Posted: 9:30 am Saturday, August 30th, 2014

Creekside, Gainesville fall, but Ware picks up big win 

By Chip Saye

Here’s a recap of the big stories in Class AAAAA from Week 2:

*No. 1 Creekside falls: Defending state champion and No. 1-ranked Creekside had its 16-game winning streak come to an end when a late rally fell short in a 21-20 loss to Fairburn rival Hughes, the seventh-ranked team in Class AAAAAA. Creekside trailed 21-0 late in the third quarter but got two touchdowns from Julian Gibbs and one by Bricen Terry to cut the lead to 21-20. The Seminoles missed their last extra-point attempt with about two minutes remaining when they had to try a 35-yard kick after an unsportsmanlike conduct penalty. Creekside was playing without Super 11 receiver Jayson Stanley (committed to Georgia), who will miss the rest of the season after suffering an ACL tear.

*It’s tough without Watson: Gainesville averaged 46 points per game over the past two seasons and won a state championship while Deshaun Watson was breaking the state’s career passing record. But Watson’s a freshman at Clemson now. The post-Watson era began on Friday with a 39-0 loss to Class AAAAAA Grayson. New Gainesville quarterback Mikey Gonzalez was 26-for-33 for 146 yards with two interceptions, one of which was returned for a touchdown. It marked the first time Gainesville had been shut out since a 49-0 loss to Buford to open the 2011 season.

*Big plays propel Gators: Ware County trailed 7-3 with less than six minutes to play before breaking the game open and beating Manatee (Fla.) 23-7 in the opener of the South Georgia Classic Doubleheader at Lowndes. Ware County took the lead on a 56-yard pass from Xavier Hollman to Quayshawn Taylor with 5:07 remaining, and Sammy Burley returned two interceptions for touchdowns to put the game away, according to a report by the Sarasota Herald-Tribune. Manatee had won 29 consecutive regular-season games.

*Life is good at Cambridge, at least for now: Cambridge, the third-year program from Milton, improved to 2-0 for the first time in the school’s short history with a 42-12 victory against Chapel Hill. The Bears were 4-16 in their first two seasons. But it gets tougher from here. After taking next weekend off, Cambridge will travel to Rome before visiting sixth-ranked Kell on the road to open play in Region 7-AAAAA Division B. Kell beat the Bears 49-6 in the region play-in game last season.

*Ready to play somebody else: LaGrange probably has seen enough of its neighbors. The Grangers, who moved up from Class AAAA this season, fell to 0-2 this season against county rivals when they lost to Troup 36-14. It was LaGrange’s most-lopsided loss in the history of the series, which LaGrange leads 19-8 despite losing four of the past five. In the opener last weekend, LaGrange lost to Callaway for the first time in three all-time meetings.

11 comments
JABAJC
JABAJC

My JAGS are off this week, looking for a good local game to go to.



GO STEPHENSON JAGUARS IN 2014, QUIT PLAYING AROUND, THIS IS YOUR YEAR......


BCW1
BCW1

Gainesville needs to stop talking about post DW and move on. He was a special  talent but he is GONE!!

RealTalk74
RealTalk74

Stephenson looked a lot better than Hoover did against Miami Central.  Tucker should be at least 2-1

UncleJunior8
UncleJunior8

Hey JABAJC,

I'll be your huckleberyy!  I must admit I was truly disappointed with M.L.K.  I seen something I never thought I would see at M.L.K.  However, I talked to one of the new coaches and we agreed about current circumstances.  Basically,  this team will have to be built from scratch.  So it will take some time.  I seen a couple of postitives on defense but not enough to make a difference.  King will be back, but this may take some time.  Damage has been done.


Now.  I did like what I seen from the Jags.  The defense gave Miami fits.  Great defense.  If they can get some effective playcalling. . . . .sky is the limit.  Very impressed with the defense.   DT goes out injured and looky, looky who comes in. . . . . #33.  I wanted to hear the comments the Miami O linemen was saying when Aaron came in there and was just as disruptive as the starter (Sophomore).  Anyway. . . . .best of luck to you guys and I cringe when I think of the day the Lions have to play the Jags.

Kell Dad
Kell Dad

Looks like ole Chippy still not lovin on Kell.  Don't know what the issue is but maybe we need a new AAAAA reporter.  No matter how the team does we get nothing from this man.  Semi Finals last year and consistent performance in Region and Nothing.  But then again he works for a rag like AJC.  Guess that behavior is expected.  

THE CANNON RULES
THE CANNON RULES

So here we are at Week #3...In Week 1 EAST went to ALLATOONA and lost 27 / 21 to a hungry and aggressive TOONA team.  EAST didn't really show up until the 3rd qtr and still had a chance to win the game midway thru the 4th but it was not to be.  Meanwhile NORTH was ALL OVER CREEKVIEW winning 55 / 20!


So last Friday had NORTH coming into "THE BONEYARD" against the RAIDERS and with the Defense in the ALLATOONA game not tackling, getting pushed around all night, forgetting to look back at the ball while covering passes...we didn't know what to expect.  NORTH can score and SCORE QUICK!  To their credit EAST seemed to learn from the ALLATOONA game and was in the backfield harassing the NORTH QB all night.  They pushed the NORTH line good and stopped the run for the most part.  The pass coverage still needs work as the coverage was still not watching the ball ONLY the receiver... 


The final result was a surprising EAST 42 / NORTH 10...GOOD job RAIDERS!  Also "THE BONEYARD" was packed & rocking on both sides as the county rivalry continues in good spirit in spite of NORTH moving up to 6 A...


ALLATOONA meanwhile went to VILLA RICA and won 41 / 22...so they now sit at the top of the Region with 2 wins...EAST has an off week this week BUT NORTH visits ALLATOONA in what should be a good game.  Questions remain...Is ALLATOONA this good?, Did NORTH just have an off week?, just two weeks into the season and EAST has to keep winning and hope for not one but TWO Region losses by ALLATOONA!


TICK...TICK...TICK...BOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOM!!!


GO RAIDERS!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!

JABAJC
JABAJC

@ Mighty Lion King, for MLK.  Where you at "MAN", I'm looking for you on every blog .....?????  Come out from hiding man.  I want to play?

JABAJC
JABAJC

Stephenson should have beat Miami Central, The final score was MC 21 - Jags 20; they missed two PAT's and really had no problem moving the ball on the #4 team in the country and Florida's reigning state champion in their highest classification. The Jags made a critical fumble inside the 10 yd line which lead to a MC touchdown.  My prediction was that Stephenson and Marist wins.  I will be anything but shocked if they are not ranked no. 1 in the polls... 


GO STEPHENSON JAGUARS IN 2014, QUIT PLAYING AROUND, THIS IS YOUR YEAR......

FridayNightLightsFan
FridayNightLightsFan

What a difference a week makes. The East Paulding team that was on the field last week was awful. Although it was really special teams that lost the game for them against Allatoona (miss handled punt equaled 7 points, and just watching a short kick hit the ground, letting them just land on it untouched equaled 7 points ).This week’s team showed up to play. Every Friday night we’ll be hoping Dr. Jekyll keeps Mr. Hyde put away. I said last week this is a young team so I expect to see some of Hyde but if we keep it to a minimum the team that was on the field last night should do well.


Good luck to Realistic_Fan and North Paulding at Allatoona next week.  Have fun in AAAAAA this year.

JABAJC
JABAJC

@UncleJunior8 Yes!  my friend, MLK has always been my #2 favorite until we meet square up!  I'm pulling for the Lions and looking forward for them to take back that Dekalb County pride they once had.  MLK has good athletes and a good community to continue to breed quality athletes both on and off the field...