The Class AAAA state championship features a matchup of undefeated teams and contrasting offensive philosophies. Cartersville’s unstoppable passing game goes head-to-head with Thomson’s relentless rushing attack. The two programs have spent the past four months ranked No. 1 and No. 2 in Class AAAA, while seemingly improving each week on their road to the Dome. While the matchup itself is enough to get excited about the matchup, Cartersville’s incredible two-year …
Here is the all-region team for 6-AAAA, as voted by the league’s coaches:
Co-players of the year: Markeith Montgomery, Ridgeland, Jr.; and Corbee Wilson, Heritage, Sr.
Athlete of the year: Luke Shiflett, Northwest Whitfield, Jr.
Offensive player of the year: Jalyn …
The 2016 state championship will feature undefeated Cartersville and undefeated Thomson. The Purple Hurricanes are one win away from entering next season with a 30-game winning streak. Here’s how the two teams outclassed their semifinal opponents on Friday.
Cartersville 38, Mary Persons 17:
How the game was won: Mary Persons took advantage of a slow start for the Cartersville offense and got on the board first with a 47-yard touchdown pass from Caleb Speir to …
Roswell 28, Westlake 0
Grayson 41, Mill Creek 20
Tucker 22, Northside-Warner Robins 7
Valdosta 27, Dalton 6
How the game was won: The Wildcats used their stingy defense to hold down an explosive Dalton offense that was without Middle Tennessee State-signee, wide receiver Zeke Cobb.
Top Performers: Josh Belton threw four touchdown passes including a 20-yarder to defensive end Devonnsha Maxwell and two scores to JR Ingram. Belton’s 29-yard strike to Jontae …
Here is the all-region team for 7-AAAA, as voted by the league’s coaches:
Player of the year: QB Jack Dinges, Marist, Sr.
Offensive player of the year: RB Steele Chambers, Blessed Trinity, So.
Defensive player of the year: OLB George Lira, …
Here is the all-region team for 5-AAAA, as voted by the league’s coaches:
Player of the year: QB Trevor Lawrence, Cartersville, Jr.
Offensive player of the year: QB Jadon Walker, Chapel Hill, Sr.
Defensive player of the year: DL Torrian Scrutchins, …
GHSA football semifinal pairings
All matchups will be played Friday, Dec. 2, 2016. Championship games will be at the Georgia Dome on Dec. 9 and Dec. 10.
Roswell at Westlake
Mill Creek at Grayson
Northside-Warner Robins at …
The talent-packed quarterfinals showcased the ultra-competitive last three months of football that Class AAAA has seen by staging four outstanding football games. While Cartersville, Mary Persons, Jefferson and Thomson were the four teams that lived to fight another round, quarterfinalists Woodward Academy, Blessed Trinity, Cairo and Spalding deserve credit for the excellent seasons they had. Here’s a look at the four seasons that came to an end before we preview …