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Monday, October 27, 2014


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1. (1) Colquitt County (8-0)

Last week: Off. Next: Friday at Tift County (6-2)

2. (3) Dacula (8-0)

Last week: Beat Grayson 27-17. Dacula trailed 14-7 at halftime but forced five turnovers in the second half, the biggest a fumble at the Grayson 22 with Dacula trailing 17-13. Giovanni Lugo threw a 20-yard TD pass to Johnathan Grant for a 20-17 lead. LB Lawson Cook then returned an interception 38 yards for a 10-point lead. Next: Friday at Archer (5-3)

3. (2) Grayson (8-1)

Last week: Lost to Dacula 27-17. Camryn Brent rushed for 130 yards, and his team led in total yardage 273-171, but Grayson collapsed under the weight of five second-half turnovers, including an interception that was returned for a touchdown, and failed to hold a 17-13 lead in the final minutes. Next: Friday vs. Brookwood (2-6)

4. (6) Lee County (6-1)

Last week: Off. Next: Friday at Camden County (5-3)

5. (7) Valdosta (7-1)

Last week: Off. Next: Friday vs. Lowndes (6-2)

6. (8) Milton (7-1)

Last week: Beat Woodstock 30-13. Milton held Woodstock to minus-8 yards rushing, thanks largely to seven sacks. DE Mike Collins had 3.5 sacks and five tackles for losses. Austin McLeod was 8-of-13 passing for 217 yards and two touchdowns. Next: Friday vs. Pope (2-6)

7. (10) North Gwinnett (6-2)

Last week: Beat Duluth 71-24. John Urzua was 18-of-27 passing for 399 yards and seven touchdowns - five to Joshua Imatorbhebhe, who had six catches for 206 yards. It was the second seven-TD passing game for Urzua, who did it previously in the opener against McEachern. Next Friday vs. Meadowcreek (1-7)

8. (9) McEachern (6-2)

Last week: Beat Kennesaw Mountain 40-14. Sam Jackson rushed for 189 yards and scored on runs of 52, 48 and 15 yards as McEachern beat Kennesaw Mountain for the sixth consecutive time and took sole possession of the lead in Region 4 with a 4-0 record. Next: Friday vs. Harrison (5-3)

9. (NR) Peachtree Ridge (6-2)

Last week: Beat Norcross 35-2. Na'Ceem Antenor rushed for 150 yards and three touchdowns on 27 carries, and Chance Thrasher was 14-of-22 passing for 210 yards and two touchdowns, one a 76-yarder to Connor Heyward. Peachtree Ridge forced four turnovers. It was the first region loss for Norcross, which entered ranked fifth, and caused a four-way tie for first place in Region 7. Next: Friday at Collins Hill (5-3)

10. (NR) Tucker (6-2)

Last week: Beat Alcovy 55-0. Delvin Weems rushed for 115 yards and two touchdowns on eight carries, and Garrett Rigby was 5-of-7 passing for 101 yards and three TDs. Tucker scored on its first five possessions and exceeded 50 points for the sixth consecutive game, setting up this week's contest with Lovejoy to decide the Region 2 championship. Next: Friday at Lovejoy (6-2)



1. (1) Ware County (8-0)

Last week: Beat Statesboro 40-7. Ware County led 28-0, and six players scored touchdowns, including Jarvis Belcher, who had a team-high 107 yards rushing on nine carries. His touchdown covered 66 yards. Ware can clinch Region 3 with a victory this week. Next: Friday vs. South Effingham (4-4)

2. (2) Coffee (7-1)

Last week: Off. Next: Friday at Richmond Hill (2-6)

3. (3) Kell (8-0)

Last week: Beat North Atlanta 35-7. Ivan Walls rushed for 246 yards on 23 carries and scored four touchdowns, one on a 58-yard run. Kell led only 14-7 at halftime. This week's game is for a subregion title in Region 7. Next Friday vs. Sprayberry (6-2)

4. (4) Allatoona (9-0)

Last week: Beat Paulding County 48-20. Allatoona clinched Region 5 (the team's first region title since 2011). Russell Halimon rushed for 184 yards and three touchdowns on 25 carries, and Conner Larson was 12-of-17 passing for 242 yards and four touchdowns. Joshua Bettistea had three catches (all touchdowns) for 146 yards. Next: Nov. 7 vs. Chapel Hill (0-8)

5. (6) Lanier (8-0)

Last week: Beat Salem 42-35. Lanier trailed 28-14 at halftime, but Tahj Tolbert (11-of-20 passing, 178 yards) threw four TD passes in the second half, three to Timothy Leazer, for a 42-28 lead in the fourth quarter. Tario Fuller rushed for 151 yards. Lanier will be the Region 8 champion by winning this week, or next against Apalachee (0-8). Next: Friday vs. Winder-Barrow (5-3)

6. (7) Carver-Atlanta (6-1)

Last week: Carver trailed Mays 27-14 with 9:46 left when the game was suspended because of a shooting outside of Lakewood Stadium. The game will resume today at 6 p.m. at Grady Stadium, with Mays holding a first down at the Carver 11-yard line. Next: Friday at Banneker (0-8)

7. (8) Creekside (7-2)

Last week: Beat Banneker 38-6. Creekside had more than 500 yards in total offense. Felix Harper was 12-of-16 passing for 198 yards and two touchdowns. Creekside is expected to be the Division B winner of Region 6 in the event of an anticipated three-way tie with Mays and Carver of Atlanta. Next: Nov. 7 region playoff.

8. (9) Stephenson (6-2)

Last week: Beat M.L. King 33-7. M.L. King was held to 169 yards in total offense. Khalil Ladler, Steven Roberts and Chauncey Rivers intercepted passes. Stephenson's leading rushers were Ivonte Patterson (14 carries, 93 yards, two touchdowns) and Cortese Logan (12-90-1). Next: Friday vs. Southwest DeKalb (6-2)

9. (10) Northside-Warner Robins (7-1)

Last week: Beat Grovetown 49-14. Willie Jordan rushed for 168 yards and a touchdown on 16 carries. Northside forced three turnovers and survived four. Next: Friday at Cross Creek (1-7)

10. (NR) Harris County (6-2)

Last week: Beat Carver-Columbus 34-14. Harris County ended Carver's 53-game winning streak in region games and won a game that wasn't as close as the score. Harris County held Carver to 22 yards rushing and led 20-6 at halftime, 34-6 entering the fourth. Tae Crowder rushed for 167 yards on 23 carries. Harris can clinch Region 1 with a victory this week. Next: Friday vs. LaGrange (4-4)


Class AAAA

1. (1) Buford (8-0)

Last week: Beat North Oconee 58-3. Buford forced three early turnovers and led 37-0 in the first half. David Curry returned a punt for a touchdown early in the second half. Buford held all-state RB Kawon Bryant to 27 yards on 13 carries. Next: Friday vs. Madison County (5-3)

2. (3) Griffin (8-0)

Last week: Beat Pike County 57-7. Anforne Stroud passed for 188 yards and a career-high four touchdowns, two to Keyston Fuller, who also scored on a 13-yard run. Malik Miller rushed for 122 yards. Next: Friday vs. Riverdale (3-5)

3. (6) Woodward Academy (7-1)

Last week: Beat Sandy Creek 28-7. Elijah Holyfield was held to 68 yards on 20 carries, but Woodward was outstanding on defense, the first team to hold Sandy Creek to less than 20 points since Carrollton in the 2010 Class AAA title game (Sandy Creek beat Carrollton 14-7.) Freshman LB K.J. Phillips had a team-leading 10 tackles, one a sack. Woodward has its highest AJC ranking since 1985. Next: Friday vs. Whitewater (5-3)

4. (4) Cartersville (7-1)

Last week: Beat Southeast Whitfield 48-0. Cartersville led 41-0 at halftime, sparking a running clock. Trevor Lawrence was 12-of-16 passing for 226 yards in two quarters. Next: Friday at LaFayette (2-6)

5. (7) Marist (8-1)

Last week: Beat Columbia 41-0. Ian Gipson rushed for 115 yards and two touchdowns on eight carries. Griffin King had 96 yards from scrimmage on 11 touches and scored touchdowns rushing and receiving. Next: Nov. 7 at Chamblee (1-7)

6. (2) Sandy Creek (7-1)

Last week: Lost to Woodward Academy 28-7. Sandy Creek's 44-game winning streak in games that count in the region standings ended. Sandy Creek last failed to win a region title in 2008. Next: Friday at Carrollton (4-4)

7. (8) St. Pius (6-2)

Last week: Beat Arabia Mountain 70-38. St. Pius rushed for 527 yards and didn't attempt a pass in a game of exactly 1,000 yards of combined total offense. Joey Connors rushed for 163 yards and two touchdowns on nine carries. Ransom Klinger ran for 136 and three on five. Next: Friday vs. Stone Mountain (0-8)

8. (9) Mary Persons (7-1)

Last week: Beat Veterans 31-0. Dee High rushed for 200 yards on 29 carries, and Mary Persons posted its third shutout in four region games. Next: Friday at Baldwin (5-3)

9. (10) Thomas County Central (6-2)

Last week: Beat Crisp County 38-0. Thomas Central led 24-0 at halftime after a goal-line stand that kept Crisp out of the end zone on four tries from the 1-yard line. Nick Patterson rushed for 108 yards on 20 carries. Next: Friday at Worth County (5-2)

10. (5) Cairo (6-2)

Last week: Lost to Monroe 21-14. Cairo took a 14-7 lead with 5:15 left in the third quarter, but Monroe's Carter Christian returned the kickoff 98 yards for a score. Cornelius Jenkins later returned an interception 29 yards for a score. Cairo didn't make it past midfield after that. Next: Friday vs. Albany (0-7)


Class AAA

1. (1) Washington County (8-0)

Last week: Beat Josey 73-6. Washington County broke 70 points for the second time this season. Glenn Hills fell 71-0 last month. Next: Friday vs. Hephzibah (5-3)

2. (2) Calhoun (8-0)

Last week: Beat Murray County 56-3. Kaelan Riley was 18-of-22 passing for 219 yards and a touchdown, and Cole Jackson had four catches for 127 yards and two touchdowns. Neither played the second half. Next: Friday at Lakeview-Fort Oglethorpe (3-6)

3. (3) Blessed Trinity (8-0)

Last week: Beat Washington 36-6. Next: Friday at Decatur (5-3)

4. (4) Jefferson (8-0)

Last week: Off. Next: Friday vs. Oconee County (7-1)

5. (5) Peach County (9-0)

Last week: Beat Jordan 31-7. Robert Allen was 10-of-12 passing for 135 yards and a touchdown in the first half, at which Peach led 28-0. Next: Friday vs. Westside-Macon (8-0)

6. (7) Westside-Macon (8-0)

Last week: Beat Spencer 44-20. Westside scored all of its points in the first half. Marcell Williams was 10-for-16 passing for 213 yards and three touchdowns. Backup RB Donta Pate rushed for 121 yards and two touchdowns on 12 carries. Next: Friday at Peach County (9-0)

7. (6) Westminster (7-1)

Last week: Beat Douglass 42-8. Isaiah Malcome rushed for 138 yards and three touchdowns in the first quarter, after which Westminster led 35-0. Merrick Sims II rushed for 112 yards. Next: Friday vs. Washington (4-4)

8. (8) Central-Carrollton (8-0)

Last week: Beat Cedartown 42-14. Kyle Terrell rushed for 275 yards and four touchdowns on 13 carries, one a 75-yard run. Max Whitlock had two of Central's four sacks. Next: Friday vs. Rockmart (3-5)

9. (9) Hart County (8-0)

Last week: Beat Oconee County 49-21. Hart County beat Oconee County for the 15th consecutive time in a game between unbeaten teams in Region 8. Cameron Fouch passed for 345 yards and three touchdowns, and Hart forced five turnovers. Next: Friday vs. Morgan County (3-5)

10. (NR) Adairsville (7-1)

Last week: Beat North Murray 56-17. Adairsville scored touchdowns on all six drives in the first half. QB Marcus Childers passed for two touchdowns and scored two. Next: Friday at Coahulla Creek (0-8)


Class AA

1. (1) Greater Atlanta Christian (8-0)

Last week: Beat Holy Innocents' 38-0. GAC held Holy Innocents' to four first downs and less than 75 yards in total offense. Davis Mills threw a 47-yard TD pass to Darius Slayton, who also returned an interception 75 yards for a touchdown. Next: Friday at Lovett (7-2)

2. (2) Vidalia (8-0)

Last week: Beat Bacon County 56-27. Keshawn Williams returned a Bacon fumble 27 yards for a touchdown 28 seconds into the game, and Shon Jones returned a kickoff 85 yards for 21-7 lead after Bacon's first touchdown. QB Jordan Black rushed for 89 yards and scored three touchdowns on eight carries. Next: Friday at Jeff Davis (4-4)

3. (3) Lovett (7-2)

Last week: Beat Wesleyan 30-24. Lovett led only 24-18 until Willie Candler's 2-yard run with 2:24 left at the end of a 76-yard drive. Wesleyan had 246 yards rushing (168 by Jordan Argilag) and 237 passing by Banks Ramsey. Nathan Offutt intercepted a pass at the Lovett 2-yard line in the second quarter, and Eli Mercer tackled Ramsey for a 3-yard loss on a fourth-and-1 in the fourth. Next: Friday vs. Greater Atlanta Christian (8-0)

4. (4) Benedictine (6-2)

Last week: Beat Groves 70-19. Benedictine led 35-0 after one quarter and 63-0 after two. Stevie Powers was 12-of-15 passing for 217 yards and three touchdowns. Groves returned the second-half kickoff for a touchdown. Next: Friday vs. McIntosh County Academy (0-8)

5. (5) Thomasville (5-3)

Last week: Off. Next: Friday at Brooks County (6-3)

6. (6) Fitzgerald (7-1)

Last week: Beat Pelham 42-0. Gerald Morgan, not known for his passing, was 9-of-9 for 151 yards and four touchdowns. He rushed for 111 yards on eight carries. Next: Friday vs. Berrien (3-5)

7. (7) Lamar County (6-1-1)

Last week: Beat Putnam County 53-14. Lamar County scored four touchdowns in the first quarter and won its 26th consecutive region game. MLB Chris O'Neal forced two fumbles and had two tackles for losses. Next Friday vs. Monticello (3-5)

8. (8) Darlington (7-1)

Last week: Beat Armuchee 40-6. Trey Edge rushed for 118 yards and two touchdowns on 10 carries. Next: Friday vs. Coosa (6-2)

9. (9) Screven County (8-0)

Last week: Off. Next: Friday at Dublin (5-4)

10. (10) Macon County (6-2)

Last week: Beat Northeast 37-0. Macon County recorded its second consecutive shutout and held Northeast to 128 yards in total offense, 28 rushing. Sophomore RB Jared Daniels rushed for 141 yards and a touchdown on 21 carries. Next: Friday at Putnam County (2-6)


Class A

1. (1) Aquinas (8-0)

Last week: Beat Warren County 43-14. Aquinas led 36-0 at halftime. Ruben Garnett rushed for 130 yards. Liam Welch passed for 233. Daniel Lindsey had six catches for 122 yards and a touchdown. Next: Friday at Lincoln County (6-2)

2. (2) Marion County (8-0)

Last week: Beat Greenville 41-0. Marion led 34-0 at halftime. Dustin Eckert was 10-of-13 passing for 118 yards and two touchdowns. Johnny Royal rushed for 100 yards. Next: Friday vs. Taylor County (1-6-1)

3. Mount Paran Christian (8-0)

Last week: Beat Trion 42-0. Emoni Williams scored on a 57-yard reception, an 81-yard kickoff return and a 69-yard run for Mount Paran, which outgained Trion 264-207 despite having the ball for just 11:08 and running 20 offensive plays. Nick Sbravati returned a fumble 76 yards for a touchdown, and Taylor Trammell returned an interception 77 yards for a score. Next: Friday at Mount Zion-Carroll (6-2)

4. (4) Calvary Day (8-0)

Last week: Beat Claxton 49-21. Robert Heyward rushed for 318 yards and five touchdowns on 23 carries. Calvary Day had 498 yards rushing as a team, and sophomore QB Salvador Calderon was 5-of-5 passing for 44 yards. Next: Friday at Savannah Country Day (2-6)

5. (5) Hawkinsville (8-1)

Last week: Beat Schley County 28-2. Hawkinsville trailed 8-7 at halftime but pulled away in the second half and held Schley to 140 yards in total offense. Class A's leading rusher, Tra Minter, got 110 of that on the ground. Hawkinsville's Devin Adams had three tackles for losses. Next: Friday vs. Pacelli (6-2)

6. (6) Irwin County (6-1-1)

Last week: Beat Wilcox County 40-0. Irwin County had 425 yards rushing as a team. Jakyron Young had 209 yards and three touchowns on 17 carries. Robert Moore had 122 yards on 20 carries. Next: Friday vs. Atkinson County (5-3)

7. (8) Tattnall Square (8-0)

Last week: Beat Twiggs County 37-26. J.J. Battle rushed for 110 yards and three touchdowns. Next: Friday at Mount de Sales (3-5)

8. (9) Charlton County (7-1)

Last week: Beat Telfair County 34-20. Freshman RB Eric Daniels rushed for 137 yards and three touchdowns while Curt Nixon added a TD run. Jimmy Nettles hit Keyvonte Nash from 45 yards out for another score. The defense registered five sacks, three interceptions and a fumble recovery. Next: Friday vs. Clinch County (5-3)

9. (10) Savannah Christian (7-1)

Last week: Beat Portal 24-14. Demetris Robertson, declared eligible by the GHSA days earlier, had three catches for 49 yards and a touchdown. Robertson, a five-star recruit who has committed to Alabama, transferred from Savannah Country Day and endured weeks of uncertainty over his status as the GHSA debated whether he had made a bona-fide move, and then whether he deserved a hardship appeal. Next: Friday at Claxton (6-2)

10. (NR) Clinch County (5-3)

Last week: Beat Lanier County 59-26. Clinch County had 570 yards rushing, led by sophomore Shannon Young's 101, and led 33-0 at halftime. Next: Friday at Charlton County (7-1)


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Saye It Ain't So

1. Monroe 21, Cairo 14: Monroe prevented Cairo from clinching the 1-AAAA Division A title and created the possibility of a three-way tie for first in the subregion with Thomas County Central. Cairo holds the tiebreaker advantage and can still win the subregion with a victory against Albany this week. The subregion winner will play Worth County for the region title.


2. Harrison 43, Hillgrove 42: Harrison, a 20-point underdog according to the computer Maxwell Ratings, scored a touchdown and two-point conversion with one second remaining to beat its west Cobb neighbor for the first time in five meetings. Hillgrove was in first place in 4-AAAAAA but can still win the region title if it beats McEachern on Nov. 7.


3. Westlake 14, Hughes 6: Westlake, just two years removed from an 0-10 season, is on the brink of its first region championship since 2005 after knocking off a Hughes team that was ranked No. 4 in Class AAAAAA last week. Westlake, which was projected as a 12-point underdog by Maxwell, can win the 3-AAAAAA title by beating South Cobb this week.


4. Eagle's Landing Christian 35, Landmark Christian 28: ELCA started the season 0-6 and was No. 19 in last week's Class A private-school power rankings, but the Chargers can now clinch the Region 5-A title with a victory against Our Lady of Mercy this week. ELCA has won four consecutive region titles. Landmark was ranked No. 7 in Class A last week.


5. Peachtree Ridge 35, Norcross 2: First-place Norcross fell into a four-way tie with Peachtree Ridge, North Gwinnett and Mill Creek for the top spot in 7-AAAAAA with its second surprisingly lopsided loss of the season. North Gwinnett has the easiest remaining schedule of the four teams. Peachtree Ridge and Norcross both play Collins Hill and Mill Creek.


6. Woodward Academy 28, Sandy Creek 7: Woodward Academy took sole possession of first place in Region 5-AAAA after snapping Sandy Creek's 44-game winning streak in region games. The War Eagles, who are ranked No. 3 this week, are closing in on their first region title since 1997. Sandy Creek's last region loss came against Haralson County in 2007.


7. Harris County 34, Carver, Columbus 14: Harris County moved into sole possession of first place in 1-AAAAA by snapping Carver's 53-game winning streak in region games. Harris County can clinch the region title with a victory at home against LaGrange this week. Carver's last loss in a region game came against LaGrange in 2006.


8. Northgate 43, Drew 30: Drew moved into first place in 4-AAAAA Division A with a victory in its previous game against Mundy's Mill, but this loss dropped the Titans into a tie for second with Northgate. Drew will still win the subregion it beats McIntosh and Northgate loses to Starr's Mill. The subregion winner will play in the region championship game on Nov. 7.


9. Seminole County 61, Berrien 21: Berrien had a firm grasp on the fourth playoff spot in 1-AA, but this loss puts the Rebels back in a three-team battle with Early County and Seminole County for that final berth. All three teams have three losses in the region. Seminole, which picked up its first region victory, was a 12-point underdog, according to Maxwell.


10. Southeast Bulloch 22, Jenkins 21: Southeast Bulloch opened the season with four consecutive non-subregion losses, but the Yellow Jackets got hot at the right time and clinched the 1-AAA Division B title. The region will not hold a designated championship game, so Southeast Bulloch will play the fourth-place team from Division A in a play-in game.


Region Standings: Class AAAAAA


Region 1-AAAAAA




Last week

This week*

Colquitt County



Did not play

at Tift Co.




Did not play

vs. Lowndes

Lee County



Did not play

at Camden Co.




Did not play

at Valdosta

Tift County



Did not play

vs. Colquitt Co.

Camden County



Did not play

vs. Lee Co.

GHSF Daily's projected playoff teams: 1. Colquitt County, 2. Valdosta, 3. Lee County, 4. Lowndes


Region 2-AAAAAA




Last week

This week




d. Newton 41-15

vs. Tucker (TO)




d. Alcovy 55-0

at Lovejoy (TO)

Rockdale Co.



d. Lakeside, Atl. 37-14

at Alcovy




l. to Lovejoy 41-15

at Lakeside, Atlanta (A)

Lakeside (Atlanta)



l. to Rockdale Co. 37-14

vs. Newton (A)




l. to Tucker 55-0

vs. Rockdale Co.

Projected playoff teams: 1. Tucker, 2. Lovejoy, 3. Newton, 4. Rockdale County


Region 3-AAAAAA




Last week

This week




d. Hughes 14-6

vs. South Cobb




l. to Westlake 14-6

at Pebblebrook

East Coweta



d. Douglas Co. 28-14

vs. Newnan

South Cobb



d. Campbell 62-39

at Westlake

Douglas County



l. to East Coweta 28-14

vs. Campbell




d. Pebblebrook 35-6

at East Coweta




l. to South Cobb 62-39

at Douglas Co.




l. to Newnan 35-6

vs. Hughes

Projected playoff teams: 1. Westlake, 2. Hughes, 3. East Coweta, 4. Douglas County

Region 4-AAAAAA




Last week

This week




d. Kennesaw Mtn. 40-14

vs. Harrison




l. to Harrison 43-42

Does not play

North Paulding



d. Marietta 42-41

at North Cobb




d. Harrison 43-42

at McEachern

North Cobb



Did not play

vs. North Paulding

Kennesaw Mountain



l. to McEachern 40-14

at Marietta




l. to North Paulding 42-41

vs. Kennesaw Mountain




d. Cross Keys 41-6

vs. Upson-Lee

Projected playoff teams: 1. McEachern, 2. Hillgrove, 3. North Cobb, 4. North Paulding


Region 5-AAAAAA




Last week

This week




d. Woodstock 30-13

vs. Pope




d. Cherokee 31-21

at Etowah




d. Wheeler 31-13

vs. Roswell




l. to Roswell 31-21

vs. Walton




l. to Milton 30-13

Does not play




l. to Etowah 31-13

at Lassiter




d. Lassiter 39-35

at Milton




Did not play

at Cherokee




l. to Pope 39-35

vs. Wheeler

Projected playoff teams: 1. Roswell, 2. Milton, 3. Etowah, 4. Cherokee


Region 6-AAAAAA




Last week

This week




d. South Forsyth 24-14

at Northview




d. Chattahoochee 37-7

vs. Alpharetta




d. North Forsyth 27-3

vs. West Forsyth




d. West Forsyth 33-27

vs. Chattahoochee

South Forsyth



l. to Alpharetta 24-14

vs. Johns Creek

West Forsyth



l. to Lambert 33-27

at Centennial




l. to Northview 37-7

at Lambert

Johns Creek



d. Habersham 42-14

at South Forsyth

North Forsyth



l. to Centennial 27-3

at Habersham Central

Habersham Central



l. to Johns Creek 42-14

vs. North Forsyth

Projected playoff teams: 1. Alpharetta, 2. Lambert, 3. Northview, 4. West Forsyth


Region 7-AAAAAA




Last week

This week




l. to Peach. Ridge 35-2

vs. Mill Creek

North Gwinnett



d. Duluth 71-24

vs. Meadowcreek

Peachtree Ridge



d. Norcross 35-2

at Collins Hill

Mill Creek



d. Collins Hill 41-7

at Norcross

Collins Hill



l. to Mill Creek 41-7

vs. Peachtree Ridge

Mountain View



d. Meadowcreek 42-0

vs. Duluth




l. to N. Gwinnett 71-24

at Mountain View




l. to Mountain View 42-0

at North Gwinnett

Projected playoff teams: 1. North Gwinnett, 2. Peachtree Ridge, 3. Norcross, 4. Mill Creek


Region 8-AAAAAA




Last week

This week




d. Grayson 27-17

at Archer




l. to Dacula 27-17

vs. Brookwood




d. C. Gwinnett 35-14

vs. Dacula

Central Gwinnett



l. to Archer 35-14

at Parkview




d. Shiloh 49-27

vs. Central Gwinnett

South Gwinnett



d. Berkmar 32-0

Does not play




Did not play

at Grayson




l. to Parkview 49-27

at Berkmar




l. to South Gwinnett 32-0

vs. Shiloh

Projected playoff teams: 1. Dacula, 2. Grayson, 3. Archer, 4. Central Gwinnett


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: A - Adams; TO - Twelve Oaks 


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Tasting a title

Allatoona became the first team in the state this season to clinch a region championship when it beat Paulding County 48-20 on Friday to win the 5-AAAAA crown. Here are 26 more teams that can clinch region titles with victories this week:

2-AAAAAA: Lovejoy
2-AAAAAA: Tucker
3-AAAAAA: Westlake
6-AAAAAA: Alpharetta
8-AAAAAA: Dacula

1-AAAAA: Harris County

3-AAAAA: Ware County

8-AAAAA: Lanier

3-AAAA: Wayne County

6-AAAA: St. Pius

2-AAA: Peach County

2-AAA: Westside (Macon)

6-AAA: Calhoun

1-AA: Thomasville

2-AA: Vidalia

3-AA: Swainsboro

5-AA: Bowdon

6-AA: Lovett

6-AA: Greater Atlanta Christian

7-AA: Darlington

7-AA: Coosa

1-A: Calhoun County

1-A: Mitchell County

2-A: Irwin County

4-A: Marion County

5-A: Eagle's Landing Christian


Which school that can clinch a region title with a victory this week (see Daily List) has gone the most seasons without a region title? (Answer Tuesday)


Answer to Friday's question: Cecil Flowe was an assistant coach on Redan's 1979 state-championship team on which current head coach Mike Parris (Loganville) played. Flowe was head coach of Parkview's 1997 team, on which current first-year head coaches Korey Mobbs (Lanier) and Jacob Nichols (Alpharetta) played.

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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.


Ken Cofer, Bacon County

1. Who is/was the most influential person in your coaching career?"My dad, Mike Cofer. The countless hours of watching that 8mm film with him at home and preparing for the opponent is what got me hooked. His non-stop work ethic, loyalty and his dedication to the game for 30 years is something I hope to match by the time my career is over. My dad passed away before I started coaching, but coach Ross New was that mentor and guide for me when I got the head job at Cook High School in 2010. God has a way of placing people in our lives to help us along through tough times. I never would have made it without him by my side. Other than my dad, Coach New is the most influential person for me."


2. Who is the best Georgia player you ever faced? "Eric Berry from Creekside [2004] when I was an assistant at Villa Rica. Malkom Parrish from Brooks County the past four years caused me the most headaches. Both are very special players."


3. What is the best team you ever faced as a coach?

"Buford 2010. Division I prospects all over the field, disciplined and well-coached. Offensively, their linemen would tell our kids where the ball was going and we still couldn't stop them."


4. If you were Gary Phillips, the new head of the GHSA, what would be the first rule that you would try to change? "Definitely the semifinals back in the Georgia Dome and the state championship games at home stadiums. I'd also research private and public schools having separate state championship games beyond just Class A. I don't want to totally disrespect the private schools, but some of these places have all-star teams. Definitely not a level playing field vs. rural south Georgia, especially in AA ball now."


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Weekend Scores

Thursday's games

Blessed Trinity 36, Washington 6

Monroe 21, Cairo 14

Savannah 49, Islands 6

Westside, Macon 44, Spencer 20


Friday's games

Adairsville 56, North Murray 17

Alexander 32, East Paulding 29

Allatoona 48, Paulding Co. 20

Alpharetta 24, South Forsyth 14

Appling Co. 17, Pierce Co. 14

Aquinas 43, Warren Co. 14

Archer 35, Central Gwinnett 14

Athens Academy 60, Providence 0

Athens Christ. 40, Lakeview Acad. 0

Atkinson Co. 20, Turner Co. 16

Baldwin 17, Perry 3

Banks Co. 27, Dawson Co. 21

Benedictine 70, Groves 19

Bleckley Co. 19, Monticello 13

Bowdon 46, Heard Co. 20

Brantley Co. 41, Toombs Co. 13

Bremen 34, Manchester 12

Brooks Co. 35, Early Co. 7

Brunswick 39, Richmond Hill 34

Bryan Co. 28, Jeff Davis 21

Buford 58, North Oconee 3

Butler 35, New Hampstead 6

Calhoun 56, Murray Co. 3

Calhoun Co. 39, Miller Co. 0

Callaway 41, Pepperell 7

Calvary Day 49, Claxton 21

Cambridge 35, Riverwood 17

Carrollton 35, Troup 22

Cartersville 48, Southeast Whitfield 0

Cass 41, River Ridge 26

Cedar Grove 42, North Clayton 0

Centennial 27, North Forsyth 3

Central, Carrollton 42, Cedartown 14

Charlton Co. 34, Telfair Co. 20

Chattahoochee Co. 48, Temple 18

Christian Heritage 26, Walker 7

Clinch Co. 59, Lanier Co. 26

Commerce 58, Towns Co. 0

Cook 13, Dodge Co. 10

Coosa 21, Dade Co. 6

Crawford Co. 51, N. Cobb Christ. 31

Creekside 38, Banneker 6

Dacula 27, Grayson 17

Dalton 42, Woodland, Cartersville 0

Darlington 40, Armuchee 6

Decatur 35, Therrell 7

Dooly Co. 31, Taylor Co. 8

Dutchtown 30, Union Grove 17

Eagle's Landing 21, Walnut Grove 13

ELCA 35, Landmark Christian 28

East Coweta 28, Douglas Co. 14

East Hall 34, Franklin Co. 7

Eastside 47, Hampton 14

Elbert Co. 41, Morgan Co. 7

Emanuel Co. Inst. 63, Wheeler Co. 0

Etowah 31, Wheeler 13

First Presbyterian 41, Wilkinson 32

Fitzgerald 42, Pelham 0

Flowery Branch 29, Loganville 14

Forsyth Central 49, North Springs 21

Gainesville 61, Cedar Shoals 26

George Walton 21, Hebron Christ. 17

Gilmer 62, LaFayette 27

Glynn Academy 35, Effingham Co. 14

Grady 41, Chamblee 14

GAC 38, Holy Innocents' 0

Greene Co. 24, Riverside Military 7

Griffin 57, Pike Co. 7

Harris Co. 34, Carver, Columbus 14

Harrison 43, Hillgrove 42

Hart Co. 49, Oconee Co. 21

Hawkinsville 28, Schley Co. 2

Heritage, Conyers 35, Apalachee 28

Houston Co. 42, Greenbrier 13

Irwin Co. 40, Wilcox Co. 0

Jackson 34, Central, Macon 28

Jackson, Atl. 30, South Atlanta 22

Jackson Co. 35, East Jackson 15

Jefferson Co. 49, Harlem 14

Jenkins Co. 30, Sav. Country Day 19

Johns Creek 42, Habersham Cent. 14

Johnson, Savannah 26, Beach 9

Johnson Co. 62, Treutlen 13

Jones Co. 51, Evans 24

Jonesboro 45, Mount Zion, Jones. 0

Kell 35, North Atlanta 7

LaGrange 24, Shaw 0

Lamar Co. 53, Putnam Co. 14

Lambert 33, West Forsyth 27

Laney 49, Hephzibah 7

Lanier 42, Salem 35

Liberty Co. 47, Windsor Forest 0

Lincoln Co. 34, Georgia Military 21

Locust Grove 37, Henry Co. 30

Long Co. 46, McIntosh Co. Acad. 12

Lovett 30, Wesleyan 24

Luella 19, Ola 0

Macon Co. 37, Northeast 0

Marion Co. 41, Greenville 0

Marist 41, Columbia 0

Mary Persons 31, Veterans 0

McEachern 40, Kennesaw Mtn. 14

McIntosh 51, Forest Park 22

Metter 48, East Laurens 14

Mill Creek 51, Collins Hill 7

Miller Grove 48, Dunwoody 21

Milton 30, Woodstock 13

Mitchell Co. 27, Terrell Co. 12

Model 23, Chattooga 0

Mount Paran Christian 42, Trion 0

Mount Pisgah 64, King's Ridge 22

Mountain View 42, Meadowcreek 0

Mundy's Mill 33, Starr's Mill 16

New Manchester 42, Chapel Hill 10

Newnan 35, Pebblebrook 6

North Gwinnett 71, Duluth 24

North Hall 38, Monroe Area 35

North Paulding 42, Marietta 41

Northgate 43, Drew 30

Northside, Col. 45, Columbus 28

Northview 37, Chattahoochee 7

Northwest Whitfield 41, Ridgeland 30

Oglethorpe Co. 13, Social Circle 10

Osborne 41, Cross Keys 6

Pace Academy 37, Hapeville 20

Pacelli 41, Brookstone 20

Parkview 49, Shiloh 27

Peach Co. 31, Jordan 7

Peachtree Ridge 35, Norcross 2

Pickens 23, Heritage, Ringgold 0

Pinecrest Academy 14, Fellowship 7

Pope 39, Lassiter 35

Rabun Co. 22, Washington-Wilkes 7

Randolph-Clay 64, Baconton 21

Richmond Acad. 35, Cross Creek 0

Ringgold 48, Coahulla Creek 0

Rockdale Co. 37, Lakeside, Atl. 14

Rockmart 41, Haralson Co. 8

Roswell 31, Cherokee 21

Savannah Christian 24, Portal 14

Seminole Co. 61, Berrien 21

Sequoyah 38, Rome 21

Sonoraville 54, Lakeview-Ft. Ogle. 7

South Cobb 62, Campbell 39

S. Effingham 40, Bradwell Inst. 12

South Gwinnett 32, Berkmar 0

South Paulding 47, Lithia Springs 0

Spalding 47, Riverdale 20

St. Francis 14, Whitefield Academy 7

St. Pius 70, Arabia Mountain 38

Stephens Co. 31, Madison Co. 10

Stephenson 33, M.L. King 7

Stockbridge 36, Woodland, Stock. 7

Stratford Acd. 49, Mount de Sales 27

Swainsboro 25, Dublin 7

Tattnall Square 37, Twiggs Co. 26

Thomas Co. Central 38, Crisp Co. 0

Tri-Cities 57, Clarkston 0

Tucker 55, Alcovy 0

Upson-Lee 28, Howard 20

Vidalia 56, Bacon Co. 27

Villa Rica 55, Hiram 48

Ware Co. 40, Statesboro 7

Warner Robins 51, Lakeside, Ev. 49

Washington Co. 73, Josey 6

Wayne Co. 34, Thomson 6

West Hall 49, Fannin Co. 0

Westminster 42, Douglass 8

Westover 27, Dougherty 8

Westside, Augusta 48, Glenn Hills 0

White Co. 50, Chestatee 28

Whitewater 30, Fayette Co. 0

Winder-Barrow 35, Clarke Central 29

Woodward Acad. 28, Sandy Creek 7

Worth Co. 43, Americus-Sumter 12


Saturday's games

B.E.S.T. Academy 38, KIPP Atlanta 14

Kendrick 36, Southwest 18

Lithonia 55, Stone Mountain 6

Lovejoy 41, Newton 15

Northside, W.R. 49, Grovetown 14

Southeast Bulloch 22, Jenkins 21

Southwest DeKalb 29, Druid Hills 7

Strong Rock 46, Mount Vernon 12

Towers 34, McNair 16

Westlake 14, Hughes 6