Tuesday, Oct. 5, 2021
GHSA vote sets multiplier at 3.0
The GHSA’s executive committee voted 56-15 to increase the out-of-zone enrollment multiplier to 3.0 from the current 2.0 on Monday, a move that could send private schools St. Pius and Woodward Academy and city schools Valdosta and Carrollton into the highest classification starting in 2022.
The impact won’t be known until fall enrollment numbers and out-of-zone statistics are received by the GHSA, probably later this month.
Using one example, St. Pius reported 1,101 students in 2019 with 1,090 living outside its designated attendance zone. With those 1,090 counting three times, St. Pius’ enrollment for classification purposes would be 3,281. The smallest current Class 7A school in 2019 was Tift County at 2,200.
GHSF Daily projected last month that a 3.0 multiplier could move St. Pius, Woodward, Valdosta and Carrollton into the highest class if the most recently known enrollment numbers and statistics held steady. The projections also put Cartersville, Rome, Blessed Trinity, Greater Atlanta Christian and Marist in 6A. That data also put Blessed Trinity as the 52nd largest school. Camden County comes in at 54th. Class 7A currently has 45 schools.
The multiplier is designed to mitigate what many believe are unfair competitive advantages held by schools that get disproportionate numbers of students from outside their designated attendance zones – in particular, private and city schools.
Appeals to class assignment are a certainty. During the 2019 reclassification, the GHSA approved 17 of 24 appeals, including those of St. Pius, Dacula, Richmond Hill, Rome and GAC. It’s uncertain how friendly the appeals committee will be in 2021.
The GHSA won’t apply the multiplier to Class A schools, which in the last reclassification were those with 550 students or fewer.
Walker’s 394 yards, 5 TDs lead Cook
Cook coach Jamie Rodgers says he’s never had a back have a game like that. Nor have many coaches.
Running back Jamarion Walker, a junior, rushed for 394 yards on 35 carries and scored five touchdowns in a 56-41 victory over Worth County in Region 1-2A last week.
“There are a couple things that separate him from others that I've had,” Rodgers said. “First, he is the most humble and gracious player that I have ever coached. Always positive no matter the circumstances. Second, his overall strength is so much higher than the running backs I have had. He's a 350-pound bench presser and a 515-pound squatter. He is very explosive in the lower body and packs a punch for 5-7, 190 pounds.”
Walker is GHSF Daily’s state Player of the Week. The award, sponsored by AstroTurf and Sports Turf, will be presented to Walker at his school this week.
Top five
*Cook RB Jamarion Walker rushed for 394 yards on 35 carries, caught two passes for 15 yards and scored five touchdowns in a 56-41 victory over Worth County.
*Darlington QB/FS Patrick Shelley rushed for 100 yards, passed for 88 yards, had five tackles, returned an interception 30 yards for a touchdown and recovered two fumbles, one returned 45 yards for a touchdown, in a 40-33 victory over Bremen.
*Hughes MLB Michael Watson had 10 of his team’s 47 solo tackles, one at the 1-yard line in the final seconds to preserve a 31-24 victory over Westlake.

*New Hampstead RB Samari Dowdy rushed for 340 yards and two touchdowns on 15 carries in a 46-38 victory over Windsor Forest.
*Northeast QB Travion Solomon was 17-of-27 passing for 209 yards and a touchdown and rushed for 164 yards and two touchdowns in a 27-23 victory over Washington County. Solomon converted a critical fourth-and-15 with a run in a comeback from a 23-6 fourth-quarter deficit.
Best of the rest
*ACE Charter RB Aaron Davis rushed for 144 yards and a touchdown on 24 carries in a 30-14 victory over Crawford County.
*Apalachee OLB Deven White had nine first hits, four assists, four tackles for losses and two QB hurries in a 23-21 loss to Greenbrier.
*Bainbridge RB/DB Zion Bouie rushed for 113 yards and a touchdown on 10 carries and intercepted a pass in a 17-7 victory over Cairo.
*Baldwin RB Micah Welch rushed for 240 yards and four touchdowns on 12 carries in a 48-6 victory over Rutland.
*Banneker RB/DB Jamill Williams had 152 yards from scrimmage on 10 touches and scored on a run, a reception and an interception return (45 yards) in a 25-0 victory over Drew.
*Benedictine WR Kameron Edge had seven receptions for 128 yards and two touchdowns in a 59-28 victory over Burke County.
*Brooks County RB Omari Arnold rushed for 214 yards and four touchdowns on eight carries and returned a punt 57 yards for a score in a 64-6 victory over Atkinson County.
*Calhoun WR/RET Cole Speer had 216 all-purpose yards, scoring on an 85-yard kickoff return and 70-yard punt return and catching two passes for 55 yards, in a 63-17 victory over Hiram.
*Calvary Day QB Jake Merklinger was 14-of-18 passing for 246 yards and five touchdowns in a 42-6 victory over Stratford Academy.
*Carrollton QB M.J. Morris was 16-of-24 passing for 300 yards and four touchdowns in a 40-13 victory over South Paulding.
*Carver of Atlanta DE Terrell Lightfoot Jr. had five tackles for losses, three sacks, seven other tackles, recovered a fumble and broke up a pass in a 36-20 victory over Westminster.
*Carver of Columbus RB Jaiden Credle rushed for 206 yards and four touchdowns, one a 94-yarder, in a 42-27 victory over LaGrange.
*Cedar Shoals LB Tyson Saylors had 10 solo tackles, two assists and two tackles for losses, forced a fumble that he returned for a touchdown and blocked a field-goal attempt in a 27-20 victory over Madison County.
*Cherokee Bluff LB/FB Brayden Nance had eight tackles, a fumble recovery and an interception and rushed for 36 yards and two touchdowns in a 37-7 victory over West Hall.
*Cherokee DB/WR Keegan Baker had four receptions for 100 yards and two touchdowns, seven tackles and two interceptions in a 51-20 victory over Woodstock.
*Christian Heritage RB/LB Eli Thomason scored on a 70-yard run and a 45-yard pass reception in a 41-0 victory over Lakeway Christian of Tennessee. Thomason also had eight tackles with two tackles for losses.
*Coahulla Creek RB Tyler Locklear rushed for 141 yads and two touchdowns on 19 carries in a 28-22 victory over Murray County.
*Commerce RB Jaiden Daniels rushed for 245 yards and three touchdowns in a 35-7 victory over Greene County.
*Creekview QB Mason Hicks was 12-of-13 passing for 205 yards and three touchdowns in a 31-7 victory over Sequoyah.
*Crisp County ATH Ahmad Brown rushed for 108 yards and three touchdowns on four carries, had 166 total yards and made three tackles in a 49-14 victory over Mary Persons.
*Douglas County DB Myles Oliver intercepted two passes, returned a kickoff 95 yards for a touchdown and rushed for 28 yards and a touchdown in a 36-20 victory over Paulding County.
*Fannin County QB/OLB Seth Reece rushed for 161 yards and two touchdowns on 29 carries, was 9-of-16 passing for 128 yards and a touchdown and had two tackles in a 40-14 victory over Pepperell.
*Fayette County RB/LB Brandon Moss rushed for 100 yards and two touchdowns on four carries and had four tackles and two assists in a 40-0 victory over North Clayton.
*Georgia Military QB Tyler Saunders was 15-of-25 passing for 173 yards and threw the game-winning 38-yard TD pass with 1:14 remaining in a 12-6 victory over Wilkinson County. Saunders also punted and kicked off.
*Greater Atlanta Christian WR/DB Will Hardy intercepted two passes, returning one for a touchdown, and forced two fumbles, recovering one for a touchdown, in 50-20 victory over Douglass. Hardy had seven tackles and more than 170 all-purpose yards.
*Haralson County QB Clay Hyatt rushed for 203 yards and two touchdowns and threw two TD passes in a 26-21 victory over Elbert County.
*Hart County RB J.L. Lackey rushed for 223 yards and three touchdowns in a 37-0 victory over Franklin County.
*Heritage of Ringgold QB Kaden Swope accounted for 183 yards of offense and five touchdowns in the first half, rushing for four scores and throwing for another, in a 57-28 victory over Ridgeland. He rushed for 125 yards on 11 carries and was 7-of-9 passing for 104 yards.
*Jackson County DL Zach Pitter had 16 tackles and four for losses in a 47-23 victory over Loganville.

*Jefferson QB/LB Sammy Brown, playing quarterback in place of injured Malaki Starks, rushed for 162 yards and three touchdowns on eight carries in a 63-0 victory over East Hall. Brown had seven tackles, two for losses, and forced a fumble.
*Johns Creek WR Josh Thompson had two TD receptions and a blocked punt, his sixth blocked kick of the season, in a 57-0 victory over Chattahoochee.
*Jones County RB Javious Bond scored four touchdowns – two rushing, one receiving, one returning – in a 56-0 victory over Locust Grove.
*Lanier County WR Kish Wright had nine receptions for 117 yards and a touchdown in a 56-28 loss to Irwin County.
*Lee County freshman RB Ousmane Kromah rushed for 313 yards and three touchdowns in a 68-49 victory over North Miami Beach, Fla.
*Lowndes LB W.C. Fulton had two sacks and two other tackles for losses in a 34-7 victory over Alcovy.
*McIntosh RB Marcus Malone Jr. rushed for 251 yards and three touchdowns on 20 carries in a 41-21 victory over Northside of Columbus.
*Mill Creek LB Jamal Anderson seven tackles, a sack, a tackle for a loss, a safety and two pass breakups in a 36-17 victory over North Gwinnett.
*Mount Paran Christian RB Sam Griffith rushed for 301 yards and two touchdowns on 36 carries in a 21-14 victory over King’s Ridge Christian.
*Mount Vernon QB Jack Cendoya was 16-of-23 passing for 289 yards and three touchdowns and rushed for 85 yards and three touchdowns on 17 carries in a 48-3 victory over Loganville Christian.
*Mundy’s Mill RB Jerric Gibson compiled 159 all-purpose yards, all in the first half, of a 33-3 victory over Tri-Cities. He scored three touchdowns rushing, one receiving.
*Murray County ATH Taylor Carrell rushed six times for 84 yards a touchdown, caught three passes for 96 yards, intercepted a pass and made five tackles in a 28-22 loss to Coahulla Creek.
*Norcross DT Sha’Kwan McKnight had six tackles and four hits behind the line in a 63-0 victory over Meadowcreek.
*North Forsyth QB Drew Aucoin passed for 170 yards and rushed for 30 in a 30-27 victory over West Forsyth.
*North Hall RB Kevin Rochester rushed for 286 yards and three touchdowns, and his QB hurry forced an interception that was returned for a touchdown in a 51-20 victory over White County.
*North Oconee sophomore QB Max Wilson was 18-of-18 passing for 217 yards and four touchdowns in a 48-20 victory over Chestatee.
*Rabun County LB Will Turpin had six solo tackles, four assists, two tackles for losses, a sack and a pass breakup in a 28-21 victory over Pierce County.
*Richmond Hill WR Ravon Grant had nine receptions for 143 yards and a touchdown in a 27-21 loss to Statesboro.
*Ridgeland WR Darrian Burks had five receptions for 201 yards and three touchdowns (69, 66 and 70 yards) in a 57-28 loss to Heritage of Ringgold.
*Ringgold DB Kyle White had nine solo tackles, four assists and an interception in a 24-19 victory over Adairsville.
*Riverwood QB Avery Smith was 23-of-33 passing for 360 yards and five touchdowns in a 44-15 victory over River Ridge. Smith also rushed for 53 yards.
*Rome QB Reece Fountain was 27-of-34 passing for 344 yards and a touchdown in a 49-6 victory over Dalton.
*South Effingham RB Cameron Edwards rushed for 184 yards on 33 carries and scored two touchdowns in a 56-21 loss to Brunswick.
*Southeast Bulloch QB Khristan Clark rushed for 113 yards and a touchdown on 18 carries and was 8-for-15 passing for 80 yards and a touchdown in a 28-20 loss to Liberty County.
*Spalding sophomore QB Curt Clark was 15-of-20 passing for 160 yards and rushed for 98 yards and a touchdown on 15 carries in a 31-26 victory over Perry.
*St. Pius DB Jack Tchienchou had 206 all-purpose yards, returned two kickoffs for touchdowns, broke up five passes and had a tackle in a 33-13 victory over Southwest DeKalb.
*Swainsboro LB Jerrod Steward had 10 tackles, 10 assists, a fumble recovery and a 44-yard interception return in a 50-0 victory over East Laurens.
*Tattnall County RB Matt Mobley had 153 yards from scrimmage and two touchdowns on 13 touches and returned a punt 50 yards in a 35-28 victory over Vidalia.
*Thomasville WR/DB Joe Williams had four receptions for 120 yards and two touchdowns, returned a kickoff 35 yards, made two tackles and blocked a punt in a 41-7 victory of Early County.
*Trinity Christian NT Cam Matthews had a team-leading 11 tackles and three QB hurries in a 34-3 victory over Eagle’s Landing Christian.
*Union County QB Logan Helcher was 18-of-22 passing for 234 yards and three touchdowns and rushed for 117 yards and four touchdowns in a 48-14 victory over Riverside Military.

*Upson-Lee RB De'Travious Mathis rushed for 124 yards and Tre Bloodser ran for 104 in a 35-14 victory over Sumter County.

 *Valdosta DE Eric Brantley had 10 tackles, six for losses, a sack, a QB hurry and a forced fumble in a 16-3 victory over Tift County.
*Walnut Grove WR Zack Ford had five receptions for 142 yards and two touchdowns, scored on a 57-yard reception and intercepted a pass in a 38-0 victory over Johnson of Gainesville.
*Warner Robins QB Christon Lane was 17-of-22 passing for 350 yards and four touchdowns in a 77-35 victory over Camden County.
*Wesleyan LB Byrne Ahrenkiel had 12 tackles, one for a loss, in a 23-2 victory over Athens Academy.
*Westside of Augusta RB Xzavier Green rushed for 296 yards and four touchdowns on 30 carries in a 40-13 victory over Josey.
*Wheeler County QB Jaquez Kincy passed for 225 yards and three touchdowns and rushed for 133 yards and two touchdowns in a 37-34 loss to Wilcox County.
*Wilcox County QB Abe Stowe was 19-of-36 passing for 232 yards and three touchdowns and threw a 5-yard TD pass with 1:38 left in a 37-34 victory over Wheeler County.
*Woodstock WR Brady Williams had seven receptions for 135 yards and a touchdown in a 51-20 loss to Cherokee.
*Woodward Academy RB Damari Alston rushed for 173 yards and two touchdowns on 21 carries in a 24-7 victory over Jonesboro.
Lines of distinction
*Chattooga’s offensive line of Gene Keith, Jacob Dawson, Chandler Laney, Bubba Bass and Dylan Dover facilitated 481 yards of offense, including 391 rushing on 40 carries, in a 47-21 victory over Gordon Central. LaShaun Lester rushed for 183 yards, putting him over 4,000 for his career. Nic Hester rushed for 160 yards.
*Creekside’s offensive line of Brandon Alexander, Jamari Head, Caleb Holmes, Brian Williams and Jamar Milfort was the catalyst behind 505 total yards – 386 rushing, 119 passing – in a 63-7 victory over Forest Park. Kamauri Davis rushed for 145 yards and three touchdowns.
*Fannin County’s offensive line of Dylan Collins, Rico Arrelanes, Taylor Collis, Jeremy Tammen and Logan Long with H-backs Cade Sands and Issac Davis helped the Rebels run up 487 yards of total offense and six touchdowns in a 40-14 victory over Pepperell. Seth Reece ran for 161 of Fannin’s 359 rushing yards.
*Newnan’s offensive line of Jaylon Revell, Deon Arnold, Will Walker, Levi Herndon and Pichon Wimbley paved the way for 422 rushing yards and 168 passing yards in the 42-17 victory over North Paulding. Nick Owens rushed for 181 yards. James Paige rushed for 148 and passed for 168.
*Oconee County’s offensive line of Jaquette Lester, Frank Hailey, Jason Berko, Thomas Waters and Marquise Lester with tight ends Jake Johnson and Landon Kuykendal opened holes for 424 total yards with no sacks in a 35-7 victory over East Jackson. C.J. Jones rushed for 171 yards and four touchdowns.
*South Forsyth's offensive line of Mason Cooper, James Watson, Brennan Hudson, Kristian Dawson and Nathan Efobi created space for 365 rushing yards and five touchdowns and 31 pancakes in a 45-31 victory over Lithia Springs. South also had 129 passing yards.
*Swainsboro’s offensive line of Tra'lyvion Harris, Dakota Blount, Kason Palmer, Shannon Ricks, Da'Rius Phillips and Ryan Gilmore opened holes for 324 rushing yards on 34 carries in a 50-0 victory over East Laurens.

*Washington-Wilkes’ offensive line of Levi Brock, Kynijal Williams, Chris Wilson, Jacyle Hines and Trevonta Grey cleared paths to 377 rushing yards in a 40-6 victory over Social Circle. Dalen Cobb rushed for 187 yards. Ja’Marquez Tyson rushed for 183.
The Otter’s Chicken Offensive Line of the Week is Spalding’s unit of left tackle Davion Foster, left guard Ty Smith, center Jackson Peurifoy, right guard Cam Middlebrooks and right tackle Ben Griffin. They paved the way for 440 yards of offense – 280 rushing, 160 passing – and allowed no sacks in a 31-26 victory over Class 4A’s third-ranked Perry, which was allowing only 8.5 points per game, second fewest in Class 4A. The victory was Spalding’s first in history against a top-five opponent.
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Region favorites
With five weeks left in the region season, these are the region favorites with their chances of getting the No. 1 seed, according to the Maxwell Ratings. The closest race is projected to be in Region 6-7A, where South Forsyth is the team to beat but with only a 33% chance to win the title, according to Maxwell.
Class 7A
66% - Colquitt County
85% - East Coweta
66% - North Cobb
49% - Brookwood
45% - Milton
33% - South Forsyth
63% - Archer
75% - Collins Hill

Class 6A
73% - Lee County
79% - Brunswick
72% - Evans
86% - Hughes
64% - Rome
81% - Kennesaw Mountain
46% - Johns Creek
98% - Buford

Class 5A
82% - Warner Robins
79% - Whitewater
62% - Creekside
65% - Jones County
53% - St. Pius
60% - New Manchester
66% - Cartersville
98% - Clarke Central

Class 4A
47% - Dougherty
94% - Carver (Columbus)
97% - Benedictine
61% - Spalding
77% - Riverdale
87% - Marist
98% - Cedartown
96% - Jefferson

Class 3A
77% - Appling County
61% - Peach County
49% - Liberty County
49% - Thomson
60% - Cedar Grove
69% - Rockmart
62% - Cherokee Bluff
65% - Oconee County

Class 2A
56% - Thomasville
54% - Swainsboro
61% - Northeast
79% - Putnam County
54% - Callaway
52% - Columbia
67% - Fannin County
98% - Rabun County

Class A Private
44% - Tattnall Square
81% - Eagle's Landing Christian
95% - Calvary Day
95% - Trinity Christian
63% - Wesleyan
93% - Fellowship Christian
76% - Darlington
92% - Prince Avenue Christian

Class A Public
82% - Pelham
90% - Irwin County
93% - Metter
81% - Wilcox County
46% - Macon County
90% - Bowdon
71% - Warren County
69% - Washington-Wilkes
Wednesday’s game
Marist at Hapeville Charter (B)
Thursday's games
Bradwell Institute at Tattnall Co.
Hardaway at Kendrick (K)
Lanier at Central Gwinnett
McNair at Columbia (AV)
North Clayton at Duluth
Rutland at Spalding (GM)
Screven Co. at Savannah Christian
Shaw at Troup (C)
Towers at South Atlanta (L)
Westlake at Morrow (T)
The ACC’s running back and receiver of the week are former Georgia high school players. Clemson RB Kobe Pace rushed for 125 yards in a win over Boston College, and North Carolina WR Josh Downs had 168 receiving yards in a victory over Duke. What were their Georgia high schools? (Answer Wednesday)
Answer to Monday’s question: The four NFL starting quarterbacks from Georgia in this past week’s games were Cartersville’s Trevor Lawrence of the Jaguars, Harrison’s Justin Fields of the Bears, Greater Atlanta Christian’s Davis Mills of the Texans and Collins Hill’s Taylor Heinicke of the Washington Football Team.

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Today’s interviewee is Spalding coach Carl Kearney, whose team defeated third-ranked Perry 31-26 last week in a Class 4A game. Kearney had been the receivers coach at Griffin, his alma mater, when hired by Spalding in 2020. He inherited a 1-9 team and finished 1-9 that first season, but Spalding is now 5-1, matching its victory total of the previous three seasons combined. Kearney is a former standout wide receiver at Georgia Southern.
Carl Kearney, Spalding head coach
1. What did that win mean to the team? “It makes our kids believe in the program. We went into a very tough environment on the road against some talented football players who’d been flying around and beating the heck of out a lot of teams. We started out slow, but once we made some adjustments and settled down, we found a way to come back and win. When you come into a situation like I’m in now at Spalding, they’re not used to winning. We have to be able to compete, and competing has to be consistent night in, night out. That’s what I wanted our kids to understand.”
2. What did you do against Perry that gave you the edge? “We made the plays that mattered. We were able to move the ball when we needed to and stopped them when we need to stop them. When you’re in the place where you need to be, sometimes the football gods will reward you. They were driving down to take the lead on the game-ending drive. I can’t remember if it was third or fourth down, but they were about to punch it in, and our guys got the ball out. Our outside linebacker Senquavious Alsobrooks and our strong safety J’Torre Talley forced a fumble. We recovered at the 1.”
3. You’ve gone from 1-9 to 5-1. What’s happened? “There were things we weren’t allowed to do last season being in the middle of a pandemic. We couldn’t have seven-on-sevens or padded camps. We were fortunate enough to have those prior to this season. Having those reps and being able to compete every single chance we got allowed us to get so much better over the summer. I’m also blessed to have a coaching staff that believes in me. We’ve been asking players to do things they’re not used to doing or some things they’d never heard of doing. The kids bought in 100%. It started in the weight room. We had to get kids to understand we’re going to lift weights no matter what. We’re going to lift, and we’re going to get physical. My objective is to be physically stronger than the other team. We challenged them on the football field to be conditioned. We want to be one of the most conditioned teams in the state.”
4. What attracted you to the Spalding job? “It was time for me to grow as a coach. I hadn’t had that opportunity just yet to be a head coach, and when it presented itself, I prayed about it with my mom, my dad and my pastor. I felt it was time. The beauty of the situation I’m in now is that even though I’m not at my alma mater [crosstown rival Griffin] I’m at a place I’m used to being at. I’m still in the same town that I grew up in. Getting that opportunity here, I thought this would be a great job to be a head coach.”
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Note: All scores are courtesy of the Georgia High School Football Historians Association, the Atlanta Journal-Constitution and other media outlets. If a score is not accurate, it was reported incorrectly.

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Stadium key: GL - Glynn County; MT - McConnell-Talbert; T - Tara; TO - Twelve Oaks
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New sports fiction book geared toward teen athlete readers
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