South Georgia Football Poll – Final Standings

article submitted by site contributor Barry Every

 

Large Schools (AAAAAAA & AAAAAA)

The 18-year championship drought came to an end as the Wildcats brought the Title back to Titletown. Valdosta (14-1) knocked off Tucker 17-7 earning their 24th State Championship.

Senior signal caller Josh Belton remained hot as he completed 16 of 24 passes for 162 yards and two scores in the win over the Tigers. He also added 53 yards rushing on nine carries. For the second week in a row Belton is the South Georgia Large School Player of the Week.

Not only did Valdosta win the GHSA-AAAAAA Championship they finished the season ranked #1 in Large Schools.

Colquitt County (8-5) finished the season ranked #3 in Large Schools and is the top ranked AAAAAAA team in South Georgia.

There are 10 GHSA-AAAAAA and four GHSA-AAAAAAA schools south of Macon.

Medium Schools (AAAAA, AAAA & AAA)

No team in Medium Schools South of the gnat-line made it to the Georgia Dome. The last school to win a State Championship in Medium Schools was Peach County in 2009.

There are only nine teams in South Georgia that play GHSA-AAAAA football. Ware County ended the season ranked #5 in Medium Schools and is the highest ranked AAAAA team.

Cairo (11-2) finished the season ranked #3 in Medium Schools while being the highest ranked AAAA school south of Macon.

In GHSA-AAA there are 21 teams in South Georgia. Peach County (12-2) ended the season as the #1 team in Medium Schools.

Small Schools (AA & A)

After Fitzgerald (13-2) scored on their opening drive Benedictine (15-0) ran off 35 unanswered points on their way to a 49-26 victory and a GHSA-AA State Championship.

The Cadets finish the season ranked #1 in Small Schools and as the top ranked GHSA-AA school in South Georgia. There are 20 schools south of Macon in class AA.

Senior standout John Wesley Kennedy, III racked up 267 all-purpose yards and scored twice in leading the Cadets to their second Championship in three seasons. For his stellar effort he is the South Georgia Small School Player of the Week.

Macon County (12-2) earned their second State Championship with a 35-0 win over McIntosh County Academy. Their previous Title came in 1996.

Macon County finishes the season ranked #3 in Small Schools and as the #1 ranked GHSA-A school in South Georgia. There are 38 single-A teams south of Macon.

Bulldog quarterback K’hari Lane completed 16 of 23 passes for 183 yards and four touchdown tosses. He is now the State’s all-time leader in touchdown passes in a season with 56. Amazingly he only threw two interceptions on 319 passing attempts this season.





Large School’s Top 10 (AAAAAAA/AAAAAA)

1. Valdosta Wildcats (1-AAAAAA)
Head Coach: Alan Rodemaker
Record: (14-1/4-0)
Last Game: Josh Belton accounted for 215 yards and two scores in the Wildcats 17-7 win over Tucker.
Next Game: Season Complete

2. Northside-Warner Robins Eagles (1-AAAAAA)
Head Coach: Kevin Kinsler
Record: (11-3/2-2)
Last Game: Season Complete
Next Game: Season Complete

3. Colquitt County Packers (1-AAAAAAA)
Head Coach: Rush Propst
Record: (8-5/3-0)
Last Game: Season Complete
Next Game: Season Complete

4. Glynn Academy Red Terrors (2-AAAAAA)
Head Coach: Rocky Hidalgo
Record: (11-2/4-0)
Last Game: Season Complete
Next Game: Season Complete

5. Lowndes Vikings (1-AAAAAAA)
Head Coach: Randy McPherson
Record: (10-3/2-1)
Last Game: Season Complete
Next Game: Season Complete

6. Coffee Trojans (1-AAAAAA)
Head Coach: Robby Pruitt
Record: (7-6/1-3)
Last Game: Season Complete
Next Game: Season Complete

7. Lee County Trojans (1-AAAAAA)
Head Coach: Dean Fabrizio
Record: (8-3/2-2)
Last Game: Season Complete
Next Game: Season Complete

8. Tift County Blue Devils (1-AAAAAAA)
Head Coach: Ashley Anders
Record: (6-5/1-2)
Last Game: Season Complete
Next Game: Season Complete

9. Houston County Bears (1-AAAAAA)
Head Coach: Von Lassiter
Record: (7-3/1-3)
Last Game: Season Complete
Next Game: Season Complete

10. Effingham County Rebels (2-AAAAAA)
Head Coach: Buddy Holder
Record: (7-4/3-1)
Last Game: Season Complete
Next Game: Season Complete

Just Outside: Brunswick (5-5), Richmond Hill (6-4)





Medium School’s Top 10 (AAAAA/AAAA/AAA)

1. Peach County Trojans (4-AAA)
Head Coach: Chad Campbell
Record: (12-2/6-0)
Last Game: Season Complete
Next Game: Season Complete

2. Crisp County Cougars (1-AAA)
Head Coach: Shelton Felton
Record: (13-1/4-0)
Last Game: Season Complete
Next Game: Season Complete

3. Cairo Syrupmakers (1-AAAA)
Head Coach: Steven Devoursney
Record: (11-2/7-0)
Last Game: Season Complete
Next Game: Season Complete

4. Liberty County Panthers (2-AAA)
Head Coach: Kirk Warner
Record: (11-2/5-0)
Last Game: Season Complete
Next Game: Season Complete

5. Ware County Gators (2-AAAAA)
Head Coach: Franklin Stephens
Record: (8-4/4-0)
Last Game: Season Complete
Next Game: Season Complete

6. Pierce County Bears (2-AAA)
Head Coach: Sean Pender
Record: (9-4/4-1)
Last Game: Season Complete
Next Game: Season Complete

7. Thomas County Central Yellow Jackets (1-AAAAA)
Head Coach: Bill Shaver
Record: (8-4/3-1)
Last Game: Season Complete
Next Game: Season Complete

8. Jenkins Warriors (3-AAA)
Head Coach: Tim Adams
Record: (10-2/7-0)
Last Game: Season Complete
Next Game: Season Complete

9. Savannah Blue Jackets (3-AAA)
Head Coach: Tony Welch
Record: (9-3/6-1)
Last Game: Season Complete
Next Game: Season Complete

10. Worth County Rams (1-AAA)
Head Coach: Jason Tone
Record: (7-5/3-1)
Last Game: Season Complete
Next Game: Season Complete

Just Outside: Bainbridge (5-6), Brantley County (6-4), Carver (7-5), West Laurens (7-5)





Small School’s Top 10 (AA/A)

1. Benedictine Cadets (2-AA)
Head Coach: Danny Britt
Record: (15-0/7-0)
Last Game: Nick Iannone completed seven of eight passes for 172 yards and two scores while Tyleek Collins added a pair of touchdowns in the Cadets 49-26 win over Fitzgerald.
Next Game: Season Complete

2. Fitzgerald Purple Hurricane (1-AA)
Head Coach: Jason Strickland
Record: (13-2/5-0)
Last Game: The Purple Hurricane “D” gave up 290 yards rushing in their 49-26 loss to Benedictine.
Next Game: Season Complete

3. Macon County Bulldogs (4-A Div. B)
Head Coach: Dexter Copeland
Record: (12-2/5-0)
Last Game: Trey Brown caught three touchdown passes and Jared Daniels added 121 yards rushing while scoring twice in the Bulldogs 35-0 win over McIntosh County Academy.
Next Game: Season Complete

4. McIntosh County Academy Buccaneers (3-A Div. A)
Head Coach: Robby Robinson
Record: (10-3/4-1)
Last Game: The Bucs’ only managed 159 yards of offense in their 35-0 loss to Macon County.
Next Game: Season Complete

5. Clinch County Panthers (2-A)
Head Coach: Jim Dickerson
Record: (11-2/7-0)
Last Game: Season Complete
Next Game: Season Complete

6. Emanuel County Institute Bulldogs (3-A Div. B)
Head Coach: Chris Kearson
Record: (11-1/5-0)
Last Game: Season Complete
Next Game: Season Complete

7. Calvary Day Cavaliers (3-A Div. A)
Head Coach: Rick Tomberlin
Record: (10-1/5-0)
Last Game: Season Complete
Next Game: Season Complete

8. Vidalia Indians (2-AA)
Head Coach: Lee Chomskis
Record: (9-3/6-1)
Last Game: Season Complete
Next Game: Season Complete

9. Irwin County Indians (2-A)
Head Coach: Buddy Nobles
Record: (8-5/5-2)
Last Game: Season Complete
Next Game: Season Complete

10. Pelham Hornets (1-A)
Head Coach: Dondrial Pinkins
Record: (9-2/8-1)
Last Game: Season Complete
Next Game: Season Complete

Just Outside: Dublin (8-3), Miller County (9-3), Mitchell County (9-3), Savannah Christian (7-4), Taylor County (10-2), Thomasville (5-5), Turner County (8-4)


 

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Note: Special thanks go out to the Georgia High School Football Historians Association (ghsfha.org)

6 Comments

  1. Reply Post By Greene47

    Does everybody forget about Greene county who be Pelham hornets?

    1. Reply Post By Stuart Glenn

      Guess you didn’t read that this is a SOUTH GEORGIA poll. Greene Co is not in South Georgia.

  2. Reply Post By Greene47

    Does everybody forget about Greene county who be Pelham hornets?

    1. Y’all both made it to the quarterfinals and Barry lives in Coffee County and travels all across the southern part of the state watching games and following the talent in the local area.

  3. Reply Post By Greene47

    Beat

  4. Reply Post By Greene47

    Beat

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