Class AAAA roundup

By Score Atlanta

Burke County 20, Mary Persons 0: Burke County’s strong ground game and tenacious defense was the key factor for the Bears. The Bears rushed for 288 yards with Donquell Green tallying 114 yards and a touchdown. Additional rushing scores came from Reginald Grubbs and Donqual Young. Burke County’s defense held Mary Persons in check with just 79 yards passing.

Carrollton 44, Monroe Area 27: The visiting Trojans took down the Purple Hurricanes behind Jarvis Terrell, who rushed for 157 yards on 11 carries and found the endzone twice. Quarterback Wil Garrett threw for 99 yards and two touchdowns on 5-of-11 passing and also ran for 84 yards on nine carries. The Trojans had 360 yards rushing and enjoyed a 459-446 edge in total offense. The difference in the game was the penalty yardage, where the Purple Hurricanes were penalized for 96 yards and the Trojans only 10 yards.

Griffin 42, Statesboro 7: The host Bears used a strong performance from their defense to move on in the playoffs. Quarterback Jaquez Parks had a big night throwing for two touchdowns to Trey Willis and Jordan Colbert. Running back Devontae Freeman had two rushing touchdowns and Malik Miller had another. Keyston Fuller blocked a punt for a touchdown.

Marist 38, Gilmer 0: The host War Eagles led 32-0 at the half behind Chase Martenson’s three rushing scores (1, 3, 2) and one passing score, which was a 21-yard toss to Matt Perez. Nathan Maulding scored on a 6-yard run in the third to close out the scoring. Marist rushed for 192 yards in the first half.

Sandy Creek 55, Chestatee 7: The host Patriots were led by Eric Swinney who had rushing touchdowns from 17, 3 and 37 yards out. Maceo Brown added a 37-yard rushing touchdown and Drezyn Parson scores from three yards out. Cole Garvin threw one touchdown to Demarre Kitt for 50 yards and another went to Justin Sumpter for 46 yards.

Stockbridge 35, Westover 0: Stockbridge led 14-0 at the half. The Tigers posted all of their scores on the ground. Quarterback Javon Brandon and Maetron Thomas recorded the first two touchdowns to get things rolling. Second-half scores came courtesy of Brandon, Malik Bryan and Cam Maddox.

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NoDistrictLinesInDekalb

November 22nd, 2013
11:12 pm

Told you Gilmer would not score….. They could of saved the gas money… Look out AAAA Marist is rolling..

Patriot Power

November 22nd, 2013
11:14 pm

Griffin and Sandy Creek on a collision course for next week. That game will be state title-esque. Happy Thanksgiving!

the instagatter

November 22nd, 2013
11:45 pm

@ STOCKBRIDGE the trojans welcome you to GRISHAM STADIUM friday night i say that because wing-teague has never loss a coin flip as trojans head coach so come play in the million dollar play pin the TROJAN NATION WELCOMES YOU. hey i could be wrong the nation might have to travel. WING-TEAGUE CAN YOU WIN ANOTHER COIN – TOSS FOR THE NATION?

bigdawg

November 23rd, 2013
12:07 am

Good game BC $$$$

Trojan94

November 23rd, 2013
12:15 am

first hats off to monroe area very good football team. That team was fast, i really was impressed with stan truitt and #3 didn’t know his name but he was a good looking football player. They played with a lot of heart so congrats on a great season nothing to hold your head down about. To my Trojans great win in the face of adversity our offensive line was HUGE in this game to me that was the difference in the game again great win!

Black1324

November 23rd, 2013
12:41 am

Met some good folks from Carrollton at chicfila! Nice crowd

Yawner

November 23rd, 2013
12:44 am

Hopefully Griffin can give SC something of a game. 1st 2 rounds of Cedartown & Chestatee have been crap.

trojan power

November 23rd, 2013
12:52 am

Go Mighty Trojans!! But Monroe Area really shocked me. The had a great offense with a D-1 quarterback. Fast!!! They are easily the 2nd best teamed we played outside of Sandy Creek. We were just to big and fast for them. The game came down to the trenches. But there a heck of a football team. Congrats to 5AAAA. 3 teams in the quarterfinals.

Bear_Backer

November 23rd, 2013
1:44 am

I’m calling you OUT “DreadHead5″: What excuse do you have now that your STUPID guess is down the drain about Griffin not being physical enough to handle the likes of a Statesboro? Griffin absolutely CRUSHED the Blue Devils into oblivion, and did not even blink. Your post sounded dumb when you put it up, and sure enough sounds stupid now. GO GRIFFIN BEARS.

Old Bear

November 23rd, 2013
1:55 am

I guarantee that Griffin will give Sandy Creek some competition. With respect to Cedartown and Chestatee, they simply aren’t playing at the level Griffin is. You might not believe it, but there are teams capable of playing, and beating, Sandy Creek. You guys just haven’t met one yet. That changes this week.

Old Bear

November 23rd, 2013
2:21 am

@ Patriot Power – I’ve said all along that the winner of Griffin/Sandy Creek should win the state championship. It’s a shame that this game is a quarterfinal matchup. Griffin/Sandy Creek features two of the top three scoring offenses in AAAA (Sandy Creek second, Griffin third), along with two of the top four remaining scoring defenses (Griffin first, Sandy Creek fourth).

The other game featuring Region 4 versus Region 5 figures to be a good game, too. Carrollton and Stockbridge match up well against each other. They have the #2 and #3 remaining scoring defenses – Stockbridge gives up 10 points per game and Carrollton surrenders 14 per game. If the Griffin/Sandy Creek winner stumbles along the way, look for the winner of this game to be the state championship favorite.

TROJAN2010

November 23rd, 2013
3:13 am

I was impressed offensivly by Monroe. They are by far the fastest unit I have seen in awhile but their D-line struggled in the trenches. Carrolltons offensive line controlled the second have earning the win.. If you cant stop the wing-teague u want beat carrollton

Old Bear

November 23rd, 2013
4:36 am

For Wayne County to be considered a top 10 team, along with playing in a quadrant with no other ranked team in it, I was surprised to see Veterans give them a tough game. They aren’t the sure thing for the semis that I thought they would be. Marist and Burke County should be close, too. In fact, I don’t think there will be any more routs in AAAA. The teams are pretty much evenly matched this coming weekend. That’s not to say that the semifinals will be as evenly matched. I believe that the winner of the Alexander/Wayne County game will be a sure underdog to the Sandy Creek/Griffin winner, and the winner of Carrollton/Stockbridge should b a solid favorite over the Marist/Burke County winner, although it should be closer than the other side of the bracket..

socraticpavement

November 23rd, 2013
6:30 am

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Go Trojans!

November 23rd, 2013
7:54 am

Monroe Area’s speed is very, very real! #1,2 and 3 were as good as advertised. Nice stadium and facilities for sure as well. I like how the team walks through the stands to Enter Sandman!

Glad the Trojans could come out of the halftime break and play better football. Great overall team effort last night.

Looking forward to playing Stockbridge now! Go Trojans!

badbrad

November 23rd, 2013
8:27 am

Since they expanded the playoffs to include more teams, the playoffs really don’t get rolling until the 3rd round. That said, I for one would advocate the use of “neutral sites”. Whoever loses the coin flip between Sandy Creek and Griffin will be at a disadvantage and the fans complaining. We’ve been down this road before. Why not starting in 3rd round (when top seeds start meeting) have a neutral site for the game. I’m thinking somewhere like Tara stadium in Jonesboro for this one where both seating areas are identical and no one complains.

PBJ

November 23rd, 2013
8:33 am

That’s called ” THE CANE WALK ”, continued success the rest of the playoffs to all the Trojan Nation

WarEagle

November 23rd, 2013
8:54 am

@badbrad — couldn’t disagree with you more. High school football is much more fun when you play at somebody’s home field. So one team has to travel — deal with it. And there are plenty of Round 2 games over the past few years that have been great games — for example, Carrollton v Marist last year in a 5 OT thriller.

trojan power

November 23rd, 2013
9:10 am

@Old bear. Until you play Sandy Creek. Please keep your opinions. You cant compare any teams you’ve seen to this one. That is a whole nother level. Once you see them on the field you will see. Don’t get your hopes up. You need to pray its in Griffin. Because if the game is in Sandy Creek yall will get blowed out. The same case with Stockbridge against Carrollton. Pray for a home game. Cause it will be Sand Creek vs Carrollton in the Dome. 5AAAA is like the SEC Baby!!!! Its Tough!!!

Just a Fan

November 23rd, 2013
9:15 am

We found out that MA had the offense as advertised. No shame in this loss. Griffin and SC will play for what should be the State favorite. Griffin’s win over Statesboro really was impressive. I agree that Carrollton-Stockbridge appears to be evenly matched. Burke Co is hard to figure-they were thumped by Statesboro. Marist looks good defensively-looks like a close one if they contain Gator.

trojan power

November 23rd, 2013
9:15 am

From what ive seen also. Carrollton and Sandy Creek. Size and speed is just to overwhelming for there oppenents. That’s why they were both national ranked. I haven’t seen Griffin ranked in 1 national poll this year. Our only loss is to the #1 overall team in the state of GA. YALL GONNA RESPECT TROJAN NATION. Carrollton 45 Stockbridge 10. Sandy Creek 35 Griffin 14

Go Trojans!

November 23rd, 2013
9:23 am

We lost the coin flip. Game will be at Stockbridge next Friday.

Patriot Power

November 23rd, 2013
9:29 am

Welcome to The Battlefield, Griffin!

FirstDownCreeekkk!!!

November 23rd, 2013
9:30 am

Griffin will be the next biggest challenge for us since the Carrollton game. Griffin passes the ball extremely well on offense and that will be a challenge for SC. And Griffin’s defense has the speed to make our offense work. It will come down to controling both line’s of scrimmage for Creek and keeping Griffin’s offense on the sideline. SC is not concerned about the venue. Going into Carrollton and winning was big for the kids’ confidence. And the SC coaching staff won there in 2009. This is going to be a GREAT GAME. BIG BOY FOOTBALL for real!!

FirstDownCreeekkk!!!

November 23rd, 2013
9:37 am

NEWS FLASH: SC just WON the coin toss! See the Bears @ the Battlefield Field in Tyrone, GA Friday night.

Happy Thanksgiving to all!!

FirstDownCreeekkk!!!

November 23rd, 2013
9:39 am

Griffin called heads, the coin landed tails shortly after 9 a.m. Saturday morning to determine that next week’s Class AAAA state semifinal-round game between No. 2-ranked Griffin (12-0) and No. 1-ranked Sandy Creek (11-0-1) will be played at the Battle Creek in Tyrone.

Creek Rising!!!

November 23rd, 2013
9:57 am

Bad news Bears. We don’t lose at home. I’m getting out the water truck every morning to get the field right for the game.

DreadHead5

November 23rd, 2013
10:16 am

@BEAR_BACKER IT DOESN’T MATTER TO ME THAT YALL WON I’M NOT A BLUE DEVILS FAN JUS MADE A STATEMENT THAT YALL WOULDN’T BE ABLE TO HANDLE THEM IM A BURKE COUNTY FAN AND MY TEAM WON SO I COULD CARE LESS WAT YALL DID AGAINST STATESBORO AND ANOTHER THING WE ARE THE REAL BEARS

Just a Fan

November 23rd, 2013
10:18 am

Another thing to consider is that after Carrollton’s loss to SC-many people said Carrollton was overrated and started predicting their demise. Carrollton continues to prove themselves as a very good team-Thus SC’s victory over Carrollton probably shows the strength of SC. Region 5 vs region 4-this Friday should settle a lot.

DreadHead5

November 23rd, 2013
10:26 am

@JUS A FAN WE WERE NOT THUMPED BY STATESBORO WE LOSE 21-7 DO TO INJURIES AND THE GATOR BEING BANGED UP WE HAVE MORE WEAPONS THEN HIM HE JUS GETS ALL THE EXPOSURE

Bear_Backer

November 23rd, 2013
10:30 am

@DreadHead5. Think again dude (not really your strong point) Griffin has been the “REAL DEAL BEARS” since Waynesboro were the (lame) Purple Hurricanes. Don’t even try to go there, because I was BORN in Waynesboro and I have forgotten more about that area of Georgia than you will probably ever know, especially High School Football. (Congrats to AQUINAS from Augusta by the way for all you single A followers reading the Big Boys Blogs..) Ask any Statesboro Fan who was at the game last night how good Griffin is. If they are not liars, they will tell you straight up. Give it up DREADHEAD5 with your all caps typing. It is stupid to do that on a blog anyway.
GO BEARS The TRUE and RELIABLE ORIGINAL, Often imitated, but NEVER Duplicated GRIFFIN BEARS.

Go Trojans!

November 23rd, 2013
10:33 am

I wish they would sell keyboards in Burke Country that don’t have automatic Caps Lock.

DreadHead5

November 23rd, 2013
10:48 am

THATS HOW I CHOOSE TO TYPE AND NOT GONNA CHANGE THE LAST COUPLE YEARS WERE HAVE YALL BEEN IN THE PLAYOFFS AS FAR AS CONTENDING FOR A STATE TITLE

Go Trojans!

November 23rd, 2013
11:00 am

Wouldn’t it be hard to change the last couple of years?

Punctuation! It really can be your friend when trying to get a point across to others.

Good luck in Burke County AP English. Exams are coming up!

Patriot Power

November 23rd, 2013
11:05 am

DreadHead5

November 23rd, 2013
11:07 am

IS THIS A ENGLISH CLASS OR A BLOG AND IM NOT IN SCHOOL BEEN GRADUATED

trojan power

November 23rd, 2013
11:12 am

Who has Griffin played? To get all this recognition!! Stockbridge? They haven’t played a top 5 team all year. Sandy Creek played Plant from florida & carrollton. Monroe Area looked unstoppable on the stat sheet. Look what happened last night. Im predicting Sandy Creek wins Big!!! We play big boy football in 5AAAA!

DreadHead5

November 23rd, 2013
11:19 am

@TROJAN POWER THANK YOU GRIFFIN DONT PLAY ANYBODY AND HAVE MADE NO NOISE IN THE PLAYOFFS THE LAST COUPLE YEARS SO BEAR_BACKER HOW U GONNA CALL YOURSELVES THE REAL BEARS WHEN YOU PLAY A WEAK SCHEDULE!!!!!! CMON BURKE COUNTY

Go Trojans!

November 23rd, 2013
11:22 am

Does anyone know a site that will translate Burke County posts to English?

I’m sure there are some excellent points being made but they are lost in translation. I checked Google Translate but they only seem to cover actual languages.

Creek Rising!!!

November 23rd, 2013
11:22 am

This is going to be such a fun week!!!!! Come Friday evening, the stands at the Battlefield will be rocking!!! The milk jugs will be much louder than they were at Carrollton. It will be standing room only by 7pm. I’m impressed with the way Griffin handled Statesboro, but keep in mind that Statesboro isn’t on Sandy Creek’s level.

Trojan94

November 23rd, 2013
11:27 am

Alright griffin ya’ll want them ya’ll got them. the battle lines have been drawn……..To any Trojan fans did central win the coin toss?

Go Trojans!

November 23rd, 2013
11:28 am

Central lost and is on the road to Ringgold.

DreadHead5

November 23rd, 2013
11:29 am

@Go Trojans! Is this better for you are you retarded or just can’t read just because I type in all caps doesn’t mean it’s unreadable has me thinking you rode the short bus in school

Go Trojans!

November 23rd, 2013
11:32 am

I’m not sure it was only the capitalization.

Unbiased Observer

November 23rd, 2013
11:58 am

Marist is quietly pummeling everyone they play…

Trojan94

November 23rd, 2013
12:06 pm

Thanks Go Trojan for the info!

Go Tigers

November 23rd, 2013
12:09 pm

Carrollton…… The underdog Stockbridge Tigers welcomes you to the Jungle this Friday night. We just take it one game at a time.

TROJAN2010

November 23rd, 2013
12:36 pm

Everybody gettin hyped bout SC, Burke, Griffin and carrollton. . Dont sleep on marist [carrollton fans should know]

Bear_Backer

November 23rd, 2013
12:49 pm

Griffin plays the schedule they GET and regardless of the quality of the opponent, they just go out and win big. As stated in other post by OLD BEAR (and I concur) Griffin does not WANT to play Sandy Creek, but they certainly are not SCARED of them at all. Hey it’s just a game after all. Big stakes for the kids for sure, but for someone to come on here and bash the Bears for playing a weak schedule is just dumb. Griffin is a top-caliber state contender year after year. Just getting in the playoffs is hard enough with all the talent in our fine state. I realize SANDY CREEK is heads and shoulders ahead of Griffin as far as titles go, but I can guarantee you this: The Bears will SHOW up and BRING IT to the Battlefield. I hate the lack of quality seating there, but realize that the players have nothing to do with all that. And FOR THE RECORD – anyone know what the BEARS record is at the battlefield? Anyone want to render a guess? I know what it is, and as PROVEN in the past the Griffin Bears can win there.

True Fan

November 23rd, 2013
1:01 pm

I am a Griffin Bear but i have to give Sandy Creek coaching staff & football team credit they are a class act. Good luck to both teams next week