- 11:06 pm Friday, October 31st, 2014 by robhadd
By Robert Haddocks
Archer rallied from an early deficit and scored 24 unanswered points to stun previously undefeated Dacula, 24-10. The Tigers chipped away on offense and their defense forced four second-half turnovers to trip up No. 2 Dacula.
“They jumped out to a 10-0 lead on us, but our kids never batted an eye,” said Archer head coach Andy Dyer.
With the win, Archer (6-3, 6-1) forces a three-way tie (with Dacula and Grayson) in Region 8-AAAAAA. Archer plays Brookwood next Friday while Dacula (8-1, 6-1) hosts Parkview. Grayson is off. If Archer and Dacula win, the region title will be decided [More]
- 10:52 pm Friday, October 31st, 2014 by Glennis Curry
Tucker dominated Lovejoy and eased to a 27-12 win Friday night in what served as the Region 2-AAAAAA title game.
The Tigers defense spoiled senior night for over 30 Wildcats and ended a streak of 36 consecutive region wins for Lovejoy, dating back to when the teams competed in Class AAAA.
The tenth-ranked Tigers also got 140 yards rushing and two touchdowns from running back Delvin Weems, who recently committed to play college football at Marshall. His 71-yard run on the first play of the second half put Tucker up 21-0 and left the chilly crowd at Twelve Oaks Stadium stunned.
Tucker set [More]
- 11:19 pm Friday, October 24th, 2014 by robhadd
By Robert Haddocks
Johnathon Hawkins ran for four touchdowns and Mill Creek – behind its monstrous offensive line – rolled up more than 300 yards rushing as the Hawks carried out their week-long message and pounded Collins Hill 51-7.
Pitting two of the top teams in Region 7-AAAAAA, the game was billed as matchup between Mill Creek’s line that averages 6-3 and 290 pounds and Collins Hill’s strength, its stout defensive line. But in the trenches, it was a quick knockout for Hawks, who scored on their first four possessions to take a 23-0 halftime lead. Coming off of their bye, Hawkins [More]
- 11:16 pm Friday, October 17th, 2014 by Todd Holcomb
Camden County was 5-0 and ranked No. 2 when the month began. Now – after three straight heart-breaking losses – the Wildcats must beat both Lee County and No. 1-ranked Colquitt County in their final two regular-season games or miss the playoffs for the first time since 1988.
Camden’s 37-34 loss to Tift was the third time in three weeks that Camden has lost by six points or less. The others were to Valdosta (7-1, 2-1) and Lowndes (6-2, 1-2).
What really wrecked Camden’s ship Friday was Lee County’s 42-30 victory over Lowndes. That means Camden can’t catch Lee County (6-1, [More]
- 11:12 pm Friday, October 17th, 2014 by robhadd
Grayson relied on a familiar recipe – a steady dose of Camryn Brent and a stifling defense – to roll to another victory, a 28-0 win over Central Gwinnett.
The Rams, 8-0, 6-0 in Region 8-AAAAAA, fed the ball to Brent 30 times for 153 yards and a touchdown and the defense notched its third shutout of the season. Brent carried on 11 of the Rams’ first 12 plays, including a two-yard touchdown that gave them a 7-0 lead. Grayson coach Mickey Conn said when a back gets hot, give him the ball. Running to the left, Brent ripped off [More]
- 10:50 pm Friday, October 17th, 2014 by Glennis Curry
No. 6 Langston Hughes remained atop the Region 3-AAAAAA race Friday with a 20-13 win over South Cobb in the first meeting between the schools.
Visiting Hughes controlled the clock and contained Eagles’ senior quarterback Kylil Carter, who had averaged over 430 yards of offense per game. The Panthers’ pass rush, led by first-team all-state defensive end D’Andre Walker and Keevin Holt, applied pressure throughout and forced several holding penalties against the Eagles’ offensive line.
The defensive aggression produced several personal fouls keeping South Cobb in the contest, and the Eagles fought back behind two fourth-quarter scoring drives to pull within 20-13 with just [More]
- 11:41 pm Friday, October 10th, 2014 by robhadd
By Robert Haddocks
A humbling loss and a matchup against a cross-town rival was all North Gwinnett needed to return to its familiar form.
The Bulldogs got back on track with a thorough 51-24 win over Peachtree Ridge. Tied 24-24 at halftime, the Bulldogs beat down the Lions by scoring on all five second-half possessions before running out the clock. Quarterback John Urzua threw for four touchdowns in three quarters of action, two each to Josh Imatorbhebhe and Almonzo Brown.
The Bulldogs, who have scored more than 50 points in two of the last three weeks, improve to 5-2, 3-1 in Region 7-AAAAAA. [More]
- 10:57 am Thursday, October 2nd, 2014 by Todd Holcomb
As Walton got word Thursday that it must forfeit three victories, first-year head coach Mo Dixon said that any rules violation was unintentional and that he was confident that his team could recover and make the playoffs.
Walton this week self-reported the use of a ineligible player who had transferred without making a legal change of residence into the Walton school district.
The GHSA on Thursday reversed Walton’s victories over a Region 5-AAAAAA rival Lassiter and non-region victories over South Gwinnett and Marietta. Walton’s region victory over Wheeler last week will stand because the player, who is no longer a student at [More]