AA blog: Here’s what we learned Friday

Here’s what we learned Friday in Class AA:

  • The Lovett Lions have once again defeated a top 10 team. But this time, it counted for something more than irrelevant regular season rankings. The No. 2 Lions went on the road and took Region 6 and a No. 1 seed for the state playoffs by defeating the No. 3 Greater Atlanta Christian Spartans, 17-14. Challenges have been nothing new for the Lions, who have played and beaten four of the five top 10 teams they’ve played from higher classifications. GAC hadn’t been challenged all year, but it’s not like the Spartans laid down. Both will head into the playoffs as legitimate contenders to win the whole thing, but the Spartans may have the tougher road ahead, as they’ll likely face Lamar County in the semifinals if both teams get that far.
  • The unenviable dilemma of having to play a three-team “Mini-Playoff Game” has happened in Region 1. Because Cook defeated Early County, there is now three teams tied for the final two playoff spots. Cook, Early County and Fitzgerald all have 3-3 region records. To settle the score, the teams will travel to Worth County High for the mini-playoff, where all three teams will play in one game. A coin flip will decide which of the two teams play each other first. The first two teams play two five-minute halves, with the loser playing the remaining team in another two five-minute half. The seeding is based on how the two winning teams of the mini-playoff fared against each other in the regular season. Region 7 avoided the same scenario when Dade County defeated Model for the first time in four years.
  • The Heard County Braves claimed the No. 1 seed from Region 5, easily handling No. 8-ranked and previously undefeated Bowdon, 42-19.

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8 comments Add your comment

Jkoon

November 9th, 2013
6:16 pm

Region 4 mini play-off Monday at 7 at Crawford Co. because Taylor Co beat Macon Co. on Friday night. Gm 1 Taylor Co. vs Macon Co. with Loser facing NE Macon.

Leean740

November 9th, 2013
9:06 pm

GAC will have to get past Calhoun in 2nd round first, assuming both teams advance. Then, the winner will likely face Benedictine in 3rd round. Then Lamar, assuming they advance that far. Left side of the bracket, and the bottom right in particular is brutal this year.

Leean740

November 9th, 2013
9:07 pm

Meant to say bottom left…

Jefferson

November 11th, 2013
12:34 pm

Calhoun will be in the dome, again 6 in a row.

aundrea rock

November 11th, 2013
4:51 pm

Calhoun must be going to buy a ticket to the final Benedictine will be there to defeat them Lamar will definitely be there

YELLER JACKETZ1

November 11th, 2013
6:28 pm

AUNDREA HAVE U FELL N BUMPED UR HEAD U SOUND A LITTLE DELIRIOUS U MIGHT WANNA GO C A DOC 2 GET THAT CHECKED OUT!!!

aundrea rock

November 11th, 2013
8:19 pm

I may have bump my but you jacketz1 have lost your land loving mind in order to get to the dome you will have to pass by thunder alley but we are not going to look that far ahead but if I need I will pay your way my friend LOL you know if you don’t know now you know greatest show on turf and we are going in and going hard that is just a saying we have at thunder alley

Jefferson

November 12th, 2013
1:17 pm

Neither of those teams will stop Calhoun, they didn’t before and they won’t this time. Get over it.