These are the top 10 college prospects in Georgia, according to 247Sports’ Composite Rankings:
1. DE Lorenzo Carter, Norcross
2. LB Raekwon McMillan, Liberty County
3. RB Nick Chubb, Cedartown
4. CB Kalvaraz Bessent, Camden County
5. QB Deshaun Watson, Gainesville
6. QB Malkom Parrish, Brooks County
7. DT Elisha Shaw, Tucker
8. DT Dontavius Russell, Carrollton
9. S Cortez McDowell, Locust Grove
10. DE Dante Sawyer, North Gwinnett
Six Georgia schools have won at least 10 consecutive region championships. Which schools are they? Hint: The seasons are 1982-98; 2001-12 (two schools); 1959-68; 1980-89; and 1988-98. (Answer Monday)
Answer to Thursday’s question: Before T. McFerrin of Jefferson in 2012, Fred Shaver of Southeast Bulloch had been the last Georgia head coach to retire after winning a state championship. Wright Bazemore of Valdosta also famously retired after his final championship season in 1971. Bill Corry retired after leading Morgan County to its fourth state title in his seven seasons in 1962. Others, such as David Kelly (1993 Dunwoody) and Joe Robinson (1978 Westminster), have gone into college coaching, never to return to high school football.
“Champions aren’t made in the gyms. Champions are made from something they have deep inside them – a desire, a dream, a vision. They have to have the late-minute stamina, they have to be a little faster, they have to have the SKILL and the WILL. But the WILL must be stronger than the skill.” (Muhammad Ali)
- Arabia Mountain coach Stanley Pritchett
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