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2018 GHSA STATE FOOTBALL CHAMPIONSHIPS

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DECEMBER 11 & 12, 2018

2018 CHAMPIONSHIP SCHEDULE

FEATURES

TUESDAY, DECEMBER 11

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

CL AS S A P U B L I C CHA M P I O N S H I P 10:00 AM - Irwin County vs. Clinch County

TEAM INFORMATION

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

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 ...................................................................................24-25 Class AA Team Information .....................................................................................26-27 Class A-Public Team Information ............................................................................28-29 Class A-Private Team Information ...........................................................................30-31 Class AAAAAAA Bracket ................................................................................................33 Class AAAAAA Bracket ..................................................................................................35 Class AAAAA Bracket ....................................................................................................36 Class AAAA Bracket ......................................................................................................37 Class AAA Bracket ........................................................................................................38 Class AA Bracket ..........................................................................................................39 Class A-Public Bracket ..................................................................................................40 Class A-Private Bracket ................................................................................................41

1:00 PM - Cedar Grove vs. Peach County

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

WEDNESDAY, DECEMBER 12 CL AS S A - P R I VATE CHA M P I O N S H I P 10:00 AM - Athens Academy vs. Eagle’s Landing Christian Academy

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 - Heard County vs. Rockmart

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

All games will be televised live on Georgia Public Broadcasting, streamed on GPB.org/sports and NFHSNetwork.com/ghsa. Statewide radio coverage on Georgia News Network and 680 The Fan Family of Networks, 1340 AM & 103.7 FM. On demand video rebroadcast at GPB.org and NFHS Network.

4:30 PM - Cartersville 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 - Milton vs. Colquitt County

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The 2018 Georgia High School Association Football State Championship Guide is published by Score Media, a division of Score Atlanta, in conjunction with the GHSA. The guide was designed by Rhonda Rawls, edited by Craig Sager II, Seth Ellerbee and Graham David, information provided by the GHSA and photos on the cover and inside the guide are courtesy of Cecil Copeland, Clinch County News, Lee County HS, Mercedes-Benz Stadium, Milton HS, and Sandy McClurd. For more information on Score Media, go to Scoreatl.com or call 404256-1572.

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DECEMBER 11 & 12, 2018 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 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!

Dr. Robin Hines Executive Director

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STATEWIDE REPRESENTATION

HIGHLIGHTS CHAMPIONSHIP LINEUP

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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 its only during the state championships that programs take the stage together 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 twenty-five years, saying its farewell in December of 2016 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. Last year’s action got disrupted by severe weather, but now it’s finally Mercedes-Benz Stadium’s turn to host the full championship slate.

history from some of the greatest players to ever come through Georgia high school football. The group includes five Pro Football Hall of Famers and other all-time greats like Johnson County’s Herschel Walker, Charlton County’s Champ Bailey and Creekside’s Eric Berry. “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

This year, only four of the 16 teams that punched their championship tickets are Metro Atlanta schools. Centered right in the heart of downtown Atlanta, MercedesThe breathtaking venue already has the pride of Georgia high school football built Benz Stadium offers spectacular views of the southeastern metropolis—which can be into its groundbreaking design. The helmet of every GHSA school can be found enjoyed throughout the naturally-lit concourses and seating out of the 163- footprominently displayed on the 100 concourse near section 130 with the GHSA Home- high entrance known as the Window to the City. This picturesque backdrop will make grown Legends Helmet Wall. This display was built off a tradition that started at the this year’s state championships feel like they are being played right in the heart of Georgia Dome, but more features and history have been included (there is also a key Atlanta and an exciting new era for Georgia high school football can kick off at last. on each side of the wall to help fans find their team’s helmet). At the upper left of the helmet wall, each reigning state champion is represented. A Homegrown Legends “This is the ultimate venue in all the world,” Hines said. “The whole experience is display runs underneath the helmets at eye level for fans to enjoy photos and bits of going to be incredible.”

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2018 GHSA STATE FOOTBALL CHAMPIONSHIPS Photo courtesy of Milton High School

Class AAAAAAA Colquitt County vs. Milton Wednesday, December 12 | 8:00 PM By Craig Sager II

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COLQUITT COUNTY 14-0 REGION 1 NO. 1 SEED

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MILTON 12-2, REGION 5 NO. 1 SEED

olquitt County makes its fourth state championship appearance in the last five years, and sits one win away from the program’s third title in the same span. The Packers have racked up 36 playoff victories over the last 10 seasons—all under head coach Rush Propst. This year’s team has showcased extraordinary depth and a level of defensive production that is hard to imagine when looking at the lineup of challenging opponents that Colquitt County set out to conquer. North Gwinnett fell 45-0 in the quarterfinals, and the Packers prevailed in a 22-21 overtime classic against Archer in the semis. Kicker Ryan Fitzgerald’s five made field goals highlighted the win—and with such a capable defense, Colquitt County has no problem using his foot as a weapon to put points on the board. Quarterback Jaycee Harden and running backs Ty Leggett and Daijun Edwards pace a versatile, and well-balanced offense.

he excitement surrounding the Milton program has never been higher, and the Eagles are a win away from bringing home their first-ever state crown. Quarterback and Georgia Tech commit Jordan Yates has been a focal point of much of Milton’s success— especially over the last two seasons. Yates can beat teams through the air with his exceptional arm and can produce game-changing plays with his speed and running ability. It is this versatility that has kept Milton on top, or in striking distance, every single game they’ve played over the last two seasons. In fact, all three of last year’s losses—and both of this year’s defeats—have been decided by a touchdown or less. Milton proved in the semis, however, that it is also capable of creating wider margins. The Eagles opened up a 21-0 lead on Lowndes, and after the Vikings brought it within 21-17 early in the fourth quarter, Yates connected with Holden Shaw to tally the final score of their 28-17 victory.

2018 RESULTS

2018 RESULTS

MCEACHERN.................................................41-7 W TRINITY CATHOLIC (MO)..............................42-14 W THOMASVILLE...............................................50-3 W VALDOSTA...................................................48-13 W WARNER ROBINS........................................41-14 W GRAYSON....................................................26-14 W ALCOVY.........................................................56-0 W

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CAMDEN COUNTY.........................................38-9 W TIFT COUNTY...............................................49-29 W LOWNDES.....................................................40-6 W ETOWAH........................................................34-5 W MCEACHERN...............................................49-29 W NORTH GWINNETT.........................................45-0 W ARCHER......................................................22-21 W

ARCHER......................................................21-19 W ALPHARETTA...............................................37-27 W CARDINAL GIBBONS (FL)............................42-17 W ROSWELL.....................................................22-20 L PARKVIEW...................................................37-35 L WEST FORSYTH............................................41-0 W SOUTH FORSYTH.........................................35-21 W

FORSYTH CENTRAL.......................................30-3 W LAMBERT......................................................57-7 W NORTH FORSYTH.........................................49-23 W SOUTH GWINNETT.......................................28-19 W MILL CREEK..................................................24-3 W HILLGROVE.................................................20-19 W LOWNDES...................................................28-17 W


DECEMBER 11 & 12, 2018

COLQUITT COUNTY VS. MILTON CLASS AAAAAAA SKINNY The last and only other time these teams met was in the 2014 quarterfinals—a highly entertaining game that Colquitt County claimed 42-35. A Milton win would not only even the series with the Packers, but would also snap a long ongoing trend in Georgia’s highest classification. Every state title since 2006 has been either a Gwinnett County school, or a team from Region 1, and the Eagles are a historic win away from snapping it. As for the Packers, their success this year has been widely considered, and a championship performance has the potential to lift them to the top of the majority of national polls.

COLQUITT COUNTY PACKERS

MILTON EAGLES

(Moultrie, Ga.) • Black & Gold

# Name 1 Cedric Wynn 1 Alex Romulo 2 Tyrique Williams 2 Akeem McKiever 3 Camari Louis “Juicy” 3 Daijun Edwards 4 Jay Ward 4 Jaycee Harden 5 Desmond Davis 7 Kam Woods 7 Marvion McDonald 8 Mar’Kaybion Spradley 8 Zy Brockington 9 Marcus Anderson 9 Omarion Daniels 10 JaJuan Williams 10 KT Wilson 11 Ja’Naz Graves 12 Lenorris Severson 12 Tucker Pitts 13 Tyler Walker 14 Samari Louis “Smoke” 15 Rashard Revels 17 Traveon Tuff 17 Lemeke Brockington 18 Najarien McWhorter 19 Denzell Coates 20 Kendrick Neloms 21 Nyquan Washington 22 Antinio Spradley 23 Montavious Ponder 24 JaHeim Ward 24 Jamaree Hill 25 Ty French 26 JaPaul Lewis 28 Kiearis Daniels 29 Tajh Sanders 30 D’Keyvien Hamilton 31 Victor Cox 31 Ty Leggett 32 JoJo Madison 33 Joiheim Sims 34 Biron Silas 35 Jeffrey Lowery 36 Dada McGee 37 Callon Kubiak 38 Dy’Qurious James 39 Elijah Nelson 40 Shawn Allen 41 Dequavian Rushing 42 Jordan Calhoun 43 Desmond Reese 44 Josh Hadley 45 Kree Herring

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

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

47 48 49 50 51 52 53 54 55 55 57 58 59 60 61 62 63 64 65 66 67 68 69 70 71 72 73 74 75 76 77 78 79 80 81 82 83 84 85 86 87 88 89 90 91 92 93 94 95 96 97 98

Carter Boatwright LaQuavion Haynes Nathan Bell Chase McKee Zytavien Ryles Zytevian Ryles Ja’Michael Jones Kharullah Blount Mason Sellers Max Parker Michael Roberts EJ Davis DeShawn Harris Brian Merritt Nakia Benefield Jr. Elijah Benefield Derrick Madison Kaleb Spradley Ellis Lattimer Kyle Gay Tyler Meads Kameron Shellhouse Terayvis Brown Damian Wages Conner Gay Jerick Davis Thomas Barry Devene Jamerson William Rykard Kameren Barnes Malachai Walker Trey McCoy Kamaar Bell Tyrin Parrish Darius Howell Orion Bonner Fredrick Howard Remon Young Mac English James Facison Denarrek Callaway Ryan Fitzgerald Ke-yonte Allen Jafarrius Barfield Gamal Wallace Joey Stanford D’Anta Brown Caleb Hale Vendarion Knighton Emmanuel Perez JaMuntay Wilson Dalton Collins

Head Coach: Rush Propst

(Milton, Ga.) • Red & Blue 11 11 11 10 12 12 11 10 10 10 12 12 10 12 10 11 10 12 10 12 10 11 10 11 11 12 11 11 12 12 11 10 12 10 11 10 10 11 12 11 10 12 10 12 10 10 10 11 10 10 10 11

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

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

# Name 1 Tyreek Rock 2 Dylan Leonard 3 Micah White 4 Syaire Waters 5 Jordan Davis 7 Jack Rhodes 8 Jordan Cox 9 Allen Walker 10 Jose Sandoval 11 Chandler Jones 13 Jordan Yates 14 Charlie Keeney 15 Amari Martinez 16 Holden Shaw 17 Miller Connell 18 Jackson Weaver 19 Caron Anderson 20 Jeremy Olagoke 22 Ricky Haviland 23 Will Stax 24 Demarrie Taylor 25 Jake Walter 26 Bennett Spooner 27 Holden Canouse 28 Joseph Charleston 29 Peter Belasick 30 Christian Armistead 31 Jackson Slaton 32 Ahmad Echols 33 Brandon Albright 34 Kyle Brown 35 Hayden Hairston 36 Matt Sliger 37 Troy Artis 38 Matthew Evert 39 Brandon Swords 40 Zack Tumminia

Gr. Pos. 12 CB/S 12 TE/WR 12 WR/TE 12 CB/WR 12 ILB/FB 11 OLB/WR 12 WR/S 12 OLB/TE 12 ILB/DE 12 WR/S 12 QB 12 OLB/S 12 WR 12 WR/CB 11 QB 11 QB 11 CB 10 RB/S 12 FB/ILB 11 WR/OLB 11 CB/WR 11 WR/RB 11 S/WR 11 S/OLB 12 S/RB 11 CB/S 11 ILB/OLB 11 OLB/ILB 11 RB/CB 11 OLB/ILB 11 OLB/FB 12 K 11 S/OLB 11 FB/OLB 10 TE/OLB 11 FB 10 DL/ILB

42

Sam Colvin

12

DL/DL

43

Daniel Black

10

S/WR

44

Carter Taylor

11

ILB

45

Stephen Michaels

11

ILB/FB

46

Harrison Reyes

10

DL/OL

47

Mason Bicknell

10

ILB/FB

50

Zander Barnett

11

DE/OL

52

Anthony Minella

11

C

53

Cameron Dye

10

OL

54

Brendan Doyle

10

DL/OL

56

Jack Phillips

10

C/DE

57

Paul Tchio

11

LG/NG

58

Alvin Johnson

10

OL/DL

59

Jose Rangel

10

C/C

60

Reid McClellan

10

DL

61

Marius Owens

12

OL

62

Marcos Rangel

11

DE/OL

64

Aleks Michailovs

12

C

65

Alec Hutchinson

11

OG

66

Cody Wong

12

OT

68

Will Mulligan

11

OL/DL

76

Will Bentley

12

OT

77

Max Woodcock

11

OL

78

Sean Gorman

10

OT

79

Jeffrey Williams

10

OL

80

Max St. Vrain

10

WR/QB

81

Will Marinich

10

WR/RB

82

TJ Smith

10

CB/WR

83

Benji Sandoval

10

QB

85

Blake Zettler

10

WR/CB

86

Jack Nickel

9

FB/OLB

87

Dayne Edwards

10

FB/OLB

88

Carson Augello

12

WR

89

Garrett Smalley

10

S/WR

90

Sean Sturrock

10

WR

98

Connor Gay

10

OT/DE

99

Dervon Ffrench

12

DL

Head Coach: Adam Clack

Ben Reaves, Drew Connell, Jeff Woods, Vinny Sylvestri, Lonnie Estes, Carl Vice,Renaldo Smith, Jayce Ratliff, Mike McGee, Drew Dixon, Steven Stromie, Tim Brew, Alan Gordon, Tom Dell, Daryl Rogers

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Class AAAAAA

Northside-Warner Robins vs. Lee County Tuesday, December 11 | 8:00 PM By Seth Ellerbee

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NORTHSIDE - WR 9-5, REGION 1 NO. 3 SEED

t has been four seasons since Northside’s 25-18 victory over Mays in the Class AAAAA championship at the Georgia Dome. In the years since, Northside lost in the first round in 2015, advanced to the semifinals in 2016 and lost in the second-round last year. This year, Northside’s 5-5 regular season record produced the worst mark since 1991’s 3-7 showing under head coach Stan Gann—yet the Eagles powered through the AAAAAA bracket to earn their championship berth. Quarterback Jadin Daniels has passed for 1,565 yards and 14 touchdowns on 125 of 203 passing. He has also rushed for 17 touchdowns and 1,549 yards on 206 carries. Senior Daniel Neal has 36 catches for 607 yards and seven touchdowns. Northside was the only team in Class AA-AAAAAAA to reach the semifinals in this years playoffs as neither an No. 1 or 2 seed. Northside joins Warner Robins and Peach County as middle Georgia teams playing for a championship this week.

2018 RESULTS CENTENNIAL...............................................38-14 W PEACH COUNTY............................................27-24 L JONES COUNTY............................................35-27 L WHITEWATER............................................... 41-3 W BALDWIN......................................................45-0 W WARNER ROBINS.........................................39-34 L COFFEE.......................................................30-20 W

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LEE COUNTY...................................................24-7 L VALDOSTA....................................................46-44 L HOUSTON COUNTY........................................41-6 W TUCKER.......................................................43-21 W BRADWELL INSTITUTE..................................35-0 W SEQUOYAH....................................................30-6 W DACULA........................................................14-7 W

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LEE COUNTY 14-0, REGION 1 NO. 1 SEED

n the past decade, Lee County has grown from an 0-10 team in 2008 to a defending state champion this year. Before last season, Lee had not advanced past the second round since its inaugural season in 1971. It’s been since Oct. 20, 2017 against Valdosta (31-28) since Lee County has lost a game. Since the loss, Lee has captured two region championships and a state title from last year’s victory over Coffee, but it hasn’t been easy. In the semifinals last year, Glynn Academy enjoyed a 31-7 lead after the first quarter, but Lee rallied to win 42-38. That victory instilled confidence that, after being down 14-0 and 21-7 to Coffee in the title game, it could still come back to win 28-21 in overtime. This year, Lee is simply manhandling the competition. Quarterback Kyle Toole is 198 of 296 passing for 2,939 yards and 33 touchdowns. Chauncey Magwood has 854 yards and six touchdowns on 59 catches. Shaundarious Kimbrough and Preston Simmons combined for 39 touchdowns.

2018 RESULTS DOUGHERTY..................................................47-6 W DR. PHILLIPS, FL..........................................35-3 W PEACH COUNTY.............................................33-0 W AMERICUS-SUMTER.....................................49-7 W SOUTHWEST..................................................50-0 W THOMSON.....................................................40-0 W NORTHSIDE-WARNER ROBINS.....................24-7 W

VALDOSTA.....................................................63-7 W HOUSTON COUNTY........................................45-0 W COFFEE.........................................................38-7 W MUNDY’S MILL...........................................48-13 W EFFINGHAM COUNTY....................................54-0 W CREEKVIEW................................................42-20 W LANIER..........................................................42-7 W


DECEMBER 11 & 12, 2018

NORTHSIDE-WR VS. LEE COUNTY CLASS AAAAAA SKINNY

Since its 28-21 victory over Coffee to capture the 2017 title at home, Lee County has been playing like a defending champion that is determined to win again. This year, a familiar region foe, Northside-Warner Robins, stands in its way. Northside is one of nine teams in history to finish the regular season at .500 or below and make it to the finals. In the regular season, Lee County beat Northside at home 24-7 on the way to its region title. Northside-Warner Robins, however, is no stranger to postseason success after winning back-to-back titles in 2006-07 in Class AAAA and a Class AAAAA title in 2014. The programs have met six times and Northside-Warner Robins holds a 4-2 margin in the series that began in 2006.

NORTHSIDE - WARNER ROBINS EAGLES

LEE COUNTY TROJANS

(Warner Robins, Ga.) • Blue, White & Orange

# Name 2 Eric Smith 3 Tubby McCall 4 KJ Little 5 Kentrez Anthony 6 Eleazar Lyons 7 Keuntae Stewart 8 Daniel Neal 9 Mason Ford 10 Malik Bryant 11 Mario Starling 11 Jaden Hawk 12 Dontravious Odom 13 Brandon Oliver 14 Willie Northern 15 Jadin Daniels 16 Raymario Allen 16 Tyler Wilson 17 Tre Grane 18 Justin Luke 20 Tyjae Barnes 21 Deshaun Maine 22 Deandre McKenzie 23 Charvis Curry 24 Zikhyree Hill 25 Jajuan Ferguson 26 Keyontae Curgil 28 Dylan Willingham 29 Malic Gordon 30 Jaylen Cephus 31 Deonate Lowe 32 CJ Radford 33 Javionne Greene 34 Kayleb Pierce 36 Donovan Delgado 38 T’Ron Blackmon 39 Orkeivious Jones 40 Jadarian Jackson 42 Adam Lemond 43 Jaylan Watson 44 Jacob Catey 44 Ty Glanton 45 Justin Ferguson 46 Cory Munson

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

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

47 48 49 50 51 53 54 55 59 62 63 64 65 66 67 69 70 71 72 73 74 75 76 77 78 79 80 81 82 84 85 86 87 88 90 91 92 93 94 95 97 98 99

Jaron McWilliams Kameron Anderson Quintavious Radford Jalen Samuel Oliver Prater Damarcus Allen Jordan McGhee Jonathan Glover Trey Cameron Marqueon Glenn Santiago Mondragon Jecovan Rivera Nicholas Brown Anthony Curry Jared Ume Malachi Randall Seth Watson Ethan Little Calvin Stanley Kameron Maynard Champ Smith Alik Brannon Jalan Calhoun Tyler Perry Zack Turner Jonathan Smith Jordan Clay Jaden Pitt Doug Sapp Anthony Granville Jaamal Huffins Jr Arius Porter Hunter Johnson Aaron Brannon Tristan Burroughs Mitchell Upshaw Nate Trevino Nate Ferry Lafredrick Chappell Jaiden Rumph Taryn Jefferson Deandre Walker Christan Walker

Head Coach: Kevin Kinsler

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

(Leesburg, Ga.) • Red & White

DL DB DB OL DL DL OL OL OL DL DL DL OL OL OL OL OL OL OL OL OL OL OL OL OL OL TE WR WR WR TE WR WR TE DL DL DL DL DL DL DL DL DL

Assistant Coaches: Chris Reeves, Lee Pope, Reggie Thorpe, Mark Estes, Kelvin McDavis, Tyler Kinsler, Daniel Sayles, Torrey Howard, Sam Said, Dyron Adams, Matt Simon, Jake Timmerman, Lindsey Levie, Zack Coatney

# Name 1 Zach Mason 2 Tavian Mayo 3 Jeremiah Engram 4 David Goodwin 4 Tyrus Washington 4 Trey Wright 5 Daveon Sanders 6 Jammie Robinson 7 Chauncey Magwood 8 Cedric (CJay) Jay Rountree 9 Shaundarious Kimbrough 10 Zay Hicks 11 Xavier Hines 12 Kalin Holmes 14 Michael Taylor 16 Dashawn King 17 Kyle Toole 19 Baron Hopson 20 Artavius Warren 21 Charles Carr 21 Preston Simmons 23 Anthony Mcgrady 24 Christian Frazier 24 Jimyrion Young 25 Mustapha Kromah 27 Jaron Willis 27 Emory Lowe 28 Brandon Thomas 29 Jatavis Williams 30 Jason Hawkins 31 Eric Price 32 Derrick Gorsuch 33 Debo Roberts 35 James Hopson ii 38 Loronza Collier 41 Josh Robinson 42 Jalen Barner 43 Marlon Brown 44 Andrew Willis 45 Noa Cruz 46 Clay Schmidt 47 Logan Goff 48 Seth McCullers

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

49 50 51 54 55 57 59 60 61 64 65 66 67 69 70 72 73 74 74 76 77 78 80 80 81 83 84 87 88 89 90 91 92 93 94 95 95 96 96 97 98 98 99

Jaelon Blakey Jackson Griffin Brent Hospedales Charles Bozman Deangelo Griffin Riley Bynum Dylan Massey Justin Lee Korbin Barbosa Bj Harper Tranard Bell Kai Dacalio Cameron Peek Antwon Huckaby Wing Green Parker Rogers Qae’shon Sapp Daniel Ball Jacob Brim Jashawn Mitchell Griffin Carder Eric Tabor Gage Griffin Dylan Spence Amari Foster Jy’Tavious Bady Chris Jackson Evan Pate Elvin Mallory Reagan Harrell Jeffrey Bryan Jordan Thomas Cameron Green Philip Tran Anthony Harvey Layton Webb Cody Reeves Tyson Adams Chris Zapata Dijarius Oliver Xavier Carter Tony Gregg Austin Beaver

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

RB DE, TE DE LS DT OL OC G T G G G T DE T TE, T T G, TE G G G, T C, G OLB OLB WR WR WR, RB WR OLB, DE P DE NG, DT DE NG NG DE, RB DE OLB NG NG DE OLB K, P

Head Coach: Dean Fabrizio

Assistant Coaches: Nathan Clark, Rick Carr, Ben Bailey, Masai Dalton, Ryne Strickland, Will McPherson, Jason Butler, Jim Kremer, Rusty Waters, Jeff Hunter, Condre Payne, John Cooper

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2018 GHSA STATE FOOTBALL CHAMPIONSHIPS Photo courtesy of Cecil Copeland

Class AAAAA

Bainbridge vs. Warner Robins Tuesday, December 11 | 4:30 PM By Craig Sager II

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BAINBRIDGE 9-5, REGION 1 NO. 2 SEED

ainbridge has ended up in the losing column on five separate occasions this season, and their latest defeat was a 38-0 landslide loss in region play to Warner Robins—the team they now face in the finals. A new Bainbridge team, however, may have emerged from that loss to the Demons. The Bearcats are now in possession of a sixgame winning streak that includes their shocking 23-20 win over mighty Buford in the quarterfinals. Bainbridge went 0-2 against ranked opponents during the regular season, but the four ranked opponents they have faced in this year’s playoffs have been toppled one by one. Defensively, Bainbridge has been trending upwards, but it will be up to the young Bearcats offense to complement their efforts to keep pace with Warner Robins. Sophomore Caleb McDowell has accounted for six rushing touchdowns this postseason, and sophomore quarterback Quayde Hawkins went 24-of-35 passing for 245 yards, one touchdown and an interception in the semifinal victory.

2018 RESULTS SEMINOLE COUNTY.......................................35-0 W CAIRO...........................................................15-7 W LINCOLN (FL).................................................28-6 L BROOKS COUNTY.........................................15-13 L CRISP COUNTY...............................................23-0 L TIFT COUNTY................................................31-14 L VETERANS..................................................27-14 W

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WARNER ROBINS...........................................38-0 L HARRIS COUNTY...........................................49-0 W THOMAS COUNTY CENTRAL........................44-11 W JONES COUNTY...........................................40-13 W WAYNE COUNTY........................................ 26-19 W BUFORD......................................................23-20 W STOCKBRIDGE.............................................20-19 W

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WARNER ROBINS 12-2, REGION 1 NO. 1 SEED

arner Robins took a 14-0 record to last year’s state championship, but was denied and soundly defeated by Rome 38-0. This year, the Demons met Rome in the semis and sent the Wolves packing with a 45-28 victory. Warner Robins met Bainbridge during the regular season and produced a 38-0 victory. The lopsided win featured a three-touchdown performance by senior quarterback Dylan Fromm, and a two-interception (one touchdown return) night by junior Jatavius Bryant. Defensively, Warner Robins held Bainbridge to just 49 rushing yards off 27 carries (1.8 ypc) and a subpar 5-of-18 passing for a mere 30 yards. If the same defensive intensity that Warner Robins has shown throughout the season shows up, then the Demons should be able to once again thwart their opponent, and take home the program’s first state title since 2004.

2018 RESULTS TIFT COUNTY...............................................40-29 W LOCUST GROVE...........................................50-40 W BALDWIN....................................................48-14 W COLQUITT COUNTY.......................................41-14 L NORTHSIDE-WARNER ROBINS...................39-34 W HOUSTON COUNTY......................................49-21 W HARRIS COUNTY...............(FORFEIT).............41-0 L

THOMAS COUNTY CENTRAL........................42-10 W BAINBRIDGE.................................................38-0 W VETERANS....................................................28-0 W LOCUST GROVE.............................................27-7 W WARE COUNTY..............................................35-0 W CLARKE CENTRAL.......................................21-14 W ROME..........................................................45-28 W


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B A I N B R I D G E V S . WA R N E R R O B I N S CLASS AAAAA SKINNY

Bainbridge head coach Jeff Littleton led the Bearcats to a 24-21 win over Warner Robins in 2016, but his teams have been defeated by the Demons a combined 73-6 in the last two meetings. This year’s Bainbridge team, however, has proven its ability to respond to adversity throughout the playoffs, and familiarity with one another will be a factor in this game for both sidelines. Bainbridge is looking for its first state title since its maiden championship in 1982 and Warner Robins is looking for its fourth all-time and first since 2004. A rematch of this year’s finals is already booked for next year’s Region 1-AAAAA schedule, so this game will also have implications that will shape this budding rivalry going forward.

BAINBRIDGE BEARCATS

WARNER ROBINS DEMONS

(Bainbridge, Ga.) • Purple & Gold

# Name 1 Quayde Hawkins 2 Jackson McCullough 3 Deyon Bouie 4 Rashad Broadnax 5 Caleb Mcdowell 6 Jaylan Peterson 7 Aaron Spivie 8 Michael Ryan 9 Coryn Burns 10 Jaheim Jenkins 11 Isaac Backey 13 Braxton Johnson 14 Jackson Wheeler 15 Ray Dodson 16 J’von Lee 17 Zion Bouie 18 Adrian Cooper 19 Tevin Mccray 20 Lathan Levens 21 Fred Thompson 22 Bryce Worthy 23 Ralph Register 24 Tim Allison 25 Caleb Lewis 26 Anthony Brooks 27 Latrevian Colbert 28 Randy Bradwell 29 Zaccheaus Chrispen 30 Roman Harrison 31 Caleb Harris 32 Jarvis Martin 33 Ridge Baggett 34 Randy Fillingame 35 Amari Peterson 36 Sam Boutwell 37 Eric Sanders jr. 38 Garrett Sigman 39 Raquan Freeman 40 Daylon Cosby 41 Bruce Gadson 42 Jamorris Cosby 43 Nolan Barr 44 Bowen Dodson 45 Tahari Tate 46 Stefon Henderson 47 Jashon Mitchell 48 Anthony (AJ) Jones 49 Arkeavious Marshall 50 Vick Wimberly 51 Terrell Anderson 52 Dakota Eakin 52 Lawson Chandler 53 Ijhal Jackson 54 Octavious Green

Gr. Pos. 10 QB 10 TE, DE 9 QB, CB 10 RB, SS 10 DB, RB, ATH 11 WR, CB 12 WR, CB 11 WR, CB 12 SS, WR 11 WR, QB, DB 12 WR, OLB 9 WR, CB 11 QB, TE, DE 9 QB 10 RB, LB 9 RB, DB 12 WR, CB 11 RB, SS 9 QB, LB 12 CB, WR 12 WR, OLB 12 RB, OLB 12 TE, DL 10 RB, DB 12 LB, WR 9 RB 11 WR, DB 9 RB, LB 12 DE, MLB 12 K 11 MLB, FB 10 FB, LB 12 OLB, FB 11 OLB, WR 11 OLB, DB 10 MLB, FB 11 K 10 OLB, WR 10 WR, CB 11 WR, OLB 10 WR, DB 10 WR, DB 12 MLB, TE 10 FB, DE 9 RB, DB 9 LB, FB 9 DL 11 TE, DE 11 DT 12 G, C 9 OL, DL 10 OL, DL 12 NG 9 OL

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

Jacob McLaughlin Hunter Moore Cameron Bennett Logan Glover Ben Mitchell Brad Mitchell Trey Harris John Shephard Kasin Taylor WIlliam McCorkle Josiah Blackmon Colby Davis Michael Fountain Dax McNair Damien Scott Jacobey Bouie Jaylon Randall Alvin Parker III Tyree Holmes Conner Priest Timothy Thompson Tim Anderson Amari Perkins Terry Thomas Aaron Hughes Simpson Bowles Logan Berry Kelmari Glover Garrett Cox Blaze Allen Henry Hill Michael Jackson Will Beckham Walter Baca Kooper Kearns Kendall Glover Mason Ard Devontay Stepney Luke Emmons Joe Parrych Jaheen Cheatem Cory Hall Pierce Taughton Andrew Ryan Michael Smith Matt Hurley

Head Coach: Jeff Littleton

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

G, C OL, DL OL, DL OL, DL C G DE, T OL, DL OL, DL OL, DL OL, DL DT, T OL, DL G DT, T OL, DL OL, DL OL, DL OL, DL C, DT OL, DL G, DE OL, DL OL, DL OL, DL TE, DE WR, DB WR, DB WR, DB TE, DL DL RB, DB WR, SS WR, DB OL, LB P QB, K WR, DB WR, DB DL WR, DB WR, DB WR, DB K WR, DB WR, DB

Assistant Coaches: Brian Hill, Joe Dollar, Mike Harvell, Tom Wheeler, Larry Cosby, Ryan Kineard, Brian McCorkle, Randy Hill, Blake Cecil, Justin Palmer, Harold Smith, Chip Ariail, TaZion Hines, PJ Davis, Latavious Davis, Daniel Forman, Ty Levens, Rohan Gaines

# Name 1 Trey Franklin 2 Marcayll Jones 3 Ty Carr 4 Devin Brown 5 Seyvoun Talton 6 Dylan Fromm 7 Jatavious Bryant 8 J’hiem Abron 9 Jamarcus Tharpe 9 Greg Lawson 10 Tyler Fromm 10 Christon Lane 11 Blake Ethridge 12 Christian Anderson 13 Jalen Addie 15 Malachi Weatherspoon 16 Demarcious Robinson 17 Caleb Thomas 17 Montavious Mcclinton 18 Lance Franklin 19 Donovan Haslem 20 D’marion Sturn 21 Ke’shawn Duvall 21 Deondra Duehart 22 Jacoreyn Felder 24 Jahlen Rutherford 25 James Smith 26 Ryan Young 27 TJ Cross 28 PJ White 29 Eligah Pitts 30 Taijun Galloway 32 Ja’ven Gooch 34 Ahmad Walker 35 Bly Jenkins 36 Terrell Kemp 37 Barrett Batten 38 Christian Yokley 39 Andrew Mcgee 42 Malachi Dee 43 Quay Everett 44 Micah Fuller 45 Jalen Baker 46 Daveon Walker 48 Drew Cooper 49 Rashad Outlaw 50 Camren Matthews 51 Jacarious Carter

Gr. Pos. 12 DB 11 WR 11 WR 11 WR 12 WR/RB 12 QB 11 DB 11 DB 12 TE 11 DB 12 WR 9 QB 10 QB 12 LB 10 QB 11 LB 10 LB 12 DL/Y 11 QB 12 DB 11 WR 9 DB/RB 12 DB 11 RB 12 LB 10 RB 11 RB 10 DB 11 LB 12 LB 11 DB 11 RB 12 LB 10 LB/RB 12 DB 10 LB 10 LB 10 DB 10 LB 11 LB 12 DL 10 LB 9 DB 9 WR/DB 10 RB 11 LB 10 LB 9 LB

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

Marshall Engledow Jahmere Bryant Karon Taylor Manasseh Thompson Ryan Cooper Santanna Willis David Larkin Jadon Pitts Pedro Basaldua Noah Stovall Jacoby Williams Milan Mathis Jack Rowland Bobby Hutchinson Montrez Dinkins Lucas Fry Connor Sams Jose Gonzalez Zack Dixon Ethan Georgia CJ Brooks Nate Griffin Andrew Brown Ryan Dumas Darious Brown Kaleb Howard Antwon Jackson Xavier Hill Cary Payne Armon Porter Jesse Manire Nate Boehm Jordan Couch Donovan Smith Chris Carson Javar Jordan Samariy Howard Josh Brown Christian Jones Andre Thomas Ivan Palmer

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

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

Head Coach: Mike Chastain

Assistant Coaches: Travis Polk, Dedrick Early, Larry Capasso, Jeremy Avery, Jack Taylor, Kelly Chastain, Shane Sams, Bryan Watts, Clay Bridges, Christopher Aninye, Marquis Westbrook, Jordan Singletary, Dexter Dawson, Shaun Lenderman

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Class AAAA

Cartersville vs. Blessed Trinity Wednesday, December 12 | 4:30 PM By Craig Sager II

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CARTERSVILLE 14-0, REGION 5 NO. 1 SEED

artersville was stunned in the second round by Blessed Trinity last year, and has followed a tremendous defense and gifted offense back to this winner-take-all rematch. Cartersville’s current senior class has seen the Purple Hurricanes win 55 games over the last four years, and the only loss during this span is last year’s 21-17 loss to Blessed Trinity. The opportunity to avenge that loss will be a fresh source of motivation as they line up against the Green and Gold on Wednesday. Cartersville’s current postseason run has put the Canes’ defensive talent on full display, and the team’s 17-14 win over Marist in the semis showed this dimension of their winning formula. When the War Eagles went up 14-10 before the half, the defense was able to keep Marist scoreless for the remainder of the game, and allow quarterback Tee Webb a chance to find Devonte Ross for the game-winning 37-yard touchdown pass with 7:51 left in the game.

2018 RESULTS ALLATOONA...................................................35-0 W LUELLA.........................................................55-3 W MCNAIR........................................................70-0 W CHEROKEE..................................................28-10 W CEDARTOWN...............................................21-20 W CENTRAL-CARROLL...................................45-10 W LAGRANGE....................................................45-7 W

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SANDY CREEK.................................................7-0 W CHAPEL HILL................................................51-0 W TROUP.........................................................43-10 W STEPHENS COUNTY......................................34-7 W RIDGELAND...................................................41-7 W BALDWIN....................................................42-13 W MARIST.......................................................17-14 W

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BLESSED TRINITY 14-0, REGION 7 NO. 1 SEED

lessed Trinity is a win away from back-to-back state titles and the first undefeated season in program history. This year’s Titans are powered by the same star-studded Class of 2019 that led the school to its first state championship last season. Fast starts have been a signature of Blessed Trinity’s championship formula, and it has outscored its opponents 136-15 in that department during the first four rounds of this year’s playoffs. Quarterback Jake Smith is a proven leader that has accounted for 21 passing touchdown and just one interception this season. Running back Steele Chambers can transform the Titans into a power running team if need be, and took 36 carries in Blessed Trinity’s 51-35 win over Troup in the semifinals. In addition to his season-high 244 rushing yards in the Titans’ latest victory, Chambers accounted for three rushing touchdowns and a passing touchdown. All three of his pass attempts have resulted in touchdowns this season.

2018 RESULTS ST. PIUS......................................................35-13 W SOUTH FORSYTH...........................................35-6 W WOODWARD ACADEMY...............................43-21 W BENEDICTINE................................................38-7 W WEST HALL...................................................45-3 W DENMARK.....................................................47-6 W FLOWERY BRANCH.....................................21-20 W

CHESTATEE....................................................42-0 W MARIST.........................................................10-7 W WHITE COUNTY.............................................42-7 W NORTHWEST WHITFIELD.............................55-16 W NORTH OCONEE..........................................35-10 W EASTSIDE....................................................42-15 W TROUP.........................................................51-35 W


DECEMBER 11 & 12, 2018

CARTERSVILLE VS. BLESSED TRINITY CLASS AAAA SKINNY Blessed Trinity’s knack for fast starts, and Cartersville’s top-notch defense will clash right away, and the rest of the game should be a tactical chess-like battle between two well-prepared, and experienced programs. Cartersville has a chance to resume its reign over Class AAAA and take home its third state title in the last four years. Blessed Trinity will be defending the first state title in its history, and is on the verge of completing the first undefeated season in school history. An outstanding quarterback matchup between Blessed Trinity senior Jake Smith and Cartersville junior Tee Webb can be expected. Blessed Trinity has routinely been able to neutralize top passing offenses—as they did in the first half of their semifinal win over Troup.

CARTERSVILLE HURRICANES

BLESSED TRINITY TITANS

(Cartersville, Ga.) • Purple & Gold

# Name 1 Marcus Gary 2 Quante Jennings 3 Evan Slocum 4 Isaiah Chaney 5 Devonte Ross 6 Kolbe Benham 7 Marko Dudley 8 Bobby Harris 9 Tee Webb 10 Sunni Moorehead 11 Marquail Coaxum 12 Dadrian Dennis 13 Brynen Wilkins 14 Tristan Carlton 15 Trendon Horton 17 Gavin Geros 18 Jackson Lowe 19 Adam Henry 21 Britt Mitchell 22 Sam Phillips 23 Kaleb Chatmon 24 Jaylon Akins 25 Jake Brasfield 27 Bryce Henderson 28 Jalyn Thomas 29 Jairo Martinez 30 Earl Harris 31 Amarai Orr 32 Harrison Allen 33 Josh Robbins 34 Jimbo Gaines 35 Rashar Locklear 36 Nate McDonald 37 Isaiah Johnson 38 Chase Clark 39 Jadon Martin 40 Jake Wehunt 41 Jesus Williams 42 Jackson Norris 43 Shidel Bonadie 44 Emmanuel Hayes

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

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

45 46 47 48 49 50 51 52 53 54 55 56 57 58 59 61 62 63 64 65 69 70 72 76 77 78 79 80 81 82 83 84 85 86 88 90 91 93 97

Desmond Winters Rashun Hurst Rashad Hurst Nassir Grandberry Donovan Dennis Noah Ford La’Kwayme Jupiter Kyler Howell Garyton Davis Hayden Cagle Jordon Wells Devin Luckett Chase Barger Gib Williams Tate Smith Chris Harris Gordon Elzey Bryce Wilson Matthew Surrett Jonah Gambill Damon Walker Andrew Thompson Dante Harris Thomas Murphy Ben Robinson Blake Woods Omari Bailey Chandler Wise Trey Holstein Andrew Elizalde Luke Gambill Elian Abeja JaQuaylan Mayhall Jalen Benham Michael Abernathy Colton Johnson Jesse Grogan Oscar Hernandez Ricardo Torres

Head Coach: Joey King

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

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

Assistant Coaches: Connor Foster, Reggie Perkins, Michael Bail, Dusty Phillips, Jim Jones, Jeremy Knight, Kyle Tucker, Mike Candela, Jeff Hunnicutt, Cedric Ward, Quinn Hartman, Jermaine Wilson, Gordon Wallin

# Name 1 Jackson Hamilton 2 Carson Harof 3 Ethan Chauvin 4 Alex Poma 4 Alex Poma 5 Duncan Reavis 6 Ryan Davis 7 Clay Ellis 8 Jr Bivens 9 Jake Smith 10 Alex Massey 11 David Coltrane 12 Banks Atkins 13 Jake Nevle 14 Payton Kennedy 15 Danny Muir 16 Jd Bertrand 17 Quinton Reese 18 Michael Mitchler 19 Alex Baur 20 Charlie Heller 21 Elijah Green 22 Steele Chambers 23 Luke Elloitt 24 Englan Williams 25 Henry Carlton 27 Sam Oresko 28 Danny Muccio 29 Brendan Hunt 30 Andrew Polakowski 31 Matt Turner 32 Nic Mitchell 33 Ryan Dupont 34 James Ashton 34 Alex Palughi 35 Joseph Chambers 36 Ryan Attaway

Gr. Pos. 10 CB, WR 10 WR, FS 12 K, P 12 RB, OLB 12 RB, OLB 10 QB 12 WR, FS 9 QB, RB 12 DE, OLB, DT 12 QB, SS 12 FS, WR 10 WR 9 QB 10 QB 12 QB 10 WR 12 MLB, TE 11 WR, CB 10 TE, OLB 12 OL, DE 12 CB 11 RB, FS 12 RB, OLB 11 RB 10 RB, OLB, QB 11 RB 11 WR 12 WR 10 RB, CB, QB 11 CB, QB 10 RB, LB 10 CB, QB 10 FB 11 CB, QB 10 FB, OLB 10 RB, LB 11 OLB

37

Mitch Reynold

12

CB

38

Noah Grillo

11

RB, MLB, QB

42

Nicholas Haley

11

MLB, FB

42

Wesley Smith

12

WR, QB

44

Luke Hammelrath

11

DE

46

Ryan Kolesar

12

G, C

47

Michael Wright

11

SS

48

Jack Erbs

12

RB

49

Trent Schweizer

11

RB

50

Austin Burns

11

DE, G

51

Johnny Ryan

10

G

52

Dom Marcoccio

11

T

53

Jackson Filipowicz

11

C, DE

57

Cole Coopman

11

DL

57

Donnie Roch

11

DT, QB

61

Andrew Genome

12

OL

64

Chris Turner

10

G, QB

67

Regan Smith

11

OL, DL

68

Landen Byars

10

OL, DL

70

Tad Furnish

11

DT, G

71

Jake Lyons

12

DE, G

72

Jack Jacobs

12

OG, DT

72

Jack Jacobs

12

DT

74

Patrick O’connell

10

OL, DL

75

JT Carney

11

OL, DL

78

Ty Furnish

10

OL, DL

80

Sam Koelsch

11

TE, DE

81

James Bryant

11

TE

82

Justin Cellilli

11

TE

82

Andy Flynn

12

TE

83

John Riordan

11

WR

84

Owen Bagwell

11

CB, QB

85

Ben Adrian

12

WR, QB

87

Grayson Gilder

11

DE

88

Patrick Riordan

11

WR, CB

89

Aaron Werkheiser

11

WR, CB

90

Graham Leslie

12

LS

Head Coach: Tim McFarlin

Assistant Coaches: Richard Barden, Tom Ryan, John Thompson, Coleman Rudolph, Jermaine Phillips, Michael Henry, Ryan O’Sullivan, Brad Slaten, Joe Miller, Kenny Cook

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ONE-ACT PLAYS

AAAAAAA............................................................................................................................ South Forsyth

AAAAAAA..............................................................................................Lambert – “Fiddler on the Roof”

Kyle Harkabus, East Coweta, 16:08.55

AAAAAA..................................................................................Heritage, Conyers – “The Piano Lesson”

AAAAAA..............................................................................................................................................Pope

AAAAA.......................................................................................................................Buford – “Company”

Jalen Murray, Richmond Hill, 15:58.45

AAAA.............................................. Columbus – “The Curious Incident of the Dog in the Night Time”

AAAAA.......................................................................................................................................Starr’s Mill

AAA.......................................................................................... Pierce County – “When She Had Wings”

Domonic Macias, Union Grove HS, 16:35.93

AA..........................................................................................Davidson Fine Arts – “A Wrinkle in Time”

AAAA........................................................................................................................................... St. Pius X

A-Private................................................................................................ Galloway School – “12th Night”

Leif Andersen, Marist, 16:17.75

A-Public...........................................................................Georgia Military College – “9-5 The Musical”

AAA........................................................................................................................................ Westminster Devon Crow, North Hall, 16:19.19 AA......................................................................................................................................... Union County Gober Guy, Rabun County, 17:18.77 A-Private.....................................................................................................................................Wesleyan Graham Blanks, Athens Academy, 16:31.89 A-Public............................................................................................................. Georgia Military College Leo Lopez, Greene County, 17:20.04

SOFTBALL AAAAAAA............................................................................................................................... East Coweta AAAAAA....................................................................................................................................... Harrison AAAAA...................................................................................................................................Locust Grove AAAA............................................................................................................................. Heritage-Catoosa AAA................................................................................................................................... Franklin County AA........................................................................................................................................... Social Circle A-Private.....................................................................................................................................Wesleyan A-Public.................................................................................................................................. Gordon Lee

VOLLEYBALL CROSS COUNTRY - GIRLS AAAAAAA...................................................................................................................................... Marietta Brynne Sumner, Woodstock HS, 18:36.39 AAAAAA................................................................................................................................... Cambridge Makena Gates, Creekview, 18:48.27 AAAAA...................................................................................................................Woodland-Cartersville McKenna Trapheagen, Woodland Cartersville, 19:07.00 AAAA................................................................................................................................................ Marist

AAAAAAA.........................................................................................................................................Walton AAAAAA..............................................................................................................................................Pope AAAAA..........................................................................................................................................McIntosh AAAA........................................................................................................................................... St. Pius X AAA..................................................................................................................................... Pace Academy AA/ A-Public.....................................................................................................................................Coosa A/ A-Private............................................................................................................... Mt. Paran Christian

CHEERLEADING

Kathleen Maley, Marist, 19:22.17

AAAAAAA......................................................................................................................................Lambert

AAA........................................................................................................................................ Westminster

AAAAAA..................................................................................................................................... Northgate

Naima Turbes, Westminster, 19:01.96

AAAAA........................................................................................................................................ Carrollton

AA.....................................................................................................................................Bleckley County

AAAA........................................................................................................................................Cartersville

Zoe Sanchez, Union County, 20:04.45

AAA.......................................................................................................................................Pierce County

A-Private.................................................................................................................. Atlanta International

AA.............................................................................................................................................. Armuchee

Jackie Addy, Holy Innocents, 19:02.77

A-Private.....................................................................................................................................Mt. Paran

A-Public...............................................................................................................................Telfair County

A-Public.................................................................................................................................. Gordon Lee

Gracie O’Neal, Gordon Lee, 20:56.63

COED........................................................................................................................................... Mill Creek

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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 2017

AAAAAAA Grayson North Gwinnett

AAAAAA Valdosta Lee County

AAAAA Rome Rome

AAAA Cartersville Blessed Trinity

AAA Cedar Grove Calhoun

AA Benedictine Hapeville Charter

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

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

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Class AAA

Cedar Grove vs. Peach County Tuesday, December 11 | 1:00 PM By Seth Ellerbee

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CEDAR GROVE 13-1, REGION 5 NO. 1 SEED

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PEACH COUNTY 12-2, REGION 4 NO. 3 SEED

ince losing 24-17 to Class AAAAAAA McEachern on Sept. 7, Cedar Grove has not been challenged. It responded to the loss with three consecutive shutouts – Lovett (45-0), Redan (520) and Towers (80-0). It gave up only a field goal to Westminster (30-3) and a pair of touchdowns to Pace (40-13), before shutouts against Stone Mountain (71-0) in the final regular season game and Hart County (49-0) in the first round of the playoffs. The Saints blanked Benedictine (550) in the quarterfinals to earn the semifinal berth against Pierce County (33-6). Cedar Grove features the nation’s top receiver Jadon Haselwood, a five-star recruit. The 6-foot-2, 196-pound senior was double-teamed in the semifinals against Pierce County, which opened up Cedar Grove’s run game. Robert Jones III, a 5-10, 195-pound senior answered the call, rushing for 295 yards and two touchdowns on 13 carries to lead the Saints’ 310-yard night. Rashad Cheney (DT), Alvin Williams (WDE) and Isaiah Ratcliff (ILB) anchor the Saints fine-tuned defense.

he Trojans are riding momentum following their semifinal victory over Calhoun (22-7), which avenged the controversial 10-6 loss to the Jackets in last year’s title game. In the semifinal victory, Peach County traveled to Calhoun and served the home side its worse loss since Sept. 2, 2015 against a Trevor Lawrence-led Cartersville program (56-0) and snapped the champs’ 26-game winning streak as well. Peach County features a balanced offense that averages 155 receiving yards and 163 passing yards per game. Junior quarterback Jaydon Gibson is 166 of 232 passing for 2,197 yards and 19 touchdowns. He’s also rushed for nine touchdowns and 371 yards on 113 carries. Gibson favors a variety of receivers, including Terkel Jefferson (41 catches, 538 yards, four TDs), Justin Harris (12 catches, 191 yards, 1 TD) and Sergio Allen (four catches, 75 yards, 1 TD). Allen, a Clemson-commit, leads the team in tackles with 76 solos, 37 assisted and nine tackles for loss.

2018 RESULTS

2018 RESULTS

SUMMERVILLE, SC.......................................21-7 W HEWITT-TRUSSVILLE, AL...........................34-30 W COLUMBIA....................................................45-0 W MCEACHERN................................................24-17 L LOVETT..........................................................45-0 W REDAN..........................................................52-0 W TOWERS........................................................80-0 W

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WESTMINSTER..............................................30-3 W PACE ACADEMY..........................................40-13 W STONE MOUNTAIN.........................................71-0 W HART COUNTY...............................................49-0 W NORTH HALL...............................................49-33 W BENEDICTINE................................................55-0 W PIERCE COUNTY............................................30-6 W

NORTHSIDE-WARNER ROBINS...................27-24 W LEE COUNTY...................................................33-0 L HOUSTON COUNTY......................................49-14 W MARY PERSONS...........................................35-21 L KENDRICK.....................................................49-0 W PIKE COUNTY................................................42-6 W RUTLAND....................................................73-14 W

CENTRAL-MACON.........................................50-8 W JACKSON......................................................42-3 W WESTSIDE-MACON.....................................28-12 W RINGGOLD.....................................................48-7 W LIBERTY COUNTY..........................................47-8 W WESTMINSTER..............................................21-3 W CALHOUN......................................................22-7 W


DECEMBER 11 & 12, 2018

C E D A R G R OV E V S . P E A C H C O U N T Y CLASS AAA SKINNY

Calhoun won last year’s title with a 10-6 victory over Peach County in one of the two championship games played at Mercedes-Benz Stadium before the snowfall. A new champion will be crowned this year after Peach County’s semifinal triumph over the defending champs. Cedar Grove, in its own bid for back-to-back state titles last season, advanced to the semifinals before falling to eventual champion Calhoun. Cedar Grove’s only state title came in 2016 with a 30-19 defeat of Greater Atlanta Christian. Peach County won titles in 2005-06 and 2009. Before entering region play, Peach County slipped to 2-2 by virtue of a difficult pre-region schedule and its losses came to AAAAAA Lee County and AAAA Mary Persons. Cedar Grove spent its first two weeks of the year on the road and won against Summerville (SC) and Hewitt-Trussville (AL) before losing to AAAAAAA McEachern 24-17, its only loss this year, before entering region play. Two battle-tested teams forge this finals matchup.

CEDAR GROVE SAINTS

PEACH COUNTY TROJANS

(Ellenwood, Ga.) • Blue

# Name

Gr.

1

Isaiah Ratcliff

2, 11 4

(Fort Valley, Ga.) • Black & Gold

Pos.

35

Mekhi Gilstrap

11

RB

11

LB

36

William Flounory

10

LB

Jadon Haselwood

12

WR

37

Brinson Modest

10

DB

Austin Smith

10

QB

5

Chavon Wright

11

RB

38

Montego Johnson

10

DB

6

Chris Sanford

12

ILB

40

George Tharpe

12

RB, LB

7

Kendall Boney

12

QB

42

Maurice Robinson

12

DE

8

Robert Jones

12

ATH

44

Johnathon Stoffer

11

LB

9

Montre Montfort

12

S

45

Lorenzo Swink

11

RB

10

Coreyon Cone

11

WR

46

Jared Holiday

9

LB

12

Dante Walker

12

DE

48

Sean Otoo

9

LB

13

Janiran Bonner

9

WR

50

Demarius Jackson

10

DL

14

Latrelvin Blackamore

11

DB

51

Chris Stinson

11

OL, DL

15

Alvin Williams

11

DE

16

Rashod Dubinion

9

Ath.

52

Rashad Cheney

12

DL

17

Demetri Cooper

12

WR

53

David Blackmon-Hall

10

DL

18

Tworn Seals

12

DE

54

Quentin Eagle

12

OL, DL

19

Justin Minitee

12

OLB

55

Greg Slaton

11

OL

20

Rashad Jordan

12

Ath.

60

Maurice Beasley

12

OL

21

Tee Denson

12

DB

62

Michael Brooks

12

OL

22

Timothy Newman

10

RB

64

Amorhi Summers

9

DL

23

Darron Sims

12

DE, TE

70

Christopher Carter

11

OL

24

Nick Brannon

11

DB

72

Spencer Yeaton

10

OL

25

Johnny Fells

10

WR

26

N’korian Newsome

11

ILB

74

Keon Watson

10

OL

28

Mateen Smith

11

WR, DB

75

Jalen Shaffer

10

DL, OL

29

Antonio Taylor

10

DB

76

Carl Thomas

10

OL

30

Luis Dominguez

10

K

77

Brandon Hall

11

OL, DL

32

Anton Cousins

12

LS, FB

80

Omari Walker

10

WR

33

Oral Ashe

10

DB, K

82

Tyvontae Stokes

12

WR

34

William Jenkins

12

LB

99

Joshua Walker

11

SS, LB

Head Coach: Jermaine Smith

Assistant Coaches: Miguel Patrick, Lawrence Smith, James McNeill, Durand Hannah, Henry Mabry, John Adams, TJ Hill, Craig Kyros, Reginald Jenkins, Patrick Prioleau, Matthew Dry and Michael Martin

# Name 2 Keyshawn Cobb 3 Joshua Dickson 4 Nigel Manns 6 ZaViann Bonner 7 Alex Henton 8 Talique Allen 9 Cedric Hillsman 10 Kobe Towns 11 Millard Thomas 12 Kapien Everett Jr. 13 Julian Pickens 14 Terkel Jefferson 15 Jeremiah Jackson 16 Daelan Smith 17 Billy Jack Gregory 18 Jaydon Gibson 19 Cameron Blake 20 TiJah Woolfolk 21 Brandon Cervantes 22 Dorrian Smith 23 Jaylen Dickey 24 Derontae Stewart 25 Orion Redding 26 Marcus Early 27 Donavan Mabry 28 Justin Harris 29 Darius Walker 30 Antonio Stanley 31 Jermel Dickey 32 William Bryant 33 Otiserion French 34 Justin Tucker 35 Noah Whittington 36 Dorian Rumph 37 Tim Alderman 38 Antwan Lockett 39 Antonio Brihm 40 Jordan Patterson 41 Marquez Pope 42 Zion Allen 43 Bryan Westbrooks 44 Bryson Dent 45 Sergio Allen 46 Jay Skinner 47 Deshawn Rumph 48 Konye Lockhart 49 Tevarius Jones 50 Otis Redding 51 Amos Brihm 53 Marium Harris

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

Pos. DB DL LB LB WR S LB WR WR RB CB WR WR CB QB QB WR RB K WR CB S RB CB LB WR CB CB CB LB CB LB WR LB LB OL LB FS LB LB LB DE LB LB RB LB CB DL OL OL

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

Patrick Hamlin Cedric Hillsman Quentel Jones Garrett Alonzo Nikolas Daniely Tahleal Coleman Eduardo Martinez Azariel Walton-El Killian McCrary Justin Clowery Octavious King Seesa Granville James Reddick Jacob Alcantar Bryce McGuire Terrence Ferguson Jr Jamarian Lockhart Jakeb Heber Julian McCrary Kyle Robinson Tyrese Scott Eric Vasquez Cameron Perry Dylan Perry Chancellor Wells-Thomas Kevon Baldwin Clayton Davis Zion Shaw Julian Williams Jalen Felts Jakob Harnist Jaydon Martin LaDaria Leggett Jr. Jacory Brooks Ryland Pritchett Jaqualin McGhee Rene Galan Johan Angeles Jonathan Nieto Antonio Snipes Nicholas Lane Keaudre Towns Hayden Sharp Jadarian Jones Jamir Best Jaquavious Holloway Marcellus Pope Elijah Sturn

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

LB LB OL LB OL OL C OL OL DL OL LB OL K OL OL OL C OL LB OL OL OL C DL OL WR LB WR WR WR WR TE WR WR DE K K K DL WR WR CB CB DL FS LB DB

Head Coach: Chad Campbell

Assistant Coaches: Todd Cooper, Lee Campbell, Jeff Bailey, Bruce Mackey, Cam Black, Dietrich Everett, Craig Johnson, Sherwin Lyons, Hubert Hogan and Ricky Wray

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2018 GHSA STATE FOOTBALL CHAMPIONSHIPS Photo courtesy of Heard County HS

Class AA

Heard County vs. Rockmart Wednesday, December 12 | 1:00 PM By Seth Ellerbee

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HEARD COUNTY 12-2, REGION 5 NO. 1 SEED

eard County is in its first-ever state championship after surviving overtime against Fitzgerald in the semifinals. Tennessee-commit Aaron Beasley rushed for 260 yards and three touchdowns, including a 15-yard score in overtime. Beasley, a 6-foot, 220-pound three-star recruit, followed his go-ahead touchdown with an interception to seal the victory. Beasley’s heroics were especially promising in retrospect as he had a costly turnover in last year’s semifinal loss to Hapeville Charter. Alijah Huzzie, a 6-foot-1, 182-pound back rushed for 135 yards and two touchdowns in Heard’s semifinal victory. Behind Beasley and Huzzie, Heard County tallied 492 yards of offense, while holding a powerful Fitzgerald team to 317 yards. Head coach Tim Barron has been at Heard County since 2002 and has won seven region titles in the same span.

2018 RESULTS LAGRANGE....................................................10-3 W HAPEVILLE CHARTER.....................................33-3 L ROCKMART....................................................33-0 L CENTRAL-CARROLLTON...............................45-0 W SPENCER....................................................28-12 W TEMPLE.......................................................41-14 W JORDAN........................................................58-6 W

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CALLAWAY..................................................13-10 W LAMAR COUNTY..........................................40-14 W BREMEN........................................................20-7 W MONTICELLO...............................................62-22 W DOUGLASS....................................................27-6 W DUBLIN.........................................................18-3 W FITZGERALD................................................38-30 W

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ROCKMART 14-0, REGION 7 NO. 1 SEED

ockmart is one victory shy of its first state title since 1950. The 14 wins accumulated this season have already eclipsed the 12-0 record used in the 1950 campaign for a new school record. It’s not just the win column, however, that this year’s Rockmart has conquered at a historic rate. The Yellow Jackets’ offense is on its own record-setting pace and carries an all-time best 45.8 points per game into the program’s first finals appearance in over seven decades. Senior quarterback Dylan Bailey and a running game that has accounted for 56 of the team’s 78 total touchdowns this season, complement a defense that has allowed just 8.5 ppg. Rockmart hosted Heard County in non-region action back on Sept. 7, and did all its scoring in the first half of a dominant 33-0 victory. Senior Zabrion Whatley rushed for two touchdowns, and accounted for 70 yards off just four carries.

2018 RESULTS CEDARTOWN...............................................20-14 W CENTRAL-CARROLLTON...............................51-7 W HEARD COUNTY............................................33-0 W ARMUCHEE.................................................62-13 W DADE COUNTY...............................................48-0 W CHATTOOGA....................................................56-0W PEPPERELL.................................................40-10 W

COOSA..........................................................42-0 W GORDON CENTRAL......................................62-11 W MODEL..........................................................61-6 W SOUTH ATLANTA............................................55-0 W BREMEN......................................................35-23 W JEFFERSON COUNTY...................................48-13 W CALLAWAY..................................................28-22 W


DECEMBER 11 & 12, 2018

HEARD COUNTY VS. ROCKMART CLASS AA SKINNY Heard County has never won a title. For Rockmart, it’s been since the 52-21 victory over Valdosta on Dec. 8, 1950 in Class A in a time when the first round was technically the semifinals. The teams met this year, in the regular season, and Heard County conceded the game at halftime following a lightning delay after trailing 33-0. It marked the low-point in the season for Heard County. Rockmart won 33-0 in that game which is listed as a Rockmart victory, not a forfeit. Since then, Heard County has been a different team and won 11 games — including wins over Callaway and Bremen — to take the title in one of AA toughest regions to setup a rematch with Rockmart. Heard County will be tasked with stopping a dynamic Rockmart offense that carries a school-record 45.8 ppg into the matchup.

HEARD COUNTY BRAVES

ROCKMART YELLOWJACKETS

(Franklin, Ga.) • Maroon & Grey

# Name 2 Quincy Shepherd 4 Zaylin Wood 5 Alijah Huzzie 6 Jai Wright 7 Komari Clark 8 Andrew Leak 9 Tray Dunson 10 Kesean Johnson 11 Jake Harrod 12 Collin Wright 13 Micaiah Austin 14 P.J. Cofield 15 Ayden Cannon 16 Chance Curbow 17 Key Whitlow 18 Leroy Marsh 19 Blake Baldwin 20 Tae Gray 21 Aaron Beasley 22 Demetrius Brown 23 David Wilkins 24 Ashton Bonner 25 Cedric Ware 26 Alex Boyd 27 Colson Jiles 28 Jakab Moon 29 Isaiah O’Neal 30 Franklin Jackson 31 James Newell 32 Kayden Minix 34 Tucker Harvey 35 Landon Holliday 36 Dalton Arrington 37 Eli Dean 38 Joseph Sanchez

Gr. Pos. 12 WR, DB 12 TE, DL 12 QB, DB 11 FB, LB 12 WR, DB 12 FB, LB 12 WR, DL 11 FB, OLB 11 WR, DB 12 WR, OLB 11 TE, OLB 12 FB, LB 10 WR, DB 10 QB, OLB 11 TE, DL 10 QB, OLB 9 WR, DB 10 TB, FS 12 TB, FS 11 DB, WR 12 TE, DL 10 TB, DB 10 FB, LB 10 TB, OLB 11 K 12 K 9 TB, OLB 9 FB, OLB 10 K 9 FB, LB 9 WR, DB 10 TE, LB 10 TE, DL 9 WR, OLB 10 FB, OLB

39 41 42 43 44 45 48 50 52 53 54 55 56 57 58 59 60 61 62 63 65 66 67 68 69 70 71 74 75 81 83 86 88

Orrin Rowley Austin Cantrelle Emanuel Sanchez Chipper McCluskey Kezman Kelly Mack Smith Shawn Wiley Will Finch Matt Brown Drew Cornelius Sam Brown Jaidan Cameron David Urquilla Brenden Thompson Nathan McGoran Devin Holley Bo Hazel Michael Cheney Tray Owens Anthony Graley Dewayne Porritt Isaac Walls Qua Thornton Jackson Akins Jeremy Whitten Taylor Cheeves Jacob Stephens Lance Skinner Mack Smith Jacob Cabe Kirby Caputa Riley Diedrich Michael Whitten

Head Coach: Tim Barron

(Rockmart, Ga.) • Black & Gold

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

WR, DB WR, DB WR, DB WR, DB TE, DL TE, DL FB, LB OL, LB OL, DL OL, DL OL, DL OL, DL OL, DL OL, DL OL, DL OL, DL OL, DL OL, DL OL, DL OL, DL OL, DL OL, DL OL, DL OL, DL OL, DL OL, DL OL, DL OL, DL OL, DL WR, DB WR, DB TE, DE WR, DE

Assistant Coaches: Randall Curbow, DJ Curbow, Kyle Yates, Shane Lasseter, Rich Fendley, Zach Janney, Dontavius Jackson, John Brant, Jodie Davis, Brad McLain, Ken Wiggins, Joe Jones, Jodi Davis

# Name

Gr. Pos.

38

Terrion Webb

9

1

Ant Lester

12

LB, RB

39

Keyshaun Mccollough

9

RB, DB

2

Markus Smith

12

DB, RB

41

Andrew Studdard

10

DB, WR

3

Zabrion Whatley

12

DB, RB

42

Dalvin Millhollen

10

DB, WR

4

Juke Boozer

11

WR, DB

44

Cameron Jenkins

9

DB, WR

5

Peyton Morris

11

LB

45

Elijah Mathis

10

LB, OL

6

Javin Whatley

10

ATH

46

Kaleb Jenkins

11

DB, WR

7

Cj Culver

11

WR

47

Reed Couch

11

DL, TE

8

Tyler Abram

12

DB

49

Daniel Croker

9

DB, WR

9

Hayden Rayburn

12

LB

50

Kaleb Shelton

11

DL, OL

10

Mekhi Floyd

11

DB, RB

51

Jamaal Thompson

11

DL, OL

11

Jai Penson

10

DB, RB

52

Jourdan Rachel

11

DL, OL

12

Paine Culver

11

DB

53

Donte Williams

12

DL, OL

14

Dylan Bailey

12

QB

54

Logan Holliday

12

DL, OL

16

Quavion Smith

10

LB, WR

55

Sherman Davis

10

DL, OL

17

Cooper Yanzetich

9

P, K

58

Matthew Waddell

11

DL, OL

18

Noah Hughes

12

K

59

Donovan Jones

10

DL, OL

19

Kulan Stocks

9

LB, RB

60

Jonathan Dollar

9

DL, OL

20

Jamyrian Darden

10

DL, TE

61

Hayden Parks

9

DL, OL

21

Kelan Pitts

11

DB, RB

62

Timothy Malone

12

DL, OL

22

Kieron Roberts

10

LB, RB

63

Tay Middlebrooks

9

DL, OL

23

Conner Brumbelow

9

LB, TE

66

Brayden Gilreath

11

DL, OL

24

Logan Burge

12

DB, LB

68

Deacon Allen

11

DL, OL

26

Zoryan Hendricks

12

DB, RB

71

Clayton Floyd

9

DL, OL

27

Daquan Banks

9

LB, RB

72

J’varius Hudson

9

OL, DL

30

Chandler Cooper

12

WR

74

Bennett Vest

12

DL, OL

LB, TE

31

Jakari Clark

9

DB, WR

75

Russell Head

12

OL

33

Deidric Gibson

9

DB, RB

77

Tyler Ware

10

DL, OL

34

Mehiji Floyd

10

WR, CB

78

Tristen Upton

10

DL, OL

35

Travis Brown

10

LB, RB

80

Cc Briscoe

11

K

Head Coach: Biff Parson

Assistant Coaches: Alan Pledger, Chuck Thaxton, Andre Clark, Ryan During, Josh Holiday, Rhett Parson, Tim Puckett, Nick Sikes, Jonathan Thomas

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2018 GHSA STATE FOOTBALL CHAMPIONSHIPS

Class A-Public

Irwin County vs. Clinch County Tuesday, December 11 | 10:00 AM By Graham David

Photo courtesy of Sandy McClurd

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IRWIN COUNTY 13-0, REGION 2 NO. 1 SEED

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CLINCH COUNTY 12-1, REGION 2 NO. 6 SEED

ince arriving at Irwin County in 2014, head coach Buddy Nobles has led the Indians to three finals appearances and four region titles. Their 13-0 record is the best during this period and features a 21-3 win over finals opponent Clinch County. The Indians’ shutout over Miller County in the Sweet Sixteen set them up against Commerce where the team faced its toughest challenge of the postseason. The 23 points scored by the Tigers were the most given up by Irwin County during their trip to the finals. A go-ahead touchdown from Junior DJ Lundy, his third of the game, gave the Indians a 26-23 lead with just 31.6 seconds left in the game. Lundy continued to dominate on the ground against Pelham in the semifinals, scoring twice more to contribute to the 23-6 win. The Indians defense has been stellar, racking up four interceptions over the past two games. Senior Jay Stanley’s interception came during a potential Commerce game winning drive, while sophomore Gabriel Benyard has led with a pair of picks.

he Clinch County Panthers’ six-year streak of appearing in the state playoffs includes two region titles and a pair of state championships. Long time head coach Jim Dickerson, now in his 15th year at Clinch County, has won four state titles during his tenure. Helping him on his search for a fifth will be quarterback Tyler Morehead. The sophomore tossed a long go-ahead touchdown during the Panthers quarterfinals matchup against Mt. Zion, and piled on two touchdowns to extend the lead in the semifinals against second-ranked Marion County. He regularly finds his man Jeremiah Johnson whose big play ability and 6-foot-7 frame has provided Morehead with a reliable downfield threat. Senior Dantonio Robinson rushed for three second-half touchdowns in the quarterfinals and will continue to be a crucial part of the Panthers’ ground game. The Panthers defense hasn’t given up more than 28 points all season, holding five opponents to single digits.

2018 RESULTS

2018 RESULTS

BERRIEN.......................................................41-7 W FITZGERALD................................................16-10 W MT. PARAN CHRISTIAN................................40-20 W CLINCH COUNTY...........................................21-3 W TELFAIR COUNTY..........................................54-0 W CHARLTON COUNTY.....................................46-20 W LANIER COUNTY............................................61-0 W

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WILCOX COUNTY...........................................48-0 W ATKINSON COUNTY.......................................63-6 W TURNER COUNTY........................................48-14 W MILLER COUNTY...........................................41-0 W COMMERCE.................................................26-23 W PELHAM........................................................23-6 W

HEBRON CHRISTIAN...................................24-17 W BROOKS COUNTY..........................................37-7 W DOOLY COUNTY.............................................40-6 W IRWIN COUNTY..............................................3-21 L WILCOX COUNTY.........................................36-12 W ATKINSON COUNTY.....................................48-28 W TURNER COUNTY........................................41-12 W

LANIER COUNTY............................................55-8 W CHARLTON COUNTY.....................................40-14 W TELFAIR COUNTY..........................................42-9 W CHARLTON COUNTY.....................................38-14 W MT. ZION-CARROLL......................................35-7 W MARION COUNTY........................................31-23 W


DECEMBER 11 & 12, 2018

IRWIN COUNTY VS. CLINCH COUNTY CLASS A-PUBLIC SKINNY

This year’s Class A-Public championship game features a rematch between 2017 finalists Clinch County and Irwin County. Last season, the Clinch County Panthers walked away with their seventh football title in school history following a 21-12 win over the Indians. Now, Clinch County’s journey to the finals gives the Panthers a chance to claim their third title in four years. After a first round bye, Clinch County has outscored opponents 104-44 in the postseason, 23 of which came in their semifinal’s matchup against second-ranked Marion County. Irwin County has been great at keeping opponents out of the end zone as well with only 29 points given up by its defense following a first round bye. The Indians defeated the Panthers 21-3 during the regular season, Clinch County’s only loss on the year, proving they can deny the defending champions their repeat in the class.

IRWIN COUNTY INDIANS

CLINCH COUNTY PANTHERS

(Ocilla, Ga.) • Red & Black

# Name 1 Jamorri Colson 2 Javon Stanley 3 Jamal Paulk 4 DJ Lundy 5 Michael Cleveland 6 Zach Smith 7 Garland Benyard 8 Kamran Ward 9 DJ Searcy 10 Cody Soliday 11 Jeremiah Wilcox 12 Gabriel Benyard 13 Damarcus Wilcox 14 Jordan Payne 15 Wil Hudson 16 Donivan Thomas 17 Nehemiah McCoy 18 Marcus Edwards 19 Jordan Dunlap 20 Chad Miller 21 Jy’Quez Marshall 22 Eric Anderson 23 Davion Pollard 24 Michael Lee 25 Derrick Taylor 26 Evan Ross 27 Jaelon Bivens 29 Lane Stephens 30 Jay Herring 33 Matthew Payne 34 Eli Roberts 35 Gunnar Willingham 36 Kari Pruitt 37 Brandon Riley 41 Andrew Cortez

Gr. Pos. 11 WR, DB 12 RB, DB 11 RB, LB 11 RB, LB 11 WR, DB 11 QB, P 10 RB, LB 10 LB 11 WR, DB 8 QB 10 TE, DE 10 RB, DB 9 WR, LB 10 RB, LB 12 WR, FS, QB 10 RB, LB 9 RB, LB 9 RB, DB 9 RB, DB 11 RB, FS 11 DE, TE 11 RB, LB 12 RB, LB 10 DE 10 WR, FS 8 WR, DB 12 LB, RB 10 RB, LB 9 RB, DB 9 RB, LB 9 TE, DE 10 RB, LB 12 DB 12 LB 12 LB, K

44 48 50 51 52 53 54 55 56 57 58 59 60 61 62 63 64 65 66 67 69 70 72 73 74 75 76 78 79 80 81 82 85 86 89 90

Nathan Roberts Justin Wells Toby Brown Michael Dopson Isait Alvarado Jatory Lundy Antawii Deans Asaiah Tyson Judge Royal Luke Morgan Harmon Smith Dawson Horton Kodie Spires Bobby Collins Draven Kearce Ethan Apperson Noah Brown Jalen Billingsley Marquez Johnson Jalen Laster Bailey Williams Jalen McTear William Johnson Tyler Blackwell Jose Mejia Will Burnam Lochlan Cunningham Ethan Adkison Ramont Edge Roland Williams Greg Hall Will Mathis Kendall White Blake Underwood Peyton Pierce Kevon Carver

Head Coach: Buddy Nobles

(Homerville, Ga.) • Red & White

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

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

TE, LB TE G, LB G G DE G, LB DE G, LB T T G C C G T C G NG NG G, DE DE T, DE T, NG DE T T, C T NG DE WR WR, FS RB, DB WR WR, LB DE, NG

# Name

Gr. Pos.

30

Tajuan Gordon

10

RB, DB

1

Tyler Morehead

10

QB, DB

31

Marthony Hood

12

WR, DB

2

Darius Dorsey

11

RB, LB

32

Johnny Marshall

9

TE, DL

3

Demondre Edmonds

11

RB, CB

33

Kavarrion Lee

9

TE, DE

4

Michael Walker

11

RB, DB

34

Paxton Gilbreth

11

WR, DB

5

Dantonio Robinson

12

RB, DB

35

Kahlil Jenkins

9

QB, DB

6

Marquavious Grady

10

RB, DB

36

Keshaun Tolbert

11

WR, DB

7

Trezmen Marshall

12

QB, LB

8

Andrew Crear

12

WR, DB

46

Omarioun McRae

9

RB, LB

9

Dillil Carter

10

RB, LB

51

Jonathon Moore

12

OL, DL

10

Perry Williams

10

WR, DB

54

Austin Peterson

11

OL, DL

11

Jeremiah Johnson

11

WR, DB

55

Laneston Hendricks

12

OL, DE

12

Dustin Hendricks

12

RB, LB

56

Jackson Henderson

11

OL, DL

13

Derion Simon

11

WR, DB

57

Charles Stevens

11

OL, DL

14

Elijah Tiller

9

QB, DB

58

Jermaine King

10

OL, DL

15

Miquel Davis

12

WR, DB

59

Tavion Sowell

11

TE, DE

16

Warren Stovall

12

P

61

Ben Crosby

9

OL, DL

18

Zanthony Johnson

11

WR, DB

64

Jamarcus Marshall

9

OL, DL

19

Kenneth Jefferson

11

WR, DB

66

Mitchell Prescott

12

OL, DL

20

Xzaveon Collins

12

WR, DE

71

Tyler Posley

10

OL, DL

21

Zack Robbins

11

K

72

C. J. Gwynn

12

OL, DL

23

Jerome Riley

12

WR, DB

75

Drake Browning

10

OL, DL

24

James Montgumory

10

K

76

David Montgomery

11

OL, DL

25

Dylan Johnson

12

RB, DB

77

William Thomas

12

OL, DL

26

Shane Moten

11

RB, DB

78

Amari Hodges

10

OL, DL

27

Antrez Holden

11

WR, DB

80

Moritz Augenstein

11

K

28

Javian Bryant

11

RB, LB

81

Logan Thompsom

11

WR, DB

29

Carzell Thrower

11

TE, DB

99

Craig Harris

10

TE, DL

Head Coach: Jim Dickerson

Assistant Coaches: Winston Peterson, Don Tiswon, Chase Daniel, Rance Morgan, Dalton Wetherington, Mitch Ramsey, Tyrone Carter

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Class A-Private

Athens Academy vs. ELCA Wednesday, December 12 | 1:00 PM By Graham David

A

ATHENS ACADEMY 13-0, REGION 8 NO. 1 SEED

thens Academy returns to the Class A-Private finals for the second year in a row to once again attempt to dethrone three-time defending champ ELCA. Fueling the Spartans run to the championship game has been the productiveness of running back Len’neth Whitehead, who has racked up six touchdowns in the last three games. The junior’s most important run of the postseason came during the quarterfinal’s matchup against Calvary Day. Following a Cavalier fourthquarter touchdown, Len’neth dashed into the end zone after a long kickoff return to put his team on top. Sophomore quarterback Palmer Bush has connected with sophomore Deion Colzie for two touchdowns in the playoffs, a strong dimension when paired with the explosive run game. Following a 27-13 playoff victory over Mt. Vernon, Athens Academy narrowly won both of their following games against Calvary Day and Prince Avenue by six and seven points, respectively. The Spartans defense will have to generate even more resistance to keep the game close against ELCA’s powerful attack.

2018 RESULTS SAVANNAH CHRISTIAN.................................20-7 W STEPHENS COUNTY......................................28-7 W CHEROKEE BLUFF.......................................35-14 W TOWNS COUNTY............................................46-8 W PRINCE AVENUE CHRISTIAN.......................31-27 W GEORGE WALTON ACADEMY ......................35-28 W ATHENS CHRISTIAN......................................50-7 W

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PROVIDENCE CHRISTIAN............................40-21 W HEBRON CHRISTIAN...................................22-20 W COMMERCE.................................................21-14 W MT. VERNON PRESBYTERIAN......................27-13 W CALVARY DAY..............................................25-19 W PRINCE AVENUE CHRISTIAN.......................28-21 W

S

EAGLE’S LANDING CHRISTIAN ACADEMY 12-1, REGION 5 NO. 3 SEED

ince taking over as head coach of ELCA, Jonathan Gess has accumulated a decorative resume with the Chargers. Aside from nine straight region titles, Gess has led his team to four state championships and is within arm’s reach of a fourth straight. During their run to the finals, the Chargers have outscored opponents 160-41, similar to their prolific finals run last season. Linebacker Johnathan Youngblood has played a key role in keeping opposing offenses out of the end zone. The senior snagged two interceptions in the semifinals matchup against second-ranked Savannah Christian, returning one 46 yards for a touchdown. The Chargers run game, fueled by junior Keaton Mitchell, accounts for the state’s highest scoring unit. Mitchell rushed for his 47th touchdown of the season in the semifinals, while senior quarterback Brayden Rush ran for 250 yards and five touchdowns. Showing their offensive power, the Chargers have eclipsed the 70-point mark three times this season.

2018 RESULTS MORROW......................................................41-0 W PACE ACADEMY...........................................16-17 L HERITAGE-CONYERS...................................56-0 W HOLY INNOCENTS’.......................................48-14 W TRINITY CHRISTIAN......................................61-0 W WESLEYAN....................................................63-0 W OUR LADY OF MERCY...................................77-3 W

STRONG ROCK CHRISTIAN............................52-7 W MT. VERNON PRESBYTERIAN......................42-21 W LANDMARK CHRISTIAN................................77-0 W TRINITY CHRISTIAN....................................48-14 W DARLINGTON.................................................42-6 W SAVANNAH CHRISTIAN...............................70-21 W


DECEMBER 11 & 12, 2018

ATHENS ACADEMY VS. ELCA CLASS A-PRIVATE SKINNY

During last year’s Class A-Private title game, ELCA defeated Athens Academy 41-3 to claim the schools’ third consecutive title and fourth in school history. The three points put up by the Spartans were the only points allowed by ELCA during their prolific postseason run. This year, the Chargers defense has allowed 41 points against them in the postseason, but their 160 points scored has kept them on an unstoppable pace. In contrast, Athens Academy’s last two games were each decided by a touchdown or less. Don’t let the seeds fool you; the Spartans will have to keep up with the defending champs’ offense if they want to conclude their undefeated season with their first football title in school history.

ATHENS ACADEMY SPARTANS

EAGLE’S LANDING CHRISTIAN CHARGERS

(Athens, Ga.) • Green & White

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

# Name

Gr. Pos.

32

Clark O’Neill

10

WR, LB

3

John Bostwick

11

RB, DL

33

Cole Kelly

9

WR, DB

4

Len’Neth Whitehead

11

RB, LB

34

James Williams

11

P, K

5

Payton Bowles

12

RB, LB

35

Henry Lanzilo a

9

WR, DB

6

Cole Reynolds

11

WR, DB

36

Jake Williams

9

P, K

7

Tanner Fountain

9

QB, LB

38

Robert Reynolds

9

WR, DB

8

Turner Trapnell

11

WR, LB

42

Nick Xie

10

WR, LB

9

Kurt Knisely

11

RB, LB

44

Wally Terrell

9

RB, DB

10

Palmer Bush

10

QB, DB

51

George Smith

12

OL, DL

11

Jack Thomas

12

QB, WR

52

Charles Clarke

12

OL, DL

12

Barre McLanahan

12

WR, LB

53

Will Hays

12

OL, DL

13

Hugh Laughlin

10

WR, DB

54

Kris Knisely

11

OL, LB

14

Franklin Burns

12

WR, CB

55

Mohammad Alserafei

10

OL, DL

15

Logan Payne

12

RB, LB

56

John Ferguson

10

OL, LB

16

Jack Nasworthy

10

WR, DB

61

William McLanahan

12

OL, LB

18

Deion Colzie

10

WR, DB

63

Julian A away

9

OL, DL

19

Reid Bangle

9

WR, DB

64

Ethan Connelly

10

OL, LB

20

Tae Clay

12

RB, LB

65

Chandler Brady

11

WR, LB

21

Pra Ferguson

9

DB, WR

67

Taylor Muir

9

OL, DL

23

William Olmstead

10

WR, DB

68

Brennan Shepstone

10

OL, DL

25

Sam Johnson

9

WR, DB

70

Charlie Hynes

10

OL, LB

26

Will Warner

9

WR, DB

73

Alex Wiggans

9

OL, DL

27

Jack Jaegers

10

WR, DB

74

Beau Farmer

10

OL, DL

28

Asa Drudge

9

WR, DB

75

Jackson Hutton

9

OL, DL

30

Michael Nasworthy

9

WR, DB

76

J Wright

9

OL, DL

Head Coach: Josh Alexander

Assistant Coaches: Marvin Barton, Michael Finnerty, Andy Richardson, Ricky Lane, Cason Chance, Kurt Knisely, Don Chuboff, Denny Dotson, Ken Whitehead and Robert Hill

# Name 1 Kobi Mitchell 2 Keaton Mitchell 3 Brayden Rush 4 Austin Reed 5 Jelan Pearson 6 Justin Menard 7 Jacob Belin 8 CJ Turner 9 Josh Rogers 10 Andy Meyer 11 Gabe Wright 12 Devon Dorsey 13 Deandre Allred 14 Philip Massengale 15 Conner Fisher 16 Cooper Creswell 17 Trent Hosford 18 David Wingfield 19 Kaleb Anthony 20 Cameron Sigur 21 Sam Allred 22 Justin Robinson 23 Michael Meneely 24 Nate Orcutt 25 Rasaan Hopps 26 Jonah McClure 27 Jack Buckley 28 Jack Mertz 29 Christian Duncan 30 Colton Hardeman 31 Charis Spence 32 Christian White 33 Brandon Evans

Gr. Pos. 12 SS 11 RB 12 QB 10 PK 12 FS 12 FL 12 CB 12 DE 10 RB 12 CB 11 QB 11 WR 10 RB 10 QB 11 DE 10 CB 10 WR 11 RB 10 CB 9 DL 10 LB 11 WR 12 LB 10 SS 12 FL 9 WR 12 LB 9 SS 10 SS 9 LB 10 DE 9 CB 11 LB

34

Deion Fisher

11

LB

35

Jason Reynolds

9

QB

36

Jalan Earvin

10

WR

38

Peter Simmons

9

SS

39

Blake McGill

9

RB

40

Tae Stroud

10

RB

42

Triston Cooksey

10

LB

44

Johnathan Youngblood

12

LB

45

Jeremy Butler

11

DE

46

Gabe Taylor

11

SS

50

Thomas Williams

11

OL

51

Ethan Bruno

11

OL

52

Shedrick Rhodes

11

OL

53

Jacob Dendy

11

OL

54

Caid McCammon

11

OL

55

Carlos Sagastume

11

FB

56

Michael Clark

9

DL

58

William Kilpatrick

9

OL

61

Andrew Riad

10

OL

63

Tre Riddick

12

OL

65

Jaydon Gay

10

OL

66

Cody Carder

12

OL

70

Isaiah Haralson

10

OL

73

Ryder Fisher

9

OL

74

Evan Zember

12

OL

77

Bryson Estes

10

OL

80

Mason Whitlock

10

SS

81

Micah McClure

11

DE

83

Mac Craig

10

WR

85

Hunter Hardeman

11

SS

98

Marquis Black

11

DL

Head Coach: Jonathan Gess

Assistant Coaches: Joe Bryan, Brett Collier, Tim Luke, Stanley Zephir, Ty Black and Sam Taylor

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DECEMBER 11 & 12, 2018

Cherokee

Region 4 - Team 3

Lowndes

Region 1 - Team 2

N. Paulding

Region 3 - Team 4

Lowndes

S. Forsyth

Region 5 - Team 4

Grayson

Region 8 - Team 1

Region 1 - Team 3

Walton

Region 4 - Team 2

Pebblebrook

Region 2 - Team 4

S. Gwinnett

Region 8 - Team 4

Milton

Region 5 - Team 1

17

21

Archer

17

36

Grayson 38

15

16 H

H

37

Archer

Archer 19 24 H

Milton

H

Nov. 16-17

Nov. 23-24

Nov. 30-Dec. 1

Dec. 12

Nov. 30-Dec. 1

Nov. 23-24

Parkview 42

Nov. 16-17

20

Tift County

At Large

Roswell

Region 4 - Team 1

20

29

Colquitt Co.

McEachern

H

40 Hillgrove 7 Hillgrove

H

45 H

Colquitt Co. 5

23

49 H

H

Milton Mill Creek

21

At Mercedes-Benz 8:00 pm

19

28

22 H

H

Colquitt Co. 34

Colquitt Co.

3

3

7

W. Forsyth

13

35

Milton 19

20

0

N. Gwinnett 0

Champion Milton

24

41 H

H

Runner-Up

Archer

Region 8 - Team 2

Collins Hill

Region 6 - Team 4

Parkview

Region 7 - Team 1

Nov. 9-10 48

Walton

28

Marietta

Region 3 - Team 2

Region 5 - Team 3 56

6

10

Region 6 - Team 2

7

Grayson

Brookwood

Mill Creek

H

Tift County

30

21

Region 7 - Team 3

24

East Coweta

Region 2 - Team 3

Forsyth Cent.

Norcross

Hillgrove

Region 3 - Team 1

26

Tift County

0 Lowndes

Nov. 9-10 Camden Co.

10

East Coweta

42

Westlake

23

Region 7 - Team 2

20

28

24

Mtn. View

Norcross

17 H

Lowndes

28

Region 6 - Team 3

24

54

Westlake

Region 2 - Team 1

2018-2019 GHSA Class AAAAAAA State Football Championship

14

N. Gwinnett 49

McEachern

Region 3 - Team 3

Newnan

Region 2 - Team 2

Etowah

Region 4 - Team 4

Colquitt Co.

Region 1 - Team 1

Newton

Region 8 - Team 3

W. Forsyth

Region 5 - Team 2

Cent. Gwinnett

Region 7 - Team 4

N. Gwinnett

Region 6 - 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. Note: The GHSA's "universal" coin flip will determine the designated home team when playing at a neutral site if both teams are the same seed.

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DECEMBER 11 & 12, 2018

Lovejoy

Region 4 - Team 3

Valdosta

Region 1 - Team 2

Evans

Region 3 - Team 4

Glynn Academy

Region 2 - Team 1

Allatoona

Region 6 - Team 3

Centennial

Region 7 - Team 2

2018-2019 GHSA Class AAAAAA State Football Championship

29 Valdosta

35

7 H

70 Valdosta

42

24

20

H

38 Allatoona

Region 1 - Team 3

Tucker

Region 4 - Team 2

Bradwell Inst.

Region 2 - Team 4

28

Gainesville

Region 8 - Team 4

Creekside

Region 5 - Team 1

12 35 H

56

27 H

H

20

Lanier 23 23

Northside-WR

H

Lanier

Harrison 20

Nov. 23-24

Nov. 30-Dec. 1

Dec. 11

Nov. 30-Dec. 1

Nov. 23-24

Nov. 16-17

21

35

16

At Mercedes-Benz 8:00 pm

30

28

42 H

Lee County 0

0

54 H

Northside-WR Sequoyah

Effingham Co.

H Northside-WR

Bradwell Inst.

0

Lee County

H

14

42 H

Lee County 35

Lee County

50

48 Habersham Cent.

34 Sequoyah 12 Creekside 47

6

H

Creekview 14

Champion

49

65 H

H

Runner-Up

Greenbrier

Region 3 - Team 2

Coffee

Region 1 - Team 4

Stephenson

Region 4 - Team 1

Mays

Region 5 - Team 3

Lanier

Region 8 - Team 2

Harrison

Region 6 - Team 4

John's Creek

Region 7 - Team 1

Lakeside-Evans

Region 3 - Team 3

Effingham Co.

Region 2 - Team 2

Mundy's Mill

Region 4 - Team 4

Lee County

Region 1 - Team 1

35 Habersham Cent. Region 8 - Team 3 0

20

Richmond Hill

Region 2 - Team 3

Nov. 9-10 10

Northside-WR

30

Region 6 - Team 2

Lanier

43

Alpharetta

Sequoyah

H

28

Nov. 16-17

21

Region 7 - Team 3

7

21 Dacula

Grovetown

Region 3 - Team 1

7

7

Dacula

Coffee 17

Dacula

Nov. 9-10 Northside-WR

14

Coffee 45

Glynn Academy

Region 5 - Team 4

Region 8 - Team 1

7

Richmond Hill

7

Northgate

Dacula

21

19

Creekview 38

Douglas Co.

Region 5 - Team 2

Pope

Region 7 - Team 4

Creekview

Region 6 - 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. Note: The GHSA's "universal" coin flip will determine the designated home team when playing at a neutral site if both teams are the same seed.

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Jones Co.

Region 4 - Team 3

Bainbridge

Region 1 - Team 2

Jonesboro

Region 3 - Team 4

Bainbridge

Wayne Co.

8

Kell

Miller Grove

Region 5 - Team 4

Buford

Region 8 - Team 1

Region 1 - Team 3

Stockbridge

Region 4 - Team 2

28 H

H

SW DeKalb

Region 5 - Team 1

Cedar Shoals 41

Buford 35

20

28

H

Rome 14

44

35 H

Bainbridge

H

Nov. 16-17

Nov. 23-24

Nov. 30-Dec. 1

Dec. 11

Nov. 30-Dec. 1

Nov. 23-24

Rome 62

Nov. 16-17

14

20

25

30

35

At Mercedes-Benz 4:30 pm

48 H

21 H

Warner Robins 7

6

35 H

Stockbridge Carrollton

19

45 H

H

24 H

3

27 35

H

Carrollton

Warner Robins

Warner Robins

29

14

Ware Co.

H Stockbridge

New Hampstead

0

Warner Robins

H

14

Clarke Central 13

Clarke Central 28

Champion Loganville

13

6

7

Runner-Up

Statesboro

Region 2 - Team 3

Griffin

Region 3 - Team 2

Harris Co.

Region 1 - Team 4

Dutchtown

Region 4 - Team 1

Lithonia

Region 5 - Team 3

Cedar Shoals

Region 8 - Team 2

Jackson-Atl.

Region 6 - Team 4

Rome

Region 7 - Team 1

Nov. 9-10 7

Stockbridge

41

Region 8 - Team 4

35

Rome 3

14

Carrollton

Loganville

28

11 Buford

10

Riverwood

20

Dutchtown

48

Starr's Mill

Region 6 - Team 2

0

0

Kell

Region 2 - Team 4

Region 7 - Team 3

Dutchtown

19

New Hampstead 21

Region 3 - Team 1

14 H

Bainbridge

Nov. 9-10 Veterans

Griffin 19

23

9

Carver-Atl.

Region 7 - Team 2

7

Bainbridge

17

Region 6 - Team 3

26

12

40

Wayne Co.

Region 2 - Team 1

2018-2019 GHSA Class AAAAA State Football Championship

13

E. Paulding 26

Riverdale

Region 3 - Team 3

Ware Co.

Region 2 - Team 2

Locust Grove

Region 4 - Team 4

Warner Robins

Region 1 - Team 1

Clarke Central

Region 8 - Team 3

Arabia Mtn.

Region 5 - Team 2

E. Paulding

Region 7 - Team 4

Banneker

Region 6 - 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. Note: The GHSA's "universal" coin flip will determine the designated home team when playing at a neutral site if both teams are the same seed.

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DECEMBER 11 & 12, 2018

Woodward Acad Region 4 - Team 3

Carver-Col.

Region 1 - Team 2

Richmond Acad. Region 3 - Team 4

Woodward Acad

Mary Persons

20

Marist

Cedartown

Region 5 - Team 4

St. Pius

Region 8 - Team 1

Region 1 - Team 3

Salem

Region 4 - Team 2

Perry

Region 2 - Team 4

Marist

Stephens Co.

Region 8 - Team 4

Cartersville

Region 5 - Team 1

42 H

H

14

51 H

Eastside 41

Blessed Trinity 8

24

10

North Oconee 27

10

42

Blessed Trinity 16

St. Pius 38

8

35 H

Cartersville

H

Nov. 16-17

Nov. 23-24

Nov. 30-Dec. 1

Dec. 12

Nov. 30-Dec. 1

Nov. 23-24

Blessed Trinity 55

Nov. 16-17

35 0

14

Blessed Trinity

Thomson

H

32 Baldwin 22 Baldwin

H

17 H

Cairo 0

21

38 H

H

Cartersville Ridgeland

28

At Mercedes-Benz 4:30 pm

13

17

35

H

Cairo 44

Troup

28

7

53

Troup

34

42

Cartersville 7

20

Troup 0

Champion Cartersville

34

42

41

14 H

H

Runner-Up

Howard

Region 2 - Team 3

Burke Co.

Region 3 - Team 2

Hardaway

Region 1 - Team 4

Eastside

Region 4 - Team 1

Sandy Creek

Region 5 - Team 3

North Oconee

Region 8 - Team 2

NW Whitfield

Region 6 - Team 4

Blessed Trinity

Region 7 - Team 1

Nov. 9-10 34

Columbus

14

Ridgeland

23

6

Flowery Branch

Region 6 - Team 2

H

Eastside

65

Marist

39

Region 7 - Team 3

15 H

61

Baldwin

Region 3 - Team 1

7

Marist

Nov. 9-10 Columbus

Burke Co. 28

0

Heritage-Cat.

Region 7 - Team 2

35

Mary Persons

59

Region 6 - Team 3

21

22

40

Mary Persons

Region 2 - Team 1

2018-2019 GHSA Class AAAA State Football Championship

55

Pickens 42

Thomson

Region 3 - Team 3

Upson-Lee

Region 2 - Team 2

Henry Co.

Region 4 - Team 4

Cairo

Region 1 - Team 1

Oconee Co.

Region 8 - Team 3

Troup

Region 5 - Team 2

White Co.

Region 7 - Team 4

Pickens

Region 6 - 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. Note: The GHSA's "universal" coin flip will determine the designated home team when playing at a neutral site if both teams are the same seed.

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Jackson

Region 4 - Team 3

Monroe

Region 1 - Team 2

Windsor Forest

Region 3 - Team 4

Pierce Co.

Region 2 - Team 1

Haralson Co.

Region 6 - Team 3

Dawson Co.

Region 7 - Team 2

Pace Acad.

Region 5 - Team 4

Monroe Area

Region 8 - Team 1

Jackson

Region 1 - Team 3

0

8

21 Pierce Co. 49

24

21 H

H

H

6

22

Peach Co. 48

Peach Co.

22

35

Dawson Co.

17

44

Westminster

44

7

Monroe Area

7

3

Westminster

22

17

Monroe Area 38

49

34 H

Cedar Grove

H

Nov. 16-17

Nov. 23-24

Nov. 30-Dec. 1

Dec. 11

Nov. 30-Dec. 1

Nov. 23-24

GACS 49

Nov. 16-17

18

H Benedictine

0 Benedictine

North Hall

41

16 H

Peach Co. At Mercedes-Benz 1:00 pm

0

H

Jenkins 22

Jenkins 9

43

9

H

Pike Co. 3

Cedar Grove North Hall

12

30

7 H

H

Calhoun

7

33

6

Lovett

Lakeview-Ft. Ogle. 6

40

Region 6 - Team 2

Hart Co.

Region 8 - Team 4

Cedar Grove

Region 5 - Team 1

Cedar Grove 0

55 Champion

Cedar Grove 49

49

24 H

Calhoun 17 21 H

H

Runner-Up

Liberty Co.

Region 2 - Team 3

SE Bulloch

Region 3 - Team 2

Ringgold

At Large

Peach Co.

Region 4 - Team 1

Westminster

Region 5 - Team 3

Jefferson

Region 8 - Team 2

N. Murray

Region 6 - Team 4

GACS

Region 7 - Team 1

Nov. 9-10 29

Westside, Macon 36

45

Region 7 - Team 3

7 47 H

Pierce Co.

Benedictine

Region 3 - Team 1

Peach Co.

45

Westside, Macon 32

Region 2 - Team 4

Liberty Co. 14

Pierce Co.

Region 4 - Team 2

Tattnall Co.

38

6

Nov. 9-10 Cook

2018-2019 GHSA Class AAA State Football Championship

33

Calhoun 55

Jenkins

Region 3 - Team 3

Appling Co.

Region 2 - Team 2

Pike Co.

Region 4 - Team 4

Crisp Co.

Region 1 - Team 1

Morgan Co.

Region 8 - Team 3

Lovett

Region 5 - Team 2

Fannin Co.

Region 7 - Team 4

Calhoun

Region 6 - 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. Note: The GHSA's "universal" coin flip will determine the designated home team when playing at a neutral site if both teams are the same seed.

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DECEMBER 11 & 12, 2018

Harlem

Region 4 - Team 3

Fitzgerald

Region 1 - Team 2

Northeast

Region 3 - Team 4

Fitzgerald

Swainsboro

6

Chattooga

Spencer

Region 5 - Team 4

Rabun Co.

Region 8 - Team 1

Region 1 - Team 3

Hephzibah

Region 4 - Team 2

Toombs Co.

Region 2 - Team 4

Dublin

Region 3 - Team 1

Pepperell

Region 7 - Team 3

Douglass-Atl.

Region 6 - Team 2

Monticello

Region 8 - Team 4

Heard Co.

Region 5 - Team 1

13 H

Chattooga

Jefferson Co. 14

12

27 H

H

Fitzgerald

30

28 H

Jefferson Co. 28

Rockmart 40

0

23

Bremen

7

10

Rabun Co. 0 Rabun Co. 65

Nov. 9-10 Thomasville

Dodge Co. 39

28

7

Washington

Region 7 - Team 2

13

Fitzgerald

23

Region 6 - Team 3

27

21

51

Swainsboro

Region 2 - Team 1

2018-2019 GHSA Class AA State Football Championship

14

17

48

H

0

34

35 H

Heard Co.

H

Nov. 16-17

Rockmart

Nov. 23-24

Nov. 30-Dec. 1

Dec. 12

Nov. 30-Dec. 1

Nov. 23-24

Rockmart 55

Nov. 16-17

42 7

34

Rockmart

Washington Co.

H

7 Dublin 14 Dublin 49

H

20

Washington Co. 0

23

30 H

H

Heard Co.

0 Douglass-Atl.

25

At Mercedes-Benz 1:00 pm

3

38

22

H

Brooks Co. 47

Callaway

14

6

31

Callaway

34

27

Heard Co. 22

Champion Heard Co.

63

18

27

35 H

Callaway 10 13 H

H

Runner-Up

Dodge Co.

Region 3 - Team 2

Early Co.

Region 1 - Team 4

Jefferson Co.

Region 4 - Team 1

Bremen

Region 5 - Team 3

Union Co.

Region 8 - Team 2

S. Atlanta

Region 6 - Team 4

Rockmart

Region 7 - Team 1

Nov. 9-10 31

Thomasville

Jeff Davis

Region 2 - Team 3

Hapeville 32

Washington Co.

Region 3 - Team 3

Vidalia

Region 2 - Team 2

Screven Co.

Region 4 - Team 4

Brooks Co.

Region 1 - Team 1

Elbert Co.

Region 8 - Team 3

Callaway

Region 5 - Team 2

Coosa

Region 7 - Team 4

Hapeville

Region 6 - 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. Note: The GHSA's "universal" coin flip will determine the designated home team when playing at a neutral site if both teams are the same seed.

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Seminole Co. Team 24

Commerce

Team 9

2018-2019 GHSA Class A Public State Football Championship

6 Commerce

35

13

19

Trion

42

20

Commerce

23

27

Schley Co.

Mitchell Co. Mitchell Co.

33

40 H

H

Bye

Irwin Co.

Team 17

Miller Co.

Team 16

Team 23

Trion

Team 10

Schley Co.

Team 8

Turner Co.

Wilcox Co.

6 Miller Co.

23

23 H

H

Bye

Marion Co.

0

21 Montgomery Co.

13

37 Montgomery Co. Team 18 12

Irwin Co.

Irwin Co. Team 1

Team 7

Schley Co.

Irwin Co.

26

34 H

H

41

Marion Co.

Marion Co. 48 H

Irwin Co.

H

Claxton

Team 15 Team 2

Marion Co.

Bye

Bye

Nov. 9-10 Macon Co. Team 21

Nov. 16-17

Nov. 23-24

Nov. 30-Dec. 1

Dec. 11

Chattahoochee Co.22

Greene Co.

Clinch Co. 38 H

20

6

31

Pelham

Bye

Champion

40

7 H

Mt. Zion

Runner-Up

Hancock Cent.

28

Dooly Co.

Team 19

Team 14

Mt. Zion 21 H

H

Team 11

14

Dooly Co.

42 H

Charlton Co.

Bye

0

49

Team 22

Team 6

Clinch Co.

Clinch Co.

36 Pelham

Taylor Co.

Clinch Co.

H

Pelham Team 4

35

37

Pelham ECI

38

At Mercedes-Benz 10:00 am

20

Bye

ECI

Nov. 9-10

Charlton Co.

H Greene Co.

Team 5

14

Clinch Co.

Greene Co.

Team 13

Nov. 16-17 0

Chattahoochee Co.22

Team 20

Nov. 23-24

14

Team 12

Manchester

Nov. 30-Dec. 1

Mt. Zion

Team 3

Bye

In the first four rounds, the higher seeded team will host. If schools are the same seed, see GHSA Constitution, Football Section, for procedure. Note: The GHSA's "universal" coin flip will determine the designated home team when playing at a neutral site if both teams are the same seed.

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2018-2019 GHSA Class A Private State Football Championship

Holy Innocents' 4421 Team 24

Mt. de Sales

Team 9

Holy Innocents'

12

28 Riverside Military

21

24 Riverside Military Team 23 14

Calvary Day

19

14 Fellowship Christ.

Calvary Day Calvary Day

35 Fellowship Christ. H

52 H

Bye

Athens Acad.

Team 17

Mt. Vernon Team 16

Team 10

Fellowship Christ.

Team 8

Sav. Cty. Day

George Walton

28 Mt. Vernon

28

21 H

H

10 20

13

7

Hebron Christ. 10

Athens Acad.

Athens Acad. Athens Acad.

25

35 H

H

27

Sav. Christian

Hebron Christ. Team 18

Mt. Paran

Team 15

Sav. Christian 14 H

Athens Acad.

H

Bye

Sav. Christian

41

Team 1

Team 7

Team 2

Sav. Christian

Bye

Bye

Nov. 9-10 Brookstone Team 21

Christ. Heritage Team 12

Nov. 16-17

Nov. 23-24

Nov. 30-Dec. 1

Dec. 12

Brookstone

17 N. Cobb Christ.

At Mercedes-Benz 10:00 am

20

N. Cobb Christ.

H

Wesleyan

8

Bye

70

30

Aquinas

7

Trinity Christ.

10

52

Prince Avenue

48 H

Champion

42

42 H

ELCA

Runner-Up

Whitefield

Team 19

Trinity Christ.

Team 14

ELCA

48 H

H

Team 11

Bye

14

Prince Avenue

Team 22

Team 6

Darlington

ELCA

27

Prince Avenue Team 4

Stratford Acad.

Darlington 28 H

21

14

Darlington

20

Prince Avenue Wesleyan

6

Nov. 9-10

Aquinas

H

Bye

Team 13

Nov. 16-17

12

ELCA

7

Team 5

Team 20

Nov. 23-24

28

N. Cobb Christ.

Tattnall Square

Nov. 30-Dec. 1

ELCA

Team 3

Bye

In the first four rounds, the higher seeded team will host. If schools are the same seed, see GHSA Constitution, Football Section, for procedure. Note: The GHSA's "universal" coin flip will determine the designated home team when playing at a neutral site if both teams are the same seed.

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