AAAAAA blog: Let’s talk Brookwood-Parkview, Camden-Valdosta, Norcross-Mill Creek, Skye Overton, Tyler Queen

Five things to watch this week in Class AAAAAA –

Brookwood-Parkview, the rivalry is back! – A decade ago, this was Georgia’s hottest rivalry. The two played for a state title, and Parkview won, making it 45 straight wins and three consecutive state titles. But Parkview has not won a region title since 2004 and has gone 1-6 against Brookwood since then. Parkview’s upset of previous No. 1-ranked Grayson changed things. A victory over Brookwood would put Parkview in the driver’s seat in 8-AAAAAA at 3-0 in region play, with all of the victories coming against playoff teams from last season.

Region 1 skirmishes begin – There three Region 1 games on the docket, each with special intrigue. Camden County goes to Valdosta. Camden has won 86 straight games that count in region standings, but this is Camden’s first game in R1 – the toughest in the state – after years in embarrassingly weak Region 3-AAAAA. Lowndes plays at Colquitt County in a game between Top 10 teams. Tift County plays at Coffee in a near ‘must-win’ game to decide which team below the ‘big four’ has the best shot at the playoffs.

Who’s in first in Region 7? – Norcross (4-0, 2-0) plays at Mill Creek (3-1, 2-0) in a game that will decide first place in Region 7, although Collins Hill (2-1, 1-0) also is undefeated. College scouts might be interested, too. Perhaps metro Atlanta’s top two uncommitted prospects are Norcross RB Alvin Kamara (427 yards rushing) and Mill Creek DT Kelsey Griffin. Norcross, ranked No. 3 and with a victory over 2011 region champion North Gwinnett, is the favorite.

Johns Creek can take another stop – Perhaps the best team in AAAAAA that nobody talks about is Johns Creek, a fourth-year school in north Fulton that is 4-0, 1-0 in Region 6. JC faces Chattahoochee (3-1, 1-0) and can take another step toward a Top 10 ranking with a victory. QB Skye Overton has had a terrific start. His four game totals are 38-of-65 passing, 574 yards, three touchdowns; 390 yards rushing, 10 touchdowns, 58 carries.

North Cobb can take another stop – Harrison (3-1, 2-0) has a sporty record in Region 4, but if North Cobb (3-0, 1-0) is a real state contender, this should not be a close game. North Cobb has not had a winning season since 2007, but a 49-17 over Walton has thrust the Warriors into the Top 10. QB Tyler Queen has thrown for 664 yards (221 per game), and WR Borishade has a Cobb-best 393 yards receiving and has scored six touchdowns, two on kick returns.

73 comments Add your comment

Camden74

September 27th, 2012
11:06 am

Camden and Valdosta……Speed on speed! Camden County wins…….Just think about how other teams felt losing to a school from that embarrassingly weak Region 3 5A, those 3 State Titles in 2003, 2008 and 2009 must’ve made Georgia Football look pretty bad huh? :-D

north fulton truthsayer

September 27th, 2012
12:28 pm

Hooch/JCreek is going to be a brawl – maybe literally

The Cross

September 27th, 2012
12:38 pm

Norcross has never lost to Mill Creek and I expect that trend to continue in a hard fought contest. Norcross is playing very well on both sides of the ball and I look for Norcross to win by two scores. Look for a good, well coached Norcross O-line to neutralize Griffin. Kamara and Autry score twice each.

Tipp Smooth

September 27th, 2012
12:38 pm

I concur, Camden74…

Hereswhatittakes

September 27th, 2012
1:14 pm

I always worry when Camden plays tough competition because sometimes when they play the lesser teams they do not look very good. On the other hand after watching five or six years of Camden football I also have learned that Coach Heron always has his team prepared for the competition and they never enter a game thinking they are guaranteed a win. The same will hold true Friday night in Valdosta. Camden may not win but they will be prepared and will not be defeated because of over confidence. I do think Camden will win and it will be one of two ways…..A blowout or a very close game. I’m looking for the blow out with fingers crossed.

GwinnettDad

September 27th, 2012
3:10 pm

Pulling for the Broncos over the Panthers. Believe it will be a close game. Broncos will have to pass to win, and take care of the ball, which is how Parkview defeated Grayson. Broncos have the experienced QB and folks that can catch it. Question will be if Broncos can stop the Parkview running game. Broncos better not be asleep. Parkview was up 14-0 against Archer after 5 minutes and barely hung on. Teams are mirror images of each other. Coaches are good friends.

Titletown USA

September 27th, 2012
4:31 pm

Relax Camden fans, you are not facing your father’s Valdosta Wildcats….the QB play is anemic at best and OL/DL is severely undersized…..I think the Cats make it interesting for a quarter and half, but right around halftime Camden will pull away and most likely win by 2 TDs or more.

I absolutely love having Camden in R1, I just hate it happened in a year when both Lowndes and Valdosta are not fielding very strong teams….safe travels to all.

GwinnettDad

September 27th, 2012
5:14 pm

@Titletown – know the feeling. When Parkview was winning those 46 in a row, they had the likes of Stinchcomb and Francoeur. Stinchcomb has been an offensive tackle for the Saints for years. Francoeur went to baseball with 2 State Baseball Championships there as well. Stinchcomb was just one of three 6 ft. 4, 280 lb. linemen that all went ACC or SEC around 2002. Parkview & Brookwood don’t have that kind of size around these days.

Camden74

September 27th, 2012
6:47 pm

How many 167 lb offensive guards does Valdosta have starting? :-D

Hereswhatittakes

September 27th, 2012
7:10 pm

At Camden74 he may be 167 pounds but its the meanest toughest 167 pounds anyone will ever come across.

Squirrell

September 27th, 2012
7:17 pm

Just a Packer Fan’s Opinion!

The V-Cats will rise-up in Death Valley and punch Camden in the face!

Valdosta wins 21-14!

Best Team doesn’t always win!

That why they play the game!

camdenfan2013

September 27th, 2012
9:27 pm

And the excuses begin. “We are having a down year, We are rebuilding.” I remember Valdosta fans telling me that they just reloaded. I hope you guys get there early,so we can have some friendly discussion.

5-Time

September 27th, 2012
10:07 pm

Not to worry….Every year is going to be different talent wise. So Camden better get it now while the gettin is good!! There going to be down again while others will rise and vise-versa!! Talent wise, this is Camden’s year….

sportsnut

September 27th, 2012
10:32 pm

You guys are kidding, right? 167 lbs. offensive guard in 6A ball ?

battleaxekid

September 27th, 2012
10:44 pm

@ Camden74

How do ya’ll think ya;ll will do tomorrow night?? I know your answer just want to hear it in your own words….
Valdosta hasn’t a chance right?? Is jjg still a little hobbled? I am kind of glad that we get ya;ll later in the season…

Camden74

September 27th, 2012
10:47 pm

sportsnut…….No, not kidding! He’s held his own so far, don’t see anything changing! :-D

Camden74

September 27th, 2012
10:53 pm

Region 1, what makes y’all think Camden’s not DOWN this year? Keep in mind, Camden graduated 36 seniors from last season’s team. This is my major concern, lack of experience on defense! Everybody’s talking about what they have coming up from JV and 8th grade, do y’all think Camden doesn’t have a feeder system? :-D

Camden74

September 27th, 2012
10:56 pm

battleaxekid……..I believe Camden will win, no doubt! Don’t know if it will be close or a blowout, but Camden will definitely walk away with the victory! Go Camden County Wildcats! :-D

Colquitt County Fans

September 27th, 2012
11:03 pm

Welcome Camden County To 1AAAAAA; No matter who wins you will
Represent our region with pride and we support all teams in our region
To take it to the NORTH and show them who control Georgia High School
Football! Again Welcome Camden County!!!!!

Camden74

September 27th, 2012
11:20 pm

Thanks, Colquitt County Fans! I’m sure Camden’s very happy with being in Region 1 and will represent the region well. :-D

GwinnettDad

September 27th, 2012
11:34 pm

Glad to see Camden playing real games in a region. With Brice Ramsey at QB, they’re bound to be favorites come playoff time even if they lose a game here or there.

57Cat

September 27th, 2012
11:53 pm

We welcome Camden Co. to Valdosta tomorrow night. I understand you guys sold out your side of the field. Hope you all have a safe trip. I won’t make any braggadocio statements. Our kids have practiced hard and look forward to the challenge. I do feel when it’s all said and done, at least one Region 1-AAAAAA team will be in the Dome for the last game of the year. GO CATS, uh, WILDCATS, uh, VHS WILDCATS!
(I posted this on Chip’s blog, but wanted all you Camden Cats to see it.)

Camden74

September 28th, 2012
12:02 am

Thanks 57Cat! I’ll be there in SPIRIT! Go Camden County Wildcats! :-D

battleaxekid

September 28th, 2012
12:06 am

@57Cat

Forgot about My Vikings, but that’s alright, I just hope everybody else does too… We are overrated as always, no good, our backs the few that we do have are slow, and well it’s like ya’ll have heard, (the next year thing)…. probably may win a couple of region games, ain’t lookin good….we all all hurt up, hadn’t got any (mo) ….Maybe we will luck, or limp in to 4th seed….

battleaxekid

September 28th, 2012
12:07 am

Oh I forgot and we are scared to death of almost the entire region… just wanted to add that in their….

57Cat

September 28th, 2012
12:12 am

Battleaxekid, you’re funny. The Viking buds that I have (yes, I have a couple) think this may not be your year. I honestly don’t care who wins Region if my Cats don’t. I just want one of our Region 1 teams to get back to the Dome and bring the Title back to South GA.

battleaxekid

September 28th, 2012
12:24 am

@ 57Cat

Okay just havin a little fun I am with you about 1 thing and I believe you are right r1 will be in the dome at the end of the season, It may be us it may be you all may be Camden, but I am 1st of all pullin for my vikes, and then 2nd.. and if it ain’t us then a r1 team will be the champs, good luck tomorrow night to all of r1, and all that are traveling, stay safe… be talkin to you all later tonight…

mistermak

September 28th, 2012
6:12 am

first time I ever bought tickets to a regular season high school football game that had assigned seating. Finally get to see a competitive region football game for Camden. So glad to be out of that stinkin R3. This is the first region game I have been to in several years…and it is on the road so you know I am hungry for some real football. Where is a good place to eat in Valdosta?

GwinnettDad

September 28th, 2012
6:22 am

Region 1-AAAAAA was mainly idle last week, and the bloggers from there mainly skipped last week too. Must say this blog was practically idle too, so, without question, one can assert that Region 1-AAAAAA has the most spirited bloggers here too.

jimb

September 28th, 2012
7:23 am

millcreek big suprise after graduation and lost running back, probably the best young qb around. norcross has great tallent but this will be a contest. millcreek is better than last years team. norcross was my pick to win the region but they have a history to disapear for no reason.

WTG49

September 28th, 2012
7:40 am

John’s Creek isn’t being talked about in Region 6 b/c they haven’t played anyone to deserve to be in Top 10…playing Chattahoochee will be a challenge for them…look how they barely got by Milton.

north fulton parent

September 28th, 2012
8:02 am

Unfortunately for CHS, they have not played any decent teams this season so far…. except at the dome, and we know how that turned out.

Coffee Trojan#44

September 28th, 2012
8:35 am

I think Coffee beats Tift 28-14 tonight, but I’m a little concerned about the rest of the season, Coffee has no speed, an inexperience QB, and the O-line can’t block a middle school team. Don’t get me wrong, I want Coffee to win state this year, I just know that it’s not going to happen, but give it a year or to and Coffee will be right there with, Camden, Lowndes, Colquitt, ect. Go Trojans!

packerfan94

September 28th, 2012
9:19 am

@Coffee Trojan#44…agreed. For what it is worth I am very nervous about the Pack’s matchup with the Trojans. Anytime you mix that kind of size, strength, and speed with a good coach…let’s just say everyone else is gunna have a bad time. I can’t see Coffee not being a top ten team next year.

Oldschool Hawg

September 28th, 2012
9:36 am

Good Luck to all you guys traveling in the South…we’ll be looking forward to welcoming the Vikings back to the pen. Camden fans stay safe, and put it on Valdosta. I predict Camden by at least 3 scores. Colquitt by 2 scores. Tift and Coffee will be close, I think Coffee might squeak out of it. Regardless, it’s time for the real season to start!!!! Go Pack!

Chris Hutchinson (2000 CHS Wildcats Alumni)

September 28th, 2012
9:41 am

I’m excited to that the Mighty Wildcats of Camden are in Region 1. Now, you North GA folks could be quiet about them being in the notorious weak Region 3. : ) Hopefully, Camden will dismantle Valdosta tonight (they should). Safe travels for all around the state.

Camden74

September 28th, 2012
9:47 am

Coffee Trojan#44………If Coffee has NO speed, in R1 6A, it’s gonna be a long season! Good luck! Except against Camden……. :-D

Coffee Trojan#44

September 28th, 2012
9:53 am

@Camden74, Coffee had a good RB untill last week, now I’m hearing that he might be out for the season with a torn ACL.

Camden74

September 28th, 2012
10:04 am

Coffee Trojan#44……..I’m sure you guys have someone who can step up and least partially fill the starters shoes, right? :-)

Coffee Trojan#44

September 28th, 2012
10:19 am

@Camden74, Umm, we have a good FB, but he’s not going to out run anyone, he’s good at running the ball up the middle for 3-4 yards per carry thow, and there are a few others that are ok.

57Cat

September 28th, 2012
10:24 am

@mistermak – In the mall area there are some nice places to eat – Olive Garden, Longhorn, Outback, Red Lobster, Texas Roadhouse. There is a plethora of fast food places and lots of middle of the road places like Chili’s, Cheddars, Buffalo Wild Wings, and a number of Mexican (my favorite being Rodeo on Ashley Street near the hospital). Have a safe trip. I think you’ll like everything about our stadium except the parking.

topper

September 28th, 2012
10:25 am

Holy crap it is finally here week one of the region schedule. I sure wish I could make it tonight but work calls, so Camden fans going to the game hold it down for me and makes some noise! Go Get em Camcats! Good luck and safe travels to everyone tonight.

tiftblue

September 28th, 2012
10:47 am

I can’t wait for the Game against Coffee should be a good one!! We got a pretty good RB in #43 Rashad Daniels, our QB #10 can be a lil slippery, and got a pretty good TE in #85… Our D looks pretty good at times so we’ll see… :-D

Coffee Trojan#44

September 28th, 2012
10:54 am

@tiftblue, It should be a close game, the real season starts tonight. I’m hearing that it might be a sell out, make sure you get there early. Go Trojans!

Colquitt97

September 28th, 2012
11:16 am

Attn Lowndes and Colquitt fans:
Just letting you know that if you can not make the game tonight, it will be streaming live on gahighschoolsports.net
http://gahighschoolsports.net/viewtopic.php?f=46&t=188

Camden74

September 28th, 2012
11:38 am

Colquitt97………Is that a video stream or audio only? Go Camden County Wildcats! :-D

tigonian02

September 28th, 2012
11:41 am

Let’s Go Valdosta! Beat Camden!

CoffeeC100

September 28th, 2012
11:45 am

Coffee Trojan#44 is a “Count on the worse possible thing and then maybe I will not be disappointed” kind of guy. I’ll speak from reality on Coffee. Coffee is big and fast on the O line. They had trouble adapting to Burke County stunts and #44 counts them out for the year. Coffee’s young QB is good on his feet, has a very good arm and probably most importantly is very deceptive in his ball handeling. Coffee has good size, strength and speed on D. As far as a possible injury at RB. The Trojans pack a stable of good backs. Usually haveing 3-4 backs per game with 60-70 YPG each. The Trojans do not give up. They are dangerous until the last click. They scored 3 TD’s in under two minutes at the end of the 2nd quarter last week.

Yes. It’s going to be a couple of years before the feeder program has an effect and the team is comfortable with the Wing-T. But Coffee can play some ball this year. A spot in the playoffs would not surprise me. I look forward to all of the region 1 games. Region 1 is going to be a blast to watch unfold each and every year. Safe travels to everyone. Dang I’m excited about tonights game!

GO TROJANS!!

tiftblue

September 28th, 2012
12:04 pm

@ CoffeeC100 I know Coffee is better than Trojan#44 is saying I’ve been keeping up with them… lol… Should be a good game tonight! Too bad I’ll be listening from the House :-( Would love to go, but you know how it is sometimes…

ALL TUCKERRED UP

September 28th, 2012
12:11 pm

@WTG49 MILTON MADE AN UPGRADE. MAY NOT BE TOP TIER YET,BUT THEY ARE ALOT BETTER!!!