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Thursday, Sept. 10, 2015

Weekend Preview: GHSF Daily’s 10 Best

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Archer at Grayson
When, where: 7:30 p.m. Friday, Grayson Community Stadium, Grayson
Records, rankings: Archer is 2-0 overall, 0-0 in Region 8-AAAAAA and No. 1; Grayson is 2-0, 0-0 and No. 4.
Last meeting: Grayson won 14-10 in 2014.
Three things to know: 1. In the 2014 game, Archer had first-and-goal at Grayson’s 2-yard line in the fourth quarter, but Grayson stuffed four running plays to clinch the victory. Archer was held to 78 yards rushing. QB Chase Brice was 14-of-25 passing for 210 yards and threw a 75-yard TD pass. Grayson leads the series 4-1. 2. Brice, the consensus No. 11 pro-style quarterback prospect nationally among juniors, is 23-of-42 passing for 385 yards and four touchdowns in blowouts of Gainesville (34-0) and Hughes (56-21). RB Cameryn Brent has rushed for 310 yards and three touchdowns. Grayson has three major Division I prospects on the defensive line – Bryce Morais (Boston College), Mykelle McDaniel (more than 20 offers) and Chris Martin (Georgia Tech). 3. The main yardage-gainers on Archer’s offense are RB Jamyest Williams (252 yards rushing, six touchdowns), WR Kyle Davis (10 catches, 177 yards) and QB Will Bearden (22-of-27 passing, 408 yards). Archer has several major D-I recruits. They include Williams, Davis, DT Kobe Smith (Kentucky), LB Donta Evans (Ole Miss), DB Dylan Singleton (Duke), DB Isaiah Pryor (Ohio State) and OL E.J. Price.
Bainbridge at Monroe 

When, where: 7:30 p.m. Friday, Hugh Mills Stadium, Albany

Records, rankings: Bainbridge is 2-0 and No. 7 in Class AAAA; Monroe is 2-0 and unranked in AAAA.
Last meeting: Bainbridge won 7-6 in 2014.
Three things to know: 1. Junior QB Brett McLaughlin leads a Bainbridge offense that averages 331.5 yards per game. He is 27-for-44 passing for 446 yards with three touchdowns and no interceptions. WR Tyler Story has 17 receptions for 355 yards. Sophomore Dameon Pierce handles the majority of the rushing load, with 194 yards and five TDs on 40 carries. No other Bainbridge player has more than five carries or 6 yards rushing. 2. Monroe has been relying on its defense in its first 2-0 start since 2011. The Tornadoes blocked two kicks and took advantage of two high snaps and a muffed punt in an 11-0 victory over Perry, then allowed two late touchdowns after taking a 33-0 lead against Terrell County. LB Antonio Leroy was an honorable mention all-state pick last season. 3. Bainbridge won last year’s matchup when Dalvin Spivie ran 51 yards with a fake punt in the fourth quarter. Spivie also blocked the extra-point attempt when Monroe scored its touchdown. Monroe outgained Bainbridge 347-171, according to the Albany Herald. Bainbridge leads the series 10-7-2.
Elbert County at Westminster
When, where: 7:30 p.m. Friday, Alfred E. Thompson Stadium, Atlanta
Records, rankings: Elbert County is 2-0 and No. 4 in Class AAA; Westminster is 1-1 and unranked in AAA.
Last meeting: Westminster won 24-7 in 2014.
Watch the game: Online at NFHS Network.
Three things to know:1. In the 2014 game, Zay Malcome rushed for 98 yards and returned the second-half kickoff 71 yards for a touchdown and Westminster’s first lead, 10-7. Elbert County QB Mecole Hardman was injured on Elbert’s first drive and did not return for several games. 2. Hardman, a preseason AJC Super 11 pick, has rushed for 236 yards and four touchdowns on 31 carries in two games. He has been less effective passing, completing only 12 of 29 throws. RB La’kel Hood is Elbert’s second option on offense. He has rushed for 134 yards and three touchdowns on 28 carries. In the 34-30 victory over Stephens County last week, LB Ereon Teasley forced three fumbles and had 15 solo tackles and six assists. 3. QB Rankin Woley, an LSU baseball commit, rushed for 115 yards in Westminster’s opening victory against Lovett but missed the Laney game with a non-football injury and is questionable for this game. RB Malcome was bottled up against Laney and has only 115 yards rushing in two games. The team’s next-most valuable player is probably PK/P Blake Gillikin. Against Laney last week, he averaged 47.7 yards on six punts, with two over 50, three dead inside the 20-yard line and no touchbacks. Tyler Gillikin (brother) has 3.5 tackles for losses on defense.
Jefferson at Commerce
When, where: 8 p.m. Friday, Ray Lamb Stadium, Commerce
Records, rankings: Jefferson is 3-0 and No. 3 in Class AAA; Commerce is 2-0 and No. 10 in A.
Last meeting: Jefferson won 28-3 in 2014.
Three things to know: 1. Jefferson sophomore Colby Wood leads a rushing offense that averages 273 yards per game. Wood has run for 615 yards and nine touchdowns in three games, with a season-high 264 yards in the opener against Class AA No. 8 Rabun County. Sophomore QB Bryce Moore throws about 10 times per game and has 272 passing yards. Zack Boobas leads the defense with 18 solo tackles and has nine assists. 2. Commerce has outgained its opponents 844-347 in two games, led by a run-heavy offense that spreads the workload. Will Thomas is the leading rusher with 21 carries for 248 yards, but Cole Chancey (18 carries, 146 yards), J’varius Wood (11-114) and Caleb Brooks (17-97) get their share of attempts. Brooks has run for four touchdowns. 3. Commerce leads the series against its Jackson County rival 42-22-5, but Jefferson has won seven of the past eight meetings. Commerce won 12 consecutive games against the Dragons from 1995 to 2006.
Mary Persons at Lamar County
When, where: 7:30 p.m. Friday, Trojan Field, Barnesville
Records, rankings: Mary Persons is 2-0 and No. 5 in Class AAAA; Lamar County is 1-1 and No. 6 in AA.
Last meeting: Mary Persons won 29-27 in 2014.
Three things to know: 1. The 2014 game was called with 1:53 left in the third quarter, just as Lamar was lining up for a potential game-tying two-point conversion attempt. GHSA rules stated the game stood because it was a non-region contest. Mary Persons has won 19 of the last 20 (losing only in 2006) in a series it leads 30-4. 2. Lamar County RB Juan Tucker (29 carries, 111 yards) made preseason all-state but is his team’s third-leading rusher in a balanced Wing-T offense that includes QB L.J. Smith (14-141) and RB Andruw O’Neal (15-161). All three play significantly on defense. Smith has two interceptions and a recovered fumble. The leading tackler is MLB Pippin Davis. 3. Mary Persons is the more balanced team offensively. RB Zach Harvey has rushed for 224 yards and scored five touchdowns, two of them receiving. QB Jake Johnston is 30-of-45 passing for 348 yards and three touchdowns. DE Malik Herring is a consensus top-100 national recruit among juniors.
McEachern at Peachtree Ridge 

When, where: 7:30 p.m. Friday, Lions Den, Suwanee

Records, rankings: McEachern is 2-0 and No. 2 in Class AAAAAA; Peachtree Ridge is 0-2 and unranked in AAAAAA.
Last meeting: McEachern won 35-21 in 2014.
Watch the game: Online at wsbtv.com.
Three things to know: 1. One of the top matchups of this game will be McEachern’s potent passing game, led by junior QB Bailey Hockman, against a Peachtree Ridge secondary that features four players (Nigel Warrior, Baylen Buchanan, Chad Clay and Deangelo Gibbs) who are rated three stars or better by Rivals. Hockman has passed for 338 yards in two lopsided victories. 2. McEachern could be without junior WR Tyler Smith, a four-star recruit who left last week’s game in the second quarter with a knee injury. The Indians were still awaiting tests on Wednesday to determine the extent of the injury. 3. McEachern will be Peachtree Ridge’s third consecutive opponent in the top 120 nationally in the MaxPreps rankings. The Indians, ranked No. 30, are coming off a 37-14 victory over Buford that snapped the Wolves’ 42-game winning streak. Peachtree Ridge opened the season with losses to No. 120 Christ Presbyterian of Nashville and No. 37 Archer.
Thomson at Hart County
When, where: 7:30 p.m. Friday, Pete Herndon Stadium, Hartwell
Records, rankings: Thomson is 2-0 and No. 8 in Class AAAA; Hart County is 2-0 and No. 6 in AAA.
Last meeting: Hart County won 17-7 in 2014.
Three things to know: 1. The 2014 game was stopped with 11:06 left in the third quarter and eventually called because of lightning. Hart passed well but had only 29 yards rushing, and Thomson fared little better outside of Billy Mance’s 62-yard TD run in the first quarter. 2. Mance is back for Thomson. He has rushed for 389 yards and six touchdowns in two games. Sophomore RB Tyrek Braswell has rushed for 144 yards. Thomson has completed only eight passes, but four have gone for touchdowns. MLB Billy Youngblood has 17 solo tackles, two sacks, two other tackles for losses and an interception. 3. Hart County has been impressive passing the ball in its 2-0 start. QB Robert Allen is 27-of-41 for 459 yards and four touchdowns. Allen also has rushed for 74 yards. Zach Maldonado has 17 catches for 312 yards and three touchdowns, all longer than 40 yards. He’s also a strong punter. Dre Hughes has two interceptions.
Walton at Etowah 

When, where: 7:30 p.m. Friday, Eagle Stadium, Woodstock

Records, rankings: Walton is 3-0 overall, 1-0 in Region 5-AAAAAA and No. 8; Etowah is 3-0, 1-0 and No. 7.
Last meeting: Etowah won 40-13 in 2014.
Watch the game: On television on GPB.
Three things to know: 1. Walton QB Addison Shoup has passed for 703 yards and six touchdowns and rushed for 175 yards, including a season-high 114 in a 34-20 victory against Lassiter last week. The leading rusher is K.K. Brooks, who ran for half of his 400 yards last week. TE Sam Letton has 17 receptions for 351 yards and five TDs. Walton had 533 yards of offense against Lassiter. 2. Etowah’s offense has been rolling, averaging 46.3 points in victories against Marietta, Sequoyah and Cherokee. QB Patrick Ferris has passed for 511 yards, including a season-best 217 against Marietta. RB Tyray Devezin had 224 yards and two touchdowns rushing in a 36-21 victory against Cherokee last week. 3. Walton and Etowah were projected by the computer Maxwell Ratings during the preseason as likely playoff teams from 5-AAAAAA, along with defending region champion Milton and fifth-ranked Roswell. The winner of this game will retain at least a share of first place and be well-positioned for a run at the region title.
Ware County at Coffee
When, where: 7:30 p.m. Friday, Jardine Stadium, Douglas
Records, rankings: Ware County is 2-0 overall, 0-0 in Region 3-AAAAA and No. 6; Coffee is 2-0, 0-0 and No. 7.
Last meeting: Ware County won 24-21 in 2014.
Three things to know: 1. This is the opening game in region play for both teams but could ultimately determine the 3-AAAAA champion, as was the case last year when both teams were undefeated in their other region games. Tenth-ranked Glynn Academy, which plays both teams in the next month, also will be a factor. 2. Ware County and Coffee both lean heavily on the running game. Ware County rushes for 223 yards and attempts just six passes per game. Senior Jaquez Bolds is the leading rusher, with 163 yards and three touchdowns on 14 carries in two lopsided victories. Coffee is led by junior Demetrius Davis, who has 16 carries for 229 yards and four touchdowns, including an 85-yarder just 17 seconds into a 38-0 victory over Savannah two weeks ago. 3. Both teams have been strong defensively. Ware County, which allowed 9.3 points per game in 2014, has given up just two touchdowns in wins over Brooks County and Hampton. Coffee opened the season with consecutive shutouts for the first time since 2008.
West Laurens at Westside (Macon)
When, where: 7:30 p.m. Friday, Ed Defore Sports Complex, Macon
Records, rankings: West Laurens is 3-0 and No. 4 in Class AAAA; Westside is 2-0 and No. 8 in AAA.
Last meeting: Westside won 36-10 in 2014.
Three things to know:1. In the 2014 game, Marques Sanford (now at Murray State) returned an interception for a touchdown for Westside’s first touchdown, then caught a 32-yard TD pass late in the first half to give Westside the lead for good at 15-10. Westside leads the series 5-0. 2. West Laurens has rushed for 660 yards and passed for 211 in two games. RB Darius Bradford, a 1,000-yard rusher last season, has run for 276 yards in three games despite sitting out five of six second-half quarters. Isaiah Moorman has rushed for 159 yards and two touchdowns on 16 carries. 3. Westside entered the Top 10 this week on the strength of a 30-10 victory over Harris County. RB Donta Pate rushed for 125 yards on 21 carries. QB Savion Knowlton threw three TD passes in an opening victory over Rutland.
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Watch The Games
On TV
Today
*Beach at Toombs County, 7 p.m., WSAV My LC 3.2 (Savannah)
Friday
*Walton at Etowah, 7:30 p.m., GPB
On the Web
NFHS Network
The NFHS Network will present live streaming of the following games this week. To view the games, click here. Note that the times listed are the start of the broadcast and not necessarily the kickoff time, and that more games might be added to the schedule.
Friday
*Bacon County at Charlton County, 7 p.m.
*Gordon Central at Calhoun, 7 p.m.
*Lanier at Flowery Branch, 7 p.m.
*Troup at Harris County, 7 p.m.
*Cedar Shoals at Clarke Central, 7:15 p.m.
*Cook at Pierce County, 7:15 p.m.
*Effingham County at South Effingham, 7:30 p.m.
*Elbert County at Westminster, 7:30 p.m.
*Heritage (Conyers) at Loganville, 7:30 p.m.
*Lovett at Woodward Academy, 7:30 p.m.
*Ridgeland at Dade County, 7:30 p.m.
*Rockdale County at Lowndes, 7:30 p.m.
*South Cobb at Marietta, 7:30 p.m.
*Westside (Augusta) at Lincoln County, 7:30 p.m.
*Marist at Arabia Mountain, 8:30 p.m.
*Newnan at Sandy Creek, 7:15 p.m.
*McEachern at Peachtree Ridge, 7:30 p.m.

Trivia Presented By 63 ANGLS
What is the most common nickname of football teams in the Georgia High School Association? (Answer Friday)
Answer to Wednesday’s question: The three teams that were winless one year ago today that reached the state championship games at the Georgia Dome were Archer (AAAAAA), St. Pius (AAAA) and Eagle’s Landing Christian (A private).
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Four Questions
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GHSF Daily asked Georgia head coaches to answer these four questions. We’ll report from a different head coach each day.
Wendell Early, Heritage (Conyers)
1. What is the most memorable game you’ve been a part of as a player or coach? “My senior year in high school at Miramar in South Florida, we played South Broward for a chance to win our first district championship in history. The game went down to the wire with the lead changing hands several times. Back then, we didn’t play tie-breakers, and when they scored with seconds left, they decided to go for two. My good friend Rocky Bonawitz made a fantastic goal-line interception to stop the two-point conversion. It was the first time in school history we won the district and got a playoff berth. Back then, only the district champions went to ‘The Show.'”
2. Which high school coach would you want your son to play for, and why? “This is an easy one. I’d have wanted him to play for the man I played for: Jim Scroggins. Playing for Jim Scroggins was what made me want to be a football coach. His daily leadership and strong faith in God is why I am where and who I am today.” [Scroggins was Early’s coach at Miramar. He later was head coach at Cook and led the Hornets to the 2007 Class AA semifinals.]
3. What is your favorite saying/motto? “Proverbs 22:1: A good name is to be more desired than great riches; Favor is better than silver or gold.”
4. Which GHSA policy or high school football rule would you most like to see changed? “Obviously the transfer rule. Personally, I think most kids transfer due to recruiting by other coaches, players and/or ‘interested parties.’ Some coaches out there think good coaching is recruiting someone else’s players. All they are doing is telling their own kids that they’re not good enough and he’s going after someone else’s player. I think the next most frequent reason is due to the coach running a tough, demanding program. It is not the popular trend in today’s society to be committed and live by the expectations of the coach. A youngster [who] can’t or won’t make it is subject to some tough consequences and then runs away to the school down the street rather than taking the ‘behavior modification,’ learning from it and growing from the experience. It is a sad state of affairs. It ruined high school football in Florida, and it is threatening to ruin it here. I’m not sure what the best way to enforce it, but it is a huge problem.”
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Weekend Preview: GHSF Daily’s 10 Best Presented By The Learning Company
Watch The Games
Trivia Presented By 63 ANGLS: Most common nickname of teams in Georgia
Four Questions Presented By September Cancer Awareness Month: Heritage (Conyers) coach Wendell Early
List Presented By First Commercial Real Estate: Unique nicknames of Georgia teams
Maxwell Projections
Region Standings: Classes AAAA and AAA
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Unique nicknames
There are 419 football-playing schools in Georgia. Only 50 have unique nicknames. Different spellings of the same nickname are not included. Barely included were the Purple Hurricane of Fitzgerald (as opposed to the Monroe Area and Cartersville Purple Hurricanes) and the Fighting Patriots of Sandy Creek (as opposed to 12 other teams called Patriots.)

Angoras – Clarkston
Astros – Douglass
Atom Smashers – Johnson (Savannah)
Battle Creek Warriors – Tattnall County
Bearcats – Bainbridge
Black Knights – Central Gwinnett
Blazers – Baconton
Blue Jackets – Savannah
Blue Tide – Long County
Broncos – Brookwood
Bruins – Northwest Whitfield
Cadets – Benedictine
Catamounts – Dalton
Cherokees – Kendrick
Cobras – Twiggs County
Colonels – Cass
Colts – Coahulla Creek
Comets – South Gwinnett
Demons – Warner Robins
Fighting Patriots – Sandy Creek
Gamecocks – Screven County
Gators – Ware County
Golden Bears – Holy Innocents’
Golden Eagles – Eagle’s Landing
Golden Lions – St. Pius
Grangers – LaGrange
Gray Knights – Grady
Grizzlies – Creekview
Herons – Brantley County
Hoyas – Harrison
Huskies – Howard
Leopards – Banks County
Mountaineers – North Murray
Musketeers – Richmond Academy
Owls – Spencer
Packers – Colquitt County
Purple Hurricane – Fitzgerald
Ramblers – LaFayette
RazorBacks – Cross Creek
Red Elephants – Gainesville
Red Jackets – Jordan
Royal Knights – Stewart County
Royals – Bleckley County
Saints – Cedar Grove
Screaming Devils – Warren Co.
Sharks – Islands
Storm – Providence Christian
Syrupmakers – Cairo
Terrors – Glynn Academy
Tornadoes – Monroe
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Maxwell Projections
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 historical scores, weighing the more recent seasons the most heavily. Games involving out-of-state teams are not included because of lack of data on those opponents.
Today’s games
Columbus vs. Manchester -5
Luella at Forest Park -22
New Hampstead vs. Islands -11
Toombs Co. vs. Beach -14
Westover vs. Northside, Col. -18
Friday’s games
Adairsville at Ringgold -4
Alexander at Chapel Hill -28
Allatoona vs. Lithia Springs -39
Alpharetta at Johns Creek -36
Appling Co. at Tattnall Co. -11
Aquinas at Our Lady of Mercy -11
Athens Acd. at Oglethorpe Co. -26
Atkinson Co. at Baconton -13
B.E.S.T. Academy at Therrell -13
Bainbridge at Monroe -12
Banks Co. at East Jackson -14
Benedictine vs. Liberty Co. -34
Blessed Trinity vs. Creekview -23
Bowdon at Cedartown -1
Brookwood vs. Parkview -2
Calhoun vs. Gordon Central -42
Camden Co. vs. Brunswick -27
Campbell at Lakeside, Atlanta -15
Cartersville vs. North Paulding -17
Carver, Atlanta vs. Dunwoody -17
Cedar Grove vs. Miller Grove -14
Central, Carrollton vs. Hardaway -35
Central, Macon at Jordan -15
Charlton Co. vs. Bacon Co. -4
Chattooga vs. Fellowship Christian -8
Christian Heritage at Gordon Lee -5
Clarke Central vs. Cedar Shoals -16
Clinch Co. vs. Berrien -20
Columbia at Stone Mountain -32
Cook at Pierce Co. -8
Coosa vs. Rockmart -2
Crawford Co. vs. Stewart Co. -27
Creekside vs. Druid Hills -40
Dacula vs. Berkmar -31
Dalton at North Atlanta -35
Darlington at King’s Ridge Christ. -27
Dawson Co. vs. Heritage, Ringgold -8
Decatur vs. Towers -20
Dodge Co. vs. Savannah -38
Douglas Co. vs. Kennesaw Mtn. -8
Drew at North Clayton -27
Dublin vs. Twiggs Co. -40
Dutchtown at Starr’s Mill -3
ELCA vs. Mount Pisgah Christian -21
East Coweta vs. Whitewater -13
East Laurens vs. Jenkins Co. -3
East Paulding at South Paulding -3
Elbert Co. at Westminster -2
Emanuel Co. Institute vs. Portal -31
Evans vs. Grovetown -15
Fannin Co. at Armuchee -29
First Presbyterian at Monticello -8
Forsyth Central vs. Cass -3
Gainesville at Winder-Barrow -25
Grayson vs. Archer -2
Greene Co. vs. Morgan Co. -1
Greenville vs. Schley Co. -25
Griffin at Eastside -15
Groves at Windsor Forest -15
Hancock Central vs. Josey -4
Hapeville at Riverside Military -22
Harris Co. vs. Troup -10
Harrison vs. Osborne -39
Hawkinsville at Taylor Co. -23
Heard Co. vs. South Atlanta -34
Henry Co. vs. Mount Zion, Jones. -3
Hephzibah at Glascock Co. -24
Hillgrove vs. Lovejoy -4
Hiram at Paulding Co. -3
Houston Co. at Richmond Acd. -30
Howard vs. Rutland -13
Jackson at Kendrick -21
Jeff Davis vs. Montgomery Co. -24
Jefferson at Commerce -27
Jefferson Co. at Wash.-Wilkes -14
Johnson Co. vs. Wilkinson Co. -4
Jones Co. vs. Greenbrier -32
Jonesboro at Eagle’s Landing -13
Kell vs. Sequoyah -16
Lakeview Acd. vs. Towns Co. -17
Lakeview-FO. vs. Coahulla Creek -8
Lambert vs. Centennial -11
Laney vs. Albany -37
Lanier at Flowery Branch -17
Lincoln Co. vs. Westside, Augusta -12
Locust Grove vs. Pike Co. -25
Loganville vs. Heritage, Conyers -18
Lowndes vs. Rockdale Co. -35
Lumpkin Co. at Johnson, Gainesville -5
Macon Co. vs. Perry -17
Marietta vs. South Cobb -1
Marion Co. vs. Dooly Co. -17
Marist at Arabia Mountain -24
Mary Persons at Lamar Co. -19
McEachern at Peachtree Ridge -18
McIntosh vs. Ola -2
Meadowcreek at Clarkston -33
Metter vs. Long Co. -16
Model vs. Bremen -16
Mount de Sales at Georgia Military -11
Mt. Zion, Carroll at Whitefield Acd. -10
Mundy’s Mill vs. Union Grove -26
New Manchester vs. Villa Rica -14
North Cobb at Monroe Area -33
Northgate vs. Woodland, Stock. -14
Northside, W.R. at Lakeside, Ev. -26
Northview vs. North Forsyth -5
NW Whitfield at SE Whitfield -32
Oconee Co. at Putnam Co. -16
Pace Academy vs. White Co. -16
Pacelli at Central, Talbotton -29
Peach Co. vs. Southwest -31
Pelham at Miller Co. -20
Pepperell at Chestatee -12
Pinecrest Academy at Walker -12
Prince Avenue at George Walton -30
Rabun Co. at Jackson Co. -5
Richmond Hill vs. Bradwell Inst. -19
Ridgeland at Dade Co. -1
River Ridge at North Springs -7
Riverdale at Hampton -29
Rome at Cambridge -3
Roswell vs. Milton -4
Roswell at Lassiter 0
Salem at Apalachee -24
Sandy Creek vs. Newnan -3
Sav. Christ. vs. Sav. Country Day -19
Seminole Co. vs. Mitchell Co. -10
Sonoraville vs. North Murray -16
South Effingham vs. Effingham Co. -1
South Forsyth vs. Habersham -33
South Gwinnett at Central Gwinnett -3
Southeast Bulloch vs. Bryan Co. -7
Spalding at Walnut Grove -20
Sprayberry at Woodland, Carters. -24
St. Pius at Lithonia -24
Stephenson at Banneker -31
Stockbridge at Morrow -41
Tattnall Square at Strong Rock -36
Telfair Co. at Treutlen -5
Temple vs. Social Circle -6
Thomas Co. Central at Am.-Sumter -17
Thomson at Hart Co. -2
Tift Co. vs. Baldwin -25
Trion vs. LaFayette -19
Turner Co. vs. Randolph-Clay -26
Upson-Lee at Northeast -24
Valdosta vs. Thomasville -27
Walton at Etowah -4
Ware Co. at Coffee -1
Warner Robins vs. Cross Creek -38
Warren Co. vs. Harlem -1
Washington vs. Jackson, Atlanta -3
Washington Co. vs. Veterans -18
West Forsyth vs. Chattahoochee -23
West Hall at North Hall -5
West Laurens at Westside, Macon -5
Westlake vs. Newton -7
Wilcox Co. vs. Calhoun Co. -18
Woodstock vs. Pope -8
Woodward Academy vs. Lovett -18
Worth Co. at Crisp Co. -7
Saturday’s games
Douglass vs. McNair -5
Grady at Redan -25
KIPP Atlanta vs. N. Cobb Christian -15
Pebblebrook at Alcovy -9
Wheeler Co. at Mount Vernon -4

Region Standings: Classes AAAA and AAA
Region 1-AAAA
Division A
Team
Reg.
All
Last week
This week*
Monroe
0-0
2-0
Did not play
vs. Bainbridge (M)
Thomas Co. Central
0-0
1-1
d. Riverdale 42-19
at Americus-Sumter
Cairo
0-0
0-1
l. to Bainbridge 21-7
vs. West Florida
Albany
0-0
0-2
l. to Terrell Co. 26-18
at Laney
Crisp County
0-0
0-2
l. to Colquitt Co. 37-7
vs. Worth Co.
Division B
Team
Reg.
All
Last week
This week
Bainbridge
0-0
2-0
d. Cairo 21-7
at Monroe (M)
Dougherty
0-0
2-0
d. Randolph-Clay 28-8
Does not play
Americus-Sumter
0-0
1-2
d. Shaw 65-49
vs. Thomas Co. Central
Westover
0-0
0-2
l. to Jonesboro 27-7
vs. N’side, Col. (tod., M)
Worth County
0-0
0-2
l. to Lee Co. 42-23
at Crisp Co.
Region 2-AAAA
Team
Reg.
All
Last week
This week
Howard
0-0
3-0
d. Central, Macon 30-29
vs. Rutland (H)
West Laurens
0-0
3-0
d. Bleckley Co. 42-7
at Westside, Macon (ED)
Baldwin
0-0
2-0
d. Alcovy 27-0
at Tift Co.
Mary Persons
0-0
2-0
d. Washington Co. 38-14
at Lamar Co.
Upson-Lee
0-0
1-0
d. Pike Co. 37-0
at Northeast (TH)
Perry
0-0
0-2
l. to Peach Co. 13-6
at Macon Co.
Veterans
0-0
0-2
l. to Macon Co. 52-20
at Washington Co.
Region 3-AAAA
Team
Reg.
All
Last week
This week
Burke County
0-0
3-0
d. Griffin 28-27
vs. North Augusta, S.C.
Thomson
0-0
2-0
Did not play
at Hart Co.
Liberty County
0-0
2-1
d. McIntosh Co. Ac. 33-0
at Benedictine
Wayne County
0-0
2-1
d. Statesboro 20-6
vs. Oak Leaf, Fla.
Windsor Forest
0-0
0-2
l. to Savannah 21-3
vs. Groves (SM)
New Hampstead
2-1
d. Groves 22-19
vs. Islands (today, P)
Region 4-AAAA
Division A
Team
Reg.
All
Last week
This week
Eagle’s Landing
0-0
2-0
d. Southwest 45-20
vs. Jonesboro
Eastside
0-0
2-0
d. Madison Co. 38-10
vs. Griffin (SH)
Locust Grove
0-0
2-0
d. Union Grove 57-17
vs. Pike Co.
Walnut Grove
0-0
1-1
l. to Monroe Area 28-27
vs. Spalding
Hampton
0-0
0-2
l. to Sandy Creek 49-6
vs. Riverdale
Henry County
0-0
0-2
Did not play
vs. Mt. Zion, Jonesboro
Division B
Team
Reg.
All
Last week
This week
Jonesboro
1-0
3-0
d. Westover 27-7
at Eagle’s Landing
Spalding
0-0
2-0
d. LaGrange 20-9
at Walnut Grove
Griffin
0-0
1-1
l. to Burke Co. 28-27
at Eastside (SH)
Riverdale
0-0
1-1
l. to Thomas Cent. 42-19
at Hampton
Pike County
0-0
0-2
l. to Upson-Lee 37-0
at Locust Grove
Mt. Zion (Jonesboro)
0-1
1-1
Did not play
at Henry Co.
Region 5-AAAA
Team
Reg.
All
Last week
This week
Woodward Academy
0-0
2-0
d. St. Pius 36-29
vs. Lovett
Sandy Creek
0-0
2-1
d. Hampton 49-6
vs. Newnan
Whitewater
0-0
1-1
d. Banneker 14-0
at East Coweta
Troup
0-0
0-2
l. to Northgate 56-6
at Harris Co.
Carrollton
0-0
0-3
l. to Calhoun 24-20
Does not play
Fayette County
0-0
0-3
l. to Starr’s Mill 31-14
Does not play
Region 6-AAAA
Team
Reg.
All
Last week
This week
Lithonia
0-0
2-0
d. Towers 21-0
vs. St. Pius (PV)
Redan
0-0
2-0
Did not play
vs. Grady (Sat., AV)
Chamblee
0-0
1-1
l. to Dunwoody 3-0
Does not play
Grady
0-0
1-1
l. to Carver, Atlanta 24-6
at Redan (Sat., AV)
Marist
0-0
1-1
d. Lovett 16-15
at Arabia Mountain (HS)
Arabia Mountain
0-0
0-2
Did not play
vs. Marist (HS)
Columbia
0-0
0-2
Did not play
at Stone Mountain (AV)
St. Pius
0-0
0-2
l. to Woodward Ac. 36-29
at Lithonia (PV)
Stone Mountain
0-0
0-2
l. to Tucker 69-12
vs. Columbia (AV)
Cross Keys
0-2
l. to Douglass 64-0
Does not play
Region 7-AAAA
Team
Reg.
All
Last week
This week
Cartersville
0-0
2-0
d. North Cobb 34-31
vs. North Paulding
Northwest Whitfield
0-0
2-0
d. Cedartown 42-13
at Southeast Whitfield
Pickens
0-0
2-0
d. East Hall 52-28
Does not play
Southeast Whitfield
0-0
2-1
d. Gordon Central 45-0
vs. Northwest Whitfield
Gilmer
0-0
1-1
l. to Dawson Co. 23-9
Does not play
Heritage (Ringgold)
0-0
1-1
d. Lakeview-FO 49-14
at Dawson Co.
LaFayette
0-0
1-1
l. to Gordon Lee 41-7
at Trion
Ridgeland
0-0
0-2
Did not play
at Dade Co.
Region 8-AAAA
Team
Reg.
All
Last week
This week
Buford
0-0
2-1
l. to McEachern 37-14
Does not play
Monroe Area
0-0
1-1
d. Walnut Grove 28-27
vs. North Cobb
Stephens County
0-0
1-1
l. to Elbert Co. 34-30
at Blue Ridge, S.C.
North Hall
0-0
0-1
l. to Jefferson 35-0
vs. West Hall
Chestatee
0-0
0-2
l. to West Hall 42-3
vs. Pepperell
North Oconee
0-0
0-2
Did not play
Does not play
White County
0-0
0-2
l. to Jackson Co. 17-0
at Pace Academy
Madison County
0-0
0-3
l. to Eastside 38-10
Does not play
Johnson (Gaines.)
1-2
l. to Banks Co. 27-14
vs. Lumpkin Co.
Region 1-AAA
Division A
Team
Reg.
All
Last week
This week*
Dodge County
1-0
2-0
Did not play
vs. Savannah
Tattnall County
0-0
2-0
d. Beach 34-6
vs. Appling Co.
Cook
0-0
1-1
d. Berrien 20-0
at Pierce Co.
Pierce County
0-0
1-1
l. to Bacon Co. 41-40
vs. Cook
Toombs County
0-0
1-1
l. to Vidalia 31-20
vs. Beach (today)
Appling County
0-0
0-2
l. to Jenkins 14-7
at Tattnall Co.
Brantley County
0-1
2-1
d. Islands 27-0
Does not play
Division B
Team
Reg.
All
Last week
This week
Beach
1-0
2-1
l. to Tattnall Co. 34-6
at Toombs Co. (today)
Jenkins
0-0
2-1
d. Appling Co. 14-7
Does not play
Islands
0-0
1-1
l. to Brantley Co. 27-0
at New H’stead (tod., P)
Savannah
0-1
1-2
d. Windsor Forest 21-3
at Dodge Co.
Johnson (Savannah)
0-0
0-2
l. to Richmond Hill 58-0
at Bluffton, S.C.
Southeast Bulloch
0-0
0-2
l. to S. Effingham 37-13
vs. Bryan Co.
Region 2-AAA
Team
Reg.
All
Last week
This week
Westside (Macon)
1-0
2-0
d. Harris Co. 30-10
vs. West Laurens (ED)
Central (Macon)
0-0
1-1
l. to Howard 30-29
at Jordan (K)
Jackson
0-0
1-1
d. Monticello 28-0
at Kendrick (CM)
Jordan
0-0
1-1
d. Hardaway 41-33
vs. Central, Macon (K)
Kendrick
0-0
1-1
Did not play
vs. Jackson (CM)
Peach County
0-0
1-1
d. Perry 13-6
vs. Southwest
Southwest
0-0
1-1
l. to Eagle’s Land. 45-20
at Peach Co.
Spencer
0-0
1-1
d. Northside, Col. 21-0
Does not play
Rutland
0-1
1-1
d. Northeast 34-28
at Howard (H)
Region 3-AAA
Team
Reg.
All
Last week
This week
Josey
0-0
2-0
d. Butler 33-30
at Hancock Central
Laney
0-0
1-1
d. Westminster 10-3
vs. Albany
Westside (Augusta)
0-0
1-2
l. to Screven Co. 42-0
at Lincoln Co.
Butler
0-0
0-1
l. to Josey 33-30
Does not play
Hephzibah
0-0
0-1
Did not play
at Glascock Co.
Glenn Hills
0-0
0-2
Did not play
vs. South Aiken, S.C.
Washington County
0-0
0-2
l. to Mary Persons 38-14
vs. Veterans
Region 4-AAA
Division A
Team
Reg.
All
Last week
This week
Cedar Grove
0-0
1-1
Did not play
vs. Miller Grove (PV)
Jackson (Atlanta)
0-0
1-1
l. to Decatur 24-6
at Washington (L)
McNair
0-0
0-2
l. to Therrell 34-13
vs. Douglass (Sat., PV)
North Clayton
0-0
0-2
l. to Mount Paran 42-18
vs. Drew (SC)
South Atlanta
0-0
0-2
Did not play
at Heard Co.
Towers
0-0
0-2
l. to Lithonia 21-0
at Decatur
Division B
Team
Reg.
All
Last week
This week
Blessed Trinity
0-0
2-0
d. Sequoyah 28-10
vs. Creekview
Douglass
0-0
2-0
d. Cross Keys 64-0
at McNair (Sat., PV)
Decatur
0-0
1-1
d. Jackson, Atlanta 24-6
vs. Towers
Therrell
0-0
1-1
d. McNair 34-13
vs. B.E.S.T. Acd. (G)
Westminster
0-0
1-1
l. to Laney 10-3
vs. Elbert Co.
Washington
0-0
0-2
Did not play
vs. Jackson, Atlanta (L)
Region 5-AAA
Team
Reg.
All
Last week
This week
Central (Carrollton)
0-0
2-0
d. B.E.S.T. Acad. 33-12
vs. Hardaway
Callaway
0-0
2-1
d. Heard Co. 20-17
Does not play
Pepperell
0-0
1-1
d. Bowdon 40-13
at Chestatee
Rockmart
0-0
1-1
l. to Sonoraville 32-14
at Coosa
Cedartown
0-0
0-2
l. to NW Whitfield 42-13
vs. Bowdon
Haralson County
0-0
0-2
l. to Mt. Zion, Carroll 21-0
Does not play
Region 6-AAA
Team
Reg.
All
Last week
This week
Adairsville
0-0
2-0
Did not play
at Ringgold
Calhoun
0-0
2-0
d. Carrollton 24-20
vs. Gordon Central
Murray County
0-0
1-1
l. to Fannin Co. 22-10
Does not play
Ringgold
0-0
1-1
Did not play
vs. Adairsville
Sonoraville
0-0
1-1
d. Rockmart 32-14
vs. North Murray
Coahulla Creek
0-0
0-2
l. to Armuchee 14-7
at Lakeview-Ft. Ogle.
Gordon Central
0-0
0-2
l. to SE Whitfield 45-0
at Calhoun
Lakeview-Ft. Ogle.
0-0
0-2
l. to Heritage, Rng. 49-14
vs. Coahulla Creek
North Murray
0-0
0-2
l. to Chattooga 32-16
at Sonoraville
Region 7-AAA
Team
Reg.
All
Last week
This week
West Hall
0-0
2-0
d. Chestatee 42-3
at North Hall
Banks County
0-0
1-1
d. Johnson, Gain. 27-14
at East Jackson
Dawson County
0-0
1-1
d. Gilmer 23-9
vs. Heritage, Catoosa
Fannin County
0-0
1-1
d. Murray Co. 22-10
at Armuchee
East Hall
0-0
0-2
l. to Pickens 52-28
Does not play
Franklin County
0-0
0-2
l. to Hart Co. 38-25
Does not play
Lumpkin County
0-0
0-2
l. to Union Co. 51-28
at Johnson, Gainesville
Region 8-AAA
Team
Reg.
All
Last week
This week
Jefferson
0-0
3-0
d. North Hall 35-0
at Commerce
Elbert County
0-0
2-0
d. Stephens Co. 34-30
at Westminster
Hart County
0-0
2-0
d. Franklin Co. 38-25
vs. Thomson
Jackson County
0-0
2-0
d. White Co. 17-0
vs. Rabun Co.
Oconee County
0-0
2-0
d. Athens Christian 41-7
at Putnam Co.
East Jackson
0-0
1-1
Did not play
vs. Banks Co.
Morgan County
0-0
0-2
l. to Putnam Co. 13-10
at Greene Co.
Note: All scores are courtesy of the Georgia High School Football Historians Association, Georgia Public Broadcasting and other media outlets. If a score is not accurate, it was reported incorrectly.
*All of this week’s games are Friday unless noted.
Stadium key: AV – Avondale; CM – Columbus Memorial; ED – Ed DeFore Sports Complex; G – Grady; H – Henderson; K – Kinnett; L – Lakewood; M – Mills; P – Pooler; PV – Panthersville; SC – Southern Crescent; SH – Sharp; SM – Savannah Memorial; TH – Thompson
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