Walton 35, Brookwood 24

Tyren Jones gave Alabama fans a little peek of what might be soon coming their way. The Crimson Tide commitment ran 26 times for 254 yards and scored five touchdowns Saturday to help Class AAAAAA No. 4 Walton to a 35-24 win over unranked Brookwood in the Corky Kell Kickoff Classic at the Georgia Dome.

It was only the second time in five meetings that Walton, ranked fourth in has managed to beat the Broncos, the first since a 14-9 win in the 2008 Kickoff Classic. It was Walton’s fifth victory in the showcase event.

Jones, who led the state with 2,375 rushing yards a year ago, scored on a runs of 71, 1, 48, 6 and 52 yards. He also caught two passes for 11 yards.

Brookwood was led by senior Jamaal Cole, who ran 25 times for 172 yards and two touchdowns.

Walton stunned Brookwood with an onside kick to start the game. No Brookwood player ever touched the ball, which was recovered by kicker Anthony Price at the Brookwood 48. But Walton wasted the momentum, as a holding penalty pushed the Raiders back and Brookwood’s defense forced a punt.

The punt was fumbled and recovered by Walton’s T’Dwan Robinson inside the 10. But Walton’s joy was short-lived. An inadvertent whistle by an official caused the down to be replayed and this time the punt was shanked and Brookwood took over at the 32.

The Broncos took advantage and In typical Brookwood fashion drove the ball 11 plays on the ground to the 6 before stalling and settling for Brandon Morrow’s 26-yard field goal and a 3-0 lead.

Walton wasted little time regaining the momentum.. On third-and-1, Jones broke free, juked his way through the Brookwood defense and ran 71 yards for a score. It was an omen of things to come.

The Raiders set up their next score after Jordan Davoudpour intercepted Zach Moon’s pass at the 37. Blake Montz had applied pressure and Sabastian Covelo tipped the pass at the line. Montz was a thorn for Brookwood all night and had a part in at least three sacks.

Walton got 19 yards from Jones on the first play, but took six more snaps to score. Jones ran it over left tackle for a 1-yard touchdown, giving the Raiders a 14-3 lead with 8:17 left in the first half.

Brookwood answered with a 90-yard scoring drive. Aided by a 15-yard roughing penalty and surviving a fumble, the Broncos scored on a 19-yard run by Cole, who got a good block from Eric Rawls as he turned the corner. The touchdown cut Walton’s lead to 14-10 with 4:05 remaining.

Jones picked up the pace again in the second half, he added a touchdown on a 48-yard run to complete an 80-yard drive to open the third quarter and then carried all four times on Walton’s ensuing 34-yard touchdown drive. The score came on a 6-yard run where it appeared Jones was going to be tackled for a 5-yard loss. But he shook free, make a terrific spin move and wound up in the end zone, giving Walton a 28-10 lead with 7:38 remaining.

Brookwood hung close with a touchdown with 11:38 remaining. A clutch 17-yard pass from Moon to Ky Priester set up Cole for a 3-yard scoring run that made it 28-17. But Walton quickly took away any chance of a Brookwood comeback by answering with a six-play drive that ended when Jones scored on a 52-yard run.

Walton’s biggest problem was penalties. The Raiders had five 15-yarders and were called for holding three times.

Brookwood – 3 – 7- 0 – 14 – — 24

Walton – 7 – 7 – 14 – 7 — 35

B – FG Brandon Morrow 26

W – Tyren Jones 71 run (Anthony Price kick)

W – Jones 1 run (Price kick)

B – Jamaal Cole 19 run (Morrow kick)

W – Jones 48 run (Price kick)

W – Jones 6 run (Price kick)

B – Cole 2 run (Morrow kick)

W – Jones 52 run (Price kick)

B – Ky Priester 25 pass from Zach Moon (Morrow kick)

63 comments Add your comment

Texas Pete

August 26th, 2012
12:14 am

In before “ROLL TIDE”

slim065

August 26th, 2012
12:25 am

Can Walton do it again this year relying on Tyren to carry that much of the load? I think they said he had just a bit over 300 yards on 30+ carries on the broadcast. I realize when you have a player that good he is going to be a workhorse, but if a team can get penetration like Grayson last year (and Hillgrove in the scrimmage…though that was just a scrimmage) they seem to come to a sudden stop.

Also, not sure I agree with them on the broadcast that Walton is “head and shoulders” better than the rest of the region. Milton looks to have a good team, Etowah normally plays a good brand of football and I think Roswell will be better this year. And Lassiter is sitting there in early October for what I think is the likely region title game and what seems primed to be an offense that could rival the Mason-led attack from 2009, but with a better defense.

Will definitely be an interesting season if the first 2 days are any indication from the state.

Camden74

August 26th, 2012
12:44 am

Tyren Jones, Corky Kell Classic MVP! :-)

BullDawg Rick

August 26th, 2012
1:38 am

The AAAAAA Championship Still runs thur Gwinnett Co……. Grayson… Or Brookwood!!

BamaBornDukie

August 26th, 2012
3:29 am

Jones actually had 31 carries, 302 yards and 5 TDs [and not the 26 for 254 listed in the article].

only a matter of time

August 26th, 2012
9:11 am

that was a great performance he put on. He clowned on a pretty decent Brookwood defense. McEachern will have their hands full. I was not going to stay for the second game next week at the Big Chicken Classic but now
I think I’ll stay and watch the “fireworks.”

FridayNightLightsFan

August 26th, 2012
9:40 am

@Camden74 – I agree 100%

Best team I saw yesterday = Camden
Best player = Tyren Jones by far.

Reg

August 26th, 2012
9:50 am

Looking forward to seeing Tyren Jones in Tuscaloosa

Just a Fan

August 26th, 2012
9:55 am

Camden appears to have the speed and versatility it take for a very good season.Jones is great but a team cant depend on one player when the going gets tougher(playoffs).Congrats to Walton however-a class team for sure.Next weeks Camden game will be over in the first quarter-Vanguard of Ocala couldnt play with Carrollton last year.

JeffyW

August 26th, 2012
11:16 am

I missed the game, but there appeared to be a lot of flags against Walton. Legit or judgement calls?

Camden74

August 26th, 2012
11:18 am

A one man team will not win the Class 6A Title……..Walton had better find a second, third horse to ride! :-)

Camden74

August 26th, 2012
11:26 am

One more thing. I believe Tyren Jones is by far, the BEST running back in the state.He has a combination of power, speed and quickness that’s unmatched. But, IMO, J.J. Green is the BEST all around football player in the state! The thing that sets J.J. apart from everyone else is his ability to make a MAJOR difference on offense, defense and special teams……… :-D

slim065

August 26th, 2012
11:50 am

@JeffyW:

To me the flags against Walton all seemed legit. I missed the first half of the 3rd quarter, but Walton’s personal fouls during the game happened right in front of refs (I think 3 or 4 of those and then one pass interference for 15 yards?). So that was a lot of the penalty yardage there.

If Brookwood could have capitalized on some of the extra chances they had game would have likely been much closer…though I think at that point Jones may have been pushing for 400 yards so…

SportsFan

August 26th, 2012
12:12 pm

Camden was by far the best team yesterday not much else to say on that point.

Not sure what Grayson is yet.

Walton has a 2nd horse Parker now they have to find someone he can throw it to.
Walton problem is there Defense against the pass. Not sure if they can handle Lassiter’s passing attack.

[...] connect on shorter passes in a balanced attack from the Raiders. The Raiders would go on to win the contest with the Brookwood Broncos 35-24.  The Raiders will take on McEachern this coming Friday. [...]

savannadawg

August 26th, 2012
12:41 pm

Brookwood’s coach aloud that game to get out of hand. Brookwood should have lined up in a power set offense and kept running straight at Walton. Stupid crap letting that QB try to throw the ball. Shaun Mcgee needed to be moved to MLB so he possibly could have gotten an angle on Jones and/or picked his spot on the LOS to penetrate through. You have to put your best players in a formation that will pay you the best dividends. and don’t get me wrong here. I am not a Brookwood fan. This is totally outside observation from the boob tube. I guess I’m just pissed at the PBS announcer Tyre Gil, I could not possibly believe that one human being could have such a crush on another human being, but if Tyren Jones was in the booth with him I honestly think he would melt. It was discusting how many time I heard Tyren Jones was going to the University of Alabama. That guy should be fired for acting like that on television.

Observer

August 26th, 2012
1:30 pm

From what i know personally walton is a very young team they lost over 10 seniors last year they are replacing almost every receiver their fullback both safeties a corner and most of their o-line penalties are to be expected.

Fletch

August 26th, 2012
1:31 pm

Tyren….please come to Athens and help the state of Georgia get it’s first Nat’l Championship in over 30 years. With yourself, Ramsey and Green, it’s a real possibility. You guys would be royalty in this state for generations to come because it been so long in coming. At Bama?…with their recent success, you wouldn’t reach the same heights as if you pulled it off at UGA. Grantham has the “D” covered so come to the Dawgs and keep all the O-studs here at home…TO BRING IT HOME!!!

hs football fan

August 26th, 2012
1:51 pm

Walton is a young team having lost most of the O-line and quite a bit of defense. The Blaylocks, Jim Hogue and Koty Allen were driving forces on the defense as well as Davis, Radakovich and Lord on the offense. Time will tell how well they have filled the holes int he team but they got good performancs out of Jones, McLeod, Kublanow and Montz. The brookwood game showed improvement over the hillgrove scrimmage.Look forward to a great season!

OMG

August 26th, 2012
2:09 pm

Fletch, I assume you meant to say “help the University of Georgia get its first Nat’l Championship in over 30 years.” The state of Georgia has had a couple of schools win national titles within that time frame.

Fletch

August 26th, 2012
2:32 pm

OMG-

Tyren will know what I’m talkin’ about. UGA “RUNS this state.”

Bill Dawg

August 26th, 2012
3:06 pm

It’s funny how guys like Chad Simmons at scout keep saying other RBs in the state are better RBs. Tyren is the best RB in the state. I don’t understand how Chad keeps his job when he misses on top talent every year in Georgia. I guess if they aren’t going to UGA they must not be good players.

Tuba

August 26th, 2012
3:14 pm

Brookwood wasn’t that impressive and they still scored 24 points. Hillgrove and Grayson already showed how to stop T Jones and Walton. Walton will make play offs at 7-3 with a 3 seed as long as Tyren stays healthy. If he goes down they they lose every game remaining.

Observer

August 26th, 2012
3:38 pm

Tuba,
Did you even watch the game? 1.They took Tyren and most of the offensive/defensive players with 9 minutes left in the game when the score was 35-10 Brookwood still had its starters in don’t believe me? check GPB or just watch the game again. 2.If you wanna get technical about scrimmages Walton also lost its preseason scrimmage to Norcross last year when they went to the state finals and Jones was also held in that game its preseason its basically a tune up get over it Jones is a workhorse but if nothing else he’s a performer when the games on the line he gets it done watch just about every time Walton got in trouble last year Jones came through somehow some way.

waltonfan

August 26th, 2012
5:34 pm

Observer….the score was never 35-10. It was, however, 35-17 when Brookwood scored the final td with less than 30 seconds left against back ups. I was glad to see the starters get pulled when they did.

uwillbtuckedaway

August 26th, 2012
6:43 pm

Tyren Jones is fun to watch!!

Football Fan

August 26th, 2012
9:28 pm

bksmith14

August 26th, 2012
10:16 pm

BullDawg Rick …………….maybe grayson…but not brookwood……and over the last decade it has run through the south…….last 2 years the north has won………but that wont continue………someone out of region 1 6aaaaaa will win it this year……….i feel we have the best chance we have had in 2 years

bksmith14

August 26th, 2012
10:20 pm

camden74…………lowndes has a youngman name tiquan lang that is just as good if not better on defense than green ,,,he is as fast if not faster……and is as good as green also…..and a d-1 recruit……you will see him on nov 2nd…….jj green is one fine player though……but we got a guy who is right there on par with him

anti-atty

August 27th, 2012
9:34 am

NO Tv station or the AJC even mentioned the score of the Walton-Brookwood game Sunday am. I understand the film crews not staying…but they could have AT LEAST given the score of the game. That’s the lousy state of news reporting in Atlanta today! Just cancelled AJC subscription…doesn’t give the news!

Clip Board Holder

August 27th, 2012
9:47 am

Parker Mcloed is so lucky to have Tyren Jones on his team.

RealTalk

August 27th, 2012
10:01 am

1. The title might come thru Gwinnett and Grayson, Brookwood will not be there, they are averag at best.

2.Brookwood’s defense is not good…they are small and got pushed around.

RealTalk

August 27th, 2012
10:05 am

@Camden, Alvin Kamara of Norcross is better than Tyren Jones…He is the #1 rate in state; he is bigger, faster, stronger. He wuld run for 400 against Bwood.

Fletch

August 27th, 2012
11:17 am

^^
Haters gonna hate..lol

Football Fan

August 27th, 2012
11:37 am

@Real Talk…Alvin is not bigger…’know Tyren personally and sat next to and Talked to Alvin in dome on Saturday ( he was there for Camden game)… Tyren is 205 while Alvin said he fluctuates between 195-198. He is faster but would question stronger. You can go verify with Walton strength coach but Jones benches 325 and squats 550. He can rep 225 16 times as a HS senior (that’s on par with a lot of backs who were at this years NFL combine. Finally depends on what recruiting service you are referencing when you say who is rated #1 in state. Most have Jones rated #1.

RealTalk

August 27th, 2012
2:36 pm

Kamara-5′ 10″ Weight: 198 lbs. Run the 40: 4.36 seconds

Jones-Height: 5-9 Weight: 200

Kamara is bigger, as in taller, they are pretty much the same weight. Kamara breaks tackles and run people over, he is the stronger runner and better more explosive back, end of story.

RealTalk

August 27th, 2012
2:37 pm

@football fan

Kamara is taller, same weight 205
vs. 200, he is faster, and more explosive, he is just better.

Real

August 27th, 2012
2:39 pm

Kamara is taller, 5′10, same weight 200 vs. 205, faster (4.38), more explosive, just the better back.

#1 ranked RB in GA per Rivals.com

BamaBornDukie

August 27th, 2012
3:36 pm

@Real Talk….I’ve been involved in assessing RBs for 15 years….in fact my buddy that I started scouting with in the late 1990s is a Regional Scout with the New England Patriots and I consult with him, giving him my opinion on college prospects that should be given a closer look.

NOT that I value Rivals as their analysts are CLUELESS….but Rivals has Tyren Jones ranked ahead of Alvin Kamara. With that said, I’ll take my evaluations for RBs over ANY of those recruiting organizations. In terms of recruiting organizations, 247Sports is the best at evaluations along with TheRinger.com

IF you are going to get online making comments….make LEGIT ones and stop fabricating information. Show me a profile that has Alvin Kamara listed at 205. Also, Kamara ran a 4.55 at the Nike Opening in Oregon in July.

I’m taking Tyren Jones over ANY RB in the nation. No doubt Kamara is a great player….but Tyren Jones is the #1 RB in the nation based on Alabama’s Evaluations as well as mine.

GHS#22

August 27th, 2012
3:42 pm

Not sure whose better between the two RB, but I’m sure about what happen in the Dome last State Championship game.

GHS#22

August 27th, 2012
3:44 pm

I wonder if Saban was watching that game…………….

BamaBornDukie

August 27th, 2012
3:46 pm

I’m also sure Tyren Jones had 74 yards on 16 carries……while Grayson was allowing TEAMS 33 rushing yards per game before the Walton Game. Jones’ 74 yards were by far the most any 1 player achieved against Grayson last season, 2011.

Some people have no “relative” perspective. If I’m in a Graduate Program at Harvard and the professor gives an Exam so hard that the “average” grade in the class is a 33 and I score a 74….am I a bad student because I achieved a 74 or am I great student because I scored the highest grade on the exam and was 41 points above the average?

RealTalk

August 27th, 2012
3:58 pm

Kamara is taller, faster, and giving up 5 pounds according to you. I’ll stick with Kamara.

Fletch

August 27th, 2012
3:59 pm

^^^

Haters gonna hate..haha

GHS#22

August 27th, 2012
4:07 pm

BamaBornDukie………

Cute, but what Bama born is a graduate student at Havard?

JK could help the Bama jab………

Anyway, Ty had one lucky run for 55 yards during that game. So do the math. without that ONE run what would his average been on 15 carries and 19 yards?

realtalk

August 27th, 2012
4:08 pm

having pc issues, my bad on the repeats.

BamaBornDukie

August 27th, 2012
4:09 pm

@Real Talk….what does “taller” matter for a RB? Maurice Jones- Drew (5′6 1/2″) and Ray Rice (5′8″) were #1 and #2 respectively in the NFL in rushing yards in 2011. The top 3 ALL-Time rushers, Emmitt Smith (5′9″), Walter Payton (5′9 1/2″), Barry Sanders (5′8″). The top RB selected in the 2011 NFL Draft, Mark Ingram (5′9″). 2012 Draft, Trent Richardson (5′9″) .

Read this article….

http://www.sports-central.org/sports/2011/03/15/does_size_matter_for_running_backs-print.php

So again, I ask….what advantage does a taller RB have? Statistics show that 5′9″ is ideal…and anything beyond that is a negative for a RB.

RESEARCH is your friend..

BamaBornDukie

August 27th, 2012
4:10 pm

@GHS#22…..No, I was born in Alabama and attended Duke University. It’s a “decent” school, not quite UGA or anything but it was the best I could do.

realtalk

August 27th, 2012
4:10 pm

@Bama, Take your time and using your Alabama education to read the post. I said Jones is 205, Kamara is 200, it’s 5 pounds.

And you evaluate RB’s? Evaluate them for whom? Give me abreak.

realtalk

August 27th, 2012
4:13 pm

Look you like that he is going to Alabama we get it…Have you ever seen Kamara play against better competetion in Region 7? Kamara is Adrian Peterson, Jones is Mark Ingram.