Free-For-All Forum: Georgia high school football Week Three scores, updates, photos and chat – LIVE!

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Chat live on Fridays with the AJC's Michael Carvell

It’s Week Three of HIGH SCHOOL FOOTBALL. Whenever possible, AJC high schools beat writer Michael Carvell will try to blog live Friday nights and take your questions about high school football and related topics.

We are here to talk football, football and more football. Going to a Week 3 game? Take the cellphone or PDA and let us know what’s going on. Got a score update, see a killer play or have a shout-out? Keep it clean, POST IT HERE and SEND US GAME PHOTOS.

WEEK 3 SCOREBOARD: CLICK HERE to see all the Week 3 results.

Here are the Week Three games you can find stories and photos from on ajc.com…

Northview at Peachtree Ridge | Photos
Sequoyah at Hillgrove | Photos
McNair at M.L. King | Photos
Buford at Lovett | Photos

Don’t forget to check out these stories from around the metro area. Here’s what you’ll find…

Grady at Towers
Wesleyan at Holy Innocents’
Newnan at Lovejoy
Berkmar at Parkview
Grayson at Dacula
North Gwinnett at South Forsyth
Whitewater at Mays
Chamblee at Marist
Union Grove at Henry County
Starr’s Mill at Tri-Cities
Chattahoochee at Collins Hill
Roswell at Pope

WEEK 3 SCOREBOARD: CLICK HERE to see all the Week 3 results.

Weekend topic: Who regained your respect in Week 3?

266 comments Add your comment

AJC Sports

September 10th, 2009
11:23 am

OK, HS football fans – let’s get the Week 3 talk started early. Doubts have been raised in some of our other blogs about just how mighty Peachtree Ridge and Grayson really are. Even Newnan was taken to task in another blog this week.

What’s up with that? It’s WEEK THREE. Have we really seen the best from any ranked teams yet?

You tell us. Go. This blog stays open all weekend long for YOU to talk high school football.

Jefferson

September 10th, 2009
11:59 am

Calhoun vs Cartersville – CSS

Go Jackets.

wolverine fan

September 10th, 2009
12:20 pm

We Are Woodstock………

wolverine fan

September 10th, 2009
12:22 pm

AJC Sports…….What’s your line on Woodstock VS McEachern?

Football Fan

September 10th, 2009
12:29 pm

Yall don’t show no love to B.T. Washington HS since Branden Smith left. Yall thought Washington was a one man show? #6 Zack Wichett( don’t know if I spelled it right) Might be one of the top juniors in the nation. Plus don’t forget about Antonio Goodwin, Quadrel Forte and Garrison Glass they make plays too. Show the APS school some more love.

SportsFan31313

September 10th, 2009
12:42 pm

Michael Carvell,

No disrespect, but you can’t be serious about previewing those games.
Northview at Peachtree Ridge (Michael Carvell’s live chat game)
Sequoyah at Hillgrove
McNair at M.L. King
Buford at Lovett

Are you serious? Oh I get it. You only preview more North Georgia Teams…… How bias…..

SouthGARules

September 10th, 2009
12:57 pm

The 4 games you highlighted are probably not the best matchups to say the least. P’tree Ridge will put something on Northview that Ajax can’t take off. MLK will do the same to McNair and likewise Buford to Lovett. As far as Sequoyah-Hillgrove, I know nothing about either school. I believe McEachern-Woodstock is probably the best metro matchup this week. South Gwinnett names the score against Meadowcreek & the Grayson-Dacula tilt will NOT be decided on the final play of the game (as Dacula’s first 2 games were)
Would be interested in Carver-Columbus-NSWR game. Probably the best game in the state.

AJC Sports

September 10th, 2009
12:59 pm

SportsFan31313 — You misunderstand. The games listed on this board are those we’ll have various writers covering Friday night. Michael Carvell isn’t previewing those games. He’ll just log on from the Peachtree Ridge game (unless lack of wi-fi prevents it, which can happen) and report from there and try to answer some fans’ questions.

The GHSF Daily staff is handling our previews this season and here are the 10 games for Week 3 that they’ve deemed those not to be missed. You’ll see that they cover both metro Atlanta and the State of Georgia.

We’d say it’s a pretty unbiased list. But you may feel differently. At any rate, your beef would be with the GHSF Daily staff, not Carvell.

john

September 10th, 2009
1:35 pm

fitz/worth……I guess fitz 2nd string will get alot of playing time AGAIN…will fitz get tested in the regular season????fitz seems to have a better D this year, offense can not be stopped.

CAMDEN COUNTY WILDCAT!!!!!

September 10th, 2009
1:49 pm

HEY LOOK OUT FOR THE CAMDEN COUNTY WILDCATS ON ESPN U, TOMORROW NIGHT, AZ WE TAKE ON THE HOOVER BUCCENEERS, OF ALABAMA!!!! CANT WAIT, ITS GONNA BE A GOOD GAME!!!! HOOVER IS LOOKING FOR REVENGE AGAINST US AFTER LAST YEAR WE DEFEATED THEM AT THEIR HOME TURF….NOW YALL CAN SEE WHAT TYPE OF TALENT CAMDEN COUNTY HAS AND NOW WE HAVE ALL OF OUR STARTERS BACK FROM SUSPENTION, DUE TO DISIPLINARY REASON’S….THE BOY IN THE BLUE IS BACK!!!!!

Wolverine2Blazer

September 10th, 2009
1:50 pm

I’ve gotta agree with my new southern brothers. Woodstock-McEachern and CC-NSWR are by far the top games in the state. I’m not sure about the NSWR game, but I know that the winner of the Wood-McE game is going to be favored to win the region. Just wish I could make it up to see it. I wanta throw in Camden-Hoover game as the 3rd best game. Not sure about #4. Any body got anything so we can make the REAL, er the Fan’s top 4 games of the week. haha

Reeze

September 10th, 2009
2:13 pm

Peachtree Ridge destroying Northview is your live chat game and you’ve got MaCeahern at Woodstock probably battling for the region title?….Im with sportsfan 31313…You can’t be serious

Reeze

September 10th, 2009
2:30 pm

Wolverine2Blazer………Your game with MaCeahern is the #1 game this week due to it’s implications,this game might turn out to be the #1 game of the year………Followed by Burke and Statesboro ,Northside/Carver and the game everyone seems to be forgeting about Peach Co and Baldwin.

HeadEast

September 10th, 2009
2:31 pm

Lowndes rocks! I’m with Reeze and the rest. Northview lost by 27 to Marietta so the Ridge game is a certain blowout. I know they don’t like to get too far OTP (outside the perimeter for our southern friends) but I think Woodstock is closer to downtown than Suwanee! I don’t really have a dog in this fight but I’ll pull for the Woodstock Woodys using my ABC (Anything But Cobb) approach. We non-Cobb teams have to stick together. Besides there’s something about the slim possibility of 9-0 EP at 9-0 Woodstock to end the season that I really like.

HeadEast

September 10th, 2009
2:43 pm

Lowndes rolls! Meanwhile, back in the BONEYARD, they’re loading the cannon and getting the water ready because that barrel really heats up when you shoot it off so much! The S Cobb Eaglettes (the real eagles in the region are at Etowah) are flying in for a brief and extremely painful visit. I’m pretty sure there will be more band moms than football fans on the visitors side. One thing I’m absolutely sure of, I won’t get any blowback from S Cobb fans because none of them can read or write! It says here Raiders 44 – S Cobb Eaglettes, thanks for coming!!!!! here comes the boom, here comes the boom, here comes the ….

SouthGARules

September 10th, 2009
3:00 pm

Sports Fan 31313: Chip has picked Houston Co. over Bradwell this week. Give me your feedback, please.

Grayson Student

September 10th, 2009
3:08 pm

Im still not sure how you could argue grayson is overrated at this point

Reeze

September 10th, 2009
3:16 pm

SouthGARules …….Hoco’s Running attack and defense is a lot better than the last couple season’s…..They shouldn’t have any problems with Bradwell

atl1netime

September 10th, 2009
3:17 pm

All I know is McEachern 2-0 (AAAAA) and Hillgrove 2-0(AAAA) are only 1/4 mile away from each other and both look to go deep into the playoffs…………POWDER SPRINGS FOOTBALL is on the rise….watch out.

SERIOUS GRAYSON HATER

September 10th, 2009
3:32 pm

Grayson is DEFINITELY overrated and I can’t wait til next week when South Gwinnett proves it!!

SportsFan31313

September 10th, 2009
4:57 pm

Greetings AJC Sports,

Thanks for the update. I will definitely tune into the Camden County / Hoover Ala game on Espn.

SportsFan31313

September 10th, 2009
5:06 pm

Greetings SouthGaRules,

I see that Chip Saye has picked Houston County over Bradwell Institute. I am a Bradwell Institute fan by far, but I am also a realist. I don’t think that Bradwell Institute has ever beaten Houston County, and I stand to be corrected if I am wrong. Bradwell Institute is a fairly young team with new players on a rebuilding year. However; this young inexperienced team is playing better than the team of last year. They are 2-0 this as compared to last year, Bradwell Institute went 0-2 the beginning of the season due to injuries at the beginning of last year’s season. But Bradwell Institute ended up with a strong come back winning 7 seven games in row losing only to the last regular season game to Region3-AAAAA Champions Camden County who went on to win the State Championship. Bradwell Institute Defense this year is very fast and physical, just like the teams from Region1-AAAAA. They are getting better every week. So this year, I am going to give the edge to Bradwell Institute because of their defense, and them having home field advantage. This will be a very hard hitting game. This game will be determine by defense.

SportsFan31313

September 10th, 2009
5:08 pm

Reeze,

I disagree with you. I’m giving Bradwell Institute the edge because of their defense as well, and home field advantage.

GAFB

September 10th, 2009
5:23 pm

there is no way south gwinnett will beat grayson. nuff said

haha.Grayson

September 10th, 2009
5:23 pm

team isn’t overrated one bit, in fact im surprised they went down in the national rankings after shutting out warner robbins. what is overrated is yall’s announcer: “G-r-r-r-r-r-r-r-r-r-a-y-y-y-y-son”, he sounds like he ate too many beans for dinner last night

SERIOUS GRAYSON HATER

September 10th, 2009
5:31 pm

GAFB: WE will see if nuff said come next Friday night and haha.Grayson. Big deal ya won by 10 points!! 10 count them 10!! That ain’t saying a whole lot. Yall really are just squeaking by with a W and I am waiting for someone to really sock it to ya!!

The Cannon Rules!!

September 10th, 2009
5:54 pm

HeadEast…

The Cannon is loaded and ready for tomorrow night at “THE BONEYARD”, I am a bit curious about this years South Cobb team…they lost 14 / 6 to Campbell in their opener then BEAT Kennesaw Mountain 21 / 0 !!! Those type scores scare me a bit and I hope EAST is not looking past South Cobb to next weeks McEachern game.

and to “Wolverine2Blazer”…Regardless who wins the Woodstock / McEachern game tomorrow night the winner of that game WILL NOT be favored to win the division!!! BOTH of these teams still have to play EAST PAULDING’S RAIDERS…and our Raiders may be 9/0 going into that last week when we travel TO WOODSTOCK!!!

But the COUNTDOWN IS on for 5A-AAAAA and that noise South Cobb is hearing already IS NOT THUNDER…TICK…TICK…TICK…BOOOOOOOOOOM!!!

GO RAIDERS!!!!!

TJ

September 10th, 2009
6:23 pm

Has anyone scored a lot of points on Warner Robins yet? That is a stout defense. May say Grayson offense is down, but is it really? Lets watch and see if Warner Robins beats up offense this week and if Grayson puts up points on Dacula to determine things a bit more. What has been seen the last 2 weeks is Grayson’s defense dominating the other teams. Has South played a solid defense yet. I think not. With that defense Grayson is at least in the top 10 in the state.

I hope Camden changes the QB or they will get torn apart this week! They will really fall in the standings then.

Shoneybear

September 10th, 2009
7:11 pm

Good luck Woodstock hope we will meet in Playoff Camden Wildcat Fan Go Cats Hoover Alabama 10 Camden Wildcat 34

SouthGARules

September 10th, 2009
7:37 pm

TJ: I don’t think this weekend is a true barometer for Warner Robins. They play Beach of Savannah Saturday night. In hoops, I would take Beach, but in football, Warner Robins rolls. Warner Robins keyed on Ean Pemberton all night. Grayson moved the ball between the 20’s all night, but missed FG’s & losing the ball on downs did not help. Grayson will be fine. I don’t see anyone beating them in regular season.
Sportsfan 31313 & Reeze: Thanks for the input on Houston Co & Bradwell.

GAFB

September 10th, 2009
7:40 pm

Haha okay!!! your an idiot. wow. if you think that grayson will lose to south. South beat a Norcross team that is not that good this year. Let’s not get carried away. I mean it could happen but I highly doubt it.

Wolverine2Blazer

September 10th, 2009
8:42 pm

Well Cannon, it seems that we’ve finally found something we dont agree on. The sound that Region 5 is hearing isn’t your ticking alarm clock, but the sound’s of hell’s bells eminating from deep within the Rock, beating like the heart of the Woodshed, waiting to open up the gates and RELEASE THE FURY of the mighty Wolverines within. Dont forget ya’ll have gotta come to us too.

Wolverine Fan

September 10th, 2009
9:01 pm

Thanks Shoneybear……..it was a great trip to Camden last year…very friendly fans and a great atmosphere.

Raider from the Start

September 10th, 2009
10:05 pm

I’ll tell you CANNON … S Cobb is a team that can easily be overlooked…that is…until they are looking back at you in their rear view mirror after running over you. I worry about the same thing. The best thing going for East in that regard is the week off prior to the game. They’ve had time to look ahead, watch some films from both teams and get focused on tomorrow.
I think they roll and the cannon roars!

Hoya Chuck

September 10th, 2009
11:25 pm

Here’s the deal…McEachern crushes Woodstock; Woodstock crushes East Paulding; Harrison crushes East Paulding; and the top 4 in 5AAAAA is…..McEachern, Woodstock, Harrison & Etowah!! Kool-Aid anyone?

eastside

September 11th, 2009
1:27 am

LIONS WILL KILL ANY TEAM IN GA AND WILL SHOW IT IN DECEMBER. WEEK 3 IS JUST A WARM UP

Wolverine2Blazer

September 11th, 2009
2:21 am

Shoneybear, I’m with my fellow Wolverine even if i dont know who it is. The Camden game was a great game last year and its something i’ll never forget. And not just cuz it was my final game. Ya’ll got a great program down there. Or overthere sense i’m in Valdosta now. haha. I’ve got nothing but praise for ya’ll and hope ya’ll whoop up on Hoover.
Hoya Chuck, I dont really thing that the McE-Wood-East games will be blowouts. They’re all 3 great teams. Woodstock and East both have to great of D’s to be lighted up. Not really sure about McE but i’m sure it isn’t to shabby. I think that this friday’s Wood-McE and the East-McE in a few weeks will shead alot of light onto who’s going to be the top 3. I must say though. That Week 11 game of undefeted East and Woodstock does sound pretty amazing.

wolverine fan

September 11th, 2009
6:39 am

Wolverine2blazer………Here’s a hint………DM’s dad.

Alan Ulman

September 11th, 2009
7:06 am

A little blast from DeKalb County’s past: http://briarcliffbarons.blogspot.com

The Cannon Rules!

September 11th, 2009
7:11 am

Hoya Chuck…

I wish that McEachern / Woodstock game had fell on EAST bye week I would have loved to gone to see it. I don’t think last week was a fluke and I will be shocked if McEachern “crushes” Woodstock…Last year Woodstock came to “THE BONEYARD” and beat the Raiders…they are well coached and will be even tougher AT HOME…for McEachern to win they will have to play close to perfect all night. It may come down to a special team play from some of that “speed” we been hearing McEachern has this year.

As far as Harrison “crushing” EAST…You forget SOOOOO easy how hard fought last years EAST / HARRISON game was. You saw EAST only one time and that night EAST BEAT ITSELF!!! You forget how “BEAT – UP” Harrison was in the weeks following the EAST game…Ya’ll LOST 2 of the next 3 games with players so bruised and banged up they needed weeks to recover from the beating they took from the EAST “D”!!! This year the Hoya “pups” come to “THE BONEYARD”…WELCOME TO REALITY!!!

EAST loyality aside if Harrison finishes above 500 this year it will be a a stroke of luck…the look of 5A-AAAAA has changes and you will hear a fan favorite all year….4th Quarter Raider Quarter!!!! as our Raiders finish off team after team on their march to the Division title!!!

TICK…TICK…TICK…BOOOOOOOOOM!!!!! GO RAIDERS!!!!!

SouthGARules

September 11th, 2009
8:54 am

Michael: Just read your article on the top active coaches in GA. Would like to point something out to you.
There have been 3 Heisman Trphy winners that played HS ball in GA. In addition to Charlie Ward (TCC), there is Herschel Walker (Johnson Co.) & George Rogers (Duluth).

Coweta county

September 11th, 2009
8:57 am

Northgate can take Banneker tonite. Play team ball. Do not go back to daddy ball or Little Bobby ball. Go Nortgate.

SportsFan31313

September 11th, 2009
10:43 am

SouthGaRules,

Chip Saye had this to say:

Chip

September 10th, 2009
10:35 pm

For what it’s worth, three of the games you guys have mentioned (Burke vs. Statesboro, Houston vs. Bradwell, and Whitewater vs. Mays) were some of the ones I struggled most with this week. I do think Burke County, in particular, is very good. If they beat Statesboro, I’m on board big-time. Wins by Mays and Bradwell wouldn’t surprise me one bit either. And I didn’t think Hiram would beat Washington, either.

SportsFan31313

September 11th, 2009
10:44 am

How is the East Coweta Football doing tis year?

Kayla Jones

September 11th, 2009
12:00 pm

Grayson is Definitely on a mission this year. We’re back and stroger than ever. We have one thing on our mind and that is STATE. Defeat the others to get to the top. it ONE TEAM ONE DREAM, baby. Go RAMS!!!! Check us out at Dcaula tonight at 7:30.

George Gipp

September 11th, 2009
12:29 pm

Prediction for 9/18/2009, Grayson 35, South Gwinnett 10. SG hasn’t played anyone and their fans act like they’re the best team in the state. They are in for a very rude awakening. With all the smack they’re talking, this game will get bloody early.

SportsFan31313

September 11th, 2009
12:43 pm

Grayson is not over rated. They are a pretty good team. But I doubt that it could beat Lowndes County this year. It will be a toss up between Peachtree Ridge and Grayson. Peachtree Ridge beat them last year remember. Peachtree Ridge?????? I don’t know as of yet. They got blown away by Perinnial Power Lowndes County did’nt they? But out of all fairness, No one will beat Lowndes County This year. Those Plow Boys are too Big, too Fast, Too Physical. This Team is the Camden County Team of last year. But I would’nt count out Peachtree yet.

h s sports fan

September 11th, 2009
1:11 pm

What is it with the stupid cannons? Several high schools seem to be using them in the state. I guess it would be more “dramatic” if only one school were using them, but good grief, it seems pretty cheesey to me. Do the high schools that have the cannons not have bands to play after scores are made? It’s all a mystery to me.

HeadEast

September 11th, 2009
1:13 pm

Hoya Chuck – You’re going below 500 tonight. You’ll probably rally the next two weeks but then Woodstock at home and EP and MAC on the road will put you sub 500 for the season. You beat EP last year because we self-destructed with a fumbled punt and Robbie G was great on O and D. This year you got nothing after the turnipseed kid and he’s not enough…no playoffs for you.

Wolverine Fan

September 11th, 2009
1:28 pm

Cannons are OK….But there is nothing like the Woodshed..