Class A Division II: Bowdon vs. Schley County
Class A Division II
Bowdon vs. Schley County
Bowdon Red Devils
Coach: Richard Fendley Jr.
GPB Ranking, record: No. 1, 12-1. Region 7 champion.
Playoff results: d. Aquinas 42-14, d. Manchester 42-21, d. Early County 36-26, d. Lincoln County 45-28.
Top players: QB Robert McNeal, RB T.J. Harvison, OL Bhrett Wiggins, DL Asher Christoper, DB JaMichael Jones, DB Isiah Lay.
Notable: McNeal has thrown for 1,200 yards and rushed for 1,200 yards and Harvison has rushed for 1,700 yards. Both were over 100 yards rushing against Lincoln County. Christopher has 11 tackles for loss and three sacks. The Red Devils are in the title game for the first time since 2001. They won their only state championship in 1992.
Schley County Wildcats
Coach: Darren Alford
GPB Ranking, record: No. 5, 12-2. Region 6 champion.
Playoff results: d. Georgia Military 51-0, d. Washington-Wilkes 58-14, d. Wilcox County 55-23, d. Johnson County 36-6.
Top players: QB Jay Kanazawa, WR Jalewis Solomon, RB Malachi Banks, LB Zayden Walker, DB Clinton Jackson,
Notable: Kanazawa has thrown for 3,024 yards and 33 touchdowns and Banks has run for 1,286 yards and 20 touchdowns. Solomon has 77 receptions for 1,100 yards and 10 touchdowns and S Forehand has 37 receptions for 534 yards and three touchdowns, as well as seven sacks and 19 tackles for loss. Clark leads the team with 101 tackles and 14 tackles for loss. Walker has 19 hurries and three sacks. Jackson has six interceptions and 10 passes defended.Schley County is making its first appearance in the championship game.
Series: This is the first meeting between the two teams.