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Daily List: Teams reaching the finals a year after finishing .500 or worse

Football, listFellowship Christian and McIntosh County Academy are playing for state championships despite not having winning records a year ago. It has happened 50 teams since 1948, when the GHSA began administering the state playoffs in all classes, that a team has reached a state title game after going .500 or below the previous season. Through history, those teams are 17-31 in the finals. Here are the 17 times it has happened since 1990.

2016 McIntosh County Academy (2015: 4-7)

2016 Fellowship Christian (2015: 5-5)

*2015 Eagle’s Landing Christian (2014: 7-7)

2013 Charlton County (2012: 5-6)

*2010 Chattahoochee (2009: 4-6)

*2010 Brookwood (2009: 6-6)

*2008 Wesleyan (2007: 5-5)

2002 Dublin (2001: 4-7)

2002 Brookwood (2001: 5-5)

2000 Fitzgerald (1999: 4-6)

*2000 Americus (1999: 5-6)

1996 Putnam County (1995: 3-6)

1994 Manchester (1993: 4-6)

*1994 Colquitt County (1993: 0-6)

1991 Colquitt County (1990: 5-5)

1990 Brown (1989: 1-9)

1990 Charlton County (1989: 5-5)

*Won state title

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