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GHSA FOOTBALL STATE CHAMPIONSHIPS DECEMBER 13 & 14, 2019 GEORGIA STATE STADIUM


2019 GHSA STATE FOOTBALL CHAMPIONSHIPS

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DECEMBER 13 & 14, 2019

2019 CHAMPIONSHIP SCHEDULE

FEATURES

FRIDAY, DECEMBER 13

Letter from the Executive Director .................................................................................5

CLA S S A P R I VATE CH A M P I O N S H I P

Georgia State Stadium Information ...............................................................................6

10:00 AM - ELCA vs. Wesleyan

Fall Champions ...........................................................................................................18 Past State Champions ..................................................................................................19

CL A S S A A CHA M P I ON S H I P 1:00 PM - Dublin vs. Brooks County

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

TEAM INFORMATION Class AAAAAAA Team Information ..............................................................................8-9 Class AAAAAA Team Information ............................................................................10-11 Class AAAAA Team Information ...............................................................................12-13

C L A S S A A A A A A CH A M P I ON S H I P

Class AAAA Team Information .................................................................................16-17

8:00 PM - Harrison vs. Allatoona

Class AAA Team Information ...................................................................................22-23 Class AA Team Information .....................................................................................24-25

SATURDAY, DECEMBER 14

Class A-Public Team Information ............................................................................28-29

C L A S S A P U B L I C CHA M P I O N S H I P

VIEWING INFORMATION

10:00 AM - Marion County vs. Irwin County

Class A-Private Team Information ...........................................................................30-31

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CL A S S A A A CHA M P I ON S H I P 1:00 PM - Crisp County vs. Cedar Grove

CL A S S A A A A CHA M P I O N S 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 - Oconee County vs. Blessed Trinity

Photo on cover courtesy of Georgia State Stadium.

CL A S S A A A A A A A CHA M P I ON S H I P 8:00 PM - Lowndes vs. Marietta

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DECEMBER 13 & 14, 2019 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 Georgia State Stadium! 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 GSS 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 GSS has worked diligently to provide the support needed for this event and will assist you in every way possible. We thank all involved for their hard work in making this event a memorable one. This event is made possible through our corporate partners whose ads you will see throughout the stadium. This event would not be possible without

their help and I encourage you to support them whenever possible. People throughout the state and surrounding states who are unable to attend will be able to view all of the games live through the production by Georgia Public Broadcasting. Their work is outstanding, professional and we appreciate their support of the GHSA and our games. Thank you for your support and enjoy the best high school football you will find anywhere!

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CHAMPIONSHIPS SET TO KICK OFF AT GEORGIA STATE STADIUM FOR FIRST TIME By Craig Sager II

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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 it’s only during the state championships that programs take the stage together for Georgia’s ultimate prize.

the chance to provide a home site for the state championships when the opportunity presented itself this past spring.

“Athletic Director Charlie Cobb at Georgia State University has been tremendously supportive in planning with the GHSA an event that will provide a first-class experience for our student-athletes and benefit our participating schools,” said GHSA ExecuMore than seven decades have passed since the GHSA crowned the first Georgia state tive Director Robin Hines. champion, and while the tradition doesn’t change, the championship spotlight continues to grow. The Georgia Dome provided Georgia high school football with a stage DREAM LINEUP AWAITS for 25 years before saying its farewell in December of 2016, and a total of 290 Georgia High School Football games and 171 different schools shared the Dome’s spot- This year’s two-day championship lineup is filled with must-see matchups that will light over the years. Mercedes-Benz Stadium took over the role of host for the 2017 serve as the grand conclusion to the 2019 high school football season. Irwin County and 2018 state championships before it was announced this past May that the finals and Marion County are set to meet for the first time in school history for the Class A-Public title and four-time defending state champion ELCA will take on Wesleyan would be moving to Georgia State Stadium. in the Class A-Private finals. Brooks County will look for its first state title since 1994 Georgia State Stadium has been home to the Georgia State Panthers since 2017 when when it takes on Dublin in Class AA’s championship showdown and Crisp County will the first phase of the conversion from the baseball-oriented Turner Field was complet- play to win its first-ever crown against defending champion Cedar Grove in Class AAA. ed. The first football games ever played at the venue were the 2017 Corky Kell Classic Two-time defending champion Blessed Trinity will face off with Oconee County and on Aug. 18 and 19, and then two weeks later, the Panthers hosted Tennessee State in the Warriors’ LSU-bound quarterback Max Johnson in the Class AAAA championship. Heavyweights Buford and Warner Robins will battle for the Class AAAAA title after domfront of a sellout crowd of 24,333 in the program’s first-ever home game. inating their semifinals opponents by a combined score of 84-3. Region 6-AAAAAA In the two-plus years since it was first converted to a football stadium, the venue has Cobb County rivals Harrison and Allatoona will battle it out for the Class AAAAAA state continued to upgrade its features and complete new phases of the conversion pro- title in Friday’s nightcap and then nationally ranked Lowndes will face off with starcess. As a result, it was no surprise when Georgia State Stadium eagerly jumped at powered Marietta in Saturday’s grand finale for this year’s Class AAAAAAA state title.

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Class AAAAAAA Marietta vs. Lowndes Saturday, December 14 | 8:00 PM By Craig Sager II

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MARIETTA 12-2 REGION 3 NO. 2 SEED

arietta achieved its first 12-win season since 1994 with its 42-31 win over Parkview in the semifinals and now the Blue Devils’ are set to make their first finals appearance since the program captured the title in 1967. Leading this year’s successful run has been a roster of college-bound and highly-touted Class of 2020 prospects. Quarterback Harrison Baily has thrown for 4,000 yards off 251-of-362 passing (69.3 percent) with 44 touchdowns and nine interceptions. Senior running back Kimani Vidal has racked up 1,511 rushing yards and 22 touchdowns. As for the receiving corps, five-star Arik Gilbert has 90 catches and 1,614 receiving yards with 12 touchdowns, Ricky White has 92 catches with 1,246 receiving yards with 14 touchdowns and Taji Johnson has 39 catches for 649 yards and 8 touchdowns. Unlike previous postseasons that have been impacted by injuries, Marietta is arriving stronger than ever to Georgia High School Football’s ultimate stage.

2019 RESULTS ROME..........................................................48-14 W ST. JOSEPH’S PREP (PA).............................21-17 W COLLINS HILL...............................................28-9 W GRAYSON.....................................................28-14 L EDGEWATER (FL).........................................39-24 W NORTH PAULDING.......................................49-21 W MCEACHERN................................................14-12 L

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NORTH COBB..............................................63-35 W HILLGROVE.................................................38-17 W KENNESAW MOUNTAIN...............................41-14 W CAMDEN COUNTY.......................................41-13 W MILTON.......................................................38-24 W MILL CREEK................................................42-10 W PARKVIEW..................................................42-31 W

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LOWNDES 14-0, REGION 1 NO. 1 SEED

itting one win away from taking home the program’s sixth all-time state title, Lowndes is making its first championship appearance since its successful 2007 title run. This year’s Vikings team has excelled on both sides of the football—averaging 39.6 ppg offensively and limiting opponents to just 11.3 ppg with a flawless 14-0 record that has propelled them to the top 10 in national polling. Sophomore quarterback Jacurri Brown is the mechanism that keeps all the levers operating in Lowndes’ explosive offense and he has already contributed 1,253 passing yards and 1,508 rushing yards this season. In the Vikings’ 49-28 victory over North Gwinnett in the semifinals, Lowndes was able to explode to a 42-14 lead at the half before the Bulldogs chipped away at the deficit in the second half. This was achieved, despite senior running back and 2019 Region 1-AAAAAAA Player of the Year Gary Osby, sidelined for the third-straight week with an injury.

2019 RESULTS DREW............................................................69-6 W CHAMPAGNAT CATHOLIC (FL).....................44-14 W PARKVIEW....................................................38-7 W EAST COWETA...............................................27-3 W MIAMI NORTHWESTERN (FL)......................48-21 W VALDOSTA.....................................................24-0 W WARE COUNTY..............................................45-7 W

TIFT COUNTY.................................................28-0 W CAMDEN COUNTY.......................................45-13 W COLQUITT COUNTY......................................28-17 W HILLGROVE...................................................38-8 W NORCROSS.................................................44-14 W GRAYSON....................................................28-20 W NORTH GWINNETT.......................................49-28 W


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MARIETTA VS. LOWNDES CLASS AAAAAAA SKINNY When comparing the explosive offenses of Lowndes and Marietta, the differences are stylistic and not effectiveness. Marietta quarterback Harrison Bailey is coming off one of the best performances of his career, completing 24-of-28 attempts for 423 yards and five touchdowns in the semifinal win over Parkview. As for Lowndes, their quarterback Jacurri Brown and junior Austin Wright gashed North Gwinnett’s defense with 314 of the team’s 397 rushing yards in the 49-28 semifinal blowout. Lowndes’ ability to run the football could be a key to limiting Bailey and the Marietta offense’s possessions. Conversely, Marietta running back Kimani Vidal can also dictate the pace with his physical running.

MARIETTA BLUE DEVILS

LOWNDES VIKINGS

(Marietta, GA) • Blue & White

# Name 1 Rashad Torrence II 2 Arik Gilbert 3 Peter Warrick 5 Harrison Bailey 6 Gabriel Durham-Campbell 7 Ricky White 8 Taji Johnson 9 Dawson Ellington 10 Kiersten Lee 11 Rashun Bass 12 Tyler Hughes 13 Caen Hammond 16 Devion Hall 17 Harber Storey 18 Camden Overton 19 Zuri Johnson 20 Cooper Kipp 21 Daniel Martin 22 Carlos Cervantes 23 Ty Burton 24 Milon Jones 25 Paul Harris 26 Andre Stewart 27 James Knox 28 Kimani Vidal 29 Eric Mitchell 30 John Turner 31 Jace Arnold 33 Melvin Alexander 34 Levi Roberts 35 Jah’Vaughn Hamilton 36 Ellis Reed 37 Cameron Hickson 38 Larry Blevins 39 Yahmall Perez 40 Carl Wilson 41 Benel Valentin 42 Maston Latham 43 Emmanuel Olatain

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

45 46 47 48 49 50 51 52 53 54 55 56 57 58 59 61 62 63 64 65 67 68 71 72 73 74 75 76 77 78 79 80 81 82 83 84 85 86 87 88 89

Alijah Roberson Jaden Gold Allen Gruehn Jimmie Craig Ezrel Dorris Ezekial Durham-campbell Cohl Husbands King Hastings Labarron Kennedy Jr Danny Lopez Matt Castaldo Clay Doyle Malkolm Wright BJ Ojulari John Cassidy Thomas McNeil Will Pieroni Jake Maggard Micha Hargrove Ben Smith Jordan Dawson Broderick Tommie Damien Jackson Graison Peeples Kameron Jackson James Jones Cameron Holmes Shawn Young Jake Wray Javon Posey Nathaniel Nuesiri Mitchell Walters Renee Galomo Carson Martin John Peralta Jermaine McCann Jordan Ashley Ladarian Johnson Ricarious Jordan William Bailey Tyshawn Roscoe

Head Coach: Richard Morgan

(Valdosta, GA.) • Crimson & White 10 11 10 10 11 10 12 11 12 12 11 11 12 12 9 11 12 9 11 10 11 9 10 11 10 11 11 10 12 11 11 10 10 11 10 10 10 10 12 10 12

TE, DE P, K OLB RB, LB WR, DB T, DE MLB G, LB DT, DE G, DE DT, C T, DT G, DT DE, OT DT, OT G, DT C C, DT DT, OT C, DT OT, DT DT, OT OT, DT OT, DT DT, OT DT, OT G, DT G, DT OT, DT G, DT OT, DT WR, DB K K, P WR, DB, K WR, DB WR, FS WR, DB TE, DE WR, DB WR, DE

Assistant Coaches: Jason Allen, Scott Brunet, Will Cauthorn, Terrance Duke, Troy Duke, Tom Guckian, Jacob Lautenbach, John Maggard, Labrone Mitchell, Zach Shelton, Derrick Tinsley, Jeff Hoop, Erika Davis, Olivia King

# Name 1 Zavion Anthony 1 Tony Wiseman 2 Gary Osby 3 Tiberius Drocea 4 Ferringhetti Brown 4 Andrew Thigpen 5 Josh Brown 5 Tate McGhee 6 Israel Mitchell 7 Quinton Evans 8 Tristin Bohler 8 T.J. Quinn 9 Josh Downs 10 Tydreke Thomas 11 Jacurri Brown 12 Josh Inman 13 Justin Barron 13 Cornelius Wright 14 Josh Pickett 15 Tylar Belcher 15 CJ Tomlin 16 Austin Wright 17 Jaden Brinson 18 Ramecia Burgman 19 DaAunte Hunter 20 Ty Bridges 20 Dennis Evans 21 Justin Lee 22 Noah Williams 23 DeShawn Taylor 24 Brinston Williams 24 Marcus Close 25 Zeb Fletcher 25 Shawn Martin 26 Jose Palacios 27 Devron Gardner 27 Dalvin Hughes 28 Dennis Lane 28 Matthew Trimble 29 Sullivan Adams 31 Chase Belcher 32 Sherick Johnson 33 Josh DiGiammarino 33 Caleb Roberts 34 Jalon Baker 34 Job Perry 35 Kelan Hill 36 David Kell 36 D’Angelo Williams 38 Chanler Dykes 39 Jeremiah Ballard 41 Bryant Hidle 41 Hunter Parker 42 Leon Williams

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

Pos. S WR LB OLB WR RB CB WR RB WR QB S WR RB QB WR WR WR CB CB QB WR CB CB OLB WR RB RB OLB RB S CB K S K RB TE RB S S TE S WR CB OLB WR CB RB LB OLB CB LB WR DL

43 43 44 45 45 46 47 48 49 50 50 51 52 53 54 55 56 57 58 59 60 61 64 66 67 68 68 69 70 71 73 75 76 77 78 79 80 81 82 84 85 86 87 87 88 89 90 90 91 92 92 94 95 97 99

Devonn Lane Chase Musgrove Hayden Wells Mallen Pope Charles Thomas Noah Drocea Grayson Lewis Jacques Hunter Austin Byrd Adrian Barron Ezekial Duncan Layton Corbett Cade Powell Jacarri Williams Landin Sandlin Payton Gunn Walker Corbett Travis Morgan Austin Barton Markus Floyd Carter Holley Mason Fowler Eli Harrell Caleb Cook A.J. Lewis Payton Henderson Robby Quiggins Alex Crone Josh Young Brock Bailey Thomas Barton Wade Stewart Chris Terrell Bryer Touchton Brandon McDade Connor Namio Franklin Aguilar Henry Glenn Caleb Manning Hayden Gilbert Jacob Walker Caleb Singley Nick Kristansen Travis Ruttchaw WC Fulton Jon Daniel Ted McCray Nathan Williams Jaylon Jones Mattevius Evans John Quinn Deshaun Williams Thomas Davis Marcos Camacho Bryson Neal

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

LB TE ILB TE LB LB OLB DL OLB LB ILB OL LB OL OL OL OL OL OL OL OL OL OL OL OL OL OL OL DL OL OL OL OL OL OL OL K WR TE WR WR WR DL WR DL DL TE WR DL DL LS DL DL LS DL

Head Coach: Randy McPherson

Assistant Coaches: Byron Slack, Terry Quinn, John Arnold, Jermel Demps, Tommy Watson, Adam Gray, Josh Akers, Steve Lankford, Patcrick Hunter, Nick Towns, Dustin Heard, Steve Holley, Jacob Chesser

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Class AAAAAA Allatoona vs. Harrison Friday, December 13 | 8:00 PM By Craig Sager II

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ALLATOONA 11-2-1, REGION 6 NO. 2 SEED

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HARRISON 14-0, REGION 6 NO. 1 SEED

llatoona is in the finals for the first time since the program captured its first-ever state crown in 2015. The Buccaneers have been in a couple of close in throughout their run to this year’s finals and are fresh off a 17-14 overtime victory against Richmond Hill in the semifinals. In the win, Bucs quarterback Danté Marshall found Asante Das for the 36-yard game-tying touchdown pass with just 1:37 left in regulation. After Richmond Hill missed a field goal in the first possession of overtime, Allatoona’s Jude Kelley made a 22-yard field goal on third down to give the Bucs the road win. Defensively, Allatoona has allowed just 8.5 ppg during the postseason and the Bucs also had success on that side of the ball in the 21-17 loss to Harrison during the regular season. Offensively, Das is a player to watch and the senior receiver enters the finals with a team-high 15 receiving touchdowns.

he undefeated Hoyas have already produced a school-record 14 wins this season and are now sitting just one historic win away from clinching the program’s first-ever state title. Harrison’s 40.6 ppg scored this season are also an all-time best, as is the 29.9 average margin of victory seen this season so far. Last weekend in the semifinals, the Hoyas outmatched No. 1 ranked Dacula convincingly in a 38-7 blowout. Senior quarterback Gavin Hall and running back David Roberts each rushed in one touchdown before their senior teammate, running back Mason Babay, tacked on three second-half rushing scores. Harrison’s closest game this year was its narrow 21-17 win over Allatoona in Region 6 play back on Oct. 11. The Hoyas fell behind 17-7 at the half, but outscored the Bucs 14-0 in the final two quarters to escape from the defensive struggle victorious.

2019 RESULTS

2019 RESULTS

CARTERSVILLE............................................14-13 L CREEKVIEW..................................................37-7 W RIVER RIDGE.................................................38-0 W SOUTH COBB.............................................. 41-20 W SPRAYBERRY..............................................38-21 W HARRISON...................................................21-17 L HAPEVILLE CHARTER................................... 21-21 T

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OSBORNE......................................................45-6 W DALTON.......................................................17-14 W SEQUOYAH..................................................35-12 W GAINESVILLE................................................49-7 W STEPHENSON..............................................23-13 W COFFEE.........................................................24-0 W RICHMOND HILL.........................................17-14 W

LASSITER......................................................47-3 W HIRAM...........................................................35-7 W RIVER RIDGE.................................................49-0 W SOUTH COBB...............................................38-20 W SPRAYBERRY................................................42-7 W DALTON.......................................................42-21 W ALLATOONA.................................................21-17 W

OSBORNE......................................................44-0 W SEQUOYAH....................................................42-7 W CREEKVIEW................................................47-10 W WINDER-BARROW......................................42-25 W BRUNSWICK...............................................51-19 W HOUSTON COUNTY........................................28-7 W DACULA........................................................38-7 W


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A L L AT O O N A V S . H A R R I S O N CLASS AAAAAA SKINNY

Familiarity will play a big factor as the two Region 6-AAAAAA rivals face off for the second time this season. Both offenses struggled in the previous meeting: Harrison quarterback Gavin Hall finished 4-of-9 passing for 46 yards and one touchdown with one interception while the running game picked up 111 yards off its 34 combined carries. Allatoona quarterback Danté Marshall completed just five of 16 attempts for 118 yards and had two touchdowns to go with two interceptions. The Bucs’ running game picked up just 109 yards on 32 total carries. Expect both coaching staffs to be hard at work installing game plans that can open up opportunities that were hard to come by the last time around.

ALLATOONA BUCCANEERS

HARRISON HOYAS

(Acworth, GA) • Red, Black & Silver

# Name 1 Asante Das 2 Danté Marshall 3 Angelo Govan 4 Zach Jackson 5 Shane Tesler 6 Cameron Carty 7 Alex Wilson 8 Logan Crossfield 9 Brett Blomquist 10 Elan Hall 11 Will Mosely 12 Owen Brody 13 Fisher Paulsen 14 Grayson Stille 15 Bryson Arnold 16 Jay Ellison 17 Jylan Thomas 18 Marcus Taylor 19 Troy Glenn 20 Tyler McGuire 21 Kole Bratton 22 Kevin Kesser 23 Dequori Garrett 24 Michael Austin 25 Jamal Boyd 26 Hunter Paulsen 27 Sam Ellison 28 Julian McCrae 29 Steven Kesser 30 Caleb Moore 31 Calvin Rucker 32 Carter Beck 33 Kristian Graham 34 Dean Maddox 35 Justin Quince 36 Stephon Anderson 37 Michael Barron 38 Ben Crawley 39 Kelsey Graham 40 Enoch Edusei 41 Lamar Franklin 42 Cody King 43 Cole Obidowski 44 DJ Richards 45 Eli Nganga 46 Mikah Hubbard 47 Jordan Vance

Gr. Pos. 12 WR 12 QB 12 WR 11 WR 12 DB 12 LB, DL 12 RB 11 DB 11 DB 11 QB 10 DB 10 QB 11 DB 12 WR 10 DB 11 FB 10 RB 10 RB 11 RB 9 QB 11 DB 11 LB 11 RB 12 DB 12 LB 11 LB 11 FB 10 DB 10 LB 10 DB 12 LB 11 LB 12 DB 11 RB 11 FB 11 FB 10 QB 11 QB 10 DB 12 LB 12 DB 10 LB 10 LB 11 FB 10 LB 12 OL 11 WR

48 49 50 51 52 53 54 55 56 57 58 59 60 62 63 64 66 67 68 69 70 71 72 73 74 75 76 77 78 79 80 81 82 83 85 86 87 88 89 90 91 92 93 94 95 96 99

Ian Johnson Traven Eaddy Ryan Smith Vinnie Canosa Ty Thompson Havik Pettigrew Gavin Tatum Josiah Hood Jack Zimmerman Drew Lawrence JD Rainwater Michael Bolen Jeremiah Hood Donovan Curry Alexander Bull Ryan Blank Julian Barragan Anthony Godwin Aden Godwin Aaron Godwin Jackson Fountain Harrison McFarlin Colin Westfelt Matthew Hess Nick Lundeberg Daniel Scotto Ryan Smith Jack Walper BJ Kemp Justin Gilbert Colin Albert Bryce Herring Joseph Brazier Jude Kelly Collin Cassanelli Michael Davis Bennett Christian Chris Richards Ty Bouyer Jonathan West Eric Carty Akeel Jones James Watts Maurice Patterson Shukrani Ooko Nasir Muhammed Alex Stanford

Head Coach: Gary Varner

(Kennesaw, GA) • Navy, Kelly Green & White 10 10 11 9 10 10 11 11 11 12 10 10 11 11 10 10 11 11 11 11 11 10 12 11 12 12 10 12 10 11 11 1O 11 12 10 10 10 11 12 12 12 10 11 11 11 11 10

FB DB LB LB LB OL OL DL, LB DL OL OL OL DL, LB OL TE OL OL OL OL OL K, P OL LS OL OL DL OL OL OL DL WR WR WR K, P WR WR TE WR WR DL DL, LB LB DL DL DL TE K

Assistant Coaches: Brett Hubinger, Jeremy Anderson, Scott Lewis, David Clinton, Casey Linch, Barry Cox, Mike Linch, Troy Petersen, Seth Cross, Mike Dennison, Brad Dodd, Vince Rodgers, David Eeles, Xavier Smith, Johnny Tilton, Erik Fridborg, Emmett Hill, Jonathan Wishon

# Name 1 James Ziglor III 2 Nathan Vail 3 Mason Babay 4 Michael Kalafut 6 David Roberts 7 Justin Lewis 8 Tommy Pollack 9 Gavin Spratt 11 Dayln Rice 12 Jake Walling 13 DJ Panu 16 Brennan Viera 17 George Kouvelas 18 Gavin Hall 19 Ryan Smith 20 Ak’bar Shabazz II 21 Victor Pless 22 Marques Owens 23 Brandon Carter 24 Hampton Crook 25 Charles Remy 26 Cameron Hunt 27 Malakai Taft 28 Lawson Touchstone 29 Jared Montour 30 Micah Lott 31 Trenton Hayberg 32 Marcus Bleazard 33 Caleb Williamson 34 Garrett Pate 35 Brandon Godfrey 36 Ed Lynch 37 Lawson Willard 39 Corey Fields 40 Ben Bergeron 41 Nicholas Sutton 43 Blake Kerce 44 Mason Bollin 45 Emmett Hill 46 Noah Anderson 47 Myles Hill 48 Akhnation Shabazz

Gr. Pos. 11 RB, DB 10 S, ATH 12 RB, DB 12 DB, RB 12 RB 12 QB 10 DB, RB 12 FS, DB 12 WR, P 10 QB 12 WR 12 WR, DB 12 LB 12 QB 12 MLB 11 CB, WR 12 CB, RB 11 WR, DB 12 CB 12 CB, SB 11 OLB, RB 11 RB 12 DB, OLB, RB 12 DT, MLB 10 RB, DB 12 DB, RB 10 FB, S 11 OLB, MLB 12 OLB, RB 10 WR, DB 10 RB, OLB 11 DB, RB 10 OLB, WR 10 DB, WR 10 LB, S 10 RB, DB 12 LB 12 TE, DE 10 RB, LB 10 WR, DB 11 RB, OLB 12 LB, RB

49 50 51 52 53 54 55 56 57 58 59 60 61 62 63 65 66 67 69 70 71 72 73 75 77 78 79 80 81 83 84 85 86 89 90 91 92 93 96 97 98 99

Ryan Sutton Parker Lantz Josh Davis Garrett Clere Cole Storey Austin Nobis Cole Simmer Davion Hood Sean Santos Victor Garza-White Reiton Allen Luke Praser Blake Petty Peyton Bumpers Nicholas Springer Aaron Crambert Owen Mcguire Gavin Gnagey Tate Mowery Tonny Garcia Tate Harmon Elijah Towne Luke McCool Bridger Tomberlin Pete Tatum Mason Hall Ethan Hellman Owen Lantz Dylan Beazley Justin Bowick Timothy Sturdivant Bryce Stanfield Kirby Sandefur Cody Gast Christian Lowery Jayant Singh Niklas Franke Austin Holmes Rowan Swingley AJ Daniels Nick Charles Micaiah Bell

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

DE, TE LB, OL MLB, G DL, OL C, LS LB, OL OL, DL DL OL, DL OL, DL OL OL, LB OL, DL OL, DL OL, DL OL, DL OL, LB DE, OL OL, DL OL, DL OL, DL DL, OL OL, DL C, LS DL, OL DL, OL T, NG DB, WR WR, DB WR WR, DB DE, TE WR DE, MLB K, P DB LB, TE LB LB, TE K, P DL, TE DE, OLB

Head Coach: Matt Dickmann

Assistant Coaches: Josh Cassidy, Mitch Henghold, Bobby Thompson, Bobby Fisher, Thomas Hanson, BJ Lock, Jeff Meese, Craig Page, Josh Walker, Nick Williamson

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Class AAAAA

Buford vs. Warner Robins Friday, December 13 | 4:30 PM By Seth Ellerbee

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BUFORD 13-1, REGION 8 NO. 2 SEED

uford lost a stunner to Clarke Central 31-28 in the final game of the regular season and then carried the Region 8-AAAAA No. 2 seed to the state championship. From 2000-16, Buford won 10 state championships and lost in five championship games. Since 2000, its worst finishes were quarterfinal exits in 2005, 2006 and last year. From 2007-16 the Wolves were in the championship game in each of the 10 seasons with victories in 2007-10 and 2012-14. In his first season as head coach, Bryant Appling has continued the expected levels of success at Buford. The Wolves pride themselves on defense, and in their 29-0 semifinal victory over Jones County, Buford sacked Jones County quarterback Hunter Costlow six times and got a safety while holding the Greyhounds to just 33 rushing yards. Against Jones, Buford gained 287 yards on the ground and controlled the clock to perfection. Its offensive line allowed running back Victor Venn 14 carries, 108 yards and two touchdowns.

2019 RESULTS JONESBORO..................................................41-0 W MILTON.......................................................26-23 W LIFE CHRISTIAN (VA)..................................33-32 W NEWTON......................................................42-14 W ARCHER......................................................29-28 W JOHNSON-GAINESVILLE..............................56-7 W CEDAR SHOALS...........................................31-13 W

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LOGANVILLE.................................................30-7 W WALNUT GROVE............................................49-0 W CLARKE CENTRAL........................................31-28 L DECATUR.......................................................43-6 W WARE COUNTY............................................ 34-6 W CARROLLTON..............................................24-21 W JONES COUNTY.............................................29-0 W

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WARNER ROBINS 13-1, REGION 1 NO. 1 SEED

arner Robins lost to Rome at home in the championship game in 2017 after snowy conditions postponed the games at Mercedes-Benz Stadium. Then, after losing in a marathon triple-overtime thriller to Bainbridge 47-41 in the championship game last year at Mercedes-Benz Stadium, the Demons enter this year’s championship with a title-sized chip on their shoulders. Warner Robins is in the hunt for its fifth state title and first since 2004 after winning in 1976, 1981 and 1988. In the semifinals, the Demons displayed why the offense has been lauded all season with a 55-3 victory over Starr’s Mill. Junior quarterback Jalen Addie is 144-of-278 passing for 2,297 yards and 23 touchdowns. Armon Porter, Ty Carr and Marcayll Jones are favorite targets. On the ground, Addie, Jalen Rutherford, Ahmad Walker and James Smith are threats. The Demons enter the title game scoring 35.7 points per game.

2019 RESULTS TIFT COUNTY...............................................24-10 W LOCUST GROVE.............................................43-7 W BALDWIN....................................................37-14 W COLQUITT COUNTY.......................................31-14 L NORTHSIDE-WARNER ROBINS.....................39-0 W HOUSTON COUNTY......................................29-14 W HARRIS COUNTY.........................................37-22 W

THOMAS COUNTY CENTRAL........................45-10 W BAINBRIDGE...............................................28-21 W VETERANS..................................................47-17 W JONESBORO..................................................28-7 W ROME..........................................................25-17 W CLARKE CENTRAL.......................................49-14 W STARR’S MILL...............................................55-3 W


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B U F O R D V S . WA R N E R R O B I N S CLASS AAAAA SKINNY

A total of 15 football championships are in the trophy cases between Buford and Warner Robins and, although both teams enter the championship game with firstyear head coaches, the traditions of success have continued in 2019. Bryant Appling took the reins of a Buford program that saw the departure of John Ford after 11-2 and 10-3 records in 2017 and 2018. Appling was a Buford assistant for 15 years prior to the promotion. Marquis Westbrook took the head coaching job at Warner Robins after Mike Chastain’s departure to Jones County, which Buford beat in the semifinals on the road 29-0. Warner Robins wants to punch through after losing to Bainbridge in last year’s title game and Rome two years ago. Buford’s last finals appearances were losses in back-to-back championship games in 2015 and 2016.

BUFORD WOLVES

WARNER ROBINS DEMONS

(Buford, GA) • Green, Gold & White # Name 1 T Lee 3 Elijah Turner 4 Jamarius Isaac 5 Xalan Taylor 5 Jacob Galbraith 6 Javen Sadler 8 Amari Wansley 9 Brandon Castro 10 Justice Johnson 11 Jackson Powell 12 Ashton Daniels 13 Malik Williams 13 Nathan Galbraith 14 Jarvis Evans 15 Julien Lewis 15 William Harkness 16 Dylan Lesko 17 Dylan Wittke 18 Ace Edwards 18 Wyatt Getz 19 Ryan Rettenmeyer 20 Jason Roche 21 Jalen Huff 22 Gabe Ervin 23 Daniel Benitez 24 Zac Jenkins 24 Isaiah Bond 25 Victor Venn 26 Elijah Olofintuyi 27 Nate Castleman 27 EJ Adams 28 Dylan Akins 29 Nick Perry 30 Boyd Farmer 30 Victor Payne 31 Jake Pope 32 Mason McCranie 32 Adrian Osorio 33 Nate Norys 34 Carlton Holley 35 Brevin Striewe 35 Machkye Sheffield 36 Carson Garrison 36 Jake Hill 37 Jake Brittle 38 Craig Clinkscales 38 Timi Olawole 39 Tobi Olawole 40 Evan DiMaggio 40 Jake Royals 41 Ryland Gandy 42 Carter Hamby 42 Oscar Benitez 43 Malik Spencer

Gr. Pos. 12 WR, DB 12 RB, DB 12 WR, DB 12 RB, LB 10 WR, DB 12 RB, DB 11 WR, DB 11 RB, DB 12 WR, DB 12 TE, DE 10 QB 11 WR, DB 10 WR, DB 11 QB 12 WR, DB 10 QB 10 QB 9 QB 12 WR, DB 9 WR, DB 12 WR, DB 12 WR, LB 12 WR, DB 11 RB, LB 12 WR, DB 12 WR, DB 10 WR, DB 10 RB, DB 12 WR, LB 12 WR, DB 9 RB, DB 12 WR, DB 11 TE, LB 11 WR, DB 10 WR, DB 10 WR, DB 11 TE, LB 11 FB, DE 10 FB, LB 12 FB, DE 11 TE, LB 10 WR, DB 11 TE, LB 11 WR, DB 11 WR, DB 10 RB, DB 11 WR, LB 10 WR, DB 12 TE, LB 9 RB, LB 10 WR, DB 11 FB, LB 10 WR, DB 10 WR, LB

44 45 46 47 48 49 51 52 53 54 55 56 56 57 58 59 60 60 61 62 63 64 65 66 67 68 70 72 73 77 78 79 80 80 81 82 83 84 85 86 87 88 89 90 90 91 92 93 94 95 96 97 98 99

Aubrey Smith Caden Williams Eli Parks Brett Rogers Tommy Beuglas Ben Martin River Wilson Caleb Archer Luis Saenz Devon Birdwell Kevin Vindel Matthew Alexandar Jack Damron Nickolas King Seth McLaughlin Malik Cunningham Will Coffey Ian Chandler Jackson Favors Malone VanGorder Zachary Combs Mack Green Jaqwon Brown Joseph Miller Chad Maiseroulle Trevor Gutierrez Griffin Scroggs Jacob Smith Sho Mitchell TJ Lowe Zach Pacheco James Gonzalez Cole Wright Dawson Andrew Treyton Rank Ben Thompson Jaquez Sims Emmanuel Malala Hayden Olsen Jayvion Sims Christhoper Rinker Avery Siebrasse Zachary Salo Davis Peek Cole Taylor Carson Perry Jackson Perry Jordan Castro Josiah Wyatt Cristian Butler Elijah Williams Eli McElwaney Jacob Price-Williams Alejandro Mata

Head Coach: Bryant Appling

(Warner Robins, GA) • Cardinal & White 10 11 10 11 11 10 10 11 10 11 12 11 9 11 12 11 11 9 10 12 10 11 10 10 11 9 10 11 10 11 10 10 11 10 11 11 9 11 12 10 10 12 10 10 9 10 10 9 10 9 9 9 12 10

FB, LB TE, DE RB, LB TE, DE TE, DE WR, LB OL, DE OL, DT TE, DE OL, DT OL, DL OL, DT WR, LB OL, DE OL, DT OL, DT TE, DE OL, DL OL, DT OL, DT OL, DT OL, DE OL, DT OL, DE OL, DT OL, DL OL, DT OL, DT OL, DT OL, DT RB, LB OL, DE WR, DB WR, DB TE, LB WR, DB WR, DB WR, DB P, K WR, DB TE, DE WR, DB WR, DB TE, DE WR, DB TE, DE TE, DE WR, DB TE, DE RB, LB FB, DE TE, DE P, K P, K

Assistant Coaches: JJ Chatmon, Stuart Chester, Gus Condon, Drew Dasher, Fyrone Davis, Sean Gilbert, Andre Johnson, Justin Johnson, Ronald King, Devonte Mack, Kyle Manley, Dicky May, Michael May, Bryan Rogers, David Snel, Barry Walton, Matt Winslette, Chris Demaline

# Name 1 Jalen Addie 2 Marcayll Jones 3 Ty Carr 4 Jahmere Bryant 5 Taijun Galloway 6 Andre Thomas 7 Jatavious Bryant 8 Xavier Hill 9 Armon Porter 10 Christon Lane 11 Daveon Walker 12 Corey Petty 13 Kaleb Howard 14 Malachi Dee 15 Malachi Witherspoon 16 Demarcious Robinson 17 Montavious McClinton 18 Cooper Avery 19 Greg Lawson 20 D’Marion Sturn 22 Titonio Smith 23 Jonathan Allen 24 Jahlen Rutherford 25 James Smith 26 Ryan Young 28 Antwon Jackson 29 Chaveyon Buckner 30 Jacarious Carter 31 Cian Lewis 33 Camren Matthews 34 Ahmad Walker 36 Terrell Kemp 37 Chaz Sturn 38 Christian Yokley 39 Andrew McGhee 42 Jarvis McNair 43 RJ Adair 45 Jalin Baker 46 Montrez Dinkins

Gr. Pos. 11 QB 12 WR 12 WR 12 MLB 12 LB 10 LB 12 DB 11 DB, WR 11 WR 10 QB 10 WR, DB 10 WR 11 WR 12 LB 12 LB 11 LB 12 QB 9 QB 12 DB 10 DB, RB 12 DB 10 WR 11 RB, DB 12 RB, DB 11 LB 10 WR 11 LB 10 LB 9 DB 11 LB 11 LB, RB 11 LB 9 DB 11 DB 11 LB 10 DB 9 DB 10 DB 10 LB

47 48 49 51 52 53 54 55 56 57 58 60 62 66 67 71 72 73 74 75 76 77 78 79 81 82 83 84 85 86 88 89 90 91 92 93 94 95 97

Jaren McWilliams Ibrahim Jackson Marquis Jordan Jodie McCray Marshall Engledow Jahmere Bryant Jadon Pitts Manasseh Thompson Ryan Cooper Jakobi Johnson David Larkin Amontee Washington Noah Stovall Bobby Hutchinson Brandon DeLaCruz Jose Gonzalez Zack Dixon Adrian Allen Ethan Georgia Will White CJ Brooks EJ Carter Adrian Allen Brennan Long Amir Quick Marquis McKenzie Marquiz Gray Daniel Barber Cary Payne Victory Burley Jesse Manire Jackson McCook Santanna Willis Tre Carr Carl Ingram Javar Jordan Xavier Roberts Jaden Washington Christian Jones

12 DL 9 DB 9 DL 10 LB 11 OL 12 OL, TE 12 OL, DL 12 OL, DL 12 OL, DL 9 LB 11 OL 10 OL 10 OL 11 OL 10 OL 10 OL 10 OL 9 OL 11 OL 11 DL 10 OL 9 OL 9 OL 10 K 9 DB 10 DB 10 DB 9 K 11 K 9 DL 10 DL 9 K 11 DL 10 DL 9 DL 11 DL 10 DL 11 DB 11 DL

Head Coach: Marquis Westbrook

Assistant Coaches: Jeremy Avery, Tim Bynum, Kelly Chastain, Blake Davis, Darryl Davis, Dedrick Early, Jeremy Edwards, Josh Greene, Shaun Lenderman, Michael Rowley, Jordan Singletary, Stephen Stroman, Antonio Talton, Jack Taylor, Tara Upshaw, Bryan Watts

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Blessed Trinity vs. Oconee County Saturday, December 14 | 4:30 PM By Craig Sager II

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BLESSED TRINITY 13-1, REGION 7 NO. 1 SEED

wo-time defending state champion Blessed Trinity is sending a resounding message to those that doubted whether the Titans would be back on the championship stage after graduating a loaded group of seniors this past spring. The Titans avenged their lone loss this season last Friday, by cruising past Woodward Academy 46-21, and that 25-point win is the closest game that the team has seen during this current postseason run. Senior running back Elijah Green missed Blessed Trinity’s first matchup with Woodward Academy, but his presence was felt in last Friday’s matchup as he racked up 195 yards and three touchdowns in tandem with freshman Justice Haynes, who added 158 yards off 20 carries and a 53-yard score in the winning effort. The same defensive fortitude that fueled the last two championship runs has also shined this postseason and the unit has allowed just 9.5 ppg through the first four rounds.

2019 RESULTS ST. PIUS......................................................28-10 W SOUTH FORSYTH.........................................34-31 W WOODWARD ACADEMY................................13-10 L BENEDICTINE................................................28-7 W WEST HALL...................................................38-6 W DENMARK...................................................20-19 W FLOWERY BRANCH.....................................20-17 W

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CHESTATEE..................................................59-15 W MARIST.......................................................33-30 W WHITE COUNTY.............................................35-6 W TROUP COUNTY...........................................40-14 W BALDWIN......................................................35-3 W WEST LAURENS............................................31-0 W WOODWARD ACADEMY...............................46-21 W

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OCONEE COUNTY 13-1, REGION 8 NO. 1 SEED

conee County has been eliminated in the first round each of the past three seasons, but this year’s Warriors team has strung together an impressive postseason run that has them in the championship for the first time since 1999. The Warriors’ latest playoff victory was a 35-28 triumph over Sandy Creek, the classification’s highest-scoring offense. Senior quarterback and LSU commit Max Johnson was huge for the Warriors, with two touchdown passes and two rushing scores. This performance came after Johnson’s 18-of-24 outing and two touchdown passes led Oconee County to a 17-7 win over Marist in the quarterfinals. In Oconee County’s 39-7 win over Perry in the second round, Johnson went 19-of-23 passing for 253 yards and five touchdowns through the air. This postseason, Johnson has accounted for 10 passing touchdowns and three rushing scores. The Warriors’ passing attack also features 6-foot-2 senior Ben Noland and 6-foot-6 sophomore Jake Johnson.

2019 RESULTS JEFFERSON.................................................21-20 W CLARKE CENTRAL........................................28-21 L SPALDING...................................................35-13 W MORGAN COUNTY.........................................34-6 W CEDAR SHOALS.............................................34-0 W WINDER-BARROW......................................21-13 W ST. PIUS........................................................21-7 W

STEPHENS COUNTY....................................41-14 W NORTH OCONEE............................................35-7 W MADISON COUNTY......................................42-14 W NORTHWEST WHITFIELD.............................41-14 W PERRY...........................................................39-7 W MARIST.........................................................17-7 W SANDY CREEK.............................................35-28 W


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B L E S S E D T R I N I T Y V S . O C O N E E C O. CLASS AAAA SKINNY Blessed Trinity has a knack for limiting opponents with talented quarterbacks and Saturday will put the Titans to the test as red-hot Oconee County quarterback Max Johnson takes the field. The Titans have already tallied 41 total sacks this season heading into the matchup. The Oconee County defense enters the matchup allowing just 12.7 ppg, but the Blessed Trinity running attack is going to be a big test for the Warriors. Leading the Titans’ backfield is 3-star senior and UNC commit Elijah Green, a physical playmaker and the son of former NFL safety Victor Green. The younger Green carried the ball 23 times in the semifinals as he racked up 195 yards and three touchdowns.

OCONEE COUNTY WARRIORS

BLESSED TRINITY TITANS

(Watkinsville, GA) • Blue & White

(Roswell, GA) • Green & Gold Pos.

37

Matt Rish

11

RB, LB

# Name

Gr.

11

RB, DB

38

Nick Pereboom

12

RB, LB

1

Tyler Dean

11

WR, DB

40

Noah Grillo

12

RB, LB

2

Elliott Martin

3

Ben Noland

4

Taylor Dean

5

# Name

Gr.

1

Jackson Hamilton

2

Carson Harof

Pos.

31

Jack Ward

9

12

CB, WR

32

Harrison Padgett

11

FB, OLB

12

WR, FS

33

Justin Coleman

11

RB, MLB

12

WR, SS

34

Jimmy Boswell

12

RB, SS

12

CB, WR

36

Whit Weeks

9

FS, LS

Zach Smith

11

WR, CB

37

Cam Eldridge

9

DE, OLB

6

Liam Lewis

11

WR, CB

38

Gabe Valdez

10

K

7

West Weeks

11

SS, QB

39

Brooks Kilzi

9

FB, MLB

WR

3

Banks Atkins

10

QB

41

Cole Cantu

12

WR, DB

4

Matthew Turner

11

RB, LB

42

Nate Matthews

12

RB, LB

5

Duncan Reavis

11

QB, DB

43

William Mitchell

10

RB, LB

6

Ashton Abrew

10

WR, DB

45

Michael Wright

12

LS

7

Nolan Tully

10

DB, RB

50

Austin Burns

12

OL, DL

8

Owen Bagwell

12

WR/DB

9

Sam Koelsch

12

TE, DE

51

Johnny Ryan

11

OL OL, DL

SS, WR

40

Dylan Babcock

12

FB, G

WR, DB

10

11

10

Jack Pirinelli

Elijah Hamm

Matt McCaffrey

52

8

10

Jake Johnson

10

WR

41

Samson Stearns

9

MLB

11

David Coltrane

11

WR, DB

OL, DL

9

13

John Collier

9

QB, DB

14

Walker Berryman

10

QB

15

Danny Muir

11

WR

16

Caleb Moran

9

TE, DE

17

Quinton Reese

12

WR, DB

18

Michael Mitchler

11

TE, LB

19

Zach Bolden

10

RB, DB

20

Matthew Franke

12

DB

21

Elijah Green

12

RB

22

Justice Haynes

9

RB

23

Luke Elliott

12

RB, LB

24

Englan Williams

11

RB, LB

25

Nic Mitchell

11

WR, DB

26

Charlie McCoy

11

WR, DB

27

Trent Schweizer

12

53

Jackson Filipowicz

12

54

Regan Smith

12

DL

10

Camden Lewis

12

OLB, MLB

42

Max Brown

12

OLB, FB

55

Myles Exeanii

11

DE

11

Nate Murphy

12

WR, FS

43

Anderson Pitts

10

OLB

57

Donnie Roch

12

DL

12

Tate Yancey

11

QB, FS

45

Drew Mitchell

10

OLB

63

Connor McGarigle

11

OL, LB

64

Christopher Turner

11

OL

13

Wyatt Shelnutt

12

WR, CB

46

Billy Lewis

9

FS

65

Piers Dudar

11

OL, DL

14

Max Johnson

12

QB

48

Nicholas Silva

9

K

68

Landen Byars

11

OL, DL

15

Grady Bartlett

10

QB

51

Jake Long

12

DE

70

Skye Richardson

9

OL, DL

16

Dylan Manders

9

QB

52

Landon Hagwood

10

G

72

Ryan Scott

10

OL, DL

17

Jack Hayes

11

SS

53

Banks Arnold

9

G

73

Peter Griffin

11

OL, DL

18

Ben Johnson

12

P, K

54

Tre Rittenberry

10

G, DT

Carson Litvin

11

CB

55

Jaquette Lester

10

DT, DE T, DT

74

Nick Pirinelli

11

OL, DL

19

75

JT Carney

12

OL

20

Landon Tate

9

QB

56

Piers Dudar

12

76

Will Beebe

11

OL, DL

21

Darius Norman

12

RB

57

Landon Kuykendall

9

G

78

Ty Furnish

11

OL

22

Darius Johnson jr.

10

CB

59

Nick Saunders

12

G, DT

RB

80

David Aranda

12

P, K

James Bryant

12

TE, DB

23

Grant Williamson

10

WR, CB

61

Frank Hailey

9

C

24

Peyton Broadnax

10

RB

62

Alex Bowden

11

T, DT

25

Rayle Luna

11

RB, OLB

64

Carsen Stocklinski

11

DE, G

26

Bo Scarborough

10

WR

66

Rob Boswell

11

G, DT

27

Dawson Houseman

11

WR, CB, LS

71

Thomas Waters

10

T, DT

28

Carsten Dowdy

12

WR, DB

81

29

Jordan McCants

10

RB, DB

82

Justin Cellilli

12

WR

30

Andrew Polakowski

12

DB

83

John Allen Riordan

12

WR

31

Claude Silfani

11

WR, DB

85

Bryce Hughes

11

TE

32

Henry Carlton

12

RB, DB

86

Joe McCoy

11

WR, DB

33

Ryan Dupont

11

RB, LB

87

Grayson Gilder

12

TE, DL

28

Da’shawn Elder

12

CB, WR

77

Cooper Bringolf

10

TE

Mikey Massicot

10

WR

78

Brandon Gaona

10

T, G

Will Fuller

10

WR

88

Seth Caldwell

12

TE, DE

34

Alex Palughi

11

RB, LB

88

Patrick Riordan

12

WR, DB

29

36

Ryan Attaway

12

RB, LB

89

Aaron Werkheiser

12

P, K

30

Head Coach: Tim McFarlin

Assistant Coaches: Chuck Goddard, Richard Barden, Tom Ryan, Mike Davidson, Leo Barker, Ryan O’Sullivan, Jermale Ransby, Alli Abrew, Chuck Price, Joe Miller, John O’Hara, Gordon Dudley, Brad Slaten, Kenny Cook, Davis Turnbull

Head Coach: Travis Noland

Assistant Coaches: Andrew Stamey, Tom Gooch, Matt Cates, Erik Kreibel, Rob Farriba, Brad Johnson, Kyle Harrison, Jon Wilson, David Weeks, Ventrail Hunter, Chad McClanahan

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2019 GHSA FALL STATE CHAMPIONS CROSS COUNTRY - BOYS

ONE-ACT PLAYS

AAAAAAA.........................................................................................................................................Walton

AAAAAAA...................................................................................................... Lambert – “She Loves Me”

Myles Collins, Archer, 15:46.77

AAAAAA.............................................................................................................Glynn Academy – “Rent”

AAAAAA....................................................................................................................................... Harrison

AAAAA................................................................ Buford – “A Gentleman’s Guide to Love and Murder”

Sully Shelton, Harrison, 16:11.41

AAAA........................................................................................ Flowery Branch – “Drowsy Chaperone”

AAAAA............................................................................................................................................Decatur

AAA..................................................................................................................... Ringgold – “Bright Star”

Anthanasius Tesfaye, Loganville, 16:19.27

AA............................................................................................................ Gordon Central – “Bright Star”

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

A-Private...................................................................................................................Brookstone – “Gray”

Justin Watchel, Mary Persons, 16:05.50

A-Public.......................................................................................... Lake Oconee Academy – “Quilters”

AAA........................................................................................................................................ Westminster Andrew Jones, North Hall, 16:18.62 AA................................................................................................................................ Oglethorpe County Griffin Stephens, Danks County, 16:44.15 A-Private.....................................................................................................................................Wesleyan Graham Blanks, Athens Academy, 15:33.32 A-Public................................................................................................................................... Commerce Brandon Martin, Commerce, 17:02.85

SOFTBALL AAAAAAA...........................................................................................................................Mountain View AAAAAA..............................................................................................................................................Pope AAAAA...................................................................................................................................Locust Grove AAAA............................................................................................................................. Heritage-Catoosa AAA............................................................................................................................................... Ringgold AA.........................................................................................................................................Banks County A-Private................................................................................................................................ Mt. de Sales A-Public.................................................................................................................................. Gordon Lee

VOLLEYBALL CROSS COUNTRY - GIRLS AAAAAAA.....................................................................................................................................Hillgrove Madelynn Cadeau, South Forsyth, 18:46.37 AAAAAA................................................................................................................................... Cambridge Kayla Gholan, Richmond Hill, 18:27.69 AAAAA..........................................................................................................................................McIntosh McKenna Trapheagen, Woodland Cartersville, 18:27.67 AAAA.............................................................................................................................................. St. Pius

AAAAAAA.........................................................................................................................................Walton AAAAAA...................................................................................................................................... Allatoona AAAAA..........................................................................................................................................McIntosh AAAA.................................................................................................................................. Blessed Trinity AAA..................................................................................................................................... Pace Academy AA/ A-Public.....................................................................................................................................Coosa A/ A-Private................................................................................................................... Hebron Christian

CHEERLEADING

Hannah Miniutti, Blessed Trinity, 18:51.49

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

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

AAAAAA.................................................................................................................................... Creekview

Mira Srinivusa, Westminster, 19:49.17

AAAAA..........................................................................................................................................McIntosh

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

AAAA........................................................................................................................................... Denmark

Zoe Sanchez, Union County, 20:06.82

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

A-Private...........................................................................................................................Holy Innocents’

AA.....................................................................................................................................................Vidalia

Erin Fagan, Landmark Christian, 19:11.83

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

A-Public................................................................................................................................. ACE Charter

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

Gracie O’Neal, Gordon Lee, 20:14.99

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

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PAST STATE CH A MPI ON S YEAR AAAAA AAAA AAA AA 1947 - - - Lanier 1948 - - - Lanier 1949 - - - Brown 1950 - - - Decatur 1951 - - - Richmond Acad. 1952 - - - Murphy 1953 - - - Grady 1954 - - - Rossville 1955 - - - TIE-Rossville/LaGrange 1956 - - Richmond Acad. Valdosta 1957 - - Northside, Atl. Valdosta 1958 - - LaGrange TIE-Avondale/Thomasville 1959 - - Albany Wayne County 1960 - - Valdosta Waycross 1961 - - Valdosta Waycross 1962 - - Valdosta Rossville 1963 - - Avondale Cedartown 1964 - - Glynn Academy Douglas County 1965 - - Valdosta West Rome 1966 - - Valdosta North Fulton 1967 - - Marietta Dalton 1968 - - Valdosta St. Pius X 1969 - - TIE-Athens/Valdosta North Springs 1970 - - Lakeside Woodward Acad. 1971 - - Valdosta Westminster 1972 - - Lakeside Southwest DeKalb 1973 - - Thomasville Southwest Atlanta 1974 - - Thomasville Americus 1975 - - Central, Macon Americus 1976 - - Warner Robins Avondale 1977 - - Clarke Central Waycross 1978 - TIE-Griffin/Valdosta Westminster East Rome 1979 - Clarke Central Redan Model 1980 - Lowndes Woodward Acad. Mary Persons 1981 - Warner Robins Waycross Commerce 1982 - Valdosta Bainbridge West Rome 1983 - Tift County Mitchell-Baker West Rome 1984 - Valdosta Thomson West Rome 1985 - Clarke Central Thomson West Rome 1986 - Valdosta Villa Rica Central, Carrollton 1987 - Morrow Worth County Central, Carrollton 1988 - Warner Robins Thomasville R.E. Lee 1989 - Valdosta Marist Mitchell-Baker 1990 - Valdosta Cairo Pepperell 1991 - LaGrange TIE-Kendrick/Lakeside, DeKalb Cartersville 1992 - Valdosta Thomas Co. Cntrl. Mitchell-Baker 1993 - Dunwoody Thomas Co. Cntrl. Greene-Taliaferro 1994 - Colquitt Co. Thomas Co. Cntrl. Washington County 1995 - SW DeKalb Josey Elbert County 1996 - Brookwood Thomas Co. Cntrl. Washington Co. 1997 - Parkview Thomas Co. Cntrl. Washington Co. 1998 - Valdosta Dougherty Carrollton 1999 - Lowndes Oconee County Cartersville 2000 Parkview Shaw Swainsboro Americus 2001 Parkview Statesboro LaGrange Americus 2002 Parkview Thomson Screven County Buford 2003 Camden Co. Marist LaGrange Buford 2004 Lowndes Warner Robins LaGrange Charlton County 2005 Lowndes Statesboro Peach County Charlton County 2006 TIE-P’tree Ridge/Roswell Northside WR Peach County TIE-Charlton Co./Dublin 2007 Lowndes Northside WR Carver, Columbus Buford 2008 Camden County Tucker Cairo Buford 2009 Camden County Sandy Creek Peach County Buford 2010 Brookwood Chattahoochee Sandy Creek Buford 2011 Grayson Tucker Burke County Calhoun YEAR AAAAAA AAAAA AAAA AAA 2012 Norcross Gainesville Sandy Creek Buford 2013 Norcross Creekside Griffin Buford 2014 Colquitt County Northside-Warner Robins Buford Calhoun 2015 Colquitt County Allatoona Cartersville Westminster YEAR AAAAAAA AAAAAA AAAAA AAAA AAA 2016 Grayson Valdosta Rome Cartersville Cedar Grove 2017 North Gwinnett Lee County Rome Blessed Trinity Calhoun 2018 Milton Lee County Bainbridge Blessed Trinity Cedar Grove

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2019 GHSA STATE FOOTBALL CHAMPIONSHIPS

Class AAA

Cedar Grove vs. Crisp County Saturday, December 14 | 1:00 PM By Seth Ellerbee

C

CEDAR GROVE 12-2, REGION 5 NO. 1 SEED

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CRISP COUNTY 11-3, REGION 1 NO. 1 SEED

edar Grove has continued where it left off after Jimmy Smith’s departure and, with the promotion of Miguel Patrick to head coach, the Saints are in good hands. Patrick led the Saints to another region title this year after Smith won 5-AAA in 2015, 2017 and 2018. Cedar Grove’s path to the final went through Fannin County 36-7 and Benedictine 49-13 before it won a rematch of last year’s title game against Peach County in the quarterfinals 36-3. In its 28-18 semifinal victory over GAC, Cedar Grove never trailed but relied on a touchdown run from running back Chavon Wright late in the fourth quarter to extend its lead and secure the championship berth. Against GAC, quarterback Austin Smith was 8-of-10 passing for 138 yards and a touchdown pass to Langston White. Backs Chavon Wright and Rashod Dubinion will prove a test for Crisp County’s defense. Linebacker Isaiah Ratcliff and defensive end Alvin Williams anchor the Saints defense. Sophomore Janiran Bonner and senior Coreyon Cone have been productive wideouts.

he Cougars are in the championship game for the first time in school history, dating to 1957; however, Crisp County’s predecessor school, Cordele, did win the Class B championship in 1951. Crisp advanced to the finals after a smothering defensive effort against Jenkins in the semis. Jenkins entered the game averaging 40 points per game and the Cougars managed a 14-6 victory. Brad Harber is the 17th coach in Crisp County history and the first to find a path to the championship game. Crisp is relatively balanced but favors the run, averaging 207 rushing and 116 passing yards per game. Sophomore running back Marquise Palmer anchors the run game and has 233 carries for 1,512 yards and 16 touchdowns. Junior quarterback A.J. Lofton is 66-of-103 passing for 861 yards and six touchdowns. Lofton adds 169 carries for 1,043 yards and 13 rushing touchdowns.

2019 RESULTS

2019 RESULTS

HAPEVILLE CHARTER..................................26-16 W CENTRAL PHENIX (AL).................................24-20 L VALOR CHRISTIAN (CO)..............................27-17 W MCEACHERN..................................................29-7 L LOVETT........................................................41-17 W REDAN..........................................................57-0 W TOWERS........................................................60-0 W

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WESTMINSTER..............................................21-0 W PACE ACADEMY..........................................40-10 W STONE MOUNTAIN.........................................31-0 W FANNIN COUNTY...........................................36-7 W BENEDICTINE..............................................49-13 W PEACH COUNTY.............................................36-3 W GAC.............................................................28-18 W

AMERICUS-SUMTER...................................29-14 W WEST LAURENS...........................................16-13 L DUTCHTOWN................................................19-17 L TIFT COUNTY...............................................27-14 W SOUTH GWINNETT.......................................24-21 W BAINBRIDGE..................................................14-9 L THOMASVILLE.............................................32-14 W

MONROE.......................................................33-6 W WORTH COUNTY............................................43-0 W COOK............................................................35-7 W SOUTHEAST BULLOCH..................................46-0 W NORTH HALL.................................................41-3 W JEFFERSON.................................................22-20 W JENKINS.......................................................14-6 W


DECEMBER 13 & 14, 2019

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

Cedar Grove is competing for a state championship for the third time in four years and is looking to defend its title after Jadon Haselwood’s game-winning touchdown reception last season, which handed Peach County its second title loss in a row. Crisp County, on the other hand, is in the championship game for the first time since the program’s first season in 1957 and is looking to make history for the city of Cordele. Cedar Grove enters the title game with a first-year coach, Miguel Patrick, after Jimmy Smith accepted a job on Georgia State’s staff. Brad Harber has been at Crisp County since 2017, after Shelton Felton left for the college ranks. Crisp and Cedar Grove have met once, in the semifinals in 2016 when a Felton-led Crisp program lost to Cedar Grove 55-0.

CRISP COUNTY COUGARS

CEDAR GROVE SAINTS

(Cordele, GA) • Royal Blue & Gold

(Ellenwood, GA) • Navy Blue & Columbia Blue # Name

Gr.

1

12

Isaiah Ratcliff

# Name

Gr.

Pos.

36

Dylan Davis

9

QB, MLB

OLB, MLB

1

AJ Lofton

11

QB, FS

37

Adrion Holton

9

CB, WR

2

Marquise Palmer

10

RB, FS, SS

39

Calvarious Armstrong

9

WR, SS

3

Jynick Mainor

12

WR, FS

42

David Mitchell.

9

P, K

4

Jack Carter

10

QB

43

Ethan Pollock

10

OLB, TE, T

5

Eddie Reese

12

WR, SS

44

Trenton Richey

12

MLB, DE

6

Damion Cross

12

CB, WR

45

Wesley Blunt

11

DE

DE, OLB, T

46

Demarion Williams

10

MLB

51

Courtney Griffin

11

T

52

Perici Gaines

11

NG

54

Aaron Walker

9

DE, G

55

Pete Bass

12

DE, DT

55

Jh’quan Bass

12

DT, DE

56

Mekih Hill

11

T, DE

57

Colton Oliver

12

G, NG

58

Ajailyn Johnson

12

C, G

59

Jaylyn Weitman

9

LS

60

Kalzayvian Ray

11

DE

61

Amarion Mckensey

10

C, NG

62

Hunter Swearingen

9

C, DT

65

Edward Staley

11

T, DE

66

Ryan Clark

11

G, DE

70

AJ Duncan

12

G, C

75

Kevion Barron

9

NG, T P, K

Pos.

33

Kayin Lee

9

CB

OLB, RB

34

Sean Otoo

12

2

Alvin Williams

12

DE, DT

35

Jarvarius Sims

11

DB

4

Austin Smith

11

QB

36

WIlliam Flounory

11

LB

5

Chavon Wright

12

RB

37

Brinson Modest

11

DB

6

Travis Rivers

12

SS

38

Montego Johnson

11

DB

7

Rashod Dubinion

10

RB

40

Ventrilo Dunlap

9

RB

7

Nick Mercer

11

9

Jordan Grier

11

SS, CB

44

Everett Roussaw Jr.

9

DE

8

Kamron Moate

12

NG, DE

Preston Lavant

11

OLB, TE

10

Coreyon Cone

12

WR

45

Naeshawn Parsons

9

RB

9

12

Eric Harper

12

QB

46

Jared Holiday

10

MLB

10

J’kobe Harris

11

WR, CB

13

Janiran Bonner

10

WR

50

Demarius Jackson

11

DT, NG

11

Latrelvin Blackamore

11

MLB, FB

12

Ahmad Brown

9

QB, FS

13

Jj Deriso

11

RB, CB, WR

14

Fredrick Royal

12

CB, WR

14

Latrelvin Blackamore

12

CB, FS

51

Chris Stinson

12

T, FB

15

Langston White

11

RB

52

Christen Miller

10

DE

16

Bernard Mack

9

WR

53

Adonijah Green

9

DE

15

Sirad Bryant

11

ATH, DB, WR

17

Sam Pittman

11

WR

54

David Carter

11

DE

16

Cortez Thomas

11

QB/LB

18

Barry Jackson

9

WR, QB

55

Gregory Slaton

12

C, G

17

Katorian Raines

12

WR

19

Justin Minnitee

12

OLB

61

Joseph Reed

11

DT

18

Trae Shiloh

11

WR, CB

20

Connor Richmond

12

K

21

Dakevian Taylor

11

WR, CB

22

Kanye Spivey

10

MLB, FB

23

Latravious Walker

10

WR, FS, CB

24

Jaylin Epps

11

CB, RB

20

A.J. Stafford

11

WR

62

Jeremiah Smith

12

C

21

Tee Denson

12

CB

64

Amarhi Summers

10

DT, G

22

Timothy Newman

11

RB, OLB

66

Johnnathan Stofer

12

OLB

23

David Blackmon

11

DE

67

Michael Turner

12

OL

24

Nick Brannon

12

FS

70

Jalen McCoy

11

G, C

25

Jayren Fox

12

OLB

25

Johnny Fells

11

FS, WR

72

Spencer Yeaton

11

G

27

Julian Fox

9

RB, LB

77

Dalton Yarbrough

11

26

N’Korian Newsom

12

MLB

74

Keon Watson

12

OL

28

WR

78

Daveon Williams

9

NG

27

James Moye

12

RB, CB

75

KenDell Brown

9

T

29

DJ Lewis

11

WR

79

Terrance Jackson

11

NG, C

28

Mateen Smith

11

WR

77

Brandon Hall

12

G, DT

30

Carltae Butler

10

MLB, RB

80

Kamareon Tyson

9

G, C

29

Antonio Taylor

11

FS

80

Omari Walker

11

WR

Jalin Jackson

9

SS, WR CB, WR

30

Louis Dominguez

11

P, K

82

Koby Taylor

12

WR

31

Zaire Prioleau

11

FS, SS

90

Tyoderick Justice

12

32

Domonique Davis II

11

SS,FS

99

Rodjel Caine

12

Head Coach: Miguel Patrick

Assistant Coaches: Michael Martin, Lawrence Smith, John Adams, Craig Kyros, Henry Mabry, Patrick Prioleau, Kendrick Callier, TJ Hill, Frederick Sippial, Matt Dry

Semaj Chatfield

9

31

Antorio Morgan

11

RB

81

32

Dj Smith

10

MLB

83

Michael Waters

9

33

Jeremiah Bolden

11

CB, SB

85

Da’jailyn Taylor

9

WR

DE, MLB

34

Ian Kleckley

9

RB, OLB

88

Jaylen Smith

10

WR, CB

K

35

Javan Hardemon

11

OLB, TE

89

Jamarion Troutman

9

CB, WR

Head Coach: Brad Harber

Assistant Coaches: Jeff Wilson, Jim Avera, Donald Vandygriff, Brett Hall, Jim Hughes, Semeric McCurdy, Robert Houston, Horace Clark, Scott McCarty

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2019 GHSA STATE FOOTBALL CHAMPIONSHIPS

Class AA

Brooks County vs. Dublin Friday, December 13 | 1:00 PM By Seth Ellerbee

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BROOKS COUNTY 10-4, REGION 1 NO. 2 SEED

rooks County is riding momentum from its semifinal victory over Callaway, when it took a 20-0 lead early only to see it vanish when Callaway took a 35-26 lead late in the third quarter. The Trojans cut the lead to 35-33 and recaptured the lead with 8:14 left to take the 39-35 victory. Brooks is in its first finals appearance since its 1994 championship. The Trojans lost in the semifinals in 1997, 2008, 2013, 2014 and 2017. Brooks County is relatively balanced and averages 230 rushing and 149 passing yards per game. Junior quarterback Ni’Tavion Burrus leads the offense and is 122-of-215 passing for 1,970 yards and 21 touchdowns with 130 carries for 658 yards and eight touchdowns. Sophomore back Omari Arnold leads the ground game and has 195 carries for 1,697 yards and 21 touchdowns. Sophomore Willie Brown, senior Raquan Manning and senior Devin Edwards are favorite wideouts.

2019 RESULTS MITCHELL COUNTY.....................................63-50 W CLINCH COUNTY..........................................38-14 L BAINBRIDGE................................................27-26 L DUBLIN........................................................49-35 L THOMAS COUNTY CENTRAL........................38-22 W B.E.S.T. ACADEMY.........................................54-8 W THOMASVILLE..............................................31-20 L

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EARLY COUNTY...........................................28-13 W FITZGERALD................................................28-24 W BERRIEN.......................................................42-6 W WASHINGTON COUNTY................................42-14 W ROCKMART...................................................41-3 W METTER.........................................................35-6 W CALLAWAY..................................................39-35 W

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DUBLIN 13-1, REGION 3 NO. 1 SEED

ublin features one of the most prolific and productive backfields in the class, if not the state, and Brooks County’s defense will be tested by it. The Fighting Irish average 413 rushing and not quite 30 passing yards per game. Last week in the 55-45 semifinal victory over Thomasville, running back Jacques Evans, a 6-foot-2, 230-pound senior, rushed for 280 yards and five touchdowns — in the first half. He finished with 380 yards. On the season, Evans has rushed for 2,559 yards and 43 touchdowns to lead the running backs. Senior Zion Kemp and Marcus Adams will also threaten defenders from the backfield. Kemp, Adams and Evans have combined for over 5,000 yards and 70 touchdowns on the ground. Junior quarterback Markelle Mitchell has only attempted 27 passes and of his 13 receptions, seven went for touchdowns. He adds 55 carries for 148 yards and six touchdowns behind Dublin’s big three backs.

2019 RESULTS EMANUEL COUNTY INSTITUTE......................21-0 W SWAINSBORO.............................................35-13 W BROOKS COUNTY........................................49-35 W EAST LAURENS...........................................77-13 W BLECKLEY COUNTY.....................................41-32 W DODGE COUNTY............................................35-6 W SOUTHWEST................................................70-16 W

NORTHEAST................................................56-21 W SUWANNEE (FL)..........................................77-48 W WASHINGTON COUNTY.................................27-23 L EARLY COUNTY.............................................32-9 W BREMEN......................................................45-26 W HAPEVILLE CHARTER..................................35-12 W THOMASVILLE.............................................55-45 W


DECEMBER 13 & 14, 2019

BROOKS COUNTY VS. DUBLIN CLASS AA SKINNY The teams have met just two times, once in each of the past two seasons. In 2018, Brooks County enjoyed a 13-10 victory in the regular season, and this year, Dublin took the 49-35 victory. Head coach Roger Holmes has been at Dublin since 2002 and has a 160-59-1 record during his stint leading the Fighting Irish. He led Dublin to a state championship tie with Charlton County in Class AA in 2006, its first title since 1963. Dublin also won championships in back-to-back seasons in 1959-60. Head coach Maurice Freeman came back to Brooks County in 2008 and has led the Trojans to the playoffs in each season. During his first stint as head coach at Brooks County from 1994-97, Freeman won a state title in 1994 after beating Manchester 20-0.

BROOKS COUNTY TROJANS

DUBLIN FIGHTING IRISH

(Quitman, GA) • Red, White & Blue

# Name

Gr.

2

Ni’tavion Burrus

3

(Dublin, GA) • Green & Gold

Pos.

36

Christian Edgerton

10

MLB

11

QB, FS

39

Kevon Grice

12

Travis Wright jr.

12

OLB, TE

40

James Huewitt

4

Devin Edwards

12

WR, OLB

44

5

Rahiem Miley

12

OLB

7

Tyrek Thomas

12

CB, FS

8

Raquan Manning

12

WR

9

Joaquinn Dawson

11

DE, P

10

Omari Arnold

10

RB, QB

11

J’shawn Baker

11

DE

12

Camron Priest

11

MLB

13

Willie Brown

11

WR

14

Jamaurion Fountain

10

WR, CB

16

Wisdom Harris

10

WR

17

Tramaine Demps

10

WR

Pos.

35

Quonimous Lattimore

10

WB, DB

12

WB, LB

40

Domonic Dardy

10

RB, RB, OLB

Romello Height

12

DE, WR

41

Dailyn Jordan

10

WB, DB

4

Markelle Mitchell

11

QB, FS

42

Menelyk Madison

9

TE, OLB, SB

5

Arshon James

12

TE, DB

43

Jamarion Stewart

9

FB, LB

6

Marcus Adams

12

RB, CB

50

Nate Gregory

11

G, DE

7

Jaquarius Evans

9

QB, CB, CB

51

Jarvis Jones

12

OL, DL

8

Benjamin Griffin

11

WB, LB

52

De’mondre Rhyne

11

T, DT, DT

DL

9

Jaques Evans

12

LB, FB, DE

53

Darius Stanley

11

OL, DL

10

T, DT

10

Jarvis Rozier

12

FB, OLB

54

Ahmad Lattimore

12

DE, OT

Aaron Burchell

10

G

11

Jiquarion Mundie

11

WB, DB

55

Jalen Carter

12

MLB, G

58

Tavis White

10

DT, T, T

12

Josh Isaac

11

FB, OLB, K

56

Tyreke Wilburn

10

OL, DE

59

Kris Garcia

12

DE, T

13

J’Ven Street

12

WR, DB

57

Steven Slaughter

11

OL, DL

60

Jakobee Mitchell

12

T, DT

14

D.J. Wright

12

WR, CB

60

Nadaniel Ford

11

MLB

WR, CB, CB

G, OLB

T

10

12

10

Tyler Wright

Ty McRae

Charon Wilson

15

61

64

16

Gabriel Guyton

11

RB, CB

63

Khalil White

12

DT, C

65

Dylan Thompson

11

DT, DE

18

Kendell Wade

11

QB, FS

65

Desmond Gilbert

9

G

66

Jamaurice Gray

9

OL, DE

19

Justice Bledsoe

12

FS, FS, CB

67

Montavious Thompkins

11

OL, DL

68

Chris Mickens

12

C, DT

20

Jamal Sanders

12

WR, SS

72

Zachary Gardner

9

OL, DL

73

Aaron Burchell

11

C

21

Terell Harris

12

QB, DE

73

Caleb Hall

10

DT

75

Stephon Johnson

12

G, DT

24

Elijah Kates

11

RB, CB

74

Berrick Wadley

12

OL

25

Jaquan Stanley

9

WB, DB

76

Jeremy Stuckey

12

C, DT

26

Jaquan Willis

10

FB, LB

77

Jalen Hazley

12

C, DT

27

David Folosom

10

WR, DB

79

Eric Brown

9

C, G

# Name

Gr.

RB, CB

1

Zion Kemp

11

MLB

3

Jeremiah Henderson

9

OLB, RB

48

Datravion Williams

9

RB, MLB

49

Benjamin Lane

9

CB

50

Joseph Leverett

11

C, MLB

52

Deandre Graham

11

53

Hunter Brinson

56

18

Ethan Bell

11

TE, DE

20

Kamari Blankumsee

9

CB

21

Derrick Woods

11

RB, FB

22

Jamal Sanders

9

QB

23

Devon Demaranville

11

WR

28

Saveon Cason

9

CB, CB, FS

76

Zachary Gardner

12

G

29

Gregory Colston

10

OLB, WR

81

Trey Jackson

10

WR, DE

30

Cenquaz Perry

9

RB, WR, CB

83

Noah Yearby

9

WR, DB

28

J. T. Wright

10

RB, CB

80

Kevin Coley

9

WB, DB

Exzavion Chappell

9

WR

29

Qua Ashley

10

WB, DB

81

Dennis Wilcher

10

OLB, OLB, TE

31

Sidney McCloud

9

RB, DB

84

32

Ernest Whitfield

12

OLB, RB

88

Di’lon Harvey

9

WR, DE

30

Antonio Benjamin

9

WR

82

Trai Baldwin

9

WR

33

Reagan Chastain

9

K

89

Jaden Corea

9

WR

34

Kevon Grice

11

TE

83

John William Potter

10

K

Head Coach: Maurice Freeman

Assistant Coaches: Kyle Wilson, Brandon Evans, Marvin Mitchell, James Brown, Lamar Thomas, Tommy Jackson, Josh MacFather, Troy Gay, Phillip Moore, Alan Griffin, Simmie Jackson, Dylan Baker, Charles Perry

Head Coach: Roger Holmes

Assistant Coaches: Nick Collins, Matt Starley, Riley Holmes, Derrick Brown, Matthew Pogue, Joe Stubbs, Sheldon Ward, Derrick Harris, Jonathan Morris, George Hagler, Brandon Walden, Melissa McDuffie

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2019 GHSA STATE FOOTBALL CHAMPIONSHIPS

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2019 GHSA STATE FOOTBALL CHAMPIONSHIPS

Class A-Public

Irwin County vs. Marion County Saturday, December 14 | 10:00 AM By Craig Sager II

Photo courtesy of Irwin County Indians

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IRWIN COUNTY 12-0, REGION 2 NO. 1 SEED

op seed Irwin County is in the finals for the fifth time in the past six seasons, but will be looking for its first championship victory since 1975 when it takes the field. The Indians have been on a mission this season, compiling a flawless 12-0 record that includes a whopping 35.9 average margin of victory. The Indians did all their scoring in the second half in the semifinals as they ran away with a 36-0 win over two-time defending state champion Clinch County. Defensively, Gabriel Benyard returned an interception for a touchdown and Jordan Payne had a fumble recovery touchdown. The two scores gave the Irwin County defense a combined 62 points scored on the year and the group has only allowed 56 points, a statistic indicative of how dominant the Indians’ defense has been all year long.

2019 RESULTS BERRIEN.......................................................42-7 W FITZGERALD..................................................35-8 W MT. PARAN CHRISTIAN.............................CANCELED CLINCH COUNTY...........................................14-0 W TELFAIR COUNTY..........................................45-7 W CHARLTON COUNTY.......................................56-0 W LANIER COUNTY............................................41-0 W

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WILCOX COUNTY...........................................16-0 W ATKINSON COUNTY.......................................52-0 W TURNER COUNTY..........................................49-0 W CHATTAHOOCHEE COUNTY..........................47-22 W MANCHESTER.............................................54-12 W CLINCH COUNTY...........................................36-0 W

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MARION COUNTY 11-2, REGION 4 NO. 1 SEED

arion County is making its first championship appearance since 2013 when the program topped Charlton County 12-3 for its first-ever state crown. The Eagles carry an eight-game winning streak into the finals and are fresh off a 42-25 comeback victory over Pelham in the semifinals. Marion County roared back from a 25-14 third-quarter deficit with 28 unanswered points to top the Hornets. Brandon Thomas and Trice McCannon each rushed for Marion County touchdowns in the first half to keep the Eagles in striking distance and then dominated the second half. McCannon’s 45-yard touchdown pass to Thomas with 6:34 left in the third quarter brought Marion County within 25-20 heading into the final frame. McCannon found Thomas on a 9-yard touchdown reception early in the fourth quarter to give the Eagles a 28-25 lead. Thomas added a 67-yard rushing touchdown with five minutes left and then McCannon capped the scoring with a 3-yard run.

2019 RESULTS SCHLEY COUNTY...........................................14-0 W CHATTAHOOCHEE COUNTY............................41-8 W PACELLI........................................................47-0 W BLECKLEY COUNTY......................................43-28 L MANCHESTER..............................................43-14 L GREENVILLE...............................................47-22 W BROOKSTONE.............................................32-13 W

CENTRAL-TALBOTTON................................42-14 W TAYLOR COUNTY...........................................43-7 W MACON COUNTY.........................................37-20 W SCHLEY COUNTY.........................................35-27 W LINCOLN COUNTY.......................................28-21 W PELHAM......................................................42-25 W


DECEMBER 13 & 14, 2019

IRWIN COUNTY VS. MARION COUNTY CLASS A-PUBLIC SKINNY

This will be the first-ever meeting between the two programs, which is an interesting dynamic considering the postseason success that the two have shared over the last decade. The combination of Marion County’s Trice McCannon and Brandon Thomas will be key if the Eagles are going to find success against the Irwin County defense. As for the Indians, they beat Clinch County 36-0 in the semifinals in a game that concluded with neither team completing a pass. Marion County will have to stop Irwin County’s rushing attack in addition to avoiding turnovers and losing the battle of field position if they are going to spoil the Indians’ bid for a perfect season.

IRWIN COUNTY INDIANS

MARION COUNTY EAGLES

(Ocilla, Ga) • Red & Black

(Buena Vista, GA) • Red & Black

Pos.

27

Bernard Herring

10

RB,

12

WR, CB

29

Lane Stephens

11

RB, CB

Donivan Thomas

11

FS, RB, OLB

32

Patrick Hicks

12

WR, CB

3

Jordan Payne

11

RB, CB

33

Matthew Payne

10

RB

4

DJ Lundy

12

FB, MLB, RB

44

Nathan Roberts

12

WR, FS, TE

5

Michael Cleveland

12

WR

50

Toby Brown

10

6

Zach Smith

12

QB, P

52

Jalen Billingsley

7

Garland Benyard

11

RB, OLB

54

8

Kam Ward

11

MLB, FB

9

Dj Searcy

12

10

Cody Soliday

11

# Name

Gr.

1

Jamorri Colson

2

Pos.

35

Dayterious Chinn

12

LB, RB

12

DE, TE

37

My’Keveon Blackshear

11

QB, DB

Trent Waycaster

11

DB, WR

40

Ky’Shaun Blackshear

9

LB

4

Markevious Kelley

10

DB, WR

45

Fred Alridge

10

G, MLB

6

Trice McCannon

12

DB, QB

50

Corey Wimbush

11

OL, DL

7

Joel Jones

10

WR, DB, QB

52

Hunter Hemingway

11

OL, DL

G, MLB

8

Jarvis Evans

12

DE, TE

53

Jonathan Ramirez

9

OL, DL

11

G, DE

10

Jabin Vincente

9

K

55

A.J. Wooddell

10

DL

Antawii Deans

10

G, MLB

11

DeChristian Hollis

11

DB, WR

56

Michael Armour

9

OL

55

Asaiah Tyson

11

DE, DT

12

AJ White

12

TE, DE

58

Will Allen

9

OL, DL

14

Caleb Minard

12

K, P

59

Brennen Welch

10

TE

WR, FS

58

Harmon Smith

11

T, C

15

Brandon Thomas

12

RB, LB

60

Ronald Romero

12

DL

9

QB

61

Bobby Collins

11

C, DT

17

Johnny Walker

12

WR, DB

62

Austin Duffey

11

OL, DE

Eli Roberts

10

TE

61

Jalen McTear

12

C, DT

18

Carmello Phillips

10

WR, SS

63

Alan Almeida

10

OL, DL

12

Gabriel Benyard

11

CB, RB

63

Ethan Apperson

11

T

19

Roderick Dixon

12

LB

64

Parker Satterwhite

12

OL, DL

14

Bryce Clements

10

TE, DE

66

Marquez Johnson

12

DE, DT

21

Calvin Josey

9

RB, LB

65

Michael Romero

10

OL

16

Bo Payne

9

RB

67

Jailen Laster

12

DT, MLB

22

Jamal Sampson

11

RB, DB

67

Alberto Contreras

9

OL

23

Corey Smith

10

DL, LB

70

Jamarkus Johnson

10

DL, OL

17

Nehemiah Mccoy

10

MLB

74

Jose Mejia

12

T, DT

25

Kendrick Hawkins

12

LB, WB

72

Luke Ogan

12

OL

18

Marcus Edwards

10

RB, CB

76

Noah Brown

10

C, T

26

Myles Jorden-King

9

WR, DB

74

Qutavious Jackson

10

DL, OL

19

Jordan Dunlap

10

RB, CB

78

Ethan Adkison

11

T

24

Ricky Smith

9

RB, FS

75

Lawson Scott

10

OL

21

JyQuez Marshall

12

TE, DE

79

Ramont Edge

12

DT

25

Derrick Taylor

11

RB, WR, CB

76

Alberto Hernandez-Chavez

9

OL

22

Eric Anderson

12

OLB, RB

80

Roland Williams

10

DE

26

Myles Jorden-King

9

WR, DB

77

Bryce Houston-Dye

12

OL

30

C.J. Way

10

QB, LB

81

Jamil King

12

WR

24

Ricky Smith

9

RB, FS

81

Gregory Hall

11

WR, FS

31

Colby Howard

11

LB, TE

84

Jaden Benefiel

10

TE, DE

25

Derrick Taylor

11

RB, WR, CB

86

Blake Underwood

12

WR

33

Jaden Long

11

WR, DE

87

Dominic Briggs

10

LB

26

Evan Ross

9

WR

90

Kevin Carver

12

DT, DE

34

Lawrence Crowell

12

RB, LB

88

Will Penoncello

10

WR

Head Coach: Buddy Nobles

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

# Name

Gr.

2

Tyleak Broadway

3

Head Coach: Chris Kirksey

Assistant Coaches: Billy Law, Richard McCorkle, Wayne Johnson, Harry Jaynes, Luke Jernigan, Scott Colter, Willie Williams, Trey Reeves, Perry Smith, Alex King, Andrew Satterwhite

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2019 GHSA STATE FOOTBALL CHAMPIONSHIPS

Class A-Private Wesleyan vs. ELCA Friday, December 13 | 10:00 AM By Seth Ellerbee

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WESLEYAN 12-2, REGION 5 NO. 9 SEED

his is the first time Wesleyan has been to the championship game since winning it all in 2008 and the Wolves are firing on all cylinders at the right time. In the playoffs, it moved past First Presbyterian 35-28, Christian Heritage 34-13, Savannah Christian 42-16 and Fellowship Christian 56-20 last week. Wesleyan is balanced and averages 192 passing and 154 rushing yards per game. Sophomore quarterback J.C. French is 189-of-281 passing for 2,680 yards and 31 touchdowns while rushing for 307 yards and 16 touchdowns on 81 carries. Sophomore Griffin Caldwell will factor in the backfield with 187 carries for 1,120 yards and 13 touchdowns. Caldwell rushed for 124 yards and two touchdowns in the semis. Senior Micah Smith has 62 receptions for 1,002 yards and 12 touchdowns to lead a receiving corps that has depth. Sophomore Cooper Blauser has 64 receptions for 927 yards and eight touchdowns, and several other receivers have been productive for the Wolves.

2019 RESULTS MEADOWCREEK..........................................30-19 W CHATTOOGA...................................................28-6 W PRINCE AVENUE CHRISTIAN.......................24-14 W OUR LADY OF MERCY...................................51-7 W HOLY INNOCENTS’..........................................31-0 L EAGLE’S LANDING CHRISTIAN ....................54-17 L MOUNT VERNON PRESBYTERIAN...............52-30 W

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LANDMARK CHRISTIAN................................45-7 W STRONG ROCK CHRISTIAN..........................45-13 W TRINITY CHRISTIAN......................................27-6 W FIRST PRESBYTERIAN................................35-38 W CHRISTIAN HERITAGE.................................34-13 W SAVANNAH CHRISTIAN...............................42-16 W FELLOWSHIP CHRISTIAN............................56-20 W

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EAGLE’S LANDING CHRISTIAN ACADEMY 12-1, REGION 5 NO. 6 SEED

ntering the playoffs, ELCA enjoyed a bye before outlasting Prince Avenue Christian 62-57, Athens Academy 28-10 and Holy Innocents’ 21-7. In its regular season 54-17 victory over Wesleyan earlier this year, senior quarterback Gabe Wright was 8-of-15 passing for 171 yards and three touchdowns. The Chargers got three rushing touchdowns each from senior back Keaton Mitchell and junior back Philip Massengale, and senior receiver Justin Robinson had five receptions for 81 yards and two touchdowns against the Wolves. Wright is 101-of-174 passing for 1,995 yards and 25 touchdowns with just three interceptions before passing for 122 yards and two touchdowns against Holy Innocents’ on the road in the semifinals. Mitchell has 214 carries for 2,029 yards and 40 touchdowns to lead the backfield. Eagle’s Landing Christian has six state titles, with five in GHSA in 2012 and 2015-18 and one in GISA in 1996.

2019 RESULTS MORROW....................................................55-13 W PACE ACADEMY............................................49-0 W HERITAGE-CONYERS...................................42-0 W HOLY INNOCENTS’.......................................42-41 W TRINITY CHRISTIAN....................................56-10 W WESLEYAN..................................................54-17 W OUR LADY OF MERCY...................................67-0 W

STRONG ROCK CHRISTIAN............................63-0 W MT. VERNON PRESBYTERIAN........................56-3 W LANDMARK CHRISTIAN................................69-0 W PRINCE AVENUE CHRISTIAN.......................62-57 W ATHENS ACADEMY......................................28-10 W HOLY INNOCENTS’.........................................21-7 W


DECEMBER 13 & 14, 2019

WESLEYAN VS. ELCA CLASS A-PRIVATE SKINNY

Eagle’s Landing Christian is going for five consecutive state championships and Wesleyan wants to spoil the party. For the past two seasons, ELCA has defeated Athens Academy in the title game after beating Aquinas in 2015 and Fellowship Christian in 2016. For Wesleyan, its best finish since 2010 was a quarterfinal exit in 2016, to go with a state championship in 2008 after beating Emanuel County Institute 33-21. The programs have met six times — once in 2010 and five times since 2016 — and ELCA has won each including a 54-17 victory earlier this season. The closest game between the programs was a 34-31 ELCA victory in 2016. Franklin Pridgen for Wesleyan and Jonathan Gess for ELCA have been the coaches in each meeting.

WESLEYAN WOLVES

EAGLE’S LANDING CHRISTIAN CHARGERS

(Norcross, GA) • Forest Green, Gold & White # Name

Gr.

1

12

Micah Smith

(McDonough, GA) • Navy, Gold & White

Pos.

31

Griffin Caldwell

10

RB, LB

# Name

Gr.

WR, DB

32

Chandler Copenhaver

10

WR, LB

1

Justin Robinson

2

Keaton Mitchell

Pos.

34

Deion Fisher

12

MLB

12

WR, CB

35

Chase Jackson

9

WR, DB

12

RB, CB

36

Tucker Hardeman

9

TB, SS

2

Andrew Van Wie

11

WR, LB, LS

33

Rj Aycox

10

RB, LB

3

Devon Dorsey

12

WR, FS

37

Jaque Holley

9

WR, DB

3

Mitchell Badciong

10

WR, DB

34

Preston Jones

12

TE, DL

4

David Wingfield

12

RB, CB

38

Allen Calderon

9

WR, DB

WR, DB

5

Cameron Sigur

10

RB, WR

41

Beau Dewberry

9

WR

7

Philip Massengale

11

QB, P

42

Austin Smith

9

FB, DL

4

Byrne Ahrenkiel

10

RB, DB

36

Lance Humphreys

9

5

Trent Bartlett

12

WR, DB

40

Luke Carroll

11

RB, LB

8

Jalan Earvin

11

DB, WR

6

Wyatt Hodges

11

WR, DB

44

Cardo Gottlich

12

RB, LB

43

Nick Lemons

9

FB, LB

9

Josh Rogers

11

RB, SB

WR, DB

45

Schley Gordy

9

TE, DL

CB, FS

OLB, DE

10

10

11

Cooper Blauser

Peter Simmons

Charis Kendall Spence

7

10

44

11

Gabe Wright

12

QB, FS

45

Jeremy Butler

12

DE, FB

12

Kaleb Anthony

11

CB, WR

46

Caleb Moran

9

OL, DL

48

Austin Fortune

9

WR, DL

49

Carlos Sagastume

12

FB

9

Josh Morris

12

WR, LB

49

Vance Nicklaus

11

TE, DE

10

Javy Martinez

12

K

50

Tanner Bivins

11

OL, DL

13

Deandre Allred

11

OLB, RB

11

Jackson Turner

11

TE, DL

51

Ethan Apperson

10

OL, DL

14

Cal Camp

11

QB

15

Jason Reynolds

10

QB, OLB

12

Bobby Cook

10

WR, DB

52

Josh Aspinwall

12

OL, LB

16

Cooper Creswell

11

WR

13

Gabriel Benyard

10

QB

53

Collin Conduah

12

OL, DL

17

Trent Hosford

11

FS, WR

16

James Hufham

10

QB, DB

54

Jaydin Brown

10

OL, DL

18

Nate Orcutt

11

LB

17

Reed Purcell

9

WR, FS, FS

55

Chris O’Sullivan

12

OL, DL

19

Christian White

10

CB, SB

20

Chris Tutt

12

CB

18

Drew Ball

10

RB, DB

56

Banks Merkl

11

OL, DL

21

Samuel Allred

11

MLB

19

Gabe Smith

9

WR, DB

57

Will Burns

10

OL, DL

22

Mason Whitlock

11

WR

21

William Bruehl

11

WR, DB

58

Nick Schaller

9

OL, DL

23

Hunter Basko

10

WR

24

Rj Johnson

9

WR, DB

22

JD Chipman

11

RB, LB, P

59

Matthew Brown

10

OL, DL

25

Colton Hood

9

ATH, DB

23

Hunter Haran

12

RB, DB

61

Parker Bowen

12

OL, DL

25

Trent Debow

9

WR, LB

62

Jackson Merkl

10

OL, LB

26

Thomas Cook

9

RB, DB

65

Evan Berry

12

12

G

12

T, DT

53

Jacob Dendy

12

T

54

Kincaid Mccammon

12

LS, C

56

Michael Clark 11

10

NG

58

William Kilpatrick

10

OL, LB

59

Jacob Jeffery

10

OL

61

Che Totimeh-Pavel

9

OL, DL

63

Chace Missouri

9

OL, DL

65

Jaydon Gay

11

T, G

70

Isaiah Haralson

11

G, C

73

Brandon Mancuso

9

OL, DL

26

Jonah McClure

10

FB, LB

27

Bobby Buckley

9

WR, SS

76

Micah McClure

12

FB, DL

WR, SS

77

Bryson Estes

11

C, T

Jack Mertz

10

OL, DL

29

Aaron Yemisrach

9

WR

79

Dj Chester

9

OL, DL

30

Colton Hardeman

10

RB, SS

83

Mac Craig

11

WR

31

Blake Mcgill

10

TB, DB

84

Alberto Sanchez

10

K

32

Charlie Gilliam

9

QB, LB

85

Hunter Hardeman

12

OLB, SS

33

Dakota Hughley

9

WR, DB

98

Marquis Black

12

NG, DE

Will Tucker

9

RB, DB

67

Joseph Cook

10

OL, DL

29

Douglas Cavin

9

RB, LB

72

Charlie Rickell

9

OL, DL

30

Matt Jones

10

TE, LB

80

Brooks Sturgeon

10

K, P

Head Coach: Franklin Pridgen

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Assistant Coaches: Candler Baxley, Stanley Davenport, Marc Khedouri, Chip Myrick, Chris Paroli, Justin Krueger, Lee Rider, Andrew Frerking, Dawson Zimmerman, Jason Turner

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Head Coach: Jonathan Gess

Assistant Coaches: Brett Collier, Jay Covington, Anthony Mitchell, Tye Black, Ray Walters, Scott Queen, Joe Bryan, Clayton McClure, Stanley Zephir, Robbie Moore, Stephanie Vasquez, Neal Dose

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