List: North Cobb breaks 53-year semifinal drought, sets record

It has been more than 40 years since North Cobb and Monroe Area have been in the state semifinals. Here are schools that have gone the most years between making at least the semifinals:

53 – North Cobb (1959, 2012)

52 – Grady (1953, 2005)

*52 – Calhoun (1953, 2005)

43 – Monroe Area (1969, 2012)

42 – Baldwin (1963, 2005)

42 – Chamblee (1965, 2007)

40 – Hawkinsville (1962, 2002)

39 – Camden County (1963, 2002)

38 – St. Pius (1968, 2006)

37 – Jackson (1963, 2000)

36 – Decatur (1967, 2003)

35 – Roswell (1971, 2006)

33 – Cook (1967, 2000)

33 – Elbert County (1962, 1995)

32 – Screven County (1962, 1994)

31 – Laney (1971, 2002)

31 – Rockmart (1957, 1988)

30 – Marist (1949, 1979)

30 – Newnan (1951, 1981)

*When our list ran  in GHSF Daily, we had Calhoun’s drought as the longest (1951-2005). What we didn’t realize  was that Class C sent Calhoun directly to the state  championship games in 1952 and 1953 without a semifinal. Calhoun’s ‘’semifinal” drought is  longer, but North Cobb has gone the longest between advancing this deep in the state playoffs.

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4 comments Add your comment

JK

December 7th, 2012
11:19 am

About time North Cobb. Congratulations!

YELLERJACKETZ1

December 7th, 2012
12:07 pm

IT’S GREAT TO BE A CALHOUN FAN!! OUR DROUGHT HAS BEEN OVER FOR AWHILE !! WE ARE SETTING NEW RECORDS NOW !! CONGRATS NORTH COBB!!

General Wood

December 7th, 2012
7:01 pm

Get after it Warriors!

region4fan

December 8th, 2012
1:02 pm

Congratulations on North Cobb’s great season. Hopefully they can do even better next year.