What we learned in AAAA: Stockbridge turning heads

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.”

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Jacketaxe

September 29th, 2012
9:15 am

7 Tds that’s killing it

Keep it real

September 29th, 2012
9:18 am

I wonder when he will commit to Bama?

Slow Down

September 29th, 2012
9:31 am

Burke and Green are good, but lets not draw too many conclusions from a win over 0-4 Cross Creek, a team that has been hammered every week.

We'll See

September 29th, 2012
9:34 am

I doubt that a one-dimensional team that relies on one guy will get past the third round of the playoffs. Heck, I doubt Chubb can keep carrying 30+ times per game and avoid injury.

YellowJacket

September 29th, 2012
11:21 am

Yea but Burke did beat Coffee and a good Statesboro team.

Bird dog

September 29th, 2012
1:40 pm

Donquell green only played quater and half . Burke had running clock whole second half ,unlike last year when cross creek coach didn’t allow clock to run in 3rd until it was mandatory in 4th we didn’t score the second half

BearsFan4Life

September 29th, 2012
9:09 pm

No the Burke Co Bears have not slipped back toward the rest of the teams in Region 3 AAAA B, Coach Parker just chooses not to embarrass inferior opponents. The score was 55 – 6 at the half. Key starters were being pulled before the 1st half ended.

BURKE CO.1.FAN

September 30th, 2012
2:44 pm

hey……………….. haters , tell SANDY CREEK that GATOR GREEN / GRUBBS / BAXLEY / WASHINGTON / BUSH / ELLISON , is back on their way to the GA. DOME, we hope to meet them there, and he has plenty of help, oh & by the way.. he is only a “JUNIOR”

Monroe's First Redcoat

September 30th, 2012
4:13 pm

Looking forward to the Monroe Area-Stephens County game. My Hurricanes are still getting little or no respect, despite a 5-0 start and a 50PPG average.

Tiger Fan

September 30th, 2012
9:33 pm

Its all done the sub region belongs to stockbridge, there is no team in our region that can deal with the mighty tigers.

1Bighammer

October 1st, 2012
2:26 pm

@ BURKE CO.1.FAN …Be Careful what you wish for!

CDTDAWG fan

October 1st, 2012
3:17 pm

Chubb will carry the cedartown all the way to the dome and commit to UGA to remain a dawg

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October 1st, 2012
3:49 pm

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Football Fan

October 1st, 2012
3:52 pm

Chubb not exactly tearing it up against greatest of competition. Teams he has played against this year and team he will face this week are a combined 7-19 with avg pts allowed at 30 per game. Take out Ridgeland and all other teams are 4-18 with two 0-4 teams and 1-4 team this week in River Ridge.

YellowJacket

October 1st, 2012
3:57 pm

Well if everything goes correctly Burke and Sandy Creek could meet very early in the playoffs. Should be a good one.

CoffeeC100

October 1st, 2012
7:22 pm

Greene IS Burke County. Watching him was like watching a bunch of kids trying to catch a broke wing chicken in a ten acre field. If he goes down though with an injury….. Bye Bye Burke.. Yes Burke has other good players but Greene is such a distraction that opposing coaches focus on him all night. to the exclusion of everyone else.

tavaris

October 1st, 2012
7:45 pm

@CoffeeC100: thats what i like about Green you dont know what you are going to get. He might run for 4 TD’s or Throw for 3 TD’s

burkeboyjp

October 1st, 2012
9:43 pm

first off let me go on a limb and say this green cannot be stopped and he has proved that 3 years in a row as a freshman let me put this in caps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

Firstdowncreek!!!!

October 1st, 2012
9:45 pm

If Cedartown finds themselves in the same region with Sandy Creek, Burke County or Carrollton. Chubb will be in for a very long night…As will Cedartown.

burkeboyjp

October 1st, 2012
9:45 pm

OH YEA AND GRET STORY JAY STONE AT LEAST SOMEBODY IS WATCHING GREEN HE’S BEEN DOING THIS FOR THE PAST 3 YEARS NOW AND NOW YALL OR STATING TO NOTICE HE IS REALLY UNSTOPPABLE

Firstdowncreek!!!!

October 1st, 2012
9:49 pm

BC No1 fan…If we meet it will be in the quarters

BearsFan4Life

October 2nd, 2012
12:15 am

I know that our (Burke Co) fans sometimes get a little exuberant about our team, it has even happened to me on occassion. However, we do have a good team, and one of the most electrifying players in the state. No sane person can deny that. He has been doing this since his freshman year. The best thing is,depending on whether you are a Bears fan or not, he has another year left. Let’s not get ahead of ourselves though, we still have some unfinished business.If we are good enough, maybe we will see Sandy Creek down the road.

Just a Fan

October 2nd, 2012
10:09 am

If it comes to Burke-SC in the playoffs take SC.A great team like Sandy Creek will stop a one dimensional team.They have great balance on offense and outstanding defense.My personal picks are Marist and SC for the top 2 in AAAA.

tavaris

October 2nd, 2012
10:28 am

@ Just a fan teams are going to focus on stopping Green from running the ball which will leave other playermakers on BC open to make plays so we can come at a defense either running or passing

BearsFan4Life

October 2nd, 2012
10:35 am

Just a Fan, who says that Burke Co is one dimensional? Our coaches are smart enough and our players are talented enough to make adjustments. I know that Sandy Creek is only a year removed from back to back championships, but the Burke Co Bears aren’t about to give it back to them, or anyone else for that matter, without a fight. There is a lot of football to be played between now and the playoffs.

Curious

October 2nd, 2012
12:44 pm

@BearsFan4Life asks “who says that Burke Co. is one dimensional?”
Somewhat crazy Burke fan @burkeboyjp apparently said so, by stating that Donquell Green has beaten teams “SINGLE HANDLELY BEAT BY HIS SELF”. Maybe ya’ll need to get the story straight. In the meantime, let’s just hope that pocket-sized Green can stay healthy all year — he’s pretty dang tiny and is carring a big load this year for the multi-dimensional Burke attack that relies on him to win games all by himself.

1Bighammer

October 2nd, 2012
1:14 pm

@ Football Fan…Chubbs good but nobody they have played can tackel but Ridgeland

@burkeboyjp…Sandy Creek has faced many a great player… We can add Green to the list.

Eric Berry – Creekside Loss
Stephon Tuitt – Monroe Area Loss
Demarcus Robinson – Peach Loss
Reuben Foster – Troup Loss
Xavier Dickson – Griffin Loss

BigBurkeFan4Life

October 2nd, 2012
3:13 pm

1st of all Green is a very talented athlete, but what makes him so good is he has proven to be able to take hit after hit and still get up. If any of you have time come down to ole Burke co during the week and see what happens at practice. He gets hit time and time again to prepare his body for the punishment that it will take as we all know he has a very large target on his back. but in the same since this is how we train all our players. this is why after midway through the 2nd quarter the teams we play have there hands on their hips gasping for air. Just my opinion, and yes my son does play but he is primarily JV but does dress of friday and gets some PT usually in the forth quarter.

tavaris

October 2nd, 2012
3:23 pm

if they are any douters please come down to little ol Burke Co to see what you have been missing!

Patriot Power

October 2nd, 2012
8:23 pm

When you write in all caps, it must be true.

burkeboyjp

October 2nd, 2012
10:30 pm

NO ONE MAN CAN BEAT A TEAM BY THEIR SELF BUT JUST SAYING THAT HE DESTROYS DEFENSES BY HIS SELF ONCE HE GETS PAST THE LINE OF SCRIMMAGE BREAKING MULTIPLE TACKLES AND JUKING AND SHAKING AND JUST FLAT OUT RUNNING EVERYONE ON THE FIELD MAKES HIM UNSTOPPABLE AND HE IS TOUCH AS NAILS U WILL HAVE TO SHOOT HIM TO HURT HIM U WILL NEVER GET A GOOD HIT OR CLEAN HIT ON HIM HE’S TOO SHORT AND WILL MAKE U MISS AND HE IS STRONGER THAN HE LOOKS AND PLEASE STOP WITH THIS SANDY CREK MESS WE HEARD ALL OF THIS LAST YEAR AND WHAT HAPPEN @1BIGHAMMER AT GAINSEVILLE LAST YEAR DIDNT C U PUT DESHAUN WATSON NAME ON THAT LIST WHICH STRAIGHT DEMOLISHED YALL SINGLE HANDELY IN THE AIR AND ON THE GROUND AND HE BEAT YALL BY HIS SELF AND WE MADE THEM LOOK LIKE A JV TEAM IN WHICH GATOR HAD 5 TOUCHDOWNS 4 RUSHING AND 1 KICKOFF AND @CURIOUS HE’S HE CARRYING A BIG LOAD BC HE CAN HANDLE IT LIKE HE HAS BEENDOING FOR THE PAST 3 YEARS @JUST A FAN I GUESS YALL STOPPED DESHAUN WATSON LAST YEAR ALSO AND ALL THIS TALK BOUT WE AE ONE DIMENSIAL I HOPE WE PLAY ALL OF YALL THATS THINKING LIKE THAT AND U WILL FIND OUT WHO BURKE IS IF U DONT KNOW WILL KNOW IF U RUN UP AGAINST THEM

1bighammer

October 2nd, 2012
10:40 pm

@Gator…err I mean burkeboyjp…glad you can play football, cause you sure can’t write simple sentences.

As for Watson…well even a blind squirrel finds a nut every now and then.

simp308z

October 3rd, 2012
12:12 am

@1bighammer , you forgot about that Watson guy. You know the one that destroyed yall last year.

simp308z

October 3rd, 2012
12:31 am

Patriot Power

October 3rd, 2012
6:57 pm

Burke County: Big on the football, not so much on the grammar, spelling, and punctuation.

simp308z

October 4th, 2012
10:05 pm

@ Patriot Power

Not all of us in Burke Co talk like that. Im pretty sure wherevere you are it’s the same thing. Go get a life.

Patriot Power

October 5th, 2012
10:56 am

Apparently you are not amongst the educated few in Burke. Your post did nothing to challenge my assertion. Im = I’m. wherevere=wherever. I am not a fan of people who fulfill stereotypes. I prefer people who defy them.