Predictions: Norcross will continue to carry the banner for Gwinnett in AAAAAA

History favors the right side of the bracket in Class AAAAAA. That’s the side where Gwinnett County’s Norcross and Region 1’s Colquitt County sit. The last time a team from Gwinnett County or the current 1-AAAAAA did not win at least a share of the title in the highest classification was in 1995, when Quincy Carter led Southwest DeKalb to the championship. Look for Norcross to continue Gwinnett’s quest for three consecutive titles, and expect Lovejoy to be the opponent in the championship game.

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Last week: 21-7 (.750); Playoffs: 124-40 (.756); Overall: 1,655-364 (.820)



Lovejoy##North Cobb

Norcross##Colquitt Co.



Northside-Warner Robins##Ware Co.



Sandy Creek##Monroe Area



St. Pius##North Hall


Calhoun##Lamar Co.

Jefferson##Greater Atlanta Christian

CLASS A (Public)

Lincoln Co.##Dooly Co.

Emanuel Co. Institute##Wilcox Co.

CLASS A (Private)

Prince Avenue Christian##Landmark Christian

Eagle’s Landing Christian##George Walton Academy

37 comments Add your comment

Big Coach

December 7th, 2012
10:12 am

Does anyone care that the competition level in South Georgia public single A is horrible. Of course you can throw and recieve for over 1500 yards in public Single A the defenses are horrible. My rec league team could score on some of those teams. Im just sayin as Frankski would say. Lets see if they can play some defense this weekend.

Region 7-AAA

December 7th, 2012
10:54 am

North Hall and Buford out in AAA???

Highly unlikely. I think there is a 96% chance that at least one of the Region 7 teams will get to play for the title. My prediction is that both of them will.

Packer Backer

December 7th, 2012
10:55 am

The Pack will surprise tonight. Lets Do This :) Stay Focus and bring home the chamionship!

Cville Canes Fan

December 7th, 2012
11:07 am

In the words of Phil Collins, ” I can feel it the air tonight, oh lawd!

Gooooo CANES!


December 7th, 2012
11:14 am

Good luck to all the players tonight, and safe travels to the fans. Marist is the underdog — leave it all on the field tonight, men! Go War Eagles!


December 7th, 2012
11:33 am

No one knows ! That said, a good night for football. Lovejoy will be trying to return to the Dome as no other team in Georgia history has before. To go up 2 classes and make it to the final would be a major accomplishment. Also noted is the Defense of this team leading the state in both those years. Lovejoy will need to play as they have and remain focused on the task at hand. NC will not be a cakewalk. Not to say that anyone has been but it is late and there are no gimmes. Lovejoy playing Lovejoy football is all we can ask. I know they will leave it all on the field tonight. This is their game of the year, so far. The Motto for the Year is “WIN THE LAST ONE”


December 7th, 2012
1:10 pm

Calhoun ,Ridgeland,Cartersville all play their next game in the Dome.Good luck to all the teams in Georgia High School football tonight,which is second to NONE in any sport.Play hard,play smart,and may God bless so no player is hurt on any team.Win or Lose show Character and Class for that makes a Real winner……….Don’t forget the Real Game of the Year tomorrow at 3……Navy vs Army……GO NAVY BEAT ARMY!!!!!!!!!!!


December 7th, 2012
1:30 pm

Watched cartersville play last week and I don’t understand how there favored to beat Buford!
#Buford by 14 on the road!

some sense

December 7th, 2012
1:41 pm

sportsnut comment about “Lovejoy playing Lovejoy football” bears some response. Lovejoy is big, strong, and fast, but they don’t do the sportsmanship thing. If tonight’s game against North Cobb is like last week’s game v. North Gwinnett as an indicator, L’joy players will taunt, trash talk, and stand over N/C players until they get flagged, probably even after getting flagged also because they don’t seem to know any other way.. Actually “Lovejoy playing Lovejoy football” is a pretty sorry spectacle. And this isn’t sour grapes from a N/G fan. Just watched ‘em on tv…badness.

High 5

December 7th, 2012
2:21 pm

The trash talking by Lovejoy is retaliatory! Everyone is disrespecting them and they are fighting back. No one feels they belong and teams and fans are saying it to their faces so they are fighting back. A person or team can only take so much verbal abuse. They play mad but not dirty. If you look at any of their games they do not play dirty and jeopardize other players with illegal hits. THEY WILL, HOWEVER, KNOCK THE SNOT OUT OF YOU! THAT’S LOVEJOY FOOTBALL. So I will say it again, keep disrespecting those Wildcats and watch what happens!

Colquitt Supporter

December 7th, 2012
2:39 pm

I am thinking the championship game is Coquitt and Lovejoy. Guess I will find out in about 8 hours if my prediction is 0, 50, or 100%.


December 7th, 2012
2:56 pm

They have little league football for all of who can’t stand to watch. Flag is another alternative.


December 7th, 2012
3:35 pm

THis is sooooooooooo fun to watch!

Pack always UNDER-DOG!


December 7th, 2012
3:48 pm

packers in an upset in norcross


December 7th, 2012
3:49 pm


Old Golden Lion

December 7th, 2012
4:11 pm

Wish this weekend was in the Dome always loved those special two days. I guess the AJC does drug testing with some of those picks. Marist and Buford losing don’t think so.


December 7th, 2012
4:16 pm

Someone said they overheard the entire Packer team singing a line from a Willie Nelson tune as the buses pulled out heading north. “We just can’t wait to get on the road again.”


December 7th, 2012
4:23 pm

High Five- what about running down the feild flicking people off during a play. or is that just lovejoy football


December 7th, 2012
4:33 pm

Elephant Fan

December 7th, 2012
4:37 pm

Prediction: Gainesville quarterback Deshaun Watson will set a new Georgia record tonight for career passing. He will surpass the current 4 year record, and do it in only 3 seasons.


December 7th, 2012
4:43 pm

When did Lovejoy move up two classifications, duh? :-)


December 7th, 2012
4:52 pm

He was holding his “L” up


December 7th, 2012
5:36 pm

J E F F E R S O N ! ! !

Colquitt County Packers Love the Playoffs

December 7th, 2012
6:03 pm

I don’t consider the Packers beating Norcross an upset. We have been here before over the past few years, in the playoffs. So what if we are underdogs. Our team shows up ready to play when it counts. Will Norcross?

Go Pack!! Stomp the She-Devils!! Packers by 10

General Wood

December 7th, 2012
6:18 pm

Pulling for North Cobb, Cartersville, Calhoun and Norcross. Hope for some good clean play and the kids decide the game not the refs. GO NAVY BEAT ARMY! Remember Pearl Harbor!

Ned Pepper

December 7th, 2012
7:05 pm

Chip is in the good bag tonight, Buford losing to cartersville, really?

Private Pyle

December 7th, 2012
7:17 pm

In Private ‘A’ ball – can’t imagine George Walton knocking off ELCA (who would most likely win both Public A and even AA this year if given the opportunity) But I disagree on Prince Avenue over Landmark. Even though they are at home, look for Landmark to handle that Wing T offense and advance for another rematch with the Chargers in the Dome next week.


December 7th, 2012
9:50 pm

WOW Lamar Co….you guys did come to play…..2 minutes to go with Calhoun up 7……Lamar on their own 42……


December 7th, 2012
9:51 pm

Enter your comments here


December 7th, 2012
9:53 pm

Sorry about that one…Lamar 2nd and 8 on Calhouns 40……1 min to go……


December 7th, 2012
9:56 pm

10 sec left…on CHS 28……CALHOUN PICKS IT OFF?…..?.BALLGAME!!!!!!!


December 7th, 2012
10:00 pm

Very good job Lamar Co….best game Calhouns had since the Ridgeland game….In my book theirs no doubt Lamar the second best team in AA ball….Great game and good luck next year……To the DOME again Jackets…….Go Navy BEAT Army!!’!!!!!!!!!!!!!!


December 7th, 2012
10:03 pm

ELCA could beat Calhoun?lol…It would be NO contest against Calhoun,or Lamar Co.for that matter…Watch out for Lamar 2013…..


December 7th, 2012
10:15 pm

Picked Calhoun,Cartersville,Ridgeland and Norcross…..Norcross just put the nail in…34-13…….Nice try Cartersville…..Two NW Ga. Teams to the Dome…GO NAVY BEAT ARMY!!!!!!

hit a single

December 9th, 2012
4:29 pm

Boy this class A thing is a fiasco!


December 10th, 2012
1:44 pm

@74 == Trying to find something, aren’t you ?


December 13th, 2012
10:56 am

Still playing ! Southern Crescent representing. Sandy Creek, Lovejoy and ELCA.