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Albany at Thomas Co. Central

Aquinas at Georgia Military

Archer at South Gwinnett

Baconton Charter at Mitchell Co.

Bainbridge at Worth Co.

Banneker at Tri-Cities

Benedictine at Jeff Davis

Bradwell Institute at Effingham Co.

Brooks Co. at Seminole Co.

Brookwood at Central Gwinnett

Bryan Co. at Bacon Co.

Cairo at Crisp Co.

Calhoun Co. at Randolph-Clay

Callaway at Cedartown

Cambridge at Sprayberry

Camden Co. at Lowndes

Carrollton at Fayette Co.

Cass at Sequoyah

Centennial at Alpharetta

Central, Talbotton at Taylor Co.

Chattahoochee at Johns Creek

Chattahoochee Co. at Stewart Co.

Cherokee at Milton

Chestatee at Madison Co.

Christian Heritage at Mt. Zion, Carroll

Clarke Central at Flowery Branch

Clarkston at Thomson

Claxton at Jenkins Co.

Coahulla Creek at Gordon Central

Coffee at South Effingham

Cook at Toombs Co.

Creekside at Carver, Atlanta (L)

Cross Creek at Houston Co.

Dade Co. at Darlington

Dalton at Rome

Dawson Co. at Franklin Co.

Dodge Co. at Appling Co.

Dooly Co. at Hawkinsville

Douglas Co. at South Cobb

Douglass at Washington (L)

Dublin at Harlem

Duluth at Collins Hill

Early Co. at Berrien

East Hall at West Hall

East Paulding at Chapel Hill

Elbert Co. at Jackson Co.

Etowah at Lassiter

Gainesville at Lanier

Glascock Co. at North Cobb Christian

Gordon Lee at Coosa

Grayson at Shiloh

GAC at Pace Academy

Greenville at Bowdon

Griffin at Mt. Zion, Jonesboro

Groves at McIntosh Co. Academy

Grovetown at Greenbrier

Habersham Central at Lambert

Haralson Co. at Central, Carrollton

Hardaway at Harris Co.

Harrison at Kennesaw Mountain

Hart Co. at East Jackson

Henry Co. at Walnut Grove

Hillgrove at North Paulding

Hiram at Alexander

Holy Innocents' at KIPP Atl. Collegiate

Howard at Mary Persons

Hughes at East Coweta

Islands at Johnson, Savannah (SS)

Jackson, Atlanta at Towers (AV)

Jefferson at Morgan Co.

Jenkins at Beach (SM)

Johnson Co. at Emanuel Co. Institute

LaFayette at Heritage, Ringgold

LaGrange at Carver, Columbus (K)

Lakeside, Atlanta at Lovejoy (TO)

Lakeview Acad. at George Walton

Lakeview-Ft. Oglethorpe at Ringgold

Lamar Co. at Bleckley Co.

Laney at Butler

Lee Co. at Colquitt Co.

Liberty Co. at Burke Co.

Lithonia at Chamblee (ND)

Loganville at Cedar Shoals

Lovett at Hapeville Charter

Lumpkin Co. at Fannin Co.

Marion Co. at Brookstone

McEachern at North Cobb

McNair at Cedar Grove (PV)

Meadowcreek at Norcross

Metter at Jefferson Co.

Miller Grove at SW DeKalb (HS)

Model at Armuchee

Monroe Area at North Oconee

Monticello at Macon Co.

Morrow at Drew (SC)

Mount de Sales at First Presbyterian

Mount Pisgah at Fellowship Christian

Mountain View at Mill Creek

Murray Co. at Adairsville

New Hampstead at Long Co.

New Manchester at Allatoona

Newton at Alcovy

North Atlanta at Forsyth Central

North Forsyth at West Forsyth

North Gwinnett at Peachtree Ridge

North Hall at Buford

Northview at South Forsyth

Northwest Whitfield at Gilmer

Oglethorpe Co. at Rabun Co.

Osborne at Johnson, Gainesville

Pacelli at Schley Co.

Parkview at Berkmar

Pebblebrook at Campbell

Pelham at Thomasville

Pierce Co. at Tattnall Co.

Portal at Sav. Country Day

Prince Ave. at Athens Academy

Providence Christ. at Hebron Christ.

Putnam Co. at Northeast (TH)

Redan at Arabia Mountain (HS)

Ridgeland at Cartersville

Riverwood at North Springs

Rockdale Co. at Tucker (A)

Rockmart at Pepperell

Roswell at Pope

Savannah at Southeast Bulloch

Savannah Christian at Calvary Day

Screven Co. at East Laurens

Social Circle at Crawford Co.

Sonoraville at Calhoun

South Paulding at Paulding Co.

Southeast Whitfield at Pickens

Southwest at Rutland (ED)

Spencer at Jackson

St. Francis at Pinecrest Academy

St. Pius at Marist

Starr's Mill at McIntosh

Stephenson at Dunwoody (ND)

Stratford Academy at Tattnall Square

Strong Rock Christian at ELCA

Therrell at Blessed Trinity

Towns Co. at Athens Christian

Treutlen at Montgomery Co.

Troup at Woodward Academy

Twiggs Co. at Wilkinson Co.

Union Co. at Greene Co.

Upson-Lee at Perry

Valdosta at Tift Co.

Veterans at West Laurens

Villa Rica at Lithia Springs

Walker at Mount Paran Christian

Walton at Woodstock

Ware Co. at Glynn Academy

Warren Co. at Hancock Central

Wash.-Wilkes at Riverside Military

Wesleyan at B.E.S.T Academy (G)

Westlake at Newnan

Westminster at Decatur

Westover at Americus-Sumter

Westside, Augusta at Hephzibah

White Co. at Stephens Co.

Whitefield Academy at King's Ridge 

Whitewater at Sandy Creek

Windsor Forest at Wayne Co.

Woodland, Cartersville at Creekview







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By Craig Sager II
Surprises, early commits common in 2015 class

The Class of 2015 football recruits have been all about business. Unlike the 2013-14 classes that saw dozens of midseason flips and some hard-to-believe storylines, players have been committing early this year and sticking to the course. We've come a long way from two years ago when five-star Reuben Foster flipped from

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Auburn and signed to play at Alabama with an Auburn tattoo visibly on his arm. All the hat shuffling and games seem to be a thing of the past and it is saving time and energy for universities and, more importantly, the athletes that are focusing on finishing out their varsity careers strong.


We've reached the midpoint of the 2014 football season and National Signing Day is less than four months away (Feb. 4). Five-star defensive end Lorenzo Carter from Norcross picked UGA in a televised last-minute signing last year on National Signing Day and the year before Robert Nkemdiche, the No. 1-ranked recruit in the nation out of Gwinnett County's Grayson pledged to Ole Miss on the final hour of signing day. This year's top recruit out of the Peach State is defensive tackle Trenton Thompson out of Westover High School in Albany, and the 6-foot-4, 292 five-star recruit committed to UGA in August. The state of Georgia will still be a centerpiece of this year's signing day, but the attention will not be as centered on a particular superstar holding off his decision like past years.


The fact that most of the Class of 2015 prospects are making early decisions has benefitted UGA the most. The Bulldogs already have 22 commits and is the No. 2-ranked recruiting class in the country behind only Alabama according to




The first seven weeks of the high school football season have seen teams and individuals emerge. Here are the biggest surprises that have caught my eye this season.


Hapeville Charter finished 1-8-1 last season and the Hornets looked to be back in the basement of the region this season. Hapeville bounced back from a 1-3 start with consecutive wins over Holy Innocents' and Wesleyan. South Carolina commitment Arden Key, a 6-foot-5 defensive end, has been big for the Hornets. Key's stock has jumped and he is now ranked as the No. 11 prospect in the state according to the 247sports rankings. Key's teammate Antoine Wilder is also committed to the Gamecocks and is having a solid season starting at safety for the Hornets. These two stars have helped put Hapeville Charter on the map in the program's third full varsity season.


Northview High School is 5-0 this season and one win away from the first six-win season in school history. The Titans are averaging 42 points per game while allowing just 5.6 points per game on the defensive side of the ball. Six- foot-three, 198-pound senior quarterback D.J. Pearson has been a catalyst to the success and has made a giant leap into the recruiting scene while establishing himself as one of Georgia's top Class of 2015 quarterback prospects. Pearson committed to Arkansas State in June, but Georgia State is one of the many programs taking notice of Pearson's success this year and looking to land him on campus next fall. Pearson has completed 76-of-115 passes (66.1 percent) for 1,187 yards and 14 touchdowns, while tossing just one interception through five games.




Cherokee High School has never been known for its passing game, but the pass-happy, 5-1 Warriors contend for the Region 5 title this season. Quarterback Spencer Ashley and wideout Andrew Harris have been the most productive quarterback-receiver combo in the state this season. Harris has hauled in a state-best 53 receptions for 918 yards and 10 touchdowns. Ashley has been an efficient 121-of-168 passing this year for 1,783 total yards and 19 passing touchdowns. In the win over Pope, Harris ran for a 47-yard touchdown, returned an interception 91 yards for a touchdown and caught 10 passes for 204 yards and three touchdowns. Cherokee plays Milton on Friday and another big performance would have top college programs finally recognizing what Ashley and Harris have been doing this entire season.





Camden County at Lowndes
McEachern at North Cobb
Cherokee at Milton
North Gwinnett at Peachtree Ridge
St. Pius at Marist
Savannah Christian at Calvary Day
Cambridge at Sprayberry
Gainesville at Lanier
Dodge County at Appling County
Dooly County at Hawkinsville 


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Decatur Army win youth team of the week


The Youth Team /Cheer Squad of the week presented by Ford are the Decatur Army 8U, a youth football team located in Decatur, GA.


This program recognizes outstanding youth and cheer squads around the state of Georgia through mid-November. Each winning squad's organization will receive a grant in the amount of $1,000.00 courtesy of the Atlanta Falcons and the NFL's Youth Football Fund.


To submit a nomination for the Atlanta Falcons Cheer Squad of the Week program, please visit


For photos and additional information on the 2014 winners, please check out the Falcons Community blog on






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