Washington County settles things in Region 3

Looks like No. 3 Washington County settled the matter of supremacy in Region 3-AAA win its 40-0 win over No. 6 Jefferson County on Friday. The dominance continued until the score required a running clock in the fourth quarter.

Washington County’s defense produced two quick scores in the first quarter on a blocked punt and an interception return. The Hawks also converted a fake punt and fell on an onside kick.

Melvin Hill led the Washington County offense with 157 yards rushing and three touchdowns.

Here’s what else we learned Friday night:

Peach County may be back: It’s about time Peach County got back in the game. The Trojans have fought past a 1-2 start against a difficult schedule and Friday improved their record to 4-2 by whipping Jackson 51-16. The Region 2-AAA title could again come down to a showdown between Peach County and Carver. Nick Searcy and Keshawn Lowe combined to run for 186 yards for Peach. Searcy ran for three touchdowns. Quarterback Greg Williams threw for a touchdown and ran for another.

Peach must still content with surging Pike County, which blasted Southwest Macon 48-0. The Pirates got 103 yards passing and two touchdowns from quarterback Tyler Gregory and improved to 3-4.

Region 6 is a mess: No. 10 Blessed Trinity lost 31-28 in overtime to Decatur. Woodward Academy smacked Towers 43-7, and Cedar Grove crushed McNair 48-21. Region-leading St. Pius was idle.

Decatur (5-2) got the signature win it has needed when Nathan Tumperi kicked a 33-yard field goal to win the game in double overtime. Decatur tied the score at 21 with 1:56 on the clock when Devontae Carter hit Dennis Bell for an 85-yard touchdown pass. The win puts the Bulldogs back in the playoff picture. The loss means Blessed Trinity (3-3) may need to run the table, which includes games against No. 8 St. Pius and Cedar Grove to end the season.

Cedar Grove (6-1) beat neighbor rival McNair for its sixth straight win. But the Saints close the season with powerhouse teams St. Pius, Woodward and Blessed Trinity. The Saints hold the tiebreaker over Decatur.

Woodward Academy (5-2) won its second straight. Marcus Hyatt gained 77 yards and two touchdowns on seven carries to lead the War Eagles. Terry Googer rushed for a 10-yard score and threw a touchdown pass to Jacob Robertson.

No. 1 Buford takes it easy: After three straight 63-0 wins, the Wolves only beat White County 42-6. Thomas Wilson had touchdown runs of 13 and 41 yards and caught an 18-yard scoring pass from Montgomery VanGorder, who also threw a 23-yard scoring pass to Korie Rogers. The Wolves led 35-0 at halftime and 42-0 after three quarters before White County scored with 1:32 remaining.

More points for North Hall: The No. 4 Trojans (6-0) beat Fannin County 62-7 and has now scored at least 50 points in four of their last five games. Quarterback Andrew Smith threw for two touchdowns and ran for another. Brannon Dyer ran for three touchdowns and caught a touchdown pass. Zac Little led North’s 443-yard rushing attack with 85 yards.

39 comments Add your comment

ron

October 12th, 2013
8:39 am

Yeah, WACO appears to have settled things in region 3 triple A, with the demise of Thompson this season the region is nothing to be considered as dominating in AAA divisions.To be considered a team of dominance WACO is going to have to play North Georgia teams, not just Lovett.When playoff comes around it’s these teams from the north that sends WACO packing. The last two years it’s been Henry County & St. Pius. Henry County wasn’t that great of a team, however WACO had to travel and play a road game in severe cold.

Son Of Waco

October 12th, 2013
2:13 pm

When we played Henry Co. ??? Every two years we play good teams from all around GA so do better research on WACO plz….

dptenn

October 12th, 2013
2:42 pm

North Oconee or Hart County would stop Washington County

Canes Fan

October 12th, 2013
5:02 pm

N Hall Defense; are they for real?

Region 7-AAA

October 12th, 2013
5:15 pm

LOL @ dptenn

Region 7-AAA

October 12th, 2013
5:33 pm

@ Canes Fan … The North Hall 1st string defense is very good, very dangerous. They’ll bend, but don’t seem to break much. They’ll allow some yards but always come up with crucial stops. You can’t really judge them by the final tallies considering the 1st string defense has only played a full 4 quarters once this season (vs Jefferson). But the same guys on this defense were around last season when they held Peach County to 10 points but allowed them to go through the air for 230 yards. Also, giving up 180 yards to Morgan County in the 2nd round but only giving up 9 points. This defense looks as you would expect when you return 9 defensive starters from an 11-3 team.

WACO2000

October 12th, 2013
5:41 pm

Who has North Oconee or Hart County played this year?

ron

October 12th, 2013
7:14 pm

WACO played Henry County in the playoffs of 2011 and lost @Henry County. Son of Waco you wouldn’t even know how to conduct a research and you have the nerve to ask someone to research. Apparently you’re a graduate of WACO’s educational system, that’s tell all one need to know the system is a failure. I suspect you’ve probably gotten someone to write your comments based on the prior earlier ones, I can’t see a vast improvement within a few weeks.

brother of Waco

October 12th, 2013
7:18 pm

@ron please do your homework. Waco played Stockbridge in the playoffs. Two totally different high schools.

Son Of Waco

October 12th, 2013
8:51 pm

@ron don’t know better.. He just lost when it comes to WACO football but I will help him out….

Also @7 AAA is holding on to that Peach Co win like they didn’t get blasted by Buford and St. Pius last year.. And stop talking about how bad NTH beating teams they suppose to beat.. You think I will be like WACO held Swainsboro and Dodge Co. to 100 total yards each and 0 point like we wasn’t suppose to blast them.. Save your stats for the teams that matter @7 AAA

Region 7-AAA

October 12th, 2013
11:47 pm

Son of Waco is holding onto that win over North Hall from 2006 like they didn’t get blasted the next week by Peach County. Why don’t you piss off you troll. I’m about sick of your damn mouth. All I was doing was gauging how good that defense can be for SOMEONE WHO ASKED. It certainly wasn’t you. Keep your bullcrap to yourself.

ron

October 13th, 2013
3:30 am

OK, at least we know Stockbridge is in Henry County.

Region 7-AAA you have my sentiments, I agree wholeheartedly in your comments. Peach County has always owned WACO. WACO was in the region with Peach County a few years back and couldn’t wait the bolt for the weaker 3-AAA region. Peach County has been the perennial power in middle Georgia football on the AAA level.

Dr. Shorty R. Feldman MD Esq

October 13th, 2013
7:46 am

Ron, you jerk. At least Washington County is always part of the fall conversation, because they have good coaching and kids with talent and big hearts. You have a lot of nerve invoking a jab at the local school system of which you clearly have no first-hand knowledge. I am a product of that system, and I have done just fine, thank you. Considering the tiny population of the county and the fact that it is in the middle of nowhere (Macon and August 60 miles each way), that community does an admirable job fielding a ball team of such quality and winning ways.

Region 7-AAA

October 13th, 2013
11:15 am

ron… lets not be harsh. WACO has got a great team. As I was telling Son of Waco on another blog a couple weeks back, every team has that one opponent that always puts a thorn in their side. WACOs happens to be Peach Co. North Hall’s happens to be St Pius.

I am only pissed off because Son of Waco continuously spews his classless biased trash talk that really gives WACO a bad name as far as fans go.

Son Of Waco

October 13th, 2013
6:56 pm

@ region 7 AAA you call losing by 14 getting blasted.. Also how can you rate a defense going against weak teams…Peach Co and any team who could stop the run beat us back when we was just a power run team but since we became a spread team we haven’t played Peach Co so who knows the outcome today… But I do respect teams who plays a hard schedule, teams who can beat WACO and fans who knows or willing to look up facts about another team before putting lies out in the universe..

@ron OK but their is a team named Henry Co. so you see how I was confused…. LMAO

Son Of Waco

October 13th, 2013
7:15 pm

Also if everything stays on the normal track WACO will get peach in the 2nd round and NTH will get SPX… Funny how the chips fall….

Canes Fan

October 13th, 2013
9:35 pm

@7aaa. Thanks for the insight. I just look forward to how all this plays out in November!!! GO CANES!!!!

Region 7-AAA

October 13th, 2013
9:37 pm

LOL @ Son of Waco. You’ve got to be the best troll on the web, hands down. So hypocritical.

Region 7-AAA

October 13th, 2013
9:38 pm

@Canes Fan …. No problem man, best of luck to you guys come November. I was certainly glad to answer your question the best I could. As you can see, a classes troll from Waco seemed to have snagged on for the convo.

Region 7-AAA

October 13th, 2013
9:49 pm

@Canes Fan …. If you wanted to take a look at the North Hall defense, there is film of the season opener versus Chestatee (5-1 out of 8-AAAA). I’ll put the link below.

nfhsnetwork dot com slash events slash 66199

Canes Fan

October 14th, 2013
6:06 am

@7AAA Thanks will certainly check it out.

Trojan94

October 14th, 2013
1:08 pm

Hey guys just asking have Waco ever beaten peach co?

Region 7-AAA

October 14th, 2013
2:42 pm

@Trojans94… The closest Waco ever came to beating Peach County recently was back in 05 where PC took a 40-37 win in OT.
The first two games ever played in the series, 40 years ago, were tie games.

Peach County leads the all time series 10-0-2.

Region 7-AAA

October 14th, 2013
2:44 pm

But if things pan out like they are predicted to do this season, WACO might just run into Peach County in the 2nd Round of the playoffs and I think Waco has the team to defeat Peach this year.
But who knows, anything can happen.

Son Of Waco

October 14th, 2013
3:28 pm

@ 7 AAA I just hate bad football talk.. I judge WACO defense on all the top teams we play not just the ones we beat.. I mean saying that your defense haven’t played but one full game means NTH want be ready for Buford… To beat a tough team like them you have to schedule tough teams…

So @Trojan94 it will be nice to see how our spread offense will do against Peach Co but I sure hope y’all are better the 2nd half of the year than the first half….

ron

October 14th, 2013
5:08 pm

Dr. Shorty R. Feldman yes you’re right, in the middle of nowhere situational, west of Macon 59 miles and east of Augusta, 60 miles. Problem is that I am all too familiar with Sandersville, Tennille, Warthen, Deepstep, Davisboro and Elder High School which served as the all black high school prior to integration with the once all white WACO. I am too familiar with all of your county’s attributes as well it’s drawbacks. If the county and it’s board of education placed as much emphasis on academics as they do the “Golden Hawks” then I could say you have an institution you could be proud of, otherwise I beg to the latter

Region 7-AAA

October 14th, 2013
9:56 pm

@Son of Waco … We aren’t able to help the fact that 7 games are not by choice. The three non region games we played this season were great teams last year. All finished with winning records, this season Chestatee is on track to challenge for that 8-AAAA title. The same goes for Jefferson in 8-AA. Those aren’t the best tests in the world, but it is better than 80% of the other non region schedules being played out there. And Christmas will use his starting defense a full 4 quarters come Friday night vs White County and will also do so the game before Buford. There is no sense in keeping starters in a game a full 4 quarters if you are already up 48-0 at halftime, which was the case this past week.

THE TROUBLED YOUTH

October 14th, 2013
11:02 pm

Ron, I’m a product of the Washington County school system. You know, the one that produces state champion literary and one act play teams on top of athletics. The one that produces NFL players, journalists, teachers, actors, workers in the exploding film industry in Atlanta, doctors, and hell, maybe even a lawyer or two.

We’re definitely a rural school system, but I have to say, overall, it’s pretty great to be a product of WACO. Appreciate the concern, though, comrade.

ron

October 15th, 2013
2:30 am

The Troubled Youth-Other than T.Spikes who else had a stellar career in the NFL; Robert Edwards had a fantastic rookie year before tearing his knee up in Hawaii playing sandlot football.Other than producing teachers these persons in the film industry,journalist doctors are unbeknown to me and perhaps to you as well.I am aware the most famous product from Washington County happens to be Elijah Muhammad, from Deepstep. The people that reside in Washington County are great people; but you are still a one-horse town with the only game in town is Waco football on Friday nights.

Trojan94

October 15th, 2013
2:54 am

2 things stand out to me 1. they’ve only played 12 times those two middle Georgia powers should play each other more and why didn’t they play in the mid 90’s when Waco was on top of there game? 2. I heard that a long time ago about Waco never beating peach co but I always thought that to be not true only because of how good they was in the 90’s…wow learn something new everyday thank guys good luck to Waco and peach co in the playoffs.

Trojan94

October 15th, 2013
3:00 am

I’ve been to the house of pain nice school but its REALLY in the middle of nowhere lol!

brother of Waco

October 15th, 2013
6:41 am

@ron. Joshua Gordy, former Waco football player was apart of that Green Bay packers Super Bowl team a few years ago, but if you think football is the only thing then you’re crazy. We clearly have produced a couple of individual state champs in both boys and girls track and top 10 team finishes for girls. Also ok the cross country side bringing in a top 10 finish both team and individual including 3 in the top 25 back in 2010-2011. And the girls and bits basketball programs average te elite 8 yearly and producing two recent state championship appearances including one in which thy won.

Region 7-AAA

October 15th, 2013
8:26 am

Yeah ron… lets not forget the bobbing for apples competitions and such. xD

ron

October 15th, 2013
9:01 am

brother of WACO- granted. I think Josh Gordy got his ring while wearing street clothes,meaning he was listed as a member of the team in name only, he was inactive. He was signed very late when the Packers had multiple injuries. It’s great that he’s in the league, I believe he’s a journeyman at such a young age having played a game or two with the Packers, before moving on to the Rams & Colts.
Where does track & field rate as far as interest in Georgia, far behind volleyball & softball.
By the way when signing day comes along the only signees from WACO in the last few years have come from Division II schools. I don’t even see the perennial power Georgia Southern offering scholarships.

brother of Waco

October 15th, 2013
9:26 am

Michael Selby clearly signed with Marshall university last year (division 1) for football, Allisha Gray Clearly signed with North Carolina (division 1) basketball one of the “fab 4″ for UNC, we have 3 runners at Emmanuel College that are currently rank 10th in Division one NAIA and is only inits 3rd year, we also Have a lineman in Chartavius Danzy who plays at Southern not to mentiuon a punter for UGA(Ethan Jackson) but you said only D2… oh okay

THE TROUBLED YOUTH

October 15th, 2013
9:51 am

Ron, I’ve made my point clear. I see no reason to defend our community any further than I already have. If this is your viewpoint of how things run in Washington County, then your inaccuracy surpasses my joy of you not being a part of this community anymore.

ron

October 15th, 2013
7:42 pm

The Troubled Youth-your acronym speaks volumes as to your way of thinking, there’s no need to continue a dialogue with you. It’s by far a waste of time, thought process as well as energy.

Jk

October 18th, 2013
11:46 am

Waco Will Beat Buford This In The Championship game

Bulldog

October 18th, 2013
12:07 pm

It is so sad that people will get on here and down players, coaches, schools, and communities. I wonder how many of you are undercover coaches. It sounds like to me that either you didn’t have the smarts or you were not considered to be a coach at the high school level. If it’s that easy, get certified and I wonder how would you do. I am proud of any team who makes an improvement from the previous year. It really doesn’t matter where that child goes because he or she is going for an education! Keep going and remember what goes around comes around.