AAAAA roundup: Ranked teams roll

By Score Atlanta

Allatoona 49, Lithia Springs 0: Josh Bettistea rushed 10 times for 110 yards and two touchdowns for host Allatoona. Russell Holimon had six carries for 97 yards and a score in addition to a touchdown reception. D.J. Ezell and Cameron Bowen also had touchdown catches. Quarterbacks Connor Larson and Brandon Rainey combined for 155 passing yards and three scores.

Flowery Branch 48, Loganville 14: Flowery Branch quarterback Jackson McDonald rushed for 96 yards and three touchdowns to go along with 145 yards passing with a touchdown. Davante King caught a short touchdown pass, had a 52-yard touchdown run and also had a 33-yard interception return for a score. Flowery Branch led 48-0 at halftime.

Gainesville 49, Apalachee 6: Deshaun Watson completed 24 of 29 passes for 372 yards and three touchdowns to lead visiting Gainesville past Apalachee. Watson also ran for a 12-yard touchdown. Rodney Lackey hauled in two of Watson’s scoring strikes while Jay Gaudlock caught nine balls for 149 yards and a touchdown. Michael Byrd added 108 yards on 11 rushes for the Red Elephants.

Mays 43, Southwest DeKalb 24: Quarterback Ayinde Russell threw touchdown passes to Randrecous Davis and Tyshawn Brown and also had a 12-yard rushing score for Mays at Panthersville Stadium. Derontay Langford ran for three touchdowns, and Rowmartis Bell had a 43-yard touchdown run.

McIntosh 45, Drew 40: Host McIntosh took a 24-14 lead into halftime after Andrew Johnson’s touchdown passes to Victor Nguyen and Sean Ingram. Drew quarterback Joseph Newman competed a 21-yard touchdown pass to Demarco Smith in the third quarter to cut the deficit to 24-20, but Johnson answered with 71- and 61-yard touchdown runs and a 14-yard touchdown throw to Joshua Ange.

Osborne 5, Cambridge 0: A defensive battle went the way of Osborne, which won its Homecoming game for the first time in 19 years. The Cardinals’ lone offensive scoring came from Vicente Gutierrez, who kicked a 24-yard field goal. Osborne also recorded a safety when Brian Ammons blocked a punt in Cambridge’s endzone.

Pope 28, Northview 24: Logan Carr rushed for a 1-yard touchdown and caught two touchdown passes from Taylor Wolf to lead host Pope. Wolf also rushed for a 2-yard touchdown in the fourth quarter. For Northview, D.J. Pearson threw touchdown passes to Connor Segraves and Matty Biondich, and also ran for a 10-yard score.

Sequoyah 32, Riverwood 28: Sequoyah bounced back from last week’s defeat against Cherokee by squeaking out a win versus the Raiders. All of Sequoyah’s touchdowns were courtesy of the running game. Blake Miller led the way with three scores. Teammates D.J. Austin and Lex Lauletta added one apiece.

Stephenson 42, Lakeside-DeKalb 0: Dallas Rivers had three rushing touchdowns for host Stephenson at Hallford Stadium. Dexter Neal caught a 5-yard touchdown pass from Dewann Ford, and Khalil Ladler returned a kickoff for a touchdown to start the second half. Cortese Logan also had a rushing score, and kicker Wisdom Nzidee was 6-for-6 on extra points.

Tucker 55, Dunwoody 9: Running back Elijah Sullivan had 134 yards and a touchdown on eight carries for host Tucker, and quarterback Dominique Sanders scored twice on the ground in addition to a 3-for-4 night passing with two scores to receiver Detric Dukes. Cornerback Yaquis Shelley had an interception return for a touchdown for the Tigers.

Villa Rica 20, Paulding County 17 (OT): Kaleb Cosper scored on a 1-yard touchdown in the first overtime to lead visiting Villa Rica past Paulding County. The Wildcats led 14-0 before Paulding County tied things up in the fourth quarter to force the extra frame. Villa Rica also got touchdown passes from Kevin Martin, who connected with Cosper and Ty Hill.

44 comments Add your comment

JAB

September 20th, 2013
10:15 pm

SWD is sadly a weak team this year, had to leave the game early; if it wasn’t for the bands it would have been a waste of $$. MAYS rolls on! Stephenson blanks Lakeside 45 – 0

GO STEPHENSON JAGUARS AND REGION 6AAAAA, THE SEC OF HIGH SCHOOL FOOTBALL AND #1 IN THE STATE…

Hickory Dickory Dock
Lakeside beats Stephenson “NOT”
The Jags scores big & Lakeside renigs
Hickory Dickory Doc….

JAB

September 21st, 2013
1:18 am

They are not that bad, but as a coach, you never follow a legend. If you dont go 10-0 you will never be perceived as good

Tom

September 21st, 2013
1:18 am

MIGHTY LION KING

September 21st, 2013
2:29 am

well ummm JAB ….lol
how do i say it???….lol

LETS GO LIONS!!!

LION NATION/ THE DOMINATION!!!!

Black123456789

September 21st, 2013
5:15 am

U beat Lakeside! Come on man

JAB

September 21st, 2013
7:19 am

@ They are not that bad, but as a coach, you never follow a legend. If you dont go 10-0 you will never be perceived as good. “THIS IS NOT MY COMMENT”, whomever please don’t use my user name to fasley comment….

ATL....

September 21st, 2013
7:21 am

They have been a dominate program off and on at least 20 years of Buck’s tenure. Like Valdosta and Parkview ( Thow they have away more State Titles) all have had their season as being premier programs. I don’t care how young your school/program is Stephenson and MLK, it’s time to win a title especally the Jags time to make it do what it do. The talent and coaching there, can’t wait to see the battle between the Big 3

MIGHTY LION KING

September 21st, 2013
7:24 am

ouch…i know the the real JAB wouldn put nothin bout no 10-0.. That doesnt mean you have the best team ever it jes mean you have a great team..TAKE IT FROM US!!! WE KNOW ABOUT THAT LIFE !!! :) Not this yr but we bout to make up for it BIG TYME!!!

LION NATION/ THE DOMINATION!!!!

ATL....

September 21st, 2013
8:01 am

Yea JAB, looking at a few comments that you supposedly made on both threads sounds nothing like you.

truthsayer

September 21st, 2013
9:34 am

Was at the SWD-Mays game. I thought it was a good game. SWD really has good talent and the coaching was not bad at all. Good play calling too. Here’s the deal…….MAYS IS JUST THAT MUCH BETTER!!! I hope my Jags are scouting them strong because this team could beat any of the big-3 any day. They already showed that against MLK (who I still say is a fraud of a team anyway). I’m calling it now: My Jags will beat MLK 35-0. I wish I as at the Dunwoody-Tucker game. I hear the final score is misleading because they really strugled against Dunwoody. My girl’s cousin is a cheerleader at Dunwoody and they said at the end of the 1st qtr, Tucker looked scared because they couldnt score. They finally had to go to using trick plays. That garbage will not work on Oct 11th. and MLK, Im off work this weekend so I’ll be at your game today. I want to see why yawl perform so badly with all that talent. Im taking some of my Jag players to watch too so they can start salivating and dreaming about treating yawl like roadkill when they see you.

5AReg6Fan

September 21st, 2013
10:53 am

Mays, in the last two weeks, has put region 6 on noticed, they are a player in the jungle of CATS.

@JAB – One more, a bye week, and then the SHOWDOWN between the BIG CATS of region 6 and 5A – I CAN’T WAIT!!!

The comments from truthsayer; IS he taking advise from the CHEERLEADER section? Very interesting!!!!

“WE ARE TUCKER” – The Tigers have been RELEASED!!!

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

Tiger4Life

September 21st, 2013
12:15 pm

And people ask why I don’t blog much anymore…

“My girl’s cousin is a cheerleader at Dunwoody and they said at the end of the 1st qtr, Tucker looked scared because they couldnt score.”

-_-
Go ahead, tell me more about how a cheerleader scouted the Tucker Tigers for you.

truthsayer

September 21st, 2013
12:41 pm

@5AReg6Fan and Tiger4Life…………you are some funny dudes. I had to LMBO when I saw your response and then had to go back to mine and see what the deal was about. So first I never would ask or listen to a cheerleader scout a team. But I dont blame yawl for takin it that way. Its tru that my girls cousin is a cheerleader and she knws probably nothin about football. But those werent her comments dudes. Sorry, it still doesnt take away from the fact that yawl struggled againt Dunwoody!! Ask Dunwoody what happened when they played us. They had no clue, no chance for a celebration. From what I heard Dunwoody parents actually had some hope at the beginning of this game………………On Oct 11th, Tucker parents will have that same hope until the game starts and they see what a “REAL” championship caliber team looks like. Yawl done man. Start thinking about next year and pray that we move up and out to 6A; or if you ambitious, start thinking about 2nd place and hope you win against Mays and MLK. You aint got a chance against the boys in Jaguar nation!

Oh by the way, please do not let akeside scor next week. They couldnt even put up points against our freshman from what I heard. Thats why I decided to go see Mays and MLK because Stephenson is too strong for Lakeside. Heck, they too strong for Reg-6. We might need to move up to 6A ball to find some real contenders; cause Mays is good but only until they see us.

Keep your heads up playas, I’ll still be on your sidelines rooting for you in the playoffs unless you end up playing us, then I’ll say a prayer for you hat you dont get too embarassed.
Peace!

ATL....

September 21st, 2013
1:06 pm

truthsayer-hopefully your future legendary coach Gartrell (Buck Jr.) and a few others don’t start coaching scared in the playoffs this year. Cause ya’ll do have it to win it all this year.

BcS2010

September 21st, 2013
2:20 pm

@truthsayer…. Shut up lol your comments be soo dumb!! Lol dunwoody only scored 1 Td off of a tucker fumble!!! They couldn’t do anything but score that drive lol and tucker was scared?? U didnt score 55 points… Win by 46 points and be scared lol but you feel how u feel lol

Kell Dad

September 21st, 2013
4:52 pm

AJC astounds me. Once again No love for the Kell Longhorns. After years of being a credible team you still seem to chat about everyone but us. I agree that you reference many good teams here and do an adequate job, however the weeks, months, and years pass with little to no reference to a team that may not have won a state title but have consistently made it to the playoffs, won several region titles and remain undefeated this season after defeating a powerhouse like Lassiter, Chattahoocee, etc. We have earned some respect, yet never receive it from the AJC. I am confident in the credibility of my beloved Longhorns but question the AJC’s ability to report fairly and honestly. In short our credibility is not in question, yours is. I love Friday night and every team that steps on the field of Battle. Each and every one is a winner in my eyes, but my heart belongs to the Longhorns and the AJC consistently undereports a premium team from Cobb County. Nice job AJC.

JAB

September 21st, 2013
5:26 pm

@ ATL on the other blogs, those posts are actually me. I’ve been posting on AAAAAA blogs because, AAAAA have been so boring at times and the composition really doesn’t astart for Stephenson until they meet Tucker.

@ BcS2010, I agree with you this is the year of the JAGS, I know MAYS is good, but I’ve watch them play MLK & SWD last night; they still doesn’t impress me. Tucker will be tough and MLK will play hard, trying to redeem themselves, but let’s face it MIGHTY LION KING, MLK doesn’t have all of the guns that they had over the last 3 or 4 years and I think it’s mainly because of all of the coaching changes over there. A mental affect has came upon the players & you, because if you think that MLK will beat Tucker or Stephenson – you really are loosing it Lol.,

AS for you 5AReg6Fan, we are the only CATS that are leading this jungle, but remember this STEPHENSON sits higher on top of Stone Mountain awaiting any Lions, Tigers & Bears to drive them out of this Jungle. We welcome you (TUCKER) as our second best team only to the JAGS, as for the rest of AAAAA, GROOOOOOOOWWWWWWLLLL, FEEL OUR BITE, BUT RESPECT OUR ROAR……

GO STEPHENSON JAGUARS AND REGION 6AAAAA, THE SEC OF HIGH SCHOOL FOOTBALL AND #1 IN THE STATE…

Hickory Dickory Doc
Stephenson still reign at the top
three more weeks, TUCKER
is who the JAGS will defeat
Hickory Dickory Doc

JAB

September 21st, 2013
5:28 pm

Please forgive my typo’s, just wish there was a edit button on this blog. sp. “competition”

Wrecker

September 21st, 2013
6:44 pm

Mays folks: You beat SWD, who is awful this year. They should have lost to Lakeside.

Stephenson folks: You beat Lakeside, who is not good.

Tucker is still the best team in 6-AAAAA and probably all of AAAAA. Luckily, these teams will decide it on the field and the rankings will not matter.

Wrecker

September 21st, 2013
6:48 pm

BTW, “dominate” is a verb that means to have control of or power over. “Dominant” is an adjective that means more important, powerful, or successful than most or all others. If you are talking about a team that dominates, describe them as “dominant.”

JAB

September 22nd, 2013
4:45 am

@ Wrecker Lol., your screen name speaks for itself; I only agree with you to this magnitude, Tucker is only the best HS in Tucker. The JAGS runs this jungle…

GO STEPHENSON JAGUARS AND REGION 6AAAAA, THE SEC OF HIGH SCHOOL FOOTBALL AND #1 IN THE STATE…

Hickory Dickory Doc
Stephenson still reign at the top
three more weeks, TUCKER
is who the JAGS will defeat
Hickory Dickory Doc

MIGHTY LION KING

September 22nd, 2013
5:03 am

@JAB – is it me losing it all or is it because of past experiences that let me to believe the Lions will win over both?? No we are not the team that we used to be but just like the year we went seven and three in the regular season after our first coach exchanged in five yrs, we still came out on top of the JAGUARS.. Yes it does seem like we are rebuilding but if both schools cant beat now who’s to say if they ever will.. I don’t discredit you or text her fans for having faith in your team, but to be realistic about the situation I expect more of a challenge from Tucker then I do from STEPHENSON.. Its like after beating them three consecutive years they are no longer a challenge for us, they are just good playoff contenders.. MLK will remain on top don’t doubt it believe it!!!!

LION NATION/ THE DOMINATION!!!!!

MIGHTY LION KING

September 22nd, 2013
5:05 am

the line is suppose to read i dont discredit u or TUCKER FANS

voice text lol

MIGHTY LION KING

September 22nd, 2013
5:09 am

Man ol man its been a pretty start but its goin to be an ugly finish to the top of this region.. But at the end of it all it will finish…

1.) M.L.K
2.) TUCKER
3.) STEPHENSON
4.) MAYS

AND SO FORTH!!!!

LION NATION / THE DOMINATION!!!!!

goodbyekittee

September 22nd, 2013
6:03 am

The Jags run the jungle???? They only run their mouths. Let us see is the are still the Falcons of high school football. Get almost there and (cough cough) choke every time. Always a bridesmaid… Come back when y’all are at least region champs.

goodbyekittee

September 22nd, 2013
6:06 am

*if they are

goodbyekittee

September 22nd, 2013
6:17 am

One more thing, Jags and Lions sure do talk about Tucker a lot for them not to be a threat. Is it that important for you to beat them because they are actual state champs and you’re still just wannabees or because they could actually beat you? You can talk trash about tucker all day but here is the fact: they came into 5A and went straight to the playoffs. Made it further than MLK did. Didn’t expect the Tigers to win the first time in but it’s a good indicator that they will win AGAIN. True story.

random guy

September 22nd, 2013
8:03 am

MLK is playing with 6 starters missing, stephenson cant throw the ball, qb is a straight hand off qb, tucker is solid with great coaching but wont have the heart to face stephenson or mlk in a close one. #1 @ #23 will be deciding factors in both games for tucker although #23 is a `17 yo sophomore mlk transer.

WarEagle

September 22nd, 2013
8:37 am

Mays lost to Carver, who just lost to Columbia. Not sure what to make of it yet, but wondering …

duneyjuice

September 22nd, 2013
9:12 am

@random guy….And??? Stephenson has Dallas Rivers who came from Tucker. What’s your point? The fact still remains Tucker is still a solid team. MLK has no room to sleep on anybody this year. Tucker, the school and the community, have a lot of heart. No worries when it comes to MLK or Stephenson with all of your “King of the Jungle” talk because that’s all it is…talk. When it comes time to show and prove, neither MLK nor Stephenson does either…ever the state champion wannabees. All that talk and you still get shut down year after year.

Benjamin E. Mays Raider for Life.

September 22nd, 2013
10:31 am

WarEagle. That’s a fact. Mays lost by one point.
Check the record, the Raiders have improved in all three phases of the game, every week.
Go Raiders !!!
North Atlanta, you are next.

BcS2010

September 22nd, 2013
10:55 am

I can’t wait for the big games in the region this year!!! I respect Stephenson and ml king but my tigers run the jungle lol we have 2 state championships! We went to the 3rd round last year with a team that started 8 juniors and 1 sophomore on defense! Lets be real we was young and very inexperienced last year and still finished 10-3! Yes we lost to Ml king and Stephenson by a touchdown and northside Warner Robins by 3.. With a team that young it showed in every big game we played and we still did just as good as Stephenson and went farther than ml king!!! My jungle brothers I’m telling you this is TUCKER’S YEAR!! We are back!!! Great defense this year!!! Great offense averaging 55 points a game!! Defense giving up only 8 points a game!!! We have division 1 prospects on defense!! A LB committed to uga!! A safety commited to Stanford!! The number 4 DT in the nation!! A OLB with offers from Clemson, TCU and more!!! And the best player in the region!! He wears number 1!!! He has offers from Missouri, Arkansas,ucf, Kansas state!! And trust me he will have more!!! WE ARE TUCKER AND WE ARE BACK!!

redhot

September 22nd, 2013
12:55 pm

http://www.usatodayhss.com/macon/videos/video/00000141-3efb-d55c-afc7-feffa64c0000?showComments=true Baldwin Kentavious Thomas had 4 TDs and had 131 yards rec on 3 catch im telling yall dis kid is for real now he has 481 yards rushing and 210 rec and 12 TDs in 4 games

eagle1

September 22nd, 2013
1:44 pm

IT’S GREAT TO BE A NORTHSIDE EAGLE! I CAN’T WAIT UNTIL THE PLAYOFFS!!!!!

truthsayer

September 22nd, 2013
1:50 pm

@ATL…………welcome to the party! Maybe you werent already informed………….Stephenson will win it all this year. We were already great with a close loss in Rd-3 last playoff season to Ware but we regrouped and added some gems. Got the best Junior Def. End in the State and he will terrorize his old team when they meet on Oct 11th. Beleeeee Dat!!! and dont even speak about our depth of running backs. I know Tuck is scraed to face what use to be their own on Oct 11th. I hear that boy used to destroy the LBs in practice and now they get to see him in a real game……Jag power baby!

By the way 5A remember when the knock against Stephenson was that we could score on anyone but couldnt kick worth a lick? Well as all great coaches do, Gartrell decided to use his “wisdom” this year and so you know, we call him Mr. Automatic. Dude dont miss.

@Randomguy………….you dare to challenge our QB saying he is a straight hand off QB. What would your team do if you had the kind of weopons at RB like us? We gat 3 guys that can run over anyone in the state and 2 of that 3 are just beastly!! But so you know, Gartrell knows he dont need to show his hand right now. We gon run thru this region and use the pass when we se fit. Just wait form it dude!! Wait for it! Jag power baby!

random guy

September 22nd, 2013
4:10 pm

@truthsayer how many passes has he made that weren’t jump balls or slants?

@duneyjuice MLK had a wake up call against mays, dont expect no more Nice cats. looking foward to the oct 11 match up though .. Stephenson needs a better passing game

JAB

September 22nd, 2013
5:45 pm

Hold on wait a minute, let me put some JAB in it! For one thing we already beat Tucker last year and dethrone them of their region dominance. @ MIGHTY LION KING, Sorry buddie but MLK is done this year, other than last year, MLK has been beating Stephenson on flukes. You must realize that Stephenson is bigger & better this year; I believe this is their best field team ever. While you lost players MLK and is rebuilding this year, Stephenson was young, have even gotten better with the Tucker additional players, and are much more hungrier than any other team in our region for a state championship!

They ranked Tucker ahead of Stephenson last year, but we beat Tucker and would have advance probably to the Dome if the QB wouldn’t have went down to Ware County in the 1st qtr. You will see on October 11, how powerful and mighty the JAGS are when their D1 players on the defense shuts TUCKER down, then humbles MLK and totally destroy MAYS…

GO STEPHENSON JAGUARS AND REGION 6AAAAA, THE SEC OF HIGH SCHOOL FOOTBALL AND #1 IN THE STATE…

Hickory Dickory Doc
Stephenson still reigns at the top
three more weeks, TUCKER, MLK, MAYS
the JAGS will defeat
Hickory Dickory Doc

just sayin

September 22nd, 2013
7:54 pm

@Jab… How does beating Stephenson 3 yrs in a row become a fluke. The only reason Stephenson will beat MLK this year is because the old coaching staff is gone. Be honest Mr. Jab……. #21 Demarco Robinson torched you in 2010…. #8 Blake Tibbs torched you in 2011…. and #10 DJ Polite Bray torched you in 2012. Stephenson is so happy that MLK has a new staff and you know it. Be honest Jab

Hayden Vickers

September 22nd, 2013
8:07 pm

Two Fridays ago, I saw Lee County play Albany High. South West GA game. Lee Co. QB is an Ohio State committ, left tackle is Fla St committ, and a linebacker is uncommitted at this point. Albany High has a tailback committed to Miami,FLA. Why you do not have Lee Co ranked in your top ten? I cannot figure out. Lee held that big tailback to 12 yards rushing. QB is unreal!! I have never seen a high school QB have two defenders on him on the run, and throw a 35 yd pass that was caught for a TD. The pass was so accurate through three DB’s as well. So hard that the receiver shook his teammates off and walked off the field holding his chest trying to caught his breath. It literaly, knocked the breath out of him. Go see them play and they will be #1 in the state. Go Trojans and I live in Atlanta. Unbelievable football team, disciplined, well coached, and deserving of the AJC to rank them. Best all around football team I have seen in a long time. This is the same school that produced Buster Posey.

JAB

September 22nd, 2013
9:46 pm

@ just saying, last year MLk beat Stephenson on their homecoming, where were young in experience secondary that totally collaspe in that game. In 2011 was by a last minute kick return 82 yrds MLK won 50 to 49, so was in 2010, afluke td. Coaching change has nothing to do with it, MLK had a coaching change in 2011 after the coach was reign for sexting.

Stop using excuses, MLK is 4th best in the region, like Stephenson they fold in the playoffs back then. This is a new year and MLK is not that strong of a team, they will loose 2 more games and will be the 4th seed in region 6AAAAA; believe that, and that’s not a bad spot coming from this region the SEC of high school football, maybe you can get past the 2nd round, nothing to your your head down about, the were 3 BIG CATS, now there’s only 2 and after Stephenson takes care of business with you guys and TUCKER there will only be 1 CAT that rules this jungle, and you know who that is. THE JAAAAAAAGUUUUUUARS of Stephenson High…

GO STEPHENSON JAGUARS AND REGION 6AAAAA, THE SEC OF HIGH SCHOOL FOOTBALL AND #1 IN THE STATE…

Hickory Dickory Doc
Stephenson still reigns at the top
three more weeks, TUCKER, MLK, MAYS
the JAGS will defeat
Hickory Dickory Doc

JAB

September 22nd, 2013
9:56 pm

TopTiger

September 22nd, 2013
10:32 pm

Trust me all this jaguars talk will stop when Coach Lamar and the Tigers come to Hallford on OCT 11th. We are going to show everyone that the Tigers are #1 in Dekalb County after we send you guys home at halftime because we are going to beat the jaguars bad. WE ARE TUCKER.

Rocko93'

September 23rd, 2013
8:11 am

Stephenson’s play calling still a little suspect… Lakeside is not a “good” team but they held their own in the first quarter. The RB (#25-Rivers) didn’t touch the ball until the second quarter… The score was 0-0 until then… I want to say he (#25) took it to the house the first or second time he touched it…. Pass then run seems a little backwards… and a bit arrogant… Defense was clicking though…

Go Chiefs

September 23rd, 2013
8:45 am

McIntosh won 48-40, not 45-40. Andrew Johnson accounted for 205 rushing yards & 282 passing yards with 5 total tds. He had two 60+ yard touchdown runs, and almost had a third if his lead blocker would have kept running. McIntosh is now 4-0 for the first time in school history, with a chance of going 5-0 with a win over Mundy’s Mill this coming Friday. Are you guys watching yet?