5-AAAAA, 6-AAAAA battle for region supremacy

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

- For the second consecutive season, the only two regions to win three games in the first round were 5-AAAAA (North Paulding, South Paulding, East Paulding) and 6-AAAAA (Tucker, Mays, Stephenson). In 2012, the remaining six teams from those regions went head to head in the second round, with Region 5 taking two of the three matchups. There will be two second-round games between the regions this year when Stephenson faces North Paulding and East Paulding takes on Tucker. South Paulding from Region 5 will face defending state champion Gainesville and Mays from Region 6 will play Kell in the other games.

- Last year, a Harris County team that had never won a playoff game and started the 2012 season 0-4 was the surprise team of the playoffs, advancing to the quarterfinals before losing to Gainesville. This year’s under-the-radar team appears to be Richmond Hill. The Wildcats are 10-1, suffering their only loss in a 34-17 game against Ware County. They are riding a hot quarterback in Nick Fitzgerald, a Mississippi State commitment who ran for both touchdowns in 13-7 victory over Thomas County Central last week. Richmond Hill’s opponent this week is Warner Robins, which beat the Wildcats 17-15 on a late field goal in the first round last year.

- No second-round game brings together two teams with more recent success than the matchup between Northside-Warner Robins and Ware County. Northside has won at least 10 games for a state-record 16th consecutive season, with state titles in 2006 and 2007 and runner-up finishes in 2005 and 2009. Ware County has won 10 games or more seven times in 11 seasons and reached the state final in 2007 and 2012. Ware County beat the Eagles 24-17 in overtime in the semifinals last season.

- All eight region champions won their first-round games and six of the eight No. 2 seeds advanced, giving the home teams a 14-2 record last weekend. The only higher seeded teams that lost at home were Flowery Branch (Region 8 #2, lost to Stephenson) and Creekview (Region 7 #2, lost to East Paulding). Warner Robins of 2-AAAAA was the only region champion that won by fewer than 14 points, beating Whitewater 34-27.

- Creekside had three consecutive seasons of 10 or more victories from 1998-2000 and 2004-2006, but it had not won a playoff game since the most recent streak was broken. That drought ended in the first round when the Seminoles beat Lakeside-Evans 47-14 to improve to 11-0 for the fourth time in the program’s 24-year history. Coach Olten Downs is in his first season at Creekside after leading Riverdale to the playoffs in 2012.

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THE "CANNON RULES"!!

November 21st, 2013
10:29 am

It’s getting closer now…A bit over 24 hrs. till TUCKER begins to hear the rumble…We plan to hit the parking lot at Hallford not with rap playing but the strains of Garth Brook’s…”THE THUINDER ROLLS” will be playing with a slight revision…

Six Thirty in the evening…
Lots of RAIDERS are insight…
But TUCKER’s lookin’ like a ghost town
On a FULL moon crisp Fall night
The Home side is filling but they now know
There’s a storm moving in…and It’s coming from PAULDING headin’ straight towards them…
As the Stadium rocks and the rumble is felt by all
Thru the smoke and the THUNDER the CANNON has FIRED!!
And the TIGERS FLEE and THE TIGERS FLEE!!!

So while I would LOVE to be at the NORTH game EAST has to also go take care of business. Can’t wait to see the AJC winners pick and the margin of victory they give to TUCKER…

I REALLY hope the kids and the Coach’s at EAST read these blogs and listen to ALL the talk about how they have NO HOPE OF BEATING TUCKER!!! Going to TUCKER as the BIG UNDERDOG and beating them will finally show these bloggers what kinda ball is played in Region 5 AAAAA…

TUCKER is going to quickly see that they are in another game like the had with STEPHENSON and MAYS as the EAST “D” will give them fits! I really don’t look for a high scoring game as hard hitting is going to cause turnovers and I see the EAST kicker playing a HUGE part in winning this game!

Don’t worry TUCKER folks that’s NOT THUNDER you hear…that’s the sound of CANNON FIRE heading up 85 and COMING YOUR WAY and it’s ALMOST here!!!

TICK…TICK…TICK…BOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOM!!!

GO RAIDERS!!! NOW TUCKER GETS RAIDED!!!!!

WeAreNorth!!

November 21st, 2013
11:12 am

North will have the Den rocking and on LOCK when Stephenson rolls in. They are in for a huge awakening. Tomorrow night has ben 17-18 years in the making. We’ve prepared these young men for war, and its OUR time!

@Cannon – Roll up into Tucker and let all of them know what Paulding Co. is all about. I too wish I could be at your game, but we have a little business to take care of first. Stephenson has been REALLY quiet this week compared to weeks past. They know it, we know it, now we just have to settle the score once and for all at The Den!

Where my wolves at? Hhhhhhhhooooooowwwwwwwlllllll

Many Wolves, One PACK!!!!

rwdekalb

November 21st, 2013
12:02 pm

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BcS2010

November 21st, 2013
12:03 pm

Tucker and Stephenson will win big!!!

TuckerD

November 21st, 2013
12:05 pm

@The Cannon Rules we will settle all of this on tomorrow.

WE ARE TUCKER!!!

TuckerDAD

November 21st, 2013
12:06 pm

The blog police have got me again. I can’t make any meaningful post.

JAGRULE

November 21st, 2013
12:44 pm

Jag Nation quiet? Calm before the storm. Nobody…and I mean NOBODY in Paulding has ever faced the kind of defense that Stephenson plays. We hit and it hurts! We have 13 kids already committed to D1 schools with 5-7 more waiting to announce. When that talent and pain is unleashed in Balding (I mean Paulding) Friday night, it will be ugly.

Royal Blue & Black baby. Strong Black

gomez3000

November 21st, 2013
12:52 pm

If Paulding county adds any more high schools they are gonna have to get super directional with names – Northeast, South Central, North by Northwest, South by Southwest, etc.

JAB

November 21st, 2013
1:38 pm

NEVER FEAR, “JAB” IS HERE… Let me put it this way:

It was the night before the second round playoffs game with the Paulding Co. teams.
and all through the blogs Tucker & Stephenson didn’t say a word, to the Paulding county bloggers, this got on their nerves. Little did they know that the JAGS & TIGERS had growling and roaring for some Paulding county meat, CANNON & WeAreNorth!! and the rest them reg.5A will be in for a treat. So, since they have beating up on each other, that they are strong, but Friday night, the JAGS & TIGERS will prove them wrong. There little boys against our big boys they really don’t know, from the kickoff until the end, it’s JAGS & TIGERS show. @ When the JAGS & TIGERS took the field, they started shaking in their shoes, statistics & history showed that they would loose. At the end of the game both JAGS & TIGERS walked off the field so kool, CANNON & WeAreNorth deep in their hearts, they knew they would loose. Let this be a lesson for ALL to see region 6 5A is the top in the state and the high school of SEC…. PAULDING CO. EAST & NORTH RIP….;)

RealisticFan

November 21st, 2013
1:55 pm

Ok my Reg 5 predictions

East puts up a first half fight but runs out of steam and the 35-17 final looks worse then it was.

South shocks Gainsville -45-42 as the kicker hits one at the buzzer.

Norths line steps up to the challenge and Stephenson turns equipment 10′hrs later. 42-28

RealisticFan

November 21st, 2013
1:57 pm

I Stephenson holds North to 9 points as previously suggested ill change my name to “PauldingfanbowstoReg6strength”

JAB

November 21st, 2013
2:00 pm

@ After Stephenson was leading by 40 at the 3rd, I quickly rush to Hallford, sat on EP side but didn’t hear a word, the coaches was nervous because they couldn’t move the ball, making up plays on the field still none of that work at all. Tucker was leading by more than 50 pts. as I look to say, but some other Dekalb county fans said “JAB”, that JV okay… So the next time as I’ve told you Paulding Co. bloggers if you think you would win, you better try to adjust your win/loss position maybe you want get us in 2nd round again!!! LIGHT OUT IN PAULDING COUNTY…

GO STEPHENSON JAGUARS AND REGION 6 5A THE SEC OF HIGH SCHOOL FOOTBALL AND #1 IN THE STATE…

LIONS, JAGUARS, & RAIDERS GRRRRROOOOOWL & KAAAAABOOOOOM WE’RE COME AT YA

Hickory Dickory Doc
EP & NP are on our clock
You though you had a good game plan for this good reason,
no chance to beat The JAGS or TIGERS, it’s the end of your season
Hickory Dickory Doc

TuckerD

November 21st, 2013
2:17 pm

Tucker,Stephenson & Mays its time to make another statement and handle business tomorrow night.
It’s time to close it out in 5A Dekalb.

Not sure if its true just heard 1 of the Dekalb teams is appealing to move up and play 6A the next 2 yrs and If that happens the another team will follow . Hope my sources are correct.

In the mean time let’s make it do what it do Region 6

WE ARE TUCKER!!!

TOP TIGER

November 21st, 2013
2:26 pm

@Cannon we don’t care what kind on music you guys come rolling in on, Hell you can come in on Conway Twitty ,but you guys still going to get your butt serve on a platter!!!!!!!!!!!! LOL

We are going to cover that point spread easy. JV get ready to play

WE ARE TUCKER

BigGrown

November 21st, 2013
2:57 pm

Northside WR was the 2001 state runner-up also…

5AReg6Fan

November 21st, 2013
2:59 pm

@TuckerD – followed up with some of my sources and was told the same – one of DeKalb’s team is planning to petition the GHSA to move up. Want say the team name, but I have a respectable relationship with this source. Look for an announcement to include four 2013 5A region 6 teams playing in 6A stating 2014.

To the rest of 5A, if you want Tucker & Stephenson, you better do it this year and it won’t come EASY!!!

Tigers, Jaguars, & Raiders moving on to the elite 8…
“WE ARE TUCKER” – Another Sweet Sixteen Appearance!!!

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

TuckerD

November 21st, 2013
3:09 pm

@ 5AReg6Fan as you already eluded to if its approved it will be one Hell of a Region with the possibility of Lovejoy. State of GA better watch out.

5AReg6Fan

November 21st, 2013
3:37 pm

@TuckerD – Yep, after I read your post on another blog, I said let me ping my network, not to disagree with your comments, but I just got excited over the possibilities of DeKalb bring its best at the next level. Much like Grayson did in 2011, caption the 5A State Championship and leaving the 2012 5A title open, region 6 is poised to do the same with the 2013 5A championship – No repeat for 2014!!! (LOL) Check with me at the tailgate as we WELCOME our good friends of E Paulding to DeKalb football – Good weather, brings out the Tiger’s speed. ‘Catch it if you can’!!!

“WE ARE TUCKER” – Another Sweet Sixteen Appearance!!!

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

gomez3000

November 21st, 2013
4:06 pm

Where is everyone getting these high scores against Stephenson? Ya’ll been hangin with Gainesville-Steve and passing the mason jar?

Stephenson is giving up and average of around 9 points per game on defense. Like that’s going to change by 33 points? Tucker had two special teams touchdowns and only scored 17 on offense.

I’m not saying the Stephenson can’t lose and they don’t give up more than 9, but get Realistic.

You guys are the ones that keep Vegas fat and happy.

JAB

November 21st, 2013
4:38 pm

MY WORDING (sp.) GOT ALL TWISTED IN MY LAST RHYMING POST.

JAB

November 21st, 2013
4:41 pm

@ After Stephenson was leading by 40 at the end of the 3rd, I quickly rush to Hallford, sat on EP side, but didn’t hear a word, the coaches was nervous because they couldn’t move the ball, making up plays on the field still none of that work at all. Tucker was leading by more than 50 pts. as I look to say, but some other Dekalb county fans said “JAB”, that’s playing JV okay… So the next time like I’ve told you Paulding Co. bloggers, if you think you would win, you better try to adjust your win/loss position maybe you wont get us in 2nd round again!!! LIGHTS OUT IN PAULDING COUNTY…

Dboy

November 21st, 2013
4:44 pm

Looks like I’m late to the party!

JAB

November 21st, 2013
4:46 pm

I’m gonna take a humble approach as we get closer to kickoff, Stephenson, Tucker, & Mays (ALL) are going to win on tomorrow, at this point, I don’t care if it’s by 20pts or 40 pts. Now guys that’s the generous that I can be! Now’ I’m a very fair guy, but you are pushing it if you ask me to pull the boys back by any score less than this….;(

HERE COMES REGION 6 5A AGAIN….
MAYS GET AT KELL
TUCKER GET AT EP
STEPHENSON GET AT NP

DEFENSE WINS CHAMPIONSHIPS AND THE JAGS ARE TAKING IT ONE GAME AT A TIME, SHUTTING DOWN EVERYBODY OFFENSE AND HEADED TO THE DOME….

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

Hickory Dickory Doc
South, East, North Paulding doesn’t matter you’re on the JAGS clock
we’ll play you up there or we will play you here, a lost for “U”
let me make myself clear
Hickory Dickory Doc…

Dboy

November 21st, 2013
4:47 pm

This is the moment I been waiting for..To finally shut up CannonRules. Who cares what you guys come into the stadium listen too. What your are going to witness on the field is A GOOD OL COUNTRY BUTT WHIPPING!! Remember you are a long way from home Cowboy!!

JAB

November 21st, 2013
4:49 pm

Then Dboy shows up! What’s up man…!!!!

Dboy

November 21st, 2013
4:52 pm

What’s up Jab!

JAB

November 21st, 2013
4:57 pm

It aint nothing but a Reg6 5A thing man, y’all handle y’all thing and we’re handle ours!

Dboy

November 21st, 2013
5:00 pm

Ok cool we will see y’all down the road hopefully!!

JAB

November 21st, 2013
5:09 pm

Not saying that I don’t respect for the Paulding County teams, because I do have a lot of respect for you, but come on guys’ I can see if you were NSWR, WR, Gainesville TCC or our very own Tucker, because these BIG BOYS have been there before and established themselves as a powerhouse, but you guys are still wet behind the ears, Come here EP, NP, & SP and let ole JAB here change your diapers; you’ve all been playing in the play pen too long and watching to many super hero’s movies. Tomorrow it’s going to be the real thing and I will make sure that all of my region foes brother’s bring you a clean pack of diapers, I (JAB) will be at the locker room door with North set after halftime, because you gonna need them, and definitely after the game, I’ll also have several box of tissue for all cryers, cause I know many of you grown men cry…! Lol.,

I’m gonna take a humble approach as we get closer to kickoff, Stephenson, Tucker, & Mays are all going to win on tomorrow, at this point don’t care if it’s by 20pts or 40 pts. Now guys that’s the generous that I can be! Now’ I’m a very fair guy, but you are pushing it if you ask me to pull the boys back any score less than this….;)

HERE COMES REGION 6 5A AGAIN….
MAYS GET AT KELL
TUCKER GET AT EP
STEPHENSON GET AT NP

DEFENSE WINS CHAMPIONSHIPS AND THE JAGS ARE TAKING IT ONE GAME AT A TIME, SHUTTING DOWN EVERYBODY OFFENSE AND HEADED TO THE DOME….

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

Hickory Dickory Doc
South, East, North Paulding doesn’t matter you’re on the JAGS clock
we’ll play you up there or we will play you here, a lost for “U”
let me make myself clear
Hickory Dickory Doc…

JAB

November 21st, 2013
5:13 pm

O’ Yeah! Dboy √ …

jagEDup

November 21st, 2013
5:31 pm

North paulding it time…nite nite time..this is going to be rush hour chris tucker “which one of yall kicked me” type of beating lol..im sure you guys have a good team but i just can’t see us loosing after last week…the playoffs are about who gets hot at the right time and i think that is what is happening at stephenson we are getting hot at the right time..i wish you luck but at this point i really feel if jesus aint suiting up with in the flesh we going to run the ball and play defense to a victory..JAGS I HEARD YALL SCARED SHIDDDD NOT ME PLAYA …IM FIRED UP

Longhorn nation

November 21st, 2013
5:37 pm

To be the best got a beat the best . WE ARE THE BEST KELL FOOTBALL !!!!!!!!! Seed kills

therabbidwolf

November 21st, 2013
5:39 pm

Remember that your not in the “hood” any longer Jags when you roll up in the Pasture and get your butts kicked, Would really hate to hear y’all being made to squeal like a pig.

No really, I hope y’all have a safe trip and enjoy all our hospitality.

Anyone seen my Banjo?

Longhorn nation

November 21st, 2013
5:39 pm

LOL speed kills

ATL...

November 21st, 2013
5:44 pm

And May’s speed will Kill the Little Longhorn in 27 hours Longhorn nation

ATL...

November 21st, 2013
5:45 pm

Mays’ speed lol

"THE CANNON RULES"

November 21st, 2013
5:52 pm

@ Dboy…

Figured you would eventually show up…First I should tell you that I grew up in DeKalb Cty, lived in the Apts. just down from Hallford after High School, Memorial Drive was our playground! So I AM NOT far from home as you put it! Looking forward to this game and I should also tell you that you will NOT shut me up as regardless of the outcome tomorrow night I will be right back in here come Sat. morning.

What you fail to understand is I believe in these RAIDERS and appreciate all the kids do to put on the games every Friday we all enjoy.

@ JAB…

Have a safe trip to NORTH tomorrow night, it’s a bit further up Hwy 92 or 41 depending on which way you come in. Be ready for traffic as the way it’s designed there is one way in and one way out…IT WILL BE PACKED! Don’t be surprised at a low scoring game…but if it does turn into a shoot-out, well that’s really NORTH’s kinda game!

Any suggestions on parking at HALLFORD???

TICK…TICK…TICK…BOOOOOOOOOOOOOOM!!!

TIGER HUNT STARTS IN JUST OVER 24 HOURS!!!

Longhorn nation

November 21st, 2013
5:55 pm

Keep dreaming Mayo we going to spread you like big old bottle of blue plate mayonnaise all over the little Longhorns stadium . Welcome to a real program The best KELL FOOTBALL HOOK”EM HORNS!!!!!!!!!

Dboy

November 21st, 2013
5:58 pm

Excuse me Cannonrules…It’s not where u from but where u at and who u rooting for. Dekalb Co is not your home or playground anymore..Paulding Co is!! Since u from Dekalb Co then you know what is about to happen to EP tomorrow night! You will be on the blog Sat morning being a apologist for EP talking about it was a end to a decent season.

ATL...

November 21st, 2013
6:09 pm

Then YOU woke up Longhorn nation and realized that the littlehorns got knock out of the second round by the Mays Raiders in royal fashion

"THE CANNON RULES"

November 21st, 2013
6:14 pm

@ Dboy…

I knew it was useless to respond to you…my mistake! But you should never apologize for have a good season, your post AS USUAL made NO sense!!!

TICK…TICK…TICK…BOOOOOOOOOOOOOOM!!!

TIGER HUNT STARTS IN JUST OVER 24 HOURS!!!

JAB

November 21st, 2013
6:20 pm

Gee witz, dawgonit CANNON; (IN MY GOMER PYLE VOICE), making me drive further up in them woods, that’s it gonna tell my JAGS to score more points, RELEASE THE CATS… GRRRRRROOOOOOWL….. you don’t want to mess with the JAGS!!

Ducker

November 21st, 2013
6:35 pm

@The Cannon Rules…Parking wont be a problem. The visiting team park in the first lot you will get too off Memorial Dr., home team park at the second parking lot near the college.

JAB

November 21st, 2013
6:43 pm

@ You Kell Lognhorns better treat our MAYS Raiders with some dignity and respect, no whipping is ever personal from region 6 5A. GRRRRROOOOOWL… Lol.,

HERE COMES REGION 6 5A AGAIN….
MAYS GET AT KELL
TUCKER GET AT EP
STEPHENSON GET AT NP

DEFENSE WINS CHAMPIONSHIPS AND THE JAGS ARE TAKING IT ONE GAME AT A TIME, SHUTTING DOWN EVERYBODY OFFENSE AND HEADED TO THE DOME….

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

Hickory Dickory Doc
South, East, North Paulding doesn’t matter you’re on the JAGS clock
we’ll play you up there or we will play you here, a lost for “U”
let me make myself clear
Hickory Dickory Doc…

JAB

November 21st, 2013
6:49 pm

@ the rabbieswolf, Lol., Didn’t your daddy ever told you when you turn a Jaguar loose in the woods, they go hunting for some wolves. GRRRRRROOOOOOWL…

Longhorn nation

November 21st, 2013
7:00 pm

Always we supply lots of crying towel for our opponents they seemed to need extra evey time and show them how to get back to DEKALB county seems there eyes swell shut from crying KELL FOOTBALL THE BEST !!!!!!

therabbidwolf

November 21st, 2013
7:10 pm

@JAB, I am glad to see that some people still have a sense of humor!

The Wolves are Hungry, Here kitty kitty kitty…….

blu eagle

November 21st, 2013
7:31 pm

The coaches are telling NSWR if they jump out to a early lead, lead at the half and have the lead when the game ends they wiil win the game, amazing!

SportsfanGa

November 21st, 2013
8:12 pm

@LonghornNation Im not gonna lie Kell has good solid team but Mays would have went undefeated with you all schedule also…Kell hasnt seen speed, Defense, or skills like this all year…Im sorry but Mays as some studs on O and D but most certainly on Defense all you will hear is Interception or pass broken up by #8 or sack by #9…everytime i went to thier games thats what i heard and the whole D always came up big at the biggest moments…and @Jab I hope you are right i love all three of those teams TUCKER,STEPHENSON ,MAYS!!

Longhorn nation

November 21st, 2013
8:35 pm

Yea that’s what they said last year when SWD came over and we match there speed with ease you haven’t even look at our schedule that’s obvious so preach that bull crap to some one else.