Class A roundup: Fellowship, Pace fall on road

By Score Atlanta

Brookstone 24, Wesleyan 17: Jack Raines, Sam Nadem and Miller Paige all made trips to the end zone to pace the host Cougars. With the victory, Brookstone improves to 2-1. Wesleyan remains winless, falling to 0-4. In addition to his touchdown, Paige showed his versatility as a place kicker and recorded a field goal.

Christian Heritage 41, Fellowship Christian 0: Following a scoreless first quarter between both squads, Christian Heritage exploded for 20 points in the second quarter and never looked back to secure the win. With the win, the Lions improved to 3-1 on the season. Fellowship Christian falls from the ranks of the unbeaten, dropping to 3-1.

Darlington 31, King’s Ridge Christian 7: Darlington led 17-0 at halftime and scored the game’s first 31 points before visiting King’s Ridge Christian mustered a late touchdown. The victorious Tigers got touchdown runs from Will Mathis and Trey Edge and a 40-yard touchdown pass from Logan Rice to Jeremiah McClure. Sloane Peters added a 34-yard field goal for Darlington.

First Presbyterian 28, Pace Academy 18: Malik Staples had two touchdowns, one on a 5-yard reception from Kevin Johnson in the second quarter and another on a 3-yard run, also in the second for visiting Pace Academy. Denzel Franklin added a 44-yard touchdown run in the third for Pace, but two third quarter scores by First Presbyterian denied the Knights.

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JSP

September 20th, 2013
10:41 pm

STC, you and I both witnessed each other telling “82Dawg” that Fellowship’s 3-0 start was more thanks to their schedule rather than a remarkable turnaround in 1 season. But dang I expected somewhat of a good game. That loss really knocks Fellowship back. I guess we won’t be hearing of how they should be considered a top 10 team for a while

FPD has been quiet so I guess I wasn’t expecting this. Definitely shows that Pace isn’t perfect and that they’re really going to have to patch some holes if they want to even compete with ELCA.

Big shocker was Mt. Paran over Trion. Not so much that they won, but more so they really took of business. On your previous blogs, most people were predicting Trion in a blowout. Paran has definitely proved themselves as the frontrunner for Region 6. After all, Walker got blown out by Trion last week and Whitefield is really down this year. Seems like their only competition is Pisgah.

bigchipola

September 20th, 2013
11:07 pm

Seminole Co. 42 Pelham 12

82Dawg

September 20th, 2013
11:19 pm

JSP…I never said they should be considered a top 10. I said the boys deserved to be mention since they were undefeated. Yes they got beat and beat bad tonight. Hopefully they will learn from it and move on. Until “Pisgah” beats more than one team with a winning record, you don’t really have to much to crow about….unfortunately I wasn’t at the game so I can’t comment on what happened. Were you there since you said you expected some what of a good game? But I still would rather pull for FCS over “Pisgah” any day…What happened to your J.V. team understand the little Patriots took a hard fall last week 27-0.
Until next time….

At last

September 20th, 2013
11:49 pm

Looks like single A private will be Landmark and ELCA again this year. Thought Mt. Paran and or Pace could provide resistance to these two powerhouses. To match these two power players you must make no mistakes. Good luck to ELCA and Landmark looks like they will rule A for a few years to come.

JSP

September 21st, 2013
12:06 am

82Dawg, as you once said, “we don’t control our schedule.” We beat a 3-1 Model team by 19 (who ironically beat the same team Fellowship lost to tonight) and beat another good Our Lady Of Mercy team who probably plays one of the toughest schedules in the state. The three teams they’ve lost to are Mt. Paran, Pisgah, and tonight they lost to Athens Academy. I’ll give you Mt. Vernon although they are the only true weak team on our schedule, and it’s only their second year in GHSA.

No, I wasn’t there but I said on the previous blog that I thought you guys starting 5-0 was a realistic possibility, seeing how C.H. is only an average football team. I felt the game was up for grabs, and as it turned out; it was anything but.

JV programs at Pisgah have always been an issue. At this point, I could care less if they win or lose. I just want to see them get a full schedule in. Talking about JV scores on here is irrelevant. I might as well bring up that the Pisgah middle school team beat the Fellowship middle school team 60-18 or something like that.

Eagles1

September 21st, 2013
12:17 am

At Last, don’t count out the Eagles. We have to be one of the youngest teams in class A. With only one senior position player our future is bright.

At last

September 21st, 2013
12:35 am

I hear Landmark has younger players than ELCA and mostly Fresh-Soph team. These two teams take kids and train them to become champs from feeder programs on up to varsity. Putting the right kids in the right places seems to be the hallmark of these two programs. Seems like these two programs just play good old fashioned smashmouth football and most of all they seem confident and well prepared. You should never count out any team because they all have potential to become champs. Its how much teams are willing to grind it out in preparation, character, and hard work.

Steven

September 21st, 2013
11:05 am

Savannah Christian would beat landmark or elca

arubadave

September 21st, 2013
2:38 pm

Steven, that’s what Savannah Christian said last year. We know how that turned out.

War Eagles

September 21st, 2013
2:53 pm

Yes Landmark has a young but determined group of young men working hard at their craft, with a great group of coaches putting them in the right position to succeed: With that combination this team will go far for a few years to come, These kids play with a lot of heart that you cannot teach…… Plus next year they will have great middle school class moving up ready to step in an make their mark.

Defense: 2 Seniors, 3 Juniors, 3 Soph., 3 Freshman
Offense: 2 Seniors, 4 Juniors, 5 Soph., 0 Freshman

Might be off a little but not much ……….

At last

September 21st, 2013
6:44 pm

Why is it that single A football seems to not get the respect that all the other classifications do? Coaches are just as good and athletes are just as good with not as many perks as the larger classifications. They work with high school numbers not over 300 kids and sometimes as low as 170 students and they still are very good often challenging other larger classifications and beating them in nonregion games. Many single A players are also multiple sport athletes where they challenge at the state championship levels. I watched Brendon Douglas the Aquinas star running the ball for Georgia giving perks for single A programs. ELCA DE playing for Norte Dame. Can we give some kind of equal billing for single A programs?? I know the character development is the key in retaining kids in 1A and strong 1AA programs. I believe great work ethic and character develop great unselfish players that become great men at some point in their lives. Lets celebrate single A football a little more.

robert jones

September 21st, 2013
9:31 pm

At least pretend you know the facts about the game you are allegedly covering. Kings Ridge scored at the beginning of the fourth quarter against Darlington making the score 17 to 7. Darlington then scored two “late” TDs to make the score 31 to 7 final. If you seriously believe that Darlington scored the first 31 points in this game, you need to check your sources.

S. Thomas Coleman

September 21st, 2013
10:54 pm

JSP:

I’m not the kind to say, ” I told you so,” but … ;)

This won’t wreck Fellowship’s season.

STC

S. Thomas Coleman

September 21st, 2013
10:55 pm

At last:

Nt so fast. I think Prince Avenue and George Walton will have their say before all is said and done.

STC

S. Thomas Coleman

September 21st, 2013
10:57 pm

Steven:

Don’t know if I would say that for sure, but Savannah Christian will definitely be in the private school title hunt.

STC

S. Thomas Coleman

September 21st, 2013
10:58 pm

At last:

It’s that age-old adage, “bigger is better.” However, we know that’s not true.

STC

S. Thomas Coleman

September 21st, 2013
11:02 pm

Robert Jones:

The Rome News-Tribune says Darlington held King’s Ridge scoreless for three quarters. I should have given them attribution. But at the end of the day, 31-7 is 31-7. You were blown out. Period. End of story.

Thanks for reading and posting.

STC

Tiger Patpaw

September 22nd, 2013
7:21 am

@robert jones, you’re correct. KRCS came out of the half and blanked the Roman Tigers 7-0 in the third quarter, putting the outcome in doubt. Darlington resumed their first half execution in the 4th quarter and sealed the deal, KRCS did a nice job introducing a few unseen wrinkles, but fell in a hard fought effort. @STC, your right too, “31-7 is 31-7″ and thanks for some love for all us “outside the perimeter” Class A addicted.