Playoff scenarios for final week of regular season

Here’s a look at the playoff scenarios for each region in Class AAAAA. This is not meant to include every possibility, because tiebreaker procedures vary from region to region and are not widely publicized. Instead, it is focused on the most likely or least complicated scenarios.

*Region 1: The winner of the Thomas County Central-Harris County game will be the region champion and the loser will be the No. 2 seed. The winner of the Lee County-Bainbridge game will be the No. 3 seed and the loser will be the No. 4 seed. Northside of Columbus and Hardaway have been eliminated from playoff contention.

*Region 2: Northside of Warner Robins has clinched the region title. Warner Robins and Lakeside of Evans have clinched playoff berths and play each other this week. Warner Robins can clinch the No. 2 seed with a victory. Jones County can secure a playoff berth with a victory against Grovetown on Friday. Grovetown still has a shot, but it needs to beat Jones County and hope for a Lakeside upset of Warner Robins.

*Region 3: Ware County, Effingham County and Richmond Hill have clinched playoff berths, and the other spot will go to the winner of the Glynn Academy-Jenkins game. The winner of the Ware County-Effingham County game will win the region title.

*Region 4: The winners of the four region play-in games will advance to the state playoffs. Those games are Ola at Whitewater, Drew at Creekside, McIntosh at Union Grove and Northgate at Mundy’s Mill. Whitewater will be the region champion if it beats Ola.

*Region 5: The winner of the East Paulding-Allatoona game will be the region champion and the loser will be the No. 2 seed. Rome has clinched third place, and North Paulding will finish in fourth place.

*Region 6: M.L. King has clinched the region title. Stephenson can clinch second place with a victory against North Atlanta, and Tucker can take the No. 3 seed with a victory against Mays. Southwest DeKalb, Miller Grove and Mays are tied for fourth place, but Southwest DeKalb will get the playoff berth barring an upset.

*Region 7: The winners of the four region play-in games will advance to the state playoffs. Those games are Creekview at Riverwood, Sequoyah at Sprayberry, Northview at Pope and Forsyth Central at Kell. Kell will be the region champion if it beats Forsyth Central.

*Region 8: The winner of the Flowery Branch-Gainesville game will be the region champion and the loser will be the No. 2 seed. Heritage of Conyers has clinched third place, and Clarke Central has clinched fourth place.

55 comments Add your comment

First!!!!!!!!

November 6th, 2012
11:32 am

swatguy

November 6th, 2012
11:39 am

This is really lazy. A scenario for sure but in region 6 there are several scenarios. If you do not report the details of the various scenarios, it be irresponsible to offer any scenario. come on, get with it!!

We Ready!

November 6th, 2012
11:44 am

I Dont See How Southwest Dekalb will get the playoff berth, If it comes down to a tie breaker it should go by points. Mays is basically undefeated, they only lose by a point of a touchdown. Southwest Dekalb get BLOWED OUT. It would be a waste of a playoff slot. Mays is going to pitch a BIG upset this friday! So Let The Games Begin!

Tiger4Life

November 6th, 2012
12:07 pm

@We Ready
SWD beat Mays and Miller Grove in Head to Head. How would they not get the forth spot? 0_o

“Mays is basically undefeated” What Kool-Aid you been drinking?

And YES Mays will be upset after a 5-5 season and no playoffs. :-(

SWD Panther Paw

November 6th, 2012
12:12 pm

We Ready and SWATGUY….What kind of drugs are you guy’s on???????? I know you guy’s are Mays fans but you got beat by SWD and all the other teams. I don’t care if it’s by a half a point or 30 points you got beat on the field where it counts. ‘Mays is basically undefeated’???????? give me a break…..you’ll have another chance to beat a better team this friday…….prove it!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!

Dragstrip Road

November 6th, 2012
12:22 pm

TICK TICK TICK………………………………….BOOM ! ! ! ! ! ! ! ! !

swatguy

November 6th, 2012
12:33 pm

The Mays team is concerned only about fridat. Believe that . Perhaps my slightly overstated fellow(We Ready!) Swat partna means, only Mays beats Mays. We hope to pull out the victory on Friday. What really matters is who plays in the second round. ‘Cause if you advance and get beat in the first round you might as well sit.

Mays will be there Tucker and maybe SWD will sit home. next week.

SWD Panther Paw

November 6th, 2012
12:59 pm

swatguy…I understand where you’re coming from. according to you guy’s Mays is always beating yourselves and it’s never the other team beating you. Well this has been the case for a lot of years now. When are you guy’s going to step up and beat someone when you really need it????? Until they change the region again..Mays will continue to be the 5th or 6th best team against the Dekalb schools. You guy’s have only beat SWD once in 13 games. Maybe Mays is the number 1 team in the city of ATL.

JAB

November 6th, 2012
1:10 pm

I really sincerely hope that Mays will break the jinx and step up to the plate and beat Tucker****

MLK ALL DAY

November 6th, 2012
1:59 pm

SWD will be in the playoffs. They beat Mays and Miller Grove head to head, so there’s no question that they will be in.

Tiger4Life

November 6th, 2012
2:19 pm

@JAB

LOL, your hate cracks me up :-D

Did you at least eat or go vote first before you had your daily hater-aid this morning?

JAB

November 6th, 2012
4:34 pm

@ Tiger4Life, It’s not hate man! Just want to prove that region 6AAAAA is top quality and Tucker tigers is not all that, you guys brought (ALL) this on yourselves with all the bragging in the beginning of the season, how you was going to dominate & how much better you were than Stephenson MLK and the rest of the region**** MUCH LOVE TO YOU & THE TUCKER TIGERS MAN!!!

JAB

November 6th, 2012
4:35 pm

@ Tiger4Life, I did early voting last week dude, Lol.,

JAB

November 6th, 2012
4:39 pm

@ Tiger4Life, much love to man, would have love to meet with ya at the game @ have some good trash talk, but to be honest man’ I don’t like going to Adams stadium. Stephenson have always played at Halford or Panthersville until this year…Lol.,

MakeThe Call

November 6th, 2012
4:56 pm

I know everyone has their opinion on how this will play out but we have to look at what is in front of us concerning the final game. YES! SWD beat Mays & Miller Grove BUT Mays still has to play Tucker and it can go either way. If Mays wins they force a 3 way tie this is fact look at Tucker, SWD and Mays records they all will be 6-3. The region and GHSA has tiebreaker guildlines to be followed. SWD is not a sure in because of their victory over Mays because Tucker beat SWD and let’s say for this arguement that Mays wins Friday over Tucker they would beat Tucker head to head thus forcing a 3 way tie for 2 spots. The info that I hear is the region voted on a point system if true Mays wins because they have not loss a game by more than 6 points 7 SWD has been shut out this year. I hear the Max points is between 13-15 not for sure. The fact is Mays has to win and and then the tie breaker comes into play. The other deal is MG beats MLK and force a 4 team tie that would be interesting but all above teams mentioned are fighting for their playoff life with only 2 spots availible. SWD can’t automatically go nor Tucker. Tucker could well be the 4th seed it’s crazy but is a possibilty.

5AReg6Fan

November 6th, 2012
5:16 pm

I said this on another blog … CONGRATES to the Lions of MLK for their victory over Tucker and being crown 2012 REGION 6 CHAMPION … well deserved and well earned.

@The Mays Fans – The only way Mays makes the 2012 playoffs, is to beat Tucker on Nov 9th (Period). It doesn’t matter what SWD does … a Mays “L” and a SWD “W” or “L”, SWD gets the playoff spot.

“WE ARE TUCKER” – A VERY, VERY, VERY DANGOUS 3rd SEAT

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

Tiger4Life

November 6th, 2012
5:37 pm

@JAB

I’m much more animated in real life, I have no sensor.

@Make the Call

If Tucker lose and it comes down to a tie-breaker with teams at 6-3 in the region, I believe the point system is “points against” from like opponents that are not tied.

Tucker 77
Mays 115
SWD 129

So Tucker should get the forth seed.

JAB

November 6th, 2012
5:48 pm

WITH ALL JOKES, CRITICISM, AND TRASH TALKING ASIDE! REGION 6AAAAA IS TOUGH THIS YEAR!!!

rwdekalb

November 6th, 2012
6:47 pm

Does anyone really know how the point system works and is that how our region will decide tie breaker. And when does head to head come into play in this or is head to head not a consideration.

rwdekalb

November 6th, 2012
6:50 pm

Sounds like everybody better win this Friday or its a wrap.

rwdekalb

November 6th, 2012
6:57 pm

@Jab. Why so much hate for Tucker. The past is the past. Everybody needs to be focused on their next opponent. Seeding for 3 of our spots won’t be determined until Friday. And where you are seeded could make a difference in how far Stephensen goes.

Gamer

November 6th, 2012
7:41 pm

Why so much hate for Tucker? I wonder if Tucker didn’t start it by challenging Stephenson and MLK when the moved down to 5A. Remenber, Tucker/Marist ruled their region while in 4A and 5A for a number of years. I am an outsider looking for answer to” rwdekalb” question. Is their anyone out their who has the answer?

Gamer

November 6th, 2012
7:42 pm

I meant “they” “remember”

panther

November 6th, 2012
8:12 pm

a lot of great football this year in dekalb and mays

JAB

November 6th, 2012
8:20 pm

@ rwdekalb, there is really no hate, just trash talk’ we (ALL) are Dekalb county but it is true that Tucker & Marist rule the region before this year and at the beginning of the year they did a lot of talk about how they were still going to rule the region and MLK & Stephenson presence was not going to make a difference. @ I believe that a point system is put in place in case the their is a tie. With all remainding the same eg. If Tucker wins and remain 2 loss they are third behind Stephenson because Stephenson beat the heads up. If their is a three way tie, I believe the point system is not how many points that was scored overall but who lost the lowest amt. of point by the three contenders.. In case of a 4 way tie i believe that the region would have a 1 qtr. playoff but don’t quote me on that…

JAB

November 6th, 2012
8:24 pm

@ you right Gamer if you research the blogs you will see that Tucker fans blasted Stephenson & MLK with WE ARE TUCKER TIGERS STATE CHAMPS WINNER OF 19 STARIGHT ETC. ETC. AND HOW THEY WERE GOING TO RULE THE REGION. BUT I THINK AT THE END OF THE SEASON WE ALL ARE GOING TO COME TOGETHER AND SUPPORT EACH OTHER, THEN IT WILL BE DEKALB VS (ALL) AAAAA TEAMS TO THE DOME…;)

Tiger4Life

November 6th, 2012
8:55 pm

Until then JAB, we have 1 week left 0_0

rwdekalb

November 6th, 2012
9:53 pm

@We Ready. You stated if SWD got the last playoff spot over Mays that it would be a waste. Would you please enlighten those misinformed posters on here of any deep playoff run that Mays has made in the last 15 years.

rwdekalb

November 6th, 2012
10:04 pm

I have much respect for Mays but why try and put another team down especially one that you lost to. But I guess its just good old fashioned trash talk.

JAB

November 6th, 2012
10:19 pm

@ rwdekalb, Lol., Mays doesn’t have a chance against Dekalb County Schools, they are just a mere region filler-in-regionscheduler… NOTE: “New word” Lol.,
;)

G-dub

November 6th, 2012
10:55 pm

I would love to see all 4 teams from dekalb county. Can’t believe that Tucker will be no higher than a 3 seed. Now Tucker fans that has to be a letdown when you are used to being #1. Go dekalb

blu eagle

November 6th, 2012
11:16 pm

We would like it better if only one team out of region 6 is in playoffs too many dangerous teams, makes for exciting playoffs, Good Luck Everybody!

JAB

November 7th, 2012
6:10 am

GO DEKALB REGION 6AAAAA****

If it all works out

November 7th, 2012
8:49 am

If it all works out Tucker and Northside will meet in round 3, wow that would be great. This is what they both wanted.The fun is here, playoff time.

Gamer

November 7th, 2012
9:00 am

Tucker-NSWR in round three. Sounds good but a bad night for any of the two and it’s over until next year. Two years ago NSWR lost to Whitewater in round one, a team that was under the radar. It seems within no time they were up 28-0. NSWR fought back to 28-21 but needed a 5th Qtr. to win. It was over just like that! Expect some similiar upset(s) this year ——it will happen no matter how good you are.

swatguy

November 7th, 2012
9:52 am

Mays has been on the lost side in big games many times, However I have seen Mays win against Marist and Tucker. The talent levels are not much different, coaching is a major difference. We have seen this season, these teams are very very close to each other. Mays dont cry we show up. We know we are one play away in the 4 loses to be undefeated. Fact is we do have four loses (3 region) but it only provides incentive for a win against Tucker. It is our first playoff game.

rwdekalb

November 7th, 2012
10:17 am

@swatguy. Mays has been the most consistent APS school over past 10 yrs and they are very competive this year with every game close except their blowout win against Miller Grove. Good luck to Mays on Friday and may the better team that day win.

KeithMLKfan

November 7th, 2012
11:01 am

What y’ll think? Will MLK rest their starters this Fri against Miller Grove? Seems like a smart move to me, to be healthy for the playoffs…….

Old Gold Panther

November 7th, 2012
11:09 am

Here is a link to region 6 Tie Breaker rules…

https://acrobat.com/?d=e3gO5hHZts1o6X9q9c-6Nw

SWD Panther Paw

November 7th, 2012
11:49 am

Thank you for the region 6 Tie Breaker rules information ‘Old Gold Panther’. I’m informed now. Nothing like having knowledge. Go SWD!!!!!!!!

Northside Dawg

November 7th, 2012
11:51 am

Is Yusuf Minor back on the Tucker team?

RealisticFan

November 7th, 2012
1:30 pm

@All non region 6AAAAA and Northside fans

Guess the rest of us in AAAAA should just pack it in. I’m so tired of hearing how great Reg6 is. Dang!! The same mouthiness ran rampant last year about the region and they went 1-3 in the first round.

SWD Panther Paw

November 7th, 2012
1:55 pm

RealisticFan – But the region won the state championship……..also we can’t help if the other regions choose not to get on the blog and discuss thier teams. We have passionate fans in this region who love to talk. Isn’t that what the blog is all about?????????

RealisticFan

November 7th, 2012
2:06 pm

Only point is there has be anither subject worthy of discussion.

J

November 7th, 2012
2:58 pm

@ Northside Dawg Yusef Minor is back on the team

JAB

November 7th, 2012
4:49 pm

@ RealisticFan, welcome to 6AAAAA new kids on da block the two big CATS Stephenson & MLK; @ SWD Panther Paw is right, we are down right passionate about our teams, see you or another region at the dome…;)

5AReg6Fan

November 7th, 2012
5:30 pm

@JAB – After checking back on previous blogs, there was no more trash talking by Tucker fans as there was trash talking by Stephenson fans…mainly YOU. (LOL) It’s been ALL in good fun and appears to be many more years of this chest beating. We in region 6 have a number of strong and talented teams which leads to many blog post and pride for our teams. As long as the region stands as it does and I don’t see any reason to change a thing, REGION 6 will be something special on Friday Nights. Lastly, we all will soon be onboard, as Region 6 prepares for the run toward the 2012 5A CROWN.

@G-dud – It’s not a huge surprise that Tucker is not coming out this year as the #1 team in this brutal region. There is a strong possibility that there will be a different #1 team each year, as well as different playoff teams represented. We have at least 6 very capable playoff teams which is why we Region 6 fans can crow. (LOL) The surprise is our #1, MLK, about to go 10-0 … but with MUCH respect and well earned. I was one that predicted our #1 team would have at least one lost. If a team runs the table in this region … well let’s just say, “Watch them in the playoffs”.

@blu eagle – Sorry my man, 5A is going to have to deal with 4 TOP PROGRAMS … region 6 is about to share with the rest of 5A what we region fans have been seeing EVERY Friday Night.

@Gamer – If things hold true as you mention, it’s going to seem strange seeing Tucker/NSWR in the qrt round … we are use to matching up in the semi’s and the winner always take the CROWN.

@RealistFan –My man, formerly known as RealistEPFan, Yes, in 2011 region 6 when 1-3 against region 5, but with the addition of two big time players to the region and both sitting at the #1 & #2 spot … there is a LOT OF JUICE coming out of region 6 in 2012 … don’t see a repeat this year. Remember the one team that did win in last year region 6/5 matchup will not be the TOP dog in race, what’s that telling you about region 6 strength of schedule? (LOL) Good luck to your EP an NP teams, hope to see you down the road.

5A, region 6 is about to unleash the bad boys!!!!!

“WE ARE TUCKER” – A VERY, VERY, VERY DANGOUS 3RD SEATED TEAM

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

JAB

November 7th, 2012
6:09 pm

@ 5AReg6Fan, I HEAR YA BRUTHA LOUD & CLEAR*** AFTER THIS WEEK IT’S TIME TO LIE DOWN ALL OF OUR TRASH TALK AND REPRESENT REGION 6AAAAA, I’VE ALWAYS SUPPORTED MLK WHEN STEPHENSON GOT PUT OUT OF THE PLAYOFFS, AND THIS YEAR IS NO EXCEPTION, LUV YA QUOTE MAN****

GO MLK! GO STEPHENSOM! GO TUCKER! GO MAYS, SWD, MG., LET’S GET BUSY TO DA DOME WE COME… ;)

Region 6, the best in GA 2012 5A Footballl

panther

November 7th, 2012
8:44 pm

thats not the tiebreaker for region six . it is very complicated

Decatur joe

November 8th, 2012
12:40 am

Who does SWD play?