It’s crunch time

The football regular season is coming down to the wire, with most Class AA teams having two games left to make either the playoffs or jockey for each region’s top four postseason berths. Some teams are on the bubble, others’ playoff spots are pretty much certain. Some are closing in on undefeated regular seasons.

Here are some key games to keep an eye on:

– Model (5-3, 4-1) at Calhoun (8-0, 5-0): No. 1 Calhoun, defending state champion, is going for its 24th straight victory since losing to Buford in the 2010 final. The Region 7-AA Yellow Jackets come in having shut out their last two opponents Murray County and Armuchee 69-0 and 53-0 and having allowed only one of their last four foes to score. Last week, Calhoun’s Taylor Lamb passed for five touchdowns and 295 yards, including 118 to Tydus Curtis.

– Toombs County (6-2, 5-2) at Vidalia (8-0, 7-0): The No. 3 Indians of 2-AA are vying for their first unbeaten regular season since finishing 12-1 and reaching the quarterfinals against Laney in 2004. Last week the Indians turned back Bacon County 14-10, capped by D.J. Mincey’s 42-yard scoring pass to Shaawn Hunter. Vidalia’s Juan Foster rushed for 93 yards.

– Lamar County (7-0-1, 5-0) at Macon County (3-5, 3-2): The No. 6 Trojans are at this point largely because of defense, having generated 11 fumbles and 11 interceptions, nearly three turnovers a game. Last week’s 39-7 Region 4-AA win over Bleckley County featured a season-high six turnovers, including three fumbles and two interceptions. The first five led takeaways to points, according to the Macon Telegraph.

– Spencer (3-5, 3-3) at Heard County (8-0, 6-0): No. 8 Heard is nearing its first perfect regular season since going 11-1 and losing to Lovett in the second round in 2006. The 5-AA Braves beat Temple 62-27 last week, when Duranta Dunson scored three touchdowns and rushed for 107 yards. Damon Pearson returned a kickoff 62 yards for another score.

9 comments Add your comment

sportsnut

November 1st, 2012
6:03 am

Pulling for Lamar County and Coach Stephens. He got what he wanted. Talent base, a true Home Field, more money and one I would hope he takes advantage of, living enviornment. Nothing like the country air.

Jefferson

November 1st, 2012
9:43 am

Calhoun is going for the 12 strait region title and a state record 92 strait region wins.

Trojan4Life

November 1st, 2012
10:07 am

Brooks County Trojan’s All Day Calhoun Beware We Are Ready For You Guys in the 3rd round. And your speaking on a team who doesn’t play anybody who does Calhoun play in region that is over .500

Jefferson

November 1st, 2012
12:50 pm

Calhoun has played everybody on their road to the dome for 5 years and only Buford stopped them, Brooks fell 2 times to Calhoun in that run,and got killed last year. If we play Brooks again, the region we play in means nothing, nor does region 1.

YELLERJACKETZ1

November 1st, 2012
7:26 pm

TROJAN4LIFE YOU BETTER GET YOUR HAMMER SWINGING BECAUSE WE GOT THE ARM TO THROW IT!!! HAHA

BROOKS COUNTY 2005

November 1st, 2012
11:11 pm

BROOKS READY FOR THIS ARM AN HAMMER BOWL ITS GOING DOWN IN THE 3 ROUND

Jacketaxe

November 2nd, 2012
6:43 am

Bring your favorite coin, you know what happens when Brooks makes the ride.

YELLERJACKETZ1

November 2nd, 2012
11:19 am

JACKETAXE IF WE LOSE THE COIN TOSS IM JUST GONNA RIDE ON DOWN TO MEXICO BEACH TO CELEBRATE OUR VICTORY!!! GO CALHOUN

Stinger63

November 2nd, 2012
1:41 pm

Trojan4Life…. I agree that 7AA is not as strong as 1AA, but to say that Calhoun hasn’t played anybody is not accurate. Calhoun started the season with a very young and inexperienced team, against 3 quality teams from AAAA. Ridgeland, currently ranked 10′th in AAAA is 7-1 this season with the only loss coming against Calhoun. Carrollton, currently rannked 3′rd in AAAA, has only 2 losses, one of which was to Calhoun. Dalton is 5-3 but will be a playoff team. If there is a 3′rd round match-up, I’m sure it will be a train wreck, and BOTH teams better be ready.