2Archer Tigers: Coming off back-to-back 11-win seasons and a state runner-up finish
in 2014. The Tigers have more top-level college
prospects than any program in the state.
3Peachtree Ridge Lions: A wealth of talent returns for coach Mark Fleetwood, setting the
Lions up for a return to the top of 6A-Region 7.
4Colquitt County Packers: The reigning 6A state champs must replace a ton of
exiting talent. But Rush Propst runs a program
built for both excellence and consistency.
5Northside Eagles: The Eagles won their third state title in 2014 and should be in store for
their customary reload instead of a rebuild.
6Tucker Tigers: Have won at least nine games in eight consecutive seasons and
show no signs of slowing down after a success-
ful jump to 6A in 2014.
7McEachern Indians: Players like senior d-lineman Julian Rochester and junior
quarterback Bailey Hockman keep the Indians
stocked with premier talent.
8Hillgrove Hawks: Coach Phillip Ironside has pushed the Hawks to 11 wins twice
before and last season’s nine-win campaign and
quarterfinals finish sets a high bar for 2015.
9North Gwinnett Bulldogs: A string of eight straight double digit win seasons was
snapped in 2014, but North Gwinnett is still a
threat and in the hunt for the first state title in
10 Valdosta Wildcats: Surviving 6A- Region 1 isn’t easy, but regardless of
regular season record nobody wants to see
Valdosta come late November.
11 Grayson Rams: Mickey Conn added his seventh double digit win season in
2014 and returns a roster capable of making
another deep playoff push.
12 Houston County Bears: Quarterback Jake Fromm and receiver Darion
Anderson help give the Bears one of the best
passing offenses in the state.
13 Gainesville Red Elephants: Bruce Miller’s program consistently does two
things — win at least 10 games a season and
reaches deep into the playoffs.
14Cairo Syrupmakers: The goals remain the same for the storied powerhouses: win a
fourth state title and 16th region championship.
15 Sandy Creek Fighting Patriots: Coach Chip Walker has guided Sandy Creek to
three state titles and a 110- 19-1 record since
taking over in 2005.
16 Calhoun Yellow Jackets: Another state title and an undefeated run in
2014 dictate one thing to the football-crazed
community: go win it all again.
17 St. Pius X Lions: Only one thing stood in St. Pius’ way of winning the state
championship in 2014 — Buford. The Lions
could get another shot at the Wolves in 2015.
18 Woodward Academy War Eagles: Coach John Hunt enjoyed his most
successful season in 2014, finishing with 11
wins and a run to the state semifinals.
19 Blessed Trinity Titans: Expectations are high after the Titans posted double
digit wins for the first time and reached the 3A
state semifinals in 2014.
20 Westminster Wildcats: Appeared in the 3A state semifinals in 2014,
losing to eventual champion Calhoun.
21Washington County Golden Hawks: Compiled a 38-4 record the past three
seasons, including two state runner-up finishes.
22 Benedictine Cadets: Have won 26 of the last 29 games and took home the
school’s first state title in 2014.
23 Greater Atlanta Christian Spartans: Are 34-7 since coach Tim Hardy took
over in 2012, including last season’s appear-
ance in the 2A state final.
24 Hawkinsville Red Devils: Will look to repeat as champions after claiming
the 1A state title in 2014. They’ve repeated
as champions twice before and will look to
continue the trend.
25 Charlton County: Coach Rich Mc Whorter is 261-63-2 (.804) in 25
seasons in charge of the Indians program. He’ll
be in the mix for his fifth state title in 2015.
Mighty Buford has
won 40 games in
a row and 10 state
the last 14 years.
The Wolves don’t
bigger schools early
in the schedule and
region foes for over