Class A Blog: The Quarterfinals

Here are the quarterfinal match ups for Friday:

PUBLIC

Upper Bracket

No. 9 Charlton County (7-4) at No. 1 Seminole County (11-0). Seminole County sophomore running back Thomas Aiken returned to the team from suspension with his head on straight and his game in top form, as he rushed for 129 yards and a touchdown to lead a ground attack that gained 400 yards and paced Seminole County to a 21-14 win over No. 16 Wilkinson County in the first round.  Charlton County downed a solid team from Commerce, 35-21.  Charlton won the only previous game between the two, 23-20, in the first round of the 2001 playoffs when the teams competed in Class AA.

No. 5 Johnson County (10-1) at No. 4 Irwin County (9-1-1).  Johnson County defeated Region 3 rival and defending public school champion Emanuel County Institute, 29-20, in the first round last week, in a game that was much closer than the 65-29 win the Trojans had over the Bulldogs on Oct. 25.  Irwin County rolled over No. 13 Trion, 49-26, in the first round.  Johnson County won the only previous meeting with Irwin County, 40-6, in 2006.

Lower Bracket

No. 6 Hawkinsville at No. 3 Clinch County
No. 10 Dooly County at No. 2 Marion County

PRIVATE

Upper Bracket

No. 8 Darlington (9-2) at No. 1 Eagle’s Landing Christian Academy (10-0). ELCA dispatched No. 16 Athens Christian 41-3 in the first round, but the Chargers lost senior quarterback Dalton Etheridge to an ankle injury. The defending private school champions may have to rely more heavily on the running game, led by senior Lane Timpson, who had three touchdowns last week, and a defense that is allowing less than a touchdown per game.  Darlington, located in Rome, easily took care of Region 6 rival Christian Heritage of Dalton, 41-17, a team that hung with the Tigers on Oct. 11, but eventually fell 18-14.  ELCA won the only previous meeting with Darlington, 17-6, in the first round of the 2008 playoffs.

No. 5 Prince Avenue (10-1) at No. 4 Calvary Day (9-2).  Calvary Day quarterback Michael Peterson hit tight end Milan Richards, a Clemson commit, with just more than two minutes left in regulation to lift the Cavaliers from Savannah over First Presbyterian Day of Macon, 42-35, in the first round.  Prince Avenue, located in Bogart, blasted Brookstone of Columbus, 51-0, as Zantravious Shields ran for three of the Wolverines’ seven rushing touchdowns.  This is the first meeting between the two schools.

Lower Bracket

No. 6 Mount Paran (9-2) at No. 3 Aquinas (11-0). Mt. Paran survived a scare from Our Lady of Mercy, 31-24, in the first round as Dorian Walker and Taylor Trammel combined for more than 200 yards rushing for the Eagles. In Augusta, Aquinas pulled away from Savannah Christian, 42-14, as sophomore quarterback Liam Welch threw five touchdown passes.  This is the first meeting between the two schools. It is Aquinas’ second trip to the quarterfinals (2011) and the first for Mt. Paran, located in Kennesaw.

No. 10 Holy Innocents’ (7-4) at No. 2 Mount Pisgah (11-0). In John’s Creek, the Patriots dominated St. Anne-Pacelli of Columbus in the first round, 40-7, as quarterback Aaron Winchester and receiver Ben Miller hooked up for four touchdown passes.  Holy Innocents’ got 100 yards rushing and two touchdowns from senior Clay Pfohl in a 27-17 first round win over No. 7 Landmark Christian.  The Bears defeated Landmark, 29-28, on Nov. 1. Holy Innocents’ has won all four meetings with Mt. Pisgah by a combined score of 179-44, including 48-10 in 2011.

53 comments Add your comment

Joco Trojan Fan

November 26th, 2013
4:20 pm

I have a question to ask, maybe STC or Todd can answer it, but after JOCO beat ECI for the 2nd time this year, are we the first team to beat the defending state champions twice in the same year? Wondering if any one could research this, for Class A and all classifications.

:D

November 26th, 2013
5:00 pm

go to the Georgia High School Historians Association website http://www.ghsfha.org/

Swamp Lizard

November 26th, 2013
6:53 pm

@ STC …. Wish you and the family a blessed Thanksgiving !! Will you be covering a game this Friday or do you have the weekend off ?

S. Thomas Coleman

November 27th, 2013
12:17 am

JoCo:

It would take a little digging, but “:D” makes a great suggestion in his/her post.

STC

S. Thomas Coleman

November 27th, 2013
12:27 am

Swamp:

Thanks and same to you and yours! Yes, unfortunately I’m back on Friday night duty. I’ll be at Warner Robins-Kell. Sure wish I was going to be in Augusta, but too many mistakes, a good Mt. Paran team and a horrendously bad call at the end derailed the Bobcats. That’s football. Good luck to your son and the Chargers!

STC

MCMBAA

November 27th, 2013
1:28 am

STC, terribly sorry that your team didn’t survive MPC my friend, would have loved to have another chance to meet you at Commitment Field. It also would have been nice to keep another Region 5 team in the hunt for now. That said, OLM has a great program and I suspect we’ll see them in postseason again next year.

Appreciate very much the job you have done this year, always first class. Have a fantastic Thanksgiving!

Swamp Lizard

November 27th, 2013
8:24 am

The Simulations ( After Round 1 ) PUBLIC ….

Seminole Co at 30.9% is still the odds on favorite to win the Public Championship, but there are also three other teams with a greater than 14% chance of winning it all too …. Clinch Co at 21.4%, Irwin Co at 18.4%, and Marion Co at 14.9%. The Public side seems to be very “balanced” out with all four of these teams having an “honest” chance to win it all. There are also two teams that I personally think you can’t overlook ….. Dooly Co and Charlton Co. The Public side will be a “dog fight” til the end. On this side of the bracket ( Public ), there is little doubt that Region 2 & Region 4 are the best with each Region still having 3 teams remaining.

Swamp Lizard

November 27th, 2013
8:43 am

The Simulations ( After Round 1 ) PRIVATE …

ELCA is still an overwhelming favorite to win it all as a 73% favorite. BUT …. one thing the “computers” can’t factor are injuries and with the loss of ELCA QB Dalton Etheridge, and those #’s in reality would certainly drop. The next team with the best odds to win it all is Mt Pisgah with a 12.5% chance. It’s a 43% likely chance that ELCA and Mt Pisgah will be in the finals. Others of note are last years State Runnerups Prince Ave at 4.1 %, Mt Paran at 3.1%, and 11-0 Aquinas at 2.5% at winning it all. Region 6 looks to be the stongest with three teams remaining … Mt Pisgah, Mt Paran, and Darlington.

Swamp Lizard

November 27th, 2013
8:45 am

….. the above #’s ( computer simulations ) came from our friend Loren Maxwell. His work and dedication to Georgia HS football is greatly appreciated.

TheRealMt

November 27th, 2013
9:01 am

@STC, Found this blog about half way through the season. You do an outstanding job keeping us up to date on what’s going on in Class A. From what I’ve read #2 is your son? That kid is a great ball player and fast!! I’m not sure why they didn’t try to get him the ball more in the game or play him at tailback. OLM really showed a lot of class in what was a tough football game and I wish them the best. Thanks for doing what you do!

bucket

November 27th, 2013
9:13 am

@ Swamp – I’m sorry to hear about Etheridge’s injury and we will be praying for a speedy recovery. He’s a good QB and a great representative for your school.

jocochief

November 27th, 2013
9:22 am

I wouldn’t think there’s been all that many times when a team has had to play a defending champ twice the next year…

Swamp Lizard

November 27th, 2013
9:42 am

@ bucket …… Thank you for the kind words and prayers. Dalton Etheridge is a great young man. He has always been a quite “Leader” ….. and he has always been that Leader that “leads” by example. He is loved and respected tremendously by his fellow players. He also has a wonderful Mom and Dad that appreciates your thoughts. Hope we get to see each next week.

S. GA fan

November 27th, 2013
9:53 am

After doing some research, I am changing my thoughts on the outcome of the Aquinas vs MPC game. I noticed that Aquinas gave up 268 rushing yards when the played Sav Christian. With MPC talented running backs, I think MPC will win this close game and most likely it will probably come down to the team that has the ball last.

S. Thomas Coleman

November 27th, 2013
10:30 am

MCMBAA:

Thanks, but MPC deserved to win. Our Bobcats fought hard and got a tough break with a bad call at the end, but MPC made more plays when it had to. Mercy made strides this season learning how to win tight ball games against tough teams. In the past, we pounded bad to mediocre teams and lost to everyone else. It’s part of the process to becoming a good program and Mercy took that step this year. Even without a natural feeder system, Coach Earwood will keep the train moving forward so look for more battles at Commitment Field and the Bobcat Den in the future!

STC

S. Thomas Coleman

November 27th, 2013
10:31 am

Swamp:

This stuff makes my head hurt, so thanks for posting your analysis man!

STC

S. Thomas Coleman

November 27th, 2013
10:44 am

TheRealMt:

Thanks for the kind words, and several MPC dads came up to my son after the game to complement him. We appreciate the classy gesture! Our offense was designed to have a power back as the RB, and that’s Jordan Thomas, #44, who is a junior. He’s a load and will be back for another big year. Our QB, Jameson Vest, is a power runner as well. I call him “Baby Tebow.” He and Jordan will be back, as will LB Alex Horlack, #43, and DT Jay Johnson, #70, is just a puppy, a freshman. By the time he’s a senior he’ll be one of the best D linemen in the state in any class.

Thanks again for the kind words and good luck to MPC the rest of the way!

S. Thomas Coleman

November 27th, 2013
10:51 am

S. GA fan:

MPC does an excellent job with its running game and hopefully the Eagles will have all of their weapons ready. It wouldn’t be a shock to see MPC win the game.

And while I don’t do predictions, here are two teams to watch out for the rest of the way ( I hope this isn’t the kiss of death for them!): Holy Innocents and Irwin County.

STC

SingleAisCompetitive

November 27th, 2013
11:24 am

@STC
I saw the MPC vs. OLM rematch. I thought it was poorly officiated on both sides of the ball, especially with this new “higher classed” GHSA crew complete with a chain gang ;-) . One of the crazy calls of the game I remembered was when OLM had recovered a fumble at midfield (VERY late in the game), OLM jumped and they called “unsportsman like” for “simulating snap count” on the MPC defense resulting in first down for OLM on the 25 yard line! You referred to a “horrendously bad call” twice, so tell us what the call was. I can’t recall a game changer that effected the outcome. BTW I would say #2 is the best pound for pound player I have seen in Class A this year. He is tough and jumps like he is 6′4″. The game could have gone either way at the end. Similar to the Auburn GA game (but an interception at the end instead of a touchdown). Tell him (Christian Coleman #2) GREAT season!

S. Thomas Coleman

November 27th, 2013
12:38 pm

SingleA:

The officials did have a less than stellar night, but it’s standard playoff procedure for the GHSA to have an official chain crew to ensure impartiality.

As for the unsportsmanlike call, that was actually the correct call. Mercy’s coaches had told the refs that MPC’s defensive players were simulating the snap count, which is illegal. Anytime a defensive player makes an attempt to simulate a snap count as opposed to calling out one of his own defensive signals, it’s an unsportsmanlike call: 15 yards and an automatic first down.

The call I referenced came with about 2 minutes left, Mercy had driven to the MPC 15 or so, and on first and 10, our RB moved before the snap, which caused the an official to throw a flag for illegal procedure. However, our center snapped the ball and it hit our motion man, who slowed down once he saw the flag. The ball ricocheted off our motion man into the flat and MPC players jumped on it. The officials wrongfully awarded the ball to MPC and waived off the illegal motion penalty. That’s blatantly wrong. As soon as a flag is thrown for illegal procedure/false start, the play is dead. Anything that happens after that — i.e., the snap that went off of the motion man’s leg — is irrelevant. The correct call would have been to penalize Mercy 5 yards, making it first and 15 from about the 20. Instead the ball went to MPC, which took almost 1:30 off the clock before punting it back to Mercy with about :40 left at midfield.

That bad call was HUGE! However, MPC deserved to win. Mercy should have done more to not let a bad call have such an influence on the outcome of the game.

And thanks for the kind words about #2! That’s a huge complement because there are some great players in Class A! He’s the fastest kid in Class A, and one of the fastest in the state, and has a 36-inch vertical — which is good because his size (5-8, 155) won’t win any beauty contests. Let’s hope some college recruiters feel the same as you :) He works hard in the classroom (as do all Mercy students) and on the field (he trains in the off season with the iDareU Group, along with Shaq Wiggins of UGA, Rashard Fant of Indiana, Taurean Ferguson of Vandy, DeAngelo Yancy of Purdue, and a bunch of others). Thanks again for the complements. MPC has a great future, including the next two weeks or so!

STC

TheRealMt

November 27th, 2013
1:02 pm

Yeah, that is a bad call. I think we’ve all been guilty on blaming loses on bad calls especially in close games (MPC vs Landmark anyone?). Blaming the outcome on the officials is easy. My thought on that subject is much like yours…..Don’t let the game get so close that a bad call can make the difference. If some college isn’t looking at your kid for football, track, etc. then they are missing out no matter his size. We’ve got some speedy kids and I remember him running down one of our fastest after over pursuing a play in the first game of the year. Very, very fast.

OLM CheerDad

November 27th, 2013
1:29 pm

@stc
Wow….I was wondering what happened on that play.
I saw the flag, then the ball going off the leg of the motion man. I watched as Mount Paran players swarmed after the fumble and OLM players watched. The call of illegal procedure is the missing part for me. As I said on the first blog, the officials had way too much to say in the game.
Also thanks for the blog. I enjoy it very much!
Happy Thanksgiving to all!

S. Thomas Coleman

November 27th, 2013
2:23 pm

TheRealMt:

Thanks, but unfortunately, football is still considered a big man’s game. His good buddy Chris Williams (also an iDareU Group athlete) at Sandy Creek is the best 3-technique DT in Georgia. But at 6-2, 270, UGA told him he was too short and too small, so he’s committed to Ole Miss. Christian’s getting some looks from some schools for football, and UGA and some other big boys are interested in him for track (he’s the defending 200m and long jump state champ, runner up in the 100m), so we’ll see. Thanks again for speaking so highly of him!

STC

S. Thomas Coleman

November 27th, 2013
2:29 pm

OLM CheerDad:

Yeah, but like I said, that’s football. Don’t let the refs cost you a game, especially when you’re in high school where the refs are for the most part poorly trained, poorly compensated and rarely know the rules to the degree that they should. It’s the nature of the beast when you have so many high school games to cover every Friday night. It’s nearly impossible to find quality officiating crews at every game, or even at half the games. NFL and FBS/FCS refs blow calls every weekend, and they are compensated quite well for their time, so it is what it is.

Thanks to you the other OLM cheer parents and your daughters for your efforts all season! It’s got to be tough trying to keep a crowd hyped at a school still trying to build a football program, and doing so without the assistance of a band! Hats off to those young ladies!

STC

Swamp Lizard

November 27th, 2013
3:21 pm

@ STC & Others …. it is funny how we all agree that the Refs were quick with the flags and still missing calls. If I’m not mistaken, I thought the GHSA put together the best crews for the playoffs. It’s almost like they want to make it “their” show instead of the boys on the field. The ELCA / Athens Christian game was about the same …. they were throwing flags ( against BOTH teams ) like they were throwing candy off a float at a Thanksgiving Day parade.

Tiger Patpaw

November 27th, 2013
7:08 pm

@ STC
I found your blog a few years ago and followed without commenting for a long time. I’ve learned a lot from following your work and that of those who share their thoughts and information here. First, I found that you better do your homework if you’re going to offer anything of substance. Second, Class A is top shelf. The proceedings here, the venues, the players, the numbers struggles, the coaches and the fans are all self-evident of the positive passion this level embodies. I have looked at other blogs, even Class A related other than this, and they don’t generate similar quality.

As for enhancing the opportunities of an under-sized two sport exceptional athlete, we feel ya. Ours adds lacrosse to the mix. Here’s hoping #2 can lead the way for #4 and so many others competing in GHSA Class A.

Best of all things to you and yours. Blessed Holidays.

Tiger Patpaw

November 27th, 2013
7:29 pm

Re: Yellow Hand Zebras
I thought it was me until I started seeing all the comments here throughout the years. I’ve heard our stands make comments that made me think “sour grapes”, but I’ve seen calls I can’t justify to Tiger Memaw or anyone else even after watching video. I tend to explain it off as the rules change year to year since I have about fifty years of football behind me. But now I wonder do Class A sports get the leftovers?

S. Thomas Coleman

November 28th, 2013
12:05 am

Swamp:

I’m not sure how the GHSA goes about doling out the playoff assignments for refs. I’ll pose the question to Steve Figueroa of the GHSA next week.

STC

S. Thomas Coleman

November 28th, 2013
12:10 am

Tiger Patpaw:

Thanks for joining us here at the Class A Blog. There is good debate and a smidgen of trash talk, but for the most part every participant comes with an opinion that’s at least well thought out, and are able to articulate it well. You guys make this blog the best in the ajc.com sports section, in my humble opinion.

And thanks for the well wishes for “#2″ and good luck to “#4″ Friday night!

STC

S. Thomas Coleman

November 28th, 2013
12:11 am

Tiger Patpaw:

As I said to Swamp, I’ll ask Steve Figueroa about this on Monday.

STC

Tiger Patpaw

November 28th, 2013
8:27 am

Private bracket:
There are two “MY DREAM SCENARIO (rev. 3)” picks: Tigers, Patriots
One “Because Tiger Memaw doesn’t want to ride to the other place” pick: Wolverines
And one tough “pick ‘em”: Eagles
MPC over AHS: Stats say otherwise, tested Eagles’ first taste leads to second flight
PAC over CDS: Management pick, won’t lose vs Savannah area team again
Mt. Pisgah over HIES: GA-400 SLOBBERKNOCKER, Pats are in my dreams

Swamp Lizard

November 28th, 2013
8:48 am

@ Tiger Patpaw … going to give the SWAMPS PICKS later on this evening …. I’m being pulled toward a few lower seeds this week ( upsets ) …… just hoping it isn’t YOUR “upset”. ;)

@ ALL CLASS A FANS ….. I know we all have our problems and issues we deal with on a daily basis ( our jobs, bills, illness, etc … ) …. BUT …… “Slow Down” and really think about what we have to be thankful for. Have a Blessed Thanksgiving today !!!

Swamp Lizard

November 28th, 2013
5:17 pm

Time to go on record and make some picks !! Wish all the players the best and to be safe.

1/4 FINAL PUBLIC PICKS

#9 ( 7-4 ) Charlton Co at #1 ( 11-0 ) Seminole Co … I’ve been going over and over this game. One side of me feels like Charlton can pull off the upset … and then there was Seminole Co not playing well last week against a 4-6 Wilkinson Co team …. OK …. SEMINOLE CO gets it together at home and takes care of business!

#5 ( 10-1 ) Johnson Co at #4 ( 9-1-1 ) Irwin Co …. Two very fine football teams! JoCo beat the defending Public Champs ( ECI ) TWICE this year and that’s to put on the resume, but just how good was ECI? Irwin Co plays in the tough Region 2 and showed they can play with anyone ….. I’m going with IRWIN CO in this one.

#6 ( 8-3 ) Hawkinsville at #3 ( 8-3 ) Clinch Co …. Hawkinsville had a nice 17-12 opening round win against Mitchell Co last week, but not only do I think Clinch Co wins this one, they win it ALL … cant pick against the team I think wins the Public Championship so CLINCH CO rolls in this too.

#10 ( 8-3 ) Dooly Co at #2 ( 10-1 ) Marion Co … Two fellow Region 4 foes will go at it one more this year. Earlier this year Marion came away with a 27-25 win, but come playoff time it seems like Dooly Co turns into sharks in bloody waters …. here my friends is your ” upset special ” !! ….. #10 DOOLY CO continues their playoff march.

Swamp Lizard

November 28th, 2013
5:59 pm

1/4 FINAL PRIVATE PICKS

#8 ( 9-2 ) Darlington at #1 ( 10-0 ) ELCA …. The Darlington Tigers are going to line it up ( & sneak a pass or two in ) and run it at the ELCA “D” in every direction you can think possible. The big question is this … will it work against the best defense in Class A? Most teams losing their All State QB would cumble and falter this time of year, but ELCA isn’t most teams, they have plenty of “playmakers” to overcome and keep marching on. ELCA wins !!

#5 ( 10-1 ) Prince Ave Christian at # 4 ( 9-2 ) Calvary Day … Calvary Day has one of the better offenses in all of Class A … a very “talented” team that can throw it with the best of them. Prince Ave isn’t bad at putting up points either, leading all of Class A at 44.0 points per game as they prefer the ground game. There are two big differences in this game though …. Defense ( that Prince Ave has ) and a Coach ( Jeff Herron ) on the Prince sidelines that has had his share of “Big” games. PRINCE AVE moves on.

#6 ( 9-2 ) Mt Paran at #3 ( 11-0 ) Aquinas … Two very “solid” teams … Mt Paran having beat 5 playoff teams this year and Aquinas, well, winnning them all. The “verdict” is still out on Aquinas and just how good they really are after playing one of the weakest schedules in Class A . Week in and week out Mt Paran has seen good teams …. I think this is the week we find out a lot about Aquinas. I have my doubts about how good that 11-0 record is and I’m going on record and taking MT PARAN in a hard fought game.

#10 ( 7-4 ) Holy Innocents at #2 ( 11-0 ) Mt Pisgah … What an impressive season Mt Pisgah has had up to this point … 11-0, Region 6 Champs, and taking care of business one week at a time. Now here comes Holy Innocents …. a very “blah” looking 7-4 record, a team flying under the radar … a team no one is talking about. Make no mistake, this team is a lot better than that 7-4 record and the #10’s ( Dooly Co & Holy Inncents ) keep rolling !! Yes, I am going on the books and taking #10 over #2 ….. upset special HOLY INNOCENTS !!!

Willie62

November 29th, 2013
6:06 am

Swamp I hope that you and your family had a wonderful Thanksgiving. However, you said it yourself in an earlier blog “call me a homer” and thats exactly what you are. I am surprised that you don’t have OLM and Landmark advancing tonight.

Tiger Patpaw

November 29th, 2013
6:19 am

@ ELCA Fans
Saw a stat at a rather unreliable source (MaxPreps) that I’m trying to confirm. The stat is that the Chargers average 25.0 points in the 4th quarter. Is this factual? If so, is this due to depth, opponent wear down, “mop up” or what?

Tiger Patpaw

November 29th, 2013
6:47 am

@ Swamp Lizard
My PRIVATE BRACKET picks are more about travel and heart over head. Wishin’ vs Watchin’. Not the proper criteria, but there it is.
Your evaluation of the eight contests looks to be spot on. I can only hope a few words (”keep marching on. ELCA wins”) were a typo.

Tiger Patpaw

November 29th, 2013
6:55 am

@ Swamp Lizard
Here’s hoping Swamp Son and the other Chargers have a good game tonight.
FYI: Girlfriend of #4 may join the four of us at exit 224. Table for 9.?!

nourstuff

November 29th, 2013
10:09 am

@Swamp, I like your picks/rationale except I’ll go with Charlton. They beat a solid Commerce team and have added an impact RB in time to help with their playoff run.

Swamp Lizard

November 29th, 2013
10:32 am

@ wille62 ….. hope you and your family had a blessed Thanksgiving too. I knew I was going to catch it over that pick, but I really think Holy Innocents will pull it off …. we’ll see.

Eagles1

November 29th, 2013
10:40 am

Smack talk is over Aquinas. We are headed your way, I watched our practice yesterday and I hope you guys are ready. I think you will be surprised, this will not be the cake walk you guys are used to and hoping for. Can’t wait for the lights! Go Eagles! GATA!

Willie62

November 29th, 2013
10:45 am

Swamp you are still the man, nobody else on this blog adds as much as you do. However, I am going to differ with you on HIE over Pisgah. HIE is no question a quality oppenent however, they did not beat Landmark last week as much as Landmark beat themselves. Stupid penalties, turning the ball over at crucial times (granted a VERY young team) and questionable play calling.

Pisgah QB has a 29/4 touchdown to interception ratio, much better athletes at the skill positions and finally HIE run the Wishbone????? This is the 21st millenium not Ole Miss. circa 1972. They rely on a power game which is fine, so does Mt. Paran. Pisgah beat Paran whose two backs were much much better than HIE fields.

If the HIE offense is facing 2nd. and long most of the game and they have to rely on the HIE QB to throw they are in for a long game. No question it will be a tough game for both teams as it should be going into the quarterfinals, however I believe Pisgah prevails 31-17 and faces Aquinas in the semi’s. Six hours on a bus is a long time on game day and they certainly did not leave last night. Close game but Aquinas prevails, look for 500 yards rushing between the two of these two teams.

Will talk tomorrow, best of luck to you tonight.

Willie62

Swamp Lizard

November 29th, 2013
10:53 am

@ Tiger Patpaw …. on the stats that ELCA has averaged 25 points a game in the 4th qtr …. NO WAY! ….. Not being arrogant, but most games have been played with a running clock in the 2nd half. I’m not sure ELCA has scored 25 points in any one game in the 2nd half. Look forward to meeting the family …. got us a big table !!

Swamp Lizard

November 29th, 2013
10:58 am

@ nourstuff ….. On Charlton Co / Seminole game ….. I would not be shocked at all if Charlton pulls it off … good pick !!

Swamp Lizard

November 29th, 2013
10:59 am

@ Eagles1 …. good luck tonight and safe travels on the road.

Swamp Lizard

November 29th, 2013
11:14 am

@ willie62 …. you bring up some very valid points, but this is High School football …. and the wishbone still works ( Ga Southern over Florida ). ;) You are right that HI doesn’t need to be in 3rd & long situations all night, but if they can control the ball on offense and play some good “D” they will be right there til the end with Mt Pisgah. This is just me, but one reason I love high school football is that “old school” football ( pounding it on offense and playing nasty defense ) still works against that spread it out “flash” and “pass”.

arubadave

November 29th, 2013
11:28 am

@ Tiger Patpaw…to follow up on Swampy’s comment, I not sure ELCA has scored 25 points total in the 4th quarter all year!

Willie62

November 29th, 2013
11:37 am

Swamp you are the still the man that makes this blog go. Talk with you late tonite or tomorrow.

Good luck!

P.S. I am guessing you are GA Southern boy????? LMAO

Willie62

Eagles1

November 29th, 2013
11:51 am

Swamp, good luck to you and ELCA! We hope to see you in the dome.

Tiger Patpaw

November 29th, 2013
4:45 pm

Thanks for the 4th quarter feedback. You can always rely on the GHSA partner.