Sandy Creek passes test against Shaw

Some may have expected top-ranked Sandy Creek to roll over Shaw of Columbus, but the Patriots’ 51-26 win Friday was very much in doubt early in the fourth quarter, when the Raiders pulled within 31-26. According to published reports, a pair of touchdowns from Eric Swinney and an interception return by Khari Lane allowed Sandy Creek to pull away for its 35th straight regular-season win. Swinney finished with three touchdowns.

Burke County can play defense too: The No. 3-ranked Bears held Richmond Academy under 150 yards of total offense in a 38-7 win. Burke quarterback Donquell Green outdid that by himself, rushing for 153 yards and passing for 31 according to the Augusta Chronicle.

Monroe Area can win in a nail-biter: The No. 7 Hurricanes trailed Stephens County 17-7 at halftime, but quarterback Stanton Truitt had a big second half and the Monroe Area, scoring one of his two touchdowns and gaining 83 of his 121 rushing yards after intermission, according to the Anderson Independent-Mail.

Donovahn Jones is a force: In a 55-22 win over Eagle’s Landing, the Dutchtown quarterback passed for 398 yards and six touchdowns, five in the first half, according to the Henry Herald. The win provided a needed bounce-back for Dutchtown, which squandered a big lead in an Oct. 5 loss to Locust Grove. The Bulldogs face Stockbridge next week for a share of the Region 4-AAAA Division A lead.

Region 7-AAAA continues to confound: Just when it looked like Dalton was about to slip to also-ran status, the Catamounts held on to beat county rival Northwest Whitfield 24-19. Meanwhile, the state’s leading rusher, Nick Chubb, isn’t enough for Cedartown. The Bulldogs fell 54-35 Friday to Pickens County, which scored 20 fourth-quarter points.

Cairo defense stays strong: The Syrupmakers recorded their third shutout and held their third straight opponent to a touchdown or less in beating Worth County 42-0.

16 comments Add your comment

D-man

October 13th, 2012
12:48 pm

We are MONROE! Go canes

tavaris

October 13th, 2012
7:50 pm

How bout them Burke County Bears

Just a Fan

October 14th, 2012
9:20 am

This makes the game next Friday between Carrollton and Shaw very big.Shaw would be considered the favorite now but with the Trojans improving each week who knows?

Trojan94

October 14th, 2012
9:54 am

Just a fan I’m starting to wonder about you and your comments, since when have shaw ever been consodered the favorites in this game?

Just a Fan

October 15th, 2012
10:36 am

Trojan 94-just one persons opinion-Shaw has a very athletic qb-this can give Carrollton trouble.Shaw has played very well against SC and Carver Col.The papers and computer picks will still favor Carrollton of course.The big story is that if they cannot beat Shaw then a 5-5 record would be probable.What do you think?

RidgelandPanthers07

October 15th, 2012
11:51 am

Dalton is at also-ran status. Wait and see what Ridgeland does to Northwest whitfield this week. Maybe then you will rank them. Or probably not. You will cling to your stupidity and be left looking like a moron at season’s end.

BigBurkeFan4Life

October 15th, 2012
12:47 pm

Burke County Bears. THE REAL DEAL in 2012

Yawner

October 15th, 2012
1:32 pm

31 yrds passing by a QB? Give that kid the Heisman!

Jacketaxe

October 15th, 2012
5:42 pm

Ridgeland is a good team, they may win out the regular season, but ranking will come with wins not words.

Trojan94

October 15th, 2012
10:28 pm

@just a fan we must not forget that they lost both of those games. You can not go by what a team did against a common opponent because every game takes on a life of it own. If that was the case then people would say that we are better than creek because troup was only down 14-!0 at the half last week when we were up 38-0 at the half against that same troup team but do that make us better or sandy creek worst than us? Saying we are going 5-5 is very premature let’s let the kids play and see. Carrollton has improved a lot since the start of the season this team should be undefeated had it not been for two come from behine win by two powerhouses against the trojans.

1Bighammer

October 16th, 2012
11:13 am

@justafan….the transitive property in football doesn’t work.

Just a Fan

October 16th, 2012
1:57 pm

Trojan94-you missed the “IF”in what I said.Do you not agree that IF the Trojans loose Friday to Shaw that a 5-5 season would be probable?Yes they have improved since the start of the season but I dont think the pass defense has been proven.

Just a Fan

October 16th, 2012
1:59 pm

1 Big Hammer-explain further-how are you applying the action verb with a subject to what I wrote?

D.S.G.B

October 16th, 2012
3:52 pm

Trojan94 and Just a Fan, this has been a crazy season. My Syrupmakers lost to two rivials, in which we beat Bainbridge all over the field except on the scoreboard. TCCHS beats us like South Carolina beat Ga and now we are in region play and we are destroying the teams. Like Trojan94 says let the kids play……RED N BLACK ALL DAY

Trojan94

October 16th, 2012
5:40 pm

I didn’t miss the if I’m telling you now shaw has no chance of beating carrollton the only team i feel is superior to carrollton is sandy creek that only from watching them against newnan i couldn’t really tell if sc is that good or newnan was that bad. Lagrange and carrollton is about even to me.

Just a Fan

October 16th, 2012
11:13 pm

T94-just wish I had your confidence.I hope you are right-if Carrollton can beat all the rest except SC then a playoff berth would be interesting.All we two have are opinions-the games will sort it out.