64-62: Valdosta-Brunswick game sets regular-season record for total points

Valdosta’s 64-62 victory over Brunswick is the highest-scoring regular-season game in GHSA history, the Georgia High School Football Historians Association confirmed Monday. 

The 126 points scored by both teams rank second all-time in the GHSA behind a 2004 playoff game between Collins Hill and South Cobb. Collins Hill won 70-68 in seven overtimes.


For regular-season GHSA games, the Valdosta-Brunswick games surpasses by one point the 2007 game between Our Lady of Mercy and Mount Pisgah Christian, which Our Lady won 63-62. That game remains the highest-scoring GHSA game in regulation. Valdosta and Brunswick played one overtime after the score was 56-56 after four quarters.


The highest-scoring game in any association for 11-man football is probably the 140 scored by Washington Street of Quitman and Appling Consolidated of Baxley from the Georgia Interscholastic Association in 1969. Washington Street, which was in Brooks County, won 126-14 for a total of 140 points. The GIA governed all-black schools during segregation, and most of its scores are not documented.


The Georgia Independent School Association also has a regular-season game that tops Valdosta-Brunswick. In 2008, Monroe Academy beat David Emanuel Academy 83-52 for a total of 135 points.


Teams in the GHSA have scored 100 total points or more 35 times, all but three in the past 15 years.


The Valdosta-Brunswick game yielded wild statistical totals. Brunswick reported having 729 yards of total offense and 28 first downs. Quarterback Chris Anderson had 555 yards in total offense – 359 passing and 196 rushing.


According to this boxscore in the Valdosta Daily Times boxscore, Valdosta had 13 first downs and 479 yards in total offense.


Highest-scoring GHSA games:

138 – Collins Hill 70, South Cobb 68 (2004 first round) 7 overtimes

126 – Valdosta 64, Brunswick 62 (2010 regular season) 1 overtime

125 – Our Lady of Mercy 63, Mount Pisgah Christian 62 (2007 regular season)

122 – Calhoun County 72, Lanier County 50 (1999 regular season)

116 – Greenbrier 59, Redan 57 (2008 regular season)

115 – Harrison 67, Sprayberry 48 (2004 regular season)

115 – Chamblee 58, Stephens County 57 (2007 second round) 1 overtime

114 – Georgia School for the Deaf 72, North Carolina School for the Deaf 42 (1998 regular season)

113 – Benedictine 63, Long County 50 (2008 regular season)

112 – Gainesville 77, Pickens 35 (2007 regular season)

112 – Miller County 70, Monticello 42 (1996 first round)


After we wrote this story, we got the tragic news of Kenny McKinley’s death. McKinley was the quarterback for South Cobb during the 70-68 game that remains the record for most points in a GHSA game. McKinley threw five touchdown passes that night.


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September 21st, 2010
10:22 am

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September 21st, 2010
10:54 am

Not exactly smash mouth championship-caliber defense on either team’s part. I bet Ole Baze is rolling over in his grave.


September 21st, 2010
11:37 am

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Dosta Wildcat

September 21st, 2010
11:46 am

Baze got tired of rolling over after the
last two coaches. He is delighted we
are 4-0, and have finally put together
what may be the best coaching staff
in the state, including the Dawgs.
Too bad, the Dawgs haven’t even
looked at the best receiver in the
state, Malcom Mitchell (could be
another Percy Harvin).


September 21st, 2010
12:44 pm

Dosta Wildcat, It is great what to Valdosta back at the top of their game afetr dissappearing for a while. Let’s not get carried away right away. They may have put together a good staff, but the best in the state? A lot of programs woud argue that point. The Cats are Senior heavy, so this year should be an improvement over the past few years. What they have 35 Seniors starting one way or another. That’s called experience. Coach G came in at the right time. This year will not judge the future. Let’s see how this staff maintains over the lon haul. The Defense surrendered 62 points, over 618 yards of offense, with 506 of that by the quarterback. As I watched this game, it reminded me of the Camden, Central game, except there were periods when Camden and Central played defense. There were some big plays in this game. The secondary for Valdosta was getting torched. That quarterback for Brunswick was a one man wrecking crew. Valdosta was fortunate on the missed 2 point conversion. They have to shore up that secondary and that rub defense. A win is awin, no matter how you get it. Valdosta’s offense looks rather impressive. Did their Quarterback come from Ware County?

Dosta Wildcat

September 21st, 2010
2:58 pm

CHUCKWAGON – The starting quarterback is not the one that
came from Waycross. The Stephenson kid that came from
Waycross, his parents are originally from Valdosta, and they
just moved back home. The Stephenson kid’s uncles and great
uncles come from a long line of good football talent dating back
to the late 40’s and all were wildcats.


September 21st, 2010
3:45 pm

Thanks Dosta Wildcat. Hopefully you guy’s have something special happening there at the Baze again.

TTTT-Thumbody Thed Thats Thupid!

September 21st, 2010
4:28 pm

How can you give up 62 points in a game and still be ranked in the top 10?


September 21st, 2010
4:44 pm

Defense wins State Championships. Cats have absolutely no defense.


September 21st, 2010
5:53 pm

On October 8th the story will be told so viking fans can shut up.


September 21st, 2010
6:22 pm

It sure will be sweet when we see the lowndes viking’s ship sink!


September 21st, 2010
7:03 pm

Giving up 62 points to a team that only scored 12 against statesboro is downright embarrasing. YOu guys have 0 quality wins. brooks county, hardaway are betty crocker cupcakes and lincoln is not the lincoln they usually are. they were 0-1 when yall played them having already lost at home. Brunswick? what a joke. You guys will get blown off the field against lowndes. Much better team.


September 21st, 2010
7:06 pm

Lowndes county has 1 loss, and that was in my book and every lowndes fan book along with some honest mceachern fans books a game that was stole from and taken from lowndes. In my mind lowndes is as good as ever. We have another great team this year that shoould go 9-1 and make another deep playoff run and have a shot at another title

wildcat alumni

September 21st, 2010
10:56 pm

The McEachern clock isuue was questionable but your secondary was torched that night


September 21st, 2010
11:47 pm

bksmith14 everytime i see a comment from your always making excuses for lowndes. A win is a win and a loss is a loss. really do u know anything about football.


September 21st, 2010
11:58 pm

Da Cat Fan

September 22nd, 2010
6:53 am

Chuckwagon. I think we should remember that Valdosta are ajusting to a new coach and system. I think they are doing quite well learning his system. I think the thing that hurt the cats most last friday was the no huddle. Brunswick came out with a trick play the first play of the game, and they used the no huddle throughout the game, which kelp the cats confused the entire game. Brunswick had a great game plan. The Valdosta QB was key to the win. He was very accurate last week. Jay Rome made a hell of a catch late in the game, which set them up to take the lead. Valdosta has 35 seniors on the team, but most of them are not starting, and they have a good freshmen, 8th and 7th grade squad, who all are undefeated. I think the will rebuild Valdosta into a great program.

Da Cat Fan

September 22nd, 2010
7:05 am

BKSMITH14. Valdosta scoring 64 and giving up 62 only means that both offenses were on fire last friday night, Sometimes that will happen. Both teams had good athletes that made big after big play. That 95 yard kick return by Valdosta’s McQueen was something amazing. He had several Pirate defenders on his back and appeared to be going to the ground, but all of a sudden, just before hitting the ground, he emerged from the pile on his feet, and out raced everyone to the enzone. We expect the same type of game against MLK, who again has a lot of athletes.


September 22nd, 2010
7:27 am

The Vikings don’t really have a leg to stand on as well. Afterall they have played 2 5A schools with S Gwinnett a playoff caliber team. Leon(4A Florida team). Burke(AAA) and Ware(4A) on friday. So their level of competition has not been at the forefront. The challenges in their first 5 games will be SG(who they beat already and Ware(if Ware shows up to play). Valdosta’s biggest competition in their first 5 games was Brunswick(4A) Brooks (2A) Hardaway(4A), Lincoln(4A) and Lee(6A) by the way they are 0-4 at this time . So neither schedule is anything to write home about. The Vikings only loss was to a 5A school(playoff caliber team on the road. Until we get to the league games, we really don’t know much about most teams. Until Valdosta and Lowndes play one another it will remain a mystery as to who will be #1 in 1 AAAAA. I would not count Colquitt out yet though. They still have the Region teams to play and they will be a challenge believe it or not. Also keep an eye on Coffee. bksmith, com on man, let the clock go already.


September 22nd, 2010
8:31 am

chuckwagon my comment was not directed towards you. lowndes will deal with camden if we get the chance. i know camden has a great team . a tea, capable of playing with anyone and beating anyone. well,. so does lowndes. yea we loss. and i dont agree a loss is a loss. there are losses where you just got outright beat bc you played a better team and then there are losses like the one against mceachern. a game that was close and against a great team, but also had a lot of controversy and clock issues that were obviousa and bias. mceacherns own fans have admitted it and know that we beat them and they were lucky to have “won” that game. as for %100 percent wildcat, your ignorant. I was at game and we had one player who got burned all night. he will not play their on d anymore rest of year so that wnt happen anymore. you will see oct 8th how weak of a team you guys still have. yall dont have a state title defense. its already shown twice this year. 62 points, lol. i would be ashamed.


September 22nd, 2010
10:57 am

bksmith, like I said about Lownders and Valdosta, the spirit of who they are as a team will begin once they start region play. Not just the head to head game, but the entire region schedule. I believe that there are a couple of trap games in 1 AAAAA. It is going to becritical to both schools to win the games that they should win. Yeah 1 AAAAA is not as “strong” with Northside gone, but four out of 5 will make the playoffs, but that 1-2 seed is important. Don’t want happened last year to occur again. Even though it will be inevitable. I just hope that both teams remain vigilant during their region games. The non-region games are irrelevant once regionplay begins, non-region games just pad your record for ranking purposes. Lowndes has played 2 AAAAA teams, that will be in the playoffs. Albeit early in the season games, that gives them valuable game film. Where as Valdosta has yet to play a AAAAA program. Can’s say at this point who will be 1-AAAAA champ, too much left to play for all teams.


September 22nd, 2010
11:32 am

You think maybe Valdosta was fortunate Brunswick didn’t have someone who could kick extra points or there may never have been overtime.

Todd Holcomb

September 22nd, 2010
12:06 pm

”How can you give up 62 points in a game and still be ranked in the top 10?”

Fair question. The five polls that I track all kept Valdosta ranked, fwiw.

Both teams had about 14 possessions. Brunswick ran 100 plays. In the old days of run-oriented football, it wouldn’t be unusual for teams to have only 7 possessions apiece and less than 50 plays apiece. Not sure that 64-62 in overtime with spread offenses and no-huddle is much different than Thomasville beating Wheeler 40-35 in a state championship game in 1973.


September 22nd, 2010
6:39 pm

I was at a second-round play-off game at Lassiter last year in which Lassiter beat South Gwinnett 70-49. Why isn’t that game listed?


September 22nd, 2010
6:51 pm

lowndes by far has the best team in their region. i would be shocked if anyone beats them. i stick to what i have said all along. lowndes and camden are best in state and one of them will win title. camden may have edge right now but lot of games left and we will just have to see how teams are rolling come playoff time


September 22nd, 2010
11:56 pm

at bksmith14 not ignorant just well sports minded. I know a good football team when i see them i have played for a great football. Lowndes and valdosta both have a chance of going deep in playoffs dont put valdosta down b/c lowndes have loss a game all the post i see u make all have excuses.


September 23rd, 2010
12:51 am

bruinswick had practiced the spread no-huddle all summer and untill last friday’s game at valdosta,hadn’t thrown the ball over 8 times a game.they keep this offense under wraps till the valdosta game to make a statement.i question why a coach would lose a region game to statesboro,only passing the ball 6 times just to try and beat valdosta.he cost his kids a region game that could come back to cost them a spot in the play-offs.if that where to happen,he would be fired if i was his boss.
he knew he wasnt going to run the ball out of the shot gun on valdosta’s defense.bruinswick qb had a monster game.almost evey pass he threw was completed.when we had good coverage he would tear off a 10/12 yard run.the kid was like cedric hatten who qb at valdosta back in 03.
there was no way for valdosta to prepare for this in practice and it was a gamble on bruinswicks coach,but he had nothong to lose.
for those who think lincoln is not that good,you can always play them and find out.leon certainly isn’t in their league.just wait and see when they play.

Da Cat Fan

September 23rd, 2010
7:05 am

Yo. I don’t think that would have made a difference because Valdosta made all of their two point conversions and extr points.


September 23rd, 2010
8:21 am

I agree it don’t make sense for Brunswick to open up their offense until they play us plus the no huddle. They caught us off guard but they should of being doing this fromgame one.


September 23rd, 2010
11:03 pm

Da Cat Fan that is not the point. The point is how many more points
might Brunswick have had?

Also, Lowndes sees the no huddle spread offense on a weekly basis.
That is quickly becoming the offense of choice all around the state
so if a team isn’t ready to defend this type of offense then shame on that team. A good defensive team quickly adapts. That’s not negativity that is reality.

Da Cat Fan

September 24th, 2010
12:21 am

Yo all that matters right now is 64-62. All that what if stuff can’t change a thing. Are you telling me every team Lowndes has played used the no huddle. Please.

Da Cat Fan

September 24th, 2010
12:23 am

Oh Yo. The Vikings didn’t adapt too well against McEachern’s no huddle.


September 24th, 2010
3:37 am

Quick correction: Washington Street’s game was against Washington (Blakely).

I think the confusion is because Appling County Consolidated was laid out 122-0 that season by Wilson (Tifton).


September 24th, 2010
9:35 am

Da Cat Fan you are right about Lowndes not adapting well to McEachern and the no huddle. The differnce in you and I is I am not making excuses for poor defensive performance.

Viking 68

September 26th, 2010
1:39 pm

ToDaCatFan the cats are impressive to say the least, Most of the Vikings fans are pulling for you guys to win, I know i am. I want yall to be undeffeted until we meet @ Cleveland
Field on the 8th, However i do have my suspecisions about both teams. I believe they are both good , But how good is the million dollar question. The Vikes with a young team in rebuilding stage, The Cats with 35+ seniors and a hundred years of tridition all makes for a great epic battle of titans of the gridiron, Both teams have thair streighnts and weakeness. The team who is able to exploit thoes weakeness the most willemerge the victor, I wated 42 years for a game like 09. Eather team could win that night, But I must give the edge to the Vikes, in part due to last 6 years. We have a very long memory at lowndes I am safe in safe in saying we are going all out to even the win/loss record with valdosta. I remember a phrase the went something like Valdost wildcats was the standard by which others are judged. For many years that rang true, Now I believe that mantel has been passed to the Vikings, win or lose Valdost/Lownded in my book is the standard for all follow, Good luck on the 8th may the best team win……GoooooooooVikings