Daily List: Most GHSA titles; overtime games; playoff dominance

Most GHSA titles

Clinch County became the sixth school to win at least seven GHSA state championships. Eagle’s Landing Christian is now among 16 to win at least five.

*22 – Valdosta

11 – Buford

11 – Lincoln County

7 – Carrollton

7 – Americus

7 – Clinch County

6 – LaGrange

6 – Hawkinsville

5 – Thomasville

5 – Thomson

5 – Statesboro

5 – Morgan County

5 – Thomas County Central

5 – Lowndes

5 – West Rome

5 – Eagle’s Landing Christian

*Valdosta has 24 state titles, two of which were won before the GHSA’s first statewide playoffs in all classifications in 1948.

Overtime’s the charm

Beginning in 2007, state championship games that ended in ties after regulation would be decided in overtime. There had been many co-champions before then, including two pairs (Roswell-Peachtree Ridge, Charlton County-Dublin) in 2006. Lee County’s victory in Class AAAAAA on Friday marked the sixth overtime game in state-finals history.

2017 – Lee County 28, Coffee 21

2016 – Grayson 23, Roswell 20

2016 – ELCA 34, Fellowship Christian 27

2015 – Westminster 38, Blessed Trinity 31

2011 – Calhoun 27, Buford 24

2010 – Buford 31, Calhoun 24

Playoff dominance

Rome’s average margin of victory of 46.2 points in the playoffs this year is the second-highest in state history, trailing only Eagle’s Landing Christian’s 50.5, also this year. Here are the 11 state champions that have beaten their playoff opponents by an average of 35 points or more:

50.50 – 2017 ELCA

46.20 – 2017 Rome

41.67 – 1976 Warner Robins

40.00 – 2016 Benedictine

39.20 – 2007 Buford

37.67 – 1971 Valdosta

37.50 – 1967 Putnam County

36.00 – 1952 Valdosta

35.50 – 1962 Valdosta

35.40 – 2002 Clinch County

35.40 – 2014 Buford

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