Thursday, Oct. 7, 2021
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Calhoun at Blessed Trinity
When, where: 8 p.m. Friday, Blessed Trinity Stadium, Roswell
Records, rankings: Calhoun is 5-1 overall, 1-0 in Region 7-5A and No. 7; Blessed Trinity is 4-2, 1-0 and No. 9.
Last meeting: Blessed Trinity won 35-21 in 2020.
Watch the game: On television on WPCH Peachtree TV (Atlanta) and online at NFHS Network.
Things to know: The winner would be a leading contender, along with No. 2 Cartersville, for the region title, which Blessed Trinity won last year. In the 2020 game between these two, Blessed Trinity’s Justice Haynes rushed for 331 yards and five touchdowns, the final two scores in the fourth quarter to break open what had been a 21-21 game. Now the consensus No. 4 RB recruit nationally among juniors, Haynes has rushed for 843 yards in just four games this season. Blessed Trinity gets almost 75% of its total offense rushing, but QB J.C. French (44-of-77 passing, 481 yards) is a Division I prospect, too. Calhoun is more balanced. Christian Lewis is 83-of-118 passing for 1,349 yards and 15 touchdowns with only one interception. Gage Leonard has rushed for 520 yards. Cole Speer, an all-state receiver committed to Georgia, has 12 receptions for 353 yards and five touchdowns despite being limited by a hand injury early in the season.
 
Cedar Grove at Lowndes
 
When, where: 8 p.m. Friday, Martin Stadium, Valdosta
Records, rankings: Cedar Grove is 4-1 and No. 1 in Class 3A; Lowndes is 4-2 and No. 7 in 7A.
Last meeting: This is the teams’ first meeting.
Things to know: Cedar Grove is unafraid of Class 7A opponents. The Saints beat Milton 14-7 last season, though the win was overturned by forfeit because of ineligible players. Lowndes hasn’t lost to a school more than one class below it since 1987, when Camden County was in Class 2A. Cedar Grove is rich with major Division I recruits. RB Rashod Dubinion, an Arkansas commit, has rushed for 627 yards and 10 touchdowns. Also committed are WR Janiran Bonner (Georgia Tech), LB Carlton Madden (Georgia), CB Kayin Lee (Georgia) and DL Joshua White (Memphis). DL Christen Miller is a four-star recruit. Junior DL Adonijah Green, who has 10 offers, leads the team in tackles and sacks. Lowndes scores 34.3 points per game by averaging nearly identical yardage numbers rushing and passing. Jacurri Brown, committed to Miami, has thrown for 916 yards and rushed for 409. Lowndes has lost to Walton in overtime and to Lee County by three points. The Vikings allowed 139 points over their first four games but only seven in the past two.
 
Crisp County at Peach County
 
When, where: 8 p.m. Friday, Trojan Field at Anderson Stadium, Fort Valley
Records, rankings: Crisp County is 3-3 overall, 3-0 in Region 2-3A and unranked; Peach County is 3-2, 3-0 and No. 6.
Last meeting: Peach County won 14-13 in 2020.
Watch the game: Online at NFHS Network.
Things to know: These are the only Region 2-3A teams without a region loss. Crisp and Peach are 55-0 in region games since 2016 when not facing each other. They became region rivals last year for the first time since 2009. Peach is 6-0 against Crisp since 1996. In the 2020 game, Crisp scored two touchdowns in the fourth quarter to get within 14-13 but threw incomplete under heavy rush on the two-point try in the final two minutes. Crisp suffered heavy graduation losses and is rebuilding a bit under first-year coach Miguel Patrick, formerly of Cedar Grove. One building block is four-year starter Marquise Palmer, who has rushed for 3,559 yards and 41 touchdowns in his career. Peach started 0-2 with losses to Phenix City, Ala., and Northside of Warner Robins but has won three games easily since then. Christian Martin has thrown seven TD passes the past two games. LaDaria Leggett had three TD receptions last week against Pike County.
 
Dougherty at Bainbridge
 
When, where: 7:30 p.m. Friday, Centennial Field, Bainbridge
Records, rankings: Dougherty is 5-0 overall, 1-0 in Region 1-4A and No. 8; Bainbridge is 2-3, 1-0 and unranked.
Last meeting: Bainbridge won 56-7 in 2020.
Watch the game: Online at NFHS Network.
Things to know: These are two of the three Region 1 teams in the top 15 of the Maxwell Ratings’ Class 4A rankings (Thomas County Central is the other). All three won their region openers last week, and one is likely to emerge as the region champion. Dougherty, which was 0-5 in a COVID-shortened 2020 season, has five wins for the first time since 2008 and is 5-0 for the first time since 1993. The Trojans won a state championship in 1998 but have won just one region title since (2005). They get about two-thirds of their offense from a running game led by sophomore QB Kameron Davis and junior RB Jacob Stallworth. Both have rushed for more than 400 yards in five games. Bainbridge’s 2-3 start is largely attributable to a rugged schedule that led to losses against state powers Coffee, Thomasville and Ware County. Players to watch for the Bearcats are Zion Bouie and Deyon Bouie, who make an impact on offense, defense and special teams. Deyon Bouie is a four-star ATH prospect who originally committed to Georgia but now appears headed to Texas A&M.
Haralson County at Callaway
 
When, where: 7:30 p.m. Friday, Callaway Stadium, LaGrange
Records, rankings: Haralson County is 5-1 overall, 0-0 in Region 5-2A and unranked; Callaway is 4-1, 0-0 and No. 5.
Last meeting: Haralson County won 36-29 in 2020.
Watch the game: Online at NFHS Network.
Things to know: This 5-2A opener matches the two highest-ranked teams from the region, according to the Maxwell Ratings. Callaway bounced back from its loss to Haralson County last year and won the region for its eighth title in 13 years and went on to claim the first state championship in school history. Haralson County, which finished in a three-way tie for second place but was the No. 4 seed in the playoffs, has never won a region championship. Haralson QB Clay Hyatt rushed for 178 yards and three touchdowns on 30 carries in last year’s game. He’s back, and he is averaging 146 yards per game rushing for a team that runs the ball about 92% of the time. The Rebels are allowing just 12.2 points per game with two shutouts. Callaway has played only one game since Sept. 9, and that game was a 24-8 loss to Thomas County Central two weeks ago that ended the Cavaliers’ 11-game winning streak. The Cavaliers are led on offense by sophomore QB Deshun Coleman and RB Amarion Truitt. DB Cam Smith was a preseason all-state selection.
 
Oconee County at Hart County
 
When, where: 7:30 p.m. Friday, Pete Herndon Stadium, Hartwell
Records, rankings: Oconee County is 6-0 overall, 1-0 in Region 8-3A and No. 2; Hart County is 6-0, 1-0 and No. 9.
Last meeting: Oconee County won 30-7 in 2020.
Things to know: These are two of three 6-0, 1-0, teams in Region 8-3A. The other is eighth-ranked Monroe Area. Hart County has rebounded from its 3-6 finish of 2020 with its first 6-0 start since 2014. The Bulldogs have scored no fewer than 37 points in any game and average 50.0. J.L. Lackey rushed for 225 yards against Franklin County last week, putting him at 1,048 for the season in just five games, as one of Hart’s victories is by forfeit. Oconee County is more of a passing team. Jacob Wright has thrown for 932 yards and 13 touchdowns. Darius Johnson (17-366-5) and Jake Johnson (21-290-4) are the top receivers. Oconee County is the third-best Class 3A team at preventing points when considering strength of schedule, according to the Maxwell Ratings. Hart County had beaten Oconee County 15 consecutive times until 2020, though that was their first meeting since 2015.
 
Pebblebrook at East Coweta
 
When, where: 7:30 p.m. Friday, Garland Shoemake Memorial Stadium, Sharpsburg
Records, rankings: Pebblebrook is 5-0-1 overall, 0-0 in Region 2-7A and unranked; East Coweta is 5-1, 0-0 and No. 10.
Last meeting: East Coweta won 39-14 in 2020.
Things to know: Pebblebrook and East Coweta, playing their 2-7A opener, are the top two teams in the region, according to the Maxwell Ratings, and the winner will emerge as the favorite to win the title. East Coweta was the champion in 2020, its first region title since 2001. Pebblebrook’s last region title came in 2006. Pebblebrook gets two-thirds of its yardage from a passing game led by Qamar Grant, who is 70-of-132 for 1,162 yards and 15 touchdowns. Versatile players Craig Adams Jr., Briyar Powers and Dwight Phillips Jr. have combined for more than 1,500 all-purpose yards. The Falcons rank No. 2 among Class 7A teams in scoring with 39.4 points per game. East Coweta is more balanced offensively, averaging 136.5 yards per game passing and 117.2 rushing. Daniel Shoch is 66-of-106 passing for 804 yards and four TDs, and Trey Bowles has rushed for 323 yards and five TDs. The Indians were allowing just 7.4 points per game, with three shutouts, until a 34-0 loss to Collins Hill two weeks ago pushed the average up to 11.8.
Prince Avenue at Athens Academy
 
When, where: 7:30 p.m. Friday, Slaughter Field, Athens
Records, rankings: Prince Avenue Christian is 5-1 overall, 0-0 in Region 8-A Private and No. 3; Athens Academy is 4-2, 0-0 and No. 8.
Last meeting: Prince Avenue Christian won 41-7 in 2020.
Watch the game: Online at NFHS Network.
Things to know: These Athens area rivals, playing their 8-A Private opener, have dominated their region for more than a decade. One or the other has won the past 11 region titles (Prince Avenue six, Athens Academy five), and the winner this week is likely to extend that streak. Prince Avenue won handily last year and went on to claim its first state title behind state player of the year Brock Vandagriff, now at Georgia. Sophomore Aaron Philo has taken over at quarterback, and the Wolverines haven’t missed a beat. Philo is 122-of-182 passing for a state-best 1,904 yards and 21 touchdowns. His top targets are Ethan Christian (20 catches, 582 yards, eight TDs) and Bailey Stockton (35-551-7), who combine for almost 200 yards receiving per game. Athens Academy, which was held to its lowest point total in five years in a 23-2 loss to Wesleyan last week, prefers the running game. Tre Hawkins rushed for a school-record 245 yards and four TDs in a 70-35 victory over Providence Christian on Sept. 10. QB Sam Bush isn’t asked to throw a lot but adds another running threat.
 
Ware County at Coffee
 
When, where: 7:30 p.m. Friday, Jardine Stadium, Douglas
Records, rankings: Ware County is 4-1 overall, 0-0 in Region 1-5A and No. 6; Coffee is 6-0, 0-0 and No. 4.
Last meeting: Ware County won 24-14 in 2020.
Things to know: The winner of this Region 1-5A opener will be the top challenger to top-ranked Warner Robins for the region title. Ware County has won a region championship nine times in the past 18 years and finished second behind Warner Robins last season. The Gators are led by preseason all-state QB Thomas Castellanos, a three-star ATH prospect committed to Central Florida. Castellanos was the leading passer in 5A with 1,300 yards before the Gators had last week off, and is second on the team in rushing with 405 yards, trailing only Cartevious Norton with 708. Like Ware County, Coffee is balanced offensively. QB Justin Swords averages 154.6 yards passing, and Antwain McDuffie (270 yards) and Maurice Turner (213) lead a running game that averages 169 yards per game. Turner also is the team’s leading receiver with 21 catches for 309 yards and four touchdowns. LB Anthony Gaskin was a preseason all-state pick. Ware County is No. 3 in Class 5A in points scored (45.8 per game), and Coffee is No. 2 in fewest points allowed (7.6).
 
Washington County at Perry
 
When, where: 7:30 p.m. Friday, Herb St. John Stadium, Perry
Records, rankings: Washington County is 3-1 and No. 10 in Class 2A; Perry is 4-1 and No. 10 in 4A.
Last meeting: Perry won 28-27 in 2005.
Things to know: Both teams are coming off heartbreaking defeats. Perry lost to No. 9 Spalding 31-26 after reaching the Spalding 1-yard line in the final two minutes but failing to score. Washington County lost to No. 6 Northeast 27-23 after leading 23-6 with 7:23 left. Washington County averages 33.5 points per game, seventh best in Class 2A, and will come at defenses with the run. Djay Braswell has rushed for 430 yards in four games. DL Darris Smith (committed to Georgia) and OL Faletha Carswell (Miami) are highly recruited, although DL Colton Smith (seven tackles for losses, six sacks) might be the team’s MVP. Perry has allowed 13.0 points per game, eighth-best in Class 4A. Perry gets 76% of its total yards passing. Armar Gordon has completed 68.8% of his passes for 1,321 yards and 13 touchdowns with only one interception. Perry also has a blue-chip recruit, WR/TE Daequan Wright (Virginia Tech).
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On TV
Friday
*Dawson County at Gilmer, 7:30 p.m., ETC TV 3 (Ellijay)
*Effingham County at Richmond Hill, 7:30 p.m., WSAV-TV (Savannah)
*Hephzibah at Richmond Acad., 7:30 p.m., WJBF MeTV 6.2 (Augusta)
*LaFayette at Ringgold, WFLI-TV (Chattanooga)
*Roswell at Cherokee, 7:30 p.m., GPB
*Calhoun at Blessed Trinity, 8 p.m., WPCH Peachtree TV (Atlanta)
 
On the Web
NFHS Network
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Today’s interviewee is Riverwood coach Robert Edwards, whose team defeated then-No. 4 River Ridge 44-15 last week in a Region 7-6A game. It was Riverwood’s first victory over a top-five opponent since 1983 (Marist). River Ridge is the reigning region champion, and Riverwood won a title the season before. Edwards, a former Washington County, Georgia and NFL running back, is 28-10 in his four seasons at Riverwood.
 
Robert Edwards, Riverwood head coach
1. What did last week’s victory mean to your team, and was it your biggest win at Riverwood? “The win against River Ridge meant a lot to the program because it shows that the program is continuing to move in the right direction. The win is in the top five, but the season of 2019, when we went undefeated to win Riverwood's first-ever region title in football, was a landmark season for the school.”
 
2. What did your team do well that made the difference in the game? “The same as we have done all season – played selfless football and took advantage of each individual's opportunity to make a play when it was their turn.”
 
3. You and your brother, Terrence, are both coaching and mentoring young football players, but in different ways. You're a high school coach, of course, and he's a private coach. What are the pros and cons of those professional routes? “Actually, we are both high school coaches. He's at Pace Academy as their offensive coordinator [GHSF Daily failed to remember that. Terrence Edwards also is owner of the TE Wide Receiver Academy, which has developed several top college players.] I think we both just love the game of football. The game has given so much to us, it's only right we respect that and give back the best we can. My opportunities have been here on the high school level, so I will always give everything I have in the moment that I am in. I approached my career as an athlete that way, so I will continue to do the same as a coach.”
 
4. Why do you think the Edwards brothers have chosen this profession? What were the influences in your lives that led you both into this profession? “There were many influences, starting with our parents. They taught us how to respect the game and the game will give back to you in many ways. We were mentored by a collaboration of coaches, from many different sports on different levels, that you cannot cheat the game and expect to reap success. The biggest thing I have learned from being an athlete and now as a coach is that relationships matter, and what you believe, a lot of times, determines what you can overcome, no matter the odds.”
 
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Points allowed
Here are the top 10 teams in points allowed per game, by classification:
 
Class 7A
5.3 - Collins Hill
8.8 - Denmark
11.8 - Mill Creek
11.8 - East Coweta
12.8 - Pebblebrook
12.9 - Tift County
13.8 - North Forsyth
14.0 - Norcross
14.7 - South Gwinnett
15.6 - Newton
Class 6A
7.0 - Creekview
7.5 - Effingham County
8.0 - Cambridge
8.5 - Hughes
9.0 - Buford
10.3 - Kennesaw Mountain
11.8 - Lovejoy
13.0 - Brunswick
13.2 - Riverwood
14.6 - Statesboro
Class 5A
6.8 - Decatur
7.6 - Coffee
9.5 - Woodward Academy
9.7 - Creekside
12.2 - Dutchtown
13.2 - St. Pius
13.2 - Cartersville
15.2 - Eastside
15.3 - Starr's Mill
15.3 - Blessed Trinity
Class 4A
7.0 - Riverdale
8.0 - Jefferson
8.2 - Cedartown
8.6 - Stephenson
10.4 - Miller Grove
12.3 - Luella
12.7 - Arabia Mountain
13.0 - Perry
13.7 - Carver (Columbus)
13.8 - Marist
Class 3A
5.4 - Thomson
6.8 - Cherokee Bluff
7.0 - Appling County
8.2 - Monroe Area
9.2 - Cedar Grove
9.8 - Southeast Bulloch
10.2 - Pierce County
10.3 - Ringgold
12.2 - LaFayette
13.0 - Oconee County
Class 2A
5.2 - Jeff Davis
8.0 - Putnam County
10.5 - Westside (Augusta)
11.8 - Swainsboro
12.2 - Haralson County
12.8 - Fitzgerald
13.0 - Fannin County
13.0 - Jefferson County
13.0 - Dodge County
13.4 - Northeast
Class A Private
4.0 - Pacelli
7.0 - Tattnall Square
7.8 - Trinity Christian
10.7 - Wesleyan
11.5 - Prince Avenue Christian
11.7 - Whitefield Academy
11.7 - Calvary Day
14.8 - Darlington
15.0 - Mount de Sales
15.2 - First Presbyterian
Class A Public
2.8 - Macon County
3.3 - Georgia Military
3.6 - Chattahoochee County
6.6 - Schley County
6.8 - Terrell County
10.2 - Metter
10.2 - Trion
11.4 - Manchester
12.3 - Johnson County
12.5 - Warren County
Wednesday's game
Marist 28, Hapeville Charter 20
Trinity Christian, a former member of the Georgia Independent School Association, joined the GHSA in 2018 and is ranked No. 1 in Class A Private this season. What was the first team to win a state title after joining the GHSA from the GISA? (Answer Friday)
 
Answer to Wednesday’s question: Devonte Wyatt of Georgia played at Towers. Len’Neth Whitehead of Tennessee played at Athens Academy. They are among the SEC’s players of the week.
 
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Here is this week’s schedule with projected margins of victory, courtesy of the Maxwell Ratings. The projected winner is on the left. The projected margin of victory is on the right. The Maxwell computer ratings take into account each team’s historical and current season performance. The projected margins additionally consider actual scoring patterns and so may not match the projected margins when using the ratings alone. Games involving out-of-state teams are not included because of lack of data, but they are listed below.
 
Wednesday’s game
Marist vs. Hapeville Charter -34
 
Today’s games
Columbia vs. McNair -49
Duluth vs. North Clayton -35
Hardaway vs. Kendrick -33
Lanier at Central Gwinnett -12
Savannah Christian vs. Screven Co. -32
Shiloh vs. Winder-Barrow -5
South Atlanta vs. Towers -38
Tattnall Co. vs. Bradwell Institute -35
Troup vs. Shaw -29
Westlake vs. Morrow -47
 
Friday’s games
ACE Charter at Hancock Central -11
Adairsville at Coahulla Creek -7
Alexander at Dalton -10
Alpharetta vs. Woodstock -20
Appling Co. at Long Co. -46
Aquinas at Jenkins Co. -6
Armuchee vs. B.E.S.T. Academy -18
Athens Christian at George Walton -18
Baldwin at West Laurens -12
Benedictine vs. Jenkins -49
Bleckley Co. at Lamar Co. -13
Bowdon vs. North Cobb Christian -10
Brooks Co. at Lanier Co. -29
Brunswick at Statesboro -20
Burke Co. vs. Harlem -17
Cairo at Monroe -8
Calhoun at Blessed Trinity -15
Callaway vs. Haralson Co. -7
Cambridge vs. Sequoyah -21
Carrollton at Paulding Co. -40
Cartersville at Hiram -43
Cass vs. Woodland, Cartersville -35
Cedartown vs. Northwest Whitfield -33
Central, Carroll vs. Heritage, Ringgold -4
Chattooga at Coosa -21
Cherokee Christian at St. Francis -1
Chestatee vs. East Hall -29
Christian Heritage vs. Walker -34
Clarke Central vs. Walnut Grove -28
Clinch Co. at Turner Co. -7
Coffee vs. Ware Co. -3
Colquitt Co. vs. Alcovy -42
Commerce at Towns Co. -13
Cook at Berrien -11
Creekview at River Ridge -18
Dacula at Habersham Central -18
Dade Co. vs. Model -7
Darlington at Mount Paran Christian -20
Dawson Co. at Gilmer -15
Deerfield-Windsor at Strong Rock -15
Denmark vs. Lambert -7
Dodge Co. at Jasper Co. -43
Dooly Co. vs. Hawkinsville -30
Dougherty at Bainbridge -7
Douglas Co. at South Paulding -13
Dutchtown at Stockbridge -20
East Coweta vs. Pebblebrook -20
East Forsyth vs. Druid Hills -29
Eastside vs. Loganville -10
Effingham Co. at Richmond Hill -14
Fellowship Christian vs. Clarkston -47
Fitzgerald vs. Early Co. -35
Georgia Military vs. Crawford Co. -28
Glynn Academy vs. South Effingham -10
Griffin vs. Northside, Columbus -24
Hampton vs. Mount Zion, Jonesboro -35
Harris Co. at Northgate -8
Heard Co. at Temple -28
Hephzibah at Richmond Academy -3
Holy Innocents’ at Providence Christ. -23
Howard vs. Westside, Macon -6
Hughes vs. North Atlanta -36
Irwin Co. at Atkinson Co. -27
Islands vs. Groves -39
Jackson vs. Sumter Co. -27
Jackson Co. at Johnson, Gainesville -42
Jeff Davis vs. Vidalia -20
Jefferson at Cedar Shoals -35
Jefferson Co. vs. Oglethorpe Co. -34
John Hancock Acad. at Glascock Co. -5
Jones Co. at Ola -14
Jonesboro vs. Forest Park -31
Kell vs. Osborne -32
Kennesaw Mountain at South Cobb -40
King's Ridge vs. Lakeview Academy -27
Lakeside, Evans at Heritage, Conyers -26
Lincoln Co. at Social Circle -14
Lithia Springs vs. Jackson, Atlanta -23
Lovejoy vs. Tucker -28
Lovett vs. KIPP Atlanta Collegiate -41
Lowndes vs. Cedar Grove -3
Macon Co. at Schley Co. -1
Manchester at Greenville -10
Marietta at North Paulding -13
Mary Persons at Pike Co. -8
Mays vs. Arabia Mountain 0
McDonough vs. Fayette Co. -3
McEachern vs. Campbell -18
Milton at Etowah -30
Mitchell Co. at Terrell Co. -14
Monroe Area vs. East Jackson -40
Montgomery Co. at Johnson Co. -10
Mount Vernon at Hebron Christian -13
Mount Zion, Carroll vs. Gordon Lee -12
Mundy's Mill vs. Drew -1
New Hampstead vs. Beach -40
North Cobb vs. Harrison -22
North Forsyth vs. Forsyth Central -34
North Hall at Lumpkin Co. -31
North Murray vs. Southeast Whitfield -42
North Oconee vs. Flowery Branch -1
Northeast vs. Southwest -41
Northside, Warner Robins vs. Luella -27
Oconee Co. at Hart Co. -9
Peach Co. vs. Crisp Co. -6
Pelham at Miller Co. -24
Pepperell vs. Gordon Central -37
Perry vs. Washington Co. -7
Pickens at Ridgeland -20
Pierce Co. vs. Brantley Co. -36
Pinecrest Acad. at Harvester Christ. -12
Pope vs. Wheeler -30
Prince Avenue Christ. at Athens Acad. -20
Putnam Co. vs. Glenn Hills -42
Rabun Co. vs. Riverside Military -55
Ringgold vs. LaFayette -34
Rockmart at Lakeview-Ft. Oglethorpe -43
Rome at East Paulding -37
Roswell at Cherokee -8
Seminole Co. vs. Randolph-Clay 0
Sonoraville vs. Murray Co. -38
Southeast Bulloch vs. Savannah -35
Spencer vs. Columbus -1
Sprayberry at Lassiter -9
St. Pius vs. Lithonia -28
Stephens Co. vs. Franklin Co. -30
Stephenson vs. Miller Grove -27
Stone Mountain at Northview -18
Stratford Academy at Mount de Sales -9
Tattnall Square vs. First Presbyterian -6
Taylor Co. vs. Central, Talbotton -21
Thomas Co. Central vs. Westover -25
Thomasville vs. Worth Co. -28
Thomson at Cross Creek -36
Toombs Co. at Bacon Co. -33
Trinity Christian vs. Whitefield Acad. -35
Union Co. vs. Banks Co. 0
Union Grove vs. Eagle's Landing -12
Upson-Lee vs. Central, Macon -18
Veterans at Wayne Co. -12
Villa Rica vs. North Springs -36
Walton at Hillgrove -35
Washington-Wilkes vs. Greene Co. -41
West Forsyth at South Forsyth -1
Westside, Augusta at Butler -35
Wheeler Co. vs. Treutlen -14
White Co. at West Hall -7
Whitewater at McIntosh -28
Wilcox Co. at Dublin -7
Wilkinson Co. at Twiggs Co. -9
Windsor Forest vs. Liberty Co. -2
Woodland, Stock. vs. Locust Grove -31
 
Saturday’s games
Southwest DeKalb vs. M.L. King -20
Washington vs. Therrell -12
 
Other games
Baconton at Barbour Co., Ala.
Brentwood Academy, Tenn. at ELCA
Pataula Charter at Sneads, Fla.
Westside, Fla. at Valdosta
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.

All games are on Fridays unless noted. All game schedules are subject to change.
Stadium key: AV - Avondale; C - Callaway; GC - Garden City; IH - Islands High School; L - Lakewood; TJ - Thompson
Greater Georgia Basketball Officials enrolling new members
Greater Georgia Basketball Officials, one of the leading GHSA officials organizations, assigns officials to more than 25 high schools in the state. Our group is comprised of dedicated and professional men and women looking to give back to the game of basketball. If you are interested in joining Greater Georgia (GGBO), please contact Mike Oglesby via email by clicking here or by mail at Greater Georgia Basketball Officials, 3770 Cliff Crest Drive, S.E., Smyrna, GA 30080.
 
New sports fiction book geared toward teen athlete readers
Mike Tierney, a former longtime sports editor and writer for the Atlanta Journal-Constitution, has drawn from his experiences as a basketball coach in the Decatur school system to write the sports teen fiction book "Perfect To A Fault" about a high school player who goes through an entire season without missing a shot. Mike now coaches at Notre Dame High in the Los Angeles area, where he briefly worked with Ziaire Williams, the No. 10 pick in the NBA draft. Order the book by clicking here.

GPSA helps students grow in athletics, education and life skills
Georgia Storm Prep Academy, named for owner and head coach Storm Johnson (a former UCF standout and NFL running back), is a pre- and post-graduate football program. The program includes a complete academic program with NCAA approved classes, athletic training and competitions against other Prep programs and JUCOs to gain additional exposure. We will provide the best opportunity for student-athletes to grow and mature within athletics, education, and life skills while in attendance. For information, call 678-346-8144 or contact us via email by clicking here.
 
Fundraise from anywhere with Double Good virtual app
The Double Good virtual app provides an excellent way to stay focused on your team while providing the funds you need to participate at the highest level. Our platform is 100% contactless, and our popcorn ships directly to your supporters. You could have results like these football programs which profited: Eastside - $26,000; East Coweta - $27,000; Milton - $25,000; Westlake - $39,000; and Woodstock - $24,000. For more information or to get started, contact Westlake head coach Robert May via email by clicking here.
 
Let’s build your financial game plan
At Thrivent, we believe everyone deserves a financial plan. But money can seem complicated and life gets busy, especially during football season. I know this first-hand, as a financial advisor who is also blessed to coach high school football in this state. Whether it’s investment guidance, budgeting, life insurance, debt management or retirement planning, I can help. Please reach out with any questions or needs. Have a great season! Contact Andrew Frerking by phone at 404-772-0909, via email by clicking here, or on the web at www.thrivent.com
 
'Nobles Strong' out in paperback
Jon Nelson followed the story of the Irwin County Indians' 2019 season for GPB Sports and the chronicling of the eventual Single-A Champs is now in book form. Head Coach Buddy Nobles was given a cancer diagnosis before the season started. An entire community - on the field and off - united with the Nobles family and the Indians for a season no one touched by the story would ever forget. Order the book by clicking here.

Pace Academy seeking JV game on Oct. 14
Pace Academy JV football is looking for an opponent on Oct. 14 for a two-quarter game. Will travel. If interested, contact coach Chris Slade at 404-561-2556.
 
Recruiting Fair at Metro Atlanta College on Nov. 30
The 2021 Fall Metro Atlanta College Football Recruiting Fair will be held at Atlanta Metropolitan State College on Tuesday, Nov. 30 (8 a.m-3 p.m.) and Wednesday, Dec. 1 (8 a.m.-noon). FCS, D2, D3, NAIA, JUCOs and Prep Schools from across the country will be there looking for football prospects from the classes of 2022, 2023, 2024 and 2025. High school coaches can register by clicking here.
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Georgia High School Football Daily is a free e-mail newsletter produced and owned by Todd Holcomb and Chip Saye. Holcomb is a former lead high school football writer for the Atlanta Journal-Constitution and co-founder of the Georgia High School Football Historians Association. Saye is a 35-year veteran of the newspaper industry who has covered high school sports for the Atlanta Journal-Constitution, Athens Banner-Herald, Anderson (S.C.) Independent-Mail and Gwinnett Daily News.