Class AAAAA roundup

By Score Atlanta

In an important Region 2-AAAAA clash Brandon Addison preserved the victory for undefeated Stephenson on the game’s final play, as the Jaguars defeated East Coweta 24-17. With East Coweta inside the Stephenson 10-yard line, Addison sacked the Indians’ quarterback.

T.J. Moon scored the first touchdown of the night for Stephenson on a 17-yard run. Mike Davis added rushing scores of 47 yards and five yards in the second half. Stephenson is now 4-0 in the region while East Coweta fell to 3-1.

Centennial 19, North Forsyth 13: Centennial senior kicker Connor Davis booted field goals of 48 and 39 yards to lead the Knights to their third straight Region 6-AAAAA win. Senior running back Zietrick Smith also scored on a 51-yard screen pass. Two of North Forsyth’s scores were set up by blocked punts.

Collins Hill 34, Mountain View 10: Brett Sheehan completed 18-of-25 passes for 249 yards and connected with Nick England and Tevin Holliday for touchdowns to lead host Collins Hill. Jordan Parker added 104 rushing yards and two scores for the Eagles.

Dacula 38, Archer 15: Rocky Capobianco rushed 20 times for 166 yards and two touchdowns, helping the host Falcons control the game from start to finish. Marcus Cox hauled in one of Brandon Goodson’s two scoring passes and Cox also returned a punt 58 yards for a touchdown.

Etowah 45, Woodstock 0: Eagles wide receiver Damola Awe-Olaye caught two touchdowns passes from sophomore quarterback John Oliver. Nick Rowell picked off Woodstock quarterback Jonathan Weiner and ran it in for a score.

Grayson 40, South Gwinnett 0: Wayne Gallman and Jordan Germany each scored two rushing touchdowns as the Rams improved to 8-0. Defensive end Robert Nkemdiche picked up a South Gwinnett fumble and went 20 yards for a Grayson touchdown.

Hillgrove 41, Pebblebrook 25: The host Hawks led 20-3 at halftime and overcame seven turnovers to hold on. Hillgrove running back Kenyan Drake rushed 21 times for 217 yards and three touchdowns. JoJo Marshall added a 95-yard kickoff return for a score for the Hawks.

Langston Hughes 20, Luella 13: Quarterback Jared Hendricks ran for two touchdowns and threw a seven-yard touchdown pass to Jalen McGlotten for the victorious visiting Panthers. The Lions scored on touchdown catches by Terry Pettis and Bingo Morton.

McEachern 56, North Cobb 17: Trent Thompson threw three touchdown passes to Tray Fletcher and one to Amba Etta-Tawo for host McEachern. Fletcher also returned a kickoff 99 yards for a touchdown, and Chris Okeh took a kick back 70 yards for the Indians.

M.L. King 41, Newnan 17: Jonquel Dawson threw for all six of the Lions’ touchdowns in their road over Newton. M.L. King capitalized on four Cougar turnovers, two interceptions and two fumbles each. M.L. King improved to 8-0, 5-0.

Norcross 48, Meadowcreek 21: The visiting Blue Devils took a 28-0 halftime lead to put the game away early. Mustangs quarterback Ridwan Issahaku threw two touchdowns to Rayquan Sams and Chandler McCoy and also ran for 1-yard touchdown.

North Gwinnett 29, Mill Creek 7: Wide receiver Chad Scott caught six passes for 59 yards and two touchdowns for the host Bulldogs, while running back Joe Jones carried 19 times for 119 yards and a touchdown. Kicker Alejandro Arroye connected on all three field goal attempts.

Peachtree Ridge 47, Duluth 14: The host Lions used a collective effort to move to 5-0 in the Region 7-AAAAA. The team rushed 39 times for 182 yards and four touchdowns. The Lions went 12-of-16 through the air for 125 yards and a score. Turner Rouleau added a 46-yard field goal.

Shiloh 55, Berkmar 28: Devante James, Clayton Smith and Brandon Wise all scored two touchdowns apiece to lead the way for visiting Shiloh. A strong defensive performance by the Generals featured three interceptions for Marnez Ogletree and fumble return for a touchdown by Phillip Trocheck.

West Forsyth 21, Milton 6: Junior running back Jack Wieczorek caught two touchdown passes and ran for another for the visiting Wolverines. Eagles quarterback Colin McElroy hit Kyle Lestrange on a 4-yard first-quarter touchdown for the lone Milton score.

70 comments Add your comment

Did I Say That?

October 22nd, 2011
12:22 am

First :) Always wanted to do that

Did I Say That?

October 22nd, 2011
12:25 am

As playoffs draw near there are some teams making noise. MLK & Stephenson are seeming to rise to the top and it looks as though Region 2-AAAAA is coming down between these teams. I know for sure I will be in attendence for this game has everything riding on it. Last year MLK won this game to take the region and the number 1 seed. This year more is on the line. Be at this game boys & girls for this game will be the one to remember.
Go Jags

CamdenFan2012

October 22nd, 2011
12:27 am

I don’t think we will hear that much from CoffeeTrojan#44 this week.

Camden74

October 22nd, 2011
12:52 am

CamdenFan2012………He’s back already, and as usual, making excuses! :-)

GO CATS GO!!!!!!!

October 22nd, 2011
4:50 am

Take Coffee away from their homecooking refs and they really show their true colors!!!!!!

GO CATS GO!!!!!!!

October 22nd, 2011
4:53 am

The Coffee/Colquitt game next week will be really interesting!!!!!! The word from Colquitt is Propst has demanded the GHSA have a representative at the game in Coffee next week. WOW!!!!!!!

East Coweta

October 22nd, 2011
8:17 am

@ Did I say that, as you saw last night It is best not to rule out EC. MLK is in for a fight next friday night down here. EC is legit. Had a bad game against Westlake.

ole ram

October 22nd, 2011
8:36 am

EC,MLK,Coffee,Colquitt,Camden,Stephenson,Valdosta,know where you are.
Brookwood=where you at=are you even on da map?

indigojag

October 22nd, 2011
8:45 am

I was worried about East Coweta, I think MLK should watch a replay of that game agaisnt Stephenson. Don’t count them out!!

DeeDawg

October 22nd, 2011
8:59 am

@East Coweta. I have to say you are right. I am a big Stephenson fan, but EC fought hard right down to the last play of the game. The truth is you out-played Stephenson and could have won that game. My Jags played lethargic, missed arm tackles, unenthused for a lot of this game. A few big plays were the difference. This will not cut it in the playoffs. EC played hard and classy. Good luck against MLK. Again, I’m not bashing my own team, but expressing what myself and several in my section in the stands observed.. Mike Davis and T.J. Moon seemed to be the only consistently hustling players. Let’s GO Jags!!!!!

JAGUAR FAN

October 22nd, 2011
9:29 am

@DeeDawg You are right..Stephenson looked TERRIBLE for a great deal of the game. Here is where i question the coaching..we are in the home stretch and very important region games and the jags are coming out FLAT! I’m missing that Jaguar swagga..we should be coming out playing like we are the number 4 team in the state who should be number 1 and anybody who plays us is gonna get thier a** kicked!! I don’t see that at all..it’s kind of like ok, we here, oh well, lets play football..NO!!..where is the fire and intensity at..Newnan is down a little this year but they will come in and play us tough..The coaches have to coach this team up and have them coming out of the gates firing on all clynders! I dont want to see another game this season like the one i saw last night..PERIOD!! Shouts out to EC..you guys played a heck of a game..and you guys were well prepared! MLK vs EC should be a good one!! Lets go JAGS!!! GET READY FOR NEWNAN!!!

Did I Say That?

October 22nd, 2011
10:18 am

East Coweta… I was not disrespecting in any way. You guys played a heck of game and I said in an earlier blog that you will give teams fits in the playoffs no matter what seed you are because your coaches are well prepared.
DeeDAwg & Jaguar fan I hope you did not think it was going to be an easy game against EC? That was a playoff game in my opinion. Sometimes you will come out flat but what I saw is that the Jags kept fighting and made adjustments at halftime. There were alot of missed tackles on defense. Overall I commend the heart on EC & Jags for performing at a high level. When Ec was in the red zone the Jags defense tightened up and held off and tremendous offense from scoring. Football is good all over. Sometimes your Heart, Wil,l & Guts will carry over into victory. I think the Jags showed that Friday nite.

yo

October 22nd, 2011
10:30 am

MLK and Stephenson are each looking at one of these 3 teams in the first round if they finish 1st and 2nd in their region. Lowndes, Valdosta, Coffee. Sorry, but that will be your reward for winning and coming in second in your region. I suppose the alternative for not winning would have been to travel to Colquit and one of those 3 teams who end up second in their region.

DeeDawg

October 22nd, 2011
10:34 am

@Did I Say That?….you make an excellent point. EC came out and played as though this was a playoff game, which essentially it was for them.

squirrell

October 22nd, 2011
10:49 am

FYI for AJC and Lowndes! There is finally a “new normal” in Region 1?

The old normal was Lowndes dominates, Valdosta and Colquitt fight for 2nd or 3rd and Coffee and Tift fight for 4th. It’s a new day and “new normal”! Colquitt and Valdosta are “HERE TO STAY”! Lowndes might as well accept the fact that the PACK and the CATS are no longer “one-step-behind” the Vikings. We’ve both developed programs that can “take-them-down” any given game. And, with a few adjustments Coffee and Tift will be nipping on all of our heals.

Just a 21 year PACKER Fan’s opinion!

AVikingFan

October 22nd, 2011
10:59 am

In Region 1-AAAAA it looks like our 3rd and 4th place teams will be traveling to MLK and Stephenson for the 1st playoff round. Actually, if it survives the 1st round, number 4 will have somewhat of an easier bracket than numbers 2 and 3 in our region. 2 and 3 will be on the same side of the bracket as Camden, Grayson, North Gwinnett, and Hillgrove. We HAVE to beat Tifton to even get to the playoffs. If Tifton beats Lowndes, we will both be 1 -3 and Tift will earn the 4th spot because of beating us. We need a large crowd next week and a lot of noise. And another good week of practive, just like last week.

AVikingFan

October 22nd, 2011
11:02 am

Squirrel, you do know Lowndes’s 7, 8, 9 and 10th grade teams beat Colquitt’s this year don’t you, at home and over there. Yeah, I know your 19 year old Alabama boys (men) didn’t play against those teams.

Did I Say That?

October 22nd, 2011
12:47 pm

Yo it doesn’t matter what seed you come in because region 1-AAAAA is tough. Many people feel as though if they travel to Dekalb many feel they will come away with a victory based on past experience. This year I beg to differ. It will be a hard fought game for any team that travels to dekalb Halford Staduim. If you can please post bracket seeding or tell me where I can go to look.

Did I Say That?

October 22nd, 2011
12:50 pm

AVikingFan.. Do you know who is in first, second third & fourth place in your region? Or is it complicated because if what Tift can possibly do the final two weeks?

yo

October 22nd, 2011
1:35 pm

yo

October 22nd, 2011
1:37 pm

Did I Say That? By my calculations it is still all up for grabs in 1AAAAA. Colquit is in the drivers seat for #1 but they still have to beat a few good teams first. Especially Coffee.

Lowndes must beat Tift to get in at all and if they do they could end up any where from second to fourth.

yo

October 22nd, 2011
1:40 pm

squirrel it will take a few years for the new normal to be normal. Till then nothing has changed but a little hickup in the road.

yo

October 22nd, 2011
1:40 pm

Maybe I meant “bump in the road”. LOL

squirrell

October 22nd, 2011
1:41 pm

AVikingFan…..FYI …..Colquitt County’s Linebackers are ALL beast! Three out of four are home-grown boys and the young man from Alabama missed the age date by one week and wanted to play ball his senior year. Honestly, if he would have been a son of any of our’s, we would have found him another place to play in another state. That’s not illegal!

Colquitt has plenty of home-grown talent at every position and most impressive a OL & DL that dominates!

AVikingFan

October 22nd, 2011
1:55 pm

Tree Rat — Think ya’ll are gonna beat Valdosta and Coffee? I can see you handling Coffee ok, but Valdosta, now that’s another thing. I’m not satisfied Colquitt can/will beat the Cats.

squirrell

October 22nd, 2011
2:03 pm

Their just kids and anything can happen.

But, if we play like we did against the Viks, nobody in the state will stop us!

squirrell

October 22nd, 2011
2:06 pm

“They’re”

AVikingFan

October 22nd, 2011
2:07 pm

YO — After that 48 minute 54 second funk we were in, it’s gonna be hard for us to just make the playoffs. Do you know if Tift is playing this week, or are they like us and taking the week off?

I do think we played one of our better games Friday night, except for the last 1:23 seconds when Coffee went down the field, along with a hit out of bounds penalty against Lowndes by a Freshman, and a late hit on the QB penalty against Lowndes by a Sophomore, both giving Coffee 15 yards and first downs, and allowing them to score on a pass on the games’s last play. I know most of our starters were on the bench but still. Dang it, why can’t we play a complete game?

That same Freshman, number 4, playing in his 1st varsity game, reminds many of a Freshman named Greg Reid. In the Boys Club and Middle School he may have been even better than Greg was. His name is Ahman Brown, and he’s gonna be a good one! He was great on Lowndes’ 9th grade team this year!

AVikingFan

October 22nd, 2011
2:09 pm

Tree Rat — I agree 100% with your last comment.

JAB

October 22nd, 2011
2:32 pm

The Stephenson/EC game was a very hard fought game last night; East Coweta is not no easy victory, they are a top team in region 2AAAAA, they came to play and it showed on the field. From what I saw at the game was 2 teams playing their heart out, it is so easy to criticize Stephenson for their poor blocking, coaching etc. But EC defense didn’t stop Stephenson offense and Stephenson defense stepped up when they had to; they stopped EC on their last two offensive possessions and a quarterback sack to end the game. Neither team have anything to hold their heads down; it was a region rivalry and a must win for EC., look at the Broowood/Parkview score it was a win by 4pts. margin (Parkview) a team Stephenson beat 14-3, Hillgrove/McEachern close game, Marist/Tucker close game, Valdosta/Lowdnes close game. Guys Stephenson don’t have to blow teams out to get a win–”I remember when SWD beat Parkview for the state championship, you can say that they should have sent Parkview packing early with Quincy Carter as their QB, but they won the state by a field goal, this is high school football, it happens all the time at the college level. GREAT JOB STEPHENSON ON YOUR WIN & GREAT JOB EAST COWETA COACHING STAFF IN PREPARING YOUR GUYS TO PLAY ON GPB TV AND FOR A PLAYOFF BIRTH, YOU WILL DO WELL, NOTHING TO HOLD YOUR HEADS DOWN ABOUT… GO REGION 2AAAAA., GO STEPHENSON…GO MLK….GO EC…GO NEWNAN…GO LUELLA…GO NEWTON…GO HUGHES…GO WESTLAKE… :)
from a faithful fan of region 2AAAAA

JAB

October 22nd, 2011
2:33 pm

@ Stephenson young quarterback have really matured and growned since the beginning of the year… :)

how 'bout

October 22nd, 2011
2:38 pm

Did I Say That?

October 22nd, 2011
2:39 pm

Did I Say That?

October 22nd, 2011
2:41 pm

Thanks how’ bout

how 'bout

October 22nd, 2011
2:49 pm

@any 2AAAAA fan, doesn’t EC have to beat or tie either MLK or Newnan bc of lost to Westlake in order to make playoffs (that is if Westlake wins out)

@ JAB though the jags pull out the win, their scores mainly came as a result of big plays during their drives while EC’s can as a result of methodically marching down the field. Jags defense spent entirely to much time on the field, don’t know but would like to know how the TOP (time of possession) went last night, anything in your local papers.

…bottom line it will be a pretty tough line to haul if the defense can’t get off the field …especially since this year 2AAAAA gets 1AAAAA and not those cupcakes from 3AAAAA

DeeDawg

October 22nd, 2011
3:00 pm

@JAB…..Your points are well made. We just wanna see the Jags peak going into the playoffs, that’s all. They just appeared to play with less enthusiasm and spirit until the second half. I’m sure you would agree that we want to see our Jags “bring the wood” to opponents. As you stated, we have to “tip your hat” to East Coweta…they kept it close to the very end. I must say that given their situation, and this was a game critical to them making the playoffs, EC played hard, with class, and never lost their cool. There is something to be said when these teams have a tough game and still maintain their composure and sportsmanship. They might very well beat MLK. Very much like our friends in South GA region 1AAAAA, 2AAAAA has multiple “great” teams capable of winning it all this year.

MIGHTY LION KING

October 22nd, 2011
3:00 pm

not boosting my team too much or jynxing any of there chances in play-offs but last nite , i must say MLK look pretty guud last nite.. But its as i said last wk, we were out for revenge and we know what we have to do to win this region title..NEWNAN is a fairly guud team and i wouldnt put anything past them into getting in the play-offs..Jamonde Hunter did his thing on the rushing gain, and Jonquel Dawson(QB) and Blake Tibbs(WR) was like a jr TOM BRADY and RANDY MOSS last nite.. Blake was catching bombs from all over the field.. Defense was a lil shaky at first but when that second half came, its like all the defensive player’s individual momentum was on fire lol (MADDEN) all out good game though as the lions cruised over a 41-17 win over NEWNAN .. shouts out to STEPHENSON for winning their game too.. keep that undefeated record for 11/04/11.. Cant wait to see that CHAMPION -CITY CLASSIC!! -from the LION’S DEN!

MIGHTY LION KING

October 22nd, 2011
3:04 pm

EC YOU’RE UP NEXT!!

Wildcat Guy

October 22nd, 2011
3:32 pm

Oh where oh where di that smart Coffee Trojan fan go! He called me stupid for predicting that Lowdnes would beat Coffee 35 – 3. Now I look pretty smart and not stupid! Who looks stupid now!

Sideline Dude

October 22nd, 2011
4:02 pm

Well, it’s the last regular season game this week & Tift County faces another must-win situation in order to make it as the number 4 playoff seed in a five team region. This has become the norm over the past three years & shouldn’t be happening with the talent the Blue Devils have. It all comes down to bad coaching. Jay Walls needs to move on & let’s get in another regime who can better use the talent.

NGHS 09

October 22nd, 2011
4:56 pm

NG’s defense is a force to be reckoned with. Nobody has held Mill Creek under 30 points when their QB Russ plays the whole game. They scored in the last 50 seconds of the game on NG’s 2nd string secondary.Not bragging about holding them 7 points, just pointing out that NG only allowed 56 yds on the ground. Front seven for the Bulldogs is the real deal.

NGHS 09

October 22nd, 2011
5:04 pm

The reality of the EC vs Stephenson game is that EC’s play calling in the second half cost them the game. Stephenson has to many weapons so you better be creative on offense to outscore them.

JAB

October 22nd, 2011
5:23 pm

I agree this one thing about Stephenson; the coaching staff has to step their game plan up for the next 8 games if they are going to be state champions. Eight more games including 2 more region games Jaguars, Come on Stephenson, this is your year, make us proud!!! :)

luella

October 22nd, 2011
5:27 pm

AJC…you need to edit your update….Luella beat Langston Hughes 20-13. You had the whole summary WRONG!!!!!!!!!

BrownWildcat

October 22nd, 2011
7:59 pm

So in my 9 years of living in the U.S. and keeping tabs on high school football, I must say, this is the first year I actually see Lowndes and Valdosta supporters actually respecting each others teams. Like, I don’t think I may have seen a Lowndes fan say ‘Colquitt will have a hard time going up against the cats before,’ well atleast not on this forum. It may have to do with the outcome of the Winnersville Classic this year, but still. I must say, I am very pleased. And ‘AVikingFan’ thanks for staying classy.

JAGUAR FAN

October 22nd, 2011
8:07 pm

@JAB….Good points made and taken..just like deedawg said,we just want to see the jags start peaking right now. EC is a very good team and in my opinion the best team we’ve faced so far this season. I have a feeling we will see a much more hungry jaguar team ready to get after it against the Newnan Cougars. LET’S GO JAGS!! LET’S GET IT!!!

JAB

October 22nd, 2011
9:13 pm

Well said JAGUAR FAN!!! :)

Camden74

October 22nd, 2011
10:35 pm

Stephenson Fans…….Don’t get your hopes up! That defense I saw last night won’t cut it! :-)

GO CATS GO!!!!!!!

October 23rd, 2011
2:37 am

@JAB – What year did SWD win a state title with Quincy Carter at QB? I know SWD got beat by Valdosta in the semifinal in 94, which was Quincy Carters senior year at SWD. Colquitt beat Valdosta in the state title game that year!!!!

NGHS 09

October 23rd, 2011
4:27 am

@ Camden74…Agreed about the Stephenson D. They cannot play that lathargic in the playoffs and expect to get past the 2nd round.