Maxwell Ratings: Camden County hangs on to No. 1 in all classes; computer still likes Buford in AAA, forfeits aside

Each week, AJC.com will publish the Maxwell Ratings to give fans a computerized look at how Georgia’s 412 football-playing teams rank in each class and in all classifications.

Below are the rankings through games of Oct. 20.

The Maxwell Ratings are based strictly on scores. As the season progresses, the rankings will rely more and more on this season’s results and less on previous seasons. By the playoffs, the rankings will reflect 2012 results entirely.

All-Classification
1. Camden County (93.84)
2. Northside (Warner Robins) (93.38)
3. Norcross (93.21)
4. Lowndes (89.9)
5. North Gwinnett (88.66)
6. Grayson (86.93)
7. West Forsyth (86.67)
9. Colquitt County (85.87)
8. Lassiter (85.87)
10. Sandy Creek (85.19)
11. Calhoun (84.67)
12. Gainesville (83.65)
13. Buford (81.78)
14. Lovejoy (81.6)
15. Parkview (81.24)
16. Peach County (80.65)
17. Burke County (80.49)
18. M.L. King (80.07)
19. East Paulding (80.06)
20. Tucker (79.19)
21. Thomas County Central (79)
22. Thomson (78.35)
23. Washington County (77.71)
24. Coffee (77.6)
25. McEachern (77.3)

Class AAAAAA
1. Camden County (93.84)
2. Norcross (93.21)
3. Lowndes (89.9)
4. North Gwinnett (88.66)
5. Grayson (86.93)
6. West Forsyth (86.67)
7. Colquitt County (85.87)
8. Lassiter (85.87)
9. Lovejoy (81.6)
10. Parkview (81.24)
11. Coffee (77.6)
12. McEachern (77.3)
13. Walton (77.2)
14. Brookwood (77.03)
15. Valdosta (76.7)
16. Johns Creek (76.21)
17. Mill Creek (75.95)
18. Archer (75.67)
19. South Gwinnett (75.35)
20. Collins Hill (74.38)
21. Milton (74.37)
22. North Cobb (71.14)
23. Marietta (70.33)
24. Alpharetta (69.73)
25. Newnan (68.65)
26. Peachtree Ridge (68.18)
27. Hughes (67.58)
28. Hillgrove (66.64)
29. South Cobb (66.61)
30. East Coweta (66.53)
31. Chattahoochee (65.48)
32. Etowah (65.39)
33. Central Gwinnett (65.27)
34. Wheeler (64.11)
35. Dacula (63.77)
36. Brunswick (61.55)
37. Lambert (60.96)
38. Woodstock (59.99)
39. Tift County (59.38)
40. Harrison (58.79)
41. Tri-Cities (57.98)
42. Duluth (55.71)
43. Roswell (55.09)
44. Shiloh (54.86)
45. Centennial (54.68)
46. Newton (54.31)
47. Campbell (50.98)
48. North Forsyth (49.62)
49. Douglas County (49.48)
50. Alcovy (48.92)
51. Mountain View (48.55)
52. Kennesaw Mountain (48.37)
53. South Forsyth (47.76)
54. Cherokee (46.66)
55. Westlake (45.09)
56. Pebblebrook (44.39)
57. Berkmar (41.9)
58. Luella (37.46)
59. Rockdale County (36.13)
60. Habersham Central (36.1)
61. Morrow (26.71)
62. Druid Hills (26.6)
63. Meadowcreek (19.36)

Class AAAAA
1. Northside (Warner Robins) (93.38)
2. Gainesville (83.65)
3. M.L. King (80.07)
4. East Paulding (80.06)
5. Tucker (79.19)
6. Thomas County Central (79)
7. Kell (75.51)
8. Stephenson (74.99)
9. Warner Robins (74.78)
10. Flowery Branch (73.75)
11. Ware County (71.69)
12. Whitewater (70.52)
13. Allatoona (70.4)
14. Heritage (Conyers) (65.53)
15. Clarke Central (64.94)
16. Southwest DeKalb (64.65)
17. Lee County (62.85)
18. Rome (62.55)
19. Bainbridge (61.63)
20. Mays (60.96)
21. Union Grove (60.93)
22. Pope (59.98)
23. Creekview (59.51)
24. Creekside (58.61)
25. North Paulding (57.93)
26. Miller Grove (57.7)
27. Lakeside (Evans) (57.45)
28. Jones County (56.65)
29. Glynn Academy (56.63)
30. Northgate (56.55)
31. Apalachee (56.4)
32. South Paulding (55.96)
33. Cedar Shoals (55.6)
34. Drew (54.94)
35. Riverwood (51.46)
36. Richmond Hill (50.98)
37. Sprayberry (50.79)
38. Houston County (50.58)
39. Sequoyah (50.48)
40. Harris County (48.93)
41. Hiram (48.86)
42. McIntosh (48.54)
43. Starr’s Mill (48.39)
44. Effingham County (47.69)
45. Mundy’s Mill (47.68)
46. Arabia Mountain (47.56)
47. Villa Rica (46.8)
48. Grovetown (46.66)
49. Loganville (45.87)
50. Salem (44)
51. Hardaway (43.81)
52. Evans (43.44)
53. Jenkins (42.3)
54. Ola (42.26)
55. Greenbrier (39.66)
56. Dunwoody (39.24)
57. Northview (37.59)
58. Lakeside (DeKalb) (36.45)
59. New Manchester (36.19)
60. Windsor Forest (36.15)
61. Woodland (Cartersville) (35.21)
62. Northside (Columbus) (35.12)
63. Lithia Springs (33.58)
64. Forsyth Central (32.78)
65. Paulding County (32.1)
66. Mount Zion (Jonesboro) (31.78)
67. North Atlanta (31.66)
68. Bradwell Institute (30.91)
69. Winder-Barrow (29.53)
70. Osborne (28.62)
71. Groves (25.91)
72. Forest Park (22.86)
73. Clarkston (14.05)
74. Cambridge (8.62)
75. North Springs (0.01)

Class AAAA
1. Sandy Creek (85.19)
2. Burke County (80.49)
3. Carrollton (75.39)
4. Marist (75.11)
5. Griffin (72.95)
6. Westside (Macon) (72.38)
7. Stockbridge (68.82)
8. Cairo (67.69)
9. Statesboro (67.52)
10. Ridgeland (66.52)
11. Jonesboro (65.96)
12. Baldwin (65.16)
13. Monroe (63.49)
14. Chamblee (61.2)
15. Grady (60.14)
16. Monroe Area (59.76)
17. Carver (Atlanta) (59.61)
18. Mary Persons (59.29)
19. Riverdale (58.89)
20. Perry (58.36)
21. Westover (57.91)
22. Dutchtown (56.2)
23. Washington (55.06)
24. Dalton (54.33)
25. Americus-Sumter (54.12)
26. Stephens County (53.89)
27. LaGrange (53.85)
28. Columbia (53.3)
29. Eastside (53.13)
30. Shaw (52.89)
31. Cass (52.75)
32. Northwest Whitfield (52.15)
33. Wayne County (52)
34. Veterans (51.7)
35. Chestatee (50.51)
36. Locust Grove (50.31)
37. Banneker (50.22)
38. North Clayton (49.27)
39. West Laurens (48.28)
40. Upson-Lee (47.36)
41. Troup (47.33)
42. Worth County (47.21)
43. Gilmer (46.27)
44. Fayette County (45.78)
45. River Ridge (45.29)
46. Pickens (44.77)
47. Liberty County (43.83)
48. Cedartown (43.78)
49. Woodland (Stockbridge) (43.54)
50. Stone Mountain (41.49)
51. South Effingham (41.38)
52. Albany (41.3)
53. Spalding (41.25)
54. Crisp County (40.99)
55. South Atlanta (40.43)
56. Rutland (40.11)
57. Lithonia (39.83)
58. Lanier (39.35)
59. Richmond Academy (38.24)
60. Redan (38.14)
61. Eagle’s Landing (37.55)
62. Alexander (32.26)
63. Johnson (Gainesville) (31.14)
64. Dougherty (28.55)
65. Southeast Whitfield (26.69)
66. Lumpkin County (25.17)
67. Glenn Hills (24.8)
68. LaFayette (23.39)
69. Cross Creek (22.35)
70. Madison County (21.2)
71. Walnut Grove (18.84)
72. Therrell (18.6)
73. Columbus (17.96)
74. Butler (17.33)
75. Heritage (Catoosa) (17.2)
76. Howard (16.14)
77. Hephzibah (2.86)

Class AAA
1. Buford (81.78)
2. Peach County (80.65)
3. Thomson (78.35)
4. Washington County (77.71)
5. St. Pius (73.6)
6. Carver (Columbus) (72.23)
7. North Oconee (62.09)
8. Woodward Academy (62.02)
9. Blessed Trinity (60.63)
10. Cartersville (60.39)
11. Elbert County (58.21)
12. North Hall (57.67)
13. Callaway (56.85)
14. Cedar Grove (54.72)
15. Appling County (53.57)
16. Pierce County (52.76)
17. Jefferson County (52.07)
18. Jackson (50.91)
19. Swainsboro (49.9)
20. Gordon Central (49.3)
21. Hart County (46.66)
22. Morgan County (46.19)
23. Adairsville (45.92)
24. Ringgold (45.13)
25. White County (45.05)
26. Chapel Hill (44.01)
27. Dodge County (42.87)
28. Tattnall County (42.62)
29. Lakeview-Ft. Oglethorpe (42.57)
30. Pike County (42.31)
31. Dawson County (41.08)
32. Decatur (40.95)
33. Rockmart (40.92)
34. Central (Carrollton) (37.12)
35. Henry County (35.89)
36. Jackson County (35.63)
37. North Murray (35.61)
38. Central (Macon) (34.66)
39. Jackson (Atlanta) (33.98)
40. Oconee County (32.81)
41. McNair (31.1)
42. Beach (29.02)
43. Haralson County (28.72)
44. Franklin County (28.64)
45. Savannah (27.44)
46. Southeast Bulloch (27.09)
47. B.E.S.T Academy (26.34)
48. Southwest (25.31)
49. East Hall (24.81)
50. Johnson (Savannah) (23.99)
51. West Hall (23.13)
52. Fannin County (22.89)
53. Sonoraville (22.29)
54. Banks County (21.48)
55. Coahulla Creek (21.07)
56. Douglass (20.95)
57. Brantley County (13.55)
58. East Jackson (13.37)
59. Towers (6.07)
60. Cross Keys (-25.83)

Class AA
1. Calhoun (84.67)
2. Brooks County (76.33)
3. Fitzgerald (66.7)
4. Lovett (65.09)
5. Cook (64.2)
6. Greater Atlanta Christian (63.45)
7. Westminster (56.3)
8. Jefferson (55.83)
9. Lamar County (55.68)
10. Vidalia (54.54)
11. Early County (53.82)
12. Washington-Wilkes (53.49)
13. Heard County (53.13)
14. Laney (51.12)
15. Screven County (50.69)
16. Bleckley County (49.62)
17. Thomasville (49.31)
18. Benedictine (48.68)
19. McIntosh County Academy (47.01)
20. Northeast (46.33)
21. Wesleyan (43.41)
22. Bowdon (43.14)
23. Pepperell (42.4)
24. Manchester (41.77)
25. East Laurens (38.68)
26. Bacon County (37.76)
27. Toombs County (37.45)
28. Macon County (32.27)
29. Bremen (32.27)
30. Putnam County (30.99)
31. Westside (Augusta) (30.93)
32. Kendrick (30.54)
33. Taylor County (30.24)
34. Coosa (29.94)
35. Greene County (27.19)
36. Dade County (25.54)
37. Model (25.02)
38. Metter (24.38)
39. Union County (24.34)
40. Bryan County (24.17)
41. Long County (23.45)
42. Berrien (23.39)
43. Chattahoochee County (22.68)
44. Dublin (22.38)
45. Oglethorpe County (21.74)
46. Pelham (21.54)
47. Armuchee (21.31)
48. Monticello (20.79)
49. Rabun County (20.51)
50. Jeff Davis (19.59)
51. Chattooga (17.87)
52. Spencer (17.61)
53. Harlem (11)
54. Josey (9.74)
55. Temple (9.71)
56. Hapeville (6.82)
57. Riverside Military (5.96)
58. Crawford County (5.64)
59. Atkinson County (3.67)
60. Jordan (-0.92)
61. Murray County (-2.31)
62. Social Circle (-3.42)

Class A (public)
1. Lincoln County (58.15)
2. Wilcox County (55.95)
3. Wilkinson County (53.44)
4. Emanuel County Institute (52.4)
5. Irwin County (47.24)
6. Charlton County (45.42)
7. Dooly County (45.39)
8. Marion County (44.6)
9. Clinch County (44.2)
10. Seminole County (43.12)
11. Claxton (41.75)
12. Greenville (40.76)
13. Miller County (39.97)
14. Turner County (39.57)
15. Johnson County (38.49)
16. Mitchell County (38.44)
17. Gordon Lee (34.2)
18. Trion (32.71)
19. Hancock Central (32.69)
20. Commerce (32.69)
21. Hawkinsville (28.05)
22. Telfair County (27.4)
23. Terrell County (26.83)
24. Treutlen (26.78)
25. Jenkins County (24.56)
26. Mount Zion (Carroll) (23.33)
27. Georgia Military College (22.04)
28. Twiggs County (21.05)
29. Randolph-Clay (18.86)
30. Calhoun County (17.36)
31. Warren County (17.16)
32. Lanier County (16.12)
33. Schley County (15.29)
34. Portal (12.75)
35. Wheeler County (9.56)
36. Central (Talbotton) (6.68)
37. Glascock County (6.38)
38. Montgomery County (-3.1)
39. Rabun Gap (-4.1)
40. Baconton (-4.99)
41. Towns County (-5.11)
42. Stewart County (-15.36)

Class A (private)
1. Eagle’s Landing Christian (67.56)
2. Prince Avenue Christian (52.11)
3. Savannah Christian (51.94)
4. Athens Academy (51.87)
5. Darlington (48.83)
6. Aquinas (48.2)
7. Calvary Day (46.82)
8. First Presbyterian (45.24)
9. Landmark Christian (43.49)
10. Holy Innocents (42.55)
11. George Walton Academy (41.9)
12. Brookstone (38.87)
13. Our Lady of Mercy (35.98)
14. Walker (35.4)
15. Athens Christian (30.16)
16. Whitefield Academy (28.5)
17. Pinecrest Academy (26.55)
18. Christian Heritage (26.35)
19. Mount Paran Christian (25.7)
20. Pace Academy (25.46)
21. King’s Ridge (25.2)
22. Mount Pisgah Christian (22.24)
23. Pacelli (16.01)
24. Savannah Country Day (15.97)
25. Lakeview Academy (15.71)
26. Strong Rock Christian (12.23)
27. Mount Vernon (3.53)
28. Fellowship Christian (1.77)
29. Southwest Atlanta Christian (0.61)
30. St. Francis (-2.07)
31. Hebron Christian Academy (-6.45)
32. North Cobb Christian (-18.74)
33. Providence Christian (-22.8)


The ratings are compiled by Loren Maxwell, who has been involved with sports ratings since 1986. Maxwell is an avid sports historian and the founder of the Georgia High School Football Historians Association. Currently, he is an active duty officer in the Air Force as an instructor at the Air Force Institute of Technology.

99 comments Add your comment

FridayNightLightsFan

October 23rd, 2012
8:18 pm

The Cross

October 23rd, 2012
9:56 pm

Norcross is 8-0 and has defeated 6 teams in the Maxwell Top 20.

Is there anyone else on this list that can claim the same?

Norcross is the best team in the state!!!!

The Cross

My dad is a tv repairman. I can fix it.

October 23rd, 2012
10:08 pm

Cross, little boy blue, wait til playoffs to toot your horn.

BullDawg Rick

October 23rd, 2012
11:14 pm

Buford will play throughout the playoffs with their backs to the wall & be all the better for the bogus 4 plays during mop-up time over 2 124-0 games…..

Cross… Worry not, the AAAAAA championship will come from within Gwinnett Co, as it has 6 of the past 12 years (That’s not including Buford or Wesleyan n the other classifications)

jeff white

October 24th, 2012
6:24 am

I have seen Norcross play and they don’t want none of Grayson(possible second round match up in playoffs),and for Buford i don’t think this is a state championship team.Here are your 5 state championship teams,Camden,Tucker,Sandy Creek,Peach,Calhoun,ECI(not counting private schools).

The Cross

October 24th, 2012
7:10 am

Jeff- you are mistaken sir. We want ALL of Grayson.

Norcross is the best team in the state of Georgia!

The Cross

Jacketaxe

October 24th, 2012
7:13 am

Nobody cares if Buford cheats, in the computer rankings.

Loren Maxwell

October 24th, 2012
7:29 am

@Jacketaxe: “Nobody cares if Buford cheats, in the computer rankings.”

You have to keep the ratings in perspective. Their purpose is to measure the strength of teams, which is reflected from on-field performance and not administrative actions. Even though Buford had to administratively forfeit two games, they have the same team taking the field come this Friday that they’ve had all season.

jeff

October 24th, 2012
7:59 am

Not so fast(Lee Crosco style – lol)Grayson and Camden will play in the Semi – Finals.Norcross is loaded with talent but Grayson has the X-FACTOR named Mr. Robert Nkemdiche.

The Cross

October 24th, 2012
8:56 am

Jeff-I can’t wait for everyone to watch our O-line neutralize their D-line. Do you think Kamara and Autry gain all those yards and tds by themselves?

Norcross us the best team in State if Georgia and we will be crowned in Decrmber!

The Cross

The Cross

October 24th, 2012
9:03 am

Mr. Maxwell with all due respect, something has to be wrong with one of your processors because Norcross has beaten 6 teams in your top 25 and that should drive them to the top ranked team. Please throw away the Commodore 64 you are computing on and buy the IBM super computer which loves this Norcross team and rightfully so. They are a special group!

Norcross is the best team in the State of Georgia.

The Cross

OMacG

October 24th, 2012
9:03 am

The Cross- maybe you’re new here in Georgia…but we have something in place that proves who the best team in the state every year. It’s called “playoffs” and the challenge it presents has ruined many, many dreams birthed from impressive regular season performances. It will be historic new ground for Norcross to make it out of the quarterfinals…they’ve never done it.

jeff- if Grayson is R8 #2 seed and Camden R1 #1 seed, there is no possible way for them to play in the semis. They’ll be in the same upper right bracket and possibly meet in the quarters.

jeff

October 24th, 2012
9:27 am

You are right OMacG,I looked at the brackets wrong.The two best teams playing in the Quarters WOW.I wished i could go to that game.

Jefferson

October 24th, 2012
9:50 am

Treat the forfeits as if the scores were reversed and plug that in and see what you get. Buford will still rank high.

The computer really don’t care how you win, legal or not is fact indeed.

Todd Holcomb

October 24th, 2012
10:06 am

Note that the difference between Norcross and Camden County is these ratings is 2/3 of one point. I’m sure I’m correct to say that the Maxwell Ratings would project the Norcross-Camden County winner to be whichever were the home team.

Fred

October 24th, 2012
10:12 am

@The Cross said “Jeff-I can’t wait for everyone to watch our O-line neutralize their D-line. Do you think Kamara and Autry gain all those yards and tds by themselves?” referring to the Grayson D line.

There have been more than one or two teams that have said that but the felt the difference that reality brings. Ask Walton from last year’s championship game. If was difficult to be polite for Jones to run the ball when our defenders were arriving at the QB at the same time or before he was being handed the ball. The South QB is a great passer but got called for intentional grounding twice and was held to less than 50 yards all night because it is difficult to throw accurate passes when you are running for your life or looking up at the stars from on the ground.

I’m not saying Grayson is an automatic winner, I know better than that. You might want to temper a little bit of your certainty. There are basically 3 other posters to the AJC boards that exhibit that degree of certainty and they have all been humbled at one point or another.

The Cross

October 24th, 2012
11:00 am

OmacG- I’m not new here, in fact I have been involved in Georgia High School football for over 30 years. What most of you aren’t getting is my spoof on the South Georgia arrogance that feel they have a monopoly on good football. I realize there are playoffs and I realize that with 15-18 year olds that hat anything can happen. The one thing that I know for sure is this Norcross team is good, really good and they have the most quality wins of ANyBODY in the state.

We will see in about 4 weeks what transpires, but I like Norcross’ chances versus anyone in 6A.

The Cross

The Cross

October 24th, 2012
11:06 am

Fred- I am aware of Grayson’s power in the box, but I also see a very good well coached O-line at Norcross who won’t be pushed around. We played South Gwinnett as well and our line is twice as good as theirs so no real value in comparing the two. We look forward to the challenge. I will say we played and beat Parkview unlike Grayson and I don’t care how many turnovers or penalties you had if you let that offense score 20, we will score 40+.

The Cross

Loren Maxwell

October 24th, 2012
11:35 am

@The Cross: “Norcross has beaten 6 teams in your top 25 and that should drive them to the top ranked team. Please throw away the Commodore 64 you are computing on and buy the IBM super computer”

Norcross has only beaten 5 teams in my top 25. Which computer are you using? :)

The Cross

October 24th, 2012
11:43 am

Loren-I am guessing that you aren’t including the win at Colquitt County which was a live preseason scrimmage. That makes 6.

Norcross is the best team in the State…adjust your rankings accordingly.

The Cross

The Cross

October 24th, 2012
11:58 am

Loren-I really want to help you differentiate your rankings by being able to say “Maxwell had Norcross first before anyone else” which will make you look genius when Norcross wins it all!

So please Loren help me help you…

The Cross

datguy

October 24th, 2012
1:22 pm

Why is TCC falling instead of going up the ranking chart… Be real! Central is one of the best team in Georgia!

Loren Maxwell

October 24th, 2012
1:42 pm

@The Cross: “I am guessing that you aren’t including the win at Colquitt County which was a live preseason scrimmage.”

No, I don’t recommend putting any weight into preseason scrimmage games. Sportsnut was using a 26-2 preseason 7-on-7 victory as evidence that Lovejoy was better than Colquitt County only to have Colquitt County win 14-7 in the regular season rematch (yes, I had to call you out sportsnut!).

My point being that preseason scrimmages are played for very different reasons that regular season games and coaches and players treat them differently.

Still, Norcross has had a great year and the ratings reflect that. They are, as Todd point out, only a fraction of a point behind Camden County and certainly in a position to jump ahead on any given weekend.

Loren Maxwell

October 24th, 2012
1:49 pm

@The Cross: “I really want to help you differentiate your rankings by being able to say ‘Maxwell had Norcross first before anyone else’ which will make you look genius when Norcross wins it all!”

But wouldn’t I then look foolish to all the Camden County folks if they win it all?!?

The Cross

October 24th, 2012
2:27 pm

Loren-Camden is not going to win it all…they play Norcross in the third round!

The Cross

jeff

October 24th, 2012
2:51 pm

Norcross is not even going to make it to the third round,have you forgot that they will be playing Grayson in the second round.

The Cross

October 24th, 2012
3:49 pm

No Jeff I didn’t forget. Did you forget that one of Grayson’s common opponents was Parkview? Norcross beat them 20-0. How did Grayson do against them?

Norcross is the best team in the state if Georgia!

The Cross

Camden74

October 24th, 2012
7:26 pm

The Cross……..Please, please, please take your meds! You know how out of control you get when you don’t! Oh, one more thing, who has the toughest defense Norcross has played this season? :-)

The Cross

October 24th, 2012
8:25 pm

Camden74-Meds are taken and boy do I feel gooooood.

Best defenses so far would probably be in order:

1. Parkview
2. North Gwinnett
3. Colquitt County

Ok….Now here is your opening to tell me how much better Camden’s defense is.

The Cross

Columbia Blue

October 24th, 2012
8:28 pm

@ The Cross

I am a Camden Fan and I am sure Norcross has a very good team. Our Wildcats will worry about getting better each week. No trash talking will occur from Our Wildcats. Teams that have been there and done that know how to show class. I wish Norcross the best of luck. Maybe we will be lucky enough to play the best team in the State (Norcross). I am sure will will be very prepared.

Elementary My Dear Watson

October 24th, 2012
8:40 pm

The Cross……must say your funny, but also passionate about your Cross. I would think that Holcomb would make Camden at least a 14 point favorite vs your Cross, whether they play at Chris Gilman or the Cross. It’s…….Elementary My Dear Watson. Again, JJ Green, great interception last year vs Colquitt to ice the game.

The Cross

October 24th, 2012
8:45 pm

Columbia Blue-You might be the first Camden blogger that hasn’t trash talked. For that I respect you and the Camden County Wildcats. I will now call a truce until after the third round of the State playoffs. Please advise Camden74 about this truce and the duration. God Bless You, the Norcross Blue Devils and the United States of America.

The Cross

Columbia Blue

October 24th, 2012
8:51 pm

@ The Cross

Keith Maloof is a personal friend of mine. He is a great gut and a great coach. Best of luck to you guys.

The Cross

October 24th, 2012
8:52 pm

Elementary-If there is anyone in this great state that will give me 14 points and the Norcross Blue Devils against any team in this state including Camden then I am going to sell my equities, rental properties, baseball cards, spoon collection and place everything I own for NORCROSS to cover the +14. Thank you so much for the opportunity of The Cross Retirement Plan. If I were you I’d start getting your assets liquid. That is a SURE THING.

Norcross is the best team in the State of Georgia!

The Cross

Camden74

October 24th, 2012
9:30 pm

The Cross…….When did Norcross play Colquitt? By the way, I don’t think you’ll be able to keep your truce……. :-)

Camden74

October 24th, 2012
9:35 pm

The Cross…..One more thing, there’s absolutely nothing I can say on this blog that can/will affect the outcome of any game. The game is won or lost on the field, by the players and coaches! :-)

The Cross

October 24th, 2012
9:47 pm

Camden74- We played them on Auust 17 (our preseason scrimmage). It was live and we both played our starters through 3 quarters. We were winning after 3 quarters, their defense was fast but we put 33 on them in 3 quarters.

I will keep my truce unless you cause me to break it.

The Cross

The Cross

October 24th, 2012
9:48 pm

August 17-by live I mean we had refs, special teams and played like a regular season game.

GwinnettDad

October 24th, 2012
9:53 pm

@The Cross – Norcross gave up 41 points to Mill Creek and won by 8. Brookwood gave up 21 to Mill Creek and won by 10. Brookwood doesn’t have much of a defense this year. Doesn’t say much for Norcross D, does it? If, for a moment, anybody that thinks Norcross is the best team in Georgia right now, you have a lot of explaining to do, The most Camden has given up is 12, twice, and have given up fewer points this season (37) than Norcross did in one game. Glad that Norcross is doing so well, but you’re not helping them a bit, in my opinion. Anybody in the playoffs will look at what Mill Creek did, and know Norcross can give up 41 points.

GwinnettDad

October 24th, 2012
10:05 pm

So, if anybody had to bet their future on picking from two teams, one that has given up 37 points so far (in 7 games), and the other 112 (in 8 games), with the offenses being roughly equal, I wonder what that choice would be? Or, would there be any choice at all? Only if one has a fish in the fire, or wants to be on the longshot, which is OK. But it STILL has to be called a long shot. SOS is probably about equal, I’d think, too.

GwinnettDad

October 24th, 2012
10:13 pm

But it also would be terribly unfair to mention that last year Norcross lost 17-10 to a team in the first round of the playoffs it had beaten 35-7 in the regular season, so I won’t bring it up. Or that it’s been a long time since Norcross ever played more than 12 games in a season. So I won’t bring THAT up either. Probably isn’t very nice.

Camden74

October 24th, 2012
10:36 pm

The Cross……Seriously, a live scrimmage, you’re counting a live scrimmage? :-)

Elementary My Dear Watson

October 24th, 2012
10:40 pm

The Cross……..Have you ever done stand up comedy in the great city of Norcross? If so, let me know the next date of your gig and I will try and stop in.

The Cross

October 24th, 2012
10:41 pm

Gwinnett-You obviously know a lot more than I do, but let me try to educate you if I may.

Number 1- Norcross was beating Mill Creek 38-14 midway through the third quarter. We called off the dogs, but Mill Creek caught fire scoring 21 points in 8 minutes on our second D. The game was never in jeopardy but I believed we learned our lesson there. We beat Parkview 20-0…does that mean our defense is far superior to Grayson’s who gave up 22 points? Your statement/argument borders on moronic.

Number 2-SoS is not even close. If you look at MaxPreps or Freeman, Norcross’s SoS is approximately 40% more difficult. We have beaten 5 teams in Maxwell’s top 25 and 6 if you count the win against Colquitt in our pre-season

Number 3-If you watched the Dacula game in last years playoffs, which I am quite positive that you did not…Norcross outgained Dacula by 75 more yards than we did in the 35-7 beating that we put on them in the regular season, but had three TD’s called back by phantom Offensive pass interference. The GHSA actually wrote Maloof an apology letter for what they called extremely questionable judgement calls in that playoff game.

I hope that you have been educated now GwinnettDad…I have said this before to a few other posters but you obviously have not read it. It is better to remain silent and appear ignorant than open your mouth and remove all possible doubt.

Goodnight dumb-dumb.

The Cross

The Cross

October 24th, 2012
10:47 pm

Camden74-Yes a live scrimmage. Anyone that was there knows that both teams were there to win it. No major substituting, no stops in play to coach, it was played just like a regular season game and the Colquitt faithful if they are being honest will say that Norcross won that contest. But even if we were not counting it, Norcross still has a higher strength of schedule no matter what metrics you choose.

The Cross

The Cross

October 24th, 2012
10:49 pm

Oh yes and Colquitt got all the calls go their way just like in a regular season home game.

Camden1902

October 24th, 2012
10:51 pm

@the cross…um…wow.

GwinnettDad

October 24th, 2012
10:53 pm

@The Cross – this dumb dumb has enjoyed the State Championship with Brookwood twice that Norcross has NEVER seen since AAAAAA or AAAAA or AAAA. 41 points. Laugh it off all you can. Stomped all over Norcross on the way to that 2010 championship too.

Do you know what it is to have proven yourself to be a stercoraceous coprophagous omphalopsychite? You’re going to have to be the one to look that up, that is, if you can. :-) Make sure the dictionary is unabridged, if you know what that means. :-)

For sure, if one sticks a pig, one sees how it squeals. Thanks for the bigtime oink. It was really very entertaining.

We’ll look for another one and done this year from a team that’s never gone anywhere, so that they have to pretend that a scrimmage matters. Geesh.

GwinnettDad

October 24th, 2012
10:58 pm

Actually, I was too generous with Norcross. They’ve never won a football State Championship even in the pee wee league ever. Maybe in the GFL in 8th grade before Vince Lombardi was born. We’ll let @The Cross brag about THAT, and how they won a scrimmage there too. Once.

The Cross

October 24th, 2012
11:04 pm

Camden1902- Why so dumbfounded? Is it the fact that you graduated in 1902 which would make you approximately 127 years old…which tells me you most likely just crapped in your Depends. Call nurse Ratchett in to clean you up and for God’s sake turn off your computer… An old man like you needs their rest.

Or maybe 1902 is the score on your two part SAT…19 on the math and 02 on the verbal which should put you in the top 10% down there. Nice work!

The Cross