Free-For-All Friday: Georgia high school football Week One scores, updates, photos and chat – LIVE!

Chat with the AJC's Michael Carvell

Chat live on Fridays with the AJC's Michael Carvell

It’s Week One of FRIDAY NIGHT HIGH SCHOOL FOOTBALL. Whenever possible on Friday nights, AJC high schools beat writer Michael Carvell will try to blog live and take your questions about high school football and related topics.

We are here to talk football, football and more football. Going to a game? Take the cellphone or PDA and let us know what’s going on at YOUR game. Got a score update, see a killer play or have a shout-out? Keep it clean and POST IT HERE. And SEND US YOUR GAME PHOTOS.

Here are the Week One games you can find stories and photos from on ajc.com…

Photos: M.L. King vs. Southwest DeKalb | Game story
Photos: Peachtree Ridge vs. Harrison | Game story
Photos: St. Pius vs. Marist | Game story
Photos:Collins Hill at Parkview | Game story | Feature: Parkview’s glory years past

And look for these Week One game stories on ajc.com…

Lovett vs. Woodward
Riverdale vs. North Clayton

SURPRISE! Extra game / fan photos especially for YOU (and you and you)…

Check out some game (and band) action from Cedar Grove-Stone Mountain. Also some cool fan photos from Harrison High, the St. Pius-Marist Fish Bowl and Collins Hill-Parkview tailgating. SEE THEM HERE.

Don’t forget to check out our roundups from around the metro area. Here’s what you’ll find…

Chamblee at Douglass
Lassiter at Sprayberry
Tift at Roswell
South Gwinnett at Norcross
Chattahoochee at Milton
Banneker at Westlake

Weekend topic: Who looks overrated / underrated after their Week One performance?

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VIKING DAD

August 28th, 2009
1:40 pm

The VIKING EXPRESS train begins to roll tonight. I thought this may be a rebuilding year, but it’s not. The Vikings just reloaded and are ready to take it all. The defense is the best they’ve had, and the offense is quicker even without Greg Reid. Hey Peachtree Ridge, hope you QB does not get hurt against Harrison. We want you to be 100% ready to play next Friday night. Come on down to the Concrete Palace. The Vikings will be ready for you

Football time finally

August 28th, 2009
1:42 pm

SWD will win because of their defense

Mach Diesel

August 28th, 2009
1:52 pm

SWD will WHOOP THAT TRICK because we owe MLK for even opening up in our neighborhood. LET’S GO PANTHERS!!!

swampjacket

August 28th, 2009
2:01 pm

How about something about Newnan-Lagrange??

bearblood

August 28th, 2009
2:14 pm

WHAT ABOUT GRIFFIN!!!!!!!!!!

AJC Sports

August 28th, 2009
2:31 pm

Hey, y’all – we just added photos from the M.L. King and SW DeKalb practices this past Wednesday up on the blog. GREAT shots of Mack Brown, Coach Jarvis, the Lions and Kendrun Malcome and the Panthers. And of course, we had to get the legendary Coach Godfrey in there, too.

AJC high schools writer Michael Carvell has said he’ll try to pop in tonight and do a little chatting. He’s covering MLK-SWD so he’ll be busy but we’ll see how it goes. If you have football-related questions for him, post them and maybe he can answer a couple later on.

George

August 28th, 2009
2:53 pm

Pleasantly surprised with Northside’s performance last night against Perry, in spite of the six fumbles. At least I know now that we have an outstanding running back, and a capable backup, along with a respectable quarterback (and backup) and offensive line. The defense and special teams were outstanding, with the exception of a bad snap on a punt. The placekickers were perfect. This team will be competive with any opponent.

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Michael Carvell

August 28th, 2009
4:29 pm

It will be interesting to see if the weather plays a big factor in tonight’s game. It’s 40-percent chance of rain across many areas of metro Atlanta, which could seriously hurt the passing teams.

slalom1

August 28th, 2009
5:01 pm

LaGrange vs. Newnan. Congrats to the Newnan Cougars. This was one whale of a good football game even if the officials were somewhat “flag-happy”. And, they were. The 2009 version of the Newnan Cougars may turn out to be even better than in 2008. FINAL SCORE: Newnan 26 LaGrange 15. Alexander Ogletree is 100% as good as advertised. Maybe better. The Newnan coaching staff found ways to make his presence felt on both sides of the ball. He is indeed “The Beast”. Another Cougar bound for greatness is Jamal Ransby. This kid could turn out to be the Greg Reid of 2009. The Newnan offense showed its inexperience with various miscues, but dominated the line of scrimmage and overall quickness. I was also proud of my Grangers. Obviously undersized, the Granger defense kept the game close and Joe Mansour was simply amazing. Field goals of 56, 44 and 37 yards. Also kicked 100% of his kick-offs into the end-zone. Granger LB Devon Smith will have an all state season. My prediction for Newnan is that once again the Cougars will enter the post season as undefeatd Region champs and will not give up 15 points to any other team in the regular season.The 2009 defense is as good as I have ever seen in GHS football and the offense, although not as polished as the 2008 team is quite possibly more talented. It was a good night for all.

AJC Sports

August 28th, 2009
5:20 pm

Michael — Speaking of Newnan, got any update on UGA commit Alec Ogletree’s twin brother Zander? Just wondering if you know if Zander’s gotten any more offers from schools.

And anyone who likes HS football, Cougars fan or otherwise, should check out the cool ‘first-person’ pieces the Ogletree brothers wrote for us a couple weeks ago. If you missed those, here are the links (but they’re on our HS index page).

Alec talks about Zander

Zander talks about Alec

Photos of the brothers at practice

Ogletrees’ mom hopes brothers play college ball together

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Juwander Simon

August 28th, 2009
5:28 pm

how about the South Atlanta Hornets

TrojanDude

August 28th, 2009
5:29 pm

Gettin’ ready to head out to Jardine Stadium to finally get a look at what kind of team Coffee is going to field during this “rebuilding” year. God I love this time of year. Ware County should be a pretty respectable test for the Trojans. A safe night to all the players and the fans on the road. Talk to ya’ll after the game.

AJC Sports

August 28th, 2009
5:32 pm

TrojanDude — Take some photos with your digital camera and send them to us, OK? We want to see the action between Coffee and Ware Co.! Be real cool if you’d serve as our in-game photographer. We do love the South Ga. football, even if we can’t always get down there to cover it.

newnancougarfanCHD

August 28th, 2009
5:52 pm

Savannah State used to come visit him a lot before FSU offered him but if he has a successful season this year UGA is supposed to offer him.

WarEagle

August 28th, 2009
6:22 pm

Marist about to steamroll St. Pius…again…on its way to another run to the state playoffs…again.

AJC Sports

August 28th, 2009
6:59 pm

Talked with Michael Carvell about 30 minutes ago. He was en route to MLK-SWD game and said he’ll do his best to chat in here tonight for a little bit. Obviously, it can be tough to get wi-fi in those HS stadium press boxes and hopefully the weather will hold up so he can patch in at some point.

Any particular Class of 2010 recruits y’all are keeping a close eye on this season? Or did the Super 11 early commit-fest kind of kill your enthusiasm about that sort of thing? (If you’re into it in the first place…)

Michael Carvell

August 28th, 2009
7:36 pm

One of the longest lines I’ve ever seen at DeKalb Memorial Stadium for MLK/SWD. This is how high school football should be.

billy

August 28th, 2009
8:11 pm

where is the scoreboard

Doug Astro

August 28th, 2009
8:14 pm

I’m at work. What’s happening Michael? Kickoff yet?

AJC Sports

August 28th, 2009
8:18 pm

Billy – Had some problems with scoreboard, sorry to say. We’re trying to fix that and have it back up next week. But you can get all the scores from Week 1 right here.

Tech82

August 28th, 2009
8:58 pm

Anyone got a score from the St. Pius/Marist game?

Recruitnik

August 28th, 2009
9:04 pm

Hey any updates from SWD and MLK? How is Da’rick Rogers doing against Dalton? I heard he was having an awesome game.

Michael Carvell

August 28th, 2009
9:04 pm

MLK 6, SWD 3 at half. Not much out of Malcombe or Mack Brown as both defenses are keying on them

Recruitnik

August 28th, 2009
9:10 pm

Michael,
BTW great to talk with you. Keep twittering man. :) How is TJ Stripling doing?

michael

August 28th, 2009
9:22 pm

anybody know the score of mlk and swd?

Doug Astro

August 28th, 2009
9:22 pm

Hey thanks Michael. Great Job. How’s it looking now? Should be about over. MLK still in the lead?

michael

August 28th, 2009
9:22 pm

Michael Carvell

August 28th, 2009
9:23 pm

Mack w 9 carries for 31 yards, while Malcome with 11 for 36 in first half.

Darren

August 28th, 2009
9:25 pm

Is the SWD/MLK game still 6-3?

paul

August 28th, 2009
9:29 pm

whats the tri cities and creekside score

Tech82

August 28th, 2009
9:31 pm

St. Pius 21 – Marist 3 beginning of fourth quarter. Webcast for this game can be found at

http://spx.org/webcast/index.htm?fuseaction=usrbrd&broadcasterid=406

R John

August 28th, 2009
9:33 pm

Half a dozen games covered? Lo, how the mighty have fallen.

Also, there’s not much sense in listing the kickoff times if they all say 7:30 p.m. Many games kick off at 8. Tomorrow’s schedule lists both the North Gwinnett and Central Gwinnett games as kicking off at 7:30, which would be an impressive feat given they’re both being played at North Gwinnett.

Susan Phillips

August 28th, 2009
9:36 pm

Anyone know the Lassiter score?

p ridge

August 28th, 2009
9:39 pm

anyone know p ridge harrison score?

Recruitnik

August 28th, 2009
9:40 pm

p ridge last i heard peachtree was up by 14.

p ridge

August 28th, 2009
9:42 pm

p ridge

August 28th, 2009
9:47 pm

P ridge- 35. Harrison-13

Darren

August 28th, 2009
9:50 pm

Can someone please post the SWD/MLK score? I heard SWD’s starting qb got hurt on the first play of the game…

TXDawg (from Decatur to Mansfield, TX)

August 28th, 2009
9:54 pm

St. Pius just scored again on Marist…..WTF!!

lawdawg

August 28th, 2009
9:54 pm

SWD 9 MLK – 13.

T- Dawg

August 28th, 2009
9:55 pm

What’s the score with SWD vs ML KING

Tim

August 28th, 2009
9:55 pm

Sprayberry 7, Lassiter 0 – End of 3rd Qtr.

Tech82

August 28th, 2009
9:55 pm

St. Pius 28 – Marist 3 with 0:36 remaining. This is the first time in 35 years St. Pius has won two in a row in this series.

TXDawg (from Decatur to Mansfield, TX)

August 28th, 2009
9:55 pm

Thanks TECH82 for the link…..it’s not SWD/MLK but it’s football.

Final St. Pius 28 Marist 3…….WOWZERS!!!

Michael Carvell

August 28th, 2009
9:56 pm

Marques Dixon 85 kickoff return for SWD, which trails 13-9 at end of 3Q

Darren

August 28th, 2009
9:56 pm

Seem like St. Pius has Mairst’s number as of late just like Marist has ours (SWD) LOL

TXDawg (from Decatur to Mansfield, TX)

August 28th, 2009
9:58 pm

Did they miss the Xtra point Michael?

Lion Fan

August 28th, 2009
9:58 pm

Pius 28 – Marist 3