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BERKMAR LB NAMED CAPTAIN IN THE COMMUNITY

Berkmar's Jamal Wise was named the Atlanta Falcons Captain in the Community for the week. See his story and our volleyball coverage below in today's SHSSN. 
 

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How many Class AAAAA volleyball teams are undefeated in area play? 

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Current Fitzgerald head coach Jason Strickland led Lamar County to a 12-1 record in his final year with the Trojans (2011).
WEEK 9 
VOLLEYBALL RANKINGS

 

 

Class AAAAAA

1. Walton

2. Harrison

3. North Cobb

4. East Coweta

5. John's Creek

6. Lassiter

7. Etowah

8. West Forsyth

9. Roswell

10. Pope

 

Class AAAAA

1. Sequoyah

2. Dunwoody

3. Ola

4. Columbus

5. Northside-Columbus

6. Northgate

7. River Ridge

8. Cambridge

9. Camden County

10. Allatoona

 

Class AAAA

1. Buford

2. Sandy Creek

3. Marist

4. St. Pius

5. Woodward Academy

6. North Hall

7. Northwest Whitfield

8. North Oconee

9. Ridgeland

10. Southeast Whitfield

 

Class AAA

1. Blessed Trinity

2. Westminster

3. Oconee County

4. Decatur

5. Sonoraville

6. Rockmart

7. Savannah Arts

8. Fannin County

9. Morgan County

10. Southeast Bulloch

 

Class AA

1. Wesleyan

2. Holy Innocents'

3. Lovett

4. Gordon Lee

5. Greater Atlanta Christian

6. Coosa

7. St. Vincent's Academy

8. Pace Academy

9. Model

10. Darlington

 

Class A

1. Hebron Christian

2. Savannah Christian

3. Athens Academy

4. ELCA

5. Walker

6. Fellowship Christian

7. Mt. Paran

8. Landmark Christian

9. Prince Avenue

10. Calvary Day

 

 

 

 






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VOLLEYBALL NOTEBOOK
By Craig Sager II
Area tournaments pack state-wide action

The next week will crown this year's area champions and set the seeding for this year's state playoffs. Class AAAAAA area tournaments are underway and Walton will head to Woodstock Thursday night with the rest of Area 5 looking to defend its title. The Raiders are 8-0 in area play this year and will be joined by Woodstock, Lassiter, Pope, Etowah, Roswell, Cherokee, Milton and Wheeler in the battle for
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five playoff spots. Harrison is unbeaten in Area 4 action and takes the court at Hillgrove on Saturday in the area semifinals after earning a bye. 

The Hoyas are one of four teams that will earn a playoff spot out of Area 4 and will be challenged by a surging North Cobb team that fell in three sets to the Hoyas last week (25-23, 19-25, 21-25). North Gwinnett, Brookwood, Lee County and Rockdale County all enter their area tournaments unbeaten in area play.

            

In Class AAAAA, Sequoyah opened the Area 7 tournament with a (25-7, 25-9) blowout over Kell. The Chiefs improved to 44-7 and face Riverwood on Thursday at River Ridge. Area 7 shapes up to be one of the best tournaments this week as Cambridge (6-0), River Ridge (6-1) and Riverwood (6-1) are all battling for playoff seeding.

            

Dunwoody swept Creekside and Southwest DeKalb to open the Area 6 tournament and improved to 11-0 against area opponents without dropping a single set.


In Class AAAA, Marist and St. Pius X square off Thursday night in the Area 6 tournament. Marist handed the Golden Lions their only area loss of the season on Sept. 30 in an epic (25-19, 34-32) sweep.  

            

In Class AA, the matchup between No. 1 Wesleyan and No. 2 Holy Innocents' will likely decide the Area 4 champion. Wesleyan has topped the Golden Bears twice this season, including a (20-25, 25-23, 25-16) win on Sept. 23.

            

In Class A, Prince Avenue Christian opens Area 6 action with Providence Christian. Host Athens Academy and Hebron Christian highlight the Area 6 field. 

 


VOLLEYBALL RANKINGS SUMMARY
By Craig Sager II
North Cobb cracks top 3 in Class AAAAAA

In Class AAAAAA, North Cobb jumped East Coweta for No. 3 with its 3-1 victory over the Indians. Pope replaces North Gwinnett in the poll and re-enters at No. 10.

Allatoona replaced Grovetown in Class AAAAA after moving to a perfect 10-0 in Area 5-AAAA play.

In Class AAA, Blessed Trinity survived a 2-1 victory over Westminster and retained its No. 1 status. The loss to the Titans was Westminster's first defeat since Sept. 13 (St. Pius 2-0).  Fannin County jumped Morgan County and Southeast Bulloch for No. 8 after improving to 6-0 in area play.

            

Wesleyan swept Allatoona, Centennial, Mountain View and Rabun County in its first week as Class AA's No. 1 team. The Wolves took over the top spot after dethroning Holy Innocents' in three sets on Sept. 23. Holy Innocents' has dropped four of its last six games (all to ranked opponents) but remains No. 2 with a Thursday night rematch with top-ranked Wesleyan looming. Lovett defeated Lamar County and scored a win by forfeit over Hapeville Charter in its area tournament and sits at No. 3. Coosa improved to No. 6 in this week's poll after posting five-straight wins, including two over area-rival Darlington.

            

In Class A, Walker took over No. 6 after a 2-0 victory over Mt. Paran. Walker fell (27-25, 23-25, 24-26) on Senior Night to Mt. Paran two weeks ago, but avenged the loss swiftly with a (25-20, 25-15) victory on Tuesday. Fellowship Christian was able to sweep Mt. Paran this past weekend and sits at No. 6.

 

 

SEE LEFT PANEL FOR RANKINGS


CAPTAIN IN THE COMMUNITY
Wise recognized for commitments off the field


The Atlanta Falcons Captain in the Community presented by Ford is Jamal Wise, a linebacker for Berkmar High School in Lilburn, GA.  Wise has made several contributions to his community, including volunteering at Feed the Hungry, NG3 (Christian Youth Non-Profit Organization) and tutors younger children in his community.

 

The Captain in the Community program recognizes outstanding high school football student-athletes around the state of Georgia that demonstrate strong leadership skills both on-and-off the field.  Winners are selected by USA Football, the Official Youth Football Development Partner of the NFL. Additionally, each winner's high school will receive a grant in the amount of $1,000 to support community initiatives courtesy of the Atlanta Falcons and the NFL's Youth Football Fund.

 

To submit a nomination for the Atlanta Falcons Captain in the Community Program, please visit AtlantaFalcons.com. 

 



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