Predictions: North Gwinnett, Norcross will continue to roll in 7-AAAAAA

The sorting-out process continues this week as the top contenders in some of the state’s highest-profile races go head to head. Look for North Gwinnett (over Collins Hill) and Norcross (over Peachtree Ridge) to take big steps toward locking down the top two spots in Region 7-AAAAAA. Stephenson will all but end M.L. King’s hopes of a fourth consecutive region title with a win in their 6-AAAAA game. And defending 5-AAAAA champ East Paulding will take a step closer to missing the playoffs with a loss to South Paulding.

THE WEEKEND PREDICTIONS

Last week: 166-24 (.874); Overall: 1,160-283 (.804)

THURSDAY

Winner##Loser

Alcovy##Druid Hills

Callaway##B.E.S.T. Academy

Luella##Morrow

Westside-Macon##Perry

FRIDAY

Allatoona##Hiram

Alpharetta##Lambert

Appling County##Tattnall County

Aquinas##Warren County

Archer##South Gwinnett

Athens Christian##Pinecrest Academy

Bainbridge##Northside-Columbus

Berrien##Pelham

Blessed Trinity##McNair

Bowdon##Bremen

Brooks County##Cook

Brookwood##Berkmar

Bryan County##Atkinson County

Buford##Fannin County

Cairo##Americus-Sumter

Calhoun##Armuchee

Calvary Day##Claxton

Cambridge##North Springs

Camden County##Brunswick

Campbell##Kennesaw Mountain

Carrollton##Alexander

Cartersville##Adairsville

Carver-Atlanta##Washington

Carver-Columbus##Central-Macon

Cedar Shoals##Winder-Barrow

Cedartown##Cass

Central-Carrollton##Jackson-Atlanta

Central Gwinnett##Parkview

Chapel Hill##Haralson County

Cherokee##Roswell

Chestatee##Lumpkin County

Christian Heritage##Providence Christian

Clarkston##Cross Keys

Clinch County##Charlton County

Colquitt County##Valdosta

Commerce##Hebron Christian

Creekside##McIntosh

Creekview##Forsyth Central

Dacula##Shiloh

Dade County##Murray County

Dalton##Heritage-Ringgold

Darlington##Mount Zion-Carroll

Decatur##Towers

Dooly County##Pacelli

Drew##Mount Zion-Jonesboro

Dublin##Harlem

Duluth##Habersham Central

Dunwoody##North Atlanta

Eagle’s Landing##Locust Grove

Eagle’s Landing Christian##Strong Rock Christian

East Hall##Banks County

Eastside##Walnut Grove

Emanuel County Institute##Johnson County

Etowah##Roswell

First Presbyterian##Wilkinson County

Fitzgerald##Early County

Flowery Branch##Clarke Central

George Walton Academy##Athens Academy

Gilmer##River Ridge

Glenn Hills##Cross Creek

Glynn Academy##Effingham County

Grady##South Atlanta

Greater Atlanta Christian##Hapeville Charter

Greene County##Oglethorpe County

Griffin##Upson-Lee

Hancock Central##Georgia Military

Harris County##Lee County

Hart County##Elbert County

Hawkinsville##Greenville

Heard County##Temple

Henry County##Southwest-Macon

Hillgrove##Harrison

Houston County##Evans

Hughes##East Coweta

Irwin County##Turner County

Jeff Davis##Long County

Jefferson##Social Circle

Jenkins##Windsor Forest

Johnson-Savannah##Brantley County

Kell##Sprayberry

King’s Ridge##Fellowship Christian

Lakeside-Evans##Jones County

Lakeview Academy##North Cobb Christian

Lakeview-Fort Oglethorpe##North Murray

Lamar County##Bleckley County

Laney##Josey

Lanier##Stephens County

Lassiter##Wheeler

Lincoln County##Twiggs County

Loganville##Heritage-Conyers

Lovejoy##Newton

Lovett##Wesleyan

Lowndes##Tift County

Macon County##Monticello

Manchester##Kendrick

Marietta##South Cobb

Marion County##Brookstone

Marist##Stone Mountain

Mary Persons##Baldwin

Metter##McIntosh County Academy

Miller County##Stewart County

Mitchell County##Calhoun County

Model##Coosa

Monroe##Crisp County

Monroe Area##Madison County

Morgan County##Franklin County

Mount Paran Christian##Mount Pisgah Christian

Mountain View##Meadowcreek

Mundy’s Mill##Union Grove

New Manchester##Villa Rica

Newnan##Douglas County

Norcross##Peachtree Ridge

North Clayton##Spalding

North Cobb##Pebblebrook

North Forsyth##Centennial

North Gwinnett##Collins Hill

North Hall##West Hall

North Oconee##East Jackson

North Paulding##Paulding County

Northeast-Macon##Crawford County

Northside-Warner Robins##Greenbrier

Northwest Whitfield##Southeast Whitfield

Oconee County##Jackson County

Ola##Forest Park

Our Lady of Mercy##Mount Vernon Presbyterian

Pace Academy##Holy Innocents’

Peach County##Pike County

Pepperell##Chattooga

Pickens##Johnson-Gainesville

Pierce County##Savannah

Portal##Savannah Country Day

Rabun County##Union County

Rabun Gap##KIPP Atlanta

Richmond Academy##Butler

Richmond Hill##Bradwell Institute

Ridgeland##LaFayette

Ringgold##Coahulla Creek

Riverdale##Jonesboro

Riverside Military##Glascock County

Riverwood##Pope

Rockmart##Douglass

Rome##Lithia Springs

Rutland##Howard

Salem##Apalachee

St. Francis##Towns County

St. Pius##Woodward Academy

Sandy Creek##LaGrange

Savannah Christian##Jenkins County

Schley County##Central-Talbotton

Screven County##East Laurens

Seminole County##Randolph-Clay

Sequoyah##Northview

Shaw##Columbus

Sonoraville##Gordon Central

South Forsyth##Johns Creek

South Paulding##East Paulding

Southeast Bulloch##Beach

Spencer##Chattahoochee County

Starr’s Mill##Northgate

Statesboro##South Effingham

Stephenson##M.L. King

Stockbridge##Woodland-Stockbridge

Taylor County##Putnam County

Telfair County##Lanier County

Thomas County Central##Hardaway

Treutlen##Wheeler County

Trion##Gordon Lee

Troup##Fayette County

Tucker##Miller Grove

Veterans##West Laurens

Vidalia##Bacon County

Walker##Whitefield Academy

Walton##Milton

Ware County##Groves

Warner Robins##Grovetown

Washington County##Thomson

Wayne County##Liberty County

West Forsyth##Chattahoochee

Westlake##Tri-Cities

White County##Dawson County

Wilcox County##Swainsboro

Worth County##Albany

SATURDAY

Arabia Mountain##Southwest DeKalb

Banneker##Therrell

Chamblee##Lithonia

Columbia##Redan

Mays##Lakeside-Atlanta

Westover##Dougherty

*Games involving out-of-state teams not included

16 comments Add your comment

THE "CANNON RULES"!!

October 24th, 2013
12:16 pm

A reality check shows that while the current EAST team COULD have gone UNDEFEATED…(In game 1 against NORTH the EAST starting QB was injured when the COACH had him returning PUNTS!!!, now don’t get me wrong here NORTH outplayed EAST the rest of the game and deserved to win BUT it was a win-able game for EAST had the QB not got hurt, then last week at ROME EAST simply gave the game to ROME, EAST lost this game ROME didn’t win it!) and COULD win this game against SOUTH, but as depressing as it is for me to say I don’t see that happening. At least not tomorrow night and not under the handicap EAST is playing under with this COACH in charge!

Additionally I am hearing rumors (mind you unverified rumors) that EAST will be again playing WITHOUT their starting QB. If that is true the 10 point loss spread will be VERY conservative and SOUTH will win in a blowout!

I’ll be sitting there as I have now for 6+ years and bell ringing, cheering and hoping BUT the only hope EAST has for the #4 playoff spot (baring a very odd loss by ROME) is to win out and that means beating SOUTH tomorrow night in “THE BONEYARD”, then next week also at home against LITHIA SPRINGS (I wonder if a loss to LITHIA at home would be enough to get ole’ COACH GODDARD fired? Hmmm!), then another HUGE mountain to climb will be beating ALLATOONA at Allatoona!!

Unfortunately the realistic end for this years EAST team is probably going to be 6 / 4 and missing the playoffs for the only the 2nd time since 05.

Coaching candidates for 2014 PLEASE go to http://www.eastpauldingfootball.com and click the boosters tab then send your resumes to the club President, V.P. & Alumni Association..can’t hurt and maybe this will get the ball rolling! .

TICK…TICK…TICK…BOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOM!!!

GO RAIDERS!!!

BigDave

October 24th, 2013
1:04 pm

So is Roswell playing both Cherokee and Etowah this week?

THE "CANNON RULES"!!

October 24th, 2013
1:16 pm

@ BigDave…

ROSWELL is playing @ CHEROKEE this week while WOODSTOCK plays @ ETOWAH

TICK…TICK…TICK…BOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOM!!!

GO RAIDERS!!!

A Fan

October 24th, 2013
2:57 pm

@Cannon, I was at the E.P./N.P. game and have to make a correction about your post. Yes M.W. was returning punts which was stupid but he was injured after making a incomplete pass down the “home” sidelines. Just thought I’d help get the facts out there. Good luck against S.P. tonight, you’re going to need it with the coaching you have.

Gridiron

October 24th, 2013
3:04 pm

My upset pick is Alexander will beat Carrollton!!

TROJAN FAN

October 24th, 2013
4:26 pm

Hope Carrollton gets a test, but I don’t think Alexander can score on Carrollton like they did on Sandy Creek.

Just Sayin

October 24th, 2013
5:16 pm

Alexander is about to find out just how mediocre they are

FridayNightLightsFan

October 24th, 2013
6:48 pm

@A Fan – He was injured on the return and tried to play through it.

Squirrell

October 24th, 2013
7:51 pm

Vikes beat Cats 3-0!

Pack beat Vikes 37-7!

Unless Cat D plays “out-of-their-mind”, I don’t see them stopping the Pack O enough to keep them in the game.

My prediction…..Pack 28 – Cats 14

NGHS 09

October 24th, 2013
9:56 pm

The whole #1 thing is getting a little old and nerve-racking…I said it last month, and I still think Collins Hill is the only team in region 7 that can beat NG.

Sportsnut

October 25th, 2013
5:12 am

@ NGHS09 == I bet it won’t be the same emotion if it ends in the Dome being the final #1. Surely you are not saying NG may go down tonight?

A Fan

October 25th, 2013
5:55 am

@FNLF I didn’t see anything wrong with him until he got hit after the pass play. If he was injured on a punt return and that “coach” let him continue then that is just more proof that C.G. needs to be fired. And pardon my mistake about the game being last night. I’ve been ready for fri. all week and tried to get it here faster. :-)

"THE CANNON RULES"

October 25th, 2013
7:09 am

@ A Fan…

Like FNLF said MW was hurt on the PUNT return, he was being worked on immediately after and then he tried to play thru it. EAST has to find a way to fix this downturn FAST before it snowballs any more. It is obvious this COACH is in WAY OVER HIS TALENT and COACHING ABILITIES and HAS to be replaced.

Unfortunately the realistic end for this years EAST team is probably going to be 6 / 4 and missing the playoffs for the only the 2nd time since 05.

Coaching candidates for 2014 PLEASE go to http://www.eastpauldingfootball.com and click the boosters tab then send your resumes to the club President, V.P. & Alumni Association..can’t hurt and maybe this will get the ball rolling! .

TICK…TICK…TICK…BOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOM!!!

GO RAIDERS!!!

NGHS 09

October 25th, 2013
10:54 am

@ Sportsnut…I’m not predicting a loss by any means, but if their is one team in the state that has the kryptonite to beat NG…it’s Collins Hill. They are a very sound team all across the board. They pass very well and run the read option/ spread read very well. They don’t really turn the ball over either. Norcross’s defense was dominating two weeks ago and the 28-0 would have been way worse if not for all the penalties Norcross’s offense committed. Collins Hill’s offensive and defensive scheme mirrors NG’s scheme in more ways than I want to admit LOL. This is the trap game I’ve had circled, but NG is fully healthy and ready for war so I’ll enjoy this one from the bleachers tonight….in the freezing cold.

Lil brother

October 25th, 2013
12:37 pm

Where is tift playing tonight..home are away?

Go Ware Co
Go North Cobb
Go Camden
Go Vikings
Go Clinch
Go Atco
Go Vikings
Go Upson-Lee
Go Coffee…Open sorry

DeeDawg

October 26th, 2013
9:51 am

Wow! Collins Hill put a whuppin on North Gwinnett. A victory by CH, not surprising, A whuppin is though.