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What boys team went on the road to defeat No. 1 Allatoona 57-38 in the state quarterfinals?
Today's answer can  
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Monday's answer:

Prior to Saturday's 62-49 win over Wheeler in the Class AAAAAA state championship, Tift County's last state title came in 1996.  






1. Tift County

2. Wheeler

3. North Gwinnett

4. Norcross

5. Pebblebrook

6. Berkmar

7. Hillgrove

8. Luella

9. Walton

10. Brunswick




1. Miller Grove

2. Warner Robins

3. Stephenson

4. Tucker

5. Jenkins

6. Allatoona

7. Osborne

8. Clarke Central

9. Sprayberry

10. Northside-Warner Robins


Class AAAA


1. Jonesboro

2. Columbia

3. Alexander

4. Westover

5. Glenn Hills

6. Rutland

7. Fayette County

8. Sandy Creek

9. Eagle's Landing

10. Johnson-Gainesville


Class AAA


1. Morgan County

2. Buford

3. Johnson-Savannah

4. Callaway

5. Washington County

6. Cartersville

7. Cedar Grove

8. Thomson

9. St. Pius X

10. Elbert County


Class AA


1. GAC

2. Calhoun

3. Vidalia

4. Laney

5. Jefferson

6. Pelham

7. Model

8. Manchester

9. Crawford County

10. Coosa


Class A


1. St. Francis

2. Whitefield Aca.

3. Athens Christian

4. North Cobb Christian

5. Wilkinson County

6. Calvary Day

7. Greenforest Christian

8. Turner County

9. Holy Innocents'

10. Aquinas








1. McEachern

2. Archer

3. Lowndes

4. North Forsyth

5. South Forsyth

6. Parkview

7. Hillgrove

8. Norcross

9. Douglas County

10. Mountain View




1. Tucker

2. SW DeKalb

3. Drew

4. Osborne

5. Forest Park

6. Salem

7. Stephenson

8. Effingham County

9. Northside-Columbus

10. Greenbrier


Class AAAA


1. Redan

2. Columbus

3. Columbia

4. South Effingham

5. Fayette County

6. Woodland-Henry

7. Cross Creek

8. River Ridge

9. Mary Persons

10. Rutland


Class AAA


1. St. Pius X

2. Buford

3. Beach

4. Washington County

5. Pike County

6. Morgan County

7. Dodge County

8. Tattnall County

9. Central-Carroll

10. Johnson-Savannah


Class AA


1. Kendrick

2. Wesleyan

3. Laney

4. Greater Atlanta Christian

5. Pelham

6. Putnam County

7. Pepperell

8. Jefferson

9. Vidalia

10. Calhoun


Class A


1. Southwest Atlanta Christian

2. Holy Innocents'

3. St. Francis

4. Randolph-Clay

5. George Walton Academy

6. Mitchell County

7. Darlington

8. Calvary Day

9. Claxton

10. Mount Paran



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State champs end debate after plenty of parity


While there were quite a few upsets in the seven boys state tournaments, some classifications saw little change from the pre-playoffs poll. Class AA was one of those, which saw the top four stay the same (although in different order). However, other classifications saw drastic shake-ups throughout their respective top 10s.


Miller Grove moved to No. 1 for the first time since the preseason poll by dominating the Class AAAAA playoffs. Allatoona which had been No. 1 for much of the year, dropped to No. 6 after getting manhandled 57-38 by Stephenson at home in the quarterfinals. Much of the Class AAAAA top 190, however, consisted of the same teams although Northside-Warner Robins debuted in the poll.


In the state's largest classification, Tift County took over at No. 1 after beating

Photo by Walter Pinion 

Wheeler in the final. One interesting omission from the final poll was Westlake, which was ranked at the top for much of the season, but lost in the first round of the state tournament.


In Class AAAA, coach Don Maehlman's Jonesboro squad finally reached No. 1, as he exclaimed in the post-game interview Thursday night. While Columbia held the top spot for much of the season, the Cardinals now own it for good.


Morgan County emphatically earned the No. 1 ranking in Class AAA behind Tookie Brown's incredible finals performance against Buford. Callaway and Thomson each entered the top 10 after being unranked heading into the postseason.


The Class A combined poll features eight private teams, with St. Francis leading the way after its first boys state title. Athens Christian jumped from No. 7 to No. 1 and Turner County and Aquinas each made the final poll after missing out in the pre-playoff rankings.





Tucker, St. Pius and SACA make jump to No. 1



In Class AAAAAA, state champion McEachern remains No. 1 ahead of finalist Archer. Lowndes moved up five spots from the pre-playoff poll and finishes at No. 3 after its run to the semifinals. North Forsyth moved to No. 4 and South Forsyth made its debut at No. 5 after reaching the state semifinals. Westlake dropped out of the top 10 with its 59-58 first round loss to Tift County.


Tucker took over No. 1 in Class AAAAA with a convincing 83-65 win over Southwest

Photo by Ty Freeman

DeKalb in the state championship. Drew fell one spot to No. 3 with the Tigers' jump to No. 1 and Osborne rounds out the top 4 after falling to the state champs (Tucker) in multiple overtimes in the second round.


The top three stayed put in Class AAAA, but South Effingham, Fayette County and Woodland-Henry jumped Cross Creek for the four, five and six spots. Chestatee lost to Grady 55-51 in the first round and was replaced by Rutland in the top 10.


St. Pius X reclaimed No. 1 in Class AAA with its 48-45 win over Buford in the state championship. Pre-playoff No. 1 Washington County dropped to No. 4 with its 53-52 loss to No. 3 Beach in the quarterfinals. Pike County jumped five spots and into the top 5 with its semifinals appearance and Johnson-Savannah debuts at No. 10 after reaching the state quarterfinals.


Kendrick closed out Wesleyan 69-58 in the Class AA state championship game and remains No. 1 ahead of the No. 2 Wolves. Laney moved to No. 3 with its semifinals berth ahead of Greater Atlanta Christian.


In Class A, Southwest Atlanta Christian takes over No. 1 in the poll after toppling unbeaten Holy Innocents' 57-52 in the Class A-Private championship. The Golden Bears dropped one spot to No. 2 and St. Francis fell from No. 2  to No. 3. Class A-Public state champion Randolph-Clay finishes at No. 4 and Class A-Public state runner-up Mitchell County finishes at No. 6. George Walton Academy was jumped by both state champs and fell from No. 3 to No. 5. Mt. Paran is debuting in the final poll and the Eagles come in at No. 10.





Information Session: March 18 | 7-9 PM


Dear Coach,

We wanted to provide an update regarding the 2014 Atlanta Falcons Coaches Clinic hosted by Head Coach Mike Smith. Due to the NFL Draft which is now in May and required commitments, the next Coaches Clinic will be held in March 2015. Please save the date for the Atlanta Falcons Salute to High School Football reception for Georgia high school football head coaches on Saturday, December 13 at the Georgia Dome. 


Please save the date for the Atlanta Falcons Salute to High School Football reception for Georgia high school football head coaches on Saturday, December 13 at the Georgia Dome. 


For other Atlanta Falcons youth and prep football program information, please visit or on twitter @AFPlayFootball


Thanks so much for your support of the Atlanta Falcons. 


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