Maxwell’s projected ratings for teams in the new regions

The Georgia High School Association put its 451 member schools into regions on Tuesday for the 2014-15 and 2015-16 school years.

Below is a glimpse at how football will look in 2014 using the Maxwell Ratings to estimate the strength of each team and region.

Note that the Maxwell Ratings are making projections based on historical scores beyond just the 2013 season. That allows the ratings to anticipate that certain programs, such as Grayson or Wilcox County, will bounce back from one down season, and vice-versa.

The GHSA for the first time will allow schools to play football in one classification and other sports in another beginning in 2014. This affected only three schools, all in South Georgia, where travel concerns are paramount.

Camden County will return to 1-AAAAAA for football but be allowed to play lower, in Region 2 of AAAAA, in other sports with coastal neighbors Brunswick and Glynn Academy. Thomas County Central and Bainbridge also were allowed to play football in one region (1-AAAAA) and other sports in another (1-AAAA).

The GHSA also saved Evans, Effingham County and Richmond Hill from playing in the highest classification, where their enrollment fell, because of isolation and travel concerns. Effingham and Richmond Hill will play in 3-AAAAA. Evans will play in 2-AAAAA. Cook, a middle-sized AAA school, was moved up to 1-AAAA to compete against closer schools for similar isolation concerns.

1-AAAAAA

Rating

1-AAA

Rating

1

Colquitt Co.

89.63

1

Appling Co.

50.30

2

Camden Co.

88.77

2

Pierce Co.

48.23

3

Lowndes

83.08

3

Dodge Co.

39.40

4

Valdosta

77.74

4

Jenkins

35.10

5

Tift Co.

66.72

5

Johnson (Sav.)

32.37

6

Lee Co.

59.02

6

Toombs Co.

30.76

2-AAAAAA

Rating

7

Tattnall Co.

30.30

1

Lovejoy

83.68

8

Southeast Bulloch

26.45

2

Tucker

81.66

9

Savannah

20.95

3

Newton

56.03

10

Beach

20.72

4

Alcovy

51.96

11

Brantley Co.

17.12

5

Rockdale Co.

44.24

2-AAA

Rating

6

Lakeside (Atlanta)

29.92

1

Westside (Macon)

56.92

3-AAAAAA

Rating

2

Peach Co.

56.00

1

Hughes

74.41

3

Rutland

38.18

2

Newnan

67.28

4

Kendrick

33.32

3

East Coweta

65.35

5

Jackson

32.55

4

South Cobb

58.13

6

Spencer

25.12

5

Westlake

57.77

7

Central (Macon)

21.01

6

Douglas Co.

50.34

8

Southwest (Macon)

13.26

7

Campbell

49.71

9

Jordan

9.98

8

Pebblebrook

46.91

3-AAA

Rating

4-AAAAAA

Rating

1

Washington Co.

81.73

1

McEachern

84.80

2

Laney

54.99

2

Hillgrove

81.78

3

Glenn Hills

28.93

3

North Cobb

78.20

4

Westside (Aug.)

26.43

4

Marietta

75.33

5

Butler

13.38

5

North Paulding

67.89

6

Hephzibah

12.79

6

Harrison

61.99

7

Josey

1.01

7

Kennesaw Mountain

43.89

4-AAA

Rating

8

Osborne

27.69

1

Blessed Trinity

65.13

5-AAAAAA

Rating

2

Cedar Grove

59.29

1

Lassiter

76.60

3

Westminster

57.16

2

Walton

76.32

4

Decatur

46.69

3

Milton

70.95

5

Washington

46.41

4

Etowah

67.79

6

North Clayton

34.74

5

Woodstock

60.78

7

Towers

33.69

6

Wheeler

59.01

8

Jackson (Atlanta)

32.38

7

Roswell

58.95

9

McNair

23.46

8

Cherokee

55.86

10

Douglass

16.07

9

Pope

49.38

11

Therrell

14.17

6-AAAAAA

Rating

12

South Atlanta

12.94

1

Alpharetta

73.78

5-AAA

Rating

2

West Forsyth

71.80

1

Callaway

63.39

3

Lambert

60.53

2

Cedartown

49.00

4

Chattahoochee

60.24

3

Central (Carroll)

47.98

5

North Forsyth

55.66

4

Adairsville

41.85

6

South Forsyth

54.32

5

Pepperell

34.89

7

Centennial

52.27

6

Rockmart

34.40

8

Johns Creek

48.81

7

Haralson Co.

22.32

9

Northview

45.25

6-AAA

Rating

10

Habersham Central

25.32

1

Calhoun

77.61

7-AAAAAA

Rating

2

Ringgold

55.79

1

Norcross

94.49

3

Sonoraville

23.55

2

North Gwinnett

94.34

4

North Murray

22.52

3

Collins Hill

84.25

5

Lakeview-Ft. Ogle.

18.16

4

Mill Creek

80.37

6

Coahulla Creek

4.31

5

Peachtree Ridge

78.58

7

Gordon Central

-4.04

6

Duluth

53.12

8

Murray Co.

-13.45

7

Mountain View

43.30

7-AAA

Rating

8

Meadowcreek

20.48

1

Dawson Co.

39.96

8-AAAAAA

Rating

2

West Hall

37.52

1

Grayson

80.04

3

East Hall

33.47

2

Archer

77.76

4

Lumpkin Co.

30.47

3

Brookwood

74.87

5

Franklin Co.

23.12

4

Dacula

72.54

6

Fannin Co.

20.47

5

South Gwinnett

71.32

7

Banks Co.

13.59

6

Parkview

68.78

8-AAA

Rating

7

Central Gwinnett

61.27

1

Jefferson

63.89

8

Shiloh

57.18

2

Hart Co.

55.08

9

Berkmar

51.72

3

Elbert Co.

55.03

1-AAAAA

Rating

4

Morgan Co.

40.96

1

Thomas Co. Central

71.71

5

Jackson Co.

34.44

2

Carver (Columbus)

67.27

6

Oconee Co.

26.43

3

Harris Co.

60.96

7

East Jackson

14.89

4

Bainbridge

55.86

1-AA

Rating

5

LaGrange

51.40

1

Brooks Co.

67.76

6

Shaw

44.76

2

Fitzgerald

58.71

7

Hardaway

36.79

3

Thomasville

54.70

8

Northside (Col.)

31.94

4

Early Co.

48.55

9

Columbus

20.23

5

Seminole Co.

44.40

2-AAAAA

Rating

6

Pelham

24.96

1

Northside (W.R.)

77.87

7

Berrien

24.32

2

Warner Robins

70.99

2-AA

Rating

3

Houston Co.

56.02

1

Benedictine

67.70

4

Lakeside (Evans)

54.56

2

Vidalia

54.02

5

Jones Co.

52.23

3

McIntosh Co. Acad.

41.66

6

Evans

45.84

4

Bryan Co.

37.93

7

Richmond Academy

38.14

5

Bacon Co.

32.38

8

Grovetown

34.67

6

Long Co.

17.13

9

Greenbrier

22.31

7

Jeff Davis

14.88

10

Cross Creek

13.53

8

Groves

13.77

3-AAAAA

Rating

3-AA

Rating

1

Ware Co.

74.01

1

Jefferson Co.

50.43

2

Coffee

73.16

2

Dublin

40.76

3

Statesboro

66.38

3

Screven Co.

34.06

4

Brunswick

64.18

4

Swainsboro

33.42

5

Richmond Hill

59.00

5

Metter

32.13

6

Glynn Academy

57.03

6

East Laurens

18.52

7

Effingham Co.

44.05

7

Harlem

9.93

8

South Effingham

41.11

4-AA

Rating

9

Bradwell Institute

31.81

1

Lamar Co.

69.43

4-AAAAA

Rating

2

Bleckley Co.

48.94

1

Creekside

73.66

3

Northeast

39.81

2

Mays

61.84

4

Macon Co.

34.81

3

Tri-Cities

55.72

5

Putnam Co.

27.11

4

Northgate

54.60

6

Monticello

18.66

5

McIntosh

54.55

7

Crawford Co.

-12.97

6

Carver (Atlanta)

52.79

5-AA

Rating

7

Alexander

51.45

1

Heard Co.

53.45

8

Starr’s Mill

49.57

2

Bowdon

50.31

9

Banneker

47.51

3

Bremen

39.33

10

New Manchester

45.00

4

Manchester

38.96

11

Chapel Hill

41.94

5

Temple

10.89

12

Lithia Springs

29.90

6

Chattahoochee Co.

9.70

5-AAAAA

Rating

6-AA

Rating

1

East Paulding

69.87

1

Lovett

74.30

2

Allatoona

67.29

2

GAC

67.39

3

South Paulding

64.29

3

Holy Innocents’

41.58

4

Dalton

60.97

4

Wesleyan

34.09

5

Rome

57.94

5

B.E.S.T. Academy

32.14

6

Villa Rica

51.28

6

Pace Academy

31.82

7

Hiram

44.29

7

Hapeville Charter

7.81

8

Cass

40.88

8

KIPP Atl. Collegiate

-5.01

9

Paulding Co.

39.05

7-AA

Rating

10

Woodland (Carters.)

33.33

1

Darlington

46.12

6-AAAAA

Rating

2

Dade Co.

30.25

1

Stephenson

71.73

3

Model

30.16

2

M.L. King

69.46

4

Coosa

28.58

3

Stockbridge

68.28

5

Gordon Lee

19.86

4

Mundy’s Mill

54.58

6

Chattooga

18.07

5

Union Grove

54.48

7

Armuchee

7.04

6

Luella

48.87

8-AA

Rating

7

Southwest DeKalb

47.24

1

Washington-Wilkes

54.78

8

Miller Grove

46.86

2

Rabun Co.

31.82

9

Drew

46.39

3

Union Co.

21.58

10

Dutchtown

45.37

4

Greene Co.

14.43

11

Dunwoody

38.86

5

Riverside Military

12.40

12

Woodland (Stock.)

38.64

6

Oglethorpe Co.

5.53

13

Ola

36.37

7

Social Circle

-16.96

14

Druid Hills

31.83

1-A

Rating

15

Morrow

23.61

1

Mitchell Co.

30.82

16

Forest Park

23.40

2

Miller Co.

24.70

17

Clarkston

11.40

3

Terrell Co.

16.08

7-AAAAA

Rating

4

Randolph-Clay

13.02

1

Kell

79.00

5

Calhoun Co.

6.58

2

Creekview

54.67

6

Baconton Charter

-11.64

3

Sequoyah

52.76

7

Stewart Co.

-19.48

4

Riverwood

48.36

2-A

Rating

5

Sprayberry

41.20

1

Charlton Co.

43.67

6

Forsyth Central

32.24

2

Irwin Co.

42.53

7

River Ridge

30.69

3

Clinch Co.

42.07

8

Cambridge

27.40

4

Wilcox Co.

39.78

9

North Atlanta

19.10

5

Turner Co.

30.91

10

North Springs

10.57

6

Telfair Co.

20.03

8-AAAAA

Rating

7

Lanier Co.

13.61

1

Gainesville

82.01

8

Atkinson Co.

5.67

2

Flowery Branch

67.21

3-A

Rating

3

Clarke Central

62.46

1

Calvary Day

47.19

4

Heritage (Conyers)

56.75

2

ECI

39.94

5

Loganville

48.21

3

Sav. Christian

37.71

6

Lanier

46.47

4

Johnson Co.

36.95

7

Cedar Shoals

45.91

5

Claxton

30.04

8

Salem

40.39

6

Sav. Country Day

18.78

9

Apalachee

36.89

7

Treutlen

17.85

10

Winder-Barrow

32.11

8

Portal

16.46

1-AAAA

Rating

9

Wheeler Co.

9.12

1

Cairo

59.91

10

Jenkins Co.

7.44

2

Westover

54.16

11

Montgomery Co.

2.74

3

Cook

52.58

4-A

Rating

4

Monroe

51.68

1

Marion Co.

44.67

5

Crisp Co.

44.24

2

Dooly Co.

42.51

6

Americus-Sumter

41.33

3

Hawkinsville

36.76

7

Worth Co.

40.31

4

Brookstone

35.40

8

Albany

27.79

5

Taylor Co.

32.29

9

Dougherty

22.60

6

Pacelli

19.53

2-AAAA

Rating

7

Greenville

17.74

1

Mary Persons

58.56

8

Schley Co.

12.22

2

Veterans

53.04

9

Central (Talbotton)

-11.48

3

Baldwin

48.88

5-A

Rating

4

Perry

44.31

1

ELCA

68.59

5

West Laurens

42.13

2

Landmark Christ.

44.81

6

Upson-Lee

41.58

3

Our Lady of Mercy

37.63

7

Howard

14.56

4

Whitefield Acd.

26.49

3-AAAA

Rating

5

Strong Rock Christ.

3.91

1

Burke Co.

72.29

6

Mount Vernon

-2.67

2

Wayne Co.

61.82

6-A

Rating

3

Thomson

55.07

1

Mount Pisgah

39.59

4

Liberty Co.

47.72

2

Mount Paran

38.82

5

Windsor Forest

9.58

3

Trion

31.87

4-AAAA

Rating

4

Christian Heritage

27.81

1

Griffin

84.95

5

Walker

25.04

2

Jonesboro

51.08

6

King’s Ridge Christ.

24.43

3

Eastside

49.73

7

Pinecrest Academy

20.74

4

Eagle’s Landing

46.93

8

Mt. Zion (Carroll)

15.35

5

Riverdale

43.94

9

Fellowship Christ.

14.88

6

Locust Grove

42.70

10

St. Francis

6.33

7

Spalding

29.18

11

North Cobb Christ.

-23.50

8

Henry Co.

26.45

7-A

Rating

9

Mount Zion (Jones.)

13.54

1

Aquinas

46.97

5-AAAA

Rating

2

Lincoln Co.

44.19

1

Sandy Creek

89.76

3

Stratford Academy

37.19

2

Carrollton

81.82

4

Wilkinson Co.

35.69

3

Whitewater

67.13

5

First Presbyterian

34.18

4

Woodward Acad.

65.73

6

Tattnall Square

32.35

5

Troup

56.41

7

Mount de Sales

21.45

6

Grady

52.97

8

Hancock Central

19.77

7

Pike Co.

37.61

9

Georgia Military

10.89

8

Fayette Co.

36.91

10

Twiggs Co.

0.06

6-AAAA

Rating

11

Glascock Co.

-6.35

1

Marist

74.43

12

Warren Co.

-9.28

2

St. Pius

71.01

8-A

Rating

3

Columbia

51.68

1

Prince Avenue

47.56

4

Arabia Mountain

51.39

2

George Walton

38.50

5

Chamblee

46.19

3

Athens Academy

36.49

6

Lithonia

39.56

4

Commerce

33.00

7

Stone Mountain

36.24

5

Athens Christian

29.66

8

Redan

25.91

6

Rabun Gap

6.21

9

Cross Keys

-21.25

7

Lakeview Academy

4.51

7-AAAA

Rating

8

Towns Co.

-1.29

1

Cartersville

64.96

9

Hebron Christian

-5.33

2

NW Whitfield

54.15

10

Providence Christ.

-27.01

3

Gilmer

52.27

4

Ridgeland

46.88

5

Pickens

39.95

6

Southeast Whitfield

28.80

7

LaFayette

21.03

8

Heritage (Ringgold)

14.45

8-AAAA

Rating

1

Buford

94.57

2

Monroe Area

66.07

3

North Hall

62.66

4

North Oconee

57.44

5

White Co.

53.78

6

Chestatee

52.65

7

Stephens Co.

48.53

8

Madison Co.

29.18

9

Johnson (Gaines.)

18.98

10

Walnut Grove

16.05

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80 comments Add your comment

RobFromNorcross

December 4th, 2013
7:55 am

To show how hard it is to make it into the playoffs in each AAAAAA region, here are the regions ranked in order of how good the region’s #4 team is. (This is the team you have to beat to make the playoffs)

Region 7 = 80.37 (Mill Creek)
Region 1 = 77.74 (Valdosta)
Region 4 = 75.33 (Marietta)
Region 8 = 72.54 (Dacula)
Region 5 = 67.79 (Etowah)
Region 6 = 60.24 (Chattahoochee)
Region 3 = 58.13 (South Cobb)
Region 2 = 51.96 (Alcovy)

Todd Holcomb

December 4th, 2013
8:41 am

Good work, Rob. That’s interesting. But now you need to do that for every region. :)

region4fan

December 4th, 2013
8:46 am

Osborne transferring to Region 4 is a disaster for that program. They won’t score in at least half their region games and most of the time they will be in a running clock in the second half.

RobFromNorcross

December 4th, 2013
10:00 am

@Todd- when are you going to give us a AAAAAA blog post on the semis so we can start discussing the games in one place?

FridayNightLightsFan

December 4th, 2013
12:08 pm

Very nice post RobFromNorcross. Coping your idea for AAAAA.

Alternative power ranking- to show how hard it is to make it into the playoffs in each AAAAA region,

Here are the regions ranked in order of how good the region’s #4 team is.
(This is the team you have to beat to make the playoffs)

Region 3 = 64.18 Brunswick
Region 5 = 60.97 Dalton
Region 8 = 56.75 Heritage (Conyers)
Region 1 = 55.86 Bainbridge
Region 4 = 54.60 Northgate
Region 6 = 54.58 Mundy’s Mill
Region 2 = 54.56 Lakeside (Evans)
Region 7 = 48.36 Riverwood

*** Total credit to RobFromNorcross for the idea…..

BcS2010

December 4th, 2013
12:15 pm

Lol tucker region is easier now them it has been lol

Royal Country

December 4th, 2013
12:16 pm

Dodge County needs to go to the GISA for football.

RobFromNorcross

December 4th, 2013
12:17 pm

Toughest Regions to Make Playoffs (By Classification)
Columns are Region #, Name of #4 Team in Region, #4 Team’s Maxwell Rating (rounded to 0.1)

Class AAAAAA
7 Mill Creek 80.4
1 Valdosta 77.7
4 Marietta 75.3
8 Dacula 72.5
5 Etowah 67.8
6 Chattahoochee 60.2
3 South Cobb 58.1
2 Alcovy 52.0

Class AAAAA
3 Brunswick 64.2
5 Dalton 61.0
8 Heritage 56.8
1 Bainbridge 55.9
4 Northgate 54.6
6 Mundy’s Mill 54.6
2 Lakeside(Evans) 54.6
7 Riverwood 48.4

Class AAAA
5 Woodward Acad. 65.7
8 North Oconee 57.4
1 Monroe 51.7
6 Arabia Mountain 51.4
3 Liberty Co. 47.7
4 Eagle’s Landing 46.9
7 Ridgeland 46.9
2 Perry 44.3

Class AAA
4 Decatur 46.7
5 Adairsville 41.9
8 Morgan Co. 41.0
1 Jenkins 35.1
2 Kendrick 33.3
7 Lumpkin Co. 30.5
3 Westside (Aug.) 26.4
6 North Murray 22.5

Class AA
1 Early Co. 48.6
5 Manchester 39.0
2 Bryan Co. 37.9
4 Macon Co. 34.8
6 Wesleyan 34.1
3 Swainsboro 33.4
7 Coosa 28.6
8 Greene Co. 14.4

Class A
2 Wilcox Co. 39.8
3 Johnson Co. 37.0
7 Wilkinson Co. 35.7
4 Brookstone 35.4
8 Commerce 33.0
6 Christian Heritage 27.8
5 Whitefield Academy 26.5
1 Randolph-Clay 13.0

RobFromNorcross

December 4th, 2013
12:25 pm

Very interesting…

Lovejoy’s AAAAAA Region 2 would still be second easiest region in the AAAAA classification, and they’d fall right in the middle of AAAA class… so if any decent team in AAAAA or AAAA wants to move up that is the region to ask for by name, tell ‘em sportsnut sent you. :-)

AAAAAA Region 2 would be a super-tough region in the AAA, AA or A classification so that is something to build on…

ron

December 4th, 2013
12:39 pm

In AAA Waco lost it’s biggest rival Thompson to AAAA.

RobFromNorcross

December 4th, 2013
1:01 pm

Hey Todd you are welcome to print this analysis if you use this title:

“Lovejoy Region Clearly Most Pathetic in AAAAAA”

:-)

gomez3000

December 4th, 2013
1:33 pm

Now I see why the Gwinnett schools in R8-6A didn’t want Tucker in there.

JAB

December 4th, 2013
2:02 pm

This new region realignment is a joke….

GwinnettDad

December 4th, 2013
2:02 pm

@gomez – 8-AAAAAA already has nine teams. With Tucker, 2-AAAAAA has six. So, what would your solution be?

GwinnettDad

December 4th, 2013
2:04 pm

@JAB, oh, how so? Oh, and incidentally, why isn’t Stephenson still playing? You were calling them the inevitable champions of AAAAA . . . again! So why are you complaining?

RealTalk

December 4th, 2013
2:06 pm

gomez3000 you stating facts or just talking cause you have nothing better to do?

Region 8 already has 9 schools, so if Tucker wasn’t given a pass and put in Region 2, they should have been put in Region 7 which means they would not even be making the playoffs in any given year.

I highly doubt Region 8 asked for Tucker not to be placed there…please put your kool aid down….

You won one title in 5A, trust you wont ever come close to winning one in 6A with that 5th grade offensive scheme.

gomez3000

December 4th, 2013
2:26 pm

@RealTalk – Tucker won two state titles in 4A.

Didn’t Lowndes, Camden and Grayson run the same offense as Tucker when they won state titles? If they did, there have been seven state titles won in the last ten years running a version of that same offense.

Also Tucker is not running a hard core Wing-T this year. But you are talking your cause and don’t know that, right?

Tucker is better off in Region 2. That’s a guaranteed first or second place finish and a home game at old Adams Stadium. Locked in home playoff game(s) for the next two years.

WolfPack Nation

December 4th, 2013
2:35 pm

Guys look, AAAAAA is not much better than AAAAA! some region champs in AAAAA this year could win regions in AAAAAA. My North Paulding is moving up into region 4AAAAAA and will make some noise! Just cause y’all have more students doesn’t make your teams any better! There are good teams in every classification!

WolfPack Nation

December 4th, 2013
2:38 pm

The Gwinnett schools should be the best at everything with those student body numbers!

Royal Country

December 4th, 2013
3:06 pm

I forgot; Dodge County no longer fields a men’s football team!

RobFromNorcross

December 4th, 2013
3:14 pm

Do they still play Dodge ball? :-)

Gwinnett County

December 4th, 2013
3:16 pm

Hey JAB why is it that Stephenson appeal to move up?

Gwinnett County

December 4th, 2013
3:17 pm

re: Hey JAB why is it that Stephenson did not appeal to move up?

GwinnettDad

December 4th, 2013
3:18 pm

@WolfPack Nation – Meadowcreek is among the largest schools in the state. Just because a school has a large enrollment doesn’t mean they are good at football.

It is true that come playoffs, we field eight playoff teams from two regions. Somehow, though, from some of the chatter from south of Gwinnett, one would think Gwinnett fields 28 teams, and the folks from 1-AAAAAA get only four. How unfair!

5AReg6Fan

December 4th, 2013
3:19 pm

WOW, the 2013 season hasn’t be decided and 6A is talking about Tucker. Tucker Nation will take that as a compliment. Yes, it may appear that Tucker was placed in a less competitive region, but the Tigers will need to play and execute its schedule that is presented. If Tucker was aligned with the mighty Gwinnett teams, would Tucker win region championship yearly, NO, but 4 out of 5 times the Tigers would be ONE of the region representatives and you can deposit that. Tucker looks forward to matchup with the 2500-4000 + Gwinnett teams. 78 to 285 to Memorial Dr or Hwy 29 straight down is just around a short ride. Catch our speed if you can!

“WE ARE TUCKER” – Another Final 4 Appearance!!!

oneplus1

December 4th, 2013
3:25 pm

@WolfPack Nation-Y’ALL WILL FIND IT HARD TO BREATHE IN A AAAAAA POWER GAME.The tribe has spoken.GOOD BYE

GwinnettDad

December 4th, 2013
3:30 pm

@5AReg6Fan – looking forward to next year. I wonder who Tucker will schedule for their non-region games? Might be nice to for somebody to call up Coach Hunter at Brookwood Tucker might get a Corky Kell invitation to play with the best right off the bat. After all, three of the four AAAAAA teams still playing played in the dome, the one that didn’t was Norcross.

Tiger5

December 4th, 2013
3:46 pm

Region 3 AAAAA looks pretty good. With the exception of Ware (and possibly now Coffee at a lower classification) none of the teams are serious state title contenders, but they are all at least decent to very well run programs. For the first time ever, there are zero Savannah public schools.

gomez3000

December 4th, 2013
4:05 pm

@GwinnettDad – You are right. Tucker should play someone good right out of the gate. Why not?

Coach Maloof at Norcross knows about Tucker. He was in charge there from 1996-98. Maybe he would throw them a bone and play game #1. Let Tucker get a feel for a known 6A opponent.

Coach Hunter used to have some decent teams at Peachtree High back in the 1980’s. Tucker had the upper hand when they played though with a 3-0-1 record.

5AReg6Fan

December 4th, 2013
4:16 pm

@GwinnettDad – Since 2014 6A region 2 has the opportunity to schedule 5 non region games, would love for my Tigers to add a couple of top Gwinnett teams and at least one south GA team on the schedule and possible a TOP 5A team, e.g. NSWR – need to even the score with them. (LOL). Your point about Tucker in the Corky Kell is VERY inviting. That would be historic for DeKalb. Don’t think a DeKalb team has ever played in the classic? I would think that coach Lamar and staff would schedule future games with Brookwood, Parkview, Central and South Gwinnett and maybe Grayson, these teams are not far from Tucker HS, as well as going a little further up Hwy 29 to Duluth & Collins Hill. By the way Tucker has scrimmage N. Gwinnet in the past and have favored well with them 2007. Tucker Nation looks forward to the opportunities in GA highest classification and the Tigers will be a team of consideration, but Tucker has business to complete in 2013 – Leaving 5A champion VACATE, for the next group of 5A hopefuls. Also, some of the Tucker fans are cheering on Norcross to win the 2013 6A crown, #2 & # 23 for the Blue Devils grow up playing in Tucker’s youth program, along with Tucker’s #1,2,3,20 also with Stephenson #4,25, all will be playing on Saturday afternoon. Look forward to the 2014 dialect and trash-talking. (LOL)

“WE ARE TUCKER” – Another Final 4 Appearance!!!

Gwinnett County

December 4th, 2013
4:29 pm

@5AReg6Fan

SWD was the first Dekalb to play in the Corky Classic in 93′ or 94′ and lost to Brookwood and Stephenson played in the Classic maybe early 2000’s. Would be good to have Tucker in the Classic in 14′. There is a requirement to sale certain amount of tickets and or raise a certain amount of money to be apart of it. With the support in the Tucker community it should’nt be a problem at all.

Dboy

December 4th, 2013
4:34 pm

Robfromnorcross and we still beat the breaks off of Norcross if/when we play them

WolfPack Nation

December 4th, 2013
4:35 pm

A lot of our coaches come from the highest classification so I believe we’ll feel at home!

Also when you have a higher enrollment number you have a higher possibility for athletes, which means better teams!

Dboy

December 4th, 2013
4:35 pm

WE R TUCKER!!
BELIEVE IN THE “T”

Dboy

December 4th, 2013
4:38 pm

Real talk is not so real.. U just got put in your place!!

WE R TUCKER
BELIEVE IN THE “T”

GwinnettDad

December 4th, 2013
4:50 pm

@Gwinnett County – Brookwood defeated Stephenson 42-21 in the 2005 Corky Kell. I can’t say I remember another Dekalb County team competing there in recent years.

RobFromNorcross

December 4th, 2013
5:06 pm

@DBoy ==

oh yea? well i says we be beatin yo breaks off if’n we plays ya

RobFromNorcross

December 4th, 2013
5:07 pm

whatever the hell that means…

Atlsportsavenue

December 4th, 2013
5:31 pm

The least competitive regions are 7AAAAA, 8AAAAA, and 8AAAA. The rating differences are 25 to over 30 points from the first place team and second. WTF?

Sportsnut

December 4th, 2013
5:33 pm

As long as their are 4 playoff spots available, the odds remain the same for the teams involved. The number only deviates slightly due to the amount of teams in the region.

Sportsnut

December 4th, 2013
5:35 pm

**There** are 4 playoff…….

Dekalb Co Guy

December 4th, 2013
5:53 pm

As far as a possible non region schedule for Tucker, they might have to schedule a game against a Region 1 team. With only 6 teams both those regions will find it hard to find teams not already playing Region schedules by Week 6 or 7. I would think Tucker would probably look at playing MLK and Stephenson and might try to schedule a game or two against one of the Gwinnett teams.

RobFromNorcross

December 4th, 2013
6:46 pm

If Region 7 stays at 8 teams, this will allow them 3 non-region games a season up from 2 now… I would imagine Tucker can probably play one of the top region 7 teams each year if they want to…

Titletown USA

December 4th, 2013
7:17 pm

That’s interesting RobFromNorcross, I have never seen you respond to the Rufus D Mann character from Colquitt mocking his language. Not that hard to understand what beating the brakes off someone means…winning the football game. I think Tucker has a legitimate shot to become a serious contender in the 6A ranks, I saw that Tucker/Mays game and they were chock full with athletes, that sophomore TE #81 would do in any R7/R8 defender that gets in his path. Time will tell, but my experience as an athlete tells me that athletes tend to rise to the level of talent they play.

Titletown USA

December 4th, 2013
7:19 pm

I got sidetracked, my initial comment was to comment on the discussion down here about the buiding of a new high school in the Lowndes County system, I wonder how that will impact the future classifications of both schools. Valdosta seriously needs to go to 5A to reclaim glory years.

CoffeeC100

December 4th, 2013
8:35 pm

@Tiger5 – You say that region 3-5A looks like the weakest region in 5A. Yet Maxwell and RobfromNorcross show it as the most difficult region in which to make the play-offs and Ware and Coffee are rated the 5th and 6th strongest teams in the state in AAAAA. (Probably 4th and 5th if you consider Northsides play-off performance the last couple of years.)

Where are you coming from?

tiger5

December 4th, 2013
9:47 pm

@CoffeeC100: ????? I said region 3 5A looks pretty good. I said nothing about it looking like the weakest region-at all. I also specifically mentioned Ware and Coffee as being two potential state title contenders. I then referenced the rest of the region as being solid programs. I’m really not sure what comments you are attributing to me.

JAB

December 4th, 2013
10:21 pm

@ Gwinnett County and GwinnettDad, Stephenson didn’t appeal to play up because they don’t have the numbers like they use to! When they did played up in the highest classification, even though they didn’t have the numbers, they were boarder line, but know since Dekalb built 2 new schools Arabia and Miller grove, then they redrew some line and sent some more of Stephenson students to Lithonia high school; it wouldn’t have made since appealing to play up while they have 5A numbers. don’t like our new region, it’s too weak and with only one game to be played outside of the region don’t know how that will play in my JAGS favor, however; they will dominate their new region…

JAB

December 4th, 2013
10:29 pm

These Maxwell predictions are so whack, I can out pick them anyday of the week; don’t care who they say is the weakest or strongest regions. They are very opinionated, they (Maxwell) change their predictions in 5A last week in who they think is the strongest team to “Creekside”, don’t know how they come up with this, but it’s for the birds///

JAB

December 4th, 2013
10:39 pm

Still don’t understand why would you put 17 teams in 6 5A and sub divide them. I think the GHSA should come up with a system where they allow some schools to play in an independent region (Non region schedule) in each class, that is, teams that don’t think that they can compete, like Clarkston which has a majority portion of their school are non English speaking kids which makes it hard for them to field a competitive team.