List/Trivia/Quote: Six teams have chance to win first title


Six of the 14 state finalists have a chance to win their first GHSA state titles. They are North Gwinnett, Creekside, Lamar County, Marion County, Calvary Day and Aquinas. Here are the schools that won state titles for the first time over the past 20 seasons.

2012 (4) – Norcross, Gainesville Jefferson, ELCA

2011 (3) – Grayson, Burke County, Savannah Christian

2010 (1) – Chattahoochee

2009 (2) – Sandy Creek, Wilcox County

2008 (2) – Tucker, Wesleyan

2007 (2) – Carver (Columbus), ECI

2006 (2) – Peachtree Ridge, Northside (Warner Robins)

2005 (1) – Peach County

2004 (0) -

2003 (1) – Camden County

2002 (1) – Screven County

2001 (0) -

2000 (2) – Shaw, Swainsboro

1999 (2) – Oconee County, Charlton County

1998 (2) – Dougherty, Darlington

1997 (2) – Parkview, Manchester

1996 (2) – Brookwood, Macon County

1995 (2) – Josey, Elbert County

1994 (3) – Colquitt County, Washington County, Brooks County

1993 (2) – Dunwoody, Greene County


Which head coach in the 2013 state finals won a state championship as a Georgia player in 1988? (Answer Tuesday)

Answer to Friday’s question: North Gwinnett became the first team in the highest classification and the fourth overall since 2008 to win four consecutive road games to reach the state final. The three teams that previously accomplished it were Flowery Branch in 2008, Savannah Christian in 2010 and Landmark Christian in 2011.


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15 comments Add your comment


December 9th, 2013
8:26 am

Trivia answer: Steve DeVoursney won at RE Lee in 1988.


December 9th, 2013
9:10 am

Coach Downs of Creeksidw won State with Shaw in 2000


December 9th, 2013
9:11 am


December 9th, 2013
10:22 am

DeVO!! – DeVO!! – DeVO!!


December 9th, 2013
1:09 pm

When I made my comment yesterday about recruiting in high schools around the Atlanta area I was totally unaware of the Grady High School situation. Just wanted to make that clear. I will, however repeat that it is probably going on a lot more in specific high schools than the GHSA will ever admit to. I think they just prefer to “turn a blind eye” to it, because it could be a huge mess. Somewhat like hitting a hornet’s nest with a baseball bat!


December 9th, 2013
1:40 pm

@Patrick ==

If you have specific allegations, take them to the GHSA. If you don’t, then put a sock in it, and quit making blanket allegations and insinuations of wrong-doing.

That Dude Says...

December 9th, 2013
1:58 pm

I agree with RobFromNorcross 100%!!!!

Josey Eagle

December 9th, 2013
2:18 pm

we know how Norcross wins


December 9th, 2013
2:36 pm

2009 nick Marshall (auburn QB) led wilcox county to their first title. .now he may get another title in college


December 9th, 2013
4:15 pm

RfmN, I have a right to express my opinion on here, and say what I feel is going on the same as you and anybody, so why don’t YOU stick your thumb in it and then suck on it. You seem to be nothing more than the “local blog bully” from what I have seen, so take a hike. That’s my opinion, and others too, so if you don’t agree, just don’t read them. You do realize freedom of speech is still in vogue in the USA don’t you?


December 9th, 2013
6:59 pm

@Patrick – I have to agree with Rob. Either put up or shut up! If you’ve got proof, put it on the table or give it to the GHSA. Contrary to what some thing, they DO pay attention and will do something. Otherwise, quit smearing programs that beat yours (all of N Ga) with vague generalities. IT makes you look like a sore loser.


December 9th, 2013
8:11 pm

These message forums are fun and keep us who travel somewhat informed and engaged into local events.

I promise you the AJC doesn’t make a wooden nickle from these and it’s probably only here just from a desire to give the readers another little bit of icing on the cake in making a great sports section.

I like cak, so don’t screw it up with slanderous, unfounded accusations because I can tell you two things the internet is not nearly as anonymous as you may think and the moment these forums become a liability poof “they gone.”


December 9th, 2013
9:47 pm

only one more week of high school football! Good Luck to everyone left, except Griffin! Sorry Bears, hope you fumble every kickoff( ’cause we’ll be doing that a lot), drop every pass and wear your punter out! Just kidding! Hoping for a 4th quarter game and Class AAAA blows the roof off the Dome! GO TROJANS!!!!

Old Bear

December 10th, 2013
3:02 am

@ TROJAN FAN – I count on Carrollton/Griffin playing the most exciting game of the finals. They match up well – Griffin even used to run the Wing T until about 4 years ago. With no real history between the teams, it should offer up some fun plays. Good luck if you’re heading to the Dome.

Ms. KP

December 11th, 2013
11:39 am

Go Noles….