Finalists from counties bordering Florida since 2002

In 2011, the state finals did not include a team from a county bordering Florida for the first time in 10 seasons. Ware County saved the day this season with its upset of No. 1-ranked Northside in the Class AAAAA semifinals. At least one Florida-bordering school has made the finals in 21 of the past 25 seasons. Here are the Florida-bordering schools that have made the finals since 2002:

2002 – Clinch County, Thomas County Central

2003 – Camden County, Charlton County, Valdosta

2004 – Charlton County, Clinch County, Lowndes

2005 – Charlton County, Lowndes

2006 – Charlton County, Clinch County

2007 – Cairo, Lowndes, Ware County

2008 – Cairo, Camden County

2009 – Camden County

2010 – Clinch County

2011 –

2012 – Ware County

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5 comments Add your comment

johnny too good

December 14th, 2012
8:34 am

haha Ware only borders Fla because of its funny shaped county, kinda like Fulton


December 14th, 2012
9:41 am

What’s your point? Why not do a Hall or Gwinnett, or Cobb, or Fulton COUNTY bordering schools list? Or what about a list of schools from counties which border two states, if you REALLY want a unique list, with few or none! A list, just to have a list?


December 14th, 2012
10:54 am

@ johnny too good – actually, that funny shape to our county causing it to border Florida is the Okefenokee Swamp. That’s where the Gators grow big and mean. See ya’ll in the Dome!


December 14th, 2012
1:54 pm

LOL what did you expect?? This is the AJC…Makes NO sense to have even written the article,and like Joe says how about other border schools like maybe the ones bordering Tenn?When the Atlanta Journal had to mesh with the Atlanta constipation Georgia lost a REAL newspaper…..Oh the good ole days of real reporting and common sense…….GO JACKETS!!! Bring it home back to back


December 14th, 2012
3:14 pm

Let’s see, last year Burke bordered South Carolina. Ridgeland borders Tennessee this year. Prince Avenue Baptist Church is in Athens/Clarke County but the football field is in Bogart, which is in Oconee County. Now there is an interesting one for you. And Norcross borders Buford (oops, that is not a state, just a university.)