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Wednesday, October 22, 2014

POY Watch Presented By Rising Seniors Foundation

King stands out for balanced Colquitt

1It's hard to stand out on a team as balanced rushing and passing, offense and defense, as No. 1-ranked Colquitt County, but senior running back Sihiem King made a spectacle of himself last week, rushing for more than 300 yards in a victory over previously unbeaten Valdosta.

 

King is only 5 feet, 8 inches and 175 pounds, but he is strong for his size. He can bench press 265 pounds, squat 500 and power-clean 315, according to Zach Grage, Colquitt County's offensive coordinator. Grage also marvels at King's running instincts and balance.

 

But what really makes King tick, Grage said, are things that aren't readily seen on Friday nights. It starts at practice.

 

"Sihiem is also one of the best practice players I have ever coached," Grage said. "No matter the drill, he performs at full speed and will sometimes get on our scout team players if they try to take it easy on him. I preach getting the most out of your ability on every rep because you never know when it could be your last, and I think he really takes this to heart."

 

The other is his pride in the Packers.

 

"Growing up a Packer his entire life, and watching his two older brothers [B.J. Howard and Tevin King] play running back ahead of him, he knows the importance the community puts on our program," Grage said. "He knows that young people around town may only get to see him play one time, and he does not want to let them down."

 

King is up to No. 3 this week in GHSF Daily's Player of the Year Watch. New to the Watch this week are Grayson DT Justin Young and Griffin backfield teammates Malik Miller and Anforne Stroud.

 

1. QB/DB A.J. Gray, Washington County: Gray intercepted three passes in the first half, returned one 67 yards for a touchdown and another 40 yards, in a 52-0 victory over Butler. He has returned three interceptions for touchdowns on the season. Through six games, Gray has rushed for 785 yards and 14 touchdowns on 83 carries (9.4 ypc) and is 40-of-67 passing for 893 yards and nine touchdowns. His offensive statistics from Butler are not available. Washington County (7-0) is ranked No. 1 in Class AAA. Gray is committed to Georgia Tech.

 

2. RB Shannon Brooks, Pickens: Brooks rushed for 274 yards and four touchdowns - one a 99-yard run - on 13 carries in a 69-34 victory over LaFayette. Brooks also threw a 65-yard touchdown and caught a 45-yard pass. For the season, Brooks leads the state with 1,729 rushing yards and 26 touchdowns on 143 carries (12.1 ypc) in Pickens' 6-1 start. Brooks also has seven receptions for 159 yards and a touchdown. Brooks is committed to Minnesota.

 

Up arrow3. RB Sihiem King, Colquitt County: King rushed for a career-high 308 yards and three touchdowns on 26 carries in a 48-20 victory over previous No. 3 Valdosta in a Region 1-AAAAAA game. King has rushed for 1,030 yards and 16 touchdowns on 134 carries (7.7 ypc). He has scored at least one touchdown in every game this season. Colquitt County (8-0) is ranked No. 1 in AAAAAA. King has more than 10 scholarship offers, including those from Georgia Tech, Georgia State and Georgia Southern.

 

4. RB Eric Swinney, Sandy Creek: Swinney rushed for 189 yards and two touchdowns on 35 carries in a 31-21 victory over Troup. For the season, Swinney has rushed for 1,094 yards and 13 touchdowns on 170 carries. Sandy Creek (7-0) is ranked No. 2 in Class AAAA. Rated the consensus No. 10 running-back prospect in the nation, Swinney is committed to Ole Miss.

 

5. RB/DB Ruben Garnett, Aquinas: Garnett's team did not play last week. For the season, Garnett has rushed for 1,223 yards and 18 touchdowns on 147 carries (8.3 ypc) and has three TD receptions. He has made 25 tackles and intercepted a pass. Garnett has rushed for at least 125 yards and a touchdown in every game. Aquinas (7-0) is ranked No. 1 in Class A. Duke reportedly leads to sign Garnett among 15 Division I offers.

 

Up arrow6. DT Justin Young, Grayson: Young had three sacks, one other tackle for a loss, two QB pressures and four solo tackles in a 28-0 victory over Central Gwinnett. On the season, Young has 13 sacks, the most in Gwinnett County, six other tackles for losses, 14 QB hurries, an interception, a forced fumble, a defensive touchdown and 49 tackles. Grayson (7-0) is ranked No. 2 in Class AAAAAA. Young, rated the No. 38 defensive-tackle prospect nationally in the 247Composite rankings, has committed to Georgia.

 

7. Lorenzo Smothers, Marion County: Smothers caught six passes for 80 yards and scored the winning touchdown in a 13-6 victory over No. 5 Hawkinsville in a Class A game. He made five tackles on defense. For the season, he has rushed for 588 yards on 53 carries (11.1 ypc) and caught 26 passes for 501 yards, giving him 1,089 yards from scrimmage. He has scored 20 touchdowns - 12 rushing, seven receiving and one returning a punt. He has 33 tackles and two interceptions. Marion County is 7-0 and ranked No. 2 in Class A. Smothers (5-8, 165) is a junior without reported scholarship offers.

 

8. DE D'Andre Walker, Hughes: Walker had two sacks, seven tackles and a fumble recovery in a 20-13 victory over South Cobb. For the season, Walker has 16.5 sacks for 99 yards in losses and 17 other tackles behind the line of scrimmage. Walker also has forced three fumbles. Hughes is 6-1 and ranked No. 4 in Class AAAAAA. Walker is the consensus No. 17 prospect in Georgia and No. 11 weakside defensive end nationally, according to 247Sports. Auburn, Tennessee and Georgia reportedly are his leaders.

 

Up arrow9. QB Anforne Stroud, Griffin: Stroud was 20-of-25 passing for 232 yards and four touchdowns in a 46-13 victory over Spalding. For the season, Stroud is 88-of-149 passing for 1,638 yards and 15 touchdowns with two interceptions. He has rushed for 372 yards and four touchdowns on 47 carries. Griffin is 7-0 and ranked No. 3 in Class AAAA. Stroud, who started in Griffin's secondary last season, has no reported scholarship offers.

 

Up arrow10. RB Malik Miller, Griffin: Miller rushed for 148 yards and three touchdowns on 23 carries in a 46-13 victory over Spalding. For the season, Miller has rushed for 1,059 yards and 19 touchdowns on 121 carries. He has 13 receptions for 277 yards and two touchdowns. Griffin is 7-0 and ranked No. 3 in Class AAAA. Miller (5-9, 200) has no reported scholarship offers.

 

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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 AAAAAA

AJC

GS

GPB

SA

Max

MP

Total

1. Colquitt County (8-0)

1

1

1

1

1

1

60

2. Grayson (8-0)

2

2

2

2

2

2

54

3. Dacula (7-0)

3

3

3

3

9

7

38

4. Hughes (5-2)

4

4

5

5

 

8

29

5. Milton (6-1)

8

8

4

7

7

5

27

6T. McEachern (5-2)

9

7

8

6

5

6

25

6T. Norcross (6-1)

5

5

6

8

6

 

25

8. Valdosta (7-1)

7

6

7

4

10

10

22

9. Lee County (6-1)

6

9

9

9

3

9

21

10. North Gwinnett (5-2)

10

10

10

10

4

4

18

11. Lowndes (6-2)

 

 

 

 

8

3

11

Class AAAAA

AJC

GS

GPB

SA

Max

MP

Total

1. Ware County (7-0)

1

1

1

1

2

1

59

2. Allatoona (8-0)

4

3

4

3

1

2

49

3. Coffee (7-1)

2

4

3

2

5

5

45

4. Kell (7-0)

3

2

2

4

 

 

33

5. Northside, W. Robins (6-1)

10

5

7

5

6

3

30

6. Creekside (6-2)

8

9

9.5

7

4

4

24.5

7T. Carver, Columbus (6-1)

5

6

5

 

 

8

20

7T. Lanier (7-0)

6

7

6

6

10

 

20

9. Mays (5-2)

 

 

 

9

7

6

11

10. Carver (Atlanta) (6-1)

7

8

8

10

 

 

11

11. Stephenson (5-2)

9

 

9.5

8

 

7

10.5

12. South Paulding (6-1)

 

 

 

 

3

9

10

13. Dalton (7-1)

 

10

 

 

8

 

4

14. Gainesville (5-2)

 

 

 

 

9

 

2

15. Houston County (6-1)

 

 

 

 

 

10

1

Class AAAA

AJC

GS

GPB

SA

Max

MP

Total

1. Buford (7-0)

1

1

1.5

1

1

1

59.5

2. Sandy Creek (7-0)

2

2

1.5

2

2

2

54.5

3. Griffin (7-0)

3

3

3

3

3

4

47

4. Woodward Academy (6-1)

6

5

5.5

4

6

5

34.5

5. Cartersville (6-1)

4

4

4

9

4

7

34

6. Cairo (6-1)

5

6

7

5

5

6

32

7. Marist (7-1)

7

7

5.5

7

7

3

29.5

8. Mary Persons (6-1)

9

8

8

6

9

9

17

9. St. Pius (5-2)

8

9

9

10

8

8

14

10. Thomas Co. Central (5-2)

10

10

10

8

10

 

7

11. North Oconee (5-2)

 

 

 

 

 

10

1

Class AAA

AJC

GS

GPB

SA

Max

MP

Total

1. Washington County (7-0)

1

1

1

1

1

1

60

2. Calhoun (7-0)

2

2

2

2

3

3

52

3. Blessed Trinity (7-0)

3

3

3

3

2

2

50

4. Jefferson (8-0)

4

4

4

5

4

5

40

5. Peach County (8-0)

5

5

5

4

5

6

36

6. Westside, Macon (7-0)

7

7

6.5

9

6

4

26.5

7. Central, Carrollton (7-0)

8

6

6.5

6

9

8

22.5

8. Westminster (6-1)

6

10

8

8

7

7

20

9. Hart County (7-0)

9

8

9

7

8

9

16

10. Dodge County (7-0)

10

9

10

10

 

 

5

11. Cedar Grove (6-1)

 

 

 

 

 

10

1

12. Adairsville (6-1)

 

 

 

 

10

 

1

Class AA

AJC

GS

GPB

SA

Max

MP

Total

1. GAC (7-0)

1

1

1

1

2

1

59

2. Vidalia (7-0)

2

2

2

2

1

3

54

3. Lovett (6-1)

3

3

3

3

4

4

46

4. Fitzgerald (6-1)

6

6

5.5

6

3

2

37.5

5. Benedictine (5-2)

4

4

7

4

6

5

36

6. Thomasville (5-3)

5

9

8

5

5

6

28

7. Lamar County (5-1-1)

7

5

5.5

7

8

10

23.5

8. Screven County (8-0)

9

7

4

10

10

9

17

9. Brooks County (5-3)

 

10

 

8

7

7

12

10. Darlington (6-1)

8

8

9

9

 

 

10

11. Macon County (5-2)

10

 

10

 

9

8

7

Class A

AJC

GS

GPB

SA

Max

MP

Total

1. Marion County (7-0)

2

2

1

2

2

2

55

2. Aquinas (7-0)

1

1

2

1

5

5

51

3. Mount Paran Christian (7-0)

3

3

4

3

4

3

46

4. Irwin County (5-1-1)

6

6

8.5

4

1

1

39.5

5. Hawkinsville (7-1)

5

7

5.5

6

3

4

35.5

6. Calvary Day (7-0)

4

4

3

5

9

10

31

7. Tattnall Square (7-0)

8

5

8.5

8

7

7

22.5

8. Landmark Christian (6-1)

7

8

5.5

9

8

8

20.5

9. Charlton County (6-1)

9

10

7

10

6

6

18

10. Savannah Christian (6-1)

10

9

10

7

 

 

8

11. ECI (6-1)

 

 

 

 

 

9

2

12. Pacelli (5-2)

 

 

 

 

10

 

1

REGION STANDINGS: Class AAAA

Region 1-AAAA

Division A

Team

Reg.

All

Last week

This week*

Cairo

2-0

6-1

d. Thomas Central 36-13

at Monroe (Thu., M)

Thomas Co. Central

2-1

5-2

l. to Cairo 36-13

vs. Crisp Co.

Monroe

1-1

4-3

d. Albany 35-6

vs. Cairo (Thu., M)

Crisp County

1-1

2-5

Did not play

at Thomas Co. Central

Albany

0-3

0-7

l. to Monroe 35-6

Does not play

Division B

Team

Reg.

All

Last week

This week*

Worth County

3-0

4-2

d. Westover 28-20

vs. Americus-Sumter

Bainbridge

2-1

5-3

d. Dougherty 45-16

Does not play

Westover

1-1

3-4

l. to Worth Co. 28-20

vs. Dougherty (M)

Dougherty

0-2

2-4

l. to Bainbridge 45-16

at Westover (M)

Americus-Sumter

0-2

2-5

Did not play

at Worth Co.

GHSF Daily's projected playoff teams: 1. Cairo, 2. Worth County, 3. Thomas County Central, 4. Bainbridge

 

Region 2-AAAA

Team

Reg.

All

Last week

This week

Mary Persons

3-0

6-1

d. Upson-Lee 42-0

vs. Veterans

West Laurens

3-1

5-3

l. to Baldwin 20-12

Does not play

Baldwin

2-1

4-3

d. West Laurens 20-12

at Perry

Upson-Lee

2-2

5-2

l. to Mary Persons 42-0

at Howard (ED)

Howard

1-2

3-3-1

Did not play

vs. Upson-Lee (ED)

Veterans

1-2

1-6

d. Perry 35-7

at Mary Persons

Perry

0-4

1-7

l. to Veterans 35-7

vs. Baldwin

Projected playoff teams: 1. Mary Persons, 2. West Laurens, 3. Upson-Lee, 4. Baldwin

 

Region 3-AAAA

Team

Reg.

All

Last week

This week

Burke County

2-0

5-3

d. Windsor Forest 48-0

Does not play

Wayne County

2-0

3-5

Did not play

vs. Thomson

Thomson

1-0

3-4

d. Liberty Co. 16-14

at Wayne Co.

Windsor Forest

0-2

0-7

l. to Burke Co. 48-0

at Liberty Co.

Liberty County

0-3

2-6

l. to Thomson 16-14

vs. Windsor Forest

New Hampstead

 

1-7

l. to N. Cobb Christ. 48-7

at Butler

Projected playoff teams: 1. Burke County, 2. Wayne County, 3. Thomson, 4. Liberty County

 

Region 4-AAAA

Division A

Team

Reg.

All

Last week

This week

Locust Grove

2-1

5-2

d. Eagle's Landing 20-14

vs. Henry Co.

Walnut Grove

2-1

5-2

d. Hampton 56-0

vs. Eagle's Landing

Eastside

2-1

4-3

l. to Henry Co. 34-26

vs. Hampton (SH)

Henry County

2-1

4-3

d. Eastside 34-26

at Locust Grove

Eagle's Landing

1-2

5-2

l. to Locust Grove 20-14

at Walnut Grove

Hampton

0-3

0-6

l. to Walnut Grove 56-0

at Eastside (SH)

Division B

Team

Reg.

All

Last week

This week

Griffin

3-0

7-0

d. Spalding 46-13

at Pike Co.

Spalding

2-1

4-3

l. to Griffin 46-13

vs. Riverdale (GM)

Riverdale

1-2

3-4

l. to Jonesboro 15-13

at Spalding (GM)

Jonesboro

1-2

2-5

d. Riverdale 15-13

vs. Mt. Zion, Jones. (T)

Mt. Zion (Jonesboro)

1-2

1-6

d. Pike Co. 27-13

at Jonesboro (T)

Pike County

1-2

1-6

l. to Mt. Zion, Jon. 27-13

vs. Griffin

Projected playoff teams: 1. Griffin, 2. Eastside, 3. Spalding, 4. Locust Grove

Region 5-AAAA

Team

Reg.

All

Last week

This week

Sandy Creek

2-0

7-0

d. Troup 31-21

vs. Woodward Academy

Woodward Academy

2-0

6-1

d. Fayette Co. 35-7

at Sandy Creek

Carrollton

1-1

3-4

d. Whitewater 21-20

vs. Troup

Fayette County

1-1

3-4

l. to Woodward Acd. 35-7

at Whitewater

Whitewater

0-2

4-3

l. to Carrollton 21-20

vs. Fayette Co.

Troup

0-2

3-4

l. to Sandy Creek 31-21

at Carrollton

Projected playoff teams: 1. Sandy Creek, 2. Woodward Academy, 3. Troup, 4. Fayette County

 

Region 6-AAAA

Team

Reg.

All

Last week

This week

St. Pius

5-0

5-2

d. Chamblee 45-14

at Arabia Mountain (PV)

Marist

5-1

7-1

d. Grady 43-14

vs. Columbia

Columbia

4-1

5-2

Did not play

at Marist

Arabia Mountain

3-2

3-4

l. to Lithonia 27-20

vs. St. Pius (PV)

Grady

2-3

3-4

l. to Marist 43-14

at Chamblee (ND)

Lithonia

2-4

4-4

d. Arabia Mountain 27-20

at Stone Mtn. (Sat., HS)

Redan

2-4

2-6

d. Stone Mountain 45-26

Does not play

Chamblee

1-4

1-6

l. to St. Pius 45-14

vs. Grady (ND)

Stone Mountain

0-5

0-7

l. to Redan 45-26

vs. Lithonia (Sat., HS)

Cross Keys

 

1-3

d. Clarkston 32-25

at Osborne

Projected playoff teams: 1. St. Pius, 2. Marist, 3. Columbia, 4. Lithonia

 

Region 7-AAAA

Team

Reg.

All

Last week

This week

Cartersville

4-0

6-1

d. NW Whitfield 44-3

vs. Southeast Whitfield

Gilmer

3-1

6-1

d. SE Whitfield 28-7

vs. LaFayette

Pickens

3-1

6-1

d. LaFayette 69-34

at Heritage, Ringgold

Southeast Whitfield

2-2

5-2

l. to Gilmer 28-7

at Cartersville

Heritage (Ringgold)

2-2

4-3

d. Ridgeland 31-16

vs. Pickens

Northwest Whitfield

1-3

3-4

l. to Cartersville 44-3

at Ridgeland

Ridgeland

1-3

3-4

l. to Heritage 31-16

vs. Northwest Whitfield

LaFayette

0-4

2-5

l. to Pickens 69-34

at Gilmer

Projected playoff teams: 1. Cartersville, 2. Gilmer, 3. Pickens, 4. Southeast Whitfield

 

Region 8-AAAA

Team

Reg.

All

Last week

This week

Buford

4-0

7-0

d. Monroe Area 51-12

at North Oconee

Stephens County

4-0

6-1

d. Chestatee 55-27

at Madison Co.

North Oconee

4-0

5-2

d. White Co. 31-6

vs. Buford

Madison County

3-1

5-2

d. North Hall 49-20

vs. Stephens Co.

White County

1-3

3-4

l. to North Oconee 31-6

vs. Chestatee

Chestatee

0-4

1-6

l. to Stephens Co. 55-27

at White Co.

Monroe Area

0-4

0-7

l. to Buford 51-12

at North Hall

North Hall

0-4

0-7

d. Madison Co. 49-20

vs. Monroe Area

Johnson (Gaines.)

 

2-6

l. to East Hall 42-23

Does not play

Projected playoff teams: 1. Buford, 2. North Oconee, 3. Stephens County, 4. White County

 

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: ED - Ed DeFore Sports Complex; GM - Griffin Memorial; HS - Hallford; M - Mills; ND - North DeKalb; PV - Panthersville; SH - Sharp; T - Tara

 

 

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Scoring leaders

Teams averaging 40 or more points per game:

 

48.6 - Tucker

48.6 - Washington County

47.6 - Drew

47.0 - Mount Paran Christian

46.1 - Pickens

45.9 - Jefferson

44.9 - Griffin

44.6 - Colquitt County

43.9 - Houston County

43.3 - Buford

43.0 - Mill Creek

42.5 - Union County

42.3 - Landmark Christian

42.0 - Dalton

42.0 - Peach County

41.0 - Aquinas

40.7 - Harris County

40.7 - Calhoun

40.5 - Allatoona

40.3 - Blessed Trinity

40.0 - Cartersville

Trivia

What is the only Georgia team that is unbeaten, but unranked? (Answer Thursday)

 

Answer to Tuesday's question: Pat Dye was the Class AAA lineman of the year for Richmond Academy's 1956 state-championship team.

Four Questions Presented By NFHS Network 
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GHSF Daily asked Georgia head coaches to answer these four questions. We'll report from a different head coach each day.

 

Kevin 'Bull' Jones,

Mount Zion (Jonesboro)

1. Who is/was the most influential person in your coaching career? "I have had the pleasure of playing for and working for some great men in my football life, and I gained something from each one of them to shape and mold my life as a man, and as well as a football coach. I played for coach Steve Shankweiler and Bill Cloer at Redan High School, and both men left a great impression. Coach Shankweiler had the energy and enthusiasm of 100 men, and it was contagious. We would run through a wall for him. Coach Cloer was a quiet leader that led by example. His attention to detail was unbelievable. We were the best-prepared team on the field every Friday night. Chris Beale, head coach at Avondale in 1992, gave me my first job and taught me how to be a productive role model to all players on and off the field. Ron Sebree from Columbia in the mid-1990s taught me how to bring intensity to practice and helped shape my aggressive defensive philosophy. Steve Davenport, the head coach at Redan in the late 1990s, was a master at in-game adjustments and attacking an opponent's weakness. Nick Davis, head coach at Riverdale in 2003, taught me how to create a faster practice tempo and how to instill mental and physical team toughness. I think that's why Riverdale has three starters in the NFL now. Coach Al Hughes, former Lovejoy head coach, is the most organized and disciplined coach I have ever been around. His patience with teenagers and parents is definitely on another level. He was so unselfish and giving to all that encountered him. Any man that could raise three daughters by himself and send over 100 players to college on scholarships at Lovejoy is an amazing person."

 

2. Who is the best Georgia player you ever faced? "As an assistant coach, I faced Southwest DeKalb's Quincy Carter and Douglass's Jamal Lewis and James Davis, but pound-for-pound, the best has to be Creekside's Eric Berry. As head coach at Riverdale in 2006, he beat me single-handedly 28-0. He had an 80-yard TD run, threw a TD pass and ran a punt back 88 yards for a TD. It made ESPN highlights because he took off from the 15-yard line and flew into the end zone. And he tried to throw another pass for a touchdown, but the receiver kept dropping it, so Coach [Kevin] Whitley called timeout, put Berry at wide receiver, and then Creekside's backup quarterback threw a 40-yard TD pass."

 

3. What is the best team you ever faced as a coach? "2012 Norcross state championship team. I was defensive coordinator at Lovejoy, and going into the game [Class AAAAAA final], I knew it would be tough to stop Alvin Kamara and Myles Autry, but I thought we had a great game plan. We contained Kamara the first half, and Autry was just a decoy then, but after halftime the Norcross coaching staff made some great adjustments and got Autry the ball. He scored, and it changed the game, in what I thought was one of the best state championship games ever played at the Georgia Dome. Norcross had a great staff, and their players refused to lose. I heard an SEC coach say during pregame warmups, 'I've never seen so many D-I ball players on the field at one time for a state championship game.'"

 

4. If you were Gary Phillips, the new head of the GHSA, what would be the first rule that you would try to change?"Absolutely nothing. I think the GHSA is doing a great job."

 

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Weekend Schedule

Thursday's games

Blessed Trinity at Washington (L)

Cairo at Monroe (M)

Lovejoy at Newton (SH)

Savannah at Islands (SM)

Spencer at Westside, Macon (ED)

 

Friday's games

Alcovy at Tucker (A)

Americus-Sumter at Worth Co.

Apalachee at Heritage, Conyers

Archer at Central Gwinnett

B.E.S.T Academy at KIPP Atlanta

Bacon Co. at Vidalia

Baldwin at Perry

Banneker at Creekside

Beach at Johnson, Savannah (SM)

Berkmar at South Gwinnett

Bradwell Institute at South Effingham

Brantley Co. at Toombs Co.

Bremen at Manchester

Brooks Co. at Early Co.

Bryan Co. at Jeff Davis

Buford at North Oconee

Calhoun Co. at Miller Co.

Callaway at Pepperell

Campbell at South Cobb

Carver, Atlanta at Mays (L)

Cedar Grove at North Clayton (SC)

Centennial at North Forsyth

Central, Carrollton at Cedartown

Central, Macon at Jackson

Charlton Co. at Telfair Co.

Chattahoochee Co. at Temple

Cherokee at Roswell

Chestatee at White Co.

Christian Heritage at Walker

Claxton at Calvary Day

Coahulla Creek at Ringgold

Collins Hill at Mill Creek

Columbia at Marist

Cook at Dodge Co.

Crisp Co. at Thomas Co. Central

Cross Creek at Richmond Academy

Cross Keys at Osborne

Dade Co. at Coosa

Dalton at Woodland, Cartersville

Darlington at Armuchee

Dawson Co. at Banks Co.

Decatur at Therrell (L)

Dooly Co. at Taylor Co.

Dougherty at Westover (M)

Douglas Co. at East Coweta

Douglass at Westminster

Drew at Northgate

Dublin at Swainsboro

Dunwoody at Miller Grove (AV)

Dutchtown at Union Grove

Eagle's Landing at Walnut Grove

ELCA at Landmark Christian

East Paulding at Alexander

Elbert Co. at Morgan Co.

Etowah at Wheeler

Fannin Co. at West Hall

Fayette Co. at Whitewater

Forest Park at McIntosh

Forsyth Central at North Springs

Franklin Co. at East Hall

Gainesville at Cedar Shoals

George Walton at Hebron Christian

Glenn Hills at Westside, Augusta

Glynn Academy at Effingham Co.

Grady at Chamblee (ND)

Grayson at Dacula

Greene Co. at Riverside Military

Griffin at Pike Co.

Groves at Benedictine (SS)

Habersham Central at Johns Creek

Hampton at Eastside (SH)

Haralson Co. at Rockmart

Harris Co. at Carver, Columbus (CM)

Hart Co. at Oconee Co.

Heard Co. at Bowdon

Henry Co. at Locust Grove

Hillgrove at Harrison

Holy Innocents' at GAC

Houston Co. at Greenbrier

Irwin Co. at Wilcox Co.

Jackson Co. at East Jackson

Jefferson Co. at Harlem

Jones Co. at Evans

Jordan at Peach Co.

Josey at Washington Co.

Kell at North Atlanta (G)

LaFayette at Gilmer

Lakeside, Atlanta at Rockdale Co.

Lakeside, Evans at Warner Robins

Lakeview Acad. at Athens Christian

Lakeview-Ft. Ogle. at Sonoraville

Lamar Co. at Putnam Co.

Lambert at West Forsyth

Laney at Hephzibah

Lanier Co. at Clinch Co.

Lassiter at Pope

Lincoln Co. at Georgia Military

Loganville at Flowery Branch

Lovett at Wesleyan

M.L. King at Stephenson (HS)

Macon Co. at Northeast (TH)

Marietta at North Paulding

Marion Co. at Greenville

McEachern at Kennesaw Mountain

McIntosh Co. Academy at Long Co.

Metter at East Laurens

Milton at Woodstock

Mitchell Co. at Terrell Co.

Model at Chattooga

Monroe Area at North Hall

Monticello at Bleckley Co.

Mount de Sales at Stratford Acad.

Mt. Pisgah Christian at King's Ridge 

Mt. Zion, Jonesboro at Jonesboro (T)

Mountain View at Meadowcreek

Murray Co. at Calhoun

New Hampstead at Butler

New Manchester at Chapel Hill

Norcross at Peachtree Ridge

North Cobb Christian at Crawford Co.

North Gwinnett at Duluth

North Murray at Adairsville

Northside, Columbus at Columbus (K)

Northview at Chattahoochee

Northwest Whitfield at Ridgeland

Ola at Luella

Pace Academy at Hapeville Charter

Pacelli at Brookstone

Parkview at Shiloh

Paulding Co. at Allatoona

Pebblebrook at Newnan

Pelham at Fitzgerald

Pickens at Heritage, Ringgold

Pierce Co. at Appling Co.

Pinecrest Academy at Fellowship

Portal at Savannah Christian (GC)

Providence Christ. at Athens Acad.

Rabun Co. at Washington-Wilkes

Randolph-Clay at Baconton Charter

Richmond Hill at Brunswick

River Ridge at Cass

Riverdale at Spalding

Riverwood at Cambridge

Salem at Lanier

Sav. Country Day at Jenkins Co.

Schley Co. at Hawkinsville

Seminole Co. at Berrien

Sequoyah at Rome

Shaw at LaGrange

Social Circle at Oglethorpe Co.

South Atlanta at Jackson, Atlanta (G)

South Forsyth at Alpharetta

South Paulding at Lithia Springs

Southeast Whitfield at Cartersville

St. Francis at Whitefield Academy

St. Pius at Arabia Mountain (PV)

Starr's Mill at Mundy's Mill (TO)

Stephens Co. at Madison Co.

Tattnall Square at Twiggs Co.

Thomson at Wayne Co.

Towns Co. at Commerce

Treutlen at Johnson Co.

Tri-Cities at Clarkston (HS)

Trion at Mount Paran Christian

Troup at Carrollton

Turner Co. at Atkinson Co.

Upson-Lee at Howard (ED)

Veterans at Mary Persons

Villa Rica at Hiram

Ware Co. at Statesboro

Warren Co. at Aquinas

Wheeler Co. at Emanuel Co. Institute

Wilkinson Co. at First Presbyterian

Winder-Barrow at Clarke Central

Windsor Forest at Liberty Co.

Woodland, Stock. at Stockbridge

Woodward Academy at Sandy Creek

 

Saturday's games

Grovetown at Northside, W.R.

Lithonia at Stone Mountain (HS)

McNair at Towers (AV)

Southeast Bulloch at Jenkins (SM)

Southwest at Kendrick (K)

Southwest DeKalb at Druid Hills (A)

Strong Rock at Mount Vernon

Westlake at Hughes

 

Stadium abbreviations:

(A) Adams; (AV) Avondale; (CM) Columbus Memorial; (ED) Ed DeFore Sports Complex; (G) Grady; (GC) Garden City; (HS) Hallford; (K) Kinnett; (L) Lakewood; (M) Mills; (ND) North DeKalb; (PV) Panthersville; (SC) Southern Crescent; (SH) Sharp; (SM) Savannah Memorial; (SS) Savannah State; (T) Tara; (TH) Thompson; (TO) Twelve Oaks