Intriguing games in Class AAAA

Five intriguing Class AAAA first-round games:

Eastside (7-3) at No. 1 Sandy Creek (10-0): The last two weeks have been a roller-coaster for Eastside, which dropped to fourth in Region 8-AAAA despite having only two losses in region play. The Eagles, who played Sandy Creek within a field goal in 2011, lost to Stephens County on Nov. 2 before shocking previously unbeaten Monroe Area 35-0 last week. So they have a modicum of momentum going against Sandy Creek, which allows less than 10 points a game and averages almost 46 points per

Statesboro (8-2) at Mary Persons (8-2): The Blue Devils face Mary Persons for the second time eveaennd the first since 1970, when Statesboro won a region championship against the Bulldogs. This one features two explosive backs in Statesboro’s Quan Daniels and Mary Persons’ Nick Davis. The Bulldogs enter the playoffs on a four-game winning streak and have won 10 straight home games.

Dalton (7-3) at Carver-Atlanta (9-1), Lakewood Stadium: The question here is how will Carver respond coming off a blowout loss to Marist last week, spoiling the Panthers’ bid for an unbeaten season. The ground game, keyed by running back Montravious Taylor, has been Carver’s biggest weapon. Dalton has won five straight since a 2-3 start. The Catamounts have allowed 35 points or more three times.

Stephens County (8-2) at No. 10 Carrollton (7-3): The last time these two teams played, in the 2010 playoffs, Carrollton romped to a 63-20 win en route to putting up one of the highest-scoring seasons in state history. Carrollton was the more experienced team then; this time Stephens County appears to have the more experienced club, particularly in the skilled positions. The Indians’ two losses are by a combined eight points to Chestatee and Monroe Area, and running back Chaz Thornton, who has rushed for more than 1,400 yards, is one of the better backs in the state.

Riverdale (7-3) at No. 7 Cairo (8-2): Riverdale has overcome a mid-season stretch where it allowed 35 points or more in three straight games, and the Raiders have big-play capability in running back Ti’Keem Cooper. Cairo has won seven straight after a 1-2 start. This is the first meeting between the two schools.

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YELLERJACKETZ1

November 15th, 2012
8:31 am

2 OF DALTONS 3 LOSSES HAVE BEEN NUMBER 1 RANKED CALHOUN IN AA AND NUMBER 9 RANKED RIDGELAND IN AAAA MAY BE BETTER THAN PEOPLE THINK THEY HAVE A DANGEROUS R.B.

Decatur 4 Life

November 15th, 2012
10:30 am

YELLERJACKETZ1

What about the 35-7 loss to a 5-5 Cass team that didn’t win a game in their region. Just saying they maybe a decent team but they have good losses and bad losses so it could go either way

Carver Panther 1

November 15th, 2012
11:05 am

It should be a good one. The Panthers have a bad taste in their mouth from last week loss and somebody is going to have to pay. Let’s go Panthers!!!!

Gaboy

November 15th, 2012
11:30 am

This will be a CAKEWALK for SANDY CREEK just go ahead an put these boyz in the dome NO ONE i repeat NO ONE can or will stop them!!! They will demolish eastside 48-13

Colquitt97

November 15th, 2012
1:17 pm

They have about 35 1st round playoff games streaming live here…
http://gahighschoolsports.net/viewforum.php?f=46

Syrupmaker fan

November 15th, 2012
1:56 pm

Riverdale will be intimidated by the atmosphere down in Cairo and lose convicingly. They probably have never experienced a small town vibe and passion for football that they will experience.

Max Sizemore

November 15th, 2012
3:00 pm

Hey, Colquitt97, often my computer won’t be able to show these games. Would that possibly be connected to the fact that I haven’t downloaded the latest Silverlight something-or-other?

Chris

November 15th, 2012
4:02 pm

Reg 6-AAAA let’s go it’s almost that time. BTW Bulldogs we on our way to play Ridgeland stay focused!!

Jacketaxe

November 15th, 2012
5:02 pm

Dalton will lose

Chris

November 15th, 2012
5:05 pm

Get ya brooms ready region 6-AAAA.

Chris

November 15th, 2012
5:12 pm

I forgot Washington plays Ridgeland they are the team to beat

Woodpecker

November 15th, 2012
5:24 pm

Eastside Eagles I would like to wish you guys a safe travel to and from the Battlefield. This should be a great game, but when smokes clears the Fighting Patriots will be marching on. SC defense of front is just to strong and a lot more physical than they were last year. So lets just put last year game behind us and SC will roll big.

Dewayne

November 15th, 2012
5:57 pm

Dalton has nothing to lose really except for the game of course. They are expected to lose to Carver, so Dalton just needs to go out and give them hell and see what happens!!!

Hey

November 15th, 2012
6:26 pm

@Carver Panther — man, what happened vs Marist? Is Carver that bad or is Marist for real?

Chris

November 15th, 2012
6:47 pm

@ Hey everybody has a bad game ! Hello Marist is good but Carver could’ve play much better

fan

November 15th, 2012
9:17 pm

city need for Washington,Carver,Grady to win friday let’s go dogs class of 88 or should i say let’s go y high

Hey

November 15th, 2012
11:00 pm

Could’ve played better — no kidding, lost by 28!

Just want to know

November 15th, 2012
11:56 pm

Did someone say STOCKBRIDGE? Go Tigers!!!!!!

mothers concerns

November 16th, 2012
5:18 am

Go Riverdale Raiders :) You Can Do This!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!

NSC baller

November 16th, 2012
9:06 am

Coach Myles need to let the horses go tonight .Let’s go panthers #29,#24,#22&#27!!!!!

Lucretia

November 16th, 2012
12:52 pm

Go MPHS Bulldogs!!!!! The Dogs are GREAT!!!!

Dalton's 50+ years of questionable history

November 16th, 2012
2:01 pm

the only more delusonal fanbase than the georgia bulldog fans are the dalton high fans…no where as good as they think they are, but it doesn’t stop them from running their mouths…hope carver hangs 60 – 0 on them tonite…

D.S.G.B

November 16th, 2012
2:58 pm

Syrupmakers should win but we have to be turn-over free and looking at the bracket, we have a good draw. We win, next week will be intresting!!!

Go Trojans!

November 16th, 2012
7:16 pm

It’s Go Time for Carrollton! Good match up with Stephens County tonight. Both are quality teams but I think the home field advantage will help tonight.

Go Trojans!