It won't take long for high school
fans in Class A to realize some of the state's top teams make their home
in Region 2. The A subregion consists of Dooly County, Hawkinsville, Irwin
County, Turner County and Wilcox County, while the B subregion will be comprised
of Johnson County, Montgomery County, Telfair County, Treutlen and Wheeler
The teams in subregion A had
a combined record of 35-21 last season and three of the schools - Dooly
County, Hawkinsville and Turner County - made the postseason.
Hawkinsville, after back-to-back
state titles in 2003 and '04, had a rebuilding season last year but should
make another deep postseason run. The Red Devils will be led by a pair
of major college prospects in senior linebacker Sacoby Carter (6-1, 220)
and cornerback Daquan Bembry (5-11, 175), who has verbally committed to
Erik Soliday, entering his
fifth season in his second stint as Turner County's coach, has the Rebels
improving each year. Turner made the second round of the playoffs last
year and should take it a step farther.
Irwin County, dropping from
Class AA, and Dooly County will also be in the playoff hunt as well as
Wilcox County, who just missed the playoffs in 2005.
The B subregion will be dominated
by Johnson County, a state semifinalist last season who returns most of
its talent. The Trojans will build around linebacker Brad Jefferson (6-0,
210), a three-star prospect by scout.com who has already committed to
The remainder of subregion
B isn't as clear. Telfair County finished 4-6 last year but should make
a run at the postseason. Telfair has one of the state's top offensive
lineman prospects in 6-foot-7, 310-pound Tyler Bowen.
Treutlen and Wheeler County
have some solid returners but not enough to put them in the playoff chase.
Montgomery County is looking to improve on last year's 1-9 finish.