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Friday, Aug. 26, 2016

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Maxwell suggests 7 classes may be too many
One of the insights of the computer Maxwell Ratings this week is that Class AAAAA, according to Maxwell's math, is no better than AAAA. In fact, Maxwell's top seven teams in AAAA are actually slightly stronger than their corresponding teams in AAAAA, says Maxwell.
 
No. 1 Cartersville of AAAA, for example, is rated slightly higher than No. 1 Buford of AAAAA, which is no stretch given that Cartersville beat Buford 10-0 in the AAAA title game last year.
 
The average top-10 team in AAAAA is rated 66.51 compared to the 66.53 of AAAA. The average team overall is 40.49 in AAAAA, 39.93 in AAAA. Equal.
 
Why is that significant?
 
Well, one would expect that the average team in each class to be stronger as you go up. That's the point of classification. The GHSA put a lot of effort into ensuring that super-power Buford would move up in classification through the new 3-percent rule.* Turns out it's no skin off Buford's back. The Wolves might actually have a slightly better opportunity in AAAAA than AAAA.
 
But the bigger issue is that if two classes are coming up the same, redundant as it were, then one must ask if there are too many classes. Would six do just as well since the difference between these two classes is non-existent (in football, anyway)?
 
The difference between AAA and AA isn't much either - only three points. According to Maxwell, the average AAA team would be favored by three points over the average AA team.
 
So all those private schools that were bumped out of AA and into AAA - Westminster, Greater Atlanta Christian, Pace Academy and Lovett - won't be slowed down much in a higher class. The 3-percent rule won't matter much there, either. (Pace actually chose to go to AAA despite Class A enrollment.)
 
The difference between AAA and AAAA is much more significant (nine points), so schools that were forced to play up into AAAA because of the 3-percent edict - Jefferson and Blessed Trinity being the mains ones - may feel the burn. This also means that Calhoun, which many were disappointed was not snared in the 3-percent net, is significantly better off in AAA.
 
Maxwell's rating of the classes, shown below, do seem to validate the move to what was originally called the Big 44 - a highest classification that ultimately wound up being the biggest 48 schools, down from 64 in 2015. The highest class is almost two touchdowns tougher than the second class. So those gripes about playing a 3,500-student school with 1,850 students seems to have some validity in football.
 
But is there a need for seven classes? To level the playing field, probably not. That could've been done with six.
 
AAAAAAA - 60.09
AAAAAA - 47.77
AAAAA - 40.49
AAAA - 39.93
AAA - 28.20
AA - 25.45
A - 17.49
 
*The GHSA's 3-percent rule, instituted this year, requires a school to play in a higher classification if it receives more than 3 percent of its student body outside of its county. Class A schools are exempt. The rule required larger private schools and a few city schools, such as Buford and Jefferson, to play one class higher than their enrollment placed them.
 
Battle leads Mays as Jarvis waits on APS decision
Niketa Battle is the interim coach at Mays for its opener Saturday against Stockbridge and perhaps beyond. Corey Jarvis, who has led the Raiders to a 30-9 record in his three seasons as head coach, remains on paid leave amid Atlanta Public Schools allegations of mismanaged school funds. An APS spokesperson told GHSF Daily on Thursday that the Atlanta Board of Education will review the records from a recent personnel hearing and is expected to announce a decision on Jarvis's employment at its monthly meeting on Sept. 6. Battle has been an assistant with Jarvis the past three seasons. A Tifton native, Battle also has assisted at Miller Grove and Mount Zion (Jonesboro). In 2010, he was Morrow's first choice as head coach and led the program through spring practice but was unable to continue in the fall because of a hiring freeze.
 
Parkview coach speaks out on transfer trend
At least 13 Georgia seniors who have been rated among the state's top 100 senior prospects have transferred this year. Parkview head coach Eric Godfree says the trend troubles him in ways that transcend football. There are valid reasons to change schools, Godfree said. But improving one's chances to win a championship is not his favorite. "Mainly, we need parents to grow up and help their children understand that they can make a great situation out of whatever their circumstances in life are and not make excuses," Godfree said. "Winning in life is helping someone who can't give you anything in return. That's being a great teammate, not moving somewhere where you want to take advantage of a situation and be a 'me' person.'' Godfree returned to his alma mater in 2014 to succeed his high school coach, Cecil Flowe. Godfree was an assistant on Parkview's 2000, 2001 and 2002 state championship teams.
 
Going home a winner
Speaking of returning to the alma maters, David Perno of Clarke Central and Michael Woolridge of Hardaway did that this year and got their first career head-coaching victories last week. In football, that is. Perno led the University of Georgia's baseball teams to three College World Series. He became a football coach for the first time this year, and his Gladiators beat Winder-Barrow 31-0. Hardaway and Woolridge beat Troup 21-14. Perno and Woolridge are among at least five first-year coaches who are at their alma maters. Others are Cap Burnett of North Clayton (lost to Riverdale last week, plays Washington tonight); Will Conner of Hawkinsville (opens tonight vs. Bleckley County); and Antonio Andrews of Griffin (opens tonight vs. Spalding).
 
Forsyth paper does mini-documentary on team
Sports editor Brian Paglia and the staff of the Forsyth County News have produced a mini-documentary on Forsyth Central's 2016 football season. "We're doing a 'Hard Knocks'-style series on the team leading up to and including their first game [tonight] at Dawson County," Paglia said. "It's a really cool project, headed up by our videographer, Paul Dybas, and I think it's something all football fans around the state would enjoy. Paul did an amazing job on this." Forsyth Central, which has had a largely mediocre program since its inception in 1970, has high hopes this season with the hiring of head coach Frank Hepler, who is best known in Georgia for starting the program at West Forsyth in 2007 and building it into a winner (six consecutive winning seasons). The narrator is Vince Cardoso, a Spanish teacher at the school. He does the public announcing at games and coordinates the team managers. Click to see Episode 1 and Episode 2.
 
Letter from McFerrin: Croquet anyone?
GHSF Daily has reached out to some prominent retired head coaches with designs on expanding its Four Questions feature to some of the Georgia legends of the game. Those are coming soon. Meanwhile, in our correspondence, T. McFerrin updated us on his latest adventures. McFerrin won 317 games as a Georgia coach and claimed state championships at Elbert County (1995) and Jefferson (2012). McFerrin, who lives on a golf course in Walton County, says he goes to a game every Friday night. Those are usually at Jefferson, where he most recently coached; Winder-Barrow, where son Rob is athletics director; or South Gwinnett or Mill Creek, where former assistants John Small and Shannon Jarvis, respectively, are head coaches. McFerrin has found his competitive outlet. "I used to play a lot of tennis in the offseason, but I had to have shoulder replacement surgery and that ended my tennis career," McFerrin said. "Now I'm playing a real man's game - croquet. We have a Sunday afternoon group that comes over to play in our back yard."
 
Pace, Pinecrest take on Goliaths
The GHSA limited the highest classification to the largest 48 schools this year (down from 64), the idea being there was too much difference between schools of 3,500-plus students and those with 1,750. So those in the 1,750-2,000 range were excused from the new 7A. So it will be ironic tonight when two schools with Class A enrollment - Pinecrest Academy and Pace Academy - play teams with Class AAAAAAA enrollment. Pinecrest is playing at South Forsyth, and Pace is playing at West Forsyth. Of course, Pace is competing in AAA, Pace's choice. Pace was the Class AA champion from 2015 and is loaded with some major-college prospects and could give West Forsyth all it wants. Pinecrest made the Class A private-school quarterfinals last season. South Forsyth made the AAAAAA quarterfinals. The schools' enrollment numbers are: West Forsyth (2,422), South Forsyth (2,948), Pinecrest Academy (285), Pace Academy (451).
 
Wyatt shines in losing effort
Devonte Wyatt, a defensive lineman from Towers who recently committed to Georgia, had perhaps the most impressive game of a defensive player last week. Wyatt had 11 solo tackles, four assists, 4.5 sacks, six total stops behind the line, caused a fumble, blocked a punt and got a safety. Ironically, it came in a 6-2 loss to Forest Park, which entered on a 21-game losing streak.
 
GHSF Daily to present six weekly awards
Georgia High School Football Daily will be presenting six weekly awards during the 12 weeks of the 2016 regular season. Each winning team, coach or player will receive a plaque measuring 15 by 12 inches. The awards are possible because of the contributions of All American1Specialties and six of our sponsors.
 
The awards are:
*Player of the week (Your Custom Printz)
*Offensive line of the week (Otter's Chicken)
*Specialist of the week (Kornblue Kicking)
*Student-athlete of the week (scoutSMART)
*Coach of the week (College Football Hall of Fame)
*Upset of the week (The Neff Company)
 
Nominations must be received by Sundays at 6 p.m. We need enough information to write 40-50 words of text with the awards. Statistics must be reliable and may require verification.

National Rankings
Here is where Georgia teams stand in several national polls.
 
17. Grayson
43. Mill Creek
50. Roswell
55. Cartersville
 
2. Grayson
 
2. Grayson
7. Roswell
 
5. Grayson
24. Roswell
 
8. Grayson
22. Mill Creek
 
6. Grayson
22. Roswell
24. Mill Creek 
Student-Athlete Of The Week
Elijah Brown, Westside (Augusta)
1The scoutSMART student-athlete of the week is Elijah Brown, a linebacker and tight end at Westside High in Augusta. Brown has maintained a 3.5 GPA in advanced-placement and honors courses and is a member of the National Honor Society. Brown is captain of the football team for the second consecutive season. He is a four-year starter who made first-team all-Region 3-AAA as a junior. He also is projected to be a three-year starter in basketball. Brown is active in several volunteer activities. He was accepted into the 2016 Minority Youth and Business Summer Program "The Road to Entrepreneurship" training at Georgia College & State University.
 
GHSF Daily, in conjunction with scoutSMART, will be announcing a football student-athlete of the week each Friday this season. The ideal candidate will be outstanding on the field and in the classroom. Please send nominations to Diane Bloodworth at

Trivia
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Howard coach Barney Hester has 333 career victories, second-most among active coaches behind Alan Chadwick. For which school did Hester win 11 state championships? (Answer Monday)
 
Answer to Thursday's question: Three head football coaches of FCS college teams are former Georgia high school players. They are Kirby Smart of Georgia (from Bainbridge), Mike Bobo of Colorado State (from Thomasville) and Will Muschamp of South Carolina (from Darlington). Their fathers also were high school football coaches in Georgia. They were Sonny Smart, George Bobo and Larry Muschamp.
 
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Watch The Games
On TV
Today
*Aquinas at Laney, 7:30 p.m., WJBF Me TV 6.2 (Augusta)
*Calhoun at Dalton, 7:30 p.m. WFLI (Chattanooga)
Saturday
*IMG Academy (Florida) at Grayson, 6 p.m., ESPN2
*American Heritage (Florida) at Colquitt County, 8 p.m., ESPNU
 
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.
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*Glynn Academy at Ware County, 6 p.m.
*Bacon County at Pierce County, 7 p.m.
*North Hall at Flowery Branch, 7 p.m.
*Rockdale County at Chattahoochee, 7 p.m.
*Brantley County at Charlton County, 7:15 p.m.
*Lassiter at Pope, 7:15 p.m.
*Greater Atlanta Christian at Westminster, 7:20 p.m.
*Archer at Peachtree Ridge, 7:30 p.m.
*Effingham County at Thomson, 7:30 p.m.
*Jonesboro at Eagle's Landing Christian, 7:30 p.m.
*Lakeside (Atlanta) at Tucker, 7:30 p.m.
*Riverwood at Jefferson, 7:30 p.m.
*Stewart County at Seminole County, 7:30 p.m.
*North Sand Mountain (Alabama) at Dade County, 8 p.m.
Saturday
*American Heritage (Florida) at Colquitt County, 8 p.m.
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Four Questions
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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.
 
Jonathan Gess,
Eagle's Landing Christian
1. What is the most memorable game you've been a part of as a player or coach? "In 2011, we beat Landmark Christian 35-14 to win the region championship. They came back and beat us in the semifinals 14-7 the same year. We came back in 2012 and beat them 43-0. That was the sweetest victory because there was a very bitter taste in our mouths for a year leading up to that point." [ELCA went on to win the 2012 Class A championship, its first in the GHSA.]
 
2. Which high school coach would you want your son to play for, and why? "Coach Fred Yancey from Briarwood Christian Academy in Alabama or Coach Kenny Dallas, who is our defensive coordinator. All I care about is that someone is pushing my son spiritually. I will want the coach to be consumed with things of Christ before he is consumed with football. Christ, not football, is the only thing that will matter for our eternal souls. Football is just the master teacher."
 
3. What is your pet peeve as a coach or favorite saying/motto? "I can't stand kids who are lazy in the weight room and lazy on the practice field. Everyone wants to play in games. Champions want to work and practice day in and day out."
 
4. Which GHSA policy or high school football rule would you most like to see changed? "We preach 'Take Ownership.' Whatever the rule is, then follow it. If it is to drive 35, even thought that doesn't make sense, drive 35. If your teacher makes a rule in the classroom that doesn't make sense to you, follow it anyway. So whatever rules the GHSA makes we will just follow. There will always be rules we don't like in life. I tried to complain to the GHSA in 2012 about how stupid the point system was. They nicely told me to shut up. Lesson learned - just do what they say!"
 
The Georgia High School Scoreboard Show, presented by Georgia Farm Bureau Insurance, is in its 20th season in 2016 and is produced by Palmer Sports Media in partnership with the GHSA. The popular Friday night program has become a staple for high school football fans all across Georgia from 10 p.m. until midnight. The statewide radio network can be heard on more than 50 affiliate stations and online for 12 weeks from Aug. 26 to Nov. 11. Hosting the show for an 11th season is the legendary voice of Tommy Palmer. Click here for a list of affiliates.

Region Standings: Class A
Region 1-A
Team
Reg.
All
Last week
This week*
Baconton
0-0
1-0
d. Pataula Charter 43-0
vs. Pelham (CE)
Pelham
0-0
1-0
d. Albany 21-12
at Baconton (CE)
Randolph-Clay
0-0
1-0
d. Abbeville, Ala. 36-6
Does not play
Calhoun County
0-0
0-0
Did not play
vs. Schley Co.
Chattahoochee Co.
0-0
0-0
Did not play
vs. Marion Co.
Miller County
0-0
0-0
Did not play
at Terrell Co.
Mitchell County
0-0
0-0
Did not play
at Albany (M)
Seminole County
0-0
0-0
Did not play
vs. Stewart Co.
Stewart County
0-0
0-0
Did not play
at Seminole Co.
Terrell County
0-0
0-1
l. to Taylor Co. 35-21
vs. Miller Co.
Pataula Charter
 
0-1
l. to Baconton  43-0
at Webster Co.
Webster County
 
0-0
Did not play
vs. Pataula Charter
 
Region 2-A
Team
Reg.
All
Last week
This week
Clinch County
0-0
1-0
d. Bleckley Co. 47-7
at McIntosh Co. Academy
Irwin County
0-0
1-0
d. Berrien 42-7
at Fitzgerald
Turner County
0-0
1-0
d. Dougherty 34-32
vs. Worth Co.
Charlton County
0-0
0-0
Did not play
vs. Brantley Co.
Lanier County
0-0
0-0
Did not play
vs. Berrien
Telfair County
0-0
0-0
Did not play
vs. Savannah
Wilcox County
0-0
0-0
Did not play
at Tattnall Square
Atkinson County
0-0
0-1
l. to Fellowship Chr. 35-15
vs. Jeff Davis
 
Region 3-A
Division A
Team
Reg.
All
Last week
This week
Calvary Day
0-0
1-0
d. Islands 20-0
vs. Johnson, Savannah
McIntosh Co. Acad.
0-0
1-0
d. Brantley Co. 48-6
vs. Clinch Co.
Claxton
0-0
0-0
Did not play
vs. Tattnall Co.
Portal
0-0
0-0
Did not play
vs. Treutlen
Sav. Country Day
0-0
0-0
Did not play
at Stratford Academy
Savannah Christian
0-0
0-1
l. to Jefferson Co. 40-7
at New Hampstead (P)
Division B
Team
Reg.
All
Last week
This week
Johnson County
1-0
2-0
d. Montgomery Co. 56-34
d. East Laurens 21-14
Emanuel Co. Institute
0-0
1-0
d. Metter 38-21
vs. Swainsboro
Jenkins County
0-0
1-0
d. Hephzibah 40-18
vs. Windsor Forest
Treutlen
0-0
1-0
d. Georgia Military 35-21
at Portal
Wheeler County
0-0
1-0
d. Central, Talbotton 36-6
vs. Georgia Military
Montgomery County
0-1
0-1
l. to Johnson Co. 56-34
Does not play
 
Region 4-A
Division A
Team
Reg.
All
Last week
This week
Manchester
1-0
1-0
d. Greenville 49-0
at Luella
Brookstone
0-0
1-0
d. Jordan 49-32
Does not play
Marion County
0-0
1-0
d. Schley Co. 42-0
at Chattahoochee Co.
Central (Talbotton)
0-0
0-1
l. to Wheeler Co. 36-6
Does not play
Pacelli
0-0
0-1
l. to Mount de Sales 48-6
at Crawford Co.
Greenville
0-1
0-1
l. to Manchester 49-0
at Heard Co.
Division B
Team
Reg.
All
Last week
This week
Taylor County
0-0
1-0
d. Terrell Co. 35-21
Does not play
Crawford County
0-0
0-0
Did not play
vs. Pacelli
Hawkinsville
0-0
0-0
Did not play
vs. Bleckley Co.
Macon County
0-0
0-0
Did not play
at Dooly Co.
Dooly County
0-0
0-1
l. to Crisp Co. 38-6
vs. Macon Co.
Schley County
0-0
0-1
l. to Marion Co. 42-0
at Calhoun Co.
 
Region 5-A
Team
Reg.
All
Last week
This week
Eagle's Land. Christ.
0-0
1-0
d. Eagle's Landing 39-13
vs. Jonesboro
Landmark Christian
0-0
1-0
d. B.E.S.T. Acad. 34-24
Does not play
Wesleyan
0-0
1-0
d. Therrell 41-6
at B.E.S.T. Academy (L)
Mt. Vernon
0-0
0-0
Did not play
at Whitefield Academy
Strong Rock Christ.
0-0
0-0
Did not play
at North Cobb Christian
Fulton Leadership
0-0
0-1
l. to KIPP Atlanta 47-0
at Providence Christian
Holy Innocents'
0-0
0-1
l. to Mount Pisgah 43-36
at St. Francis
Our Lady of Mercy
0-0
0-1
l. to Mount Paran 17-0
at Bulloch Academy (Sat.)
 
Region 6-A
Division A
Team
Reg.
All
Last week
This week
Darlington
0-0
1-0
d. Gaston, Ala. 51-0
Does not play
Gordon Lee
0-0
1-0
d. Dade Co. 42-28
Does not play
Bowdon
0-0
0-0
Did not play
at Bremen
Mt. Zion (Carroll)
0-0
0-0
Did not play
at Ranburne, Ala.
North Cobb Christian
0-0
0-0
Did not play
vs. Strong Rock Christian
Trion
0-0
0-0
Did not play
at LaFayette
Christian Heritage
0-0
0-1
l. to North Murray 49-14
Does not play
Division B
Team
Reg.
All
Last week
This week
Fellowship Christian
0-0
1-0
d. Atkinson Co. 35-15
at Mt. Paran Christian
King's Ridge
0-0
1-0
d. Glascock Co. 48-14
Does not play
Mt. Paran Christian
0-0
1-0
d. O.L. of Mercy 17-0
vs. Fellowship Christian
Mt. Pisgah Christian
0-0
1-0
d. Holy Innocents' 43-36
vs. Rabun Co.
Pinecrest Academy
0-0
0-0
Did not play
at South Forsyth
St. Francis
0-0
0-0
Did not play
vs. Holy Innocents'
Whitefield Academy
0-0
0-0
Did not play
vs. Mt. Vernon
Walker
0-0
0-1
l. to Athens Acad. 23-8
Does not play
 
Region 7-A
Division A
Team
Reg.
All
Last week
This week
Mount de Sales
0-0
1-0
d. Pacelli 48-6
at Central, Mac. (Sa., MU)
First Presbyterian
0-0
0-0
Did not play
vs. Howard (Sat., MU)
Stratford Academy
0-0
0-0
Did not play
vs. Sav. Country Day
Tattnall Square
0-0
0-0
Did not play
vs. Wilcox Co.
Twiggs County
0-0
0-0
Did not play
at Toombs Co.
Wilkinson County
0-0
0-0
Did not play
vs. Baldwin
Division B
Team
Reg.
All
Last week
This week
Warren County
0-0
1-0
d. Putnam Co. 14-0
Does not play
Greene County
0-0
0-0
Did not play
at Morgan Co.
Lincoln County
0-0
0-0
Did not play
at McCormick, S.C.
Washington-Wilkes
0-0
0-0
Did not play
vs. Elbert Co.
Aquinas
0-0
0-1
l. to Prince Avenue 35-14
at Laney
Hancock Central
0-0
0-1
l. to Baldwin 21-8
vs. Putnam Co.
Georgia Military
 
0-1
l. to Treutlen 35-21
at Wheeler Co.
Glascock County
 
0-1
l. to King's Ridge 48-14
vs. Harlem
 
Region 8-A
Team
Reg.
All
Last week
This week
Athens Academy
0-0
1-0
d. Walker 23-8
Does not play
Hebron Christian
0-0
1-0
d. East Jackson 17-7
Does not play
Prince Ave. Christian
0-0
1-0
d. Aquinas 35-14
at Riverside Military
Towns County
0-0
1-0
d. Hayesville, N.C. 33-14
Does not play
Athens Christian
0-0
0-0
Did not play
vs. Monticello
Commerce
0-0
0-0
Did not play
vs. Banks Co.
George Walton Acad.
0-0
0-0
Did not play
vs. Social Circle
Lakeview Academy
0-0
0-0
Did not play
at East Jackson
Providence Christian
0-0
0-0
Did not play
vs. Fulton Leadership Ac.
Riverside Military
0-0
0-0
Did not play
vs. Prince Ave. Christian
 
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: CE - Centennial, Camilla; L - Lakewood; M - Mills; MU - Mercer; P - Pooler
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Southwest DeKalb's 22-12 victory Saturday against Redan gave coach Salter Fletcher and his team an emotional lift in the wake of a tragic start to the season. Southwest DeKalb coach Michael Tanks passed away just days into preseason practice following a stroke. Fletcher was named the interim replacement. Fletcher is one of 21 first-year coaches at their schools who opened with a victory.
 
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Scores, Schedule
Thursday's scores
Bryan Co. 33, Beach 14
Chattooga 49, Cedar Bluff, Ala. 7
Johnson Co. 21, East Laurens 14
McIntosh 24, Mt. Zion, Jonesboro 21

Today's games
Alcovy at Meadowcreek
Allatoona at Alexander
Alpharetta at Gainesville
Americus-Sumter at Crisp Co.
Appling Co. at Vidalia
Aquinas at Laney
Archer at Peachtree Ridge
Armuchee at Lakeview-Ft. Ogle.
Bacon Co. at Pierce Co.
Baldwin at Wilkinson Co.
Banks Co. at Commerce
Bayside, Fla. at Lowndes
Berkmar at Duluth
Berrien at Lanier Co.
Bleckley Co. at Hawkinsville
Bowdon at Bremen
Brantley Co. at Charlton Co.
Butler at Greenbrier
Calhoun at Dalton
Callaway at Handley, Ala.
Camden Co. at Venice, Fla.
Campbell at South Cobb
Cass at Adairsville
Cedartown at Rockmart
Centennial at Wheeler
Central Gwinnett at Dacula
Chamblee at Decatur
Chapel Hill at Fayette Co.
Chestatee at East Hall
Clarke Central at Oconee Co.
Clarkston at McNair (GO)
Clinch Co. at McIntosh Co. Academy
Coffee at Brunswick
Columbia at Druid Hills (ND)
Columbus at Jordan (K)
Cook at Tift Co.
Coosa at Coahulla Creek
Creekview at Cambridge
Discovery at Cedar Shoals
Douglas Co. at Lithia Springs
Drew at Riverdale (SC)
Dutchtown at Ola
Effingham Co. at Thomson
Elbert Co. at Washington-Wilkes
Etowah at North Cobb
Fellowship Christian at Mount Paran
Forsyth Central at Dawson Co.
Fox Creek, S.C. at Cross Creek
Fulton Leadership at Providence
Georgia Military at Wheeler Co.
Gilmer at Union Co.
Glynn Academy at Ware Co.
GAC at Westminster
Greene Co. at Morgan Co.
Greenville at Heard Co.
Groves at Josey
Haralson Co. at Temple
Hardaway at Harris Co. (K)
Harlem at Glascock Co.
Henry Co. at Northside, W.R. (MT)
Hephzibah at Glenn Hills
Heritage, Ringgold at Ringgold
Holy Innocents' at St. Francis
Houston Co. at Peach Co.
Irwin Co. at Fitzgerald
Jeff Davis at Atkinson Co.
Jefferson Co. at Lakeside, Evans
Johnson, Savannah at Calvary Day
Jones Co. at Washington Co.
Jonesboro at Eagle's Landing Christ.
KIPP Atlanta  at North Springs
Kendrick at Troup
LaGrange at Villa Rica
Lakeside, Atlanta at Tucker (A)
Lakeview Academy at East Jackson
Lamar Co. at Northeast (TH)
Lambert at Mountain View
Lanier at South Gwinnett
Lassiter at Pope
Lee Co. at Bainbridge
Liberty Co. at Bradwell Institute
Lincoln Co. at McCormick, S.C.
Lithonia at Redan (HS)
Loganville at Monroe Area
Long Co. at Islands (SM)
Lovett at Marist
Macon Co. at Dooly Co.
Madison Co. at Jackson Co.
Manchester at Luella
Marietta at Blessed Trinity
Marion Co. at Chattahoochee Co.
Mary Persons at Jackson
Miller Co. at Terrell Co.
Milton at North Gwinnett
Minor, Ala. at Central, Carrollton
Mitchell Co. at Albany (M)
Model at Sonoraville
Monticello at Athens Christian
Morrow at Forest Park (T)
Mount Vernon at Whitefield Academy
Mount Zion, Carroll at Ranburne, Ala.
Mundy's Mill at Lovejoy (TO)
Newton at Eastside (SH)
Norcross at Collins Hill
North Augusta, S.C. at Evans
North Clayton at Washington (L)
North Forsyth at Johns Creek
North Hall at Flowery Branch
North Oconee at Grovetown
North Paulding at South Paulding
North Sand Mtn., Ala. at Dade Co.
Osborne at Sprayberry
Pace Academy at West Forsyth
Pacelli at Crawford Co.
Parkview at Shiloh
Paulding Co. at New Manchester
Pelham at Baconton (CE)
Pinecrest Academy at South Forsyth
Prince Avenue at Riverside Military
Putnam Co. at Hancock Central
Rabun Co. at Mount Pisgah Christian
Richmond Acad. at Westside, Aug.
Ridgeland at Pepperell
River Ridge at Apalachee
Riverwood at Jefferson
Rockdale Co. at Chattahoochee
Rome at Harrison
Rutland at Perry
Savannah at Telfair Co.
Sav. Christian at New Hampstead (P)
Sav. Country Day at Stratford Acad.
Schley Co. at Calhoun Co.
Sequoyah at Cherokee
Shaw at Upson-Lee
Social Circle at George Walton Acad.
South Atlanta at Northwest Whitfield
Southeast Bulloch at Richmond Hill
SE Whitfield at Gordon Central
Southwest at Westside, Macon
SW DeKalb at Cedar Grove (GO)
Spalding at Griffin
Spencer at Carver, Columbus (CM)
Starr's Mill at Newnan
Statesboro at Burke Co.
Stephens Co. at Franklin Co.
Stephenson at Mill Creek
Stewart Co. at Seminole Co.
Stone Mountain at Miller Grove (AV)
Strong Rock at North Cobb Christian
Swainsboro at Emanuel Co. Institute
Tattnall Co. at Claxton
Therrell at Jackson, Atlanta (G)
Thomas Co. Central at Thomasville
Towers at Banneker
Treutlen at Portal
Trion at LaFayette
Twiggs Co. at Toombs Co.
Union Grove at Whitewater
Veterans at Dublin
Walnut Grove at Winder-Barrow
Walton at Brookwood
Warner Robins at Locust Grove
Wayne Co. at West Laurens
Wesleyan at B.E.S.T Academy (L)
West Hall at Johnson, Gainesville
Westlake at Hughes
White Co. at Lumpkin Co.
Wilcox Co. at Tattnall Square
Windsor Forest at Jenkins Co.
Woodland, Stockbridge at Valdosta
Woodward Academy at Grady (G)
Worth Co. at Turner Co.
 
Saturday's games
American Heritage, Fla. at Colquitt Co.
Carver, Atlanta at Tri-Cities (L)
Howard at First Presbyterian (MU)
IMG Academy, Fla. at Grayson
M.L. King at Arabia Mountain (HS)
Mt. de Sales at Central, Macon (MU)
Our Lady of Mercy at Bulloch Acad.
Stockbridge at Mays (L)
Westover at Monroe (M)
 
Stadium abbreviations:
(A) Adams; (AV) Avondale; (BH) Banneker High School; (CE) Centennial, Camilla; (CM) Columbus Memorial; (G) Grady; (GO) Godfrey; (HS) Hallford; (K) Kinnett; (L) Lakewood; (M) Mills; (MT) McConnell-Talbert; (MU) Mercer University; (ND) North DeKalb; (P) Pooler; (SC) Southern Crescent; (SH) Sharp; (SM) Savannah Memorial; (T) Tara; (TH) Thompson; (TO) Twelve Oaks