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Thursday, Sept. 3, 2015

 


Weekend Preview: GHSF Daily's 10 Best
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Buford at McEachern
2When, where: 7:30 p.m. Friday, Walter H. Cantrell Stadium, Powder Springs
Records, rankings: Buford is 2-0 and No. 1 in Class AAAA; McEachern is 1-0 and No. 2 in Class AAAAAA.
Last meeting: Buford won 27-20 in 2014.
Watch the game: Online at ScoreATL.com.
Three things to know: 1. Buford has averaged 52 points in its first two games, including a 77-0 victory against Berkmar last week. As usual, the Wolves have spread the offensive workload. Christian Turner is the leading rusher with 73 yards and a touchdown on 14 carries. QB Mic Roof is 10-for-11 passing for 103 yards and two TDs. 2. McEachern is loaded in the passing game, with QB Bailey Hockman (committed to Georgia) and receivers Tyler Smith (Rivals 4-star), Tyler Simmons (3-star) and C.J. Windham (Middle Tennessee). But it was the running game that made its mark in a 50-14 victory over Tucker at the Corky Kell Classic. The Indians rushed for 271 yards and six touchdowns, led by Sam Jackson's 161 yards and three TDs on nine carries. 3. McEachern will represent the biggest regular-season threat this season to Buford's 42-game winning streak, which ranks No. 4 in state history. Buford's 47-game streak from 2001 to 2004 is the record, and the Wolves would be in line to break that on Oct. 23 at home against North Oconee.
 
Camden County at Glynn Academy
When, where: 7:30 p.m. Friday, Glynn County Stadium, Brunswick
Records, rankings: Camden County is 2-0 and No. 10 in Class AAAAAA; Glynn Academy is 2-0 and No. 8 in AAAAA.
Last meeting: Camden County won 46-17 in 2014.
Three things to know: 1. Camden County has played a total of less than four and a half quarters in its victories against Lincoln (Fla.) and Dutchtown because weather problems forced both games to be called off early. Brandon McMaster has rushed for 234 yards on 22 carries for the Wildcats, who had 245 yards on 23 plays in one half last week against Dutchtown. Deandre Gardener has 3.5 sacks and two forced fumbles. 2. Glynn Academy's Garrison Hurd had 96 rushing yards, 59 receiving yards and three touchdowns in a 28-0 victory over city rival Brunswick last week. The Red Terrors have a balanced offense that averages 268 yards per game (149 passing, 119 rushing) and have given up just 14 points. 3. Camden County has won 10 consecutive games against Glynn Academy in a series it leads 12-3. Camden has posted seven shutouts in that 10-game stretch, and Glynn's 17 points last year were the most against the Wildcats since a 31-13 victory in 1985.
 
Carver (Columbus) at Creekside
When, where: 7:30 p.m. Friday, Arrowhead Stadium, Fairburn
Records, rankings: Carver is 2-0 and No. 10 in Class AAAAA; Creekside is 2-0 and No. 9 in AAAAA.
Last meeting: Creekside won 29-27 in 2014.
Three things to know: 1. Felix Harper, a three-year starter who was a sophomore on Creekside's 2013 state championship team, passed for 252 yards in last week's 30-7 victory over Hughes. He's committed to Army. Creekside's most high-profile recruit is OL Aaron Dowdell, who is committed to Georgia. Juniors WR Khalil McClain and LB Savon Cooper also are Division I prospects. 2. Carver was sluggish in its 21-7 victory over typically easy Spencer and didn't break lose until Javontay Smith's 38-yard interception return made the score 14-7 late in the third quarter. Smith is committed to North Carolina. QB Jawon Pass (Louisville) has completed less than half of his passes in both games this season. DT T.J. London and junior LB Giovannia Moore, both D-I prospects, are Carver's best-known defensive players. 3. In the 2014 game, Creekside PK Chizco Alejandre made field goals of 35, 32 and 22 yards, the last one with 3:53 left that provided the margin of victory. It was the first time the teams had played each other and was set up by former Creekside coach Olten Downs, who had been a Carver assistant.
 
Eagle's Landing Christian at GAC
When, where: 7:30 p.m. Friday, Spartan Stadium, Norcross
Records, rankings: Eagle's Landing Christian is 1-1 and No. 1 in Class A; Greater Atlanta Christian is 1-1 and No. 2 in AA.
Last meeting: Greater Atlanta Christian won 23-16 in 2014.
Watch the game: Online at NHSF Network.
Three things to know: 1. ELCA has rushed for 500 yards in its first two games, led by Trevor Gear (191 yards, two touchdowns) and Josh Mays (147, one). Tackle Chandler Reeves graded out at 96 percent last week, spending much of the night going up against Stockbridge's Charles Wiley, an AJC Super 11 player. LB Chase Burdette (committed to Clemson) leads the team with 18 tackles. 2. GAC QB Davis Mills was 7-for-8 for 135 yards and three touchdowns in one half during the Spartans' 55-21 victory last week over North Oconee, a game the Spartans led 34-0 at the end of the first quarter. Mills, who has a reported 20 offers from Division I schools, passed for 270 yards in a season-opening loss to Benedictine. Markus Young had 90 of the team's 149 rushing yards against North Oconee. 3. GAC's Darius Slayton (now at Auburn) caught a game-winning 22-yard TD pass with 58 seconds remaining in last year's matchup. The loss was one of six straight to open the season for ELCA, which recovered to reach the Class A private-school championship game.
 
Fitzgerald at Irwin County
When, where: 7:30 p.m. Friday, Indian Field, Ocilla
Records, rankings: Fitzgerald is 2-0 and No. 2 in Class AA; Irwin County is 1-0-1 and No. 6 in A.
Last meeting: Fitzgerald won 40-12 in 2014.
Three things to know: 1. Fitzgerald's running game has been overpowering in its two season-opening, three-touchdown victories. Junior J.D. King has rushed for 456 yards and two touchdowns, and sophomore James Graham has 308 yards and five TDs. Fitzgerald rushed for 436 and 510 yards against Worth County and Heard County. 2. Irwin County LB/FB D.J. Pollard was the Region 2-A defensive co-player of the year in 2014 and the only Indians player on the Class A preseason all-state team this year. He scored three touchdowns on offense last week in a 32-14 victory over Berrien. The Indians will be without two-way starter Ty Hogan, who tore his ACL. Hogan was a second-team all-region defensive back last season. 3. Fitzgerald is 14-0-1 in its past 15 meetings with Irwin County and leads the series 41-17-3. Irwin County stopped a 13-game losing streak in the series with a 20-20 tie in 2013 but hasn't beaten the Purple Hurricane since a 32-13 victory in 1999.
 
Landmark Christian at Pace Academy
When, where: 7:30 p.m. Friday, Pace Academy Athletics Complex, Mableton
Records, rankings: Landmark Christian is 2-0 and No. 5 in Class A; Pace Academy is 2-0 and No. 5 in AA.
Last meeting: Landmark Christian won 27-21 in 2014.
Watch the game: Online at NFHS Network.
Three things to know: 1. Pace Academy RB Jordan Payne has rushed for 190 yards, caught five passes for another 61 yards and returned an interception for a touchdown. QB Gunnar Faulk is 21-of-31 passing for 304 yards. WR Trey Blount (three SEC offers) has five catches for 101 yards. DL Anthony Trinh had four tackles for losses in the 34-3 win over Our Lady of Mercy last week. PK Samuel Sloman has three field goals and nine touchbacks. 2. Landmark Christian preseason all-state RB Lofton Tidwell has rushed for 399 yards in two games and returned a kickoff 90 yards for a touchdown. QB Stockton McGuire has passed for 259 yards and six touchdowns and rushed for 157 yards and two touchdowns. CB Payton Hayes has made 10 solo tackles and broken up eight passes. 3. Landmark rushed for 303 yards in the 2014 game. Pace muffed the opening kickoff, leading to a quick Landmark score. Pace got within 27-21 with three minutes left, but Landmark ran out the clock.
 
Lassiter at Walton
When, where: 7:30 p.m. Friday, Raider Valley, Marietta
Records, rankings: Lassiter is 2-0 overall, 0-0 in Region 5-AAAAAA and unranked; Walton is 2-0, 0-0 and unranked.
Last meeting: Lassiter won by forfeit in 2014 after Walton's 59-16 victory was overturned for use of an ineligible player.
Three things to know: 1. Both of these East Cobb schools peaked in 2011, when Walton beat Lassiter in the state semifinals. Walton was 3-0 after the 2014 victory, but all three victories were forfeited. Walton went 2-5 down the stretch. Lassiter went 1-9, the only victory the Walton forfeit. That ended Lassiter's six-season run of making the playoffs. Both teams are ranked in at least one poll this season with their 2-0 starts. 2. Walton is averaging 263.5 yards passing and 255.5 yards rushing. K.K. Brooks has rushed for 205 yards and four touchdowns. QB Addison Shoup's top target is TE Sam Letton (13 catches, 201 yards, three touchdowns). LB Joey Goodman has two sacks and two blocked punts. 3. Lassiter RB Mason Waters has rushed for 138 and 130 yards in his two games this season. QB Cooper Cross is 15-of-29 passing for 326 yards and two touchdowns. WR Cole Taylor has nine catches for 254 yards and two touchdowns. LB Kyle Syvarth has a sack and an interception. Mitchell Wasson (41.0 per punt) is one of the state's best punter/kickers.
 
Mill Creek at Dacula
When, where: 7:30 p.m. Friday, Barron Field, Dacula
Records, rankings: Mill Creek is 2-0 and No. 8 in Class AAAAAA; Dacula is 1-0 and No. 9 in AAAAAA.
Last meeting: Dacula won 28-21 in 2014.
Three things to know: 1. This is a non-region game, but still a big rivalry, as the two are bordering school districts in northwest Gwinnett County. Dacula won last season after shutting Mill Creek out in the second half and forcing three turnovers. 2. Mill Creek has shown a balanced offense. RB Daniel Leconte has rushed for 184 yards and four touchdowns on 43 carries. QB Cameron Turley is 28-of-40 passing for 400 yards and three touchdowns. WR Edmond Graham has 10 catches for 91 yards. The best defenders are probably DL Tyler Vernon and LB Sidney Otiwu, who have mid-major offers. OL Robbie Bell is committed to Louisville. 3. Dacula LB/RB Jakob Brashear made preseason all-state. He has more than 170 tackles and 900 rushing yards in his three seasons as a starter. Dacula trailed in its opener against Collins Hill 22-7, but Chase Isler sparked a comeback by returning the second-half kickoff 85 yards for a touchdown. Ty Harris ran an interception 55 yards for another score, and Dacula won 36-22.
 
Washington County at Mary Persons
When, where: 7:30 p.m. Friday, Dan Pitts Stadium at Mitchell Field, Forsyth
Records, rankings: Washington County is 0-1 and No. 10 in Class AAA; Mary Persons is 1-0 and No. 8 in AAAA.
Last meeting: Washington County won 31-0 in 2014.
Watch the game: Online at NFHS Network.
Three things to know: 1. Mary Persons held Jackson to 2 yards rushing in a 28-21 victory last week. The Bulldogs also survived a lost fumble in overtime by stopping Jackson on both drives. QB Jake Johnston was 16-for-21 passing for 141 yards, and RB Zach Harvey rushed for 97 yards on 15 carries. 2. Washington County QB Houston Channell rushed for 223 yards and four touchdowns in a 49-42 loss to Thomson. RB Darius Tucker (155) rushed for more than 150 yards, but Thomson had more than 500 yards of total offense and over 400 rushing. It ended Washington County's 21-game regular-season winning streak. 3. Washington County has won eight straight in this series, most recently losing in the 1993 Class AA semifinals. In the 2014 game, Mary Persons drove the ball but couldn't get it in the end zone. Washington County QB A.J. Gray (now at Georgia Tech) had 232 yards passing and 104 rushing.
 
Woodward Academy at St. Pius
When, where: 7:30 p.m. Friday, George B. Maloof Stadium, Atlanta
Records, rankings: Woodward Academy is 1-0 and No. 3 in Class AAAA; St. Pius is 0-1 and No. 7 in AAAA.
Last meeting: St. Pius won 28-21 in the 2014 Class AAAA semifinals.
Watch the game: Online at NFHS Network.
Three things to know: 1. Playing without AJC Super 11 RB Elijah Holyfield, who was out with a minor injury, Woodward Academy was limited to 48 yards rushing on 19 carries but cruised past Decatur 34-7 last week. QB Ryan Glover passed for 154 yards and a touchdown and rushed for 31 yards and a TD. Holyfield's status for this week has not been revealed. 2. St. Pius rushed for 202 yards on 46 carries but managed just two field goals by Nick Jones (41 and 30 yards) in a 17-6 loss to Blessed Trinity last week. Ransom Klinger led the rushing attack with 68 yards on six carries, and Lawson Cooper rushed for 52 yards and had two receptions for 20 yards. Jones also averaged 50.2 yards on four punts. 3. The St. Pius victory in the semifinals last year avenged a 42-21 loss to the War Eagles in the regular season. Holyfield rushed for 160 yards and two touchdowns on 19 carries in the first matchup. Woodward Academy leads the series 14-4-2 and has won 13 of the past 15 meetings.
 
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Watch The Games
On TV
Today
*Savannah at Windsor Forest, WSAV My LC 3.2 (Savannah)
 
On the Web
1NFHS Network
The NFHS Network will present live streaming of the following games this week. To view the games, clickhere. Note that the times listed are the start of the broadcast and not necessarily the kickoff time, and that more games might be added to the schedule.
Friday
*Flowery Branch at Loganville, 6:50 p.m
*Callaway at Heard County, 7 p.m.
*Northgate at Troup, 7 p.m.
*Whitefield Academy at Providence Christian, 7 p.m.
*Woodward Academy at St. Pius, 7 p.m.
*Pierce County at Bacon County, 7:15 p.m.
*Santa Fe (Fla.) at Charlton County, 7:15 p.m.
*Washington County at Mary Persons, 7:15 p.m.
*Calvary Day at Bradwell Institute, 7:25 p.m.
*Clarke Central at Lanier, 7:30 p.m.
*Creekview at Riverwood, 7:30 p.m.
*Eagle's Landing Christian vs. Greater Atlanta Christian, 7:30 p.m.
*Hillgrove at North Gwinnett, 7:30 p.m.
*Landmark Christian at Pace Academy, 7:30 p.m.
*Newnan at Marietta, 7:30 p.m.
*Rockdale County at Meadowcreek, 7:30 p.m.
*Salem at Heritage (Conyers), 7:30 p.m.
*Stone Mountain at Tucker, 7:30 p.m.
*Stratford Academy at Wesleyan, 7:30 p.m.
Saturday
*George Walton Academy at Holy Innocents', 7:30 p.m.
 
*Buford at McEachern, 7:15 p.m.

 

 
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Larry Harold, Brunswick
1. What is the most memorable game you've been a part of as a player or coach? "As a player the most memorable game I've ever been a part of was the 2001 Florida A&M vs. Southern University game in Bragg Memorial Stadium. It is a very intense rivalry in HBCU football, and FAMU was an opponent that we hadn't beaten in my previous four years at Southern. My redshirt senior season, we went to FAMU and beat them in OT by a score of 17-14. Thrilling battle of wills and momentum swings.
 
"As a coach without a doubt would be last season's 4-AA region championship game in which our former Macon County Bulldogs dethroned the three-time region champion Lamar County Trojans. That game began with extra bleachers being brought in for the sold-out game. A helicopter flew in the game ball, and Adams-Maffett Stadium was loud beyond measure for the week 10 contest. Lamar County led the game by eight points with six minutes remaining. After a big kickoff return, the Bulldogs reeled off 21 straight points in four minutes to defeat the Trojans 36-21. The greatest single-game performance I've ever witnessed in my 14-year career was displayed by no other than now UGA linebacker Roquan Smith. On this night, he played lights out with 24 total tackles eight tackles for losses and on offense he ran the ball 16 times for 256 yards and three TDs. He literally carried us on his back that game and won the region championship for us."
 
2. Which high school coach would you want your son to play for, and why? "If I had an opportunity I would let my son play for my former college head football coach, Pete Richardson. Coach Richardson not only taught us how to be men but how to be champions in life. He loves his players beyond measure and gave us the keys to be successful no matter what obstacles you face in life. He was a father to those of us who didn't have one."
 
3. What is your favorite saying/motto? "Everybody ... GOTTA GO TO WORK!!!"
 
4. Which GHSA policy or high school football rule would you most like to see changed? "I would like to see us use a power rating system to seed teams and qualify them for the playoffs just like they do in Louisiana and Class A in Georgia. The way we seed now we get the best teams playing against each other too early in my opinion, and our championship contest ends up not being competitive in a lot of instances. One of the biggest factors I would use in the Power Rating Formula would be strength of schedule. I would give more points for teams playing higher-classification teams and out-of-state opponents."
 
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Region Standings: Class AAA
Region 1-AAA
Division A
Team
Reg.
All
Last week
This week*
Dodge County
1-0
2-0
d. Brantley Co. 21-20
Does not play
Pierce County
0-0
1-0
d. SE Bulloch 40-35
at Bacon Co.
Tattnall County
0-0
1-0
d. Long Co. 21-14
vs. Beach
Toombs County
0-0
1-0
d. Johnson, Sav. 26-6
at Vidalia
Appling County
0-0
0-1
l. to Wayne Co. 33-9
at Jenkins (SM)
Cook
0-0
0-1
l. to Tift Co. 31-0
at Berrien
Brantley County
0-1
1-1
l. to Dodge Co. 21-20
at Islands (GC)
Division B
Team
Reg.
All
Last week
This week
Beach
1-0
2-0
d. Windsor Forest 39-16
at Tattnall Co.
Islands
0-0
1-0
d. Groves 8-0
vs. Brantley Co. (GC)
Jenkins
0-0
1-1
l. to S. Effingham 45-12
vs. Appling Co. (SM)
Johnson (Savannah)
0-0
0-1
l. to Toombs Co. 26-6
at Richmond Hill
Southeast Bulloch
0-0
0-1
l. to Pierce Co. 40-35
vs. South Effingham
Savannah
0-1
0-2
l. to Coffee 38-0
at Win. Forest (Th., SM)
 
Region 2-AAA
Team
Reg.
All
Last week
This week
Westside (Macon)
1-0
1-0
d. Rutland 38-19
at Harris Co.
Central (Macon)
0-0
1-0
d. Wilkinson Co. 31-0
at Howard (ED)
Southwest
0-0
1-0
d. Northeast 38-32
vs. Eagle's Landing (H)
Kendrick
0-0
1-1
l. to Northside, Col. 35-0
Does not play
Jackson
0-0
0-1
l. to Mary Persons 28-21
vs. Monticello
Jordan
0-0
0-1
Did not play
at Hardaway (K)
Peach County
0-0
0-1
l. to W. Robins 44-34
vs. Perry
Spencer
0-0
0-1
l. to Carver, Col. 21-7
vs. N'side, Col. (Th., CM)
Rutland
0-1
0-1
l. to W'side, Mac. 38-19
vs. Northeast (Thu., ED)
 
Region 3-AAA
Team
Reg.
All
Last week
This week
Josey
0-0
1-0
d. Portal 18-7
at Butler
Westside (Augusta)
0-0
1-1
d. Richmond Acd. 27-20
vs. Screven Co.
Butler
0-0
0-0
Did not play
vs. Josey
Hephzibah
0-0
0-1
l. to Cross Creek 28-0
Does not play
Laney
0-0
0-1
Did not play
at Westminster
Washington County
0-0
0-1
l. to Thomson 49-42
at Mary Persons
Glenn Hills
0-0
0-2
l. to Mays 58-0
Does not play
 
Region 4-AAA
Division A
Team
Reg.
All
Last week
This week
Jackson (Atlanta)
0-0
1-0
d. Therrell 21-9
vs. Decatur (G)
Cedar Grove
0-0
1-1
l. to Hallandale, Fl. 34-26
Does not play
McNair
0-0
0-1
l. to Redan 43-0
at Therrell (L)
North Clayton
0-0
0-1
l. to Riverdale 25-22
vs. Mount Paran (SC)
Towers
0-0
0-1
Did not play
at Lithonia (AV)
South Atlanta
0-0
0-2
l. to Douglass 42-14
Does not play
Division B
Team
Reg.
All
Last week
This week
Blessed Trinity
0-0
1-0
d. St. Pius 17-6
vs. Sequoyah
Douglass
0-0
1-0
d. South Atlanta 42-14
vs. Cross Keys (L)
Westminster
0-0
1-0
d. Lovett 26-23
vs. Laney
Decatur
0-0
0-1
l. to Woodward Acd. 34-7
at Jackson, Atlanta (G)
Therrell
0-0
0-1
l. to Jackson, Atl. 21-9
vs. McNair (L)
Washington
0-0
0-2
l. to Carver, Atlanta 48-6
Does not play
Region 5-AAA
Team
Reg.
All
Last week
This week
Central (Carrollton)
0-0
1-0
Did not play
vs. B.E.S.T. Academy
Rockmart
0-0
1-0
d. North Murray 50-28
vs. Sonoraville
Callaway
0-0
1-1
d. B.E.S.T. Acad. 30-14
at Heard Co.
Cedartown
0-0
0-1
l. to Hiram 35-10
vs. Northwest Whitfield
Haralson County
0-0
0-1
l. to Greenville 20-14
vs. Mt. Zion, Carroll
Pepperell
0-0
0-1
l. to Paulding Co. 28-21
at Bowdon
 
Region 6-AAA
Team
Reg.
All
Last week
This week
Adairsville
0-0
2-0
d. Woodland, Cart. 35-23
Does not play
Calhoun
0-0
2-0
d. Dalton 28-7
at Carrollton
Murray County
0-0
1-0
d. SE Whitfield 35-21
vs. Fannin Co.
Ringgold
0-0
1-1
d. Heritage, Ring. 36-34
Does not play
Coahulla Creek
0-0
0-1
Did not play
at Armuchee
Gordon Central
0-0
0-1
l. to LaFayette 37-0
vs. Southeast Whitfield
Lakeview-Ft. Ogle.
0-0
0-1
l. to Gordon Lee 41-13
at Heritage, Ringgold
North Murray
0-0
0-1
l. to Rockmart 50-28
at Chattooga
Sonoraville
0-0
0-1
l. to Model 9-7
at Rockmart
 
Region 7-AAA
Team
Reg.
All
Last week
This week
West Hall
0-0
1-0
d. Johnson, Gaines. 35-9
at Chestatee
Banks County
0-0
0-1
l. to Commerce 55-13
vs. Johnson, Gainesville
Dawson County
0-0
0-1
l. to Forsyth Central 28-8
at Gilmer
East Hall
0-0
0-1
l. to Wesleyan 49-6
vs. Pickens
Fannin County
0-0
0-1
l. to Gilmer 29-26
at Murray Co.
Franklin County
0-0
0-1
l. to Stephens Co. 34-7
vs. Hart Co.
Lumpkin County
0-0
0-1
Did not play
at Union Co.
 
Region 8-AAA
Team
Reg.
All
Last week
This week
Jefferson
0-0
2-0
d. Winder-Barrow 32-17
vs. North Hall
Elbert County
0-0
1-0
d. Cedar Shoals 40-14
vs. Stephens Co.
Hart County
0-0
1-0
d. Clarke Central 24-21
at Franklin Co.
Jackson County
0-0
1-0
d. Madison Co. 48-23
at White Co.
Oconee County
0-0
1-0
d. Oglethorpe Co. 49-6
vs. Athens Christian
East Jackson
0-0
1-1
d. Lakeview Acad. 21-16
Does not play
Morgan County
0-0
0-1
l. to Jones Co. 30-13
vs. Putnam Co.
 
Note: All scores are courtesy of the Georgia High School Football Historians Association, Georgia Public Broadcasting and other media outlets. If a score is not accurate, it was reported incorrectly.
 
*All of this week's games are Friday unless noted.
Stadium key: AV - Avondale; ED - Ed DeFore Sports Complex; G - Grady; GC - Garden City; H - Henderson; K - Kinnett; L - Lakewood; SC - Southern Crescent; SM - Savannah Memorial

 

 

 

 


 

 

 

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West Point to Buford
In 1948, the GHSA placed its member schools into classes and regions statewide for the first time. The first school to win 20 consecutive football games in the new era was West Point, a school in Troup County school that existed through the 1985-86 school year. West Point went 13-0 in 1948. Adding two wins from the tail end of 1947, and the Raiders' winning streak was 26, what might be called the modern GHSA record at the time. As a matter of trivia, one of West Point's players was Fob James, who would become governor of Alabama. Below is the evolution of the GHSA's longest winning streak from West Point to Buford. The current Buford team is working on a 42-game winning streak.
 
24 - West Point (1947-49)
29 - Decatur (1949-51)
30 - Valdosta (1956-58)
31 - Morgan County (1958-60)
37 - Valdosta (1960-63)
38 - Lincoln County (1976-78)
44 - Lincoln County (1989-91)
46 - Parkview (2000-03)
47 - Buford (2001-04)
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McEachern, ranked No. 2 in Class AAAAAA, will attempt to end Buford's 42-game winning streak on Friday. There have been four other streaks in state history that went 40 games or longer. They were ended by Brookwood, Clinch County, Central Gwinnett and Plant of Tampa, Fla. Whose streaks did those schools end? (Answer Friday)
 
Answer to Wednesday's question: The Georgia team to have a winning streak of 40 games before Buford (currently at 42) was Sandy Creek. The Patriots won 41 straight from Sept. 4, 2009, to Nov. 18, 2011.

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Maxwell Projections
Here is this week's schedule with projected margins of victory, courtesy of the Maxwell Ratings. The projected winner is on the left. The projected margin of victory is on the right. The Maxwell computer ratings take into account historical scores, weighing the more recent seasons the most heavily. Games involving out-of-state teams are not included because of lack of data on those opponents.
 
Today's games
LaGrange vs. Spalding -21
Northside, Columbus at Spencer -16
Rutland vs. Northeast -8
Savannah at Windsor Forest -13
 
Friday's games
Albany at Terrell Co. -2
Alexander vs. Paulding Co. -18
Allatoona at North Paulding -6
Alpharetta vs. West Forsyth -21
Appling Co. at Jenkins -9
Armuchee vs. Coahulla Creek -12
Baldwin vs. Alcovy -23
Blessed Trinity vs. Sequoyah -25
Bowdon vs. Pepperell -18
Brantley Co. at Islands -27
Bremen vs. Hapeville -6
Brookstone vs. Columbus -12
Buford at McEachern -5
Butler vs. Josey -4
Cairo vs. Bainbridge -8
Calhoun at Carrollton -25
Callaway at Heard Co. -4
Calvary Day at Bradwell Institute -22
Camden Co. at Glynn Academy -8
Cartersville vs. North Cobb -1
Carver, Atlanta at Grady -3
Cass at Coosa -9
Central, Carroll vs. B.E.S.T. Acad. -24
Central Gwinnett at Mundy's Mill -11
Chamblee vs. Dunwoody -8
Chattahoochee vs. North Forsyth -7
Chattahoochee Co. at Calhoun Co. -2
Chattooga vs. North Murray -13
Claxton vs. Bryan Co. -2
Collins Hill vs. South Gwinnett -8
Colquitt Co. vs. Crisp Co. -41
Commerce at Hebron Christian -25
Cook at Berrien -21
Crawford Co. vs. Montgomery Co. -1
Creekside vs. Carver, Columbus -17
Creekview at Riverwood -1
Dacula vs. Mill Creek -1
Decatur at Jackson, Atlanta -5
Dooly Co. vs. Turner Co. -20
Dougherty at Randolph-Clay -6
Douglass vs. Cross Keys -38
Druid Hills vs. Clarkston -32
Duluth at Lakeside, Atlanta -14
Eagle's Landing at Southwest -26
Early Co. vs. Miller Co. -30
East Coweta vs. Harrison -1
East Laurens vs. Twiggs Co. -19
Eastside vs. Madison Co. -28
Elbert Co. vs. Stephens Co. -10
Etowah at Cherokee -13
Fannin Co. at Murray Co. -8
Fitzgerald at Irwin Co. -15
Flowery Branch at Loganville -5
Forsyth Cent. vs. Woodland, Cart. -14
Georgia Military at Glascock Co. -24
Gilmer vs. Dawson Co. -22
Grayson vs. Hughes -23
GAC vs. Eagle's Landing Christian -15
Greene Co. vs. Hancock Central -5
Griffin at Burke Co. -10
Hardaway vs. Jordan -9
Harris Co. vs. Westside, Macon -2
Hart Co. at Franklin Co. -33
Hawkinsville vs. Wilcox Co. -15
Heritage, Ring. vs. Lakeview-FO -26
Howard vs. Central, Macon -13
Jackson vs. Monticello -23
Jeff Davis vs. North Cobb Christ. -30
Jefferson vs. North Hall -26
Johnson, Gainesville at Banks Co. -5
Johnson Co. at Telfair Co. -4
Jones Co. at Cross Creek -33
Jonesboro at Westover -10
Kennesaw Mtn. vs. Mountain View -5
LaFayette vs. Gordon Lee -3
Lakeside, Ev. vs. Richmond Acd.. -22
Lambert vs. Johns Creek -19
Lanier vs. Clarke Central -8
Lanier Co. vs. Wheeler Co. -5
Lee Co. at Worth Co. -25
Liberty Co. vs. McIntosh Co. Acd. -20
Lithia Springs vs. Chapel Hill -2
Lithonia vs. Towers -12
Locust Grove at Union Grove -1
Lovejoy vs. Dutchtown -26
Lowndes vs. Drew -20
Manchester vs. Taylor Co. -11
Marist at Lovett -17
Mays vs. M. L. King -13
Metter vs. Emanuel Co. Institute -7
Model at Christian Heritage -6
Morgan Co. vs. Putnam Co. -25
Mount Paran at North Clayton -28
Mount Pisgah vs. Rabun Co. -3
Mt. Zion, Carroll at Haralson Co. -16
New Hampstead vs. Groves -4
New Manchester at Hiram -1
Newnan at Marietta -1
Newton at Rome -10
Norcross vs. Milton -15
North Gwinnett vs. Hillgrove -13
Northgate at Troup -10
Northside, W. Robins vs. Evans -29
Northview at Habersham Central -26
Northwest Whitfield at Cedartown -10
Oconee Co. vs. Athens Christian -16
Ola at Morrow -13
Our Lady of Mercy at KIPP Atlanta -26
Pace Academy vs. Landmark Chr. -9
Peach Co. vs. Perry -24
Pebblebrook at Osborne -9
Pelham at Mitchell Co. -1
Pickens at East Hall -18
Pierce Co. at Bacon Co. -12
Prince Avenue vs. Oglethorpe Co. -41
Richmond Hill vs. Johnson, Sav. -26
River Ridge vs. North Atlanta -15
Rockdale Co. at Meadowcreek -30
Rockmart vs. Sonoraville -6
Salem at Heritage, Conyers -6
Sandy Creek vs. Hampton -41
Schley Co. vs. Baconton -36
Seminole Co. vs. Pacelli -4
Shaw at Americus-Sumter -8
South Effingham at SE Bulloch -13
South Forsyth at Centennial -8
South Paulding at Villa Rica -16
SE Whitfield at Gordon Central -18
St. Francis at Lakeview Academy -20
St. Pius vs. Woodward Academy -3
Starr's Mill vs. Fayette Co. -26
Tattnall Co. vs. Beach -14
Tattnall Square vs. Warren Co. -37
Temple vs. Stewart Co. -25
Therrell vs. McNair -1
Thomas Co. Central vs. Riverdale -26
Tift Co. vs. Luella -32
Towns Co. vs. Mount Vernon -9
Treutlen vs. Portal -10
Tri-Cities vs. Southwest DeKalb -3
Tucker vs. Stone Mountain -41
Union Co. vs. Lumpkin Co. -3
Upson-Lee vs. Pike Co. -21
Valdosta vs. Swainsboro -39
Veterans vs. Macon Co. -2
Vidalia vs. Toombs Co. -31
Walker vs. King's Ridge Christian -3
Walnut Grove vs. Monroe Area 0
Walton vs. Lassiter -1
Warner Robins at Greenbrier -37
Washington Co. at Mary Persons -9
Wash.-Wilkes at Wilkinson Co. -14
Wayne Co. vs. Statesboro -14
Wesleyan vs. Stratford Academy -8
West Hall at Chestatee -11
West Laurens at Bleckley Co. -17
Westlake at Shiloh -6
Westminster vs. Laney -24
Westside, Aug. vs. Screven Co. -2
Wheeler vs. Woodstock -1
White Co. vs. Jackson Co. -12
Whitefield Academy at Providence -40
Whitewater vs. Banneker -25
Winder-Barrow at Apalachee -13
Woodland, Stock. vs. Forest Park -29
 
Saturday's games
Holy Innocents' vs. George Walton -15
Houston Co. vs. Grovetown -28