“That’s one of the best teams we’ve ever faced. When we scheduled this game back in January, people asked me, ‘Why do you want to go all the way down there to get your tail kicked?’ Well, the reason I scheduled it is because I knew that this was going to happen. I knew what these guys were going to do.”
- Eagle’s Landing Christian head coach Jonathan Gess after his team’s 27-0 victory over North Florida Christian, the 2009 Class B champion in Florida.
“Honestly? Yes. We don’t feel like there’s a team that outworks us.”
- Butler head coach Ashley Harden, to the Augusta Chronicle, when asked if he thought his team – which had lost 41 consecutive games – would rout Westside of Augusta. Butler won 42-0.
“I definitely needed the oxygen mask after that one. I was really tired.”
- Carver of Columbus lineman and four-star recruit Gabe Wright, to the Columbus Ledger-Enquirer, on his 81-yard fumble return for his first career touchdown in Carver’s 63-0 victory against Spencer.
“Coming in, we didn’t know what we were going to do with old Quan Bray. We found a way to stop him.”
- Callaway DL Desmond “Debo” Davis, to the LaGrange News, on shutting down Troup RB/QB Quan Bray, a blue-chip recruit who transferred to Troup in the off-season. Callaway won 29-0.
“Welcome to Georgia football. That’s all we’ve got to say right there.”
- Carrollton RB Telvin Brown, to the Times-Georgian. Brown scored on a 68-yard run on the second play from scrimmage in Carrollton’s 43-21 victory against Oxford, Ala.
“This just shows that we’re a great football team. We worked through our mistakes.”
- Clarke Central QB Martay Mattox, to the Athens Banner-Herald, after his team defeated Cedar Shoals 41-12 despite five turnovers.
“I put this one on me. This is harder than just X’s and O’s. Our intensity just wasn’t there. I still think this is a good team. We’ll make [the state playoffs]. This one game won’t stop us.”
- Southwest DeKalb coach Buck Godfrey, to the Atlanta Journal-Constitution, after his team lost 50-19 to Tucker. It was the first time one of Godfrey’s teams has allowed 50 points in his 28 years as a head coach.
“You keep preaching and preaching to them to just hang in there and give yourselves a chance to win at the end of the game, and that’s what we did. I’ve been here nine years and we’ve never beaten Fitzgerald. So it feels pretty dadgum good.”
- Worth County coach Scotty Ward, to the Albany Herald, after his team upset Fitzgerald 32-26.
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