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Houston County, Northside take over first place in wild Region 2-AAAAA

  • 8:45 am Saturday, October 18th, 2014 by Chip Saye

The playoff picture in Region 2-AAAAA is beginning to clear up after two days of games matching the four first-place teams at McConnell-Talbert Stadium in Warner Robins.

Houston County (6-1, 5-1) took the first step with a surprisingly easy 45-15 victory Thursday against Jones County.

Northside-Warner Robins (6-1, 5-1) joined the Bears at the top of the region with a 24-21 win Friday against Warner Robins in a victory that wasn’t secure until Tae Daley’s interception with 30 seconds remaining. The Eagles’ Willie Jordan rushed for 249 yards and a touchdown on 34 carries, according to the Macon Telegraph.

Houston County and Northside [More]

Last-minute kick saves Oconee … Big wins for Jefferson, Peach … BT wins subregion

  • 8:41 am Saturday, October 18th, 2014 by Stan Awtrey

Oconee County got a last-second 46-yard field goal from Mehran Ahmadipour to beat Morgan County 33-31 and keep its dreams of an undefeated season alive.

Morgan had taken a one-point lead on a 45-yard field goal with 40 seconds left. But Oconee County (7-0) rushed downfield behind a pair of completions from quarterback Zeb Noland, one to Roques Dowdy, the other to Andrew Shuford, and sent Ahmadipour onto the field for the do-or-die kick.

BT nails down subregion title

Blessed Trinity’s Pat Jasinski is better known by his skills at linebacker. That’s what helped him nail down a scholarship with Central Florida. But [More]

Class A Blog: No. 2 Marion outlasts No. 5 Hawkinsville; No. 8 Tattnall Square stays unbeaten; Mt. Pisgah bounces back

  • 5:56 am Saturday, October 18th, 2014 by S. Thomas Coleman

Marion County edges Hawkinsville
No. 2 Marion County (7-0, 5-0 in Region 4) claimed a 13-6 win over No. 5 Hawkinsville (7-1, 5-1) in a defensive slugfest that may have been a preview of the public school state title game in two months.  The Hawkinsville defense that had been yielding less than a touchdown a game held the defending state champions to just 200 yards total offense, according to the Columbus Ledger-Enquirer, and bottled up the Eagles’ two main offensive weapons – junior receiver Lorenzo Smothers and senior running back Johnny Royal.  But Smothers served as an effective decoy on Marion [More]

AA recap: Playoff pictures clearing with wins by Vidalia, Fitzgerald, Rabun County

  • 1:20 am Saturday, October 18th, 2014 by Brent Holloway

The game lived up to its billing and Vidalia lived up to its ranking. The No. 2 Indians held off No. 4 Benedictine and took over sole possession of first place in Region 2-AA with a 35-28 win.

Vidalia (7-0, 4-0) entered on a four-game shutout streak and its opportunistic defense played more than a passing role Friday night. The Indians forced three turnovers against one of the state’s most prolific offenses, including two in the second half that helped seal the win.

The first set up one of Devin Johnson’s three touchdowns and put Vidalia ahead, 28-21, late in the third [More]

Friday football scores

  • 12:24 am Saturday, October 18th, 2014 by AJC Sports

Adairsville 55, Lakeview-Fort Ogelthrope 0

Alexander 49, Villa Rica 27

Allatoona 35, Hiram 21

Alpharetta 56, Chattahoochee 7

Archer 52, Shiloh 7

Athens Christian 35, George Walton Academy 7

Bacon County 40, Jeff Davis 14

Bainbridge 45, Dougherty 16

Baldwin 20, West Laurens 12

Banks County 49, Lumpkin County 46

Blessed Trinity 23, Westminster 11

Bowdon 40, Temple 12

Brantley County 28, Tattnall County 7

Bremen 36, Chattahoochee County 31

Brookstone 52, Central, Talbotton 14

Bryan County 51, McIntosh Co. Academy 26

Buford 51, Monroe Area 12

Cairo 36, Thomas County Central 13

Callaway 51, Rockmart 14

Calvary Day 49, Portal 0

Cambridge 64, North Springs 7

Carrollton 21, Whitewater 20

Cartersville 44, Northwest Whitfield 3

Carver, Columbus 32, Shaw 16

Cedar Grove 42, [More]

Drew 40, Mundy’s Mill 28

  • 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]

AAAAAA blog: Camden County’s 25-year playoff streak now on life support

  • 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]

Grayson 28 Central Gwinnett 0

  • 11:12 pm Friday, October 17th, 2014 by robhadd

Robert Haddocks

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]

Milton 20, Walton 17

  • 10:54 pm Friday, October 17th, 2014 by Chip Saye

Ethan Suda kicked a 36-yard field goal with 1:05 to play as Milton rallied from a 17-3 third-quarter deficit Friday and beat Walton 20-17.

Milton’s Obe Fortune set up the winning points with an interception that gave the Eagles the ball at the Walton 27 with 2:07 to play. Milton had tied the game just three plays earlier.

The victory allowed Milton (6-1, 4-1) to retain a share of first place in Region 5-AAAAAA. Walton fell to 2-6 overall and 2-4 in the region, although the Raiders still hold out hope of reaching the playoffs if they win their remaining games against [More]

Langston Hughes 20, South Cobb 13

  • 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]

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