What we learned from Week 6 in AAAAAA: Camden is a worthy No. 1 … Parkview is back … Lowndes is legit

Five things we learned this week –

- Parkview is the front-runner in Region 8 – Beating reigning state champion Grayson on Sept. 14 was the season’s biggest upset. Beating Archer on Sept. 21 avenged a 40-16 loss from last season. But beating arch-rival Brookwood 21-14 on Sept. 28 officially stamped Parkview as ‘’back’’ and the team to beat in Region 8. Chris Carson rushed for 257 yards and two touchdowns. Parkview – state champion in 1997, 2000, 2001 and 2002 – has not won a region title since 2004. Until Parkview beat Brookwood on Friday, many felt Grayson would still win Region 8 by winning its remaining games. Now, Parkview would need to lose twice. Not likely now.

- Camden County is a worthy No. 1 team – If anyone thought Camden was ranked No. 1 by default after 2011 champion Grayson was upended by Parkview, the Wildcats showed otherwise Friday, routing Valdosta 43-6. It was Valdosta’s most lopsided in its historic Bazemore-Hyder Stadium since 1974, when Thomasville, led by a pretty good back named William Andrews, defeated the ‘Cats 40-0. This was Camden’s first game in Region 1 after years of dominating weak 3-AAAAA. Make that 87 straight region victories for Camden. AJC Super 11 halfback/cornerback J.J. Green ran the opening kickoff back for the first of his two touchdowns. He also had two interceptions.

- Lowndes deserved its Top 10 ranking – Lowndes had been ranked No. 4 largely on tradition. The Vikings were 4-0, but against what the computer Maxwell Ratings described as the fifth-weakest schedule in AAAAAA. They looked pretty good Friday in beating No. 8-ranked Colquitt County 17-14 in Moultrie. Lowndes used a long punt-return touchdown by Tijuan Lang to take a 17-7 lead in the fourth quarter and held on. It appears that Lowndes and Camden are the teams to beat in Region 1. They play until Nov. 2, the final Friday of the regular season.

- Norcross can take care of business – Third-ranked Norcross won a shootout with Mill Creek, 49-41. Norcross is seeking its first region title since 2008, and the coast is almost clear. The Blue Devils’ 5-0 start includes wins over 2011 region champ North Gwinnett, 10th-ranked Parkview and a Mill Creek team that entered 3-1. The second half is not so tough – on paper.

- North Cobb can take care of business, too – Sixth-ranked North Cobb is 4-0 for the first time since 2007, a season in which it briefly was ranked No. 1. The Warriors routed 3-1 Harrison 48-14. The title in Region 4 is far from decided, but North Cobb’s 49-14 rout of 2011 Walton a few weeks ago is looking more legitimate each week. North Cobb is averaging 48 points per game.

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Region8AAAAAA

October 1st, 2012
5:14 pm

While we’re at it… Let’s ban Lowndes band from all stadiums. Such a hindrance to the game. Rude and classless and that’s all they have to really be proud of.The cheating really began when they started recruiting for their band to be so big so they can drown out everything in the stadium. Too bad we can’t disband them all together

Plowboy - Viking

October 1st, 2012
5:26 pm

Colquitt fan……since 2000 your hawgs have been out scored by lowndes at a tune of 361-155….our coach won 2 state titles in his first 4 yrs, one of those 4 yrs he was only beaten by the 2 teams that played for state, just sucks that Alabama football doesn’t compare to georgia football , we win….Colquitt loses! Vi …what, what….Ki…say what, say what…..nnnnnngs!!

Camden74

October 1st, 2012
6:06 pm

LOL…….Y’all are funny! :-)

Colquitt Fan

October 1st, 2012
7:00 pm

Congrats? That was the past. Didn’t we beat y’all like 9 years in a row before that? Two final fours and a state championship appearance the last three years. Where was Lowndes at then? Don’t get me wrong, I respect Lowndes, they have a great program but there was shady dealings in Fridays game. Admit it or not.

CoffeeC100

October 1st, 2012
7:42 pm

My God. You bunch of squabbling idiots. If I could do one of those ear piercing shrieks that 8-9 year old girls do I would do it. I have no idea what was said on pages 3-4 of this rant. I skipped them. But I guarantee you it was the same as 1 and 2.

By the way TODD. The home page is a mess with headline news from the last three weeks all mixed together. Someone is losing control of this site. It reads like a Podunk Topix page.

A Lot of folks are moving to other sites. Have you noticed you have 4 pages of bickering on this blog with 98% of it coming from bksmith and the little group he pisses off but can’t seem to resist him?

WildcatGuy

October 1st, 2012
9:45 pm

Let us eat some Pig and maybe Colquitt will be quiet.

WILDHAWG2012

October 1st, 2012
10:35 pm

@bksmith=Did you not read my post.I was simply giving Lowndes and Camden thier props for having the best programs in the state year after year but i guest its hard to recieve a compliment from the so called enemy huh.wow @Camden74=Hey did you guys compete and win state titles before JJ and Ramsey!!! Thats what i thought i mean isn’t thats what programs do!! So i fully expect you guys next year to be thinking about the state title next year too after graduation right because thats how programs think.I can’t think like that yet (not enough state titles) but like this year i still expect to win the state this year and next

Viking Fan

October 1st, 2012
10:39 pm

@Colquitt Fan Okay, why would a TCC coach steal signals to help Lowndes win? Come on if he stole the signals don’t you think TCC would’ve have beat Colquitt?

Colquitt Fan

October 1st, 2012
11:31 pm

Maybe they’re friends from coaching together last year, Lowndes and TCC both despise Propst and have made it public, Payne was fired by Propst, I’m not sure TCC didn’t steal them against us, they gave us all we could handle. We’ll not talk about it. There’s supposedly an investigation going on, if there’s nothing then great, if there is then Lowndes and TCC are exposed. That fair?

AVikingFAN

October 1st, 2012
11:46 pm

Good luck to Tift this week!

AVikingFAN

October 1st, 2012
11:57 pm

Camden74 — Aren’t you glad everyone isn’t after ya’ll this year like in the past? “Bout this time of the year in most recent years all the trash talk was about Camden’s weak schedule. And not one post about the University of Buford and how they recruit. Mann, what a difference a year makes. I also don’t think I’ve read a thing about EP guys saying tick tick boom, or Cherokee, or McEachern. The Hillgrove folks have been really quiet. Like the guy from Jacksonville said, it’s just mostly us South Ga folks bickering. Fred has been quiet, so has Grayram and the Grayson, Newnan, and the NG folks. And my old buddy Sportsfan31313 only speaks up now and then. Where is HSBallfan? Sideline Observer?

Defintely not like old times.

Region 1AAAAAA

October 2nd, 2012
12:00 am

I heard tonite that Rush Propst is very serious in his allegations against Lowndes. The GHSA rule book has a rule that no coach from another school can help a team during a game. However, proving this case will be pretty close to impossible!!! Even if it is proven, what can the GHSA really do? Fine Lowndes and TCC? Who cares about a fine??????

I also fault Propst for not changing his signals every year. I heard Valdosta has known most of his signals for the past 2 years!!!

mistermak

October 2nd, 2012
12:09 am

Wow…this is some good reading!! You dudes are really going at it. Sounds like the Packer/Viking rivalry is heating up!! Keep it coming!!

Titletown USA

October 2nd, 2012
12:20 am

The inmates are running the asylum

Camden74

October 2nd, 2012
12:21 am

AVikingFan…….I knew it was all sour grapes! People can say what they want, but nothing can change the outcome of three State Titles, weak region and all……… :-D

Camden74

October 2nd, 2012
12:25 am

WILDHAWG2012…….If I’m not mistaken, that’s the goal every year. Win region, then on to State! Hopefully the CC Wildcats can accomplish that this season. :-D

Camden74

October 2nd, 2012
12:27 am

Maybe the Metro guys have started their own blog, ya think? :-)

bksmith14

October 2nd, 2012
12:37 am

COLQUITTFAN!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!! i am only goin to answer you ONE time!!!!! so pay attention…

ALEX STEPHENSON…….the boy who transferred from valdosta after football season was over last year is a “true” senior in the state of ga…..he is 17 years old…….Yes he palayed football at ware county…then left ware and went to valdosta……..shelby wilkes won the starting job at valdosta….after alex got hurt…when he recovered wilkes was playing so well that he never got his job back……SO his dad talked with the lowndes coaches….and they told him that if he wanted to transfer his son ALEX to lowndes…that they would give him an opportunity to be the starting qb…….ANSWER ME THIS….?????? How is this illegal??? ITS NOT…i will save you the time

What colquitt did is have two youngmen come in and play football at colquitt after they had already played 12th grade football in alabama and were going on 19 years old……..completely diff than what lowndes did…….which just further proves how much of a cheat your coach is…now get off our butts about alex coming to lowndes…..

Colquitt Fan

October 2nd, 2012
7:38 am

Thanks for your ONE time answer, every word you said has been said all over this board. You know nothing about the situation at all. Ask your coach, he went crying to GHSA about it and they basically laughed at him. Again, do you know more about it than they do? No you don’t. You talked crap about us when Segraves moved here and your QB is playing musical chairs. So he moved around schools til he found one he could start at? Like I’ve said before, I don’t have a problem with it, just admit you’re doing the same. Again, where do you get your info from that the GHSA doesn’t know about? They cleared those players themselves, what else do you need?

sportsnut

October 2nd, 2012
7:44 am

@ Camden74 == Some of us are still here. We are reading though. Great entertainment. This shows how much you guys love football. It is a bit too deep for some of us. I will monitor the waves and comment every now and then from here on out. That is until playoff time and then it will be hard to shut me up. Hope we have a chance to meet Camden in the playoffs. I have seen much football so far and Camden has been my #1 from the start and your team is who I would like to see Lovejoy play. Take my word, it is going to be like last year where we beat the more respected teams on the way to the Dome. Keep us in mind because we will be there.

Region 1AAAAAA

October 2nd, 2012
7:54 am

TONY ROMO is never going to lead the Cowboys to a championship!!! Maybe his parents can tranfer him to a school where he can be successful! LMAO!!!!!!!!!!

battleaxekid

October 2nd, 2012
8:09 am

@ Colquitt Fan

Ya’ll played a great game, and both qbs played well. It wasn’t the lack of your team effort, One region loss as you know doesn’t mean much in our region.. You know as well as I do that we have at the least 4 legit contenders and maybe even 5 to go all the way.

Ya’lls esecution was right on, few penalties, maybe a fewer dropped passes than would have liked, but ya’ll played lights out on offense, and the score showed how the game was played..2 great teams in r1 going all it. still early in region play, both of us hopefully will make it into the playoffs, and hoping go deeper for us than lately.

people that don’t have much to do will complain about anything, so don’t pay gossip, naysayers, etc… no never mind.. Ya’ll had a great team and hope ya’ll do go even deeper and IMO if it ain’t us winning it all I hope it is you all. keep bringing it..

Smidgen

October 2nd, 2012
9:16 am

Plain & simple, Rush Propst is an a-hole. He is on the refs just about every play to call a penalty. Just ask anyone who has been on the sidelines with him during a game. This gig of someone stealing his signals is just his latest rant. He needs to go back to Alabama where they can appreciate his being an idiot.

Plowboy - Viking

October 2nd, 2012
9:29 am

Colquitt Fan

October 2nd, 2012
9:59 am

Well What do expect him to say? The video is plain as day. We’ll find out in the next few days when we know the ghsa’s ruling. What’s your opinion on the video smidgen

Colquitt Fan

October 2nd, 2012
10:07 am

Again, no one is taking anything away from Lowndes. They played a great and have tremendous program. Colquitt respects the crap out of Lowndes as does rush. He said y’all are a great program, easily top5 in the state and top 50 in the country. My whole thing is quit accusing him of stuff like players transferring when Lowndes and everybody else does the same thing. It’s all about the kids and he’s sent close to 40 kids to college the last three years. Nobody wants to talk about those kind of things

i'mjustsayingwhati'msaying

October 2nd, 2012
10:21 am

Well after all of the yak yak, some folks need to let it go. This is high school football. What next, Jimmy Hoffa buried in a stadium in Georgia? The week is here, Coffee you got what you waited for since Camden eliminated you from the playoffs. All of the chatter will come to a head friday night in Kingsland. Both teams stats in the first 5 games are even. The game friday will give someone a game or two up in the region. A lot of chatter about how strong the Coffee defense is and how deep the bench is, we will all get to see. I will be traveling to Kingsland to see this game. I have seen Camden in the dome and last week in Valdosta, have yet to catch a Coffee game, so all I know is what I have read, I will not comment on what they have or don’t have. Camden is not very big on defense, but they are fast and strong. The secondary is better than previous years, but is still susceptible to a short passing game at times. Cannot figure out why folks throw #5 way. He either knocks receivers out or intercepts the ball. Offensively, they run the Wing-T, with a passing twist. If you just focus on the running, they will get you deep for a touchdown. No back is a featured back, each one of the numerous ones possess different facets in the offense, assignment football is a must, but even if you are assignment strong, the speed and athletic ability will get you. Like I said earlier, I cannot comment on what Coffee has or not, I have not seen them play in person. I don’t believe in watching a game on a computer or TV, too much is happening that you don’t get see on those two venues. So, if you are not physically at the game all of your observations are sckewed.

CoffeeC100

October 2nd, 2012
10:36 am

I posted this on another venue where the conversation is along the same lines. For what it’s worth.

Hey you Camden dudes. I saw Camden in the classic. And they looked really good. But not the way you describe them today. If they are as super amazing as you describe them. Well. You are going to kick everyone’s ass and that is all there is to it.

Coffee has what Coffee has. The Trojans are disciplined, substitute a lot and play as a team. I have seen, on several occasions, opposing players slap the kids up side the head. They back up and take the fifteen yards. We have an excellent young QB. Accurate and smart and strong. A couple of wide receivers that are attracting attention, a big TE that can catch with his hands, a stong O line and good D backs with excellent LB’s. Our front 3 on D are average. The Trojans will come to play and play a physical game that we can leave with our heads up. Regardless of the outcome.

So. Let’s play the game. We look forward to being Camden’s first guest from region 1.

GO TROJANS!!

Fred

October 2nd, 2012
10:40 am

@AVikingFAN – I’m here, I’ve just been really busy and haven’t had the energy to get into most of this. We lost one game and disappeared from the AJC coverage and unlike some others, I really try not to hijack a thread. (don’t always succeed but I try not to!)

Colquitt Fan

October 2nd, 2012
11:23 am

Jimmy Hoffa’s may already be found man. Disregard that comment lol

http://www.breitbart.com/Big-Government/2012/09/28/Jimmy-Hoffas-Body-Found

yo

October 2nd, 2012
11:42 am

Colquit Fan I’m not avoiding your question. It is legal for a kid to transfer but you shouldn’t be finding momma a job to get them from out of the state of Alabama and into your county. That we didn’t do. Amazing how jobs are so scarce in Moultrie for those who don’t have good linebackers for kids. Now that rumor is a lot more likely than the mess you are trying to push out if you knew any thing about football.

yo

October 2nd, 2012
11:45 am

Colquit Fan unlike you we expect our coach to speak the truth. That is what we expect him to say.

yo

October 2nd, 2012
11:47 am

Colquit Fan your new winning streak over Lowndes just ended at 1. Enjoy it.

bksmith14

October 2nd, 2012
11:57 am

ColquittFan is just being ignorant……….we dont have players transfer in the way colquitt does…….alex dad came to lowndes about him coming over here and he is still legal as far as age also…….

colquitt had boys come in from alabama that had already played 12th grade football and graduated in alabama……..they found their parents jobs………this is fact bc i have freinds in colquitt that know…

they went after cole seagraves and offered his dad a job on the coaching staff in return for him transferring over………

lowndes wins with homegrown boys…..or boys who choose to come to lowndes on their “OWN”
we dont go out and recruit…we dont need to……..

Colquitt Fan

October 2nd, 2012
12:17 pm

Why is so hard for you to understand that they were cleared? And I’m ignorant. Bk there’s a reason you’re the laughing stock of this board. Again, THEY WERE CLEARED BY THE GHSA. Segraves dad is a coach, coaches make changes deal with it. The one that helped your coaches has changed 3 times in three years. And get over it, you don’t know crap about Moultrie or the people that live here. Is that like your source that told you we set it up, who is your source the Easter bunny? Or Santa Claus?

Packdaddy

October 2nd, 2012
1:03 pm

I am an ardent fan of Colquitt County, first of all. And I don’t really know what level of assistance the Viking football staff got. Whether they were helped or not, I don’t know. But I do know this, Probst’s comments have made a lot of bad blood between him and the other schools. His outward comments were very wrong and very unprofessional. I, for one, expected more from him. Our community is very divided over this issue. A change will come, I believe. Colquitt got whipped offensively and defensively on Friday night. We had some successes, but for the most part, we got whipped. Congratulations to Lowndes for the win. Shame on us for letting it happen. I do expect the Packers to be in the hunt in post season. I hope we will regroup this Friday night against Tift County. Meanwhile, as a former parent of a Packer, I grieve for what has occurred. I guess we have to wake up with the one we went to bed with…

Camden74

October 2nd, 2012
1:10 pm

sportsnut……..Didn’t really have you in mind when writing that post. I would love to see Camden and Lovejoy square off! But Lovejoy will have to field a more discipline team than they did against Colquitt if they intend to win. I expect Camden to keep improving on both sides of the ball. The first thing they need to do is make it through region play with all players healthy, then start their run for the title! This year’s playoffs will be very competitive. There are at least, IMO, five teams with a solid shot at winning it all this year. But my money is on Camden, especially if they can seal the deal on defense! :-D

57Cat

October 2nd, 2012
1:22 pm

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57Cat

October 2nd, 2012
1:36 pm

(Oops! I was just reading the blog on my IPad and accidentally hit touched the “submit comment” button. These dad gummed new fangled electronic devices!).

Colquitt Fan

October 2nd, 2012
2:03 pm

I wouldn’t say it’s divided pack daddy. Especially since the stands are full on both sides every Friday. Colquitt is used to being successful in football, they wanna win. While some may not like him, others do. And all he is doing is taking up for the kids. I’d bet he’s sent more kids to college than Hughes did in his entire career

highschoolhigh

October 2nd, 2012
2:04 pm

CoffeeC100,
Substituting numerous players has always been Camden’s way. This is not something that they just started to do. That is why they don’t have one particular back to target. Helps build your program for the future when you can run 3-4 different backs in at a time, from freshman to seniors. Helps a lot when 4 or 5 different folks are scoring a game. I am sure Coffee will be well prepared as will Camden for this region 1 show down. Safe travels to the Coffee fans who will be traveling to the southeast corner of Ga friday.

Colquitt Supporter

October 2nd, 2012
2:11 pm

Seagraves came to Moultrie after he resigned from his job at White County. See the article on his resignation here. http://blogs.ajc.com/georgia-high-school-sports/2010/10/08/white-county-coach-resigns-amid-domestic-violence-allegations/ The article says he was on administrative leave before resigning. The guy has got to have a job and I am sure in the circumstances his son would want to go to a school where his father coaches. (Now the fact that we hired him if the allegations were true is a whole other story)

Just because your friends from Moultrie told you something does not make it true. That is like, “It was on the internet so it must be true.” If those two Alabama transfers truly played a fourth year of football before transferring then you should be pissed at them for allowing it. I will ask the same thing I asked last year – where is the documented proof that you have that they played 4 years in Alabama? If you have it, show us.

For the record,I have no issues with the transfers of the Lowndes QB or Seagraves. NOr do I have a problem with the Valdosta QB who transferred after losing his job in Moultrie to Seagraves.

Colquitt Supporter

October 2nd, 2012
2:16 pm

I should have said pissed at the GHSA

Well said Packdaddy.

grayram

October 2nd, 2012
2:33 pm

AVikingFAN:
I’m still here, it seems like every time i post something when i come back to read the blog it is gone or the link to it has changed. I can’t keep up with the conversations on 5 different threads.

Basically its all the same as every year.

BK…Lowndes is good now but his cousin has told him that the middle school kids are even better so Lowndes will be undefeated for the the next 4 years starting next year.

Camden74 Has seen a you tube video of every team and through personal expertise can tell you that no team north of Valdosta has any defense at all and any acclaim these teams get is all hype.

Colquitt fans spend alot of time defending attacks on their coach.

I haven’t seen much from the North Warner Robins guy, i guess he’s on the AAAA Blog.

Plowboy - Viking

October 2nd, 2012
4:25 pm

The GHSA has spoken……http://www.google.com/url?sa=t&rct=j&q=mcpherson%20propst&source=web&cd=2&ved=0CC0QqQIoADAB&url=http%3A%2F%2Ftimesenterprise.com%2Fsports%2Fx403307637%2FSwearngin-addresses-allegations&ei=bkhrUN-BAoGk9ATNk4CoBg&usg=AFQjCNFUGBewDGAAP2Lt9fEp5NssPo4kAg&sig2=PzgT3H_Ya_mroyVBzQRhFw

bksmith14

October 2nd, 2012
4:29 pm

Colquitt FAn…i know the ghsa cleared the players….but it still doesnt take away from the fact theat they were going on 19 and had already graduated 12th grade and played ball in the 12 th grade at alabama……those boys were older than everyone else on the field

and PAckdaddy is right………the stands are full fri night in colquitt bc the colquitt fans love football and they support the team………its not all bc of rush propst..it is divided over in moultrie and he will get canned after enough get fed up with it……..bc a lot of moultrie folks already are!!!

bksmith14

October 2nd, 2012
4:33 pm

http://timesenterprise.com/sports/x403307637/Swearngin-addresses-allegations

ghsa has ruled that the win for lowndes will stand as i knew as of 2 pm yesterday bc i had already been told by someone who spoke with 2 ghsa officials…….i ted telling everyone last night…most thought i was starting a rumor…….i know a lot of people……

what will now happen is they will get the evidence that colquitt sends in and look at it and prob speak with coaches on both sides and Buzz Payne most likely will get in more trouble than anybody on this………even if he was just doing this to get under propst skin bc he doesnt like him….he will probably be ini trouble for it and i think he should……..

i do understand colquitt being upset abnout this…………but in the end you will all see it prob was not any doings on lowndes part

lowndes defense was set b4 play was signaled in to colquitt and lowndes only looked to sideline 2 times all night……..and they never reset………

Colquitt Fan

October 2nd, 2012
4:42 pm

I’ll say it once again, you don’t know more about the situation than they do. If they cleared them, then that’s all that matters. If they’re eligible them they’re eligible. And I can assure you, there wasn’t close to this much fan support before Propst came to moultie, I don’t care what any packer fan says or one of your mythical “sources”. Not even close.

And we weren’t asking for the outcome to be changed at all. Lowndes won the game, y’all played well. Both defenses are well above the rest I’ve seen so far. We’ll submit our findings and were moving on to the next game. If Lowndes is cleared, great. But if not, some kind of punishment should be made. Lowndes has a great team and great fans, although the band is annoying. But there are things that need looking at from that game that’s all

Plowboy - Viking

October 2nd, 2012
4:53 pm

Colquitt fan….tsk, tsk, tsk

Camden74

October 2nd, 2012
4:59 pm

grayram…….Show where I ever said anything like what you just posted, please? :-)