Frederica Academy Knights

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Jason Bishop Show w Lawton Teston August 5

Jason Bishop Show w Lawton Teston August 5
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All Area Team

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By: Jason Bishop

TheSouthernSportsEdition.com news services

The 2021 season has come to an end for the coastal Georgia football teams and once again we there was a lot of talent on display on the field.

Here is my Coastal Georgia All-Area team consisting of players from Camden County, Glynn Academy, Brunswick High, McIntosh County Academy and Frederica Academy.

 

Offense

QB-Tyler Devlin (Glynn)

RB-Jordan Triplett (Frederica)

RB-Chuckobe Hill (Brunswick)

RB-Austin Crosby (MCA)

TE-Trey Elvine (Brunswick)

WR-Terry Mitchell (Brunswick)

WR-Bryce Reilly (Frederica)

OL-Jacob Aiken (Frederica)

OL-Noah Demeritt (Camden)

OL-Daniel Rush (MCA)

OL-Ashton Frankel (Frederica)

OL-Kanaya Charlton (Brunswick)

 

Defense

DL-Iman Davis (Camden)

DL-K’Shawn Thomas (Brunswick)

DL-DJ Clinch (Glynn)

DL-Will Jones (MCA)

LB-Will Dykstra (Camden)

LB-Devin Smith (Brunswick)

LB-Colton Seay (Glynn)

LB-Jadin Jones (Camden)

CB-Jayden Drayton (Brunswick)

CB-Jalen Rogers (MCA)

S-Zach Andreu (Camden)

S-Jake Lindsey (Camden)

 

Special Teams

K-McClain Fineran (Brunswick)

P-Adonis Coyle (Camden)

KR-Jamie Felix (Camden)

 

Coach Of The Year-Brandon Derrick (Frederica)

Jason Bishop Show w Kipp Branch August 28

Jason Bishop Show w Kipp Branch August 28
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Jason Bishop Show w Kipp Branch March 27

Jason Bishop Show w Kipp Branch March 27
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Signing Day

By: Buck Blanz

TheSouthernSportsEdition.com news services

The most challenging year recruiters have ever faced is finally over as one of the most anticipated days for college football fans on National Signing Day came and went.

Alabama was once again able to grab the top ranked class followed by Ohio State, Georgia, Clemson, and Oregon to round out the top-5.

Once again, the legendary Nick Saban brings in the top ranked recruiting class of 2021. Alabama was able to land arguably the best class of offensive linemen Tuscaloosa has ever seen.

Scary to hear those words coming off of a National Championship season as well as landing the third best running back in Camar Wheaton out of Texas.

It feels like Alabama is always grabbing the number one spot in anything football related, and they don’t appear to be going anywhere anytime soon.

Saban’s protege, Kirby Smart, has modeled his program at Georgia to be much like the one he came from in Tuscaloosa back in 2016.

Since Kirby was hired, he has been nothing short of a great asset in recruiting for the Bulldogs and this year proves no different as they got their 11th top-10 recruiting class in a row.

The Bulldogs came in at number three this year with a lot of help from the late dual-threat QB commit Brock Vandagriff, who is the latest addition to the very talented UGA QB room.

The other name often mentioned along with Georgia in the SEC east are the Florida Gators.

However, I would say that Dan Mullen bringing in just the 10th best recruiting class this year is a little bit of a letdown.

The Gators had a phenomenal 2020 season through a tough schedule, earning the SEC east championship and a shot at Alabama in the SEC Championship game.

Many of those players have declared for the NFL draft bringing Dan Mullen and company back to the drawing board. However, with the 10th ranked class in this year’s recruiting race Mullen was able to reload in some key positions for the Gators.

Mullen Landed tight ends Gage Wilcox and Nick Elksins as well as bringing in Caros Del Rio and Jalen Kitna at quarterback replacing one of the most famous duos last year in Kyle Pitts and Kyle Trask.

As for the other national powerhouses, Clemson and Ohio State were able to make their presences felt once again by reloading what have been two great programs for the last five to seven seasons.

Lastly, many high school athletes dream of becoming a college athlete but few are able to achieve it. Each recruit signing on NSD is giving themselves an opportunity to make an impact at the next level, make your mark!

 

Congratulations to all of the 2021 signees on the Georgia Coast!

 

Brunswick High School

Amarion Whitefield – Georgia Military College

Tyrease Jones – Savannah State University

AJ Wilson – Georgia Military College

KJ Lee – Georgia Military College

Josiah Bess – Greensboro College

David Newbauer – Greensboro College

Keegan Carroll – Greensboro College

Kyle Rehberg – Rose Hulman Institute of Technology

Kaleb Hampton – Reinhardt University

 

Glynn Academy

Jordan Swain – Georgia Military College

Chase Gabriel – Florida International University

Marvin Dallas – Louisville University

Ryan Seay-Savannah State University

 

MCA

Trenton Johnson-Savannah State University

Ryan Burkhart-Savannah State University

Miles Wood-Washington and Lee University

Khay Loyd-Army

 

Camden

Darryl Williams-Georgia Military College

Deterias Glover-Austin Peay University

Committed

Coastal Georgia Area Football Early Signing Period Commits  

 

Glynn Academy

TJ Lewis-QB/Louisville

Jaiden Miller-DB/College of Charleston

 

Camden

Micah Morris-OL/Georgia

Shawn Hardy-WR/Nebraska

Hudson Tucker-DT/Tennessee Tech

 

Brunswick

Caleb Cook-OL/Georgia Southern

Kyle Rehberg-K/Rose-Hulman Insititute Of Technology

 

MCA

Khay Loyd-DB/Army

 

Jason Bishop Show w Kipp Branch September 19

Jason Bishop Show w Kipp Branch September 19
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Jason Bishop Show w Kipp Branch September 12

Jason Bishop Show w Kipp Branch September 12
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Playoffs?

By: Jason Bishop

TheSouthernSportsEdition.com news services

And here we go. The GHSA football playoffs kick off Friday night and here is a run down of area teams and their matchups in the first round.

 

Frederica Academy Knights @ Southland Academy Raiders: Southland ended up with the 2 seed in region 3 AAA in GISA. The Raiders upset TiftArea in the final game of the year to earn that seed.

The Knights wore down against Bulloch is the regular season finale and comes into the playoffs having lost 2 straight. The Knights finished the season 4-5, the first losing regular season for the program since 2014. Southland finished 6-4.

Despite having to travel all the way to Americus for this game, I like the Knights to win a close game and advance to the second round of the GISA playoffs.

ECI Bulldogs @ MCA Buccaneers: What a great turn around season for MCA under first year coach Bradley Warren. The Bucs finished the season 5-5, a vast improvement from 2018.

MCA also earned a first-round playoff home game at the Ship and the overall 13 seed out of 24 in GHSA A-Public.

ECI plays in the same region as MCA and lost their cross over game against Savannah Calvary Day. The Bulldogs finished with a 5-5 mark on the season as well. However, three of those losses came to higher division schools…Metter, Vidalia and Dublin. Those losses also came in the first three weeks of the season.

This is will be a tall order for the Bucs. Look for ECI to advance and pull away late, but the future is bright in Darien.

Brantley County Herons @ Peach County Trojans: Brantley makes the playoffs for the first time since in forever. The Herons grabbed the four seed from region 2-3A.

Unfortunately, awaiting the Herons in the first round is powerhouse Peach County. Peach went 9-1 in the regular season and won region 4-3A. Brantley finished 5-5 under Coach Geoff Cannon.

Aside from Brantley having to travel to Fort Valley for this game, the Herons went 1-3 on the road this season. I do not see the Herons escaping the Trojans.

Central Chargers @ Pierce County Bears: Pierce had a tremendous season under first year coach Ryan Herring. The Bears finished 10-0 and blew out most everyone they played. Pierce earned the number one seed in region 2-3A.

Central, from Macon, finished with a losing record of 3-7 and earned the 4 seed from region 4-3A.

I do not look for this game to be close at any point. Pierce will win handily and earn their way to the second round.

Ola Mustangs @ Ware County Gators: The Ware County Gators had an up and down season but played well in the region portion of their schedule to earn the number one seed in region 2-5A. They did so by blowing the #2 seed from the region, Wayne County in the season finale.

The Gators will welcome the Ola Mustangs to the Swamp in Waycross.

Ola went 7-3 on the regular season and that was only good enough for the 4 seed out of region 4-5A. It is not often you see a 7-3 four seed.

The Gators finished 7-3 themselves on the season. I see potential for an upset written all over this game, but I will take Ware at home in tough fought first round win.

Stockbridge Tigers @ Wayne County Yellow Jackets: Wayne earned the number 2 seed in region 2-5A but should still be licking its’ wounds after getting throttled by Ware County last week.

The Yellow Jackets will as well host a team from region 4-5A in Stockbridge. The Tigers finished 7-3 and are the 3 seed from that region.

Wayne finished the season with a 7-2 record, they lost a game in the regular season due to the hurricane.

I think Stockbridge is very good and they will be a tough test for the Yellow Jackets. I will take Stockbridge to move on.

Tucker Tigers @ Glynn Academy Red Terrors: Tucker will take the trip to Glynn County Stadium to play Glynn. The Red Terrors had a roller coaster year and finished 5-4 on the season, which was good for the 2 seed from region 2-6A.

Tucker finished 6-4 and lost to Stephenson in the final game of the year to lose the region championship for region 4-6A. With that loss, it took Tucker all the way from potential champs to the 3 seed.

Both of these teams have had a down year compared to where the bar is normally at for these programs.

Tucker’s region was a little tougher than Glynn’s region and the Tigers lost a tight game to region champ Stephenson last week. I will take the Tucker Tigers to move into the second round in a very good game.

Brunswick High Pirates @ Morrow Mustangs: Brunswick High made the playoffs for the first time in a couple of years as the 3 seed from region 2-6A.

The Pirates finished the season 5-5 and have had 2 weeks to prepare for the playoffs and get healthy.

Morrow dumptrucked MLK 39-13 last week to earn the 2 seed from region 4-6A. Once Stephenson beat Tucker for the region, the Mustangs were able to move up to the 2 seed as they beat Tucker head to head in the regular season.

Morrow finished 6-4 on the regular season.

This may end up being a break for the Pirates, getting Morrow instead of Tucker. We will see, but I am picking the Pirates to win their first playoff game in the Sean Pender era against Morrow.

Camden County Wildcats @ Marietta Blue Devils: Camden had a great season finishing 8-2 on the season. The only 2 losses came at the hands of region foes Colquitt and Lowndes, both powerhouses.

Those losses pushed Camden to the 3 seed in region 1-7A.

The Wildcats will head up to Atlanta to take on the Marietta Blue Devils. Marietta finished the season 8-2 and those losses came at the hands of powerhouses Grayson and McEachern.

The Blue Devils are the 2 seed from region 3-7A. What a great first round game. I will take Camden to take down Marietta on the road but in a close defensive struggle.

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