AAAAAA blog: Lovejoy makes a point in loss … Valdosta is reeling … Watch out for toddlers Archer, Lambert, Johns Creek

Five things we learned Friday (or Thursday) in Class AAAAAA –

- Lovejoy can hang with the elite in the big class. Lovejoy lost, of course – 14-7 to No. 8 Colquitt County. But Lovejoy travels back from South Georgia knowing that penalties and mistakes were the main difference, things that can be corrected. Lovejoy outgained Colquitt over 300 yards to 210. The better team won, but the season is early. Not that Lovejoy fans thought there was anything to prove. The Wildcats had made the Class AAAA final last season, losing to Tucker, but this was the team’s first major test in the highest classification.

- Valdosta takes a step back. The week’s biggest upset was Valdosta’s 28-24 loss to Brooks County, the third-ranked team in Class AA. It is Valdosta’s first loss to a Georgia team in a lower classification since falling to Ware County in 2004. Valdosta hasn’t lost to a Class AA team since at least 1970.

- Archer, a fourth-year-old school in Lawrenceville, is solid. The Tigers beat East Coweta 27-6. Archer made the playoffs for the first time last season and is on track to do it again in Region 8. Archer running backs Ernest Alexander (102) and Sean Fowler (122) each went over 100 yards rushing.

- Lambert, a fourth-year-old school in Suwanee (the Forsyth County side), is solid. The Longhorns made the playoffs (without advancing) the past two seasons in AAAA. Their 19-17 victory over improved Roswell has them 2-0. They beat Etowah 14-7 the week before. Good chance Lambert will be 6-0 when the ‘Horns face …

- John’s Creek, a fourth-year-old school in Alpharetta, is solid. The Gladiators (2-0) beat Milton 14-6 as QB Skye Overton had another big game (221 yards passing, 59 rushing), and JC held Milton to 71 yards rushing after Milton put up over 300 against Alpharetta. Region 6 is shaping up to be one of this classification’s deeper regions.

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WILDHAWG

September 8th, 2012
10:46 am

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WILDHAWG

September 8th, 2012
10:51 am

Lovejoy learned something about 1-AAAAAA football.This was not Mundys Mill.This type of physical game played week in and week out in this region. Propst always loads schedule with tough non region opponents and it shows at playoff time.Good tough team and good game from Lovejoy, but this typical game for Packers.

J-Bone

September 8th, 2012
11:00 am

As a former player for Colquitt County and knowing how physical the teams are in region 1-AAAAAA, how does Valdosta loose to Brooks County. Are they that good or did Valdosta go to sleep on this team. This is the biggest upset in a while in the state of Georgia from my perspective knowing the history and tradition of the Wildcat football program. Lhe late Coach Nick Hyder must be turning over in his grave this morning.

J-Bone

September 8th, 2012
11:01 am

lose not loose

MADDBALL

September 8th, 2012
11:01 am

mistakes n penalties is why lovejoy lost huh???? thats all in the game man!!!!!! mistakes n pentalties is what cost the pack 3 titles in the last 3yrs….suck it up….lovejoy is 2 talented 2 have all the mistakes n pentalties..lovejoy have talent but no discipline…..a great game though,,,sb gotta lose

sportsnut

September 8th, 2012
11:28 am

@ Todd Holcomb == “Lovejoy lost, Of course” as if it was predetermined. Enough said about that. Colquit does not need the officiating to win, which they got last night. Todd, were you there ? We did lose and that is the bottom line. This by no means affects our goal and we will be heard from down the road, I assure you. Lovejoy was just as physical as Colquit. Mistakes were at a minimum and the penalties were mostly questionable.

Gladiator 1

September 8th, 2012
12:21 pm

Johns Creek outplays all those division linemen and shuts down #25 Barber all night.

Colquitt Fan

September 8th, 2012
12:53 pm

What did the refs do exactly sportsnut? Call penalties for excessive crlebration after every tackle? They let em get by with it all night until #7 celebrated a sack like he was Demarcus ware. We Had a TD called back too and had penalties as well. The only TD theybgotnwas bc Of a pass interference call in the end zone on like a 4th and 20. Like was said, the better team won. Lovejoy is a good physical team w a bright future. Their coaching was mediocre at best last nigjt

dream175

September 8th, 2012
1:06 pm

the old moultrie coach must want his name removed from colquit history and staduim, being that cook beat you twice this decade and brooks beat them in a scrimmage in 2008. You just better hope the pack gets by the cats. It wont be easy!

Vike1999

September 8th, 2012
1:55 pm

Just watched the LJ/Colquitt game. LJ looks like MLK,Stephenson, Westlake: good athletes, little discipline, and ok coaching.

wildhawg2012

September 8th, 2012
2:17 pm

@dream175=Hope we get by the cats!!!! Really!!!! You can’t be talkin bout Valdosta. You must mean Camden Co. wildcats!! Yeah Camden will pose a big test. And the only cats who will.
Lovejoy is a beast on defense and i think their defense is a top 5 defense in 6a!! I don’t say things against 1aaaaaa much but their defense might be better than any other defense in our region!! They are the most aggressive defense we will see this year, i’m just saying!!

Highschoolfootballfan

September 8th, 2012
4:37 pm

Folks,
Took in the Lovejoy/Colquitt game. Lovejoy gave Colquitt all they wanted and then some. Lovejoy lived on the Colquitt side of the field in the first half. You can’t win any game leaving points on the field. Very talented team, don’t think the coaching was the greated. That QB for Lovejoy was not comfortable all night. You have one of the best backs on the field and you try to sneak with the QB ? Must be disciplined though. Colquitt this is the 3rd game that I have in person. You guy’s are not as talented as in the past 2-3 years, not as deep as previous years. As far as penalties and stuff being a part of the game, if you guy’s are counting on this phase of the game, then you have serious issues. That Mobley kid gives you guy’s the better chance to win, Seagraves is either injured or that first game was no fluke. Lovejoy had more offense than you guy’s which means your defense gave up some yards. Bend but don’t break. Don’t think that this will work on a more disciplined team. So I will go with Lovejoy gave you guy’s one last night. Not a Lovejoy or Colquitt fan, but it is easier for someone with no dog in the fight to see what die hard fans don’t see. Lovejoy was hitting just as hard as Colquitt. I know it is early still, but Colquitt has a way to go. Must develope intermediate passing, seemed to live and die on the big play. Region play begins soon, can’t wait to see who is for real and who is all talk with no substance. It was a good game though, until the middle of the 3rd and 4th quarters when Lovejoy self destructed. Looked like PTR against Camden in the dome. Can’t give a good team 2nd,3rd and 4th chances.

MADDBALL

September 8th, 2012
4:41 pm

WILDHAWG2012 YES I AGREE LJ IS BIG N TALENTED…I FEEL NO OTHER TEAM IN R1 COULD OF HELD THEM TO 7PTS…PPL GONNA TALK SMACK WHEN THEIR TEAM ISNT PLAYING THEM..I FEEL THE PACK IS DOING PRETTY GOOD CONSIDERING OUR 1ST 5 TEAMS ARE AGAINST RANKED OPPONENTS…NEXT FRI #3 CARVER,,,FOLLOWING WEEK #5 LOWNDES..SO I DONT KNOW WHY SO MANY PPL.. TALK NEGATIVE ABOUT THE PACK N COACH PROSPT..OUR TEAM IS ABOUT 80% HEALTHY,,,WHEN WE GET TO 100%…LOOK OUT…WE LOSE OUR 1ST GAME,,,THEN EB SAYS WE’RE OVERRATED…..BUT SEE HOW FAR WE GO IN THE PLAYOFF BUDDY….I RATHER LOSE 4 GOOD REGULAR SEASON GAMES 2 QUALITY OPPONENTS,,,THAN 2 PLAY A CUPCAKE SCHEDULE,,,GO UNDEFEATED,,THEN LOSE IN THE 1ST ROUND OF THE PLAYOFF

Colquitt Fan

September 8th, 2012
5:31 pm

You can’t be a Colquitt fan on this board. It’s obvious the whole dang state hates us lol. I love it. All that means is jealousy. We’re either not talented, our coach cheats, we bring in players, it’s all horse shat. What game were y’all watching last night? Yards? Who cares. We ran down their throat and scored when we needed. Lovejoy acted like a bunch of idiots out there, fans, coaches, and players. #40 for them would flex like he was in a body building contest just for making a tackle and the coaches let them. Fans cheered when players got hurt. The best team won, quit crying like some site losers and move on.

MADDBALL

September 8th, 2012
7:24 pm

lovejoy is no more than another mlk stephenson team,,,loaded with talent,,but lose early in the playoffs

wildhawg2012

September 8th, 2012
8:22 pm

@highschoollfootballfan=I respect everything u said and Lovejoy is very talented and missed on some plays and this team is not as fast as the 2010 team but we will have more weapons on this team come region time and playoff time.This will also be the strongest and deepest defense out of the last 2 yrs. We are a bend but don’t break defense but i will take the for now while we grow but in these early test we are going thru they will be ready come region and beyond.Playing North Gwinnett and Lovejoy will really help our young players develope quickly cause they r very strong teams

Highschoolfootballfan

September 8th, 2012
8:47 pm

Colquittt fan no one hates Colquitt. This is a blog site and everyone has their opinion on every team. This stuff is not that serious. For those who were there, we were all watching the same game. Colquitt had their moments with some runs. Don’t think that they were running down the throats of Lovejoy. A 30 yard unsportslike conduct penalty and the secondary leaving the tightend open inthe end zone resulted in the first score. To begin the 2nd half, Colquitt had a good drive. Other than that, there were a lot of 3 and outs. As far as as Maddball, Lovejoy won state last year in AAAA, they are as talented as many in AAAAAA. That 7 Colquitt “held” them too was the result of 3 missed field goals in the 1st half by Lovejoy. Colquitt won yes, that is the goal. As far as being 80% healthy, with the schedule that you guy’s are playing, you may never be healthy. From what I saw your best offensive players were on the field. Seagraves, Mobley, Hill,Ward, Jackson,Gray, and Register. Colquitt does not look as deep, they look younger than previous years, which is why, the O lineman are also on the D line this year. Unlike previous years. So the depth is not there. Colquitt as other teams will be better by the end of the year. Colquitt is 1-1 against AAAAAA schools, Lovejoy was 4A champs last year, moved up 2. Thomas County Central first year in 5A(35-33). Carver-Columbus is a AAA school. Just saying, ranked or not. Lowndes is the beginning of region play. There were before Valdosta lost 4 ranked schools in region 1. Maddball, the better team did win. I will say this, if Colquitt does not get some sort of consistency on the offensive side of the ball, it could be a long season.

Colquitt Fan

September 9th, 2012
12:01 am

I said ran it when we needed to. And Lovejoy didn’t win state last year

Nfulton fan

September 9th, 2012
12:11 am

Johns Creek much smaller line of scrimmage dominated all of the D1 commits on Milton’s oline. Milton’s offense definitely does not fit their personal – 3 or 4 d1 players on oline and d1 running backs and they are running a slow developing spread. ????

eaglenationrising

September 9th, 2012
12:31 am

Why is it considered an upset when Brooks County kicks around another one of these overhyped South Georgia Region 1 programs? This is not the first time. Look at what Brooks County did to Colquitt County. This should not be viewed as an upset. I expect Brooks County, like Northside (Warner Robins) to simply outclass these programs in South Georgia’s Region 1-AAAAAA.

bksmith14

September 9th, 2012
12:38 am

OK…………I am her to shut all this nonsense up…let the football doctor here tell you what happened in the lovejoy colquitt game………

Lovejoy did live on colquitts side the field throughout the night..especially in the firts half…………Lovejoys coaching and play calling was very “questionable” and i feel played a large part in them losing this game.

i was impressed with colquitts defense……..and on a scale of 1-10 i give the d an 8 for colquitt in this game ……..and in the end they won the game and thats what matters……

Is lovejoy good enough to beat colquitt………..YES……..should they have won…….Thats a good ?

Rush propst as i said………threw a temper tantrum…….he felt his stomach cramps coming on and decided to throw a tantrum on the refs…..this is what lowndes will be facing in a few weeks………

colquitt county is not the same team they were last year but they are stilla darn good hardnose football team…….and they are hard to beat at the nasty hogpen where the refs suck pig balls and rush throws his monthly tantrums……

End result for colquitt this year………..they will exit in the 2nd or 3rd rd of the playoffs….remember i said it

bksmith14

September 9th, 2012
12:41 am

eaglenationrising …..you are on the wrong blog………nobody give a rats a** about your team on this blog…….yall will lose again in the playoffs……..yall lost to a 4 aaaa team last year…go chew on that mr “we dominate region 5aaaaa…now 6aaaaaa…lowndes ended your run when you entered the region and then camden embarrassed you in the dome in o9,…i dont want to hear it

Titletown USA

September 9th, 2012
6:26 am

Brooks Co is just that good, and it is was not the best showing for Valdosta, just a perfect storm. I like the way the Colquitt fans are beginning to overlook them and only worry about Camden and Lowndes….same thing happened last year and the Cats brought the R1 title home.

Nobody knows how this thing will play out…that is why they play the game.

Bill Cosby

September 9th, 2012
7:00 am

Carver will beat Cold-quit co this week.

MADDBALL

September 9th, 2012
9:00 am

@titrletown usa…why do you say that the pack are overlooking the cats??/ havent seen no post where we just concentrating on lowndes n camenden….most post from cc fan speak on the game just played,,or the following game..eb know its always a showdown when pack meet valdosta regardless what the pack or cats records are…..here we go again with ppl. trying 2 stir up controversey with our team just 2 have st 2 talk about…games are won on the field not on the blogs…you say we’re overlooking the cats???? hell we’re not overlooking nb in our region,,,bc r1 is just that good…no pack fan said anything about you losing 2 brooks co. which is an outstanding team…cc fans support teams in our region until we play that actual team..wh=ish all the r1 teams well in the weeks 2 come………………………@bill cosby we will see fri night if carver will beat us…you barely beat shaw 18-13 basially a nobody n now you think you gon come 2 the hog pen & leave with a victory….lol you are nowhere near as talented as tcc or lovejoy was but your team is #3 in your classification…you wont be after fri good luck,,,n hope your team have a safe trip 2 moultrie

MADDBALL

September 9th, 2012
9:03 am

@enr….you dumb*** brooks co didnt colquitt they played valdosta stupid…get your facts straight b4 you run your mouth

Reeze

September 9th, 2012
9:50 am

bksmith14………You talk smack about the Eagles as if Northside didn’t go 12-2 in the “SEC of High school football” the 2 years we we’re there. I recall a few great games myself…..And News flash , Theres a reason why the Vikes have not made it past the 3rd round since 07..1st Greg Reid graduated and The offense is tired, tired ,tired … Any good team can read like a newspaper( lately 2nd or 3rd round) , heck even the folks in the stands knows what’s coming….Camden owns you…..Grayson’s O-line pushes your defense around like pin ballsand bottles up your offense and now Colquit is next in line behind Mceachern and Collins Hill of all squads…..You think you are so in tune with this football thing ,you’re only comic relief kid.

Colquitt Fan

September 9th, 2012
10:39 am

Not saying NSWR isn’t a good team, they really are. But they were in region 1 at the right time w several schools being down. And now we’ve added Camden. Def not the same region

Doc1

September 9th, 2012
11:21 am

MADDBALL

MLK does not always lose in the early round of the playoffs. In the schools short history, they have made it to the semi-finals of the state championship in a different classification.

Gamer

September 9th, 2012
11:51 am

BLK14, Is very vocal during the season as long as his team is winning. I am sure all remember last year when he was called out by Gwinnet Cty bloggers when Lowndes lost. He was not heard of for weeks.

bksmith14

September 9th, 2012
12:55 pm

Reeze…….you also need to get off of this blog…….i would still be mad at the world also if i got owndesin the dome in 2009 like you guys did.,…….the region we are in is much better now than it was back when yall were in it…coffee has improved and colquitt has def improved..and although valdosta lost fri night they have had great seasons the last 2 years……and i expect them to rebound after losing fri.

camden does not own lowndes…..nor do we own them…….noth have had equal success……..ours more impressive to most bc of the region camedn has played in for so long until now

bksmith14

September 9th, 2012
12:58 pm

for lovejoy to outgain colquitt by almost 100 yds and still lose,……that tells you something about lovejoys playcalling ……yes colquitts defense stepped up a lot but even so lovejoy had no excuse not to have more points on the board…..i know the refs sucked …they usually always do over there..but to hold the pack to 200 yards and you have 300 and only score 7….cmon man

squirrell

September 9th, 2012
3:29 pm

What about when the Pack gained 600plus yards to Brookwoods 300plus yards in the AAAAA Title Game in the Dome 2010. Was it play calling that beat the Pack? Just curious?

I know we had a weaker defense, but in the world do you loose a game like that?

Colquitt Fan

September 9th, 2012
4:46 pm

Lovejoy was out coached, plain and simple. And if they didn’t celebrate every tackle like they were in the super bowl they wouldn’t have had those penalties. How those coaches let them do that the whole is beyond me. Packers moved the ball when they needed to and didn’t commit stupid penalties. That was the difference

Camden74

September 9th, 2012
5:30 pm

Colquitt Fan……I agree, lack of discipline really put Lovejoy in a bad position and Colquitt took advantage…… :-)

battleaxekid

September 9th, 2012
7:07 pm

What was the point that LJ made????? all the points on the loss I’ve read or heard, sounds like (excuses), and we too have um….. just sayin.

sure they have done well to jump from 4a to 6a and keep it close I would say they did alright, but I don’t get what points you make in a loss, fumbles, penalties, etc. is part of the game…

Colquitt Supporter

September 9th, 2012
7:41 pm

@ MADDBALL – I think EnemaNationRising was referring to a scrimmage we had with Brooks Co. several years ago.

MADDBALL

September 9th, 2012
7:49 pm

lj is in 2aaaaaa from looking at the teams in that region they should win their region every year…i feel that the region they was in was more competitive than the region their in now…if lj is that good as advertised why not put them in a region where competition is,,but then again south metro teams in 6aaaaaa isnt like north ,,& n.east metro teams in 6aaaaaa…r2&3 is south metro both records combined is 10wins 18 losses…lets be 4 real here

BullDawg Rick

September 9th, 2012
7:57 pm

So much smack talk from 1-AAAAAA… The state championship runs thru Gwinnett County!!

Go ahead & talk, play & whine among yourselves…

And for all those that b!tch about “Rankings”… Get a life, There;s a beautiful thing here.. It’s called the PLAYOFFS. (Mora: “Playoffs”)… Rankings mean NOTHING as the true champions come thru all this….

MADDBALL

September 9th, 2012
8:02 pm

@bulldawg rick….the smack talk down here is simply how passionate they are about fb down here,,,yeah sometimes they go overboard with it,,,but thats s.ga fb

BullDawg Rick

September 9th, 2012
8:08 pm

MADD – My real point is, there’s like 32 teams that will make the playoffs (I believe that’s still correct with the new alignments)… There’s only 10 teams that can be ranked in every class. So many folks get their panties in a wad about rankings..

Love the passion, but it also seems like stupidity… Make the playoffs & roll the dice… Could be a 4 seed (like a PTR in ‘06) winning (co) state & not near being ranked….

fan

September 9th, 2012
8:45 pm

lovejoy would not have 7 points if it wasnt for the pass interference call on 4th and 23 that the quarterback threw out of the side of the end zone.

bksmith14

September 9th, 2012
10:20 pm

BullDawg Rick…….grayson is the only team in “GWINNETT” that has a shot to win a title and after this year get ready for a long run of state championships coming out of region 1 6aaaaaa…….

BullDawg Rick

September 9th, 2012
10:47 pm

6 of the last 12 in the states highest class have came from Gwinnett & that does not include Buford or Weslean in AA or A….

& Grayson will take any & all shots & prevail….. Again!

Colquitt Fan

September 9th, 2012
11:05 pm

Colquit alone is 1-1 against Grayson the las few years and could easily be 2-0 of not for a miracle lucky fumble call. So don’t act like their kings of Georgia. They won it last year but got lucky. They are very impressive so far this year. I still think Camden is tops in the state

bksmith14

September 9th, 2012
11:48 pm

colquitt fan….i just watched that grayson game the other day…the game where you guys lost last year to them …..you are right…they got very lucky….its ok though….their time is coming….if yall do run into them again this year…i will pull for yall in that game…..

until grayson gets knocked off they are #1…..it should be that way for anyone else in the same position…not going to take that away frmo them…i am not that bias

i think camden is good and is a top 5 team in the state…..

colquitt is good enough to be in top 5 as well…….although i dont think colquitts offense is as explosive as last years….their defense seems to still be solid though

Lowndes is solid…..but we got room to improve

valdosta will rebound….defense is young

coffee has improved but will miss playoffs

tift ..hard to read this team from a week 1 blunder to a week 2 blowout 52-7 over houston

brunswick…region doormat

Region 1AAAAAA

September 10th, 2012
6:10 am

The Valdosta loss to Brooks had nothing to do with a young CAT defense. The coaching let Valdosta down this game. Did they even practice this week? Did they game plan for Brooks? I will take nothing away from Brooks, they have a talented team. However, when you play as bad as Valdosta did and have the ball 1st and goal on the 8yd line with 1:52 on the clock-2TO, and you call 4 pass plays?

highschoolhigh

September 10th, 2012
7:11 am

BullDawg Rick, yeah but it took 4 schools to accomplish that. Region 8 has 5 Titles with 1 school having 3 and region 7 has a shared title. Region 1 has 6 with 2 schools having 3 each. So what is your point?

MADDBALL

September 10th, 2012
7:36 am

any fb team can have a bad night n lose…whether it be penalties,,turnovers,lack of discipline,,it all comes with the game…if you play bad ,,,the result will be bad…rankings never meant nothing 2 the pack n isnt a concern 2 uslike it is 2 most ppl.our concern is getting better as a team n we will..alternating qb’s is why our offense isnt explosive as it usually be..mobley is just as good as seagraves…seagraves is just bigger

Packer Hawg

September 10th, 2012
9:08 am

@BK . What’s the word in Titletown today?. How did it really happen to the cats? I may not always agree with you but do enjoy the posts. I think we will agree on this: The only team to slay the Grayson juggernaut this year will be a R1 team.