Class A Blog: New Divided Top 5’s; Power Ranking Top 16’s; Coach Speak with coaches facing huge contests this week

By S. Thomas Coleman
For the AJC

Things are beginning to get interesting as we head into Week 10, with some huge games on tap Friday. Here’s the AJC.com Class A Blog Divided Top 5 (overall AJC/Georgia High School Football Daily ranking in parenthesis), along with this week’s top 16 in the Georgia High School Association/MaxPreps Power Rankings, public and private, and a link to the full lists. As always, last week’s power ranking for each team is in parenthesis, and a list of teams that dropped out of the coveted to 16 is at the bottom of the list.

This week’s “Coach Speak” features comments from five coaches playing in big games this weekend.

PUBLIC

1. Seminole County (3) (7-0, 3-0). Seminole County mauled Calhoun County (1-6, 0-3), 31-6 last week. Next up is a home game in Donalsonville against Randolph-Clay (3-4, 2-2).

2. Emanuel County Institute (8) (5-2, 2-0). ECI was off last week. The Bulldogs welcome undefeated No. 5 Johnson County (7-0, 2-0) to Twin City on Friday for the Region 3 – Division B title.

3. Marion County (6) (7-0, 4-0). The Eagles remained unbeaten with a 27-25 win over Dooly County (4-3, 3-1) which missed two extra point attempts. Friday Marion County travels to Columbus to take on Brookstone (4-3, 2-2).

4. Clinch County (10) (4-3, 3-0). After starting the season 1-3, the Panthers have won three straight, including a 20-13 decision over Wilcox County (2-5, 1-3) last week. Clinch County will host rival Charlton County (5-2, 3-0) in Homerville Friday in a game that will go a long way toward deciding the Region 2 champ.

5. Charlton County (NR) (5-2, 3-0). Charlton County was off last week and will play at Clinch County Friday.

Another half dozen to watch: Commerce (5-3, 3-1), Dooly County (4-3, 3-1), Irwin County (5-1-1, 2-1), No. 5 Johnson County (7-0, 2-0), Lincoln County (4-2, 3-1), Mitchell County (5-3, 4-0).

POWER RANKINGS

1. Marion County (1)

2. Seminole County (2)

3. Charlton County (3)

4. Johnson County (6)

5. Clinch County (4)

6. Irwin County (5)

7. Emanuel County Institute (7)

8. Commerce (8)

9. Trion (9)

10. Lincoln County (12)

11. Dooly County (11)

12. Mitchell County (14)

13. Hawkinsville (15)

14. Gordon Lee (13)

15. Claxton (10)

16. Turner County (NR)

Who Fell Out: Hancock Central (16)

PRIVATE

1. Eagle’s Landing Christian Academy (1) (6-0, 3-0). The Chargers stepped on the gas in the second half and dumped Our Lady of Mercy (2-5-2-2), 32-6 last week. Next is a visit to Locust Grove for a game against Strong Rock (2-5, 0-3).

2. Aquinas (2) (7-0, 3-0). The Irish all but wrapped up the Region 7 title last week with a convincing 43-14 win over Wilkinson County (3-4, 2-1). Aquinas travels to Warrenton for a game against winless Warren County (0-6, 0-4).

3. Prince Avenue Christian (7) (6-1, 3-0). The Wolverines dismantled Hebron Christian Academy (2-5, 1-4), 57-7, last week. PAC is off this week.

4. Landmark Christian (4) (8-0, 4-0). The War Eagles overcame a 14-10 deficit at the start of the fourth quarter and edged Pace Academy (4-3, 1-2), 17-14. Landmark is off this week.

5. Mt. Paran Christian (9) (6-1, 3-0). The Eagles blew out Fellowship Christian (4-3, 1-2), 52-21 last week, tuning up for their Region 6 – Division B showdown at home in Kennesaw with undefeated Mt. Pisgah Christian (7-0, 3-0).

Another half dozen to watch: Calvary Day (5-2, 3-0), Christian Heritage (5-2, 2-1), Darlington (6-1, 3-0), George Walton Academy (5-2, 2-1), Mt. Pisgah Christian (7-0, 3-0), St. Anne-Pacelli (6-1, 3-1).

POWER RANKINGS

1. Darlington (1)

2. Landmark Christian (2)

3. Mt. Pisgah Christian (3)

4. Eagle’s Landing Christian Academy (4)

5. Aquinas (5)

6. Mt. Paran Christian (6)

7. Christian Heritage (7)

8. Prince Avenue Christian (8)

9. St. Anne-Pacelli (10)

10. Calvary Day School (9)

11. George Walton Academy (12)

12. Brookstone (11)

13. Our Lady of Mercy (15)

14. First Presbyterian Day (NR)

15. Pace Academy (16)

16. King’s Ridge Christian (NR)

Who Fell Out: Savannah Christian (13), Athens Academy (14)

Coach Speak: Charlton County’s Rich McWhorter, Clinch County’s Jim Dickerson, Emanuel County Institute’s Chris Kearson, Johnson County’s Don Norton and Mount Paran Christian’s Mitch Jordan talk about this week’s preparation for the big games they have on tap Friday.

McWhorter (Charlton County had its worst season since 1989, the season before McWhorter arrived in Folkston. The team has gotten back on track this season, heading into the annual battle with Clinch County.): “We have a senior group that is acting like seniors, leading us in the classroom and the weight room, and on the field. Sometimes some of your seniors don’t have their best season during their senior year. These kids are doing that.

“Our next three games – Clinch County, Telfair County and Irwin County – are huge. Clinch is such a big rival for us. Coach Dickerson and those guys do a fantastic job. They’ve always had great speed but this year all of their players can run and they fly around. Usually they have a couple of big linemen, but this year they have some guys up front that are not that big but they are fast and aggressive. I think this is the fastest team they’ve had at Clinch since I’ve been here.”

“It’s a big game and always is. It’s big for the kids and big for our communities. The atmosphere is going to be fun.”

Dickerson (Clinch County had its worst season since 1985 last year, but the Panthers have turned things around. They’ll host Clinch County Friday in a game that could decide the Region 2 champion.): “Friday will be a major step for our team, one way or the other. If we’re fortunate enough to win, it will be a big win. If we lose, that will set us back some and we’ve still got a couple of big ball games left.

“We went through one of those cycles last season. But I heard a coach say once that you’re never as good as it seems and you’re never as bad as it seems. The truth is we were young last season and we’re still young. But we have some good players and they’ve gotten better as they’ve grown up a bit.

“It’s always a big game when we play each other anyway and the region championship could ride on this one. But we can’t go into it thinking this is our season on the line. We have to finish the season and then hopefully we can get in [the playoffs]. If we can do that, I think we’ll be a dangerous team because I don’t think we’ve played our best game yet.”

Kearson (Emanuel County Institute, the defending Class A public school champs, started out 0-2 but has reeled off five in a row. The Bulldogs host Johnson County Friday in what amounts to the Region 3 –Division B title game.): “We made our schedule challenging at the beginning of the year to help us see what we had. Sometimes a loss is not always bad because it can expose where you need to get better.

“Our kids have played with great effort this season. We may get out schemed or out athlete-ed on a play, but not out hustled. Some kids have really had to step up because of all the injuries we’ve had. [Injuries] are part of the game and everybody has to deal with them, but this year we’ve had four ACL’s and a high ankle sprain. That has been tough to overcome, but I think our kids have benefited from last season. When you play so many playoff games it gives your team more reps in games and in practice.

“This will be a big game for both of us. It would be even if both us were 0-7. Coach [Don] Norton has done such a great job over there. Dealing with all the speed they have will be a challenge for us. It’s hard to simulate that in practice so it may take us a quarter or so to get used to their speed.”

Norton (Johnson County went 7-3 last season but missed making it into the top 16 public schools by tenths of points. The Trojans have lost eight of the last 10 meetings with ECI, including last season when the Bulldogs prevailed 40-0.) “We’re trying to treat this as just a regular game because the kids already know it’s a big game. No need for us to spend any time talking about it. As a coach you have to make sure a game like this doesn’t impact you too much one way or the other. A lot of it depends on the personality of your team and knowing what motivates them.

“We have a good group of seniors who like each other and pull for each other, and that means a lot for your team chemistry.”

Jordan (Mt. Paran fell just short of winning a region title in 2011, before taking a step back last season when the Eagles finished 3-7. This year Mt. Paran is again on the cusp of winning the program’s first region crown.): “We’re glad to be at this point. We talked about us being here in this position with [Mt. Pisgah] at 7-0. They’ve done a tremendous job over there and we have a lot of respect for them and the job Coach [Mike] Forester has done. We know they’ll be well prepared and will play hard. It’s going to be perfect football weather, just a great atmosphere for high school football. We’re expecting a big crowd. It should be a lot of fun.

“We still have a game against one of our main rivals, Walker, next week, so win or lose [this week] it won’t be hard getting our kids focused on a rivalry game. The kids have worked hard and put themselves in a good position to make it to the post season. But we know we still have to take things one game at a time.”

Forester (Mt. Pisgah is 7-0 for the first time in school history.  Some had described Friday’s game against Mt. Paran as the biggest in the program’s history.):  ”Our kids are excited.  They’ve done a good job of taking things one game at a time.  This is a big moment for us but I really haven’t thought about it [being the biggest game in program history]. We’re focused on getting ready to play a really good football team in Mt. Paran.”

39 comments Add your comment

TCDAWG25

October 22nd, 2013
6:23 pm

@joco now it’s time for big time high school football. I hope it turns out to be a great game one that will be remembered for years to come.

Pace Student

October 22nd, 2013
6:58 pm

Happy to see Pace at 15th. If the playoffs started today we’d play landmark at landmark and I honestly think that’d be about a 50/50 game. It’d be close and a great game. But we just need to get the win against HIES and hopefully not get embarrassed by ELCA.

bigblue

October 22nd, 2013
7:14 pm

The JoCo ECI game will be a classic… both teams are very good and it looks to be a good game . Both teams are physical and show alot of talent at every position . I expect both teams to go deep in the playoffs and have a chance of a state title

Single A Fan

October 22nd, 2013
7:58 pm

Anxious to hear about Landmark being in any poll ahead of ELCA. Single A is setting up for a clash between these two with the obvious defending state champs favored. Just a region championship at stake. Prepare for a total team effort from a well conditioned disciplined LCS. Is it at all possible to stop Mr. Dalton Etheridge (very difficult). LCS has a great match up in two weeks at HIES and will be great prep for ELCA. ELCA/LCS be there!!

South Georgia Football Fan

October 22nd, 2013
8:10 pm

Wow, 2 great games this weekend! Joco and Eci and then Charlton and Clinch! But the way the power rankings and later brackets go, this might not be the only meeting of the teams! Can’t wait! Might ride up to Twin City, I saw both teams at Georgia Southern in the Erk Russell. Joco looked sound for the first game and Eci looked good in the losing effort. May the best team win!!!

Sam Roney

October 22nd, 2013
10:53 pm

Guess beating only Wilkinson County 43-14, with the clock running non-stop in the 4th period, and
Aquinas using reserves, wasn’t enough to impress those making the “power ratings”, as Aquinas
going 7-0 actually fell two spots to 5th, despite another impressive win. Wilkinson had been 3-0 in 7-A.
Landmark & ELCA should get ready because those “ratings” suck. Mt. Pigsah shouldn’t even be in that group. We’ll see if Darlington with one loss is as good as advertised. Playoffs will show these “experts”.

JSP

October 22nd, 2013
11:33 pm

Sam, I don’t even think the people who make the power rankings who call themselves “experts.” Everyone agrees that the power rankings are terrible. You also left Mount Paran out of that group.

Tiger PatPaw

October 23rd, 2013
4:19 am

Remember Class A fans, Region Champs get the first eight seeds.

Public schools that win their region will be seeded first according to their Power Ranking. The rest of the bids are awarded to “at-large” public school qualifiers based on the Power Rankings through seed 16.

The same process is applied to the Private schools.

Except for those dealing with sub-regions, win your region on the field, get a top seed!

We will not know the match-ups until after the final Power Rankings and any squabbles through the appeals process.

Tiger PatPaw

October 23rd, 2013
4:32 am

@STC:

Noticed some significant power ranking number changes that didn’t affect the ranking much.

Makes me wonder if someone discovered some previously funky math.

Pretty good reset in the privates below the top 16.

Augusta68

October 23rd, 2013
4:38 am

@SamRoney: The power rankings take into account the winning percentage of your opponents and cares nothing as to how bad you beat them. Unfortunately for Aquinas, Region 7’s non-region record is terrible (doesnt really matter that they played teams like Buford, Washington Wilkes, etc),. Aquinas’d power ranking will drop this week by playing Warren County. What is crazy is that an undereated Aquinas could beat a winless Warren County, a team they have to play, by 80 points and the both would end up wirh the same power ranking points (10) for that game.

Augusta68

October 23rd, 2013
5:42 am

The way I see things working out is that the Region 5 and 6 winners will likely be the top 2 seeds with Aquinas 3rd, and the region 8 winner 4th. With the dream of most every Georgia high school football being to play in the dome, the best scenario is to be on the opposite side bracket of ELCA (so hoping they get #1 seed). There are probably 6-8 other teams that have a realistic chance to be the other team in the dome, as it will depend on peaking at the right time, staying healthy, and getting a favorable draw. There are certainly going to be some dangerous lower seeded teams, such as possibly Calvary Day, OLM, Pace, George Walton. It will be fun.

crankin

October 23rd, 2013
7:11 am

Any word on the tiebreaker if Charlton beats Clinch and Irwin beats Charlton?

Swamp Lizard

October 23rd, 2013
7:12 am

ECI vs Johnson Co ….. first off I’d like to say that I do not have a dog in this fight. I think both are fine “programs”. This is just my take on the game. First off, I do think Johnson Co is very overrated being ranked #5 in the state. I’m not saying they’re not a solid football team ( they are 7-0 ), but they haven’t beat one “good” team. The combined record of their opponents to get to 7-0 is 11-32 !! ECI on the other hand has at least went out and played “quality” teams even though they have lost to them ( AA Metter 21-20 & #3 AAA Wash Co 49-13 ). Since Region 3 play has started, ECI has been averaging 48 points a game ( against not so great teams …. same teams as JoCo ), but I do think ECI is battle tested and ready for Johnson Co this Friday. Playing at home, being defending State Champs, having a better offense, I think ECI rolls in this match up ….. 42-20. Johnson Co ……. no hard feelings. Prove me wrong.

jocochief

October 23rd, 2013
7:34 am

Good post Swamp Lizard…

Swamp Lizard

October 23rd, 2013
8:39 am

Power Rankings ….. I know EVERYTHING has to shake out and we shouldn’t be questioning right now … BUT …. the GHSA should be embarrased to have this as the way you seed teams ( 1 thru 16 ). Will it get better than what it is today? …. YES it will by season’s end. Will it be right? …. NO it will not. I understand how this point system works …. the Region Champs being seeded 1-4 first, I get all that, but throw all that out and just rank the teams 1-16 ….. any way you want to, but not by this stupid point system !! GHSA …… get a clue !! Hire Class A bloggers to rank the them, I swear “we” could come a lot closer 1-16 than this “Power Ranking”. WHAT A JOKE !!

Innocent Bystander

October 23rd, 2013
1:10 pm

Nobody in 1A or 2A can put on a display of power like ELCA, yet they’re ranked 4th ??? What a JOKE !

JSP

October 23rd, 2013
1:39 pm

It’d be a lot easier if we just went back to the system we had a few years ago. Too bad the Public School coaches started whining. Now we’re left with this mess. I have a lot respect for OLM and know despite their record, they can compete with just about any team in the state, but to be ranked 13th at 2-5 is absurd. Playing a tough schedule should not grant you that much.

nourstuff

October 23rd, 2013
2:44 pm

@STC, Since we are discussing PR, have you got any clarification from Steve Figueroa Re how to calculate the PR for teams that have played an opponent with a tie? This issue currently affects 15 teams, most of which are in the running to make the playoffs. This is not a trivial issue, as it affects seeding and therefore travel, as well as possibly impacting the difference between the 16 & 17 positions.

Given that you agreed 3 weeks ago with his characterization that the current formula is both “very simple” and “completely logical”, I challenge you to calculate the PR for PAC (5-1) using the currently published “PR system document” on the GHSA website. PAC played SCPS (2-4-1, they tied AAAAA Jenkins). I must ask that you please show your work, as I’m just too simple and illogical to figure this out myself. Thank you.

Puzzled Prince

October 23rd, 2013
4:28 pm

What is the difference in the regular rankings and the Power Rankings?

S. Thomas Coleman

October 23rd, 2013
5:08 pm

Crankin:

Coach McWhorter at Charlton told me he’s not sure but he believes the first tie breaker is head-to-head, but in the case of a three-way tie that would not work. So the next time breaker, he believes is …… Power Ranking! He said he’s not sure, but he believes that was what was discussed at the Region meeting at the start of the season. He won’t know for sure unless that scenario arises. Let’s hope it doesn’t.

STC

S. Thomas Coleman

October 23rd, 2013
5:17 pm

Puzzled:

Power Rankings are only used in Class A because of the fact that in the playoffs, the public and private schools do not compete against each other. There is a 16-team tournament for the public schools and a 16-team tournament for the private schools. Seeding is computed using a formula that the GHSA and MaxPreps developed. It is modeled after a similar formula used to determine playoff seeding in the state of Louisiana, where publics and privates are also separated.

The formula tried to take into account a team’s strength of schedule, by awarding points to a team for the number of wins earned by the teams they have played, i.e., you get 8 points for playing a team that finished 8-2, but just 2 points for playing a team that finished 2-8. You get 10 points for each game you win (if you beat the team that went 8-2 you get 18 points). You also get a half a point for each classification higher a team is that you’ve played (if you beat a AAA team that finished 8-2 you get 10 for the win, 8 for the games they won, and 1 because they are 2 classes higher, for a total of 19 points). That’s as simple as I can put it. For a more extensive explanation, go to the GHSA website.

S. Thomas Coleman

October 23rd, 2013
5:18 pm

Nourstuff:

I’ll pose your scenario to Steve Figueroa and report what he says about PAC and the others impacted by Savannah Christian’s tie vs. Jenkins.

STC

CheerTigerDad

October 23rd, 2013
6:38 pm

@STC and @nourstuff
I’ve just gotten a response from a GHSA rep (not S. Figueroa though), and their explanation on calculating teams with a Tie and their opponents seems logical and completely fair. However, the explanation is NOT documented at all and nowhere near what is on the GHSA Power Rating procedure listed on GHSA’s website. I’m about to run the numbers based on the explanation to see if it provides the PR that GHSA lists on their website, but I don’t think they will. I’ve tried it the way it was explained to me before, and I couldn’t get the same results.

GHSA should step up and document this procedure better for everyone to know the calculations, or there will be a ton of appeals to sort through the final week. It will not be fair thinking you made the playoffs only to have an appeal bump you outs, and some teams may not realize they have grounds for an appeal. GHSA is opening themselves up to lots of disgruntled coaches and school systems and even possible legal action if not documented soon.

mike

October 23rd, 2013
8:10 pm

speaking from personal experience, as being a part of a team that has played both Mt.Paran and Mt.Pisgah, I am warning you folks not to be suprised if Mt. Pisgah really beats this team badly. Mt. Paran is a good team dont get me wrong, but Mt. Pisgah’s lineman are more experienced and better. Paran has alot of skill players and great backs, but the lack of strength on the line might hurt them in this case.

Nourstuff

October 23rd, 2013
8:25 pm

@STC, thanks for pursuing the PR formula issue-it shouldn’t be so difficult for coaches/ADs/etc. to determine where their team stands. A lack of transparency from GHSA lends itself to frustration and promotes “conspiracy theories” about gaming the system.
Also, I must point out that in your example above for @puzzled, the “bonus” points for playing up at AAA is 2pts if you win, 1pt if you lose the game.

Old White Hat

October 23rd, 2013
8:27 pm

Same song secound verse in the A playgoofs this year-close to what happened last year. Lower seeds won 4 games the first round. Final 4
seeds were 1-9-11-12. Mid/lower teams are dangerous-very dangerous.

Nourstuff

October 23rd, 2013
8:31 pm

@CTD, thanks for your efforts with getting the info from MaxPreps Re how they are interpreting GHSA’s PR formula. It will be interesting to see if they are applying it correctly, as they often seem to use bad data (scrimmages, out of state, incorrect W/L, etc.).

Nourstuff

October 23rd, 2013
8:51 pm

Sorry @CTD, just noticed you said GHSA not MaxPreps-my bad.

JSP

October 23rd, 2013
11:04 pm

Mike, as a Pisgah fan; I appreciate the praise, but I honestly don’t seeing Pisgah beat Paran badly at all. In all honesty, the offensive line is not as powerful as you might think. You are right about the experience. However, because our coaches like to rotate a lot, there are a few O-Linemen that are getting their first year of Varsity experience. Fortunately, we run an offensive scheme that fits out line’s attributes. Not much pushing the DL down the field, but more pushing them out to clear holes up the middle. Offense looked real sloppy a few weeks ago against King’s Ridge, and didn’t get it going until the second half last week against Whitefield.

Defensively, we’re pretty solid, but we just lost our DE with a torn meniscus. I’m hoping for a good game. Despite being 7-0, we’re still not getting a lot of respect. On the other hand, Paran is getting a lot of respect, so if we can give them a game and possibly beat them, people will start opening their eyes.

crankin

October 24th, 2013
6:46 am

Why wouldn’t you want there to be a 3-way tie? Wouldn’t that create a lot of interest in that last game b/w Charlton and Irwin?

Region 6

October 24th, 2013
8:44 am

JSP…. I have seen both Mt. Pisgah and Mt. Paran play this season. Both teams are well coached and have talented players. This should be a good game with the winner in the driver seat for region 6b crown. Advantage to Mt. Paran on team speed. Their running backs (especially Williams) will be a problem for Mt. Pisgah defense. Advantage to Mt. Pisgah at quarterback. Mt. Pisgah quarterback is a dual threat. He has a strong arm and reads the defense well and can throw into tight coverage. However is best attribute is his ability to keep the play going and scramble if his receivers are not open. Mt. Paran’s QB throws dump passes to his speedy receivers. Most of his passing yards are yards after reception on roll outs. He is not a running threat like Mt. Pisgah’s QB. However he is known to throw a “hail mary” and let Williams run under the ball. Other then this throw, he is not a threat to throw deep. Both teams have had the experience of winning a game in the closing seconds so this will help both teams if this is a competitive game. this game may come down to untimely turnovers, mistakes, and penalties. Mt. Paran may be a younger team than Mt. Pisgah and the lack of experience may be a problem in a tight game. But next year, and maybe this year, Mt. Paran they should be able to make a strong and deep run into the playoffs.

Class A Wizard

October 24th, 2013
9:46 am

@Augusta68 Region 7 Power Rankings could go haywire as Twiggs stands a real good chance of beating Lincoln County this Friday night. Lincoln is now down 9 starters (including QB) on both sides of the ball, none of which look to return in the next three weeks. With all the injuries on defense, GMC actually ran over the LC defense much more so than Aquinas did. GMC had TWO RB’s that averaged 10.2 yards/carry and 8.4 yards/carry in the first half, respectively.

fan

October 24th, 2013
10:20 am

@innocent bystander
friend, regions 1 and 2 are in RURAL south Georgia. Which means the schools in those regions have very small populations to pull from, so every now and then the stars line up and those schools get championship teams. ELCA on the other hand gets to pull the best of the best out of the Atlanta metropolitan area.(population 5 million)

Swamp Lizard

October 24th, 2013
11:16 am

Power Rankings vs Maxwell Ratings …… I know we still have a lot of football left to play and still many more BIG games on tap before the playoffs. But I want everyone to see a side by side comparison of the two. My point is, if your going to seed these teams 1-16 …. best to #16 …. do it RIGHT !! Not on some luck of the draw schedule or a schedule you could manipulate to earn points ( yes, that could be done by a smart AD ). The point I’m trying to prove ….. weather you like Maxwell Ratings are not ( STC ) …. is Maxwell Ratings are 1000 times better than the “point system” at “seeding” or “ranking” the teams 1 thru 16. It’s better TODAY and it will be A LOT better at season’s end. I’m going to give you the Power Rankings 1 thru 16, then give you the Maxwell Ratings 1 thru 16 with that teams power rating ( so you can see how teams match up, etc …. )

Swamp Lizard

October 24th, 2013
11:27 am

PUBLIC POWER RANKINGS MAXWELL RATINGS

1. Marion County 1. Seminole Co 57.81

2. Seminole County 2. Clinch Co 49.83

3. Charlton County 3. Charlton Co 47.88

4. Johnson County 4. Irwin Co 47.10

5. Clinch County 5. ECI 46.95

6. Irwin County 6. Marion Co 45.84

7. Emanuel County Institute 7. Lincoln Co 45.59

8. Commerce 8. Johnson Co 42.26

9. Trion 9. Dooly Co 41.07

10. Lincoln County 10. Hawkinsville 37.83

11. Dooly County 11. Commerce 37.33

12. Mitchell County 12. Trion 36.95

13. Hawkinsville 13. Wilkinson 35.66

14. Gordon Lee 14. Claxton 35.60

15. Claxton 15. Mitchell Co 34.69

16. Turner County 16. Wilcox Co 33.64

Swamp Lizard

October 24th, 2013
11:28 am

Dang !! ….. did’nt turn out with my “spaces” in there !!

Single A Fan

October 24th, 2013
11:32 am

1. ELCA
2. Aquinas
3. Landmark Christian
4. Darlington
5. Mt. Paran
6. Mt. Pisgah
7. Pace/OLM
8. OLM/Pace
9. Calvary Day
10. HIES

Swamp Lizard

October 24th, 2013
11:50 am

PRIVATE MAXWELL RATINGS ( see above acticle Private Power Rankings )

1. ELCA 72.43
2. Aquinas 56.62
3. Landmark 55.07
4. Darlington 51.51
5. Prince Ave 48.22
6. Mt Paran 47.94
7. Calvary Day 46.64
8. Mt Pisgah 45.06
9. George Walton 44.10
10. Our Lady of Mercy 38.07
11. Pace Academy 37.21
12. Christian Heritage 36.38
13. First Presbyterian Day 35.93
14. Sav Christian 35.69
15. Holy Innocents 35.15
16 Brookstone 34.87

Innocent Bystander

October 24th, 2013
4:11 pm

@ fan…… I know the old “ELCA recruits” cry when I hear it. I can’t help where you live or where region 1 or 2 gets to pull from, but I can tell you that there are about 25 times as many schools up here to whittle that talent pool down too ! There are also a ton of other private schools up here that can’t put on the display of power that ELCA can ! Don’t blame geography. A few yrs ago Seminole’s stars aligned & they came up to ELCA as the #1 offense in the state & went home on the business end of 49-7, scoring their 7 on a Hail Mary. My point is that even when the stars align, it really doesn’t matter now.