QF wrap: Four 13-0 teams make the semis; Mill Creek, Grayson win tosses to host

11:20 pm Nov. 27, 2015

Next week:
Colquitt County @ Mill Creek
Roswell @ Grayson

This could be the best final four in the modern history of the highest classification – No. 1 Colquitt County, No. 2 Grayson, No. 3 Roswell and No. 5 Mill Creek, all 13-0.

Check this out, courtesy of Loren Maxwell’s query of the GHSFHA’s database:

These are the only four times that four undefeated teams have made the semifinals. Note that in the case of

Second-round wrap: Westlake, Archer earn key wins

11:23 pm Nov. 20, 2015

Westlake (10-2) got the big upset in Class AAAAAA this week with a 28-9 victory over No. 6 Peachtree Ridge, which was projected by the computer Maxwell Ratings to win by 25 points.

Westlake advanced to the final eight for the first time since 1999. Not even Cam Newton (class of 2007) could get Westlake this far. Let it be said that junior QB Malik Willis did. Congrats to coach Bryan

First-round wrapup: Central ousts #9 Walton; R1, R7, R8 win 3 of 4

5:23 am Nov. 14, 2015

Gwinnett County teams went 6-2 in the top half of Class AAAAAA on Friday night, with Central Gwinnett bagging the biggest prize – ninth-ranked Walton.

Central (7-4) beat the Raiders 49-20, ending Walton’s season at 9-2. It was the second straight season that Central scored the biggest upset of the first round in the highest class. In 2014, Central beat then-No. 5 North Gwinnett 15-14.

Also winning Friday from Region 8 were

Friday wrap: Champs crowned, draw is set

11:44 pm Nov. 6, 2015

Congrats to newly crowned region champs – Colquitt County, Newton, Westlake, McEachern, Roswell, South Forsyth, Mill Creek and Grayson.

Also congrats to teams that got in the playoffs with clutch wins Friday – Lowndes, Wheeler, Northview and Parkview. Also congrats to North Paulding, which made it at 3-7 after Marietta upset Harrison, opening the door.

Region 1

-No. 1 Colquitt County (10-0) won a game between unbeaten teams and clinched the region with

Friday wrap: Westlake, Newton get the help they need

11:23 pm Oct. 30, 2015

Region 3 was the most tightly contested race in the highest classification entering this week, and Westlake emerged as a big winner on Friday. And the Lions can thank co-leader Newnan for much of that.

(Newton, not to be confused with Newnan, got a similar present in Region 2. Read on.)

Newnan (7-2, 5-1) took a 21-17 victory over arch-rival East Coweta (7-2, 4-2) after Marquis Hill scored on a 78-yard run

In case of a tie: Each region does it differently

10:21 am Oct. 29, 2015

So let’s say Tucker beats Lovejoy on Friday, and Tucker, Lovejoy and Newton finish tied for first in Region 2-AAAAA. Who is the region champion?

Newton. Who decided that? Region 2.

There are no statewide rules about breaking ties in the region standings. Each region must decide its own guidelines.

Here is what each Class AAAAAA region has decided. The first rule in each region is head to head. But, in

Friday wrapup: Grayson clinches; Mill Creek, P’Ridge are big winners

11:09 pm Oct. 23, 2015

No. 5 Mill Creek (8-0, 5-0) and No. 9 Peachtree Ridge (6-2, 5-0) emerged as the main contenders in Region 7 on Friday in the 10th weekend of Georgia high school football.

Mill Creek beat Collins Hill 42-17, as Cameron Turley passed for 290 yards and three touchdowns, while Peachtree Ridge beat No. 8 Norcross 31-0, the Lions’ sixth straight victory, each while allowing seven points or less.

Mill Creek and Peachtree

Friday wrapup: West Forsyth beats South Forsyth in a night of few surprises

11:41 pm Oct. 16, 2015

West Forsyth (5-2, 5-1) upset previously unbeaten South Forsyth 38-34 in what might count as the only significant upset in the highest class Friday. Lambert (6-1, 6-0) – which has never won a region title – is now the 6-AAAAAA front-runner. Lambert beat Northview 41-7.

In other news around AAAAAA, No. 1 Colquitt County (8-0, 3-0) continued its mercy-rule tour with a 49-14 victory over Valdosta (5-3, 1-2) in Region 1.

Friday wrapup: Ins and outs of 7-AAAAAA, and the other 7 regions

11:23 pm Oct. 9, 2015

Another Friday night in the books. Is that seven now?

Here’s what happened (s0me of it) …

-Region 7 playoff teams were decided as the four 3-0 teams played and beat the four 0-3 teams. The 3-0 teams (now 4-0) are Norcross, Mill Creek, Collins Hill and Peachtree Ridge. Out are Duluth, Meadowcreek, Mountain View and North Gwinnett. Most conspicuously finished is North (2-5, 0-4), which lost to Peachtree Ridge 42-6. North

Colquitt-Lee heads AAAAAA schedule Friday

8:40 am Oct. 8, 2015

Defending Class AAAAAA champion Colquitt County has rolled through its first six opponents, winning each game by more than 20 points. Most recently, the No. 1-ranked Packers beat a pretty good Lowndes team 42-20 on Friday.

This week, Colquitt travels eighth-ranked Lee County (6-0), which was impressive in its 42-14 victory over previously unbeaten Tift County last week.

Lee County will be Colquitt’s first Georgia-ranked opponent. Quarterback Garet Morrell is committed to