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In This Issue
Boys Hoops Rankings
Signing Day Frenzy Top 25
Hoops Rundown
NSD Frenzy
Carrollton Coach Retires
Score Poll
Top Stories
How many losing seasons did Rayvan Teague have during his 24-year head coaching career?  
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Friday's answer:
Cedartown running back and UGA-commit Nick Chubb rushed for 2,690 yards and 41 touchdowns this season.




1. Westlake

2. Wheeler

3. Tift County

4. Norcross

5. Milton

6. Hillgrove

7. McEachern

8. Walton

9. North Gwinnett

10. Douglas County




1. Allatoona

2. Miller Grove

3. Jenkins

4. Sprayberry

5. Tucker

6. Stephenson

7. Clarke Central

8. Warner Robins

9. Drew

10. M.L. King


Class AAAA


1. Columbia

2. South Atlanta

3. Alexander

4. Eagle's Landing

5. Fayette County

6. Rutland

7. Eastside

8. Sandy Creek

9. Statesboro

10. Westover


Class AAA


1. Johnson-Savannah

2. Savannah

3. Cartersville

4. Washington County

5. Morgan County

6. Buford

7. St. Pius X

8. Blessed Trinity

9. Elbert County

10. Cedar Grove


Class AA


1. Greater Atlanta Christian

2. Vidalia

3. Laney

4. Manchester

5. Calhoun

6. Model

7. Jefferson

8. Pelham

9. Crawford County

10. Taylor County


Class A


1. Whitefield Academy

2. Greenforest Christian

3. St. Francis

4. North Cobb Christian

5. Landmark Christian

6. Holy Innocents'

7. Aquinas

8. Randolph-Clay

9. Calhoun County

10. Mt. Vernon Presbyterian



1. Nick Chubb


2. Lorenzo Carter


3. Nick Ruffin


4. Bryson Allen-Williams


5. Dante Sawyer


6. Cortez McDowell


7. Korie Rogers


8. Wesley Green


9. Mike Rogers


10. Orlando Brown


11. Detric Dukes


12. Nate Brown


13. Andrew Williams


14. Kendarius Webster


15. Allen Artis


16. Demarquis Gates


17. Kevin Mouhon


18. Elisha Shaw


19. Treyvon Paulk


20. Myles Autry


21. Taariq Shabazz


22. Kendall Baker


23. C.J. Leggett


24. Grant Haley


25. Evan Berry


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Monday, January 27, 2014


Westlake survives, Morgan County cracks top 5

In Class AAAAAA, No. 1 Westlake survived double overtime to beat Walton 83-76 at the Hoops in Overdrive/Kenn Littlefield Memorial Classic Monday at CentennialThe rest of the top four in Class AAAAAA also went unscathed this week. McEachern fell to Pebblebrook and No. 6 Hillgrove last week and dropped to No. 7.


In Class AAAAA, Allatoona remains unbeaten and at No. 1 while Miller Grove looks solid at No. 2 after grabbing wins over No. 3 Tucker (67-56) and No. 4 Stephenson (62-56) this past week. Tucker topped Stephenson 55-47 on Tuesday, but Stephenson fell 41-39 to Marietta after the win over the Tigers and Tucker remains a spot ahead of the Jaguars at No. 5.


In Class AAAA, South Atlanta moves to No. 2 after topping No. 1 Columbia 70-66 last week. Alexander topped previous No. 2 Fayette County 64-57, Troup 75-46 and Shaw 69-55 and jumped up two spots to No. 3 after its successful week. Westover fell from No. 7 to No. 10 with a 59-58 loss to Americus-Sumter and Eastside debuts at No. 7 in the poll with its 17-2 record.


Johnson-Savannah topped Savannah and is the new No. 1 in Class AAA. Savannah dropped to No. 2. Morgan County is the newest member of the top five after rallying for a huge 76-67 win over previously-unbeaten Clarke Central in overtime of the Blue Collar Basketball/Berkmar MLK Showcase at Berkmar. Blessed Trinity fell from No. 5 to No. 8 in the poll after losing 57-54 to Woodward Academy last week.


In Class AA, Pelham jumped two spots to No. 8 and a 44-41 loss by Taylor County to Monticello dropped Taylor Co. to No. 10.


Whitefield Academy defended its No. 1 ranking by topping last week's No. 2 St. Francis 71-63 and No. 3 North Cobb Christian 64-43. Greenforest Christian beat Westminster 66-50 and Atlanta International 92-37 last week and jumped St. Francis and North Cobb Christian for No. 2 in the poll. No. 8 Randolph-Clay (16-3) and No. 9 Calhoun County (18-1) debut in the poll and send Athens Christian and Seminole County out of the top 10. 



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by Craig Sager II
Carrollton coach to pursue second career



Carrollton head coach Rayvan Teague announced his retirement from coaching early Friday morning in a team meeting with his players. Teague spent the last 24 years as a head football coach in Georgia and is leaving his coaching legacy behind to pursue a career outside of football.


"I don't want

Photo by Jay Goodman

to coach anymore and I want to start my second career in some other area, whether it be sales, administration or something else, and I feel it is that time in life that I need to do that," said Teague. "Teacher retirement is a good plan and the best part of education is the backend and it just made logical sense for me."


The native of Flintstone, Ga., started his head coaching career at LaFayette in 1990 and posted just two losing seasons in 24 years according to the Georgia High School Football Historians Association. Teague won a state championship at Swainsboro in 2000 and led Carrollton to 127 wins in 12 seasons since taking over the program in 2002.


"I've always been told that you will know it was time," said Teague. "I always knew I was not one of these coaches that would hold on and hold on and hold on. The job is very demanding and very taxing, but rewarding as well. I've been extremely blessed and I've been the head coach at three very good programs."


The news came as a surprise to the Carrollton football team and community, which has seen just three other head coaches in the last 56 years, but Teague explained that his players were supportive and that the program is in great hands moving forward.


"The players were both surprised and happy for me," said Teague. "It is a different scenario than just leaving the team [for another team] when you are retiring. I can be an emotional guy and on senior night, I always hate to see players leave, but today was more of a celebration for me. It was a chance that has been earned from putting in the time. I feel good about the position the program is in and can walk away. ... I've embraced the tradition and heritage of Carrollton and all I wanted to do when I got here was to pick up the baton and continue to run the race as well as it had been run before me and I feel like I can lay it down and say that I've done that. ... It is just an exciting phase of my life to move on."


Teague will celebrate his 52nd birthday in May.




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