AAAAAA roundup

By Score Atlanta

Alpharetta 45, North Forsyth 6: Visiting Alpharetta used an Austin King 25-yard touchdown pass to Rustin Sutter to take a 10-6 lead into halftime. The Raiders poured on 35 points in the second half, including a 40-yard touchdown pass from King to Andre Harton and two Jay Youngblood defensive touchdowns. Alex Turner scored the Raiders’ final points on a 20-yard run.

Brunswick 26, Coffee 19: Brunswick trailed 7-0 at halftime, but Cory Dixon and A.J. Jackson led a second-half charge that propelled the host Pirates to victory. Dixon ran for two touchdowns and also threw a 61-yard scoring strike to Jackson, who scored once on the ground as well. Coffee was led by Anthony Fussell, who had a touchdown catch and an 85-yard kickoff return for another score.

Camden County 27, Tift County 17: Antonio Wimbush returned a kickoff 90 yards for a touchdown and also scored on a 22-yard run in the fourth quarter to help Camden County hold off Tift County. Both Wimbush touchdowns came in the second half for the visiting Wildcats, who led 14-0 at the intermission. Camden County also got a 102-yard interception return for a score by Chris Williams and a 16-yard touchdown run by Demetri Saulsberry.

East Coweta 14, Westlake 7: East Coweta scored on a 14-yard touchdown pass from Bryce Gemmel to Markell Boston in the second quarter. The host Indians then broke a 7-7 tie in the third quarter on an 8-yard Malik Robinson touchdown run.

Lambert 24, Centennial 23: Tee Holland tossed a touchdown pass to Caden Herring and Marvin Taylor and Patrick Inwood added rushing scores to give visiting Centennial a 21-3 lead. Hayden McLeod ran in a Lambert touchdown before the half and, in the second half, sophomore Tucker Maxwell ran and threw for a score to lead the Longhorns’ comeback win.

Lovejoy 42, Morrow 6: Host Lovejoy jumped to a 42-0 lead at the half. Jeremiah Kirkland scored on a 2-yard run and Khaleel Rogers found Preston Williams and Kevin Morris for passing touchdowns. Jaime Nunez added a 12-yard touchdown run and Williams returned a punt for a score. Lovejoy’s final score came on a 15-yard Josh Smith defensive touchdown.

Lowndes 3, Valdosta 0: The host Vikings had just six first downs and 94 yards of offense but shut out Valdosta in the Winnersville Classic. The Wildcats rushed for just 39 yards and passed for 168, but were undone by 97 penalty yards and two missed field goals (one blocked). Lowndes made its field goal in the first quarter. The teams combined for 16 punts.

Luella 28, Rockdale County 14: The Lions posted three defensive touchdowns in their win over the visiting Bulldogs. Jaylon Harris and Sal Vazquez had interception returns for scores in the first quarter. Steve Osondu scooped up a fumble recovery for Luella prior to halftime. Quad Clemmons scored the team’s lone offensive touchdown in the third quarter.

Marietta 49, Kennesaw Mountain 31: KirVonte’ Benson scored three rushing touchdowns (15, 23, 5) and had a 95-yard kickoff return in Marietta’s home win. Jordan Mathis had a 23-yard touchdown reception from Brenton Martin on a screen pass and converted a two-point conversion, and Ian Shannon connected on field goals of 37 and 48 yards. Marietta forced four turnovers in the first half, and Lawton Ward returned a blocked punt for a touchdown.

Meadowcreek 21, Habersham Central 14: Meadowcreek earned its first victory since the 2008 season thanks to two defensive touchdowns. The visiting Mustangs got a fumble return for a score by Ade Harden in the first quarter and an interception return from Laquan Johnson in the second. Johnson also caught a touchdown pass from Kortez Towels in the second quarter to lead Meadowcreek to a 21-14 halftime lead.

North Gwinnett 50, Mill Creek 47: North Gwinnett survived a thriller in which it led 14-0 in the first quarter before visiting Mill Creek ran off 34 unanswered points. Mill Creek got on the scoreboard in the first quarter with a 78-yard touchdown run by Daniel David, who finished with 222 rushing yards. Nate Brown had eight catches for 146 and caught four touchdowns from Hayden Sphire to lead the victorious Bulldogs, who scored the game’s final 22 points. Sphire threw for 267 yards, five touchdowns and three interceptions.

Peachtree Ridge 38, Mountain View 13: Host Peachtree Ridge pulled away after leading 14-13 at the half. Lions running back Jordan Ellis rushed 23 times for 174 yards and four touchdowns, and quarterback Chance Thrasher was 21 of 29 passing for 203 yards and a touchdown pass to tight end Kendall Cobb.

West Forsyth 42, Johns Creek 7: Visiting West Forsyth answered a Kevin Nalecz first quarter touchdown pass with two Trevor O’Brien rushing scores and a Hampton McConnell 2-yard touchdown run to take a 21-7 lead into intermission. The second half was dominated by the Wolverines and McConnell added two passing touchdowns and Grant Anderskow ran in a fourth quarter touchdown.

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Ware Gator Fan

October 11th, 2013
9:40 pm

Lowndes 3 Valdosta 0 Final
Camden 27 and tift 14 Final
Coffee 19 and Brunswick 18 with 3 mins to go in 4th.

Ware Gator Fan

October 11th, 2013
10:13 pm

Brunswick wins 26-19..

Sportsnut

October 11th, 2013
10:39 pm

Jamie Nunez and Kevin Morris both wear # 4. Morris is the runningback and Nunez is the kicker. It was Morris who scored the 12 yard TD.

Keith B

October 11th, 2013
10:45 pm

Go WEST! Nice win boys. two Trevor O’Brien rushing scores!

57Cat

October 11th, 2013
10:56 pm

Lowndes 3 Valdosta 0: Lowndes FG kicker better than ours. If both offenses play as each did tonight, neither will win another game. Our defense is better than Lowndes; after Lowndes 1st qtr drive that ended in FG, I wager they were held to negative total yards. Having said our defense was better, Lowndes defense said, “We will stop your Herrin/Jacob running game and challenge you to beat us with your sophomore QB throwing the ball.” Excellent game plan. I don’t ever expect to see two better high school defenses on the same field – at least not any time soon. Great game, except for the final score. Congratulations Vikings

Sportsnut

October 11th, 2013
11:01 pm

@ 57Cat == I told you I felt it. I did not know it would be so close though.

57Cat

October 11th, 2013
11:05 pm

Sportsnut- We play Tift Co. next week at home. Give me some good vibes!

richsethhardy

October 11th, 2013
11:17 pm

Having seen both Lowndes and Valdosta play in seperate games, I thought Valdosta had more talent and would win tonight. But you all know that anything can happen in these rivalry games. Congrats to the Vikings. Also, I hope that that young man from Coffee County is ok.

Camden74

October 11th, 2013
11:20 pm

Tift has a pretty team, especially on offense. If they stop making so many mistakes and the coaches stop outsmarting themselves, they’ll pull off a few upsets! :-)

Camden74

October 11th, 2013
11:23 pm

Make that, “A pretty good team”…… :-)

Sportsnut

October 11th, 2013
11:42 pm

@ 57 Cat == I think Valdosta needs to prepare for a slugfest. From what I understand, Tift is much improved and are playing hard. From the sound of it, they really beat themselves tonight. That is not to take anything away from Camden, they did what it took to win. Capitalizing on turnovers and not committing any was key. Home field should be a positive for Tift and that is always a plus.

Sportsnut

October 11th, 2013
11:45 pm

Good night of football in Georgia. The fallout has begun. Regions are taking shape and pretenders are being exposed. Round 1 will be very surprising.

Time to recharge.

bksmith14

October 11th, 2013
11:55 pm

57cat..your defense is not better than lowndes either..not in my opinion. I told you and everyone else that nelson and herring would be shut down and 39 yards rushing later i was right. I think the correct thing to say is that both defenses are good, lowndes was not prepared well for colquitt..we were for valdosta. And anyone who overlooks brunswick will be sorry..Cory dixon is the best qb in the region on an average football team. Coffee found out tonight. Lowndes owns the cats , has for the last 10 years. I think a 3-3 region record will get you in the playoffs and i dont see lowndes going 0-3 in the last 3 games.

bksmith14

October 12th, 2013
12:00 am

i would give anything to have the running backs that valdosta has though…those two youngmen are way to good to not find a way to get the ball in their hands more often…and #11 for valdosta is as good as any reciever in the region. Lowndes defense showed what it is capable of tonight…if we had a better offense to go with it we would be dangerous.

bksmith14

October 12th, 2013
12:04 am

camden had a td on a return and a pick 6….tifton had chances but mistakes killed them. A win on the road in this region is a win no matter how you get it. Camden is still a very good football team, dont care what anyone says.

Camden74

October 12th, 2013
12:23 am

Sportsnut….Tift did not beat themselves, Camden beat them. But the game would have been closer if they had not made the mistakes that were made……..Camden had a TON of penalties, one of which kept Tift’s drive alive for one of their scores………Camden made more plays than Tift did……. :-D

bksmith14

October 12th, 2013
12:29 am

the lowndes camden game will be interesting…if we had an offense i would pick us in a heartbeat in that game bc im pretty sure we will stuff camdens run game..we did last year with all world jj green running it

Camden74

October 12th, 2013
12:55 am

bk…..LOL…….Believe it or not, Camden is just as fast this year as they were last year. The problem with Camden this year is they don’t have an experienced team. Even tonight, they’re still making game one mistakes. They did not tackle well, they’re getting out of position on defense, especially pass coverage and far too many mental errors……..But I’ll tell you now, if Lowndes plays Camden the way they played Valdosta tonight, they will lose by two TDs! RELEASE the CATS!!!! :-D

57Cat

October 12th, 2013
1:02 am

With all due respect, BK, your offense is no match for Camden’s offense. Their speed on offense is way superior to yours. In that your defense focused on our run game, you dared us to try to beat you with our sophomore QB, and we couldn’t do it. We lost too much yardage on I first down, or made a dumb penalty (for a total of 97 yards) and were constantly playing behind the chains at second at long. After your 1st quarter drive you had a total of some 27 yards offense.. I say that as foundation for saying our defense is better. We had over 200 yards offense (puny by any standard) but you had a total of less than 100 yards. It all boiled down to your kicker being better than ours. And I totally agree, our offensive coaches woefully mismanaged this game. We didn’t make much trying to take it outside, but we didn’t take it up the middle enough where Colquitt hurt you. We just played a very poor offensive game and our defense deserved better I think you may have had only 1 first down in the second half. Understand we lost because of poor offensive execution.. We did not lose because of poor refs, or because your band played while we were on offense, or whatever. Don’t say I’m making excuses, read carefully and you accurately conclude that I have given you reasons why we lost, not excuses (look up the definitions of the two words.) As I said, if our teams don’t put together better offensive schemes and improve our play calling both Lowndes and Valdosta will be on the outside looking in come playoff time.

New York Ron

October 12th, 2013
2:31 am

Might I offer one owed to the argument about who is best? “Coach Al Hughes”. Oops, that’s three
Go Lovejoy. GATA

NE Cat

October 12th, 2013
4:56 am

Agree Camden making too many mistakes, but they are improving each week. The Camden QB can throw and has been impressive when he gets his chances. Camden keeps improving and maybe just maybe….naw still a year away, but this team could pull it off, they don’t quit and they don’t rattle easy. Good Job Camden Wildcats….

i'mjustsayingwhati'msaying

October 12th, 2013
5:32 am

BK, calm down. Valdosta out played Lowndes on the field. But, the scoreboard is where it counts. Lowndes had less than 100 total yards with 6 first downs and 2 of those were in the 2nd half. If I was Lowndes I would just take this gift quietly. There was nothing encouraging about this game, except the kicker and a win. Valdosta has a 3 headed monster on offense that the coaching staff either don’t know or refuse to utilize them in the regular season in hopes of getting them to the playoffs healthy. that’s a good plan, but you are now 2 games down in the region. Valdosta has too much talent on both sides of the field. I expect to see Valdosta in the playoffs and go further than Lowndes. Bk, I still remember Camden winning that game. This is a new season and JJ is doing his thing at the next level. Let’s deal with the now. If Lowndes takes that offense into Camden and can’t get past mid-field but 2 or 3 times the whole game, it will not bode well for them. I don’t see a 3-0 game, don’t know what the score may or may not be. I can tell you this, pack a lunch, be well hydrated and turbo-charged. it’s going to be a long night.

MADDBALL

October 12th, 2013
5:44 am

@camden74 congrats on your win over tift co. i was pulling for yall 2 beat them. and as i said last week that all the tifton bloggers would be irrelevant this week….congrat 2 lowndes & valdosta on a hard fought game in winnwesville…seem like it was a slugfest to the end….brunswick is getting a lot of ppl attention,,,the pack plays them this week..prayers go out to 2 coffee player who got hurt last night

Keith B

October 12th, 2013
6:34 am

The Stephenson v Tucker game was crazy! Never a dull moment in that matchup.

GM1957

October 12th, 2013
6:50 am

And Coffee fired Eldridge for what?… Pruitt can take blame for both the Tift and Brunswick games. Coffee had better records before he came. The QB was terrible last night from Q1″… Should takin him out and played the freshman… Pruitt will not stay… Yes Coffee kid got hurt and was airvac’d from the field…but the Trojan played terrible from the beginning of the game.

WildHawg2012

October 12th, 2013
8:06 am

Man that North Gwinnett/Mill Creek game was the craziest game as well as one of the best i have ever seen. It just gives a guy mixed emotions because u gotta feel bad for MC but u also got to take your hat off to NG too.Great game by both teams. MC did a good thing for the rest of the 6A teams by showing us that the NG defense can be shreded by a good running game plan but MC also did a bad thing for the rest of 6A by showing us that NG is never out of a ballgame and they can score in waves. MC did give the game away by having the worst 4th quarter of the season on defense. I think MC gave up almost 30 points in the 4th but they really couldnt tackle the entire quarter. The hook and latter was a classic call but their was a missed tackle that should have been made to stop a score but all credit to NG. The are good

Big Blue Dude

October 12th, 2013
8:11 am

Winnersville Classic implies a town of winners. Neither Lowndes or Valdosta are winners this year. It was more a Losersville Debacle. Region 1 AAAAAA is weak this year.

WildHawg2012

October 12th, 2013
8:20 am

Bk= It would not have helped no matter if u guys had two weeks to prepare for Colquit we still would have won because are a complete team. We are the only complete team u guys have played or will play this yr. What i mean is we can pass and run so you have to pick your poison and well u guys didnt stop either the pass or run and u know the result. And to be honest about the Brunswick QB, he was maybe not the best passing QB last yr but he was the hardest Qb to prepare for. To me he was the the only QB in the region that gave our secondary a real workout,heck he was the best QB in the region last yr just on a bad team.

WildHawg2012

October 12th, 2013
8:38 am

@ BigBlueDude = I do agree that the region is down a lot and i think its the coaching staffs not knowing how to use the talent that they have. And the lack of staffs that dont know how to produce at least a solid QB is sad. They always said defense wins championships but it takes offense to get u there and u will have to outscore someone at some point in the playoffs and u will need a solid QB to do it most of the time. So lack of QB play is the reason why our regoin struggles to get out of the first round and it will be no different this yr either.

Sportsnut

October 12th, 2013
8:48 am

@ 74 == I was not implying that Tift was better or anything like that. I was merely making a point of how their mistakes could have cost them the game. I am glad you guy’s won. Do not feel alone in the fact that your kids are still making game 1 mistakes. It appears that is happening often to many teams.

Coaching seems to be a catalyst for some of the losses for some this year also.

@BK == You know I picked you, right? Glad to have you back in the loop.

It sounds like Mill Creek exposed North and their weakness. North is still top of the heap though. I thought they were done but there was too much time left. Good job by the coaches and the players.

Sportsnut

October 12th, 2013
8:51 am

@ Wildhawg2012 == You are so correct about the region 1 chances of advancing beyond the first round. They will all need a four leaf clover in a couple of weeks.

57Cat

October 12th, 2013
9:17 am

Sportsnut – As my mom used to say, “I’d be ashamed,” kissing up to BK like that. Have you no pride?!

xplayer

October 12th, 2013
10:09 am

GM1957— Eldridge was a joke! If Pruitt had the players Eldridge had he would win..but Coffee is very young starting couple freshman and 10th graders. It takes time to build a program. We could have won three of the games we lost except for mistakes caused by these young players learning how to play and win. They don’t quit..I will agree Coffee is in wrong region because a few (good old boys) wants to play Lowndes, Valdosta etc..We don’t have the #’s to play with them. Coffee should be in AAAAA where they belong number wise to start with. Sad but we got a few in Coffee Co that put FOOTBALL, FAMILY, GOD and COUNTRY in that order, a real shame. Other sports in Coffee don’t count for crap. If They would drop back to where they belong AAAAA they would be a power to deal with. Our kids play their hearts out not just football but in all sports.They’re behind the 8ball before they ever hit the field because afew grown ups want to be big wheels and play up in region AAAAAA with big cats. Don’t care about kids?

Sportsnut

October 12th, 2013
10:24 am

@ 57Cat == Pride is an individual concept. I merely wanted him to know that I did pick Lowndes because of a “gut” feeling. I have no “love” for any region 1 team. I don’t think any of them are as good as everyone else does. They are not likely to go far in the 2nd season.

I do now understand the so called “toughest region”. That is how they play one another. My mind is beyond a singular region. I was wrong in my thinking that Coffee would take the region. I see that it is still Camden and Colquitt as the bell cows. The question now becomes who are the other 2 teams that will fill the slots for the playoffs.

Tift is playing well. Coffee is a letdown. Brunswick is almost an afterthought. Valdosta and Lowndes are ………… perennial powers that are slipping. Hard to tell but one thing is for sure. All four better be ready come November because region 3, as meek as they seem, will be ready. East Coweta, Newnan, Hughes and Westlake will most likely be the reps from region 3. Start doing some research.
Know your opponent.

xplayer

October 12th, 2013
10:32 am

Coffee a letdown… Coffee has had 7 or 8 players hurt this year most starters. Coffee is not a letdown they were never picked so high to start with except maybe by Sportnut who I bet never watched them play.

VALDAWGSTA

October 12th, 2013
10:33 am

WildHawg2012

October 12th, 2013
12:45 pm

@ sports nut = I understand what u saying but our region is not worried about region 3 in the first round. Colquitt and Camden will have no problem getting out of the first round and well u know Colquitt Co playoff resume so we fear no one and even tho the region is not as strong this year I would not be surprised if we swept the first round because region 1 will be battle tested. Even tho the QB play and coaching staffs are costing teams wins rest assured come playoffs the region 1 defenses will be ready and for region 3 u don’t need a solid QB, defense will be enough to get to the next round for Valdosta and Lowndes. Only person giving region 3 a chance in the first round is u. Even in a down yr our region is still better than most regions in Ga so lets be real

Titletown USA

October 12th, 2013
2:34 pm

The QB play at both Lowndes and Valdosta is abysmal…..neither team will go past first round of playoffs, if they even make it that far. In Region 1 and/or 6A ball, your QB has to be able to make a play outside the pocket and with their feet and that is not the case with either team.

57Cat

October 12th, 2013
3:19 pm

TitleTown USA, we AGREE!

NGHS 09

October 12th, 2013
4:20 pm

@ WildHawg2012…

I doubted any chance of NG winning that game, but shame on me. The 4th quarter showed what Sphire’s offense capable of and how it is supposed to be conducted. Quick tempo and high percentage plays. NG was moving at a snails pace on offense until the 4th quarter.

MC’s running game exploded in the 2nd quarter and they dominated the line of scrimmage, but there is one thing to remember about NG. They gave up two rushing TD’s to Camden and then shut them down. They dismantled Grayson’s running game (which is on fire as of late). They shut down Norcross’s running game for the entire second half. The last two games have “exposed” NG’s defense because of bad pursuit and missed tackles. MC was running the read option to perfect for most of the game, but NG’s defense hardly ever lets the opposing offense run like that. It’s not a weakness as much as it was missed assignments. i.e. bad outside contain, not filling the right gaps, rushing up field when needing to contain, etc. #12 for MC was electric and lights out. That kid is a super star and he better get a shot at the D-1 level to show off his athleticism.

I admit that Jimb was right when he said MC had the biggest offensive line in the state. Colquitt’s might be bigger, but MC’s is athletic and smart. I really hope MC makes the playoffs. They are an outstanding football team when they don’t turn the ball over. If they win out and beat Collins Hill, and NG wins out by beating Collins Hill and Peachtree Ridge, then MC will be the 4th seed.

NGHS 09

October 12th, 2013
4:22 pm

FridayNightLightsFan

October 12th, 2013
5:27 pm

Sounds like Reid has Tift turned around. Had a late lead on Coquitt last week and with a potential 14 point turnaround on 1 play (102 yard interception return for TD) the Camden score could have been 24-20 Tift. Bottom line Tift lost both those games but they are looking better and Region 1 getting stronger top to bottom.

Mikelhorne

October 12th, 2013
5:39 pm

Bksmith you are stupid! Lowndes sucks!

Sportsnut

October 12th, 2013
5:50 pm

@ WildHawg2012 == That is an admirable attitude to have. Realistically, you should worry. I keep telling you guy’s you are only tough to you guy’s. Explain if you will why region 1 teams, other than Camden and Colquitt, have made 6 first round exits and 5 second round exits in the last 4 years?

There is a reason for that. No one is afraid of Region 1. You can be and have been beat. No disrespect but that is now the truth. No longer does region 1 strike fear in opposing teams.

Lovejoydad

October 12th, 2013
6:00 pm

We’ve lost alot of players from last season, but i still have that Wildcat feeling. I think that all of 6a is a little down from the great season and second season that we had last year.NG is #1 and very beatable so I think that the first round of the 6a playoffs will drop alot of jaws. Lovejoy has as good a shot as anybody else. With Kirkland and Williams and a pretty good defense,though not the dominant d of the last few years.Lovejoy is poised for another long playoff run. @Sportsnut I’ve been looking for you down at 12Oaks you must be in a different spot.

WildHawg2012

October 12th, 2013
6:23 pm

@ Sports nut = I do understand that but if u get time could u tell me if any of those teams that has put region 1 out in the first round came from region 3 cause I am not sure but I will look it up and see when I get a chance bro. Our region lost in the first rounds but to pretty good teams but I will have to check cause the old brain aint what it used to be.

WildHawg2012

October 12th, 2013
6:52 pm

@ Sports nut= I took a quick glance and I see that Newnan eliminated Valdosta in the first round a couple of yrs ago and of course u know what happened to Lowndes last year in the first round but from this current region 3 set of teams besides Newnan, over the last 4 yrs have never put region one out in the first round and until they do I don’t think it will happen this yr bro. Hughes is a new school I think so I give them a pass and East Coweta has been no cup cake in the past so they do know how to get in their and mix it up. In our region its playoff attitude every Friday and you have to bring it cause even Brunswick will make the playoffs if they were in another region and so would Tifton. They would make the playoffs in region 3 is what I am saying bro

Sportsnut

October 12th, 2013
7:21 pm

@ xplayer == You know nothing of me. Good bye.

Lovejoydad == I am there, just floating. Did sit on DHHS side a couple weeks ago due to a couple of friends with kids on that team. I am always there, no matter where.

@ Wildhawg2012 == As I have said, the talent level is down in AAAAAA and it is showing. That applies to region 1 also. My main message is that if Colquitt is the high standard in region 1, then region 1 will be shocked when they play some of the metro teams this year. A quick note=Langston Hughes is among the scoring leaders in AAAAAA and they are in the leaders in defensive scoring. They are tied with North Gwinnett in ppg scored and ppg. allowed differential. Lovejoy needed a spectacular catch by Preston Williams to come from behind to beat East Coweta in the final minute. They might be the best 3-3 team in the state.

I will call it maybe a split in the first round between region 1 and 3. Now that you have that, consider this. Newnan has yet to be thought of. Could they pull another? We already know they can. Then there is Westlake. Young and scary. Breaking in a new coach. You guy’s are going to have your hands full.

Camden74

October 12th, 2013
7:26 pm

MADDBALL……THANKS! :-)

NGHS 09

October 12th, 2013
7:43 pm

@ Lovejoydad… Region 7 is stacked this year with 5 stout teams but only 4 playoff slots. Any team can lose in any round of the playoffs. Nothing is certain and no lead is safe. If you are hinting that you think NG might lose in the first round then you have a 50/50 chance of being correct. Same goes for Lovejoy and every other team in the state in every round of the playoffs. 50/50 is a toss up. I saw the second half of Lovejoy vs Alpharetta in person and saw 3 things. 1) the ground game looked pretty good. 2) the passing game can only get better considering the youth on offense. 3) The defense struggles big time with covering tall/ fast receivers when the front seven can’t apply a steady pass rush. All three of those things will improve before the playoffs without a doubt, but I keep getting the feeling that both you and Sportsnut are weary of a potential 3rd round matchup with NG’s receivers. NG struggled against MC’s ground attack Friday, but not because it’s the weakness of NG’s defense. Outsiders can keep telling themselves that though. Both teams have to make it that far though so I look for an interesting finish to the season. The playoffs will be better than most people are expecting.