Laney: The Wildcats are moving up from Region 3-AA, where they've made the playoffs each of the last four years. Last season Laney was 10-3 and reached the quarterfinals before losing to Lovett, the eventual state champion.
Calhoun: The Yellow Jackets won the Class A championship in 2011, moved up to AA in 2011 and won the state championship. Last year, competing in Region 7-AA, Calhoun was 11-2. There's no reason to doubt the program won't carry its success to AAA this year. The last year the program won fewer than 10 games was 2000.
Jefferson: The Dragons are moving on up from Region 8-AA, where they've gone 24-4 over the last two years, including a state championship in 2012. Jefferson should be a nice addition to that northeast Georgia region that includes neighboring schools like Elbert County and Hart County.