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All-region teams: South Paulding’s Burks named 5-AAAAA player of the year

Here is the all-region team for 5-AAAAA, as chosen by the league’s coaches:

Player of the year: Chandler Burks, South Paulding

Lineman of the year: Lorenzo Adger, South Paulding

Special teams player of the year: Josh Klein, East Paulding

48-minute player: Matt Mixon, North Paulding

Offensive player of the year: Chase Noonan, North Paulding

Defensive player of the year: Dylan Coleman, East Paulding

Newcomer of the year: Sonny Smith, East Paulding

Assistant coach of the year: Jeremy Edwards, North Paulding

Coach of the year: Scott Jones, North Paulding

Offense

QB – Mitchell Webb, East Paulding

QB – Conner Larson, Allatoona

RB – Josh Batista, Allatoona

RB – Jae Bowen, South Paulding

RB – Frank Griffin, Rome

RB – Corn Collins, North Paulding

WR – Mac Seagle, North Paulding

WR – Kris Ballinger, Villa Rica

WR – Kayden Bishop, North Paulding

WR – DJ Ezell, Allatoona

WR – LJ Pope, South Paulding

TE – Ben Norman, South Paulding

TE – Andricus Parker, Hiram

OL – Amir Moore, Allatoona

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All-region team: Pearson, Rohan, Dulmage share top honors in 7-AAAAA Div. A

Here is the all-region team for 7-AAAAA Div. A, as chosen by the league’s coaches:

Coaches of the year: James Teter, Sequoyah, and Terry Crowder, Creekview

Offensive player of the year: D.J. Pearson, Northview, Jr.

Defensive players of the year: Peter Rohan, Sequoyah , Sr., and Connor Dulmage, Creekview, Sr.

First-team offense

QB – Kyle Wilke, Creekview, So.

RB – Jake Garner, Sequoyah, Sr.

RB – Isaiah Rodgers, Creekview, Sr.

TE – Kyle Wisniewski, Sequoyah, Sr.

WR – Brandon Cameron, North Springs, Sr.

WR – Matty Biondich, Northview, Jr.

OL – Austin Brown, Sequoyah, Sr.

OL – Michael Shaw, Creekview, Sr.

OL – Curtis Collins, Sequoyah, Sr.

OL – Hunter Lamm, Forsyth Central, Jr.

OL – Daniel McKune, Sequoyah, Sr.

PK – Anel Ramic, Forsyth Central, Sr.

ATH – Lex Lauletta, Sequoyah, Sr.

First-team defense

DL – Joseph Sorrentino, Creekview, Sr.

DL – Branden Johnson, Sequoyah, Jr.

DE – Gilberto Terrientes, Sequoyah, Sr.

DE – Josh Kania, Cambridge, Jr.

LB – Victor Peppers, Forsyth …

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All-region teams: Northside’s Smith named top player in 2-AAAAA

Here is the all-region team for 2-AAAAA, as chosen by the league’s coaches:

Player of the year: Glenn Smith, Northside (Warner Robins)

Offensive player of the year: Danny Hite, Jr., Warner Robins,

Defensive player of the year: DB Rashad Roundtree, Lakeside (Evans)

Coach of the year: Bryan Way, Warner Robins

First-team offense

QB – Caden Johnston, Warner Robins

RB – Willie Jordan, Northside

RB – Walker Juhan, Jones County

WR – BJ Raymond, Lakeside

WR – Josh Flowers, Houston County

WR – Brenston Lindsey, Houston County

TE – Landon Hopf, Warner Robins

OL – Jermaine Abron, Warner Robins

OL – Ty Allen, North-side Warner Robins

OL – Matt Warren, Houston County

OL – Hank Harrison, Houston County

OL – Clay Norsworthy, Evans

OL – Tyler Martin, Northside

ATH – Stephen Houzah, Lakeside

K – Matt Monday, Warner Robins

P – Isaac Rivera, Northside

First-team defense

DB – David Mims, Warner Robins

DB – K’lon Lovett, Evans

DB – Quay Denning, Houston County

DB – Chris Lewis, Houston County

LB – …

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All-region teams: Drakeford, Hampton earn top honors in 7-AAAAA Div. B

Here is the all-region team for 7-AAAAA Div. B, as chosen by the league’s coaches:

Offensive player of the year: Grant Drakeford, Riverwood

Defensive player of the year: Keith Hampton, Kell

Coach of the year: Derek Cook, Kell

Offense

QB – Matt McGuigan, Kell

QB – Craig Robinson, Osborne

RB – Jay Moxey, Kell

RB – Logan Blackley, Riverwood

RB – Mason Shiflett, Pope

RB – Rahkeem Myrick, Sprayberry

WR – Stetson Mayes, Riverwood

WR – Logan Carr, Pope

WR – Errol Breaux, Kell

TE – Mike Kemper, Pope

OL – Max Kemper, Pope

OL – Nathan Waller, Kell

OL – Corbett Mendelson, Kell

OL – Vincente Gutierrez, Osborne

OL – Zack Feldman, Riverwood

OL – Kory Gillam, Riverwood

OL – Darius Johons, Sprayberry

OL – Bailey Sharp, Sprayberry

K – Rodrigo Blankenship, Sprayberry

Defense

DB – Khai Anderson, RIverwood

DB – Kendall Morrison, RIverwood

DB – Taylor Henkle, Kell

LB – Reggie Prince, Riverwood

LB – Bryson Armstrong, Kell

LB – Harrison Holmes, Pope

DL – Donnell Green, Kell

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All-region teams: Creekside’s Knox named player of the year in 4-AAAAA Div. B

Here is the all-region team for 4-AAAAA Div. B, as chosen by the league’s coaches:

Player of the year: Dexter Knox, Creekside

Offensive player of the year: Andrew Johnson, McIntosh

Defensive player of the year: Chris Collins, Creekside

Coach of the year: Olten Downs, Creekside

First-team offense

QB – Andrew Johnson, McIntosh, Sr.

RB – Dexter Knox, Creekside, Sr.

RB – John Smith, Starr’s Mill, Sr.

RB – Christian Wofford, Whitewater, Jr.

OL – Dylan Crozier, Whitewater, Sr.

OL – Jason Akins, Starr’s Mill, Sr.

OL – Marquell Harrell, Creekside, Jr.

OL – Travis Bertke, McIntosh, Sr.

OL – Aaron Carr, Northgate, Sr.

WR – Jason Stanley, Creekside, Jr.

WR – Trey Walters, McIntosh, Sr.

WR – Darvin Williams, Creekside, Sr.

Ath. – Jay Ashley, Whitewater, Jr.

P – Charlie Goedtke, McIntosh, Sr.

First-team defense

DL – Lawrence Curtis, Creekside, Sr.

DL – Rashad Menetee, Northgate, Sr.

DL – Matt Ogle, McIntosh, Sr.

DL – Jim O’Neill, McIntosh, Sr.

LB – Chris Collins, Creekside, Sr.

LB – …

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All-region teams: Choice, Collier earn top honors in 1-AAAAA

Here is the all-region team for 1-AAAAA, as chosen by the league’s coaches:

Coach of the year: Dean Fabrizio, Lee County

Co-Offensive players of the year: Adam Choice, Thomas County Central, and Stephen Collier, Lee County

Defensive player of the year: Dextric Green, Lee County

First-team offense

QB – Adam Choice, Thomas County Central, Sr.

QB – Stephen Collier, Lee County, Sr.

RB – Esaias Chapman, Harris County, Sr.

RB – Deondre Cooksey, Thomas County Central, Sr.

WR – J.Q. Quimbly, Lee County, Jr.

WR – Greg Cooper, Bainbridge, Sr.

C – Reggie Mobley, Thomas County Central, Sr.

C – Brad McCoy, Harris County, Sr.

G – Tyler Boutwell, Harris County, Jr.

G – Desmond Barmore, Hardaway, Sr.

T – Jessee Freeman, Lee County, Sr.

T – Sam Long, Thomas County Central, Sr.

TE – Tae Crowder, Harris County, Jr.

AP – TaQuon Marshall, Harris County, Jr.

First-team defense

DT – Aubrey Solomon, Lee County, Fr.

DT – Austin Parmer, Thomas County Central, Sr.

DT – Calvin Isom, Bainbridge, So.

DE – …

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Class AAAAA: Creekside, Tucker facts and figures

Class AAAAA Title Game (8:30 p.m. Friday)

Creekside (14-0) vs. Tucker (14-0)

Overview: The Creekside Seminoles are making their first appearance in a state final and trying to become the first team from south Fulton County to win a title since Palmetto in 1983. Creekside opened in 1990 as a merger of Palmetto and Campbell-Fairburn. The Seminoles’ previous best season was in 2000, when they went 13-1 and lost in the semifinals. … The Tucker Tigers are trying to join Avondale and Lakeside as the only DeKalb County schools to claim three state championships. Tucker won titles in 2008 and 2011 and is 23-4 in the playoffs since last missing the postseason in 2006.

Creekside season: The season got off to a tragic start for Creekside when starting defensive back De’Antre Turman died of injuries suffered in a preseason scrimmage. The Seminoles came back two weeks later to beat Hughes 16-14 and have rolled ever since, winning by at least 15 points in 12 of the next 13 games. Creekside …

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Class AAAAA: Finalists Creekside, Tucker have a lot in common

It’s doubtful that any two teams that are matched up this weekend in the high school football state championship games are more alike than Class AAAAA finalists Creekside and Tucker.

Both teams are 14-0 and have rosters loaded with speed and college prospects. Both run the ball well and play outstanding defense. And both have young coaches who are seeking their first title as head coach but have championship experience as assistants. Even their team colors are virtually the same.

“That’s exactly how it is,” Tucker coach Bryan Lamar said of the teams’ resemblance to each other. “Both teams run the ball, fly around on defense and have got young coaches that were on championship staffs as defensive coordinators. It’s just very, very similar.”

The teams will meet for the title at 8:30 p.m. on Friday at the Georgia Dome.

Lamar is in his second season as head coach at his alma mater. He was an assistant on the Tigers’ first state championship team in 2008. His counterpart, Olten …

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AAAAA roundup

By Score Atlanta

Creekside 41, North Paulding 14: Dexter Knox rushed for 197 yards and scored four touchdowns, three of which came in the second half. Dejuan Duncan also caught a touchdown pass from Felix Harper.

Gainesville 42, Mundy’s Mill 28: Deshaun Watson injured his non-throwing shoulder in the first quarter, but still managed to account for six total touchdowns. He finished with 272 yards and four touchdowns on 22-of-29 passing for the host Red Elephants. Watson also rushed the ball 11 times for 54 yards and two touchdowns including a 12-yard run.

Tucker 29, Ware County 0: Quarterback Joe Farrar rushed for 86 yards and touchdowns of 10 and five yards for host Tucker. Defensive back Yaquis Shelley had an interception return for 80 yards for a score, and Eric Weber made field goals of 42 and 35 yards. Tucker also picked up a safety when Ware County was called for intentional grounding in the end zone.

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Playoff preview: Class AAAAA quarterfinals

Creekside at North Paulding

When, where: 7:30 p.m. Friday, The Den, Dallas

Records, rankings: Creekside is 12-0, the No. 1 seed from Region 4 and No. 4; North Paulding is 11-1, the No. 1 seed from Region 5 and No. 8.

Last meeting: This is the teams’ first meeting.

Three things to know: 1. Creekside was tied with Harris County 7-7 early in the second quarter but scored 21 points over the next 15 minutes to pull away in a 42-21 second-round victory. Jayson Stanley caught touchdown passes of 28 and 45 yards from Felix Harper, and Dexter Knox had touchdowns rushing and receiving. Creekside is 12-0 for the fourth time in the program’s 24-year history. 2. North Paulding QB Chase Noonan threw an 80-yard touchdown pass to Mac Seagle on the first play of the game and hit Seagle for a 67-yard TD four minutes later in a 35-7 second-round victory against Stephenson. Brandon Townsend returned two first-quarter interceptions for touchdowns as the Wolfpack led 28-0 less than eight minutes …

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Class AAAAA roundup

By Score Atlanta

Creekside 42, Harris County 21: Creekside found itself tied 7-7 after one quarter, but eventually led 28-7 lead going into the fourth quarter. Dexter Knox scored both of his rushing touchdowns in the second half to put away the game for the host Seminoles. Felix Harper threw three scoring strikes for Creekside, two to Jayson Stanley and one to Evan Berry. Bricen Terry got the Seminoles on the scoreboard in the first quarter with a touchdown run.

Gainesville 51, South Paulding 12: Deshaun Watson threw five touchdown passes in leading host Gainesville to a rout of South Paulding. Watson’s first two scoring strikes went to Rodney Lackey, from 20 and 67 yards out. Orrin Ragland hauled in a 67-yard touchdown pass from Watson just before halftime. Michael Byrd found the endzone twice on the ground for Gainesville.

North Paulding 35, Stephenson 7: Brandon Townsend intercepted four passes and returned two for touchdowns—both in the first quarter—as North Paulding …

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AAAAA roundup

By Score Atlanta

Allatoona 44, Hiram 7: Junior running back Josh Bettistea tallied 295 yards with four touchdowns on 20 carries for Allatoona. The Buccaneers’ defense forced four fumbles and recovered all of them. Allatoona had 380 yards of total offense and played with reserves for the majority of the second half.

Creekside 41, McIntosh 10: Creekside’s Bryson Terry and Dexter Knox each rushed for first-half scores and quarterback Felix Harper threw touchdowns to Jayson Stanley and Darvin Williams as the Seminoles led 25-7 at the half. Williams caught another touchdown from Harper and Terry rushed for another score for Creekside in the second half.

Kell 53, Sprayberry 7: Host Kell was led by running back Darian Harris, who had two rushing touchdowns of 80 yards or more as well as a 33-yard touchdown pass to Julian Burris. Burris also opened the game with a 99-yard kickoff return for a touchdown.

Mundy’s Mill 24, Union Grove 17: With a solid defensive outing, the host Tigers …

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AAAAA roundup

By Score Atlanta

Creekside 27, Whitewater 23: In a crucial Region 4 contest, the visiting Seminoles led 14-3 at the half, but had to score with three minutes left in the game to avoid their first loss of the season. Creekside running backs Bryson Terry and Dexter Knox each rushed for two touchdowns.

Gainesville 56, Clarke Central 28: The visiting Red Elephants rumbled to a 35-7 halftime lead. Gainesville quarterback Deshaun Watson once again led the attack by accounting for six total touchdowns. He completed three touchdown passes, ran for two and caught one from Mikey Gonzalez. Gainesville’s Orrin Ragland returned a kickoff 96 yards for a touchdown.

Loganville 18, Winder-Barrow 0: The visiting Red Devils overcame three first-half turnovers to pull away late. Blake Salter converted on three field goals and provided all of the scoring until Winder-Barrow snapped a ball into the end zone for a safety. The first player to reach the end zone was Jerry Devert on a 25-yard touchdown …

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AAAAA roundup

By Score Atlanta

Cambridge 14, Forsyth Central 0: Quarterback Bryan Moore completed a 14-yard touchdown pass to Christian Johnson in the last minute of the opening quarter to give host Cambridge a 7-0 lead. In the final minute of the second quarter, Moore found Hunter Smith for an 11-yard touchdown to give the Bears a 14-0 advantage at the half that would hold in a scoreless second half.

Creekside 41, Northgate 13: Dexter Knox had 82 yards rushing and 89 yards receiving and scored three touchdowns for Creekside. Felix Harper was 8-of-14 passing for 210 yards and four touchdowns. Jayson Stanley had four catches for 92 yards and two touchdowns. Evan Berry returned an interception for a touchdown. Chris Collins had 16 tackles, three for losses.

Creekview 35, Northview 28: The visiting Titans were unable to utilize their advantage in total yardage (436-244) due to costly turnovers. Quarterback D.J. Pearson threw two interceptions and both were returned for touchdowns. He also …

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AAAAA roundup

By Score Atlanta

Gainesville 51, Cedar Shoals 6: The Red Elephants played host to the Jaguars and ran out to a 30-0 halftime lead. Deshaun Watson had a big first half with three touchdown passes and an impressive 63-yard touchdown run. He also added another touchdown in the third. Michael Byrd added the other two touchdowns on the ground with a 15-yard run and a 1-yard plunge.

Heritage-Conyers 23, Winder-Barrow 13: Austin Kulp kicked three field goals (30, 35 and 38 yards) to lift the Patriots to victory. Running back C.J. Stone was also impressive, rushing for two scores. Heritage improves to 4-2 and 3-1 in Region 8-AAAAA. The Bulldogs have now lost four in a row.

Kell 30, Riverwood 14: Four different Longhorns players reached the end zone to pace to victory. Dyllen Reed and Jay Moxey recorded 3-yard touchdown run respectively. Quarterback Matt McGuigan completed a 6-yard strike to Taylor Henkle and Errol Breaux had a 65-yard kickoff return for a score.

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