List/Trivia/Quote: 16 Georgia teams have had back-to-back perfect seasons

LIST

Sandy Creek’s bid to finish 15-0 in consecutive seasons ended with its 27-27 tie against Plant of Tampa last week. With Norcross losing its opener, no team has that opportunity this season. Going unbeaten and untied in consecutive seasons has happened only 16 times in GHSA history, the most recent in 2007-08.

1949-50 Decatur

1956-57 Valdosta

1953-54 Hawkinsville

1960-62 Valdosta

1967-68 Thomson

1972-73 Southeast Bulloch

1974-75 Americus

1976-77 Lincoln County

1978-79 East Rome

1982-83 West Rome

1989-90 Lincoln County

1996-97 Washington County

2000-02 Parkview

2001-03 Buford

2006-07 Northside (W. Robins)

2007-08 Buford

TRIVIA

North Gwinnett is ranked No. 1 for the first time since a 9-0 start in 2009. Which team kept North Gwinnett from finishing 10-0? (Answer Tuesday)

Answer to Friday’s question: The Georgia coach with the most victories over the past 10 seasons is Hal Lamb of Calhoun with 126. That is tied for eighth-most nationally in that span.

COACH SPEAK

“All hard work brings a profit; but mere talk leads only to poverty.” (Prov. 14:23)

- Tattnall County coach Jeff Kaiser

GHSF Daily asked coaches during the offseason if they have a favorite quote, saying or motto. We’ll run a different one each day. Coaches are invited to add to our list.

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3 comments Add your comment

Max Sizemore

September 2nd, 2013
12:44 pm

Todd, need to fix that hed. I’m pretty sure those teams in the 50s, 60s and 70s didn’t play 15 games in a season. Still, you’re doing a great job.

Hubie Green

September 2nd, 2013
1:16 pm

@Max; you are correct. For most of those years, only the region champion qualified for state. The four South teams played each other; and the four North teams played; then there was a North vs South state championship: 13 games.

Todd Holcomb

September 2nd, 2013
6:26 pm

Thanks, guys. Headline fixed. The first 15-0 team was East Rome in 1977, I believe.

Since y’all are history buffs, you might be interested in this. One team did play 15 games in the 1960s.

Notice how this team played 4 games in 16 days, all on the road, and went 3-0-1 –

http://ghsfha.org/showgamesgy.php?GSEASONID=1966&gTeamID=Washington-Wilkes