The High School Football season is reaching a critical point for most of the Cherokee County Schools. We will be breaking down each teams road to the playoffs and what seeding they will be looking at. 1st and 2nd seed teams get to host a playoff game in the first round while 3rd and 4th seeds are required to be on the road in the first round.
Current seed - 3
Projected seed - 2
The Warriors have had one of the most remarkable seasons in school history. Playing in the Corky Kell, beating Rome and Cartersville, and making multiple apperances in the top-10 rankings have all given Warriors fans something to cheer about. The only blemish on the Warriors record this season was a 28-35 loss to Roswell in a crucial region game. That loss has pushed the Warriors back to the 3rd seed currently, however the Warriors have one more game against the Milton Eagles. If Cherokee was able to pull of the upset, the Warriors would be in a 3-way tie for first.
Also, if Roswell lost one of their two final games (Alpharetta and Woodstock) then the Warriors would move to the second seed. There is a chance for the Warriors to claim the region title, however they would need Woodstock to beat Milton this coming Friday and beat Milton themselves.
We see a second Roswell loss the most likely, and predict the Warriors to host a home playoff game.
Current Seed - Tied for 2
Projected Seed - 2
The Creekview Grizzlies have been a blast from the past with conventional play-calling and an exceptional defense to give them a 6-2 record heading into the final two weeks of the season. The Grizzlies only region loss is to the River Ridge Knights in a 20-17 overtime thriller. With River Ridge boasting an undefeated record, the Grizzlies loss to the Knights looks very good.
The Grizzlies could claim the first seed if the Knights dropped their final two games against Johns Creek and Cambridge, we just don't see that being very likely.
Creekview could also fall out of the top two with a loss to Johns Creek in the final game of the season, that also looks very unlikely. We're hammering the Grizzlies at the two seed.
Current Seed - 1
Projected Seed - 1
The River Ridge Knights have been the biggest surpirse of the season. Coming into this season, they had never beaten another Cherokee County School. This season, they are 4-0 against Cherokee County foes and 8-0 overall. All they have to do is beat Johns Creek this Friday to secure the first region title in school history. Even if the Knights lost to Cambridge the following week, they would still have the head to head advantage over Creekview.
What makes the scenario interesting is if the Knights lost to Johns Creek. Johns Creek is tied for second with Creekview and a River Ridge loss to the Gladiators would push them into a tie with Johns Creek. The Knights would then need Creekview to beat Johns Creek to reclaim the region.
We expect the Knights to take care of buisness and cap off a historic season with a region title. River Ridge at 1.
Current Seed - 5
Projected Seed - 4
The Sequoyah Cheifs have shown lots of fight in the back half of the season, upsetting Cambridge and Chattahoochee in back to back weeks. The Cheifs currently sit a game behind the Cambridge Bears, but the final two games on the Cambridge schedule are against Creekview and River Ridge,
Sequoyah will need to win just one more time if Cambridge losses to Creekview and River Ridge, or will have to win both of their final games against Riverwood and winless Centennial if Cambridge pulls out one win.
The only way the Cheifs don't make their way in is if the Bears upset both Creekview and River Ridge, or if Sequoyah losses twice.
We don't see either happening, Cheifs at 4.
Current Seed - 5
Projected Seed - 5
The Woodstock Wolverines have had another year of being a middle of the road team. The Wolverines currently sit at the 5th spot with losses to Cherokee and Alpharetta keeping them out of the immedate playoff picture.
However, the Wolverines do have an oppurtunity to steal the final playoff spot from Alpharetta. Woodstock will be facing the top two region teams in the next two weeks, and with a victory over Milton and/or Roswell, the Wolverines would be right back in the conversation.
Alpharetta will face Roswell and Etowah for their final two games, if the Raiders fell to both teams, Woodstock would only need one win to overtake them for the 4th seed.
We just don't see the Wolverines being able to pull off two victories against two top programs, however they do have the athletes to do it. Wolverines at 5.