Poll Talk: Blockbuster Friday is coming this week; meanwhile, how is Colquitt County still ranked?

There are eight region games between ranked teams this week, the most of the season so far. That doesn’t include No. 2 Marist at unranked Chamblee in Class AAAA. Both are 8-0.

The games between ranked teams are:

-No. 1 Camden County vs. No. 4 Lowndes (AAAAAA)
-No. 1 Northside-Warner Robins vs. No. 7 Warner Robins (AAAAA)
-No. 2 M.L. King vs. No. 5 Tucker (AAAAA)
-No. 1 Sandy Creek vs. No. 4 Carrollton (AAAA)
-No. 1 Peach County vs. No. 4 Carver Columbus (AAA)
-No. 7 Blessed Trinity vs. No. 9 St. Pius (AAA)
-No. 5 Lincoln County vs. No. 9 Wilkinson County (A)
-No. 7 Wilcox County vs. No. 8 Irwin County (A)

In rankings news, seven ranked teams lost Friday, and none fell out of the Top 10. Most conspicuous among those will be Colquitt County (5-3).

The seven ranked teams that lost are West Forsyth, Parkview, Colquitt, Stephenson, Washington County, St. Pius, Cook.

Only the three AAAAAA teams (West Forsyth, Parkview, Colquitt) lost to unranked teams.

So, how does a three-loss team stay in the Top 10, not dropping a spot after a loss?

Ranking Class AAAAAA is pretty tricky right now. Colquitt has played the toughest schedule in the state and lost three games by three points or less. The Valdosta-Colquitt seemed like a blowout, but Colquitt missed a conversion to tie in the final minute.

Let’s assume everyone agrees on the top six (not the order, just the teams). Let’s look at No. 7-14. They’re listed with their most significant wins and losses -

Lovejoy (8-1) – W-Alpharetta; L-#10 Colquitt County.
West Forsyth (7-1) – W-Johns Creek, Gainesville; L-Chattahoochee
Parkview (6-2) – W-#5 Grayson, Brookwood, L- #3 Norcross, Central Gwinnett
Colquitt County (5-3) – W-#7 Lovejoy, Thomas Central, Carver; L-#4 Lowndes, #6 North Gwinnett, Valdosta
Valdosta (5-3) – W-#10 Colquitt County, L-#1 Camden County, #4 Lowndes, Brooks County
Walton (6-2) – W-McEachern, Brookwood; L-#2 Lassiter, North Cobb
McEachern (6-2) – W-North Cobb, South Cobb; L-#5 Grayson, Walton
Johns Creek (7-1) – W-Lambert; L-West Forsyth

How would you rank them?

1. (1) Camden County (8-0)

Last week: Beat Brunswick 42-8. QB Brice Ramsey threw three TD passes and RB/CB J.J. Green rushed for 112 yards and a touchdown on 13 carries. Travis Johnson had three tackles for losses and a sack. Next: Friday at Lowndes (9-0)
2. (2) Lassiter (8-0)
Last week: Beat Wheeler 38-23. Lassiter jumped to a 21-0 lead in the first quarter and moved within a victory of clinching Region 5. QB Eddie Printz threw for 259 yards and connected with Willie Police (11 catches, 120 yards) for three touchdowns. Next: Friday vs. Roswell (2-6)
3. (3) Norcross (9-0)
Last week: Beat Peachtree Ridge 36-3. Norcross clinched Region 7 with the victory. QB Joseph Wilber (12-of-18 passing, 248 yards) threw three TD passes, two to RB Alvin Kamara. Next: Nov. 9 vs. Meadowcreek (0-8)
4. (4) Lowndes (9-0)
Last week: Beat Tift County 42-7. DL Sam Washington had three of Lowndes’ seven sacks, and Lowndes held Tift to 105 yards of total offense. Nick Burgman returned a punt 55 yards for a touchdown early in the first quarter. Lowndes led 35-0 in the second quarter. Next: Friday vs. Camden County (8-0)
5. (7) Grayson (7-1)
Last week: Off. Next: Thursday at Archer (6-3)
6. (8) North Gwinnett (7-1)
Last week: Beat Collins Hill 38-24. North Gwinnett trailed 24-21 in the third quarter when QB Michael Haynes threw a TD pass to Caleb Scott on a flea-flicker, and North Gwinnett outscored Collins Hill 17-0 in the second half. Haynes was 15-of-25 passing for 251 yards and rushed for 73 yards. Next: Friday vs. Mountain View (3-5)
7. (9) Lovejoy (8-1)
Last week: Beat Newton 51-6. Lovejoy clinched Region 2. Travis Custis rushed for 118 yards and scored three touchdowns, and Alejandro Bennefield threw for 223 yards and three touchdowns, two to Jai Murphy. Next: Nov. 9 vs. Alcovy (3-5)
8. (5) West Forsyth (7-1)
Last week: Lost to Chattahoochee 29-28. Chattahoochee QB Travis Marshall scored on an 8-yard scramble and found a diving Collin Lisa on the edge of the end zone for a winning conversion with 38 seconds to play. West Forsyth (7-1, 4-1) still will win Region 6 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). Next: Friday vs. South Forsyth (3-5)
9. (6) Parkview (6-2)
Last week: Lost to Central Gwinnett 30-27. Central Gwinnett’s Samir Ramic made a 35-yard field goal in the third overtime. Parkview played without injured 1,000-yard rusher Chris Carson. The upset 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 and South Gwinnett. Next: Friday vs. Berkmar (1-7)
10. (10) Colquitt County (5-3)
Last week: Lost to Valdosta 38-36. Valdosta led 38-14 with less than four minutes left, but Colquitt roared back with three touchdowns. Colquitt failed on a conversion pass with 1:26 left and did not recover an onside kick. Valdosta intercepted five passes, and running backs Malcolm Joseph and Nelson Herring each went over 100 yards. Next: Friday vs. Coffee (5-3)

1. (1) Northside-Warner Robins (8-0)

Last week: Beat Greenbrier 35-0. Northside scored touchdowns on its first five drives. Keshun Hill scored on a 49-yard punt return and a 70-yard run. Hill had 111 yards rushing on two carries and one catch for 32 yards. Next: Friday vs. Warner Robins (7-1)
2. (2) M.L. King (8-0)
Last week: Beat Stephenson 49-28. Stephenson got within 34-28 with 7:34 left, but M.L. King drove for a clinching score and followed it up with Wesley Green’s 70-yard interception return for a touchdown and the final margin. QB Monquavious Johnson was 17-of-23 passing for 321 yards and two touchdowns. Demarquis Polite-Bray had five catches for 133 yards and two touchdowns. Next: Friday at Tucker (7-1)
3. (3) East Paulding (8-0)
Last week: Beat South Paulding 20-16. RB Kamani Thomas scored on a 39-yard run with nine minutes left for a 20-10 lead, and East Paulding held on. South Paulding (4-4) became the first Region 5 team out of eight to come within 20 points of East Paulding. Next: Friday at Lithia Springs (1-7)
4. (4) Gainesville (7-1)
Last week: Off. Next: Friday vs. Loganville (2-6)
5. (5) Tucker (7-1)
Last week: Beat Miller Grove 28-13. Corey Hunter intercepted a Wolverines pass and returned it 55 yards to put the Tigers up 21-13 at the half. Kirk Tucker’s third-quarter interception and return to the Miller Grove 2-yard line set up a TD run by Dallas Rivers to push the lead to 28-13. Next: Friday vs. M.L. King (8-0)
6. (6) Thomas County Central (8-1)
Last week: Beat Hardaway 52-0. Thomas Central put up 414 yards rushing, and QB Adam Choice ran for 175 yards and three touchdowns. RB Shaquille Coleman rushed for 107 yards. Next: Nov. 9 vs. Harris County (4-4)
7. (7) Warner Robins (7-1)
Last week: Beat Grovetown 35-14. It was 14-14 in the fourth quarter until Danny Hite scored on a 6-yard run on fourth-and-2. D.D. Wright scored on runs of 14 and 30 yards later in the quarter. Next: Friday at Northside-Warner Robins (8-0)
8. (8) Allatoona (8-0)
Last week: Beat Hiram 20-17. Allatoona won in overtime when Hiram faked a field goal and threw incomplete in the end zone from the 9-yard line. Allatoona’s Nathan Shaw made a 26-yard field goal for the lead. Next: Friday vs. Woodland-Cartersville (2-6)
9. (10) Kell (7-1)
Last week: Beat Sprayberry 33-21. The game was tied 21-21 entering the fourth quarter. Kell intercepted five passes and forced a fumble. Brendan Langley and Taylor Henkle each had two interceptions. RB Khalil Bell scored three touchdowns. Next: Friday vs. Pope (6-2)
10. (9) Stephenson (5-2)
Last week: Lost to M.L. King 49-28. Stephenson’s Evan Jones had 13 carries for 140 yards and two touchdowns, the first coming on an 85-yard run on the Jaguars’ first play from scrimmage. Stephenson also scored on a 75-yard fumble return by Ryan George. But M.L. King had more than 500 yards in total offense. Next: Saturday at Mays (5-3)

Class AAAA
1. (1) Sandy Creek (8-0)

Last week: Beat LaGrange 47-13. Eric Swinney rushed for three touchdowns and Delvin Weems had two for Sandy Creek, which can clinch its region with a victory over Carrollton this week. Next: Friday vs. Carrollton (6-2)
2. (2) Marist (7-1)
Last week: Beat Stone Mountain 34-8. Marist allowed just 27 yards rushing. PK Patrick Anhut was 6-for-6 on touchbacks. Kenneth Brinson had three sacks. Next: Friday at Chamblee (8-0)
3. (3) Burke County (7-1)
Last week: Off. Next: Friday at Butler (1-7)
4. (4) Carrollton (6-2)
Last week: Beat Alexander 48-0. Carrollton scored touchdowns on its first four possessions. Trey Chivers scored two rushing touchdowns on his only two carries and two receiving TDs on three receptions. Next: Friday at Sandy Creek (8-0)
5. (5) Statesboro (7-1)
Last week: Beat South Effingham 13-6. RB Quan Daniels rushed for 114 yards and two touchdowns on 15 carries. His 1-yard run with 1:38 left in the third quarter broke a scoreless tie. South Effingham’s Josh Mercer, who is committed to N.C. State, was held to 77 yards on 17 carries. Next: Friday at Wayne County (4-3-1)
6. (6) Monroe Area (8-0)
Last week: Beat Madison County 63-6. Backup QB Michael Gallup, starting for injured Stanton Truitt, scored two touchdowns, one a 33-yard run, and threw a TD pass. Next: Friday at Chestatee (7-1)
7. (7) Stockbridge (7-1)
Last week: Beat Woodland-Stockbridge 34-7. Stockbridge held Woodland to 145 yards of total offense. QB Malik Bryan rushed for 144 yards and was 11-of-17 passing for 149 yards. Next: Friday vs. Locust Grove (6-2)
8. (8) Griffin (7-1)
Last week: Beat Upson-Lee 28-14. Griffin clinched Region 4’s subregion B with the victory. WR Quay Mangham had eight catches for 132 yards. QB Jaquez Parks was 20-of-35 passing for 273 yards and three touchdowns. Next: Friday at Spalding (1-6-1)
9. (9) Jonesboro (7-1)
Last week: Beat Riverdale 15-7. Next: Friday vs. Upson-Lee (3-5)
10. (10) Cairo (6-2)
Last week: Beat Americus-Sumter 29-20. Cairo took a 27-6 lead early in the fourth quarter by recovering a fumbled punt snap in the end zone and held on. Cairo got a sack in the Americus-Sumter end zone for a 29-20 lead with less than three minutes left. Next: Friday at Monroe (6-2)
Class AAA
1. (1) Peach County (8-0)

Last week: Beat Pike County 24-14. Nicholas Searcy rushed for 100 yards, and his 1-yard run in the second quarter gave Peach the lead for good, 21-14, before a nearly scoreless second half. Peach led in total yardage 294-236, according to the Macon Telegraph. Next: Friday vs. Carver-Columbus (7-1)
2. (2) Thomson (9-0)
Last week: Beat Washington County 28-14. RB Chris Jordan rushed for 201 yards on 25 carries and scored all four Thomson touchdowns. Thomson trailed 14-7 until Jordan scored on runs of 55, 7 and 28 yards in the second half. It was Thomson’s 600th all-time victory. Next: Nov. 9 vs. Jefferson County (3-5)
3. (4) Buford (5-3)
Last week: Beat Fannin County 51-0. Buford had 309 yards rushing, with no player getting more than 65, and was 8-for-8 passing for 133 yards. Next: Friday at East Hall (4-4)
4. (6) Carver-Columbus (7-1)
Last week: Beat Central-Macon 46-14. Dreilon Freeman returned the opening kickoff 65 yards for a touchdown, and Brandon Thomas ran a kick back 75 for a touchdown for a 46-7 lead in the third quarter. Torrance McGee threw two TD passes in the first quarter and scored one in the second. Next: Friday at Peach County (8-0)
5. (3) Washington County (8-1)
Last week: Lost to Thomson 28-14. QB William Walker rushed for 141 yards and a touchdown on 23 carries and was 14-of-21 passing for 193 yards and a touchdown, but Washington County was shut out in the second half. WR Deonte Latimer had seven catches for 120 yards. Next: Friday at Dodge County (4-4)
6. (7) Cartersville (8-0)
Last week: Beat Adairsville 45-3. QB Brooks Barden threw three touchdown passes for Cartersville, which won easily against a team that entered 5-2 and moved within one victory of clinching Region 5. Next: Friday at Sonoraville (1-7)
7. (8) Blessed Trinity (7-1)
Last week: Beat McNair 38-6. Blessed Trinity scored 24 points in the third quarter after leading 14-0 at halftime. QB Spencer McManes threw three TD passes, two to Sam Roberts. Timmy Mertz rushed for 78 yards on nine carries. Next: Friday at St. Pius (6-2)
8. (10) Woodward Academy (7-2)
Last week: Beat St. Pius 20-14. Terry Googer threw a 39-yard TD pass to Conor Pilch for the game-winning touchdown with 20 seconds left. Googer scrambled for first downs on two third-and-long downs to reach midfield with about one minute left. Woodward’s Jollyce Myrick 12 tackles and a 54-yard kick return, and sophomore FS Arrington Farrar had 15 tackles. Next: Friday at Cedar Grove (5-3)
9. (5) St. Pius (6-2)
Last week: Lost to Woodward Academy 20-14. St. Pius lost five fumbles, one into the end zone on a controversial play when RB Ryan Braswell came down at the Woodward 1-yard line on a rushing attempt. Braswell rushed for 155 yards on 19 carries. St. Pius outgained Woodward 354-212. Next: Friday vs. Blessed Trinity (7-1)
10. (9) North Oconee (7-1)
Last week: Beat East Jackson 57-0. North Oconee had 560 yards in total offense. Nick Colvin and Tate Adcock took turns at quarterback, with Colvin going 6-of-10 for 11 yards and Adcock 6-of-9 for 151 yards. Each had two TD passes. Next: Friday vs. Oconee County (2-6)

Class AA
1. (1) Calhoun (8-0)

Last week: Beat Armuchee 53-0. Taylor Lamb threw for 295 yards and five touchdowns. Tydus Curtis had 118 yards receiving. Calhoun got its third shutout in four games. Next: Friday vs. Model (5-3)
2. (2) Brooks County (9-0)
Last week: Beat Cook 35-21. QB Malcolm Parrish scored three touchdowns and threw a Hail Mary pass from midfield at the end of the first half for a touchdown to Deric Herring for a 21-14 lead. Brooks built the lead to 35-14 in the third quarter and went on to clinch Region 1, the school’s first title since 2008. Next: Nov. 9 at Berrien (3-5)
3. (3) Vidalia (8-0)
Last week: Beat Bacon County 14-10. Vidalia went up 14-10 on a 42-yard pass from D.J. Mincey to Shaawn Hunter in the third quarter for the final scoring of the game. Vidalia’s Juan Foster rushed for 93 yards on 14 carries. Bacon led in total yards 193-170. Bacon was trying to beat Vidalia for the first time since 1974. Next: Friday vs. Toombs County (6-2)
4. (4) Fitzgerald (7-2)
Last week: Beat Early County 17-14. Fitzgerald PK Manuel Chavez made a 40-yard field goal with 2:52 left for the game winner. Early County, which missed a potential tying field goal in the final seconds, led in total yardage 341-298, according to the Albany Herald. Next: Friday vs. Thomasville (2-6)
5. (6) Greater Atlanta Christian (6-2)
Last week: Beat Hapeville Charter 38-20. RB Kyle Scales rushed for 119 yards and scored two touchdowns in the first quarter, and Rafe Chapple threw an 80-yard TD pass to Peter Whiteneck to break the game open early. Next: Friday vs. Wesleyan (4-5)
6. (7) Lamar County (7-0-1)
Last week: Beat Bleckley County 39-7. Lamar County took advantage of seven takeaways, including two acrobatic interceptions by Quay Searcy. QB Lance Austin had 12 carries for 69 yards and three touchdowns and threw a 32-yard scoring pass to his brother, RB Lawrence Austin, who rushed for 82 yards on seven carries. Next: Friday at Macon County (3-5)
7. (5) Cook (6-2)
Last week: Lost to Brooks County 35-21. Ross Pickle threw two TD passes in the second quarter to tie the game 14-14, but Brooks scored the next three touchdowns. Next: Friday vs. Berrien (3-5)
8. (8) Heard County (8-0)
Last week: Beat Temple 62-27. Duranta Dunson scored three touchdowns and rushed for 107 yards on 13 carries. Damon Pearson returned a kickoff 62 yards for a touchdown. Next: Friday vs. Spencer (3-5)
9. (9) Jefferson (7-1)
Last week: Beat Social Circle 47-10. Jefferson led 47-0 at halftime and moved within one victory of clinching Region 8. Next: Friday at Riverside Military (1-7)
10. (10) Lovett (4-4)
Last week: Beat Wesleyan 24-21. Lovett drove 72 yards on 11 plays for the winning touchdown, which was Grant Haley’s 1-yard run with 29 seconds left. Haley intercepted a pass at midfield to clinch the win. Haley also returned a kickoff 96 yards for a touchdown and scored on a 75-yard run to get Lovett within 21-16 in the third quarter. Wesleyan led in total yards 256-244 and first downs 19-9. Next: Friday vs. Westminster (3-5)

Class A
1. (1) Eagle’s Landing Christian (7-1)

Last week: Beat Strong Rock Christian 69-6. ELCA led 62-0 at halftime, when Strong Rock had 6 yards of total offense and no first downs. CB Jevius Terry returned an interception for a touchdown. DB DJ Curl returned a punt for a touchdown and had a 42-yard TD run. Next: Friday at Pace Academy (2-6)
2. (2) Emanuel County Institute (7-1)
Last week: Beat Johnson County 40-0. James Brown rushed for 184 yards and two touchdowns on seven carries. ECI allowed only 111 yards in total offense. ECI led 34-0 at halftime. Next: Friday at Montgomery County (0-8)
3. (3) Athens Academy (8-0)
Last week: Beat George Walton Academy 21-20. George Walton Academy missed a 45-yard field goal in the final seconds after having made one earlier in the game. Athens Academy trailed 20-7 at halftime. QB Austin Schulte threw second-half TD passes to Eric Williams (50 yards) and Bobby Marshburn (14), the latter coming with 2:36 left for the final margin. Next: Friday vs. Hebron Christian (1-7)
4. (4) Prince Avenue Christian (7-1)
Last week: Off. Next: Friday at Pinecrest Academy (4-3)
5. (5) Lincoln County (7-1)
Last week: Beat Twiggs County 49-0. Mike McIntire (114) and Jamar Norman (119) each surpassed 100 yards rushing. Jalen Franklin had eight catches for 199 yards and two touchdowns. Next: Friday vs. Wilkinson County (6-2)
6. (6) Savannah Christian (6-2)
Last week: Beat Jenkins County 42-12. Jalen Myrick, who has committed to Minnesota, had five receptions for 111 yards and three touchdowns. Savannah Christian scored five touchdowns in the second quarter. Next: Friday vs. Savannah Country Day (2-6)
7. (7) Wilcox County (6-2)
Last week: Beat Swainsboro 40-24. The Makail Grace and Jonathan Howard show continues. Grace threw five TD passes and passed for 333 yards and rushed for 84. Howard had 10 catches for 193 yards and two touchdowns. Next: Friday at Irwin County (6-2)
8. (8) Irwin County (6-2)
Last week: Beat Turner County 27-26. Irwin won despite trailing 14-0 and 26-21. Ryan Peterson rushed for 105 yards and caught two TD passes, including the game-winner, a 28-yarder from Clay Paulk with 1:09 left. Next: Friday vs. Wilcox County (6-2)
9. (9) Wilkinson County (6-2)
Last week: Beat First Presbyterian 42-21. Wilkinson County came back from a 14-0 deficit as QB David Whipple threw for 343 yards on 22-of-29 passing and rushed for 88 yards on 13 carries. Antonio Whipple had eight catches for 155 yards and two touchdowns. Next: Friday at Lincoln County (7-1)
10. (10) Calvary Day (7-1)
Last week: Beat Claxton 49-12. Sophomore RB Robert Heyward rushed for 172 yards and three touchdowns on 12 carries. Next: Friday vs. Portal (0-8)

239 comments Add your comment


October 28th, 2012
10:06 am

We seem to have a “LOG JAM” in AAAAA…Not much movement between the teams only the #9 and #10 spots changed.


Carver Panther 1

October 28th, 2012
10:28 am

@ Todd How many 8-0 teams in the recent past have not been ranked at any point this late in the season?

Still undeafeated 8-0. Beat a 6-1 Washington Team (was once ranked 6) beat AAAAA Mays team that is now 5-3 and is competing for a playoff spot in a tough region.

Let’s go panthers!!!!

By the way nobody has packed the new Lakewood Stadium like Panther Nation did last night!!!!!


October 28th, 2012
10:31 am

How is the packers still in the top ten when they have three losses and lets be honest valdosta destroyed them only why they even attempted a come back is because we played safe we could of easy put 14 more points on the score board !!! just the truth !!! VHS


October 28th, 2012
10:39 am

@Carver Panther 1 — how does Lakewood look — is it as nice as Grady stadium? Way to represent Region 6-AAAA. Let’s all focus on making a statement in the playoffs!


October 28th, 2012
11:08 am

I think I would have McEachern in there somewhere. They have won 6 straight since losing their first two games of the season to the two teams that played for the state championship last year.


October 28th, 2012
11:17 am

Why is Colquitt ranked? Losing to weak Valdosta team should knock out Colquitt. Think there are some more deserving teams to consider for No. 10, such as one-loss Johns Creek and Langston Hughes.

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

October 28th, 2012
11:35 am

Dont be rankled by the ratings. We all want to see our team as high in polls as possible. Does it determine playoff seedings? No. Focus on region record and get ready for playoffs where the only ranking that matters is who finishes first n second on the scoreboard. Cant wait for playoffs!


October 28th, 2012
11:49 am

Slowly but surely !

Bill Cosby

October 28th, 2012
11:53 am

Peach co goes down this week. Carver-Columbus will go into Ft.Valley GA & get the Win.

Squeaky Wheel Syndrome

October 28th, 2012
12:10 pm

Lovejoy lost to a 5-3 team? Lovejoy should be ranked lower, despite what its blogger says

No pressure no diamond

October 28th, 2012
12:17 pm

@ warEagle1 thanks for the love at Carver the stadium can be compared to alot of D 1schools it’s a lot nicer than Gradey. Thanks again


October 28th, 2012
12:34 pm

Don’t sleep on Lovejoy. As soon as the staff gets back from Golden Corrall they are going to make a serious run in the playoffs.


October 28th, 2012
12:41 pm

@ Squeaky wheel syndrome == The blogger carries no weight with the ranker. Lovejoy is ranked where it is because it has earned it. That 5-3 team was picked to challenge Camden and Grayson for the title of the best football team in 6A in Georgia. Go and play your little sissy game with that 5-3 team. We are 8-1, will win our region, are going to the playoffs and will be at home doing it. No matter what you say, these things will not change !


October 28th, 2012
12:44 pm

You might want to add #1 Sandy Creek vs #4 Carrollton to your list:

The games between ranked teams are:

No. 1 Camden County at No. 4 Lowndes (AAAAAA)
No. 1 Northside-Warner Robins vs. No. 7 Warner Robins (AAAAA)
No. 2 M.L. King vs. No. 5 Tucker (AAAAA)
No. 1 Peach County vs. No. 4 Carver Columbus (AAA)
No. 7 Blessed Trinity vs. No. 9 St. Pius (AAA)
No. 5 Lincoln County vs. No. 9 Wilkinson County (A)
No. 7 Wilcox County vs. No. 8 Irwin County (A)


October 28th, 2012
12:53 pm

When you say “Colquitt missed a conversion to tie in the final minute” a lot of people will think the kicker missed an an extra point. So as not to disparage the kicker it should be made clear that it was a two point conversion, and was a terrible play call by one Mr. Propst. They ran all over the Cats in that drive for a touchdown and then decide to throw a pass from the 2 yd. line with no room to do it. The QB could have almost walked in with a play action and an option to pass if open. Propst also got a flag during the game and he is not nearly as smart as I had originally thought.


October 28th, 2012
12:59 pm

@Dum-Bass … For that matter, Propst is not nearly as smart as he originally thought either ;)


October 28th, 2012
1:09 pm

If everyone wants to talk abouthow Propst should have ran the 2pt conversion or how he should have done this or that, how about the obvious holding on the first 2pt conversion that wasn’t called? How about the Colquitt QB stepping out the back of the end zone that wasn’t called??? Propst called a good play, they just didn’t execute!!!!!

@ WarEagle – This weak Valdosta team has 3 loses to 3 teams that are a combined 24-0. #1 AAAAAA CAMDEN COUNTY – #4 AAAAAA LOWNDES – #2 AA BROOKS COUNTY

I fully expect Camden and Brooks to play for state championships!!! Are there any other teams that have lost only to teams ranked in the top 5 in their classification???


October 28th, 2012
1:36 pm

The ajc refuse to drop Colquit County out of the top 10. They lost to unranked Valdosta and at 5-3 i just don’t think they are top 10.
How can Carver 8-0 not be ranked, this is crazy! What about Grady. Who is ranking these teams?


October 28th, 2012
1:39 pm

@ G-dub….Todd explained why he left Colquitt in. At the end of his article he asked “how would you rank them?”

Gwinnett Fan

October 28th, 2012
1:39 pm

Rankings do not matter. It will be Camden vs Grayson for the state championship. They are hands down the two best teams in the state. (Are there any other teams you would rather not play in the playoffs???) All that is left to determine is whether that game will be in the third round at Camden or at the dome in the finals.

Parkview will decide when it happens. If you are on the left side of the brackets you are rooting for Parkview. If you are on the right side of the brackets you are rooting for South Gwinnett.

That Dude Says...

October 28th, 2012
1:41 pm

In AAAA #1 Sandy Creek hosts #4 Carrollton Friday!!!! It’s going to be a goodie.

When I yell Sandy… you yell CREEEEEKK!!!!


October 28th, 2012
1:42 pm

Truth= Lakewood Stadium very nice! Same design as Grady Stadium. It would be a nice D-2 or 1-AA stadium it is not on the level of any DIVISION 1 STADIUM! Lakewood is one of the best high school stadiums in the state. My high school South Atlanta plays home games at both Grady and Lakewood and they’re both exceptional HIGH SCHOOL STADIUMS, that’s it.


October 28th, 2012
2:15 pm

lovejoy has only played one good football team all year ……..and they LOST. They lost to a team who will wind up being a #3 or 4 seed out of our region. The rest of the schedule they have played this year has been cupcakes and it will show when the playoffs start after rd 1. They are a good football team, i am not saying that but they have not been tested . They have only had 1 Test……..and they FAILED.

Colquitt Supporter

October 28th, 2012
2:34 pm

Not sure how I would rank them other than to take Colquitt out of the top 10. I do not care how tough the schedule is – if you do not win, you do not deserve to be ranked. At this point, I hope Colquitt is more concerned about their last two games than they are the rankings. Otherwise they will spend more time in Moultrie during November/December.


October 28th, 2012
2:35 pm

@ Jactravious, Thats right. The muffin is going deep because he is being played by a soft roll. Advantage, Muffin.


October 28th, 2012
2:56 pm

@ BK == Don’t turn your venom our way. We win, thats all. No matter who we have played. You guys sound just like those from a year ago. Check archives, if you could, of last seasons post and the chatter is the same, exactly the same. The difference is we will not claim superiority. We leave that to fans like you. We let our game do the talking. Before you or anyone else responds to my winning comments, let those who did not play for the championship last season excuse themselves from the conversation. No matter the class. ……………………., thats enough. Lets talk Lowndes and their undefeated record. Who did they play ?Luella, they beat them, so did we. Newton, they beat them, so did we. Windsor Forest, Hardaway., Tift. Thats 5-0. The region is not what everyone thought, other than Camden. You barely beat Valdosta, whom many had written off. Let things stay as they are and we will see you in 3 weeks.


October 28th, 2012
3:42 pm

@Waltonfan…Thanks, I did not read the article I just looked at the rankings, but based on what Todd said I agree with Colquit supporter it don’t matter how much you lose by the bottom line is win and losses. They should not be in top ten. I really expected big things from Walton this year, what’s the scoop?


October 28th, 2012
4:50 pm

Todd – Put ‘em in a bag. Shake them up. Let the sort themselves in the playoffs. Love it how people get mad because “they’re ranked?” and “why are we ranked?” and “how can you not rank ______?”


October 28th, 2012
5:15 pm

I really think people are over looking Valdosta we have three losses to teams that are in the top four in there classifications who have not been beat and only why the packers were able to run on that last drive is because we were playing a safe to come on if everybody is 20 yards back who couldnt run the ball be serious the packers are 5-3 and still have to play coffee and camden


October 28th, 2012
5:50 pm

I believe Harris County should be ranked no lower than 75th.

Gwinnett is Great

October 28th, 2012
5:51 pm

I usually understand the rankings but Todd, how does Grayson lose to Parkview (4 turnovers) and drop from 1 to out of the polls… Then go on to beat central 52-0 who turns around to BEAT parkview who only drops 3 spots. Not complaining but just would like to hear your reasons

Norcross (all day)

October 28th, 2012
5:59 pm

Norcross or Grayson will kill Camden!! Camden has been going against weak schools AAAALLLLLL season these last two games will determine how good they really are


October 28th, 2012
6:08 pm

It is absolutely moronic to say that Parkview will advance past Grayson…Parkview would not score in a rematch with Grayson.

Norcross (all day)

October 28th, 2012
6:10 pm

Norcross already skunked parkview soooooo


October 28th, 2012
6:14 pm

@ Norcross (all day)…Please don’t tell me you’re not implying that Norcross would smother Grayson by any stretch of the imagination…You can’t compare scores because that argument/ justification holds no water. Grayson is basically unbeatable right now, but one bad game like the Parkview game can undo any great team. Norcross will get their chance just be patient.


October 28th, 2012
6:20 pm

Who is Norcross??? Oh wait who cares! That can all be decided in the playoffs. This week its all about Camden Vs Lowndes for me. So talk trash if you may. WE KNOW WE PLAYED IN A WEAK REGION 3. NOW WE ARE IN A WEAK REGION 1. I’m kidding. Region has the toughest and best FANs in High School Football. I would put a weak region 1 team against the strongest team in any other region and bet they would win. (except Tift, those are some undisciplined kids).

Just a Fan

October 28th, 2012
6:22 pm

Todd-did you forget the Carrollton/Sandy Creek game when you made this list?

Norcross (all day)

October 28th, 2012
6:22 pm

Yes I am implying that! And your saying stats and scores doesn’t hold water! ARE YOU SERIOUS! it’s in black and white you cant deny that

Just a Fan

October 28th, 2012
6:24 pm

Camden 2013-with that reasoning I expect to see 4 teams from R1 in the quarterfinals.

Bobby Joe Hill

October 28th, 2012
6:25 pm

Chamblee. 8-0. Next up: Marist. (But I presume you all assume they will lose that game too since “we haven’t play anybody”) AJC will have their foot in their mouth all year when it comes to the undefeated Chamblee Bulldogs who were predicted to be 3-7 by this very website. Ha…

Norcross (all day)

October 28th, 2012
6:32 pm

@ camdenfan2013 dude you sound retarded! Your saying country region 1 will beat reagion 7 who has prolly the toughest teams in the Gwinnett area


October 28th, 2012
6:34 pm

You know nothing about football then LOL Parkview vs Grayson, and Norcross vs Parkview are two completely different dimensions. Norcross is a spread you out kill you with speed team and Grayson aims to kill you by controlling the clock. Quick strike vs ball control…

On defense, Norcross is oportunistic while Grayson wants to kill everything that moves. Parkview had TWO COMPLETELY different game plans offensively/ defensively for Grayson and Norcross. Comparing scores doesn’t tell you anything. If you think that it tells everything, then I’m wasting my time on you LOL

So Parview lost to Central Gwinnett, but Grayson beat CG 52-0…so tell me mr. football….does that make Grayson better than parkview or what? It’s a mute point and no comparison can predict a winner. The game is won on the field.

Even comparing scores between Norcross and Grayson against teams like Mountainview, MeadowCreek, Berkmar, Shiloh, Dacula, doesn’t tell you anything because they are “expected wins”. You and The Cross are overly enamored with the numbers. The game is on the field.

Norcross (all day)

October 28th, 2012
6:45 pm

@ NGHS 09- Yeah I think Grayson is better than sorry Parkview, But if you was a random person trying to decide between two teams you would compare stats RIGHT! -_- if you don’t do that then you obviously don’t know football!!


October 28th, 2012
7:08 pm

No, because Grayson has different players than the players of Parkview that Norcross got the stats on. Also, Grayson had 4 turneovers, did Norcross? Like I said…you will get your chance to go toe to toe with Grayson or Camden.

Hubert Green

October 28th, 2012
7:10 pm

We’ll show ole Camden what’s what when they get in a real football region. Really; I don’t think so. They are kicking your tails like u stole something.


October 28th, 2012
7:22 pm

i see it was a missed print with Brooks county in 6a

Norcross '97

October 28th, 2012
7:26 pm

NGHS 09 — The fact that it may be decided on the field makes it a “moot” point, not a “mute” point. As a Norcross grad, I understand the difference.


October 28th, 2012
7:53 pm

There’s no automatic bid to the 6A championship game. IMO, Camden and Grayson were the two best teams last year too, but a not so funny thing happened on the way to the championship, Camden lost! I expect Camden to be there this year, but there are definitely NO guarantees! :-D


October 28th, 2012
8:01 pm

sportsnut…..Pretty soon you’re going to realize, Lovejoy is NO LONGER in Class 4A! :-)

First Down Creek!!!!

October 28th, 2012
8:11 pm

Carrollton at Sandy Creek is the biggest of all the games and you failed to mention them. Just two years ago they played for the AAA State title. I don’t think any other pairing can say the same thing.