On the football field, the Fitzgerald Hurricanes held Early County to just 3 points to claim the 21-3 win and pick up their third region win of the year. They remain undefeated in class AA region 1. North Atlanta came out on top of a 47-32 barn-burner with Dunwoody to claim their second region win of the season.
Host Pickens (9-0) outscored Ridgeland 21-7 in the final three quarters of its 31-21 victory last night to secure the first region title (Region 6-AAAA) in school history.
There is only one way to describe how big Class AAA's top 10 teams played Friday night: They showed up, and they showed off.Top-10 teams that didn’t play another ranked team outscored the competition 292-35. In games between two ranked teams, the higher-ranked teams won.Here were some of the highlights:-- In the historical rematch in Region 8 between No. 3 Monroe Area and No.
Week 10 saw two ranked Class AA teams lose to unranked teams, but neither should be considered upsets. The No. 2 Callaway Cavaliers lost 13-10 to the Heard County Braves and the No. 7 Vidalia Indians fell 15-8 to the Swainsboro Tigers. We’ll start with the Cavs, who lost to the Braves in a key Region 5-AA game.
Three reigning region champions - Brookwod, Walton and Lowndes - went down on Friday night in Class AAAAAAA. It’s what makes the highest classification fun. Despite only 48 teams and regions ranging in size from just four to seven teams, there’s enough parity and balance to provide a fresh set of faces claiming region championships each year.
It was a historic night in Henry County and it turned out well for Dutchtown. In only the second game ever between two ranked teams from Henry County Schools, No. 5 Dutchtown got two fourth-quarter interceptions, converted one into the winning touchdown, and topped No. 3 Stockbridge 21-14.
Lee County, the defending state champion and No. 1-ranked team in Class AAAAAA, was a bit off its game in a 24-3 victory over Northside-Warner Robins last week after dealing with the aftermath of Hurricane Michael, but the Trojans bounced back in a big way Friday, routing third-ranked Valdosta to take firm control of Region 1-AAAAAA.
Roswell scored a touchdown and two-point conversion with 1:26 remaining and then blocked Walton’s potential game-winning field goal attempt with three seconds left to preserve a 32-31 victory over the second-ranked Raiders in a battle of the top two teams in Region 4-AAAAAAA Friday in Marietta.
Roswell has returned, and Dutchtown has arrived. Those were two of the big winners in Georgia high school football on a Friday night that saw a good half-dozen significant surprises. Those would include Tift County’s comeback victory over Lowndes in Region 1-AAAAAAA. But first, the upset of the night.
The Hillgrove Hawks kept their perfect season (8-0) alive on the road against North Paulding, blowing open the lead with a huge defensive performance by Senior Lance Wise that led to two Hillgrove touchdowns in the final 0:17 of the third quarter.
Adairsville 34, Murray County 6 Allatoona 34, Osborne 0 Appling County 41, Brantley County 10 Arabia Mountain 38, Chamblee 6 Archer 40, Rockdale County 20 Athens Academy 40, Providence Christian 7 Aucilla Christian, Fla.
In a game between two high-powered offenses that was expected to go back-and-forth, the Johns Creek Gladiators edged the Centennial Knights 28-26 with a defensive stand on the final play, moving closer to a Region 7-AAAAAA championship. With the win, the Gladiators (7-1, 6-0) moved into sole possession of first place in the region over the Knights (5-3, 5-1).
Parkview and versatile senior Malik Washington removed all the drama from its annual rivalry game with Brookwood early. There would be no late field goal, no overtime win – as Brookwood produced the last two years. This one was all Parkview, which rolled into Brookwood Community Stadium and came away with a 31-2 win. The victory means that No.
Just three weeks left in the regular season. Seems that not much has been settled. We’ll get closer to answers tonight. Visit here starting around 7 p.m. for score updates and discussion of the games. Here are 10 games worth keeping an eye on.
Max Brosmer is a prolific passer whose name might get lost sometimes among standouts such as Warner Robins' Dylan Fromm and Marietta's Harrison Bailey. But Brosmer moved into second behind Fromm and ahead of Bailey this week in the state's passing leaderboard after he dropped 480 yards on Dunwoody. Brosmer threw six TD passes in the game, three that went for 81, 75 and 68 yards.
GHSF Daily is expanding its Four Questions feature this season beyond head coaches to other voices in high school football. Today's interviewee is Bush Enos, football photographer for Walton 1.
Jefferson is playing Monroe Area tonight in a game that likely will decide the Region 8-AAA championship. Those schools haven't played each other in 70 years. Is that a record? No. In fact, it's only the third-longest separation among teams facing each other this season. Bainbridge played Seminole County on Aug. 17 for the first time since 1929. Bainbridge won the long-awaited rematch 35-0.
Four of the top 15 leaders in passing yards in Georgia are the sons of head coaches. (See The Leaderboard.) Who are they? (Answer Monday) Answer to Thursday's question: Duke Shelley, the Big 12 co-defensive player of the week from Kansas State, played high school football at Tucker.
Here is where Georgia teams stand in several national polls. The numbers on the left are this week's rankings; the numbers in parentheses are last week's rankings. 8. (9) Colquitt County 24. (46) Grayson 25. (24) Parkview 34. (31) Rome 48. (73) Lowndes 50. (90) Marietta 54. (42) Blessed Trinity 68. (78) Milton 70. (71) Lee County 72.
On the softball field Bainbridge Sophomore Lexie Delbrey was magic on the diamond, throwing a perfect game against Statesboro to fuel an 8-0 sweep before the Bearcats claimed game two 1-0. Appling County claimed game one of their series against Rutland 8-0, but the Hurricanes held on strong to win 5-3 in game two to force a game three.
Region 3 is Class AAAA’s smallest with just five teams, but the stakes will be massive this Friday night as its two front-runners [Burke County at Baldwin] square off. The magnitude of this game has just recently come into full scope. Baldwin opened its season 0-5 and was 1-5 heading into region play just a few short weeks ago.
The last time Monroe Area and Jefferson played, it was roughly three years after the end of the Second World War. The date was Sept. 17, 1948, and at the time the country was collectively spending most of its time buying cars and building houses and families.
There are five games that stand out prominently this week in Class AAAAAAA. Let’s get to them: Tift County (5-2, 0-0) at Lowndes (6-1, 0-0): Region 1 gets its round-robin underway after a week’s delay prompted by Hurricane Michael. Some see this is the playoff to determine which team will challenge No. 1-ranked Colquitt County for the region title.
Here are some games of note for Class AA in Week 10. When, where: 7:30 p.m. Friday, Staples Stadium, Franklin Records, rankings: Callaway is 7-1, 4-0 in 5-AA and No. 2; Heard County is 5-2, 3-0 and unranked. Last meeting: Heard County won 38-28 in 2017. Watch the game: Online at NFHS Network.
Football supremacy in Henry County has belonged to Stockbridge since Keith Whitley arrived in 2009. During that time the Tigers have won five region championships, including the last four, and have not lost a regular-season game since 2014. The No. 3-ranked Tigers are 7-0 in what was expected to be a bit of a rebuild. The latest challenger is No.
Here’s a look at this week’s Power Rankings and other news and notes. 1 Athens Academy 8-A 7-0 16.02 2 Darlington 6-A 6-1 14.55 3 Prince Avenue Christian 8-A 6-1 14.
Last week was a tough one for the Lee County Trojans, the defending state champions and No.1-ranked team in Class AAAAAA. First came the real-life problems. Hurricane Michael passed through the area Wednesday evening, causing widespread destruction and leaving thousands without water or power in Leesburg, Albany and the surrounding counties.
Centennial at Johns Creek When, where: 7:30 p.m. Friday, The Colosseum, Johns Creek Records, rankings: Centennial is 5-2 overall, 5-0 in Region 7-AAAAAA and unranked; Johns Creek is 6-1, 5-0 and unranked. Last meeting: Centennial won 21-17 in 2017.
GHSF Daily is expanding its Four Questions feature this season beyond head coaches to other voices in high school football. Today's interviewee is Brian Jordan, sports analyst for Fox Sports South and former two-sport star with the Braves and Falcons. This season, Jordan is a game analyst for Georgia Public Broadcasting's Football Fridays game of the week. 1.
Calhoun’s Hal Lamb has the most victories of any coach in this decade. He’s only 12 wins from tying the record for the most victories by a coach in a decade. Valdosta’s Nick Hyder was 125-10 in 1980-89. What’s also interesting is that his father, Ray Lamb, was the co-leader in coaching victories in the 1970s. Lamb and Wayman Creel each had 98 wins that decade.
Duke Shelley, who intercepted two passes in Kansas State's 31-12 upset of Oklahoma State, is the Big 12 co-defensive player of the week. Shelley also had six solo tackles. For which DeKalb County high school did Shelley play football? (Answer Friday) Answer to Wednesday's question: T.J. Rahming, the ACC wide receiver of the week from Duke, played high school football at McEachern.
The GHSA playoffs for volleyball start Saturday and will continue until the championships are played Nov. 3 at Marietta and McEachern High Schools. » More: Complete brackets for all classes R4 #3 Lassiter 3 vs. R1 #2 Lowndes 0 R3 #4 North Paulding 0 vs. R2 #1 East Coweta 3 R6 #3 Peachtree Ridge 0 vs. R7 #2 Brookwood 3 R5 #4 West Forsyth 3 vs.
Each game is listed showing the game rate, favorite, the expected winning percentage of the favored team, the projected margin, and the opponent. The game rating is the rating required to win 50 percent of all games in an infinite round robin competition against the expected rating of the loser of the game, which favors games with highly rated and closely matched opponents.
The Player of the Year Watch traditionally features the best 10 candidates for the annual all-classification award. This week, GHSF Daily is taking a different approach, looking at five candidates in each class. The criteria is largely the same - a subjective projection of each player's chances of winning the award at the end of the season.
GHSF Daily is expanding its Four Questions feature this season beyond head coaches to other voices in high school football. Today's interviewee is Alvin Richardson, a Georgia high school football researcher, book writer and former head coach. He has written football books on several schools, including Gainesville, Mary Persons, Thomson and Carrollton. He's currently working on a book on Valdosta....
The state's toughest region, according to the computer Maxwell Ratings, is 1-AAAAAAA. The four-team region has a rating is 79.49. That means the average 1-AAAAAAA team is nearly 12 points better than the average team in the next-best region, which is 3-AAAAAAA, rated at 67.82. That's not surprising considering that 1-AAAAAAA houses three top-10 teams (No. 1 Colquitt County, No. 8 Lowndes and No.
T.J. Rahming, who caught four passes for 91 yards and a touchdown in Duke's 28-14 victory over Georgia Tech last week, is the ACC wide receiver of the week. All four receptions resulted in first downs or touchdowns. Rahming became the fourth player in Duke history to reach the 200-catch plateau.
Playoff speculation always rears its head when inter-league competition starts to yield each region's playoff seedings. In a few short weeks, the playoff brackets will begin to fill, and at this point -- midway through October -- it would be nice if someone ran the playoff bracket through 1,000,000 simulations and gave us a crystal-ball look at how things will play out.
With only three weeks left in the regular season, the region races are starting to take shape. The favorites have been established – in some cases already determined – and the battle for the four state playoff spots is getting hot. Here is a look at how the playoffs stack up in each region.
Thanks to Hurricane Michael wreaking havoc across the southeast, Week 9 for Class AA’s ranked teams bled into Week 10, with its final games taking place on Monday. First, we’ll take a look at Saturday’s games. No. 2 Callaway beat Spencer 30-7.
Below are the current Maxwell Ratings' playoff projections for each class. The Maxwell Ratings playoff projections are based on a Monte Carlo simulation of the 2018 season. The simulation completed 1,000,000 seasons.
Glynn Academy, the preseason favorite of the computer Maxwell Ratings to win Region 2-AAAAAA for the third consecutive season, stumbled a bit in non-league play but has shown no signs that it’s ready to see its championship reign come to an end.
The state records for rushing and receiving yards in a season could fall, and it might happen before the playoffs. Treylon Sheppard of Haralson County became the quickest player in state history to reach 2,000 rushing yards when he added a career-high 412 to his total last week against North Murray.
GHSF Daily is expanding its Four Questions feature this season beyond head coaches to other voices in high school football. Today's interviewee is Chris Hinton Sr., a seven-time Pro Bowl offensive tackle with the Indianapolis Colts and Atlanta Falcons. Hinton is the father of Greater Atlanta Christian linemen Chris Hinton Jr.
Hapeville Charter's 19-game winning streak ended when the defending Class AA champion Hornets lost to Allatoona 23-14 on Friday. Hapeville's winning streak was the longest in the history of Fulton County Schools. Here are the Fulton County streaks of at least 11 games.
Blessed Trinity defeated Flowery Branch 21-20 in overtime on Friday in a Region 7-AAAA game. Blessed Trinity hasn't lost a region game to a public school since 2013, also an overtime game.
Class AAAAAAA 1. (1) Colquitt County (7-0) Last week: Off.
GHSF Daily's Four Questions feature historically poses the same questions to a different Georgia head coach each issue. This season, head coaches are being asked Four Questions tailored to current events. Today's interviewee is Creekside head coach Maurice Dixon, whose team beat defending Region 5-AAAAAA champion Mays 49-48 last week.