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

Offense

QB – Collin Grant, Rabun County

RB – Devin Wynn, Greene County

RB – Eli Gipson, Rabun County

WR – Jacob Rogers, Union County

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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

Offense

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

Daily List: Reported job openings

6:36 am Dec. 18, 2014

There have been 21 reported openings at head coach among GHSA football teams since the end of the regular season. Expect another 50-70 before next season.

Apalachee – Shane Davis

Bowdon – Dwight Hochstetler

Brookwood – Mark Crews

Dunwoody – Jim Showfety

East Laurens – Gary Morton

East Paulding – Chuck Goddard

Habersham Central – Michael Pollock

Haralson County – Alan Lane

Harlem – Jimmie Lewis

Johns Creek – Mike Cloy

Meadowcreek – George Pugh

Mountain View – Doug Giacone

Perry – Erik

All-region teams: Drew’s Terry named top player in 4-AAAAA Div. A

6:24 am Dec. 18, 2014

Here is the all-region team for 4-AAAAA Division A, as voted by the league’s coaches:

Player of the year: Marquis Terry, Drew

Defensive player of the year: James Skalski, Northgate

Offensive player of the year: Joseph Newnan, Drew

Coach of the year: Dorwyn Lyles, Drew

First-team offense

QB – Duke Kinamon, McIntosh, Sr.

RB – Ton Evans, Northgate, So.

RB – Rico Frye, Starr’s Mill, Fr.

RB – Kahlid Hylton, Mundy’s Mill, Jr.

OL – Richard Fawole, Drew, Sr.

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All-region teams: Fitzgerald’s Morgan named 1-AA player of the year

6:12 am Dec. 18, 2014

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

Coach of the year: Jason Strickland, Fitzgerald

Player of the year: Gerald Morgan, Fitzgerald, Sr.

Offensive player of year: Desmond Parker, Pelham, Sr.

Defensive player of year: Jay Bowdry, Thomasville, Sr.

Special teams player of year: Lucas Haaren, Thomasville, Sr.

Offense

QB – Damonte Jones, Brooks County

QB – Kenneth Hayes, Thomasville

RB – Quinton Bisby, Berrien

RB – Ahmad Brown, Brooks County

RB – Deyn Harris, Berrien

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Daily Trivia: All-state player on Northside’s 2007 championship team

6:00 am Dec. 18, 2014

Northside of Warner Robins won its first state championship this season since 2007. Which current NFL player was an all-state player on Northside’s 2007 team? (Answer below)

Answer to Wednesday’s question: Abry Jones, a defensive end with the Jacksonville Jaguars, was the future NFL player on the 2007 state-championship team of Northside of Warner Robins.

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Final composite state rankings

7:10 am Dec. 17, 2014

Here’s a look at Georgia’s teams ranked on a consensus of six polls (AJC – Atlanta Journal-Constitution/GHSF Daily; GS – Georgia Sports Writers Association; GPB – Georgia Public Broadcasting; SA – Score Atlanta; Max – Maxwell Ratings; and MP – MaxPreps):

Class AAAAAA
AJC
GSWA
GPB
SA
MAX
MP
TOT

1. Colquitt County (15-0)
1
1
1
1
1
1
60

2. Archer (11-4)
2
2
2
2
2
2
54

3. Dacula (10-2)
4
7
5
3
4
3
40

4. McEachern (10-4)
3
3
3
6
5
6
40

5. Milton (11-2)
5
4.5
4
4
6
4
38.5

6. Grayson (10-2)
7
9
6.5
5
3
5
30.5

7. Tucker (10-3)
6
6
6.5
8
7
7
25.5

8. Etowah (11-3)
8
 4.5

7

13.5

9. Lee County (8-3)
9

 9
 10
 8
 9
10

10. Hillgrove (9-4)
10
8
8

7

11. Mill Creek (7-4)

10

9
10
4

12T. North Gwinnett (8-3)

9
10

3

12T. Lowndes