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NUC Sports High School Football – South Georgia Poll – Week 2

NUC Sports High School Football – South Georgia Poll – Week 2


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Large Schools

It was a rough start to the season for Region 1-AAAAAAA. Colquitt County saw their 30-game win streak come to an end falling 34-27 to Mill Creek. Camden County could not manage much offense in their 27-13 loss to Oakleaf (Fla.) and Lowndes was hammered 38-13 by bitter rival Valdosta.

The Region of Doom (1-AAAAAA) on the other hand won all five of its games. With victories Northside-Warner Robins moves to #1 in Large schools followed by rival Houston County at #2. Also making moves upwards were Valdosta #4, Lee County #5 and Coffee #6.

With a 24-7 loss Glynn Academy falls out of the Top Ten. Taking their spot at #10 is Tift County; the lone region 1-AAAAAAA team to win this week.

There are Co-Large School Players of the Week. Houston County signal caller Jake Fromm completed 26 of 36 passes for 414 yards and four scores in the Bears 26-14 win over Mary Persons. His favorite target was senior wide out Amari Colbert who caught ten passes for 168 yards and four touchdowns.

There are four really good matchups that could again shakeup the Top Ten. #3 Colquitt County (0-1) hosts Plantation-American Heritage (Fla.) on Saturday. #2 Houston County pays a visit to Medium School #3 Peach County, #5 Lee County heads south to Medium School #1 Bainbridge and #6 Coffee heads east to take on #9 Brunswick.

Medium Schools

With six of the Top ten teams having byes the first week there was not much change in the Medium School rankings. Warner Robins was blown out by crosstown rival Northside 55-3 forcing the Demons out of the Top Ten. Also losing was Carver-Columbus 34-7 to Alabama power Opelika.

Moving into the Medium School Top Ten is Crisp County. The Cougars downed border rival Dooly County 38-6 and find themselves at #10 this week.

Thomas County Central quarterback Kelias Williams is the NUC Sports South Georgia Medium School Player of the Week. Williams accounted for 203 yards and three scored in the Yellow Jackets 48-7 blowout win over Worth County.

There is three big games this week to keep an eye on; two of which are mentioned above. Glynn Academy reeling from their 24-7 loss at the hands of Benedictine will now head over to the Swamp to take on #2 Ware County.

Small Schools

The true strength in South Georgia in 2016 belongs to A and AA classifications. This past week seven of the eight ranked teams on display came away with victories. The only loss was Dodge County, previously ranked #10, falling to #6 Vidalia 24-20.

Replacing Dodge County in the Top ten is Marion County. The Eagles shutout Schley County 42-0 thanks to quarterback JJ Fullers’ performance and that is why he is the NUC Sports South Georgia Small School Player of the Week. Fuller threw for 252 yards and three scores in the win.

There are two really good matchups this week in Small Schools. #1 Fitzgerald gets their season started versus border rival #9 Irwin County. In the NUC Sports South Georgia Game of the Week #6 Vidalia hosts Appling County.

Large School’s Top 10 (AAAAAAA/AAAAAA)

  1. Northside-Warner Robins Eagles (1-AAAAAA)

Head Coach: Kevin Kinsler

Record: (1-0/0-0)

Last Game: DeSean Dinkins carried the ball nine times for 133 yards and two scores in the Eagles 55-3 win over rival Warner Robins,.

Next Game: 8/26 vs. Henry County (0-0)

  1. Houston County Bears (1-AAAAAA)

Head Coach: Von Lassiter

Record: (1-0/0-0)

Last Game: Jake Fromm hooked up with Amari Colbert for four scores in the Bears 26-14 win over Mary Persons.

Next Game: 8/26 @ Peach County (0-0)

  1. Colquitt County Packers (1-AAAAAAA)

Head Coach: Rush Propst

Record: (0-1/0-0)

Last Game: The Packers saw their 30-game win streak come to an end. They failed to gain any yards or a first down in the second quarter in 34-27 loss to Mill Creek.

Next Game: 8/27 vs. American Heritage (Plantation), FL (0-0)

  1. Valdosta Wildcats (1-AAAAAA)

Head Coach: Alan Rodemaker

Record: (1-0/0-0)

Last Game: Tevin Gray and Josh Belton combined for 192 yards rushing and two scores in the Wildcats 38-13 win over Lowndes.

Next Game: 8/26 vs. Woodland (Stockbridge) (1-0)

  1. Lee County Trojans (1-AAAAAA)

Head Coach: Dean Fabrizio

Record: (1-0/0-0)

Last Game: The Trojan defense held Jones County to (-41) yards rushing in 20-13 win.

Next Game: 8/26 @ Bainbridge (0-0)

  1. Coffee Trojans (1-AAAAAA)

Head Coach: Robby Pruitt

Record: (1-0/0-0)

Last Game: Meaty Davis ran for 130 yards and three scores in Trojans 41-13 win over Effingham County.

Next Game: 8/26 @ Brunswick (0-0)

  1. Camden County Wildcats (1-AAAAAAA)

Head Coach: Welton Coffey, II

 Record: (0-1/0-0)

Last Game: The Wildcats had only three first downs and 46 yards in the first half as they fell 27-13 to Oakleaf, FL.

Next Game: 8/26 @ Venice, FL (0-0)

  1. Lowndes Vikings (1-AAAAAAA)

Head Coach: Randy McPherson

Record: (0-1/0-0)

Last Game: The Vikings rendered two special team scores in their 38-13 loss to crosstown rival Valdosta.

Next Game: 8/26 vs. Bayside, FL (0-0)

  1. Brunswick Pirates (2-AAAAAA)

Head Coach: Larry Harold

Record: (0-0/0-0)

Last Game: Off

Next Game: 8/26 vs. Coffee (1-0)

  1. Tift County Blue Devils (1-AAAAAAA)

Head Coach: Ashley Anders

Record: (1-0/0-0)

Last Game: Rashod Bateman caught four passes for 146 yards and two scores in the Blue Devils 41-0 win over South Effingham.

              Next Game: 8/26 vs. Cook (0-1)

Just Outside: Bradwell Institute (0-0);  Glynn Academy (0-1); Richmond Hill (0-0)

Medium School’s Top 10 (AAAAA/AAAA/AAA)

  1. Bainbridge Bearcats (1-AAAAA)

Head Coach: Jeff Littleton

Record: (0-0/0-0)

Last Game: Off

Next Game: 8/26 vs. Lee County (1-0)

  1. Ware County Gators (2-AAAAA)

Head Coach: Franklin Stephens

Record: (0-0)

Last Game: Off

Next Game: 8/26 vs. Glynn Academy (0-1)

  1. Peach County Trojans (4-AAA)

Head Coach: Chad Campbell

Record: (0-0/0-0)

Last Game: Off

Next Game: 8/26 vs. Houston County (1-0)

  1. Thomas County Central Yellow Jackets (1-AAAAA)

Head Coach: Bill Shaver

Record: (1-0/0-0)

Last Game: Kelias Williams accounted for 203 yards and three scores in the Yellow Jackets 48-7 win over Worth County.

Next Game: 8/26 @ Thomasville (0-1)

  1. Carver Tigers (1-AAAA)

Head Coach: Dre’mail King

Record: (0-1/0-0)

Last Game: The Tigers gave up 20 first quarter points, including a game opening KR for score, in 34-7 loss to Opelika, AL.

Next Game: 8/26 vs. Spencer (0-0)

  1. Cairo Syrupmakers (1-AAAA)

Head Coach: Steven Devoursney

Record: (1-0/0-0)

Last Game: Todd Brown and Tahj Vicks both had pick sixes in the Syrupmakers 23-12 win over Thomasville.

Next Game: 9/2 vs. Thomas County Central (1-0)

  1. West Laurens Raiders (2-AAAA)

Head Coach: Stacy Nobles

Record: (0-0/0-0)

Last Game: Off

Next Game: 8/26 vs. Wayne County (0-0)

  1. Liberty County Panthers (2-AAA)

Head Coach: Kirk Warner

Record: (0-0/0-0)

Last Game: Off

Next Game: 8/26 @ Bradwell Institute

  1. Pierce County Bears (2-AAA)

Head Coach: Sean Pender

Record: (0-0/0-0)

Last Game: Off

Next Game: 8/26 vs. Bacon County (0-0)

  1. Crisp County Cougars (1-AAA)

Head Coach: Shelton Felton

Record: (1-0/0-0)

Last Game: Kentavious Spivey returned a 81-yard kick  for score in the Cougars 38-6 win over Dooly County.

Next Game: 8/26 vs. Americus-Sumter (0-0)

Just Outside: Appling County (0-0); Cook (0-1); Monroe (0-0); Southeast Bulloch (0-0); Warner Robins (0-1),  Westover (0-0)

Small School’s Top 10 (AA/A)

  1. Fitzgerald  Purple Hurricane  (1-AA)

Head Coach: Jason Strickland

Record: (0-0/0-0)

Last Game: Off

Next Game: 8/26 vs. Irwin County (1-0)

  1. Benedictine Cadets (2-AA)

Head Coach: Danny Britt

Record: (1-0/0-0)

Last Game: John Wesley Kennedy, III had a 53-yard TD catch and a 83-yard TD run in the Cadets 24-7 win over Glynn Academy.

Next Game: 9/2 @ St. Pius X (0-1)

  1. Clinch County Panthers (2-A)

Head Coach: Jim Dickerson

Record: (1-0/0-0)

Last Game: Machari Bighams had a 45-yard PR for score and Jervonta Johnson had a 70-yard interception return for score in the Panthers 47-7 win over Bleckley County.

Next Game: 8/26 @ McIntosh County Academy (1-0)

  1. Macon County Bulldogs (4-A Div. B)

Head Coach: Dexter Copeland

Record: (0-0/0-0)

Last Game: Off

Next Game: 8/26 @ Dooly County (0-1)

  1. Brooks County Trojans (1-AA)

Head Coach: Maurice Freeman

Record: (1-0/0-0)

Last Game: Signal caller Mac Perry scored in OT to give the Trojans a 21-14 win over Cook.

Next Game: 9/2 @ Clinch County (1-0)

  1. Vidalia Indians (2-AA)

Head Coach: Lee Chomskis

Record: (1-0/0-0)

Last Game: Nate McBride carried the ball seven times for 127 yards and one score in 24-20 win over Dodge County.

Next Game: 8/26 vs. Appling County (0-0) NUC Sports Game of the Week

  1. Calvary Day Cavaliers (3-A Div. A)

Head Coach: Rick Tomberlin

Record: (1-0/0-0)

Last Game: Nolan Smith racked up four TFL’s, two Sacks and a FF in the Cavaliers 20-0 win over Islands.

Next Game: 8/26 vs Johnson (0-0)

  1. Emanuel County Institute Bulldogs (3-A Div. B)

Head Coach: Chris Kearson

Record: (1-0/0-0)

Last Game: With the 38-21 win over Metter it marked the 11th time since 2005 that the Bulldogs have beaten their longtime rival.

Next Game: 8/26 vs.  Swainsboro (0-1)

  1. Irwin County Indians (2-A)

Head Coach: Buddy Nobles

Record: (1-0/0-0)

Last Game: Jay Ashley scored twice in the Indians 42-7 win over Berrien.

Next Game: 8/26 @ Fitzgerald  (0-0)

  1. Marion County Eagles (4-A Div. A)

Head Coach: Chris Kirksey

Record: (1-0/0-0)

Last Game: JJ Fuller threw for 252 yards and three scores in Eagles 42-0 win over Schley County.

Next Game: 8/26 @ Chattahoochee County (0-0)

Just Outside: Charlton County (0-0); Dodge County (0-1); Dublin (1-0); Early County (0-1); Hawkinsville (0-0); McIntosh County Academy (1-0); Pelham (1-0); Spencer (0-0); Turner County (1-0)


Note: Special thanks go out to the Georgia High School Football Historians Association (ghsfha.org)

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