Class AAAA: Sandy Creek, Monroe Area keep rolling.

Things we learned in Class AAAA Friday night

No. 1 Sandy Creek had a pedestrian offensive night by its offensive standards – the Patriots gained 274 total yards – but the defense had little trouble with No. 4 Carrollton’s wing-T attack in a 30-7 win, holding the Trojans to 107 total yards. That total included some 50 yards in losses on two bad punt snaps, but the Patriots’ defensive dominance was unquestioned.

Statement game?

Sandy Creek coach Chip Walker declined to take the bait.

“I hope it’s a statement that we’re a pretty good football team,” he said.

Carrollton’s Rayvan Teague was a little more to the point.

“They’re going to be very tough to beat with all the talent they have,” he said.

Marist flexes: Chamblee’s dream of an undefeated season crashed in a 24-0 loss to Marist, which won its 17th straight over the Bulldogs according to ghsfha.com, a streak that dates back to 1983. Chamblee came in averaging 30 points per game, but Marist held them without a touchdown for the fourth straight year.

Carver is clutch: Not only did Carver win by three points or less for the fourth time with a 22-19 win over Grady, the Panthers needed a late score to remain unbeaten and got it. Carver running back Montravious Taylor looks like a back who could have a big impact on the playoffs; he’s run roughshod the last three weeks, including Friday’s 196-yard efffort.

Monroe Area fine with its backup: With quarterback Stanton Truitt out with an injury, No. 6 Monroe Area didn’t miss a beat, whipping Chestatee 35-14 for the 8-AAAA title behind junior Michael Gallup, who rushed for 175 yards to go with Kwan Brooks’ 125, according to the Gainesville Times.

Attention should be paid to Wayne County: The Yellow Jackets pulled started off 1-2-1, but have now won five of six after whipping No. 5 Statesboro 37-20 Friday night, earning the top seed in 3-AAAA Division A. They’ll face No. 3 Burke County for the 3-AAAA title next week.

Gilmer merits some love, too: The Bobcats blanked Cedartown 38-0. Cedartown came in averaging more than 30 points per game behind the state’s leading rusher, Nick Chubb. Chubb was just a week removed from a 6-touchdown performance against Cass.

26 comments Add your comment

WarEagle

November 3rd, 2012
10:30 am

Marist v Carver on Friday at new Lakewood stadium. Excited to see the new digs, though a bummer that Marist is on the road again — only 4 regular season home games this year. Hope we can add a few home games throughout the playoffs!

Great win by Wayne County. Did not see that coming.

Just a Fan

November 3rd, 2012
10:37 am

War Eagle:Last night’s games pretty much proved what was evident for some weeks now-there are 3 legit teams in4A class that have a good shot at a title.They are Marist,Burke and Sandy Creek.Anything else would require an upset.

WarEagle

November 3rd, 2012
11:00 am

@Just a fan — We’ll see. I think 4A is pretty deep with talented teams. Too bad it looks like Sandy Creek and Burke County may be in the same quarter of the playoff bracket.

Carver Panther 1

November 3rd, 2012
11:14 am

We have been under estimated all year and I am sure we will be this week as well. Good luck war eagles this is going to be a good one. Anybody in the know remembers that last year we battled pretty well and we are much better this year. All I can say is bring your lunch pail as this will definitely be a physical one. Let go panthers!!!!!!!

First Down Creek!!!!

November 3rd, 2012
11:26 am

I beg to differ. One game doesn’t define a season. Carrollton is a very good team but running against Sandy Creek won’t win the game and it showed. Monroe Area is legit as are Griffin, Jonesboro, Westside Macon, Stockbridge and Ridgeland…And I don’t see how you can discount an undefeated Carver team when Marist has to play them next week.

S_on_my_Chest

November 3rd, 2012
12:38 pm

WHERE IN THE WORLD ARE THE WELL RENOUND SUB REGION CHAMPS STOCKBRIDGE!!!!!
Once again they forget to mention how we put a shutout to a supposedly star-bound team. North Clayton is next too. WE ARE THE REGION CHAMPS!!!!!

Just a Fan

November 3rd, 2012
4:00 pm

1st down-wasn’t basing prediction on 1 game-Trojans were never a threat for the big prize.If you will look at the teams you named most of them have never past round 1 of the playoffs.Do you really see any others who pose a big threat to SC?

Carver Panther 1

November 3rd, 2012
5:30 pm

@ Just a fan—– Past performance does not guarantee future success. SC seems to be strong but on any given day. Thats why we play the game.

Based on past performance the AJC predicted us to be 4-6. Now we are 9-0 and sub region champs.

KD

November 3rd, 2012
8:17 pm

I think Monroe could beat Marist, without Truitt, Sandy Creek & Burke is another story, maybe close if Truitt plays.

Patriot Power

November 3rd, 2012
9:34 pm

If our defense plays like it did last night, we will have no problems in the playoffs. Of course it is difficult to “get up” like that for every game. I considered Carrollton the second best team in AAAA and still do. Consider their three losses: one to a much larger, top – tier school in Alabama, one to the best team in AA and defending (and probable repeating) champion, and one to the top team in AAAA.

S_on_my_Chest

November 3rd, 2012
10:03 pm

Supposedly the best @patriot power.. Stats n ratings are nothing but numbers right now. Nothings really proven till playoffs, thats when a teams true colors come out. and for Stockbridge, Those Green n Orange jerseys will shine brighter then ever. Lets hope that we meet so that we can prove who is the better team in AAAA

WarEagle

November 3rd, 2012
10:19 pm

@KD –which Marist games have you seen this year?

badbrad

November 3rd, 2012
10:29 pm

Hey S…you sound like those Carrollton fans at the Outback last night before the game. They thought they had something for Sandy Creek too but it was just all talk before the kickoff. Bring your A game and come on..

Trojan94

November 3rd, 2012
10:30 pm

first let me say congratulations to sandy creek for a good game. the game was up for grabs until we started shooting ourselves on special teams. but those was were the two cracks that bust the dam open. once again teague got out coached badly in a big game. that obvious onside kick to start the second half when you’re down 16-0 against the best team in aaaa is just stupid. your best player who should be playing fullback anyway only had 11 touches in the whole game give me a break

RobertTheRecruiter

November 3rd, 2012
11:18 pm

@Trojan94′.. I thought that to be odd too. Your best player should be used up for a game like that. A lot of my guys didn’t get in for SC so don’t feel bad., SC is a deep team and usually I am on the same page as Coach, but I had to scratch my head on some of the play calls. the receivers couldn’t catch a brick all day. They each probably had three drops. QB was a little off. The backs were the producers. They can run their top three backs and FB and pound and pound you. They still have a great offensive line to me. The Coach should be commended. That was the big question mark this year. I think SC will be champs again, but they still have to play the games.

Patriot Power

November 4th, 2012
12:58 am

@S

Remind me what team you represent again and how many state championships you have won or played for? In fact how many times have you been beyond game 12? Better to actually do one of those things before you talk smack.

Bitch Slap

November 4th, 2012
9:51 am

Remind me what team you represent again and how many state championships you have won or played for?

Y’all have a different team! This is not the “SAME” team that won a championship. It all starts over every year, students graduate, news one in.

SC is badass, no doubt, but don’t think that another school can’t come in busting out scores. Look at Monroe Area – Dominating the 7-1 Chestatee game.

It would only be a upset in SC eyes – Stockbridge peeps know whats coming at ya!

BURKE CO.1.FAN

November 4th, 2012
11:35 am

@ SANDY “WEEK” not CREEK” fans & others…………………

be afraid….be very afraid……………………… GATOR GREEN, & the BURKE CO. BEARS will win the championship again, who can stop the powerful rushing attack of…..THE GATOR / GRUBBS /CRUMBLY/BAXLEY/ELLISON & them hungry bears……………PEACH CO. had a great defense last year and look what the GATOR did to them,WE SEEN “SANDY WEEK” not CREEK friday nite on GPB & they didnt impressed BURKE CO. fans………., we know that they cant stop our spread/run offense, & the most electricfying player in all of football DONQUELL “GATOR” GREEN……………………………SEE YA @ THE DOME

BURKE CO.1.FAN

November 4th, 2012
11:48 am

@ SANDY WEEK FANS…NOT CREEK…do u all think that shabby defense we saw on GPB friday will slow down the GATOR & them hungry BEARS…i smell FEAR….. SANDY “WEEK” NOT CREEK fans…., already know who is waiting ………& he cant be stopped, the most electric player in all of football 4.2 speedster…the one, the only , QB/RB/DB/KR/PR – DONQUELL “GATOR” GREEN, just ask PEACH CO. /STATESBORO / WAYNE CO. & COFFEE CO. see ya @ the d

Monroe's First Redcoat

November 4th, 2012
12:21 pm

Jay, thanks for the nod for my beloved Hurricanes!! 9-and-0 with more togo!! Gallup has been OUTSTANDING filling in for Truitt, especially when you consider that he hadn’t taken a snap in more than a month before being pressed into service against Walnut Grove three weeks ago. Kwan Brooks is the real deal.

But y’all just keep overlooking us. We LIKE it that way….

There’s a storm brewing in NE Georgia……..

Patriot Power

November 4th, 2012
9:58 pm

Our coaching staff is the same. That is the main ingredient of our success. Coach Walker has shown himself to be an excellent coach. Monroe Area? Seems I remember a 41-0 game back in 2010 in the quarterfinals.

@BURKE CO.1.FAN – How many times are you going to post the EXACT same thing? If you are going to be an ignorant homer, at least be a little creative and post some new material. BTW, any claim of 4.2 is immediate BS unless your name is Usain Bolt. If we do play, it will be in round 3, not at the Dome. You actually polled every person at Burke County and found that none of them were impressed with Sandy Creek? Wow, I am impressed with your diligence to find that out.

WarEagle

November 5th, 2012
12:00 am

Marist has now played six 4A games. 4 shutouts and allowed total of 22 pts.

YellowJacket

November 5th, 2012
11:19 pm

ugh Green is not that fast. He runs a 4.5 at best. I think Marist is my darkhorse team this year but I think Sandy will win the championship this year. So far they are the best team in the state (AAAA).

95BCBear4Lyfe

November 6th, 2012
11:25 am

Sandy Creek was saying the same thing last year until they met Gainesville. Those Bears went on and lambasted Gainesville putting up 63 points. While Gator may not run a 4.2, I’ve yet to see any team stop him. Here’s a warning to the STATE, BURKE is real! The majority of the team comes back next year too. We only have a few seniors.

95BCBear4Lyfe

November 6th, 2012
11:28 am

I’ll give all schools credit though for having a shot. Anybody in the playoffs can get hot and go all the way. I agree the top 4 teams are SC, BC, Marist, and Stockbridge.

itsonlywrite

November 9th, 2012
10:11 am

Burke Co. will continue to win… UNTIL!!! “Gator” Green leaves… after that, Burke will go back to barely being heard of… #TRUTH