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Thursday, October 23, 2014

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GHSF Daily will publish its statewide yardage leaderboard on Friday. Please report eligible rushers (minimum 600 yards), passers (800 yards) and receivers (350 yards) toghsfdaily@bellsouth.net.

 

Weekend Preview: GHSF Daily's 10 Best
Presented By Georgia Prep Sports Academy

1

Buford at North Oconee

When, where: 7:30 p.m. Friday, Titan Stadium, Bogart

Records, rankings: Buford is 7-0 overall, 4-0 in Region 8-AAAA and No. 1; North Oconee is 5-2, 4-0 and unranked.

Last meeting: Buford won 13-0 in the second round of the 2012 Class AAA playoffs.

Three things to know: 1. These are two of the three unbeaten teams in 8-AAAA play. The other is Stephens County (6-1 4-0), which plays North Oconee next week and Buford the week after. 2. North Oconee RB Kawon Bryant has rushed for 906 yards and scored 13 touchdowns, giving him 86 scores in his career. He has reported offers from Georgia State, Cincinnati and Central Arkansas. QB Tate Adcock is 55-for-91 passing for 805 yards and six touchdowns. Zantravious Shields, the leading rusher last season for Prince Avenue Christian, is playing mostly in the secondary after transferring and is the team's top tackler. 3. Buford has won its four 8-AAAA games by an average score of 51-7, and starters have typically been pulled by the third quarter, so their individual statistics aren't outstanding. QB Luke Humphrey (38-for-62) has thrown for 588 yards. Joshua Thomas (399 yards) and Xavier Gantt (372) are the leading rushers and benefit from a big offense line that includes Nick Polino (committed to North Carolina) and Hunter Holland (Western Kentucky). The main defenders are linebackers Konnor Houston (offered by Georgia State and others) and Austin Smith (Tennessee), DT Quay Picou (Tennessee) and DB David Curry (Virginia).

 

Carver (Atlanta) at Mays

When, where: 8 p.m. Friday, Lakewood Stadium, Atlanta

Records, rankings: Carver is 6-1 overall, 2-0 in Region 6-AAAAA Div. B and No. 7; Mays is 5-2, 1-1 and unranked.

Last meeting: Carver won 20-19 in 2013.

Three things to know: 1. With a victory, Carver would clinch the No. 1 seed in the subregion and face the Division A winner in a 10th regular-season game for the region title. If Mays wins, then eighth-ranked Creekside - which beat Mays, but lost to Carver - is the subregion front-runner because of having the tiebreaker advantage if there is a three-way tie for first. Carver likely would finish third. 2. Junior RB Gregory Payton is the focal point of Carver's offense, which rushes about 75 percent of the time. Payton has 1,087 rushing yards (at least 100 in every game), 268 receiving yards and seven touchdowns. The team's best all-around player is DB/WR Aaron Williams, who has 67 solo tackles (twice that of any other Carver player). Williams is committed to Nebraska. 3. Mays' leading rusher is a Carver transfer, Charlie Patrick, who has 292 yards in a balanced offense with no one standout player. QB Asahnia Aderhold is 39-of-72 passing for 579 yards. Mays is ranked second in AAAAA scoring defense, allowing 11.9 points. DE Natrez Patrick, who is committed to Georgia, has a team-leading 32 tackles and nine sacks.

 

ELCA at Landmark Christian

When, where: 7:30 p.m. Friday, Bill Thorn Stadium, Fairburn

Records, rankings: Eagle's Landing Christian is 1-6 overall, 1-0 in Region 5-A and unranked: Landmark Christian is 6-1, 1-0 and No. 7.

Last meeting: Eagle's Landing Christian won 35-0 in 2013.

Watch the game: Online at NFHS Network

Three things to know: 1. Eagle's Landing Christian and Landmark Christian are two of the three unbeaten teams in five-team Region 5-A, and the winner will be tied for first place with Our Lady of Mercy, which is idle this week. Our Lady will play ELCA next week and Landmark Christian in the regular-season finale, both at home. 2. Despite its 1-6 record and No. 19 ranking in this week's private-school power ratings, ELCA remains a playoff threat. The Chargers have played the most difficult schedule in Class A, according to the Maxwell Ratings - their six losses came against teams with a combined record of 34-8. ELCA has won 32 consecutive region games. Players to watch are MLB Chase Burdette (74 tackles) and QB D.J. Hammond (500 yards rushing, 200 passing, in only three games). 3. Landmark Christian is the second-highest scoring team in Class A, averaging 42.3 point per game. The War Eagles are led by QB Stockton McGuire (845 yards and seven touchdowns passing, 412 yards and 10 TDs rushing) and RB Lofton Tidwell, who is having a breakout season. The sophomore has rushed for 1,018 yards and 14 TDs on 91 carries (11.2 ypc) and had a 395-yard game against Rockmart on Oct. 3.

 

Grayson at Dacula

When, where: 7:30 p.m. Friday, Barron Field, Dacula

Records, rankings: Grayson is 8-0 overall, 6-0 in Region 8-AAAAAA and No. 2; Dacula is 7-0, 5-0 and No. 3.

Last meeting: Dacula won 14-7 in 2013.

Watch the game: Online at ScoreATL.com

Three things to know: 1. Grayson can clinch its fifth region title in seven seasons with a victory. Dacula, which last won a region title in 2005, would need to win another game, against Archer or Brookwood. Dacula would hold a tiebreaker advantage in a three-way tie if the Falcons beat Grayson but lose to Archer. 2. Dacula has run (287.1 rushing yards per game) and stopped the run (74.9 rushing yards allowed per game) as well as any team in the state. The Falcons have completed only 21 passes. RB/CB C.J. Mays leads Dacula in rushing (633 yards on 60 carries) and interceptions (three, two returned for touchdowns). Also prominent on defense are LB Lawson Cook (team-leading 52 tackles), LB/NG Bijan Sirleaf (12 tackles for losses) and DE Jordan Sanders (6.5 sacks). 3. Dacula has no major college prospects. Grayson has five on defense alone - DL Justin Young (committed to Georgia), LB Mohamed Barry (Wisconsin), DB Jordan Hayes (Duke), LB Daniel Fennell (20 offers) and junior DE Mykelle McDaniel (Georgia offer).

 

Harris County at Carver (Columbus)

When, where: 7:30 p.m. Friday, A.J. McClung Memorial Stadium, Columbus

Records, rankings: Harris County is 5-2 overall, 3-0 in Region 1-AAAAA and unranked; Carver is 6-1, 3-0 and No. 5.

Last meeting: Carver won 42-0 in 2007.

Three things to know: 1. Carver is led by four players who are rated at least three-star recruits by Rivals. DE Mekhi Brown (committed to Alabama) and DB Khane Pass (Louisville) made first-team all-state in Class AAA last season. Jawon Pass (about 20 Division I offers) is ranked by 247Sports as nation's top dual-threat junior quarterback, and junior DB Javontay Smith has reported offers from Indiana and UAB. 2. Harris County is primarily a running team, averaging 324.4 yards per game rushing compared to 125.4 passing. Four players average at least six carries and 50 yards per game. Tae Crowder is the leader with 85 carries for 686 yards and 14 touchdowns, but he gets help from QB TaQuon Marshall (89-685-5), Jacob Rovig (71-362-2) and T.J. Chiles (43-352-3). Marshall is 50-for-87 passing for 878 yards and 12 TDs. 3. Harris County and Carver are tied for first place in 1-AAAAA and will be favored in their remaining games, so the winner is likely to be the region champion. These schools are located about 26 miles apart but have played just twice in history, with Carver winning both in 2006 and 2007. Carver has won seven consecutive region titles in lower classifications.

 

Hart County at Oconee County

When, where: 7:30 p.m. Friday, Warrior Stadium, Watkinsville

Records, rankings: Hart County is 7-0 overall, 3-0 in Region 8-AAA and No. 9; Oconee County is 7-0, 3-0 and unranked.

Last meeting: Hart County won 44-14 in 2013.

Three things to know: 1. Hart County has a balanced offense (199.0 yards per game passing, 187.1 rushing). QB Cameron Fouch has emerged as a candidate for Class AAA offensive player of the year. He is 79-of-123 passing for 1,393 yards and 14 touchdowns. Nine players have TD receptions. 2. Oconee County's offense is even more balanced - 182.1 passing, 182.3 rushing. QB Zeb Noland is 50-of-96 passing for 1,053 yards and eight touchdowns. Christian Casey is the leading rusher with 792 yards on 119 carries. Oconee County's defense has been outstanding, allowing 12.7 points per game, and only 7.0 in the first three quarters. 3. The winner of this game will be tied with idle Jefferson (8-0, 4-0) for the region lead.

Both teams are 7-0 for the first time since 2001, when Hart finished 12-1 and Oconee finished 11-1. Oconee County PK Mahran Ahmadipour kicked a 46-yard field goal as time expired in the 33-31 victory over Morgan County last week. Oconee's start is the more surprising under first-year coach Travis Noland, who was 7-2 against Hart County while at Stephens County. Noland's Warriors are the only undefeated team in any classification that is not ranked. Their schedule is rated the 64th-toughest in AAA by the Maxwell Ratings.

 

Norcross at Peachtree Ridge

When, where: 7:30 p.m. Friday, Lions' Den, Suwanee

Records, rankings: Norcross is 6-1 overall, 4-0 in Region 7-AAAAAA and No. 5; Peachtree Ridge is 5-2, 3-1 and unranked.

Last meeting: Norcross won 24-20 in 2013.

Watch the game: Online at wsbtv.com

Three things to know: 1. Norcross has sole possession of first place in the region, and Peachtree Ridge is tied for second with North Gwinnett, Collins Hill and Mill Creek. Norcross and Peachtree Ridge have played North Gwinnett (Norcross won, Peachtree Ridge lost), and both face Collins Hill and Mill Creek in the final two weeks of the season. No team other than Norcross, North Gwinnett or Peachtree Ridge has won this region since current 8-AAAAAA member Dacula won it in 2005. 2. Norcross has a balanced offense that averages 165.7 yards passing and 163.1 rushing. Quarterbacks Griffin Barker and Jacob Gassert are a combined 80-for-144 for 1,131 yards with six touchdowns, but Barker has thrown seven interceptions. Junior Jamir Billings is the leading rusher with 641 yards and eight touchdowns on 119 carries. 3. Peachtree Ridge relies more on the passing game. Senior quarterback Chance Thrasher has completed 122 of 204 attempts and is third in Gwinnett County in yardage with 1,718 and second in touchdowns with 19. But the Lions can run the ball, too. They average 186.9 yards rushing, led by senior Na'Ceem Antenor's 554 yards on 100 carries.

 

South Forsyth at Alpharetta

When, where: 7:30 p.m. Friday, Raider Stadium, Alpharetta

Records, rankings: South Forsyth is 5-2 overall, 5-1 in Region 6-AAAAAA and unranked; Alpharetta is 6-1, 6-0 and unranked.

Last meeting: Alpharetta won 38-16 in 2013.

Three things to know: 1. Alpharetta is the only remaining unbeaten team in 6-AAAAAA play and is one game ahead of South Forsyth. A victory would leave Alpharetta needing just one win in its final two games (against 5-2 Northview and 1-6 North Forsyth) to claim its third region title in four years. South Forsyth probably needs to beat Alpharetta and win its final two games (vs. 0-7 Johns Creek and 4-3 Lambert) to capture its first region title since 1997. 2. South Forsyth RB Tyler LaFlamme was held about 40 yards below his rushing average last week, finishing with 134 yards and both touchdowns in a 27-14 loss to West Forsyth. Still, he remains the top rusher in Class AAAAAA with 1,189 yards. LaFlamme is the offensive focus, but the War Eagles also have a productive passing game, led by QB Matt White (almost 1,300 yards). South Forsyth averages 39 points per game, fourth-best in AAAAAA. 3. Alpharetta has a balanced offense, as evidenced by its 235 yards rushing and 232 passing in a 56-7 victory against Chattahoochee last week. QB Austin King has passed for 1,321 yards (unofficially), and RBs Miles Smith and Lemuel Cobbs both rush for about 70 yards per game.

 

Westlake at Hughes

When, where: 3 p.m. Saturday, Panther Stadium, Fairburn

Records, rankings: Westlake is 5-1 overall, 4-0 in Region 3-AAAAAA and unranked; Hughes is 6-1, 4-0 and No. 4.

Last meeting: Hughes won 30-0 in 2013.

Three things to know: 1. The winner of this game will be the Region 3 champion barring an 0-2 finish against teams currently with losing records. Hughes, the two-time defending region champion, has won the past three meetings between these two rather easily. Westlake's only region titles came in 2002 and 2005. These south Fulton County schools are eight miles apart. 2. Westlake is allowing 5.5 points per game, fewest in Class AAAAAA. Nigel Warrior, a junior safety with 12 scholarship offers, including one from Georgia, has intercepted a pass, forced a fumble and blocked two punts. CB Ronnie Blackmon, also a dangerous receiver and punt returner, is another junior with several Division I offers. DE/LB Julian Jones is committed to Arkansas State. But the defensive MVP has probably been LB Jamal Angrish, the team leader in solo tackles (32) and sacks (seven). On offense, QB Dakota Rocker had the best game of his career last week against Douglas County, passing for 261 yards and four touchdowns. 3. Hughes has become a passing team this season with the emergence of sophomore QB Isaiah Green, who is 77-of-151 for 1,111 yards and 12 touchdowns, at least one in each game. Kenyon Houston, a possession receiver, is the top target with 42 catches for 327 yards. He also has a team-leading six interceptions. Hughes is most noted for its defense. LB Montravious Adams has committed to Auburn, and DE D'Andre Walker has an offer from Auburn and several other major D-I programs.

 

Woodward Academy at Sandy Creek

When, where: 7:30 p.m. Friday, The Battlefield, Tyrone

Records, rankings: Woodward Academy is 6-1 overall, 2-0 in Region 5-AAAA and No. 6; Sandy Creek is 7-0, 2-0 and No. 2.

Last meeting: Sandy Creek won 26-0 in 2005.

Watch the game: Online at NFHS Network

Three things to know: 1. Woodward Academy and Sandy Creek are the only remaining teams that are undefeated in 5-AAAA, a region that has had five of its six teams ranked in the top 10 at some point this season, and the winner will be the favorite to win the region title. Sandy Creek has won six consecutive region championships - a run that also includes three state titles - and eight overall. Woodward Academy has won 11 region titles but none since 1997. 2. Junior Elijah Holyfield gets the bulk of the work for a balanced Woodward Academy offense that averages 178.6 yards rushing and 151.7 passing. He has carried 126 times for 984 yards and 16 touchdowns. Mack Green (35 carries, 138 yards) is the only other player with more than 10 carries. QB Jes Sutherland is 52-for-79 passing for 807 yards and 12 touchdowns with no interceptions. 3. Sandy Creek is more of a running team (227.6 rushing, 89.9 passing) and relies on RB Eric Swinney. The senior, who has committed to Ole Miss, has rushed for 1,094 yards and 13 touchdowns on 170 carries. DE Trent Sellers (committed to Georgia Tech) is the leader on defense with 16 solo and 56 total tackles.

 

Georgia Prep Sports Academy is a preparatory school for high school graduates who wish to improve their academic credentials and athletic skills for college football. For more information on GPSA's programs, visit the school's Web site atgeorgiaprepsportsacademy.org.

Four Questions Presented By NFHS Network 
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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.

 

George Collins, Rutland

1. Who is/was the most influential person in your coaching career? "My high school coach, Robert Davis, at Warner Robins. I had the privilege of having had Coach Davis as a position coach for two seasons and a head coach my senior year. There is no doubt in my mind that I became the player I became at the University of Georgia and professionally because of his coaching. He taught me the importance of the little things as an offensive lineman, starting with the first step and ending at the whistle. He taught me the importance of work and never taking anything or anyone for granted. I have carried the things I leaned from him as a player to my coaching career."

 

2. Who is the best Georgia player you ever faced? "Bennie Jones and/or Tim Walker, both from Northside High School. Bennie in 1972 and Tim in 1973. This game was always so big that neither side wanted to lose. Both Bennie and Tim were very good defensive linemen in their own rights, but being from across town and the importance of the game always brought out the best in everyone. It was always great competition and a challenge the Friday night Warner Robins played Northside."

 

3. What is the best team you ever faced as a coach? "Griffin 2013. This was a well-coached and very athletic football team that ended up winning the state championship in AAAA. Griffin had a lot of weapons on offense and a very stout defense."

 

4. If you were Gary Phillips, the new head of the GHSA, what would be the first rule that you would try to change? "I am not sure if I would change anything. It is a difficult position, and it is not a one-size-fits-all. But if I could change something, I would allow a controlled scrimmage for football in the spring. It could be based on a certain number of plays. It would really benefit the teams that have depth issues. It would put more excitement into spring football."

 

NFHS Network powered by PlayOn Sports is the official digital network partner of the GHSA and the School Broadcast Program. NFHSNetwork.com/ghsa (formerly GHSA.tv) produces live and on-demand playoffs and state-championship events in football, cross country, cheerleading, volleyball, swimming, wrestling, basketball, gymnastics, soccer, lacrosse, track and baseball. NFHS Network - We Are High School.

Watch The Games

On TV

Today

Savannah at Islands, 7 p.m., WSAV My LC 3.2 (Savannah)

Friday

*Northwest Whitfield at Ridgeland, 7 p.m., WFLI (Chattanooga)

*Collins Hill at Mill Creek, 7:30 p.m., GPB

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

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

 

On the Web

2NFHS Network

The NFHS Network will present live streaming of the following games this week. To view the games, clickhere. Note that the times listed are the start of the broadcast and not necessarily the kickoff time, and that more games might be added to the schedule.

Today

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

Friday

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

*Bacon County at Vidalia, 7 p.m.

*Callaway at Pepperell, 7 p.m.

*Douglass at Westminster, 7 p.m.

*Lakeside (Atlanta) at Rockdale County, 7 p.m.

*St. Francis at Whitefield Academy, 7 p.m.

*Salem at Lanier, 7 p.m.

*Troup at Carrollton, 7 p.m.

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

*Groves at Benedictine, 7:15 p.m.

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

*River Ridge at Cass, 7:15 p.m.

*Winder-Barrow at Clarke Central, 7:15 p.m.

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

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

*Columbia at Marist, 7:30 p.m.

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

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

*Lovett at Wesleyan, 7:30 p.m.

*North Murray at Adairsville, 7:30 p.m.

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

*Woodward Academy at Sandy Creek, 7:30 p.m.

 

WSBTV.com

*Norcross at Peachtree Ridge, 7:30 p.m. Friday

 

ScoreATL.com

*Grayson at Dacula, 7:20 p.m. Friday

 

Highlights

1Southeast Football Fridays

A fast-paced show featuring live look-ins, highlights and analysis from nearly 100 games across Georgia and the Southeast, 7:30 p.m. at NFHSnetwork.com.

 
REGION STANDINGS: Class AAA

Region 1-AAA

Division A

Team

Reg.

All

Last week

This week*

Cook

5-0

6-2

d. Appling Co. 44-14

at Dodge Co.

Dodge County

4-0

7-0

Did not play

vs. Cook

Pierce County

3-1

6-1

d. Toombs Co. 41-6

at Appling Co.

Appling County

2-2

4-3

l. to Cook 44-14

vs. Pierce Co.

Brantley County

1-3

3-4

d. Tattnall Co. 38-14

at Toombs Co.

Toombs County

0-4

2-5

l. to Pierce Co. 41-6

vs. Brantley Co.

Tattnall County

0-5

3-5

l. to Brantley Co. 38-14

Does not play

Division B

Team

Reg.

All

Last week

This week

Jenkins

3-0

5-2

d. Savannah 42-0

vs. SE Bulloch (Sa., SM)

Southeast Bulloch

3-0

3-4

d. Johnson, Sav. 24-18

at Jenkins (Sa., SM)

Beach

2-2

3-5

d. Islands 32-0

at Johnson, Sav. (SM)

Johnson (Savannah)

1-1

1-5

l. to SE Bulloch 24-18

vs. Beach (SM)

Islands

0-3

1-6

l. to Beach 32-0

at Savannah (Thu., SM)

Savannah

0-3

1-6

l. to Jenkins 42-0

vs. Islands (Thu., SM)

GHSF Daily's projected playoff teams: 1. Dodge County, 2. Jenkins, 3. Cook, 4. Pierce County

 

Region 2-AAA

Team

Reg.

All

Last week

This week

Peach County

6-0

8-0

d. Jackson 52-17

vs. Jordan

Westside (Macon)

5-0

7-0

Did not play

vs. Spencer (Thu., ED)

Jackson

3-2

4-3

l. to Peach Co. 52-17

vs. Central, Macon

Rutland

3-3

3-5

d. Spencer 26-0

Does not play

Central (Macon)

2-3

3-4

d. Southwest 37-0

at Jackson

Southwest

2-3

3-4

l. to Central, Macon 37-0

at Kendrick (Sat., K)

Kendrick

1-4

3-4

d. Jordan 24-6

vs. Southwest (Sat., K)

Spencer

1-4

1-6

l. to Rutland 26-0

at Westside (Thu., ED)

Jordan

1-5

2-6

l. to Kendrick 24-6

at Peach Co.

Projected playoff teams: 1. Peach County, 2. Westside (Macon), 3. Jackson, 4. Rutland

 

Region 3-AAA

Team

Reg.

All

Last week

This week

Washington County

3-0

7-0

d. Butler 52-14

vs. Josey

Hephzibah

2-1

5-2

d. Glenn Hills 23-19

vs. Laney

Laney

2-1

4-3

d. Josey 41-0

at Hephzibah

Westside (Augusta)

2-1

3-3-1

Did not play

vs. Glenn Hills

Butler

2-2

2-4

l. to Wash. Co. 52-14

vs. New Hampstead

Glenn Hills

1-3

1-7

l. to Hephzibah 23-19

at Westside, Augusta

Josey

0-4

1-7

l. to Laney 41-0

at Washington Co.

Projected playoff teams: 1. Washington County, 2. Laney, 3. Westside (Augusta), 4. Butler

 

Region 4-AAA

Division A

Team

Reg.

All

Last week

This week

Cedar Grove

3-0

6-1

d. Towers 42-6

at North Clayton (SC)

Jackson (Atlanta)

2-1

4-3

d. North Clayton 34-15

vs. South Atlanta (G)

North Clayton

2-1

2-5

l. to Jackson, Atl. 34-15

vs. Cedar Grove (SC)

McNair

1-2

2-5

d. South Atlanta 13-6

at Towers (Sat., AV)

Towers

1-2

1-6

l. to Cedar Grove 42-6

vs. McNair (Sat., AV)

South Atlanta

0-3

1-6

l. to McNair 13-6

at Jackson, Atlanta (G)

Division B

Team

Reg.

All

Last week

This week

Blessed Trinity

3-0

7-0

d. Westminster 23-11

at Washington (Th., L)

Washington

3-0

4-3

d. Therrell 18-7

vs. Bless. Trinity (Th., L)

Westminster

2-1

6-1

l. to Blessed Trinity 23-11

vs. Douglass

Decatur

1-2

4-3

d. Douglass 34-14

at Therrell (L)

Douglass

0-3

2-5

l. to Decatur 34-14

at Westminster

Therrell

0-3

2-5

l. to Washington 18-7

vs. Decatur (L)

Projected playoff teams: 1. Blessed Trinity, 2. Cedar Grove, 3. Westminster, 4. Washington

 Region 5-AAA

Team

Reg.

All

Last week

This week

Central (Carrollton)

2-0

7-0

d. Pepperell 42-3

at Cedartown

Callaway

2-0

4-3

d. Rockmart 51-14

at Pepperell

Cedartown

1-1

2-5

d. Haralson Co. 38-0

vs. Central, Carrollton

Rockmart

1-1

2-5

l. to Callaway 51-14

vs. Haralson Co.

Haralson County

0-2

1-6

l. to Cedartown 38-0

at Rockmart

Pepperell

0-2

1-6

l. to Central, Carroll 42-3

vs. Callaway

Projected playoff teams: 1. Central (Carrollton), 2. Callaway, 3. Cedartown, 4. Rockmart

 

Region 6-AAA

Team

Reg.

All

Last week

This week

Calhoun

5-0

7-0

Did not play

vs. Murray Co.

Adairsville

4-1

6-1

d. Lakeview-FO 55-0

vs. North Murray

Ringgold

3-2

5-2

d. Sonoraville 38-28

vs. Coahulla Creek

North Murray

3-2

4-3

d. Coahulla Creek 48-7

at Adairsville

Sonoraville

3-3

4-4

l. to Ringgold 38-28

vs. Lakeview-Ft. Ogle.

Lakeview-Ft. Ogle.

3-3

3-5

l. to Adairsville 55-0

at Sonoraville

Murray County

2-3

2-5

d. Gordon Central 20-14

at Calhoun

Gordon Central

1-5

1-7

l. to Murray Co. 20-14

Does not play

Coahulla Creek

0-5

0-7

l. to North Murray 48-7

at Ringgold

Projected playoff teams: 1. Calhoun, 2. Adairsville, 3. Ringgold, 4. Sonoraville

 

Region 7-AAA

Team

Reg.

All

Last week

This week

West Hall

3-0

6-1

d. Franklin Co. 27-12

vs. Fannin Co.

Lumpkin County

3-1

4-4

l. to Banks Co. 49-46

Does not play

Fannin County

2-1

4-3

d. Dawson Co. 35-28

at West Hall

Banks County

1-2

4-3

d. Lumpkin Co. 49-46

vs. Dawson Co.

East Hall

1-2

3-4

d. Johnson, Gain. 42-23

vs. Franklin Co.

Franklin County

1-3

2-5

l. to West Hall 27-12

at East Hall

Dawson County

1-3

1-6

l. to Fannin Co. 35-28

at Banks Co.

Projected playoff teams: 1. West Hall, 2. Lumpkin County, 3. East Hall, 4. Fannin County

 

Region 8-AAA

Team

Reg.

All

Last week

This week

Jefferson

4-0

8-0

d. East Jackson 63-0

Does not play

Hart County

3-0

7-0

d. Jackson Co. 43-7

at Oconee Co.

Oconee County

3-0

7-0

d. Morgan Co. 33-31

vs. Hart Co.

Elbert County

1-2

4-3

Did not play

at Morgan Co.

Morgan County

1-2

3-4

l. to Oconee Co. 33-31

vs. Elbert Co.

East Jackson

0-4

1-7

l. to Jefferson 63-0

vs. Jackson Co.

Jackson County

0-4

1-7

l. to Hart Co. 43-7

at East Jackson

Projected playoff teams: 1. Jefferson, 2. Hart County, 3. Oconee County, 4. Elbert County

 

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; K - Kinnett; L - Lakewood; SC - Southern Crescent; SM - Savannah Memorial

 

 

 

 

 

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Top defenses

Teams allowing 10 points or fewer per game:

 

3.3 - Central (Carrollton)

5.5 - Westlake

6.3 - Peach County

6.4 - Grayson

6.4 - Marist

6.8 - Hawkinsville

7.0 - Buford

7.3 - Vidalia

7.6 - Jefferson

8.6 - Alpharetta

8.7 - Ware County

8.9 - Calvary Day

9.1 - Northview

9.1 - Cairo

9.1 - Savannah Christian

9.3 - West Hall

9.4 - Blessed Trinity

9.7 - Hart County

10.0 - Wesleyan

Trivia

Two active Georgia head coaches have never lost a game. Who are they? (Answer Friday)

 

Answer to Wednesday's question: Oconee County (7-0) is the only unbeaten team that is unranked. The Warriors play another unbeaten team, No. 9 Hart County (7-0), in a Region 8-AAA game this week.

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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.

 

Today's games

Blessed Trinity vs. Washington -34

Cairo vs. Monroe -27

Lovejoy vs. Newton -16

Savannah vs. Islands -15

Westside, Macon vs. Spencer -40

 

Friday's games

Adairsville vs. North Murray -34

Alexander vs. East Paulding -4

Allatoona vs. Paulding Co. -28

Alpharetta vs. South Forsyth -20

Aquinas vs. Warren Co. -41

Archer at Central Gwinnett -5

Athens Academy vs. Providence -35

Athens Christian vs. Lakeview -26

Atkinson Co. vs. Turner Co. -7

B.E.S.T. Acad. vs. KIPP Atlanta -30

Baldwin at Perry -19

Benedictine vs. Groves -36

Berrien vs. Seminole Co. -12

Bleckley Co. vs. Monticello -11

Bowdon vs. Heard Co. -15

Brantley Co. at Toombs Co. -4

Bremen at Manchester -7

Brooks Co. at Early Co. -15

Brunswick vs. Richmond Hill -19

Bryan Co. at Jeff Davis -4

Buford at North Oconee -34

Butler vs. New Hampstead -34

Calhoun vs. Murray Co. -42

Calhoun Co. at Miller Co. -19

Callaway at Pepperell -25

Calvary Day vs. Claxton -13

Cambridge vs. Riverwood -12

Cartersville vs. SE Whitfield -36

Carver, Columbus vs. Harris Co. -4

Cass vs. River Ridge -9

Cedar Grove vs. North Clayton -32

Centennial at North Forsyth -15

Central, Carrollton at Cedartown -27

Charlton Co. at Telfair Co. -16

Chattahoochee Co. at Temple -17

Christian Heritage at Walker -11

Clarke Central vs. Winder-Barrow -3

Clinch Co. vs. Lanier Co. -34

Commerce vs. Towns Co. -34

Coosa vs. Dade Co. -15

Crawford Co. vs. N. Cobb Christ. -11

Creekside vs. Banneker -38

Dalton at Woodland, Cartersville -39

Darlington at Armuchee -40

Dawson Co. at Banks Co. -1

Decatur vs. Therrell -13

Dodge Co. vs. Cook -2

Dooly Co. at Taylor Co. -19

Drew at Northgate -20

Dublin at Swainsboro -1

Dutchtown at Union Grove -9

Eagle's Landing at Walnut Grove -5

East Coweta vs. Douglas Co. -4

East Hall vs. Franklin Co. -9

Eastside vs. Hampton -37

Elbert Co. at Morgan Co. -23

ECI vs. Wheeler Co. -39

Etowah at Wheeler -10

First Presbyterian vs. Wilkinson -12

Fitzgerald vs. Pelham -34

Forsyth Central at North Springs -11

Gainesville at Cedar Shoals -34

George Walton at Hebron Christian -8

Gilmer vs. LaFayette -38

Glynn Academy at Effingham Co. -8

Grady vs. Chamblee -29

Grayson at Dacula -7

GAC vs. Holy Innocents' -39

Greene Co. at Riverside Military -6

Griffin at Pike Co. -40

Hart Co. at Oconee Co. -24

Hawkinsville vs. Schley Co. -23

Heritage, Conyers vs. Apalachee -16

Hillgrove at Harrison -20

Hiram vs. Villa Rica -12

Houston Co. at Greenbrier -36

Irwin Co. at Wilcox Co. -21

Jackson vs. Central, Macon -15

Jackson, Atlanta vs. S. Atlanta -29

Jackson Co. at East Jackson -29

Jefferson Co. at Harlem -40

Johns Creek vs. Habersham Cent. -4

Johnson, Savannah vs. Beach -3

Johnson Co. vs. Treutlen -28

Jones Co. at Evans -7

Jonesboro vs. Mt. Zion, Jones. -13

Kell vs. North Atlanta -39

LaGrange vs. Shaw -7

Lakeside, Ev. vs. Warner Robins -2

Lamar Co. at Putnam Co. -37

Landmark Christian vs. ELCA -9

Laney at Hephzibah -31

Lanier vs. Salem -17

Lassiter at Pope -2

Liberty Co. vs. Windsor Forest -30

Lincoln Co. at Georgia Military -27

Locust Grove vs. Henry Co. -2

Loganville at Flowery Branch -4

Long Co. vs. McIntosh Co. Acad. -6

Lovett at Wesleyan -24

Luella vs. Ola -6

Macon Co. vs. Northeast -21

Marion Co. at Greenville -17

Marist vs. Columbia -11

Mary Persons vs. Veterans -21

Mays vs. Carver, Atlanta -7

McEachern at Kennesaw Mtn. -31

McIntosh vs. Forest Park -20

Metter at East Laurens -10

Mill Creek vs. Collins Hill -3

Miller Grove vs. Dunwoody -9

Milton at Woodstock -20

Mitchell Co. at Terrell Co. -10

Model at Chattooga -20

Monroe Area vs. North Hall -10

Mount Paran Christian vs. Trion -33

Mount Pisgah at King's Ridge -32

Mountain View at Meadowcreek -39

Mundy's Mill vs. Starr's Mill -6

New Manchester at Chapel Hill -35

Newnan vs. Pebblebrook -20

Norcross at Peachtree Ridge -8

North Gwinnett at Duluth -38

North Paulding vs. Marietta -1

Northside, Columbus vs. Columbus -8

Northview at Chattahoochee -11

Northwest Whitfield at Ridgeland -1

Oglethorpe Co. vs. Social Circle -9

Osborne vs. Cross Keys -39

Pace Academy at Hapeville -7

Pacelli at Brookstone -5

Parkview at Shiloh -6

Peach Co. vs. Jordan -40

Pickens at Heritage, Ringgold -14

Pierce Co. at Appling Co. -7

Pinecrest Academy at Fellowship -18

Rabun Co. at Washington-Wilkes -4

Randolph-Clay at Baconton -12

Richmond Acad. vs. Cross Creek -24

Ringgold vs. Coahulla Creek -42

Rockdale Co. vs. Lakeside, Atl. -23

Rockmart vs. Haralson Co. -15

Roswell vs. Cherokee -6

Sandy Creek vs. Woodward -13

Savannah Christian vs. Portal -30

Sav. Country Day at Jenkins Co. -4

Sequoyah at Rome -4

Sonoraville vs. Lakeview-FO -29

South Cobb vs. Campbell -22

S. Effingham vs. Bradwell Inst. -20

South Gwinnett vs. Berkmar -25

South Paulding at Lithia Springs -33

Spalding vs. Riverdale -15

St. Francis at Whitefield Academy -8

St. Pius vs. Arabia Mountain -29

Stephens Co. at Madison Co. -10

Stephenson vs. M. L. King -21

Stockbridge vs. Woodland, Stock. -11

Stratford Ac. vs. Mount de Sales -17

Tattnall Square at Twiggs Co. -39

Thomas Co. Central vs. Crisp Co. -26

Tri-Cities vs. Clarkston -42

Troup at Carrollton -9

Tucker vs. Alcovy -41

Upson-Lee vs. Howard -11

Vidalia vs. Bacon Co. -31

Ware Co. at Statesboro -37

Washington Co. vs. Josey -42

Wayne Co. vs. Thomson -2

West Forsyth vs. Lambert -2

West Hall vs. Fannin Co. -21

Westminster vs. Douglass -41

Westover vs. Dougherty -28

Westside, Aug. vs. Glenn Hills -26

White Co. vs. Chestatee -18

Whitewater vs. Fayette Co. -4

Worth Co. vs. Americus-Sumter -22

 

Saturday's games

Hughes vs. Westlake -12

Jenkins vs. Southeast Bulloch -18

Kendrick vs. Southwest -6

Lithonia vs. Stone Mountain -35

Northside, W.R. vs. Grovetown -33

Southwest DeKalb vs. Druid Hills -12

Strong Rock at Mount Vernon -24

Towers vs. McNair -8

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