Defense keeps Sandy Creek rolling

With two big showdowns looming in the next two weeks against LaGrange and Carrollton, top-ranked Sandy Creek reverted to form on defense Friday night, holding Alexander to 173 total yards in a 42-6 win, led by defensive linemen Michael Henderman and Chris Williams.

The Sandy Creek offense topped 40 points for the fifth time in seven games, including a pair of rushing touchdowns from Delvin Weems. For the defense, it was the fourth time the Patriots have held their opponent to a touchdown or less. Kyle Wilson ran back the opening kickoff 72 yards for a touchdown for Sandy Creek, which won its 36th straight regular-season game.

“I think we’re playing pretty good,” said Sandy Creek coach Chip Walker. “We can play better.”

Alexander’s Brian Desmereau, who scored the Cougars’ lone touchdown on a 42-yard run, was taken from the game in an ambulance with a neck injury according to the Douglas County Sentinel.

Stockbridge appears ready to take off: With the tandem of Malik Bryan and Trenton Earl accounting for more than 300 yards according to the Henry Herald, No. 7 Stockbridge whipped county rival Dutchtown 45-19 in what appears to be the Tigers’ most complete performance to date.

Chamblee warrants attention: The Bulldogs dropped Stone Mountain 30-22 Friday night to stay unbeaten, and a struggling Lithonia team is all that stands between them and a showdown with No. 2-ranked Marist for the top spot in 6-AAAA Division A.

Don’t sleep on Noah Grayer: The Macon Telegraph reports that the Westside-Macon quarterback accounted for 334 total yards in a win over Baldwin that kept the Seminoles undefeated in Region 2-AAAA play.

Monroe Area can avoid letdown bug: A week after a huge win over Stephens County, No. 6 Monroe Area took care of business against struggling Walnut Grove, though it wasn’t without a scare. Quarterback Stanton Truitt scored on a long touchdown run on the game’s second play, but on the next series suffered an ankle injury and did not return. In his absence, backup Michael Gallup, who normally plays reciever and slot back, directed six touchdown drives, and Kwan Brooks rushed for 176 yards on 12 carries, scoring two touchdowns. According to records pulled from ghsfha.com, the Hurricanes are 7-0 for the first time since 1969.

Ridgeland is more than Vonn Bell: The AJC Super 11 safety is certainly playing his part, but teammate Darrell Bridges stole the spotlight Friday against Northwest Whitfield, rushing for 239 yards and four touchdowns, accounding for the largest portion of a 473-yard rushing night for the Panthers, who won their sixth straight game.

11 comments Add your comment

WarEagle

October 20th, 2012
9:50 am

Sandy Creek is good, but Alexander is just terrible — 0-7, scored 7 or less in 4 games, allowed over 40 in last 4 games. Had to draw any conclusions from that game. Hope the player from Alexander is ok.

Good job by Chamblee to come back from halftime deficit.

Tiger

October 20th, 2012
10:01 pm

Stockbridge is for real!!!

Trojan94

October 21st, 2012
8:11 am

Only two more weeks til carrollton and sandy creek plays for the region title this game should be an epic battle.

Just a Fan

October 21st, 2012
9:44 am

Trojan94-you were right and I am still trying to digest all this crow.They passed another test-The Shaw qb got his yardage but not consistently.Looks like Carrollton is pretty much assured of at least 2nd place in the region which would mean a home game in the 1st round against region 8 #3.

TigerMadness

October 21st, 2012
11:46 am

Can the Stockbridge Tigers please get some respect! They will win the region and are primed to make a state title run!

Just want to know

October 21st, 2012
4:40 pm

Much respect for them MIGHTY TIGERS of Stockbridge High!!! Up next, Woodland what a joke!

Trojan94

October 21st, 2012
7:30 pm

Just a fan- that qb was a playmaker that kid have some real talant too bad his wr’s drop some key balls at times. The play of our defense in the second half was big we started getting sacks and forcing some bad throws and our Special team in all phases is 100% better than at the start of the season.

Trojan94

October 21st, 2012
7:41 pm

We got some games under our belts now and as you’re watching this team week by week you can see some of our trojans swagger comin back. With our special teams back in good shape offense still avg 40 points a game and our defense improving this team is just now becoming a complete team at the right time.

Just a Fan

October 22nd, 2012
10:04 am

T94-I agree-vast improvement has been made-still room for more.If they could just get everyone healthy it will help.Playing Shaw with several key players out with injuries didnt seem to hurt them too bad.At least now we wont have to drive to North Ga for the !st round of playoffs.

Trojan94

October 23rd, 2012
3:07 am

Yeah I agree getting healthy is a big key to our season I didn’t find out until I was at the game that 2 or 3 starters was injured during practice, but our backups did an outstanding job v. hayes #41 shined the brightest but all are doing a great job. GO TROJANS!

ridgelandpanthers07

October 24th, 2012
12:03 pm

Well then rank Ridgeland. You are damn right they are more than just bell. Brisges is one of the best in the state. Oh and they have a massive oline and more skill players than they know what to do with.