North Gwinnett 34, Archer 32

Michael D’Angola kicked a 27-yard field goal with seven seconds left to lift North Gwinnett to a 34-32 victory over Archer in the second round of the Class AAAAAA playoffs.

The Bulldogs overcame a 20-7 deficit with 24 unanswered points to take a 31-20 third-quarter lead. But Archer scored two consecutive touchdowns for a 32-31 lead with seven minutes left in the game. After a bad snap, D’Angola missed a 29-yard field with 2:29 left. But Archer was unable to get a first down and punted, giving the ball back to North at midfield with 1:18 remaining. Facing a second-and-eight, quarterback Hayden Sphire rolled right and threw back across his body to Nate Brown for a 33-yard reception to set up the game-winning field goal two plays later. This snap was good and the kick was perfect. North was moving on.

North, the No. 3 seed from Region 7, improves to 11-1. Archer, the top seed from Region 8, suffers its first loss and ends a historic season at 11-1. North will play Hillgrove in the quarterfinals.

North took its first lead of the game, 21-20, on its first drive of the second half on a 38-yard run by C.J. Leggett, who ran for a game-high 158 yards on 23 carries. After a D’Angola field goal, Sphire, playing on a bum leg, hit Caleb Scott for a 15-yard touchdown. Scott caught seven balls for 119 yards and two touchdowns.

Archer, in just its fifth year, fought gamely, but 13 penalties and two turnovers hurt their cause. Gabe Tiller threw for 286 yards, including a 36-yard touchdown to Connor Redmond that gave the Tigers the 32-31 lead. Dylan Singleton also scored three touchdowns for the Tigers, who got their first playoff win last week.

Archer controlled most of the play in the first half and held a 20-7 lead and possession with less than a minute remaining. But Parker Seachrest intercepted a Tiller pass and returned it to the Tigers’ 32 yard line. On second down, Sphire scrambled and found Scott for a 19-yard touchdown to trim the lead to 20-14.

Archer took the opening kick and drove 80 yards in 13 plays, scoring on a 18-yard pass from Tiller to K.J. Parmer. North tied the score with some trickery from Sphire. Lined up near the goal line in a jumbo set, lineman Dante Sawyer took a handoff and completed a jump pass to Daniel Imatorbhebhe for a 4-yard touchdown.

Singleton scored touchdown runs on consecutive drives to give Archer the 20-7 lead. The Tigers, looking much like the quick-tempo spread offense that coach Bob Sphire brought to Gwinnett years ago, attacked the visiting Bulldogs. Tiller completed 15 of 21 passes for 194 yards in the half, including seven for 80 yards to Parmer. North, which entered the game averaging 41 points a game, had just 29 yards passing before halftime.

Archer – 7 – 13 – 6 – 6 – 32

North Gwinnett – 7 – 7 – 17 – 3 – 34

A – K.J. Parmer 18 pass from Gabe Tiller (Michael Frye kick)

NG – Daniel Imatorbhebhe 4 pass from Dante Sawyer (Michael D’Angola kick)

A – Dylan Singleton 2 run (Frye kick)

A – Singleton 6 run (kick failed)

N – Caleb Scott 19 pass from Hayden Sphire (D’Angola kick)

N – C.J. Leggett 38 run (D’Angola kick)

N – D’Angola 30 FG

N – Scott 15 pass from Sphire (D’Angola kick)

A – Singleton 10 pass from Tiller

A – Connor Redmond 36 pass from Tiller (pass failed)

N – D’Angola 27 FG

64 comments Add your comment

Gwinnett Fan

November 22nd, 2013
11:35 pm

Playoff football- win and move on

Everyone knew North had a tough bracket. Archer was as good as advertised. Tough loss but the experience will serve them well next year. North’s playoff experience and previous experience in close games paid dividends tonight.

Gwinnett AAAAAA football is very strong this year.

GwinnettDad

November 22nd, 2013
11:36 pm

@Team Tigerblood & @TigerMom: Congratulations on the way your team played. Your QB was solid, and maybe, just maybe, they could have gotten a first down when it counted so much if they had thrown at the end? Oh well, that’s just one of those things. HS coaches can get real conservative in their own end when time is running out.

Archer played great, losing by 2, when a 15 point underdog. You got your respect. Sorry you had to lose. Congratulations on being 11-1. Everybody knows now that Archer is for real.

Suwanee 0wns

November 22nd, 2013
11:55 pm

Archer has a great team. They will be back next year and even tougher.

If Archer’s offense gets even one more possession in the game, then they probably win. North helped to keep the Tiger offense off the field with 2 turnovers, an on-side kick, and grinding the clock with a surprising number of running plays.

Well done Archer. Great season! You have an outstanding football team and every player should hold their heads high. What the team has accomplished in a few short years is incredible. Nobody will want to play Archer next season.

gwinnett fan

November 22nd, 2013
11:56 pm

Awesome game. Anyone that doubted Archer got a shock. If not for a shakey 3rd quarter they win this game. North showed they would do anything to win and after halftime came out playing DIRTY. Clearly coached to do so. Someone posted a few weeks ago about Lovejoy and their dirty play, you can’t complain about that ever again.
If they are coached to play that way there needs to be some adjustments in that coaching staff. If they are not being coach to play dirty the players should be corrected by the coaches, and there not, must be told how play.
After the sloppy 3rd, Archer settled back down and played a great 4th nearly pulled it out.
Great 1st, 2nd and 4th quarter of football. North won the 3rd quarter may lay that was the difference.
Bulldog fans should be ashamed. Good luck.

HSFottballFan

November 23rd, 2013
12:24 am

Agree Gwinnett fan. The officials let this one get out of hand. Preventive officiating was absent. A near fight in the game and dirty play by North Gwinnett with no flags. To top it off North Gwinnett sprayed the red goal post pads with black spray paint. The NG coaches need to be disciplined for the poor sportsmanship. Very disappointing to see in high school sports. Congrats to Archer on a great season!,,

NG dog fan

November 23rd, 2013
12:27 am

Gwinnett fan, I disagree- both teams were testy in second half due to the pressure of a playoff game. You don’t need to play the blame game, nobody played “dirty”.
Archer is a great team but lost it because of 2 turnovers. One late in second quarter that allowed NG a short field and the other stopped a good drive. Take those away and they host Hillgrove next week.

Rubin Hood

November 23rd, 2013
12:31 am

Pin the Archer loss on their coach. Two failed 2PT conversions will cost you a game and it did for Archer.. With those two points, the North FG in the end would only have sent the game into overtime and not be the game winner.. Plus the conservative play calling on their last possession cost Archer dearly. Left too much time on the clock for North to get 35 yards and kick the game winning FG.

Gwinnett

November 23rd, 2013
12:37 am

The North Gwinnett coaches and team may be the most classless football team I have ever seen. I am embarrassed for Sphire and his coaches. I have heard they were like this but now I have seen it with my own eyes. They remind me of the Grayson teams. I think he even has some old Grayson coaches on staff. If so you can tell. They act just like them. Keep your heads up Archer folks. You have a dang good football team.

WolfDawg

November 23rd, 2013
12:40 am

Tigers – Great season !!!!!!

Suwanee 0wns

November 23rd, 2013
1:21 am

I was going to stay out of this, but since you can’t seem to get over it, I will go ahead and stir this anthill.

You guys may be right. I have actually seen football coaches run drills to increase aggression! Imagine that! Well … ummm … I have also participated in some of them as a player and run some of them as a coach. Stupid game. We spend all these years as parents teaching our kids to sit down, shut up, and keep their hands to themselves, and then some gawdawful football coach comes along and teaches them to stand up, make noise, and hit someone. It ought to be outlawed!

You may be talking about the pass interference that resulted in a penalty rather than a 40 yard catch down the middle? Well, that is just strategy in High School.

Or maybe you are talking about the personal foul by Archer that led to the onside kick from Archer’s 55 (I think)?

Maybe it was the shove by North#75 at the end of a play that was called to stall the North drive? OK, they called that penalty.

Maybe it was undercutting the North receiver up in the air to make him drop a touchdown pass?

Maybe it was all the holding calls by both teams that were called and not called?

Maybe it was the fumble scrum? North got the ball, Tigers dove in to take it away, and North players made sure North kept the ball at the bottom of the pile. Now, if a smaller player like #7 does not want to get hurt, then he should not dive into a fumble scrum full of linemen. That kind of play has been part of football since the days of leather helmets.

Maybe it was the play where a Tiger yanked off CJ Legget’s helmet after he was already on the ground, so that he had to sit out a play?

Maybe it was the offside called on the North defense AFTER the center flinched?

There were a ton of penalties in this game. And many that were not called. I am pretty sure the penalties were committed by both teams. I would review the stats to see, but the game is over. If your biggest problem is that fumble scrum – get over it. North recovered the ball and they made sure they kept it instead of letting the Tigers take it away. Watch the replays. No matter what went on around the scrum, the only thing that mattered was the kid at the bottom of the pile trying to keep the ball. Don’t ever think of watching rugby – I am sure you will be shocked.

When you get far enough in the playoffs to play a Region 1 team you may learn why words like “smash mouth” and “slobberknocker” are part of the football lexicon but no other sports. It is a barbaric full contact sport. Don’t go near a rugby game. You may prefer ballet. I know the Atlanta Ballet is working very hard to increase the number of season ticket holders. Sheesh, go to one or two ballets or symphonies in a year, and they never lose your number.

If you would like, I will yell at some of them so they can hang their heads and shuffle their feet all the way to their next playoff game in Powder Springs.

I WOULD recommend you congratulate your kids on a tremendous season and a hard fought close game. That is one of the problems with an unbeaten season going into the playoffs – you can’t believe it when you lose. Truly well done to all your players, coaches, parents, and the community.

gwinnett fan

November 23rd, 2013
3:07 am

I have seen Archer play a couple of times this season and the first two quarters of tonights game is typical of how they play the game how THEY are coached. I saw a different NG team come out of the locker room not uncommon I know. The coach change the game plan or should I say TACTICS and it worked. Archer wasnt ready for that type of play and it cost them. It wasnt the preasure of playoff football they dont even know what that is. The game is what it is if you dont respect it you will nevver learn from it. NG had no respect for the game tonight. I cant pull for them any longer.
I hate it for the parents that will have to uncoach there sons after 4years in that program. You hear of cooachs and programs being class acts. Giving players something to help build their lives around .
I find it hard to beleive any parent would condone a son playing the way SOME plaayed tonight.
Again 1ST half typical Archer football. 2nd half typical NG football.Ill teach my son the Archer style.

Respect if not each other atleast respect the game.

js smooth

November 23rd, 2013
4:10 am

@Gwinnett Fan:
Sour Grapes? Both teams racked up over 250 yards in penalties. The game is the game and the refs threw the flags. Say what you will but it is football eventhough the games is being more and more watered down to supposedly protect the players. I think it protects incompetent refs. Let them play.

js smooth

November 23rd, 2013
4:13 am

@ Gwinnett Fan:
Your team played well, get over it. You lost, North won and Coach Sphire is a great coach when you consider what he has to work with at North. If he would have had your team, you guys would be heading for the state playoffs. Give it a rest, your team will be back.

Max Sizemore

November 23rd, 2013
5:50 am

Archer led 20-7 with the ball on its own 30 (or thereabouts) with 57 seconds left in the half. Instead of running off the final seconds and taking a 13-point lead into intermission, it elected to try for more, threw an interception that was turned into a touchdown, lost the momentum and the game. Bad decision.

Username

November 23rd, 2013
6:28 am

@ Gwinnett Fan

“I hate it for the parents that will have to uncoach there sons after 4years in that program.”…
You’re a liberal pansy. Likely you have never played football, and if you did, you were often on the losing side.

Give me a break with your comments – save it for your own kids and see how far it takes them in life…

GwinnettDad

November 23rd, 2013
6:37 am

I watched the game starting with NG’s last TD. Very hard fought by both sides. I detect sour grapes.

robo71

November 23rd, 2013
7:16 am

@gwinnettfan I don’t have a dog in this fight but reading your comments does seem to be portraying you as a sore loser. It’s football and its a physical game. I didn’t see the game but reading everyone’s comments on here leads me to believe Archer was out coached and outplayed in the second half. Congrats on your great season. Be bigger than what you are appearing to be on here and look forward to another successful season next year.

gwinnettparent

November 23rd, 2013
7:32 am

Archer played a great game and should be very proud. NG does play a dirty game with late hits and usually gets away with it. I think Archer outplayed NG but unfortunately they made a few costly mistakes. If NG faces Collins Hill again, they better step up their game.

blowfish

November 23rd, 2013
8:26 am

great observatons. i have to give it to Caoch D at Archer – when the split occurred, and as the 8th grade coach ar Grayson, I worked hard to get some permissive transfers to keep some Archer zoned kids at Grayson. I can say now that I made a huge mistake (hind site is 20-20). Those kids at Archer went under the fire as 9th and 10th graders while the Grayson’s recent crop of Seniors saw their glory on THURSDAY nights until this year. Sure, out kids have a State Ring…..but is was earned as Scout kids sitting on the sidelines as Sophs. Dyer has done a fantastic job – congrats to my former 8th Graders! Sphire – don’t know how he does it. He consistently beats more athletic teams week in and out – year in and out. Congrats also to Coach Andrews – his DC (former Grayson DC). Although he’s been giving up more points, his defense is stepping up when they have to. He needs a HC role somewhere – i know where I’d like to see him. Biggest surprise of all……….Dacula! My prediction? Colquitt – although I hope the Ring stays in Gwinnett. Norcross?

gwinnett fan

November 23rd, 2013
8:39 am

Yeah I’m over it now. And not a liberal by any means. Not an Archer fan per say I did loose anything. I’m a football fan from gwinnett have been my whole life. Just calling what I saw. Should not have said what I did I was just shocked to see it.
North by 30 didn’t happen they did score 30 I was wrong there.
I hope all are well after a hard fought game. It was a great battle I’m glad I saw it.

Good luck to all next week

Conrad Dobler

November 23rd, 2013
8:42 am

NG is the most classless team I have ever witnessed. Spearing a player in the head without a helmet. Love the thuggery.

gwinnett fan

November 23rd, 2013
9:13 am

I saw that that’s the type of play I was referring to. With no flag the player walked off in front of the ref with blood pouring down his face, the ref looked shock when he saw him, he missed that one bad. Please don’t condone that type of play.

Puddin

November 23rd, 2013
9:13 am

Lighten Up! All you Francis’s! IT’S THE PLAYOFFS! IT’S FOOTBALL! WINNING ISNT EVERYTHING, BUT THERE IS NOTHING ELSE! You have to fight for football. No one remembers 2nd place. Archer is the real deal as is North. The only classless part of this game was no one shook hands after the game. Probably a good thing. This was an emotional hard fought game. More to come. This I know for sure! GO DAWGS!

no dawg

November 23rd, 2013
9:18 am

no dawg in this fight–just saw very different coaching style–I choose Archer style respect for game–big bad NG classless for game–lots of folks will not pull for NG but NG does not care–NG the bully on the block until bigger bully comes along–good luck on the rest of NG playoff fights.

Penn Wagers

November 23rd, 2013
9:32 am

Very proud of the officiating crew. Not even I have forced a team to kick off from the opponents 30 yard line.

My2Cents

November 23rd, 2013
9:57 am

I can’t help weighing in on this debate. First, nobody has a problem with a good, tough, physical football game. Personally I think all of us want to see it played that way. However, NG is nothing more then cheap shot artists. Everytime a game gets tough or things don’t go their way, you can expect the late hit or cheap shot. I have seen it a couple of times this year. I am not a NG or Archer fan, but I watch and follow a ton of Gwinnett county games and NG is the most classless team I have seen to date and MC is a close second.

william

November 23rd, 2013
10:28 am

Glad to see that some of you witnessed what I did. I just went to the game not knowing a single player on either team. I just wanted to see a good, hard, and clean game by two good teams. What I saw was far from that expectation. N.G. is the epitome of win at any cost, plat dirty TO DO IT, hold on most key plays, and hurt as many opponents with your best cheap shot. SHAME ON THAT PROGRAM.

Seriously

November 23rd, 2013
10:57 am

It is interesting to read the comments on this blog. Calling NG and their coaches classless, dirty, and cheap shot artist takes away from the fantastic game that Archer played. Archer had an amazing season that should not be diminished because of what others on this blog are calling sour grapes.
You truly do not know coach Sphire, or his coaching staff, if you feel they are coaching players to play dirty. If you look around at the coaches in the area, you will find that many of them have coached with him in the past and have nothing but praise for him.
As far as the cheap shot comments, please go back and watch the game again. I believe you will find both sides had some issues. Good luck NG and great season Archer!

yo

November 23rd, 2013
11:10 am

Wow I sense a little hostility on here. :-)

a player

November 23rd, 2013
11:41 am

You see what they don’t mention is how dirty north Gwinnett played, they ripped off a players helmet and head butted him before throwing him down. That’s just one of the many dirty things they did. Sure we had some penalties called on us bit did you see us doing that? No class or sportsman ship…

SHAME

November 23rd, 2013
11:42 am

But for 10 guys who called themselves “referees”, this could have been the best game of the year. These guys chose to make the game about themselves (instead of the kids and coaches who put in all of the work) and in so doing lost control of this game. Shame on them. GHSA should review this game and consider something new for these guys to do on Friday nights.

Congrats to both teams. Archer has come a long way in 4 short years and should be very strong next year as I hear they have very few seniors on that team. NG probably should not have won this game but never quit. You have to tip your cap to them.

Hey refs….you guys missed a really good game last night between two really good teams. SHAME on all of you for making yourself the focal point of this game. Good luck to the Gwinnett County teams next week. Bring it home where it belongs!

no dawg

November 23rd, 2013
11:46 am

NG you can’t handle the truth

My2Cents

November 23rd, 2013
11:49 am

@Seriously….I don’t have to know coach Sphire to make judgements about his players actions on the field. If he was against that type of thing you would never see it happen more than once. I wasn’t at the game last night so I can not comment about anything that happened in the game, but I have seen this behavior many times before and expect that I will see it again.

I am only commenting about the classlessness of NG, it was still up to Archer to overcome this behavior and win.

Gwinnett_Fan_66

November 23rd, 2013
11:56 am

OK, gotta chime in. I was bored with the GPB game, so I pulled up the Archer NG game online.

Observation #1 – zebras were laundry happy, on both sides. It was like they had a bet on who could throw more yellow.
#2 – I didn’t mistake aggression for dirty play. I saw aggression on both sides. U saw holding on both sides, called and missed. I saw blocks being continued to the whistle on both sides. This is an aggression game. Teams with more aggression tend to win more
#3 – I remember 10-15 years ago all in Gwinnett used to complain how the region 1 teams were dirty teams. They were in fact just more aggressive. Gwinnett teams learned from their mistakes and now play with more fight. Norcross, Grayson, PTR, Brookwood, NG, MC, CH, Dacula…all play with more aggression. Archer is young and talented, and they will be a tough out next year. The difference I saw in last nights game was aggression. Not dirty football.
#4 – Coaching counts. Spire, Maloof, Conn, and the rest of the Gwinnett coaches make adjustments. More often then not the right adjustments to put their teams in a position to win.
#5 – Archer is good, and took good kids from surrounding schools. Dacula lost talent when MC opened. MC and Dacula lost talent when MV opened. NG lost talent to Lanier, another playoff team. And still they win.

Gwinnett will hold the trophy at the dome yet again. CH? NG? Norcross? not sure yet, but it will be one of these three. But the winner will be the team who plays with the most aggression.

WeAreArcher

November 23rd, 2013
11:57 am

While I have my own opinions about last night….I am going to try to stay above the fray. Congrats to NG on a hard fought battle. Congrats to the Archer team for a wonderful season. We as parents and fans couldn’t be prouder. The hard work you put in all season showed.

Thanks to Coach Dyer and his staff for all the hours and hard work you guys put in with these kids. You did it with class and dignity. We got our first taste and now we want MORE!!

Puddin

November 23rd, 2013
12:48 pm

@Gwinnett fan 66. Well said. Emotions ran high. The refs were at a different game for sure. They killed momentum for both teams. Archer will be back. They are very talented. This was one of the best games of the season. It came down to the 3 and out late in the fourth. Defense wins Championships they say.

cr0n

November 23rd, 2013
2:14 pm

@Gwinnett fan 66- I was at the game and this summary is very accurate. I witnessed a hard fought battle between two very talented and well coached teams. It’s football people!! Archer has a great team and played well, which should not be diminished by the echos of sour grapes manifested on this blog. All the passivity on this board by these playoff-novice posters is laughable. It is a full contact sport played by big strong tough young men with high levels of emotion. Coach S or any coach of decent ilk, for that matter, do not ever coach a team to play “dirty.” @Seriously, @my2cents and @no dawg ( you are No Dawg, for sure :) ) should stick with soccer or golf if the physicality and true nature of championship football offends your delicate sense of fair play. 3 of the final 4 in 6A will come from Region 7 where we all play “physical” football. Go Dawgs!!!!

Bully

November 23rd, 2013
2:41 pm

I love bullies, and that’s why I root for N.G.. Anyone in this blog who said they played dirty doesn’t understand football. I loved it when one of those tough guys ripped off the helmet of the Archer player, and gave him a head butt for good measure. He did the same thing last week. How excited I was to see the constant holding and grabbing by N.G. line. Stop calling the holding penalties and let the boys continue to cheat. Those N.G. coaches sure know how to teach such great life skills. crOn-your a joke .LOL

cr0n

November 23rd, 2013
2:52 pm

Hey Pansy, I mean @Bully, thanks for proving my point and who knew Miami’s Jonathan Martin blogged about GHS football? Just the fact you typed LOL says it all Martin. Lighten up ….. life skills? Now that’s a joke Martin.

Spearo T Agnew

November 23rd, 2013
3:12 pm

There is a difference between aggression and cheap shots/dirty play. NG is a classless football team. The sad part is they are good enough that they don’t have to resort to that crap. But they choose to do it.

Gwinnett_Fan_66

November 23rd, 2013
3:40 pm

Spearo Spearo Spearo. It’s football. Both teams played hard. Both teams took shots. Both teams were flagged. It’s just a game. Take a look at how the 1-AAAAAA D-backs abuse receivers. All within the rules, but they will push the line of excessive aggression till they yellow flies. That’s the game.

Pat

November 23rd, 2013
4:54 pm

Congrats to Archer on a Tremendous season – Most of your Grayson Cousins are So happy for you my son was there in the stand cheering for his classmates before the split and most of all for his Friends!

Respect

November 23rd, 2013
5:28 pm

I have been watching Gwinnett HS football for 20 years, and have to admit that NG’s performance was the dirtiest, classless performance that I’ve seen, which is a reflection on the head coach. Spires – why don’t watch an Alabama football game and see how they fight hard and win, but do it with much respect for other team. Again, reflection on head coach.

NG17

November 23rd, 2013
7:14 pm

Archer outplayed North and should have won, They got greedy before the half with the pass up the middle instead of running the clock out.Turn overs and not getting extra point conversions cost Archer big time in this game.I can’t believe all the cry babies on this blog. I would have called at least one pass play in the end trying for first down. Archer players did their part to win, Coaching lost this one not dirty playing by North.Both trams showed no class by not shaking hands after the game.

Gwinnett_Fan_66

November 23rd, 2013
8:42 pm

@Respect You get none with your crying. WOW. You either need to switch to decaf or soccer. You think NG played tough? Take a trip down to Lowndes or Camden someday. Go see some real smash mouth football. No apologies down there. They get beat, they own it. They get pushed around, they fight harder the next time. Go watch the game again and you’ll see the Archer line holding all game long. You’ll see Archer kids spearing into the pile during a fumble. They fought hard, they are a good team, but you were out coached. End of game. Enjoy watching on TV.

Respect

November 24th, 2013
8:13 am

GwinnettFan66 – Take a little more time to read the comment. I have no problem tough, smash mouth football, and I have been to Camden County – it’s a long way to drive and lose a state championship game. Archer has always played with class – that is how they are coached. I know that NG would like to build a tradition like Brookwood and Parkview, but you will never be there, never.

Flyer

November 24th, 2013
9:41 am

Where are all these examples of dirty or classless play by NG? I have been over each play of the game with both sideline and endzone views. The fact is the only personal foul penalties in the game were called on Archer. These were obviously taught by coach dyess. Those penalties went along way in contributing to the NG victory. There was the roughing the kicker penalty that was followed by an Archer player cussing an official. Result was a 30 yard walkoff that led to the onside kick. The same player that spoke rudely to the official was later flagged for a roughing the passer the helped lead to a NG touchdown. NG was flagged for an excessive celebration after a Bulldog TD and Coach Sphire was flagged for questioning an obvious hold that was not called. At the end of the game several Archer players had to be restrained by coaches because they were trying to Fight NG players. Now where was the “dirty and classless play”

Puddin

November 24th, 2013
9:59 am

@Flyer. You took the words out of my mouth. Facts will always tell the truth.

gwinnettparent

November 24th, 2013
10:40 am

For all you tough guys who think that late hits and dirty cheap shots are manly and “just football” – lets see what you say when your kid is on the receiving end….. football is a rough game but cheap shots from any player is not acceptable and should not be endorsed by ANY coach or ANY parent.

Gwinnett_Fan_66

November 24th, 2013
10:55 am

@Flyer Thank you. I went back and watched again, and you are spot on. Anyone from Archer saying they are playing a clean game were watching throw rosy red Archer colored glasses. You don’t cuss at the refs. You don’t pick fights when you lose. Go back and watch the tapes. It was Archer players spearing into the scrum during a fumble. It was the Archer players pushing and shoving at the end. I tried to stay above board on this one, but the negativity is way too one sided on the losing side. It was a good game by both teams. Refs were laundry happy, but to say one team played dirty and one played clean is just sad. Sounds more like Archer has developed a Napoleon complex. Go back to work in the off season, stay healthy, and be ready for next season. You will be in the hunt once again. If and when you lose, stay classy Archer. Don’t whine when you lose. You don’t wear it well.