Donquell Green, Stanton Truitt shine; Marist falls

Showstopper: No. 3 Burke County rolled up 405 yards of offense in the first half en route to a 55-0 win over Hephzibah. Bears quarterback Donquell Green accounted for five touchdowns, all coming in the first half.

Efficient: Monroe Area quarterback Stanton Truitt attempted only three passes, but two went for touchdowns in the sixth-ranked Purple Hurricanes’ 40-14 victory over Winder-Barrow. Running back Kwan Brooks rushed for 120 yards and scored four touchdowns.

A first: Harris County rallied from behind, scoring 28 points in the fourth quarter to beat LaGrange for the first time. The Grangers had won the previous seven meetings.

Chubb watch: Cedartown running back Nick Chubb, who has committed to Georgia, rushed for 150 yards and three touchdowns in the Bulldogs’ 33-6 win over Pepperell.

Turnaround: The Howard Huskies entered the season on a 24-game losing streak, but are now 2-0 after beating Southwest 12-6, Friday.

Rolling again: No. 1 Sandy Creek got right back on the winning track with a 55-28 victory over Newnan. The defending champion Patriots had their 15-game winning streak snapped last week in a 27-27 tie with Florida power Plant High School. Sandy Creek’s running back tandem of Eric Sweeney and Delvin Weems combined for five rushing touchdowns.

Setting the stage: No. 2 Carrollton overwhelmed Chapel Hill, 63-0, to improve to 2-0 and set up a big game next week against AA’s No. 1 team, perennial power Calhoun.

War Eagles fall: No. 4 Marist mounted a late rally, forcing a turnover and scoring on a Matt Perez touchdown run with less than a minute to play, but couldn’t come up with an onside kick and fell 28-21 at Thomas County Central. The War Eagles are 1-7 against the Yellow Jackets.

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carter

September 7th, 2013
12:59 pm

Donquell Gator Green is the truth….5 TDs & 405 yds in the 1st half—WOW— Coffee County 6, 1a ur Next!!!

In 1st game of the season against Thompson in the Brick Yard, Donquell had 3 TDs and 235 yds in the 1st qt. before the game was called due to bad weather very early in the 2 qt.

Stats do not lie.. Since his Freshman year he has being the truth; getting better each year.

Well

September 7th, 2013
3:07 pm

Yup, stats don’t lie: Hephzibah was 1-9 in 2011, 0-10 in 2012. Burke and Green build up great stats against one of the weakest regular season schedules.

carter

September 7th, 2013
8:51 pm

Correct about Hephzibah but you fail to mention Thompson, Coffee County, Sandy Creek, Peach County, Worth County, Cedar Gr, Woodard Ac, Cairo Statesbore…….and more…….Again STATS don’t lie!!! Google him and see the rest of the state he has played against….Mr. Well I’m just saying STATE CHAMPION….SUPER 11……enjoy the rest of all fooooootballlll sir…

yawner

September 8th, 2013
1:15 am

LOL..Green didn’t put up anything close to those kinds of #’s against SC and was a complete non factor in the 4th quarter when the game was on the line. Piling up stats against region3 is a joke and everyone saw that last year. How did that game against Thomson and Sandy Creek come out for BC last year again?

badbrad

September 8th, 2013
7:41 am

@carter, maybe Gator will get another shot at S Creek this year. Didn’t do so well last year. When it came to crunch time in the game against the Creek, Gator was a non-factor. And then afterwards the Burke fans were saying that at least they played a great game. You got to play to win, not to look good or build stats. (PS work on your spelling).

Go Trojans!

September 8th, 2013
7:49 am

I remember when BC came to Carrollton a few years ago. Maybe he was freshman then?

What I don’t remember is Gator Green having a big day or running up stats. 49-15 was the final.

He’s a super player with great speed but let’s acknowledge the weak region he plays helps him roll out the yards and TDs.

Go Trojans!

DreadHead5

September 8th, 2013
11:15 am

ITS NOT HIS FAULT THE REGION IS SO WEAK IF U LOOK AT THE OTHER REGIONS THEY ARE NOT POWERHOUSES AS WELL EXCEPT FOR CARROLLTON WHO ELSE IS IN SANDY CREEKS REGION. AS FOR LAST YEAR AGAINST SC HE ACCOUNTED FOR 3 TDS AND DON’T KNOW EXACT YARDAGE. ITS STILL UP TO THE OTHER TEAMS TO STOP HIM NO MATTER WHO HE PLAYN AGAINST

Well

September 8th, 2013
12:58 pm

@Dreadhead5 — it is the coach and athletic director’s fault — could choose to play tough non-region games like many schools do. Instead, schedules Hephzibah.

Go Trojans!

September 8th, 2013
8:23 pm

He had 104 yards rushing and 135 passing Score was 31 – 20. Naturally he accounted for all 3 TDs, as he’s the QB and 2 were passes.

As stated before, he’s a great player and fast as lighting. But you don’t get 5 TDs in the first half against teams like SC, Carrollton or Marist.

SC and Carrollton are the class of 5AAAA. Lagrange, Shaw and Troup give some decent effort. The rest would give up 5 or 6 TDs easy to Green.

It’s going to be a good week with Calhoun coming into town to play the Trojans! After 2 easy games, we’ll see what kind of team we have.

Just a Fan

September 9th, 2013
7:48 am

To win against Calhoun Carrollton must do 1 thing they have not done recently-stop or seriously slow down the other teams passing attack. I think Carrollton will score several tds but they cannot allow a high completion average and win.

Creek Rising!!!

September 9th, 2013
12:37 pm

Sadly, Burke’s schedule is ice cream soft. Richmond Academy and Cross Creek are giving up 34ppg and Butler gives up 46.Other than Coffee and maybe Statesboro, all of Burke’s games should have a running clock by the start of the second half. Green is fun to watch, but after his big run in the first quarter against SC, he was contained the rest of the night. His yards came on scrambles and not on set plays. I hope that Burke meets up with either Sandy Creek or Carrollton this year in the playoffs and I wish the best for Gator in the future.

NYCDAWGFAN

September 9th, 2013
1:38 pm

It’s sad when adults are arguing over a 17 year old’s stats and how “legit” the stats are.. The aforementioned Carrolton game aside (which he was only a FRESHMAN) and the 4th quarter defense of Sandy Creek last year, name ONE team in the entire state that has stopped Gator Green.. Someone please tell me.. During the state championship year (2 years ago, only a sophomore) he racked up stats against EVERYONE, including 6A Lowndes (who had the states number one player in Josh Harvey Clemons). He rolled Peach county for the title that year, and won the head to head battle with Gainesville superstar Deshaun Watson. Last year in the playoffs he killed everyone (with the exception of the 4th qtr vs The Creek which I already mentioned) and even had a playoff game where he scored passing, running, returning, and pick 6.. Say what you want about the region but the kid has proven that, even against larger schools (6A Lowndes and Coffee Co.), or in the playoffs that he is a play maker.Save the negativity folks, there is a reason why the writers of THIS paper voted him as one of the Super 11. And, yeah, he did roll up over 230 yards and 3 scores IN ONE QUARTER against (a then ranked) Thomson team to start this season in a game that was called due to lightening.. ‘Nuff said.

Red and Black til Death

Just a Fan

September 9th, 2013
2:53 pm

Gator is for real-the thing I have a problem with is how does 1 back get as many carries as some do against weak teams? The back at Cedartown got a record number of yards last year but had 30+ carries in games against weak opponents.Seems that a lot of teams are 1 dimensional. Gaines has probably the best player in the state but it was proven that even he has to have help. Where are the balanced attacks? Gator only gets to play half of most games and has great stats-I hope he doesnt come back to Carrollton.

Patriot Power

September 9th, 2013
5:04 pm

I actually have become a fan of the Gator. He is fast and slippery. I hope he has a great season, just not against us if we meet in the playoffs.

badbrad

September 9th, 2013
11:28 pm

I am a Creek fan, but did enjoy watching Gator. I would like to see UGA sign him as a return specialist. Get him in open space and good things can happen. I respect you NYC Dawg but the road to a state championship for Gator and Burke will have to come through SC once again.

Drock13

September 10th, 2013
6:21 am

As a fan of high school football and as a recruiter I will tell you that Gator is the Truth. After two games of watching Sandy Creek this year I most say Sandy Creek is Sandy Creek on offense but their defense is very suspect this year. I am really looking forward to the Carrollton game as it will be exciting game full of explosive plays

Go Trojans!

September 10th, 2013
8:03 am

We should have a good measuring stick of where we are after the game with Calhoun on Friday. They have skill all over the field and took it to us last year (we did turn the ball over 5 times!) We’ll be getting some kids back on the line who haven’t played yet this season (mostly D1 recruits) so that should help. It’s hard to say if Oxford, AL was decent or not.

Doubt the Trojans will be looking ahead to SC this week!

YELLER JACKETZ1

September 10th, 2013
8:42 am

TROJANS LOOKING FOR A GOOD GAME AGAINST YALL THIS WEEK.OUR OFFENSE HAS SLOWED A BIT THIS YEAR BUT OUR D HAS IMPROVED ONLY GIVING UP TWO POINTS IN TWO GAMES ERRR MAKE THAT OUR OFFENSE GIVING UP THE POINTS!!! HAHA

Trojan94

September 10th, 2013
11:17 am

Calhoun coming to grisham stadium Friday night and by the end of the 3rd this game should be over carrollton is just that good this year. This will be a beat down and a statement….Trojans 45 Yellow Jackets 14. Go Trojans!

Just a Fan

September 10th, 2013
12:03 pm

Trojan 94-what you been smoking? Give them some respect-I dont think it will be easy-but if Carrollton cannot beat Calhoun then any hopes of getting past round 2 will be dashed.

Jefferson

September 10th, 2013
12:15 pm

94 you are tripping, no way you score that many. Don’t practice, take the week off.

manblk22

September 10th, 2013
5:22 pm

Trojan 94 Trojan 94, please. You went overboard on this one. Hopefully the Trojans will come out that 1960’s style defense(50 base). Hopefully numb nuts will allow the coaching staff to call the plays. Carrollton has the squad or talent to win state. The biggest hurdle will be the head coach. Coach King is a good offensive coach. Again, numb nuts has to allow him to coach. SC is the thorn in our side. But , its SC coaching that makes them good. With the depth , The mighty Trojans will prevail.

YELLER JACKETZ1

September 11th, 2013
12:08 pm

94 U B LUCKY 2 HAVE 17 ON THE BOARD BY THE END OF THIRD

Patriot Power

September 11th, 2013
8:47 pm

//After two games of watching Sandy Creek this year I most say Sandy Creek is Sandy Creek on offense but their defense is very suspect this year.//

Aww, give us some credit. We played the four-time Florida champ in 8A and a 6A school in Georgia with a good offense. Once our players get healthy, all will be well.

Dekalb Cadet

September 12th, 2013
7:40 am

Marist has one more game on the schedule before the play-in game. So after friday vs Lovett look for six straight lopsided game and probably 6 shutouts. There are better regions in AA then this one.

Go Trojans!

September 12th, 2013
10:36 am

I like the way Trojan94 is thinking but doubt it will be a blow out. I think at home, we are good enough this year to win.

Regardless, should be a great night of high school football!