List/Trivia/Quote: 47 finals have matched unbeaten, untied teams

LIST

Two state finals this season match unbeaten, untied teams. Those are Tucker vs. Creekside and Buford vs. Washington County. There have been 47 state finals in history matching unbeaten, untied teams. Ten have been played at neutral sites, including the past six at the Georgia Dome, home of the finals since 2008. One of the arguments for bringing the finals to the Dome was that a championship field should be neutral. The home team was 21-14-2 in these games before 2008.

2011 – Calhoun 27, Buford 24

2011 – Tucker 22, Lovejoy 7

2011 – Grayson 24, Walton 0

2010 – Sandy Creek 14, Carrollton 7

2010 – Chattahoochee 24, Starr’s Mill 0

2009 – Peach County 13, Gainesville 12

2006 – Charlton County 13, Dublin 13

2005 – Statesboro 13, Northside (Warner Robins) 10

2003 – Hawkinsville 18, Lincoln County 8

2002 – Screven County 24, Dublin 7

2002 – Thomson 42, Thomas County Central 27

2001 – LaGrange 22, Cedartown 19

2001 – Parkview 12, Northside (Warner Robins) 7

2000 – Americus 14, Washington-Wilkes 0

1999 – Cartersville 27, Hart County 21

1999 – Oconee County 17, Mount Zion (Jonesboro) 7

1997 – Washington County 42, Carrollton 28

1996 – Washington County 22, Americus 21

1995 – Lincoln County 12, Macon County 0

1992 – Bowdon 13, Macon County 6

1992 – Mitchell-Baker 27, Washington County 10

1991 – Clinch County 11, Lincoln County 8

1989 – Marist 30, Worth County 8

1988 – Thomasville 12, Stephens County 7

1987 – Central (Carrollton) 28, R.E. Lee 7

1986 – Valdosta 28, Clarke Central 0

1985 – Clarke Central 21, Warner Robins 14

1984 – Thomson 27, Marist 17

1983 – West Rome 35, Dooly County 0

1982 – Valdosta 10, Peachtree 7

1979 – Model 24, Lincoln County 21

1978 – East Rome 25, Claxton 9

1977 – East Rome 35, Early County 7

1973 – Mount de Sales 21, Commerce 8

1973 – Southeast Bulloch 21, Duluth 7

1973 – Thomasville 40, Wheeler 35

1972 – Southeast Bulloch 12, Adairsville 9

1970 – Lovett 14, Savannah Country Day 6

1968 – Valdosta 37, Forest Park 12

1965 – Bradwell Institute 13, Manchester 9

1962 – Rossville 28, North Clayton 6

1960 – Valdosta 20, Avondale 14

1956 – Carrollton 6, Statesboro 6

1955 – Morgan County 21, Vidalia 12

1954 – Model 14, Claxton 0

1951 – Cordele 21, West Point 13

1949 – Decatur 21, Tifton 19

TRIVIA

Wright Bazemore, who retired as Valdosta’s coach in 1971, won 14 state championships, the most by any coach in state history. Which coach has lost in the most state finals? (Answer Friday)

COACH SPEAK

“Work wins.”

- Pinecrest Academy coach Todd Winter

“TEAM wins.”

- Warren County coach Cherard Freeman

“Character wins.”

- Chattahoochee County coach Russell Morgan

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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3 comments Add your comment

WolfDawg

December 12th, 2013
10:01 am

Just a guess – Alan Chadwick, Marist??

Pelham Hornet 1996

December 12th, 2013
10:04 am

Billy Henderson lost quite a few at Clarke Central.

WolfDawg

December 12th, 2013
10:10 am

@1996 – You are correct about that.. I remember CC ran into Valdosta almost every time they were in the finals.. To be recognized in this category, the coach was great, just to get there many times.. Once there, it’s really a crap shoot…