List/Trivia/Quote: Griffin has most wins since 1980 without reaching finals

Griffin has played good football for decades, so it is surprising that the Bears have not played in a state championship game since 1980. That made GHSF Daily wonder which schools have won the most playoff games since 1980 without reaching the finals. Sure enough, it’s Griffin. That will change if the Bears beat Wayne County this week in the semifinals.

31 – Griffin

29 – Dacula

25 – Metter

22 – Bremen

22 – Vidalia

21 – Cook

21 – Miller County

21 – Woodward Academy

20 – Westminster

19 – Athens Academy

19 – Marietta

18 – Crisp County

17 – Rome

16 – Bradwell Institute


There are seven private schools in the semifinals, four in the Class A private division, plus Lovett and Benedictine in AA and Marist in AAAA. Which private school was the first to win a football state championship in the GHSA? Hint: It occurred in 1968. (Answer Friday)

Answer to Wednesday’s question: Camden County was the last team to lose its first game but still repeat as state champion. Camden lost its opener to Grayson in 2009.

“I can do all things through Christ who strengthens me.” (Phil. 4:13)

- Drew coach Jarrett Laws

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8 comments Add your comment


December 5th, 2013
8:11 am

That would be St. Pius X


December 5th, 2013
8:22 am

Hey! Just like UGA!

Northside Dawg

December 5th, 2013
9:34 am


What exactly are you inferring?

Marist Cadet

December 5th, 2013
9:59 am

I say it was Westminster.


December 5th, 2013
1:20 pm

I sure am proud of those Mighty Griffin Bears!!!


December 5th, 2013
1:39 pm

That would be St. Pius X

Cain Harris

December 5th, 2013
4:51 pm

It was Woodward Academy! I was there!


December 6th, 2013
12:45 am

Definitely St. Pius X

Cain, I think you were actually at Grady Stadium in 1970 when Woodward Academy beat Dykes (now Sutton Middle).