Georgia High School Football Daily Spotlight: The most surprising scores from Week 5

Here are some Week 5 results that the Georgia High School Football Daily staff found of interest:

Marist 32, Tucker 7: The best rivalries are those that are most difficult to predict game to game. The lower-ranked team has won each of the past three meetings. Keys to victory were the play of new starting quarterback Andy Perez and a bunch of long touchdown runs, which was supposed to be Tucker’s calling card. Perez rushed for 108 yards and triggered a wishbone offense that sprung Sam McNearney for TD runs of 81 and 52 yards.

Avondale 14, Blessed Trinity 7: Through 1989, the school’s last winning season, Avondale was a state power. In the past few years, some alumni primarily from the 1960s and 1970s have adopted the modern football program, which was not only losing on the field but had no money to raise itself up. The efforts are beginning to pay off, apparently. This is an upset that no one could fathom in preseason. Blessed Trinity was one of only two teams to come within 21 points of beating Buford during the Wolves’ 32-game winning streak. The Blessed Trinity team that lost to Buford 14-10 last year also beat Avondale 62-13. In last week’s game, Avondale got the break it has needed for a couple of decades when, leading 6-0, Blessed Trinity was charged with a safety when a snap went out of the end zone. Joshua Bowen returned the ensuing free kick 70 yards for a touchdown for a 14-0 lead. Avondale is 3-1 for the first time since 1989.

Kennesaw Mountain 17, Harrison 14: A week ago, GHSF Daily used the Maxwell Ratings to compute that Kennesaw Mountain had fallen off more than any team in the state this season. That needs to be revised. “I know the kids didn’t like being 0-4, and they were determined to get that first win,” Kennesaw Mountain coach Scott Jones told the Marietta Daily Journal. Devon Jones scored on a 3-yard run late in the game to win it against the Mustangs’ top rival. Diamond Stewart rushed for 167 yards for Kennesaw Mountain.

Darlington 23, Bowdon 20: If Darlington wasn’t written off after quarterback Nash Nance (Vanderbilt commit) transferred to Calhoun, then it was the 0-3 start as Darlington was outscored 103-7. What was overlooked was the possibility of quick improvement. Darlington upset the No. 6 team in Class A when Nance’s replacement, freshman Brad Butler, hit Tev’n Hamilton with a 10-yard touchdown pass with 44 seconds left. “The kid gets better and better every week,” coach Tommy Atha said of Butler in the Rome News-Tribune. “The sky is the limit for him.”

Twiggs County 48, Wilcox County 14: Twiggs returned 17 of 22 starters and figured to be a Top 10 team, and this victory over the preseason No. 2 team validated those visions. Twiggs has some high-end talent in Ernest Butts (a 1,000-yard rusher the past two seasons) and Darqueze Dennard (more than 60 catches last year, first-team all-state). Twiggs is most improved on defense, though. Wilcox won this game 63-34 last year.

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wolverine fan

September 29th, 2009
10:53 am

Here’s a surprising score EP 9 Marietta 0

No way the Raiderettes will beat Etowah…..

Say it Aint So

September 29th, 2009
11:00 am

Stephenson 13 Newton 7
Even with the circumstances with some of the Jags starters sitting out parts of the game, you would think Stephenson has enough depth to score more than 13 pts on little ol Newton. Go figure.

The Real Deal

September 29th, 2009
12:08 pm

Re: the BT Avondale game, kudos to Avondale for getting it done but those that attended the game all know it was extremely questionable officiating driven by two very questionable calls at the end of the game, almost to the extent you have to almost wonder if the officiating crew was also pulling for the upset of BT. The mistake laden Titans got reenergized in the fourth quarter when their Freshman QB came in and lead a quick scoring drive leaving about 2:30 left in the game. The Titans recovered the onside kick and then got down to the redzone and were amped to punch it in. Then the referees got involved – a fade pass play that was completed and downed at the 1 yard line (would have been first and goal) where the Titans’ QB “put it up for grabs” and the BT receiver outjumped the Avondale defender was nullified by “offensive pass interference.” Worst call I have ever seen in a high school, college or pro game and the referee was right on top of it. The next play the Avondale safety trips the BT Receiver while the ball is in the air and intercepted and there is no call…I may have been born yesterday but was not born last night….

Hubert

September 29th, 2009
12:26 pm

The big problem with high school officiating in football & basketball seems to fall back to the way the officials are trained (? – none noticeable) by the GHSA and the supposedly knowledgeable respective GHSA Commissioners of football and basketball (Mr. Yarborough). These people seem to do absolutely nothing except to dictate to the people that they have to attend clinic upon clinic on their own time and pay out hundreds of dollars to attend these clinics run by Yarborough and a Mr. Andy Cowart. Is this money pocketed by the aforementioned? Basketball officiating is atrocious as is football. The officials do not know the rules and the ones they do know, they do not know how to enforce them. GHSA has Official Evaluators at a good many of the high school games and I am sure reports are forwarded to GHSA, but is any attention paid to them. I, from first hand knowledge, was a basketball evaluator for almost ten years. I do know that when Dr. Swearingen handled most all of the assignments he listended to the comments of evaluators. Since this new regime of Yarborough, Cowart and a couple of other came aboard it seems as if all they are interested in is money, money from officials. They even tell the officials they have to attend their clinics to be eligible to officiate State Playoff and Tournament games. This organization needs to be audited and fully investigated for corruption by several people working there. Get the officiating back where it belongs, under local control, not by puppeteers. OFFICIATING HAS NEVER BEEN WORSE AND IT IS GETTING WORSER BY THE DAY.

RealisticEPFan

September 29th, 2009
12:45 pm

Etowah and Woodstock bloggers sure to stick up for each other when it comes to East Paulding. Maybe last weeks game allowed them to bond a little, I’m not quite sure.

Here’s some news: You each have your OWN team to root, give it a try instead of taking shots at EP.

EAST PAULDING RULES

September 29th, 2009
12:49 pm

Hey Wolverine Fan…Not only will East beat Etowah, but we will also beat Woodstock. Just like Woodstock we had our chances to beat Mceachern-but didnt. Last week we were sloppy and slow. Maybe it was the week off from school, who knows. However, I can assure you Coach Reid will have them rockin Friday night at Etowah and when we visit Woodstock. In all seriousness I do hope we beat you guys, but it will be tough. I know that there are 4 good teams in our region and that three of them will be in a battle for that #2 seed. Mceachern will go 10-0, barring some Harrison voodoo, and that if we can beat Etowah Friday it should come down to another good game toward the end of the year!

Wolverine fan

September 29th, 2009
1:35 pm

RealalisticEPFan………..Who’s taking shots? I just think that Etowah is a better team than EP…

RealisticEPFan

September 29th, 2009
1:56 pm

Wolverine: Just minor little jabs here and there: like “Surprising 9-0 win over Marietta”,,,,,subtle other things…..You are basing what you think after seeing Etowah play and apparently they earned your respect, fair enough. We’ll just wait and play the game ok. EP by two touchdowns over your new best friends the Etowah Eagles. You’ll see us in a month.

eagleforlife

September 29th, 2009
1:59 pm

here’s an interesting score… Northside 10 Lowndes 6… LOL

BulldawgBite

September 29th, 2009
2:19 pm

im unbiased in this one and i think ep wins this game. etowah got destroyed by mceachern.

pity poor monroe area

September 29th, 2009
3:14 pm

Having seen both teams in the couple of weeks leading up to the “upset” last Friday, I am not surprised at all that Marist blew out Tucker. This tucker team is a shadow of the ‘08 state champions. Their execution was sloppy against Miller Grove, and the Tiger’s behavior on the field was disgraceful. Marist was crisp from beginning to end, and while execution wasn’t perfect, it WAS very, very crisp. Tucker may have better athletes, but Marist played TEAM BALL. Well-coached and well-disciplined will win many a game over sloppy and day.

BLUTO

September 29th, 2009
3:51 pm

NEWTON AND STEPHENSON:I AGREE WITH HUBERT.STEPHENSON FIRST FIRST POSSESION WAS RAN BACK FOR A TD WHICH WAS CALLED BACK ON A PENALTY.
NEWTON WAS INSIDE THE 15 MANY TIMES AND WAS TURNED BACK. THERE SCORE CAME WHEN(STEPHENSON FUMBLED AT THE 15). I WILL FINISH WITH THIS, 75% OF NEWTON’S FOWARD PROGRESS CAME ON PENALTY’S AGAINST STEPHENSON. THAT SAID HOW MANY OTHER FANS FEEL THAT THE OFFICIATING IS GETTING WORSE.

curious

September 29th, 2009
4:22 pm

Bravo Hubert, Everyone needs accountability, which is exactly why our forefathers created the three branches of Government.
Stephenson, you guys want some cheese to go wtih that whine?

SportsFan31313

September 29th, 2009
4:34 pm

East Paulding fans,

Where do you all see yourselves finishing at the end of the regular season in Region 5-AAAAA? Do you all think that McEachern will run the table in the Region this year?

goober

September 29th, 2009
4:57 pm

Dearest eagleforlife: Just in case you missed it on the Top Ten blog, here’s a response to your question about WHO HAS LOWNDES played this year?

To eagleforlife and eagle nation rising (we know you’re out there working to regale us peons with your next brilliant analytical dissertation):

Interesting question, WHO HAS LOWNDES played this year? Hmmm … have you thought of asking the same question about your eagles? Let’s take a look at both teams, and ENR, please bestow some of your genius on me as I attempt to get this right:

Lowndes is 5-0, ranked #1 in GA, and ranked anywhere from 3rd to 5th in five national polls. Northside is 4-0, ranked #4 in GA, and unranked in any of the national polls.

Lowndes’ opponents are 15-10 this year, or .600. Northside’s opponents are 12-8, also .600.

Lowndes has played three Class 5A teams, one 4A team, and one 3A team. Northside has played two Class 5A teams, and two 3A teams. Using some of ENR’s misguided logic, add up all the “A’s” and Lowndes has played 22 “A’s”. Divide this by its five games and you get a “strength of class” rating of 4.4. Northside has played a total of 16 “A’s”. Divide this by its four games and you get a 4.0. (Like I said, this is along the lines of ENR’s galactically-stupid “logic”.)

Lowndes destroyed (51-17!) Class 5A and then-ranked #3 Peachtree Ridge, currently ranked #9 in this very poll that you’re posting on. Peachtree was last year’s state 5A runner-up, losing to the same Camden Co that eliminated your Eagles in the second round. Peachtree was also the state co-champion in 2006. Peachtree will be a state playoff team this year. Woodland, the Class 3A team Lowndes beat 75-14 this year, is now 4-1.

Northside beat Class 3A and then #1-ranked (I think) Carver by eight points. Carver is currently ranked #4 in 3A. Carver won state in 2007 in Class 3A. Northside beat Perry 42-7 this year, another 3A team which is now 1-4.

Lowndes has beaten two region 1-5A opponents, Colquitt Co (31-6) and Tift Co (50-7). Colquitt is 4-1 this year and Tift is 1-4. Northside has beaten two region 1-5A opponents, Valdosta (16-13) and Houston Co (42-7). Valdosta is 4-1 this year and Houston is 3-2.

Lowndes has outscored its opponents 248-44, an average of 49.6-8.8, or a margin of 40.8 ppg. Northside has outscored its opponents 121-42, an average of 30.2-10.5, or a margin of 19.8 ppg.

Lowndes has won five state titles (’80, ‘99, ‘04, ‘05, and ‘07), all of them in the largest class in the state. Northside has won two state titles (’06 and ‘07), both in the 2nd largest class.

From 2004 thru 2009, Lowndes has won 44 games at its home field. In that same period, Northside has won 41 home games. (Get out your slide rule, ENR!)

Finally, this: in the only fact that might have some correlation in analyzing which team is better before they play, please refer to that Generally Accepted Sports Principle (GASP) called … What have you done for me lately? And the “latest” example of these two teams playing is last year’s 24-6 win by Lowndes over Northside.

What does all this mean? Nothing, but ain’t it fun?!

Can’t help but close with this: Mr. ENR, we eagerly await your forthcoming analysis and more garbage and ranting and squawking about your esoteric, worthless and illogical correlation regarding Northside’s recent record at home. So let me go ahead and give you this equally great (and equally-meaningless) analysis:

In games in which it has outscored its opponents, Lowndes’ record is 303-0. In HOME games in which it has outscored its opponents, Lowndes’ record is 186-0.

To paraphrase Johnny Paycheck, take your stats and shove it.

Etowah Fan

September 29th, 2009
5:06 pm

SportsFan31313 – not that you asked the Etowah contingency, but Etowah has played Woodstock and McEachern and we play EP this Friday — meaning Etowah has seen enough of the R5 power structure. McEachern should run the table to be 10-0 and take the #1 seed in R5. After that, Woodstock is probably the odds-on favorite for the #2 seed but just barely (it pains me to say that… no love here), but only because they have EP left to play at the end of the season. I may change my prediction after Friday pending the outcome of the Etowah/EP game.

EP contingency – I appreciate the rhetoric, but I think this so-called new found love you talk about is only mutual respect after Friday’s game. A great and fierce rivalry between players and families… the schools are less than half a mile apart and most of the players grew up playing sports on the same teams… so yeah we might stick up for each other, just a little.

As for Friday night – as I have said before – Etowah is fired up and will not be lacking motivation after last week’s tough loss to Woodstock AND the loss last year to EP in the Bone yard. I think a little revenge is in order this week up in the Eagle’s Nest. Etowah by 10 in a hard fought game.

VikingsOnAMission

September 29th, 2009
5:29 pm

Oh my word – GOOBER is hilarious! I can’t stop laughing – you should replace the AJC sportswriters.

VikingsOnAMission

September 29th, 2009
5:33 pm

The Lowndes Vikings (and fans) don’t need to explain themselves on this site. Just do what you’ve been doing since week one – not taking any names and kicking butt!

curious

September 29th, 2009
5:42 pm

God, I cannot wait to see what fool will be the first to step up and offer Goober a rebuttal!!!

Raider11Soccer

September 29th, 2009
6:02 pm

SportsFan31313 I see us as being either 2nd or 3rd in the region. McEachern should win the region barring a complete collapse. Thats where I see EP!

This is just my opinion so if you want to deny it then do that. This doesnt matter just matters what your team record is at the end of the season. So any region 5AAAAA people want to talk smack go ahead I wont because its pointless!

EagleNationRising

September 29th, 2009
6:50 pm

Goober: This is absolute nonsense. I do not know if Northside or Lowndes is going to win on Friday night. I do KNOW this. If any person is attempting to make a point that Lowndes County has played a more challenging schedule than Northside, that person is dilusional or just ignorant.

Northside played and won at Valdosta High School. Lowndes has not faced any opponent in two seasons better than the 2009 Valdosta Wildcats at home (that includes hosting the 2008 Northside Eagles). Carver-Columbus has as many, if not more NCAA Division I prospects as any program in the state. It does not matter if they are AAA. Carver-Columbus was embarass many, many AAAA and AAAAA programs. Their QB is as fine an athlete as any player in the state. Yes, Northside won by 9 points. What you fail to mention is Northside led 21-0 and in traditional Conrad Nix fashion, he played younger players against top flight competition while holding a 3 touchdown lead.

Lowndes has not played anyone, especially on the road. Yes, Peachtree Ridge is probably a fine team. I do not know any high school that is going to shine playing 4 hours from home and facing a crowd like the one any opposing team faces at Martin Stadium in Valdosta (home of Lowndes County). I do not fault Lowndes for that. If I had to play at Northside and against Valdosta & Warner Robins, I would not load the front end of my schedule either.

I am a little surprised that people consider themselves big Georgia High School football fans, yet are too dumb to realize the home field matters in high school football. If you believe that Grayson was better than Lowndes County last season, you are fooling yourself. Grayson was better on a dark, overcast and rainy night against Lowndes County, who was playing almost 4 hours from home. Player for player Lowndes was better. Heck, Greg Reid could have beaten Grayson or any other Georgia team by himself. The Vikings just did not have it on the road on that night.

Northside-Warner Robins is clearly the best home team in the state of Georgia. The Eagles have proven it and our home record speaks for itself. Northside-Warner Robins has also done this playing top flight competition, whether it be Lowndes County, Valdosta, Warner Robins, or nationally ranked programs like Miami’s Booker T. Washington.

Lowndes County is going to have to do something that no team has done since September 1996. Goober and others can display their ignorance about the magic of some Georgia High School home fields. The great part about this debate is Friday is just around the corner. I will take Northside against anyone at McConnell-Talbert Stadium. Even with our young Eagles, I take Northside over Lowndes County at the MAC.

Most team do not even compete there. They simply roll over and take their beating, just as Peachtree Ridge did at Martin Stadium…just as top flight Lowndes County teams have done in the past.

Go Eagles!

Wolverine fan

September 29th, 2009
6:58 pm

RealisticEPFan……All’s I can say is “Get a pair” I guess ya can’t take little jabs here and there. I will leave you alone from now on.

THE CANNON RULES!!!

September 29th, 2009
7:25 pm

SportsFan31313…

I see McEachern as being the #1 seed for Region 5A (unless they lose a key player or someone pulls a HUGE upset…and even with just ONE loss by virtue of already playing & BEATING EAST, Woodstock & Etowah they would still maintain the #1 spot.)

I see EAST as being the #2 seed with Woodstock #3 and Etowah #4…all 4 being strong playoff caliber teams.

Wolverine fan…

No excuses here…BUT the game with Marietta and the 9/0 score was in my opinion greatly influenced by the circumstances everyone in Paulding County (and surrounding areas) experienced the last 10 days. Frankly we were lucky to even be able to PLAY the game, let alone win it. Paulding County schools were closed the entire week and this game was played with virtually no practice time geared towards Marietta. Try playing any opponent basically “Blindfolded” and see how any team does.

I think you will see a VERY different EAST team take the field against Etowah this week!!!

TICK…TICK…TICK…BOOOOOOOOOOOOOM!!!!!…GO RAIDERS!!!!!

cane fan

September 29th, 2009
7:52 pm

fitz at cook this week…. home field advantage will not matter, before worth county at home a couple of weeks ago, fitz has not played at home the last 10 games, fitz will run and or pass and win. good luck lowndes, valdosta, I would very much like to see those two teams play for the title.

Wolverine fan

September 29th, 2009
7:54 pm

# 1 seed Mcearchern

# 2 seed Woodstock

# 3 seed Etowah

# 4 seed Harrison

Newton parent

September 29th, 2009
8:10 pm

Little ol Newton lost to Stephenson who has what 30 Div 1 recruits? 13-7? I know it was raining and all, but I think most elite programs with that many D1 guys should run over Newton, at least thats what I told my daughter. Newton is good yall. You will see. To Stephenson, you guys don’t look like state championship material. Too undisciplined. Maybe you got the test yall needed to step to the next level, or yall thought yall were playing Columbia again last weekend. Time will tell.

Raider11Soccer

September 29th, 2009
9:30 pm

Wolverine fan! Are you serious Harrison at number 4!!! I thought Harrison would compete for that spot but since they lost to Kennesaw Mountain I dont think so. They haven’t even played Woodstock, McEachern, Etowah, and East Paulding. We dont know how good they are because they have faced no one in the region. So I think your off there.

rimshot

September 29th, 2009
9:33 pm

Dont fool yourself Newton parent, Our guys had an off night. Will Newton County make it to the playoffs? I dont think so.

Etowah Fan

September 29th, 2009
9:47 pm

Wolverine Fan – No way you can leave EP out of the top 4. EP is definitely in the hunt for the #2 seed. We will all know a lot more after Friday night’s Etowah/EP game.

I personally don’t think Harrison can hang after the loss to KM, but we’ll know for sure in two weeks when Harrison plays Woodstock… and Harrison will have had two weeks to prepare (off this week).

NG18

September 29th, 2009
10:56 pm

North Gwinnett just got a Florida 300+ pound O-Line Transfer that is learning the play book now. That makes 3 big boys .Peachtree Ridge will gladly let NG have the Region 7 Crown this year so they don’t have to play Lowndes in the 3rd round of the playoffs.

decatur where it is greater

September 29th, 2009
11:30 pm

I guess stephenson is the school everyone loves to hate. There are five blogs on ajc right now and we are the topic that everyone wants to bash. Newton parent your team played a good game, but even their best was not good enough. so get over it. if you weren’t impressed thats fine. we have 11 more games for you to come watch.

The Cannon Rules!

September 30th, 2009
6:43 am

Obviously Wolverine fan is putting Harrison in the #4 spot just to stir up th EAST posters…Harrison this year will be VERY lucky to end up at 4/6, a .500 season this year should be considered good as they reload for next year. Region 5A no longer goes thru Due West West Rd.!!!

I agree that this friday goes a LONG way in determining the 5A standings as the winner between Etowah/EAST goes a long way in whether EAST should be the #2 or #3 with the wild card still being the EAST/Woodstock game the last week of the season. The best Etowah can probably hope for is the #4 spot.

ETOWAH your countdown is on…TICK…TICK…TICK…BOOOOOOOOOM!!!
GO RAIDERS!!!!!

wolverine fan

September 30th, 2009
7:58 am

I just think EP will get beaten by Etowah, Harrison and the Wolverines.

Roland

September 30th, 2009
8:18 am

I don’t agree with everyone bashing Stephenson just because, but I do agree with the assertion that their competition and discipline is not where it needs to be. Columbia, McNair, and whoever else they played are not strong enough opponents for a championship team to play. In fact the only team of that calibre they play is MLK and even still they need to be emotionally motivated to beat them like last year.

As a Dekalb residents I would love to see Steph play a Lowndes or Northside the first game of the season. I don’t believe that mess of no one wanting to play them. People want to play MLK and they are just as good if not better.

Please!

September 30th, 2009
8:35 am

I find it crazy that everyone is still on this Newton Stephenson thing. I guess Stephenson got their feelings hurt because those lil ol boys from that poor school refused to let them have their way. Was it officiating? newton’s coach didnt use that excuse…was it all those big ol boys Stephenson had out? Newton had starters out…was it the rain? newton never fumbled the ball…was it an off night by the jags? NO- you had a good team slap your arrogant tails in the mouth! and made you like it!!! this is a sign of things to come from newton so stephenson keep crying and enjoy your next 6 games!

Pops

September 30th, 2009
8:38 am

Wow…Wolverine Fan – You have stirred the pot with the EP contingent. And to think this will go on until you play at the end of the season. Great work on the blog!
Cannon can you run two countdown’s simutaneously? Etowah and Woodswtock?
Oh yeah… Your cannon shells will fall short of Etowah this week. We look very dangerous. Kind of like when Harrison came here last year.

Officials

September 30th, 2009
9:03 am

The problem with officials is there is no accountability. If a coach is ejected he pays a fine and sits out a game, what happens to an official who blows a call or has a series of bad calls? For the officials this a hobby and for the Coaches it’s their JOB and no one is making sure that the hobby people are doing what’s right to protect the Job people. What would happen if you fired officials for a poorly done job?

The Cannon Rules!!

September 30th, 2009
9:04 am

Hey Pops…

Nope one countdown at a time…LOL!!! EAST is ready for a big breakout game so I think they are ready for Etowah this week…The Harrison comments are too funny some folks are making, they are a sub .500 team this year!

eagleforlife

September 30th, 2009
9:36 am

Viking fans… Go to http://www.northsidefootball.com and see just how the underdog Eagles when ya’ll where “#1″ in the state put it to you at the MAC in 1997!!…. I’m smelling a REPEAT!!! =)

Wolverine2Blazer

September 30th, 2009
10:06 am

To the EP peeps,, with all do respect the 9-0 score was a surprise. Ya’ll we’re hyping it up so much and yet you barely scored. And with the Woodstock-Etowah thing, yeah we bash each other when we play each other. When it comes down to it though, we’re neighbors. We shop at the same Kroger for pete’s sake. So yeah we back each other up when it comes to stuff. Its what friend’s do, not that you’d know about being friends at other schools. All you do is annoy the region with your superman mentality even after you get knocked down.

Wolverine2Blazer

September 30th, 2009
10:08 am

Oh, and Woodstock was a sub .500 team this time last year and look what happened to us. Dont count the Hoya’s out yet. To be honest with you, I think that Harrison’s place is the hardest in the region to come out with a win.

SportsFan31313

September 30th, 2009
10:17 am

Greetings Etowah Fan,

Then this weekend will be a tough game between the two (East Paulding & Etowah. I believ that EP will defeat Etowah at their home. In addition, I believe that East Paulding will finish 2nd in their Region.

SportsFan31313

September 30th, 2009
10:19 am

Cannon Rules,

I agree.

SportsFan31313

September 30th, 2009
10:22 am

Wolverine Fan,

I have McEachern, East Paulding, a tie between Etowah and Woodstock for third, and Harrison Fourth. Things could change but right now, that is what I’m predicting.

Wolverine2Blazer

September 30th, 2009
10:39 am

Haha, So I just looked at the real region standings and It’s 1) McE 2) Harrison and EP and Woodstock tied for 3rd with Etowah five.

wolverine fan

September 30th, 2009
10:40 am

No way shape or form will Etowah loose 2 in a row at home. You have a better chance of snow in July.

RealisticEPFan

September 30th, 2009
10:59 am

Bottom line in 5AAAAA is pretty simple:

#1 Seed – McEachern finishes 10-0
#2 Seed – Woodstock at 9-1 or EP at 9-1
#3 Seed – Woodstock/EP/Etowah at 8-2 or 7-3 if Etowah
#4 Seed – EP at 7-3 or Etowah at 6-4

If Etwoah beats EP Friday they will get the 3 seed and EP the 4. IF EP wins then the last game of the year between Woodstock/EP will decide the 2/3 spot with the node to Woodstock because of home field and nothing else.

I really don’t see any of the other schools being a spoiler, North Cobb is too inconsistent, Harrison is down, KSM is a crap shoot. I think Marietta beats Harrison.

Now lets let the other regions and classes debate awhile.

Etowah Fan

September 30th, 2009
11:01 am

Wolverine2Blazer – Harrison may be #2 in the region now, but they have yet to run the “gauntlet” of the preseason (and midseason) power structure for R5: Woodstock, EP, McE, and Etowah in that order schedule-wise… with Marietta thrown in there before Etowah. Harrison’s 3-1 region record is misleading as their 3 victories are against teams with a combined record of 4-11.

Arguably, if Harrison is rebuilding this year they may continue to get progressively better through the season (i.e. like Woodstock did last year). I guess we’ll know more in 9 days when Woodstock/Harrison play.

Etowah Fan

September 30th, 2009
11:11 am

SportsFan31313 – your predicted order of finish for R5 still has Harrison on the outside looking in for the playoffs… I agree with Harrison not making the playoffs, but I will wait until after Friday’s Etowah/EP game to post any updated projected order of finish for 2-4 seeds. McE will win R5 barring some colossal collapse.

VikingsOnAMission

September 30th, 2009
11:18 am

eagleforlife – You better say your prayers that the Viking players DON’T look at that posting. This will only make matters worse for your team come Friday night. You might want to re-think talking smack until Saturday morning.