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Monday, Aug. 31, 2015


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GHSF Daily Rankings
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1. (1) Archer (2-0)
Last week: Beat Peachtree Ridge 26-10. Will Bearden was 13-of-18 passing for 200 yards. WR Kyle Davis had seven receptions for 104 yards. RB Jamyest Williams rushed for 86 yards on 25 carries. Archer led 19-3 at halftime, and Peachtree Ridge never got closer in a game televised by ESPN2. Next: Sept. 11 at Grayson (1-0)
2. (2) McEachern (1-0)
Last week: Off. Next: Friday vs. Buford (2-0)
3. (3) Colquitt County (2-0)
Last week: Beat Plant, Fla. 42-8. QB Chase Parrish was 11-of-12 passing for 200 yards and three touchdowns. He also rushed for 53 yards and a score. Colquitt led 28-0 at halftime and played the fourth quarter with a running clock against a team ranked No. 4 in preseason in Florida's Class 7A. Next: Friday vs. Crisp County (0-1)
4. (4) Grayson (1-0)
Last week: Beat Gainesville 34-0. Cameryn Brent rushed for 149 yards and two touchdowns, and Chase Brice was 9-of-17 passing for 175 yards. Gainesville was held to 120 total yards and shut out for only the fourth time in Bruce Miller's 14 seasons as head coach. Grayson won 39-0 last season. Next: Friday vs. Hughes (0-2)
5. (5) Roswell (2-0)
Last week: Beat Centennial 52-0. Centennial was held to less than 100 yards of total offense and never seriously threatened to score. Xavier McKinney intercepted a pass, his third in two games. QB Quintarius Neel was 12-of-20 passing for 123 yards and touchdowns to Nick Stelter and A.J. Smith. Kendrick Jackson had six catches for 91 yards. Next: Sept. 11 at Lassiter (2-0)
6. (6) Lee County (2-0)
Last week: Beat Crisp County 42-0. Lee County allowed only one first down, which came on a fake punt that went 20 yards. Except for that play, Crisp had minus-28 yards rushing and 23 total yards. Lee forced five turnovers, two returned for touchdowns. Sophomore RB Demarious Milton rushed for 82 yards and four touchdowns on nine carries. Next: Friday at Worth County (0-1)
7. (7) Etowah (2-0)
Last week: Beat Sequoyah 49-7. Bronson Rechsteiner returned the second-half kickoff 90 yards for a 42-0 lead. Etowah recovered Sequoyah's fumble of the ensuing kickoff and made it 49-0 just 24 seconds into the third quarter. Tyray Devezin rushed for 105 yards on 10 carries. Patrick Ferris was 7-of-8 passing for 105 yards and three touchdowns, one to Rechsteiner. Next: Friday at Cherokee (2-0)
8. (8) Mill Creek (2-0)
Last week: Beat West Forsyth 51-13. Daniel Leconte rushed for 145 yards on 21 carries, and his two TD runs in the third quarter broke open what had been a 20-13 game at halftime. Next: Friday at Dacula (2-0)
9. (9) Dacula (1-0)
Last week: Off. Next: Friday vs. Mill Creek (2-0)
10. (NR) Camden County (2-0)
Last week: Beat Dutchtown 21-7. Camden had 245 yards of total offense in 23 plays of a game called at halftime because of lightning. Brandon McMaster rushed for 86 yards on 10 carries. Camden also won its opener, 48-13, in a weather-shortened game. Next: Friday at Glynn Academy (2-0)
1. (1) Northside, Warner Robins (1-0)
Last week: Off. Next: Friday vs. Evans (1-0)
2. (2) Houston County (1-0)
Last week: Beat Veterans 41-13. Jake Fromm was 18-of-27 passing for 362 yards and three touchdowns, two to Amari Colbert, who had three catches for 121 yards. Houston County had only 17 rushing attempts but gained 197 yards and three touchdowns. Next: Saturday vs. Grovetown (1-0)
3. (3) Stockbridge (2-0)
Last week: Beat Eagle's Landing Christian 28-21. Jajuan Jackson returned an interception 77 yards for a touchdown and a 28-7 lead late in the third quarter. Malachi Brown threw a 53-yard TD pass to Jalen Holston and a 50-yarder to Marquez Ezzard. Next: Sept. 11 at Morrow (0-1)
4. (5) Jones County (1-0)
Last week: Beat Morgan County 30-13. Bradley Hunnicutt was 15-of-23 passing for 303 yards and four touchdowns. Chandler Ramage rushed for 139 yards on 17 carries. Shareez Hamm scored three touchdowns on four catches for 175 yards. Next: Friday at Cross Creek (1-0)
5. (6) Mays (2-0)
Last week: Beat Glenn Hills 58-0. Mays used 13 ball carriers to rush for 159 yards in a game that was 58-0 at halftime. Randrecous Davis scored touchdowns on a pass reception and punt return. Backup LB Joshua Smith had 13 tackles, three for losses. Mays recorded 17 tackles for losses as a team. Next: Friday vs. M.L. King (1-0)
6. (8) Ware County (2-0)
Last week: Beat Hampton 37-8. Dedrick Mills rushed for 53 yards on seven carries and scored three touchdowns, and Ware County led 30-0 at halftime. Next: Sept. 11 at Coffee (2-0)
7. (10) Coffee (2-0)
Last week: Beat Savannah 38-0. Demetrius Davis scored on an 84-yard run just seconds into the game, and Greg Williams scored on a 79-yard run on Coffee's second possession. Savannah lost a fumble on the ensuing kickoff, which Coffee cashed for another touchdown, and the rout was on. Coffee led 38-0 at halftime. Next: Sept. 11 vs. Ware County (2-0)
8. (NR) Glynn Academy (2-0)
Last week: Beat Brunswick 28-0. FB Garrison Hurd rushed for 96 yards and scored three touchdowns, one a 58-yard reception. Deejay Dallas, who is committed to Georgia, returned an interception 77 yards for a touchdown. Next: Friday vs. Camden County (2-0)
9. (NR) Creekside (2-0)
Last week: Beat Hughes 30-7. QB Felix Harper passed for 252 yards and a touchdown to Tremell Gooden, and Creekside put up 468 yards in total offense. Harper's 5-yard run at the end of a 75-yard drive gave Creekside a 23-7 lead midway in the third quarter, and CB Austin Shotwell made a midfield interception later in the quarter that kept Creekside in control. Running backs Tysean Carter and Gino Appleberry also scored touchdowns. Next: Friday vs. Carver, Columbus (2-0)
10. (9) Carver, Columbus (2-0)
Last week: Beat Spencer 21-7. Carver trailed 7-0 at halftime and did not lead until Javontay Smith's 38-yard interception return made it 14-7 with 35 seconds left in the third quarter. It was Smith's second interception of the game. Next: Friday at Creekside (2-0)
Class AAAA
1. (1) Buford (2-0)
Last week: Beat Berkmar 77-0. Buford had 301 yards rushing with 13 ball carriers. Buford led 56-0 at halftime, and A.J. Wansley returned the second-half kickoff 88 yards to make it 63-0. Next: Friday at McEachern (1-0)
2. (2) Cartersville (1-0)
Last week: Beat Cass 41-0. Trevor Lawrence was 16-of-23 passing for 206 yards and four touchdowns before leaving for good early in the third quarter. Trase Fezzia and Xavier Coaxum returned interceptions for touchdowns. Next: Friday vs. North Cobb (0-2)
3. (3) Woodward Academy (1-0)
Last week: Beat Decatur 34-7. Ryan Glover was 15-of-20 passing for 154 yards and a touchdown. Jeffrey Hubbard's 26-yard interception return made the score 14-0 late in the first quarter. AJC Super 11 RB Elijah Holyfield did not play because of an injury not believed to be serious, and Woodward was held to 48 yards rushing. Next: Friday at St. Pius (0-1)
4. (7) Griffin (1-0)
Last week: Beat Henry County 36-12. Tylan Morton was 15-of-28 passing for 236 yards, and Quintavious Lindsey rushed for 147 yards. Griffin survived four turnovers and six dropped passes, according to the Griffin Daily News. Next: Friday vs. Burke County (2-0)
5. (8) West Laurens (2-0)
Last week: Beat Vidalia 30-6. Darius Bradford rushed for 105 yards and a touchdown on 13 carries. Storm Walker's 33-yard interception return for a touchdown made the score 30-0 early in the third quarter. Walker also had a team leading 11.5 tackles. Next: Friday at Bleckley County (1-1)
6. (5) Marist (0-1)
Last week: Lost to Coconut Creek, Fla. 41-21. Marist was within 27-21 after Spencer Taylor's 13-yard run with 1:47 left, but Coconut Creek recovered an onside kick and scored two touchdowns, one on a 25-yard interception return. Marist allowed minus-1 yard rushing but 375 passing. Michael Addicks had 154 of Marist's 319 rushing yards. Coconut Creek has five players rated as three-star recruits or higher by, including Georgia-committed DB Malek Young. Marist has none. Next: Friday at Lovett (0-2)
7. (6) St. Pius (0-1)
Last week: Lost to Blessed Trinity 17-6. St. Pius had 15 first downs but settled for two Nick Jones field goals. Ransom Klingler rushed for a team-leading 68 of the Golden Lions' 202 rushing yards. Next: Friday vs. Woodward Academy (1-0)
8. (9) Mary Persons (1-0)
Last week: Beat Jackson 28-21. Mary Persons won in double overtime in a rivalry game. QB Jake Johnston was 16-for-21 passing for 141 yards and one touchdown. Zach Harvey rushed for 97 yards and two touchdowns on 15 carries. Mary Persons allowed 174 yards of total offense, with 97 of that coming on one play. Next: Friday vs. Washington County (0-1)
9. (NR) Thomson (2-0)
Last week: Beat Washington County 49-42. Billy Mance rushed for 217 yards and three touchdowns on 22 carries. Tyrek Braswell rushed for 96 on 13, and his 47-yard TD run with 8:04 left made it 49-35. Thomson had 505 yards in total offense, according to the Augusta Chronicle. Next: Sept. 11 at Hart County (1-0)
10. (NR) Bainbridge (1-0)
Last week: Beat Early County 42-13. Damieon Pierce rushed for 112 yards and three touchdowns, and Bainbridge led 35-0 at halftime. Brett McLaughlin was 11-of-15 passing for 181 yards and two touchdowns, two to Tyler Story, who caught seven passes for 131 yards. Bainbridge intercepted three passes. Bainbridge is the rankings for the second time since 2009, first since a one-week visit in 2013. Next: Friday at Cairo (0-0)
Class AAA
1. (1) Calhoun (1-0)
Last week: Beat Dalton 28-7. Calhoun allowed 107 yards in total offense and forced four turnovers. Olico Dennis rushed for 149 yards, and his 10-yard TD run with 5:24 left in the third quarter made it 21-7. All-state QB Kaelan Riley was intercepted three times. Next: Friday at Carrollton (0-2)
2. (2) Blessed Trinity (1-0)
Last week: Beat St. Pius 17-6. Garrett Dupuis rushed for 131 yards on 10 carries, and his 69-yard TD run with 4:09 left iced the game. Dupuis also had one of four sacks. Logan Craighead led Blessed Trinity with eight tackles. St. Pius was only 4-for-12 passing. Next: Friday vs. Sequoyah (0-1)
3. (3) Westminster (1-0)
Last week: Beat Lovett 26-23. Westminster took a 20-3 lead in the first quarter, then ran out the final 4:38 of the game after Lovett got within 26-23. Westminster took a knee at the Lovett 8 on the final play. QB Rankin Woley rushed for 115 yards on 15 carries and was 6-of-8 passing for 47 yards. RB Zay Malcome rushed for 102 yards and two touchdowns on 18 carries. Tyler Gillikin had three tackles for losses totaling 19 yards. Next: Friday vs. Laney (0-1)
4. (4) Elbert County (1-0)
Last week: Beat Cedar Shoals 40-14. QB Mecole Hardman threw TD passes of 13 and 76 yards to Joseph Johnson and scored on 9-yard run to give Elbert County a 34-7 halftime lead. Letravious Barnett returned the opening kickoff 85 yards for a touchdown and set up another score with a 63-yard run. Next: Friday vs. Stephens County (1-0)
5. (5) Jefferson (2-0)
Last week: Beat Winder-Barrow 32-17. Sophomore RB Colby Wood rushed for 239 yards and four touchdowns on 31 carries and caught a 20-yard TD pass. Winder-Barrow lead 17-14 after a 55-yard TD run by preseason all-state RB CeCe Green, who finished with 154 yards rushing. But Jefferson took the lead for good on Wood's TD reception from Bryce Moore with 2:01 left in the third quarter. Next: Friday vs. North Hall (0-0)
6. (6) Cedar Grove (1-1)
Last week: Lost to Hallandale, Fla. 34-26. Preseason all-state RB LaBron Morris scored three touchdowns, but Cedar Grove held the lead only once, 6-0, against a team ranked No. 2 in Florida's Class 5A. Next: Sept. 11 vs. Miller Grove (2-0)
7. (9) Hart County (1-0)
Last week: Beat Clarke Central 24-21. Sergio Gomez's 34-yard field goal in the third quarter was the difference. Hart County suffered four turnovers but forced six, including LB Dre' Sadler's interception returned for a touchdown. WR/DB/P Zach Maldonado had seven receptions for 80 yards and averaged 38 yards on nine punts, five that were not returned. DT Trey Teasley, who had two tackles for losses, led the defense. Next week: Friday vs. Franklin County (0-1)
8. (10) Pierce County (1-0)
Last week: Beat Southeast Bulloch 40-35. Stetson Bennett was 26-of-31 passing for 296 yards and two touchdowns and drove his team to the game-winning score in the final two minutes. Pierce had more than 450 yards in total offense but surrendered more than 350 rushing yards to Southeast Bulloch. Next: Friday at Bacon County (1-0)
9. (7) Peach County (0-1)
Last week: Lost to Warner Robins 44-34. Peach County led 21-0 in the first quarter but couldn't hold on against its Class AAAAA opponent. Tyrique McGhee scored on a 51-yard run and threw a 54-yard TD pass, but Warner Robins stormed to 579 yards of total offense, according to the Macon Telegraph. Next: Friday vs. Perry (0-1)
10. (8) Washington County (0-1)
Last week: Lost to Thomson 49-42. QB Houston Channell (195) and RB Darius Tucker (155) each rushed for more than 150 yards, but Washington County couldn't slow Thomson, which had more than 500 yards in total offense. Channell also had 119 yards passing and four TD runs. Washington County scored twice on long fumble returns. Next: Friday at Mary Persons (1-0)
Class AA
1. (1) Benedictine (1-0)
Last week: Off. Next: Sept. 11 vs. Liberty County (1-1)
2. (2) Fitzgerald (2-0)
Last week: Beat Heard County 29-7. FB J.D. King rushed for 217 yards, his second consecutive game over 200, and QB James Graham ran for 114, his second straight over 100. Both scored two touchdowns. Fitzgerald rushed for 510 yards as a team. Sophomore LB Markeylon Lunay had seven solo tackles and forced a fumble. Next: Friday at Irwin County (1-0-1)
3. (3) Greater Atlanta Christian (1-1)
Last week: Beat North Oconee 55-21. GAC took a 55-7 lead in the second quarter after scoring touchdowns on a blocked punt and a recovered fumble in the end zone. QB Davis Mills was 7-for-8 passing for 135 yards and two touchdowns and didn't play the second half. Next: Friday vs. Eagle's Landing Christian (1-1)
4. (4) Macon County (1-0)
Last week: Beat Americus-Sumter 48-33. Macon County got off to a 28-0 first-quarter lead and held on. Akeevious McLendon rushed for 200 yards and two touchdowns on 13 carries. K'hari Lane passed for 155 yards and four touchdowns, three to Trey Brown, who had six catches for 110 yards. Next: Friday at Veterans (0-1)
5. (5) Pace Academy (2-0)
Last week: Beat Our Lady of Mercy 34-3. Deon Jackson caught a 66-yard TD pass and returned a kickoff for a score. Jordan Payne scored on a 5-yard run and 60-yard interception. Next: Friday vs. Landmark Christian (2-0)
6. (7) Lamar County (1-1)
Last week: Beat Pike County 30-8. QB/DB L.J. Smith rushed for 104 yards on six carries, threw a TD pass and made six tackles on defense. Chris O'Neal had nine tackles, forced two fumbles, intercepted a pass and had one stop behind the line of scrimmage. Next: Sept. 11 vs. Mary Persons (1-0)
7. (6) Vidalia (1-1)
Last week: Lost to West Laurens 30-6. The total yardage was even, 224-224 (West Laurens had Vidalia trailing 233-221), but Vidalia suffered two turnovers, one an interception that was returned for a touchdown, and forced no turnovers. FB Jadarius McClendon rushed for 88 yards. Next: Friday vs. Toombs County (1-0)
8. (8) Lovett (0-2)
Last week: Lost to Westminster 26-23. Lovett got within 26-23 on Jay Harris's 5-yard TD run with 4:38 left, but Lovett never got the ball back. DB/DB Jay Harris rushed for 142 yards and two touchdowns on 12 carries. DL Ian Herbert had 10 tackles. Next: Friday vs. Marist (0-1)
9. (9) Rabun County (1-1)
Last week: Beat Habersham Central 42-14. Bailey Fisher passed for 228 yards and rushed for 105 and had a hand in three touchdowns. Rabun trailed 14-13 at halftime. Next: Friday at Mount Pisgah Christian (1-0)
10. (NR) Darlington (2-0)
Last week: Beat Bremen 41-7. QB Hunter Manning was 12-of-20 passing for 166 yards and three touchdowns, two to TE Jake Walker. Next: Sept. 11 at King's Ridge Christian (0-0)
Class A
1. (1) Eagle's Landing Christian (1-1)
Last week: Lost to Stockbridge 28-21. Sophomore Khaleb Hood returned a punt 47 yards for a touchdown with less than five minutes left to get ELCA within 28-21, but Stockbridge was able to run out the clock. RB Trevor Gear rushed for 110 yards, and OT Chandler Reeves graded out 96 percent working much of the game against AJC Super 11 DE Charles Wiley. Next: Friday at Greater Atlanta Christian (1-1)
2. (2) Marion County (1-0)
Last week: Beat Miller County 40-6. Mykelle Kelley rushed for 125 yards on nine carries. Lorenzo Smothers had 84 yards and two touchdowns on just four carries and ran a kickoff 95 yards for a score. The score was 33-0 at halftime. Next: Sept. 11 vs. Dooly County (1-0)
3. (7) Prince Avenue Christian (1-0)
Last week: Beat Aquinas 42-12. Prince Avenue scored five touchdowns in the second quarter, three in a two-minute stretch. The Wolverines churned out 246 yards rushing, with no back over 70, and got another 110 yards passing. LB Zack Ragle's fumble return for a touchdown made it 21-0 in the second quarter. Next: Friday vs. Oglethorpe County (0-1)
4. (8) Mount Paran Christian (2-0)
Last week: Beat Whitefield Academy 35-0. Taylor Trammell rushed for 175 yards on 20 carries and scored touchdowns on runs of 53, 1 and 42 yards. Trammell also scored on a 34-yard pass from Matthew Norton. On defense, Allen Cater had three tackles for losses. Next: Friday at North Clayton (0-1)
5. (3) Landmark Christian (2-0)
Last week: Beat Lithia Springs 45-20. Landmark had 552 yards of total offense. Junior RB Lofton Tidwell rushed for 255 yards and a touchdown on 17 carries. QB Stockton McGuire was 13-of-17 passing for 178 yards and four touchdowns, three to Joey Blount (six catches, 93 yards). DB Peyton Hayes broke up five passes and had five solo tackles. Next: Friday at Pace Academy (2-0)
6. (4) Irwin County (1-0-1)
Last week: Beat Berrien 32-14. D.J. Pollard scored three touchdowns, and Cartavion Benyard iced the game with a 95-yard kickoff return in the fourth quarter after Berrien pulled within 26-12. Next: Friday vs. Fitzgerald (2-0)
7. (5) Charlton County (2-0)
Last week: Beat Manchester 33-7. Andrew Lee ran 73 yards for a touchdown on the first play from scrimmage, and Charlton opened a 27-0 lead before Manchester got on the board late in the third quarter. Sophomore RB Eric Daniels rushed for 179 yards and scored on runs of 5, 26, and 3 yards. Freshman Raykwon Anderson returned a punt 38 yards right before halftime for the other TD. Charlton gained 326 yards on the ground, 360 total. Next: vs. Sante Fe, Fla. (0-1)
8. (10) Calvary Day (1-0)
Last week: Off. Next: Friday at Bradwell Institute (0-1)
9. (6) Aquinas (1-1)
Last week: Lost to Prince Avenue Christian 42-12. Aquinas trailed only 332-249 in total yards but couldn't overcome a three-minute spell in the second quarter in which it committed three turnovers and Prince Avenue scored 21 points. Next: Sept. 11 at Our Lady of Mercy (0-1)
10. (NR) Commerce (1-0)
Last week: Beat Banks County 55-13. Will Thomas (170) and J'Varius Wood (114) each rushed for more than 100 yards, and Commerce led 42-13 at halftime. Next: Friday at Hebron Christian (2-0)
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Tim Floyd, Jonesboro
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Saye It Ain't So
GHSF Daily's Chip Saye ranks the most surprising and notable games of the weekend:
1. Jonesboro 17, Sandy Creek 15: Jonesboro lost to Sandy Creek 35-6 in 2014 and came into this year's game projected as a 37-point underdog by the computer Maxwell Ratings, so this was a stunning reversal. Sandy Creek had looked impressive in 41-0 victory over Creekview at the Corky Kell Classic. Jonesboro is 2-0 for the first time since 2012.
2. Social Circle 31, Strong Rock Christian 23: Social Circle snapped a 36-game losing streak that officially began after a 35-0 loss to Athens Christian in 2011 was overturned by forfeit. The last time the Redskins had won on the field was a 42-28 victory on Oct. 29, 2010 against River Ridge. This week, Social Circle plays a Temple team that went 2-8 in 2014.
3. Lassiter 27, Kell 9: Kell had its 28-game regular-season winning streak stopped by a Lassiter team that went 1-9 last season and lost to the Longhorns 42-35. Kell fell out of the Class AAAAA this week after entering the game at No. 4. It was the second big victory for Lassiter, which knocked off defending 4-AAAAAA champion Hillgrove 24-17 in the opener.
4. Hardaway 33, Chattahoochee Co. 30: Hardaway scored on a 34-yard pass from Dominique Ford to Ja'Kobe Ellerbee with 4:45 remaining to end a 19-game losing streak that was the longest in Class AAAAA. It was Hardaway's first victory since beating Columbus 21-7 on Sept. 6, 2013. Chattahoochee County won 22-19 in 2014 and finished 6-5.
5. Redan 43, McNair 0: Redan is 2-0 for the first time since 2004 after posting its second consecutive shutout. The Raiders were six-point favorites but had a much easier time against McNair, and they beat Lakeside of Atlanta 28-0 in the opener. Last year, Redan lost those games by a combined score of 59-28, marking a 102-point turnaround.

Also of note: Clinch County was projected as a 13-point underdog but beat Brooks County 33-20, ending a four-game losing streak in the series. Class A Clinch County is 2-0 after starting 1-3 in 2014. Brooks County was No. 8 in AA. ... Carver of Columbus trailed Spencer 7-0 midway through the third quarter before rallying to win 21-7, its 17th consecutive victory in the series with its city rival. ...Hapeville picked up the first season-opening victory in the program's five-year history, rolling to a 41-7 win against a George Walton Academy team that was a 13-point favorite and won last year's matchup 25-6. ... Islands won for just the second time in the program's two-year history, holding off Groves 8-0 a year after losing to the same team 60-13. ... For the second consecutive week,LaGrange avenged a 2014 loss to a county rival by beating Troup 35-7. The Grangers beat Callaway 44-20 in their opener.

Four Questions Presented By GHS Scoreboard Show
1GHSF Daily asked Georgia head coaches to answer these four questions. We'll report from a different head coach each day. 
Von Lassiter, Houston County
1. What is the most memorable game you've been a part of as a player or coach? "HOCO vs. Warner Robins in 2013. A great game from start to finish. The win really established what we were trying to do here as a new staff." [Houston County won 27-23. In Lassiter's first season, the Bears were 3-3 at the time, coming off a 3-7 finish in 2012. They are 14-4 since.]
2. Which high school coach would you want your son to play for, and why? "Me. I'm so thankful that God has entrusted me with three boys, and I have dreamed for years about coaching them, and I finally get to this year! If I couldn't coach them it would be Conrad Nix." [It is Lassiter's son Zach who is a Bears freshman. Von Lassiter was the defensive coordinator on the 2007 Class AAAA championship team at Northside of Warner Robins under Nix.]
3. What is your pet peeve as a coach or favorite saying/motto? "My pet peeve is having to answer questions that I have already answered."
4. Which GHSA policy or high school football rule would you most like to see changed?"Mandatory 25-second clocks in all stadiums."
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Region Standings: Class AAAAAA
Region 1-AAAAAA
Last week
This week*
Camden County
d. Dutchtown 21-7
at Glynn Academy
Colquitt County
d. Plant, Fla. 42-8
vs. Crisp Co.
Lee County
d. Crisp Co. 42-0
at Worth Co.
Tift County
d. Cook 31-0
vs. Luella
d. Bayside, Fla. 49-6
vs. Drew
d. Thomas Central 59-35
vs. Swainsboro
Region 2-AAAAAA
Last week
This week
d. Meadowcreek 55-0
at Rome
d. Mundy's Mill 22-20
vs. Dutchtown (TO)
Lakeside (Atlanta)
d. Osborne 26-20
vs. Duluth (A)
Rockdale County
l. to Salem 29-6
at Meadowcreek
d. Godby, Fla. 51-38
vs. Stone Mountain (HS)
l. to Eastside 41-0
at Baldwin
Region 3-AAAAAA
Last week
This week
d. Stone Mountain 38-8
Does not play
East Coweta
d. Arabia Mountain 35-28
vs. Harrison
d. Carrollton 34-13
at Marietta
d. Banneker 69-0
at Shiloh
South Cobb
d. Pope 27-12
Does not play
l. to Miller Grove 26-8
at Osborne
Douglas County
l. to Alexander 42-20
Does not play
l. to Creekside 30-7
at Grayson
Region 4-AAAAAA
Last week
This week
d. Wheeler 35-7
at East Coweta
Did not play
vs. Buford
d. Shiloh 27-19
at North Gwinnett
Kennesaw Mountain
l. to Sprayberry 17-10
vs. Mountain View
l. to Walton 40-0
vs. Newnan
North Cobb
l. to N. Gwinnett 29-28
at Cartersville
North Paulding
l. to East Paulding 16-13
vs. Allatoona
l. to Lakeside, Atl. 26-20
vs. Pebblebrook
Region 5-AAAAAA
Last week
This week
d. North Forsyth 33-24
vs. Etowah
d. Sequoyah 49-7
at Cherokee
d. Kell 27-9
at Walton
d. Centennial 52-0
Does not play
d. Marietta 40-0
vs. Lassiter
d. Johns Creek 17-14
at Wheeler
l. to Harrison 35-7
vs. Woodstock
l. to Alpharetta 24-21
at Norcross
l. to South Cobb 27-12
Does not play
Region 6-AAAAAA
Last week
This week
d. Milton 24-21
vs. West Forsyth
d. Duluth 28-23
at Habersham Central
South Forsyth
Did not play
at Centennial
l. to Roswell 52-0
vs. South Forsyth
Did not play
vs. North Forsyth
Habersham Central
l. to Rabun Co. 42-14
vs. Northview
Johns Creek
l. to Woodstock 17-14
at Lambert
Did not play
vs. Johns Creek
North Forsyth
l. to Cherokee 33-24
at Chattahoochee
West Forsyth
l. to Mill Creek 51-13
at Alpharetta
Region 7-AAAAAA
Last week
This week
Mill Creek
d. West Forsyth 51-13
at Dacula
d. Brookwood 17-13
vs. Milton
North Gwinnett
d. North Cobb 29-28
vs. Hillgrove
l. to Newton 55-0
vs. Rockdale Co.
Collins Hill
l. to C. Gwinnett 35-29
vs. South Gwinnett
l. to Northview 28-23
at Lakeside, Atlanta (A)
Mountain View
l. to Parkview 33-27
at Kennesaw Mountain
Peachtree Ridge
l. to Archer 26-10
Does not play
Region 8-AAAAAA
Last week
This week
d. Peachtree Ridge 26-10
Does not play
d. Mountain View 33-27
Does not play
Central Gwinnett
d. Collins Hill 35-29
at Mundy's Mill (TO)
Did not play
vs. Mill Creek
d. Gainesville 34-0
vs. Hughes
l. to Hillgrove 27-19
vs. Westlake
South Gwinnett
Did not play
at Collins Hill
l. to Buford 77-0
Does not play
l. to Norcross 17-13
Does not play
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.
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Sandy Creek's streak of weeks in the AJC's high school football rankings ended at 83 this week after the Patriots' loss to Jonesboro. Sandy Creek had appeared in the Top 10 each ranking week since Sept. 6, 2009. Here are the 18 schools that have active streaks of 20 weeks or more. Note that Lovett, Washington County, Aquinas and Marist suffered losses last week that endangered their streaks, but each hung on. Buford's streak of 208 weeks is the longest active or inactive since 1982, when the Atlanta Constitution and Atlanta Journal sports departments merged and began producing a single poll.
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88 - Calhoun
59 - Northside (Warner Robins)
45 - Lovett
45 - Washington County
39 - Greater Atlanta Christian
38 - Cartersville
38 - Colquitt County
37 - Jefferson
31 - Griffin
30 - Aquinas
29 - Benedictine
28 - Ware County
26 - Marist
24 - Hart County
21 - Woodward Academy
20 - Blessed Trinity
20 - Calvary Day
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Weekend Scores
Thursday's games
Adairsville 35, Woodland, Carters. 23
Callaway 30, B.E.S.T Academy 14
Central, Macon 31, Wilkinson Co. 0
Dougherty 53, Calhoun Co. 6
Hardaway 33, Chattahoochee Co. 30
Houston Co. 41, Veterans 13
Howard 38, First Presbyterian 17
New Hampstead 21, R.-Hard., S.C. 12
North Atlanta 30, KIPP Atlanta 21
Northside, Columbus 35, Kendrick 0
Riverdale 25, North Clayton 22
Spalding 45, Forest Park 7
Friday's games
Alexander 42, Douglas Co. 20
Allatoona 35, Villa Rica 7
Alpharetta 24, Milton 21
Athens Academy 13, Athens Christ. 6
Bacon Co. 68, Lanier Co. 12
Bainbridge 42, Early Co. 13
Baldwin 12, Hancock Central 0
Beach 39, Windsor Forest 16
Bleckley Co. 13, Hawkinsville 0
Blessed Trinity 17, St. Pius 6
Buford 77, Berkmar 0
Burke Co. 24, Jefferson Co. 22
Calhoun 28, Dalton 7
Cambridge 28, Chapel Hill 0
Camden Co. 21, Dutchtown 7
Campbell 38, Stone Mountain 8
Cartersville 41, Cass 0
Carver, Atlanta 48, Washington 6
Carver, Columbus 21, Spencer 7
Central, Ala. 45, Harris Co. 6
Central, Talbotton 30, Crawford Co. 21
Central Gwinnett 35, Collins Hill 29
Chamblee 19, Druid Hills 12
Chattooga 21, Ridgeland 13
Cherokee 33, North Forsyth 24
Clinch Co. 33, Brooks Co. 20
Coffee 38, Savannah 0
Colquitt Co. 42, Plant, Fla. 8
Commerce 55, Banks Co. 13
Creekside 30, Hughes 7
Cross Creek 28, Hephzibah 0
Dade Co. 26, N. Sand Mountain, Ala. 0
Darlington 41, Bremen 7
Dodge Co. 21, Brantley Co. 20
Dooly Co. 32, Wilcox Co. 8
Douglass 42, South Atlanta 14
Drew 46, Fayette Co. 21
Dublin 31, Johnson Co. 0
Eagle's Landing 39, Union Grove 21
East Coweta 35, Arabia Mountain 28
East Jackson 21, Lakeview Acad. 16
East Laurens 35, Taylor Co. 34
East Paulding 16, North Paulding 13
Eastside 41, Alcovy 0
Effingham Co. 19, Bluffton, S.C. 14
Elbert Co. 40, Cedar Shoals 14
Etowah 49, Sequoyah 7
Fellowship 28, Riverside Military 0
Flowery Branch 34, Chestatee 10
Forsyth Central 28, Dawson Co. 8
Gilmer 29, Fannin Co. 26
Glynn Academy 28, Brunswick 0
Gordon Lee 41, Lakeview-Ft. Ogle. 13
Grayson 34, Gainesville 0
GAC 55, North Oconee 21
Greene Co. 38, Putnam Co. 33
Greenville 20, Haralson Co. 14
Griffin 36, Henry Co. 12
Grovetown 42, Harlem 7
Hapeville 41, George Walton 7
Harrison 35, Wheeler 7
Hart Co. 24, Clarke Central 21
Hebron Christian 42, Mount Vernon 28
Hillgrove 27, Shiloh 19
Hiram 35, Cedartown 10
Irwin Co. 32, Berrien 14
Islands 8, Groves 0
Jackson, Atlanta 21, Therrell 9
Jackson Co. 48, Madison Co. 23
Jeff Davis 21, Atkinson Co. 12
Jefferson 32, Winder-Barrow 17
Jones Co. 30, Morgan Co. 13
Jonesboro 17, Sandy Creek 15
Josey 18, Portal 7
LaFayette 37, Gordon Central 0
LaGrange 35, Troup 7
Lakeside, Atlanta 26, Osborne 20
Lamar Co. 30, Pike Co. 8
Landmark Christ. 45, Lithia Springs 20
Lassiter 27, Kell 9
Lee Co. 42, Crisp Co. 0
Liberty Co. 34, Bradwell Institute 6
Lincoln Co. 26, Washington-Wilkes 13
Lithonia 54, Clarkston 6
Locust Grove 37, Ola 20
Loganville 27, Monroe Area 6
Lovejoy 22, Mundy's Mill 20
Lowndes 49, Bayside, Fla. 6
Luella 36, McIntosh 7
Macon Co. 48, Americus-Sumter 33 
Marion Co. 40, Miller Co. 6
Mary Persons 28, Jackson 21
Metter 20, Claxton 0
Mill Creek 51, West Forsyth 13
Miller Grove 26, Pebblebrook 8
Mitchell Co. 20, Albany 6
Model 9, Sonoraville 7
Monroe 33, Terrell Co. 14
Mount Paran 35, Whitefield Acad. 0
Mount Zion, Jonesboro 27, Morrow 8
Murray Co. 35, Southeast Whitfield 21
Newnan 34, Carrollton 13
Norcross 17, Brookwood 13
North Cobb Christ. 53, Cross Keys 0
North Gwinnett 29, North Cobb 28
Northgate 45, Shaw 0
Northview 28, Duluth 23
Oconee Co. 49, Oglethorpe Co. 6
Pace Acad. 34, Our Lady of Mercy 3
Pacelli 35, Mount de Sales 17
Parkview 33, Mountain View 27
Paulding Co. 28, Pepperell 21
Pelham 48, Baconton 14
Pickens 13, White Co. 6
Pierce Co. 40, Southeast Bulloch 35
Pinecrest Acad. 42, North Springs 15
Prince Avenue Christ. 42, Aquinas 12
Rabun Co. 42, Habersham Central 14
Rand. Co., Ala. 25, Mt. Zion, Car. 14
Randolph-Clay 46, Abbeville, Ala. 7
Redan 43, McNair 0
Ringgold 36, Heritage, Ringgold 34
Riverwood 28, Holy Innocents' 0
Rockmart 50, North Murray 28
Roswell 52, Centennial 0
Salem 29, Rockdale Co. 6
Sav. Christian 16, McIntosh Co. Acd. 8
Social Circle 31, Strong Rock 23
South Cobb 27, Pope 12
South Effingham 45, Jenkins 12
Southwest 38, Northeast 32
Southwest DeKalb 12, Columbia 6
Sprayberry 17, Kennesaw Mtn. 10
St. Francis 38, Providence Christian 7
Starr's Mill 21, Whitewater 7
Stephens Co. 34, Franklin Co. 7
Stockbridge 28, ELCA 21
Stratford 41, Sav. Country Day 33
Swainsboro 29, ECI 28
Tattnall Co. 21, Long Co. 14
Tattnall Square 37, Georgia Military 7
Telfair Co. 27, Wheeler Co. 6
Thomson 49, Washington Co. 42
Tift Co. 31, Cook 0
Toombs Co. 26, Johnson, Savannah 6
Treutlen 25, Jenkins Co. 19
Trion 40, Armuchee 6
Union Co. 35, Towns Co. 7
Valdosta 59, Thomas Co. Central 35
Walnut Grove 20, Monticello 15
Walton 40, Marietta 0
Ware Co. 37, Hampton 8
Warner Robins 44, Peach Co. 34
Warren Co. 38, Glascock Co. 8
Wayne Co. 33, Appling Co. 9
Wesleyan 49, East Hall 6
West Hall 35, Johnson, Gainesville 9
West Laurens 30, Vidalia 6
Westlake 69, Banneker 0
Westminster 26, Lovett 23
Westside, Aug. 27, Richmond Acd. 20
Westside, Macon 38, Rutland 19
Woodland, Stock. 43, Apalachee 9
Woodstock 17, Johns Creek 14
Woodward Academy 34, Decatur 7 
Saturday's games
Am. Heritage, Fla. 36, Stephenson 8
Archer 26, Peachtree Ridge 10
Cairo at Thomasville, canceled
Charlton Co. 33, Manchester 7
Coconut Creek, Fla. 41, Marist 21
Fitzgerald 29, Heard Co. 7
Hallandale, Fla. 34, Cedar Grove 26
Mays 58, Glenn Hills 0
Newton 55, Meadowcreek 0
Tucker 51, Godby, Fla. 38