Six ranked teams knocked out; Allatoona assumes role of favorite

8:00 am Nov. 22, 2014

It was a stunning night in the Class AAAAA playoffs on Friday.

The defending state champion (Creekside) is gone. Two more teams that went 10-0 in the regular season (Ware County and Kell) are out. Six more ranked teams (No. 1 Ware County, No. 2 Coffee, No. 3 Kell, No. 6 Creekside, No. 9 Harris County and No. 10 Stephenson) have been eliminated. And four more region champions (Harris County, Ware

No. 2 meets No. 4 … in the second round

9:30 am Nov. 20, 2014

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

- It makes for a tough draw when the second- and fourth-ranked teams have to meet in the second round, but that’s the challenge facing No. 2 Coffee and No. 4 Allatoona this week. Coffee (10-1) started the season at No. 3, fell to No. 6 after a 24-21 loss to top-ranked Ware County on

Sequoyah ends Lanier’s perfect season

8:00 am Nov. 15, 2014

Sequoyah’s Ethan Riggle kicked a 20-yard field goal with 11 seconds remaining Friday to lead the Chiefs to a 24-21 victory over fifth-ranked Lanier in the biggest shocker in the first round of the Class AAAAA playoffs.

Sequoyah took an early 14-0 lead but trailed 21-14 in the fourth quarter before Trey Mitchell’s touchdown run tied the game with 7:05 left. Sequoyah is the only team remaining in the AAAAA field

Regions 5 and 6 get chance to flex their muscles

9:45 am Nov. 13, 2014

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

- First-round playoff games are often seen as good measuring sticks of a region’s strength, and the matchups to watch this year are the ones between Regions 5 and 6. The four teams from Region 5 – Allatoona, South Paulding, Alexander and New Manchester – are all ranked among the top eight of the computer

Creekside beats Stephenson again; Northside, Kell rally to win; playoff matchups set

9:30 am Nov. 8, 2014

Defending state champion Creekside won its second consecutive region title, beating Stephenson 34-27 in the 6-AAAAA championship game and claiming a No. 1 seed in the state playoffs, which begin next week.

It was Creekside’s second victory this season against the Jaguars, and this time the Seminoles didn’t have to rally to do it as they took an early 14-0 lead and never trailed. In a 28-14 victory against Stephenson on

Four region titles still up for grabs; plus a look at all the playoff scenarios

9:15 am Nov. 6, 2014

The three subdivided regions in Class AAAAA will determine their first-place teams and playoff representatives this weekend when they hold their championship and play-in games.

The most compelling games are likely to take place in 6-AAAAA. Defending state champion Creekside will face a rematch with Stephenson for the region title. Both teams are guaranteed state playoff berths. Creekside rallied for a 28-14 victory when the teams met on Sept. 19 and

Stephenson, Kell among five teams to clinch subregion titles

9:45 am Nov. 1, 2014

Subregion titles in the three subdivided regions in Class AAAAA were decided on Friday, setting up the matchups for next weekend’s region championship and play-in games. The top teams in each subregion are guaranteed berths in the state playoffs, while the second- and third-place teams will meet in play-in games to determine the third and fourth seeds from each region.

Perhaps the most high profile game came in Region 6, where

Subregion titles, berths in play-in games still up for grabs

9:45 am Oct. 30, 2014

Here’s what to look for this weekend in Class AAAAA:

- Region 6 has several big games on the final weekend before the region play-in games, but none will have more of an impact on the final subregion standings than Mays against Tri-Cities. Assuming Carver-Atlanta beats winless Banneker, the loser of Mays and Tri-Cities will finish fourth in Division B and have no shot at the state playoffs. If Carver and

Tie possibilites abound as 6-AAAAA heads toward region play-in games

12:51 pm Oct. 28, 2014

Mays completed its victory against No. 6-ranked Carver-Atlanta on Monday night and created the strong possibility of a three-way tie for first place in Region 6-AAAAA Division B.

Mays led 27-14 with 9:46 remaining Friday when the game was suspended because of a shooting outside of Lakewood Stadium. The Raiders added a touchdown when the game resumed Monday at Grady Stadium and went on to a 35-14 victory. Mays, Carver and

Allatoona clinches, but Drew misses its chance

9:30 am Oct. 25, 2014

Here’s a recap of some of the big stories in Class AAAAA from Week 10:

- Harris County (6-2, 4-0) took sole possession of first place in Region 1 with a 34-14 victory against Carver-Columbus, which had its 53-game winning streak in region games snapped. Harris County can clinch the second region title in school history (and second in three years) with a victory at home against LaGrange next weekend. Carver