Poll Talk: Class AA gets an adjustment leading up to region title week

We’ve got most of the ‘How The Top 10 Fared’ done so decided to post that early. …

Lots of big games this week, to state the obvious. MLK-Stephenson, P’Ridge-North, Colquitt-Valdosta and many, many more.

Rankings didn’t change except in Class AA.

Class AAAAA
1. Camden County (9-0)
Last week: Beat Johnson, Savannah 55-0. Brice Ramsey was 7-of-11 passing for 166 yards and two touchdowns. J.J. Green rushed for 62 yards on two carries, caught a 30-yard pass and scored three touchdowns. Vincent Hollerman got his 10th sack of the season. Next: Friday at Beach (5-4)
2. Grayson (9-0)
Last week: Beat Brookwood 14-7. With the score 7-7, Kasey Gaines returned an interception 15 yards with 27 seconds left. Grayson scored on a 78-yard, 14-play drive to open the game, as Robert Nkemdiche scored on a 7-yard run. Grayson held Brookwood to 92 yards rushing. But Grayson had only two first downs in the second half and twice was stopped on fourth-down plays. Next: Friday at Central Gwinnett (4-5)
3. Hillgrove (9-0)
Last week: Beat Kennesaw Mountain 35-0. Hillgrove led 35-0 at halftime and clinched Region 4, the school’s first region title in football. Kenyan Drake rushed for 178 yards on 16 carries. Next: Friday vs. Campbell (1-8)
4. Stephenson (9-0)
Last week: Beat Newnan 35-13. Stephenson outscored Newnan 21-0 in the second half after leading 14-13 after two quarters. Mike Davis, who rushed for 246 yards and two touchdowns on 24 attempts, scored on a 73-yard run on Stephenson’s first possession of the second half. T.J. Moon rushed for 101 yards and two touchdowns on 13 carries. Stephenson held Newnan to 137 yards of total offense. Next: Friday at M.L. King (9-0)
5. M.L. King (9-0)
Last week: Beat East Coweta 20-7. Jonquel Dawson threw two short TD passes, and Wesley Green returned a fumble 73 yards for a touchdown in the second quarter that gave MLK the lead for good, 13-7. A turnover also set up MLK’s final touchdown, which came on a 26-yard drive. Next: Friday vs. Stephenson (9-0)
6. Walton (9-0)
Last week: Beat Marietta 42-14. Walton scored on its first six possessions, led 42-0 at halftime and clinched Region 5. Tyren Jones rushed for 172 yards and scored four touchdowns, all in the irst half. Next: Friday at Woodstock (4-5)
7. McEachern (8-1)
Last week: Beat Harrison 31-14. Tray Fletcher scored McEachern’s first touchdown on a 75-yard punt return in the second quarter and later caught a TD pass. Trent Thompson was 17-of-35 for 176 yards, and Jaloni Wells rushed for 97 yards. Harrison was within 21-14 in the third quarter. Next: Friday vs. Kennesaw Mountain (0-9)
8. North Gwinnett (8-1)
Last week: Beat Duluth 44-14. Donnie Miles rushed for 96 yards and two touchdowns on eight carries, and his 50-yard run gave North a 34-7 lead in the third quarter. North outgained Duluth 345-186. Next: Friday vs. Peachtree Ridge (8-1)
9. Colquitt County (8-1)
Last week: Beat Coffee 38-14. Coffee scored a touchdown against a running clock in the fourth quarter, as Colquitt had taken a 38-6 lead. Cole Segraves was 12-of-15 passing for 124 yards and threw TD passes to Tre Cooper and Ty Smith. The victory put Colquitt in position to win Region with a victory this week. Next: Friday at Valdosta (7-2)
10. Peachtree Ridge (8-1)
Last week: Beat Mill Creek 35-20. Raham Dixon rushed for 115 yards on 21 carries, and Ahmaad Harris scored on a 75-yard run that made it 28-7 in the third quarter. Mill Creek had 350 yards rushing and two backs over 100, including QB John Russ with 165. But Peachtree Ridge S Alex Gray forced a Russ fumble and returnd it 55 yards for a touchdown and a 14-7 lead with 1:10 in the first half. Next: Friday at North Gwinnett (8-1)
Class AAAA
1. Tucker (9-0)
Last week: Beat Lithonia 50-7. Yusof Minor and Jordan Landry scored two touchdowns apiece for Tucker, which clinched Region 6. Next: Friday at Lakeside, Atlanta (0-9)
2. Northside, Warner Robins (9-0)
Last week: Beat Northside, Columbus 38-12. Northside of Warner Robins clinched its sixth region title in seven seasons. Marte Polk rushed for 109 yards and scored three touchdowns. Curtis Martin had 110 yards rushing on five carries. Next: Thursday at Hardaway (1-8)
3. Flowery Branch (9-0)
Last week: Beat Salem 54-8. QB Canler Koker rushed for 135 yards on five carries, and RB Jeremy Haley rushed for 126 yards on 15 carries. Both scored two touchdowns. Flowery Branch had 432 yards rushing. Next: Friday at Clarke Central (8-1)
4. Statesboro (9-0)
Last week: Beat Greenbrier 52-22. Statesboro rushed for 407 yards and did not attempt a pass, but Statesboro didn’t pull away from a 31-22 halftime lead until a 21-0 third-quarter advantage. Michael Summers rushed for 155 yards and two touchdowns on 11 carries. Next: Friday vs. Ware County (8-1)
5. Ware County (8-1)
Last week: Beat Wayne County 39-3. Ware outgained Wayne 412-167 and clinched its subregion of 1-AAAA. Josh Bennett was 9-of-15 passing for 178 yards and was more effective than Wayne’s Greyson Lambert, who has committed to Virginia. Isa Lowe had four catches for 98 yards) RB Bernard Robertson rushed for 78 yards on 10 carries. DE Tyler Ray had a hand in three sacks. Next: Friday vs. Statesboro (9-0)
6. Marist (8-1)
Last week: Beat Mays 24-0. QB Myles Willis rushed for 162 yards and two touchdowns on 24 carries. It was his second straight week with more than 100 in a game. It was the second shutout for a team allowing only 6.0 points per game. Next: Friday at Redan (3-6)
7. Lovejoy (9-0)
Last week: Beat Creekside 24-0. Travis Custis rushed for 269 yards and three touchdowns on 31 carries, and Lovejoy got its fourth straight shutout and seventh on the season. Lovejoy clinched Region 4. Next: Thursday at Riverdale (4-5)
8. Northgate (9-0)
Last week: Beat Whitewater 27-24. Trailing 17-0 in the third quarter, Northgate rallied with its passing game as 5-foot-8 QB Bret Misutka was 8-of-10 for 168 yards and two touchdowns. Northgate, which had only 27 yards of total offense in the first half, scored touchdowns on its final four possessions and led 27-17. Payton Usher scored on a 36-yard pass fro Misutka and a 2-yard run with 6:15 left. Whitewater got within 27-24 with 3:51 left but never got the ball back. Northgate, which opened in 1998, earned a spot in the Region 3 championship game. Northgate’s only region title was in 2000. Next: Friday vs. Alcovy (6-3)
9. Warner Robins (7-2)
Last week: Beat Thomas County Central 49-28. Warner Robins broke a 21-21 tie in the final minute of the first half with a 100-yard interception return by CB Jalen Rountree. Leading 35-28, Mario Guyton return an interception 46 yards to the Central 1, leading to a 42-28 lead. Thomas Central sophomore QB Adam Choice rushed for 232 yards and three touchdowns on 33 carries. Warner Robins was led by Stephon Cross, who had 124 yards rushing and two touchdowns. Next: Friday at Lee County (4-5)
10. East Paulding (8-1)
Last week: Beat Osborne 35-7. Kamani Thomas rushed for 234 yards and score four touchdowns, one on a 64-yard punt return. Andrej Suttles scored on a 55-yard punt return and a 48-yard reverse. East Paulding led 35-0 at halftime. Next: Friday vs. Villa Rica (6-3)
Class AAA
1. Sandy Creek (9-0)
Last week: Beat Fayette County 31-0. WR Demarre Kitt had four catches for 89 yards and a touchdown and returned a punt 70 yards for a touchdown. Sandy Creek led 21-0 at halftime and held Fayette to 100 yards of total offense for the game, 98 rushing, 2 passing. Sandy Creek had 336 yards of total offense, 169 rushing, 167 passing. RB C.J. Washington rushed for 69 yards on nine carries, and QB Cole Garvin was 10-of-17 for 167 yards and a touchdown. Next: Friday vs. Stockbridge (8-1)
2. St. Pius (9-0)
Last week: Beat Washington 7-0. Washington got to the St. Pius 8-yard line in the final four minutes but failed to score. Washington would’ve stolen the subregion title with a victory. St. Pius was held to a season-low 191 yards in total offense, all rushing as the Lions were 0-for-1 passing. Three of four members of its backfield missed the game with injuries, including QB Trey White. Junior Ryan Braswell rushed for 83 yards on 18 carries and scored the game’s only touchdown in the second quarter. Washington rushed for 205 yards and held the ball for 28:41 of the 48 minutes. Next: Friday vs. Woodward Academy (7-2)
3. Carrollton (8-1)
Last week: Off. Next: Friday vs. Central, Carrollton (4-5)
4. Burke County (8-1)
Last week: Beat Butler 35-0. Montres Kitchens scored three touchdowns, rushed for 58 yards, had four catches for 125 yards and intercepted a pass. QB Corey Mayton was 7-of-11 passing for 195 yards. Butler was held to 156 yards and committed four turnovers. Burke clinched its subregion of 3-AAA to earn a spot in the region championship game. Next: Friday at Thomson (9-0)
5. Thomson (9-0)
Last week: Beat Grovetown 55-0. Six Thomson players scored touchdowns in the first half, when Thomson led 41-0. Thomson had 396 yards rushing and 169 yards passing, 565 total. Thomson has scored 501 points in nine game (55.7 per game, highest in the state). The total points are third-most in Thomson history behind 15-game state champions from 2002 and 1984. Next: Friday vs. Burke County (8-1)
6. Allatoona (9-0)
Last week: Beat Gilmer 42-14. Miles Jones rushed for 224 yards and two touchdowns on 20 carries. Jeremy Uzee threw a 9-yard TD pass to Clarence Soleberry for a 21-0 lead just seconds before halftime. Next: Friday vs. Ridgeland (6-3)
7. Baldwin (8-1)
Last week: Beat Rutland 28-7. Freshman QB Tajhea Chambers, playing in place of DeAndre Thomas, rushed for 166 yards, and CB Donte Beckham returned a kickoff 75 yards for a touchdown. Baldwin survived six turnovers. Next: Friday vs. Peach County (8-1)
8. Gainesville (8-1)
Last week: Beat West Hall 41-0. Freshman RB Michael Byrd rushed for 211 yards and two touchdowns, all in the first half. Next: Friday vs. Stephens County (8-1)
9. Cairo (7-2)
Last week: Beat Crisp County 24-0. Cairo held Crisp to negative yardage rushing and put the game away with an 18-play, 93-yard drive that made it 17-0 in the fourth quarter. Cairo then recovered its kickoff in the Crisp end zone for the final margin. Cairo’s game this week is for the Region 1 title. Next: Friday vs. Americus-Sumter (6-3)
10. Peach County (8-1)
Last week: Beat Howard 62-14. Peach scored five touchdowns in the second quarter for a 42-7 halftime lead. Brandon Wiggins and Justin Jones returned interceptions for touchdowns. Kentel Kendrick was 7-of-8 passing for 104 yards. Next: Friday at Baldwin (8-1)
Class AA
1. Buford (9-0)
Last week: Off. Next: Friday vs. Blessed Trinity (6-3)
2. Calhoun (9-0)
Last week: Beat Lakeview-Fort Oglethorpe 35-13. Taylor Lamb was 23-of-40 passing for 301 yards and two touchdowns, both to Ben Lamb, who had nine catches and 101 yards receiving. Clay Johnson had seven catches for 85 yards. Darius Washington rushed for 131 yards on 12 carries. LB Alex Kirby had 17 tackles. Lakeview was held to less than 100 yards of total offense and scored on a kick return and a late touchdown. Next: Friday vs. Pepperell (7-2)
3. Fitzgerald (9-1)
Last week: Beat Brooks County 39-0. Tolerance Shehperd rushed for 272 yards on 18 carries, and Fitzgerald outgaine Brooks 463-56. The victory clinched Region 1 for Fitzgerald, which led 25-0 at halftime and 39-0 after three quarters. The fourth was played with s running clock. Next: Nov. 11 in state playoffs.
4. Greater Atlanta Christian (8-1)
Last week: Beat Hapeville Charter 33-6. Rosser rushed for 72 yards and two touchdowns. It was 20-0 at halftime. Hapevillle is a first-year program that is 0-4 but got on GAC’s schedule as an emergency replacement for Avondale, which closed last spring. Next: Friday at Lovett (6-3)
5. Carver, Columbus (8-1)
Last week: Beat Jordan 67-6. Seven Carver players scored touchdowns in the first half, after which Carver led 49-6. Next: Friday at Temple (6-3)
6. Appling County (9-0)
Last week: Beat Vidalia 19-0. Lashune Moore was 17-of-22 passing for 182 yards and three touchdowns. Byron Buxton caught two of them, bringing his season total to 11, and had six receptions for 76 yards. Jordan Vann had 88 yards rushing, 58 receiving. Appling held Vidalia to 99 total yards. Next: Friday at Pierce County (7-2)
7. North Oconee (9-0)
Last week: Beat Elbert County 17-6. Leading 10-6 with 9:36 left, North Oconee faked a punt from its 15-yard line, and backup QB Nick Colvin passed 34 yards to Chase Lee. Kawon Bryant later scored on a 31-yard run that made it 17-6. North Oconee can win its first-ever region title and achieve its first 10-win season with a victory next week in the 8-AA title game. Next: Friday vs. Banks County (7-2)
8. Elbert County (8-1)
Last week: Lost to North Oconee 17-6. Tyshon Dye rushed for 83 yards and threw a halfback TD pass. The defeat means Elbert can finish no higher than No. 3 in 8-AA if the Blue Devils win their play-in game next week. Next: Friday vs. East Hall (5-4)
9. Lamar County (9-0)
Last week: Beat Greene County 51-15. Lamar put up 416 total yards, 385 rushing, and led 37-0 at halftime. Lawrence Austin rushed for 93 yards and a touchdown on seven carries, and NG Frederick Walker had six tackles, three for losses. The victory gave Lamar County its first region title (4-AA) and Atlanta Journal-Constitution ranking since 2002. Next: Friday vs. Monticello (4-5)
10. Brooks County (7-2)
Last week: Lost to Fitzgerald 39-0. Brooks maintained second place in Region 1 and will have a home game in the state playoffs. Brooks produced no offense against Fitzgerald. QB Malcolm Parrish had 30 yards rushing on 15 carries and passed for 18 yards, according to the Valdosta Daily Times. Next: Friday at Early County (4-5)

Class A
1. Savannah Christian (9-0)
Last week: Beat Bryan County 45-0. Savannah Christian led 24-0 at halftime, and Will Austin returned a punt and an interception for touchdowns before his team’s offense took a snap in the second half. Austin also scored on a 68-yard run in the first half. Jalen Myrick scored on a 78-yard run in the first minute of the game. Next: Friday vs. ECI (8-1)
2. Eagle’s Landing Christian (8-1)
Last week: Beat SW Atlanta Christian 72-14. John Tatum rushed for 204 yards and three touchdowns on 13 carries, his second straight game over 200. Sebastian Hicks had 96 yards rushing on three carries. RB/LB Keyante Green was held out as a precaution to heal a muscle strain. Next: Friday vs. Holy Innocents’ (8-1)
3. Lincoln County (9-0)
Last week: Beat Twiggs County 48-0. Craigh Jones rushed for 133 yards on five carries, and Mike McIntire scored three touchdowns and had 91 yards rushing on six carries. Twiggs was held to 56 yards of total offense. Next: Friday at Wilkinson County (8-1)
4. Wilcox County (9-0)
Last week: Beat Bacon County 43-14. Wilcox led 36-0 at halftime and clinched Region 2. Makail Grace was 10-of-15 passing for 248 yards and rushed for 107 yards on eight carries. It was the 34th straight home victory over Wilcox. Next: Friday at Irwin County (3-6)
5. Marion County (9-0)
Last week: Beat Brookstone 30-20. Defending champion Marion clinched Region 4. A.J. Wells kicked three field goals, his third a 24-yarder with 8:22 for the final margin. Marion led for good after Jacorbi Denmark returned an interception 38 yards to make the score 20-13 with 5:54 left in the first half. James Taylor rushed for 164 yards on 19 carries, and DeMarquez was 11-for-18 for 176 yards, but was intercepted three times. Next: Friday vs. Dooly County (7-2)
6. Charlton County (8-1)
Last week: Off. Next: Friday vs. Clinch County (7-2)
7. Prince Avenue Christian (9-0)
Last week: Beat Athens Christian 29-14. Prince Avenue its first region title in 8-A in its sixth full season. Rob Farriba (128) and Bryce Huff (102) each rushed for more than 100 yards, and Prince Avenue had 306 yards on the ground for the game. Next: Friday at Riverside Military (1-8)
8. Holy Innocents’ (8-1)
Last week: Beat King’s Ridge 35-21. QB John Galloway rushed for 92 yards and passed for 110. Holy Innocents’ led 28-7 at halftime. Next: Friday vs. Eagle’s Landing Christian (8-1)
9. Wesleyan (7-2)
Last week: Beat Mount Pisgah 38-0. Wesleyan led 20-0 at halftime. Will Anderson was 12-of-24 passing for 195 yards. Next: Friday vs. Landmark Christian (7-2)
10. Seminole County (8-1)
Last week: Beat Miller County 48-6. Seminole clinched its first region title (1-A) since 1967, when current head coach Alan Ingram was a Seminole player. Chris brown rushed for 134 yards and two touchdowns. Antwan Buggs rushed for 108 yards and three touchdowns. Barren Rambo had 94 yards rushing and a touchdown. Next: Friday Randolph-Clay (4-5)

73 comments Add your comment

FridayNightLightsFan

October 30th, 2011
5:42 pm

First.. Thanks Todd.

Gwinnett Fan

October 30th, 2011
6:07 pm

First round of AAAAA playoffs continue tonight with several region championships and playoff seeding on the line.

North Gwinnett vs Peachtree Ridge should be a great one. Win or lose hopefully both teams will come out healthy to make a strong playoff run.

Playoff contenders need to stay healthy to go deep in the playoffs this year with some many good teams in AAAAA. Realistically, any of the top 10 could make it to the finals. Brackets and seeding will be improtant this year. Some teams match up better with others while there are some teams you would like to avoid.

CANEFAN

October 30th, 2011
6:16 pm

good win fitz…..have 2 wks to heal up …..defense is gelling and the offense is firing on all cylinders…hope the rest of 1AA enters the playoffs healthy and peaks at the right time…..I feel Brooks is and will come back strong as ever… coach Freeman will get his guys ready ………

GO FITZGERALD PURPLE HURRICANES!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!

p.s. come Nov. 11 everyone has the same record…..0-0….who is going to make a stand?????
good luck to the rest of the 1AA teams……..

BcS2010

October 30th, 2011
6:16 pm

What a week of football coming up in 4AAAA

DeMarquez Mallard

October 30th, 2011
6:26 pm

I threw ONE interception throughout the entire Marion County VS Brookstone contest.

Brier Creek

October 30th, 2011
6:31 pm

Burke Co at Thomson for the Region Championship. This should be a great game, both teams score averaging over 50 a game. Thomson is undefeated and Burke only loss was to Lowdnes. The Brickyard has been renovated. Does anybody know how many seats it has on the visitor side? I Know Burke will feel there side up and are curious how many will have to stand. It think its one of the top games in AAA this week and Friday cant get here fast enough.

Todd Holcomb

October 30th, 2011
7:33 pm

I realize that points per game figures will go down significantly in the playoffs, but just fyi, here are the top-scoring teams in GHSA history based on ppg -

2011 Thomson 55.7
2011 Camden County 54.1
1972 Southeast Bulloch 51.0
2005 Dublin 50.9
1966 Laney 50.2
1997 Miller County 49.5
2011 Flowery Branch 49.1
1971 Mount De Sales 49.0
1971 Valdosta 48.4
2011 Burke County 48.3

Todd Holcomb

October 30th, 2011
7:34 pm

point being that thomson-burke are up there. I wonder if two teams averaging 48-plus per game have ever met this late in a season. Probably, but not often, I bet.. Probably no more than a half-dozen times.

the real Old Gold

October 30th, 2011
7:44 pm

@ Calhoun we have a never ending supply of Lamb children.

Burgess

October 30th, 2011
7:47 pm

Savannah Christian doesn’ t play ECI, do they ? I believe in that region, instead of 1’s playing 1’s in the region cross over game ( Like most regions) 1’s and 4’s play and 2’s and 3’s. Then if both number 1’s win, etc. The team with the best record within the classification gets the higher seed. At least, that’s what I’ve been told.

CANEFAN

October 30th, 2011
7:57 pm

Tville Dawg

October 30th, 2011
8:40 pm

Where’s the Thomasville Bulldogs ? Nowhere near the polls. We desperately need a new football coach because our program is pathetic ! Maybe we can make Mike Bobo our head coach once he leaves UGA. We will gladly welcome Mike back to the City of Roses with a reasonable contract that is !! The current Bulldog coach can’t buy a win against a team with a winning record and Fitzgerald beats Thomasville up every year. The coaching at Thomasville High School is worse than the mediocre coaching staff currently at the University of Georgia. Go Dawgs !!!

squirrell

October 30th, 2011
9:44 pm

Ok, Colquitt was ranked as high as 3rd at the begininng of the season then was dropped out of the polls and labeled as “overated” and now they have “dominated” Lowndes and Coffee. So, if the PACK dominates Valdosta in the same way this Friday night, is THAT finally enough to move them back up in the Polls, or are they going to have to wait until after their trip to the DOME to be ranked?

nukieie

October 30th, 2011
9:54 pm

Hey “squirrell” it is better to under the radar. Let folks find out!

Jammerz

October 30th, 2011
9:57 pm

@squirrell
these polls mean very little in the grand scheme of things, as Packer fan i would like the bragging rights of the Packers being ranked higher but at the end of the season the only one that will matter is the Team hoisting the BIG trophy on the stage at the Dome. We fans of the Packers know we are better than 9th, we just have to go out and prove it over the next 6 weeks.

ron

October 30th, 2011
10:44 pm

South Ga football the best in the state go Camden

yo

October 30th, 2011
11:10 pm

Actually Jammerz the polls don’t mean diddly squat in the great scheme of things. What were ya’ll ranked prior to the playoffs last year? What was Lowndes ranked 1999 prior to winning state championship? Both not ranked at all.

Billy

October 30th, 2011
11:17 pm

the AJC still has their South Georgia bias. I seriously doubt that there’s 8 teams better than Colquitt County!

JAB

October 31st, 2011
12:06 am

STEPHENSON VS MLK! GAME OF THE CENTURY……:)

Jammerz

October 31st, 2011
12:08 am

did anyone notice this article the other day http://www.ajc.com/news/wild-hog-leads-cops-1212051.html. Seems a week before the Packers and Valdosta tie up to settle region 1, there is a Hawg stalking thru the neighborhood. And no Cat fans, if it is caught the GHSA will not grant it eligability to play for ya on Friday

yellowjacketfan

October 31st, 2011
1:19 am

Good games this week.
Colquitt vs Valdosta
Stephenson vs MLK
Burke vs Thomson
ECI vs Savannah Christian
Wished they were televised.

gablksnk

October 31st, 2011
1:34 am

STATESBORO BLUE DEVILS ALL THE WAY BABY GO BIG BLUE

simp308z

October 31st, 2011
1:36 am

Here we go Region 3-AAA Championship game. Burke Co vs Thompson, this one here is going to be a great one. Got to be the top game in the state friday!!!!

HS football fanatic

October 31st, 2011
3:48 am

Two more good ones this Friday in AAA: Stephens@Gainesville and Peach@Baldwin….

Jefferson

October 31st, 2011
8:01 am

Looking for #11th region title in a row. Go Jackets,

From Where I Sit

October 31st, 2011
8:43 am

Rome = CHEAP-SHOT ARTISTS!!!!

Enough Said!!!!

t'ville concerned

October 31st, 2011
10:11 am

I agree w/ T’ville fan above. Thomasville has the worst special teams in GA which resemble UGA. They can’t cover a kickoff so they try a short boot kick & which we can’t kick past the 40 yard line. 3 of the past 5 years, Thomasville has lost in the last 30 seconds of the playoff game to Jefferson, Dublin, & Lovett in the last five years because of a kickoff returns for touchdowns. Opponents typically start around the 50 yd. line. Thomasville can’t kick a field goal & make only about 50% of extra points. Friday Night Thomasville got the ball tied on the opponent 15 yd line w/ 1:45 left – game tied – ran 2 plays & called timeout w/ 3 seconds left . Tried 28 yard field goal which we have not made one all year & missed it – never had a chance. There punt team is pathetic with the “spread punt formation”. They average about 20-25 yd. per punt & it almost gets blocked evertytime. Bottom line get a Special Teams Coach & practice them. Special teams are a third of the game. If not a special teams coach them maybe hire a new head coach.

SCHSAlum-in-ATL

October 31st, 2011
11:01 am

I know these rankings mean nothing. But how about a little love for Seminole County?! The Indians have pillaged every team they have played this year, scoring at least 45 points a game. Their only loss was by 3 to Wesleyan at the beginning of the season when Seminole was missing five starters due to suspensions. They also tied Wilcox in a scrimmage before the season began. The hometown of Bacari Rambo is continuing to produce talented ball players like, Sr. Chris Brown, A. Buggs, and D. Virgin, who are quietly getting looks from major FBS programs. Keep an eye out on this program, as Coach Ingram gets his boys ready for the playoffs.

Brandon

October 31st, 2011
11:19 am

M.L.King gon Win Region & State !

bucket

October 31st, 2011
11:36 am

The rules in 8-AA are a joke. The top 4 teams in the South part of the region are all better than the #1 seed in the North.

NSWR Fan

October 31st, 2011
11:45 am

The Northside Eagles will win the AAAA Championship. There will be no Whitewater Water Park slip up this year. The Defense is the best we have had in years and the offense does more than enough to hold up there end.

HPE

October 31st, 2011
11:48 am

Wow…no HOOCH in the top 10??? Really??? Last year’s state champs win 8 in a row. They win their last four games by an average of 36 points…and they’re not in the top 10??? What’s up with that?

ThatD@wgOfMine

October 31st, 2011
12:15 pm

no team is better than camden right now

HoochFan

October 31st, 2011
1:04 pm

@HPE – There is no need to be concerned with rankings at this point. Hooch is on a roll. Too bad we weren’t quite ready for that first game with Lambert. But, maybe that was the wake-up call that Chattahoochee needed.

Hooch needs to take care of business this Friday night at Rome, and then get ready for a Reg 8 team in the playoffs. Hopefully, it’ll be a home game for HOOCH!!

GO HOOCH!!

Tracy k

October 31st, 2011
1:27 pm

Peach @ Baldwin this Friday this one is gonna be a good ol rough game both teams and fans don’t like each other, and both teams are so much different from last year! I Love watching games like this!

Fireflame

October 31st, 2011
1:58 pm

If Fitz is playing this well now, just imagine where they could be. They lost an animal in Stephon Small who was an all-state player last year. Harold Summers was a starting corner/wingback who went down in the week one loss. Canes also lost another starting corner in the pre season, Larry Stewart. These three would help tremendously, and of course DJ Searcy would have reached havoc on the defensive line.

NSWR Fan

October 31st, 2011
2:18 pm

Fitz is always good in the regular season and the usually make it to the quarters and if they are lucky the semi’s but they never come through to win the big one.

Come On

October 31st, 2011
2:34 pm

@HPE — Bragging about Hooch’s last four wins? Those teams have won a total of 8 games all season. 8 straight is nice, but your region remains a bit soft.

Jimmy Williams

October 31st, 2011
3:13 pm

Every AAA region title is up for grabs except one. Has there ever been a season where every region title was at stake the last week of the season in a classification?

Gamer

October 31st, 2011
3:32 pm

@NSWR: I hope your are right with your prediction that NSWR will win state. The two best offensive players WR-Demons now have played for NSWR until suspended in the spring. With them I would feel like you. However, I thought the same thing about Tucker last year. The top ten in AAAA is so close it is to close to predict. Tucker seems to be very confident they will win it all. They do have the speed at every position. What I fear are teams that pass a lot like Pope. You take 7-minutes to grind it out to the end zone. A good passer hits a receiver within 2-minutes and they are in the end zone. Besides Tucker, watch
out for Ware/Statesboro.

Dan the man Thomasville Dawg fan!!!

October 31st, 2011
3:49 pm

In the last 6 years Thomasville has had the talent to compete with any program in GA!! The promblem in T’ville is flat out bad coaching. I know the Coach is a Christian man and takes pains to let fans know how blessed we are to get a win, (note to coach Marsh, GOD is not a football fan); we need Coaches again like George Bobo, and Mike Hodges who had the assistant coaches and team on point for every game, and had Veterans Stadium packed for every game. Die Hard Bulldog fans we deserve better than what we have gotten. We were once one of the most Dominant teams in this state, regardless of classifacation, is being a mediocre team now acceptable at Thomasville, I certainly pray that it isn’t!

Jefferson

October 31st, 2011
5:28 pm

NSWR will fold like a cheap chinese tent, remember last year ?

Gridiron

October 31st, 2011
5:53 pm

These are my predictions to win State Championship in each class:

AAAAA Colquitt Co.
AAAA Ware Co.
AAA Burke Co.
AA Fitzgerald
A Wilcox Co.

RealisticEPFan

October 31st, 2011
6:15 pm

@Gridiron: Gotta love the loyalty, but only predicting mid and southern teams seems a bit unrealistic. No love for Buford or Calhoun, Sandy Creek, Tucker, Brookwood, Grayson, MacEachern. Comeon……tell you what I’ll give you a mulligan, now give it some real thought and lets try again.

CinHin

October 31st, 2011
6:35 pm

BrierCreek……You know Burke will fill up their side of the stadium at Thomson…..I guarantee that the Home side will also be filled and flow into the new seats in the endzone. Some may have to stand! Last report was the Brickyard capacity was at least 6000. Here’s a link to Augusta news video on the stadium under construction.

http://www2.wjbf.com/news/2011/aug/15/thomsons-brickyard-getting-a-touch-up-f-07050-vi-99597/

Hey Sim308z…..it is spelled THOMSON.
GO DOGS!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!

BcS2010

October 31st, 2011
7:29 pm

My teams who have a chance at winning state for each class are…AAAAA= camden, stephenson, MLK, grayson, hill grove, and the sleepers are colquitt and peachtree ridge…..AAAA= NSWR, Tucker, Statesboro, East Paulding, and the sleepers are Lovejoy and Marist

Brier Creek

October 31st, 2011
7:49 pm

@CinHin Thanks looks like the improvement will be nice. New seats on the visiting side will be full. At practice today heard BC was only getting a thousand tickets, Thats all Thomson would allow them to purchase. Will the gates stop selling tickets once the stands fill? Or will allow people to come and stand by the track? It should be a great game we have the best team ive seen since 97 team. Over twenty seniors this year, Next year we will have talent but not depth.

simp308z

October 31st, 2011
7:55 pm

Ooops, sorry!!!

FridayNightLightsFan

October 31st, 2011
8:16 pm

@BcS2010 – I agree with you 10000%. There are so many teams that could win on any given night there is no real 100% pick with maybe the exception of Buford in AA.

blu eagle

October 31st, 2011
8:35 pm

Hey Jefferson restaurant you have no idea!