AAAAA playoff preview: Five facts from each first-round game

Each day this week, we’ll look at the playoff draw for one of the five classifications above Class A, continuing today with Class AAAAA. Here are five interesting facts about each of the 16 games, with an emphasis on playoff history. One team has reached seven quarterfinals, five semifinals and two finals in the past eight years but is playing its first-round game this year on the road. Find out which one below.

Favorite: Northside-Warner Robins

Best draw: Warner Robins

Worst draw: Flowery Branch

Sleeper: Ware County

Best first-round matchup: Tucker at Creekview

Effingham County (6-4) at Northside (10-0)

- Northside-Warner Robins is 13-1 in the first round at home all-time but lost in 2010 to Whitewater in one of the notable upsets of the past decade in the state playoffs. Northside was 10-0 and ranked No. 1 then, and now.

- Northside has won 10 games in a season for the 15th consecutive season, which is a state record. Five of those 10 victories this season came against playoff teams.

- Effingham County has lost six straight first-round games in the playoffs. The school’s last victory came in a 1995 region playoff. The last state-playoff victory came in 1987, when Effingham reached the Class AAAA title game and lost to Morrow.

- Effingham County is 47th in scoring offense (20.4) and 34th in scoring defense (22.9) against a schedule that is ranked 67th among 75 teams in Class AAAAA. Northside is second in scoring (43.9) and first in scoring defense (7.0) against a schedule that is 28th.

- Northside beat Effingham County 49-14 in the first round of the 2002 playoffs in the only previous meeting between these schools.

Creekside (7-3) at Thomas Co. Central (8-2)

- Creekside’s last playoff win came in 2006, a 20-0 victory over Griffin in the second round when Eric Berry was Creekside’s quarterback. Creekside has lost seven consecutive road games in the playoffs, last winning in 1997.

- Thomas County Central set a state record by winning 27 straight home playoff games from 1987 to 2006 (ended by St. Pius in overtime). Thomas Central is 5-3 at home in the playoffs since then but lost the last two, including to Dutchtown 15-0 in the first round last season.

- Thomas County Central won five state titles in the 1990s but has gone no further than the semifinals since 2007.

- Creekside is 36th in scoring offense (24.5) and fifth in scoring defense (9.8) against a schedule that is ranked 56th among 75 teams in AAAAA. Thomas County Central is 13th in scoring offense (34.6) and 15th in scoring defense (15.3) against a schedule that is 11th.

- Creekside beat Thomas County Central 10-6 in the first round of the 2000 playoffs in the only previous meeting between these schools. Creekside was 13-1 that season.

North Paulding (7-3) at Flowery Branch (8-2)

- North Paulding, which opened in 2009, is the youngest school in the AAAAA playoffs. This is North Paulding’s first trip to the playoffs.

- Flowery Branch, which opened in 2002, also was in its fourth season of football (2005) when it made the playoffs for the first time and reached the quarterfinals.

- Flowery Branch is 13-7 in the state playoffs and has made the quarterfinals four times and the semifinals twice.

- North Paulding is seventh in scoring offense (37.0) and 45th in scoring defense (26.7) against a schedule that is ranked 50th among 75 teams in AAAAA. Flowery Branch is 20th in scoring offense (32.6) and 35th in scoring defense (23.3) against a schedule that is third.

- These schools have never met in football. They are the only AAAAA schools 10 years old or less that are playing in the first round.

Tucker (8-2) at Creekview (9-1)

- Creekview is playing a home playoff game for the first time in its history. The school in Canton opened in 2006 and has had winning seasons five of seven years under one coach, Al Morrell. Creekview has played on the road at Eastside in 2008 and Carrollton in 2009, losing both.

- Over the past 10 seasons, Tucker has reached seven quarterfinals, five semifinals and two finals. Tucker won state titles in 2008 and 2011.

- Tucker is 4-1 on the road in the playoffs since 2003. Before that, Tucker didn’t travel well, losing nine of 11 road playoff games.

- Tucker is 17th in scoring offense (33.3) and fifth in scoring defense (9.8) against a schedule that is ranked 16th among 75 teams in AAAAA. Creekview is 11th in scoring offense (36.0) and 14th in scoring defense (15.0) against a schedule that is 73rd.

- These school have never played each other in football.

Lakeside (5-5) at Ware County (9-1)

- Ware County first made the playoffs in 1960 (Class A semifinals) and is 23-24 all-time in postseason games. Ware has lost in two state finals (1961, 2007) but never won a state championship.

- Lakeside of Evans is in the state playoffs in back-to-back seasons for the first time in history. The school, which opened in 1988, did play two postseason games in 1992, but one was a region playoff. Lakeside has not won a true state playoff game on the road.

- Lakeside is 1-5 against state playoff teams. No other AAAAA playoff team has played against more playoff qualifiers.

- Lakeside is 37th in scoring offense (24.4) and 56th in scoring defense (31.2) against a schedule that is ranked 34th among 75 teams in AAAAA. Ware County is 16th in scoring offense (33.6) and second in scoring defense (8.3) against a schedule that is 62nd.

- Ware County leads the series between these schools 3-0, winning most recently 31-6 in 2010. They have never met in the playoffs.

Bainbridge (7-3) at Union Grove (9-1)

- Union Grove is playing its first home playoff game since 2002, when the McDonough school beat Lumpkin County and Washington-Wilkes on the way to the Class AA quarterfinals in its third year of existence.

- Bainbridge has played in postseason games in 20 previous seasons and won a state title in 1983.

- Bainbridge is 2-7 in first-round playoff games since 2002.

- Bainbridge is 28th in scoring offense (26.9) and 24th in scoring defense (18.6) against a schedule that is ranked 26th among 75 teams in AAAAA. Union Grove is 26th in scoring offense (29.1) and 16th in scoring defense (15.4) against a schedule that is 61st.

- These school have never played each other in football.

Clarke Central (5-5) at East Paulding (10-0)

- Clarke Central is 5-5 and in danger of its first losing season since 2005. Current coach Leroy Ryals arrived in 2006.

- East Paulding’s best finish is the Class AAAA semifinals in 2006.

- East Paulding is 6-1 in home playoff games. East’s first home playoff loss came to Warner Robins in the 2011 quarterfinals. Clarke is 1-4 on the road in the playoffs since 2004.

- Clarke Central is 25th in scoring offense (29.4) and 32nd in scoring defense (21.6) against a schedule that is ranked second among 75 teams in AAAAA. East Paulding is fourth in scoring offense (42.5) and fourth in scoring defense (9.0) against a schedule that is 57th.

- East Paulding beat Clarke Central 24-10 in the second round of the AAAA playoffs in 2010. Clarke was 11-0 and ranked No. 2 at the time.

Pope (7-3) at Stephenson (7-2)

- Stephenson has lost in the first round four of the past five seasons, all in the highest classification. Three of those losses came at Hallford Stadium, site of this game.

- Pope has made the playoffs for three consecutive seasons for the first time in history. Pope has two state playoff wins – against Marietta in 2000 and Mays in 2011.

- This is the 12th straight season that Stephenson has made the state playoffs. Stephenson’s best finish was the semifinals in 2005.

- Pope is 49th in scoring offense (20.3) and 27th in scoring defense (19.2) against a schedule that is ranked 37th among 75 teams in AAAAA. Stephenson is 18th in scoring (33.2) and 24th in scoring defense (17.3) against a schedule that is fifth.

- Pope is playing its 25th season of varsity football but has never played a team from DeKalb County or played at Hallford Stadium, site of this game.

Northgate (5-5) at Harris County (6-4)

- Harris County won its first region title this season. The school’s first season of varsity football was in 1956. Harris County is 0-6 all-time in the playoffs, including five first-round losses since 2000. This will be the first state playoff game held at Harris County and second postseason game. Harris hosted a region final in 1976.

- Northgate is 3-6 all-time in the playoffs. Northgate’s best finish was the Class AA quarterfinals in 2000.

- Northgate is 0-5 against playoff teams, 5-0 against non-playoff teams. No other AAAAA playoff contender has more losses to playoff teams than Northgate.

- Northgate is 52nd in scoring offense (19.7) and 19th in scoring defense (16.9) against a schedule that is ranked 13th among 75 teams in AAAAA. Harris County is 30th in scoring offense (25.7) and 37th in scoring defense (24.2) against a schedule that is 33rd.

- Northgate defeated Harris County 35-0 in 2011 and 17-14 in 2010 in the only meeting between these schools. They were members of Region 3-AAAA in those years.

Richmond Hill (8-2) at Warner Robins (8-2)

- Richmond Hill is in the playoffs for the first time since 1996, the only other year in which the Wildcats have played in the postseason.

- Richmond Hill suffered through 14 consecutive losing seasons after a 9-4 finish in 1996 until 2011, when the team went 6-4 under Lyman Guy, who came to the school in 2010.

- Warner Robins is 53-30 in the postseason since its first appearance in 1957. Warner Robins won state titles in 1976, 1981, 1988 and 2004.

- Richmond Hill is ninth in scoring offense (36.3) and second in scoring defense (8.3) against a schedule that is ranked 74th among 75 teams in AAAAA. Warner Robins is fifth in scoring offense (37.8) and 20th in scoring defense (17.1) against a schedule that is 41st.

- These school have never played each other in football.

Southwest DeKalb (7-3) at Kell (9-1)

- Southwest DeKalb is 47-32 in postseason games since making its first appearance in 1959. Southwest has won state titles in 1972 and 1996.

- Kell has made the playoffs each of the past five seasons. Its best finish was the quarterfinals in 2010.

- Kell won its second region title in history this season. The first came in 2010.

- Southwest DeKalb is 50th in scoring offense (20.0) and 12th in scoring defense (14.8) against a schedule that is ranked 23th among 75 teams in AAAAA. Kell is 19th in scoring offense (32.6) and 12th in scoring defense (14.8) against a schedule that is 27th.

- Kell has never played a team from DeKalb County. Southwest DeKalb played at Pebblebrook this year. Southwest has not played a playoff game in Cobb County since a 28-21 victory over McEachern in the first round of the 1995 state playoffs.

Rome (8-2) at Gainesville (7-3)

- Rome is looking for its first playoff victory since reaching the semifinals in 2008, the best finish in school history.

- Gainesville has not missed the playoffs since coach Bruce Miller’s arrival in 2002 and is 8-2 in the first round, 7-0 at home in the first round.

- Gainesville is 61-43 in the postseason since its first appearance in 1951. No other Georgia school has won more playoff games or region titles without a state championship.

- Rome is eighth in scoring offense (36.7) and 47th in scoring defense (28.0) against a schedule that is ranked 53rd among 75 teams in AAAAA. Gainesville is third in scoring offense (43.7) and 33rd in scoring defense (21.9) against a schedule that is seventh.

- Rome and Gainesville have never played. Gainesville did have a playoff rivalry with West Rome in the early 1970s in Class AA. Gainesville won a 1970 quarterfinal and 1972 semifinal against West Rome, whose coach then was Nick Hyder. West Rome beat Gainesville in the 1971 quarterfinals and 1974 semifinals. West Rome merged with East Rome in 1992 to form Rome High.

Lee County (7-3) at Whitewater (9-1)

- Lee County will be looking for its third playoff victory in history. The others came in 1999 and 2005. The school began playing football in 1971.

- Whitewater will be looking for its third playoff victory in history. The others came in 2007 and 2010. This will be Whitewater’s first home playoff game since 2007. The school opened in 2004.

- Whitewater won its first region title in history this year (Region 4).

- These school have never played each other in football. Neither has ventured far from home. Lee County beat a metro Atlanta team for the first time this season (Morrow).

- Lee County is first in scoring offense (45.0) and 38th in scoring defense (25.2) against a schedule that is ranked 65th among 75 teams in AAAAA. Whitewater is 15th in scoring offense (34.3) and 10th in scoring defense (10.0) against a schedule that is 51st.

Jones County (7-3) at Glynn Academy (7-3)

- Glynn Academy has made the playoffs seven of the past eight years. Before that, Glynn had made it only once in 15 years. Glynn is 1-6 in the first round during the recent stretch.

- Glynn Academy won a state championship in 1964. Other schools in this draw that have won state championships are Tucker, Thomas County Central, Southwest DeKalb, Warner Robins, Clarke Central, Bainbridge and Northside.

- Jones County is in the playoffs for the first time since 2004. Jones County’s last playoff victory came in 2001. The Greyhounds have won two region playoff games but only that one state-playoff game in the history of the program, which dates to the 1940s.

- Jones County is 23rd in scoring offense (32.0) and 44th in scoring defense (26.5) against a schedule that is ranked 55th among 75 teams in AAAAA. Glynn Academy is 10th in scoring offense (36.2) and eighth in scoring defense (12.1) against a schedule that is 54th.

- These school have never played each other in football.

Sequoyah (7-3) at M.L. King (10-0)

- M.L. King enters the playoffs as a region champion and No. 1 seed for the third consecutive season and the fourth time in six seasons.

- M.L. King has played 11 of its 12 playoff games since 2005 in Hallford Stadium and has a 7-4 record there.

- This will be Sequoyah’s first playoff game since 2008. Sequoyah’s best finish is the AAAAA quarterfinals in 2004, when Sequoyah lost to eventual champion Lowndes.

- Sequoyah is 12th in scoring offense (36.0) and 21st in scoring defense (21.0) against a schedule that is ranked 68th among 75 teams in AAAAA. M.L. King is 21st in scoring offense (32.5) and seventh in scoring defense (10.5) against a schedule that is ninth.

- These schools have never played each other in football. Sequoyah does have a history in DeKalb County, however. The Chiefs came to North DeKalb Stadium in 2001 and beat No. 3-ranked and 10-0 Tucker 17-0 in the first round.

Heritage (8-2) at Allatoona (9-1)

- Heritage of Conyers has made the playoffs for three straight seasons for the first time in its history, which began in 1976. Heritage is 3-5 all-time in the postseason and has never advanced past the second round.

- Allatoona is in the playoffs for the third consecutive season. Its best finish is the AAA quarterfinals last season, when Allatoona lost to eventual champion Burke County 32-28.

- Opened in 2008, Allatoona is playing its fourth full season of varsity football. The only younger school to make the AAAAA playoffs is North Paulding, which opened in 2009.

- Heritage is 33rd in scoring offense (25.0) and ninth in scoring defense (13.7) against a schedule that is ranked 35th among 75 teams in AAAAA. Allatoona is 14th in scoring offense (34.5) and11th in scoring defense (14.7) against a schedule that is 58th.

- These schools have never played each other in football.

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115 comments Add your comment

FridayNightLightsFan

November 13th, 2012
7:12 am

Go East Paulding Raiders!

East fan

November 13th, 2012
7:35 am

I hope pope wins! The raiders are looking to avenge the lost last year when pope stole the region championship!!

Robins Demons

November 13th, 2012
8:01 am

Richmond Hill is not going to be easy!

BcS2010

November 13th, 2012
8:14 am

Region 6 could go 4-0!!

THE "CANNON RULES"!!

November 13th, 2012
8:35 am

@BcS2010 & ALL REGION 6 Posters!…

You been on here ALL year venting about nobody else in the STATE playing football except 3 or 4 DeKalb teams in 6AAAAA…Do you think N.S.W.R. is afraid of say M.L.King??? Don’t think so they are probably ready for ALL comers. It’s a NEW season now so…buddy WELCOME TO THE PLAYOFFS! Let’s see how things REALLY shake out!!!

M.L.K. / Sequoyah…Baring an upset I give you M.L.K. in this one, maybe M.L.K. BIG!!!
KELL / SWD…KELL by 10+ points!
CREEKVIEW / TUCKER…CREEKVIEW in a close one (sorry Tiger4LIFE)
STEPHENSON / POPE…Ok! I’ll give you this one but don’t count POPE out they could surprise!

So AT BEST the 6AAAAA (SEC) goes 2 / 2 this week and a break here and there and you are 1 / 3!

Let’s get past this week then we will talk the ROUND 2 match-ups and see who is left!!!

STEPHENSON / POPE should be a good game! While it would be fun to beat STEPHENSON I am with East Fan, it would be nice to beat POPE after last years hiccup against them!

TICK…TICK…TICK…BOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOM!!!
GO RAIDERS!!!
2012 REGION 5 AAAAA CHAMPIONS!…ON TO THE DOME!!!!

stuffhappens

November 13th, 2012
8:37 am

BcS2010

November 13th, 2012
8:14 am

Region 6 could go 4-0!!

We’ll see about that…….

Dboy Scott

November 13th, 2012
8:54 am

@The Cannon Rules do you really think Creekview who have not played anybody all year will beat a battle tested Tucker Team?? Lets keep it real Tucker 30-10 over Creekview..

THE "CANNON RULES"!!

November 13th, 2012
9:27 am

@ Dboy Scott…

You got a 9 / 1 CREEKVIEW and a 8 / 2 TUCKER…

CREEKVIEW is HOSTING the game after winning a triple overtime game last week. They BARELY lost to Region 7 #1 KELL 33 / 29 earlier in the year for their ONLY loss or this team would be 10 / 0!
They will have a PACKED “GRIZZLY DEN” cheering them on and as these teams have NEVER played each other neither really knows WHAT TO EXPECT!

So YEAH, I think this game is definitely one that CREEKVIEW could win!

Don’t get me wrong I would LOVE for TUCKER and EAST to meet in the SEMI Round…I think that would be a GREAT game but we BOTH have to run the table to get there!

TICK…TICK…TICK…BOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOM!!!
GO RAIDERS!!!
2012 REGION 5 AAAAA CHAMPIONS!…ON TO THE DOME!!!!

Tiger4Life

November 13th, 2012
9:29 am

@CANNON

I know your serious o_0

You of all people, the biggest stat fanaitc of all time. Did you miss this one?

“Tucker is 17th in scoring offense (33.3) and fifth in scoring defense (9.8) against a schedule that is ranked 16th among 75 teams in AAAAA. Creekview is 11th in scoring offense (36.0) and 14th in scoring defense (15.0) against a schedule that is 73rd.”

They played the 73rd easiest schedule out of 75 teams.A ny playoff team from Region 6 played that line-up they would be leading in every statistal category known to man.

Have you seen these guys on film or you just hoping our Region go 2-2?

Tiger4Life

November 13th, 2012
9:31 am

I meant “I know your NOT serious”

Tiger4Life

November 13th, 2012
9:35 am

They look like Lakeside mixed with Dunwoody 0_0

This would be just as big of an upset as Whitewater/Northside IMO

Tiger4Life

November 13th, 2012
9:41 am

And did you read the article from that triple OT win. It was a miricale they tied the game at the end to a 6-3 team to take it to OT. Riverwood played the 72th easiest schedule.

nhs eagle

November 13th, 2012
9:50 am

northside will have a rough schedule most likely playing T.C.C, Tucker or Flowery Branch in the first 3 rounds.

. RealisticFan

November 13th, 2012
9:51 am

I’m gonna keep things real.

- I have not ventured beyond seeing Region 5 games this year. Some of the rest of you apparently get to see 2,3 or even more games on a Friday night given your professed knowledge about teams out side of your own region.

- I will root for all the Reg5 teams but know the reality of those teams, and they are as follows:

#4-North Paulding- In the playoffs for the very first time and pretty much just glad to have made the dance. They are indeed an up and coming program. Reality: An above average offense that should put up 17 to 21 on Flowery Branch………a way way below average defense that gives up yards and points by the bushel. Flowery Branch 56, North Paulding 21 maybe 28.

-#3-Rome- Very small ream physically. A pedestrian offense that has a couple of scat backs and a capable QB, Defense is small and only has a couple decent tacklers. Should be a long ride home from Gainsville. Gainsville 42, Rome-10

#2 Allatoona- good coaches good core set of athletes who play hard for 4 qtrs. Offense is predictable but above average given a a nice stable of backs. A below average QB seems to limit the passing game consistency. If they can establish the run they will be hard to beat. Defense is well above average but must regroup quickly from last weeks mauling. Allatoona 28, Heritage-Conyers 17

#1 East Paulding – Dominating offensive line. Brutal running game and a predictable but tough to stop play action passing game. Probably one of the best QBs the state doesn’t know a lot about yet. Coaching staff introduced the wildcat in the game against Allatoona, adding yet another threat to an already lethal offense. Defense is above average, big physical line, aggressive mobile backers and good run stopping secondary. Pass coverage is suspect especially on 1st or 2nd down but good line pressure on opposing QB keeps the exposure minimized so far. A mobile QB could pose problems. I predict East comes out sloppy but wins a closer than expected 38-21 game against Clarke Central. Should be the wake up call East needs to get their focus going forward. If however I’m wrong about them coming out sloppy and they want to make a statement it could easily be a 49-7 or worse type game.

As far as the rest of the Regions……..one week at a time….Your turn will come. Respect all, fear none.

Overall I’d say that Northside, WR and Ware look like rough customers or at least on paper it would seem that way. Not sure what Kell or Creekview bring this year but ill be rooting for them.

Lastly- Region 6 folks……good to see you supporting you fellow region teams, but who you’ve played 1, 3, 10, or 20 years ago has little bearing on this Fridays games. I am willing to however declare Reg6 the AAAAA Blogging Champions of 2012. :) .

THE "CANNON RULES"!!

November 13th, 2012
10:07 am

@ Tiger4Life…

I KNEW I would get s RISE outta you! LOL!

FIRST off I said they COULD not that they WOULD!!! It will take the PERFECT STORM for them to get the win…I only leaned to them because it at their place, and all the variables of you guys having never played each other before. BUT as I also said…

“Don’t get me wrong I would LOVE for TUCKER and EAST to meet in the SEMI Round…I think that would be a GREAT game but we BOTH have to run the table to get there!”

So let’s hope both teams take care of business and you can come visit “THE BONEYARD” in a few weeks! Good Luck this week!

TICK…TICK…TICK…BOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOM!!!
GO RAIDERS!!!
2012 REGION 5 AAAAA CHAMPIONS!…ON TO THE DOME!!!!

ALL TUCKERRED UP

November 13th, 2012
10:41 am

GOOD LUCK TO ALL REGION 6 TEAMS. IF TUCKER GOING TO PLAY LIKE LAST WEEK THEY WILL MAKE AN EARLY EXIT!!!! STRIVE TO GET BETTER. DO NOT BELIEVE SOME ONE MIGHT LAY DOWN FOR YOU BECAUSE YOU ARE TUCKER. THAT IS NOT HAPPENNING!!!!!!!!!!

. RealisticFan

November 13th, 2012
10:44 am

Just tossing this out there: I think everyone here blogging knows that ultimately the big elephant in the room/classification is Northside. Except for Northside fans I think the biggest sign of respect is is knowing that the rest of the bloggers are secretly hoping that Northside gets upset.

That should tick off some folks….especially the Reg 6 guys.

JAGNATION

November 13th, 2012
10:50 am

First good luck to all reg6 teams! All this talk about these teams going 2/2 or 1/3 is nonsense!!! All four teams have size speed and athletes. These other teams will be in for a rude awakening when they see these athletes with the size and speed! We have SWD that has a rich playoff history. TUCKER is defending STATE CHAMPS it speaks for itself. STEPHENSON and MLK are coming out of the top classification where they played against powerhouses every year in the playoffs. These CATS are battle tested and ready!!!!!!!!!!

. RealisticFan

November 13th, 2012
11:04 am

@JAGNATION: Gave you seen teams outside Reg6 play this year or not ? Just a straight forward question. If so and who ?

THE "CANNON RULES"!!

November 13th, 2012
11:06 am

@ JAGNATION…

YEAH…YEAH…YEAH…

S.W.D. brought that “rich playoff history” in “THE BONEYARD” last year and lost to an EAST team with a SOPHOMORE QB and many other positions filled with Sophomores and Juniors…

These kids are now another year seasoned…our QB is now a JUNIOR leading a BIG, FAST, TALENTED squad into the playoffs AGAIN…the “D” had 4 shutouts this year and are STILL averaging 9 pts per game!!!

You want to talk SIZE and SPEED…you can see a “preview”, the EAST / ALLATOONA game from last week is on Comcast “On Demand”…

I agree with . RealisticFan…

THE Big Dog in this fight, until proven otherwise…is NORTHSIDE W.R.!

I still say Region 6 goes 2 / 2 AT BEST!!!

TICK…TICK…TICK…BOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOM!!!
GO RAIDERS!!!
2012 REGION 5 AAAAA CHAMPIONS!…ON TO THE DOME!!!!

. RealisticFan

November 13th, 2012
11:11 am

Sorry …….Have you ?

Old Gold Panther

November 13th, 2012
11:15 am

I find it weird that Stephenson schedule is ranked 5th, MLK schedule is ranked 9th, and Tucker schedule is ranked 16th. While SWD schedule is ranked 23rd when we all played the same opponents except one non-region game. Stephenson didn’t even play its non region game. But whats weird is SWD the only one out of the four that played 3 top 10 ranked opponents but has the worst ranked schedule.

datguy

November 13th, 2012
11:20 am

THOMAS COUNTY CENTRAL YELLOW JACKETS SHOULD MAKE A GREAT RUN IN THE PLAYOFF AS LONG AS THEY CAN STOP ALL PENALTIES AGAINST GREAT TEAMS.. NO DOUBT THAT THEY CAN’T PUT UP POINTS.. THEY HAVE GREAT D AND I SEE THEM MOVING PAST CREEKSIDE TO PLAY NORTH SIDE.. THING ON LAST YEAR HOW TCC SHOCKED STATESBORO IN THE FIRST ROUND WITH THIS YOUNG BUTCH, SO I CAN SEE THEM MOVING FAR, JUST BECAUSE OF THE STRENGTH OF THEY SCHEDULE.. LOSING TO C.COUNTY BY TWO.. C.COUNTY BEAT CAMDEN SO I’M HAVING FAITH THEY CAN GO FAR.. WITH A TOP QB IN ADAM CHOICE AND A GREAT BACK FIELD FULL OF FIRE POWER THAT WASN’T REALLY PLAYED IN THE REGION CHAMPIONSHIP ON LAST WEEK.. GREAT LUCK TOO ALL THE SOUTH GEORGIA TEAMS…. CAIRO, VALDOSTA,L.VIKINGS,TCC, AND BAINBRIDGE!

Old Gold Panther

November 13th, 2012
11:24 am

Alright now Cannon Rule yea EP won….. don’t make it seem like EP just dominated and ran off with the game. It was a tough game. And this not a complaint b/c its nothing we can do about it now… but if you watch the game film EP’s only TD scored, was on a HB throwback to the QB in which there was a lineman standing right next to him in the end zone. Can we say ineligible receiver down field? Check the tape.

BcS2010

November 13th, 2012
11:30 am

@THE “CANNON RULES”!!…. I no you do not seriously think creekview is going to beat tucker. Lol tucker is 8-2 not 2-8 they are still a great team. There 2 losses came by a combined 14 points and they was 24-17 against MLK and 13-6 against Stephenson. I don’t understand why people think tucker sucks or something because they lost 2 games to 2 good teams by a touchdown a piece but y’all can believe what you want! I guarantee you that the teams in the playoffs know about tucker!! The defending state champs!! I can’t believe y’all are disrespecting the tucker tigers like this. It’s sad but I’mma be honest now. 1. Tucker will beat creekview easily. 2.MLK wins 3.Stephenson wins 4. I’m pulling for SWD but they will probably lose lol. So at worst we will be 3-1 but don’t be shocked if u see us 4-0!!
And let’s talk about ur East Paulding Raiders.. I respect y’all to the Max. I think y’all are 1 of the 5 teams who could win state but!!yall have work to do also.. Stephenson is in y’all region of the bracket and that is another 1 of the 5 teams who can win state. I hope y’all play them so we can see how good y’all really are.
But you have ur own opinion like me about the tucker vs creekview game but i think it’s not a very smart prediction

. RealisticFan

November 13th, 2012
11:40 am

@Old Gold Panther

It was indeed a rough game. It was actually dominated by a lack off offense on both sides or if you prefer two strong defenses. We both also know that key offensive weapons on each side were out with injury so just finding a way to score including reverses by SWD and yes a throwback pass by East were in fact necessary. In reality I kinda thought that both teams performance and coaching were underwhelming that night. As far as a lineman in the endzone on that play……wasn’t the line of scrimmage the 3……making the lineman within the 5 yards of scrimmage allowed ? Maybe it was the 8 yd line I don’t remember

BcS2010

November 13th, 2012
11:43 am

Jus looked at the brackets again the 2nd round should be EPIC!!! You have NSWR vs TCC, Flowery branch vs tucker, EP vs Stephenson,Kell vs Gainsville, MLK vs altonna… It’s going to be crazy!!

. RealisticFan

November 13th, 2012
11:46 am

@BcS others, I’m keeping my predictions to round 1 between our Reg5 and Reg8, the other match ups will shake out however but I will say that a 4-0 by any Region over another is pretty unlikely.

JAB

November 13th, 2012
11:50 am

What you guys need to realize is that region 6AAAAA has been battled tested week after week, we don’t have to go outside of our region to play quality teams because they are all in the same region. Many regions has one, two or three top quality teams; we have 7 top quality teams. Also; Stephenson & MLK coming down from the state top classification were usually ranked team in the top 10 every. That’s why region 6AAAAA, Tucker had it’s most trying season this year because of this great talent we have… ENOUGH SAID! YOU HEARD IT HERE FROM JAB TO THE DOME REGION 6AAAAA******* MLK! STEPHENSON! TUCKER! SWD! ;)

datguy

November 13th, 2012
11:50 am

Epic should be right.. Any prediction about the 2nd round

Old Gold Panther

November 13th, 2012
12:07 pm

@. RealisticFan…. I agree with everything you said… idk about the yard line I’ll have to check on that.

Cmon BSC maaan…but i understand why you would say that we will lose. lol.

@ Cannon rules… the Big Dog in this fight is TUCKER… DEFENDING STATE CHAMPS until proven otherwise.

JAB

November 13th, 2012
12:10 pm

Can’t wait until the playoff this week to show Region 1,2,3,4,5,7,8, what region 6AAAAA is made out of! Me (JAB) will be sitting on the vistor’s side at Hallford stadium for both MLK vs Sequoyah on Friday & Stephenson vs Pope on Saturday around the 40/50yrd. line just to see the reaction of their faces after they loose to Dekalb premier power house’s and Tucker & SWD will take care of business on the road…

datguy

November 13th, 2012
12:19 pm

Region 1 all day

tcc Champs!

November 13th, 2012
12:30 pm

When we talk about 5A, the power houses are Tcc,NR, Tucker,.. EP have never showed anything in the playoffs… They can go undefeated the whole season, but choke in the first round.. Why? Because in the regular season they play no one.. MLK is a alright team, but not impressive at all to me.. So let’s just sitback and relax and watch this exciting playoff year.

JAB

November 13th, 2012
12:38 pm

@ tcc Champs!, MLK has made it to the Qtr. Finals in the State Highest classification, so you better watch what you say! Both MLK & Stephenson brings that experience to class AAAAA… Different type of quality of teams!!

tcc Champs!

November 13th, 2012
12:54 pm

@Jab… I stand by what I say.. Yes they’re good but not good enough to ever win state.. I’ve watched them play and if they play a really well team, they don’t stand a chance… Stephenson wow really? Who are they? Let’s talk about teams in class 5A in metro Atlanta.. They are only good until the end of the season.. Remember when EP came to tcc undefeated and what was the out come?! MLK has been a school how long? Yea lol

HSFootball2012

November 13th, 2012
1:23 pm

@ tcc Champs! East is a different team than you saw in 2007.
“EP have never showed anything in the playoffs… They can go undefeated the whole season, but choke in the first round.. ”
Each time that East has been in the Playoffs They have never exited in the 1st round, unlike the 2010 TCC team or the 2008, 2001 TCC teams.

HSFootball2012

November 13th, 2012
1:29 pm

NS may not be the same team in the Playoffs that has been during the regular season, rumor has it injuries may be an issue for NS going into the 1st round.

tcc Champs!

November 13th, 2012
1:39 pm

When talking Tcc football from 2002 on up have made great playoff run… But as for EP,MLK, AND STEPHENSON I CAN’T SPEAK FOR BECAUSE TO ME, THEY ARE REALLY NO GOOD TEAMS UP NORTH AND IF YOU FIND A GOOD TEAM NORTH GA THEN YOU HAVE YOURSELF A GREAT TEAM.. I CAN TRULY SAY. YES THE SOUTH GEORGIA FOOTBALL HAVE FELL OFF A LIL BUT SOON WILL BE BACK..

THE "CANNON RULES"!!

November 13th, 2012
1:40 pm

@ tcc Champs!…

“They can go undefeated the whole season, but choke in the first round”…HUH!

EAST 06…12 / 2 Lost to MARIST in the Dome / State Semi-Finals!

EAST 07…UNDEFEATED 12 / 1 State Quarter Finals! Yeah this was the year TCC beat EAST (and it was a whippin’ 48 / 21) but then TCC lost the next week to WARE CTY!

EAST 08…moved UP to AAAAA & went 9 / 3 before losing to GRAYSON 17 / 7 in the 2nd ROUND

EAST 10…went 10 / 3 and beat #3 Ranked UNDEFEATED CLARKE CENTRAL in Athens before losing in the Quarter Finals!

EAST 11…11 / 2 beat S.W.D. to again play into the Quarter Finals!

POINT IS…EAST has not “CHOKED” in the 1st Round as you put it!!!

By the way…TCC Since 06…64 / 20…EAST 70 / 15!!!

TICK…TICK…TICK…BOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOM!!!
GO RAIDERS!!!
2012 REGION 5 AAAAA CHAMPIONS!…ON TO THE DOME!!!!

tcc Champs!

November 13th, 2012
1:45 pm

@HSFOOTBALL2012… Northside have really been hurt due to injuries, but who hasn’t… If they are the team to beat then they should be alright.. Tcc have suffered injuries all year long with a Team full of sophomores and juniors.. That’s why I look for this playoff year to be very epic.. Can’t over look Lee County.. They’re #1 in offense.. The only thing with them, is that they don’t know how to put away a game.. But they also will make a great playoff run as well as Bainbridge

JAGNATION

November 13th, 2012
1:48 pm

@Realistic Fan. Let’s be REALISTIC!!!!!!!!!!!! No I have not seen the other teams play, but numbers don’t lie!!!!!!! WHY ARE THESE FOUR TEAMS IN OUR REGION SENDING NUMEROUS OF KIDS TO D-1 SCHOOLS EVERY YEAR!!!! Like I said, these kids are athletic with size!!!!!!! You look at the numbers!!!!! The other side to this is, If our COACHES just COACH!!!!!! Talent wise, there’s no comparison!!!! It takes more than just talent to win though. Coaches coaching, players making plays and a little luck also. No diss against Tucker, but what I am saying to you is what was said to Tucker about the athletes Stephenson and MLK have. Soooooooooooo, if your team meet any team from reg6 they better strap it on real tight and put their track shoes on. REGION 6 have different type of athletes!!!!!!!! THE CAT REGION WILL REIGN SUPREME!!!!!

MLK lion

November 13th, 2012
1:48 pm

i just wanna say that NSWR will NEVER win state as long as ML King is in the same classification

Northside who dat

November 13th, 2012
1:51 pm

So your saying that they don’t make it past semi finals? You can’t compare them to tcc.. Why because tcc has always been a better team.
2002,2003,2005,2006 has made great run in they playoff.. Matter of fact, they made it to the championship before being beaten Thompson

Northside who dat

November 13th, 2012
1:54 pm

Ml king want win it lol… Smh #1

Real talk

November 13th, 2012
2:09 pm

@Tiger4Life Creekview has one of the best defense in 5A!!! There offence is ok, but there defence will keep them in the game just like at river wood. And will PULL OUT A WIN AT THE END OF THE NIGHT!! AND Oh yeah home field ADVANTAGE !!!!!!!

FridayNightLightsFan

November 13th, 2012
2:13 pm

EP vs. SWD last year. If I remember right EP played that game without our starting QB. He returned the next week for the win against 11-0 Northgate.

THE "CANNON RULES"!!

November 13th, 2012
2:28 pm

@ FridayNightLightsFan…

You are correct and it was already brought to my attention due to an earlier post I made. Mitchell Webb missed several games with the broken hand issue and our 2nd string QB was hurt also so EAST had to play with it’s 3rd string QB which accounts for the low offensive output! Our starting QB Mitchell Webb came back the NEXT week vs. NORTHGATE.

TICK…TICK…TICK…BOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOM!!!
GO RAIDERS!!!
2012 REGION 5 AAAAA CHAMPIONS!…ON TO THE DOME!!!!

. RealisticFan

November 13th, 2012
2:33 pm

For all you statistic fans. I did a little looking at the 32 teams in the AAAAA playoffs and have calculated the avg points scored, avg points against and diff against ONLY other playoff teams. This includes other classifications that were played. Yes some regions have different quality in them I think that we can all agree that there are some cupcakes in all the regions and by not factoring in non playoff teams we get a little better look at how the playoff teams stack up against each other.

Not saying it means anything just interesting to chew on.

Top 10 – Points Scored
1-Northside 42.8
2-East Paulding 38.3
3-Lee 36.0
4-Gainsville 34.8
5- Allatoona 34.0
6-North Paulding 33.3
7-Warner Robbins 31.8
8-ML King 30.3
9-TCC 29.1
10-Rome 26.7

Bottom 5
28- Union Grove 11.5
29- Effingham 9.3
30- Sequoyah 6.0
31-Pope 5.0
32-SWD 0.0

Top 5 Points Allowed
1-East Paulding 10.0
2-Northside 10.6
3-Tucker 12.3
4-Ware 13.8
5-Ml King 15.0

Bottom 5 Allowed
29-Rome 37.3
30-Lee County 41.7
31- Lakeside Evans 44.4
32- North Paulding 50.3

Top 5 Point Differential
1-Northside 32.2
2-East Pauldimg 28.3
3-MLKing 15.3
4- Allatoona 11.0
5-Ware 10.5

Bottom 5 Point Differential
28-Sequoyah. -15.0
29-North Paulding -17.0
30-Effingham -22.0
31-Pope. -24.0
32-SWD -26.3

I will make one observation. I’d much rather be playing North Paulding, Pope or SWD in the fieprst round then Northside, East or MLK.

Tiger4Life

November 13th, 2012
2:38 pm

@real talk

Tucker would have the BEST defense in the state if they played in that pancake region.

Tucker wins by 26 #realtalk