AAAAAA blog: Benign losses for West Forsyth, Parkview? Prognosis is more guarded for Colquitt

Five interesting things that happened Friday in Class AAAAAA

No. 5 West Forsyth falls from the unbeaten – Dreams of a first-ever unbeaten season for West Forsyth crashed in a 29-28 loss to Chattahoochee. Travis Marshall scored on an 8-yard scramble and hit a diving Collin Lisa for a winning conversion with 38 seconds to play. That’s got to give Chattahoochee some confidence, but it might prove meaningless in the Region 6 standings. West Forsyth (7-1, 4-1) still will win the title with victories over South Forsyth (3-5, 0-5) and Lambert (5-3, 3-4) because the Wolverines have wins over the other first-place teams – Alpharetta (5-3, 4-1) and Johns Creek (7-1, 4-1). Chattahoochee, which has lost to those two teams, probably still needs to win its final two games against Lambert (5-3, 2-3) and Centennial (3-5, 3-2) just to get the No. 4 seed.

No. 6 Parkview suffers upset in Region 8 – Central Gwinnett defeated Parkview 30-27 in two overtimes. That brought about a four-way tie for first in Region 8. Parkview, Grayson, Brookwood and South Gwinnett are 5-1. Parkview still holds the edge because of victories over Grayson and Brookwood. Parkview can win its first region title since 2004 by beating Berkmar (1-7) and South Gwinnett (6-2).

South Gwinnett is safe in Region 8 – For a team that’s tied for first place, South Gwinnett is just relieved to be alive Friday after a 42-14 victory over Archer (6-3, 4-3). It essentially put the Comets (6-2, 5-1) in the playoffs. The lopsided score was surprising. South Gwinnett, which has bounced back from a 3-7 finish in 2011, will probably be the No. 2 seed by beating Brookwood and Parkview in the final two games, but no longer are those must-win games to make the post-season.

Valdosta is moving up in Region 1 – The Wildcats’ first half of the season included a loss to Class AA Brooks County and the worst home loss in nearly 40 years to Camden County (43-6), but things are looking up after a 38-36 victory over Colquitt County. Rance Gillespie is 3-0 against Colquitt’s Rush Propst. Meanwhile, Colquitt County (5-3, 2-2) probably needs to win one of its final two games to make the playoffs. The Packers play at home against Coffee (5-3, 2-2) and No. 1 Camden County (8-0, 4-0).

Region champions in 2 and 3 are almost decided – Lovejoy and Hughes won games against the other unbeaten teams in the regions Friday – Lovejoy 51-6 over Newton and Hughes 28-14 over East Coweta. Both will have to wait to clinch, though. For Lovejoy, it would be a fifth region title in 10 seasons. For Hughes, it would be the 4-year-old school’s first.

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wow

October 27th, 2012
12:07 am

Wow! What a game. Colquitt almost pulled the camden playoff upset against VHS. But we werent hearing that

battleaxekid

October 27th, 2012
12:22 am

No. 6 Parkview suffers upset in Region 8

Here comes grayson… kind of knew after watching their game against NCross early in the year their schedule was suspect… this answers the question some were asking last week, “”" is this Pview return to the powerhouse of the turn of the century that they DID have??” Well it answerd the question for me anyway… IMO.. case closed… as in politics they have what you call ( FACT CHECK).. well………

GladDad

October 27th, 2012
12:28 am

I thought region 8AAAAAA was pretty good. My mind changed tonight (tehe -plag intended).

tigonian02

October 27th, 2012
12:39 am

Valdosta almost gave me a heart attack tonight. Honestly, who tries to run the clock THE ENTIRE 2nd half of a game? Thank god we pulled out the win tonight, but it should not have been that close!

battleaxekid

October 27th, 2012
12:42 am

South Gwinnett is safe in Region 8

region 8 just moved to the 2nd toughest road to the dome… and the 2nd… toughest region in 6AAAAAA, IMO.

Valdosta is moving up in Region 1 – A mild surprise for us down south. Since CC’s coach “”"” by his own quote”"” “” I cut my teeth on Steve Spurrier” and end of quote, Same Mo, same outcome same, etc…. CC is not HALF (1/2) the team they have had the last 2 yrs, knew that coming into the season… But you got to give it to CC they almost came back……CC may better rethink the men at the front that is leading their demise, talent galore, in CC and will let another championship slip through their grasp, it trickles up……. Their run for this year is over, again IMO…

Region champions in 2 and 3 are almost decided – regions who????? okay…… again just havin a little fun, its a game we play to have fun and if one can’t have fun, then… priorities needs refocusing. don’t mean any disrespect to any region team , etc….

So again I see that AJC has already jumped ship from the exleaders and back on the grayson train… probably a good move, but is there any personal responsibility any more and too much pride to say an easy few words to say than “”"”" I WAS WRONG”"”"…. the polls weren’t even close, and I clearly understand that they are guesses….

I think every team that I wrote about tonight still has a chance some a very slim one and others even slimmer… and probably haven’t even written on the team that will win the championship, in 6AAAAAA , By I love high school football don’t you all??????? All in fun……

NG17

October 27th, 2012
12:44 am

This makes the last game huge for Parkveiw. If they beat South Gwinnett they still win the region..
If they lose they go all the way to 3rd place.

sportsnut

October 27th, 2012
12:52 am

@ Battleaxekid == Bring your best. I know ther are many people on this blog and I want to be sure I am identifying you correctly. You are a Lowndes fan, am I right ?

57Cat

October 27th, 2012
12:59 am

I said this on the other blog, but its worth repeating here, IMHO

Valdosta won the game despite the refs. To be fair, though, the refs made equally bad call against both teams. Some obvious penalties were overlooked on both side. The absolutely worst two no-calls were (1) the failure to call the obvious safety on #10 when he stepped out of the end zone, and (2) the holding call on the two-point try that even Ray Charles could have seen.. But the game was allowed to get close because our strategy in the 4th qtr left much to be desired. Give Colquitt credit, they made a stirring comeback that almost gave me a heart attack, but it should not have happened. Someone said Seagraves is the better QB, but Mobely is the one that brought them back.

Colquitt will get creamed by Camden and will have lots of trouble with Coffee, with good possibility of not winning either game.

Lastly, Propst is an embarrassment to South Georgia football.

hoochfan

October 27th, 2012
1:27 am

Congrats HOOCH players great win

DOSTA DAWGS

October 27th, 2012
1:35 am

Great game from the Hogs from Packerland. You guys didn’t quit and our coaches tried to give it to you. I think this Valdosta team has growed up alot since that lost to Brooks County earlier this season. The defense is playing pretty good and the offense is alot more effecient.

@WILDHAWG2012 – It has now been 1,095 days since you have had anything to cheer about against the CATS!!!!!!

DOSTA DAWGS

October 27th, 2012
1:41 am

I want everyone to take heed that the 2-headed running back duo for Valdosta #1 and #13 are both juniors!! We also only start 4 seniors on defense. This is the rebuilding year everybody claimed we would have last year. I really like how we building this program up over here. Rick Tomberlin set this Wildcat program back 5yrs while he was here. Its gonna take alittle more time, but we will be back!!!!

Region 1AAAAAA

October 27th, 2012
1:46 am

I coach Propst said that this team was his best since he has been at Colquitt, but I think this team may be his worst. They are nowhere near the level of the 2010 team or even close to last years team. I was really shock at the Pakers lack of team speed. They are usually the fastest team in region1.

bksmith14

October 27th, 2012
1:58 am

DostaDawgs…glad yall beat the pack…….

Lets put things in perspective hear a minute…next year…yall lose the offensive line that yall have that is so good. Those big holes that your rbs run through at times will not be so plentiful next year.

yall also lose your Qb shelby wilkes….the guy that will replace him is nowhere near as good.

yall return 7 of 11 on defense…

Lowndes will own you again next year…

with that said….good job beating colquitt. yall had to have that win and i cant stand hollywood propst

we have now lost #21 burgman prob for camden game as well……going to take a miracle i am afraid to beat camden now with our w best players most likely out

DOSTA DAWGS

October 27th, 2012
2:11 am

@ BKSMITH14 – We lose 4 linemen, but we have 3 juniors that are ready now and a center that will most likely return from Valwood. Yes we return 7 on defense. We also have alittle surprise for the region at QB next year thanks to EAST COWETA. We may add a new dimension to our QB position next year.

bksmith14

October 27th, 2012
2:22 am

lowndes is loaded….thats all i will say for the next 2 years.

Camden74

October 27th, 2012
2:55 am

bk……..So you’re spinning excuses already huh? :-)

CoffeeC100

October 27th, 2012
6:02 am

Coffee has 6 starters that don’t even practice for 4 weeks. Including #1 this and #1 that. BK says he does not want to hear any excuses. BK says everyone has injuries. Listen to him now. WAA WAA WAA WAA. We have an injury!! Wimpy little dude.

But I digress.

What a mess for the #’s 2,3 &4 seeds in 1-6A Three teams at 2-2 in the region. I would never have thought at this point in the season that Coffee would even have a chance at the #2 seed. But here we go. The next two weeks are everything.

GO COFFEE!!

sportsnut

October 27th, 2012
6:47 am

In the morning paper, Lovejoy lost to Newton 51-6. How about that !

Camden1902

October 27th, 2012
8:18 am

The. Region 1 title will be decided Friday, but that will not be the end. It would not surprise me if the region 1 THIRD seed makes it to the dome. New start for all playoff teams come mid November.

Dosta "79

October 27th, 2012
8:27 am

@CoffeeC100. Region 1-6A is more of a mess than you stated… #’s 3, 4, and 5 are at 2-2 in the region. Coffee, Colquit, and Valdosta. #’s 1 and 2, Camden and Lowndes are 4-0 and 5-0 respectively in region play. So, best Coffee can hope for is #3 seed. Finish your season with wins over Colquit AND Valdosta and you will have the honor of #3 seed. Then again, there is always the chance that Camden County will lose to both Lowndes AND Colquit while you win out and THEN you could move into the #2 seed. Lowndes is pretty much guaranteed either #1 or #2 seed as the worst they can finish is 5-1 in the region by losing to Camden. What you really want to do is hope that Valdosta is looking past Brunswick to playing Coffee. Good luck with all the stars aligning!!!

BullDawg Rick

October 27th, 2012
8:32 am

The Rams from the G are readying for the defense of their title…

Be afraid… Be very afraid!!

sportsnut

October 27th, 2012
8:45 am

They are already talking about next year. Nerves in Region 1 are getting thin. I’m pulling for Coffee. Camden will do what it does and win the region. After that, who knows !

Wildcat

October 27th, 2012
9:06 am

Score was backwards I guess. Lovejoy 51 Newton 6 is the correct score.

WildcatGuy

October 27th, 2012
9:11 am

It is funny watching people talk about the future when they season is just getting fun. Camden’s Varsity is undefeated, Camden’s JV ifinished the season undefeated, Camden’s Freshman finished the season undefeated. St. Mary’s Middle School finished the season undefeated. Camden Middle School finished the season with one loss and their one loss was to St. Mary’s Middle in a close game for the title.

Camden just reloads with more talent and teamwork. Camden team this year is special. Our defense is just getting better ever week. Lowndes is a great team and Camden will have to play their best game to win. Region 1 is just fun. It was great renewing our rivalry with Brunswick. This is an awesome year in high school football.

DOSTA DAWGS

October 27th, 2012
9:19 am

I will admit that after Valdosta’s shaky atart to the season, we are just trying to get a ticket to the dance. We are real young and have alot of inexperience, but we seem to be turning the corner. I know the CATS won’t be looking past Brunswick to Coffee because our players are too inexperienced to even know what that means!!!!!!

Can somebody tell me what happens if:

Valdosta beats Brunswick and loses to Coffee

Colquitt beats Coffee and loses to Camden

Coffee beats Valdosta and loses to Colquitt

All 3 teams would be (3-3)

57Cat

October 27th, 2012
9:24 am

bksmith14
October 27th, 2012
2:22 am

lowndes is loaded….thats all i will say for the next 2 years.

I seriously doubt, bksmith14, that that’s all you will be saying for the next TWO YEARS! One can only hope!

reggaeman

October 27th, 2012
9:25 am

I agree Camden is special this year, yall always keep a good team but this team is a little special. I think yall will go 15-0. My VHS Cats are getting better but our coach strategy in the 4 quarter was stupid and championship coaches keep attacking. I can’t stand Colquitt coach so I wanna beat them by thirty. Good luck to all our region 1 teams except Colquitt.

Gamer

October 27th, 2012
9:29 am

BKSmith14 is probably the most unforgiven person on this blog. Now, to hear him make excuses in anticipation of a Lowndes lost to Camden is whimpy. They are going to loose to Camden even if they had ten more players as good as the two players out for the game.

WildcatGuy

October 27th, 2012
9:31 am

Ditto that reggaeman especially on Colquitt.

reggaeman

October 27th, 2012
9:33 am

I must give Colquitt defense credit for stopping our running game the second half, but thats why the 4 quarter our coach should pass the ball while yall was in the box trying to stop the run. We could of easily put 50 points on the Packers if we didn’t quit trying to run the clock out the whole second hakf, wow who does that when a team trying to mount a comeback…

sportsnut

October 27th, 2012
10:23 am

@ Wildcat == I know, I was there. Just noting.

AVikingFan

October 27th, 2012
10:26 am

DostaDawgs — A three way tie is settled in our region by adding all the points the three teams surrendered to all “Region Playoff Teams.” The team giving up the most is eliminated, leaving two teams tied. That would then be settled by head to head competition.

yo

October 27th, 2012
10:32 am

bk is right on this one. Beating Camden was going to be a tough mountain to climb (from my perspective) even with a healthy Lowndes team. When you take away Lowndes 2 key senior leaders that mountain just became Mt. McKinley.

Having said that there are numerous folks that have climbed Mt. Mckinley and we will be giving it our best.

Lang represents our #1 safety, #1 punt returner/kick off returner, running back.

Burgman represents our #1 running back (by far), #2 punt returner/kick returner, and probably #1 receiver.

Lowndes is deep and some boys will step up, but we are talking Camden here.

Hopefully win or lose, these kids will be back no later than the second round of the playoffs.

Sprained ankles and hamstrings are not serious but they sure can be slow to heal some times.

AVikingFan

October 27th, 2012
10:42 am

Propst finally got an Unsportsmanlike Conduct penalty last night for arguing with refs. Guess he finally got a crew who wasn’t in awe of him because of his Friday Night Lights famed past. Losing Tiquan Lang and Nick Burgman would hurt any team. It especially hurts Lowndes because they are our two fastest players, and we will need all the speed we can muster to stay on the field with Camden.

If Coffee can play 4 quarters, and that’s really stretching my imagination to its limit, they might give Colquitt a run next Friday. That would be something if cry baby Propst wasn’t even in the playoffs, wouldn’t it?!! Another loss and the Packers can start basketball as soon as Camden runs them out of the Hog Pen on Nov 9th. A Packer loss to Coffee could possibly eliminate the Pork Wrappers even if Colquitt were to upset Camden. The Packer Bd of Edu might just send Propst “packing.” Now that would be a Packer win for the ages!

AVikingFan

October 27th, 2012
11:02 am

Two weeks ago I predicted in these blogs that 4th seeded Colquitt County would visit McEachern in the 1st round of the playoffs. Anybody tween Morven and Doerun want to argue with that scenario now? Colquitt now has two region losses with two storms bearing down on’em, named Coffee (albeit a fairly mild thunderstorm) and Camden. I admit, Propst is enough of an evil genius that Colquitt can certainly win out, beating Coffee and Camden. But, I think last night’s loss to Valdosta still puts the Hawg Packers in 4th place. Soooo Packer fans, get ready for OmacG and his Indians and trick score board clock.

Da Coach

October 27th, 2012
11:10 am

Pretty bland reporting about unranked Hooch holding it’s own and beating 5th ranked unbeaten West Forsyth. Hooch was 20 point underdogs. West Forsyth played well within the 20 yard lines, but the Hooch defense stopped them on 4 different occasions, in or just outside the red zone. WF was averaging over 40 points a game and thru up 63 against Alpharetta, who also has a high powered offense, but Hooch held them to only 21 and lost in a heartbreaker 21 – 19 the week before. It’s great to see former 4A schools like Hooch and Johns Creek holding their own against former 5A schools. The playoffs will bring another story, but you never know, that’s why we play the game.

GHS 13

October 27th, 2012
12:20 pm

Hmmm, this region just got A LOT more interesting (:

Wildcat Guy

October 27th, 2012
12:50 pm

Camden will take care of business against Lowndes First! Then Colquitt Second!

AVikingFan

October 27th, 2012
1:17 pm

H-mmmmm! Has anybody else noticed Holcomb’s sudden use of big words? “Benign and prognosis!” Sounds like he’s been hanging out with Carvell! Is it a bad omen for Colquitt? LOL

Finally (!) West Forsyth played someone! I wonder if they will still be in the top ten? Oh well, Bill Elliot’s boy can’t be all bad! But maybe they should go into “car racing.”

Stooge

October 27th, 2012
3:12 pm

Good game, Cats. We waited way too late to decide to play football last night but I hope we at least made you nervous :) . We played like crap for most of that game and deserved what we got. Good luck to you, Vikes, Camden and Coffee cause the dance ain’t over yet.

WILDHAWG2012

October 27th, 2012
3:15 pm

OK i know last night i said i was through talking trash but i can just let my team get bashed because everyone hates our coach!! My pack played till the end and thats all u can ask for sometimes.I am proud of my pack for hanging in their all the way till the end.All the Valdosta and Lowndes fans want to talk now but when i tried to get a response from any of the cat fans all week no one but maybe one ( Dosta Dawg ) spoke up for Valdosta!! I am noticing a trend in Valdosta,u guys don’t have any confident in your team until after u have played us then all of a sudden u become instant title contenders!! (BK) Come on man First off u can’t win a title with only 2 offensive weapons and 2 QBs that don’t equal one.Really!!!! In 6aaaaaa there are to many good teams to let 2 guys beat them.Plus even with a 100% healthy team u guys still woundn’t make it pass Lovejoy anyway and even if u did u might have to go to Grayson who is still the king until they lose in the playoffs and we have a new state champ.And Valdosta fans well no need to say anything cause you guys haven’t trashed talked all year since yall lost to Brooks Co,but i still respect Valdosta and great gameplan on defense the game against Coffee is still huge but it is in Coffee. But hey now that u have this new found confidence anything can happen huh.Again good job Valdosta on a good win.Big ups Dosta Dawg and take it easy on my fellow packers at work big dog.

WILDHAWG2012

October 27th, 2012
3:35 pm

@Avikingfan=Do i really need to address the going on the road as a 4th seed statement dude.I mean we have went on the road at Camden and won and on the road at Grayson and won.These are 2 of the toughest places to play so who in the playoffs are we supposed to be scared of!!! Food for thought, last time we were a 4 seed we played for the title so once we get into the playoffs anything can happen. And i know why u guys don’t like Rush because as long as he is on the sideline we are in the game and have a shot to win. Plus he is the most unpredictable coach in the regoin and in the playoffs he isn’t scared to roll the dice and pull a rabbit out of a hat. Camden doesn’t need to do anything special and u know what they are going to do but u can’t stop them they have too much talent so u have to out score them and thats never easy

Camden74

October 27th, 2012
9:03 pm

Here we come! :-D

Wildcat Guy

October 27th, 2012
9:37 pm

WILDHAWG2012, you will not catch Camden taking you for granted this year! You are on our sight in 13 days! We have to take care of what happens in 6 days first! Your day is coming!

battleaxekid

October 28th, 2012
12:30 am

@sportsnut

yea a viking all the way.. Love my vikings, and am pulling for hem every game.. Yea some times talk a bit too much, but I never mean to disrespect anybody;s team and especially the players..

And again every one has an opinion, as IMO means, bias???? yea, try to be as honest as my little but of knowledge goes about the other teams go.. saying.. I don’t enough about some of the teams to write some things I do…

But I knew last year we didn’t have much of a chance just wishful thinking.. But we do have a pretty good team this year, Bragging ??? a little, we have went 9-0 record for the first time with a balanced team, Seed 2 looks good so far. Hope to get by Camden this Friday, Can we???? yea, will we, maybe… Is it a sure thing, no…. But we will see. and if we don’t we have won state without a 15-0 season….

Like I have written before, Camden, ranked 1 will be a tough game… NC one man team, Kamara… We can beat them…… Lassiter will give us a harder time than a lot of people down here think… Grayson, is not the team they had last year, and WILL NOT repeat…… again there may be a dark horse team somewhere out there that may beat all of the above teams…… Who it is, who knows, it may be your team, or …… but the 2nd season starts the sudden death playoffs.. then we will ALL know..

Titletown USA

October 28th, 2012
6:40 am

I am so glad that Camden is in Region 1… Ihope ghey do not mess this up like they did with NSWR

Wildcat Guy

October 28th, 2012
9:50 am

Titletown USA, how did we mess up against NSWR?

Gwinnett is Great

October 28th, 2012
10:29 am

What a huge game South-Parkview will be! Although the third seed in region 8 is sitting pretty with an easy path to the championsip

DOSTA DAWGS

October 28th, 2012
12:41 pm

@ WILDHAWG2012 – It’s all in fun my friend. Truth is the only “FACTUAL” statement I have ever heard in sports is ” ANYTHING CAN HAPPEN”! That is the reason CHRIS BERMAN of ESPN always says ” THAT’S WHY THEY PLAY THE GAME!!!!”

The Valdosta-Colquitt game was a good game. I just feel Valdosta’s defensive staff has a really good feel for the Colquitt offense. Better than any team in the state. The knowledge was taken to Lowndes when our def. backs coach went over there this year to become their D. cord. When the game plan is executed, have you noticed how Valdosta’s defense seems to stuff the Colquitt offense?

I will tell you the secret that the Valdosta staff has over coach Propst: Are you ready?

THE OFFENSE THAT COLQUITT RUNS IS THE SAME OFFENSE THAT GILLESPIE RAN WITH CHRIS HATCHER AT GEORGIA SOUTHERN!!! GILLESPIE KNOWS THAT OFFENSE INSIDE OUT. HE IS WITH THE DEFFENSE ALL WEEK OF THE COLQUITT GAME AND THEY KNOW ALL THE CHECKS AND EVERYTHING. THE VALDOSTA DEFENSIVE COACHES ONLY STUDY THE PACK PERSONEL AND TRY TO MATCH OURS UP AGAINST IT. NOW VALDOSTA DOESN’T JUST COMPLETELY DOMINATE COLQUITT BECAUSE PROPST IS A GOOD PLAY CALLER AND THE PACK HAS ALOT OF ATHLETES WHO SOONER OR LATER WILL MAKE A PLAY. REGARDLESS OF WHAT THE VIKINGS SAY, THEY ARE NOT BETTER PERSONEL WISE THAN THEY WERE LAST YEAR WHEN THE PACK BEAT THEM UP!!! HOWEVER, DESPITE THE CLAIMS THEY CHEATED WITH THE SIGN THING, DIDN’T YOU GUYS WONDER HOW THEY PLAYED YOU SOO WELL DEFENSIVELY AFTER THEY HAD NO CLUE LAST YEAR?? THE VIKINGS NEW D. CORD WAS OUR DEF. BACKS COACH AND HE WAS TAUGHT THE PRINCIPLES OF YOUR OFFENSE BY GILLESPIE FOR 2YRS.

Until coach Propst changes some things or puts a new twist to that offense, Valdosta will have Colquitts number. Sorry!!!

bksmith14

October 28th, 2012
2:27 pm

i dont care what all you football fans on here think about lowndes and my excuses……what you need to do is man up and admit that i am right. I am wrong sometimes. we all are. I am not making excsues when i say we are now at a huge disadvantage with our 2 best players out against camden. This would be like the MIAMI HEAT trying to beat the OKC THUNDER without lebron and d-wade. The camden fans dont want to hear it guys bc they want to be able to stick their chest out and say “we beat lowndes” …….they dont want to have any thought in their mind that they didnt beat lowndes at their best. Thats ok though……you want respect……..respect is earned!!!! If you guys were coming to the palace without green and brice….i would be the first to admit yall would be at a disadvantage……bc you would be. those are your 2 best players..just like lang and burgman are our 2 best. We still have a good football team…but if lang and burgman were out of the valdosta game and the colquitt game …we lose both of those games…period. You guys just recieved an early christmas gift from santa himself by these 2 being injured..most likely out. Bc with them….we can beat camden.,thats my opinion