Predictions: Camden to make successful debut in 1-AAAAAA

Region 1-AAAAAA teams have waited for years for a regular shot at Camden County, which dominated over the past decade in a weak Savannah-area region. Now they get their chance as Camden has moved to Region 1. Valdosta gets the first opportunity, at home on Friday. But be careful what you wish for. Look for Camden to have a successful debut in the region, and expect Lowndes to beat Colquitt County in the region’s other big game. And I’m going with Parkview in the Battle of Five Forks Trickum.

Congratulations go out to Ted Johnson of Broxton, who was last week’s winner in the High School Football Pickoff contest. Broxton was one of three contestants to correctly pick the winner in 14 of 15 games and won the tiebreaker for the closest guess of the score in the Cartersville-North Murray game. Click here to sign up and participate in this week’s contest.

THE WEEKEND PREDICTIONS

Last week: 144-26 (.847); Overall: 584-162 (.783)

THURSDAY

Winner##Loser

Burke Co.##Cross Creek

Clarke Central##Apalachee

Dutchtown##Spalding

Hughes##Newton

FRIDAY

Alcovy##Luella

Allatoona##South Paulding

Alpharetta##South Forsyth

Appling Co.##Savannah

Aquinas##Twiggs Co.

Archer##Dacula

Athens Academy##Lakeview Academy

Baldwin##Perry

Beach##Brantley Co.

Benedictine##Atkinson Co.

Bleckley Co.##Putnam Co.

Bowdon##Monticello

Bremen##Jordan

Brooks Co.##Early Co.

Bryan Co.##Long Co.

Buford##Banks Co.

Cairo##Westover

Calhoun##Coosa

Callaway##Jackson-Atlanta

Camden Co.##Valdosta

Carrollton##Columbus

Cartersville##Coahulla Creek

Carver-Columbus##Pike Co.

Cedar Shoals##Loganville

Cedartown##Southeast Whitfield

Central-Carroll##B.E.S.T. Academy

Central Gwinnett##South Gwinnett

Chattooga##Murray Co.

Christian Heritage##Mt. Zion-Carroll

Claxton##Wheeler Co.

Clinch Co.##Telfair Co.

Coffee##Tift Co.

Collins Hill##Mountain View

Cook##Thomasville

Creekside##Mt. Zion-Jonesboro

Creekview##Osborne

Crisp Co.##Dougherty

Cross Keys##North Cobb Christian

Dalton##Cass

Darlington##Trion

Dooly Co.##Brookstone

Douglas Co.##Harris Co.

Drew##Starr’s Mill

Dublin##Westside-Augusta

Duluth##Meadowcreek

East Laurens##Josey

East Paulding##Villa Rica

Eastside##Madison Co.

Effingham Co.##Bradwell Institute

Elbert Co.##East Jackson

Emanuel Co. Institute##Portal

Etowah##Roswell

Fitzgerald##Pelham

Flowery Branch##Salem

Gainesville##Heritage-Conyers

George Walton Academy##Commerce

Gilmer##LaFayette

Glynn Academy##Richmond Hill

Gordon Lee##Whitefield Academy

Grayson##Shiloh

Greenville##Marion Co.

Griffin##Stockbridge

Hapeville Charter##Clarkston

Haralson Co.##Douglass

Hart Co.##Franklin Co.

Hawkinsville##Schley Co.

Heard Co.##Kendrick

Henry Co.##Central-Macon

Hillgrove##Campbell

Houston Co.##Grovetown

Jackson##Southwest-Macon

Jefferson##Greene Co.

Jenkins##Groves

Jenkins Co.##Montgomery Co.

Johns Creek##Chattahoochee

Jones Co.##Greenbrier

Jonesboro##Woodland-Stockbridge

Kell##North Springs

LaGrange##Shaw

Lakeview-Fort Oglethorpe##Gordon Central

Lamar Co.##Taylor Co.

Lambert##North Forsyth

Landmark Christian##Mount Vernon Presbyterian

Lassiter##Woodstock

Lee Co.##Dodge Co.

Liberty Co.##Hephzibah

Lincoln Co.##First Presbyterian

Lithia Springs##Paulding Co.

Lovejoy##Druid Hills

Lowndes##Colquitt Co.

Lumpkin Co.##Walnut Grove

M.L. King##Arabia Mountain

Macon Co.##Crawford Co.

Marietta##Pebblebrook

Mary Persons##Howard

Mays##North Atlanta

McEachern##Kennesaw Mountain

McIntosh##Mundy’s Mill

McIntosh Co. Academy##Bacon Co.

Miller Co.##Mitchell Co.

Miller Grove##Dunwoody

Milton##Wheeler

Model##Armuchee

Monroe Area##Lanier

Morgan Co.##Oconee Co.

Mount Pisgah Christian##SW Atlanta Christian

Newnan##Hardaway

Norcross##Mill Creek

North Clayton##Locust Grove

North Cobb##Harrison

North Hall##Dawson Co.

North Murray##Sonoraville

North Oconee##Jackson Co.

North Paulding##Woodland-Cartersville

Northeast-Macon##Monticello

Northgate##Union Grove

Northside-Warner Robins##Lakeside-Evans

Northwest Whitfield##River Ridge

Oglethorpe Co.##Riverside Military

Our Lady of Mercy##Pace Academy

Pacelli##Central-Talbotton

Parkview##Brookwood

Peachtree Ridge##Habersham Central

Pepperell##Dade Co.

Pierce Co.##Tattnall Co.

Pinecrest Academy##Hebron Christian

Pope##Cambridge

Prince Avenue Christian##Athens Christian

Rabun Co.##Social Circle

Ridgeland##Pickens

Ringgold##Adairsville

Riverdale##Eagle’s Landing

Riverwood##Northview

Rockdale Co.##Morrow

Rome##New Manchester

St. Pius##Towers

Sandy Creek##Fayette Co.

Savannah Christian##Johnson Co.

Screven Co.##Harlem

South Effingham##Glenn Hills

Southeast Bulloch##Johnson-Savannah

Spencer##Temple

Sprayberry##Sequoyah

Statesboro##Butler

Stephens Co.##Chestatee

Stephenson##Southwest DeKalb

Stewart Co.##Baconton Charter

Terrell Co.##Calhoun Co.

Thomson##Westminster

Toombs Co.##Jeff Davis

Treutlen##Savannah Country Day

Troup##Alexander

Tucker##Lakeside-DeKalb

Turner Co.##Lanier Co.

Veterans##Rutland

Vidalia##Metter

Walton##Cherokee

Ware Co.##Windsor Forest

Warner Robins##Evans

Warren Co.##Hancock Central

Washington-Wilkes##Union Co.

Wayne Co.##Richmond Academy

Wesleyan##Jefferson Co.

West Forsyth##Centennial

West Hall##Fannin Co.

Westside-Macon##West Laurens

White Co.##East Hall

Whitewater##Forest Park

Wilcox Co.##Charlton Co.

Wilkinson Co.##Georgia Military

Woodward Academy##Blessed Trinity

Worth Co.##Americus-Sumter

SATURDAY

Cedar Grove##Decatur

ELCA##Holy Innocents’

Monroe##Albany

*Games involving out-of-state teams not included

67 comments Add your comment

THE "CANNON RULES"!!

September 27th, 2012
12:06 pm

VILLA RICA in “THE BONEYARD” this week…time for the UNDEFEATED RAIDERS to “SKIN” some wildcats!!!

LOOK for more “CANNON TIME” as the EAST offense again lights up the scoreboard! Can the “D” pitch another shutout? Hopefully we have a good game and the J.V. guys can get more time in the 2nd half.

PAULDING COUNTY travels to LITHIA SPRINGS & SOUTH PAULDING plays an away game at ALLATOONA…Look for long nights for both PAULDING COUNTY AND SOUTH PAULDING as both probably get a loss handed to them.

NORTH PAULDING travels to WOODLAND / BARTOW in what should be a good trip with the WOLFPACK from NORTH picking up another win in their march towards the first playoff game in school history!

HIRAM doesn’t play this week so they can get ready for LITHIA SPRINGS next week!

north fulton truthsayer

September 27th, 2012
12:30 pm

Chip lay off the booze – JC won’t beat the Hooch

bksmith14

September 27th, 2012
1:14 pm

Todd….this isnt the lowndes team from 2004-2009 you are talking about here…..still solid though…..going to be very very tough to beat the pack at the pen

THE "CANNON RULES"!!

September 27th, 2012
1:17 pm

OK CHIP…I just found out that the LITHIA SPRINGS starting QB is out for several weeks, and since the LITHIA SPRINGS / PAULDING COUNTY game is AT PAULDING COUNTY and it is Homecoming I am changing my earlier prediction…this may be the week for PAULDING COUNTY to finally get a win!!!

Call it the UPSET SPECIAL!…LOL!

TICK…TICK…TICK…BOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOM!!!
GO RAIDERS!!!

Camden74

September 27th, 2012
2:42 pm

Go Camden County Wildcats! :-D

GwinnettDad

September 27th, 2012
2:54 pm

OK, Chip, I’ll take Colquitt winning at home, and Brookwood winning over Parkview. Don’t think the Panthers have the offense to win.

GwinnettDad

September 27th, 2012
2:59 pm

@Camden74 – hope you have a save drive for that 116 mile one way trip. Good luck. Wish somehow you folks could get frequent flyer miles or something.

RAIDER FAN

September 27th, 2012
3:45 pm

My picks for 5AAAAA…East of course, North, Paulding for their first win and I think there will be an upset at Allatoona(just a feeling). O.K. “toona” fans go ahead and let me have it. Also Rome over New Manchester unless their coach thinks they can “shock the state” again. :-)

packerchick

September 27th, 2012
3:52 pm

Colquitt Supporter

September 27th, 2012
3:57 pm

Not sure home field advantage will mean anything against Lowndes. I know their schedule has been weaker than ours to date but they have still blown out their opponents by about 45 points each (compared to 10 points for Colquitt). All things considered, we may be even. I think it boils down to who wants it the most. Safe travels to all especially in the Morven/Berlin speed traps.

Titletown USA

September 27th, 2012
4:33 pm

Is the Colquitt/Lowndes game televised (streamed) somewhere?

cchswildcat86

September 27th, 2012
5:04 pm

Go CC Wildcats……..Well we will finally see what the CC Wildcats are made of !!! MAN I wish I could go, but not in the cards…Lowndes/Col. is a toss up imo

Colquitt Fan

September 27th, 2012
6:13 pm

Colquitt has played all ranked teams and Lowndes has played all jv teams. Those scores mean very little. Comes down to one thing, can colquitt stop the run. If they do, it’ll be just like last year

Camden74

September 27th, 2012
6:31 pm

GwinnettDad……I’ll be listening on webcast or watching, if I can find a link. Probably won’t make a game before playoffs. Hopefully the trip won’t be so bad. My concern is the fact that AJC picked Camden to win! :-D

Does anyone know if there’s a link for the Camden/Valdosta game?

Over under

September 27th, 2012
7:13 pm

Colquitt Fan,
Colquitt played 2 6A schools and was 1-1. Lovejoy just moved up from 4 A and TCC moved up from 4 A to 5 A and Carver is a 3

Highschoolfootballfan

September 27th, 2012
7:27 pm

Colquitt fan, you speak as though Colquitt has played all powerhouse programs, Lovejoy is a good team, but they just moved up to 6A from 4 A, Thomas County Central moved up from 4A to 5A and Carver is a 3 A school and your loss was to the only program that was in 5A last year. Your only blowout was to a 3A school. The other games were close from what I see. Ranked or not, with the excpetion of North Gwinnett, those ranked schools were in their respective divisions, based on their 2011 seasons. So before you guy’s keep harping on the we have played a tougher schedule tah anyone else, look at who you have played. I do believe that Lowndes and a few other teams would have fared just as well. The next 6 weeks will reveal the contenders and the pretenders in region 1. Would not call the schools Lowndes played JV. They were not at the level of Lowndes. We will see a lot of good football or a lot of blowouts in the next 6 weeks.

Colquitt Fan

September 27th, 2012
7:51 pm

Lol you act like I’m the one saying colquitt has had the toughest schedule, this was according to ratings. What is the combined record of all the teams Lowndes has played? And stop w the teams moving up two classifications, didn’t basically everybody move up at least one. All I said was the scores didn’t matter. And I said we would only win if we stop the run, is that not true?

Plowboy - Viking

September 27th, 2012
8:15 pm

Colquitt fan…..1994 was a long time ago and 1999 wasn’t that the last region championship, Colquitt should win this game, but if lowndes somehow pulls out the W, hopefully propst won’t CUSS out our coaches like he did in thomasville in 2010 or throw away the players food like he did last year after the valdosta game…..

Colquitt Fan

September 27th, 2012
8:39 pm

What does the past have to do with this game? It should be a great game no doubt. All sayin is that Lowndes is one dimensional and if we stop the run we should win. Luella, Newton, Windsor Forrest, and hardaway has a combined record of 2-12. What are we supposed to know about Lowndes by beating these teams. How is this not a true statement?

MADDBALL

September 27th, 2012
8:53 pm

@highschoolfootballfan….look you can say whatever you want about the teaams the pack have played,,,whether they were powerhouses,,,ranked,,or lower classifications…the ???? is are the teams we’ve played ng,,tcc,lj..& carver,,,,lose another game this season? ( i doubt it) carver has peach co. at the end of the year,,,,in contrast,,,,,the teams lowndes have played,,, will they lose another game this year ( plenty) who knows if lowndes would of faired good against those teams or even won..so say what you want,,,but just bc we dont have blowout wins like yall do,,,doesnt mean on any given night we wont blow a team out…..whether you beat sb 60-0 or 3-0,,,,all we’re concerned about is getting a “W” yes lowndes have ran the score up on the past 4 teams,,,,,but imo you should of saved those 50+ points 4 tomorrow night,,,,,good luck 2 both teams & have a safe trip 2 moultrie

North GA Football Rules

September 27th, 2012
9:00 pm

Colquitt and Lowndes are both pretenders. At the end of the season, they will both be watching the championship game on TV.

Coffee Trojan#44

September 27th, 2012
9:02 pm

Coffee’s 8th grade beat Colquitt 50-28 today, and Coffee’s 7th grade beat Lowndes 42-14! Go Trojans!

5-Time

September 27th, 2012
9:06 pm

Lets get one thing straight!! Having a tough schedule doesn’t mean anything. Lowndes had the toughest schedule last year and look where that got us. It helps but you have to have the right team and talent to go along with the tough schedule to advance. I’m not buying all this Colquitt Co. has the toughest schedule crap. Ya’ll beat us last year because clearly ya’ll had the better team. Regardless of Lowndes having the toughest schedule in the state.

camdenfan2013

September 27th, 2012
9:11 pm

Both Colquitt and Valdosta have been streaming their home games on their team cites. Just Google their names and its is the first one that pops up, for those that can’t make it to the games.

bksmith14

September 27th, 2012
9:19 pm

here goes Colquitt Fan again……….way i see it……..yall need to win this game bc you want be lowndes for a while after this year…….and fri night will not be like last year….

bksmith14

September 27th, 2012
9:21 pm

Coffee’s 8th grade beat Colquitt 50-28 today, and Coffee’s 7th grade beat Lowndes 42-14! Go Trojans!

yea and lowndes two ther 7th garde teams spanked coffee………we got like 3 7th grade teams…….

bksmith14

September 27th, 2012
9:25 pm

lowndes is goin to be very very good next two years……

5-Time

September 27th, 2012
9:36 pm

It’s amazing how 1 win against a team in nearly a decade can really make some people think there KING now!!

5-Time

September 27th, 2012
9:48 pm

The SEC of H.S. Football is finally here..!! Which squad will separate themselves from the rest and rise to the top in Region 1??

bksmith14

September 27th, 2012
9:48 pm

i know …lol………..one win in over a decade……..i can suure you they will not beat us 10 more in a row….may get us this year again……..but that may be it for a while……

Colquitt Fan

September 27th, 2012
10:13 pm

Lowndes can easily beat us tomorrow, I haven’t said they can’t. I said they haven’t played anybody, which is true. And they are one dimensional, which is true. Lowndes has had a great program the last 12 years or so. Moultrie has jus as good athletes and always had. We were only a competent coach away and now we have one. With the system rush runs, it tooka few years. We have a good program now and aren’t going away anytime soon. Not a knock on Lowndes, but other teams are catching up to them, and the Wing T offense is getting to be figured out. You have to throw the football now, even Camden has figured this out and Is mixing in some passing.

5-Time

September 27th, 2012
10:22 pm

bksmith14….I think not!!….LOL..!!….They might get us this year, but after watching North Gwinnett and TCC put the running game to them, I believe we have a shot!! And our running game is more potent than both squads!! Coach Mac gonna throw about 11 different running backs at them with different abilities. They all bring something different to the table. TCC put up 33!! We smash TCC every year in pre-season!! If they can’t put a stop to our running game, it’s going to be a looooong night….

GwinnettDad

September 27th, 2012
10:31 pm

Region 1-AAAAAA rated the tops of the 6-A. I’m not going to dispute that. SEC of GA High School football? A stretch. A missing detail. SEC has won it 6 years in a row. The last two years the crown has come to Gwinnett. So, SEC of High school football? Close, maybe. But close counts only in horse shoes.

WILDHAWG2012

September 27th, 2012
10:38 pm

@highschoolfan=The Pack played N.Gwinnett who may not lose again until playoffs and Lovejoy will not lose again untill playoffs and Thomas Co will not lose again untill playoffs. All these teams are title contenders for sure and Carver of Columbus will not lose again until the game at Peach Co and last week Carver went to Atl and beat a 6a school!!! We’ve played these teams and won almost all of them with a banged up and young team with no identity!! Wow whats going to happen when we get an identity but i do think we are as healthy we’ve been all year so it is time to let Lowndes see our true identity. Will be a good game but for how long is the question!! And FYI next years team will be better than this one Wow!!!

5-Time

September 27th, 2012
10:40 pm

GwinnettDad….This comes from ESPN, not me!! » http://www.southernpigskin.com/Recruiting/view/the-sec-of-high-school-football

Like I said – SEC of H.S. Football is finally here!! It only happens in South GA. :-D

Region 1-AAAAAA!!

57Cat

September 27th, 2012
10:45 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!

WILDHAWG2012

September 27th, 2012
10:54 pm

@5-time=N.Gwinnett had a 70 something yard td because of a missed assignment by our 10th grade linebacker other than that they did nothing else and TCC did most of their running in the second half when our defensive capt. was injured and didn’t play the whole second half!! We had three 10th graders playing linebacker all on the field at the same time trying to stop that veer offense.Now you name me a team in our region that can put three tenth graders on the field for a half and shut down TCC!! Not knocking our young Packers but if u have never played against the veer it is one of the most difficult offenses to stop for a whole game and when u are some 10th graders playing in your second varsity game it really is not fair in a way but our young guns held own and our offense came thru when it had to but our young guns have 4 great games under their belts and are ready to go!!!

Colquitt Fan

September 27th, 2012
11:15 pm

Gwinnett was the first game of the year when we had some serious injuries. TCC has Adam Choice who is better than any player on Lowndes Roster. Nobody will stop him all year

GwinnettDad

September 27th, 2012
11:37 pm

5-Time. Nice link. I don’t care. It’s still a stretch. You know it! The title is still in Gwinnett. Now THAT’s the TRUTH. The rest is simply big mouths and big ego.

Colquitt County Fans

September 28th, 2012
4:18 am

1 win now we think we are the king????
Well you are f&$@) RIGHT WE ARE!!!

Colquitt County Fans

September 28th, 2012
4:21 am

We going to win it all!
Who cares what anyone says!!!
Colquitt County always been known as
“Who Gives A F$&K What You Think”"”
Lol!!!

Highschoolfootballfan

September 28th, 2012
7:13 am

WILDHAWG2012, Really? Blame a loss on a 10th grader? Really? Blame the loss on injuries. Come on man!!!!!!!!!! So since the thinking is, every team Colquitt has played will not lose another game this year, does this also mean that Colquitt will win out? Friday is here and in some hours all of the talk will be put to test. Look for a fine night of football in 6 A. Someone will have the chance to take the lead in each region. Tonight starts the night to strap it on. Will Colquitt hold back the Vikings? Will Camden get it’s first region 1 victory, or will the Cats from Valdosta scratchout a victory. What seems to be the top 4 in region 1 faceoff the first week of region play is awesome. Forget the first 4 weeks, the next 6 weeks will be entertaining for everyone. Not just region 1 but region 8 as well. Grayson is 1 region game down, still have Brookwood, Parkview has Brookwood tonight. Some major games tonight.

5-Time

September 28th, 2012
7:31 am

Colquitt County Fans….LOL….King of what though??

5-Time

September 28th, 2012
7:31 am

GwinnettDad….Gwinnett has the Title right now!! That’s a fact!! That’s the best statement you’ve said all year. However, everybody knows Region 1 is the SEC of H.S. Football!! I don’t make the Links and Lists, I just share them….I don’t remember Gwinnett Co. being mentioned anywhere being the SEC of H.S. Football, did you??

Colquitt Fan

September 28th, 2012
7:57 am

Colquitt knows, or should know that we aren’t the kings of anything right now. Should be a great game. We stop the run and we will win, if we can’t then its gonna be a long night

5-Time

September 28th, 2012
8:02 am

Just rode by Bazemore-Hyder Stadium on my way to work and they already tailgaiting!! I seen a couple of Camden Co. Fans and some Valdosta Fans!! I love it….Welcome to Winnersville!!…

GwinnettDad

September 28th, 2012
8:10 am

5-Time. Ok, it’s this simple. Simply WIN it all! Unless you win it all, the SEC becomes the football ACC!

GoPackGo

September 28th, 2012
8:18 am

Who cares about winning streaks. The streak is at 1 right now. In favor of the Packers. We had a 9 game winning streak against the Vikings before you started your run. It’s in the past. Let’s focus on the future…which is in about 10 hours and 45 minutes. Go Pack Go!

5-Time

September 28th, 2012
8:23 am

Colquitt Fan

September 28th, 2012
10:36 am

Laugh it up cuz. It all comes down to playoffs, and there’s really no comparison in the last few years. Keep holding on to 7 years ago