State playoff draws: Grady, Brookwood now projected as No. 1 seeds

Here are the latest projected state-playoff draws entering the Oct. 28-30 week of games. 




Projected first-round matchups:

R4 #4 South Cobb at R2 #1 Stephenson
R1 #3 Colquitt County at R3 #2 Jenkins
R7 #4 Peachtree Ridge at R5 #1 Etowah
R6 #3 Centennial at R8 #2 South Gwinnett
R2 #4 M.L. King at R4 #1 McEachern
R3 #3 Windsor Forest at R1 #2 Valdosta
R5 #4 Lassiter at R7 #1 North Gwinnett
R8 #3 Grayson at R6 #2 West Forsyth

R8 #4 Dacula at R6 #1 North Forsyth
R5 #3 Walton at R7 #2 Norcross
R3 #4 Groves at R1 #1 Lowndes
R2 #3 Newnan at R4 #2 Hillgrove
R6 #4 Roswell at R8 #1 Brookwood
R7 #3 Collins Hill at R5 #2 Woodstock
R1 #4 Coffee at R3 #1 Camden County
R4 #3 North Cobb at R2 #2 East Coweta


Class AAAA


Projected first-round matchups:

R4 #4 Tri-Cities at R2 #1 Statesboro

R1 #3 Lee County at R3 #2 Starr’s Mill

R7 #4 South Forsyth at R5 #1 Kell

R6 #3 Southwest DeKalb at R8 #2 Clarke Central

R2 #4 Effingham County at R4 #1 Lovejoy

R3 #3 Dutchtown at R1 #2 Thomas County Central

R5 #4 Hiram at R7 #1 Chattahoochee

R8 #3 Apalachee at R6 #2 Marist

R8 #4 Heritage-Conyers at R6 #1 Tucker

R5 #3 Pope at R7 #2 Rome

R3 #4 Whitewater at R1 #1 Northside-Warner Robins

R2 #3 Ware County at R4 #2 North Clayton

R6 #4 Mays at R8 #1 Flowery Branch

R7 #3 Lambert at R5 #2 East Paulding

R1 #4 Hardaway at R3 #1 Griffin

R4 #3 Creekside at R2 #2 Brunswick


Class AAA


Projected first-round matchups:

R4 #4 Stockbridge at R2 #1 Peach County

R1 #3 Worth County at R3 #2 Thomson

R7 #4 Dalton at R5 #1 Grady

R6 #3 Shaw at R8 #2 White County

R2 #4 Perry at R4 #1 Sandy Creek

R3 #3 Washington County at R1 #2 Americus-Sumter

R5 #4 Woodward Academy at R7 #1 Ridgeland

R8 #3 Monroe Area at R6 #2 Troup

R8 #4 Stephens County at R6 #1 Carrollton

R5 #3 St. Pius at R7 #2 Allatoona

R3 #4 Richmond Academy at R1 #1 Cairo

R2 #3 Westside (Macon) at R4 #2 Henry County

R6 #4 LaGrange at R8 #1 Gainesville

R7 #3 Cartersville at R5 #2 Cedar Grove

R1 #4 Crisp County at R3 #1 Burke County

R4 #3 Eastside at R2 #2 Baldwin


Class AA


Projected first-round matchups:

R4 #4 Northeast at R2 #1 Tattnall County

R1 #3 Thomasville at R3 #2 Dublin

R7 #4 Pepperell at R5 #1 Carver-Columbus

R6 #3 Greater Atlanta Christian at R8 #2 Banks County

R2 #4 Appling County at R4 #1 Putnam County

R3 #3 Jefferson County at R1 #2 Fitzgerald

R5 #4 Manchester at R7 #1 Calhoun

R8 #3 North Oconee at R6 #2 Westminster

R8 #4 Hart County at R6 #1 Buford

R5 #3 Callaway at R7 #2 Rockmart

R3 #4 Laney at R1 #1 Cook

R2 #3 McIntosh County Academy at R4 #2 Lamar County

R6 #4 Lovett at R8 #1 Elbert County

R7 #3 Dade County at R5 #2 Heard County

R1 #4 Brooks County at R3 #1 Swainsboro

R4 #3 Morgan County at R2 #2 Vidalia


Class A


Projected first-round matchups:

R4 #4 Dooly County at R2 #1 Clinch County

R1 #3 Miller County at R3 #2 Calvary Day

R7 #4 Aquinas at R5 #1 Wesleyan

R6 #3 Bremen at R8 #2 George Walton Academy

R2 #4 Turner County at R4 #1 Marion County

R3 #3 Savannah Christian at R1 #2 Seminole County

R5 #4 Holy Innocents’ at R7 #1 Lincoln County

R8 #3 Commerce at R6 #2 Trion

R8 #4 Prince Avenue Christian at R6 #1 Darlington

R5 #3 Pace Academy at R7 #2 Wilkinson County

R3 #4 ECI at R1 #1 Mitchell County

R2 #3 Charlton County at R4 #2 Hawkinsville

R6 #4 Bowdon at R8 #1 Athens Academy

R7 #3 Warren County at R5 #2 Eagle’s Landing Christian

R1 #4 Terrell County at R3 #1 Johnson County

R4 #3 Brookstone at R2 #2 Wilcox County


Georgia High School Football Daily is a free e-mail newsletter. To subscribe, click here or e-mail us at

39 comments Add your comment


October 28th, 2010
5:22 pm


OK so you got LAMBERT coming to “THE BONEYARD” to face our RAIDERS, last week it appeared our draw would be ROME but that’s OK…EAST has NEVER played LAMBERT so this one could be interesting…




October 28th, 2010
6:03 pm

It is great to see Brookwood back to being Brookwood. The Broncos are really one of the top big school metro Atlanta programs. I am going to tell you guys right now. In the AAAA classification, the State Championship will be two programs from south of the Gnat line. Tucker (one of the finest programs in this state) and Clarke Central (one of the most historic and decorated programs in Georgia football) are the only programs from north of the Gnatline that should get an invitation to this party. :-)

I am going to stick an asterisk beside Chattahoochee. That is the true sleeper school from metro Atlanta in Class AAAA. Kell, like every other Cobb County program before them, is going to get “exposed” early. You heard it from me.

By the way, it’s great to be a Northside Eagle!


October 28th, 2010
7:05 pm

Brunswick will be number 1 seed. theres no way statesboro comes back to glynn county stadium and beats brunswick again. Brunswick will win region championship game vs statesboro 24-14


October 28th, 2010
7:37 pm

Can’t wait to see the AAA Playoff game between Cairo vs Carrollton!!

Brookwood Mom

October 28th, 2010
9:29 pm

I still love those BRONCOS!!!!


October 28th, 2010
10:21 pm

Enter your comments here


October 28th, 2010
10:23 pm

My picks for finals
AAA – Peach County Vs Cairo
AAAA- Clark Central Vs NS WR
AAAAA-North Gwinnett Vs Camden County
What do you guys think?


October 29th, 2010
2:22 am

The Carrollton and Cairo game will be the best game in the AAA playoffs no matter where that game is played at.


October 29th, 2010
7:09 am

Congratulations to Grady, hope your teams earns a trip to the Dome.

True Fan

October 29th, 2010
8:07 am

How long will this “Dome” state championship last? When will the state championship return by to the local football field?

68 Viking

October 29th, 2010
8:59 am

I am with u True Fan on that issue. The dummies at GHSA stumbled on to the perfect formula for watching the playoffs, two weekend in a row, with high drama ending with championship game at some ones home field, I just hope GHSA will see the error of their decision and back up to the semis at the dome


October 29th, 2010
10:38 am

that is stupid they put the ghsa chmpionships in the ga dome


October 29th, 2010
12:13 pm

Class AAAAA Round 1 Predictions If Projections Turns Out As Stated Above:

Region 1 Lowndes, Valdosta, and Colquitt County Advances
Region 2 Stephenson, Newnan, and East Coweta Advances
Region 3 Camden County Advances
Region 4 McEachern Advances
Region 5 Etowah, and Woodstock Advances
Region 6 North Forsyth Advances
Region 7 North Gwinette, and Norcross Advances
Region 8 Brookwood, South Gwinette, and Grayson Advances


October 29th, 2010
12:52 pm

Be careful Chelsea Fan. Posters on this board are overwhelmingly metro Atlanta. When you post things that suggest that five of the six teams reaching the largest 3 classification State Championship games will come from outside of metro Atlanta, you are going to gain enemies very fast.


October 29th, 2010
1:54 pm


Do you agree with my picks?


October 29th, 2010
2:34 pm

Interesting. These brackets imply that Brookwood beats Grayson tonight as that is the only way Brookwood is the number one seed from 8-AAAAA and that is a bet I wouldn’t take. The computer has Grayson picked to win by 2. Brookwood graffiti-ed Grayson’s building entrance and field last night and I know the boys are going to be fired up! It all will depend on which team shows up to play – the second half team of the past couple of weeks or the first half team. IF the second half team shows for the entire game, Katy bar the door! IF the first half team shows, Brookwood wins big. Like I said earlier, I’m not taking bets either way. It’s going to be some good football tonight!

D Section Viking Girl

October 29th, 2010
6:53 pm

I think Lowndes can go deep into the playoffs but we must eliminate the mistakes. We are giving up way too many big plays on defense. This has been a problem that has plagued us all season long. Fortunately for us with, the exception of the McEachern game we’ve been able to hold teams off. If we can keep the penalties down and the big plays to a minimum I think we have just as good a chance as anyone else. But I must say we have played tough and Lowndes has gotten better. Let’s Go Vikings!!!!!


October 29th, 2010
7:51 pm

@ True Fan…ok it is simple… It is not about taking home field advantage away. It is about ensuring that wheather can not be a factor and that the two teams have efficient seating for the crowd. Sure the argument could be made that it hurts revenue for the program, but playing in that game is not an annual thing, or on their schedule as the last game of the season, for any team out their. I played in the dome in 07 against walton in the final four and it was the coolest and most fun thing id ever done. Why on earth would a bunch of high school kids not want to play on the same field as the Professionals????


October 29th, 2010
7:52 pm

True Fan

October 29th, 2010
9:45 pm

@ bulldawg15
I understand your point. I played at Camden. We went to the dome many times and even played you all, Walton, in a season opener. There’s no substitute for playing a state championship in your homefield, it’s high school, not the NFL or college.


October 29th, 2010
10:22 pm

Looks like Region 7-AAAAA needs tweaking. North Gwinnett #1, Collins Hill #2, Norcross #3 & Mill Creek #4 (if they can beat Duluth next week)

Let the kids play

October 29th, 2010
11:11 pm

Playoff football ———-Win Or Go Home !!!!!!!


October 30th, 2010
10:17 pm

Irrelevant information for 5-AAAA. There is a “play-in” which amounts to the playoffs starting Friday, with 8 teams from 5-AAAA in the draw. You could have a 3-7 team advancing. Stupid. Sure would be nice if somewhere on the AJC website, they had the 5-AAAA draws for this Friday. I think other regions are having this “play-in” as well.

Hornet watcher

October 31st, 2010
3:32 am

Hey Todd I think you better get out the eraser for region 6-AAAAA. My dance card looks like this:
Roswell #1 Based on Roswell beating Milton., even with a loss they finish #2
North Forsyth # 2
West Forsyth # 3
Alpharetta # 4 Based on Alpha beating North Forsyth. Its Senior night at home and the QB is healthy which means a lot of points for Alpha.

GHS football Guru

October 31st, 2010
10:04 am

come on…Starr’s Mill will beat Griffin in the region championship, they are obviously the better team

GHS football Guru

October 31st, 2010
10:06 am

Starr’s Mill gets no respect, they are coming back better than there year 2000 team who went 13-1

MHC Tiger

October 31st, 2010
12:00 pm

Congratulations to Coach Kevin Whitley and the Stockbridge Tigers on qualifying for the playoffs for the first time in 27 years. Great Job.

Now we have Sandy Creek this week and as a 4th seed will pull Peach Co. Tough tasks ahead but thats why they line up and play. Looking at AAA football in 2010 I think there are 15 teams if they put it together can make a run at a title. Stockbridge has the speed and athletes, but I truly feel lack of experience and youth will ultimately derail us. But hey, we all tie our shoes up one shoe at a time!

Now in Aug we were talking up Ronnie Bell at Sandy Creek. I told you then there were two Juniors in that region that were as good or better. Chris Moody at Henry should be the all region leader and Prunty at Stockbridge has been steady. If not for fumbling on the Goal line against henry, Stockbridge would be playing for a two or three seed friday.

Sandy Creek vs Stockbridge…Thats Upset Special. !!!!


October 31st, 2010
12:32 pm

ENR- Keep in mind Kell has not been playing Cobb County schools this year. Outside of Osborne (which might have well been a scrimmage) and Sprayberry they have been beating Gwinnet, paulding and Cherokee county teams.

However, I’m extremely interested to see Kell in round 2 of the playoffs. Lined up right now to where they will probably be playing either Flowery Branch or Clarke Co Central.


October 31st, 2010
5:39 pm

Perry will beat sandycreek and


October 31st, 2010
5:52 pm

In “AAA” Dalton cannot be a #4, and Cartersville can only be a #3 if Dalton loses the play-in game this week. With both having the same record in region, Dalton has one more win against a “AAA” opponent and would have the tiebreaker if both win this week. If Cartersville wins and Dalton loses Cartersville would then be the 3 seed and Dalton would be out. If both win Dalton will be the 3 and Cartersville the 4 seeds respectively.


October 31st, 2010
6:11 pm

i dont care who say what peach still has the belt and is ready to defend 3-a powerhouse


November 1st, 2010
2:44 pm

Class AAAA Round 1 Predictions If Projections Turns Out As Stated Above:

Region 1 Northside Warner Robins, Thomas County Central Advances

Region 2 Statesboro, Brunswick Advances

Region 3 Griffin Advances Starrs Mill Advances

Region 4 North Clayton, Lovejoy Advances

Region 5 Kell, East Paulding, Advances

Region 6 Marist, Tucker Advances

Region 7 Rome, Chattahoochee Advances

Region 8 Flowery Branch, Clarke Central Advances

Buford Mom

November 1st, 2010
4:05 pm

AAAA predictions are interesting, looking forward to seeing a matchup with Flowery Branch and Clarke Central. Buford scrimmaged Clarke Central and beat them easily at the start of our season. I don’t think CC is as good this year as they have been in the past, but anything can happen in the playoffs. It’s great to live in GA and witness so many talented high school athletes! Good luck to all the times in the playoffs and Go Wolves!

cane fan

November 1st, 2010
7:07 pm

looks like fitzgerald will host dublin in the 1st rd. the luck of the irish will not help them….they will go down in the eye of the storm. GO HURRICANES!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!


November 1st, 2010
8:11 pm

@SportsFan31313 I do not think the seeds are quite finalized as of yet… Newnan could be the R2 #2 seed with a win and a Stephenson win… I would caution anyone to lock in the brackets as of yet we still have a few seedings to settle this week; Region 1 looks locked and a few #1’s but the others are up in the air or atleast that is the way I see it I look forward to seeing them shape up after this Friday.. Go Cougars


November 1st, 2010
8:13 pm

Doesn’t P. Ridge have to beat N. Gwinnett to get in the playoffs?


November 1st, 2010
8:26 pm

Projected first-round matchups:

R4 #4 NORTH COBB at R2 #1 Stephenson
R1 #3 Colquitt County at R3 #2 Jenkins
R7 #4 MILL CREEK at R5 #1 Etowah
R6 #3 WEST FORSYTH at R8 #2 South Gwinnett
R2 #4 EAST COWETA at R4 #1 McEachern
R3 #3 Windsor Forest at R1 #2 Valdosta
R5 #4 Lassiter at R7 #1 North Gwinnett
R8 #3 Grayson at R6 #2 NORTH FORSYTH
R8 #4 Dacula at R6 #1 ROSWELL
R5 #3 Walton at R7 #2 COLLINS HILL
R3 #4 Groves at R1 #1 Lowndes
R6 #4 CENTENNIAL at R8 #1 Brookwood
R7 #3 NORCROSS at R5 #2 Woodstock
R1 #4 Coffee at R3 #1 Camden County


November 2nd, 2010
11:06 am

Class AAA Round 1 Predictions If Projections Turns Out As Stated Above:

Region 1 Cairo, Americus Sumpter Advances

Region 2 Peach County, Baldwin Advances

Region 3 Burke County, Thompson Advances

Region 4 Sandy Creek, Henry County Advances

Region 5 St Pius Advances

Region 6 Carrollton, Troup Advances

Region 7 Dalton, Cartersville, Ridgeland Advances

Region 8 Gainesville, White County Advances


November 2nd, 2010
11:07 am


Well Stephenson beat Newnan.