Bowdon hires North Gwinnett defensive coordinator to replace Hochstetler

5:24 am Jan. 24, 2015

North Gwinnett defensive coordinator Robert Andrews is the new head coach at Bowdon, replacing retired 300-game winner Dwight Hochstetler, the Class AA school in Carroll County announced on Friday.

Andrews has been North’s defensive coordinator since 2013. He held the same post with Grayson from 2005 to 2012 and was part of Grayson’s 2011 Class AAAAA championship team that featured All-America defensive end Robert Nkemdiche. Grayson had 26 shutouts in those

Centennial to replace Carlberg as football coach

1:19 pm Jan. 7, 2015

Jeff Carlberg is out as head coach at Centennial.

His teams were 3-7, 1-9 and 5-5 in three seasons at a school that has had only one winning season (6-4 in 2007) in the past 10 years.

A Kentucky native, Carlberg had been a defensive coordinator at Lassiter and Alpharetta.

‘’I enjoyed my time here and really loved the community and the kids and will miss them,’’ Carlberg said.

Other openings recently reported include

Former GAC coach Lofton dies at age 85

1:22 pm Jan. 2, 2015

Jim Lofton, who won 258 games as a high school football coach and was an Auburn college roommate of Vince Dooley, died on New Year’s Day. He was 85.

Lofton led Greater Atlanta Christian to an 11-3 finish in 1998, his final season as a head coach. He remained on GAC’s staff through 2002 as an assistant coach. During retirement, Lofton wrote a book, ‘’So You Think You Want to

Georgia’s all-state football teams

4:30 pm Dec. 24, 2014

All-classification player of the year: A.J. Gray, Washington County


Offensive player of the year: Sihiem King, Colquitt County

Defensive player of the year: Bull Barge, Colquitt County

Coach of the year: Rush Propst, Colquitt County


QB – Bailey Hockman, McEachern, 6-3, 215, So.

RB – Sheldon Evans, Roswell, 5-10, 210, So.

RB – Sihiem King, Colquitt County, 5-8, 172, Sr.

WR – Major Bellamy, Central Gwinnett, 5-8, 160, Jr.

WR – Andrew Harris, Cherokee, 6-1, 180, Sr.

WR – T.J. Rahming, McEachern,

All-region teams: Riley, Morris earn top honors in 6-AAA

6:00 am Dec. 22, 2014

Here is the all-region team for 6-AAA, as voted by the league’s coaches:

Offensive player of the year: QB Kaelan Riley, Calhoun, Jr.

Defensive player of the year: DE Zach Morris, Ringgold, Sr.

First-team offense

QB – Hinton McKonkey, North Murray, Sr.

RB – Sidnee Johnson, Adairsville, Jr.

RB – Brandon Dendy, Sonoraville, Sr.

WR – Garrett Yates, Ringgold, Sr.

WR – Payton Swilling, North Murray, Sr.

WR – Carson Brown, Calhoun, Sr.

WR – Clark Johnson, Sonoraville, Sr.

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All-region teams: Mancuso, Woerner, Kemp lead 8-AA awards

8:03 pm Dec. 20, 2014

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

Offensive player of the year: QB Joseph Mancuso, Union County

Defensive players of the year: DB Charlie Woerner, Rabun County; DL Demone Kemp, Greene County

Special teams player of the year: PK/P Andres Aparicio, Greene County

Coach of the year: Lee Shaw, Rabun County


QB – Collin Grant, Rabun County

RB – Devin Wynn, Greene County

RB – Eli Gipson, Rabun County

WR – Jacob Rogers, Union County


All-region teams: Cairo’s Hill named 1-AAAA player of the year

6:00 am Dec. 20, 2014

Here is the all-region team for 1-AAAA, as voted by the league’s coaches:

Player of the year: Jeremiah Hill. Cairo

Defensive player of the year: Trenton Thompson, Westover

Offensive player of the year: Wesley Fields, Americus-Sumter

Coach of the year: Tom Fallaw, Cairo

Subregion A


QB – Whit Campbell, Crisp County

RB – Nick Patterson, Thomas County Central

RB – Johnathan Jefferson, Albany

TE – Noah Harnevious, Thomas County Central

WR – Malik Dungee, Albany

WR – Devontavious Campbell, Monroe

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(FINAL) Class A Football Blog: Who wins Hawkinsville vs. Mt. Paran?; Other coaches sound off on 2014 season

11:33 am Dec. 18, 2014

Well Class A Heads, the time has come. This will be the final football blog for this season.

Starting Saturday we’ll be full tilt basketball, though I will post nuggets from time to time on players who commit or sign with a school to play college football, and will mention any coaching changes.  Also, if the Georgia High School Association makes any changes or tweaks to any of its rules that

Four Questions: A recap of the coaches’ answers

6:45 am Dec. 18, 2014

GHSF Daily has featured more than 100 Georgia head coaches this season in its Four Questions feature. Today, we take a look at each of the four questions one more time and reveal the most common answers for each.

Who is/was the most influential person in your coaching career?

1. Mom and dad – About one in six coaches said that a parent or both parents were the most influential people