We are just a week away from kicking off our 20-game #FootballFridaysInGeorgia schedule on GPB and we can’t wait. I am blessed to be starting my 21st consecutive season of calling high school football here in Georgia and my fifth with Georgia Public Broadcasting.
We’ll open with a huge Region 7-5A showdown as No. 4 Carrollton plays at No. 1-ranked and two-time defending state champion Rome Friday, Sept. 14. The Wolves have a current 29-game winning streak dating back to the 2016 season.
Week two will feature a potential 7A state championship game preview as No. 1 Colquitt County plays at No. 4 Grayson Friday, Sept. 21. I’m extremely excited that we will be choosing the rest of our schedule less than two weeks in advance. We feel this will bring you, our viewers and high school football fans, the best possible game every week!
As we head into the fourth weekend of the season, here’s a look at my top five surprise teams so far in 2018.
Milton Eagles – Ranked No. 2 in this week’s GPB Class 7ATop 10. The Eagles are 3-0 with wins over No. 7 Archer, No. 8 Alpharetta (Class 6A) and Fort Lauderdale’s Cardinal Gibbons, which was the No. 1-ranked team in Florida AAAAA until Milton trounced them 42-17 last weekend. The Eagles have had only two 10-plus-win seasons in 68 years and got as far as the state quarterfinals once, in 2014. Led by one of the most dynamic senior quarterbacks in the state, Georgia Tech commit Jordan Yates, and visionary Head Coach Adam Clack, Milton is a potential state championship contender.