Region 6 goes 2-1 in showdon with Region 5 (but both regions’ champions lose)

Here’s a look at some of the biggest stories from the second round in Class AAAAA on Friday:

*Advantage, Region 6: The two regions that were 3-1 in the first round went head to head on Friday, with Region 6 taking two of the three games against Region 5. The region champions lost to the second-place teams as Allatoona (Region 5 #2) beat M.L. King (Region 6 #1) and Stephenson (Region 6 #2) shut down East Paulding (Region 5 #1). Region 6’s other victory came from Tucker, the 2011 Class AAAA champion, which beat playoff newcomer North Paulding 40-21.

*Four region champs remain: M.L. King and East Paulding weren’t the only region champions that failed to make it to the final eight. Region 7 champion Kell, the only team from the region to survive the first round, lost to Gainesville 61-42 on Friday. Kell lost in the second round for the second consecutive season. Region 8 champion Flowery Branch was knocked out in the first round by North Paulding. Harris County, Northside-Warner Robins, Ware County and Whitewater are the remaining region champs.

*The new guys: Harris County collected its first playoff victory in the 57-year history of the program when it beat Northgate in the first round. On Friday, the Tigers continued their journey into the unknown when they beat Warner Robins 31-21 to reach the quarterfinals for the first time. Esaias Chapman rushed for 181 yards and three touchdowns on 30 carries, according to the Columbus Ledger-Enquirer. Harris County, which led 31-7 in the fourth quarter, started the season 0-4 but has won eight consecutive games.

*Performances worth noting: Gainesville quarterback Deshaun Watson accounted for eight touchdowns in the victory over Kell. He passed for 230 yards and three TDs and rushed for 163 yards and five scores, according to the Gainesville Times. … East Paulding’s Miles Hemphill kicked field goals of 61 and 47 yards in the loss to Stephenson. … Allatoona’s Jeremy Uzee threw a 38-yard touchdown pass to Clarence Soleberry with 1:37 remaining and Nathan Shaw kicked the game-winning extra point in the Bucs’ 20-19 victory over M.L. King.

*Looking ahead: Tucker will travel to Northside-Warner Robins next weekend for a rematch of last year’s semifinal game, won by Tucker 17-16. Northside led that game 16-10 and was about to go in for another score with less than five minutes to play, but Tucker’s Justin Rivers returned a fumble 100 yards for the game-winning touchdown. Tucker beat Lovejoy the next weekend to win the Class AAAA championship. The teams also met in the 2007 semifinals, with Northside rallying for a 31-28 win on its way to the state title.

Here are the third-round games:

Tucker (10-2) at Northside-Warner Robins (12-0)

Stephenson (9-2) at Ware County (11-1)

Gainesville (9-3) at Harris County (8-4)

Allatoona (11-1) at Whitewater (11-1)

158 comments Add your comment

John

November 24th, 2012
9:45 am

Deshaun Watson is the best player in the state.

XtraSmedium

November 24th, 2012
9:47 am

Tucker is going up against a tough team this week. However, before Northside fans start talking too much trash, take a look at the way it’s been going so far. I’m just saying it could go either way. WE ARE TUCKER!!!!!

JAB

November 24th, 2012
10:12 am

It’s time for (ALL) of the “HATERS” to leave the blog***** Stephenson has proven itself…
Brookwood High School did it 2 years ago (Won the State Championship)after a 2 loss and unranked regular season!!!

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

Honest Fan

November 24th, 2012
10:13 am

Im just happy I don’t have to here all that TICK TICK TICK BOOM BOOM anymore. They got waxed last night.

Reeze

November 24th, 2012
10:23 am

XtraSmedium………No trash talk here … We are eagarly awaiting a formidable opponent …….The last 2 meetings should tell you that this will be hard fought by both , but really anyones to win

Reeze

November 24th, 2012
10:25 am

Jab……..We believe in the Jags now, Congrats to the Jags on a big win….I was one of the Jags biggest doubters, Welcome to the Club.

Longhorn nation

November 24th, 2012
10:39 am

I have to back that up Deshane is the most complete QB I have seen very physical and very athletic o yea he can throw very well un like ours good luck RED ELEPHANTS

QueHefner208

November 24th, 2012
10:51 am

No love for Harris County in here?! Y’all come down 85S to 185S next Friday night to check ‘em out. It’s not going to be a cake walk trying to stop the Clemson commit in Watson, not by any stretch of the imagination, but he will well out of his territory in the Piedmont region of GA, about 140 miles or so from home, in Hamilton, GA (population 307 – 2000 census). Should be a good one!

JAB

November 24th, 2012
10:51 am

I have the most respect for NSWR and Tucker tigers, both have won state championships, however I would luv for Tucker to pull this one out, so that another showdown with a much improve JAG defense and offense attack!!
It’s time for (ALL) of the “HATERS” to leave the blog***** Stephenson has proven itself…
Brookwood High School did it 2 years ago (Won the State Championship)after a 2 loss and unranked regular season!!!

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

JAB

November 24th, 2012
10:53 am

@ Cannon rules, you are not grounded anymore come on out and play!!

It’s time for (ALL) of the “HATERS” to leave the blog***** Stephenson has proven itself…
Brookwood High School did it 2 years ago (Won the State Championship)after a 2 loss and unranked regular season!!!

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

HarrisCoTiger34

November 24th, 2012
11:14 am

Quehefner208…. I agree with you . Harris County is getting no love. I’m a former HC football player and I just can’t belive that HC is not being recognized for what they’ve done so far this season.. We have been down for so long and it finally looks like a good program is being build down here. I wish my HC Tigers all the best. Reguardless of what happens in the quarterfinals I’m proud of them. Remember the Tigers!

King Of Diamonds

November 24th, 2012
11:34 am

I think its a good sign that the Jags made it to the elite 8. Only looking forward

COWBELLMAN

November 24th, 2012
11:35 am

Alright folks, Im here to eat all the crow that Im rightfully served. I said all week that Stephenson had to run the ball and stop the run and they did just that in the second half. It was 7-6 going in at halftime after east booted a 61 yd fg to get within one point. But in the second half it was Stephenson who made the right adjustments and were able to take it to the Raiders. Great season by the Raiders. Good luck to the Jags the rest of the way. If you guys keep playing at the level you all played last night you will go deep.

JAB

November 24th, 2012
12:21 pm

JUST A NOTE TO LET YOU (ALL) KNOW WHAT I (JAB) IS DOING!! *****
Stephenson (Jaguars)
GROOOOOOWL!!! FEEL OUR CLAWS & RESPECT OUR ROOOAR

I have six O’s in (groooooowl); O’s representing region 6AAAAAA, after each victory in roar, I will add another “O” denoting playoffs victories. “Going for victory #3″ Because I’m an optimist I have already given their 3rd victory… :)

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

JAB

November 24th, 2012
2:03 pm

@ Thanks to all of the EP fans but it’s time to say goodbye Raiders & hello Gators…

TO ALL THE GATORS IN SWAMPVILLE: I peep your schedule & you didn’t play anybody, your lost came to the worst team in AAAAAA (Coffee Co.), you play in the weakest region in AAAAA, at least EP did have some legit reason to be there, we were underdogs according to AJC, but I don’t think so this coming week. We’ve beaten you twice on your own field, so chiiiiilll out, we will come in quietly next week and beat you handily and prepare for our showdown with eithe Tucker or NSWR. Again shhhhhhhh..:)

@ AGAIN CONGRATULATIONS TO THE STEPHENSON FAMILY & 6AAAAA (THE SEC OF HS FOOTBALL REGION).

IT IS 4 1/2 HRS DRIVE TO WARE COUNTY HIGH, ANY STEPHENSON / REGION 6(5A) BLOGGERS WANT TO CARPOOL!!!

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

Enuff!

November 24th, 2012
2:16 pm

Where is the Cannon today? The silence is deafening!
No more TICK TICK BOOM!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!
This guy was telling us this when Kell ousted them back in 2010,then failed to make to the Dome in 2011, and here he was rattling his mouth again 2012!
ENUF!!!!!

TJ Morris

November 24th, 2012
2:29 pm

Northside is going 2 destroy tucker yall gon see. Go eagles

The truth...

November 24th, 2012
2:40 pm

I want to wish Stephenson high school and Tucker high school both good luck. I know for a fact that one of these teams will be the state champions this year. I know kids on both teams who are very good players for both teams. I’ve watched a lot of these kids grow up playing football since they were ten years old. A lot of these kids come from the home of Central Dekalb Jaguar youth park. Everyone pay attention to the freshman/sophomore class of both of these teams.

itsonlywrite

November 24th, 2012
2:45 pm

@Longhorn nation great game last night… you guys definitely have alot of speed on yall team…

#ELEPHANTNATION

jag count

November 24th, 2012
4:28 pm

eat eat eat eat eat eat eat eat eat eat eat eat

eaglepride

November 24th, 2012
5:04 pm

Tucker going down! The Mac will be rocking! Lets Go Northside Eagles!!! Oh yeah 10-0 and ranked #1 in state that’s Big Blue!

BcS2010

November 24th, 2012
5:24 pm

Tucker should win because there to fast for NSWR!! This is the 1st real defense NSWR will face this season!!

Dylan

November 24th, 2012
5:33 pm

I’m still shocked Stephenson made it this far! They have looked great throughout the playoffs thus far. Them losing earlier in the regular season really must have motivated them, because alot of the problems I saw with stephenson when they played MLK/Miller Grove have been corrected.

itsonlywrite

November 24th, 2012
5:43 pm

the Tucker and NSWR game should be epic. This will be the first complete team that NSWR has faced this season. After seeing NSWR against Flowery Branch, they didnt really look dominate. They looked good and they did their job, but its easy to blow out a team that really doesnt have an offense and keeps gettin “3 and outs.” like I said, this should be a GOOD game… cant wait

K-man

November 24th, 2012
5:58 pm

I`m shocked…..Stephenson has actually won two play-off games….I`m on the floor! For the last five or six years…..this team has ALWAYS loss in the first round…..now they are going to the third round…CONGRATULATIONS! I have been very hard on you lately and through the years past …..but you are proving me dead wrong this time. This is what I`m talking about……representing your area You are doing a fine job…..I`ll give credit where it`s do Keep it up!

BullEagle15

November 24th, 2012
6:46 pm

You people are idoits if you think Tucker is to fast for Northside. Or is gonna beat Northside better yet. We ARE the best team in AAAAA and we were the best team in AAAA last year too. I would hate to be a Tucker Tiger next friday cause we have some Unfinished business you got outta the Mac with a W off of a Fumble. Your gonna have to actually Earn this one. Our Offense is better than last years. Basically the same Defense that had Tucker moving back all second half. Tucker is Scared and should be

Tiger4Life

November 24th, 2012
6:51 pm

One two, Tucker’s coming for you 0_0

Three four, Northside doesn’t want anymore 0_0

Five six, Tucker carries a BiG stick 0_0

Seven eight, Northside defense will break 0_0

Nine ten, TUCKER WINS again :-D

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

blu eagle

November 24th, 2012
7:05 pm

Do not count them chickens yet, it is gonna be a barn burner, Tucker is dangerous no doubt. NSWR is pretty solid though so we will see don’t wanna eat no crow so we take care of it on the field of play Go you hairy hairy Eagles!

BullEagle15

November 24th, 2012
7:30 pm

TUCKER DON’T WANT NONE OF THIS. There season ends Friday! Better luck next year

kell man

November 24th, 2012
8:27 pm

That Gainesville quarterback is best I have seen in these parts. We had no answers for him.

rwdekalb

November 24th, 2012
9:16 pm

@kell man. Must have been an incredible game to watch from a fans point of view based on the offensive display from both teams. Does Gainsville have a good running game or are they mostly pads oriented.

JAB

November 24th, 2012
10:15 pm

@ Tiger4Life, I like that man! got to make up one for Stephenson hum!!!

Hickory Dickory Doc, the Jags went down to da swamp.
The Jags score big and the Gators renigged
Hickory Dickory Doc…. :)

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

5AReg6Fan

November 24th, 2012
10:25 pm

First, congrates to the 8 that will make up this year’s 2012 ELITE 8 class (Harris County/reg1, NSWR/reg2, Ware County/reg3, Whitewater/reg4, Allatoona/reg5, Gainesville/reg8, and last and not least the Jaguars of Stephenson & the Tigers of Tucker from mighty Region 6).

Hi-five to our region brothers – Stephenson. A total domination applied to region 5 champs East Paulding. The cannon has been silence for another year, early that their fans expected. Basketball starts Monday for the Raiders and the Wolfpack of North Paulding. Unfortunately, they will see region 6 again and 5A basketball is OWNED by DeKalb. People, Stephenson is for real and ready to prove the monkey is of the back of the jaguars. This year’s jag team has been battled tested and ready to make a statement.

WOW, the stars have align for the another showdown between 5A elite PROGRAMS TUCKER & NSWR @ The famous MAC stadium. Which team brakes the series tie, will history repeat itself and the winner become the State Champs, will this game provide the fans excitement as the previous match up? The answers will be provided on 30th of November. Eagle fans, Tucker accepts your invitation and if you want the CHAMPIONSHIP, you will need to beat the CHAMPS. Remember, the Tigers have done WELL in mid GA and will be NSWR first test of the 2012 season. The Eagles will have to play all 4 qts. No more CUPCAKES … This is the game of the week, possible the year for 5A football.

“WE ARE TUCKER” – ANOTHER ELITE PLAYOFF APPEARANCE

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

JAB

November 24th, 2012
10:33 pm

Hickory Dickory Doc, the Jags went down to da swamp.
The Jags score big and the Gators renigged
Hickory Dickory Doc….

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

JAB

November 24th, 2012
10:37 pm

@ 5AReg6Fan, you are going to make it tuff for us to trash talk about each other after next man!!! Anyway do your thing on this end TUCKER TIGERS and we STEPHENSON will do our thing on the other end!!!

Hickory Dickory Doc, the Jags went down to da swamp.
The Jags score big and the Gators renigged
Hickory Dickory Doc….

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

blu eagle

November 24th, 2012
10:46 pm

Sorry everybody but the state championship will be decided in W. robins at the Mac between Tucker and NSWR! Whoever wins that one will win it all no doubt BABY!

5AReg6Fan

November 24th, 2012
10:52 pm

@eaglepride, @BullEagle15 – This will be the first real test for your Eagles. None of this crap about gifts, what could have been, we was better than Tucker. Tiger Nation will be in FULL effect at the Mac and you will be facing one of the best from the best region in 5A HS football. Tigers do not run and hide, Tigers attack their prey and this Friday, Tigers will be festing on birds.

“WE ARE TUCKER” – ANOTHER ELITE PLAYOFF APPEARANCE

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

5AReg6Fan

November 24th, 2012
11:12 pm

@JAB – Yep had to let the other posters know, where the real 5A football lives. Again congrates to your Jags in making believes out of the doubters. Can this be another showdown between my Tigers and your Jaguars? Stephenson takes care of Ware and Tucker takes care of NSWR then you and I are on the opposite of the fence again. Tigers will be looking for revenge. But one thing will be certain; Region 6/DeKalb will have a team in the BIG show at the dome. (LOL)

WE ARE TUCKER” – ANOTHER ELITE PLAYOFF APPEARANCE

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

jag count

November 25th, 2012
4:54 am

eat eat eat eat eat eat eat eat eat

BcS2010

November 25th, 2012
6:41 am

Nswr fans shut up about the fumble!! give tucker credit when’s it due..dam it’s getting annoying lol we won y’all lost get over it. You don’t see tucker fans talking about how we had y’all 28-7 in 2007 and y’all came back because our defense was cramping up and we had jv players covering y’all receivers… Wats done is done. Friday night let your play do the talking lol #NSWR vs Tucker best rivalry in High School football!!

Reeze

November 25th, 2012
6:55 am

@5AReg6Fan……Both your remaining region 6 teams have ot get pass the Eagles……With this Eagle team it won’t happen……The Eagles hadn’t played anyone you say? ,No not many great defenses , but a few offenses that neither team in your region could shut down You guys have played regions 5 and 7 , now you know ……Now you come south , and you know what I am talking about.

Monroe's First Redcoat

November 25th, 2012
10:05 am

FWIW, AAAAA has by far the best quarterfinal matchups of any classification. Almost any of this week’s games ought to be played in the Dome in December.

Quarterfinal Predictions:

Gainesville over Harris County. The final score depends on when Deshaun Warson gets tired.. Sorry, Harris folks, but the Elephants keep rolling along…again.
NSWR over Tucker in a tight one. In the immortal words of the American Dream Dusty Rhodes, “Payback is hell, daddy!”
Ware over Stephenson. Once again, the Jaguars are done before December.
Whitewater over Alatoona in a blind coin toss. Ought to be as good a game as any in Georgia this Friday.

Y’all jump on in here any time….

Monroe's First Redcoat

November 25th, 2012
10:06 am

WATSON. WATSON, WATSON, WATSON….geez, where’s spellcheck when you really, really need it?

@JAB

November 25th, 2012
10:15 am

…just remember when the Jags still played in the highest classification schools like Camden also played in the weakest of all regions …& always seemed to you to play the weakest of schedules :D

NSWR DAD

November 25th, 2012
11:04 am

Region 6 is the SEC of highschool football that is true tough Region buttttttt Tucker is coming down to the MAC and playing a team that is also has the speed and skill set of those schools from Region 6. And you guys are right we will have to play 4 Qts this game and that’s a good thing cause Tucker is a good team I stay in Atlanta but my son plays for Northside so I watch all the teams play from Region 6 cause I knew all roads were coming thru Region 6 to get that Championship this year and we would like it no other way. All the talk about who we play and this and that comes to a end Friday and trust me “Aint got no worries” about last year defeat cause this is a new year and everybody is looking up at NORTHSIDE so come see how we ROLL at the MAC…

BIGBLUE2

November 25th, 2012
11:36 am

@,,BcS2010 ..Tucker to fast for THE NORTHSIDE EAGLES ..Please NORTHIDE b***h slaped Tucker on defense last year and NORTHSIDE ran Tucker over…Get Real!!!!!….LET’S GO BIG BLUE….

Tiger4Life

November 25th, 2012
11:56 am

I’m gonna have one hell of a weekend…. I have tickets the the Saints v. Falcons Thursday night then down to the MAC on Friday to watch Tigers tangle with the Eagles and on Saturday I will be back at the Dome for Alabama v. UGA

JAB

November 25th, 2012
11:56 am

Let me get this straight! I have the upmost respect for NSWR & TUCKER, they are true powerhouse’s, they both have proven themselves by winning state championships. I’m pulling for Tucker to pull this one out for a showdown with the Jags the following week for a trip to the Dome…

(WARE CO. IT’S OWN FRIDAY NIGHT IN SWAMPVILLE)

Hickory Dickory Doc, the Jags went down to da swamp.
The Jags score big and the Gators renigged
Hickory Dickory Doc….

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

JAB

November 25th, 2012
12:00 pm

@ blu eagle, NOT LOOKING PAST WARE CO. BUT WHAT YOU REALLY WANT TO SAY IS THAT THE WINNER OF YOUR GAME WILL BE PLAYING THE EVENTUAL 2012 ..STATE…AAAAA….HS FOOTBALL….CHAMPS…..STEPHENSON…..JAAAAAAAAAGUARSSSSSSS*****

(WARE CO. IT’S OWN FRIDAY NIGHT IN SWAMPVILLE)

Hickory Dickory Doc, the Jags went down to da swamp.
The Jags score big and the Gators renigged
Hickory Dickory Doc….

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

King Of Diamonds

November 25th, 2012
12:06 pm

I love the nicknames given to your staduims. “The Mac”, The Swamp”, The Boneyard”. I never knew a staduim name could be so intimidating.
Well it seems Stephenson turned “The Boneyard” into “The Graveyard” & “The Swamp” will be turned into ‘Wasteland”
Tucker should turn “The Mac” into a “Snack” and should eat NSRW for lunch.
OO for the record you can’t call the NSWR & Tucker the best rivarly in high school. Why? because you don’t play them year in & year out. Rivaleries are when two teams play each other every year whether in the same region or non-region schedule.
Ex. MLK vs Stepehenson.. Camden vs Lowndes, Tucker vs Stephenson, NSWR vs WR just to name a few. Their are other good rivaleries but to call Tucker vs NSWR a rival c’mon man. Just two good football programs playing against one another.