Predictions: McEachern is Region 4-AAAAAA’s best shot at preventing sweep

It’s not often that a region pulls off a four-game sweep in the first round of the playoffs in the highest classification. The task of preventing it this year in Class AAAAAA falls to McEachern, which offers Region 4 its best shot against Region 1. I expect the Indians to survive in a tough battle with Colquitt County, but if Colquitt wins it will be a long night for Cobb County. Valdosta should prevail at North Cobb, and Marietta and Hillgrove can expect long rides home from Lowndes and Camden County, respectively.

Congratulations go out to Maurice Graham of Lithonia, who was last week’s winner in the High School Football Pickoff contest. Graham was one of five contestants to correctly pick the winner in 13 of 15 games and won the tiebreaker for the closest guess of the score in the Eagle’s Landing Christian-Landmark Christian game. Click here to sign up and participate in this week’s contest.

THE WEEKEND PREDICTIONS

Last week: 163-31 (.840); Overall: 1,531-324 (.825)

CLASS AAAAAA

Winner##Loser

Alpharetta##Mill Creek

Camden Co.##Hillgrove

East Coweta##Newton

Grayson##Wheeler

Hughes##Rockdale Co.

Lassiter##Brookwood

Lovejoy##Tri-Cities

Lowndes##Marietta

McEachern##Colquitt Co.

Newnan##Alcovy

Norcross##Chattahoochee

North Gwinnett##Johns Creek

Parkview##Walton

South Gwinnett##Milton

Valdosta##North Cobb

West Forsyth##Collins Hill

CLASS AAAAA

Bainbridge##Union Grove

East Paulding##Clarke Central

Flowery Branch##North Paulding

Gainesville##Rome

Glynn Academy##Jones Co.

Harris Co.##Northgate

Heritage-Conyers##Allatoona

Kell##Southwest DeKalb

M.L. King##Sequoyah

Northside-Warner Robins##Effingham Co.

Stephenson##Pope

Thomas Co. Central##Creekside

Tucker##Creekview

Ware Co.##Lakeside-Evans

Warner Robins##Richmond Hill

Whitewater##Lee Co.

CLASS AAAA

Baldwin##Wayne Co.

Burke Co.##Perry

Cairo##Riverdale

Carrollton##Stephens Co.

Chestatee##LaGrange

Dalton##Carver-Atlanta

Grady##River Ridge

Griffin##Monroe

Jonesboro##Westover

Marist##Gilmer

Monroe Area##Shaw

Ridgeland##Washington

Sandy Creek##Eastside

Statesboro##Mary Persons

Stockbridge##Worth Co.

Westside-Macon##South Effingham

CLASS AAA

Appling Co.##Rockmart

Blessed Trinity##White Co.

Buford##Cedar Grove

Callaway##Tattnall Co.

Cartersville#Jackson Co.

Carver-Columbus##Dodge Co.

Chapel Hill##Johnson-Savannah

Hart Co.##Adairsville

Morgan Co.##Gordon Central

North Oconee##Ringgold

Peach Co.##Jefferson Co.

Pierce Co.##Central-Carroll

St. Pius##Dawson Co.

Thomson##Jackson

Washington Co.##Pike Co.

Woodward Academy##North Hall

CLASS AA

Brooks Co.##Macon Co.

Calhoun##Wesleyan

Early Co.##Bleckley Co.

Fitzgerald##Northeast-Macon

Greater Atlanta Christian##Model

Heard Co.##Rabun Co.

Jefferson##Kendrick

Lamar Co.##Cook

Laney##Benedictine

Lovett##Coosa

Manchester##Greene Co.

McIntosh Co. Academy##East Laurens

Screven Co.##Bacon Co.

Vidalia##Westside-Augusta

Washington-Wilkes##Bowdon

Westminster##Pepperell

67 comments Add your comment

G.B.

November 16th, 2012
2:38 am

Go Griffin Bears!!!

BIG CHIEF WHOOPUM

November 16th, 2012
4:47 am

GO INDIANS!!! GO BLUE!!!

williambrado1

November 16th, 2012
6:33 am

After tonight Region 4AAAAAA will be no more!

stooge

November 16th, 2012
7:49 am

Propst took the boys north yesterday afternoon. They’ll be rested and ready so good luck to both teams!

GoPackGo

November 16th, 2012
7:53 am

Let’s show them what’s up. GO PACK GO!!

Camden Wildcats

November 16th, 2012
8:02 am

Hmmm I think Camden will have to play their best game tonight against a Hillgrove team that’s hot right now!

big joe

November 16th, 2012
8:36 am

i look for the overrated lassiter trojans to get SMOKED when they finally play somebody good,whipped up on a bunch of sorry teams in a weak region and will not go far in state

Chicken Mogul Ray Goff

November 16th, 2012
8:49 am

Pffftttt! I almost spit out my coffee I’m laughing so hard! What are these AJC reporters smoking? Same old thing every year as they puff up their metro Atlanta cupcakes. A couple of years ago, it was “Can Lassiter Be Stopped?” (actual headline). Well, 46-17 later we know what happened. Maybe they ought to dig Mason Hudson off the UGA bench and ask him how many TD passes he threw for Colquitt (2). Oh, my side hurts! The Pack rolls again tonight.

cat doc

November 16th, 2012
9:11 am

bigchiefscalpum

November 16th, 2012
9:23 am

Three years ago everybody in Region 1 said McEarchern couldn’t beat Lowndes in Powder Springs. We Scalp’em. Two years ago Region 1 said Indians couldn’t beat #1 Lowndes in the concrete palace but we Scalp um. Now We can’t beat Colquitt again. We got the knoves sharp!.. LOL
Wow high school football teams are traveling a day earlier. guess education means nothing. Fortunately game is played on the field and not in the hotel! I have a prediction for yall! The team that plays the best and scores the most points will win

Old Yeller

November 16th, 2012
9:26 am

Harris County is the sleeper in 5A.

Heisenberg

November 16th, 2012
9:33 am

Big joe, do you have that saved in a Word file somewhere so you can just copy/paste it every day? If not you may want to consider it.

Smug

November 16th, 2012
9:34 am

Propst is an idiot.

HS football fan

November 16th, 2012
9:38 am

You S Ga football fans have a great history to be proud of. That said; the past is the past & this is 2012. You guys haven’t proven anything this year just like everyone else. Good luck to all!

UGA Girl

November 16th, 2012
9:39 am

Let’s go Indians…LET’S GO!!!

Colquitt Fan

November 16th, 2012
9:47 am

Awe poor smug still crying.

Good luck tonight Pack

indians rule

November 16th, 2012
10:02 am

i 100% agree with above post,rush probst is an ego driven fool, hey buddy you are only a high school football coach,kids missing two days of school for a first round playoff game,what is this the NCAA of the NFL

bucfan

November 16th, 2012
10:22 am

Allatoona Bucs will beat Heritage-Conyers….you’ll see…

Colquitt Fan

November 16th, 2012
10:25 am

Lol, are you really upset about that? They left yesterday. They’ll only miss a half day more than the rest of the team. Im sure they left after school. He only takes the 2 deep. Amazing, now y’all dog rush for when they travel. This blog has become a joke. Sorry, the blog hasn’t, just the clowns on it

stooge

November 16th, 2012
10:39 am

The taking of the team a day early for distance trips such as this is a formula thats worked for him in the past. It allows for a more controlled environment of meetings and rest. Friday is an early release day for those who completed the required paperwork so players missed a small part of yesterday afternoon and half a day today. Those who did not go yesterday are leaving at 1:00 which is after the early release time of 12:30.

Tussy

November 16th, 2012
10:40 am

Three words for you, Big Chief — We ain’t Lowndes.
Lowndes can’t do squat if they can’t steal your plays.

Heisenberg

November 16th, 2012
10:41 am

I can see where a team traveling from one end of the state to another would want to come up and spend the night instead of getting off a bus after 3 plus hours and having your legs missing that extra bounce in their step. I am sure they have their class assignments with them.

But if they do not want to study in their rooms maybe the traveling players can buddy up with a player from the other team and spend a day at the host school. They could even attend the pep rally. What a hoot. Good times for all.

I do wonder though, who is paying the tab? Parents? Boosters? Gate receipts? TV?

GoBigBlue!

November 16th, 2012
10:46 am

Tonight will be a good game for certain. And when it comes to football, a good game is better than a blow out game! Especially when it’s colder than preferred outdoors! Go Indians!~

Colquitt Fan

November 16th, 2012
10:50 am

We have our touchdown club where money is made. Meals are sold, shirts, donations, any other way to bring it on like most other schools.

Golden Isles Fan

November 16th, 2012
10:54 am

GO CAMDEN COUNTY WILDCATS!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!

GoBlue

November 16th, 2012
11:29 am

It’s amazing how these predictions have already given the victories to region1 over region4. I guess there is no need to play the games. I guess all region4 teams should just forfeit and go to class. Give me a break. This is ridiculus. When Marietta beat Lowndes tonight is will be called an upset, but it won’t be an upset in our eyes. Our guys belong on the field and deserve just as much respect as anyone else. Keep pumping up region1 as unbeatable; let it go to the Lowndes’ players head and see what happens when you read your own news clippings too much and underestimate a team. When that happens, the ride will be long, but only in distance; not in emotion.

McCeachern, NC, and Marietta all have equal chances of beating region1 teams just as they have the chance to beat us. Hillgrove, although I am pulling for them, tend to start slow and that will not fly against Camden.

Now when the first three teams win tonight, it would great to see the the AJC predictors come back on a give as much praise and press to region4 as you do region1. #nuffsaid

yo

November 16th, 2012
11:32 am

GoBlue you shouldn’t bother reading the AJC in the morning. Enjoy your sleep in.

GoBlue

November 16th, 2012
11:39 am

@yo Unfortnately i’m out of the state right now and won’t get back in time to make the drive down to Lowndes, but I will be watching on the live stream. I will see all I need to see for myself. Then I will wake up and see what these great predictors have to say.

tigonian02

November 16th, 2012
12:23 pm

@GoBlue. As the predictors say “I TOLD YOU SO”, and moves on to the next round of playoffs WITHOUT Cobb county.

GoBlue

November 16th, 2012
12:31 pm

I can handle “I TOLD YOU SO”, but can others do the same.

down south fan

November 16th, 2012
2:14 pm

@ blue i agree thegame played on the field and ifeel everyone team is playing to win.their be alot crow eating before thanksgiving lol

down south fan

November 16th, 2012
2:17 pm

@lbig chief make sure the clock working ok lol

RAIDER FAN

November 16th, 2012
2:46 pm

@bucfan..you said the same thing about E.P. and look how that turned out. Just kidding, couldn’t resist. :-) Good luck to Allatoona and all the region 5 teams. Safe drives to all those who have to travel. I’m sure Clarke Central fans are already on the road, that’s a long drive as East fans know. Of course it will be a lot longer drive going home after their loss tonight. GO RAIDERS!!!!

AVikingFan

November 16th, 2012
3:09 pm

@Tussy — Ever been to a baseball game? Coaches steal other teams signals all the time. GHSA says there is no rule against it, and most teams do it to some degree. That’s why some coaches call plays with a clipboard in front of their mouth. But the fact remains, LOWNDES DID NOT STEAL COLQUITT’S PLAYS.

@OMacG — Have ya’ll fixed the score board clock yet? Will the refs know how to accurately count time outs? Beware of Propst. I don’t like him but man can the guy coach!

‘Bout time to head out to the CP and get ready for some football and Blue Devil stew. Good weather for it!

Parkview Pride

November 16th, 2012
3:20 pm

Propst may not be the most likable guy, but I have to admit the guy has gotten in everyone’s heads, and that’s worth a lot. Camden is one of the elite teams in the state, and they freak out whenever they play him. Conn over at Grayson, and now the guy at Lowndes, hire ex-coaches from his staff to steal plays, I guess because they fear him. And he knows how to work the refs. Look for Colquitt to go deep into the playoffs again this year.

region4fan

November 16th, 2012
3:30 pm

I understand that all Region 4 teams have decided to play tonight and not forfeit their games.

BigChiefscalpum

November 16th, 2012
3:44 pm

Uhhh Ohhh Down south you done stirred up the clock issue! LOL The GHSA works the clock and they keep the time on the field. Tussy you are right, you are not Lowndes! They betta than yall! And have been for many many moons! LOL! Good luck to everybody tonite and please dont take this stuff too personal…tomorrow will come! I’m whooping for my Indians. People drive safe out there and arrive home to your loved ones!

Colquitt Fan

November 16th, 2012
3:45 pm

Whether its cheating or not, doesn’t really matter anyways, you are foolish to think they weren’t stealing plays. It was never about cheating to Propst, it was all about ethics. Fact remains, buzz has been a part of Colquitts 3 out last 5 losses. Doesn’t matter though, we’re all past that mess, but it was still obvious what was going on. If you don’t see it or say it wasn’t, then you are just BSing. Rush will mix things up and be ready. Ever since that 4th quarter started against Valdosta, we’ve been on a tear

reggaeman

November 16th, 2012
3:55 pm

Lets do it region 1aaaaaa, lets get an clean sweep

Parkview Pride

November 16th, 2012
4:03 pm

“It was never about cheating to Propst, it was all about ethics.” Brother, I don’t think I’d have told that!

Grudging admiration for Propst, though. He’s like Steve Spurrier — everyone out there hates him, coaches and fans alike, but he tells it like it is and keeps winning.

Colquitt Fan

November 16th, 2012
4:17 pm

Why? He hasn’t done anything in Moultrie, not even close to anything. He cheated on his wife at Hoover, big deal. Have you disowned every you know that cheated on their spouses? He’s still with the woman he cheated with. And some reporter accused him of cheating, it was never proven. So what do you say he’s done?

BIG CHIEF WHOOPUM

November 16th, 2012
4:25 pm

WE READY, WE READY, WE READY 4 YAAAAA!!!!
GO BLUE!!!

yo

November 16th, 2012
4:28 pm

The reason Probst called the GHSA on Lowndes is because Lowndes “OWNS” him and he can’t stand it. He needed an excuse.

JAB

November 16th, 2012
4:42 pm

GO REGION 6AAAAA

bksmith14

November 16th, 2012
4:43 pm

we all know what happened in powder springs in 2010…biggest screw job in history. lowndes had a down year last year and it was all mceachern could do to pull it out. get the clock fixed while yall are at it if you havent already. maybe the refs want grant a phantom timeout again either. everyone knows the truth about 2010 ….even some mceachern fans know we got the short end of the stick.

mceachern has a good program….do year in and year out. but colquitt takes it tonight by 10

Fred

November 16th, 2012
4:56 pm

@Parkview Pride – Careful, your sour grapes are starting to shine! I don’t know about any of the others but Mickey Conn did not pay anyone much less Buzz for any plays from Colquitt, Scouting report, yep. Stealing plays, nope. In any event, good luck tonight! I hope the Panthers shine!

BIG CHIEF WHOOPUM

November 16th, 2012
4:58 pm

Hey bksmith14, STOP CRYING!!!!! already. Don’t know what ur talkin about , never happened. Whining is weak!!!

Camden1902

November 16th, 2012
5:07 pm

Good luck to all tonight. I predict a couple of surprises. All these teams are here because they deserve to be. That means ANY of them can win given any Friday night. We shall see!

BIG CHIEF WHOOPUM

November 16th, 2012
5:19 pm

Couldn’t agree with U more Camden1902, GOOD LUCK 2 ALL!!!(except Colquitt County) even Hillgrove. The dust will clear about 11:00 2nite and we’ll c whose still standing. No matter what happens the sun will rise in the mrng( LORD willing), and life goes on. I just hope I’ve got another week of INDIAN football 2 cheer 4. If not I’ll still love the game of FOOTBALL.

WILDHAWG2012

November 16th, 2012
5:22 pm

COLQUITT CO PACKERS STAND UP!!!!!!!! McEachern will be tough but we played Camden.Lovejoy,Lowndes.North Gwinnett,and Valdosta so we wont be scared at all.Game can go either way and should be a good one.To all the travelers from Moultrie and region 1 plse be careful and safe on your trip.Everyone enjoy the games and rep yo team. Good luck Pack!!!! Give em @#%