Bragging rights at stake when Region 6 meets Region 8

Here’s what to look for this weekend in the first round of the Class AAAAA playoffs:

- The best matchup of regions in the first round is the one between 6-AAAAA and 8-AAAAA. Defending state champion Gainesville (R8) faces an M.L. King (R6) team that went 11-1 and reached the second round last year. Top-ranked Tucker (R6) meets a Heritage-Conyers (R8) team making a school-record fourth consecutive playoff appearance. Stephenson (R6) and its opponent, Flowery Branch (R8), both spent time in the top 10 this season. And Clarke Central (R8) and Mays (R6) will be meeting in the playoffs for the third time in five seasons.

- The health of Thomas County Central quarterback Adam Choice will be a big factor in the Yellow Jackets’ game at Richmond Hill. Choice ran for 258 yards and broke the school record for career rushing yards in a loss to Harris County last week but left the game in the third quarter with a shoulder injury, and his availability for this week remains uncertain. If Choice is unable to play, look for the Yellow Jackets to replace him at quarterback with Deondre Cooksey, who has 1,138 yards rushing at running back this season.

- Kell began playing football in 2003 and Allatoona started in 2008, but their first-round matchup on Friday will be the first meeting between the Cobb County schools. Kell has the most regular-season victories of any school in Cobb over the past three seasons with 27, and Allatoona is second with 26. Kell went 10-0 and won the Region 7-AAAAA championship this season. Allatoona was in position to win the Region 5-AAAAA title but lost its final two games of the regular season to finish as the No. 4 seed.

- McIntosh has not played a postseason game since 1987 and has never appeared in the state playoffs, and the Chiefs’ task won’t be an easy one when they travel to Northside-Warner Robins. McIntosh won a school-record eight games this season and finished as the No. 3 seed in Region 4-AAAAA. Northside, which is the No. 2 seed in Region 2 after losing to rival Warner Robins, needs one more victory to record its 16th consecutive season with at least 10 victories. The Eagles feature one of the state’s top rushing tandems in Glenn Smith and Willie Jordan.

- Paulding County is sending three teams to the state playoffs for the first time. North Paulding won the Region 5-AAAAA championship and will face Riverwood, which is making its first playoff appearance since 2001. South Paulding is in the playoffs for the first time in the program’s eight-year history. The Spartans will play Sequoyah at home. Defending 5-AAAAA champion East Paulding was in danger of not making the playoffs, but the Raiders won their final two games to earn the No. 3 seed and a date with Creekview.

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DeeDawg

November 14th, 2013
9:44 am

Look for the sweep…Region 6 sweeps Region 8. (Let the snack talk begin!)

5AReg6Fan

November 14th, 2013
9:46 am

LET THE CHEST BEATING BEGIN…

Time to stand up Tigers, Raiders, Jaguars, & Lions – ITS SHOW TIME!!!!

“WE ARE TUCKER” – 2013 5A REGION 6 CHAMPS – The Tigers have been RELEASED!!!
REGION 6, the best in GA 2013 5A Football……

DeeDawg

November 14th, 2013
9:47 am

*Smack talk that is (typing this on a cellphone)

High 5

November 14th, 2013
9:51 am

Region 6 will go 3 – 1 versus Region 8. Tucker, Mays, and Stephenson all win with no problem. Sorry MLK, you are the odd man out. I want to pick the Lions but that lack of discipline and good coaching will be your demise. I don’t even think the Lion coaches are considering playing smash mouth football against that weak Red Elephant Defense to keep Mr. Watson off the field. Oh well, good luck to everyone and safe travels to all teams.

WolfDawg

November 14th, 2013
9:51 am

Wherez JAG, Gainesville Steve,& the smack talk???

I was looking for some interesting entertainment…

IMO – the Flowery Branch – Stephenson matchup might be the best first rounder in the state…

JAG – Ya gotta go by Moonies BBQ http://www.mooniestexasbarbecue.com/ before the game.. Leave us all a critique, please..

Anyway, IMO – these 2 regions will split with Gainesville winning by 10-14 points & the Falcons winning close, like 31-30… Clark Central might surprise Mays but Mays wins 28-24… Tucker will win BIG vs Heritage like 56-13

Good Luck to ALL & let’s be good sports on & off the field!!!

Let the banter begin!!

Jusfellofftheturniptruck

November 14th, 2013
9:53 am

I’ll let the ajc talk smack for GHS.

33 pts!! Holy cow!!

Honestly, very surprised and yes I know it’s just a number from a computer program drawn up by a pretty smart fella.

However, maybe a lil too high for us and a lil disrespectful to MLK.

Game will be close for about a half, the gainesvegas pulls away and wins by 2-3 tds.

TuckerD

November 14th, 2013
9:54 am

Region 6 runs the tables…..

Jusfellofftheturniptruck

November 14th, 2013
9:57 am

Co sign with wolf on moonies. Don’t forget about atl hwy seafood. That shrimp and fish poboy is off the chain.

Would love to see R8 take 3 out of 4 from the loudmouth chest thumpers from R6!

Lil wary of that 33 pts. Smh

Jab, where are ya, wake up!

WolfDawg

November 14th, 2013
10:01 am

Let’s see how Maxwell predicts these matchups….

Gainesville by33
Flowery Branch by 8
Clark Central by 5
&
Tucker by 24

Not so sure I believe the “computer” – Glad it’s decided on the gridiron!!!

6AAAAA

November 14th, 2013
10:16 am

region 6AAAAA is going to shut a lot of blogger down this week by winning all 4 games. LOL Hall county

WolfDawg

November 14th, 2013
10:26 am

Actually Clark Central is in Clark County – Athens
Heritage is in Conyers – DeKalb

6AAAAA – You need to go back to skol & study geography bro!!

"THE CANNON RULES"

November 14th, 2013
10:30 am

Friday should be interesting…PAULDING COUNTY enters the playoff’’s well represented with NORTH, SOUTH & EAST all playing…also ALLATOONA is in from Region 5 AAAAA.

If everybody plays as they should (and can) this week I could see:

NORTH as REGION Champions host RIVERWOOD and WINS as the most RIVERWOOD scored on anybody this year was 42 against Sequoyah, but they averaged in the mid to low 30 pts with everyone else. NORTH on the other hand scored 27 against a strong EAST defense and averaged 46+ in the other 9 games! They put mid 50’s against two teams and scored 62 points against playoff contender ALLATOONA!!!

SOUTH will host a home game against SEQUOYAH in a more evenly matched game, both teams averaged close to 40 pts per game in offense but allowed mid to high teens. I give the edge to SOUTH here…watch for the SOUTH “D” to really stuff SEQUOYAH and while maybe not scoring high as they are used, the HOME field advantage helps also. SOUTH in a tight one!

ALLATOONA travels to KELL in what everyone seems to be already giving to KELL from many of the post ALREADY talking about a KELL / MAYS match-up. This one is in my opinion the “Wild card” game as BOTH of these teams can LIGHT UP the scoreboard…take away the EAST game last week and ALLATOONA averaged over 44 pts per game! KELL on the other side did almost the same. SO this one has the making of one of those games that comes down to the 4th qtr and who controls the clock at the end. I may be crazy but I’m gonna call this one a TOSS-UP!!!

NOW we come to the game I am of course heading to see…EAST vs. CREEKVIEW!

CREEKVIEW is a team I don’t know a lot about but they finished at 8 / 2…HOWEVER they lost to KELL a 10 / 0 team and lost to CHEROKEE a 5 / 5 team. They went on to beat SEQUOYAH who finished at 8 / 2 and in the playoffs but then the other 7 WINS were against NORTHVIEW who finished at 5 / 5, OSBORNE at 2 / 8, CAMBRIDGE at 3 / 7, FORSYTH CENTRAL at 2 / 8, NORTH SPRINGS at 1 / 9, SPRAYBERRY at 2 / 8 & RIVER RIDGE at 2 / 8…So have they been tested? It’s hard to tell BUT…

the fly in the ointment is EAST PAULDING who has been a Jekyll & Hyde team, EAST has again played strong “D” in most games and in the last few games saw the kind of offense EAST normally plays. EAST lost it’s starting QB in the first game of the year against NORTH (a loss) and struggled until 5th game of the year when he returned against VILLA RICA. After shutting out VILLA RICA and then beating HIRAM at home the next week things seemed to have turned around…Then came ROME and EAST lost 35 / 27 in a game they absolutely GAVE AWAY!! Turnovers, sloppy play, you name it! That one hurt and then they came home to face SOUTH PAULDING and played strong…game was tied 17 all with 2 minutes to play but EAST lost another close one 24 / 17 in another game they SHOULD HAVE WON! They rebounded against LITHIA SPRINGS and played what was with out a doubt their most complete game of the year last week in the WIN against ALLATOONA.

SO looking forward to this Friday and the game with CREEKVIEW, on paper a team / game EAST should handle and move on to ROUND 2.

So to Recap…

NORTH over RIVERWOOD
SOUTH over SEQUOYAH
EAST over CREEKVIEW
and
ALLATOONA vs. KELL —> TOSS – UP!

TICK…TICK…TICK…BOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOM!!!

GO RAIDERS!!! BEAT CREEKVIEW!!!

WolfDawg

November 14th, 2013
10:33 am

5 – AAAAA are pretenders still trying to get into the “GAME”

6AAAAA

November 14th, 2013
10:48 am

@wolfdawg you the one that needs go backs to School jack ass. I know where what county CC is located in. My statement said that there will be a lot of bloggers going after this week. The only bloggers region 8AAAAA has on the AJC is mostly from G-ville and the Branch which is located in Hall county.Now do you know what county Haritage is located in? I see you don”t know. Well is located in Rockdale.

Jusfellofftheturniptruck

November 14th, 2013
11:04 am

Love some geography smack down.

Open up a can of map on that atlas!

Gville rolls on big Roland rivers with a boatload of Watson!

Dekalb posters will be gone and ready to start blabbering about basketball come bout 1030 fri night.

WolfDawg

November 14th, 2013
11:12 am

OK 5AAAAA – You & I need geography class.. :)

WolfDawg

November 14th, 2013
11:13 am

ALL TUCKERRED UP

November 14th, 2013
11:37 am

I guess we will really see if region 6 AAAAA is really the SEC !!!!!!!!!! ??????

JAB

November 14th, 2013
12:06 pm

I’ve been waiting on this; AJC went all basketball on me, but we (ALL) know that region 6AAAAA runs the state in both boys and girls, anywho lol., Region 6AAAAA wins a clean sweep on region 8AAAAA with a possible toss-up with MLK – Gainesville and this depends on which MLK teams shows up to play Friday. “IT”S GOING DOWN”

CATS & RAIDERS, LET’S DO THIS THING…..
CATS & RAIDERS, HERE WE COME STATE PLAYOFFS;)
YOU BLOGGERS HAVE NO IDEA WHAT THE JAGS ARE CAPABLE OF*****
You have yet to feel the claws of the JJJJJAAAAGGGGUARS, SO BRING IT!!!!
AGAIN! GGGGGGRRRRRROWL, DON’T MESS WITH REGION 6AAAAA GO STEPHENSON JAGUARS AND REGION 6AAAAA, THE SEC OF HIGH SCHOOL FOOTBALL & #1 IN THE STATE

JAB

November 14th, 2013
12:29 pm

Hold on wait a minute, let me put some “JAB” in it!!! Let me break down the scoring for ya…!!!

***Tucker is too strong for heritage Conyers on both sides of the ball, reserves will be playing the entire 2nd half Tucker wins by 30

***MAYS real is our suspect team, they really should be our #3 team but because of the strength of region 6AAAAA and a Lakewood home field crowd & experience coach, Raider win over CC by 10

***Stephenson (MY TEAM) has probably the #1 defense in AAAAA, had held it’s openents to an average of 60 yds.., The offense will explode this weekend on running & passing (Rivers 100+ yds) and a JAGS hungry defense and hungry for their 1st Dome appearance, “FALCONS” get out of our way. Stephenson wins by 13

***MLK has had their most disappointing season thus far, but I have faith my Nittany Lions, eventhough they are not running the jungle this year, but they are roaming it & just as hungry as my Jaguars. This one will go down to the last ticks on the clock__________________??????

Hickory Dickory Doc
JAGS, LIONS, TIGERS, & RAIDERS are hot
Hickory Dickory Doc
Gainesville, Heritage, FB, & CC are not
Our big boys against your little boys, be real my friend
when region 6 5A face y’all, it’s 1 and done and that’s y’all end
Hickory Dickory Doc

CATS & RAIDERS, LET’S DO THIS THING…..

YOU BLOGGERS HAVE NO IDEA WHAT THE JAGS ARE CAPABLE OF*****

You have yet to feel the claws of the JJJJJAAAAGGGGUARS, SO BRING IT!!!!

AGAIN! GGGGGGRRRRRROWL, and KAAAAABOOOOOM DON’T MESS WITH REGION 6AAAAA GO STEPHENSON JAGUARS AND REGION 6AAAAA, THE SEC OF HIGH SCHOOL FOOTBALL & #1 IN THE STATE

JAB

November 14th, 2013
12:39 pm

@ Jusfellofftheturniptruck, REGION 6AAAAA basketball team will be at our games cheering on the football teams and after we win our championship at the Dome, our girls and boys will take it from there, I’m not a basketball bloggers, couldn’t hit a 3 pointer if my life was depended on it Lol., but we do welcome y’all “OUR” basketball blog owned by Miller grove on the boys side and Stephenson, Tucker, Miller & SWD on the girls side… GRRRRRROOOOWL

JT

November 14th, 2013
12:42 pm

region 8 is defending Champs and will prevail again n 3 out of 4. Tucker will b only 1 that wins

JT

November 14th, 2013
12:51 pm

Hey 6AAAAA, Do u know that the Red Elephants Won the State Championship in Football last year and Went to the Finals in Basketball as well!!!! So what does that tell u. They can play sum Ball!

6AAAAA

November 14th, 2013
12:58 pm

@JT yes we know they won it all last year in Football but the road this year they have to come through DeKalb county and trust me that is when it will all stop. just like in Basketball last year in the championship game who did they lose to? Miller Grove out of Region 6AAAAA in Dekalb County. LOL

6AAAAA

November 14th, 2013
1:01 pm

Gainesville-Steve

November 14th, 2013
1:38 pm

AJC and Maxwell………………..you are absolutely right! about CC and FB beating up on those cup cakes, but I can’t for the life of me agree with your assessment of the Gainesville vs. MLK game. No way this thing has a 33 point spread.

It will be more like 50 points. How is MLK with that weak defense that let tucker score 60 going to stop D-Wat from dropping at least 75 to 80 on them? tell me!! MLK is a team that are HAS-BEENS and they are from a FAKE region. Just like Stephenson. No way Gainesville do’nt destroy these candy cakes……. SQUUUUIIIIIIIIIIIIISSSSSSSSSSSH!!!!! Game Over!!!!!

Come one, Come all, Gainesville will have a ball………on Yawl
We will beat you down with the run, D-Wat will beat you with his arms and legs from the Shot-Gun!
55 will blast through your weak overweight O-Line, and Dump your sorry running backs on their behinds
Then 99 “The Sack Master” will clean up, the MLK mess, as he blows past your weak MLK Tackles busting them in their Chests
28 is gonna have you’ll scared, like Ware who in 2012 wished they were dead!
MLK dont want none of us, grab your helmets, with tails between your legs and get back on your big yellow banana bus.
Gainesville will beat Anyone, Bring Buford back cause what you’ll started aint done.
Come Friday night, its gonna be heated as MLK recognizes very early that they are DEFEATED!
N. Paulding, Lee, NSWR and Ware, bring your arses one by one if you dare….
Notice I didnt say Tucker, cause they are a bunch of one trick pony suckers!!
MLK you dont want this beat down, cause D-Wat and crew will score Touchdown, after Touchdown!!

Go Raiders ( Mays)

November 14th, 2013
2:08 pm

WOW Gainesville- Steve, you seem pretty upset about wining are we still talking about football with the trick pony suckers ,cup cakes and chest busting…Sounds like a male club!!!! Just know that Division 5 Region 6 will not go down without a battle it wont be as easy as you think…

Gainesville-Steve

November 14th, 2013
2:27 pm

@Go Raiders (Mays)

I don’t think. I know.

If you ever saw Gainesville play when they get in a zone, you will know what I mean. The AJC just figured out what I had been saying all season……………..No ONE WILL MATCH UP WITH OR BEAT GAINESVILLE!!!!!

No one!! especially MLK or the Region 5 Cupcake that awaits their demise the following week.

To the State with the Elephant Herd my friend!! BOOOM!! D-Wat scored again!!

Gainesville-Steve

November 14th, 2013
2:31 pm

On and Mays Raider

Clarke central owns you all, so you too can join MLK and Stephenson for a crying session after Friday night. Please someone call Tucker because even if they get past heritage, they wont get past Creekview, EP, NSWR or Ware!! and that’s a fact Jack!!

Tucker aint what they used to be. They look kinda soft now to me. and if #1 and #9 are their best players that is a saaaad team because I saw #1 do zero both times I saw them on the TV and #9 is just out there running around. If you want to see a real LB, look at #55 from Gainesville. A BEAST!!

Region 6 = Has beens!!

RealisticFan

November 14th, 2013
2:39 pm

PROPOSAL to Reg 6 Bloggers

If Region 6 loses to or ties Region 8 (2-2, 1-3 or 0-4) that all Reg 6 bloggers will remove tags or references to being the best or the SEC of high school football for the reminder of this season and all up of next.

JAB…..what do you say :)

ALL TUCKERRED UP

November 14th, 2013
3:00 pm

@ RealisticFan Love it!! JAB Don’t take the bait because they will give garbage even
if you do or don’t !!!!!

ALL TUCKERRED UP

November 14th, 2013
3:04 pm

At 2-2 it is a Mexican stand off & then you bring in the should a couldas & the refs they are always bad. Then we did not get any support from the fans & then the infamous THE COACH BLEW IT !!!!!

RealisticFan

November 14th, 2013
3:15 pm

Here’s another thought……over the past two years Reg 5 is 4-3 against Reg 6, and they are 3-1 against Reg 8.

At least the REAL SEC backs it up on the field.

TuckerDAD5

November 14th, 2013
3:53 pm

@gainesville stiff, Your luck has run out! Your ship has sailed! There’s noting left in the tank, or anything else that can be said to characterize your predicament. You sir are the one trick pony! You better hope that your carriage makes it to the dome before it turns into a pumpkin. Should anything happen to D-Wat your show is over! Canceled! Kaput! Ship without a captain! I think you get the message. He has put you on the map and Region 6 is going to take you off the Map!!!

FBdekalbcounty1

November 14th, 2013
4:35 pm

I see the spread MLK – 33! I feel honor that we will get an opportunity to play the game. That is ALL we can ask for is an opportunity. But MLK is not under the gun, it’s G’ville. If I was a betting man I would take the points!!!!!!

blu eagle

November 14th, 2013
4:38 pm

When Gville starts seeing some real defensive beasts on the field, D wat gets hit in the mouth several times and all of a sudden they will say UH OH we are a one trick unicorn!

BcS2010

November 14th, 2013
4:39 pm

If region 6 goes 3-1 or 4-0 we deserve are props of being the best region! If we go 2-2 1-3 or 0-4 then we have to stop talking lol. But honestly I see region 6 going 3-1 but I wouldn’t be surprised if they went 4-0 MLK played mays and Stephenson very tough and played tucker great for 3 quarters. They score was 39-34 at one point. MLK has the talent to beat Gainesville but they have to play there game to win. Tucker wins easily and Stephenson should win also if they defend the pass better. Mays depends which team shows up! Is it the team that lost 16-11 to tucker or the team that lost 20-19 to carver

MIGHTY LION KING

November 14th, 2013
4:42 pm

gainsville- stephanie sounds a tad bit upset!! lol Save your disappointment for tomorrow my man..!!! Remember our consolation prize!! :) The Killer squad reg 6 is gonna be throwin a disappointment party for all the other region foes!!!

TUCKER gonna kill HC, thats going without saying!!

MAYS finally will get their revenge against CC!!!

STEPHENSON luckily gets a mismatch!! Stephenson will run over those boys

AND MLK gets to bring home the BIG SUPRISE VICTORY over GAINSVILLE!!

REG 6 HITTERS!!! YALL DONT WANT EM!!!

LION NATION/ THE DOMINATION!!!!

Dboy

November 14th, 2013
4:47 pm

Idk make predictions for other teams in region 6. All I know is Heritage is in our way from the ultimate goal. Then it’s on to the next victim..I could care less what MLK, Stephenson or Mays does. This is not a region 6 vs 8. This Tucker vs everybody else!!

WE ARE TUCKER……BELIEVE IN THE “T”

Dboy

November 14th, 2013
4:54 pm

As I see it we are #1 in the state going into the playoffs everybody wants our head. There are no friends in war!! There are no allies either. Every team for themselves. I am not rooting for anybody but my team. MLK Stephenson and Mays could loss for all I care. As long as we prevail that’s all that matters..

Believe in the “T”

Longhorn nation

November 14th, 2013
5:00 pm

One more day and the race is own TUNA SEASON bring that big old banana full of TUNAS right own over to the house of pain HOOK”EM HORNS

5AReg6Fan

November 14th, 2013
5:05 pm

Welcome region 8 to the “HIT SQUARD”!!!! Simply no region in 5A has this many athletes on the field at one time. Gainesville, Flowery Branch, Clarke Central, Heritage basketball season starts in a couple days and it will be the same experience in that season as well.

Time to stand up Tigers, Raiders, Jaguars, & Lions – ITS SHOW TIME!!!!

“WE ARE TUCKER” – 2013 5A REGION 6 CHAMPS – The Tigers have been RELEASED!!!

REGION 6, the best in GA 2013 5A Football……

MIGHTY LION KING

November 14th, 2013
5:28 pm

just asking but will any of these guud matchups be televised??

Hall Co.

November 14th, 2013
5:30 pm

WEEEE READY WEEEE READY WEEEE READY for yaaaa’ll……. WELCOME to THE BRANCH Stephenson Gone be a good one.

MIGHTY LION KING

November 14th, 2013
5:33 pm

and then dboy shows up!!! lol

idk which is more blisterin to listen to him or gainsville stephanie!!!

still have to like their school spirit!!

STAY IN SCHOOLKIDS!!!! – ESPECIALLY GAINSVILLE STEPHANIE!!!!

RealisticFan

November 14th, 2013
5:42 pm

@5AReg6Fan

Same offer to you my friend. If Reg 6 goes 0-4, 1-3 or 2-2 against Reg 8 tomorrow them you will drop your “Reg 6 Best in…. ” tag line for the next year of blogging. What do you say ? :)

eaglenationrising

November 14th, 2013
7:34 pm

At what point did Region 6, with all of these programs that choke year after year in the playoffs become the SEC of anything. The SEC has National Championships. There is only one program in the entire region that is a threat to win a State Championship.

We all know that these Region 6 programs lack discipline. I remember watching Stephenson’s clown players dance for first downs as if they have never played football. Benjamin Mays? Stephenson? MLK? These are not SEC type high school programs unless we are talking the Vanderbilt, Mississippi State and Kentucky kind of SEC programs.

Give me a break! Region 6 can not make any claims based upon the First Round. If you are really an SEC like region then you know that you must wait until the State Championship is hoisted. These dancing band schools usually lack discipline to make any real run.

eaglenationrising

November 14th, 2013
7:39 pm

Region 6-AAAAA = There is no college football conference that matches Region 6 because there is no college football conference with only one national champion. I am a fan of Northside High School in Warner Robins. We have two high schools in our small town with multiple State Championships. MLK…Stephenson…Mays will be dancing all the way to there regular set of playoff excuses.

MIGHTY LION KING

November 14th, 2013
7:49 pm

@ eaglenationrising- the actual ? that you should be asking is WHEN DID YOUR OPINION EVER MATTER TO REGION 6??? We stay in our lane so on behalf of the REG 6 COMITTEE you should choose to stay in yours and put in a hope and a prayer that your eagles dont cross our path!! Worry bout yall, you havent said nothing regardin reg6 all yr so your 2 CENTS is meaningless…

WOULD ANYBODY ELSE OUTSIDE OF REG6 LIKE TO BE HEARD???

LION NATION/ THE DOMINATION!!!!

Hall Co.

November 14th, 2013
8:08 pm

Tell em eaglenationrising because the RAFT Region 6 will feel tomorrow is tonight is not going to be good for ya’ll. All that talent and don’t what to do with it. Outside of Tucker ya’ll haven’t even played in a Championship game So call SEC of HS football..hahahahahahahaha………..