Predictions: Lassiter, North Cobb will win key Cobb County showdowns

Some of the state’s biggest games this week involve Cobb County schools. Lassiter and rival Walton battle for a share of the lead in 5-AAAAAA, No. 6 North Cobb meets unbeaten South Cobb in 4-AAAAAA, and Kell takes on undefeated Riverwood in a key subregion opener in 7-AAAAA. I’ll go with Lassiter, North Cobb and Kell in those games, plus expect Camden County to continue blazing a trail through 1-AAAAAA and Thomas County Central to beat Bainbridge in what could be the 1-AAAAA title game.

Congratulations go out to Tom Ransbotham of Kennesaw, who was last week’s winner in the High School Football Pickoff contest. Ransbotham was one of three contestants to correctly pick the winner in 13 of 15 games and won the tiebreaker for the closest guess of the score in the Norcross-Mill Creek game. Click here to sign up and participate in this week’s contest.

THE WEEKEND PREDICTIONS

Last week: 151-28 (.844); Overall: 735-190 (.795)

THURSDAY

Winner##Loser

Bowdon##Jordan

Callaway##Chapel Hill

Drew##Forest Park

LaGrange##Columbus

Milton##Etowah

Mundy’s Mill##Mount Zion-Jonesboro

Warner Robins##Jones Co.

Washington##South Atlanta

Westside-Macon##Mary Persons

FRIDAY

Adairsville##North Murray

Alcovy##Newton

Allatoona##New Manchester

Appling Co.##Pierce Co.

Aquinas##Hancock Central

Archer##Shiloh

Bacon Co.##Long Co.

Baldwin##Rutland

Benedictine##Bryan Co.

Bleckley Co.##Crawford Co.

Bremen##Kendrick

Brooks Co.##Thomasville

Brookstone##Pacelli

Brookwood##Dacula

Buford##West Hall

Burke Co.##Wayne Co.

Butler##Hephzibah

Calvary Day##Savannah County Day

Camden Co.##Coffee

Carrollton##Fayette Co.

Cartersville##Lakeview-Fort Oglethorpe

Carver-Atlanta##Banneker

Cass##Pickens

Cedar Grove##Towers

Cedartown##River Ridge

Central-Macon##Southwest-Macon

Chamblee##Redan

Charlton Co.##Turner Co.

Chestatee##Johnson-Gainesville

Clarke Central##Salem

Colquitt Co.##Tift Co.

Commerce##Athens Christian

Cook##Fitzgerald

Creekside##Starr’s Mill

Creekview##Sequoyah

Dawson Co.##Banks Co.

Dooly Co.##Hawkinsville

Dutchtown##Locust Grove

Early Co.##Berrien

East Laurens##Dublin

Effingham Co.##Windsor Forest

Elbert Co.##Oconee Co.

Emanuel Co. Institute##Wheeler Co.

Evans##Greenbrier

First Presbyterian##Georgia Military

Flowery Branch##Apalachee

Forsyth Central##North Springs

Gainesville##Cedar Shoals

George Walton Academy##Hebron Christian

Gordon Central##Coahulla Creek

Gordon Lee##Christian Heritage

Grady##Therrell

Grayson##Central Gwinnett

Greene Co.##Social Circle

Greenville##Central-Talbotton

Griffin##Riverdale

Haralson Co.##B.E.S.T. Academy

Harrison##Kennesaw Mountain

Hart Co.##East Jackson

Heard Co.##Chattahoochee Co.

Heritage-Conyers##Winder-Barrow

Hillgrove##Pebblebrook

Hiram##Lithia Springs

Holy Innocents’##Mount Vernon Presbyterian

Irwin Co.##Telfair Co.

Jackson##Pike Co.

Jackson Co.##Franklin Co.

Jefferson Co.##Dodge Co.

Jenkins##Bradwell Institute

Jenkins Co.##Portal

Jonesboro##North Clayton

Kell##Riverwood

King’s Ridge##Mount Paran Christian

Lakeside-Evans##Grovetown

Lamar Co.##Northeast-Macon

Laney##Screven Co.

Lassiter##Walton

Lee Co.##Hardaway

Liberty Co.##Glenn Hills

Lincoln Co.##Warren Co.

Lovejoy##Rockdale Co.

Lowndes##Brunswick

Luella##Druid Hills

Manchester##Temple

Marion Co.##Schley Co.

Marist##Columbia

McEachern##Campbell

McIntosh Co. Academy##Toombs Co.

Metter##Jeff Davis

Mill Creek##Meadowcreek

Miller Co.##Calhoun Co.

Mitchell Co.##Randolph-Clay

Mount Zion-Carroll##Southwest Atlanta Christian

Norcross##Habersham Central

North Cobb##South Cobb

North Gwinnett##Duluth

North Hall##East Hall

North Oconee##Morgan Co.

North Paulding##South Paulding

Northside-Warner Robins##Houston Co.

Northview##Cambridge

Northwest Whitfield-Heritage-Catoosa

Oglethorpe Co.##Union Co.

Our Lady of Mercy##Landmark Christian

Pace Academy##Strong Rock Christian

Peach Co.##Henry Co.

Peachtree Ridge##Collins Hill

Perry##West Laurens

Pope##Osborne

Prince Avenue Christian##Athens Academy

Putnam Co.##Macon Co.

Rabun Co.##Riverside Military

Richmond Hill##Groves

Ridgeland##Dalton

Ringgold##Sonoraville

Rockmart##Jackson-Atlanta

Rome##Paulding Co.

St. Francis##Cross Keys

St. Pius##McNair

Sandy Creek##Troup

Savannah##Southeast Bulloch

Savannah Christian##Claxton

Seminole Co.##Terrell Co.

Shaw##Alexander

South Effingham##Cross Creek

South Gwinnett##Berkmar

Southeast Whitfield##LaFayette

Spalding##Upson-Lee

Statesboro##Swainsboro

Stockbridge##Eagle’s Landing

Stone Mountain##Lithonia

Tattnall Co.##Brantley Co.

Taylor Co.##Monticello

Thomas Co. Central##Bainbridge

Thomson##Greater Atlanta Christian

Treutlen##Montgomery Co.

Trion##Glascock Co.

Union Grove##Ola

Veterans##Howard

Vidalia##Atkinson Co.

Villa Rica##Woodland-Cartersville

Walker##Mount Pisgah Christian

Ware Co.##Glynn Academy

Washington Co.##Lovett

Washington-Wilkes##Jefferson

Westside-Augusta##Harlem

Wheeler##Roswell

Whitefield Academy##Fellowship Christian

Whitewater##Northgate

Wilcox Co.##Lanier Co.

Wilkinson Co.##Twiggs Co.

Woodstock##Cherokee

Woodward Academy##Decatur

SATURDAY

Baconton Charter##North Cobb Christian

*Games involving out-of-state teams not included

8 comments Add your comment

bksmith14

October 4th, 2012
12:48 pm

the only game lowndes has a shot to lose during reg season is camden…….other than that tift..brunswick..coffee….and valdosta just simply are not going to beat lowndes

Columbia Blue Blood

October 4th, 2012
1:10 pm

I hope Camden doesn’t overlook any of the teams before Lowndes or Colquitt. I think Coffee is formidable, Tift is down this year but sorta talented and Brunswick may want to reignite the rivalry and play well.

Golden Isles Fan

October 4th, 2012
4:54 pm

I am not saying Coffee will beat Camden……..I’m just saying they will not get beat down like Valdosta ….region 1/6A needs to be leery of the teams up north that have 1 maybe 2 teams to challenge them….because that if how calhoun and buford were …..they were healthier and their 2nd and 3rd teams got a lot of snaps…..while region 1/2A battled every week…..

just saying…..

cat doc

October 4th, 2012
5:35 pm

I have a prediction for next week at the Winnersville game. Valdosta will take down Lowndes by the score of 21- 17. Cofffee will give C-high all they want this week, big line.

"THE CANNON RULES"

October 4th, 2012
6:35 pm

Well my RAIDERS from EAST are off this week so we are heading to watch ALLATOONA beat NEW MANCHESTER…the other picks look dead on…

HIRAM beats LITHIA SPRINGS
NORTH PAULDING beats SOUTH PAULDING
ROME beats PAULDING COUNTY

TICK…TICK…TICK…BOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOM!!!
GO RAIDERS!!!

sportsnut

October 4th, 2012
10:01 pm

@ Golden Isles Fan == You are so right about being leery of a North Georgia team. We are waiting for the playoffs to do a repeat run to the Dome.

Pooky

October 4th, 2012
10:17 pm

hey sportsnut, are they giving accredidation at the Dome? Your not not in 4A anymore Coach.

sportsnut

October 5th, 2012
6:00 am

@ Pooky == We know that. Guess what ? You are no longer in 5A ! Speaking of accreditation, you can credit us with wins of the field. 28-3 since 09′. How are you doing ?