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It’s Week Five 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 5 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 5 SCOREBOARD: CLICK HERE to see the Week 5 scores.

ANY FLOOD DAMAGE? Let us know if you, your school or football stadium was affected by this week’s massive rainstorms. And if so, here are some helpful resources for flood assistance or information.

Here are the Week Five games you can find stories and photos from this weekend on…

Marist vs. Tucker | Photos
North Forsyth vs. Collins Hill | Photos
Grayson vs. Parkview | Photos
Lassiter vs. Wheeler | Photos

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

Mt. Zion-Jonesboro vs. North Clayton
Creekside vs. Newnan
A look at Lassiter QB Hutson Mason
Newnan’s Ogletree twins turn 18

… and in the Metro Atlanta Roundup, you’ll get the scoop on these games:

Roswell vs. Campbell
Woodstock vs. Etowah
Washington vs. Carver-Atlanta
Avondale vs. Blessed Trinity
Luella vs. M.L. King
Mill Creek vs. North Gwinnett
Milton vs. Centennial
Norcross vs. Chattahoochee
Redan vs. Union Grove
Brookwood vs. Berkmar

WEEK 5 SCOREBOARD: CLICK HERE to see the Week 5 scores.

Watch games on demand: See Georgia High School sports both live and On Demand on the Internet at GHSA.TV.

Week 5 weekend topic: Tell us what YOUR team needs to improve on most — and what they’re killing the opposition at. (Yes, brag a little. Or a lot.)

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The Cannon Rules!!

September 24th, 2009
8:51 am


Paulding County schools are STILL out today (Thursday) but according to everything I have heard the game against Region opponent Marietta is still on for tomorrow night at “THE BONEYARD”!!!…

All the Region 5A-AAAAA eyes will be watching the battle for TLP between Etowah & Woodstock as the winner of that game will probably be playing our Raiders for the #2 position in Region 5A later in the season…

Our Raiders get back on track against Marietta’s Blue Devils so you KNOW WHATS COMING NOW…

Marietta…YOUR countdown has begun…


Dekalb #1 fan

September 24th, 2009
9:13 am

The Lithonia (2-2) vs. Stone Mountain (3-1) @ Panthersville 8:00pm should be a good one. My son text me and said Lithonia went and Spray Painted there field (Stone Mountain practice field). I think the Stone Mountain vs. Lithonia rivalry is back like in the 50’s 60’s, 70’s, 80’s, and 90’s.

Region 6AAAA

September 24th, 2009
9:28 am

Stone Mountain is mad and you know how the saying goes “don’t fight someone madder than you!” Lithonia needs to do something to get themselves up to play this one. There hasn’t been a Lithonia/Stone Mountain rivalry since maybe the 80’s because Stone Mountain has dominated Lithonia since the days of Kelvin Kight.


September 24th, 2009
9:35 am

I just don’t get some people!!!(The Cannon Rules) Here you team gets there buts handed to them last week and you still come on here talking Crapp. Just like last week I’ll I read on here is how you guys were going to shut Mceachern down. Now that you lost your talking about Who’s going to Finnish 2nd in the region I guess after you lose again to Woodstock you’ll say well we have a chance for 3rd. opps lost again now 4th…….. Come on guy give it a rest Enjoy your team but quit talking like there the beast thing going in your region.


September 24th, 2009
9:56 am

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September 24th, 2009
10:01 am

I hopr thomasville beats brooks this week, thats a good o against a good D….charlton-appling should be good as well.. fitz plays mitchell this week, I guess 2nd string will get another good work out…..GO FITZGERALD PURPLE HURRICANES.


September 24th, 2009
10:05 am

Class AAAA showdown: #6 Bainbridge Bearcats vs #3 Westside-Macon Seminoles. I am a Bainbridge fan, but have to give way to logic rather thanfalse hope. Bainbridge hasn’t really put together a complete game and Coach Pilcher seems to realize it. Westside-Macon has great athletes, but so does Bainbridge. bainbridge could squeak out an upset or get run out of the stadium. Hope the first one shows up, but logically the second one will.

Big Dawg

September 24th, 2009
10:09 am

I love how Avondale is getting props for taking on Blessed Trinity this week. Why isn’t Decatur vs Buford listed. Decatur has beaten a AAA
46-00 and the 4AA Region champion. They looked pretty good in the 1-3 quarters of the Hillgrove AAAA matchup. I know Buford is going to be a tough game, but Decatur is not just going to roll over for those kids. Look for this game to be a thriller. I welcome your thoughts.


September 24th, 2009
10:56 am

My Predictions this week:

Grayson over Parkview

North Clayton over Mount Zion

Newnan over Creekside

Etowah over Woodstock

Walton over Alphartetta
Carver-Atlanta over Washington

Avondale over Blessed Trinity

M.L. King over Luella

North Gwinnett over Mill Creek

Milton over Centennial

Norcross over Chattahoochee

Union Grove over Redan


September 24th, 2009
11:22 am

Greetings – SportsFan31313 – Solid picks – I like the Etowah pick the best! I believe there are a lot out there picking Woodstock. Go Eagles!
Cannon Rules – I for one enjoy the countdown. Were just a day away, and I am getting pumped! We will see you next week!

Pirate Alumni

September 24th, 2009
11:57 am

Here is something to fire Lithonia up. Lithonia has not beaten Stone Mountain in varsity football since 1988. I was just starting Kindergarten. The time before that was 1986 and before that was 1977. That program has not had any potential since 1998 football season where they still did not have what it took to beat SMHS’s fire power. To be honest Lithonia is bored with losing and trying to give themselves something to play for by painting our field last night. You guys have really bit off more than you can chew. We are none of Forsyth Central nor Chamblee. We intend on bringing our lunch pale.

Grayson Student

September 24th, 2009
11:58 am

Big game for the rams on friday… I believe that they are the better team but this could be a trap game, Get by the panthers and the region 8 title is theirs.


September 24th, 2009
12:35 pm


Lithonia C/O 93

September 24th, 2009
12:41 pm

To Pirate Alumni Lithonia is going to put it on yall were back Bulldog pride. If we lose it will because of coaching I hate that offence but the defence will lead us to victory. Pirate have you seen big #56. See yea there go bulldogs LHS C/O 93


September 24th, 2009
12:50 pm


Both Woodstock & Etowah ALSO lost to McEachern this year BUT one of the best games to watch this week is going to be the battle for TLP as Woodstock & Etowah match up tomorrow night.

Yes, EAST lost to McEachern last week but no one got as you put it “there buts handed to them” (by the way you spell that butts), that game came down to the wire and was not decided until just over 4 minutes to go when EAST fumbled on the McEachern 2+ yard line. Nothing but an exciting game for both teams and unless the Indians stumble they probably have the #1 spot in the Region locked up…and by the way, in NONE of my post did you EVER see me state EAST would “shut McEachern down”…Did I think EAST would win…YES…bottom line McEachern won and sooooooooo…

That leaves the 2,3,& 4 spots to be decided yet and since EAST, Woodstock & Etowah still have to play each other these games will have a huge bearing on who ends up where in our Region 5A. In case you don’t understand how these standings work, it’s better to be at the #1 & #2 spots based on teams you play in the playoffs and the number of HOME games you get, that’s why #2 is now so important!

Frankly if you don’t like reading about 5A and what we think is going to happen in it you probably shouldn’t even be on this blog as that’s what we do here…TALK FOOTBALL and what we think is going to happen week to week!!!


Go Pirate

September 24th, 2009
1:05 pm

Pirates 100 Lithonia 0

Pirate Alumni

September 24th, 2009
1:38 pm

You defense can not stop our offense. Pick your poison. Run or Pass. You guys are a joke because you are the only ones who think you can play with us. You don’t even think you can play with us deep inside. That’s why you spray paint our field and text our players like little girls. Your players, your coaching, and your community all STINK!!!!! Pirate nation has agreed not to put anymore energy into this feud with you all because tomorrow you will no longer be in our way. We’ve decided to let you all win the verbal match while we talk with our pads and PHYSICALLY move you Bullpups out of our way. And I’m Out!!!!

From a Pirates to the NFL

September 24th, 2009
1:39 pm

Man Lithonia is a joke HaHAha there’s no way My Alumni is going to lose the LIthonia. Lithonia has had some talent player Like Rod Brown,Marcus Camp, Reggie Bensley,Eric Hall,Bryan Appling, Reece Mccambell, Clifford Browning, Rober Freeman, Kelvin Kight you get my point they have had players but Stone mountain has always had better athletes and better coaching. What a minute three of Stone Mountain coaches are Lithonia alumni that goes to show you even Lithonia alumni want to be apart of that pirate pride. Lithonia C/O 93 how does Lithonia let three great players coach at your rival school. who is Lithonia head coach?

Another Pirate Fan

September 24th, 2009
1:55 pm

You must have beaten a team within the last 10 years at least for it to come close to being some sort of Rivalry. If Pirate Alumni is right about the history between Lithonia and Stone Mountain, then all Lithonia is is another team on Stone Mountain’s schedule. There is no rivalry because Lithonia haven’t won since 88. Micheal Jackson’s BAD was about the drop the last time the Bulldogs beat the Mighty Pirates. Dirty Diana was a new song the last time the Bullpups tasted victory. Word on the Texts is some of your players wish they can come to SMHS!!!


September 24th, 2009
2:13 pm

Hey Sportsfan. Whats the backbone to your Etowah over Woodstock pick? Just wondering. =)

Lithonia C/O 93

September 24th, 2009
2:34 pm

You Pirates will find out Friday how a real mad dogs bites. Our head coach is Earl White. Dont no much about him but were 2-2 so he most be doing somthing. Who is DANTE FERGUSON? Heard he was a middle school Coach HA hA


September 24th, 2009
2:44 pm



September 24th, 2009
3:24 pm

Lithonia C/O 93……

Yep….our head coach was head coach at Stone Mountain Middle School head coach for the past 6 or 7 years. His current roster is full of players he coached at the middle school. Maybe that’s why they are doing well this far in the season. And he was also the defensive coordinator at Lithonia H.S., Washington H.S., and Druid Hills H.S. He was also the QB coach at the now closed Harper H.S. in Atlanta. Dude has more football knowledge in one of his pinky fingers than White has in his whole old body!! What has White done?? He was a loser at McNair, even with all the talent they had. Your coach needs to retire. Football has passed him.

Your boys will be crushed tomorrow night!! And I’m done talking to you Lithonia losers. You are not worth the time.


September 24th, 2009
3:31 pm

I agree with Grizz Cannon Rules chill with your tick tick boom. not only is it annoying you are annoying. I can say all I want about Marietta beating yall and i think they can but i am not on here every week making my team look like they are the 1st not wait 2nd no wait 3rd no wait 4th no wait 5th thats right 5th best team in 5AAAAA to say you are going for the 2nd 3rd or 4th spot is funny to me considering you have to play EHS,WHS AND oh the one you forgot who has a better REGION RECORD THAN THE MIGHTY EAST PAULDING RADIERS. oh who is it you may ask???? That would be HARRISON so if your going to talk crap over a blog please dont do it when your team is tied for 5th place. So until you BEAT HARRISON WOODSTOCK AND ETOWAH. PLEASE stop with your tick tick boom thing. Also the boneyard might be the 9th or 10th worst stadium in the region.


September 24th, 2009
3:33 pm

YEAH!! We FINALLY have our first home game tomorrow night against Berkmar. GO BRONCOS!!! Oh and Grayson Student don’t get to excited about winning the region. You still have to get past my BRONCOS!!:)

Wolverine fan

September 24th, 2009
3:52 pm

I have to agree with Marietta Fan about the Boneyard. When we played there last year I expected a whole lot more than I saw. Sort of dreary and lackluster. The Raiders played a whole lot better than the stadium looked. I loved the game at Marietta, any closer and I could have made a couple tackles myself.


September 24th, 2009
3:52 pm

tifton better call in sick, because lowndes is gonna put a hurttttingon them, unless Mcpherson takes pitty on them and plays 2nd string when they get a good lead.


September 24th, 2009
4:08 pm

Greetings POPS,

Thank you, and good luck…


September 24th, 2009
4:11 pm



September 24th, 2009
4:16 pm


I don’t think that Woodstock will stop the run very well thereby giving Etowah a slight edge over Woodstock…


September 24th, 2009
4:38 pm

You obviously haven’t met our linebackers. I bet yah even Pops know that Carmicheal is a force to be messed with. Plus Etowah lost their RB to Ohio and I dont believe the new starter is a good as Boykin is.


September 24th, 2009
4:40 pm

Yeah. Cannon you need to remember that you aren’t invincible at your place. Woodstock came in and beat yah. Our band wasn’t even there and it was ya’ll’s senior night.


September 24th, 2009
4:42 pm

Anybody got any takes on marist vs tucker thinking tucker by 7.not a fan of neither skool.jus wanted sum predictions

Wolverine fan

September 24th, 2009
4:48 pm

Etowah RB’S had a great game against Cherokee, how have they done in the other games? Kell’s all world RB had about 15 yards against Woodstock and McEarchern backs did not fair to well either. As Wolverine2Blazer stated our LB’s will hit ya and hit ya hard. I have heard that a couple of the McEarchern kids are still in a tub of ice.

Wolverine fan

September 24th, 2009
4:51 pm

Tucker by 43

Grayson Student

September 24th, 2009
5:21 pm

Brookwood mom, im sorry i have no idea how i over looked brookwood lol

The Cannon Rules!!

September 24th, 2009
6:07 pm


Of course others are ahead of the RAIDERS at this point in the schedule as the RAIDERS have only played 2 region games where most teams have played 3 or even 4 at this point. The Raiders had a BYE week early and are just now playing the region opponents.

In spite of what you imply these blogs are for braggin’, some good natured dishin’, and discussing where everyone thinks our teams will be at week to week. With that said I still think McEachern is looking like the #1 for our region and the 2, 3 and 4 spots are going to be EAST, Woodstock, and Etowah with the order yet to be decided. If this bothers you…SORRY…if Marietta comes into “THE BONEYARD” tomorrow night and beats the RAIDERS I will be one of the first on here discussing the game and congratulating you so bring it on…

understand the BOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOM!!! after tomorrow nights game!!!

As for your Harrison comment…do your homework…they barely beat Cherokee 21/16 who is 0/4, barely got by South Cobb 17/14 who is 1/3 and beat North Cobb who is 2/2. They got WHIPPED BAD by the only team with a winning record they played Peachtree Ridge 35/13!!!! They still have to play EAST, Etowah, Woodstock and McEachern!!! If they end up .500 this year it will be by a stroke of LUCK!!!

The Cannon Rules!!

September 24th, 2009
6:16 pm

Wolverine fan…

“THE BONEYARD” is all about atmosphere and the community / fan support that our RAIDERS receive. EAST winning program run began building only in 2006 season so they have came a long way since then to be where they are now competing at the AAAAA level. A new athletic building was completed last year and improvements have been made each year to the stadium but you are correct that other schools have nicer / newer facilities. The biggest drawback to “THE BONEYARD” is size it’s not large enough to host playoff games, temporary stands (costly) had to be brought in the last few years.


September 24th, 2009
6:26 pm

Wolverine Guys – Our backs this year are more by committee, as your right the big power back is on to D-1. However, it all starts with the O-line, and ours is stout! They are really coming together and the backs are seeing the holes much better. Your linebackers are well noted, and tough, but they will have their hands full backing up your undersized D-line, which should open up an underated passing attack. Be careful eight in the box will burn you!
Go Eagles!

AJC Sports

September 24th, 2009
6:29 pm

If you didn’t check it out, folks, here are GHSF Daily’s picks for the 10 best matchups in the state and metro areas. Your mileage may vary. And sorry, Big Dawg, Avondale-Blessed Trinity and Decatur-Buford aren’t listed but, hey, if those are your picks it’s all good!

Actually, y’all feel free to list your own best matchup picks on the board. Makes for great conversation.


September 24th, 2009
6:50 pm

ALL ABOARD!! The Mighty Griffin Bears should break out the BEAST-CLAW BASH ATTACK again on Forest Park for home coming this Friday . I was WAAAAY off in my prediction of the Bears losing by 4 last week against Mt. Zion. (I’ll keep my day job I ’spoze!). An absolute BONE-CRUSHING stop on a critical fourth down for Mt. Zion just deflated any and all Bulldogs this side of Athens!! The crunching THUD generated from the shock-waves reportedly flattened South Clayton County as well. Trust me, that one hit was YOU-TUBE good. Great game though, as it was actually closer than the final score indicated (31-7). The Bears Den will be ROCKIN again for sure Friday. This weeks matchup should be no problem for the Bears super-speedy arsenal. Don’t DARE overlook those mighty Griffin Bears. I sorta feel sorry for poor Forest Park, but i’m sure they are gamers and will show up ready…..just sayin…Get on Board the AIR-BEAR EXPRESS!!!

The Cannon Rules!!

September 24th, 2009
7:01 pm

Just heard that PAULDING COUNTY schools are closed again tomorrow and that our game against Marietta has been postponed (per WSB TV) still checking this out…if anyone has updated info please post.

POPS / WOLVERINE FAN / Wolverine2Blazer…Might have to come watch the battle of TLP…Hmmmmmmmmmmmm!!! Now wearing my EAST shirt I wonder which side is safer to sit on…LOL!!!!


September 24th, 2009
7:38 pm

Just for the record, wolverine fan- your defense is pretty good and your LBs are impressive…but I saw a different game than you in regard to our running backs. You boys made us work hard and had some nice stops…but I’d say overall we faired pretty well. Can’t recall our total rushing yards but I feel safe saying it was over 200.

With #5, it seems it’s not a matter of “if” but just a matter of “when” he’s gonna bust one. Got a nice long one against you boys and iced the game against EP with a 35 yarder late…which came after he made an uncharacteristic fumble. Just a special kid and a complete running back from a physical, mental and heart standpoint.

Nobody in Blue and Gold was still in ice a week after the WS game. You boys hit hard and played hard but IMO, EP hit just a bit harder. Gonna be a war between you two the last week of the season!


September 24th, 2009
8:05 pm

Newnan 31-6 over creekside. East coweta 34-30 over westlake. Griffin 63-7 over forest park


September 24th, 2009
8:48 pm

Yall forgot one thing…….STEPHENSON!!!!!!!!!!


September 24th, 2009
9:33 pm

Wolverine2Blazer – what’s up with VSU? They gonna ever win again? I’m disagreeing with the Lt. Col. from Hinesville. I think a Mike OBrien defense can and will stop Etowah’s running game.

Bowdon @ Darlington

September 24th, 2009
9:38 pm

Bowdon @ Darlington is the game to look at in class A. Two teams fighting dog it dog style. Bowdon beat them 12-6 last year, but Darlington could have came back at anytime. They just gave up to quickly. This year Bowdon has a good offense and Darlington has a good defense as to what I have heard. Who knows what is going to happen.

Etowah Fan

September 24th, 2009
10:06 pm

Cannon – Come join the TLP party! You should sit on the Etowah side only because you will be sitting on the far side the following week. Tomorrow night will be a War in the trenches. IF Etowah can control the line of scrimmage and keep the “fabled” LBs in check with a few long pass plays, then Etowah will move the ball. We were able to move it on McEachern, just couldn’t punch it in.

Go Eagles!

The "U" Union Grove that is!

September 24th, 2009
10:08 pm

I’m going on record now The “U” Union Grove that is will win region 2AAAAA over Stephenson and MLK. Now what Jags and Lions!

Southwest Dekalb Still Best in AAAA

September 24th, 2009
10:46 pm

I amsurprised to hear such talk from Stone Mountain and Lithonia sounds like a heated rivalry , I think Stone Mountain comes out on top . But as for Southwest we don’t boast and we must not underestimate the potential of our opponents but we are definitely going to make a State Championship run this year. Ready to take on North Springs heard despite their record they have great athletes. Just know that if Griffin is still in it come playoff time we coming for retribution and thats plain and simple.