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When watching Southwest DeKalb, you feel like you are watching an all-star team.

How loaded are the Panthers? They lost their workhorse at running back after three quarters last Friday, and put in a pair of backups who refused to let the offense skip a beat. This wasn’t against any team, but Marist, which played in last year’s state championship game and returned one of the best defenses around.

After watching many of the state’s elite Class AAAAA teams for most of the season, I’d put Southwest’s talent up against any team in Georgia. Here is a quick breakdown of the Southwest DeKalb all-stars:

Ken Malcome, RB: He is the straw that stirs the drink. He’s the team leader, and face of SWD. He’s also the state’s No. 1 tailback, and proved it with 182 yards rushing, including a 74-yard touchdown run, vs. Marist in three quarters. Malcome is strong (legs like tree trunks), fast, and powerful (loves contact). He runs strong between the tackles, and also had burst of speed to outrun the secondary. His only apparent weakness is when he runs East-West rather than North-South, while not much is known about his hands in the passing game. He is one of the few high school running backs who projects to play either tailback and fullback in college. He’s the state’s No. 1 RB (committed to UGA), followed by No. 2 Charles Perkins  of Collins Hill (Georgia Tech), and No. 3 Mack Brown of M.L. King (Florida).

T.J. Stripling, DE: He’s the P-word, i.e. potential. He’s 6-6, 215 pounds. His enormous range of potential is a lot like two of the state’s top players from last year — Oconee County QB Zach Mettensberger (freshman at UGA) and North Clayton’s Emmanuel Dieke (freshman at Georgia Tech): Striping could either never play a down in college or end up being a first-round pick in the NFL. This year at Southwest DeKalb, Stripling is able to get by on pure athleticism, rarely using any technique or leverage. He is overly aggressive coming off the edge, and sometimes gets back there as quickly as the snap, to the dismay of quarterbacks. However, opposing teams have also learned it is best to run directly at Stripling. He often loses containment, and if you can get past his long reach, then it’s an automatic 6-7 yards. It is very dangerous to run away from Stripling, as he has explosive backside pursuit with his long strides. He has an imposing frame in high school, but will likely need to gain 15-25 pounds before playing in college.

Jonathan Mincy, DB: The Auburn-bound senior appears to be the total package. He’s got the quickness and speed, along with the best instincts on the all-star team for always being in the right place at the right time. He has good hips, but is rarely in the backpedal. He takes a lot of chances on pass plays, and looks more like a wide receiver on defense than a cornerback. He is most dangerous when he has the ball in his hands, either on an interception return, special teams, or spot duty at running back. Against Marist, he had a spectacular TD run, sprinting to the right, coming to a complete stop, then accelerating in the opposite direction to the end zone. Would not be surprised if other SEC schools tried to change his mind about Auburn before signing day.

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Southwest DeKalb's Marques Dixon (No. 1 jersey) is the team's most explosive player and can score from anywhere on the field (AJC photo).

Marques Dixon, WR-DB: It is baffling why Southwest DeKalb doesn’t give more offensive touches to Dixon. On a team of all-stars, he is the most explosive player, proven by his 85-yard kickoff return vs. M.L. King, along with a 43-yard run vs. Marist to set up the clinching score. He is a threat to score from anywhere on the field. He has speed, quickness, elusiveness and incredible vision. If Southwest DeKalb has “Mr. Inside and Outside,” it would be Malcome and Dixon.

Steven Coates, QB: It has not been a good year for Coates, who missed several games after suffering an ankle injury in the season-opener vs. M.L. King. He also reportedly got into trouble for senior silliness at school. Coates had his first chance to really showcase his skills vs. Marist, but left a negative impression with his show-boating on a 1-yard TD that somehow was not penalized. He also made poor decisions by throwing the ball into coverage, but that perhaps was out of eagerness to make big plays after being gone so long. He has all the tools to be a good high school quarterback, and will be counted on heavily down the stretch. He just needs to take a deep breath and be the leader he can be.

Buck Godfrey, coach: When Malcome went down with leg cramps in the third quarter vs. Marist, Malcome tried to return several minutes later. Unlike many other coaches I’ve seen in this situation, Godfrey ordered Malcome to the bench. This was SWD’s biggest game of the season to the date, deciding inside track to the region championship and No. 1 playoff seed, and the Panthers had to close without Malcome. Of course, the decision was made easier with the sensational play of replacements Dixon and Mincy. But it was still a gutsy call by the veteran coach. Godfrey will still have to figure out something about the kicking game, which is the team’s most glaring weakness. And many wonder why Godfrey doesn’t put Malcome, Mincy, and Dixon in the offensive backfield at the same time with a Wildcat or option formation. Godfrey provides confidence and leadership, telling the team that it would still win the state championship only minutes after losing to M.L. King.

Finally, we’ve talked a lot about the state’s largest classification (AAAAA). Now let’s talk about the next one down, Class AAAA.

Which team do you think will win the state championship in Class AAAA? Griffin? Marist? Westside-Macon? Tucker? Southwest DeKalb? Please state your case below and back it with your reasons.

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Pride rides in Dec

October 27th, 2009
7:22 am

Finally you got it right SWD all the way!!!!!

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Marcus

October 27th, 2009
10:43 am

We just gota play ball and not get caught up n all this hype. Its great that we are getting attention and recognized, but it will be all for nothing if we dont take care of business. Stay focused and hungary and then we can hoist that trophy in the end, cause we have all the talent we need to win it. Lets Do it SWD

maurice

October 27th, 2009
11:35 am

i really think it might be stone mountain
they may have a lil trouble on offense but that
defense is nice

phoenix falcon

October 27th, 2009
11:41 am

lets go panthers , all the way to state.

Big-Man

October 27th, 2009
11:48 am

I’ll go with Griffin….I would like to see a SWD vs Griffin final if possible.

DeeDawg

October 27th, 2009
12:04 pm

It’s SWD. I feel they have an overall better team than Griffin.

Eric Robinson #2 db SWD

October 27th, 2009
12:22 pm

we cant get satisfied on our performance vs marist
our goal is to WIN STATE… not beating marist..
but we just have to stay focus… in i predict it will be us an griffin at the end……

Country Boys

October 27th, 2009
1:02 pm

Once again, Country vs. City. Griffin beat them last year and both teams are obviously better; however the country kids don’t look at the AJC and get the big head and see trash talking. Stay humble and take care of business and don’t deal with distractions. It all depends on the brackets and who has to travel.

Per this article the SWD QB has some leadership issues and that is the wrong position to have that problem.

Griffin should win the state championship, Great defense, team speed, and physical.

31

October 27th, 2009
1:21 pm

That region 6 has to play region 7. They got it predicted Stone Mountain @ Hiram, Tucker @ Northwest Whitfield, Seqouyah @ Marist, Dalton @ SW Dekalb. Those are all gonna be pretty good games and who ever wins out of those games will have a great chance to win state this year.

GABred

October 27th, 2009
1:48 pm

A few areas that are going to require some clean up prior to that state championship game. We(SWD) will have to manage the game alot better with speed of play calling, timeout usage, personel packaging, and mental lapses. The talent is state championship worthy, but it’s the small things that separate potential and execution. The staff will get it together for these kids sake to be sure that this season remains a magical one in the legacy that is SWD. Stay Focused- Seize the moment- tomorrow is promised to no one.

s-ga football

October 27th, 2009
1:51 pm

have you guys heard of south georgia football (camden/lowdnes) just a few!! I think you ATL people need to start thinking a little out the box soon!! Look at the last five years of champioship team people!!!! I understand you all are from the ATL area but please use some common sense here!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!

MBC #1 Fan

October 27th, 2009
1:56 pm

Please, don’t forget about North Clayton. They are playing great football. They will be one of the surprise teams in the playoffs.

tony tee

October 27th, 2009
2:14 pm

It’s great to see three Dekalb county teams in the mix. It’s SWDs’ time; Griffin can wait to eat. No doubt, Tucker and Marist will cheer for SWD, right guys!!!

crassh001

October 27th, 2009
2:16 pm

Southwest Dekalb – They defeated Peachtree Ridge 7 – 0 in pre-season and barely lost to MLK. Both of those schools play AAAAA and will challenge for the state title in the 5-A classification.

Dekalb Fan

October 27th, 2009
2:17 pm

Duh….. to s-ga football- We’re talking about class 4-AAAA on this blog. Pay attention!!!!!!

Coach E

October 27th, 2009
2:18 pm

Griffin Bears

Dekalb Fan

October 27th, 2009
2:23 pm

SWD must first get pass Tucker and Stone Mountain not a given for either game. Both will be tough games. If they defeat both I say there’s no stopping them then.

rwdekalbfan

October 27th, 2009
2:25 pm

North Clayton does have a very good team and so does Griffin. I have not seen Westside Macon play. North Clayton, Griffin, SWD, Marist and maybe Westside seems to be the front runners. SWD dont get caught up in this hype, its great to be recognized but the game is played on the field not on this blog. The coaches did a great game of preparation in the last game but there were too many times where the players seemed to be confused after timeouts. The talent is there, a championship will come only if the coaches and players realize this, fight like hell and “seize this moment”.

rwdekalbfan

October 27th, 2009
2:35 pm

You are right “Dekalb Fan”. SWD has to get by Tucker and Stone Mountain. The coaches had better get team focused on one game at a time. Although there will be some decision making to do for the coaches if SWD defeats Tucker. I believe they would be the #1 seed if they beat Tucker, so they do not want to get any key players hurt trying to beat Stone Mountain in a game that would only be academic for them, whereas Stone Mountain is still trying to hold off Lithonia, who could possibly sneak in at the 4 seed if Stone Mountain slips these last couple of weeks.

texas tornadoes

October 27th, 2009
2:39 pm

so you guys tellig me that SWD will beat TUCKER,Dont forget what happen last year.Please look at the match up between Q.Brown, and T.J Stripling.both are big time players.I belive OUE will out play T.J

Mach Diesel

October 27th, 2009
3:12 pm

All I can say is… “I’m- so- glaaaaad/that I’m from Southwest Dekaaaaalb”. I’m a 1993 alum of SWD. The main thing to NOT feed into the hype. Fellas, it is a MUST that you all handle your business on every play, every game for the remainder of the way. It’s been a while since we’ve been in this position. You’ve done well to bring us back to prominence. Buck has put his entire life into our school, from English classes to the field. DO NOT LET HIM DOWN. He deserves another title before he leaves. This team can do it. The problem is no one else, other than your supporters, want that to happen. Big time players show up EVERY GAME, not just in big games. Do not out-think yourselves and play sound football. Keep doing what you’re doing, get to the championship game, and the state of GA will NEVER see a bigger crowd backing ANY team than the one you’ll summon. GO SWD!!! PANTHER PRIDE 4 LIFE!!!

da ridge

October 27th, 2009
4:27 pm

@crassh001 ::::::CORRECTION::::: – the game with Peachtree Ridge ended in a 7 – 7 tie pre-season scrimmage……….

Southwest Dekalb – They defeated Peachtree Ridge 7 – 0 in pre-season and barely lost to MLK. Both of those schools play AAAAA and will challenge for the state title in the 5-A classification.

DeKalb Cane

October 27th, 2009
4:40 pm

And the punter Jinnings Jr, who is headed to the school I hail from “The University of Miami”

Marcus

October 27th, 2009
4:42 pm

THAT GAME LAST YEAR THAT SWD LOST TO 10-7 WAS A JOKE. WE(SWD) MADE SOOOOOOO MANY MISTAKES IN THAT POURING RAIN, WE SHOULD HAVE EASILY BEATEN THEM CAUSE THE NEXT WEEK THEM GRIIFIN CUBS SHOULD I SAY GOT TRASHED BY TUCKER. WITH THAT BEING SAID, SWD IS WAYYYY BETTER THIS YEAR, AND THE TALENT AND CONFIDENCE IS THERE, SO IF SWD AND GRIIFIN WERE TO MEET IN A 4AAAA FINAL, SWD WOULD BEAT THEM SOUNDLY. THAT MARIST GAME LAST, THERE WERE 14 POINTS LEFT ON THE FEILD, HOLDING NEGATED A 32 YARD TD BY J. MINCY, SO THAT SCORE COULD HAVE EASILY BEEN 28 OR 35 TO 7. MAKE NO MISTAKE, WE SWD AINT GETN BIG HEADED AND CAUGHT UP IN ALL THE HYPE, BUT WE KNOW FOOTBALL AND KNOW A TOUGH TEAM WHEN I SEE ONE, AND THEM BOYS ARE TOUGH. C/O 2000

SWD c/o 86 in da HOUSE!

October 27th, 2009
4:56 pm

Heres the deal…..Tucker, and Stone Mountain are Nice….Griffin is better than that.. But SDW will stand and deliver with all the class and spirit that is expected from the class program of Dekalb county. Coach Godfrey has had a hand in making football players and more importantly making MEN for 25 years… This years team wil reward him handsomely!!!

SWD 4 LIFE

October 27th, 2009
4:59 pm

I co-signed what my boy Mach Diesel said. Stay focused!!! Not too many other schools in the state have more pride than SWD!!!! C/O 93 – RL3

Mr. Thomas Anthony "The Taxman Cometh" Jones, SR

October 27th, 2009
5:09 pm

I attend to the Marist High Schhol versus Southwest DeKalb High Football Game on Friday, October 23rd, 2009. I was duly impressed. The Southwest Dekalb High School Panthers Football Team has size, speed, quickness, and believes in itself. Marist di not have the speed to compete. Speed kills. Absolut speed kills absolutely. This 2009 team I believe is better than the 1972 and the 1995 Southwest DeKalb State Championship teams. I belive that the running back for this year’s SWD, Mr. Ken Malcome is as good as mr. Gregory Graves of the 1972 SWD Championship team and while Mr. Quincey Carter of the 1995 team is the best quarterback in DeKalb County history (better than Charles Dudish of the great Avondale teams of the mid-1960’s) SWD’s speed on offense make up for any problems on offense. I hope that SouthwestDeKalb wins the 2009 State Championship Game. Their competion is the North Claton Team, the Griffin Bears of Spalding County, and the Westside Macon team. Marist seems to be smallish and slower this year and Tucker is year away after they won the 2008 AAAA Football Championship in Georgia. Let’s pray to God that all these teams have no severe injuries if it HIS/HER will.

Mays High Fan

October 27th, 2009
5:13 pm

Mays will beat SWD I don’t care if we lost two games this season I think we can still hang with SWD.

Bear_Backer

October 27th, 2009
5:25 pm

Congrats SWD you have been picked for the next cover of Madden AND sports Illustrated!

JustaThought

October 27th, 2009
5:48 pm

Man, I’m currently working out of state, and will probably be for the next year or so. I’m really starting to miss being back home in the metro area. The high school football in the entire state and region is something to behold. You guys enjoy the up coming playoffs and root your team on to victory!

K-MAN

October 27th, 2009
6:32 pm

GRIFFIN and NORTH CLAYTON sort-of mirror eachother…they both have great running games (PLUS)..a serious passing attack…though they both need to work on their defense a little….I like teams that are well-balanced. You have to be able to do both to win a championship. SWD has a sensational run attack…but lack the passing game. I give the edge to the GRIFFIN BEARS.

studentofthegame

October 27th, 2009
6:32 pm

@MARCUS. ITS OBVIOUS THAT YOU ARE CRAZY. IF IM NOT MISTAKEN BOTH TEAMS HAD TO DEAL WITH THE POURING RAIN. WHAT MAKES THINGS WORSE IS THAT WE (GRIFFIN) BEAT YALL WITH 10TH AND 11TH GRADERS. IM SURE BUCK GODFREY WOULD SAY NO EXCUSES. AS FOR THIS YEARS RENDITION OF THE BEARS WE ARE EVEN BETTER THAN LAST YEAR. JUST HOPE THAT SWD (SOMETIMEY WITH DISCIPLINE) DOESN’T CHOKE IN THE FIRST COUPLE OF ROUNDS. ***********CONSIDER YOURSELF WARNED**********************

Marcus

October 27th, 2009
7:25 pm

STUDENTOFTHEGAME, HA PLEASE. WHAT DO THINK WE HAD. 10 AND 11TH GRADERS TOO. YALL BARELY HAD 100 YARDS OF TOTAL OFFENSE. I PROMISE YOU WE WOULD BEAT GRIIFIN, AND I REALLY HOPE WE MEET UP WITH YOU CUBS SCOUTS DOWN THERE. I DIDNT MAKE ANY EXCUSES, I JUST TOLD YOU THE TRUTH. YOU SHOULDNT EVEN TALK CONSIDERING HOW YALL CAME UP TO DECATUR AND GOT TRASHED BY TUCKER. IF WE DO MEET UP WITH YALL, THEM GUMMI BEARS BETTER BE READY FOR A PHYSICAL WAR

studentofthegame

October 27th, 2009
8:05 pm

MARCUS THE FACT THAT WE ONLY HAD 100 YRDS TOTAL OFFENSE IS EVEN MORE GLARING DONT YOU THINK. AS FAR THE BUT WHOOPING WE TOOK FROM TUCKER IT WAS EXACTLY THAT. NO EXCUSES ABOUT ITS COLD, WE GOT THERE LATE, OR IT WAS ON THE ROAD. YOU JUST MAKE SURE YOU GUYS DONT LOSE IN THE FIRST COUPLE OF ROUNDS. GIVEN THAT YOU GUYS ALWAYS START SLOW THAT IS A GOOD POSSIBILITY. I RESPECT SWD NO DOUBT BUT YOU BETTER RESPECT THE BEAR. OF COURSE YOU WILL BE TRAVELING AGAIN TO PLAY SO BRING YOUR LUNCH ITS GONNA BE A LONG DAY FOR YOU.

Marcus

October 27th, 2009
8:28 pm

SOUNDS LIKE 2ME THAT YOU ARE HOPOING WE LOSE IN THE FIRST COUPLE OF ROUNDS, BECAUSE YOU KEEP MAKING REFERENCES TO US STARTING SLOW, OR WHATEVER??? DONT KNOW WHERE YOU GETN THEM FACTS FROM, BUT IT DOESNT MATTER, YOU WONT BE ABLE TO HOPE YOUR WAY OUT OF PLAYING US. IM DONE TALKIN, ITS WAYYYYYY TOO MUCH FOOTBALL TO BE PLAYED, CONSIDERING THAT CUP CAKE SCHEDULE YALL HAVE PLAYED, LOOKS 2ME YALL COULD BE PRIME FOR A FIRST ROUND UPSET. THEM WEAK TEAMS WOULDNT SURVIVE IN REGION 6, YALL INCLUDED. SO GET YOUR WEIGHT UP, AND MAYBE WE CAN HAVE THE PLEASURE OF MEETING UP, AND WE CAN PUT YOU COUNTRY BOYS IN UR PLACE. IF YOU DO YOUR RESEARCH, IN 2002, WE CAME DOWN THERE AND WHUPED YALL 33-16. IM LOOKING AT SOMETHING OF THAT NATURE THIS TIME IF WE MEET.

Panther Pride

October 27th, 2009
8:29 pm

SWD Alumni,Blue n Gold,all the way, SWD yall jus show them the game is not jus won on paper but on the field to,go prove the other top schools wrong and show them how we play football in dekalb county and show tucker their not the only school from dekalb that can win state.

SWD TILL I DIE, PANTHER PRIDE!!!!!

studentofthegame

October 27th, 2009
8:34 pm

MARCUS IF YOU CHECK YOU HISTORY YOU WILL SEE WHAT WE HAVE DONE THE LAST FIVE YEARS. COMPARE THAT TO YOUR TEAM AND YOU TELL ME WHO SHOULD BE WORRIED. WE CAN ONLY PLAY THE GAMES THAT ARE SCHEDULED JUST LIKE SWD. 2002 WAS 7 YRS AGO. WHAT HAVE YOU DONE FOR ME LATELY I THINK IS THE TERM PEOPLE USE. SWD IS A HAS BEEN NOBODY FEARS SWD ANYMORE. YEAH YOU GOT A TOUGH REGION SO WHAT. WE HAVE BEEN REGIONS WITH WARNER ROBINS NORTHSIDE WARNER AND WESTSIDE MACON ALL AT THE SAME TIME. GET OVER IT BLAME GHSA WE WILL PLAY ANYBODY ANYTIME ANY PLACE. OH YEAH YOUR BAND HAS GONE DOWN TOO ALONG WITH BASKETBALL AND TRACK. I KNOW WHAT YOU SAYING WELL WE OPENED UP MORE SCHOOLS GIVE ME A BREAK. USE WHAT YOU GOT, REMEMBER NO EXCUSES THIS MARCUS.

Marcus

October 27th, 2009
8:42 pm

CONSIDER THE EMERGENCE OF MLK AND STEPHENSON. WHERE DO YOU THINK THEY GOT THEIR STUDENTS FROM???? IF THEY WOULDNT HAVE BUILT THEM SCHOOLS, HELL THEY WOULD HAVE HAD TO MAKE AN AAAAAA REGION 4 US. THE TALENT IS SPREAD AROUND, AS OPPOSE TO YOU GUYS WITH ONLY ONE SCHOOL FOR THE KIDS TO ATTEND. SO THATS FOR THE REFERENCES TO THE 4 DOWN YEARS WE HAD. BUT THE TALENT IS BACK, AND ASK MARIST IF ANYBODY FEARS US, YOU MAY NEVER SAY IT VERBALLY, BUT WE KNOW THE DEAL. I HANVT MADE ANY EXCUSES, JUST THE TRUTH. WE LOST TO YALL LAST YEAR, YALL BEAT US, BUT WE BOTH KNOW WE SHUDA CRUSHED YALL. AS FOR THE TEAMS THAT YALL USE TO PLAY OR HAVE PLAYED, THAT DOESNT MATTER, YALL HAVE PLAYED CUP CAKE TEAMS, YALL IN FOR A RUDE AWAKENING. IMA SAY MY PRAYERS TONIGHT AND ASK GOD FOR A SWD, GRIFFIN STATE GAME, AND IMA FIND YOU THE WEEK OF AND WE CAN SIT TOGETHER AND TALK ALL NIGHT AND WATCH US BRING PAIN

studentofthegame

October 27th, 2009
8:55 pm

OH MARCUS I SEE YOU LIKE STATS HERE ARE A FEW FOR YOU. 2004 NO PLAYOFFS 2005 PLAYOFF LOSS TO STATESBOR0 0-31 2006 PLAYOFF LOSS TO ROME 14-42 SCARY TREND HERE 2007 NO PLAYOFFS 2008 LOST TO GRIFFIN 7-10. NOW LETS BE FAIR I WILL GIVE OUR LAST 5 SEASONS. 2004 PLAYOFF LOSS TO SALEM 20-34. 2005 FINAL FOUR LOSS TO STATE CHAMPION STATESBORO 0-7, 2006 0-20 LOSS TO FINAL FOUR TEAM CREEKSIDE. 2007 PLAYOFF LOSS 7-41 LOSS TO BANNEKER. AND FINALLY LAST YEAR THRASHING IN THE FINAL FOUR 0-34 TO TUCKER. SO I PUT THIS HERE TO SAY THIS SWD IS NOT EVEN A CONSISTENT PLAYOFF TEAMS LATELY. FACE IT YOUR PROGRAM HAS GONE DOWN THATS A LITTLE THATS ALL. ALL IN GOOD IN FUN BUT I HAD TO GIVE YOU STATS SINCE THATS WHAT YOU SPIT TO ME EARLIER

studentofthegame

October 27th, 2009
9:02 pm

OH YEAH MARCUS WE DO HAVE TWO SCHOOLS BUT WE HAVE BEEN IN THIS FOOTBALL GAME FOR A MIN. DO YOUR RESEARCH YOU KNOW ABOUT US DAWG DONT PLAY. ASK QUINCY CARTER WHO WAS THE TOUGHEST TEAM HE FACED IN 95 HE WILL TELL YOU. AT THE END OF THE DAY YOU PLAY 11 ON 11 REGARDLESS OF THE TALENT YOU PLAY WITH WHAT YOU HAVE. MARCUS DO YOU KNOW WE JUST STARTED THROWING THE BALL THIS YEAR SO WE HAVE BEEN KILLING WITH RUN LEFT RUN RIGHT RUN UP THE MIDDLE FOR YEARS. SO NOW WE STOP PLAYING REDNECK FOOTBALL AND PLAY TO OUR STRENGTHS. EVEN WHEN YALL DIDNT HAVE STEPHENSON AND MLK YALL STILL DIDNT DO NOTHING. DO THE LEAST WITH MOST TEAM EVER NEXT TO STEPHENSON

$KJ$

October 27th, 2009
9:03 pm

TUCKER TIGERS ALL THE WAY!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!

Ed

October 27th, 2009
9:19 pm

Marist will be back in the state championship game. You heard it here first. It will be an all Region 6 game — again. Marist v SWD.

YOUNG

October 27th, 2009
9:40 pm

GRIFFIN BEARS!!!! THOSE BOYS CAN PLAY SOME BALL DOWN THERE.. AND THE DEFENSE IS AMAZING THEY GIVE UP 6PTS A GAME… GRIFFIN IS THE BEST #1 IN THE STATE IN CLASS 4AAAA NOT SOUTH WESTDEKALB…. MAN WE THE BEST “GRIFFIN BEARS” SIMPLE AS THAT… WE ON A MISSION THIS YEAR MAN **FOCUS**…. #1 BEARS

dboy

October 27th, 2009
10:03 pm

You guys forgetting who is the defending champs! Tucker. Need I remind everyone that last yr after Tucker lost to Marist 38-0 they didnt loose another game. Beat SWD and had 10 penalties called on them that destroyed drives. Yes SWD is talented and returned everybody and Tucker lost damn near everybody but it still a Buck coached team. Which is very undecipline. Tucker coaches will out coach him. And yes Tucker is coming off a win against St Mountain. Tucker may or may not be a yr away from another state title. Just wait till next yr but this yr is not finished just yet. Griffin is nothin Tucker beat them 38-0 last yr in the playoffs

Griffin Bear

October 27th, 2009
10:19 pm

Marcus, By way Griffin is not in a cup cake region! As a matter of fact its better than 6!!! speaking of cup cakes Region 6 is full of those! they only have 3 quality teams! SWD ,Marist ,and Tucker! and Tucker and Marist arent as tough as they normallly be!! I know stone moutain is better this year but lets be real they are not ready for the big boyz yet!!! the rest of the region is pretty bad!! no disrespect but do your research!! Marist SWD and Tucker get up for two games a year! dnt sound like a tough region 2 me!!!

Swd is a really good football team But from what i hear they cant pass!! if you guys think you are goin to beat the griffin bears running the ball its not going to happen!!! they have the best defense in the state right now! speed speed and more speed!! two good football teams goin head to head i cant wait to see it!!!!!

Friday Nights Lights Fan

October 27th, 2009
11:59 pm

Lets Go Hiram!

tiger fan

October 28th, 2009
12:52 am

when swd shows up to adams friday i hope its not raining so this year yall will have no excuse for not winning. . ppl keep sleeping on tucker exactly how they did last year and on december 11th yall will either be n the dome or watching us on tv. state champs here to stay. no JD or DRAYTON but we still have two quality backs who were in the rotation last year D.SCOTT RENDELL WILDER the best junior in the country JAMES VAUGHTERS (check his youtube video) and junior CHRIS SANDERS who started on deffense and on that explosive offense last year. QUENTON BROWN who i would take against stripling anyday. and LORENZO BRYSEN (i think thats how you spell it) who need i remind you caught the interception last year that ended the game for southwest. im just saying dont sleep on us cuz i smell upset. and for any southwest players fans students band memebers whom ever it may concern dont try to fight us like yall did last year after yall lost. cuz its senior year night and were going out with a bang so after we beat yall we will be running on the field to celebrate

31

October 28th, 2009
1:03 am