Monday, Aug. 22, 2022
Nominations needed for Top Performances
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Class 7A
1. (1) Buford (1-0)
Last week: Beat Thompson, Ala. 38-7. Buford allowed only 155 total yards to Alabama’s three-time defending Class 7A champion. Justice Haynes rushed for 92 yards on 17 carries and returned a kickoff 97 yards for a score. Dylan Wittke was 10-of-15 passing for 125 yards. Next: Friday vs. Mallard Creek, N.C. (1-0)
2. (2) Grayson (1-0)
Last week: Beat Marietta 32-12. Grayson held Marietta to minus-21 yards rushing. LB Jalen Smith had nine solo tackles, and he and LB Gabe Buck combined for three tackles for 42 yards in losses. Joe Taylor rushed for 110 yards and a touchdown, and Jeff Davis was 13-of-19 passing for 157 yards. Next: Friday vs. Eagle's Landing (0-1)
3. (3) Colquitt County (1-0)
Last week: Beat Deerfield Beach, Fla. 37-0. Charlie Pace rushed for 185 yards and two touchdowns in the debut of head coach Sean Calhoun. Next: Friday vs. Stockbridge (1-0)
4. (4) North Cobb (1-0)
Last week: Beat Westlake 21-17. Trailing 17-14 midway in the fourth quarter, North Cobb went 79 yards on 10 plays with David Mbadinga scoring on a 38-yard run with 3:28 left. Westlake drove to North Cobb’s 6-yard line after a long kickoff return and North Cobb penalties, but a planned spike was ruled a fumble, and time ran out. North Cobb QB Malachi Singleton rushed for 110 yards on 16 carries and was 13-of-25 passing for 92 yards. Ben Hall rushed for 94 yards. Next: Sept. 2 vs. Buford (1-0)
5. (5) Mill Creek (1-0)
Last week: Beat Walton 44-41. Hayden Clark threw a 21-yard TD pass to Makhail Wood with 19 seconds left for the game-winner at the end of a five-play drive that began at midfield. Clark was 20-of-40 passing for 279 yards. Wood had eight receptions for 171 yards. Caleb Downs had 151 all-purpose yards, one on a 35-yard interception return that set up a 3-yard TD drive. Jacob Ulrich made field goals of 35, 56 and 24 yards and had seven touchbacks. Next: Friday at Norcross (0-1)
6. (6) Collins Hill (1-0)
Last week: Beat Life Christian, Va. Va. 20-0. Mikey Sheehan, taking over for Missouri freshman Sam Horn, was 14-of-20 passing for 144 yards and rushed for 59 yards on seven carries in a game stopped in the third quarter because of lightning. Braylon Carstarphen blocked two punts, one for a safety. Next: Sept. 2 vs. Brookwood (1-0)
7. (7) Brookwood (1-0)
Last week: Beat Norcross 28-24. Dylan Lonergan threw a 24-yard TD pass to Lee Niles with 10:15 left for the game-winner. Bryce Dopson scored on a 99-yard kickoff return midway in the second quarter after Brookwood got down 14-0 and scored again on a 35-yard pass from Lonergan on the final play of the first half for a 17-14 lead. Lonergan was 12-of-22 passing for 186 yards and two touchdowns and rushed for 78 yards and a touchdown. Joseph Leslie had two tackles for losses and a forced fumble. Next: Friday vs. Walton (0-1)
8. (9) Walton (0-1)
Last week: Lost to Mill Creek 44-41. Walton gave up the lead with 19 seconds left. Makari Bodiford rushed for 140 yards and two touchdowns. Jeremy Hecklinski was 20-of-33 passing for 425 yards and four touchdowns. Cameron Lloyd had six receptions for 196 yards and two touchdowns. Next: Friday at Brookwood (1-0)
9. (NR) Carrollton (1-0)
Last week: Beat Gadsden City, Ala. 69-7. Julien “Ju Ju” Lewis, a freshman with offers from Alabama and Georgia, was 18-of-27 passing for 286 yards and five touchdowns in his high school debut. Four of the TD passes went to Jordan White, who had five receptions for 63 yards. Bryce Hicks had 178 yards from scrimmage (135 rushing, 42 receiving). Kelvin Hill had two tackles for losses and an interception. Next: Friday at South Paulding (1-0)
10. (NR) Westlake (0-1)
Last week: Lost to North Cobb 21-17. Westlake got inside North Cobb’s 10-yard line in the final seconds but had no timeouts, and a play designed to spike the ball was ruled the final play. Jai’den Thomas rushed for 146 yards. Georgia Power 100 QB R.J. Johnson was 6-of-11 passing for 95 yards. Next: Friday vs. Crisp County (1-0)
Out: No. 8 Lowndes, No. 10 Milton
Class 6A
1. (1) Hughes (1-0)
Last week: Beat Spartanburg, S.C. 47-16. Prentiss “Air” Noland was 13-of-16 passing for 193 yard and four touchdowns, two to sophomore Jovanni McGee. Jaden Barnes had a 62-yard TD reception. Next: Friday at McEachern (0-1)
2. (2) Lee County (1-0)
Last week: Beat Warner Robins 26-10. RB Ousmane Kromah rushed for 216 yards on 20 carries, and J.D. Fugerson had five receptions for 110 yards and threw a TD pass. DB Kason Hooks had eight tackles and an interception. Lee outgained Warner Robins 395-233 and broke Warner Robins’ 30-game winning streak at McConnell-Talbert Stadium. The streak dated to 2018. Next: Friday vs. Hapeville Charter (0-1)
3. (3) Rome (1-0)
Last week: Beat Creekside 16-6. Javarius McDearmont scored on a 2-yard run with 10:43 left to give Rome its final 16-6 lead, and the Wolves won despite only 127 yards of total offense. DL Tyson Brown had three tackles for nine yards in losses, two QB hurries and a forced fumble. DL Stephiylan Green had an 11-yard sack for a safety. Reece Fountain was 13-of-19 passing for 113 yards. Next: Friday vs. Lithonia (0-1)
4. (4) Roswell (1-0)
Last week: Beat Denmark 35-10. NyKahi Davenport rushed for 144 yards and a touchdown on 14 carries. K.J. Smith was 8-of-16 passing for 154 yards and two touchdowns. Roswell dominated after Denmark lost its starting quarterback to injury in the first half. Next: Friday vs. Centennial (1-0)
5. (5) Woodward Academy (1-0)
Last week: Beat Trinity Christian 37-19. Jalen Woods was 15-of-21 passing for 294 yards and two touchdowns. Myles Graham rushed for 135 yards and two touchdowns. Top receivers were Ben Grice (seven catches, 159 yards, one touchdown) and Josiah Abdulla (3-109-1). Sam Reece intercepted two passes, one for a touchdown. Next: Friday vs. McCallie, Tenn. (1-0)
6. (10) Blessed Trinity (1-0)
Last week: Beat Calhoun 36-25. Kieran Davis rushed for 112 yards and a touchdown on 23 carries, and Cole Weaver had four receptions for 84 yards and two touchdowns. Blessed Trinity had only 22 other total yards but had three interceptions, two by all-state LB Mavrick Torrico, one that he returned for a touchdown and a 14-0 first-quarter lead. Next: Friday vs. Eagle's Landing Christian (1-0)
7. (NR) Gainesville (1-0)
Last week: Beat Marist 34-23. Gainesville took a 27-7 first-half lead and scored the clinching touchdown on Naim Cheeks’ 3-yard run with 2:05 left for the final margin. Cheeks rushed for 120 yards. Baxter Wright was 16-of-18 passing for 250 yards. He was 14-for-14 for 249 in the first half. The victory was Gainesville’s first on the road against a top-10 team since 2017 (Winder-Barrow). Gainesville is ranked for the first time since 2015. Next: Friday vs. Mountain View (1-0)
8. (6) Marist (0-1)
Last week: Lost to Gainesville 34-23. QB D.J. Mazzone scored on a 71-yard run to get Marist within 27-23 with 9:05 left, but Marist got no closer despite holding Gainesville to minus-7 total yards in the second half. Luke Harpring had two sacks and two other tackles for losses. Next: Saturday at Pike Road, Ala. (0-1)
9. (8) South Paulding (1-0)
Last week: Beat Harrison 28-20. After his team stopped a two-point conversion attempt at the 1-yard line, Jamarion Wilcox scored on an 86-yard run for a 28-20 lead with 1:20 left. Harrison then drove to the South Paulding 7-yard line but threw incomplete on fourth down. Wilcox rushed for 236 yards on 26 carries. Kasen Weisman was 12-of-16 passing for 176 yards. Wilcox and Weisman are Georgia Power 100 players from preseason. Next: Friday vs. Carrollton (1-0)
10. (9) Douglas County (1-0)
Last week: Beat Lithia Springs 52-13. Sire Hardaway was 24-of-26 passing for 305 yards and four touchdowns. James Johnson, a sophomore with seven Division I offers, had five receptions for 115 yards and two touchdowns. Douglas County intercepted four passes. Next: Saturday vs. Mays (1-0)
Out: No. 7 Northside-Warner Robins
Class 5A
1. (3) Cartersville (1-0)
Last week: Beat Cherokee 35-0. Paul Gamble was 14-of-19 passing and threw TD passes to three receivers. Malachi Jeffries scored the other two touchdowns. Next: Friday vs. Jonesboro (1-0)
2. (1) Warner Robins (0-1)
Last week: Lost to Lee County 26-10. Warner Robins trailed 13-0 after the first quarter and was held to less than 100 yards rushing for the first time since 2020. Warner Robins rushed for at least 140 yards in every game last season. Next: Sept. 2 vs. Northside-Warner Robins (0-1)
3. (5) Jones County (1-0)
Last week: Beat Northside-Warner Robins 27-21. Zion Ragins had 98 yards from scrimmage on 16 touches and scored three touchdowns. Jones County ran out the final 4:22 after Northside got within 27-21. Next: Friday at Dacula (0-1)
4. (9) Coffee (1-0)
Last week: Beat Tift County 55-7. Billy Simpson returned the second-half kickoff 90 yards for a touchdown and a 27-0 lead, and Tift disintegrated from there. Antwain McDuffie rushed for 80 yards and two touchdowns on 14 carries. Maurice Hansley was 6-of-7 passing for 87 yards and a touchdown. Sophomore Morgan Cupris had 11 solo tackles. Next: Friday at Bainbridge (0-1)
5. (2) Creekside (0-1)
Last week: Lost to Rome 16-6. Creekside led Rome in total yards 218-127 and first downs 18-9 but suffered two turnovers in Rome territory. Creekside also had a bad snap to the punter that set up a 20-yard Rome TD drive. Roderick McCrary rushed for 105 yards on 22 carries and had four tackles. LB Khary Morrow intercepted a pass and had two sacks for 16 lost yards. Next: Sept. 3 vs. Dutch Fork, S.C. (1-0)
6. (7) Ware County (0-0)
Last week: Game with Appling County canceled because of weather. Next: Friday vs. Richmond Hill (1-0)
7. (4) Calhoun (0-1)
Last week: Lost to Blessed Trinity 36-25. Calhoun passed for 202 yards and three touchdowns but was intercepted three times, one for a touchdown, and held to 77 rushing yards. Caden Williams had 127 yards (90 rushing) from scrimmage on 25 touches. Next: Friday at Gardendale, Ala. (1-0)
8. (8) Clarke Central (1-0)
Last week: Beat Cedar Shoals 40-0. QB Lucian Anderson rushed for 99 yards and three touchdowns and was 7-of-12 passing for 86 yards. Clarke has won 14 of the past 15 meetings between these Athens rivals. Next: Friday at Oconee County (0-1)
9. (10) Cambridge (1-0)
Last week: Beat Creekview 28-0. Christian Isibor (18-139-2) and QB Preston Clemmer (10-108-0) each rushed for more than 100 yards, and Cambridge held Creekview to eight first downs. Creekview has been shut out only twice in the past 48 games, both by Cambridge, including 7-0 in 2021. Next: Friday at Denmark (0-1) 
10. (NR) Kell (1-0)
Last week: Beat Cherokee Bluff 38-23. Bryce Clavon was 14-of-24 passing for 263 yards and three touchdowns. Peyton Zachary had seven receptions for 109 yards. LB Sawain Simmons returned a fumble 54 yards for a touchdown, and DL Josh Barker had two tackles for losses and forced a fumble. Next: Friday vs. Allatoona (0-1)
Out: No. 6 Jefferson
Class 4A
1. (1) Benedictine (1-0)
Last week: Beat Jenkins 45-0. Luke Kromenhoek was 9-of-15 passing for 175 yards and four touchdowns in less than two quarters. A fight in the Jenkins stands caused a panic, with some fans running on the field, ending the game with 2:10 left in the first half. Next: Friday at Christopher Columbus, Fla. (0-0)
2. (2) North Oconee (1-0)
Last week: Beat Oconee County 16-13. Khalil Barnes intercepted four passes, one returned for a touchdown, another on a two-point try that didn’t count in the statistics. Barnes also had 113 yards from scrimmage. North Oconee led 16-0 at halftime. Next: Sept. 2 vs. South Forsyth (1-0)
3. (3) Cedartown (1-0)
Last week: Beat Rockmart 27-14. Harlem Diamond (10 attempts, 73 yards) and Patrick Gardner (12-83) helped Cedartown to 232 rushing yards. The Bulldogs were 1-for-3 passing. LB Eli Barrow had 16 solo tackles. Next: Friday vs. Callaway (0-1)
4. (4) Perry (0-0)
Last week: Off. Next: Friday at Houston County (1-0)
5. (6) Whitewater (1-0)
Last week: Beat Northgate 27-14. Corey Richardson returned the opening kickoff 99 yards for a touchdown, and Whitewater took a 21-0 first-quarter lead and didn’t allow points until the fourth quarter. Xavier Clay-Turner had 73 yards from scrimmage and scored a touchdown. Next: Friday at Union Grove (1-0)
6. (8) Troup (1-0)
Last week: Beat Harris County 33-0. Taeo Todd rushed for 166 yards and three touchdowns on eight carries. He also passed for 43 yards and a touchdown. Troup led 33-0 at halftime against a team that beat the Tigers 28-21 last season. Next: Thursday vs. Hardaway (0-1)
7. (10) Starr's Mill (1-0)
Last week: Beat East Coweta 27-17. Starr’s Mill trailed 17-12 early in the second half after failing on a fourth-and-1 gamble at its 29-yard line but dominated from there. Greigh Joseph rushed for 138 yards. Logan Inagawa rushed for 55 yards and was 3-for-3 passing for 74 yards. Will Clem, Noah Scott, Ryan Story and William Yarbrough intercepted passes. Next: Friday at Northgate (0-1)
8. (5) Trinity Christian (0-1)
Last week: Lost to Woodward Academy 37-19. Henry Brodnax, the successor to current Georgia Southern freshman David Dallas, was 20-of-43 passing for 255 yards and two touchdowns but was intercepted twice, and Trinity was held to nine rushing yards against Class 6A’s No. 5 team. Aaron Gates, committed to Florida, had seven receptions for 75 yards. Next: Friday at Fellowship Christian (0-1)
9. (7) Bainbridge (0-1)
Last week: Lost to Cedar Grove 30-14. Bainbridge scored first on Keenan Phillips’ 6-yard run after a turnover but was smothered from there by Class 3A’s defending champion. Bo Smith passed for 108 yards and rushed for 50. Next: Friday vs. Coffee (1-0)
10. (NR) Pace Academy (1-0)
Last week: Beat Holy Innocents’ 20-17. Roan Dutta, a freshman, kicked a 26-yard field goal with three seconds left to break a 17-17 tie. Connor Phelan was 13-of-24 passing for 168 yards and a touchdown to Kendall Evans. Next: Friday at Westminster (1-0)
Out: No. 9 Holy Innocents'
Class 3A
1. (1) Cedar Grove (1-0)
Last week: Beat Bainbridge 30-14. Cedar Grove scored 30 unanswered points after trailing 7-0. E.J. Colson was 11-of-18 passing for 156 yards and two touchdowns. Jaylen Langston (74 yards) and Khilee White (67) were the leading rushers. Next: Saturday vs. Edison, Fla. (0-1)
2. (2) Crisp County (1-0)
Last week: Beat Dooly County 17-6. Cayden Daniels returned an interception 54 yards for a touchdown. David Mitchell made a 49-yard field goal. Semaj Chatfield rushed for 103 yards on 28 carries. Trae Walker intercepted two passes. Next: Friday at Westlake (0-1)
3. (3) Carver-Columbus (1-0)
Last week: Beat Hardaway 41-10. Jamari Riley rushed for 121 yards and a touchdown on 21 carries. DT Miquon Merriweather had three tackles for losses and two sacks. Kourtney Kelly had three tackles for losses and returned an interception for a touchdown. M.J. Davis intercepted two passes. Next: Friday vs. Spencer (1-0)
4. (4) Carver-Atlanta (1-0)
Last week: Beat South Cobb 22-6. Carver held South Cobb to 44 total yards. DL Aquantis Clemons had six tackles for losses and two sacks. Bryce Bowens was 15-of-23 passing for 185 yards and a touchdown. Deandre Buchannon had 127 all-purpose yards. Next: Saturday vs. Riverdale (1-0)
5. (6) Calvary Day (1-0)
Last week: Beat Islands 49-6. Jake Merklinger was 7-of-12 passing for three touchdowns, one a 50-yarder on the first offensive play of the game. Caden Arnold had 109 all-purpose yards. Next: Sept. 2 vs. Eagle's Landing Christian (1-0)
6. (7) Sandy Creek (1-0)
Last week: Beat Newnan 38-27. Geimere Latimer was 12-of-25 passing for 205 yards and three touchdowns and rushed for 88 yards and two touchdowns. Sandy Creek never trailed and went up 21-7 on a 68-yard run by Cameron Watts and a blocked punt that Jakob Gude recovered and returned for a touchdown. Next: Friday at Greenwood, S.C. (0-1)
7. (8) Peach County (1-0)
Last week: Beat Baldwin 50-20. Colter Ginn, playing only the first half, passed for 325 yards and three touchdowns. Dylan Johnson had 144 receiving yards and two touchdowns. Jadarious Morris had 10.5 tackles. Isaiah Mitchell had 62 yards receiving and intercepted two passes. Next: Friday vs. Northside-Warner Robins (0-1)
8. (5) Oconee County (0-1)
Last week: Lost to North Oconee 16-13. Down 16-0 at halftime, Oconee County got close on Mac Ricks’ 17-yard TD pass to Dylan Manders, who had recovered a fumble two plays before, and on Whit Weeks’ 3-yard run after a long drive in the fourth quarter. But Oconee County didn’t cross midfield again. Next: Friday vs. Clarke Central (1-0)
9. (9) Dougherty (1-0)
Last week: Beat Westover 28-21. Jacob Stallworth rushed for 176 yards and three touchdowns on 13 carries. With his team trailing 21-20 after surrendering a 96-yard interception return, Stallworth scored the winning touchdown on a 32-yard run with 2:09 left. Kameron Davis was 9-of-16 passing for 120 yards and rushed for 92 yards. Next: Friday vs. Randolph-Clay (0-0)
10. (NR) Wesleyan (1-0)
Last week: Beat Mount Vernon 31-7. Ben Brown was 14-of-19 passing for 162 yards and two touchdowns and scored a touchdown. Wesleyan stopped Mount Vernon’s fourth-and-goal run from the 1-yard line in the final seconds of the first half leading 10-0. Next: Friday vs. Decatur (0-1)
Out: No. 10 Monroe Area
Class 2A
1. (1) Eagle's Landing Christian (1-0)
Last week: Beat Brentwood Academy, Tenn. 50-49. Brandon Hood scored on a two-point conversion run in the first overtime after Brentwood scored seven on its possession. Hood rushed for 204 yards on 32 carries. Charlie Gilliam was 17-of-24 passing for 305 yards. ELCA had 608 yards in total offense. Next: Friday at Blessed Trinity (1-0)
2. (2) Fitzgerald (1-0)
Last week: Beat Irwin County 28-20. Fitzgerald drove 95 yards in two minutes to take a 21-20 lead with 42 seconds left, and Xavier Walker returned a fumble 60 yards for a touchdown and a 28-20 lead with 20 seconds left. Fitzgerald led 361-281 in total yards. Next: Friday vs. Turner County (0-1)
3. (3) Appling County (0-0)
Last week: Game canceled because of weather. Next: Friday vs. Aiken, S.C. (0-1)
4. (4) Pierce County (0-0)
Last week: Off. Next: Friday at Jeff Davis (0-1)
5. (6) Callaway (0-1)
Last week: Lost to Opelika, Ala. 29-28. Opelika, an Alabama Class 7A school, converted a two-point conversion pass with 2:29 left. Callaway led in total yards 394-295 and led 14-0 in the first quarter. Callaway beat Opelika on a last-minute field goal last season. Next: Friday at Cedartown (1-0)
6. (7) Rockmart (0-1)
Last week: Lost to Cedartown 27-14. Dennis Sims returned the opening kickoff 93 yards for a touchdown, but cross-county rival Cedartown scored three unanswered touchdowns in the first half. Next: Friday at Cass (0-1)
7. (8) Putnam County (0-0)
Last week: Off. Next: Friday vs. Baldwin (0-1)
8. (9) South Atlanta (0-0)
Last week: Off. Next: Saturday vs. Chapel Hill (1-0)
9. (NR) Columbia (1-0)
Last week: Beat Camden County 13-10. Columbia beat the 34-point favorite on the road by racing to a 13-0 lead and holding on. Jaden Baugh had 93 yards rushing on 10 carries, three catches for 34 yards and four solo tackles. Elijah Morgan was 7-of-9 passing for 103 yards and scored a touchdown. Columbia is ranked for the first time since 1997. Next: Friday vs. Woodland-Stockbridge (1-0)
10. (10) Washington County (0-0)
Last week: Off. Next: Friday vs. Swainsboro (1-0)
Out: No. 5 Fellowship Christian
Class A Division I
1. (1) Prince Avenue Christian (1-0)
Last week: Beat Hammond, S.C. 39-3. Aaron Philo was 19-of-30 passing for 273 yards and three touchdowns. Bailey Stockton had 138 receiving yards and two touchdowns. Ethan Christian had 132 yards from scrimmage (91 receiving) and two touchdowns on nine touches. Mason During had an interception, fumble recovery and sack. Hammond has won five straight South Carolina private-school titles while losing just five games. Next: Sept. 2 vs. Athens Academy (1-0)
2. (2) Brooks County (1-0)
Last week: Beat Thomasville 42-7. Brooks County took a 21-0 first-quarter lead and avenged one of its 2021 losses. Next: Friday vs. Wayne County (1-0)
3. (3) Rabun County (1-0)
Last week: Beat Haralson County 49-3. Keegan Stover, the successor to current Georgia freshman Gunner Stockton, was 15-of-22 passing for 368 yards and five touchdowns, and backup Ty Truelove was 6-for-6 passing for 56 yards and a touchdown. Jayden Gibson had eight receptions for 273 yards and four touchdowns that covered 89, 88, 18 and 22 yards. Lang Windham had 134 yards from scrimmage on 28 touches. Next: Friday vs. Stephens County (1-0)
4. (6) Swainsboro (1-0)
Last week: Beat Metter 21-7. QB Ty Adams rushed for 77 yards, and RB Quin Brown had 75, accounting for most of Swainsboro’s offense. Jonorian Foots and Da’ruis Phillips had 3.5 sacks and four tackles for losses between them. Next: Friday at Washington County (0-0)
5. (4) Irwin County (0-1)
Last week: Lost to Fitzgerald 28-20. Irwin County led 20-7 but failed to hold it and lost one fumble into the end zone. Cody Soliday was 11-of-17 passing for 222 yards and a touchdown. Next: Friday vs. Dooly County (0-1)
6. (7) Bleckley County (1-0)
Last week: Beat Dodge County 33-6. T.J. Mays had 143 yards from scrimmage (76 rushing, 67 receiving) and three touchdowns on 18 touches. Eli Mullis was 7-of-13 passing for 182 yards and two touchdowns. Bleckley was up 27-0 at halftime against an opponent that it beat only 21-19 last season. Next: Friday at Wilcox County (0-1)
7. (8) Whitefield Academy (1-0)
Last week: Beat Macon County 35-30. Ayden Duncanson rushed for 149 yards and two touchdowns and was 7-of-14 passing for 137 yards and two touchdowns, both to Conlon Walker, one for 81 yards for a 7-0 lead. Duncanson, who is committed to East Carolina as a safety, also scored on a 76-yard run. Next: Friday vs. Strong Rock Christian (0-1)
8. (10) Lamar County (1-0)
Last week: Beat Wilcox County 48-28. C.J. Allen, committed to Georgia as a linebacker, rushed for 233 yards and four touchdowns on 15 carries. QB Ty Head rushed for 67 yards and a touchdown on four carries and was 2-of-2 passing for 141 yards, both to Jordan Glover, one for a 66-yard touchdown. Lamar County had four touchdowns longer than 50 yards, including Allen’s 79-yard run and Head’s 72-yard run. Next: Friday at Upson-Lee (0-1)
9. (5) Metter (0-1)
Last week: Lost to Swainsboro 21-7. Trailing 14-0 at halftime, Metter got within 14-7 with four minutes left but no closer and managed only 43 total yards. LB Ethan Oglesby had 14 second-half tackles. Next: Friday at Emanuel County Institute (0-0)
10. (9) Darlington (1-0)
Last week: Beat Schuylkill, Pa. 28-16. Jack Good threw two TD passes, and D’Marion Floyd scored on a 62-yard run. Darlington led 28-0 at halftime and subbed liberally from there. Next: Friday at Sonoraville (1-0)
Class A Division II
1. (1) Schley County (1-0)
Last week: Beat Tattnall Square 28-21. Malachi Banks scored on a 17-yard run with about two minutes left to break a 21-21 tie. Schley had trailed 14-0. Jay Kanazawa was 17-of-24 passing for 266 yards and two touchdowns. Banks rushed for 116 yards and two touchdowns on 13 carries. Jalewis Solomon had nine receptions for 121 yards. Next: Sept. 2 vs. Early County (1-0)
2. (5) Bowdon (1-0)
Last week: Beat Manchester 29-14. Robert O’Neal passed for 144 yards and three touchdowns and rushed for 109. Will Rainwater had 92 receiving yards and two touchdowns. Luke Windom had 82 rushing yards and eight tackles. Manchester was held to 2-of-10 passing for 23 yards. Next: Friday vs. Central-Carrollton (1-0)
3. (2) Macon County (0-1)
Last week: Lost to Whitefield Academy 35-30. Marlon Mitchell rushed for 219 yards and two touchdowns on 32 carries. Macon County never led and scored a touchdown on the game’s final play. Next: Friday at Clinch County (1-0)
4. (3) Wilcox County (0-1)
Last week: Lost to Lamar County 48-28. Abe Stowe was 21-of-40 passing for 426 yards and four touchdowns, three to B.J. Gibson, who had eight receptions for 222 yards. Devonn Grace had four receptions for 100 yards. But Wilcox allowed four touchdowns of more than 50 yards. Next: Friday vs. Bleckley County (1-0)
5. (7) Charlton County (1-0)
Last week: Beat Jeff Davis 20-14. Charlton won in overtime on Jaylen Lilley’s 2-yard run after Jeff Davis lost a fumble on its OT possession. Charlton trailed 14-7 at halftime and got even on a TD pass from sophomore Ayden Crews to 6-4 Jaylen King, who played quarterback most of the game. Lilley rushed for 155 yards and two touchdowns on 21 carries. Next: Friday at Yulee, Fla. (0-0-1)
6. (6) Clinch County (1-0)
Last week: Beat Berrien 19-18. On fourth-and-9, Clinch County got a 51-yard TD pass from Keegan Clayton to Tucker Robbins for a 19-18 lead with 9:33 left. Berrien drove to Clinch’s 33 but no farther later in the game. Clinch held Berrien without points three times inside the Clinch 15-yard line and twice inside the 5. The game was played over two days because of weather problems. Next: Friday vs. Macon County (0-1)
7. (8) Lincoln County (1-0)
Last week: Beat Bryan County 23-20. Lincoln County stopped a two-point conversion run with 5:35 left, leaving the Red Devils ahead 21-20, then tagged Bryan County for a safety with 1:25 left. Freshman RB Kelby Glaze rushed for 116 yards and a touchdown, and Semaj Jenkins rushed for 94 yards and two touchdowns on 12 carries. QB Trey Huff and RB Franklin Brown were injured in the first half and didn’t return. Next: Friday at McCormick, S.C. (0-1)
8. (NR) Wheeler County (1-0)
Last week: Beat GMC Prep 42-14. Freshman Alvin Ricks, on his first varsity play, returned the opening kickoff 95 yards for a touchdown, then rushed for 89 yards on 15 carries and had three sacks and a fumble recovery. Another freshman, Justin Culver, had three sacks. And his brother, junior Jason Culver, rushed for 101 yards and two touchdowns. Wheeler County is ranked for the first time since 1998. Next: Friday at Toombs County (1-0)
9. (10) Johnson County (0-0)
Last week: Off. Next: Thursday at Jenkins County (1-0)
10. (NR) Washington-Wilkes (1-0)
Last week: Beat East Laurens 28-7. LB Trace Callaway was in on 11 tackles as Washington-Wilkes allowed 0 yards rushing. Andrew Meech had more than 140 yards passing with two touchdowns. Desmond Cofer scored two touchdowns, one a 45-yard reception. Next: Sept. 1 vs. Glenn Hills (0-1)
Out: No. 4 Turner County, No. 9 GMC Prep
Today’s featured inductee is former Atlanta Brave and Parkview graduate Jeff Francoeur. Francoeur will be inducted into the Georgia High School Football Hall of Fame on Oct. 22 at the College Football Hall of Fame.
Jeff Francoeur 
Parkview High School Graduate
Jeff Francoeur is one of the best known Georgia high school products for what he did during and after his time at Parkview. He was the 2001 AJC all-classification football player of the year after catching 47 passes for 1,033 yards and 14 touchdowns. As a junior, he caught 46 passes for 835 yards and 14 touchdowns and intercepted 15 passes. His performance led Parkview to back-to-back 15-0 seasons and Class 5A titles in 2000 and 2001. The AJC ranked him the No. 21 Georgia high school football player of all time in 2007. Francoeur signed to play football at Clemson but was a first-round draft pick by his hometown Braves and chose baseball. Francoeur had an electrifying start to his major league career, debuting at age 21. In his first three seasons, he had a .280 batting average, 62 home runs and 253 RBIs. He finished third in Rookie of the Year voting in 2005 and won a Gold Glove in his third season in 2007. He went on to play 12 MLB seasons and was one of the best defensive right fielders of his time, totaling 53 defensive runs saved. Francoeur is now the lead TV analyst for the Braves.
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New Rabun County head coach Michael Davis has worked with nine first-team all-state quarterbacks over the past 20 seasons as offensive coordinator at Calhoun (2002-20) and Rabun County (2021). His latest quarterback, Keegan Stover, passed for 368 yards and five touchdowns in his first Rabun game Friday night in a 49-3 victory over Haralson County. Here are Davis's pupils who have made the AJC’s first team or honorable mention.
2021 - Gunner Stockton (1T)
2020 - Christian Lewis (HM)
2018 - Gavin Gray (1T)
2017 - Gavin Gray (HM)
2015 - Kaelan Riley (1T)
2014 - Kaelan Riley (1T)
2012 - Taylor Lamb (1T)
2011 - Taylor Lamb (1T)
2010 - Curtis Landon (1T)
2008 - Michael Johnson (1T)
2007 - Trey Lamb (1T)
2005 - Cody Worley (HM)
2004 - Cody Worley (HM)
2002 - Cam Clark (HM)
Warner Robins shouldn’t fret over losing its opener or its No. 1 ranking. The Demons have won six state titles and never led the rankings from wire to wire. In 2021, no team was No. 1 from start to finish, although three that began the season No. 1 finished No. 1 with a loss or more in between. Who were they? (Answer Tuesday)
Answer to Friday’s question: The Week 1 game that matched coaches with the most combined career victories and state titles was Gainesville at Marist, which Gainesville won 34-23. Gainesville’s Josh Niblett now has 237 victories and seven state titles, all in Alabama. Marist’s Alan Chadwick has 409 victories and three state titles, all in Georgia. Together, they have 646 wins (only 134 losses) and 10 titles.

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GHSF Daily's Chip Saye ranks the most surprising and notable games of the weekend:
1. Columbia 13, Camden County 10: Class 2A Columbia pulled off the upset of Week 1 when it defeated 7A Camden County, which was projected as a 34-point favorite by the computer Maxwell Ratings. Columbia lost to Camden 31-0 in 2021 but went on to finish with its most wins (eight) since 2005 and won a playoff game for the first time since 1997.
2. Osborne 46, Woodstock 7: Osborne upset 26-point favorite Woodstock by scoring its most points in a game since 2015. It was an impressive debut for new offensive coordinator Phil Ironside, the longtime Hillgrove head coach now working under his former assistant, Osborne head coach Luqman Salam. Another win this week, against Chattahoochee, would make Osborne 2-0 for the first time since 2001.

3. Wheeler County 42, GMC Prep 14: Wheeler County ended a 69-game losing streak against top-10 opponents by beating Class A Division I’s No. 9 team. Wheeler County returned the opening kickoff for a touchdown and never looked back. The Bulldogs last had beaten a ranked team in 1977 (Reidsville). They are ranked for the first time since 1998. 

4. Gainesville 34, Marist 23: New Gainesville coach Josh Niblett had a successful debut when his Red Elephants took a big lead early and held on to beat 21-point favorite Marist in a battle of newcomers to 6A. Niblett won seven state titles in Alabama, including six at Hoover. Gainesville is back in 6A after two years in the highest class. Marist jumped two classes from 4A.
5. Two champions fall: Two reigning state champions lost their season openers, both against 6A opponents in games that were seen as virtual tossups. Lee County beat two-point favorite Warner Robins, the defending 5A champ, 26-10. Woodward Academy knocked off one-point underdog Trinity Christian (A Private champ now in 4A) 37-19.
Worth noting: Swainsboro’s 21-7 victory over three-point favorite Metter brought an end to Metter’s 24-game winning streak in regular-season games. Metter had defeated Swainsboro 32-20 and 28-0 in season openers the past two seasons. ... Class 7A Meadowcreek stunned 13-point favorite Greater Atlanta Christian 34-12 in the first-ever meeting between the schools, which are located about two miles apart in Norcross. GAC is the highest-profile team Meadowcreek has beaten since at least 1997. … Mount Pisgah Christian defeated Fellowship Christian 21-18 to end a lopsided four-game losing streak in the series. Fellowship, a 28-point favorite, won the previous four meetings by an average of 36.5 points, including 45-28 last year. … Ola, a two-point underdog, had played Griffin four times from 2008 to 2011 and never scored more than seven points in a game and was outscored by a combined 158-28. The Mustangs turned the tables Friday, winning by a surprisingly large 46-18 margin. … South Paulding, which opened in 2006, defeated 14-point favorite Harrison 28-20 for its first victory in program history against an opponent from the highest classification. Jamarion Wilcox ran for 236 yards and three touchdowns.
Wednesday's games
Kell 38, Cherokee Bluff 23
Parkview 52, Johns Creek 7
Thursday's games
Carver, Columbus 41, Hardaway 10
Clarke Central 40, Cedar Shoals 0
LaGrange 49, Smiths Station, Ala. 20
Liberty County 33, Southeast Bulloch 29
Monroe 21, Mitchell Co. 14
New Hampstead 47, May River, S.C. 27
Newton 20, Hapeville Charter 19
North Atlanta 31, North Forsyth 27
Ola 46, Griffin 18
Rutland 15, Towers 0
Screven Co. 53, GSIC 0
Shaw 24, Marion Co. 8
West Forsyth 21, Archer 7
Friday's games
ACE Charter 70, Crawford Co. 53
Alcovy 37, Lithonia 6
Alexander 48, Riverwood 0
Alpharetta 47, Jefferson 46
Aquinas 40, Jefferson Co. 21
Armuchee 10, Gordon Central 6
Athens Academy 41, Dade Co. 28
Baconton at Grace Christian, ppd.
Banks Co. 41, Johnson, Gainesville 20
Banneker 14, Washington 12
Benedictine 45, Jenkins 0
Bleckley Co. 33, Dodge Co. 6
Blessed Trinity 36, Calhoun 25
Bluffton, S.C. 42, Beach 13
Bowdon 29, Manchester 14
Brantley Co. 34, Atkinson Co. 6
Bremen 15, Heard Co. 13
Brooks Co. 42, Thomasville 7
Brunswick 23, Andrew Jackson, Fla. 13
Buford 38, Thompson, Ala. 7
Burke Co. 24, Thomson 21
Butler 30, Cross Creek 0
Calvary Day 49, Islands 6
Cambridge 28, Creekview 0
Carrollton 69, Gadsden City, Ala. 7
Cartersville 35, Cherokee 0
Carver, Atlanta 22, South Cobb 6
Cedar Grove 30, Bainbridge 14
Cedartown 27, Rockmart 14
Centennial 21, Wheeler 14
Central, Carrollton 36, Redan 12
Central Gwinnett 29, Discovery 22
Chapel Hill 17, Stone Mountain 0
Charlton Co. 20, Jeff Davis 14
Cherokee Co., Ala. 20, Model 0
Coahulla Creek 49, Murray Co. 7
Coffee 55, Tift Co. 7
Columbia 13, Camden Co. 10
Commerce 21, Southside Christ., S.C. 17
Cook 55, Pelham 7
Crisp Co. 17, Dooly Co. 6
Dalton 49, North Murray 27
Dawson Co. 28, Jackson Co. 21
Dougherty 28, Westover 21
Dublin 21, Wilkinson Co. 0
Duluth 35, M.L. King 0
Dunwoody 21, North Springs 9
ELCA 50, Brentwood Acad., Tenn. 49
Early Co. 50, Miller Co. 14
East Hall 19, West Hall 14
East Paulding 38, Woodland, Carters. 13
Eastside 21, Luella 14
Elbert Co. 31, Hart Co. 28
Etowah 25, Lassiter 14
Evans 16, North Augusta, S.C. 7
Fitzgerald 28, Irwin Co. 20
Flowery Branch 39, Decatur 38
Forsyth Central 44, Chattahoochee 21
Gainesville 34, Marist 23
George Walton 42, Lake Oconee Acad. 6
Gilmer 32, Lakeview-Fort Oglethorpe 13
Glynn Academy 43, Statesboro 42
Greene Co. 27, B.E.S.T. Academy 6
Grovetown 43, Midland Valley, S.C. 17
Hampton 34, Tri-Cities 0
Hancock Central 52, Glenn Hills 7
Harlem 27, Greenbrier 7
Hayesville, N.C. 13, Towns Co. 12
Hebron Christian 63, Chestatee 13
Hephzibah 32, Westside, Augusta 3
Heritage, Conyers 34, Salem 20
Heritage, Ringgold 31, Ringgold 17
Houston Co. 41, Sumter Co. 7
Howard 45, Southwest 12
Jackson, Atlanta 12, Arabia Mountain 6
Jenkins Co. 40, Treutlen 0
Josey 22, Savannah 16
Kennesaw Mountain 26, Cass 25
LaFayette 42, Chattooga 12
Lakeside, Atlanta 20, Berkmar 6
Lakeside, Evans 32, Aiken, S.C. 0
Lakeview Academy 35, King’s Ridge 28
Lamar Co. 48, Wilcox Co. 35
Lambert 41, Sequoyah 14
Landmark Christian 17, Rockdale Co. 16
Laney 16, Strom Thurmond, S.C. 0
Lanier Co. 12, Bacon Co. 6
Lee Co. 26, Warner Robins 10
Lincoln Co. 23, Bryan Co. 20
Lipscomb Academy, Tenn. 17, Milton 7
Loganville 45, Monroe Area 39
Lumpkin Co. 61, Riverside Military 7
Madison Co. 35, Franklin Co. 6
McDonough 43, Locust Grove 7
McIntosh 20, Fayette Co. 7
McIntosh Co. Acad. 20, Johnson, Sav. 12
Meadowcreek 34, GAC 12
Midtown 33, KIPP Atlanta Collegiate 10
Morgan Co. 42, Social Circle 18
Morrow 50, Forest Park 19
Mt. Pisgah 21, Fellowship Christian 18
Mt. Zion, Carroll 34, Cleburne Co., Ala. 17
Mountain View 24, Shiloh 14
North Cobb 21, Westlake 17
North Cobb Christ. 21, Christ. Heritage 14
North Oconee 16, Oconee Co. 13
North Paulding 35, Allatoona 13
Northside, Columbus 42, Columbus 7
Northview 23, McNair 12
Northwest Whitfield 46, Pepperell 17
Oglethorpe Co. 16, East Jackson 7
Opelika, Ala. 29, Callaway 28
Osborne 46, Woodstock 7
Pace Academy 20, Holy Innocents’ 17
Pataula Charter 52, Barbour Co., Ala. 0
Paulding Co. 33, Hiram 13
Peach Co. 50, Baldwin 20
Peachtree Ridge 60, Seckinger 0
Portal 21, Hawkinsville 20
Prince Avenue 39, Hammond, S.C. 3
Rabun Co. 49, Haralson Co. 3
Richmond Hill 14, Effingham Co. 0
River Ridge 27, Hillgrove 14
Rome 16, Creekside 6
Roswell 35, Denmark 10
St. Francis 35, Providence Christian 0
St. Pius 10, Dacula 7
Sav Christian 54, Hilton Head Chr., SC 7
Sav. Country Day 31, Windsor Forest 0
Schley Co. 28, Tattnall Square 21
Seminole Co. 28, Kendrick 12
Sonoraville 27, Pickens 15
South Forsyth 28, Lanier 0
South Gwinnett 26, Pebblebrook 18
South Paulding 28, Harrison 20
Southeast Whitfield 14, Coosa 7
Southland Academy 21, Taylor Co. 20
Spalding 37, Eagle’s Landing 28
Spencer 34, Greenville 0
Sprayberry 21, Campbell 0
Stephens Co. 14, Habersham Central 3
Swainsboro 21, Metter 7
Tattnall Co. 48, Claxton 6
Temple 41, Pike Co. 18
Thomas Co. Central 50, Cairo 7
Toombs Co. 21, Long Co. 0
Trion 45, Gordon Lee 19
Troup 33, Harris Co. 0
Tucker 45, Miller Grove 14
Union Co. 14, Fannin Co. 7
Union Grove 17, Upson-Lee 6
Valdosta 40, North Miami, Fla. 6
Veterans 23, Richmond Academy 20
Vidalia 21, South Effingham 14
Walnut Grove 30, Jasper Co. 0
Ware Co. at Appling Co., canceled
Washington-Wilkes 28, East Laurens 7
Wayne Co. 34, Bradwell Institute 12
Wesleyan 31, Mount Vernon 7
Westminster 14, Lovett 0
Westside, Macon 39, Central, Macon 12
Wheeler Co. 42, GMC Prep 14
White Co. 35, North Hall 14
Whitefield Academy 35, Macon Co. 30
Winder-Barrow 23, Apalachee 7
Woodland, Stockbridge 26, New Manchester 6
Woodward Acad. 37, Trinity Christian 19
Worth Co. 22, Turner Co. 6
Saturday’s games
American Heritage, Fla. 38, Lowndes 20
Brookwood 28, Norcross 24
Clinch Co. 19, Berrien 18
Collins Hill 20, Life Christian, Va. 0
Colquitt Co. 37, Deerfield Beach, Fla. 0
Darlington 28, Schuykill, Pa. 16
Douglas Co. 52, Lithia Springs 13
Grayson 32, Marietta 12
Hughes 47, Spartanburg, S.C. 16
Jones Co. 27, Northside, W.R. 21
Jonesboro 40, Mt. Zion, Jonesboro 13
Lovejoy 25, Mundy’s Mill 0
Mays 35, Douglass 0
Mill Creek 44, Walton 41
North Gwinnett 32, McEachern 20
Northeast at Mary Persons, ppd.
Riverdale 69, North Clayton 0
Sandy Creek 38, Newnan 27
Starr’s Mill 27, East Coweta 17
Stephenson 24, Dutchtown 14
Stockbridge 13, Southwest DeKalb 0
Whitewater 27, Northgate 14
Thursday’s games
Pinewood Christian 60, Robert Toombs 34
Lanier Christian 47, Harvester Christian 6
Friday’s games
Aucilla Christian 36, Fullington Acad. 35
Baconton at Grace Christian, ppd.
Bethlehem Christian 28, Augusta Prep 7
Brookwood School 41, Frederica Acd. 12
Bulloch Academy 42, Tiftarea Acad. 20
Central Fellowship 41, Rock Springs 0
Deerfield-Windsor 45, Westfield School 28
George Walton 42, Lake Oconee Acad. 6
Georgia Christian 21, Flint River Acad. 0
Heritage, Newnan 72, St. Mary’s Acad. 0
John Milledge Academy 42, Brentwood 7
Lakeview Academy 35, King’s Ridge 28
Loganville Christian 7, Creekside Christ. 6
Lumpkin Co. 61, Riverside Military 7
Mount de Sales 26, Strong Rock 12
Pinecrest Acad. 21, Notre Dame Acad. 0
St. Anne-Pacelli 28, Glenwood 13
Schley Co. 28, Tattnall Square 21
Southland Academy 21, Taylor Co. 20
Thomas Jefferson 47, St. Andrew’s 21
Terrell Academy 14, SW Georgia 7
Trinity Christian, Dublin 41, Piedmont 40

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Today’s interviewee is Loganville coach Brad Smith, whose team defeated Walton County rival Monroe Area 45-39 in four overtimes Friday. Video of the game’s biggest play – a no-look, over-the-head pass that set up the winning touchdown – went viral over the weekend. With the game tied 39-39, Loganville had a third-and-7 at the Monroe Area 13-yard line. Fullback Connor O’Neill, a senior recruited from the student body and playing in his first football game, threw the pass with his back to the receiver and goal line. Tight end Josh Rudder caught it and got the first down inside the 1-yard line, where Mason Lawson scored. The video, taken by Loganville freshman Austin Davis, first appeared on TikTok but quickly spread, eventually making ESPN’s top plays.
Brad Smith, Loganville head coach
1. What are the origins of the play? “If you go back and look at old-school wing-T from the 1950s, it’s called a flap jack play. Our defensive coordinator, Ryan Angel, pitched me on it. He ran it last year at Ola High School, and he showed me a clip of it and another one that Tucker Pruitt ran at Fitzgerald last year. I said that’s the craziest thing I’ve ever seen, and he said it’s just crazy enough to work, and that’s how we left it. But we’re always showing things at practice, and it was just an end-of-practice thing from the goal line. We practiced it a total of three times, and it only worked once out of three. And it was always at the 2-yard line, never from the 13 on third down and seven.”
2. Why did you decide to call it at that particular moment in the game? “We were just watching the series as a staff, and we had a couple of missed blocks and lost two yards on first down. We ran another play and got five. We’re sitting third-and-7. On the previous play, I watched their safety on the front side streak up and make a play on the run, and I said, ‘Man, they’re biting on it. So let’s do it. We don’t have anything to lose.’ I told the kids and coaches, and they kind of stared at me, like, ‘Are you serious?’ So I called a timeout. The kids didn’t even want to run it. They wanted to run the ball again. They said, ‘We’ll get the first down.’ And I said, ‘I’ve got so much faith in you, this is going to work.’ And the rest is history. It wasn’t intended to score. We just wanted to flip it over their heads. They didn’t bite as much as I hoped, but they never saw the pass. The linebacker froze. Our tight end did a great job and split the safeties and tracked the ball and caught it.”
3. The player who threw it, Connor O’Neill, how could this be his first game? And why put the game in the hands of a rookie? “Well, that’s a heck of a way to go. You go viral in your first game ever. He’s just been a big kid who’s been a student here. We talked him into playing. His uncle [Bernard Merriweather] is on our staff, the running backs coach, and we’ve been poking and prodding him. We’re trying to grow the program. He leads our student section in basketball. He’s always involved in things. He wasn’t going to play a lot, but he’s the hype man on our sideline. He embraced the role. The thought process on this play was that he’s got a little swagger to him, an air, and that whatever the moment was, it wouldn’t be too big for him. We never knew that it would be against our archrival on a key down, but he was the one practicing it, so there was no changing it now.”
4. What's been the reaction to this play? How many people have asked you about it? “It’s been crazy. Barstool Sports is where it started. “Pardon My Take” reached out to me. My cousin, [Georgia wide receiver] Ladd McConkey, he called last night and said Coach [Kirby] Smart showed it in the team meeting, and our coaches couldn’t believe that. It was wild. My buddy [Josh Stepp] coaches wide receivers at Louisville, and they showed it. Coach [Andrew] Thacker [defensive coordinator] at Georgia Tech texted me, and Grant Chestnut [offensive coordinator] at Kennesaw State, saying just how much guts it takes. But it’s not my moment, so I’m not trying to take credit. It’s those kids. Loganville is getting some publicity, it’s neat for our kids. I’m really happy for them.”
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Class 7A
Region 1
Colquitt County****0-0**1-0
Richmond Hill******0-0**1-0
Camden County******0-0**0-1
Region 2
East Coweta********0-0**0-1
Region 3
North Paulding*****0-0**1-0
Region 4
South Gwinnett*****0-0**1-0
Region 5
Kennesaw Mountain**0-0**1-0
North Cobb*********0-0**1-0
Region 6
Forsyth Central****0-0**1-0
South Forsyth******0-0**1-0
West Forsyth*******0-0**1-0
Region 7
North Gwinnett*****0-0**1-0
Peachtree Ridge****0-0**1-0
Region 8
Central Gwinnett***0-0**1-0
Collins Hill*******0-0**1-0
Mill Creek*********0-0**1-0
Mountain View******0-0**1-0
Class 6A
Region 1
Houston County*****0-0**1-0
Lee County*********0-0**1-0
Thomas Co. Cent.***0-0**1-0
Northside (W.R.)***0-0**0-1
Tift County********0-0**0-1
Region 2
Glynn Academy******0-0**1-0
Lakeside (Evans)***0-0**1-0
Effingham County***0-0**0-1
South Effingham****0-0**0-1
Region 3
Woodward Academy***0-0**1-0
Rockdale Co.*******0-0**0-1
Forest Park********0-1**0-1
Mundy's Mill*******0-1**0-1
Region 4
North Atlanta******0-0**1-0
St. Pius***********0-0**1-0
South Cobb*********0-0**0-1
#Lakeside (Atlanta)*****1-0
Region 5
Douglas County*****0-0**1-0
East Paulding******0-0**1-0
Paulding County****0-0**1-0
South Paulding*****0-0**1-0
New Manchester*****0-0**0-1
Region 6
River Ridge********0-0**1-0
Region 7
Blessed Trinity****0-0**1-0
Johns Creek********0-0**0-1
Region 8
Habersham Central**0-0**0-1
Jackson County*****0-0**0-1
North Forsyth******0-0**0-1
Class 5A
Region 1
Ware County********0-0**0-0
Bradwell Inst.*****0-0**0-1
Region 2
Jones County*******0-0**1-0
Union Grove********0-0**1-0
Eagle's Landing****0-0**0-1
Locust Grove*******0-0**0-1
Warner Robins******0-0**0-1
Region 3
Northside (Col.)***0-0**1-0
Harris County******0-0**0-1
Region 4
Arabia Mountain****0-0**0-1
M.L. King**********0-0**0-1
#Cross Keys*************0-0
Region 5
Chapel Hill********0-0**1-0
Jackson (Atlanta)**0-0**1-0
Villa Rica*********0-0**0-0
Lithia Springs*****0-0**0-1

#Indicates a team not playing a region schedule.
Region 6
North Springs******0-0**0-1
Region 7
Woodland (Cart.)***0-0**0-1
Region 8
Clarke Central*****0-0**1-0
Flowery Branch*****0-0**1-0
Heritage (Conyers)*0-0**1-0
Class 4A
Region 1
Region 2
Westside (Macon)***0-0**1-0
West Laurens*******0-0**0-0
Region 3
Burke County*******0-0**1-0
New Hampstead******0-0**1-0
Wayne County*******0-0**1-0
Southeast Bulloch**0-0**0-1
Region 4
Starr's Mill*******0-0**1-0
Fayette County*****0-0**0-1
Trinity Christian**0-0**0-1
North Clayton******0-1**0-1
Region 5
Pace Academy*******0-0**1-0
Woodland (Stock.)**0-0**1-0
Mt. Zion (Jones.)**0-0**0-1
Region 6
Holy Innocents'****0-0**0-1
Miller Grove*******0-0**0-1
Southwest DeKalb***0-0**0-1
Hapeville Charter**0-0**0-1
#Druid Hills************0-0
#Stone Mountain*********0-1
Region 7
Central (Carroll)**0-0**1-0
Heritage (Ring.)***0-0**1-0
NW Whitfield*******0-0**1-0
SE Whitfield*******0-0**1-0
Region 8
East Hall**********0-0**1-0
Madison County*****0-0**1-0
North Oconee*******0-0**1-0
Walnut Grove*******0-0**1-0
East Forsyth*******0-0**0-0
North Hall*********0-0**0-1
Cedar Shoals*******0-0**0-1
Cherokee Bluff*****0-0**0-1
#Johnson (Gaines.)******0-1
Class 3A
Region 1
Carver (Columbus)**0-0**1-0
Crisp County*******0-0**1-0
Region 2
Peach County*******0-0**1-0
Mary Persons*******0-0**0-0
Pike County********0-0**0-1
Region 3
Calvary Day********0-0**1-0
Liberty County*****0-0**1-0
Savannah Christ.***0-0**1-0
Sav. Country Day***0-0**1-0
Johnson (Sav.)*****0-0**0-1
Long County********0-0**0-1
Region 4
Morgan County******0-0**1-0
Cross Creek********0-0**0-1
Richmond Academy***0-0**0-1
Region 5
Carver (Atlanta)***0-0**1-0
Cedar Grove********0-0**1-0
Sandy Creek********0-0**1-0
Region 6
Coahulla Creek*****0-0**1-0
Gordon Lee*********0-0**0-1
Region 7
Dawson County******0-0**1-0
Lumpkin County*****0-0**1-0
White County*******0-0**1-0
West Hall**********0-0**0-1
Region 8
Hebron Christian***0-0**1-0
Stephens County****0-0**1-0
Franklin County****0-0**0-1
Hart County********0-0**0-1
Monroe Area********0-0**0-1
Oconee County******0-0**0-1
Class 2A
Region 1
Worth County*******0-0**1-0
Dodge County*******0-0**0-1
Jeff Davis*********0-0**0-1
Sumter County******0-0**0-1
Region 2
ACE Charter********0-0**1-0
Central (Macon)****0-0**0-1

Region 3
Brantley County****0-0**1-0
Tattnall County****0-0**1-0
Toombs County******0-0**1-0
Appling County*****0-0**0-0
Pierce County******0-0**0-0
Windsor Forest*****0-0**0-1
Region 4
Putnam County******0-0**0-0
Washington County**0-0**0-0
Glenn Hills********0-0**0-1
Westside (Aug.)****0-0**0-1
Region 5
Landmark Christ.***0-0**1-0
Region 6
North Cobb Christ.*0-0**1-0
Mt. Paran Christ.**0-0**0-0
South Atlanta******0-0**0-0
B.E.S.T. Academy***0-0**0-1
KIPP Atlanta*******0-0**0-1
Region 7
Fannin County******0-0**0-1
Gordon Central*****0-0**0-1
Haralson County****0-0**0-1
Murray County******0-0**0-1
North Murray*******0-0**0-1
Region 8
Athens Academy*****0-0**1-0
Banks County*******0-0**1-0
Union County*******0-0**1-0
East Jackson*******0-0**0-1
Fellowship Christ.*0-0**0-1
Providence Chr.****0-0**0-1
Class A Division I
Region 1
Brooks County******0-0**1-0
Bacon County*******0-0**0-1
Irwin County*******0-0**0-1
Region 2
Bleckley County****0-0**1-0
East Laurens*******0-0**0-1
Jefferson County***0-0**0-1
Region 3
Screven County*****0-0**1-0
Bryan County*******0-0**0-1
Region 4
Lamar County*******0-0**1-0
Crawford County****0-0**0-1
Heard County*******0-0**0-1
Region 5
Oglethorpe County**0-0**1-0
Prince Ave. Chr.***0-0**1-0
Jasper Co.*********0-0**0-1
Social Circle******0-0**0-1
Region 6
Mt. Pisgah Christ.*0-0**1-0
St. Francis********0-0**1-0
Whitefield Acad.***0-0**1-0
Mount Vernon*******0-0**0-1
#King's Ridge***********0-1
Region 7
Dade County********0-0**0-1
Region 8
Elbert County******0-0**1-0
Rabun County*******0-0**1-0
Athens Christian***0-0**0-0
Class A Division II
Region 1
Early County*******1-0**1-0
Seminole County****0-0**1-0
Terrell County*****0-0**0-0
Mitchell County****0-0**0-1
Miller County******0-1**0-1
#Pataula Charter********1-0
Region 2
Charlton County****0-0**1-0
Clinch County******0-0**1-0
Lanier County******0-0**1-0
Atkinson County****0-0**0-1
Turner County******0-0**0-1
Region 3
Jenkins County*****0-0**1-0
McIntosh Co. Ac.***0-0**1-0
Emanuel Co. Inst.**0-0**0-0
Montgomery County**0-0**0-0
Region 4
Wheeler County*****0-0**1-0
Telfair County*****0-0**0-0
Dooly County*******0-0**0-1
Wilcox County******0-0**0-1
Region 5
Hancock Central****0-0**1-0
Glascock County****0-0**0-0
Johnson County*****0-0**0-0
Twiggs County******0-0**0-0
GMC Prep***********0-0**0-1
Wilkinson County***0-0**0-1
Region 6
Schley County******0-0**1-0
Central (Talbot)***0-0**0-0
Chattahoochee Co.**0-0**0-0
Macon County*******0-0**0-1
Taylor County******0-0**0-1
Marion County******0-0**0-1
Region 7
Mt. Zion (Carroll)*0-0**1-0
Christ. Heritage***0-0**0-1
Region 8
Greene County******0-0**1-0
Lincoln County*****0-0**1-0
Warren County******0-0**0-0
Towns County*******0-0**0-1
#Lake Oconee Acad.******0-1
High School Football Hall of Fame on a treasure hunt
The new Hall of Fame for high school football in Georgia is looking for artifacts such as jerseys and old newspaper clippings. The Hall’s historian, Todd Holcomb, has put together a strong oral history of high school football in Georgia through records at the Georgia High School Football Historians Association website, and now we are looking for memorabilia which will be used when the Hall decides on a place to house its plaques and artifacts. The Hall is especially looking for newspaper clippings from the all-Black high school league (Georgia Interscholastic Association). The GIA was in existence from 1948-70 before joining the GHSA in 1971. If you have something of interest, please email I.J. Rosenberg by clicking here or call him at 404-246-7819.
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 post-graduate football program. The program includes in-face NCAA-approved classes to increase GPAs, and competitions against other Prep programs and JUCOs to gain additional exposure. GSPA has a complete facility with on-site housing with meals, a weight room, a game room, and a home game field. For information, call 770-652-7711 or contact us via email by clicking here.
'Kicking Adversity Aside - The Coach Kim Braswell Story' on Amazon
Kim Braswell's 134 consecutive extra points at Avondale High remained a national high school record for almost 50 years, and he then went on to set UGA kicking records despite dealing with insulin-dependent diabetes and deafness. "Kicking Adversity Aside -- The Coach Kim Braswell Story" is the inspiring tale of how he overcame his challenges and went on to coach for more than four decades in Georgia high school football. Available on Amazon.
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About Us
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 38-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.