Is Region 6 the SEC of AAA football?

Region 6 is like Southeastern Conference of Class AAA. With apologies to Region 7 (which has big-dog Buford and mighty North Hall), Region 6 It’s the deepest and strongest league in the classification. The region has six teams that could be considered anywhere from above average to very good.

Each week Region 6 has a game or two that promise to have an impact on which team will reach the state tournament. It’s a shame only four teams get to advance to the postseason, since the two non-qualifiers will be better than the third- and fourth-place teams in other regions.

The pecking order in Region 6 starts with St. Pius, the defending league champion and runner-up a year ago. The Golden Lions are ranked No. 8 in the state and have already beaten No. 9-ranked North Oconee and Thomson, which began the season in the rankings.

Next come Blessed Trinity, Woodward Academy and Cedar Grove, all playoff participants a year ago. Blessed Trinity and Woodward have been in the state rankings this year, but slipped out after losses. These two played last week, with Blessed Trinity prevailing.

Trying to break into the playoff picture are Decatur and Towers. They both suffered their first loss of the season a week ago, Decatur losing to Cedar Grove and Towers losing to St. Pius.

The region features two marquee games again this week. Cedar Groves plays Towers and Decatur travels to Woodward Academy.

Cedar Grove vs. Towers (Panthersville): Towers is hoping its newfound surge can lead to a turnaround against old rival Cedar Grove. The Saints lead the series 11-3-1 and have won the last three meetings, including last year’s 66-8. A repeat of that lopsided game isn’t likely, but Towers faces a difficult challenge in stopping Cedar Grove’s Deion Sellers, who has rushed for 100 yards in five games and ran for 194 last week.

Decatur at Woodward Academy: The Decatur defense, led by linebacker Kyle Kitchens, has been solid, even in last week’s loss. The Bulldogs will have their hands full against a Woodward team that features a gifted quarterback in Terry Googer and an excellent group of running backs that includes Elijah Holyfield.

Others games of interest this week include:

Pierce County at Appling County: The No. 10 Bears have yet to be challenged, but that might change this week with a visit to Appling. Pierce has won the last two meetings; last year’s 36-34 win essential gave the Region 1 title to Pierce. The Bears have won 12 straight regular-season games and 16 straight games in their region. This could be a showcase for quarterback Tyler Harris, Pierce County’s SMU-bound, who has already thrown for 1,305 yards and 11 touchdowns.

Washington County at Lovett: The No. 3 Golden Hawks take their shot against Class AA No. 2 Lovett. The Lions have already beaten Woodward Academy, Blessed Trinity and St. Pius – the cream of Region 6. Washington County won 48-35 a year ago in Sandersville. Washington County, which averages 49.8 points, will unleash a lot of offensive firepower – quarterback A.J. Gray and running backs Danyale Wicker and Melvin Hill. But Lovett is pretty stout in that department, too, and gets quarterback Willie Chandler back this week after missing the last game with an injury.

34 comments Add your comment

cghsfan

October 3rd, 2013
9:20 am

I think that Towers is going to try to avenge that whipping from last year, but they have to play against a stout defense featuring Chandler Ector, DeAngelo Pinkett, Bryson Allen-Williams, Antwuan Jackson Jr., Keenan Kelly and more. Offensively, They’ve gotta stop Brandon Norwood, Deion Sellers and James Hartsfield. CG usually beats itself with silly penalties and just being undisciplined. Its HC so you know that the Saints are about to do all that they can to stop this Towers surge. Should be worth the price of admission.

BufWolvesDen

October 3rd, 2013
10:29 am

Maybe but without the title to show for it
#WolvesRepeat

cghsfan

October 3rd, 2013
10:32 am

Everyone knows that Buford is the team that will win it all…. Its like you guys brag for no reason. Act like you’ve been there time and time again… Move up to another conference where you can get some competition… 5A or 6A would love to have you….

Son Of Waco

October 3rd, 2013
10:58 am

A 9 point spread is mad disrespectful to a WACO team that haven’t scored less than 38 points per game and haven’t allowed more than 7 only once (most of those points are B team points) A Lovett team that couldn’t stop our spread last year and haven’t faced athletes like WACO has at the playmaker position this year.. Just shocked by the point spread… Also region 6 is the SEC but Lovett beat them… Yeah with this article you can tell where this writer heart is at….

Jefferson

October 3rd, 2013
11:26 am

As long as you know the SEC has a couple of national powers, a couple of good teams and the rest not much better that any other college team.

Son Of Waco

October 3rd, 2013
11:36 am

So mighty North Hall who lost 31-6 to St. Pius last year in the semi…

Wolves4life

October 3rd, 2013
11:37 am

@cghsfan u mad because your team is gone to be the four seed again and going to come the wolves den again to get beat down . Don’t get mad because your team can’t beat the private schools and ya’ll have better athletes . sec please weak region call it the big four and cghs always going to be the fourth seed see you at the wolves den .

Truth Hurts

October 3rd, 2013
11:38 am

“Son of Waco” what article are you reading? Stan Awtrey doesn’t mention a point spread at all here. You must be thinking about the story on the Maxwell predictions, which don’t mean squat anyway. Also, Stan mention’s good things about both Lovett and WACO. Get your panties out of a wad and try to keep up with which articles you’re reading.

cghsfan

October 3rd, 2013
11:51 am

I’m not mad at all… Please believe that. My son enjoys playing ball no matter who the competition is. But my question is why is your school so scared to move up. Clearly you’re the best in the STATE, you beat Gainesville. To be the best you gotta beat the best… Go take on Tucker….Go take on North Gwinnett. 3 A isn’t a challenge to you. That’s obvious… No anger, here or hate. Just tired of the same ole song and dance that we hear year in and year out from the Wolves Den. CG beat WA last year, check your facts.

kidsballcoach

October 3rd, 2013
12:23 pm

SOW,
SPX put 40 on WACO last year, so what is your point? Oh an just like last year WACO has not played anybody! They will Friday.

11/30/12 7:30 PM SPX vs Washington County High School

Home

W 40-35

Really?

October 3rd, 2013
2:55 pm

cghsfan,

How many times do we have to explain to you that you can’t just move up in football. What about the soccer teams, track teams, tennis teams, etc. What’s best for ALL of the kids has to be considered, not just the football team.

Son Of Waco

October 3rd, 2013
3:15 pm

They put 40 on us but we put 35 on them and got stopped at our 20 yard line.. While North Hall couldn’t score but 6 and SPX 9 less on y’all OK… @Truthhurts That’s why I put “ALSO” and I just wanted to let everyone know how they got the point spread crazy for our match up…

Wolves4life

October 3rd, 2013
3:28 pm

@cghs fan
I just check y’all schedule wow y’all really play a tough schedule so far ha ha ha .they call that the sec y’all haven’t beaten a good team yet . Talk to me when y’all beat the Big Three . The tucker game explains everything .

cghsfan

October 3rd, 2013
3:40 pm

Wolves 4 life, you said we hadn’t beaten a private school, we beat WA last year. We haven’t played them this year and Tucker beat the HELL out of us! Not denying that….

You guys are so freaking arrogant. @Really? Marist chooses to play up. Since football is the money maker at your school, and you blow everyone out of the water in ALL that you do, choose to play up. Other schools do it all the time.

cghsfan

October 3rd, 2013
3:42 pm

And I never said we were the SEC of 3A, the writer did. You Buford folks always jump in with blowing your horn. Everyone knows you’re good. I’d just like to see you play someone else and see if you’re still that good…

itsonlywrite

October 3rd, 2013
3:50 pm

its gonna be interesting to what North Hall does with Buford this year… they might get to meet in the Championship game if SPX isnt standing in the way.

#ELEPHANTNATION

Region 7-AAA

October 3rd, 2013
8:15 pm

itsonlywrite… If SPX wins region 6 and NH takes 7 #2, there would be a SPX/NH 2nd round game barring any upsets.

Region 7-AAA

October 3rd, 2013
8:55 pm

Son of Waco… So you’re saying that because NTH lost to SPX last year in the 4th round that someone isn’t allowed to consider them “mighty” ???

That would be like saying Buford isn’t worthy because they lost out to Gainesville last season. For God’s sake, show a little class.

Son of Waco

October 4th, 2013
1:04 am

@Region 7 AAA not because they lost how they lost what 35-6 or something.. I mean to make it that far and to get dominated shows y’all are not that mighty… Don’t tell me you have forgot about how y’all came to WACO and we beat y’all with our back up RB years ago….

Region 7-AAA

October 4th, 2013
1:12 am

The key word is “years ago.” The only thing basing your argument is the name of the school. Completely different team. As I said, show a little class. And I beg to differ when it comes to your “not that mighty” comment. Everybody has that one team that is a thorn in their side in the playoffs. North Hall’s happens to be SPX. Buford’s would probably be Charlton County. WACO’s seems to have been Peach County in recent years, and guess what NTH did last year? Stomp Peach County. So if you want to play that card, then there you go. Your move.

GreenNGold

October 4th, 2013
7:02 am

Son of Waco, if you can’t beat a team year over year, get better coaching, get better players, get a better program. Your whining is boring! Do you not having anything else to do? You are so obsessed with the wolves that you must be dreaming about being bitten by a wolf?

Big Fan

October 4th, 2013
7:55 am

I do believe SOW is a plant by the AJC to keep the readers engaged. No person in their right mind would continue to post such ill conceived rants. I find it entertaining to see his next post though. Hang in there SOW. Just try to be consistent and when you lose don’t say “we was stopped on the 20 or otherwise we would have scored”. Wha?

Son Of Waco

October 4th, 2013
8:47 am

@REGION 7AAA SPX beat us 40-35 last year…SPX beat NTH 31-6… Big difference in what team showed up to play in a big playoff game and what team didn’t…. Also you say SPX is y’all thorn and I always thought from them beat down Buford gives y’all every year they would be the thorn.. To top it off you said y’all would face SPX again in the second round as the #2 seed lol This year Peach got beat by Baldwin then we put up 42 on Baldwin in the first half, so let just say Peach wasn’t peach last year because they don’t lose like that…

@BigFan Your team is Thomson right???

Big Fan

October 4th, 2013
9:04 am

SOW

SPX, you did that on purpose, right?

hamilton

October 4th, 2013
9:12 am

It is good to be in 6-AAA! The next several weeks should be very competitive. I am glad to see Decatur and Towers rising up – Hopefully 6-AAA holds together for a few more years.

A few years ago SPX was in 6-AAAA with Tucker, Marist, SWD, Mays, Washington, Cedar Grove and man was that fun! Guaranteed to get a beatdown from somebody, but every week was exciting.

Mountain Man

October 4th, 2013
9:34 am

Son of Waco you will need to do what the coaches for Buford do. Go to another state and bring players back. Bring players across county lines to play football without paying taxes in Gwinnett. That would be the QB. But his poor little brother has to go to Hall County School. Son of Waco would you make a difference in your children like that. I hope not.

MIGHTY LION KING

October 4th, 2013
10:05 am

only in 6AAAAA!!!

THE SEC OF HIGH SCHOOL FOOTBALL!!!!!

LION NATION/ THE DOMINATION!!!!

Region 7-AAA

October 4th, 2013
10:44 am

Lol, I love the trash that Son Of Waco spews. This is fantastic. And if you would have read a word I said, you would have seen where I said “thorn in side IN THE PLAYOFFS.” Not just the regular season. But if you want to pull a regular season card, sure Buford gives NTH fits. But that’s not saying much because Buford gives everybody fits. In the regular season, the only team that has really given NTH fits that is on an earthly level of football would be Gainesville. Why don’t you stop being a NY Jets type of crap fan who bases everything off years past and join everyone else THIS YEAR. :) There is a reason you are the SON of Waco, cause if you were anything more, I’d puke.

river rd. talks

October 4th, 2013
11:38 am

cedar grove use to be able to play with those schools not now . This new coach would not stand a chance in that region. Go saints

Son Of Waco

October 4th, 2013
2:25 pm

Just 2 years ago NTH was 4-6 so one good year and they back on the mighty stage… History in sports is what drive fans…

Region 7-AAA

October 4th, 2013
4:57 pm

History in professional sports is what drives fans. You are in denial if you believe high school players and coaches dwell on the past.

And of course we had a 4-6 year a couple years back. It was called a REBUILDING year. Get over yourself. WACO has had them as well. 2007 rings a bell.

Wolf Dawg

October 4th, 2013
9:40 pm

Can’t call 6AAA the SEC of anything.. SEC has won CHAMPIONSHIPS & 6 AAA has not..

You could call 6AAA the PAC12 or Big12 though…

Just Sayin..

Buford Recruiter

October 4th, 2013
10:55 pm

More sports than just football Buford Buzzards…..I think St. Pius won the Directors Cup did they not? Keep your recruits in the apartment across the street from the high school and then send them packing when fb season is over.

Wolf Dawg

October 7th, 2013
10:08 am

SPX – The title is Football – Oooppps You Lose – AGAIN!!