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It’s the first round of HIGH SCHOOL FOOTBALL PLAYOFFS. 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 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, and POST IT HERE.

Michael Carvell’s Video Spotlight: Greenville High Coach Jeremy Williams

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PLAYOFFS RESULTS: Click here for first round scores and second round matchups

GHSA BRACKETS: AAAAA | AAAA | AAA | AA | A

Here are the first round playoff games you can find stories and photos from later tonight on ajc.com…

Northwest Whitfield vs. Southwest DeKalb
Collins Hill vs. Roswell
Brookwood vs. McEachern
Pelham vs. Greenville

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

Sprayberry vs. Marist (GHSA.tv game – 7 p.m. online)
Marietta vs. Grayson
Valdosta vs. Newnan (CSS TV game – Ch. 45 or 33 in Atlanta area)
Rick Tomberlin may be coaching his last Valdosta game

Don’t forget to check out our roundups from the first round of playoffs. Here’s what you’ll find…

Kell vs. Peachtree Ridge
Centennial vs. North Gwinnett
North Forsyth vs. Lassiter
Bradwell Institute vs. Stephenson
Colquitt County vs. Westlake
Franklin County vs. St. Pius
Pepperell vs. Buford
Social Circle vs. Holy Innocents’

GHSA BRACKETS: AAAAA | AAAA | AAA | AA | A

PLAYOFFS RESULTS: Click here for first round scores and second round matchups

First round topic: Best / worst bracket matchups – who had which?

950 comments Add your comment

maniac

November 12th, 2009
11:35 am

maniac

November 12th, 2009
11:36 am

Grayson all the way! GO RAMS!!!!

yo

November 12th, 2009
11:36 am

Since Valdosta/Newnan seems to be the AAAAA playoff game of the week of most interest I thought you might enjoy reading Valdosta coach Tomberlins remarks on last weeks game…and upcoming Newnan.

http://www.vdtvarsity.com/

Carlton

November 12th, 2009
11:44 am

High School Football Fan, I hear Shawnee Bear is coming over to scout the Lowndes games this weekend in preparation for next week’s game with Camden. Watch out for them they are tough!

Sportsfan31313

November 12th, 2009
12:09 pm

Sports Fan 31313 Predictions:

Northwest Whitfield vs. Southwest DeKalb Northwest Whtifield are not man enough to beat SWD
Take South West Dekalb surely.

Collins Hill vs. Roswell I’m going with Roswell.

Brookwood vs. McEachern Take McEachern on a comeback year.

Valdosta vs. Newnan Very tough call on this one. Newnan is a great football
team. However; Valdosta is out of Region 1-AAAAA
and we all know how that Region is. It could go either
way. Lets give Newnan the benefit of the doubt
because they are at home. Take Newnan is a very
tough but close game.

Kell vs. Peachtree Ridge Take the “RIDGE” ! Peachtree Ridge Enough Said.

Centennial vs. North Gwinnett Take North Gwinette

North Forsyth vs. Lassiter Take Lassiter

Bradwell Institute vs. Stephenson Bradwell Institute, a team that are a constant in the
post season playoffs. Bradwell is a very young team
plagued with injuries. However; as under dogs,
Bradwell Institute has been known to upset great
Teams. But Bradwell Institute is on the road.
Stephenson is a Great Football team who have
dominated their Region for years. Stephenson is
at home. Take Stephenson.

Colquitt County vs. Westlake Take Colquitt County

Franklin County vs. St. Pius Take St Pius X

Pepperell vs. Buford Take Buford

Social Circle vs. Holy Innocents’ Take Holy Innocents’

Wolverine Fan

November 12th, 2009
1:15 pm

Let’s rock this Friday night region 5….Go Woodstock, our neighbors Etowah, McEarchern and Marietta.

Southwest Dekalb Alumni

November 12th, 2009
1:35 pm

Reeze

November 12th, 2009
1:39 pm

East Paulding didn’t make the playoffs?

HomeFieldAdvantage

November 12th, 2009
1:51 pm

REESE – Imagine that. No EP. I guess that’s why there ’s been no ticking count down. No cannon booms. I do hate it for them though. Some of EP’s fans are fiercely loyal. But at the same time, a lot of their supporters who couldn’t stop posting last year blamed their coaches this year. H-mmmmmm?

lion rick

November 12th, 2009
2:24 pm

Norcross HS- Good luck in the state playoffs, from your friends at the Ridge. oops….nevermind.

Reeze

November 12th, 2009
4:10 pm

HomeFieldAdvantage …………. I was so wrapped up in what was going on in region-1 these last 2 weeks .I lost track of the other regions ,I thought region 5 was pretty much set with E.P as #4

SportsFan31313

November 12th, 2009
4:10 pm

Greetings HomeFieldAdvantage,

The new Classifications have been posted. Some surprises enstored for you. Bradwell Institute dropped down from AAAAA to AAAA along with Valdosta.

big j

November 12th, 2009
4:20 pm

Sportsfan, where are they posted at the new classifications

Northside Observer

November 12th, 2009
4:37 pm

I am sure by now some have read the tentative classification of teams by the GHSA based on student population. Some surprises:

SportsFan 31313, I did not know Bradwells enrollment fell in the AAAA range at 1848. Perhaps that is new number because I thought you had AAAAA enrollment. You may be the guys saving the Savannah Schools from having to play at the AAA level. You will be in a great regions with the likes of Statesboro, Brunswich, Ware Cty etc. if the ones in power play where BI is classfied. What do you think? Valdosta is in the 1750 range but will probably play up to help 1AAAAA region. She will be at a dis-advantage with Lowndes unless some adjustments are made to their school zone or build a third public HS in the county. Maybe it was yo or HomeFieldAdvantage that told me that the county and city had separate school systems. Wow!

Jaybo: A rumor came about that Thomas County may move up to 1AAAAA but
when I saw your numbers 1500 plus I knew that would be suicidal. Besides you are looking to win it all next year-lol. Nothing will be settled before December but schools must notify the GHSA by 25 Nov. 2009 where they will opt to play up.

Boy, I am going to miss 1AAAAA! As long as we keep building medium range schools in Houston County we will probably stay in AAAA or below.

Doc

November 12th, 2009
4:43 pm

Wolverine2Blazer

November 12th, 2009
4:56 pm

Northside. Valdosta and Lowndes are different systems. There has been talks of a new high school down here but for the county so only Lowndes would be effected.

Pops

November 12th, 2009
5:23 pm

I heard EP will be going back to AAAA. Enrollment looks to be at 1691. I know they can play up if they want, it’s just what I am hearing, somewhat reliable source.

studentofthegame

November 12th, 2009
5:25 pm

Wow just looked at the tenative AAAA classifications for the next 4 yrs. If all stays the same I think the 10 best teams in AAAA would beat the 10 best teams in AAAAA. AAAAA would lose Stephenson, Northside Warner Robbins, Warner Robbins, and Valdosta.

big j

November 12th, 2009
5:31 pm

Stephenson aint goin down they have been playin up all this time I think the same for mlk

BROOKWOOD MOM

November 12th, 2009
5:59 pm

BROOKWOOD MOM IS FIRED UP!!! LET’S GO BRONCOS!!!!

rwdekalbfan

November 12th, 2009
5:59 pm

I look for Stephensen to finally get to the finals, and win. This may not be their most talented team but I think this team is really hungry for that title and I believe this team plays more as a unit than some previous teams.

rwdekalbfan

November 12th, 2009
6:02 pm

What is the problem at Brookwood and Parkview. Why have these programs fallen off so much?

studentofthegame

November 12th, 2009
6:02 pm

Stephenson will continue its trend of early exits. Do the least with the most award yet again

BROOKWOOD MOM

November 12th, 2009
6:08 pm

rwdekalbfan: Cause we are in the “rebuilding stage” Give us two more year and we will be back on top!

big j

November 12th, 2009
6:33 pm

Does anyone no are all gametimes tommorow 730 just tryin to figure out what time to leave

HomeFieldAdvantage

November 12th, 2009
7:37 pm

Northside Observer – Valdosta has 1859 students and probably will play “UP”. Besides, they could pick up 31 students before next school year anyway and be a “Normal” AAAAA school. I wish Northside and WR would also choose to “Play up.”

Ware County and Statesboro apparently are going to be AAA schools according to today’s report. Don’t know what that will do to Bradwell Institute.

Why are there only 52 AAAAA schools hen there are 89 AAAA, and 88 in AAA and AA? Why the disparity? Brings up another question. Should 32 AAAAA schools out of 52 continue to make the playoffs? I’m sure the academic folks will may hay with that! And for good reason. In this year’s AAAAA playoffs, we have 23 AAAAA teams, 8 AAAA teams, and one AAA team. Doesn’t make good sense to me to keep the same playoff system.

LMAN

November 12th, 2009
7:46 pm

I hope Valdosta, Northside, and Warner Robins choose to play up. If they leave, then 1-AAAAA will be somewhat boring. It was really exciting watching 1-AAAAA 2009.

HomeFieldAdvantage

November 12th, 2009
7:49 pm

Dr Goober, YO, and all Lowndes fans. Have you heard the latest on Tyler Hunter? I don’t think he’ll be able to play anymore football. BTW to anyone who is interested. In our game with Peachtree Ridge this year, Tyler Hunter ran the opening Kickoff back for a td. After we kicked off, and about Peachtree’s 3rd play, Tyler Hunter picked off a pass and scored again. After we kicked off again, on Peachtree Ridge’s 2nd play he stripped the ball carrier of the ball, and Lowndes quickly scored again. Tyler is the son of Brice Hunter, who starred at Valdosta High, UGA, and Tampa Bay. Tyler is a Junior Def Back for Lowndes, and part time wingback. Even played some QB last year. Reportedly he has a congenital problem with his spine which accounts for why he has had two shoulder “stingers” this year. Specialists in Tallahassee advised him to give up football or he could risk paralysis, I’ve been told. I’m sure an official announcement will soon be made. Please everyone keep Tyler Hunter, Number 15, in your prayers!

jeremie

November 12th, 2009
7:55 pm

I dont know why every body thinks that westside,macon is going to win.Mt.Zion is tougher than those seminoles,just beacause they were good back then dont mean that are good know!!!!!

BROOKWOOD MOM

November 12th, 2009
7:56 pm

OK everyone listen up out there! What in the heck is going on with the “doom and despair” articles on Mceachern?? Yesterday I read the tear jerker about Desmond Vallean surviving the Oklahoma Bombing and then in tomorrow’s paper there is a “must read” article about the Coach having Lou Gehrigs disease, another heart breaking story to read. Seriously, why now?? I am just wondering why these are printed in round one in the playoffs whether they play us or would have played Parkview. We have a game to focus on!!! Input please!!! Sounds like physiological warfare to me!

BROOKWOOD MOM

November 12th, 2009
8:21 pm

I’m praying for you Tyler Hunter, #15.

Pops

November 12th, 2009
8:23 pm

Brookwood Mom – I am thinking you will just have to cheer McCeachern on after tomorrow night?

Grayson Student

November 12th, 2009
8:25 pm

hate to hear about tyler hunter…

BROOKWOOD MOM

November 12th, 2009
8:26 pm

Pops: NEVER!!!!

Pops

November 12th, 2009
8:28 pm

Sportsfan31313 – Greetings!
I am making two upset predictions tomorrow. Do you have any, or just picking favorites? AAAAA only please…Perhaps Bradwell?

Pops

November 12th, 2009
8:29 pm

Brookwood Mom – Too much Kharma…Good luck

BROOKWOOD MOM

November 12th, 2009
8:31 pm

Thanks Pops!! Cheer on my BRONCOS OK.

Pi$$onaDawg

November 12th, 2009
8:39 pm

Apalachee Wildcats heading all the way to the DOME.

Brandon Sims

November 12th, 2009
8:51 pm

Peachtree Ridge going back to State

SouthGARules

November 12th, 2009
9:14 pm

BROOKWOOD MOM: I think the coach is at Greenville, a Class A school.
It’s a shame about Tyler Hunter. Does he have stenosis, which is a narrowing of the spinal column?
If so, then that was the same thing that caused Cooper Manning, Peyton & Eli’s brother, to give up football at Ole Miss.
Upset Predictions: Brookwood over McEachern & Collins Hill over Roswell.
Region 1-AA to get a clean sweep, but Region 1-AAAAA will not (3-1). Newnan over Valdosta.

BROOKWOOD MOM

November 12th, 2009
9:21 pm

SouthGARules; Oh OK, are you sure? The article looked like it was talking about the McEachern Coach. The article did not name the coach, but it talking about the McEachern player as well. What class A team is 10-0?. I don’t know the story about Tyler I am just reading the blogs. It is so sad if that kid can never play again.

keyoki banks swd 52

November 12th, 2009
9:25 pm

Michael Carvell you are a smart man southwestdekalb is the best team in the state and they are going to sweep the playoffs like they did region

Woodpecker

November 12th, 2009
9:40 pm

They are talking about Coach williams of Greenville Patriots my son is on the team

HomeFieldAdvantage

November 12th, 2009
9:45 pm

SouthGaRules – We’ll all know more about Tyler in the next few days. It sounds like what you described. He is seeing a specialist in Tallahassee, after an MRI in Valdosta.

Please everyone keep him in your prayers. Hopefully with help from the Head Referee Upstairs, he will get a good report when all the tests are done. But he told some class mates he won’t play this week, and one of their moms put his remarks on another sports blog this evening. With privacy laws being what they are, no one outside his family can really say what’s going on. So far everything has been hearsay and third person comments. I for one am keeping my fingers crossed and doing some praying.

inthatrenches

November 12th, 2009
9:45 pm

Brookwood Mom, it is the Greenville Patriots they are a good team and he is an exceptional coach!!

SouthGARules

November 12th, 2009
9:46 pm

BROOKWOOD MOM: It’s under the headline “High school football playoffs kick off”.

SouthGARules

November 12th, 2009
9:49 pm

Pops: The probability of BROOKWOOD MOM cheering on McEachern is about like her cheering on Grayson. Slim & none & slim left town.

TCCHS JACKETS

November 12th, 2009
9:59 pm

There has been so much talk about Thomas County Central moving up to AAAAA and also moving down to AAA so really not sure yet

Northside Observer

November 12th, 2009
10:04 pm

Tyler has my prayers. He is so good playing any position. Prior to the grame against NSWR, I kept telling friends he was the guy I was most afraid of because of him being multi-talented. He and #4 of Colquitt can carry a team. God Bless him!

HomeFieldAdvantage

November 12th, 2009
10:08 pm

TCCHS JACKETS – You can forget AAA. Your FTE is too high. You are in the middle of the pack of AAAA schools. You can choose to play “up” but you can NOT choose to play “down.” But we’d love to have you in 1-AAAAA.