The playoff picture revealed

Here’s how the playoffs look coming into the final week of the season, with explanations about tiebreakers, etc.

Region 1: Southeast Bulloch travels to Appling County in a game that could determine the regular-season championship. If Appling wins, the Pirates are the regular-season champions and Southeast will finish third. If Southeast wins, there will be a three-way tie that includes Pierce County. All three teams will be declared co-champions and a coin flip would determine the seeds.

The fourth playoff spot should go to the winner of the game between Tattnall County and Johnson Savannah. But Brantley County could tie things up if it upsets Pierce County.

Region 2: Carver Columbus and Peach County will finish one-two. Pike County is third and Henry County is fourth.

Region 3: Washington County’s season is over and the Golden Hawks are the regular-season champions. Thomson is in the playoffs and would be the No. 2 team with a win over Jefferson County on Friday. A win would also put Jefferson County in the playoffs. Swainsboro, winners of two straight, will make the playoffs with a win at Dodge County.

Region 4: Callaway and Central Carroll are one-two. Chapel Hill is in the playoffs and will be No. 3 with a win over Jackson Atlanta. But if Jackson wins, the Lasers are No. 3 and Chapel Hill falls to No. 4.

If Jackson loses and B.E.S.T. Academy beats Douglass, then B.E.S.T. would take the final spot because of its regular-season win over Jackson. Chapel Hill would prevail in the tiebreaker with B.E.S.T. because of its head-to-head win.

Region 5: The winner of this week’s game between Cartersville and Ringgold will be the region champion and the loser will finish No. 2. Adairsville will be the No. 3 team.

Sonoraville will take the fourth spot if it beats Lakeview-Fort Oglethorpe. An LFO win would likely mean a three-way tie for fourth, should North Murray beat winless Gordon Central. That could result in the ever-popular mini-games.

Region 6: This is so confusing and has way too many variables, but all hinges on the game between Blessed Trinity and Cedar Grove, which is the 5 p.m. game at Halford Stadium, and the Decatur at St. Pius game.

If Blessed Trinity wins, the Titans will be the No. 1 team and Woodward Academy will be No. 2. (The two will be tied with one region loss, but BT gets the edge because it beat the War Eagles 27-17 on Sept. 27.)

If Blessed Trinity wins and St. Pius wins, the standings would be: BT, Woodward, St. Pius and Cedar Grove. Decatur would be out.

If Blessed Trinity wins and Decatur wins, the standings would be: BT, Woodward, Decatur and St. Pius. Cedar Grove would lose a tiebreaker with St. Pius.

If Cedar Grove wins and Decatur wins, the standings would be: Woodward, Cedar Grove, Decatur, Blessed Trinity. St. Pius would be out.

The most confusing scenario occurs if Cedar Grove wins and St. Pius wins. Woodward would be the region champion, with Cedar Grove, St. Pius and Blessed Trinity tied for second. Those three teams are all 1-1 against each other and therefore tied. No one has been able to provide the answer for this scenario, but it will be updated once received.

Region 7: Buford can win the region championship if it beats North Hall on Friday. If North Hall wins the game, it would cause a three-way tie with White County.

The tiebreaker is a “plus-12/minus-12” system. If North Hall beats Buford by 12 or more, it is the region champion because all its region wins were by more than 12 points. White County had two region teams they beat by less than 12 points. If North Hall beats Buford by less than 12, then the Trojans would be the third seed behind Buford and White County.

The final playoff spot will be determined by the winner of the West Hall-Dawson County game.

Region 8: Elbert County will be No. 1. The second seed will be determined by Friday’s Hart County-North Oconee game, with the loser finishing third. The final spot will go to the winner of the Morgan County-Jackson County game.

22 comments Add your comment

Big Fan

November 5th, 2013
9:41 am

Is there a hanging chad involved with Region 6 scenario?


November 5th, 2013
9:42 am

need to include which class you are writing about in the title of article……


November 5th, 2013
9:46 am

I don’t think we have to worry about the Region 7AAA Buford tiebreaker. However it may be a late night for Region 6AAA.

Cville Canes Fan

November 5th, 2013
9:49 am

The right side of the Bracket will not produce the Champion of AAA.


November 5th, 2013
11:25 am

Dang @Cville…..the left bracket is definitely tougher to navigate but you never know.

Stan Awtrey

November 5th, 2013
2:47 pm

This is the Class AAA blog

B.E.S.T. Eagles

November 5th, 2013
4:15 pm

Enter your comments here

B.E.S.T. Eagles

November 5th, 2013
4:45 pm

If BEST wins and Maynard Jackson wins then there will be mini games between the three because that would give all three team the same region record and according to the white book overall records don’t factor in equation. If BEST and Chapel Hill win then Chapel Hill is 3rd and BEST is 4th. BEST won the regular season matchup with Jackson.

Currently the standings are
1.Callaway 6-0 / 8-1
2.Central 6-1 / 8-2
3. Chapel Hill 4-2 / 4-4
4. BEST Academy 3-3 / 5-4
5. Jackson 3-3 / 5-4
6. Rockmart 2-4 / 3-6
7. Haralson County 1-6 / 2-8
8. Douglas 0-6 / 1-8


November 5th, 2013
7:21 pm

Where would we find this elusive bracket?

Canes Fan

November 5th, 2013
8:39 pm

@WACO I just do not see it; just my opinion.Although I do have WACO going the championship, so be offended. However, we gotta start with ringold and what I see being a test making it through the second round.



November 5th, 2013
10:14 pm

@Canes Fan… hard and keep the STORM brewing….the House of Pain will be rocking!!!!!


November 6th, 2013
8:45 am

Don’t matter what happen with any of these playoff scenarios none these teams could come close to beating Buford not even Cartersville.


November 6th, 2013
9:29 am

Decatur takes care of St Pius with their own very tough ground game. St. Pius hasn’t stopped a good RB yet this year. See Lovett,Woodward,BT and even in a win of N Occonee ! Decatur wins by 5 in a tight game. Sorry Pius you will sit these playoffs on the sidelines.


November 6th, 2013
11:11 am

Wow-NDLD- Based on your statement SPX has been blown out every game. Having been at all of those games that is not my recollection. Since NO has the TOP RB in AAA, and they were down by 20+ at the half I guess Kwon was playing without cleats.
See you Friday night and if you are coming to SPX, please park at our offsite and use our free shuttle service. It really is the best and quickest parking option. Our shuttle picks up across from the Mariott Century BLVD. IT starts round 5:30 and runs continuously throughout the game.
Should be a great game.

B.E.S.T. Fan

November 6th, 2013
11:25 am

I am a proud fan of the B..E.S.T. Academy football team. To be competing for a chance to get in the state playoff in only their second year of competing in high school football is a hugh accomplishment. First senior class is graduating this year. Hard worrk is paying off, still a young team, I am looking forward to a bright future for this upcoming BEST program!!!

Cville Canes Fan

November 6th, 2013
1:34 pm

@Wolf Attack. Wow, I see that you said”not even Cartersville” meaning that you recognize that we are a threat. So what’s gonna happen Friday vs N Hall? LOL


November 6th, 2013
7:10 pm

Wolf attack, Cartersville gave that game to Buford last year. C’ville is much more powerful this year. Better worry about n hall first.

Canes Fan

November 6th, 2013
11:25 pm

@Herodotus. Yes Sir!!!


November 7th, 2013
7:23 am

@Herodotus and Canes Fan
You don’t have give Buford anything they take what they want.


November 7th, 2013
7:31 am

The Wolves held Cartersville to 24 yards of total offense in the second half, intercepted three passes and recorded four sacks. Two of the interceptions set up touchdowns that turned the early deficit into a 14-10 lead. Buford, which finished with a 317-194 advantage in total offense, was led by Dontravious Wilson’s 84 yards rushing on 20 carries.

Canes Fan

November 7th, 2013
8:28 pm

@Chan. Stats dont always tell the whole story. Nevertheless, I do give Burford credit. You cannot make mistakes against good team in the playoffs especially a team as discipline as Buford. Hopefully we’ll see yall again this season. I wish yall well so that oppotunity is possible. CANES!!!!

GO BWolves!

November 8th, 2013
12:13 pm

Just reading the comments and have to say @Canes Fan you’re a class act.