Buford, Cartersville, North Hall put offenses on path to state scoring record

Buford has won its last three games 63-0. Sixty-three to zero. Not combined, but each game.

This week’s opponent for Buford is White County, a playoff team last year and in contention to make it again this year. But before anyone starts conjuring up dreams of an upset, Buford won last year’s game 49-14.

The message boards will be ripe with critics again,blasting the Wolves for playing a weak schedule. Play some real teams, they complain. But that criticism doesn’t really hold water because:

* a. Buford is in an eight-team region, one of the largest in Class AAA. The Wolves are required to play seven league games, 90 percent of them against teams that consider it a victory to simply score some points.

* b. Buford’s non-region schedule was solid. The Wolves played Elbert County, a playoff contender in Region 8, and Gainesville, the defending Class AAAA champion. Admittedly, the decision to schedule Hancock Central was less-than-inspiring, but the Atlanta Falcons were booked.

Buford does the best it can to keep the score down against the lesser opponents. It uses a lot of different running backs; if eighth graders were eligible they’d probably play, too. But the Wolves must still use their first-teamers enough to keep them ready for the important games — the season-ender at No. 4 North Hall that will determine the region title and the playoffs.

The Wolves have scored 273 points, putting them on pace to score 546 during the regular season. North Hall has scored 244 and could eclipse the 504 they scored in 2007. No. 2 Cartersville has scored 291 points, which would put the Canes close to 500.

The scoreboard-busting offenses are in pursuit of the GHSA scoring record of 549 points by Camden County in 2011. (Thomas Jefferson scored 574 points in 2006 in the GISA.) Fifteen teams have topped 500 points.

Other things to watch this Friday:

No. 6 Jefferson County plays at No. 3 Washington County in a game that should determine the Region 3 championship. Washington County leads the series between the two middle-Georgia giants 9-1-1, including last year’s 57-14 win. Jefferson County has a stellar defense and has not allowed more than 14 points in a game, but will have their hands full trying to slow a Goldens Hawks team that’s tallied 235 points already. Washington County is loaded with offensive weapons, including Melvin Hill (608 yards rushing), Danyale Wicker (486) and quarterback A.J. Gray (five rushing TDs, six passing TDs).

Southeast Bulloch (4-0-1) travels to Blackshear to play the wounded Bears of Pierce County (5-1), which was upset by Appling County last week and fell out of the state rankings. The winner of this game will most likely finish second in Region 1.

Central Carroll (5-1) plays at Callaway (4-1) in a game that should determine the Region 4 championship. Callaway won 14-10 last year and went on to win the regular-season championship. Central must find a way to slow Callaway quarterback Tez Parks and running back Devon Rosser. Central allows only 6.5 points per game. Central, which didn’t play last week, needs another strong effort from back Demetrious Owensby, who ran for 114 yards against B.E.S.T. Academy.

No. 10 Blessed Trinity (3-2) plays at improved Decatur (4-2), which is looking for a statement game. But the Bulldogs have lost two straight — falling to Cedar Grove and Woodward Academy — and the Titans took last week off. Decatur needs to beat either BT or St. Pius in the season finale to get a sniff of the playoffs.

28 comments Add your comment

huddy

October 10th, 2013
8:10 am

Of course they are going to continue to win when they recruit outside of their district and continue to stay in Class AAA division. If they are that good then they need to be bumped up in the division class. Only people who like Buford is Buford. They are the rudest class of people I have ever seen.

BufWolvesDen

October 10th, 2013
9:15 am

Well in that case #Hubby……. you suck and I bet you high school suck and bet your school dont have more championships that we do
#recruitThat

Mountain Man

October 10th, 2013
10:07 am

Well I do need to let you know. The QB for Buford that I told you about living in Hall County and going to Buford and his little brother was still going to hall county school. His mom has now taken him out of hall county school and put him in Gwinnett school. All after I keep putting it in the comment section. Now you tell me was something going on or did some one say something to them before they were investigated. Please don’t be rude. Just let me know and remember. Be kind

Cville Canes Fan

October 10th, 2013
10:44 am

johnny appleseed

October 10th, 2013
10:56 am

In reference to the recruiting nonsense schools like to fabricate. BHS is a city school, therefore if you live outside the city limits you can transfer to BHS. However, if you transfer during high school you have to sit out one year. One also you pays annual school tuition when living outside of the district. The school does not need to recruit athletes because, the dynasty has created such a regional buzz colleges and Universities consistently come looking for athletes from BHS. I know it’s hard to believe, but a school with one of the most dominant sports teams in GA history also has groomed its teachers and administration creating a top tier academic institution. One more little fact BHS has athletic facilities that would rival most colleges in the nation. Chew on that and get back to me…..

HS fan

October 10th, 2013
11:45 am

@ mountain man. @ Huddy Buford is a City school. You can live outside of the city limits and pay tuition to go there. Get off of the QB living in Hall county thing. Its old. hes paying tuition if he does not live withing Buford City limits. That I can Promise 100%.
Do they have an advantage. yes. Are they cheating.. NO Petition the state to allow them to move up select sports to 6A and it will be done otherwise they wiil stay where the school size dictates. Next year they’ll be playing 4A

Mountain Man

October 10th, 2013
12:13 pm

What about the gentlemen I meet at St. Simon. He said the coaches go to Texas and they it is for the coaches . They go to look at eight graders. Just like the tight end. By the way the score for Friday night 21 to 14 My boys from White County will WIN. Have a Bless Day,

HS fan

October 10th, 2013
12:26 pm

The 8th grader you refer to played and practiced for the FBU game AT BUFORD. and played in a game in San Antonio. The Buford 8th grade coaches were in San Antonio because they were part of the coaching staff along with coaches from Mill Creek and others. They Fell in love with the school after they practiced at Buford and transferred from Fulton County after they moved to GA. They paid tuition when they lived in Fulton and now live in district. Anything else you want to know? Good Luck Friday. Buford is looking forward to a good game

HS fan

October 10th, 2013
12:31 pm

@ Mountain man after you see Buford’s facilities Friday night, some of your boys may want to transfer there too. Get there early and look at the fields on both sides of the HS , the weight rooms (you can see it through the windows in the back of the school. At least you’ll understand why people are fighting to get in and they don’t have to recruit.

Region 7-AAA

October 10th, 2013
1:12 pm

I actually believed that Buford fans were the slightest bit humble up until I read some of these comments. Blabbering about facilities and who has the better of this or that. Did you people forget that it is just a game at the end of the day? So what if Buford has 5 football fields on their campus, a massive weight room, etc etc. At the end of the day, they are just another team on the field. North Hall has a massive weight room as well, even has 3 fields on the campus. Doesn’t make them better than any other school that has to practice on the same field they play on Friday nights.

GHSA_Info

October 10th, 2013
1:17 pm

@HS fan….there is no record of an FBU Camp being held at Buford High School nor at any of the surrounding middle schools, but there have been representatives from BHS and the surrounding middle schools who attended and played in their respective “Top Gun” camps and games. With that being said, GHSA constitution states:
1.70 – RECRUITING/UNDUE INFLUENCE
1.71 Recruiting and Undue Influence is defined as the use of influence by any person connected directly or indirectly with a GHSA school to induce a student of any age to transfer from one school to another, or to enter the ninth grade at a member school for athletic or literary competition purposes, whether or not the school presently attended by the student is a member of the GHSA.

The use of undue influence to secure OR retain a student for competitive purposes is prohibited, and shall lead to penalties being assessed against either school. NOTE: This violation may cause the student to forfeit eligibility for one year from the date of enrollment.

*********Evidence of undue influence includes, but is not limited to:**********
Personal contact initiated by coaches, boosters, or other school personnel in an attempt to persuade transfer
gifts of money, jobs, supplies or clothing
free transportation
free admission to contests
an invitation to attend practices and/or games
a social event (other than an official schoolwide Open House program) specifically geared for prospective athletes
free tuition beyond the allowable standards found in by-law 1.82
a coach asking a prospective student for contact information

Complaints or reports of violations of this rule will be investigated and handled on a case-by-case basis. If coaches are found to be in violation of the recruiting rule, a copy of the investigation will be forwarded to the Professional Standards Commission of the Department of Education.
A school will be afforded an opportunity to demonstrate it could not reasonably be expected to be responsible for the actions of a booster who is found to have violated the recruiting/undue influence rules.

On Point

October 10th, 2013
1:19 pm

Hmmm…not sure I see the blabbering you are referring to. I see HS Fan simply saying the facilities are nice…that is a fact not an opinion. I also do not see where he says the Buford facilities are better than anyone else’s

BTW, I do not live in Buford.

HS fan

October 10th, 2013
1:22 pm

They practiced at Buford high schold fell in love the place. Not sure what you want. The school, sells itself from an academic and sports standpoint There is no recruiting , none needed

GHSA counterpoint

October 10th, 2013
1:27 pm

Nike NFTC camp held there two years in a row. Players from all around the SE.

Mountain Man

October 10th, 2013
2:17 pm

FBU Camp does not talk about a school when they hold camp their. They talk about how great their camp is. They talk about players their. After its over with they talk to players and dad. They do not talk about academic. If you want to see a real press box go look at Central Gwinnett in Lawrenceville Ga.

Son Of Waco

October 10th, 2013
4:05 pm

I remember when WACO was in a weak region in the 90’s that we dominated every year, so we just moved up from AA to AAA… But I know something that simple is to complex for Buford and their fans/writers to get… Because they did stay in AA until they was made to join AAA..

Also dude who said Jefferson Co will beat us will you still stand by that?????

Son Of Waco

October 10th, 2013
4:19 pm

Georgia high school football was dominated by the middle and South GA in the 90’s… Then up North and ATL area found a loophole in the GHSA and started recruiting and then starting winning..

Wolf Dawg

October 10th, 2013
6:04 pm

If you believe Buford is only football… get a grip… All their facilities for all sports are top notch…

Also, their Arts, Music & Theater are first class. Like going to the Gwinnett Arts Center… I know more than a few kids that have gotten schollies for voice, & acting.. All thru the facilities at Buford High School..

Their academics are second to none in public school sector.

For ANY of you that have not seen or been on & around the Buford campus, or are knocking the total package that a $2000. tuition brings & are knocking the school….. You are LOSERS & are only cheating YOUR children…

Carry on –
That is All

Sportsnut

October 10th, 2013
6:31 pm

Was this scoring record for 10 games or just long as they played? Meaning a full season complete with playoffs.

Answer man

October 10th, 2013
7:31 pm

The scoring record was for the full season

Jon

October 10th, 2013
8:43 pm

Oh, yes. The “It’s just a game” guy is here.

itsonlywrite

October 11th, 2013
1:01 am

I think the Buford vs North Hall game is gonna be more competitive than ppl think… but then again, North Hall prove me wrong last year… lol

#ELEPHANTNATION

Howdy doody

October 11th, 2013
6:03 pm

Why will glorious booford not move on up to 5a?

mdcain

October 11th, 2013
8:33 pm

Mountain Man I don’t think your prediction of White County beating Buford is panning out too well.

GreenNGold

October 12th, 2013
1:19 am

@GHSA_INFO was there an investigation and did it reveal wrong doing? NO! The winning tradition at Buford started back in 1944! Check out the trophy case!
I am really amused by the comments and wrong opinions some of your have, and your wives must get tired of your whining about losing. It doesn’t matter which level Buford plays, there will be games won and lost and we will always have pride in our city, teams, coaches, teachers and school!
We built it and they are coming, in droves!

ron

October 12th, 2013
7:16 am

So much for Jefferson County and it’s high ranking after a shut out from WACO 40-0. Jefferson County was taunting their defense which WACO ran through with it’s potent ground game with only 20 yards through the air.

Atl man

October 12th, 2013
7:47 am

Buford is exceptionally strong in football. However, keep in mind that SPX has won the director’s cup 4 out of the last 5 year in AAA.. This year will come down to BT, Woodward, or SPX for the overall best athletic program.

Jon

October 16th, 2013
7:49 pm

Let’s be honest Atl man, nobody cares about the director’s cup. If they did, we’d all be writing on a blog about it.