5AA Playoff Race (10.11.21)
If you follow Georgia High school football and haven’t heard this yet, brace yourself, Haralson County knocked off the defending State Champ Callaway Cavaliers 42-14. Senior QB Clay Hyatt had 203 yards rushing and the Rebels jumped out to a 28-0 lead in the first half.
Heard County beat Temple 42-20 on the road in what some call the 5AA elimination game…a lot of football left to be played and we know how 5AA turned out last year.
Standings (H/H, Calpreps)
1-0 Haralson Co Rebels
1-0 Heard Co Braves
0-0 Bremen Blue Devils
0-1 Callaway Cavaliers
0-1 Temple Tigers
Callaway (0-1) at Bremen (0-0):
People around the West Georgia Area and Region 5AA will be watching this one close to see how Callaway responds. We have seen Rome, Carrollton, and Haralson Co turn it up a notch after having an unexpected loss. Friday will be a big test for the Cavaliers as they travel to face a Bremen team that was in a lot of publications Top 10 preseason.
Bremen’s 2 losses are by a combined 11 points to Bowdon and Darlington, both ranked in the Top 10 in Class A. The Blue Devils have been without RB Dillion McCoy for a few weeks but if he is back Friday ,coupled with that huge Bremen OL, Callaway could be in trouble again.
What it means: Not a clincher for the Blue Devils but it would be nice to get 1 win under your belt early. Callaway would be in a bad spot with a loss. They would already lose the Tiebreaker vs Haralson and Bremen with tough games with Heard and Temple on tap. A loss here and I think the Cavaliers head north week 1 of the playoffs.
Calpreps: Callaway by 12
Temple (0-1) at Haralson Co (1-0
A defensive test for the Tigers this week. You know what’s coming so be ready. If they can slow the run and create some turnovers maybe they have a little 2020 magic in store.
I would say watch for Haralson Co to have a let down but fortunately they got that out of the way early in a loss to Manchester. They are firing on all cylinders right now and a win here would clinch a playoff spot.
What it means: A Temple loss would put them on the ropes having to win 1 vs Callaway, Bremen. A win puts them right back in the mix. A Haralson win clinches a playoff spot for the Rebels but their eyes are set on a Region Title.
Calpreps: Haralson Co by 28
Heard County Idle