Georgia High School Football Daily Spotlight: Week Six’s 10 Best Matchups

Baldwin at Burke County
When, where: 7:30 p.m. Friday, Bear Den, Waynesboro
Records, rankings: Baldwin is 3-2 overall, 1-0 in Region 3-AAA and unranked; Burke County is 4-0, 0-0 and No. 5.
Last meeting: Baldwin won 17-7 in 2008.
Three things to know:
1. Burke is 4-0 for the first time since 1991 and holds its highest state ranking since starting No. 2 in 1998.
2. Burke County quarterback Terrell Brigham has rushed for 556 yards and six touchdowns and passed for 427 yards (completing 40 of 59 passes) and six touchdowns.
3. Baldwin is the defending region champion after its 12-1 finish last year. Its losses this season are to No. 2 Peach County (17-7) and No. 4 Carver of Columbus (28-19).

Buford at Avondale
When, where: 7:30 p.m. Friday, Avondale Stadium, Avondale Estates
Records, rankings: Buford is 3-1 overall, 1-1 in Region 6-AA and No. 4; Avondale is 3-1, 1-0 and unranked.
Last meeting: Buford won 49-7 in 2008.
Three things to know:
1. Buford’s Darrian Smith rushed for 92 yards and two touchdowns and Jessel Curry had 54 yards rushing, a touchdown and a long interception return in a 28-0 victory against Decatur last week.
2. Avondale, which is 3-1 for the first time since 1989, is led by senior running back Max Thompson, who averages about 105 yards per game.
3. Avondale’s Joshua Bowen returned a free kick 70 yards for a touchdown following a safety in the Blue Devils’ 14-7 upset of Blessed Trinity last week.

Colquitt County at Valdosta
When, where: 7:30 p.m. Friday, Bazemore-Hyder Stadium, Valdosta
Records, rankings: Both teams are 4-1 overall, 1-1 in Region 1-AAAAA and unranked.
Last meeting: Valdosta won 42-39 in 2008.
Three things to know:
1. Colquitt County’s Tyler Brown has thrown for 826 yards, almost twice that of the No. 2 passer in the region, Valdosta’s DaShay March (441 yards).
2. March is the top running quarterback in the region. He has 316 yards rushing on 56 carries. He’s attempted 45 passes and not been intercepted.
3. Neither head coach has won a state title at his current school, but Colquitt County’s Rush Propst won five at Hoover, Ala., and Valdosta’s Rick Tomberlin won three at Washington County.

Early County at Thomasville
When, where: 7:30 p.m. Friday, Veterans Memorial Stadium, Thomasville
Records, rankings: Early County is 3-1 overall, 1-0 in Region 1-AA and unranked. Thomasville is 2-2, 1-0 and No. 10.
Last meeting: Thomasville won 40-6 in 2008.
Three things to know:
1. Early County was 0-4 at this point last season on the way to a 1-9 finish that stands as an anomaly for a program that has reached the state semifinals three times since Trey Woolf became head coach in 2001.
2. Thomasville quarterback Charles Hayes and running back Lanoris Christopher each rushed for right at 100 yards last week in a 21-6 victory over Brooks County, the region’s defending champion. Hayes and Christopher also are outstanding on defense.
3. This will be the 1,000th game for Thomasville, according to team historian Matt Yandle. The school’s record is 654-299-46. Only Valdosta has passed 1,000 games.

Greenville at Chattahoochee County
When, where: 7:30 p.m. Friday, Chattahoochee County High School, Cusseta
Records, rankings: Greenville is 4-0 overall, 2-0 in Region 4-A and No. 10; Chattahoochee County is 4-0, 3-0 and No. 5.
Last meeting: Chattahoochee County won 38-6 in 2008.
Three things to know:
1. Chattahoochee County had 548 totals yards, including 423 in the first half, in its 50-20 victory against Central (Talbotton) two weeks ago, according to the Columbus Ledger-Enquirer. David Cochran passed for 299 yards.
2. Chattahoochee County is 4-0 for the first time in the program’s four-year history; Greenville is 4-0 for the first time since 2005.
3. Greenville’s offense, led by quarterback Mario Alford, had more than 400 yards rushing in its most recent game, a 56-0 victory against Schley County two weeks ago.

Jefferson County at Swainsboro
When, where: 7:30 p.m. Friday, Tiger Field, Swainsboro
Records, rankings: Jefferson County is 5-0 overall, 5-0 in Region 3-AA and No. 5; Swainsboro is 4-0, 4-0 and unranked.
Last meeting: Jefferson County won 14-12 in 2008.
Three things to know:
1. These two teams, plus Dublin (4-0), are unbeaten in 3-AA. Each of the other eight teams has lost twice or more.
2. Jefferson County’s B.J. Bostic has rushed for 417 yards, passed for 267 and caught passes for 177, scoring 10 touchdowns and passing for six more.
3. Swainsboro’s Malcolm Eady has thrown for 597 yards (32-of-51) and eight touchdowns and rushed for 280 yards in four games. Eady and Bostic are considered the region’s best two quarterbacks.

Lowndes at Northside (Warner Robins)
When, where: 7:30 p.m. Friday, McConnell-Talbert Stadium, Warner Robins
Records, rankings: Lowndes is 5-0 overall, 2-0 in Region 1-AAAAA and No. 1; Northside is 4-0, 2-0 and No. 4.
Last meeting: Lowndes won 24-7 in 2008.
Three things to know:
1. Lowndes has three of the top six rushers in 1-AAAAA, each averaging at least 9.5 yards a carry, in Khary Franklin (48-581, six TDs), Troy Braswell (39-395, seven TDs) and Robert Anderson (39-370, four TDs).
2. Northside has won 53 consecutive regular-season games at McConnell-Talbert Stadium (last loss in 1997) when not facing a county rival that shares the stadium. Northside has won 36 straight games overall at McConnell-Talbert.
3. Northside has won 112 games and two state titles (2006, 2007) this decade, while Lowndes has won 101 games and three state titles (2004, 2005, 2007).

Peach County at Monroe
When, where: 7:30 p.m. Friday, Hugh Mills Stadium, Albany
Records, rankings: Peach County is 4-0 overall, 1-0 in Region 1-AAA and No. 2; Monroe is 4-1, 1-1 and unranked.
Last meeting: Peach County won 43-7 in 2008.
Three things to know:
1. Peach County has held its past two opponents, Baldwin and Perry, to less than 70 yards of total offense combined.
2. Monroe allowed just three points in its first four games before losing to Cairo 10-7 last week on a last-second field goal.
3. Monroe, which started the season 4-0, opened the year 3-0 in 2008 before losing six of its last seven and missing the playoffs.

Sandy Creek at Whitewater
When, where: 7:30 p.m. Friday, Wildcat Stadium, Fayetteville
Records, rankings: Sandy Creek is 3-1 and No. 6; Whitewater is 2-2 and unranked. It is the Region 5-AAAA Div. A opener for both teams.
Last meeting: Sandy Creek won 24-14 in 2008.
Three things to know:
1. Sandy Creek’s Rajion Neal rushed for 147 yards and two touchdowns against Osborne two weeks ago and has 599 rushing yards this season.
2. Both teams have suffered some tough close losses. Sandy Creek lost its opener 28-27 to East Coweta in double overtime; Whitewater lost to Mays 19-13 in overtime and to Class AAA No. 7 Carrollton 21-14.
3. The winner has the inside track on the subregion championship and the automatic state playoff berth that goes along with it.

Westminster at Lovett
When, where: 7:30 p.m. Friday, Woodward Academy’s Colquitt Stadium, College Park
Records, rankings: Westminster is 2-2 overall, 1-0 in Region 6-AA and unranked; Lovett is 5-0, 2-0 and No. 3.
Last meeting: Lovett won 24-21 in 2008.
Three things to know:
1. This game between Atlanta private school rivals was moved to Woodward Academy because of flooding in and around Lovett’s athletic facilities last week.
2. Lovett’s Taylor Mack scored on a 65-yard pass, a 14-yard run and an interception return in the Lions’ 56-0 victory against Cross Keys.
3. Quarterback John Egan ran for two touchdowns and passed for another in Westminster’s 39-20 victory against GAC last week.

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112 comments Add your comment

Pops

October 1st, 2009
7:43 am

Surely they have missed on the EP at Etowah game?
Why not pass up some hard hitting 5-AAAAA action when you could take in the Early County Thomasville barnburner?

allcrimson

October 1st, 2009
8:37 am

Lowndes vs. Northside will be well worth the price of the ticket.

It’s Great to Be A Northside Eagle!

1scout

October 1st, 2009
8:43 am

GO BEARS!!!! CONTINUE TO SHOW EVERYBODY WHAT HAPPENS TO PEOPLE THAT ENTER A BEAR DEN FULL OF (HUNGRY) BEARS. NO CHEATING THIS TIME FOR A WIN BALDWIN, WE’RE NOT IN MILLEDGEVILLE THIS YEAR. AAAA TEAMS WASN’T READY FOR (4-0)AAA BURKE COUNTY, NOW ITS TIME REGION 3-AAA. READY OR NOT, EXPECT NO MERCY.

The Cannon Rules!!

October 1st, 2009
8:51 am

Pops…

Don’t have heart failure when I tell you this BUT…

I AGREE 100% with you…LOL!!!…How could the AJC (OK technically Georgia High School Football Daily) NOT list the Etowah / EAST game considering the ramifications it has for Region 5A!!!

With that said life goes back to normal as I say…

THE ETOWAH COUNTDOWN IS ON…34 hours and counting!!!

TICK…TICK…TICK…BOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOM!!!

GO RAIDERS!!!!!!!

HeadEast

October 1st, 2009
9:02 am

Pops – See McE and Woodstock rated. See East and Etowah fighting for third place. Who cares? Just fans of those schools and 5-AAAAA. Having said that, Etowah wants revenge, East wants a home playoff game and it should be a close competitive game.

wolverine fan

October 1st, 2009
9:05 am

tick…tick…tick…GLOOM……….Go Etowah

wolverine fan

October 1st, 2009
9:14 am

tick…tick…tick…GLOOM……..Go Etowah

AVikingFan

October 1st, 2009
9:44 am

This Lowndes fan roots for EP until they play Mike O’brien’s Woodstock (sorry EP friends, but like that famous Izaih Mcdonald used to say, “THAT JUST BEES THE WAY IT IS.”) EP should have no problem with Etowah.

I wish we could borrow your cannon to use at “the MAC’ tomorrow night. Tifton has a cannon, Ware county has a Train Whistle. Last week some clowns on top of the Lowndes field house had a gazoo! (Yeah, I know, even the home fans had to laugh at how ridiculus it sounded.) Burke and Baldwin will also be a good game. Any of you guys up there know anything about Milton?

Etowah Fan

October 1st, 2009
9:49 am

Dis’ed again by AJC (aka GHSF Daily)… hard to believe they didn’t list the Etowah/EP game. But if you believe their consensus rankings, then this epic battle is for technically for the #3 seed. I think we (both EP and Etowah) both believe we are still fighting for the #2 spot!

I know, I know… Etowah is fighting from the farthest down the list, but it can happen!

Big Dawg

October 1st, 2009
9:50 am

Good Luck to Avondale. I ripped the popularity of the Avondale vs Blessed Trinity game last week, and ended up with egg on my face. I admit when I am wrong. However, this week I think that reality will set in. Buford 35-7 is my prediction. Bufords offense has struggled this season, but that defense is still pretty stout. I am glad the region is more competitive this season.

HeadEast

October 1st, 2009
10:21 am

Lowndes rules! The fake streak ends. (Don’t count playoff games or several losses to Warner Robins and they haven’t lost a home game since 1997. In reality they last lost at home only five years ago, Oct 22 2004, which is still a pretty impressive streak.) Lowndes 35 NSWR 10

HeadEast

October 1st, 2009
10:31 am

5-AAAAA summary…. McE is much better than last year and could win several playoff games justifying their #6 ranking. Other than that, Woodstock is still pretty good, East is down from last year, Etowah is down even more, and Harrison is so much worse they will have a losing season. Tomorrow’s game is probably for third place although an East win gives them a chance to beat Woodstock Nov 6 and wind up in 2nd place. The loser will go to Grayson in round one. So there’s no disrespect for this game, it’s just one of many with teams fighting for a playoff spot.

lowndesvikings1

October 1st, 2009
10:56 am

GO VIKINGS GO!!!!!!!!

ketaboon

October 1st, 2009
11:46 am

lets go PC! lets show aaa what we are all about PC 31-7

THE CANNON RULES!!!

October 1st, 2009
12:28 pm

AVikingFan…

EAST played (and beat) Milton last year at Milton in a playoff game that ranks as one of the best I have ever been to. It went to triple overtime!!!

Milton has probably the BEST visitors side seating I have seen at a high school. It resembles a jr. college stadium, and they are first class all the way. It’s a large school and last years team was very good, they had a running back who was big and fast (can’t remember his name) but I am almost sure he was a senior last year. I don’t know about how they are playing this year. If you play at Milton you will enjoy the trip.

Purple Hurricane 87

October 1st, 2009
12:45 pm

Amen 1scout, Amen. NO MERCY!!!!

AJC Sports

October 1st, 2009
12:59 pm

Etowah FanGHSF Daily and AJC are not the same. They’re providing us with extra high school sports coverage this season. We didn’t produce this content, they did. We just post it and bring it to you as a means of offering you HS coverage you might not otherwise get. Our HS beat writer is Michael Carvell. His stories are AJC-produced. So is anything that’s not marked as being GHSF Daily content.

Just saying… if you feel Etowah got dissed on this list, well… hey, where IS Todd Holcomb, anyway? :-)

AVikingFan

October 1st, 2009
1:02 pm

Thanks “the cannon Rules” I’ve was just wondering about Milton, i see where they seem to be winning each week. I try to keep up with EP because I kinda know you guys that support’em on on the blogs, and I try to keep up with Woodstock because Mike O’brien used to coach here and was treated very badly by Valdosta. I sure wish we could borrow your cannon this week so ENR could here it go BOOM BOOM every time we score. (That’s of course hoping we are ABLE to score on NSWR Friday.)

Good luck against Etowah!

EagleNationRising

October 1st, 2009
1:14 pm

I thought EP posters were all still in hiding after McEachern made quick work of yet another overhyped metro Atlanta program. Do us a favor, HeadEast, stay in the little boys room and chat mediocre metro Atlanta football. Chatter about Region 1-AAAAA football is for the big boys. EP is far from that.

EagleNationRising

October 1st, 2009
1:17 pm

Who is responsible for the scheduling at Baldwin HS in Milledgeville? Those guys were rated in the top five a few weeks ago. Now, they are facing their third top 5 team in a row. Wow! Good luck to the Braves. They will certainly be battle tested by the time the playoffs come if they can keep their head above water. Playing Peach County, Carver-Columbus, and now Burke County would be a tough challenge for any AAA team (or AAAA or AAAAA team). That is a murderer’s row of stiff competition in 3 consecutive weeks.

The Cannon Rules!!

October 1st, 2009
1:22 pm

AJC Sports…

I posted that it was not the AJC in my first post!!!

but since you bring it up…make a prediction on the EAST / Etowah game

SportsFan31313

October 1st, 2009
1:34 pm

ENR

Baldwin County will not beat Burke County this year. If they by chance pull it off, it would be a HUGE upset. Aren’t they in Region 3-AAA?

Pops

October 1st, 2009
1:34 pm

Etowah 27 East 14 …oops I thought I would help the AJC with that one.

EagleNationRising

October 1st, 2009
1:39 pm

As usual the Atlanta Journal-Constitution has the information incorrect. Northside was 7-0 as the home team in McConnell-Talbert Stadium in 1997. Amazing. Northside’s last regular season loss to a visiting team was on September 20, 1996. Since that 1996 season, Northside has won 10 or more games in every season except one, a 9-4 season in 1997. The Eagles have played in four State championship games, won 2 State Championships, and reached the Quarterfinals or better 6 times.

Why use a play on words? Northside’s last loss of any kind at McConnell-Talbert Stadium (The MAC) came on October 22, 2004 with a 10-3 loss against eventual State champion, Warner Robins. Of course, the MAC practically sits on the Warner Robins HS campus. I guess they sat on the road side of their home stadium. You call it what you want.

At the end of the day, Northside is 71-4 at the MAC since 2000, with two of those losses coming at the hands of the State Champion (Northside lost in the 2001 State Championship game to Parkview, 12-7, and lost to 2004 State Champion Warner Robins, 10-3).

Any clown who believes that any program in this nation can roll into the the MAC and “Peachtree Ridge” us is fooling themselves. In less than 30 hours, Lowndes posters, along with bandwagon Lowndes fans from Paulding County are going to see what the MAC is all about and learn that Northside-Warner Robins will not get “Peachtree Ridged” by anyone.

Etowah Fan

October 1st, 2009
1:43 pm

AJC – Nice disclaimer… and I did the know difference, but GHSF Daily does the predictions (Chip) and Polls (Todd) and the Prep Zone posts FOR the AJC. Part the “efficiency” efforts, I reckon.

But since you mentioned Carvell/AJC, he (assuming you won’t disavow him) did not highlight the Etowah/EP game either in the opening comments of Week 6 Football coverage. And I know that Carvell is out this week anyway. Bottom line, I guess the “dissing” of the Etowah/EP game appears to be universal. ;-)

It’s all in good fun. Just trying to prop/defend the Eagles and Region 5. There does seem to be a rather large Region 5 contingency that follows here… but I guess that doesn’t warrant any “respect” points.

Todd has been quiet…

EagleNationRising

October 1st, 2009
1:47 pm

I thought that this blog was about the top ten games in the state of Georgia. With that being the understanding here, why are we blogging about bottom-feeding programs like East Paulding? I am a little confused. I thought this was about important games across the state. I continue to see blogs about East Paulding. Do they even have a AAAAA team in Hiram? I heard that there was a program somewhere in Georgia wearing silver and black, but hitting like they wear pink Under Armour. The real EP has been exposed. Yet another example of OVERHYPED metro Atlanta football.

The Cannon Rules!!

October 1st, 2009
1:52 pm

EagleNationRising…

Do yourself a favor and do a bit of “homework” before you post…
Our East Paulding Raiders ARE NOT “another overhyped metro Atlanta program” as you put it, we a located in Paulding County west of Metro Atlanta!

and you need only look to last years playoff games to see the quality of Region 5A play as our RAIDERS played Grayson in a second round playoff game AT GRAYSON that was won by Grayson 17/7…Grayson then HOSTED your much ballyhooed Lowndes Vikings/THUGS and beat them by the SAME score of 17/7!!!

The difference in the games was the EAST / Grayson match-up was a good clean game and Grayson came out on top…the EAST & Grayson players met and shook hands at the end. With the Grayson / Lowndes game (as you know) your players tried to intimidate and take cheap shots all night…finally causing a full scale brawl that the Lowndes staff didn’t even try to stop…VERY CLASSY!!!

Pops

October 1st, 2009
1:53 pm

ENR is on a roll. “Lowndes posters, along with bandwagon Lowndes fans from Paulding county” now that’s funny!

Pops

October 1st, 2009
1:55 pm

It’s getting hot in here!

Just saying...

October 1st, 2009
1:55 pm

Nothing against reading about the rest of the State, but this is the AJC (ATLANTA-area). We want to read about the schools in our area. The papers in other parts of the State do not cover our schools.

Northside Observer

October 1st, 2009
1:56 pm

The Eagles are not in the elite class Lowndes is this year. They should be very confident playing an underdog. We just don’t want it to be a runaway game playing the #4 team in the nation–depending on the poll. NS will do it’s best but please come to play a determined light weight.

EagleNationRising

October 1st, 2009
1:59 pm

This will be my final post about a game that is not even listed among the top games. As usual, metro Atlanta high school posters are going to force their way into the conversation. I have a suggestion for an amazing way for Region 5-AAAAA to garner some real respect. Win in the state playoffs. I am not talking about the first home game against another weak metro Atlanta program. I am talking about doing what Woodstock, the 4th seed from the region, almost did last season when they gave Camden County all that they could handle.

The other option is to schedule top flight competion annually and win annually. To Harrison’s credit, they did just that. My guess is that they played Lowndes well at Harrison and then beat Lowndes at Martin Stadium. Now, the Vikings are dodging them. Nonetheless, the programs, especially the top programs should go out and play thr big name programs across the state. That will garner great respect.

I am going to pick Etowah because I believe that EP is suspect on the road. They barely beat Rome and lost to McEachern, who is clearly the class of the region. That 49-10 loss to McEachern by Etowah concerns me. I just do not understand how you get beat so badly in a high school game. 49-10? Seriously?

Etowah 24, East Paulding 20

EagleNationRising

October 1st, 2009
2:06 pm

CannonRules: You boys out in Hiram like to play the country boy card. You know full well that Paulding County is a part of the ARC. If you are denying it, I will post the website on this board. Your hometown boy, Georgia General Assembly House Speaker Glenn Richardson, is chasing every Atlanta lobby skirt and working to make Hiram a big part of the metro area.

I live in the middle of the city. You, like most people in Hiram, are selective about when you want to be a part of metro Atlanta. CannonRules, the EP-Etowah game is not listed. Deal with it. Don’t blame me. Blame the AJC, which wastes most of our time every Saturday by covering the very soft silver and black. I can barely eat my Saturday morning breakfast without seeing pictures from who the silver and black lost to.

I am over it. Let’s talk about the 10 biggest games this week. That means no more chatter about EP. Don’t make me call the McEachern Indians into this conversation. By the way, what is the deal with HeadEast riding the Lowndes bandwagon so hard. Give me a break!

Pops

October 1st, 2009
2:07 pm

ENR – I like your Etowah pick and respect your region 5 opinion, but you have also mentioned the glimpses’ that would garner the respect you speak of. Harrisson in the past, and Woodstock’s deep run last year. Perhaps there is another region 5 run coming this year. McCeachern certaintly could do it.
As far as the Etowah McCeachern game. Get caught with your pants down and you will get spanked!

Purple Hurricane 87

October 1st, 2009
2:08 pm

To SportsFan31313: Yep,the same region as Washington Co, and Thompson.

EagleNationRising

October 1st, 2009
2:22 pm

CannonRules: This is the same Paulding County that is home to Hiram, GA; Dallas, GA; and those East Paulding Raiders who McEachern kicked around? Correct? Did you really say that you are not a part of Atlanta? You do know that metro Atlanta has a second perimeter highway approved, called something like the Outer Loop or Outer Perimeter? You do know that it is going to run through Paulding County?

You are Atlanta, as this map of the ARC (Atlanta Regional Commission shows: http://www.atlantaregional.com/documents/rs_ARC_Regions_Map_11×17_032409.pdf.

Don’t deny it. Your team plays like a metro Atlanta program too. We both know that if anyone on this site rolled into a Hiram or Dallas gas station, the Atlanta Journal-Constitution will be all over the place. Furthermore, half of the town would be reading through it every Saturday morning to see if there are more pictures from the Raiders game. I guarantee you the AJC has it’s highest sales in Paulding County on Saturday morning, because they give the Raiders so much ink.

If you keep talking I am going to send some people from McEachern to pipe you down. Remain focused on what this board is about – the top games and matchups in Georgia this week. There must be a consolation blog about teams like EP, that are not really relevent.

EagleNationRising

October 1st, 2009
2:32 pm

Pops: There is no doubt that McEachern is right where you want to be. Ranked and respected, but just under the radar. Still, these programs are not newcomers to the seen. Some of the schools have been around for years. At some point, they have to really take a big step forward if they want the “respect” that they seek.

Gwinnett programs get ink because they perform annually. There is always someone looming from the county. It may be an underperforming Norcross program. It may be Peachtree Ridge winning a state championship out of nowhere. It may be a run from Parkview or the consistency of Brookwood. It may be Grayson beating a beast of a Lowndes team last year or North Gwinnett going out and beating top out-of-state teams.

The Cobb County schools have not done that. Even DeKalb County schools have won it all with Dunwoody or Southwest DeKalb, the program with one state titles and the talent pool to win 10 state titles. Now, Stephenson and Martin Luther King HS are rising. Region 5-AAAAA schools have to go out and make some noise. I do not believe that they do that regularly.

Woodstock had a really nice run last season, but were the last team to qualify as a 4th seed. Where was the top of the region? For all of their chest thumbing, EP has made runs and were put down so harshly, it made you wonder if they really belonged. Marist destroyed them 27-7 at the Georgia Dome in 2006. In 2007, Thomas County Central made a mockery of the Raiders with a 48-21 quarterfinal beatdown. That was AAAA football. Now, they are playing with the big boys and more losses have followed.

EagleNationRising

October 1st, 2009
2:33 pm

PurpleHurrican87: Are you telling us that Baldwin, Burke County, Peach County, Washington County, and Thomson are all in the same region? That is crazy!

Pops

October 1st, 2009
2:39 pm

ENR – All good points, By no means am I a defender of East Paulding. I also believe that Etowah’s modern day era began 4 years ago with the hiring of Bill Stewart, playoffs each year.
I am just hoping for the nice win for Etowah, that we are both predicting.

EagleNationRising

October 1st, 2009
2:47 pm

PurpleHurricane 87: I see the region. If Peach County was in that region too, that would not really seem fair. Peach County just plays Baldwin as a local (Middle Georgia) game. You guys have some stiff competition. Who is going to win the Baldwin-Burke County game? I believe that SportFan31313 is calling for a Burke County win. I know that some poster from Waynesboro believe that Burke County is being underappreciated.

I have to admit, I am in the closet on being on the Braves’ bandwagon because I was raised playing against Baldwin teams. Those guys use to play in our region when our region included all of the Macon and Warner Robins schools along with Baldwin and Evans & Butler from the Augusta area.

Good luck tomorrow night. Take it easy on the Middle GA kids from Baldwin and Washington County. :-)

EagleNationRising

October 1st, 2009
2:51 pm

Pops: Where is Bill Stewart from? It looks like he and this guy named Kyle Hockman (McEachern) have turned things around in a hurry at their respective schools. Where are these guys from? Do you know?

Proud Eagle

October 1st, 2009
3:12 pm

Eagle Nation Rising: As a long-time Northside fan who has supported our team in many ways over the years, I beg you, I implore you … please shut up. You are an embarrassment to our program with your endless rantings and claims and boasts about your knowledge and even your own education. You probably don’t know this, but most of us consider all of your crap to be a serious insecurity problem with yourself, and it is obviously pathological.

If you’re going to post, just once, please JUST ONCE … say something nice and positive about our players who work so hard to entertain us.

And don’t say another word about any streak! Last year you set us up for a big loss at Lowndes, and you’re doing the same thing this year.

PLEASE … take this as a personal challenge and just resist the urge to continue with more of your crapola postings. Since you obviously are not aware of it, please be informed that your postings have become an obsessive and severe psychological disorder. You need help, sir! And of course I expect you to immediately retort with more of your crap and convoluted anti-logic.

PLEASE, on behalf of all decent and sane Northside fans … SHUT UP!

Purple Hurricane 87

October 1st, 2009
3:12 pm

To ENR: No Peach Co is not in the same region (thank God) as Burke and Baldwin. The others in region 3-AAA are WACO, Thompson, Liberty Co, Richmond Hill, and Wast Laurens.

Purple Hurricane 87

October 1st, 2009
3:14 pm

To ENR: You should be some kind of sports writer the stuff you know, JEZZZZZ.

Pops

October 1st, 2009
3:14 pm

ENR – Based on what I loosley know about Stewart. His roots are in Florida playing for UCF and the Orlando Predators. I believe he was defensive coordinator at Armwood(Perennial power), and then held same position at Parkview before coming over to Etowah. Most of his staff seem to have Florida roots as well.
Etowah Fans correct me if I am wrong.

RAIDER FAN

October 1st, 2009
3:15 pm

The Cannon Rules, how could you possibly forget Milton’s #5 Tony Williams. We only heard his name and number 9 out of every 10 plays they ran that night. I think the coaches forgot there were 10 other players on the field with him.

AVikingFan

October 1st, 2009
3:38 pm

Proud Eagle your 3:12pm post was well written and much appreciated! I thoroughly respect NSWR, its players, coaches, tradition, and it’s fans. All except for ENR. Hopefully in our game Friday, even though it will be hotly contested by players from both teams, there are no injuries to players or traffic accidents for fans going to or from the game. Also, hopefully we will have good weather and experienced referees. It really should be a great game.

HeadEast

October 1st, 2009
3:47 pm

ENR – For all that big BS you post you left out a few things. Any championship you ever won was against a bunch of weak sisters in little league AAAA. In real ball and recent history you have two less losses than EP, a margin that will be back to one after tomorrow night. Last year you talked all that smack about all 1-AAAAA teams in the semis and NONE OF THEM MADE IT!!!!! You went out in the 2nd round last year just like we did. One huge difference, we won our first game on the road not at home playing some weak little girls team with the infamous homeboy cheating refs of Warner Robins. Only problem with tomorrow is it should be Etowah Eaglettes vs Northside Lady Eaglettes and EP with Lowndes and we’d get two good games instead of two blowouts. Egg layin, smack talkin birds get their feathers ruffled in their own little nests tomorrow. Lowndes Rules! East Rocks!

SportsFan31313

October 1st, 2009
3:58 pm

EagleNationsRising,

I said that Burke County, Washington County, Baldwin County, Liberty County and Thompson. are in the same Region. This Region remind me of region 1-AAAAA.

COWBELLMAN

October 1st, 2009
3:59 pm

HEY ENS, SHUT UP!!!!!!!!! I think you need to be worrying about Lowdnes more so than the EP Raiders. Seems to me that you want to take all the attention away from the thrashing you guys are about to receive from the vikings. They beat ya last year and they will do it again this year, just a little worse. When Lowndes starts playing folks other than Woodland of Henry county, and Ware county then you can start talking, until then keep your mouth shut. Don’t know what problem you have with EP, but I’d like to know. As far as the Etowah/EP game Friday, it is a big game for both schools. Should be about like last year close til the end.