AAAAAA blog: Who has the best go-to player in the QF?

I thought it would be interesting today to look at what teams have a major go-to guy on offense, and which ones are more balanced. Does it make any difference how dependent a team is on one player?

Not sure. But here is a look at the eight teams remaining and their feature player on offense.

Who do you want to have the ball when the game is on the line?

Camden County – Camden has two offensive players committed to Georgia, and it’s hard to say which is more valuable. QB Brice Ramsey doesn’t pass much for a major college prospect, but he adds a dimension that Camden rarely has seen. He is 70-of-128 passing for 1,358 yards and 19 touchdowns with only one interception. RB J.J. Green, who also starts at cornerback, has rushed for 876 yards and scored 11 touchdowns on 100 carries and is a factor in the return game.

Colquitt County – Colquitt is largely a passing team, and WR Bobby Hill (72 catches, 980 yards, 5 TD) is the primary target. But the key player has become QB Cole Segraves, who lost his starting job at one point and suffered a three-interception first half in a loss to Valdosta. Since then, he’s 57-of-78 for 737 yards in three games. He has 1,715 yard passing on the season despite operating under a two-quarterback system for most of the season.

Lovejoy – RB Travis Custis, who has committed to Georgia Tech, has rushed for 1,629 yards on 199 carries and scored 30 touchdowns. He’s clearly the workhorse, but Lovejoy also has a quarterback with 2,039 yards passing in Alejandro Bennifield. He’s 118-of-191 passing with 26 touchdowns and only four interceptions. He’s  a pocket passer who rarely runs.

Mill Creek – In two playoff games, RB Jacorey Lewis rushed for 612 yards on 73 carries to put Mill Creek in the quarterfinals for only the second time. Lewis has rushed for 2,157 yards and on 251 carries and scored 30 touchdowns. No quarterfinal team has a more pure go-to player than Mill Creek.

Norcross – The most highly recruited running back still playing in any classification is Alvin Kamara, who has 1,784 yards rushing and 23 touchdowns on 217 carries. But the Blue Devils also throw pretty well with Joseph Wilbur (119-of-175, 1,997 yards, 23 touchdowns, 4 interceptions). And junior Myles Autry is the only player in AAAAAA with more than 500 yards rushing, receiving and returning.

North Cobb – QB Tyler Queen, just a sophomore, is 140-of-241 passing for 2,154 yards and 20 touchdowns with eight interceptions. He also leads his team in rushing with  861 yards and 15 touchdowns on 137 carries. But this is no one-man show. WR Xavier Borishade (42 catches, 842 yards , 13 total touchdowns) is an all-state candidate, and RB J’Vonte Herrod scored five touchdowns in the 42-14 victory over Hughes in the second round.

North Gwinnett – QB Michael Haynes is the undisputed epicenter of the Bulldogs’ offense. He is 168-of-250 passing for 2,112 yards and 26 touchdowns with only five interceptions. Haynes also is his team’s leading rusher with 635 yards and three touchdowns on 112 carries. But  note that Cam Lewis ran for a season-high 120 yards in the 28-10 victory over Grayson.

Parkview – The Panthers had an old-school tailback in Chris Carson, who rushed for 1,100 yards in just eight regular-season games, but he’s not played since Nov. 2 because of injury. RB Justis Rosser, a two-way starter, has had a couple of 100-yard rushing games, but without Carson, this is not a team with one feature back.

30 comments Add your comment

sportsnut

November 27th, 2012
10:41 am

Good list of players here. Good question. The thing about Custis and Bennifield is that they have so much help. So many weapons on this team. I am bias so I will not say who has the best go-to-guy. Let the numbers speak for themselves and the games be played to decide it all. Truth be told, no Lovejoy player needs to be on this list because of the fact that they are a team. There is no one go to player. The coaching staff feels they can count on anyone they call on to make a play to do so.

Camden74

November 27th, 2012
11:04 am

Roll on Camden County Wildcats, Roll on!!!! :-D

Golden Isles Fan

November 27th, 2012
11:53 am

ROCK STEADY CAMDEN COUNTY WILDCATS!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!

Colquitt97

November 27th, 2012
12:49 pm

FYI: 24 Qtr final games streaming this week. Go here..
http://gahighschoolsports.net/viewforum.php?f=46

Tipp Smooth

November 27th, 2012
1:33 pm

Max Predictions has Camden as a 12 point underdog at home,
WOW….Didn’t see that coming..Go Cats

border dweller

November 27th, 2012
1:45 pm

I’ve seen both Cole Seagraves and Bobby Hill for the past two years,, and both are excellent ballers, and I hope we get to see them one more time. This Friday night, I get to watch Kamara, Wilbur, and Autry for the first time. I hope they’re as good as advertized or it will be a blowout. I’ve watched Brice Ramsey and JJ Green since they were waist-high, and never seen a more accurate, quick arm in HS ball than Ramsey’s, or a more decisive all-around player than Mr. Green. How lucky can one football fan be?

topper

November 27th, 2012
2:14 pm

Tyler Queen is going to be a monster I watched him here in Camden last year as a freshman and he had poise way beyond his years.

DirtyDawg77

November 27th, 2012
2:18 pm

Those are some impressive numbers for a sophomore from the North Cobb QB.

Squirrell

November 27th, 2012
2:51 pm

Yep, Bobby Hill is the “only” receiver that we have that can catch the ball. Cover Bobby and the Pack looses! We can’t run! Don’t have any backs! Don’t have any other offensive weapons!

Might as well stay home Pack! They’ve figured us out!

Road Warriors are headed to Town!

Don’t ever get to play in the HOGPEN!

No Matter! Wherever we play becomes ONE!

We’ll “root-around” and eat a little “orange-peel” on Friday!

Then come on Home with a W!

Wiregrass Dawg

November 27th, 2012
3:53 pm

@border dweller: You make a very good point about the opportunity to see lots of good players. It’s a very nice side benefit of actively following a competitve team. In travelling with the Packers just the last couple of years, I’ve been able to see Malcolm Mitchell, Jay Rome, Ray Drew, Josh Harvey-Clemons, Greg Reid, Blake Tibbs, Robert Nkemdiche, Alvin Kamara, and of course some of your Camden Wildcats. There are many others, of course, in addition to some of our own Packers. Of all of them, none have scared me more than JJ Green. He’s so quick. Not that we stopped Kamara in our scrimmage very successfully. If we are fortunate enough to advance through the Big Orange Jungle, will look forward to a rematch either way.

Nice to see most of them become Dawgs, too!

DawgFan

November 27th, 2012
4:24 pm

Michael Haynes leads in total yards and is second in total scores. And he has been playing the last four weeks with an injury, beating Grayson, Johns Creek, and Peachtree Ridge. I don’t think there is a better QB in the state nor a better candidate for Player of the Year. Someone needs to take notice of this young man’s contribution to his team. It seems noone at the state level ever acknowledges that he just might be as good or better than Printz, Ramsey, Dobbs, etc. Keep winning, Michael, maybe you’ll get credit after you win state!

NGHS 09

November 27th, 2012
5:28 pm

Trust me on this one…it’s realllllll simple. If you have a powerful line, Jacorey Lewis is ALL you need. This kid is UNREAL.

NGHS 09

November 27th, 2012
5:31 pm

And Haynes is legitimate….Watch him in person and you shall see.

TItletown USA

November 27th, 2012
5:47 pm

Just a testament to the athletic pedigree that the state of Georgia produces year in and year out. Unfortunately, the dominance of southeastern athletic superiority in rooted deep in the context of the greatest crime of humanity, but I digress.

CamdenFan

November 27th, 2012
5:55 pm

I think what’s really interesting here is that all of the teams mentioned have at least one star; but many other really really good role players. I can only speak for Camden but we also have Wimbush, Bessent, Middleton and Williams that you have to worry about on offense. I’m sure it’s the same for every other team left in the playoffs.

Colquitt Fan

November 27th, 2012
10:43 pm

Colquitt will have studs at WR for the next three years too with Todd Boyd, javonte woods, an soon to be super stud Kiel Pollard. Bright future for the Pack.

History Remembers

November 27th, 2012
10:52 pm

The extermination of over 6 million brutally murdered, innocent people, was the greatest crime of humanity. Now, lets digress. Friday is just around the corner!

Abu Dhabi

November 28th, 2012
12:04 am

The beautiful truth about North Cobb’s Offense is that ANY one player on ANY given Friday night can be our “go to player.” I love it!! We have a full team of weapons….skilled, talented, and thirsty. Let’s Ride.

And then there were four

November 28th, 2012
6:13 am

North Gwinett
Mill Creek
Norcross
Parkview

Camden74

November 28th, 2012
9:54 am

I guess the 20 million Russians don’t count, but I digress……

Titletown USA…….Roll on!

Release the CATS! :-D

Packdaddy

November 28th, 2012
4:59 pm

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Packdaddy

November 28th, 2012
5:01 pm

Wise pickers would have Cole Seagraves running their offense. He is a game changer, great arm, and can bruise you running the ball. You gotta love the Pack’s chances.

sportsnut

November 28th, 2012
5:49 pm

Lovejoy has it’s own version of the “Honey Badger”. He is Brandon Davis. He has 6 int’s and four he retuned for Td’s. None of the returns were of the cheap variety. He also returned a missed field goal for a Td. He has 3 punt returns for Td’s. All his returns have been for 60 yards or more. ,Another weapon that I am introducing you to from Lovejoy.

cat doc

November 28th, 2012
7:12 pm

cmon on down norcross. get ready to play some football

NGHS 09

November 28th, 2012
8:29 pm

@ sportsnut….I’ve been watching some of Lovejoy’s games and noticed a lot of show boating around…What’s up with the NFL-like celebrations and prancing around?

sportsnut

November 28th, 2012
9:11 pm

@ NGHS 09 == That’s football. Go to south georgia and it is a penalty. Players should not be penalized for celebrating a good play. As long as they don’t go overboard. What you have been watching is football being played at a high level . This is football. Please do not start with the complaints already. Your team saw Lovejoy in 7 on 7. That was without the linemen involved. They know what they are in for offensively. Defensively, they have no clue. 2 seconds. Remember that, 2 seconds.

Gamer

November 28th, 2012
9:11 pm

Wasn’t Cole Seagraves, QB for Cloquitt Cty, the QB at AA White Cty Ga. 2/3 years ago?

packerchick

November 28th, 2012
9:25 pm

@ Gamer,

Yes. Cole’s dad took a job at CC. Cole came with him. I think they moved here after football season the year Cole was in tenth grade. This makes his second year playing for the Packers.

sportsnut

December 3rd, 2012
7:18 am

@ NGHS 09′ == I told you, 2 seconds.

sportsnut

December 3rd, 2012
7:51 am

North Gwinett would not kick to # 3, Brandon Davis. I would advise North Cobb to follow suit.