AAAAA roundup

By Score Atlanta

Creekview 31, Osborne 0: Creekview, which led 14-0 at halftime, poured in 17 more points in the fourth quarter on 1-yard touchdown runs from running back Will Kirby and quarterback Hayden Hall and a 27-yard field goal by Connor Fraser.

Drew 14, Starr’s Mill 6: The visiting Titans held the host Panthers to just five first downs on 113 total yards. Lester Knauls capped a 73-yard drive with a 1-yard touchdown run with 2:10 remaining to seal the victory. Drew improved their record to 3-1, while dropping Starr’s Mill to 2-3.

Flowery Branch 35, Salem 16: The visiting Falcons took down the Seminoles behind the leadership of quarterback Jackson McDonald, who accounted for all five of the Falcons’ touchdowns. He had three passing touchdowns along with 48-yard and 19-yard touchdown runs. The Seminoles struggled to convert on scoring chances missing two field goals and not taking advantage of two second half turnovers.

Gainesville 42, Heritage-Conyers 14: The Red Elephants dominated the visiting Patriots. Dual-threat quarterback Deshaun Watson completed 17 of 24 passes for 277 yards and three touchdowns and rushed the ball 17 times for 120 yards and two touchdowns. Watson’s leading receiver was Rodney Lackey, who had four receptions for 147 yards and a touchdown.

Harris County 37, Douglas County 31: After trailing 28-13, the visiting Tigers came back to win in double overtime. Harris County scored twice and converted a 2-point conversion late in the fourth to send the game into overtime. Esaias Chapman ran four yards for a touchdown in the second overtime to put the Tigers up six. Douglas County fumbled on their first play sealing the victory for Harris County.

Mays 32, North Atlanta 10: The host Raiders did much of their damage in the first half to defeat the visiting Warriors. Mays quarterback Trevon Jones threw for three touchdowns, while DeAngelo Yancey caught two scores to help pace the win. Mays improved to 2-3 on the season, while North Atlanta remained winless.

Riverwood 55, Northview 27: The host Raiders ran over the Titans behind Tyler Blake’s two rushing touchdowns. William Holiday recovered a fumble and Marcus Rosser added a 70-yard touchdown run to keep Riverwood undefeated entering next week’s Region 7-AAAAA matchup with Kell, while Northview remains winless on the season.

Sequoyah 41, Sprayberry 34: Senior running back Blake Ingleton ran for more than 200 yards and scored all six touchdowns for the Chiefs, including the tie-breaking touchdown inside two minutes to play, as visiting Sequoyah held on for the win. The Chiefs later forced a turnover on downs to secure the victory.

Tucker 67, Lakeside-DeKalb 7: The Tigers mixed a little pass with a running game by committee approach to cruise past neighbor Lakeside-DeKalb at Adams Stadium. Juwaan Williams and Joe Farrar combined for 115 yards and three passing scores. Chauncey Rivers caught one of Williams’ touchdown throws and added a 20-yard fumble recovery for another score. Even though no Tucker back rushed for more than 100 yards, the team totaled 397 yards on the ground.

Union Grove 23, Northgate 0: Union Grove had been shut out last week by Whitewater, but this time it returned the favor against Northgate. The visiting Wolverines were led on offense by Austin Brown, who caught two touchdown passes from Jonathan Slade. Miles Vaughn added a rushing touchdown and Shawn Davis booted a 28-yard field goal.

Whitewater 48, Forest Park 7: Kendall Conley rushed for three touchdowns and Christian Wafford rushed for two in the Wildcats’ home win. Tight end Wyatt Burke caught a 9-yard touchdown pass. Whitewater led 35-0 at halftime.

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TJ Morris

September 29th, 2012
12:19 am

So northside beat lakeside evan 56 to 0 and its not reported real smart author.

decatur joe

September 29th, 2012
12:42 am

Thank you for not posting the SWD-SHS game. God bless

BcS2010

September 29th, 2012
2:48 am

Lol Arabia finna be the talk because they play good against MlK… Mlk won 24-6…Stephenson won 28-18 tucker won 39-20… Arabia mountain is going to the championship!!

Sam

September 29th, 2012
6:01 am

Pope 49 Cambridge 7…….

Dragstrip Road

September 29th, 2012
8:02 am

Stan

September 29th, 2012
9:12 am

Really? No report of Northside Eagles. Really? LOL.. oh. the ATLANTA Journal..I get it.

gomez

September 29th, 2012
9:40 am

I see the Northside Narcissistis are here early this week. WOW! You guys beat Lakeside-Evans! Great job! That was signature win! Lets read about it here! Yes, in the ATLANTA Journal! There is a nice write up about the Narcissistis in the MACON Telegraph though. Did not see any Atlanta teams writen up there. Where is the outrage!

No, not every team gets a write up every week. Especialy when you beat a glorified middle school opponent. What? No Tucker vs. North Atlanta write up a few weeks ago? I thought this was the ATLANTA Journal? Why no North Atlanta High coverage each week. Why does the ATLANTA Journal hate North Atlanta High! It’s because they rotate the teams so the CHILDREN that PLAY can read about themselves in the paper every once in a while.

There was a Stephenson vs. SWD write up here last night but it is now gone. You can go to the store and buy the paper and read the exact same story. Which is what the ATLANTA Journal wants you to do anyway so they can pay their electric bill. Even has some nice diplomatic quotes from Coach Gartrell about SWD, who obviously are not what they once were.

Hush Child

September 29th, 2012
9:43 am

These posters who complain about lack of coverage should first read the whole paper. Northside win is discussed in the 5A blog; Stephenson v SWD has its own story. Relax.

Hush Child

September 29th, 2012
9:44 am

@gomez — it is not gone, just moved down the list. Go to the Sept 2012 “archives”, scroll down, and read the write up.

football fan

September 29th, 2012
10:04 am

You can’t depend on the Liberal AJC to cover all of Georgia. The dew only fall in North Georgia…….

THE "CANNON RULES"!!

September 29th, 2012
10:58 am

CONGRATULATIONS to the ALLATOONA BUCCANEERS on another one in the “W” column!

Sitting at 5 / 0 and 5 / 0 in Region 5 AAAAA you have all but assured you WILL have a playoff game and SHOULD host a playoff game…BUT don’t pull out the REGION CHAMPIONSHIP title yet…you have a date left just down HWY 92…Nov. 9th in “THE BONEYARD”

A quick stat EAST is 214 / 17 after 5 games! Average of 42.8 / 3.4 per game!

(2 / 2) SOUTH PAULDING last night scored 14 on your “D”…

(0 / 4) LITHIA SPRINGS scored 7 on your “D”,

(3 / 1) ROME scored 17 on your “D”,

and (1 / 4) WOODLAND / BARTOW scored 20…20!!!…on your “D”…

WHAT do you think EAST is going to put up…????

Oh yeah and that other stat…EAST “D” allowing LESS than 4 pts per game!

NOV. 9th!!!…NOV. 9th!!!…NOV. 9th!!!…NOV. 9th!!!…

TICK…TICK…TICK…BOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOM!!!
GO RAIDERS!!!!

RealisticFan

September 29th, 2012
11:34 am

@Cannon

I love most of your posts but your bravado and comparisons go too far at times. Comparing how Allatoona’s wins stack up against East’s only shows things by the numbers and given that with the exception of Rome, North and South that between them East and Allatoona have beaten teams with a combined record of 5-20, and who’s offenses score on average less than 10 pts and defenses give up nearly 28 pts a game, is hardly a measuring stick.

Would appear that Allatoona having beaten Rome and South have been tested a lot more than East.

Point being, East has beaten no one, and by your own admission they have looked sloppy in at least 4 of the 5 games. I truly love East but the braggadocio is just a recipe for crow eating later. Humility is much better then being humbled. You and I both know that this year will be East’s last hurrah before then start their backslide, so lets enjoy it and be classy at the same time.

"THE CANNON RULES"

September 29th, 2012
11:59 am

@ RealisticFan…

“You and I both know that this year will be East’s last hurrah before then start their backslide”….

WOW!…I DO NOT in any way concede this, just because NORTH PAULDING and ALLATOONA have great looking up and coming programs I in NO WAY expect EAST to “backslide” as you put it!
The EAST feeder program is still very much in place and they have played mostly J.V. guys in the 2nd half of games this year. They are getting LOTS of valuable playing time!

Yes, EAST has played the weak part of its schedule (with the exception of NORTH) I think everyone admits that but that changes starting in two weeks and then we’ll see. ALLATOONA does have to play NORTH PAULDING the week before they come to “THE BONEYARD”…

As far as anything besides having a bit of fun with the ALLATOONA folks don’t read anything into my post! They have what appears to be a quality program on the upswing! As A matter of fact I plan on going to see them this coming week since EAST is off!

TICK…TICK…TICK…BOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOM!!!
GO RAIDERS!!!

G-dub

September 29th, 2012
12:06 pm

Not an East Paulding fan but love that TICK….TICK…..TICK….BOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOM!!!!!!!!!

decatur joe

September 29th, 2012
12:40 pm

32-0….hell I’m glad they are not posting that game on here. SWD had some coaches on the sidelines that could barely walk. They really need some younger coaches with fresh new ideas.

G-dub

September 29th, 2012
2:59 pm

@decatur joe…That’s funny as hell. I heard SWD needed to get younger because Buck refuse to change with the times we play in. Maybe this will be his last year because I like to see SWD do good. I might just go to their next just to look at their sideline and get some good laughs.

RealisticFan

September 29th, 2012
4:53 pm

@Cannon…..

I’m just being REALSTIC. The numbers in the East pipeline and feeder program are down already and the the scores of the feeder games reflect the lack of depth coming up. Yes next year East with MW still leading the way there maybe be a playoff game to be played at the end if the season but beyond that, even though I’m a fan I see slim pickings and a return to mediocrity that I really hate to see. The pure numbers just aren’t there. North has 150+ in grades 9-12, and hundreds coming up after that. Mostly likely North and Allatoona end up as 6A schools after next year and East moves down to be a 4A program. Might stay 5A but doubt it. Again, don’t really like it but being a realist, I see the writing on the wall.

"THE CANNON RULES"

September 29th, 2012
7:18 pm

@ RealisticFan…

I actually could see ALLATOONA growing to be a 6AAAAAA school pulling from the West Cobb area they draw from. That’s still a growing area with a better growth potential than Paulding has. NORTH “could” also grow to that level but not as fast and probably not as likely as the Cedarcrest corridor is still heavily struggling thru the overbuilding of the Real Estate meltdown. It is going to take YEARS for that area to catch up with housing available and for the immediate future NORTH should have as many graduating as are coming in as freshman. NORTH will more likely stay within 100 to 150 (+-) of the student population they are currently at.

EAST has always been on the lower to middle size in student population and I really don’t see that changing so if they stay approx. where they are now they should be fine. The issue is staying focused and keeping that “feeder” program strong!

TICK…TICK…TICK…BOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOM!!!
GO RAIDERS!!!!

dekalbcountyfootball1

September 29th, 2012
7:18 pm

If SWD football booster don’t make a hard decision (RETIRE) Coach Godfrey. He has a wonderful record, state championship along with placing several students into colleges and NFL.

JAB

September 29th, 2012
10:22 pm

Yeah after last night game Buck needs to hang it up! He has been a great coach for SWD and he should be honored all over the county, his reign is over. Buck it’s time for you to sit back and enjoy life you have been a great mentor, coach, and person… Salute to Buck Godfrey!!!

Cap

September 30th, 2012
8:50 am

You folks that think East will begin a back slide are mistaken. Last year’s eight grade team played for a state championship winning 16 games in a row before losing the state championship game to Northview. The previous year’s eighth grade team won a championship. This year’s sixth grade team is loaded with playmakers that have not played together before and are jelling more each week. The 7th and 8th grade teams are talented as well, but have had many injuries and struggles to overcome.

I agree that they have not been tested and look forward to seeing what they can do against a formidable opponent. I thought this would be a tougher year with this the graduation of several talented seniors but it seems that we have filled those voids adequately. All but one of the OL and defensive secondary are sophomores and juniors. The game is won and lost at the line of scrimmage and the future is extremely bright on both sides of the ball all the way down to the freshman.

The bottom line is football is played one game at a time no matter who the opponent. Play one week at a time and let the chips fall where they may.

We have been spoiled with MW at the helm, but he has only led this team for 1 ½ years. Was he the QB the previous five years? East will be fine as long as the coaching and community support remains strong.

D-man

September 30th, 2012
10:47 am

Tucker vs Gainesville for the title in the dome! Go Big Red!

TJ Morris

September 30th, 2012
12:47 pm

Are u crazy u think northside is goin to lose to gainesville or tucker. Get out of here they average 6 4 330 on the oline who can match that in ghsa.

footballcounty1

September 30th, 2012
1:39 pm

It is not always the size of the players, but the size of the HEART of the players!

BcS2010

September 30th, 2012
2:38 pm

Northside y’all act like tucker is a sorry lil school or something lol. We have won 20 straight games and 33 out of our last 34! And y’all should know speed kills!!

King Of Diamonds

September 30th, 2012
4:43 pm

I am just glad to see 5-A is now the best of all classifications in my book. With NSWR, Tucker Stephenson, MLK, P-Ridge, along with a few Gwinnett, Cobb good teams I know I am missing some schools I hope to get some help to name a few more, but this classification will be difficult. Now only if we can get Buford to play then it will be great!

King Of Diamonds

September 30th, 2012
4:46 pm

I compare Buck Godfrey to Joe PA at Penn State in regrads to the fact his legancy will keep him in coaching at SWD unless a higher power steps in and relief him of his duties. ( And i am not talking about death Morons).

RealisticFan

September 30th, 2012
7:02 pm

@Cap,

We just have to agree to disagree and wait and see how the next couple years play out. I’d like to think it will continue but the way the North Jr teams took East apart I think even you have got to be a bit concerned.

JAB

September 30th, 2012
7:19 pm

@ King of Diamonds, everybody have nothing but respect for Coach Godfrey, but father time has caught up with him and it’s time for him to rest, no one is saying anything bad about him, inconsistency comes with age! His legacy will live forever; I think that the entire Dekalb County should have an (ALL) Buck Godfrey day but his time is up… Let the young guys take over and he can still be a mentor to them!!! That’s all I’m saying.

mayshighdad

September 30th, 2012
7:37 pm

I sure am glad that my daughter graduates from Mays this year. That way we dont have to endure another year of bad coaching. It is a crime and a shame that the kids that play football are not getting a more fare shake at things. For the past 4 years we have had to watch the Raiders of B.E.Mays be imbarassed by bad play calling, and an over all lack of head coaching ability. Honestly, Tyrone Smith(Principle of Mays High) should reealy be ashamed of himself. So many other schools got new coaches this year and he allowed this guy to come back and ruin the dreams of our children. They practice bad so they play bad. I DONT GET IT!!!! We have had some very good players to come through Mays. We have had some good teams the past few years. If we had had a coach to compliment the two, we would have been in the dome!! People say that Mays plays soft and I agree. But again, you play like you practice. Somebody PLEASE help me understand!!!!

JAB

September 30th, 2012
7:52 pm

@ mayshighdad, Don’t be so hard on the Mays High principle over there; Mays has a good quality team, when you look at the city of Atlanta team school, Mays is the #1 they are just playing in probably the best region in the state with some darn good quality teams that are just better than them. Even after MLK, Stephensom, Tucker and SWD., you still have good quality teams in Arabia & Miller grove. So Kudos and a big shout out to the Mays high coaching staff… :)

TJ Morris

September 30th, 2012
8:35 pm

@ footballcountry1

Northside always has had heart those boys anit spolied brats who live in the subrans they live in the inner city of warner robins. They have heart theyre tryin to make it out through football so dnt ever come at northside talkin bout they anit got heart.

Warner Robins DAWG

October 1st, 2012
8:48 am

@ Gomez

This section IS called Georgia High School Sports/prep zone/AAAAA roundup, not North GA football, so why wouldn’t they report all AAAAA scores from the state. It dosen’t matter, everybody else will take notice when Northside wins that state championship AGAIN!!!!!

dekalbcounty1

October 1st, 2012
10:50 am

@JAB. I understand mayshighdad. I have watch them practice and play games. I agree they have the best players in the CITY! But don’t do a dis service to the players and family who are depending on placing the son on a college team for a free education. College coaches frequent high schools that they know have a core of good athlectics and coaching staff!!!!!

JAB

October 2nd, 2012
7:54 pm

@ dekalbcounty1, I understand what you are saying!!!