McIntosh off to program-best 3-0 start

Here’s a recap of some of the big stories in Class AAAA from Week 4:

*Look who’s 3-0: The best record in Region 4-AAAAA belongs to … McIntosh? Yep. The Chiefs are 3-0 for the first time in the program’s 31-year history after beating Ola 14-6. Ian Timmins returned a fumble for a touchdown and Andrew Johnson threw a TD pass to Duke Kinnamon as McIntosh took a 14-0 lead and held on, according to the Fayette Citizen. The Chiefs, who were 1-9 last year and lost to Ola in overtime in the regular-season finale, won three or fewer games in 20 of their previous 30 seasons. McIntosh will play Drew next weekend.

*Big night for Watson: Granted, it came against a Winder-Barrow team that has now lost 27 consecutive games, but Gainesville had a great debut in 8-AAAAA after moving up from Class AAA with a 69-0 victory. Junior quarterback Deshaun Watson played only the first half as Gainesville built a 62-0 lead, but he was 16-for-16 passing for 331 yards and seven touchdowns and had 41 yards and a TD rushing, according to the Gainesville Times. Next up for Gainesville is Apalachee, which was off on Friday.

*Region 5-AAAAA title to be decided on Nov. 9: Allatoona and seventh-ranked East Paulding emerged from Friday’s games as the only undefeated teams in the region, and they appear likely to stay that way heading into the season-finale at East Paulding. Allatoona, which reached the state quarterfinals in Class AAA, knocked off the region’s other undefeated team with a 39-17 victory over Rome. East Paulding routed Paulding County 52-0 and has outscored its opponents 139-17 in the first three games.

*Warner Robins loses another tight one to Peach: Warner Robins dropped its third consecutive game against middle Georgia rival Peach County, and for the second straight year it was a difficult one to swallow. Last year Peach drove for the winning touchdown with less than two minutes to play for a 7-6 victory. This time, Peach County held on for a 29-24 victory despite giving up almost 400 yards of total offense. Warner Robins turned the ball over twice near midfield in the fourth quarter, and the Demons were stopped on a fourth-down play at the Peach 10-yard line early in the third, according to the Macon Telegraph.

*Notable: Riverwood is 3-0 for the first time since 2005 after a 59-13 victory over North Springs. … No. 6 Warner Robins was one of two ranked AAAAA teams to lose on Friday. The other was No. 3 Kell, which dropped a 42-13 decision against Class AAAAAA No. 4 Lassiter. … Arabia Mountain continues to impress despite its 0-2 start in Region 6-AAAAA. The Rams dropped a respectable 39-20 decision against top-ranked Tucker a week after losing to No. 5 Stephenson 28-18.

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THE "CANNON RULES"!!

September 15th, 2012
10:30 am

@ Chip Saye…

Actually the EAST / Paulding County score was 42 / 0 not 52 / 0…EAST play JV squad in the 2nd half with a running clock going to keep the score from getting run up. Paulding County has a lot of issues to deal with, they really should be a much better team than they are, and it was disappointing to look across the field at the visitors side and see it barely half full.

Nice to be sitting at the top of the Region and EAST is looking better each week, BUT it’s still hard to know how good either the RAIDERS or ALLATOONA really are…

ALLATOONA has beat WOODLAND – BARTOW 45 / 20, PAULDING COUNTY 36 / 0 and now ROME 39 / 17…and if not for two long kick-off returns they would have beat ROME 39 / 3!!!

EAST on the other hand has beat NORTH PAULDING 38 / 17, WOODLAND – BARTOW 49 / 0, and PAULDING COUNTY 42 / 0.

As each team has beat the same opponents already we can only compare the ROME / NORTH PAULDING wins and at this point I give ROME a “slight” edge as the better team, BUT ROME plays at NORTH PAULDING on Oct. 12th…that game may show a lot about the REGION 5 standings.

So another good night in “THE BONEYARD”, the “CANNON” fired ALL night long!

Next week on the road against New Manchester…

TICK…TICK…TICK…BOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOM!!!
GO RAIDERS!!!!

BcS2010

September 15th, 2012
11:31 am

Arabia is better then I thought!! But they won’t make the playoffs!! MLK is exactly like I thought they would be. Mays played them great 29-23 and mays had big plays against this defense..tucker should win the region I dont see MLK or Stephenson beating tucker.

FridayNightLightsFan

September 15th, 2012
11:55 pm

East Paulding is looking better. I do agree with Cannon Rules that they don’t look to be where they should be yet. But I was glad to see some passing game again from Mitchel Webb. He is a beast. Loved the play Webb was leading multi blocks down the field.

Reeze

September 16th, 2012
5:04 am

Saye……Mcintosh opponents are a combined 1-8 thru 3 weeks …..Tucker , Northside ,TCC ,EP and others are playing somme good ball and Mcintosh is the best header ?…….Time to get this AAAAA board rolling , we are not welcome in the AAAAAA board.

"J"

September 16th, 2012
8:57 am

Mr. Saye this blog stinks….can’t you smell it? As Reeze just stated, You keep recording scores and dialogue about any and all teams but the top two in 5A. You have not written about either of Tucker’s wins in the last two weeks. As I’ve said before, the media seems to be bias toward reporting the North Cobb, North Fulton and all of Gwinnett County Football. Can’t teams like Northside- WR, Tucker and Stephenson get their scores even mentioned in your round-up? Here it is Sunday and you have yet to print any of their accomplishments this week? Take a hint from your 6A author…. give credit where its rightfully due!

FridayNightLightsFan

September 16th, 2012
9:35 am

Saye,

Keep up the good work.

North vs. South...Go Dekalb!

September 16th, 2012
2:13 pm

I agree so much with J and Reeze. Step it up Mr. Saye….so far this blog stinks. What you write is not bad, ….but certainly you know which teams everyone is looking at and want to talk about in 5A and so far it’s been a disappointment.

Go Dekalb!

September 16th, 2012
3:17 pm

To add to “J’s statement, in addition, certainly the MLK vs Mays game also deserved at least some mention this week.

Dekalb County Guy

September 16th, 2012
4:46 pm

Well early in the year, they try to give a little pub to the other teams. I hope they play well. but I think Northgate and Whitewater are playing tougher schedules and McIntosh wont see the playoffs, so might as well give them a little print time now before they start losing.

Reeze

September 17th, 2012
5:41 am

David

September 17th, 2012
10:06 am

You failed to mention who McIntosh played in those three games (1-8 combined record), and do not be surprised if they lose the rest of their games and end up 3-7. The only team that they have left on their schedule that they can beat is Mundy’s Mill and that is not a sure win either. Hope they enjoyed the ride while it lasted!

C'mon Man!

September 17th, 2012
12:02 pm

David…..your a Jack Wagon. No…..better yet…..your a &&&&&&&&&&&&&, %%%%%, you little piece of $$$$. Your best bet is to go crawl under the rock you came from you @@@-***, 5′7″ ^^^-!!!!.

David

September 17th, 2012
1:22 pm

Cum on man, obviously you did not go to McIntosh because the graduates from McIntosh seem more educated than you. I guess what they say is true, the truth hurts.

That Dude Says...

September 17th, 2012
2:04 pm

People talking about McIntosh’s opponents being 1-8 don’t get it. McIntosh has always been awful. McIntosh rarely wins 3 games a year. Back in 92 and 93 I don’t remember which news channel it was but they always made it a point to show the McIntosh score because of McIntosh’s losing streak.

TJ Morris

September 17th, 2012
3:21 pm

So northside beats westside and dont get any press thats some bs. Nobody can beat northside this year.

TJ Morris

September 17th, 2012
3:27 pm

This author sucks how you not gon write about the top teams in 5A and how Tucker and Northside are crushing everybody they face. You should be hypeing that game up but talking about McIntosh is going to get you no where come on man. First of all who is McIntosh and why are they the headline. Every week the main headline should be either northside or tucker then write about all the other teams. Its just dumb not to write about the top teams in 5A.

C'mon Man

September 17th, 2012
9:00 pm

To Big Dave…the discussion is not about education, really? The topic of the discussion is that you are a small minded, piece of ++++…..you ###-hole. The point is to recognize hard work and appreciate the fact that these kids have won 3 games. “The truth hurts….” You retarded piece of %%%%. Shut the **** up!

David

September 18th, 2012
7:37 am

To cum on men…based on your past comments I can tell that you are ignorant(which means not real smart) due to your poor vocabulary I will try to use small words. I am not saying that those kids haven’t worked hard, all football teams work hard so that isn’t a valid argument. The truth is that the chiefs have not played anybody yet. North Springs is a magnet school for the fine arts by the way. Let me know how they do against Whitewater, Starr’s Mill (which are way down this year), and Northgate. Hope you have a great day!

C'mon Man!

September 18th, 2012
9:04 am

you need your _ _ _ beat boy! Ok I be stupid and your a perverted (you like little boys/girls), no-good…Oh, I’m also a REDNECK so meet me at the Waffle House in Fayetteville. If you were a good hearted person, you would have said, “Congratulations to the Football Players at McIntosh. There 1st opponent was a good game to schedule (like all the D-I schools, Georgia v Buffalo, for example). The next two teams they played did not have good records last year but Alexander had two D-I players and Ola had 4 D-I players and both teams were equal in talent. McIntosh simply played better! There schedule will most certainly get tougher as the talent level increases, especially when they played the all mighty Wildcats, Creekside, Starrs Mill, and Northgate.” I would have responded, “Nice comment perverted Dave.”

David

September 18th, 2012
9:59 am

I’m glad that you recgonize your stupidity. Just like all unintelligent people you want to resort to name calling and fighting. I wish you would stop responding because I feel less intelligent everytime I read your comments. This by far is your best one yet by the way. Have a great day, and good luck to the Chiefs against Drew this weekend!

Ed Pilcher

September 18th, 2012
3:30 pm

Fear the Veer.

AtlRell

September 19th, 2012
9:22 am

I enjoy a good back & forth, especially against a team that’s playing against the one I root for. David, don’t let someone change your perspective whether a genius or an ignorant redneck, which he called himself (not me), but c’mon man…”good luck to the Chiefs against DREW this weekend?!” That won’t be enough for the Chiefs this Friday night. The TITANS will be victorious with a score similar to the one they had last Friday against Rockdale (42-0). GO TITANS!!!

C'mon Man

September 24th, 2012
8:35 pm

AtlRell: Drew be not dat good shawty but day a goot team. Good Luck versus Panthers. Really I am hoping you will beat them as bad as you beat Rockdale. Drew 13 Starrs MIll 17. Just the way I see it.

AtlRell

September 29th, 2012
12:06 pm

C’mon Man: Thanks for the support verses the Panthers. Your predicted final score was expected from a football fan & I can’t be upset, but I guess Drew really “be dat good shawty!” Whose your team by the way?