North Paulding victory leaves four teams with one loss atop 5-AAAAA

North Paulding created a virtual four-way tie for first place in Region 5-AAAAA with a 31-28 victory against South Paulding, which had taken sole possession of first place and earned the first ranking in program history with an upset of Allatoona last weekend.

North Paulding (5-1) and South Paulding (4-1) join Allatoona (5-1) and defending champion East Paulding (4-1) as the region’s four one-loss teams. But North Paulding, which already has beaten South and East, is the only one that controls its fate in the race for the region championship. North can win its first region title by winning its remaining four games, which include a trip to Allatoona on Nov. 1.

Rome and Villa Rica, tied for fifth place in the region with 3-2 records, remain in the playoff race, as well.

Here are some of the items of note from Friday’s Class AAAAA games:

- Gainesville’s Deshaun Watson keeps padding his record. The senior quarterback, who entered the season as the state’s all-time leader in career passing yardage, surpassed the 11,000-yard mark in a 51-6 victory against Cedar Shoals. Watson completed 23 of 28 passes for 289 yards and four touchdowns, and he ran 63 yards for a score. Gainesville is 5-1 overall and 4-0 in Region 8-AAAAA.

- Thomas County Central, the favorite in 1-AAAAA, recovered from a slow start to rout Bainbridge 50-23. The Yellow Jackets gave up two field goals and touchdown passes of 91 and 80 yards in falling behind 20-14 in the first half, but they outscored Bainbridge 36-3 in the second to win going away. Thomas County Central rushed for 446 yards, according to the Thomasville Times-Enterprise.

- Northside and Warner Robins remain the class of 2-AAAAA. The two perennial powerhouses outscored Houston County and Jones County 79-24 and are the only undefeated teams remaining in the region. Houston and Jones fell into a tie for third place with Evans and Lakeside-Evans, who lost to the Warner Robins schools 81-40 last weekend. Northside and Warner Robins meet on Nov. 1.

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Chase

October 5th, 2013
10:06 am

How bout that WolfPack! Great win and one of the best games I’ve seen in long long time. Just gotta see if we can hold on and take each game one at a time. Defense played great! Only thing that hurt us was South’s QB, he looked like a Manzeil Jr. Scrambling around out there. Looking forward to traveling to Rome next week! Gotta clear out minds as Rome looks to be a sneaky talent. But as for the big region 6AAAAA game this week, I think Tucker will go down. What a great season of AAAAA football this year!

raiderfan...FOR LIFE!

October 5th, 2013
11:42 am

great win for NORTH PAULDING,but complicates things for my beloved EPHS RAIDERS. all NORTH has to do now is beat ALLATOONA the sole remaining test and they are region champs, my beloved RAIDERS no longer control thier own destiny

JAB

October 5th, 2013
3:32 pm

I got to agree with chase, there are some great teams in AAAAA, some great games in 5AAAAA, these Paulding County teams really got heated battles over there, too bad I couldn’t make it to the game on yesterday. Congratulations to all of AAAAA in the state, we are showing more consistency than AAAAA teams Lol.,

Anyway, let me kick off the big CATS game in Dekalb county, this week TUCKER vs STEPHENSON. The most talked about, trash talking, heated game against cross town rivals in the state. I’m grilling Tiger meat today on the grill, all this week it’s tiger tiger tiger on the menu; I peeped Stephenson menu for this coming week.
Monday it’s grill (TIGERS) on bun…
Tuesday it’s (TIGER PIZZA)
Wednesday it’s (TIGER’S SOUP)
Thursday it’s (FILET A TIGER)
Friday at Hallford stadium it’s going to be (A TIGERS BEAT DOWN SMOTHERED WITH SEASONED JAAAAAGUARS SAVORY SAUCE)

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

Hickory Dickory Doc
Tucker & Stephenson do rock
The tigers did knock on the door
but still could not score
Hickory Dickory Doc

Hickory Dickory Doc
Tucker is #1 “NOT”
they thought they will win
but Stephenson beat them again
Hickory Dickory Doc

:)

Chase

October 5th, 2013
6:47 pm

@Jab, can you name y’all’s D1 commits? And do y’all both run the option? Tucker lost their running back to y’all which was big key player! Tucker is huge and every play isn’t a play. It’s all confusion then a sprint to the edge and they usually win that race. I haven’t seen Stephenson in person though.

JAB

October 5th, 2013
6:55 pm

@ Chase Stephenson is thick in every area and always have the speed…!!! The D1 players are as follows: OLB Malik Ricks Stephenson Georgia State

S Ronald Peterkin Stephenson Georgia State

TE Ari Werts Stephenson Georgia State

CB Jared Tucker Stephenson Kentucky

OT Jordan Harris Stephenson Mississippi State

OG Tyler Jones Stephenson North Carolina State

RB Dallas Rivers Stephenson Vanderbilt

S Cameron Glenn Stephenson Wake Forest

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

Hickory Dickory Doc
Tucker & Stephenson do rock
The tigers did knock on the door
but still could not score
Hickory Dickory Doc

Hickory Dickory Doc
Tucker is #1 “NOT”
they thought they will win
but Stephenson beat them again
Hickory Dickory Doc

RealisticFan

October 5th, 2013
7:08 pm

@chase

Slaw both Rucker and Stephenson last year ( not that it matters this year)….. My take….Tucker=Speed, and Stephenson=Big Sizse. Not that Tucker doesn’t have size or Stephenson Speed. It more of a one word descriptor that separates their styles more. Both run effective and smuggle in the passing.game, but focus only on the run and you’ll like get beat with the deep play action pass.

RealisticFan

October 5th, 2013
7:11 pm

Slaw both Rucker and Stephenson last year ( not that it matters this year)….. My take….Tucker=Speed, and Stephenson=Big Sizse. Not that Tucker doesn’t have size or Stephenson Speed. It more of a one word descriptor that separates their styles more. Both run effective and smuggle in the passing.game, but focus only on the run and you’ll like get beat with the deep play action pass.

FridayNightLightsFan

October 5th, 2013
9:54 pm

I haven’t seen Allatoona play yet. But after seeing the North Paulding/South Paulding game last night I will say Reg5AAAAA will have a good playoff group this year. IMO throw Allatoona, North Paulding, South Paulding and East Paulding names in a hat and draw one for the region champs because all 4 could beat each other on any given night. (pulling for EP though)

BTW was nice meeting RealisticFan last night.

"THE CANNON RULES"

October 6th, 2013
10:02 am

With EAST off this past week several EAST fans made the trip to NORTH PAULDING to watch them play SOUTH PAULDING. I sat on the SOUTH side as did several other EAST fans. IF SOUTH had won and EAST could win out EAST would again be the REGION champs.

This was a game BOTH of these came prepared to win, they both wanted this one BAD. It was back and forth all night and at the end it appeared headed for overtime. But the NORTH coach tends to play VERY aggressive on Offense and he likes to go for it on 4th down, likes to fake punts, likes to fake field goals and will kick an on side kick at ANY time. This time as NORTH was faced with a long field goal but one they should make they elected to fake the field goal and try to run in for a TD. They came up short but made the field goal now a chip shot and NORTH went up 31 / 28.

With only seconds left SOUTH couldn’t do anything on the kickoff but what a game. Region 5 AAAAA is now all knotted up with 4 teams and EAST has to win out and hope someone can trip up NORTH one more time.

Again, GOOD JOB to both NORTH and SOUTH PAULDING you both played your hearts out and showed the quality of football PAULDING COUNTY teams are now playing at. One final note on the game…BIG crowd on both sides and they were loud and supporting their teams ALL NIGHT!

TICK…TICK…TICK…BOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOM!!!

GO RAIDERS!!! Still 4 / 1 and # 4 in Region 5AAAAA

"THE CANNON RULES"

October 6th, 2013
10:13 am

@ JAB…

OK GUY you owe me BIG…You said you were coming to the NORTH / SOUTH game last Friday and to look for a “BALD GOOD LOOKING BLACK GUY”…so a BALD BLACK dude sits in the area we mentioned AJC bloggers would be sitting and going with YOUR post I tapped the guy on the shoulder and said “Hey guy, are you the good looking black guy I am supposed to be meeting” …well let me tell you ALL H*** broke loose and this guy, who we now know was not you, really had no sense of humor!…LOL!

TICK…TICK…TICK…BOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOM!!!

GO RAIDERS!!! Still 4 / 1 and # 4 in Region 5AAAAA

itsonlywrite

October 6th, 2013
10:58 am

LMBO @”THE CANNON RULES” … hey JAB, where are you gonna be sitting at the Tucker vs Stephenson game?

#ELEPHANTNATION

JAB

October 6th, 2013
12:04 pm

@ Cannon, he wasn’t good looking then, because I’m good looking with both a good personality… I also should have said; “Good looking, bald blk guy with a good personality”.. LOl.,

JAB

October 6th, 2013
12:17 pm

@ itsonlywrite, I will be on the visitor side at the top around the 40 or 50 yrd line. I plan to get their during the 1st game because this will be a packed out house! Again sorry CANNON & the rest of you guys, i had to complete some work related duties to take care of…

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

Hickory Dickory Doc
Tucker & Stephenson do rock
The tigers did knock on the door
but still could not score
Hickory Dickory Doc

Hickory Dickory Doc
Tucker is #1 “NOT”
they thought they will win
but Stephenson beat them again
Hickory Dickory Doc

itsonlywrite

October 6th, 2013
1:24 pm

@JAB 4sho… If I come through, I’ll be looking for ya. I just might come through in my Gainesville “Red” … lol

#ELEPHANTNATION

blu eagle

October 6th, 2013
4:52 pm

Yes that NSWR- w.robins is shaping to be a big one,as Nswr has a great rushing game and great defense. W.robins is passing well, we will see?

"THE CANNON RULES"

October 6th, 2013
4:55 pm

@ itsonlywrite…

Just go with JAB…Look for a “bald headed good looking black guy” at the TUCKER / STEPHENSON game…How hard could that be? LOL!

TICK…TICK…TICK…BOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOM!!!

GO RAIDERS!!! Currently # 4 @ 4 / 1…

JAB

October 6th, 2013
5:49 pm

@ CANNON Lol., @ itsonlywrite will be looking for you, not sure what I will have on yet, have to wait and see what the weather will be looking like. I will have my Iphone 5 in my hand black & blue Lifeproof cover (YES JAGUAR COLORS), Keep this in mind, good looking black male, bald, blue & black Iphone cover Lol., I will get there early during the 1st game. Hallford Stadium has a max standing room capacity of 10,000 but only about in the hundreds for parking, it’s terrible. “TRUST!”

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

Hickory Dickory Doc
Tucker & Stephenson do rock
The tigers did knock on the door
but still could not score
Hickory Dickory Doc

Hickory Dickory Doc
Tucker is #1 “NOT”
they thought they will win
but Stephenson beat them again
Hickory Dickory Doc