2North Gwinnett: The Bulldogs beat Nor- cross in the 2013 regular season, but lost
in the rematch for the state title.
3Buford: The winners of six state champion- ships the past seven seasons, don’t expect
Buford to flinch after moving up to Class 4A.
4McEachern: The Indians reached the 6A Fi- nal Four in 2013. With a roster full of college-bound prospects, look for the boys from Powder
Springs to make another deep playoff run.
5Colquitt County: Eventually, the Packers will break through and win the state title.
Coach Rush Propst has taken Colquitt County to
the Dome on multiple occasions, with a championship the last objective left unmarked.
6Creekside: The reigning 5A state champi- ons, the Seminoles go from up-and-comers
to the team everybody wants to beat.
7Tucker: One of the state’s premier pro- grams the last 15 years, the Tigers move
to Class 6A with a chance to prove they’re the
best of the best.
8Griffin: The Bears went undefeated on the way to the Class 4A title in 2013. Long-time
coach Steven Devoursney left in the offseason
amid academic and recruiting allegations. Griffin should still be a force.
9Lovejoy: The Wildcats are 47-6 since 2010, winning four straight region titles. All that’s
left to do is take home the state championship.
10 Collins Hill: The Eagles won 11 games in 2013: the most in school history.
11Archer: The Tigers finished the regular season undefeated and took home the
region title in 2013. Expectations to advance
past the second round of the playoffs this year
have been set.
12Lowndes: The Vikings haven’t won 10 games in a season since 2010. That
doesn’t mean anybody wants to see Lowndes
in their side of the playoff bracket, though.
13Warner Robins: It’s been a decade since this proud program won a state
title. If last season’s region title is any indication, the Demons are back full force.
14Kell: The Longhorns are 44-7 since 2010, with coach Derek Cook nearly
taking his program to the highest of heights
15Hillgrove: Powder Springs is home to two top teams in 6A. Joining McEachern, the Hawks of Hillgrove should once again
be strong contenders.
16 Ware County: Big-name coach Franklin Stephens takes over a program that’s
won 44 games the last four seasons.
17Dacula: Coach Tommy Jones led a dramatic turnaround in his first year in
charge, taking Dacula from one win in 2012 to
eight and on a deep playoff run last season.
18Greater Atlanta Christian: Spartans coach Tim Hardy posted a 20-6 record
his first two seasons at the helm. He might have
his most talented squad heading into 2014.
19Washington County: Quarterback A.J. Gray returns after Washington County
nearly knocked off Buford in last season’s 3A
state title game.
20Carrollton: The Trojans fell one game short last season of winning their first
state title since 1998.
21Callaway: Coach Michael Wiggins posted a 22-4 record the past two
seasons, with Callaway still in search of it’s first
22 Lovett: The Lions took home the Class 2A state title last season. The only
thing better than one championship is two.
23 Marion County: The 2013 Class 1A Public champions, Marion County could
be on the front-end of long-running dynasty.
24 Lamar County: The Trojans have lost only one game in each of the last three
25 Aquinas: The Fighting Irish took home their first-ever state title in 2013,
claiming the Class 1A Private crown.
1 NORCROSS: Back-to-back state 6A titles make choosing the top team in
the state a no-brainer. The Blue Devils
are currently on a 28-2 run, with no
signs of slowing down.
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