Archer 27, Parkview 7

By Robert Haddocks

The new kids on the block put it to the old kids on the block.

Archer used a steady ground game, an efficient passing game and stingy, big-play defense to beat Parkview 27-7. The Tigers, in their fifth year, improved to 4-0, 2-0 in Region 8-AAAAAA, while storied Parkview dropped to 0-4, 0-2.

Gabe Tiller threw two touchdowns, both of them perfect passes to receivers in tight coverage. Late in the third period, Tiller found Kyle Davis streaking down the right sideline and the 6-3 sophomore out-jumped a defender and tapped his feet in bounds for a 35-yard score to give the Tigers a 21-7 lead. From that point, Archer fed the ball to Randy Nails, who ran behind a dominant offensive line, and Michael Frye tacked on two late field goals to cement the victory.

“We hit some big plays at the right times,” said Archer coach Andy Dyer. “And we played super on D. To give up seven points to these guys who can run the ball, was outstanding.” The Tigers forced three turnovers, Kenny Muraoka and Chad Bird coming up with interceptions. The defense hasn’t allowed 20 points in a game this season.

Archer, which posted a 6-4 record last season, but missed the playoffs, is hoping to return, which Dyer believes it can do. “When you build a young program, you’ve got to get to the point where the kids expect to win,” he said. Despite their youth (Tiller, Nails and Davis are all underclassmen), the Tigers played with poise throughout and then put away Parkview in decisive fashion in the fourth quarter.

Nails finished with a game-high 110 yards on 16 carries. Tiller completed 10 of 13 passes for 158 yards. “He hit some big throws at timely moments,” Dyer said. “Those were beautiful passes.”

Parkview, which was 9-4 last season and advanced to the quarterfinals, is 0-4 for the first time since 1986, when they started 0-6.

Tiller used his legs for Archer’s first score, diving in for a 4-yard touchdown midway through the second period. Less than two minutes later, after his defense forced a quick three-and-out, the quarterback hit KJ Parmer in stride for a 34-yard touchdown and 14-0 lead at 5:13 of the second quarter.

Parkview cut the deficit in half after forcing an Archer fumble with less than two minutes left in the half.  Jeremy Lacey got behind the defense and grabbed a perfect pass from Jack Chambers for a 28-yard touchdown. Chambers, who had some nifty scrambles, led Parkview’s rushing attack with 71 yards on 13 carries.

Archer hosts Dacula next week. Parkview travels to rival Brookwood.

Archer 0 – 14 – 7 – 6 – 27

Parkview – 0 – 0 – 7 – 0 – 7

A – Gabe Tiller 4 run  (Michael Frye kick)

A – KJ Parmer 34 pass from Tiller (Frye kick)

P – Jeremy Lacey 28 pass from Jack Chambers (Eric Autry kick)

A – Kyle Davis 35 pass from Tiller (Frye kick)

A – Frye 26 FG

A – Frye 30 FG

5 comments Add your comment

Hubie Green

September 21st, 2013
7:19 am

Enter your comments here Oh how the once mighty (many years ago) have fallen. Not even relevant any more in high school football.


September 21st, 2013
10:25 am

As long as the current HC is there, they’ll never win again. i watched them over the years; even coached for them in their feeder system. Too much favoritism. nepotism and loss of ability to attract D1 schools to look at their on field talents…………..which they have had a lot of over the years; but all of that has been squandered by playing kids out of position and a bunch of direlects as assistants teaching all of the wrong things. I stll follow the program because I have a lot of love for many of those kids still there. While it was beneficial to my alma mater, Stephenson when several of their athletes jumped ship a few years ago to come to the Jag program where they knew they would get immediate D1 offers, I didnt necessarily like seeing them take the easy road and walk away. Coaches should have been the ones to walk, but unfortunately the HC and others are entrenched in that community………….still living off of >13 year old glory years. SAD!!!

True Blue

September 21st, 2013
2:19 pm

What’s going on at PARKVIEW,BROOKWOOD and GRAYSON. Hard to believe such dominating programs to fall so low in the same seasons

Panther for Life

September 21st, 2013
3:20 pm

@ truthsayer—-Sounds like someone has a son not getting on the field. SAD


September 22nd, 2013
2:09 pm

@Panther for Life………………laughable comment dude. So you know the Parkview parents/coaches would have loved to have my boys. They werent shy about asking either. All 3 of my kids performed in stellar fashion when I let them play at Mtn. Park. At the end of the day, we felt it was best to privatize all 3 of them, and each one of them have done extremely well (my last one is a HS Junior and a D1 prospect……….not bragging, just leting you know). My oldest played SEC ball and is in his first year of law school; by the way he started every game his junior and senior years in college losing to Saban’s boys in one national championship game. You can see my middle son every now and then when his top-25 ranked, West Coast, academically superior school is televised. Just so you know!

BTW, as I stated, I have lots of love for tons of those kids at Parkview and even Brookwood. I know too many people in those communities not to care. When I see some of the boys I coached, I still want to know how they are performing academically as well as on the field. Heck, I chuckle because I probably know you :) . If you guys are satisfied with your current stable of coaches, have at it…..explains the mediocrity! Glad I had the foresight to get my boys out of there. Best of luck!!