Thomas County Central, Kell the favorites as 1-AAAAA, 7-AAAAA start region play

Region play begins this week in 1-AAAAA and 7-AAAAA, and they kick it off right with some big games on the schedule. Today, we continue our look at the playoff chances for every team in the regions as they begin the games that count.

Keep in mind that no team is given a 100 percent chance of making the playoffs, because there are too many unknowns, and the 95 percent grade has been reserved for Tucker and Northside-Warner Robins, the two elites in the classification. Remember also that the top four teams in each region advance to the playoffs.

As always, tell us which teams on the lists below are getting too much credit, and which ones are being underestimated.

Region 4-AAAAA also begins league play this week, but we’ll assess the playoff chances for that region next week.

Region 1-AAAAA

Thomas County Central hosts Bainbridge on Friday in the game that likely decides the region championship, although the winner will still need to beat undefeated Lee County to essentially wrap things up. All three should make the playoffs easily. The real battle will be for the fourth spot, probably between Hardaway and Northside-Columbus. Both teams have had similar results in the first half of the season – Northside is 2-2-1 and Hardaway is 2-3; Northside beat Jordan by 27 points, Hardaway beat Jordan by 26; and both teams lost to Shaw by 21. Harris County is 1-4 but could sneak in if it beats Northside and Hardaway.

Thomas County Central – 94%

Bainbridge – 90%

Lee County – 80%

Hardaway – 55%

Northside-Columbus – 55%

Harris County – 26%

Region 7-AAAAA

This region is more complicated because it is subdivided and will have a region championship game. The two teams playing for the title might be decided this weekend when Creekview meets Sequoyah in Division A and Kell faces Riverwood in Division B. Pope also will be a factor in the Division B race. Regardless of how that shakes out, those five teams are almost certain to claim the four playoff berths. The other six teams in the region have a combined record of 2-24, and the two victories came in head-to-head crossover games last weekend.

Kell – 90%

Creekview – 80%

Pope – 70%

Riverwood – 70%

Sequoyah – 50%

Forsyth Central – 10%

Osborne – 10%

Sprayberry – 10%

Northview – 5%

Cambridge – 3%

North Springs – 2%

9 comments Add your comment

Woody

October 2nd, 2012
2:28 pm

There was no mention of Ware Co. anywhere in this post…what’s up with that???

ATLnative

October 3rd, 2012
6:59 am

Because WACO is not in either of those two regions.

Ed Pilcher

October 3rd, 2012
10:59 am

Because, Woody…..You Ware Co. genius you…..Ware does not PLAY in either 1-AAAAA or 7-AAAAA. Durka-DUR!!!!!!!!!!!!!

Woody

October 3rd, 2012
11:48 am

The point was referring to the title of the article yesterday which said Ware Co. It has since been corrected…geniuses.

Woody

October 3rd, 2012
11:48 am

Your apologies will be accepted any time.

Ed Pilcher

October 3rd, 2012
12:44 pm

Woody….You Ware Co. genius you……..thee key word in your post was ‘yesterday’….Durka-DUR!!!!!

Jacket Buzzzzzz.

October 3rd, 2012
12:48 pm

I hope you’re not serious when you say someone will need to beat Lee Co. to wrap up 1-AAAAA. Lee Co is a joke of a program that schedules A and AA opponents so that they can win some games, and then they are lucky to be a 4-seed at season’s end once they get into region play.
This year will be no different.

Woody

October 3rd, 2012
3:53 pm

It was the same article AH! I was attempting to make a joke because the title was wrong. Perhaps if you would pay a little more attention, you would have seen the same thing. And yes, it was posted “yesterday”. Just take a look at the date.

Ed Pilcher

October 7th, 2012
3:08 pm

Just too many dadgum penalties…………..