AAAAAA roundup

By Score Atlanta

Brookwood stormed back from deficits of 21-0 in the first half and 21-6 in the fourth quarter to stun host Lassiter 24-21. Brandon Morrow kicked two field goals to keep the Broncos within striking distance, and they struck with a vengeance in the final six minutes.

Josh Brown rushed for a touchdown, Zach Moon added a 2-point conversion, then Moon tossed a game-tying scoring pass to Ky Priester with eight seconds remaining. After forcing overtime, Brookwood maintained its momentum with an interception by Colin Cotter. That set up Morrow’s third field goal of the game, the clincher from 32 yards out.

Camden County 52, Hillgrove 17: Visiting Hillgrove led Camden County 10-7 in the second, but Camden County would score 35 unanswered points to regain the lead. Antonio Wimbush scored three rushing touchdowns to fuel the Camden County rally. Senior J.J. Green added a 73-yard touchdown run for the victorious Wildcats.

East Coweta 25, Newton 20: Visiting East Coweta trailed 12-7 early in the game but rallied behind Dee Godfrey’s three touchdowns. Godfrey rushed 14 times for 131 yards. He also made a leaping catch to intercept a pass late in the fourth quarter. East Coweta’s Anfernee Burks led the way on defense with seven tackles.

Grayson 49, Wheeler 9: The host Rams took the lead just 13 seconds into the game on David Fennell’s 80-yard touchdown run. Running back Wayne Gallman led Grayson with three touchdowns in the first quarter on runs of 53 and 30 yards, followed by a 52-yard catch. Aares McCall added a 29-yard touchdown run for the Rams.

Langston Hughes 37, Rockdale County 3: Host Langston Hughes took a mere 9-3 advantage into halftime, but inserting backup quarterback Kinan Humphrey for the second half proved to be a decisive move. Humphrey completed all four of his pass attempts for 82 yards, including a 26-yard scoring strike to Keion Davis and a 32-yard touchdown pass to Bingo Morton. Davis added two touchdowns on the ground.

Lovejoy 51, Tri-Cities 13: Visiting Tri-Cities could not muster any offense against Lovejoy and was down 37-0 at halftime. Travis Custis scored four touchdowns for Lovejoy. Brandon Davis scored on two key plays for Lovejoy with a 90-yard interception return and an 80-yard return of a missed field goal.

Marietta 30, Lowndes 27: Marietta led 16-6 at halftime and survived a late rally by host Lowndes. Quarterback Anthony Jennings threw three touchdown passes, one each to Chavez Hemphill, Tyree Harris and Jordan Mathis. In the fourth quarter, Jennings broke free up the middle for an 88-yard touchdown run. Two sacks by the Marietta defense ended Lowndes’ final drive.

Newnan 38, Alcovy 0: Newnan put together a spectacular defensive effort to shut out visiting Alcovy. Kelvin Khayyam scored two touchdowns for Newnan late in the game. Also scoring for Newnan was Rodney Tennie, who returned an interception for a touchdown. Tray Matthews also scored for Newnan, catching a touchdown pass from quarterback Bailey Bryant.

Norcross 34, Chattahoochee 7: The backfield combination of running back Alvin Kamara and quarterback Joseph Wilber were unstoppable for host Norcross. Kamara scored on two runs and caught a touchdown pass from Wilber. Wilber also connected with Trey Smith and Myles Autry on touchdown throws. Norcross led 27-0 at the half.

Parkview 20, Walton 17 (2OT): Justis Rosser made big plays all night to help visiting Parkview advance. Rosser scored in the third quarter on a 48-yard run to tie the game 7-7. In the second overtime Rosser stopped a Walton ball carrier on the 1-yard line forcing a field goal, then scored from 15 yards out to seal the victory.

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November 16th, 2012
11:49 pm

In order of win percentage in the first round:

Region 8-AAAAAA 4-0 1.000 Grayson, South Gwinnett, Parkview, Brookwood advance

Region 7-AAAAAA 3-1 0.750 Norcross, North Gwinnett, Mill Creek advance (Collins Hill out)

Region 3-AAAAAA 3-1 0.750 Hughes, Newnan, E.Coweta advance (Tri-Cities out)

Region 4-AAAAAA 2-2 0.500 Marietta, North Cobb advance (McEachern, Hillgrove out)

Mighty Region 1-AAAAAA aka :”The SEC of GA HS football” 2-2 0.500 Camden,, Colquitt advance (Lowndes and Valdosta out)

Region 6-AAAAAA 1-3 0.250 West Forsyth advances (Alpharetta, Johns Creek, Chattahoochee out)

Region 2AAAAAA 1-3 0.250 Lovejoy advances (Newton, Alcovy, Rockdale out)

Region 5-AAAAAA 0-4 0.000 (alleged #1 Lassiter, Milton, Walton, Wheeler out)


November 16th, 2012
11:51 pm

I told you it was going to be this way. Say hello to the second round.Pretenders went home tonight. There is more to come. We are standing in the middle of the street, hiding in plain sight.


November 16th, 2012
11:53 pm

How bad is Newnans QB hurt?


November 16th, 2012
11:55 pm

Too bad Gwinnett has to eliminate itself next week..Donnie Miles didn’t even play tonight for North Gwinnett..We need him next week so Come home Donnie


November 16th, 2012
11:56 pm

Acording to the info from RobfromNorcross, We did not have the weakest region afterall. You can’t argue with the math.


November 17th, 2012
12:08 am

Thats right……8AAAAAA is th real SEC of high school football. Great job Gwinnett teams. It sucks they are forcing a Gwinnett elimination round again. GHSA needs to fix that but they won’t, got to give all the other counties a chance. I still have Grayson winning it all!!!

John In Jacksonville

November 17th, 2012
12:17 am

I’m still proud of the Lowndes Vikings for having a top program year in and year out. Region 8 is strong but I’m afraid you’ll have to be strong for about 40 years, like region 1, before anyone’s going to call you the SEC of high school football. Good luck with that :) Congratulations to all the schools that played tonight and best of luck to the winners.


November 17th, 2012
12:30 am

My condolences to McEachern. Tough to be a #1 seed and lose in the first round once more.


November 17th, 2012
12:31 am

Most of region 8AAAAAA has not been around or 40 years, looked at the times these schools were added and then compare them to region 1, and see what you get.


November 17th, 2012
12:34 am

McEachern, hold your heads up!

You’re a great team that had a great year!

OldMan ….Packer Fan


November 17th, 2012
12:40 am

It was a good night for Gwinnett for sure. Sorry to see next week come up where some of us go home. Safe travels to the teams going home tonight and then traveling next weekend!


November 17th, 2012
1:02 am

@ NG17…I noticed that, but the fill in corners were shut down all night. Where was Donnie?


November 17th, 2012
1:21 am

go north gwinnett i smell a upset net week at grayson


November 17th, 2012
1:24 am

Region 1’s depth was overrated.


November 17th, 2012
1:39 am

what a job bob sphire has done at north gwinnett he has won 10 games everyseason for 7 straight seasons. northgwinnett from 1961 to 1994went to the playoffs 1 time.

tide roll

November 17th, 2012
1:44 am

ANTHONY JENNINGS – 3 td passes and smokes Lowndes on an 88 yard td run in the 4th quarter and Richt and Booboo don’t offer. Newnan’s coach was quoted earlier this year: “IF THERE’S A BETTER QUARTERBACK IN THE STATE, WE DON”T WANT TO FACE HIM.” The kid grew up a DAWG fan because his father played there, and UGA doesn’t offer?? He wins the Elite 11 regionals over 90 other QBs ( clearly out perfroming UGA commit Ramsey, who didn’t place in the finals), and Richt and Booboo don’t offer. The kid’s going to LSU ! Are you freakin’ kidding me?! Clearly Richt and Booboo’s evaluation isn’t based on performance. I think we all know what it’s based on, and it has no place in college football today. They both should be canned along with the AD Greg McGarity who allows the practice to still exist. Shameful. No wonder Georgia hasn’t won a National title in over 30 years. They don’t deserve to.


November 17th, 2012
2:10 am

Just got back home from the Colquitt/McEachern game and I’ve got to say the Pack fans traveled well–easily equaling the home contingent in what has got to be the nicest HS football facility in North Ga….I understand McEachern lost a lot of students to surrounding schools through re-districting but the home stands were maybe half capacity for a playoff game in which their team came THIS close to pulling it out…. McEachern kept giving CC the underneath stuff and we just gnawed off huge chunks of that artificial turf with a hefty dose of screen passes. The Blue shirts were mighty hard to stop with an excellent running scheme and some abysmally sorry tackling on the Packer’s D and STs. We’re very fortunate to have gone on the road and got past a good team to advance. Congrats McE on a tough fought game…and Go Pack Go….


November 17th, 2012
2:45 am

Tide…. why don’t you and Buckeye go practice your ‘Deliverance’ moves with one another? What happened, did UGA shun your little progeny and now you jump over to Bama and are just trying to grind an axe with Bobo and Richt? Don’t you have a life? Or at least one that gives you something better to do than get on a HS Football and troll away at UGA? What’s the matter… T A&M spoiled your ability to spew on the UGA blogs so you figure you could do it for the HS fans. Don’t go away mad…. just go away buddy! Besides, I hear your siste calling!

North Georgia Fan

November 17th, 2012
5:17 am

Lowndes see how far cheating get you


November 17th, 2012
6:26 am

Lowndes has gotten so predictable on offense that my 7 year old son could call defensive plays for the opposing team and completely shut the viking offense down


November 17th, 2012
6:34 am

Really upset at Walton coaches, blew another one for some great kids that played their hearts out. Hate to see them lose like that. How can you let a team come to the line of scrimmage with 7 down line men, a full back lead block and they brought the wing back in to block, thats 9 blockers last time i counted and you stay in a 4-5 man front that was spread out-your linebackers were 4 yards off the ball and your best defender and tackler in Dj Smith was playing 7 yds deep? He should def be the #1 recruit in Ga next year with his versatility. Offensively-we have all seen the same plays for the past 15 years (thats no joke) but a half back pass would have done Parkview in,

D. Reyn

November 17th, 2012
6:37 am

Region8 is the. Closest to region 1, I’m from Colquitt county live in Gwinnett. If you live in Gwinnett and only see region1 teams, during playoffs then you will think reg. 8 is great . Again they are good but most of these teams in reg 8 doesn’t compare to the week after week pounding reg1 provides ! I love high school football ! I tell you , I had rather be a region 1 team , coming to north ga to play in the playoffs, than having to travel to south ga to play ! Look how the region1 teams travel ! Fans are usually out number the n ga teams 2-1 . Yes it’s too bad the Gwinnett teams have to play each other early ! The teams that’s left in region 8 are as close as you get, good luck to all teams left in the playoffs!0

Walton Grad

November 17th, 2012
6:44 am

Oh, and coaches, i know you guys watch film or do you just look at it——-Get #21 a full back that can actually block for him, please, im surprised Jones went so long with out getting hurt. But im saying it early and now, The raiders will be in the Dome with the rising seniors. Thats one heck of a class coming up. There defense will be very solid next yea

Bob Leblah

November 17th, 2012
6:57 am

Boo hoo coaches… boo hoo fullback. waaa


November 17th, 2012
7:17 am

Hmmmm I’m interested in seeing that grayson/north Gwinnett game. Two good teams clashing with each other. Should be fun


November 17th, 2012
7:34 am

Keep it rolling guys!


November 17th, 2012
7:36 am

@Sportsnut – “Acording to the info from RobfromNorcross, We did not have the weakest region afterall. You can’t argue with the math.”

By you playing in the weak region you were able to play another weak team the first round. Tri-Cities 4-6.

Lovejoy IMO only has 1 win against a quality team.
They have played 2 teams with a winning record, and are 1 and 1 against them. Again even your 1st round opponent was only 4-6. BTW the team you did beat with a winning record lost in the first round. So now even that win isn’t so great.



November 17th, 2012
7:41 am

Interesting, because I think the last two state champions were from the same region in Gwinnett… Yep, Grayson and Brookwood. So, while the guys in the south are busy pounding each other, the guys in the north are busy winning titles….


November 17th, 2012
8:18 am

How long are you going to stay on the Hate Lovejoy bandwagon, FNLF ? You hated last season and now in this one. Anyone but Lovejoy, right ! Keep up the good work. We need more like you to keep us going. You know that is what it is don’t you ? We feed off your negativity. Tell me again how sorry we are. Some region got swept. Not region 2. That is a fact. No math can change that, can it ? I heard some Marietta fans chipped off some corners of the Concrete Palace to take as a trophy. High and mighty Lowndes. Gone. Proud Valdosta. Gone. SEC of high school football. We are the best. “SWEEP”. Around you door, Marietta left you trashed .North Cobb had a scrimmage. Goes to show, 6A is wide open, just as I said.


November 17th, 2012
8:23 am

Tried to tell you Lassiter would not progress past round 1. Printz goes for 0 points in the 2nd half.


North Gwinnett looked sick tonight. Grayson will have there hands full next week.

2012 Champion of 6A will be another Gwinnett school – I like Norcross to win it all.


November 17th, 2012
8:36 am

The road gets tougher for all. Especially the upper left quad of the bracket. Four left. 4 good ones. Six of eight 1 seeds advanced.


November 17th, 2012
8:42 am

FNLF == All of them are good wins. We are still playing so everything is good right now. Why don’t you come out to play and we will see if anyone wants you on their team. Our team is full. You can say what you want but Lovejoy comes to play ball. Try that schedule thing on Lowndes, who had a likewise soft schedule but it did not prepare them for the second season. Anyway, schedule strength is now moot. There is a new schedule for those still playing.

North Cobb Warrior

November 17th, 2012
9:04 am

Very proud of the North Cobb Warriors!

LTrojan Fan

November 17th, 2012
9:13 am

Candytails…why don’t you pick on someone your own age and leave the high school kids alone. Then again, maybe you are still in middle school and that would explain you putting down people. GROW UP!!!


November 17th, 2012
9:18 am

Hey, hey, hey – Region 1 AAAAAA didn’t fare as well as predicted. Valdosta gets its a__ handed to it big time & Lowndes is one & done. The Wildcats probably belong in AAAAA anyway & the Vikings are making a habit of not reaching their potential in the playoffs & bowing out early. R-Mc might need to find employment elsewhere. The folks in Winnersville ain’t too happy this weekend. The two school systems should consider consolodation so they can put together a winning football team again. But then the ghost of Whack Hyder might come visiting. Hey, hey,hey.

only a matter of time

November 17th, 2012
9:24 am

so take that Camden County, you are who we thought you were. what?…what’s that? ohhhh we had 17. my bad Wildcats. congrats and good luck the rest of the way.


November 17th, 2012
9:33 am

Hold your heads up 5AAAAAA. You may not be the SEC but you are champs when it comes to the SAT. Move on and enjoy your future in college. We’re proud of all of you. Camden takes it to the bank this year.

Gwinnett's Finest

November 17th, 2012
9:35 am

sportsnut, how slow exactly is Parkview?

Buzz 2011

November 17th, 2012
9:35 am

North Cobb took out mighty Valdosta! Go Warriors………….
Sounds like some of the teams we had years ago at North Cobb…..

only a matter of time

November 17th, 2012
9:41 am

Buzz2011…N. Cobb has a good team and looks like they got after it last night, but this was not your dad’s Valdosta Wildcats. A tough Langston Hughes team awaits. Keep representing for Cobb County.

Camden Alum

November 17th, 2012
9:42 am


8AAAAAA is about as legit as Kansas State being number 1. Region 1 has been, still is, and always will be the SEC of High School Football. I said that when I was playing in Region 3 years ago.


November 17th, 2012
9:43 am

Lowndes fans, stadium and band were awesome and their boys played hard! But man alive they throw the ball like an 8th grade team! Its easy to defend a team that can only run the football over and over again! And it was like they have never seen the forward pass before!

Sideline Dude

November 17th, 2012
9:43 am

Everfything is as it should be in the playoffs for the South Georgia teams – Colquitt County moves on while Lowndes & Valdosta bow out early. It’s become a tradition.


November 17th, 2012
9:55 am

@FridayNightLightsFan said “By you playing in the weak region you were able to play another weak team the first round. Tri-Cities 4-6″ while speaking of Lovejoy. You have a logic error here. The playoff brackets were set by the GHSA way back in July or August. The teams Lovejoy played had nothing to do with who they would play in the 1st round and whether they would be weak or strong, assuming of course that LJ won it’s games. All LJ could control was their seeding, not their opponent.


November 17th, 2012
10:11 am

Once again I agree with spotsnut (what a surprise right?) Our region was put together by GHSA. We had a harder out of region schedule than in region but that goes to show that we are willing to play anybody. This is the time when a years worth of trashtalking doesnt mean squat. (just ask region 1). The fact is Lovejoy is still playing. Big ups to Marietta HS. I am glad to see real teams knock off Trash talking pretenders.My only regret is that Marietta HS beat us to the punch. We wanted to be the one to shut up Lowndes and their annoying pompous fans. All the props to Marietta. We will see you guys on Friday. Real teams. Real football. May the best team win.


November 17th, 2012
10:17 am

Valdosta really didn’t have much of a season, just the name, Lowdnes is a suprise.Camden is the the real team..
Still believe Norcross vs Grayson final


November 17th, 2012
10:20 am

Let’s see if that Parkview D can hold West to 17 points. Should be a good one at the Den.


November 17th, 2012
10:21 am

Coach Bob Spire will get his unsportsmanship handed to him next week,


November 17th, 2012
11:10 am

Sportsnut – 1st NO WHERE did you see me say Lovejoy was bad. What I did point out was Lovejoy has only been tested twice. And before you go into this “we made it to the finals last year” Its been pointed out by many that you had AAAAA numbers playing in AAAA last year, so in MY opinion still not a test for 6A. I’ve said it before and will say it again.

Rankings are fun.
Blogs are fun.
Games are played!!!

Outside looking in

November 17th, 2012
11:23 am

@ sportsnut… Here we go again everyone hating on Lovejoy and giving them no respect. Here we are again looking at the second round and teams from the south are at home complaining about how weak the region is. It may be weak but they played the region they were given to the tune of the top ranked scoring offense and stingiest defense. And look, all of those weak teams gave lovejoy the ability to keep playing and loud mouth Lowndes and there fans will be at home getting ready for turkey and dressing while Lovejoy prepares to chow down on the next opponent. So for all the Lovejoy players I heard saying this last night. “Put your paws on ‘me”. GATA