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Jefferson’s wrestling dynasty continues with 16th straight dual title

11:01 am Jan. 18, 2017

The state’s longest-lasting dynasty continued over the weekend as Jefferson defeated Gilmer 35-28 to capture its 16th straight state title at the GHSA Dual State Wrestling tournament in Macon. Gilmer’s streak of seven straight state titles was snapped in the Dragons’ first year in Class 4A.

Jefferson head coach Doug Thurmond’s squad ran through the field of teams and dominated their four opponents en route to the crown. The Dragons’ included


Wrestling: Historic potential matchup shifts attention to 4A

3:59 pm Jan. 10, 2017

The GHSA Team Dual Wrestling State Championships return to the Macon Centreplex Jan. 12-14 where seven classifications will crown state champs for the first time in state history. This shuffling and reclassification shook up the field a year after Georgia saw all six of its reigning champs successfully defend titles at the team duals. That was the first time in state history that the defending champs swept the podium.

This year,

Cartersville’s Lawrence continues raising the bar for Georgia High School Football

2:26 pm Dec. 28, 2016

Cartersville quarterback Trevor Lawrence is a rare example of a player that everyone knows is great, but continues to exceed even the highest expectations set for him. Since taking over the starting job as a freshman in 2014, Lawrence has normalized his multi-touchdown performances and unstoppable sideline to sideline accuracy. With back-to-back perfect seasons and state titles, and a 42-2 all-time record as a starter, Lawrence added his highest individual

2016 high school football all-State teams

12:00 pm Dec. 22, 2016

All-State Teams

Championship teams have been decided in each of the state’s eight classifications, and now it’s time to recognize some of the players that helped lead their teams to titles — and others who played well

All-region teams: Jefferson sweeps awards in 8-AAAA

7:40 am Dec. 14, 2016

Here is the all-region team for 8-AAAA, as voted by the league’s coaches:

Player of the year: DT Dontae Wilson, Jefferson, Sr.

Offensive player of the year: RB Colby Wood, Jefferson, Sr.

Defensive player of the year: DB Zach Boobas, Jefferson,