft, subbing for an injured starter, was 8-of-13 passing for 184 yards. Zay Malcome rushed for 115 yards and two touchdowns on 18 carries and had 260 all-purpose yards., including a 38-yard punt return to set up a TD. Ian Ude forced a fumble and intercepted a pass. Next: Oct. 7 vs. Pace Academy (4-1)
6. (6) Calhoun (3-2)
Last week: Beat North Murray 31-7. Preseason all-state RB Olico Dennis rushed for 70 yards and a touchdown on six carries but was lost to a knee injury that coach Hal Lamb feared could be season-ending. QB Gavin Gray was 10-of-14 passing for 115 yards. Baylon Spector was 4-of-5 for 19 yards and rushed for 61 yards. Calhoun led in total yards 327-163. Next: Friday at Haralson County (1-3)
7. (8) Lovett (3-2)
Last week: Beat Towers 35-6. Lovett took a 21-0 at halftime and won easily despite four turnovers. Brady Tindall was 11-of-17 passing for 173 yards but suffered three interceptions. Towers' Devonte Wyatt, a 300-pound defensive lineman committed to Georgia, lined up in the backfield and had 47 yards rushing on eight carries. Next: Oct. 7 vs. Stone Mountain (1-4)
8. (9) Crisp County (5-0)
Last week: Beat Spencer 21-12. Sophomore QB Patrick Felton was 10-of-16 passing for 119 yards and three touchdowns and rushed for 61 yards. His 9-yard run with 2:25 left made the score 21-6. Jammie Robinson, also a sophomore, caught all three TD passes, had four catches for 92 yards and rushed for 68 yards on six carries. Next: Friday vs. Brooks County (4-0)
9. (3) Cedar Grove (3-2)
Last week: Lost to Westminster 42-21. Cedar Grove led in total yards 257-189 but lost two turnovers (to Westminster's none), committed 13 penalties and struggles at times on special teams.  Grant Walker rushed for 80 yards on 18 carries. Jelani Woods was 12-of-25 passing for 257 yards and a touchdown, a 69-yarder to Dennis Bell. Next: Oct. 7 vs. Towers (2-3)
10. (10) Appling County (3-1)
Last week: Beat Statesboro 21-14. Appling County was up 14-0 at halftime but had to overcome four turnovers and mount a goal-line stand to hang on. Statesboro had a first down at the Appling County 11 with 1:05 left but was turned back. QB Keelan Crosby rushed for 150 yards and a touchdown. Appling County led 330-180 in total yards. Next: Oct. 7 at Long County (1-1-2)
 
Class AA
1. (1) Fitzgerald (4-0)
Last week: Beat Smiths Station, Ala. 41-7. QB James Graham rushed for 93 yards and three touchdowns on 12 carries and was 8-of-14 passing for 101 yards and a touchdown. J.D. King rushed for 64 yards and a touchdown on 13 carries. Fitzgerald had 243 yards rushing, 101 passing. Next: Friday at Tift County (4-2)
2. (2) Benedictine (5-0)
Last week: Beat Vidalia 27-6. John Wesley Kennedy rushed for 168 yards and three touchdowns on 31 carries. He also had 78 yards in returns and a 12-yard reception. Benedictine held Vidalia to less than 200 yards in total offense. Next: Friday at Bryan County (2-2)
3. (3) Brooks County (4-0)
Last week: Beat Monroe 26-6. Jacolby Brown was 13-of-23 passing for 125 yards. Deon Fountain was 3-of-3 passing for 127 yards and two touchdowns. Naiquavis Sutton rushed for 69 yards on 14 carries. Brooks County won the turnover battle 4-1. Next: Friday at Crisp County (5-0)
4. (4) Jefferson County (5-0)
Last week: Beat Westside, Augusta 48-0. Seven players scored touchdowns for Jefferson County, which led 35-0 at halftime. D.J. Hales was 9-of-14 passing for 121 yards. Jaden Jenkins was 7-of-10 for 135 and two touchdowns. Justin Davis returned a punt 75 yards for a touchdown. Next: Friday at Glenn Hills (2-3)
5. (5) Callaway (5-0)
Last week: Beat Harris County 48-21. D.J. Atkins rushed for 214 yards and three touchdowns on 31 carries. Braylon Sanders caught four passes for 78 yards and threw a 42-yard TD pass. QB Dylan Johnson was 9-of-13 passing for 140 yards and rushed for 35 yards on two carries. Next: Oct. 7 at Lamar County (3-2)
6. (6) Rabun County (3-0)
Last week: Beat West Hall 34-10. Bailey Fisher was 13-of-22 passing for 195 yards and a touchdown and rushed for 79 yards. Cal Drummond rushed for 102 yards and two touchdowns on 17 carries. Sam Butikofer and Daws Henricks each had two tackles for losses. Next: Friday vs. Banks County (2-3)
7. (7) Model (5-0)
Last week: Beat Armuchee 42-7. RB Chris Dublin (164) and QB Evan Burger (107) each rushed for more than 100 yards as Model put up 353 yards on the ground. Sophomore DB Kwalic Dublin had three tackles for losses and forced a fumble. Next: Friday vs. Pepperell (3-1)
8. (8) Dublin (5-0)
Last week: Beat East Laurens 42-0. Dublin rushed for 326 yards and had four players with at least 50. Holden Baisden intercepted two passes that set up TD drives. Dublin led 35-0 at halftime. Next week: Friday vs. Bleckley County (1-4)
9. (9) Vidalia (3-2)
Last week: Lost to Benedictine 27-6. Vidalia was within 13-6 after a 67-yard, 17-play drive at the end of the third quarter, but got no closer. Next: Friday vs. Bacon County (1-3)
10. (10) Screven County (4-1)
Last week: Beat Laney 31-18. Screven County rushed for 327 yards to just 10 passing (2-for-7). C.J. Wright rushed for 162 yards and three touchdowns on 18 carries. Kim Hunter ran for 130 yards on 13 carries and intercepted a pass. Next: Friday at Harlem (2-3)
 
Class A (private)
1. (1) Eagle's Landing Christian (5-0)
Last week: Beat Fulton Leadership Academy 73-0. ELCA recorded its third consecutive shutout and scored its most points since 2008 (74-12 vs. Southwest Atlanta Christian). Harrison Taylor had nine tackles - five for losses and a sack. Freshman Keaton Mitchell rushed for 75 yards and two touchdowns on two attempts. Next: Friday at Wesleyan (5-0)
2. (2) Wesleyan (5-0)
Last week: Beat Holy Innocents' 42-7. Playing only the first half, QB Banks Ramsey was 18-of-25 passing for 240 yards and touchdowns to Harrison Cook, Zach Peterson and Grant Frerking. Wesleyan led 35-0 at halftime. Next: Friday vs. Eagle's Landing Christian (5-0)
3. (3) Landmark Christian (5-0)
Last week: Beat Mount Vernon Presbyterian 34-10. Joey Blount threw TD passes to Bernard Turner (65 yards) and Luke McLain (23). Lofton Tidwell rushed for 142 yards and three touchdowns on 14 carries. Dalton Colburn rushed for 115 yards on 10 carries. Landmark had 300 yards rushing and 100 passing. Next: Friday at Our Lady of Mercy (2-3)
4. (4) Prince Avenue Christian (5-0)
Last week: Beat George Walton Academy 39-21. Christian Parrish scored on a 99-yard pass from Grant Roland and a 45-yard interception return after Prince Avenue had trailed 21-20. Prince Avenue also trailed 14-0 but got back in the game on an 87-yard kickoff return by Sam Wessinger and a blocked punt that Noah Campbell returned for a touchdown. Thomas Huff rushed for 142 yards and two touchdowns. Next: Friday vs. Commerce (3-1)
5. (5) Calvary Day (4-0)
Last week: Off. Next: Friday vs. Claxton (0-4)
6. (6) Darlington (4-1)
Last week: Beat Bowdon 28-7. Tijai Whatley rushed for 109 yards on 19 carries and scored two touchdowns, the second that gave Darlington a 21-0 lead in the second quarter. Darlington held Bowdon to 151 yards of total offense, and 65 of that came on one run on a non-scoring drive. Next: Friday at Mount Zion (4-0)
7. (7) Stratford Academy (3-1)
Last week: Beat Lincoln County 35-19. Stratford scored 17 points in the fourth quarter after trailing 19-18. Stratford had only 205 yards of total offense but held Lincoln County to minus-26 yards rushing and had a plus-four turnover margin. Next: Friday vs. Mount de Sales (2-2)
8. (9) First Presbyterian (4-0)
Last week: Off. Next: Friday at Twiggs County (3-1)
9. (10) Fellowship Christian (4-0)
Last week: Off. Next: Friday at Walker (1-4)
10. (NR) Athens Academy (4-0)
Last week: Beat Towns County 38-14. Drew Swan ran a fumble 43 yards for a touchdown, and Jalen Huff scored on an interception return. Matt Mosely was 15-of-21 passing for 183 yards and two touchdowns. RB Owen Roberts had 109 yards from scrimmage. George Smith and Kurt Knisely had two tackles for losses apiece. Next: Friday at Riverside Military (1-4)
Out: No. 8 Mount Pisgah Christian (3-1)
 
Class A (public)
1. (2) Macon County (3-1)
Last week: Beat Taylor County 63-27. Jared Daniels rushed for 271 yards and two touchdowns on 11 carries, and K'hari Lane was 11-of-16 passing for 340 yards and five touchdowns. Akeevious McClendon rushed for 160 yards and a touchdown on 11 carries. Taylor County's Lyn-J Dixon, who entered averaging 242 yards rushing in his team's 3-0 start, was held to 40 on 14 carries. Next: Friday at Northside, Warner Robins (5-0)
2. (3) Clinch County (4-1)
Last week: Beat Wilcox County 48-6. Clinch County led 41-0 at halftime and played the second half with a running clock. Keb Grady scored on a 95-yard run and a 80-yard kickoff return. Next: Friday vs. Atkinson County (2-3)
3. (4) Emanuel County Institute (5-0)
Last week: Beat Treutlen 53-12. Rhett Gay was 11-of-15 passing for 273 yards and five touchdowns in the first half. David Durden had five catches for 108 yards and three touchdowns. ECI led 33-0 at halftime. Next: Friday vs. Montgomery County (0-5)
4. (7) Manchester (5-0)
Last week: Beat Marion County 35-7. Ashton Bell rushed for 117 yards, had four catches for 137 yards and scored three touchdowns. He caught an 80-yard TD pass from Garrett Brown, who was 7-of-11 passing for 213 yards. Next: Friday vs. Central, Talbotton (0-4)
5. (5) Mount Zion (4-0)
Last week: Off. Next: Friday vs. Darlington (4-1)
6. (6) Lincoln County (2-1-1)
Last week: Lost to Stratford Academy 35-19. Javon Reid (14-of-19 passing for 285 yards) threw TD passes of 80 yards to Midarious Roberts and 89 to Quindarious Wright and Lincoln County led entering the fourth quarter but couldn't survive four turnovers that led to 24 Stratford points. Lincoln County had minus-26 yards rushing. Next: Friday vs. Washington-Wilkes (0-4)
7. (8) Bowdon (3-2)
Last week: Lost to Darlington 28-7. Bowdon was held to 151 yards of total offense and failed to get a first down in the fourth quarter. Next: Friday at Gordon Lee (4-1)
8. (9) McIntosh County Academy (3-1)
Last week: Off. Next: Thursday at Savannah Christian (3-1)
9. (1) Commerce (3-1)
Last week: Lost to Athens Christian 21-14. RB A.J. Rowe scored all three Athens Christian touchdowns, the last a 1-yard run with two minutes left. Commerce trailed 14-0 at halftime but tied the game in the third quarter on Lane Sorrow's 64-yard pass to Caleb Mason. Commerce was one of three ranked Class A public schools to lose to Class A private schools last week. Next: Friday at Prince Avenue Christian (5-0)
10. (NR) Twiggs County (3-1)
Last week: Off. Next: Friday vs. First Presbyterian (4-0)
Out: No. 10 Marion County (3-2)
Coach Of The Week
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Jep Irwin, Lassiter
Jep Irwin of Lassiter is the College Football Hall of Fame Georgia Coach of the Week. Irwin's Trojans defeated No. 8 South Forsyth 35-21 last week to move to 5-0 for the first time since 2012. Lassiter has bounced back from 1-9 and 5-5 finishes the past two seasons to re-enter the rankings at No. 6. Irwin is 43-29 in his seven seasons at Lassiter. He won a region title in 2012 and led the program to its first state semifinals in 2011.
 
GHSF Daily's Coach of the Week will receive a plaque courtesy of the College Football Hall of Fame and All American Specialties.
 
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Four Questions
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This week, our Four Questions feature will be answered by some of Georgia's best-known retired coaches. We begin with Dave Hunter, who retired after the 2001 season with a record of 176-52-1 (.771) in 19 seasons as a head coach. He spent his final 15 seasons at Brookwood, where he won five region titles and one state championship. Hunter co-founded the Corky Kell Classic in 1992 and remains its executive director. He served for 25 years on the executive committee of the Georgia High School Association until retiring this year.
 
Dave Hunter
1. What is the most memorable game you've been a part of as a player or coach? "Three games. No. 1, Brookwood's victory over Clarke Central in 1987 at Clarke, 6-3, the first Gwinnett school to beat Clarke. They had thumped Gwinnet teams for years. No. 2, in the 1996 Corky Kell Classic, Brookwood lost to Valdosta 31-28 on last play of the game. Even though this was a loss, it proved to our boys that they could play with anybody. No. 3, Brookwood won the 1996 state championship in Valdosta 45-24, and it wasn't that close. This is No. 1 because it was the state championship, in Valdosta, and on statewide TV for the first time on Channel 11." [Brookwood was the first Gwinnett County Schools team to win a state championship. Starting with that one, Gwinnett teams have won a state title in the highest classification 10 of the past 20 years.]
 
2. Which high school coach would you want your son to play for, and why? "There are lots of young men coaching that played for me. However, two stand out in my mind - Andy Dyer at Archer and Tommy Jones at Dacula. They are solid men of great character, outstanding coaches that are better men. You do not hear poor language on their practice field, don't see negative coaching or berating of players. They express caring and concern for their kids. Any kid would benefit from playing for these guys."
 
3. What is your pet peeve as a coach or favorite saying/motto?"I could not stand poor effort, making excuses or anyone putting themselves above the team. I had a couple of sayings that I remember. 'Play all out and a little bit more!,' meaning that mental fatigue always precedes physical fatigue. Concerning behavior, I told players and others, 'If you aren't sure whether it's right or wrong, it's wrong!'"
 
4. Which GHSA policy or high school football rule would you most like to see changed? "I'm sure like a lot of coaches I am very concerned about players and families moving from one school to another without regard to their home school. It appears that team loyalty was dropped at the bus stop. My suggestion is some sort of a mileage rule requiring a move of greater than let's say 40 miles. If they don't move greater than 40 miles, they have to sit out. Of course you need appeals. There will be lots the first year, but that will quickly be reduced in the near future. Another issue for our game is the concussion problem. We need to solve this. Rule changes have made a small difference; however, I think that for this to cease being a problem, then the coaches will have to get in the middle of it."
 
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Region Standings
Class AAAAAAA
 
 
1-AAAAAAA
 
 
Team
Reg.
All
Lowndes
0-0
5-1
Tift County
0-0
4-2
Colquitt Co.
0-0
2-4
Camden Co.
0-0
1-4
 
 
 
2-AAAAAAA
 
 
East Coweta
0-0
4-1
Pebblebrook
0-0
3-2
Newnan
0-0
2-3
Westlake
0-0
2-3
Wheeler
0-0
2-3
Campbell
0-0
0-5
 
 
 
3-AAAAAAA
 
 
North Paulding
0-0
5-0
McEachern
0-0
4-1
North Cobb
0-0
4-1
Hillgrove
0-0
2-3
Kennesaw Mtn.
0-0
2-3
Marietta
0-0
2-3
 
 
 
4-AAAAAAA
 
 
Lassiter
0-0
5-0
Roswell
0-0
4-0
Etowah
0-0
4-1
Walton
0-0
3-2
Woodstock
0-0
3-2
Cherokee
0-0
2-3
 
 
 
5-AAAAAAA
 
 
West Forsyth
0-0
4-1
Forsyth Central
0-0
3-1
North Forsyth
0-0
3-2
South Forsyth
0-0
3-2
Milton
0-0
2-2
Lambert
0-0
2-3
 
 
 
6-AAAAAAA
 
 
Mill Creek
1-0
5-0
North Gwinnett
1-0
3-2
Peachtree Ridge
1-0
2-3
Duluth
0-0
2-2
Mountain View
0-1
4-1
Discovery
0-1
1-4
Collins Hill
0-1
0-5
 
 
 
7-AAAAAAA
 
 
Norcross
1-0
5-0
Lakeside (Atl.)
1-0
4-1
Brookwood
1-0
3-2
Parkview
0-0
3-1
Central Gwinnett
0-1
1-4
Berkmar
0-1
0-5
Meadowcreek
0-1
0-5
 
 
 
8-AAAAAAA
 
 
South Gwinnett
0-0
4-1
Grayson
0-0
3-1
Newton
0-0
3-1-1
Rockdale County
0-0
2-3
Archer
0-0
1-4
Shiloh
0-0
1-4
Class AAAAA
 
 
5-AAAAA
 
 
Arabia Mountain
0-0
4-1
Columbia
0-0
2-3
Miller Grove
0-0
2-3
SW DeKalb
0-0
2-3
Chamblee
0-0
1-4
Lithonia
0-0
1-4
*Clarkston
 
0-6
*Cross Keys
 
0-1
 
 
 
6-AAAAA
 
 
Carver (Atlanta)
2-0
4-1
Grady
2-0
4-1
Banneker
2-0
3-2
North Springs
1-1
2-2
Riverwood
1-1
2-3
Decatur
0-2
1-4
Jackson (Atlanta)
0-2
1-4
Lithia Springs
0-2
0-5
 
 
 
7-AAAAA
 
 
Kell
3-0
4-1
Carrollton
2-0
4-0
Cass
2-1
3-2
Villa Rica
2-1
3-2
Rome
1-1
2-2
Hiram
1-2
3-2
Paulding County
1-2
2-3
East Paulding
0-2
0-4
Woodland (Cart.)
0-3
0-5
 
 
 
8-AAAAA
 
 
Loganville
1-0
4-1
Clarke Central
1-0
3-2
Flowery Branch
1-0
2-3
Buford
0-0
3-1
Cedar Shoals
0-1
3-2
Walnut Grove
0-1
1-4
Johnson (Gain.)
0-1
0-5
 
Class AAAA
 
 
1-AAAA
 
 
Cairo
2-0
4-1
Hardaway
1-1
3-1
Northside (Col.)
1-1
3-2
Westover
1-1
3-2
Amer.-Sumter
1-1
2-3
Carver (Col.)
1-1
2-3
Columbus
1-1
2-3
Shaw
0-2
1-4
 
 
 
2-AAAA
 
 
Mary Persons
0-0
3-2
Spalding
0-0
3-2
Upson-Lee
0-0
3-2
West Laurens
0-0
3-2
Perry
0-0
1-3
Howard
0-0
1-4
 
 
 
3-AAAA
 
 
Thomson
0-0
4-0
Burke County
0-0
4-1
Cross Creek
0-0
3-2
Richmond Acd.
0-0
2-2
Baldwin
0-0
2-3
Hephzibah
0-0
0-5
 
 
 
4-AAAA
 
 
Woodward Acd.
1-0
4-1
Eastside
1-0
3-1-1
North Clayton
1-0
3-2
Henry County
0-0
0-4
Salem
0-1
3-2
Druid Hills
0-1
2-3
Luella
0-1
2-3
 
 
 
5-AAAA
 
 
Cartersville
1-0
5-0
Troup
1-0
4-1
LaGrange
1-0
2-3
Sandy Creek
0-0
3-1
Cedartown
0-1
3-2
Chapel Hill
0-1
2-2-1
Central (Carroll)
0-1
0-5
 
 
 
6-AAAA
 
 
Ridgeland
1-0
4-0
Heritage (Ring.)
1-0
4-1
SE Whitfield
1-0
4-1
Pickens
0-0
1-3
LaFayette
0-1
2-3
NW Whitfield
0-1
2-3
Gilmer
0-1
0-5
 
 
 
7-AAAA
 
 
Blessed Trinity
0-0
4-2
West Hall
0-0
4-2
Marist
0-0
3-2
Chestatee
0-0
3-3
White County
0-0
1-4
 
 
 
8-AAAA
 
 
Madison County
0-0
5-0
Jefferson
0-0
4-1
Oconee County
0-0
4-1
Stephens County
0-0
4-1
North Oconee
0-0
0-5
St. Pius
0-0
0-5
Class AAA
 
 
1-AAA
 
 
Crisp County
0-0
5-0
Monroe
0-0
2-2
Cook
0-0
2-3
Worth County
0-0
2-3
Dougherty
0-0
1-3
 
 
 
2-AAA
 
 
Liberty County
0-0
4-0
Appling County
0-0
3-1
Brantley County
0-0
3-1
Pierce County
0-0
3-2
Tattnall County
0-0
2-2
Long County
0-0
1-1-2
 
 
 
3-AAA
 
 
Jenkins
2-0
4-1
Savannah
2-0
4-1
Windsor Forest
2-0
3-1
SE Bulloch
1-1
1-3
Islands
1-1
1-4
Groves
0-2
1-4
Johnson (Sav.)
0-2
0-4
Beach
0-2
0-5
 
 
 
4-AAA
 
 
Central (Macon)
1-0
5-0
Peach County
1-0
4-1
Jackson
1-0
3-2
Pike County
0-0
3-1
Westside (Mac.)
0-1
2-3
Rutland
0-1
1-4
Kendrick
0-1
0-5
 
 
 
5-AAA
 
 
Pace Academy 
2-0 
4-1 
Westminster
2-0
3-2
Cedar Grove
1-1
3-2
Lovett
1-1 
3-2
McNair
1-1
3-2
Towers 
1-1
2-3
Redan
0-2
1-4
Stone Mountain
0-2
1-4
 
 
 
6-AAA North
 
 
Murray County
0-0
3-2
North Murray
0-0
3-2
Ringgold
0-0
2-3
Coahulla Creek
0-0
0-5
Lakeview-FO.
0-0
0-5
 
 
 
6-AAA South
 
 
Bremen
0-0
3-2
Calhoun
0-0
3-2
Sonoraville
0-0
3-2
Adairsville
0-0
2-3
Haralson County
0-0
1-3
 
 
 
7-AAA
 
 
GAC
1-0
4-1
North Hall
1-0
4-1
Lumpkin County
1-0
2-2
Dawson County
0-0
2-1
Union County
0-1
4-1
East Hall
0-1
2-3
Fannin County
0-1
2-3
 
 
 
8-AAA
 
 
Morgan County
0-0
3-2
East Jackson
0-0
2-2
Franklin County
0-0
1-4
Jackson County
0-0
1-4
Monroe Area
0-0
1-4
Hart County
0-0
0-5
Class AA
 
 
1-AA
 
 
Berrien
1-0
3-2
Brooks County
0-0
4-0
Fitzgerald
0-0
4-0
Thomasville
0-0
1-3
Albany
0-0
0-5
Early County
0-1
0-4-1
 
 
 
2-AA
 
 
Benedictine
2-0
5-0
Toombs County
2-0
4-1
Vidalia
1-1
3-2
Bryan County
1-1
2-2
Bacon County
1-1
1-3
Jeff Davis
1-1
1-3
Metter
0-2
1-3
Swainsboro
0-2
0-5
 
 
 
3-AA
 
 
Dublin
1-0
5-0
Southwest
1-0
2-3
Northeast
1-0
1-4
Washington Co.
0-0
3-1
Bleckley County
0-1
1-4
Dodge County
0-1
1-4
East Laurens
0-1
1-4
 
 
 
4-AA
 
 
Jefferson County
2-0
5-0
Screven County
2-0
4-1
Butler
1-1
2-3
Glenn Hills
1-1
2-3
Harlem
1-1
2-3
Josey
1-1
2-3
Westside (Aug.)
0-2
1-4
Laney
0-2
0-5
 
 
 
5-AA
 
 
Heard County
1-0
5-1
Callaway
0-0
5-0
Lamar County
0-0
3-2
Spencer
0-0
3-2
Jordan
0-0
0-5
Temple
0-1
4-1
 
 
 
6-AA
 
 
KIPP Atlanta 
1-0
4-1
Hapeville
1-0
2-3
Washington
1-0
2-3
Douglass
1-1
2-2
B.E.S.T. Acad.
1-1
1-5
Therrell
0-1
2-3
South Atlanta
0-2
2-4
 
 
 
7-AA
 
 
Model
2-0
5-0
Rockmart
2-0
4-1
Pepperell
2-0
3-1
Chattooga
2-0
3-2
Armuchee
0-2
1-4
Coosa
0-2
1-4
Dade County
0-2
1-4
Gordon Central
0-2
0-5
 
 
 
8-AA
 
 
Elbert County
1-0
4-1
Banks County
1-0
2-3
Social Circle
1-0
2-3
Rabun County
0-0
3-0
Oglethorpe Co.
0-1
0-4
Monticello
0-1
0-5
Putnam County
0-1
0-5
Class A
 
 
1-A
 
 
Mitchell County
4-0
5-0
Randolph-Clay
3-0
4-0
Pelham
3-1
4-1
Miller County
2-2
2-2
Seminole County
2-2
2-2-1
Terrell County
2-2
2-3
Calhoun County
1-2
1-3
Chatt. Co.
1-2
1-3
Baconton
0-3
1-3
Stewart County
0-4
1-4
*Pataula Charter
 
0-4
 
 
 
2-A
 
 
Clinch County
2-0
4-1
Turner County
2-0
3-2
Atkinson County
1-1
2-3
Irwin County
1-1
2-3
Charlton County
1-1
1-3
Lanier County
1-1
1-4
Telfair County
0-2
1-3
Wilcox County
0-2
1-4
 
 
 
3-A Div. A
 
 
Calvary Day
0-0
4-0
McIntosh Co.
0-0
3-1
Sav. Christian
0-0
3-1
Sav. Country Day
0-0
3-1
Claxton
0-0
0-4
Portal
0-0
0-4
 
 
 
3-A Div. B
 
 
ECI
1-0
5-0
Johnson County
1-0
4-1
Wheeler County
1-0
4-1
Jenkins County
0-0
3-1
Treutlen
0-1
2-3
Montgomery Co.
0-2
0-5
 
 
 
4-A Div. A
 
 
Manchester
2-0
5-0
Brookstone
1-0
2-2
Marion County
1-1
3-2
Pacelli
1-1
1-4
Central (Talb.)
0-1
0-4
Greenville
0-2
0-5
 
 
 
4-A Div. B
 
 
Macon County
2-0
3-1
Crawford County
1-0
3-0
Hawkinsville
1-1
3-2
Dooly County
1-1
2-3
Taylor County
0-1
3-1
Schley County
0-2
2-3
 
 
 
5-A
 
 
ELCA
2-0
5-0
Landmark Christ.
2-0
5-0
Wesleyan
2-0
5-0
Mt. Vernon
1-1
4-1
O.L. of Mercy
1-1
2-3
Strong Rock
0-2
2-3
Holy Innocents'
0-2
1-4
Fulton Leadership
0-2
0-5
 
 
 
6-A Div. A
 
 
Darlington
2-0
4-1
Mt. Zion (Carroll)
1-0
4-0
Gordon Lee
1-1
4-1
Bowdon
1-1
3-2
Trion
1-1
3-2
Christian Heritage
0-1
0-4
N. Cobb Christ.
0-2
0-5
 
 
 
6-A Div. B
 
 
Fellowship Chr.
2-0
4-0
Pinecrest Acd.
2-0
3-1
Mt. Pisgah Christ.
2-1
3-1
Mt. Paran Christ.
1-1
3-1
King's Ridge
1-1
2-2
Walker
1-2
1-4
St. Francis
0-2
1-3
Whitefield Acd.
0-2
1-3
 
 
 
7-A Div. A
 
 
First Presbyterian
0-0
4-0
Tattnall Square
0-0
4-0
Stratford Acd.
0-0
3-1
Twiggs County
0-0
3-1
Mount de Sales
0-0
2-2
Wilkinson County
0-0
0-4
 
 
 
7-A Div. B
 
 
Greene County
0-0
3-1
Hancock Central
0-0
3-1
Warren County
0-0
3-1
Lincoln County
0-0
2-1-1
Aquinas
0-0
2-2
Wash.-Wilkes
0-0
0-4
*Georgia Military
 
3-2
*Glascock County
 
1-4
 
 
 
8-A
 
 
Prince Avenue 
4-0
5-0
Athens Academy
3-0
4-0
Commerce
2-1
3-1
George Walton
2-1
3-1
Hebron Christian
2-1
3-1
Athens Christian
1-2
2-2
Lakeview Acd.
1-2
1-3
Towns County
1-3
2-3
Riverside Military
1-4
1-4
Providence Chr.
0-3
1-3
 

 


 

 

 


 
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Rough times vs.
ranked teams
Athens Christian had been 0-18 against ranked teams since joining the GHSA in 2000 until it defeated No. 1 Commerce last week. That's not such a long drought historically, though, as ranked teams by nature are pretty hard to knock off. Here are the 17 losing streaks against ranked opponents that went 30 games or more - and were broken - since 1982. (Many such streaks linger, including a 56-gamer by Wheeler County.)
 
51 - Bacon County d. #8 Pierce County (2015)
48 - Columbus d. #1 Marion County (2015)
43 - Spencer d. #9 Jackson (2015)
43 - Aquinas d. #6 Wilkinson County (2011)
41 - Stockbridge d. #2 Griffin (2012)
38 - Berrien d. #6 Clinch County (2014)
37 - Randolph-Clay d. #10 Terrell County (2005)
36 - Bremen d. #10 Landmark Christian (2005)
35 - Northeast d. #9 Westside-Augusta (2001)
34 - Southwest d. #8 Westside-Macon (2016)
33 - Lakeside-Evans d. #10 Thomson (2013)
32 - Wilkinson County d. #10 Dooly County (2000)
32 - Franklin County d. #5 Commerce (2004)
31 - Jefferson d. #9 North Hall (2012)
30 - Henry County d. #10 Thomson (2011)
30 - Carver-Atlanta d. #2 Creekside (2014)
30 - Albany d. #3 Miller County (2002)
 
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Central of Macon is 5-0 for the first time since 1981. Who was the head coach of Central's 1975 state-championship team, and which player on that team is a current Georgia head coach? Hints: The 1975 coach is one of 14 to win state titles at two Georgia high schools. The 1975 player is in his 18th season as head coach at his current school. (Answer Tuesday)
 
Answer to Friday's question:Louisville safety Josh Harvey-Clemons, the ACC's co-defensive back of the week, played high school football at Lowndes.
 
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New Coach App from MaxPreps 5
MaxPreps is excited to announce the new MPCoach App! You now have the ability to enter key data points directly from your phone. Easily enter your game scores immediately following the game. Update your schedule on the fly. Add athletes to your roster and post roster photos straight from your phone. Text and e-mail your team. Get directions to away games. The app is available for download on iOSand Android devices.
Saye It Ain't So
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GHSF Daily's Chip Saye ranks the most surprising and notable games of the weekend:

1.
 Athens Christian 21, Commerce 14: Athens Christian knocked off the No. 1 team in Class A (public) and took a lot of the shine off this week's Commerce-Prince Avenue Christian contest that had all the looks of a region championship game. Athens Christian (2-2) was 0-18 against ranked teams and 0-2 against No. 1s since joining the GHSA in 2000.
 
2. Rockdale County 14, Southwest DeKalb 13:Rockdale County was the computer Maxwell Ratings' biggest underdog to win in Week 6, as Southwest DeKalb was favored by 21. The Bulldogs (2-3) picked up a much-needed victory as they head into 8-AAAAAAA play this week against Grayson. Southwest DeKalb has lost three straight after a 2-0 start.
 
3. Effingham County 28, Burke County 21: Effingham County won its third consecutive game, but first against a team that wasn't winless, when it beat the No. 7 team in Class AAAA. Burke County, which was an 11-point favorite, took its first loss of the season. Effingham County had beaten South Effingham and Statesboro (both 0-5) the past two weeks.
 
4. Colquitt County 45, Valdosta 24: Colquitt County erased any doubts that it was a top 10 team despite its 1-4 record with this victory against the No. 3 team in Class AAAAAA. Valdosta was 5-0, with lopsided wins against two teams in Colquitt County's four-team region - 38-13 over seventh-ranked Lowndes and 42-13 against Tift County.
 
5. Pope 48, North Atlanta 7:Pope snapped a 16-game losing streak that was the longest in school history with this victory in a 7-AAAAAA game. During the streak, the Greyhounds scored more than 21 points only twice and gave up at least 40 points 10 times. Pope was favored by nine points but had a much easier time against 1-4 North Atlanta.
 
Also of note: Calhoun County snapped a 14-game losing streak with a 22-6 victory against a Stewart County team that broke its own 32-game losing streak earlier this month. Calhoun County went 8-4 and reached the state quarterfinals in 2014. ...Greenbrier improved to 5-0 for the first time since 1997 with a 35-7 victory over Cross Creek. The Wolfpack, which went 2-8 last season and 6-34 the past four years, has next weekend off before opening region play in 3-AAAAAA. ... Islandspicked up the first region win in the program's three-year history when it beat Johnson of Savannah 35-6. The victory also was the first of the season for the Sharks, who are 3-22 all-time and came in as 13-point underdogs. ... Turner County's 39-31 victory over Charlton County dropped the Indians to 1-3 for the first time since 1985. This is only the fifth time that Charlton has lost three regular-season games in Rich McWhorter's 27 seasons as head coach. ... Windsor Forest is 3-1 for the first time since 2006 after a 47-40 victory over Groves. The Knights, who were 1-9 in 2015 and 2-38 the past four seasons, have their first three-game winning streak since 2011. They are 2-0 in Region 3-AAA.
 
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Weekend Scores
Thursday's games
Cairo 40, Shaw 0
Chattahoochee Co. 32, Baconton 0
Douglass 52, Osborne 7
Northside, Col. 24, Americus-Sumter 7
Riverdale 23, McIntosh 7
Westover 23, Carver, Columbus 20
Windsor Forest 47, Groves 40
 
Friday's games
Adairsville 35, Murray Co. 21
Alcovy 7, Forest Park 6
Alexander 28, New Manchester 20
Apalachee 10, Monroe Area 7
Appling Co. 21, Statesboro 14
Athens Academy 38, Towns Co. 14
Athens Christian 21, Commerce 14
Atkinson Co. 16, Lanier Co. 0
Banks Co. 29, Monticello 22
Banneker 53, Jackson, Atlanta 12
Benedictine 27, Vidalia 6
Berrien 16, Early Co. 12
Bradwell Institute 22, Long Co. 22
Brantley Co. 42, Montgomery Co. 16
Bremen 48, Coahulla Creek 13
Brooks Co. 26, Monroe 6
Brookstone 37, Greenville 0
Brookwood 42, Berkmar 0
Brunswick 43, South Effingham 0
Bryan Co. 13, Swainsboro 12
Buford 48, International School, Fla. 8
Butler 26, Harlem 21
Calhoun 31, North Murray 7
Calhoun Co. 22, Stewart Co. 6
Callaway 48, Harris Co. 21
Carrollton 33, Woodland, Carters. 0
Cartersville 44, Cedartown 6
Carver, Atl. 32, North Springs 21
Centennial 35, Cambridge 14
Chattahoochee 41, Dunwoody 0
Chattooga 63, Gordon Central 8
Clarke Central 38, Cedar Shoals 12
Clinch Co. 48, Wilcox Co. 6
Colquitt Co. 45, Valdosta 24
Columbia 54, Clarkston 6
Cook 43, Thomasville 18
Crawford Co. 27, Hawkinsville 26
Creekside 28, Tri-Cities 3
Crisp Co. 21, Spencer 12
Darlington 28, Bowdon 7
Dawson Co. 46, White Co. 0
Dooly Co. 55, Schley Co. 14
Dothan, Ala. 13, Bainbridge 6
Dublin 42, East Laurens 0
ELCA 73, Fulton Leadership 0
East Coweta 20, Arabia Mountain 14
Eastside 32, Oconee Co. 31
Effingham Co. 28, Burke Co. 21
Elbert Co. 28, Putnam Co. 10
Emanuel Co. Institute 53, Treutlen 12
Evans 21, Baldwin 6
Fitzgerald 41, Smiths Station, Ala. 7
Flow. Branch 46, Johnson, Gain. 7
Glascock Co. 49, Pataula Charter 8
Glenn Hills 21, Josey 14
Gordon Lee 49, Christ. Heritage 26
Grady 54, Decatur 0
Grayson 38, Ramsay, Ala. 6
GAC 35, Union Co. 12
Greenbrier 35, Cross Creek 7
Griffin 56, Whitewater 21
Grovetown 14, Richmond Acad. 13
Habersham Central 40, Chestatee 14
Hancock Central 48, Hephzibah 0
Hapeville 35, South Atlanta 13
Haralson Co. 55, Lakeview-FO 0
Hardaway 16, Columbus 10
Harrison 43, Allatoona 19
Heard Co. 41, Temple 0
Hebron Christian 31, Riverside Mil. 14
Heritage, Ringgold 31, Gilmer 13
Hiram 38, Villa Rica 25
Houston Co. 28, Spalding 24
Hughes 41, Douglas Co. 21
Irwin Co. 52, Telfair Co. 26
Islands 35, Johnson, Savannah 6
Jackson 39, Rutland 0
Jeff Davis 17, Metter 13
Jefferson 31, Gainesville 28
Jefferson Co. 48, Westside, Aug. 0
Jenkins 41, Southeast Bulloch 34
Johns Creek 35, Northview 8
Jones Co. 44, Eagle's Landing 28
KIPP Atlanta Collegiate 15, Therrell 0
Kell 39, Cass 7
Kennesaw Mtn. 32, Forsyth Cent. 17
LaGrange 30, Central, Carrollton 12
Lakeside, Atl. 38, Meadowcreek 0
Lakeview Acad. 31, Providence 14
Lambert 38, Wheeler 35
Landmark Christian 34, Mt. Vernon 10
Lanier 26, St. Pius 0
Lassiter 35, South Forsyth 21
Lee Co. 37, Thomas Co. Central 7
Liberty Co. 55, New Hampstead 12
Locust Grove 22, Hampton 6
Loganville 35, Walnut Grove 0
Lovejoy 22, Drew 14
Lovett 35, Towers 6
Lowndes 49, Mt. Zion-Jonesboro 13
Lumpkin Co. 30, East Hall 27
Macon Co. 63, Taylor Co. 27
Madison Co. 20, Franklin Co. 14
Manchester 35, Marion Co. 7
Marietta 49, Campbell 0
Marist 42, Chamblee 14
McCallie, Tenn. 56, Blessed Trinity 6
McEachern 34, Camden Co. 3
Mill Creek 43, Collins Hill 7
Mitchell Co. 36, Terrell Co. 22
Model 42, Armuchee 7
Morgan Co. 14, Lamar Co. 0
Newton 34, Heritage, Conyers 28
Norcross 37, Central Gwinnett 8
North Clayton 16, Druid Hills 14
North Cobb 35, Pebblebrook 0
North Gwinnett 38, Mountain View 14
North Hall 28, Fannin Co. 9
North Paulding 31, Cherokee 21
Northeast 41, Bleckley Co. 6
Northgate 35, South Paulding 7
Our Lady of Mercy 43, Strong Rock 6
Pace Academy 45, Redan 22
Pacelli 7, Central, Talbotton 6
Peach Co. 31, Westside, Macon 13
Peachtree Ridge 31, Discovery 0
Pelham 34, Miller Co. 18
Pepperell 45, Coosa 10
Pierce Co. 52, Wayne Co. 34
Pinecrest Academy 17, Mt. Pisgah 14
Pope 48, North Atlanta 7
Prince Avenue 39, George Walton 21
Rabun Co. 34, West Hall 10
Randolph-Clay 48, Seminole Co. 7
Richmond Hill 34, Lakeside, Evans 6
Ridgeland 48, NW Whitfield 42
Riverwood 48, Lithia Springs 0
Rockdale Co. 14, SW DeKalb 13
Rockmart 42, Dade Co. 0
Rome 51, Paulding Co. 10
Roswell 47, Archer 0
Savannah 45, Beach 0
Screven Co. 31, Laney 18
Social Circle 35, Oglethorpe Co. 13
Sonoraville 28, Ringgold 14
South Gwinnett 27, Hillgrove 13
Southeast Whitfield 24, LaFayette 21
Southwest, Macon 26, Dodge Co. 19
Sprayberry 34, South Cobb 14
Starr's Mill 49, Morrow 0
Stephens Co. 23, Hart Co. 6
Stephenson 21, Mundy's Mill 7
Stratford Academy 35, Lincoln Co. 19
Tattnall Square 38, Wash.-Wilkes 0
Tift Co. 31, Coffee 20
Toombs Co. 38, Bacon Co. 21
Trion 28, North Cobb Christian 0
Troup 42, Chapel Hill 21
Tucker 55, M.L. King 0
Turner Co. 39, Charlton Co. 31
Upson-Lee 55, Jordan 10
Veterans 21, Perry 14
Walker 28, St. Francis 0
Walton 33, Dacula 0
Warner Robins 10, West Laurens 6
Washington 7, B.E.S.T. Academy 0
Wesleyan 42, Holy Innocents' 7
West Forsyth 26, Newnan 21
Westlake 25, Lithonia 14
Westminster 42, Cedar Grove 21
Wheeler Co. 30, Portal 14
Winder-Barrow 38, North Oconee 0
Woodstock 35, North Forsyth 3
Woodward Academy 74, Salem 6
 
Saturday's games
Central, Macon 20, Kendrick 0
Dougherty 27, Albany 21
McNair 21, Stone Mountain 13