Class A: No. 13 FPD over No. 4 Brookstone biggest upset, other top seeds advance

By S. Thomas Coleman
For the AJC

The first round is in the books. Both top seeds – Athens Academy (barely) and Lincoln County – will move on. While the higher seeds went 6-2 on the public school side, the lower seeded teams split with the higher seeds on the private side.

Here are the quarterfinal match ups, followed by some observations from the first round and a look at how the regions fared as well.

PUBLIC

No. 9 Wilkinson County at No. 1 Lincoln County

No. 5 Dooly County at No. 4 Seminole County

No. 11 Trion at No. 3 Emanuel County Institute

No. 7 Marion County at No. 2 Wilcox County

PRIVATE

No. 9 Prince Avenue at No. 1 Athens Academy

No. 13 First Presbyterian Day at No. 12 Landmark Christian

No. 11 George Walton Academy at No. 3 Walker

No. 7 Savannah Christian at No. 2 Eagle’s Landing Christian Academy

Top 4 public seeds roll, Commerce’s struggles continue

The top four seeds on the public side all cruised to wins in Round 1. No. 1 Lincoln County (21-0 over Hancock Central), No. 2 Wilcox County (42-14 over Greenville), No. 3 Emanuel County Institute (46-12 over Gordon Lee) and No. 4 Seminole County (36-7 over Commerce) all won by an average margin of nearly 30 points.

The biggest surprise was probably Seminole County’s blowout of No. 13 Commerce, a proud program that is sliding a bit. Seminole (9-2) handed the Tigers (5-6) their worst playoff loss since a 1991 loss to Oglethorpe County (36-8). Commerce, which won two state titles and 17 region championships since it began competing in football in 1909, is a mediocre 32-35 since 2007, and has not advanced past the second round of the playoffs since 2006.

FPD over Brookstone biggest of four private school upsets

First Presbyterian (7-4), the No. 13 seed on the private school side, raced to a 21-0 lead and hung on to knock off No. 4 Brookstone (8-3), 49-33, in Columbus. The lower seed was victorious in three other private school first round contests.

No. 9 Prince Avenue Christian (9-2) took out No. 8 Darlington (7-4) in Rome, 42-21, as Bryce Huff ran for three touchdowns. No. 11 George Walton Academy (8-3) got 224 yards rushing and four touchdowns from junior Stanley “Boom” Williams, en route to a 38-12 win over No. 6 Aquinas (8-3). The Bulldogs rolled up more than 400 yards on the ground while holding the Irish’s Brendan Douglas, who committed to Georgia Tech, to just 56.

And Landmark (8-3) is at it again. The War Eagles, who won four road playoff games last season before falling to Savannah Christian in the state title game, defeated Calvary Day (9-2), 10-7, in Savannah, on the strength of 223 yards of total offense for junior running back Jeremiah Kirkland – 187 yards rushing on 31 carries and a touchdown, and 2 catches for 36 yards. The game wasn’t as close as it seemed as the Cavaliers didn’t score until there were 13 seconds left in the game.

Athens Academy, Walker remain perfect

The two undefeated teams in Class A remain that way after Round 1. Athens Academy (11-0), the No. 1 seed on the private school side, trailed 13-0 going into the fourth quarter but willed itself to a 17-13 win over Mt. Pisgah (6-5) to move into the quarterfinals. Sophomore receiver Eric Williams and senior quarterback Austin Schulte got the Spartans’ comeback going when they hooked up on a 61-yard touchdown to narrow the gap to 13-7 early in the fourth quarter.

Walker (11-0), the No. 3 seed, also trailed early – 7-6 at halftime – but rallied as well to take a 28-7 victory over Athens Christian (4-7). Senior Evan Kasian led the way for the Wolverines with 183 yards rushing and three touchdowns on 21 carries. It was the first playoff win in the 12-year history of the Walker program.

ELCA, Savannah Christian advance

No. 2 seed Eagle’s Landing Christian Academy and No. 7 Savannah Christian both built 28-point halftime leads and cruised to first round victories. ELCA (10-1) got 80 yards rushing on 8 carries from senior Keyante Green, a Purdue commit, and held off No. 15 Our Lady of Mercy (6-5), 42-14. Savannah Christian (8-3) drilled Holy Innocents (6-5) 35-17, behind senior Ivan Reese’s 87 yards on 24 carries and a touchdown. Savannah Christian, the defending Class A champions, will travel to McDonough next week to face ELCA in a game many believe will produce the eventual private school champion.

Trion triumphs, Wilkinson rallies, Marion dumps Charlton

Trion, the No. 11 seed, pulled the biggest upset on the public schools side as the Bulldogs (9-2) continued their best season since 2003 by blasting No. 6 Irwin Co., 31-6, in Ocilla, nearly five hours from home. Cory Bethune ran for two scores the passed for another the lead the way.

No. 9 Wilkinson County (8-3) got a late touchdown to prevail over No. 8 Miller County (8-3), 27-26, in Colquitt. No. 7 Marion County (9-2) brought the nightmare season for Charlton County (5-6) to an end as the Eagles prevailed 31-12 in Buena Vista. Charlton finished below .500 for the first time since 1989, the year prior to the arrival of head coach Rich McWhorter.

Region records

Region 8 has the bragging rights after the first round of the playoffs going 3-1 as Athens Academy, Prince Avenue and George Walton all advanced. Meanwhile, Region 2 went 1-3 as Wilcox County is now the only team from that league – made up of all public schools – left in the tournament. Here are the other records (*keep in mind that Region 5, Mercy-ELCA, and Region 7, Hancock Central-Lincoln County, were at a disadvantage as two teams faced each other in the first round):

Region 1: 1-1

Region 3: 2-1

Region 4: 2-2

*Region 5: 2-2

Region 6: 2-2

*Region 7: 3-2

109 comments Add your comment

Monroe's First Redcoat

November 24th, 2012
11:19 am

Congrats to the winners last night, especially to the three 8-1 representatives, Prince Avenue, Athens Academy and George Walton Academy! With Williams healthy, George Walton is going to be hard to beat.

Not surprised at Commerce’s loss, Thomas, and a little surprised that you are. The Tigers are not the machine they used to be. A season-opening (and still unexplainable) win over Jefferson is the Tiger’s lone bragging right this year. The past few season, Commerce has been lucky to be a .500 team. They’ll be back, but I don’t think it’ll be any time soon, especially with all the power in 8-A.

Monroe's First Redcoat

November 24th, 2012
11:20 am

should read “the three 8-A representatives”…..I have GOT to get my glasses replaced….

The Truth

November 24th, 2012
11:20 am

The GHSA’s dummass rules arranging to keep Region 2’s third best team at home and sending the 5th ranked team might have something to do with being 1-3….

BehindEnemyLines

November 24th, 2012
1:40 pm

No surprise at the Commerce result at all. They’ve been pretty bad in the second half of the season, lost their QB and just never recovered from it.

S. Thomas Coleman

November 24th, 2012
1:50 pm

@Monroe’s: I’m not necessarily surprised by the loss — Coach Ingram does a fantastic job down there. But I am surprised by the point margin. Just don’t remember Commerce getting blown out as much as they have this season.

In fact, if anybody up in Commerce is listening, what’s up the the Tigers lately? The youth program dwindling a little? You guys starting to lose students to other high schools? What’s gives?

Thanks for reading and posting, Monroe.

S. Thomas Coleman

S. Thomas Coleman

November 24th, 2012
1:52 pm

@Behind: Thanks for the intel. Losing a QB can submarine a season.

Thanks for reading and posting!

S. Thomas Coleman

gh2o

November 24th, 2012
4:01 pm

Commerce had kids with a lot of heart. Watching them play GWA, they hit hard and played all the way to the end. They were just very young, not deep, and were missing that “one” impact player. I bet they’ll improve dramatically next year. They got beat up pretty badly starting with the GWA game and never recovered.

gh2o

November 24th, 2012
4:07 pm

By the way, I think I was the only one not surprised by GWA’s total dominance over Aquinas. I think the AJC picked Aquinas by 10, but it wasn’t even as close as the 38-12 score. ELCA vs SC game should be a very good one. Another good week of football coming up.FPD is a very dangerous team, as well…QB is very good when given time. Them winning this past weekend shouldn’t have surprised anyone.

moodswing

November 24th, 2012
7:14 pm

GWA is no surprise to anyone in 8A. They have the best athletes of anyone they’ve played. Two loses came without senior QB Rice. GWA went to what they do best, “Run the Ball”! The Four Horseman – Williams, Waters, Jarvis and Rice!!!

Calvary Dad

November 24th, 2012
7:16 pm

Sorry Walker fans…..Your season is over this week. You struggled against a losing team last night. George Walton has the horses and a really good coaching staff.

winners for this week:
ELCA will win(BARELY)
George Walton(see above)
Landmark(Great D, even better coaching)
Prince Ave(experienced winners)

I welcome your picks and why

Monroe's First Redcoat

November 24th, 2012
8:13 pm

Calvary Dad: I think Athens Academy has Prince’s number. AA advances.

Swamp Lizard

November 24th, 2012
8:18 pm

@ Calvary Dad …. here’s my picks

Prince Ave over Athens Academy ( coaching & redemption )
Landmark over First Presbyterian ( coaching & D )
George Walton over Walker ( Walker hasn’t seen a team like this )
ELCA over Sav Christian ( D will play lights out )

Swamp Lizard

November 24th, 2012
8:25 pm

Public Picks ….

Lincoln Co over Wilkinson ( in a close game )
Dooly Co over Seminole Co ( Dooly D wins it )
ECI over Trion ( big win Trion, but it ends here )
Wilcox Co over Marion Co ( it’s offense here … Wilcox has it )

Dawg Mike

November 24th, 2012
9:18 pm

i have heard a lot of class A public schools going to AA so this stinks

I wonder fan

November 24th, 2012
10:52 pm

Savannah Christian has a great defence and an awesome coaching staff and they will stop Green and upset ELCA just like Landmark Christian did at home last year. My prediction is a rematch for the state championship between Landmark Christian and Savannah Christian in another intense match up like last season. Good match ups come between complete teams on defense and now that Landmark has all of its players healthy the defense is overpowering like Savannah Christian’s. Get set for great match ups this coming Friday but it will be the War Eagles and the Raiders again for the 2012 crown at the dome!!

TCDAWG25

November 24th, 2012
11:38 pm

ELCA by forty or more against Savannah Christian. If the game is close or if they lose to Savannah Christian I guess the title was handed out to soon.

CheerTigerDad

November 25th, 2012
12:10 am

It’s no coincidence that Commerce has suffered since the opening of the East Jackson HS a few miles down the road. We’ve lost kids to them, along with Jefferson and Banks County (all relatively close). There is a glimmer of hope in the next few years. We have a great group of kids coming up from Middle school and 12U rec ball, if they just stay in Commerce. The only losses either of these teams have had the last couple of years has been at the hands of Jefferson. Jefferson will be very strong in the next coming years, just like they are this year. There is a lot of talent coming up in their system.

CheerTigerDad

November 25th, 2012
12:16 am

And forgot to mention a correction, STC. Region 8 went 3-2, Commerce and Athens Christian both lost.

Monroe's First Redcoat

November 25th, 2012
1:23 am

Okay, across the Class A board:

Private Schools:
Athens Academy over Prince Avenue: Sorry, Swamp Lizard, personnel and experience trump “redemption”. AA rolls again.
Landmark over Presby.. Landmark’s been there. FPD haan’t been there yet.
GWA over Walker: Tough call. but a healthy Willliams is the real deal.
Savannah Chriatian over ELCA in a close one. SC has been there before. ELCA is good, but not quite there yet.

Public Schools:

Wilcox over Marion. Experience trumps up & comer.
Seminole over Dooly in another close one. They aren’t about to have a long, sad ride all the back to Donaldsonville.
ECI over Trion on a major blowout. Sorry, Trion, but it’s hard to argue with ECI’s numbers – 40-plus in 8 of the past 9 games….Trion’s had close calls. This won’t be one of them.
Lincoln County over Wilkinson County. For that matter, in November, take Lincoln County over New Orleans, Georgia Southern and the team from the remake of “The Longest Yard”. Do not bet against Larry Campbell in the postseason – EVER.

Okay, y’all come on after me…

Swamp Lizard

November 25th, 2012
4:40 am

@ I wonder fan …. you have me wondering too! I’ll give you a couple of things, I do believe they have a great coaching staff. Coach Donald Chumley is probably one of the best in the state, you don’t make it to three state championships in a row and build a program like that without great coaches. Another thing, Sav Christian will not be intimidated of ELCA, they have played in big games and fear no teams out there. BUT ….
Your remarks about a great defense? Did you mean last year? They had a GREAT defense last year, but I know your not talking about the one this year that gave up 48 to ECI, 33 to Sav Country Day or the defense that has given up 19 a game this year?
I mean no disrespect to Sav Christian players, coaches, or fans … Matter of fact, I admire what Sav Christian has done over the last few years …. Dominate!I think you are a year away, & I think most of you might agree with me. Sav Christian does have great coaches and a young team this year. They will be a MAJOR PLAYER next year.

Swamp Lizard

November 25th, 2012
4:48 am

@ Cheer Tiger Dad … I hope y’all can turn it around at Commerce. I was at the GW / Commerce game too and seen a scrapy team that night. I thought if they were healthy they would give Seminole Co a game …. I was WRONG. Pick up the pieces and keep building. Good Luck.

Swamp Lizard

November 25th, 2012
5:00 am

GOING ON RECORD … this isn’t the ELCA team that lost to Landmark last year. And I’m not taking anything away from Landmark. Landmark lined up and hit us in the mouth & WON. I do understand that ANY team can lose on any given night. This ELCA team is “special”. Just like Sav Christian was last year. I’m pretty sure ELCA will be ready to play Friday night against Sav Christian … & I don’t think it will be that close.

Swamp Lizard

November 25th, 2012
5:07 am

@ Monroe’s First Redcoat …. I like your picks and the reason behind them … well, most of them anyway! ;) Go Chargers !!

bulldog 1984

November 25th, 2012
5:09 am

I’m would like to see my beloved GWA Bulldogs in a GHSA State Championship but I fear that what we had to do to get to this level will curse our program for years to come. We needed to build a program from within not go out and bring in one of the top players in the state just to achieve our goals. The curse of “BOOM” will last for many years to come.

Chuck

November 25th, 2012
7:22 am

@Swamp Lizard….I agree that Savannah Christian does not have a great defense, but they are pretty good. The points they have given up against Country Day and ECI…look behind the numbers, most were scores on the 2nd or 3rd team (Country Day) and offensive turnovers (ECI). Good, certainly not great. And yes, next year they are loaded! Stop them now. ELCA and SCPS is the real state championship game, the winner should carry it again. Advantage, ELCA, older more talented….. The amazing thing is that the public schools would have carried it this year….Interesting……

Monroe's First Redcoat

November 25th, 2012
9:51 am

Bulldog 1984 – don’t kid yourself. This is hardly the first time that GWA has imported talent. Being a private school opens more doors to recruiting than if it was a public school. The folks at the school on on the hill are just upholding tradition….

TomDawg

November 25th, 2012
11:23 am

@ Chuck….. Obviously you weren’t at the ECI – Sav Ch game or you are blind. And if you are i apologize. But turnovers are part of the game, and we caused them, and scored off them. That game was over early. What kind of excuses are you gonna come up with when ELCA hangs 40 or even 50 on you. Wouldn’t surprise me at all. But if ya’ll do shock the world with an upset this week that will only make us look that much better. This is my way of showing you guys the same respect ya’ll showed us when went down to Groves football field in 09( the one they let ya’ll borrow cause ya’ll don’t have one) and we got blasted. Even though we’re 2 & 1 in the 3 games we’ve played against ya’ll. OK i feel better.

mike

November 25th, 2012
11:56 am

i believe if you wouldve put whitefield academy in there like they were supposed to be over mt. pisgah, they wouldve beaten athens academy

Level playing field

November 25th, 2012
12:23 pm

Bulldog 1984….Are you implying the GW is actively recruiting for their football program? Unless you have facts to support your allegations, you should be careful in your blogs. The private school “recruitng” issue is certainly a hot topic

Class A Wizard

November 25th, 2012
12:54 pm

@Level playing field – I have a friend who lives in the vicinity of GWA and his son is a tremendous athlete in the local area recreation football program. He was asked to bring his son over to GWA, to which my friend replied: 1.I don’t live in the county the school is located in, and 2. I can’t afford the tuition. The response he received was “we’re a private school so our students don’t have to live within the county and we have funding available for kids with ‘that kind of talent.’” It’s happening, that’s why GHSA had no choice but to do something about it. Just facts.

1gadawg

November 25th, 2012
2:20 pm

@Seth .. I expected to see you at the ELCA game Friday
@Swamp Lizard – Do you sleep? Congrats on UF
ELCA should win. Too many good athletes and good speed

innocent bystander

November 25th, 2012
2:26 pm

@monroe’s first redcoat……ELCA is not there yet ????? What in the world do they need to do to get there ? Have every starter bothways committed to a D-1 program ? Get serious. ELCA has WAY more talent than ANYONE ELSE ! Hands down

TCDAWG25

November 25th, 2012
3:02 pm

Now if you want to talk about a great defense, Savannah Christian fans just look no further than the Region 3 Champions.

Swamp Lizard

November 25th, 2012
4:38 pm

@1gadawg … I was happy with my Gators! They didn’t fold in the 3rd qtr and showed some grit. I sleep when I can! ;) Looking forward to the game Friday night … should be a good one.

ELCA is GREAT

November 25th, 2012
6:06 pm

If any of you other weak teams think you have a chance against ELCA the juggernaut, you are fools. ELCA will crush you like ants under our shoes. ELCA is the best team ever in Georgia history.

GAHSFBFan24

November 25th, 2012
6:40 pm

@ELCA is GREAT, Raiderman85 is that you?

BehindEnemyLines

November 25th, 2012
7:44 pm

@S.Thomas — re: “don’t remember Commerce getting blown out as much as they have this season.” This isn’t quite as new a situation as your memory (or a lot of memories) might think.

This year Commerce lost by 12, 5, 30, 38, 10, 29 … 5 by 10+, 3 by 20+, 2 by 30+
Last year Commerce lost by 27, 33, 33, 11, 22, 10, 21 … 7 by 10+, 5 by 20+, 2 by 30+
2 yrs ago Commerce lost by 3, 3, 42, 7, 21, 10 … 3 by 10+, 2 by 20+, 1 by 30+
Last year arguably uglier than this year.

In the 80’s Commerce had 1 season of 5 losses or more
In the 90’s Commerce had 2 seasons of 5 losses or more
In the 00’s Commerce had 6 seasons of 5 losses or more
In the 10’s Commerce has 3 season of 5 losses or more (in only three chances)
That’s 6 straight seasons with 5 losses or more.

Prior to this stretch, the most consec. seasons of 5+ losses had been 3 — from 1967 through 1969
It’s pretty much an unprecedented dry spell for the Tigers, but it isn’t something new to this year, it’s been building for quite a while now.

Here’s hoping that the new staff can get things turned around.

Walker Fan

November 25th, 2012
8:25 pm

Predictions…with scores…for Private side bracket this Friday night:

Prince Avenure Christian over Athen Academy 28-14
Landmark Christian over FPD 17-7
Walker over GWA 21-17
ELCA over Savannah Christian 42-14

bulldog 1984

November 25th, 2012
9:36 pm

@ Monroe’s First Redcoat….I know several of the players from the past that suddenly appeared on the scene at GWA but this was back when we played GISA. Nobody in GISA cared about the recruited talent. The teams we played were from so far away from each other that no one could monitor it. Now were playing teams that are 15 to 40 miles from Monroe and it is being monitored. These kids played youth sports together or against each other and all parents are not ignorant. Kids are talking and most of them are at GWA . Every administrator that is recieving a salary from the GHSA should resign if they’re willing to “turn a blind eye” to what is going on. A few simple questions could go a long way. How GHSA would allow a rising 11th grader to transfer schools about 10 to 12 miles down the road is beyond me. This kid was committed to UGA as a sophomore and to allow him to move just a few miles down the road and play his junior and senior year should be looked into by someone that wants to get it right. Was Apalachee Highschool that bad…if so someone needs to look into whats going on over there

mckenzie jones

November 25th, 2012
11:04 pm

Seminole County will beat dooly, the indians are playing well on both sides of the ball.

Red, White, & Blue

November 25th, 2012
11:25 pm

@STC – Enjoy your coverage, but the title of this article would have been No. 16 Mt. Pisgah over No. 1 Athens Academy if MP’s running back doesn’t get injured just before the half. AA is a good team and showed it, but most here don’t realize

Red, White, & Blue

November 25th, 2012
11:33 pm

that MP had a first down on the 4 yard line in the 4th quarter until a suspect “illegal man downfield” call erased the play and resulted in no score. MP also drove down the field in the last minute and a half and had a pass into the endzone almost caught on the last play of the game! AA experience won out, but MP outplayed them and was razor close to the year’s biggest upset!

J.T. Walker

November 26th, 2012
12:46 am

A few thoughts…

Since when is a three touchdown margin “struggling?”

Get used to seeing Mt. Pisgah in the playoffs. They are young and talented and have a strong middle school program.

Anyone know why Williams left Apallachee? A friend down in Monroe told me he left mid-season his sophomore year.

Sav Christian over ELCA 28-27

Landmark over FPD 17-14

PAC over AA 21-7

Walker over GWA 10-7 (#30 kicks the 42 yard winner as time expires)

@Swamp Lizard, I was so hoping the Irish would fall so my Dawgs could beat the Gators for the NC.

@gh2o- How can you be so wrong (Athens Christian over Walker) and so right: “The great thing about high school football is that any team can win on any given Friday. All of these teams are in the playoffs for a reason and it should be a lot of fun to watch. Not to mention, this should provide lasting memories for these kids for years to come! Good luck to all of the kids and I hope to see a lot of great, injury-free, competitive football.” Well said and I couldn’t agree more.

Go Wolverines!

Monroe's First Redcoat

November 26th, 2012
3:04 am

@ innocent bystander – I didn’t say that ELCA is not there yet. I said not QUITE there yet. SC has been in the state title game for the past three years, finally winning the big cheese in 2011. SC is 50-6 the past four years, and even though half of those losses came this season, it’s hard to argue with the track record. ELCA’s record during the same stretch is admirable, but the Chargers have yet to make it to the Big Dance, hence the reason for my pick.

bulldog 1984

November 26th, 2012
7:02 am

@ J.T Walker …..Williams did leave Appalachee in the middle of the football season as a Sophomore right after he and his father were seen eating lunch together at small restaurant just north of Monroe. NOT A BIG DEAL …..RIGHT. There were more than two people at the table….a 1985 GWA Graduate was also at the table. Rather large, and I mean round, real estate agent that has always stayed close to the coaching staff at GWA. Less than two weeks later, Williams is at GWA and already cleared by GHSA to play football. I have heard of several hardship cases that were approved by GHSA but none so quickly as in the Williams case. GWA played it smart, the coaches did not allow Williams to come in and take over half way through his sophomore year and he stood on the sideline as GWA struggled for the remainder of the season and lost it’s first playoff game. Why would a D1 UGA COMMITMENT leave a higher classification to come play at a small class A private school that just joined the GHSA two years ago? …….J.T. the kids at Appalachee say that Williams was kicked off the team during a game when he made a comment during halftime about how he was going to GWA. The players say he was sent home at halftime and almost immediately disappeared from Appalachee.
If GHSA would get off their butts and react to these situations it could be stopped but it appears they do not care. Stiffer regulations would help but with no GHSA official willing to truly enforce their own rules the rules and policies are useless.
Williams is not the only roster addition at GWA this year. Compare last years roster to this years and you will see what I’m talking about.

Swamp Lizard

November 26th, 2012
7:25 am

@ Walker Fan …… I’ve missed ya !! I thought you’d reply back to me. So you like Walker over George Walton 21-17? I just tend to think your off on that pick a “little”.

Swamp Lizard

November 26th, 2012
7:33 am

@ JT Walker ….. Yea, I was hoping the Irish would fall too ….. I guess I’ll have to settle for the Sugar Bowl while your Dawgs play in Tampa or Orlando. ;) …… all kidding aside, good luck with Bama !!
So you think Sav Christian will handle ELCA 28-27? ……. I think we all ( Class A fans ) might be shocked at the outcome of that game on Friday night …… we will see. Wish your team the best !!

1gadawg

November 26th, 2012
9:02 am

@bulldawg 1984. Do you think this is something new? Public schools have been doing this for years. Privates play by the same rules as publics.

S. Thomas Coleman

November 26th, 2012
9:24 am

A Note to all the Class A Heads:

I want to thank all you guys and gals for the high level of discussion and conversation on the Class A Blog!!

As most of you know, I cover games involving teams from all the classifications, which gives me the opportunity to see other athletes and have discourse with other fans. And I can tell you that in both of those areas, Class A takes a back seat to no one (depth is the only disadvantage for Class A teams).

As always, thanks so much for reading and posting!! Here’s to some great football as we approach the final rounds of the playoffs — public and private!!

S. Thomas Coleman

Walker Fan

November 26th, 2012
9:32 am

@Swamp…sorry about my absence. I like my picks…and scores. Give me yours Your putting way too much stock in one guy from GWA being healthy now. Team game and team score. No back has rushed for 100 yards on Walker this year. Although most people think Walker’s 2,000 yard, do it all back Kasian is the team’s best asset, the real truth is that Walker’s two DE’s are the team’s number 1 asset and are able to turn everything inside…they are very big for Class A (6-3 275 and 6-3 260) and VERY, VERY mobile…by far the best tandem in Class A I have seen this year. We will see…you may be right…but I believe you were saying last week Athens Christian was going to upset Walker. Although the first half score was close, the game frankly was not. The first half score was the result of ONE lucky blown coverage pass play in AC’s favor otherwise the score would have been 28-0. If you played that game 100 times, Walker would win by 3 to 5 TD’s every time. Maybe I am wrong and maybe this week is the week Walker finally loses, but I say not this week. and not against this team. Walker 21 – GWA 17.