Predictions: Gainesville, Tucker, Lovett will win region titles

Thirteen games on Friday will match the top two teams in a region, with the winner taking the championship. Nine of those will feature two teams that have not lost a game in region play. Look for Gainesville to avenge a loss to Flowery Branch and win the region title that eluded the Class AAAAA champion last season. Expect Tucker to survive a battle with Mays, and Cartersville to deny Ringgold’s bid to win its first championship. Also take Lovett in a close one against GAC and Marist to beat Carver-Atlanta.

THE WEEKEND PREDICTIONS

Last week: 160-30 (.842); Overall: 1,482-342 (.813)

THURSDAY

Winner##Loser

Creekside##Ola

Hardaway##Northside-Columbus

Metter##Long County

Perry##Howard

Spalding##Mount Zion-Jonesboro

Stephenson##North Atlanta

FRIDAY

Adairsville##Coahulla Creek

Alexander##Fayette County

Allatoona##East Paulding

Alpharetta##Johns Creek

Appling County##Southeast Bulloch

Aquinas##First Presbyterian

Athens Academy##Athens Christian

B.E.S.T. Academy##Douglass

Baconton Charter##KIPP Atlanta Collegiate

Benedictine##McIntosh County Academy

Bleckley County##Northeast-Macon

Blessed Trinity##Cedar Grove

Bradwell Institute##Groves

Brooks County##Berrien

Brookstone##Greenville

Bryan County##Bacon County

Buford##North Hall

Cairo##Dougherty

Calhoun##Chattooga

Calhoun County##Stewart County

Callaway##Rockmart

Carrollton##LaGrange

Cartersville##Ringgold

Carver-Columbus##Jackson

Cedartown##Ridgeland

Chamblee##Washington

Chapel Hill##Jackson-Atlanta

Chattahoochee##Centennial

Chattahoochee County##Temple

Cherokee##Wheeler

Chestatee##Madison County

Christian Heritage##Fellowship Christian

Clarke Central##Cedar Shoals

Clarkston##North Cobb Christian

Clinch County##Turner County

Collins Hill##Mill Creek

Colquitt County##Camden County

Columbia##Banneker

Commerce##Pinecrest Academy

Coosa##Murray County

Creekview##Sprayberry

Crisp County##Americus-Sumter

Dacula##Berkmar

Dalton##Gilmer

Darlington##Whitefield Academy

Dodge County##Swainsboro

Dooly County##Schley County

Douglas County##Tri-Cities

Dublin##Screven County

Duluth##Mountain View

Dutchtown##North Clayton

Eagle’s Landing##Riverdale

Eagle’s Landing Christian##Landmark Christian

Early County##Cook

East Hall##Fannin County

Elbert County##Franklin County

Emanuel County Institute##Claxton

Gainesville##Flowery Branch

Georgia Military##Twiggs County

Glynn Academy##Jenkins

Grady##Lithonia

Grayson##Brookwood

Griffin##Woodland-Stockbridge

Hart County##North Oconee

Hawkinsville##Pacelli

Heard County##Bowdon

Hebron Christian##Towns County

Hephzibah##Cross Creek

Hughes##Westlake

Irwin County##Charlton County

Jefferson##Union County

Jenkins County##Glascock County

Johnson-Gainesville##LaFayette

Johnson-Savannah##Tattnall County

Johnson County##Calvary Day

Jones County##Grovetown

Jonesboro##Locust Grove

Kell##Cambridge

Kendrick##Spencer

Kennesaw Mountain##North Springs

King’s Ridge Christian##Gordon Lee

Lamar County##Crawford County

Laney##Harlem

Lanier##Walnut Grove

Lassiter##Etowah

Lee County##Bainbridge

Liberty County##Richmond Academy

Lincoln County##Hancock Central

Loganville##Salem

Lovejoy##Alcovy

Lovett##Greater Atlanta Christian

M.L. King##Miller Grove

Macon County##Taylor County

Marietta##Harrison

Marion County##Central-Talbotton

Marist##Carver-Atlanta

Mary Persons##West Laurens

McEachern##Hillgrove

McIntosh##Drew

Milton##Woodstock

Model##Dade County

Monroe##Worth County

Monroe Area##Eastside

Monticello##Putnam County

Morgan County##Jackson County

Mount Paran Christian##Trion

Mount Pisgah Christian##Mount Zion-Carroll

Mundy’s Mill##Northgate

New Manchester##Hiram

Newnan##East Coweta

Newton##Morrow

Norcross##Meadowcreek

North Cobb##Campbell

North Gwinnett##Peachtree Ridge

North Murray##Gordon Central

North Paulding##Villa Rica

Northside-Warner Robins##Evans

Northview##Riverwood

Northwest Whitfield##Pickens

Oconee County##East Jackson

Osborne##Forsyth Central

Our Lady of Mercy##Strong Rock Christian

Pace Academy##Mount Vernon Presbyterian

Peach County##Southwest-Macon

Pepperell##Armuchee

Pierce County##Brantley County

Pike County##Central-Macon

Portal##Montgomery County

Prince Avenue Christian##George Walton Academy

Rabun County##Oglethorpe County

Richmond Hill##Windsor Forest

River Ridge##Heritage-Ringgold

Riverside Military##Greene County

Rockdale County##Druid Hills

Rome##Woodland-Cartersville

St. Pius##Decatur

Savannah##Beach

Savannah Christian##Treutlen

Savannah Country Day##Wheeler County

Seminole County##Mitchell County

Sequoyah##Pope

Shiloh##Central Gwinnett

Sonoraville##Lakeview-Fort Oglethorpe

South Cobb##Pebblebrook

South Effingham##Butler

South Forsyth##North Forsyth

South Gwinnett##Parkview

South Paulding##Lithia Springs

Southeast Whitfield##Cass

Southwest DeKalb##Dunwoody

Starr’s Mill##Forest Park

Statesboro##Glenn Hills

Stephens County##Lumpkin County

Stockbridge##Upson-Lee

Stone Mountain##Therrell

Telfair County##Wilcox County

Terrell County##Randolph-Clay

Thomas County Central##Harris County

Thomasville##Pelham

Thomson##Jefferson County

Tift County##Brunswick

Toombs County##Atkinson County

Towers##McNair

Troup##Shaw

Tucker##Mays

Valdosta##Coffee

Veterans##Baldwin

Vidalia##Jeff Davis

Walton##Roswell

Ware County##Effingham County

Warner Robins##Lakeside-Evans

Washington-Wilkes##Social Circle

Wayne County##Burke County

West Forsyth##Lambert

West Hall##Dawson County

Westminster##Hapeville Charter

Westside-Augusta##Josey

Westside-Macon##Rutland

White County##Banks County

Whitewater##Union Grove

Wilkinson County##Warren County

Winder-Barrow##Apalachee

SATURDAY

Arabia Mountain##Lakeside-DeKalb

Houston County##Greenbrier

Manchester##Jordan

Redan##South Atlanta

Sandy Creek##Columbus

Westover##Albany

29 comments Add your comment

TuckerD

November 7th, 2013
3:49 pm

Will be a great on at Lakewood tomorrow night. Time to handle business Tigers.
Almost playoff time….

We Are Tucker

abdou harding

November 7th, 2013
6:19 pm

PREDICTION CORRECTIONS!!!!!!!!!!!!!!
WINNER…….LOSER
DREW######MCINTOSH
they only beat us because our running game wasn’t there and plus we had injuries but we are health and our running game looks very dangerous right know with marquis terry returning back……see for yourselves……….. http://www.hudl.com/team/31316/roster

abdou harding

November 7th, 2013
6:22 pm

we had a chance to win but a dropped pass sealed our fate but its gonna get ugly in peachtree tomorrow because statistically our passing attack is very dangerous with a QB that can throw a baseball 95mph and has an huge arm. he has 2,190 yards 4INT’s 22TD’s his name is brandon pearson

Gainesville-Steve

November 8th, 2013
12:18 am

Okaaaaay, so Stephenson beat a no name tonight. Whooptie Doo. Come on up 985 Stephenson so Gainesville can show you’ll Dekalb boys how to play big boy football. I can guarantee one thing, the score will be similar but the losing team, THAT’s YOU!! wont score a point. So enjoy your last TDs of 2013 unless you still playing playstation.

Gainesville-Steve

November 8th, 2013
12:21 am

and if it is MLK, the resilt will be the same. Come up 985 for your arse kicking. We will save some for you too after getting revenge on the Branch.
I ran into a few of our players tonight at the store and they promise me that they would never lose to a Dekalb team. Thats what I’m talking about CONFIDENCE!!!!!!!!!!

BOOOM!!! Gainesville scored again!

Steve-O

November 8th, 2013
7:43 am

“I ran into a few of our players tonight at the store and they promise me that they would never lose to a Dekalb team. Thats what I’m talking about CONFIDENCE!!!!!!!!!!”

Confidence? Did you want them to say, “well I really don’t know Steve. Those boys from Dekalb are pretty good. I think we will lose, but we will play hard.”

Your boys may be confident, but you’re being arrogant. These teams in Dekalb are not coming out of some trash region. At one point, MLK, Tucker, and Stephenson were ranked in the top 10. I am not saying they will win should they face Gainesville, but I wouldn’t be surprised if they won, and convincingly for that matter. They are battle-tested and will be ready for a war. You haven’t seen the speed each of these teams possesses, especially Tucker and Stephenson. Plus, your region is weak outside of Flowery Branch. I wouldn’t be surprised if your region goes 1-3 against region 6 in the first round.

Anyway, I will let our teams do their talking on the field. I look forward to a Gainesville vs Tucker semi should both of our teams make it there. Best of luck until then.

Gainesville-Steve

November 8th, 2013
8:17 am

Steve-O
We’ll be there! Will your team?? Oh and by the way we don’t need luck. That is for teams with little to no talent like MLK. Step[henson does have some talent but no discipline and don’t talk about Tucker. They are the worse disciplined team I have seen. Remember they were on TV for two games and in those two games if I counted I bet they were penalized for at least 250 yards combined. You’ll NEVER even come clsoe to beating Gainesville like that.
Bring um Steven-O! Bring them now!! We ready, but we need to show Flowery Branch that last year was a fluke. Tonight will not be.
BOOOM!! TD………….Watson

THE "CANNON RULES"!!

November 8th, 2013
8:49 am

WELL….WELL…WELL… I see the AJC & CHIPl has ALLATOONA predicted win…it appears they have NO confidence that EAST can beat ALLATOONA tonight. Hmmmmm!

Well EAST entered it’s game last Friday night with winless LITHIA SPRINGS knowing it was staring at missing the playoffs for only the 2nd time since 05. With a loss to ROME a few weeks ago EAST had dug a hole that forced EAST to beat LITHIA SPRINGS last Friday and then go TO ALLATOONA tonight and win AGAIN! The problems at EAST this year have been no secret and many post have been made about them.

The air had seemingly gone out of the EAST balloon with the loss to SOUTH two weeks ago and you could tell it from the sparse attendance in the Home stands last week. EAST scored twice in the first 6 minutes and went on to win 34 / 0 with the CANNON firing and the smoke filling the air. Expecting one final game with ALLATOONA to end the season seemed likely…THEN suddenly the smoke cleared and a VILLA RICA team that EAST had beat 31 / 0 a few weeks before came to the rescue as their “D” held ROME who went for 2 after scoring a TD in OT and VILLA RICA beat ROME 21 / 20!!! EAST still had some LIFE left in the season after all.

Now the EAST team that was sure it was going to be on the outside looking in this year has it’s playoff fate SOLELY in it’s own hands. Not only can EAST make the playoffs BUT they can make it as the # 3 spot…and this is HUGE!!! The # 4 seed is going to have to play KELL at KELL, assuming KELL wins it’s “Play-In” game tonight!

So…EAST has to STOP all the bickering, FORGET about all the problems, pull themselves up and PRACTICE harder than they have all year and go into ALLATOONA with one thing on their mind…WIN!!!

Do this and they keep the playoff streak alive and live to play in the 1st Round of the State Playoffs. SO EAST…JUST WIN!!!

The EAST RAIDER NATION of cheering, bell ringing followers need to support this team and fill the visitors side tonight at ALLATOONA…So —>

Here’s hoping REGION 5 AAAAA will look like this in the morning:

# 1 / NORTH PAULDING with the 1st Region Championship in school history!
# 2 / SOUTH PAULDING
# 3 / EAST PAULDING
# 4 / ALLATOONA

Proud to be able to say again…

TICK…TICK…TICK…BOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOM!!!

GO RAIDERS!!! —> BEAT ALLATOONA!!!!

TuckerD

November 8th, 2013
9:34 am

Steve-O I am predicting MLK to upset Gville. They think Buford was fast on Defense, just wait until they feel MLK’s defensive front, they have a D-end that is going to put Watson on his back. By the Gainesville-Steve since you want to talk about what yall did last yr, for us at Tucker we have 2 championships without a star QB , see overall our talent and play level is far more superior than Gville every yr. next year y’all wouldn’t get past White Co. , Habersham and Toccoa.

Gainesville-Steve

November 8th, 2013
11:18 am

Why is this dude talking about next year?? If you know so much, then tell me how much Gainesville will win the 2013 state championship by and who is the sacrificial lamb we will we be playing against. Mr. Tuckerknowitall!! We will focus on next year when next year comes.
Right now we are focused on beating everybody to smitherenes this year on our way to the state championship. This team will always be remembered as the best repeat state champion ever!! Mark my words! I had a premonition about this and I truly feel it in my bones that our spread will destroy every team we see in 5A. God I wish we could play Buford again this year. They caught us while we were still working out the kinks but we’ll let them have that little bragging rights for now. They still need to leave JV and come play up so we can see if they have the cahoonas to win every week.

rwdekalb

November 8th, 2013
12:03 pm

Gainesville will be lucky if they make it past t he first round.

TuckerD

November 8th, 2013
1:04 pm

Because dude and CAN because WE ARE TUCKER . Should always look at the future it’s call STRATEGIC PLANNING. Something Gville don’t do………… For the record if we face you y’all we have u will not know what hit u and y’all be getting ready Basketball and wrestling after the game…. Stop making excuses about Buford game u just gat ur butts KICKED

Gainesville-Steve

November 8th, 2013
1:09 pm

I came in here to turn off my computer ands saw your post. I have been getting my hunting gear ready. Got errands to run before I get to the “Destruction of Flowery Branch” tonight so until tomorow……Cyanara!!

and to all a good night!! BOOOM!! Flowery Branch dont take this butt kickin personal. It just elephant business!!

Jusfellofftheturniptruck

November 8th, 2013
1:33 pm

TuckerD, white co, habersham n toccoa? What r u talkin bout? We don’t play in same region or classification of either white co or habersham and toccoa doesn’t have a football team other than Stephens county…

And if we played any of these schools we would beat the brakes off of them

Also, you are way underestimating our defense. 28 and 55 will knock the snot out of your nose and laugh while you try to find a Kleenex to clean up. Those outside linebackers, the dukes bros # 40 and #11 mayb undersized but can hit like sledgehammers, and all of them have 4.5 speed, cept for 55, he’s just big mean n nasty.

Ready for any and all who try to take our title. It won’t be easy

Stone

November 8th, 2013
2:12 pm

Wow..Tucker / Gainesville..that would be nice..I dont have a dog in the fight but just looking at both teams…My money is on Tucker too much speed..Gville will have to out coach in orer to win..doubt that..Im headed hunting too so Ill be strapped in the woods..

High 5

November 8th, 2013
2:13 pm

For some reason, The Red Elephants are not getting any respect even though they are the State Champions. They don’t strike fear in anyone because most teams see them as a 1 man show with that gimmick offense and a soft defense to go along with that cupcake schedule. Most teams are licking their chops at a chance to play them. Teams don’t associate toughness with Gainesville!

RealTalk

November 8th, 2013
2:19 pm

Steve-O I am predicting MLK to upset Gville.

Put your money where your mouth is…let me guess…Tucker would beat Buford too huh? Sir put your kool aid down…

BWolves

November 8th, 2013
4:26 pm

Yo GVille Steve ……………… Buford Wolves made that trip up 985 and whooped that butt !!!

BOOM ………….. Buford scored again !!!

Cbutler5

November 8th, 2013
5:26 pm

Isn’t that the same gainesville team that was getting killed 38-7 with a minute to go in the 4th quarter?

“Overrated!! ” is all I remember hearing from the Buford side

swatguy

November 8th, 2013
7:01 pm

Is there an online streaming for the Tucker-Mays game?

MHSRaider09

November 8th, 2013
9:48 pm

Tucker 10 Mays 8. This is a very sloppy game.

TUC2003

November 8th, 2013
10:45 pm

Any more updates on Tucker-Mays?

TuckerD

November 8th, 2013
10:53 pm

Tucker 16 Mays 11 4th qtr.

TUC2003

November 8th, 2013
10:55 pm

How much time left in Tucker Mays

TuckerD

November 8th, 2013
11:03 pm

little over 2 minutes left

TUC2003

November 8th, 2013
11:09 pm

Region Champs!! Good Game Mays!! I heard it was a slugfest!!!

TuckerD

November 8th, 2013
11:09 pm

time for the playoffs….Let’s Get It

TuckerD

November 8th, 2013
11:11 pm

Hats off to those Raiders of (SWA) yall some warriors….

Tucker & Heritage’
Mays & CCentral
Stephenson & F Branch
MLK & Gville

FootballFan

November 9th, 2013
3:42 pm

Even though they are the region champs……they REALLY need to get their act together. Im proud of them and know they can make it to the dome. But that mays game just goes to show that they need a little bit more discipline and they need to stay focus if they wanna make it past the second round. Go tigers!