Hometown Team – Cherokee ranked No. 20 in first in-season High School Football America Georgia Top 25

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After a solid win over Mays last week in the Corky Kell Classic, the Cherokee Warriors (1-0) head into Friday night’s game against Sequoyah (1-0) ranked No. 20 in the High School Football America Georgia Top 25 powered by NFL Play Football, the NFL’s initiative to provide fun and engaging experience for players of all ages and skill levels.

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In addition to being ranked in the statewide rankings, the Warriors are receiving an honorable mention ranking in the High School Football America national rankings. That puts the program in the Top 300 in America.

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Senior quarterback A.J. Swann was name the team’s Offensive Player of the Week against Mays. Swann, a Maryland-recruit, tossed four touchdown passes to three different receivers in the first half. He completed 14-of-18 for 247 yards.

On the other side of the ball, Daniel Young was named the team’s Player of the Week. Kicker Joel Stahl was named the Warriors’ Special Teams Player of the Week.

Below are the honorees for the Mays game.

Sequoyah enters it home opener at Skip Pope Stadium against the Warriors after beating Woodstock 28-0 last week.

Leading Sequoyah on defense in last week’s win was outside linebacker Carter Sandt, who had five solo tackles with five assists, a half sack, two pass breakups and an interception.

Sandt was one of four players saluted on the Chiefs’ website for their play against Woodstock. He was the team’s Defensive Player of the Week.

Below are the other honorees:

Sequoyah Players of the Week for Woodstock Game

Chief of the Week – #2 Jackson Hancock, RB/Safety – 116 all-purpose yards

Offensive Player of the Game – #4 Jack Piskorz, RB – 102 yards rushing, 8.5 yards per carry, 1 TD

Special Teams Player of the Game – #11 Matthew Trayon – 3 returns for 58 yards

This will be the 26th time that Cherokee and Sequoyah have met on the gridiron since Sequoyah opened in 1990. Cherokee has won two straight in the series, but Sequoyah owns the series lead 14-10-1.

A win by the Warriors would match their longest streak in the series. The Chiefs longest win streak is six straight between 1992 and 1997.

Cherokee vs. Sequoyah All-Time Series

2020 – Cherokee 42 Sequoyah 20

2019 – Cherokee 14 Sequoyah 0

2018 – Sequoyah 21 Cherokee 6

2017 – Sequoyah 34 Cherokee 0

2016 – Cherokee 21 Sequoyah 7

2013 – Cherokee 34 Sequoyah 14

2012 – Cherokee 38 Sequoyah 28

2011 – Sequoyah 40 Cherokee 24

2010 – Cherokee 15 Sequoyah 15 (tie)

2009 – Sequoyah 33 Cherokee 7

2008 – Sequoyah 24 Cherokee 7

2007 – Cherokee 35 Sequoyah 28

2006 – Sequoyah 10 Cherokee 3

2005 – Sequoyah 24 Cherokee 7

2004 – Sequoyah 10 Cherokee 7

2003 – Cherokee 14 Sequoyah 7

2002 – Cherokee 26 Sequoyah 7

1997 – Sequoyah 35 Cherokee 22

1996 – Sequoyah 24 Cherokee 7

1995 – Sequoyah 21 Cherokee 14

1994 – Sequoyah 50 Cherokee 6

1993 – Sequoyah 46 Cherokee 0

1992 – Sequoyah 21 Cherokee 0

1991 – Cherokee 29 Sequoyah 3

1990 – Cherokee 55 Sequoyah 12

You can listen to the game on YouTube by Steve Majors Sports by clicking here or Chief TV here.

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