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Wednesday, Nov. 18, 2015


Second-Round Preview: Class AAAA
Spalding at Woodward Academy
When, where: 7:30 p.m. Friday, Colquitt Stadium, College Park
Records, rankings: Spalding is 10-1, the No. 3 seed from Region 4-AAAA and No. 10; Woodward Academy is 11-0, the No. 1 seed from 5-AAAA and No. 3.
Last meeting: Woodward Academy won 26-7 in 2009.
Three things to know: 1. Spalding QB Naricuss Driver rushed for 101 yards on 13 carries in a 27-10 victory over Cairo last week. Spalding led only 6-3 at halftime. Driver has 985 yards rushing with 16 touchdowns and 1,299 yards passing on the season. DL/OL Brodarious Hamm, an Auburn commit who is projected for offense in college, had three sacks. It was Spalding's first playoff victory since the Jaguars made the Class AAA semifinals in 2003. 2. Woodward Academy RB Elijah Holyfield (committed to Georgia) missed five games with an injury but has played the past four. He rushed for 133 yards and returned a kickoff 94 yards for a touchdown in a 48-7 victory over North Oconee in the first round and has 660 yards rushing on the season. QB Ryan Glover has thrown for 2,060 yards and 20 touchdowns. LB K.J. Phillips, who started as a freshman last season, is the leading tackler. 3. Both head coaches are in their fifth seasons at their schools. Nick Davis has led Spalding to its first 10-win season in 12 years. The season's biggest victory came Oct. 2, when Spalding beat cross-town rival Griffin, Davis's alma mater, for the first time in eight tries. Woodward's John Hunt, who had worked on Steve Spurrier's staffs at Florida, South Carolina and the Washington Redskins, led Woodward in 2014 to its first state semifinal since 1980.
Maxwell Ratings' projection: Woodward Academy by 18
Winner plays: Marist/Mary Persons winner
Marist at Mary Persons
When, where: 7:30 p.m. Friday, Dan Pitts Stadium at Mitchell Field, Forsyth
Records, rankings: Marist is 9-2, the No. 2 seed from Region 6-AAAA and No. 9; Mary Persons is 11-0, the No. 1 seed from 2-AAAA and No. 4.
Last meeting: This is the teams' first meeting.
Three things to know: 1. The football programs at Marist and Mary Persons date back at least 90 years, and each has more than 500 victories, so it is surprising that they've never played each other. Marist is trying to reach the quarterfinals for the fourth consecutive season and 20th time overall under coach Alan Chadwick. Mary Persons has won five straight first-round games, the best run for the Bulldogs since the playoffs went to 32 teams per class in 1996, but has advanced to the quarterfinals only once (2012) since 2000. 2. In its 14-13 victory over Wayne County last week, Mary Persons ran the final five minutes off the clock and went into victory formation on the 1-yard line. Mary Persons gets two-thirds of its yardage rushing. Zach Harvey has run for 1,095 yards. DE Malik Herring, a top-100 national recruit among juniors, has 21 tackles for losses. 3. Marist's 42-17 victory over Pickens was typical War Eagle football. QB Jack Dinges rushed for 107 of Marist's 341 yards on the ground and 3-for-5 passing for 95 yards and a touchdown. Marist trailed 10-7 until a 1-yard TD run by Cameron Pearson (73 yards rushing, 39 receiving) with 2:02 left in the third quarter. Marist scored five touchdowns over the final 15 minutes.
Maxwell Ratings' projection: Mary Persons by 11
Winner plays: Spalding/Woodward Academy winner
Worth County at Buford
When, where: 7:30 p.m. Friday, Tom Riden Stadium, Buford
Records, rankings: Worth County is 8-3, the No. 3 seed from Region 1-AAAA and unranked; Buford is 10-1, the No. 1 seed from 8-AAAA and No. 2.
Last meeting: This is the teams' first meeting.
Three things to know: 1. Worth County averages 357.8 yards rushing per game and has three 1,000-yard rushers - Chris McDaniel (1,290), Justin Hope (1,315) and Dontavious Buford (1,016). Each has at least two 200-yard games. Worth has completed only 23 passes, but eight have gone for touchdowns. 2. Buford has allowed 476 yards rushing total. (Worth has eclipsed that number twice in single games this season). DT Shug Frazier, a 320-pounder committed to N.C. State, has a team-leading nine tackles for losses. Buford averages 246.3 yards rushing, 117.5 passing. QB Mic Roof has completed 79 of 113 attempts (70 percent). 3. Worth's 35-0 victory over Locust Grove was the Rams' first playoff win since 2007. Worth has not made a quarterfinal since 1997. Buford has reached the quarterfinals 15 consecutive times and won 25 straight home playoff games dating to a 2006 loss to Charlton County.
Maxwell Ratings' projection: Buford by 9
Winner plays: Grady/Thomson winner
Grady at Thomson
When, where: 7:30 p.m. Friday, The Brickyard, Thomson
Records, rankings: Grady is 7-4, the No. 3 seed from Region 6-AAAA and unranked; Thomson is 10-1, the No. 1 seed from 3-AAAA and No. 8.
Last meeting: This is the teams' first meeting.
Three things to know: 1. Thomson averages more than 300 yards rushing per game. Power RB Bill Mance has rushed for 1,698, including a season-high 297 and five touchdowns in a 49-35 first-round victory over Veterans. QB Ryan Sturgis (46-of-77 for 873 yards) has not attempted more than 10 passes in a game. DE Nick Moss has 10 sacks. 2. Grady QB Caylin Newton is a brother of Carolina Panthers QB Cam Newton, although much smaller at 5 feet, 10 inches and 170 pounds. Caylin rushed for 113 yards and passed for 198 in a 28-27 victory over Northwest Whitfield in the first round. Grady blocked a punt and returned it for a touchdown and also scored touchdowns on short drives after forcing a fumble and stuffing a fourth-down fake punt. 3. Grady averaged nine wins from 2005 to 2012, then was forced to forfeit eight victories in 2013 because of the discovery of several players who did not legally reside in the school district. Grady alumnus Earthwind Moreland, a former NFL player, took over last season and has the Knights back on track, seeking their first quarterfinal since 2010. Thomson, also under a second-year head coach, former Glynn Academy head man Rob Ridings, is seeking its first quarterfinal since 2012.
Maxwell Ratings' projection: Thomson by 25
Winner plays: Worth County/Buford winner
Sandy Creek at Bainbridge
When, where: 7:30 p.m. Friday, Centennial Field, Bainbridge
Records, rankings: Sandy Creek is 9-2, the No. 2 seed from Region 5-AAAA and unranked; Bainbridge is 11-0, the No. 1 seed from 1-AAAA and No. 5.
Last meeting: Bainbridge won 31-13 in the first round of the 2003 Class AAAA playoffs.
Three things to know: 1. Bainbridge - 11-0 for the first time in a history that goes back 100 years - beat Griffin 35-7 last week for the Bearcats' first playoff victory since 2007, also the last season they made the quarterfinals. Sandy Creek has advanced to the second round for the ninth consecutive season. The Patriots are 6-2 in second-round games in that time, winning the last six, leading to state titles in 2009, 2010 and 2012. 2. Sandy Creek averages 197.8 yards rushing and 139.7 passing per game. RB Marvin Hubbard rushed for a season-high 144 yards and three touchdowns on only five attempts in a 49-0 victory over North Hall last week. He has a team-leading 893 rushing yards. QB Bryant Walker, son of head coach Chip Walker, threw for a season-high 204 yards and two touchdowns against North Hall. 3. Bainbridge sophomore RB Dameon Pierce has rushed for 1,652 yards and 31 touchdowns, both school records. No other player has more than 300 yards rushing. Brett McLaughlin is 126-of-243 passing for 1,884 yards, most of that to Tyler Storey (68 catches, 1,193 yards, eight TDs.) LB Kerenski Williams has 16 tackles for losses.
Maxwell Ratings' projection: Bainbridge by 6
Winner plays: West Laurens/St. Pius winner
West Laurens at St. Pius
When, where: 7:30 p.m. Friday, George B. Maloof Stadium, Atlanta
Records, rankings: West Laurens is 8-3, the No. 2 seed from Region 2-AAAA and unranked; St. Pius is 9-2, the No. 1 seed from 6-AAAA and No. 6.
Last meeting: St. Pius won 31-13 in the 2014 Class AAAA quarterfinals.
Three things to know: 1. West Laurens advanced in the playoffs last season for the first time since 1994. St. Pius ended the Raiders' run in the quarterfinals by rushing for 212 yards and holding the ball 32:09 to 15:51. St. Pius, which went on to the state final against Buford, can make the quarterfinals for the fifth straight time with a win. 2. Darius Bradford, who rushed for 162 yards against St. Pius last year and had two 200-yard rushing games in mid-season this year, was lost for the season to injury after the seventh game. Greg Covin has had two 100-yard games since, including a career-high 167 yards in a 31-14 victory over Burke County in the first round. He also caught a 55-yard pass. West Laurens averages only 10 passes per game and has more interceptions (seven) than TD passes (six), but QB Jalen Mack was 11-of-16 for 131 yards against Burke. 3. St. Pius had more than 300 yards rushing for the fifth time this season in a 28-19 victory over Ridgeland in the first round. Going over 100 yards were backs QB Reed Egan (107), Lawson Cooper (105) and Grant Holloman (135). St. Pius' only pass attempt was intercepted. St. Pius led 21-19 until Holloman's 1-yard TD run with 2:26 left.
Maxwell Ratings' projection: St. Pius by 4
Winner plays: Sandy Creek/Bainbridge winner
Carrollton at Jonesboro
When, where: 7:30 p.m. Friday, Tara Stadium, Jonesboro
Records, rankings: Carrollton is 6-5, the No. 3 seed from Region 5-AAAA and unranked; Jonesboro is 10-1, the No. 1 seed from 4-AAAA and No. 7.
Last meeting: Carrollton won 37-0 in 1961.
Three things to know: 1. Jonesboro won its first region title this season since 1949 and earned only its third state-playoff victory, first since 2008, last week with a 17-14 win over Thomas County Central. Jonesboro trailed 14-0 at halftime but won on Asael Castaneda's 35-yard field goal with 32 seconds left. Jonesboro had forced a fumble with 1:10 to play. The previous week, Jonesboro rallied from a 14-0 deficit in the fourth quarter to beat Locust Grove 19-14 in the Region 4-AAAA title game. 2. Jonesboro's offense is built around three playmakers. RB Montralius Mosely rushed for 102 yards in the Thomas County Central victory and has just over 1,000 on the season. QB Zerrick Cooper (committed to Clemson) has more than 1,400 yards passing, and WR Jordan Griffin (Kentucky) has more than 700 yards receiving. OL Jeffrey Taylor is committed to Colorado State. 3. Carrollton, the Class AAAA runner-up in 2013, is back in the playoffs after a 4-6 finish last year. Carrollton held a 414-158 advantage in total yards in a 34-7 victory over Stephens County in the first round. Jarvis Terrell rushed for 115 yards, and Angelo Osorio ran for 91. Carrollton is 6-2 since sophomore Mark Wright became the primary quarterback. He's 51-of-89 passing for 692 yards.
Maxwell Ratings' projection: Jonesboro by 10
Winner plays: Liberty County/Cartersville winner
Liberty County at Cartersville
When, where: 7:30 p.m. Friday, Weinman Stadium, Cartersville
Records, rankings: Liberty County is 8-3, the No. 2 seed from Region 3-AAAA and unranked; Cartersville is 11-0, the No. 1 seed from 7-AAAA and No. 1.
Last meeting: This is the teams' first meeting.
Three things to know: 1. Liberty County won its second playoff game in history and first since 2009 last week. The Panthers have never won a second-round game. Cartersville has reached the semifinals two of the past three seasons, including 2014, and ranks 29th all-time with 46 playoff victories. 2. Liberty County's Richard Lecounte, a top-50 national recruit among juniors, rushed for a season-high 167 yards and three touchdowns in the 31-22 victory over Upson-Lee in the first round. He also was 6-of-11 passing for 93 yards and had eight solo tackles, three for losses. RB Jacquez Williams, committed to Wake Forest as a wide receiver, has rushed for 1,251 yards. He had 244 rushing and 115 receiving two weeks ago against Richmond Hill. 3. Cartersville is averaging 264.4 yards passing and 11.6.6 rushing. Sophomore QB Trevor Lawrence, a blue-chip recruit, is 171-of-257 passing for 2,845 yards and 35 touchdowns with only three interceptions. WR Terrius Callahan has 45 catches for 934 yards (20.8 ypc) and 12 touchdowns. RB Tiamon Pennymon ran for three touchdowns and caught one in a 42-7 victory over Columbia in the first round.
Maxwell Ratings' projection: Cartersville by 15
Winner plays: Carrollton/Jonesboro winner

Coming Thursday: Class AAA


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2GHSF Daily asked Georgia head coaches to answer these four questions. We'll report from a different head coach each day.
Steve Pardue, East Coweta
1. What is the most memorable game you've been a part of as a player or coach? "That is a tough question. I have been involved in a lot of great games. If I had to pick one, it would be the 2001 LaGrange/Cedartown game. It was my first state championship as a head coach, and we had to come from behind to win the game in the last minute."
2. Which high school coach would you want your son to play for, and why? "This is an even a tougher question for me. I have so many good friends and guys I have coached with and against in the business. I'm going to let that one go. I will say this, there are a lot more I would want him to play for than not play for in the state of Georgia."
3. What is your pet peeve as a coach? "Not taking care of the little things."
4. Which GHSA policy or high school football rule would you most like to see changed? "I feel there should be more restrictions in the summer. I think kids need more time to be kids. As coaches, if somebody is working, we are all going to working."
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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.
Player of the year: QB Damonte Jones, Brooks County, Sr.
Offensive player of year: RB J.D. King, Fitzgerald, Jr.
Defensive player of year: DT Tyvon Maxwell, Brooks County, Sr.
Special teams player of year: RET Calvin Brown, Early County, Sr.
Coach of the year: Maurice Freeman, Brooks County
QB - James Graham, Fitzgerald, So.
QB - Alex Fudge, Seminole County, Sr.
RB - Johnathan White, Brooks County, So.
RB - Devyn Harris, Berrien, Jr.
RB - Tori Sapp, Thomasville, Jr.
FB - Gerald Tolbert, Early County, Sr.
FB - Isaac Tillman, Berrien, Sr.
TE - Lecitus Smith, Fitzgerald, Jr.
TE - Javoris Williams, Pelham, Fr.
WR - Nathan Vick, Brooks County, Sr.
WR - Cassius Allen, Pelham, Jr.
WR - Jarred Cody, Brooks County, Sr.
WR - Javian Williams, Early County, Sr.
C - Thomas Rayburn, Thomasville, Jr.
C - Austin Lasseter, Berrien, So.
G - Jason Poe, Fitzgerald, Jr.
G - Darrius Sampson, Pelham, Sr.
G - Gabe Davis, Berrien, Sr.
G - Austin White, Brooks County, Sr.
T - Chris Williams, Brooks County, Sr.
T - Mason Hodge, Thomasville, Sr.
T - Evan Sumner, Berrien, Sr.
T - Hunter Womble, Seminole County, Jr.
P - Ransom Trueman, Berrien, Jr.
DE - Gabriel Williams, Pelham, Sr.
DE - Randy Wade, Early County, Sr.
DE - Darrius Hampton, Fitzgerald, Sr.
DE - Chandler Poore, Brooks County, Sr.
DL - Anthony Ransey, Fitzgerald, Jr.
DL - Logan Sapp, Fitzgerald, Sr.
DL - Jeffrey Akins, Seminole County, Sr.
DL - Cameron Jones, Pelham, So.
NG - Keshawn Prince, Berrien, Jr.
NG - Avery Alexander, Early County, Jr.
ILB - Chris James, Early County, Sr.
ILB - James Silas, Brooks County, Sr.
ILB - Gavin Hieres, Thomasville, Sr.
OLB - DeAnthony Spencer, Brooks County, Sr.
OLB - Brent Moore, Seminole County, Sr.
OLB - Clifford Russell, Pelham, Sr.
S - Josh Reliford, Fitzgerald, Jr.
S - James Fackler, Pelham, Sr.
S - Durrell Summerset, Early County, Sr.
CB - Willie Ross, Fitzgerald, Jr.
CB - Caleb Roland, Berrien, Sr.
CB - Anferne King, Seminole County, Sr.
CB - Michael Raiford, Brooks County, Sr.
K - Raul Martinez, Fitzgerald, Sr.
Player of the year: RB/WR John Wesley Kennedy, Benedictine, Jr.
Offensive player of the year: WR Anascio Washington, Bacon County, Sr.
Defensive player of the year: LB Tru'self Cooper, Benedictine, Sr.
Special teams player of the year: PK Hector Lara, Vidalia, Sr.
Athlete of the year: QB Brendon Scott, Long County, Sr.
First-team offense
RB - Tyleek Collins, Benedictine, So.
RB - Jacob Collins, Benedictine, Sr.
RB - Shon Jones, Vidalia, Sr.
FB - Garrett Walters, Jeff Davis, Sr.
FB - Jacob Carver, Bacon County, Sr.
QB - Aubrey Carter, Bacon County, Sr.
WR - M.J. McRae, McIntosh County Academy, Jr.
WR - Dekhel Mitchell, McIntosh County Academy, Jr.
WR - Lagondrie Snell, Bacon County, So.
TE - Landon Barthelmess, Benedictine, Sr.
OL - Sanders Creech, Benedictine, Sr.
OL - Grayson Hulett, McIntosh County Academy, Sr.
OL - Trenton Mathis, Jeff Davis, Sr.
OL - Samuel Collins, Vidalia, Jr.
OL - Hayden Garvin, Vidalia, Sr.
OL - Akeem Peterson, Bacon County, Sr.
PK - Christian Thomas, Bryan County, Jr.
First-team defense
DL - Adam King, Benedictine, Jr.
DL - Devin Johnson, Vidalia, Sr.
DL - Joseph Roberts, McIntosh County Academy, Jr.
DL - Malik Bostick, Bryan County, Jr.
DL - Noah Johnson, Benedictine, Jr.
LB - Chris Harris, Benedictine, Jr.
LB - Jonathan Jason, McIntosh County Academy, Jr.
LB - Lukia Henry, Vidalia, Jr.
LB - Markus Johnson, Bryan County, Sr.
LB - Jamin Davis, Long County, Jr.
DB - Quran George, Bryan County, Sr.
DB - Dasch Bergmann, Benedictine, Sr.
DB - Tariq Carpenter, Long County, Jr.
DB - Jaylen Kirby, Jeff Davis, So.
DB - Greg Johnson, Vidalia, Sr.
P - Dwayne Goldwire, Groves, So.
Second-team offense
RB - Jaquaris Harrison, Long County, Sr.
RB - Dustin Anderson, McIntosh County Academy, Jr.
RB - Kimonti Murray, Bryan County, Jr.
RB - Willie Lavant, Bryan County, Jr.
QB - Nick Iannone, Benedictine, So.
WR - Carson Williams, Vidalia, Sr.
WR - Quon Drake, McIntosh County Academy, Jr.
WR - Perrell Brishane, Long County, Jr.
TE - Malcolm Myles, McIntosh County Academy, Sr.
OL - Thaddeus Olson, Benedictine, Sr.
OL - Conner Schaffer, Bryan County, Jr.
OL - Alex Morrales-Boralles, Groves, Jr.
OL - Harrison Sheeler, Jeff Davis, So.
OL - D.J. Winters, Bryan County, Sr.
OL - Tony Hardy, Vidalia, Jr.
PK - Jake Karesh, Benedictine, So.
Second-team defense
DL - Tyrik Myles, Jeff Davis, Sr.
DL - Diany Mitchell, Jeff Davis, Sr.
DL - Tim Bruin, Groves, So.
DL - Darvis Holmes, Long County, Sr.
DL - Ja'Darius McLendon, Vidalia, Sr.
LB - Deangelo Adams, Jeff Davis, Jr.
LB - Ametreius Williams, Bacon County, Sr.
LB - Jacob Collins, Vidalia, Sr.
LB - Tyrone Gadson, Groves, So.
LB - Dallas Anthony, McIntosh County Academy, Jr.
DB - T.C. Pippen, Bryan County, Sr.
DB - Eric Brown, McIntosh County Academy, Sr.
DB - Donald Bonner, Jeff Davis, Sr.
DB - Camiron Hickson, Groves, Sr.
DB - Bobby Baker, Benedictine, Jr.
DB - Phillip Moore, Benedictine, Jr.
P - Walker Barlow, Benedictine, So.
Honorable mention: QB - Dawson Jewell, Bacon County. RB - Devonte Anderson, Bryan County; Earl Hamilton, Groves; Alex Sanders, Jeff Davis; Keyshawn Williams, Vidalia. WR - Quavious Hayes, Groves. TE - John Jackson, Jeff Davis. OL - Gage Blackston, Benedictine; Matthew Nyce, Benedictine; Clayton Sullivan, Bryan County; Jonathan Holten, Long County; Reid Goode, Long County; Mills Thompson, Benedictine; Austin Perkins, Vidalia. DL - Zebion Brown, Bacon County; Bailey Clark, Benedictine; Barry Jackson, McIntosh County Academy; Seth Crews, Jeff Davis; Justin Kight, Jeff Davis. LB - Nasir Wagner, Vidalia; Chris Walthour, Groves; Wesley Cothern, Bacon County; K.J. Brown, Bacon County; Tilman Geriner, Benedictine; Nathaniel Van Ryswyk, Bryan County; Fred Carswell, McIntosh County Academy; Akhira Roberts, McIntosh County Academy; Leron Corbin, Groves; Gerald Williams, Long County; Keishawn Wagner, Long County. DB - Devon Williams, McIntosh County Academy; Simon Cummings, McIntosh County Academy; Torrence Johnson, Groves; Jonah Griffin, Benedictine.






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Back of the Week


Ja’Tavien Weems, Dutchtown LB/RB 5’10” 214 lbs. Weems lived up to his nickname the “Beast” in an important 36-26 victory over region foe Ola High School. The workhorse Weems had 8 tackles, 2 TFLs, 1 QB sack - and forced and recovered a fumble for a Touchdown. On offense he had 4 carries for 42 yards and two TDs and one reception for 15 yards. On special teams he recovered an onside kick and returned it for 29 yards. Weems’ monster performance has earned him honors as our Back of the Week.

Lineman of the Week


Charles Wiley, Stockbridge DE 6’3” 235 lbs. Wiley is the leader on defense for the 3rd ranked and undefeated 5A Stockbridge Tigers. The AJC Super 11 selection and Rising Senior All-Star has recorded 14 sacks on the year, which leads the state of Georgia and he is ranked as the 31st best DE in the nation according to ESPN. The Ole Miss commit was part of a dominating effort 62-0 over Union Grove. For his dominance and leadership, Charles Wiley is our Lineman of the Week.

Coach of the Week


Shannon Jarvis, Mill Creek. Coach Jarvis has been at the helm of the Mill Creek Hawks since the school's inception in 2004. The Elbert County native has been building the foundation leading up to this year’s 5th ranked perfect 9-0 6A squad. Mill Creek shut out a talented Norcross team 24-0 and the Hawks now own a two game winning streak over the stubborn region rival. For Mill Creek’s dominating performance over Norcross, we honor coach Shannon Jarvis as our Coach of the Week.

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Playoff win leaders
Brooks County coach Maurice Freeman got his 25th playoff victory in the Class AA first round last week. Only 12 active Georgia coaches have won 25 playoff games.
Alan Chadwick, Marist (67-29)
Rich McWhorter, Charlton County (55-21-1)
Ed Pilcher, Berrien (49-20)
Jess Simpson, Buford (44-3)
Jeff Herron, Prince Avenue Christian (43-18)
Hal Lamb, Calhoun (42-13)
Bruce Miller, Gainesville (33-15)
Mike Muschamp, Lovett (28-12)
Franklin Stephens, Ware County (26-6)
Steve Pardue, East Coweta (26-14)
Maurice Freeman, Brooks County (25-15)
Eric Parker, Burke County (25-15)

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Coach of the Year Clinics
Bowdon RB Tay Sheppard rushed for 415 yards in a 56-55 victory over Union County last week. Sheppard is one of only 16 players documented by the Georgia High School Football Historians Association to rush for more than 400 yards in a game. Who holds the state record for rushing yards in a game? Hint: The player is a senior at Pepperell who suffered a season-ending knee injury. (Answer Thursday)
Answer to Tuesday's question: Former Lassiter and University of Georgia QB Hutson Mason holds the state record for TD passes in a state-playoff game with eight in a 70-49 victory over South Gwinnett in the 2009 second round. Mason threw seven TD passes the previous week against North Forsyth.
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Playoff Scores, Pairings
First round
Camden Co. 38, Hillgrove 17
Roswell 63, Parkview 25
Collins Hill 35, Lambert 13
Newton 38, East Coweta 17
Valdosta 21, North Cobb 17
Grayson 38, Wheeler 10
Peachtree Ridge 51, West Forsyth 3
Westlake 76, Lakeside, Atlanta 20
Central Gwinnett 49, Walton 20
Colquitt Co. 48, North Paulding 16
Tucker 38, Hughes 28
South Forsyth 20, Norcross 14
Archer 40, Etowah 17
McEachern 34, Lowndes 11
Newnan 34, Lovejoy 3
Mill Creek 46, Northview 13
Second round
Camden Co. at Roswell
Collins Hill at Newton
Valdosta at Grayson
Peachtree Ridge at Westlake
Central Gwinnett at Colquitt Co.
Tucker at South Forsyth
Archer at McEachern
Newnan at Mill Creek
First round
Starr's Mill 49, Northside, Columbus 0
Allatoona 52, Winder-Barrow 3
Mays 31, Creekview 0
Houston Co. 53, South Effingham 6
Northgate 44, Shaw 0
Lanier 27, East Paulding 13
Kell 37, Creekside 33
Coffee 37, Warner Robins 10
South Paulding 34, Loganville 16
Drew 70, Carver, Columbus 34
Ware Co. 16, Northside, W. Robins 7
Rome 7, Stephenson 6
Gainesville 25, Alexander 14
Stockbridge 48, Columbus 7
Glynn Academy 28, Jones Co. 22
Dalton 17, Carver, Atlanta 7
Second round
Starr's Mill at Allatoona
Mays at Houston Co.
Northgate at Lanier
Kell at Coffee
Drew at South Paulding
Rome at Ware Co.
Gainesville at Stockbridge
Glynn Academy at Dalton
Class AAAA
First round
Spalding 27, Cairo 10
Woodward Acd. 48, North Oconee 7
Marist 42, Pickens 17
Mary Persons 14, Wayne Co. 13
Worth Co. 35, Locust Grove 0
Buford 35, Fayette Co. 0
Grady 28, Northwest Whitfield 27
Thomson 49, Veterans 35
Sandy Creek 49, North Hall 0
Bainbridge 35, Griffin 7
West Laurens 31, Burke Co. 14
St. Pius 28, Ridgeland 19
Carrollton 34, Stephens Co. 7
Jonesboro 17, Thomas Co. Central 14
Liberty Co. 31, Upson-Lee 22
Cartersville 42, Columbia 7
Second round
Spalding at Woodward Academy
Marist at Mary Persons
Worth Co. at Buford
Grady at Thomson
Sandy Creek at Bainbridge
West Laurens at St. Pius
Carrollton at Jonesboro
Liberty Co. at Cartersville
Class AAA
First round
Westminster 31, Southeast Bulloch 7
Callaway 38, Hart Co. 20
Adairsville 35, Franklin Co. 7
Jackson 42, Butler 6
Cedar Grove 47, Pierce Co. 0
Oconee Co. 38, Cedartown 7
Sonoraville 49, East Hall 28
Westside, Macon 21, Laney 12
Elbert Co. 17, Central, Carrollton 7
Dodge Co. 45, Jackson, Atlanta 3
Peach Co. 42, Josey 0
Calhoun 34, West Hall 7
Jefferson 49, Pepperell 0
Blessed Trinity 40, Cook 14
Spencer 47, Washington Co. 34
Dawson Co. 63, Ringgold 40
Second round
Westminster at Callaway
Adairsville at Jackson
Cedar Grove at Oconee Co.
Westside, Macon at Sonoraville
Elbert Co. at Dodge Co.
Peach Co. at Calhoun
Jefferson at Blessed Trinity
Spencer at Dawson Co.
Class AA
First round
Fitzgerald 51, Putnam Co. 15
Heard Co. 45, Greene Co. 14
Lovett 34, Chattooga 28
Benedictine 63, Metter 14
Early Co. 28, Lamar Co. 0
Rabun Co. 49, Bremen 14
Wesleyan 45, Model 27
Jefferson Co. 50, McIntosh Co. 26
Manchester 41, Washington-Wilkes 14
Brooks Co. 48, Northeast 0
Vidalia 28, Swainsboro 0
GAC 27, Dade Co. 8
Bowdon 56, Union Co. 55
Macon Co. 35, Pelham 12
Screven Co. 35, Bryan Co. 0
Pace Academy 31, Darlington 0
Second round
Fitzgerald at Heard Co.
Lovett at Benedictine
Early Co. at Rabun Co.
Wesleyan at Jefferson Co.
Manchester at Brooks Co.
Vidalia at Greater Atlanta Christian
Bowdon at Macon Co.
Pace Academy at Screven Co.
Class A (public)
First round
Twiggs Co. at Marion Co.
Commerce at Charlton Co.
Dooly Co. at Clinch Co.
Johnson Co. at Randolph-Clay
Wilkinson Co. at Irwin Co.
Trion at Turner Co.
Mount Zion, Carroll at Lincoln Co.
Telfair Co. at Emanuel Co. Institute
Class A (private)
First round
First Presbyterian at Prince Avenue
Landmark Christian at Sav. Christian
Pacelli at Mount Paran Christian
Mount Pisgah Christian at ELCA
Brookstone at Aquinas
Christian Heritage at Athens Academy
Stratford Academy at Calvary Day
Athens Christian at Pinecrest Acad. 


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