AAAA roundup

By Score Atlanta

Banneker 36, South Atlanta 22: James White completed 13 of 17 passes for 257 yards and three touchdowns to lead Banneker past South Atlanta. Quandarius Lee, Jahmmir Taylor and Antonio Todd hauled in the scoring strikes. The visiting Trojans also got 178 yards and two touchdowns on 16 carries from running back Jalen White.

Marist 40, Lithonia 14: The host War Eagles sprinted away from Lithonia in the second half, outscoring the Bulldogs 19-0. Grey King had touchdown runs of 71 and 18 and Griffin King, Myles Willis, Steven Wallace and Matt Perez also scored touchdowns for the War Eagles. Lithonia quarterback Franco Turner ran and passed for touchdowns.

North Clayton 19, Upson-Lee 14: The visiting Eagles trailed 14-13 late in the fourth quarter until running back La’Darrius Mathis scored on a touchdown run to give North Clayton its first win of the season. Upson-Lee kept North Clayton off the scoreboard early by intercepting a pass for a touchback, but was unable to stave off the late Eagles rally.

Sandy Creek 51, Shaw 26: The host Patriots received big contributions from running backs Eric Swinney and Maceo Brown, as they combined for four touchdown runs. Khari Lain pitched in with an interception for a touchdown and Mitchell McMillin connected on a school-record 54-yard field goal for victorious Sandy Creek.

Woodland-Stockbridge 23, Locust Grove 14: The host Wolfpack were led by Malcolm Miller, who carried the ball 23 times for 136 yards and two touchdowns. Quarterback Taylor Poss threw for 182 yards and a score. The Wolfpack defense paced the game with three interceptions by Romairo Minter, Malik Wallace and Mark Bussey.

30 comments Add your comment

Just want to know

October 13th, 2012
12:18 am

NOW! tell me who is going to beat Stockbridge in there region. (nobody)

Bulldog Nation

October 13th, 2012
12:59 am

I love how you guys still write about marist when they only beat a weak Columbia team by 17 and aren’t even undefeated, yet when the team next door goes out at whips Columbia not a word of praise is spoken. It’s ok we were gonna be 3-6 remember? I understand you guys have some sort of weird bias towards chamblee because we have been bad for awhile but just suck it up say you were wrong and give us credit. Just one word of advice to all the other teams in AAAA Chamblee is the best team in region 6 and we will prove it on 11/2. BE SCARED! WE 6-0 SHAWTY!!!!

Bear_Backer

October 13th, 2012
2:02 am

BAD BAD BAD Loss for Locust Grove. There goes your ranking and all props of late…Now Stockbridge needs to learn a lesson in humility. Region 4 AAAA is a BEAST on BOTH sides this years for sure.

Monroe's First Redcoat

October 13th, 2012
7:36 am

MONROE AREA 21, STEPHENS COUNTY 17!!!! IT’S GREAT TO BE A MONROE PURPLE HURRICANE!!!!!

WarEagle

October 13th, 2012
8:09 am

@Bulldog Nation — Impressive win by Chamblee over Columbia. Looking forward to Nov. 2 game — should be a good one. Our team will be humble and respectful, but I promise we won’t be scared of anyone.

Dekalb Co Guy

October 13th, 2012
8:56 am

@Bulldog Nation

I dont think comparing scores really can determine a winner. Chamblee has had some impressive wins, but they will get their chance against Marist in a couple of weeks. Still will have to give the edge to Marist though because of the tradition and experience of playing in big games.

Just want to know

October 13th, 2012
9:08 am

Get the hard ware together Stockbridge Tigers are the 4 AAAA Champs 2012 2013 season. We have DTown,LG,and Woodland, Comon Man. weak, weak weak.

Bulldog Nation

October 13th, 2012
9:28 am

It’s not just the scores it was the way those points were scored. Chamblee ran right down Columbia’s throat on Columbia’s homecoming. It was loud and Columbia was fired up which wasn’t true at the marist game so i think if anything columbia would have played better against Chamblee. Marist has no real threat up the middle this year while dezmin is a beast. Defensively i think it’s close and marist may even have the edge plus marist is better at running to the outside but i think we have a better passing game. And having played against Marist before I can tell you the players will most definitely not be respectful. I agree the game will be close and it should be a fun one. see you on 11/2

WarEagle

October 13th, 2012
9:47 am

Who said it will be close?:)

Go Trojans!

October 13th, 2012
10:00 am

Carrollton rolled over Troup County last night. I couldn’t believe the state of the Troup County team and lack of fan support. They must have had about 50 people total. It wasn’t but a couple of years ago that Troup and Carrollton had some great, competative games. They fumbled 5 times in the first half.

Canes30014

October 13th, 2012
10:14 am

I still say that Monroe Area is the fastest high school team I have ever seen,there defense shut down Stephens County in the second half,and the offense stayed composed after they were down 17 to 7 at half,you can only contain great speed for a while,then you make a mistake or your out of position and the speed makes you pay,Stephens played very hard and tried to keep the edge,but in time it happened,the unbelievable speed was to much,what a great game it was well worth the money…..Go Canes!!(you can’t beat what you can’t catch)

football guy

October 13th, 2012
11:20 am

Carrollton IS a playoff team. How come some don’t believe?

Scott

October 13th, 2012
12:32 pm

I went played at Chamblee when Showfety was there when we ran the Marist system. They will pund up the middle and use wrinkles to catch you off guard. Now Marist doesn’t have Warren Norman, Malcom Beyah and Omoregie Uzzi. The thing about Marist is their strength year in and year out is being discipline and playing their gaps stopping runs up the middle. There lineman are the lowest in the state. Chamblee will have to be able to throw the ball a bit to win.

DEKALBHSFOOTBALLFAN

October 13th, 2012
11:43 pm

First off, congrats to Chamblee’s coaches and players for turning that thing around. I was able to see them for the first time Friday and the team is absolutely loaded with 6′3-6′5 monsters!! The game was over during the pregame. I was shocked they’ve been down in recent years based on what I saw Friday. Past coaching had to be pretty bad. However, as far as Chamblee and Marist is concerned I think both teams need to worry about their game’s Friday. I’m convinced Chamblee will clearly have better talent than any team they face from this point forward (regular season only) but anybody can lose on any given Friday. Ask Grayson!! If you ask me Marist shouldn’t even be in the same region as Chamblee or any other public school. I look at the kids in this article and two of them are on scholarship. Is this really fair??? Steven Wallace son of Chamblee Hall of Famer Steve Wallace gets basically a scholarship to play there. Also, Miles Willis leaves south Dekalb County and gets the same thing. It’s always been like this so its not real news. I do feel GHSA needs to come up with a private school region to avoid all of this. Just my opinion! However in regards to Chamblee vs. Marist 2012-2013, I would be shocked if ANYBODY in Dekalb 4A beats the Chamblee team I witness Friday night! Maybe I caught them on a GREAT day. Have a blessed day!!!

WarEagle

October 14th, 2012
8:32 am

@Bulldog Nation — just want to use your score comparison logic — Chamblee beat Redan 21-7; Stone Mountain crushed Redan yesterday 49-15. Do you expect Stone Mountain to beat Chamblee on Friday? I sure don’t.

Well

October 14th, 2012
8:37 am

@dekalbhsfootballfan — Well, Marist plays up 2 classifications from where it would be required to play based on its 2-A size, so yes I think this is more than fair.

Bulldog Nation

October 14th, 2012
11:42 am

@DEKALBHSFOOTBALLFAN first off let me say yes the coaching really was that bad. and second i don’t really think we are that big i feel that alot of the teams we have played have been bigger in the trenches than us. on offense our line from left to right is 6″3 240′, 6″2′ 230, 5″11′ 205, 6″2′ 220, and 6′1 280. really not that big. But thanks for all the praise trust me we have worked hard to bring the program back. And @scott if you think marist’s lineman stay the lowest in the state you probably haven’t watched chamblee or marist play recently. Marist doesn’t submarine their 2 techniques as much as they used to and all we have done this year is cut big fat defensive lineman. What’s scary is that while Chamblee has 26 seniors and only 1 sophomore and a handful of juniors who start Marist is actually a pretty young team. look for sophomores like king’s younger brother and Sage Hardin to really make an impact in a couple of years.

Bulldog Nation

October 14th, 2012
11:44 am

Oh and @scott was Uzzi really that much of a beast we still have seniors who talk about how much of a monster he was.

No pressure no diamond

October 14th, 2012
12:17 pm

Carver ATl 6 and 0, they are a hungry but humble team. People fail to realize they have 5 kids on the all state watch list with a national recrute in Delando crooks. They also have proberly the best running back combination in the stae yes I said it

Dekalb sports fan

October 14th, 2012
12:58 pm

Hey dekalbhsfootballfan how about chamblee’s starting forward in bb that started at Columbia for half of the year.I guess he just showed up halfway though last season.

DEKALBHSFOOTBALLFAN

October 14th, 2012
12:59 pm

@Well Common Man!!! You couldn’t possibly feel its fair for a school that’s allowed to go out and legally recruit players to play against school’s that cannot? Classification means nothing when referring to this issue. Marist is not recruiting guys that are holding the clipboard. These guys are going to Boston College and Kentucky; SEC, ACC schools. You won’t find that kind of individual talent on most public school teams year in and year out because they aren’t allowed to just go find a couple of studs to replace the ones that are graduating. Not to mention the big 6′5 Junior DE/T; i’m sure that kid didn’t grow up in the Ashford Dunwoody area. I just say let Marist line up against St. Pius, Lovett, Westminister, Wesleyan, Blessed Trinity, Woodward Academy and have there own private school region. That’s fair across the board..

DEKALBHSFOOTBALLFAN

October 14th, 2012
1:25 pm

@ Dekalbsportsfan Clearly we are talking about football??? Basketball is a joke in Dekalb anyways!!! Columbia, Miller Grove, SWD, Tucker, Chamblee (if you say so) Marist, everybody recruits at that sport! We are talking about FOOTBALL!!! Thanks

Dekalb sports fan

October 14th, 2012
1:35 pm

Does it make any difference to you that Marist should play at the AA level.I agree with
You that the other private schools shold have to play up as well.

bulldognation

October 14th, 2012
3:12 pm

Really @Dekalb sports fan are you really going to sit there and complain about Jade mclendon? We all know he didn’t come over here for football he came for the basketball. Sure he is good but if you are going to complain about us using all the basketball players than i guess half our team should be suspended. But the fact that the coaches at tucker always seem to “randomly” adopt a kid who becomes an sec recruit is totally overlooked.

DeKalb D

October 14th, 2012
9:39 pm

DekalbHSFootballFan: same tired old whining about private school recruitment in football. You seem to acknowledge that recruiting occurs widely in public school basketball but you don’t think it does in public school football? Huh? Look at the AJC article on the 6,000 transfers last year in Georgia high schools to play athletics at another school. Marist had the lowest number in the region (3) and Chamblee had about 7 times as many, but stlill not as many as Many other public schools. http://blogs.ajc.com/georgia-high-school-sports/2012/08/07/athletic-transfers-top-6000-for-2011-2012/

You want to restrict solely by geography (I.e., a certain distance from the school) but have you considered the academic advantages that public schools have over public? There are many athletes with 2.something GPAs that would not be eligible to enter or play at the private schools. But they sure do play at public schools. If a family wants a better education for their kid and gets them into a Marist instead of a public school, why is that defined as recruiting to you? So Tyren Jones goes from Lassiter to Walton because he likes their use of tailbacks better. That’s not recruiting. But if he would have gone to Marist, it would be recruiting?

DEKALBHSFOOTBALLFAN

October 15th, 2012
12:17 am

@DekalbD I never said I had a problem with recruiting. My problem is with teams that are legally able to recruit, playing those that aren’t. You pull up this article about transfer kids dealing with VARSITY SPORTS; not just FOOTBALL. There are about 8 varsity sports in a hs (boys and girls) I’m not really understanding your point by the article. We all know in the Dekalb there are 5 teams that do great job of recruiting in FOOTBALL: Tucker, Stephenson, MLK, Marist, and St. Pius. Marist probably finishes 1-4 vs. these teams maybe 0-5. They’ll continue to win the current region they’re in, with the exit of Tucker. They usually lose in the playoffs when they meet up against a country, county school where the kids have been together since middle school and stuck it out to the end. IJS

DeKalb D

October 15th, 2012
10:41 am

DekalbHSFootballFan: You said “there are about 8 varsity sports in a hs (boys and girls).” No, actually, there are much more than 8: Football, Softball, Volleyball, Basketball (boys & girls), Wrestling (duals and traditional), Baseball, Lacrosse (boys & girls), Soccer (boys & girls), Tennis (boys & girls), Cross-Country (boys & girls), swimming (boys & girls), track (boys & girls), golf (boys & girls) and even Cheerleading, Gymnastics and Riflery. All of these count towards the GHSA Director’s Cup Award. See http://www.gadaonline.net/Regions_Director_s_Cup.html

What does “legally able to recruit” mean to you? Does “recruit” to you mean that a school can have people attend that are not in a geographic district? If that is the case, what about Buford, Carrollton and other city schools, that for a relatively small fee, will let you attend the school even if you do not live in their district? Are you aware that in Georgia, a student can attend any school in the district or outside the district (called interdistrict choice), provided that there is space and the receiving district agrees to accept the student? Students can also elect to attend charter schools. Also, under the federal No Child Left Behind law, students attending a Title I school designated as “in need of improvement” have the right to attend a higher performing school in the district. The GHSA will also let a student transfer without loosing athletic eligibility if they have a doctor’s note that says the “stress” etc. was getting to them at their old school. You say you don’t understand the point of an article saying that these transfers of athletes from school to school (99% of which occurred between public schools)? Let me spell it out for you, it is super easy for an athlete to transfer to the school of their choice and it happens all the time in public schools far more frequently than these athletes transferring to private schools (i.e., recruiting).

JusAparent

October 15th, 2012
12:00 pm

Dekalb D and DekalbHSFootballFan — First, unless Marist is playing themselves, there would only be four games played in your above scenario and Marist goes 1-3 if they’re lucky. It’s the third R, for rithmatic.

The assumption private schools offer an academic advantage over public schools is exactly that – an assumption. The school your child attends has very little to do with their indicvidual academic performance. Rather, their chance for success is fueled by PARENTS who make learning and preparation the first priority in their home. There are two advantages to attending private schools – socially, the kids get to hang out with rich white kids, so what. And the drugs available are always better and easier to find at the private schools. The more costly the tuition, the better the drugs! There are many reasons to send a child to a particular school. If athletics is entering the equation the student-athlete is the only loser. There is a reason student comes first in student-athlete. If the kid’s a stud, the college coaches will find them. Parents…… really not that hard to figure out. It takes time. It sure as hell doesn’t take money or “private” schools.

FranchiseMe

October 15th, 2012
12:54 pm

Go Creek! Glad my boys got some play and proving they can play this game. Stay tuned, they are gonna get better every game. There is sooo much talent on this team, its crazy. i wasn’t at the game this week, but i heard the good news via cell from my friend who goes to all their games. I will be at the Carrollton game.

DeKalb D

October 15th, 2012
2:29 pm

JusAparent: We agree parents make a lot of the difference. Schools have ratings and test scores to be measured by, so just like cars, restaurants, and stores, they can be rated. It is not all based on assumptions. Some schools are better than others and some are worse. There are some fine public schools that are sought out for academics and some for athletics. Sounds like a lot of assumptions on your part about drugs, etc. that are difficult or impossible to measure. Not sure about the 1-3 comment, I guess that is based on DEKALBHSFOOTBALLFAN believing there are only 5 teams in DeKalb that recruit? How he knows that, I have no idea. Of course, all of these teams play teams outside of DeKalb so not sure what the point is.