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Saturday football and volleyball scores

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.
Week 10 Initial Observations

Week 10 Initial Observations

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.

What took place on Friday night in AAA?

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.
Friday night recap: Week 10

Friday night recap: Week 10

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.

Parkview, Roswell usher change of guard to high class

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.
What we learned: Dutchtown over Stockbridge in 10-round decision

What we learned: Dutchtown over Stockbridge in 10-round decision

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 in control of Region 1 after routing Valdosta

Lee County in control of Region 1 after routing Valdosta

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 32, Walton 31

Roswell 32, Walton 31

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.
Friday wrap: Roswell is back; Dutchtown arrives

Friday wrap: Roswell is back; Dutchtown arrives

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.
Week 10 Friday Night Roundup

Week 10 Friday Night Roundup

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.

Friday football scores

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.
Johns Creek 28, Centennial 26

Johns Creek 28, Centennial 26

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 31, Brookwood 2

Parkview 31, Brookwood 2

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.
Friday Night Chat: Football scores, updates, chat - LIVE

Friday Night Chat: Football scores, updates, chat - LIVE

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.
The Leaderboard: Centennial QB climbs to No. 2 in passing yardage

The Leaderboard: Centennial QB climbs to No. 2 in passing yardage

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.
Four Questions with Walton photographer Bush Enos

Four Questions with Walton photographer Bush Enos

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.
Daily List: 2018 opponents that haven’t met in at least 25 years

Daily List: 2018 opponents that haven’t met in at least 25 years

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.
Daily Trivia: Four top passers who are the sons of head coaches

Daily Trivia: Four top passers who are the sons of head coaches

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. 
National rankings: Colquitt County moves up one spot in four polls

National rankings: Colquitt County moves up one spot in four polls

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.

Thursday football and softball scores

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.
Week 10: What to watch for

Week 10: What to watch for

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.

5 games to watch in the high class: 3 could decide region titles

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.
What to watch: Week 10

What to watch: Week 10

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.
Five to watch: Dutchtown, Stockbridge battle for Henry County title

Five to watch: Dutchtown, Stockbridge battle for Henry County title

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.

New Power Rankings and other notes

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.
Lee County withstands hurricane, rallies for big win three days later

Lee County withstands hurricane, rallies for big win three days later

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.
Top 10 games of Week 10

Top 10 games of Week 10

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.
Four Questions with Fox Sports and GPB analyst Brian Jordan

Four Questions with Fox Sports and GPB analyst Brian Jordan

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.
Daily List: Coaches with the most victories in each decade

Daily List: Coaches with the most victories in each decade

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.
Trivia: DeKalb high school where Kansas State’s Duke Shelley played

Trivia: DeKalb high school where Kansas State’s Duke Shelley played

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. 
2018 Volleyball playoff brackets, schedules & scores

2018 Volleyball playoff brackets, schedules & scores

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.

Maxwell Week 10 projections

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.
POY Watch: Top five candidates in each classification

POY Watch: Top five candidates in each classification

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.
Four Questions with high school football researcher Alvin Richardson

Four Questions with high school football researcher Alvin Richardson

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....
Daily List: Toughest regions, according to the Maxwell Ratings

Daily List: Toughest regions, according to the Maxwell Ratings

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.
Daily Trivia: Georgia high school where Duke’s T.J. Rahming played

Daily Trivia: Georgia high school where Duke’s T.J. Rahming played

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.

A breakdown of Class AAA’s Maxwell Playoff Projections

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.
Down the stretch: A look at the region playoff races

Down the stretch: A look at the region playoff races

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.
AA in brief: Week 9 finally in books

AA in brief: Week 9 finally in books

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.
Maxwell playoff projections after Week 9

Maxwell playoff projections after Week 9

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 ready for run at third consecutive Region 2 title

Glynn Academy ready for run at third consecutive Region 2 title

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.
Top performances from Week 9: Sheppard, Jones nearing state records

Top performances from Week 9: Sheppard, Jones nearing state records

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.
Four Questions with Chris Hinton Sr., father of two five-star recruits

Four Questions with Chris Hinton Sr., father of two five-star recruits

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.
Daily List: Longest winning streaks by Fulton County Schools teams

Daily List: Longest winning streaks by Fulton County Schools teams

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.
Four Questions with Creekside head coach Maurice Dixon

Four Questions with Creekside head coach Maurice Dixon

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.
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