Norcross became the 10th team since 1970 to lose its opening game the season after winning the state title in the highest classification. Here are the 10 and the teams that beat them:
2013 Norcross (B.T. Washington, Fla.)
2011 Brookwood (Lassiter)
2009 Camden County (Grayson)
2000 Lowndes (Warner Robins)
1998 Parkview (McEachern)
1995 Colquitt County (Thomas Co. Central)
1994 Dunwoody (Upson-Lee)
1980 Clarke Central (Griffin)
1976 Central, Macon (Griffin)
1973 Lakeside, Atlanta (Clarkston)
Nick Chubb of Cedartown in 2012 became the first player to rush for more than 2,500 yards in a season in five years. Who had been the last player to do it? (Answer Tuesday)
Answer to Friday’s question: Corky Kell was the head coach of Wheeler in Marietta from 1970 to 1978. His 1973 team played for the Class AAA championship against Thomasville and lost 40-35.
“Win the next play.”
- Heritage (Conyers) coach Mike Parris
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