- 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]
- 11:06 pm Friday, September 26th, 2014 by robhadd
By Robert Haddocks
Bijan Sirleaf scored two touchdowns and anchored a stingy defense that shut down Shiloh and led Dacula to a 28-6 win.
Sirleaf bulled his way in to the end zone and caught a touchdown pass. But the burly defensive tackle made his biggest impact on the line, crashing into the Generals’ backfield. Dacula stopped 10 plays for negative yardage, led by Sirleaf, 5-7, 240, and the active Jakob Brashear, who hunted down ball carriers all over the field.
“I thought the defense played excellent,” said coach Tommy Jones whose Falcons improved to 5-0, 3-0 in Class AAAAAA Region 8. “We [More]
- 11:11 pm Friday, September 19th, 2014 by robhadd
By Robert Haddocks
Eric Forrest threw for 402 yards and two touchdowns and Central Gwinnett’s defense shut down Shiloh as the Black Knights romped in a 44-0 victory.
Forrest spread the ball to his fleet of receivers, led by Major Bellamy who caught both touchdowns, including a 68-yarder. His catch and run gave Central a 14-0 first-quarter lead as the Black Knights cruised to a 28-0 halftime lead. Forrest finished the first half with more than 300 yards passing, playing pitch-and-catch with Bellamy, Azaviar Kufour, Sam Westmoreland and others. The senior quarterback completed 24 of 35 passes on the night.
Central Gwinnett coach [More]
- 1:09 am Saturday, September 13th, 2014 by robhadd
With the game on the line, Grayson made a goal line stand and held on for a 14-10 win over Archer.
After a 67-yard completion, Archer lined up inside the Rams’ two-yard line. But as seconds ticked away Grayson, led by Justin Young, Mykelle McDaniel and Chris Martin, stuffed four consecutive runs. Archer quarterback Gabe Tiller tried to sneak in the last two, but he was met by a wall of defenders.
“The finish was incredible,” said Grayson coach Mickey Conn, whose Rams improved to 3-0, 1-0 in Region 8-AAAAAA. “What they did was unbelievable. It was a great win for [More]