AAAAAA blog/predictions: Camden avenges loss to Colquitt in semis, but Grayson wins it all

Who you got in the Class AAAAAA draw? Here is one opinion. What’s yours?

First round
Lovejoy d. Tri-Cities
Lowndes d. Marietta
Grayson d. Wheeler
North Gwinnett d. Johns Creek
Hughes d. Rockdale County
Valdosta d. North Cobb
Lassiter d. Brookwood
Mill Creek d. Alpharetta
Camden County d. Hillgrove
Newton d. East Coweta
Norcross d. Chattahoochee
South Gwinnett d. Milton
Colquitt County d. McEachern
Newnan d. Alcovy
West Forsyth d. Collins Hill
Parkview d. Walton
Second round
Lowndes d. Lovejoy
Grayson d. North Gwinnett
Valdosta d. Hughes
Lassiter d. Mill Creek
Camden County d. Newton
Norcross d. South Gwinnett
Colquitt County d. Newnan
West Forsyth d. Parkview
Quarterfinals
Grayson d. Lowndes
Lassiter d. Valdosta
Camden County d. Norcross
Colquitt County d. West Forsyth
Semifinals
Grayson d. Lassiter
Camden County d. Colquitt County
Final
Grayson d. Camden County

223 comments Add your comment

Heisenberg

November 13th, 2012
9:34 am

If Camden County d. Colquitt County in semis, how can Grayson d. Colquitt County in final?

kbrab

November 13th, 2012
9:36 am

Lassiter will make it to the finals. And their game against Camden Co. should be a great one.

tigonian02

November 13th, 2012
9:38 am

Whocares

November 13th, 2012
10:06 am

I see it pretty close to this. The difference is an all Region 16A semi finals. With the final being Lowndes vs Camden. And Lowndes wins it in a close one.

Fred

November 13th, 2012
10:13 am

Definitely won’t be easy but if we keep playing the way we have, I think we can go far. I told some people that while we might be weaker at a couple of positions, I think the overall team this year might be better than last year. I still don’t know what happened vs Parkview but that loss sure did help up get focused!

Golden Isles Fan

November 13th, 2012
10:18 am

GO REGION 1/6A

GET THE BROOMS OUT BUYS ……CAUE WE GOT SOME CLEANING TO DO….

BASKETBALL SEASON IS COMING EARLY FOR ANYONE WHO FACES REGION 1/6A

Heisenberg

November 13th, 2012
10:37 am

Interesting, predicting Mill Creek over Alpharetta in round 1. I do not know much about Mill Creek so I will not question the pick. But I was looking at a potential Lassiter/Printz vs Alpharetta/Dobbs 2nd round matchup thinking that would be fun to watch (assuming Lassiter still came out on top).

The Cross

November 13th, 2012
10:48 am

Todd Holcomb-The Norcross faithful would like a written apology on December 16th for the lack of respect that you have shown to the best team in the state of Georgia. It does not have to be long, but a simple I apolgize, I was wrong and I do not know what I could have been thinking not to have Norcross number 1 all year and then picking Camden to beat them in the quarterfinals. Again, I apologize to the best team in the state of Georgia. Sincerely, Todd Holcomb

The Cross

sportsnut

November 13th, 2012
11:09 am

Lots of disrespect here. This is good though. It will light a fire under certain teams and they will win. No better way to motivate than to tell them they have no chance.

Ray Goff's Ghost

November 13th, 2012
11:26 am

Camden defeating Colquitt??? Get real. History shows otherwise.

Just Rammin

November 13th, 2012
11:31 am

@ Fred

I agree 100% on this years TEAM being better than last years, especially on the defensive side of the ball. We may be a little less talented at a few positions but I think those guys have stepped up and we honsetly havent missed a beat other than imo a mental lapse in the Parkview game. It will be a tough row to hoe but I have confidence they can repeat the mission.

Heisenberg

November 13th, 2012
11:40 am

The Cross, are you willing to do the same should Camden (or anyone else) beat Norcross? I am not taking sides but that should work both ways. FWIW an undefeated Lassiter versus an undefeated Norcross in the championship would be awesome.

TJ Morris

November 13th, 2012
11:58 am

Its going to be camden vs grayson. Camden is going to hungry after this loss 2 colquitt.

The Cross

November 13th, 2012
12:03 pm

Heisenberg-The answer is yes. I will issue a written apology if Norcross does not get to the Dome.

The Cross

jvillebil

November 13th, 2012
12:05 pm

Todd, I have been looking over schedules, match ups and I think your predictions are pretty much spot on. Maybe be an upset or 2 along the way but about as close I think anyone could predict.

jvillebil

November 13th, 2012
12:10 pm

The Cross, I think Grayson and Camden will make the finals, but I think if anyone could upset Camden if will be Norcross. Good luck. (oh yeah- by the way I know you wouldn’t think of it as an upset. LOL)

region4fan

November 13th, 2012
12:31 pm

Marietta has a talented quarterback and receivers. North Cobb has a talented quarterback who is a triple threat with speedy receivers and a pretty good defense. McEachern has a stable of swift backs and a stout defense.These teams should provide some good competition to Region 1.

yo

November 13th, 2012
12:34 pm

Todd I agree with your predictions except the final. I see Camden this year. If not for all the prior road trips I might have taken Valdosta over Lassiter. The road will eventually wear on Valdosta though.

yo

November 13th, 2012
12:37 pm

I can sense one possible upset already. Norcross who has already beaten South Gwinnett and looking ahead to Camden. Just might end up taking South a little too lightly.

GoPackGo

November 13th, 2012
12:43 pm

jvillebil how quickly you forget this past Friday night?????

jvillebil

November 13th, 2012
12:46 pm

LOL GoPackGo. If you play Camden, if will be on their home field. I don’t think you can pull it off 3 times in a row. I think you will make it there though. If you beat Camden @ Camden then I think you will be destined to win it all.

ole dawg

November 13th, 2012
12:59 pm

Camden-Grayson final–QB is difference maker–21Camden 7Grayson

HS Footbal

November 13th, 2012
1:03 pm

Heinsenberg: Regarding the pick by Holcomb of Mill Creek over Alpharetta, it is more than likely based on 2 reasons:

– The quality of teams in Region 7 is considered to higher than Region 6 so picking #3 seed to beat #2 seed is not surprising (actually surprised that Holcomb did not pick Collins Hill to beat West Forsyth)

– Alpharetta’s only regular season loss last year was to Mill Creek (at Alpharetta) by the score of 42-7. Mill Creek only went 5-5 last year and didn’t make the playoffs in Region 7.

GoPackGo

November 13th, 2012
1:09 pm

We thought that last year after beating you guys there :( We will see this year. Propst will have them ready in the playoffs. If we can’t win it all….I am all for Camden doing it!

BigWill

November 13th, 2012
1:10 pm

Sorry Ole Dawg… Defense will win this year.. Grayson 24 Camden 3

South

November 13th, 2012
1:23 pm

You’re right Yo. Keep an eye out for the underdog… South won’t let Norcross beat them twice! They aren’t the same team that played in the season opener.

sportsnut

November 13th, 2012
1:25 pm

I will be the first to go against the grain. There are six games, in my opinion, that have a chance for producing an upset.Expect the favorite to win but don’t be surprised if they don’t!

Lowndes vs Marietta
North Cobb vs Valdosta
Mill Creek vs Alpharetta
Collins Hill vs West Forsyth
South Gwinnett vs Milton
McEachern vs Colquit County

jvillebil

November 13th, 2012
1:29 pm

Are they the same team that played Grayson 2/3’s way through the season?

bsmith14

November 13th, 2012
1:31 pm

I’m not even sure why Lowndes is in the playoffs. We looked like girls when Camden beat us. Seems the only way we can beat a good team is if we cheat. I’m seriously thinking about moving to Tifton and becoming a Tift fan. I’m ashamed of our coaches for cheating, our fans for supporting the cheaters and our team for not showing up against Camden. I’m going to pray and cheer for a Grayson/Norcross Championship game. Real football in this state is played in Gwinnett County!

Heisenberg

November 13th, 2012
1:38 pm

HS Football, thanks for the insights.

I suppose depending on the roster turnover from last year, that could be a meaningful barometer. I do find it curious though when someone postulates how well a team will perform this year based on what happened several years ago. Are they not aware that the rosters have churned over a few times since then?

South

November 13th, 2012
1:43 pm

No jville they are not. I won’t go into the reasons why the offense couldn’t get anything going but let’s just say that after a recovery from that game (and a few other reasons) they beat Brookwood, Archer and Parkview.

jvillebil

November 13th, 2012
1:54 pm

South, I understand the 1st game of the season because getting the kinks worked out and players jelling, plus the fact Norcross is a great team. I watched the Parkview game, but did the wheels fall off or what against Grayson? You were averaging 39 points a game going in and didn’t even score.

Colquitt Fan

November 13th, 2012
2:12 pm

Sportsnut, you saying you think Colquitt has a chance to upset McEachern? If we play sound football I think it happens ;)

tigonian02

November 13th, 2012
2:14 pm

bsmith14: You may be the worst screen name impersonator in the world. Let’s start by getting the screen name right first….Titletown lives…

South

November 13th, 2012
2:19 pm

You can say the wheels fell off. I’m not going to say things I don’t know for sure but there was a moment in the beginning of the game on offense where a certain hit changed one player for the rest of the game. Sitting in the stands we saw a difference from that moment on.

robo71

November 13th, 2012
2:20 pm

@jvillebil grayson’s defense doesn’t get the credit deserved because of the distain for them on here. they are legit and have shut down some really good offenses.

yellaboi#1

November 13th, 2012
3:04 pm

Lowndes bout to shock the state…
semis will be all 1AAAAAA
Lowndes vs Valdosta
Camden vs Colquitt
Tell what high school football fan don’t want to c this!

cat doc

November 13th, 2012
3:09 pm

I would like to see it.

WeWillSee

November 13th, 2012
3:09 pm

Colquitt beat Camden Friday night. Colquitt has beaten Camden 2 out of the last 3 times by 2 points. It could end that way again. Don’t see it happening. I think Colquitt’s biggest problem is over confidence. Keep picking them to lose and they will win. If Camden and Colquitt meet again the story will be much different. Hopefully with Camden having the last word.

Titletown USA

November 13th, 2012
3:17 pm

yellaboi…you are really drinking the Region 1 kool-aid, I think all 4 fours have a significant shot at the final 4, but I doubt all 4 of them make it.

Comet Fan

November 13th, 2012
3:28 pm

South Gwinnett will shock people in the playoffs this year… Very Explosive offense can score at anytime! They’ve got one of the most underrated receivers in state in Bernard Morrison… If coaches handle business they will definitely be an underdog team to look out for….

Colquitt is also a team that can take this thing home….

Go Comets

jvillebil

November 13th, 2012
3:47 pm

Robo71. I know Grayson had four shutouts, a 7, a 3 point games. They only allowed Shiloh and Parkview to score more than 20 and are averaging only giving up around 8 points a game. I would say their defense is pretty legit. Oh yea don’t they have this defensive end on the team that is supposed to be pretty good? LOL

HoochFan

November 13th, 2012
4:04 pm

If you are a fan of the Maxwell Ratings, then you probably agree with the above predictions. Pretty much follows the ratings, with exception of 2 games at the beginning and 2 games at the end.

Since there are never any upsets….

Maybe Hooch will pull off the shocker this year!!!

GO HOOCH!!!!

dagrapevine

November 13th, 2012
5:19 pm

valdosta is little,slow and not well coached.has no skill platers at any posistion they are done.

The Cross

November 13th, 2012
5:23 pm

Hooch-I look forward to seeing you guys on Friday. It should be a great game.

Good luck!

The Cross

Falconguy45

November 13th, 2012
5:50 pm

All chest pounding to the side, this year could easily be a Region 1 VS Region 1 championship match up or a Gwinnett match up. Do we all agree this year it could happen? Sorry Lassiter, I don’t see you guys getting too far based on your schedule and the competition in your region. I am not disrespecting, but your in for a rude awakening when you face Camden, Lowndes, Colquitt, Grayson, and Norcross. All of the mentioned programs are very talented and have been to the dance.

The Cross

November 13th, 2012
5:51 pm

yellaboi-I can name a million fans that don’t want to see an OVERRATED region 1 semifinals.

First of all, you have a better chance of having a wildcat fly out of your butt before that would happen. Secondly, there are 5 teams from Gwinnett that have a better chance of reaching the semis before anyone from region 1.

The Cross

Camden74

November 13th, 2012
5:58 pm

The Cross…..Nice try! :-)

Camden74

November 13th, 2012
5:59 pm

Release the CATS, PLEASE! :-D

Falconguy45

November 13th, 2012
6:00 pm

The Cross….. Let’s be sensible now. You have to ignore some of the bloggers that get under your skin, but Region 1 has a lot of talent. Last years state championship was Colquitt VS Grayson. That was a hell of a game. The Packers come to play during the play offs. I hate their arrogant coach and I am glad we won, but again, what a game. I am sure they are coming after us this year.