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Hapeville Charter 25, Fitzgerald 22

11:44 pm Aug. 18, 2017

The Hapeville Charter football team sought revenge for its loss in the 2016 state semifinals, and it turned out just the way they wanted.

Marcus Carroll rushed for a 12-yard touchdown with 4:52 left and Hapeville, ranked No. 2 in Class AA, blocked a potential tying field goal on the last play of the game for a 25-22 win over No. 3 Fitzgerald at Banneker High School Friday.

The Hornets lost

What to watch: Week 1

2:14 pm Aug. 17, 2017

The top Class AA game of opening week is without question No. 3 Fitzgerald at No. 2 Hapeville Charter, a rematch of last year’s AA semifinals which the Purple Hurricane won 42-21. For more on

Four Questions with Dublin coach Roger Holmes

7:15 am Aug. 16, 2017

GHSF Daily asked Georgia head coaches to answer these four questions. We’ll report from a different head coach each day.

Roger Holmes, Dublin

1. What is the real difference-maker in winning and losing in Georgia high school

Four Questions with Vidalia coach Lee Chomskis

7:15 am Aug. 15, 2017

GHSF Daily asked Georgia head coaches to answer these four questions. We’ll report from a different head coach each day.

Lee Chomskis, Vidalia

1. What is the real difference-maker in winning and losing in Georgia high school

Coming Friday: 2017 AJC Super 11

4:23 pm Aug. 9, 2017

The AJC’s 33rd rendition of the Super 11 — the top high school football players in the state — will be revealed Friday, Aug. 11.

Preseason all-state teams: Class AA

7:45 am Aug. 8, 2017

*Best player: As a high school player, it’s Bailey Fisher of Rabun County. The senior passed for 2,617 yards, rushed for 1,001 and had a hand in 50 touchdowns last season.

*Best position: Running back. Callaway’s D.J.

10 Class AA teams have new head coaches

7:30 am Aug. 8, 2017

GHSF Daily is chronicling the many coaching changes in the offseason. We continue today with Class AA.

Number of hires: 10

Best hire: Von Lassiter, Bleckley County

Hardest to replace: Jason Strickland, Fitzgerald

Best job: Fitzgerald

Toughest job: Therrell

Most interesting: Jason Strickland’s five-year record of 54-14-1

Daily List: Longest-tenured coaches in Class AA

7:10 am Aug. 8, 2017

Trey Woolf of Early County has retired after 16 seasons at his alma mater. That leaves Jefferson County’s J.B. Arnold at the top of AA coaches with the most seasons at their current schools. Arnold