They said it: Best quotes from high school football


Here are some of the better quotes from last week’s Georgia high school football games:


“It all boils down to having faith in your players. When you’ve got great players, you have to believe in them. I knew if I called that play and if we just handled the football, they were going to get it done.”

- Swainsboro coach David Johnson, to GHDF Daily, on his decision to go for a do-or-die two-point conversion in overtime in a 38-37 victory over Jefferson County. Swainsboro scored on a sweep to win. It was the second time this season that Johnson elected to go for two in overtime, as Swainsboro beat county rival ECI 15-14 in the season opener.


“The people that have been involved with this program the last four years had a vision, and that vision is coming to pass. The hard work, the workouts, the love of the kids; if you show these kids love, they’ll fight for you.”

- Newton coach Cortez Allen, to the Newton Citizen, after his team’s 35-32 victory over Newnan. Newton is 4-0 and ranked for the first time since 1995.


“This must be what winning a state championship feels like. It’s the best feeling in my life.”

- Prince Avenue Christian lineman Dillon Faulkner, to the Athens Banner-Herald, after his team defeated Athens Academy 28-7. Athens Academy had been 10-0 combined against Athens-area private schools Prince Avenue (4-0) and Athens Christian (6-0).


“Our team really has the ability to do that. You blink, and all of a sudden you’re up three touchdowns.”

- Flowery Branch coach Lee Shaw, to, after his team increased its lead from 7-0 to 35-0 in less than four minutes in the second quarter against Rockdale County. Flowery Branch won 49-0.


“To come out of those five games with four wins, I have to feel pretty good about it. In our only loss, we had our chances to win.”
- Marist coach Alan Chadwick, to the Atlanta Journal-Constitution, after a 39-13 victory over Carver of Atlanta. Marist’s lone loss was in overtime to unbeaten Tucker.


“We have a lot of weapons and a lot of different ways to hurt a defense. It is pretty tough to defend us when we are on our game.”

- Chattahoochee coach Terry Crowder, to the Dalton Citizen, after his team defeated Northwest Whitfield 45-15. Chattahoochee is averaging 38 points per game and is 4-0 for the first time since 2001.


“That was an old-timey game. We went in thinking if we could get it to the fourth quarter, we might stand a chance. We just couldn’t score.”

- Ware County coach Ed Dudley, to the Valdosta Daily Times, after his unranked Class AAAA team lost 3-0 to Lowndes, the No. 5 team in AAAAA. 


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9 comments Add your comment


September 27th, 2010
4:52 pm

“Warner Robins High School should be placed on “Violation Alert” for their game next week against Northside”
–EagleNationRising, to the AJC Board.



September 27th, 2010
6:34 pm

Great game Ware!!

GHSF Daily

September 28th, 2010
10:51 am

Good one, ENR. …

Here’s another from today’s GHSF Daily -

“I played middle school ball with most of those kids, so that’s how I treated them, like kids.”

- Mount Zion of Jonesboro RB Quarterrio Morgan, to the Clayton News Daily, after rushing for 116 yards and two touchdowns in a 35-7 victory over Riverdale.


September 28th, 2010
11:53 am

Wow. I hope he is a Senior. We wouldn’t have had that in the early 90’s he would be in the fence the next time we played him.


September 28th, 2010
12:52 pm

Ware County has one of the best defenses in the state this year. Ask Lowndes how fast Ware’s D is. Ware held Lowndes to 129 total yards last Friday. Ware will get another test from Brunswick and their quick QB this week. But speed is what Ware has and they have a lot of it. Look for Ware to make a deep run in the state playoffs. My prediction will be a rematch of Ware and Northside like 2007. Go Gators!

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