The Stockbridge Tigers aren’t far off from being really good. The Tigers edged Griffin 17-14 with a last-second field goal, but the truth is the game shouldn’t have been that close. Stockbridge, which became the first Henry County school to beat Griffin, finished six of its seven possessions inside the Griffin 12-yard line. The Tigers left a potential 13 points on the field, missing two field goals and coming up a yard short of a touchdown as the first half expired.
Monroe Area can handle being ranked: The No. 10 Hurricanes, who had scored more than 50 points in each of their first four games, trailed twice against Lanier but rolled behind QB Stanton Truitt, who accounted for three touchdowns.
Donquell Green looks more unstoppable by the week: The Burke County quarterback ran for three touchdowns, scored another on an interception return and passed for another in the Bears’ 55-6 win over Cross Creek Thursday. Considering that Burke beat Cross Creek 84-7 in 2011, perhaps the Bears have slipped back toward the rest of the teams in Region 3-AAAA, but the case seems weak until someone figures out how to stop Green.
Friday was a tough night for top-5 teams: No. 3 Marist was off, and the War Eagles might be counting themselves fortunate after what happened Friday, when two of the three top-5 teams in action lost. No. 2 Griffin lost, as did No. 5 Stephens County in what has to be considered a breakthrough win for Chestatee. The Gainesville school held Chaz Thornton in check enough to take a 24-20 win.
Nick Chubb can carry Cedartown: Chubb, the state’s leading rusher, carried 36 times for 366 yards and seven touchdowns, the third time in five games he’s topped 300 yards for the Bulldogs, scoring seven touchdowns in a 47-21 win over Southeast Whitfield. “We’re real one-dimensional,” said Cedartown coach Scott Hendrix. “We’ve just got to get better at something else.”