List/Trivia/Quote: Lee County’s Walker holds single-game passing record

LIST

Cherokee junior QB Spencer Ashley passed for 455 yards in a game last week against Lassiter. That’s the highest total reported to GHSF Daily this season but a bit short of the top 10 of all-time. Here are those documented by the Georgia High School Football Historians Association:

595 – Justin Walker (Lee County) vs. Warner Robins 2010

566 – Emmanuel Westmoreland (Central Gwinnett) vs. South Gwinnett 2011

552 – Hutson Mason (Lassiter) vs. South Gwinnett 2009

545 – Hutson Mason (Lassiter) vs. Milton 2009

527 – Jonquel Dawson (M.L. King) vs. Colquitt County 2010

524 – Ron Hinson (Lamar County) vs. Troup 1977

514 – Drew Little (Henry County) vs. Perry 2007

514 – Josh Dobbs (Alpharetta) vs. West Forsyth 2012

494 – Jake Durham (Long County) vs. Benedictine 2008

486 – Hutson Mason (Lassiter) vs. Campbell 2009

TRIVIA

The highest-ranked Class A public schools are Seminole County, Irwin County and Johnson County. How many state titles have they won, and when was the last? (Answer Friday)

Answer to Wednesday’s question: The 11 Georgia regions that have two schools that have won state championships since 2000 are 1-AAAAAA (Lowndes, Camden County), 7-AAAAAA (Norcross, Peachtree Ridge), 8-AAAAAA (Brookwood, Grayson, Parkview), 2-AAAAA (Warner Robins, Northside), 5-AAAA (LaGrange, Sandy Creek), 3-AAAA (Thomson, Statesboro), 2-AAA (Carver, Peach County, Shaw), 3-AAA (Thomson, Swainsboro), 3-AA (Dublin, Screven County), 2-A (Charlton County, Clinch County, Wilcox County) and 3-A (ECI, Savannah Christian).

COACH SPEAK

“Education might not make you a leader, but it should teach you which leader to follow.”

- B.E.S.T. Academy coach Joshua Moore

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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12 comments Add your comment

Sportsnut

September 26th, 2013
7:59 am

Those are some impressive numbers. Did they all win those games? It would be kind of bad for a kid to do that well and not win. Impressive just the same, win or lose.

OOOPPPS

September 26th, 2013
8:42 am

Your list of regions is missing 2-AAAAA with Northside and Warner Robins.

Todd Holcomb

September 26th, 2013
9:20 am

Trivia answer was significantly messed up. We have made additions.

mrcvsjr

September 26th, 2013
9:21 am

@OOOPPPS I don’t think he missed 2-AAAAA. I don’t think Warner Robins has won a State Championship since 2000 to currently.

Todd Holcomb

September 26th, 2013
9:22 am

Alpharetta lost to West Forsyth, and Central Gwinnett lost to South Gwinnett. … Also, Cherokee lost to Lassiter in the opening paragraph.

mrcvsjr

September 26th, 2013
9:25 am

@OOOPPPS I stand corrected. You were absolutely dead on.

Todd Holcomb

September 26th, 2013
12:21 pm

mrcvsjr – You were correct. Warner Robins won a state title in 2004. I actually omitted four of the regions that had two 21st Century state champions. Corrected version above.

Max Sizemore

September 26th, 2013
1:52 pm

Johnson County won the 1979 state Class A title with Herschel Walker. I will guess that that is the only one those three schools have won.

jvillebil

September 26th, 2013
7:43 pm

Herschel & Johnson County went 14-1 that season. In there only loss he was held to 107 rushing. Who was the loss to?

Tim Fitzsimons

September 26th, 2013
10:51 pm

Irwin County put Carrollton out of the playoffs in 1976 (?) and I think went on to win state. Had a great big ol’ running back that went on to play at Tech.

CoffeeC100

September 26th, 2013
11:52 pm

@jvillebil – I got quite confused researching your Johnson County/Herschel Walker Question.

According to GHSFHA Johnson County lost their 7th regular season game to ECI by a score of 0-3.

What struck me as odd was that Johnson played ECI again in their 10th game of the regular season and won 32-7 AND met ECI a third time in their 12th game, the region final. Which Johnson County also won by a score of 32-19.

Can anyone explain why Johnson County and ECI met twice in the regular season?

Double Standard

September 27th, 2013
12:39 am

I was at that Lee County vs Warner robins game in 2010. Lee county passed for 595 yards AND still lost the game. The Lee County coach pulled his team off the field for about 8 minutes after a questionable call until he got his diaper changed… LOL