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Educated Guesses Week 13: And then there were 4

ScottMichaux.com - Thu, 11/20/2014 10:22 AM
By Scott Michaux

The first playoff field is set.

 

Well, not officially, but the Control Their Own Destiny Quartet has been established for the mission, if they choose to accept it.

 

Provided they each win out, the First Four will be Alabama, Oregon, Florida State and Mississippi State. Let the howling begin.

 

I know what you’re thinking: “There’s a lot of football to be played; anything can happen.” That’s very, very true. Alabama still has to beat Auburn and the SEC East representative in Atlanta. Oregon has to get through the Pac 12 South’s best survivor. Mississippi State faces the Egg Bowl outside the Grove. Florida State has to ... who are we kidding, FSU barely has to do anything.

 

What is obvious, however, is that should each of those four teams handle their own business, it’s a fait accompli. There is no team that can catch them.

 

TCU and Baylor pretty much cancel each other out with no Big 12 Championship rematch to prop a late bid. TCU’s bizarro edge is getting weaker with every Minnesota loss – and there’s simply no way a playoff participant can be decided by a Minnesota-Buffalo comparison on the strength-of-schedule meter instead of head-to-head.

 

Meanwhile, Ohio State has that lone home loss to a woeful Virginia Tech dragging it down like an anchor.

 

There aren’t enough quality wins for anybody to pass the front four without somebody in the front four recusing itself with a loss.

 

The SEC haters will go off. But what real argument do they have against Mississippi State? Prove a better one-loss team than the one that lost narrowly to No. 1 despite outgaining it in every way but points? Mississippi State’s SEC West schedule trumps any team in the twin Bigs (12 and 10).

 

The best news of all may be that inviting a pair of SEC teams will hasten the desire to expand the playoff field to eight, guaranteeing places for the Power 5 champs while allowing three more at-large teams. The arguments will be largely over at that point and college football will finally have a legitimate undisputed national champion.

 

Meanwhile, I’ve got my own problems to deal with in this prediction game. Apparently my choices couldn’t handle prosperity last week. Miami, Duke and Texas A&M all blew second-half leads. And the upset pick of No. 1 Mississippi State only won the yardage battle but not the game. Consequently, my winning percentage has fallen below last season’s high-water mark and leaves me in danger of not improving for the first time since starting this exercise in 2010.

 

Need a big week with Week 13’s educated guesses:

 

Charleston Southern @ Georgia: Snore. All eyes will be on Mizzou at Tennessee. BULLDOGS 59, Buccaneers 7.

 

Georgia State @ Clemson: Even Cole Stoudt can handle this one. TIGERS 38, Panthers 3.

 

South Alabama @ South Carolina: What a fitting way to become bowl eligible. GAMECOCKS 42, Jaguars 17.

 

Missouri @ Tennessee: Vols had to suspend a couple of key linebackers. VOLUNTEERS 27, Tigers 23.

 

Ole Miss @ Arkansas: Winning in Hog country isn’t as easy as you’d think. REBELS 28, Razorbacks 24.

 

North Carolina @ Duke: Coastal on line in rivalry game; all bets are off. BLUE DEVILS 41, Tar Heels 38.

 

Louisville @ Notre Dame: Turnovers inevitable when Golson meets Cards’ D. FIGHTING IRISH 23, Cardinals 21.

 

Kansas State @ West Virginia: A sofa-burning win could theoretically help Baylor. MOUNTAINEERS 31, Wildcats 28.

 

Minnesota @ Nebraska: Another SOS blow to TCU’s playoff hopes. CORNHUSKERS 27, Gophers 21.

 

Arizona @ Utah: Elimination game in the South tiebreaker scenario. UTES 35, Wildcats 28.

 

USC @ UCLA: Home victory could all but sew up South title. BRUINS 34, Trojans 27.

 

LAST WEEK: 6-5

Winners: Georgia, Georgia Tech, South Carolina, Ohio State, Wisconsin, Navy.

Losers: Mississippi State, Texas A&M, Miami, Duke, Stanford.

 

Year-to-date record: 94-38 (.712)

 

2013 record: 126-50 (.716)

 

2012 record: 117-48 (.709)

 

2011 record: 115-51 (.693)

 

2010 record: 97-49 (.664)

 

 

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Powerball - 11/19/2014

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Police Blotter, Nov. 19, 2014

Latest News from Columbia County News-Times - Wed, 11/19/2014 12:23 AM

The following accounts were taken from Columbia County Sheriff’s Office incident reports:

Woman finds dogs poisoned

A Harlem woman called authorities Friday after discovering someone had poisoned her dogs.

The 31-year-old woman said she went out of town on Nov. 2 with her two children and one of her three dogs. When she returned Friday, she found her Chihuahua dead. Another dog, a Pit Bull terrier, was sick, so she took it to the veterinarian. The vet told the woman the dog appeared to have been poisoned. The vet said it was likely the Chihuahua was poisoned as well, but died faster because it is much smaller than the pit bull.

The woman said she believes someone poisoned her dogs in an attempt to intimidate her.

Earlier Friday, a deputy responded to an alarm at the woman’s home, but nothing appeared to be out of place. Later, the woman discovered a key missing from a container in her living room.

Loan scammer issues threat

A Martinez woman told deputies Friday that a phone scammer threatened her with deportation.

The 35-year-old woman said she filled out an online application for a loan at Lending Tree a few months ago. In mid-October, the woman said she began receiving phone calls from a number she didn’t recognize and only answered one of the calls on Friday. The caller told the woman she was approved for a loan for up to $5,000 and was asked to provide her bank information and Social Security number, which she did. The caller then told the woman to purchase a $204 “Vanilla” of “Green Dot” cash card. She got the card and called back with the card number as instructed, but was told to wait an hour and the $5,000 would be deposited into her account.

The woman said she got a call back telling her she needed to provide an additional $500 to cover a new government regulation because she wasn’t a full citizen. When she said to cancel the loan because she didn’t have the money, the caller tried to get her to ask friends and family for the money and call back on Monday. When she repeated she didn’t have the money, the caller said she needed it for a government loan and that the police would send her back to Germany if she didn’t pay by Monday. The caller hung up.

The woman spoke with the caller three times on Friday about the loan. She went to the sheriff’s office substation, where a deputy told her to go directly to the bank and close her account.

At the bank, the woman put a hold on the account and was told no unauthorized money had been taken out of it.

Gun found in parking lot

A man called police Saturday morning after finding a gun in the parking lot of a Martinez business.

The man said about 10:45 a.m., he found a pistol in a holster in the parking lot of Dollar General on Baston Road. The man said he didn’t touch the weapon, but called authorities.

Deputies were not able to locate the owner.

They ran the firearm through a state and
federal database and
nothing appeared suspicious.

Statue broken in attempted theft

A man said Sunday morning that someone tried to steal an angel statue from his
yard.

The 74-year-old man said the previous night, someone tried to steal the statue from his front yard. It broke in half when someone tried to lift it.

He found the statue moved about 6 inches from where it was
standing the day
before.

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Police Blotter, Nov. 19, 2014

The following accounts were taken from Columbia County Sheriff’s Office incident reports:

Woman finds dogs poisoned

A Harlem woman called authorities Friday after discovering someone had poisoned her dogs.

The 31-year-old woman said she went out of town on Nov. 2 with her two children and one of her three dogs. When she returned Friday, she found her Chihuahua dead. Another dog, a Pit Bull terrier, was sick, so she took it to the veterinarian. The vet told the woman the dog appeared to have been poisoned. The vet said it was likely the Chihuahua was poisoned as well, but died faster because it is much smaller than the pit bull.

The woman said she believes someone poisoned her dogs in an attempt to intimidate her.

Earlier Friday, a deputy responded to an alarm at the woman’s home, but nothing appeared to be out of place. Later, the woman discovered a key missing from a container in her living room.

Loan scammer issues threat

A Martinez woman told deputies Friday that a phone scammer threatened her with deportation.

The 35-year-old woman said she filled out an online application for a loan at Lending Tree a few months ago. In mid-October, the woman said she began receiving phone calls from a number she didn’t recognize and only answered one of the calls on Friday. The caller told the woman she was approved for a loan for up to $5,000 and was asked to provide her bank information and Social Security number, which she did. The caller then told the woman to purchase a $204 “Vanilla” of “Green Dot” cash card. She got the card and called back with the card number as instructed, but was told to wait an hour and the $5,000 would be deposited into her account.

The woman said she got a call back telling her she needed to provide an additional $500 to cover a new government regulation because she wasn’t a full citizen. When she said to cancel the loan because she didn’t have the money, the caller tried to get her to ask friends and family for the money and call back on Monday. When she repeated she didn’t have the money, the caller said she needed it for a government loan and that the police would send her back to Germany if she didn’t pay by Monday. The caller hung up.

The woman spoke with the caller three times on Friday about the loan. She went to the sheriff’s office substation, where a deputy told her to go directly to the bank and close her account.

At the bank, the woman put a hold on the account and was told no unauthorized money had been taken out of it.

Gun found in parking lot

A man called police Saturday morning after finding a gun in the parking lot of a Martinez business.

The man said about 10:45 a.m., he found a pistol in a holster in the parking lot of Dollar General on Baston Road. The man said he didn’t touch the weapon, but called authorities.

Deputies were not able to locate the owner.

They ran the firearm through a state and
federal database and
nothing appeared suspicious.

Statue broken in attempted theft

A man said Sunday morning that someone tried to steal an angel statue from his
yard.

The 74-year-old man said the previous night, someone tried to steal the statue from his front yard. It broke in half when someone tried to lift it.

He found the statue moved about 6 inches from where it was
standing the day
before.

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Early voting begins Wednesday in Columbia County commission District 3 runoff

Latest News from Columbia County News-Times - Wed, 11/19/2014 12:23 AM

Early voting begins today in the runoff election to decide the Colum­bia County Board of Com­missioners’ District 3 seat.

Elections Director Nancy Gay said early voting will be held from 8 a.m. to 5 p.m. through Nov. 26 at the Board of Elections office, 500 Faircloth Drive, Building E, in Evans.

Gay said absentee ballots must be requested by Nov. 26 and returned to the elections office by Dec. 2. There will be no weekend voting, Gay said.

The election will be limited to voters who live in District 3 and were eligible to vote in the Nov. 4 election. District 3 polling places will be open from 7 a.m. to 7 p.m. Dec. 2.

Trip Derryberry, a Martin­ez businessman, and Mack Taylor, a lawyer and former assistant district attorney, were the top two vote-getters Nov. 4 in the field of four vying to fill the seat vacated by Charles Allen, who resigned in March.

The following precincts are the only precincts that will be participating in the Special Election Runoff:

015 - Lewis Memorial Methodist Church

017 - Patriots Park

050 - George W. Jones Community Center

051 - Damascus Baptist Church

060 - Columbia County Board of Education

061 - Greenbrier High School

062 - Redeemer Presbyterian Church

063 - Riverside Elementary School

064 - Grace Baptist Church

065 - Christ Sanctified Church

130 - West Acres Baptist Church

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Early voting begins Wednesday in Columbia County commission District 3 runoff

Early voting begins today in the runoff election to decide the Colum­bia County Board of Com­missioners’ District 3 seat.

Elections Director Nancy Gay said early voting will be held from 8 a.m. to 5 p.m. through Nov. 26 at the Board of Elections office, 500 Faircloth Drive, Building E, in Evans.

Gay said absentee ballots must be requested by Nov. 26 and returned to the elections office by Dec. 2. There will be no weekend voting, Gay said.

The election will be limited to voters who live in District 3 and were eligible to vote in the Nov. 4 election. District 3 polling places will be open from 7 a.m. to 7 p.m. Dec. 2.

Trip Derryberry, a Martin­ez businessman, and Mack Taylor, a lawyer and former assistant district attorney, were the top two vote-getters Nov. 4 in the field of four vying to fill the seat vacated by Charles Allen, who resigned in March.

The following precincts are the only precincts that will be participating in the Special Election Runoff:

015 - Lewis Memorial Methodist Church

017 - Patriots Park

050 - George W. Jones Community Center

051 - Damascus Baptist Church

060 - Columbia County Board of Education

061 - Greenbrier High School

062 - Redeemer Presbyterian Church

063 - Riverside Elementary School

064 - Grace Baptist Church

065 - Christ Sanctified Church

130 - West Acres Baptist Church

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Prep Calendar for Wednesday, November 19, 2014.

Latest News from Columbia County News-Times - Wed, 11/19/2014 12:19 AM

Today, Nov. 19

Augusta Prep Lady Gator Classic at Bulloch Academy, 4:30 p.m. (girls)

Thursday, Nov. 20

Greenbrier vs. Hephzibah, 6 p.m. (girls), 7:30 p.m. (boys)

Augusta Prep Lady Gator Classic at Bulloch Academy, 6:30 p.m. (girls)

Friday, Nov. 21

Augusta Christian vs. Augusta Eagles, 6 p.m. (girls), 7:30 p.m. (boys)

Augusta Prep vs. Curtis Baptist, 6:30 p.m. (girls), 8 p.m. (boys)

Grovetown vs. Harlem, 7 p.m. (girls), 8:30 p.m. (boys)

Evans Kings of the Court Tournament

Greenbrier vs. Thomson, 3:30 p.m.

Evans vs. South Aiken, 5 p.m.

Greenbrier Queen of the Court Tournament

Evans vs Veterans, 4 p.m. (girls)

Greenbrier vs Laney, 7 p.m. (girls)

Saturday, Nov. 22

Lakeside vs. Harlem, 5 p.m. (girls), 6:30 p.m. (boys)

Evans vs. Thomson, 7 p.m. (girls)

Grovetown at Warren County Tournament, TBA (boys)

Evans Kings of the Court Tournament

Greenbrier vs. Effingham County 1:30 p.m.

Evans vs. Georgia Military College, 3 p.m.

Greenbrier Queen of the Court Tournament

Greenbrier vs Effingham, noon (girls)

Grovetown vs. Dutch Fork, 3 p.m. (girls)

Monday, Nov. 24

Grovetown at Warren County Tournament, TBA (boys)

Evans Girls Thanksgiving Classic

Lakeside vs. Aquinas, 4:30 p.m.

Grovetown vs. Cedar Shoals, 6 p.m.

Evans vs. South Aiken, 7:30 p.m.

Tuesday, Nov. 25

Augusta Christian at Charleston Collegiate, 6 p.m. (boys)

Evans Girls Thanksgiving Classic, TBA

Grovetown vs. Aquinas, 4:30 p.m.

Lakeside vs. South Aiken, 6 p.m.

Evans vs. Cedar Shoals, 7:30 p.m.

SWIMMING

Thursday, Nov. 20

Evans. Greenbrier at Davidson Fine Arts meet, Augusta Aquatic Center, 5:30 p.m.

WRESTLING

Saturday, Nov. 22

Evans at Blue Devil Duals in Statesboro, Ga., 9 a.m.

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Prep Calendar for Wednesday, November 19, 2014.

Today, Nov. 19

Augusta Prep Lady Gator Classic at Bulloch Academy, 4:30 p.m. (girls)

Thursday, Nov. 20

Greenbrier vs. Hephzibah, 6 p.m. (girls), 7:30 p.m. (boys)

Augusta Prep Lady Gator Classic at Bulloch Academy, 6:30 p.m. (girls)

Friday, Nov. 21

Augusta Christian vs. Augusta Eagles, 6 p.m. (girls), 7:30 p.m. (boys)

Augusta Prep vs. Curtis Baptist, 6:30 p.m. (girls), 8 p.m. (boys)

Grovetown vs. Harlem, 7 p.m. (girls), 8:30 p.m. (boys)

Evans Kings of the Court Tournament

Greenbrier vs. Thomson, 3:30 p.m.

Evans vs. South Aiken, 5 p.m.

Greenbrier Queen of the Court Tournament

Evans vs Veterans, 4 p.m. (girls)

Greenbrier vs Laney, 7 p.m. (girls)

Saturday, Nov. 22

Lakeside vs. Harlem, 5 p.m. (girls), 6:30 p.m. (boys)

Evans vs. Thomson, 7 p.m. (girls)

Grovetown at Warren County Tournament, TBA (boys)

Evans Kings of the Court Tournament

Greenbrier vs. Effingham County 1:30 p.m.

Evans vs. Georgia Military College, 3 p.m.

Greenbrier Queen of the Court Tournament

Greenbrier vs Effingham, noon (girls)

Grovetown vs. Dutch Fork, 3 p.m. (girls)

Monday, Nov. 24

Grovetown at Warren County Tournament, TBA (boys)

Evans Girls Thanksgiving Classic

Lakeside vs. Aquinas, 4:30 p.m.

Grovetown vs. Cedar Shoals, 6 p.m.

Evans vs. South Aiken, 7:30 p.m.

Tuesday, Nov. 25

Augusta Christian at Charleston Collegiate, 6 p.m. (boys)

Evans Girls Thanksgiving Classic, TBA

Grovetown vs. Aquinas, 4:30 p.m.

Lakeside vs. South Aiken, 6 p.m.

Evans vs. Cedar Shoals, 7:30 p.m.

SWIMMING

Thursday, Nov. 20

Evans. Greenbrier at Davidson Fine Arts meet, Augusta Aquatic Center, 5:30 p.m.

WRESTLING

Saturday, Nov. 22

Evans at Blue Devil Duals in Statesboro, Ga., 9 a.m.

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Pee Wee Wolfpack advance in Pop Warner playoffs

Latest News from Columbia County News-Times - Wed, 11/19/2014 12:19 AM

One season ended and one continued for East Georgia Pop Warner football teams on Saturday.

In the second round of the Pop Warner Division III Southeast Regional, the Greenbrier Junior Pee Wee squad fell to the Woodville Jaguars, 31-0, while the Greenbrier Pee Wee Wolfpack advanced to the third round with a 24-8 win over the Chaires
Eagles.

The Wolfpack (8-2) head to Jacksonville, Fla. on Saturday to face the Santa Fe Raiders, with the winner headed to the regional final in St. Cloud, Fla. on Nov. 28.

The region championship is the final stage for Division III teams.

Wolfpack coach Tony Carden said he was happy with the way his team played, especially with a step up in competition.

“Everybody’s pumped up,” said Carden. “It was a really good win. The team really responded Saturday. They played mentally pretty daggone sharp as well as physically.”

After the Eagles drove into Wolfpack territory, Carden said the Wolfpack stiffened and forced a turnover on downs. That’s when Jordan Carlie went to work.

On a third-and-long, the Wolfpack ran a sweep and Carlie went for 65 yards, scoring the first of his three touchdowns. He would score on runs of 41 and 25 with James Schlegel running a quarterback sneak to account for the other touchdown.

“It was good we had Jordan (Carlie) because his speed definitely came into play,” said Carden. “After that we played good ball control offense and we did extremely well on defense.”

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Pee Wee Wolfpack advance in Pop Warner playoffs

One season ended and one continued for East Georgia Pop Warner football teams on Saturday.

In the second round of the Pop Warner Division III Southeast Regional, the Greenbrier Junior Pee Wee squad fell to the Woodville Jaguars, 31-0, while the Greenbrier Pee Wee Wolfpack advanced to the third round with a 24-8 win over the Chaires
Eagles.

The Wolfpack (8-2) head to Jacksonville, Fla. on Saturday to face the Santa Fe Raiders, with the winner headed to the regional final in St. Cloud, Fla. on Nov. 28.

The region championship is the final stage for Division III teams.

Wolfpack coach Tony Carden said he was happy with the way his team played, especially with a step up in competition.

“Everybody’s pumped up,” said Carden. “It was a really good win. The team really responded Saturday. They played mentally pretty daggone sharp as well as physically.”

After the Eagles drove into Wolfpack territory, Carden said the Wolfpack stiffened and forced a turnover on downs. That’s when Jordan Carlie went to work.

On a third-and-long, the Wolfpack ran a sweep and Carlie went for 65 yards, scoring the first of his three touchdowns. He would score on runs of 41 and 25 with James Schlegel running a quarterback sneak to account for the other touchdown.

“It was good we had Jordan (Carlie) because his speed definitely came into play,” said Carden. “After that we played good ball control offense and we did extremely well on defense.”

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Sports Calendar for Wednesday, November 19, 2014.

Latest News from Columbia County News-Times - Wed, 11/19/2014 12:19 AM

Baseball tourney

The Georgia Regents University Augusta Dugout Club is playing host to the Jaguar Baseball Golf Tournament at Forest Hills Golf Club on Friday at 9 a.m. Cost is $400 for a four-person team; $100-a-hole sponsorships are available. Call Matt Morrison at (706) 533-6875, Coach Rau at (706) 726-7917 or Clint Hardy at (706) 339-3661.

Track and field

Sports Academy South, Inc. will have registration for indoor track and field Thursday through Dec. 5. A parent meeting will be at 7 p.m. Thursday at Liberty Park Community Center in Grovetown. Registration is $45, training is $75 a month, meet entry fee is $5-$20 and uniform cost is $30. Practice starts Dec. 8. To register, call (706) 495-6663, e-mail samuellillyiv@yahoo.com or go to sportsacademysouth.com.

Holiday Camp

Sports Academy South, Inc. has youth day camp for the Thanksgiving holiday, from 8 a.m. to 5 p.m. Mondaythrough Wednesday. at Liberty Park Community Center in Grovetown for boys and girls 5 to 16 years of age. Early drop off is 7 a.m. Late pickup ends at 5:30. Cost is $25 per day for the first child and $20 per day for additional children. Call (706) 495-6663, e-mail samuellillyiv@yahoo.com or sign up at sportsacademysouth.com.

Baseball Camp

A-Team Winter Camp is from 1 to 4 p.m. every Sunday, Dec. 21 to Jan. 25, at Riverside Park for grades six to 12. Registration is $100 through Dec. 7, then $125. Prepare players for the middle/high school season. Contact Adrian McCladdie at prideathletics00@yahoo.com or (706) 288-8511.

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