AA blog: Here’s what to look for Friday

Here’s what to look for Friday in Class AA:

Who will win the GAC-Calhoun game?

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  • It’s only the second round, but already there’s a major showdown. The No. 5-ranked Calhoun Yellow Jackets will host the No. 3 Greater Atlanta Christian Spartans, with the winner likely advancing all the way to the semifinals to face No. 1-ranked Lamar County. According to GHSFHA.org, the Yellow Jackets and Spartans have only played twice, with both contests coming in the second round of the state playoffs. The Yellow Jackets hosted both games, with the Spartans winning 41-38 in 2002 and 26-7 in 2007. Calhoun is a 1-seed, GAC a 2-seed.
  • All eight No. 1 seeds are still alive, but will all make it out of the second round? Aside from GAC-Calhoun, another matchup to watch will be the No. 9-ranked Vidalia Indians at the Laney Wildcats. Vidalia – a 2-seed – made easy work of its first round opponent, Taylor County, winning 52-7. Laney, on the other hand, barely survived its first round matchup against Cook, winning 18-13.
  • There are three teams remaining with perfect records on the season: the Lamar County Trojans, the No. 4-ranked Washington-Wilkes Tigers and the No. 6-ranked Benedictine Cadets. The Trojans host Thomasville; The Tigers host Bowdon; Benedictine hosts Fitzgerald.

Before the playoffs started, I posted my predictions. For the first round, I correctly picked 13 of 16 games, missing on Fitzgerald, Bleckley County and Bowdon, all of whom advanced. For the second round, I picked two No. 1 seeds to fall – Calhoun and Laney.

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Georgia Predictions

November 22nd, 2013
8:42 am

Laney 36 Vidalia 14
GAC 28 Calhoun 35

Elemenno P.

November 23rd, 2013
2:15 am

Still trying to catch my breath after the Heard County vs Jefferson game. Not aligned with either school, just looking for a good game. If you like great defense this wasn’t for you. I believe the Heard RB is still running……….

Donald Duck

November 23rd, 2013
6:51 am

Ha Ha Ha…. You slept on the Laney Wildcats ! We will show you next week when we upsert Lovett.
We Are Dome Bound Again…. Roll Pride Roll. We are the Wildcats… The Mighty Mighty Wildcats

Bc3 Trojans4life

November 23rd, 2013
7:01 am

In my opinion the Brooks County Trojans & Lamar County are the best teams in the state in AA. And to all these running teams left you all better get another game plan because WE ARE STATE BOUND GO BC THIS TITLE WILL BE FOR OUR FALLEN PLAYERS….

Laney Grad

November 23rd, 2013
8:18 am

You all will learn to never ever bet against Laney High!!! We are the Mighty Mighty Wildcats..Roll Damn Pride!!!!!

CALHOUN FAN

November 23rd, 2013
3:48 pm

Lamar county is pretty good this year, BUT brooks county is definitely not the best team in AA division. Although Calhoun isn’t as good as they used to be, we still are one of the best. We may have lost to a AAAA school but it was non region and doesn’t even matter. We came through last night against the Spartans with a 31-30 will. Sorry for brooks counties lost but they will not be state champions because were coming back state runners up or state champs ill always be a yellow jacket! so Benedictine look out, It will be a tough game but I got a good feeling we will pull it out like we always do!!! GO JACKETS!!!!!!!!!!!