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1997 Lowndes Vikings (11-1)

Date Opponent/Location Result
Sep 5 @ Thomasville (9-3) W: 28-0
Sep 12 Camden County (5-6) W: 35-0
Sep 19 @ Warner Robins (9-3) W: 24-14
Sep 26 @ Tift County (12-3) W: 9-6
Oct 3 Hephzibah (0-10) W: 43-0
Oct 10 Coffee (4-6) W: 49-21
Oct 17 @ Ware County (2-8) W: 48-6
Oct 24 Bainbridge (0-10) W: 42-18
Oct 31 @ Colquitt County (8-6) W: 14-12
Nov 14 Valdosta (9-4) W: 14-7
Nov 21 Griffin (6-5) W: 36-20
Nov 28 @ Northside (WR) (9-4) L: 13-10

Region games in italics.
Playoff games in bold.

Head Coach: Milt Miller
Total Points For/Against: 352-114
Titles: 1-AAAA Region
Region: 6-0 (#1 seed)
Opponents Combined Record: 73-78 (.483)

1-AAAA Playoff Seeds:
1. Lowndes (11-1): Lost 13-10 at Northside in second round
2. Valdosta (9-4): Lost 16-7 to Colquitt County in quarter finals
3. Tift County (12-3): Lost 21-7 at Parkview in State Championship
4. Colquitt County (8-6): Lost 14-7 to Parkview in semi-finals

State Semi-finals (GA Dome):
Tift County 21, Brookwood 14
Parkview 14, Colquitt County 7

State Championship:
Tift County 7 @ Parkview 21

All-State Selections:
QB Brandon Cowart (Sr.)- AJC, AP
WR C.J. Lofton (Sr.)- AJC, AP
DL Taylor Mitchell (Sr.)- AJC, AP
DB Morris Lane (Sr.)- AP
DB Tim Harris (Sr.)- AJC
TE Jay Ratliff (So.)- AJC, AP
WR Marcus Bonner (Jr.)- AP

Notable Individual Statistics:
(Courtesy of the Lowndes Touchdown Club)

QB Brandon Cowart (Sr.):
Season: 150/270, 2342 yards (55.6 completion percentage), 25 TDs, 13 INTs
Vs. Hephzibah: 17/24, 254 yards, 3 TDs, 0 INTs
At Coffee: 18/24, 244 yards, 4 TDs, 1 INT
Vs. Griffin: 25/34, 409 yards, 3 TDs, 1 INT

WR C.J. Lofton (Sr.):
Season: 50 receptions, 765 yards, 6 TDs
Vs. Hephzibah: 8 receptions, 131 yards

WR Marcus Bonner (Jr.):
Season: 42 receptions, 659 yards, 11 TD's
Vs. Griffin: 8 receptions, 146 yards, 1 TD

TE Jay Ratliff (So.):
Season: 35 receptions, 653 yards, 9 TDs
Vs. Thomasville: 6 receptions, 127 yards, 2 TD's
Vs. Griffin: 7 receptions, 115 yards, 2 TD's

AJC Poll Rankings:
Wk 1: #2
Wk 2: 2
Wk 3: 2
Wk 4: 2
Wk 5: 2
Wk 6: 2
Wk 7: 2
Wk 8: 2
Wk 9: 2
Wk 10: 2
Wk 11: 2
Wk 12: 2
Wk 13: 2
Final: 5