Predictions: East Paulding, Grayson will bring home region titles

Eighteen teams will take 9-0 records into the final weekend of the regular season, but at least one will lose when unbeatens East Paulding and Allatoona meet to decide the Region 5-AAAAA championship. Both teams have explosive offenses led by outstanding running games, but look for East Paulding’s defense to make the difference as the Raiders bring home the title. Also, expect Grayson to emerge as the 8-AAAAAA champion after the Rams take care of Brookwood and South Gwinnett knocks off Parkview.

Congratulations go out to Eric Berge of Martinez, who was last week’s winner in the High School Football Pickoff contest. Berge was one of two contestants to correctly pick the winner in 14 of 15 games and won the tiebreaker for the closest guess of the score in the Warner Robins-Northside game. Click here to sign up and participate in this week’s contest.

THE WEEKEND PREDICTIONS

Last week: 168-22 (.884); Overall: 1,368-293 (.824)

THURSDAY

Winner##Loser

B.E.S.T. Academy##Douglass

Carrollton##LaGrange

Chattahoochee##Centennial

Hardaway##Northside-Columbus

Richmond Hill##Windsor Forest

Spalding##Forest Park

FRIDAY

Adairsville##Coahulla Creek

Americus-Sumter##Crisp Co.

Apalachee##Winder-Barrow

Appling Co.##Southeast Bulloch

Aquinas##First Presbyterian

Athens Academy##Athens Christian

Bacon Co.##Bryan Co.

Bainbridge##Lee Co.

Baldwin##Veterans

Banneker##Lithonia

Blessed Trinity##Cedar Grove

Bradwell Institute##Groves

Brooks Co.##Berrien

Brookstone##Greenville

Brunswick##Tift Co.

Buford##North Hall

Burke Co.##Wayne Co.

Butler##Hephzibah

Cairo##Dougherty

Calhoun##Chattooga

Calhoun Co.##Stewart Co.

Callaway##Rockmart

Calvary Day##Treutlen

Camden Co.##Colquitt Co.

Cartersville##Ringgold

Carver-Columbus##Jackson

Cass##LaFayette

Cedartown##Southeast Whitfield

Central Gwinnett##Shiloh

Chapel Hill##Jackson-Atlanta

Chattahoochee Co.##Temple

Chestatee##Madison Co.

Christian Heritage##King’s Ridge

Clarke Central##Cedar Shoals

Clarkston##North Cobb Christian

Claxton##Montgomery Co.

Commerce##Pinecrest Academy

Cook##Early Co.

Coosa##Murray Co.

Creekside##Drew

Creekview##Riverwood

Dacula##Berkmar

Dalton##Pickens

Darlington##Mount Pisgah Christian

Dawson Co.##West Hall

Dodge Co.##Swainsboro

Dooly Co.##Schley Co.

Duluth##Mountain View

Eagle’s Landing Christian##Landmark Christian

East Hall##Fannin Co.

East Paulding##Allatoona

Elbert Co.##Franklin Co.

Emanuel Co. Institute##Savannah Christian

Fayette Co.##Alexander

Fellowship Christian##Southwest Atlanta Christian

Gainesville##Flowery Branch

Georgia Military##Twiggs Co.

Glascock Co.##Portal

Glynn Academy##Jenkins

Gordon Central##North Murray

Grady##Columbia

Grayson##Brookwood

Greater Atlanta Christian##Lovett

Greene Co.##Riverside Military

Griffin##Eagle’s Landing

Hawkinsville##Pacelli

Heard Co.##Bowdon

Hiram##New Manchester

Houston Co.##Greenbrier

Hughes##Westlake

Irwin Co.##Charlton Co.

Jefferson##Union Co.

Johns Creek##Alpharetta

Johnson-Gainesville##Heritage-Ringgold

Johnson Co.##Jenkins Co.

Jones Co.##Grovetown

Jonesboro##Dutchtown

Kell##Forsyth Central

Kendrick##Spencer

Kennesaw Mountain##North Springs

Lakeview-Fort Oglethorpe##Sonoraville

Lamar Co.##Crawford Co.

Laney##Harlem

Lanier##Walnut Grove

Lassiter##Etowah

Liberty Co.##Glenn Hills

Lincoln Co.##Hancock Central

Loganville##Salem

Long Co.##Metter

Lovejoy##Alcovy

M.L. King##Miller Grove

Manchester##Jordan

Marietta##Harrison

Marion Co.##Central-Talbotton

Marist##Carver-Atlanta

Mary Persons##West Laurens

McEachern##Hillgrove

McIntosh Co. Academy##Benedictine

McNair##Towers

Mill Creek##Collins Hill

Milton##Etowah

Model##Dade Co.

Monroe##Worth Co.

Monroe Area##Eastside

Morgan Co.##Jackson Co.

Mount Zion-Carroll##Mount Paran Christian

Newnan##East Coweta

Newton##Luella

Norcross##Meadowcreek

North Cobb##Campbell

North Gwinnett##Peachtree Ridge

North Oconee##Hart Co.

North Paulding##Villa Rica

Northeast-Macon##Bleckley Co.

Northside-Warner Robins##Evans

Northwest Whitfield##Gilmer

Oconee Co.##Jackson Co.

Osborne##Cambridge

Our Lady of Mercy##Strong Rock Christian

Peach Co.##Southwest-Macon

Pepperell##Armuchee

Perry##Howard

Pierce Co.##Brantley Co.

Pike Co.##Central-Macon

Pope##Northview

Prince Avenue Christian##George Walton Academy

Putnam Co.##Monticello

Rabun Co.##Oglethorpe Co.

Ridgeland##River Ridge

Riverdale##Locust Grove

Rockdale Co.##Druid Hills

Rome##Woodland-Cartersville

St. Pius##Decatur

Sandy Creek##Columbus

Savannah##Beach

Savannah Country Day##Wheeler Co.

Screven Co.##Dublin

Seminole Co.##Mitchell Co.

Sequoyah##Sprayberry

Shaw##Troup

South Atlanta##Redan

South Effingham##Richmond Academy

South Forsyth##North Forsyth

South Gwinnett##Parkview

South Paulding##Lithia Springs

Southwest DeKalb##Dunwoody

Starr’s Mill##Mount Zion-Jonesboro

Statesboro##Cross Creek

Stephens Co.##Lumpkin Co.

Stephenson##North Atlanta

Stockbridge##North Clayton

Tattnall Co.##Johnson-Savannah

Taylor Co.##Macon Co.

Terrell Co.##Randolph-Clay

Thomas Co. Central##Harris Co.

Thomasville##Pelham

Thomson##Jefferson Co.

Toombs Co.##Atkinson Co.

Towns Co.##Hebron Christian

Tri-Cities##Douglas Co.

Trion##Whitefield Academy

Tucker##Mays

Turner Co.##Clinch Co.

Union Grove##McIntosh

Upson-Lee##Woodland-Stockbridge

Valdosta##Coffee

Vidalia##Jeff Davis

Walker##Gordon Lee

Walton##Roswell

Ware Co.##Effingham Co.

Warner Robins##Lakeside-Evans

Washington-Wilkes##Social Circle

West Forsyth##Lambert

Westminster##Hapeville Charter

Westside-Augusta##Josey

Westside-Macon##Rutland

Wheeler##Cherokee

White Co.##Banks Co.

Whitewater##Ola

Wilcox Co.##Telfair Co.

Wilkinson Co.##Warren Co.

SATURDAY

Arabia Mountain##Lakeside-DeKalb

Chamblee##Washington

Northgate##Mundy’s Mill

Pace Academy##Mount Vernon Presbyterian

South Cobb##Pebblebrook

Stone Mountain##Therrell

Westover##Albany

50 comments Add your comment

FridayNightLightsFan

November 8th, 2012
4:53 pm

EP over Allatoona. I approve this message.. :)

cchswildcat86

November 8th, 2012
7:31 pm

Go Camden Wildcats!!!!

Camden 79

November 8th, 2012
8:07 pm

Hawg skinning time in moultrie, cats gonna shred dem packers

57Cat

November 8th, 2012
8:22 pm

Yeah, Go Wildcats! Yellow and Blue! Big time!

WILDHAWG2012

November 8th, 2012
9:26 pm

Lets go Pack!!! Lets see what a wildkittenlooks like after its been thrown in some mudd!!!

WILDHAWG2012

November 8th, 2012
9:32 pm

Colquitt Co-one team-black and gold-one coach-everyone hates him-in moultrie-at the Hoggpen-Camden Co-beat down-thrown in the mudd-Camden Co-YALL READY TO NIGHT NIGHT!!!!! YALL READY TO GO NIGHT NIGHT!!!

bksmith14

November 8th, 2012
10:40 pm

colquitt will haveto be perfect to beat camden . if camden executes they win by 2 tds at least.

camdenfan2013

November 8th, 2012
10:58 pm

Camden wins by four TD’s. Its a statement game.

bksmith14

November 9th, 2012
12:10 am

according to a very reliable inside source……camden is goin to rest some key guys in the 2nd half. i have not been wrong on anything i have said as far as what i know. I told everyone lang and burgman would be out vs camden although some did not believe it……i was right. Again this is what i have been told by a source inside the camden program. If this is true…..colquitt may have a shot….but still a slim one

cat doc

November 9th, 2012
5:29 am

bksmith stay away from the Camden program you are a jinx. You don’t know diddle about Camden. Camden allways rests pepole in the 2nd half in a blowout. The JV’s get their game time.

THE "CANNON RULES"!!

November 9th, 2012
6:36 am

FRIDAY MORNING!…COUNTDOWN CLOCK at 13 HOURS!!!

ALLATOONA in “THE BONEYARD” vs. EAST PAULDING!!!

BOTH teams are UNDEFEATED and have had a great season!

The winner takes the 2012 REGION 5 AAAAA Title & the # 1 Seed for the playoffs…
The loser gets the # 2 Seed for the playoffs…
BOTH teams will HOST a Round 1 Playoff game!!

FOX 5 is bringing “THE HAND” and Bill Hartman with his team tonight!!

These schools are only miles apart so “THE BONEYARD” is going to be PACKED!!!

TICK…TICK…TICK…BOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOM!!!
GO RAIDERS!!!
XXXX XXXXXX XXXXXX XXXXXXXXX XX XX XXX XXXX! (I’ll reveal what’s behind the X’s Saturday Morning!)

RAIDER FAN

November 9th, 2012
6:51 am

Chip S., I’m surprised that we haven’t heard from the toona fans saying how wrong you are. There have been a few bucs supporters on here that have no doubt that toona has this game in the bag. Haven’t heard anything out of them for a while. Did reality sink in? Come on don’t be afraid to post up here. Be afraid tonight, be very afraid! GO RAIDERS!!!

bucfan

November 9th, 2012
7:13 am

Ha, i’ve been on this blog all season RAIDER FAN, but don’t remember seeing you earlier. The Cannon is always on, and i’ve been here as well…i’ve said it several times and i’ll say it again, the Bucs will walk in to the Boneyard tonight and come out with a win. It’ll be close. Win or lose, I’ll be here tomorrow, just like all season. Both are very good teams and i think both will advance in the playoffs. Good luck and stay classy East Paulding.

THE "CANNON RULES"!!

November 9th, 2012
7:46 am

@ bucfan…

GOOD TO SEE YA! I wondered when you would jump in this fray!!!

The Playoff brackets are posted and EAST / ALLATOONA gets HERITAGE CONYERS / CLARKE CENTRAL…THEN IT GETS INTERESTING…

The 2nd Round (baring an upset) could have STEPHENSON & MLK facing the winners of our games!!! MLK is a HANDFUL!!! Loaded with D1 prospects!!! Makes tonight’s game EVEN more important but WARE Cty. and eventually N.S.W.R. or TUCKER eventually are lurking around on the left side of the bracket.

Enjoy your visit tonight in “THE BONEYARD”…it’s a FUN time coming in, grab some food, take in the atmosphere…it’s just a COLD, HARD, UPHILL WALK from the visitor’s side at evening’s end!!! But hold your heads high as 9 other’s have made this same walk this year…THE DIFFERENCE IS…you guys LIVE to play another day!!!…AND you are STILL HOSTING a playoff game!!!

TICK…TICK…TICK…BOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOM!!!
GO RAIDERS!!!
XXXX XXXXXX XXXXXX XXXXXXXXX XX XX XXX XXXX! (I’ll reveal what’s behind the X’s Saturday Morning!)

Kick Some Grass

November 9th, 2012
7:47 am

12 more hours till we have…..BOOOOM!!!! Black out night at the Bone Yard. @Friday Night Lights saving you a seat and join us for some tailgating.

THE "CANNON RULES"!!

November 9th, 2012
8:18 am

@ Kick Some Grass…

You serving some of that “SMOKED YELLOW TAIL TUNA”???…LOL!

BLACK OUT NIGHT on the HOME SIDE and BLACK & BLUE NIGHT for “TOONA”!!

TICK…TICK…TICK…BOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOM!!!
GO RAIDERS!!!
XXXX XXXXXX XXXXXX XXXXXXXXX XX XX XXX XXXX! (I’ll reveal what’s behind the X’s Saturday Morning!)

COWBELLMAN

November 9th, 2012
8:41 am

Yeaaaa, Its gonna be crazy loud tonight and I’m gonna make sure it is. Be the loudest game all year, I promise. Been looking forward to this game all year and its finally here, I hope both teams bring their “A” games and put on a great show. Raider Nation, make sure you bring all your bells and horns and those screaming voices. For the ones that aren’t into having fun at the games, well go sit on the visitor side or wear some Ear Plugs. The home side will be crazy all night long, its time to make some noise!!!!!!!!!!!!!!

GOOOOO RAIDERS!!!!!!!!!

bucfan

November 9th, 2012
8:50 am

Hey Cannon, looking forward to tonight gonna be there early! I’ve coached in the Boneyard before, and your right it is a long walk up that hill…..but it won’t be long for us tonight! Ya those 2nd round matchups are gonna be interesting, lots of talent between MLK and Stephenson but i think we both beat em….love the playoffs, man is this a great country or what???? Good luck tonight hope we put it to ya, but either way two great teams don’t get better than this.

RAIDER FAN

November 9th, 2012
8:56 am

@Bucfan Glad to see you back. Check any of the blogs talking about tonights game. I’ve always been here along with “Cannon”, K.S.G., FNLF, and now “Cowbell” is back and we’re all glad to see him. It’s always nice to have fans from the other teams on here to keep things heated up (all in good fun of course). And with such a big game coming up in just a few hours it probably won’t cool off much today. Good luck to All the teams playing tonight and hope everyone stays safe while traveling. After all, we still want what will be a lot of depressed toona fans to make it home safe tonight. :-) GO RAIDERS!!!!

TOONAVILLE

November 9th, 2012
9:08 am

LOL, ITS FRIDAY NIGHT LIGHTS AT THE “YARD”!!!!!!!!!!!!!! Tonight everyone will be put on notice as to who is the best 5A football TEAM in Georgia. No disrespect to EP, for they will go deep into the playoffs, but the cannon want come with cheers tonight if and when it get fired. As for as Chip’s prediction, it means absolutely nothing other than firing up our young men! See ya tonight and the loud side will be dressed in RED & WHITE!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!

FridayNightLightsFan

November 9th, 2012
9:09 am

@Kick Some Grass – sounds good.

EP "The Real" Raiders

November 9th, 2012
9:24 am

I’m excited. I just feel bad that Allatoona has only had Rome to play against and see what a somewhat high caliber team is, but we all know what EP did to Rome this year, haha. I hope ‘Toona isn’t underestimating what they’re going to get tonight because they’ve never seen anything like what the Raiders are going to give them. Tell the ‘Toona players to wear extra padding, even EP’s QB hits harder than anyone you’ve ever faced.

Go Raider!

TOONAVILLE

November 9th, 2012
9:29 am

FUNNY, You guys have short memories, that’s good, you will need one after tonight. Our RB don’t tip looking for an opening, they bring it!!!!!!!!!!

THE "CANNON RULES"!!

November 9th, 2012
9:35 am

@ TOONAVILLE

At the NORTH game they had smoke from the hamburger grills at concessions “wafting” over the field, TONIGHT there will ALSO be SMOKE on the field ALL NIGHT LONG but this time it’s CANNON FIRE from all the EAST scoring drives!!!

I see ya’ll now…dressed in RED & WHITE climbing the hill leaving and planning your game NEXT week against HERITAGE / CONYERS as the ROUND 2 HOST!!! I see the players in their RED & WHITE but now VERY dirty covered in grass and dirt stains all BLACK & BLUE from their first taste of “THE BONEYARD”…

REMEMBER…IT’S JUST DIFFERENT WHEN YOU COME EAST!!!!

TICK…TICK…TICK…BOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOM!!!
GO RAIDERS!!!
XXXX XXXXXX XXXXXX XXXXXXXXX XX XX XXX XXXX! (I’ll reveal what’s behind the X’s Saturday Morning!)

All I have to say is.......

November 9th, 2012
9:38 am

Just know that the Raiders have a few surprises in store for tonight’s game.

It is senior night and we have been waiting for the class of 2013 to show what kind of talent they have.

May GOD keep each player on the field safe tonight and pray that we have Ref’s that call a good game.

MiltonFan

November 9th, 2012
9:57 am

Tough night for Etowah…according to this article, they play Lassiter and Milton tonight. I think that should read Milton##Woodstock.

HeadEast

November 9th, 2012
10:06 am

Maybe it will still be a game at halftime, that wouldn’t surprise me. I think the Raiders have a little better D and a better QB who can throw pretty well when he has to. And home field. Sounds like East 35 Bucs 24. Thanks for coming and drive home safely!
HERE COMES THE BOOM!!!!

Metro Fan

November 9th, 2012
10:12 am

The only precinct in DeKalb County that voted for Wrongney is Dunwoody… Can’t wait to see these white folks’ faces when SWD makes it two beatdowns in three days!

RAIDER FAN

November 9th, 2012
10:23 am

Now this is what I was talking about. It’s heating up quick in here.lol

sportsnut

November 9th, 2012
10:25 am

@ Metro Fan == Lets keep the content strictly football. We are all people here. My screen is white and my print is black. That is the only color here that matters, other than the school colors and the green the kids play on. Thanks in advance for adhering to this request.

This is football talk

November 9th, 2012
10:29 am

@Metro Fan…Let’s keep the politics and racial talk out of here, please. This blog is for football talk, not about the political scene or your divisive comments. I’m sure you can find a blog for that elsewhere. Thank you.

Issues?

November 9th, 2012
10:50 am

@Metro, this is a football blog, when I get on it I expect to talk about high school football. There are many other blogs you can spew that crap on. I hope Dunwoody kicks your ass, now see thats football talk.

RealisticFan

November 9th, 2012
10:55 am

@east bloggers

I’m still here also…… Just happen to have a butt cheek planted at the North P games mostly but my heart still beats for Raider Nation

@HeadEast…. Great to hear from you, I’ll look for you tonight around the 50 yd line 5-6 rows up.

HeadEast

November 9th, 2012
11:06 am

Realistic – Likewise, sounds good. After a couple of games it was pretty clear there wasn’t any competition until tonight. Caught one with our mutual friend T then found other things to do. East’s season really starts tonight, everything up to this point has been practice/preseason.
See coach left for greater glory/money down south but was something like 2-6 the last time I looked!
This could be the year! GO EAST! GO RAIDERS!!

sportsnut

November 9th, 2012
11:22 am

@ Metro Fan == By the way, can SWD still get in the playoffs ?

FridayNightLightsFan

November 9th, 2012
11:27 am

tick tick tick…

RealisticFan

November 9th, 2012
12:33 pm

What in the world is Georgia HS football coming too. You have two undefeated teams going at it with proficient offenses and there will be no “Wing T” or “Spread”‘ insight. Maybe the I formation is having a renaissance. :) . Great for a kid from Nebraska, makes me feel like home ;)

THE "CANNON RULES"!!

November 9th, 2012
12:38 pm

@ HeadEast…

TIFT COUNTY is 2 / 7 & 0 / 5 in the Region! They have 3 / 6 Brunswick left to play so MAYBE he goes 3 / 7 & 1 / 5 in the Region…

Wonder how a game against this years EAST team and TIFT COUNTY would play out!!! LOL!

COUNTDOWN CLOCK at 7 Hours and COUNTING for tonight!!!

TICK…TICK…TICK…BOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOM!!!
GO RAIDERS!!!
XXXX XXXXXX XXXXXX XXXXXXXXX XX XX XXX XXXX! (I’ll reveal what’s behind the X’s Saturday Morning!)

RAIDER FAN

November 9th, 2012
12:43 pm

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RAIDER FAN

November 9th, 2012
12:47 pm

Oopps. Danged enter key too close to the shift key. lol Any how, come on Raider fans let’s not give Coach Reid to much of a hard time. He did great things here for this team. I think the main problem at Tift is all the talent was already taken by several other schools in that region. Hopefully he can get things going next season.

THE "CANNON RULES"!!

November 9th, 2012
12:51 pm

@ RAIDER FAN…

Nothing but respect here for what Coach Reid did for EAST…He just jumped into a hornets nest at TIFT COUNTY and it’s going to take time to build the base / feeder programs up. Hopefully they give him the time. But if he wanted the BIG DOGS…He got them!!!

TICK…TICK…TICK…BOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOM!!!
GO RAIDERS!!!
XXXX XXXXXX XXXXXX XXXXXXXXX XX XX XXX XXXX! (I’ll reveal what’s behind the X’s Saturday Morning!)

RealisticFan

November 9th, 2012
2:03 pm

Part of me wishes Coach Reid was still here to see this class thru. I’m sure he’d have the kids as mentally ready to play as humanly possible. The other part of me is happy because the offense playing calling this year is much less predictable, and that in itself is both good and nerve racking. Tonight I’m hopeful that the Coaches come out with the intent to fully utilize the talents they have and the entire play book my concern is that they keep it too conservative.

RAIDER FAN

November 9th, 2012
2:12 pm

@”Cannon”…and those dogs bite hard. :-)

Kick Some Grass

November 9th, 2012
2:38 pm

Just came back from the Bone Yard and man does it look great! 4 more hours and that sweet sound of the cannon going off…cowbells ringing and my wife screaming in my ear. It’s playoff time. Seniors need this one bad and they are pumped. Any bets on kickoff going thur uprights tonight. A classic last week.

HeadEast

November 9th, 2012
4:38 pm

I wish Reid all the best too, just noted he wasn’t off to a good start.
We’re really lucky to get such a big game at the end of the season with unddefeated season, region title and at least two home games in the playoffs at stake. I’m not looking past round one but it doesn’t look too bad, but going to MLK in round two is no bargain.
RAIDERS ROCK, BUCS SUCK, GO EAST!!!

. RealisticFan

November 9th, 2012
4:48 pm

@east bloggers

So how do I identify follow bloggers at the tailgating ????? Just Asking

RAIDER FAN

November 9th, 2012
5:08 pm

@. RealisticFan I’ll be easy to spot, just look for the guy in the Raider hoodie. lol My wife and I don’t generally get to the game in time to tailgate but we usually sit at the top in front of the far end of the handicap section. I generally stand up in the corner of the h.c. section until halftime then sit down with the wife. Just not able to stay seated during the game. :-) Stop by and introduce yourself, I’ll be dressed all black(of course) wearing an “Undefeated” hoodie and glasses. My wife hates it that the band moved to the other end. We tried sitting at that end but there were just to many kids everywhere that we couldn’t see half the game. 2.5 hrs till we smoke that toona. GO RAIDERS!!!

COWBELLMAN

November 9th, 2012
6:03 pm

YEAAAA, The Cowbell is primed and ready to go guys. Bout to make my journey down the street to the Boneyard in just a bit. I sure hope the fans are ready for tonight. Because I’m gonna blow their minds at how crazy I can get lol. GOOOO RAIDERS!!!!!!

CamdenAlum1992

November 9th, 2012
6:39 pm

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RAIDER FAN

November 9th, 2012
11:10 pm

Allatoona got handled tonight. Well to me it looked like the toona fans were surrendering before kickoff with all those white flags they were waving. Now let’s see if those toona fans who were doing all that smack talking will be back and show some class towards the UNDEFEATED RAIDERS. Then the clean up of all that smoked toona off the field needs to be done before Clarke Central comes to the “Boneyard” in the first round of the playoffs. Congrats. Raiders on the region 5AAAAA title.