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Monday, Nov. 23, 2015


It's Thanksgiving week, and we at Georgia High School Football Daily will be taking some time off to enjoy the holiday.
We will publish only on Monday, Tuesday and Wednesday. You'll still get all the news we've been providing each week during the playoffs; you'll just get it in three issues instead of five.
And we'll be back to five days next week.
Enjoy reading.
Quarterfinal Preview
Collins Hill at Roswell
When, where: 7:30 p.m. Friday, Ray Manus Stadium, Roswell
Records, rankings: Collins Hill is 7-5, the No. 3 seed from Region 7-AAAAAA and unranked; Roswell is 12-0, the No. 1 seed from 5-AAAAAA and No. 3.
Last meeting: Collins Hill won 24-21 in 2011.
Three things to know: 1. Roswell has won each of its games by 17 or more points. Collins Hill has more losses than any quarterfinal team, two of them to non-playoff teams Dacula and South Gwinnett. But Collins Hill's victory over Newton last week was the fourth region champion that the Eagles have beaten on the road in the playoffs over the past six seasons. Roswell was a victim in 2010. 2. Collins Hill RB Jonathan Postell rushed for 153 yards in the 31-24 victory over Newton. He has 805 yards on the season. QB Drew Dinsmore threw for 296 yards and three touchdowns in the first round, but the Eagles are erratic passing. DE Tomon Fox (North Carolina), LB Robert Snyder (Virginia) and LB Emmanuel Belmar (Virginia Tech) are ACC-bound. 3. Roswell QB Quintarius Neely completed his first 12 passes in a 34-15 victory over Camden County last week and finished 23-of-31 for 216 yards. He has thrown for 2,080 yards on the season. Roswell's balanced offense also includes 1,000-yard rusher Sheldon Evans. Linebackers Tre Lamar (committed to Clemson) and Tyrone Hopper (North Carolina) are defensive mainstays.
Maxwell Ratings' projection: Roswell by 28
Winner plays: Grayson/Westlake winner
Grayson at Westlake
When, where: 7:30 p.m. Friday, Westlake Stadium, College Park
Records, rankings: Grayson is 12-0, the No. 1 seed from Region 8-AAAAAA and No. 2; Westlake is 10-2, the No. 1 seed from 3-AAAAAA and unranked.
Last meeting: This is the teams' first meeting.
Three things to know: 1. Westlake is in the quarterfinals for the first time since 1999, a year before Grayson opened. Grayson is 3-2 in quarterfinals, all between 2007 and 2011. This will be Grayson's first since its state-championship season. 2. Grayson RB Cameryn Brent rushed for 161 yards in a 54-21 second-round victory over Valdosta. That gives him 1,205 yards on the season. Ernest Tiller had 167 yards on five carries. He has rushed for 600 yards on 55 carries (10.9 ypc). Grayson led Valdosta 54-7 after three quarters. QB Chase Brice has thrown for 2,191 yards and 27 touchdowns. 3. Westlake QB Malik Willis had the best game of his career in a 28-9 upset of No. 6 Peachtree Ridge last week. Willis was 7-of-9 passing for 92 yards and two touchdowns and rushed for 113 yards. RB Marquez Burdette had 115 yards rushing. LB Christion Abercrombie (committed to Western Kentucky) had two interceptions, one returned for a touchdown.
Maxwell Ratings' projection: Grayson by 30
Winner plays: Collins Hill/Roswell winner
Colquitt County at South Forsyth
When, where: 7:30 p.m. Friday, War Eagle Stadium, Cumming
Records, rankings: Colquitt County is 12-0, the No. 1 seed from Region 1-AAAAAA and No. 1; South Forsyth is 11-1, the No. 1 seed from 6-AAAAAA and unranked.
Last meeting: This is the teams' first meeting.
Three things to know: 1. South Forsyth won a coin toss between these region champions to be the host team, but Colquitt is 13-4 in road playoff games under coach Rush Propst. Colquitt County is one victory from its seventh consecutive semifinal. No other school in the highest class has more than four straight. South Forsyth lost its only previous quarterfinal to Fitzgerald in 2001 in Class AAA. 2. South Forsyth QB Davis Shanley rushed for 169 yards and three touchdowns, including runs of 68 and 70 yards, in a 42-35 second-round victory over Tucker. Typically more of a passer (2,078 yards on the season), he was just 6-of-14 for 85 yards last week. Sam Outlaw, who entered with 1,007 yards, rushed for 114 yards and scored on an 87-yard run. 3. Colquitt County QB Chase Parrish threw for 275 yards and four touchdowns in a 62-21 victory over Central Gwinnett last week. That gives Parrish 2,557 yards and 32 TD passes on the season. Nick Powell is Colquitt's leading rusher with 605 yards. He had 103 against Central Gwinnett, his second 100-yard game of the season.
Maxwell Ratings' projection: Colquitt County by 26
Winner plays: Archer/Mill Creek winner
Archer at Mill Creek
When, where: 7:30 p.m. Friday, Markham Field at Mill Creek Community Stadium, Hochston
Records, rankings: Archer is 11-1, the No. 2 seed from Region 8-AAAAAA and No. 4; Mill Creek is 12-0, the No. 1 seed from 7-AAAAAA and No. 5.
Last meeting: This is the teams' first meeting.
Three things to know: 1. These are two of the four Gwinnett County teams in the AAAAAA quarterfinals. The others are Grayson and Collins Hill. Gwinnett also put four teams in the quarters in 2012 and 2013, but only one (state runner-up Archer) in 2014. Mill Creek lost its two previous quarterfinals to Colquitt County (2010) and North Cobb (2012). 2. Archer defeated No. 7 McEachern 24-21 on Friday as QB Will Bearden scored on a 1-yard run with 35 seconds left. That was the end of a 12-play, 74-yard drive. Bearden was 29-of-41 passing for 213 yards in the game, and he has thrown for 2,416 yards on the season. RB Jamyest Williams has 1,260 yards rushing. 3. Mill Creek has allowed only 277 yards rushing this season, including 42 to Newnan, which Mill Creek beat 44-14 last week. Three opponents, including Region 7 runner-up Peachtree Ridge, have been held to negative-yards rushing. Cameron Turley has thrown for 2,058 yards. The leading rushers are Joe Thomas (705 yards) and Daniel LeConte (579).
Maxwell Ratings' projection: Archer by 2
Winner plays: Colquitt County/South Forsyth winner
Houston County at Allatoona
When, where: 7:30 p.m. Friday, Buccaneer Stadium, Acworth
Records, rankings: Houston County is 11-1, the No. 1 seed from Region 2-AAAAA and No. 4; Allatoona is 11-1, the No. 1 seed from 5-AAAAA and No. 10.
Last meeting: This is the teams' first meeting.
Three things to know: 1. Houston County and Allatoona are two of the three regions champions remaining in the Class AAAAA field (Stockbridge is the other). Houston County is in the quarterfinals for the second consecutive year and fifth time in school history. Allatoona, a semifinalist for the first time last season, is making its fourth quarterfinal appearance in five years. 2. Houston County QB Jake Fromm was 29-of-45 passing for 367 yards in a 42-40 victory over Mays in the second round. Fromm, who has committed to Alabama, has thrown for 3,728 yards this season. Houston County took a 42-33 lead on a safety with 6:48 to play. Mays cut the lead to 42-40 with 3:08 remaining, but the Bears were able to run out the clock. 3. Allatoona rushed for 239 yards last week in a 30-14 victory over Starr's Mill despite the absence of RB Russell Halimon, a 1,500-yard rusher in the regular season who missed the game with a knee injury. Halimon is expected to be evaluated today, and his status for this week's game in unknown. Charles Anderson had a game-high 101 yards against Starr's Mill, which suffered the first loss by a Region 4 team in the postseason.
Maxwell Ratings' projection: Allatoona by 1
Winner plays: Kell/Northgate winner
Kell at Northgate
When, where: 7:30 p.m. Friday, Henry Seldon Field, Newnan
Records, rankings: Kell is 9-3, the No. 2 seed from Region 7-AAAAA and unranked; Northgate is 11-1, the No. 2 seed from 4-AAAAA and No. 9.
Last meeting: This is the teams' first meeting.
Three things to know: 1. Kell, which had a three-year streak of Region 7 titles broken this season by Dalton, is making its third appearance in the quarterfinals and looking to reach the semifinals for the second time. Northgate is in the quarterfinals for the first time since 2000, when it was in its third season of football and playing in Class AA. 2. Kell DB Shamaar Bennett recovered two fumbles inside the Kell 15-yard line and returned one 97 yards for a touchdown in the Longhorns' 14-7 victory over Region 3 champion Coffee in the second round. The game was tied 7-7 at halftime despite Coffee having a 230-68 advantage in total offense, according to the Marietta Daily News. Bryson Armstrong scored the winning touchdown on a 1-yard run with 11:36 to play. 3. Northgate's defense, among the best in Class AAAAA all season, turned in another strong performance in a 41-21 victory over Lanier last week, despite giving up more than seven points for just the third time this season. The Vikings held Lanier to 151 total yards and forced two fumbles that Northgate turned into touchdowns in building a 21-0 lead in the first eight minutes. RB Ton Evans rushed for 194 yards on 23 carries and scored on runs of 80, 3 and 4 yards. Evans has nearly 1,600 yards rushing on the season.
Maxwell Ratings' projection: Northgate by 18
Winner plays: Houston County/Allatoona winner
Drew at Ware County
When, where: 7:30 p.m. Friday, Memorial Stadium, Waycross
Records, rankings: Drew is 9-3, the No. 4 seed from Region 4-AAAAA and unranked; Ware County is 10-2, the No. 3 seed from 3-AAAAA and unranked.
Last meeting: This is the teams' first meeting.
Three things to know: 1. Drew and Ware County are the only teams remaining in the Class AAAAA field that are not seeded No. 1 or No. 2. Drew opened in 2009 and had not won a playoff game until this season. Ware County is in the quarterfinals for the fifth time in six seasons but advanced to the semifinals just once during that stretch. 2. Drew QB Joseph Newman passed for three touchdowns and rushed for three more as the Titans rallied from an early 17-0 deficit to defeat South Paulding 54-23 in the second round. Quarderman Sloan had touchdown runs of 25 and 12 yards and went over 2,000 yards for the season. Sloan has rushed for 26 touchdowns. Cedric Davenport also scored two touchdowns, on runs of 20 and 3 yards. Drew scored 41.5 points per game during the regular season but is averaging 62 in the playoffs. 3. This will be the second consecutive game against a No. 4 seed for Ware County, which defeated Region 7 No. 4 Rome in the second round. Ware County trailed 24-14 going to the fourth quarter before rallying for a 35-24 victory. Dedrick Mills ran for 125 yards and two touchdowns on 16 carries. He is the leading rusher (890 yards for the season) for a team that gets about 77 percent of its yardage from the running game.
Maxwell Ratings' projection: Ware County by 5
Winner plays: Glynn Academy/Stockbridge winner
Glynn Academy at Stockbridge
When, where: 7:30 p.m. Friday, Tiger Stadium, Stockbridge
Records, rankings: Glynn Academy is 10-2, the No. 2 seed from Region 3-AAAAA and unranked; Stockbridge is 12-0, the No. 1 seed from 4-AAAAA and No. 1.
Last meeting: This is the teams' first meeting.
Three things to know: 1. Second-year Glynn Academy coach Rocky Hidalgo has the Red Terrors in the quarterfinals for the second consecutive year. Before his arrival, Glynn had not played in a quarterfinal since 1972. Stockbridge never reached the quarterfinals in the first 48 years of the program's history but will now be making its fourth consecutive appearance. The Tigers advanced to the semifinals for the first time last season. 2. Glynn Academy's Garrison Hurd had 189 of the team's 275 yards rushing and scored a touchdown on a sloppy field in the Red Terrors' 20-13 victory over Dalton in the second round. Glynn's defense held Dalton to minus-44 yards rushing and recovered two fumbles, according to the Chattanooga Times-Free Press. QB Deejay Dallas gave Glynn a 20-10 lead with a 16-yard touchdown run with 5:04 to play. 3. Stockbridge rushed for 529 yards and six touchdowns on 56 carries in its 40-34 overtime victory against Gainesville last week. Jalen Holston led the way with 292 yards and four TDs on 31 carries. QB Malachi Brown was 3-of-7 passing for 64 yards and ran for 147 yards and two touchdowns, including the game-winner on a 1-yard run in overtime. Stockbridge led 28-6 at halftime, but Gainesville rallied and tied the game after recovering a fumble at midfield with 5:03 to play.
Maxwell Ratings' projection: Stockbridge by 8
Winner plays: Drew/Ware County winner
Coming Tuesday: Classes AAAA and AAA
Coach Of The Week
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Bryan Love, Westlake
1Bryan Love of Westlake is the Peachtree Orthopaedic Clinic Coach of the Week. Love's Lions defeated sixth-ranked Peachtree Ridge 28-9 to reach the Class AAAAAA quarterfinals. Love inherited a team that went 0-10 in 2012 and is 24-10 in three seasons. Westlake broke a four-year playoff drought in 2013, a nine-year region-title drought in 2014 and a 16-year state-quarterfinal drought in 2015. Love was the defensive coordinator for Camden County's state championship teams of 2008 and 2009.
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Four Questions Presented By GPB Sports
2GHSF Daily asked Georgia head coaches to answer these four questions. We'll report from a different head coach each day.
Terrance Banks, Newton
1. What is the most memorable game you've been a part of as a player or coach? "For me, my first career win was at Lowndes in 2013, and the fact that we won on the last play of the game made it more meaningful. It was an unbelievable night and experience. The Valdosta playoff win last year and my own high school playoff win in '96 when we [Lakeside of DeKalb County] came back to beat Elbert County 31-14 in Elberton are close."
2. Which high school coach would you want your son to play for, and why? "For me it would be two men I played for or worked for, Phil Lindsey or Corey Jarvis. Coach Lindsey [Banks' coach at Lakeside] was a man who got his point across to us without cussing, without screaming. We knew he cared for us. Corey Jarvis [current head coach at Mays] is a great football coach but a better man. He goes the extra mile for his players. The reason all those kids are playing at the next level from MLK, Duluth and Mays have a lot to do with his belief that because these kids bust their tails for us, we should bust ours in trying to help them achieve their dreams of college education and next-level ball."
3. What is your favorite saying/motto? "Don't focus on problems, focus on solutions."
4. Which GHSA policy or high school football rule would you most like to see changed? "Adopt a Texas-style transfer rule. Real simple: You transfer less than 60 miles, you sit out a year. Only approve those over 60 miles or from out of state. Unless you are a senior and you miss a percentage of time, let the hardship committee decide. All schools gain and lose kids, us included, but to solve the issue at hand, this is best. That is the real solution to the 'classification' issue. Transfers are the elephant in the room we keep avoiding. This solves it."
Watch quarterfinal action - Archer at Mill Creek - on Georgia Public Broadcasting this Friday at 7 p.m. GPB Sports is the television home for the GHSA football playoffs, football and basketball state championships and the weekly regular-season games on Football Fridays in Georgia. Coverage is also carried live at Support for the broadcasts is provided by viewers like you and in part by Georgia Electric Membership Corporation, Regions Bank, Technical College System of Georgia and Georgia Farm Bureau Insurance.  GPB - Bringing You The Best.

Fall Metro Atlanta College Football Recruiting Fair
The 2015 Fall Metro Atlanta College Football Recruiting Fair will be held at The Conference Center atAtlanta Metropolitan State College on Dec. 1 and Dec. 8 (8 a.m.-5 p.m.). Colleges from across the country will be in attendance, looking for football prospects from the classes of 2016 and 2017.  There are only 80 slots available for high schools, so please visit our FRE Sports Web site or


All-Region Teams
Please send all-region teams to GHSF Daily at We will publish any team that we receive. GHSF Daily encourages those selecting and providing all-region teams to include each player's year in school. All-region players who are recognized as underclassmen have a better chance of being recruited and getting recognition on preseason all-area or all-state teams in 2016.
Please send all-region teams to GHSF Daily at We will publish any team that we receive. GHSF Daily encourages those selecting and providing all-region teams to include each player's year in school. All-region players who are recognized as underclassmen have a better chance of being recruited and getting recognition on preseason all-area or all-state teams in 2016. 

6-AAAAA Div. A
Player of the year: DT Aaron Sterling, Stephenson, Jr.
Offensive players of the year: RB Jaylen Marson-Knight, Stephenson, and QB Justin Tomlin, Southwest DeKalb
Defensive players of the year: DT Aaron Sterling, Stephenson, and DE Michael Pitts, Stephenson
Coach of the year: Ron Gartrell, Stephenson
QB - Justin Tomlin, Southwest DeKalb, So.
QB - Jordan Douglas, M.L. King, Sr.
RB - Jaylen Marson-Knight, Stephenson, Jr.
RB - Ezekial Gouch, Miller Grove, Jr.
RB - Jordan Eastling, Southwest DeKalb, Sr.
RB - Josh Hudgins, Dunwoody, So.
WR - Owen Clark, M.L. King, Sr.
WR - Devaugn Brown, Southwest DeKalb, Jr.
WR - Kobe Ross, M.L. King, Sr.
WR - Keyviousseea Rhodes, M.L. King, Sr.
WR - Nehemiah Brown, Druid Hills, Jr.
WR - Javeon Cody, Southwest DeKalb, Jr.
TE - Jadarius Mosley, Stephenson, Sr.
TE - Franklin Smith, Miller Grove, So.
OL - Kameron Smith, Stephenson, Sr.
OL - Daniel Gothard, Dunwoody, Sr.
OL - Jaylen Cunningham, M.L. King, Jr.
OL - Dylan Wonnum, Stephenson, So.
OL - Louis Hannon, Druid Hills, Sr.
OL - Reggie Curtis, Miller Grove, Jr.
OL - Jahlone Cobb, Southwest DeKalb, So.
OL - Jalil Irvin, Stephenson, So.
OL - Deandre Childress, Druid Hills, Sr.
OL - Myles Huggins, Miller Grove, Sr.
OL - Trenelius Craddick, Southwest DeKalb, Sr.
OL - Tyler Johnson, Stephenson, Sr.
DL - Aaron Sterling, Stephenson, Jr.
DL - Michael Pitts, Stephenson, Sr.
DL - Ryan Hicks, Dunwoody, Jr.
DL - Deangelo Malone, M.L. King, Jr.
DL - Dennis Wonnum, Stephenson, Sr.
DL - Brenton Cox, Miller Grove, So.
DL - Navoro Griffin, M.L. King, Sr.
DL - Hakeem Enis, Druid Hills, Sr.
DL - Jordan Page, Druid Hills, Sr.
LB - Stevie Gebhardt, Dunwoody, Sr.
LB - Khaliq Byard, M.L. King, Sr.
LB - Jonathan Mathis, M.L. King, Sr.
LB - Amari Andrews, Stephenson, Sr.
LB - Brashaun Askew, Dunwoody, Jr.
LB - Javier Lee, Druid Hills, Sr.
LB - Eris Walker, Southwest DeKalb, So.
LB - Shaheed Hargrove, Miller Grove, Sr.
DB - Tyce Ellis, Dunwoody, Jr.
DB - Shaun Jolly, Stephenson, Jr.
DB - Tyrone Bowie, M.L. King, Sr.
DB - Victor Wilkins, M.L. King, Sr.
DB - Korey Hernandez, Southwest DeKalb, Jr.
DB - Eugene Brown, Stephenson, Jr.
DB - Carlito Gonzalez, Stephenson, Jr.
DB - Rashad Preston, Miller Grove, So.
Special teams
PK - Josh Bronstorph, Dunwoody, Sr.
PK - Darien Tisdale, Stephenson, Fr.
P - Michael Tanks, Southwest DeKalb, So.
RET/HOL - Hassan Littles, Stephenson, Jr.
LS - Dennis Wonnum, Stephenson, Sr.
RET - Ezekiel Gouch, Miller Grove, Jr.
RET - Kaderius Terrell, Southwest DeKalb, Sr.
RET - Kevonte Johnson, M.L. King, So.
Players of the year: Zay Malcome, Westminster, Jr.; Milton Shelton, Blessed Trinity, Sr.; LaBron Morris, Cedar Grove, Sr.; Antwuan Jackson, Cedar Grove, Sr.
Coaches of the year: Tim McFarlin, Blessed Trinity; Jermaine Smith, Cedar Grove
Rookies of the year: Daquan Evans, Therrell, So.; Jaydon Haselwood, Cedar Grove, Fr.
First-team offense
QB - Jonathan Ford, Douglass, Jr.
QB - Jelani Woods, Cedar Grove, Jr.
RB - Milton Shelton, Blessed Trinity, Sr.
RB - LaBron Morris, Cedar Grove, Sr.
WR - Ricky Wolfe, Therrell, Sr.
WR - Tralik Cofield, Douglass, Sr.
WR - Jesse Reverio, Cedar Grove, Sr.
WR - Orenzo Smith, Maynard Jackson, Sr.
TE - J.D. Bertrand, Blessed Trinity, Fr.
TE - Marquis Colzie, Maynard Jackson, Sr.
ATH - Demarcus Walker, Washington, Sr.
ATH - Terrance Harris, North Clayton, Sr.
OL - Matthew Castner, Blessed Trinity, Sr.
OL - James English Jr., Washington, Sr.
OL - Tyler Gillikin, Westminster, Sr.
OL - Netori Johnson, Cedar Grove, Jr.
OL - Justin Shaffer, Cedar Grove, Jr.
OL - Rondio Murphy, South Atlanta, Sr.
First-team defense
DL - Shane Parton, Blessed Trinity, Sr.
DL - Xyron Jackson, Decatur, Sr.
DL - Cortez Alston, Westminster, Jr.
DL - Antwuan Jackson, Cedar Grove, Sr.
DL - Devonte Wyatt, Towers, Jr.
DL - Woodie Jones, Maynard Jackson, Jr.
LB - Logan Craighead, Blessed Trinity, Sr.
LB - Cortez Banks, Douglass, Sr.
LB - Jordan Stewart, Decatur, Sr.
LB - Tavorus Noland, Maynard Jackson, Jr.
LB - Elysee Mbem-bosse, Cedar Grove, Sr.
LB - Dontrai Patterson, South Atlanta, Sr.
DB - Ian Ude, Westminster, Jr.
DB - Dennis Bell, Decatur, Jr.
DB - Elijah Hamilton, Blessed Trinity, Sr.
DB - Christian Holmes, McNair, Sr.
DB - Kindle Vildor, North Clayton, Sr.
ATH - Rankin Woley, Westminster, Sr.
ATH - Tre Shaw, Cedar Grove, Jr.
Special teams
PK - Brooks Hosea, Blessed Trinity, Sr.
PK - Nathan Tumperi, Decatur, Sr.
P - Blake Gillikin, Westminster, Sr.
P - Paris Williams, South Atlanta, Jr.
RET - Israel Spivey, Cedar Grove, So.
RET - Zay Malcome, Westminster, Jr.
Second-team offense
QB - Conor Davis, Blessed Trinity, Sr.
QB - JaMarcus Sanders, North Clayton, Sr.
RB - Grant Walker, Decatur, Jr.
RB - Frank Bailey, South Atlanta, Jr.
WR - Daquan Evans, Therrell, So.
WR - Terrill Hall, Decatur, Jr.
WR - Ali Hill, North Clayton, Sr.
WR - Antonio Redding, Maynard Jackson, Sr.
TE - Deaundre Wilson, Decatur, Sr.
TE - D'Angelo Evans, Towers, Sr.
ATH - Chauncey Payne, Therrell, Jr.
ATH - Demetrice Gilbert, Towers, Sr.
OL - Huiet Joseph, Blessed Trinity, Sr.
OL - Brandon Crawford, Decatur, Sr.
OL - Ronquez Whitaker, Douglass, Sr.
OL - Maurice Campbell, North Clayton, Jr.
OL - Martavious Billingsley, Maynard Jackson, Sr.
OL - Johnny Thomas, Cedar Grove, Sr.
Second-team defense
DL - Daniel Martin, Therrell, Jr.
DL - Marcus Hood, Decatur, Fr.
DL - Kyle Desnoyer, Westminster, Jr.
DL - DJ Coleman, South Atlanta, So.
DL - Adrian Fendell, Cedar Grove, Sr.
DL - Ty'Quee Carter, McNair, Sr.
LB - Chase Williams, Westminster, Sr.
LB - Garrett Dupuis, Blessed Trinity, Sr.
LB - Deaundre Wilson, Decatur, Sr.
LB - Marquise Harris, South Atlanta, Jr.
LB - Elijah Bandy, Cedar Grove, Sr.
LB - Brandon Duckworth, McNair, Jr.
DB - Kenneth McCurty, Washington, Sr.
DB - Deshun Cade, Douglass, Jr.
DB - Juaquavious Lee, Therrell, Jr.
DB - Jarius Williams, Maynard Jackson, Sr.
DB - Zavier Williams, Cedar Grove, Sr.
ATH - Tray Tice, Decatur, Sr.
ATH - Jaimon Cornell, Maynard Jackson, Sr.




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Westminster coach Gerry Romberg won a road playoff game for the 13th time in his career last week at Callaway. Rombeg has a winning record (13-12) in road playoff games. Home playoff teams are 2,439-955-3 (.718) since 1996, so having a winning record in road playoff games is unusual. Here are the 14 active coaches with winning records in road playoff games and at least five road playoff victories. The coaches are listed with their current schools, but their records include games at all schools at which they were head coaches.
Donald Chumley, Savannah Christian (7-5)
Jeff Herron, Prince Avene Christian (7-4)
Kyle Hockman, McEachern (6-1)
Mark Ledford, Wilcox County (5-4)
Rich McWhorter, Charlton County (17-12)
Mike Muschamp, Lovett (14-11)
Steve Pardue, East Coweta (6-5)
Rush Propst, Colquitt County (13-4)
Gerry Romberg, Westminster (13-12)
Lee Shaw, Rabun County (8-7)
Jess Simpson, Buford (8-0)
Bob Sphire, North Gwinnett (8-4)
Paul Standard, St. Pius (8-7)
Franklin Stephens, Ware County (5-2)
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Trivia Presented By Nike Coach of the Year Clinics
There are 20 teams in the quarterfinals that are unranked. What is the only classification where all eight quarterfinalists are ranked in the final regular-season AJC poll? (Answer Tuesday)
Answer to Friday's question:The three teams in the Class AAAAA round of 16 that have won state championships were Glynn Academy (1964), Dalton (1967) and Gainesville (2012).
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Playoff Scores, Pairings
Second round
Roswell 34, Camden Co. 15
Collins Hill 31, Newton 24
Grayson 54, Valdosta 21
Westlake 28, Peachtree Ridge 9
Colquitt Co. 62, Central Gwinnett 21
South Forsyth 42, Tucker 35
Archer 24, McEachern 21
Mill Creek 44, Newnan 14
Collins Hill at Roswell
Grayson at Westlake
Colquitt Co. at South Forsyth
Archer at Mill Creek
Second round
Allatoona 30, Starr's Mill 14
Houston Co. 42, Mays 40
Northgate 41, Lanier 21
Kell 14, Coffee 7
Drew 54, South Paulding 23
Ware Co. 35, Rome 24
Stockbridge 40, Gainesville 34
Glynn Academy 20, Dalton 13
Houston Co. at Allatoona
Kell at Northgate
Drew at Ware Co.
Glynn Academy at Stockbridge
Class AAAA
Second round
Woodward Academy 48, Spalding 21
Marist 45, Mary Persons 21
Buford 42, Worth Co. 0
Thomson 44, Grady 21
Bainbridge 14, Sandy Creek 7
St. Pius 33, West Laurens 14
Jonesboro 14, Carrollton 10
Cartersville 28, Liberty Co. 7
Marist at Woodward Academy
Buford at Thomson
St. Pius at Bainbridge
Jonesboro at Cartersville
Class AAA
Second round
Westminster 49, Callaway 28
Adairsville 34, Jackson 16
Cedar Grove 28, Oconee Co. 14
Westside, Macon 43, Sonoraville 10
Elbert Co. 23, Dodge Co. 8
Calhoun 20, Peach Co. 14
Blessed Trinity 38, Jefferson 12
Dawson Co. 22, Spencer 12
Westminster at Adairsville
Westside, Macon at Cedar Grove
Elbert Co. at Calhoun
Blessed Trinity at Dawson Co.
Class AA
Second round
Fitzgerald 24, Heard Co. 7
Benedictine 41, Lovett 40
Rabun Co. 41, Early Co. 7
Jefferson Co. 23, Wesleyan 21
Brooks Co. 41, Manchester 26
GAC 48, Vidalia 22
Macon Co. 41, Bowdon 7
Pace Academy 27, Screven Co. 7
Fitzgerald at Benedictine
Rabun Co. at Jefferson Co.
Brooks Co. at GAC
Pace Academy at Macon Co.
Class A (public)
First round
Marion Co. 22, Twiggs Co. 20
Commerce 31, Charlton Co. 29
Clinch Co. 30, Dooly Co. 8
Johnson Co. 21, Randolph-Clay 8
Irwin Co. 30, Wilkinson Co. 13
Trion 40, Turner Co. 6
Mount Zion, Carroll 10, Lincoln Co. 7
Emanuel Co. Institute 59, Telfair Co. 38
Commerce at Marion Co.
Johnson Co. at Clinch Co.
Trion at Irwin Co.
Mount Zion, Carroll at ECI
Class A (private)
First round
Prince Ave. 41, First Presbyterian 7
Sav. Christian 24, Landmark Christ. 14
Mount Paran Christian 56, Pacelli 34
ELCA 45, Mount Pisgah Christian 7
Aquinas 42, Brookstone 7
Christian Heritage 22, Athens Acd. 14
Stratford Academy 14, Calvary Day 7
Pinecrest Acd. 20, Athens Christian 7
Savannah Christian at Prince Avenue
Mount Paran Christian at ELCA
Christian Heritage at Aquinas
Stratford Academy at Calvary Day


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