Latest HS football rankings: Nine in, nine out

Nine new teams made the rankings this week.

They are Grayson for Colquitt County in AAAAAA, Kell for Heritage-Conyers in AAAAA, Stockbridge for Stephens County in AAAA, Blessed Trinity for Woodward Academy in AAA, Heard County and GAC for Early County and Bowdon in AA and Athens Academy, Charlton County and Savannah Christian for Commerce, Johnson County and Wilcox County in A.

Here are some of the good games this week (pardon my shorthand) —

lassiter v walton
camden vs. coffee (4-1)
north cobb v south cobb (both 4-0)
TCC v bainbridge
Kell vs. riverwood (r’wood is 5-0)
Cook v Fitz (2 top-5 teams)
Waco vs. lovett (both ranked)
Prince avenue vs. athens academy (both undefeated)
statesboro v swainsboro
Thomson v GAC (both ranked)
Griffin v riverdale (both 4-1)
morgan county v north oconee (probably region title)
w-wilkes v jefferson (probably region title)
Lamar county v NE Macon (ranked vs. 4-0)

Let us know if you see errors in our game sums. We’re rushing them to you. Not complete or published until Monday in GHSF Daily.

1. (1) Camden County (5-0)

Last week: Beat Valdosta 43-6. Camden won its debut in Region 1 and extended its winning streak in region games to 87. LB Jarrad Davis had eight tackles, a fumble recovery for a touchdown and a pass breakup. JJ Green intercepted two passes and scored two touchdowns, one on the opening kickoff. It was Valdosta’s worst home loss since a 40-0 defeat to Thomasville in 1974. Next: Friday vs. Coffee (4-1)
2. (2) Lassiter (5-0)
Last week: Beat Woodstock 30-7. Lassiter led only 9-7 at halftime but controlled the second half. QB Eddie Printz was 23-of-40 passing for 233 yards. Lassiter was missing top receivers Juwan Dickey and Ryan Jenkins because of injury. Patrick Levandoski returned an interception for a touchdown on Woodstock’s final possession. Next: Friday vs. Walton (4-1)
3. (3) Norcross (5-0)
Last week: Beat Mill Creek 49-41. Norcross led 49-14 after JaQuan Simpkins returned a Mill Creek fumble 99 yards midway in the third quarter, then held on. Norcross QB Joe Wilber was 12-of-22 passing for 224 yards and two touchdowns. RB Alvin Kamara rushed for 118 yards yards and two touchdowns on 25 carries. Myles Autry scored three touchdowns, two on plays of 47 yards or more. Next: Friday vs. Habersham Central (0-5)
4. (4) Lowndes (5-0)
Last week: Beat Colquitt County 17-14. Lowndes held Colquitt to 8 yards rushing and 164 total yards. A 60-yard punt return by preseason all-state DB Tijuan Lang gave Lowndes a 17-7 lead with 4:34 left. Colquitt had a second-and-6 from the Lowndes 24 in the final minutes but was sacked twice by the combined effort of Dane Robinson, Sam Washington and Jumacey Wright. Lowndes had 219 total yards, all rushing. Nick Burgman led with 71 yards on 13 carries. Next: Friday vs. Brunswick (3-1)
5. (5) West Forsyth (5-0)
Last week: Beat Centennial 40-6. QB A.J. Erdely was 14-of-23 passing or 267 yards and three touchdowns – all to RB Jake Wieczorek, who had seven catches for 164 yards and scored a fourth touchdown rushing. Junior NG Brett Anderson had four sacks. Next: Oct. 12 vs. Johns Creek (5-0)
6. (6) North Cobb (4-0)
Last week: Beat Harrison 48-14. North Cobb beat Harrison in consecutive seasons for the first time in an annual series that dates to 1992. North Cobb’s Nick Miller rushed for 113 yards on eight carries, one a 90-yard touchdown, and caught nine passes for 104 yards and two touchdowns.
Next: Friday at South Cobb (4-0)
7. (10) Parkview (4-1)
Last week: Beat Brookwood 21-14. RB Chris Carson rushed for 257 yards. His 73-yard TD run and Mac Marshall’s 96-yard TD run gave Parkview a 14-0 lead. Carson later scored on a 5-yard run that gave Parkview a 21-7 that it took into the fourth quarter. Parkview had lost three straight and six of seven against its arch-rival. Next: Oct. 12 at Dacula (0-5)
8. (NR) Grayson (4-1)
Last week: Beat Shiloh 45-27. Grayson led 38-0 at halftime and scored touchdowns on its first five possessions. Next: Friday vs. Central Gwinnett (3-1)
9. (7) North Gwinnett (3-1)
Last week: Off. Next: Friday vs. Duluth (2-3)
10. (9) Lovejoy (4-1)
Last week: Beat Druid Hills 58-3. Auburn-committed Arshad ‘’A.J.’’ Jackson had three TD receptions. It was career victory No. 10 for Lovejoy coach Al Hughes. Next: Friday vs. Rockdale County (1-4)
1. (1) Northside-Warner Robins (4-0)

Last week: Beat Lakeside, Evans 56-0. Darius Holmes returned two interceptions for touchdowns and Marquez Moore returned one for a score, all in the first half, after which Northside led 42-0. Curtis Martin and Keshun Hill each had two rushing touchdowns. Next: Friday at Houston County (2-2)
2. (2) Tucker (5-0)
Last week: Beat Lakeside, Atlanta 67-7. Tucker extended its winning streak to 20, tied with Calhoun for the longest active one in the state. Tucker rushed for 397 yards as a team, and Chauncey Rivers had touchdowns on a pass reception and fumble return. Next: Oct. 12 at Stephenson (4-0)
3. (3) M.L. King (5-0)
Last week: Beat Arabia Mountain 24-6. Next: Oct. 11 vs. Dunwoody (0-5)
4. (4) Stephenson (4-0)
Last week: Beat Southwest DeKalb 32-0. Stephenson drove 70 yards for a touchdown on its first drive and led 22-0 at halftime. Southwest DeKalb had only 92 yards in total offense and never crossed midfield on any of nine drives excluding an interception in Stephenson territory that led to a botched field-goal attempt. Next: Oct. 12 vs. Tucker (5-0)
5. (5) East Paulding (5-0)
Last week: Beat Villa Rica 38-0. East Paulding led only 10-0 at halftime but scored four touchdowns in the third quarter, two by RB Kamani Thomas, one a 70-yard run. Next: Oct. 12 at Hiram (2-2)
6. (6) Thomas County Central (4-1)
Last week: Off. Next: Friday vs. Bainbridge (3-1)
7. (7) Gainesville (4-1)
Last week: Beat Heritage, Conyers 42-14. Gainesville won a game between 4-0 teams in Region 8. Deshaun Watson had another big game – 17-of-24 passing for 277 yards and three touchdowns and 120 yards and two touchdowns rushing on 17 carries. WR Rodney Lackey had four catches for 147 yards. Next: Friday at Cedar Shoals (3-2)
8. (8) Warner Robins (3-1)
Last week: Beat Evans 34-6. RB Dannie Hite Jr., who has missed games with an ankle injury, returned to rush for 141 yards and a touchdown. The game went south for Evans when its fumbled a kickoff and Warner Robins’ Rod Harris returned it for a touchdown and 21-0 lead. Next: Thursday vs. Jones County (3-1)
9. (9) Allatoona (5-0)
Last week: Beat South Paulding 28-14. Jeremy Uzee’s 48-yard TD pass to Cody Sorrells broke a 14-14 tie with 6;05 left. Tommy Davis’s 26-yard TD run with 3 minutes left clinched it. T.J. Herron rushed for 118 yards on 29 carries and scored a touchdown. Next: Friday vs. New Manchester (2-4)
10. (NR) Kell (4-1)
Last week: Beat North Springs 48-0. Kell held North Springs to 1 yard of total offense, according to the Marietta Daily Journal. Six Kell players scored touchdowns. Jay Moxey scored two, one on a 51-yard punt return. Next: Friday at Riverwood (5-0)
Class AAAA
1. (1) Sandy Creek (4-0)

Last week: Beat Fayette County 55-14. Sandy Creek led 38-0 at halftime. QB Cole Garvin completed 9 of 14 passes for 200 yards and two touchdowns and didn’t play the second half. RB Eric Sweeney scocred two touchdowns and ran for 58 yards. Mitchell McMillin made field goals of 37 and 30 yards.
Next: Friday at Troup (1-3)
2. (3) Marist (3-1)
Last week: Off. Next: Friday at Columbia (2-2)
3. (4) Burke County (4-1)
Last week: Beat Cross Creek 55-6. Burke led 55-6 at halftime. Cross Creek scored its only points on a kickoff return. QB/DB Donquell scored three touchdowns in the first 10 minutes, one on an interception return of 42 yards. Jermaine Baxley also scored on an interception return in the first quarter, after which Burke led 28-0. Next: Friday vs. Wayne County (2-2-1)
4. (6) Carrollton (2-2)
Last week: Beat Columbus 66-0. Carrollton held Columbus to four first downs and minus-20 yards in total offense. Carrollton scored touchdowns on nine of 11 full possessions and committed turnovers on the other two.
Next: Thursday at Fayette County (0-4)
5. (8) Statesboro (4-1)
Last week: Beat Butler 40-0. Statesboro rushed for 338 yards despite two starting backs sitting out with injuries. Reserve Akarri Williams rushed for 103 yards on nine carries, and Daniel Murphy and Andrew Taylor scored two touchdowns apiece. Butler had only 110 yards in total offense. Next: Friday at Swainsboro (3-1)
6. (9) Washington (4-0)
Last week: Off. Next: Thursday at South Atlanta (3-1)
7. (10) Monroe Area (5-0)
Last week: Beat Lanier 33-20. Monroe Area outscored Lanier 21-0 in the second quarter after trailing 10-7. QB Stanton Truitt rushed for 142 yards on 15 carries and was 4-of-7 passing for 126 yards. Truitt threw a 44-yard TD pass to T.J. Sigmund out of punt formation for a 14-10 lead. Next: Oct. 12 vs. Stephens County 4-1)
8. (UR) Stockbridge (4-1)
Last week: Beat Griffin 17-14. Andrus Guillen kicked a 27-yard field goal at the buzzer, and Stockbridge became the first Henry County team ever to beat Griffin. Henry teams had been 0-28. Stockbridge QB Trenton Earl rushed for 114 yards and passed for 155, completing six of eight attempts. Earl’s 55-yard run with 2:27 left set up the game-winning kick. Stockbridge had missed two 29-yard attempts earlier in the game and finished the first half on Griffin’s 1-yard line, failing to score. Next: Friday at Eagle’s Landing (0-5)
9. (2) Griffin (4-1)
Last week: Lost to Stockbridge 17-14. Griffin came back from a 14-0 deficit to tie with 3:30 left but lost on a final-play field goal. Jauez Parks was 15-of-26 passing for 163 yards. Next: Friday at Riverdale (4-1)
10. (7) Jonesboro (4-1)
Last week: Beat Woodland, Stockbridge 32-20. Jonesboro QB Mario Atkinson was 16-of-24 passing for 281 yards, and his three TD passes came in the second quarter. Next: Friday at North Clayton (0-5)
Class AAA
1. (1) Peach County (4-0)

Last week: Off. Next: Friday at Henry County (1-4)
2. (2) Thomson (5-0)
Last week: Beat Westminster 20-10. Chris Jordan rushed for 158 yards and two touchdowns on 18 carries and sits at 995 yards rushing on the season. Thomson won after trailing by 10 points or more for the third time this season. The others were against Burke County (14-0) and LaGrange (21-0 and 28-7). Next: Friday vs. Greater Atlanta Christian (4-1)
3. (3) Washington County (5-0)
Last week: Off. Next: Friday vs. Lovett (2-3)
4. (4) Buford (3-1)
Last week: Beat Banks County 63-0. Shawn Reynolds returned the opening kickoff 8 yards for a touchdown, and Buford led 28-0 after one quarter. Buford’s Dontravious Wilson rushed for 118 yards on seven attempts. Next: Friday vs. West Hall (2-3)
5. (5) St. Pius (4-1)
Last week: Beat Towers 48-6. St. Pius coach Paul Standard got his 100th career victory. Seven St. Pius players scored touchdowns, and 10 players had tackles for losses. LB Kein O’Toole led in tackles with 10. Next: Friday at McNair (3-1)
6. (6) Carver-Columbus (4-1)
Last week: Beat Pike County 38-3. QB Torrance McGee was 12-of-17 passing for 174 yards and three touchdowns, and RB Danny Ryles rushed for 119 yards and two touchdowns. Next: Oct. 12 vs. Henry County (1-4)
7. (7) Cartersville (5-0)
Last week: Beat Coahulla Creek 63-7. Brooks Barden threw touchdowns passes to four receivers and was 7-of-13 for 186 yards. RB Brandon Long scored three touchdowns. Cartersville led 28-0 in the first quarter. Next: Friday vs. Lakeview-Ft. Oglethorpe (4-1)
8. (8) Morgan County (4-0)
Last week: Beat Oconee County 56-14. WB Michael Gray rushed for 173 yards and two touchdowns on only five carries. One went for a school-record-tying 95 yards. LB Stewart Spence had eight tackles for a deense that allowed 11 yards rushing. Next: Friday at North Oconee (3-1)
9. (10) Appling County (4-0-1)
Last week: Beat Savannah 39-22. Appling County trailed 22-19 at halftime but took control from there. QB Jason Dhaliwal, playing for injured Vernon Dasher, threw a 92-yard TD pass to RB Jordan Vann on Appling’s first possession, but Savannah led at halftime 22-19 before the Pirates took control. Appling had 410 yards in total offense – 245 rushing, 165 passing. Dasher is likely for the Pierce County ame because of a sprained MCL. Next: Friday at Pierce County (4-1)
10. (NR) Blessed Trinity (4-1)
Last week: Beat Woodward Academy 21-14. Spencer McManes was 11-of-15 passing for 189 yards and three touchdown passes. The last on went 20 yards to Dylan Cote in the fourth quarter for the g-ahead touchdown. Blessed Trinity trailed 14-7 at halftime. Next: Oct. 12 vs. Decatur (3-2)

Class AA
1. (1) Calhoun (5-0)

Last week: Beat Coosa 35-0. RB Alex Urbano rushed for 143 yards on 15 carries and scored three touchcdowns for Calhoun, which won its 20th straight game. Taylor Lamb was 18-of-30 passes for 228 yards and three touchdowns. Next: Oct. 12 at Pepperell (2-3)
2. (2) Brooks County (5-0)
Last week: Beat Early County 42-8. Brooks led 35-6 at halftime after four Early turnovers. QB Malcolm Parrish passed for 213 yards and threw four TD passes, three to Deric Herring. Parrish also scored a touchdown and intercepted a pass. Next: Friday at Thomasville (1-4)
3. (3) Cook (4-0)
Last week: Beat Thomasville 17-3. Cook limited Thomasville to seven first downs. QB Ross Pickle scored both of Cook’s touchdowns. Next: Friday at Fitzgerald (4-1)
4. (4) Vidalia (5-0)
Last week: Beat Metter 28-7. RB Juan Foster rushed for 219 yards and a touchdown on 19 carries, and Tra Hardy had 81 yards on just three carries and scored on runs of 20 and 47 yards. LB Nic McBridge, a preseason all-state pick, had 13 tackles and three interceptions. Next: Friday at Atkinson County (0-5)
5. (5) Fitzgerald (4-1)
Last week: Beat Pelham 40-11. Fitzgerald trailed 11-5 but scored three touchdowns in the final six minutes of the first half, onea 42-yard interception return by D.J. Smith. Fitzgerald outgained Pelham 285-169, according to the Tifton Gazette. Next: Friday vs. Cook (4-0)
6. (6) Washington-Wilkes (5-0)
Last week: Beat Union County 36-0. QB Buck Robinson was 21-of-26 passing for 232 yards and three touchdowns. WR Mark White had nine catches or 126 yards and three touchdowns. LB Tomarkus Young had nine tackles and two sacks. Union County, which entered 4-0, was held to 32 yards of total offense. Next: Friday at Jefferson (3-1)
7. (9) Lamar County (3-0-1)
Last week: Beat Taylor County 15-0. Junior twins Lawrence Austin and Lance Austin scored on TD runs of 10 and 11 yards, respectively, in the third quarter. Tyler Scandrett kicked a 37-yard field goal in the first quarter. Next: Friday vs. Northeast (4-0)
8. (NR) Heard County (4-0)
Last week: Beat Kendrick 42-14. Duranta Dunson scored four touchdowns, all in the first half, the first on a 61-yard run on the first play from scrimmage. Dunson had 157 yards rushing on 10 carries. Heard led 35-0 at halftime. Heard County is ranked for the first time since 2007. Next: Friday at Chattahoochee County (2-2)
9. (NR) Greater Atlanta Christian (4-1)
Last week: Did not play. Next: Friday vs. Thomson (5-0)
10. (7) Lovett (2-3)
Last week: Lost to Fort Payne, Ala., 28-14. Lovett got within 21-14 on a 15-play, 80-yard drive late in the third quarter. But in the fourth, Fort Payne – ranked No. 7 in Alabama’s Class 5A – converted a fourth-and-2 at the Lovett 12 while driving for the clinching score. Lovett QB Willie Chandler was 14-of-22 passing for 155 yards and a touchdown. Lovett has lost three straight in a season for the first time under Mike Muschamp, who came to Lovett in 2005. All are against teams ranked in higher classifications. Next: Friday at Washington County (5-0)

Class A
1. (1) Eagle’s Landing Christian (4-1)

Last week: Beat Holy Innocents’ 42-3. Keyante Green, back in the lineup after missing two games with an injury, rushed for 134 yards on eight carries and scored three touchdowns. B Dalton Etheridge was 9-o-12 passing for 136 yards and also scored two touchdowns. SS Bryson Durden had two sacks. Next: Oct. 12 vs. Mount Vernon Presbyterian (2-3)
2. (2) Prince Avenue Christian (5-0)
Last week: Beat Athens Christian 40-0. Carl Mattox rushed for 216 yards and three touchdowns, two on runs of 58 and 76 yards. Next: Friday vs. Athens Academy (4-0)
3. (3) Aquinas (4-0)
Last week: Beat Twiggs County 50-8. RB Brendan Douglas scored six touchdowns, five rushing, and ran for 245 yards on 13 carries. He also had 60 yards receiving, 50 on a TD pass from Grey Klosinski. Next: Friday vs. Hancock Central (3-1)
4. (5) Calvary Day (4-0)
Last week: Off. Next: Friday vs. Savannah Country Day (1-3)
5. (6) Lincoln County (3-1)
Last week: Beat First Presbyterian 49-27. Lincoln County trailed 14-0 in the first quarter but scored six unanswered touchdowns. Mike McIntyre scored four touchdowns and rushed for 216 yards on 21 carries. QB Ben Turner was 14-of-15 passing for 217 yards. WR Zireycus Letman had eight catches for 115 yards. Jamar Norman returned the second-half kickoff 90 yards for a touchdown. Next: Friday at Warren County (1-3)
6. (7) Emanuel County Institute (4-1)
Last week: Beat Portal 48-0. ECI led 48-0 in the third quarter. QB Caleb Pressey was 5-for-5 passing for 108 yards and scored two touchdowns. RB Renaldo Williams rushed for 83 yards and two touchdowns on just five carries. ECI allowed just 108 yards in total offense. Next: Friday vs. Wheeler County (0-4)
7. (8) George Walton Academy (4-1)
Last week: Beat Commerce 26-14. GWA beat a previously unbeaten opponent with balanced rushing as B Hunter Rice (91 yards), Nick Waters (95) and Stanley Williams (89) each put up good numbers. Commerce led 14-7 in the fourth quarter, but GWA dominated from there. Next: Friday at Hebron Christian (1-3)
8. (NR) Athens Academy (4-0)
Last week: Beat Lakeview Academy 21-6. Eric Williams scored on a 19-yard TD pass from Austin Schulte and a 72-yard punt return and intercepted a pass for Athens Academy. Next: Friday at Prince Avenue Christian (5-0)
9. (NR) Savannah Christian (2-2)
Last week: Beat Johnson County 42-14. Jalen Myrick rushed for 86 yards on six carries and had six catches for 114 yards and scored two touchdowns. Savannah Christian forced five turnovers against previously unbeaten Johnson County, which led 14-7 in the first quarter. Next: Friday at Claxton (3-1)
10. (NR) Charlton County (3-2)
Last week: Beat Wilcox County 32-26. Charlton drove 70 yards on 14 plays and scored on a fourth-down, 5-yard run by Tyree Savage (140 yards rushing) with 1:05 left to break a 26-26 tie. Charlton scored three of its touchdowns quickly after Wilcox turnovers, one a snap that went over QB Makail Grace’s head. Devin Jones returned an interception 39 yards for a touchdown on the third play of the game. Grace threw four TD passes but was intercepted twice. He drove Wilcox to the Charlton 16 in the final minute but then was incomplete four straight times. Next: Friday at Turner County (4-1)

144 comments Add your comment

The Cross

September 30th, 2012
4:53 pm

Interesting 4 losses in the AAAAAA top ten and Norcross is the cause of two of them. This is a very good Norcross team which will run the table in Region 7 and will go deep in the playoffs.


September 30th, 2012
5:04 pm

there is only one team that stands in lowndes way this year imo and that is camden…..if someone knocks them out then it is lowndes state title to lose imo …this is after what i saw against colquitt fri night……..colquitt county had improved a lot since the loss in the dome to north gwinnett……16-14…not taking anything away from north gwinnett but colquitt had a lot of guys hurt and ont playing in that game……..colquitt has one of the top 3 defenses in the state and lowndes ran all over it…….

Lowndes varsity defense had give up 2 tds in 5 games……….and held colquitt county to around 150 yds total offense fri night

i know its early….but i feel lowndes has a defense comparable to the kind of defenses we had back in 2004….05..07…everyone better watch out this year


September 30th, 2012
5:05 pm

lowndes varsity d has given up 2 td all year……….not had


September 30th, 2012
5:16 pm


MLK would like to thank you for another win, however we must play the game first. MLK is 5-0 not 6-0. Soon to be 10-0 before the playoffs!


September 30th, 2012
5:18 pm

Here comes the crying..

East Cobb

September 30th, 2012
5:24 pm


Maybe you should hire a neighbor or someone to post for you.
I mean; yuo give lowndes hs…a…bad name buy tryin to type things……. yuorself..

Braves enter AJC Rankings at #8

September 30th, 2012
5:37 pm

[...] State Champion Calhoun (5-0) sits atop the AA rankings as they have all season long. The Braves are #2 in the state offensively averaging 45.3 per game [...]

Only a matter of time

September 30th, 2012
5:42 pm

N.Cobb vs. S. Cobb should be interesting. S. Cobb has a flare for the last minute dramatics.


September 30th, 2012
5:44 pm

Hey FridayNightLightsFan, get a towel for your crying, you wont hear any from Griffin fans. Stockbridge is THAT good. The Bears are in one of the toughest regions in the state this year..(look it up.) Griffin had an off night, granted, but that is no excuse as Those Tigers from Stockbridge came ready to play. They are a well coached team, so kudo’s to them. The mighty Bears will have their “paws” full again this week as they have to go to Tara to take on the tough Riverdale Raiders who are probably wanting to get in on the action of winning against Griffin….something not a lot of teams can boast about. GO BEARS!!


September 30th, 2012
6:31 pm

Washington’s opponents to date are 3-13. One of their opponents has scored 20 points all season (13 vs Washington) and has surrendered 172 pts in its 4 games this season. Another of its opponents scored 16 of its season total 41 vs Washington. Do you really think you can say that Washington has shown itself to be the 6th best team in 4A at this point n th season?


September 30th, 2012
6:41 pm

No love for Gordo Central, they will do it the hard way.


September 30th, 2012
6:55 pm

bksmith14……..Have you seen any of the Metro Atl Teams, other than NG, play? :-)


September 30th, 2012
6:57 pm

@Bear_Backer – LOL I was referring to others crying. I personal think Todd is doing a great job.

BullDawg Rick

September 30th, 2012
7:07 pm

The AAAAAA championship is going to come from Gwinnett, like it has the past 2 years & 6 of the past 12…

Todd Holcomb

September 30th, 2012
7:27 pm

”Do you really think you can say that Washington has shown itself to be the 6th best team in 4A at this point n th season?”

No. I doubt BTW or Monroe Area as good as the rankings show them. It’s hard to balance those teams w/ good records vs. weak schedules against those that have lost once or even twice against good schedules. Those two might be getting benefits of the doubt that others in other classes aren’t.

Swamp Lizard

September 30th, 2012
7:29 pm

7 Private schools in the Top 10 of the Class A poll …. maybe the Public schools will boycott the AJC until they get their own Top 10 !! …… Im sorry !! I just couldn’t help myself. ;)


September 30th, 2012
7:33 pm

NOBODY comes close to the mighty Northside Eagles! Go Big Blue!


September 30th, 2012
7:35 pm

Win and fall. Not as if we played a weak team and struggled. I can’t wait for the playoffs. Clearly, I am going to have to repeat myself. Given that we have a whole new audience, I don’t mind. That time is not now though. Congrats to all the winners from this week.


September 30th, 2012
7:54 pm

@ Todd == You really, really don’t have any faith in Lovejoy, do you ? Is it because they spoiled your all WR final or is it their past ? I hope it is not their past because you can put it up against many of the teams that are top level and the history of Lovejoy exceeds that of some of todays top programs. A team that goes 28-3 since 2009 to present should be recognized for what it has achieved. They won in dominating fashion as they should when playing lesser competition. Others are rewarded, we are delegated to a lower spot on the poll. It really will be O.K.. Just as it was last year, I will be sitting in the stands as everybodys favorite goes down friday after friday. Was I wrong last year ? Not wrong now ! This time, if we make it to the Big Game and finish 2nd., could you have the heart to allow us to call ourselves the “Runner Up”, or at least claim to be second best.

Carver Panther 1

September 30th, 2012
8:03 pm

No problem we are used to being underestimated, undervalued, and marginalized. We just have to keep on winning. Go panthers!! We know we are legit.


September 30th, 2012
8:04 pm

BullDawgRick…..we will see about that…….where did the state titles come from the other 6 years? You guessed it…lowndes and camden…….it will return home to one of these programs this year

camden74………..lowndes and camden have something not many of those metro atl teams other than grayson and maybe one or two more have………and that is a Defense and defense wins championships…….


September 30th, 2012
8:05 pm

BullDawg Rick…….You very well could be right, but I guarantee you it won’t be NORTH GWINNETT! :-)


September 30th, 2012
8:05 pm

Check out message board…..AAAAAA…..Ga. Varsity Sports Vent.
Interesting stuff going on

Golden Isles Fan

September 30th, 2012
8:07 pm

If Coffee contains Green and puts loads of pressure on Ramsey …….will it be a closer game than Valdosta?????????? Coffee does have a lot of depth and in my opinion should be the sleeper in region 1/6A…..very disciplined Coffee team…..Pruitt has been running the wing-t before 2000 and he is a very good coach and should be able to defend it. Not taking anything away from Camden,,,,,very good program……If Coffee can make it to playoffs they will be a force to be reckoned with…..later than sooner for it will take Coffee program to adapt to the system 2-3 yrs.



September 30th, 2012
8:11 pm

bksmith14……..I agree with you about the defense. But there’s one thing you’re overlooking, there are several teams in the Metro Area who can light up the score board! If you can’t score as fast as they can, you’re in trouble. Even a good defense sometimes gives up points. Therefore, you might have to out score your opponent! :-)

Dekalb County Guy

September 30th, 2012
8:19 pm

The AAAA rankings do seem a bit weird.

Washington was ranked 9 was off last week and moved up 3 slots. Jonesboro was ranked 7, played and won, yet dropped 3 slots.

But anyway, its just rankings, go BTW…..could War Eagle be a Marist fan?


September 30th, 2012
8:22 pm

Just watched youtube videos of lowndes stealing playcalls from colquitt. hhhmmmm. Maybe probst wasn’t crazy after all.


September 30th, 2012
8:26 pm

Sportsnut. My guess is Colquitt County’s 2nd loss made your loss to them less impressive (no loger a top 10 loss). Grayson’s loss to Parkview would put them higher then Lovejoy because Parkview is a top 10 team. Hopefully that is good enough logic for you.


September 30th, 2012
8:26 pm

Just looking at the rankings in AAAA outside of sandy creek the state title can be won by anybody I loke our chances with this young team that still growing.


September 30th, 2012
8:30 pm

Golden Isles Fan………Don’t know if you’ve watched Camden this season, but they are not a two man team! There are a number of players on offense that can make the opposition cry. Coffee’s best chance is to score early and often! If your QB is a good passer, if you have a couple of good receivers and a speedy hard runner, there might be light at the end of the tunnel. But, beware, that light might be a TRAIN! Go Camden County Wildcats! :-D


September 30th, 2012
8:31 pm

Also, North Gwinnett beat Colquitt County who beat Lovejoy. That is why NG is over LJ. All those are logical reasons.


September 30th, 2012
8:32 pm

Sorry “like”


September 30th, 2012
8:36 pm

I like valdosta but this year they have hit the dumps sure hope they can rebound from two ugly losses


September 30th, 2012
8:37 pm

CHECK THIS OUT. thomas county central coach (ex colquitt coach) wearing lowndes shirt with binoculars in front of press box talking to lowndes coaches.


September 30th, 2012
8:56 pm

Go MLK!!!!!!!! Uh, uhummm……………


September 30th, 2012
8:57 pm

How bout them Dawgs?!

Todd Holcomb

September 30th, 2012
9:32 pm

”The AAAA rankings do seem a bit weird. … Washington was ranked 9 was off last week and moved up 3 slots. Jonesboro was ranked 7, played and won, yet dropped 3 slots.”

AAAA is weird, I agree. But note that Jonesboro’s loss to Griffin is less forgiving now that Griffin has lost to Stockbridge.

”Sportsnut. My guess is Colquitt County’s 2nd loss made your loss to them less impressive (no loger a top 10 loss). Grayson’s loss to Parkview would put them higher then Lovejoy because Parkview is a top 10 team. Hopefully that is good enough logic for you.”

Correct. … Parkview moved ahead of Lovejoy because Parkview has two better wins (Grayson, Brookwood) than any of Lovejoy’s wins, IMO. Parkview also has a more ‘decent’ loss (to Norcross) than Lovejoy (to Colquitt). Also, now that Parkview has beaten a couple of other 2011 playoff teams (Archer, Brookwood), it makes Grayson’s loss to Parkview more reasonable.

I’ll say again – I’m not making predictions. That’s for Chip Saye. My predictions this season have been pretty weak, frankly. I’m just trying to rate the teams on what has happened thus far.


September 30th, 2012
9:34 pm

@ fan

Yea that proves it Lowndes had to cheat to win…….. NOT. come on man are we still on this??? ain’t it a little early to be crowning CC or camden or even Lowndes for that matter, and now it sounds like what everyone was saying about probst when he was winning last year, he was cheating,,, getting boys from ALA…

innocent until PROVEN….. give it a break, hey it must not have helped much we just did squeak it out.. Either the ol cheater didn’t know how to cheat or the cheating didn’t help much or it all what you bogus… Check facts before gossip… ..


September 30th, 2012
9:37 pm

@ Todd. There’s a coaching scandal erupting at Lowndes. Former Colquitt County assistant and current Thomas County Central assistant coach Buzz Payne is caught on video allegedley using binoculars staealing plays and conferring with Lowndes coaching staff in the press box. How ethical is this? Thought you might want to be aware. A NBC affiliate is investigating and is going to break it tomorrow.

TCC’S Bill Shaver has distanced himself on Saturday:

Here is a video that was posted today:


September 30th, 2012
9:41 pm

@ Camden74

Do you think there ia a team up north that can go all the way?? I know grayson had a bad game but it sounds as if they are getting more scores put on them this year, and may Lassiter’s Printz sounds like he’s the real??


September 30th, 2012
9:46 pm

Cheaters have a way of accusing and thinking every one else is just like them. Right Probst?


September 30th, 2012
9:48 pm

I believe of the teams up north to be watched there are 2. Norcross and Grayson.


September 30th, 2012
9:51 pm

IM not saying lowndes is not a good team or they shoulnt have beat colquitt but there is video evidence and they could have won that game without all the contreversy. Hate probst all you want but he knew what he was talking about. Give it a couple of days and we will see what all comes out. This is not an excuse for moultrie losing just very interesting that lowndes would go that far!!!

Gwinnett is Great

September 30th, 2012
9:52 pm

I would encourage anyone looking at “scores being put on grayson” to look into where those scores came from and who was on the field at the time…. that being said Lowndes fans, please defend this:


September 30th, 2012
9:53 pm

How is he talking through plexiglass? How could defense adjust fast enough on the field once the guy in the Alabama shirt with binoculars passed his thoughts on to the coaches in the press box who then radioed the call to the sidelines for the coaches to send hand signals to the defensive captain who can then tell the rest of the boys on the field what to do? Might have been trying, but can’t believe it really made a meaningful difference. Shame if it happened.

Plowboy - Viking

September 30th, 2012
9:53 pm

25 seconds between plays, does lowndes have radios in their helmets…..u really think that guy can relay down to the field then have the defense set?


September 30th, 2012
9:54 pm

@YO I watched Norcross play their scrimmage against Colquitt. I think they are top 3.

Plowboy - Viking

September 30th, 2012
10:09 pm

“He had the night off. We didn’t have anything assigned for him to do. What coach Payne does in his own time is his business,” Shaver said. “I don’t know what coach Payne did. They fired coach Payne two years ago. They played against coach Payne last year when he was at Valdosta.
“If coach Payne could steal signs, then we sure would have stolen from them and tried to hold them underneath 35 points (this year when we played them).
“They couldn’t move the ball on Lowndes. They shouldn’t blame anybody for not being able to move the ball except themselves.”
Central lost to Colquitt County 35-33 on Aug. 31, its only loss of the season. The two teams are not scheduled to play next season. Valdosta has replaced Colquitt County on Central’s schedule.


September 30th, 2012
10:14 pm

probably couldnt recognize his assistant coach being he was wearing maroon and had binoculars lol


September 30th, 2012
10:15 pm

When playing TCC, Colquitt changed up its signals since Buzz was the 2010 Packers RB’s coach and is very familiar with the signals used. How does anyone explain the video?