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It’s the second 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.

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PHOTOS: WHO’LL ADVANCE? Vote for each bracket’s best — AAAAA | AAAA-AAA | AA-A

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

PLAYOFFS SCOREBOARD: CLICK HERE to see the Round Two results.

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

M.L. King vs. Newnan
Roswell vs. Grayson
Wilcox Co. vs. Greenville
South Gwinnett vs. Lassiter
Colquitt Co. vs. Stephenson (game story in metro roundup)

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

Woodstock vs. North Gwinnett
Buford vs. Jefferson
Stephenson eager to shed ‘best team never to win state’ title

Don’t forget to check out our roundups from around the metro area. Here’s what you’ll find…

Brookwood vs. Peachtree Ridge
Tucker vs. Sandy Creek
Marist vs. Apalachee
Clarke Central vs. Southwest DeKalb
North Hall vs. St. Pius
Flowery Branch vs. Grady
Bremen vs. Holy Innocents’
East Jackson vs. Lovett
Bowdon vs. Wesleyan

PLAYOFFS SCOREBOARD: CLICK HERE to see the Round Two results.

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

Round Two topic: Pick the winners / losers from the list of games we’re covering.

1,158 comments Add your comment

Reeze

November 19th, 2009
10:02 am

I am feeling a Woodstock upset tommorrow , kind of having my doubts about Region 7 this year . NG defeated Prattville early in the season and a then seemingly struggling Brookwood..Not much competetion after that to speak of….We all know that Georgia plays the best High School football in the southeast , How much weight does this Prattville win carry?……Pridge was scrapped off the field by the Lowndes County EMT’s with 50 plus points on their backs , and an unimpressive 14 -7 win over Kell….How much weight does NG win over Pridge carry?…….I like this Woodstock team, I keep up with their stats, other than MaCeachern defensively they hadn’t give up much ,It’s no accident this squad played Camden so well in the 3rd round last season……And if anyone hadn’t noticed they are 16-2 since the Oct 2008 loss to Harrison ……..This one gets a ENR special…”UPSET ALERT” Colquitt at Stephenson……..This is a hard one , It all depends which Colquitt team shows up…..Defensively if the Pack come out aggressive from the start they should stop any team ,the Pack didn’t start playing ball against Northside til the second half ,then made a contest of it…….Offensively if the Stephenson DC didn’t do his homework on the Packs offense ,they will put up some good numbers on the Jags , you can’t play this offensive from only from upstairs only…….I think the Pack is still a year out …..I am taking Stephenson in a close one..

UGfan

November 19th, 2009
10:03 am

MLK-Newnan: Newnan. Sorry, region 2 friends, but the Ogletree twins are no contest over the MLK team. MLK isn’t strong enough to overpower this Newnan team.

Take Newnan.

South Gwinnett-Lassiter. Hutson Mason could throw for 300 yards blindfolded and still win. I like Lassiter here. Just for fun.

Also just for fun. Brookwood “P-Ridges” Peachtree Ridge, to keep Brookwood Mom’s fire burning.

Union Grove-NSWR.
I like Union Grove to come in and end the swagger at the MAC. Somebody needs to learn that this week’s game isn’t guaranteed, and it ain’t over til the band plays the fight song and the clock hits 0.

UGfan

November 19th, 2009
10:05 am

Also, ENR better be hungry, ’cause he’s might have to eat his words.

Reeze

November 19th, 2009
10:17 am

UGfan…….Did U.G find an offense ?,…..83 total offensive yards in 2008 vs the Eagles, I hope so…….The only chance U.G wins if passing attack is Colquitt or Lassiter like

UGfan

November 19th, 2009
10:25 am

In 2008 our lead back was injured, and, IMHO, the formations we implemented led aboslutely nowhere. Our offense is completely different than last year (both good and bad) and we’ll just see how it plays out. I hope we win, and I think we can.

Reeze

November 19th, 2009
10:55 am

UGfan……………. What ?…..”in 2008 our lead back was injured, and, IMHO, the formations we implemented led aboslutely nowhere”……….The formations implemented in 2008 led you to a 8-2 record , a 3 seed in Region 2 , and a 25.0 PFPG…….. Level of Competetion maybe UGfan ?

cane fan

November 19th, 2009
11:30 am

fitzgerald is the dominate team in AA this year, no-one has the so many different strenghts, if they have a weakness I dont see it, special teams will carry them deep in the playoffs

BulldawgBite

November 19th, 2009
11:58 am

Reeze idk if region 7 is so bad this year. it may be biased but i think north wins this game but not comfortably but we have enough on both sides of the ball to win. p ridge is in the weakest bracket by far and could be northside next week if they play.

Reeze

November 19th, 2009
12:53 pm

BulldawgBite………..Just an observation , Lowndes should win it all , Which ever team shows up the best , but it’s up for grabs really.

Rfrom G

November 19th, 2009
1:29 pm

Grayson will dominate both sides of the line of scrimmage and the time of possesion and win 17 – 10 over Roswell.

White Trash

November 19th, 2009
1:31 pm

This is a quote from the Valdosta newspaper inregarding of classification for the Camden haters out there. This may clear some stuff up for you all.

“From a football standpoint, (Region 1-AAAAA) would be a possibility,” Coach Herron said. “We’d be talking about a long trip every other Friday. If you just look at football, you could do it.”
However, Herron said a move to Region 1-AAAAA would “absolutely destroy” other sports like basketball, baseball and softball. Because of the 100 mile rule, those teams would be forced to play all of their region games on Fridays and Saturdays, because high school teams are not permitted to travel over 100 miles for games on school nights. None of the teams projected to be in Region 1-AAAAA for the next four years are within 100 miles of Kingsland.
“There’s nothing we can do about it. We have to play where they put us, whether we like it or not,” Herron said.

Black is Back

November 19th, 2009
1:53 pm

Go Indians!!!

hornetsnest

November 19th, 2009
2:06 pm

I think it’s good that no one is giving Roswell a chance to win….very motivating. Grayson is a very good team..but didnt look all that impressive last week so anything is possible.

AVikingFan

November 19th, 2009
2:07 pm

Reese, I see a woostock upset also. With Colquitt, I WANT them to win because they’re from my region, but I’m afraid it won’t happen. Northside will have a practice game with our friend “Go UG’s” team. I just hope we can keep our win streak against Camden going. The overall record with Lowndes and Camden is 6 – 6 with us winning 3 out of 4 in the playoffs. The last two games we’ve shut them out.

White Trash

November 19th, 2009
2:14 pm

AVikingFan- You are right about the last two games being shutouts. The first one you got the best of us, the second, was a close 10-0 game, that could have gone either way, but that was in the semi game a couple of years ago, so those game dont count anymore since there is probally no one left from those teams. New year, same course. The winner of the game will win State. Good luck and wish for a good clean game as always…

plowboy

November 19th, 2009
2:40 pm

white trash there are alot of players from that team still left they were starters then and now

SWD Panther Paw

November 19th, 2009
2:43 pm

White Trash

What other choice does Camden have? There are no other real 5-A schools on the coast. You will need other schools on the coast to play up……which would again give Camden an advantage. I’m not sure you’re going to get other school’s(Savannah, Jenkins, Johnson, Windsor Forest, Brunswick etc…) to play up just to be a sacrifical lamb for Camden.

Reeze

November 19th, 2009
2:53 pm

SWD Panther Paw ……..Good point you brought up…What if the Savannah schools and B.I decide to drop down , What options will the GHSA have for Camden then?

AVikingFan

November 19th, 2009
3:08 pm

White trash – Lowndes has 6 starters who started as sophomores the last time we beat Camden. Would have been 8 but two are injured. The reason I mentioned our record against Camden is that so many people act like Camden is unbeatable in the playoffs and are therefore afraid of them. The North Carolina Baby Blue Cats may win the game, but Lowndes is going over there full of confidence and eager to make a statement, and I assure you we are NOT afraid. We have beat ya’ll 3 out of 4 times in the playoffs. The last two were shutouts. Just sayin…..

WARDAWG

November 19th, 2009
3:11 pm

Drop region 3 AAAAA, put

grayram

November 19th, 2009
3:18 pm

Since Kingsland is basically North Jacksonville, let Camden play the large schools from Jacksonville. Maybe we could make a trade with Florida. We give them Camden County and they stop asking for water from lake Lanier!!

AVikingFan

November 19th, 2009
3:20 pm

REESE – have you read the quote from Jeff Herron in today’s Valdosta Daily Times? He said they could work it out in football to play in region 1, but GHSA regulations pertaining to travel on school days (when followed by a school day) limits a school to travel 100 miles one way, and therefore all other sports would have to schedule all their region games on Friday or Saturday, something he said was impossible. The closest region 1 school is Coffee, 102 miles away.

Camden might be able to petition Duvall County to play with them (Florida) herron didn’t say that – that’s might suggestion for their delemna.

AVikingFan

November 19th, 2009
3:21 pm

“That “MY” suggestion – “might” was an error

SportsFan31313

November 19th, 2009
3:21 pm

WARDAWG,

Drop region 3-AAAAA and then what? Lets hear your brilliant ideas!

SportsFan31313

November 19th, 2009
3:22 pm

Reeze

I asked that question last week. Region 3-AAAAA haters seem to have all of the answers.

WARDAWG

November 19th, 2009
3:25 pm

Put Camden in 2-AAAA, GHSA drop region 3-AAAA. The schools in 2-AAAA are closer to Camden. So then you will have a legitimate AAAAA school in AAAA. Then Camden will hear, why do you have a AAAAA school playing AAAA football? The schools in AAAA are at a disadvange because they have fewer students than Camden because Camden is is larger. The region setup goes beyond football, this is a small part of it, and everyone has to look beyond football and see the other parts of the picture.

White Trash

November 19th, 2009
3:27 pm

Why is there so many haters. What the heck did Camden do to you folks. If it is winning, then you are sore losers. Drop the whole thing with the region and location, it is so old now. Every year we go through this and it does not change and will not.

SportsFan31313- I agree with what you said “Lets hear your brilliant ideas! WARDAWG….

WARDAWG

November 19th, 2009
3:35 pm

That should be drop region AAAAA.

SportsFan31313

November 19th, 2009
3:35 pm

For all of the ones who seem to know what classification a school should play, If Bradwell Institute played down in Class AAAA, then what Region should they play in? Right now, Region 4-AAAA is too far, Region 2 -AAAA will be too far, Region 1-AAAA will be too far. In the new classification, The the only schools that will a acceptable to Bradwell would only be Glynn Academy, Brunswick, and Effingham County. That is it. Bradwell Institute can’t drop to Class AAA because of the enrollment. Bradwell Institute lacks approximately 52.5 students to be a true Class AAAAA school. I believe that things will remain the way they are due to travel cost and travel restrictions.

grayram

November 19th, 2009
3:37 pm

Roswellfan

Whats the story with the kid quitting or getting dismissed in the Lassiter Game? Was he the starting QB and the son of one of the coaches?

No right answer

November 19th, 2009
3:41 pm

I don’t see why not put Camden in 4A nobody in 5A could *itch about there cupcake schedule then. There are some pretty good 4A teams that already play them in other sports and do just fine against them.

randy prosen

November 19th, 2009
3:42 pm

Camden is in GA. We don’t want to go to Florida. Put us in Region 1 AAAAA. Then kickoff.

SWD Panther Paw

November 19th, 2009
3:44 pm

What’s the compliant now……last time I checked Savannah is at least a 100 miles from St. Marys. The fact is Camden is in a very odd situation but allowing them to run rough shot over smaller schools……..then have them thump their chest and say to bad to the other school’s isn’t right either. Oh! wait a minute how about Camden build another high school……. Dang! I let the cat out of the bag.

Playoff time

November 19th, 2009
3:47 pm

Can’t wait to see Mceachern tommorrow night. Oh wait, they lost to a 4th seed at home. HA HA HA HAAAAAAAA!!!!

White Trash

November 19th, 2009
3:47 pm

Build another highschool won’t fix the problem, they have enough students there to make up two 5AAAAA schools. Now what, still does not solve the problem…. NEXT TOPIC PLEASE..

White Trash

November 19th, 2009
3:49 pm

Savannah is roughly 85 miles from CCHS. The drive still sucks though..

AVikingFan

November 19th, 2009
3:49 pm

White Trash – if Bradwell Institute was as successful as Camden has been, especially since J. Herron arrived, they’d say the same thing about BI. Let the criticism flow like water off a duck’s back. When you are as good as Camden is don’t worry about what ANYONE says.

SportsFan31313

November 19th, 2009
3:57 pm

In my opinion, if travel restrictions were not an issue along with travel cost, It would be nice to put Bradwell Institute with the Middle Georgia Teams example: Northside Warner Robins, Warner Robins, Houston County, Griffin, Jenkins, along with Glynn Academy, Brunswick, Richmond Hill, Effingham County, South Effingham County. make that Region 3-AAAA. The strength of schedule will be a lot stronger than playing so many of the Savannah Schools that is classified lower. But that will not happen.

White Trash

November 19th, 2009
3:57 pm

AVikingFan – I agree, just gets old repeating yourself every year, and it goes the same for your Vikings. Always going to be haters out there toward successful programs. Hoping for a great game this weekend. Championship will run through South Georgia this year again..

SportsFan31313

November 19th, 2009
4:03 pm

But I will guarantee you that the student enrollment will increase by more than 52.5 students and it will again be a True Class AAAAA School. You are also right AVikingFan.. Some people are NEVER satisfied. besides, if Camden County was placed in any other Region besides one, they will still dominate every year. Camden County will only make Region 1-AAAAA more exciting to play in even stronger than it is now.

justinfh88

November 19th, 2009
4:13 pm

grayram..the reason why hickman left was becasue he didnt understand the play book as well as number 4 did. Hickman pretty much was just another man to handle the ball off to the running back. Had no mind for the game..and as everyone can see no heart for the game either..

AVikingFan

November 19th, 2009
4:16 pm

WHITE TRASH – Can you imagine putting Camden in region 4 or 5 or 6-AAAAA? They’d make the 6 hour bus trip every Friday and still kick a**! People would be saying “Send Camden back to region 3″!

Grayson Student

November 19th, 2009
4:19 pm

im still confused as to why it took that hickman kid so long to determine he wanted to quit… from the collins hill tape it looks like yalls backup is pretty good.

Black is Back

November 19th, 2009
4:24 pm

Why are there so many Camden haters on here? The winner of the Lowndes v’s Camden game is going to be the 5A champs. Just get used to it ATL. You’re just lucky that one of the heavyweights must go down this week or they would be playing this for all the marbles on your home turf. Good luck to all the teams from the south it’s too bad we have to knock each other off b4 we play those soft north schools. Let’s go Indians!!!

SportsFan31313

November 19th, 2009
4:25 pm

Black is back,

I agree with you…..

Hornet Dave

November 19th, 2009
4:36 pm

Would it be out of the question to move teams up to AAAAA (no, not Savannah teams) to play with Camden? Would schools like Brunswick, Glynn Academy, Liberty County, etc. be willing to play up?

Northside Observer

November 19th, 2009
4:50 pm

I don’t want NSWR to be lulled into believing Union Grove will be easy to beat. I remember the trouble we had last year keeping DE Williams, a Georgia Tech signee out of our back field. Besides Williams (All State), a wide receiver, defensive back, and full back made all-conference. I am not taking these guys lightly.

SGT CHRIS

November 19th, 2009
4:59 pm

Since so many of these programs are ran pretty much like “colleges” anyway, with their multi-million dollar, state of the art facilities, why not do away with the TRAVEL RESTRICTIONS, put Camden in 1-AAAAA, and play ball!!!!!

Colquitt County Underdog

November 19th, 2009
5:03 pm

SGT Chris- do you realize how much money would be spent just to send their teams to the other side of the state for a whole year? im not just talking about football. im talking all sports, boys and girls. their tax dollars could be better spent on something more important than high school sports.

Colquitt County Underdog

November 19th, 2009
5:09 pm

Reeze- North Gwinnett will win by 2 scores. they have way more talent than Woodstock on both sides of the ball. the North Gwinnett QB is one of the best in the state and i dont think Woodstock has seen a team comparable to NG this year. they lost to McEachern and allowed 30+ points in the process. that same McE team was hemmed up fairly easy by Brookwood in round 1…what does that tell you?