Saturday, September 25, 2010

Has DWS outgrown the GISA?

Posted by Mike

The Knights improved to 5-0 on the 2010 season with a 34-0 drubbing of Brentwood Academy, and pitched their second consecutive shut out leaving many asking if the Albany school has outgrown the Georgia independent School Association.

To date DWS has outscored opponents 151-30, is dressing 60 players and playing 45 with regularity. Most opposing schools are dressing 35-45 players. The meat of the schedule lies ahead with an October 29 match up with Westfield, but how would the Knights be doing against GHSA A competition.

One good measuring stick is a glance at how George Walton has done this season. In 2009 DWS lost in the GISA State Finals to George Walton who moved to GHSA this season. The Bulldogs play in region 8-A which is mostly comprised of private schools and to date is 4-0 and have outscored opponents 157-30.

A link to their schedule is included here: 2010 Schedule - George Walton Academy
If they can do it, can DWS? If Tattnall, Westfield, Stratford and Southland would make the move to form a region similar to 8-A would the competition be better or worse?


  1. Private schools have an unfair advanatge since they can recruit players.

  2. Private schools also get penalized in the classification process. I think the state counts private schools as 1.5 times the number of people in the high school. This could mean that a school like DWS would be forced to play AA when they are really small enough to play A. That is a huge difference.