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Five things to watch for this week …

Which end of Cobb is better? It’s North Cobb (4-0) vs. South Cobb (4-0) in a game between Region 4’s remaining unbeaten teams. McEachern (3-2, 3-0) also is unbeaten in the region, but not overall. North Cobb is heavily favored despite those records, as the Maxwell Ratings are projecting a 15-point spread. North Cobb has routed everyone it has played, including Walton (49-17), while South Cobb has struggled against not-so-good Kennesaw Mountain (28-26) and Campbell (42-39).

Which part of East Cobb is better? This should be fun. Two of Georgia’s state player-of-the-year candidates are going head to head on Friday when second-ranked Lassiter (5-0) plays at home against Walton (4-1). Lassiter is led by Printz, who is 91-of-134 passing (67.9 percent) for 1,334 yards, 13 touchdowns and three interceptions this season. Walton has running back Tyren Jones, who has rushed for 1,120 yards and 13 touchdowns on 164 carries (6.8 ypc) on the season. At his current pace, Jones would need 13 games to break the state record for rushing yards in a season in the highest classification held by Caleb King of Parkview, who ran for 2,768 in 2005. Printz and Jones are Atlanta Journal-Constitution preseason Super 11 picks. They also were teammates at Lassiter (Jones transferred after his sophomore season) and in middle school. Walton beat Lassiter twice last season, once in the Class AAAAAA semifinals.

What’s in the Coffee? The presumptive playoff teams in Region 1 have been Camden County, Lowndes, Colquitt County and Valdosta. But Valdosta has lost to a Class AA team (Brooks County) and been routed by Camden County (43-6). Maybe it’s time to give Coffee some consideration. Coffee plays at Camden on Friday. Coffee did lose to AAAA Burke County (33-21) but handled region rival Tift County pretty good last week (24-7), holding Tift to some 100 yards of total offense. Coffee runs the Wing T under new coach Robby Pruitt, perhaps the top post-season hire in the state. Four Coffee backs have more than 150 yards rushing, each averaging at least 5.3 yards per carry, in Lecarvius Sears (44 carries, 273 yards), George Johnson (41-260), Timareion Simmons (34-223) and Santory Long (29-153).

Is Milton a contender in Region 5? Lassiter and Walton are the teams to beat in Region, but the other two unbeaten teams in the region – Milton (4-1, 2-0) and Etowah (4-3, 2-0) – play on Thursday. Milton has three offensive linemen committed to Division I schools. RB Peyton Barber has rushed for 867 yards, and DE Carl Lawson (committed to Auburn) has 10.5 sacks.

Who’s making the playoffs in Region 7? OK, so there aren’t a lot of marquee matchups this week. But let’s call Peachtree Ridge vs. Collins Hill the most important game for the teams involved. Why? Because The Walton-Lassiter loser is going to make the playoffs. The Ridge-Hill loser probably won’t. Peachtree Ridge (2-3) has its worst mid-season record since 2004. But Friday is a chance to clear some space for a playoff run as the Lions face Collins Hill (3-2) at home. Norcross (5-0) and North Gwinnett (4-1) are considered locks to make it. Mill Creek (3-2) has beaten Peachtree Ridge and is a front-runner for a third spot. In other words, Peachtree Ridge-Collins Hill is a must-win game for both.

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Smidgen

October 4th, 2012
10:05 am

I didn’t see any reporting of Mr. Propst’s filing a complaint with the GHSA over the alleged spying last Friday night. As much discussion as it has generated, I would have thought you would have been all over it Todd?

shimshawne

October 4th, 2012
12:02 pm

Region 4 road stills run through McEachern!

gman57

October 4th, 2012
12:27 pm

Folks in Coffee County appreciate the good words, but go ahead and plan to speak about them for next 5 weeks after Friday night. Camden is going down. Coffee’s defense will prove to the State and Region 1AAAAAA that “nobody” runs the ball on them!!!… Coffee’s O-Line average weight is 277 lbs. Camdens D-Line is small, but fast. In the 3rd Qtr, after Coffee’s O-Line has been pushing these light-weights around for 2 Qtrs, Coffee will turn on the afterburners and run away with the game. Coffee by 14.

Ricohman

October 4th, 2012
12:56 pm

gman57…you have got to be kidding me. Coffee by 14!!! Better layoff the moonshine my friend, obviously you are not of your right mind. You shutdown Tift and now think you can do the same to the CATS!!! Camden County is not Tift. But drive on over to Kingsland and watch the game. You will find out why we are the # 1 team in AAAAAA. Coach Heron will have the young men ready to play. In the 3rd quarter that big O-line you have will be sucking wind. People been calling us small for years. Just like the legendary Coach Bear Bryant used to say, we win because our 180 pounders whipped your 250 pounders ass. Bring it..The Mighty Wildcats of Camden County will give you a warm welcome to Chris Gilman Stadium.

gman57

October 4th, 2012
1:08 pm

Ricohman, The Big and Bad Camden Wildcats are going down Friday night. #5 will not get 50 yards rushing and/or receiving, and he sure as H–L will not be returning a kickoff for 7!…Coffee will sack Ramsey 3 to 5 times during the game.All I have heard about is the only “D-1″ prospect on Defense. 1 player does not make the defensive unit. That’s why is called “team sport”… He can be everywhere on the field at the same time. The Coffee Trojan’s will be making a statement on Friday!

Camden74

October 4th, 2012
1:46 pm

gman57…….You have to be a TROLL………That’s the only reason you could be saying all of the over the top stuff you’re saying! :-)

topper

October 4th, 2012
2:14 pm

gman57- You funny!

sportsnut

October 4th, 2012
2:39 pm

More news covering the over-rated.

Ricohman

October 4th, 2012
3:36 pm

Camden74 and topper, Don’t post much but had to respond to gman57 and his incoherent rambling. They get a name coach, go 4-1 and all of sudden they are the class of South Georgia football. Time to give them a spanking and they can go back to being irrelevant.

Lovejoydad

October 4th, 2012
3:37 pm

I’m with you sportsnut. I’m sick and tired of this too. The same old teams get covered and even when the get beaten the still rise in the rankings and get all the ajc love.

highschoolhigh

October 4th, 2012
3:41 pm

gman57,
6′9 370
6′4 315
6′2 290
6′3 280
score:Camden win
6′5 362
6′3 270
6′2 260
6′2 240
score: Camden win
6′3 305
6′2 270
6′2 290
6′2 350
score: Camden win
6′4 305
6′4 310
6′2 290
6′5 300
score: Camden win
6′3 300
6′6 320
6′0 290
6′4 290
Camden win
points allowed 25
points scored 241
Means nothing come friday, but they have been bigger.

Colquitt Fan

October 4th, 2012
6:08 pm

Wildcat Guy

October 4th, 2012
7:30 pm

Propst’s is not firing on all cylinders so what does he do, he blames his terrible play calling on the Vikings. I know we at Camden will really enjoy playing Colquitt this year! It will be a lot of fun this time around!

HS Sideline Observer

October 4th, 2012
8:51 pm

I’ve never pulled for a high school team to lose because of its coach, but I certainly will be pulling for Colquitty County to lose every game it plays as long as that jerk R. Propst is the head coach there. He is a proven liar – ask his wife – and a BONE HEAD INSTIGATOR. He blames losses on the ref’s, weather, his own players, and anything that comes to his measly head, rather than just admitting he got out coached and out played.

Colquitt Fan

October 4th, 2012
9:10 pm

I just wanna know if this stuff is proved will you guys admit you’re wrong?

Colquitt Fan

October 4th, 2012
9:17 pm

Wildcat guy: rush doesn’t call his plays. He did say that the play calling has been bad and i can’t say I disagree. I do wish you guys would wait a little while before you judge too hard, there is something to this investigation and could be some surprising stuff released. Why not wait an see if there’s some real cheaters exposed here instead of acussing him of cheating when all he did was cheat on his wife, with the woman whom he’s still married too. He has never done anything in moultrie that wasnagainst the rules

battleaxekid

October 4th, 2012
9:41 pm

@ Colquitt Fan

here we go again take it to the Jerry Springer show, Moultrie County is above this, and it drags the entire county down, and especially the kids that played their hearts out.. I agree if there is facts lets hear um or see um. if there are facts that constitutes illegal whatever it will come out, and if there is no factual evidence, then your coach is well…….. ya’ll will have contend with that.

Lowndes ran up and down the field all night and won and IMO fair and square.. come on man… get real… and I don’t mean any disrespect, CC is better than this, writing this with all the respect for Moultrie and the entire team…

WILDHAWG2012

October 4th, 2012
10:01 pm

I am glad as a packer fan to have Rush as a coach cause with him on our sidelines people are somewhat intimidated and we are always a threat to win the game.The guy says wild things sometimes and his antics on the sideline and sometimes in the locker room are crazy but the guy is passionate about his craft and about winning.Win or lose it will all be his fault and he will be talked about. I will take a coach with passion and fire anyday and i would hope this would also inspire the mity pack to also develope some fire and passion.Hey look at it this way,before Rush we scared no one now with him we are favored in most of the games we play in!!! Just look at all the things that are being said about this dude and he hasn’t even won a state title yet but he is working on it and soon.If not this year then maybe next but soon.I still think it could be this year but this season is far from over GOPACKGO

WILDHAWG2012

October 4th, 2012
10:03 pm

typo=WE are somewhat intimitating to others

Region8AAAAAA

October 4th, 2012
10:16 pm

Colquitt Fan

October 4th, 2012
10:23 pm

Wow, looks like ol buzz will do anything to get at back at his former team. Why would he even ask to be in the press box? What a shady guy. Grayson should be ashamed to stooping to that level. Says he just going on what other coaches have told him. He doesn’t accuse Grayson of anything in that article though

sportsnut

October 4th, 2012
11:18 pm

Maybe it’s time for some changes.

WILDHAWG2012

October 5th, 2012
12:02 am

Man this buzz guy needs a good ol Ga _ss kickin and then he should be banned from high school sports in Ga!! He should be banned from Ga all together. Wow

Camden74

October 5th, 2012
12:10 am

It’s interesting that this guy would complain about anything after all of the officiating gifts he’s be given! :-)

yo

October 5th, 2012
12:27 am

LOL I think Old Buzz has gotten into Probst’s head big time. fofl

yo

October 5th, 2012
12:30 am

yo

October 5th, 2012
12:34 am

WildHogg2012 if you think a lot was being said about Probst before, you haven’t seen any thing. Georgia may not be a big enough state to hold this guy after all of this, much less Moultrie.

He has accused 3 schools and their coaches along with good ole Buzz and has tried to bring Valdosta’s coach into the fray. So make it 4 schools.

Colquitt Fan

October 5th, 2012
7:45 am

The only thing he said about Valdosta was that Gillespie knows that Buzz and McPherson know each other. Randy says he don’t even know who buzz is which everyone knows isn’t true.

Oldschool Hawg

October 5th, 2012
7:46 am

You know it is interesting to see how many people pass judgement and question the actions that Coach Propst has taken. I bet none of those people have had their head on a platter before…none of those people have to depend on the skills, emotions, and hormones of teenagers every week to keep their job. Everyone wants to jump on a bandwagon to belittle and make CC and Coach Propst look bad, but if you were in the same position you would do everything within your power to make sure your kids got a fair chance at winning. And on top of that nobody that is officially affiliated with the football program has stated that we lost because of the former coaches actions. We have admitted several time that we got our behinds kicked….

yo

October 5th, 2012
9:20 am

Oldschool Probst doesn’t need any help in that regard.

Colquit Fan based on past histories of both coaches I would say
McPherson has more credability at this point than Probst ever will.

WILDHAWG2012

October 5th, 2012
9:22 am

@yo=well thats cool and all but i don’t really care too much about all the stuff Rush does off the field but i do care when my packer boys get downgraded and dissrespected because people don’t like Rush.If u don’t like him thats fine but understand our team is strong and they play hard every game.Our kids are always coachable and understand the mistakes they make and deal with it and move on.But no one is paying attention to our team but against our three 6aaaaaa teams we’ve only allowed one TD to each one of them.So we do have a defense and as long as we have that we are still in the mix for the title but it is a long season and their are a few great teams out their. But when the dusk settles we will have our say. Good luck to all teams this week and safe travels to all GOPACK

Just Rammin

October 5th, 2012
9:23 am

Asked the question on a previous blog, so perhaps the Colquitt fans can answer. By whom and why the Lowndes coaches box was being filmed.

Oldschool Hawg

October 5th, 2012
9:51 am

The name of the person is on the Youtube tagline, and he wasn’t filming the Lowndes coaches box he was filming Buzz Payne after everyone found out he was over there. Who knows what Buzz did before anyone noticed him. That little segment was only a tidbit of what he did that night.

Colquitt Fan

October 5th, 2012
10:00 am

There was some parents filming the defensive coaches bc Rush had been notified by several coaches About buzz helping Grayson last year in the semis. Not a fan or anything but coaches and more than one. There are photos of Payne on the sideline giving grayson signals, payne even asked if he could go into the press box and conn said no. i applaud him for that. This has been confirmed by mickey conn. we filmed Payne doing this the whole game last Friday.

No doubt Rush has a checkered past but he has done nothing in Moultrie. And really all he did before was cheat on his wife, like he’s the only one to ever do that. Nothing else was ever proven against him. Will your opinion change if McPherson is exposed on all of this? He’s already lied about not k owing Payne.

Prior to joining Colquitt County, Propst was fired from his position as head coach at Hoover High School in Alabama. In his nine seasons, Propst won 110 games and five Class 6A state championships with the Buccaneers. Propst’s firing came after an investigation by Birmingham-based reporter John Soloman, who alleged Propst changed players’ grades to make them eligible for college.
“I’ve made mistakes in my life, but I have had to pay for them,” Propst said. “These people, that are standing at those places, at Thomas County Central and at Lowndes, with authority and cannot sweep this under the rug. It made me understand that you are never in a position of power where you are not held accountable,” said Propst of his action at Hoover. “You are always held accountable for your actions. If you know something is going wrong, then you need to address it, be truthful. That is the number one thing I learned at Hoover. I learned it the hard way. I just feel like it has been done to me now. Our program has been done wrong and our kids have been done wrong.”

Camden74

October 5th, 2012
10:17 am

Interesting, no apology for the things he’s done wrong……..Seems he has no regrets about any of it. :-)

Colquitt Fan

October 5th, 2012
10:37 am

I can tell you guys he sincere in what he says. He knows he’s made mistakes and he’s apologized countless times. He’s generally grateful to be here and not gonna be stupid and make accusations without having proof. He has videos, photos, statements, emails and what not. This isn’t something that he just chooses to do. He’s given Lowndes plenty of credit and doesn’t want the win, he just wants people to know his kids played hard and could’ve been cheated out of a win by some unethical coaches

57Cat

October 5th, 2012
11:12 am

I may be wrong, and if so someone will surely correct me, but it is not against GHSA rules to steal signs. It is against the rules to use someone not on your staff or school’s payroll to do so. I think that distinction should be made.

Colquitt Fan

October 5th, 2012
11:18 am

That’s the whole argument Cat. A bitter coach from another staff doing this to us in multiple games.

57Cat

October 5th, 2012
11:25 am

That point sometimes seems to get lost in the verbiage.

sportsnut

October 5th, 2012
1:49 pm

Coach Hughes at Lovejoy could have come back from Moultrie and claimed cheating on CC behalf but didn’t. We took the loss and moved on. To those who say a coach should do whatever they need to win is simply wrong. Sometimes all a man has is his name and this coach does nothing to make sure his is a good name. Why can’t he just take a loss like a good coach and allow his charges to keep the faith in him as a leader of men. Why would the Board of Ed. hire someone who changes grades anyway ? We are in the midst of firing teachers right now in the APS because of changing grades. Like I said before, he would not be working in the Metro area.

bksmith14

October 5th, 2012
2:24 pm

colquittfan is igonrant………every time he talks igonarance just shows more and more……i told him on this board that colquitt was not the team they were last year…….but no….according to him they were better and they would stop lowndes run…………NOT…and colquitt will be even worse next year while lowndes will be better the next 2………i have headr all the excuses i care to hear…”colquitt didnt play well on offense” ” we had guys banged up” blah blah blah….Lowndes had 14 penalties also….had a bad snapped that resluted in a blocked field goal…we threw a stupid int on a drive where we would have scored had we kept running bc colquitt cd not stop the run….but all that does not matter….Lowndes won the game…….dominated the line of scrimmage……on both side….and colquitt did nothing…..all night…..on offense except make 1 big play

bksmith14

October 5th, 2012
2:26 pm

lowndes jv team is now 5-0….

34-6 over coffee
38-0 over colquitt
35-0 over cats
42-14 over tift
49-6 over tift

these boys will get a title before they graduate

bksmith14

October 5th, 2012
2:28 pm

ColquittFan and any other honest colquitt fan…………EXPLAIN THIS

Lowndes defense was already set before any of the colquitt offensive plays were called in…….

How is it that we used signs since this is the case……………..??? You dont have a correct answer …….bc of ignorance

Colquitt Fan

October 5th, 2012
3:23 pm

Bk, you calling someone ignorant is laughable. Dude, you have been clown #1 on this board for years. Stop being foolish. You read a blog here or a blog there and you act like you have sources everywhere, all the while people laugh and make fun of bc it’s obvious your only source is google. Maybe your team just played a little better this year, not much bc you scored one offensive TD and won by three points and cheated. And speaking of ignorant, you do realize JV just doesn’t turn varsity right? When they’re ready they join the big boys, no one cares about your jv that you’ve been spewing about the last few weeks. If I’m ignorant help me out with a question. Why didn’t the GHSA laugh at Propst instead of doing a real investigation while they told McPherson to get out of their office when alleged rush was cheating? Ol randy has already lied about being peers w buzz and soon he will be exposed of more. Keep talking trash you fake know it all

Colquitt Fan

October 5th, 2012
3:28 pm

And Lowndes wasn’t set all the time. We’re you even at the game, bc everything you’re saying is untrue. Sounds like you just read the newspaper and believed what the liar McPherson said.

Sorry guys for the name calling. I try and keep everything civil and show facts with what I say but when bk comes in here calling people ignorant I can’t help it. His only source is his multiple personalities during play time.

bksmith14

October 5th, 2012
3:28 pm

cOLQUITTfAN…..IT WASNT RANDY WHO WENT TO THE GHSA ABOUT PROPST……IT WAS ABOUT 15 DIFF COACHES YOU MORON!!

I knew a day before it came out that the game wasnt going to be overturned due to sources…i also know more ….but i will just keep hush for now…and in about 5 more days i will reveal it all

bksmith14

October 5th, 2012
3:31 pm

no colquitt fan .. i have was at the game and also watched it on film…and also have had a few people who were at the td club meeting who saw the game film that saw the same thing eveyone else has said……we were all set…..you must be a xbox madden homey or something that sits at home everyday and eats gummy bears and has nothing esle to do

Colquitt Fan

October 5th, 2012
3:35 pm

Now sportsnut, why come spouting stuff when have no clue t’s true. It was never shown that rush changed any grade. It was alleged. Says that plain as day above. And let me ask you this, if knew a team was cheating against you, would you not want your coach to report something if he had to proof to take up for your team and kids? Of course you would, any coach w half a brain would.

Coach madden

October 5th, 2012
3:37 pm

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Colquitt Fan

October 5th, 2012
3:42 pm

Wrong, it was randy. It’s been stated several times. It was randy. Besides, rush didn’t do anything wrong. How will you spin it if y’all are caught? And why are y’all bein investigated if you didn’t do anything? Rush has lots of proof. Photos, videos, coach’s statements, etc. might be time to start worrying. Y’all won, It will stay that way. Nobody wants it changed, nobody wants to win that way. But we don’t wanna win by using bitter ex coaches to aid against a team. We wanna win fair and square, obviously Lowndes will go to whatever lengths to win a game