Southwest DeKalb RB Ken Malcome has statement game in win over Marist

Southwest DeKalb’s Ken Malcome, who is committed to Georgia, made his case for the state’s best running back in the 21-7 win over Marist on Friday.
Despite sitting out the fourth quarter with leg cramps, Malcome finished with 22 carries for 182 yards and one touchdown for Southwest (7-1), which is ranked No. 3 in Class AAAA.
It was a signature moment for Malcome, who has often played in the shadows of one of his best friends from childhood, Florida-bound Mack Brown of M.L. King. Malcome scored Southwest’s first touchdown on a blazing 74-yard run in the first quarter, and he set up the second one by carrying 9 out of 13 plays on a game-winning drive to open the second half.
“This is a big win for our program,” said Southwest defensive end T.J. Stripling, who is also committed to Georgia. “Marist always has a great team, and they’ve gotten the best of us the last couple of years. If we’re going to compete for the state championship, then we needed this win. And we got it.”
No. 5 Marist (6-2), which finished as the state runner-up last year, managed to stay within a touchdown entering the final quarter, thanks to a scrappy performance by its defense. However, the War Eagles struggled on offense in the pouring rain, never threatening to score after halftime.
When Malcome hobbled to the sidelines with two minutes left in the third quarter, Southwest turned to two others on its all-star roster of college prospects. Marques Dixon, who has an offer from Southern Miss, had an electrifying 43-yard run in the fourth quarter to set up Southwest’s clinching score.
Four plays later, Jonathon Mincy ran to his left, found nothing there, and then cut back toward the other direction for a dazzling 20-yard touchdown play. Mincy has pledged to Auburn at defensive back.
“I saw an opening in the middle, so I went for it,” Mincy said. “[Malcome] is our workhorse, but other players have to pick it up when he’s out.”
However, Malcome left some highlight plays on the field before he departed. On the 74-yard run, Malcome danced outside, and then outran the Marist secondary to the end zone.
On Southwest’s second score, quarterback Steve Coates faked a handoff to Malcome, who drew the attention of Marist’s entire defense. Coates then sprinted untouched for the 1-yard touchdown around the end.

Southwest DeKalb’s Ken Malcome, who is committed to Georgia, made his case for the state’s best running back in the 21-7 win over Marist on Friday.

Despite sitting out the fourth quarter with leg cramps, Malcome finished with 22 carries for 182 yards and one touchdown for Southwest (7-1), which is ranked No. 3 in Class AAAA.

It was a signature moment for Malcome, who has often played in the shadows of one of his best friends from childhood, Florida-bound Mack Brown of M.L. King. Malcome scored Southwest’s first touchdown on a blazing 74-yard run in the first quarter, and he set up the second one by carrying 9 out of 13 plays on a game-winning drive to open the second half.

“This is a big win for our program,” said Southwest defensive end T.J. Stripling, who is also committed to Georgia. “Marist always has a great team, and they’ve gotten the best of us the last couple of years. If we’re going to compete for the state championship, then we needed this win. And we got it.”

No. 5 Marist (6-2), which finished as the state runner-up last year, managed to stay within a touchdown entering the final quarter, thanks to a scrappy performance by its defense. However, the War Eagles struggled on offense in the pouring rain, never threatening to score after halftime.

When Malcome hobbled to the sidelines with two minutes left in the third quarter, Southwest turned to two others on its all-star roster of college prospects. Marques Dixon, who has an offer from Southern Miss, had an electrifying 43-yard run in the fourth quarter to set up Southwest’s clinching score.

Four plays later, Jonathon Mincy ran to his left, found nothing there, and then cut back toward the other direction for a dazzling 20-yard touchdown play. Mincy has pledged to Auburn at defensive back.

“I saw an opening in the middle, so I went for it,” Mincy said. “[Malcome] is our workhorse, but other players have to pick it up when he’s out.”

However, Malcome left some highlight plays on the field before he departed. On the 74-yard run, Malcome danced outside, and then outran the Marist secondary to the end zone.

On Southwest’s second score, quarterback Steve Coates faked a handoff to Malcome, who drew the attention of Marist’s entire defense. Coates then sprinted untouched for the 1-yard touchdown around the end.

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Panther Pride

October 24th, 2009
2:27 am

Yes sir 1st,and Big Ups 2 SWD,jus keep winning all the way to the dome,Just keep it up going into the tucker game. Panther Panther Pride Pride!!!!!!!!!!!!

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rwdekalbfan

October 24th, 2009
5:26 am

Great win for SWD, and even better, great coaching and game preparation.

K-MAN

October 24th, 2009
8:30 am

Why didnt my last blog post? I have NEVER EVER used any derogatory language or profanity`s

K-MAN

October 24th, 2009
8:38 am

I must admit…that running-back for SWD is a real (BEAST) He reminds me of HANCOCK from GRIFFIN HIGH. Hes really good. Plus the coach finally stayed with what works. He didnt vacate what got SWD here in the first place. (VERY GOOD)!

Jags

October 24th, 2009
9:14 am

Good Game SWD good gane Ken looking Good!!!!

BIG DOG

October 24th, 2009
11:27 am

Great game SWD.Ken is the man and the defense led by TJ is the best in the state.Great job Coach Godfrey.Beat Tucker next week. C/O ‘89

Jags

October 24th, 2009
11:55 am

PLAYER/SCHOOL YR G ATT YDS AVG AVG TD
Ken Malcome, SW DeKalb SR 7 123 907 7.4 129.6 14
Max Thompson, Avondale SR 7 147 863 5.9 123.3 5
Raymond Sanders, Stephenson SR 7 88 819 9.3 117.0 14
Mack Brown, MLK SR 6 104 669 6.4 111.5 6

Jazzy Nupe

October 24th, 2009
2:21 pm

Shout out to the SWD Football team. The ususal big names played big again but I thought the difference was in the game prep by the coaching staff and the kicking game – way to go Preston (kicker) & Darryl (punter). Let’s take care of the next two region games.

ROCK '93

October 24th, 2009
2:24 pm

Good game SWD reminds me of that ‘91 team,u boys got a good team keep up the good work.

Bless you

October 24th, 2009
4:18 pm

Words out that Coffee HS win fire their Football Coach and hire Valdosta’s Coach when season ends.

Jag Fan 2

October 25th, 2009
1:22 am

So much for that UG talk all week ,Stephenson beat them like a drum tonight .The first half was close but the Jags put that thang on them in the second half!

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HomeFieldAdvantage

October 25th, 2009
7:08 pm

To all POSTERS and Todd Holcomb, Chip Saye, and Michael Carvell – EAGLENATIONRISING AND I HAD A LITTLE FRIENDLY WAGER ON THE COLQUITT VS WARNER ROBINS GAME, AND HE LOST. As a result he has to buy a round of our favorite beverage for ALL OF US BLOGGERS in the lobby bar at the Omni Hotel the weekend of the state championship games. Let’s don’t let him forget it! FOR ALL OF US. The secretary for the head coach at Troy Univesity will have a table in the lobby with name tags on which she will write our BLOG NICKNAMES – OR HANDLES AS SOMETIMES CALLED. Everybody is invited and urged to attend. We will get to meet each other, and spend EagleNationRising’s money! SPREAD THE WORD. HELP ME WITH THIS. MENTION IT ON ALL THE BLOGS. ENR is buying our favorite!

EagleNationRising guaranteed us that Warner Robins would VIOLATE Colquitt County. H-mmmm Colquit won 17-0. I pointed out to him the fact that the AP, Chip Saye, and the AJC all picked Colquitt to win. He ridiculed me and said there was no way a Rush Propst Alabama style team could stay on the field with the relentless WR offense and the WR defense would VIOLATE Colquitt.

SPREAD THE WORD, ENR IS BUYING.

Ron

October 25th, 2009
8:51 pm

I thought SWD was very well prepared, and did a really good job against Marist. I also, thought that the refereeing was kind of one sided, not taking anything away from the Panthers. Marist kid got his helmet ripped from his head by the face mask in front of one of the side judges, and nothing was called. I thought that was insane. I could not believe nothing was called.

southdelkalb ball coach

October 25th, 2009
10:32 pm

ron his helmet wasnt ripped off it was knocked off….there is a difference

duluth jacket

October 25th, 2009
10:32 pm

Great win for SWD – I’ve been to all the Marist games this year and SWD is far and away the best team we have played (sorry St. Pius, but that game was an aberration). If SWD plays against Tucker like they did Friday night, they should win by at least 4 touchdowns – should not be close.

Have to agree with Ron about the officiating, especially in the second half (but that is not why Marist lost, it just didn’t help any).

Panthers – hope to see you again in the Dome-

Marcus

October 26th, 2009
6:44 am

Tucker better get ready for the most physical game of their season. SWD has been looking forward to this game since last year, when they lost 10-7, in the last min. Its a payback year, we got MARIST, NOW TUCKER is next, then, O we havnt forgot them Griffin Bears, thats who we really owe. Lets do it fellas, C/O 2000

Gator Bob

October 26th, 2009
9:36 am

Ken Malcome = Jasper Sanks!!!

Will be a bust in college – which means he will fit in well in Athens!

I am Ready for the annual World’s Largest Cocktail Party – which is the official annual celebration of Gator Football superiority over the mediocre bulldog program.

Go Gators!!

ADL

October 26th, 2009
11:50 am

I saw that play on television and the slow motion replay. His helmet was pulled off of his head by the facemask.

Decatur 4 Life

October 26th, 2009
1:19 pm

I can agree that SWD looked well this friday. What it put in perspective is that had their quarterback not gotten hurt against MLK on the first play of the game, they’d be undefeated and MLK’s overrated stigma would’ve been apparent after the first game of the season.

southdekalb ball coach

October 26th, 2009
11:02 pm

BREAKING NEWS…SOMEONE ON THE FLORIDA COACHING STAFF CONTACTED THE COACHES AT MLK AND TOLD THEM NOT TO RUN MACK BROWN MORE THAN 10 TIMES A GAME………WHAT IS THAT ABOUT?

Jags

October 27th, 2009
7:19 am

@ southdekalb ball coach – That just cant be true . He is averaging 20-25 touches a game. He plays for MLK right now why would they do that if that not whats best the MLK team.

Massey class 1st

October 28th, 2009
9:01 am

SHOUTOUT to my big dawg Wakeel #55 u a beast bruh!! c/o 2010!!! SWD stand up!!!