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It’s Week Nine 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.

CARVELL ASKS: Who’s the state’s top running back? Tell us.

We are here to talk football, football and more football. Going to a game? Take the cellphone or PDA and let us know what’s going on at YOUR game. Got a score update, see a killer play? Keep it clean, POST IT HERE and SEND US GAME PHOTOS.

WEEK 9 SCOREBOARD: CLICK HERE to see the Week 9 results.

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

Marist vs. Southwest DeKalb | Photos
Sandy Creek vs. Starr’s Mill | Photos
Milton vs. Roswell | Photos
Woodstock vs. Cherokee | Photos

Don’t forget to check out these high school football gamers and stories…

Stone Mountain vs. Tucker
Harrison vs. McEachern
A look at Woodstock coach Mike O’Brien

In the metro Atlanta roundup, get the scoop on these games…

Lassiter vs. Walton
Dacula vs. Brookwood
Newnan vs. Pebblebrook
North Gwinnett vs. North Forsyth
Newton vs. Douglass
Griffin vs. Jonesboro
Mill Creek vs. Collins Hill
Buford vs. Blessed Trinity

WEEK 9 SCOREBOARD: CLICK HERE to see the Week 9 results.

Watch high school football on demand! See Georgia High School sports both live and On Demand on the Internet at GHSA.TV. This week’s games: Marist vs. Southwest DeKalb and Walton vs. Lassiter.

Week 9 topic: Which teams STILL have the best chance to ruin someone’s season right now?

445 comments Add your comment


October 22nd, 2009
10:01 am

No UG-Stephenson?

cane fan

October 22nd, 2009
11:17 am

Fitcgerald will beat the brains out of brooks county, Fitz is healthy,strong,and to fast. We are gonna rock you like a hurricane

Wolverine Fan

October 22nd, 2009
11:37 am

Can’t wait for the game tomorrow night Cherokee, what a great place to watch high school football.


October 22nd, 2009
12:16 pm

cane fan – those folk will throw rocks at your bus when they lose, be careful !!


October 22nd, 2009
12:21 pm

First call for ENR! Wherefore are thou, ENR! Calling ENR … hello ENR?! Is there any life on the planetoid called ENR?!

Northside beat Lowndes in 1966. According to ENR, the Genius of the Universe, everything that has happened on Planet Earth since then is a direct result of this event 43 years ago — perhaps even his own birth?!

Colquitt County 21, Warner Robins 20

Tift Co 87, Northside 0

Valdosta 24, Coffee 7 (Tomberlin begins his lame-duck run at the state playoffs, as all of his bosses hope like hell that Valdosta loses so they can save face).

Lowndes 52, Houston 7 (at the MAC!, ENR)

Come on out and regale us, boy!


October 22nd, 2009
12:23 pm

UGfan I know They like to pretend Stephenson dont exist. We are use to it. But Tell your young mens to play hard dont worry about the AJC.

big j

October 22nd, 2009
12:24 pm

R u for real newton-douglas


October 22nd, 2009
12:36 pm

Goober, your name fits you well! Lol!

Some Sense

October 22nd, 2009
12:55 pm

Still don’t understand why Lowndes is even playing football this year after that brutal, vicious display at Grayson last year.

cane fan

October 22nd, 2009
1:22 pm

I believe you are right jefferson, well played last week, can you believe all the newspapers had picked early to win last week??? I dont even think FEMA will be able to help brooks this friday.

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October 22nd, 2009
1:54 pm

I can’t wait to see the story on Coach OB! Woodstock is very proud to have him coaching our boys.


October 22nd, 2009
2:09 pm

ENR: When you said WR would violate Colquitt, did you mean they would squeal like a pig?
Goober: I though Gomer was your cousin.
Take Newnan over Pebblebrook, Collins Hill over Mill Creek, Gwinnett over Forsyth in the battle of the North’s, Brookwood over Dacula (that’s for you BROOKWOOD MOM), Colquitt over the Demons (hope my wife doesn’t read this-she won’t) & Parkview over Idle.

UpSet Alert

October 22nd, 2009
2:43 pm

North Forsyth over North Gwinnett

NG better be ready !!!!

Big Dawg

October 22nd, 2009
3:01 pm

Avondale is going to have to make due with another playoff letdown. Sucks for yall! Bulldawgs are getting that Homecoming Victory against Avondale.


October 22nd, 2009
3:18 pm

No one is on Grayson schedule that will upset them. The toughest part of their schedule is behind them. But what can happen is a team that runs the spread effectivley and gets a 2 touchdown lead on them would give them trouble. Both South Gwinnett and Parkview run the spread and giave them fits until the 4th quarter where Grayson showed their mettle and pulled away to win each. Grayson’s strength is their defense hands down.

Westminister with Ralph David Abernathy has a chance to upset Buford on Oct 30th. That will be a game to watch.

Tell the Truth

October 22nd, 2009
3:44 pm

UGfan & Jags: I think the AJC was referencing games it will cover on Friday. If you look at the Top games blog, the Stephenson-Union Grove game is listed. By the way, Chip Saye picked Stephenson.

NHS Eagle Fan

October 22nd, 2009
4:05 pm

Warner Robins will be Colquitt…won’t even be too close.


October 22nd, 2009
4:08 pm

Best Running Back in State: McEachern’s Rajaan Bennett – GO INDIANS!!!!


October 22nd, 2009
5:14 pm

LaGrange over Carver next week. Even with the home field advantage enjoyed by Carver-Col, the Grangers win. (unless the officials play a HUGE factor), which they are more than capable of doing in Columbus, Ga. The Grangers are a better team led by the 2 most under rated players in the state: RB Ocie Salter(5′5 162) and QB Jamius Gunsby(6′5 229).


October 22nd, 2009
5:21 pm

Left out a few other reasons for the upset. Next to Newnan’s Ransby, LG’s Josh Manning is the best multi purpose DB/Return man/receiver in the state. Throw in LB/RB Xavier Heard(5′10.5 190 lbs), LB Devon Smith(6′0.5 223) DT Jarrell Williams (6′1 275) along with a host of other talented well coached Grangers. The Grangers are a better team than Carver-Col. Just hope the officials will let the kids play.

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October 22nd, 2009
6:28 pm

Wolverine2Blazer is predicting an upset this weekend…
Go Warriors!

The Danglin' Participle

October 22nd, 2009
6:57 pm

Considering the Mighty Griffin Bears meteoric and well deserved rise to the top of the AAAA ranks this year, it seems to have some of you self-deemed high school pundits in a “crumpled drawers” attitude! The Alcovy types seem to be the most wrinkle-rashed and craw-gnashed of the bunch, with all the “what about me” (waa-waah.snif snif-sob-waaaa) “why are we not considered in the rankings”??? rantings and carrying on….PUH-LEEEEEZE… good grief Alcovy…it’s like this…Once you establish a TRADITION of Winning YEAR after YEAR and playing the BEST the State has to offer then and only then may you even be mentioned in the same sentence with the likes of GRIFFIN, SWD, BAINBRIDGE, MARIST, TUCKER, WESTSIDE MACON, NORTH CLAYTON, etc etc….just be patient…try to keep winning in your GRIFFIN OWNED region, and USE SOME OINTMENT FOR CRYING OUT LOUD!!!!! Oh and by the way…when you get slammed and hear the “bear-meat” chants from the most loyal fans in the State of Georgia, don’t feel too bad about it…many good teams have heard it over the years, right after the Mighty Bear Claw hammer smack engulfed them.…Griffin is THAT good t his year…seriously…. buy extra ointment.


October 22nd, 2009
7:00 pm

Still don’t understand why Some Sense still needs some.

i bleed blue and orange

October 22nd, 2009
7:07 pm

Northside of course wins at Tift Co., Warner Robins beats Colquitt, Lowndes beats Houston County, and the rest i have no clue and could care less!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!

ETA: We’re leaving this comment in but it’s been edited for content. Watch the words you use when posting from now on. Thanks. — AJC Sports

UG Believer

October 22nd, 2009
7:50 pm

Union Grove is going to shock the world Saturday. Stephenson is a great team but I think that coming off of the big game against MLK they will be a little down. They don’t know what is fixin to hit’em. No Mercy!!!!

Grayson Student

October 22nd, 2009
8:30 pm

jhillsman, i agree with you, i actually think however that graysons biggest strenght against the spread is our stubborn ball control offense. The best defense is a good offense


October 22nd, 2009
8:51 pm

Upset Special on Friday……………..Walton over lassitter.

Northside Observer

October 22nd, 2009
9:25 pm

Michael Cavell/Todd Holcomb: I think you need to review a suggected profanity and political comment that have been brewing for awhile. It was bound to happen because the blogger had been gradually saying not so nice comments in his previous bloggs. It is listed at 3:22 on 22 Oct. 2009. You mentioned in the beginning of this football school year, sexist, political, racist, and profanity would not be tolerated.

ETA: Thanks. We’ll handle this. — AJC Sports

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crimhigh alum

October 22nd, 2009
10:25 pm

Rest in Peace to Coach William Lester of Crim and Murphy. Papa Eagle will never be forgotten. He raised me on the field and in life as I became a member of society. Thats what its all about.


October 22nd, 2009
10:30 pm

Rajann Bennett is the best running back in the state. Mack Brown is overrated.

cane fan

October 22nd, 2009
10:42 pm

fitzgerald is going to kick some brooks county trojans butts


October 22nd, 2009
11:19 pm

Just a question that needs to be asked. What is up with all the sensitivity this year that wasn’t around last year or previous years with regards to politics, etc.

I understand we no longer have Bush as president, so is that why we now have all the sensitivity? Seems to me a different standard being set here. Reverse Racism? Just asking?

Is this the real problem or are we now just deciding to enforce something we feel we should have been enforcing all along?

A curious mind want to know.

I understand my thoughtful question may cause thought police action,
but I’m cool with that too.

ETA: This is a high school FOOTBALL blog. Let’s keep it that way, please. If you have questions, comments re: politics, we’re asking that you take them to our other blogs. Thanks. — AJC Sports


October 23rd, 2009
12:10 am

I agree with ya Wolverine Fan. Cherokee is a great place to watch a high school football game. It brings the fans into the action on the field. If you can get the homeside to make some noise that place would be rockin on Friday nights. Good Luck to all Region 5-5A teams Friday night.


October 23rd, 2009
2:38 am

I have never been a fan of bringing politics into THIS forum…so, If you want to discuss politics im sure foxnews, cnn, msnbc, and others have a blog, take it there….what do politics have to do with GA HIGH SCHOOL FOOTBALL? (the question i always ask when i see ANY reference to politics) give me one documented instance where obama or even bush factors into ga hsfb???

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October 23rd, 2009
2:41 am

Slalom 1–If LaGrange can keep it as close as lowly Troup did against Carver, I think they’ll be OK. Just have to keep Crowell from getting outside.

Gwinnett Fan

October 23rd, 2009
7:49 am

Question of the day……….Are we gonna stay dry tonight?

That is why more schools need turf. Hopefully next year in Gwinnett County.

Go roswell !

October 23rd, 2009
7:56 am

Roswell over milton tonight. Physical defense, run first offense with 2 D1 receievers if needed, and great special teams. Great rivalry game especially after milton won last year in a huge upset. Upset special will be walton over lassitter ! Seems alot to ask for for the lassitter offense to repeat last weekends spectacular offensive showing and walton is at home in a rivaly game between 2 east cobb schools. 1st and 10 Hornets !!!

Wolverine Fan

October 23rd, 2009
7:57 am

Gwinnett Fan…I am not worried about the boys getting muddy or wet. I am worried about old farts like me getting muddy or wet…LOL

Trojan Man

October 23rd, 2009
8:17 am

Walton is going to get smashed tonight. End of story.

J. Green

October 23rd, 2009
8:39 am

SouthWest DeKalb!!! We ARE State bound and we WILL win tonight!!! Go SWD!!!


October 23rd, 2009
9:06 am

Valdosta over Coffee…Lowndes over Houston…Colquitt over Warner Robins…Northside over Tifton…the north ga teams better be ready come playoff time…I gotta feeling south ga is gonna play some ball!!

Black and Gold24

October 23rd, 2009
9:11 am

Colquitt beats WR, and at least by 10 points. No one has run the ball on Colquitt this season, not even Lowdnes posted huge rushing yards against the Packer D. Offensively the Packers have only stopped theirselves, no Defense has shut down that offense, and it will not happen in Moultrie tonight.

The Cannon Rules!!

October 23rd, 2009
9:16 am


Cherokee is a nice place to watch the game being that close to the field…But 2 negatives:

1) No Cheerleaders to stir up the crowd…they have to be on either end and not in front of the visitors stands…

2) That bldg. that sits in the middle of the visitors side, it blocks the view unless you are up real high in the stands…


October 23rd, 2009
9:26 am

I am super excited about the Warner Robins/Colquitt game!! This is one time that I will have to say GOOOO DEMONS!! I will be in Valdosta this weekend as my daughter has a gymnastics competition at Lowndes County High School! I will be in full Northside attire ALL weekend… I will in Valdosta all weekend!! I am curious how many heads I will turn in my Northside clothing???? LOL.. Ok, so I am easily amused… =)


October 23rd, 2009
9:27 am

at Grayson Student…. exactly… I don’t how I could leav Grayson’s ball control out. I’ve seen them enough this season to know they will keep the ball for 3 or 4 decades per possession. Great Solid Point! Big Ups to you.