Here’s what we learned on Friday

The plot got thicker in Region 6-AAA, which won’t have its four playoff teams decided until the final week.

On Friday night, Blessed Trinity beat St. Pius 21-20 and Woodward Academy beat Cedar Grove 17-14. Decatur, the other team in the equation, blasted McNair 48-0.

That means Woodward and Blessed Trinity are tied at the top of the 6-AAA standings with one loss. Woodward’s season is over, while Blessed Trinity finishes with Cedar Grove. If they end up tied, Blessed Trinity will get the nod because of its 27-17 win over Woodward.

Blessed Trinity seized control of the situation thanks to quarterback Conor Davis, who threw for 113 yards and two touchdowns to Colin Bradley. Tailback Milton Shelton ran for 142 yards and one score.

Woodward got a touchdown pass from Terry Googer to Jacob Robertson and took the lead when Elijah Holyfield scored on a run.

That leaves St. Pius, Cedar Grove and Decatur with two league losses apiece. St. Pius and Decatur play in the season finale next week.

Other observations from Friday night:

White County in passenger’s seat: The Warriors beat West Hall 14-0 and will finish No. 2 in Region 7-AAA if it beats Banks County. White (7-2) scored on two passes, one a halfback option, and posted its third shutout of the season.

Buford rolls again: The No. 1-ranked Wolves took a 35-0 halftime lead and rolled up 497 yards of offense in a 70-6 win. Evyn Cooper carried twice for 129 yards and two touchdowns. The Buford defense recovered three fumbles and intercepted two passes. Buford plays at North Hall in the season finale next week.

North Hall prepares for showdown: The Trojans ran up 548 yards in a 63-7 win over Banks County. Zac Little had 89 yards and two touchdowns and Andrew Smith ran for 82 yards and two touchdowns for North Hall (8-1).

Carver nails down 2-AAA title: No. 4 Carver (8-1) accumulated 486 yards and beat Peach County 44-9 to clinch the Region 2 championship. The Tigers ran the ball at will and led 24-0 after the first quarter. Dequindre Coleman rushed for 156 and one touchdow, Noah Hickey added 109 and two touchdowns and quarterback Jawon Pass tacked on 76 and one touchdown and also threw for a score.

More points for Washington County: The No. 3-ranked Waco Kids (8-0) whipped Dodge County 62-16. Melvin Hill rushed for 129 yards and three touchdowns and quarterback A.J. Gray threw for 257 yards and three touchdowns and ran for another score.

Kawon-abunga! North Oconee running back Kawon Bryant became the second player in Georgia to surpass the 2,000-yard mark this season on Friday in a 46-29 win over rival Oconee County. The junior rushed for 297 times and four touchdowns. He now has 2,257 yards and 39 rushing touchdowns.

Central nails down No. 2 spot in Region 4: The Central Carroll Lions (8-2) will be hosting a state playoff game for the first time in 12 years thanks to Friday’s 34-28 win over Chapel Hill. Curtis Davenport rushed for 68 yards and caught two touchdown pass to lead Central. The win means Central will finish as the second seed from the region.

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November 2nd, 2013
7:22 am

Bill Cosby

November 2nd, 2013
9:26 am

Carver is the real deal!!

Mountain Man

November 2nd, 2013
11:00 am

Stan When North Hall beats Buford their will be a three way tie for first. What will be the tie breaker. Will it be points F and points A. If so Buford would be 1 North Hall will be 2 white will be 3. If not that what will be the tie breaker. Stan Please Read This.

warrior dad

November 2nd, 2013
11:54 am

Great job warriors on your hard fought victory over west hall, the past three weeks you have beat three very impressive teams your county is very proud of you.

Stan Awtrey

November 2nd, 2013
12:09 pm

Mountain Man — Good question: The state allows each region to determine its own tiebreaking procedure once the head-to-head scenario is thrown out. Normally points is not part of the equation. It’s usually something like winning percentage against teams within the same classification, something like that. But every region is different, so rather than guess I’ll try to find the answer to that question and post it with Tuesday’s blog.

White Co radio voice

November 2nd, 2013
1:23 pm

Stan, region7-AAA uses the +12 -12 point system for 3-way ties. If North Hall beats Buford and White Co beats Banks, there would be a 3-way tie for first place. Buford beat White Co by more than 12 points so that gave Buford +12 and White Co -12. But White Co beat North Hall by more than 12 so that put White Co back at 0 and gave North Hall -12. If North Hall wins by less than 12, then Buford would win tie-breaker and be 1 and White Co would be 2 because they own tiebreaker with North Hall. North Hall would have to beat Buford by more than 12 to even things up for all teams at 0. If that happens, the next tie-breaker goes to +12 -12 against region opponents, which Buford would still win #1 and White Co would still be 2nd because they own tie-breaker over North Hall. Did I confuse y’all? Haha


November 2nd, 2013
1:24 pm

I am predicting upsets Friday! Just got a feeling! Buford and Monroe be ready

Wolf Dawg

November 2nd, 2013
8:16 pm

No need to even bring up 7-AAA tiebreaker.. The Wolves will beat North at their place by 28 & the point will be moot..

Bark at the Moon!!

Wolf Dawg

November 2nd, 2013
8:17 pm

Does West Hall have a shot at #4 seed??

warrior dad

November 2nd, 2013
8:58 pm

Yes Wolf Dawg West Hall and Dawson play Friday night the winner will be the number 4 seed it should be a very good game.


November 4th, 2013
8:51 am

You cannot beat a team that recruits the best players from a very large recruiting area who do it year after year after year after year. This team will be stocked forever and I can’t see ANY team in Georgia beating them anytime soon. PERIOD.


November 4th, 2013
9:02 am

The 6AAA plot thickens. What is the tie breaker if BT, Cedar Grove, and Spx finish with 2 losses? They all beat each other. That would be real interesting.


November 4th, 2013
11:21 am

Would not mind seeing Buford lose @Mountain Man but just don’t think that could happen. I know lots of folks say Buford recruits but you should see Dekalb schools ! Certain schools are football schools and others basketball schools with the exception of Tucker they do well in both.
Don’t rule out a Decatur win. A win puts Stpx out and Decatur in Pius doesn’t seem to be playing that well and missing an extra point kept them from going to OT. They can be ripe for getting upset if you can call it that. The Bulldogs will be ready.