North Gwinnett 35, Hillgrove 31

Hayden Sphire threw a 10-yard touchdown pass to Daniel Imatorbhebhe with 1:13 remaining, and top-ranked North Gwinnett withstood a last-second Hillgrove drive to preserve a 35-31 victory in the Class AAAAAA quarterfinals Friday at Hillgrove.

Eighth-ranked Hillgrove (11-2) played the second half without quarterback Elijah Ironside, who sustained a concussion midway through the second quarter when he was hit throwing a touchdown pass to Justin Denton that tied the game 14-14. It was Ironside’s 40th TD pass of the season.

Running back Richardre Bagley, taking the snaps in the Wildcat formation in the second half, led Hillgrove on three consecutive scoring drives, capped by a 34-yard field goal by Andrew Vaughn that gave the Hawks a 31-21 lead with 11:17 to play in the game.

But North Gwinnett (12-1) scored on each of its next two possessions to reclaim the lead. C.J. Leggett scored his fourth touchdown of the night on an 8-yard run with 7:49 to play to cut the lead to 31-28.

Hillgrove drove to the North Gwinnett 43 on its next possession, but Bagley fumbled attempting to pass on third-and-19, and North Gwinnett recovered at the Hillgrove 33.

The Bulldogs needed eight plays from there to score the winning touchdown.

But Hillgrove wasn’t done. The Hawks took possession at their 19 with 1:13 remaining and drove all the way to the North Gwinnett 25, where they had the ball first-and-10 with 25.6 seconds remaining;. However, sophomore John Devine, who led Hillgrove on its final possession, threw three incompletions and was intercepted by Caleb Scott in the end zone as time expired.

The victory puts North Gwinnett in the semifinals for the first time since 2007, when it lost to Lowndes 34-6 in the Class AAAAA championship game. Hillgrove matched the best season in the program’s eight-year history, finishing with 11 victories and reaching the quarterfinals for the first time since 2010 and second time overall.

Leggett finished with 152 yards on 39 carries and had touchdown runs on 1, 1, 4 and 8 yards. He had 108 yards and three of his scores in the first half as North Gwinnett dominated time of possession and took a 21-14 lead.

Bagley finished with 27 carries for 168 yards, about half of which came out of the Wildcat in the second half, and scored three touchdowns.

North Gwinnett – 7-14-0-14 – 35

Hillgrove – 7-7-14-3– 31

H – Richardre Bagley 23 run (Andrew Gaughn kick)\

N – C.J. Leggett 1 run (Michael D’Angelo kick)

N – Leggett 1 run (D’Angelo kick)

H – Justin Denton 22 pass from Elijah Ironside (Gaughn kick)

N – Leggett 4 run (D’Angelo kick)

H – Bagley 35 run (Vaughn kick)

H – Bagley 12 run (Vaughn kick)

N – Leggett 4 run (D’Angelo kick)

N – Daniel Imatorbhebhe 10 pass from Hayden Sphire (D’Angelo kick)

51 comments Add your comment

HSFootballFan

November 29th, 2013
11:23 pm

This game was won by North Gwinnett and the refs! Worst officiating I’ve ever seen! The article above doesn’t say Ironside left the game after the third late hit that wasn’t called.

WolfDawg

November 29th, 2013
11:36 pm

Congratulations to the Bulldogs of North!!

Sounds like a great game & you pulled it out on the road!! Congrats to Coach Sphire & the Dawg Nation!!

Grove town

November 29th, 2013
11:40 pm

All I can say North Gwinnett is one lucky team. Best team didn’t win

hawk

November 29th, 2013
11:41 pm

NG will call there style of play aggressive–there is a big difference between cheap shots and aggressive play however NG will say oh no aggressive play all game long.

HSFootballFan

November 29th, 2013
11:43 pm

@Grove town ~ Luck didn’t win the game for NG…The refs did!

NGSM

November 29th, 2013
11:49 pm

Sour fans. Don’t blame anyone for the loss your team received. NG played better football. Injuries happen, and refs calls will always be argued by losers at the end. Typical excuses. As for NG’s play style – it absolutely is aggressive. NG is a classy school & team, there are never raw intentions with questionable plays/hits. Get over it. You lost. Good game, now go home.

Rubin Hood

November 30th, 2013
12:00 am

I believe both the penalty yardage and the number of calls favored Hillgrove. Check the box score and come up with some other excuse for the loss. How about blaming your coach going for a fourth and long and getting stuffed for a loss at midfield. Maybe he has some answers for that one too

NGHS 09

November 30th, 2013
12:04 am

GET OVER IT Hillgrove fans. You’re OC lost you the game, not the refs. The wildcat formation was shredding NG’s defense in the second half and he didn’t call a single play from the wildcat on the last drive. Yal had 2 TOs and a minute to use.

You say NG is lucky, but yal scored 2 TDs after NG GAVE YOU the 1st downs. In the 2nd qet, NG had yal stopped on 4 & 8 but we ran into your punter. In the 3rd quarter, our DB clearly grabbed your WR and got flagged for it on a 3rd down. Yal scored TDs on the following plays after those two penalties. ALSO, the “catch and fumble” on yals last drive was NOT a catch. Go look at the replay. The ref had his arms crossed like he was going to rule no catch, but immediately signaled a catch once the ball rolled out of bounds. And then our DB was flagged for a pass interference on a pass that couldn’t have been defended any better. It was perfect coverage. It’s hilarious that some of yal think NG was the “lucky” ones LOL. Hillgrove is a great team and they played a hell of a game.

HSFootballFan

November 30th, 2013
12:09 am

NG Fans…You can keep those blinders on if you want but, the better team did not win. NG plays dirty and there should have been MANY more flags thrown against NG.

Suwanee 0wns

November 30th, 2013
12:12 am

That was definitely bad luck your WR could not catch the ball that hit him in the helmet in the end zone. Hard to get any worse luck than having a receiver who is wide open in the end zone miss the ball because it hits him in the helmet.

If the officiating is really that bad, then I highly recommend you study the rules, take the test, and become a better official that the ones on the field. Some of the best officials come from the ranks of parents who think they can do a better job.

The link for officials organizations with contact information is on the website http://www.ghsa.net Really, please sign up and do a better job.

Suwanee 0wns

November 30th, 2013
12:22 am

NG is tired of losing games to teams that play harder. They are tired of getting their QB hammered in game after game. They are tired of losing to teams with a better strategy. They are tired of losing to teams whose players play longer or are in better shape.

NG players give 100% until the whitle stops them. NG will make the strategic adjustments to handle what is thrown at them. You can tell if it is a penalty or not because the refs tell you.

In 2013 NG has beaten: Camden, Norcross, Mill Creek, Peachtree Ridge, Milton, Archer, and Hillgrove. It isn’t just luck, and it isn’t the refs.

UncleIndian

November 30th, 2013
12:26 am

@HSFootballFan Sorry Hillgrove, wish you could be in final 4 w/us!!! Refs tried to take our game away from us also, but Taj saved us w/an INCREDIBLE punt return!!! And I also thought coach was gonna kick field goal and was SHOCKED they didn’t!!! We’ll take it!! GO INDIANS!!!

NG17

November 30th, 2013
12:42 am

Thanks Hillgrove and the Indians for taking out 2 teams we didn’t want to play again this year..I like our chances more now

Marietta fan

November 30th, 2013
12:57 am

Interesting that Hillgrove is complaining about the officiating when the were the benefit of several bad calls against Marietta. Ultimately you have to overcome bad calls to win a game. Congrats to Hillgrove, y’all made it farther than I thought and had a chance to make it a Hillgrove Mceachern rematch. That would’ve been fun to see, especially since no one respects our region

westcobb5

November 30th, 2013
12:59 am

Disappointed for the Hawks, but a great year nontheless. Was hoping for a rematch.

OMacG

November 30th, 2013
1:01 am

@NG17- almost the entire state and ALL of Region 7/Gwinnett folks liked Collins Hill’s chances, too…but then we decided to come on up anyway. And play the game. We gonna play next week, too.

IndianPride

November 30th, 2013
1:13 am

@Hillgrove I hope Ironside is ok, like others I was hoping for an all Cobb County Final. Y’all had a great season and I am so proud to call you our brothers from up the street!

NG17

November 30th, 2013
1:20 am

Mac has a great team and special player in Ty Griffin.Its anyone’s game from here with all teams left top contenders. Region 4 has proven Cobb playing good football this year.

Suwanee 0wns

November 30th, 2013
1:26 am

It seems fitting that Regions 1, 4, and 7 remain in AAAAAA. There are some teams in those regions, and these teams have absolutely earned the right to go for the brass ring in 2013.

There is still some fantastic football yet to be played in Georgia, and some awesome teams that came up a little short. This has been a treat for fans to watch the youngs athletes submit outstanding performances for teams that are remaining and for teams that have been eliminated.

Any one of the remaining teams could win it all, and nobody will get there without more stellar performances and exciting games. Thank you so much to the kids who have gone above and beyond to make Friday night so much fun in Georgia.

Suwanee 0wns

November 30th, 2013
1:27 am

Sentence 2 – “great” teams.

OMacG

November 30th, 2013
2:07 am

@Suwanee 0wns: any brazen predictions for next week’s game? You didn’t do too well picking this week’s. I think we kept it within a field goal:

“@McEachern fans. You guys have a fantastic team. You just got a bad draw in the playoffs. If you can keep it within a field goal … naw, it won’t matter. Welcome to Suwanee.”

Hawkfan

November 30th, 2013
2:52 am

I agree that NG plays to the whistle and plays very hard. These two teams fought a hard game and I witnessed as many questionable hits and such from us (Hillgrove) as much as NG. Tough break for Bagley with the fumble..he was trying to make something happen and needed to just go down. Kid has HUGE heart.

I thought the same thing on the final drive. After the back-up QB completed the long pass, we still had a minute and 2 timeouts. Not once did we go for short passes or run the wildcat…everything was a bomb to the end zone. Questionable play calling for sure, but a great game and a great season. Congrats to NG on a great win and congrats to Hillgrove on a great season. Very proud of our team, band, fans, and community.

Suwanee 0wns

November 30th, 2013
3:18 am

I think these are pretty even games coming up that could go either way. I was surprised Collins Hill got so far behind, and surprised they came back. Even more surprised they did not kick the field goal. But I got that game completely wrong both in its progress and its eventual outcome. Good job McEachern!

Absolutely unpredictable games at this point. However, I do think the games will be fun to watch. And I am pretty sure the next State Champion will come from either Regions 1, 4, or 7. I don’t even want to predict the coin toss to see who gets the home game. It will be interesting to see if any Hillgrove fans show upat McEachern if the game is there, or how many CH folks show up at NG if the game is there.

Either of the Suwanee v Powder Springs games could have gone the other way with just minor differences. It took some great plays to make the games that close. You just can’t get much closer than that. The teams that were eliminated had good seasons, and the eliminated players should be proud of their entire seasons in each case. Those were all tough losses but they represented their schools well. Collins Hill seemed to be playing error free football recently, but apparently that is hard to sustain through several games.

These are very strong teams remaining. Very balanced offenses. Strong defenses. I am more than happy to just watch and see how they turn out.

Grove town

November 30th, 2013
7:05 am

Your right the best team won…QB hurt 2nd Q punt returner,muffs kick, coach goes on 4th at mid field, coach throws on 2nd and 3rd down with clock ticking on the 40 yard line to have his RB fumble on the opposite 35.. Takes NG 3 min from there to score on 3rd dn. WR misses a perfect throw in Endzone to win for hillgrove then coach takes 2 time outs home with him….Best team won …yea right

Football life

November 30th, 2013
7:07 am

No way Hillgrove should have lost that game up by 10 in 4th.

Username

November 30th, 2013
7:30 am

Folks – I did not see any dirty play at all. What I did notice is typical NG football ‘they play fast and aggressive to the whistle’.
The coaches didn’t lose it – last I checked, coaches aren’t allowed on the field of play.
This was a really good football game played by both teams.
I have never seen Hillgrove play before, ya’ll got some serious game. Maxpreps has Bagley listed at 5′9″, I say no way, that young man is more like 5′7″ and I would love to have him on my team!
In the end, NG won as expected – there is just too much talent and depth at NG.
And as I have been saying all year, there defining moment will be inside the dome!

Trojan2017

November 30th, 2013
8:50 am

@Grove town: I’m a Cobb guy, and I was cheering for you guys to win last night, but your last comment kind of makes the point that the best team did win. If your coaching is that bad, you have players dropping TD passes, you’re fumbling, and you’re giving up quick TDs……. that sounds like a team problem. Either way, you guys had a great season that any team in the state would be proud of. Hope to see you guys on the track, at 7-on-7’s, and then on the field net season. Hats off….

hawk

November 30th, 2013
9:09 am

again the biggest bully on the block won not the best over all again

Sportsnut

November 30th, 2013
9:34 am

Why is it that when a team is playing lights out defense that the opposing team fans feel there was dirty play? If you have a problem with the hard hitting, play till the whistle blows D, go watch the church league play.

Congrats to the winners and good season to those that lost. You did not make it to this point without having a decent team. Be proud of your guy’s and give credit where it is due.

Flyer

November 30th, 2013
9:44 am

@HSFootballFan– Go back and take a look at the play in which you say was a late hit on your QB (I Did). The officials had it absolutely correct. The QB was hit in the midsection (not low or high) as he released the ball. He threw a great pass for a TD and apparently was hurt on the play. Nothing dirty or illegal! Football is still a game where you tackle the man with the BALL! And because it is injuries happen. I feel bad for any kid that gets injured, but injuries are part of the game. You should really be talking to your coach about totally ignoring #23 Bagley on Hillgrove’s last drive. We couln’t stop him and yet he ever sniffed the ball with the game on the line.

wolfbait67

November 30th, 2013
10:02 am

NGHS: thanks for taking some heat off ur neighbors with all the whinners around…what a road tested team U guys are..keep it up One more week so we can watch each other in the dome…NGHS is the Real Deal…

ngdogdad

November 30th, 2013
10:02 am

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Gwinnett Fan

November 30th, 2013
10:15 am

Sportsnut as the voice of reason. Now that is a change. But a welcome perspective.

Congratulations to all teams. Football is a tough sport to win a state championship. It takes a a good team and a little luck.

It has been an enjoyable season so far, let’s enjoy the rest of the playoffs.

ngdogdad

November 30th, 2013
10:23 am

Hillgrove, You have a great team, no doubt! That running back is the fastest kid we have seen since DeAnthony Thomas came here a couple years ago. I hate that the refs are always blamed when a team loses. We had several games this year too where there were questionable calls and this game was one of them as well. Sphire took a clear late it in the third that wasnt called, defensive back holding in the fourth that wasnt called.either, center moving on before every snap. I have worked hand in ahnd with Norths’ coaching staff for the entire time they have been here and they simply teach players to play all out and until the play is over. Your defense played the same way tonight but you are too obsessed with blaming the refs to give your kids the credit they deserve!!! They played hard as did we. Sphire and his staff are a class act and I guarantee you would love to have them there coaching your team. They play football the way it should be played! Fast, discplined, tenacity and wide open. Its not dirty, trust me. Its football the way the game should be played! I am a coach as well in our youth program and despise people who do play this great game dirty and I can personally put all questions to rest and this entire community can tell you that Norths’ coaching staff is a very classy, respectable coaching staff. Hillgrove and Archer can say what you want. Rich, spoiled white boys is what I keep hearing. Stop that crap! The past 8 seasons speak for themselves and WELCOME TO WHAT REGION 7 HAS TO OFFER WEEK IN AND WEEK OUT. Not saying region 7 is the best in the state but it is one of the toughest, beat down regions in the state, no question. Look at the final eight teams!! Three from region 7 and all teams are battle tested week in and week out for the most part and know how to play in physical games (it is a physical game, right?). I for one will tewll the Hillgrove players congratulations, Your a very good ball team. The one I feel extremely sorry for is the receiver who was wide open in the end zone that had the ball bounce off his helmet. That kid has my simpathy!!

#HHAwksFan

November 30th, 2013
11:55 am

I am actually very surprised to read some of the comments from “supposedly” Hillgrove Fans. The kids played a great game and I hate to see all the negativity and complaining about the officiating and play calling. Our defense played well, but appeared to be gassed in the 4th quarter. NG has a good football team. We had our chances to win the game, we just didn’t make the plays when we had the opportunities. I think we lost the game in the 1st quarter when we only scored once when we were inside NG’s territory. Congrats to Mceachern. We both showed that we do have talent in West Cobb, and we play great football.

only a matter of time

November 30th, 2013
1:00 pm

Great game all around. It had everything. I don’t think NG was dirty. I believe it was us that received a personal foul late that helped shorten the field for NG. It’s a different style of play obviously in Region 8 in the 4th qtr and we didn’t have enough “dog” in us to finish. As for the refs, they blew the tipped catch but made up for it later on with a pass interference call. To be honest no one really expected this Hawk squad to make this kind of run. This not the most talented Hawk team but they play together and they made plays when needed. No one can be disappointed at the effort the kids and the coaches gave last night and all year. NG is ok, nothing spectacular or scary. Good luck against those Indians as you now have take on the other half of Powder Springs.

Tom Schueller

November 30th, 2013
1:17 pm

North had more penalties and penalty yards than Hillgrove, refs didn’t win them the game. The loser will always argue the calls in the end. The better team won and you can make all the excuses you want about that. North plays very aggressive, as does the rest of Region 7, so non-Region 7 teams see them as dirty when really they just play at a different level than the rest.

Film

November 30th, 2013
4:25 pm

NG top notch team and coaching staff??? Really?? Then our views of top notch must be different. Watch the film…a top notch team/coaching staff does not teach their boys to “accidentally” kick the ball a little further up field when NG had to punt, while the other NG boys on the field make aa
Wall to block the refs view. A top notch team does not grope the other teams crotch when getting up. A top notch team does not yank helmets of…and no that was not an accident….really watch the film. Or make late hit or stomp a player while he was down . If that is a top notch team, then I thank God that my team is not top notch, but classy team who plays with all heart!

Seriously

November 30th, 2013
4:49 pm

@film – The coaches at NG do not teach their players to kick the ball after a punt, or play dirty. Why do you think a flag was thrown, plus the player was berated on the sideline by the special team’s coach? Hillgrove has a great team that had a great season. This past Friday had teams across the board that could have won their games. Unfortunately, only one team could win each game. Be proud of Hillgrove and stop trying to make excuses.

Confused NG Dad

November 30th, 2013
5:41 pm

I’m thoroughly confused by these comments from “Hillgrove fans” as well as the comments Archer fans made last week. “Dirty”? Why do pros and college teams track QB hits, hurries, pressure, and sacks? Because you are supposed to play until the whistle blows. If dirty means you should never be aggressive and hit, then you must not watch the NFL and maybe you should take up fencing or tennis. These boys get earfuls every week about how dirty, or spoiled, or “lucky” they are. And all this babble from parents, students, and “fans” just waters down the efforts these kids make on both sides of the coin. Hillgrove had a great game. Archer did too. If Archer won last week, the comments would be SO different. The same would be true for Hillgrove. We are talking about SECONDS to determine the winner. It could have gone either way, but instead everyone insists on bad-mouthing the winners. Shameful. Lucky…maybe, dirty, no way. If you won, this discussion wouldn’t be taking place. And why don’t you follow the hateful comments against NG on Twitter…as parents and people who are supposed to be guiding character, we are dropping the ball. When all of you bad mouth NG, you are talking about our children. When Archer parents line up outside of the locker room and yell racial slurs at my son’s team, they are bad mouthing our children. Grow up. Seriously.

only a matter of time

November 30th, 2013
6:34 pm

I said earlier, I don’t think NG is a dirty team but it’s a different style of play than Region 4 trams have seen. Last night was a street fight. Our boys aren’t used to that style of play and judging from the comments on here neither are our fans. Probably the same “fans” that left early when we still had another 4 downs and a shot to pull the game out. The kids are playing their butts off and you head for the parking lot??

Confused NG Dad

November 30th, 2013
7:54 pm

Only a matter of time- NG goes head-to-head every year at D-camp with McEachern and it is always a battle. Some teams are used to it I guess. Stephenson and Lovejoy are two other teams that bring it also. All comments aside, Hillgrove showed a lot of heart and they were for real. My son said Hillgrove was going to be good at the beginning of the season, and he said he hoped they played them. Sounds like an athlete having respect for a good program, but a lot of people have the opinion that NG is dirty, classless, or looking for easy wins. Not true. And thanks for a reasonable comment. You guys had a heck of a season, and yes, Hillgrove was for real.

NGHS 09

December 1st, 2013
3:08 am

For good measure…Go back and watch the play in the 2nd qrt @ 9min & 36sec. It was a face mask penalty on Hillgrove. Watch the defenders hand during the tackle and after the tackle. I guess the refs “blew” that call too right? That crap is the exact reason why #7 C.J. Leggett has to wear a visor in his helmet. He doesn’t retaliate with extra-curricular nonsense though…he just runs over people on the following plays.

NGHS 09

December 1st, 2013
3:24 am

@ Film… Those are some big allegations that you are throwing around. It’s so amazing how each time NG has success in the playoffs (doesn’t matter what year), the opposition cries blasphemy! We must have cheated, or only one because of transfers, or our coaches teach our players to cheat and deliberately hurt the other team, etc ETC ETC ETC ETC ETC ETC ETC. I saw NG’s #75, #58, #95, #15, #etc either helping Hillgrove players to their feet or at least extending their arm as a gesture of help. I saw that from the first snap of the game. Mid-way through the 2nd qrt I began to see Hillgrove players doing the same thing! Imagine that!! :) The live stream must have been edited or tampered with or something because “NG players and coaches are ruthless thugs” remember?

@Sportsnut…Although some of my accusations towards LJ were correct, I totally see your side of the argument now LOL. I was just under the impression that playing to the whistle was only justified if the losing team shakes hands with the victor after the game LOL. Archer didn’t do it, but Hillgrove certainly did. It’s a shame that some of their “fans” can’t hide their hatred for NG a little bit better. I hear that the church league has a few more roster spots to fill! I’m game if you’re up to it ;) .

NGHS 09

December 1st, 2013
3:44 am

@ only a matter of time… “NG is ok, nothing spectacular or scary.” It’s funny you say that because our QB hasn’t been at full capacity since before his injury against Collins Hill a month and a half ago. It’s also funny because there is a sign in the NG field house locker room above DE #95 Dante Sawyer’s locker that reads very similarly. The quote is an excerpt from a twitter conversation after the Collins Hill game. It reads something like this…

“NG got punked tonight and we showed the state they just pretenders! We hurt their QB and then they folded like the wanna-bees they are LOL. They lucky we didn’t hurt more of those p*$$y a@$ b@tche$”

IDK if the tweet was directly from a Collins Hill person or what, but it ticked Dante off and he’s been taking it out on the opposing team’s offense every playoff game so far. He’s a well-mannered and mostly quiet young man that does he talking on the field.

IDK about you, but if I read that after a loss I would have a collection of those “motivational” quotes taped to my locker. We used to tape comments from Norcross players to our lockers in 07 and 08. When we were down 19-0 at half-time in 08, we pulled those comments out during our defensive meeting. Norcross didn’t score another point, but our offense dropped 33 on them. Words are more powerful than people realize, and especially when you’re dealing with 15-18 year old adolescents.

Button Gwinnett

December 1st, 2013
5:07 pm

Not surprised to see the Hillgrove fans take on the dirty play of North Gwinnett. So proud of the way the NG player speared an Archer player without a helmet. Now that is what I call playing to the final whistle. Or a NG player dragging another player out of the pile by the facemask. These are just two examples of many. Again just aggressive play. Or NG coaches cursing opponents players. You are what you are. Just don’t expect any respect.

BulldogsStillBite

December 1st, 2013
7:35 pm

Tsk, tsk….Archer had their chance – they’ll have it again NEXT YEAR…at this stage of the game your team is going to experience some physical football. I’m done talking about Archer; you guys have a quality program and were indeed a tough out. What good is respect on this blog….zero. Three years ago, NG was in Archer’s shoes, undefeated hosting a #3 seed from R8. NG was feeling like hot stuff and entitled; got smacked in the mouth and ended up with a L. There was NO whining about dirty play – the blog consensus was NG was inflated and overhyped. They were beaten by a better team on that night. Now, fast forward three years – when it mattered, NG was better than Archer..that is why they are still in and you guys are out. This is so two Fridays ago…..As for Archer players abusing officials, a teachable moment I suppose. I’m sure you were BEAMING over that one. Good grief, move on…..we are talking about the semis now, not the second round….

Button Gwinnett

December 1st, 2013
11:19 pm

Brookwood plays physical football and plays to the whistle for the full game. They have been known to have a little home cooking from the officials but they only garner respect from how hard they play. Your cheap shot team should take a lesson from them. However it seems your bunch takes pride in being thuggish. As Furman Bisher would say…. Selah.

only a matter of time

December 2nd, 2013
9:04 am

@NGHS09…I stand by what I said. NG is a good solid team, but nothing stands out about the team that keeps people awake the night before playing you guys. You survived against us and now you move on. That’s the name of the game. Good luck, may you guys stay healthy and bring the ’ship home.

AAA commisioner

December 2nd, 2013
10:36 am

When NG plays Hillgrove again this season in basketball we will ask NG to please bring Hi C Fruit Punch and little sugar cookies that both teams can share prior to the game. Maybe Hillgrove can bring the paper cups and napkins. Ahhh wouldnt that be cute.

When they play Archer in Football again maybe they can do the same but include the cheerleaders and the band too. That would be so cool. Ahh wouldnt that be cute.

GHSA Football at its finest. Blaming a team for being dirty and not having any real substantial eveidnce with so much video today when most plays that are proof in the pudding are viral all over youtube. So where is this dirty play you speak of? Post it.

GATA football is just that. No one gets a QB hurry or a QB sack for bringing HI C friut punch and a cookie to the game. Dumbass whiners that make up excuses and have no other recourse but to cry about dirty play. The GHSA governs this when cases are made. Make your case or Shut up and stop crying whiny britches.