Friday rewind: No. 1 receives scare, massive blowouts, massive turnaround

No. 1 receives scare: Alexander was six minutes away from pulling off the biggest upset of the season. The unranked Cougars, who were 2-8 last year, took a 42-38 lead on defending state champion and top-ranked Sandy Creek with six minutes to play. But the Patriots responded with two late scores and pulled out a 52-42 win, their 40th consecutive win in region play.

No. 2 rolls: Malik Sheppard and Trey Chivers each ran for two touchdowns, leading second-ranked Carrollton to a 52-7 win over Shaw. The 7-0 Trojans have outscored their opponents 344-54 this season. Carrollton hosts Sandy Creek on Nov. 1.

6-TD performance: Griffin quarterback Jaquez Parks threw for three touchdowns and ran for three more in the third-ranked Bears’ 55-14 win over Norty Clayton.

Blowouts: No. 4 Monroe Area hammered Walnut Grove 75-0. It’s the most points the Purple Hurricanes have scored since at least 1946, according to the Georgia High School Football Historians Association. Quarterback Stanton Truitt accounted for five touchdowns, and Logan Wall and Tyler Davis each recovered fumbles for touchdowns for the 7-0 Purple Hurricanes.

In another blowout, Carver (Atlanta) clobbered South Atlanta 71-0. Here is a list of the biggest blowouts in Georgia high school football history.

Region 2-AAAA: Veterans, after an 0-3 start, won its fourth straight game, limiting Perry to 70 total yards in 29-0 win. The Warkhawks improved to 4-0 in Region 2-AAAA play and kept pace with unbeaten and sixth-ranked Mary Persons. Akebren Ralls had 234 yards, and quarterback Cal King threw two touchdowns to lead Mary Persons to a 47-20 win over Rutland. The Bulldogs are 7-0 for the first time since 1997 and have yet to allow a point in the first half this season. Mary Persons hosts Veterans on Nov. 1.

Turnaround: Eagle’s Landing beat Woodland, 56-27, on Friday to improve to 6-2. The Golden Eagles had won a total of three games over the last four seasons.

–David Purdum

12 comments Add your comment

Editor anyone?

October 19th, 2013
11:10 am

“In another blowout, Caver (Atlanta) clobbered 71-0.” Come on, AJC. We deal with incomplete coverage, but can you at least get school names right and complete sentences.


October 19th, 2013
3:53 pm

I apologize. — DP


October 19th, 2013
5:50 pm

Way to play Eagles Landing. Southern Crescent style.


October 19th, 2013
5:52 pm

Griffin and Sandy Creek. Playing ball. Southern Crescent style


October 20th, 2013
12:06 pm

How do schools get to roll up this many pts?? All those pts with a running clock??

Just a Fan

October 20th, 2013
12:55 pm

Howard-usually a total lack of competiton;also players are limited to 6 qtrs of play per week as I understand it-so teams with a junior varsity schedule will have to play starters first half. You have to have an outstanding junior varsity along with a lack of competetion to score over 50 or so.


October 20th, 2013
7:04 pm

Opponents are having a down year! Few years ago Monroe didn’t win for 2 seasons! So it goes around

G.T. Manuel

October 20th, 2013
8:37 pm

u are so right Black1, an we did’t cry about it. We meaning MONROE!!!!!!!!!


October 21st, 2013
7:00 am

In Monroe Area / Walnut Grove game, Ben Reaves thought it best for his Warriors to refuse a running clock. The Hurricanes left their starters in for about 2/3rd of the 3rd qtr. Monroe Area bypassed the B team, went right to the 3rd team QB. They scored two more times after pulling starters.

Old Bear

October 21st, 2013
7:47 am

Didn’t Lowndes and Camden roll up a couple of wins as lopsided as those on that list this year?


October 22nd, 2013
6:26 am

Lowndes 87 points on Windsor Forest. (Currently 0-7), and Camdens 91 points against AAA Beach, (Currently 0-7), were obscene. Both schools defended there near 100 point nights with every excuse possible. I lost total respect for both programs.

Back in the day, when a team was obviously totally outclassed, The winning team would simply take a knee three times to run off time then punt the ball back. Lowndes and Camden simply put in their backups and continued to play aggressive offense.

Their reasoning was. ” What do you expect us to do? Just tell the back-ups not to score.?” The answer is YES! After the back-ups have scored 50 points, you tell them not to score. It’s call respect for the young men on the other teams. Or I guess I should say. A TOTAL LACK of respect for the other team.

Shame on them. And I do not care what any one thinks of my opinion.

It's a different game

October 25th, 2013
6:14 am

@CoffeeC100 – Back in the day, when a team was obviously totally outclassed, The winning team would simply take a knee three times to run off time then punt the ball back.

What should happen if the loosing coach refuses a running clock? Loosing team takes a few cheap shots, racking up personal fouls?