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Carrollton 41, LaGrange 14

Carrollton 41, LaGrange 14: Carrollton (7-3, 6-1) clinched second place in Region 5-AAAA Thursday night at Callaway Stadium in LaGrange, rushing for 441 yards. Jarvis Terrell rushed for 240 yards for the Trojans, including touchdowns of 77 and 90 yards. Carrollton out-gained the Grangers (5-5, 4-3) 573-298.

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Predictions: East Paulding, Grayson will bring home region titles

Eighteen teams will take 9-0 records into the final weekend of the regular season, but at least one will lose when unbeatens East Paulding and Allatoona meet to decide the Region 5-AAAAA championship. Both teams have explosive offenses led by outstanding running games, but look for East Paulding’s defense to make the difference as the Raiders bring home the title. Also, expect Grayson to emerge as the 8-AAAAAA champion after the Rams take care of Brookwood and South Gwinnett knocks off Parkview.

Congratulations go out to Eric Berge of Martinez, who was last week’s winner in the High School Football Pickoff contest. Berge was one of two contestants to correctly pick the winner in 14 of 15 games and won the tiebreaker for the closest guess of the score in the Warner Robins-Northside game. Click here to sign up and participate in this week’s contest.


Last week: 168-22 (.884); Overall: 1,368-293 (.824)



B.E.S.T. …

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Top 10 games of Week 12

Allatoona at East Paulding

When, where: 7:30 p.m. Friday, Raider Stadium/The Boneyard, Dallas

Records, rankings: Allatoona is 9-0 overall, 9-0 in Region 5-AAAAA and No. 5; East Paulding is 9-0, 9-0 and No. 3.

Last meeting: This is the teams’ first meeting.

Three things to know: 1. Allatoona and East Paulding are the only remaining unbeaten teams in 5-AAAAA, and the winner of this game will claim the region championship while the loser will settle for the No. 2 seed. This is the only game in the state this week matching undefeated teams. Allatoona is seeking its second consecutive region title, and East Paulding is seeking its first title since 2007 and its second overall. 2. Allatoona’s offense is tied for sixth in Class AAAAA with an average of 37.6 points per game. The Buccaneers have two 1,000-yard rushers in senior T.J. Herron (1,038 yards, 166 carries) and sophomore Josh Bettistea (1,103 yards, 103 carries). Bettistea rushed for 344 yards on 26 carries in a 56-27 victory …

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