Week 2 Football Coaches Poll

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Using state-of-the-art technology, now for the first time ever coaches have the chance to have their voices heard implementing an anonymous key to vote for who they truly think are the top teams in their respective classifications.

As participation among coaches grows, polls will become more in-depth and accurate.

Classes with enough votes weekly will have their poll published. If you do not see your class be sure to contact your head coach. Coaches should have received emails from sportalspace with the proper link to vote. If said link cannot be located, direct message @sportalspace on Twitter or email poll@sportalspace.com.


Wk 2 7A sportalNews Coaches Poll

The Class 7A rankings are getting nip-and-tuck as No. 1 North Gwinnett clings onto the top spot by just one vote as coaches around the state are starting to view No. 2 Colquitt County as a real threat to win their third title in five years. While the Bulldogs enjoyed an early season bye before this week’s showdown with Florida (FHSAA) Class 8A semifinalist Wekiva at the Freedom Bowl, the Packers were hard at work earning a 42-14 win over Trinity Catholic out of Missouri. A difficult schedule usually pays dividends come the state playoffs, but right now No. 10 Marietta is taking their lumps, slipping five spots after a 40-28 loss to Our Lady of Good Counsel, MD. The Blue Devils will try to bounce back against a game Collins Hill team that nearly upset No. 4 Walton, falling after a 99-yard Raider drive with two minutes left, 29-25.

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In our debut Class 6A poll, the Coaches tend to agree with our staff, naming defending state champ Lee County No. 1. The Trojans blitzed reigning FHSAA Class 8A state champion Dr. Phillips 35-3. Slotting in behind the unanimous first-place team is fellow Region 1 power, No. 2 Coffee. The Trojans out of Douglas went marching past Salem 23-6.

Not enough votes poured in for Class 5A this week, so this is where they stand heading into the weekend.

1. Rome
2. Buford
3. Warner Robins
4. Stockbridge
5. Jones County
6. Wayne County
7. Carrollton
8. Dutchtown
9. Ware County
10. Kell

Wk 2 4A sportalNews Coaches Poll

No. 1 Blessed Trinity continues to clean house in first-place voting in Class 4A. They blew past Class 7A South Forsyth 35-6. No. 8 Burke County falls two spots after more hard-luck losses. In Week 1 they lost to Benedictine 23-22 and last week they were edged at home in overtime against Ware County 25-24. No. 9 Flowery Branch debuts after a 70-6 rout of East Hall.

While we wait for more Coaches participation, here is our editorial staff’s Top 10 in Class 3A.

1. Cedar Grove
2. Calhoun
3. Westminster
4. Peach County
5. Pace Academy
6. Benedictine
7. GAC
8. Liberty County
9. Pierce County
10. Dawson County

Class 2A needs more votes, but here is our version of the poll.

1. Hapeville Charter
2. Thomasville
3. Brooks County
4. Callaway
5. Bremen
6. Dodge County
7. Heard County
8. Fitzgerald
9. Screven County
10. Rabun County

Votes are lacking in Class A-Private, but ELCA will remain atop the poll after seeing their 37-game winning streak snapped against Pace Academy.

1. ELCA
2. Athens Academy
3. Mt. Paran
4. Prince Avenue
5. Calvary Day
6. Darlington
7. Aquinas
8. Savannah Country Day
9. George Walton Academy
10. Trinity Christian

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In Class A-Public, No. 4 Manchester slips two spots to no fault of their own after enjoying a bye week. No. 2 Irwin County leap frogs the Blue Devils after a 16-10 win at Class 2A No. 8 Fitzgerald. No. 3 Pelham climbs another spot following their second dominating shutout, this time burying Randolph-Clay 57-0. The Hornets have outscored opponents 98-0 through Week 2.

Week 1 Football Coaches Poll

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Using state-of-the-art technology, now for the first time ever coaches have the chance to have their voices heard implementing an anonymous key to vote for who they truly think are the top teams in their respective classifications.

As participation among coaches grows, polls will become more in-depth and accurate.

Classes with enough votes weekly will have their poll published. If you do not see your class be sure to contact your head coach. Coaches should have received emails from sportalspace with the proper link to vote. If said link cannot be located, direct message @sportalspace on Twitter or email poll@sportalspace.com.


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No. 1 North Gwinnett rolled to a 37-2 win at the Corky Kell Classic over Brookwood and maintain their top spot in Class 7A. No. 2 Colquitt County pounded No. 7 McEachern 41-7 at the Corky Kell and have earned a handful of first-place votes to close the gap on North Gwinnett. The Indians only fall one spot. No. 4 Walton climbs three spots following a 48-27 win at Mercedes-Benz Stadium over Mill Creek, who falls out of the rankings replaced by No. 10 Lowndes. The Vikings had the highest scoring outburst in the classification, hanging 66 points on Drew in a 59-point victory.

Class 6A needs more votes to become official. While we wait for coaches to voice their opinion, here’s a look at our editorial staff’s picks.

1. Lee County
2. Coffee
3. Northside-Warner Robins
4. Stephenson
5. Valdosta
6. Mays
7. Harrison
8. Tucker
9. Glynn Academy
10. Alpharetta

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Coaches debut the Class 5A poll with surprise, surprise, No. 1 Rome atop the group. The Wolves won a track meet with Class 7A No. 5 Marietta 51-41.  No. 2 Buford also won at the Corky Kell Classic, blowing past Tucker 40-14. No. 3 Warner Robins outscored Class 7A No. 8 Tift County 40-29.

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In Class 4A No. 1 Blessed Trinity holds tight after a 35-13 win at No. 7 St. Pius X, who slips one spot. No. 3 Cartersville leap frogs No. 4 Marist after shutting out Allatoona for the first time in 10 years, 35-0. Thomson drops out of the Top 10 after a 32-24 loss at North Augusta. No one else received enough votes to fill their vacancy.

Class 3A is still waiting for participation. While we wait, here’s our staff’s Top 10.

1. Calhoun
2. GAC
3. Cedar Grove
4. Benedictine
5. Peach County
6. Crisp County
7. Westminster
8. Liberty County
9. Oconee County
10. Lovett

Class 2A didn’t quite get enough votes this week but based on last week’s poll and prior results, here is our ranking.

1. Hapeville Charter
2. Thomasville
3. Brooks County
4. Callaway
5. Bremen
6. Screven County
7. Fitzgerald
8. Dodge County
9. Heard County
10. Rabun County

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In Class A-Private No. 1 ELCA has all first-place votes following a 41-0 demolition of Morrow. Athens Academy climbs to No. 2 following a 20-7 victory against Savannah Christian.

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The Class A-Public poll debuts with defending state champion Clinch County at No. 1. The Panthers came all the way from Homerville to win at Hebron Christian 24-17. No. 2 Manchester beat Taylor County 34-20 and No. 3 Irwin County dispatched of Berrien 41-7.

Preseason Football Coaches Poll

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Welcome to the inaugural sportalNews GHSA Football Coaches Poll

Using state-of-the-art technology, now for the first time ever coaches have the chance to have their voices heard implementing an anonymous key to vote for who they truly think are the top teams in their respective classifications.

As participation among coaches grows, polls will become more in-depth and accurate.

Classes with enough votes weekly will have their poll published. If you do not see your class be sure to contact your head coach. Coaches should have received emails from sportalspace with the proper link to vote. If said link cannot be located, direct message @sportalspace on Twitter or email poll@sportalspace.com.


sportalNews Coaches Poll Class 7A Preseason (2)

In Class 7A defending state champion North Gwinnett opens at No. 1 with state runner-up Colquitt County slotting in at No. 2. The Bulldogs, ranked 38th in the nation, defeated the Packers 19-17 to capture their first-ever state title after years of falling just short. The Packers did not receive any first-place votes even though they are regarded as the 27th best team in the country heading into 2018. No. 3 Grayson and No. 4 Marietta both earned votes for first. On paper, the Rams are viewed as the best team in Georgia, ranked fifth in the country while Marietta, a burgeoning power who has lost 4-star safety Rashad Torrence and 3-star athlete Dawson Ellington to eligibility issues, is pegged as the 15th ranked team in the nation, powered by one of the country’s best junior classes.

Not enough votes were collected in Class 6A and Class 5A, but semifinalist Tucker and two-time reigning Class 5A state champion Rome appear to be early favorites. The Wolves finished a perfect 15-0 with six shutouts along the way including a dominating 38-0 title victory over Warner Robins. Rome, ranked 31st nationally, opens the 2018 season against Marietta at the Corky Kell Classic.

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Class 4A had a sweep in the first-place votes as defending state champion and 73rd ranked No. 1 Blessed Trinity opens atop the heap. Last year it was easy sledding after the Titans stunned the Trevor Lawrence-led Cartersville Purple Hurricanes in the Second Round, 21-17, breaking the Canes’ quest for a three-peat. In the title game, the Titans had one last hurdle to clear: Marist, who dealt Blessed Trinity their only loss of the season, 25-24. Blessed Trinity leaned on its defense to edge the War Eagles 16-7 to win their first title. The aforementioned War Eagles open this season ranked No. 3 in the Coaches Poll.

Class 3A will need more votes but defending state champion Calhoun and UGA-commit Jadon Haselwood’s Cedar Grove Saints are serious contenders.

sportalNews Coaches Poll Class 2A Preseason (1)

A blend of speed and physicality led to Hapeville Charter claiming their first state championship by beating Rabun County 35-23 and coaches feel like the Hornets have enough sting to repeat as they sweep the first-place voting to open No. 1 in Class 2A. The Wildcats debut at No. 6.

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Class 1A-Private will run through No. 1 Eagle’s Landing Christian Academy, who earns every first-place vote. The Chargers haven’t lost a game since September 25, 2015 against Woodward Academy. ELCA has rolled to three-straight championships winning by an average of 22 points in each title game. Last season, the Chargers outscored the playoff competition 205 to 3.

Not enough votes came in for Class 1A-Public, but seven-time state champion Clinch County is on the hunt to repeat.

Live coverage of Rally Rumble

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June 2-3, 2018 (Emerson, GA):  Rally Volleyball held the Rally Rumble Tournament at LakePoint last weekend. Here are some highlights from an action packed event.

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Live Coverage of sportalSlam I

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May 19-20, 2018 (North Fulton, GA):   sportalspace hosted the inaugural sportalSlam I event at Alpharetta and Northview High School. The competition was heated and four champions were crowned via live YouTube broadcast.

To see more, check out @sportalspace on Twitter here.

Live Coverage of the Spalding Hoops Classic

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April 29, 2018 (Roswell, GA):   The sportalspace team was on the scene at the Halftime Sports Spalding Hoops Classic tournament this weekend.  Here are some of our favorite posts from a competitive and fun event.

To see more, check out @sportalspace on Twitter here.

Live Coverage of Halftime Sports Hoops 2 Dunk Cancer Classic

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April 15, 2018 (Woodstock, GA):   The sportalspace team was on the scene at the Halftime Sports Hoops 2 Dunk Cancer Classic tournament this weekend.  Here are some of our favorite posts from a competitive and fun event.

To see more, check out @sportalspace on Twitter here.