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FOOTBALL
 

Alexander at Paulding Co.

Alpharetta at West Forsyth

Apalachee at Winder-Barrow

Armuchee at Coahulla Creek

B.E.S.T Acad. at Central, Carrollton

Bacon Co. at Pierce Co.

Baldwin at Alcovy

Banks Co. at Johnson, Gainesville

Beach at Tattnall Co.

Berrien at Cook

Bleckley Co. at West Laurens

Blessed Trinity at Sequoyah

Bowdon at Pepperell

Bradwell Institute at Calvary Day

Bremen at Hapeville Charter

Brooks Co. at Madison Co., Fla.

Brookstone at Columbus (K)

Butler at Josey

Cairo at Bainbridge

Calhoun Co. at Chattahoochee Co.

Carrollton at Calhoun

Cartersville at North Cobb

Cedartown at Northwest Whitfield

Centennial at South Forsyth

Chamblee at Dunwoody (ND)

Chattahoochee at North Forsyth

Chattooga at North Murray

Cherokee at Etowah

Chestatee at West Hall

Christian Heritage at Model

Claxton at Bryan Co.

Collins Hill at South Gwinnett

Columbia at Cedar Grove (PV)

Coosa at Cass

Crawford Co. at Montgomery Co.

Creekside at Carver, Columbus (CM)

Crisp Co. at Colquitt Co.

Cross Creek at Jones Co.

Dacula at Mill Creek

Dade Co. at Robbinsville, N.C.

Dooly Co. at Turner Co.

Douglass at Cross Keys (A)

Drew at Lowndes

Druid Hills at Clarkston (HS)

Early Co. at Miller Co.

East Coweta at Harrison

East Hall at Pickens

East Laurens at Twiggs Co.

Eastside at Madison Co.

Elbert Co. at Stephens Co.

Forsyth Central at Woodland, Cart.

Franklin Co. at Hart Co.

Gilmer at Dawson Co.

Glascock Co. at Georgia Military

Glynn Academy at Camden Co.

Gordon Central at SE Whitfield

Grady at Carver, Atlanta (L)

Grayson at Hughes

Greater Atlanta Christian at ELCA

Greenbrier at Warner Robins

Greene Co. at Hancock Central

Griffin at Burke Co.

Habersham Central at Northview

Haralson Co. at Mt. Zion, Carroll

Hawkinsville at Wilcox Co.

Heard Co. at Callaway

Hebron Christian at Commerce

Heritage, Conyers at Salem

Heritage, Ringgold at Lakeview-FO

Hilliard, Fla. at Charlton Co.

Hiram at New Manchester

Holy Innocents' at George Walton

Houston Co. at Grovetown

Howard at Central, Macon (H)

Irwin Co. at Fitzgerald

Islands at Brantley Co.

Jackson at Monticello

Jackson, Atlanta at Decatur

Jeff Davis at North Cobb Christian

Jefferson at North Hall

Jenkins at Appling Co.

Johnson, Savannah at Richmond Hill

KIPP Atlanta at Our Lady of Mercy

Kennesaw Mtn. at Mountain View

LaFayette at Gordon Lee

LaGrange at Spalding

Lakeside, Atlanta at Duluth

Lakeside, Evans at Richmond Acad.

Lakeview Academy at St. Francis

Lambert at Johns Creek

Lanier at Clarke Central

Lanier Co. at Wheeler Co.

Liberty Co. at McIntosh Co. Academy

Lithia Springs at Chapel Hill

Lithonia at Towers (AV)

Lovejoy at Dutchtown

Lovett at Marist

Luella at Tift Co.

Manchester at Taylor Co.

Marietta at Newnan

Mary Persons at Washington Co.

Mays at M.L. King (HS)

McEachern at Buford

Meadowcreek at Rockdale Co.

Metter at Emanuel Co. Institute

Mitchell Co. at Pelham

Morgan Co. at Putnam Co.

Morrow at Ola

Mount Pisgah Christian at Rabun Co.

Mundy's Mill at Central Gwinnett

Murray Co. at Fannin Co.

New Hampstead at Groves (GC)

Norcross at Milton

North Clayton at Mount Paran 

North Gwinnett at Hillgrove

North Paulding at Allatoona

Northside, W.R. at Evans

Oconee Co. at Athens Christian

Osborne at Pebblebrook

Pace Academy at Landmark Christian

Peach Co. at Perry

Peachtree Ridge at Parkview

Prince Avenue at Oglethorpe Co.

Providence at Whitefield Academy

River Ridge at North Atlanta (G)

Riverdale at Thomas Co. Central

Riverwood at Creekview

Rockmart at Sonoraville

Rutland at Northeast (TH)

Sandy Creek at Hampton

Schley Co. at Baconton Charter

Seminole Co. at Pacelli

Shiloh at Westlake

SE Bulloch at South Effingham

Southwest at Eagle's Landing

St. Pius at Woodward Academy

Starr's Mill at Fayette Co.

Stewart Co. at Temple

Swainsboro at Valdosta

Tattnall Sqauare at Warren Co.

Telfair Co. at Johnson Co.

Terrell Co. at Albany (M)

Therrell at McNair (PV)

Treutlen at Portal

Troup at Northgate

Tucker at Stone Mountain (A)

Union Co. at Lumpkin Co.

Union Grove at Locust Grove

Upson-Lee at Pike Co.

Veterans at Macon Co.

Vidalia at Toombs Co.

Villa Rica at South Paulding

Walker at King's Ridge Christian

Walnut Grove at Monroe Area

Walton at Lassiter

Wayne Co. at Statesboro

Wesleyan at Stratford Academy

Westminster at Laney

Westover at Jonesboro (T)

Westside, Augusta at Screven Co.

Wheeler at Woodstock

White Co. at Jackson Co.

Whitewater at Banneker

Wilkinson Co. at Washington-Wilkes

Windsor Forest at Savannah (SM)

Woodland, Stock. at Forest Park (T)

Worth Co. at Lee Co.



 

 






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Friday, September 5, 2014



WHAT TO WATCH FOR
By Craig Sager II
Buford aims to make a state-wide statement

 

Not many times will you see a team with an offense that was able to break the state scoring record the previous season come out the next season and shutout its first two opponents, but the Class AAAA Buford Wolves

Photo by Rob Saye

have done just that. A 19-0 victory over Trinity Christian (Fla.) to open the season and a 56-0 win over Berkmar last Friday night that saw the Patriots rush for -17 yards all game. Buford's talent on both sides of the football leads many to believe they are the best team in the state regardless of classification. 

 

McEachern is without its star running back Taj Griffin for the season with a torn ACL but there is a lot of talent on that roster and this game is a great measuring stick for the two programs.

 

 

THE BEST OF THE REST...

 

Crisp County at Colquitt County

Colquitt is the top ranked team in the state and comes off a big 35-14 win over Hoover (Ala.). The Packers should dominate this matchup and the development of talented junior quarterback Chase Parrish. 

 

Glynn Academy at Camden County

Glynn Academy is ranked No. 8 in Class AAAAA and is challenging Camden County, the No. 4 team in Class AAAAAA. New Glynn Academy head coach Rocky Hidalgo is off to a solid 2-0 start and this could be his toughest game of the season. 

 

Grayson at Hughes

Hughes beat North Cobb and Creekside to open the season and entered the Class AAAAAA poll at No. 6 this past week. Grayson is back to championship form with an athletic defense and a fine-tuned offense and holds down No. 3 in Class AAAAAA. The Rams demolished Gainesville 39-0 last Friday night to open the season.

 

Cherokee at Etowah

These neighboring schools are both 2-0 and the winner could find its way in the top 10 in Georgia's highest classification. Cherokee outscored Chattahoochee and North Forsyth by a combined 84-21 in its first two wins and Etowah outscored Marietta and Sequoyah 82-20. 

 

Walton at Lassiter

They used to call it the East Cobb Super Bowl but this matchup took the form of a must-win region game instead for two programs that find themselves in a much more competitive fight for the Region 5-AAAAAA title. Lassiter is off to a poor 0-2 start with losses to Hillgrove and Kell where Walton has opened the year with two close victories over South Gwinnett and Marietta to kickoff the Mo Dixon era.

 

Dacula at Mill Creek

Mill Creek is No. 2 in Class AAAAAA and boasts the biggest offensive line in the state. This offensive power up front helped the Hawks demolish West Forsyth 65-28 last Friday. A 31-14 loss to Colquitt County in the Corky Kell Classic to open the year looks to be more about Colquitt County being the best team in the state rather than Mill Creek losing its status as one of the top teams in Class AAAAAA. Dacula was a surprise team to make the playoffs in Region 8-AAAAAA last year, but a 34-14 win over Collins Hill to open the season shows that the Falcons could be here to stay and a win over Mill Creek would reserve them a spot in this week's top 10.

 

Norcross at Milton

Norcross lost almost every starter from its championship team a year ago, but the Blue Devils are 2-0 and the potential with this year's team and the wide-open Class AAAAAA field gives the team a fighting chance for a three-peat. Norcross edged Tucker in overtime in the Corky Kell Classic and then held off a struggling Brookwood team 21-10 last week. Milton comes off a 17-10 win over neighboring Alpharetta and is 16-7 under third-year head coach Howie Decristofaro.


 
Peachtree Ridge at Parkview

Peachtree Ridge opened its season with a 14-10 home win over preseason No. 1 Archer. The victory knocked Archer completely out of the top 10 this past week and should serve as a great boost of confidence for the Lions as they prepare to compete in the daunted Region 7-AAAAAA two weeks from now. Parkivew had an easier opening opponent and first-year head coach Eric Godree and the Panthers took the contest 45-21 over Mountain View.

 

Creekside at Carver-Columbus

Defending Class AAAAA champion Creekside lost for the first time in two seasons last Friday night to Hughes (21-20). It was the first game without UGA-commit Jayson Stanley, a receiver that tore his ACL in the season opener. Caver-Columbus is a football powerhouse that took an uncharacteristic slide last year but looks heading back on the right track after a pair of wins over Carver-Atlanta and Spencer. 

 

Northside-Warner Robins at Evans

Northside-WR shut down Auburn-commit Tyler Queen and the North Cobb offense Week 1 and are No. 1 in Class AAAAA. This is a state championship-caliber  team for middle Georgia's most consistent program. 

 

Blessed Trinity at Sequoyah

Class AAA Blessed Trinity rocked defending St. Pius 42-20 last Friday to open the season. The win jumped them all the way to No. 3 in this week's poll. Class AAAAA Sequoyah is 0-2 and looks to get on track after a heartbreaking 37-35 loss to Woodstock last week.

 

Griffin at Burke County

This is the battle of the Bears. Defending Class AAAA champion Griffin has not lost a game since 2012. However, the No. 3 ranked Bears face a tall task traveling to No. 4 Burke County, a team that has suffocated its first two opponents. Burke County shutout Statesboro 12-0 to open the season and cruised past Jefferson County 20-7 last Friday.  

 

Carrollton at Calhoun

Carrollton is off to an 0-2 start in Class AAAA and will travel to Calhoun for the 1-0 Yellow Jackets' first home game of the season. Carrollton will have played five non-region games before region play finally starts up and the Trojans are looking to continue improving after falling just short to Newnan last Friday.  

 

Lovett at Marist

Class AA Lovett shocked Class AAAA Marist last year in this matchup and the War Eagles look for revenge after coming off a huge win last second win over South Florida power Godby last Saturday.

 

GAC at ELCA

This is a battle of two teams seemingly going in opposite directions at the start of the season. GAC is No. 1 in Class AA and comes off a 24-21 win over Benedictine and a 28-10 victory over North Oconee. ELCA, the 2012 Class A-Private champions, fell out of the top 10 this past week after its 0-2 start. ELCA lost 31-14 to Mt. Paran Christian in the opener and 33-3 last weekend to Stockbridge. 

 

Irwin County at Fitzgerald

Class A-Pubic No. 3 Irwin County challenges Class AA No. 3 Fitzgerald. Irwin County tied Early County 7-7 to open the year and rolled to a 49-20 win over Berrien last Friday. Fitzgerald scored a 27-20 win over Worth County Week 1 and posted a 43-27 win over Heard County last weekend. 

 




SCORE PICK'EM

 
This week's 10 games

 

Grayson at Hughes

McEachern at Buford 

North Paulding at Allatoona

Mary Persons at Washington County

St. Pius at Woodward

Dacula at Mill Creek

Peachtree Ridge at Parkview

Creekside at Carver-Columbus

Griffin at Burke County

Carrollton at Calhoun

 

Ricky Dimon 
11-9
Last Week: 4-6
Grayson
Buford
Allatoona
Washington Co.
Woodward
Mill Creek
Peachtree Ridge
Creekside
Burke County
Carrollton
D.J. Galbiati-Blalock 
10-10
Last Week: 5-5
Grayson
Buford
North Paulding
Washington Co.
St. Pius
Mill Creek
Peachtree Ridge
Creekside
Burke County
Carrollton
Lauren Goldstein 
9-11
Last Week: 4-6
Grayson
Buford
Allatoona
Washington Co.
Woodward
Mill Creek
Peachtree Ridge
Creekside
Burke County
Carrollton
Stephen Black 
7-13
Last Week: 4-6
Grayson
Buford
Allatoona
Washington Co.
Woodward
Mill Creek
Peachtree Ridge
Creekside
Burke County
Carrollton
Craig Sager II
7-13
Last Week: 4-6
Grayson
Buford
Allatoona
Washington Co.
Woodward
Mill Creek
Peachtree Ridge
Creekside
Burke County
Carrollton
Brian Jones
5-15
Last Week: 2-8
Hughes
Buford
Allatoona
Washington Co.
St. Pius
Mill Creek
Peachtree Ridge
Creekside
Burke County
Carrollton

 




 

 




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