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 Wednesday, Sep 28, 2016

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POY Watch
Houston County's Fromm retains lead
2Jake Fromm of Houston County continues to lead GHSF Daily's Player of the Year Watch. New members of the POY Watch top five this week are Lee County DL Aubrey Solomon and Liberty County DB Richard LeCounte.
 
1. QB Jake Fromm, Houston County:Fromm continues his pursuit of state passing records. He was 24-of-35 for 309 yards and three touchdowns in a 28-24 victory over Spalding last week. His previous low for yards in a game this season was 396. For the season, Fromm is 147-of-216 for 2,545 yards and 28 touchdowns with two interceptions. He is 1,697 yards behind the current Georgia leader in career passing yards, Deshaun Watson of Gainesville. Rated the No. 4 pro-style quarterback prospect in the country, Fromm is committed to Georgia. Houston County is 6-0 and ranked No. 1 in Class AAAAAA.
 
2. QB Trevor Lawrence, Cartersville: Lawrence was 18-of-31 passing for 300 yards and five touchdowns in a 44-6 victory over Cedartown. For the season, Lawrence is 91-of-146 for 1,431 yards and 18 touchdowns with three interceptions. Lawrence is the No. 1 junior prospect nationally. Cartersville is 5-0 and ranked No. 1 in AAAA.
 
3. DL Aubrey Solomon, Lee County: Solomon had 17 tackles, four for losses, two sacks, four "big hits" and two QB hurries in a 37-7 victory over Thomas County Central. For the season, Solomon has 47 tackles, nine for losses, seven sacks, 10 QB hurries and 14 big hits. Lee County is 5-0 and ranked No. 3 in AAAAAA.
 
4. DB Richard LeCounte, Liberty County: LeCounte had nine tackles and scored three touchdowns, one on a 70-yard kickoff return, in a 55-12 victory over New Hampstead. For the season, LeCounte has 511 all-purpose yards and nine touchdowns on just 22 touches. That does not count his 60 yards passing and a TD pass or a 29-yard interception return. LeCounte has six TD receptions and three TD returns. He has 31 tackles, two for losses, and the one interception. LeCounte is the consensus No. 1 safety prospect in the country. He is committed to Georgia. Liberty County is 4-0 and ranked No. 4 in AAA.
 
5. RB Sheldon Evans, Roswell: Evans rushed for 48 yards on nine carries in just two quarters in a 47-0 victory over Archer. For the season, he has rushed for 505 yards and five touchdowns on 74 carries and caught a 22-yard TD pass. Evans rushed for 1,909 and 1,829 yards the past two seasons. He is a consensus 3-star recruit with several offers from FBS schools. Roswell is 4-0 and ranked No. 1 in Class AAAAAAA.
 
Others: Gordon Lee RB Drew Cobb rushed for 249 yards and four touchdowns on 33 carries in a 49-26 victory over Christian Heritage last week. Cobb has rushed for a state-best 1,069 yards and 19 touchdowns on 125 carries (8.6 ypc) in his team's 4-1 start. Cobb has another 187 yards and three touchdowns receiving. ... Cook RB Brandon Doerushed for 202 yards and three touchdowns on 23 carries in a 43-18 victory over Thomasville last week. Doe has rushed for 1,025 yards on 104 carries (9.9 ypc). Cook is 2-3. ... Griffin QB Tylan Morton was 21-of-32 passing for 399 yards and two touchdowns in a 56-21 victory over Whitewater. Morton is 116-for-167 (69.5 percent) for 1,850 yards and 16 touchdowns with two interceptions for No. 5 Griffin (5-0) of AAAAA. ...Grady QB Caylin Newton passed for 392 yards and six touchdowns - both career highs - in a 54-0 victory over Decatur. Newton is 90-of-126 passing (71.4 percent) for 1,545 yards and 17 touchdowns with just one interception for No. 8 Grady (4-1) of AAAAA. Newton also has 370 yards and five touchdowns rushing. ... Macon County QB K'hari Lane threw for five touchdowns for the third consecutive game in a 63-27 victory over Taylor County. Lane is 64-of-105 passing (61.0 percent) for 1,272 yards and 19 touchdowns for the No. 1-ranked team in the Class A public-school division. ... Etowah RB Tyray Devezin has rushed for 848 yards, the most in the highest class, on 93 carries for the 4-1 Eagles.
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Specialist Of The Week
Nathan Robertson, Northside (Columbus)
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Nathan Robertson of Northside (Columbus) is the Kornblue Kicking Specialist of the Week. Robertson, a senior place-kicker and punter, was 5-of-5 on field goals (26, 27, 31, 35 and 51 yards), 5-of-6 on touchbacks and 1-for-1 on extra points and punted one time for 46 yards in 24-7 victory over Americus-Sumter.
 
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Composite Rankings
Here's a look at Georgia's teams ranked on a consensus of six polls (AJC - Atlanta Journal-Constitution/GHSF Daily; GS - Georgia Sports Writers Association; GPB - Georgia Public Broadcasting; SA - Score Atlanta; Max - Maxwell Ratings; and MP - MaxPreps):

Class AAAAAAA
AJC
GS
GPB
SA
Max
MP
TOT
1. Roswell (4-0)
1
2
1
2
1
2
57
2. Mill Creek (5-0)
2
1
2
1
2
3
55
3. Grayson (3-1)
3
3
3
3
3
1
50
4. McEachern (4-1)
4
5
4
4
6
4
39
5. Norcross (5-0)
5
4
5
5
5
5
37
6. Lassiter (5-0)
6
6
6
6
8
7
27
7. Lowndes (5-1)
7
7
7
7
7
 
20
8. Colquitt County (2-4)
9
 
8
9
4
6
19
9. Parkview (3-1)
8
9
9
8
10
 
11
10. North Cobb (4-1)
 
8
 
 
 
8
6
11. South Gwinnett (4-1)
10
 
10
 
 
9
4
12T. Archer (1-4)
 
 
 
 
9
 
2
12T. Etowah (4-1)
 
10
 
 
 
10
2
14. South Forsyth (3-2)
 
 
 
10
 
 
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Class AAAAAA
AJC
GS
GPB
SA
Max
MP
TOT
1. Northside, Warner Robins (5-0)
2
2
2
1
2
2
55
2. Houston County (6-0)
1
1
1
2
7
6
48
3. Valdosta (5-1)
4
7
4
4
1
1
45
4. Lee County (5-0)
3
5
3
3
6
5
41
5. Harrison (5-0)
6
8
8
6
5
3
30
6. Northgate (5-0)
5
4
7
5
9
8
28
7. Glynn Academy (4-1)
8
9
5
8
8
4
24
8. Tucker (4-1)
9
6
9
9
3
7
23
9. Dalton (4-0)
7
3
6
7
 
10
22
10. Mays (3-1)
 
 
 
 
4
9
9
11. Alexander (4-0)
10
10
 
10
 
 
3
12T. Hughes (4-1)
 
 
 
 
10
 
1
12T. Richmond Hill (4-0)
 
 
10
 
 
 
1
Class AAAAA
AJC
GS
GPB
SA
Max
MP
TOT
1. Buford (3-1)
1
2
1
1
1
1
59
2. Stockbridge (4-0)
2
1
2
2
2
3
54
3. Kell (4-1)
4
4
5
4
3
2
44
4. Carrollton (4-0)
3
3
3
3
6
5
43
5. Griffin (5-0)
5
5
4
5
5
6
36
6. Ware County (2-2)
7
8
8
7
4
4
28
7. Rome (2-2)
6
10
7
6
7
7
23
8. Grady (4-1)
8
6
6
8
10
9
19
9T. Thomas County Central (4-2)
9
9
10
9
9
10
10
9T. Woodland, Stockbridge (4-1)
 
7
 
 
8
8
10
11. Arabia Mountain (4-1)
10
 
9
10
 
 
4
Class AAAA
AJC
GS
GPB
SA
Max
MP
TOT
1. Cartersville (5-0)
1
1
1
1
1
1
60
2. Thomson (4-0)
2
2
2
2
3
2
53
3. Sandy Creek (3-1)
3
4
4.5
3
2
4
45.5
4. Woodward Academy (4-1)
4
3
3
4
4
3
45
5. Jefferson (4-1)
5
5
4.5
5
6
8
32.5
6. Blessed Trinity (4-2)
7
6
8
7
5
9
24
7. Cairo (4-1)
6
9
6
6
9
7
23
8. Mary Persons (3-2)
8
8
7
8
10
 
14
9. Spalding (3-2)
10
 
9
10
7
6
13
10. Ridgeland (4-0)
 
7
10
 
 
5
11
11. Burke County (4-1)
9
10
 
9
 
 
5
12. Marist (3-2)
 
 
 
 
8
 
3
13. Stephens County (4-1)
 
 
 
 
 
10
1
Class AAA
AJC
GS
GPB
SA
Max
MP
TOT
1. Greater Atlanta Christian (4-1)
1
1
1
1
1
1
60
2. Pace Academy (4-1)
2
3
2
3
4
4
48
3. Peach County (4-1)
3
4
4
4
5
3
43
4. Liberty County (4-0)
4
2
3
2
8
5
42
5. Westminster (3-2)
5
5
6
5
2
2
41
6. Calhoun (3-2)
6
6
8
6
3
6
31
7. Crisp County (5-0)
8
7
5
9
9
7
21
8. Lovett (3-2)
7
9
7
8
7
9
19
9. Cedar Grove (3-2)
9
8
10
10
6
8
15
10. Central, Macon. (5-0)
 
10
9
7
 
 
7
11T. Appling County (3-1)
10
 
 
 
 
 
1
11T. Cook (2-3)
 
 
 
 
10
 
1
11T. Dawson County (2-1)
 
 
 
 
 
10
1
Class AA
AJC
GS
GPB
SA
Max
MP
TOT
1T. Benedictine (5-0)
2
2
2
1
1
1
57
1T. Fitzgerald (4-0)
1
1
1
2
2
2
57
3. Brooks County (4-0)
3
5
4
3
4
4
43
4. Callaway (5-0)
5
4
5
5
3
3
41
5. Jefferson County (5-0)
4
3
3
6
6
7
37
6. Rabun County (3-0)
6
7
6
4
5
5
33
7. Model (5-0)
7
6
7
7
7
6
26
8. Dublin (5-0)
8
8
8
10
 
9
12
9T. Heard County (5-1)
 
9
9
9
 
 
6
9T. Vidalia (3-2)
9
10
10
 
10
10
6
11. Screven County (4-1)
10
 
 
 
 
8
4
12T. Pepperell (3-1)
 
 
 
8
 
 
3
12T. Washington County (2-2)
 
 
 
 
8
 
3
14. Elbert County (3-1-1)
 
 
 
 
9
 
2
Class A (Public)
AJC
GS
GPB
SA
Max
MP
TOT
1. Eagle's Landing Christian (5-0)
1
1
1
1
1
1
60
2. Wesleyan (5-0)
2
2
2
2
2
2
54
3. Prince Avenue Christian (5-0)
4
3
3
3
3
5
45
4. Landmark Christian (5-0)
3
6
4
4
6
4
39
5. Darlington (4-1)
6
4
8
5
4
3
36
6. Calvary Day (4-0)
5
7
5
6
5
9
29
7. Stratford Academy (3-1)
7
9.5
10
7
7
7
18.5
8. Fellowship Christian (4-0)
9
5
 
10
 
6
14
9. First Presbyterian (4-0)
8
 
8
8
 
10
10
10. Mount Paran Christian (3-1)
 
8
8
 
8
 
9
11. Athens Academy (4-0)
10
 
6
9
 
 
8
12. Pinecrest Academy (3-1)
 
9.5
 
 
9
8
6.5
13. Aquinas (2-2)
 
 
 
 
10
 
1
Class A (Private)
AJC
GS
GPB
SA
Max
MP
TOT
1T. Clinch County (4-1)
2
1
3
1
2
2
55
1T. Macon County (3-1)
1
3
2
3
1
1
55
3. Emanuel County Institute (5-0)
3
2
1
2
4
4
50
4. Manchester (5-0)
4
5
4
6
3
3
41
5. Mount Zion (Carroll) (4-0)
5
 
5
4
 
9
21
6. Commerce (3-1)
9
4
7.5
5
 
 
18.5
7. Lincoln County (2-1-1)
6
 
10
10
8
6
15
8. Irwin County (2-3)
 
 
 
 
5
5
12
9. McIntosh Co. Academy (3-1)
8
 
 
 
7
7
11
10. Bowdon (3-2)
7
 
 
 
6
 
9
11. Mitchell County (5-0)
 
 
6
9
 
10
8
12. Randolph-Clay (4-0)
 
 
7.5
7
 
 
7.5
13. Twiggs County (3-1)
10
 
 
 
9
8
6
14. Marion County (3-2)
 
 
 
8
 
 
3
15. Pelham (4-1)
 
 
9
 
 
 
2
16. Dooly County (2-3)
 
 
 
 
10
 
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Four Questions
1This week, our Four Questions feature is being answered by some of Georgia's best-known retired coaches. We continue today with Billy Henderson, 88, who was a head coach for 35 seasons at Willingham (1958-69) in his hometown of Macon and Clarke Central (1973-95) in Athens. His Clarke Central teams won state titles in 1977, 1979 and 1985. His career record was 285-107-16.
Billy Henderson
1. What is the most memorable game you've been a part of as a player or coach? "I guess it would be my first college game when I dressed out and went in to Sanford Stadium, 18 years old, a freshman, 'Here I am a Georgia Bulldog.' I was playing behind probably the greatest player of all-time, Charley Trippi. In 1946, the only time he came out of the game was when I gave him some relief. I was his backup. [Georgia beat Clemson 35-12 in that game, went 11-0 and won the Sugar Bowl.]
"As a coach when I was in Macon, beating Valdosta for the first time was a big occasion for us. [Willingham would beat Valdosta three straight times - 1963-65, the last of which evoked another memorable game from Henderson.] I can tell you a story about that. My family every morning had a devotional at 6:30. Everybody had to participate. We had whipped Valdosta [which was 7-0 and on its way to a fourth state title that decade], and the next week we went to Jordan. They had lost five games. They whipped us. So when it came to my daughter, who I called my severest critic, she said, 'Daddy, how did you get so dumb in one week?' That stayed with me forever. I said, 'Honey, I don't know.' I learned a big lesson. When you win a big game, you'd better practice differently the next week."
 
2. Which high school coach would you want your son to play for, and why? "Without question, it would be a young coach from my staff, now coaching at Grayson, Steve Brooks. He's an ex-marine. He leads by example. He is just the epitome of what a coach should be. My coach in high school had a big influence on me. The worst thing that came out of his mouth was 'golly doodle.' You knew he was mad then. That was John 'Stooge' Davis. He influenced me not just as a football player but as a man." [Brooks' wife is Henderson's daughter, Carol. Brooks was Henderson's successor at Clarke Central.]
 
3. What is your pet peeve as a coach or favorite saying/motto? "'It Can Be Done' and 'We Lead.' Those were Lanier's two themes. It was on a wall in the school hall. I remember walking up those steps when I was 13. I couldn't wait to go to Lanier because all those guys were my heroes. In big letters, I saw 'It can be done' and 'We lead.' We adopted that at Clarke Central."
 
4. Which GHSA policy or high school football rule would you most like to see changed? "I never gave any thought to that when I was coaching. Just tell me the rules, and we'll go by them."
 
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More Top Performers  
*Carver (Atlanta) freshman RB Jo'Quavious Marks rushed for 171 yards and a touchdown on 20 carries and returned a punt 50 yards in a 32-21 victory over North Springs.
 
*Irwin County RB Jeremiah Ashley rushed for 212 yards and four touchdowns on 13 carries in a 52-26 victory over Telfair County. Ashley had three TD runs called back by penalties.
 
*Starr's Mill RB Cole Gilley rushed for 248 yards and set a school record with six touchdowns in a 49-0 victory over Morrow.
 
*Toombs County's offensive line of Willie Campbell, Jonathan Quintero, Cameron Panick, Cody Fuller, Jason Lowe and Treyvon Wiggins and tight ends Ervin Mincey and Jacqual Boyd opened the door for 345 yards rushing on 39 carries in a 38-21 victory over Bacon County. Keshawn Morgan and Jeidon Sistrunk each went over 125 yards rushing. Toombs (4-1) has matched its win total of the previous two seasons combined.
2Games on the Web
The 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. The NFHS Network partners with more than 100 Georgia high schools to give their students the opportunity to train and learn to broadcast their school's sporting events. Contact the NFHS Network to find out how your school can serve its students and fans with sports broadcasting opportunities.

 

Region Standings: Classes AAAAA and AAAA
Class AAAAA
Region 1-AAAAA
Team
Reg.
All
Last week
This week*
Thomas Co. Central
0-0
4-2
l. to Lee Co. 37-7
Does not play
Harris County
0-0
3-2
l. to Callaway 48-21
at Worth Co.
Veterans
0-0
3-3
d. Perry 21-14
Does not play
Bainbridge
0-0
1-3
l. to Dothan, Ala. 13-6
at Rickards, Fla.
Warner Robins
0-0
1-4
d. West Laurens 10-6
at Coffee
 
Region 2-AAAAA
Team
Reg.
All
Last week
This week
Ware County
0-0
2-2
Did not play
at Lowndes
New Hampstead
0-0
1-4-1
l. to Liberty Co. 55-12
Does not play
South Effingham
0-0
0-5
l. to Brunswick 43-0
at Richmond Hill
Statesboro
0-0
0-5
l. to Appling Co. 21-14
vs. Tattnall Co.
Wayne County
0-0
0-5
l. to Pierce Co. 52-34
at Glynn Academy (GL)
 
Region 3-AAAAA
Team
Reg.
All
Last week
This week
Griffin
1-0
5-0
d. Whitewater 56-21
vs. Starr's Mill (GM)
Riverdale
1-0
4-1
d. McIntosh 23-7
at Fayette Co.
Starr's Mill
1-0
2-3
d. Morrow 49-0
at Griffin (GM)
Fayette County
0-0
2-1-1
Did not play
vs. Riverdale
McIntosh
0-1
3-2
l. to Riverdale 23-7
Does not play
Whitewater
0-1
3-2
l. to Griffin 56-21
at Morrow (T)
Morrow
0-1
1-4
l. to Starr's Mill 49-0
vs. Whitewater (T)
 
Region 4-AAAAA
Team
Reg.
All
Last week
This week
Woodland (Stock.)
3-0
4-1
Did not play
vs. Ola
Stockbridge
2-0
4-0
Did not play
at Locust Grove
Locust Grove
2-1
4-1
d. Hampton 22-6
vs. Stockbridge
Eagle's Landing
2-1
2-3
l. to Jones Co. 44-28
at Dutchtown
Jones County
2-1
2-3
d. Eagle's Landing 44-28
vs. Hampton
Ola
1-1
2-2
Did not play
at Woodland, Stockbridge
Dutchtown
0-2
2-2
Did not play
vs. Eagle's Landing
Hampton
0-3
1-4
l. to Locust Grove 22-6
at Jones Co.
Union Grove
0-3
0-4-1
Did not play
Does not play
 
Region 5-AAAAA
Team
Reg.
All
Last week
This week
Arabia Mountain
0-0
4-1
l. to East Coweta 20-14
Does not play
Columbia
0-0
2-3
d. Clarkston 54-6
Does not play
Miller Grove
0-0
2-3
Did not play
Does not play
Southwest DeKalb
0-0
2-3
l. to Rockdale Co. 14-13
Does not play
Chamblee
0-0
1-4
l. to Marist 42-14
Does not play
Lithonia
0-0
1-4
l. to Westlake 25-14
Does not play
Clarkston
 
0-6
l. to Columbia 54-6
at Thomson
Cross Keys
 
0-1
Did not play
vs. Pataula Charter (ND)
 
Region 6-AAAAA
Team
Reg.
All
Last week
This week
Carver (Atlanta)
2-0
4-1
d. North Springs 32-21
at Grady (Sat., G)
Grady
2-0
4-1
d. Decatur 54-0
vs. Carver, Atl. (Sat., G)
Banneker
2-0
3-2
d. Jackson, Atlanta 53-12
vs. Lithia Springs
North Springs
1-1
2-2
l. to Carver, Atlanta 32-21
at Jackson, Atlanta (G)
Riverwood
1-1
2-3
d. Lithia Springs 48-0
vs. Decatur
Decatur
0-2
1-4
l. to Grady 54-0
at Riverwood
Jackson (Atlanta)
0-2
1-4
l. to Banneker 53-12
vs. North Springs (G)
Lithia Springs
0-2
0-5
l. to Riverwood 48-0
at Banneker
 
Region 7-AAAAA
Team
Reg.
All
Last week
This week
Kell
3-0
4-1
d. Cass 39-7
vs. East Paulding
Carrollton
2-0
4-0
d. Woodland, Cart. 33-0
vs. Rome
Cass
2-1
3-2
l. to Kell 39-7
Does not play
Villa Rica
2-1
3-2
l. to Hiram 38-25
at Paulding Co.
Rome
1-1
2-2
d. Paulding Co. 51-10
at Carrollton
Hiram
1-2
3-2
d. Villa Rica 38-25
vs. Woodland, Cartersville
Paulding County
1-2
2-3
l. to Rome 51-10
vs. Villa Rica
East Paulding
0-2
0-4
Did not play
at Kell
Woodland (Carters.)
0-3
0-5
l. to Carrollton 33-0
at Hiram
 
Region 8-AAAAA
Team
Reg.
All
Last week
This week
Loganville
1-0
4-1
d. Walnut Grove 35-0
Does not play
Clarke Central
1-0
3-2
d. Cedar Shoals 38-12
vs. Buford
Flowery Branch
1-0
2-3
d. Johnson, Gaines. 46-7
vs. Cedar Shoals
Buford
0-0
3-1
d. International, Fla. 48-8
at Clarke Central
Cedar Shoals
0-1
3-2
l. to Clarke Central 38-12
at Flowery Branch
Walnut Grove
0-1
1-4
l. to Loganville 35-0
at Johnson, Gainesville
Johnson (Gaines.)
0-1
0-5
l. to Flowery Branch 46-7
vs. Walnut Grove
Class AAAA
Region 1-AAAA
Team
Reg.
All
Last week
This week*
Cairo
2-0
4-1
d. Shaw 40-0
vs. Americus-Sumter
Hardaway
1-1
3-1
d. Columbus 16-10
vs. Westover (Thu., K)
Northside (Col.)
1-1
3-2
d. Americus-Sumter 24-7
vs. Columbus (K)
Westover
1-1
3-2
d. Carver, Col. 23-20
at Hardaway (Thu., K)
Americus-Sumter
1-1
2-3
l. to Northside, Col. 24-7
at Cairo
Carver (Columbus)
1-1
2-3
l. to Westover 23-20
vs. Shaw (CM)
Columbus
1-1
2-3
l. to Hardaway 16-10
at Northside, Col. (K)
Shaw
0-2
1-4
l. to Cairo 40-0
at Carver, Columbus (CM)
 
Region 2-AAAA
Team
Reg.
All
Last week
This week
Mary Persons
0-0
3-2
Did not play
vs. Spalding
Spalding
0-0
3-2
l. to Houston Co. 28-24
at Mary Persons
Upson-Lee
0-0
3-2
d. Jordan 55-10
Does not play
West Laurens
0-0
3-2
l. to Warner Robins 10-6
at Howard (ED)
Perry
0-0
1-3
l. to Veterans 21-14
vs. Dougherty
Howard
0-0
1-4
Did not play
vs. West Laurens (ED)
 
Region 3-AAAA
Team
Reg.
All
Last week
This week
Thomson
0-0
4-0
Did not play
vs. Clarkston
Burke County
0-0
4-1
l. to Effingham Co. 28-21
Does not play
Cross Creek
0-0
3-2
l. to Greenbrier 35-7
at Hephzibah
Richmond Academy
0-0
2-2
l. to Grovetown 14-13
Does not play
Baldwin
0-0
2-3
l. to Evans 21-6
Does not play
Hephzibah
0-0
0-5
l. to Hancock Central 48-0
vs. Cross Creek
 
Region 4-AAAA
Team
Reg.
All
Last week
This week
Woodward Academy
1-0
4-1
d. Salem 74-6
at Henry Co.
Eastside
1-0
3-1-1
d. Oconee Co. 32-31
vs. Druid Hills (Sat., SH)
North Clayton
1-0
3-2
d. Druid Hills 16-14
Does not play
Henry County
0-0
0-4
Did not play
vs. Woodward Academy
Salem
0-1
3-2
l. to Woodward Acd. 74-6
vs. Luella
Druid Hills
0-1
2-3
l. to North Clayton 16-14
at Eastside (Sat., SH)
Luella
0-1
2-3
Did not play
at Salem
 
Region 5-AAAA
Team
Reg.
All
Last week
This week
Cartersville
1-0
5-0
d. Cedartown 44-6
vs. Central, Carrollton
Troup
1-0
4-1
d. Chapel Hill 42-21
at Sandy Creek
LaGrange
1-0
2-3
d. Central, Carroll 30-12
vs. Cedartown (C)
Sandy Creek
0-0
3-1
Did not play
vs. Troup
Cedartown
0-1
3-2
l. to Cartersville 44-6
at LaGrange (C)
Chapel Hill
0-1
2-2-1
l. to Troup 42-21
Does not play
Central (Carrollton)
0-1
0-5
l. to LaGrange 30-12
at Cartersville
 
Region 6-AAAA
Team
Reg.
All
Last week
This week
Ridgeland
1-0
4-0
d. NW Whitfield 48-42
Does not play
Heritage (Ringgold)
1-0
4-1
d. Gilmer 31-13
at Southeast Whitfield
Southeast Whitfield
1-0
4-1
d. LaFayette 24-21
vs. Heritage, Ringgold
Pickens
0-0
1-3
Did not play
at Gilmer
LaFayette
0-1
2-3
l. to SE Whitfield 24-21
at Northwest Whitfield
Northwest Whitfield
0-1
2-3
l. to Ridgeland 48-42
vs. LaFayette
Gilmer
0-1
0-5
l. to Heritage, Ring. 31-13
vs. Pickens
 
Region 7-AAAA
Team
Reg.
All
Last week
This week
Blessed Trinity
0-0
4-2
l. to McCallie, Tenn. 56-6
Does not play
West Hall
0-0
4-2
l. to Rabun Co. 34-10
Does not play
Marist
0-0
3-2
d. Chamblee 42-14
at Gainesville
Chestatee
0-0
3-3
l. to Habersham 40-14
Does not play
White County
0-0
1-4
l. to Dawson Co. 46-0
Does not play
 
Region 8-AAAA
Team
Reg.
All
Last week
This week
Madison County
0-0
5-0
d. Franklin Co. 20-14
vs. Jefferson
Jefferson
0-0
4-1
d. Gainesville 31-28
at Madison Co.
Oconee County
0-0
4-1
l. to Eastside 32-31
Does not play
Stephens County
0-0
4-1
d. Hart Co. 23-6
Does not play
North Oconee
0-0
0-5
l. to Winder-Barrow 38-0
Does not play
St. Pius
0-0
0-5
l. to Lanier 26-0
Does not play
 
Note: All scores are courtesy of the Georgia High School Football Historians Association, Georgia Public Broadcasting and other media outlets. If a score is not accurate, it was reported incorrectly.
 
*All of this week's games are Friday unless noted.
Stadium key: C - Callaway; CM - Columbus Memorial; ED - Ed Defore Sports Complex; G- Grady; GL - Glynn County; GM - Griffin Memorial; K - Kinnett; ND - North DeKalb; SH - Sharp; T - Tara

 

 

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Which are the most unexpectedly good teams of 2016 at the midpoint of the regular season? Here are the Maxwell Ratings' top 10 in each classification based on the difference between their preseason and current power ratings. In parentheses are the teams' original and current rankings within their classifications. For example, Lassiter is ranked No. 8 in the highest class after a preseason projection of No. 30 and is 18.73 points better than expected, according to Maxwell. In some cases, the improvement might be more surprising to Maxwell than to you, as Maxwell's preseason rankings are based on historical scores and not changes in personnel. The most unexpectedly good team in all classifications might be Hardaway. Under first-year coach Michael Woolridge, the Hawks are 3-1. That matches the win total of their three previous seasons combined.
 
Class AAAAAAA
1. Lassiter +18.73 (30/8)
2. Roswell +17.04 (7/1)
3. North Forsyth +16.5 (42/37)
4. Lakeside, Atl. +14.24 (48/41)
5. S. Gwinnett +12.04 (27/14)
6. North Paulding +11.17 (31/17)
7. Mountain View +10.5 (37/28)
8. Norcross +10.2 (10/5)
9. Brookwood +8.17 (22/13)
10. West Forsyth +8.14 (28/20)
 
Class AAAAAA
1. Johns Creek +22.16 (43/17)
2. Harrison +19.31 (23/5)
3. Mt. Zion, Jon. +14.75 (56/50)
4. Douglas Co. +13.74 (38/23)
5. Habersham +12.98 (48/39)
6. Heritage, Con. +12.62 (47/36)
7. Greenbrier +12.6 (55/51)
8. Alcovy +11.93 (53/49)
9. Richmond Hill +11.54 (41/28)
10. Centennial +11.08 (34/22)
 
Class AAAAA
1. Riverdale +19.07 (46/22)
2. Hampton +19.04 (56/52)
3. Banneker +16.48 (51/38)
4. Grady +14.9 (24/10)
5. Arabia Mtn. +14.86 (35/12)
6. Woodland, Stk. +14.81 (18/8)
7. Griffin +14.51 (13/5)
8. New H'stead +13.67 (55/53)
9. North Springs +11.15 (52/45)
10. Carrollton +10.43 (9/6)
 
Class AAAA
1. Hardaway +30.75 (49/22)
2. Madison Co. +27.58 (47/23)
3. Chestatee +23.78 (51/42)
4. Ridgeland +22.07 (37/13)
5. Thomson +17.72 (11/3)
6. Cedartown +14.43 (42/25)
7. Spalding +13.08 (14/7)
8. West Hall +12.21 (40/26)
9. Troup +9.76 (28/18)
10. Oconee Co. +9.21 (22/15)
 
Class AAA
1. Pike Co. +17.78 (44/26)
2. Murray Co. +17.02 (51/40)
3. Wind. Forest +15.25 (54/47)
4. Sonoraville +11.63 (27/16)
5. Crisp Co. +11 (18/9)
6. Savannah +10.03 (48/42)
7. Islands +9.72 (55/54)
8. Pace Academy +9.59 (10/4)
9. Bremen +8.99 (35/27)
10. North Murray +8.34 (42/35)
 
Class AA
1. KIPP Atlanta +21.75 (51/28)
2. Southwest +17.18 (36/18)
3. Toombs Co. +16.6 (43/22)
4. Model +15.26 (16/7)
5. Glenn Hills +15.25 (56/51)
6. Callaway +12.9 (5/3)
7. Rabun Co. +11.81 (9/5)
8. Rockmart +10.18 (39/24)
9. Benedictine +9.41 (1/1)
10. Temple +9.3 (52/45)
 
Class A
1. Tatt, Square +30.81 (30/14)
2. Twiggs Co. +24.5 (33/9)
3. Warren Co. +23.96 (42/20)
4. Manchester +20.05 (15/3)
5. Mount Vernon +19.42 (35/24)
6. Fellowship Chr. +18.4 (21/12)
7. Schley Co. +17.98 (48/37)
8. McIntosh Co. +13.84 (21/7)
9. Mt. de Sales +13.22 (29/23)
10. Crawford Co. +12.5 (40/29)
 
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Chattanooga RB Derrick Craine leads the Southern Conference in rushing with 114.3 yards per game, and his 222 yards rushing in a 41-21 victory over Samford last week earned him the conference's offensive player-of-the-week award. As a high school senior in Georgia, he rushed for 2,105 yards as a senior. For which Henry County school did Craine play? (Answer Thursday)
 
Answer to Tuesday's question: Tennessee QB Joshua Dobbs, the SEC offensive player of the week, played high school football at Alpharetta.
 
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