Playoff picture clear in 6-AAAAA; Allatoona leads more wide-open field in Region 5

Region play has begun in several Class AAAAA regions and will get under way soon in the others.

Beginning today and continuing for the next three weeks, we’ll take a look at the playoff chances for all of the AAAAA teams. This week we’re looking at 5-AAAAA (which has great depth with seven playoff contenders) and 6-AAAAA (generally considered the strongest in Class AAAAA).

Which teams on the lists below are getting too much credit? Which ones are being underestimated?

Next week we’ll look at Regions 3 and 8, which are home to the two teams that played for the championships last season.

Region 5-AAAAA

*Locks: Allatoona

The Buccaneers are 23-1 in regular-season games since the start of the 2011 season. That’s the kind of consistency that has made seventh-ranked Allatoona the favorite to win the region and possibly run the table.

*Likely: South Paulding

The Spartans already have victories against two of the playoff contenders (Rome, Villa Rica), and a win against Allatoona on Friday moves them into the “locks” category. South Paulding is averaging 48.7 points per game.

*On the bubble: New Manchester, East Paulding, North Paulding, Rome

Upstart New Manchester has beaten North Paulding and lost to East Paulding, and North Paulding has beaten East Paulding, so there’s still some sorting to be done. But it appears likely that the final playoff spots will go to two of those three teams. Rome has lost to Allatoona and South Paulding and has little margin for error the rest of the way.

*Long shots: Villa Rica

The Wildcats are 3-1 after beating Paulding County in overtime last week, but they have a difficult schedule remaining, including a four-game stretch to finish the year that includes games against Allatoona, New Manchester, Rome and North Paulding.

*Not this year: Paulding County, Lithia Springs, Hiram, Woodland-Cartersville

Paulding County has one of the region’s most-improved teams, but at 1-4 the Patriots are already too far behind to get into contention. Lithia Springs, Hiram and Woodland are still looking for their first victories.

Region 6-AAAAA

*Locks: Stephenson, Tucker, Mays

Top-ranked Tucker and No. 2 Stephenson have been playoff regulars over the past 15 years or so and will be there again this season. Mays is almost always in contention, but the Raiders erased any doubts with an upset of M.L. King as well as convincing victories against Miller Grove and Southwest DeKalb.

*Likely: M.L. King

The Lions almost certainly will be a playoff team, but the loss to Mays keeps them just outside the “locks” category for now. M.L. King is likely to be 5-1 in the region when it faces Stephenson and Tucker in consecutive weeks beginning on Oct. 25.

*On the bubble: None

*Long shots: Arabia Mountain, Miller Grove, Southwest DeKalb

These three teams have two losses in region play and face difficult schedules, so they won’t be in the playoffs unless there’s a major collapse by one of the top four, which is unlikely. Southwest DeKalb has missed the postseason just twice since 1985.

*Not this year: Lakeside-DeKalb, Dunwoody, North Atlanta, Clarkston

Lakeside has a victory against Dunwoody but probably won’t get many more. Dunwoody and North Atlanta will be fortunate to get any. Clarkston is playing a non-region schedule and is not eligible for the postseason.

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"THE CANNON RULES"

September 24th, 2013
10:56 am

@ Chip Saye…

Yeah you are right 5AAAAA is VERY tight now and I agree with you that Allatoona is the # 1 contender for the REGION title right now.

SOUTH PAULDING is the mystery at this stage…YES they are lighting up the scoreboard BUT their test comes this week as they host ALLATOONA, SOUTH PAULDING has it’s 3 / o record against 1 / 2 ROME, 3 / 1 VILLA RICA & WOODLAND / BARTOW at 0 / 4 BUT look further and the 3 / 1 record for VILLA RICA is against WOODLAND / BARTOW,& HIRAM both of who are winless and PAULDING COUNTY who is 1 / 4…SO what does this show…?????

I think it is early still and this weekend should clear it up a bit, as again SOUTH PAULDING host ALLATOONA and EAST PAULDING is playing at VILLA RICA…additionally ROME is playing at NEW MANCHESTER and NORTH PAULDING will host WOODLAND / BARTOW…

My take on this week’s games is as follows:

ALLATOONA over SOUTH PAULDING
EAST PAULDING over VILLA RICA
NEW MANCHESTER over ROME
NORTH PAULDING over WOODLAND / BARTOW

That will have the REGION 5AAAAA looking like this:

# 1—ALLATOONA 5 / 0
# 2—NEW MANCHESTER 5 / 1
# 3—NORTH PAULDING 4 / 1* they are 3 because they beat EAST
# 4—EAST PAULDING 4 / 1
# 5—SOUTH PAULDING 3 / 1
# 6—VILLA RICA 3 / 2
# 7—ROME 1 / 3
Then PAULDING COUTNY, LITHIA SPRINGS, HIRAM & WOODLAND / BARTOW

TICK…TICK…TICK…BOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOM!!!
GO RAIDERS!!!

ALL TUCKERRED UP

September 24th, 2013
11:32 am

I use to say that if Lakeside & Tucker were playing tiddlywinks There would be a line to get in & see it. Unfortunately not any more.

Reeze

September 24th, 2013
12:26 pm

So much chatter about EP , and Region 6 (Tucker and the Jags) , why not just let these two slug it out …….Forget about NSWR ,Ware , Creekside ,Whitewater , TCC ,Warner Robins , Kell . FB and Gville ……..But the reality of it all is that the SEC of High school football is Tucker the Jags 2 good teams (MLK and maybe Mays) and the rest MEDIOCRE……..Outside of DeKalb the only significant game in region 6 this year is Oct 11th that is the only one all of 5A is looking fwd to………Region 6 #1 will mostly likely battle Either Ware, NSWR or Warner Robins round 3………#2 will most likely battle Kell round 2 and if successful NSWR or Warner Robins round 3……..Region 6 #3 and #4 will go one and done , neither MLK or Mays will keep up with Gville or FB…And…. Mr. JAB THE REST OF 5A WOULD RATHER SEE THE JAGS THAN TUCKER , THE TIGERS ARE LEGIT OUTSIDE OF DEKALB , THE JAGS ARE NOT!!!!!……..Other big games on the map Oct 18th Creekside/Whitewater ….(Hadn’t bought into Mcintosh just yet)………Nov 1st NSWR/Warner Robins…….Nov 8th Gville/FB……..TCC ,Ware , Allatoona and Kell should run the table…….So there you have it

raiderfan...FOR LIFE!

September 24th, 2013
1:10 pm

SOUTH PAULDING has loads of talent on both sides of the ball,look for them to upset ALLATOONA this fri nite and look for my EP RAIDERS win the next three to set-up a game with SP that may shape up to be for the region championship,remember the RAIDERS will have starting QB WEBB back by then and he will be a huge difference on offence

JAG NATION SUPPORTER

September 24th, 2013
2:31 pm

@Reeze

After the JAGUARS beat Tucker on the Oct 11 let’s see who wants to see those MIGHTY JAGUARS……the game will not even be close………Jaguars win easily…………….31-14.

Reeze

September 24th, 2013
2:35 pm

The way I see it is the SEC of High School football consists of Tucker ,The Jags , 2 decent teams in MLK and Maybe Mays, the rest mediocrity………….Really the only game that matters to the rest of the 5A folks is the Oct 11 duel between Tucker/DAJags , the rest are strictly for bragging rights within DeKalb………Why will all of 5A tune in Oct 11? ……. Playoff implecations, breaking It down further , which side of the Brackett will the Tigers reside……That’s it…….MR JAB ,TUCKER IS PROVEN OUTSIDE OF DEKALB , THE JAGS ARE NOT, THE REAL FOCUS IS ON THE TIGERS………Region 6 #1 will most like face either Ware ( coin flip) or NSWR/Warner Robins (3rd round)(at DeKalb)………Region 6 #2 will mostly face Kell 2nd round( at Kell ),if successful NSWR/Warner Robins 3rd round at the Mac…….Region 6 #3 and #4 will be one and done ,wont be able to keep up with Gville’s and the Branch offense……….Other key games with playoff implecations within 5A , Oct 18th Creekside/Whitewater……..Nov 1 NSWR/Warner Robins…….Nov 8th Gville/Branch…….TCC , Ware ,Allatoona and Kell I think will run the table in their respective regions…………Real simple

"THE CANNON RULES"

September 24th, 2013
2:38 pm

@ raiderfan…FOR LIFE!…

You are right about SOUTH PAULDING being loaded…they are averaging 49 points per game while ALLATOONA is averaging 46 points per game…the difference is over 4 games ALLATOONA has ONLY allowed 14 points in the ROME game while holding three teams scoreless!!! SOUTH PAULDING allowed ROME to score 35 and VILLA RICA to score 34 against them. That’s why I picked ALLATOONA over SOUTH PAULDING. This could easily come down to who has the ball last!

TICK…TICK…TICK…BOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOM!!!
GO RAIDERS!!!!

Reeze

September 24th, 2013
2:45 pm

JAG NATION SUPPORTER ………….I remember that one , and also the loss to Miller Grove , and the thrashing by the Ware Gators……….You and Jab need to understand that there is football outside DeKalb county……….The Jags hadn’t shown anyone one anything , the last 5 or 6 years one or two and done , why should we believe this year is different?

Reeze

September 24th, 2013
2:46 pm

Problems with server or PC didn’t realize that I posted twice

JAB

September 24th, 2013
3:31 pm

@ Reeze, come on man slow down on the “Apple juice” Lol., how do you have the audacity to say that “Stephenson is not proven outside of Dekalb!” LAST YEAR WAS THE JAGS BREAKTHROUGH YEAR!!! The JAGS has proven you and the rest of the state wrong of this last year; they was the first to beat you (TUCKER) last year and end your dominance, while you were ranked ahead of them. Stephenson won 2 games in the state playoff (ended that string of sayings “They can’t win in the playoffs”).

Stephenson went on the road and totally destroyed EP on their home field, then had to travel to WARE, but the QB went down in the second qtr. What are you talking???? This year Stephenson has gotten even stronger and better. What the real deal is that, the JAGS got you on your heels, no more Marist to deal with and an easy go to the playoffs, as was in the past. What you guys must realize is that, Stephenson was playing in the highest classification for several years, if they had been playing down with you, they would have probably won those two state championships away from you. Even after you won the state championship, who beat you in a scrimmage game? “THE JAGS”.

It will all be coming down on October 11th at Hallford stadium; I personally can’t wait to hush you little kitty cats up/ The JAGS are gonna shut you down. HERE LITTLE KITTY KITTY, HEAR OUR ROOOAAAR BUT FEEL GROOOOOOOWLLLL…

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

Hickory Dickory Doc
TUCKER is #1 “NOT”
on Oct 11th, The showdown begins
@ Stephenson will “WIN AGAIN”
Hickory Dickory Doc

JAB

September 24th, 2013
4:01 pm

@ Reeze and all of the other TUCKER fans, in fairness to our brother MLK, they were the best in Dekalb football last year. They were the reigning 6AAAAA region champs, I now MIGHTY LION KINGS is gonna eats this up! Lol., Now! “Enough said!” Lastly, This should hush you over zealous kitty cats up! Tucker was 3rd best last year. #1 mlk, #2 STEPHENSON, #3 TUCKER, #4 SWD…

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

Hickory Dickory Doc
TUCKER is #1 “NOT”
on Oct 11th, The showdown begins
@ Stephenson will “WIN AGAIN”
Hickory Dickory Doc

"THE CANNON RULES"

September 24th, 2013
4:13 pm

@ Reeze…

I don’t have a “Dog in this fight” BUT I can tell you this…Last year’s EAST PAULDING team was VERY good…They had shut teams down and Lit up the scoreboard ALL year…They beat Clarke Central in the 1st round of the playoffs and then welcomed STEPHENSON into “THE BONEYARD”
The First Half was close and it was 7 / 6 in favor of STEPHENSON at halftime.

Here’s where you better pay CLOSE attention…They went in and must have had a pep rally to beat all pep rally’s and their coach’s made every adjustment you could make as STEPHENSON came out and ran over and around EAST the entire 2nd half. It was like they had one team the 1st half and hid the other team that came out in the 2nd half! They whipped EAST like nobody had in the last few years, it was EMBARRASSING to say the least. HUMBLING to be beat like that on your home field! Don’t know how they look this year BUT last year’s team that came to “THE BONEYARD” was BIG, FAST, and definitely a PLAYOFF team!

DANG JAB…this was tough to post…LOL!

TICK…TICK…TICK…BOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOM!!!
GO RAIDERS!!!

5AReg6Fan

September 24th, 2013
4:32 pm

@JAB- FYI, Reeze is a long time NSWR Eagle supporter. You probably didn’t know this.

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

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

JAB

September 24th, 2013
4:51 pm

@ Thanks “THE CANNON RULES”, This years edition of the JAGS are bigger and stronger than last years team; they were young and in experiencelast year. Thanks for the love and good luck in your dog fight in region 5AAAAA… :)

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

Hickory Dickory Doc
TUCKER is #1 “NOT”
on Oct 11th, The showdown begins
@ Stephenson will “WIN AGAIN”
Hickory Dickory Doc

MHSRaider09

September 24th, 2013
5:12 pm

Boy, I feel sorry for whoever catch that 4th seed out of our region. Nobody wants to take a trip to Gainesville in the first round

JAB

September 24th, 2013
5:21 pm

@ 5AReg6Fan, thanks I didn’t know this,, as you know this is only my 2nd year to AAAAA blogs, as Stephenson was always playing up. I always gave them guys a fit up there, but then it was the entire south ga. gainging up on me Lol.,

I kinda wish Stephenson will play NSWR now. Okay Reeze, come get yourself some, no longer do you have TUCKER to deal with, our #2 or 3 team in region 6AAAAA, but you have now the BIG CAT that sits on top of the mountain and overlook TUCKER, MLK, & SWD; I’m talking about region 6AAAAA #1 POWER HOUSE, “STEPHENSON JAGGGGGUUUUUUUUARS…

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

Hickory Dickory Doc
now Northside Warner Robbins want a piece of the Rock
they think they’re a man
when they saw Stephenson, they ran
Hickory Dickory Doc

Hickory Dickory Doc
TUCKER is #1 “NOT”
on Oct 11th, The showdown begins
@ Stephenson will “WIN AGAIN”
Hickory Dickory Doc

MHSRaider09

September 24th, 2013
5:23 pm

I agree with Reeze as well. The rest of 5A would rather see the Jaguars than the Tigers. Not because they feel Tucker is the better team this year. Its because Tucker has talked the talk and backed it up numerous times over the years. With the exception of last year, who is really gona listen to anything a Stephenson supporter says? Its the same every year, with the exception of last year.

5AReg6Fan

September 24th, 2013
5:39 pm

Go back region 6 fans and re read Reeze posts, carefully. He is basically breaking down what are possibly 5A 2013 playoff matchup games. No, he does not make predictions on the outcome of these games, but our long time, (Tucker & NSWR) duels, have us season Tucker bloggers respect his insights. Expect more input from him, along with eaglenationrising (AKA ENR), blu Eagle, Gamer, Eagle4Life, etc, along with the stupidity that spoils out of graphite’s mouth, from the Eagles camp, as we move closer to the 2013 5A playoffs and State Championship run.

@Reeze – you know we Tucker fans know you well. (LOL) It’s good to hear from you – dawg and Good Luck with that ONE regular season game in Region 2 on 11/1. It will be business as usual as NSWR adds yet another REGION title and have the advantage of hosting another set 1st, 2nd & 3rd playoff home games at the famous MAC. (LOL) You know – Tucker is not afraid of making that short trip down I75, if it comes to that – I doubt it, not this year, buddy – our 2013 matchup is in the DOME, that’s saying if the Eagles get pass region 6 #2 (Jaguars). Don’t think I didn’t catch your beliefs for 5A regions 1, 3, 5, & 7 and who easily represents their #1 playoff teams, at this point in the season (September).

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

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

JAB

September 24th, 2013
5:56 pm

@ MHSRaiders09, that’s because Stephenson has been playing up with the big boys, Valdosta North Gwinnett, Parkview, Brookwood, Lowdnes, Camden County, Newnan, East Coweta etc. YOU GUYS JUST DON’T GET IT!!!, they ran the tables on you MAYS, TUCKER etc., just didn’t beat our nemesis MLK.

What you are saying is that, the JAGS were not respected because they were not playing in then AAAA. @ why are you talking MAYS supporter, what’s your excuse, you’ve been here, lets see what you do in the playoff, just don’t make our region look bad by getting blown away in the 1st round.

Don’t be illiterate on this blog, again last year was the JAGS 1st year in this classification, they came in 2nd place, won 2 games in the state playoff and probably would have advance to the state championship game hadn’t it been for their starting QB going down in the 2nd qtr.
CHEEEECZE…….

Hickory Dickory Doc
Now MAYS is temporarily on the top
played a depleated MLK team and won
but now comes the real deal & they’ll done
Hickory Dickory Doc..

itsonlywrite

September 24th, 2013
6:08 pm

cant wait to see who makes the trip up here(Gainesville). Gonna be a good game with a nice halftime show… lol

#ELEPHANTNATION

itsonlywrite

September 24th, 2013
6:12 pm

@JAB… it was our first year in this classification too… coming up from AAA.

#ELEPHANTNATION

MHSRaider09

September 24th, 2013
6:28 pm

You sound a tad bit upset JAB. Not once have you seen me post anything about Mays doing much in the playoffs. I know what my team does, or lack there of, in the playoffs, which is why I’m not speaking on it. I was simply agreeing as to what Reeze stated about teams being more eager to see Stephenson than Tucker. I already know Stephenson is a good team. No doubt in that. But please, let’s not talk illteracy on here. I don’t feel like going back and calling out all of your grammatical and sentence structure errors.

5AReg6Fan

September 24th, 2013
6:31 pm

Man, I got to love 5A supporters; you all get me in trouble with the boss, got to read what’s next from the fan support. 6A is top in GA HS classification, but 5A will and have challenged the BIG boys (i.e. NSWR, Stephenson, MLK, EP, Kell, etc.) With the addition of Stephenson & ML King, it can’t get any crazier. Hopefully, GHSA can maintain this relationship for years to come, because we fans of HS football have many years of our own individual team support and complete respect of the kids who play the game, a game we fans loved and possibly once participated. We lost “WarEagle” of Marist and “sportsnut” of Lovejoy; maybe we can have them back one day. 2013 5A championship run is starting to shape up – WHO WILL REIGN SURPREME???? Oh, my next sentence will tell you who sits on top in 2013.

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

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

MHSRaider09

September 24th, 2013
6:36 pm

I wish the best for everyone in our region come playoff time. That’s it.

JAB

September 24th, 2013
6:48 pm

@ MHSRaiders09, not going to get into a power struggle with ya, I’m better than that, but now you are hitting below the waiste my friend. My grammatical and sentence structure errors are due from me not proofreading before I hit submit. I’m a very fast typer, “Didn’t know that we were on here for grammar!” There are many on here whom make typo’s errors, even AJC. I’m a friendly blogger, as is most on this blog. My post are merely trash talk, nothing serious but I can see that you see it differently!

Hickory Dickory Doc
Now MAYS is temporarily on the top
played a depleated MLK team and won
but now comes the real deal & they’ll done
Hickory Dickory Doc..

MHSRaider09

September 24th, 2013
7:08 pm

Oh no, if you say its merely “trash talk” , then by all means, carry on brother. I do apologize if you felt offended by anything I’ve said. No need for all of that. Who do you guys have this week? I’d love to meet up at a game

JAB

September 24th, 2013
7:31 pm

We play SWD at Hallford this coming Friday, I always sit on the visitor side on top around 40 or 50 yrd line. It doesn’t matter to me who is playing, it’s easy access to memorial drive.

JAG NATION SUPPORTER

September 24th, 2013
7:34 pm

@MHSRaider09

Just make it to the playoffs(LOL)…….look at our history……….we are there ever year, haven’t won the big one yet, but our time is coming…………………….2013 STATE CHAMPS!!!! Everyone claims they would rather see Stephenson instead of Tucker. After Oct11 let’s see what the answer is then. And your coach knows us very well from his MLK days, we got the best of him and his team then and nothing will change this year. We hear how young Tucker were last year or as they say it, we were rebuilding. Well, at Stephenson, we dont rebuild WE RELOAD!!!!! To all in 5areg6 get ready to feel the wrath of the MIGHTY JAGUARS!!!!

MHSRaider09

September 24th, 2013
8:21 pm

@Jag Nation Supporter like I said, I know my school’s history. We aren’t a big playoff team. We’re just happy to get there in our great region. That’s a big honor in itself lol. But getting to the mountain aint the same as getting to the top of it! If you guys make it, trust and believe that I’ll be there cheering you guys on.

MIGHTY LION KING

September 24th, 2013
8:40 pm

OMG DO WE REALLY HAVE 3 MORE WKS TO SQUARE THIS REGION OFF 1NCE AND FOR ALL???? Its taking too long to get here!! Dont get me wrong i love blogging with you fellas, but i love watching the games in action more you know what i mean!! WELL…..AS ALWAYS….you know i beg to differ when it comes to some of the discussion on MLK perspective!! AND YOU KNOW i cast my vote for MLK on top of all others and the rest can fall in order as they come,BUT i wanna ask a? to all my professionals out here…BY NOW i know MLK is not your favorite but can you guys explain to me the chances of your team being the region champ and state champ??? AS I SEE IT, This is what MLK has to do to remain #1 in everybody’s heart!!

1.)MLK has to beat STEPHENSON,
2.)MLK has to beat TUCKER
3.)TUCKER AND STEPHENSON HAS TO BEAT MAYS!!!
4.) if the 3 SUPPOSELY works, this should hand us the region crown again
5.)We have to excell in playoffs..Treat every game as a STEPHENSON OR TUCKER GAME!!

TELL ME ABOUT YOUR TEAM??

LION NATION/ THE DOMINATION!!!!

MIGHTY LION KING

September 24th, 2013
8:56 pm

@ JAB!!! GREAT ACKNOWLEDGEMENT BRO!! We’ll do our best not to disappoint you again this yr, tho we lost to MAYS we still our very much alive!! As far as im concern, does a loss to MAYS makes us weak??? Nope, it possibly could make us stronger( what doesnt kill(yet defeats)you, makes you stronger!!! IM HOPIN for that rematch in playoffs against mays but i dont know how MAYS gonna handle being back in PLAYOFF position..YET ima say im nervous for STEPHENSON and TUCK when they play them..OVERALL MAYS looks nice..No particular standout player but valuable team effort goes along way as was showed in our matchup!!!!

LION NATION/ THE DOMINATION!!!!

King Fan

September 24th, 2013
9:12 pm

Mays caught MLK early. MLK was suffering on defense due to injuries which switched every single player’s position on defense that day. Don’t worry. You will get your money’s worth when MLK plays Stephenson and Tucker. Note: MLK looked sloppy with injuries and sidelined players all the way unto Stephenson and Tucker last year. That was the first two games with all the starters together. Both were wins. Don’t judge the King by the start, but by the finish. # MLK reeks Hell on Stephenson, Tucker, and everybody else who stands in the way of a CHAMPIONSHIP!!!!!

blu eagle

September 24th, 2013
9:15 pm

Whatever team comes out of region 6 it is gonna be like pick your poison with Tucker or Stephenson.Both teams are better than ever and the games I have watched, NSWR is O.K., but O.k. is not gonna get it done this year. We better get some easier teams so we can grow up some more during playoffs!

FridayNightLightsFan

September 24th, 2013
9:49 pm

Thanks for the article Chip..

Gamer

September 24th, 2013
10:02 pm

TO: JAB and 5ARegFan: On 11 October 2013, NSWR travels to play Grovetown. While I love my Eagles—this guy will be at Halliford Stadium for the showdown of showdowns. I will wear a neutral color so I can blend in on both sides. If room permits I will sit a half on each side. I tilt towards Tucker because I have family members that graduated from THS.

JAB

September 25th, 2013
5:33 am

@ Gamer, you are a real trooper, these blogs are just for us to express our luv for high school football. The trash talk is just for the fun of it! When Stephenson was playing up, I found myself occasionally traveling to South Georgia and other counties to see other top teams play.

I hope these bloggers don’t take me seriously, nothing personal just mere “Trash Talk!” In person I’m one of the most easy going, friendly guy that you’ll ever meet… (smile) :)

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

JAB

September 25th, 2013
5:41 am

@ Gamer, I encourage you to get there early, because you will have a big problem with parking, a packed out house. I’d wish you will come early and participate in the Stephenson tailgate party, you will think that you are at a Falcons tailgate party. Lol., that’s the way the JAGS do it!!! :)

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

JAB

September 25th, 2013
5:51 am

@ MIGHTY LION KING, I agree with you to disagree my man! Mays is not that strong, I’ve watched them play against you guys and SWD, not very discipline, some big guys but they give out of steam, as they did against SWD. They (MAYS) can’t hold a lead, SWD is very small, they have a decent QB, but I see Stephenson putting him on his back! Lets face it ma man MLK is not as strong as they were a year ago. It’s nothing to hold your head down, being the 3rd or 4th best in our powerful region.

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

raiderfan...FOR LIFE!

September 25th, 2013
6:07 am

i was also at the EAST PAULDING STEPHENSON game last year and they manhandled my boys, thought no way anybody is beating STEPHENSON,could’nt believe they got shut out the next week at WARE CO.

RAIDER SPY IN THE SKY

September 25th, 2013
6:57 am

We got out played and out Coached in the Stephenson game last year.

BcS2010

September 25th, 2013
7:43 am

Ok these comments are getting to me now but I love the trash talk! Come October 11 Stephenson fans will shut up!! Y’all think tucker is like we were last year! We are not the same team. We are not that young! Y’all jaguar fans are happy that y’all went to the 3rd round last year, us tucker fans are still upset because the 3rd round is not good enough. Stop talking about how Stephenson played in the highest classification because the lovejoy wildcats moved up and made it to the championship!! Classification is only about the size of the school so that excuse means nothing! STEPHENSON WILL NOT GET RESPECT UNTIL IT IS EARNED!! Y’all just can’t win the big game! Y’all and Mlk act like y’all just blew tucker out! Despite us have a rebuilding team, a new coach, both of y’all still only won by a touchdown.. Come on we are BIGGER,FASTER,OLDER,MORE EXPERIENCED soo stop. Somebody stated Stephenson would win 31-14.. That might be the dumbest thing I’ve heard I’m my life!!
On to something else, Stephenson fans of course teams would rather play y’all in the playoffs rather than Tucker! We have 2 championships, 2 final 4 appearances and a 3rd round appearance( which Stephenson fans are so proud of) in 5 years out of 6 of the after bill Ballard era at Tucker! We have had 3 undefeated regular seasons in that span! To say it nicely we are more proven and EVERYBODY knows this except for Stephenson.
I respect the Stephenson program but lets be honest y’all are the most underachieving team in GA! Y’all are like the Atlanta falcons! Great regular seasons and find a way to lose in the playoffs and every big game they play!
The rest of 5A the only teams who I think can compete for state besides my region 6 brothers(Ml king and Stephenson) are NSWR, Gainsville, ware county( if they have home field) 5A is a little down overall in my opinion and the sleeper is Kell but they never win the big games either.

Reeze

September 25th, 2013
8:35 am

@Blu Eagle…………The Eagles are young ,but still pretty good…….I can’t count them out just yet……..Solid on both front lines ……Run Def is good……. I don’t think anyone can stop Smith and Jordan……..Pass attack and Pass Def is my concern……..we’ll have to check out their progress, just this schedule sucks ……I hope for another region next cycle………..Remember we lost a lot in 08 , We were only projected to win 5 or 6 games in 09 in region 1 with Lowndes and the rest ……….We won the region and played 15

JAG NATION SUPPORTER

September 25th, 2013
8:35 am

@BcS2010

I made that 31-14 prediction!!!!! You Tucker fans talk all this mess about championships, undefeated seasons and so forth……..When it came down to yall playing Stephenson or MLK, teams with just as much talent if not more than Tucker, YOU LOST, plain and simple. Stop crying, cause like I said, STEPHENSON will win the Region & State Championship before Tucker……….dont make excuses………..when we lost to MG last year no excuses were made here, although there were certain circumstances during that game……once again, plain and simple we lost, just like at WARE COUNTY. As long as Stephenson plays the way they are capable of, NO ONE IN 5A SCARES US!!

Reeze

September 25th, 2013
8:45 am

@JAB……………Don’t get me wrong , I would love to see the Jags put one in the case……The point that I was trying to make……….We know what Tucker brings to the table………..Not sure what the Jags will bring…………If this is the year the Jags will bring , so be it ,we welcome it………. The great thing about Stephenson is the fact that they prepare our young kids for the next level better than anyone………..It would be icing on the cake for the Jags hoist a trophy

rwdekalb

September 25th, 2013
10:03 am

The winner of Tucker-Stephensen will definitely be a favorite to win it all. I believe there were approx 10000 people who came to watch preseason game between these two teams a couple years ago. Better get there early to get decent parking.

rwdekalb

September 25th, 2013
10:18 am

@MHSRaider09. Is the Mays quarterback a senior. Mays will be tough for any team if he is not chased out of the pocket. Mays can strike very quickly when he gets time, always giving them a chance to come back if behind or extend lead in close game. But the biggest test of where they really are as a team will be against Tucker and Stephenen who will be battling for number one seed when they meet.

MHSRaider09

September 25th, 2013
11:17 am

@rwdekalb I’m not 100 percent sure, but I believe he is a junior. But yea I love that we have Stephenson and Tucker in back to back weeks. Last two games of the regular season. To be honest, I’d love to beat both of them, but seeing as I’m not living in a fantasy world, I know those are our two toughest games. Played Stephenson close last year, but all they did was rebuild so I hope that’s a good game. We’ve been dealing with Tucker for years, going back to when I was in high school at Mays. We owe them a loss lol. I can only remember us beating them once. A 14-7 victory at Lakewood in 06 I believe. Looking forward to both games

JAB

September 25th, 2013
12:05 pm

@ BcS2010, Stephenson can’t win the big game????? Hummmm! Wasn’t it a big game, in that packed out house with approx. 10,000 people at Hallford, when Stephenson beat you and dethrone your reign??? Let’s be real, If you know anything about Stephenson in the playoffs, while loosing in the state’s highest classification and let’s be real. They had coaching problems, true they’ve always had lots of talent, but when you look at the history of Georgia High School Football, AAAAAA has the best quality coaches, the schools are bigger, with the most community support and $$.

Not making any excuses, but the JAGS simply were out coached, they lost many games by either a last minute field goal or a touchdown, mainly field goals. When you guys say that; “What have Stephenson done”, isn’t AJC sports our state’s sporting newspaper? AJC records every year that the JAGS had made the playoffs 15 consecutive seasons, every year since they’ve came into region play, the JAGS have either won their region or came in 2nd place and I’m talking about all of the region changes.

Again you guys need to stop and give STEPHENSON some love, every year when they’ve lost in the playoffs by South Ga. teams you should have seen the scare from the beginning of the game, I’ve always sat on the visitor side and watch & listen to their reactions. their celebration was always in relief of nipping the JAGS. I’ve always wonder why Coach Gartrell elected to play up, instead of playing down where they were more suited. Last year showed that the JAGS belongs and are suited for AAAAA.

@ Stephenson didn’t get manhandled by “WARE”, wasn’t at the game but listen to it on Ware radio, all they talked about was how big, talented and strong the JAGS were. Stephenson QB went down at the end of the 2nd qtr. in that game, they brought in their young QB who had no experience, they were inside the 5 yd. line and he threw a interception. The JAGS never recovered the rest of the night after their QB went down.

But when you look at it, how many HS Football programs exception of Valdosta has had the talent, put more D1 players into college, win win win every year like Stephenson? I guarantee you, it will be a very short list. No disrespect to the TUCKER program, but I remember (ALL) of the great teams that they had, and not to forget the talented RB Patrick Pass, but they folded either to Lakeside, St Pius or Marist.

I looked in the Archives, and Tucker has been in existence since 1918,but only won their 1st State football championship in 2011. NSWR has been in existence since 1963, But only won it’s 1st Football State championship 2006. Gainesville HS built in 1882, but only won it’s 1st State Football championship last year; I can go on but I hope you get my point..

I tip my hat to the Stephenson coaches & staff for building a strong respected program; opened in 1996, 15 consecutive winning season, ranked in the top 10 every year, currently ranked #2 in AJC rankings, leading the state in D1 players over the last 5 years, on their way to their 1st state championship for the 2013 season. WOW! And a shot out to you too MLK for your accomplishments…

NOT RELATED TO FOOTBALL BUT THE JAGS DO HAVE 2 GIRLS STATE BASKETBALL CHAMPIONSHIP & A TRACK STATE CHAMPIONSHIP IN IT’S YOUNG LIVE PROGRAM…

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

JAB

September 25th, 2013
12:16 pm

@ My last post was to not meant to discredit any high school program in Georgia, but to show you the great accomplishments of a young successful program…:)

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

wolverine

September 25th, 2013
12:25 pm

injuries are hurting miller grove this year