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Lilly’s Losers

October 4th, 2017

Hall County High School Football

Last week East Hall continued to prove they are the overlords of region 7 AAA with a thrashing of Union County. The fighting felines of Lakeview lost a heartbreaker down in Athens to the altar boys of Athens Christian. Th Sky Blues of Johnson battled hard once again, but they were forced out of the Walnut Grove kingdom with a loss. The soaring Falcons of Flowery Branch beat a tough Cedar Shoals team, and Coach Hall has his boys blooming at the right time of the season. Dawson County did prove to be too Awesome for the North Nation, and the Reds of Gainesville were proven to be too unsophisticated for the Posh Marist School.


Posted by Buttermilk:

Flowery Branch Vs. Walnut Grove
The Hunting birds will look to protect the home nest from the fighting men of, where in the world is, Loganville. Coach Hall’s men are soaring this year, and I don’t think they will slow down against Walnut Grove. The cast of falcons will role.

Lilly’s Loser- Walnut Groove

Gainesville VS. Habersham Central
Big Red is struggling this year, and they will need to defend City Park from the marauding blue and orange coming down Hwy 365. The county with just one school will be big game hunters when they cross the county line, and they will find and take down the wrinkled beasts of Gainsville.

Lilly’s Loser- Gainesville.

East Hall VS. Great Atlanta Christian
The men with fur and horns will use a threshing oar to sail down to play the holy school in Norcross. The team in red and yellow will not be preaching or saving souls on Friday night, so the Vikings will be turned into Viqueens after this holy battle. In a close one:

Lilly’s Loser- East Hall.


Lakeview VS. Prince Avenue Christain
The Lime Stone Parkway academy will get a visit by the other holy school down in, God’s country, Prince Avenue of Athens. The hungry cats will not be impressed that the Wolverines school is on a royal road, and Gruhn’s pride will be ready to rumble.However, the skunk bears will have gone to church and will stand in good with the man upstairs.

Lilly’s Loser- Lakeview.


West Hall VS. Chestatee
The best game of the week will be down in Oakwood where Lotti’s Lads will try to scorch the high-flying Sardis warbirds. Both of these teams have been playing great football, and will want to win this crucial region 7 AAAA game. The birds will be ready for the heat, but Thermopylae will not be a sanctuary on Friday night.

Lilly’s Loser- Chestatee.


Buford VS. Johson
Hate to do this! But this is a battle that will be over when Buford leaves Gwinnett County.

Lilly’s Loser- Johnson.


North Hall VS. Lumpkin County
The North Nation has a border problem every year with the tribe from Lumpkin. Both teams will think they can win this game. However, the Men of Summer will be back one more time to take down the purple squaws. The Hall County border will be safe after this game.

Lilly’s Loser- Lumpkin County.


College Football

How about them Dawgs. There was very little Rocky Top being played at Neyland! The shout boys of A&M put one on the loud birds of Carolina, and Washington State with their best interview ever coach beat the men of Troy from USC. Clemson went into Va Tech and had a bird roast on the road, and the bumblebees of GA Tech stung the goats of UNC.


Posted by the Jungle Cat:

Alabama at Texas A&M

Darth Saban & his Evil Empire of pigskin plunderers visit College Station Saturday night to visit Kevin Sumlin and his legion of Aggies. The Tide and Aggies have a kinship in that A&M sent Bear Bryant and Gene Stallings to T-Town and in turn, the Tide reciprocated by offering Jackie Sherrill to A&M.

The tuskers from Tuscaloosa lead the all-time series with the Aggies only wins coming against the Tide in the 1969 Cotton Bowl and when “Johnny Football” was romping up and down Kyle Field.

The Pachyderms are undefeated and got their dander up a couple of weeks ago when the deckhands from Vanderbilt called them out. Since then, Darth Saban’s team has hung up 125 on two opponents and surrendered but a field goal. As Uncle Percy use to say, “Don’t wake up a sleeping dog.” In this case, a sleeping elephant. Look for more of the same from the Evil Empire.

Lilly’s Loser-Texas A&M.

Ole Miss at Auburn

Since losing to their country cousin, Clemson, in the second tilt of the year, Gus Malzahn has regrouped. The Plainsmen, aka Tigers, aka War Eagles have dismissed two players and have gone undefeated. Football tutor Malzahn put the training wheels back on signal caller Jarrard Stidham’s bicycle, and the hyperactivated offense is clicking. Defensive guru Kevin Steel has the defense playing with an attitude.

Meanwhile, at the home away from home for the NCAA, Oxford, Mississippi, the Johnny Rebs, aka Bears, are looking to get the Hottie Tottie back on track. Losses on the Road to Cal and the Evil Empire showed that Football Professor Matt Luke has more problems than a Swiss cheese submarine captain. Quarterback Shea Patterson has talent, but the number 20 on his jersey is a big target for Malzahn’s stop too

Lilly Loser-Mississippi.


Posted by the Bookkeeper:

Michigan VS. Michigan State

There will be a civil war in Ann Arbor this weekend as Michigan hosts Michigan State at the big house. Jim Harbaugh’s forest weasels line up a #1 ranked defense against an unranked Spartan offense led by QB Brian “White Lightning” Lewerke. Last year the Tacoma tosser speared two touchdowns in a late surge against the Wolverines so you can expect the sandal army to come out throwing but don’t be surprised if all they catch is the early bus home, leaving the Paul Bunyan trophy behind.

Lilly’s Loser by a catch and a kick- Michigan State.


Posted by A. D. Winston:

Georgia VS. Vanderbilt

The undefeated Hedge Hounds from the Classic City head up to bite the nerds from Nashville in what should be a blowout. The Dawgs look to slam the “Dore” on Vandy and put the anchor boys on a leash as Saban’s men did. The freshman puppy QB should continue to show dominance and drive the Commodores defense into the ground and air.

Lilly’s Loser- Vanderbilt.


Posted by the Presbyterian Padre:

Clemson vs. Wake Forest

Those pesky deacons from Winston-Salem gave the Florida State scalpers all they wanted and more last Saturday. The boys from Tallahassee were lucky to ride out of BB&T field with a victory. No such luck will be needed this week for Dabo’s Tigers at Homecoming. Clemson is riding high off of record-setting month with 3 wins over Top-15 teams en route to a 5-0 start. Expect the Demon Deacs to come out swinging before the Tigers call them to repentance at the Death Valley tent revival.

Lilly’s Losers- Wake Forest.


Florida State vs. Miami

The War Indians from Tallahassee own serious bragging rights against the men from Miami recently. The Cans have been more of a tropical storm than a hurricane over the last decade, with FSU winning the last 7. But 2017 is a different year, as Mark Richt has returned home to Coral Gables and has his guys playing old school U ball. The Hurricanes will leave a trail of tears and destruction in Tallahassee this time around.

Lilly’s Losers-FSU.


Lilly’s Losers is in honor of Leonard Postero who created the original Leonard’s Losers. Many fans, to this day, love the wit and humor of his football prognostications.
These musing are just for fun during the high school and NCAA football seasons.
Also, we will miss our friend Shaw Carter. He was a better man than all of us!
The team:
Buttermilk- John N. Lilly III (UGA)
Jungle Cat- JC Smith (Alabama)
The Bookkeeper- Rusty Hopkins (West Bromwich Albion)
Presbyterian Padre- Pastor Stacey Cox (Clemson)
A. D. Winston (Gainesville High School)


Raymond James is not affiliated with Hall County High School Football, NCAA Football, the NFL, ESPN, or any of the teams named herein. Opinions expressed are those of the authors and are not necessarily those of Raymond James.


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