Regions 5 and 6 will find out which is better

Here are some of the stories to watch this weekend in the second round of the Class AAAAA playoffs:

*Bragging rights: Regions 5 and 6 were the only ones to go 3-1 in the first round of the playoffs, and they will go head to head in the second round with region pride on the line. This week’s games include Allatoona (R5) at M.L. King (R6), Stephenson (R6) at East Paulding (R5) and North Paulding (R5) at Tucker (R6). North Paulding, a fifth-year program in Dallas, pulled off the biggest upset of the first round when it rolled past Region 8 champion Flowery Branch 63-43.

*Hitting the road: Stephenson cleared a big hurdle last week when it won a first-round playoff game for just the second time in its last six tries. Now the Jaguars face the bigger challenger of winning a playoff game on the road when they travel to the Boneyard to face East Paulding. Stephenson has played 26 playoff games in its history, and 22 of them have been at Hallford Stadium, where the Jaguars are 14-12 in the postseason. The Jaguars are 0-4 in playoff games outside of DeKalb County.

*Under the radar: One team that hasn’t gotten a lot of attention in the postseason is Region 4 champion Whitewater, which hosts Glynn Academy in the second round. The Wildcats opened the season with a 41-3 loss to Class AAAAAA Coffee, but they have won 10 consecutive games since, including seven by 27 points or more. Whitewater beat Lee County 49-7 in the first-round, shutting down a Trojans team that averaged 45 points per game during the regular season and scored at least 31 in every game.

*Still rolling: Will Harris County’s magical ride continue? The Tigers started the season 0-4, but they responded with seven consecutive victories and have picked up the program’s first region title and first playoff victory along the way. Perhaps Harris County is peaking at the right time – its 17-point win over Northgate last week was the second-largest margin of victory during the winning streak. Harris County hosts Warner Robins in the second round.

*Looking ahead: Northside-Warner Robins and Tucker have been the top two programs in the second-largest classification in recent years, combining to win four of the past six state titles. Northside was the champion in 2006 and 2007, while Tucker won the title in 2008 and 2011. At least one of them won’t get a shot at it this year. A Tucker victory over North Paulding and a Northside win over Thomas County Central on Friday will bring the two powers together for a quarterfinal showdown in Warner Robins next week.

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Tiger4Life

November 20th, 2012
9:54 am

We Got This Here
Our Work Is Not Done
WE ARE TUCKER
Run With Us or Run From Us

JAB

November 20th, 2012
11:37 am

It’s going down AJC, Region 6AAAAA has the top 3 (CATS) MLK Lions, STEPHENSON Jaguars, TUCKER Tigers!! Everybody knows that a cat will claw a dog and make em run, that is what The JAGS are going to do to them Hounds…
;)

STEPHENSON JAGUARS from Region 6AAAAA
GROOOOOOWL!! FEEL OUR CLAWS & RESPECT OUR ROOAR…

billy bob

November 20th, 2012
11:39 am

region 5 will whip up on region 6,region 5 features well coached well disciplined teams while these teams in region 6 and i have seen many like them very athletic but undiscilined will lead to defeat

Slinger

November 20th, 2012
11:46 am

Whitewater lost to Coffee in the opener 41-3, not 21-14.

Reeze

November 20th, 2012
12:02 pm

Region 6 goes 2-1 ,MLK , Tucker and EP gets the W’s.

Reeze

November 20th, 2012
12:04 pm

Tiger4Life…..Wishing the Eagles and the Tigers well , hoping to see you at the MAC if all goes well for both of our teams.

JAB

November 20th, 2012
12:05 pm

@ Reeze Region 6 goes 3-0 MLK STEPHENSON and TUCKER… ;)

Stephenson (Jaguars)
GROOOOOOWL!!! FEEL OUR CLAWS & RESPECT OUR ROOOAR….

JAB

November 20th, 2012
12:10 pm

You guys can say what you want, but you don’t lead the state/nation in D1 signees that Stephenson has done for the past 3 years and either win or come in second in your region as Stephenson has done in it’s region, play up on the state’s highest classification and maintain playoff appearances and we move down and get’s no respect!!! Okay, I’m done until Friday night at EP will be there with my JAGS wearing my victory clothes…

Stephenson (Jaguars)
GROOOOOOWL!!! FEEL OUR CLAWS & RESPECT OUR ROOOAR….

Reeze

November 20th, 2012
12:18 pm

billy bob……How is it that predominately African American teams with African American coaches all seem to be “undisciplined”……. Coach Stevenson’s Tucker squads of 07 ,08 and 11 were some of the best ive seen., and the worst of all were Robert Davis’s Westside Seminoles.

rwdekalb

November 20th, 2012
12:19 pm

Will any of these playoff games be televised..Believe I will go to the boneyard to watch Jags. Tucker will be tough to beat at Adams stadium.

rwdekalb

November 20th, 2012
12:20 pm

Does anyone know if the starting quarterback will be back for MLK this week.

rwdekalb

November 20th, 2012
12:21 pm

@Reeze. Just wishful thinking by billy bob.

OMacG

November 20th, 2012
12:29 pm

JAB- I think most honest folks respect the number of D1 signees SHS has every year…I think they also respect your regular season success. But you glossed right over the reason no one respects the Jags in the playoffs. “Maintaining playoff appearances” does not mean a lick if you’re not WINNING playoff appearances…and as noted in the article, SHS won Round 1 last week for only the 2nd time in the past 6 tries.

If you don’t understand that reasoning, there’s really nothing anyone can say to make you see.

KeithMLKfan

November 20th, 2012
12:29 pm

@rwdekalb…I was told last week, the starting QB will be back, and # 33 RB will be back also……

EP "The Real" Raiders

November 20th, 2012
12:42 pm

I like the Stephenson (and Region 6)vposters’ fire and passion. It’s going to make the EP win all the sweeter, while they have a big breakfast of crow on Saturday morning.

dekalbcounty football

November 20th, 2012
12:46 pm

If MLK starting QB is not playing, Rivers has proven he is more than capable. Welcome news about #33, he is a QB bf as a blocker and a coach bf when you need the short yards to move the marker and a TD!

KeithMLKfan

November 20th, 2012
12:51 pm

@dekalbcounty foorball—- So true, Rivers has a rocket of a arm,he will be awesome next year…..

THE "CANNON RULES"!!

November 20th, 2012
12:53 pm

COUNTDOWN CLOCK is ticking down—>..EAST vs. STEPHENSON in “THE BONEYARD”!!

.Yeah they got FIRE and PASSION and D1 prospects and signees but this week they find out…

IT’S JUST DIFFERENT WHEN YOU COME EAST!!! UNDEFEATED at 11 / 0 for a REASON!!

TICK…TICK…TICK…BOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOM!!!
GO RAIDERS!!! UNBEATEN!!…UNDEFEATED!!!…11 / 0!!!
2012 REGION 5 AAAAA CHAMPIONS!…ON TO ROUND 2
STEPHENSON “JAGS” in “THE BONEYARD”!!!
and then THE DOME!!!!

5AReg6Fan

November 20th, 2012
1:04 pm

Also, I would mention that region 6 was minutes away from SWEEPING region 7 and two very good teams could not get into the playoffs. With that being said, region 6 sends region 5 into full blown basketball season. MLK and Tucker move on, Stephenson will remove the monkey off its playoff back and put a “W” in its win column for road playoffs.

LIONS, JAGURS, TIGERS, it’s time to GROOOOWWWWLLL!!!!

@Reeze – Excellent points made @ billy bob. Again, we hear from narrow minded and outdated posters, it’s a shame but they still live in the past. Also, I would add the 2010 Tucker team who lost 20-19 to Starr Mills in the semi-final round. In this classification, since the mid 2000’s, just as the article mention, if you want to be the State Champion, you MUST come thru both Tucker and NSWR. (Period) Both of these PROGRAMS average 14 games a year.

@bill bob – What happen to Westside in 2008, when the Tigers traveled to, at that time, #1 Westside? Let me refresh your memory – a 31-20 Tucker beat down of the Seminoles on their way to becoming the 2008 State Champs.

If anyone finds out if any of these games will be streamed, let me know … will be out of town visiting relatives – Thanks.

“WE ARE TUCKER” – ANOTHER SWEET SIXTEEN PLAYOFF APPEARANCE

REGION 6, the best in GA 2012 5A Football……

Graydog

November 20th, 2012
1:11 pm

There are teams with serious gaps in their team discipline. I have seen a team threaten the officials when they began to lose.It is unfortunate.

KeithMLKfan

November 20th, 2012
1:12 pm

@5AReg6Fan,—Check out ghsa.net, they list the games the games they will be streaming this weekend….

5AReg6Fan

November 20th, 2012
1:17 pm

Not to get ahead of things, but the Stars maybe lining up again for ANOTHER Tiger/Eagle explosion. Round 2 appears that Tucker has a little easier road than NSWR. TCC well be formable opponent. I’m cheering for a Eagles victory, for the Nov 30th showdown at the famous MAC stadium … Tucker has pretty good results in middle GA. If you want to be the BEST then you must beat the BEST.

“WE ARE TUCKER” – ANOTHER SWEET SIXTEEN PLAYOFF APPEARANCE

REGION 6, the best in GA 2012 5A Football……

5AReg6Fan

November 20th, 2012
1:24 pm

@KeithMLKfan – Thanks for the heads up on the games … will check on the site. Good Luck to your Lions and they have Region 6 and DeKalb’s back. Stephenson and Tucker, on the other side of the bracket, are prepared to make this a ALL DeKalb Championship.

“WE ARE TUCKER” – ANOTHER SWEET SIXTEEN PLAYOFF APPEARANCE

REGION 6, the best in GA 2012 5A Football……

5AReg6Fan

November 20th, 2012
1:50 pm

@CANNON – make sure you and the EAST fans take care of their halftime needs, before the 2nd quarter ends … don’t want to miss the Stephenson band – The Band with the “S” on their chest. We in region 6 are use to this process, all our bands are something to witness. Jags to silence the CANNON for this 2012 football season. (LOL)

LET THE CHEST BEATING BEGIN!!!!

“WE ARE TUCKER” – ANOTHER SWEET SIXTEEN PLAYOFF APPEARANCE

REGION 6, the best in GA 2012 5A Football……

MIGHTY LION KING

November 20th, 2012
1:50 pm

Well…. looks like another wk of sweeping for 6-5A!! Man I cant wait to see what Alatoona has to offer in the lion’s den..Tucker has a easy run this wk.. Stephenson has the most exciting game this wk..Wish I could attend..but I will be at the KING game right next to the band like always gettin pumped and crunk up wit the band while the LIONS put on a bashing..MLK ALL DAY the best from the best..

IF YOU CANT BEAT US, JOIN US !!

LION NATION / THE DOMINATION!!!

THE "CANNON RULES"!!

November 20th, 2012
2:04 pm

@ 5AReg6Fan…

YES…Looking forward to seeing the band, the only negative I heard about last week was that the STEPHENSON band was very rude to the POPE band by taking ALL the time during half time and not allowing the POPE band to also perform!

See if they can add “BACK IN BLACK / AC-DC” to their repertoire’(you’ll understand once you get to “THE BONEYARD”)…it would be something ya’ll could play as you leave for the LOOOOOOOOOOOOOOONG ride home!

IT’s JUST DIFFERENT WHEN YOU COME EAST!!

TICK…TICK…TICK…BOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOM!!!
GO RAIDERS!!! UNBEATEN!!…UNDEFEATED!!!…11 / 0!!!
2012 REGION 5 AAAAA CHAMPIONS!…ON TO ROUND 2
STEPHENSON “JAGS” in “THE BONEYARD”!!!
and then THE 2012 “ON TO THE DOME” CONTINUES!!!!

Reeze

November 20th, 2012
2:12 pm

I think you Region 6 guys are taking Region 5 a little to lightly……EP is pretty good , they’ll hang 400 plus yards on the Jags Defense……North Paulding put up 63 on FB , The Branch yes maybe one of the worst defenses in AAAAA , but still 63….I don’t know their offense , If they can throw the ball it might get intresting for the Tigers………MLK walks over Toona….Still I think 2-1 ,Region 6.

JAB

November 20th, 2012
2:23 pm

@ OMacG, are you S______? What do you mean(“Maintaining playoff appearances”) this is our first year in AAAAA and we are still a top ten team, came in 2nd place in our region and already won our 1st playoff game! That’s enough to show that we have already made a statement in AAAAA; Damn! Just Damn.. Lol., Some of you guys are plain ole S______, Lol., Why don’t we just keep it to the trash talk because if Stephenson wasn’t a “POWERHOUSE” they wouldn’t be ranked year in and year out and constantly making the playoff every year!

Stephenson (Jaguars)
GROOOOOOWL!!! FEEL OUR CLAWS & RESPECT OUR ROOOAR….

JAB

November 20th, 2012
2:25 pm

Region 6AAAAA 3 – 0 against Region 5AAAAA, LET THE GAMES BEGIN!!!

Stephenson (Jaguars)
GROOOOOOWL!!! FEEL OUR CLAWS & RESPECT OUR ROOOAR….

JAB

November 20th, 2012
2:28 pm

GUYS I WORK FROM HOME SO I’M ALWAYS ALERT TO THESE POST! KEEP EM COMING!!

;)

Stephenson (Jaguars)
GROOOOOOWL!!! FEEL OUR CLAWS & RESPECT OUR ROOOAR….

OMacG

November 20th, 2012
2:40 pm

JAB- you’re the one who brought up the phrase “maintaining playoff appearances.” Then you questioned why SHS doesn’t get respect. I told you my opinion of why you don’t get respect when it comes to playoffs: the Jags lost in round one 4 of the past 6 years. Simply making the playoffs every single season is not enough for folks to begin believing the Jags are the team to beat…”powerhouses” earn that name in the playoffs, not the regular season games and rankings.

And why you cussin’ me? You write plenty well enough to not need all of that.

Dboy Scott

November 20th, 2012
4:07 pm

@Jab Plus Stephenson wasnt even ranked in the final regular season top 10. Stephenson has done nothing yet. Prove it in the playoffs and then yall may get some respect but until then yall are the Rodney Dangerfield of High School Football. LOL

THE "CANNON RULES"!!

November 20th, 2012
4:54 pm

@ Reeze…

NORTH’s issue is with their “D”…we went to their ALLATOONA / NORTH game and ALLATOONA put 56 points up against them, ROME scored 57 BUT they win with their OFFENSE…this team LOVES to get into a shoot-out! They put up over 40 pts in 3 games, 50+ in two games and then 63! last week in the PLAYOFF game…Go figure this team! EAST held them to their lowest points all year 17.

If TUCKER overlooks this team any at all or a break here or there and NORTH wins this game! I saw some of their players at the FALCONS game Sunday and they were FIRED UP!

IT’s JUST DIFFERENT WHEN YOU COME EAST!!

TICK…TICK…TICK…BOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOM!!!
GO RAIDERS!!! UNBEATEN!!…UNDEFEATED!!!…11 / 0!!!
2012 REGION 5 AAAAA CHAMPIONS!…ON TO ROUND 2
STEPHENSON “JAGS” in “THE BONEYARD”!!!
and then THE 2012 “ON TO THE DOME” CONTINUES!!!!

bucnation2011

November 20th, 2012
5:01 pm

ALLATOONA WON’T BE A CAKE WALK FOR MLK..VERY WELL COACHED TEAM!! JUST ASK BURKE COUNTY FANS FROM PLAYOFFS 2011….

HeadEast

November 20th, 2012
5:03 pm

I was surprised to see Maxwell had EP by 17 and the most likely semi as EP – Northside, followed by Kell – MLK on the other side. I mean we didn’t exactly dominate a 5-5 Clarke Central team.
Now that our off game is out of the way it should be more like EP by 27!!
Glad you’re bringing the band because the game will be over by the halftime show.
EAST 38 JAGS 10
GO EAST! GO RAIDERS!!
HERE COMES THE BOOM!!!

JAB

November 20th, 2012
5:17 pm

@ OMacG, Like I said Stephenson has already made it’s presence known this year by winning the #2 spot in the powerful region 6AAAAA and winning in the 1st round. I’m not going to even comment on this Dboy Scott, he got some issues Lol., Stephenson will be ready with a lot to prove; I promise you this one thing that the JAGS will come out on top and silence your little cannon… I hope you guys got good concession cause I’m gonna get their early with my JAGS tail gating party, by the way did you all know that Stephenson has one of the biggest tailgate party in the state.. We will bring a loud crowd and WE WILL WIN*** YOU HEARD ME!! And You Know This MAN… ;)

Stephenson (Jaguars)
GROOOOOOWL!!! FEEL OUR CLAWS & RESPECT OUR ROOOAR….

JAB

November 20th, 2012
5:29 pm

Facts about the (STEPHENSON JAGUAR) The jaguar has an exceptionally powerful bite, even relative to the other big cats, The jaguar is a compact and well-muscled animal. Like the other big cats, the jaguar is capable of roaring[45][46] and does so to warn territorial and mating competitors away (all these are facts that comes from Wikipedia)

Facts about East Paulding (GREYHOUND) The Greyhound is a breed of sighthound that has been primarily bred for coursing game and racing, which has also recently[when?] seen a resurgence in its popularity as a pedigree show dog and family pet.

AND THE JAGUARS ARE GOING TO RACE YALL OUT OF YOUR OWN STADIUM!!! THERE YOU HAVE IT LOL., ;)

Stephenson (Jaguars)
GROOOOOOWL!!! FEEL OUR CLAWS & RESPECT OUR ROOOAR….

JAB

November 20th, 2012
5:40 pm

Oops I’m sorry you guys are not the hounds, we had them for luch last week; you are the Lowly Raider’s, just like Oakland.. Lol., same ole stroy!! A Raider – 1. A surprise attack by a small armed force.
2. A sudden forcible entry into a place by police: a raid on a gambling den.
3. An entrance into another’s territory for the purpose of seizing goods or valuables.
4. A predatory operation mounted against a competitor, especially an attempt to lure away the personnel or membership of a competing organization.
MAN YOU GUYS ARE IN WORST SHAPE THAN THE GREYHOUNDS, LOL.,

Stephenson (Jaguars)
GROOOOOOWL!!! FEEL OUR CLAWS & RESPECT OUR ROOOAR….

TItletown USA

November 20th, 2012
5:42 pm

JAB…you are hilarious and for your sake, I hope Stephenson finally wins one.

JAB

November 20th, 2012
5:53 pm

@ Titletown USA where were you we won last week 31 – 11 over Pope…

Bigdawg1989

November 20th, 2012
6:00 pm

@JAB – LOL!!!! I can’t believe you are breaking out the dictionary!

You are correct about one thing, there will be an attack Friday night by the RAIDERS on the Jaguars…but it won’t be a surprise!!!! Make sure your boys “strap it up” tight…were bringing the BOOM!!!!

Go EAST!!!!!

JAB

November 20th, 2012
6:10 pm

@ What you guys got to realize that this is AAAAA the state’s second largest school, ask AJC and they will tell you that; the quality of ball teams are a lot less weaker in AAAAA than AAAAAA IN AAAAA you have Tucker, NSWR, Gainesville, Rome, TCC, Warner Robins, Clarke Central & SWD (THey all have won a state championship. In AAAAAA you have Grayson, Parkview, Marrietta, Brookwood, Valdosta, Lowndes, Camden County, Roswell, Pechtree Ridge, Chattaoochee, Colquit County. Enough said…

Stephenson (Jaguars)
GROOOOOOWL!!! FEEL OUR CLAWS & RESPECT OUR ROOOAR….

dboy scott

November 20th, 2012
6:12 pm

@Jab I going for Yall against the Paulding Co School. Let’s show them which Co plays the better football!

uncleJunior

November 20th, 2012
6:32 pm

@jab . . . . . are you going to the “JUNKYARD” to see the game???????

KeithMLKfan

November 20th, 2012
6:45 pm

@ MIGHTY LION KING< I too will be at Fridays game sitting behind the band,,,Look me up,, I wont be hard to spot,lol

King Of Diamonds

November 20th, 2012
6:49 pm

I must admit yes Stephenson hasn’t done much since the early 2000′’s & when we did have those great players on the field. I totally agree with you all. But this is a new alignment, new region, & new playoffs that Stephenson is in. Let’s see how this plays out this year & the next few years. I have a good feeling about this team & game this week. Don’t be surprised if EP is shout down. I am just saying it is braggin rights on the line for both regions 5 & 6.
@JAB keep up the great comments. I enjoy how the posters go back & fourth. After this week I believe it will be pretty quite in the blog room. I think this is the last week region 5 will be in the playoffs. Region 6 gets a clean sweep

High 5

November 20th, 2012
7:46 pm

The EP/Stephenson game is a tough one to call. The only way you can dominate the Jags is with a potent passing game. EP with try to ram it down the Jags D and that will keep them (Jags) in the game. Tucker tried it and lost. Miller Grove has a decent passing game and beat the Jags. Last I checked EP does not have a potent passing attack and that bodes well for the Jags. If EP can pass well they may be able to handle the Jags but if not, it will go down to the wire! Should be a good one though!

JAB

November 20th, 2012
8:00 pm

@ dboy scott,now you talking, forget the regular season because now we’ll one big county (Region 6AAAAA) going against these others guys to the state. We wont be against each other again until Stephenson meets Tucker in the final 4… ;)

Stephenson (Jaguars)
GROOOOOOWL!!! FEEL OUR CLAWS & RESPECT OUR ROOOAR….

JAB

November 20th, 2012
8:04 pm

@ High 5, finally there are somebody on here who knows Stephenson football this year., But I believe that the coaches are going to have them boys fire up and ready to guard against the pass, they have something to prove this Friday! Good looking out bro., :)

Stephenson (Jaguars)
GROOOOOOWL!!! FEEL OUR CLAWS & RESPECT OUR ROOOAR….

JAB

November 20th, 2012
8:06 pm

@ King of the Diamonds man you’re right. I see you at the dome man!!! “ALL DEKALB COUNTY STATE CHAMPIONSHIP, shhhhhh (TUCKER/STEPHENSON) AT THE DOME Lol., ;)

Stephenson (Jaguars)
GROOOOOOWL!!! FEEL OUR CLAWS & RESPECT OUR ROOOAR….