Georgia High School Football Daily Spotlight: Class AAA Playoff Preview

Each day this week, we’ll look at the playoff draw for one of the five classifications, resuming today with Class AAAA. Here are five interesting facts about each of the 16 games, with an emphasis on playoff history.

Which school has won 25 region titles but never a state title? Find out below.

Favorite: Gainesville
Best draw: Carver (Columbus)
Worst draw: Cairo
Sleeper: Baldwin
Best first-round matchup: Creekview (9-1) at Carrollton (9-1)

Spalding (5-5) at Peach County (10-0)
- Spalding played Peach County in its last playoff game, the 2003 semifinals at the Georgia Dome. Peach won 28-3.
- Spalding has never played a road (non-neutral) playoff game.
- Peach County has lost in the first round each of the past two seasons after winning state titles in 2005 and 2006.
- Peach County is 25-9 at home in the playoffs and 34-21 overall.
- Peach County has never finished a season unbeaten.

Troup (6-4) at Washington County (9-1)
- Washington County defeated Troup 48-6 on Sept. 18.
- When playing at home, Washington County is 31-3 in the playoffs and 10-1 in the first round.
- Troup has lost its past five playoff games, two of them to Washington County in 2004 and 2006.
- Troup has played seven playoff teams, more than any other school in the draw, and won two of them (Callaway, Dunwoody).
- Washington County is 42-18 all-time in the postseason, with 40 of those victories coming since 1990.

Franklin County (5-5) at St. Pius (10-0)
- This will be Franklin County’s 11th consecutive playoff game on the road. Franklin was 3-7 in the previous 10.
- St. Pius averages 39 points per game, third-highest in AAA.
- Franklin County averages 16 points per game, second-lowest among AAA playoff teams.
- St. Pius won its first region title since 1968 and completed its first 10-0 regular season.
- St. Pius has not won a home playoff game since defeating Thomasville 16-15 in the 1968 semifinals.

Ringgold (8-2) at North Hall (8-2)
- North Hall, which started football in 1957, won its first state playoff game ever in 2004, in coach Bob Christmas’s fourth season.
- North Hall is 8-2 at home in the playoffs and 0-4 on the road.
- North Hall has won seven straight games since losses to state powers Buford (35-7) and Gainesville (55-12).
- Ringgold has made the state playoffs once (2003) and the region playoffs three times (1982, 1983, 1989) but never won a postseason game.
- This is the second time that the two oldest Catoosa County schools – Ringgold and Lakeview-Fort Oglethorpe – have been in the state playoffs in the same season. The other year was 2003. Both are more than 60 years old.

Monroe (7-3) at Jackson (10-0)
- Jackson has gone 10-0 each of the past two seasons.
- According to the Maxwell Ratings, Jackson played the easiest schedule among AAA playoff teams.
- Jackson was winless in the playoffs (0-11) from 1963 to 1998 but is 7-7 since.
- Monroe is 2-0 this decade in the first round when playing at home, 0-4 when playing on the road.
- Jackson coach Mike Parris is the second-longest tenured coach at one school in the AAA playoffs behind Steve Pardue of LaGrange.

Liberty County (7-3) at LaGrange (8-2)
- LaGrange’s Steve Pardue, in his 16th season, has been at his school longer than any other Class AAA coach.
- LaGrange has won 114 games this decade, the most of any AAA school.
- LaGrange is 8-1 this decade in the first round, including 7-0 at home.
- Liberty County has played one playoff game in its history – a 26-0 loss at LaGrange three years ago.
- Liberty County got the third seed in its region by winning one-point overtime games against West Laurens and Burke County.

Towers (7-3) at Eastside (8-2)
- Towers is 0-3 all-time in the state playoffs and 1-13 in the postseason, its only victory over Lakeside of Atlanta in 1989.
- Towers is 0-3 against playoff teams this season.
- Newton County schools have won three region titles – Eastside in 2007 and 2008 and Newton in 1987.
- Eastside’s losses this season are to the other Newton County schools – Alcovy and Newton, which both made the playoffs in higher classifications.
- These schools are 30 miles apart, making them the closest first-round rivals in AAA.

Creekview (9-1) at Carrollton (9-1)
- Creekview has never won a state playoff game.
- Carrollton is 44-28-1 in the state playoffs and 6-4-1 in state finals.
- Creekview averages 38 points per game, fourth-highest in AAA.
- Carrollton averages 36 points per game, fifth-highest in AAA.
- Both teams run the Wing-T offense.

Lakeview-Ft. Oglethorpe (7-3) at Gainesville (10-0)
- Gainesville has won more region titles (25) than any school that has never won a GHSA state championship.
- Gainesville leads AAA in most points per game (47) and fewest allowed (six).
- Both schools started football more than 60 years ago, but they’ve never played each other.
- Gainesville is 3-0 vs. playoff teams – Franklin County (41-0), North Hall (55-12) and Flowery Branch (49-17).
- Lakeview is 0-2 vs. playoff teams – Ridgeland (34-0) and Ringgold (26-0)

Elbert County (7-3) at Dunwoody (6-4)
- Dunwoody’s Michael Youngblood is one of two new head coaches in the AAA draw. The other is Scotty Ward of Worth County.
- Elbert County has lost eight of its past nine state playoff games dating to 1996.
- Both won state titles in the 1990s – Dunwoody in 1993 in AAAA and Elbert County in 1995 in AA.
- Neither ranks in the top half among AAA playoff teams in scoring offense or scoring defense.
- Elbert County and Dunwoody have never played each other.

Northside, Columbus (5-5) at Baldwin (8-2)
- According to the Maxwell Ratings, Northside’s chances of winning the state title are 564 trillion to 1.
- According to the Maxwell Ratings, Baldwin played the toughest schedule of any AAA playoff team (second overall to Perry).
- Northside, which opened in 2004, is making its second playoff appearance in history. In its first, in 2005, Northside beat Monroe and lost to Peach County.
- Baldwin’s best finishes in history are the semifinals in 1963 and 2005.
- This will be the longest road trip Northside has ever made.

Woodland, Stockbridge (7-3) at Cairo (7-3)
- Woodland traveled 202 miles to play Lowndes and 156 to play Worth County this season. Cairo is 209 miles away.
- Cairo is the defending AAA champion.
- According to the Maxwell Ratings, Cairo played the second-toughest schedule of any AAA playoff team, behind Baldwin.
- Cairo averages 15 points per game, the lowest of any AAA playoff team.
- Woodland played East Jackson in the first games for both those new schools on Aug. 31, 2007. Both made the playoffs for the first time this season.

Flowery Branch (7-3) at Ridgeland (9-1)
- Flowery Branch defeated Ridgeland 21-14 in the second round in 2008.
- Flowery Branch averages 42 points per game, the second-highest behind Gainesville (47) in AAA.
- As an underdog, Ridgeland has beaten Carrollton in consecutive seasons to win Region 6-AAA. Those are Ridgeland’s first two region titles.
- Flowery Branch has never won a region title but reached the AAA title game last season, falling to Cairo.
- After five straight first-round losses, Ridgeland won its first state playoff game last season, beating Carver of Atlanta.

Grady (9-1) at Hart County (8-2)
- Grady and Hart County were GHSF Daily preseason picks to win their regions.
- Grady is one of two city of Atlanta schools in the playoffs. The other is Mays in AAAA.
- Grady’s lone defeat is to unbeaten St. Pius (37-13).
- Grady hasn’t won a playoff game on the road since winning the 1953 Class AA title in Macon against Lanier. Grady’s coach then was Erk Russell.
- Hart County has made the postseason each year since 1993. That’s the third-longest streak among AAA teams behind Carrollton (1990) and Peach County (1991).

Burke County (7-3) at Carver, Columbus (9-1)
- At mid-season, Carver was ranked No. 4 and Burke County was ranked No. 5.
- Burke is 3-0 against playoff teams from AAAA (Ware County, Statesboro, Brunswick) but 0-3 against playoff teams from AAA (Baldwin, Liberty County, Washington County).
- Burke is 1-7 on the road in the state playoffs.
- Before coach Dell McGee arrived in 2005, Carver was 1-7 in the postseason, its lone victory a stunning upset of No. 1-ranked Valdosta in 1987.
- Since McGee’s arrival, Carver is 11-2 in the postseason.

Worth County (5-5) at Woodward Academy (7-3)
- Worth County’s Scotty Ward is the only new coach in AAA to lead a team into the playoffs that didn’t make it the year before.
- Worth County averages 16.9 points per game, third-lowest in the AAA draw.
- These schools have played each other once. Worth won 28-21 in the 1997 first round.
- Worth County is 30-19 all-time in the postseason.
- Woodward Academy is 34-31 all-time in the postseason.

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GHS

November 11th, 2009
12:06 pm

First!!!! Lets Go GHS its time to take State

Jefferson

November 11th, 2009
12:14 pm

Guess who whooped 9-1 Ridgeland ?

Go Grizzlies!

November 11th, 2009
1:13 pm

Creekview has never won a state playoff game – because we are only 4 years old! Geeze!

Ditto

November 11th, 2009
2:32 pm

Give Creekview some respect. They have the BEST EVER win/loss record for a new school. In four years of varsity football, this is the second trip to the playoffs. They would have gone the other two years as well but were on a non-region schedule with other new schools.

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TitanFAN

November 11th, 2009
3:59 pm

Way to go Titans! We are the NEW Towers High School. Let’s show everyone how MIGHTY and POWERFUL we really are! SHOW AND PROVE… You deserve to be here!

cj

November 11th, 2009
4:05 pm

It appears that it will be a Peach County or langrange and Carver final.

SportsFan31313

November 11th, 2009
4:17 pm

CJ,

Take Peach County

SportsFan31313

November 11th, 2009
4:28 pm

My Predictions:

Spalding (5-5) at Peach County (10-0) Easy win for Peach County
Troup (6-4) at Washington County (9-1) Take Washington County
Franklin County (5-5) at St. Pius (10-0) Take St Pius X
Monroe (7-3) at Jackson (10-0) Take Jackson
Ringgold (8-2) at North Hall (8-2) Take North Hall (Toss up)
Liberty County (7-3) at LaGrange (8-2) Liberty County brings a strong defense.
Liberty County played well against 3 ranked Class AAAteams

leechampion

November 11th, 2009
4:33 pm

Carver Tigers win it all unless Gainesville is as good as i thought they would be after watching them last year and they have everybody back. So ya’ll, tell us how good is Gainesville ?

SportsFan31313

November 11th, 2009
4:48 pm

Okay I made a typo by striking the wrong key too soon. Again, Here Is My Predictions:

Spalding (5-5) at Peach County (10-0) Easy win for Peach County

Troup (6-4) at Washington County (9-1) Take Washington County

Franklin County (5-5) at St. Pius (10-0) Take St Pius X

Monroe (7-3) at Jackson (10-0) Take Jackson

Ringgold (8-2) at North Hall (8-2) Take North Hall (Toss up)

Liberty County (7-3) at LaGrange (8-2) Liberty County brings a strong defense.
Liberty County played well against 3 ranked
Class AAA teams beating the number
5 ranked in the State.
But take LaGrange with the History
and Home Field Advantage.

Towers (7-3) at Eastside (8-2) Take Eastside

Creekview (9-1) at Carrollton (9-1) Take Creekview

Lakeview-Ft. Oglethorpe (7-3) at Gainesville (10-0) Take Gainesville

Elbert County (7-3) at Dunwoody (6-4) Take Dunwoody

Northside, Columbus (5-5) at Baldwin (8-2) Take Baldwin

Flowery Branch (7-3) at Ridgeland (9-1) Take Flowery Branch

Woodland, Stockbridge (7-3) at Cairo (7-3) Take Region 1 Cairo

Grady (9-1) at Hart County (8-2) Take Hart County

Burke County (7-3) at Carver, Columbus (9-1) Take Carver Of Columbus

Worth County (5-5) at Woodward Academy (7-3) Take Woodward Academy

Sir Miller #20

November 11th, 2009
4:53 pm

These are my Predictions for the Class AAA Playoffs:
First Round:
1) Peach Co D. 4) Spalding
2) Washington Co. D. 3) Troup
1) St.Pius X D. 4)Franklin Co
2) North Hall D. 3)Ringgold
4) Monroe D. 1) Jackson
2) LaGrange D. 3) Liberty Co
1) Eastside D. 4) Towers
2) Carrollton D. 3) Creekview
1) Gainesville D. 4) Lakeview F.O.
2) Dunwoody D. 3) Elbert Co
1) Baldwin D. 4) Northside, Columbus
2) Cairo D. 3) Woodland
1) Ridgeland D. 4) Flowery Branch
3) Grady D. 2) Hart Co
1) Carver D. 4) Burke Co
2) Woodward Academy D. 3) Worth Co

Second Round:
1) Peach Co D. 2) Washington Co
1) St. Pius X D. 2) North Hall
2) LaGrange D. 4) Monroe
1) Eastside D. 2) Carrollton
1) Gainesville D. 2) Dunwoody
1) Baldwin D. 2) Cairo
1) Ridgeland D. 3) Grady
1) Carver D. 2) Woodward Academy

Third Round (Elite 8):
1) Peach Co D. 1) St. Pius X – St. Pius X will lose this one in a close game, but the can not match Peach Co’s speed and athletes.
1) Eastside D. 2) LaGrange – You have a great Defense in LaGrange verses a very good Offense in Eastside, but Eastside will prevail in the when it comes down to the 4th quarter.
1) Gainesville D. 1) Baldwin – Gainesville has the best Offense that I have seen in the state, but Baldwin still has some weapons from last years great Defense. Whoever has home-field advantage in this matchup should take this one, but I am going with the might Red Elephants in this one.
1) Carver D. 1) Ridgeland – The great Carver Defense has not skipped a beat from last years Final Four apperence, but Ridgeland is just a small task in there way as they cruise to an easy win.

Fourth Round (Final 4):
1) Peach Co. D. 1) Eastside – Peach’s speed on Defense is going to be a wake up call to Eastside because there region was weak this year and they did not face a Defense like Peach Co. I will see the Trojans of Peach Co. in the Georgia Dome for the finals.
1) Gainesville D. 1) Carver – The match up that everyone has been waiting on will occur a round sooner than people thought, but it will be a true slugfest as Gainesville has revenge in the back of there minds because of what happened last year when Carver beat the Red Elephants 28-14 in Columbus. This is really going to depend on where this game is played at, if it is played in Gainesville, expect the Red Elephants to be packing up for the Dome on December 12th. If the game is played in Columbus, it is gonna be a true dogfight like last years game. The winner of this game has a true chance of winning the Class AAA Title.

Fifth Round (Championship Game):
1) Gainesville VS 1) Peach Co – The true battle between North VS. South and two teams that have been #1 and #2 in the AAA pole throughout the majority of the year. This is a matchup of teams that mirror each other exactly on the field from size, speed, and athletes. This game will be played in the Georgia Dome, so there is going to be no room for excuses if some fans like to blame things on the cold Northeast Georgia weather. It is going to come down to good ole’ Coaching, Gainesville brings a great Coach in Bruce Miller who has made the playoffs every year since he has been coaching at Gainesville since 2001. Peach Co. brings third year coach Chad Campbell, Campbell has been to the playoffs his first two years at Peach, but they have failed to make it past the first round. Gainesville is more disciplined and well coached than Peach Co. I am going with the Mighty Red Elephants of Gainesville as they bring home the first state Championship in there schools history!

Sir Miller #20

November 11th, 2009
4:59 pm

leechampion, Gainesville is a great team this year but since you have not seen them play, you can compare them to Peach Co because they mirror each other on the field from offense to defense and even special teams. The game between Carver and Gainesville is going to be one for the ages if both teams are blessed to make it that far!

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November 11th, 2009
5:26 pm

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slalom1

November 11th, 2009
6:19 pm

CJ, leechampion and Sir Miller…Good stuff. I have recently written some posts regarding Carver that I wish I had worded differently. Carver Coach Dell McGee has done an amazing coaching job. The players on the Carver roster are hands down the best in the state. Now for some humility, Sir Miller brought up the subject of LaGrange in the 4th quarter. Even as I bleed Granger blood, he is right. Carver and LaGrange are polar opposites. Carver owns the 4th quarter against ANYONE. Linemen just too big for opposing defenses. LaGrange on the other hand has not had a come from behind win when trailing at the half against ANYONE since 2004.(I could be wrong, but if so, not by much. Just recalling from memory). Gainesville is talented and have 2 studs on offense as well as a disciplined defense which rarely misses tackles. Carver has a great shot in 2009 but this may be the most competitive year in AAA that we have seen.

DARLENE

November 11th, 2009
6:36 pm

WASHINGTON COUNTY ALL THE WAY TO THE DOME!

Demarious

November 11th, 2009
6:45 pm

CARVER TIGERS ALL THE WAY!! SEE YOU IN THE DOME!!

Jay

November 11th, 2009
6:54 pm

The Gainesville times reported that GHS won a state title back in 1925 is that true.

ketaboon

November 11th, 2009
7:05 pm

darlene we are going to put 8 in the box like baldwin and stop your run and dare you to pass and on offense we are going to spread you out and have a field day passing the ball against yall and then when you think we are going to pass we are going to gash you with the run. waco has not played anyone like peach this year. we will stop yall but can yall stop us. so you can forget about waco in the dome

Waco_die_hard_fan

November 11th, 2009
8:33 pm

ketaboon……….wow but you is so true….i was at the game when yall played baldwin….i was telling my cuz (#36 he will try and shut down yall top wr) that we cant run power ball against baldwin because yall couldn’t even do it and yall had a passing game……..we learn our lesson from that beat down and now added a few passing plays in our offense……so i will be their to see if we can finally get a win against yall in the playoffs

cj

November 11th, 2009
9:06 pm

sportsfan31313 I will take the Carver Tigers. Slalom1 you guys constantly put down Carver why the change now?

SPXLions

November 11th, 2009
9:24 pm

for those of you that are hating on St. Pius X for not having speed to match up with some of the top rated teams yal are crazy. They run the wing-t well enough to control the clock and dominate the trenches. St. Pius X never has the top athletes but year after year they continue to make it to the playoffs. This team reminds me a lot of the 2006 team that went to the semi finals and I think that this team has to be one of the favorites to win the AAA state championship. Remember they played Gainesville close in a scrimmage earlier this season and even though it was a scrimmage they at least know what to expect if they were to see them in the Finals.
AINT NO LION LIKE A GOLDEN LION!!!!!!!!!!

Bodog

November 11th, 2009
10:20 pm

ABOUT CARVER******You have to see Carver play to appreciate them… I only saw one team dominate them this season, and that was NS WR…….Theywere juat flat beaT. About LaGrange******If LaGrange Had the ability to CHERRY PICK BEST PLAYERS THEY WOULD BE STATE CHAMPS THIS YEAR……CARVER HAS 1st choice on best Athletes in Muscogee County’s entite school system…..Because The School system will not correct this peoblem, and let the Kendricks, N orthside Columbus, Columbus, Shaw have same ability….This is not playing on a LEVEL FIELD!!!!!!

Haiku-575

November 11th, 2009
10:34 pm

Peach County may win,
But I think Spalding can knock
some of their “fuzz” off !! :-)

cj

November 11th, 2009
11:19 pm

BODOG well tell us how you really feel. Carver is a magnet school just like Shaw is. So how does Carver get to pick their players. How do you feel about Gainsville who has had muliple players transfer in. I’m sorry to tell you but Lagrange gets its share of out of zone players. If there is this big problem call the GHSA. Some teams already got busted this year.

Bodog

November 12th, 2009
12:55 am

Cj….. I have already contacted GHSA they see no problem as long as students abide by edict applied by school board. In Muscogee Co. all you have to do is pay a feem and make out a transfer application, and you can go to any other school . You tell me Cj, if there is not a problem there; then why does all the other schools have 3-7, 1-9, 4-5, 0-10…..seasons year after year..If i was coaching at any of those schools….MAGNET school or not I would do a litte talking and fine out what is going on…I will give you another example …..Columbus High wins in BASEBALL every year……It is the same senerio.

GAINESVILLEALLTHEWAY!!!!!!!!!!!

November 12th, 2009
12:56 am

Gainesville will go all the way……they are playing to well. i’ve had seen no mistake…i went to the gainesville vs. fb.. and wow..gainesville will give anyone trouble.. good luck to all teams tho..

NTH Trojans

November 12th, 2009
6:53 am

Sir Miller,

I like your assessment of the third round games. Only one problem, Flowery Branch will beat Ridgeland this weekend, so there will be no Ridgeland/CC matchup. Flowery Branch proved last year that they could win on the road when they had to play EVERY game (and won), all the way to the state finals, where they lost to Cairo. Believe me when I say that 7AAA is that good. I also think that Creekview will beat Carrolton this weekend, too. 7AAA will have 2, possibly 3 teams in the quarterfinals (Gainesville, Flowery Branch, North Hall.) A lot of people are counting NH out of it after losing big to Gainesville and Buford early in the season, but NH has made a lot of adjustments since those two losses, and are playing lights out right now. As a matter of fact, NH hasn’t lost a game since back-to-back losses to Buford and Gainesville. So, in my opinion, 7AAA sweeps 6AAA this weekend. I also agree that Gainesville winds up as the AAA champs, after beating CC and Peach Co.

wayne j

November 12th, 2009
7:09 am

You all haters talking about carver getting transfers nobody was saying anything when shaw was winning for 10 years half of there roster was from south columbus so if you don’t live in columbus you don’t know what your talking about. And about columbus high which done won the state in baseball about 10 times in the last 20 years it’s a public school but you have to take test and have like a 3.3 to go there like a private school but ani’t noboby talking about that either because carver is a mostly black school you hater’s want to say they are doing something wrong which they are not it’s a magnet school if you all what that is dam!!!

Wolverine2Blazer

November 12th, 2009
8:20 am

Creekview is a nasty lil team. My cousin plays on there and i went to a game last year. Gotta pick them as the blackhorse. Also think they’ll go back to Eastside and really pull the upset there in the 2nd round.

Pi

November 12th, 2009
8:45 am

And to add onto what SPXLions said… We actually do have speed this year. In fact, this IS the fastest and most athletic team that Pius has ever put on the field. The defense is also the best defense we’ve ever had, the dominance has been really something to watch. Then on offense we WILL dominate the clock and continueously move the chains with Cole Moon.

Watch out..

Overrated

November 12th, 2009
9:00 am

St. Pius is overrated and their season will probably br over after week two of the playoffs. A young Dunwoody team exposed St. Pius this past Friday night. The can not pass and relied solely on Cole Moon who is also overrated.

MARIELOVESSPX

November 12th, 2009
10:57 am

Overrated – CLUELES! Rely soley on Cole? Been to many games this season??? I don’t think so.

Great poised quarterback, plenty of speed, O-Line, D-Line playing
great. CLOCK MANAGEMENT!!! GO LIONS!!!!

Jefferson

November 12th, 2009
11:02 am

Watch Ridgeland win.

Jefferson

November 12th, 2009
11:03 am

melissa P

November 12th, 2009
11:10 am

GO BALDWIN BRAVES WE HAVE A TOUGH BATTLE BATTLE AHEAD BUT WE HAVE BEEN THE UNDERDOGS ALL SEASON AND LOOK AT US NOW…GO BRAVES!!!!!

melissa P

November 12th, 2009
11:13 am

I SECOND THAT KETABOONE BALDWIN EXPECTED SO MUCH MORE FROM WACO : / WACO IS GOIN AAAALLL THE WAAAAY BACK HOME AGAINST PEACH ^_^

G-Lion

November 12th, 2009
11:39 am

Dear overrated:
Perhaps you are correct about Pius being overrated. But, they ARE rated over you.
You mention youth. Pius is also young so that is no consolation for Dunwoody.
Pius can pass but why bother when you couldn’t stop the run? We lined up and ran it down your throat. An 8-minute TD drive to start the game and, WHEN THE GAME WAS ON THE LINE IN THE 4TH QTR, we ran it down your throat. No deception – just 2 tight ends and a fullhouse backfield. You couldn’t stop any of it when it mattered.

As for Cole Moon… guess who got the majority of carries as Pius ran over you? Do you want me to send you a picture of the bottom of his cleats so that you can remember the game more accurately?

You’ve got a good team; they play well. Good luck in the playoffs.

MARIELOVESSPX

November 12th, 2009
12:06 pm

AMEN G-LION!

Sportsfan31313

November 12th, 2009
12:14 pm

Greetings cj,

I took carver Of Columbus not because their are hosting, but Burke County has lost their will to win. After Region 3-AAA Liberty County beat them in their Bears den, it seems as if they lost their killer instinct. That is why I am going with Carver of Columbus.

cj

November 12th, 2009
1:07 pm

Bodog maybe its the Coaching Staff of Carver that gets these kids ready to play. Look at the Smith kid from Douglas he was an all world DT but his team went 1-9. I said that to say that its not just all about talent but coaching and preperation as well. I looked at the records of the other teams and they had defeats to Lagrange, Troup, Northside, Monroe, and etc…. Carver played a hard out of region schedule. When Dell Mcgee got there he made the kids hit the weight room and focused hard on the off season training. Mcgee played in college and the pros. He knows what it takes to win. So stop crying

NTH Trojans

November 12th, 2009
1:43 pm

cj,

I agree completely eith ehat you are saying about Coach McGee. He’s a great man both on and off the field. On the field, he’s a good coach, leader and disciplinarian. He keeps his players focused on the game at hand, and doesn’t let them look ahead. Each player is held accountable for what he does during the game, and off the field. I have a tremendous amount of respect for Coach McGee. But, Coach Miller at Gainesville is the same way. That’s why I think whoever wins that game (if both teams make it that far, which I think that they will), will be the state champs. It’s a shame that those two teams weren’t on opposite sides of the bracket, it would have made a great championship game.

Overrated

November 12th, 2009
2:13 pm

If St. Pius is so good why were they only able to score 10 points? Okay you all just wanted to keep the game close. Like I said Overrated!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!

G-Lion

November 12th, 2009
3:21 pm

If Pius is so overrated, then why did Donewoody only get 7?

Shawn

November 12th, 2009
5:42 pm

Coach McGee is just using the system he was taught under the best coach in GHSA history. Buzz Busby. Discipline and hard work pay off. Look at Greenville where another Busby pupil is undefeated. Great work guys. Keep it up!

MARIELOVESSSPX

November 12th, 2009
7:59 pm

SPX – UNDEFEATED.
DONE-WOODY – Uh, not so much….

burke county 1 fan

November 12th, 2009
8:05 pm

WHAT IN THE WORLD IS YALL SMOKING ON – ( TYRELL BRIGHAM) IS COMING TO TOWN AND CARVER -COLUMBUS , IS GGGGOOOOIIIIIIINNNNNGGGG DOWN !! BIG TIME , HE IS UNSTOPPABLE AND ASK CAIRO WHAT HE DID TO THERE DEFENSE LAST YEAR ,THE BEST PLAYER IN THE C.S.R.A. – THE BURKE CO. BEARS WIN BIG!!! HOPE YALL CAN STOP THE SPREAD , WITH A BEAST AT QB. THAT CAN TAKE IT TO THE HOUSE AT ANY GIVEN MOMENT

burke county 1 fan

November 12th, 2009
8:07 pm

CARVER-COLUMBUS , (TYRELL BRIGHAM IS COMING) , CARVER COLUMBUS – (TYRELL BRIGHAM) IS COMING , CARVER -COLUMBUS (TYRELL BRIGHAM)— IS COMING TO DESTROY YALL !!!!!!!

burke county 1 fan

November 12th, 2009
8:09 pm

CARVER-COLUMBUS IS (((OVERRATTED))) AND (TYRELL BRIGHAM) IS GONNA PROVE IT