Murray and I look at the eight Georgia high school state football championship games and the 16 teams vying for a 2017 Peach State crown, some doing so for the first time in their school’s history. We also have information on where you can watch all eight games on TV or via live stream online as well as listen in on on the radio or free audio stream; plus, more on this week’s episode of the Georgia High School Football Report.
Good luck to all the schools, the players, and coaches!
GHSA STATE FOOTBALL CHAMPIONSHIPS INFO
TV: Live on Georgia Public Broadcasting on these nine stations across Georgia: Atlanta – Channel 8.1; Albany – WABW/14.1, Augusta – WCES/20.1, Chatsworth – WCLP/18.1, Columbus – WJSP/28.1, Dawson – WACS/25.1, Macon – WMUM/29.1, Savannah – WVAN/9.1, and Waycross – WXGA/8.1.
GPB.org LIVE STREAM: CLICK HERE
NFHSNetwork.com LIVE STREAM: CLICK HERE
RADIO: Live on the Georgia News Network (GNN) and 680 AM The Fan (Atlanta-metro area).
GNN AUDIO STREAM: CLICK HERE
680 AM AUDIO STREAM: CLICK HERE
GHSA WEBSITE: CLICK HERE
COLQUITT COUNTY vs. NORTH GWINNETT
The (11-3) Colquitt County Packers will face the (13-1) North Gwinnett Bulldogs in the Class 7A championship game at 8:00 p.m. ET on Saturday, Dec. 9th. The Packers are the the No. 3 seed from Region 1-AAAAAAA and ranked No. 8. The Bulldogs are the No. 1 seed from 6-AAAAAAA and ranked No. 5. Who’s got the edge? Maxwell Ratings’ projection: The Bulldogs by 4.
COFFEE vs. LEE COUNTY
The (10-3) Coffee Trojans will face the (13-1) Lee County Trojans at 8:00 p.m. ET on Friday night, Dec. 8th do decide the Class 6A state football champion. Coffee is the No. 2 seed from Region 1-AAAAAA and ranked No. 4, and Lee County is the No. 1 seed from 1-AAAAAA and ranked No. 3. Both schools are playing in their first state football title game. Who’s got the edge? Maxwell Ratings’ projection: Lee County by 1.
ROME vs. WARNER ROBINS
The Class 5A state championship will feature a North versus South Georgia battle between two undefeated teams in the (14-0) Rome Wolves and the (14-0) Warner Robins Demons. No. 1 seed from Region 7-AAAAA Rome is ranked No. 1. Warner Robins is the No. 1 seed from 1-AAAAA and ranked No. 4. Who’s got the edge? Maxwell Ratings’ projection: The Wolves by 17.
MARIST vs. BLESSED TRINITY
The GHSA quad-A title game will feature the (14-0) Marist War Eagles versus (12-2) Blessed Trinity Titans in the third game on Saturday at around 4:30 p.m. ET. Marist is the No. 1 seed from Region 7-AAAA and ranked No. 2. Blessed Trinity is the No. 2 seed from 7-AAAA and ranked No. 5. Who’s got the edge? Maxwell Ratings’ projection: Marist by 4.
CALHOUN vs. PEACH COUNTY
The (13-1) Calhoun Yellow Jackets take on the (13-1) Peach County Trojans in the second game on Friday at 1:00 p.m. ET in the Class 3A championship. Peach County is the No. 1 seed from Region 4-AAA and ranked No. 2. Calhoun is the No. 1 seed from 6-AAA and ranked No. 4. Who’s got the edge? Peach County is heavily favored according to teh Maxwell Ratings’ projection by 9; however, the Trojans will be without wide receiver and return specialists Kearis Jackson who is injured.
RABUN COUNTY vs. HAPEVILLE CHARTER
In Class double-A, the (14-0) Rabun County Wildcats travel down from the Northeast Georgia mountains to the ATL and face the (13-1) Hapeville Charter Hornets in the second of Saturday’s four title games at 1:00 p.m. ET. The Wildcats are the No. 1 seed from Region 8-AA and ranked No. 5, while Hapeville Charter is No. 1 seed from 6-AA and ranked No. 2. This will be Rabun County’s first state football championship appearance in the school’s 69 seasons. Who’s got the edge? Maxwell Ratings’ projection: Wildcats by 3.
CLASS 1A PRIVATE
ATHENS ACADEMY vs. EAGLE’S LANDING CHRISTIAN ACADEMY
The Eagle’s Landing Christian Academy Chargers throttled previously undefeated Prince Avenue Christian 55-0 in one the more lopsided semifinal games in recent memory. Now, (13-0) ELCA will face another Athens-Clarke County program in the (13-0) Athens Academy Spartans. These two Class 1A private powers will get this weekend’s slate of championship games started off at 10:00 a.m. ET on Friday. It’s the No. 1 seed and No.1 ranked team vs. the No. 2 seed and the No. 2 seed in Class 1A. Who’s got the edge? Maxwell Ratings’ projection: ELCA by 16.
CLASS 1A PUBLIC
CLINCH COUNTY vs. IRWIN COUNTY
The other Class single-A title game involves the public schools. The (11-2) Clinch County Panthers will look to keep the (12-1) Irwin County Indians from their first state football championship since 1975. Clinch and Irwin County will kick off day two’s slate of games on Saturday at 10:00 a.m. ET. Who’s got the edge? Maxwell Ratings’ projection: Indians by 2.
GHSA STATE FOOTBALL CHAMPIONSHIPS MEDIA GUIDE
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