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Question: 
What team handed Jefferson the only loss of its 2012 state championship season?

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Thursday's Answer: 
Harrison volleyball's last loss was to Walton. 
THURSDAY SCORES


 

Football

Henry County 7, Mt. Zion-Jonesboro 0

Macon County 35, Perry 6

Riverdale 42, Hampton

Spalding 29, Walnut Grove 6


 

Volleyball

Allatoona 2, N. Paulding 1

Archer 2, Central Gwinnett 0

Buford 2, Eagles Landing 0

Buford 2, Lambert 0

Calvary Day 2, Savannah Country Day 1

Carrollton 2, Shaw 0

Coosa 2, Model 1

East Coweta 2, Newnan 0

East Coweta 2, Northgate 0

Johns Creek 2, Mill Creek 1

Landmark Christian 2, McIntosh 0

Landmark Christian 2, Trinity Christian

Luella 2, OLM 0

Mill Creek 2, Gainesville 0

Mtn View 2, Parkview 0

Mount. Pigsah 2, Lakeside, DeKalb 0

Newnan 2, Northgate 1

N. Forsyth 2, Chamblee 0

North Gwinnett 2, North Forsyth 0

North Hall 2, Putnam County 0

North Oconee 2, Ola 0

Northview 2, Hillgrove 0

Oconee 2, Jefferson 1

Peachtree Ridge 2, Duluth 0

Peachtree Ridge 2, George Walton 0

Rockdale 2, Ola 0

Sequoyah 2, Lassiter 0

Union Grove 2 , Hampton 0

West Forsyth 2, Parkview 0

West Forsyth 2, Tucker 0

Westlake 2, Creekside 0

Westminster 3, Pope 0


 

Softball

Alcovy 10, Lakeside 0

Archer 7, Grayson 1

Armuchee 13, Darlington 1

Bacon County 11, McIntosh County Academy 2

Bleckley County 7, Lamar County 4

Buford 16, Johnson, Gainesville 0

Calhoun 6, Sonoraville 0

Calvary Day 5, Savannah Country Day 1

Hooch 3, Northview 1

Cherokee 13, Walton 1

Clinch Co. 10, Charlton 3

Coffee County 2, Ware County 0

Commerce 13, Hebron Christian 1

Creekview 11, Dalton 7

Eagles Landing 20, Jonesboro 0

Early county 8, Brooks County 0

East Laurens 17, Montgomery County 1

Eastside 22, Riverdale 0

Excel Christian 9, Mount Pigsah 0

First Presbyterian 10, Mount DeSales 0

Forsyth Central 8, North Springs 0

Forsyth Central 19, North Springs 3

Ga Military 12, Aquinas 0

Gordon Lee 15, Chattooga 0

Greenbrier 9,  Grovetown 0

Hiram 17, Lithia Springs 1

Holy Innocents' 5, Lovett 4

Howard 8, Upson-Lee 5

Jeff Davis 2, Long County 1

Jones County 2, Houston County 1

Lakeview, Oglethorpe 1, Murray County 0

Lambert 16, Alpharetta 0

Lassiter 13, Wheeler 1

Marion County 13, Dooly County 0

Marist 12, Chamblee 0

Mill Creek 8, Peachtree Ridge 0

Mountain View 3, Duluth 1

Newnan 17, Langston Hughes 0

North Cobb 15, Marietta 0

North Forsyth 8, Johns Creek 2

Northgate 8, Mundy's Mill 0

North Oconee 7, Monroe Area 3

Northside, Columbus 4, Shaw 0

Oconee 4, Jefferson 1

Paideia 21, Our Lady of Mercy 4

Peach County 10, Jackson 2

Prince Avenue Christian 3, Athens Christian 0

Rutland 17, Spencer 0

South Effingham 3, Richmond Hill 2

Walnut Grove 16, Mount Zion 0

Wesleyan 11, Greater Atlanta Christian 1

Woodland 15, Stockbridge 0

Worth County 6, Crisp County 3


 

 





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WHAT TO WATCH FOR
By Craig Sager II
Ranked teams tested with Week 4 slate

 

Hillgrove at Lovejoy

 

Hillgrove is 2-1 and comes off a 28-21 loss to the potent North Gwinnett Bulldogs. Lovejoy is 2-0 under first-year head coach Edgar Carson and has dominated Mundy's Mill and Dutchtown on the road by a combined 88-28 heading into its home opener. Tennessee commit Preston Williams is a five-star receiver and caught four touchdowns last Friday against Dutchtown and is in the race for Georgia's Offensive Player of the Year.

 

Peachtree Ridge at McEachern

 

McEachern has one of the most difficult schedules in the state and it is not getting easier anytime soon. After one-score losses to North Gwinnett and Buford to open the season, sophomore quarterback Bailey Hockman leads the Indians against a 2-0 Peachtree Ridge team. Peacthree Ridge opened the year with a 14-10 win over Archer and exploded to a 41-24 win at Parkview last Friday. Deangelo Gibbs is a sophomore defensive back and receiver that looks to be the top prospect in the state from the Class of 2017. Gibbs has offers from all over the SEC and is considered the No. 5 sophomore prospect in the entire nation. Gibbs had seven catches for 144 yards and a touchdown in Week 1 and recorded his first interception of the season last week.

 

Grayson at Archer

 

Archer got a much-needed bye week last Friday after opening the season with a 21-13 loss to Sandy Creek and a 14-10 loss to Peacthree Ridge. The Tigers are finally back at home and will face a Grayson team that currently sits as the No. 2 team in Class AAAAAA. Grayson won the 2011 state title with a dream team of seniors but took a slide the past two years. They're back to championship form and after blanking Gainesville 39-0 in the opener, the Rams rallied from a 16-7 deficit to Hughes last Friday to runaway with a 26-16 victory.

 

Coffee at Ware County

 

This is one of the top games in South Georgia as Class AAAAA's No. 3 Ware County hosts No. 2 Coffee. Ware County is led by Franklin Stephens, who came from Lamar County and Tucker. The Gators dominated Brooks County 31-6 before pounding national power Manatee (Fla.) 23-7 the following week. Coffee was classed down from AAAAAA this year after competing in the daunting Region 1-AAAAAA with Camden County, Valdosta, Lowndes, Tift County and Colquitt County the past few seasons.

 

Flowery Branch at Lanier

 

No. 10 Lanier entered the Class AAAAA top 10 for the first time this week and will host No. 8 Flowery Branch. Lanier is a young program in just its third full varsity season and comes off a school-record 9-3 finish last year. The 2-0 Longhorns are neighbors to North Gwinnett and house some of that same talent. Flowery Branch shutout Chestatee 29-0 in the season opener and had a bye last Friday.

 

East Coweta at Whitewater

 

Whitewater has a chance to make a run in Class AAAA after getting bumped down a classification this year from its previous home in Class AAAAA. East Coweta has looked impressive with a 42-14 win over Arabia Mountain in the season opener and a 24-7 win at Harrison last weekend.

 

Westminster at Elbert County

 

Class AAA No. 6 Westminster has big wins over Lovett and Laney to open the season and will visit No. 10 Elbert County. The Blue Devils beat Cedar Shoals 42-20 and Stephens County 35-20 to earn a spot in this week's top 10.

 

Commerce at Jefferson

 

Commerce sits at 2-0 as they visit Class AAA No. 5 Jefferson. The Jefferson Dragons have opened their season with wins over Rabun County (50-14), Winder-Barrow (41-7) and North Hall (48-8), outscoring the trio of opponents 138-29. This is Jefferson's first season in AAA after getting bumped up from Class AA and this is the non-region game before jumping into region play.

 

Marion County at Dooly County

 

Defending Class A-Public state champion Marion County opened the season with a 40-0 road win over Miller County and enjoyed a bye week last Friday. Dooly County has beat a pair of solid opponents and is fresh off a 24-13 win over Wilcox County.

 



UPSET ALERT
By Stephen Black
Former No. 1 looks for redemption

 

No. 2 Grayson at Archer

Other than Colquitt County, Class AAAAAA's power teams have largely been

Photo by Sonny Kennedy

a disappointment. Especially if you look at our preseason rankings. Archer, ranked highly in every preseason poll, has nose-dived into an 0-2 start with losses to Sandy Creek and Peachtree Ridge. The offense, which dazzled last year and in summer 7-on-7's, has largely been the culprit. The Tigers need QB Gabe Tiller to hit his stride - and fast. Grayson appears to be back after a rough 2013. This is Archer's chance to get back on its feet in region play.

 

Eastside at Class AAAA No. 3 Griffin

Following their state championship season, the Griffin Bears encountered some controversy and coach Steve DeVoursney was forced to resign. The Bears, however, have started the season 2-0 including an impressive 36-22 win over Burke County last week. Griffin is led by a talented cast of playmakers, including Auburn commitment Jordan Colbert, Georgia commitment Christian Owens and Duke pledge Keyston Fuller.

 

Eastside QB Austin Holloway will need to have a spectacular game to help the Eagles overcome the talent-rich Bears.

 

Class AAA No. 6 Westminster at No. 10 Elbert County

Based on ranking, it would be a slight upset if Elbert County pulled of a win over the 2-0 Wildcats, who have opened the season with quality wins over Lovett and Laney. However, the Blue Devils just so happen to play in one of the most intimidating venues in all of Georgia high school sports: The Granite Bowl.

 

Westminster comes in with a staunch defense that has allowed just 16 points, while Elbert County counters with an offense that has totaled 77 points in wins over Cedar Shoals and Stephens County. Elbert County will be tough to beat at home, despite being ranked below Westminster. 

 

Class A No. 8 Commerce at Class AAA No. 5 Jefferson

One of the top rivalries in the state, Commerce and Jefferson have been going at it since 1947. The Commerce Tigers own the series record with 42 wins in 68 games, but the Dragons have won six of the past seven. However, Commerce put the lone loss on Jefferson during the Dragons' 2012 state championship campaign.

 

Jefferson QB Evan Shirreffs should help lead the Dragons to a win at home, but don't count out Commerce in this rivalry.

 

Hillgrove at Class AAAAAA No. 4 Lovejoy

Hillgrove has started out strong, and nearly upset North Gwinnett last week in a tight 28-21 loss. The Hawks, however, get another chance to pull off a shocker this week when they travel to Clayton County to face the Wildcats. Lovejoy is led by WR Preston Williams, who is arguably the top pass-catching prospect in the state.

 

Lovejoy has struggled to beat quality Class AAAAAA teams in recent history, nearly losing to Alpharetta, East Coweta and Marietta last year, none of which advanced past the second round of the playoffs. Lowndes eventually eliminated Lovejoy from the postseason in Round 2. Hillgrove has been battle-tested over the years under coach Phillip Ironside, pulling off playoff upsets over Camden County and Stephenson in recent seasons. 


 



SCORE PICK'EM

THIS WEEK'S GAMES

 

Coffee at Ware County

Grayson at Archer

Marion County at Dooly County

Westminster at Elbert County

Flowery Branch at Lanier

Hillgrove at Lovejoy

Woodward Academy at Lovett

Peachtree Ride at McEachern

South Paulding at East Paulding

East Coweta at Whitewater

 

 

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Ricky Dimon
18-12
Last Week 7-3Ware
Archer
Marion
Westminster
Flowery Branch
Lovejoy
Lovett
McEachern
East Paulding
Whitewater
DJ Galbiati-Blalock
15-15
Last Week 5-5Ware
Archer
Dooly
Westminster
Flowery Branch
Lovejoy
Lovett
McEachern
East Paulding
East Coweta
Lauren Goldstein
15-15
Last Week 6-4Ware
Grayson
Marion
Westminster
Flowery Branch
Lovejoy
Woodward
Peachtree Ridge
East Paulding
Whitewater
Stephen Black
15-15
Last Week 7-3Ware Co.
Grayson
Marion Co.
Elbert Co.
Lanier
Hillgrove
Woodward Aca.
Peachtree Ridge
East Paulding
East Coweta
Craig Sager
15-15
Last Week 7-3Ware
Grayson
Marion
Westminster
Lanier
Lovejoy
Woodward
Peachtree Ridge
East Paulding
East Coweta
Brian Jones
10-20
Last Week 5-5Ware
Archer
Dooly
Westminster
Flowery Branch
Lovejoy
Lovett
Peachtree Ridge
East Paulding
Whitewater

 

 

 

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