Top teams to begin sorting out bottleneck in 6-AAAAA

The top four teams in Region 6-AAAAA will go head-to-head this weekend as they begin to try to sort out the logjam at the top created by Miller Grove’s upset of Stephenson last week.

M.L. King leads Stephenson, Tucker and Miller Grove by one game in the region standings and can capture the region title by winning out against those three teams, beginning on Friday against Stephenson at Hallford Stadium. Either M.L. King or Stephenson won the region title every year from 2005-2011 when they played in 2-AAAAA, the highest classification at the time.

Miller Grove also can win the region title with victories in its final three games, beginning on Friday against Tucker. Miller Grove, which has won five consecutive games since an early season loss to Mays, has never been to the playoffs and probably needs at least one more victory to get there this season.

But there are other Class AAAAA games this weekend with playoff implications, as well. Here are some of the best:

*Lee County at Harris County: Harris County is one of two teams undefeated in 1-AAAAA play (along with Thomas County Central), but the Tigers could still finish anywhere from first place to out of the playoffs in this six-team region. The likelihood, however, is that the winner of this game will finish in second place behind the Yellow Jackets and host a first-round state playoff game.

*Jones County at Lakeside-Evans: Northside and Warner Robins are well established as the top two teams in 2-AAAAA, so this game probably determines the third- and fourth-place teams in the region. Lakeside still has to play Warner Robins but already has beaten the only other real playoff challenger, Grovetown. Jones County’s final two games are against teams with a combined 4-10 record.

*Mundy’s Mill at Union Grove: Mundy’s Mill and Union Grove are tied for first place in Region 4-AAAAA Division A, and the winner is likely to win the subregion title. However, Union Grove’s remaining game before the region play-in games (at Drew next week) is more challenging than Mundy’s Mill’s (next week at Ola), so a three-way tie for first remains a possibility.

*Creekside at McIntosh: Creekside, playing its final game before the region play-in games, can clinch second place in 4-AAAAA Division B with a victory. A McIntosh victory would move the Chiefs into second place behind subregion winner Whitewater with a game remaining against Northgate. McIntosh also can tie the school record for victories in a season (six) with a win this week.

*Flowery Branch at Clarke Central: Flowery Branch’s season finale against Gainesville will determine the 8-AAAAA champion, but a loss to Clarke Central this week would put the Falcons in jeopardy of falling to third place in the region. Clarke Central sits in fourth place in the region and probably needs one or two more victories to be safely in a playoff position.

18 comments Add your comment

Get It Done

October 25th, 2012
10:18 am

Stephenson Gets it Done by a touchdown…

King Of Diamonds

October 25th, 2012
12:13 pm

After Fridays game region 6 should have somewhat of a champion if Stephenson wins they will be up by one only if Tucker beats Miller Grove. MLK can easily be in the drivers eat with a win and could win the region. I don’t think any other region in any class is could get as screwed up as region 6 right now. I had and example to show how screwed it can really get but I will save it until Sunday. I have to see the outcome of the games on friday. Because you still have these four teams playing at a team that beat one another only if Stephenson beats MLK. if that happens oo boy.

JAB

October 25th, 2012
3:42 pm

Stephenson has the inside shot to the title and state championship; the lost against Mg was good for the team and coaches, we all know that they can stop the (run) ask Tucker. MG did evetrything that they could to try and run the ball on stephenson, but that “D” stopped them not until they threw the ball successfully and Stephenson didn’t get the the QB, (by the way that MG QB is a heck of a scrambler), they begin to pick Stephenson denfensive secodary alive. the coaches is smart enough to get those guys prepared for Friday and the rest of the year for the pass. It could have happened this week against MLK, but I’m glad it did against MG because come on, MG will end up loosing the rest of their games, if they don’t I’ll eat crow all year long and be at everyone of their basketball game…Lol., (By the way I know that it is early but the Stephenson High girls basketball team will lead 6AAAAA…. ;)

5AReg6Fan

October 25th, 2012
5:40 pm

News Flash:

Tigers are running with the Lions…at least for this week. (LOL)

“WE ARE TUCKER”

REGION 6, the best in GA 2012 5A Football……

mr. johnson

October 25th, 2012
7:07 pm

MLK 30-Stephenson 13

dekalbelite

October 25th, 2012
7:17 pm

Do u guys really think Stephenson will beat MLK this year? Can’t see it happening. They know King is gonna throw, but there is nothing they can do to stop. It’s happened 2 years in a row.2010 it was Demarco Robinson, 2011 Blake Tibbs, and 2012 Demarquis Polite-Best will leave his mark on this game…

dekalbelite

October 25th, 2012
7:19 pm

Demarquis polite-bray

jagnation

October 25th, 2012
8:10 pm

Stephenson will be amped for this game and will win with ease…

sportsnut

October 25th, 2012
9:29 pm

Lets get it going Mundys Mill. Our neighbors are on their way. May no be now but soon Southern Clayton County will be a nightmare for opposing football teams. I’m hopping it can spread County wide. Drew is already there for a four year program. Jonesboro is ranked and Riverdale is decent. Were Coming !

JAB

October 25th, 2012
9:53 pm

NO! NO HOW! NO WAY! NOT THIS YEAR MLK…

JAB

October 25th, 2012
10:03 pm

@ 5AReg6Fan, No lie Tigers are running with the Lions! Right of the field just like you did 2 weeks ago Lol., YOU HEARD!!!
;)

Dekalb all the way!!!

October 25th, 2012
11:59 pm

JAB…I guess you will be eating your crow tomorrow night!!! I have seen both teams and I MLK has the better team by far this year!!! The only thing I can see that will help Stephenson out, is if MLK takes Stephenson for granted, which I seriously doubt!!! I think it will be a good game, but MLK by 2 touchdowns. By the way, have you seen MLK’s running game this year. That with their passing attack is going to be too much for the Jags tomorrow!!!

JAB

October 26th, 2012
12:45 am

@ Dekalb all the way!!!, Stephenson has a more balanced attack this year as well, and Stephenson have the better Defense…

THE "CANNON RULES"!!

October 26th, 2012
7:14 am

Well EAST PAULDING…OH YEAH! UNDEFEATED at 7 / 0… is rolling SOUTH tonight to face the Spartans who are 4 / 3 on the year. SOUTH PAULDING is currently the # 5 team in the region and has PAULDING COUNTY ( 1/ 7 ) & LITHIA SPRINGS ( 1 / 6 ) left after EAST, BUT they have already LOST to ROME, NORTH & ALLATOONA (along with EAST the current top 4 teams in REGION 5 AAAAA) so they are in a MUST win situation tonight if they have ANY hope of making the playoffs. I look for them to be ready and play a hard game and EAST can’t be caught looking ahead to Nov.9th!

SPEAKING of NOV.9th…in the background the “advance” countdown clock is ticking for that game…ALLATOONA in “THE BONEYARD”…Regardless of the records at that point EVERYONE in this area is excited to see these two teams get together for the first time! Just for kicks…that would be two weeks out now…14 days…336 (+-) Hours…20,160 (+-) minutes!!! Well you get the point!!!

ALLATOONA has to get by HIRAM tonight and then a visit to a tough NORTH PAULDING team BEFORE they come to EAST so be careful…HIRAM was the 1st team in 4 weeks to score on EAST putting 30 points on the board and NORTH PAULDING scored 17 against EAST and put 56 points up against ROME 2 weeks ago! Don’t be looking ahead!!!

TICK…TICK…TICK…BOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOM!!!
GO RAIDERS

Former MLK Band Mom

October 27th, 2012
12:07 am

Like I said earlier today … EXCITING TIMES IN DEKALB COUNTY …. The Lions were not joke; they came to play and boy did they play! Congratulations MLK LIONS on you win over your 49-28 win over the Stephenson Jaguars!

Celebrate tonight but get back focused this Sunday so that you will be ready for the Tucker Tigers next Friday!

GREAT JOB!

Former MLK Band Mom

October 27th, 2012
12:09 am

CORRECTION:

“Like I said earlier today … EXCITING TIMES IN DEKALB COUNTY …. The Lions were not joke; they came to play and boy did they play! Congratulations MLK LIONS on your 49-28 win over the Stephenson Jaguars……!”

Dekalb all the way!!!

October 27th, 2012
1:43 am

@JAB…I know you have love for Stephenson, but one day you are gonna learn to listen and look at the obvious instead of hoping. I won’t come down on you too hard, but just know that MLK has the most balanced attack, and it was not even close!!!

Gamer

October 27th, 2012
9:44 am

To JAB: Quote——–Stephenson has the better defense! 46 points to MLK!!!!!!!!! ha,ha,ha

You should be happy bloggers are letting you eat your own crow as opposed to feeding you. .