Cedartown’s Chubb churns the yardage

One of the first things Cedartown coach Scott Hendrix wants people to know about junior running back Nick Chubb is his GPA: 3.7.

“He’s not just a kid who plays football,” said Hendrix.

Chubb has a lot of other numbers going for him, too. After rushing for more than 1,600 yards a year ago, Chubb opened the 2012 campaign with a 363 yard effort against county rival Rockmart in a 40-14 wins. Chubb carried 30 times, scoring on runs of 91, 64, 30 and 5 yards.

“We’d like to keep his carries around 25,” Hendrix said. “But he’s a phenomenal back and he doesn’t get real tired. [But] you can’t give him the ball that many times. We do have a long season.”

Hendrix said Chubb had 29 carries in the first half against Rockmart, and the coach’s approach was to keep running his bellcow until the opponent stopped him.

A big bart of the equation was that Cedartown returned all but one starter from its offensive line in 2011 …

Spreading the wealth at Westside: Westside-Macon routed Central-Macon 69-7 Friday night, which was nothing new – the Seminoles improved to 11-0 all-time against their cross-town foe, and they’ve scored at least 40 points six times in those games – but it was by no means a one-man show. Eight players scored touchdowns for Westside, including two each from Daniel Hall and David James, and they found the end zone by run, pass, kickoff return and punt return …

Turnaround alert: Liberty County went 2-8 last year, a record that usually brings a quick dismissal. But it’s not like the Panthers weren’t competitive. They lost five games by a touchdown or less, a fact that seems to gain significance after a 13-7 season-opening win over county rival Bradwell Institute …

Reversing the tables: Columbia’s 20-15 win over Cedar Grove looks like a sign of good things to come for the Eagles. Not only did they hold the explosive Saints and quarterback Johnathan McCrary to 15 points, but they avenged a 34-0 loss at the hands of Cedar Grove last year …

Streak over: Cass had lost 12 straight games before beating Adairsville 33-27 last week in the first game between the two Bartow County schools since 2007. It was the third straight win in the series for the Colonels, who have beaten the Tigers eight times in the past 10 meetings …

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