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BLITZ Monthly — January 2019

Hoops Power Rankings 
Coach & Player Interviews
Basketball Highlights
Football All-State & All-Region
College Spotlights: Zez Steeple/Zac Orr/Abbie Franklin

The injury-stricken Lady Cats make adjustments, and at 10-1 are ranked #3 in the state. It came down to the wire, but a marquee showdown with #4 Banks Co left everyone wanting more! FULL STORY/HIGHLIGHTS (Photo by BLITZ)
HIGHLIGHTS: Banks County 78, Rabun County 63 (DEC 15)
REGION 8-AA BATTLE
FULL RECAP / STORY
HOOPS STATE RANKINGS
DAWSON BOYS #3 IN 3A
DAWSON GIRLS #6 IN 3A
JEFFERSON BOYS #9 IN 3A
JEFFERSON GIRLS #3 IN 3A
LUMPKIN GIRLS #9 IN 3A
RABUN GIRLS #6 IN 2A
BANKS GIRLS #10 IN 2A
1K POINT SCORERS
JASPER GIBSON - DAWSON
CARL CLEVELAND - BANKS
JAYCIE BOWEN - BANKS
KAYLEE STICKER - DAWSON^
NYAH WILLIAMS - TALLULAH^
GEORGIA STOCKTON - RABUN^

^HIT MARK DURING LAST SEASON
GOTTA BE CLOSE
LUKE CHISM / AUSTIN HARRIS / TY NAILS

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FEATURE INTERVIEW: Dawson stars Luke Chism & Jasper Gibson
Also Head Coach Chad Pittman
FULL RECAP / STORY
FOOTBALL ALL-STATE 2018
  • ZAC BALOGA - Dawson SR DL
  • LOGAN BARNES - Dawson SR DB
  • DONOVAN CURRY - Habersham SR WR
  • BRAXTON HICKS - Rabun JR WR
  • AUSTIN JONES - Rabun SR WR/S/PR
  • SHAWN LOVELL - Rabun SR C
  • TRE LUTTRELL - Habersham SR QB
  • CALEB MASON - Commerce SR DB
  • LEVI PATE - Commerce SR OL
  • GUNNER STOCKTON - Rabun FR QB
January Power Rankings for Hoops saw a good bit of movement on both sides! BOYS // GIRLS
FEATURE: Clemson signee Kaylee Sticker talks about being a part of Dawson's rich tradition, the '18-19 season, and gives us insight on herself outside the lines.
RECAP / STORY
Rabun says goodbye to legendary head coach Lee Shaw, who retired after 163 wins over 22 seasons! FULL STORY
Then the Cats named Jaybo Shaw head coach! See the full press conference right here!
FULL STORY/PRESS CONFERENCE
COLLEGE SPOTLIGHT: Banks '16 former 1,000-point scorer Zez Steeple was flying with the Fleet at Erskine, but made the move to UNG and is hitting a new level! FULL STORY
VIDEO HIGHLIGHT REELS
Get your fix with more highlight reels than you know what to do with! WATCH
COACH & PLAYER INTERVIEWS
Get inside the minds of the players & coaches from your favorite teams!
WATCH
The dust settled after a grand total of 23 thousand votes, and the BLITZ 2018 Football Play of the Year was one sensational catch by Braxton Hicks in the playoffs on a precise pass by Gunner Stockton! SEE IT
BLITZ PLAYER OF THE WEEK
Our POW tally in 2018-19 now stands at 81. Here are a few of the recent winners. PLAYER OF THE WEEK

NEWS - Top content of DEC 2018 & JAN 2019

2019

JANUARY 2 – Girls Basketball Power Rankings: January
JANUARY 2 – Boys Basketball Power Rankings: January
JANUARY 2 – COLLEGE SPOTLIGHT: Steeple at the top of his game at UNG
JANUARY 2 – Rabun’s Henricks named Player of the Week

2018

DECEMBER 31 – Banks & Lumpkin girls, Jefferson boys all Christmas Tournament champs
DECEMBER 27 – Players of the Week: Cronic, Chism, Cleveland & Vaughan
DECEMBER 22 – Habersham Raiders net a pair of all-state players
DECEMBER 21 – The Tigers are stacked, and are only getting better [VIDEO]
DECEMBER 20 – A Winning Tradition: Lady Tigers seek seventh straight playoff trip [VIDEO]
DECEMBER 20 – Rabun’s Braxton Hicks/Gunner Stockton voted Play of the Year for 2018
DECEMBER 20 – College Spotlight: Jefferson alum Abbie Franklin’s endless motor leads UNG
DECEMBER 19 – Cannon, Burruss, Drake & Pulley tabbed Players of the Week
DECEMBER 19 – Rabun, Dawson & Commerce all have multiple All-State players

DECEMBER 17 – Football All-Region teams
DECEMBER 17 – Play of the Year: Final Vote
DECEMBER 15 – Cleveland’s big night pushes Leopards past hot-shooting Wildcats [VIDEO]
DECEMBER 15 – Lady Cats storm back, win on last second three at Banks [VIDEO] 

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