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Monday, Dec. 14, 2015

 

Championship Games In Review
Class AAAAAA
Colquitt County 30, Roswell 13
3Recap: Roswell scored on the second play from scrimmage - an 81-yard pass from Quintarius Neely to A.J. Smith - but Colquitt didn't allow another touchdown, put up 26 first downs and 440 yards of total offense and set a single-season record for points scored in the highest classification. Colquitt WR/RB Ty Lee had 213 yards from scrimmage (90 rushing, 123 receiving). DT Ty Phillips had 3.5 tackles for losses. Colquitt County finished the season with 700 points, third-most in GHSA history and most ever in the highest class, breaking the record it set in 2014.
 
History: Colquitt County completed its second straight 15-0 season, becoming only the third school to go unbeaten in consecutive seasons in the highest class, first since Parkview in 2002. Ranked in the top three of several national polls, Colquitt remains in contention for mythical national titles.
 
GAME STATISTICS
 
Colquitt County
14
7
3
6
30
Roswell
10
3
0
0
13
 
First quarter
R - AJ Smith 81 pass from Quintarius Neely (Turner Barckhoff kick), 11:14
C - Kiel Pollard 1 run (Luis Martinez kick), 8:46
C - Pollard 1 run (Martinez kick), 6:45
R - Barkhoff 22 field goal, 3:48
Second quarter
C - Ty Lee 17 pass from Chase Parrish (Martinez kick), 6:05
R - Barckhoff 20 field goal, 3:04
Third quarter
C - Martinez 30 field goal, 6:28
Fourth Quarter
C - Martinez 26 field goal, 8:55
C - Martinez 42 field goal, 1:19
 
 
Colquitt County
Roswell
First Downs
26
16
Rushes / Yards (Net)
38 / 134
32 / 163
Passing Yards (Net)
306
232
Pass Comp. / Att. / Int.
28 / 40 / 0
15 / 30 / 0
Total Offense Plays / Yards
78 / 440
62 / 395
Fumbles / Lost
0 / 0
1 / 0
Penalties / Yards
2 / 12
7 / 49
Time of Possession
25:27
22:33
Sacks By: Number / Yards
1 / 11
3 / 20
 
Rushing: Colquitt County - Ty Lee 14-90, Nathaniel Powell 12-55, Rafael Merritt 3-8, Kiel Pollard 2-2, Chase Parrish 7-(-21). Roswell - Sheldon Evans 21-104, Quintarius Neely 11-59.
Passing: Colquitt County - Chase Parrish 28-39-0-306, Aikaari Rice 0-1-0-0. Roswell - Quintarius Neely 15-30-0-232.
Receiving: Colquitt County - Ty Lee 11-123, Kiel Pollard 6-80, Isaiah Thomas 4-39, Sheronsky Sloan 3-35, Shaun Bonner 3-27, Xavier Powell 1-2. Roswell - AJ Smith 4-87, Kendrick Jackson 4-65, Jayden Somma 4-39, Myles Blouin 2-26, Nick Stelter 1-15.
 
Class AAAAA
Allatoona 10, Glynn Academy 6
2Recap: Allatoona won a defensive battle that included nine sacks and 10 other tackles for losses. After a scoreless first half, Allatoona drove 80 yards on 10 plays to open the second. The key play was QB Brandon Rainey's 23-yard pass to Derrand Garrett to the Glynn 1-yard line. Allatoona later got a field goal, and Glynn didn't score until the final play of the game, a 9-yard run by Deejay Dallas. Allatoona DE Casey Smith had a 16-yard sack and stopped two second-half drives into Allatoona territory, one with a forced fumble, the other with a tackle on a fourth-and-1.
 
History: Allatoona became the first Cobb County Schools team to win a state title in football, this despite losing its season opener to East Paulding in a Region 5 game, and then losing its 1,543-yard rusher, Russell Halimon, in the first round to a season-ending injury. Allatoona coach Gary Varner became one of fewer than 10 Georgia coaches to win a state title at a program that he started, in 2008.
 
GAME STATISTICS
 
Glynn Academy
0
0
0
6
6
Allatoona
0
0
7
3
10
 
Third quarter
A - Brandon Rainey 1 run (Skyler Davis kick), 6:49
Fourth quarter
A - Davis 29 field goal, 2:21
G - Deejay Dallas 9 run, 0:00
 
 
Glynn Academy
Allatoona
First Downs
12
9
Rushes / Yards (Net)
39 / 81
38 / 116
Passing Yards (Net)
65
73
Pass Comp. / Att. / Int.
7 / 11 / 0
5 / 9 / 0
Total Offense Plays / Yards
50 / 146
47 / 189
Fumbles / Lost
3 / 1
2 / 1
Penalties / Yards
5 / 25
6 / 71
Time of Possession
23:59
24:01
Sacks By: Number / Yards
4 / 30
5 / 24
 
Rushing: Glynn Academy - Garrison Hurd 16-43, Kendall Cross 7-22, Deejay Dallas 16-16. Allatoona - Brandon Archibald 14-43, Charles Anderson 9-37, Jalen Parrish 3-21, Brandon Rainey 11-16, Team 1-(-1).
Passing: Glynn Academy - Deejay Dallas 7-10-0-65, Team 0-1-0-0. Allatoona - Brandon Rainey 5-9-0-73.
Receiving: Glynn Academy - Morris Demery 2-42, Garrison Hurd 2-8, Randon Jernigan 2-2, Ryan Johnston 1-13. Allatoona - Derrand Garrett 2-34, Jalen Parrish 1-21, Michael Pynes 1-13, Brady Eeles 1-5.
 
Class AAAA
Cartersville 10, Buford 0
1Recap: Cartersville forced four turnovers and became the first team to shut out Buford in the playoffs since Washington-Wilkes in 1999, a streak of 75 games. Cartersville took a 10-0 lead with 1:35 left in the first half after cashing a Buford fumble (forced by Brandon Wade, recovered by Tiamon Pennymon) into a 10-yard TD drive, as Trevor Lawrence hooked up on a 5-yard pass to 6-foot-5 TE Miller Forristall. Cartersville essentially clinched the victory with LB Tyler Reed's interception at the Cartersville 1 with 3:40 left. Xavior Coaxum and Trey Creamer also had interceptions for Cartersville. Kobie Whitfield had 13 tackles.
 
History: Cartersville won its first title since 1999 and denied Buford a fourth consecutive championship. The 10 points made this the lowest-scoring final since 2000. With Buford's loss, there is no state champion from Gwinnett County for the first time since 2005.
 
GAME STATISTICS
 
Cartersville
0
10
0
0
10
Buford
0
0
0
0
0
 
Second quarter
C - Jonathan Cruz 47 field goal, 5:17
C - Miller Forristall 5 pass from Trevor Lawrence (Cruz kick), 1:35
 
 
Cartersville
Buford
First Downs
8
14
Rushes / Yards (Net)
28 / 16
38 / 137
Passing Yards (Net)
141
103
Pass Comp. / Att. / Int.
11 / 24 / 0
10 / 20 / 3
Total Offense Plays / Yards
52 / 157
58 / 240
Fumbles / Lost
2 / 0
2 / 1
Penalties / Yards
5 / 50
7 / 72
Time of Possession
21:26
26:34
Sacks By: Number / Yards
2 / 13
2 / 17
 
Rushing: Cartersville - Tiamon Pennymon 11-23, Trey Creamer 5-14, Trevor Lawrence 8-(-1), Antoine Jefferson 1-(-1), Team 3-(-19). Buford - Martin Mangram 12-40, Christian Turner 9-38, T.D. Roof 3-35, Xavier Gant 10-33, Josh Blackwell 1-4, Jamaal Singleton 1-0, Mic Roof 2-(-13).
Passing: Cartersville - Trevor Lawrence 11-23-0-141, Antoine Jefferson 0-1-0-0. Buford - Mic Roof 10-20-3-103.
Receiving: Cartersville - Trey Creamer 3-61, Miller Forristall 3-21, Terrius Callahan 2-45, Tony Dean 2-10, Antoine Jefferson 1-4. Buford - Brandon Marsh 6-68, Martin Mangram 1-22, Reid Parks 1-7, Josh Blackwell 1-4, Anthony Grant 1-2.
 
Class AAA
Westminster 38, Blessed Trinity 31
5Recap: Westminster trailed 24-9 to start the fourth quarter and 31-17 with 6:25 left but then scored two touchdowns in regulation and another in overtime to pull it out. The first fourth-quarter score came at the end of an 11-play, 80-yard drive. Then with 3:37 left, Westminster's Watson Jackson recovered an onside kick at the Blessed Trinity 21. Westminster scored a play later on a Zay Malcome run for the tie. Malcome scored again in overtime. The game ended when Milton Shelton - a two-way starter who rushed for 254 yards on 37 carries - lost a fumble into the end zone after a 9-yard gain. PK/P Blake Gillikin made field goals of 32, 53 and 21 yards, was 6-for-6 on touchbacks and punted three times for a 61.7-yard average, putting two inside the 20-yard line.
 
History: Westminster won its first state title since 1978 by winning its final seven games, six on the road, one at the Dome. Joe Egan, who caught a TD pass and recovered the game-ending fumble, is a nephew of all-state WR Cole Egan of the 1978 team. Westminster became the first team to win five playoff games away from home in one postseason (a feat matched by Pace Academy on Saturday). Westminster became the eighth team to avenge a regular-season loss in the state finals.
 
GAME STATISTICS
 
Blessed Trinity
0
10
14
7
0
31
Westminster
6
0
3
22
7
38
 
First quarter
W - Blake Gillikin 32 field goal, 3:18
W - Gillikin 53 field goal, 1:42
Second quarter
B - Brooks Hosea 29 field goal, 9:47
B - Milton Shelton 2 run (Hosea kick), 1:34
Third quarter
W - Gillikin 21 field goal, 8:14
B - Garrett Dupuis 10 run (Hosea kick), 5:36
B - Conor Davis 2 run (Hosea kick), 0:17
Fourth quarter
W - Rankin Woley 33 run (Chase Williams pass from Woley), 9:55
B - Davis 1 run (Hosea kick), 6:25
W - Joe Egan 11 pass from Woley (Gillikin kick), 3:52
W - Zay Malcome 21 run (Gillikin kick), 3:39
Overtime
W - Malcome 3 run (Gillikin kick)
 
 
Blessed Trinity
Westminster
First Downs
22
20
Rushes / Yards (Net)
53 / 337
39 / 205
Passing Yards (Net)
136
135
Pass Comp. / Att. / Int.
10 / 13 / 0
11 / 19 / 0
Total Offense Plays / Yards
66 / 473
58 / 340
Fumbles / Lost
2 / 2
2 / 0
Penalties / Yards
2 / 20
3 / 22
Time of Possession
28:16
19:44
Sacks By: Number / Yards
1 / 3
3 / 12
 
Rushing: Blessed Trinity - Milton Shelton 37-254, Garrett Dupuis 5-79, Matthew Higgins 2-7, Jake Bogosian 2-6, Team 1-(-2), Conor Davis 6-(-7). Westminster - Zay Malcome 21-125, Rankin Woley 15-79, Chase Williams 3-1.
Passing: Blessed Trinity - Conor Davis 10-13-0-136. Westminster - Rankin Woley 10-18-0121, Keller Harper 1-1-0-14.
Receiving: Blessed Trinity - Matthew Higgins 7-101, JD Bertrand 1-19, Ryan Davis 1-9, Milton Shelton 1-7. Westminster - Nance Hil 3-44, Joe Egan 2-41, Zay Malcome 2-25, Sebastian Mosso 2-17, Chase Williams 2-8..
 
Class AA
Pace Academy 42, Fitzgerald 21
4Recap: Pace Academy scored six touchdowns on its first nine drives and never punted, failing to score only when it lost a fumble or missed a field goal.Fitzgerald got within 28-21 on James Graham's 41-yard TD pass to Montrell Harris with 5:22 left, but Pace drove 80 yards on 11 plays for the clinching score.Pace got another touchdown after Fitzgerald went for a fourth-and-3 at its 27-yard line. Pace held Fitzgerald's 2,000-yard rusher, J.D. King, to 55 yards on 18 carries.
 
History: Pace Academy joined Westminster from the day before as the only teams to win five playoff games away from home in one postseason. Pace became the second No. 4 seed to win a state title, first since Peachtree Ridge in 2006.
 
GAME STATISTICS
 
Pace Academy
7
14
0
21
42
Fitzgerald
0
7
7
7
21
 
First quarter
P - Deon Jackson 35 run (Samuel Sloman kick), 1:52
Second quarter
F - James Graham 8 run (Raul Martinez kick), 8:15
P - Realus George 1 run (Sloman kick), 3:36
P - Spencer Hemmingway 16 pass from Gunnor Faulk (Sloman kick), 0:03
Third quarter
F - JD King 2 run (Martinez kick), 2:06
Fourth quarter
P - Deon Jackson 16 run (Sloman kick), 10:34
F - Montrell Harris 41 pass from Graham (Martinez kick), 9:22
P - Jackson 4 run (Sloman kick), 5:18
P - George 1 run (Sloman kick), 2:07
 
 
Pace Academy
Fitzgerald
First Downs
30
13
Rushes / Yards (Net)
54 / 323
50 / 255
Passing Yards (Net)
148
41
Pass Comp. / Att. / Int.
13 / 15 / 0
1 / 4 / 1
Total Offense Plays / Yards
69 / 471
54 / 296
Fumbles / Lost
2 / 2
0 / 0
Penalties / Yards
5 / 46
7 / 65
Time of Possession
27:05
20:55
Sacks By: Number / Yards
0 / 0
1 / 11
 
Rushing: Pace Academy - Deon Jackson 18-113, Realus George 14-78, Gunnor Faulk 8-46, Trey Blount 5-46, Keyshawn Perryman 7-44, Team 1-(-1), Tony Addison 1-(-3). Fitzgerald - James Graham 17-100, Montrell Harris 7-62, JD King 18-55, Jalin Shavers 6-37, Marquarious Harper 1-2, Team 1-(-1).
Passing: Pace Academy - Gunnor Faulk 13-15-0-148. Fitzgerald - James Graham 1-4-1-41.
Receiving: Pace Academy - Deon Jackson 4-50, Tony Addison 3-35, Trey Blount 3-18, Spencer Hemmingway 2-32, Jack Walsh 1-13. Fitzgerald - Montrell Harris 1-41.
 
Class A (public)
Clinch County 24, Irwin County 7
7Recap: Clinch County rolled up 292 yards rushing and won despite not completing a pass (0-for-2). Sophomore QB Charles McClelland rushed for 173 yards. Clinch contained Irwin's 1,500-yard rusher, D.J. Pollard, who had 89 yards rushing on 17 carries. Irwin scored its touchdown on a 93-yard run. Clinch DE Octavius Morris had three tackles for 11 yards in losses.
 
History: Clinch County became the seventh team to avenge a regular-season loss in the state finals. Clinch won its first state title since 2010 and became the eighth school to win six state titles overall.
 
GAME STATISTICS
 
Clinch County
6
6
6
6
24
Irwin County
7
0
0
0
7
 
First quarter
C - Shannon Young 1 run (run failed), 7:12
I - Ziaire Andrews 93 run (Austin Pettis kick), 0:15
Second quarter
C - Young 2 run (run failed), 8:44
Third quarter
C - Trezmen Marshall 5 run (run failed), 9:48
Fourth quarter
C - Charles McClelland 36 run (pass failed), 7:41
 
 
Clinch County
Irwin County
First Downs
15
12
Rushes / Yards (Net)
53 / 292
38 / 254
Passing Yards (Net)
0
28
Pass Comp. / Att. / Int.
0 / 2 / 0
4 / 8 / 1
Total Offense Plays / Yards
55 / 292
46 / 282
Fumbles / Lost
1 / 0
1 / 0
Penalties / Yards
2 / 15
6 / 45
Time of Possession
26:04
21:56
Sacks By: Number / Yards
2 / 11
1 / 4
 
Rushing: Clinch County - Charles McClelland 22-173, Shannon Young 14-60, Zebulon Johnson 6-33, Trezmen Marshall 9-27, Machari Bighams 1-3, Team 1-(-4). Irwin County - Ziaire Andrews 9-132, DJ Pollard 17-89, Zach Tolar 8-29, Steven Thomas 1-5, Kyle Jones 2-3, Lawshan Marshall 1-(-4).
Passing: Clinch County - Charles McClelland 0-2-0-0. Irwin County - Zach Tolar 4-8-1-28.
Receiving: Clinch County - None. Irwin County - DJ Pollard 2-8, Ziaire Andrews 1-15, Cyrus Johnson 1-5.
 
Class A (private)
Eagle's Landing Christian 35, Aquinas 14
6Recap: In a game that was closer than the final score, ELCA trailed 14-13 entering the fourth quarter but scored twice late on long drives, each capped by QB D.J. Hammond touchdowns. ELCA then finished it with Khaleb Hood's 100-yard interception return in the final seconds. It was Hood's second interception of the quarter. Aquinas FS T.J. Smith was credited with 21 tackles, the most of any player in the seven finals.
 
History: ELCA won its second state title in four seasons.
 
GAME STATISTICS
 
Eagle's Landing Christian
7
6
0
22
35
Aquinas
7
0
7
0
14
 
First quarter
A - Verenzo Holmes 99 kickoff return (Crimmins Hankinson kick), 11:48
E - Trevor Gear 2 run (Alex Usry kick), 4:53
Second quarter
E - Usry 27 field goal, 9:16
E - Usry 48 field goal, 0:00
Third quarter
A - Justin Gibbs 6 pass from Liam Welch (Hankinson kick), 7:45
Fourth quarter
E - DJ Hammond 18 run (Hammond run), 11:53
E - Hammond 32 run (Usry kick), 7:26
E - Khaleb Hood 100 interception return (Usry kick), 0:12
 
 
ELCA
Aquinas
First Downs
20
12
Rushes / Yards (Net)
57 / 313
29 / 101
Passing Yards (Net)
52
164
Pass Comp. / Att. / Int.
5 / 9 / 0
15 / 29 / 2
Total Offense Plays / Yards
66 / 365
58 / 265
Fumbles / Lost
3 / 2
1 / 0
Penalties / Yards
7 / 52
6 / 45
Time of Possession
24:49
23:11
Sacks By: Number / Yards
2 / 11
0 / 0
 
Rushing: ELCA - DJ Hammond 12-109, Trevor Gear 28-99, Josh Mays 13-81, Josh Holt 3-12, Cam Merritt 1-12. Aquinas - D'Angelo Durham 15-98, Joseph Douglas 5-4, Liam Welch 9-(-1).
Passing: ELCA - DJ Hammond 5-9-0-52. Aquinas - Liam Welch 15-29-2-164.
Receiving: ELCA - Cam Merritt 3-22, Jacob Luke 1-20, Josh Holt 1-10. Aquinas - George Welch 6-77, Justin Gibbs 5-55, Joseph Neal 4-32.

Four Questions Presented By Georgia Farm Bureau Insurance
1GHSF Daily asked Georgia head coaches to answer these four questions. We'll report from a different head coach each day.
Tim McFarlin, Blessed Trinity
1. What is the most memorable game you've been a part of as a player or coach? "It would have to be the 2006 AAAAA state championship game vs. Peachtree Ridge. Without a doubt the most electric atmosphere you could ever hope to play in as a high school coach." [Coach McFarlin gave his answers during the season, before his team played Westminster in the state finals on Friday. Westminster won 38-31 in overtime.]
 
2. Which high school coach would you want your son to play for, and why? "Coach Glen Stephens and Coach Fred Sanderson. Glen was the defensive coordinator and Fred was the offensive coordinator when I played at Milton, and both coached multiple sports, so I got to play for them year-round. I lost my father while in high school, and both of these guys stepped in to make a huge difference in my life, on and off the field."
 
3. What is your pet peeve as a coach or favorite saying/motto? "I have a lot of little pet peeves, so I won't go there. There's not enough time. My favorite saying is 'First things first.' It applies to so many aspects of coaching and playing, and in today's world it's so easy to overlook the really important things."
 
4. Which GHSA policy or high school football rule would you most like to see changed? "I'd love to see the GHSA consider allowing kickoff returns from the end zone. It's one of the most exciting plays in football." [This answer also was given before the finals. Westminster and Blessed Trinity kicked 11 of 12 kickoffs into the end zone.]
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All-Region Teams
Please send all-region teams to GHSF Daily at ghsfdaily@bellsouth.net. 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.
 
7-AAAAA
Division A
Offensive player of the year: QB Kyle Wilkie, Creekview, Sr.
Defensive player of the year: LB Matt Cook, Dalton, Sr.
Coach of the year: Matt Land, Dalton
 
First-team offense
QB - Kyle Wilkie, Creekview, Sr.
RB - Drake McCowan, Dalton, Sr.
RB - Jaylynn Sykes, Rome, So.
TE - Patrick Ballance, Sequoyah, So.
WR - Jai Creamer, Rome, Sr.
WR - Derrion Rakestraw, Sequoyah, Sr.
WR - Trevor Kolb, Creekview, Jr.
WR - Davis Polley, River Ridge, Sr.
OL - Zach Kadum, Rome, Jr.
OL - Andrew Williams, Dalton, Sr.
OL - Cole Pecht, Sequoyah, Sr.
OL - David Sweet, Creekview, Sr.
OL - Brennen Dupree, Creekview, Sr.
PK - Anthony Robledo, Cass, So.
ATH - Tyler Noland, Dalton, Sr.
 
First-team defense
DL - Quan Griffin, Rome, So.
DL - Daniel Wise, Creekview, Jr.
DL - Brandon Green, Cass, Sr.
DE - Chandler Gantt, Creekview, So.
DE - Daniel Bennett, Sequoyah, Jr.
DE - Jamarcus Chatman, Rome, So.
LB - Matt Cook, Dalton, Sr.
LB - Dylan Carl, Creekview, Sr.
LB - McGwire Wells, Sequoyah, Jr.
DB - Jordon McKinney, Dalton, Sr.
DB - Boo Reed, Cass, Sr.
DB - Maddux Houghton, Dalton, Jr.
DB - Xavier Ransby, Sequoyah, Jr.
P - Brandon Romero, Cass, Jr.
RET - TJ Stubbs, Rome, Sr.
 
Division B
Offensive player of the year: RB Marvin Kinsey, Riverwood, Sr.
Defensive player of the year: LB Bryson Armstrong, Kell, Sr.
Coach of the year: Derek Cook, Kell
 
First-team offense
QB - Porter Sanford, Riverwood, Sr.
RB - Trey Sermon, Sprayberry, Jr.
RB - Shaun Diebel, Forsyth Central, Sr.
TE - Kyle McDougal, Cambridge, Sr.
WR - Ezra Naylor, North Atlanta, Sr.
WR - Evan Crossing, Riverwood, Sr.
WR - Josh Blancato, Kell, Jr.
WR - Spencer Gaddis, Cambridge, So.
OL - Ethan Jagnandan, Forsyth Central, Jr.
OL - James DeMatto, Kell, Sr.
OL - Branch Morley, Cambridge, Sr.
OL - Fred Hagans, Riverwood, Sr.
OL - Elijah Owens, Kell, Sr.
PK - Zack Evens, Cambridge, Sr.
ATH - J.D. White, Cambridge, Sr.
 
First-team defense
DL - Joel Maldonado, North Atlanta, Sr.
DL - Jay Dukes, Riverwood, Sr.
DL - Chase Darnell, Cambridge, Sr.
DE - Michael Pellegrino, Cambridge, Sr.
DE - Evan Carnes, Kell, Sr.
DE - Caleb Washington, North Atlanta, So.
LB - Josh Bailey, Sprayberry, Sr.
LB - Solon Page, Kell, Jr.
LB - Cole Sutton, Riverwood, Sr.
DB - Shamaar Bennett, Kell, Jr.
DB - Dreshun Miller, Sprayberry, Sr.
DB - Robbie Respasz, Forsyth Central, Sr.
DB - Mekhi Richardson, Riverwood, Sr.
P - Julien Chang, Kell, Sr.
RET - Trey Young, Riverwood, Fr.
 
6-AAA
Offensive player of the year: QB Kaelan Riley, Calhoun, Sr.
Defensive player of the year: DL Kenny Cooper, Sonoraville, Sr.
 
First-team offense
QB - Devin Lancaster, Ringgold, Sr.
RB - Sidnee Johnson, Adairsville, Sr.
RB - Olico Dennis, Calhoun, Jr.
WR - Ryan Randall, Calhoun, Jr.
WR - Torrey Hale, Adairsville, Sr.
WR - Mac Brower, Ringgold, Jr.
TE - Landon Rice, Calhoun, Sr.
OL - Jack Defoor, Calhoun, Sr.
OL - Tristen Pierce, Ringgold, Sr.
OL - Drew McEntyre, Calhoun, Sr.
OL - Austin Pasley, Sonoraville, Sr.
OL - Austin Stout, Calhoun, Sr.
K - Kenin Villatoro, Sonoraville, Sr.
ATH - Marquel Lane, Adairsville, Sr.
 
First-team defense
DL - Landon Rice, Calhoun, Sr.
DL - Michael King, Ringgold, Sr.
DL - Will Rose, Adairsville, Sr.
LB - Daelen Harrison, Adairsville, Sr.
LB - Jireh Wilson, Calhoun, Sr.
LB - Jonathan Novicki, Sonoraville, Sr.
LB - Noah Ferguson, Calhoun, Sr.
LB - Dallas Cannon, Adairsville, Sr.
LB - Christian East, Calhoun, Sr.
DB - Baylon Spector, Calhoun, Jr.
DB - Torrrey Hale, Adairsville, Sr.
DB - Kolby Reynolds, Calhoun, Sr.
DB - Chris Blackston, Adairsville, Sr.
P - Michael Layman, Ringgold, Jr.
 
Second-team offense
QB - Cody Long, Sonoraville, Sr.
RB - Brady Harper, North Murray, Jr.
RB - Hunter Lay, Sonoraville, Sr.
WR - Jayson Cantrell, Adairsville, Sr.
WR - Andre Tarver, Ringgold, Fr.
WR - Jordan Adams, North Murray, Sr.
TE - Braden Weaver, Murray County, Jr.
OL - William Long, Calhoun, Jr.
OL - Ethan Martin, North Murray, Jr.
OL - Maddox Teams, Adairsville, So.
OL - Margarito Gutierrez, Murray County, So.
OL - Ryan Arial, Adairsville, Sr.
K - Abel Vargas, Ringgold, Sr.
ATH - Tucker Gregg, Murray County, So.
ATH - Dee King, Ringgold, Jr.
 
Second-team defense
DL - Cristian Gonzalez, Ringgold, Sr.
DL - Blaine Anderson, Calhoun, Sr.
DL - Hunter Sosebee, Murray County, Jr.
DL - Ryan McCallion, Sonoraville, Jr.
DL - Drake Green, Adairsville, Sr.
LB - Sherod Agee, Sonoraville, Jr.
LB - Jordan Towe, Calhoun, Sr.
LB - Morgan Holt, Sonoraville, Jr.
LB - Giovanni Chavez, Murray County, So.
DB - Malik Lawrence, Calhoun, Jr.
DB - Baley Jones, Coahulla Creek, Sr.
DB - Tate Moore, Sonoraville, Jr.
DB - Hunter McCurdy, North Murray, Jr.
DB - Hayden Morrow, Adairsville, Sr.
P - Brody Zrazier, North Murray, Jr.
 
Honorable mention: QB Blake Davis, North Murray, Jr.; QB Roger Redd, Adairsville, Jr.; QB Noah Flowers, Lakeview-Fort Oglethorpe, Jr.; RB Branson Towe, Gordon Central, So.; RB Cory Agredano, Lakeview-Fort Oglethorpe, Sr.; ATH Dominick Genitempo, Murray, Jr.; ATH Brody Frazier, North Murray, Jr.; WR Gavin Steele, Coahulla Creek, Jr.; WR Jordan Pickett, Lakeview-Fort Oglethorpe, Sr.; WR Dylan Dixon, Sonoraville, Sr.; WR Petee Waldon, Murray County, Sr.; TE/H Hayden Murphy, Gordon Central, Sr.; TE/H Riley Griffin, Coahulla Creek, Sr.; OL Riley Howe, Lakeview-Fort Oglethorpe, Jr.; OL Noah Patton, Murray, Jr.; OL Jeb Simerly, Adairsville, Jr.; OL Jacob Michal, Lakeview-Fort Oglethorpe, Jr.; OL Luke Griffin, North Murray, Fr.; OL Austin Cronan, Coahulla Creek, Sr.; OL Hunter Sosebee, Murray, Jr.; OL Johnathan Cutcher, Lakeview-Fort Oglethorpe, So.; OL Austin Greem, Gordon Central, Sr.; K Jose Delacruz, North Murray, Jr.; DL Tyler Morris, Coahulla Creek, Sr.; DL Dylan Sturgill, North Murray, Jr.; DL Jacob Bagwell, Sonoraville, Sr.; DL Luke Griffin, North Murray, Fr.; DL Jordan Passley, Gordon Central, Sr.; DL Chris Cooks, North Murray, Jr.; DL Rico Wills, Adairsville, Jr.; LB Jonathon Silvers, Sonoraville, Sr.; LB Aiden Noe, North Murray, Jr.; LB Michael Harris, Coahulla Creek, Sr.; LB Drew Woodard, Lakeview-Fort Oglethorpe, So.; LB Nathaniel Smith, Sonoraville, Sr.; LB Darius Smith, Coahulla Creek, Jr.; LB Hayden Murphy, Gordon Central, Sr.; DB Austin Carter, Sonoraville, Sr.; DB Leonardo Lechuga, North Murray, Sr.; DB Trey Jackson, North Murray, Jr.; DB Tyrek Holmes, Sonoraville, Sr.; DB Fernando Pulido, North Murray, Jr.; DB Waylyn James, North Murray, Jr.; DB James Knight, Lakeview-Fort Oglethorpe, Sr.; DB Charlie Johnson, Adairsville, Sr.; DB Rhett Abernathy, Calhoun, Jr.; DB Marquel Lane, Adairsville, Sr.
 
 

 

 

 

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Road warriors
Westminster and Pace Academy became the first teams in state history to win five playoff games away from home. They each won four road games and one neutral-site final in the Georgia Dome. Here are the 22 state champions through history that won state titles without playing a home game and winning at least three rounds.
 
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2015 Pace Academy (AA)
2015 Westminster (AAA)
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2006 Peachtree Ridge (AAAAA)
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1958 Morgan County (B)
1959 Morgan County (B)
1963 Washington-Wilkes (B)
1966 North Fulton (AA)
1971 Westminster (AA)
1972 Lakeside, Atlanta (AAA)
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1949 Decatur (A)
1953 Grady (AA)
1954 Jesup (A)
1954 Rossville (AA)
1955 Morgan County (B)
1960 Waycross (AA)
1967 Marietta (AAA)
1967 Washington-Wilkes (B)
1968 Valdosta (AAA)
1973 Southwest, Atlanta (AA)
1973 Thomasville (AAA)
1976 Lincoln County (B)
1988 Clinch County (A)
 
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Trivia Presented By Nike Coach of the Year Clinics
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Only one of the AJC's preseason No. 1 teams won a state title. Only one of the state champions was unranked in preseason. Match the seven state champions - Colquitt County, Allatoona, Cartersville, Westminster, Pace Academy, Eagle's Landing Christian and Clinch County - to the following preseason rankings: No. 1, No. 2, No. 3, No. 3, No. 7, No. 10, unranked. (Answer Tuesday)
 
Answer to Friday's question:Westminster's quarterback during its 1978 championship season was Gordon Beckham. Beckham's son, Gordon Beckham III, also a quarterback, led Westminster to an 11-1 finish in 2004 and is now a major league infielder.
 
The Atlanta Nike Coach of the Year Clinic offers "Early Bird" specials for the 2016 clinic on Jan. 28-30! At the 2016 clinic, you can hear Dabo Swinney of Clemson, Mike Gundy of Oklahoma State, Doc Holliday of Marshall and Pat Narduzzi of Pittsburgh. One to five coaches can register for $65 each, and a staff of six or more can register for $350 per staff if registration is received by Dec. 1. Payment should be sent to: Nike Coach of the Year Atlanta, 606 Old Waynesville Road, Jesup, Ga., 31546. Click here for updated information, or contact Craig Davis at 912-294-5816 or atlanta@nikecoyfootball.com.
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Internet TV Now sells Internet TV channels throughout Georgia and South Carolina. Schools may use these to broadcast any sport or other events such as graduations, plays or band concerts. The schools do all the broadcasting, which provides excellent learning opportunities for students. Our technical support is superb, and we provide marketing assistance. This can be fundraiser for booster clubs or other groups. Click herefor more information, or e-mail cowboycape33@yahoo.com.
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Games on the Web
1The NFHS Network will present live streaming of football games from around the state each week. To sign up for the network or watch the games, click here.

 

Final Rankings
Class AAAAAA
1. Colquitt County (15-0)
2. Roswell (14-1)
3. Mill Creek (13-1)
4. Grayson (13-1)
5. Archer (11-2)
6. Camden County (10-2)
7. McEachern (10-2)
8. Westlake (10-3)
9. Peachtree Ridge (8-4)
10. South Forsyth (11-2)
 
Class AAAAA
1. Allatoona (14-1)
2. Glynn Academy (12-3)
3. Stockbridge (12-1)
4. Northgate (12-2)
5. Ware County (11-3)
6. Houston County (11-2)
7. Mays (10-2)
8. Lanier (11-1)
9. Coffee (10-2)
10. Stephenson (9-2)
 
Class AAAA
1. Cartersville (15-0)
2. Buford (13-2)
3. Woodward Academy (13-1)
4. Bainbridge (13-1)
5. St. Pius (10-3)
6. Jonesboro (11-2)
7. Thomson (11-2)
8. Marist (10-3)
9. Sandy Creek (9-3)
10. Mary Persons (11-1)
 
Class AAA
1. Westminster (11-4)
2. Blessed Trinity (13-1-1)
3. Calhoun (13-1)
4. Cedar Grove (11-2-1)
5. Jefferson (10-2)
6. Elbert County (10-3)
7. Adairsville (11-2)
8. Peach County (9-3)
9. Dodge County (11-1)
10. Callaway (10-2)
 
Class AA
1. Pace Academy (13-2)
2. Fitzgerald (13-2)
3. Benedictine (12-1)
4. GAC (12-2)
5. Jefferson County (11-3)
6. Rabun County (11-2)
7. Brooks County (10-3)
8. Wesleyan (9-3)
9. Lovett (6-6)
10. Macon County (10-3)
 
Class A
1. ELCA (11-3)
2. Clinch County (13-1)
3. Prince Ave. Christian (12-1)
4. Aquinas (12-2)
5. Irwin County (10-3-1)
6. Stratford Academy (9-4)
7. Emanuel Co. Institute (11-2)
8. Pinecrest Academy (10-2)
9. Mount Paran Christian (10-2)
10. Commerce (9-4)
  

 

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