Today begins two days of high stakes high school football in the Georgia Dome, as the GHSA football championships kick off in Atlanta with the class A private school finale. The full schedule is below, thanks to your friends at Mercer football, who made the coolest graphic I could find.
Good luck from Mercer Football to all of the teams taking part in the @OfficialGHSA Championship Weekend! #RingChasing #MUvment17 pic.twitter.com/hXREB268J1— Mercer Football (@MercerFootball) December 9, 2016
This afternoon’s AAA game between Greater Atlanta Christian and Cedar Grove is of course of some interest to Bulldog fans, as the Cedar Grove Saints feature multiple Bulldog commits/prospects. Up front 2017 commits Netori Johnson and Justin Shaffer will be clearing the way. GAC is quarterbacked by Stanford commit Davis Mills, currently rated the top prospect in the state of Georgia. I personally view Mills and Georgia commit Jake Fromm as 1A and 1B in that category, but reasonable minds can disagree. The GAC defense also features junior cornerback Kyler McMichael, who has a Bulldog offer and is likely to be one of the top 10 or so prospects in the state for the class of 2018.
The AAAAA Battle of the Wolves ™between Buford and Rome kicks off at 4:30. Buford is obviously a perennial powerhouse full of college prospects. Rome however may have the most talent rich defense in the state other than the stellar recruiting class Jeff Herron has put together at Grayson. One member of that Rome defense is 6’5, 225 pound OLB/DE Adam Anderson, an early Bulldog commit for the class of 2018. Rome running back Jamious Griffin is a prospect to watch for the class of 2019, as the sophomore has visited Georgia among others, though he does not yet have an offer from the Red and Black. 2018 defensive Jamarcus Chatman is another player to keep an eye on. For Buford, tailback Anthony Grant is a junior prospect who already has offers from at least 4 ACC schools, and may add to that total in the coming weeks.
Friday’s action closes with a great matchup between Tucker and Valdosta, playing in the state title game under first year coach Alan Rodemaker. It’s hard to exceed the high expectations in Titletown, US, but it’s safe to say Coach Rodemaker has done just that. Tucker features offensive lineman Dylan Wonnum, likely a major prospect in the class of 2018.