Tucker-Northside games have had unexpected twists

Here are some of the stories to watch this weekend in the Class AAAAA quarterfinals:

*Don’t leave early: Tucker and Northside will be meeting in the playoffs for the third time in six seasons, and neither of the previous games ended up the way they appeared to be headed. Last year, Northside led 16-10 with less than five minutes to play and was driving for the potential game-clinching score, but Tucker returned a fumble 100 yards to win 17-16. In 2007, Tucker led 28-7 at halftime, but injured quarterback Marques Ivory came off the bench in the second half to rally the Eagles to a 31-28 victory. Tucker and Northside have won two state championships each since 2006.

*Clearing the hurdles: Stephenson has smashed through some big obstacles this postseason, winning a first-round game for the first time since 2009, a second-round game for the first time since 2006 and a road playoff game for the first time ever. To reach the semifinals for the first time since 2005, they have to win on the road against a Ware County team that has won 11 consecutive games since a 21-14 loss to AAAAAA Coffee in its opener. Ware is in the quarterfinals for the third straight season.

*Hot team vs. hot QB: Harris County enters its quarterfinal matchup with Gainesville on a school-record eight game winning streak after starting the season 0-4. The eight victories this season are the most in the program’s history. To keep that streak going, however, they’ll have to deal with Gainesville junior quarterback Deshaun Watson, the leading candidate for Class AAAAA player of the year. Watson has passed for 3,053 yards, rushed for 1,117 yards and had a hand in 60 touchdowns.

*The new guys: Allatoona and Whitewater, who meet on Friday in Fayetteville, have had similar success in their short histories, but one will make it to the semifinals for the first time. Allatoona, a fifth-year program from Cobb County, has won 73.1 percent of its games and is playing in the quarterfinals for the second consecutive season. Whitewater, a ninth-year program from Fayette County, has won 72.9 percent of its games but is playing in its first quarterfinal.

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how 'bout

November 29th, 2012
9:56 am

how 'bout

November 29th, 2012
9:57 am

Tiger4Life

November 29th, 2012
10:40 am

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

uwillbtuckedaway

November 29th, 2012
12:36 pm

“I think just watching (tape of) the team we’re going to play there seems to be more urgency, there’s more awareness, more attitude.”
Eddie Robinson

WE ARE TUCKER!!!

BullEagle15

November 29th, 2012
12:37 pm

We are one day away from this so called “Showdown”
If Tucker happens to win i will give them there cred. But I doubt it

JAB

November 29th, 2012
12:51 pm

(THEME FROM JACK & JILL)
Tucker & Stephenson went up the region to catch eagle & gaaa–tor
Northside fell down and tucker was crowned
then Stephenson beat WARE laata-or…

(WARE CO. IT’S “ON”, 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….

BullEagle15

November 29th, 2012
1:13 pm

@JAB This is a Different Ware team then you played in 08 and 09 those were 500 teams that went 6 and 6. now they are 11-1 and have more playoff experience then your current Jags. Im not saying yall are going to lose but this will be won in the trenches my man

jvillebil

November 29th, 2012
1:32 pm

Ware County is only giving up 8 points a game. They have a swarming defense and there offense can run & pass. I know someone made a comment about them losing to a mediocore Coffee team that was 5-5. Coffee 1-AAAAAA beat Whitewater 11-1 (still in the playoffs) 41-3, lost to Burke11-1 (still in the playoffs) 21-33 Coffee lost to Lowdnes 31-29 Coffee was close to Camden (still in the playoffs) until the 4th quarter. Ware dominated the game until (3) 4th quarter fumbles were lost and ended up losing by 7. Stephenson is good, but if they think they are going to ride 5 hours and come down here and just pick up and easy victory, they are sadly mistaken. I expect it will be a close game and go either way. I’ll be pulling for Ware Co and always appreciate the good crowd Stephenson brings. I live in Florida but love Georgia High School Football. I always try to go to the biggest game game around. I’m a Ware grad, but if they don’t make it past the game Friday night, then I’ll hopefully be in St. Mary’s on Dec 7th for a Colquitt/Camden rematch.

DAWG

November 29th, 2012
2:06 pm

@ Tucker

It’s a long ride home after these Eagles get after ya’ll. IT’S GREAT TO BE A NORTHSIDE EAGLE!!!

Dboy Scott

November 29th, 2012
2:31 pm

1 day away from kickoff.. Tucker will be ready!! It’s going to be a tough game and the winner will probably go on to win it all. WE ARE TUCKER

BullEagle15

November 29th, 2012
2:45 pm

We are THE Northside Eagles.

ITS FOREVER GREAT TO BE A NORTHSIDE EAGLE

ALL TUCKERRED UP

November 29th, 2012
2:53 pm

Pretty good JAB. GO TUCKER !!!!!!!!!!
EAT THOSE EAGLES FOR DINNER ON FRIDAY!!!!

Ware Counties #1 fan

November 29th, 2012
2:58 pm

@jville, you told them right. Not only will the game not be so easy for them, Ware will beat them by 2 or 3 score. I have seen 3 of their games. They are not very impressive (they have games on playonsports) they don`t have all this speed we assume they have, they are not very big across the front, and they have no stand out players that I have seen. Gator Bait had run all of them off the blog, but some are still hanging around. Tomorrow by midnight our little pest problem will be fixed. I cameout in 83 when did you come out?

High 5

November 29th, 2012
3:03 pm

I’ve been telling y”all for weeks now, “YOU CAN’T RUN ON STEPHENSON!” If you try that pound and ground game, you do it to your own demise! You better have a strong passing attack otherwise it might be a long game. Stephenson played North Gwinnett at that start of the season and they couldn’t do it, what makes you think you can. I tried to tell East Paulding that but they didn’t listen! You have been warned!!!

Hardhat

November 29th, 2012
3:05 pm

Great story line for the Allatoona Bucs seems like just yesterday they were starting up and had to let go all their coaches due to the money crunch. There is a lesson there.

High 5

November 29th, 2012
3:08 pm

To all you NSWR fans that are so sure of your victory, I have two words for you-SPEED KILLS! If your players look the wrong way or hesitate then POOF! TOUCHDOWN! Y’all better be sure!!!! Pride goeth before a fall!!!

Gator Bait

November 29th, 2012
3:09 pm

@Ware fan, I only found 2 games on there, against SWD and E. Paulding where did you find a 3rd one. GPB.TV against MLK. We are much bigger and faster then they are. We definitely come off the ball harder on both sides. I agree with you we are 2 or 3 TD`S better. We don`t have to get rid of them, we can skin them then eat them. Skinned Cat taste much better than crow. They will have their fill of that friday night.

Jab, I would love to have lunch with you early friday, meet me at Skin a Cat`s restaurant and lounge, its on the corner of Wee Whoop, & That A@@ St. after you cross the railroad tracks.

rwdekalb

November 29th, 2012
3:24 pm

No way Ware Co. beats Stephensen. Stephensen should win by at least 2 touchdowns. Nobody is intimidated by south georgia teams. Stephensen too athletic on both sides of the ball.

BcS2010

November 29th, 2012
3:46 pm

Tucker vs Stephenson in the FINAL 4!!!!

BullEagle15

November 29th, 2012
4:28 pm

@High5 Your right speed does kill watch Glenn Smith run past and through the Tucker Defense. The kid is like another Cam and RG3 in the making

Team 5A

November 29th, 2012
4:50 pm

Good luck to northside tomorrow night.

Tiger4Life

November 29th, 2012
5:20 pm

Lol, so you guys watched the SWD, MLK and EP games on Stephenson. 3 good playoff teams. Their record for those games are 2-1. And of course they didn’t look that fast, so where the other teams they played. But you best believe they are big up front. Everyone knows you can pass on them only if you block the goon squad up front, which most teams can’t. Stephenson wins easy.

Tiger4Life

November 29th, 2012
5:26 pm

Bulleagle, GTFOH talking about Cam Newton and RG3. Put down the meth and step away from the keyboard… #smh

BullEagle15

November 29th, 2012
5:29 pm

@Tiger4Life its my keyboard and ima say what tf i want!!!!!!!!!!!!

Tiger4Life

November 29th, 2012
5:51 pm

Lol, if making up silly stuff make you feel better, go right ahead.

I’m still lmao, RG3… Hahahahahahahahaha

Tiger4Life

November 29th, 2012
6:00 pm

Let me try the foolishness typing out…

Our QB is like Vince Young and Vick back in their college days, our OLine avg. 260 and our starting defense has only givin up 38 points all season. We have 3 RB’s that are mix between Reggie Bush, Barry Sanders and Mike Alstott. NSWR has not shot to beat Tucker, why would they even show up?!?! Find another game to go to cause this one will be over mid-way through the 1st qtr. Tucker wins by 40 sumthin…

BullEagle15

November 29th, 2012
6:01 pm

My team being better than yours is a fact!!! Tomorrow night you will be on your way home by the end of the 3rd!

Tiger4Life

November 29th, 2012
6:05 pm

Wait… The teams still have to play tomorrow night?!? Ohh… So what I say on the AJC blog doesn’t effect the outcome of the game, and everyone thinks I’m a monkeys uncle for posting foolishness every chance I get. Well good thing no one on here really knows who I am and I can type whatever I want to :-D

By the way @ Cannon, could you post some useless stats that you are so good at?

Tiger4Life

November 29th, 2012
6:07 pm

@ Bulleagle

You say your team was better than Tucker’s last year, so what happen? The better team doesn’t always win. Whitewater taught NSWR that, or did you forget?

BcS2010

November 29th, 2012
6:10 pm

@Tiger4Life…. Lol!!!! No our QB is Vick yes but our backfield consists of Barry sanders, Walter Peyton, and Jerome Bettis!! Lol and our WR is baby Randy Moss and our defense plays like the old Chicago bears D lmao these NSWR folks lol

Tiger4Life

November 29th, 2012
6:14 pm

Bcs2010

The foolishness is fun until your team has to back it up on the field, that’s when all the excuses come out. Hum.. Hum… We didn’t have our shoes tied tight enough, and the ball we brought was a little flat and Tucker wouldn’t let us use their air pump. They knew if they had we woulda won by 7 touchdowns.

overmatched1

November 29th, 2012
7:05 pm

will be a great game tomorrow good luck my tigers and good luck to all other teams still at the dance and extra good luck to the jaguars come on region 6

Longhorn nation

November 29th, 2012
7:11 pm

I’ve seen Tuckers and NSWR QB and you both better pray that Gainsville gets nock out this weekend cause there QB back is the best in the state he’s better than MARIETTA QB by far

JAB

November 29th, 2012
7:12 pm

Can’t wait to about 10:00 pm Friday night, after Stephenson & Tucker get their “W” so that BullEagle15 and all of the NSWR bloggers can get off here and eat their crow, then prepare for their medicare basket ball season because we (Dekalb Co.) got that to… ;)

(THEME FROM JACK & JILL)
Tucker & Stephenson went up the region to catch eagle & gaaa–tor
Northside fell down and tucker was crowned
then Stephenson beat WARE laata-or…

(WARE CO. IT’S “ON”, 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….

BullEagle15

November 29th, 2012
7:34 pm

@JAB YOUR TEAM HAS DONE NOTHING SO YOU HAVE NO RIGHT TO TALK. When Stephenson whens state let me know. I give credit where credit is due but Stephenson is just a JOKE of a football team.

@Tiger4life Your right the better team doesn’t always win but must of Stars Mill taught yall that?or wait was it Sandy Creek?

BullEagle15

November 29th, 2012
7:44 pm

And I haven’t post a stat on here you Idoits. Im just saying our Quarterback is fast and runs over people. You’re trying to be sarcastic and its not funny Sarcasm? LMAO Dekalb county education I tell you….#SMH

JAB

November 29th, 2012
7:56 pm

@ BullEagle15 that’s all we heard last week how EP was, how high power their offense was, how they only loss one playoff game in their home stadium blah jay… blah jay… blah jay…. We got your number, your stadium is our home away from home, you guys are 0-2 against the JAGS, you play in the weakest region in the state of Georgia**** Make that the US of good ole A. and you play in swampville where the only thing you got going on down their is good ole fishing. Don’t be surprise if you don’t even get on the score board tomorrow!!!

(THEME FROM JACK & JILL)
Tucker & Stephenson went up the region to catch eagle & gaaa–tor
Northside fell down and tucker was crowned
then Stephenson beat WARE laata-or…

(WARE CO. IT’S “ON”, 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….

BullEagle15

November 29th, 2012
8:43 pm

@JAB Why are you talking to me like a gator fan? Are you dumb?

stephensonBLACKOPP

November 29th, 2012
10:53 pm

if you really think stephenson is goin to loose to ware county your fooling your self….EP couldn’t find the endzone and they were avg 41 points a game against better teams then ware county..did you watch there game against UG last week my god stephenson wins big…27-3 and im being gracious giving them 3 points im serious this shouldn’t even be close..but it is the playoffs so we will see what happens…good luck to ware co.

uwillbtuckedaway

November 30th, 2012
12:14 am

@Bulls**tter. Oh I mean BullEagle15 – Yeah the Sandy Creek and Stars Mill games were in between TWO STATE CHAMPIONSHIPS. Oh yeah one was a perfect season crowned with a win over NSWR at the beloved MAC!!!

Were those not also the same years that NSWR was bounced out of the playoffs by Whitewater and Tucker?

WE ARE TUCKER!!!!

JAB

November 30th, 2012
1:00 am

@ BullEagle15, I got the blog name wrong (Gator Bait)! Now BullEagle15 name calling on the school is all in fun and is what trash talking is all about, but how can you call people on here dumb and idiots when you don’t even know them. You can’t be that bright @ no! I’m not dumb , I have a master’s degree…

(THEME FROM JACK & JILL)
Tucker & Stephenson went up the region to catch eagle & gaaa–tor
Northside fell down and tucker was crowned
then Stephenson beat WARE laata-or…

(WARE CO. IT’S “ON”, 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….

Tiger4Life

November 30th, 2012
1:12 am

JAB, when your are losing a verbal battle name calling is the only defense.

Cannon, have you found some useless stats for the blog yet?

BullEagle15

November 30th, 2012
1:13 am

So do y’all want a cookie or something?

BullEagle15

November 30th, 2012
1:18 am

@JAB here is my football view on yall’s game verse Ware Co. They have NO OFFENSE They are basically a one man team. There defense is “Suppose” to be good but haven’t played anybody worth talking about. If your offense is as good as you say it is then if You have a good air attack you should be walking into the semi-finals for the first time since 2006. But you still shouldn’t take them lightly anything can happen in High School Football.

BullEagle15

November 30th, 2012
1:30 am

The Reason we have lost these Past couple of years is Because of underestimating teams and playing sloppy. Against Camden in state championship in 09 I think that was just Camden taken it to us and us not responding. Against Whitewater We had 7 Turnovers Who wins a football game turning the ball over 7 times. And against Tucker last year Sloppy ball handling leads to us sitting our ass at home watching Tucker be crowded champions.! And here is a fact this Northside team is undefeated when they score over 21 or more points in a game. Tuckers best chance of winning is to just keep our Offense off the field and try to flip the field as much as possible. But Goodluck to both teams tomorrow and lets hope its injury free. AND

ITS FOREVER GREAT TO BE A NORTHSIDE EAGLE
TUCKER YOU WANT SOME COME GET SOME

Reeze

November 30th, 2012
3:41 am

Please don’t get Ware and EP confused, two different animals ….The Jags only lose to Ware if the Jags beats themselves , Ware has a very good swarming defense,but I think the offense is not there….The only way the Jags lose is by turning over the ball , which Ware’s defense is very good at forcing turnovers I hear ……….@JAB, Ware and Northside are not Region 5 and 7 type squads , If you know what I mean.

Reeze

November 30th, 2012
3:47 am

@JAB ,One more day ,mature up and talk some real football for a change ……Give me something real for tonight .I am curiousto know what you really know about this game.

rwdekalb

November 30th, 2012
6:49 am

@LongHorn Nation. Defense wins championships..

uwillbtuckedaway

November 30th, 2012
7:10 am

I think it is NSWR that is doing all of the wanting some. TO BE A CHAMPION YOU HAVE TO BEAT A CHAMPION.

Last time I checked, and that was right now, WE ARE WEARING THE RING.

So, careful what you ask for, CAUSE HERE WE COME AGAIN!!!

WE ARE TUCKER!!!!

MakeTheCall

November 30th, 2012
7:24 am

Stephenson over Ware and NSWR over Tucker.