Class 3-A All-State

Welcome to the Recruit Georgia 2019 All-State selections! We will be staggering out our selections throughout the week, so please stay tuned to see our teams for each classification. Down below you will find the Player of the Year vote, the All-State team with a write-up underneath and lastly our honorable mention picks! Officially done with the Class 3-A Player of the year poll. Whoever wrote a script on the site to affect how people vote created a disaster, and I simply do not have the technical no-how to stop it. The Player of the Year vote is something that I have done every year with no problem, especially since I have moved to this new voting software. Every other classification has had no problem voting. Public, Private and 2-A all had over 10 k votes with zero issues. I have decided to make Malachi Thomas and Ladd McConkey Co-Players of the Year. I apologize for all of the issues. MORE ALL-STATE TEAMS



Pro – Jackson Hardy, GAC
Dual – Colby Clark, Jefferson
RB –  Malachi Thomas, Hart Co.
RB – Chavon Wright, Cedar Grove
RB – Damozzio Harris, Jenkins
FLEX – Noah Whittington, Peach Co.
WR – Jaylon Barden, Westside-Macon
WR – Za’tarious Anderson, Monroe
TE – Cane Berrong, Hart Co.
OL – Luke Barlow, Benedictine
OL – Colton Oliver, Crisp Co.
OL – Keon Watson, Cedar Grove
OL – Avery Jernigan, Pierce Co.
OL – Terrance Ferguson, Peach Co.
OL – Myles Hinton, GAC
K – Caleb Bonesteel, Dawson Co.
ATH – Ladd McConkey, North Murray



DL – Spencer Helms, GAC
DL – Taurus Simmons, Jenkins
DL – Charlie Jackson, Monroe Area
DL – Kaimon Rucker, Hart Co.
DL/LB – Alvin Williams, Cedar Grove
LB – Isaiah Ratcliff, Cedar Grove
LB – Christopher Paul, Crisp Co.
LB – Jayren Fox, Crisp Co.
LB – Sergio Allen, Peach Co.
LB – Quavien Bell, Pierce Co.
DB – Anthony Henderson, Jackson
DB – Tee Denson, Cedar Grove
DB – Ronald Cooper, Jenkins
DB – Luke Volle, North Hall
DB – Riley Herndon, Dawson Co.
P – Tyler Curland, GAC
ATH – Markel Johnson, Liberty Co.


Greater Atlanta Christian quarterback Jackson Hardy earns the pro-style spot on the All-State team. There were several candidates close in contention, but the senior’s play down the stretch solidified his position on this 3-A squad. During the playoffs, Hardy averaged 216.5 yards per game with a 104 QBR, leading his team to the semifinals where they ultimately loss to Cedar Grove 28-18. The Richmond signee finished off the year with a class leading 2701 yards passing and his 117.7 QBR was the highest of any QB with over 200 attempts. Our dual threat quarterback selection goes to Colby Clark from Jefferson. The Region Player of the Year was 3rd in the Class with 24 rushing touchdowns and amounted a total of 1646 yards of offense on the year. Clark did not throw the ball much, but executed his offense with excellence, and his 119.4 QBR was near the tops of any QB in 3-A. The 2020 student-athlete had a total of 33 touchdowns on the season.


Hart County junior Malachi Thomas took the classification by storm rushing for 1942 yards, 638 receiving yards and 282 in returns. All told the 2021 recruit ended up with 2862 all-purpose yards on the year and a gaudy 36 total touchdowns. Expect Thomas to be a coveted athlete in this next recruiting cycle. Taking the load this year at running back for Cedar Grove was Chavon Wright. His 1876 rushing yards was 2nd in the classification. The senior back had 140 yards in the state title game and multiple scores too. He averaged right at 8 yards per carry and had 22 touchdowns. Wright is uncommitted. Another junior makes the running back group with Damozzio Harris from Jenkins. The super-elusive back averaged 127.4 yards per game and 9.6 yards per carry which was 2nd in both categories in the classification. His 26 rushing touchdowns was also 2nd in 3-A. Taking the flex position is Noah Whittington for Peach County. The electric senior was a big play waiting to happen and averaged 10.3 yards per carry and 23.3 yards per reception. He averaged a total of 143.9 yards per game. The Western Kentucky signee totaled 1151 all-purpose yards and 21 touchdowns in 2019.

Headlining our receiver group is Jaylon Barden from Westside-Macon. Barden is a big time playmaker and led the classification with 1234 receiving yards, averaging 112.2 yards per game and 15 touchdowns on 68 receptions. The Pittsburgh signee accounted for literally 50% of the receiving yards on his team. Speaking of receivers who was targeted a lot, how about Za’Tarious Anderson from Monroe? The classification’s 2nd leading receiver had 1011 yards, which made up for over 60% of the passing yards on his team. He also hauled 11 touchdowns. Anderson was a big play waiting to happen and had 18.2 yards per catch. Making the tight end spot is Cane Berrong from Hart County. The junior Notre Dame commit had 486 yards receiving and led all tight ends in the class with 43 receptions. Berrong had 4 touchdowns on the year and was outstanding as a run blocker.

Benedictine senior Luke Barlow is the first in our offensive line group. The senior center really solidified his spot with his excellent play against Cedar Grove in the playoffs. He is a relentless blocker who moves well at the 2nd level and making key blocks out on the perimeter too. Colton Oliver is a mauling offensive linemen for Crisp County. The senior is a stout 300 lbs. and can flat out drill a defender when pulling across the line of scrimmage. Junior Keon Watson helped pave the for Cedar Groves’ dynamic rushing attack this year. Watson is a powerfully built junior prospect who should see a lot of interest from FBS programs this offseason. Avery Jernigan is a tough as nails offensive linemen out of Pierce County. The senior guided his team to an undefeated regular season and just signed his letter of intent with Auburn. Peach County offensive linemen Terrance Ferguson is a repeat All-State selection. The powerful left tackle was instrumental to Peach’s offensive output. Expect the junior prospect to field offers from some of the top programs in the country during this next recruiting cycle. Stanford commit Myles Hinton won Region Linemen of the Year in 2019. The ultra-athletic blocker is equally great as a run blocker as he is as a pass blocker.

Making the All-State spot at kicker is Caleb Bonesteel from Dawson County. The junior ended the year knocking in 13 of 17 attempts with a long of 52 yards. He had 26 touchbacks and a total of 88 points on the year. The first athlete spot goes to Ladd McConkey from North Murray. McConkey is one of the most elusive players in the entire state, and that helped him amount 924 yards rushing and 10 touchdowns on the ground while also throwing for 1771 yards and 20 touchdowns. McConkey won Region Athlete of the Year, but also made All-Region DB where he had 4 interceptions to which he brought back 3 for a score. McConkey was efficient returning kicks with 3 for 160 yards and a score, while also taking back 2 of his 4 punts for touchdowns. The senior ended up with 36 total touchdowns and helped North Murray win their first region title in school history.

Moving over to the defensive side of the ball where Spencer Helms from GAC makes the first linemen spot. The 6’4″ senior led his team in solo tackles with 63 and was a classification leader with 12 sacks on the year. Helms’ recruitment is wide open at this juncture. Taurus Simmons had a huge season with 24.5 tackles for loss and 9 sacks. The explosive Jenkins senior amounted a total of 81 tackles on the year – he won Region Defensive Player of the Year. Charlie Jackson clogged up the middle all season long against opposing offenses. The senior from Monroe area had 11 tackles for loss, but his ability to control the A gap had conventional run offenses vexed during region play. Jackson won Region Defensive Player of the Year. Kaimon Rucker was not completely healthy this year and missed 5 games, but still ended up with 10 sacks and 22 tackles for loss. He was huge in the playoffs too, helping his Hart County team beat an undefeated Pierce County. Rucker will be suiting up for North Carolina next year. Colorado commit Alvin Williams had 14.5 sacks this season, which by our count led Class 3-A. He also totaled a whopping 29 tackles for loss. Williams is an explosive athlete who should have an early impact for Colorado.


Cedar Grove has been one of the most dominating teams in 3-A the last few years, and one big reason has been linebacker Isaiah Ratcliff. The senior once again led the classification in tackles with 162 total going into the state title game, and his 26 tackles for loss and 10 sacks ranks him near the tops in both categories. The speedy linebacker remains unsigned but has a handful of P5 offers to choose from. Christopher Paul from Crisp was 2nd in 3-A in tackles with 157 on the year. He caused 4.5 sacks and had 1 forced fumble too. The junior recruit is hearing from a lot of P5 programs at the moment including Michigan State and Nebraska. His teammate Jayren Fox has been heavily slept on over the last year. The 6’2″ linebacker showed up big in 2019 with 146 tackles, 15 tackles for a loss and 7 sacks. Sergio Allen earns his spot on the All-State team for the 2nd year in a row. The Clemson signee is a destructive presence out there on the field, leading his team in tackles while also scoring a defensive touchdown too. Last linebacker spot goes to Quavien Bell from Pierce County. The senior was voted Region Athlete of the Year, and rightfully so. He totaled 23 tackles for loss which ranks him near the tops in 3-A and also scored a defensive touchdown too. Bell suffered an injury as a junior, so 2019 was a redemption year for the class of 2020 athlete.

Taking the classification lead with 8 interceptions was Jackson defensive back Anthony Henderson. The quick corner has a very light backpedal and does a very good job of flipping his hips sticking with the receiver. Henderson also had right at 600 yards receiving. Cedar Grove defensive back Tee Denson totaled 3 interceptions this year. The 2020 prospect is very good in coverage but equally stepping up in the flat and lowering the boom on the ball carrier. Denson signed with Kansas State. Jenkins senior Ronald Cooper had 4 interceptions and 2 forced fumbles in 2019, which got him the nod on our All-State team. The explosive prospect was voted Region Player of the Year. North Hall’s Luke Volle slid over to safety this year, so was not tested as much in the passing game like in 2018 when he play CB, but still hauled in 4 interceptions. Volle is a rangy defensive back prospect with excellent quickness and instincts at reading the play. Dawson County senior Riley Herndon had a huge season with 103 tackles and 7 interceptions. He was seemingly always in the right spot both in the run or passing game. Herndon also won Region Defensive Player of the Year.

Tyler Curland boomed out punts at a 38.3 average for Greater Atlanta Christian. The senior was equally good on kickoffs sending the ball deep into the endzone. The 2nd athlete spot goes to Markel Johnson out of Liberty County. The senior has made All-State on our site since he was a sophomore, usually due to his defensive efforts but in 2019 he went hog-wild on both sides. Johnson had 804 yards rushing with 11 touchdowns, while also hauling in 328 receiving yards at 23.6 yards per catch. On defense, he had 106 tackles averaging 11.8 per game which was the 3rd best in 3-A. Johnson also had 18 tackles for loss, 1 interception and 2 FF. His impact on both sides of the football was huge for Liberty County, and will go down as one of the school’s greatest players.


Jaqualin McGhee, Peach/Vic Dixon, Westside-Macon/Choe Bryant Strother, GAC/Sirad Bryant, Crisp Co./Gauge Stanley, Murray Co./Jake Reese, Benedictine/Emon Seay, Monroe/Beau Chaffin, Haralson Co./Micah Holman, North Hall/Treylyn Owensby, Fannin Co./Marquise Palmer, Crisp Co./Christian Thomas, GAC/Jacquez Williams, Jenkins/Donelius Johnson, Pierce Co./Mbiti Williams, Pace Acd./Tyrell Gibson, Appling County/Malachi Starks, Jefferson/Clete Cooper, East Hall/Zach Holtzclaw, Dawson Co./Patrick Blake, Jenkins,/Jaydon Gibson, Peach Co./Blaine McAllister, Lovett/Will Hallmark, Westminster/JT Fair, North Hall/Alexander Patrick, Jackson/Jalik Thomas, Central/AJ Lofton, Crisp/Nino Brown, East Jackson/Tyler Bride, GAC/Todd Thornburg, Lakeview-Oglethorpe/DJ Mitchell, Dawson Co./Mason Byron, Monroe Area/Quentel Jones, Peach Co./Austin Jernigan, Pierce Co./Malachi Thomas, Hart Co./Nick Mercer, Crisp Co./Darris Smith, Appling Co./Micah O’Neal, Fannin Co./Taurus Simmons, Jenkins/Clay Hyatt, Haralson Co./Preston Lavant, Crisp Co./ Kamron Moate, Crisp Co./John Dodd, Benedictine/Hunter Lanier, Coahulla Creek/Monte Maxwell, Hart Co./Malaki Starks, Jefferson/Kahlil Watkins, East Jackson/Dabarius Partee, Monroe Area/Dakohta Sonnichsen, Dawson Co./Trent Broadnax, Benedictine/Dorrian Smith, Peach Co./Danarius “DD” Hendricks, Monroe Area/Luke Holloway, Fannin Co./Gavin Stewart, Benedictine/Jessie Phelps, Rutland/Jerrian Hames, Calhoun/Trace Shumans, Appling Co./Brock Pavo, Liberty Co./Chris Stinson, Cedar Grove/Jordan Holmes, Beach/Anthonie Lattany, Brantley Co./Dylan Flood, North Murray/Jayland Parker, Westside-Macon/Daelan Smith, Peach Co./Justin Harris, Peach Co./Akelo Stone, Jenkins/Tyler Bride, GAC/Kenneth Mathis, Cook Co./Donsay Brown, Stone Mountain/Shaheim Bailey, Stone Mountain/D’Ante Tidwell, North Murray/Blade Bryant, Sonoraville/Dawson Hamby, Calhoun/J’Kobe Harris, Crisp/Malachi Gardner, Adairsville/Miles Johnson, Fannin County/Mason Bundy, Fannin County/Addison Nichols, GAC/Nate Nixon, North Hall/Jayden Thomas, Pace, Jaquez Williams, Redan/Janiran Bonner, Cedar Grove/Brandon Hall, Cedar Grove/Jeremiah Smith, Cedar Grove/Demarius Jackson, Cedar Grove/Antonio Taylor, Cedar Grove/Cooper Jensen, Monroe Area/Corbin Burton, Hart Co./Andrew King, Jackson Co./Dionte Bowens, Liberty Co./Treyon David, Long Co./Thorne Bryant, Appling Co./James Shellman IV, Islands/Zykeem Dumpson, Beach/Jaylen Wells, Beach/Jamario Blige, Windsor Forest/Michael Dixon, SE Bulloch/Seth Robertson, Morgan Co./Criston Foster, Morgan Co./Kade McNally, Jefferson/Aaron Hopkins, Lumpkin Co./Jehlen Cannady, Westside-Macon/Jarrett Pursley, East Jackson/Chris Brown, Islands/Trevon Locke, Benedictine/Joah Cash, Jenkins/Antavious Fish, Jackson/Christen Miller, Cedar Grove/Tyler Scott, Jackson/Michael Foster, Cook/Jamal McMillian, Cook/Landon Burrell, North Murray/Tiran Street, Monroe


  1. Ooo

    1. Reply Post By Anonymous

      You know right?!

      1. Let’s go Ladd

  2. Reply Post By Anonymous

    This kid can play anywhere on the field…. it’s really a amazing to watch him play!

    1. Reply Post By Anonymous


  3. Reply Post By Barbara Mitchell

    This kid is an amazing playmaker on the field and off the field and he go hard. Jaylon Braden!!!

  4. Ladd is an amazing young man on the field and off my son is a freshman and he is there for the younger players and he is always a great role model we are so blessed to have such amazing young men in our community so much to be proud of

    1. Reply Post By Kayla Bagwell

      I have watched Malachi grow up on the football field! Not only is he an amazing football player, he is also an amazing young man! This kid will go far, on and off the field! So proud of all of these players!

      1. #teamRatcliff

        1. Just voted and said my vote was already counted and he did at five thirty also

    2. Reply Post By Dorothy Tucker

      This poll is impossible how can you and other family members continue to vote and the total goes down instead of up….. something is wrong here….

      1. As I wrote earlier in the night down below, I had to delete about 90 illegitimate votes all coming from one IP address not from the USA.

        1. I can’t vote at my time since the new poll 😑😑😑😑

  5. Reply Post By Olivia scott

    They all are good but I vote for Ratcliff

  6. #teamRattcliff #…….#1………..RATTCLIFF…….

    1. Because of his offensive, defensive and special teams standout as a punter and punt returner, Ladd McConkey deserves Player of the Year! There was no player to his team!

      1. IWhy does it keep saying it has already counted my vote for Ladd McConkey? It has been longer than an hour. Help!?!?

      2. First let me say congratulations to both Ladd and Malachi. I hate that it ended like it did. I am from Hart County and voted my heart out for Malachi but I don’t think Malachi would want a win with an asterisk beside it. It is what it is and I hope the persons that messed up the voting has things fall of them. Again, congratulations to both of these fine young men.

  7. Have known the kid his whole life He ‘s the kid that makes the kids around him want to be better. Wants the team to win no matter who scores or wins the awards

  8. Reply Post By Anonymous

    Malachi Thomas by far is the best

  9. Ladd is an inspiration to any person younger than him, he is one of the most respectful kids I’ve ever had the pleasure of meeting, and he has always been an amazing athlete.

  10. Reply Post By Braxton-Harris

    Vote For Ratcliff!!! He is a very hardworking and dedicated young man that pushes his team to strive for greatness!!! #TeamRatcliff

    1. Reply Post By Anonymous

      Ratcliff is one of the best although all of the players play very well .. I vote ratcliff

  11. Malachi is a very hard worker. Very respectful young man with a work ethic that surpasses that of most grown men.

  12. Ladd is a very talented player. He plays with class and very respectful to everyone he comes in contact with. He deserves to be recognized and honored. Ladd no matter the results just know you are not only a great player but a great person. I am very proud to have you represent the NMHS name.

  13. Reply Post By RosaMcCamy

    Ladd is awsome

  14. Reply Post By RosaMcCamy

    Ladd is a great player

  15. Reply Post By Rodrick Harris

    Vote Ratcliff!! He is a very respectful and humble young man. Natural Born Leader!!!

  16. Reply Post By Cassandra

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  17. I have set my alarms to vote for one hour and one minute since my previous vote. For the past three hours it has not allowed me to vote. It says my vote was already counted.

    1. That’s interesting, no one else has contacted me with that problem. Have you tried fully closing out of your browser?

      1. Yes I did. I just ride again and it still wouldn’t Re odd. It says I have already voted. His vote hasn’t changed for the past few hours. Maybe I’m the only one up voting. I have been trying to vote for Ladd McConkey since 12:47

        1. I tried clearing the cache on my site. Maybe it will work now? My next advice is to clear your cookies.

    2. This is happening to me too!! We have several people in our office trying to vote but we are all getting the same error. Different ip addresses and different email addresses. Won’t be a fair ballot if we aren’t allowed to vote.

      1. I stopped the email confirmation part, that was clearly a broken feature for this application. Sorry. Try clearing your browser cookies. Becky just responded down below saying that it is working for her now.

        1. I have cleared cookies, closed the browser, and restarted my computer and it still says that my vote has already been counted.

          1. Okay, I cleared the site cache on my end. Outside of that I do not know what to say. Try doing it on mobile? edit – and do not use the wifi

          2. I tried mobile on Safari and Google Chrome after clearing history, deleting cookies, restarting my device and used cellular instead of Wifi and am still unable to vote.

          3. This is weird to be honest. You are trying this at your office? Maybe your company’s firewall is blocking, but that does not explain not being able to do thru cellular data. I will look thru the IP addresses on the vote and see if you accidentally got blacklisted. edit – I went through, it looks like the problem started shortly after I made the email verification at around 10:30. Did you confirm the email? It might be a glitch where the application is tying your email to your IP but without the verification still in place. The last resort would be to delete that vote and maybe that will fix the problem. I’m sorry for the issues.

    3. Don’t let Malachi Thomas down Hart County!! We got this!!! Keep voting for the best football player out there 💪

    4. My 1st vote for Ladd said vote already counted. How do I get my vote to count?

  18. I think y’all missed another 1st team all region for East Hall at least for an honorable mention. Considering you have one of our 2nd team on there…..

  19. Reply Post By Genevie Sorey

    Voting for Ratcliff. He’s our village kid and we see great potential and opportunity for him. He loves the sport!

  20. Malachi Thomas for AAA POTY!
    Kid is a joy to be around!
    Brooks Mewborn
    RB’s coach
    Hart County HS

  21. Thank you for addressing my concern last night about the vote! It seems to be working now.

    Vote Ladd McConkey!! He is a senior and a great all round athlete! So humble and a great leader on and off the field! Led this team to its first Region Championship and first appearance in the Elite 8 while keeping a 5.4 gpa! Thank you for voting for him🏈💛🖤

  22. Reply Post By Roundman


  23. Vote Ladd McConkey!!!!

    1. Malachi Thomas is a great kid. Very humble. He gets the ball and an open space and he’s gone. Can’t catch him. He’s great on and off the field. Hes also there to help his fellow teammates and other teams players. Shows great sportsmanship

  24. Take time to vote for the one that not only deserves it but has earned it. Ladd McConkey. The write up proves it statistically. For any further proof, just ask anyone that knows this young man. You’ll hear nothing but positive things said about Ladd, on and off the field, he is a true champion and role model.
    *The first athlete spot goes to Ladd McConkey from North Murray. McConkey is one of the most elusive players in the entire state, and that helped him amount 924 yards rushing and 10 touchdowns on the ground while also throwing for 1771 yards and 20 touchdowns. McConkey won Region Athlete of the Year, but also made All-Region DB where he had 4 interceptions to which he brought back 3 for a score. McConkey was efficient returning kicks with 3 for 160 yards and a score, while also taking back 2 of his 4 punts for touchdowns. The senior ended up with 36 total touchdowns and helped North Murray win their first region title in school history.*

  25. Ladd McConkey

  26. Reply Post By Sharon Newton

    So many talented young men on these lists!! Good luck Ladd!! Special prayers for God to use all of you in an amazing way!! Give Him the Glory and you will go far!!

  27. Reply Post By gregand marty @hot ma

    GOOOO LADD !!!

  28. Reply Post By Celeste

    Can you please check to make sure I am okay vote? I voted at 4:10 and it is still saying my vote has already been counted. We have a lot of people trying to vote and I hope this isn’t happening to them too…

    1. I can see when you last vote, but I cannot see how there could be any issues from my end. Have you tried clearing cookies on your browser? Are you going thru a social media app? Or go off wifi? I cleared the cache on the website, maybe that will help. To qualm your concerns about others voting, there are about 5-7 votes each minute for Thomas and McConkey with Ratcliffe getting some too.. There was one person who had fraudulently voted 93 times that I just banned and the 2nd most votes is several with 7. This is not relevant to your situation, but I thought for the sake of transparency that I do this update at least. Let me know if the problem persist, but you were not part of the email validation that I tried from 10-11 am.

      1. Is this possibly because I have shared this link so many times? I am one of the admins on our QB club and have shared the link an insane amount of times since this started. Could that be the root? I have tried again since 9:40 to vote again with clearing what you asked and no luck. I thought my last vote was earlier than 8:40. I know we are being very attentive this poll since what happened in the last 5 mins of the last one. Thank you for responding and trying to stay on top of all of this.

        1. To be honest, I’m not sure why you are having trouble.. It last said you voted at 8:30 pm and you have done it 9 times, which is a 4 vote increase since your 4:10 vote. The one earlier in the year was the city of Bremen sending out a mass text message to go vote 10 minutes before the vote ended. That was bizarre to say the least

          1. We appreciate you staying on top of it and doing what you can. I just keep getting a message that my vote has already been recorded so it looks like from my end a new vote hasn’t been recorded since 8:30. Sounds like you have it covered and are on top of it…thank you for the hard work. Hopefully we can get enough together before 7pm to get our guy over the top…

  29. Reply Post By Donald Cantrell

    ATH – Ladd McConkey, North Murray

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  31. Reply Post By Missy Dombrowsky

    Malachi “MT” Thomas is a class act! A dominant dual sport athlete with amazing character! All around great kid! Malachi Thomas 8AAA POTY!

  32. I have tried voting for Ladd, after I got home from work. For 6 hours I have not got to vote. My can not vote via my cell either It just keeps telling me my vote has been counted. I know for 6 hours I have not been able to.

    1. I tried deleting your email from the servers, maybe that was the problem. Honestly, I do not know. No other group is having this trouble in any classification, and you guys have participated in my polls voting 4000 times in 24 hours with no problems.

  33. Reply Post By Kendra Evans

    It has been way over an hour and I cannot vote again. I made sure to wait long enough and have tried several times. I know it has been over an hour but I can’t vote again. Can you please tell me what is going on? I wanted to make someone aware. It says my vote has already been counted.

    1. Who are you voting for? Says you voted just at 11:55.

      1. Reply Post By Kendra Evans

        I am trying to vote for Ladd McConkey. I have waited now until after 1:00 and it is saying vote already counted. I should’ve been able to vote after 12:55? Why can’t I vote?

  34. It sounds there are multiple problems with your site. Possibly it can’t handle the sheer number of votes! I don’t see how you can award this to either and say that you have a fair count. Unless it can be resolved, maybe you should consider co-players of the year. Ladd is so deserving of this award and from what i am reading this other young man has many of these same characteristics as Ladd. Both certainly have many fans. Not sure how one player can shoot ahead by almost 500 votes in less than an hour. I know i had multiple votes that we’re not recorded and I see others who have had and are still having the same problem 🤔

    1. My site is not hosting this poll, it’s done thru an application called crowdsignal, which is very reliable, and handled Class A Public & Private voting on the same night that had close to 30k votes combined.. And right now, there are only a couple hundred people on the site. That’s not the problem. Someone might have written a script that is tampering the voting process. I’m going to try and randomize the order and I’ll see how the results change.

  35. Reply Post By Shawna McKellar

    Malachi Thomas is one of my former and favorite English students at Hart County High School. He’s such a sterling young man! You couldn’t pick a better, all-around young man and a stunning player!

  36. Reply Post By Make It Legit

    David obviously you have someone using a bot or robot and it is placing a vote for the other guy every time Lad gets a vote. This stinks and is not fair to Ladd. He has very loyal fanbase and every time they vote, the top guy gets the same amount of votes and I do mean every time..

    1. It is not a bot, I can assure you that and I’m looking for VPN abuse and there is none of that either. Both athletes are receiving a lot of votes in a minute. There is obviously something wrong since only North Murray fans are being affected. Someone could have potentially written a script for the static vote order, so I have randomized the order of the players to hopefully end it.

  37. I believe that the issues have been fixed and have decided to move the voting back to 9 PM. I’m going to be out for a few hours, but will be back. Let me know if anymore problems arise.

  38. Reply Post By Anonymous

    I’m voting for two players in different classifications. I’m voting for them at the same time each hour. It accepted my vote for the 6-A player but not the 3-A. Can someone explain to me why?

    1. Reply Post By Tonya Bolding

      I have been voting and have not been able to vote since 1pm today. Been trying every hour since and keeps saying I have already voted which I have not since 1pm.

    2. Reply Post By Anonymous

      Malachi Thomas light will always shine because he is humbled! And a very talented football and baseball player (golden glove winner) To God be the Glory! He was built for this and we all know he will go very far! NFL/MLB don’t believe just watch!

  39. I’m voting for two players in different classifications. I’m voting for them at the same time each hour. It accepted my vote for the 6-A player but not the 3-A. Can someone explain to me why?

  40. Reply Post By Amanda Waters Sissy

    I have tried multiple times today and yesterday to vote for my nephew Ladd McConkey and multiple times it has told me thank you, we have already counted your vote. It has only successfully counted my vote a handful of times yesterday and today.😡. I am not very happy about it.

  41. Reply Post By Brittney McConkey

    I have several ppl who have been teying to vote since yesterday & it will not count all their votes. Even if an hour has passed, it’s still saying the vote has already been counted. Please advise as the 3-A voting is a very close race & We need every honest vote for Ladd McConkey to count!! #teamladd

  42. Reply Post By Amanda Waters Sissy

    It is still NOT LETTING ME VOTE!

  43. Reply Post By Make It Legit

    It is very obvious as to who is messing with the site. Every Time someone votes for Ladd, the other kid that is leading gets a vote. This happens every time, not just every few times but every time. Please explain how that can happen. Setting the clock to 9 PM will not fix it, someone is ensuring that their guy wins, which is the epitome of cheating…

    1. Look – a lot of people are voting right now. That’s not an issue. There is no bot issue. Not one IP address is over voting. The most anyone has voted is like 20 times.

    2. Reply Post By Anonymous

      the only people mad are ones voting for ladd since he’s losing

  44. Reply Post By Amanda Waters Sissy

    Then explain why it will not let people vote after an hour.

    1. I do not know. That’s why I created another poll and closed the old poll.

  45. Reply Post By Brooks Mewborn

    What was the reason for extending the deadline to 9pm??

  46. Reply Post By J Teasley

    I don’t understand why you would extend the voting? Is it so you can give them the opportunity to catch up? Our school is at a big rival basketball game so a lot of people aren’t voting right now.

    1. Two reasons: I had to leave for a few hours and could not track the vote. And someone from Hart County absolutely tried to effect the vote.

      1. Reply Post By Jrmminga

        What is your proof that someone from Hart County tried to effect the vote?

          1. Post By Anonymous

            I could’ve made a image similar to this. Really, proof?!? Making an accusation about an entire community is ridiculous! We pulled a grassroots, call your friends and family effort to vote for our favorite player! We set our alarms and voted every hour & 1 minute! Not only our community, but our neighboring communities would’ve been pulling for Malachi as he is that well liked throughout our area! Be more professional!!!

          2. I’m not accusing a community. I never said that. Most likely it is just one or two bad actors with too much time on their hands. I spent a good bit of my day going through individual IP’s votes, and the issue only persisted with people who voted for Ladd McConkey. That is why I randomized the vote order, but the issue with people not being able to submit a vote did not stop. I went through and searched for those IP’s that were complaining, and could not find their vote at all, so they were not lying. People are having no problem voting on all of the other polls on the site. The script was obviously affecting people from voting, and since there was just a few hundred votes a part, and I had spent 5-6 hours of my day dealing with this, I decided to make Co-Players of the Year. It is unfortunate because people in both communities like yourself were going about this the right way, but some people did cheat.

  47. Reply Post By Strickland

    It is absolutely crazy that the voting deadline was extended. It makes no sense…changing the rules mid contest.

  48. Reply Post By Matthew Congdon

    Not sure this was fair to restart the voting. Seems shady to me.

    1. The original poll will be added into this new one.

  49. Reply Post By Michael Herring

    It looks like the wrong young man was winning the first poll and it was changed.

    1. Honestly, I do not appreciate what you are insinuating. I run a website that offers FREE recruiting help to all athletes in the state of Georgia, so to question my morality is frustrating.

      You should redirect your anger to the person from the Hart County community who wrote a script that would make it so when people voted for Ladd, then Malachi would then get a vote instead. I spent a lot of time today going back thru all 6800 people who used this poll to clean up this problem. I believe randomizing the order stopped that part, but people could still not vote, and when I looked up their IP address, they were telling the truth.

      1. Reply Post By Anonymous

        I hope you find out who did this, the state has computer laws against this. I had problems voting and again someone made a mess for this two young men.

        1. I highly doubt that I will figure out who did this. They obviously are well beyond my skill-level.

      2. Reply Post By Anonymous

        the reason it was like that is because they sent the link to all of our reminds so EVERYONE in the school voted

    2. Reply Post By Anonymous

      No it looks like they extended & now we’re at at rival basketball game so everyone isn’t voting!!

  50. So proud of such a respectful, kind, smart, and beyond talented young man our community has in Ladd McConkey!! His smile has shown his personality since he was a boy playing rec football! Fastest boy in GA. I love that this NGA young man is competing so well and making his mark against the more middle and southern areas of GA talent!!! Git it, Ladd!!!

  51. Reply Post By Anonymous

    I’ve been trying to vote all day for Malachi Thomas and it keeps stating my vote has already been counted. I’ve tried on wifi and off and on laptop and mobile.

  52. So if Malachi is ahead at 9:00 pm will the poll be extended again? So ridiculous!!

    1. Reply Post By Anonymous

      Nah, they’ll just do “co-player” of the year!!

  53. Reply Post By Olivia Johnson

    I see you said you deleted votes because the IP address was not registered in the U.S. but that isn’t right. I work for a German based company so my work computer has a foreign IP. I voted from my company’s computer several times throughout the week. My votes should count as anyone else’s does. THIS SUCKS!

  54. My last vote for Ladd was at 6:08 & still not counting my vote. What’s up with that?

  55. absolutely rigged, if you didn’t want Malachi to win why was he included in the poll? Every change that has been made has benefited one player and hurt Malachi. You shouldn’t change the rules halfway through the poll. Ridiculous and rigged.

    1. I do not care who wins, but when I look up people’s votes they would have for 5 Ladd and 8 for Malachi. Then they would say they voted for Ladd. Tell me how that makes sense. What I have been trying to do is combat whoever the individual is that tried to rig this poll.

      1. Reply Post By Anonymous

        Thank you for making it fair! Resetting for the two finalists makes sense and supporters will support them just as much with the reset and is fair. Can you check my vote? I voted right after the two finalists were announced around 6:30 but it won’t take my vote again now. Can you check it?

      2. Reply Post By Anonymous

        So when Ladd was up by 300 its not a problem right. No, one said anything. So it was rig then? Make sure that its done right.

      3. Reply Post By Anonymous

        Maybe they hit the wrong one with the names switching on them?

    2. Reply Post By Anonymous

      At 7pm Malachi was ahead. Even if you add poll 2 to poll 1 he is still leading. And the random names not always in same spot may have thrown some people off. I saw Ladd number go up when I voted for Malachi. I figured it’s when the timing of people’s votes. If he says he checked every IP address on the back end then he knows who tried what.
      Just because YOUR guy didn’t win. Is stupid to throw a fit. I only mentioned I couldn’t vote since poll 2 and that is only 2 votes of mine. Regardless Malachi was leading. Don’t blame this guy on the website it’s technology and it can’t have issues. Technology isn’t perfect. Who is to say that someone voting for Ladd didn’t make that script and hav it coming from hart county. Oye.

      1. Reply Post By Anonymous

        Malachi could have 100% jumped 500 votes in an hour there are 100 boys on our football team. If each one got 5 people to vote bam 500. We live in a small town with HUGE support. When we played GAC our visitor stands were over flowing with standing room only for hart county where gac barely filled up 1/2 of one section. I have 698 friends on my friend list if atleast 100 I know would vote and we shared the heck outta this so yes it could happen. Do the math! Don’t be butt hurt. If your guy doesn’t win.
        The polls were stopped cause clearly it started having issues. At 7 Malachi was on top. Shoulda been the end period.

  56. Reply Post By Anonymous

    This poll is ridiculous.

    Changing the polls end time as well as THE ACTUAL POLL is absurd and you clearly aren’t representing a “people’s vote”, but instead promoting your own ideology.

    If Malachi Thomas is leading in votes, BY A LARGE MARGIN, then why would you change the poll without notifying the public?

    Also, it is unfair to the athletes whose name you removed. What if they had a comeback? You aren’t representing any people’s vote. Why let the public vote if you’re just going to change the poll as well as the voting process throughout the ENTIRETY of the poll?

    Listen, no disrespect to Ladd, he’s a great athlete (clearly) and most likely a great kid. However, Malachi was clearly leading in votes.

    1. I do not know how to state this anymore clearly. When I looked up the IP address of people voting for Ladd, they also had votes for Malachi. How is that the correct representation of the people’s vote?

  57. Reply Post By Anonymous

    This is ridiculous. Malachi is a wonderful all around person this is not fair. Now people that have voted every hour for him can not vote. and have been flowing the rules.

  58. Reply Post By Amanda Waters Sissy

    It let me vote at 6:39 and it has been over an hour and it will not let me vote????? This has been happening since yesterday morning! Ridiculous!!!

  59. Reply Post By Shelley

    I am trying to vote for Ladd McConkey for the 191st time & it says my vote has already been counted. What do I need to do?

  60. Why was the poll closed at 8 when it said 9? Why did they even restart the votes? No one knew about that. This was unfair!

  61. Reply Post By Anonymous

    Malachi Thomas is the winner….

    1. Reply Post By Anonymous

      yes he was

  62. Reply Post By Anonymous

    What a mess! Malachi Thomas was clearly ahead at 7pm when the poll should’ve closed. Ladd is gone and Malachi will be back next year!

    1. Reply Post By Anonymous

      got em

  63. Reply Post By Hanahan

    Malachi gets the W! Congrats on a terrific season and a bright future.

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