Second-round preview: Class AAAAAA

Colquitt County at North Cobb

When, where: 7:30 p.m. Friday, Emory Sewell Stadium, Kennesaw

Records, rankings: Colquitt County is 9-2, the No. 2 seed from Region 1 and No. 3; North Cobb is 9-2, the No. 1 seed from Region 4 and No. 10.

Last meeting: This is the teams’ first meeting.

Three things to know: 1. Both teams made the semifinals last season. Colquitt lost to Norcross, and North Cobb lost to Lovejoy. A victory would put Colquitt in the quarterfinals for the fifth consecutive season. North Cobb is trying to make the quarters for the second straight season and third time since making the state final in 1959. Colquitt County is 11-3 in playoff road games over the past five seasons. No other Georgia school has won more than 10 playoff road games since 2000. 2. Colquitt County RB Sihiem King rushed for 124 yards in the 41-10 first-round victory over Newnan and has 1,183 yards rushing on the season. QB Daniel Mobley was 25-of-36 passing for 236 yards, putting him over 2,000 yards on the season (2,025). 3. QB Tyler Queen passed for 190 yards and a touchdown and scored three touchdowns in North Cobb’s 60-18 first-round victory over Luella. Queen has thrown for 1,971 yards this season. RB JeVonte Herrod has rushed for more than 1,100 yards.

Maxwell Ratings’ projection: Colquitt County by 8

Winner plays: Peachtree Ridge/Dacula winner

Peachtree Ridge at Dacula

When, where: 7:30 p.m. Friday, Barron Field, Dacula

Records, rankings: Peachtree Ridge is 8-3, the No. 4 seed from Region 7 and unranked; Dacula is 7-4, the No. 2 seed from Region 8 and unranked.

Last meeting: Peachtree Ridge won 17-0 in the first round of the 2008 Class AAAAA playoffs.

Three things to know: 1. Peachtree Ridge RB Jordan Ellis rushed for 263 yards and scored six touchdowns in a 59-20 victory over Region 5 champion Lassiter last week. Ellis, who is committed to Virginia, has rushed for 1,546 yards on the season. Dacula had trouble stopping the run last week as West Forsyth RB Trevor O’Brien rushed for 188 yards. 2. Dacula is primarily a running team. QB Aaron Grove has about as many yards rushing (team-leading 624) as passing. Running backs C.J. Mayes and Jaqque Evangelister each have more than 500 yards rushing, but in the 36-30 victory over West Forsyth, it was Bijan Sirleaf (137 yards rushing, three touchdowns) and Kelan Fraise (105 yards rushing, 71-yard TD run) that got the most yardage. 3. Both teams had losing records last season. Peachtree Ridge was 4-6; Dacula was 1-9. This will be the sixth time in nine seasons that one or the other (but not both) has made the quarterfinals. Dacula advanced in 2005 and 2011, Peachtree Ridge in 2006, 2008 and 2009.

Maxwell Ratings’ projection: Peachtree Ridge by 14

Winner plays: Colquitt County/North Cobb winner

Lowndes at Lovejoy

When, where: 7:30 p.m. Friday, Twelve Oaks Stadium, Lovejoy

Records, rankings: Lowndes is 8-3, the No. 3 seed from Region 1 and unranked; Lovejoy is 10-1, the No. 1 seed from Region 2 and No. 6.

Last meeting: Lovejoy won 43-3 in the first round of the 2002 Class AAAAA playoffs.

Three things to know: 1. These teams have played each other three times in the playoffs, with Lowndes winning in 1999 and 2001 and Lovejoy winning in 2002. The first playoff game that Lovejoy coach Al Hughes lost came against Lowndes in 2001, and the first playoff game that Lowndes coach Randy McPherson lost came against Lovejoy in 2002. Lovejoy’s 43-3 victory in 2002 remains the most lopsided loss of McPherson’s Lowndes career. 2. Lovejoy WR Preston Williams, a junior, caught seven passes for 275 yards and four touchdowns in the 27-23 first-round victory over Marietta. Williams, who has committed to Tennessee, has 50 receptions for 1,235 yards and 14 touchdowns on the season. His 47-yard reception in the final seconds was the winning touchdown. 3. Lowndes held East Coweta to 10 yards rushing in the Vikings’ 38-10 victory in the first round. A.J. Harper had three tackles for losses, forced two fumbles and returned a third fumble (forced by LB Tre Jackson) 13 yards for a touchdown and a 20-0 lead. Lowndes is a run-oriented team (198.0 rushing per game to 65.5 passing) without a player with more than 500 yards rushing.

Maxwell Ratings’ projection: Lovejoy by 4

Winner plays: Brookwood/Norcross winner

Brookwood at Norcross

When, where: 7:30 p.m. Friday, Norcross Stadium, Norcross

Records, rankings: Brookwood is 6-5, the No. 3 seed from Region 8 and unranked; Norcross is 9-2, the No. 1 seed from Region 7 and No. 5.

Last meeting: Brookwood won 34-24 in the second round of the 2010 Class AAAAA playoffs.

Three things to know: 1. Norcross, the defending state champion and preseason No. 1 team, has won eight consecutive games since a 36-17 loss to North Gwinnett on Sept. 13 and not allowed more than 20 points in a game in that time. That includes a 28-0 shutout of Etowah in the first round. Norcross allowed only 134 yards in total offense but did struggle on offense as the first half was scoreless, and 1,000-yard rusher Josh Boyd was not a big factor. 2. Brookwood RB Jesse Brown rushed for 239 yards and scored touchdowns on runs of 3, 56, 51 and 55 yards in a 35-16 first-round victory over Lambert. It was the fourth time in five seasons that Brookwood has won a first-round game on the road. The other wins were against McEachern (2009), Peachtree Ridge (2011) and Lassiter (2012). 3. Brookwood’s first-round victory was its second must-win game in two weeks. The Broncos had to beat Grayson (30-27 in overtime) in the final week of the regular season to make the playoffs. Brookwood leads the series against Norcross 8-3, although they have played only four times in the past 20 years.

Maxwell Ratings’ projection: Norcross by 30

Winner plays: Lowndes/Lovejoy winner

McEachern at Hughes

When, where: 7:30 p.m. Friday, Langston Hughes Stadium, Fairburn

Records, rankings: McEachern is 9-2, the No. 3 seed from Region 4 and unranked; Hughes is 10-1, the No. 1 seed from Region 3 and No. 9.

Last meeting: This is the teams’ first meeting.

Three things to know: 1. McEachern freshman QB Bailey Hockman, the son of head coach Kyle Hockman, threw for 205 yards in his first varsity start in the Indians’ 36-21 first-round victory over Newton. Hockman was playing for injured starter Ty Clemons. McEachern star RB Taj Griffin was hurt in the Newton game. Clemons and Griffin are not ruled out from playing this week. McEachern, a No. 3 seed, has not made the quarterfinals since 1999. 2. Hughes RB Keion Davis rushed for 202 yards and two touchdowns on 18 carries in a 34-20 victory over Valdosta in the first round. Davis, who has committed to Marshall, has rushed for 1,614 yards, second-most in AAAAAA to the 1,735 of Campbell’s Mike Rogers, whose season is finished. 3. Hughes, which opened in 2009, won its first region title and made its first playoff appearance last season but lost to one of McEachern’s Region 4 rivals, third-seeded North Cobb, 42-14 at home in the second round.

Maxwell Ratings’ projection: Hughes by 7

Winner plays: Collins Hill/Alpharetta winner

Collins Hill at Alpharetta

When, where: 7:30 p.m. Friday, Alpharetta Stadium, Alpharetta

Records, rankings: Collins Hill is 10-1, the No. 2 seed from Region 7 and No. 7; Alpharetta is 9-2, the No. 1 seed from Region 6 and unranked.

Last meeting: This is the teams’ first meeting.

Three things to know: 1. Collins Hill has won five consecutive games since a 28-0 loss to Norcross on Oct. 11 and scored at least 41 points in each, including the 41-7 victory over Walton last week. RB Tyler Henderson rushed for 111 yards, giving him 1,410 on the season, and four touchdowns. QB Tyler Herman passed for 207 yards, giving him 2,530 on the season. 2. Alpharetta, which opened in 2004, won its first playoff game in history with a 41-23 victory over South Gwinnett after three first-round losses in three years. Austin King was 12-of-29 passing for 216 yards and three touchdowns, two in the fourth quarter. King has 2,252 yards passing this season. 3. Collins Hill, the only ranked team in its quarter of the draw, is seeking its third quarterfinal appearance in history. The others were 2001 and 2010, when the Eagles made it the semifinals. Collins Hill beat another region champion from north Fulton County (Roswell) on the road to make the quarters in 2010.

Maxwell Ratings’ projection: Collins Hill by 22

Winner plays: McEachern/Hughes winner

Hillgrove at Camden County

When, where: 7:30 p.m. Friday, Chris Gilman Stadium, Kingsland

Records, rankings: Hillgrove is 10-1, the No. 2 seed from Region 4 and No. 8; Camden County is 10-1, the No. 1 seed from Region 1 and No. 2.

Last meeting: Camden County won 52-17 in the first round of the 2012 Class AAAAAA playoffs.

Three things to know: 1. Hillgrove’s 2010 second-round victory over Camden County, 28-26, was one of the more memorable upsets in recent playoff history. Camden entered the game as two-time defending state champion and ranked No. 1. Camden won the rematch in the 2012 first round 52-17. Camden County is 26-5 in home playoff games since 2002 but has been eliminated at home each of the past three seasons (Hillgrove, Colquitt County, Norcross). 2. Hillgrove QB Elijah Ironside passed for 180 yards and five touchdowns – three to Justin Denton – in a 41-13 victory over Alcovy in the first round. Ironside has 2,269 yards passing on the season. RB Richardre Bagley ran for 187 yards against Alcovy and has 1,373 yards rushing on the season. 3. Camden County went over 3,000 yards rushing as a team for the season in a 36-7 victory over Westlake last week. Tyrone Rauls (569) and Antonio Wimbush (571) are the leading rushers. Camden has passed for 485 yards.

Maxwell Ratings’ projection: Camden County by 10

Winner plays: North Gwinnett/Archer winner

North Gwinnett at Archer

When, where: 7:30 p.m. Friday, Archer Community Stadium, Lawrenceville

Records, rankings: North Gwinnett is 10-1, the No. 3 seed from Region 7 and No. 1; Archer is 11-0, the No. 1 seed from Region 8 and No. 4.

Last meeting: North Gwinnett won 49-3 in the first round of the 2011 Class AAAAA playoffs.

Three things to know: 1. This is one of three AAAAAA games matching Top 10 teams (No. 8 Hillgrove at No. 2 Camden County and No. 3 Colquitt County at No. 10 North Cobb are the others) and one of 11 in all classifications. But only one other (No. 4 Carrollton at No. 3 Monroe Area in AAAA) matches teams in the top four. The previous meeting between the two was Archer’s first playoff game. 2. Archer QB Gabe Tiller (177-of-252 passing for 2,202 yards and 25 touchdowns) is completing more than 70 percent of his passes. He was accurate on his first nine last week in a 34-7 victory over North Forsyth. RB Randy Nails had 102 yards rushing and has 967 on the season. 3. North Gwinnett held Milton to 114 yards in total offense in the 34-10 victory in the first round. C.J. Leggett rushed for 138 yards, giving him 1,032 on the season. QB Hayden Sphire returned from injury and was 8-for-19 passing for 99 yards, 80 of that on a screen pass to Nate Brown. Sphire has thrown for 1,919 yards in nine games.

Maxwell Ratings’ projection: North Gwinnett by 15

Winner plays: Hillgrove/Camden County winner

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448 comments Add your comment

My2Cents

November 18th, 2013
9:24 am

Some of these Margin of victories are crazy. NG favored by 15 over Archer. I know Archer is still somewhat of a mystery, but I have seen them play and they are very balanced on Offense. I think this is going to be a shoot out and I pick the upset Archer winning by 3. CH over Alpharetta that seems excessive. I watched Alpharetta on 5 occasions and their D is big and fly to the football. I like CH’s D against Alpharetta’s O so I pick CH in a close one.

1AAAAAA Fan

November 18th, 2013
9:38 am

I was at North Cobb when Coach Sewell,Clark,Swales, Whiddon,Cochran and Jacobs were there…I’m now living in 1AAAAAA town and big fan but in my heart I love NCH. “Raise the Spear Warriors.” like’em both.
Go Lowndes and Camden… kick a@@!

Sportsnut

November 18th, 2013
9:58 am

Lowndes needs to pass the ball if they are going to beat Lovejoy. I am not saying that will help but it couldn’t hurt. 263 yards are not going to get the job done. They must be able to move the ball and put it in the endzone. Lovejoy can score quickly and if Lowndes gets down early with no passing game, they are in trouble.

LHSAlum33

November 18th, 2013
11:18 am

@Sportsnut I think the way Marietta ran the ball, Lowndes doesn’t need to throw the ball. Throwing the ball plays right into Lovejoy’s strength. The team that will beat us will be the team that continues to run the ball and keep it away from that quick strike offense. Screens are good against us because of how aggressive we play. I hope Lowndes throws the ball because if we don’t make adjustments to the run, it could get bad, especially if they are picking up 5 or 6 yards a carry

CC23

November 18th, 2013
11:30 am

I’ve watched every Alpharetta game this year and right now this team is feeling good after destroying a team the big bad Gwinnett paper said we wouldnt have a chance in, now Collins Hill by 22? They are a great team but AJC nor anyone else can show this Raider squad any respect. Raiders win by 6 on Friday

Sportsnut

November 18th, 2013
11:39 am

@LHS33 == They will need to throw if we get ahead. That is my point. I just don’t think we will give them much on the ground. It is all about matchups and I think we do matchup well with them. They have a ball control type offense and that is O.K. but not if you are trailing. Don’t think for one minute that we will give up 5-6 yards per play. That would not be realistic. I am sure Coach Carson knows that they have no passing game. He will devise a plan for their running game.

How will they accomplish anything if we play our normal D? Teams that have given us the most problems have been passing teams. Marietta may have been the only team to gain a substantial amount of yards on the ground against us. Benson had 109 yards on 27 carries and I can’t think of anyone else that did that much on the ground except Colquitt’s King.

Loren Maxwell

November 18th, 2013
11:47 am

@CC23: “destroying a team the big bad Gwinnett paper said we wouldnt have a chance in”

I’m not sure who the “big bad Gwinnett paper” is, but the Maxwell ratings, which are carried in the AJC, projected Alpharetta by 16 over South Gwinnett. Alpharetta won by 18.

RobFromNorcross

November 18th, 2013
11:56 am

Amazing that the two teams that were able to run on Lovejoy were Colquitt and Marietta. Wonder why that is?

Camden74

November 18th, 2013
11:57 am

All I have to say is, RELEASE the CATS!!!! :-D

WolfDawg

November 18th, 2013
12:09 pm

Uhhh CC – Being a #1 & Winning by 18 over a #4….. That’s DESTROYING the other?? LOL

You’ll actually see that version this FriedDay evening – on YOUR field of play…

Your weak 6-AAAAAA has the right to an inferiority complex though, seeing how it was MASHED 3-1, by 7, 18 & 24 margins..

Really????????????????????

November 18th, 2013
12:41 pm

Sportsnut, from where I was sitting in the Oaks. If not for Williams 275 yards and every score. This was the quick strike I witnessed. I will give Lovejoy that front 7 seven, but Marietta was successful on the corners. Marietta lost their QB for the game and still hung around. We all know how it ended. Marietta was really just running, the QB(receiver) could not at all. I think that this game will be closer than expected and could go either way. Both teams lost to Colquitt and both teams defeated East Coweta. Based on what I seen at QB for both teams, this game will be won by who makes the least mistakes and who takes advantage of those mistakes. I do think that Lowndes is quicker on defense than Marietta especially in the secondary. If Lovejoy cannot get that running game going like at Marietta, it could be an issue. By the way most Wing T teams don’t pass anyway. They are a ground and pound. I still like Lovejoy at home though. Just pointing out the difference in Lowndes and Marietta. You keep saying if the Lovejoy team shows up. Could it be that we have seen the Lovejoy team? Even when Lovejoy wins, you say if the Lovejoy team shows up. We are in the playoffs now, if the Lovejoy team you are waiting on doesn’t show soon, none of us will ever see them. But like you always say, we won.

Alpha mega

November 18th, 2013
1:02 pm

@wolf by your prediction Alpharetta was supposed to lose Friday being the weakest number 1 seed in playoffs. The South Gwinett should have been uglier if the Alpharetta QB could hit wide open receivers, if he connects on half of his miscues this game is at least a 55+ game. Now I do agree if these mistakes haven’t been corrected by Friday it could be 1 and done for the Raiders. Cause 12 for 29 won’t cut it. Either way I think alpharetta wins a close one. There defense is legit top 15 in the state. And the offense can strike at any time.

region4fan

November 18th, 2013
1:11 pm

I see that Maxwell has all three Region 4 teams losing. I won’t pick games but will say I do not think that all three go down this round.

UncleIndian

November 18th, 2013
1:30 pm

GO MCEACHERN INDIANS!!!!! PLAY WILL ANSWER THE CRITICS!!!!!

UncleIndian

November 18th, 2013
1:31 pm

Good luck Hillgrove and N. Cobb!!!! Show them the same!!!!

Patrick

November 18th, 2013
1:48 pm

One thing is for sure, if Colquitt Co. wins it all in AAAAAA, TH will then have to say it was accomplished by a PREDOMINATELY passing team for the first time in years !

Team Tigerblood

November 18th, 2013
1:53 pm

Maxwell must have a virus thinking NG by 15. How oblivious to winning in GA 6A do you think we are at Archer? In 4 years we’ve won 3 GHSA cups. This is our 5th year. Our facilities are fairly nice, we have big athletic kids and our coaching is as good as anybody in GA. Tiger Nation is appalled at these projections. Oh well, what does Maxwell know anyway? Maxwell aint never put a helmet on a day in his life.

Flyer

November 18th, 2013
1:55 pm

@Patrick– Up to this point in the season, Colquitt County has run the ball 325 times and passed 304 times. That means Colquitt runs the ball 51.6% of the time.

yo

November 18th, 2013
2:17 pm

@Sportsnut when is the last time Lovejoy played that ancient offense very few teams see any more called the Wing T?

Orange and White

November 18th, 2013
2:27 pm

Colquitt County by 8? Hilarious thought.

Bring it hawgs.

Fear The Spear

MADDBALL

November 18th, 2013
3:12 pm

@ Orange and White I think everybody knows N.Cobb is a pretty good team that scores alotta points.somehow I hope the Packers defense can slow them down if not I know we could be in 4 a long night. we have our hands full just like we have for the past 5 yrs in the playoffs.some tests we pass,some we didnt. Good luck 2 your team and just remember THE ROAD WARRIORS are coming to invade your field and hopefully we can get out of Cobb co. with a win

Orange and White

November 18th, 2013
3:29 pm

@ MADDBALL,

You ain’t coming to invade nothin, hoss. It’s fun to make-believe.

R31768 Pack

November 18th, 2013
4:20 pm

If North Cobb wins Friday, we are going to have another Rabid on the blogs with O&W. Good Luck O&W. O&W, just for giggles, log in to the GAVSV and stir those guys up over there.

Sportsnut

November 18th, 2013
4:40 pm

@Really == You have not once read where I wrote “if Lovejoy shows up” or “which Lovejoy shows up”. We always show up. The only thing you might have heard me say is if we play Lovejoy football. Once again, you are misinformed.

Sportsnut

November 18th, 2013
4:47 pm

@Yo == Does it really matter now? We will see it Friday. The last time Lowndes came to 12 Oaks, it did not go well. did it?

Sportsnut

November 18th, 2013
4:50 pm

@ O & W == Do not go there. That place is full of bigots and who knows what else. I went and left and never went back. They talk more about each other than football. The only thing good about that site is Ocean Tiger, who post stats.

R31768 Pack

November 18th, 2013
5:00 pm

@Sportsnut – How well do you think the Pack D will match up with North Cobb?

Sportsnut

November 18th, 2013
5:02 pm

@Yo == Where has it gotten Lowndes lately? At home watching. 08′, quarters, 09′ 2nd round, 10′ quarters, 11′ 2nd round, 12′ 1st round. 250 yards will not suffice. 65 yards passing will not get it done Friday.

Sportsnut

November 18th, 2013
5:07 pm

@R31768Pack == Colquitt had better be ready to play. NC is a very good team. Tyler Queen is a very smart kid. He has very high football I.Q. he has a great arm and will run if he see’s it. Herrod will run over, through and around you. Albright is an athlete. He is a good receiver and DB. All in all, Colquitt will have their hands full.

yo

November 18th, 2013
5:11 pm

@Sportsnut I see again you avoid the question. You are getting good at that Sportsnut.

Orange and White

November 18th, 2013
5:22 pm

#15, #6, #3, #5, #1 are the big time guys you need to worry about. #17, #16, #13 can burn you too though. We are beatable, but you have to play a near-perfect game to best us.

Sportsnut

November 18th, 2013
5:38 pm

@Yo == Since we have a record of 47-5 since 10′, it does not matter. I am sure someone called what they do the wing-t. If you want to be real about, virtually no one uses it anymore. Region 1 in 6A is the holdover.

Sportsnut

November 18th, 2013
5:41 pm

@Yo == Since it is so difficult to come from behind when you are a wing T team, most schools that ran it abandoned it. Those 3 or four yards are your enemy when you are behind and the clock is running.

Sportsnut

November 18th, 2013
6:00 pm

@Yo == The most prominent team we played that ran the wing-t, if my memory serves me correctly, was Tucker in the Dome in 11′. We lost to them 22-7. Then again, Lowndes is no Tucker.

Sportsnut

November 18th, 2013
6:12 pm

@Yo == What happened in 11′ when Colquitt beat you 34-7. Could the wing t bring you back? What about 12′, when Marietta came to your house and put it on you? Did the wing t help? The same Marietta that we have beat now 2 years in a row to end their season. Or more recent, Newton beat you. A team we beat thoroughly. Also Camden, who beat you 28-7, or maybe Colquitt, who put up a 37-7 score. Did the wing t help you in any of those games?

Todd Holcomb

November 18th, 2013
6:13 pm

re: North Gwinnett favored by 15 points …

North Gwinnett has played Norcross, Collins Hill, Camden County and Peachtree Ridge. If the projected margin of victory had been 15 in each of those games, North Gwinnett would’ve covered three of four. Further, there is one common opponent. NG beat Grayson by 35. Archer beat Grayson by 13.

So why is it surprising that a math model would predict a 15-point win over Archer? The Maxwell Ratings might not tell you what’s going to happen, but they give you some objective insight into what already has happened. If you analyze the scores, it ain’t that close.

Sportsnut

November 18th, 2013
6:15 pm

@Yo == Consider that the worst loss of your coach’s career at Lowndes and his worst playoff loss and his first playoff loss at Lowndes came at the hands of Lovejoy. Come on, talk back.

Fear the spears

November 18th, 2013
6:24 pm

Lets go North Cobb, Maybe the most undersized defense, but they have the biggets heart.

R31768 Pack

November 18th, 2013
6:25 pm

@Sportsnut — Thanks, With the exception of the Lowndes and Newnan game, we have started off slow this year and haven’t had a chance to defend the spread. When we played Lovejoy, you guys didn’t air it out to Williams. Give me your honest opinion. Did the coaches choose not to go to Williams as much or did our corners do a good job defending him. If I remember correctly, he was open on several occasions but was overthrown.

Sportsnut

November 18th, 2013
6:36 pm

@Pack == I think it was a combination of things. He was hurt last season and did not really get into many games. It was also ,early in the season and the coach’s wanted to establish the running game. It also was the fact that we did not have a proven Qb. Neely was new to the system, Rogers did not have the experience and the back up to last years starter had been switched to defense and was also playing wideout. So there were multiple reasons he did not figure more into the game plan. The fact that he was over thrown may have contributed to the choice to not throw it as much.

Sportsnut

November 18th, 2013
7:01 pm

@Yo == Come back. I did not mean to run you away!

bksmith14

November 18th, 2013
7:23 pm

i am here sportsnut…i will talk back. Get your popcorn ready fri night. This team has wen through a lot of adversity this year on the team and at the school level and our defense is capable of completing shutting your run game down and making you rely on having to go to preston williams all night. He is one heck of a player..and he is one of if not the best wideout in the state, however we do have a lot of speed and 2 seniors will be covering him ..he will not have 275 yds receiving nor 4 tds this fri night. This team is a lot better since colquitt….only hickup we have had since that game was camden and we gave them 2 free tds..they only drove field on us once. None of that matters right now…with no disrespect to colquitts great defense nor camdens…this will be the fastest defense you have seen all year. You have only really played 2 or 3 teams that i call “good” teams. If we run it with success , you lose, its that simple. If you shut our run game down. we lose. We have a very good fg kicker as well and one of the best punters i have seen this year in 6 aaaaaa. East coweta had 10 yards rushing at home on their own home turf. We are hungry and pissed off. Coach mac has actually done one of his better coaching jobs if you ask me for this team to be i rd 2 of the playoffs considering the youth we have on offense and the turmoil this team and school has been going through this year. Get ready boy

NG17

November 18th, 2013
7:26 pm

Archer has came a long way in 5 years. Should be a good game. and not like last year.
If Mill Creek was in region 8 they would be region champs this year. I see all 4 Region 7
teams sweeping this round.

bksmith14

November 18th, 2013
7:31 pm

lovejoy had to comeback to beat coweta after being down 35-20 near end of 3rd. you had to comeback to beat alpharetta by 1 24-23……you had to have a miracle play in the final min of game to beat marietta without their starting qb. Lowndes defense is much faster and much more physical than mariettas d this year i can promise you that much. Very close group of guys will be running out on the field fri night to take on lovejoy and quite frankly most of them are sick and tired of hearing about how good you guys are. We are the underdogs and we like it.

cr0n

November 18th, 2013
7:34 pm

NGHS has too many weapons, strong coaching and extensive playoff experience. Archer will be blown out home. Go Dawgs!!!

Team Tigerblood

November 18th, 2013
7:37 pm

@NG17 of course you do. @TH Maxwell need to consider time of year because beginning of the season is alittle different than end of season. All Im saying is a 15 point game dont seem like much of a match. I was thinking differential more in the single digets. It can go either way (thats why you play the game, obviously). Thats just too many points there.

yo

November 18th, 2013
7:49 pm

@Sportsnut…………Tucker 22-7 and I rest my case.

yo

November 18th, 2013
7:50 pm

Sportsnut I have seen Colquit. I know Colquit personally and up close. Lovejoy is NO Colquit.

yo

November 18th, 2013
8:00 pm

@Sportsnut since that worse loss by McP to Lovejoy in his first year at Lowndes as the head coach we have won 3 (Count them 3) 6A championships. How ya’ll doing? In any classification? Oh that’s right you do know how to lose in the finals don’t you? Gotten quite good at that recently. Even a squirrelly program called Lovejoy finds and acorn sometimes. Wow you gave up 35 points to East Coweta? I thought you guys played defense. East Coweta is no Colquit either. Not even a Valdosta, aTift, a Coffee, or a Brunswick. Need to rename the program to Williams cause that’s all you got. Tucker 22-Lovejoy 7. :-)

MADDBALL

November 18th, 2013
8:06 pm

@ Orange and White …. no invade is the correct term. Check the Pack playoff resume over the past 5yrs….Nothing Make Believe about that buddy.We respect you,but don’t fear you.I hope you dont take the Pack lightly just bc you’re playing at home.The pack fans travel well and will fill your vistors side up So it will be just like playing at home 4 us.We are the Road Warriors and we are coming!!!!!!!