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 Thursday, September 29, 2016

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Weekend Preview: GHSF Daily's 10 Best
Alexander at Northgate
3When, where: 7:30 p.m. Friday, Henry Seldon Field, Newnan
Records, rankings: Alexander is 4-0 overall, 2-0 in Region 5-AAAAAA and No. 10; Northgate is 5-0, 3-0 and No. 5.
Last meeting: Northgate won 45-13 in 2011.
Three things to know: 1. Five teams in 5-AAAAAA were undefeated when region play began on Sept. 9; Northgate and Alexander are the only ones that remain. Mays is 3-1 overall but undefeated in region games. Northgate would retain sole possession of first place with a victory. Alexander likely would be tied with Mays for first place if it beats Northgate. 2. Alexander RB Daetrich Harrington averages 144.3 yards rushing for a team that is relatively balanced offensively (201.5 yards rushing, 170.3 passing). QB Mason Wood is 43-for-72 passing for 625 yards and eight TDs. DE Tray Jureidini-Wyche leads the Cougars in total tackles (37) and sacks (seven). 3. Northgate RB Ton Evans, a preseason all-state selection, missed two games early in the season with an ankle injury, and the Vikings' backfield has been devastating since his return two weeks ago. Evans, Kyle Cater and Turner Hughes have scored all 14 of the team's touchdowns the past two games. Northgate averaged 19.3 points the first three games and 48 points once it was back at full strength.
 
Brooks County at Crisp County
When, where: 7:30 p.m. Friday, Cougar Den, Cordele
Records, rankings: Brooks County is 4-0 and No. 3 in Class AA; Crisp County is 5-0 and No. 8 in AAA.
Last meeting: This is the teams' first meeting.
Three things to know: 1. Crisp County is 5-0 for the first time since 1997, when second-year head coach Shelton Felton was a linebacker there. Felton later played at Troy. He had been Colquitt County's line coach when hired to his alma mater in 2014. Crisp has lost 15 consecutive games against ranked opponents dating to 2008 (Monroe). 2. Crisp County DE Markaviest "Big Cat" Bryant, rated the No. 13 weakside defensive-end prospect nationally, has nine tackles for losses, two sacks and an interception. Crisp County's offensive playmakers are young. Sophomore QB Patrick Felton, a two-year starter, has thrown for 311 yards and rushed for 247 with a hand in eight touchdowns. Sophomore RB Jammie Robinson had rushed for 269 yards and four touchdowns. 3. Brooks County averages 164.8 yards rushing and 161.3 passing per game with seven touchdowns each. QB Mac Perry suffered an ACL injury in the Pierce County game on Sept. 16 and likely is lost for the season. Jacolby Brown was 13-of-23 passing for 125 yards in a 26-6 victory over Monroe last week. WR/QB Deon Fountain was 3-for-3 passing for 127 yards and two touchdowns. Two of the passes were on trick plays.
 
Darlington at Mount Zion (Carroll)
When, where: 7:30 p.m. Friday, Eagle Stadium, Carrollton
Records, rankings: Darlington is 4-1 overall, 2-0 in Region 6-A Div. A and No. 6 in Class A private; Mount Zion is 4-0, 1-0 and No. 5 in Class A public.
Last meeting: Darlington won 42-6 in 2013.
Three things to know: 1. Mount Zion's 20-17 victory over Darlington in 2012 was one of the biggest wins in program history. Darlington was three-time defending Region 6-A champion and 6-0 all-time against Mount Zion, which had finished 0-10 the previous two seasons. Mount Zion went on to have its first winning season (6-4) since 1996 and is 30-18 in coach Keith Holloway's five seasons. 2. Darlington junior RB Tijai Whatley has rushed for 704 yards and nine touchdowns on 93 carries. He has 1,894 career yards in just 13 games, as his sophomore season was cut short by injury. Darlington attempts only 8.6 passes per game. Another key player is RB/CB Elijah McKoy, who has 317 yards rushing and 165 receiving and has intercepted three passes. 3. Mount Zion is averaging 45.8 points per game. RB Jace Jordan has rushed for 551 yards and seven touchdowns. He also has scored on a 75-yard reception and 83-yard kickoff return. The top defender has probably been Cole Helton, who has 38 tackles and an interception.
 
Eagle's Landing Christian at Wesleyan
When, where: 7:30 p.m. Friday, Henderson Stadium, Norcross
Records, rankings: Eagle's Landing Christian is 5-0 overall, 2-0 in Region 5-A and No. 1 in Class A private; Wesleyan is 5-0, 2-0 and No. 2 in Class A private.
Last meeting: Eagle's Landing Christian won 35-28 in the 2010 Region 5-A championship game.
Watch the game: Online at ScoreATL.com
Three things to know: 1. Wesleyan has scored more than 30 points in every game. Eagle's Landing Christian has allowed 15 points total and shut out each of its past three opponents. A victory by Wesleyan would be its second over a No. 1-ranked team and first since upsetting Emanuel County Institute in the 2008 Class A title game. 2. Wesleyan gets two-thirds of its yards passing. QB Banks Ramsey is 89-of-121 for 1,266 yards and 16 touchdowns with just one interception. WR Harrison Cook has 29 receptions for 534 yards and at least one touchdown in every game. WR Zach Peterson has 21 catches for 306 yards and is prominent in the return game. Wesleyan has intercepted 10 passes, four by Jason McCleskey. 3. ELCA averages 300.6 yards rushing and 72.4 passing per game. Top rushers are Trevor Gear (54-378-5) and Josh Mays (36-361-7). Mays also is outstanding as a strong safety. Other key figures on defense are DB Khaleb Hood (offers from East Carolina and others) and DE Harrison Taylor.
 
First Presbyterian at Twiggs County
When, where: 7:30 p.m. Friday, The Pit, Jeffersonville
Records, rankings: First Presbyterian is 4-0 overall, 0-0 in Region 7-A Div. A and No. 8 in Class A private; Twiggs County is 3-1, 0-0 and No. 10 in Class A public.
Last meeting: First Presbyterian won 52-38 in 2015.
Three things to know: 1. First Presbyterian is 4-0 for the first time since moving to the GHSA in 2010. The Vikings average 224.8 yards passing and 141.5 rushing. QB Dalton Cox is 69-for-100 passing for 889 yards and five TDs, and C.J. Harris has rushed for 250 yards on 37 carries. LB Tee Turley is the leading tackler for a defense that allows just 8.3 points per game. 2. Second-year Twiggs County coach Ashley Harden is turning around a program that had three consecutive 10-win seasons from 2002 to 2004 but had fallen on hard times in recent years. Harden inherited a team that won just eight games in the five seasons before his arrival and has led it to its first playoff appearance and 3-1 start since 2009. 3. Twiggs County gets about 86 percent of its offense from a running game that averages 40.8 carries and 305 yards per game. Ja'mon Height (94 carries, 655 yards, three TDs) and Javoris Smith (50-416-5) have all but 19 of the team's 163 carries. The Cobras have completed just 12 passes, for 191 yards, but two went for touchdowns.
 
Jefferson at Madison County
When, where: 7:30 p.m. Friday, Red Raider Stadium, Danielsville
Records, rankings: Jefferson is 4-1 overall, 0-0 in Region 8-AAAA and No. 5; Madison County is 5-0, 0-0 and unranked.
Last meeting: Madison County won 14-11 in 2001.
Watch the game: Online at NFHS Network
Three things to know: 1. Madison County, which was 1-9 a year ago, is one of the state's biggest surprises. The Red Raiders are 5-0 for the first time since 2000, when they went 10-0 against a non-region schedule. The road will get tougher, however, as they begin play this week in 8-AAAA, a six-team region filled with playoff regulars. Jefferson is the favorite to win the title, according to the computer Maxwell Ratings. 2. Madison County is primarily a running team, averaging 182.8 yards rushing and 74.0 passing. QB David Metts is the leading rusher with 400 yards and five TDs on 73 carries, and he is 41-of-71 passing for 485 yards and two TDs. Metts also is the leading tackler (37) for a defense that allows just 10.6 points per game. 3. Jefferson relies even more heavily on the run (241.4 rushing, 76.0 passing). The bulk of the Dragons' success comes from RB Colby Wood, who has 650 yards and nine TDs on 99 carries. Wood ran for 208 yards in a 31-28 win over Gainesville last week. Jefferson has attempted just 48 passes, completing 27 for 380 yards.
 
Norcross at Parkview
When, where: 7:30 p.m. Friday, Big Orange Jungle, Lilburn
Records, rankings: Norcross is 5-0 overall, 1-0 in Region 7-AAAAAAA and No. 5; Parkview is 3-1, 0-0 and No. 8.
Last meeting: Norcross won 21-7 in 2013.
Three things to know: 1. Norcross and Parkview are in the same region for the first time since 2003, but they've played each other seven times since then, with Norcross winning the last six. Parkview had won 12 straight from 1992 to 2004. 2. Norcross is more pass-oriented than it has been in some time. QB Baron Radcliff (Georgia Tech baseball commit) is 70-of-120 passing for 1,108 yards and 10 TDs. Norcross has only 527 yards rushing. DB Monty Montgomery has 60 solo tackles, more than twice the next player, and 15 tackles for losses. PK/P Jake Camarda averages 41.9 yards per punt and has put 10 of 19 inside the 20-yard line. 3. Parkview is similarly pass-oriented. QB Caleb Mitchell (Mercer baseball commit) is 90-of-133 passing for 907 yards and 10 touchdowns. No back has gained 100 yards rushing in a game. DB Tommy Rogers is averaging 12.3 tackles per game and has five for losses.
 
Rome at Carrollton
When, where: 7:30 p.m. Friday, Grisham Stadium, Carrollton
Records, rankings: Rome is 2-2 overall, 1-1 in Region 7-AAAAA and No. 6; Carrollton is 4-0, 2-0 and No. 3.
Last meeting: Carrollton won 20-8 in 1993.
Three things to know: 1. Rome and Carrollton are two of the three ranked teams in Region 7-AAAAA (No. 4 Kell is the other). Rome lost to Kell 33-30 on Sept. 9, and another loss would end the Wolves' hopes of a region title. A Carrollton victory would set up an Oct. 21 showdown with Kell that likely would decide the region championship. 2. Under first-year coach Sean Calhoun, Carrollton has been more balanced than the run-based offenses it has used in recent years. The Trojans average 150.8 yards per game rushing and 142 passing. QB Mark Wright is 39-of-66 passing for 468 yards and five touchdowns. Jaylan Thomas (41 carries, 354 yards, four TDs) and Mecose Todd (28-223-5) are the leading rushers. Carrollton has allowed just 27 points in four games. 3. Rome is primarily a running team and has two backs averaging almost 100 yards per game. Sophomore Jamious Griffin (52-399-6) and junior Jalynn Sykes (44-389-6) carry most of the load. QB Knox Kadum averages 99.3 yards passing per game and has rushed for 183 yards and two TDs.
 
Spalding at Mary Persons
When, where: 7:30 p.m. Friday, Dan Pitts Stadium at Mitchell Field, Forsyth
Records, rankings: Spalding is 3-2 overall, 0-0 in Region 2-AAAA and No. 10; Mary Persons is 3-2, 0-0 and No. 8.
Last meeting: Spalding won 21-0 in 2009.
Three things to know: 1. This game could be the one that eventually decides the championship in 2-AAAA, as Spalding and Mary Persons are projected by the computer Maxwell Ratings as the teams that will finish first and second in the region. Spalding hasn't won a region title since 2003; Mary Persons won its 16th last season, breaking a 17-year drought. 2. Spalding's losses this season have been by a combined seven points against Griffin (AAAAA No. 5) and Houston County (AAAAAA No. 1). QB Naricuss Driver is the focus of the offense. He gets almost half of the Jaguars' rushing yardage - 122.8 yards per game of the team's 262.8 - and has passed for 415 yards. A.J. Moses has rushed for 491 yards and seven TDs on 65 carries. 3. Mary Persons also relies on the run (272.2 yards rushing, 95.6 passing). Zach Harvey is the leader with 664 yards and six TDs on 90 carries, but Jatori Sims (18 carries, 288 yards, one touchdown) and Quen Wilson (39-281-2) make significant contributions. Caleb Speir has passed for 352 yards and five TDs.
 
Stockbridge at Locust Grove
When, where: 7:30 p.m. Friday, Locust Grove High School, Locust Grove
Records, rankings: Stockbridge is 4-0 overall, 2-0 in Region 4-AAAAA and No. 2; Locust Grove is 4-1, 2-1 and unranked.
Last meeting: Stockbridge won 34-0 in 2013.
Three things to know: 1. Locust Grove, which opened in 2009, has reached the playoffs the past three seasons but not advanced. With a loss to region rival Jones County on Sept. 9, the Wildcats need a win here or likely will face a road trip in the first round this year. Locust Grove is 0-4 all-time against Stockbridge and 0-5 all-time against ranked teams. 2. Locust Grove averages 207.2 yards rushing and only 95.8 passing per game. RB Caleb Huntley (Western Kentucky commit) has rushed for 569 yards and at least 125 and a touchdown in every game. WR/DB Champ Leddon has 10 receptions - five for touchdowns - for 199 yards. He's also a running threat. 3. Stockbridge's offense revolves around QB Kenderick Duncan (487 yards passing, 346 rushing), RB Jalen Holston (431 rushing) and WR Marquez Ezzard (304 receiving). Duncan is committed to Georgia Southern as a cornerback. Holston and Ezzard are uncommitted three-star recruits, as are DE Kelton Dawson and DE Brenton Cox.
 
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No. 1 vs. No. 2
No. 1 Eagle's Landing Christian will play at No. 2 Wesleyan in a Class A game on Friday. This is only the 15th time since 1986 that No. 1 and No. 2 from the same classification have played each other in the regular season.
 
1986 - #2 Valdosta d. #1 LaGrange 16-6 (AAAA)
1987 - #2 Lincoln County d. #1 Louisville 21-17 (A)
1988 - #1 R.E. Lee d. #2 Manchester 49-21 (AA)
1990 - #1 Mitchell County d. #2 Early County 20-14 (AA)
1993 - #1 Valdosta d. #2 Camden County 17-6 (AAAA)
1997 - #2 Miller County d. #1 Macon County 36-13 (A)
2000 - #1 Warner Robins d. #2 Northside-W.R. 23-20 (AAAAA)
2003 - #2 Brookwood d. #1 Parkview 35-21 (AAAAA)
2004 - #1 LaGrange d. #2 Shaw 37-10 (AAA)
2005 - #2 Carrollton d. #1 Cartersville 27-20 (AAA)
2005 - #1 Dublin d. #2 Vidalia 58-0 (AA)
2010 - #2 Carver-Columbus d. #1 Buford 14-0 (AA)
2013 - #1 Sandy Creek d. No. 2 Carrollton 24-7 (AAAA)
2013 - #1 Tucker d. #2 Stephenson 31-28 (AAAAA)
2016 - #1 Eagle's Landing Christian vs. Wesleyan (A)   
 
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Watch The Games
On TV
Today
*McIntosh County Academy at Savannah Christian, 7 p.m., WSAV My LC 3.2 (Savannah)
Friday
*Central (Carrollton) at Cartersville, 7:30 p.m., GPB
*Pickens at Gilmer, 7:30 p.m., ETC 3 (Ellijay)
*Washington-Wilkes at Lincoln County, 7:30 p.m., WJBF Me TV 6.2 (Augusta)
 
On the Web
1NFHS Network
The NFHS Network will present live streaming of the following games this week. To view the games, click here. 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
*Bacon County at Vidalia, 7 p.m.
*Buford at Clarke Central, 7 p.m.
*Decatur at Riverwood, 7 p.m.
*Grayson at Rockdale County, 7 p.m.
*Luella at Salem, 7 p.m.
*Charlton County at Irwin County, 7:15 p.m.
*Fannin County at Greater Atlanta Christian, 7:20 p.m.
*Benedictine at Bryan County, 7:30 p.m.
*Dade County at Gordon Central, 7:30 p.m.
*Dunwoody at Northview, 7:30 p.m.
*Jefferson at Madison County, 7:30 p.m.
*Landmark Christian at Our Lady of Mercy, 7:30 p.m.
*Liberty County at Effingham County, 7:30 p.m.
*Mundy's Mill at Tucker, 7:30 p.m.
*St. Francis at Whitefield Academy, 7:30 p.m.
 
*Eagle's Landing Christian at Wesleyan, 7:15 p.m. Friday
 
*Pinewood Christian at Frederica Academy (GISA), 7:30 p.m. Friday
2High School Football Gives Back!
MaxPreps recently launched Touchdowns Against Cancer, a national campaign that unites high school football teams across the country to fight childhood cancer. In partnership with PLEDGE IT and St. Jude Children's Hospital, football fans join the fight by pledging money for every touchdown their team scores between Sept. 15 and Oct. 1. High school football coaches can get started by logging into their team account on MaxPreps. Click here for more information.
Four Questions
1This week, our Four Questions feature is being answered by some of Georgia's best-known retired coaches. We continue today with Dan Pitts, who coached for 39 seasons at Mary Persons and retired in 1998 as the winningest coach in Georgia history with a record of 346-109-4 (Larry Campbell of Lincoln County later broke the mark). Pitts' Mary Persons teams won 15 region titles and one state championship (1980). Pitts is a member of the Georgia Sports Hall of Fame and the Georgia Athletic Coaches Association Hall of Fame.
 
Dan Pitts
1. What is the most memorable game you've been a part of as a player or coach? "To me it was the 1960 Fort Valley game when we won 19-14. We had been going really poorly [2-8 in 1959, Pitts' first season, and then 2-3 entering that game]. That's the biggest game in my career really because I was about to get fired. Fort Valley was the best team in our region, and then that was the first winning season we had." [Pitts was only 12-28 in his first four years but finished with 32 consecutive winning seasons.]
 
2. Which high school coach would you want your son to play for, and why? "Ray Lamb probably. He was a very good coach, and he treated people the way I thought you should be treated." [Pitts and Lamb never faced each other as opposing head coaches, though they were contemporaries. But they became close friends who speak to each other almost weekly.]
 
3. What is your pet peeve as a coach or favorite saying/motto? "What was always the most important thing to me was attendance, everybody being here every day. We tried to do that at Mary Persons. I coached for 39 years and never missed a practice, and few players did either."
 
4. Which GHSA policy or high school football rule would you most like to see changed? "Football has changed slightly every year, so it could be a lot of different things. I think there's too much moving around by players. That's one problem. People are recruiting now. They didn't used to do that. We very seldom had anyone move in. We had some, but not like now, and it was because parents got a different job, not because they wanted to go to a different school."
 
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Region Standings: Classes AAA and AA
Class AAA
Region 1-AAA
Team
Reg.
All
Last week
This week*
Crisp County
0-0
5-0
d. Spencer 21-12
vs. Brooks Co.
Monroe
0-0
2-2
l. to Brooks Co. 26-6
Does not play
Cook
0-0
2-3
d. Thomasville 43-18
at Early Co.
Worth County
0-0
2-3
Did not play
vs. Harris Co.
Dougherty
0-0
1-3
d. Albany 27-21
at Perry
 
Region 2-AAA
Team
Reg.
All
Last week
This week
Liberty County
0-0
4-0
d. New Hampstead 55-12
at Effingham Co.
Appling County
0-0
3-1
d. Statesboro 21-14
Does not play
Brantley County
0-0
3-1
d. Montgomery Co. 42-16
Does not play
Pierce County
0-0
3-2
d. Wayne Co. 52-34
Does not play
Tattnall County
0-0
2-2
Did not play
at Statesboro
Long County
0-0
1-1-2
t. Bradwell Institute 22-22
Does not play
 
Region 3-AAA
Team
Reg.
All
Last week
This week
Jenkins
2-0
4-1
d. SE Bulloch 41-34
Does not play
Savannah
2-0
4-1
d. Beach 45-0
Does not play
Windsor Forest
2-0
3-1
d. Groves 47-40
vs. SE Bulloch (Thu., SM)
Southeast Bulloch
1-1
1-3
l. to Jenkins 41-34
at Win. Forest (Thu., SM)
Islands
1-1
1-4
d. Johnson, Sav. 35-6
Does not play
Groves
0-2
1-4
l. to Windsor Forest 47-40
at Beach (SM)
Johnson (Savannah)
0-2
0-4
l. to Islands 35-6
Does not play
Beach
0-2
0-5
l. to Savannah 45-0
vs. Groves (SM)
 
Region 4-AAA
Team
Reg.
All
Last week
This week
Central (Macon)
1-0
5-0
d. Kendrick 20-0
vs. Pike Co. (H)
Peach County
1-0
4-1
d. Westside, Macon 31-13
Does not play
Jackson
1-0
3-2
d. Rutland 39-0
at Westside (Thu., ED)
Pike County
0-0
3-1
Did not play
at Central, Macon (H)
Westside (Macon)
0-1
2-3
l. to Peach Co. 31-13
vs. Jackson (Thu., ED)
Rutland
0-1
1-4
l. to Jackson 39-0
vs. Kendrick (Thu., H)
Kendrick
0-1
0-5
l. to Central, Macon 20-0
at Rutland (Thu., H)
 
Region 5-AAA
Team
Reg.
All
Last week
This week
Pace Academy
2-0
4-1
d. Redan 45-22
Does not play
Westminster
2-0
3-2
d. Cedar Grove 42-21
Does not play
Cedar Grove
1-1
3-2
l. to Westminster 42-21
Does not play
Lovett
1-1
3-2
d. Towers 35-6
Does not play
McNair
1-1
3-2
d. Stone Mountain 21-13
Does not play
Towers
1-1
2-3
l. to Lovett 35-6
Does not play
Redan
0-2
1-4
l. to Pace Academy 45-22
Does not play
Stone Mountain
0-2
1-4
l. to McNair 21-13
Does not play
Region 6-AAA
North
Team
Reg.
All
Last week
This week
Murray County
0-0
3-2
l. to Adairsville 35-21
at North Murray
North Murray
0-0
3-2
l. to Calhoun 31-7
vs. Murray Co.
Ringgold
0-0
2-3
l. to Sonoraville 28-14
vs. Lakeview-Ft. Ogle.
Coahulla Creek
0-0
0-5
l. to Bremen 48-13
Does not play
Lakeview-Ft. Ogle.
0-0
0-5
l. to Haralson Co. 55-0
at Ringgold
South
Team
Reg.
All
Last week
This week
Bremen
0-0
3-2
d. Coahulla Creek 48-13
vs. Sonoraville
Calhoun
0-0
3-2
d. North Murray 31-7
at Haralson Co.
Sonoraville
0-0
3-2
d. Ringgold 28-14
at Bremen
Adairsville
0-0
2-3
d. Murray Co. 35-21
Does not play
Haralson County
0-0
1-3
d. Lakeview-Ft. Ogle. 55-0
vs. Calhoun
 
Region 7-AAA
Team
Reg.
All
Last week
This week
Greater Atl. Christian
1-0
4-1
d. Union Co. 35-12
vs. Fannin Co.
North Hall
1-0
4-1
d. Fannin Co. 28-9
vs.Dawson Co.
Lumpkin County
1-0
2-2
d. East Hall 30-27
Does not play
Dawson County
0-0
2-1
d. White Co. 46-0
at North Hall
Union County
0-1
4-1
l. to GAC 35-12
vs. East Hall
East Hall
0-1
2-3
l. to Lumpkin Co. 30-27
at Union Co.
Fannin County
0-1
2-3
l. to North Hall 28-9
at Greater Atl. Christian
 
Region 8-AAA
Team
Reg.
All
Last week
This week
Morgan County
0-0
3-2
d. Lamar Co. 14-0
vs. East Jackson
East Jackson
0-0
2-2
Did not play
at Morgan Co.
Franklin County
0-0
1-4
l. to Madison Co. 20-14
at Hart Co.
Jackson County
0-0
1-4
Did not play
vs. Monroe Area
Monroe Area
0-0
1-4
l. to Apalachee 10-7
at Jackson Co.
Hart County
0-0
0-5
l. to Stephens Co. 23-6
vs. Franklin Co.
 
Class AA
Region 1-AA
Team
Reg.
All
Last week
This week*
Berrien
1-0
3-2
d. Early Co. 16-12
Does not play
Brooks County
0-0
4-0
d. Monroe 26-6
at Crisp Co.
Fitzgerald
0-0
4-0
d. Smiths Station, Al. 41-7
at Tift Co.
Thomasville
0-0
1-3
l. to Cook 43-18
Does not play
Albany
0-0
0-5
l. to Dougherty 27-21
Does not play
Early County
0-1
0-4-1
l. to Berrien 16-12
vs. Cook
 
Region 2-AA
Team
Reg.
All
Last week
This week
Benedictine
2-0
5-0
d. Vidalia 27-6
at Bryan Co.
Toombs County
2-0
4-1
d. Bacon Co. 38-21
vs. Jeff Davis
Vidalia
1-1
3-2
l. to Benedictine 27-6
vs. Bacon Co.
Bryan County
1-1
2-2
d. Swainsboro 13-12
vs. Benedictine
Bacon County
1-1
1-3
l. to Toombs Co. 38-21
at Vidalia
Jeff Davis
1-1
1-3
d. Metter 17-13
at Toombs Co.
Metter
0-2
1-3
l. to Jeff Davis 17-13
vs. Swainsboro
Swainsboro
0-2
0-5
l. to Bryan Co. 13-12
at Metter
 
Region 3-AA
Team
Reg.
All
Last week
This week
Dublin
1-0
5-0
d. East Laurens 42-0
at Bleckley Co.
Southwest
1-0
2-3
d. Dodge Co. 26-19
Does not play
Northeast
1-0
1-4
d. Bleckley Co. 41-6
at Dodge Co.
Washington County
0-0
3-1
Did not play
at East Laurens
Bleckley County
0-1
1-4
l. to Northeast 41-6
vs. Dublin
Dodge County
0-1
1-4
l. to Southwest 26-19
vs. Northeast
East Laurens
0-1
1-4
l. to Dublin 42-0
vs. Washington Co.
 
Region 4-AA
Team
Reg.
All
Last week
This week
Jefferson County
2-0
5-0
d. Westside, Aug. 48-0
at Glenn Hills
Screven County
2-0
4-1
d. Laney 31-18
at Harlem
Butler
1-1
2-3
d. Harlem 26-21
vs. Josey
Glenn Hills
1-1
2-3
d. Josey 21-14
vs. Jefferson Co.
Harlem
1-1
2-3
l. to Butler 26-21
vs. Screven Co.
Josey
1-1
2-3
l. to Glenn Hills 21-14
at Butler
Westside (Augusta)
0-2
1-4
l. to Jefferson Co. 48-0
vs. Laney
Laney
0-2
0-5
l. to Screven Co. 31-18
at Westside, Augusta
 
Region 5-AA
Team
Reg.
All
Last week
This week
Heard County
1-0
5-1
d. Temple 41-0
Does not play
Callaway
0-0
5-0
d. Harris Co. 48-21
Does not play
Lamar County
0-0
3-2
l. to Morgan Co. 14-0
Does not play
Spencer
0-0
3-2
l. to Crisp Co. 21-12
Does not play
Jordan
0-0
0-5
l. to Upson-Lee 55-10
Does not play
Temple
0-1
4-1
l. to Heard Co. 41-0
vs. Georgia Military
 
Region 6-AA
Team
Reg.
All
Last week
This week
KIPP Atl. Collegiate
1-0
4-1
d. Therrell 15-0
vs. South Atlanta (L)
Hapeville
1-0
2-3
d. South Atlanta 35-13
Does not play
Washington
1-0
2-3
d. B.E.S.T. Academy 7-0
vs. Douglass (Sat., L)
Douglass
1-1
2-2
d. Osborne 52-7
at Washington (Sat., L)
B.E.S.T. Academy
1-1
1-5
l. to Washington 7-0
vs. Therrell (L)
Therrell
0-1
2-3
l. to KIPP Atlanta 15-0
at B.E.S.T. Academy (L)
South Atlanta
0-2
2-4
l. to Hapeville 35-13
at KIPP Atlanta (L)
Region 7-AA
Team
Reg.
All
Last week
This week
Model
2-0
5-0
d. Armuchee 42-7
vs. Pepperell
Rockmart
2-0
4-1
d. Dade Co. 42-0
vs. Chattooga
Pepperell
2-0
3-1
d. Coosa 45-10
at Model
Chattooga
2-0
3-2
d. Gordon Central 63-8
at Rockmart
Armuchee
0-2
1-4
l. to Model 42-7
at Coosa
Coosa
0-2
1-4
l. to Pepperell 45-10
vs. Armuchee
Dade County
0-2
1-4
l. to Rockmart 42-0
at Gordon Central
Gordon Central
0-2
0-5
l. to Chattooga 63-8
vs. Dade Co.
 
Region 8-AA
Team
Reg.
All
Last week
This week
Elbert County
1-0
4-1
d. Putnam Co. 28-10
at Social Circle
Banks County
1-0
2-3
d. Monticello 29-22
at Rabun Co.
Social Circle
1-0
2-3
d. Oglethorpe Co. 35-13
vs. Elbert Co.
Rabun County
0-0
3-0
d. West Hall 34-10
vs. Banks Co.
Oglethorpe County
0-1
0-4
l. to Social Circle 35-13
vs. Putnam Co.
Monticello
0-1
0-5
l. to Banks Co. 29-22
Does not play
Putnam County
0-1
0-5
l. to Elbert Co. 28-10
at Oglethorpe 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: ED - Ed Defore Sports Complex; H - Henderson; L - Lakewood; SM - Savannah Memorial

 

 

 

 

 

 

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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
Hardaway vs. Westover -7
Kendrick at Rutland 0
Sav. Christian vs. McIntosh Co. -3
SE Bulloch at Windsor Forest -21
Westside, Macon vs. Jackson -5
 
Friday's games
Alpharetta at North Atlanta -32
Aquinas vs. Hancock Central -17
Athens Acad. at Riverside Mil. -36
Athens Christ. at Lakeview Acd. -33
B.E.S.T. Academy vs. Therrell -5
Banneker vs. Lithia Springs -18
Beach vs. Groves -2
Benedictine at Bryan Co. -40
Berkmar at Meadowcreek -3
Bowdon at Gordon Lee -13
Brooks Co. at Crisp Co. -11
Brookstone vs. Pacelli -23
Buford at Clarke Central -35
Butler vs. Josey -6
Cairo vs. Americus-Sumter -20
Calhoun at Haralson Co. -41
Calvary Day vs. Claxton -40
Camden Co. vs. Forest Park -41
Carrollton vs. Rome -3
Cartersville vs. Central, Carroll -41
Carver, Columbus vs. Shaw -17
Centennial at Chattahoochee -19
Central, Macon vs. Pike Co. -10
Cent. Gwinnett vs. Lakeside, Atl. -19
Clinch Co. vs. Atkinson Co. -30
Coffee vs. Warner Robins -15
Collins Hill at Discovery -24
Cook at Early Co. -25
Coosa vs. Armuchee -18
Cross Creek at Hephzibah -26
Cross Keys vs. Pataula Charter -21
Dade Co. at Gordon Central -30
Dalton at Creekview -14
Darlington at Mount Zion, Carroll -15
Dodge Co. vs. Northeast -16
Douglas Co. at New Manchester -15
Drew at M.L. King -6
Dublin at Bleckley Co. -32
Dutchtown vs. Eagle's Landing -8
ELCA at Wesleyan -12
Effingham Co. vs. Liberty Co. -4
Elbert Co. at Social Circle -38
ECI vs. Montgomery Co. -40
Etowah vs. Cherokee -14
Fellowship Christian at Walker -23
First Presbyterian at Twiggs Co. -4
Fitzgerald at Tift Co. -1
Flowery Branch vs. Cedar Shoals -3
George Walton at Providence -35
Glynn Academy vs. Wayne Co. -33
Grayson at Rockdale Co. -41
GAC vs. Fannin Co. -41
Greene Co. at Warren Co. -2
Griffin vs. Starr's Mill -17
Grovetown vs. Alcovy -2
Harris Co. at Worth Co. -6
Hart Co. vs. Franklin Co. -13
Hebron Christian at Towns Co. -9
Heritage, Ringgold at SE Whitfield -9
Hiram vs. Woodland, Cartersville -31
Holy Innocents at Mount Vernon -7
Irwin Co. vs. Charlton Co. -12
Jackson Co. vs. Monroe Area -5
Jefferson at Madison Co. -18
Jefferson Co. at Glenn Hills -39
Jenkins Co. at Treutlen -6
Johns Creek at Cambridge -11
Johnson Co. vs. Wheeler Co. -19
Jones Co. vs. Hampton -38
KIPP Atlanta vs. South Atlanta -10
Kell vs. East Paulding -25
LaGrange vs. Cedartown -6
Lakeside, Evans at Bradwell Inst. -15
Landmark Chr. at O.L. of Mercy -23
Laney at Westside, Augusta -32
Lincoln Co. vs. Wash.-Wilkes -13
Lovejoy vs. Mount Zion, Jones. -26
Lowndes vs. Ware Co. -8
Luella at Salem -3
Manchester vs. Central, Talbotton -41
Marion Co. at Greenville -24
Marist at Gainesville -3
Mays at Tri-Cities -33
Mill Creek vs. North Gwinnett -21
Miller Co. at Calhoun Co. -20
Model vs. Pepperell -15
Morgan Co. vs. East Jackson -28
Mount Pisgah at King's Ridge -27
Mountain View vs. Duluth -30
Norcross at Parkview -12
North Hall vs. Dawson Co. -3
North Murray vs. Murray Co. -5
North Springs at Jackson, Atl. -1
Northgate vs. Alexander -5
Northside, Col. vs. Columbus -1
Northside, W.R. vs. Macon Co. -29
Northview vs. Dunwoody -11
NW Whitfield vs. LaFayette -34
Paulding Co. vs. Villa Rica -8
Pelham at Chattahoochee Co. -15
Perry vs. Dougherty -14
Pickens at Gilmer -24
Pinecrest Acd. vs. Mount Paran 0
Prince Avenue vs. Commerce -17
Putnam Co. at Oglethorpe Co. -23
Rabun Co. vs. Banks Co. -37
Richmond Hill vs. S. Effingham -21
Ringgold vs. Lakeview-FO -40
Riverdale at Fayette Co. -7
Riverwood vs. Decatur -15
Rockmart vs. Chattooga -3
Roswell at Milton -35
Sandy Creek vs. Troup -26
Sav. Country Day vs. Portal -25
Screven Co. at Harlem -30
Sequoyah at River Ridge -19
Sonoraville at Bremen -9
South Gwinnett at Newton -7
Spalding at Mary Persons -5
St. Francis at Whitefield Academy -4
Statesboro vs. Tattnall Co. -13
Stephenson vs. Jonesboro -19
Stockbridge at Locust Grove -22
Stratford Acd. vs. Mt. de Sales -23
Strong Rock at Fulton Leadership -33
Swainsboro at Metter -2
Tattnall Square vs. Wilkinson Co. -21
Taylor Co. at Crawford Co. -4
Telfair Co. at Wilcox Co. -13
Temple vs. Georgia Military -9
Terrell Co. vs. Baconton -29
Thomson vs. Clarkston -42
Toombs Co. vs. Jeff Davis -16
Trion vs. Christian Heritage -17
Tucker vs. Mundy's Mill -32
Turner Co. at Lanier Co. -28
Union Co. vs. East Hall -8
Vidalia vs. Bacon Co. -24
Walnut Grove at Johnson, Gain. -20
Washington Co. at E. Laurens -33
West Laurens at Howard -17
White Co. at Lumpkin Co. -3
Whitewater at Morrow -26
Winder-Barrow at Apalachee -21
Woodland, Stockbridge vs. Ola -22
Woodward Acd. at Henry Co. -40
 
Saturday's games
Eastside vs. Druid Hills -29
Grady vs. Carver, Atlanta -6
Hughes vs. Creekside -7
Mitchell Co. vs. Randolph-Clay -8
Washington vs. Douglass -3
Correction
Washington County's record was incorrect in the Composite Rankings in Wednesday's issue. Because of a forfeit by Jones County, Washington County's record is 3-1.