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Norcross’ Toppins adjusting to new role

10:00 am Dec. 21, 2017

Norcross senior strong forward JoJo Toppins, who last month signed with Georgia, has transitioned from the Blue Devils’ top bench player in last year’s run to the state finals to the team’s leader this season.

“He’s an exceptional athlete. Plays with a lot of leadership and passion. Just a fun kid to coach, said Norcross coach Jesse McMillan. “It takes a special kind of kid to know his time is

Region 1 still rules in Class AAAAAA

12:57 pm Dec. 18, 2017

The Region 1 reign over Class AAAAAA continues for another year.

Lee County became the third team from the region in four years to win the championship in the second-largest classification when it beat Coffee, another

Championship games in review

7:45 am Dec. 18, 2017


North Gwinnett 19, Colquitt County 17

Recap: North Gwinnett’s Cameron Clark kicked the game-winning 38-yard field goal on an untimed down after Colquitt County was penalized for pass interference on what would’ve been the final play

Lee County 28, Coffee 21

11:53 pm Dec. 15, 2017

The rematch of the Region 1-AAAAAA championship game took overtime, but in the end, an 11-yard touchdown pass from quarterback Jase Orndorff to Drequan Garmon gave the Lee County Trojans a 28-21 lead after the first possession of the overtime period. Coffee, which had the lead until 2:14 in the fourth quarter, had a chance to answer on its possession, but an interception by Tay Mayo secured the Class AAAAAA title

Clinch County 21, Irwin County 12

11:25 pm Dec. 15, 2017

For the second time in three years, Clinch County defeated Irwin County to win the Class A-Public state championship. Clinch held Irwin to just 65 total yards—including minus-1 in the second half—to give the Panthers the 21-12 win on the road. A late sack and forced fumble from Clinch County two-way star Trezmen Marshall led to a Panthers recovery and Charles McClelland touchdown run two plays later to seal the

All-region teams: Heard’s Moreland voted top player in 5-AA

7:20 am Dec. 15, 2017

Here is the all-region team for 5-AA, as voted by the league’s coaches:

Player of the year: DB/WR Jaden Moreland, Heard County, Sr.

Offensive player of year: QB Emory Jones, Heard County, Sr.

Defensive player of the year: LB Jonathan Leonard,