Georgia High School Football Daily Spotlight: Northside-Warner Robins jumps in national rankings

Northside of Warner Robins has climbed 19 spots to No. 4 nationally in the RivalsHigh 100 rankings.

Northside is coming off a 29-24 victory over Newnan, the last of the unbeaten teams in Georgia’s Class AAAAA to fall. Northside will be playing in its fifth state final this decade on Saturday against Camden County, which is ranked No. 25 by RivalsHigh.

Northside apparently has no shot at a national title because No. 2 Don Bosco Prep of New Jersey has finished its season at 12-0.

Here’s a look at Georgia teams in the national rankings:

RivalsHigh 100
4. Northside
25. Camden County
35. Newnan
44. Grayson
47. Gainesville
80. Colquitt County
81. North Gwinnett
86. Lowndes

ESPN Fab 50
30. Northside
35. Camden County

USA Today
12. Camden County

MaxPreps Xcellent 25
10. Northside

National Prep Poll
19. Northside

Note: No Georgia teams are ranked in the Massey or MaxPreps computer polls.

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164 comments Add your comment

Jerry

December 8th, 2009
10:59 am

The only ranking that matters will come around 10:30 Saturday night. Go Eagles, bring the 5-A title back to Warner Robins!

ken price

December 8th, 2009
11:13 am

IT’S GREAT TO BE A NORTHSIDE EAGLE!

GOPACKGO

December 8th, 2009
11:22 am

It won’t be great to be a Northside Eagle after Saturday. Sorry guys. Go Camden.

WAQ

December 8th, 2009
11:27 am

Who cares about the ranking….

This should be a great game between to great programs and coaches. I think special teams shall decide the outcome.

Can’t wait…..

Steve

December 8th, 2009
11:28 am

5A Title is coming home to the Wartown! Go EAGLES!!!!!

PROSKILLpat

December 8th, 2009
11:48 am

How can GOPACKGO cheer for camden over one of his own region 1AAAAA teams. Its a travesty to see crap like that…………………let me guess, GOPACKGO, your pulling for the Taliban…………..or better yet, you hope Iran beats us in war! Your a joke!

Jefferson

December 8th, 2009
11:55 am

The Demon loss has to be an incentive.

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CamdenGuy

December 8th, 2009
12:01 pm

PROSKILLpat I feel everyone can cheer who want to without reaching to a new low for this blog by refering someone to the Taliban or Irans in their belief! A man or woman can have convictions without some low life as yourself putting them down! Camden is listed as the underdog by many sources and that is fine! An old saying! Actions speak louder than words! Go Cats Go!

PACKDADDY

December 8th, 2009
12:39 pm

Having seen both teams play, Camden will win this one, rankings or not. It will be painfully obvious that the Camden rushing attack will be most successful. The Camden defense will keep quarterback, Bart de Fluggel off the field. Yep, they are from our region but, not for long. Camden is the more complete team and, in a battle of great coaches, Herron will be the coach on top. Sorry Atlanta media, the best team is south of Cordele.

Common Sense

December 8th, 2009
12:50 pm

I think it’s funny that people get personal with this. If high school football means this much to one person then you might want to rethink your way of life. With all that being said GO EAGLES hahahahaha.

cane fan

December 8th, 2009
12:52 pm

if buford is suppose to be so good, why are they not ranked????????

SportsFan31313

December 8th, 2009
12:53 pm

Common Sense,

In the State Of Georgia, Football is a way of life. It’s secular to religion. :-) :-) :-) :-) :-)

cane fan

December 8th, 2009
12:54 pm

you think it is because they are AA, and technically AA is not as strong as 5a?

SportsFan31313

December 8th, 2009
12:54 pm

Go Camden County……………….

Bleed Blue

December 8th, 2009
1:04 pm

CAMDEN!!! Bring another one home!! Safe trip to the Northside Fans!

Reeze

December 8th, 2009
1:13 pm

Packdaddy and GoPackGo……….Camden may have run over the Pack , but it won’t happen against the Eagles…… I think after last season Camden and Northside gained mutual respect for one another. Northside knows what’s coming saturday and Camden knows what to expect from the Eagles…these Rankings mean nothing . The only thing that matters is Saturday at the Dome 8 P.M…..Camden is a very good team and Nix will have the Eagles focus and ready…….I think the game will go much like last seasons second rounder ……a battle until the fourth quarter ,unfortunately the Eagle defense ran out of gas…….For Northside to win this year , the Eagles offense will have to move the chains on the ground and through the air…this will keep the Eagles defense fresh……For Camden to win , they’ll have to throw the ball…..The Eagles run defense has turned the corner finally…..Win or lose , I see another classic.

Eagle Nation Sinking

December 8th, 2009
1:23 pm

Go Camden !!! Sink them.

Jefferson

December 8th, 2009
1:24 pm

Enter your comments here

Jefferson

December 8th, 2009
1:25 pm

Cane Fane — Its assumed the biggest class has the stronger teams, at least in Football I don’t know it to be a fact in Basketball or Baseball.

rankings are a joke

December 8th, 2009
1:26 pm

no georgia high school team would even break the top 10 if they played in texas.

Where Does it Stop

December 8th, 2009
1:30 pm

Seems region 1 AAAAA claims the southern most team as a “south Georgia” team. Wonder when Parkview and Brookwood played for the title a few years ago which one south Georgia folks claimed as theirs? For you south Georgia folks, the last time I looked at a map of Georgia Warner Robbins was in central Georgia, not south Georgia. Get a life and brush-up on your Georgia geography.

EAGLE1

December 8th, 2009
1:32 pm

I agree with Reeze, the rankings mean nothing. I hope to see another close game. If any team in the state can beat Camden, Northside can. They must play a complete game for 48 minutes. I am proud of the game they played against Newnan. They need to be focused against Camden. Both teams have great defenses. The Eagles need to avoid the turnovers like they had against Newnan. It’s going to be a knock down fight to the end! Go Eagles! It’s great to be a Northside Eagle!!!!!!!

CamdenGuy

December 8th, 2009
1:32 pm

For “rankings are a joke”! Move back to Texas and stay there! You must be related to Jerry Jones! Biggest is not always the best! Texas will lose to Alabama too!

EAGLE1

December 8th, 2009
1:36 pm

GO EAGLES!!! BEAT CAMDEN COUNTY! ALL I WANT FOR CHRISTMAS IS ANOTHER STATE TITLE!!! IT’S GREAT TO BE A NORTHSIDE EAGLE!!!!!!

TNGADAWG

December 8th, 2009
1:36 pm

USA Today apparently has the janitor doing their HS poll during his breaks. They have Camden Co. at #12 and NS not even listed. Noticed also that there are no players from South GA listed in GHSF top 10 players still in playoffs, nor does Rivals100 have any listed even in the top 100 from S GA. Guess that could only mean you don’t have to have really great players to be playing for the title in AAAAA like NS and Camden County. Most of these polls and rankings just defy common logic.

EAGLE1

December 8th, 2009
1:38 pm

Enter your comments here

SportsFan31313

December 8th, 2009
1:39 pm

To All Bloggers:
This is off the subject matter right now. I just communicated with AVikingFan via telephone. I was not aware of this, but he wishes me to share this with the bloggers, and he specifically mention Todd Holcomb.

Last Thursday, AVikingFan was rushed to the emergency room, and as a result, he had emergency open heart surgery. He stated that he almost came close to seeing his last football game last week. My prayers goes out to him along with his family for a speedy recovery.

Todd Holcomb, Micheal Carvel, AJC Sports, EagleNationsRising, Mistermak, SouthGaRules, Reeze, Yo, Slalom, Viking Dad, and those whom are regulars on this blog whom I have not mentioned, lets all send out a get well message to AVikingFan for Speedy Recovery.

Common Sense

December 8th, 2009
1:42 pm

SportsFan31313-
I know about football in GA. I’ve lived here for 15 years but for someone to get like this saying the Taliban and other things. I don’t want to hear about how important it is. I’ve been to Iraq 3 times in 5 years, but i’m not fighting for ppl to put each other down a internet site.

NHS EAGLE 4 LIFE

December 8th, 2009
1:44 pm

Where Does it Stop-

I think you might need help on your GA geography since there is not Warner Robbins, GA. There is a Warner Robins, GA.

SportsFan31313

December 8th, 2009
1:45 pm

EagleNationsRisng,

This message is for you from AVikingFan:

AVikingFan states this: “I WILL MISS YOU HAVING TO BUY ME A DRINK IN ATLANTA SATURDAY”! “I WILL HAVE TO WATCH THE GAMES ON TV”. “BUT AT LEAST I CAN”.

TNGADAWG

December 8th, 2009
1:46 pm

To: Where Does It Stop, Anybody who knows anything about Georgia, and has lived there most of their life as I have, knows that from Macon north to the Tennessee border is considered North Ga. Warner Robins (just one B by the way, you should know that too, brush up on your spelling) is 15 miles below Macon and all the schools there are indeed in South Ga. Why else would they be playing in Region 1-AAAAA? Get your fact straight or be quiet !!

The Champ of Camden

December 8th, 2009
1:46 pm

Camden will win back to back titles. There run game and defense is too strong! Changing subjects…..why don’t the georgia bullsdogs recruit from the south anymore? Clearly some of the best players are down south but the bulldogs fail to realize that. Can anyone answer that for me?

SportsFan31313

December 8th, 2009
1:53 pm

Common Senses States:
SportsFan31313-
I know about football in GA. I’ve lived here for 15 years but for someone to get like this saying the Taliban and other things. I don’t want to hear about how important it is. I’ve been to Iraq 3 times in 5 years, but i’m not fighting for ppl to put each other down a internet site.

Common Sense,

There absolutely no need to take any of this seriously. This is sports talk. In addition, no one on here has questioned your patriotism either. I too have been to Iraq, and as a Commissioned Military Officer who has lead his Battalion through a lot of things. I’m retired now. But this has absolutely nothing to do with Sorts Blogs.

SportsFan31313

December 8th, 2009
1:56 pm

To Todd Holcomb, Micheal Carvel, AJC Sports, EagleNationsRising, Mistermak, SouthGaRules, Reeze, Yo, Slalom, Viking Dad, and those whom are regulars on this blog whom I have not mentioned,
AVikingFan wishes Camden County a successful win on this week’s Class AAAAA State Championship game at the Georgia Dome.

Lissa

December 8th, 2009
2:45 pm

Actually, the area consisting of Macon, Warner Robins, and the surrounding area is known as “Middle Georgia” to the majority who live there. “Central Georgia” is acceptable, but not the norm. Macon, in no shape or form, is ever referred to as “North Georgia.” However, to many people in the Atlanta area (and unfortunately don’t know much about the state outside of the perimeter), anything south of I-285 is referred to as “South Georgia.” I hate this and always correct anyone who calls it that. Sad, but true.

I’m so proud of Northside making it into the championship game! I’ll be the first to say I had discounted this year for them before the season even began. Is anybody here going to the dome? I want to! I just have to talk the hubs into it. Can you believe that? I have to talk a man into going to a football game!

cane fan

December 8th, 2009
3:07 pm

get well soon avikingfan, me and ny family are praying for you and your family, god bless

AVikingFan

December 8th, 2009
3:32 pm

A very special thanks to all my blogging friends for their thoughts and prayers. I am getting stronger every day, and WILL get throught this thing. Two major arteries were stopped up and had to be by-passed, and either could have caused me to never watch another football game. I was really thgat close. But thanks to God, my wife, and my friends like you, I am getting stronger each day.

A special good luck to all the teams and therir fans treveling to and from the Georgia Dome this weekend. If any of you have any contact with players on your teams, tell them how proud you are of them.

I will be on the side and reading the blogs when I can. Thanks again and God Bless each of you.

AVikingFan

December 8th, 2009
3:34 pm

Sorry for the typo’s!

WAQ

December 8th, 2009
3:35 pm

AVikingFan:

God Speed to you a speedy recovery. Thanks for encouraging the kids.

SportsFan31313

December 8th, 2009
3:50 pm

Greetings AVikingFan,

We are ALL pulling for you to get well soon……

Colquitt County Packers Loss

December 8th, 2009
3:52 pm

I have respect for both teams but Northside is In Our Region and we have to pull for our brother!!!
Go Eagles Go!!!!

SportsFan31313

December 8th, 2009
4:08 pm

Todd Holcomb, AJC Sports, or anyone on the Blog,

Anyone know where Coach Ron Beachum is these days?

SportsFan31313

December 8th, 2009
4:10 pm

Well that is Coach Ron Beaucham. Pardon the misspelling.

SportsFan31313

December 8th, 2009
5:10 pm

I have located him……

Collins #31 Camden Wildcats

December 8th, 2009
5:21 pm

SportsFan31313 does any one know were daktah is these days

Collins #31 Camden Wildcats

December 8th, 2009
5:22 pm

Collins #31 Camden Wildcats

December 8th, 2009
5:24 pm

im going up to the dome sasturday morning i getta sit in a car for 6 hours on my bday

Jefferson

December 8th, 2009
5:27 pm

Atlanta/285 is the line to north Georgians. No central, middle,coastal,western – just south. I’ve lived in all of the above except west and that’s the way it is to the north. Where’s the gnat line??

Collins #31 Camden Wildcats

December 8th, 2009
5:28 pm

who is pulling for camden