- 12:20 am Saturday, October 18th, 2014 by S. Thomas Coleman
In a game where both teams came in averaging 40 points per game, not much defense was expected in Friday night’s Drew-Mundy’s Mill match up. The offenses didn’t disappoint in the first half.
But the Drew defense showed up in the second half, and with the help of some mistakes by Mundy’s Mill the Titans pitched a shutout in the final two quarters en route to a 40-28 win at Twelve Oaks Stadium in Lovejoy. The win put Drew (6-2, 6-0 in Region 4AAAAA-Division A) in the driver’s seat for the sub-region title and a home game in the first round [More]
- 1:33 am Saturday, October 4th, 2014 by S. Thomas Coleman
- 10:48 pm Friday, October 3rd, 2014 by Glennis Curry
Creekside’s starting offensive line walked behind as their teammates entered the field before the Seminoles’ Region 6-AAAAA tilt with Mays. That massive group led the rest of the way however, besting the Raiders’ defensive line in a 13-7 tug-of-war Friday night.
Behind homecoming king Marquell Harrell and several other major college prospects, Bricen Terry ran for 176 yards on 40 carries and gave Creekside (5-1, 3-0 in Region 6-AAAAA) a leg up in the region championship race. Mays held tight and drove inside the Creekside 30 with less than two minutes to play before quarterback Asahnia Aderhold missed on consecutive passes [More]
- 11:04 pm Friday, September 19th, 2014 by S. Thomas Coleman
As a journalist made his way to the press box before Creekside took the field against visiting Stephenson, a Seminole fan shouted, “Where’s the write up on Bricen Terry? He’s the best back in the state.”
The fan might be right.
The 5-9, 210-pound senior slashed and rumbled his way to 208 yards on 29 carries, including a 3-yard touchdown run late, to lead the Seminoles (4-1, 1-0 in Region 6-AAAAA), ranked No. 4, to a 28-14 win over No. 3 Stephenson (2-2, 0-1).
Terry got a major assist from his offensive line, led by bookend tackles Deandre Ford and Marquel Harrell. They, [More]
- 11:03 pm Friday, August 29th, 2014 by S. Thomas Coleman
In the end, Creekside’s talent, smart coaching and heart of a champion could not overcome an uncharacteristically undisciplined performance.
Neighborhood rival Langston Hughes (2-0) – a squad with just as much talent, ranked No. 7 in Class AAAAAA – used a stingy defense and opportune offense to build a 21-0 lead and then withstood a furious rally by Creekside to claim a 21-20 win in the Panther Pit at Langston Hughes Stadium in Fairburn.
Trailing 21-0 late in the third quarter, Creekside (1-1), the defending Class AAAAA champions, ranked No. 1 this week, began its comeback. With the offense clearly missing AJC/GHSFD [More]
- 5:43 pm Tuesday, July 22nd, 2014 by S. Thomas Coleman
Six Georgia track athletes have been selected American Family Insurance/USA Today All Americans, with four receiving first team honors.
For the boys team, recent Our Lady of Mercy graduate Christian Coleman, St. Pius grad Daniel Haugh and Pace Academy alum Kenny Selmon were all selected to the first team. For the girls team, Rockdale County rising sophomore Candace Hill made the first team, while Miller Grove graduate Tiffany Flynn and Forest Park rising senior Bria Matthews earned second team honors.
Coleman, a Tennessee signee, was among five first-team sprinters selected by USA Today. His top times this season are 10.29 seconds in [More]
- 7:39 pm Tuesday, May 27th, 2014 by S. Thomas Coleman
With his team down 4-3 in the bottom of the fourth inning in Game 3 of the Class AAAAA State Final Series, bases loaded, two out, three-two count and fans from both sides of the stadium going berserk, Houston County centerfielder Hunt Smith stepped out of the batter’s box and looked like the Bear that ate the canary.
He stepped back in a hammered the next pitch high and deep over the scoreboard in right field. The grand slam, which he celebrated with a 10-foot-high bat flip, provided the margin of victory for Houston County, as the Bears held off an [More]
- 11:14 pm Monday, May 26th, 2014 by S. Thomas Coleman
Whitewater and Houston County split the first two games of the Class AAAAA Final series, with each team winning in its last at-bat, and will play a deciding Game 3, Tuesday afternoon (2 p.m.) in Fayetteville.
In Game 2, Houston County staved off elimination, rallying from a 6-0 deficit to claim an 8-7 win in the bottom of the ninth inning.
Whitewater jumped out to a 6-0 lead on the strength of a five-run second inning. The Wildcats took advantage of a walk and an error in the inning, but also got five hits, including a two-run double by freshman Tyler Doanes [More]