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DECEMBER 9-10, 2016

TABLE OF CONTENTS 2016 STATE CHAMPIONSHIPS

FEATURES Letter from the Executive Director Georgia Dome Information Fall Champions Past State Champions GEMC Sportsmanship Award

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FRIDAY, DECEMBER 9

Class A Private Championship 10:00 AM - Fellowship Christian vs. Eagles Landing Christian

Class AAA Championship 1:00 PM - Cedar Grove vs. Greater Atlanta Christian

Class AAAAA Championship

TEAM INFORMATION Class AAAAAAA Team Information Class AAAAAA Team Information Class AAAAA Team Information Class AAAA Team Information Class AAA Team Information Class AA Team Information Class A-Private Team Information Class A-Public Team Information Class AAAAAAA Bracket Class AAAAAA Bracket Class AAAAA Bracket Class AAAA Bracket Class AAA Bracket Class AA Bracket Class A Brackets PUBLISHED BY SCORE ATLANTA, A DIVISION OF

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4:30 PM -Buford vs. Rome

Class AAAAAA Championship 8:00 PM - Valdosta vs. Tucker

SATURDAY, DECEMBER 10 Class A-Public Championship

10:00 AM - McIntosh County Academy vs. Macon County

Class AA Championship

1:00 pm - Benedictine vs. Fitzgerald

Class AAAA Championship

4:30 pm - Cartersville vs. Thomson

Class AAAAAAA Championship 8:00 pm - Roswell vs. Grayson

All games will be televised live in HD on Georgia Public Broadcasting, streamed live on GPB.org/sports and NFHSNetwork.com/ghsa and available by radio on 680 The Fan Family of Networks and Georgia News Network, which are available to GNN’s statewide radio network of 115 affiliates. The games will be available On Demand at GPB.org/sports and NFHSNetwork.com/ghsa and rebroadcast next week on GPB Knowledge.

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SPONSOR INDEX Regions Bank 2 Formetco 4 College Football Hall of Fame 4 Georgia National Guard 4 Hudl 16 Powerfit 16 EzGo 17 FieldTurf 17 Gatorade 18 NFHS 18 Wilson 19 GPB Sports 20 Georgia’s EMCs 21 Choice Hotels 30 MaxPreps 30 Sports Medicine South 30 TeamIP 31 Musco Lighting 31 Jostens 31 Otter’s Chicken 33 Mizuno 33 NFHS- Reason Why 37 TCSG 39 Georgia Farm Bureau Insurance Back Page

Order DVD copies of all televised games at NFHSNetwork.com. Live Stats by West Georgia Sports Information Services at GHSA.net/football

Photos on cover courtesy of Terance Johnson (Grayson & Cartersville), Cecil Copeland (ELCA), AJC/Jason Getz (GAC) and AJC/Daniel Varnado (Valdosta).

A WORD FROM THE EXECUTIVE DIRECTOR GREETINGS, Welcome to the GHSA -Tommy Guillebeau Football Championships presented by Georgia Farm Bureau Insurance. The players, coaches, cheerleaders and band members from these competing schools have put in many hours of work to prepare for this event. It is our hope that you will appreciate their skills and efforts in the magnificent setting of the Georgia Dome in this final state championship weekend. Our deepest gratitude to the Dome staff, who have served as professional hosts and will forever be a part of GHSA football history. The Georgia High School Association thanks you for your support of high school football throughout this season. Spectators are a very important part of all high school athletics, and this is especially true for the school for which you are cheering. We do want to remind you that good sportsmanship is an essential element of high school athletics, and today is no exception. Be positive in your support of all the participants. The GHSA office staff has been working for some time on the details that make these games special. Behind the scenes there is a group of hard-working volunteers who will donate many hours this weekend to make this experience better for all participants. The extremely skilled staff of the Georgia Dome works diligently to support the GHSA in this event, and they stand ready to assist you and your needs. We want to thank all these people for their dedicated work in making this a show-case event every year. The quality of GHSA events such as this one is made possible through the help of corporate partners whose ads are displayed in this program and around the field. The GHSA thanks these organizations, and we encourage you to support them whenever possible. People throughout the state of Georgia (and in parts of surrounding states) who cannot make it to the Dome this weekend will be able to share in the experience through live television production provided by Georgia Public Broadcasting. The GHSA thanks GPB for their fine work. These games are also being aired on a number of radio stations across the state on the GHSA Radio Network. Additionally, the games are to be streamed simultaneously on GPB.org/sports and on www.NFHSNetwork.com/GHSA. Now sit back and enjoy high school football at its finest - good luck to all!

Gary Phillips Executive Director

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GHSA 2016 STATE FOOTBALL CHAMPIONSHIPS

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DECEMBER 9-10, 2016

GENERAL INFORMATION The Georgia Dome, the largest cable-supported domed stadium in the world, opened in 1992. Located in downtown Atlanta, the Dome is the home venue for the Atlanta Falcons, and played host to Super Bowl XXVIII and XXXIV, hosted the gymnastics and basketball events for the 1996 Olympic Games and hosted both a Men’s and Women’s NCAA Final Four. Annually, the Dome hosts the Bank of America Atlanta Football classic, the SEC Football Championship and the Chick-fil-A Bowl. The Dome is equipped to handle large non-sporting events which include everything from major trade shows to concerts by such entertainers as the Rolling Stones and U2 to religious events by such ministers as Billy Graham and T.D. Jakes. Dome Celebration: The GHSA will celebrate the schools that have won championships at the Georgia Dome before the third and fourth games on Friday and Saturday.

High Schools Last Dance at Georgia Dome

Appreciation to Todd Holcomb & Chip Saye of GHSF Daily / AJC Sports for permission to reprint this story. This weekend will mark the end of the high school football season, but also the end of an era. The Georgia Dome will be a high school football venue for the final time. The Dome has been home to the finals since 2008, but the stadium’s 25-year history with Georgia high school football dates to the building’s opening in 1992. Until then, Georgia high school football rarely was played on such a big stage. On Sept. 5, 1992, the Corky Kell Classic matchup between Brookwood and McEachern was the first regular-season football game played in the Dome. The Atlanta Falcons played their season opener there the next day. “The Georgia Dome has without question elevated the status of high school football in Georgia,” said Dave Hunter, head coach of that 1992 Brookwood team and co-founder of the Corky Kell Classic. “The players have really looked forward to playing in a great facility, and every school that has played there says that their program has been enhanced because of ‘The Dome’ experience.” In the 25 seasons, 169 Georgia high schools have participated in the Dome’s 290 high school football games, according to the Georgia High School Football Historians Association. This weekend, Rome and Fellowship Christian will become the 170th and 171st high schools to play in the Dome. Here is a primer on the last Georgia Dome finals: What’s new: The eight championship games are the most ever. There were seven last season, five as recently as 2011 and four when Valdosta won its last state title in 1998. First-timers: Rome (AAAAA), Fellowship Christian (A private) and McIntosh County Academy (A public) are playing in their first state-championship games. Cedar Grove and Greater Atlanta Christian, the AAA finalists, have never won state titles. Rome, opened in 1992, has not won a state title in any sport. Favorites: The computer Maxwell Ratings, which correctly picked 15 of the 16 semifinals, peg Grayson (AAAAAA) and Macon County (A public) as the heaviest favorites, each by 14 points. Buford (AAAAA) and Valdosta (AAAAAA) are just two-point favorites. Maxwell’s other picks are Benedictine (eight points), Eagle’s Landing Christian (six), Greater Atlanta Christian (six) and Cartersville (six). All except Macon County were ranked No. 1 when the playoffs began. Top players: Seventeen of the state’s top 75 senior prospects, and 14 of the top 75 juniors, are in the finals, according to 247Sports’ composite rankings. Those include the No. 1 senior (Greater Atlanta Christian quarterback Davis Mills) and the No. 1 junior (Cart-

ersville quarterback Trevor Lawrence), not to mention the No. 1 sophomore (Grayson linebacker Owen Pappoe). Teams with the most top-75 seniors or juniors are Roswell (seven), Grayson (five), Buford and Cedar Grove (four each), Rome (three) and Tucker and GAC (two each). Pride of Roswell: State finalists Roswell (AAAAAAA) and Fellowship Christian (A private) are a mile apart. 68 long years: Fitzgerald hasn’t won a state title since 1948 despite four state-finals appearances and 10 trips to the semifinals in the meantime. Hottest of hot: Cartersville stands one victory from becoming the 11th team to produce back-to-back 15-0 seasons and the 19th to sustain a 30-game winning streak. Size matters: Valdosta and Tucker, the AAAAAA finalists, dropped into the second-highest classification this season when the GHSA trimmed the highest class to 48 schools. Macon County and McIntosh County Academy, the Class A public finalists, were in AA last season but moved down to a more populous Class A. Moved up: Buford and Greater Atlanta Christian moved up in classification this season because of a new GHSA rule aimed at private schools and city schools that get a significant number of students from outside their counties. Most of the schools forced to play up - including Woodward Academy, Marist, Jefferson, Lovett and Westminster prospered despite the penalty. Record: Macon County quarterback K’hari Lane is two touchdown passes from tying Hutson Mason’s 2009 single-season record of 54. Coaches trivia: Jeff Herron of Grayson can become the first head coach to win state titles at three schools. He has won at Oconee County and Camden County. He is one of 13 to have won with two schools. Bryan Lamar is the only coach among the 16 who is working at his alma mater. Rob Ridings of Thomson has won state titles as a defensive coordinator (1991 LaGrange) and an offensive coordinator (2002 Thomson) but never as a head coach. Roswell’s John Ford (1996 Brookwood) and Fitzgerald’s Jason Strickland (1991 Clinch County) can join a list of about 10 who have won GHSA state titles as head coaches and players. Gwinnett trifecta: Gwinnett County schools Grayson (AAAAAAA), Buford (AAAAA) and Greater Atlanta Christian (AAA) are ranked No. 1 entering their championship games. The last time a county claimed three champions was 1970, when Woodward Academy, Roswell and Lovett represented Fulton. The end: The Dome will be demolished in the next year. The GHSA expects to have the state finals in the new Mercedes Benz Stadium in 2017, though no deal has been made.

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GHSA 2016 STATE FOOTBALL CHAMPIONSHIPS Courtesy of Terance Johnson

Class AAAAAAA

Roswell vs. Grayson Saturday, December 10 | 8:00 PM By Craig Sager II

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ROSWELL 14-0, REGION 4 NO. 1 SEED

oswell finds itself in familiar territory after advancing to the state championship a year ago with a superb defense and perfect 14-0 record. Colquitt County stopped last year’s dream season short with a 30-13 victory in the Dome, but Roswell’s determination to make it back to the finals and the fact that they did so with an undefeated record demonstrates the Hornets’ resolve and the program’s determination to reach the top of Georgia High School Football. When Grayson won its last state title in 2011, Roswell was an 0-10 team. The program followed its winless season with a 3-7 finish in 2012 and then head coach John Ford took over in 2013 where they compiled a 12-10 record his first two years. In the past two seasons, Ford and his staff has won more games than any team in the state’s highest classification. Roswell opened the season with lopsided non-region wins over Buford (24-7), Central Gwinnett (31-6), Colquitt County (34-3), Archer (47-0) and Milton (17-0). The Hornets swept through these five teams with a 153-16 scoring edge. Etowah and Cherokee tested Roswell in competitive region games, while Lassiter, Walton and Woodstock were demolished by an average of 46 points per game. In the playoffs, Roswell’s defense has continued its success and included a 28-0 semifinal shutout over Westlake to set the tone for Saturday’s showdown with Grayson. Offensively, quarterback Malik Willis has been on a roll in the playoffs. The 6-foot-2 senior has passed for 240.5 yards per game with an efficient 16.6 yards per completion. Willis has 11 touchdowns with three interceptions during the postseason and has also rushed for five scores and 332 yards with a 7.9 yards per carry average. Sheldon Evans leads the backfield with his 119.5 rushing yards per game, while Jayden Comma also headlines this senior class at receiver with a team-high 10 receiving touchdowns this year. Defensively, Justin Ellis and Koby Cumberlander can disrupt quarterbacks and support LeAnthony Williams Jr., Xavier McKinney and the ball-hawking Hornets secondary.

2016 RESULTS BUFORD.................................................24-7 W CENTRAL GWINNETT..............................31-6 W COLQUITT COUNTY.................................34-3 W ARCHER.................................................47-0 W MILTON..................................................17-0 W LASSITER.............................................45-14 W WALTON...............................................55-10 W

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ETOWAH...............................................17-14 W WOODSTOCK..........................................59-7 W CHEROKEE...........................................20-14 W PEBBLEBROOK......................................45-7 W PEACHTREE RIDGE...............................29-12 W NORTH COBB.......................................42-21 W WESTLAKE.............................................28-0 W

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GRAYSON 13-1, REGION 8 NO. 1 SEED

he Rams head into Saturday’s state championship nightcap boasting a substantial combination of talent and experience. Not only is Grayson loaded with one of the nation’s most talented rosters, but the team has been tested by conquering one of the nation’s most difficult schedules. First-year head coach Jeff Herron has enculturated his own championship mindset into the program that captured its first state title just five Decembers ago under Mickey Conn. After starting his coaching career with a 63-25 record his first eight seasons, Herron has compiled a 223-27 record in the 19 seasons since, including four state titles at two different schools (Oconee County-1999, Camden County-2003, 2008, 2009). Herron’s debut in Green and Gold started with a 26-7 home loss to IMG Academy and the current 13-game winning streak started the following week with a 16-13 road win over McEachern. The Rams’ offense ignited Week 3 in a 39-14 win over Deerfield Beach, Fla. and has maintained a 47.3 points per game average the past 12 games. Quarterback Chase Brice has all the attributes of a championship quarterback and was outstanding in Grayson’s 44-26 win over Mill Creek in the semifinals. Propelling his team to a 38-14 lead at the half, the Clemson commit finished with 294 passing yards and four touchdowns. “It’s an amazing feeling,” Brice told the Gwinnett Daily Post after clinching a spot in the finals. “The last time I was in the Dome was Corky Kell freshman year against Colquitt and hopefully we can close it out senior year.” The previous week in the quarterfinals, Grayson dominated twotime defending champion Colquitt County 49-21 and it was the running game that forced a running clock in the road blowout. The Rams ran for 375 yards, including a 204-yard performance by Kurt Taylor, who scored three touchdowns and 103 yards by Jamyest Williams, who found the end zone twice. It will take Grayson’s offensive balance and big-play potential to move the chains against Roswell, but the Rams have proven their ability to find success against some of the top programs in the country already on their road to the Dome.

2016 RESULTS IMG ACADEMY (BRADENTON, FL)........ 26-7 L MCEACHERN.....................................16-13 W DEERFIELD BEACH (FL)....................39-14 W RAMSEY (BIRMINGHAM, AL)..............28-6 W ROCKDALE COUNTY............................60-0 W SHILOH...............................................70-6 W ARCHER..............................................38-0 W

NEWTON..............................................34-0 W HOOVER (AL.)....................................36-14 W SOUTH GWINNETT...............................45-3 W MOUNTAIN VIEW.................................56-7 W WOODSTOCK.....................................59-21 W COLQUITT COUNTY............................49-21 W MILL CREEK......................................44-26 W


DECEMBER 9-10, 2016

ROSWELL VS. GRAYSON CLASS AAAAAAA SKINNY

It’s a rematch of last year’s unforgettable semifinals when Roswell’s A.J. Smith hauled in a game-winning 35-yard touchdown with 10 seconds left to give the Hornets a 30-26 victory. While a semifinal rematch is an interesting storyline heading into the finals, there is much more star-power involved in this No. 1 vs. No. 2 showdown setting the stage for the main event of championship weekend. According to the 247sports composite rankings, Grayson has 12 of the top 250 senior prospects in Georgia, while Roswell has 10. Additionally, 13 of the top 100 ranked seniors in Georgia will be in this game. In what will mark the first-ever Class 7A state title game; this could very well be the most talent-filled championship matchup the state has ever seen.

ROSWELL HORNETS

GRAYSON RAMS

(Roswell, Ga.) • Green, White & Black • Region: 4-AAAAAA

(Grayson, Ga.) • Hunter Green & Gold • Region: 8-AAAAAA

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Gr. Pos.

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Grant Whiteman

10

LB

1

Sheldon Evans

12

RB

43

Cole Puckett

11

SS

2

Corey Reed

12

WR

44

Cole Anderson

11

LB/TE

3

Christian Ford

11

WR

46

Ci Jay Morgan

10

CB

4

LeAnthony Williams

12

CB

47

Dane Delaune

10

OLB

5

Jayden Comma

12

WR

6

Gabe Reeves

10

WR

48

Matthew Nay

10

OLB

7

Malik Willis

12

QB

49

Taylor McDonnell

10

DE

8

Kevin Holliday

11

SS

50

LaMon Titus

12

DL

9

Justin Ellis

12

DE

51

Joe Lee Schlatter

11

DL

10

Kentrell Barber

12

WR

52

Mitch Stone

12

LB

11

Melik Murchison

12

CB

53

Oscar Garcia

11

DL

12

Walter Warren

11

QB

54

Lucas Adams

12

OL

13

Jack Pinniger

11

SS

56

Cameron Schwartz

10

LS

14

Jujuan White

10

RB/DL

58

Rylan Summerour

12

OL

15

Xavier McKinney

12

FS

59

Kent Donaldson

11

OL

16

Jordan Ford

10

RB/CB

60

Shaun Rosenquist

10

DL

17

Justus Harris

12

CB

61

Chandler Egan

10

LS

18

Jalyn Williams

10

QB

62

Grant Silver

12

OL

19

Tripp Cooper

10

WR

64

Keshawn Lawrence

10

OL

20

Jesse Bridgman

11

SS

65

Carson Barrett

10

OL

21

Caleb Brown

11

LB

66

Alex Barrett

11

DL

22

Jaiden Harris

11

CB

67

Jack Whitten

10

DL

23

Thomas Bowie

11

SS

68

Charles Vickers

12

OL

24

Jacob Viccari

11

WR

70

Hudson Chuck

11

OL

25

Christian Smith

10

OLB

26

Sam Antona

10

FS

74

Alek Nikolich

10

OL

28

Ryan Pike

10

WR

75

Jack Nichols

12

OL

29

Cade Gonzales

12

LB

76

Sikander Sarwary

10

OL

30

Frankie Small

12

TE/DE

77

Jordan Tucker

12

OL

31

Sam DiRoberto

12

LB

78

D’Andre Johnson

10

DL

32

Koby Cumberlander

12

DE

79

Christian Martin

10

OL

33

Griffin Allen

10

WR

80

Matt Dovale

11

TE

34

Max Boyd

12

DL/TE

81

Jadon Henderson

10

WR

35

Kevin Hong

11

RB

83

Stephen Nganga

10

WR

36

Kamonty Jett

10

RB

86

Clayton Major

10

TE/DE

37

Tim Bolton

12

CB

88

Tyneil Hopper

11

TE/OLB

38

Matthew Smith

12

LS

89

James Luster

10

WR

39

Josh Reid

10

CB

91

Turner Barckhoff

12

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40

Bret Simons

11

LB

92

Jeffrey Lubin

10

CB

41

Matt Huelsman

10

LB

93

Thomas Green

10

CB

Head Coach: John Ford Assistant Coaches: Michael Brown, Bruce Cobleigh, Joen Coen, Lee Culp, Mark Diaz, Brad Elliott, Tommy Gilstrap, Tom Hall, Rick O’Buck, Cecil Brown, WIlliam Pannell, Jermaine Phillips, Jermale Ransby, Jim Rowell, Kevin Silver

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Jamyest Williams Tyler Lester Kenyatta Watson Chase Brice Yadon Johnson Evan Sturgill Terrence Bozeman Jordan Cornelius Kurt Taylor Matthew Greenway Owen Pappoe Deangelo Gibbs Breon Dixon Demetrius Murray Jaquavius Lane Josh Stinson Ishmail Abdul Xyre Wilson Aaron Brawley Elijah Shah Garwood Collins Kenyon Jackson Jake Killian Maurice Francis Omari DeBose Jordyn Elphic Jeremiah Smith J’Kori Jones Darius Martin Jaylen Fleming Troy Jackson Elijah Barnes Camron Thompson Emmanuel Coulter Treshun Willis Cameron Perez Quintin Thames Jalen Roach Keith Hernandez Daylin Hart Chandler Harris Mahari Stribling Will VanPamelen Brayon Velasquez Ronald Thompkins Hunter Lloyd Nasim Speller-Williams Herbert Winborne Jonathan Halyard Jalen Alexander Chris Carter Dylan Witt Jeffery Tubbs Johnnie Asibey Kevin Sanchez Tre Brown Kumi Sarpong Andrew Bridges Trevon Salter Dennarrio Stewart

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Solomon Egbe Myron Woods Zach Bush Jalen Haynes Eugene Mafah Andru Sepulveda Luke Seale Caelan Johnson Michael Watson Clarke Hubbard Fred Raynes Steven Banks Coby Roye Payton Kong Scotty Wirth Andrew Clements Ellison Hubbard Nathan Laskowski C.J. Royal Marcel Alfred Landon Wade Gunner Riffle Wanya Morris Trente Jones Chilton Tolliver Evan Drake Tiger McIntosh Keenan Hogan Richie Simon Cam Karambelas Jalen Jackson Josh Fryer John Taylor Evan Lindsey Brayden House Brode Rozar Ethan Painter Jesse Johnson Will Taylor Tony Gray Ryan Taylor Matthew Duffie Ezekial Winborne Marvin Smith Danny Asibey Isaiah Land Kevin Harris Kenny Davis Amir Burns Jordan McDay Martin Burge Justin Scola Jordan Johnson Anthony Lazenby Cameron Bernard Tru Thompson Donte Gomes Hayden Gilford-Aniagor Lyle Tobin Eli Schieffelin

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LB DB TE/LB WR/DB DL TE OL OL/DL OL/DL OL DL DL OL/DL DL OL/DL OL OL OL/DL OL/DL OL OL/DL OL OL OL DL OL OL OL OL S OL OL OL OL OL/DL OL OL DL WR/DB DB WR/DB WR/DB DL DL K DB WR K LB TE DB DL DL WR LB TE TE

Head Coach: Jeff Herron

Assistant Coaches: Steve Brooks, Mike Inman, Sebastian Smith, Taylor Burgess,

Jonathan Sanks, Matt Sorrelis, Rob Patton, Shane Davis, Michael Pollock, Mike Penzent, Dante Williams, Major Herron, Duvall Braxton, Randy Clark

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GHSA 2016 STATE FOOTBALL CHAMPIONSHIPS

Courtesy of Judy Spain

Class AAAAAA

Tucker vs. Valdosta Friday, December 9 | 8:00 PM By Craig Sager II

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TUCKER 13-1, REGION 4 NO. 1 SEED

ucker returns to the finals for the first time since 2013 and searches for the school’s third state title after winning the crown in 2008 and 2011. Head coach Bryan Lamar’s squad opened the season with a 20-13 loss to Kell in the 25th anniversary of the Corky Kell Classic, but has strung together a 13-game winning stretch while growing as a contender for the state title in each week since. The Tigers went down to Colquitt County to close non-region play on Sept. 3 and battled out a 21-20 win. In Region 4 play, Tucker swept its seven opponents and included a 31-0 win over rival Stephenson in the region championship game to set the tone for what’s been an even more impressive playoff run. After cruising past Bradwell Institute in the first round, Tucker has scored wins over 2016 powers Harrison (23-7), Mays (28-21) and Northside-Warner Robins (22-7) on its road to the Dome. Defensively, 6-foot-3, 260-pound senior Aaron Sterling is one of the state’s top playmakers at defensive end. Sterling added to his season-long highlight tape in the semifinals with a fumble recovery on a botched option pitch that he scooped and scored from 42 yards out. In the win over Harrison in the second round, Sterling posted a career-high six sacks to go with a season-high 12 tackles. Offensively, wide receiver Josh Vann is coming off an incredible semifinal performance that included six receptions for 117 yards and two touchdowns. Vann’s final score came on a 58-yard touchdown reception that pushed the score to 22-7. Vann leads Tucker with 13 receiving touchdowns this season. In the Tigers’ backfield, Chris Broadwater and Taurean Taylor form a two-headed rushing attack that combines the power of Broadwater and the quickness of Taylor. Broadwater has rushed in 21 touchdowns this season, while Taylor has accounted for 16 rushing scores. Quarterback Xavier Shepard uses the skillset of Vann to make plays down the field in order to keep the talented running game flourishing and near their 250 yards per game average.

2016 RESULTS KELL..................................................... L 20-13 LAKESIDE (ATLANTA)...........................W 48-10 COLQUITT COUNTY...............................W 21-20 JONESBORO...........................................W 58-0 M.L. KING..............................................W 55-0 MUNDY’S MILL....................................W 34-14 LOVEJOY..............................................W 29-26

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DREW.....................................................W 41-7 MOUNT ZION (JONESBORO)...................W 45-0 STEPHENSON.........................................W 31-0 BRADWELL INSTITUTE.........................W 48-15 HARRISON.............................................W 23-7 MAYS...................................................W 28-21 NORTHSIDE (WR)...................................W 22-7

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VALDOSTA 13-1, REGION 1, NO. 1 SEED

aldosta’s lone loss came in a 45-24 matchup with Colquitt County in non-region play, but the Wildcats emerged from arguably the state’s most talented regions with a flawless record and have continued this dominance in the playoffs. Valdosta took the region title in a pool of teams that included Northside-Warner Robins, Lee County, Coffee and Houston County. In addition to Colquitt County, the Wildcats also shared Stephenson and Northside-Warner Robins as common opponents with Tucker, and scored victories in both contests. Head coach Alan Rodemaker has made a strong first impression in his inagural season leading the nation’s all-time winningest high school program. The Wildcats’ 13-1 record this season is the highest win total since 1998, which coincidentally marks the last time the school added a state title to a shelve that currently holds 23 state crowns. In the semifinals, the Wildcats took a road trip to Dalton where the undefeated Catamounts waited. Valdosta limited Dalton to just 80 total yards in the first half and held their star running back Ahmaad Tanner to a modest 48 rushing yards. Josh Belton meanwhile quarterbacked Valdosta to a 27-6 victory over Dalton with his best performance of the year. Belton finished the game 15 of 21 passing for 190 yards and four touchdowns. It was Belton’s night as co-quarterback Hunter Holt left the game in the third quarter with injuries still lingering from the quarterfinals victory over Stephenson. Belton and Holt have shared the quarterback role throughout the season. Belton connected with J.R. Ingram for two of his touchdown passes on Friday, including the final score after Dalton cut the deficit to 21-6. Up front, Jared Allen leads an offensive line that has experience playing together and a high-football IQ needed to match up with aggressive defenses built on physical disruption like Tucker. As for the Valdosta defense, James Bushware leads the middle of the Wildcats defense with Zakoby McClain. If the finals turn into a defensive battle, Valdosta has talent to match up with the size and speed of Tucker along with the most aggressive offensive play calling. The Wildcats held five-star quarterback Jake Fromm and Houston County to 24 points in the regular season finale and just 255 total yards of offense. Those 255 yards resulted in the fewest offensive yards in a game from Fromm’s historic high school career.

2016 RESULTS LOWNDES.........................................W 38-13 WOODLAND (STOCKBRIDGE)............W 51-12 WAYNE COUNTY..................................W 28-0 TIFT COUNTY.....................................W 42-13 THOMAS COUNTY CENTRAL..............W 56-39 COLQUITT COUNTY............................. L 45-24 NORTHSIDE (WR)................................W 14-6

LEE COUNTY........................................W 27-7 COFFEE.............................................W 15-10 HOUSTON COUNTY............................W 28-24 LAKESIDE (EVANS)...........................W 69-14 NORTHGATE.........................................W 35-0 STEPHENSON....................................W 31-21 DALTON...............................................W 27-6


DECEMBER 9-10, 2016

TUCKER VS. VALDOSTA CLASS AAAAAA SKINNY Tucker and Valdosta have never met on the gridiron, despite being two of the state’s most regularly discussed top-tier programs. Tucker is healthy after an injury-plagued season last year that still resulted in a playoff win over Langston Hughes and trip to the round of 16. Valdosta has also reloaded this season and this has marked the program’s first double-digit winning season in six years. As a result, both programs have experienced renaissance years in order to reach the final week of the 2016 season. This matchup will pin two disciplined defenses that have triumphed over any variety of offenses this state has to offer. Not giving up the big play and forcing third-and-long situations looks to be the winning formula that will tilt this evenly lined matchup.

TUCKER TIGERS

VALDOSTA WILDCATS

(Tucker, Ga.) • Maroon & Gold • Region: 4-AAAAAA

(Valdosta, Ga.) • Black,Gold & White • Region: 1-AAAAAA

# Name

Gr. Pos.

33

1

Chris Broadwater

12

RB/LB

34

Nathaniel Morgan

10

RB/LB

2

Keith Best

12

WR/CB

35

Kelvin Swinney

12

RB/LB

3

Joshua Vann

11

WR/CB

37

D’won Mason

10

WR/CB

4

Malachi Buckner

11

WR/S

40

Adam Lippy

12

K

6

Taurean Taylor

11

RB/CB

42

Tyler Brown

10

TE/DE

7

Cameron Carter

11

RB/LB

46

Makiel Ransom

11

RB/LB

8

Gerry Vaughn

11

RB/LB

50

Nicholas Givens

9

OL/LB

9

Brian Strozier

12

TE/LB

53

Torian Brooks

12

OL/DL

10

Samuel Bryant

12

RB/S

54

Blake Jefferson

10

OL/DL

11

Derrick Mclendon

10

TE/DE

55

Cedric Heard

12

OL/DL

12

Xavier Shephard

12

QB/CB

56

Terrell Paxton

11

OL/DL

13

Chris Givens

12

WR/CB

57

Vincent Seller

10

OL/DL

14

Antonio Showers

11

TE/DE

15

Aaron Sterling

12

RB/DL

59

Jordan Taylor

12

OL/DL

17

Travon Ford

10

QB/S

61

Herman Hill

12

OL/DL

18

Jalen Jefferson

11

WR/S

62

Davonte Lawrence

10

OL/DL

19

Cameron Peterson

12

RB/S

64

Lorenzo Lawrence

9

OL/DL

20

Tre Leslie

11

RB/LB

65

Richard Wiggins

12

OL/DL

21

Eugene Brown

12

RB/S

66

Joshua Ibeh

10

OL/DL

22

Clay Dodson

11

WR/S

70

Braxton Johnson

12

OL/DL

23

Garen Mckinney

11

WR/CB

71

Nicalas Williams

11

OL/DL

24

Jakobi Jones

11

WR/S

73

Dominic Boyd

10

OL/DL

25

Darick Stephenson

11

RB/LB

74

Dylan Wonnum

11

OL/DL

27

David Davis

10

RB/S

75

Myles Gadson

11

OL/DL

28

Nigel Jefferson

12

WR/CB

77

Odera Spratley

12

OL/DL

29

Tylen Olgesby

11

RB/CB

80

Cameron Richardson

12

TE/DE

30

Tyler Hughey

10

RB/CB

81

Jeremy Murphy

11

TE/DE

31

Malik Ransom

11

RB/LB

83

Isaiah Dunson

9

WR/S

32

Carlos Stipenson

10

WR/CB

84

Henry Dombrowski

10

TE/DE

Justin Mitchell

11

Head Coach: Bryan Lamar Assistant Coaches: Diego Dixon, Tim Goodwell, Edward Gosa, Toderick Malone, Marcus Mitchell, Antoine Moore, Kevin Patterson, Dennis Shoemaker and Bernard Snowden

WR/CB

# Name 1 1 2 3 3 4 4 5 5 6 6 7 7 8 8 9 9 10 10 11 11 12 12 13 14 14 15 15 16 16 17 17 18 18 19 19 20 21 22 24 25 26 27 28 29 30 31 32 33 34 35 36 37 38 40

Antwon Kincade Elijah Norwood Jalen Harrell James Bushware Justin Rome Josh Belton Tyler Berrian Jayce Rogers Tate Rodemaker Joseph (Jr) Ingram Coy Bess Zakoby Mcclain Willie Brown Iii Jontae Baker Reggie Bell Iii Tyler Blue Willie Trapp Tyrese Doe Jude Ard Ezekiel Menefee Chelan Johnson Tre Fowler Reed Reagin Cedric Bacon Josh Henry Artis Carter Jr. Jeremiah Williams Jaheim Bell Jeremiah Proctor Abel Norwood Hunter Holt Mike Brown Bryce Jones Malik Maxwell Jalen Everett Bj Cheffin Jacquez Brown Jaelyn Temple Rajae’Z Mosley Wesley Veal Justin Mitchell Damarrias Morrow Xavier Fountain Tevin Gray Jacques Berrian Zion Mcgowan Ladainian Kincade Rasheed Arnold Brandon Williams Quenton Mcgee Kevin Farr Theo Hampton Desmond Johnson Javonta Freeman William White

Gr. Pos. 12 9 11 12 9 12 11 11 9 12 9 11 9 12 9 12 9 12 10 11 9 11 9 12 12 9 12 9 11 9 11 9 12 9 11 9 10 12 10 12 10 11 9 12 12 11 11 11 11 10 11 12 10 10 9

DB DB DB LB QB QB DB DB QB WR LB LB DB WR DB DL QB DL QB WR DB WR WR WR LB DB DL RB RB WR QB LB LB DL DB TE DB DB RB WR WR WR TE RB LB RB DB DB LB LB RB DB DB DB LB

41 42 43 44 45 46 48 49 50 51 52 53 54 55 56 57 58 59 60 61 62 63 64 65 66 67 68 69 70 71 72 73 74 75 76 77 78 79 80 81 82 83 84 86 87 88 89 90 91 92 93 94 95 96 98 99

Aj Akins Charles Carter III Kimba Kimble Donta’ Bushware Davis Baldwin Costigan Jones Stephen Gardner Jay Boatright Christian Jones Tamarick Carswell Tim Young Kem Collins Kane Miller Jaiden Greene Jaxon Harrell Justin Harrell Andrecus Rountree Damian Moore Zach Llyod Jackson Barr Aaron Graham Jacob Freeman Justin Carter Quincy Hope Parker Smith Austin Winningham Noah Kipper Damonte Grier Maleek Carter Jacari Allen Eric Henderson Roderick Williams Ean Matson Troy Bryan Marquise Smith Cameron Coney Jalen Wilcox Jared Allen Travis Graham Jylon Bennett Devonta Berrian Bruce Eager Thomas Frazer Tyone Brown Jacob Willams Kareem Ross Jarred Sermons Eric Simmons Willie Moise Devonnsha Maxwell Moses Johnson Tyrese Berrian Marvens Cherelus Zakye Mathis Dominique Harrell Devonte Jones

10 9 12 11 11 10 11 11 10 10 10 11 9 11 10 10 12 12 12 10 12 12 10 11 9 9 11 9 9 9 12 9 10 11 12 10 11 12 11 9 10 12 11 9 9 12 10 11 9 12 11 10 10 9 9 10

K TE DB LB K DB RB LB OL LB LB LB LB OL/DL OL OL OL OL OL OL OL OL OL OL OL OL OL OL OL OL OL OL OL OL OL OL OL OL DB DL WR WR WR WR WR WR DL DL DL DL DL DL DL DL DL DL

Head Coach: Alan Rodemaker

Assistant Coaches: Ryan Branch, Adam Carter, Stacy Duckworth, Andy Gibbs, DeMario Jones,

Jason King, Kendal Lacey, Jay O’Brien, Tucker Pruitt, Thomas Reese, Israel Troupe, Brad Tyson, John White and Matt Winslette

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GHSA 2016 STATE FOOTBALL CHAMPIONSHIPS Courtesy of Cecil Copeland

Class AAAAA

Rome vs. Buford Friday, December 9 | 4:30 PM By Craig Sager II

R

ROME 12-2, REGION 7 NO. 1 SEED

ome’s successful run to its first-ever state championship has been fueled by a pair of sophomore playmakers. In the semifinals, this Class of 2019 duo came up huge to score a thrilling 28-21 victory over Stockbridge. Quarterback Knox Kadum threw for 152 yards and a touchdown while Jamious Griffin carried the ball 31 times for 157 yards and three scores. The three trips to the end zone marked Griffin’s 10th multi-touchdown game of the season and brought his total up to 25 rushing scores this year. Defensively, Stockbridge was held to just 75 rushing yards in the semifinals, but the passing game was a much different story. Stockbridge quarterback Kenderick Duncan found wide receiver Marquez Ezzard nine times for 201 yards. It took Griffin’s game-winning touchdown run with 6:40 left in the game and a fortunate muffed punt by Ezzard in the final 1:32 to close out the win and overcome an otherwise brilliant performance from the Stockbridge receiver. “I just don’t think our kids got a quit in them and that’s why our kids are going to the championship,” Rome head coach John Reid told the Rome News-Tribune. “This was a game unlike what we’ve seen in 10 weeks and that worried me, but these kids responded. … It is hard to game plan against that receiver [Ezzard]. They [Stockbridge] just threw it deep and the kid is a great player.” With plenty of film to watch and reflect on in regards to the passing game, Rome can polish up its top-notch defense before Friday’s challenging matchup with Buford. In the eight victories before Stockbridge, Rome’s defense produced four shutouts, held three other teams to single digits and averaged a mere 4.1 points allowed per game. Rome had seen a running clock in nearly every fourth quarter during its current 11-game winning streak, before having to find a way to close out Stockbridge. The focus against Buford will be avoiding the big play and putting together long scoring drives that will keep the defense as rested as possible.

2016 RESULTS HARRISON...................................................L 22-20 DREW..........................................................W 54-12 KELL............................................................L 33-30 PAULDING COUNTY.....................................W 51-10 CARROLLTON..............................................W 45-28 HIRAM...........................................................W 47-0 CASS.............................................................W 42-7

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VILLA RICA...................................................W 49-7 EAST PAULDING............................................W 49-0 WOODLAND (CARTERSVILLE).......................W 56-6 MILLER GROVE.............................................W 56-0 BAINBRIDGE.................................................W 45-0 WARE COUNTY............................................W 42-13 STOCKBRIDGE.............................................W 28-21

B

BUFORD 13-1, REGION 8 NO. 1 SEED

uford is making its 10th consecutive appearance in a state championship game. The Wolves fell short to Cartersville 10-0 last season in finals, but have been victorious in the championship seven other times since 2007 and have 11 state titles on their resume. This year’s season opened with a 24-7 loss to Roswell in the MetroPCS Corky Kell Classic and followed with a trio of out-of-state opponents and the start of a 13-game winning streak. The Wolves’ latest win was a 28-16 victory over Kell that brought out the physicality needed to hold off a disciplined Longhorns team. Running back Christian Turner rushed for 139 yards on 24 carries and his 4-yard touchdown with 2:11 left essentially clinched the 12-point win. This followed Turner’s 276-yard rushing effort in the quarterfinals victory over Carrollton. T.D. Roof, who is a force at linebacker, rushed for 114 yards and had two sacks on defense. It was the second straight playoff game in which Buford had two 100-yard rushers. Roof also scored on an early 4-yard touchdown and kept the Wolves in control of the game by converting on three fourth down tries. On the final fourth down call made by head coach Jess Simpson, Roof raced his way in for a 58-yard touchdown. The Georgia Tech commit added a pair of sacks on defense as the unit held Kell to 179 yards of total offense. “What’s fun for me is to see how excited they are to have an opportunity to get to play in the Georgia Dome next Friday,” Simpson told the Gwinnett Daily Post following the win. “It’s been a long grind, it’s been a long season. Just for any team, we are going to be prepared, we are going to savor it. We are looking forward it.” Buford’s offense and defense were clicking last week, but a 44-yard Kell punt return touchdown surrendered after the first possession of the semifinals is an area the Wolves will address before taking on Rome.

2016 RESULTS ROSWELL....................................................L 24-7 BISHOP TIMON (BUFFALO,NY).................. W 49-6 JEFF DAVIS (MONTGOMERY, AL)............. W 38-30 INTERNATIONAL SCHOOL (BROWARD,FL).W 48-8 CLARKE CENTRAL................................... W 44-13 JOHNSON (GAINESVILLE)......................... W 48-0 CEDAR SHOALS....................................... W 56-14

WALNUT GROVE........................................ W 38-6 LOGANVILLE........................................... W 35-10 FLOWERY BRANCH................................. W 49-13 NORTH SPRINGS....................................... W 45-7 JONES COUNTY....................................... W 56-26 CARROLLTON.......................................... W 34-27 KELL....................................................... W 28-16


DECEMBER 9-10, 2016

ROME VS. BUFORD CLASS AAAAA SKINNY In this all Wolves championship showdown, one of the weekend’s most intriguing storylines is set to unfold. While Buford makes its 10th straight finals appearance, Rome making its first-ever championship appearance against the state’s most familiar finalist. Rome has grown from a 1-2 start by compiling an 11-game winning streak that included the Region 7 crown. In addition to a defense that has held seven of its last nine opponents to single digits, Rome has an offense headlined by sophomores that have seen breakout years. Buford has often cruised to the finals without being challenged, but this year the Wolves have hard-fought wins over Carrollton and Kell along with the taste of a championship loss to Cartersville a year ago sharpening their focus.

ROME WOLVES

BUFORD WOLVES

(Rome, Ga.) • Red & Gold • Region: 7-AAAAA # Name Gr. Pos. 1 Jose Leon 10 K 2 Jamarcus Chatman 11 DL 3 Jakolb Griffin 12 DB 4 Jaylen Griffin 12 LB 5 QuenTerrius Kennemore 11 DB 6 Jamious Griffin 10 RB 7 Xavier Roberts 10 QB/WR 8 Jordan Watkins 11 WR 9 Malik Davis 12 LB 10 Trai Hodges 11 DB 11 Tyrish Martin 11 WR 12 Knox Kadum 10 QB 13 John Cromer 11 P 14 Stepheno Alston 10 WR 16 Rodney Sullivan 11 WR 19 Adam Anderson 11 DL 22 Nick Burge 9 RB/LB 23 Nemo Reddish 12 LB 24 DeNorris Jackson 11 DB 25 Jalynn Sykes 11 RB 26 Marquis Glanton 10 DB 27 Montrell Milsap 10 LB 28 ShiDell Milsap 12 DB 29 Jamar Roberts 10 RB 30 Maurice Moore 12 OLB 31 Tori Jones 10 WR 32 Jahqua Wright 11 DB 33 Mataja Monford 10 DB 34 Ni-us Morton 12 RB 35 Connor Bullard 10 RB 36 Marquez Kirby 11 RB 38 Charles Rountree 10 LB 39 Cheneniah McKeever 10 DB 40 Alex Ables 11 WR 41 Derricus Smith 10 LB 42 Octaveous Askew 10 DL 43 Quavantae Holmes 10 DB 44 Kavien (KJ) Hicks 11 LB 45 JaDerricus Caldwell 9 RB 47 Frederick Thornton 12 LB 49 Matthew Whatley 12 DB

51 52 53 54 55 56 57 58 59 60 61 62 63 64 65 66 67 68 69 70 71 72 73 74 75 76 77 78 80 82 83 84 85 86 90 91 92 94 95 96 98 99

Marcus Scott T.J. Cammack RayQuan Jones Moriek Ramsey Odesmun Heath Stephano Green Colt Hardin Aaron Hamilton Jalan McCarthur Devin Floyd Nick Prault Anthony Butts Jose Naranjo Carter Norton Aiden Gaines Ryan Martinez Christian Cooke La’Jay Davie Jackson Norton Blake Bradfield Erik Garcia Zach Kadum Jaysam Odeh Tyler Lovingood Kristopher North Alex Harrison Quantavious Leslie Darryl Spencer Tyreke Griffin Cameron Johnson Malik Stewart Deandre McClinic Malik Sims Correy Pass Darius Jackson Jorden Neal Gabe Allen Josh McGinnis Ja’Quon Griffin Marquivias Nicholson Davien Parks Emanual Gonzalez

Head Coach: John Reid Assistant Coaches: Chris Boden, Barry Hall, Brent Bell, Jason Colts, Wayne Groves and John Lovingood

(Buford, Ga.) • Green, Gold & White • Region: 8-AAAAA 11 11 9 11 9 9 10 10 9 10 11 10 12 10 9 10 11 12 11 12 12 12 10 11 10 10 9 10 10 11 10 11 12 11 10 9 11 11 11 9 11 11

OL DL LB DL OL OL OL DL DL OL OL OL DL OL OL OL OL OL OL OL OL OL DL OL OL OL OL DL WR WR WR WR WR WR DL DL DL DL DL DL DL K

# Name 1 TD Roof 3 Anthony Grant 4 Chee Anyanwu 5 Christian Turner 5 Kevonte Polk 6 Bryson Richardson 8 DJ Pinkard 9 Joshua Blackwell 10 KJ Johnson 11 Mic Roof 13 Will Westmoreland 14 Clayton Nelson 15 John Gulisano 16 Tre’ Luttrell 17 Jake Simpson 18 Brandon Jolliff 18 Daniel Benitez 19 Tarron Key 19 Elijah Gainey 20 AJ Wansley 21 Derrian Brown 22 Grant Breyo 23 Jamaal Singleton 24 Tanner Alexander 25 Austin Turner 26 Mikey McMorris 27 KJ Anderson 28 Brytun Walker 28 Derrick Daniel 29 Jack Scroggs 29 Caleb Williams 30 Lunden Bailey 31 Kellen Neal 32 AJ Hendricks 33 Demontre Bennett 34 Jake Harkness 35 Logan Strain 36 Zac Waters 37 Calvin Blow 38 Jaylan Strickland 39 Davin Bryant 39 Elijah Turner 40 Carson Patel 41 Mick Reese 42 Jack Ness 44 Edgar Bravo 45 Hunter Akins 46 Seth Auer 47 Carson Guy 48 Brock Mattison

Gr. Pos. 12 FB/LB 11 RB/LB 12 WR/DB 11 TB/LB 10 RB/DB 11 WR/DB 12 TE/DL 12 WR/DB 10 WR/DB 12 QB 11 QB 10 QB 10 QB 10 WR/LB 12 TE/LB 10 QB 9 K/DB 10 WR/LB 9 QB 12 TB/LB 10 RB/DB 10 TE/LB 10 WR/DB 12 WR/DB 10 WR/DB 11 WR/DB 12 WR/DB 12 WR/DB 9 RB/LB 10 FB/LB 9 TE/DE 11 FB/LB 11 WR/DB 11 FB/LB 11 WR/DB 12 WR/DB 11 WR/DB 12 FB/DL 10 WR/DB 11 WR/DB 10 RB/LB 9 RB/DB 10 RB/DB 11 TE/DE 12 FB/LB 12 FB/DL 11 TE/LB 10 FB/LB 11 FB/LB 11 TE/DE

49 51 51 52 53 54 55 56 57 58 59 60 61 62 63 64 67 68 70 71 72 73 75 76 77 78 79 80 81 82 83 84 85 86 87 88 89 90 91 94 95 96 97 98 99

Tyreque Legrant JC Vega Hayden Olsen Clay Castleman Quentin Skinner Logan Orr Garrett Scoggins Reece McIntyre Bryson Enoch Harry Miller Connor Mills Asa Jones Preston Brown Dean Powell Adam Pugh Cole Tarleton Seth McLaughlin Carter Colquitt Tyler Thurmond Austin Blake Bailey Crews Jesse Duncan TJ Dewalt Hank White Nick Tsokalas Riley Simonds Logan Kesler Jalen Anderson Nolan Weber Brent Parker Matthew Walton Jackson Powell Forbes Hamby Javen Sadler Quin Williams Dylan McKinnis Jordan Schneider Xalan Taylor Dominic Maggio Ahmad Craig Zane Harkness Drew Gutierrez KJ Gordon Bernardo Burgos Nick Chmielowicz

12 10 9 11 10 11 12 10 11 10 12 11 12 12 11 12 9 10 12 11 11 11 10 12 10 10 11 11 11 11 11 9 10 9 10 10 10 9 10 10 10 10 10 10 12

FB/DL OL/DL K OL/DL OL/DL OL/DL OL/DL OL/DL TE/DL OL/DL OL/DL OL/DL LS OL/DL OL/DL OL/DL OL/DL OL/DL OL/DL OL/DL OL/DL OL/DL OL/DL OL/DL OL/DE OL/DL OL/DL TE/DE TE/DE TE/DE WR/DB TE/DE WR/DB RB/DB WR/DB WR/DB WR/DB RB/DB TE/DE TE/DE FB/LB TE/LB RB/DB P/K P/K

Head Coach: Jess Simpson Assistant Coaches: Dicky May, Neal Auer, Gus Condon, David Snell, Chris Warbington, Drew Anthony, Bryan Rogers, Bryant Appling, Stan Luttrell, Fyrone Davis, Gary McCroskey, Justin Johnson, JJ Chatmon, Michael May, Sean Gilbert, Matt Jones and Ronald King

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GHSA 2016 STATE FOOTBALL CHAMPIONSHIPS Courtesy of Terance Johnson

Class AAAA

Cartersville vs. Thomson Saturday, December 10 | 4:30 PM By Craig Sager II

CARTERSVILLE 14-0, REGION 5 NO. 1 SEED

THOMSON 14-0, REGION 3 NO. 1 SEED

iding a state-best 29-game winning streak, Cartersville is the hottest Rricanes program in the state entering championship weekend. The Purple Hurhave once again turned in an undefeated resume on their path to

three-year Cartersville head coach Joey King, Thomson head coach LtheikeRobschool. Ridings has led the Bulldogs into the finals in his third season at Ridings is a 16-year head coaching veteran that has improved

2016 RESULTS

2016 RESULTS

the Georgia Dome and are a win away from capturing back-to-back titles for the first time in program history. Head coach Joey King took over the program in 2014 with a promising freshman quarterback in Trevor Lawrence. The duo has compiled a 41-2 record together and Lawrence has blossomed into the No. 1 rated prospect in the Class of 2018. Lawrence has been lights out this season, leading an offense that turns in 45.5 points per game. The 6-foot-5 junior has completed 236-of-372 passes (63.4 percent) for 3,708 yards (264.9 per game) and 49 touchdowns with just nine interceptions. He threw a career-best seven touchdowns in Cartersville’s 77-14 win over Chestatee to open the postseason and has thrown 16 touchdowns without an interception in the first four rounds. Lawrence’s elite skillset allows him to find targets down field and sideline to sideline and it’s the reason 10 different targets have caught touchdown passes this season. Leading the receiving corps is Wake-Forest commit Avery Showell, who has caught 16 touchdowns this season off of a team-high 42 receptions. Junior E.J. Turner is another big play receiver and is coming off a season-best of 111 receiving yards in the 38-17 semifinals victory over Mary Persons. Turner has hauled in eight touchdowns this season. In the backfield of the unstoppable Cartersville offense is senior running Minnesota commit Trey Creamer. The 6-foot back took just two carries in last year’s state championship game, but made an impact in the passing game where he hauled in three passes for 62 yards. Creamer’s versatility compliments his ability as a feature running back, and he is coming off a season-highs of 18 carries and 146 rushing yards in the semifinals. Creamer has accounted for 17 of the team’s 26 rushing touchdowns this season and 711 of their 1,063 yards.

ALLATOONA..........................................W 30-14 CALHOUN...............................................W 56-0 WESTLAKE.............................................W 31-0 HAPEVILLE CHARTER.............................W 38-7 CEDARTOWN..........................................W 44-6 CENTRAL (CARROLLTON).......................W 59-9 LAGRANGE.............................................W 52-7

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SANDY CREEK......................................W 35-21 CHAPEL HILL.........................................W 48-7 TROUP....................................................W 68-0 CHESTATEE...........................................W 77-14 BURKE COUNTY.....................................W 35-7 WOODWARD ACADEMY........................W 26-15 MARY PERSONS...................................W 38-17

the Bulldogs’ win total from four games in 2014, to an 11-2 finish last year. Now, undefeated Thomson sits a win away from the program’s first state title since 2002 and what would be the sixth crown in its history. Thomson has been unstoppable in 2016 and a 20-7 win over Burke County on Oct. 28 is the smallest margin of victory this year. In the playoffs, Thomson has outscored Americus-Sumter (57-23), West Hall (42-14), Spalding (30-7) and Jefferson (27-6) by an average 26.3 points per game. Thomson operates a prolific running offense that has thrashed opponents with a 312.6 rushing yards per game average. Michael Thomas has led Thomson with 2,240 rushing yards and 160 yards per game, while finding the endzone 24 times. In the first round win over Americus-Sumter, the senior took just 10 carries for a season-high 335 rushing yards and five touchdowns. His playoff stat line has seen him take 89 carries for 830 yards (9.3 yards per carry) and 10 touchdowns. He also threw a 32-yard touchdown in the semifinals to Tray Parker on a halfback pass. Sophomore Bubba Murray shares the load in the backfield and has put together a 1,007-yard rushing effort this season. Murray has rushed for 17 touchdowns this season and has three rushing performances of 100 or more yards. Quarterback Mills Ridings rushed for a touchdown in last Friday’s win over Jefferson and he has thrown 15 touchdowns this season. Thomson’s successful rushing attack limits Ridings’ throws, but the junior makes them count with unmistakable effectiveness. Ridings has completed 90-of-133 passes this season (67.7 percent) for 1,393 yards and 15 touchdowns with seven interceptions. In the playoffs, he has thrown six touchdowns with two interceptions, while completing 33-of-43 attempts (76.7 percent) for 121.5 yards per game.

LANEY....................................................W 45-0 EFFINGHAM COUNTY...........................W 35-21 JEFFERSON..........................................W 42-20 PACE ACADEMY...................................W 38-10 CLARKSTON...........................................W 73-8 HEPHZIBAH............................................W 70-0 BALDWIN...............................................W 45-0

CROSS CREEK......................................W 69-13 BURKE COUNTY.....................................W 20-7 RICHMOND ACADEMY............................W 49-7 AMERICUS-SUMTER............................W 57-23 WEST HALL..........................................W 42-14 SPALDING..............................................W 30-7 JEFFERSON............................................W 27-6


DECEMBER 9-10, 2016

CARTERSVILLE VS. THOMSON CLASS AAAA SKINNY It’s a battle of unbeaten teams and a tale of contrasting offensive philosophies as Cartersville’s high scoring passing games goes head-to-head with Thomson’s relentless rushing attack. The two programs have spent the past four months ranked No. 1 and No. 2 in Class AAAA, while seemingly improving each week on their road to the Dome. Cartersville, the defending champion, stands one victory from becoming the 11th team to produce back-to-back 15-0 seasons and the 19th to sustain a 30-game winning streak. Thomson is in its first state-title game since its 2002 Class AAAA championship run. The only other time the programs met on the gridiron came in the 2012 quarterfinals when Cartersville hosted and advanced to the semis with a 21-13 win.

CARTERSVILLE PURPLE HURRICANES

THOMSON BULLDOGS

(Cartersville, Ga.) • Purple & Gold • Region: 5-AAAA

# Name 1 Trey Creamer 2 Nyvin Nelson 3 EJ Turner 4 Trevor Lowe 5 Evan Williams 6 Bradley Kirk 7 Antoine Jefferson 8 TJ Horton 8 Correll Harrish 9 Tee Webb 10 Sunni Moorehead 11 Xavior Coaxum 11 Bryce Henderson 12 J’Kobe Orr 13 Marcus Gary 14 Sean Holton 15 Carson Murray 16 Trevor Lawrence 17 Jonathan Cruz 17 Jadon Martin 18 Marquail Coaxum 19 Grant Farmer 21 Noah Heard 22 Dominique Williams 22 Chris Davis 23 Kaleb Chatmon 24 Stanley Watkins 25 Seth Smith 25 Jaylen Garnigan 27 Tristan Carlton 28 Avery Showell 28 Pedro Morales 29 Luke Keeney 30 JaCorey Johns 31 Cecil Harrish 32 Torrian Scrutchins 32 Nick Bebko 33 Josh Robbins 35 Dadrian Dennis 36 Grant Harris 37 Isaiah Johnson 38 Dylan Henderson 39 Curtis Watkins 40 Michael Hruby 41 Darian Poellnitz 41 Marquise Cochran 42 William Bradley 43 Patrick Saunders 44 Peyton Lewis 45 Desmond Winters

Gr. Pos. 12 RB,DB 11 LB 11 WR,DB 12 OLB,WR 11 WR,DB 11 WR,DB 12 RB,DB 11 WR,QB 9 DB 9 QB 10 OLB,RB 12 DB 9 LB 11 WR,DB 10 RB,LB 12 LB,OLB 11 DB,WR 11 QB 11 K 9 OLB 9 WR, DB 11 P,K 11 OLB 11 RB,LB 9 RB,LB 10 WR,DB 11 DB 12 DB 9 DB/RB 10 OLB,DB 12 OLB,WR 9 K 11 DB 11 OLB 11 OLB 12 DL 9 WR 10 DB 10 DB 11 LB 10 DB 11 LB 11 OLB 10 LB 11 DE,FB 9 DL 10 LB 11 DB 9 LB 10 DL

46 48 50 51 52 53 54 55 56 57 58 59 60 61 62 63 64 65 66 67 68 69 70 71 72 73 74 75 76 77 78 79 80 81 82 83 84 85 86 87 88 89 90 91 92 93 94 95 96 97

Jackson Fahey Tyler Friedrich Alex Corrigan Brandon Wade Dalen Curtis Jordon Wells Nick Root Bryce Wilkins Demetrious Winters Jake Richards David Hyde Isaiah Chaney Dre Pennymon Chris Harris Brandon Reyes Colton Knight Matthew Surrett Jonah Gambill Bobby Harris La’Kwayme Jupiter Garrett Knight Damon Walker Andrew Thompson Todd Williams Dante Harris Reese Brideau Ricardo Torres Aidan D’Urbano Thomas Murphy Garrett Shelton Blake Woods Omari Bailey Trendon Horton Raschad Dyer Garrett Geros Cole Crump Trase Fezzia Marko Dudley Brady Burson Riley Collier Jackson Lowe Kolby Adams Colton Johnson Eoin Neal AJ Hill Kelly Harris Malik Watts Kyler Howell Tyler Bates Chase Clark

10 11 11 12 12 10 11 11 11 11 11 10 11 9 10 11 9 9 10 9 11 9 10 10 9 11 10 11 10 11 9 9 10 9 11 9 12 9 10 9 10 10 10 9 9 10 10 9 10 9

(Thomson, Ga.) • Black & Gold • Region: 3-AAAA LB DB OL DL OL OL,DL OL OL OL OL,DL OL,DL OL,DL OL,DL OL OL OL OL OL OL,DL OL,DL OL OL OL OL OL OL OL P LB,C OL,DL OL OL,DL WR,DB WR,DB DB DB,WR DB,WR WR,OLB DB DB TE,DL WR,OLB DL WR DL LB LB DL OL/DL OLB

Head Coach: Joey King Assistant Coaches: Conor Foster, Mike Candela, Cedric Ward, A. T. Barnes, Kyle Tucker, Steve Corrigan, Reggie Perkins, Michael Bail, Tim Graves, Antwan Toomer and Dusty Phillips

# Name 1 Christian Tutt 2 Jacorey Crawford 3 Bubba Murray 4 Marcus Cade 5 Jalek Nicholson 6 Xzavious Lewis 7 Jaheim Heath 8 Davon Crockett 9 Jt Thomas 10 Mills Ridings 11 Lavar Beard 12 Damekus Taylor 13 Walker Tharpe 14 Malik Frails 15 Torri Taylor 16 Tj Williams 17 Zack Johnson 18 Trey Parker 19 Jamon Fanning 21 Artest Banks 22 Mike Thomas 23 Patterson Hutto 24 Quatrell Hunt 25 Tyrese Jones 26 Hakeem Wilson 27 Tyler Curry 28 Dylan Hobbs 29 Dequanta Jones 30 Noah Welch 31 Dearious Jones 32 Antorio Kendrick 33 Dairon Jones 35 Dakota Gergen 36 Quimane Few 37 Kedarian Lane 38 Jarvis Harris 39 David Hamilton 40 Cosmos Kendrick 41 Adonis Kendrick 42 Don’Tavious Rivers 43 Raheem Ceaser 45 Tyler Grant

Gr. Pos. 11 S 11 S 10 RB 11 REC 11 LB 11 LB 10 QB 12 REC 12 REC 11 QB 10 QB 10 QB 12 H BACK 10 REC 10 RB 11 DB 12 LB 12 REC 9 DB 11 LB 12 RB 12 ASST 12 DB 11 DB 12 REC 10 RB 9 LB 10 RB 10 LB 11 DE 10 LB 9 RB 12 K 12 RB 10 DB 11 DB 12 RB 9 DE 11 REC 12 LB 12 DB 12 H BACK

46 47 48 49 50 51 52 53 54 55 56 57 59 60 61 63 66 67 68 70 71 72 74 75 76 77 78 79 80 81 82 84 85 86 88 89 90 91 92 93 94 95 96

Wesley Lockhart Cj Zorn Ethan Shelton Kurtavis Mcgahee Aj Grant Roberto Pena Austin Myers Grant Burnley Bruce Quarles Tremell Rolland Jawon Brinkley Kobe Walker Chase Smith Ethan Brown Jacob Quarles Parker Mooney Andre Thomas Matthew Brown Dequavious Butler Christian Coulter Donald Casey Juwuan Cheatham Donovan Williams Jorden Moss Tavarius Jones Latorrence Jeffery Joseph Kennedy Jacorey Gates Kenneth Neloms Cody Alleva Kenneth Hopgood Gage Hartwell Demarcus Huff Ronnie Howard Tyler Ficklin Jackson Matthews Tequndre Fields Will Roberts Devin Randall Trabias Jones Anthony Larkins John Adams Aj Grant

11 12 12 10 11 10 10 10 12 10 10 10 10 9 11 11 10 11 10 10 9 12 11 11 12 11 10 11 10 10 9 10 11 11 11 11 12 12 11 10 11 11 11

LB DE H BACK DB OG LB DE DE ASST DT DE C OG OT OG OT C OG DT OT OT OG OT DT OG OT OT OT DB H BACK REC K X DE DB H BACK H BACK DE DT DT DT SNAPPER H BACK

Head Coach: Rob Ridings

Assistant Coaches: Lee Hutto, Jarrett Troxler, Brad Smith, Labrandon Hudson,

Eddie Lee Ivery, Josh Ingram, Steve Elliott and Alvin Wright

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GHSA 2016 STATE FOOTBALL CHAMPIONSHIPS

GHSA FALL STATE CHAMPIONS CROSS COUNTRY - BOYS

AAAAAAA............................................................................... Lambert Sam Bowers, Milton, 16:06.57 AAAAAA............................................................................... Alexander Braeden Collins, Alexander, 16:16.08 AAAAA................................................................................... Clarkston Sam Ellis, Decatur, 16:38.61 AAAA........................................................................................ St. Pius Ben McCoy, Blessed Trinity, 16:24.11 AAA................................................................................. East Jackson Chase Kennedy, East Jackson, 16:01.58 AA............................................................................... Bleckley County Carl Ellis Corley, Bleckley County, 17:19.48 A-Private............................................................ Landmark Christian Seth Cruver, Landmark Christian, 17:13.80 A-Public........................................................Georgia Military College Hunter Kimball, Georgia Military College, 17:26.99

CROSS COUNTRY - GIRLS

AAAAAAA....................................................................... South Forsyth Liz Galarza, West Forsyth, 18:58.66 AAAAAA.................................................................................. Harrison Nyah Hernandez, Creekview, 19:30.25 AAAAA............................................................. Woodland-Cartersville Erin Leonard, Jones County, 19:17.97 AAAA........................................................................................... Marist Josie Wirtz, Marist, 19:15.00 AAA................................................................................... Westminster Serena Tripodi, Lovett, 18:17.85 AA................................................................................Bleckley County Mari Jablonski, Monticello, 21:37.18 A-Private............................................................. Landmark Christian Nicole Fegans, Landmark Christian, 18:36.20 A-Public ........................................................................ Towns County Alli Hay, Pataula Charter, 20:57.28

SOFTBALL

AAAAAAA..................................................................... North Gwinnett AAAAAA.............................................................................. Cambridge AAAAA.........................................................................................Buford AAAA.......................................................................Central-Carrollton AAA.................................................................................. East Jackson AA.............................................................................................. Harlem A-Private......................................................... First Presbyterian Day A-Public............................................................................. Gordon Lee

VOLLEYBALL

AAAAAAA................................................................................... Walton AAAAAA.................................................................................. Harrison AAAAA.........................................................................................Buford AAAA.............................................................................Blessed Trinity AAA................................................................................... Westminster AA...................................................................................... St. Vincent’s A..........................................................................................Calvary Day

ONE-ACT PLAYS

AAAAAAA...................Kennesaw Mountain – “The Boys Next Door” AAAAAA.. Northside-Warner Robins – “Nevermore the Imaginary Life and Mysterious Death” AAAAA..................................................................... Buford – “Parade” AAAA...............................................................Columbus – “Eurydice” AAA.....................................................Cook – “Tuesdays with Morrie” AA........................................................... Gordon Central – “Godspell” A-Private............................. Lakeview Academy – “13: The Musical” A-Public.............. Georgia Military College – “The Wedding Singer”

CHEERLEADING

AAAAAAA................................................................................ Lambert AAAAAA................................................................................Northgate AAAAA.....................................................................................McIntosh AAAA....................................................................................Cedartown AAA................................................................................ Pierce County AA................................................................................................Vidalia A-Private............................................................... Mt. Paran Christian A-Public............................................................................. Gordon Lee COED................................................................ Woodland-Cartersville

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AAAAA

AAAA

AAA

AA

A

B

C

1947

-

-

-

Lanier

-

-

-

1948

-

-

-

Lanier

Fitzgerald

West Point

Fort Valley

1949

-

-

-

Brown

Decatur

Adel

Quitman

1950

-

-

-

Decatur

Rockmart

West Point

Quitman

1951

-

-

-

Richmond Acad.

Valdosta

Cordele

Forest Park

1952

-

-

-

Murphy

Valdosta

Loganville

Calhoun

1953

-

-

-

Grady

Valdosta

Model

Hawkinsville

1954

-

-

-

Rossville

Jesup

Model

Hawkinsville

1955 1956 1957

- - -

- - -

- Richmond Acad. Northside, Atl.

TIE-Rossville/LaGrange Valdosta Valdosta

Athens Morgan County TIE-Carrollton/Statesboro Morgan County Statesboro Trion

Monticello Monticello Waynesboro

1958 1959

- -

- -

LaGrange Albany

TIE-Avondale/Thomasville Wayne County

Stephens County Dublin

Morgan County Morgan County

West Point Hawkinsville

1960

-

-

Valdosta

Waycross

Dublin

Washington-Wilkes

Lincolnton

1961

-

-

Valdosta

Waycross

Carrollton

Fort Valley

Coosa

1962

-

-

Valdosta

Rossville

Americus

Morgan County

Lincolnton

1963 -

-

Avondale

Cedartown

Dublin

Washington-Wilkes Lincolnton

1964

-

-

Glynn Academy

Douglas County

Carrollton

Blakely

Davis

1965

-

-

Valdosta

West Rome

Americus

Bradwell Institute

Warren County

1966

-

-

Valdosta

North Fulton

Statesboro

Washington-Wilkes

Warren County

1967

-

-

Marietta

Dalton

Thomson

Washington-Wilkes

Putnam County

1968

-

-

Valdosta

St. Pius X

Thomson

Roswell

Warren County

1969 1970

- -

- -

TIE-Athens/Valdosta Lakeside

North Springs Woodward Acad.

Coosa Roswell

Vidalia Lovett

Sav. Co. Day Mt. de Sales

1971

-

-

Valdosta

Westminster

Carrollton

Bowdon

Mt. de Sales

1972

-

-

Lakeside

Southwest DeKalb

Carrollton

Southeast Bulloch

-

1973

-

-

Thomasville

Southwest Atlanta

Mt. de Sales

Southeast Bulloch

-

1974 -

-

Thomasville

Americus

Carrollton

Trion

-

1975

-

-

Central, Macon

Americus

Irwin County

Lyons

-

1976

-

-

Warner Robins

Avondale

Turner County

Lincoln County

-

1977

-

-

Clarke Central

Waycross

East Rome

Lincoln County

-

1978 1979

- -

TIE-Griffin/Valdosta Clarke Central

Westminster Redan

East Rome Model

Buford Johnson County

- -

-

1980

-

Lowndes

Woodward Acad.

Mary Persons

Greenville

-

-

1981

-

Warner Robins

Waycross

Commerce

Douglass, Montezuma -

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1982

-

Valdosta

Bainbridge

West Rome

Palmetto

-

-

1983

-

Tift County

Mitchell-Baker

West Rome

Palmetto

-

-

1984

-

Valdosta

Thomson

West Rome

Greenville

-

-

1985

-

Clarke Central

Thomson

West Rome

Lincoln County

-

-

1986

-

Valdosta

Villa Rica

Central, Carrollton

Lincoln County

-

-

1987

-

Morrow

Worth County

Central, Carrollton

Lincoln County

-

-

1988

-

Warner Robins

Thomasville

R.E. Lee

Clinch County

-

-

1989

-

Valdosta

Marist

Mitchell-Baker

Lincoln County

-

-

1990

-

Valdosta

Cairo

Pepperell

Lincoln County

-

-

1991 -

LaGrange

TIE-Kendrick/Lakeside, DeKalb Cartersville

Clinch County

-

-

1992

-

Valdosta

Thomas Co. Cntrl.

Mitchell-Baker

Bowdon

-

-

1993

-

Dunwoody

Thomas Co. Cntrl.

Greene-Taliaferro

Lincoln County

-

-

1994

-

Colquitt Co.

Thomas Co. Cntrl.

Washington County

Brooks County

-

-

1995

-

SW DeKalb

Josey

Elbert County

Lincoln County

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-

1996

-

Brookwood

Thomas Co. Cntrl.

Washington Co.

Macon County

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-

1997

-

Parkview

Thomas Co. Cntrl.

Washington Co.

Manchester

-

-

1998

-

Valdosta

Dougherty

Carrollton

Darlington

-

-

1999

-

Lowndes

Oconee County

Cartersville

Charlton County

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-

2000

Parkview

Shaw

Swainsboro

Americus

Commerce

-

-

2001

Parkview

Statesboro

LaGrange

Americus

Buford

-

-

2002

Parkview

Thomson

Screven County

Buford

Clinch County

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-

2003

Camden Co.

Marist

LaGrange

Buford

Hawkinsville

-

-

2004 2005

Lowndes Lowndes

Warner Robins Statesboro

LaGrange Peach County

Charlton County Charlton County

TIE-Hawkinsville/Clinch Co. Lincoln County -

- -

2006 2007

TIE-P’tree Ridge/Roswell Lowndes

Northside WR Northside WR

Peach County Carver, Columbus

TIE-Charlton Co./Dublin Buford

Lincoln County Emanuel Co. Inst.

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2008

Camden County

Tucker

Cairo

Buford

Wesleyan

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2009

Camden County

Sandy Creek

Peach County

Buford

Wilcox County

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-

2010

Brookwood

Chattahoochee

Sandy Creek

Buford

Clinch County

-

-

2011

Grayson

Tucker

Burke County

Calhoun

Savannah Christian

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YEAR

AAAAAA

AAAAA

AAAA

AAA

AA

A-Public

A-Private

2012

Norcross

Gainesville

Sandy Creek

Buford

Jefferson

Emanuel Co. Institute

ELCA

2013

Norcross

Creekside

Griffin

Buford

Lovett

Marion County

Aquinas

2014

Colquitt County

Northside-Warner Robins

Buford

Calhoun

Benedictine

Hawkinsville

Mt. Paran

2015

Colquitt County

Allatoona

Cartersville

Westminster

Pace Academy

Clinch County

ELCA

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GHSA 2016 STATE FOOTBALL CHAMPIONSHIPS

Class AAA

GACS vs. Cedar Grove Friday, December 9 | 1:00 PM By Kyle Sandy

Courtesy of AJC/ Brant Sanderling

GREATER ATLANTA CHRISTIAN 13-1, REGION 7 NO. 1 SEED

CEDAR GROVE 12-2, REGION 5 NO. 2 SEED

an 11-game winning streak, Greater Atlanta Christian is ready Rvisiding to capture its first state title behind the arm of Stanford-commit DaMills. The five-star quarterback was expected to miss three to four

ollowing an up-and-down 3-2 start to the season the Cedar Grove Fgame Saints have righted the ship, pitching five shutouts during their nine winning streak. Their last loss came on the road when Westmin-

2016 RESULTS

2016 RESULTS

months with a dislocated knee just before the season started but instead returned by Game 3 against Valor Christian, Co., a nationally televised game and the Spartans’ only loss of the season, 21-17. Mills quickly shook off any rust and has thrown for 2,730 yards, 34 touchdowns and just one interception. His knee looks just fine, rushing for 303 yards and eight scores on the ground. Kyler McMichael has excelled rushing the ball as well, taking some pressure off of Mills’ shoulders. The junior has gained 1,416 yards and punched in 15 scores. Coach Tim Hardy’s high-flying offense has averaged 37 points per game and thoroughly dominated Region 7-AAA, their closest game coming in their region opener against Union County, 35-12. Seniors Devin Thomas and Davis Markham lead the defense. Thomas, a linebacker, has a team-best 98 stops while Markham, a safety, has recorded 90 tackles. Greater Atlanta Christian has brought pressure with 19 sacks this year, but it’s their ballhawking secondary that feasts on opponents’ mistakes. The Spartans have 12 interceptions with Reid Smith (4), Trey Morrison (3) and Thomas (2) the main culprits of turning teams over. Coach Hardy has all facets of the game covered and should feel at ease if the championship comes down to special teams. Brooks Buce has a booming leg, hitting 11-of-18 with a long of 54 yards. Buce might be leaned on in a pinch as the Spartans has seen their road to the Dome get tougher by the week. In rounds one and two, Greater Atlanta Christian handled Pace Academy 35-17 and Worth County 34-21. They had to travel to Hinesville however in the quarterfinals where they survived a wild triple overtime game with Liberty County, 44-38 and beat Peach County in the semis 13-7.

LOVETT...................................................... W 31-6 WESTMINSTER (ATLANTA)................. W 19-16 OT VALOR CHRISTIAN (CO)............................L 21-17 ST. PIUS X................................................. W 37-7 UNION COUNTY....................................... W 35-12 FANNIN COUNTY..................................... W 52-10 EAST HALL.............................................. W 69-12

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LUMPKIN COUNTY.................................. W 49-21 NORTH HALL........................................... W 42-14 DAWSON COUNTY..................................... W 42-7 PACE ACADEMY...................................... W 35-17 WORTH COUNTY...................................... W 34-21 LIBERTY COUNTY............................... W 44-38 OT PEACH COUNTY......................................... W 13-7

ster embarrassed the Saints 42-21 on September 23. Coach Jimmy Smith’s team responded by outscoring their next four opponents 196-0. In the first round of the playoffs, the Saints met Union County, a familiar face to state championship adversary Greater Atlanta Christian, who the Spartans beat 35-12. Cedar Grove topped GAC’s 23-point win by wrecking the Panthers 63-17. In Round 2 it was Jenkins’ turn to run into the DeKalb County buzz saw. The Saints went to Memorial Stadium in Savannah and dominated the Warriors 28-3. Calhoun was no match in the quarterfinals, falling 47-21 and in the semifinals, 13-0 Crisp County was smashed on their home field by the Saints 55-0. Cedar Grove enters the title game coming off their best showing off the season, firing on all cylinders. Oklahoma State-commit Jelani Woods has been unstoppable under center. The 6-foot-8 quarterback and double-double machine on the hardwood has thrown for 27 touchdowns this season with over 2,300 yards passing. He threw three touchdowns and ran in a score against Crisp County. Woods’ favorite target this year has been sophomore Jadon Haselwood. The playmaking wide out has caught 12 touchdown passes. Grant Walker, a Georgia Southern-commit, has rushed for over 1,700 yards and has 17 touchdowns on the ground to balance the Saints’ offensive attack. Defensively, DeAngelo Malone and Roderic Forts wreak havoc. Malone has 11.5 sacks and picked up a safety against Crisp County. He and Forts have over 50 tackles for a loss combined. Cedar Grove’s one possible weakness is its lack of a kicking game. Solee Fofana made his first field goal of the season in the semifinals. This is Cedar Grove’s first state championship appearance since 1991 when the Saints fell to Cartersville, 28-19.

STEPHENSON.......................................... W 34-23 SOUTHWEST DEKALB...............................L 21-20 COLUMBIA................................................ W 40-0 LOVETT.................................................... W 28-21 WESTMINSTER (ATLANTA)........................L 42-21 TOWERS.................................................... W 28-0 PACE ACADEMY........................................ W 49-0

STONE MOUNTAIN..................................... W 55-0 MCNAIR.................................................... W 64-0 REDAN...................................................... W 47-7 UNION COUNTY....................................... W 63-17 JENKINS................................................... W 28-3 CALHOUN................................................ W 47-21 CRISP COUNTY.......................................... W 55-0


DECEMBER 9-10, 2016

GAC VS. CEDAR GROVE CLASS AAA SKINNY Two big time quarterbacks will try to sling their teams to their respective programs’ first ever state title. Davis Mills (Stanford) has been nearly flawless under center for Greater Atlanta Christian while 6-foot-8 Jelani Woods (Oklahoma State) is tough to bring down when he’s in the pocket or on the move. The Saints are averaging 41.3 points and holding opponents to 11 points on average while the Spartans light up the scoreboard for 37 points on average and give up 14.9 points on defense. Greater Atlanta Christian will have to keep DeAngelo Malone out of the backfield while Cedar Grove must protect the ball through the air against the Spartans’ opportunistic secondary. If the game comes down to kicking, GAC has the advantage with Brooks Buce’s leg.

GREATER ATLANTA CHRISTIAN SPARTANS

CEDAR GROVE SAINTS

(Norcross, Ga.) • Red, Gold & Black • Region: 7-AAA

(Ellenwood, Ga.) • Navy Blue & Columbia Blue • Region: 5-AAA

# Name

Gr. Pos.

36

Michael Deweese

11

RB/ILB

2

Kyler McMichael

11

RB/DB

37

Jay Kim

11

K/P

1

Tre ‘Christopher Shaw 12

3

Davis Markham

12

RB/DB

40

Elijah Pryor

10

TE/ILB

4

Trey Morrison

11

WR/DB

5

Korey Hernandez

42

Alan Galloway

11

RB/ILB

5

Robby Fowler

11

RB/ILB

6

43

Thomas Cooksey

10

TE/OLB

6

Devin Thomas

12

WR/ILB

7

Trent Fowler

12

WR/DB

44

Diego Ahmed

10

TE/DE

8

Carson Hoover

11

WR/OLB

45

Jonathan Stuckey

11

RB/OLB

9

Max Burke

11

WR/DB

52

Harrison Stogner

10

OL/DL

10

Alex Boglin

11

RB/OLB

53

Max Mooney

11

11

Josh Rose

10

QB/DB

54

Graham Finklea

55

12

Jackson Hardy

9

QB

31

Devyn Smith

11

RB

ATH

32

Anton Cousins

10

FB

12

DB/WR

34

William Jenkins

10

LB

Grant Walker

12

RB

35

Isaiah Williams

11

DB

7

Rashad Preston

11

DB

37

Kayrhee Wilson

10

DB

8

Dezmond Harris

12

LB

38

Justin Minnitee

9

DB

9

Deangelo Malone

12

DE/TE

45

Jeremy McCoy

12

DE

OL/DL

10

Isaiah Ratcliff

9

RB/LB

47

Alvin Williams

9

DE

10

OL/DL

11

Matthew Young

12

WR/CB

51

Amuri Kelson

12

DE

Scott Thomas

11

OL/DL

12

Earl Graham

9

QB

Jackson Willyerd

10

OL/ILB

53

Jamal Willis

11

OL/DL

13

Jenard Morris

12

LB

54

Quentin Eagle

10

OL/DL

14

Dennis Bell

12

WR/CB

55

Evantae Spencer

11

OL/DL

15

Jadon Haselwood

10

WR/DB

16

Demetrius Tharpe

11

RB

62

Michael Brooks

10

OL

17

Jelani Woods

12

QB

63

Kyle Cowley

11

OL

64

Justin Harper

11

OL/DL

65

Tylan Brinson

12

DL

68

Brandon Hall

9

OL

71

Maurice Campbell

12

OL

72

Netori Johnson

12

OL

13

Brooks Buce

12

K/P

56

14

Hunter Cole

11

WR/DB

58

Justin Ellard

12

OL/DL

15

Ryan Milovich

11

WR/DB

59

Charlie Edwards

12

OL/LS

16

Davis Mills

12

QB

65

Ben Grant

10

OL/DL

17

Harrison Sloan

12

WR/DB

67

Nate Richey

11

OL/DL

# Name

Gr. Pos.

18

Jonathan Rose

12

QB/DB

70

Robbie Chandler

12

OL/DL

19

Caleb Durham-Honer 10

WR/DB

71

Chris Hood

11

OL/DL

18

Roderic Forts

11

DE/TE

20

Kyle Ellis

11

WR/DB

72

Cam Osley

12

OL/DL

19

Marvin Spencer

12

LB

21

Chandler Dula

10

WR/OLB

22

Reid Smith

12

WR/DB

73

Laurence Phillips

12

OL/DL

20

Isreal Spivey

11

WR

23

Preston Porter

10

WR/DB

74

Christopher Hinton

10

OL/DL

21

Kortney Cox

11

CR

24

Jay Maxa

12

WR/DB

75

Carson Costas

12

OL/DL

22

Quay Evans

12

RB/LB

26

Isaac Kim

10

WR/DB

77

Ford Roberts

11

OL/DL

OL

27

Cole Jolly

10

RB/ILB

OL/DL

TE/DE

9

9

10

Chris Stinson

Myles Hinton

Darren Sims

74

78

23

WR

DL

TE/OLB

11

12

10

Trevon Richardson

Will Smith

Jeffrey Blake

24

75

83

Presley Field

10

WR/OLB

25

Solee Fofana

12

K/LB

76

Kalowole Olarunfemi 12

OL

TE/ILB

84

28

Sam Collins

10

RB/DB

30

Choe Bryant-Strother 9

32

Aaron Miechiels

10

RB/OLB

85

Tony Wyche

11

TE/OLB

26

Nyrone Thomas

12

WR

77

Justin Shaffer

12

OL/DL

33

Jake Floyd

10

WR/DB

86

Spence Carr

10

TE/OLB

27

Darrell Neal

11

RB

80

Demetri Cooper

10

WR

34

Jonathan Moore

11

WR/DB

88

Sean Henderson

11

K/P

28

Tyrique Williams

12

DB

82

Jonvontae Price

12

WR

Head Coach: Tim Hardy Assistant Coaches: Shane Woodward, Brett Harte, Tom Meeker, Kendall Knight, Garrett Granberg, Nolan Hughey, Clay Cox, Tony Kijanko, Ken Irvin, Gary Richey and TJ Dixon

Head Coach: Jermaine Smiith Assistant Coaches: Lawrence “L” Smith, Henry Mabry, Chris Hill, Miguel Patrick, John Adams, Patrick Prioleau, James McNeill, Durand Hannah, Michael Martin, Reggie Jenkins, Matt Dry and Darrell Lake

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GHSA 2016 STATE FOOTBALL CHAMPIONSHIPS

Courtesy of AJC/Brant Sanderlin

Class AA

Benedictine vs. Fitzgerald Saturday, December 10 | 1:00 PM By Kyle Sandy

B

BENEDICTINE 14-0, REGION 2 NO. 1 SEED

enedictine has been flawless this season recording a school-best 14 wins and on the verge of capturing their second state title, their first coming in 2014 against Greater Atlanta Christian. The powerful military all-boys school has poured in 43.7 points per game while allowing less than eight points per contest. Junior Nick Iannone orchestrates the offense with 1,673 yards passing and 23 touchdowns. The Cadets’ run game, which averages close to 300 yards a night on the ground, is the engine of Coach Danny Britt’s offense. Four players have over 500 yards rushing on the season led by Wesley Kennedy. The senior ran for 180 yards and four touchdowns on just eight carries in Benedictine’s 49-10 semifinal rout of Callaway. For the season Kennedy has 1,157 yards on the ground along with 35 total touchdowns. Second on the team in rushing is junior Tyleek Collins. He exploded in the quarterfinals with four touchdowns in a 51-13 win over Pepperell. Junior Terrick Smalls is the third head of the vaunted rushing attack. He rumbled for 124 yards and two touchdowns against Callaway and has 695 yards and 13 rushing touchdowns on the year. The defense is led by Chris Harris and Matthew Lowenthal who have over 200 tackles between them. Defensive end Adam King and defensive tackle Bailey Clark lead the Cadets in tackles for loss. Benedictine’s balance on both sides of the ball has led to the Cadets not being challenged at all throughout their playoff run. They blew out Glenn Hills in the opening round of the playoffs 58-7 before crushing Banks County 49-0 in Round 2. Pepperell and Callaway met similar fates in the quarterfinals and semifinals. Fitzgerald is the last team to beat the Cadets, knocking them out of the playoffs in the quarterfinals last season 54-28, setting up for a heavyweight rematch in the finals.

2016 RESULTS GLYNN ACADEMY................................W 24-7 ST. PIUS X...........................................W 21-7 SOUTHEAST BULLOCH........................W 33-6 SWAINSBORO.....................................W 47-8 VIDALIA...............................................W 27-6 BRYAN COUNTY.................................W 48-20 TOOMBS COUNTY..............................W 42-13

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BACON COUNTY..................................W 65-7 METTER...............................................W 50-0 JEFF DAVIS.........................................W 48-7 GLENN HILLS......................................W 58-7 BANKS COUNTY..................................W 49-0 PEPPERELL.......................................W 51-13 CALLAWAY........................................W 49-10

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FITZGERALD 13-1, REGION 1 NO. 1 SEED

itzgerald has become a preeminent powerhouse, going 141-28-1 since 2004. The Purple Hurricanes have ridden a potent offense to the state championship for the second consecutive year and hope that this year they will be able to finish the journey with their first state title since 1948. Last year Coach Jason Strickland’s group fell short to Pace Academy in the title game 42-21. This season, Fitzgerald’s only loss came in Week 5 to Tift County, 35-28. Oklahoma State-commit J.D. King has been a handful for defenses to try and stop. He racked up 160 yards and two touchdowns on 23 carries in Fitzgerald’s semifinal victory over Hapeville Charter. He is joined by dualthreat quarterback James Graham as a leader of the offense. Graham completed 6-of-14 passes for 75 yards while adding 52 yards rushing and three touchdowns against Hapeville. Sophomores Damien Devine and Ethan Gordon have represented a bright future in the Hurricane backfield once King graduates, both backs playing big roles in Coach Strickland’s offense. Donterious Milsap and Joshua Reliford lead Fitzgerald in tackles from their linebacker and safety position, respectively. The Purple Hurricanes’ march back to the Dome has been an easy one. They rocked Dublin in the first round 42-7 and beat Rockmart 48-21 in the second round. Rabun County saw its undefeated season come to an end in the quarterfinals, losing 35-16. For Fitzgerald to beat the Cadets for the second time in two years, King will have to get off to a hot start. He rushed for 117 yards on 17 first half carries in the quarterfinals last year before finishing with 335 on 44 attempts in the Hurricanes’ 54-28 win over the Cadets. Fitzgerald put the game away in the second half after trailing at halftime 21-20, by outscoring Benedictine 34-7.

2016 RESULTS IRWIN COUNTY.................................W 56-19 MACON COUNTY...............................W 70-42 ROCKDALE COUNTY..........................W 41-14 SMITHS STATION (AL).........................W 41-7 TIFT COUNTY...................................... L 35-28 ALBANY..............................................W 48-7 BERRIEN.............................................W 42-0

BROOKS COUNTY................................W 40-7 EARLY COUNTY...................................W 40-6 THOMASVILLE...................................W 33-20 DUBLIN...............................................W 42-7 ROCKMART.......................................W 48-21 RABUN COUNTY................................W 35-16 HAPEVILLE CHARTER........................W 42-21


DECEMBER 9-10, 2016

BENEDICTINE VS. FITZGERALD CLASS AA SKINNY It seems like destiny for Benedictine and Fitzgerald to meet in the state championship after both mowed through the competition in Class AA. The Cadets haven’t lost a game since November 27, 2015 in the quarterfinals where the Purple Hurricanes ended their season 54-28. For Benedictine to exact revenge, they must contain J.D. King. The Oklahoma State-commit exploded for a career-high 335 yards and three touchdowns on 44 carries as he powered the Hurricanes after trailing 21-20 at the half. For Fitzgerald, Benedictine’s diverse rushing attack will be a problem. Tyleek Collins ran for 107 yards while Wesley Kennedy totaled 93 in defeat. Kennedy has gained 1,157 yards and scored 35 total touchdowns his senior season.

BENEDICTINE MILITARY CADETS

FITZGERALD PURPLE HURRICANES

(Savannah, Ga.) • Maroon & White • Region: 2-AA # Name 1 2 3 3 4 5 6 7 8 8 9 10 10 11 11 12 13 13 14 15 16 17 18 19 19 20 21 21 22 23 24 25 25 26 27 28 29 30 31 31 32 33 34 35 36 37 37 38 39 40 41 42 43 43 44 45 46 47 48 49

Tyleek Collins Travis Blackshear Jonah Griffin Chatham Spence Dennis Bailey Philip Moore Jakeen Harris Brendan Mahoney Bobby Baker Clark McKinney Nick Whitfield Colin Hogan Gowan Smith Carter Geriner Jeff Bolch John Wesley Kennedy III Terrick Smalls Jacob Farthing Nahshon Copeland Nick Iannone Michael DeMell Adam King John Ryan Macdonald Kyle Jackson James Newman Hunter Harrison Tripp Geriner Johnathan DeCubellis Cory Evans Matthew Lowenthal Cooper Marini Daniel Collins Jordon Garrett Triston Harrison Fred Nunn Andrew Warren Madison Phillips Jake Karesh CJ Outler Powell Fisher Chris Harris Jr. Noah Johnson Jaylien Duncan Wallace Geriner RaQuez Martin Diego Gibbons Vincent Grant Michael Koncul Keith Glover James Epps Rico Powers Jake Reese Ben Chapman Tanner Melvin Chandler White Luke Smith John Dodd Bennett Stroop Mallie Seckinger Adri Torres

Gr. Pos. 11 11 11 9 11 12 10 12 12 9 12 10 9 10 9 12 11 9 10 11 12 12 11 11 9 11 12 9 11 12 12 10 9 10 10 11 11 11 10 10 12 12 10 9 10 10 9 10 10 9 9 9 12 9 11 11 9 10 12 10

RB/DB RB/DB WR/DB RB/DB RB/DB RB/DB RB/DB WR/DB WR/DB QB/DB WR/DB QB/DB RB/DB QB/DB WR/DB RB/DB FB/DB FB/DB RB/DB QB QB/WR TE/DL WR/DB FB/LB QB/DL TE/LB WR/DB WR/DB RB/ LB WR/LB FB/LB RB/DB WR/DB QB/DB FB/LB WR/DB WR/LB WR/K FB/LB WR/K FB/LB TE/DL FB/LB QB/LB RB/LB FB/LB WR/DB RB/DB RB/DB RB/DB RB/DB FB/LB FB/DB WR/DB FB/LB FB/LB WR/LB TE/LB RB/LB WR/LB

50 51 51 52 53 53 54 56 57 58 59 60 60 61 62 63 64 65 65 66 67 67 68 68 69 70 71 72 73 74 75 75 76 77 77 78 78 79 80 81 82 83 84 85 86 87 88 89 90 91 92 93 94 95 96 97 98 99 99

Bailey Clark John Foran Josh Henning Harrison Hughes Grayson White Graham Hendrickson Jackson Singletary Winston Maxey Ahmed Awad Joseph Rouse Austin Williams Coleman Marini Sam Wilson Ryan Powers Mills Thompson Harley Willoughby Joshua Bacon Gage Blackston Ian Malloy Collin Major Richard Guerard Austen Harper Landon Friday Christian Elizalde John Foxworth Andrew Jakubsen Logan von Waldner Eric Hicks John Beckett Philip Boblasky Matthew Nyce Erik Hullum Mac Farthing Lawrence Bentley Lemeuel Loadholt Jeremy Brown Caelan Jones Triet Bui Trevon Locke Connor Brown Tyler Frederiksen Tony Iannone Trey Buckingham Gavin Stewart Harrison Herb Luke Barlow River MacBride Jaden Hardy Luke Whetstone Tucker Smith Michael Mowers Austin Knight Bobby Norman Joseph Coleman Sam Daly Logan Winters Alex Vierheilig Chris Kochanik Emil Falk

(Fitzgerald, Ga.) • Purple & Gold • Region: 1-AA

12 10 9 12 10 9 10 12 11 10 11 10 9 10 12 10 10 12 9 10 10 9 11 9 10 11 12 10 10 10 12 9 10 11 9 12 9 12 9 10 11 10 9 9 9 9 10 9 10 10 9 9 10 9 9 9 9 12 9

OL/DL OL/DL OL/DL OL/DL OL/LB OL/LB OL/DL OL/DL OL/ DL OL/DL OL/ DL TE/DL OL/DL OL/DL OL/DL OL/DL OL/DL OL/DL OL/DL OL/DL OL/DL OL/DL OL/ DL OL/DL OL/DL OL/ DL OL/DL OL/DL OL/DL OL/DL OL/DL OL/DL OL/DL OL/DL OL/DL OL/DL OL/DL OL/DL TE/LB QB/DB WR/DB WR/DB TE/DL WR/DB WR/DB OL/DL RB/LB TE/DL TE/DL TE/LB WR/DB WR/LB TE/DL FB/LB TE/DL FB/DB QB/LB WR/K RB/DB

Head Coach: Danny Britt Assistant Coaches: Ken Cooper, Baker Woodward, AJ Defilippis, Wesley Worthington, Charlie Jung, Howard Williams, Bryan Gray, Caleb Collins, Trevor Coleman, Kevin Prisant, Henry Meyers III, Nick Wright

# Name

Gr. Pos.

2 3 4 5 6 7 8 9 10 11 12 14 15 15 16 17 18 19 20 21 22 23 24 25 26 27 30 31 32 33 35 36 37 38 39 40 41 42 43 44 45 46 47 48 49 50

11 10 12 12 10 12 12 10 10 12 11 12 11 10 11 10 12 11 9 10 11 9 12 10 10 11 12 9 10 11 9 10 12 9 10 11 12 11 10 9 9 12 9 11 12 10

James Graham Damien Devine Cam Daniels Tyler Lewis Ethan Gordon Gerald Price Josh Reliford Jermon Coley Ashton Newell Willie Ross Matthew Howell Rick Jones Montreil Harris Spain Kelly Callen Ray Kody Krause JD King Marquarious Harper Dartavious Tomblin Justin Reliford Markeylon Lundy Martez Hannah Landon Guy Laroy Jones Antowin Bouie Talvin Craddock Antonio Perry Shomond Griffin Marcus Brown Danny Hope Devin Lampkin Zach Tate Malik Balom Roderick Williams Chris McDaniel Turner Chambliss Derryn Tatum Chris Smith Devonta Cleveland Quantavious Pugh James Taylor Jake Fowler Jonathan Thames Steven Daniel Jefferson Roberts Leondre Thompson

QB RB WR DB RB TE DB DB LB DB QB WR RB DB DL DB FB DB QB/DB DB LB RB/DB LB DB WR FB DB WR RB LB WR RB DB FB/LB LB DB DB LB DB FB/LB WR WR QB DB LB LB

51 52 53 54 55 56 57 58 59 60 61 62 63 64 65 66 67 68 71 72 73 74 75 76 77 80 81 82 83 84 85 86 87 88 89 90 91 92 93 94 95 97 98 99

Jason Poe Nate Henderson Chandler Hough Jake Young Kobe Burch David Echeverria Kelvin Deberry Kyle Burkhart Lane Dobbins Chase Miller Carl Smith Trey Johnson Dustin Hess Eric Avilla Dartavious Brantley Len Spivey Alex Martinez Jose Gaspar Mark Clements Kolton Price Kentarious Hayward Shawn Williamson Jay Reaves Anthony Ransey Jonah Hudson Malik Coney Tyree Pryor Lecitus Smith Maucarie Holmes Ben Braddy Brooks Royal Rawal Cheema JR Plummer Marlon Jackson Ozzie Hampton Kerrion Smith Jan Behnke Colby Bell Donterious Milsap Matthew Miles Khristian Westbrook Rahmir Bryant Joel Chavez Tony Duffie

12 10 12 9 12 11 10 11 10 10 12 10 9 11 11 10 9 10 9 10 10 9 10 12 12 11 11 12 9 12 12 12 10 11 10 11 12 11 11 9 11 12 10 9

OL DL OL OL/LB OL OL DL OL OL OL OL OL OL/DL K OL OL K DL OL OL OL OL OL DL OL WR LB TE TE/DL TE TE WR TE DL WR DL K K LB WR/DB DL DL K DL

Head Coach: Jason Strickland Assistant Coaches: Derrick Arrington, Matt Burke, Matt Day, Andy Dent, Lee Dorsett, Chris Hubert, Mark Merrill, Will Oliver, Randall Shoultz, Paul Stokes, Scotty Ward, Will Winston and Jason Wicker

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GHSA 2016 STATE FOOTBALL CHAMPIONSHIPS

Class A-Private

ELCA vs. Fellowship Christian Friday, December 9 | 10:00 AM By Kyle Sandy

Courtesy of Cecil Copeland

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EAGLE’S LANDING CHR. ACAD. 13-0, NO. 1 OVERALL SEED

n the line for Eagle’s Landing Christian Academy is the program’s fourth state title, a 2015 title defense and a record breaking 22nd straight win. The Chargers have clobbered everyone in their path with their biggest scares coming in the second game of the year against Jonesboro and on September 30 at Wesleyan in a then, No. 1 vs. No. 2 showdown. Against Jonesboro, the Chargers gutted out an ugly 8-2 victory. Over the next three weeks their offense responded, outscoring opponents 167-0. Clicking on all cylinders, ELCA visited Norcross to battle with Wesleyan. The Chargers escaped with a 34-31 win, a Johnathan Youngblood interception with close to five minutes remaining helping ELCA stave off the Wolves. Brayden Rush, a sophomore, tossed a touchdown to Sean Queen to put the game out of reach following the turnover. The two team locked horns again however in the quarterfinals after Eagle’s Landing Christian beat First Presbyterian Day in the playoffs 59-7. This time the Chargers’ ground game overwhelmed Wesleyan, rushing for 342 yards and five touchdowns on 49 carries in a 35-13 win. Trevor Gear and Josh Mays paced the attack, rushing for 163 yards and 115 yards, respectively. In ELCA’s 42-21 semifinal victory over Tattnall Square Academy, the Chargers were held to 191 yards rushing, 130 belonging to Gear as he ran for a score and caught a touchdown as well. Rush hit Queen on a backbreaking 73-yard bomb to seal the game. Coach Jonathan Gess will rely on the Chargers’ championship pedigree against upstart Fellowship Christian. In 2015, the Chargers overwhelmed Aquinas 35-14 in the Class A-Private state championship. The calling card for this year’s team has been a dominant defense. The Chargers have allowed just 101 points, good for a 7.7 points per game average. Offensively, ELCA has hung over 45 points per game on the scoreboard.

2016 RESULTS EAGLE’S LANDING............................W 39-13 JONESBORO..........................................W 8-2 HART COUNTY.....................................W 45-0 HOLY INNOCENTS’...............................W 49-0 FULTON LEADERSHIP ACADEMY.........W 73-0 WESLEYAN........................................W 34-31 OUR LADY OF MERCY.........................W 49-0

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STRONG ROCK CHRISTIAN..................W 56-7 MOUNT VERNON PRESBYTERIAN.......W 49-7 LANDMARK CHRISTIAN......................W 49-0 FIRST PRESBYTERIAN DAY.................W 59-7 WESLEYAN........................................W 35-13 TATTNALL SQUARE............................W 42-21

FELLOWSHIP CHRISTIAN 13-0, NO. 3 OVERALL SEED

ead Coach Al Morrell has slowly built Fellowship Christian into a H Class A-Private contender. Now in Year 4 at the helm, Morrell has broke through this season after posting records of 5-5, 4-6 and 5-5

over the past three seasons. The Paladins have racked up a school-record 13 wins, topping their previous high of 11 in 2007 when Fellowship took a trip to the quarterfinals. In fact since the ‘07 season, the Paladins hadn’t recorded a winning record until this year. They started to turn some heads in Week 2 when they knocked off Mt. Paran 14-7 and continued to gain momentum as they defeated Mt. Zion-Carroll 2814 in the final week of the regular season. In the playoffs, Fellowship Christian disposed of George Walton Academy 38-7 and ran into Region 6 foe Mt. Paran in the quarterfinals where they drilled the Eagles in their rematch, 45-13. The Paladins edged Prince Avenue Christian 31-28 in the semifinals to set up their first state championship appearance. Against the Wolverines, quarterback Jack Hardin finished 14-of22 for 120 yards and two touchdowns, while adding 114 yards and two scores on 25 carries. Hardin also managed three tackles on defense and picked off a pass. The senior leader has been a stalwart on both sides of the ball for the Paladins. He has 60 tackles and has thrown for 1,630 yards and 24 touchdowns with just three interceptions while also gaining 690 yards on the ground with 14 scores. His favorite receiving target has been Ryan Reid. The senior has 58 catches for 1,166 yards and 16 touchdowns. The Paladin offense is balanced by seniors Andrew Johnson and Andrew Minkert. Johnson has rushed for 1,063 yards and 12 touchdowns while Minkert has added 983 yards and 10 scores. Junior Billy McCurry paces the defense with 89 tackles, 19 for loss and eight sacks.

2016 RESULTS ATKINSON COUNTY...........................W 25-15 MOUNT PARAN CHRISTIAN.................W 14-7 OUR LADY OF MERCY.........................W 33-6 ST. FRANCIS........................................W 46-7 WALKER............................................W 49-14 WHITEFIELD ACADEMY.......................W 49-0 PINECREST ACADEMY......................W 42-28

MOUNT PISGAH CHRISTIAN..............W 35-21 KING’S RIDGE CHRISTIAN...................W 47-0 MOUNT ZION (CARROLL)...................W 28-14 GEORGE WALTON ACADEMY...............W 38-7 MOUNT PARAN CHRISTIAN...............W 45-13 PRINCE AVENUE CHRISTIAN.............W 31-28


DECEMBER 9-10, 2016

ELCA VS. FELLOWSHIP CLASS A-PRIVATE SKINNY Eagle’s Landing Christian has experience on the big stage, winning the 2015 state championship while Fellowship Christian has rode a Cinderella story to the title game after winning just five games a year ago. The Chargers will be the Paladins greatest challenge yet as ELCA is battle-tested against the likes of Wesleyan (2x), Landmark Christian and Tattnall Square. Fellowship Christian has passed all of its tests thus far with Mt. Paran, Mt. Zion-Carroll and Prince Avenue Christian being their best resume builders. Jack Hardin’s dual-threat magic under center will be a deciding factor in whether Fellowship can polish off their dream season with their first ever title.

EAGLE’S LANDING CHRISTIAN ACADEMY CHARGERS

FELLOWSHIP CHRISTIAN PALADINS

(McDonough, Ga.) • Navy & Gold • Region: 5-A

# Name

Gr. Pos.

39

Myles Dones

11

DB

1

Khaleb Hood

11

DB

40

Spencer O’Neal

12

FB

2

Isaiah Mays

12

DB

42

Jordan Bowers

11

DL

3

Brayden Rush

10

QB

43

Caleb Dallas

11

LB

Johnathan Youngblood

10

LB

(Roswell, Ga.) • Maroon & Columbian Blue • Region: 6B-A # Name

Gr. Pos.

26

Bandon Williams

11

WR/DB

2

Braden Webb

9

WR/DB

27

Cameron Gill

10

WR/DB

3

Ryan Reid

12

WR/DB

28

Michael Pinyero

9

4

Merrick Haigler

11

WB/DB

31

Davis Wynn

11

WB/OLB

5

Andrew Johnson

12

WB/OLB

32

Jack Pritchard

12

TE/OLB

6

James Milholin

11

WB/DB

33

Trexton Lewis

9

WB/ILB

8

Reed Bott

10

TE/DE

40

Matt Morton

11

ILB

9

Trevor Lewis

12

TE/DE

44

Andrew Minkert

12

FB

10

Cody Tapley

10

WR/LB

50

Matt Curry

11

ILB

11

Jack Hardin

12

QB/DB

53

Brett Eppinger

9

OL

12

Chase Cochran

12

ILB

54

Mason Russell

11

OL/DL

55

Jackson Eubanks

10

OL/DL

56

Jack Powers

10

OL/DL

60

Charlie Thompson

12

OL

64

William Kreikemeier

10

DE

65

Nolan Laveergne

11

OL

67

Zach Murray

12

DL

70

Billy McCurry

11

DE

DB

4

Trevor Gear

12

RB

44

5

Josh Mays

11

RB/DB

45

Harrison Taylor

11

DL

6

Connor Jones

12

SNAPPER

46

Gabe Taylor

9

--

7

Sean Queen

11

WR

47

Brendan Hill

9

--

8

Tre’ Douglas

11

DB

48

Nate McCollum

9

Wing

9

Jelan Pearson

10

DB

48

Adonis Scott

11

DB

10

Mason Stewart

10

WING

49

Thaddeus Underwood

11

DOG

11

Jaylan Coleman

11

DE

50

Thomas Williams

9

--

12

Devon Dorsey

9

WR

51

Ethan Bruno

9

OL

13

Brandon Beard

11

QB

52

Shedrick Rhodes

9

OL

15

Thaddeus Underwood

11

FS

53

Jacob Dendy

9

OL

16

Alex Usry

12

K/P

54

Caid McCammon

9

SNAPPER

17

Jordan Jakes

10

WR

55

Carlos Sagastume

9

OL

18

Justin Menard

10

WR

56

Zach Jones

11

OL

19

Eric Motes

12

DB

58

Max McBrayer

12

DL

13

Trey Robinson

12

OLB

20

Byron Terry

12

DB

59

Jeremy Butler

9

OL

21

Kobi Mitchell

10

DB

62

Daniel Kilpatrick

11

LB

14

John Consoli

12

K

22

Caleb Hudgins

12

DB

63

Tre Riddick

10

OL

15

Brooks Bryant

10

QB

23

Michael Meneely

10

RB

65

Zack Yarbrough

11

OL

24

Nate McCollum

9

DB

66

Cody Carder

10

OL

16

Hunter McMickle

11

QB

25

Rasaan Hopps

10

DB

67

Jared Denk

11

OL

17

Garrett Depew

12

K

26

Keaton Mitchell

9

RB

70

Willie Ruff

11

OL

27

Jack Buckley

10

DB

71

Martin Yates

11

OL

17

Caleb Jackson

10

--

28

Xavier Langston

11

LB

74

Evan Zember

10

OL

29

Dawson Magee

9

WING

75

Josue Arroyo

11

OL

18

Nate Shirely

12

P/DT

30

Devon Willett

9

DB

76

Ethan McClure

11

OL

19

Cam Cocheran

10

WR/DB

31

Andy Meyer

10

DB/WR

78

Gavan George

11

OL

32

George Shockley

11

LB

80

Dallas Hardeman

12

DL

21

Carter Isaacs

12

WB/DB

72

Tad Aycock

11

OL/DL

33

Brandon Evans

9

LB

81

Micah McClure

9

WR

22

Blake Scott

9

DB

76

Jackson Kreikemeier 12

OL

34

Deion Fisher

9

RB

82

CJ Turner

10

DL

35

Hunter Johnson

11

LB

83

Te’a McGlothin

9

DB

23

AJ Nardone

10

FB/ILB

77

Andrew Jordan

9

OL/DL

36

Will Henry

10

DB

85

Hunter Hardeman

9

--

37

CJ Senter

10

WING

98

Marquis Black

9

DL

24

Michael Ostenson

12

TE

77

Davis Shaw

11

OL/DL

38

Cole Campbell

9

DB

99

Tyrese Black

11

DL

25

Ethan Minkert

12

DE

83

Cole Pasho-Coughlin 9

Head Coach: Jonathan Gess Assistant Coaches: Joe Bryan, Seth Graham, Scott Queen, Anthony Mitchell, Jerry Barber, Brandon Thoma, Robby Moore and Stephanie Vasquez

K

Head Coach: Al Morrell Assistant Coaches: Bryon Chambers, Jim Exley, Taylor Malone, Curt Morrell, Tim Rice, Jake Robertson, Howie Silverman, Jimmy Stainback and Gustav Minor

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GHSA 2016 STATE FOOTBALL CHAMPIONSHIPS

Courtesy of The Brunswick News

Class A-Public

Macon County vs. McIntosh County Academy Saturday, December 10 | 10:00 AM By Kyle Sandy

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MACON COUNTY 11-2, NO. 1 OVERALL SEED

he Bulldogs look to make the 20th anniversary of winning the state title in 1996 another special year as Macon County is in the hunt for its second ever state championship. Everything revolves around superstar senior quarterback K’hari Lane. Statistically speaking, Lane has been the best quarterback in the state of Georgia by a massive margin and might have some of the best numbers of any quarterback in the nation. Lane has gone 183-of-296 for 3,557 yards passing, impressive enough, but the eye popping stat is his 52 touchdowns and only one interception. Tack on his eight rushing touchdowns and Lane has accounted for 60 touchdowns this season. He has been unstoppable with his favorite target being junior Trey Brown. He has caught 47 passes for 974 yards and 21 scores while second in command, junior Keldric Thomas has 702 yards and nine touchdowns off 32 receptions. Coach Dexter Copeland’s air raid offense has still been able to gain 2,559 yards on the ground with senior Jared Daniels carrying the load. Daniels has rushed 122 times for 1,311 yards and 12 touchdowns while junior Aukeeveous McLendon has chipped in 762 yards and six rushing scores. Senior middle linebacker Kentarius Felton powers the defense with his team-best 121 tackles. Marquel Jackson leads the team with five sacks in his senior season. Macon County’s only losses came against Class AA state finalist Fitzgerald (70-42) and Class AAAAAA semifinalist Northside-Warner Robins (45-6). Against Class A-Public opponents, the Bulldogs have been the bullies on the block. Outside of their opening round playoff victory against Turner County 47-37, Macon County has rolled. They beat Manchester 28-14 in the quarterfinals after drilling the Blue Devils 55-13 in the final week of the regular season. In the semifinals the Bulldogs raced past undefeated Emanuel County Institute 48-26 behind 250 yards rushing paced by McClendon’s 117 and two touchdowns. Lane threw for 128 yards on 6-of-13 passing with two touchdowns.

2016 RESULTS DOOLY COUNTY.............................................W 45-0 IRWIN COUNTY...........................................W 57-15 FITZGERALD.................................................L 70-42 TAYLOR COUNTY.........................................W 63-27 NORTHSIDE (WARNER ROBINS).....................L 45-6 CRAWFORD COUNTY...................................W 55-10 SCHLEY COUNTY...........................................W 41-7

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MCINTOSH COUNTY ACADEMY 10-2, NO. 6 OVERALL SEED

cIntosh County Academy started the year off inauspiciously at 1-1 with a Week 2 loss at home to defending state champion Clinch County, 327. The Buccaneers rebounded nicely however, winning five straight before a 21-14 loss to undefeated Calvary Day. Now with just one game ahead of them, if MCA can defeat Macon County, they will clinch their first ever state championship and tie the school record for wins which was set in 2000. The Bucs’ playoff road from coastal south Georgia to Atlanta began in the second round against Lincoln County. McIntosh County Academy won a defensive war 14-7 to advance to the quarterfinals against Greene County. There they held star running back Devin Wynn to just 99 yards as J.P. Palmer stole the show, rushing for 232 yards and four touchdowns on 14 carries in a 39-22 win. The semifinals set up a rematch with Clinch County where the Bucs flipped the script and shutdown the Panthers for a 24-8 win, using a goal line stand late in the first quarter to turn back Clinch as they went 0-4 in trips to the MCA red zone. Palmer came up big again with three touchdowns, scoring on a 56-yard reception, a 32-yard interception return and a 13-yard touchdown run in the fourth quarter. The junior has gained 746 yards rushing and nine touchdowns while adding on 416 receiving yards and four scores through the air this year. Junior quarterback Major Robinson has been steady, throwing for 1,731 yards and 15 touchdowns with six interceptions. His favorite target has been senior Dustin Anderson who has caught 31 passes for 631 yards and five scores. On defense Jonathan Jason has totaled 122 tackles while Fred Carswell has tallied 100 stops. Dallas Anthony (9.5), Akhari Roberts (7.5) and Joseph Roberts (7.5) ignite the pass rush, leading the Bucs in sacks.

2016 RESULTS

HAWKINSVILLE.............................................W 55-8

BRANTLEY COUNTY.................................. W 48-6

CLAXTON................................................. W 49-13

CENTRAL (TALBOTTON).................................W 62-0

CLINCH COUNTY.........................................L 32-7

CALVARY DAY............................................L 21-14

MANCHESTER.............................................W 55-13

BRYAN COUNTY......................................... W 14-0

SAVANNAH COUNTRY DAY........................ W 28-3

TURNER COUNTY........................................W 47-37

JENKINS COUNTY..................................... W 38-0

LINCOLN COUNTY..................................... W 14-7

MANCHESTER.............................................W 28-14

SAVANNAH CHRISTIAN........................... W 31-12

GREENE COUNTY.................................... W 39 -22

EMANUEL COUNTY INSTITUTE....................W 48-26

PORTAL..................................................... W 34-4

CLINCH COUNTY....................................... W 24-8


DECEMBER 9-10, 2016

MACON COUNTY VS. MCINTOSH COUNTY CLASS A-PUBLIC SKINNY K’hari Lane brings his 52:1 touchdown-to-interception ratio to the big stage as Macon County attempts to win a state title 20 years after its lone championship in 1996. The Bulldogs’ tough schedule has prepared them for a run to the Dome. Losses to perennial powers Fitzgerald and Northside-Warner Robins have helped bring the Bulldogs’ game to another level. McIntosh County Academy will use its balanced defense loaded with pass rushers to try and slow down Lane. J.P. Palmer has come up big over the past two rounds at running back for the Bucs, gaining 334 yards rushing and scoring six total touchdowns. Coach Robby Robinson searches for his first state title in 19 years as a head coach and ninth total at McIntosh County Academy after a four year hiatus at Washington-Wilkes.

MACON COUNTY BULLDOGS

MCINTOSH COUNTY ACADEMY BUCCANEERS

(Montezuma, Ga.) • Red & Grey • Region: 4B-A

(Darien, Ga.) • Red & Gold • Region: 3A-A

# Name

Gr. Pos.

40

Mikevious Holmes

11

DB

# Name

Gr. Pos.

40

CC Reed

9

WR

2

K’Hari Lane

12

QB

41

Jonquavious Clayton

--

LB

1

Simon Cummings

12

DB

41

Will Ryals

9

DB

3

Trey Brown

11

WR

43

Rakeem Harp

10

DB

2

Denver Anthony

9

QB

42

David Hulett

9

LB

4

Trey Mathis

11

ATH

51

Merrell Crawford

10

DL/OL

4

Jonathan Jason

12

LB

43

Will Holloway

9

WR

5

Curt McDonald

12

WR/DB

6

Daiquon Drake

12

WR

52

Christian Meadows

11

OL/DL

44

Josh Amerson

9

LB

6

Akeevious McLendon

11

RB/DB

7

Martin McRae

12

WR

47

Nick Harper

9

WR

53

Earl Mann

10

DL/OL

7

Kekdrick Thomas

11

WR

8

Dustin Anderson

12

QB

48

Tyrese Dixon

9

DL

54

Peter Eaddie

12

OL/DL

9

Michael Campbell

11

DB

8

Ladarius Hardwick

11

WR

51

Austin Anderson

11

OL

55

Jakorey Allen

10

OL/DL

10

Dekhel Mitchell

12

DB

52

Michael Jackson

9

DL

56

Daniel Yanez

11

OL/DL

11

Jacob Lingle

10

DB

53

James World

11

DL

12

Major Robinson

11

QB

54

Spencer Rozier

9

OL

13

Johnny Cummings

10

DB

55

Nick Carter

10

DL

14

Barry Jackson

12

DL

56

Cam Evans

11

OL

58

Will Daughtry

9

OL

59

Joseph Roberts

12

DL

60

Jay Harris

11

OL

61

Casey Lee

9

OL

62

Ben Turner

10

OL

63

Cooper Wood

9

OL

65

Buster Sullivan

12

OL

66

Chris Lynn

9

OL

9

Tyrese Adkinson

12

LB/S

10

Kentarious Felton

12

LB

11

Jamal Rice

11

WR/DB

57

Tahj Reese

12

OL/DL

Nathaniel Oliver

10

DL/OL

12

Jadarious Hicks

11

LB/QB

58

13

William Felton

10

QB

61

Wesley Montford

10

DL/OL

15

Akhari Roberts

12

LB

15

Travon Williams

--

--

63

Malik Swafford

11

OL/DL

16

Danny Carter

10

DB

16

Jadarius Brown

--

--

70

Shelby Byse

11

OL/DL

17

Logan Reddick

9

QB

18

Brandon Howard

12

WR

19

Don Grant

11

RB

20

Payne Drake

11

DB

21

Tyler Crosby

9

WR

17

Leon Dantes

11

LB

18

Marquell Jackson

12

LB

21

Jared Daniels

12

RB

22

TuDarius Stokeling

11

23

LaKeviyon Walker

9

24

Jalil Hubbard

11

25

Robtavious Manning

11

WR DB/WR

71

Christopher Leggett

11

OL/DL

72

Demonte Walters

11

DL/OL

73

Mario Green

--

DL/OL

75

Wytrez Ivory

11

OL/DL

22

John Grovenor

10

LB

76

T. J. McDonald

11

DL/OL

23

AJ Thorpe

10

RB

77

Dexter Sutton

11

DL/OL

24

JP Palmer

11

RB

68

Stanley Rush

9

OL

80

Tyrique Warren

--

WR

31

Traquan Lynn

9

LB

70

Courtney Jones

11

OL

32

Ahmaud Jackson

9

RB

72

Cody Thybault

11

OL

33

Jamri Jones

9

RB

74

Tyree Edmond

12

DL

35

Christian Wright

11

LB

76

Matthew Palmer

9

OL

DB LB

28

Tyrique Ridley

11

RB

30

J’Corien Williams

10

RB

31

Jamari Harris

11

34

Makhil Perkins

37

Richard Story

84

D’Quan Fudge

11

WR

DB

85

Tahj Reese

10

WR/DB

10

DL/RB

86

Marquell Grant

--

WR

36

Anthony Jones

9

WR

81

Caleb Anderson

10

WR

10

DB

87

Abisai Gutierrez

11

K/P

38

O’Shea Lumpkin

9

LB

77

Austin Carter

10

DL

Head Coach: Dexter Copeland Assistant Coaches: Clayton McClendon, Antwon Oliver, Tim Soloman, James Latimore, Randall Jump and James Brown

Head Coach: Robby Robinson Assistant Coaches: Scott Hamilton, Steve Johnson, Marco Kirk, Pat Marshall, JR Ragan, Ron Smith, Dayon Toomer and Terel Toomer

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GHSA 2016 STATE FOOTBALL CHAMPIONSHIPS Archer

Region 8 - Team 3

2016-2017 GHSA Class AAAAAAA State Football Championship

23

Peachtree Ridge 28 H

Pebblebrook

Region 2 - Team 4

Roswell

Region 4 - Team 1

Tift Co.

Region 1 - Team 3

North Cobb

Region 3 - Team 2

27

Peachtree Ridge 12

Region 6 - Team 2

Roswell

7 Roswell

49

42 H

7

7

44 H

28

35 H

North Cobb

Lambert

Region 5 - Team 1

Lambert

North Gwinnett

Region 6 - Team 3

South Gwinnett

South Gwinnett

23

Hillgrove

Region 3 - Team 3

Lowndes

Dec. 9-10

Dec. 2-3

Nov. 25-26

Nov. 18-19

21

Grayson 24

31

Georgia Dome

45

Mill Creek

H 0 56

41

Mill Creek

H

H Westlake

61

26

0

41 H

Mill Creek

30

H Lowndes

10

29

57

Parkview 27

Lowndes Norcross

Champion

21 H

24 H

28 H

21

H

McEachern

10 47 H

Runner-Up

North Paulding

Region 3 - Team 4

Colquitt Co.

Region 1 - Team 1

Nov. 11-12

Cherokee

H

H

Milton

Norcross

48

H

24

92 H

Region 7 - Team 1

Dec. 2-3

7 Westlake

Westlake

Region 1 - Team 2 Region 5 - Team 4

Colquitt Co.

21

Etowah

Region 2 - Team 1

7 66 H

H Nov. 25-26

West Forsyth

Region 5 - Team 3

45 Brookwood Region 7 - Team 2 H

13

17 H

Westlake

Brookwood

Colquitt Co.

Roswell

H

Nov. 18-19

Region 8 - Team 2 Region 4 - Team 4

7

44 H

Nov. 11-12

42

21 H

21

Mountain View

Region 6 - Team 4

56 Grayson Region 8 - Team 1 H

35

Central Gwinnett 14

Region 7 - Team 4

Grayson

Grayson

35

Woodstock

Region 4 - Team 3

34 East Coweta Region 2 - Team 2 H

59 H Roswell

North Cobb

Woodstock

Grayson

29 H

45 H

35

McEachern

Wheeler

Region 2 - Team 3

Cherokee

Region 4 - Team 2

Newton

Region 8 - Team 4

Mill Creek

Region 6 - Team 1

Parkview

Region 7 - Team 3

South Forsyth

Region 5 - Team 2

Lassiter

At Large

35 McEachern Region 3 - Team 1 H

In the first four rounds, the higher seeded team will host. If both teams are the same seed, see GHSA Constitution, Football Section, for procedure. Finals: the (H) in the bracket indicates the designated host school.

Gainesville

Region 8 - Team 3

Harrison

Region 6 - Team 2

2016-2017 GHSA Class AAAAAA State Football Championship

24 Harrison

20

7

45 H

24

Tucker

21

28

Stephenson 10 H

Stephenson

0

Bradwell Institute 15

Region 2 - Team 4

Tucker

Region 4 - Team 1

Lee County

Region 1 - Team 3

Evans

Region 3 - Team 2

Cambridge

Region 7 - Team 4

Mays

Region 5 - Team 1

Tucker

Region 6 - Team 3

Lanier

Lee County

Valdosta 69

H Nov. 25-26

Dec. 2-3

Dec. 9-10

Dec. 2-3

Nov. 25-26

Nov. 18-19

0

7

Lovejoy

H Glynn Academy

20

30

Georgia Dome

H

H

7 24 H

Northside-WR

7

6

Dalton

Dalton

13

52 H

38 H

34 H Northside-WR

Langston Hughes 34 Langston Hughes 10 10 H

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42

28 Champion

Valdosta

Region 1 - Team 1

Richmond Hill

Region 2 - Team 3

Alexander 20 H

Coffee

56 42

Runner-Up In the first four rounds, the higher seeded team will host. If both teams are the same seed, see GHSA Constitution, Football Section, for procedure. Finals: the (H) in the bracket indicates the designated host school.

Winder-Barrow

Region 8 - Team 4

42 Dalton Region 6 - Team 1 H

H Northside-WR

Lakeside-Evans

Region 3 - Team 4

48 Lovejoy Region 4 - Team 2 H

Dalton

Glynn Academy 47 H

H

Region 5 - Team 4

14

Valdosta

Northgate

Region 5 - Team 3

Nov. 11-12 28

Allatoona

Grovetown

Region 7 - Team 1

14 35 H

Tucker

Sequoyah

Region 6 - Team 4

16 Centennial Region 7 - Team 2 H

Valdosta

28

45

Johns Creek

Northgate

H

H

Nov. 18-19

Glynn Academy

Region 1 - Team 2

20

31

Effingham Co.

Region 2 - Team 2

28 Dacula Region 8 - Team 1 H

Valdosta

21 H

35

42 H

3

Northside-WR

Mays Mays

Dacula

0

14

Jonesboro

Region 3 - Team 3

27

22 H

22

0 H

6 H

Region 2 - Team 1

Tucker

41

Region 8 - Team 2 Region 4 - Team 4

H

48 H

Nov. 11-12 Allatoona

6 H

23

Stephenson

Region 4 - Team 3

Coffee

Alpharetta

Region 7 - Team 3

Alexander

Region 5 - Team 2

Coffee

Region 1 - Team 4

24 Heritage-Conyers Region 3 - Team 1 H


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GHSA 2016 STATE FOOTBALL CHAMPIONSHIPS Clarke Central

Region 8 - Team 3

Carver-Atlanta

Clarke Central

Region 6 - Team 2

32 H

South Effingham

0

Region 2 - Team 4

Stockbridge

Region 4 - Team 1

Warner Robins

Region 1 - Team 3

Griffin

Region 6 - Team 3

34 H

H

34

27

20 H

Nov. 25-26

Dec. 2-3

Dec. 9-10

12

Rome

Region 7 - Team 1

Dec. 2-3

Nov. 25-26

Nov. 18-19

24 Woodland-Stock.

Buford H Ware Co.

13

8 21 H

35 H

H

Rome

16

28

Grady 42

H

Kell

31

H Bainbridge

31

0

Kell

50 H

Rome

0 Rome

44

42

H

45 H

56

17 3 H

Runner-Up

H

Starr’s Mill 38 H

In the first four rounds, the higher seeded team will host. If both teams are the same seed, see GHSA Constitution, Football Section, for procedure. Finals: the (H) in the bracket indicates the designated host school.

Oconee Co.

Region 8 - Team 3

NW- Whitfield

Region 6 - Team 2

Upson-Lee

Region 2 - Team 4

NW- Whitfield

0

8

31 H

Woodward Acad. 15

17

21

Cartersville

55 H

Chestatee

14

Cartersville

77

Region 7 - Team 4

Region 5 - Team 1

6

H

Burke Co.

Burke Co.

38

Jefferson

H

23 7

Cartersville

26

13

Sandy Creek

35 H

2

Cartersville

10 H

Cairo

Nov. 18-19

Nov. 25-26

Dec. 2-3

Dec. 9-10

Dec. 2-3

Nov. 25-26

Nov. 18-19

Stephens Co.

Heritage-Catoosa 21

Region 8 - Team 2

30 H

North Clayton

12

Region 4 - Team 4

Mary Persons

14 21

H Mary Persons

6

27

17

0 Blessed Trinity

Blessed Trinity

33 Region 7 - Team 1 H

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21

H

27 Champion

Runner-Up

30 H

Starr’s Mill

Region 3 - Team 1

Luella

Region 4 - Team 3

Pickens

Region 6 - Team 4

Sandy Creek

Region 5 - Team 3

Baldwin

Region 3 - Team 4

Spalding

Region 2 - Team 3

St. Pius

Region 8 - Team 4

21 Ridgeland Region 6 - Team 1 H 24

7

Blessed Trinity

Ridgeland

Thomson

Carver-Columbus 17

Veterans

Region 1 - Team 4

17 Eastside Region 4 - Team 2 H

Spalding

H

Carver-Columbus 35 H Chapel Hill

7

Georgia Dome

38

Region 1 - Team 2 Region 5 - Team 4

28 H

45 Region 2 - Team 1 H Region 3 - Team 3

Spalding

H Mary Persons

Mary Persons Cross Creek

38

Thomson

Kell

Region 7 - Team 3

Nov. 11-12 24

Heritage-Catoosa 37

Region 6 - Team 3

Grady

Region 6 - Team 1

43 Cairo Region 1 - Team 1 H

H

Nov. 11-12

Walnut Grove

Region 8 - Team 4

20 Marist Region 7 - Team 2 H

Cairo

H Cartersville

New Hampstead

Region 2 - Team 3

59 Jefferson Region 8 - Team 1 H

Jefferson

7

Region 1 - Team 1

35 West Laurens Region 2 - Team 2 H 21 H

Northside-Columbus 20

Region 3 - Team 2

West Laurens

Jefferson

Woodward Acad. 49 H

H

Region 1 - Team 3

14

H

0

Woodward Acad. 42

Region 4 - Team 1

2016-2017 GHSA Class AAAA State Football Championship

20

Riverdale

Region 3 - Team 4

22 SW Dekalb Region 5 - Team 2 H

Kell

Champion

Lithonia

Region 5 - Team 3

39 Woodland-Stockbridge Region 4 - Team 2

H Ware Co.

Buford

Region 8 - Team 1

H

29 Woodland-Stock.

Georgia Dome

North Springs

Region 6 - Team 4

Nov. 11-12 6

19

Wayne Co.

Region 2 - Team 2

38 Thomas Co. Central

H

Loganville

Whitewater

Region 5 - Team 4

14 Thomas Co. Cent. H

Rome

Jones Co.

Region 4 - Team 3

48 Carrolton H Region 7 - Team 2

Carrolton

10

35

Miller Grove

20 Carrolton

26

Nov. 18-19

Ware Co.

Region 1 - Team 2

45

H

Buford 41

Griffin

34 H

28

Bainbridge

28

27

Arabia Mtn.

Ola

Region 3 - Team 3

7 H

21

15

Buford

H Griffin

24 Region 8 - Team 2 H

Region 2 - Team 1

H

Buford

H

Loganville

Region 4 - Team 4

Jones Co.

56

Stockbridge

Nov. 11-12 Riverwood

41

49

14

39 26

H

Villa Rica

Region 5 - Team 1

37

33

56 H

Arabia Mtn.

13 Stockbridge

Stockbridge

Region 3 - Team 2 Region 7 - Team 4

2016-2017 GHSA Class AAAAA State Football Championship

35

West Hall

West Hall

Region 7 - Team 3

21 Troup Region 5 - Team 2 H

Thomson

23 Americus-Sumter 42

H

In the first four rounds, the higher seeded team will host. If both teams are the same seed, see GHSA Constitution, Football Section, for procedure. Finals: the (H) in the bracket indicates the designated host school.

Thomson

Region 1 - Team 4

57 Thomson Region 3 - Team 1 H


DECEMBER 9-10, 2016 Jackson Co.

Region 8 - Team 3

North Murray

North Murray

Region 6 - Team 2

28 H

Tattnall Co.

13

Region 2 - Team 4

Peach Co.

42 H

Cook

3

Savannah

27 H

North Hall

18

Region 7 - Team 4

Westminster

Region 5 - Team 1

Sonoraville

Region 6 - Team 3

Franklin Co.

Region 8 - Team 2

Pike Co.

Region 4 - Team 4

Pace Academy

Region 5 - Team 4

GACS

Region 7 - Team 1

21

7

0

H

H

H

Crisp Co.

49 29

21

Westminster

56

17 H

H

45 H

Lovett

0 30 H

GACS

Nov. 25-26

Dec. 2-3

Dec. 9-10

Dec. 2-3

Crisp Co. 42

Nov. 25-26

Nov. 18-19

20

Cedar Grove

Jackson

H

9 H

Liberty Co.

38

21

Georgia Dome

H

10 Liberty Co.

H

0 41 H

GACS Worth Co.

55

13

17

47

44

17 34 H

35 H

Cedar Grove 63 H

Cedar Grove

14

Champion

3

Jenkins

H

Runner-Up

Lovett

Region 5 - Team 3

Islands

Region 3 - Team 4

Crisp Co.

Region 1 - Team 1

Brantley Co.

Region 2 - Team 3

Jackson

Region 4 - Team 2

Monroe Area

Region 8 - Team 4

42 Calhoun Region 6 - Team 1 H

28 GACS

GACS

Calhoun

Cedar Grove

21

56 H

44 H

Calhoun

28 H

Morgan Co.

Region 8 - Team 1

Nov. 11-12 7

14

Bremen

Region 6 - Team 4

28 Dawson Co. Region 7 - Team 2 H

Crisp Co.

H

Sonoraville

7

Region 1 - Team 2

Bremen

15

SE Bulloch

Worth Co.

27 Peach Co.

Westside-Macon

Region 4 - Team 3

41 Pierce Co. Region 2 - Team 2 H

Pierce Co.

49 H

Nov. 18-19

56 H

Region 3 - Team 3

21

27

24

49 H

Liberty Co.

Region 2 - Team 1

Peach Co.

Westminster

Nov. 11-12

Pierce Co.

H

Savannah

Region 3 - Team 2

34 49

7

Peach Co.

Region 4 - Team 1 Region 1 - Team 3

2016-2017 GHSA Class AAA State Football Championship

14

Union Co.

Region 7 - Team 3

Cedar Grove

Region 5 - Team 2

Dougherty

Region 1 - Team 4

41 Jenkins Savh Region 3 - Team 1 H

In the first four rounds, the higher seeded team will host. If both teams are the same seed, see GHSA Constitution, Football Section, for procedure. Finals: the (H) in the bracket indicates the designated host school.

Elbert Co.

Region 8 - Team 3

Douglass

Region 6 - Team 2

Toombs Co.

Region 2 - Team 4

Screven Co.

Douglass

9

35 H

Brooks Co.

20

Southwest

Region 3 - Team 2

Model

Region 7 - Team 4

Callaway

Region 5 - Team 1

K.I.P.P. Atlanta

Banks Co.

55 H

55 H

Dodge Co.

17

Spencer

Region 5 - Team 4

Pepperell

Region 7 - Team 1

0

35 H

35

Nov. 25-26

Dec. 2-3

Dec. 9-10

7 48

Fitzgerald

H

Dec. 2-3

0

Nov. 25-26

42

Nov. 18-19

51 H

H

0 14 Hapeville Charter H

49 H Benedictine

H

44 38

14

7 H

Pepperell

14

21

13

Chattooga 14 H

Chattooga

22

Champion Pepperell

35 H

Runner-Up

Swainsboro

Region 2 - Team 3

7 H

Washington Co.

In the first four rounds, the higher seeded team will host. If both teams are the same seed, see GHSA Constitution, Football Section, for procedure. Finals: the (H) in the bracket indicates the designated host school.

Monticello

Region 8 - Team 4

42 Hapeville Charter

H

21 Hapeville Charter

49

Fitzgerald

Region 1 - Team 1

29 Jefferson Co. Region 4 - Team 2 H

30 Hapeville Charter

Georgia Dome

Dublin

Region 3 - Team 4

Nov. 11-12

Jefferson Co.

H Benedictine

Dodge Co.

46 H

6

Fitzgerald

Heard Co.

Region 5 - Team 3

42 Rockmart Region 7 - Team 2 H

Fitzgerald

Benedictine

H

Rockmart

22

Benedictine

Region 2 - Team 1

Thomasville

H

H

Banks Co.

7

Region 1 - Team 2

55 Rabun Co. Region 8 - Team 1 H

Fitzgerald

0

Glenn Hills

Region 3 - Team 3

42

10

21

Nov. 18-19

Vidalia

Region 2 - Team 2 Region 6 - Team 4

Rabun Co.

H

20

1 H

Benedictine

42

Callaway 28

30 H

Rabun Co.

14

Callaway

Vidalia

Laney

Region 4 - Team 3

20 B.E.S.T. Academy

Callaway

14 H

Region 8 - Team 2 Region 4 - Team 4

16

34 H

28 H

Brooks Co.

Nov. 11-12

Region 6 - Team 3

Screven Co. Screven Co.

13 7

20

43 H

Region 4 - Team 1 Region 1 - Team 3

2016-2017 GHSA Class AA State Football Championship

29

Region 6 - Team 1

Chattooga

Region 7 - Team 3

Lamar Co.

Region 5 - Team 2

Berrien

Region 1 - Team 4

49 Washington Co. Region 3 - Team 1 H

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GHSA 2016 STATE FOOTBALL CHAMPIONSHIPS Marion Co. Team 24

Twiggs Co. Team 9

2016-2017 GHSA Class A Public State Football Championship

7 Twiggs Co.

18

46 H

31

20 Manchester

0

14

Trion

Team 23

Taylor Co. 34 H

Commerce

Taylor Co. Team 10

Manchester

Commerce

Team 8

Manchester

35

39 H

H

Bye

Macon Co.

Turner Co. Team 17

41 Turner Co.

Terrell Co. Macon Co.

Macon Co.

H

H

Bye

Clinch Co. 14 12

Macon Co.

Team 1

8

37

6 H

Team 16

48

44 H

28 H

47 H

Macon Co.

Team 7

Commerce

Randolph-Clay Team 18

Mitchell Co. 46 H

Clinch Co.

Mitchell Co. Team 15

Clinch Co. 54 H

H

Team 2

Clinch Co.

Bye

Bye

Nov. 11-12 Irwin Co. Team 21

Nov. 18-19

Nov. 25-26

Dec. 2-3

Dec. 9-10

Dec. 2-3

34

0 H

7

McIntosh Co. Irwin Co.

25

39 H

Mt. Zion Team 5

Mt. Zion

Team 13

ECI Miller Co.

24

ECI

44 H

Bye

22

7

Wheeler Co.

49 H

Greene Co.

Team 19

Greene Co.

Greene Co. 40 H

Runner-Up

Bye

Team 14

Pelham

Champion

49 H

Team 11 Team 6

McIntosh Co.

McIntosh Co. 55

ECI ECI

26

Lincoln Co. McIntosh Co.

14

29 H

Team 4

24 H 14 H

28

Team 22

Lincoln Co.

McIntosh Co.

17 H

Bye

Miller Co.

Nov. 11-12 3 Washington-Wilkes

Irwin Co.

Team 12

Team 20

Nov. 18-19

42

Dooly Co.

Bowdon

Nov. 25-26

Team 3

Pelham

Bye

In the first four rounds, the higher seeded team will host. In the Finals, the higher seeded team will be the designated host school.

Brookstone Team 24

Pinecrest Acad. Team 9

2016-2017 GHSA Class A Private State Football Championship

7 Pinecrest Acad.

12

8

6 Darlington 20

14 H

Wesleyan

13

10

Landmark Chr.

H

Wesleyan Wesleyan

45 H

13 H

Bye

ELCA

Team 17

Aquinas

Team 16

Darlington Team 10

Landmark Chr.

Team 8

FDP

Walker

Team 23

42 H

35 FDP

Bye

Prince Ave. 35

H

7

10 H

13 ELCA

ELCA

Team 1

28

ELCA

35 H

27 H

59 H

Team 7

Landmark Chr.

Mt. Pisgah 26 H

Prince Ave.

Mt. Pisgah Team 18

Athens Chr. Team 15

Prince Ave.

ELCA

55 H

Team 2

Prince Ave.

H

Bye

Bye

Nov. 11-12 Holy Innocents’ Team 21

Stratford Acad. Team 12

Nov. 18-19

Nov. 25-26

Dec. 2-3

Dec. 9-10

Dec. 2-3

Nov. 25-26

Nov. 18-19

7

Nov. 11-12 21 Savh Country Day

Stratford Acad.

7

35 H

10

Fellowship Chr. Tattnall Sq.

28

13

Team 22

Athens Acad. 37 H

Mt. Paran

Tattnall Sq. Tattnall Sq.

13 H

17 H

Bye Team 20

Savannah Chr.

Team 13

Tattnall Sq.

7 Savannah Chr. 41 H

Bye

31

10 H

14 H

Champion

Bye

45 H

Runner-Up

14

Mt. Vernon

38 H

George Walton

George Walton

Fellowship Chr.

In the first four rounds, the higher seeded team will host. In the Finals, the higher seeded team will be the designated host school.

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Team 6

Mt. Paran

Fellowship Chr. 7

Calvary Day Calvary Day

21

7

Calvary Day Team 4

Team 11

Mt. Paran

Team 5

Hebron Chr.

Athens Acad.

Team 19

Team 14

Fellowship Chr. 38 H

Fellowship Chr.

Team 3

Bye


DECEMBER 9-10, 2016

My Team They are like my second family.

After practices, we all go out to eat together. On weekends, we meet up to ride bikes or swim. And when we play, it’s not for the people up in the stands. It’s not for the victory. It’s just for us. MAHLIK H. Student from Bloomington, IL Football, Wrestling

What’s Your Reason? High school activities allow you to connect to yourself, your community and your future. Find your place. Find yourself. Find your reason why.

Learn more and join in at nfhs.org/myreasonwhy

#MyReasonWhy

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GHSA 2016 STATE FOOTBALL CHAMPIONSHIPS

GEMC COOPERATIVE SPIRIT SPORTSMANSHIP AWARD

Georgia’s Electric Membership Cooperatives (Georgia’s EMCs) proudly sponsors the Georgia High School Association (GHSA) Cooperative Spirit Sportsmanship Award and today announces the 48 GHSA-member high schools that will receive the 2016 award. The award honors schools that demonstrated exemplary sportsmanship during the 2015-2016 school year. Since 2006, the GHSA and Georgia’s EMCs have sponsored the Cooperative Spirit Sportsmanship Award, which reinforces the GHSA philosophy: “Students, athletes, coaches, spectators and all others associated with high school activities programs should adhere to the fundamental values of respect, fairness, honesty and responsibility.” Schools around the state are honored for exhibiting exceptional sportsmanship during competitive events. Student athletes, fellow students, school staff, parents and event spectators are recognized for the sportsmanship they display. The award is not only a school honor, but a community honor as well. The GHSA region secretaries select winners based upon the sportsmanship demonstrated throughout the school year. Cooperative Spirit Sportsmanship Awards are presented annually to the GHSA-member high schools in the 48 regions from the six classifications by representatives from the EMCs during fall athletic events and school assemblies. Winners of the 2016 Georgia EMC Cooperative Spirit Sportsmanship Award are:

GHSA SPORTSMANSHIP STATEMENT

“The Georgia High School Association congratulates each of these region winners of the GEMC Cooperative Spirit Sportsmanship Award for 2016,” says Gary Phillips, GHSA Executive Director. “These member schools have been selected by their region’s leadership for their efforts in the ongoing efforts promotion of good sportsmanship in all GHSA activities and competitions. Good sporting behavior is critical to the development of all young people. It is a cornerstone for productive adult citizens and fans. We thank Georgia’s EMCs for their long time support of this program.”

R1 R2 R3 R4 R5 R6 R7 R8

Lee County High School Tucker High School East Coweta High School McEachern High School Etowah High School Habersham Central High School Meadowcreek High School Dacula High School

R1 R2 R3 R4 R5 R6 R7 R8

Carver (Columbus) High School Warner Robins High School - Bradwell Institute Forest Park High School Allatoona High School Creekside High School River Ridge High School Flowery Branch High School

R1 R2 R3 R4 R5 R6 R7 R8 R1 R2 R3 R4 R5 R6 R7 R8 R1 R2 R3 R4 R5 R6 R7 R8 R1 R2 R3 R4 R5 R6 R7 R8

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Class 6-A

Class 5-A

Class 4-A

Thomas County Central High School Howard High School Wayne County High School Hampton High School Troup High School St. Pius X Catholic High School LaFayette High School Chestatee High School

Class 3-A

Jenkins High School Jordan High School Washington County High School Westminster School Haralson County High School Ringgold High School Lumpkin County High School Morgan County High School

Class 2-A

Berrien High School Bryan County High School Screven County High School Putnam County High School Heard County High School Holy Innocents’ Episcopal School Chattooga High School Washington-Wilkes High School

Class A

Pataula Charter Academy Echols County High School Jenkins County High School St. Anne Pacelli High School Strong Rock Christian School Walker School First Presbyterian Day School Towns County High School


DECEMBER 9-10, 2016

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2016 GHSA Football State Championships  

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