Top 25 Teams in Georgia
1Colquitt County Packers(1-AAAAAA): The Packers have been knocking on the door for a state title for the last five years. This year Colquitt County has as good a
chance as any.
2Buford Wolves (7-AAA): The Wolves took the title last season after moving up to
Class 3A. With another good group of seniors,
led by linebacker Korie Rogers, don’t expect
Buford to slow down anytime soon.
3Norcross Blue Devils (7-AAAAAA): The defending 6A state champs, Norcross will be
a target every Friday night for opposing schools
looking to prove their worth. Lorenzo Carter and
Myles Autry, two of the best players in the state,
will look to bring home a second title.
4Gainesville (8-AAAAA): The Red El- ephants have one of the best players in the
state in quarterback Deshaun Watson. He’ll look
to lead Gainesville to back-to-back state titles.
5Sandy Creek Patriots (5-AAAA): The Pa- triots went undefeated and won the state
title last season, a remarkable run that will be
hard to top. But with wideout Demarre Kitt and
quarterback Cole Garvin returning, Sandy Creek
will be the favorite in Class 4A once again.
6Lovejoy Wildcats (2-AAAAAA): The win- ners of 27 of their last 30 games, the Wildcats are stacked on both lines heading into 2013.
7North Gwinnett Bulldogs (8-AAAAAA): Coach Bob Sphire has led the Bulldogs to
at least 10 victories in each of his seven seasons at the helm. Look for North Gwinnett to hit
double digits in wins once again.
8Northside-Warner Robins (2-AAAAA): First-team All Region as a junior, quarterback Glenn Smith returns for his final year to
lead the Eagles on what should be yet another
run for the state championship.
9Camden County Wildcats (1-AAAAAA): The Wildcats have a new coach in Welton
Coffee, but the talent level should be familiar.
Camden County shouldn’t need a year for transition due to the change at the top.
10Tucker Tigers (6-AAAAA): Led by Elisa Shaw, Detric Dukes and Deandre Bailey, the Tigers have one of the most
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loaded senior classes in the state. Look for
Bryan Lamar’s squad to compete for both the
region and state crowns.
11 North Cobb (4-AAAAAA): The Warriors have a super talented weapon in quarterback Tyler Queen. He’ll look to take North Cobb
even further than last season’s 11-win campaign.
12M.L. King (6-AAAAA): With Coach Cortez Allen in place and looking to put
his stamp on an already successful program,
watch for the Lions to build on last season’s
13Mill Creek Hawks (7-AAAAAA): The Hawks have 13 starters returning from
last season’s squad that reached the state
quarterfinals. Quarterback Daniel David is one
of those back to lead the power rushing attack.
14 Ware County (3-AAAAA): The Gators fell short in the state title game in 2012,
but could be even better this season. Armed
with a talented senior class that includes versatile quarterback Jamar Johnson, Ware County
will be a tough out in the playoffs.
15Cairo Syrupmakers (1-AAAA): The Syrupmakers have over 20 seniors
returning from last season, a year in which the
team went 9-3. Look for Cairo to be in the hunt
for it’s fourth state title in school history.
16Lowndes Vikings (1-AAAAAA): Watch out if the Vikings get their quarterback
position settled early. There are enough pieces
already in place for Lowndes to offer another
17Thomas County Central (1-AAAAA): The Yellow Jackets have talented tailback
Adam Choice on their side. He’ll look to build on
his All-State junior season to help take Thomas
County Central deep into the playoffs in 2013.
18McEachern Indians (4-AAAAAA): A model of consistency and excellence,
the Indians have totaled 38 victories in the last
19 Burke County Bears (3-AAAA): The Bears are turning into one of the state’s
premier programs, now two years removed from
winning a state title and finishing 11-2 last year.
20Walton Raiders (5-AAAAAA): The Raiders look to bounce back after
winning only seven games last season. Led
by defensive back D.J. Smith and quarterback
Price Wilson, Walton should play a bigger factor
in determining the state champion in 2013.
21Grayson Rams (8-AAAAAA): The Rams were hit hard by graduation, losing most of their key players from last season’s
10-2 squad. But there’s a group of talented players, led by running back Aares McCall, that’s
been patiently waiting for this opportunity.
22Westover Patriots (1-AAAA): Junior defensive lineman Trenton Thompson
is one of the best underclassmen in the state.
After the best region finish in school history a
year ago, Westover will look to go further than
it’s ever been before in 2013.
23Monroe Area Purple Hurricanes (8-AAAA): Stanton Truitt and Kwan
Brooks are a dynamic backfield duo, two players that should compete for All-State honors.
24Valdosta Wildcats (1-AAAAAA): The Wildcats look to bounce back from a
so-so year with a defense that’s plenty talented
and plenty experienced. All four starters in the
secondary return, and the defensive line should
be a force as well.
25Calhoun Yellow Jackets (7-AA): The Yellow Jackets lost in the title game a
year ago, but return enough good players to
once again be the favorite to claim the throne