AAA roundup

By Score Atlanta

Buford 49, East Hall 6: Host East Hall managed just 171 total yards of offense in the loss. Zavior Hoxie rushed for a 1-yard touchdown and caught a 26-yard score from Montgomery VanGorder. Quinn Davis led Buford’s ground attack with two rushing touchdowns. The visitors also scored on defense when Donte Gordon recovered an East Hall fumble in the end zone.

Cedar Grove 47, Woodward Academy 14: Joknathon McCrary threw three touchdowns and rushed for two more to lead Cedar Grove past Woodward. McCrary scored each of the victors’ first two touchdowns on the ground before a Daletavius McGhee 74-yard fumble return made it 20-7. Deion Sellers had a receiving touchdown and an 81-yard rushing score for host Cedar Grove.

Jackson-Atlanta 22, Haralson County 20: Jackson quarterback Shadricus Ferguson rushed 15 times for 170 yards and two scores and also threw for a touchdown. Host Jackson totaled 275 total yards, including 204 on the ground. Quintavious Monday clinched the victory with an interception of a Haralson County pass on the Jackson 10-yard line with less than five seconds to play.

St. Pius 24, Blessed Trinity 17: St. Pius used a potent ground attack to get past Blessed Trinity in a Region 6-AAA thriller. For visiting Blessed Trinity, Spencer McManes racked up 73 of his 96 total passing yards on one scoring strike to C.J. Brazil. McManes added a touchdown run and the visitors took a 17-16 lead going into the fourth quarter on a Marc Nolan field goal.

St. Pius recorded 323 total rushing yards, 105 from Branden Mitchell and 104 from Ryan Braswell, and no passing yards. The Golden Lions scored the game-winner, a Braswell 1-yard plunge, at the end of a 12-play, 96-yard drive.

13 comments Add your comment

NodistrictlinesinDekalb

November 3rd, 2012
1:51 am

Way to go Cedar Grove ! Big step in playoffs. Another win next week and you avoid Buford in the 1st round and finish 2nd in the region.

Trojan Sailor

November 3rd, 2012
7:41 am

#4 Carver-Columbus 26, #1 Peach County 17: Two of the best teams in the state following a scoreless first quarter with a 30 point second quarter including two touchdowns in the final minute of the first half. Peach County led 17-13 at the half.

Using a distinct size advantage, Carver started the half and ran 8 plays for 80 yards, capped by a 1 yard TD by Carver QB Torence McGhee. The following possession for Peach resulted in a sack of Peach QB Greg Williams who fumbled, leading to a recovery for a touchdown by Carver. Peach only threatened once following a 51 yard completion to Demarcus Robinson to the Carver 15 yard line. Peach managed a first down, but from there lost 10 yards before missing a field goal.

Carver won a hard fought game by using their distinct size advantage to run directly at Peach in the second half, which reminded Peach fans of the AAA State Championship game last December against a larger Burke County squad.

Seen a few

November 3rd, 2012
8:17 am

Congrats to the entire Cedar Grove community.. I hear your coaching staff is a class act. I do believe you all will throttle BT next week as well. Great job and the best of luck..

Valyboy32

November 3rd, 2012
10:53 am

Yep i dont know why peach didnt spread them out

Big BT Fan

November 3rd, 2012
11:44 pm

It is clear the two top teams in this Region are the Catholic Schools, SPX and BT. BT did not allow SPX to dominate like Woodward allowed SPX. BT controlled this game down to the end on SPX’s turf. Cedar Grove could not get within 10 of SPX. BT will beat Cedar Grove, finish 2nd. Cedar Grove is 3rd, Woodward 4th. Go Titans!!!

factual fam

November 4th, 2012
9:16 am

To Big BT Fan. Cedar Grove led SPX at the half. Cedar Grove has the best team speed in the region. Doubtful that you can stop them with you slow footed defense and grind out offense. Have fun at Buford on the the 16th. BT will lose to Buford, all other teams will win. Second round all three teams will go out. Catholic school triple option football is dying fast in GA. Its speed that wins.

Big BT Fan

November 4th, 2012
12:23 pm

I can tell you’re of the typical “Dekalb” football mindset. Everyone knows Dekalb County football has been defined as a individualistic athletes with great physical gifts but who are unable put team ahead of “me” to put it all together as a “team” and consistently win. The Catholic Schools have the total package – the discipline, the coaching leadership, and the focus on team to do whatever it takes to win. Cedar Grove isn’t the first more physically gifted team to show up at our Stadium all to go out the loser, and they won’t be the last. Cedar Grove lost to SPX because as usual, they thought they could rely on speed alone to win, vs. the total aspects of team football. That is why SPX won and why BT will win too. Welcome to mediocrity in the 6 AAA Cedar Grove, get used to finishing 3rd, 4th or 5th each year with your continued focus on “individualism.” Football is a team sport and all the combine speed in the world means nothing when the pads go on and the ball is snapped. That is why you lost to SPX, a bunch of slow footed Cathlic Boys :) !!!

Big BT Fan

November 4th, 2012
12:35 pm

And another thing – Buford is NOT feared by the Catholic and Private Schools. EVERYBODY who knows Buford knows they have no depth beyond their recruited players (who have to go both ways) and beating Buford is about staying close, wearing them down, being disciplined and smart and running a ball control offense. SPX and BT are the two teams of any in 6 AAA that have a great chance at beating Buford. Just look at who has has the most success against Buford over the years in AA – it has been Lovett, BT.

LakeDawg

November 4th, 2012
2:37 pm

SPX will be the only team from the region to make it out of the 1st round of the playoffs.

BW

November 4th, 2012
5:43 pm

@big BT Fan… Obviously you have not seen the BWolves this year. Depth is not a problem, injuries have been the problem this year. They play great defense and their new OC makes you defend the entire field. Yes they want to control the LOS but they are also throwing it all over the field. Friday night they lined up in the wildcat formation twice and scored once!!

factual fam

November 5th, 2012
10:04 am

Big BT Fan. Lovett and all others have had such great success against the 106-5 Buford over the past ten years. I guess they don’t teach any analysis at your Catholic school. Buford wins by an average of 34 points. Not a lot of wearing down going on. By the way, I am not from Dekalb County.

CGHS Observer

November 5th, 2012
11:37 am

Big BT fan, you have a big ego as well as being as BIG BT fan, and if you beat CG, which is probably likely, shoot, we all know that CG steps off the bus 14 down, there is one thing that I do know. You will get DESTROYED by Buford… Its not even likely that you will score, let alone beat them. We lost at SPX, due to penalties. As for mediocrity, CGHS is far from mediocre. We don’t have a focus on individualism at CG, that;s what you think… Your superior attitude is sickening. Just because you pay for your son or cousin or brother to go to school, means nothing. Get over yourself and quickly,,,,,

CGHS Grad

November 5th, 2012
3:21 pm

As a former player at CG, the team is definitely not built around individualism. We have always been team first. Alongside with that, we have been one good QB away from being elite and we have that this year. We are hitting stride and playing good football right now. No one can beat us right now.