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Wednesday, October 29, 2014

POY Watch Presented By Rising Seniors Foundation

Imatorbhebhe leaps into contention

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Josh Imatorbhebhe was a basketball player through middle school, but North Gwinnett's coaches were able to persuade him to play football as a ninth-grader. After a couple of seasons on the JV team, the 6-foot-3, 200-pounder has become one of the state's top wide receivers.

 

Imatorbhebhe had five TD receptions in his last game, a 71-24 victory over Duluth.

 

"His speed is really good, and his vertical jump is off the charts," North Gwinnett coach Bob Sphire said. "His ball skills have improved steadily over time through hard work, and his route running and understanding of the little nuances of the position are starting to fall into place. He still has a lot of upside and room for improvement, but once he gets the ball out in space he has been able to convert some simple plays into explosive plays."

 

Imatorbhebhe is one of five new or returning players in this week's Player of the Year Watch. The others are David Curry of Buford, Quarte Sapp of Milton, Trenton Thompson of Westover and Russell Halimon of Allatoona.

 

1. QB/DB A.J. Gray, Washington County: Gray rushed for 103 yards and two touchdowns on nine carries and was 4-of-8 passing for 61 yards and two touchdowns in a 73-6 victory over Josey. For the season, Gray has rushed for 937 yards and 17 touchdowns on 97 carries (9.6 ypc) and is 55-of-90 passing for 1,092 yards and 13 touchdowns with five interceptions. He has returned three interceptions for touchdowns. Gray has not played in the second half of three of the past four games. Washington County (8-0) is ranked No. 1 in Class AAA. Gray is committed to Georgia Tech.

 

2. RB Shannon Brooks, Pickens: Brooks rushed for 121 yards and two touchdowns on 14 carries in a 23-0 victory over Heritage of Ringgold. For the season, Brooks leads the state with 1,850 rushing yards and 28 touchdowns on 157 carries (11.8 ypc) in Pickens' 7-1 start. Brooks also has eight receptions for 164 yards and a touchdown, and he's 2-for-2 passing for 108 yards and two touchdowns. Brooks is committed to Minnesota.

 

3. RB Sihiem King, Colquitt County: King's team did not play last week. For the season, 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 and is in the top five of three national polls. King has more than 10 scholarship offers, including those from Georgia Tech, Georgia State and Georgia Southern.

 

Up arrow4. RB/DB Ruben Garnett, Aquinas: Garnett rushed for 130 yards and two touchdowns on 16 carries in a 43-14 victory over Warren County. He also had two receptions for 57 yards and forced a fumble on defense. For the season, Garnett has rushed for 1,353 yards and 20 touchdowns on 163 carries (8.3 ypc) and has three TD receptions. He has made 25 tackles, intercepted a pass and forced two fumbles. Garnett has rushed for at least 125 yards and a touchdown in every game. Aquinas (8-0) is ranked No. 1 in Class A. Duke reportedly leads to sign Garnett among 15 Division I offers.

 

Up arrow5. WR Josh Imatorbhebhe, North Gwinnett: Imatorbhebhe caught five TD passes on six receptions for 206 yards in a 71-24 victory over Duluth. For the season, he has 53 catches for 964 yards and 14 touchdowns. Imatorbhebhe is rated the No. 25 junior prospect in Georgia by 247Sports. He has 14 reported scholarship offers. North Gwinnett is 6-2 and ranked No. 7. A 4.0 student, Imatorbhebhe is believed to favor Michigan and Vanderbilt.

 

Up arrow6. DL/OL Trenton Thompson, Westover: Thompson had nine tackles, five for losses, a sack and a forced fumble in a 27-8 victory over Dougherty. Thompson graded out at 90 percent playing offensive guard. For the season, Thompson has 62 tackles, 24 for losses, four sacks, two forced fumbles and an interception. He has started on offense and defense the past three games. Thompson, an AJC Super 11 pick, is the consensus No. 2 recruit in the nation. He is committed to Georgia.

 

Up arrow7. LB Quarte Sapp, Milton: Sapp had nine tackles, one for a loss, and a QB hurry and broke up two passes in a 30-13 victory over Woodstock. For the season, Sapp has 83 tackles, 50 solo, 10 tackles for losses, two sacks, five interceptions, a fumble recovery, a safety and a defensive touchdown. Sapp is rated the consensus No. 23 outside-linebacker prospect nationally. His reported leader is Tennessee.

 

Up arrow8. CB/PR David Curry, Buford: Curry had three tackles, broke up a pass and returned a punt 45 yards for a touchdown in a 58-3 victory over North Oconee. For the season, Curry has 36 tackles, two for losses, three passes broken up, an interception and two defensive touchdowns. Regarded by some as Buford's best all-around player, Curry is the highest-rated defender on a team that is allowing 6.5 points per game (only 1.1 in the first half). Buford is 8-0 and ranked No. 1 in Class AAAA. Curry is committed to Virginia.

 

9. QB Anforne Stroud, Griffin: Stroud was 13-of-24 passing for 188 yards and four touchdowns in a 47-7 victory over Pike County. For the season, Stroud is 101-of-173 passing for 1,826 yards and 19 touchdowns with two interceptions. He has rushed for over 400 yards and four touchdowns. Griffin is 8-0 and ranked No. 2 in Class AAAA. Stroud, who started in Griffin's secondary last season, has no reported scholarship offers.

 

Up arrow10. Russell Halimon, Allatoona: Halimon rushed for 184 yards and three touchdowns on 25 carries in a 48-20 victory over Paulding County. For the season, Halimon has rushed for 1,593 yards and 18 touchdowns on 237 carries (6.7 ypc). Allatoona (9-0) is ranked No. 4 in Class AAAAA. Halimon is the classification's leading rusher. A 5-foot-9 junior, Halimon 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).

 

The AJC rankings were published before Monday's completion of the Mays-vs.-Carver (Atlanta) game, which Mays won 35-14. They will reflect the outcome of that game next week.

 

Class AAAAAA

AJC

GS

GPB

SA

Max

MP

Total

1. Colquitt County (8-0)

1

1

1

1

1

1

60

2. Dacula (8-0)

2

2

2

2

2

3

53

3. Grayson (8-1)

3

4

4

5

5

5

40

4. Valdosta (7-1)

5

3

5

3

8

8

34

5. McEachern (6-2)

8

5

8

4

4

6

31

6. Milton (7-1)

6

6

3

6

9

7

29

7. Lee County (6-1)

4

8

6

7

3

10

28

8. North Gwinnett (6-2)

7

7

9

8

6

4

25

9. Lowndes (6-2)

 

 

 

 

7

2

13

10. Peachtree Ridge (6-2)

9

10

10

9

10

 

7

11T. Westlake (7-1)

 

9

 

10

 

9

5

11T. Tucker (6-2)

10

 

7

 

 

 

5

Class AAAAA

AJC

GS

GPB

SA

Max

MP

Total

1. Ware County (8-0)

1

1

1

1

2

1

59

2. Allatoona (9-0)

4

2

3.5

3

1

2

50.5

3. Coffee (7-1)

2

4

3.5

2

7

4

43.5

4. Kell (8-0)

3

3

2

4

 

 

32

5. Northside, W. Robins (7-1)

9

5

6.5

5

6

3

31.5

6. Lanier (8-0)

5

6

5

6

 

 

22

7. Creekside (7-2)

7

7

8

9

9

5

21

8. Stephenson (6-2)

8

 

6.5

 

 

7

11.5

9. South Paulding (7-1)

 

 

 

 

3

9

10

10. Mays (6-2)

 

10.5

 

10

8

6

9.5

11T. Dalton (8-1)

 

9

 

 

4

 

9

11T. Harris County (6-2)

10

8

9

8

 

 

9

13. Houston County (7-1)

 

10.5

 

7

10

8

8.5

14T. Carver, Atlanta (6-2)

6

 

10

 

 

 

6

14T. Alexander (7-1)

 

 

 

 

5

 

6

16. Stockbridge (6-2)

 

 

 

 

 

10

1

Class AAAA

AJC

GS

GPB

SA

Max

MP

Total

1. Buford (8-0)

1

1

1

1

1

1

60

2T. Griffin (8-0)

2

2

2

2

5

6

47

2T. Woodward Acad. (7-1)

3

3

5

3

2

3

47

4. Sandy Creek (7-1)

6

5

3

4

4

4

40

5. Cartersville (7-1)

4

4

4

8

3

5

38

6. Marist (8-1)

5

6

6

6

6

2

35

7. Mary Persons (7-1)

8

7

8

5

7

9

22

8. St. Pius (6-2)

7

8

7

9

8

8

19

9. Thomas Co. Central (6-2)

9

9

9

7

10

 

11

10. Cairo (6-2)

10

10

10

10

9

7

10

11. North Oconee (5-3)

 

 

 

 

 

10

1

Class AAA

AJC

GS

GPB

SA

Max

MP

Total

1. Washington County (8-0)

1

1

1

1

1

1

60

2. Calhoun (8-0)

2

2

2

2

3

3

52

3. Blessed Trinity (8-0)

3

3

3

3

2

2

50

4. Jefferson (8-0)

4

4

4

5

4

4

41

5. Peach County (9-0)

5

5

5

4

5

7

35

6. Westside, Macon (8-0)

6

7

6

9

6

5

27

7T. Central, Carrollton (8-0)

8

6

8

6

9

9

20

7T. Westminster (7-1)

7

9

9

8

7

6

20

9. Hart County (8-0)

9

8

7

7

8

8

19

10. Adairsville (7-1)

10

 

10.5

 

10

 

2.5

11. Cook (7-2)

 

10

 

10

 

 

2

12. Cedar Grove (7-1)

 

 

 

 

 

10

1

13. Dodge County (7-1)

 

 

10.5

 

 

 

0.5

Class AA

AJC

GS

GPB

SA

Max

MP

Total

1. Greater Atl. Christian (8-0)

1

1

1

1

2

1

59

2. Vidalia (8-0)

2

2

2

2

1

2

55

3. Lovett (7-1)

3

3

3

3

4

4

46

4T. Fitzgerald (7-1)

6

5

4

6

3

3

39

4T. Benedictine (6-2)

4

4

5

4

5

5

39

6. Thomasville (5-3)

5

9

8.5

5

6

6

26.5

7. Lamar County (5-1-1)

7

6

6

7

9

10

21

8. Screven County (8-0)

9

7

7

10

 

9

13

9. Brooks County (6-3)

 

10

 

8

7

7

12

10. Darlington (7-1)

8

8

8.5

9

 

 

10.5

11. Macon County (6-2)

10

 

10

 

8

8

8

12. Bowdon (6-2)

 

 

 

 

10

 

1

Class A

AJC

GS

GPB

SA

Max

MP

Total

1. Marion County (8-0)

2

2

2

2

1

2

55

2. Aquinas (8-0)

1

1

1

1

7

5

50

3. Mt. Paran Christian (8-0)

3

3

3

3

4

3

47

4. Irwin County (6-1-1)

6

5

8

5

2

1

39

5T. Hawkinsville (8-1)

5

7

6

6

3

4

35

5T. Calvary Day (8-0)

4

4

4

4

8

7

35

7. Charlton County (7-1)

8

9

7

8

5

6

23

8. Tattnall Square (8-0)

7

6

5

9

9

10

20

9. Savannah Christian (7-1)

9

8

9

7

 

 

11

10. Pacelli (6-2)

 

 

 

10

6

9

8

11. ECI (7-1)

 

10

10

 

 

8

5

12. Clinch County (5-3)

10

 

 

 

10

 

2

REGION STANDINGS: Class AAAA

Region 1-AAAA

Division A

Team

Reg.

All

Last week

This week*

Thomas Co. Central

3-1

6-2

d. Crisp Co. 38-0

at Worth Co.

Cairo

2-1

6-2

l. to Monroe 21-14

vs. Albany

Monroe

2-1

5-3

d. Cairo 21-14

at Crisp Co.

Crisp County

1-2

2-6

l. to Thomas Central 38-0

vs. Monroe

Albany

0-3

0-7

Did not play

at Cairo

Division B

Team

Reg.

All

Last week

This week*

Worth County

4-0

5-2

d. Amer.-Sumter 43-12

vs. Thomas Co. Central

Bainbridge

2-1

5-3

Did not play

at Westover (M)

Westover

2-1

4-4

d. Dougherty 27-8

vs. Bainbridge (M)

Dougherty

0-3

2-5

l. to Westover 27-8

at Americus-Sumter

Americus-Sumter

0-3

2-6

l. to Worth Co. 43-12

vs. Dougherty

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

 

Region 2-AAAA

Team

Reg.

All

Last week

This week

Mary Persons

4-0

7-1

d. Veterans 31-0

at Baldwin

Baldwin

3-1

5-3

d. Perry 17-3

vs. Mary Persons

West Laurens

3-1

5-3

Did not play

vs. Perry

Upson-Lee

3-2

6-2

d. Howard 28-20

at Osborne

Howard

1-3

3-4-1

l. to Upson-Lee 28-20

at Veterans

Veterans

1-3

1-7

l. to Mary Persons 31-0

vs. Howard

Perry

0-5

1-8

l. to Baldwin 17-3

at West Laurens

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

 

Region 3-AAAA

Team

Reg.

All

Last week

This week

Wayne County

3-0

4-5

d. Thomson 34-6

at Burke Co.

Burke County

2-0

5-3

Did not play

vs. Wayne Co.

Thomson

1-1

3-5

l. to Wayne Co. 34-6

vs. Windsor Forest

Liberty County

1-3

3-6

d. Windsor Forest 47-0

Does not play

Windsor Forest

0-3

0-8

l. to Liberty Co. 47-0

at Thomson

New Hampstead

 

1-8

l. to Butler 35-6

Does not play

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

3-1

6-2

d. Henry Co. 37-30

at Hampton

Eastside

3-1

5-3

d. Hampton 47-14

vs. Wal. Grove (Sat., SH)

Eagle's Landing

2-2

6-2

d. Walnut Grove 21-13

vs. Henry Co.

Walnut Grove

2-2

5-3

l. to Eagle's Land. 21-13

at Eastside (Sat., SH)

Henry County

2-2

4-4

l. to Locust Grove 37-30

at Eagle's Landing

Hampton

0-4

0-7

l. to Eastside 47-14

vs. Locust Grove

Division B

Team

Reg.

All

Last week

This week

Griffin

4-0

8-0

d. Pike Co. 57-7

vs. Riverdale (GM)

Spalding

3-1

5-3

d. Riverdale 47-20

at Mt. Zion (Thu., TO)

Jonesboro

2-2

3-5

d. Mt. Zion, Jones. 45-0

vs. Pike Co. (Thu., T)

Riverdale

1-3

3-5

l. to Spalding 47-20

at Griffin (GM)

Mt. Zion (Jonesboro)

1-3

1-7

l. to Jonesboro 45-0

vs. Spalding (Thu., TO)

Pike County

1-3

1-7

l. to Griffin 57-7

at Jonesboro (Thu., T)

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

 Region 5-AAAA

Team

Reg.

All

Last week

This week

Woodward Academy

3-0

7-1

d. Sandy Creek 28-7

vs. Whitewater

Sandy Creek

2-1

7-1

l. to Woodward Acd. 28-7

at Carrollton

Carrollton

2-1

4-4

d. Troup 35-22

vs. Sandy Creek

Whitewater

1-2

5-3

d. Fayette Co. 30-0

at Woodward Academy

Fayette County

1-2

3-5

l. to Whitewater 30-0

at Troup (C)

Troup

0-3

3-5

l. to Carrollton 35-22

vs. Fayette Co. (C)

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

 

Region 6-AAAA

Team

Reg.

All

Last week

This week

St. Pius

6-0

6-2

d. Arabia Mountain 70-38

vs. Stone Mountain

Marist

6-1

8-1

d. Columbia 41-0

Does not play

Columbia

4-2

5-3

l. to Marist 41-0

vs. Chamblee (AV)

Grady

3-3

4-4

d. Chamblee 41-14

vs. Arabia Mountain (G)

Arabia Mountain

3-3

3-5

l. to St. Pius 70-38

at Grady (G)

Lithonia

3-4

5-4

d. Stone Mountain 55-6

vs. Redan (ND)

Redan

2-4

2-6

Did not play

at Lithonia (ND)

Chamblee

1-5

1-7

l. to Grady 41-14

at Columbia (AV)

Stone Mountain

0-6

0-8

l. to Lithonia 55-6

at St. Pius

Cross Keys

 

1-4

l. to Osborne 41-6

Does not play

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

 

Region 7-AAAA

Team

Reg.

All

Last week

This week

Cartersville

5-0

7-1

d. SE Whitfield 48-0

at LaFayette

Gilmer

4-1

7-1

d. LaFayette 62-27

at Pickens

Pickens

4-1

7-1

d. Heritage, Ring. 23-0

vs. Gilmer

Southeast Whitfield

2-3

5-3

l. to Cartersville 48-0

vs. Ridgeland

Heritage (Ringgold)

2-3

4-4

l. to Pickens 23-0

at Northwest Whitfield

Northwest Whitfield

2-3

4-4

d. Ridgeland 41-30

vs. Heritage, Ringgold

Ridgeland

1-4

3-5

l. to NW Whitfield 41-30

at Southeast Whitfield

LaFayette

0-5

2-6

l. to Gilmer 62-27

vs. Cartersville

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

 

Region 8-AAAA

Team

Reg.

All

Last week

This week

Buford

5-0

8-0

d. North Oconee 58-3

vs. Madison Co.

Stephens County

5-0

7-1

d. Madison Co. 31-10

vs. North Oconee

North Oconee

4-1

5-3

l. to Buford 58-3

at Stephens Co.

Madison County

3-2

5-3

l. to Stephens Co. 31-10

at Buford

White County

2-3

4-4

d. Chestatee 50-28

at Monroe Area

North Hall

1-4

1-7

d. Monroe Area 38-35

at Chestatee

Chestatee

0-5

1-7

l. to White Co. 50-28

vs. North Hall

Monroe Area

0-5

0-8

l. to North Hall 38-35

vs. White Co.

Johnson (Gaines.)

 

2-6

Did not play

vs. Franklin Co.

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: AV - Avondale; C - Callaway; G - Grady; GM - Griffin Memorial; M - Mills; ND - North DeKalb; SH - Sharp; T - Tara; TO - Twelve Oaks

 

 

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Region title streaks

Three of the longest streaks of winning region championships are likely to come to an end this season. Camden County, a region champion each season from 2001 to 2013, is already out of contention this year in Region 1-AAAAAA. Losses last week by Carver of Columbus (2007-13) and Sandy Creek (2008-13) put those teams in dire straits, as well. Here are schools that have won five consecutive GHSA region titles. Note that Calhoun can move into second place all alone this season.

 

17 - Lincoln Co. (1982-1998)

13 - Calhoun (2001-2013)

13 - Camden Co. (2001-2013)

10 - Carrollton (1959-1968)

10 - Palmetto (1980-1989)

10 - War. Robins (1988-1997)

8 - Buford (2001-2008)

8 - Greenville (1979-1986)

7 - Buford (1978-1984)

7 - Carver-Col. (2007-2013)

7 - Charlton Co. (1994-2000)

7 - Gainesville (1966-1972)

7 - Lincoln County (2003-2009)

7 - Valdosta (1986-1992)

6 - Adairsville (1968-1973)

6 - Carrollton (1970-1975)

6 - Decatur (1948-1953)

6 - Landmark Chr. (2002-2007)

6 - Lincoln County (1974-1979)

6 - Marist (1987-1992)

6 - Monticello (1962-1967)

6 - Rome (2001-2006)

6 - Sandy Creek (2008-2013)

5 - Clarke Central (1982-1986)

5 - Dalton (1975-1979)

5 - Hart County (1997-2001)

5 - LaGrange (2000-2004)

5 - Lovett (1992-1996)

5 - Marist (1996-2000)

5 - McEachern (1989-1993)

5 - McEachern (1995-1999)

5 - Rossville (1958-1962)

5 - Shaw (1999-2003)

5 - SW DeKalb (1986-1990)

5 - Thomasville (1955-1959)

5 - Westminster (1960-1964)

 

Sources: GHSFHA and Loren Maxwell

Trivia

Woodward Academy has its highest ranking in an AJC poll since 1985, when the team was No. 1 for several weeks in a 12-1 season. Who was Woodward Academy's coach in 1985? (Answer Thursday)

 

Answer to Tuesday's question: The teams from Cobb County that have finished 10-0 since 2000 are Allatoona (2011), Kell (2013, 2010), Harrison (2002), Hillgrove (2011), Lassiter (2009, 2012), McEachern (2009), Walton (2011,2003), Marietta (2004), North Cobb (2007), Pebblebrook (2000) and Walker (2012).

Four Questions Presented By Mizuno  
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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.

 

John Bowen, Hephzibah

1. Who is/was the most influential person in your coaching career? "These are actually two basketball guys. The first is Duke Madsen at Riverside Military Academy. He taught me about organization and attention to detail. The other is the legendary Graham Woodell. He taught me about keeping things as simple as possible." [Woodell won more than 700 games as a head coach, primarily at Cave Spring High in Floyd County, where he won a state title in 1967. He coached at Riverside in the 1990s before retiring.]

 

2. Who is the best Georgia player you ever faced? "There are so many great ones and almost too many to list. I'm going to go with a sleeper here, the Blasingames. I believe it was Omar and Vince and maybe a third one, Alrenzo, from Crawford County in the mid-1990s. Man, they were tough, and that whole team was fast and had a heck of a run with coach Tony Byram." [Crawford County reached the Class A semifinals in the Georgia Dome in 1996 and 1997.]

 

3. What is the best team you ever faced as a coach? "Probably Washington County this week!"

 

4. If you were Gary Phillips, the new head of the GHSA, what would be the first rule that you would try to change? "This is two parts and deals with spring/preaseason. A. Allow for a true spring game versus other schools. I think this would put excitement back in spring football as well as possibly serving as a fundraiser for some schools. B. Allow for intersquad practices like the GISA does and the NFL. These could replace one of the preseason scrimmages. So much can be done with these without it turning into essentially an 11th or 12th game before the playoffs even begin."

 

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