Big boys score big points

If you want to run with the big dogs in Class AAA, you’d better be ready to score a lot of points. At least that was the case on Friday, where the state’s top three ranked teams each scored no fewer than 49 points.

No. 1 Peach County scored 49, No. 2 Thomson scored 49 and No. 3 Washington County scored 51. And big-scoring Buford, the No. 4 team, didn’t even play. There were other whippings, too: No. 6 Carver-Columbus put up 32 and No. 8 Cartersville scored 40. The big surprise was No. 7 Dodge, which had amassed 137 in its first three games, returned from an off week and got punked 15-8 by Bleckley County.

Peach County pours it on

Peach County (4-0) was able to enjoy a laugher after last week’s intense win over Warner Robins. The Trojans whipped Macon County 49-0, the sort of score that may be a trend for the state’s top-ranked team until it meets Carver on Nov. 2.

The Trojans compiled 414 yards of offense and averaged 8.2 yards on 23 rushing attempts. Keyshawn Lowe carried nine times for 169 yards and scored on runs of 18, 35 and 60 yards. Greg Williams completed 10 of 13 for 230 yards and three touchdowns and also scored on a 1-yard run. Mictavius Gibson caught two passes for 79 yards and one touchdown.

A big comeback for Thomson

Thomson (4-0), coming off last week’s big win over St. Pius, had its hands full with LaGrange. The Bulldogs allowed some big passing yards to LaGrange and got behind early, but came back from a 21-0 deficit. Thomson won the game 49-42 when William Bussey scored on a 19-yard run with less than five minutes remaining.

After getting behind by three scores, the Bulldogs fought back starting with an interception return by Dexter Jones, but trailed 28-7 after LaGrange got a touchdown on a fourth-and-1 run by Benny Gray. Thomson cut the lead with a 13-yard run by Chris Tutt and a 6-yard pass from Tutt to Gelyam Parker. Thomson also got a 25-yard run from Torrie Battle and a 56-yard run from Bussey.

The two clubs, both longtime state powers, had met only once, with LaGrange winning in the second round of the playoffs in 2008.

Washington County slams Laney

Washington County (5-0) put the hammer on Laney for a 51-28 win. The Golden Hawks scored on seven of their first eight possessions. Jukilo Johnson rushed 142 yards and four touchdowns to lead Waco. William Walker threw for 98 yards and two touchdowns and ran for another 67 yards. Coach Joel Ingram’s team did all the damage against a Laney team that had allowed only five points per game.

McGee sparks Carver to win

Carver got ahead early and hung on to beat Tri-Cities 32-20. Torrance McGee threw a 27-yard touchdown pass to Jaquan Sanks and scored on a pair of 1-yard runs. Danny Ryles also ran for two touchdowns for the Tigers, a 18-yarder in the second period and a 4-yarder in the third period. Carver now faces the same issue as Peach: the lack of quality opposition until the two teams meet in Fort Valley. Carver’s opponents over the next four games have a combined 3-13 record.

Dodge done in by Bleckley

Dodge County was looking to open the season with four straight wins for the first time since 2005. But Bleckley, which plays in Class AAA, was able to prevail 15-8 when the Royals drove 92 yards in the final quarter for the winning points. Tavon Ross threw an 8-yard pass to D’Andre Pitts for the winning score. Bleckley limited Dodge to only 241 yards of offense, with quarterback Cole Honeycutt throwing for 102 yards and rushing for 29. Bleckley County has now beaten the Indians in the last three meetings, the first time it has accomplished that feat since 1972-74.

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September 22nd, 2012
9:45 am

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September 22nd, 2012
12:40 pm

Peach County (4-0) was able to enjoy a laugher after last week’s intense win over Warner Robins. The Trojans whipped Macon County 49-0, the sort of score that may be a trend for the state’s top-ranked team until it meets Carver on Nov. 2. Yes Carver is overated and yes Peach will roll!


September 22nd, 2012
12:42 pm

Tucker still gotta deal with NSW which a game last year they gave tucker!


September 22nd, 2012
5:48 pm

Traveling 4 hours and arriving tired was what got Thomson in the hole. But they woke up and played some great football for the win. That is a long way to drive and then play, does it happen to alot of teams?

Son of waco

September 22nd, 2012
6:36 pm

Somebody tell Thompson that Oct 26 if we get them down by 21 they will not come back….Last year win was us making the move from a run base team to a spread one and now we can pass with the best of them..Our qb haven’t threw a int all year…I think us beating them 3 out of 4 yrs straight should give us the edge at the house of pain


September 22nd, 2012
8:49 pm

The Thomson interception was by Torrie Battle. Not sure who Dexter Jones is, but he doesn’t play for Thomson. And son of waco, Thomson changed their offense AND defense last year, and still won at the HOP. It should be a great game.


September 22nd, 2012
8:53 pm

I don’t buy the whole traveling makes you tired deal because what do you do when you travel? You SLEEP. When you get to the visiting teams’ city, the juices start flowing, and by the time you hit the stadium, you’re ready to punch your own coach in the mouth. I have never seen the correlation..but that’s my opinion.

Son of waco

September 23rd, 2012
2:17 am

I just watched the game and y’all #24 is a beast at RB but y’all sill a run based offense and when y’all tried to pass they was mostly 50/50 balls…. none real accurate and put in tight spots…Go to the Augusta chronicle website and see how our qb put the pass in a tight spot and he doesn’t have to roll out to see the whole field like La grange, st pius x and burke qb did….It could just me being overly excited for waco finally having a run/pass game that can light up a score board but i think this is our year…


September 23rd, 2012
10:30 am

Buford will beat Peach, even this year.

Son of waco

September 23rd, 2012
10:22 pm

buford not playing under size schools for a state titles anymore..You do know that right!!!!!!!!