AAAA roundup

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Monroe Area 21, Grady 20: The Purple Hurricanes overcame the turnover bug to defeat Grady in overtime. Grady’s first score came courtesy of an 80-yard defensive fumble return. Monroe Area fought back down by 14 and tied it up with an 80-yard scoring march in the third quarter. In overtime, Monroe Area quarterback Stanton Truitt plunged in from 1-yard out to give the Hurricanes the victory.

Ridgeland 41, LaGrange 34: Bill Bridges led host Ridgeland with 249 yards on 30 carries. Bridges also tallied three rushing touchdowns. The game was tied at 21 at the half and Ridgeland led 35-28 entering the fourth quarter. A Vonn Bell touchdown run of 21 yards with 9:50 remaining turned out to be the game-winning score.

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Purple Hurricane Class of 1987

November 23rd, 2012
11:51 pm

Way to go Canes!!!! Another one bites the dust tonight (Grady). Keep steamrolling along baby!!!!

From Da Bear's Den

November 23rd, 2012
11:52 pm

How about those Burke County Bears folks??? Sandy Creek next week. The winner of this game will go on to win the 2012 AAAA State Championship. Believe that!

Nasty Nate

November 23rd, 2012
11:54 pm

The Purple Pit takes another one down. Way to go Purple Hurricanes!

football fan

November 24th, 2012
12:00 am

It’s a shame this game is not being played in the dome..(Burke Co.vs. Sandy Creek.) Obviously the two best teams in the state.. Marist showed their true colors tonight… Having to go to overtime against a weak Carrollton team…. The winner of the Burke Co. Sandy Creek game will be the State Champs!!!!!!!!!

football fan

November 24th, 2012
12:02 am

By the way, I have Burke 35, Sandy Creek 20.. COME ONN BURKE CO!!!!!!!!!!

WarEagle

November 24th, 2012
12:12 am

@football fan — Carrollton is hardly a weak team. But we’ll see what happens. I’m just glad Marist won and gets to play on. I think Burke is overrated.

Monroe's First Redcoat

November 24th, 2012
12:12 am

WAY TO GO, HURRICANES!!!! Where’s the smack-talking NOW, Grady folk?? Great game by two evenly-matched teams.

Christion Bell Burke County

November 24th, 2012
12:12 am

Oh I see Burke County done closed everybody mouth who was talking trash. Congrats BC got another win in the bag. Sandy Creek u already know what it is. We shut out a team with the #2 defense in the state and Sandy Creek defense suspect. we gone kill yall wit the pass just like Shaw did yall. It dont matter where we play check out the stats.we beast mode on the road and at home. Just hope yall aint got to come to the Bear Den cuz u know aint no chance there but at least at home yall will have some type of confidence. We put up almost the same amount of points as yall against a better team. Guess what yall luck done ran out cuz aint no more easy teams to play, yall got to face the champs now and it aint gone be easy. So practice hard this week cuz come friday night 7:30 eastern time we will be ready. And for all of those who say we got a one man team, our sophmore qb had the 100 yard rushing game this week so think on that. DOME TIME!!!!!! Aye Ron we taking the Navi to the dome this year. Riding leather and wood!!!!!!!! GO BC BEARS!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!

Christion Bell Burke County

November 24th, 2012
12:22 am

Hey war eagle that’s why u don’t get paid to commentate cuz u don’t know talent when u see it. As u can see u r the only one who had something negative to say about Burke County. So it’s one more hater to get rid of, and we gone enjoy doing it. I guess when u stand for nothing u fall for anything. But we gone reserve u a seat in the dome wit the Burke county click aka Rachet city bka Crunk county. only thing u got to do is show up wit yo burke county t-shirt on. the score don’t lie we malice murdering anything on the field. so tell sandy creek to be ready.

Go Trojans!

November 24th, 2012
12:26 am

Congratulations to Marist. 5 OT’s to finally win! One of the best games I have ever seen. Both teams left it all on the field. Special teams were again the achilles heal for the Trojans tonight.

@football fan – you are absolutely crazy to say Ctown is “weak” this year. Less than the previous couple of years, maybe. Weak – not even close.

I will say that having seen Creek and Marist up close, I’d give the edge to Creek. They clearly have more team and overall speed. Not trying to disrespect Marist at all – they play smart, fast and with a great deal of heart.

Best of luck to all the teams remaining in the field. We don’t graduate many and this was clearly a rebuilding year. The Trojans will be back strong next year!

Go Trojans!

simp308z

November 24th, 2012
12:29 am

Man this is scary. Gator Green did not do it all tonite. DEFENSE wins a game and thats what Burke Co did. Oh ya, the JV played the last quarter. They scored with 0:00 left on the clock.

football fan

November 24th, 2012
12:48 am

Burke Co. vs. Sandy Creek IS the state championship game!!!!! Game of the century!! All the other teams are also rans….Marist you are a pretender. BC and Sandy Creek is the game of the year! Let’s go BEARS!!!!!!!!

football fan

November 24th, 2012
12:53 am

@War Eagle… Congrats.. you beat a crappy carollton team… Woo hoo… Sandy Creek knows how crappy carollton is. I hope we face marist in the dome..35-0

WarEagle

November 24th, 2012
12:54 am

football fan

November 24th, 2012
12:59 am

All the games after BCvs.Sandy Creek is consolation… and i think the Sandy Creek fans would say the same thing…..

I like the Creek more and more

November 24th, 2012
1:00 am

Breaking News: All the English teachers at Burke Country have been ordered by the state to return every cent they have been paid. It turns out that none of the attendees actually were taught any part of the written English lanugage.

NYCDAWGFAN

November 24th, 2012
1:08 am

@I like the Creek more and more…. That is funny…. Coincidentally, both myself and the Creeks’ principal are BC alums… We need Mrs. Dunaway to save tha County!! Jokes… Go Bears!!

Red and Black til Death

Nuff said me

November 24th, 2012
1:09 am

Burke sounds like a one man team so I see them going down next week. Also if they were so great then why did they loose to a AAA team. SC beat all the other teams no matter the classification. SC will win it all

WestGa Trojan

November 24th, 2012
1:29 am

Carrollton is a weak team? Wow, you need to go back to nursing on your mother’s…
Marist won an incredible game tonight on their home field. I can’t say they were the best team after it was over, but they did get the W and made the timely plays. Carrolton was in position to win in regulation, but Marist made the play. Marist will play Creek in the Dome. Why, C and M played 5 OT’s and Sandy creek beat the Trojans by 23 points, and it wasn’t that close. They are a complete team.
Great year for a rebuilding Trojan team. Creek is definetly the class of AAAA this year!

Patriot Power

November 24th, 2012
1:36 am

The winner of SC-Burke is definitely the favorite to win it all.

quick 6

November 24th, 2012
2:12 am

sc and burke are definately the favorites no doubt but i am proud of my mp dawgs going to syrup country and shutting them out great coaching keep winning boys ya never know, fired up mp fired up!!!!!!!!!!!

wayne

November 24th, 2012
2:17 am

Nuff said you don’t know anything about Burke County we are more than a one man team ask Monroe. You also mentioned we lost to a AAA team, yes we did the very first game of the season we made lots of mistakes in that one. Just a note, the AAA team we lost to will probably win the AAA state championship. The game between Burke and Creek should be a good game. I think Creek is a good team and to beat them we will have to play a mistake free game. One turnover may be the deciding factor in this one. I was impressed the way Burke defense played tonight. I predicted last week we would win this one by 21 points, we won by 22. Burke County and Creek is too close to call. I do agree the team that wins this one will go to the dome and should win it all. I don’t believe Carrollton is a weak team, but in the playoffs you can’t afford to make mistakes such as allowing block punts. When they played Creek they also made costly mistakes on special teams. I can say this, I guarantee Burke County will come to play against Creek. Hopefully GPB will broadcast this game.

u_dont_have_a_clue

November 24th, 2012
2:40 am

Burke County sure has a lot of loudmouth fans. Sandy Creek is trying to hang on to past glory with all their might, and Mary Persons…just wins and is quiet as a tit-mouse. Marist is good, sneaky good, but next week they get…check this…Stockbridged!! Those Henry Co. lone-standing Tigers and region 4 reps are the sleeper this year…so keep on sleeping on them and before you know it..BOOM they will be blowing up your bragging party. Then ALL you know-nothings will be in abject agony. (I try to keep the words simple so even people in NY can understand at least some of them!)

BCSStinks

November 24th, 2012
6:06 am

I agree Stockbridge is good. This team has unreal team speed and the defense can be lights out. This team gives up on an average 12 points a game and can score at times at will. In the 3rd and 4th Quarters last night Wayne County got man handled with Stockbridge scoring when they wanted too. What a game next week will be between Marist and Stockbridge.

Trojan94

November 24th, 2012
6:27 am

weak?…….really? first congrats to marist for winning one of the best high scool games i’ve seen. My trojans played like champions last night nothing to hang there heads down about. From the start of the year i didnt think this team woud win it all this year anyway but wow these kids tried to prove us wrong anyway also this was the best coached game teague has ever coached so congratulations to the carrollton kids and coaches. finally to our region brothers from sandy creek beat the hell out of those loud mouths from down under and go get those state championship rings Go Trojans.

Xyris

November 24th, 2012
7:47 am

Most of the Burke County posters on this blog are functionally illiterate. It doesn’t matter whom you support – when commenting publicly hold yourself to a “higher” standard!

simp308z

November 24th, 2012
8:36 am

Wow, South Effingham stil winning. Way to go region 3!!!

That Dude Says...

November 24th, 2012
8:48 am

Is it me or do most Burke Co fans come across as not that intelligent? From reading the blog all season long only a few BC fans (Wayne and NYCDAWGFAN) seem to have good walking around sense. Burke Co fans simply amaze me! It’s unreal how stupid most of them come across. It’s as if they are trying to be the biggest inbred ghetto fans of any team in the GHSA. It’s a good thing for BC that our teams are playing football Friday and not having a academic contest. If that was the case and most Burke Co fans are any representation of the BC school system I doubt BC would even have enough to field a team.

NYCDAWGFAN

November 24th, 2012
8:52 am

@Nuff said me… One of the absolute dumbest and most inane comments I’ve ever read. Let me break it down to you genius.. We lost to Thompson by 7 the first game of the season. Thompson just so happens to be our oldest rival and was also in our region last year… So, your statement about us losing to a 3A school really has no legs.. Add to that, the fact that Thompson is good.. REALLY GOOD (last I checked they are #1 in 3A)… and there is your week 1 loss. We also stomped a 6A school (hello Coffee) so keep your mouth shut unless you have actual facts that are relevant.

@Wayne… Love ya bro!! Good stuff with the posts all year.

@u_dont_have_a_clue… Just trying to figure out if you are trying to call me out as I am the only poster here with “NY” as a part of their screen name? Let’s hope not, you really don’t wanna verbally joust with this Bear… Think before you post next time. I hardly think Sandy Creek is holding on to something that has expired.. That team is GREAT!! That program is GREAT!! I have nothing but respect for the team from Tyrone.

@Xyris… Hate to agree but I must. ;O)

Red and Black til Death

NYCDAWGFAN

November 24th, 2012
9:05 am

@That Dude Says…: If I wasn’t from BC and only had this blog to draw conclusions, I would have to agree with you my friend. I promise that we have some very bright students that receive a top flight education… I know for a fact that some of our alumni are embarrassed to post due to the ignorance of a small portion of the fanbase. It’s just like real life.. Who is the loudest and most annoying woman in the bar? The cute girl with a nice figure, or the big-as-earth fatty? The fatty..and who is going to try and compete with her loud mouth? Same thing here, with the folks that are/are not posting. I mean, let’s be really honest, Sandy Creeks’ principal just so happens to be a BC Bear;O) I happen to be an entertainer that also works in licensing/brand development so it takes LOTS to keep me away;O) The second classic match is set (The first being the epic that was Marist vs. Carrolton, great game by two very good teams) Tha County vs. Tha Creek.. Wish I could fly down to catch that one.

Red and Black til Death

simp308z

November 24th, 2012
9:09 am

Damn, road trip next week. Hello Tyrone, Ga here come the BEARS!!!!

Keith

November 24th, 2012
9:14 am

Great win Monroe Area Canes!!!! Down 14 and fought back for an OT win, Very proud of you.

RGR93

November 24th, 2012
9:17 am

Did the Creek win the toss or our we heading to Burke County next week?

NYCDAWGFAN

November 24th, 2012
9:17 am

@simp308z : Did they have the coin flip already? To my knowledge, the flip is supposed to happen @ 10..

Red and Black til Death

PatriotKen

November 24th, 2012
9:18 am

It’s 9AM Saturday morning. The 4AAAA ‘Roundup’ has only two games listed (!?!?). Not much in the print edition, either. Glad I went to our game last night, to enjoy another Creek win. Let me know if I can e-mail the AJC a summary of our victory over Burke County next Friday.

Fayette County HS Fan

November 24th, 2012
9:20 am

Football Fan and Christian Bell evidently you have not seen Sandy Creek play before and if you have you wouldn’t be making such predictions about Burke Co. over Sandy Creek. I dont have a son and never did that played with the Creek but there team is precision and make few mistakes. May beat several college teams around.

This has got to be one of the best dynasty in the making in the state of Ga. history. Hey it will not get any better next year because this is a team of Sophmores and Juniors.

SC 35 BC 14

NYCDAWGFAN

November 24th, 2012
9:25 am

@PatriotKen: Funny guy… Who told you that joke at the end about the summary? Was it PatriotBarbie? Hahaha.. Jokes. Should be a classic next week between two of the more dominant teams in the past 3/4 years.

Red and Black til Death

simp308z

November 24th, 2012
9:27 am

@NY, had it at 9am. Glad I just got new tires.

NYCDAWGFAN

November 24th, 2012
9:28 am

@Fayette County HS Fan: You do realize how young BC is, right? Both of our junior QB’s (Gator included) ran for over 100 yards last night.. If you are correct, it’ll be BC vs SC for a few more years to come.

Red and Black til Death

NYCDAWGFAN

November 24th, 2012
9:31 am

@simp308z : Thanks bro. Just called the fam and confirmed. Safe travels my friend, I’ll be watching online from the Big Apple..

Red and Black til Death

That Dude Says...

November 24th, 2012
9:35 am

@NYCDAWGFAN… I hear you. We have our share of idiots to who like post nonsense.

That Dude Says...

November 24th, 2012
9:36 am

So Sandy Creek won the coin flip?

football fan

November 24th, 2012
9:40 am

Sandy Creek won the coin flip..Burke Co. @ Sandy Creek next Friday night. Go Bears!!!

Gwinnett Football

November 24th, 2012
9:41 am

Monroe first got on the scoreboard with 9:34 to play in the second quarter on a 53-yard touchdown run by Truitt. Brown’s PAT made it 14-7. Truitt ended the night 3-for-8 passing for 33 yards and one interception. He ran 25 times for 194 yards and two touchdowns.
“Stanton was ferocious,” Fligg said. “He wanted the ball on every play in that fourth quarter and during the overtime period.”
Kwan Brooks also had a good night with 90 yards on 16 rushes.
Even though they had turned the ball over four times, the Hurricanes were still within striking distance at 14-7 in the third quarter. A 60-yard, 9-play drive ended with a 2-yard touchdown dive by Junior Brooks with 5:12 to go in the period. Brown tied it with the PAT.
Both teams mounted mild threats in the fourth quarter. Davis missed a 29-yard field goal with 4:27 to play in the game, but the Monroe Area defense didn’t hang its hat. Instead, they buckled their chin straps even tighter and kept Grady from driving deep enough to attempt a field goal.
Monroe won the toss and chose to go on de fense to start the overtime. Grady put the ball in play at the 15 and scored in eight plays, yet missed the extra point.
Monroe got the ball, scored on the Truitt TD in eight plays and won it on the Davis PAT.
The Hurricanes host South Effingham Friday in the Elite 8 at the Purple Pit.

simp308z

November 24th, 2012
9:41 am

@NY, thanks. And by the way, Burke Co has only 7 seniors on the team.

First Down Creek!!!!

November 24th, 2012
9:42 am

@NYCDAWGFAN Our running back tandem are both sophmores. QB is a Junior as is our best WR. I think our teams will meet again next year.

NYCDAWGFAN

November 24th, 2012
9:42 am

That Dude Says…: Yes sir. Tha Creek and Tha County will strap it up in Tyrone. #instantclassic…. See you guys and gals later, gotta get to my ritualistic Dawg watching spot. GATA DAWGS!!!

Red and Black til Death

Go Tigers

November 24th, 2012
9:44 am

Stockbridge won the coin toss and will host Marist on Friday night.

Go Tigers!

NYCDAWGFAN

November 24th, 2012
9:47 am

@simp308z: I know.. Coach Parker has a real program going back home.. Hate that Chris Washington isn’t getting the D1 looks he deserves because of his height. The kid reminds me of Rennie Curran. (and you would think the Dawgs would give him a look having had Rennie and Chris’ older bro on the team right now.. One last thing, props to my old coach(and BC alum) Franklin Stephens and Lamar County!! First year @ Lamar and he already has them pushing for a title. He may be the best coach in the state. All he does is win.

Red and Black til Death

WILLIAM E CHAPMAN

November 24th, 2012
9:58 am

GO CANES

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