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Thursday, September 11, 2014

Weekend Preview: GHSF Daily's 10 Best
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Coffee at Ware County

When, where: 7:30 p.m. Friday, Memorial Stadium, Waycross

Records, rankings: Coffee is 2-0 overall, 0-0 in Region 3-AAAAA and No. 5; Ware County is 2-0, 0-0 and No. 2.

Last meeting: Coffee won 38-13 in 2013.

Watch the game: Online at the NFHS Network 

Three things to know: 1. Coffee has two players committed to Florida State - TE Jalen Wilkerson and OL Cole Minshew. QB Tyree Paulk (5-10, 160) was the leading passer in Region 1-AAAAAA in the regular season last season, when he threw for 1,868 yards and 24 touchdowns. He is 21-of-29 for 132 yards and two touchdowns this season. Sophomore RB Demetrius Davis has rushed for 172 yards and scored five touchdowns. 2. Ware County junior RB/LB Dedrick Mills, who has offers from Florida, Florida State, Georgia Tech and others, is one of the state's best two-way starters. He has rushed for 175 yards 20 carries and made six tackles. He made preseason all-state as a linebacker. He rushed for 1,329 yards as a sophomore. 3. Both teams have coaches with impressive resumes. Coffee's Robby Pruitt, hired from Fitzgerald in 2012, won seven state titles before age 40 in Florida and is 305-65-1. Ware County's Franklin Stephens, hired from Lamar County this year, is 92-8-1. He won state titles at Tucker in 2008 and 2011.

 

Commerce at Jefferson

When, where: 7:30 p.m. Friday, Memorial Stadium, Jefferson

Records, rankings: Commerce is 2-0 and unranked in Class A; Jefferson is 3-0 and No. 4 in AAA.

Last meeting: Jefferson won 40-0 in 2013.

Three things to know: 1. Commerce and Jefferson have played each other each season since 1951, the third-longest streak of its kind in Georgia. Both formerly were Class A schools, but Jefferson has grown substantially in recent years and taken charge of the series, which it trails 42-21-5. Jefferson has won six of the past seven, although Commerce's 22-7 victory over Jefferson's state-championship team was probably the most unlikely result of the 2012 season statewide. 2. Commerce has attempted only one pass (a 13-yard completion) in its two games but is averaging 323 yards rushing. Four backs have more than 100 yards rushing and at least one touchdown - HB Cole Chancey (28-197-2), FB Will Thomas (30-162-1), HB Grant Mayberry (10-136-2) and QB Caleb Brooks (13-10-3). 3. Jefferson's average score in three games is 46-10. The leading rushers are Colby Wood (34 carries, 336 yards, six touchdowns) and Sammy Williams (50-297-5). QB Evan Shirreffs is 37-of-53 passing for 717 yards and five touchdowns. Dalton Hill has 14 catches for 348 yards and two touchdowns. LB Maverick McKinney has a team-leading 24 tackles, four for losses.

 

East Coweta at Whitewater

When, where: 7:30 p.m. Friday, Wildcat Stadium, Fayetteville

Records, rankings: East Coweta is 2-0 and unranked in Class AAAAAA; Whitewater is 2-0 and No. 9 in AAAA.

Last meeting: This is the teams' first meeting.

Three things to know: 1. East Coweta's defense dominated Harrison last week in a 24-7 victory that left the Indians 2-0 for the first time since 2011. East Coweta limited Harrison QB Lorenzo Nunez (committed to South Carolina) to 38 yards rushing on 12 carries and 6-for-16 passing for 92 yards, according to the Newnan Times-Herald. "You can't do a lot in the passing game when the quarterback is laying on the ground and running for his life," Harrison coach Matt Dickmann told the Times-Herald. 2. Whitewater QB Jay Ashley has completed 24 of 39 passes for 327 yards and six touchdowns in two games. He had 120 yards and three TDs in a little more than a half last week in a 31-20 victory against Banneker in a game the Wildcats led 31-6 early in the third quarter. His top targets have been Luke Allen (eight receptions, 115 yards, three touchdowns) and Jonathan O'Brien (7-121-2). Christian Wafford is the leading rusher with 200 yards on 37 carries. 3. First-year East Coweta coach Steve Pardue was 161-45 with three state titles in 17 seasons at LaGrange before leaving in 2011 to become an assistant at Kentucky. He was out of coaching last season. Amos McCreary, who left Creekside to start the Whitewater program in 2004, is 154-69 overall in 21 seasons and 80-31 with the Wildcats.

 

Flowery Branch at Lanier

When, where: 7:30 p.m. Friday, Lanier Longhorns Stadium, Sugar Hill

Records, rankings: Flowery Branch is 1-0 overall, 0-0 in Region 8-AAAAA and No. 9; Lanier is 2-0, 1-0 and unranked.

Last meeting: This is the teams' first meeting.

Three things to know: 1. Flowery Branch freshman Nick Lance got the start at quarterback in the opener after the scheduled starter, sophomore Jasen Johnson, was benched for an undisclosed internal issue. Lance passed for 179 yards and two touchdowns in the 29-0 victory against Chestatee, which was limited to 91 totals yards and five first downs. 2. Lanier RB Ashton Barnes had just two carries for four yards in a season-opening victory against Lambert, but the junior had a breakout game in the region opener last week. Barnes rushed for 224 yards on eight carries and scored on runs of 86 and 97 yards out of the Wildcat formation in a 35-20 win over Clarke Central. Senior Tario Fuller added 110 yards rushing and two TDs against the Gladiators. 3. Lanier is a Gwinnett County school in its third full varsity season. A victory would put the Longhorns in the driver's seat for a playoff berth, if not a run at the region title, in their first season in Class AAAAA after reaching the second round in AAAA last year. They would be 2-0 in the region, with wins against two teams that represented the region in the playoffs each of the past four seasons.

 

Grayson at Archer

When, where: 7:30 p.m. Friday, Archer Community Stadium, Lawrenceville

Records, rankings: Grayson is 2-0 overall, 0-0 in Region 8-AAAAAA and No. 4; Archer is 0-2, 0-0 and unranked.

Last meeting: Archer won 34-21 in 2013.

Watch the game: Online at the NFHS Network 

Three things to know: 1. Grayson, which has long been known for its defense, has achieved a nice balance on offense this season with sophomore QB Chase Brice and junior RB Cameryn Brent. Brice has completed 26 of 36 passes (72.2 percent) for 397 yards and four touchdowns. Brent is the leading rusher in Gwinnett County, according to statistics compiled by the Gwinnett Daily Post, with 356 yards on 52 carries. 2. Archer QB Gabe Tiller was limited to punting duty during the Tigers' 14-10 loss to Peachtree Ridge two weeks ago because of injury. Tiller passed for 230 yards in a season-opening loss to Sandy Creek and threw for 2,370 yards and 28 touchdowns last season. Will Bearden replaced him against Peachtree Ridge and was 8-for-23 passing for 63 yards. 3. This is the region opener for both teams and matches the 2013 region champion (Archer) against the team favored to win it this year (Grayson). The teams have combined to win five of the past six region titles - Grayson won in 2008, 2009, 2011 and 2012 - with the other going to state champion Brookwood in 2010.

 

Hillgrove at Lovejoy

When, where: 7:30 p.m. Friday, Twelve Oaks Stadium, Hampton

Records, rankings: Hillgrove is 2-1 and unranked in Class AAAAAA; Lovejoy is 2-0 and No. 5 in AAAAAA.

Last meeting: This is the teams' first meeting.

Three things to know: 1. Hillgrove held North Gwinnett to a season-low 256 yards passing in a 28-21 loss last week, but the Hawks were done in by four critical passing plays. North Gwinnett's four touchdowns came on passes of 38 yards on a fourth-and-9 play, 32 yards on fourth-and-20 play, 12 yards with 28 seconds remaining in the first half, and 60 yards one play after North Gwinnett stuffed Hillgrove on a fourth-and-1. 2. Lovejoy WR Preston Williams was the Class AAAAAA offensive player of the year in 2013, catching 56 passes for 1,402 yards and 14 touchdowns. In two games this year, he has four touchdowns (all of which came in a 41-14 victory against Dutchtown last week) and 226 yards on 10 receptions. 3. Lovejoy has played 10 games in its history against Cobb County schools. Its last regular-season game against a Cobb team was a 21-7 loss to Pebblebrook in 2009. Lovejoy has won six of the 10 games but is 2-4 in the regular season. The Wildcats play Cobb's McEachern next week. Hillgrove, in its ninth season, has never played a Clayton County school.

 

Marion County at Dooly County

When, where: 7:30 p.m. Friday, The Grove, Vienna

Records, rankings: Marion County is 1-0 overall, 0-0 in Region 4-A and No. 2; Dooly County is 2-0, 0-0 and No. 8.

Last meeting: Marion County won 24-21 in the Class A public-school quarterfinals in 2013.

Three things to know: 1. Dooly and Marion played twice in 2013, with Marion winning 27-25 in the regular season and 24-21 in the public-school semifinals. In the first game, Marion stopped a two-point conversion attempt with 1:07 left. Graduated PK A.J. Wells (Middle Tennessee) made a 47-yard field goal and put all of his kickoffs in the end zone. In the rematch, Wells made a 23-yard field goal with 45 seconds left for the lead. 2. Marion's Johnny Royal, who rushed for 1,421 yards last season, opened with a 108-yard game in a 40-0 victory over Miller County. QB Dustin Eckert was 6-of-7 passing for 117 yards and two touchdowns. Junior Lorenzo Smothers, a preseason all-state pick who lines up in the backfield, out wide and in Marion's secondary, had 118 yards rushing and receiving and scored three touchdowns. 3. Dooly County had seven first-team all-region players last season, and all graduated. But returning is Chanin Hamilton, a running back with reported offers from Cincinnati, Marshall and UAB. Hamilton rushed for 1,444 yards as a sophomore. His numbers were less as a junior as he shared the backfield load.

 

Peachtree Ridge at McEachern

When, where: 7:30 p.m. Friday, Walter H. Cantrell Stadium, Powder Springs

Records, rankings: Peachtree Ridge is 2-0 and No. 7 in Class AAAAAA; McEachern is 0-2 and unranked in AAAAAA.

Last meeting: Peachtree Ridge won 24-21 in 2010.

Watch the game: Online at ScoreATL.com 

Three things to know: 1. Peachtree Ridge gets about 57 percent of its offense from the passing game, which is led by Chance Thrasher. The senior QB is 38-for-66 passing (57.6 percent) for 490 yards and five touchdowns, including four in a 41-24 victory against Parkview last week. He is also the team's second-leading rusher with 110 yards on 13 carries, second only to Na'ceem Antenor's 196 yards on 50 carries. 2. McEachern's running game struggled in a 27-20 loss to Buford last week, the Indians' first game since losing RB Taj Griffin (committed to Oregon) to a season-ending knee injury in the opener. The Indians rushed for just 57 yards (2.85 per carry) against Buford, according to the Gwinnett Daily Post. Bailey Hockman passed for 167 yards and two touchdowns. 3. Peachtree Ridge's only game against McEachern was at the Georgia Dome in 2010, but the Lions have played at McEachern's home field. During its run to a share of the 2006 state title, Peachtree Ridge played two neutral-site games at Cantrell Stadium, beating Campbell 16-14 in the second round and tying Roswell 14-14 in the championship game.

 

Westminster at Elbert County

When, where: 7:30 p.m. Friday, Granite Bowl, Elberton

Records, rankings: Westminster is 2-0 and No. 8 in Class AAA; Elbert County is 2-0 and No. 6 in AAA.

Last meeting: Elbert County won 33-14 in 2005.

Watch the game: Online at the NFHS Network 

Three things to know: 1. Elbert junior QB Mecole Hardman, a preseason all-state pick, rushed for 1,672 yards as a sophomore, and he ran for 204 and three touchdowns in a 35-33 victory over Stephens County last week. He is a consensus top-20 recruit in Georgia for the class of 2016. OL Ken Allen is a consensus three-star recruit who has offers from Georgia Tech and Georgia State. 2. Westminster sophomore RB Isaiah "Zay" Malcome rushed for 130 yards against Lovett (13-10 victory) and 94 yards against Laney (14-6 win). The Wildcats have 231 yards in total offense otherwise and are 12-for-27 passing. LB Charlie Trense has 25 tackles in two games. PK Trey Blasingame is 7-for-7 in touchbacks, and P Blake Gillikin has put four of 10 punts inside the 20, including a 71-yarder to the 1 against Laney. 3. Under coach Gerry Romberg, Westminster has a history of scheduling games far from home at places with some tradition - Thomasville, Thomson, Carrollton, Cartersville, Laney and Washington County. Elbert also has sought out metro teams in its brief time under Sid Fritts, who scheduled home-and-home games with Wesleyan and Buford over the past four years.

 

Woodward Academy at Lovett

When, where: 7:30 p.m. Friday, Martin E. Kilpatrick Stadium, Atlanta

Records, rankings: Woodward Academy is 2-0 and No. 5 in Class AAAA; Lovett is 1-2 and No. 6 in AA.

Last meeting: Lovett won 21-14 in 2013.

Three things to know: 1. Woodward has two four-star recruits, and both are living up to their billing. RB Elijah Holyfield has rushed for 301 yards and eight touchdowns on 29 carries in two games. FS Arrington Farrar, who has committed to Stanford, has 14 solo tackles, two for losses. MLB Max Richardson had 11 tackles in a victory over St. Pius last week. 2. Lovett is finding that all-state RB/DB Grant Haley (now at Penn State) is irreplaceable, but his role is being played by senior Murphy Lee, who has rushed for 141 yards on just 13 carries, caught three passes, returned kickoffs and made 10 tackles as a strong safety. 3. Lovett has won four straight in the series. Lovett won the 2013 game on a 10-yard pass from Willie Candler to Jack McGranahan with 2:02 left. Holyfield rushed for 176 yards in his Woodward debut (he was a transfer from Riverside Military). Lovett's Jay Harris, who is back this year, rushed for 148 yards.

 

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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

Did not play

vs. Savannah

Pierce County

0-0

2-0

d. Bacon Co. 26-22

at Cook

Tattnall County

0-0

2-0

d. Beach 35-0

at Appling Co.

Appling County

0-0

1-1

l. to Jenkins 23-20

vs. Tattnall Co.

Toombs County

0-0

1-1

l. to Vidalia 42-0

at Beach (Thu., SM)

Cook

0-0

0-2

l. to Berrien 21-14

vs. Pierce Co.

Brantley County

0-1

1-2

d. Islands 40-7

Does not play

Division B

Team

Reg.

All

Last week

This week

Beach

1-0

2-1

l. to Tattnall Co. 35-0

vs. Toombs Co. (Th., SM)

Jenkins

0-0

2-1

d. Appling Co. 23-20

Does not play

Islands

0-0

0-2

l. to Brantley Co. 40-7

at New Hampstead (SM)

Johnson (Savannah)

0-0

0-2

l. to Richmond Hill 20-0

at Bluffton, S.C.

Southeast Bulloch

0-0

0-2

l. to S. Effingham 24-0

at Bryan Co.

Savannah

0-1

1-2

d. Windsor Forest 18-13

at Dodge Co.

 

Region 2-AAA

Team

Reg.

All

Last week

This week

Westside (Macon)

1-0

2-0

d. Harris Co. 35-29

at West Laurens

Kendrick

0-0

2-0

Did not play

at Jackson

Peach County

0-0

2-0

d. Perry 40-12

vs. Southwest

Central (Macon)

0-0

1-1

l. to Howard 16-8

vs. Jordan (H)

Jackson

0-0

1-1

d. Monticello 28-26

vs. Kendrick

Jordan

0-0

1-1

d. Hardaway 32-12

at Central, Macon (H)

Southwest

0-0

1-1

l. to Eagle's Landing 41-7

at Peach Co.

Spencer

0-0

0-2

l. to Northside, Col. 24-8

Does not play

Rutland

0-1

0-2

l. to Northeast 15-7

vs. Howard (ED)

 

Region 3-AAA

Team

Reg.

All

Last week

This week

Washington County

0-0

2-0

d. Mary Persons 31-0

at Veterans

Josey

0-0

1-1

d. Butler 22-20

vs. Hancock Central

Laney

0-0

1-1

l. to Westminster 14-6

at Albany (M)

Westside (Augusta)

0-0

0-2-1

l. to Screven Co. 28-12

vs. Lincoln Co.

Butler

0-0

0-1

l. to Josey 22-20

Does not play

Hephzibah

0-0

0-1

Did not play

vs. Glascock Co.

Glenn Hills

0-0

0-2

Did not play

at South Aiken, S.C.

 

Region 4-AAA

Division A

Team

Reg.

All

Last week

This week

Cedar Grove

0-0

1-1

l. to Columbia 22-0

at Miller Grove (Sat., PV)

Jackson (Atlanta)

0-0

1-1

l. to Decatur 14-12

vs. Washington (G)

McNair

0-0

1-1

l. to Therrell 14-0

at Douglass (L)

South Atlanta

0-0

1-1

Did not play

at Heard Co.

North Clayton

0-0

0-2

l. to Mount Paran 45-20

at Drew (SC)

Towers

0-0

0-2

l. to Lithonia 30-6

vs. Decatur (Sat., AV)

Division B

Team

Reg.

All

Last week

This week

Blessed Trinity

0-0

2-0

d. Sequoyah 35-14

at Creekview

Westminster

0-0

2-0

d. Laney 14-6

at Elbert Co.

Decatur

0-0

1-1

d. Jackson, Atl. 14-12

at Towers (Sat., AV)

Douglass

0-0

1-1

d. Cross Keys 47-2

vs. McNair (L)

Therrell

0-0

1-1

d. McNair 14-0

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

Washington

0-0

0-2

Did not play

at Jackson, Atlanta (G)

 Region 5-AAA

Team

Reg.

All

Last week

This week

Central (Carrollton)

0-0

2-0

d. B.E.S.T. Acad. 28-6

vs. Hardaway

Callaway

0-0

2-1

d. Heard Co. 49-20

Does not play

Rockmart

0-0

1-1

l. to Sonoraville 40-26

vs. Coosa

Cedartown

0-0

0-2

l. to NW Whitfield 37-20

at Bowdon

Haralson County

0-0

0-2

l. to Mt. Zion, Car. 48-31

Does not play

Pepperell

0-0

0-2

l. to Bowdon 21-0

vs. Chestatee

 

Region 6-AAA

Team

Reg.

All

Last week

This week

Adairsville

0-0

2-0

Did not play

vs. Ringgold

Calhoun

0-0

2-0

d. Carrollton 34-6

at Gordon Central

Ringgold

0-0

2-0

Did not play

at Adairsville

North Murray

0-0

1-1

d. Chattooga 42-22

vs. Sonoraville

Sonoraville

0-0

1-1

d. Rockmart 40-26

at North Murray

Coahulla Creek

0-0

0-2

l. to Armuchee 20-0

vs. Lakeview-Ft. Ogle.

Gordon Central

0-0

0-2

l. to SE Whitfield 28-10

vs. Calhoun

Lakeview-Ft. Ogle.

0-0

0-2

l. to Heritage 28-12

at Coahulla Creek

Murray County

0-0

0-2

l. to Fannin Co. 55-7

Does not play

 

Region 7-AAA

Team

Reg.

All

Last week

This week

West Hall

0-0

2-0

d. Chestatee 31-0

vs. North Hall

Banks County

0-0

1-1

d. Johnson, Gain. 28-24

vs. East Jackson

East Hall

0-0

1-1

l. to Pickens 38-10

Does not play

Fannin County

0-0

1-1

d. Murray Co. 55-7

vs. Armuchee

Dawson County

0-0

0-2

l. to Gilmer 23-0

at Heritage, Ringgold

Franklin County

0-0

0-2

l. to Hart Co. 41-14

Does not play

Lumpkin County

0-0

0-2

l. to Union Co. 28-7

vs. Johnson, Gainesville

 

Region 8-AAA

Team

Reg.

All

Last week

This week

Jefferson

0-0

3-0

d. North Hall 48-8

vs. Commerce

Elbert County

0-0

2-0

d. Stephens Co. 35-33

vs. Westminster

Hart County

0-0

2-0

d. Franklin Co. 41-14

at Thomson

Oconee County

0-0

2-0

d. Athens Christian 13-3

vs. Putnam Co.

East Jackson

0-0

1-1

Did not play

at Banks Co.

Morgan County

0-0

1-1

d. Putnam Co. 42-6

vs. Greene Co.

Jackson County

0-0

0-2

l. to White Co. 34-26

at Rabun 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; H - Henderson; L - Lakewood; M - Mills; PV - Panthersville; SC - Southern Crescent; SM - Savannah Memorial

 

 

 

 

 

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10-0 no more

Sixteen teams went unbeaten and untied in the 2013 regular season, but 10 of them have already lost or tied in 2014. Here are those 10, plus the six whose regular-season winning streaks go back to the 2012 season:

 

Archer

Benedictine

Cartersville

Creekside

Eagle's Landing Christian

Lamar County

Monroe Area

Mount Pisgah

Seminole County

Tucker

 

Still going:

19 - Kell

*18 - Buford

17 - Griffin

15 - Aquinas

16 - Washington-Wilkes

13 - Washington County

 

*Would be 21 except for forfeits in 2012.

Trivia

Cartersville's 21-game winning streak in the regular season was snapped last week by North Cobb. Cartersville's run had been the longest active streak of its kind in the state. In 2013, three of the 15 all-time longest regular-season winning streaks came to an end. One was 49 games, and the other two were 39 games. Which three teams had their long winning steaks in the regular season ended in 2013? (Answer Friday)

 

Answer to Wednesday's question: Ronnie Brown (Cartersville) of the Houston Texans has been in the NFL longer than any other former Georgia high school running back. This is the ninth season for the former first-round draft pick.

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Four Questions Presented By Wilson   

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GHSF Daily asked Georgia head coaches to answer these four questions. We'll report from a different head coach each day.

 

Brad Dehem, Brookstone

1. Who is/was the most influential person in your coaching career? "Greg Moore (First Presbyterian) and Franklin Pridgen (Wesleyan). Greg's mentoring influenced how I call plays, analyze the game and prepare a plan. Franklin showed me true leadership among staff and players united for a single purpose and was a great example as a husband and father. Both are friends and outstanding Christian men."

 

2. Who is the best Georgia player you ever faced? "Nick Marshall, Wilcox County (2009, 2010). Offense is obvious. People don't realize what he was on defense. I had a quarterback (Baylor) and a wide receiver (Appalachian State) that were great players. Nick had two picks with one returned for a touchdown in the first half. We didn't throw it his way again."

 

3. What is the best team you ever faced as a coach? "Buford, 2007. Seven shutouts. Won the semifinal game 48-0 and the state championship 50-0."

 

4. If you were Gary Phillips, the new head of the GHSA, what would be the first rule that you would try to change? "Rule for Class A schools only. In counting quarters in Class A football for athletes, any special-teams play should not be counted against a player's weekly participation. Depth is always an issue to get starters off the field, and backups are always underclassmen. It's hard to reward an underclassman for great effort and put him on a varsity special team, and then punish him as a league by only letting him develop as a position player for two quarters in a JV game."

 

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Watch The Games

On TV

Today

*Southeast Bulloch at Bryan County, 7 p.m., WSAV My LC 3.2 (Savannah)

Friday

*Burke County at North Augusta, S.C., 7:30 p.m., WJBF Me-TV 6.2 (Augusta)

*Savannah Christian at Savannah Country Day, 7:30 p.m., WGSA This TV 35.5 (Savannah)

*Tucker at M.L. King, 7:30 p.m., GPB

 

On the Web

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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.

Today

*Walnut Grove at Spalding, 7 p.m.

Friday

*Apalachee at Salem, 7 p.m.

*Charlton County at Bacon County, 7 p.m.

*Harris County at Troup, 7 p.m.

*Loganville at Heritage (Conyers), 7 p.m.

*Rockdale County at Lowndes, 7 p.m.

*Whitefield Academy at Mount Zion (Carroll), 7 p.m.

*Clarke Central at Cedar Shoals, 7:15 p.m.

*Forsyth Central at Cass, 7:15 p.m.

*Pierce County at Cook, 7:15 p.m.

*Westminster at Elbert County, 7:15 p.m.

*Pope at Etowah, 7:20 p.m.

*Arabia Mountain at Marist, 7:30 p.m.

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

*Coffee at Ware County, 7:30 p.m.

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

*Eagle's Landing Christian at Mount Pisgah Christian, 7:30 p.m.

*Grayson at Archer, 7:30 p.m.

*Marietta at South Cobb, 7:30 p.m.

*Northview at North Forsyth, 7:30 p.m.

*Tucker at M.L. King, 7:30 p.m.

*Cambridge at Rome, 8 p.m.

*Americus-Sumter at Thomas County Central, 11 p.m. (on demand)

 

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*Sandy Creek at Newnan, 7:30 p.m. Friday

 

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*Peachtree Ridge at McEachern, 7:20 p.m. Friday

 

 

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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.

 

Thursday's games

Bryan Co. vs. Southeast Bulloch -2

Henry Co. vs. Mount Zion, Jones. -14

Perry vs. Macon Co. -9

Riverdale vs. Hampton -32

Spalding vs. Walnut Grove -3

Toombs Co. vs. Beach -13

 

Friday's games

Alexander vs. Chapel Hill -25

Allatoona at Lithia Springs -37

Alpharetta vs. Johns Creek -31

Appling Co. vs. Tattnall Co. -9

Aquinas vs. Our Lady of Mercy -23

Athens Acad. vs. Oglethorpe Co. -17

Atkinson Co. vs. Baconton -24

B.E.S.T. Academy vs. Therrell -25

Bainbridge vs. Monroe -9

Banks Co. vs. East Jackson -11

Benedictine at Liberty Co. -15

Blessed Trinity at Creekview -25

Bowdon vs. Cedartown -6

Brookwood at Parkview -3

Calhoun at Gordon Central -42

Camden Co. vs. Brunswick -28

Campbell vs. Lakeside, Atlanta -25

Cartersville at North Paulding -7

Carver, Atlanta vs. Dunwoody -13

Central, Carrollton vs. Hardaway -38

Central, Macon vs. Jordan -8

Charlton Co. at Bacon Co. -15

Cherokee vs. Wheeler -9

Chestatee at Pepperell -14

Christian Heritage vs. Gordon Lee -5

Clarke Central at Cedar Shoals -10

Clinch Co. at Berrien -11

Columbia vs. Stone Mountain -22

Coosa at Rockmart -1

Crawford Co. at Stewart Co. -6

Creekside vs. Druid Hills -34

Crisp Co. at Worth Co. 0

Dacula at Berkmar -35

Dalton vs. North Atlanta -39

Darlington vs. King's Ridge -19

Dawson Co. at Heritage, Ring. -16

Dodge Co. vs. Savannah -24

Drew vs. North Clayton -20

Dublin vs. Twiggs Co. -38

Dutchtown vs. Starr's Mill -7

Eagle's Landing vs. Jonesboro -11

ELCA at Mount Pisgah Christian -14

East Coweta at Whitewater -6

East Laurens at Jenkins Co. -10

East Paulding vs. South Paulding -8

Effingham Co. vs. S. Effingham -15

Emanuel Co. Institute at Portal -30

Etowah vs. Pope -32

Evans at Grovetown -14

Fannin Co. vs. Armuchee -17

Fellowship Christian vs. Chattooga -1

First Presbyterian vs. Monticello -17

Flowery Branch at Lanier -7

Forsyth Central at Cass -3

Gainesville vs. Winder-Barrow -37

Grady vs. Redan -35

Grayson at Archer -15

Greenville at Schley Co. -14

Griffin vs. Eastside -32

Groves vs. Windsor Forest -14

Hancock Central at Josey -20

Harlem vs. Warren Co. -7

Harrison at Osborne -31

Hart Co. at Thomson -2

Hawkinsville vs. Taylor Co. -17

Heard Co. vs. South Atlanta -25

Hephzibah vs. Glascock Co. -16

Hiram vs. Paulding Co. -4

Jackson Co. at Rabun Co. -3

Jeff Davis at Montgomery Co. -8

Jefferson vs. Commerce -34

Johnson Co. at Wilkinson Co. -5

Jones Co. at Greenbrier -29

K.I.P.P. Atlanta at N. Cobb Christ. -14

Kell at Sequoyah -28

Kendrick at Jackson -6

Kennesaw Mtn. vs. Douglas Co. -5

Lakeview Academy at Towns Co. -7

Lakeview-FO at Coahulla Creek -10

Lamar Co. at Mary Persons -3

Lambert at Centennial -16

Laney vs. Albany -31

Lassiter vs. Woodstock -5

Lincoln Co. at Westside, Augusta -17

Locust Grove at Pike Co. -9

Loganville at Heritage, Conyers -5

Lovejoy vs. Hillgrove -3

Lowndes vs. Rockdale Co. -33

Luella vs. Forest Park -32

Lumpkin Co. vs. Johnson, Gaines. -8

Manchester vs. Columbus -13

Marietta at South Cobb -14

Marion Co. at Dooly Co. -3

Marist vs. Arabia Mountain -27

McIntosh at Ola -16

McNair vs. Douglass -7

Meadowcreek vs. Clarkston -9

Metter at Long Co. -21

Model at Bremen -7

Morgan Co. vs. Greene Co. -21

Mount de Sales vs. Georgia Mil. -13

New Hampstead vs. Islands -11

New Manchester vs. Villa Rica -3

Newton vs. Westlake -2

North Cobb vs. Monroe Area -38

North Hall at West Hall -8

Northgate at Woodland, Stock. -15

Northside, WR vs. Lakeside, Ev. -30

Northview at North Forsyth -4

Oconee Co. vs. Putnam Co. -13

Pacelli vs. Central, Talbotton -40

Peach Co. vs. Southwest -36

Peachtree Ridge at McEachern -2

Pebblebrook vs. Alcovy -3

Pelham vs. Miller Co. -11

Pierce Co. at Cook -9

Prince Ave. vs. George Walton -13

Richmond Hill at Bradwell Institute -25

Ridgeland vs. Dade Co. -7

Ringgold at Adairsville -12

River Ridge vs. North Springs -20

Riverside Military at Hapeville -8

Rome vs. Cambridge -8

Rutland vs. Howard -2

Salem vs. Apalachee -18

Sandy Creek at Newnan -22

Savannah. Christian at SCD -33

Seminole Co. vs. Mitchell Co. -7

Sonoraville at North Murray -6

South Forsyth at Habersham -30

S. Gwinnett vs. Cent. Gwinnett -6

Sprayberry at Woodland, Carters. -8

St. Pius vs. Lithonia -19

Stephenson vs. Banneker -25

Stockbridge vs. Morrow -37

Tattnall Square vs. Strong Rock -25

Telfair Co. vs. Treutlen -15

Temple at Social Circle -22

Thomas Cent. vs. Amer.-Sumter -28

Tift Co. at Baldwin -17

Trion at LaFayette -8

Troup vs. Harris Co. -7

Tucker vs. M. L. King -27

Turner Co. at Randolph-Clay -16

Union Grove vs. Mundy's Mill -1

Upson-Lee vs. Northeast -10

Valdosta vs. Thomasville -34

Walker at Pinecrest Academy -3

Walton vs. Roswell -20

Ware Co. vs. Coffee -4

Warner Robins at Cross Creek -40

Washington vs. Jackson, Atlanta -10

Washington Co. at Veterans -39

Wash.-Wilkes at Jefferson Co. -7

West Forsyth at Chattahoochee -9

Westminster at Elbert Co. -7

Westover vs. Northside, Col. -23

Westside, Macon at W. Laurens -14

Wheeler Co. vs. Mount Vernon -14

White Co. vs. Pace Academy -12

Whitefield Acd. at Mt. Zion, Carroll -2

Wilcox Co. at Calhoun Co. -12

Woodward Academy at Lovett -9

 

Saturday's games

Cedar Grove vs. Miller Grove -7

Decatur vs. Towers -17

Houston Co. vs. Richmond Acad. -25

Correction

There are four former Georgia players who are rookie running backs in the NFL this season. They are Isaiah Crowell (Carver-Columbus) of the Browns, Juwan Thompson (Woodward Academy) of the Broncos, Storm Johnson (Loganville) of the Jaguars and Jerick McKinnon (Sprayberry) of the Vikings. Our Daily Trivia on Wednesday left one out.