Another big night for Nick Chubb; Marist coach suffers career first

By David Purdum / For the AJC

Unpleasant first: Marist fell to Lovett, 41-38, in double overtime, the War Eagles’ second straight loss. It’s the first time in Marist coach Alan Chadwick’s 29 years that he has lost consecutive regular-season games.

Five-pack: Cedartown running back Nick Chubb rushed for 266 yards and five touchdowns on 14 carries in the undefeated Bulldogs’ 62-21 win over LaFayette.  Chubb, a Georgia commitment, has more than 700 rushing in his first three games.

Ball hawks: Malik Sheppard, Deantoine Cammons and Sam Turner had interceptions in No. 2 Carrollton’s impressive 42-7 win over Calhoun, Class AA’s No. 1 team. Sheppard returned his interception 63 yards for a touchdown and also ran for a score. Carrollton’s defense has forced 11 turnovers in its first three games, including eight interceptions.

Potent: Monroe Area had three 100-yard rushers—Stanton Truitt, Kwan Brooks and Demek Kemp—and a 100-yard receiver in Michael Gallup in a 53-0 win over Oconee County. None of the Purple Hurricanes’ leading rushers had more than nine carries, with Kemp picking up his 102 yards on just two attempts. Truitt, a senior quarterback committed to Auburn, completed 4 of 5 passes for 145 yards with two touchdowns. He accounted for five touchdowns in the win.

Tribute: Coaches and fans from Sandy Creek and East Coweta wore gray shirts in memory of East Coweta cheerleader Madeline McTier, who died last week after a battle with brain cancer. The top-ranked Patriots won 54-35, avenging their last regular-season loss, which came in the 2009 opener against East Coweta.

No. 3 falls: After falling behind 14-0, Coffee scored 32 unanswered points to hand No. 3 Burke County its first loss. The Bears committed 15 penalties. Burke County will look to bounce back at unbeaten Statesboro on Friday.

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Lovett Fan

September 14th, 2013
10:56 am

Lovett/ Marist was awesome to watch. Probably the best game in three years. Great HS Football! All the twists of a mystery thriller. Marist were great hosts even with the shock of losing a home game, which does not happen often in those parts. will have it online. Guess that puts to rest the voices of those who thought Lovett was not good enough to be a “rival” to Marist. The series is now 1-1. Both close games.

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Trojan Man

September 14th, 2013
3:36 pm

Hard to imagine a better played and more exciting game than last year’s 5 OT thriller between Marist and Carrollton (despite the outcome). Marist is a class act and much respect for choosing to play tough non-region games. Expect them to be in the mix in late November/early December.


September 14th, 2013
9:18 pm

Weak schedule

Just a Fan

September 15th, 2013
9:10 am

who has the weak schedule?

Big Blue Dude

September 15th, 2013
2:51 pm

Despite the score, you’d have thought the Carrollton vs Calhoun game would have warranted a bit more coverage. But I guess they’re not Atlanta schools.


September 15th, 2013
3:32 pm

Burke and oth


September 15th, 2013
3:37 pm

Burke and others may want to dream up all kind of excuses as to why Burke lost, but Coffee’s D putting massive pressure on the Burke O. I was there and Burke’s center was tired of fighting off Coffee’s nose guard… Un-nerved him all night. Coffee will be 1 or 2 in region play, watch and see…


September 15th, 2013
3:37 pm

@ big blue dude how much coverage are you looking for? Most of the Atlanta news stations were there gbp sports was there also css broadcast the game online so what were you looking for?