South Paulding takes lead in 5-AAAAA; Stephenson, Tucker set up huge showdown

Here are some of the things we learned about Class AAAAA on Friday:

- There’s a new leader in 5-AAAAA: South Paulding took over sole possession of first place in Region 5 with a 48-45 victory against seventh-ranked Allatoona. Quarterback Chandler Burks passed for 395 yards and four touchdowns and ran for two TDs for the Spartans, who are seeking the first playoff berth in the program’s eight-year history. Allatoona fell into a tie for second place with North Paulding and East Paulding. The Spartans have another important game next weekend when they travel to North Paulding.

- The battle of 1 vs. 2 is set: Top-ranked Tucker and No. 2 Stephenson took care of business on Friday to set up the huge DeKalb County matchup at Hallford Stadium on Oct. 11 (the region has next weekend off). Tucker beat Lakeside-DeKalb 56-7 for its 13th consecutive victory in the series, scoring at least 50 points for the sixth time in the past seven meetings. Stephenson built a big early lead and cruised to a 35-7 victory against Southwest DeKalb, which is off to a 1-4 start for the first time since the 1970 team went 1-9.

- McIntosh deserves some credit: The Chiefs rallied from a 21-7 halftime deficit to beat Mundy’s Mill 28-27 and improve to 5-0 for the first time in the program’s 32-year history. Granted, McIntosh’s first five opponents have a combined record of 4-16, but one more victory will assure the Chiefs of their first winning record since 1995 and tie the school record for wins in a season. McIntosh, which opens region play against Whitewater, was 4-1 at the halfway point last season but won just one game the rest of the way.

- Fitzgerald shows he’s worth the attention: Richmond Hill quarterback Nick Fitzgerald came into Friday’s game against Glynn Academy without eye-popping numbers, but the Mississippi State commitment came up big in a 47-28 victory in Region 3. Fitzgerald rushed for 162 yards, passed for 90 yards and had a hand in seven touchdowns (five rushing, two passing), according to the Savannah Morning News. Richmond Hill finished in a tie for second place in the region with Glynn Academy and Effingham County last year.

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DeeDawg

September 28th, 2013
10:10 am

Stephenson will take care of Tucker again. Tucker can’t match the size and skill of Stephenson’s players. It will be like running into a brick wall for Tucker. I give the edge to Stephenson’s talented defense over the quickness of Tucker’s offense. 35-10 Stephenson. Go JAGS!!

"THE CANNON RULES"

September 28th, 2013
11:48 am

Last night EAST continued to improve and played a more complete game than in previous weeks, Kicking game looked good and the Defense played better. VILLA RICA’s girl kicker provided a funny moment as her field goal attempt was blocked and she recovered it then ran into a group of VILLA RICA & EAST players but they all just stood around not sure what to do as no one seemed willing to tackle or hit her!! That was a funny moment…

Here is how I had the games in our Region going in:

“THE CANNON RULES” take on last nights games were as follows:

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

So I went 2 / 2 as SOUTH PAULDING and ALLATOONA had the expected DOG FIGHT and in overtime SOUTH PAULDING came out the winner…Also ROME went to NEW MANCHESTER and came away with a win so that has REGION 5AAAAA looking like this:

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

EAST is off this coming week and a game that will tell a lot on how the Region shapes up has SOUTH PAULDING traveling to NORTH PAULDING…With EAST off I plan to be at this game, it should be a good one.

EAST is a different team with our starting Senior QB back in control, with last night’s game under his belt and a week off to rest up and heal more Mitchell Webb should be good to go for the HIRAM game at “THE BONEYARD” on Oct. 11th! The EAST Defense looked much better last night and with Mitchell running the Offense again EAST can feel much better about the upcoming games against SOUTH PAULDING and ALLATOONA!

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

BcS2010

September 28th, 2013
2:32 pm

@DeeDawg… Lol 35-10???… I’m 100% sure u havnt seen Tucker this year!! There’s no way Stephenson scores 35 points on our defense!!! Tucker wins by double digits!

JAB

September 28th, 2013
6:36 pm

All I can say is buy your tickets early, get your popcorn fresh, and let the games begin. The most talked about, trash talking, High school game of the year in Georgia will be on Oct. 11th. Note: I’m not making any predictions like TuckerDAD or any others, but the fact that my JAGS will win, I don’t know if Dallas Rivers will Shub it down their throat, or the defense will hold them scoreless while Stephenson prize kicker kicks field goals, or a last minute field goal. All I can say is that assure you just like I did last year, Stephenson will win again…!!!

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

Hickory Dickory Doc
Tucker is #1 “NOT”
On October 11th they think they will win,
but Stephenson Jaguars will stomp them again
Hickory Dickory Dochere

Dboy

September 29th, 2013
8:52 am

5AAAAA looks so weak..They don’t play real football over there at those school. Those athletes can’t matchup with Dekalb players. Demographics don’t allow for it. Cannon rules I know it must be hard every year to get your hopes up only to fail miserably ever year!! For the record I will be on you for the rest of the year after that stunt you pulled that I might add did not work

Dboy

September 29th, 2013
8:54 am

So Cannon Rules you got two choices either develop thick skin or tuck your tail and leave these blogs permanently. Your choice

Realist123

September 29th, 2013
3:16 pm

@Stephenson & Tucker Bloggers………….The blogging can be very entertaining and is proof that these two schools have very strong fan bases; however, you are coming off as “haters” when you start naming these kids on the blog coupled with negative comments about them. In defense of the kids that you all claim to respect and like as very good players, keep the negativity about what they can’t do, would’nt do or what they did poorly previously out of the blogging.

Many of you probably played football at some stage in your lives and as you know, its about getting the proper training, coaching and conditioning plus having “heart” when faced with adversity. This applies to the players as well as the coaching staff. So, be careful with your predictions; they should be fun but dont bring personal attacks against the kids when trying to make your points.

For the record, both kids referenced as transfering from Tucker are very good kids. They both have been fortunate to get their early tutelage from a collection of very good Tucker coaches and Stephenson will now benefit from that training. But to both Tucker and Stephenson supporters, don’t let the first 5 games cause you to lose sense of reality. Georgia HS football is loaded with talent from 1A through 6A. That means nothing if “coaching-up” doesnt happen. Any talented kid can look great against weak opponents. You should’nt assume that stats received from playing weaker opponents mean a thing. It is merely an indicator of what “could” happen if the opponent “goes to sleep”…….hopefully none of you on this blog is a coach, so I dont expect any of these two teams folding or sleeping on Oct. 11th. If one of these teams comes in over-confident, it’ll be a wrap!

This should be a good game but don’t expect the epic performances usually seen when NSWR and Tucker square off in the playoffs. I have watched both teams already and believe on any given night, Tucker or Stephenson can beat any team in 5A or 6A for that matter. These two teams are loaded with talent straight to the bench. They are actually that good, but they arent equally matched. Both have glaring weaknesses in differing places.

It’s gonna come down to which coach can expose the other’s most. In this situation, I give the edge to the coaches at Tucker. Simply look back to last season’s playoff at NSWR where Tucker was 38 secs from advancing past NSWR when Tucker’s prevent-defense got the best of them and led to giving up a late lead. It’s evident already that Lamar has learned tremendously from that lesson; the same mistake his predecssor made in the 2007 playoffs against the same school NSWR. But just like his predecessor, Frank Stephens did after a tough 2007 playoff loss, he has returned with more aggressive and smart play calling. Tucker’s issue will be protecting the ball against a stingy Stephenson defense.

In 3 games that I have watched for Stephenson in 2013, I have yet to see any coaching growth from the loss to Ware in last year’s playoffs. The team was definitelty headed in the right direction last year; so much so that I expected them to beat Ware and at a minimum come back with the same form that finally got them to quiet the critics. Then when I heard they got the two transfers from Tucker, I thought whoa it’s a wrap in Reg 6-5A; but I worry when I hear two cross-town transfers show up and immediately establish themselves as the best on each side of the ball and even worse, the team they left doesnt seem to flinch or miss a beat. Even so, Stephenson is “crazy-talented” on each side of the ball.

Will the game come down to the heart of the players or the coaches cerebral level? I’ll be in the stands watching with a keen eye to see who has more “umph” to represent our region better in this year’s playoffs………………….That is what both of you shouldbe playing for–CHAMPIONSHIPS– and not who beat who year-in and year-out. If you think that means anything…ask Gainesville!!!

Gamer

September 29th, 2013
7:16 pm

Realist123: That was long but I won’t complain about truths.

Dekalb Watcher

September 29th, 2013
7:48 pm

@TheCannonRules Did she score a td, or just run out of bounds?

Noneya

September 29th, 2013
9:05 pm

No way McIntosh is 32 years old.

Sportsnut

September 29th, 2013
11:40 pm

@ Realist123 == Well stated.

DeeDawg

September 30th, 2013
3:40 am

Good post @Realist123

"THE CANNON RULES"

September 30th, 2013
5:44 am

TO AJC / : CHIP SAYE—

You know my post and my posting history…I have NEVER personally attacked another poster in ANY manner…I have posted WIN or LOSE about our games and others now for YEARS! BUT I ask your help in explaining the BLOG rules to another poster…screen name: Dboy. Dboy has launched a campaign of harassment, threats and false post both under his screen name and under my screen name as well as several others. Below find his most recent attack post…

1) Dboy
September 29th, 2013
8:52 am

5AAAAA looks so weak..They don’t play real football over there at those school. Those athletes can’t matchup with Dekalb players. Demographics don’t allow for it. Cannon rules I know it must be hard every year to get your hopes up only to fail miserably ever year!! For the record I will be on you for the rest of the year after that stunt you pulled that I might add did not work

2) Dboy
September 29th, 2013
8:54 am

So Cannon Rules you got two choices either develop thick skin or tuck your tail and leave these blogs permanently. Your choice

CHIP, I Will Not respond directly to this type poster as I know the BLOG rules, Thanks in advance for your help…

“THE CANNON RULES”

"THE CANNON RULES"

September 30th, 2013
6:02 am

@ Dekalb Watcher…

It was funny, NO she was attempting a 42 yard FG that they said would have been a State Record for a female kicker, but the kick was blocked. She picked it up and ran straight ahead which put her into a group of VILLA RICA players as well a a number of EAST PAULDING players. Play literally stopped as VR players tried to protect her and make sure no one hit her while the EAST players seemed unsure what to do as well and just basically stood around.

This brings up several questions…With VILLA RICA having a female kicker and I have been told SOUTH PAULDING also has a female kicker how will this be handled in the future?

Do the guys treat and tackle her same as the boys, which of course risk her getting hurt?

Based on the VR players reaction (and it’s completely understood) they went into “protection mode” so IF another team tackles her and her teammates retaliate for her being hit is this going to be a penalty? I can all but guarantee you the refs WILL NOT KNOW HOW TO HANDLE THIS…

What IF she had picked the ball up and RAN with it, same question…How will she be treated?

Obviously this girl CAN play and kick well…she had not missed many to this point BUT is there to be a separate set of rules for the girls even though they are playing a game, “politically correct” aside designed for and mostly played by the guys.

I am interested to see what others think about this…

TICK…TICK…TICK…BOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOM!!!

GO RAIDERS!!!! Currently 4 / 1 and # 4 in 5AAAAA

HS Football

September 30th, 2013
8:43 am

I will be looking forward to the Stephenson & Tucker game I will be there extra early probably be looking at the first game @ Hallford.

graphite

September 30th, 2013
9:04 am

I just hope Ralf sends the best officials to work this Tkr.-Step. game.There are good one’s out there and,not so good one’s too.

Hardhat 53

September 30th, 2013
9:16 am

JAB

September 30th, 2013
10:54 am

@ HS Football, the Stephenson/Tucker game will be packed out, but I don’t think that there’s another game before that one; do get there early because it’s hard tp find a parking place once the lots full up!

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

Hickory Dickory Doc
Tucker is #1 “NOT”
On October 11th they think they will win,
but Stephenson Jaguars will stomp them again
Hickory Dickory Doc

HS Football

September 30th, 2013
12:29 pm

@JAB, Lithonia vs Marist game is on the same day 5:15 @ Hallford. I will be there to support my god son who is in band @ Lithonia.

Mr. Johnson

September 30th, 2013
1:25 pm

DeeDawg

Stephenson won’t score in the 30’s on Tucker.. It will be close and I’m taking Stephenson by 3.. 19-16

Reeze

September 30th, 2013
1:52 pm

The only way to beat Tucker is to stop their round attack and have a good passing attack……..I just don’t feel the Jags has enough …….Tucker35 Jags 21

Al-E-Cat

September 30th, 2013
2:19 pm

Dboy…5AAAAA has matched in recent history. A point of reference – ALLATOONA beat MLK last year. There are athletes all over GA! Yes, I will agree that the region is down this year but don’t let it fool you. Heart and courage win more games in HS football. That’s what makes this level and sport so great. The CANNON tells it like it is.

A Fan

September 30th, 2013
2:40 pm

I know this will probably draw some strong response but these female kickers put theirselves into their current positions. They knew going it that there was a chance they might get hit or tackled if they decided to run the ball as in fri. nights game at V.R. You can’t put a girl on the field with a bunch of guys and tell or expect them not to do what they are trained to do. Now obviously I don’t want anyone to get hurt but it happens all the time and these girls and their teammates need to expect that it could happen to them. If they are worried about getting injured they should stay off the field.

"THE CANNON RULES"

September 30th, 2013
3:31 pm

@ Al-E-Cat…

Thanks for the post…We hear this every year and as you said ALLATOONA beat MLK last year on the road…EAST has beat SWD in 2011, MAYS in 07, and CLARKE CENTRAL TWICE once in Athens and once in “THE BONEYARD”, then EAST lost last year to STEPHENSON and NORTH PAULDING lost to TUCKER.

Region 5AAAAA is VERY competitive and VERY equally matched…just look at the Region right now a 1/2 game separates # 1 from # 4…

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@ A FAN…

That’s my take and was the talk in the stands around us last Friday night BUT my question is still, How is her TEAMMATES going to take her getting hit?…Will they retaliate?…What will the Refs do if and when she is hit?…What will the refs do to the players who go after the team that hits her and to the players that retaliate? Friday night you could clearly see, THEY DID NOT KNOW WHAT TO DO!!!

TICK…TICK…TICK…BOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOM!!!

GO RAIDERS!!! Currently 4 / 1 and # 4 in 5AAAAA

JAB

September 30th, 2013
6:35 pm

@ thanks HS Football, I hate that they are having another game before this big showdown, parking is going to be extra hard now. I guess I’ll have to bring my tent and camp out Lol., @ I’m not ready to get on 5AAAAA, ‘THE CANNON RULES”, is my partner right now on these blogs, but our top two (Stephenson & Tucker) is definitely better than their top two (SP & Allatoona); Tucker is (ALL) on my mind, just want to shut these kitty cats up again just like Stephenson did last year. Don’t care how fast they are on Offense, Stephenson is stacked on defense.

A good defense beats a solid offense any day of the week, our D! players are hungry! The school is serving tiger meat, they are eating tiger meat at home, the coaches are serving them beat up tiger meat Lol., They are dreaming tiger meat, so about the time Oct 11th gets here, they (Stephenson would have totally eat up all the tiger meat in the county. so when they meet on the field, the JAGS will be ready to take their last bite out of the tigers and digest them out of their system.

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

Hickory Dickory Doc
Tucker is #1 “NOT”
On October 11th they think they will win,
but Stephenson Jaguars will stomp them again
Hickory Dickory Doc

High 5

September 30th, 2013
6:41 pm

Why is there a huge parking deck behind Hallford Stadium but Georgia Perimeter College does not let the high schools use it for big games? If the County was smart, they would build a large stadium on all that wasted land over by Stone Crest Mall!!!!!!

JAB

September 30th, 2013
6:48 pm

@ High 5, your guess is good as mine, with that, you should run for Dekalb CEO. ????? # Reeze let me change your wordings around just a little because I think had the teams mixed up when you typed your post. I know bruh, you were thinking Stephenson but type Tucker!! “The only way to beat (Stephenson)is to stop their round attack and have a good passing attack……..I just don’t feel the Tigers has enough …….Jags35 Tigers 21

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

Hickory Dickory Doc
Tucker is #1 “NOT”
On October 11th they think they will win,
but Stephenson Jaguars will stomp them again
Hickory Dickory Doc

ATL...

September 30th, 2013
6:54 pm

High 5- A lot of ppl are not aware that when KING was built it was in the plans to build a the school large stadium in Lithonia-Arabia Mountain area. But those plan changed and never revisited…

High 5

September 30th, 2013
6:59 pm

@ Hardhat 53 -

I read the article and I feel your pain, but I must admit, there is something about those Catholic League schools! I grew up in Washington DC and they have Catholic League teams there also and every year the schools from top to bottom have talented, hard working and disciplined players with great coaching!
Don’t get me wrong, I would take the top 4 teams from Region 5, 6 any day but from teams 1 to 10 I might have to give that edge to the Catholic Leagues. Imagine a League with 8 to 10 teams with the caliber of Marist or ST Pius playing every week?

TopTiger

September 30th, 2013
8:48 pm

@jab All that talk will come to a end after coach Lamar bring them Tigers to Hallford on OCT 11th. Please tell your defense to get a lot of rest because it’s going to be a long night for them. The trash you are talking about eating Tiger we all know that Jaguars are afraid of Tigers just like you and your team LOL. WE ARE TUCKER

"THE CANNON RULES"

October 1st, 2013
6:09 am

@ High 5…If DeKalb Cty. would stop worrying about “one school having more than another” and let EACH school have it’s OWN stadium they would solve the problem OVERNIGHT! Booster clubs and the surrounding community would get on board and the kids would have a larger sense of pride in playing TRUE HOME GAMES! BUT not good ole DeKalb they want to be sure they have their hands in EVERY dollar possible! and before someone starts the argument about one school over another don’t go there…the county would and CAN budget to build similar cost and style stadiums at each school THEN if the school itself thru SELF FUNDED $$$$ chooses to ADD to the facility thru 100% internal $$$ then that is up them them AND GOOD FOR THEM!!! Larger concessions (that raise more $$$ for the program) larger weight rooms and / or training facilities (again financed internally), additional seating, etc.

This system works in virtually EVERY OTHER county…look at COBB they have older and newer facilities, smaller and larger schools BUT thru SPLOSH $$$ voted in by the residents they raised dollars to put the SAME type playing surface on EVERY field in the county a few years ago so the PLAYING field is virtually equal in EVERY county stadium.

This works in smaller communities as wel;l as the mega counties…PAULDING has 5 High Schools and each have their own stadium…JAB came to EAST last year, he can tell you while not the largest by any means “THE BONEYARD” makes a nice facility for the kids to play in.

You can check out this link if you like:
ajc.com/news/news/local/cobb-school-system-defends-new-turf-at-schools/nQcMp/

@ JAB…

I agree about the Defense shutting down a good offense…to a point…In last years EAST playoff with STEPHENSON…EAST came in averaging 41+ points per game but could only manage 2 FG’s as the STEPHENSON “D” harassed the EAST QB ALL night which thru the game plan off forcing more quick throws and short runs.

TICK…TICK…TICK…BOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOM111

GO RAIDERS!!!…Currently 4 / 1 and # 4 in 5AAAAA

HS Football

October 1st, 2013
8:12 am

@ High 5 That would be great to have a stadium at the StoneCrest Mall area to accommodate the schools in the area. We need more 2 sided stadium for big games as well.

JAB

October 1st, 2013
9:07 am

Yeah! Stonecrest area would be a very nice area to build a two sided stadium in Dekalb. I’m no longer a residence in Dekalb, but if I was I would petition the board to build one… @ “THE CANNON RULES!” Your statement is true about “Dekalb should allow school to have their own stadiums”, don’t want to give out too much information about myself on here, but while I was a residence others & myself has always said the same thing.

@ THE CANNON RULES!” You right, I was very impressed with the “Bone Yard” facilities when I visited there last year in the playoffs against Stephenson. Many parents and booster’s clubs in Dekalb would rally behind the fact in having their own stadium, the money could be made, all of the professional Alumni’s who could donate to their Alma mater. CANNON with these kinds of statements, you making it real hard for me to be a critic against EP. Lol., I guess if we end up playing each other again, I going to have a Stephenson flag in one hand and an EP in another hand.

TICK…TICK…TICK…BOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOM, THE CANNON RULES SCORES HIGH IN JAB BOOK OF HONOR (MY CROSS TOWN STEP BROTHER):)

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

Hickory Dickory Doc
Tucker is #1 “NOT”
On October 11th they think they will win,
but Stephenson Jaguars will stomp them again
Hickory Dickory Doc

TopTiger

October 1st, 2013
9:20 am

@Canon Rules yes at Dekalb county the schools do need their own stadium we all know this, but we make due of what we have and i must say that we are doing a great job. When you talk about football in the state Georgia trust me you hear these 3 schools names as a great football programs and you don’t want to face them come playoff time and they are( Tucker,Stephenson,and MLK)A stadium don’t make a team, players make a stadium and East Paulding and North Paulding know this 1st hand from last year. WE ARE TUCKER

RealisticFan

October 1st, 2013
9:44 am

@TopTiger

Not to leave out MLKs and Allatoona playing in the same round also. Or did you leave that out because thats the game Reg6 lost to Reg5 ? A little freudian omission their I think. :)

Tiger4Life

October 1st, 2013
9:46 am

Just something to ponder on…

At the end of the first Qtr against Lakeside for Tucker and Stephenson

Stephenson 0
Lakeside 0

Tucker 35 with a running clock to start the 2nd qtr
Lakeside 0

If you can’t start out the gate fast you will be in trouble…

WE ARE TUCKER

RealisticFan

October 1st, 2013
9:59 am

@Cannon,

About the female kicker. Personally I think you are being a bit insulting to that player. She is part of that team, and wants to score and win just as badly as her teammates. I guarantee she knows the risks and accepts them freely. She would and should be pissed off if the other team refused to tackle her, but would happily run it in for a TD if she could. It is a football player playing football.

Am I being cold….nope. I consider myself quite chivalrous, and yes her teammates might react a little, but deep down I’m guessing she’d welcome mixing it up a bit. I was a kicker many decades ago, and I hated being called ‘the kicker’. I did all the running and drills everyone else did, it was always ready to prove my worth and toughness……I’m sure she doesnt like the term ‘the female kick’ one bit, and would order ‘football player’

RealisticFan

October 1st, 2013
10:19 am

I “RealisticFan” am not “Realist123″………..he/spells a lot better than me.

TOP TIGER

October 1st, 2013
11:34 am

@Realisticfan yes i did leave out Allatoona and they beat MLK but you need to know MLK had some key players out at that time. The Tigers didn’t get a chance to play Allatoona but we all know that the out come would have been if we had played them. We did play Allatoona in Basketball last year in the sweet sixteen and of course you know we whip that butt. Now lets get back to football on the girl kicker i’m sure the coaches came to her because they didn’t have anyone that can kick in that school. i’m sure she don’t have to worry about get tackle hard because she’s in reigon 5AAAAA now if she was in region 6AAAAA that’s another story. WE ARE TUCKER

Chase

October 1st, 2013
12:53 pm

Many of the Region 6AAAAA bloggers forget that a team is not key players or your D1 prospects. Football is a team sport. Y’all might have excellent athletes but our guys do their jobs. Region 6AAAAA might be tough but when it comes down to it, when us(region5AAAAA) math up with region 6AAAAA its a great game. If I remember correctly its tied between the two in meetings in the playoffs. Both regions are great! I also feel that region 6AAAAA’s top team are a little talked up. Simply cause everyone blog/talk’s about them. They are fantastic teams but they are not what everyone says, they can be beat just like anyone else. Looking forward to the battle for 1st place in region 5AAAAA this week as South Paulding takes on North Paulding. Gonna be a great game as last year it went into double OT and North pulling it out. It’s got all the makings for it to happen again! If you come you better bring ear plugs as the North crowd will be loud as well as South’s crowd.

5AReg6Fan

October 1st, 2013
2:13 pm

@Realist123 – VERY good post and well said…

All the comments around DeKalb teams and football facilities are great and just that conversation. Beside the vision and implementation of new schools, the county continued with the outdated shared stadium concepts and now each of the DeKalb schools are LAND LOCK. There is no land to build a stadium at ANY of the county schools, unless you take away for the other outdoor facilities, i.e. baseball and softball. I do see ONE immediate upgrade the county could provide its schools; establish lights on their practice fields. This is an out of pocket expense for the school’s booster programs, to bring in portable lighting systems as the season changes into fall and winter. As a past officer in Tucker’s booster club, I could state many items that can be planned, developed, and implemented at ALL of our schools, in support of football development and training.

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

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

"THE CANNON RULES"

October 1st, 2013
2:16 pm

@ RealisticFan…

Don’t take apart my post with how I addressed the player…My entire point was that the PLAYER was female and that she was the KICKER, I was curious on what the other posters thought about the situation. It was a small issue Friday night and YES I am also sure she would LOVE to have picked up the blocked punt and ran it in for a TD.

IF SHE HAD that is my entire point…Will she be treated any differently by her teammates, the Refs, or the other team and should she? I agree 100% with you that SHE should not BUT the fact remains Friday night she was. I don’t mean to and was not in any way trying to insult the female player just wanted some constructive conversation on what others thought. Thanks!

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@ TOP TIGER…

You know I try REAL HARD on this blog not to insult anyone or to “cross a line” when I post about a team BUT your comment ” i’m sure she don’t have to worry about get tackle hard because she’s in reigon 5AAAAA” insults every team in the Region. Yes EAST lost to a better team last year in STEPHENSON but I can tell you that a LOT of hard hitting was going on. EAST has beat MAYS and SWD in past years also and has a hard hitting “D”.

I don’t know that anyone is coming on here and saying Region 6AAAAA doesn’t have good teams my stadium comment was about how DeKalb could solve the issue of scheduling multiple games on the same day at the same stadium as well as instill MORE pride in the students by having their own facilities. I grew up in DeKalb County years ago and we played at Panthersville stadium when it was NEW!

TICK…TICK…TICK…BOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOM!!!

GO RAIDERS!! Currently 4 / 1 and # 4 in 5AAAAA

TOP TIGER

October 1st, 2013
3:07 pm

@chase really you want to talk about Tucker Tigers well 1st of all so you don’t think that we aren’t that good, well buddy you are wrong this team is stack with talent if one player goes down we will bring another in and we want miss a beat. We are avg 57 points a game for a reason but you are saying we are that good. Trust me when i tell you this your team don’t want to face the Tigers come playoff time if you don’t believe me ask North Paulding what happen to them last year.

Chase

October 1st, 2013
11:18 pm

@Top Tiger, you forget at halftime North was winning, North’s first time in the playoffs. Tucker is good but y’all make them out to be unbeatable and the best ever. No one wants to play y’all in the playoffs but that doesn’t mean y’all can’t be beat. Region 5AAAAA and 6AAAAA are tied in matches between the 2. Just remember that

Chase

October 1st, 2013
11:26 pm

I’m in the same boat as “The Cannon Rules”. Dekalb teams are great and big. But we (5AAAAA) can play some ball too. Just trying to throw some region 5AAAAA talk in here

Tiger4Life

October 2nd, 2013
10:18 am

@Chase

Dude are you high???
Tucker was up 20-14 at the half. NP scored with 1min left in the 2nd qtr on a for down play or else the score would’ve been 20-7 at the half.

Chase

October 2nd, 2013
1:17 pm

@Tiger4Life, no need to insult… at one point in the 3rd North had the lead. So don’t say Tucker had an easy win. They are good we all know that. Tucker was supposed to win that game, North was one hell of a 4th seed last year.

Region 5AAAAA shape up,
Alatoona is big and looking better than ever, South got the best of them but i truly believe Toona was a better team just not their night.
East Paulding had their QB back now and good defense. Mitchell Webb is a true leader.
South Paulding is currently in first place but I’m interested to see if they can keep it up.
North Paulding is experienced and hungry, not many big key players but play very well together and high powered offense.
Rome, just not the old Rome they’re struggling but can be sneaky.
Just named all the known teams…. Come out if you got a bye this week and watch South Paulding vs. North Paulding, got all the makings! It’s at North Paulding

"THE CANNON RULES"

October 2nd, 2013
4:17 pm

EAST is off this week so I plan to be at NORTH PAULDING to see how they fare against SOUTH PAULDING…Since NORTH has already beat EAST we actually need SOUTH PAULDING to win then EAST to beat SOUTH down the road…this is the best case I see for EAST to move UP in the Region.

TICK…TICK…TICK…BOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOM!!!

GO RAIDERS!! Currently 4 / 1 and # 4 in 5AAAAA

RealisticFan

October 2nd, 2013
9:11 pm

South Paulding has been building a good program the past few years, yet North with its playoff surprise last year has gotten bit more respect and generated a little more conversation. South for the past 6-7 years has been East’s toughest county opponent. (East had not lost to a county opponent since 2006 “Reid Era”, until this years loss to North.).

At the North game last week they were reading off what the senior players all thought their biggest memory would be from football…..most indicated it was the win over East, not the playoff run. I’m hoping North seniors realize they have a chance of changing that as the season moves forward. Don’t be satisfied with beating East, don’t let any other team on the schedule or in the playoffs make you lose focus on improving every week and truly achieving something special this year. Best of luck to @Chase#5 and your teammates. Gonna have to find some D at some point though.

RealisticFan

October 2nd, 2013
9:17 pm

@Top Tiger

Leaving out Allatoona and MLK is just you putting blinders on. Don’t say woulda shoulda and MLK had this many players hurt. That just makes you out was petty. Allatoona, truth be told has 21 new starters this year and all but 3 will be back next year. This is their rebuilding year so to speak, and I’m they are gonna be beat this is the year. Even your beloved T Tigers won’t want any of that team next next year or two. Lucky of you they are likely to be moved to AAAAAA next year.