AA second-round capsules: Westminster takes aim at Calhoun

Thomasville at Tattnall County

When, where: 7:30 p.m. Friday, Warrior Stadium, Reidsville

Records, rankings: Thomasville is 8-3, the No. 3 seed from Region 1-AA and ranked No. 9; Tattnall County is 10-1, the No. 1 seed from 2-AA and unranked.

Last meeting: This is the teams’ first meeting.

Three things to know: 1. Tattnall County QB Quaysean Davis and Thomasville QB Jeffrey Dyson each have more than 1,000 yards rushing. Davis has more than 1,000 yards passing. 2. Thomasville had more interceptions (three) than receptions (two) in its 17-14 first-round victory over Jefferson County, Thomasville’s first road playoff win since 1993. 3. Tattnall County won its first state playoff game and achieved its first 10-victory season in a 33-16 victory over Southwest of Macon.

Winner plays: GAC/Carver-Columbus winner

 

GAC at Carver (Columbus)

When, where: 7:30 p.m. Friday, A.J. McClung Memorial Stadium, Columbus

Records, rankings: Greater Atlanta Christian is 9-2, the No. 3 seed from Region 6-AA and unranked; Carver is 11-0, the No. 1 seed from 5-AA and ranked No. 1.

Last meeting: This is the teams’ first meeting.

Three things to know: 1. Carver’s Isaiah Crowell is considered the top running back in Georgia, but he’s been held out for most of the past few games with injuries. He had only two carries for nine yards in a 35-0 victory over Pepperell in the first round. 2. GAC trailed 7-0 after allowing a 70-yard run in the first minute of its first-round game against Fannin County but led 49-7 by halftime. 3. GAC was 1-9 last season but is 9-2 under first-year coach Tim Cokely, who won six state titles at North Florida Christian of Tallahassee.

Winner plays: Thomasville/Tattnall County winner

 

Fitzgerald at Putnam County

When, where: 7:30 p.m. Friday, War Eagle Stadium, Eatonton

Records, rankings: Fitzgerald is 9-2, the No. 2 seed from Region 1-AA and ranked No. 8; Putnam County is 9-2, the No. 1 seed from 4-AA and unranked.

Last meeting: This is the teams’ first meeting.

Three things to know: 1. Fitzgerald had 503 yards in total offense in its 42-10 first-round victory over Dublin, and RB Tolerance Shepherd rushed for 194 yards, giving him 1,086 for the season. 2. Putnam County RB Marteze Waller has rushed for 1,915 yards. He had 145 yards and two touchdowns in Putnam County’s 20-14 first-round victory over Appling County. 3. Fitzgerald is a victory from achieving its seventh consecutive 10-win season. Putnam County, which got its first playoff victory last week since 2002, can achieve its first 10-win season since 1996.

Winner plays: Calhoun/Westminster winner

 

Westminster at Calhoun

When, where: 7:30 p.m. Friday, Phil Reeve Stadium, Calhoun

Records, rankings: Westminster is 8-3, the No. 2 seed from Region 6-AA and ranked No. 7; Calhoun is 11-0, the No. 1 seed from 7-AA and ranked No. 3.

Last meeting: Calhoun won 38-20 in the second round of the 2008 Class AA playoffs.

Three things to know: 1. Westminster RB Ralph Abernathy, a GHSF Daily preseason all-state player, has rushed for only 625 yards during an injury-plagued season, but he’s healthy now and rushed for more than 200 yards against Lovett last month. 2.  Calhoun RB Dustin Christian has rushed for 1,144 yards and 18 touchdowns on 137 carries (8.4 yards per carry) despite missing two games and being shut down at halftime in blowouts. QB Landon Curtis has thrown 26 touchdowns against only one interception. 3. Calhoun has reached the Class AA final each of the past two seasons and won its second-round game six of the past seven seasons. Westminster has lost in the second round the past three seasons, each time on the road to a school that begins with C – Callaway, Calhoun and Carrollton.

Winner plays: Fitzgerald/Putnam County winner

 

Callaway at Buford

When, where: 7:30 p.m. Friday, Tom Riden Stadium, Buford

Records, rankings: Callaway is 8-3, the No. 3 seed from Region 5-AA and unranked; Buford is 10-1, the No. 1 seed from 6-AA and ranked No. 2.

Last meeting: This is the teams’ first meeting.

Three things to know: 1. Buford’s Dominique Swope scored two first-quarter touchdowns as the Wolves rolled to a 38-0 halftime lead and cruised to a 52-22 victory against Hart County in the first round. 2. Callaway trailed 8-3 at halftime against Rockmart last week but got two second-half touchdown runs by Marquis Terrell and one each from Ricky Parks and Albert Trammell in its 30-8 victory. 3. Buford and Callaway had two common opponents this season in Lovett and Carver of Columbus. Lovett lost to Buford 37-14 and beat Callaway 41-21; Carver beat Buford 14-0 and beat Callaway 39-17.

Winner plays: McIntosh County Academy/Cook winner

 

McIntosh County Academy at Cook

When, where: 7:30 p.m. Friday, Cook Memorial Stadium, Adel

Records, rankings: McIntosh County Academy is 7-4, the No. 3 seed from Region 2-AA and unranked; Cook is 11-0, the No. 1 seed from 1-AA and ranked No. 4.

Last meeting: Cook won 38-6 in 1989.

Three things to know: 1. McIntosh County Academy got a 10-yard touchdown run by Jojo Wynn and a safety in the fourth quarter to beat Lamar County 22-14 in the first round. The Buccaneers held Lamar County to 139 yards of total offense. 2. A fourth-quarter interception by Cook’s Shannon Brown stopped a potential game-winning drive by Laney, and Trey Register clinched Cook’s 34-23 first-round victory with a 75-yard touchdown run three plays later. 3. Laney became the first team this season to score more than 14 points against Cook. The Hornets allowed 10.4 points per game during the regular season against a schedule that included seven playoff teams.

Winner plays: Callaway/Buford winner

 

Lovett at Dade County

When, where: 7:30 p.m. Friday, Dade County High School, Trenton

Records, rankings: Lovett is 8-3 and the No. 4 seed from Region 6-AA; Dade County is 10-1 and the No. 3 seed from 7-AA. Neither team is ranked.

Last meeting: This is the teams’ first meeting.

Three things to know: 1. Lovett’s Zach Boden rushed for 186 yards and two touchdowns, including the game-winner with 53 seconds lift, to lead the Lions to a 27-20 victory over 8-AA champion Elbert County in the first round. Boden has rushed for 917 yards this season. 2. Lovett quarterback Hunter Budd has passed for 1,604 yards and 15 touchdowns and rushed for 439 yards and 13 TDs this season. He passed for one touchdown and ran for another against Elbert County.

3. Dade County’s David Page rushed for 127 yards, had two interceptions, broke up four passes and made two solo tackles in the Wolverines’ 48-21 victory last week against Heard County, according to the Dade County Sentinel.

Winner plays: Brooks County/Vidalia winner

 

Brooks County at Vidalia

When, where: 8 p.m. Friday, The Reservation, Vidalia

Records, rankings: Brooks County is 6-5 and the No. 4 seed from Region 1-AA; Vidalia is 8-3 and the No. 2 seed from 2-AA. Neither team is ranked.

Last meeting: Vidalia won 37-34 in the first round of the 1993 Class AA playoffs.

Three things to know: 1. Brooks County freshman QB Malcolm Parrish scored on a quarterback sneak on the final play of regulation, then ran for the two-point conversion to give the Trojans a 15-14 victory against Swainsboro in the biggest upset of the first round in Class AA. 2. Vidalia’s Juan Foster rushed for 214 of his team’s 371 yards in the Indians’ 28-7 first-round victory against Morgan County. Chris Sharpe scored two touchdowns for Vidalia, which held Morgan County to 117 total yards, according to the Savannah Morning News. 3. Brooks County has won six consecutive first-round games since 2003. Vidalia is in the second round for the first time since 2004.

Winner plays: Lovett/Dade County winner

 

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28 comments Add your comment

cane fan

November 18th, 2010
10:06 am

1st…………………..

cane fan

November 18th, 2010
10:09 am

Fitzgerald will be on the road….but I dont think that will matter because I am pretty sure the whole town of fitz will be there for them…..I hope fitz plays mistake free ball and keep giving 100% …..they should not have a problem oh !!!! my prediction…..FITZGERALD 49 – PUTNAM 14

cane fan

November 18th, 2010
10:10 am

P.S. good luck jefferson hope to see you in calhoun next week……..

kramers2009

November 18th, 2010
10:58 am

Like Carvell said in a recent post.. some of these playoff results have certainly justified the weekly rankings. Their is a reason why Westminster and Lovett stayed in the top 10 all year despite losing 2 and 3 games a piece. It was no upset when Lovett, a #4 seed, went to #1 seeded Elbert Co. last weekend and got the win.

Good luck to all teams,

Jefferson

November 18th, 2010
11:49 am

Biggest game of the year, as each playoff game is. Jackets should puts some points up and stuff their run. Good luck cane fan, the road to the dome is I-75.

VIKING DAD

November 18th, 2010
1:19 pm

Region 1-AA will sweep this round

B-TownWolves4Peat

November 18th, 2010
2:34 pm

Can y’all hear the wolf coming?????? Be afraid Very afraid!

GTPhenom

November 18th, 2010
2:53 pm

Canes, hate to break it to you, but PCHS will be ready for this game. You say you think the whole town of fitz will be there, well I KNOW that the entire COUNTY will be here for our game. Only in your dreams will Fitzgerald win by that much. We got a guy by the name of TuTu who is going ot be steamrolling right through your defensive effort, on his way to breaking 2000 yards for the season. Heck, he only needs 85, and I am very confident he will get at least that, if not a lot, lot more. See you tomorrow night when the War Eagles defend their home turf and bring home their second playoff victory.

GTPhenom

November 18th, 2010
2:54 pm

Oh, and Viking Dad, they will NOT be sweeping this week. PCHS will be making completely certain of that with their defeat of the Purple Canes.

cane fan

November 18th, 2010
3:43 pm

dear gtphenom………I dont know where you get your info from but…….I am going to the bank tomorrow and get enough money to bail the canes out of jail because fitz is going to put a beat down on the putnam pups………I think 1-2 yrs ago we played pepperell in the 3rd rd and their qb needed like 100 yds to set a record….guess what ……he didnt so dont boast to much we also beat DUBLIN 42- 10 didnt putnam pups play DUBLIN ???? how bad did you guys beat them????? OH thats right they dismantled your little scat back what 42-14???

VIKING DAD

November 18th, 2010
4:19 pm

I’m with cane fan. I saw Fitz/Cook and Fitz has a great team. Had their QB not been injured the game may have gone the other way. Go 1-AA

SportsFan31313

November 18th, 2010
4:50 pm

Thomasville at Tattnall County Thomasville Advances

GAC at Carver (Columbus) Carver Of Columbus Advances

Fitzgerald at Putnam County Fitzgerald Advances

Westminster at Calhoun Calhoun Advances

Callaway at Buford Buford Advances

McIntosh County Academy at Cook Cook Advances

Lovett at Dade County Lovette Advances

Brooks County at Vidalia Vidailia Advances

GTPhenom

November 18th, 2010
6:56 pm

Who the hell said anything about a record canes? I was simply making a statement that you are unlikely to stop our big time player. The crowd is going to be amped, PC is going to be ready, Fitz has to travel, and we have enough talent to win this game. Good luck, but if you win, you won’t blow us out. Yeah, Dublin beat us pretty badly, but you know, every team has hiccups. Last I checked, your gay hurricanes have lost just as many as we have. Like I said, you may beat us, you won’t blow us out, and you may very well lose, but last I checked there was a little theory called any given Friday (or Saturday, or Sunday), that says that anything can happen regardless of standings or records. One more thing. That whole, “We beat them, and they beat you, so we will beat you,” crap is old and long disproven. Once again, I will go back, if that was the case, then Ole Miss would have been the National Champs two years ago. Have a good day, and can’t wait to whip ya’ll tomorrow. Peace Out.

GTPhenom

November 18th, 2010
6:58 pm

One more thing, seeings as you are completely ignorant to football based on your comments, just because Dublin beat us doesn’t mean our back didn’t run well. Have fun, enjoy the atmosphere in War Eagle Stadium tomorrow, and enjoy the victory by the PCHS WAR EAGLES!!!

BLACKGOLD

November 19th, 2010
12:35 am

GTPHENOM WENT FROM BEATING FITZGERALD TO IF WE WIN WE WANT BEAT EM BAD. HAD A CHANGE A HEART HUH ?, YOU SHOULD HAVE …AFTER WE WHITEWATER YOU, WE GONNA SH**T ON YOU FIELD AND CHANGE YOUR NAME TO NORTHSIDED EAGLES ..TO MAKE YOU SIDELINE OBSERVERS,WHILE WE GO ON TO THE NEXT ONE (CALHOUN)LOL

wolfbait67

November 19th, 2010
1:20 am

cane fan…7th 10 win season is your goal, we like to measure ours in a fifteen game format…:O, I forgot, you have never been that far before and not this year either….Putman will be ready for a cool November breeze

B-TownWolves4Peat

November 19th, 2010
7:54 am

It’s funny that every1 is talking so much crap about there teams when the best that any if can do is 3rd place behind Buford & Carver…….. Y’all crack me up

dirty

November 19th, 2010
9:20 am

@ B-TownWolves4Peat I agee Carver & Buford are the teams to beat.Carver will win it all.

BLACKGOLD

November 19th, 2010
11:55 am

BLACKGOLD

November 19th, 2010
12:08 pm

To all li wolf fans from buford, if every school did what you did ….ride from county to county paying parents buying homes , cars etc we would put out more , but we work with what we got , building them up from rec ball to highschool , yeah Fitz has no state titles to brag about , but heres the thing you guys are year to year favorites ,last year we brought it to buford and if you were there you know what im taam bout. we in 2nd round a a rebuilding year thats great ….what im saying is win state or never Im a cane…that seperates difference from you (fan) and me (fanatic)

Jefferson

November 19th, 2010
4:44 pm

Buford or Carver haven’t won the title yet, but keep thinking you will. Read your press clippings, why even practice. That’s the ticket.

C.J.

November 20th, 2010
4:33 am

Once again, Region 1 rolls!!

jacketspeed

November 20th, 2010
9:41 am

36-19 calhoun over region 6 number 2. Drive on up n see us canes. Let me know if you need fare for the bus, it will be a one way ticket.
Westminster was a tough team, disciplined and very well coached. My hats off to them, but ask their offense if they are sore today. Very hard hitting game, with the jackets making a lot of halftime adjustments.

VIKING DAD

November 20th, 2010
1:38 pm

Congrats to 1-AA for another sweep. To GTPhenom, what happened to your War Eagles last night. It looks like the Hurricanes blew the feathers off of them

Charles

November 20th, 2010
3:07 pm

Congrats to 1AA. You’ve certainly got your work cut out for you now. ‘Bout to start playing those schools w/ the luxury of recruiting metropolitan areas (exception-Calhoun).

The Q

November 22nd, 2010
8:41 pm

How bout them Trojans from Brooks County

jacketspeed

November 23rd, 2010
6:10 am

Congrats to Brooks, I have had them picked to go all the way to the semi’s. After that, Idk. Buford is playing good solid football right now. This years bracket in AA is very exciting, I wish I could watch all 8 games of the 3rd round. Everyone is matching up nicely.
Defensive game of the week will probably be Buford vs Cook. The best offensive game will have to be Fitz and Calhoun, they are both high scoring teams. Thomasville- Carver could be the biggest upset of the week. I think Brooks will handle Lovett at home fairly easily in a low scoring game.

Jacket Speed

November 23rd, 2010
9:27 am

sorry, 4 games – teams in the 3rd round.