AAA blog: Games to watch

> No. 1 Sandy Creek (8-0) at Fayette County (1-7): Ordinarily this would look like no contest, and Sandy Creek may well turn it into a runaway. But the Patriots are not only facing the intracounty rival Tigers. They’re squaring off with a couple of bits of history. Their 37-game winning streak is tied for the fifth-longest in state history and they can move into a tie for fourth with a win. They also have an 11-game winning streak against teams in the county. Their last loss to a county rival came in 2007. Sandy Creek has won four straight in the series against the Tigers, including shutouts in 2008 and 2010. Last year, Sandy Creek won 10-0.

> No. 2 St. Pius (8-0, 5-0) at Washington (5-3, 4-1): St. Pius flexed its muscles in a blowout win over Grady last week behind four touchdowns from T.J. Holloman and looks to extend its winning streak. The Golden Lions are one of four unbeaten teams in AAA. Last year: St. Pius won 40-6.

> Dalton (2-6, 2-2) at Southeast Whitfield (2-6, 0-4): Dalton’s four forfeit losses, including two in Region 7-AAA, Division A, completely reshuffled the sub-region standings. Ridgeland vaults to the sub-region title, while Dalton, Lafayette Heritage and Ringgold are tied with 2-2 records. So Dalton has to win to get to the 7-AAA play-in game. And then there’s the intrigue of the county rivalry with Southeast Whitfield. Dalton’s forfeits stem from the transfer of linebacker Corey Smith from Southeast, which according to published reports filed a complaint over the transfer. The Georgia High School Association ruled that Smith’s move into the Dalton school district was not “bona fide” and declared him ineligible. Smith has not played in the Catamounts’ last two games, both Dalton wins. Last year: Dalton won 55-21.

> Crisp County (5-3, 3-1) at Cairo: (6-2, 4-0): This one could decide the Region 1-AAA championship. The Syrupmakers need a win and a loss by Americus-Sumter to close the deal. Cairo has won four straight since a 17-14 loss to Thomas County Central on Sept. 17. The Syrupmakers have won the last eight meetings between the two schools. Last year: Cairo won 30-7.

> Mary Persons (6-2, 5-2) at Westside-Macon (5-3, 5-2): The winner gets the inside track on the No. 3 seed in Region 2-AAA behind Baldwin and Peach County. Mary Persons is looking to return to the playoffs for the first time since 2008. Last year: Westside won 27-14.

> No. 4 Burke County (7-1, 4-0) at Butler (7-1, 3-1): The 3-AAA South title, an automatic state playoff berth and a spot in the region championship game are on the line. Burke appears the heavy favorite, having beaten Washington County, which routed Butler earlier in the season. While the Bears hold a one-game advantage in the standings, Butler would earn the title-game berth with a win. Last year: Burke County won 35-8.

18 comments Add your comment

CrispCountyCougar

October 27th, 2011
12:39 pm

Lets go Cougars! Its time for us to get a win over Cairo

syrupmaker

October 27th, 2011
2:47 pm

CrispCountyCougar we have planted a tree every 10 yards to guard agianst your TALL Recievers. Throw 9 yard routes and you can WIN. :0 )

a GAME TO WATCH

October 27th, 2011
5:04 pm

…a GAME TO WATCH …REALLY …Sandy Creek rolling over Fayette County …REALLY!!

Trojan94

October 27th, 2011
5:50 pm

burke co at butler should be a good one, I’m putting the bears on upset alert……..I’ll get some great feedback off this comment lol!

Trojan94

October 27th, 2011
5:53 pm

what in the world is going on in dalton!

Birddog Capitol

October 27th, 2011
8:52 pm

Bc back!!! Jv in before half time running clock in fourth

valyboy32

October 27th, 2011
9:03 pm

Well 3-a Peach finally has it’s running game going so be advised!!!!

Woodpecker

October 27th, 2011
9:37 pm

Lets go Creeeeeek

chillijoe

October 27th, 2011
9:48 pm

@Trojan94, come on man……. what are u smoking on bro, this game is over by half time, jv, will play the entire 4th quarter as we get ready for a battle with thomson that will last for 3qts., then we will see sandy creek in the championship, to much MATON & GATOR GREEN…

Thoroughbred

October 27th, 2011
10:52 pm

chillijoe

C’mon bruh slow your role bud. I’ve mentioned how you are OBSESSED with Sandy Creek. It’s getting a little weird for real. C’mon there is a lot of great teams in AAA that Broke Co oops I mean burke Co and Sandy Creek would have to beat before we play for it all. Don’t forget about St. Puis, Carrollton, Allatoona, Peach Co, Baldwin, Gainesville and don’t forget your region foe Thomson. I think a sleeper will make deep run in this years playoffs. Trust me broke Co is not even on SCHS radar right now. They are just worried about Fayette Co. 37 and counting!

HI HATERS

Sireal

October 27th, 2011
11:16 pm

Games to watch and you do not have Columbia vs Woodward Academy this game can change the entire region in 5-AAA

old carrollton fan

October 28th, 2011
10:28 am

ChiliJoe:Burke County cannot play sandy creek for the championship,they are on the same side of the bracket.This talk reminds me of the boasting I read before the Burke-Carrollton game last year.Burke evidently has a great team but there are always untested teams out there waiting.Thomson game will be interesting.

old carrollton fan

October 28th, 2011
10:40 am

Sireal:Can u or anyone tell me how the region playoffs for region#5 work;how are the seedings determined?I would rather see grady @#4 than a dangerous passing team(Cedar Grove).

FranchiseMe

October 28th, 2011
4:11 pm

SC will have their back up RB, backup O-Line, 2nd string receivers in in the second half of this game and have a lead of 35-7. There sophomore RB that ran in Spalding game will run through them and score another TD and their sophomore TE will score after their sophomore receiver Kitt scores too. Should be an early day. Zzzzzzzzz!!!

Birddog Capitol

October 28th, 2011
5:03 pm

Old carrolton ,if we let Thompson win we get creek in dome, or Thompson in rematch . Cause we can surly run the table if we are number two team out of region 3

Birddog Capitol

October 28th, 2011
5:06 pm

I remember one year LSU didn’t win sec champ game but got national champs rings

old carrollton fan

October 28th, 2011
6:18 pm

Birddog Capital-wouldnt a loss to thomson meand Burke was on a level field with 5or6 other teams in the playoffs?I sure admire your confidence,heck Im sweating the second round(which looks like a tossup right now for Carrollton).Good luck and support your team win or lose.

chillijoe

October 28th, 2011
10:02 pm

@ AAA FANS & BURKE COUNTY HATERS…, BURKE CO. 35 BUTLER 0 , BUTLER WAS 7-1 , this game was played in augusta, ga. at butler stadium, IT DOESNT MATTER WHERE THEM BEARS PLAY, over 500 total yards, tonite, and the 22 seniors, saw the third quarter turned over to the jv., THOMSON BULLDOGS, HERE WE COME,