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 Wednesday, Sep 21, 2016

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Spotlight
17 teams that are unbeaten but unranked
Here is a look at the 17 Georgia teams that have begun the season 3-0 or 4-0, but are not ranked.
 
*Athens Academy (3-0): Athens Academy graduated Region 8-A player of the year Drew Richardson, a quarterback, from a 9-2 team but is still throwing well so far, averaging 234.0 yards through the air. Jacob Hudson, the starter when healthy (and formerly an all-region WR), and Matt Moseley both have had 200-yard passing games. Sophomore Payton Bowles has a 100-yard rushing game. The best defenders have been FS Rolf Reynolds (first-team all-region last year), DT Jackson Reynolds, and SS Kurt Knisely. Outlook: Athens Academy is the closest of the 17 to being ranked. The Spartans beat current public-school No. 1 Commerce last year. They'd be disappointed not to be 8-0 entering the Commerce game Oct. 28. They finish with Prince Avenue Christian.
 
*Central, Macon (4-0): RB/MLB Antonio Sanders Jr. is a workhorse for the Chargers. He has rushed for 425 yards, about half of Central's total offense, and averages 21.8 attempts per game. He also has five catches for 69 yards. And he's tied with FS Kanuri Williams for the team lead in solo tackles (15) and leads the team in sacks (two). Outlook: Peach County is the only team in Region 4-AAA that appears out of Central's reach. Central has beaten teams that beat Macon rivals Rutland and Westside. Even a 7-3 finish would represent Central's best season since 1997, and 9-1 is not out of the question.
 
*Forsyth Central (3-0): Frank Hepler is the coach who started West Forsyth's program (2007-2013) and made it a winner. He's back in Forsyth County and making strides. The 3-0 start is the best since 1997. Central is a run/ball-control team built around Sabrian Howard, who has rushed for 608 yards and four touchdowns. Outlook: Forsyth Central has played a weak schedule for a reason. It's still a work in progress. The Maxwell Ratings rank the Bulldogs sixth out of six in Region 5-AAAAAAA, so making the playoffs for the first time since 2001 is still uphill. Forsyth Central is a slight favorite to beat Kennesaw Mountain this week. Winning that and going 1-4 in region play would make for a 5-4 finish, which would be progress.
 
*George Walton Academy (3-0): George Walton is a Wing-T team that spaces carries among backs Cedric Robertson, James Wesley Martin and Austin Parrish. The quarterbacks rotate and don't run or pass that much. DE/TE Frank Samerson, OLB/DE Torey Zanders and LB Isaiah Tossie are all-region-calibre defenders. All but Zanders among those are seniors, but it's a young team otherwise. Outlook: George Walton has been fair to middling since the 2012 team made the Class A private-school semifinals. That's probably the case again. A good showing against Prince Avenue Christian this week would suggest otherwise.
 
*Greenbrier (4-0): Greenbrier was 4-26 the past three seasons, so a 4-0 start - the best since 1997 - is something big for second-year coach Tony Kramer (former Evans defensive coordinator). Sophomore RB Jonquavous Brown has rushed for 513 yards, at least 93 and a touchdown in each game. It's a young squad with several sophomores making an impact. Outlook: The Maxwell Ratings paint a still-bleak picture, projecting the Wolfpack to finish last in six-team Region 3-AAAAAA, but the team has a nice shot at its first winning season since 2003 (7-4).
 
*Madison County (4-0): It has been a nice turnaround for the Red Raiders, who were 1-9 last season. QB/FS David Metts is an old-school two-way player. He has rushed for 270 yards and three touchdowns, thrown for 195 yards and has a team-leading 14 solo tackles, 23 overall. Madison's best win is a 17-15 victory over Elbert County on Sept. 2.Outlook: Making the playoffs for the first time since 2006 will require another upset as Maxwell rates St. Pius, Oconee County, Stephens County and Jefferson as better, each by at least eight points. Just a 2-4 finish down the stretch would ensure the first winning season in 10 years.
 
*Mitchell County (4-0): QB Kentravious Williams has thrown for 521 yards, rushed for 469 and had a hand in 12 touchdowns. That's on pace for more than 1,000 yards rushing and throwing. Freshman WR James Thomas has scored touchdowns rushing, receiving and returning.Outlook: Maxwell rates Mitchell County as Region 1-A's best team. If that proves true, the Eagles have a shot at their first 10-0 finish since 1999.
 
*Mount Vernon Presbyterian (4-0): Ahmir Lee has rushed for 540 yards - at least 100 in every game - and scored 10 touchdowns. QB Ethan
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Mangrum is a dual-threat player with 359 yards passing and 326 rushing. WR/DE Marquez Bembry, who is committed to Tennessee, has played only one game because of a knee injury that isn't fully healed. Under second-year coach Wayne Dabbs, a former Westminster assistant, Mount Vernon is 4-0 for the first time since starting the football program in 2006. Outlook: The crucial part of the Region 5-A schedule begins Friday at third-ranked Landmark Christian. Also ahead are No. 1 Eagle's Landing Christian and No. 2 Wesleyan. Mount Vernon realistically has three winnable games and can clinch a winning season by taking two of three against Holy Innocents', Our Lady of Mercy and Strong Rock Christian. If Bembry returns to full speed, that's highly achievable.
 
*Mountain View (4-0): The Bears have won four games in a full varsity season for the first time and beaten a 2015 region champion, Lambert. They are holding opponents to 53.0 yards rushing per game. SS/LB Blake Carroll and OLB/DE Alex Davis, both juniors, have 6.5 sacks between them. Sophomore DE Jaelin Humphries has six tackles behind the line. The offense is balanced. Feature RB Jasen Johnson has rushed for 400 yards and five touchdowns on 55 carries. QB Matt Edwards is 39-of-83 passing for 675 yards and nine touchdowns with just one interception. Outlook: Mountain View hasn't beaten North Gwinnett, Collins Hill, Mill Creek or Peachtree Ridge since 2011. One must fall for the Bears to make the playoffs for the first time. Maxwell rates Mountain View as the No. 4 team in Region 6-AAAAAAA.
 
*North Paulding (4-0): The Wolfpack's star player is wide receiver Chad
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Terrell, a top-50 Georgia recruit who has 26 catches for 415 yards and seven touchdowns. Sophomore QB Ross Malmgren has thrown for 1,131 yards (282.8 per game) and 10 touchdowns in a spread offense. North Paulding doesn't run much. Outlook: The move to the highest classification in 2014 has been rough on the Wolfpack, which has finished 4-7 and 3-8 after the 11-win season in Class AAAAA in 2013. But this looks promising. North was 3-2 last season against its current Region 3-AAAAAAA opponents. If North can match that feat and win at Cherokee on Friday, that would be 8-2.
 
*Randolph-Clay (3-0): The Red Devils are averaging 312.0 yards rushing per game and almost never pass. Coach Daniel McFather has employed 18 different ball carriers in the opening routs. Sophomore Quailyn Starling rushed for 216 yards in the opener against Abbeville, Ala. Outlook: Randolph-Clay is Region 1-A's defending champion. The Maxwell Ratings like Mitchell County a little better, but that's because Randolph-Clay's schedule so far is rated the weakest in the state. Randolph-Clay beat Mitchell County 28-20 last season. If the Devils can beat Seminole County this week, the path looks good toward their first eight-win season (or better) since a 10-2 finish in 2005.
 
*Richmond Hill (3-0): QB Kasey Green (498 yards passing), RB Maurice Smith (239 rushing) and WR Sam James (273 receiving) are all juniors, which bodes well. Matt LeZotte, in his second season, was the coach who turned Aquinas around. He's doing the same at Richmond Hill. Outlook: Wins over Southeast Bulloch, Pierce County and Grovetown are quality. The Wildcats are much more proven than, say, Greenbrier, the other undefeated/unranked team in AAAAAA. But Richmond Hill's Region 2, with the likes of Glynn Academy and Brunswick, is much tougher. Richmond Hill should enter region play 5-0 and return to the playoffs for the first time since the 10-2 team of 2013.
 
*Ridgeland (3-0): The Panthers have a star runner in junior Jalyn
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 Shelton, who has rushed for 443 yards and nine touchdowns on just 37 carries. Ridgeland has scored at least 40 points in every game, including a 40-28 victory over No. 6 Darlington of Class A private. Outlook: Ridgeland is the top-rated team in Region 6-AAAA, per Maxwell. Northwest Whitfield - the Panthers' opponent Friday
 - is the main rival. The rest trail by 15 points or more. Win this week and Ridgeland could run the table for the first time in school history.
 
*Tattnall Square (3-0): Tattnall Square's first year-coach is Chance Jones, who was Prince Avenue Christian's offensive coordinator last season. With eight starters back on defense, his Trojans have allowed only seven points. They scored 34 in the first quarter against Pacelli. Ahmad Barron (5-7, 160) is the main offensive weapon. He has rushed for 249 yards on just 17 carries. Outlook: Tattnall Square started 3-0 last season too but went 0-5 in region play. Maxwell views Tattnall as an average team in Region 7-A, about even with Washington-Wilkes, its next opponent. Win that, and Tattnall is in good shape for a return to the playoffs. The Trojans were 10-2 in 2014.
 
*Taylor County (3-0): Taylor County has perhaps Class A's best player, Lyn-j Dixon, a blue-chip recruit in the class of 2018. He has rushed for 726 yards on just 52 carries. That led the state until Taylor County had a bye last week. Outlook: The Vikings will face reality at second-ranked Macon County on Friday. After that, there probably isn't a game they can't win. Taylor County has won six games five times since 2003 without exceeding that total. None of those teams had a player as good as Dixon.
 
*Temple (4-0): The main man in Temple is Treon Wright, who has 477 yards rushing, 202 yards receiving and 10 touchdowns. Temple averages 278.8 yards rushing per game and has 18 rushing touchdowns. Wright is a senior, but it's a young team overall. Eight of the top 11 tacklers are underclassmen. Outlook: Temple has played the weakest schedule in Class AA, and the Maxwell Ratings still rank Temple sixth out of six in Region 5-AA. The Tigers' four wins are already the most since the 6-5 finish of 2011, which still stands as the program's only winning season since its start in 1989.
 

*Union County (4-0): Junior QB Cole Wright is off to a great start as a first-year starter. He's 36-of-55 passing for 449 yards and five touchdowns and has rushed for a team-best 505 yards on 38 attempts.Outlook: Union County finished 9-2 the past two seasons with all-state QB Joseph Mancuso, who threw for 8,187 yards in his career. This team is probably not better than those were, so a third nine-win season will be a challenge. Union County is the undefeated team most likely to lose this week. The Panthers play at No. 1 Greater Atlanta Christian on Friday in the Region 7-AAA opener. Second place is up for grabs.

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Wizo Wieczorek, Calvary Day
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Composite Rankings
Here's a look at Georgia's teams ranked on a consensus of six polls (AJC - Atlanta Journal-Constitution/GHSF Daily; GS - Georgia Sports Writers Association; GPB - Georgia Public Broadcasting; SA - Score Atlanta; Max - Maxwell Ratings; and MP - MaxPreps):

Class AAAAAAA
AJC
GS
GPB
SA
Max
MP
TOT
1. Mill Creek (4-0)
2
1
2
1
1
3
56
2. Roswell (3-0)
1
2
1
2
3
2
55
3. Grayson (2-1)
3
3
3
3
4
1
49
4. McEachern (3-1)
4
5
5
4
5
4
39
5. Norcross (4-0)
5
4
4
5
7
5
36
6. Lassiter (4-0)
6
6
6
6
 
9
22
7. Lowndes (4-1)
7
7
7
7
10
 
17
8T. Colquitt County (1-4)
10
 
 
10
2
6
16
8T. South Forsyth (3-1)
8
8
8
8
 
7
16
10T. Archer (1-3)
 
 
 
 
6
 
5
10T. North Cobb (3-1)
 
9
 
 
 
8
5
10T. Parkview (3-1)
9
10
 
9
 
 
5
13. Peachtree Ridge (1-3)
 
 
 
 
8
 
3
14T. Camden County (1-3)
 
 
 
 
9
 
2
14T. North Paulding (4-0)
 
 
9
 
 
 
2
14T. South Gwinnett (3-1)
 
 
10
 
 
10
2
Class AAAAAA
AJC
GS
GPB
SA
Max
MP
TOT
1. Northside-Warner Robins (5-0)
2
2
2
1
2
2
55
2. Valdosta (5-0)
3
3
3
3
1
1
52
3. Houston County (5-0)
1
1
1
2
8
5
48
4. Lee County (4-0)
4
6
4
4
5
8
35
5. Northgate (4-0)
5
5
7
5
 
7
26
6. Dalton (4-0)
6
4
5
6
 
 
23
7. Glynn Academy (4-1)
8
8
6
8
 
3
22
8. Harrison (4-0)
7
9
9
7
 
4
19
9. Tucker (3-1)
9
7
8
9
10
 
12
10. Coffee (3-1)
 
 
 
 
6
6
10
11. Allatoona (1-3)
 
 
 
 
3
 
8
12. Dacula (1-3)
 
 
 
 
4
 
7
13. Mays (3-1)
 
10.5
 
 
7
9
6.5
14. Alexander (3-0)
10
10.5
 
 
 
10
2.5
15. Hughes (3-1)
 
 
 
 
9
 
2
16. Creekside (3-1)
 
 
10.3
10
 
 
1.7
17T. Greenbrier (4-0)
 
 
10.3
 
 
 
0.7
17T. Richmond Hill (3-0)
 
 
10.3
 
 
 
0.7
Class AAAAA
AJC
GS
GPB
SA
Max
MP
TOT
1. Buford (2-1)
1
2
1
1
1
1
59
2. Stockbridge (4-0)
2
1
2
2
4
2
53
3. Carrollton (3-0)
3
3
3
3
5
5
44
4. Kell (3-1)
4
4
4.5
4
3
4
42.5
5. Thomas County Central (4-1)
5
6
6
5
9
7
28
6. Griffin (4-0)
7
5
4.5
7
 
6
25.5
7. Ware County (2-2)
9
9
10
9
2
3
24
8. Arabia Mountain (4-0)
6
8
7.5
6
 
 
16.5
9. Grady (3-1)
10
7
7.5
10
 
10
10.5
10. Rome (1-2)
8
 
9
8
 
9
10
11. Jones County (2-2)
 
 
 
 
6
 
5
12T. Bainbridge (1-2)
 
 
 
 
7
 
4
12T. Woodland, Stockbridge (4-1)
 
10
 
 
 
8
4
14. Starr's Mill (1-3)
 
 
 
 
8
 
3
15. Carver, Atlanta (3-1)
 
 
 
 
10
 
1
Class AAAA
AJC
GS
GPB
SA
Max
MP
TOT
1. Cartersville (4-0)
1
1
1
1
1
1
60
2. Thomson (4-0)
2
2
2
2
8
2
48
3. Woodward Academy (3-1)
5
4
3
5
2
3
44
4. Blessed Trinity (4-1)
4
3
4
4
3
5
43
5. Sandy Creek (3-1)
3
5
5
3
4
4
42
6. Burke County (4-0)
7
7
6
7
 
6
22
7. Jefferson (3-1)
9
6
7
9
7
 
17
8. Mary Persons (3-2)
6
8
10
8
10
 
13
9. Oconee County (4-0)
8
10
8
6
 
 
12
10T. Cairo (3-1)
10
 
9
10
 
7
8
10T. Marist (2-2)
 
 
 
 
5
9
8
12T. Ridgeland (3-0)
 
9
 
 
 
8
5
12T. St. Pius (0-4)
 
 
 
 
6
 
5
14. Carver, Columbus (2-2)
 
 
 
 
9
 
2
15. Spalding (3-1)
 
 
 
 
 
10
1
Class AAA
AJC
GS
GPB
SA
Max
MP
TOT
1. Greater Atlanta Christian (3-1)
1
1
1
1
2
1
59
2. Pace Academy (3-1)
2
3
2
3
9
2
45
3. Cedar Grove (3-1)
3
4
5
4
3
3
44
4. Peach County (3-1)
4
5
3
5
6
5
38
5. Liberty County (3-0)
5
2
4
2
10
6
37
6. Calhoun (2-2)
6
7
9
6
1
8
29
7. Westminster (2-2)
7
6
8
9
4
4
28
8. Lovett (2-2)
8
9
7
8
5
7
22
9. Crisp County (4-0)
9
8
6
10
 
9
13
10. Central-Macon (4-0)
 
10
10.5
7
 
 
5.5
11. Hart County (0-3-1)
 
 
 
 
7
 
4
12. Westside, Macon (2-2)
 
 
 
 
8
 
3
13T. Appling County (2-1)
10
 
 
 
 
 
1
13T. Dawson County (1-1)
 
 
 
 
 
10
1
15. Union County (4-0)
 
 
10.5
 
 
 
0.5
Class AA
AJC
GS
GPB
SA
Max
MP
TOT
1T. Benedictine (4-0)
2
2
2
1
1
1
57
1T. Fitzgerald (3-0)
1
1
1
2
2
2
57
3. Brooks County (3-0)
3
5
3
3
3
4
45
4. Callaway (4-0)
5
4
5
5
4
3
40
5. Jefferson County (4-0)
4
3
4
6
7
7
35
6. Rabun County (2-0)
6
7
6
4
8
5
30
7. Model (4-0)
7
6
7
7
 
6
22
8. Vidalia (3-1)
9
8
10
8
6
8
17
9. Dublin (4-0)
8
9
9
 
 
10
8
10. Elbert County (2-1-1)
 
 
 
 
5
 
6
11. Heard County (4-1)
 
10
8
10
 
 
5
12. Screven County (3-1)
10
 
 
 
 
9
3
13T. Pepperrell (2-1)
 
 
 
9
 
 
2
13T. Washington County (2-2)
 
 
 
 
9
 
2
15. Dodge County (1-3)
 
 
 
 
10
 
1
Class A (Public)
AJC
GS
GPB
SA
Max
MP
TOT
1. Clinch County (3-1)
3
2
3
2
2
1
53
2. Commerce (3-0)
1
1
1
1
7
7
48
3. Macon County (2-1)
2
4
5
4
3
2
46
4. Emanuel County Institute (4-0)
4
3
2
3
6
5
43
5. Manchester (4-0)
7
5
4
6
 
3
30
6. Lincoln County (2-0-1)
6
6
7
7
9
4
27
7. Mount Zion (4-0)
5
8
6
5
 
 
20
8. Marion County (3-1)
10
7
 
9
4
 
14
9. Irwin County (1-3)
 
 
 
 
1
9
12
10. Bowdon (3-1)
8
 
9.5
 
8
 
7.5
11. McIntosh Co. Academy (3-1)
9
 
 
 
 
6
7
12. Charlton County (1-2)
 
 
 
 
5
 
6
13. Taylor County (3-0)
 
 
8
10
 
 
4
14T. Twiggs County (3-1)
 
 
 
 
 
8
3
14T. Randolph-Clay (3-0)
 
 
 
8
 
 
3
16. Mitchell County (4-0)
 
 
9.5
 
 
10
2.5
17. Trion (2-2)
 
 
 
 
10
 
1
Class A (Private)
AJC
GS
GPB
SA
Max
MP
TOT
1. Eagle's Landing Christian (4-0)
1
1
1
1
1
1
60
2. Wesleyan (4-0)
2
2
2
2
4
2
52
3. Prince Avenue Christian (4-0)
4
3
3
3
2
3
48
4. Landmark Christian (4-0)
3
6
5
4
7
5
36
5. Darlington (3-1)
6
4
 
5
6
4
30
6. Calvary Day (4-0)
5
7
4
6
8
8
28
7. Stratford Academy (2-1)
7
8
7.5
7
9
10
17.5
8. Mount Pisgah Christian (3-0)
8
9
6
8
10
 
14
9. Fellowship Christian (4-0)
10
5
10
 
 
6
13
10. First Presbyterian Day (4-0)
9
 
7.5
9
 
7
11.5
11. Mount Paran Christian (3-1)
 
 
 
 
3
 
8
12. Aquinas (2-2)
 
 
 
 
5
 
6
13T. Athens Academy (3-0)
 
 
9
10
 
 
3
13T. Pinecrest Academy (2-1)
 
10
 
 
 
9
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Region Standings: Classes AAAAA and AAAA
Class AAAAA
Region 1-AAAAA
Team
Reg.
All
Last week
This week*
Thomas Co. Central
0-0
4-1
l. to Valdosta 56-39
at Lee Co.
Harris County
0-0
3-1
d. Perry 35-17
vs. Callaway
Veterans
0-0
2-3
d. Howard 26-7
vs. Perry (FF)
Bainbridge
0-0
1-2
d. Early Co. 50-7
vs. Dothan, Ala.
Warner Robins
0-0
0-4
l. to Houston Co. 63-28
vs. West Laurens (MT)
 
Region 2-AAAAA
Team
Reg.
All
Last week
This week
Ware County
0-0
2-2
l. to Northside, W.R. 48-7
Does not play
New Hampstead
0-0
1-3-1
t. Long Co. 20-20
at Liberty Co.
South Effingham
0-0
0-4
l. to West Laurens 41-0
vs. Brunswick
Statesboro
0-0
0-4
l. to Effingham Co. 20-16
at Appling Co.
Wayne County
0-0
0-4
l. to Appling Co. 39-38
vs. Pierce Co.
 
Region 3-AAAAA
Team
Reg.
All
Last week
This week
Griffin
0-0
4-0
d. Baldwin 42-0
at Whitewater
McIntosh
0-0
3-1
Did not play
at Riverdale (Thu., SC)
Riverdale
0-0
3-1
d. Henry Co. 50-0
vs. McIntosh (Thu., SC)
Whitewater
0-0
3-1
l. to Chapel Hill 19-16
vs. Griffin
Fayette County
0-0
2-1-1
l. to Pike Co. 11-8
Does not play
Morrow
0-0
1-3
Did not play
at Starr's Mill
Starr's Mill
0-0
1-3
l. to Sandy Creek 35-21
vs. Morrow
 
Region 4-AAAAA
Team
Reg.
All
Last week
This week
Woodland (Stock.)
3-0
4-1
d. Jones Co. 38-9
Does not play
Stockbridge
2-0
4-0
d. Ola 37-0
Does not play
Eagle's Landing
2-0
2-2
d. Hampton 28-7
at Jones Co.
Locust Grove
1-1
3-1
d. Union Grove 35-3
at Hampton
Jones County
1-1
2-2
l. to Woodland, Stck. 38-9
vs. Eagle's Landing
Ola
1-1
2-2
l. to Stockbridge 37-0
Does not play
Dutchtown
0-2
2-2
d. Heritage, Con. 63-30
Does not play
Hampton
0-2
1-3
l. to Eagle's Landing 28-7
vs. Locust Grove
Union Grove
0-3
0-4-1
l. to Locust Grove 35-3
Does not play
 
Region 5-AAAAA
Team
Reg.
All
Last week
This week
Arabia Mountain
0-0
4-0
Did not play
at East Coweta
Southwest DeKalb
0-0
2-2
Did not play
at Rockdale Co.
Miller Grove
0-0
2-3
l. to Lakeside, Atl. 22-15
Does not play
Chamblee
0-0
1-3
d. Salem 6-0
at Marist
Columbia
0-0
1-3
Did not play
vs. Clarkston (GO)
Lithonia
0-0
1-3
d. Meadowcreek 21-0
at Westlake
Clarkston
 
0-5
l. to Druid Hills 55-0
at Columbia (GO)
Cross Keys
 
0-1
Did not play
Does not play
 
Region 6-AAAAA
Team
Reg.
All
Last week
This week
Carver (Atlanta)
1-0
3-1
d. Jackson, Atlanta 43-7
at North Springs
Grady
1-0
3-1
d. Lithia Springs 74-14
vs. Decatur (G)
North Springs
1-0
2-1
d. Decatur 28-13
vs. Carver, Atlanta
Banneker
1-0
2-2
d. Riverwood 24-17
vs. Jackson, Atlanta
Decatur
0-1
1-3
l. to North Springs 28-13
at Grady (G)
Jackson (Atlanta)
0-1
1-3
l. to Carver, Atlanta 43-7
at Banneker
Riverwood
0-1
1-3
l. to Banneker 24-17
at Lithia Springs
Lithia Springs
0-1
0-4
l. to Grady 74-14
vs. Riverwood
 
Region 7-AAAAA
Team
Reg.
All
Last week
This week
Cass
2-0
3-1
d. Hiram 14-12
vs. Kell
Kell
2-0
3-1
d. Paulding Co. 35-7
at Cass
Villa Rica
2-0
3-1
d. Woodland, Cart. 41-0
vs. Hiram
Carrollton
1-0
3-0
d. East Paulding 45-7
at Woodland, Cartersville
Paulding County
1-1
2-2
l. to Kell 35-7
at Rome
Rome
0-1
1-2
Did not play
vs. Paulding Co.
Hiram
0-2
2-2
l. to Cass 14-12
at Villa Rica
East Paulding
0-2
0-4
l. to Carrollton 45-7
Does not play
Woodland (Carters.)
0-2
0-4
l. to Villa Rica 41-0
vs. Carrollton
Class AAAA
Region 1-AAAA
Team
Reg.
All
Last week
This week*
Cairo
1-0
3-1
d. Hardaway 46-13
at Shaw (Thu., CM)
Americus-Sumter
1-0
2-2
d. Westover 21-6
at Northside, Col. (Th., K)
Carver (Columbus)
1-0
2-2
d. Northside, Col. 37-17
at Westover (Thu., M)
Columbus
1-0
2-2
d. Shaw 46-26
vs. Hardaway (K)
Hardaway
0-1
2-1
l. to Cairo 46-13
at Columbus (K)
Northside (Col.)
0-1
2-2
l. to Carver, Col. 37-17
vs. Amer.-Sumter (Th., K)
Westover
0-1
2-2
l. to Amer.-Sumter 21-6
vs. Carver, Col. (Thu., M)
Shaw
0-1
1-3
l. to Columbus 46-26
vs. Cairo (Thu., CM)
 
Region 2-AAAA
Team
Reg.
All
Last week
This week
Spalding
0-0
3-1
d. Southwest 35-0
vs. Houston Co. (GM)
West Laurens
0-0
3-1
d. South Effingham 41-0
at Warner Robins (MT)
Mary Persons
0-0
3-2
l. to Peach Co. 20-19
Does not play
Upson-Lee
0-0
2-2
l. to Callaway 34-7
vs. Jordan
Perry
0-0
1-2
l. to Harris Co. 35-17
at Veterans (FF)
Howard
0-0
1-4
l. to Veterans 26-7
Does not play
 
Region 3-AAAA
Team
Reg.
All
Last week
This week
Burke County
0-0
4-0
Did not play
vs. Effingham Co.
Thomson
0-0
4-0
Did not play
Does not play
Cross Creek
0-0
3-1
Did not play
at Greenbrier
Richmond Academy
0-0
2-1
l. to Greenbrier 13-3
at Grovetown
Baldwin
0-0
2-2
l. to Griffin 42-0
at Evans
Hephzibah
0-0
0-4
Did not play
at Hancock Central
 
Region 4-AAAA
Team
Reg.
All
Last week
This week
Eastside
1-0
2-1-1
Did not play
at Oconee Co.
Salem
0-0
3-1
l. to Chamblee 6-0
at Woodward Academy
Woodward Academy
0-0
3-1
d. Marist 32-0
vs. Salem
Druid Hills
0-0
2-2
d. Clarkston 55-0
vs. North Clayton (A)
North Clayton
0-0
2-2
Did not play
at Druid Hills (A)
Henry County
0-0
0-4
l. to Riverdale 50-0
Does not play
Luella
0-1
2-3
l. to Lee Co. 49-0
Does not play
 
Region 5-AAAA
Team
Reg.
All
Last week
This week
Cartersville
0-0
4-0
d. Hapeville 38-7
at Cedartown
Cedartown
0-0
3-1
Did not play
vs. Cartersville
Sandy Creek
0-0
3-1
d. Starr's Mill 35-21
Does not play
Troup
0-0
3-1
Did not play
vs. Chapel Hill (C)
Chapel Hill
0-0
2-1-1
d. Whitewater 19-16
at Troup (C)
LaGrange
0-0
1-3
Did not play
at Central, Carrollton
Central (Carrollton)
0-0
0-4
l. to Heard Co. 28-7
vs. LaGrange
 
Region 6-AAAA
Team
Reg.
All
Last week
This week
Ridgeland
0-0
3-0
Did not play
vs. Northwest Whitfield
Heritage (Ringgold)
0-0
3-1
Did not play
vs. Gilmer
Southeast Whitfield
0-0
3-1
d. Christ. Heritage 31-14
at LaFayette
LaFayette
0-0
2-2
Did not play
vs. Southeast Whitfield
Northwest Whitfield
0-0
2-2
Did not play
at Ridgeland
Pickens
0-0
1-3
l. to North Forsyth 35-31
Does not play
Gilmer
0-0
0-4
l. to Murphy, N.C. 27-6
at Heritage, Ringgold
 
Region 7-AAAA
Team
Reg.
All
Last week
This week
Blessed Trinity
0-0
4-1
d. Hart Co. 43-0
at McCallie, Tenn.
West Hall
0-0
4-1
d. Dawson Co. 30-23
vs. Rabun Co.
Chestatee
0-0
3-2
d. Lumpkin Co. 38-33
vs. Habersham Central
Marist
0-0
2-2
l. to Woodward Acd. 32-0
vs. Chamblee
White County
0-0
1-3
d. North Hall 24-23
at Dawson Co.
 
Region 8-AAAA
Team
Reg.
All
Last week
This week
Madison County
0-0
4-0
d. Monroe Area 41-7
at Franklin Co.
Oconee County
0-0
4-0
d. Cedar Shoals 28-10
vs. Eastside
Jefferson
0-0
3-1
d. Flowery Branch 33-0
vs. Gainesville
Stephens County
0-0
3-1
d. Habersham Cent. 27-7
at Hart Co.
North Oconee
0-0
0-4
l. to Clarke Central 45-21
at Winder-Barrow
St. Pius
0-0
0-4
l. to GAC 37-7
vs. Lanier
 
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: A - Adams; C - Callaway; CM - Columbus Memorial; FF - Freedom Field; G- Grady; GM - Griffin Memorial; GO - Godfrey; K - Kinnett; M - Mills; MT - McConnell-Talbert; SC - Southern Crescent
 
Region 8-AAAAA
Team
Reg.
All
Last week
This week
Cedar Shoals
0-0
3-1
l. to Oconee Co. 28-10
vs. Clarke Central
Loganville
0-0
3-1
d. Winder-Barrow 41-7
vs. Walnut Grove
Buford
0-0
2-1
d. Jeff. Davis, Ala. 38-30
vs. International, Fla.
Clarke Central
0-0
2-2
d. North Oconee 45-21
at Cedar Shoals
Flowery Branch
0-0
1-3
l. to Jefferson 33-0
vs. Johnson, Gainesville
Walnut Grove
0-0
1-3
l. to Apalachee 14-13
at Loganville
Johnson (Gaines.)
0-0
0-4
Did not play
at Flowery Branch
 

 

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*DB DeAngelo Gibbs, Grayson
*WR Jeremiah Holloman, Newton
*DB Richard LeCounte, Liberty County
*LB Nathan McBride, Vidalia
*QB Davis Mills, Greater Atlanta Christian
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DE Arden Key of LSU is the SEC's defensive lineman of the week. Key had five tackles and 2.5 tackles for loss, including a pair of sacks, in LSU's 23-20 win over Mississippi State. For which Georgia high school did Key play? (Answer Thursday)
 
Answer to Tuesday's question: Houston County (AAAAAA) and Greater Atlanta Christian (AAA) are the only No. 1-ranked teams that have not won a state championship.
 
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Shane Queen,
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1. What is the most memorable game you've been a part of as a player or coach? "Probably beating Valdosta in 2012 in the first round of the playoffs. No, I tell you, I'll say beating Mill Creek that year when we were down 21-7 in the quarterfinals. We came back and beat a very talented team in the second half. We had a good senior class, and to see them rally and how they fought to overcome adversity to win was special." [The 42-14 victory over Valdosta marked North Cobb's first state-playoff victory since 1979. The 42-35 win over Mill Creek advanced North Cobb to the semifinals for the first time since 1959.]
 
2. Which high school coach would you want your son to play for, and why? "I would say Matt Dickmann at Harrison. He's just a godly man and he does right by his players, and I want my son to play for a strong role model, and that's what he is. What he's done to turn them around, I've been very impressed." [Queen's son, Tyler, played for Queen and is a sophomore quarterback at Auburn. North Cobb's only loss this season was to Harrison on Sept. 2.]
 
3. What is your pet peeve as a coach or favorite saying/motto? "I just talk to our kids about winning the day. I want them to get the most out of every day and do all they can to make the program and school and community better."
 
4. Which GHSA policy or high school football rule would you most like to see changed? "That's easy. The transfer stuff. We've turned into AAU basketball a little bit with kids coming and going. I wish we could go back to developing players and coming up through a program. When a guy is in a program for three years and then goes to your rival the next year, that's tough. We've gotten away from what's made high school sports so special."
 
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Correction
Pope QB Evan Conley passed for 306 yards and rushed for 142 in a 35-21 loss to Cambridge last week. Conley's yardage totals were incorrect in our Top Performances feature Tuesday.