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Friday, October 31, 2014

Spotlight

Offenses are putting up record numbers

Herschel Walker of Johnson County set a Georgia high school record by scoring 45 touchdowns in one famous state-championship season. That was 1979.

 

Adjusted for inflation, that number comes to 74 touchdowns in today's scoring dollars.

 

The spread offense and other culprits have driven up points by 64 percent in those 35 years - from 14.8 per team to 24.3 this season, according to the Georgia High School Football Historians Association, which has nearly complete records to 1948.

 

The scoring average has risen sharply more recently, up seven points per game for both teams combined from 10 seasons ago.

 

''Football is just like the evolution of the iPhone; it's constantly changing,'' said Washington County coach Joel Ingram, whose No. 1-ranked Class AAA team averages 51.6 points per game. "Offenses will develop cool new concepts to put stress on defenses. Then as years pass, defenses catch up with innovations and blitzes of their own.''

 

But defenses have never been this far behind.

 

Washington County, Buford and Tucker have scored at least 50 points in each of their last four games. Only 22 teams in history had done that until this season, according to the GHSFHA. Tucker's streak of six is tied for the third-longest in history.

 

Four teams scored 70 or more points last Friday alone. That was a first in state history.

 

Three quarterbacks, Nick Beltz of Wayne County, Duke Kinamon of McIntosh and John Urzua of North Gwinnett, have thrown for seven touchdowns in a game. Urzua has done it twice. That's tied for the third-most in the past 50 years.

 

North Paulding quarterback Kyle Banks threw for 560 yards in a game against Harrison. That's the third-most in state history. Mikey Gonzalez of Gainesville, Stevie Powers of Benedictine and Kylil Carter of South Cobb have thrown for 450 or more. Carter rushed for 147 in the same game.


 

To read the rest of this story, see AJC.com.

The Leaderboard

The state leaderboard is a weekly Friday feature of GHSF Daily. It is expected that there will be omissions. Please report them to ghsfdaily@bellsouth.net. Corrections will be made to a live list on ajc.com. Click the links for the players underlined to see them in action, courtesy of the NFHS Network.

 

Rushing

1,850 - Shannon Brooks, Pickens (8 team games)          AAAA

1,614 - Tra Minter, Schley County (8)                              A

1,593 - Russell Halimon, Allatoona (9)                            AAAAA

1,521 - Daulton Pope, Bremen (8)                                  AA

1,509 - Michael Sutton, ECI (8)

1,465 - T.J. Lowe, Georgia Military (8)

1,353 - Ruben Garnett, Aquinas (8)

1,334 - CeCe Green, Winder-Barrow (8)                         

1,325 - Darryl Giles, Loganville (8)

1,289 - Deshawn Waller, B.E.S.T. Academy (8)  

1,275 - Marquis Terry, Drew (8)

1,265 - Tyler LaFlamme, South Forsyth (8)                     AAAAAA

1,265 - Willie Jordan, Northside-Warner Robins (8)

1,261 - Jermonte Thompson, Rockmart (8)                     AAA

1,257 - Kellyen Walker, Lakeside-Atlanta (8)                  

1,253 - Russell Cochran, Gilmer (8)                               

1,252 - Bricen Terry, Creekside (8)        

1,238 - Gerald Morgan, Fitzgerald (8)    

1,226 - Nakyle Watkins, Model (9)

1,196 - Lofton Tidwell, Landmark Christian (8)

1,195 - Ronnie Harris, Richmond Hill (8)

1,183 - KirVonte Benson, Marietta (8)

1,181 - Malik Miller, Griffin (8)

1,170 - Zach Grant, Claxton (8)

1,169 - Zach Matthews, Lumpkin County (8)

1,144 - Eric Swinney, Sandy Creek (8)

1,137 - Kawon Bryant, North Oconee (8)

1,137 - Shaun Diebel, Forsyth Central (8)

1,136 - Lyn-j Dixon, Taylor County (8)

1,130 - Ton Evans, Northgate (8)

1,127 - Dorian Walker, Mount Paran Christian (8)

1,125 - Sonny Harris, Hillgrove (9)

1,122 - Trey Edge, Darlington (8)

1,119 - Brandon Scott, Long County (8)

1,115 - Christian Wafford, Whitewater (8)

1,112 - Labron Morris, Cedar Grove (8)

1,104 - Ahmir Lee, Mount Vernon Presbyterian (8)

1,093 - Bryan Terry, Pope (8)

1,088 - Meco Miller, Miller Grove (8)

1,087 - Gregory Payton, Carver-Atlanta (7)

1,084 - Justin Ware, Coosa (8)

1,063 - Devin Nixon, Groves (8)

1,059 - Kylil Carter, South Cobb (8)

1,057 - Tyler Beaver, Fannin County (8)

1,056 - Camryn Brent, Grayson (9)

1,052 - Elijah Holyfield, Woodward Academy (8)

1,050 - Andrew Lee, Charlton County (8)

1,037 - Charlie Woerner, Rabun County (9)

1,030 - Sihiem King, Colquitt County (8)

1,019 - Tahjae Morant, Howard (8)

1,014 - Paul Legrant, Montgomery County (8)

1,007 - Randon Jernigan, Brunswick (8)

1,005 - Rakeem Myricks, Sprayberry (8)

1,001 - Khalid Hylton, Mundy's Mill (9)

1,000 - Raishod Devezin, Etowah (8)

Passing

3,072 - Kyle Banks, North Paulding (9)               AAAAAA

2,554 - Spencer Ashley, Cherokee (9)

2,453 - John Urzua, North Gwinnett (8)

2,123 - Kylil Carter, South Cobb (8)

2,164 - Joseph Mancuso, Union County (8)        AA

2,158 - B.J. Knight, Shaw (9)                             AAAAA

2,150 - Eric Forrest, Central Gwinnett (8)

2,073 - Brad Davis, Fannin County (8)                AAA

2,063 - Jake Oglesby, South Paulding (8)

2,056 - Stevie Powers, Benedictine (8)  

2,044 - Mikey Gonzalez, Gainesville (8)

2,020 - Jake Fromm, Houston County (8)

1,939 - Russell Aarons, Lassiter (8)

1,928 - Chance Thrasher, Peachtree Ridge (8)

1,884 - Bailey Hockman, McEachern (8)

1,840 - Evan Head, LaFayette (8)                       AAAA

1,828 - Payton Veraldi, Dalton (9)

1,826 - Anforne Stroud, Griffin (8)

1,792 - D.J. Pearson, Northview (8)

1,748 - Caleb Shiflett, Northwest Whitfield (8)

1,734 - Brian Moore, Cambridge (8)

1,727 - Jacob Olson, Monroe Area (8)

1,726 - Cameron Fouch, Hart County (8)

1,693 - Kyle Wilkie, Creekview (8)

1,680 - Trevor Lawrence, Cartersville (8)

1,656 - Jacob Lewis, Jackson County (9)

1,654 - Evan Shirreffs, Jefferson (8)

1,637 - Josh Perkins, Rome (8)

1,595 - James Whitaker, Roswell (8)

1,579 - Austin King, Alpharetta (8)

1,571 - Tyler Queen, North Cobb (8)

1,530 - Romario Johnson, Newton (7)

1,529 - Cameron Rosendahl, Kell (8)

1,523 - K'hari Lane, Macon County (8)

1,517 - Garet Morrell, Lee County (7)

1,514 - Brantley Frost, Morgan County (8)

1,513 - Bradley Hunnicutt, Jones County (7)

Receiving

1,220 - Andrew Harris, Cherokee (9)                           AAAAAA

1,079 - D.J. Owens, North Paulding (9)

964 - Joshua Imatorbhebhe, North Gwinnett (8)

938 - Major Bellamy, Central Gwinnett (8)

910 - Jai Creamer, Rome (6)                                       AAAAA

894 - L.J. Pope, South Paulding (8)

869 - Isaac Kinsey, Chattahoochee (8)

845 - Brad Stewart, Benedictine (8)                                AA

842 - Alfred King, Monroe Area (8)                                 AAAA

801 - Mechane Slade, Roswell (8)

788 - Justin Strozier, Woodland-Stockbridge (8)

777 - Preston Van Horn, Lassiter (8)

767 - Jeff Ange, McIntosh (8)

762 - Brad Swan, North Paulding (9)

749 - Antonio Gandy-Golden, Paulding County (8)

726 - Carson Day, Pope (8)

710 - Isaiah Mighhell, Stephens County (8)

710 - T.J. Rahming, McEachern (8)

704 - Hunter Smith, Cambridge (8)

703 - Darion Anderson, Houston County (8)

694 - Isaac Zico, Alexander (8)

681 - Jailyn Ingram, Morgan County (8)                          AAA

678 - Preston Williams, Lovejoy (8)

678 - Kent Knowles, Apalachee (8)

677 - Kolbe Mosely, LaFayette (8)

675 - Javante West, Jordan (8)

675 - Tyler Smith, McEachern (8)

664 - Exavius Medlock, Brooks County (8)

651 - Justin Smith, West Laurens (8)

649 - Marcus Campbell, Clarke Central (8)

644 - Champ Leddon, Locust Grove (?)

641 - Orenzo Smith, Jackson-Atlanta (?)

640 - Devontae Hudson, Macon County (8)

640 - Dawson Ewers, Creekview (8)

632 - Peter Sigmon, Dalton (9)

627 - Zach Jones, Strong Rock Christian (?)

626 - John Hurst, Cambirdge (8)

625 - T.J. Skelton, Jefferson (8)

624 - Kyle Davis, Archer (7)

624 - Jacob Rogers, Union County (8)

623 - Nick Singleton, Jones County (8)

619 - Zach Nicols, Allatoona (9)

614 - Dalton Hill, Jefferson (8)

613 - Sam Letton, Walton (8)

610 - Messiah Dorsey, Gainesville (8)

National Rankings

Here is where Georgia teams stand in several national polls. The numbers on the left are this week's rankings; the numbers in parentheses are last week's rankings.

 

HSFB100

3. Colquitt County (3)

25. Buford (20)

57. Ware County (69)

80. Dacula (NR)

86. Grayson (32)

 

USA Today

4. Colquitt County (5)

12. Buford (12)

48. Dacula (NR)

 

MaxPreps

10. Colquitt County (13)

12. Buford (14)

 

PrepNation

3. Colquitt County (3)

10. Buford (12)

 

CalPreps

11. Colquitt County (12)

46. Buford (54)

 

Scout

6. Buford (6)

 

 

Class A Power Rankings

Calvary Day, Marion County lead

Private school Calvary Day and public school Marion County are the leaders in this week's Class A power rankings, released by the Georgia High School Association with the help of MaxPreps.

 

The GHSA holds separate state championships for Class A public and private schools. Each division will hold a 16-team playoff to determine its champion. Teams will be seeded 1-16 based on a points system, with region champions getting the highest seeds. Note that teams playing a non-region schedule are not eligible for the playoffs, and games against those teams are not counted in the rankings.

 

Here are this week's complete rankings:

 

Private

 

 

Public

 

Rank, School

Ranking

 

Rank, School

Ranking

1. Calvary Day

15.04

 

1. Marion County

15.80

2. Aquinas

14.40

 

2. Charlton County

14.08

3. Mt. Paran Christian

13.77

 

3. Irwin County

13.74

4. Tattnall Square

13.55

 

4. Hawkinsville

13.67

5. Pinecrest Academy

13.16

 

5. Commerce

12.86

6. Savannah Christian

13.06

 

6. Claxton

12.83

7. Pacelli

12.80

 

7. Emanuel Co. Institute

12.73

8. Prince Avenue

12.76

 

8. Mt. Zion, Carroll

12.22

9. Landmark Christian

12.46

 

9. Calhoun County

12.03

10. Mt. Pisgah Christian

12.43

 

10. Lincoln County

11.61

11. Our Lady of Mercy

11.97

 

11. Dooly County

11.52

12. First Presbyterian

11.89

 

12. Clinch County

11.51

13. Athens Christian

11.58

 

13. Atkinson County

11.30

14. St. Francis

11.56

 

14. Greenville

11.19

15. Stratford Academy

11.34

 

15. Jenkins County

11.01

T16. Brookstone

11.05

 

16. Telfair County

11.00

T16. ELCA

11.05

 

T17. Hancock Central

10.41

18. Christian Heritage

10.48

 

T17. Wilcox County

10.41

19. George Walton

10.19

 

19. Schley County

10.26

20. Strong Rock Christian

9.72

 

20. Johnson County

10.16

21. Whitefield Academy

9.69

 

21. Trion

10.04

22. Hebron Christian

9.01

 

22. Mitchell County

9.16

23. Sav. Country Day

8.83

 

23. Turner County

8.73

24. Mount de Sales

8.77

 

24. Wilkinson County

8.47

25. Fellowship Christian

7.98

 

25. Portal

8.34

26. Lakeview Academy

7.75

 

26. Georgia Military

7.90

27. Mt. Vernon

7.48

 

27. Miller County

7.64

28. Walker

7.34

 

28. Randolph-Clay

7.58

29. King's Ridge

6.16

 

29. Montgomery County

7.19

30. Athens Academy

6.09

 

30. Towns County

6.90

31. Providence Christian

5.95

 

31. Terrell County

6.81

 

 

 

32. Taylor County

6.68

 

 

 

33. Treutlen

6.57

 

 

 

34. Warren County

6.56

 

 

 

35. Central, Talbotton

6.52

 

 

 

36. Wheeler County

6.17

 

 

 

37. Lanier County

6.08

 

 

 

38. Twiggs County

5.71

 

 

 

39. Baconton

4.32

 

Region Standings: Classes AA and A

Region 1-AA

Team

Reg.

All

Last week

This week*

Thomasville

4-0

5-3

Did not play

at Brooks Co.

Brooks County

4-1

6-3

d. Early Co. 35-7

vs. Thomasville

Fitzgerald

3-1

7-1

d. Pelham 42-0

vs. Berrien

Early County

2-3

3-5-1

l. to Brooks Co. 35-7

Does not play

Seminole County

1-3

4-4

d. Berrien 61-21

at Pelham

Berrien

1-3

3-5

l. to Seminole Co. 61-21

at Fitzgerald

Pelham

0-4

3-5

l. to Fitzgerald 42-0

vs. Seminole Co.

GHSF Daily's projected playoff teams: 1. Thomasville, 2. Fitzgerald, 3. Brooks County, 4. Seminole County

 

Region 2-AA

Team

Reg.

All

Last week

This week

Vidalia

5-0

8-0

d. Bacon Co. 56-27

at Jeff Davis

Benedictine

4-1

6-2

d. Groves 70-19

vs. McIntosh Co. Acad.

Bacon County

3-2

4-4

l. to Vidalia 56-27

at Groves (GC)

Bryan County

3-2

4-4

d. Jeff Davis 28-21

vs. Long Co.

Groves

2-3

5-3

l. to Benedictine 70-19

vs. Bacon Co. (GC)

Jeff Davis

2-3

4-4

l. to Bryan Co. 28-21

vs. Vidalia

Long County

1-4

3-5

d. McIntosh Co. 46-12

at Bryan Co.

McIntosh Co. Acad.

0-5

0-8

l. to Long Co. 46-12

at Benedictine

Projected playoff teams: 1. Vidalia, 2. Benedictine, 3. Bacon County, 4. Bryan County

 

Region 3-AA

Team

Reg.

All

Last week

This week

Screven County

4-0

8-0

Did not play

at Dublin

Jefferson County

3-1

5-3

d. Harlem 49-14

vs. East Laurens

Swainsboro

3-1

4-4

d. Dublin 25-7

at Metter

Dublin

3-2

5-4

l. to Swainsboro 25-7

vs. Screven Co.

Metter

2-2

4-4

d. East Laurens 48-14

vs. Swainsboro

East Laurens

0-4

2-5-1

l. to Metter 48-14

at Jefferson Co.

Harlem

0-5

1-8

l. to Jefferson Co. 49-14

Does not play

Projected playoff teams: 1. Screven County, 2. Jefferson County, 3. Swainsboro, 4. Dublin

 

Region 4-AA

Team

Reg.

All

Last week

This week

Lamar County

3-0

6-1-1

d. Putnam Co. 53-14

vs. Monticello

Macon County

3-0

6-2

d. Northeast 37-0

at Putnam Co.

Bleckley County

1-2

3-5

d. Monticello 19-13

at Northeast (TH)

Monticello

1-2

3-5

l. to Bleckley Co. 19-13

at Lamar Co.

Northeast

1-2

3-5

l. to Macon Co. 37-0

vs. Bleckley Co. (TH)

Putnam County

0-3

2-6

l. to Lamar Co. 53-14

vs. Macon Co.

*Crawford County

 

6-4

d. N. Cobb Christ. 51-31

Does not play

Projected playoff teams: 1. Lamar County, 2. Macon County, 3. Bleckley County, 4. Northeast

 

Region 5-AA

Team

Reg.

All

Last week

This week

Bowdon

3-0

6-2

d. Heard Co. 46-20

at Bremen

Bremen

3-0

6-2

d. Manchester 34-12

vs. Bowdon

Heard County

2-1

3-5

l. to Bowdon 46-20

vs. Temple

Chattahoochee Co.

1-2

5-3

d. Temple 48-18

vs. Manchester

Manchester

0-3

2-6

l. to Bremen 34-12

at Chattahoochee Co.

Temple

0-3

2-6

l. to Chatt. Co. 48-18

at Heard Co.

Projected playoff teams: 1. Bowdon, 2. Bremen, 3. Heard County, 4. Chattahoochee County

 

Region 6-AA

Team

Reg.

All

Last week

This week

Lovett

6-0

7-2

d. Wesleyan 30-24

vs. Greater Atl. Christian

Greater Atl. Christian

5-0

8-0

d. Holy Innocents' 38-0

at Lovett

Wesleyan

3-2

5-3

l. to Lovett 30-24

at Holy Innocents'

B.E.S.T. Academy

2-3

4-4

d. KIPP Atlanta 38-14

vs. Hapeville (L)

Hapeville

2-3

3-5

l. to Pace Acad. 37-20

at B.E.S.T. Academy (L)

Pace Academy

2-3

3-5

d. Hapeville 37-20

vs. KIPP Atlanta

Holy Innocents'

1-5

2-7

l. to GAC 38-0

vs. Wesleyan

KIPP Atl. Collegiate

0-5

1-7

l. to B.E.S.T. Ac. 38-14

at Pace Academy

Projected playoff teams: 1. Greater Atlanta Christian, 2. Lovett, 3. Wesleyan, 4. Pace Academy

 Region 7-AA

Team

Reg.

All

Last week

This week

Darlington

4-0

7-1

d. Armuchee 40-6

vs. Coosa

Coosa

4-0

6-2

d. Dade Co. 21-6

at Darlington

Model

3-2

7-2

d. Chattooga 23-0

vs. Gordon Lee

Chattooga

2-2

3-5

l. to Model 23-0

at Dade Co.

Dade County

1-3

2-6

l. to Coosa 21-6

vs. Chattooga

Gordon Lee

1-3

2-6

Did not play

at Model

Armuchee

0-5

1-8

l. to Darlington 40-6

Does not play

Projected playoff teams: 1. Darlington, 2. Coosa, 3. Model, 4. Dade County

 

Region 8-AA

Team

Reg.

All

Last week

This week

Rabun County

5-0

7-2

d. Wash.-Wilkes 22-7

Does not play

Union County

3-1

7-1

Did not play

at Riverside Military

Greene County

3-1

4-4

d. Riverside Military 24-7

vs. Social Circle

Washington-Wilkes

2-2

5-3

l. to Rabun Co. 22-7

vs. Oglethorpe Co.

Riverside Military

1-3

2-6

l. to Greene Co. 24-7

vs. Union Co.

Oglethorpe County

1-4

1-7

d. Social Circle 13-10

at Washington-Wilkes

Social Circle

0-4

0-8

l. to Oglethorpe 13-10

at Greene Co.

Projected playoff teams: 1. Rabun County, 2. Union County, 3. Greene County, 4. Washington-Wilkes

 

Region 1-A

Team

Reg.

All

Last week

This week*

Calhoun County

3-0

6-2

d. Miller Co. 39-0

vs. Mitchell Co.

Mitchell County

3-0

4-4

d. Terrell Co. 27-12

at Calhoun Co.

Miller County

2-2

2-6

l. to Calhoun Co. 39-0

at Schley Co.

Randolph-Clay

1-2

3-5

d. Baconton 64-21

vs. Terrell Co.

Terrell County

1-2

1-6

l. to Mitchell Co. 27-12

at Randolph-Clay

Baconton

0-4

1-8

l. to Randolph-Clay 64-21

Does not play

Stewart County

 

0-8

Did not play

at Glascock Co.

 

Region 2-A

Team

Reg.

All

Last week

This week

Irwin County

5-0

6-1-1

d. Wilcox Co. 40-0

vs. Atkinson Co.

Charlton County

4-1

7-1

d. Telfair Co. 34-20

vs. Clinch Co.

Clinch County

4-1

5-3

d. Lanier Co. 59-26

at Charlton Co.

Atkinson County

2-3

5-3

d. Turner Co. 20-16

at Irwin Co.

Telfair County

2-3

5-3

l. to Charlton Co. 34-20

at Lanier Co.

Wilcox County

2-3

3-5

l. to Irwin Co. 40-0

vs. Turner Co.

Turner County

1-4

3-5

l. to Atkinson Co. 20-16

at Wilcox Co.

Lanier County

0-5

1-7

l. to Clinch Co. 59-26

vs. Telfair Co.

 

Region 3-A

Division A

Team

Reg.

All

Last week

This week

Calvary Day

4-0

8-0

d. Claxton 49-21

at Sav. Country Day

Savannah Christian

3-1

7-1

d. Portal 24-14

at Claxton

Claxton

3-1

6-2

l. to Calvary Day 49-21

vs. Savannah Christian

Jenkins County

1-3

5-3

d. Sav. C'try Day 30-19

at Portal

Sav. Country Day

1-3

2-6

l. to Jenkins Co. 30-19

vs. Calvary Day

Portal

0-4

2-6

l. to Sav. Christian 24-14

vs. Jenkins Co.

Division B

Team

Reg.

All

Last week

This week

Emanuel Co. Institute

3-0

7-1

d. Wheeler Co. 63-0

at Montgomery Co.

Johnson County

2-1

4-4

d. Treutlen 62-13

at Wheeler Co.

Montgomery County

2-1

3-5

Did not play

vs. Emanuel Co. Institute

Treutlen

1-3

1-8

l. to Johnson Co. 62-13

Does not play

Wheeler County

0-3

1-7

l. to ECI 63-0

vs. Johnson Co.

 

Region 4-A

Team

Reg.

All

Last week

This week

Marion County

6-0

8-0

d. Greenville 41-0

vs. Taylor Co.

Hawkinsville

6-1

8-1

d. Schley Co. 28-2

vs. Pacelli

Pacelli

4-2

6-2

d. Brookstone 41-20

at Hawkinsville

Dooly County

3-3

5-3

d. Taylor Co. 31-8

vs. Brookstone

Greenville

3-3

4-4

l. to Marion Co. 41-0

vs. Central, Talbotton

Schley County

3-4

4-4

l. to Hawkinsville 28-2

vs. Miller Co.

Brookstone

2-4

4-4

l. to Pacelli 41-20

at Dooly Co.

Taylor County

1-5

1-6-1

l. to Dooly Co. 31-8

at Marion Co.

Central (Talbotton)

0-6

2-6

Did not play

at Greenville

 Region 5-A

Team

Reg.

All

Last week

This week

Our Lady of Mercy

2-0

6-2

Did not play

vs. ELCA

Eagle's Land. Christ.

2-0

2-6

d. Landmark Chr. 35-28

at Our Lady of Mercy

Landmark Christian

1-1

6-2

l. to ELCA 35-28

at Strong Rock Christian

Strong Rock Christ.

1-2

4-4

d. Mount Vernon 46-12

vs. Landmark Christian

Mt. Vernon Presb.

0-3

2-6

l. to Strong Rock 46-12

vs. N. Cobb Christ. (Sat.)

 

Region 6-A

Division A

Team

Reg.

All

Last week

This week

Mt. Paran Christian

3-0

8-0

d. Trion 42-0

at Mt. Zion, Carroll

Mt. Zion (Carroll)

3-0

6-2

Did not play

vs. Mt. Paran Christian

Christian Heritage

2-2

4-5

d. Walker 26-7

Does not play

Trion

0-3

4-4

l. to Mount Paran 42-0

vs. Walker

Walker

0-3

1-7

l. to Christ. Heritage 26-7

at Trion

North Cobb Christian

 

3-5

l. to Crawford Co. 51-31

at Mt. Vernon (Sat.)

Division B

Team

Reg.

All

Last week

This week

Mt. Pisgah Christian

3-1

6-2

d. King's Ridge 64-22

vs. Whitefield Academy

Pinecrest Academy

3-1

6-2

d. Fellowship Christ. 14-7

vs. King's Ridge

St. Francis

2-2

6-2

d. Whitefield Acad. 14-7

vs. Fellowship Christian

Whitefield Academy

2-2

4-4

l. to St. Francis 14-7

at Mt. Pisgah Christian

Fellowship Christian

2-2

3-5

l. to Pinecrest Ac. 14-7

at St. Francis

King's Ridge

0-4

0-8

l. to Mount Pisgah 64-22

at Pinecrest Academy

 

Region 7-A

Division A

Team

Reg.

All

Last week

This week

Tattnall Square

4-0

8-0

d. Twiggs Co. 37-26

at Mount de Sales

Stratford Academy

3-1

5-3

d. Mount de Sales 49-27

vs. Wilkinson Co.

First Presbyterian

2-2

5-3

d. Wilkinson Co. 41-32

at Twiggs Co.

Wilkinson County

2-2

3-5

l. to First Presb. 41-32

at Stratford Academy

Mount de Sales

1-3

3-5

l. to Stratford Ac. 49-27

vs. Tattnall Square

Twiggs County

0-4

0-8

l. to Tattnall Sq. 37-26

vs. First Presbyterian

Division B

Team

Reg.

All

Last week

This week

Aquinas

3-0

8-0

d. Warren Co. 43-14

at Lincoln Co.

Lincoln County

3-0

6-2

d. Georgia Military 34-21

vs. Aquinas

Hancock Central

1-2

4-4

Did not play

vs. Georgia Military

Georgia Military

1-2

2-6

l. to Lincoln Co. 34-21

at Hancock Central

Warren County

0-4

2-7

l. to Aquinas 43-14

Does not play

Glascock County

 

0-8

Did not play

vs. Stewart Co.

 

Region 8-A

Team

Reg.

All

Last week

This week

Athens Christian

6-1

6-3

d. Lakeview Acad. 40-0

Does not play

Commerce

5-1

6-2

d. Towns Co. 58-0

at George Walton Acad.

Prince Ave. Christian

5-1

6-2

Did not play

at Lakeview Academy

George Walton Acad.

4-2

5-3

d. Hebron Christian 21-17

vs. Commerce

Lakeview Academy

3-3

3-5

l. to Athens Christ. 40-0

vs. Prince Ave. Christian

Hebron Christian

2-4

4-4

l. to G. Walton 21-17

vs. Athens Academy

Athens Academy

2-4

3-4

d. Providence Chr. 60-0

at Hebron Christian

Towns County

1-6

1-8

l. to Commerce 58-0

at Providence Christian

Providence Christian

0-6

0-8

l. to Athens Acad. 60-0

vs. Towns Co.

 

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*All of this week's games are today unless noted.

Stadium key: GC - Garden City; L - Lakewood; TH - Thompson

 

 

 

 

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Scoring surge

The GHSA first held statewide playoffs in all classifications in 1948. For the first three decades, scoring patterns were relatively consistent. They've steadily risen since then, with steeper gains in recent years. In 1981, teams scored 30 points or more about once every eight games. Over the past three seasons, they've hit 30 or more about once every three games. Here are the average points scored per team each season since 1948.

 

1948 - 15.40

1949 - 16.48

1950 - 15.35

1951 - 15.10

1952 - 14.88

1953 - 14.33

1954 - 14.85

1955 - 14.77

1956 - 14.69

1957 - 13.41

1958 - 14.66

1959 - 13.40

1960 - 13.95

1961 - 14.84

1962 - 14.04

1963 - 13.98

1964 - 13.61

1965 - 13.71

1966 - 15.62

1967 - 14.60

1968 - 15.16

1969 - 15.46

1970 - 15.06

1971 - 15.04

1972 - 15.45

1973 - 15.53

1974 - 15.53

1975 - 15.44

1976 - 15.80

1977 - 15.00

1978 - 14.94

1979 - 14.80

1980 - 15.71

1981 - 14.65

1982 - 15.52

1983 - 16.16

1984 - 16.15

1985 - 15.56

1986 - 15.43

1987 - 16.18

1988 - 15.89

1989 - 16.81

1990 - 17.68

1991 - 17.74

1992 - 17.27

1993 - 17.53

1994 - 18.21

1995 - 17.99

1996 - 19.64

1997 - 19.44

1998 - 20.42

1999 - 20.86

2000 - 20.22

2001 - 20.53

2002 - 20.27

2003 - 20.79

2004 - 20.43

2005 - 20.32

2006 - 20.81

2007 - 20.95

2008 - 21.37

2009 - 21.40

2010 - 22.23

2011 - 22.84

2012 - 24.18

2013 - 24.52

2014 - 24.30

 

Sources: GHSFHA and Loren Maxwell

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Which team holds the record for most points in a season? (Answer Monday)

 

Answer to Thursday's question: Terry Harvey was Dacula's quarterback and Class A player of the year in 1990.

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Michael Brown, Commerce

1. Who is/was the most influential person in your coaching career? "Steve Savage. I played under coach Savage here at Commerce [when he was] an offensive line coach and during his first three years as head coach and had the privilege to return and coach under him for 13 years. As a player, I learned the lessons of mental toughness and competitiveness. As a coach, I always appreciated his philosophy of you have what you have as players at your position, and there is no excuse for not getting each one coached up to the point where they can get the job done."

 

2. Who is the best Georgia player you ever faced? "Terry Harvey from Dacula High School. Commerce and Dacula were in the same region (8-A) back in the early 1990s. I played him four times in three years from 1988 to 1990. He was an unbelievable playmaker at quarterback and would knock your helmet off at safety. He totally dominated the game."

 

3. What is the best team you ever faced as a coach? "Buford 2001. They had playmakers at every position on offense and a defense that was physical and fast. I believe the 2001 team was the beginning of a long stretch of dominating teams at Buford."

 

4. If you were Gary Phillips, the new head of the GHSA, what would be the first rule that you would try to change? "The number of quarters allowed each week puts the smaller Class A schools in a difficult position trying to play JV. I would increase the quarters to seven or do away with the rule entirely."

 

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Watch The Games

On TV

Today

*Aquinas at Lincoln County, 7:30 p.m., WJBF Me-TV 6.2 (Augusta)

*McIntosh County Academy at Benedictine, 7:30 p.m., WGSA This TV 35.5 (Savannah)

*Tucker at Lovejoy, 7:30 p.m., GPB

 

On the Web

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Today

*Roswell at Etowah, 6:30 p.m.

*Bacon County at Groves, 7 p.m.

*Callaway at Haralson County, 7 p.m.

*Fayette County at Troup, 7 p.m.

*Flowery Branch at Salem, 7 p.m.

*Rockdale County at Alcovy, 7 p.m.

*Stone Mountain at St. Pius, 7 p.m.

*Washington at Westminster, 7 p.m.

*Wesleyan at Holy Innocents', 7 p.m.

*Whitefield Academy at Mount Pisgah Christian, 7 p.m.

*Clinch County at Charlton County, 7:15 p.m.

*Heritage (Conyers) at Clarke Central, 7:15 p.m.

*McIntosh County Academy at Benedictine, 7:15 p.m.

*Rome at Cass, 7:15 p.m.

*Calvary Day at Savannah Country Day, 7:25 p.m.

*Manchester at Chattahoochee County, 7:25 p.m.

*Adairsville at Coahulla Creek, 7:30 p.m.

*Blessed Trinity at Decatur, 7:30 p.m.

*Chattooga at Dade County, 7:30 p.m.

*Kennesaw Mountain at Marietta, 7:30 p.m.

*Landmark Christian at Strong Rock Christian, 7:30 p.m.

*Meadowcreek at North Gwinnett, 7:30 p.m.

*North Forsyth at Habersham Central, 7:30 p.m.

*Oconee County at Jefferson, 7:30 p.m. 

*South Effingham at Ware County, 7:30 p.m.

*Sprayberry at Kell, 7:30 p.m.

*Tucker at Lovejoy, 7:30 p.m.

*Whitewater at Woodward Academy, 7:30 p.m.

 

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*Southwest DeKalb at Stephenson, 8 p.m. today

 

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*West Forsyth at Centennial, 7:20 p.m. today

 

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Scores and Schedules

Thursday's scores

Columbus 34, Hardaway 17 

Heard Co. 40, Temple 15 

Jonesboro 31, Pike Co. 0

North Clayton 23, Towers 22

Spalding 23, Mt. Zion, Jonesboro 6 

Swainsboro 34, Metter 28 

 

Today's games

Adairsville at Coahulla Creek

Albany at Cairo

Alexander at South Paulding

Alpharetta at Northview

Appling Co. at Brantley Co.

Aquinas at Lincoln Co.

Arabia Mountain at Grady (G)

Athens Academy at Hebron Christian

Atkinson Co. at Irwin Co.

Bacon Co. at Groves (GC)

Bainbridge at Westover (M)

Berrien at Fitzgerald

Bleckley Co. at Northeast (TH)

Blessed Trinity at Decatur

Bowdon at Bremen

Brookstone at Dooly Co.

Brookwood at Grayson

Brunswick at Bradwell Institute

Calhoun at Lakeview-Ft. Oglethorpe

Callaway at Haralson Co.

Calvary Day at Sav. Country Day

Cambridge at Forsyth Central

Campbell at Douglas Co.

Cartersville at LaFayette

Carver, Atlanta at Banneker

Carver, Col. at Northside, Col. (K)

Cedar Shoals at Apalachee

Central, Talbotton at Greenville

Central Gwinnett at Parkview

Chamblee at Columbia (AV)

Chapel Hill at Paulding Co.

Chattahoochee at Lambert

Chattooga at Dade Co.

Clinch Co. at Charlton Co.

Coffee at Richmond Hill

Colquitt Co. at Tift Co.

Commerce at George Walton

Coosa at Darlington

Creekview at River Ridge

Dacula at Archer

Dawson Co. at Lumpkin Co.

Dodge Co. at Pierce Co.

Dougherty at Americus-Sumter

Druid Hills at Miller Grove (HS)

Duluth at Mountain View

Dunwoody at M.L. King (PV)

ELCA at Our Lady of Mercy

East Hall at Fannin Co.

East Jackson at Elbert Co.

East Laurens at Jefferson Co.

ECI at Montgomery Co.

Evans at Houston Co.

Fayette Co. at Troup

Fellowship Christian at St. Francis

First Presbyterian at Twiggs Co.

Flowery Branch at Salem

Forest Park at Morrow (T)

Franklin Co. at Johnson, Gainesville

Georgia Military at Hancock Central

Gilmer at Pickens

Gordon Central at North Murray

Gordon Lee at Model

Greater Atlanta Christian at Lovett

Greenbrier at Lakeside, Evans

Hapeville at B.E.S.T Academy (L)

Harrison at McEachern

Henry Co. at Eagle's Landing

Hephzibah at Washington Co.

Heritage, Conyers at Clarke Central

Heritage, Ringgold at NW Whitfield

Hiram at East Paulding

Howard at Veterans

Hughes at Pebblebrook

Islands at Southeast Bulloch

Jackson at Southwest (H)

Jenkins Co. at Portal

Johns Creek at South Forsyth

Johnson, Savannah at Jenkins (SM)

Johnson Co. at Wheeler Co.

Josey at Butler

KIPP Atl. Collegiate at Pace Academy

Kendrick at Spencer (CM)

Kennesaw Mountain at Marietta

King's Ridge at Pinecrest Academy

LaGrange at Harris Co.

Landmark Christian at Strong Rock

Lee Co. at Camden Co.

Lithia Springs at New Manchester

Locust Grove at Hampton

Loganville at Gainesville

Long Co. at Bryan Co.

Lowndes at Valdosta

Luella at Woodland, Stockbridge

Macon Co. at Putnam Co.

Madison Co. at Buford

Manchester at Chattahoochee Co.

Mary Persons at Baldwin

McIntosh at Drew (SC)

McIntosh Co. Acad. at Benedictine

Meadowcreek at North Gwinnett

Mill Creek at Norcross

Miller Co. at Schley Co.

Mitchell Co. at Calhoun Co.

Monroe at Crisp Co.

Monticello at Lamar Co.

Morgan Co. at Hart Co.

Mount Paran at Mt. Zion, Carroll

Newnan at East Coweta

Newton at Lakeside, Atlanta (A)

North Forsyth at Habersham Central

North Hall at Chestatee

North Oconee at Stephens Co.

North Paulding at North Cobb

North Springs at North Atlanta (G)

Northgate at Starr's Mill

Northside, W.R. at Cross Creek

Oconee Co. at Jefferson

Oglethorpe Co. at Washington-Wilkes

Ola at Dutchtown

Pacelli at Hawkinsville

Peachtree Ridge at Collins Hill

Pepperell at Cedartown

Perry at West Laurens

Pope at Milton

Prince Avenue at Lakeview Acad.

Redan at Lithonia (ND)

Richmond Academy at Jones Co.

Ridgeland at Southeast Whitfield

Ringgold at Murray Co.

Riverdale at Griffin

Rockdale Co. at Alcovy

Rockmart at Central, Carrollton

Rome at Cass

Roswell at Etowah

Rutland at Central, Macon (ED)

Sandy Creek at Carrollton

Savannah Christian at Claxton

Screven Co. at Dublin

Seminole Co. at Pelham

Shiloh at Berkmar

Social Circle at Greene Co.

South Effingham at Ware Co.

SW DeKalb at Stephenson (HS)

Sprayberry at Kell

Statesboro at Glynn Academy

Stewart Co. at Glascock Co.

Stone Mountain at St. Pius

Tattnall Square at Mount de Sales

Taylor Co. at Marion Co.

Telfair Co. at Lanier Co.

Terrell Co. at Randolph-Clay

Thomas Co. Central at Worth Co.

Thomasville at Brooks Co.

Toombs Co. at Tattnall Co.

Towns Co. at Providence Christian

Tri-Cities at Mays (L)

Tucker at Lovejoy (TO)

Turner Co. at Wilcox Co.

Union Co. at Riverside Military

Union Grove at Stockbridge

Upson-Lee at Osborne

Vidalia at Jeff Davis

Walker at Trion

Walton at Cherokee

Warner Robins at Grovetown

Washington at Westminster

Wayne Co. at Burke Co.

Wesleyan at Holy Innocents'

West Forsyth at Centennial

West Hall at Banks Co.

Westside, Macon at Peach Co.

Wheeler at Lassiter

White Co. at Monroe Area

Whitefield Academy at Mount Pisgah

Whitewater at Woodward Academy

Wilkinson Co. at Stratford Academy

Winder-Barrow at Lanier

Windsor Forest at Thomson

Woodland, Cartersville at Sequoyah

 

Saturday's games

Jackson, Atlanta at McNair (AV)

North Cobb Christian at Mt. Vernon

South Atlanta at Cedar Grove (PV)

South Cobb at Westlake

Therrell at Douglass (L)

Walnut Grove at Eastside (SH)

Westside, Augusta at Laney

 

Tuesday's game

Johnson, Sav. at Savannah (SM)

 

Stadium abbreviations:

(A) Adams; (AV) Avondale; (CM) Columbus Memorial; (ED) Ed DeFore Sports Complex; (G) Grady; (GC) Garden City; (H) Henderson; (HS) Hallford; (K) Kinnett; (L) Lakewood; (M) Mills; (ND) North DeKalb; (PV) Panthersville; (SC) Southern Crescent; (SH) Sharp; (SM) Savannah Memorial; (T) Tara; (TH) Thompson; (TO) Twelve Oaks

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