List/Trivia/Quote: Bazemore leads coaches with 14 state titles


There are 11 coaches who have won at least four state titles in the GHSA era:

14 – Wright Bazemore, Valdosta

11 – Larry Campbell, Lincoln County

7 – Nick Hyder, Valdosta

5 – Ed Pilcher, Thomas County Central

5 – Charlie Grisham, Carrollton

5 – Jess Simpson, Buford

4 – Bill Corry, Morgan County

4 – Charlie Davidson, Washington-Wilkes

4 – Cecil Flowe, Parkview

4 – Jeff Herron, Camden County, Oconee County

4 – Rich McWhorter, Charlton County


There are 19 coaches who have won exactly three state titles in the GHSA era. Associate these 19 coaches with their state-winning schools: Wayman Creel, Robert Davis, Mike Garvin, Bobby Gentry, Billy Henderson, Dwight Hochstetler, Mike Hodges, Jim Hughes, Ray Lamb, Carlton Lewis, Randy McPherson, Steve Pardue, Jerry Sharp, Ernest Teel, Rick Tomberlin, Chip Walker, Luther Welsh, Minton Williams and Dexter Wood. (Answer Wednesday)

Answer to Monday’s question: The Georgia record for touchdowns in a season is 58, set by Washaun Ealey of Emanuel County Institute in 2007.


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October 1st, 2013
2:12 pm

Trivia question – What Georgia high school has the oldest continuously lighted football stadium?


October 1st, 2013
2:29 pm

@ dgroy…

Richmond Academy (Augusta) is the oldest High School in Ga but I am not sure because of how you worded your question if it is the OLDEST CONTINUOUSLY LIGHTED…Opened in 1788 (obviously didn’t have lights then…LOL) I don’t know when it added lights.


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October 1st, 2013
3:57 pm

Hey “THE CANNON RULES”, not correct, but good guess. The school is in metro Atlanta, currently 4-1, and not ranked. That ought to narrow it down some.

Richmond Academy’s Andy Anderson set a new mile record in 1943 of 4:31.5. What year was it broken and who broke it?

You know what, I might be stepping on the AJC’s foot by asking these questions. I better quit…..naw.


October 1st, 2013
8:51 pm

Wayman Creel: Northside Atlanta, 57′, Lakeside Atlanta 70′ 72′
Robert Davis: Warner Robins: 76,81,88
Mike Garvin: Mount de Sales: 70,71,73
Bobby Gentry: Hawkinsville: 53, 54, 59
Billy Henderson: Clarke Central: 77,79,85
Dwight Hochstetler: Greenville 80, 84 & Bowden 92
Mike Hodges: West Rome 82, 85, & Thomasville 88
Jim Hughes, Thomasville, 73, 74 & Colquitt Co. 94
Ray Lamb: Warren Co. 65, 66 & Commerce 81
Carlton Lewis: West Point 48,50,58
Randy McPherson: Lowndes 04,05,07
Steve Pardue: LaGrange 01,03,04
Jerry Sharp: East Rome 77,78 & Darlington 98
Ernest Teel: Statesboro, 56*(tie) 57,66
Rick Tomberlin: Washington Co. 94,96,97
Chip Walker: Sandy Creek, 09,10,12
Luther Welsh: Thomson, 84,85,02
Minton Williams: Dublin 59,60,63
Dexter Woods, Buford, 01,02,03

Wolf Dawg

October 2nd, 2013
9:46 am

Decatur Bulldogs??


October 3rd, 2013
8:30 am

Wolf Dawg

October 2nd, 2013
9:46 am

Decatur Bulldogs??

That is the correct answer – 1930, I believe was the year the lights were installed.