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It’s Week Four of HIGH SCHOOL FOOTBALL. Whenever possible, AJC high schools beat writer Michael Carvell will try to blog live 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 4 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 4 SCOREBOARD: CLICK HERE to see the Week 4 results.

See what AJC high schools beat reporter Michael Carvell says about Friday’s South Gwinnett-Grayson game and who’s looking tough in Class AAAAA around metro Atlanta in his new VIDEO BLOG…

Here are the Week Four games you can find stories and photos for on…

South Gwinnett vs. Grayson | Photos
East Paulding vs. McEachern | Photos
Grady vs. Washington | Photos
Lovett vs. Towers | Photos

Don’t forget to check out our roundups from around the metro area. Here they are…

Carver-Atlanta vs. St. Pius
Mt. Zion-Jonesboro vs. Griffin
Carrollton vs. Whitewater
Cartersville vs. Westminster
East Coweta vs. Creekside
Lakeside vs. SW DeKalb
Tucker vs. Miller Grove
Woodland-Stockbridge vs. Jackson-Atlanta
Norcross vs. North Gwinnett
Dacula vs. Central Gwinnett
Kell vs. Roswell

WEEK 4 SCOREBOARD: CLICK HERE to see the Week 4 results.

Weekend topic: Which winless team should absolutely NOT be winless?

405 comments Add your comment

wolverine fan

September 16th, 2009
12:32 pm

Man if my Wolverines dis not have a game Friday I think the EP @ McEarchern game would be worth the price of admission.


September 16th, 2009
12:51 pm

Valdosta will upset NSWR, but I wouldn’t call that a HUGE upset.


September 16th, 2009
3:54 pm

wolverine fan…

Should be a “Barn Burner” the EAST crowd is FIRED up for this game and it could only be better if we were playing at home in “THE BONEYARD”. Powder Town is VERY close to EAST “as the crow flies” I still think we can fire the CANNON at home and hear it at McEachern…Hmmmmmmmmmmm!!!!!

Here’s hoping for good weather (prediction is for 60% chance of rain) and for good referee calls on both sides of the ball…Let the players play and determine the games outcome.


1 5 aye man

September 16th, 2009
4:24 pm

THE VALDOSTA Eagles will defeat the NORthside wildcats this friday.

Wolverine Fan

September 16th, 2009
5:57 pm

Cannon Rules……Hope your DB’s are ready.


September 16th, 2009
6:32 pm

4 very good games to report on this week. Interesting story lines. Will South step up and be a player in Region 8-AAAAA? Will Lovett suffer a letdown after beating almighty Buford last week? Will Grady improve to 4-0? Who will get a leg up on the Region 5-AAAAA playoff race? Among other games in the state, will Houston County get a region win tomorrow night? How bad will Lowndes get it done in the “Pigpen”?
Will Valdosta step up? Will Norcross continue the turnaround? Will the Demons hold serve at home?
I think Lovett could be prime for an upset Friday night.


September 16th, 2009
7:28 pm



September 16th, 2009
8:35 pm

Another good game just outside the metro area will be Clarke Central @ Apalachee. This could see who gets a leg up in Region 8-AAAA.

Big SWD Boy

September 16th, 2009
8:43 pm

I really truly hopes miller grove pulls an upset this week its a far shot but we need our #1 spot back if MG cant help us we will just wait until the Tucker game.


September 16th, 2009
10:03 pm

GOMAYSGO…I can’t figure it out either…they leave me scratching my head! MAYS High has all kinds of talent and true guts…I – for the life of me – can not understand why we can’t get any love from the ATLANTA JC….I guess they prefer to keep going to the outskirts to search for stories when the true Cinderella story is right here in the ATL….

Grayson Student

September 16th, 2009
10:05 pm

Very excited for grayson-south… should be fun plus its forecasted to rain!


September 17th, 2009
4:39 am

“The truth hurts” so it is said, but I have to be honest. I pride myself on being a good evaluator of my alma maters talent from year to year. Yes I played for the mighty Bears back in the day, but i’m old enough now to separate reality from optimistic dreams. I’m sure most of you read my comment earlier about the speed and talent level of Griffin High this year, and that It saddens me to have to pick them to lose to a big and fast Mt. Zion team this Friday in the Bears own Back yard. We will have to bring an all out assault from the newly daunted “Air-Bear” arsenal, compiled with a rousing vocal shell shocking from the great Griffin high Fans who always turn up and are ready to rock! Coach Devo will have the whole teams necks bowed out and primed for some Bulldog bashing. I expect a real gnashing and grinding affair this time…Mt zion should prevail however if my prognostication and scouting is right…I sure would like to be wrong this time….I do Love those Might Bears and want to give kudos to a staunch group of players in clayco at Mt. Zion . I think they are underarated and the Bears are actually overrated. PROVE ME WRONG GUYS!! it sure wont be the first time…. May the best team win, Go BEARS!

Sorry Mays

September 17th, 2009
6:03 am

Yeah I know everyone ignores Mays, but in order to be hyped up, you have to have beaten a well-ranked team, or have a great past history. Mays might have demolished everyone they’ve played, but their ranking isn’t going to change unless they beat a traditional powerhouse.

1 5 A fan

September 17th, 2009
6:22 am

AJC sports. Who do you guys think will come out on top in the Coffee/Houston game?


September 17th, 2009
9:07 am

tucker beats miller grove by at least 30


September 17th, 2009
9:17 am

“THE CANNON RULES!!!!” You better hope EP brings more than just fans your players better show up with some game ready to play F.Y.I we aint South Cobb


September 17th, 2009
11:17 am

I believe that Houston county will beat Coffee County this year…..

Go Mays

September 17th, 2009
12:43 pm

Mays high can’t get no love………wats going on


September 17th, 2009
2:54 pm

When will East Coweta get some love?? AJC needs to cover more of these Coweta County games….its not like we are 60 miles down the road.

Big Dawg

September 17th, 2009
3:00 pm

Don’t let the AA Decatur team fool ya. They are willing and ready to hand Hillgrove a Homecoming nightmare. That Bulldog D is shutting things down. That triple option is in triple digit trouble.


September 17th, 2009
3:30 pm

Mays High please stop embarassing yourself on this blog about getting some love and respect. Here is the secret: BEAT A REALLY GOOD RANKED TEAM! GO DEEP INTO THE PLAYOFFS, OR WIN THE STATE TITLE. RESPECT IS EARNED ON THE FIELD COMING OUT ON TOP AGAINST THE TOP TEAMS. NOW YOU KNOW.

hawk man

September 17th, 2009
4:16 pm

Hillgrove May be a new school but they just beat up two of your premier schools in the past 2 weeks. This is a AAAA top five team regardless of the lack of past credentials, they deserve to be there. Decatur get ready for a country butt wooping . GOOOO!!!!!!! HAWKS!!!!!!!!!


September 17th, 2009
5:46 pm

indians 09,

your also not EP. the raiders can have a clear head going into this one because they taught mceachern how to play football last season. this season it looks like mceachern is wanting to try and get on EP’s level, it won’t be easy.


September 17th, 2009
6:10 pm

Cannon, Fan is right. Your DBs better be ready, heck, your entire D better be on its toes.

Wolverine Fan, the EP McE would def be worth the price. Though if i weren’t coming home tomorrow I’d prob be going to NSWR- ‘dosta game. Can’t wait to see me some good ole Woodstock football again. haha


September 17th, 2009
7:00 pm

**31313** I think Coach Eldridge has a couple of cards up his sleeve, Regardless, I’m sure excited about the game. Let’s think good thoughts to keep the young men safe from any major injuries.


September 17th, 2009
7:20 pm

Mays—I witnessed your game last week over WHITEWATER… and I must say that your team does NOT belong in the top ten, or for that matter the top one-hundred & ten! They are so very undisciplined and not fundamentally sound what-so ever! They really need A coach who can do A better job with this bunch! They are lacking at all the skills positions and they are not fun to watch. They look like A B-team or something! SORRY…A lie dont care who tells it!


September 17th, 2009
7:35 pm

make sure your High School team is on, its the espn of highschool sports

Bernie Matt

September 17th, 2009
7:52 pm

Mays does not deserve to be ranked. Schools are generally ranked because of their program more so than 1 or 2 good years. Until Mays gets a head coach, like they had in Solomon, who knows how to develop a program, Mays will never get any respect. Come to a Mays practice and you will not see any coaching or teaching going on with the JV. This is supposed to be the future of the program, but the coaches don’t even care about playing JV games. They have already had 2 of their 3 games cancelled this year. I think the coach just wants to win a few games and position himself to get a job at another school. MAYS DON’T DESERVE RESPECT FROM AJC UNTIL THEY MAKE A REAL COMMITMENT TO THEIR PROGRAM!!

will Jones II

September 17th, 2009
8:47 pm

any body got an update to the 4AAAA GAMES TONIGHT?


September 17th, 2009
9:38 pm

FINAL Coffee 16- Houston 2.

Torrential rain all night. Obviously a defensive struggle. Coffee Returned an interception for TD with a couple of minutes left. Score was 3-2 for a couple of quarters. Wierd. Like a baseball game.

Well guys the first 1AAAAA game is in the books. Sort of glad that I’ll be able to just sit back and watch and read tomorrow night. Good luck to everyone.


September 17th, 2009
9:45 pm

INDIANS09…… Yeah, And we can run and throw unlike anyone you will see this year… Hey, but if you can stop us thats fine!!!!! You have all the respect of us RAIDER FANS


1 5 A fan

September 17th, 2009
10:11 pm

Good win on the road for Coffe tonight.16-2 over the mud and rain tonight, wish I could have ben there.


September 17th, 2009
11:01 pm

Dutchtown is a beast beating Jonesboro 20-0. Watch out they showing people how to run with the big Dogs!!! Who want some. I think they win region and state. NO biggie.


September 17th, 2009
11:53 pm

@Bernie Matt and K-Man…sounds like your son must not have gotten on the field yet for you to have that much hate for the Columbia Blue and Gold on the HILL……I will pray for you and the hater-aide you are drinking….I will also remember to add something extra to it the next time!!!!! LOL


September 18th, 2009
12:06 am

Rain down here was nasty tonight. Props to all the teams who played. Must of been some good ole fashion ball out there tonight. Though I do hope it doesn’t rain tomorrow night up in Atlanta. haha

BTW #32

September 18th, 2009
12:22 am

man yawl is really sleepin on washington im tellin you we not losen no more games we 2-1 right now and 1-0 in our region and tommorow nite at 8:00 u will see grady knights get beat bad im number 32 watch out grady cuz here we cum 4real…………

Packer Fan Of Moultrie

September 18th, 2009
2:17 am

Colquitt County Packers will upset #1 Ranked Lowndes; Colquitt County is a very talented and very scary team to very successful programs because of their history to play spoiler. Colquitt County you cannot fall apart early; if they do what they were program to do Colquitt should come out on top; if not then you should see Lowndes continue on their High Points Mission.


September 18th, 2009
3:08 am

Packer Fan of Moultrie

Lowndes will win that game by 30! Their defense is way too stong and your QB will not have time to set up and throw. Those screens ya’ll throw…..well I tell you what you’ll find out in a few hours what’s about to happen. Best of luck though.

Cane Daddy

September 18th, 2009
7:44 am

It’s gonna be a great game tonight in the Bears Den. Both Griffin & Mt. Zion-Jonesboro have quality teams. Looking for a hugh crowd. Better get there early as parking can be a little difficult. Vistor stands recently reburbished with some work still on-going but better than last year. Rain-rain-go-away! Go BEARS…


September 18th, 2009
9:35 am

Watch out for those Grady Knights they are at it again..flying under the radar for last couple of years..Coach Millen doing a great job….go Knights……class 97

Decatur 4 Life

September 18th, 2009
9:40 am


It has nothing to do with championships or playoff appearances the year before. I do agree that it has a lot do with who you’re playing currently. Once they start to win against some ranked or good teams, they’ll get some props. (Although I thought Whitewater was a good win for them)Thats how you gain recognition not by what someone’s done before you, it’s time we stop ranking on tradition and base it on what it’s really about how a team is playing currently. It’s a lot of teams ranked that haven’t won a championship. That’s the reason college football rankings are jacked up, too many traditional favorites.


September 18th, 2009
10:42 am

@Decatur 4 Life….you said a mouthful and a true mouthful at that!


September 18th, 2009
11:31 am

Decatur 4 Life…I am glad that we all agree now. Since Stephenson has not played one ranked team or one team above AAA, Stephenson should stop whining about where they are ranked. You said it. Rankings should be based upon “how a team is playing” today. Right?

Therefore, a DeKalb homer like you would have to agree that Stephenson has accomplished nothing to even be ranked in the top 10. Beating two bad AAA programs does not merit being ranked when Stephenson could have played a strong out of region schedule. Instead, they are playing the same type of schedule which got them beat by a 4th place Region 1-AAAAA team in the 1st Round last year.

This is one of the worst Ware County (a AAAA program from South Georgia) teams in this past decade. I am telling you guys. Stephenson is on “upset alert” at 1-2 Ware County. If any of you DeKalb County guys want to witness first hand how a community gets behind a team travel with Stephenson to Waycross, GA tonight. You could also travel to any Region 1-AAAAA game, especially the Northside-Warner Robins at Valdosta game.


September 18th, 2009
11:54 am

Greetings TrojanDude,

You know, I watched the excerpts of the Houston County / Bradwell Institute game because I was at the Hoover / Camden County game. LOL…. Houston County has a strong full back that knows how to run with the ball. That is what gave Bradwell Institute the problem in addition to Bradwell Institute having a very young, and inexperienced front line. They (Houston County) had Bradwell Institute 19-0 in the first half. Bradwell didn’t begin to get into their groove until the fourth quarter, and by then it was too late. Houston County looked just as sluggish as Bradwell Institute did, and with them playing in Region 1-AAAAA, I don’t see them ( Houston County) beating Lowndes County, Colquitt County, and Northside Warner Robbins. As far as Coffee County goes, well it’ s a toss up. I haven’t seen Coffee County this year, but I heard that they are also on a rebuilding year. I’m going to go out on a limb and say that Houston County will beat Coffee County giving that Houston County has the Home Field Advantage with their fan base to cheer them on.


September 18th, 2009
11:58 am


I believe you will have your hands full this week going to Valdosta. Those Valdosta Wildcats look very good this year, and their convincingly beating their opponents. I don’t think that Northside has ever beaten Valdosta in Nick Hyder / Wright Bazemore Stadium. Correct me if I am wrong. I’m giving the edge to Valdosta. Good Luck tonight down there in Winnersville!!!!!!!!!


September 18th, 2009
12:01 pm

Greetings 1 5 A Fan,

I just gave it. Now you have it from me…..


September 18th, 2009
12:04 pm

Hey TrojanDude,

My prayers goes out for a safe, and good sportsmanship football game tonight between Houston County, and Coffee County…..


September 18th, 2009
12:19 pm

fact is, mceachern has too much speed on offense for EP to contain while overpowering them with Bennet at the same time. offensively EP may put up 21 points with their balanced pro-style offense but in the end 21 points will not beat mceachern’s high powered offense. McEachern’s WR core and DB core are the keys to their success tonight. WAR EAGLE


September 18th, 2009
2:47 pm

MAYS ALUM @ DECATUR 4 LIFE…I am really not trying to bad-mouth MAYS football…but I just dont believe in being dishonest! I like the blue @ gold…but I just dont think they belong in the top ten after watching them last week. Can you true-blue fans say that you are REALLY REALLY SATISFIED with that win last week? If you are…youre in for A rude awakening @ dissapointment when you play A sound football team! WHERE do you think you belong in the top ten? What teams could you actually beat in the top ten? I would really like to know.


September 18th, 2009
3:06 pm

MAYS—your band is kicking…they are really good! I was proud to see an all black band play very well together without doing all of that unorganized nasty dancing! GOOD JOB on that note. Your almost as good as SOUTHWEST DEKALB. If your football team was as good as the band…then they would belong in the top ten rankings for sure!