Frederica Academy - Members of the Frederica Academy football team hoist their state championship trophy after defeating John Milledge 48-0 this past Friday in Macon to claim the GISA Class 3A state championship. The Knights finish the season as the No. 1 team in the Southeast Georgia High School Football Power Poll.

The 2018 high school football season is now complete for all the Southeast Georgia teams that we have covered here at AllOnGeorgia this year.

Thus, it’s time to provide the final Southeast Georgia High School Football Power Poll for the season.

Remember, during the season, the poll took into account teams’ won-loss records, head-to-head matchups even when teams played in different classifications and comparable scores against common opponents. Then, all of these components were used to determine how teams were performing on their respective levels and ultimately to decide their placement in the weekly power poll.

Today’s season-ending poll uses all those same factors and also playoff results to provide the final rankings for area teams.

And so, the final power poll for the 2018 campaign looks like this:

  1. Frederica Academy (10-3, 4-0 final GISA Region 2-3A)

Last game: Won 48-0 over John Milledge in GISA Class 3A title game

This week: No game. Season complete.

The skinny: The Knights began the 2018 season with championship aspirations after falling tough last fall in the state semifinals. They finished the season on a four-game winning streak while outscoring their final four opponents including their three playoff opponents 210-58 in the process. They posted their first shutout of the season in last Friday’s state championship game while handing John Milledge its first loss of the season. The Trojans had not been shut out since the 2010 season.

  1. Pierce County (13-1, 5-0 final Region 2-3A)

Last week: Lost 30-6 to Cedar Grove in Class 3A semifinals

This week: No game. Season complete.

The skinny: The Bears advanced to the state semifinals for the first time in program history before losing to powerful Cedar Grove which will play Peach County for the state crown next week. The team’s 13 wins are the most in school history and their perfect regular season was just the second all-time for the Bears who first accomplished the feat in 1982. The Bears also won their fifth region crown this season and first since 2012.

  1. Wayne County (11-1, 4-0 final Region 2-5A)

Last game: Lost 26-19 to Bainbridge in Class 5A second round 

This week: No game. Season complete.

The skinny: The Yellow Jackets were eliminated in the second round of the Class 5A playoffs for the second straight season, but the Bainbridge team that beat them on Nov. 16 is playing for the state title next week. The Jackets had their first perfect regular season since 1993 and won back-to-back region titles for the first time since the 1975-76 seasons.

  1. Glynn Academy (8-4, 4-0 final Region 2-6A)

Last game: Lost 35-24 to Valdosta in Class 6A second round

This week: No game. Season complete.

The skinny: The Red Terrors lost in the Class 6A second round to see their streak of four straight quarterfinal appearances come to an end. But, Glynn won a playoff game for the fifth straight season and also a region title for the fourth consecutive season with a starting lineup full of sophomores.

  1. Camden County (7-4, 1-2 final Region 1-7A)

Last game: Lost 40-20 to Walton in Class 7A first round

This week: No game. Season complete.

The skinny: The Wildcats took a giant step forward in their second season under head coach Bob Sphire, having their first winning season since 2015 and winning their first region game since that same season. Camden’s two region losses were to teams that made the Class 7A semifinals (Lowndes and Colquitt) and its region victory was over a Tift County team that made quarterfinals before losing.

  1. Ware County (8-4, 3-1 final Region 2-5A)

Last week: Lost 35-0 to Warner Robins in Class 5A second round

This week: No game. Season complete.

The skinny: The Gators reached round two of the Class 5A playoffs before losing to Warner Robins which is playing for the state championship next week. Two of Ware’s regular-season losses were to higher-classification playoff teams in Coffee (21-14) and Lowndes (37-16) while the Gators’ loss at Wayne County (28-21) in the regular-season finale cost them the Region 2 championship a second straight season.

  1. Charlton County (8-4, 5-2 final Region 2-A)

Last game: Lost 38-14 to Clinch County in Class A second round

This week: No game. Season complete.

The skinny: The Indians advanced to the second round of the Class A public school playoffs before losing to rival Clinch County which will play fellow Region 2 heavweight Irwin County next week in the state championship game. Charlton also lost a region game to Clinch in the regular season and also fell to Irwin for its other region loss. The Indians lost to Class 3A playoff team Appling County in an early non-region game while defeating Frederica Academy 28-21 with a late touchdown in the season opener for both teams.

  1. Appling County (6-5, 4-1 final Region 2-3A)

Last game: Lost 29-22 to Jenkins in Class 3A first round

This week: No game. Season complete.

The skinny: The Pirates finished with a winning record in their first season under veteran coach Rick Tomberlin. They won four of their final five games – all region games – with their only loss in that stretch being a tough 27-26 loss to Pierce County that kept them from winning the Region 2 title. Appling’s loss to Jenkins in the opening round was a mild surprise, but the Warriors did go on to advance to the quarterfinal round.

  1. Liberty County (8-4, 3-2 final Region 2-3A)

Last game: Lost 47-8 to Peach County in Class 3A second round

This week: No game. Season complete.

The skinny: The Panthers were bounced from the Class 3A playoffs in round two by Peach County which will play Cedar Grove for the state championship next week. Liberty was trying to reach the quarterfinals a third straight season.

  1. Richmond Hill (5-6, 2-2 final Region 2-6A)

Last game: Lost 20-7 to Coffee in Class 6A second round

This week: No game. Season complete.

The skinny: The Wildcats lost to Coffee, a quarterfinalist, in round two of the Class 6A playoffs after winning their postseason opener at Greenbrier. That win was the first in the playoffs for Richmond Hill since the 2013 season. The Wildcats were Region 2’s third seed after tiebreakers were used to decide the region seeding order behind Glynn Academy.

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