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Posted 25 March 2009 - 10:33 PM

'71 Valdosta, Rome lives up to legend

Valdosta's tradition isn't to glorify the individual, but if there ever was a Wildcat of distinction, it was Stan Rome.
As a sophomore receiver in 1971, Rome caught 72 passes for 1,573 yards and 20 touchdowns. All were state records, and two of them lasted 25 years. Rome's career marks -- 209 for 4,187 yards and 43 touchdowns -- still stand.
"Stan Rome was probably the best athlete I've seen on a football field," said Jim Hughes, long-time coach at Colquitt County and Thomasville. "To start with, he was 6-foot-5. He could out-muscle you, he could out-jump you. In high school, it's hard to matchup with a guy like."
Hughes had similar flattery for the '71 Valdosta team, which beat his Thomasville outfit 49-0 and scored a state-record 630 points in 13 games in legendary coach Wright Bazemore's last season.
Rome, who later played football and basketball for Clemson before a brief NFL career, added five unofficial catches and a touchdown to his numbers this week in the AJC.com Tournament of Champions. His '71 Valdosta team demolished 1969 Athens 42-7 in the Class AAAA first round.
In other games, 1976 Warners Robins needed a 20-point fourth quarter and an 80-yard punt return from James Brooks to edge 1968 Valdosta 27-26.
Rod Perrymond rushed for 238 yards in 1993 Dunwoody's 36-7 victory over 1985 Clarke Central, and Paul Freeman of 1996 Brookwood had 230 yards rushing in a 30-27 over Mike Jolly's 1975 Central Macon team.
Clif Henry of 1994 Colquitt County and Mike Johnson of 1972 Lakeside each threw for over 300 yards in their teams' last-minute victories.
Below are summaries and boxscores for 17 games - one play-in game, the rest first-rounders.

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Posted 25 March 2009 - 10:35 PM

PRELIMINARY-ROUND GAME:

1987 MORROW 21
1999 LOWNDES 7


Ray Doran ran for one touchdown and kicked two field goals as Morrow won an ugly game against Lowndes. Morrow's Andre Hastings caught five passes and scored a TD.
Analysis: Morrow was about as complete a team as one could be, able to run or pass and stop either. It's not official that Morrow is the only team in history with two 1,000-yard rushers (Doran and Danny Williams), a 1,000-yard receiver (Andre Hastings) and a 2,000-yard passer (Jeff Howard), but it's probably the case.
As an aside, the late Gene Brodie, who coached state championship teams at Central Macon and Tift County and saw all manner of Valdosta and Warner Robins state champions, was asked before his death last summer which team stood out to him as the best he'd ever seen. The first that came to mind was 1999 Lowndes. "Every time that team needed to make a play, it made it, whether it was block a kick or man a long run."
Statistically speaking, Lowndes' 1999 team might've been the worst ever to win a title in the highest classification. Coaches don't give a flip about that, though.

Scoring summary:

'99 Lowndes 0--7-0-0--7
'87 Morrow 0-10-3-8--21

Second quarter
M--Ray Doran 27 FG, 11:02
M--Andre Hastings 38 pass from Jeff Howard (Doran kick), 6:19
L--Darrin Richardson 9 run (Josh Davis kick), 2:27
Third quarter
M--Doran 26 FG, 0:10
M--Doran 4 run (Danny Williams run), 4:06

Team stats:

L M
FIRST DOWNS 11 15
RUSHING 30-90 36-109
PASSING 160 167
TOTAL YARDS 250 276
C-A-I 16-30-1 9-23-2
PUNTS 7-34 4-37
FUM/LOST 2-1 2-1
PENALTY 3-24 5-37
POSSESSION 23:25 24:35

Individual stats:

RUSHING:
Lowndes--Darrin Richardson 11-72, Edgar Denton 3-7, Nick Howell 8-24, Fontaine Hunter 2-(-2), Andre Lucas 1-4, Willie Robinson 1-2, Barrett Wilkes 4-(-18).
Morrow--Danny Williams 22-66, Ray Doran 9-37, Ronnie McKinney 2-7, Jeff Howard 3-(-1).
PASSING:
Lowndes--Barrett Wilkes 16-30-1-160.
Morrow--Jeff Howard 9-23-2-167.
RECEIVING:
Lowndes--Jay Ratliff 6-59, Greg Lofton 4-40, Nick Howell 1-5, Vince Copeland 5-57.
Morrow--Danny Williams 2-27, Brian Ellis 2-49, Andre Hastings 5-92.
INTERCEPTIONS:
Lowndes--Josh Williams 1-8, Michael Woods 1-1.
Morrow--Simon Martin 1-0.
SACKS:
Morrow--Seth Jones 1-10, Rusty Wright 1-10.




FIRST-ROUND GAMES:

1989 VALDOSTA 24
1991 LAGRANGE 18


LaGrange -- Carlos Parker rushed for 94 yards and scored two touchdowns as '89 Valdosta upset USA Today's national champion of 1991.
Analysis: LaGrange was one of those teams that one had to witness to grasp how good it was. Valdosta's Nick Hyder called Rodney Hudson "the greatest quaterback in America," and Hudson's ability to make a play, to get one or five or 12 yards on third down, is lost in statistics.
LaGrange safety Andre Short was so debilitating to an offense that McEachern's Jimmy Dorsey changed his coaching philosophy after seeing him, funneling the best and fastest of his athletes to the secondary.
But when one looks at statistics, LaGrange was merely very good, not extraordinary. The Grangers scored only 26 points per game, compared to the 30 of the average state champion in Georgia. They had average running backs, and they gave up yardage, almost twice as much as 1989 Valdosta's 97.

Scoring summary:

'89 Valdosta 3-7-14-0--24
'91 LaGrange 3-7--0-8--18

First quarter
V--Dow Drury 21 FG, 6:56
L--Scot Simons 41 FG, 3:27
Second quarter
L--Diallo Burks 15 pass from Rodney Hudson (Simons kick), 8:40
V--Carlos Parker 5 pass from Alton Hitson (Drury kick), 1:31
Third quarter
V--Carlos Parker 36 run (Drury kick), 8:05
Fourth quarter
L--Jason Bray 1 pass from Hudson (pass good), 1:38

Team stats:

V L
FIRST DOWNS 14 14
RUSHING 45-150 37-97
PASSING 168 99
TOTAL YARDS 318 196
C-A-I 9-12-0 7-15-0
PUNTS 4-36 6-42
FUM/LOST 3-1 0-0
PENALTY 3-20 2-11
POSSESSION 25:55 22:05

Individual stats:

RUSHING:
Valdosta--Carlos Parker 22-94, Joe Wright 8-40, Alton Hitson 9-18, C Chris Cachere 4-3, Shawn Gay 2-(-3).
LaGrange--James Reed 12-41, Rodney Hudson 16-33, LeQuincy Shepherd 4-16, Bernard Boyd 1-0, Belandor Flowers 2-3, Quinton Cameron 1-3, Demetric Shipman 1-1.
PASSING:
Valdosta--Alton Hitson 9-12-0-168.
LaGrange--Rodney Hudson 7-15-0-99.
RECEIVING:
Valdosta--Mickey McSwain 2-26, Carlos Moore 2-35, Carlos Folsom 2-71, Steve Jarmillo 1-16, Carlos Parker 1-5, Shawn Gay 1-16.
LaGrange--Diallo Burks 3-30, Rico Riley 1-13, Walter Harris 1-41, Jason Bray 1-1, Demetric Shipman 1-15.
SACKS:
Valdosta--Robert Fillmore 1-8, Frederick Henton 1-9.

1972 LAKESIDE 16
1982 VALDOSTA 10

(overtime)

Lakeside's Mike Johnson passed for 301 yards and two touchdowns, including a 20-yarder to Gary Smith in overtime to beat 1982 Valdosta.
Analysis: Billy McHenry, who would become Lakeside's head coach in the late 1990s, was about 6-years-old when he got his first purple No. 10 jersey. It was the number of Lakeside quarterback Mike Fuqua and then Mike Johnson, who won state championships in 1970 and 1972. "They were like superheroes," McHenry said. Neither panned out as college quarterbacks, Fuqua at Georgia and Johnson at Tech, but both made Lakeside a step above in North Georgia in those days. The '72 team was probably Lakeside's best ever. Those Vikings outscored their opponents at an average of 37 to 6. Valdosta's numbers in 1982 were 27 and 7.

Scoring summary:

'82 Valdosta 3--0-7-0-0-0--10
'72 Lakeside 0-10-0-0-0-6--16

First quarter
V--Herbert Lowe 35 FG, 0:40
Second quarter
L--Grant Carlson FG, 1:48
L--Tim Carlson 32 pass from Mike Johnson (Grant Carlson kick), 0:59
Third quarter
V--Dana Brinson 2 run (Lowe kick), 1:39
Second overtime
L--Grant Smith 20 pass from Johnson (kick failed), 0:43

Team stats:

V L
FIRST DOWNS 10 17
RUSHING 35-80 43-136
PASSING 139 301
TOTAL YARDS 195 424
C-A-I 12-25-0 15-21-1
PUNTS 8-37 6-41
FUM/LOST 2-1 3-3
PENALTY 6-28 3-25
POSSESSION 27:15 32:02

Individual stats:

RUSHING:
Valdosta--Pernell Bee 12-32, Tony Anderson 10-28, Ted West 8-11, Dana Brinson 5-8.
Lakeside--Jack Bowen 21-44, John O'Neal 5-18, Mike Johnson 12-67, Atkinson 5-7.
PASSING:
Valdosta--Ted West 12-25-0-139.
Lakeside--Mike Johnson 15-21-1-301.
RECEIVING:
Valdosta--Rob Mitchell 4-31, Brad Martin 2-0, Others 2-75, Dana Brinson 1-1, Ben Reaves 2-31, Demetrius Patterson 1-2.
Lakeside--Tim Carlson 4-116, Gary Smith 8-154, Bobby Redford 1-15, Milton Pate 1-5, Jack Bowen 1-11.
INTERCEPTIONS:
Valdosta--Derrick Folsom 1-7.
SACKS:
Valdosta--Leon Johnson 1-6, Ricky Daniels 1-7.
Lakeside--Tobin Sexton 2-15, Bob Magbee 1-9.


1973 THOMASVILLE 13
1988 WARNER ROBINS 3


William Andrews rushed for 140 yards and scored the game's only touchdown with 6:20 left. Warner Robins' John Perkins rushed for 130 of his team's 330 yards, but the Demons, a team that scored 35 points per game in 1988, were only 1-for-3 scoring in the red zone.
Analysis: Warner Robins' offensive stats were similar to Wheeler's in the 1973 championship game, won by Thomasville 40-35. Warner Robins had 216 yards rushing to Wheeler's 206, was 7-for-13 passing for 123 yards to Wheeler's 7-for-16 for 108. Both teams had two turnovers. Perkins rushed for 130 yards, Ed Guthrie 115. Warner Robins scored 3 points, Wheeler 35. Hard to figure.
No one else came close to moving the ball or scoring like that on Thomasville, which allowed 4.3 yards per game.

Scoring summary:

'88 Warner Robins 0-3-0-0--3
'73 Thomasville 0-0-6-7--13

Second quarter
WR--Andy Benton 21 FG, 7:42
Third quarter
T--Ernest Kirksey 22 FG, 6:11
T--Kirksey 32 FG, 0:07
Fourth quarer
T--William Andrews 7 run (Kirksey kick), 6:20

Team stats:

WR Thom
FIRST DOWNS 18 17
RUSHING 43-216 44-251
PASSING 123 0
TOTAL YARDS 339 251
C-A-I 7-13-1 0-1-0
PUNTS 2-38 4-44
FUM/LOST 4-1 1-0
PENALTY 3-15 3-15
POSSESSION 26:17 21:43

Individual stats:

RUSHING:
Warner Robins--John Perkins 21-130, Darron Whitaker 9-55, David Louman 8-16, Blake Duncan 2-19, Hope Radford 2-8,
Eric McDowell 1-(-11).
Thomasville--William Andrews 19-140, Al Fann 9-70, David Mitchell 5-10, Ernest Kirksey 6-21, Allen Filmore 3-8, Roscoe Mitchell 2-2.
PASSING:
Warner Rob ins--Eric McDowell 7-13-1-123.
Thomasville--David Mitchell 0-1-0-0.
RECEIVING:
Warner Robins--Zedric Womack 4-92, Vince Carroll 1-8, Tony Smith 2-23.
INTERCEPTIONS:
Thomasville--Mike Bryant 1-0.
SACKS:
Warner Robins--Anthony Abrams 1-6.
Thomasville--Mike Gammons 1-11.

1994 COLQUITT COUNTY 16
1978 GRIFFIN 9


Clif Henry's 36-yard touchdown pass to Ronald Bonner with 28 seconds left rallied Colquitt County to a victory.
Henry completed 22 of 39 passes for 309 yards, and Bonner caught 11 passes for 190 yards. All those stats are Tournament of Champion first-round records.
Analysis: This game went fairly as expected based on the statistical matchups. For the same reason that Valdosta was supposed to win the 1978 title game by 20 points, Griffin doesn't look good in statistics despite Ricky Williams' 1,800-plus yards rushing and future NFL players Willie Gault and Freddie Gilbert.

Scoring summary:

'94 Colquitt Co. 3-0-3-10--16
'78 Griffin 3-0-6--0--9

First quarter
C--Neal Clements 30 FG, 7:46
G--Wally Weatherbee 24 FG, 1:17
Third quarter
G--Ricky Williams 23 run (kick failed), 6:43
C--Clements 36 FG, 0:52
Fourth quater
C--Clements 37 FG, 4:33
C--Ronald Bonner 36 pass from Clif Henry (Clements kick), 0:28

Team stats:

C G
FIRST DOWNS 17 10
RUSHING 24-52 43-168
PASSING 309 31
TOTAL YARDS 361 199
C-A-I 22-39-2 3-10-3
PUNTS 6-37 5-38
FUM/LOST 2-0 2-1
PENALTY 6-32 4-27
POSSESSION 24:28 23:32

Individual stats:

RUSHING:
Colquitt Co.--Lavasky King 10-36, Sam Collins 4-13, Tim Sanders 5-16, Clif Henry 3-(-12), Theo Martin 2-0.
Griffin--Ricky Williams 23-103, Jesse Stewart 5-16, Jeff Ector 6-9, Willie Gault 2-10, Andra Reid 3-7, Tommy Vaughn 4-24.
PASSING:
Colquitt Co.--Clif Henry 22-39-2-309.
Griffin--Jeff Ector 2-7-1-21, Andra Reid 1-3-2-10.
RECEIVING:
Colquitt Co.--Ronald Bonner 11-190, Bo Chambliss 1-5, Travis Davis 1-4, Lavasky King 2-19, Sam Collins 1-7, Carlos Johnson 6-86.
Griffin--Willie Gault 3-31.
INTERCEPTIONS:
Colquitt Co.--Dextra Polite 1-1, Frank Walker 1-13, Jerry Jones 1-7.
Griffin--Jeff Jackson 1-18, Marvin Curtis 1-8.
SACKS:
Griffin--Freddie Gilbert 1-8, Cyrus Jackson 1-4.

1984 VALDOSTA 22
1983 TIFT COUNTY 21


Valdosta, USA Today's national champion in 1984, went for the win with 0:28 left, and Berke Holtzclaw found Tony Anderson on a two-point conversion that defeated 1983 Tift County. Holtzclaw's 18-yard pass to Hosea Heard tied it 21-21.
Anderson also had 162 yards rushing and a 62-yard punt return.
Analysis: This was a matchup between a national champion in Valdosta and a Tift County team that beat LaGrange 59-6 in the title game. Valdosta and Tift County played four times in 1983 and 1984, with Valdosta winning three.

Scoring summary:

'84 Valdosta 7-7-0-8--22
'83 Tift Co. 7-7-7-0--21

First quarter
V--Tony Anderson 62 punt return (John Porter kick), 7:51
T--Stan Shiver 40 pass from Brian Massingill (S McKellar kick), 4:58
Second quarter
T--Michael Turner 5 run (McKellar kick), 9:19
V--Anderson 54 run (Porter kick), 3:50
Third quarter
T-Darrien Teals 13 pass from Massingill (McKellar kick), 8:50
Fourth quarter
V--Hosea Heard 18 pass from Berke Holtzclaw (pass good), 0:28

Team stats:

Val Tift
FIRST DOWNS 15 9
RUSHING 51-242 34-159
PASSING 74 90
TOTAL YARDS 316 249
C-A-I 5-17-1 6-11-0
PUNTS 6-37 8-42
FUM/LOST 1-0 2-1
PENALTY 2-10 6-29
POSSESSION 28:23 19:37

Individual stats:

RUSHING:
Valdosta--Tony Anderson 18-162, Willie Lewis 15-48, Berke Holtzclaw 11-25, Scott Braswell 5-18, Tony Manghram 1-(-1), Greg Talley 1-(-10).
Tift Co.--Michael Turner 9-56, Terry Revels 18-55, Brian Massingill 4-14, Lloyd Bozeman 3-35.
PASSING:
Valdosta--Berke Holtzclaw 4-13-0-48, Greg Talley 1-4-0-26.
Tift Co.--Brian Massingill 6-11-0.
RECEIVING:
Valdosta--Darrell Leonard 1-26, Tony Anderson 1-7, Hosea Heard 3-41.
Tift Co.--Stan Shiver 1-40, Darrien Teals 3-33, Paul Smith 1-11, Robert Hill 1-16.
INTERCEPTIONS:
Tift Co.--Wesley McGriff 1-11.
SACKS:
Tift Co.--Jeffrey Jackson 1-5, Loyd Bozeman 1-10.

1977 CLARKE CENTRAL 20
1997 PARKVIEW 15


Jim Bob Harris was an All-America safety for Alabama, but he played defensive back for Clarke Central "in big situations," as Clarke coach Billy Henderson described it.
That would've been the fourth quarer of this game, as Clarke Central needed a goal-line stand in the final minute to beat Parkview, which scored two touchdowns in the final quarter and also recovered an on-side kick.
Harris rushed for 59 yards, intercepted a pass and defended Buster Faulkner's fourth-and-goal pass to Jeremy Muyres that went incomplete in the end zone with 0:25 left.
Harris completed just one pass, a 42-yard touchdown to Jeff Dean. Clarke Central also had another future SEC safety in its secondary, and that was Jeff's brother, Charlie, who later started at Georgia.
Analysis: These were the first of three state championship teams for each school, both coming out of Region 8. Both were skilled at dramatic playoff victories. The only real difference was that Clarke was unbeaten, Parkview lost twice.

Scoring summary:

'77 Clarke Central 13-0-7-0--20
'97 Parkview -0-3-0-12--15

First quarter
C--Jeff Dean 42 pass from Jim Bob Harris (Jeff Turk kick), 9:23
C--Hillary Billups 28 run (kick failed), 5:50
Second quarter
P--Seth Marler 22 FG, 9:50
Third quarter
C--Stan Davis 3 run (Turk kick), 1:13
Fourth quarter
P--Chad Donaldson 19 (kick blocked), 10:22
P--Jeremy Muyres 1 pass from Buster Faulkner (run failed), 1:18

Team stats:

CC Park
FIRST DOWNS 8 18
RUSHING 35-196 46-249
PASSING 42 121
TOTAL YARDS 238 370
C-A-I 1-7-0 10-14-1
PUNTS 6-35 5-40
FUM/LOST 0-0 2-1
PENALTY 6-37 5-34
POSSESSION 20:25 27:35

Individual stats:

RUSHING:
Clarke Central--Hillary Billups 8-74, Stan Davis 9-41, Jim Bob Harris 12-59, Craig Myers 2-11, Melvin Davis 3-3, Tim Marable 1-9.
Parkview--Chad Donaldson 24-101 Jason Chatman 6-48, Buster Faulkner 8-45, David Boggan 5-45, Isaac Abraham 2-4, Will Huff 1-8.
PASSING:
Clarke Central--Jim Bob Harris 1-7-1-42.
Parkview--Buster Faulkner 10-14-1-121.
RECEIVING:
Clarke Central--Jeff Dean 1-42.
Parkview--Nick Chonko 2-13, Jason Chatman 1-14, Jeremy Muyres 4-25, Matt Wade 3-69.
INTERCEPTIONS:
Clarke Central--Jim Bob Harris 1-23.
SACKS:
Parkview--Nathan Buice 1-9.

1996 BROOKWOOD 30
1975 CENTRAL MACON 27


Macon -- Paul Freeman rushed for 230 yards as Brookwood took a 24-7 halftime lead and survived a shootout with Central Macon at Porter Stadium. Central quarterback Mike Jolly rushed for 110 yards, and Ulysses Hawthorne blocked a punt that Gerald Glover ran in for a touchdown for Central.
Analysis: Take away Freeman's 80-yard run and the stats are almost identical. Central might've been a poor man's 1991 LaGrange, with a quarterback in Jolley who accounted for most of the offense and a fast, talented defense. Brookwood's mighty running game just proved too much.
Another difference was that Brookwood had a kicker in Jeff Forrest who made 7 of 9 field goals in 1996, 3 of 3 in this game.

Scoring summary:

'96 Brookwood 0-24-0-6--30
'75 Central Macon -7--0-13-6--26

First quarter
C--Randy Rutherford 1 run (David Murphy kick), 7:45
Second quarter
B--Bradley Hall 20 run (Jeff Forrest kick), 8:18
B--David Loder 28 pass from Billy Loder (Forrest kick), 6:14
B--Paul Freeman 80 run (Forrest kick), 1:33
B--Forrest 34 FG, 0:08
Third quarter
C--Mike Jolly 45 run (Murphy kick), 9:24
C--Gerald Payton 31 return of blocked punt (kick failed), 0:53
Fourth quarter
B--Forrest 38 FG, 6:45
B--Forrest 23 FG, 3:22
C--Hodges Glover 15 pass from Mike Jolly (Murphy kick), 1:08

Team stats:

Bro CM
FIRST DOWNS 13 13
RUSHING 50-307 41-197
PASSING 40 64
TOTAL YARDS 347 261
C-A-I 2-6-1 2-6-0
PUNTS 3-35 4-41
FUM/LOST 3-0 4-3
PENALTY 5-44 3-22
POSSESSION 26:37 21:23

Individual stats:

RUSHING:
Brookwood--Paul Freeman 26-230, Bradley Hall 14-56, Billy Loder 5-13, Reid Golden 4-8, Matt Tollison 1-1.
Central--Mike Jolly 20-110, Randy Rutherford 11-51, Curtis Wiley 5-29, Ray Patterson 3-5, Hodges Glover 2-3.
PASSING:
Brookwood--Billy Loder 2-6-1-40.
Central--Mike Jolly 2-6-0-64.
RECEIVING:
Brookwood--David Loder 1-28, Bradley Hall 1-12.
Central--Hodges Glover 1-15, Stan Putnal 1-39.
INTERCEPTIONS:
Central--Earl Wingfield 1-17.
SACKS:
Brookwood--Curt McGill 1-7, Ian Knight 1-5.
Central--Gerald Payton 1-8.

1976 WARNER ROBINS 27
1968 VALDOSTA 26


James Brooks returned a punt 80 yards for a touchdown, setting off a 20-point fourth quarter that saved the national champion1976 Warner Robins team.
Warner Robins took advantage of five Valdosta turnovers, two in the fourth quarter, to come back from a 26-7 deficit.
Jimmy Womack made it 26-21 on a 41-yard run, and Brooks scored the game-winner on a 1-yard run after Valdosta misplayed a kickoff.
Analysis: Valdosta allowed only 31 points all season in 1968, and Warner Robins averaged 47, so a close game between the two with the kind of statistics that this game yielded is no surprise.
What's unseemly about it is the idea that a Wade Bazemore team could collapse in the fourth quarter under turnovers and blow a 26-7 lead in three minutes. That never happened in 1968, needless to say. For what it's worth, Valdosta did lose 20 fumbles in 13 games in 1968, a very high figure for a state champion.
Too bad these two met in the first round, because if the tournament were seeded, both would be included among the top eight, if not the top four, based on ease of victory during their actual season.

Scoring summary:

'68 Valdosta 0-13-13--0--26
'76 Warner Robins 0--7--0-20--27

Second quarter
WR--Phil Williams 14 pass from Keith Soles (Robert Shippey kick), 9:13
V--Larry Howell 92 kick return (G Williams kick), 9:07
V--Howell 1 run (kick failed), 1:53
Third quarter
V--Frank Deming 27 run (run failed), 9:03
V--Joe Bell 16 pass from Deming (Williams kick), 5:40
Fourth quarter
WR--James Brooks 80 punt return (Shippey kick), 10:47
WR--Jimmy Womack 41 run (Shippey kick), 8:39
WR--Brooks 1 run (run failed), 8:21

Team stats:

V WR
FIRST DOWNS 7 9
RUSHING 37-109 43-195
PASSING 44 53
TOTAL YARDS 153 253
C-A-I 3-9-2 6-14-0
PUNTS 6-34 10-34
FUM/LOST 4-3 2-0
PENALTY 3-20 9-57
POSSESSION 22:55 25:05

Individual stats:

RUSHING:
Valdosta--Danny O'Neal 5-20, Frank Deming 9-0, Larry Howell 10-38, Bo Blalock 5-46, Joe Bell 3-8, John Marconi 2-(-4), Henry Davis 2-2, Ronnie Pitcock 1-2.
Warner Robins--James Brooks 19-118, Jimmy Womack 11-63, Randy Coleman 7-12, Jessie Canion 3-3, Keith Soles 3-(-1).
PASSING:
Valdosta--Frank Deming 3-9-2-44.
Warner Robins--Keith Soles 6-14-0-53.
RECEIVING:
Valdosta--Mike Flail 2-28, Joe Bell 1-16.
Warner Robins--Phil Williams 5-46, R Coleman 1-7.
INTERCEPTIONS:
Warner Robins--Rusty Smith 1-3, Randy Dempsey 1-23.
SACKS:
Warner Robins--Ron Simmons 1-6, Ernest Jordan 1-10, Rick Kaszowski 1-13.

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First round (lower half)

1978 VALDOSTA 23
1970 LAKESIDE 0


Valdosta -- John Lastinger threw a 41-yard touchdown pass to John Bond, but it was defense that won this one for Valdosta at Cleveland Field. Rodney Gordon intercepted two passes, and Carroll Johnson sacked Lakeside's Jack Fuqua for a safety.
Analysis: Valdosta allowed 3.3 points per game in '78, and that ruled the day. Fuqua and Lastinger, both future UGA quaterbacks, had poor games, but Lastinger made no mistakes, and Fuqua was picked three times. Those turnover numbers were more random acts, not statistical probabilities.

Scoring summary:

'70 Lakeside 0-0-0-0--0
'78 Valdosta 7-9-0-7--23

First quarter
V--Robert Smith 2 pass from John Lastinger (David Reaves kick), 5:38
Second quarter
V--John Bond 41 pass from Lastinger (Reaves kick), 6:00
V--SAFETY, 3:38
Fourth quarter
V--Bobby Johnson 1 run (Reaves kick), 5:25

Team stats:

Lake Vald
FIRST DOWNS 9 10
RUSHING 42-102 35-88
PASSING 68 85
TOTAL YARDS 170 173
C-A-I 5-16-3 6-18-0
PUNTS 5-33 8-38
FUM/LOST 4-2 1-0
PENALTY 3-23 4-33
POSSESSION 24:22 23:38

Individual stats:

RUSHING:
Lakeside--Tony Harris 13-50, Jack Bowen 10-5, Robbie Dunning 8-19, Jack Fuqua 7-25, Steve Williams 3-4, Rick Halstead 1-0.
Valdosta--Ernest King 7-18, Irvin Roe 5-34, John Lastinger 6-(-8), John Bond 5-14, Bobby Johnson 4-7, William Gaskin 4-10, Welton Frazier 3-2, Eugene Patterson 1-11.
PASSING:
Lakeside--Jack Fuqua 5-16-3-68.
Valdosta--John Lastinger 5-15-0-77, John Bond 1-2-0-8, Irvin Roe 0-1-0-0.
RECEIVING:
Lakeside--Ed Butler 1-28, Jim Kroll 3-37, Tim Autry 1-3.
Valdosta--Fredrick Blair 3-25, Robert Smith 2-20, John Bond 1-41.
INTERCEPTIONS:
Valdosta--Rodney Gordon 2-34, Troy Thomas 1-41.
SACKS:
Lakeside--Bill Brickell 1-6, Billy Walker 1-6, Frank Vardeman 1-8.
Valdosta--Carroll Johnson 1-6.


2001 PARKVIEW 21
1992 VALDOSTA 10


Lilburn -- Sean Dawkins scored two touchdowns and Jeff Franceour one as Parkview took a 14-0 lead early in the second quarer and held on in the Big Orange Jungle.
Two first-half plays killed Valdosta. The first was a fumble at its own 18, the other a 58-yard run by Joey Sturdivant. They set up Parkview's first two scores.
This was a game between the last two big-school programs to win three state championships in five years. Parkview won in 1997, 2000 and 2001, Valdosta in 1989, 1990 and 1992.
Analysis: Valdosta's 1992 team didn't have enough firepower to come back routinely from a 14-0 deficit against an outstanding defense. Parkview's trouble moving the ball had to do with Valdosta's defense, which allowed just four points per game, and never more than 14, in 1992.

Scoring summary:

'92 Valdosta 0-7-0-3--10
'01 Parkview 7-7-0-7--21

First quarter
P--Sean Dawkins 19 run (Kenneth Berrong kick), 0:04
Second quarter
P--Jeff Francoeur 10 pass from Dustin Wade (Berrong kick), 10:42
V--Tommy Speed 2 run (Alan Sanderson kick), 2:41
Fourth quarter
V--Ryan Sanderson 45 FG, 11:19
P--Dawkins 1 run (Berrong kick), 7:01

Team stats:

Vald Park
FIRST DOWNS 10 8
RUSHING 43-110 44-189
PASSING 43 25
TOTAL YARDS 153 214
C-A-I 3-10-0 2-5-0
PUNTS 5-45 6-43
FUM/LOST 3-2 3-0
PENALTY 2-10 2-20
POSSESSION 23:43 24:17

Individual stats:

RUSHING:
Valdosta--Tommy Speed 10-27, David Williams 9-35, Steve Everson 13-16, Nakia McMullen 5-21, Alfred Barnes 6-12.
Parkview--Sean Dawkins 21-69, Brad Lester 8-34, Joey Sturdivant 8-74, Dustin Wade 7-12.
PASSING:
Valdosta--Steven Everson 3-10-43.
Parkview--Dustin Wade 2-5-0-25.
RECEIVING:
Valdosta--Chris Rockey 1-10, Shadrick Green 1-14, John Bell 1-19.
Parkview--Jeff Francoeur 2-25.
SACKS:
Parkview--Demetrice Alexander 1-8.

1981 WARNER ROBINS 14
1967 MARIETTA 8


Arthur Clark's 14-yard touchdown late in the third quarter gave Warner Robins a 14-0 lead, and the Demons kept Marietta scoreless until the final seconds.
Analysis: Warner Robins was just a whole lot better defensively. It had four defensive starters who signed with Division 1 teams in Steve Boswell and Greg McMichael (Georgia), Joe Brooks (South Carolina) and Brad Griffin (Cincinnati). Eddie Anderson went to Fort Valley and then the Raiders for 10 years.

Scoring summary:

'81 Warner Robins 0-7-7-0--14
'67 Marietta 0-0-0-8--8

Second quarter
WR--Bryan Palmer 27 pass from Jay Griffin (Mark McGee kick), 1:43
Third quarter
WR--Arthur Clark 14 run (McGee kick), 0:17
Fourth quarter
M--Lory Hill 36 pass from Hal Mote (Joe Tetrault run), 0:32


Team stats:

WR Mar
FIRST DOWNS 11 12
RUSHING 43-176 43-174
PASSING 35 65
TOTAL YARDS 211 239
C-A-I 2-7-1 5-12-0
PUNTS 5-33 7-36
FUM/LOST 3-2 0-0
PENALTY 5-32 7-49
POSSESSION 24:08 23:52

Individual stats:

RUSHING:
Warner Robins--David Williams 17-47, Arthur Clark 13-60, Mark Starnes 5-39, Leonard Tharpe 4-25, Jay Griffin 4-5.
Marietta--Joe Tetrault 16-95, Hal Mote 10-15, Harold Brinson 4-22, Mickey Brown 4-17, Steve Shanks 4-8, Eddie Woody 2-10, Richard Linley 2-4, Paul Riddle 1-3.
PASSING:
Warner Robins--Jay Griffin 2-5-1-35, Mark Starnes 0-2-0-0.
Marietta--Hal Mote 4-10-0-60, Eddie Woody 1-2-0-4.
RECEIVING:
Warner Robins--Bryan Palmer 1-27, Arthur Clark 1-8
Marietta--Lory Hill 1-36, Bill Dykes 1-4, Ted Dansby 2-12, Aaron Gullatte 1-13.
INTERCEPTIONS:
Marietta--Bob Lawrence 1-7.
SACKS:
Warner Robins--Greg McMichael 1-10, Eddie Anderson 1-8.


1995 SOUTHWEST DEKALB 21
1979 CLARKE CENTRAL 10


Athens -- Arvin Richard rushed for 94 yards and two touchdowns as Quincy Carter's Southwest DeKalb team defeated Charlie Dean and 1979 Clarke Central at Death Valley.
Analysis: Down 14-3 at halftime, Clarke didn't have the quick-strike offense that made a comeback likely, and so Southwest kept the ball on the ground and held tight. Billy Henderson's 1977 and '79 state championship teams were a lot like Vince Dooley's Georgia teams in the 1970s, as in conservative and opportunistic. Southwest made eight of nine third-down conversions in this one and didn't make mistakes.

Scoring summary:

'95 SW DeKalb 7-7-7-0--21
'79 Clarke Central 3-0-0-7--10

First quarter
C--Ricky Green 42 FG, 5:52
SW--Arvin Richard 9 run (Abdul Rashad kick), 1:35
Second quarter
SW--Quincy Carter 3 run (Rashad kick), 5:54
Third quarter
SW--Richard 1 run (Rashad kick), 6:20
Fourth quarter
C--Josh Starks 20 pass from Charlie Dean (Green kick), 1:14


Team stats:

SWD CC
FIRST DOWNS 20 14
RUSHING 50-270 43-191
PASSING 26 99
TOTAL YARDS 296 290
C-A-I 3-4-1 4-7-0
PUNTS 0-0 0-0
FUM/LOST 1-0 2-1
PENALTY 3-20 5-25
POSSESSION 23:52 24:08

Individual stats:

RUSHING:
SW DeKalb--Arvin Richard 17-106, Jerrold Dennis 9-68, Quincy Carter 17-41, Fred McCrary 7-55.
Clarke Central--Dwayne Harden 15-78, Josh Starks 10-40, Charlie Dean 11-38, Carey Colquitt 2-11, David Gresham 2-10, Darryl Moore 3-14.
PASSING:
SW DeKalb--Quincy Carter 3-4-1-26.
Clarke Central--Charlie Dean 4-7-0-99.
RECEIVING:
SW DeKalb--Reshae Head 1-4, Arvin Richard 1-15, Micah Hall 1-7.
Clarke--Greg Jeffreys 1-37, Ron Young 1-20, Josh Starks 1-20, Darryl Moore 1-21.
INTERCEPTIONS:
Clarke Central--Darryl Moore 1-0.
SACKS:
Clarke Central--Rufus Payne 1-9.

1993 DUNWOODY 36
1985 CLARKE CENTRAL 7


Rod Perrymond rushed for 248 yards and three touchdowns as Dunwoody won easily at DeKalb Memorial Stadium. Clarke Central's Robbie Kamerschen threw a 77-yard touchdown pass to Derek Dooley in the opening two minutes, but the Gladiators were shut down after that.
Analysis: Some computer games will just be blowouts when they ought not. Both teams were loaded. Clarke Central had 27 juniors and seniors who would play college ball, Dunwoody had 13.
With that said, Dunwoody also allowed a mere 35 yards rushing per game in 1993. Clarke allowed 117 yards rushing in '85. Big difference there. Perrymond rushed for 2,467 yards that year. Clarke had a much better passing game and overall offense, but Perrymond and the Dunwoody D kept Kamerschen & friends off the field in this particular game and wouldn't agree to a rematch.

Scoring summary:

'85 Clarke Central 7-0--0-0---7
'93 Dunwoody 7-9-20-0--36

First quarter
C--Derek Dooley 77 pass from Robbie Kamerschen (John Kasay kick), 10:49
D--Rod Perrymond 23 run (Jimmy Carter kick), 3:31
Second quarter
D--Willie Cyrus 2 run (kick blocked), 8:05
D--Carter 38 FG, 0:26
Third quarter
D--Perrymond 39 run (kick failed), 10:27
D--Perrymond 1 run (Carter kick), 7:16
D--Naim Harrison 8 run (Carter kick), 0:00


Team stats:

CC Dunw
FIRST DOWNS 9 20
RUSHING 30-105 57-383
PASSING 199 6
TOTAL YARDS 304 389
C-A-I 6-8-0 1-2-0
PUNTS 5-34 2-29
FUM/LOST 3-2 2-0
PENALTY 6-42 4-30
POSSESSION 19:06 28:54

Individual stats:

RUSHING:
Clarke Central--Kenny Brown 11-19, Don Perno 4-35, Ricky Jewell 6-30, Robbie Kamerschen 7-8, Jimmy Maxwell 1-(-2), George Bailey 1-15.
Dunwoody--Rod Perrymond 32-248, Willie Cyrus 11-75, Ryan Stuetzer 9-39, Calvin Gray 2-7, Naim Harrison 1-8, Ivory Covington 1-1, Bill Jamieson 1-5.
PASSING:
Clarke--Robbie Kamerschen 6-8-0-199.
Dunwoody--Ryan Stuetzer 1-2-0-6.
RECEIVING:
Clarke Central--Derek Dooley 1-77, David Perno 1-7, Carl Platt 3-87, Tommy Stewart 1-28.
Dunwoody--Antoine Barnes 1-6.
SACKS:
Dunwoody--Grasa Miller 1-6, Floyd Bryant 1-8.

1971 VALDOSTA 42
1969 ATHENS 7


Stan Bounds threw two touchdown passes and Valdosta took advantage of seven Athens turnovers and won big.
Analysis: It was closer than the score. Really. In 1971, Valdosta benefited from (forced?) 61 turnovers in 13 games, one of the best takeaway statistics in Georgia history. In fact, '71 Valdosta actually gave up a fair number of yards but usually took the ball away before any scoring took place. On top of that, Athens had 38 turnovers in 13 games in1969, a high figure for a state champion. That doesn't mean that seven turnovers would typically occur between the two, but it did make it more likely.

Scoring summary:

'71 Valdosta 21-0-7-14--42
'69 Athens -0-7-0--0--7

First quarter
V--Robert McCaskill 2 run (Dick Parker kick), 11:48
V--Robert Daniels 1 run (Parker kick), 6:43
V--Clifford Bradley 48 pass from Stan Bounds (Parker kick), 5:01
Second quarter
A--Terry Smart 3 run (Rand Lambert kick), 3:32
Third quarter
V--George Roundtree 50 run (Parker kick), 0:54
Fourth quarter
V--Stan Rome 13 pass from Bounds (Parker kick), 10:31
V--Roundtree 4 run (Parker kick), 5:28


Team stats:

V A
FIRST DOWNS 16 12
RUSHING 41-205 45-171
PASSING 149 39
TOTAL YARDS 354 210
C-A-I 9-16-0 2-7-3
PUNTS 2-37 3-44
FUM/LOST 3-2 4-4
PENALTY 4-22 7-45
POSSESSION 23:29 24:31

Individual stats:

RUSHING:
Valdosta--Pat O'Neal 8-38, Robert Daniels 9-44, Stan Bounds 7-19, Robert McCaskill 7-26, George Roundtree 5-65, James Savage 3-6, Clifford Bradley 2-7.
Athens--Andy Johnson 13-79, Benny Edmundson 12-46, Grey Sellers 10-26, Terry Smart 4-18, Morry Collins 1-0, Rusty Russell 3-(-3), Rand Lambert 1-6, Mike Sauders 1-(-2).
PASSING:
Valdosta--Stan Bounds 9-16-0-149.
Athens--Andy Johnson 2-7-3-39.
RECEIVING:
Valdosta--Stan Rome 5-54, Clifford Bradley 3-66, Scott Griffin 1-29.
Athens--Grey Sellers 1-26, Rand Lambert 1-13.
INTERCEPTIONS:
Valdosta--Gary Rowe 1-20, Dick Parker 1-4, Jim Clarkston 1-14.
SACKS:
Athens--Rusty Carter 1-12.

1980 LOWNDES 27
1998 VALDOSTA 17


Valdosta -- Cedric Jones, later of FSU, rushed for 134 yards and scored two touchdowns as Lowndes' first state championship team came from a 17-14 deficit to beat Valdosta's most recent one at Martin Stadium.
Analysis: Two comparable teams, both with one loss. Lowndes had Cedric Jones, possibly the best high school runner ever from Valdosta. Valdosta's defense allowed fewer yards. Thomas was a down-field passer, low percentage, high yardage. Gatlin was a short-range passer, the better runner. A pic'em game.

Scoring summary:

'98 Valdosta 7-3-7-0--17
'80 Lowndes 7-7-6-7--27

First quarter
L--Eric Thomas 3 run (Kevin Stephenson kick), 5:00
V--Fred Stewart 1 run (Hunter Lane kick), 0:21
Second quarter
L--Cedric Jones 13 pass from Thomas (Don Hutchinson kick), 9:07
V--Lane 40 FG, 3:31
Third quqarter
V--Karl Walker 5 run (Lane kick), 2:15
L--Steve Player 14 pass from Thomas (kick failed), 0:02
Fourth quarter
L--Jones 5 run (Hutchinson kick), 1:20


Team stats:

V L
FIRST DOWNS 16 14
RUSHING 50-198 37-190
PASSING 52 89
TOTAL YARDS 250 279
C-A-I 4-10-1 6-13-0
PUNTS 4-30 5-34
FUM/LOST 4-2 0-0
PENALTY 4-20 6-46
POSSESSION 27:08 20:52

Individual stats:

RUSHING:
Valdosta--Karl Walker 12-63, Fred Stewart 11-42, Carlos Gatlin 18-58, Emory Patterson 3-11, Ricky Williams 5-26, Tony Pryor 1-(-2).
Lowndes--Cedric Jones 18-134, Glen Reed 9-24, Eric Thoms 9-20, Wayne Wright 1-3.
PASSING:
Valdosta--Carlos Gatlin 4-10-0-52.
Lowndes--Eric Thomas 6-13-0-89.
RECEIVING:
Valdosta--Lee Tarpley 1-7, Scott Fletcher 1-9, Barren Johnson 2-37.
Lowndes--Ray Luke 1-38, Cedric Jones 1-13, Steve Player 4-38.
INTERCEPTIONS:
Lowndes--Keith Evans 1-2.
SACKS:
Lowndes--Cedric Zanders 1-6, Bill Cribb 1-5.

1986 VALDOSTA 16
1987 MORROW 13


Valdosta -- James Roberts rushed for 105 yards and Jerome Callaway had 96 and both had touchdowns as Valdosta held off Morrow in the final minutes.
Analysis: Valdosta was simply better on paper, averaging about 30 more yards per game total offense and allowing about 40 yards less per game than Morrow did in 1987. The one thing Morrow had that Valdosta didn't was an Andre Hastings, though Charles Steward was pretty dang good.

Scoring summary:

'87 Morrow 6-0-0-7--13
'86 Valdosta 3-6-7-0--16

First quarter
M--Ray Doran 6 run (kick failed), 9:31
V--Dan Tillman 24 FG, 3:21
Second quarter
V--Jerome Callaway 6 run (kick failed), 0:41
Third quarter
V--James Roberts 1 run (Tillman kick), 0:00
Fourth quarter
M--Doran 15 run (Doran kick), 9:14


Team stats:

Morr Vald
FIRST DOWNS 11 18
RUSHING 24-81 55-284
PASSING 210 59
TOTAL YARDS 291 343
C-A-I 11-20-0 9-11-0
PUNTS 6-35 4-36
FUM/LOST 1-1 1-0
PENALTY 0-0 6-41
POSSESSION 16:30 31:30

Individual stats:

RUSHING:
Morrow--Danny Williams 13-40, Ray Doran 8-42, Brian Ellis 1-13, Jeff Howard 2-(-14).
Valdosta--Jerome Callaway 18-96, James Roberts 20-105, Greg Talley 12-64, Lawrence Sharpe 1-6, Isaac Caesar 2-3, B.J. Mason 2-10.
PASSING:
Morrow--Jeff Howard 11-20-0-210.
Valdosta--Greg Talley 9-11-0-59.
RECEIVING:
Morrow--Walter McDaniel 1-6, Danny Williams 1-15, Ray Doran 1-12, Andre Hastings 7-148, Ryan Stackhouse 1-29.
Valdosta--William Jones 1-4, Jerome Callaway 3-21, B.J. Mason 1-7, Charles Steward 2-15, Guy Belue 2-11.
SACKS:
Valdosta--Mike Tolbert 1-10, Eric Larry 1-5.

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Posted 25 March 2009 - 10:40 PM

The most famous pair of running backs on a Georgia high school team is probably James Brooks and Jimmy Womack, starters for Warner Robins from 1974 through 1976.
The Demons went 31-2 in those years and were declared national champions in 1976 with a team whose average playoff score was 44-2.
Brooks finished with 1,810 yards and averaged 7.1 yards per carry that year, but he had an even better season in 1975. For a team that went 9-1 and missed out on the playoffs, Brooks rushed for 1,852 yards and averaged an obscene 13.2 yards per carry. He scored six touchdowns twice, in back-to-back games against Carver and Columbus, and finished with 30 TDs on the season. And that, again, was in just 10 games.
The next year, Brooks had gone for over 270 yards twice heading into game six against defending state champion Central of Macon. Gary Phillips, an assistant at Central then and later Herschel Walker's head coach at Johnson County, said Central designed a defensive package to ensure that Brooks would be deterred.
"But we didn't realize how good Womack was," Phillips said. "We keyed on Brooks, and Womack killed us."
Womack rushed for 1,467 yards that year, averaging 7.0 yards a pop, about the same as Brooks. Below are the game-by-game numbers of Brooks and Womack in 1976. Note that each scored at least one touchdown in every game.
Brooks went to Auburn, then played 12 years in the NFL. Womack was Georgia's fullback on the 1980 national championship team.
Oh, and '76 Warner Robins defeated 1996 Brookwood 42-21 in the Tournament of Champions. Read about that below, and 15 other games that make up the round of 16 for Classes AAAA and AAA.


James Brooks ... Jimmy Womack
Opponent (score) Att-Yds-TD Att-Yds-TD
Columbus (28-0) 24-164-1 ... 10-40-1
Carver (63-0) 5-37-1 ... 10-89-5
Kendrick (39-26) 37-273-1 ... 24-152-2
Baker (48-0) 19-95-1 ... 9-119-2
Spencer (54-12) 18-271-3 ... 12-150-3
Central (42-0) 17-92-3 ... 18-117-2
Dreher, S.C. (48-0) 15-116-3 ... 16-100-1
Hardaway (35-28) 18-89-1 ... 27-163-2
Jordan (90-0) 10-82-3 ... 15-79-3
Northside (35-13) 26-172-1 ... 18-81-1
Playoffs:
Richmond Acad. (42-0) 15-128-2 ... 13-58-2
Wayne Co. (56-7) 27-155-4 ... 17-181-1
Griffin (34-0) 28-136-2 ... 20-138-2
Totals: 254-1,810-27 209-1,467-27

Brooks' adds up to 26, so not sure where the missing TD is.

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Posted 25 March 2009 - 10:41 PM

CLASS AAAA SECOND ROUND:

1976 WARNER ROBINS 42
1996 BROOKWOOD 21


Snellville -- James Brooks rushed for 164 yards and scored one of five touchdowns scored by both teams in the first quarter.
Analysis: If rated on its five playoff games in 1996, Brookwood was a fairly awesome team. If rated over the full 15 games, Brookwood pays a heavy price for losing its first two games to Valdosta and Parkview (both losses that were avenged). Brookwood gave up a lot of yards and was intercepted six times in those games, and that weighed heavily here. Brookwood's eight turnovers in this game were a bit ridiculous, but that clouds the real issuel. A team such as Warner Robins that averaged 329 yards rushing per game won't be slowed by another that allowed 4.7 yards per rush, at least not in the computer setting. Brookwood averaged 291 yards rushing, by the way. That ranks 15th among the 101 state champions for which reliable team statistics were found for this project.

Scoring summary:

'76 Warner Robins 21-7-7-7--42
'96 Brookwood 14-7-0-0--21

First quarter
B--Paul Freeman 4 run (Jeff Forrest kick), 10:49
W--James Brooks 58 run (Robert Shippey kick), 10:15
W--Jessy Cainion 16 fumble return (Shippey kick), 9:24
B--Freeman 4 run (Forrest kick), 6:08
W--Phil Williams 30 pass from Keith Soles (Shippey kick), 1:41
Second quarter
W--Jimmy Womack 6 run (Shippey kick), 8:56
B--David Loder 12 pass from Billy Loder (Forrest kick), 6:45
Third quarter
W--Womack 2 run (Shippey kick), 2:41
Fourth quarter
W--Randy Coleman 4 run (Shippey kick), 1:48

Team stats:

WR Brook
First downs:14 16
Rushing:50-300 39-144
Passing:56 162
Total yards:356 306
C-A-I:2-6-1 8-17-4
Punts:3-30 2-39
Fum/Lost:3-1 6-4
Penalty:8-73 4-28
Possession:25:07 22:53

Individual stats:

RUSHING:
Warner Robins--James Brooks 16-164, Jimmy Womack 22-77, Randy Coleman 4-22, Jessy Cainion 1-25, Andy Dodson 2-3, Keith Soles 3-4, Ernest Johnson 1-0, Ron Simmons 1-5.
Brookwood--Paul Freeman 22-110, Bradley Hall 11-26, Billy Loder 5-1, Baxter Carbine 1-5.
PASSING:
Warner Robins--Keith Soles 2-6-1-56.
Brookwood--Billy Loder 8-17-4-162.
RECEIVING:
Warner Robins--Phil Williams 1-30, Ron Simmons 1-26.
Brookwood--Bradley Hall 1-29, Curt McGill 2-28, David Loder 3-98, Paul Freeman 2-8.
INTERCEPTIONS:
Warner Robins--Rusty Smith 1-17, Sammy Brown 2-6, Jessy Cainion 1-31.
Brookwood--Chad Day 1-20.
SACKS:
Warner Robins--Ron Simmons 1-4.
Brookwood--Ian Knight 1-9.

1972 LAKESIDE 13
1989 VALDOSTA 7


Valdosta -- Mike Johnson threw for 212 yards and a touchdown pass to Tim Carlson as Lakeside won in Cleveland Field. Tim Carlson's brother Grant Carlson kicked a pair of field goals in the second half.
Valdosta's Andre Hampton, a defensive limeman, returned an interception 44 yards for a first-quarter touchdown.
Analysis: The '89 Valdosta team had one of the three or four best run defenses ever seen on a state championship team, but Lakeside got around that with All-State quarterback Mike Johnson, who went on to Georgia Tech. Also, Lakeside averaged 37 points per game, Valdosta 25.


Scoring summary:

'72 Lakeside 0-7-3-3--16
'89 Valdosta 7-0-0-0--7

First quarter
V--Andre Hampton 44 interception return (Dow Drury kick), 2:24
Second quarter
L--Tim Carlson 12 pass from Mike Johnson (Grant Carlson kick), 2:55
Third quarter
L--Grant Carlson 24 field goal, 1:02
Fourth quarter
L--Grant Carlson 26 field goal, 7:00

Team stats:

Lake Vald
First downs:9 7
Rushing:36-97 37-74
Passing:115 76
Total yards:212 150
C-A-I:10-21-2 6-11-3
Punts:5-51 7-33
Fum/Lost:3-2 3-2
Penalty:9-72 5-26
Possession:25:37 22:23

Individual stats:

RUSHING:
Lakeside--Jack Bowen 14-68, J O'Neal 8-7, Mike Johnson 9-5, B Gunter 5-28.
Valdosta--Carlos Parker 17-77, Joe Wright 8-14, Alton Hitson 9-(-12), Chris Cachere 2-1, Shawn Gay 1-(-6).
PASSING:
Lakeside--Mike Johnson 10-21-2-115.
Valdosta--Alton Hitson 6-11-3-76.
RECEIVING:
Lakeside--Tim Carlson 2-22, Gary Smith 4-46, Bobby Redford 2-22, David Elder 1-9, Alan O'Neal 1-7.
Valdosta--Mickey McSwain 2-22, Carlos Moore 1-15, Carlos Folsom 1-17, Tracy Smothers 1-6, Shawn Gay 1-17.
INTERCEPTIONS:
Lakeside--David Elder 1-10, Cary Martens 1-5, Ken Jones 1-17.
Valdosta--Andre Hampton 1-44, Marshun Lane 1-16.
SACKS:
Lakeside--Harry Michaels 1-9, Hal Breedlove 1-11.
Valdosta--Robert Fillmore 1-9, Frederick Henton 1-5, Eric Phillips 1-9.

1973 THOMASVILLE 28
1994 COLQUITT COUNTY 3


Moultrie -- Jim Bowdry returned the opening kickoff for a touchdown and Jimmy Mitchell returned a fumble for a score, and both had interceptions in Thomasville's victory at Mack Tharpe Stadium. William Andrews rushed for 102 yards. Both of these teams were coached by Jim Hughes.
Analysis: Thomasville was the better team based on this: Relative to '94 Colquitt, the '73 Bulldogs scored more points (34 to 25 per game) and put up more yards (331 to 299), allowed fewer points (4 to 7) and fewer yards (150 to 171). Colquitt was better in one critical area: Balance. Colquitt could run or pass. Thomasville could only run. Once Thomasville went up 13-0, Colquitt needed to pass, and Thomasville could pin its ears back at that point. Colquitt's Clif Henry was sacked twice and intercepted three times.

Scoring summary:

'73 Thomasville 6-8-7-6--28
'94 Colquitt Co. 0-3-0-0--3

First quarter
T--Jim Bowdry 92 kick return (kick failed), 11:46
Second quarter
T--Jimmy Mitchell 12 fumble return (William Andrews run), 11:23
C--Neal Clements 30 field goal, 7:56
Third quarter
T--Al Fann 15 run (Ernest Kirksey kick), 5:56
Fourth quarter
T--William Andrews 1 run (kick failed), 7:56

Team stats:

WR Brook
First downs:11 11
Rushing:44-212 29-88
Passing:48 125
Total yards:260 213
C-A-I:2-7-1 14-29-3
Punts:6-39 3-37
Fum/Lost:1-1 3-2
Penalty:6-38 3-17
Possession:24:20 23:40

Individual stats:

RUSHING:
Thomasville--William Andrews 21-102, Al Fann 13-61, David Mitchell 4-10, Ernest Kirksey 3-0, Allen Filmore 2-36, Rroscoe Mitchell 1-2.
Colquitt Co.--Lavasky King 13-34, Sam Collins 3-4, Tim Sanders 6-42, Clif Henry 3-(-7), Theo Martin 3-6, Carlos Johnson 1-10.
PASSING:
Thomasville--David Mitchell 2-7-1-48.
Colquitt Co.--Clif Henry 14-29-3-125.
RECEIVING:
Thomasville--William Andrews 2-48.
Colquitt Co.--Ronald Bonner 6-75, Bo Chambliss 1-13, Jimmie Hall 1-4, Carlos Johnson 5-29.
INTERCEPTIONS:
Thomasville--Jim Bowdry 1-22, Jimmy Mitchell 2-9.
Colquitt Co.--Dexter Polite 1-20.
SACKS:
Thomasville--Larry McPherson 1-4, Marvin Wilson 1-9.

1984 VALDOSTA 24
1977 CLARKE CENTRAL 14


Athens -- Berke Holtzclaw run and passed for a touchdown apiece and a John Porter-led defense made it slow-going for Clarke Central at Death Valley. Clarke's touchdowns resulted from linebacker Mark Dailey's 69-yard interception return and Lionel Huff's 14-yard return of a fumble.
Analysis: Clarke beat Buck Belue's Valdosta team 16-14 in the 1977 title game, while Valdosta beat Chris Morrocco's Clarke team 21-14 in the 1984 title game. The difference here was that '84 Valdosta, USA Today's national champion, ran over just about everyone else, while '77 Clarke sweated out almost every game. Valdosta's average score was 37-5.

Scoring summary:

'84 Valdosta 7-10-0-7--24
'77 Clarke Central 7--0-7-0--14

First quarter
CC--Hillary Billups 12 run (Jeff Turk kick), 6:27
V--Berke Holtzclaw 1 run (Charles Steward kick), 1:34
Second quarter
V--Darrell Leonard 46 pass from Holtzclaw (John Porter kick), 6:35
V--Porter 34 field goal, 3:50
Third quarter
CC-- Lionel Huff14 fumble return (Turk kick), 11:20
Fourth quarter
V--Willie Lewis 2 run (Porter kick), 9:42

Team stats:

Vald Clarke
First downs:13 6
Rushing:49-194 35-94
Passing:78 30
Total yards:272 124
C-A-I:3-10-2 2-11-3
Punts:3-36 5-39
Fum/Lost:3-1 2-2
Penalty:0-0 7-58
Possession:27:41 20:19

Individual stats:

RUSHING:
Valdosta--Tony Anderson 24-68, Willie Lewis 13-57, Berke Holtzclaw 5-16, Scott Braswell 4-37, William Dixon 2-13, Darrell Leonard 1-2.
Clarke Central--Hillary Billups 13-58, Stan Davis 9-33, Jim Bob Harris 8-(-7), Craig Myers 3-7, Karey Johnson 1-1, Tim Marable 1-4.
PASSING:
Valdosta--Berke Holtzclaw 3-9-2-78, Greg Talley 0-1-0-0.
Clarke Central--Jim Bob Harris 2-11-3-30.
RECEIVING:
Valdosta--Darrell Leonard 2-70, Hosea Heard 1-8.
Clarke Central--Jeff Dean 1-11, Chris Bizzle 1-19.
INTERCEPTIONS:
Valdosta--Derrick Folsom 3-23.
Clarke Central--Jim Bob Harris 1-5, Mark Dailey 1-69.
SACKS:
Valdosta--Ernest Manghram 1-6, James Wakefield 1-2.
Clarke--Bob Weathersby 1-7.

2001 PARKVIEW 20
1978 VALDOSTA 7


Lilburn -- Dustin Wade threw two touchdown passes and Sean Dawkins rushed for 94 yards and a TD in Parkview's victory at the Big Orange Jungle.
Analysis: This is arguably the most impressive Valdosta team statistically of the past 30 years. The '78 team allowed just 73 yards rushing per game compared to Parkview's 134. But Valdosta just can't shed that "co-" from co-champion after the 7-7 tie with Griffin in the title game. Parkview's offensive balance also proves to be an asset here.

Scoring summary:

'78 Valdosta 7-0--0-0---7
'01 Parkview 7-7-13-0--27

First quarter
V--Irvin Roe 4 run (David Reaves kick), 5:48
P--Sean Dawkins 17 run (Kenneth Berrong kick), 2:06
Second quarter
P--Jeff Francoeur 25 pass from Dustin Wade (Berrong kick), 1:19
Third quarter
P--Joey Sturdivant 16 pass from Wade (kick failed), 4:16

Team stats:

Vald Park
First downs:13 18
Rushing:25-74 46-209
Passing:173 127
Total yards:247 346
C-A-I:14-27-1 9-11-0
Punts:6-39 2-42
Fum/Lost:2-1 3-3
Penalty:7-42 5-24
Possession:20:46 27:14

Individual stats:

RUSHING:
Valdosta--Ernest King 9-39, Irvin Roe 3-8, John Lastinger 6-10, John Bond 2-3, Bobby Johnson 3-9, William Gaskin 2-6.
Parkview--Sean Dawkins 19-94, Brad Lester 9-50, Joey Sturdivant 10-41, Dustin Wade 6-7, Todd Faulkner 1-3, Jeff Francoeur 1-14.
PASSING:
Valdosta--John Lastinger 14-27-1.
Parkview--Dustin Wade 9-11-0.
RECEIVING:
Valdosta--Fredrick Blair 4-38, Robert Smith 2-27, Willie Hankins 2-8, John Bond 4-80, Irvin Roe 2-20.
Parkview--Jeff Francoeur 3-61, Tim Gustafson 2-29, Sean Dawkins 2-21, Brad Lester 1-12, Joey Sturdivant 1-16.
INTERCEPTIONS:
Parkview--Warren Dawson 1-20.
SACKS:
Parkview--Chad Leathers 1-10, Matt Romano 1-8.

1995 SOUTHWEST DEKALB 17
1981 WARNER ROBINS 14


Decatur -- Quincy Carter ran for a touchdown and passed for another to Reshae Head as Southwest Dekalb jumped to a 17-0 lead and upset 1981 national champion Warner Robins at DeKalb Memorial Stadium.
Carter, now of the Dallas Cowboys, was intercepted twice and sacked three times and suffered through a 2-for-9 passing day but made enough key plays to help Southwest control the clock.
Analysis: Except for the sacks, Carter rushed for 55 yards and converted third-downs on rollouts five times. That's partly how Southwest won despite being beaten in all other statistics. Southwest is the only big-school state champion of the past 25 years to exceed 400 yards per game in total offense, while Warner Robins is No. 3 in total defense among state champs over that period. Both teams were stocked with college prospects.

Scoring summary:

'81 Warner Robins -0-0-0-14--14
'95 SW DeKalb 10-7-0--0--17

First quarter
SW--Quincy Carter 4 run (Abdul Rashad kick), 5:56
SW--Rashad 22 field goal, 2:30
Second quarter
SW--Reshae Head 17 pass from Carter (Rashad kick), 2:10
Fourth quarter
WR--Arthur Clark 17 pass from Jay Griffin (Mark McGee kick), 6:01
WR--David Williams 61 run (McGee kick), 3:34

Team stats:

WR SW
First downs:10 15
Rushing:36-189 47-211
Passing:145 19
Total yards:334 230
C-A-I:8-18-1 2-9-2
Punts:3-36 3-37
Fum/Lost:1-0 1-1
Penalty:11-63 9-46
Possession:21:41 26:19

Individual stats:

RUSHING:
Warner Robins--David Williams 18-113, Arthur Clark 8-29, Mark Starnes 3-28, Joe Brooks 2-7, Leonard Tharpe 3-9, Jay Griffin 2-2.
SW DeKalb--Arvin Richard 17-90, Jerrold Dennis 8-28, Quincy Carter 13-24, Fred McCrary 5-54, Darois Davis 3-17, Jemal Thomas 1-(-2).
PASSING:
Warner Robins--Jay Griffin 5-13-1-109, Mark Starnes 3-5-0-36.
SW DeKalb--Quincy Carter 2-9-2-19.
RECEIVING:
Warner Robins--Bryan Palmer 1-42, Greg Farms 2-47, David Williams 2-17, Arthur Clark 3-38.
SW DeKalb--Resae Head 1-17, Terrance trammell 1-2.
INTERCEPTIONS:
Warner Robins--Joe Brooks 1-19, Steve Boswell 1-3.
SW DeKalb--Marques Benton 1-3.
SACKS:
Warner Robins--Reggie Sutton 1-8, Steve boswell 1-10, Chuck Boyd 1-13.

1971 VALDOSTA 27
1993 DUNWOODY 22


Valdosta -- Stan Bounds threw two touchdown passes to Stan Bounds and scored one himself as 1971 Valdosta went up 21-0 and beat 1993 Dunwoody at Cleveland Field. Valdosta's Clifford Bradley returned the opening kickoff 86 yards for a touchdown.
Analysis: First, Dunwoody loses to '95 Southwest DeKalb in the Sunday sport section's first Dream Matchup, and now Dunwoody goes out in round two of the Tournament of Champions, and against a national championship team on the road, haunted by the Ghosts of Cleveland Field. Some draw. Dunwoody in 1993 might have been Georgia's team of the 1990s. No team of that era allowed fewer than Dunwoody's 35 yards rushing per game, and that came about from numerous sacks from Larry Mann and Travis Stroud. So passing wasn't a good idea either. Unfortunately, '71 Valdosta averaged 47 points per game and didn't allow a sack all season in over 200 pass attempts. (At least that's what the starting center reports via e-mail.)

Scoring summary:

'93 Dunwoody -0-9-7-6--22
'71 Valdosta 14-7-6-0-27

First quarter
V--Clifford Bradley 86 kick return (Dick Parker kick), 11:47
V--Stan Rome 55 pass from Stan Bounds (Parker kick), 6:22
Second quarter
V--Rome 19 pass from Bounds (Parker kick), 7:53
D--Rod Perrymond 70 run (kick failed), 5:06
D--Jimmy Carter 43 field goal, 1:12
Third quarter
V--Bounds 10 run (kick failed), 9:22
D--Calvin Gray 4 run (Carter kick), 0:18
D--Ryan Stuetzer 8 run (pass failed), 4:53

Team stats:

Dunw Vald
First downs:9 15
Rushing:45-274 33-167
Passing:37 236
Total yards:311 403
C-A-I:3-15-2 14-28-0
Punts:7-33 3-46
Fum/Lost:5-1 2-2
Penalty:6-42 11-74
Possession:25:12 22:48

Individual stats:

RUSHING:
Dunwoody--Rod Perrymond 28-228, Willie Cyrus 5-43, Ryan Stuetzer 13-(-13), Calvin Gray 2-5, Naim Harrison 1-1.
Valdosta--Pat O'Neal 12-35, Robert Daniels 7-35, Stan Bounds 3-3, Robert McCaskill 5-43, George Roundtree 4-3, James Savage 1-19, Clifford Bradley 1-29.
PASSING:
Dunwoody--Ryan Suetzer 3-15-3-37.
Valdosta--Stan Bounds 15-29-0-237.
RECEIVING:
Dunwoody--Jovan Riley 3-37.
Valdosta--Stan Rome 8-146, Robert Daniels 1-13, Robert McCaskill 1-8, George Roundtree 3-43, James Savage 1-6, Clifford Bradley 1-21.
INTERCEPTIONS:
Valdosta--Jim Clarkston 1-1, O.D. Netter 1-18.
SACKS:
Dunwoody--Larry Mann 1-9.
Valdosta--David Berrien 1-6.

1986 VALDOSTA 35
1980 LOWNDES 14


Valdosta -- Greg Talley completed all 11 passes he attempted, three for touchdows, as '86 Valdosta had an unexpectedly easy time with 1980 Lowndes at Cleveland Field. Valdosta's victory sets up the Tournament of Champions' first matchup between teams from the same school, the '86 and '71 Valdosta teams. Both were national champions.
Analysis: Talley completed 60 percent of his passes in 1986, an exceptional performance for a high school quarterback with 200 pass attempts. His 11-for-11 here is probably a 1-in-500 shot, which only means that this would ordinarily be a tight game. Lowndes' Eric Thomas in 1980 actually threw for more yards than Tally in '86. But Valdosta did have a better defense and is the last big-school team to win every game by at least 10 points.

Scoring summary:

'80 Lowndes -0--0-7-7--14
'86 Valdosta 14-14-0-7--35

First quarter
V--Jerome Callaway 1 run (Dan Tillman), 8:09
V--Charles Steward 17 pass from Greg Talley (Tillman kick), 2:34
Second quarter
V--Steward 12 pass from Talley (Tillman kick), 9:24
V--Guy Belue 21 pass from Talley (Tillman kick), 1:33
Third quarter
L--Chuck Jones 4 run (Kevin Stephenson kick), 3:56
Fourth quarter
V--Callaway 42 run (Tillman kick), 11:52
L--Jones 12 pass from Eric Thomas (Don Hutchinson kick), 8:34

Team stats:

Lown Vald
First downs:13 19
Rushing:35-125 45-218
Passing:83 185
Total yards:208 391
C-A-I:6-13-1 11-11-0
Punts:4-42 2-30
Fum/Lost:2-1 1-0
Penalty:5-35 5-49
Possession:20:31 27:29

Individual stats:

RUSHING:
Lowndes--Chuck Jones 13-70, Glen Reed 11-67, Eric Thomas 5-(-20), Kerry Lineberger 2-3, Jeff Bethea 3-7, Wayne Wright 1-(-2).
Valdosta--Jerome Callaway 17-110, James Roberts 13-77, Greg talley 8-27, Lawrence Sharp 2-9, B.J. Mason 4-(-4), Eric Prime 1-(-1).
PASSING:
Lowndes--Eric Thomas 6-13-1-83.
Valdosta--Greg Talley 11-11-0-185.
RECEIVING:
Lowndes--Ray Luke 1-4, Kevin Stephenson 2-45, Chuck Jones 1-12, Steve Player 2-22.
Valdosta--Jim Motes 2-16, Jerome Callaway 2-54, Charles Steward 5-82, Guy Belue 2-27.
INTERCEPTIONS:
Valdosta--Derek Shaw 1-0.
SACKS:
Lowndes--Cedric Zanders 1-8.
Valdosta--Mike Tolbert 2-23, Zabria Bell 1-2.

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CLASS AAAA QUARTERFINALS:

1973 THOMASVILLE 23
1972 LAKESIDE 19


Thomasville -- Jim Bowdry's 67-yard punt return midway through the third quarter broke the game open for 1973 Thomasville. William Andrews scored two touchdowns but was held to 52 yards rushing, while Al Fann went for 79 on just three carries, including a 48-yard run.
Analysis: Lakeside was the more balanced team and had no real weaknesses. Thomasville couldn't pass, but had the better defense and running game. The key here was which team got the early lead. Thomasville did, then got a special-teams touchdown to boot. Both teams were way better than anybody else in the state. Lakeside's average score was 37-6, Thomasville's 34-4. The average state champ goes 30-7.

Scoring summary:

'72 Lakeside 0--6-0-13--19
'73 Thomasville 0-16-7--0--23

Second quarter
L--Grant Carlson 41 field goal, 9:31
T--William Andrews 7 run (kick failed), 7:28
T--Andrews 4 run (Ernest Kirksey kick), 2:51
T--Kirksey 28 field goal, 0:58
L--Carlson 30 field goal, 0:00
Third quarter
T--Jim Bowdry 67 punt return (Kirksey kick), 5:31
Fourth quarter
L--Jack Bowen 1 run (Carlson kick), 11:53
L--Gary Smith 4 pass from Mike Johnson (kick failed), 0:36

Team stats:

Lake Thom
First downs:17 7
Rushing:32-67 37-139
Passing:212 66
Total yards:279 205
C-A-I:17-29-0 2-7-1
Punts:6-43 6-34
Fum/lost:2-1 3-0
Penalty:7-50 10-74
Possession:25:34 22:26

Individual stats:

RUSHING:
Lakeside--Jack Bowen 21-66, Alan O'Neal 5-6, Mike Johnson 4-(-10), Brian Gunter 1-0, Rick Spier 1-5.
Thomasville--William Andrews 22-52, Al Fann 3-79, David Mitchell 8-5, Ernest Kirksey 2-5, Roscoe Mitchell 1-1, Eugene Clark 1-(-2).
PASSING:
Lakeside--Mike Johnson 17-29-0-1-212.
Thomasville--David Mitchell 2-7-1-66.
RECEIVING:
Lakeside--Tim Carlson 2-45, Gary Smith 5-45, Bobby Redford 4-68, David Elder 3-41, Milton Pate 1-11, Jack Bowen 2-2.
Thomasville--Thomas Graham 1-14, Allen Filmore 1-52.
RETURNS:
Lakeside--Jack Bowen 2-35 KR, 1-11 PR; Alan O'Neal 2-45 KR, Milton Pate 1-13 KR.
Thomasville--Allen Filmore 3-94 KR, Jim Bowdry 2-82 PR, Eugene Clark 1-10 PR.
INTERCEPTIONS:
Lakeside--Cary Martens 1-4.
SACKS:
Lakeside--Jay Williams 1-7, Hal Breedlove 1-6.
Thomasville--Jim Keyton 1-9, Larry McPherson 1-8, Danny Scott 1-9.

1976 WARNER ROBINS 14
1984 VALDOSTA 0


Valdosta -- James Brooks rushed for 119 yards and scored the decisive touchdown in the fourth quarter for 1976 Warner Robins. Keith Soles was 6-of-6 passing and threw a touchdown pass to Phil Williams.
Analysis: Warner Robins in 1976 out-gained '84 Valdosta by 100 yards per game and allowed 33 yards fewer per game. It was about that simple. And that's just a testament to how good those '76 Demons were because Valdosta deserved its national title, outscoring its opponents 37-5 on average.

Scoring stats:

'76 Warner Robins 7-0-0-7--14
'84 Warner Robins 0-0-0-0---0

First quarter
WR--Phil Williams 19 pass from Keith Soles (Robert Shippey kick), 2:32
Fourth quarter
WR--James Brooks 6 run (Shippey kick), 8:32


Team stats:

WR Vald
First downs:10 9
Rushing:44-157 41-99
Passing:72 61
Total yards:229 160
C-A-I:6-6-0 5-13-2
Punts:4-35 3-42
Fum/lost:4-3 3-2
Penalty:4-23 0-0
Possession:24:15 23:45

Individual stats:

RUSHING:
Warner Robins--James Brooks 16-119, Jimmy Womack 16-23, Randy Coleman 6-12, Jessy Canion 2-(-2), Keith Soles 4-6.
Valdosta--Tony Anderson 17-39, Willie Lewis 10-33, Berke Holtzclaw 10-13, Scott Braswell 2-9, Darrell Leonard 2-5.
PASSING:
Warner Robins--Keith Soles 6-6-0-72.
Valdosta--Berke Holtzclaw 4-10-1-41, Greg Talley 1-3-1-20.
RECEIVING:
Warner Robins--Phil Williams 4-51, Randy Coleman 1-12, Ron Simmons 1-8.
Valdosta--Tony Anderson 1-9, Darrell Leonard 1-8, Hosea Heard 3-44.
RETURNS:
Warner Robins--James Brooks 1-19 KR, 1-20 PR.
Valdosta--Tony Anderson 2-37 KR, 1-4 PR; Tony Manghram 1-30 PR.
INTERCEPTIONS:
Warner Robins--Rusty Smith 1-4, Rick Kaszowski 1-1.

2001 PARKVIEW 19
1995 SOUTHWEST DEKALB 15


Decatur -- Joey Sturdivant had a career day for Parkview, as he caught two touchdown passes and returned a kickoff for a third touchdown. His 45-yard reception from Dustin Wade with 1:29 was the game-winner. Arvin Richard had 116 yards rushing for Southwest DeKalb, which out-gained Parkiew 354-228.
Analysis: SW DeKalb's offensive was almost unstoppable in 1995. The blue and gold Panthers averaged 7.3 yards per rush (compared to Parkview's 4.9) and had a future NFL quarterback in Quincy Carter. The orange Panthers were much better than SWD defensively. Parkview is the better dynasty, but it's unclear which was the better team from a single season.


Scoring summary:

'01 Parkview 0-12-0-7--19
'95 SW DeKalb 0-7-8-0--15

Second quarter
P--Joey Sturdivant 20 pass from Dustin Wade (kick failed), 5:50
SWD--Quincy Carter 9 run (Abdul Rashad kick), 2:54
P--Sturdivant 96 kickoff return (run failed), 2:49
Third quarter
SWD--Arvin Richard 2 run (Carter run), 0:30
Fourth quarter
P--Sturdivant 45 pass from Wade (Kenneth Berrong kick), 1:29

Team stats:

Park SWD
First downs:11 17
Rushing:32-110 49-237
Passing:118 117
Total yards:228 354
C-A-I:5-8-0 6-13-0
Punts:4-46 4-39
Fum/lost:0-0 1-0
Penalty:1-6 7-39
Possession:19:49 28:11

Individual stats:

RUSHING:
Parkview--Sean Dawkins 21-63, Brad Lester 4-23, Joey Sturdivant 3-21, Dustin Wade 3-(-4), David Elder 1-7.
SW DeKalb--Arvin Richard 20-116, Jerrold Dennis 8-24, Quincy Carter 16-69, Fred McCrary 3-16, Darois Davis 1-10, Jemal Thomas 1-1.
PASSING:
Parkview--Dustin Wade 5-8-0-118.
SW DeKalb--Quincy Carter 6-13-0-117.
RECEIVING:
Parkview--Tim Gustafson 1-9, Joey Sturdivant 3-85, Jeff Francoeur 1-25.
SW DeKalb--Arvin Richard 2-42, Michael Hall 2-20, Angelo Taylor 2-56.
RETURNS:
Parkview--Joey Sturdivant 3-133 KR, Jeff Francoeur 2-14 PR.
SW DeKalb--Arvin Richard 2-43 KR.
SACKS:
SW DeKalb--Cortez Allen 1-5.

1971 VALDOSTA 40
1986 VALDOSTA 22


Valdosta -- Valdosta's 1971 national champions led 28-0 after 13 minutes, partly due to returning a punt and a fumble for touchdowns, and handily defeated Valdosta's 1986 national champions. Stan Rome made nine catches for 138 yards.
Analysis: These are the only two teams since integration to win a state title in Georgia's highest classification by winning each game by at least 10 points. The '86 Wildcats' average score in the playoffs was 32-5, one of the handful of best records in state history. The '71 team's average playoff score was 50-13. These are probably Valdosta's best two teams of the past 35 years.
Note: Valdosta set a state-record for scoring in 1971 but never once returned a fumble or punt for a touchdown. The '71 Cats got one of each in this game. Larry Richardson, just a sophomore in 1971, did return an interception 50 yards for a score that year, but no punts.


Scoring summary:

'71 Valdosta 21-13-7-0--40
'86 Valdosta -0-10-6-6--22

First quarter
71V--Pat O'Neal 2 run (Dick Parker kick), 5:32
71V--Larry Richardson 48 punt return (Parker kick), 4:28
71V--O'Neal 16 run (Parker kick), 0:32
Second quarter
71V--Gary Rowe 18 fumble return (kick failed), 11:23
86V--Jim Motes 14 pass from Greg Talley (D Tillman kick), 2:05
71V--Stan Rome 25 pass from Stan Bounds (Parker kick), 0:36
86V--Tillman 37 field goal, 0:00
Third quarter
86V--James Roberts 1 run (run failed), 3:17
71V--O'Neal 78 run (Parker kick), 3:05
Fourth quarter
86V--Charles Steward 6 pass from Talley (kick failed), 0:39

Team stats:

71V 86V
First downs:20 16
Rushing:30-193 43-195
Passing:184 115
Total yards:377 310
C-A-I:14-30-1 9-20-1
Punts:4-40 5-38
Fum/lost:0-0 3-2
Penalty:7-61 14-84
Possession:21:50 26:10

Individual stats:

RUSHING:
71Valdosta--Pat O'Neal 11-125, Robert Daniels 6-20, Stan Bounds 5-34, Robert McCaskill 5-10, George Roundtree 1-4, James Savage 1-3, Clifford Bradley 1-(-1).
86Valdosta--Jerome Callaway 19-82, James Roberts 12-33, Greg Talley 3-6, Lawrence Sharpe 4-41, Issac Caesar 4-37, Eric Prime 1-(-3).
PASSING:
71Valdosta--Stan Bounds 12-27-1-2-163, Dick Parker 2-3-0-21.
86Valdosta--Greg Talley 9-20-1-115.
RECEIVING:
71Valdosta--Stan Rome 9-138, Robert Demps 1-6, Robert Daniels 1-2, George Roundtree 1-1, Clifford Bradley 2-37.
86Valdosta--Jim Motes 1-14, Jerome Callaway 1-22, B.J. Mason 1-9, Charles Steward 4-64, Guy Belue 2-7.
RETURNS:
71Valdosta--Clifford Bradley 1-31 KR; Stan Rome 2-51 KR, 1-10 PR; Larry Richardson 1-48 PR.
86Valdosta--Jerome Callaway 4-69 KR, Jim Motes 4-98 KR, Reginald Dandy 2-76 PR.
INTERCEPTIONS:
71Valdosta--Jim Clarkston 1-8.
86Valdosta--Walt Gill 1-3.
SACKS:
71Valdosta--David Berrien 1-6.
86Valdosta--Coronnzoa Greene 1-10.




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SEMIFINALS: 1971 Valdosta, 1976 Warner Robins advance

Parkview starts three offensive lineman this year that average 6-foot-5, 270 pounds, all returning starters from last year's state championship team. They are Zeb McKenzey (committed to Georgia), Brandon Pilgrim (Clemson) and David Overmyer (undecided), all all major Division 1 prospects.
In 1971, Valdosta's biggest offensive lineman was Steve Stanaland, whose 210-pound frame was sturdy enough to make him one of Auburn's prize recruits.
It's difficult to fathom sucking a team through time from 1971 and into the Big Orange Jungle and having it score 34 points to beat vaunted Parkview, but not everyone will be surprised at this week's Class AAAA semifinals in the Tournament of Champions.
Retired coach Jim Hughes, who won state championships at Thomasville (1973, 1974) and Colquitt County (1994), believes that 1971 Valdosta could compete with any team in history, Parkview notwithstanding.
"One of the major reasons was they were coached by Wright Bazemore," said Hughes, whose Thomasville team was shelled 49-0 by Valdosta in 1971. "If he's not the best I've run up against, he's awfully close. He spread fields before everybody else did.
"If he was still coaching them, they would be spending just as much time in the weight room as Parkview does, so they'd be better developed, bigger, stronger. They'd be competitive, absolutely."
The computer must've agreed. The '71 Wildcats won 34-31 to advance to the AAAA championship game against 1976 Warner Robins.
In the AAA semifinals, summarized below, 1997 Thomas County Central and 1975 Americus won tight games.
Next week: 1989 Lincoln County vs. 2001 Buford for the Class A championship.

CLASS AAAA SEMIFINALS:

1971 VALDOSTA 34
2001 PARKVIEW 31


Valdosta -- Stan Bounds' 2-yard touchdown pass to Stan Rome with 0:28 left culminated a 63-yard drive that gave 1971 Valdosta a 34-31 victory over 2001 Parkview at Cleveland Field.
Rome, who caught a GHSA record 72 passes as a sophomore in 1971, hauled in eight in this game for 116 yards. Parkview's Jeff Francoeur scored on a 54-yard touchdown pass from Dustin Wade for a 20-17 lead in the third quarter, but the two-sport star was held in check most of the way.
Analysis: Parkview's 2001 or 2002 football teams might be the best ever sculped in Georgia, but they are not the most dominant teams relative to the teams of their era. That's essentially what this computer game measures. Parkview is Barry Bonds, but '71 Valdosta is Babe Ruth, hitting 60 home runs when no other entire team was hitting that many.
Valdosta's '71 team averaged 435 yards total offense per game, compared to Parkview's 325, and 48 points to Parkview's 30. Valdosta also allowed fewer yards per game, 190 to 193. Valdosta won every game by at least 21 points.
On the lighter side: Valdosta's Rome and Parkview's Francoeur were two of the greatest two-sport athletes in Georgia history. Both were wide receiver/defensive backs who returned punts. Both played for high school teams with paws on their helmets. Both signed with Clemson, a team with a paw on its helmet. Rome played football and basketball at Clemson before a four-year career in the NFL. Francoeur was a recent first-round pick of the Atlanta Braves and won't be enrolling at Clemson any time soon.

Scoring summary:

'01 Parkview 10--7-7--7--31
'71 Valdosta -0-13-7-14--34

First quarter
P--Greg Johnson 27 field goal, 10:12
P--Tim Gustafson 24 pass from Dustin Wade (Kenneth Berrong kick), 3:42
Second quarter
P--Sean Dawkins 1 run (Berrong kick), 7:39
V--Robert Daniels 1 run (kick failed), 5:24
V--Stan Rome 31 pass from Stan Bounds (Dick Parker kick), 1:45
Third quarter
V--Rome 14 pass from Bounds (Parker kick), 5:53
P--Jeff Francoeur 54 pass from Wade (Berrong kick), 3:20
Fourth quarter
V--George Roundtree 3 run (kick blocked), 11:00
P--Dawkins 4 run (Berrong kick), 5:39
V--Rome 2 pass from Bounds (Bounds run), 0:28

Team stats:

Park Vald
First downs:14 22
Rushing:43-169 34-154
Passing:135 186
Total yards:304 340
C-A-I:5-9-0 15-29-0
Punts:3-42 3-39
Fum/lost:5-2 2-1
Penalty:3-27 7-44
Possession:24:22 23:38

Individual stats:

RUSHING:
Parkview--Sean Dawkins 15-40, Brad Lester 13-50, Joey Sturdivant 10-108, Dustin Wade 5-(-28).
Valdosta--Pat O'Neal 8-29, Robert Daniels 7-36, Stan Bounds 10-51, Robert McCaskill 3-6, George Roundtree 3-12, James Savage 3-20.
PASSING:
Parkview--Dustin Wade 5-9-0-304.
Valdosta--Stan Bounds 15-29-0-340.
RECEIVING:
Parkview--Tim Gustafson 1-24, Sean Dawkins 1-8, Joey Sturdivant 1-20, Jeff Francoeur 2-83.
Valdosta--Stan Rome 8-116, Rick Peterson 1-2, Robert Dnaiels 1-8, George Roundtree 1-5, Clifford Bradley 3-48, Scott Griffin 1-7.
RETURNS:
Parkview--Joey Sturdivant 5-118 KR, Jeff Francoeur 3-50 PR.
Valdosta--Clifford Bradley 4-133 KR, Stan Rome 2-22 PR.
SACKS:
Parkview--Chad Leathers 1-10, Zeb McKinzey 1-6.
Valdosta--David Berrien 1-12, Steve Stanaland 1-10, Ronald Daniels 1-4.

1976 WARNER ROBINS 21
1973 THOMASVILLE 7


Warner Robins -- James Brooks scored touchdowns running and receiving and his 1976 Warner Robins team held William Andrews to a reasonable 73 in a 21-7 victory. Brooks and Andrews were later teammates at Auburn and Pro Bowl players in the NFL.
Analyis: Warner Robins in 1976 averaged 431 yards total offense to Thomasville's 288. That's too huge a disparity to make up, even with Thomasville's great defense (nine shutouts), because Warner Robins had a pretty serious defense, too (Ron Simmons). Another asset that puts Warner Robins on another level was the passing efficiency of quarterback Keith Soles. He didn't throw much, but he completed 64 percent when he did. That's one of the better figures you'll ever dig up for a QB on a state championship team. In fact, it might be the best.

Scoring summary:

'73 Thomasville 0--7-0-0---7
'76 Warner Robins 0-14-0-7--21

Second quarter
T--Al Fann 2 run (Ernest Kirksey kick), 11:53
WR--James Brooks 7 pass from Keith Soles (Robert Shippey kick), 3:38
WR--Jimmy Womack 7 run (Shippey kick), 0:44
Fourth quarter
WR--Brooks 29 run (Shippey kick), 11:00

Team stats:

Thom WR
First downs:10 14
Rushing:37-152 51-241
Passing:54 48
Total yards:206 289
C-A-I:4-11-2 4-8-0
Punts:4-40 4-32
Fum/lost:2-1 1-1
Penalty:4-24 3-17
Possession:20:59 27:01

Individual stats:

RUSHING:
Thomasville--William Andrews 22-73, Al Fann 5-38, David Mitchell 5-36, Allen Filmore 2-1, Roscoe Mitchell 2-(-2), Mike Ramey 1-4.
Warner Robins--James Brooks 18-87, Jimmy Womack 13-72, Randy Coleman 8-54, Jessy Canion 2-1, Andy Dodson 3-1, Keith Soles 5-12, Ron Simmons 2-14.
PASSING:
Thomasville--David Mitchell 4-11-2-54.
Warner Robins--Keith Soles 4-8-0-48.
RECEIVING:
Thomasville--William Andrews 1-13, Al Fann 2-29, A Filmore 1-12.
Warner Robins--Phil Williams 1-16, James Brooks 1-7, Randy Coleman 1-4, Ron Simmons 1-22.
RETURNS:
Thomasville--Allen Filmore 4-89 KR, Eugene Clark 2-26 PR.
Warner Robins--James Brooks 1-24 KR, 1-24 PR; Jessy Canion 1-18 KR.
INTERCEPTIONS:
Warner Robins--Rusty Smith 2-23.

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Posted 25 March 2009 - 10:54 PM

1971 VALDOSTA 36
1976 WARNER ROBINS 35

(overtime)

Valdosta -- Robert Daniels' 1-yard run and Stan Bounds' scramble for the two-point conversion with 0:27 left in the second overtime period gave 1971 Valdosta its first lead of the game and a 36-35 victory over 1976 Warner Robins in the AAAA championship game of the Tournament of Champions.
Warner Robins had taken a 35-28 lead with 2:00 left in the first overtime period on Jimmy Womack's 1-yard run. Womack, later the fullback on Georgia's 1980 national championship team, also went 42 yards up the middle on the first play of the overtime.
As it turned out, the Demons scored too quickly, because they didn't get the ball back until 0:21 left, when Jessie Canion returned a squib kick to the 37. Warner Robins made one first down before time ran out.
Bounds, who finished 22-of-42 passing for 319 yards, drove Valdosta 63 yards on 12 plays for the winning score. Fearing Warner Robins would have enough time to get the 37-yard-line, Valdosta's best penetration of the overtime, Valdosta elected to go for two.
Bounds, the All-State quarterback who went on to Ole Miss, rolled out right, found favorite receiver Stan Rome double-covered and took off for the pylon and dived in for the final two points. Bounds was 4-for-8 passing in the overtime and hit Rome three times, including once on a fourth-and-2 at the Warner Robins 49 with 3:05 left.
In regulation, Warner Robins appeared to have the game in hand when Womack scored on a 1-yard run for a 21-7 lead in the second quarter, and again when James Brooks, the future NFL Pro Bowl player, scored on a 1-yard run with 1:05 left.
Valdosta's Clifford Bradley returned the ensuing kickoff 40 yards to midfield, and Bounds completed three passes to get Valdosta in the end zone. Daniels scored that critical touchdown also, on a 21-yard reception.
Both teams had little trouble producing offense. Warner Robins' Brooks and Womack each rushed for over 100 yards.
The Demons' Ron Simmons, who went on to an All-America college career at Florida State, was no factor on offense, but the middle linebacker/noseguard almost forced Valdosta to abandon the run. Much of Valdosta's run yardage was scrambles by Bounds, and it took Valdosta three plays to score from the 1 on the winning TD.
For Valdosta, Rome caught 11 passes for 170 yards and a touchdown. Rome, who would play at Clemson and then for the Kansas City Chiefs, set a state record in 1971 with 72 receptions for over 1,500 yards as a sophomore in 1971.
There were 10 fumbles in the game, but only two were lost, both by Valdosta.

Scoring summary:

'76 Warner Robins 13-8-0-7-7-0--35
'71 Valdosta -7-7-7-7-0-8-36

First quarter
V--Robert McCaskill 2 run (Dick Parker kick), 8:25
WR--James Brooks 29 pass from Keith Soles (Robert Shippey kick), 4:42
WR--Randy Coleman 6 run (kick failed), 1:50
Second quarter
WR--Jimmy Womack 1 run (run good), 11:50
V--McCaskill 5 run (Parker kick), 3:43
Third quarter
V--Stan Rome 16 pass from Stan Bounds (Parker kick), 6:28
Fourth quarter
WR--James Brooks 1 run (Shippey kick), 1:05
V--Robert Daniels 21 pass from Bounds (Parker kick), 0:08
First overtime
WR--Womack 1 run (Shippey kick), 2:00
Second overtime
V--Daniels 1 run (Bounds run), 0:27


WR Vald
First downs 16 22
Rushing 57-267 35-136
Passing 151 319
Total yards 418 455
C-A-I 9-15-0 22-42-2
Punts 8-27.4 3-44.9
Fum/lost 5-0 5-2
Penalty 1-15 6-27
Possession 29:58 28:02

Individual stats:

RUSHING:
Warner Robins--James Brooks 20-140, Jimmy Womack 22-102, Randy Coleman 3-14, Jessie Canion 3-6, Andy Dodson 2-0, Keith Soles 4-7, Ernest Johnson 3-(-2).
Valdosta--Pat O'Neal 6-20, Robert Daniels 10-22, Stan Bound 8-49, Robert McCaskill 7-27, George Roundtree 2-7, James Savage 2-4.
PASSING:
Warner Robins--Keith Soles 9-15-0-151. Valdosta--Stan Bounds 22-42-2-319.
RECEIVING:
Warner Robins--Phil Williams 3-45, Byron Walker 1-14, Kent Gentry 2-41, James Brooks 1-29, Jessie Canion 1-8.
Valdosta--Stan Rome 11-170, Lu Blue 1-4, Pat O'Neal 1-6, Robert Daniels 2-32, George Roundtree 3-27, Clifford Bradley 3-73, James Savage 1-9.
INTERCEPTIONS:
Warner Robins--Rusty Smith 1-0, Rick Kaszowski 1-23.
SACKS:
Valdosta--Ronald Daniels 1-6.

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Posted 25 March 2009 - 11:02 PM

'71 Valdosta wins Game of the (20th) Century

It's virtually inconcievable that anyone could take a serious look at Georgia high school football history and not conclude that the two most dominant teams in the post-integration era were 1971 Valdosta and 1976 Warner Robins.
Valdosta's average score that year was 48-11 overall, 50-13 in the playoffs. Warner Robins' was 47-7, 44-2. No other teams in the highest classification come close to that kind of dominance.
So which was the better team? A computer game can't really settle that, but it can certainly stoke the smoldering debate that's lasted a quarter of a century.
Below is the most comprehensive look that you'll ever read (or want to read) on these two great teams to help you decide for yourself. The report includes:
** Starting lineups and weights for each team.
** Game-by-game results of each team.
** A statistical comparison of the two teams from their actual seasons.
** The tournament director's Top 10 of Georgia high school football teams since 1967, when the GHSA was integrated.
First the rankings:

Top 10 teams in Georgia since 1967:
1. Valdosta 1971
2. Warner Robins 1976
3. Valdosta 1986
4. Thomasville 1973
5. Lakeside 1972
6. Valdosta 1984
7. LaGrange 1992
8. Parkview 2001
9. Dunwoody 1993
10. Clarke Central 1985
Honorable mention: 1968 Valdosta, 1980 Lowndes, 1981 Warner Robins, 1983 Tift County, 1994 Colquitt County.
Note: These rankings consider only teams in this tournament, state champions from 1967 to 2001.


Starting lineups:

1971 Valdosta
OFFENSE
QB-Stan Bounds, 175 (Ole Miss)
HB-Robert Daniels, 280
FB-Pat O'Neal, 190
HB-George Roundtree, 175
SE -Stan Rome, 190 (Clemson)
TE-Scott Griffin, 185
T-Paul Demersseman, 210 (Georgia)
G-Sidney Earnest, 190
C-Paul Lore, 175 (Troy State)
G-David Register, 200 (Georgia)
T-Wade Johnson, 200
PK-Dick Parker, 175 (Jacksonville State)
DEFENSE
E-David Berrien, 175
T-Steve Stanaland, 210 (Auburn)
NG-Freddie Wilbon, 250
T-Gary Irby, 190
E-Alvin Payton, 170
LB-Jim Clarkston, 165
LB-Ronald Daniels, 180
CB-Edwin Pompey, 185
CB-Dick Parker, 175 (Jacksonville State)
S-Gary Rowe, 175 (Tennessee)
S-O.D. Netter, 170
P-Stan Bounds, 175 (Ole Miss)

1976 Warner Robins
OFFENSE
QB-Keith Soles, 5-10, 158
RB-James Brooks, 5-10, 170 (Auburn)
RB-Jimmy Womack, 5-10, 200 (Georgia)
FL-Phil Williams, 5-10, 164 (Florida State)
SE-Byron Walker, 6-2, 146 (Citadel)
TE-Kent Gentry, 5-9, 170
T-Ricky Stewart, 5-11, 208
G-Bryan Carpenter, 6-0, 214
C-Mike Walker, 6-1, 184
G-Jeff Conley, 5-10, 189
T-Danny Steele, 6-1, 196 (Mars Hill)
PK-Robert Shippey, 5-10, 163
Note: Ron Simmons, 6-1, 216 (Florida State) often played fullback or tight end.
DEFENSE
E-Rick Kaszowski, 5-8, 156
T-Greg Edenfield, 6-3, 196
NG-Ernest Jordan, 5-9, 160 (Western Carolina)
T-David Kemp, 6-0, 208
E-Gerry Brantley, 5-8, 173
LB-Ron Simmons, 6-1, 216 (Florida State)
LB-Barry Northenor, 5-8, 172
CB-Jessie Cainion, 5-7, 145 (East Carolina)
CB-Sammy Brown, 6-3, 164 (Georgia Tech)
S-Rusty Smith, 6-0, 171 (Navy)
S-Mike Prewett, 5-11, 170, or Randy Dempsey, 5-10, 167
P-Robert Berry, 5-9, 163

Statistical comparisions:

Valdosta W.Robins
Record: 13-0 13-0
Avg. score 48-11 47-7
VICTORY MARGIN
0-5: 0 1
6-10:0 0
11-15:0 1
16-20:0 0
21-25:1 1
>25: 12 10
OFFENSE
Rush: 204 329
Ypc:5.8 6.4
Pass: 231 103
Pct.:52 60
Total yds:435 432
DEFENSE
Rush:87 62
Ypc:2.5 1.7
Pass:103 77
Pct.:37 38
Total yds:190 139
Turnovers: 30 23
Takeaways: 61 46
OL (lbs.) 195 198
DL (lbs.) 201 179


Best argument that Valdosta was better: Valdosta's closest game was 42-21, while Warner Robins had to come from behind in the final minutes to beat Hardaway 35-28. That's more significant than total-yardage comparisons since both teams had most of their games in hand by halftime and cleared their benches. And perhaps more imporantly, Valdosta played a tougher schedule. Valdosta's Region 1 would win eight of 16 state titles from 1971 to 1986 (and several before that under the Valdosta banner). Valdosta's all-time record against Warner Robins is 10-1.


Best argument that Warner Robins was better: Warner Robins was clearly the more impressive team statistically. Warner Robins had a better scoring differential (47-7 to 48-11) and allowed 55 few total yards per game than Valdosta (190 to 135). Offensive yards per game were about the same (Valdosta's 435 to Warner Robins' 431). Warner Robins also put more starting players into Division 1 football.

Game-by-game:

1971 Valdosta
d. Thomasville 49-0
d. Dougherty Co. 47-7
d. Crisp Co. 49-7
d. Bainbridge 28-0
d. Albany 41-8
d. Colquitt Co. 42-21
d. Monroe 75-22
d. Westover 47-6
d. Tift Co. 60-28
d. Lowndes 40-0
State playoffs
d. Warner Robins 35-6
d. Laney 54-20
d. Avondale 62-12

1976 Warner Robins
d. Columbus 28-0
d. Carver 63-0
d. Kendrick 39-26
d. Baker 48-0
d. Spencer 54-12
d. Central Macon 42-0
d. Dreher, S.C. 48-0
d. Hardaway 35-28
d. Jordan 90-0
d. Northside 35-13
State playoffs
d. Richmond Academy 42-0
d. Wayne Co. 56-7
d. Griffin 34-0



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Posted 25 March 2009 - 11:17 PM

Round-by-round summary:

Play-in game
1987 Morrow d. 1999 Lowndes 21-7
First round
1989 Valdosta d. 1991 LaGrange 24-18
1972 Lakeside d. 1982 Valdosta 16-10
1973 Thomasville d. 1988 Warner Robins 13-3
1994 Colquitt County d. 1978 Grifin 16-9
1984 Valdosta d. 1983 Tift County 22-21
1977 Clarke Cenral d. 1997 Parkview 20-15
1996 Brookwood d. Central Macon 30-27
1976 Warner Robins d. 1968 Valdosta 1968
1978 Valdosta d. 1970 Lakeside 23-0
2001 Parkview d. 1992 Valdosta 21-10
1981 Warner Robins d. 1967 Marietta 14-8
1995 SW DeKalb d. 1979 Clarke Central 21-10
1993 Dunwoody d. 1985 Clarke Central 36-7
1971 Valdosta d. 1969 Athens 42-7
1980 Lowndes d. 1998 Valdosta 27-17
1986 Valdosta d. 1987 Morrow 16-13
Second round
1972 Lakeside d. 1989 Valdosta 13-7
1973 Thomasville d. 1994 Colquitt County 28-3
1984 Valdosta d. 1977 Clarke Central 24-14
1976 Warner Robins d. 1996 Brookwood 42-21
2001 Parkview d. 1978 Valdosta 20-7
1995 SW DeKalb d. 1981 Warner Robins 17-14
1971 Valdosta d. 1993 Dunwoody 27-22
1986 Valdosta d. 1980 Lowndes 35-14
Quarterfinals
1973 Thomasville d. 1972 Lakeside 23-19
1976 Warner Robins d. 1984 Valdosta 14-0
2001 Parkview d. 1995 SW DeKalb 19-15
1971 Valdosta d. 1986 Valdosta 40-22
Semifinals
1976 Warner Robins d. 1973 Thomasville 21-7
1971 Valdosta d. 2001 Parkview 34-31
Final
1971 Valdosta d. 1976 Warner Robins 36-35 (overtime)





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Posted 26 March 2009 - 04:36 PM

Hey Todd,

Please fix Jim Hughes' name on the first part of this post.

Thanks!

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Posted 26 March 2009 - 05:10 PM

Fixed again. Wasn't there a Larry Hughes? Played basketball or something? I'm bad about that.

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Posted 26 March 2009 - 05:18 PM

I have no idea my friend, but I know who Jim Hughes was!!!

You also have Valdosta spelled wrong under CLASS AAAA Semifinals and I'm bad about this.....

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Posted 26 March 2009 - 09:17 PM

QUOTE (THOLCOMB @ Mar 26 2009, 06:10 PM) <{POST_SNAPBACK}>
Fixed again. Wasn't there a Larry Hughes? Played basketball or something? I'm bad about that.


Still playing, now for the New York Knicks.

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Posted 28 March 2009 - 10:16 AM

Hey Todd,

Just for the heck of it, if you had to insert and or bump someone from your greatest teams since 1967 list, who would you add and or remove from this list if you had to pick from the teams from 2002-2008?

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Posted 28 March 2009 - 11:42 AM

QUOTE (myandle @ Mar 28 2009, 10:16 AM) <{POST_SNAPBACK}>
Hey Todd,

Just for the heck of it, if you had to insert and or bump someone from your greatest teams since 1967 list, who would add and or remove from this list if you had to pick from the teams from 2002-2008?


At the time, I didn't pick exactly 32 teams. I took every state champion except those that won back-to-back. In that cases, I chose one or the other. For example, I chose 1973 Thomasville (not 1974) and chose 2001 Parkview (and not 2000).

So if I added 2002-08, I would substitute 2002 Parkview for 2001 Parkview and take one of the Lowndes 2004-05 teams. That would make it a 37-team field, and I would have byes.

Also, I thought then that integration began in 1967, but it was actually 1966. So I guess I'd have to add 1966 Valdosta.

Another issue for doing a second Tournament of Champions would be the number of classifications. Through 2001, it wasn't a big deal to condense it to four classifications. But six years later, I might need five classifications, but I don't know how I would separate the teams from the four-class era (1972-99).

I wish I had been collecting statistics from all the recent state champions. I bet that only about 75 percent of the state champions since 2002 have stats that can be found.

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Posted 28 March 2009 - 01:25 PM

Todd if you need stats from any of the Charlton Co. teams just let me know

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Posted 28 March 2009 - 05:48 PM

So, Camden Co. wouldn't make the list???

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Posted 28 March 2009 - 08:42 PM

QUOTE (myandle @ Mar 28 2009, 05:48 PM) <{POST_SNAPBACK}>
So, Camden Co. wouldn't make the list???


They'd make it. It's only if you win two in a row. That's just the way I did it in 2002. Doesn't mean I couldn't or shouldn't just put every state champion in there. But I trimmed it in 2002 because I wanted to make it easier to follow on AJC.com and have roughly a 32-team draw. I also remember being in a rush for time to get all the teams created, so eliminating one of the back-to-back winners made it simpler.





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Posted 28 March 2009 - 08:45 PM

QUOTE (Glenn @ Mar 28 2009, 01:25 PM) <{POST_SNAPBACK}>
Todd if you need stats from any of the Charlton Co. teams just let me know


I'd love to get them. I probably won't have time to revive the Tournament of Champions soon, but I always have it in the back of my mind.

A couple of years ago, I got a new computer game that would allow the teams to be made in a more sophisticated way. I think that game is called ActionPC Football. The one I used for the tournament is Lance Haffner's 3-in-1 Football. The Haffner game is not that sophisticated but generates a great summary of the game. ActionPC would allow me to reach each player. That would be pretty time-consuming and not sure I could justify taking on a hobby like that. Of course, that's what I said when the GHSFHA started and dreamed of having scores back to 1948.



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Posted 28 March 2009 - 09:01 PM

I've sent them via email from this site. Let me know if you got them

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Posted 29 March 2009 - 09:13 AM

I got them, Glenn. Thanks!