List/Trivia/Quote: Norcross the latest defending champ in highest class to lose opener

LIST

Norcross became the 10th team since 1970 to lose its opening game the season after winning the state title in the highest classification. Here are the 10 and the teams that beat them:

2013 Norcross (B.T. Washington, Fla.)

2011 Brookwood (Lassiter)

2009 Camden County (Grayson)

2000 Lowndes (Warner Robins)

1998 Parkview (McEachern)

1995 Colquitt County (Thomas Co. Central)

1994 Dunwoody (Upson-Lee)

1980 Clarke Central (Griffin)

1976 Central, Macon (Griffin)

1973 Lakeside, Atlanta (Clarkston)

TRIVIA

Nick Chubb of Cedartown in 2012 became the first player to rush for more than 2,500 yards in a season in five years. Who had been the last player to do it? (Answer Tuesday)

Answer to Friday’s question: Corky Kell was the head coach of Wheeler in Marietta from 1970 to 1978. His 1973 team played for the Class AAA championship against Thomasville and lost 40-35.

COACH SPEAK

“Win the next play.”

- Heritage (Conyers) coach Mike Parris

GHSF Daily asked coaches during the offseason if they have a favorite quote, saying or motto. We’ll run a different one each day. Coaches are invited to add to our list.

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6 comments Add your comment

Camden74

August 26th, 2013
11:17 am

Norcross took it to a new level……. :-)

Sportsnut

August 26th, 2013
12:00 pm

It was extremely strange. I can’t explain or understand it. To maintain my sanity, I give up.
Game week for my Cats. We face a Mundy’s Mill team that features a pretty good Rb in the person of Rodney Smith. This game is bigger than any other for LHS. This is the off-spring of LHS. The Blue-Orange Football is up for grabs. 12 Oaks will be full and rocking. Neighborhood bragging rights on the line.

rwdekalb

August 26th, 2013
12:05 pm

@Sportsnut. You have got to be kidding. It may be a rivalry but Lovejoy by 3 touchdowns or more.

WarEagle

August 26th, 2013
12:50 pm

@rwdekalb — I’ll take “or more”!

5AReg6Fan

August 27th, 2013
8:26 am

It will take more than ONE good RB for Mundy’s Mill. Want be surprise to see 50+ Lovejoy hang up on Mundy Mill.

“WE ARE TUCKER”

REGION 6, the best in GA 2013 5A Football……

harold

August 27th, 2013
11:51 am

THAT 5 STAR PLAYED LIKE A TWO STAR? HE WILL PICK BAMA AND SABAN. WHAT KID WOULDN’T?