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BLITZ Monthly - December 2020

FOOTBALL Playoffs & BASKETBALL in Full Swing!

photo by Lori Gary

Off & Running - Hoops In Full Swing

Habersham Central basketball, both for the boys and girls, are off to spectacular starts in 2020-21. That includes the boys and Malachi Dooley (pictured above, by Lori Gary) at 5-2 overall and the Lady Raiders at 6-1!
BOYS HOOPS // GIRLS HOOPS

Rabun Co Wildcats - Gunner Stockton (POST GAME REGION TITLE)

Basketball State Rankings

The following teams are or have been ranked in the Top 10 in their respective classification during the season. Their highest ranking is listed.

  • BANKS Boys #9 in 2A

  • DAWSON Boys #9 in 3A

  • JEFFERSON Girls #1 in 4A

  • LUMPKIN Girls #7 in 3A

  • RABUN Girls #2 in 2A

  • STEPHENS Girls #6 in 3A

  • TALLULAH FALLS Girls #9 in 1A Private

  • TALLULAH FALLS Boys #10 in 1A Private

  • TOWNS Boys #2 in 1A Public

HOOPS HIGHLIGHTS

DAWSON vs WHITE (DEC 8)

Dawson Co Tigers vs White Co Warriors
Dawson Co Lady Tigers vs White Co Lady Warriors

Football Playoffs & Results

  • BANKS - FFT vs Callaway (RND 1) 

  • COMMERCE - L to Irwin County (Quarterfinals)

  • DAWSON - L to Oconee County (RND 2)

  • HABERSHAM CENTRAL - L to Rome (RND 1)

  • JEFFERSON - Advanced to Semifinals (12/18 @ Benedictine)

  • RABUN COUNTY - Advanced to Semifinals (12/18 @ Callaway)

  • UNION COUNTY - L to Heard County (RND 1)

  • WHITE COUNTY - L to Rockmart (RND 1)

Gunning for Records

Gunner Stockton continues to leapfrog the greats in the history books. Through the Quarterfinal round, he is now 3rd all-time in passing TD (121), 7th in passing yards (9,411), 10th most passing TD in single-season (44), 45th most passing yards in single-season (3,021)…and he’s not done yet! His passing TD in a career only trails Trevor Lawrence and Deshaun Watson. This playoff run has seen him surpass former Rabun great Bailey Fisher in TDs and passing yards.
GUNNER STOCKTON

VIDEO - #1 Rabun vs #7 Bleckley (AA Quarterfinals)

#1 Rabun Co Wildcats vs #7 Bleckley Co Royals (2A Quarterfinals)

VIDEO - #1 Jefferson vs #9 Hapeville (AAAA Rnd 2)

#1 Jefferson Dragons vs #9 Hapeville Charter Hornets (4A RND 2)

VIDEO: #1 Rabun vs #5 Haralson (AA Rnd 1)

#1 Rabun Co Wildcats vs #5 Haralson Co Rebels (2A RND 1)

VIDEO - Lumpkin County Aim to “Hang a Banner”

Head coach David Dowse hasn’t shied away from the Lady Indians’ goals in 2020-21…the motto is HAB30, as in, it’s been 30 years since Lumpkin girls basketball has won a region title. STORY

Lumpkin Co Lady Indians - Isabel Davenport & Makenzie Caldwell

PLAYER OF THE WEEK

Throughout the year, we recognize multiple Players of the Week. Below is one of the most recent. MORE PLAYERS OF THE WEEK

PLAYER OF THE YEAR

Football POY winner is coming at the conclusion of the 2020 season!

COLLEGE SPOTLIGHT - Caroline Craig

The former White County state champion golfer hasn’t been at UGA for even two years and she’s already leading the way for the Lady Bulldogs! FULL STORY

BLITZ NEWS

DECEMBER 15 – ALL-REGION 8-A TEAMS ANNOUNCED

DECEMBER 14 – GIRLS BASKETBALL POWER RANKINGS – DECEMBER

DECEMBER 14 – BOYS BASKETBALL POWER RANKINGS – DECEMBER

DECEMBER 11 – QUARTERFINALS SCORES & RECAPS

DECEMBER 11 – WILDCATS OVERCOME BAD BREAKS, WIN OT THRILLER TO ADVANCE TO SEMIS [VIDEO]

DECEMBER 11 – GAME OF THE WEEK: RABUN COUNTY VS BLECKLEY COUNTY

DECEMBER 10 – CRYSTAL BALL: QUARTERFINALS PREDICTIONS

DECEMBER 9 – RABUN’S MCKAY, STEPHENS’ COLWELL NAMED PLAYERS OF THE WEEK

DECEMBER 9 – LUMPKIN’S PIERCE, BANKS’ REEVES EARN PLAYER OF THE WEEK

DECEMBER 8 – JADON YEH’S 3-POINT PLAY HELPS WARRIORS STAVE OFF DAWSON COMEBACK ATTEMPT [VIDEO]

DECEMBER 8 – HOT-SHOOTING LADY WARRIORS TAKE REGION-OPENER AT DAWSON [VIDEO]

DECEMBER 8 – STAR GOLFER BRINSON HALL OF TALLULAH FALLS MAKES D-I COMMITMENT TO TROY UNIVERSITY

DECEMBER 8 – SENIORS CORKERY, WINDHAM SHINE BRIGHT, EARN WEEKLY HONORS

DECEMBER 7 – HABERSHAM EMC LINEMEN OF THE WEEK: PAYTON FREEMAN / JAHEIM HARDY

DECEMBER 4 – ROUND 2 SCORES & RECAPS

DECEMBER 4 – QUARTERFINAL BOUND: DRAGON FIREPOWER TOO MUCH FOR HORNETS [VIDEO]

DECEMBER 4 – GAME OF THE WEEK: JEFFERSON VS HAPEVILLE CHARTER

DECEMBER 3 – CRYSTAL BALL: ROUND TWO PREDICTIONS

DECEMBER 3 – BLITZ SOFTBALL PLAYER OF THE YEAR – MADI CRONIC

DECEMBER 3 – COLLEGE SPOTLIGHT – CRAIG OFF TO HOT START FOR UGA ON THE LINKS

DECEMBER 2 – LUMPKIN’S JONES, DAWSON’S ANGLIN EARN PLAYER OF THE WEEK

DECEMBER 2 – GUARDS DOOLEY, ELLIS NAMED PLAYERS OF THE WEEK

DECEMBER 2 – BLITZ VOLLEYBALL PLAYER OF THE YEAR – KATY CORBETT

DECEMBER 2 – BLITZ BOYS CROSS COUNTRY RUNNER OF THE YEAR – BRANDON MARTIN

DECEMBER 1 – BLITZ GIRLS CROSS COUNTRY RUNNER OF THE YEAR – KATHERINE LAW

DECEMBER 1 – JUNIORS STOCKTON, DYER EARN WEEKLY HONORS

DECEMBER 1 – HABERSHAM EMC LINEMEN OF THE WEEK: COLTON STEELE / CADE ADAMS

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