Things looking odd in 7-AAAA

It’s really no surprise that Northwest Whitfield and Ridgeland are off to 4-1 starts. Ridgeland was a playoff team a year ago. Northwest Whitfield went 6-4 for its eighth straight winning season.

Here’s what is shocking: Dalton is 2-3, has allowed an average of 35 points per game and is two plays away from being 0-5. That’s not the only strange-looking thing in Region 7-AAAA.

Things we learned in AAAA this week:

7-AAAA records are deceiving: At least in Division A they are. Cass and Cedartown are both 4-2, but they sit looking up at Pickens and River Ridge after the first week of sub-region games. River Ridge, a fourth-year program, overcame 254 yards and four touchdowns by Cedartown’s Nick Chubb to take a 35-27 win Friday according to the Cherokee Tribune. In Division B, Northwest Whitfield and Ridgeland are both 4-1 after winning their sub-region openers.

Washington can survive a tight game: The No. 6 Bulldogs, in their second year under head coach Rodney Hackney, downed South Atlanta 26-21 Thursday in their 6-AAAA Division B. Washington improved to 5-0, equaling their win total from a year ago.

The Marist defense is coming together: The No. 2 War Eagles posted their second straight shutout Friday night, blanking a Columbia club that had averaged more than 20 points in its first four games.

Trey Chivers drawing attention for Carrollton: Chivers’ 158-yard rushing night keyed the Trojans’ 44-13 win over Fayette County, giving the Carrollton four straight games scoring 35 points or more. The Trojans, who struggled out of the gate, dropping two of their first three games, have scored 110 points in the last two.

Westside-Macon knows how to pull away: The Seminoles kept their share of first place in 2-AAAA with their 40-21 win over Mary Persons. The first half was a shootout but the Westside, which got a 75-yard kickoff return from Shannon Smith, pulled away in the second half and overcame a 174-yard rushing night from Mary Persons’ Nick Davis.

Chestatee can survive the close ones: For the third straight week the War Eagles found themselves clawing for a win, and for the third straight week they got it done with two late scores in a 36-26 win over Johnson-Gainesville, according to the Gainesville Times. Chestatee got 149 rushing yards from Quan Clark and 127 from A.J. Sijiye.

16 comments Add your comment

WarEagle

October 6th, 2012
1:17 pm

Defense wins championships!

Dalton's 50+ years of questionable history

October 6th, 2012
2:17 pm

to quote the Reverend Wright…”Dalton’s chickens……have come home to roost!”….

No pressure no diamond

October 7th, 2012
8:53 am

Those 5 and 0 Carver panthers all they is just win. They are humble winners with love and respect for each other. Gooooo panthers we love you…….

Just want to know

October 7th, 2012
10:10 am

whats up with the stockbridge Tigers? can anyone let me know, is this team a good ball club? it looks like they may win that sub region with that lost dutchtown took friday.

LGFAN

October 7th, 2012
5:28 pm

Hey how bout a shout out to the Locust Grove Wildcats ….. Losing in the 3rd Quarter 31 to 0 to Dutchtown …Then coming back and beating them 40 to 37 …. That’s the 5 and 1 Locust Grove Wildcats!

ChambleeGoldJerseys

October 7th, 2012
6:47 pm

How about a shout out to the 5-0 Chamblee Bulldogs!!! 5-0 ain’t too shabby!!!

Jacketaxe

October 7th, 2012
8:03 pm

Ridgeland may be a gnat’s hair better than Carrollton.

Just a Fan

October 8th, 2012
10:09 am

Jacketaxe-so are a lot of other AAAA teams.This is truly an off year for Carrollton although many do not want to admit it.I still feel there are only 2 or 3 teams with a legit chance to advance all the way.As far as the criticism of Dalton-they are a program with a long and rich tradition.Things change-the school is now 55% Hispanic.I dont know how many play football.

Jefferson

October 8th, 2012
12:28 pm

Carrollton is big and fast and a good team, same goes with Ridgeland, they may be just a little better on defense. Dalton, they got nothing if Calhoun had a good night they could have hung 80 on them, but with that crowd they will tell you they gave all their losses away.

Just want to know

October 8th, 2012
9:49 pm

Plz tell me about Stockbridge!!! Is this team legit? I just want to know, just in case we meet in the playoffs.

Jay Stone

October 8th, 2012
10:39 pm

I saw Stockbridge play Griffin, a game they won on a buzzer-beating field goal, which masked how well they played. They put up over 400 yards of offense and left three scores on the field. I wouldn’t predict they’ll win a state championship, but they are a dangerous team.

Just want to know

October 9th, 2012
12:07 am

I hear they have a air tight “D” but they say the offence stuggles at times, what players are legit for SB?

Need to know

October 9th, 2012
9:56 am

Trying to figure out how Carrollton can be ranked when they haven’t posted a win against a team with a winning record all season. Tow of their three wins are against winless teams. What’s up with that? Chamblee is 5-0 with wins against DONEwoody (0-5), Druid Hills (2-3), GAC (4-2), South Atlanta (3-2) and Redan (1-4)…… I Need to know!

Just a Fan

October 9th, 2012
10:49 am

Need TO Know-One word:TRADITION.Compile a history of winning seasons.state&region championships,etc and you will recognized and given more respect than teams that have not earned this distinction.I should say “program”rather than team-some have it-some dont-it must be earned.The only rankings that count are the final ones and Carrollton in an off year will not be there at the end.

Need to know

October 9th, 2012
9:48 pm

Hey WarEagle – what can you tell us about Columbia? Are they legit?

RidgelandPanthers07

October 10th, 2012
4:55 pm

The team that is about to steam roll through the region isn’t odd at all. The same team who has won 4 dtraight subregions and 3 of the last 4 region titles. Just because you clowns put Dalton in your top 10 does not make anything about them sucking strange. They usually scrape out a winning season but it was clear they were going to suck this year before the season starts.