|48||Gordon Cent. Warriors||'22 (0-10)|
|47||Murray Co Indians||'22 (1-9)|
|46||Coosa Eagles||'22 (3-7)|
|45||Ridgeland Panthers||'22 (0-10)|
|44||LFO Warriors||'22 (2-8)|
|43||Chattooga Indians||'22 (2-8)|
|42||Armuchee Indians||'22 (3-7)|
|41||SE Whitfield Raiders||'22 (4-6)|
|40||LaFayette Ramblers||'22 (3-7)|
|39||Temple Tigers||'22 (4-7)|
|38||Woodland Wildcats||'22 (1-9)|
|37||Haralson Co Rebels||'22 (3-7)|
|36||Mt.Zion Eagles||'22 (5-6)|
|35||Gordon Lee Trojans||'22 (4-6)|
|34||Pickens Dragons||'22 (5-6)|
|33||Gilmer Bobcats||'22 (5-5)|
|32||Dade Co Wolverines||'22 (6-5)|
|31||Heard Co Braves||'22 (6-6)|
|30||Pepperell Dragons||'22 (6-5)|
|29||Model Blue Devils||'22 (6-5)|
|28||Christian Heritage Lions||'22 (5-7)|
|27||Coahulla Creek Colts||'22 (7-4)|
|26||North Murray Mointaineers||'22 (6-5)|
|25||Bremen Blue Devils||'22 (5-6)|
|24||Villa Rica Wildcats||'22 (4-6)|
|23||Dalton Catamounts||'22 (6-6)|
|22||NW Whitfield Bruins||'22 (5-5)|
|21||Heritage Generals||'22 (8-3)|
|20||Fannin Co Rebels||'22 (7-5)|
|19||Sonoraville Phoenix||'22 (6-5)|
|18||East Paulding Raiders||'22 (3-7)|
|17||Ringgold Tigers||'22 (7-4)|
|16||Trion Bulldogs||'22 (9-3)|
|15||Darlington Tigers||'22 (11-1)|
|14||Paulding Co Patriots||'22 (6-5)|
|13||Adairsville Tigers||'22 (10-2)|
|12||Central Lions||'22 (8-4)|
|11||Hiram Hornets||'22 (5-5)|
|10||Cass Colonels||'22 (5-7)|
|9||Bowdon Red Devils||'22 (14-1)|
|8||Rockmart Yellow Jackets||'22 (10-3)|
|7||South Paulding Spartains||'22 (8-4)|
|6||North Paulding Wolfpack||'22 (7-4)|
|5||Calhoun Yellow Jackets||'22 (9-4)|
|4||Cartersville Purple Hurricanes||'22 (12-2)|
|3||Cedartown Bulldogs||'22 (14-1)|
|2||Rome Wolves||'22 (12-2)|
|1||Carrollton Trojans||'22 (14-1)|
Author: LAWRENCE MORGAN
3rd Round Calpreps Predictions
4 games in each classification with 7 of our local teams making it to Round 3.
Here is how Calpreps has the QF round staking up
Class A Div 2
#1 Bowdon over #3 Early Co by 6
#10 Lincoln Co over #7 Dooly Co by 2
#5 Johnson Co over # 4 Clinch Co by 1
#2 Schley Co over #8 Wilcox Co by 13
Class A Div 1
#3 Irwin Co over #10 Mt. Pisgah by 19
#2 Rabun Co over #4 Swainsboro by 1
#1 PAC over #8 Metter by 27
#5 Bleckley Co over #7 St. Francis by 6
#1 Fitzgerald over #3 Rockmart by 7
#2 Pierce Co over #6 Fellowship Chirstian by 8
#5 Appling Co over #8 Callaway by 6
#4 Thomson over #7 South Atl by 7
#4 Carver Atlanta at #8 Thomasville (Even)
#2 Sandy Creek over #7 Savannah Christian by 7
#1 Cedar Grove over #3 Calvary Day by 26
#6 Carver Columbus over #5 Oconee Co by 2
#1 Cedartown over #4 Bainbridge by 6
#3 North Oconee over #5 Wayne Co by 10
#2 Benedictine over #7 Stockbridge by 10
#9 Holy Innocents over #8 Troup by 1
#1 Ware Co over #4 Calhoun by 14
#6 Dutchtown over #8 Mays by 8
#2 Creekside over #7 Warner Robins by 17
#3 Cartersville over #5 Coffee Co by 5
#2 Thomas Co Cent over #5 Roswell by 10
#4 Gainesville over #6 Houston Co by 10
#1 Langston Hughes over #7 Woodward Acad. by 21
#3 Rome over #9 Marist by 9
#4 Colquitt Co over #11 North Gwinnett by 20
#2 Carrollton over #5 Walton by 3
#1 Mill Creek over #8 Westlake by 19
#7 Grayson over #9 Milton by 3
Playoff History (Round 2)
We have 17 teams moving on to the 2nd round.
When was the last time each team made the 2nd Rd and how long as it been since they made the Quarterfinals?
Bowdon Red Devils:
4th straight 2nd Rd appearance for Coach Fendley and the Red Devils when they host Manchester on Friday. They have not advanced to the QF since 2013.
Christian Heritage Lions:
The Lions travel to Johnson Co on Friday. They made the 2nd Rd in 2020 and QF in 2015.
Heard Co Braves:
3rd straight 2nd Rd for the Braves. Last trip to the QF Round was in 2018 when they won the State Championship. They will travel to Irwin Co on Friday.
7th straight trip to the 2nd Round for the Tigers. They made the QF last season.
Back to back 2nd Rd appearances for the 1st time in 19 years. Trion last advanced to the QF in 2015.
Rockmart Yellow Jackets
2020 last 2nd Rd game. The Yellow Jackets have not advanced to QF since their run to the State Final in 2018.
Fannin Co Rebels
3 straight trips to the 2nd Rd for the 1st time in program history. Last QF game was 2020.
1st 2nd round trip since 2015. Which is also the last season the Tigers made the Quarterfinals.
3rd straight trip to the 2nd Round for Coach Abrams and the Bulldogs. The Bulldogs made it to the Semi Final last season.
1st 2nd Round game since 2014 and 2013 was the last time the Lions advanced to the 3rd round.
Calhoun Yellow Jackets
22nd straight year in the 2nd Round and last made the QF round last season on their run to the State Title game.
Cartersville Purple Hurricanes
11th consecutive trip to the 2nd round. Last made the QF round in 2020, eventually making it to the State Title game.
2016 is the last time the Catamounts made the 2nd round and advanced to the QF round.
1983 is the last and only time Cass has made the 2nd Rd or advanced to the QF round in the 69 year history of the program.
2020 was the last 2nd Rd game for the Wolves with 2018 being the last trip to the QF round.
South Paulding Spartans
2019 is last trip to the 2nd Round and the Spartans have never advanced to the QF round in the 16 year history of the program.
8th straight year in the 2nd Round. They advanced to the Semi Final game last year.
Playoffs Round 1
A look at our 1st Round playoff matchups. Game lines are an average of Calpreps and Massey Ratings.
Get out and enjoy a game this weekend!
A Div 2
Christian Heritage (-3) at Greene County
Washington Wilkes (-6) at Mt. Zion
Aquinas at Bowdon (-17)
A Div 1
Temple at Metter (-28)
Bryan Co at Heard Co (-11)
Pepperell at Elbert Co (-24)
Commerce at Trion (-5)
Dade Co at Rabun Co (-35)
Athens Christian at Darlington (-22)
E. Jackson at Rockmart (-34)
North Murray at Fellowship (-21)
Fannin Co at Athens Academy (-10)
Union Co at Model (-4)
Pickens at Hebron (-22)
Carver Atlanta (-19) at Ringgold
Coahulla Creek at Sandy Creek (-37)
Bremen at Cedar Grove (-42)
Douglass at Adairsville (-23)
Cedar Shoals at Cedartown (-42)
Heritage (-7) at Walnut Grove
Sonoraville at North Oconee (-27)
Madison Co at Central (-14)
Eastside at Calhoun (-15)
Dalton at Loganville (-13)
Clarke Central at Cartersville (-14)
Cass at Jefferson (-26)
Paulding Co at Rome (-25)
Sequoyah at South Paulding (-18)
Lowndes at Carrollton (-13)
Parkview (-4) at North Paulding
Final Week Playoff Math Class A
We are here! The final week of the season with lots yet to be determined. We give you a look at all the potential playoff projections and any playoff matchups that are locked in.
Bold = Lock
Class A Div 2
The Region Title will be decided Friday when the Mt. Zion Eagles travel to the #1 Ranked Bowdon Red Devils. The Devils are heavy favorites but so was Christian Heritage last week verse the Eagles.
- Winner of Bowdon v Mt. Zion
- Loser of Bowdon v Mt. Zion
- Christian Heritage
Still a lot to be determined this week in Region 8A.
Lincoln Co gets the Bye as the #1 Seed but 2 through 4 are up for grabs. Greene Co at Washington Wilkes will decide the order Friday night.
Christian Heritage will travel to the Winner of that game week 1.
If Washington Wilkes wins:
Greene Co at Bowdon
Aquinas at Mt. Zion
If Greene Co Wins:
Aquinas at Bowdon
Washington Wilkes at Mt. Zion
Class A Div 1
Both games this Friday night will determine the finishing order
Lamar Co at Heard Co for the #1 and #2 spot
Temple at Crawford Co for the #3 and #4 spot
Same thing goes for their 1st Rd playoff pairings ..Region 3.
Screven Co at Metter for the #1 and #2
Bryan Co at Claxton for the #3 and #4
The top 2 spots will be determined Friday when Trion visits Darlington
The Pepperell Dragons have locked up the 3 spot
The 4th place spot is Dade Co’s if they win at Armuchee Friday. If the Indians pull the upset and Pepperell beats Coosa then Armuchee will claim the 4 Spot.
- Darlington or Trion home vs Athens Christian
- Darlington or Trion home vs Commerce
- Pepperell at Elbert Co
- Dade Co or Armuchee at Rabun Co
Week 11 Playoff Projections
Calpreps 1st Round projections with prediction. Favorite is bold.
Class A Div 2
Greene County at Bowdon (-34.5)
Aquinas at Christian Heritage (-7.5)
Mt. Zion at Washington Wilkes (-17.5)
Class A Div 1
Pepperell at Rabun Co (-34.5)
Dade Co at Elbert Co (-29.5)
Commerce at Trion (-7)
Athens Christian at Darlington (-34.5)
Heard Co at Screven Co (-13)
Bryan Co at Temple (-13.5)
East Jackson at Rockmart (-34.5)
Union Co (-5) at Model
Fannin Co at Athens Academy (-20)
North Murray at Fellowship Christian (-25.5)
Douglass at Adairsville (-24)
Carver Atl (-34.5) at Ringgold
Coahulla Creek at Sandy Creek (-34.5)
Bremen at Cedar Grove (-34.5)
Gilmer at Stephens Co (-34.5)
Central at North Oconee (-34.5)
Sonoraville (-13) at Madison Co
Cedar Shoals at Cedartown (-34.5)
E. Forsyth at Heritage (-18)
Eastside at Calhoun (-18.5)
Clarke Central at Cartersville (-14)
Dalton at Loganville (-18)
Cass at Jefferson (-30)
Paulding Co at Rome (-30.5)
South Paulding (-10) at Sequoyah
Camden County at Carrollton (-28)
North Paulding at Parkview (-16.5)
Playoff Math Pt2 (AAAAA and AAAA)
With 2 weeks left in the 2022 season we look at possible playoff scenarios.
This all hinges on the Cass at Calhoun game this Friday. The Yellow Jackets are a 27 point favorite but as we have seen in ’22 anything can happen.
If Calhoun beats Cass:
- Winner of Cartersville/Dalton
- Loser of Cartersville/Dalton
If Cass beats Calhoun and Cartersville beats Dalton
If Cass beats Calhoun and Dalton beats Cartersville
Based on my calculations….
If Cass Wins by 6+
If Cass wins by 6 or less
Region 7-4A is a little complicated after the top spot.
If Cedartown wins 1 of their remaining 2 games (SE Whitfield and NW Whitfield) they are the Champs for the 3rd consecutive year.
Super confusing after that. We could still end in a 4-way tie for the final 3 spots.
We will take one week at a time, starting with this Friday
Sonoraville at Heritage: If Heritage wins, they have a grip on the #2 spot heading into a final week showdown with Central.
If Sonoraville wins: With only SE Whitfield remaining the Phoenix would be the odds-on favorite to host a playoff game round 1.
NW Whitfield at Central: the simple formula is whoever loses this matchup probably misses the post-season.
How the computer see’s it playing out:
2022 POY and COY Nominations
The 5th Annual ’22 NwGaFootball POY and COY Award will be presented this season by Matthewson’s Mini Helmets.
Nominations accepted until the end of the regular season (11/4) and voting will begin shortly after the conclusion of the regular season.
Player of The Year is only for the 2023 Class (Seniors)
Week 11 Schedule/Predictions
Still have a few playoff spots up for grabs with 2 weeks remaining.
Heard Co at Temple (-11.5)
Armuchee at Trion (-33.5)
Pepperell at Dade (-10.5)
Chattooga at Coosa (-16)
Christian Heritage (-11.5) at Mt. Zion
Rockmart (-24.5) at Fannin Co
Model (-34.5) at Gordon Central
Murray Co at Haralson Co (-34.5)
Adairsville (-21) at Bremen
Ringgold (-26.5) at LFO
Coahulla Creek (-13.5) at Lafayette
Ridgeland at Gordon Lee (-22.5)
White Co (-2) at Pickens
SE Whitfield at Cedartown (-34.5)
Sonoraville at Heritage (-3)
NW Whitfield at Central (-7.5)
Cass at Calhoun (-27)
Cartersville (-11) at Dalton
Woodland at Hiram (-25.5)
Maynard Jackson at Villa Rica (-7.5)
Langston Hughes (-24) at S. Paulding
Paulding Co (-10) at Alexander
E. Paulding (-20.5) at New Manchester
Creekview at Rome (-34.5)
Campbell at Carrollton (-34.5)
N. Paulding (-23) at Hillgrove
NWGA Playoff Math Pt. 1
With 2 weeks remaining Region Titles and Playoff spots are still on the line.
Here is a look at how we see each Region in our coverage Area shaking out.
Carrollton at 3-0 in the Region has the tie break over East Coweta and Westlake. The Trojans play last place Campbell to end the season and should go to 4-0. Regardless the Trojans are your #1 Seed.
- Carrollton (Lock)
- Westlake v East Coweta winner
- Westlake v East Coweta loser
- Pebblebrook (Lock)
Carrollton’s most likely 1st Round opponent: Camden County
Harrison and Marietta are locks to make the playoffs.
McEachern and North Paulding both play Hillgrove over the final 2 weeks of the season and a win ,both are heavy favorites, over Hillgrove would lock in a spot.
Harrsion, North Paulding, and McEachern are all predicted to end the season 2-2. They will be sorted based on the Region tiebreak rules but based on PF/PA system this is the best guess:
- North Paulding
North Paulding’s most likely 1st Rd opponent: A trip to next weeks Brookwood at Parkview winner.