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DECEMBER 8-9, 2017

2017 CHAMPIONSHIP SCHEDULE

FEATURES

FRIDAY, DECEMBER 8

Letter from the Executive Director .................................................................................5 Mercedes-Benz Stadium Information ............................................................................6 Fall Champions ...........................................................................................................16 Past State Champions ..................................................................................................17 GEMC Sportsmanship Award .......................................................................................39

CL AS S A P R I VATE CH A M P I O N S H I P 10:00 AM - Eagle’s Landing Christian vs. Athens Academy

CL A S S A A A CHA M P I O NS H I P 1:00 PM - Peach County vs. Calhoun

CL AS S A A A A A CH A M P I O N S H I P 4:30 PM - Rome vs. Warner Robins

CL A S S A A A A A A CH A M P I ON S H I P 8:00 PM - Coffee vs. Lee County

SATURDAY, DECEMBER 9 CL AS S A - P U B L I C CHA M P I ON S H I P 10:00 AM - Clinch County vs. Irwin County

TEAM INFORMATION Class AAAAAAA Team Information ..............................................................................8-9 Class AAAAAA Team Information ............................................................................10-11 Class AAAAA Team Information ...............................................................................12-13 Class AAAA Team Information .................................................................................14-15 Class AAA Team Information ...................................................................................22-23 Class AA Team Information .....................................................................................24-25 Class A-Public Team Information ............................................................................26-27 Class A-Private Team Information ...........................................................................28-29 Class AAAAAAA Bracket ................................................................................................31 Class AAAAAA Bracket ..................................................................................................33 Class AAAAA Bracket ....................................................................................................34 Class AAAA Bracket ......................................................................................................36 Class AAA Bracket ........................................................................................................37 Class AA Bracket ..........................................................................................................38 Class A-Public Bracket ..................................................................................................40 Class A-Private Bracket ................................................................................................41

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

CL A S S A A CHA M P I O N SH I P 1:00 pm - Rabun County vs. Hapeville Charter

CL A S S A A A A CHA M P I O NS H I P

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.

4:30 pm - Marist vs. Blessed Trinity

Photo on cover courtesy of Mercedes-Benz Stadium.

CL ASS A A A A A A A CHA M P I ON S H I P 8:00 pm - Colquitt County vs. North Gwinnett

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DECEMBER 8-9, 2017 WORD FROM THE EXECUTIVE DIRECTOR OF THE GHSA

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WELCOME GHSA FOOTBALL FANS

elcome to the GHSA Tommy Guillebeau Football Championships presented by Georgia Farm Bureau Insurance. This year we are excited to bring you these games from the fabulous Mercedes-Benz Stadium which is the premiere venue in the world! The coaches, players, cheerleaders and band members have put in countless hours leading up to this event. I know you appreciate the work of these young people and their skills that will be on display this weekend at this outstanding venue. Special thanks go out to the staff of MBS who have worked hard to ensure that this event will provide an experience for all that will be second to none. The GHSA thanks you for your support of high school football throughout this year. You are an integral part of high school athletics and your support and appreciation of these athletes help make Georgia High School football the best atmosphere in the nation. Please demonstrate good sportsmanship to all of our teams and spectators. Your positive support is greatly appreciated. The GHSA staff has been working for months to ensure your experience and that of the teams will be one to remember for a lifetime. The staff of the MBS has

worked diligently to provide the support needed for this event and will assist you in every way possible. We thank all involved for their hard work in making this event a memorable one. This event is made possible through our corporate partners whose ads you will see throughout the stadium. This event would not be possible without their help and I encourage you to support them whenever possible. People throughout the state and surrounding states who are unable to attend will be able to view all of the games live through the production by Georgia Public Broadcasting. Their work is outstanding, professional and we appreciate their support of the GHSA and our games. Thank you for your support and enjoy the best high school football you will find anywhere!

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Mercedes-Benz Stadium

SET TO STRENGTHEN GHSA’S STATE CHAMPIONSHIP TRADITION

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eorgia high school football has long been recognized for its statewide greatness, and each December when the state championships roll around, it is easy to see why. A competitive spirit emanates from every corner of the Peach State throughout the season, but only during the state championships can programs share the stage to compete for Georgia’s ultimate prize. Eight decades have passed since the GHSA crowned the first Georgia state champion, and while the tradition remains the same, the significant growth of the championship spotlight has strengthened it. The Georgia Dome provided Georgia high school football with a stage for 25 years, saying its farewell last December with an eight-game, two-day marathon of state-championship action. A total of 290 Georgia high school football games and 171 different schools shared the Dome’s spotlight over the years; now, it’s Mercedes-Benz Stadium’s turn.

“I think it’s awesome,” said GHSA Executive Director Robin Hines. “The helmet wall is tremendous and the memorabilia is also exciting to look at. There is so much state pride and history on that wall. One of my favorite pieces is former Falcons running back William Andrews’ Thomasville High School letter sweater. That’s my home school and it’s special to see the pride of Georgia high school football built into this incredible stadium.”

THE ROAD TO ATLANTA

Only five of the 16 teams that punched their tickets to Mercedes-Benz Stadium this weekend are Metro Atlanta schools, and the teams will travel more than 1,650 miles from across the state to share the championship stage. Centered right in the heart of downtown Atlanta, Mercedes-Benz Stadium is the crown of the surrounding skyline. Spectacular views of the Southeastern metropolis can be seen from its naturally lit conThe breathtaking venue already has the pride of Georgia high school football built into courses and seating through a 163-foot-high entrance known as the Window to the its groundbreaking design. The helmet of every GHSA school can be found prominently City. This picturesque backdrop will make this year’s state championships feel like they displayed on the 100 concourse near section 130 on the GHSA Homegrown Legends are being played right in the heart of Atlanta, and an exciting new era for Georgia high Helmet Wall. This display was built off a tradition that started at the Georgia Dome, but school football will begin. more features and history have been included (there is also a key on each side of the wall to help fans find their team’s helmet). At the upper left of the helmet wall, each “This is the ultimate venue in all the world,” Hines said. “The whole experience is going reigning state champion is represented. A Homegrown Legends display runs under- to be incredible.” neath the helmets at eye level for fans to enjoy photos and bits of history from some of the greatest players to ever come through Georgia high school football. The group in- The GHSA will celebrate eight decades of state championship history both Friday and cludes five Pro Football Hall of Famers and other all-time greats like Johnson County’s Saturday. The ceremonies will take place before the final two games on both days and will honor 28 different title-winning schools. Herschel Walker, Charlton County’s Champ Bailey and Creekside’s Eric Berry.

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Class AAAAAAA

Colquitt County vs. North Gwinnett Saturday, December 9 | 8:00 PM By Alex Ewalt Photo courtesy of North Gwinnett High School

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COLQUITT COUNTY 11-3 REGION 1 NO. 3 SEED

he Packers are going for their fourth state title and third in four years after winning back-to-back championships in 2014-15. Head coach Rush Propst, in his 10th season, is 105-33 and has reached at least the state quarterfinals in all but his first year in Moultrie. Colquitt County is led by quarterback Steven Krajewski, who has thrown for 2,211 yards and 22 touchdowns and completed 184 of 282 passes, 65 percent. Wide receivers Cam Singletary and Marvion McDonald are his main weapons in the passing game. The run game, however, carried the Packers in their semifinal win over Brookwood. Colquitt County rushed for 285 yards in the game, with 183 from Daijun Edwards and 67 from Ty Leggett, each scoring a touchdown. Ryan Fitzgerald is one of the top junior kickers in the country. Colquitt has had an amazing run in the postseason, defeating three Atlanta-area No. 1 seeds on the road.

2017 RESULTS NORCROSS.................................................20-17 W VISTA MURRIETA (CA)...................................26-7 W TUCKER.......................................................35-21 W ROSWELL......................................................28-0 W BROOKWOOD...............................................42-25 L VALDOSTA.....................................................27-0 W BISHOP SULLIVAN (VA)................................38-7 W

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CAMDEN COUNTY.........................................27-6 W TIFT COUNTY................................................38-35 L LOWNDES....................................................51-45 L PEBBLEBROOK.............................................49-7 W WALTON......................................................28-21 W ARCHER........................................................12-7 W BROOKWOOD..............................................31-14 W

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NORTH GWINNETT 13-1, REGION 6 NO. 1 SEED

orth Gwinnett defied expectations to reach the title game in head coach Bill Stewart’s first season. The Bulldogs had not reached double-digit wins since 2013, when they lost in the state title game under previous head coach Bob Sphire. North Gwinnett is seeking its first state title in program history. The Bulldogs’ lone loss came in their opener at the Corky Kell Classic, as Walton blocked a last-second field-goal attempt to secure a 31-28 win. Quarterback Jimmy Urzua has led the Bulldogs to a 12-0 mark after starter Cade Fortin went down with injury, and the senior has been outstanding. He threw for 190 yards and two touchdowns, rushing for a score as well, in the team’s semifinal victory over McEachern. Running back Tyler Goodson has had an outstanding playoffs, rushing for nine touchdowns. The defense came up big in the semis, forcing four turnovers and getting a defensive touchdown from linebacker Jayden McDonald.

2017 RESULTS WALTON.......................................................31-28 L MILTON.......................................................31-28 W HILLGROVE...................................................33-9 W NORCROSS.................................................35-14 W MOUNTAIN VIEW.........................................27-14 W MILL CREEK................................................35-21 W DULUTH.........................................................52-0 W

PEACHTREE RIDGE........................................44-8 W COLLINS HILL...............................................45-6 W DISCOVERY...................................................41-7 W NORTH FORSYTH...........................................55-7 W GRAYSON....................................................35-28 W MARIETTA...................................................51-41 W MCEACHERN...............................................38-17 W


DECEMBER 8-9, 2017

COLQUITT COUNTY VS. NORTH GWINNETT CLASS AAAAAAA SKINNY This is just the second season that Georgia has featured a Class AAAAAAA, composed of the state’s 48 largest schools. Though the classification saw only two teams ranked No. 1 during the course of the season, the parity among the top teams was evident. Defending champ Grayson was tops in the class until a loss to Archer dropped the preseason favorite Rams to 6-1, and Lowndes held the No. 1 spot heading into the playoffs. North Gwinnett knocked out Grayson 35-28 in the second round, and previously undefeated Lowndes lost to semifinalist McEachern 36-31 in a dramatic quarterfinals game. Colquitt County was No. 2 in the state before falling on the road to Brookwood, but the Packers avenged that loss with a 31-14 road semifinals win over the Broncos last week.

COLQUITT COUNTY PACKERS

NORTH GWINNETT BULLDOGS

(Moultrie, Ga.) • Black & Gold

# Name 1 JJ Peterson 2 Cam Singletary 2 Devin McNeal 3 Camari Louis “Juicy” 3 Daijun Edwards 4 Jay Ward 4 Jaycee Harden 5 Kaleb Dawson 5 Nakerian Porter 7 Kam Woods 7 Marvion McDonald 8 Steven Krajewski 9 Marcus Anderson 10 JaJuan Williams 10 KT Wilson 11 Ty Shealey 12 Jarvis Christopher 12 Reese Jenkins 13 Tucker Pitts 14 Samari Louis “Smoke” 15 Rashard Revels 16 Akeem McKiever 17 Keyvaris Stubbs 17 Tyrique Williams 18 Slater Stringer 19 Ja’Naz Graves 19 Denzell Coates 20 Kendrick Neloms 21 Nyquan Washington 23 Montavious Ponder 24 Quen McNeil 24 Mar’Kaybion Spradley 26 JaPaul Lewis 27 Jacravein Brown 28 Najarien McWhorter 29 Alex Romulo 30 Tyler McKinnon 31 Victor Cox 31 Ty Leggett 32 JoJo Madison 33 Dante Moore 34 Biron Silas 35 Jeffrey Lowery 36 Lenorris Severson 37 Callon Kubiak 38 Dy’Qurious James 40 Zy Brockington 42 Jordan Calhoun

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

Pos. LB WR DB S RB DB QB S RB S WR QB LB S WR WR DB WR QB LB LB DB DB WR WR DB DB LB DB WR DB RB S LB WR K RB S RB S S LB RB DB LB DB LB LB

43 44 47 48 49 50 51 52 53 54 55 57 60 61 62 63 64 65 66 68 69 71 72 73 74 75 76 77 78 79 80 81 82 83 84 85 87 88 89 90 93 94 96 98

Noah Hightower Josh Hadley Carter Boatwright Joshua Chester Nathan Bell Ty French Zytavien Ryles Zytevian Ryles Ja’Michael Jones Tra King Deandre Grant Michael Roberts Brian Merritt Trey McCoy Elijah Benefield Victor Tinajero Kaleb Spradley Tyler Howard Kyle Gay Kameron Shellhouse Max Parker Conner Gay Jerick Davis Thomas Barry Devene Jamerson William Rykard Kameren Barnes Malachai Walker EJ Davis Kamaar Bell Milton Barfield Darius Howell Tyler Walker KiJana Spencer Remon Young Mac English Tanner Wilson Ryan Fitzgerald Denver Powell Kree Herring Ciwan Dillard Kyante Rivers LaQuavion Haynes Dalton Collins

Head Coach: Rush Propst

(Suwanee, Ga.) • Black, Red & White

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

Assistant Coaches: Mo Dixon, Earl Jefferson, Dextra Polite, Courtney Sanders, Jeff Hammond, Joey Bennett, Shawn Sutton and Steve Figueroa

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

# Name 1 Quinton Newsome 2 Cam Butler 3 Lance Jackson 4 Warren Burrell 5 Tyler Goodson 6 Cade Fortin 7 Jimmy Urzua (C) 8 Jayden Mcdonald 9 Bryce Fowler 10 Ashton Wood 11 Josh Downs 12 Will Goldring 13 Chris Northrup 14 DJ Turner ii 15 Jack McGill 15 Darius Newsome 16 Riley Walker 17 Trisstan Weddington 19 Brian Mcglynn 19 Deji Thomas 20 Cole Moore 20 Dylan Pulgarin 21 Javonni Cunningham 22 Cj Carrasco 22 Lavoisier Fisher 23 D’armani Ridley 24 Turner Cho ‘tc’ 24 Cameron Hinson 25 Will Hunter 26 Connor Kwasigroh 27 Raymond Seymour 28 Garrison Manor 29 Myles Webster 30 Jake Stewart (C) 31 Devin Crosby 32 Joshua Shuler 33 Taylor Goodson 34 Barrett Carter 34 Chris Wright 35 Caleb McCoy 35 Zach Mollette 36 Josh Early 37 Nicholas Pucciarello 38 Bryce Reagan 39 Bryson Scruggs 40 Jarvis Cunningham 41 Justin Bradford 41 Gt Moore 42 Jared Reisman 43 Major Carlberg 44 Micah White 45 Jackson Buice 45 Jordan Hancock 46 Kemar Brown 46 Lj Smith 47 Nick Lyman 47 Corey Sims

Gr. Pos. 11 FS 12 RB 11 RB, WR 11 CB, FS 11 RB, CB 12 QB 12 QB 12 OLB, MLB 11 WR, QB 9 QB 10 WR, CB 11 QB 12 WR, TE 11 CB, FS 10 WR 12 DE 11 WR 11 CB, FS 10 QB 10 CB 10 OLB 12 WR 11 WR, FS 10 LB 12 WR 12 CB, FS 12 RB 10 CB, WR 11 MLB, OLB 12 CB, FS 10 CB, FS 11 WR 12 MLB, OLB 12 MLB 10 RB 10 SS, WR 10 FS, SS 9 WR 10 RB 12 DE 11 SS, OLB 11 OLB, MLB 11 OLB, SS 10 WR 11 DE 10 WR, KR 9 S 11 DE 11 OLB, DE 11 OLB, LS 11 WR 11 WR 9 CB 9 LB 10 WR 12 OLB 10 WR

48 49 50 51 52 53 54 55 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 79 81 82 83 84 85 86 87 88 89 90 91 92 93 94 95 96 97 98 99

Payne Walker Matthew Gilbert Trey Williams Eric Sinclair William Long Tristan Bothe Eugene Kim Warren Ericson Tristen Shackleford Omezue Onyiri Markland Davis (jaydee) Will Hamilton Brandon Carr Tucker Heck Brayden Rouse Alexander Castaneda Wright Deas Tristan Meeks Camp Anderson Zach Walters Gavin Johnson Ethan Lankester Elias Sannoun Brodie Wilcox Knox Denning Justin Bullock Matthew Cato Tj Skinner Aidan Brothers Carson Wiggins James Munlyn Liam Miller Deion Gilmore Ari Kamau Dalton Pearson Ryan Favre Cody Grill Nicholas Williams Patrick Skowronski Christopher Miles Andrew Lim Cameron Cobb Connor Small Chuck Smith Fernando Collado Vincent Masino Cameron Clark Arthur Taran Jared Ivey Will Reichert Jorge Bacaro Asa Bondeson D.J. Cameron

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

LS, DE S DE LB MLB, LS OL DT G, T OLB, ILB DE FS C WR C, G T, G T T, G DT OL C DT DT DE G G, DT T, G OL G, T OL OL T DT NG OL WR WR, TE SS TE FS DE, NG K WR, FS WR DE DE DL K, P MLB DE K G, T DE DT

Head Coach: Bill Stewart

Assistant Coaches: Andrew Freeman, Andrew Schmidt, Arthur Cho, Carter Thomason, Drew Dasher, Eric Wright, George Frazier Jr., Gerald Mitchell, Jeff Carlberg, Jimmy Cunningham, Kyle McKee, Lonnie White, Michael O’Rourke, Mike Healy, R.J. Luke, Russell King, Steven Jackson, Todd Faulkner and Tracey Jenkins

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Class AAAAAA Coffee vs. Lee County Friday, December 8 | 8:00 PM By Alex Ewalt

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COFFEE 10-3, REGION 1 NO. 2 SEED

offee has made at least the quarterfinals five times in its history, but this is the team’s first trip to the state title game. The Trojans have tied a program best under head coach Robby Pruitt, in his sixth year, with their fourth-straight trip to the postseason. Running back Jameon Gaskin has rushed for 1,256 yards this season but was limited in the semifinals victory due to an injury he suffered in the quarterfinals. Quarterback Wade Sumner was efficient in the 14-3 victory over Tucker at Adams Stadium in DeKalb County. The senior was 10-of-14 passing for 118 yards and a 27-yard touchdown pass to 5-foot-2 running back Antonio Dawson, who featured for the Trojans because of injuries. Sumner also added 72 yards rushing on 18 carries. The Coffee defense came up big in the semifinals win; star defensive back Jarquavious Jefferson intercepted Tucker in the red zone late in the game.

2017 RESULTS EFFINGHAM COUNTY..................................35-20 W BRUNSWICK...............................................30-13 W WARE COUNTY............................................21-14 W TIFT COUNTY................................................33-31 L WARNER ROBINS.........................................52-49 L HOUSTON COUNTY........................................35-0 W NORTHSIDE-WARNER ROBINS...................14-12 W

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VALDOSTA...................................................37-14 W LEE COUNTY...................................................23-7 L EFFINGHAM COUNTY..................................52-32 W EVANS.........................................................55-21 W ALPHARETTA...............................................28-14 W TUCKER.........................................................14-3 W

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LEE COUNTY 13-1, REGION 1 NO. 1 SEED

ee County has made the playoffs six times out of Dean Fabrizio’s nine years there, the best stretch in school history. This season is also the first that the team has advanced beyond the second round of the playoffs and sets a school record for wins, three more than the previous mark. The Trojans feature a top quarterback in Jase Orndorff, who threw for over 2,100 yards in just the regular season. The 6-foot-2, 185-pound senior threw for 246 yards and two touchdowns in Lee County’s dramatic 42-38 comeback victory against Glynn Academy in the semifinals. In that game, the Trojans came back from a 31-14 halftime deficit and the defense picked up four Glynn turnovers in the second half. Star defensive back Otis Reese leads a unit that had only given up 11.5 points per game before the semifinals shootout. Running back Nikko Cruz and wide receiver Ty Terrell also star for Lee County.

2017 RESULTS MARY PERSONS..........................................21-17 W BAINBRIDGE...............................................38-13 W HARDAWAY....................................................47-6 W AMERICUS-SUMTER...................................49-14 W LUELLA.........................................................57-7 W THOMAS COUNTY CENTRAL..........................49-0 W HOUSTON COUNTY........................................34-0 W

NORTHSIDE-WARNER ROBINS...................16-13 W VALDOSTA....................................................31-28 L COFFEE.........................................................23-7 W RICHMOND HILL.........................................29-21 W GROVETOWN.................................................38-6 W MAYS..........................................................34-14 W GLYNN ACADEMY........................................42-38 W


DECEMBER 8-9, 2017

COFFEE VS. LEE COUNTY CLASS AAAAAA SKINNY

There will be a first-time state champion in Class AAAAAA, and it will come from Region 1. Tucker and finalist Lee County were No. 1 and No. 2 in the class, respectively, until Lee County fell to defending champion Valdosta to drop to 8-1. Tucker continued into the playoffs as the top team in the class with only a 14-point road loss to Class AAAAAAA Colquitt County, but Coffee took down Tucker 14-3 on the road in the semifinals. Both Lee County and Coffee spent the entirety of the fall in the Top 10, but Lee County’s 23-7 on Coffee win in the final regular-season game gave it the region’s top seed. Coffee is 4-2 against Lee County all-time, but Lee’s wins have come in the past two regular seasons and by double digits.

COFFEE TROJANS

LEE COUNTY TROJANS

(Douglas, Ga.) • Maroon & White # Name Gr. 1 R.J. Pace 12 2 Wade Sumner 12 3 Dalrone Donaldson 12 4 Tray Mizell 12 5 Ke’shawn Hodges 11 6 K.J. Smith 12 8 Milton Jackson 11 9 Wes Lott 10 10 Ty Burkes 11 11 B J Hodge 10 12 Tim Williams 12 13 Da’shawn Hodges 11 14 Lake Ables 10 15 R. J. Ringold 12 16 Antonio Dawson 10 17 Javion Dawson 12 18 Irian Tatum 11 19 Tyrese Jones 12 20 Ronald Lee 10 21 Raekwon Burch 12 22 Marquavious Jefferson 12 23 Jarquavious Jefferson 12 24 Hayden Skipper 12 25 Quinton Flowers 11 26 Da’Kabrien Turner 11 27 Azi Johnson 11 28 Tim Landers 11 30 In Honor of Malik Sparkman 31 Malik Mobley 11 32 Javiyun Hodge 11 33 Jaylen Suggs 10 34 Nyjeeri Holland 10 37 Jose Rodriguez 12 38 Cade Jones 10 39 Andrew Sears 10 40 Latorik Wynn 10 41 Jeremiah Johnson 10 43 HerRonn Sutton 11 44 Jeremiah Colson 11

(Leesburg, Ga.) • Red & White

Pos. LB QB WR WR WR LB WR WR DB QB DL DB QB WR RB DB WR WR WR WR DB DB DB LB DB DB LB

45

Keyshawn Davis

11

DB

47

Jameon Gaskin

12

LB/RB

50

Mark Harden

10

K/WR

52

William O’steen

11

OL

53

John Barrett

10

OL

54

Austin Chaney

12

OL

55

Noah Johnston

11

OL

56

Bailey Weathers

10

DL

57

Jordan Knight

12

DL

60

Christian Eason

11

OL

61

Isaiah Styles

10

OL

63

John Coffee

12

OL

64

Jase Rish

10

LB

66

Jaymin Speight

11

OL

67

Chris Wilson

10

DL

70

Austin Parsons

11

OL

71

Ryan Wimbley

11

OL

72

Ty Wilson

10

DL

75

Michael Paulk

12

OL

77

Kevin Tyre

12

OL

78

Cameron Arvidson

10

DL

79

Parker Mullis

9

OL

82

Rivas, Guillermo

10

K

84

Javiontae Martin

12

DL

85

Griff Roundtree

11

TE

88

Derick Newton

12

DL

LB DB WR DB K LB DL LB DB DL DL

89

Isaac Styles

10

WR

90

Josiah Killiebrew

10

DL

91

Kenny Clemmons

10

DL

92

Zion Brockington

10

RB

93

Zy’kevius Bailey

10

DL

94

Pablo Flores

11

K

95

Malachi Williams

10

DL

96

Jose (Pancho) Rivas

11

K

97

Jasper Jones

11

DL

98

Jose (Toni) Rivas

10

K

Head Coach: Robby Pruitt

Assistant Coaches: Randy Garrett, Milan Turner, Tripp Stripling, Kevious Johnson, Mike Booth, Tim Alligood, Bob Hall, Matt Day, Shannon Shook, Scott Browne and Sultan Cooper

# Name 1 2 3 3 4 5 6 7 8 9 10 11 12 13 14 15 16 17 18 19 20 20 21 21 22 22 23 23 24 24 25 25 26 26 27 27 28 28 29 29 30 32 33 34 35 36 37 38 39 40 41 42 43 44 45 46 47 48 49 50

Zack Mason Tay Mayo Jeremiah Engram Michael Haas Jase Orndorff Quin Geer Otis Reese Tiyance Dewberry Tyrone Harris Shaun Kimbrough Blane Grace Tyquavious Terrell Chauncey Magwood Josh Asbury Hunter Williams Courtney Frazier Dashawn King Kyle Toole Kermit Solomon Baron Hopson Artavius Warren Jaelon Blakey Preston Simmons Charles Carr Chance Smith Ronald Brown Brandon James Terrence Luster Christian Frazier Jimyrion Young Mustafa Kromah Marlon Brown Lawson Hall Kygiel Smith Emory Lowe Mekhel Stepps Brandon Thomas Christian Taylor Jatavis Williams Cj Bozeman Deshaun King Nikko Cruz Andy Kirt Caleb Floyd James Hopson David Harper Landon Cory Loronza Collier Austin Norwood Jivarious Williams Micaiah Myles Korey Waters Jeremiah Perkins Nathan Whitcomb Noa Cruz Jackson Griffin Logan Goff Seth Mccullers Jon William Lee Qwan Kendrick

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

Pos. WR DB WR QB QB LB DB DB DB RB QB WR QB WR RB LB DB QB DB LB RB RB RB RB DB RB LB DB RB DB DB RB WR DB RB DB RB DB DB LS DB RB DB LB WR RB LB DB LB DB DL RB LB LB LB RB LB LB DL DL

51 52 53 54 55 55 56 57 58 59 60 60 61 62 63 64 65 65 66 67 68 69 70 71 72 73 74 75 75 76 77 78 79 80 81 81 82 82 83 83 84 84 85 85 86 86 87 87 88 89 90 91 92 93 94 95 96 97 98 99

Brent Hospedales Justin Block Jacob Morris Albert Phillips Jalen Barner Dylan Spence Chad Creech Dylan Long Spencer Langston Bryan Vick Justin Lee Cameron Peek Korbin Barbosa Griffin Mcdowell Devin Cooks Austin Casey Tranard Bell Austin White Kai Dacalio Reese Bacon Dijarius Oliver Rodricus Huckaby Wing Green Scott Newell Jacob Casey Tyler Ashmon Daniel Ball Chris Walker Colin Blakey Jashawn Mitchell Griffin Carder Eric Tabor Cameron Covin Jabahri Asbury Amari Foster Joe Stoklosa Elijah Carnes Alex Hunt Ryan Thomas Jytavious Bady Chris Jackson Tony Gregg Jason Hawkins Eben Williams Will Lang Keith Robinson Jordan Weekley Tony Fausto Drequan Garmon Reagan Harrell Elvin Mallory Jordan Thomas Parker Rogers Eric Price Anthony Harvey Layton Webb Chris Zapata Montavious Angry Sabreon Greene Austin Beaver

10 11 10 12 11 10 12 12 12 12 11 10 10 12 10 11 11 10 10 12 11 10 10 11 12 12 11 12 11 10 11 10 12 11 10 12 12 12 12 10 11 10 10 10 12 10 11 12 12 11 11 10 10 11 11 10 10 12 12 10

DL OL OL OL LB LB OL OL LS OL OL OL OL OL DL OL OL LB OL OL OL DL OL OL OL OL OL DL DL OL OL OL OL WR WR P WR WR WR WR RB LB WR DB LB WR WR K WR P DL DL DL DL DL DL DL DL DL K

Head Coach: Dean Fabrizio

Assistant Coaches: Nathan Clark, Nick Ward, Josh Crawford, Buck Hanson, Ryne Strickland, Jhon Smith, Jason Butler, Jim Kremer, Condre Payne, Tauren Batten and John Cooper

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Class AAAAA

Rome vs. Warner Robins Friday, December 8 | 4:30 PM By Craig Sager II

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ROME 14-0, REGION 7 NO. 1 SEED

his year’s Rome team looks more like the product of a football dynasty than a team looking to defend the only state title in its program’s history. But whatever the mission may be, Rome has been unstoppable in 2017. The Wolves’ obliteration of the competition this season has engraved an average margin of victory of 41.3 points into a flawless 14-0 record, and the run includes last week’s 45-7 semifinal win over 11-time state champion Buford. Head coach John Reid’s defense has a relentless pass rush spearheaded by Georgia-commit Adam Anderson that can make any passing play seem like a gamble. Offensively, junior quarterback Knox Kadum already led the team to a state title as a sophomore and is back making even better decisions and plays this season. Junior Jamious Griffin has run in 27 of the team’s 66 rushing touchdowns this season, and this offensive depth and balance transformed Rome into the state’s highest scoring attack this season.

2017 RESULTS HARRISON..................................................33-21 W DREW............................................................56-0 W KELL...........................................................54-33 W PAULDING COUNTY.......................................62-0 W CARROLLTON..............................................45-24 W HIRAM.........................................................42-13 W CASS.............................................................49-0 W

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VILLA RICA...................................................45-7 W EAST PAULDING..........................................49-14 W WOODLAND-CARTERSVILLE........................62-0 W CEDAR SHOALS...........................................63-13 W SOUTHWEST DEKALB...................................56-0 W STARR’S MILL.............................................59-10 W BUFORD........................................................45-7 W

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WARNER ROBINS 14-0, REGION 1 NO. 1 SEED

hile Rome campaigns for back-to-back state titles, Warner Robins looks to complete the state’s most dramatic turnaround in head coach Mike Chastain’s second season at the school. The Demons were just a 3-8 team that was ousted by Griffin in the first round a year ago. Now they are riding a perfect 14-0 run to the state championship. The difference maker has been junior quarterback Dylan Fromm. In last week’s 31-7 win over Carver-Atlanta in the semis, Fromm threw for 204 yards and a pair of touchdowns. This marked Fromm’s 34th and 35th touchdown passes of the season and resulted in his 11th multi-touchdown game of season. Nine different Demons receivers have caught touchdown passes this year and Rome could find trouble if the pass rush is unable to disrupt the rhythm between Fromm and his array of targets. Senior running back Jarius Burnett is a physical runner who will need to cash in on short-yardage opportunities to keep the Rome offense on the field.

2017 RESULTS NORTHSIDE-WARNER ROBINS...................28-17 W LOCUST GROVE.............................................20-3 W PEACH COUNTY...........................................38-35 W HOUSTON COUNTY......................................38-21 W WEST LAURENS............................................31-9 W COFFEE.......................................................52-49 W THOMAS COUNTY CENTRAL........................30-28 W

HARRIS COUNTY...........................................34-8 W VETERANS..................................................56-17 W BAINBRIDGE.................................................35-6 W SOUTH EFFINGHAM....................................30-17 W EAGLE’S LANDING......................................26-23 W CARROLLTON..............................................63-24 W CARVER-ATLANTA........................................31-7 W


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R O M E V S . WA R N E R R O B I N S CLASS AAAAA SKINNY

Rome already knows what it takes to win a title. The Wolves wrote the script just a year ago and have only looked better in each of the 14 games since. Warner Robins is going to need to discover its own championship formula. Rome’s offense is a well-oiled machine that has scored more points than any school in the state this season. No team in the classification rivals the season-long consistency and success that Rome’s offense has shown. Warner Robins has plenty of playmakers, however, and if the Demons can spark their signature brand of explosive passing plays they could disrupt the tempo and potentially seize control of this football game. Regardless, both programs return a wealth of talent next season and this game will steer the Class AAAAA conversation next fall.

ROME WOLVES

WARNER ROBINS DEMONS

(Rome, Ga.) • Red & Gold # Name 1 Jose Leon 2 Jamarcus Chatman 3 Bryant Wilkinson 4 Maliek Ash 5 Quenterrious Kennemore 6 Jamious Griffin 7 Xavier Roberts 8 Jordan Watkins 9 Tim Jones 10 Trai Hodges 11 Tyrish Martin 12 Knox Kadum 13 John Cromer 14 Stepheno Alston 15 Jevard Williams 16 Rodney Sullivan 17 Kenneth Williams 18 Sevie Andrews 19 Adam Anderson 20 Drew Hightower 21 Tra Lawrence 22 Nick Burge 23 Ethan Scales 24 DeNorris Jackson 25 Jalynn Sykes 26 Marquis Glanton 27 Montrell Milsap 28 Trey Morgan 29 Jamar Roberts 30 Drew Cromer 31 Tori Jones 32 Scott Peterson 33 Mataja Monford 34 Macai Seymore 35 Connor Bullard 36 Marquez Kirby 37 Alonzo Rodrizuez 38 Charles Rountree 39 Cheneniah Mckeever 40 Alex Ables 41 Derricus Smith 42 Octaveous Askew 43 Quavantae Holmes 44 KJ Hicks 45 Moriek Ramsey

Gr. Pos. 11 K 12 DE 9 QB 10 QB 12 CB 11 RB 11 QB, WR 12 WR 10 SS, FS, CB 12 CB 12 WR 11 QB 12 P 11 WR 12 WR 12 WR 10 WR 11 QB 12 OLB 10 RB 10 RB, CB 10 OLB, RB 10 DB 12 SS 12 RB 11 CB 11 OLB, MLB 10 DB 11 RB, WR 10 WR 11 WR 10 OLB, MLB 11 CB 10 OLB 11 LS, FB 12 FB 10 FS, K, P 11 MLB 11 CB 12 WR 11 MLB, OLB 11 DE 11 SS 12 MLB, OLB 12 RB

46 47 48 49 51 52 53 54 55 56 58 60 62 64 65 66 68 69 73 74 75 76 77 78 79 80 81 82 83 84 85 86 87 88 89 90 91 92 93 94 95 98 99

Jamie Perez Gilbert Summers Michaelen Smith Octavious Clowers Marcus Scott Tj Cammack Henry Rodriguez Omarion Peugh Odesmun Heath Stephano Green Correy Pass Devin Floyd Anthony Butts Carter Norton Aiden Gaines Ryan Martinez Josh McGinnis Norton Jackson Jaysam Odeh Tyler Lovingood Kristopher North Alex Harrison Quantavious Leslie Darryl Spencer Khalil Cooper Tyreke Griffin Jonathan Hernandez Adam Peterson Malik Stewart Deandre Mcclinic Colt Hardin JaNathean Jett Jaquavious Wise Nick Prault Donta’ Foster Darius Jackson Jorden Neal Gabe Allen Cole Hickman Christian DeLira Ja’Quon Griffin Davien Parks Emanuel Gonzalez

Head Coach: John Reid

(Warner Robins, Ga.) • Cardinal Red & White 10 9 10 11 12 12 12 9 10 10 12 11 11 11 10 11 12 12 11 12 11 11 10 11 10 11 10 10 11 12 11 10 9 12 9 11 10 12 10 10 12 12 12

Assistant Coaches: Chris Boden, Jason King, Nick Bridges, Barry Hall, Wayne Groves, John Lovingood, Jason Colts, Cody Amos, Jim Tejcek and Dennis Toney

MLB, OLB RB DB RB T, G DE, DT LB LB OL OL DL T G G C T OL C DE T T C OL DE OL WR WR WR WR WR TE WR WR TE DB DL DT DE DL DL DL DT K

# Name Gr. Pos. 1 Jaeven West 12 RB, WR 2 Marcayll Jones 10 WR, FS 3 Julius Cobbs 12 WR 4 D’angelo Whitehead 12 SB, CB 5 Seyvoun Talton 11 WR, SB 6 Jalen Addie 9 QB 6 Dylan Fromm 11 QB 7 Isaac Tillman 12 WR, FS 8 Jaydon Norman 12 WR 9 Jarius Evans 12 FS, CB 10 Tyler Fromm 11 WR, TE 11 Blake Ethridge 9 QB 11 Gabe Floyd 12 OLB 12 CJ Harris 12 FS, RB 13 Tyrell Bailey 12 CB, FS 14 Tyler Powell 12 OLB, WR 16 Juwight Hutchinson 11 WR, CB 17 Dalton Hedden 12 QB 17 Montavious Mcclinton 10 QB 18 Jhiem Abron 10 CB, FS 18 Jamarcus Tharpe 11 QB 19 Eli Mashburn 12 K, P 20 Jarius Burnett 12 SS, OLB, RB 21 Keshawn Duvall 11 CB, RB 22 Markel Locke 11 RB, OLB 23 Jeremiah Havens 11 WR, OLB 24 Jahlen Rutherford 9 RB 26 Jabari Miller 12 FS, CB 28 PJ White 11 WR, OLB 29 Devin Brown WR 30 Taijun Galloway 10 RB, CB 31 Ja’Core’ Daniels 12 WR, CB 32 Jatavious Bryant 10 CB, WR 33 Keandre Mcmillan 10 CB, WR 34 Ahmad Walker 9 OLB, RB 35 Bly Jenkins 11 CB 36 Arshaun Baker 12 WR, CB 37 Dalys Huff 11 WR, CB 38 Javen Gooch 11 MLB 39 Izaiah Washington 12 CB, WR 40 Greg Lawson 10 WR 41 De’andre King 9 OLB 43 Austyn Sanders 12 MLB 45 Malachi Weatherspoon 10 MLB 46 Christian Anderson 11 MLB, FB 47 Jerquan Parrish 12 MLB

48 49 50 51 52 53 54 55 56 57 58 62 63 64 65 66 67 68 69 70 71 73 74 75 76 77 78 79 80 81 82 83 84 85 86 87 88 89 90 91 92 93 94 97 98 99

TJ Mcclary Rashad Outlaw Ty’lzae Cross Jamell Washington Sam Bish Jahmere Bryant Javonte Talent Manny Thompson Ryan Cooper Joseph Johnson Samba Diallo Laython Willis Javar Jordan Milan Mathis Jack Rowland Dillon Braunstein Bobby Hutchinson Montarius Sturn Alex Mashburn Connor Sams Bryan Parker Christopher Georgia Christian Armstrong Austin Sanders Ty Hughes Nathan Griffin Andrew Brown Ryan Dumas Marcus Brown Ty’larrious Carr Demari Fullwood Donovan Haslem Xavier Hill Cary Payne Armon Porter Nate Boehm Eric Williams Jam’l Dillard Donovan Smith Chris Carson Samuel Walker Rylin Lewis Samariy Howard Ryan Young Demarcus Robinson Bobby Kelly

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

OLB, RB OLB OLB T C, NG MLB MLB DE, T, TE C, NG OLB, SS OLB, K OL, DL DT, G T OL G, NG OL G, NG C, G G, DT DE OG, NG OT NG, T DE, NG NG T DE WR WR WR WR WR, FS K WR WR, DB DE, TE DE, TE DL, TE DE, T, G DE DE K, CB MLB MLB DE, WR

Head Coach: Mike Chastain

Assistant Coaches: Clay Bridges, Jeremy Wiggins, Jeremy Avery, Chad Averett, Bryan Watts, Zane Dill, Kelly Chastain, Shane Sams, Justin Montgomery, Marquis Westbrook, Jordan Singletary, John Teague, Antonio Talton and Dexter Dawson

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Class AAAA

Marist vs. Blessed Trinity Saturday, December 9 | 4:30 PM By Craig Sager II

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MARIST 14-0, REGION 7 NO. 1 SEED

arist is one of the six teams taking an undefeated record into this weekend’s finals. The War Eagles improved throughout their 10-0 regular season and have looked even better in the postseason with double-digit victories in each round and a 20-point average margin of victory. As good as Marist has been, however, its Oct. 20 win over Blessed Trinity hints to why Saturday’s final will be the biggest test of their season. Playing in the smallest, and only five-team region of Class AAAA made Oct. 20 already feel like a playoff atmosphere. Marist never led in that game and trailed 24-17 with 5:46 left before converting three fourth downs and capping off an 18-play scoring drive with a Chase Abshire 2-yard touchdown run with just 53 seconds left. Still trailing 24-23, head coach Alan Chadwick chose to go for two. Abshire found Kyle Hamilton on a slant for the 25-24 win and Marist’s Region 7-AAAA title was clinched.

2017 RESULTS LOVETT........................................................31-14 W BAYLOR (TN).................................................31-6 W ST. PIUS X...................................................17-14 W WOODWARD ACADEMY...............................34-17 W CHAMBLEE....................................................58-0 W GAINESVILLE..............................................39-14 W WEST HALL...................................................41-6 W

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BLESSED TRINITY.......................................25-24 W CHESTATEE..................................................48-30 W WHITE COUNTY.............................................35-7 W MADISON COUNTY......................................38-14 W CEDARTOWN...............................................31-18 W BURKE COUNTY............................................28-6 W ST. PIUS X...................................................35-14 W

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BLESSED TRINITY 12-2, REGION 7 NO. 2 SEED

ince Blessed Trinity’s 25-24 loss to Marist on Oct. 20, the Titans have conquered an incredible stretch of games that includes road playoff victories over Cartersville (21-17), Thomson (43-13) and Mary Persons (28-7). Junior quarterback Jake Smith threw three interceptions in the regular-season loss to Marist, but has thrown eight touchdowns and three interceptions in the five games since. Junior running back Steele Chambers rushed for three touchdowns in the loss to Marist and has added eight more touchdown runs, two touchdown receptions and a touchdown pass in the five games since. The Titans are well-balanced offensively and their defense has been a nightmare for opposing offenses and especially their passing games. Expect Blessed Trinity’s top playmakers to contribute on both sides of the football on Saturday. Blessed Trinity is still a young team, but they are loaded with talent and share an invaluable bond from the bulk of the roster having played together since youth football.

2017 RESULTS WESTMINSTER..............................................28-0 W ST. PIUS X...................................................35-21 W MARIETTA......................................................14-6 L CREEKVIEW................................................28-27 W HART COUNTY...............................................31-7 W MCCALLIE (TN)...........................................45-19 W WHITE COUNTY...........................................50-14 W

CHESTATEE..................................................41-14 W MARIST........................................................25-24 L WEST HALL.................................................44-21 W OCONEE COUNTY..........................................35-0 W CARTERSVILLE...........................................21-17 W THOMSON...................................................43-13 W MARY PERSONS............................................28-7 W


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MARIST VS. BLESSED TRINITY CLASS AAAA SKINNY

Marist and Blessed Trinity did not play for the first time until 2016 when the GHSA’s reclassification pinned the two powerhouses in Region 7-AAAA together. A 28-26 Blessed Trinity victory in the first-ever meeting and a 25-24 Marist victory this season has set up a rubber match for the ages on Saturday. Marist head coach Alan Chadwick has led the War Eagles in 33 straight postseasons and is two-of-five in championship games. Tim McFarlin previously led Roswell to a state title in 2006 before taking over for Blessed Trinity in 2011. This is the second finals appearance in the past three seasons for Blessed Trinity, which still searches for its first crown. These teams dominated Class AAAA’s best to set up the weekend’s only finals matchup with two Metro Atlanta teams.

MARIST WAR EAGLES

BLESSED TRINITY TITANS

(Atlanta, Ga.) • Blue & Gold

# Name 10 Kyle Hamilton 11 Chase Abshier 12 Payton Griffin 12 Mitchell Owen 13 Connor Cigelske 14 AJ Johary 14 Hayden Maulding 15 Timmy Bleekrode 16 John Flor 17 Grant Binder 18 George Parker 19 Richard Bowen 20 Jackson Brennan 21 Bradley Kaminski 22 Dean Johnson 22 James Wise 23 Charlie Addicks 24 Matthew Gwin 24 Henry Richens 25 Jimmy O’Keefe 26 Sean Comerford 27 Matthew McDermond 28 Carter Daniels 29 John Brunner 30 Patrick Miles 30 Ian Otten 31 Eric Boyd 32 Brock Thrasher 33 Brendan Farrell 33 Grey Taylor 34 Brett Zoeller 34 Conor Rahiya 35 Ben Rosing 36 Jack Jardina 37 William Stephens 38 Jack Pantlin 39 Chris Zowine 40 Lincoln Parker 41 Joseph McDermond 41 Anthony Branch 42 Paul Stanley 42 Colby Belland 43 Ellis Pearson 44 Sean Patterson 45 William Weltlich 46 Matthew Dunmon 47 Tyler Hare 48 Jalen Clark

Gr. Pos. 11 SE / FS 12 QB 12 SE / DB 10 SE 10 QB / DB 12 SE / DB 10 SE 12 K/P 11 QB / DB 12 SE / DB 9 QB 10 K/P 11 HB / DB 10 HB 12 HB / FS 10 HB 12 HB / DB 12 HB / DB 10 SE 11 HB / DB 11 SE / DB 11 SE / DB 12 HB / DB 11 SE / DB 11 HB / DB 9 HB 12 SE / DB 11 HB / DB 11 K/P 9 K/P 10 DE 10 HB 12 SE / DB 12 SE / DB 10 DE 12 SE / DB 12 FB / LB 9 FB / LB 12 FB / LB 10 LB/FB 12 FB / LB 10 OL 12 FB / LB 10 SE 10 OL 10 FB 9 LB 11 FB / DE

49 50 51 52 53 54 55 56 57 58 59 60 61 62 62 63 64 64 65 66 67 68 69 70 71 72 73 74 74 74 75 76 77 78 80 81 81 82 83 84 84 85 86 87 88 88 89 90

James Calhoun Ryan Sullivan Jackson Kunka Griffin Sykes Franklin Holmes Will Ilse Lewis Jaynes Middleton Parker Ryan Mannelly Thomas Markwalter Ian Fenn Kiernan Corbett Adam Pozzobon Mitch Penn Thomas Mazziotti Michael Rohan Dean Colton Ben Brown Wilson Greene Manuel Monroy Gus Phelts Jack Keddy Chris Stenglein Jacob Schellman Conner Lamb Jackson Dial Tucker Lewis Sutton Larmore Ian Erickson Lee Fenstermacher Drew Beal Mark Shepherd Davis McKenna Evan McKenna Matthew Houghton Jack Demarest Derek McDonald John Curvin Chris Hunsucker Patrick Rahiya Jack Young Brian George Grayton Hudson John FitzPatrick Conner Abshier Josh Moore Drew Smith Liam Sullivan

Head Coach: Alan Chadwick

(Roswell, Ga.) • Hunter Green & Gold 12 12 11 12 11 11 11 12 11 9 10 12 11 12 10 11 11 10 12 12 12 11 10 12 12 11 12 12 9 10 11 12 9 12 10 12 9 11 12 12 10 11 11 12 10 9 12 10

Assistant Coaches: Dan Perez, Gary Miller, Paul Etheridge, Jef Euart, Danny Stephens, Philip Juhan, Michael Day, Stephen Furr, Michael Bennett, Patrick Beless

OL / LB C / DE C / DT C / DT OL / LB OL / DL C / LB TE / LB OL / DL LB OL OL / DL OL / DL OL / DL OL/DL OL / DL OL / DL DL OL / DL OL / DL C / DE OL / DE OL OL / DL OL / DL OL / LB OL / DL OL / DL OL/DL DE OL / DE OL / DL OL / DL OL / DL SE / DE SE / DB TE SE / DB SE / LB SE / DB SE TE / DE TE / DE TE / DE SE SE/DB SE / DB OL

# Name 1 Perry Johnson 2 Carson Harof 3 Ethan Chauvin 4 Alex Poma 5 Jacob Koelsch 6 Ryan Davis 7 Cody Collins 8 JR Bivens 9 Jake Smith 10 Alex Massey 11 Mickey Skole 12 Duncan Reavis 13 Jake Nevle 14 Payton Kennedy 15 Griffin McClure 16 JD Bertrand 17 Quinton Reese 18 Michael Mitchler 19 Alex Baur 20 Jake Hubbard 21 Elijah Green 22 Steele Chambers 23 Jackson Hamilton 25 Luke Elliott 27 Raleigh Barden 28 Danny Muccio 29 Preston Kolesar 30 Sean Mediate 31 Matt Turner 32 Jake Rudolph 33 Ryan Dupont 35 Nick Zurinaga 36 Ryan Attaway 37 Mitch Reynolds 38 PJ McLaughlin 42 Nick Haley 43 Matthew Franke 44 Luke Hammelrath 45 Joseph Chambers

Gr. Pos. 12 QB/ OLD 9 WR 11 K, P 11 RB, OLB 12 WR, CB 11 WR, FS 12 QB, MLB 11 DE, FB 11 QB, SS 11 FS, WR 12 FB, MLB 9 QB 9 QB 11 QB, FS 12 QB, FS 11 MLB, TE 10 WR, DB 9 TE, LB 11 WR 10 DB 10 RB, FS 11 RB, SS 9 CB, WR 10 RB 12 DE 11 WR 12 WR 12 WR 9 WR, DB 12 RB, MLB 9 RB, LB 12 LS 10 OLB 11 DB 11 WR 10 RB, LB 10 DB 10 DE 9 RB, DL

46

Ryan Kolesar

11

G, C

47

Michael Wright

10

DB

48

Jack Erbs

11

RB

49

Trent Schweitzer

10

RB

50

Gavin Williams

12

OL

51

Johnny Ryan

9

OL, DL

52

Dom Marcoccio

10

OL, DL

53

Jack Filipowicz

10

OL, DL

55

Andrew Genone

11

OL

56

Ethan Davila

11

OL

57

Cole Coopman

10

OL

61

Andrew Hawkins

12

DL

63

Peter Renkoski

12

OL DL

64

Collins Monette

12

OL

65

Ben Gulick

12

DL

67

Regan Smith

10

OL, DL

68

Landen Byars

9

OL, DL

70

Tad Furnish

10

OL, DL

71

Jake Lyons

11

OL, DL

72

Jack Jacobs

11

OL

73

Alex Vojnovic

12

OL, DL

74

Patrick O’Connell

9

OL, DL

75

JT Carney

10

OL

77

Jack Pittroff

12

OL, DL

78

Ty Furnish

9

OL, DL

79

Austin Burns

10

OL, DL

80

David Coltrane

9

WR, DB

81

James Bryant

10

TE, DB

82

Justin Cellilli

10

WR, DB

83

John Allen Riordan

10

WR

84

Danny Muir

9

WR, DB

85

Will Carlton

12

WR

87

Grayson Gilder

10

TE, DL

89

Aaron Werkheiser

10

K, P

90

Graham Leslie

11

LS

Head Coach: Tim McFarlin

Assistant Coaches: Richard Barden, Tom Hall, John Thompson, Tom Ryan, Ryan O’Sullivan, Michael Henry, Coleman Rudolph, Brad Slaten, Frank Marcoccio, Kenny Cook, Victor Green, John O’Hara, Joe Miller, Chuck Price

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GHSA 2017 STATE FOOTBALL CHAMPIONSHIPS

2017 GHSA FALL STATE CHAMPIONS CROSS COUNTRY - BOYS

SOFTBALL

AAAAAAA................................................................................ Milton Sam Bowers, Milton, 15:58.99 AAAAAA..........................................................................Cambridge Adrian Hernandez, Allatoona, 16:26.40 AAAAA................................................................................ McIntosh Nick Nyman, Starr’s Mill, 16:09.20 AAAA.......................................................................................Marist Knox Pittman, Marist, 16:32.26 AAA...............................................................................Westminster Devon Crow, North Hall, 16:26.34 AA............................................................................... Banks County Barrett Rogers, Bleckley County, 17:16.36 A-Private............................................. Hebron Christian Academy Griffin McCauley, Paideia, 17:02.42 A-Public................................................... Georgia Military College Aaron Kirkland, Georgia Military College, 17:47.28

AAAAAAA......................................................................East Coweta AAAAAA...........................................................................Creekview AAAAA......................................................................... Locust Grove AAAA............................................................. Northside-Columbus AAA.......................................................................................Calhoun AA......................................................................................Rockmart A-Private........................................................................... Wesleyan A-Public.........................................................................Gordon Lee

CROSS COUNTRY - GIRLS AAAAAAA.............................................................................Marietta Elizabeth Funderburk, Colquitt County, 18:29.12 AAAAAA..........................................................................Cambridge Makena Gates, Creekview, 18:58.32 AAAAA................................................................................ McIntosh Erin Leonard, Jones County, 18:43.74 AAAA.......................................................................................Marist Nicole Pachuta, Oconee County, 19:26.63 AAA...............................................................................Westminster Grace Clements, Bremen, 19:44.68 AA........................................................................... Bleckley County Austin Perez, Bleckley County, 21:09.52 A-Private......................................................... Landmark Christian Mary Kellison Thorne, Landmark Christian, 19:33.76 A-Public..................................................................... Telfair County Gracie O’Neal, Gordon Lee, 20:23.83

ONE-ACT PLAYS AAAAAAA............................................................ Milton – “Ripcord” AAAAAA.............................................Heritage, Conyers – “Jitney” AAAAA................................... Starr’s Mill – “These Shining Lives” AAAA........Chestatee – “Over the River and through the Woods” AAA.............................................. Calhoun – “Catch Me if You Can” AA...................Davidson Fine Arts – “Ernest and the Pale Moon” A-Private..............................................Lakeview Academy – “9-5” A-Public........ Schley County – “The Entire American Revolution in 40 Minutes or Less”

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VOLLEYBALL AAAAAAA...............................................................................Walton AAAAAA..............................................................................Harrison AAAAA................................................................................ McIntosh AAAA.......................................................................................Marist AAA........................................................................... Pace Academy AA............................................................................................ Coosa A..................................................................................... Calvary Day

CHEERLEADING

AAAAAAA...................................................................South Forsyth AAAAAA........................................................................... Northgate AAAAA...............................................................................Carrollton AAAA............................................................................... Chapel Hill AAA............................................................................. Pierce County AA.....................................................................................Armuchee A-Private........................................................................... Mt. Paran A-Public.........................................................................Gordon Lee COED........................................................................................ Milton


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PA ST STATE CH A MPION S YEAR AAAAA 1947 - 1948 - 1949 - 1950 - 1951 - 1952 - 1953 - 1954 - 1955 - 1956 - 1957 - 1958 - 1959 - 1960 - 1961 - 1962 - 1963 - 1964 - 1965 - 1966 - 1967 - 1968 - 1969 - 1970 - 1971 - 1972 - 1973 - 1974 - 1975 - 1976 - 1977 - 1978 - 1979 - 1980 - 1981 - 1982 - 1983 - 1984 - 1985 - 1986 - 1987 - 1988 - 1989 - 1990 - 1991 - 1992 - 1993 - 1994 - 1995 - 1996 - 1997 - 1998 - 1999 - 2000 Parkview 2001 Parkview 2002 Parkview 2003 Camden Co. 2004 Lowndes 2005 Lowndes 2006 TIE-P’tree Ridge/Roswell 2007 Lowndes 2008 Camden County 2009 Camden County 2010 Brookwood 2011 Grayson

AAAA - - - - - - - - - - - - - - - - - - - - - - - - - - - - - - - TIE-Griffin/Valdosta Clarke Central Lowndes Warner Robins Valdosta Tift County Valdosta Clarke Central Valdosta Morrow Warner Robins Valdosta Valdosta LaGrange Valdosta Dunwoody Colquitt Co. SW DeKalb Brookwood Parkview Valdosta Lowndes Shaw Statesboro Thomson Marist Warner Robins Statesboro Northside WR Northside WR Tucker Sandy Creek Chattahoochee Tucker

AAA - - - - - - - - - Richmond Acad. Northside, Atl. LaGrange Albany Valdosta Valdosta Valdosta Avondale Glynn Academy Valdosta Valdosta Marietta Valdosta TIE-Athens/Valdosta Lakeside Valdosta Lakeside Thomasville Thomasville Central, Macon Warner Robins Clarke Central Westminster Redan Woodward Acad. Waycross Bainbridge Mitchell-Baker Thomson Thomson Villa Rica Worth County Thomasville Marist Cairo TIE-Kendrick/Lakeside, DeKalb Thomas Co. Cntrl. Thomas Co. Cntrl. Thomas Co. Cntrl. Josey Thomas Co. Cntrl. Thomas Co. Cntrl. Dougherty Oconee County Swainsboro LaGrange Screven County LaGrange LaGrange Peach County Peach County Carver, Columbus Cairo Peach County Sandy Creek Burke County

AA Lanier Lanier Brown Decatur Richmond Acad. Murphy Grady Rossville TIE-Rossville/LaGrange Valdosta Valdosta TIE-Avondale/Thomasville Wayne County Waycross Waycross Rossville Cedartown Douglas County West Rome North Fulton Dalton St. Pius X North Springs Woodward Acad. Westminster Southwest DeKalb Southwest Atlanta Americus Americus Avondale Waycross East Rome Model Mary Persons Commerce West Rome West Rome West Rome West Rome Central, Carrollton Central, Carrollton R.E. Lee Mitchell-Baker Pepperell Cartersville Mitchell-Baker Greene-Taliaferro Washington County Elbert County Washington Co. Washington Co. Carrollton Cartersville Americus Americus Buford Buford Charlton County Charlton County TIE-Charlton Co./Dublin Buford Buford Buford Buford Calhoun

A B C - - Fitzgerald West Point Fort Valley Decatur Adel Quitman Rockmart West Point Quitman Valdosta Cordele Forest Park Valdosta Loganville Calhoun Valdosta Model Hawkinsville Jesup Model Hawkinsville Athens Morgan County Monticello TIE-Carrollton/Statesboro Morgan County Monticello Statesboro Trion Waynesboro Stephens County Morgan County West Point Dublin Morgan County Hawkinsville Dublin Washington-Wilkes Lincolnton Carrollton Fort Valley Coosa Americus Morgan County Lincolnton Dublin Washington-Wilkes Lincolnton Carrollton Blakely Davis Americus Bradwell Institute Warren County Statesboro Washington-Wilkes Warren County Thomson Washington-Wilkes Putnam County Thomson Roswell Warren County Coosa Vidalia Sav. Co. Day Roswell Lovett Mt. de Sales Carrollton Bowdon Mt. de Sales Carrollton Southeast Bulloch Mt. de Sales Southeast Bulloch Carrollton Trion Irwin County Lyons Turner County Lincoln County East Rome Lincoln County Buford - Johnson County - Greenville - Douglass, Montezuma - Palmetto - Palmetto - Greenville - Lincoln County - Lincoln County - Lincoln County - Clinch County - Lincoln County - Lincoln County - Clinch County - Bowdon - Lincoln County - Brooks County - Lincoln County - Macon County - Manchester - Darlington - Charlton County - Commerce - Buford - Clinch County - Hawkinsville - TIE-Hawkinsville/Clinch Co. - Lincoln County - Lincoln County - Emanuel Co. Inst. - Wesleyan - Wilcox County - Clinch County - Savannah Christian - -

YEAR 2012 2013 2014 2015

AAAAAA Norcross Norcross Colquitt County Colquitt County

AAAAA Gainesville Creekside Northside-Warner Robins Allatoona

AAAA Sandy Creek Griffin Buford Cartersville

AAA Buford Buford Calhoun Westminster

AA Jefferson Lovett Benedictine Pace Academy

YEAR 2016

AAAAAAA Grayson

AAAAAA Valdosta

AAAAA Rome

AAAA Cartersville

AAA Cedar Grove

AA Benedictine

A-Public Emanuel Co. Institute Marion County Hawkinsville Clinch County A-Public Macon County

A-Private ELCA Aquinas Mt. Paran ELCA A-Private ELCA

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Class AAA

Peach County vs. Calhoun Friday, December 8 | 1:00 PM By Seth Ellerbee

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PEACH COUNTY 13-1, REGION 4 NO. 1 SEED

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CALHOUN 13-1, REGION 6 NO. 1 SEED

each County avenged last year’s loss to GAC in the semifinals to advance to the championship game after dropping just one game all year, to Class AAAAA finalist Warner Robins. The Trojans, who won titles in 2005, 2006 and 2009, have not made a championship game appearance since 2011, when they fell to Burke County 28-14. Peach will be without star wideout Kearis Jackson but has done well without the UGA commit since he was injured in the second round, and numerous players have stepped up. In the semifinal game against Greater Atlanta Christian, Antonio Gilbert passed to seven different receivers, demonstrating the depth of the Trojans receiver corps. Gilbert finished 28-of-37 for 325 yards and two touchdowns, to Millard Thomas and Jaydon Gibson. Under Chad Campbell’s leadership, Peach has been to at least the semifinals three times, at least the quarterfinals once and the final game twice with one title in 2009.

he Yellow Jackets are in familiar territory as they are entering their seventh state title appearance in the past 10 seasons under Hal Lamb’s watch. Lamb, who arrived at Calhoun in 1999, missed the playoffs in his first season, but in 2000 he made it to the first round. Since then, Lamb has led the Yellow Jackets to a region title and playoff appearance every season since 2001. Calhoun has state championships in 2011 after defeating Buford 27-24 in overtime and 2014 after defeating Washington County 27-20. This season, the Yellow Jackets entered the playoffs as the No. 1 seed from Region 6 and proved doubters wrong with a semifinal victory over the heavily favored and defending champion Cedar Grove Saints. In Calhoun’s 14-6 victory, it held an explosive Cedar Grove offense to just 170 total yards. Gavin Gray had touchdown passes of 6 yards to tight end Davis Allen and 60 yards to Brannon Spector.

2017 RESULTS

2017 RESULTS

HOUSTON COUNTY......................................44-14 W WARNER ROBINS.........................................38-35 L PERRY.........................................................47-19 W MARY PERSONS..........................................35-14 W WESTSIDE-MACON.......................................35-7 W CENTRAL-MACON.........................................44-0 W RUTLAND......................................................65-7 W

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KENDRICK.....................................................82-0 W PIKE COUNTY..............................................49-21 W JACKSON......................................................52-7 W SAVANNAH....................................................45-0 W PIERCE COUNTY..........................................34-14 W WESTMINSTER............................................45-15 W GREATER ATLANTA CHRISTIAN....................28-23 W

DOUGLASS..................................................17-14 W DALTON.........................................................24-0 W CARTERSVILLE..............................................58-6 L COAHULLA CREEK........................................62-6 W NORTH MURRAY..........................................40-13 W HARALSON COUNTY ...................................41-10 W ADAIRSVILLE..............................................42-16 W

SONORAVILLE...............................................41-3 W BREMEN........................................................48-0 W MURRAY COUNTY........................................65-23 W PACE ACADEMY............................................27-3 W MONROE AREA............................................28-20 W LIBERTY COUNTY..........................................31-7 W CEDAR GROVE...............................................14-6 W


DECEMBER 8-9, 2017

PEACH COUNTY VS. CALHOUN CLASS AAA SKINNY

All season long, the focus was on the top three ranked teams in the classification—No. 1 Cedar Grove, No. 2 Peach County and No. 3 Greater Atlanta Christian—with the rest of the class looking in at the titans. Two of the three came up short of the finals, and a deserving Calhoun program is back in the state championship game again. This will mark a rematch of the second-round playoff game in 2014 in which Calhoun defeated Peach County 20-14 in overtime. Since falling to Class AAAA Cartersville 58-6 on Sept. 1, the Yellow Jackets have not been challenged, climbing in the Class AAA rankings from No. 6 to No. 4, where they entered the playoffs. Peach County handled Savannah, Pierce County and Westminster in the playoffs before its close win over Greater Atlanta Christian.

PEACH COUNTY TROJANS

CALHOUN YELLOW JACKETS

(Fort Valley, Ga.) • Black & Gold

# Name 2 Rodney Howell 3 Chris Gibson 4 Jaquez Jackson 6 Mikel Akiens 7 Kearis Jackson 8 Jaylen Green 9 Trevon Woolfolk 10 Shamarcus Redding 11 Jalen Manuel 12 Antonio Gilbert 13 Travis Harvey 14 Terkel Jefferson 15 Ethan Manns 16 Daelan Eason 17 Mitchell Fineran 18 Jaylon Gibson 20 Tijah Woolfolk 21 Talique Allen 22 Deion Cooper 23 Alex Henton 24 Reginald Gray 25 Jaquavious Redding 26 Millard Thomas 27 Deronte Stewart 28 Justin Harris 29 Colby Towns 30 Zaviann Bonner 31 Jermel Dickey 32 Dorian Rumph 32 William Bryant 33 Nigel Manns 34 Justin Jones 35 Noah Whittington 37 Tim Alderman 38 Kwaceem King 39 Randarius Burns 40 Jordan Patterson 41 Marquez Pope 42 Columbus Alderman 43 Deshawn Leslie 44 Bryson Dent 45 Sergio Allen 46 Jonathan Kelly 47 Julian Pickens

Gr. Pos. 12 CB 12 RB, MLB 12 OLB, SS 12 DB, WR 12 WR, DB 12 WR, DB 12 RB, LB 12 S 12 WR 12 QB 12 WR 11 WR, S 12 LB 10 WR, DB 12 K 10 QB 10 RB, DB 10 WR, S 12 S 11 WR 12 S 9 S 11 WR, DB 9 S, WR 10 WR, DB 10 WR, S 11 RB, LB 10 DB 9 LB, TE 11 LB 10 RB, LB 12 CB 10 WR, DB 9 LB, FB 10 S, WR 12 LB 9 S 9 LB, RB 11 LB 9 RB, DB 11 DE, TE 10 LB, TE 12 DE 10 DB

48 49 50 51 53 54 55 56 57 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 89 90 91 92 93 97 98

Jaylen Dickey Tevarus Jones Otis Redding Amos Brihm Marium Harris Patrick Hamlin Cedric Hillsman Deondre Clark Azariel Walton Cameron Woolfolk Eduardo Martinez Azariel Walton Landon Craddock Justin Clowery Octavious King Jalyn Thomas James Reddick Joshua Dickson Delvin Jackson Terrance Ferguson Jamarian Lockhart Madison Miller Julian McCrary Antavious Golphin Tyrese Scott Steven Gray Cameron Perry Dylan Perry Wells-Thomas Chancellor Kevon Baldwin Keyshon Williams Cameron Blake Ian Bruce Eligah Pitts Chin Farmer Elijah Sturn Otiserian French Antonio Brihm Darius Walker Jonathan Nieto Kevin Cervantes Johan Angeles Brandon Cervantes Jamaal Clark T. J. Adams

Head Coach: Chad Campbell

(Calhoun, Ga.) • Black & Gold

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

Assistant Coaches: Todd Cooper, Lee Campbell, Sherwin Lyons, Dietrich Everette, Rickey Wray, Bruce Mackey, Hubert Hogan, Jeff Bailey, Cam Black, Craig Johnson, Kelwin Williams, Brandon Williams, Ty Lewis, Tripp Youngblood, Heath Mills, Dr. Bill Barnes

WR RB LB OL OL, DL DL DL, OL OL, DL OL, DL OL, DL OL, DL OL LS DL OL, DL DE OL DL OL, DL OL, DL OL, DL OL OL OL, DL T, C DL OL OL, DL DL OL WR WR, DB WR WR WR WR, DB WR WR WR K P K K DL DE, OL

# Name 1 Porter Law 2 Payton Morrow 3 Brannon Spector 4 Bralin Barton 5 Luke Moseley 6 Bailey Lester 7 Jonkell Tolbert 8 Tripp Hoblitzell 9 Logan Parker 10 James Prater 11 Gavin Gray 12 Nate Bonner 13 Carson Speer 14 Brady Drummond 15 Eric Mcknight 16 Collin Baggett 17 Rucker Reeves 18 Owen Williams 19 Jake Morrow 20 Tyler Putnam 21 Max Nesbitt 22 Aaron Hayes 23 Greg Carr 24 Zack Fuller 25 Jeremy Register 26 Ethan Crump 27 Dawson Mashburn 28 Jordan Baldridge 29 Maison Ray 30 Julian Ipac 31 Zane Mccracken 32 Grant Gilmer 33 Zeke Nance 34 Drew Rutledge 35 Caden Charles 36 Peyton Lorren 37 Collin Prater 38 Bryant Busby 39 Nelson Gravitt 39 Jake Prather 40 Mcclain Haney 41 Reece Poe 42 David Braden 43 Nolan Gray 44 Davis Allen 45 Carter Blackstock 46 Alex Ambrocio 47 Cedric Lacey 48 Brett Garland 49 Brett Bradley 50 Josh Futch 51 Jacob Haynes 52 C.J. Fuller 53 J.C. Fuller

Gr. Pos. 12 WR, OLB 11 QB, CB 11 WR, CB 11 WR, CB, PR 11 WR, CB 12 MLB, FB 11 WR, CB 11 WR, SS 11 WR, CB 12 FB, OLB 11 QB, DB 11 WR, DB 10 WR, CB 10 QB, FS 11 MLB, TE 11 OLB, TE 11 WR, CB 12 OLB, FB 10 QB, FS 12 WR, CB 11 WR, CB 11 P, WR, FS 11 WR, CB 11 RB, OLB 11 WR, SS 10 WR, CB 11 WR, CB 12 WR, OLB 11 WR, MLB 10 RB, OLB 10 WR, SS, LS 10 WR, CB 12 DE, TE 11 WR, MLB 11 WR, SS 10 WR, SS 10 WR, CB 10 RB, SS 10 RB, SS 9 QB, FS 10 WR, SS 10 WR, SS 10 TE, OLB 11 FB, OLB 11 TE, MLB 10 WR, MLB 10 RB, OLB 10 WR, CB 9 RB, MLB 9 RB, SS 11 T, DE 12 G, DE 12 T, NG 12 OG, DL

54 55 56 57 58 59 60 61 62 63 64 65 66 67 68 69 70 71 71 72 73 74 75 76 77 78 79 80 81 81 82 83 84 85 85 86 87 88 89 89 90 91 92 93 94 95 95 96 97 98 99

Joshua Hales Cole Perez Taylor Gresham Andrew Clements Axel Alezano Canyon Turner Lamonta Swanson Geven Perez Hudson Dyer Kendez Griffin Jaedan Curtis Elijah Baldridge Zeke Brown Carson Perez Dawson Hamby Lucas McDonald Matthew Ralston Mario Coria Colby Hall Ben King Brice Craig Rob Kessler Matthew Tuttolomondo Will Hawkins D.j. Smith Tyler Butts Noah Byrd Luke Worley Casey Poole Seth Wolfe Owen Ruddell Eli Futch Eathon Dodd Brian Delgado Mike Noriega Jaden Brock Owen Goble Clayton Long Parker Mcpherson Cameron Waycaster Greyson Mcentyre Alfredo Perez Eduardo Fajardo Cooper Harmon Seth Wiggins Taylor Land William Seamons Ethan Tibbs Julio Deleon Nicholas Prater Elmer Gutierrez

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

G, DE G, NG G, DE OT, DL G, NG DE, TE G, DE T, NG C, NG T, DE T, NG G, DE G, MLB T, DE OL, DL T, DE OT, DL T, NG G, DE C, DE DE, T C, OLB OL, DL G, DE G, OLB G, NG G, NG WR, OLB WR, CB WR, SS WR, SS WR, OLB WR, CB WR, OLB WR, CB WR, FS QB, OLB WR, CB WR, CB WR, SS FB, SS G, NG K, P RB, OLB G, OLB ATH WR, CB WR, CB K C, NG K, P

Head Coach: Hal Lamb

Assistant Coaches: George Hoblitzell, Michael Davis, Clay Stephenson, Shane McPherson, Bill Long, John Allen, Robbie Spector, Tommy Hoblitzell, Franco Perkins, Chase Arnold, Terry Morrow, Edwin Higginbotham, Matt Rice

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Class AA

Rabun County vs. Hapeville Charter Saturday, December 9 | 1:00 PM By Seth Ellerbee

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RABUN COUNTY 14-0, REGION 8 NO. 1 SEED

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HAPEVILLE CHARTER 13-1, REGION 6 NO. 1 SEED

abun County, under head coach Lee Shaw and offensive coordinator Jaybo Shaw, features an offense that has not been stopped all season. Led by senior quarterback Bailey Fisher, the Wildcats offense has been prolific this season. Through 14 games, Fisher has 3,145 yards passing and 40 touchdowns with just four interceptions. Fisher also leads Rabun’s run game, which is also causes problems for opposing defenses. Against Brooks County, Fisher passed for 234 yards and two touchdowns while rushing for 74 yards and a score. On the season, Fisher has rushed for 1,169 yards and 27 touchdowns on 191 carries with a handful of games of 100-plus yards rushing. Cole Keener leads the Wildcats receivers with 1,000 yards and 13 touchdowns on 52 receptions. Keener, who splits his time as a defensive back, had three interceptions against Brooks County in the semifinals, including one as time expired. Rabun routed Chattooga, B.E.S.T. Academy and Screven County in the first three rounds.

he Hornets are in just their seventh year playing football and are already playing for a state championship. A first-year coach in 2011, Winston Gordon led the Hornets through some tough times. He coached Hapeville through the 0-4 inaugural season in 2011, the 3-7 season in 2012 and the 1-8-1 season in 2013. The first winning season came just two years ago when Hapeville finished 6-4 in 2015. The balanced Hapeville Charter offense is led by quarterback Hajj-Malik Williams, who has passed for well over 2,000 yards and is a threat to run as well. The Hornets have a number of capable receivers and are led by seniors Kivante’ Johnson and Rory Starkey. On the ground, the Hornets have a strong stable of running backs. Senior Harper Atkins Jr. and sophomore Marcus Carroll lead the pack for Hapeville in the rushing game. The defense is one of the most talented groups in the playoffs and has five shutouts on the season, including a 24-0 victory over Spencer in the first round.

2017 RESULTS

2017 RESULTS

MOUNT PISGAH CHRISTIAN........................62-21 W STEPHENS COUNTY......................................28-6 W WHITE COUNTY...........................................49-26 W WEST HALL...................................................49-9 W BANKS COUNTY............................................45-7 W PUTNAM COUNTY .........................................59-0 W SOCIAL CIRCLE.............................................63-7 W

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ELBERT COUNTY...........................................35-7 W OGLETHORPE COUNTY................................56-14 W MONTICELLO.................................................52-7 W CHATTOOGA...................................................49-6 W B.E.S.T. ACADEMY.........................................35-2 W SCREVEN COUNTY......................................56-14 W BROOKS COUNTY........................................23-12 W

FITZGERALD................................................25-22 W THOMPSON (AL)...........................................20-21 L PACE ACADEMY............................................37-3 W WESLEYAN....................................................35-0 W SOUTH ATLANTA ...........................................42-7 W WASHINGTON................................................63-6 W B.E.S.T. ACADEMY.........................................49-0 W

DOUGLASS....................................................35-0 W THERRELL.....................................................42-2 W K.I.P.P. COLLEGIATE.......................................24-0 W SPENCER......................................................24-0 W ELBERT COUNTY.........................................56-10 W BENEDICTINE..............................................31-17 W HEARD COUNTY .........................................28-21 W


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RABUN COUNTY VS. HAPEVILLE CHARTER CLASS AA SKINNY This game provides a chance for either team to win its first-ever state title, and even though both programs have very different histories, both are equally hungry. Rabun County has been playing football since 1949, while Hapeville Charter is just in its seventh season and is already a championship-caliber program. Since Lee Shaw took over in 2012, the Rabun County Wildcats have made it to the playoffs each of his six seasons. However, they have fallen in the quarterfinals in the past two years and before that had never made it past the second round. Hapeville Charter made it to the semifinals last year and lost to Fitzgerald after entering the playoffs with three losses. This year’s Hornets squad has not lost to a Georgia team as its only loss came at the hands of Thompson (Ala.) 21-20.

RABUN COUNTY WILDCATS

HAPEVILLE CHARTER HORNETS

(Tiger, Ga.) • Red & White

(Union City, Ga.) • Navy Blue & Gold

# Name

Gr. Pos.

42

Jordan Poole

12

WR, CB

1

Cole Keener

12

WR, FS

50

Jackson Webb

11

DT

2

Justin Wilkes

12

OLB

51

Zack James

10

C

3

AJ Wheeler

10

RB, OLB

4

Braxton Hicks

10

WR, CB

5

Dillyn Nichols

12

WR

7

Austin Jones

11

FS, WR

9

Sam Speed

12

11

Chase Horton

13

# Name

Gr. Pos.

33

Bryant Griffin

10

OLB, MLB

1

Christopher Smith

12

CB, SB

34

Deondre Perch

9

LB

2

Tyleek Collins

12

SB, WR, CB

37

Orlando Banks

11

FB

3

Andunte Devereux

12

WR, QB

4

Kivante’ Johnson

12

SB, WR

42

Zyon Bagley

12

DT

5

M.j. Latimer

12

FS, SS

44

Caleb Kelly

12

DE, DT

6

Hajj-malik Williams

12

QB

50

Corey Freeman

12

G, C

52

Shawn Lovell

11

OL, DL

53

Logan Owens

9

T, MLB

56

Tanner Jarrard

12

TE, DE

FB, DE

57

Tyler Martin

11

G

7

Rory Starkey

12

WR, SS

51

Dajon Upshur

11

G

12

QB

58

Tyler Fisher

12

G

8

Jameel Willams

11

SS

52

Kingsley Enagbare

12

DE, TE

Brody Jarrard

9

TE, OLB

60

Brian Herrera

10

OL, DL

9

Tajiri Smith

10

SS, FS

53

Shannan Buckshot

12

C

14

Bailey Fisher

12

QB

64

Aaron Burrell

9

G, DT

10

Richard Hayes jr.

12

OLB, DE

54

Jordan Gaynor

11

DT

15

Sam Adams

10

WR, QB, DB

11

Jalen Lampkin

12

DB, CB

16

Andrew Barnes

12

K

12

Jeremy Stephens

11

QB

55

Michael Neal

12

G, C

17

Collin English

10

WR, DB

13

Antawan Smith jr

12

WR

56

Mel Johnson

11

DT

20

Sutton Jones

9

WR

14

Truth Daniels

12

OLB, SS

57

Joshua King

12

G, DT

21

Dawson Henricks

12

23

Trey Griggs

25

65

Dylan Kelly

11

G

66

Austin Sosebee

11

DE, TE

67

Will Hightower

10

T, DE

LB

69

Brock Thompson

10

G, DE

15

Malik Fleming

11

CB

62

Eric Hilton

10

LB, S

9

WR, DB

70

Aaron Thompson

11

OL

16

Trae French

10

QB

72

Cameron Hatton

12

G

Jack Merino

9

RB, OLB

72

Bryson Burrell

9

OL, DL

17

Zavier Carter

9

LS

74

Ty Carter

11

T, G

26

Devon Snow

12

WR, CB

74

Michael Watts

9

OL, DL

19

Timothy Taylor

10

WR

76

Dennis Jackson

12

DT, NG

27

Justyn Wooten

9

OLB

75

Jason Queen

9

OL, DL

20

Marcus Carroll

10

RB

77

Ousman Traore

12

G, DT

29

Chris Mendieta

10

WR,DB

21

Harper Atkins jr

12

RB, SB

32

Brison Beck

11

RB, LB

22

Johntavious Hill

12

SS, SB

80

Alex Barnett

11

K

33/55 Gavyn Jones

12

MLB

23

Jaylen Grice

10

CB

81

Joseph Weiers

10

P, K

35

Trent Miller

10

RB, OLB

24

Zachary Beckton

11

SS, FS

82

Sharief Mcclinton

12

WR

36

Andres Jiminez

9

39

Mason Sprinkle

10

76

Mason Shead

9

OL, DL

79

Joe Watson

10

OL, DL

80

Imanol Diaz

11

K

WR

81

DJ Koss

10

WR

25

Antavious Bradley

9

RB, ATH

85

Michael Dendy

12

WR

RB, MLB

82

Edwin Diaz

10

K

32

Jaden Clark

10

DB

88

Ebrima M. jawara

11

OLB

Head Coach: Lee Shaw

Assistant Coaches: Jaybo Shaw, Rob Stockton, Tim Bragg, Andy Mahaffey, Skip Johnston, Matt Shirley, Kolby Byrd, Jay Jay White, Yance Thompson, Rusty Grimmett

Head Coach: Winston Gordon

Assistant Coaches: James Flowers, Kevin Pope, Lowery Green, Deneache Maddox, Octavian Dwight, Stepfan Williams, Jamaree Gordon, Saeed Lee, Andrew Ramsey

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Class A-Public

Clinch County vs. Irwin County Saturday, December 9 | 10:00 AM By Graham David

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CLINCH COUNTY 11-2, REGION 2 NO. 5 SEED

linch County is no stranger to playing for state titles. In 2015, the Panthers suffered only one loss, to their 2017 championship opponent Irwin County. The teams met again in the 2015 state title game, and Clinch walked away victorious after a 24-7 win. Last year, Clinch County’s only regular-season loss was a 35-21 defeat to Brooks County; the Panthers entered the playoffs as the No. 2 state seed in Class A-Private and advanced to the semifinals before losing 24-8 to McIntosh County Academy. This season, however, the Panthers find themselves in the championship game after defeating No. 21 Dooly County, No. 4 Mitchell County and No. 8 Mount Zion-Carroll. In the semifinal game, Clinch beat Mt. Zion thanks to a blocked field-goal attempt in the final minute. Trezmen Marshall, a 4-star recruit, stars on both sides of the ball. Head coach Jim Dickerson has racked up 138 wins along with three state titles during his 13 seasons at Clinch County.

2017 RESULTS BLECKLEY COUNTY.....................................37-14 W MCINTOSH CO. ACADEMY.............................42-6 W BROOKS COUNTY.........................................17-14 L IRWIN COUNTY..............................................21-7 L WILCOX COUNTY...........................................42-7 W ATKINSON COUNTY.....................................56-21 W TURNER COUNTY..........................................42-7 W

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LANIER COUNTY............................................41-7 W CHARLTON COUNTY.....................................37-14 W TELFAIR COUNTY........................................32-13 W DOOLY COUNTY...........................................48-35 W MITCHELL COUNTY.......................................21-0 W MOUNT ZION-CARROLL..............................23-20 W

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IRWIN COUNTY 12-1, REGION 2 NO. 2 SEED

ince taking over as head coach in 2014, Buddy Nobles has led Irwin County to one quarterfinals appearance along with three trips to the championship game. In 2014, after losing only one game during the regular season, the Indians, the No. 2 seed in the state, were defeated by fourth-seeded Hawkinsville 15-6 in the state title game. The Indians lost to Clinch County in the 2015 title game, and the 2016 season was the first in three years in which the team didn’t advance past the quarterfinals. But the Indians have lost only once this season, to Class AA Fitzgerald. D.J. Lundy, who rushed for the game-winning touchdown in the fourth quarter of the semifinals game against Emanuel County Institute, carried the ball 24 times for 127 last weekend. Quarterback Will Stephens was 10-of-11 passing for 208 yards and three touchdowns, two to Jamorri Colson and one to Hunter Spires, to help Irwin overcome a 22-8 deficit in the second quarter.

2017 RESULTS BERRIEN.......................................................31-0 W FITZGERALD...................................................31-6 L MACON COUNTY.........................................36-28 W CLINCH COUNTY...........................................21-7 W TELFAIR COUNTY........................................21-14 W CHARLTON COUNTY.....................................48-27 W LANIER COUNTY............................................46-7 W

WILCOX COUNTY...........................................52-3 W ATKINSON COUNTY.....................................53-13 W TURNER COUNTY..........................................32-6 W LINCOLN COUNTY.......................................28-14 W MACON COUNTY.........................................21-15 W EMANUEL CO. INSTITUTE............................38-35 W


DECEMBER 8-9, 2017

CLINCH COUNTY VS. IRWIN COUNTY CLASS A-PUBLIC SKINNY

After back-to-back losses to Irwin County in the 2014 and 2015 seasons, Clinch County got an opportunity to best the Indians in the ’05 championship game. Sophomore Charles McClelland, now a senior star for Clinch County, helped secure the 24-7 victory, rushing for 183 yards and a touchdown to bring home the school’s sixth title. Irwin County has advanced to the finals three times in the past four years but hasn’t won a title since 1975. With both teams going head-to-head frequently, this rematch of the 2015 state championship game should be a thrilling contest between two teams with history. Irwin is 21-20-1 all-time against Clinch since the teams first met in 1952 and is 9-5 in the series since 1998, after a decade and a half of dominance by Clinch from 1993-98.

CLINCH COUNTY PANTHERS

IRWIN COUNTY INDIANS

(Homerville, Ga.) • Red & White

# Name

Gr. Pos.

31

Marquavious Grady

(Ocilla, Ga.) • Red & Black

9

RR/DB

1

Jacques Holmes

12

QB/DB

32

Jeremiah Williams

9

WR/DB

2

Darius Dorsey

10

RB/LB

34

Paxton Gilbreth

10

WR/DB

3

Dexter McNeil

12

RB/CB

40

Javian Bryant

10

WR/LB

4

Miquel Davis

11

WR/DB

42

Curtis Myles

12

WR/LB

5

Dantonio Robinson

11

WR/DB

44

Carzell Thrower

10

TE/DE

6

Kebrian Grady

12

WR/DB

45

Jack Thompson

12

TE/DL

7

Trezmen Marshall

11

QB/LB

50

Duane Moore

12

OL/DL

8

John Mincey

12

TE/DE

51

Jonathon Moore

11

OL/DL

9

Tahj Williams

12

RB/LB

53

James Davis

11

OL/DL

10

Charles McClelland

12

QB/DB

54

Austin Peterson

10

OL/LB

11

Jeremiah Johnson

10

WR/DB

55

Laneston Hendricks

11

OL/DL

12

Dustin Hendricks

11

RB/LB

56

Jackson Henderson

10

OL/DL

13

Derion Simon

10

WR/DB

57

Christian Stevens

10

OL/DL

14

Demondre Edmonds

10

WR/DB

58

Joseph McElveen

9

OL/DL

15

Tyler Morehead

9

WR/DB

59

Tavion Sowell

10

OL/DL

16

Warren Stovall

11

K

61

Keshad Lee

11

OL/DL

17

Jerome Riley

11

WR/DB

65

Bryce Crews

9

OL/DL

18

Gage Harper

12

WR/DB

66

Mitchell Prescott

11

OL/DL

19

Andrew Crear

11

WR/DB

71

Tyler Posley

9

OL/DL

20

Michael Walker

10

RB/DB

72

C. J. Gwynn

11

OL/DL

21

Zack Robbins

10

K

74

Reginald Williams

12

OL/DL

23

Dillil Carter

9

QB/DB

75

Drake Browning

9

OL/DL

25

Ramon Zuniga

12

RB/DL

77

William Thomas

11

OL/DL

26

Shane Moten

10

RB/DB

78

Amari Hodges

9

OL/DL

27

Antrez Holden

10

WR/DB

80

Zachary Shaw

11

TE/DE

28

Zanthony Johnson

10

WR/DE

83

Jermaine King

11

WR/DB

29

Chastain Lacey

12

WR/DB

85

Perry Williams

9

WR/DB

30

Tajuan Gordon

9

RB/LB

99

Craig Harris

9

RB/DL

Head Coach: Jim Dickerson

Assistant Coaches: Don Tison, Winston Peterson, Rance Morgan, Chase Daniel, Daniel Spivey, Dalton Wetherington, Mitch Ramsey, Tyronne Carter, Price Rogers and Alan Pope

# Name 1 Jamorri Colson 2 Javon Stanley 3 Jamal Paulk 4 DJ Lundy 5 Reid Fletcher 6 Zach Smith 7 Garland Benyard 8 Kobe Barnes 10 Will Stephens 11 Jeremiah Wilcox 12 Gabriel Benyard 14 Jordan Payne 15 Wil Hudson 16 Steven Thomas 17 Brodie Chestnutt 18 Keegan Moore 19 Michael Cleveland 20 Chad Miller 21 Jyquez Marshall 22 Eric Anderson 23 Davion Pollard 24 Michael Lee 25 Reshaad Robinson 26 Jontarius Harris 27 Jaelon Bivens 29 Lane Stephens 30 Tucker Paulk 33 Kam Ward 34 Marlon Jackson 35 Gunnar Willingham 36 Anfernee Pruitt 37 Phillip Farabow 40 KJ Foster

Gr. Pos. 10 RB, DB 11 RB, DB 10 RB, OLB 10 FB, MLB 12 RB, FS 10 QB, WR 9 RB, FS 11 RB, MLB 12 QB 9 TE, ATH 9 RB, CB 9 RB, CB 11 ATH 12 RB, CB 9 QB 12 WR, DB 10 WR 10 RB, CB 10 TE, DE 10 OLB, RB 11 ILB, RB 9 RB, MLB 12 OLB, MLB 12 WR, CB 11 RB, OLB 9 RB, CB 10 K 9 RB, ILB 12 DE 9 FB, ILB 10 RB, CB 11 WR 12 ILB

41

Ortiz Bryant

12

DB

42

Dj Martin

12

MLB, OLB

44

Hunter Spires

12

TE, DE

46

Donivan Thomas

9

FS, RB

48

Justin Wells

11

TE

51

Michael Dopson

9

OG, DE

52

Isait Alvarado

11

OLB, TE

53

Jatory Lundy

11

G, DE

54

Colin Brown

10

G

55

Asaiah Tyson

9

DE, OL

57

Luke Morgan

11

C

58

Harmon Smith

9

T

60

Kodie Spires

9

C, DT

61

Bobby Collins

9

C, DT

62

Dalton Dunlap

12

G, DE

63

Ethan Apperson

9

T

65

Jalen Billingsley

9

G, DE

66

Marquez Johnson

10

DE, DT

68

Zion Sailor

10

DL, OG

72

Chase Thompson

10

T, DT

74

Jose Mejia

10

T, DT

75

Will Burnam

11

T

76

Lochlan Cunningham

11

OT

78

Ethan Adkison

9

T

79

Ramont Edge

10

DT

80

Arveon Cooper

11

ATH

81

Greg Hall

9

WR

85

Jaheim Shelton

9

WR, DB

86

Derrick Taylor

9

DB, RB

88

Nathan Roberts

10

WR, FS

89

DJ Searcy

10

WR

90

Kevon Carver

10

DT, DE

Head Coach: Buddy Nobles

Assistant Coaches: Casey Soliday, Troy Fletcher, Clayton Sirmans, Howard Jordan, Jared Luke, Drew Tankersley, Luke Roberts, Dewayne Vickers, Pete Snyder, Chip Rankin, Michael Wells, Tim Talton, Billy Stephens

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Class A-Private ELCA vs. Athens Academy Friday, December 8 | 10:00 AM By Graham David

E

EAGLE’S LANDING CHRISTIAN ACADEMY 13-0, REGION 5 NO. 1 SEED

agle’s Landing Christian’s dominance throughout the regular season helped the Chargers achieve a perfect 2017 season, giving them a chance for their third consecutive state title. After losing their first game during the 2012 season, ELCA held strong and won out for the rest of the season. They shut out opponent Prince Avenue in the Championship game to claim the first school title since 1996. After a 2014 season in which the Chargers went 7-7 and lost in the finals to Mount Paran, they responded in 2015 by advancing all the way to the finals, where they upset third-ranked Aquinas 3514. The 2016 season was more of the same, as the Chargers went undefeated, ending their season with a double-overtime victory over Fellowship Christian after running back Trevor Gear rushed into the end zone for the game-winning touchdown. Justin Menard and Josh Mays provide a one-two punch on offense.

2017 RESULTS EAGLE’S LANDING......................................21-14 W JONESBORO..................................................35-7 W KNOXVILLE CATHOLIC (TN).........................55-10 W HART COUNTY.............................................49-19 W HOLY INNOCENTS’.........................................49-0 W WESLEYAN....................................................45-6 W OUR LADY OF MERCY...................................76-6 W

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STRONG ROCK CHRISTIAN............................54-0 W MOUNT VERNON...........................................70-0 W LANDMARK CHRISTIAN................................69-7 W SAVANNAH CHRISTIAN.................................54-0 W CALVARY DAY................................................55-0 W PRINCE AVENUE CHRISTIAN.........................55-0 W

A

ATHENS ACADEMY 13-0, REGION 8 NO. 2 SEED

thens Academy’s 13-0 record gives the school a chance at its first perfect record and state title in school history. Truly in superior form, the Spartans have beaten opponents this year by an average of just over 32 points, making them a hard team to keep up with. A close game with third-ranked Mount Paran Christian in the semifinals almost ended the Spartans’ season. Midway through the third quarter, George Smith picked up a Mount Paran fumble and returned it 25 yards for a touchdown to give the Spartans a 14-7 lead that they would not give up. Sophomore Len’Neth Whitehead stars at running back and linebackers. Head coach Josh Alexander is in his third season with Athens Academy and led the team to its first region title in five years this fall. Alexander has a 31-5 record at Athens Academy. With strong coaching and a prolific offense, the Spartans will look to upset the Chargers.

2017 RESULTS WALKER........................................................42-7 W LAKEVIEW ACADEMY....................................48-0 W ATHENS CHRISTIAN......................................47-0 W TOWNS COUNTY..........................................53-13 W RIVERSIDE MILITARY..................................40-20 W HEBRON CHRISTIAN...................................49-14 W PROVIDENCE CHRISTIAN..............................48-0 W

GEORGE WALTON..........................................36-3 W COMMERCE...................................................22-7 W PRINCE AVENUE..........................................32-14 W FIRST PRESBYTERIAN..................................56-7 W SAVANNAH COUNTRY DAY..........................38-14 W MOUNT PARAN CHRISTIAN...........................14-7 W


DECEMBER 8-9, 2017

ELCA VS. ATHENS ACADEMY CLASS A-PRIVATE SKINNY

This year’s championship game features No. 1 seed Eagle’s Landing Christian against a second-seeded Athens Academy squad looking for its first state title. While the Spartans’ 2017 season gives them an opportunity to make school history, Eagle’s Landing Christian is familiar with playing for state titles. The Chargers have won three in the past five years and are aiming to win their third in a row. Both teams feature talent on each side of the ball. ELCA has put up an unmatched average of almost 53 points per game and has shut out each team it has faced in the postseason. Athens Academy has only given up 28 points in three games during the playoffs, just over nine points per game, so the Spartans will look to slow down the Chargers in the title game.

EAGLE’S LANDING CHRISTIAN CHARGERS

ATHENS ACADEMY SPARTANS

(McDonough, Ga.) • Navy Blue & Vegas Gold

# Name 1 Khaleb Hood 2 Keaton Mitchell 3 Brayden Rush 4 Nate McCollum 5 Josh Mays 6 Justin Menard 7 Sean Queen 8 Tre’ Douglas 9 Jelan Pearson 10 Andy Meyer 11 Thaddeus Underwood 12 Devon Dorsey 13 Brandon Beard 14 Philip Massengale 17 Jordan Jakes 21 Kobi Mitchell 23 Michael Meneely 24 Josh Holt 25 Rasaan Hopps 26 Josh Rogers 27 Jack Buckley 28 Xavier Langston 29 Christian Duncan 31 Charis Spence 32 George Shockley 33 Brandon Evans 34 Deion Fisher 35 Hunter Johnson 37 Nate Orcutt 38 Daniel Kilpatrick 39 Myles Dones 40 Tae Stroud 41 Khaleb Anthony 44 Johnathan Youngblood 45 Harrison Taylor

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

Pos. FS RB QB QB RB FL WR CB FL CB SS WR QB QB WR SS OLB CB CB RB OLB LB WR LB LB LB LB LB OLB LB OLB RB CB LB DL

46 48 49 50 51 52 53 54 56 57 58 59 61 62 63 65 66 68 70 71 73 74 75 76 78 80 81 82 83 84 85 86 88 98 99

Gabe Taylor Michael Bell Carlos Sagastume Thomas Williams Ethan Bruno Shedrick Rhodes Jacob Dendy Caid McCammon Zach Jones Isaiah Haralson Bryson Estes Jeremy Butler Andrew Riad Nick Wright Tre Reddick Zach Yarbrough Cody Carder Chandler Lawson Willie Ruff Martin Yates Jaydin Gay Evan Zember Josue Arroyo Ethan McClure Gavin George Mason Whitlock Micah McClure CJ Turner Mac Craig Austin Reed Hunter Hardeman Trent Hosford Cooper Cresswell Marquis Black Tyrese Black

Head Coach: Jonathan Gess

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

(Athens, Ga.) • Green & White

OLB FB FB OL OL OL OL OL OL OL OL DL OL OL OL DL OL DL DL OL OL OL OL OL OL WR DL DL OLB PK OLB WR WR DL DL

Assistant Coaches: Brett Collier, Seth Graham, Anthony Mitchell, Brandon Thomas, Ty Black, Scott Queen, Joe Bryan, Clayton McClure, Stanley Zephir, Tim Luke, Robbie Moore and Josh Worsham

# Name

Gr. Pos.

29

Charlie Hynes

9

WR, DB

2

Taylor Boswell

12

WR, LB

30

Turner Trapnell

10

WR, LB

3

Jalen Huff

10

WR, DB

32

Clark O’Neill

9

WR, LB

4

Len’Neth Whitehead

10

RB/LB

34

James Williams

10

P, K

5

Payton Bowles

11

RB, LB

35

James Chandler

9

P, K

6

Charlie King

12

P, K

36

Jack Jaegers

9

WR, LB

7

Owen Roberts

12

WR, DB

38

Charlie Kahlstorf

10

RB, LB

8

Henry Trapnell

12

RB, DB

42

Kris Knisely

10

OL, LB

9

Kurt Knisely

10

RB, LB

50

John Bostwick

10

OL, DL

10

Cole Reynolds

10

WR, DB

11

Jack Thomas

11

QB

51

George Smith

11

OL, DL

12

Barrett McLanahan

11

WR, LB

52

Charles Clarke

11

OL, DL

13

Trey Willis

10

RB, DB

53

Will Hays

11

OL, DL

14

Franklin Burns

11

WR, CB

54

Will Thomas

9

OL, DL

15

Logan Payne

11

RB, LB

55

Thomas Lupton

12

OL, DL

16

Cal Camp

9

QB, LB

61

William McLanahan

11

OL, LB

18

Deion Colzie

9

WR, DB

64

Will Goggin

9

OL, LB

19

Palmer Bush

9

QB, DB

68

Brennan Shepstone

9

OL, DL

20

Tae Clay

11

RB, LB

73

Joe Colley

12

OL, DL

21

Hilt Moree

12

WR, CB

74

Beau Farmer

9

OL, DL

22

Ethan Connelly

9

RB, LB

76

Alex Oh

9

OL, DL

23

J.D. Bearden

12

OL, LB

80

Hugh Laughlin

9

WR, DB

26

Bass Cowles

9

WR, DB

85

John Ferguson

9

TE, LB

27

Jackson Reynolds

12

RB, DL

87

William Olmstead

9

WR, DB

28

Drew Byus

11

P, K

88

Harrison Goodstone

11

WR, DB

Head Coach: Josh Alexander

Assistant Coaches: Marvin Barton, Michael Finnerty, Derek Chuboff, Bobby Thomas, Kurt Knisely, Ricky Lane, Denny Dotson, Don Chuboff, Robert Hill, Ken Whitehead

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DECEMBER 8-9, 2017

Collins Hill

Milton

2017-2018 GHSA Class AAAAAAA State Football Championship

15

Region 6 - Team 3

Milton

23

42 Brookwood

Region 7 - Team 1

Newnan

Region 2 - Team 3

Tift Co.

Region 1 - Team 2

Roswell

Region 4 - Team 4

Hillgrove

Region 3 - Team 1

Region 6 - Team 2

Meadowcreek

Region 7 - Team 4

North Cobb

Region 3 - Team 4

Walton

Region 4 - Team 1

McEachern 36

31

McEachern 39

59 Tift Co.

28

43

McEachern 6

7 Hillgrove

24

31

Colquitt Co.

Nov. 17-18

Nov. 24-25

Dec. 1-2

Dec. 8-9

60 Dec. 1-2

Nov. 24-25

Nov. 17-18

28

North Gwinnett

Grayson 31

29 Archer

51 North Gwinnett

7

0

7 Archer

16

35 North Gwinnett 55 Colquitt Co.

Colquitt Co.

31

38 North Gwinnett

14

28

28

Woodstock 28

7 Colquitt Co. 14

41 Champion

Walton 28

12

21 Runner-Up

Mountain View

Region 6 - Team 4

South Forsyth

Region 5 - Team 1

Etowah

Region 4 - Team 3

McEachern

Region 3 - Team 2

Campbell

Lowndes Nov. 10-11

14 10

Parkview

Region 7 - Team 2

Region 1 - Team 1

14 Mill Creek

Newton

Region 8 - Team 3

Region 2 - Team 4

Lowndes

H

49

49

Region 2 - Team 2

17

7 Tift Co.

Colquitt Co.

Pebblebrook

14

13

37

Region 1 - Team 3

13 Brookwood

Archer

Region 8 - Team 1

13 Mountain View

28

28

Region 5 - Team 3

Mill Creek

Parkview 31

Brookwood

Nov. 10-11

West Forsyth

28

35

0

Region 8 - Team 4

Brookwood

Parkview

44

Region 5 - Team 2

South Gwinnett

48

35

Marietta 34 38

Marietta 7

Norcross

Region 7 - Team 3

Grayson

Region 8 - Team 2

North Forsyth

Region 5 - Team 4

North Gwinnett

Region 6 - Team 1

North Paulding

Region 3 - Team 3

Woodstock

Region 4 - Team 2

Marietta At Large

Westlake

Region 2 - Team 1

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

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DECEMBER 8-9, 2017

Dalton

Region 6 - Team 3

Douglas Co.

Region 5 - Team 2

Gainesville

Region 8 - Team 4

Alpharetta

Region 7 - Team 1

Effingham Co.

Douglas Co.

Region 1 - Team 2

Drew

Region 4 - Team 4

Evans

Region 3 - Team 1

41

21

14 Centennial

13

48 Alpharetta

14

14

Mays 28

24 Alpharetta

24

48

Mays

40 Coffee

48

14

42

Lee Co.

32

Region 2 - Team 3

Coffee

2017-2018 GHSA Class AAAAAA State Football Championship

6

27 Coffee

55

6

Grovetown 35

52 Coffee

28

34

Lee Co.

32

21 Evans

21

38

Coffee H

69

Nov. 10-11

Lee Co.

Nov. 17-18

Nov. 24-25

Dec. 1-2

Dec. 8-9

29 Dec. 1-2

Nov. 24-25

Nov. 17-18

Langston Hughes 7 Region 5 - Team 3

Allatoona

Region 6 - Team 2

Pope

Region 7 - Team 4

Lakeside-Evans

Region 3 - Team 4

Tucker

Region 4 - Team 1

Harrison 28

Dacula

24

Region 2 - Team 2

7

12

14

Northside - WR

Brunswick

Winder-Barrow 36

Allatoona

42

Region 1 - Team 3

17

Lee Co.

27

Dacula

Region 8 - Team 1

14

13

45

Harrison 33

Tucker Northside - WR

38 Glynn Academy

3

7

21 7

55

31 Glynn Academy 3

Champion

Tucker

28

34 Glynn Academy Runner-Up

Mays

Region 5 - Team 1

Lovejoy

Region 4 - Team 3

Grovetown

Region 3 - Team 2

Richmond Hill

Region 2 - Team 4

Lee Co.

Region 1 - Team 1

Chattahoochee

Region 7 - Team 3

Winder-Barrow

Region 8 - Team 2

Alexander

Region 5 - Team 4

Harrison

Region 6 - Team 1 Region 3 - Team 3

26 Heritage-Conyers 20

Sequoyah

Region 6 - Team 4

20 Heritage-Conyers

7 Tucker

Centennial

Region 7 - Team 2

Nov. 10-11

7 Allatoona

Lanier

Region 8 - Team 3

Stephenson

Region 4 - Team 2

Valdosta

Region 1 - Team 4

27 Glynn Academy Region 2 - Team 1

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

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Banneker

Region 6 - Team 3

2017-2018 GHSA Class AAAAA State Football Championship

17 Southwest Dekalb 0

16 44

Carrollton

Southwest Dekalb 35

35

Region 5 - Team 2

Cedar Shoals

Region 8 - Team 4

Rome

Region 7 - Team 1

Rome

59

17

Carrollton 21

13 Rome

56

0 Arabia Mountain

63

Region 1 - Team 2

Dutchtown

Region 4 - Team 4

Starr’s Mill

Region 3 - Team 1

45 Eagle’s Landing Bainbridge

6

Region 3 - Team 4

Stockbridge

Region 4 - Team 1

Dec. 8-9

Dec. 1-2

Nov. 24-25

Nov. 17-18

19 Flowery Branch

Warner Robins 20

26

Carver-Atlanta 0

48

33

Carver-Atlanta 36

Buford Ware Co.

7

7

Carver-Atlanta

8

7

26

Jones Co. 32

24 Stockbridge 7

17

14

Jones Co.

40

10

14 Runner-Up

Kell

Region 7 - Team 3

Flowery Branch

Region 8 - Team 2

Columbia

Region 5 - Team 4

Carver-Atlanta

Region 6 - Team 1

Griffin

Region 3 - Team 3

Jones Co.

Region 4 - Team 2

0 Thomas Co. Central

Champion

Stockbridge

Warner Robins

Region 1 - Team 1

Nov. 10-11

21

Buford

Harris Co.

McIntosh

Dec. 1-2

0 Buford

33

Region 2 - Team 2

Nov. 24-25

30

14 Jackson

Buford

Whitewater

Region 3 - Team 2 Region 2 - Team 4

Warner Robins

0

10

Ware Co.

26 H

Nov. 17-18

Paulding Co.

Region 1 - Team 3

Warner Robins

Rome

49

31

14

Region 8 - Team 1

56

17 South Effingham Starr’s Mill

Jackson

Region 7 - Team 4

3 10

28

Region 5 - Team 3

Region 4 - Team 3

23 Eagle’s Landing Starr’s Mill

Miller Grove

Region 6 - Team 2

28

48

Nov. 10-11

North Springs

Region 6 - Team 4

Region 5 - Team 1

31 Warner Robins

45

New Hampstead 6

Bainbridge

Carrollton

Region 7 - Team 2

35 Arabia Mountain Rome

Region 2 - Team 3

Clarke Central

Region 8 - Team 3

Region 1 - Team 4

Wayne Co. 28

Wayne Co.

Region 2 - Team 1

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

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NW Whitfield

Cedartown

Region 5 - Team 2

Madison Co.

Region 8 - Team 4

Marist

Region 7 - Team 1

Spalding

Cedartown

18

0 21

Blessed Trinity 35

47 Marist

28

43

Blessed Trinity 21

14 Marist

31

17

Cartersville 48

38 Marist

35

28

Blessed Trinity

20

Region 2 - Team 3

Cairo

2017-2018 GHSA Class AAAA State Football Championship

14

Region 6 - Team 3

8 Cairo

23

35

Thomson 48

26

Region 1 - Team 2

Salem

Burke Co.

13

41

Marist

34 Americus-Sumter H

35

Region 3 - Team 1

Nov. 10-11

Troup

Region 5 - Team 3

Thomson 14

Burke Co.

Nov. 17-18

Nov. 24-25

Dec. 1-2

Dec. 1-2

Nov. 24-25

Nov. 17-18

28

Blessed Trinity

Jefferson

Heritage-Catoosa 7 West Hall

29

Region 7 - Team 4

St. Pius

Region 8 - Team 1

Northside-Col.

Region 1 - Team 3

West Laurens

Region 2 - Team 2

St. Pius

32

35

Jefferson 7

31 St. Pius

21

43

Ridgeland

44

63 St. Pius

7 West Laurens

14

7

Mary Persons

21

31

14

Baldwin

14

16

Region 3 - Team 4

51

Woodward Acad. 31

Richmond Acad. 35

Mary Persons

Woodward Acad. 48 Region 4 - Team 1

39 Runner-Up

Thomson Howard

Region 2 - Team 4

White Co.

Region 7 - Team 3

Jefferson

Region 8 - Team 2

Chapel Hill

Region 5 - Team 4

Ridgeland

Region 6 - Team 1

Baldwin

Region 3 - Team 3

Eastside

Region 4 - Team 2

0 Carver-Columbus

Champion

Woodward Acad. 42

North Clayton

Region 4 - Team 3

Nov. 10-11

13

Region 6 - Team 2

Cartersville

Region 5 - Team 1

Region 1 - Team 1

Dec. 8-9

35

Pickens

Region 6 - Team 4

27 Americus-Sumter

31 Troup

Blessed Trinity

Region 7 - Team 2

Region 3 - Team 2

7

Region 4 - Team 4

Burke Co.

6

Oconee Co.

Region 8 - Team 3

Region 1 - Team 4

Mary Persons 27

Mary Persons

Region 2 - Team 1

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

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DECEMBER 8-9, 2017

Bremen

Lovett

Region 5 - Team 2

Jackson Co.

Lovett

Region 7 - Team 1

Tattnall Co.

Region 4 - Team 4

Jenkins

Region 3 - Team 1

Region 6 - Team 2

East Hall

Region 7 - Team 4

38

48

Savannah

Region 3 - Team 4

Peach Co.

Region 4 - Team 1

23

6

Cedar Grove 43

Cook Co.

34

26

Pike Co.

26

28 Jenkins

14

0

Pike Co. 7

21 Jenkins

35

25

Peach Co.

Crisp Co.

H

28 Nov. 17-18

Nov. 24-25

Dec. 1-2

56

Dec. 8-9

Dec. 1-2

Nov. 24-25

Nov. 17-18

37 59

Calhoun

20

Monroe Area 42

7 Westminster

14

31

Calhoun 3

50 East Hall

28

57

Calhoun 27

Peach Co. Pierce Co.

28

14

Calhoun

0

14

0 Westside-Macon

Dawson Co.

Region 7 - Team 2

Adairsville

Region 6 - Team 4

Cedar Grove

Region 5 - Team 1

Pike Co.

Region 4 - Team 3

SE Bulloch

Region 3 - Team 2

Appling Co.

Region 2 - Team 4

Crisp Co.

Region 1 - Team 1

North Hall

Region 7 - Team 3

Monroe Area

Region 8 - Team 2

Pace Academy

Region 5 - Team 4

Calhoun

Region 6 - Team 1

Windsor Forest

Region 3 - Team 3

14 Westside-Macon

28 Peach Co. 0

45

7

Region 4 - Team 2

Liberty Co. 6

Champion

Peach Co. 45

Hart Co.

Region 8 - Team 3

Nov. 10-11

7 Westminster

21

Region 2 - Team 2

Cedar Grove

14

Monroe

Pierce Co.

58 GAC

36

Region 1 - Team 3

Cedar Grove

49

Morgan Co.

Region 8 - Team 1

28

13 GAC

Region 5 - Team 3

North Murray

51

0

Nov. 10-11

Westminster

Dawson Co. 49

Region 1 - Team 2

Jackson

13 GAC

Region 2 - Team 3

Cook Co.

21

14

32

Region 8 - Team 4

GAC

2017-2018 GHSA Class AAA State Football Championship

0

Region 6 - Team 3

34

21 Runner-Up

Liberty Co. 43

Dougherty

Region 1 - Team 4

Liberty Co. Region 2 - Team 1

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

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2017-2018 GHSA Class AA State Football Championship

Douglass, Atlanta 8 Region 6 - Team 3

Callaway

Region 5 - Team 2

Monticello

Callaway

Region 7 - Team 1

Vidalia

Region 2 - Team 3

Brooks Co.

Region 1 - Team 2

Butler

Region 4 - Team 4

Dodge Co.

Region 3 - Team 1

28

0

Pepperell

3 41

35

Heard Co. 42

47 Brooks Co.

21

12

Heard Co. 0

7 Brooks Co.

35

22

Dublin 42

39 Brooks Co.

14

31

Thomasville 14

17

44

Rabun Co.

Thomasville

H

44 Nov. 17-18

Nov. 24-25

Dec. 1-2

Dec. 8-9

35 Dec. 1-2

Nov. 24-25

Nov. 17-18

10

Hapeville Charter

Elbert Co. 41

B.E.S.T. Academy 34 Region 6 - Team 2

Chattooga

Region 7 - Team 4

Rabun Co.

Region 8 - Team 1

Fitzgerald

Region 1 - Team 3

Rabun Co.

7

Screven Co.

Region 4 - Team 1

Thomasville

Coosa

Region 7 - Team 3

Elbert Co. Spencer

24 Hapeville Charter Rabun Co. Toombs Co.

Washington Co.

Jeff Davis

Region 2 - Team 4

Region 5 - Team 4

56 Hapeville Charter

31

34

Region 3 - Team 4

35

49

Toombs Co.

Region 2 - Team 2

0

6 Rabun Co.

Dublin

Region 8 - Team 2

31 Hapeville Charter

56

Harlem

Region 4 - Team 3

Nov. 10-11

7 B.E.S.T. Academy 2

Heard Co.

Region 5 - Team 1

Region 1 - Team 1

27

Region 5 - Team 3

South Atlanta

Region 6 - Team 4

Region 3 - Team 2

8 Dodge Co.

Pepperell Region 7 - Team 2

Heard Co.

7 Rockmart

Banks Co. Region 8 - Team 3

57 Callaway

Nov. 10-11

Temple

28

40

28

Region 8 - Team 4

Rockmart

0

23

Region 6 - Team 1

28 Hapeville Charter

14 Southwest Macon

20

21

Region 3 - Team 3

Jefferson Co. 45

Screven Co.

17

14

Benedictine 14

Champion

Screven Co. 42

34

70 Runner-Up

Benedictine 56

Jefferson Co.

Region 4 - Team 2

Berrien

Region 1 - Team 4

Benedictine

Region 2 - Team 1

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

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DECEMBER 8-9, 2017

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 2017 award. The award honors schools that demonstrated exemplary sportsmanship during the 20162017 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 2017 Georgia EMC Cooperative Spirit Sportsmanship Award are: CLASS 7-A Region-1 Region-2 Region-3 Region-4 Region-5

Region-4

Hillgrove High School

Region-6

Campbell High School

Region-5

Lassiter High School

Region-7

Region-8

Union County High School

Monroe Area High School

CLASS 2-A

CLASS 4-A

Region-3

Bleckley County High School

Region-5

Heard County High School

Region-7

Gordon Central High School

Region-1

Webster County High School

Region-3

Jenkins County High School

Region-5

Galloway School

CLASS 6-A Region-1

Coffee County High School

Region-3

Heritage (Conyers) High School

Region-5

Tri-Cities High School

Region-1

Americus-Sumter High School

Region-3

Richmond Academy

Region-2 Region-4

Upson-Lee High School Salem High School

Bradwell Institute

Region-5

Central Carrollton High School

Forest Park High School

Region-7

Chestatee High School

Region-6

Harrison High School

Region-8

Apalachee High School

Pope High School

CLASS 5-A Region-1 Thomas County Central High School Region-2

Cass High School

Region-7

Meadowcreek High School

Archer High School

Region-7

Chamblee High School

Riverwood High School

Region-6 Lakeview-Ft. Oglethorpe High School

Region-1

Region-8

Region-4

Hampton High School

Region-8 Johnson (Gainesville) High School

Mountain View High School

Region-2

Fayette County High School

Forsyth Central High School

Region-6 Region-7

Region-3

Lowndes High School

Statesboro High School

Region-6 Southeast Whitfield High School Region-8

St. Pius X High School

CLASS 3-A Region-1

Worth County High School

Region-2

Tattnall County High School

Region-4

Peach County High School

Region-3 Region-5

Savannah High School McNair High School

Region-2

Thomasville High School

Bacon County High School

Region-4 Jefferson County High School Region-6 Region-8

South Atlanta High School

Banks County High School

CLASS A Region-2 Region-4

Clinch County High School Dooly County High School

Region-6

Christian Heritage School

Region-8

Providence Christian School

Region-7

Lake Oconee Academy

GHSA SPORTSMANSHIP STATEMENT

“The Georgia High School Association congratulates each of these region winners of the GEMC Cooperative Spirit Sportsmanship Award for 2017,” says Dr. Robin Hines, 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.”

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GHSA 2017 STATE FOOTBALL CHAMPIONSHIPS

Telfair Co. Team 24

Marion Co. Team 9

2017-2018 GHSA Class A Public State Football Championship

27 Marion Co.

12

28

28 Mt. Zion

15

10

14

Towns Co.

41

Pelham

Pelham

Macon Co.

Mt. Zion Mt. Zion

20

41

Bye

Mt. Zion

38

20

Team 17

Wash.-Wilkes

Bye

Irwin Co.

20

34

14 Manchester

Team 7

Macon Co.

Chattahoochee Co. 0

Team 16

Team 10

Macon Co.

Team 8

Wash.-Wilkes

Team 23

6

21

12

Taylor Co.

28

Lincoln Co.

Lincoln Co.

Irwin Co.

Manchester

Team 18

Team 15

Irwin Co.

Team 1

Manchester

58

28

Clinch Co.

Team 2

Irwin Co.

H

Bye

Nov. 10-11 Dooly Co. Team 21

Trion

Team 12

Nov. 17-18

Nov. 24-25

Dec. 1-2

Bye

Dec. 8-9

Dec. 1-2

Nov. 24-25

Nov. 17-18

Nov. 10-11

56 Dooly Co.

35

42

Irwin Co.

35 Clinch Co.

25

21

34

Montgomery Co.

42

Charlton Co.

Charlton Co.

Charlton Co.

Clinch Co. Clinch Co.

48

14

Bye Team 20

Schley Co. Team 13

Clinch Co.

6 Schley Co.

35

23

Team 6

Commerce

Bye

ECI

14

21

26

Jenkins Co. 30

14 Mitchell Co.

Mitchell Co. Team 4

Team 11

Commerce

Team 5

Turner Co.

Team 22

49

0

ECI

Bye

22

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Team 19

Jenkins Co. Team 14

ECI

Champion Mitchell Co.

Milller Co.

ECI

Team 3

Bye


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