The Georgia High School Football Daily’s Weekend Predictions: Who’s winning and losing in Week Four

By CHIP SAYE
For the AJC

My apologies to Burke County.
Actually, there are 43 teams in the state that I owe an apology, 43 teams that I didn’t believe could win their games last weekend. Sorry, Lakeside-DeKalb. I was wrong, Mays. Those were two of my biggest errors.
But the Burke County pick is the one that sticks with me.
Last week I said “the Bears likely won’t have enough to take down Statesboro.” I took a lot of grief for that, even though I also said, “Burke County has impressed in its first two games.”
It wasn’t that I didn’t think Burke County was good. I just thought Statesboro was better. The Bears proved me wrong 35-17, and now I’m on board. That doesn’t mean I’ll pick them to win every week. The remaining schedule is brutal, but I’ll be picking them a lot more often than not. I know they won’t lose this week – Burke County takes the week off before playing Brunswick on Sept. 25 (sneak preview – I’m going with the Bears).
As for Lovett, it wasn’t so much that I had no faith in you. It’s just that I would have taken Buford over anyone on its schedule and will continue to do so. So congratulations to the Lions.
With that out of the way, we look ahead to this week’s games. And even though it’s still early, some will go a long way in determining region champions.
East Paulding at McEachern: The thinking going into the season was that the top three challengers for the Region 5-AAAAA title would be Etowah, Woodstock and East Paulding, with McEachern being the sleeper. Well, it looks like somebody woke up McEachern, which now has two down and one to go. The Indians crushed Etowah in the region opener, then rallied in dramatic fashion to beat Woodstock. McEachern clears the final hurdle tonight at home and then cruises to the 5-AAAAA championship.
South Gwinnett at Grayson: Grayson was the overwhelming choice to win Region 8-AAAAA, and it hasn’t disappointed in its 3-0 start. South Gwinnett, on the other hand, came into the year off a 4-6, non-playoff season in 2008. But South Gwinnett is acting like it wants to move past Parkview and Brookwood as Grayson’s top challenger in the region. The Comets have scored 49 points in each of their three games, but Grayson has allowed only 3.3 points per game. Something has to give, and I think it will be South Gwinnett’s scoring spree. Grayson gets a big leg up in the region race by winning at home.

Mount Zion-Jonesboro at Griffin: Both teams had nice playoff runs last season, but both finished behind North Clayton in Region 4-AAAA. All three teams are ranked this season, and Mount Zion and Griffin both have to deal with North Clayton later, so this game won’t settle everything. But the winner will be set up for a potential region championship game down the road. I’m going with Griffin. The Bears play North Clayton on Oct. 9.

Elsewhere:

Four undefeated teams from Region 1-AAAAA go head-to-head Friday night.

Take Lowndes over Colquitt County and Northside-Warner Robins over Valdosta … Carver-Columbus, formerly No. 1 in Class AAA, and Baldwin, formerly No. 4, both lost last week. Expect Carver to bounce back at home.

… Peachtree Ridge should improve to 3-1, but it is likely to get a good test from a 3-0 North Forsyth team.

The weekend predictions
Last week: 137-43 (.761); Overall: 399-127 (.759)

Friday
Winner / Loser
Alcovy /Stockbridge
Allatoona / N. Cobb Christian
Appling Co. / Jeff Davis
Aquinas / Georgia Military
Armuchee / Model
Athens Christian/Glascock Co.
Bacon Co. / Randolph-Clay
Bainbridge/Harris Co.
Banks Co./Rabun Co.
Banneker/Douglas Co.
Blessed Trinity/Wash.-Wilkes
Brooks Co./Turner Co.
Brookstone/Taylor Co.
Brunswick/Savannah
Carrollton/Whitewater
Carver-Col./Baldwin
Cedar Grove/Columbia
Cedar Shoals/Madison Co.
Central-Carroll/Coosa
Chamblee/Lithonia
Chapel Hill/Riverdale
Charlton Co./Tattnall Co.
Chattahoochee/South Forsyth
Chattahoochee Co./Central-Talb.
Chattooga/Cedartown
Clarke Central/Apalachee
Claxton/Hawkinsville
Clinch Co./Calhoun Co.
Collins Hill/Northview
Creekview/West Forsyth
Cross Creek/Butler
Dacula/Central Gwinnett
Dalton/Murray Co.
Dougherty/Worth Co.
Dublin/Dodge Co.
Dunwoody/Clarkston
East Coweta/Creekside
East Jackson/Union Co.
Effingham Co./Windsor Forest
ECI/Wheeler Co.
Etowah/Cherokee
Evans/Harlem
Fannin Co./Dawson Co.
Flowery Branch/Chestatee
Gainesville/North Hall
Gilmer/East Hall
Gordon Central/Trion
Grady/Washington
Grayson/South Gwinnett
Greenville/Taylor Co.
Griffin/Mt. Zion-Jonesboro
Groves/Wayne Co.
Hardaway/Lee Co.
Harrison/South Cobb
Heard Co./Pike Co.
Hephzibah/Westside-Aug.
Heritage-Conyers/Winder-Barrow
Hillgrove/Decatur
Hiram/Northgate
Holy Innocents’/SW Atl. Christian
Irwin Co./Portal
Jackson/Rutland
Jackson Co./Prince Avenue
Jefferson/Oglethorpe Co.
Jefferson Co./Bleckley Co.
Johns Creek/Langston Hughes
Johnson Co./Metter
LaFayette/Lakeview-Ft. Ogle.
LaGrange/Central-Macon
Lakeside-Evans/Glenn Hills
Landmark Christian/O.L. of Mercy
Lassiter/Campbell
Loganville/Habersham Central
Lovejoy/Pebblebrook
Lovett/Towers
Lowndes/Colquitt Co.
Luella/Fayette Co.
Macon Co./Lamar Co.
Manchester/Crawford Co.
Marion Co./Stewart Co.
Marist/North Springs
Mays/Alexander
McEachern/East Paulding
McIntosh/Northside-Col.
McIntosh Co. Acad./Long Co.
Mill Creek/Duluth
Miller Co./Lanier Co.
Milton/Alpharetta
Monroe/Crisp Co.
Monticello/Hancock Central
Mount Paran/Locust Grove
Mt. Zion-Carroll/Hebron Christian
Newnan/Morrow
North Cobb/Kennesaw Mountain
North Gwinnett/Norcross
North Oconee/Riverside Military
Northside-W.R./Valdosta
NW Whitfield/Woodland-Bartow
Parkview/Meadowcreek
Paulding Co./Haralson Co.
Peachtree Ridge/North Forsyth
Pickens/Johnson-Gaines.
Pope/Centennial
Ringgold/South Paulding
Rockmart/Dade Co.
Rome/Cass
Roswell/Kell
St. Pius/Carver-Atlanta
Salem/Monroe Area
Sandy Creek/Osborne
Screven Co./Toombs Co.
Seminole Co./Atkinson Co.
Shiloh/Berkmar
Social Circle/North Paulding
Sonoraville/Temple
South Effingham/Beach
SE Whitfield/Heritage-Catoosa
SW DeKalb/Lakeside-DeKalb
Spalding/Eagle’s Landing
Sprayberry/Starr’s Mill
Statesboro/Thomson
Stephenson/Ware Co.
Swainsboro/East Laurens
Terrell Co./Pelham
Thomas Co. Central/Upson-Lee
Treutlen/Montgomery Co.
Tucker/Miller Grove
Vidalia/SE Bulloch
Villa Rica/Lithia Springs
Warner Robins/Tift Co.
Warren Co./Dooly Co.
Walton/Wheeler
West Laurens/Telfair Co.
Westlake/Mundy’s Mill
Westover/Perry
Westside-Macon/Jones Co.
Westminster/Cartersville
White Co./West Hall
Whitefield Acad./Mount Pisgah
Wilcox Co./Bryan Co.
Wilkinson Co./Sav. Country Day
Woodland-Henry/Jackson-Atlanta
Woodstock/Marietta

Saturday
Benedictine/Pierce Co.
Liberty Co./Glynn Academy
Mary Persons/South Atlanta
McNair/Druid Hills
North Atlanta/Therrell
Stone Mountain/Forsyth Central

*  Games involving out-of-state teams not included

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82 comments Add your comment

Wolverine2Blazer

September 17th, 2009
6:01 pm

If McE beats EP. Who’s your pick for 2,3,and 4 for region 5?

The Cannon Rules!!

September 17th, 2009
6:02 pm

CHIP SAYE…

Oh Ye’ of little faith!!! Little do you know the heart within our RAIDERS!!! You assessment of how the Region was expected to shake out was correct with Woodstock, Etowah and EAST expected to contend for the division.

Yes, McEachern has won against Etowah (in a strong fashion…at HOME) then gone to “THE WOOD” and in overtime beat a VERY GOOD Woodstock team…BUT now comes the final hurdle…

Undefeated McEachern against Undefeated East Paulding…the indians get it like they want…AT HOME, with their watchful indian looking down on them…OK!! It’s GAME ON!!! The Countdown continues with barely 25 hours left to kick-off…

The winner of this game WILL have the inside track to division 5A-AAAAA this year so a lot is on the line…It will be interesting to see where the AJC has the RAIDERS placed AFTER this weekend!

TICK…TICK…TICK…BOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOM!!!…GO RAIDERS!!!

Bear_Backer

September 17th, 2009
6:15 pm

“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 am old enough now to separate reality from optimistic dreams and any media hype that may creep in. 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. They 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, riled up, and primed for some Bulldog bashing. I expect a real gnashing and grinding affair this time…Mt. Zion should prevail however, due to the lack of size on the Bears defense. If my prognostication and scouting is right (I sure would like to be wrong this time) I see Mt. Zion prevailing in a close 4 point win. ….I do Love those Mighty Bears and go to all the games. Props and well deserved kudos to a staunch group of players in Clayco at Mt. Zion . I actually think they are under-rated and the Bears are a tad over-rated. PROVE ME WRONG BEARS!! It sure wont be the first time!!…. May the best team win, Go GRIFFIN BEARS!

SERIOUS GRAYSON HATER

September 17th, 2009
6:20 pm

Can’t wait til the game tomorrow!! I am so looking forward to the COMETS putting Grayson in their place! GO COMETS!!!!!!!

RealisticEP_Fan

September 17th, 2009
7:20 pm

I’m not much into the what-if game, and really not much of a fan of rankings. What a bunch of us old bloggers and newpaper people think doesn’t really matter on a Friday night of Georgia Football. Respect is earned on the field man to man, and either way the game between EP and Machearn goes, I do hope teams walk away with a healthy respect for the game and each other. Indians you better buckle up the chin staps because the Raiders will put a hit on you.

wildmanhoya

September 17th, 2009
9:47 pm

Funny but those of us who really follow Region 5 AAAAA had McEacherm lised as the favorite all summer lon with the EP guys right behind.

TrojanDude

September 17th, 2009
9:48 pm

****AJC**** What about the Thursday night games?

By-the-by, Final COFFEE 16 – Houston 2. The score was 3-2 for a couple of quarters. Like a baseball game. Sort of strange. Poured down rain all night long.

Yo

September 17th, 2009
10:36 pm

Good win Coffee.

Michael

September 17th, 2009
10:39 pm

I have watched both E. Paulding and Mceachern this year. I saw very improved Mceachern team from last year and an E. Paulding team not as good as last years team. My money is on Mceachern.

Tick Tick Gllooooommmm!!!!

Wolverine2Blazer

September 18th, 2009
12:03 am

Michael, haha. Nice play on words. I like it. Might have to use it in Week 11

Yo

September 18th, 2009
12:04 am

After 3 games at Lowndes from an article today in the Valdosta Daily Times. “Lowndes has 1,135 rushing yards this season, an average of 378 per game. Franklin leads the rushing attack with 338 yards and six touchdowns. Robert Anderson has 234 rushing yards and Troy Braswell has five rushing touchdowns.” Of course all of these 3 running backs were taken out really soon after half time in 2 of the games and fairly early in the 4th quarter against Peachtree Ridge.

#1scout

September 18th, 2009
1:33 am

CHIP, welcome aboard Burke County got plenty of room for wittnesses. Stay tuned! DO IT BEARSSSSS

Parent of Raiders Past

September 18th, 2009
2:48 am

Wow, it is so hard to believe that this is the same EP that my kids attended! Congrats to all the boys who have built this program. I always knew we had the kids to be 10-0, it was a crying shame that football operations was given to people like Powell and such. There are quite a few administrators from 6-8 years ago that should be ashamed of themselves. I am just thankful that the issues of a few years back no longer means anything. All you current Raiders, play this Friday night to kick butt on all the ghosts of Raiders past that did not have the leadership and support that you have now. Win this game!

BEARMAN

September 18th, 2009
3:30 am

BEAR BACKER,

GOOD MOTIVATION SPEACH FOR THE BEARS!

GO BEARS! AND I LIKE MY BEARS BY 10 TONIGHT.

Reeze

September 18th, 2009
5:28 am

My Region 1-AAAAA picks…………Northside at Valdosta ….. Eagles run defense may be better than the last couple of seasons ,pass defense is coming around the corners are finally playing the ball and Bryson Williams and Brandon Brown had a pick each from Carver’s Burns . I think the cats will have a hard time moving the ball ,home field advantage not a factor ,If Eagles continue with all the turnovers ,it could be close. Even with this Not so Nix 2009 Eagle squad full of soph and Junior starters .Northside wins……..Warner Robins/Tift…….Unfortunately for Tift ,they are the first of the region opponents for the Demons, and Warner Robins will make a big statement to the rest of the region , The Demons blow out Tift………Lowndes/Colquitt………..Upset of the Year ….Prospt probably have been waiting and planning for this one for months…What a better way to solidfy his hiring to the Packer community by upseting the Vikes, I think he will. The Packers wont keep the Vikes from running up and down the field and scoring ….The way I see them winning is spreading the Vikes defense and picking the defense apart with short and intermediate passing…..There is nothing fancy about Lowndes defense , nothing but a jail break defense with athletic and super fast kids coming at you…..Personally I think this is the only way to beat the Vikes and Colquitt is the only one in the Region with the weapons and the type of offense to do it, Look at last season ,even with the loses that they had ,Colquitt still manages 200 – 300 yards through the air …….. The Vikes are playing in Moultrie as well …..Ive been around football long enough to know this smells of an upset………Believe it or not this one will be a high scoring affair ….The Packers pull out a big one.

Reeze

September 18th, 2009
5:49 am

Enter your coments.. http://www.macon.com/sports/columnists/story/848147.html ……………….Something for you Cats fans to chew on.

Pops

September 18th, 2009
6:39 am

A wildmanhoya sighting. Hello from Pops(formerly Big Pappi). I keep hearing Harrison is down, yet 2-0 in the region. Are they a playoff team, or at least a spoiler? Etowah is there the last week of season, against Hoya revenge. May have some implications.

The Cannon Rules!

September 18th, 2009
7:09 am

FOR MICHAEL & WITH A “TIP OF THE HAT” TO PARENT OF RAIDERS PAST…

Yes, McEachern appears to be a much improved team from the one that EAST beat last year and YES, our RAIDERS are not yet playing up to their potential BUT these are the same RAIDER players that went undefeated last year on JV and a freshman team that only had one loss caused by curfew causing the game to be called…SO they are only getting better each week as they gel and come together as a team!

So to borrow a line from Garth Brooks…As the THUNDER ROLLS and THE LIGHTNING FLASH…the Injuns’ think these are still the RAIDERS from the PAST, but as the night goes on they quickly see that 2nd or maybe 3rd in the RANKINGS is where McEachern will now be!!!

as they walked into the Powder Springs night, their fans filled with GLOOM, in the distance they still heard, and now understood…

TICK…TICK…TICK…BOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOM!!! GO RAIDERS!!!!!

South Gwinnett Fan

September 18th, 2009
7:20 am

The biggest upset of the year will happen tonight at Grayson when the state’s #2 ranked team goes down in defeat. Grayson has not had to play a team with a high flying offense such as South Gwinnett. The Comets have too much speed in the skill positions and their new QB is playing at an all-state level. I will be there at Grayson when South celebrates on the field.

Hoya Chuck

September 18th, 2009
7:25 am

Hey The Cannon Rules… The only tick..tick..tick you will hear after the tail whuppin ya’ll get at McEachern, are the ones on your dog! GO INDIANS!! & GO HOYAS!!!

Always an Indian

September 18th, 2009
8:01 am

We’re ready for you EP – come on over. The cannon does not rule here in Powder Town. Go Indians!!!!

The Cannon Rules!!

September 18th, 2009
8:15 am

Hoya Chuck…

Your COUNTDOWN hasn’t began yet, but you know what’s waiting for you on Oct. 16th at “THE BONEYARD”!!!

TICK…TICK…TICK…BOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOM!!!!!! GO RAIDERS!!!!

The Cannon Rules!!

September 18th, 2009
8:17 am

Always an Indian…

Looking forward to this match-up…Just hopes the weather holds out! They have raised the prediction to 80% chance of rain now!!

COUNTDOWN CLOCK IS NOW AT 12 HOURS and counting…

TICK…TICK…TICK…BOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOM!!!!!! GO RAIDERS!!!!

Jim

September 18th, 2009
8:54 am

Wesleyan beat Walker last night 30-0 in monsoon like conditions.

TJ

September 18th, 2009
9:00 am

South Gwinnett high flying pass offense at Grayson’s house against the top ranked defense in the state, in the rain where Grayson’s Wing T will be not effected. Hmmmmm……who do you think will really win. I just hope it is a blow out so we do not have to hear about if there was only more time, bad referees, and my favorite excuse…….if it were played somewhere else. But I guarantee the excuse will be about the rain. My friend sent me a note that the game will be webcast on Grayson’s website. http://www.graysonramsfootball.com/

RealisticEPFan

September 18th, 2009
9:31 am

Is it the “IN” thing to root against East Paulding, or is there just that must animosity from other teams in the region? I’m chalking it up to a few bloggers, not the general populas of the region. Maybe it is the overly loud EP bloggers that have turned it this way……..not sure but it sure seems to me that the EP bloggers of the past that probably deservedly created some ill will aren’t hear anymore. So guys(and gals), come on, lighten up a bit……it is High School Football,,,,isn’t it grand? Good luck to all tonight and I’m looking forward to a hard fought contest with Machearn tonight.

QUITMAN DOG

September 18th, 2009
9:33 am

REEZE,YOU ARE THE MAN.I PLAYED BALL AT MOULTRIE,I WORK IN VALDOSTA SO YES I HAVE TO HEAR FROM ALL THE VIKES(ALL THR TIME)MATTER OF FACT I GOT A BET WITH A CO WORKER AND HE GAVE ME 50 POINTS(I THINK THAT IS SAFE BUT WHO KNOWS)BUT A WIN TONIGHT WOULD PUT THE PACK BACK ON THE MAP,AND YES I THINK IT IS POSSIBLE BUT I WOULD NOT GO OUT ON A LIMB AND TELL ANYBODY.THATS THE REASON I SAY REEZE yor are the man go pack go

RealisticEPFan

September 18th, 2009
9:36 am

One more note: The Hoya fans really do seem to have a bone to pick. I think that there is a real rivalry brewing between EP and Harrison, and I think that is cool. Considering the schools are what 5 or 6 miles apart and alot of the kids on both teams know each other it makes sense. But until EP actually beats Harrison once it really isn’t a rivalry. The Hoya’s for now are still the Kings of the Boarder between Cobb and Paulding counties. I have an idea that might change next month.

Wolverine Fan

September 18th, 2009
10:03 am

Your comment brings a tear to my eye RealisticEPFan.

carlos

September 18th, 2009
10:23 am

RealisticEPFan: yes I would say it definitely is the overly loud EP bloggers who turned it this way. As usual, it is just a hand full of folks who create how others see a program. Some of the EP bloggers really seem to believe that no one else in the state has heart and soul like their Raiders, no matter how many times it has been proven that others do. Those same folks aacted as if the Raiders would just blast through region 5 last season without being challenged. It turned out that they lost 2 and were very close to losing 2 or 3 others (late FG against us, late TD against MAC, shootout with NC).

HeadEast

September 18th, 2009
10:42 am

Just for the record, EP in the Reid era is undefeated in the rain. All we need is a slippery ball rolling in the mud a couple of times and it’s game over man. Says here East 17 – Powder Puff Squaws 14! Here comes the boom, here comes the boom, here comes the……

Will Jones II

September 18th, 2009
10:47 am

bear_backer
I am a former bear started LB/RB from 91-94 then transfered after my moms death( class of 95) . But now I have been volunteer at Forest Park for last 9yrs. I will have to tell you mt. zion is twice as good as they were last year . They are big and they are fast. They’re defense I believe is very much improveed on the front that’s where you will see the difference. Hopefully I will make it down there for game tonight. Go Forest Park Panthers

HeadEast

September 18th, 2009
10:49 am

carlos – What you meant to say was lost 2 but won 3 close games to go 8-2 despite it being the first year of moving up to AAAAA and being the smallest school in the region. Good luck Etowah, Woodstock, and South Cobb.

carlos

September 18th, 2009
11:03 am

Headeast, I can tell you are just having fun with it on here. That’s the only way to explain you thinking the Raiders can hold MAC to 14. The Indians would have to put it in the mud more than a couple of times for them to only score two TDs.
I said what I meant- some of the EP people thought you would roll through the region. Based on the posts you make, I would think you were one of those. Maybe you weren’t though.

EagleNationRising

September 18th, 2009
11:11 am

Upset Alert! Upset Alert! Stephenson at 1-2 Ware County is by all means a very, very real upset possibility. Stephenson has a history of finding ways to snatch defeat from the jaws of victory when they play teams south of the Gnat line. It is amazing what getting hit in the mouth will do to these metro Atlanta programs. Ware County has no business competing with Stephenson. The Gators are really down. I expect a barn-burner and a zoo of Green to meet Stephenson tonight.

Upset Alert! Northside-Warner Robins at Valdosta. Northside has NEVER beaten Valdosta is our Eagles rich history in Valdosta. Either history repeats itself…which it usually does in life or a very, very young Northside team rewrites history and lead the Eagles to a win in Valdosta. More experienced teams have failed. We will see what Nix and these young Eagles do tonight. I have my Eagles on “Upset Alert”

Lowndes is going to bully Colquitt County. There is no way that Propst beats the elite coaches in Region 1-AAAAA. Just as Colquitt has this game circled, something tells me that the big dogs in the Region (Lowndes and Northside) circle this game too…just to reinforce the obvious. Grayson wins another close one against South Gwinnett.

Yo

September 18th, 2009
11:17 am

Reeze you have been foaming at the mouth to make that prediction haven’t you. Problems with your analogies. First…How much yardage do you suppose Colquit got against Lowndes “after” the Lowndes first string was taken out last year since the game was so lopsided? How much did Colquit score on Lowndes second/third string last year? Second…when is the last time you have seen Lowndes give up a lot of points on defense?
Even their down year in 2006 they didn’t really give up a lot of points.
Third…Valdosta is about to throw some big receivers at you and your boys better be able to go up with them or Valdosta will pass the ball on you. So my friend, while I appreciate your “what have you got to lose” prediction of Colquit over Lowndes, if there is to be an upset it will be a “minor” upset of Valdosta over Northside. I don’t know, on the other hand, if Colquit can put up say 40 points (fofl) on Lowndes then maybe they have a chance.

AVikingFan

September 18th, 2009
11:17 am

SportsFan31313, what’cha think about Coffee beating Houston County. I’m sorry but this makes your Hinesville team look even more like this is a “re-building’ year. But it probably is still the 2nd best in the region.

I sure hope REESE doesn’t know what he’s talking about in the Colquitt/Lowndes game! I know Colquitt will be tough, but I honestly tink Lowndes will win.

I hope East Paulding does too! Their fans are more vocal than MAC’s and if MAC wins, half the posters in these blogs will be silent next week. (just kidding EP friends)

Yo, the center section in Moultrie on our side is sold out, if you don’t have a ticket in that section, you’d better get there early. Moultrie sells a lot of general admission seats in other sections on the visitor’s side.

Last but not least, this Viking says “GO Cats tonight!”

AVikingFan

September 18th, 2009
11:21 am

Really good post ENR!!!!!!

Yo

September 18th, 2009
11:25 am

AVikingFan got my 3 reserved seats on Tuesday. Learned that lesson 2 years ago. Upset Alert……Lowndes 1st string may not be out of the game by end of 3rd quarter. No actually, I am looking forward to Lowndes defense taking on another Propst offense for the second year in a row. Question…how many more sacks will Michael Copeland (the now Lowndes all time record holder) get tonight?

SportsFan31313

September 18th, 2009
11:28 am

My Predictions this week on the following below:

McEachern over East Paulding
Grayson over South Gwinette
Griffin over Mount Zion Jonesboro

HeadEast

September 18th, 2009
11:29 am

carlos – In my realistic mode I picked MAC by two touchdowns earlier this week. The Harrison game might be a must win for East to make the playoffs. However, I like to talk smack, I think that’s one of the reasons for blogging, and until we actually lose a game, Lowndes better watch out because we’re coming. I like the underdog to wonderdog story, a team that once was the doormat and lost 30 in a row has now gone 6-3 in the playoffs the last three years. I think most sports fans like that kind of turnaround story. For East it doesn’t seem to work that way, and I don’t think that’s due to a few overzealous bloggers like me. I think our very loyal, but also rude, crude and obnoxious fan base bothered a lot of people. Last year at Milton we were hated walking into the place not just after we won in triple overtime. But most of those people graduated along with last year’s class. So the MAC will see a new, dignified and respectful crowd tonight. No air horns, no cowbells, and absolutely no booing of those nice gentlemen in the striped shirts!

SportsFan31313

September 18th, 2009
11:40 am

Greetings AVikingFan,

You know I watch the excerpts of the Houston County / Bradwell Institute game because you know where I was LOL…. Houston County has a strong full back that knows how to run with the ball. That i what gave Bradwell Institute the problem along with Bradwell Institute with a very young and inexperienced front line. They had Bradwell Institute 19-0 in the first half. Bradwell didn’t begin getting their groove until the fourth quarter and by then it was too late. Houston County looked just as sluggish as Bradwell Institute and with them playing in Region 1-AAAAA I don’t see them beating Lowndes County, Colquitt County, and Northside Warner Robbins. As far as Coffee County, 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 will Beat Coffee County giving Houston County the Home Field Advantage with their fan base to cheer them on.

Colquitt County seems to be the team to deal with this year in Region 1-AAAAA this year. But Lowndes County will beat them convincingly. I have absolutely no one in the state beating this Monster of a Lowndes County Football team.

I like east Paulding but McEachern is quietly beating the mess out of it’s opponents. This could be the come back for McEachern. I’m giving the edge to MaEachern this year as well because of how well they are playing in addition to the McEachern having the home field advantage.

I’m quietly thinking that Valdosta will beat Northside Warner Robbins tonight as well. Where is EaglenationsRising? What do you think AVIKINGFAN?

SportsFan31313

September 18th, 2009
11:43 am

Sorry about the typos AVIKINGFAN

SportsFan31313

September 18th, 2009
11:48 am

Where is Hollaback from Savannah? He commented about a week ago on the Bradwell Institute / Houston County game.

nomo

September 18th, 2009
12:08 pm

Soth Gwinnett Fan, are you sreious? Do you honestly think with Grayson having played the likes of Lowndes, Camden, Warner Robins, Peachtree Ridge, East Paulding, etc…we haven’t seen speed? Keep being naive. I’ll see you on the field for the celebration.

RealisticEPFan

September 18th, 2009
12:42 pm

HeadEast: “dignified and respectful crowd tonight. No air horns, no cowbells, and absolutely no booing of those nice gentlemen in the striped shirts!”

Were you at Rome? I”m not sure dignified would describe us, but a bit less spiteful might be more accurate. We are a work in progress.

RealisticEPFan

September 18th, 2009
12:50 pm

SportsFan31313: Question for you? Why do you think Mac will beat EP?, have you seen either of them play this year?

Former Band Mom Gone Wild

September 18th, 2009
1:04 pm

Go PRHS Lions! :^)

Yo

September 18th, 2009
1:11 pm

Sportsfan31313 you are 1 day late on your HOCO/Coffee prediction.
They played last night and sorry to tell you but you were wrong….even a day late. :-)

Yo

September 18th, 2009
1:25 pm

An interesting observation. Woodland Henry who lost to Lowndes 75-14 has since beat Worth (31-13) and Spalding (45-7). They beat Spalding in bigger fashion than did undefeated Griffin. Griffin beat Spalding 42-10. Woodland is now 2-1.