Notable results of week 4: Mays crashes party atop 6-AAAAA

GHSF Daily’s Chip Saye ranks the most surprising and notable results of Week 4:

1. Mays 36, M.L. King 28: Mays often finds itself on the playoff bubble, making it to the postseason more often than not over the past decade but always seeming to lack a signature victory. The Raiders got that on Saturday, toppling the fourth-ranked Lions and establishing themselves as contenders in 6-AAAAA. The loss ended King’s 19-game winning streak in region games.

2. Murray County 14, Gordon Central 12: Murray County officially snapped a 20-game losing streak but won on the field for the first time since a victory over Pickens on Oct. 1, 2010, a stretch of 27 games. Murray’s streak was reduced to 20 when lopsided losses to Southeast Whitfield (70-0) and Dalton (73-0) at the start of 2011 were overturned by forfeits.

3. Jordan 14, Temple 13: Jordan of Columbus broke a 26-game losing streak that had been the state’s third-longest active slump. The losing streak also began against Temple, which beat the Red Jackets 28-14 on Oct. 15, 2010, a week after Jordan’s most recent victory. Temple is 0-3 this season and went 2-8 in 2012 but beat Jordan 25-16.

4. Carrollton 42, Calhoun 7: Calhoun, the top-ranked team in Class AA last week, was dominated by the No. 2 team in AAA and had its 49-game regular-season winning streak snapped. It was Calhoun’s most-lopsided loss since a 41-6 beating at the hands of Bowdon on Oct. 8, 1993. Calhoun is 2-6 all-time against Carrollton but won 46-35 in 2012.

5. Walton 28, North Cobb 13: Walton bounced back from an 0-2 start to knock off the team ranked No. 5 in Class AAAAAA last week. Walton’s record perhaps is deceptive, however, as its

the Raiders’ losses came against current No. 7 team Peachtree Ridge (23-17) and No. 9 Hillgrove (47-35). North Cobb won 49-17 last year and reached the state semifinals.

6. Dooly County 21, Wilcox County 20: Dooly County played in the Class A public-school championship game last year but started the 2013 season with lopsided losses against Macon County and Americus-Sumter. Dooly County’s victory ended a six-game losing streak in the series against neighboring Wilcox County, which was ranked No. 9 in Class A last week.

7. Central-Carroll 19, Ringgold 15: Central earned a mention in this space last week by losing to Bremen 17-7 after beating its first two opponents by a combined score of 104-0. Now the Lions are back under happier circumstances after surprising a Ringgold team that was impressive in beating Dalton and Heritage of Ringgold in starting the season 2-0.

8. Alexander 49, Carver-Atlanta 13: Alexander (2-8 last year) is off to a 2-1 start for the first time since 2002 after a surprisingly easy victory against Carver, which beat the Cougars 28-0 last year. The computer Maxwell Ratings had projected Carver as a 17-point favorite. Carver had one-point wins against Mays and B.E.S.T. Academy in its 2-0 start.

9. Westminster 24, Thomasville 10: Thomasville slumped to its worst record since 1995 last season (3-7) but entered play on Friday with a 2-1 mark and the No. 10 ranking in AA. Now the Bulldogs are back out of the rankings after losing to Westminster for the second consecutive season. Westminster backup QB Rankin Woley, playing for injured Jack Forte, rushed for 100 yards and two touchdowns. Westminster is 2-2 against one of the more difficult schedules in AA.

10. Lovett 41, Marist 38: Lovett climbed four spots to No. 2 in Class AA after avenging a 24-16 loss that started a four-game losing streak in 2012. The game was especially notable for Marist as it marked the first time the War Eagles have lost back-to-back regular-season games or been below .500 this late in the season in Alan Chadwick’s 29 years as coach.

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JAB

September 16th, 2013
9:06 am

MAYS played a great game against MLK, it was like 2 step brothers playing each other and had something to prove, it was extra hype for that game. With ex coach Corey Jarvis now leading MAYS. I’m sure he wanted that game bad and probably through in some extra incentives for his ball players, NOTE Every ex coach wants to beat his old school.

What this did to Region 6AAAAA is open the doors for more expectations from the already powerful region foes to step up their game. It must be September, I can feel the excitement in the air, and for the rest of AAAAA you better believe region 6AAAAA is coming atcha this year!!!

GO STEPHENSON JAGUARS AND REGION 6AAAAA, THE SEC OF HIGH SCHOOL FOOTBALL AND #1 IN THE STATE…

Hickory Dickory Dock
Mays finally got a piece of Dekalb’s rock
no defense was played, and time ran out on the clock
Hickory Dickory Dock..

JAB

September 16th, 2013
9:09 am

@ AJC, why haven’t you guys given Stephenson much coverage or highlights this year thus far Lol., show us some love…

GO STEPHENSON JAGUARS AND REGION 6AAAAA, THE SEC OF HIGH SCHOOL FOOTBALL AND #1 IN THE STATE…

2000 DeKalb Defensive Player of the Year

September 16th, 2013
11:42 am

Shoutout to Mays for providing the region with a little wiggle room as we move forward in the 2013 football season.

Father_of_Two

September 16th, 2013
11:49 am

Seriously?? A top 5 team in AAA beats a top 3 team in AA and its not worth noting? AJC is losing it.
North Hall 41 – Jefferson 34.

MHSRaider09

September 16th, 2013
1:38 pm

@father of two. Look at what you’re saying. A top 5 AAA school beating a top 3 AA school by a touchdown isn’t shocking. Had North Hall been unranked and beat them by say 20 or more, then it would interesting.

High 5

September 16th, 2013
2:35 pm

Anyone that has been following Region 6a Football for the past few years should not be surprise about Mays. They always have a high powered offense and they always give MLK, Stephenson and Tucker fits.

HSFB Follower

September 16th, 2013
4:52 pm

If Mays breaks through this year they will be down right scary next year! I’ve long felt Mays’ year would be 2014 and if 2013 is good then 2014 will be major! Beating MLK is no shock to me, it’s a “different” MLK esp on the sidelines than it has been say the past 3 years. Mays is game don’t let that lil 1pt loss to Carver fool ya.

uncleJunior

September 16th, 2013
5:58 pm

@HSPB Follower . . . . . . . what you said about Mays is extremely accurate!!!!! I believe they are a fairly young team. Next year they will be more than scary!

TruthSayer

September 16th, 2013
8:40 pm

@HSFB and @UncleJunior…………….please do not get ahead of yourself. It was one game!! Hats off to Mays for the win, but I hate to tell you; the team to be scared of this year is Stephenson. They are the best of the best Dekalb has to offer right now. I saw their last two games and….Yo, that team does not have a weakness. The ends are the best in the State probably and that RB!! I dont think there is a team in this region that can stop him. I’m talking about the Rivers kid that left Tucker. The boy is fast and strong. Plus Stephenson finally has a quarterback, something they havent had in a long time; so Mays and the rest of 6AAAAA better get ready for the “Jaguar Beat-Down”………………..I GUARANTEE IT!!

JAB

September 16th, 2013
9:08 pm

@ HSFB Follower, what you are saying doesn’t means quat dilly, Stephenson & tucker both has a great feeder program and Stephenson Middle school almost every year win the Football Middle school trophy, also both Stephenson, MLK and Tucker have great young ball players…

GO STEPHENSON JAGUARS AND REGION 6AAAAA, THE SEC OF HIGH SCHOOL FOOTBALL AND #1 IN THE STATE…

5AReg6Fan

September 17th, 2013
8:46 am

@Truth Sayer – Much of your comments will all be settled, Oct 11th, when Stephenson vs Tucker. Not much weakness for either the #2 Jaguars or #1 Tigers.

“WE ARE TUCKER” – The Tigers have been RELEASED!!!

REGION 6, the best in GA 2013 5A Football……

John

September 17th, 2013
8:40 pm

Good win Raiders!

truthsayer

September 17th, 2013
11:22 pm

@5AReg6Fan……………….I agree. Problem is that Tucker is filled with “has-beens”. Word is the offense looks terrible if you really look close. Wins over Cedar Grove, N. Atl and Arabia dont mean a thing. My 10 year old nephew’s team could put up 30 on each of those teams. The offensive line wont be able to stop their old teammate now a Jaguar Beast from sacking the QB all night. I bet he gets at least 4-5 sacks on them.

Also since #9 is not as good this year as he was last year. In the game I watched, he had zero tackles. Get him some help because his other old teammate is going to run over him for at least 150 on Oct 11th.

Focus on 2nd or 3rd place Tucker. Your time in the sun is over. Jaguar Beat-Down….again!!!

Speed……………………GONE!!

Tiger4Life

September 18th, 2013
6:17 am

-_-

Go ahead tell me more about your wins over teams with a combined record of 1-8

-_-

BcS2010

September 18th, 2013
11:09 am

@Truthsayer…. Are you serious!!! Tucker has no offense?? And we average around 50 points a game…probably more lol check the scores.. 51-12, 75-0, 46-12… That’s averaging 56 points per game I think and that’s no offense and only allowing 8… That’s great!! What’s gettin me is the fact that Stephenson fans think dallas rivers will dominate tucker! We have the best defense in GA! We have allowed only 1 touchdown on our starters and that was a flucke play against cedar grove! Rivers is a great RB and vandy is getting a good player but lets be real our defense is stacked!! 5 players ranked on defense!! Like I’ve been saying tucker is the best team in GA that’s why we are ranked number 1!! And when the #1 ranked tigers play the #2 ranked tigers y’all will see how good this tucker team really is… Just ask cedar grove, north Atlanta, Arabia mountain, and the Marist war eagles who we beat 24-3!! My prediction tucker 27 Stephenson 10

TuckerDAD

September 18th, 2013
12:29 pm

@BcS2010, let me add to your comment that the points that we have scored have been with our 1st string offense in the 1st half. Our starts have touched the field in the 2nd half yet. Imagine if they played the whole game. We would score nearly a hundred points every game! SMH!

JAG NATION SUPPORTER

September 18th, 2013
12:54 pm

@truthsayer, I agree with everything you are saying about our MIGHTY JAGUARS……….ajc, 5areg6 fans and high school fans throughout the state has yet to give us our RESPECT……….i already know whats about to be said…………” yall haven’t won anything to get any respect”…………and to all WE HAVENT!!!!!!! But this will be the year we make BELIEVERS out of all that talkers against the JAGUARS!!!! As stated, we have lots of talent on offense (avg 45 a gm) and we didn’t run it up on the last team like we could have (had 49 at the half), defense (8 pts a gm) and special teams that are just out right dangerous (kicker and returners). There are not any self-centered D-1 commits on this team…..a bunch of team players that has a common goal in mind. 2013 REGION & STATE CHAMPS!!!!

JAG NATION ALL THE WAY TO THE DOME!!!!!!!!

JAG NATION SUPPORTER

September 18th, 2013
1:05 pm

@BcS2010, I’m a JAG follower……truth be told………we love the fact that we have a certain player on our team (i’m not one that puts the kid’s name in these blogs), but we have others at that position that you have to worry about also!!!!! On Oct 11, it’s going to be about the team that has a more balanced attack and unless Tucker has changed some things tremendously we know Stephenson is more balanced!!!! We might not have all those D-1s on defense like previous years, but this is the best group to come about in a long time (only giving up 8 a gm also).

5AReg6Fan

September 18th, 2013
2:15 pm

It appears that JAB has a spirited supporter in truthsayer. (LOL) He appears to have scouted Tucker well and know ALL about the Tigers talent and game plan, in the ONE game he may have witness. Yep, he told us which game it was, because the last 2 games he watched his beloved Jaguars. Trust, the TIGERS will be ready and well prepared (coached) to battle, not only one of its main region foes, but a couple of their ex teammates – Who by the way – own Championship rings. Not only will the winner between Stephenson/Tucker, take procession of the region, but will be talked about and analyzed as having a very STRONG possibility of running the table in region play. COME STRONG OR DON’T COME AT ALL – THE BATTLE OF THE BIG CATS IN 5A IS SOON APPROACHING. 5A Fans stay tune!!!

“WE ARE TUCKER” – The Tigers have been RELEASED!!!

REGION 6, the best in GA 2013 5A Football……

5AReg6Fan

September 18th, 2013
3:08 pm

Come on “JAG NATION SUPPORTER”, you can’t possibly believe that Tucker doesn’t know or isn’t preparing for the Jaguars – PLEASE? The one thing that can be said, GOOD, Stephenson doesn’t have ALL the D1 talent it’s known for in previous years, because what did it do for the Jaguars? This year’s winner will come down to the intangibles in the game of football and not athletic talent on the field. Both Tucker & Stephenson has talent in ALL 3 phrases of the game, so let’s call this EVEN. Oct 11th will be about the leaders in the polo shirts on the sideline, bottom line. COME ON MAN!!!!

“WE ARE TUCKER” – The Tigers have been RELEASED!!!

REGION 6, the best in GA 2013 5A Football……

TopTiger

September 18th, 2013
3:43 pm

@Truth Sayer really dude you are clueless with football. You stated that Tucker don’t have an offense you are so wrong because we have the total package. We have so much talent, yes we lost some good talent from last year but we have fill all them shoes this year. you also stated that our #9 on our team isn’t that good. This kids is rank pretty high in the state as well in the nation plus if you knew football you will realize that he’s a beast. You will see him playing for UGA but you stated that he’s not that good so i guees you think UGA don’t know talent. I hate to talk about player but i have to finish this because you open this can of worms. look at your team you have #11 6ft 7in 230lbs great football body, i have been told that he’s getting offers from eveyone and he didn’t play last year. So i want to see how good this kid is. The two games i seen him play he couldn’t block the waterboy and he couldn’t tackle the water cooler. I think he needs to stick to Basketball that’s his best bet. OCT 11th GET YOUR POPCORN READY WE ARE TUCKER

MIGHTY LION KING

September 18th, 2013
4:56 pm

WAIT A MIN!!! DONT THINK YALL STEPHENSON AND TUCKER FANS MAKING IT OUT OF HERE ALIVE!!!!! VALDOSTA isnt the only team who will take you to DEATH VALLEY!! M.L.KING is still the GRIM REAPER and we’re coming to collect the bodies of JAGS AND TIGERS NEXT!! MAYS just made it out alive(GOD’S BLESSING), HOWEVER everybody is not MAYS so if i were yall I would tread CAREFULLY, because the ground you’re standing own is about to cave in from underneath you and soon TWO tombstones will lie on top of your freshly made graves saying “HERE LIES THE BIG CATS OF DEKALB COUNTY-STEPHENSON JAGUARS/ TUCKER TIGERS” – REST IN PEACE

LOL!!!!

M.L.KING WILL REDEEM YOUR SOULS IN THE STATE CHAMPIONSHIP 2013!!!!!

LION NATION/ THE DOMINATION!!!!

JAG NATION SUPPORTER

September 18th, 2013
5:04 pm

@5AReg6Fan, Im not only a JAG supporter im a X & O kind of guy!!!!!! lol It should be a great game with the JAGS coming out on top!!!!! We HUNGRIER than anyone in the region…..Just like Tucker won the State……..MLK claiming several region championship………….we have some region championships also, but now is the time for the JAGS to be crowned STATE CHAMPS!!!!! Everything is in place and it’s our time to shine……..by the way, WHY IS THAT OTHER CAT COMING AROUND HERE WITH THAT BLEMISHED FUR? (mlk) LOL

MIGHTY LION KING

September 18th, 2013
5:11 pm

@ BCS2010- Yea man i do say TUCKER looks incredible, especially with those averaging scores,BUT is the opponent the cream of the crop is what you have to look.. I AGREE with whoever posted last wk before the MAYS/MLK game which quoted “MLK has not been tested yet” until we finally met a good MAYS team this yr..BEFORE then we was not tested on SPEED and POWER that matched ours!!
WHY AM I BRINGIN THIS UP?? Im sayin that to say until you guys play a valuable team of course they are going to average these kind of scores!! THIS TUCKER WE TALKIN BOUT..OF COURSE THEY ARE.. BUT can they do that average that on M.L.K, STEPHENSON, OR EVEN MAYS?? MAYS look good this yr i wouldnt put nothing past it that they would give TUCKER a run for their money this yr, alot of that is in part of coach JARVIS(FORMER MLK HEADCOACH – HEM,EM EM excuse me…bad cough lol) NOT saying TUCKER aint good because THEY ARE point blank period..
BUT i doubt they average those kinda scores on THE OTHER BIG 2 and jr MAYS!!

-UNLESS THEY’RE M..L.KING IN DISGUISE LOL !! GOT JOKES I KNO

LION NATION/ THE DOMINATION!!!!

MIGHTY LION KING

September 18th, 2013
5:18 pm

@ JAG NATION SUPPORTER- YOU DONT RECOGNIZE THE CAT WITH THE BURGUNDY AND SILVER FUR???? ITS THAT SAME CAT RAN YALL OUT THE HOUSE LAST YR, AND THE YEAR BEFORE LAST, AND THE YEAR BEFORE LAST LOL!!! Guud to see you back this yr man, i was beginning to think JAB was STEPHENSON’S only supporter this yr!!!

LION NATION / THE DOMINATION!!!!!,

truthsayer

September 18th, 2013
9:19 pm

@Tiger4Life and BSC2010………Its gonna be a great game because Tucker will be the 1st quality opponent we play; but like the rets before Oct 11th, Tuck is going down from a serious Jaguar domination. Yes I spoke about #9. I like his game last year, but now I believe he played then because he had good LBs next to him……LOL one of them is with us now LOL. Anyway, i aint saying nothin negative about the guys around him this year but I think he is lacking confidence. You say he is going to be at UGA? Really?? Thats a surprise because UGA is scouting many of our boys and Im sure they will be at the game on Oct.11th. They might change there mind when they see the beating the Jags will put on Tucker. I wish the kid the best though. Happy to see that Tucker has at least 1 D-1 recruit. I stop counting ours.

In all seriousness though. I really like Tuck after Stephenson (of course since I am a JAG Alum 4ever!!) because Tucker represented our region when no one else did and props to yawl for doing it twice. Bute youre time is OVER!! Lost too much since last year. Oh, I hear the other RB yawl never played is a STAR at either Chamblee or Dunwoody. I saw an article about him averaging 192 yards so far this season………….and yawl never even played the kid. Gatta reconize talent when it is starin you in the face Playa. Thats 2 RBs yawl let go and Im serious. You think you have speed but you dont. Anyway I aint sayin another thing until Oct 12th after the beat down. Good luck Tucker fans! Yawl gon need it. The days of averageing 50 will end on Oct 11th……and MLK, dont try to join this conversation. We gon destroy yaWL even worse then Mays!! Beleeee Dat!!

BcS2010

September 18th, 2013
9:32 pm

@ mighty lion king…. Yes I agree with that, that out opponents havnt been the best and of course against Mlk and Stephenson we will not average 56 a game but one blogger said our offense was bad and u can’t say that when a team averages this many points. I think MLK is better than mays they just had a bad game! And it shows that anybody can beat anybody anyday.. I still believe Mlk will beat Stephenson..