Top-ranked Northside impressive in opener

Here’s a recap of the big stories in Class AAAAA from Week 2:

*The big victory: Northside-Warner Robins justified its No. 1 ranking with a 45-7 rout of No. 10 Flowery Branch. The teams were tied 7-7 at halftime, but Northside broke the game open with three touchdowns in the third quarter. Keshun Hill had 59 yards receiving and 41 rushing and scored three touchdowns, according to the Macon Telegraph. The 45 points were the most scored by Northside in a season-opener since beating Campbell 48-25 in 2000. Next up for Northside is Veterans at home on Thursday.

*The tough loss: No. 9 Thomas County Central had 395 yards and punted only once but lost 35-33 to Colquitt County, the seventh-ranked team in Class AAAAAA. Thomas County Central’s Deondre Cooksey scored four touchdowns – a 98-yard kickoff return, a 5-yard run, an 18-yard run and a 78-yard pass from Adam Choice, who also had a touchdown on a 39-yard run. The Yellow Jackets cut the lead to 35-33 with 3:40 remaining, but Colquitt County ran out the clock.

*The strange play: Jenkins, a 4-6 team a year ago, is off to a 2-0 start and will continue to win if it keeps making plays like it did in its 27-0 victory against Beach. Early in the first quarter, Beach blocked a Jenkins punt, but the Warriors’ Larry Williams ended up with the loose ball and ran 80 yards for a touchdown, according to the Savannah Morning News. Jenkins quarterback Paris Baker, the star of the Warriors’ 21-21 victory over Savannah Christian last week, missed the game with an ankle injury.

*The rough start: The 2012 season has not gone the way the coaches in Region 4-AAAAA Division B would have liked as the five teams in the subregion are 1-4. Whitewater opened the season last week with a 41-3 loss to Coffee. On Friday, Starr’s Mill was routed by North Cobb 42-3, Northgate lost to Heritage-Conyers 9-7 and Creekside lost to Hughes 26-14. The one bright spot was McIntosh (1-9 last season), which crushed North Springs 51-3.

*Notable: Cambridge, a new school in north Fulton County, played its first game in school history but came up short in a 48-0 loss to Riverwood. … New Manchester, a second-year school in Douglasville, beat Lithia Springs 14-7 to move to 2-0 overall and in Region 5-AAAAA. The Jaguars have not lost a varsity game, winning both of their contests last season.

19 comments Add your comment

Christopher Postell

September 1st, 2012
7:19 am

Northside of Warner Robins looked very impressive lastnight agaisnt a good
flowery Branch team. Not sure if anybody in Class AAAAA can hang with them this year. Wish Grayson and Northside would play. Both teams has the size, athletes and coaching. I am glad to see a team from Georgia beat a team from Florida on any level.

DekalbFootball

September 1st, 2012
10:17 am

SWD with another shut out. SWD vs King next week. #PantherNation

TJ Morris

September 1st, 2012
10:28 am

Northside is looking very good this year. Flowery branch was ranked the no. 4 team and they beat them this bad dang watch out everybody in 5A.

Darich Icom

September 1st, 2012
12:23 pm

East Paulding, observations:
Discipline and Organization of Coaching staff was terrible in regards to the previous Coaching staff, and has stemmed down to the players. Program is headed back to the old East Paulding prior to the winning years. Head Coach was disengaged and unaware of several opportunities happening on the field and sideline. There were several instances where the players were confused on the field once a coordinator would call a signal and the head coach would finally become engaged and attempt to change something. COACHING has FAILED the extremely great talent on this team. The win came on the instinct of the players but should have never been this close. Players were unconditioned several had leg cramps. The starting Quarterback (great athelete) played defensive back and was the punt returner, absolutely shows the inexperience of the Head Coach. Quarterback was winded due to playing both ways and went out with leg cramps and Head coach was unaware. Back up quarterback was not ready or briefed by the coach and fumbled the first exchange. Poor coaching led to fans disappointment with this young mans opportunity. Head coach was more concerned with politics with the asst principal and interaction than the game. This never happened under the previous coach due to the understanding of his position and discipline and respect for his program and his responsibility to his players. Head coach needs to gain discipline and organization upon himself, instill the same on his staff and this will in turn be projected by the players. No corrective action taken immediately on mistakes made by the players. TRULY DISAPPOINTED AFTER A VERY ORGANIZED AND DISCIPLINED PREVIOUS 6 YEARS. The Head Coach truly has failed this program and will continue to do so if he does not make the necessary changes quickly. The Atheletic Director needs to get involved to ensure a great program is not disentigrated. GREAT WIN PLAYERS!! YOU GUYS KNOW WHAT TO DO, KEEP MOVING FORWARD!!

blu eagle

September 1st, 2012
9:51 pm

NSWR after getting untracked from some of the homecooking refs looked like they will do well this year.With it being the first game against a good opponent in a hostile environment, they had an excellent game.They might as well stick to the rush and get better at the passing game.I can tell you one thing that dilli dilli kid gave me the willy nilly”s !

yo

September 2nd, 2012
10:08 am

Unfortunately for NSWR they usually aren’t so impessive in their closer any more. :-)

blu eagle

September 2nd, 2012
10:53 am

NSWR will finish it this year as they run the gauntlet and again prove why they are still the #5 dynasty in the state, BABY! Chew on that!

the real #1

September 2nd, 2012
11:08 am

for whatever it’s worth Yo is an idiot

Doc1

September 2nd, 2012
11:30 am

MLK will not win many games this year. This will be a rebuilding year.

Camden74

September 2nd, 2012
4:47 pm

NSWR…….Sure wish you guys would come back to Region 1! :-)

yo

September 2nd, 2012
10:24 pm

Camden, Whitewater (at the Mac and in AAAA), Tucker (at the Mac and in AAAA). 2012 (will it happen at the Mac or another Camden like butt kicking at the Dome?)

TJ Morris

September 3rd, 2012
12:15 am

Like i said we are talking about this year and northside is a different team they are going to whoop tucker by touchdowns if tucker makes it to the cahmpionship because i know northside is going to be there. If northside was in region 1 AAAAAA we would whoop every team even camden.

Avery Edwards

September 3rd, 2012
12:38 am

Camden has nothing to brag about besides a football team. At least Northside is in a city where the men and women don’t look exactly the same and the literacy rate is above the crime rate. Northside put Flowery Branch to shame so I think it’s save to say we’re looking at a clean sweep in the regular season and then sheer domination in the playoffs. AAAAA crown is coming to eagle country.

TJ Morris

September 3rd, 2012
12:40 am

Finally somebody that understands

blu eagle

September 3rd, 2012
12:36 pm

Yo, you sir need to stick to the south where the state bird is the gnat and losing to Camden County will be a habit you all will get used to.

Reeze

September 3rd, 2012
1:32 pm

Do listen to Yo , he’s just stirring the pot….Besides I hear he’s really a closet Eagle fan….I heard from a reliable source that when everyones fast asleep at night he struts around the house in Blue ,Orange and white Northside nighties , with matching lace panties of course.

Camden74

September 3rd, 2012
3:07 pm

Avery Edwards….That’s quite a mouthful coming from an inbreeder like you…… :-)

"THE CANNON RULES"

September 4th, 2012
8:58 am

@ Chip Saye / AJC…

Why do the post keeping fading in and out…this blog had many other post and they are now gone (mine included)?

Gamer

September 6th, 2012
12:52 pm

Yo is an old man of yester-year still trying to make a statement. His team is in AAAAAA, yet he goes to all classifications to make negative comments about wining teams he really has no connections. Feel sorry for him!