Courtesy of Sonny Kennedy

The Score 44 is a fluid list that aims to honor the best forty-four seniors in Georgia high school football on a week-to-week basis. These players are some of the most highly-recruited players in the state as well as some of the best players that may not get to play at the next level. The list changes gears though as from now on it will only honor players whose teams made the playoffs. As long as a player’s team qualified for the playoffs, he is eligible, but if he failed to punch his playoff dance card, he will be omitted from the list. The players are also not in any particular order. After the season, we will put the players in order in the Score Final 50.

The three new entries to the list have stood out for helping their teams to the postseason. Jordan has toted the rock nearly 200 times for 1,780 yards as No. 1 Thomson looks to do some damage in the playoffs. The 5-foot-10 back holds an offer from Georgia Southern. Meanwhile, Mercer’s 1,235 yards and 22 touchdowns have helped South Effingham back to the playoffs for the first time since 2007. He is headed to N.C. State. Finally, Brendan Douglas has put Aquinas on his back for most of the year as the Fighting Irish spent a portion of the year at No. 1 in Class A before two straight losses. Douglas’ 1,369 yards and 22 scores helped Aquinas finish the regular season with an 8-2 record and a spot in the Class A-Private bracket.

IN: Josh Mercer, South Effingham (Guyton), RB; Chris Jordan, Thomson (Thomson), RB; Brendan Douglas, Aquinas (Augusta), RB/FB

OUT: Trey Johnson, Central Gwinnett, LB; Davin Bellamy, Chamblee (Chamblee), DE; Terrence Upshaw, Northview (Duluth), RB

Carlos Burse, Alpharetta (Alpharetta), WR

Kamani Thomas, East Paulding (Dallas), RB

Brandon Kublanow, Walton (Marietta), OL

Tray Matthews, Newnan (Newnan), S

Alvin Kamara, Norcross (Norcross), RB

Keyante Green, ELCA (McDonough), RB

Reginald Carter, South Gwinnett (Snellville), LB

Tiquan Lang, Lowndes (Valdosta), CB

Donnie Miles, North Gwinnett (Suwanee), RB/DB

Tyren Jones, Walton (Marietta), RB

Kelsey Griffin, Mill Creek (Hoschton), DT

Eddie Printz, Lassiter (Marietta), QB

Brice Ramsey, Camden County (Kingsland), QB

Robert Knemdiche, Grayson (Loganville), DE

Josh Mercer, South Effingham (Guyton), RB

Taylor Lamb, Calhoun (Calhoun), QB

Kyrin Priester, Brookwood (Snellville), WR

Wayne Gallman, Grayson (Loganville), RB

Bobby Hill, Colquitt County (Moultrie), WR

Arshad “A.J.” Jackson, Lovejoy (Lovejoy), TE

Chris Jordan, Thomson (Thomson), RB

Joshua Dobbs, Alpharetta (Alpharetta), QB

Octavious Jackson, Colquitt County (Moultrie), OT

Brendan Douglas, Aquinas (Augusta), RB/FB

Devondre Seymour North Gwinnett (Suwanee), OL

A.J. Erdely, West Forsyth (Cumming), QB

Keshun Hill, Northside-Warner Robins (Warner Robins), WR

Joshua Outlaw, ML King (Lithonia), OT

JJ Green, Camden County (Kingsland), WR

Makail Grace, Wilcox County (Rochelle), QB/CB

Anthony Jennings, Marietta (Marietta), QB

Cameron Sutton, Jonesboro (Jonesboro), ATH

Shaq Wiggins, Sandy Creek (Tyrone), CB

Peyton Barber, Milton (Alpharetta), RB

Demarcus Robinson, Peach County (Fort Valley), WR

Travis Custis, Lovejoy (Lovejoy), RB

Juwaan Williams, Tucker (Tucker), QB

Carl Lawson, Milton (Alpharetta), DE

Montravious Adams, Dooly County (Vienna), DT

Alejandro Bennifield, Lovejoy (Hampton), QB

Chaz Thornton, Stephens County (Toccoa), RB

Jalen Myrick, Savannah Christian (Savannah), ATH

Brendan Langley, Kell (Marietta) DB

Vonn Bell, Ridgeland (Rossville), S