1. Welcome All Panthers
For years they have been on the cusp of obtaining greatness. With the addition of Coach Noland and Coach Shawn, the Panthers will be good for a long time. They are guided by the steady leadership of Coach Browning, who has guided this program from the sideline for years. In two years, it would not surprise me to see them take over the top spot which is owned by Central DeKalb.
2. Rome Wolves
Coach Charles is a awesome person. He is the only coach that we know of that is currently coaching three teams that have all made it in the playoffs. With two of them making the championship game and his 7th grade team winning it all.
3. Forsyth Paladins
Just a few years ago, Forsyth was a expected to lose every game they played. Now, their program is looking to compete for the championship at every age group. That is a direct reflection of their leader, Heath Hawk. Under his leadership, the Paladins are considered the marquee program in their county.
4. Georgia Thoroughbreds
They have football-minded people running the show. With that you cannot go wrong. They are knowledgeable of the game, and knows how to develop kids. The Thoroughbreds will compete every second of the game, and will not stop until the whistle blows.
5. Lawrenceville Black Knights
You have to like everything they do. Their parents are very passionate, the kids play hard and everyone is on the same page to make that program successful. They are starting to be more competitive at every age group. Look to current B2C 7U Youth Football Coach of the Year, Hollis Peaves, to lead his program as he has set a precedent at the younger age groups.
6. Decatur Army
This organization’s claim to fame is being competitive, but their off the field community activities helped them become a strong force in their communities. Coach Bert has pushed his kids into being community leaders, as he often has events set up for his kids to feed the homeless or donate clothes to those that need it. He is starting a trend that is catching on with other programs. We hope more follow in Coach Bert steps as he is setting a solid foundation for kids.
7. Fayette County Blue Devils
The Blue Devils have passionate leadership and they believe in working hard. Whenever their is a big game, their isn’t an empty seat in the house. Just because of the environment that they have built with the Blue Devils program it will be easy to see them grow.
8. South Columbus Raiders
For years, we have heard about this program dominating west Georgia. This year, they decided to take their show on the road and even though it didn’t go the way they wanted, all of the coaches said how they will continue to compete against the best teams. That is the only way you get better. In two years, this organization will produce the first non metro Atlanta based team to win the B2C Championship Series.
9. Hillgrove Hawks
Hillgrove has some very good talent in their program. The coaching is finally starting to catch up with the talent. Last year, they had competitive programs at various age groups from the teams they have in the NWGYFL to the teams they have in the GMSAA. This program has a chance to win multiple championships in two leagues which has only been done by one organization in the B2C Era (Central DeKalb).
10. Baldwin County Bulldogs
Truth is, they probably should be higher on this list. The organization is on board for growing and competing against better competition. They had their big coming out party against Gresham Park, in which their 12U team played a classic game. They might have lost that game, but they gained respect around the state. Now the Bulldogs will look to improve parental support as the parents get used to traveling and playing a more competitive schedule. From top to bottom, they have a chance to be the #1 organization in GA in three years.