Class A Blog: Down to the Final Four

By S. Thomas Coleman
For the AJC

We’re down to the final four on the public and private sides, after Friday night’s outcomes:

PUBLIC

Upper Bracket

No. 9 Charlton County 42, No. 1 Seminole County 0. Who saw this coming? Charlton County (8-4) raced to a 21-0 halftime lead – on 57-yard touchdown run by Andrew Lee and touchdown receptions of 31 and 50 yards by Julian Roberts and Curtis Nixon, respectively – and never looked back en route to stunning previously unbeaten Seminole County (11-1). Charlton County’s defense held Seminole County’s vaunted wing-T offense, which rolled up 400 yards in last week’s first round win over No. 16 seed Wilkinson County, to just two first downs, according to the Albany Herald.

No. 4 Irwin County 56, No. 5 Johnson County 26. Irwin County advanced to the semifinals for the first time since 1997, and didn’t need to complete a pass to do so. According to the Tifton Gazette. Irwin County (10-1-1) rushed for more than 500 yards and led 28-0 at halftime on the way to dismantling Johnson County (10-2). Jakyron Young led the way with 120 yards on eight carries, including a 1-yard touchdown. The Trojans cut the lead to 28-12 in the third quarter, after a 60-yard touchdown reception by Michael Taylor from Markel Horne. But Ryan Peterson’s 11-yard touchdown run gave the momentum back to Irwin County, and essentially sealed the win.

Lower Bracket

No. 6 Hawkinsville 23, No. 3 Clinch County 8. J.D. Burden rambled for 198 yards, 184 in the first half, as the Red Devils stunned the Panthers in Homerville. All the points in the game came in the first half. Hawkinsville (8-3) won its fifth game in a row to reach the semifinals for the first time since 2004, when the Red Devils went 14-0-1 and repeated as Class A state champions after going 15-0 in 2003.

No. 2 Marion County 24, No. 10 Dooly County 21. All-State kicker A.J. Wells booted a 23-yard field goal with 45 seconds left in regulation to send the Eagles into the semifinals for the first time in school history. Dooly County (8-4) led 21-14 with a little more than 4 minutes left in the game after a 4-yard touchdown run by junior Chanin Hamilton. But Marion County senior Johnny Royals’ 25-yard touchdown run – after a long kickoff return by sophomore Lorenzo Smothers – tied the game. The Eagle defense then forced a three-and-out with a little over 3 minutes left to set up the winning drive.

PRIVATE

Upper Bracket

No. 1 Eagle’s Landing Christian Academy 24, No. 8 Darlington 10. The top seed on the private school side jumped out to a 17-0 lead and then hung on to advance to the state semifinals for the third consecutive year. Subbing for senior quarterback Dalton Etheridge, who will miss the rest of the playoffs with a leg injury he suffered last week, sophomore Jordan Long hit receiver Jamal Tookes with a 49-yard touchdown pass to give the Chargers (11-0) a 17-0 edge in the first half, after a field goal and a touchdown run by Lane Timpson. But the Tigers (9-3) used a field goal and a 4-yard touchdown run by Trey Edge to trim the lead to 17-10 early in the fourth quarter. But ELCA’s defense throttled Darlington late and Timpson scored on a short touchdown run to seal the win.

No. 4 Calvary Day 33, No. 5 Prince Avenue 14. Calvary Day (10-2) spotted Prince Avenue (10-2) 14 points before scoring 33-unanswered, as the Cavaliers won going away to send the school into the state semifinals for the first time in the program’s history. Michael Peterson threw three touchdown passes – two to Derek Kirkland (25 and 37 yards) and one to Milan Richard (57 yards) – while Robert Hayward scored on runs of 42 and 48 yards.

Lower Bracket

No. 3 Aquinas 35, No. 6 Mount Paran 33. The Irish (12-0) built a 35-14 lead after two quarters and then hung on to advance to the state semifinals for the first time in school history. Without its top playmaker, junior Ruben Garnett, who was injured early in the contest, Aquinas got huge efforts from its veteran offensive line along with running backs John Morris (3-yard touchdown run, 14-yard touchdown reception) and Daniel Lindsey (53-yard touchdown run), and quarterback Liam Welch (9-yard touchdown run, two touchdown passes). Dorian Walker led the second half comeback for the Eagles (9-3), amassing 235 yards rushing and four touchdowns.

No. 2 Mount Pisgah 15, No. 10 Holy Innocents’ 7. Patriot junior quarterback Aaron Winchester completed 15-of-24 passes for 226 yards and two touchdowns, and ran for 149 yards on 24 carries to lead Mt. Pisgah (12-0) to the semifinals for the first time in school history. Holy Innocents’ (7-5), which was 3-4 at one point during the season, drove to the Patriot 25 and 9-yard line in the final period, was turned away both times.

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CSRA706

November 30th, 2013
5:11 am

Is The walker kid for MPC #2????

Swamp Lizard

November 30th, 2013
6:54 am

WOW !! ….. I guess that’s why they say you have to play the games.

ON THE PUBLIC SIDE … Hats off to Hawkinsville & Charlton Co …. I really didn’t see Hawkinsville going down to the “Boneyard” and winning, but you proved me wrong. Coach Mac and Charlton Co just went and put a beat down on Seminole Co.
What’s wild on the Public side is how the semi-finals will match up …. we will have a Region 2 Championship ( without the Champ Clinch Co ) in Chalrton Co at Irwin Co and the other half of the bracket we will have a Region 4 Championship with Hawkinsville at Marion Co ( regular season Champs )

ON THE PRIVATE SIDE …. We have the battle of the Champions !! One half of the bracket we have 10-2 Region 3 Champ Calvary Day at 11-0 Region 5 Champ ELCA. On the other side of the bracket we have the battle of the unbeatens …. 12-0 Region 7 Champs Aquinas at 12-0 Region 6 Champs Mt Pisgah ….. should make for some great football next week !!

Congrats to the winners that moved on, and to those that didn’t, hold your head high for the great season you have had.

bigchipola

November 30th, 2013
7:37 am

@SwampLizard you were right weak region and the fact that kids got caught up in the 11-0 hype.thats not the Seminole team that we seen play but we got caught in the hype and Charlton took us to the woodshed.

Eagles1

November 30th, 2013
7:47 am

Yes, Walker is #2. Hats off to Aquinas, they played a flawless first half. Our turn over 90 seconds before half time lead to an Irish TD was a killer. I was proud of the way our boys fought back, we had the ball and a chance to win at the end. 21 of 22 starters return, we will pick up a few other students that should have played this year and will be back to make a run next year. There is no quit in MPCS, sad it’s over…

RST

November 30th, 2013
8:28 am

Eagles1…You had a great season and will have a better season next year with all those returning starters. I would expect to see MPCS be in the hunt for the state championship next year. Mt. Pisgah may be a hurdle for you in your region but MPCS should make a deep run next year. However
MPCS seems to have the end of first half turnovers. I believe in both the Aquinas and Mt. Pisgah games interceptions by your opponents in the last few seconds of the half impacted the outcome of the game..
Your speed at running backs will cause problems for your opponents again next year . Your #2 (Walker) should be on the list of top running backs in the state. You should be very proud of the effort the boys and coaches put forth this year and the potential that exists for next year

Aquinas Parent

November 30th, 2013
8:51 am

Swamp Lizard is the “verdict” now in on Aquinas? Last night Mt Paran played with a lot of heart and will be a force to recken with next year. Aquinas lost their star running back on the 4th play of the game and then lost the backup in the 2nd qtr. Hopefully all the talk from a couple of the Aquinas fans on here doesn’t take away from the season Aquinas is having! The boys have worked their tails off this year! Nobody expected this out of them, with the loss of Brendan Douglas and the head coach, except the players themselves and the coaching staff! Hopefully we can give Mt. Pisgah a game next week!

Eagles1

November 30th, 2013
8:59 am

If #1 plays next week Pisgah will have their hands full. He came back in the fourth and looked fine, so hopefully he can play. I am curious what year are 71, 24 and 47? They are good players.

JSP

November 30th, 2013
9:09 am

Very hard fought, physical game between HI and Pisgah. Very impressed with the way Pisgah’s D stayed strong the entire game. It honestly felt like Pisgah’s Offense was leaving HI in the game with 3 very timely turnovers.

Problem with HI was that they were way too one dimensional. I obviously wasn’t on the field, but it felt like they had good enough athletes to be getting more involved. Most plays were fullback dives out of their Triple Option set or power hand offs out of the wishbone. Very few plays out of Shotgun and very few passes overall. Tried to set up 3 screens and all 3 were tipped (by the same guy) and two of which resulted in interceptions by a Pisgah D-linemen.

Pisgah has to fix up their kicking game. Missed a chip shot field goal on their first drive, had their XP hit the upright and ended up faking the next one (couldn’t blame them), and another chip shot field goal barely got through. Point being made is that a 17 or 20-7 game was turned into 15-7 game.

JSP

November 30th, 2013
9:16 am

Eagles1, from what I’ve seen of Aquinas’ RB, he is one of the best in the state. However, I was also worried going into last night’s game against HI with their running game and we shut it down pretty well. Ironically most of their big plays or drive continuations came on gifts or not finishing the play.

Point being made is I have confidence in our coaches to get our players prepared. Not saying we’ll shut them out, but we should be ready. Aquinas giving up 32 to Paran shows me they have some holes on Defense as well. Have to watch their film to know for sure.

Augusta68

November 30th, 2013
9:45 am

Eagles1, #71 is a senior that has offer from Presbyterian with App St and Furman likely coming soon. #24 and #47 are both seniors who are great leaders that are not currently pursuing playing in college ( although Furman has persued 24). #1 (a jr with offer from Duke and has other ACC and SEC schools looking closely at him) has carried the running game most of the season so it was great for those seniors to step up when he went down. It has really been the underclassmen (# 1, 4, 7, etc) that have put up the big numbers all season…Last night was very entertains and I felt like I saw 2 totally different games between the two halves. It is amazing how important momentum is. I see a bright future for Paran with it being such a young program.

Augusta68

November 30th, 2013
9:53 am

That big interception at the end of the half by the Aquinas sophomore lineman where he batted the pass at the line and then made a one hand catch of the ball was named play of the week on two of the Augusta news stations last night. That TD scored shortly after was a dagger.

Afan

November 30th, 2013
10:03 am

@Augusta68. Yes the pick before half was great play. But also great coaching, very well prepared team. Fans were great and place was rocking! Proud of our boys they fought hard and had a historic year for MPC. With all of them returning and the battles they went through this year next year looks great. Had 3 losses by total of 14 points to teams with total records of 32-3 two of which are in semis. Great job Coach Jordan and staff and good luck to the final 4!

TomDawg

November 30th, 2013
10:55 am

Private schools, who cares.

Sportsnut

November 30th, 2013
11:02 am

I care. Congrats ELCA. Keep playing Southern Crescent style football. Good luck next week.

top ten cane

November 30th, 2013
11:04 am

Will the final be in the dome?

ZippyMPC

November 30th, 2013
11:38 am

I don’t know why but I could not post from my mobile on the way home from Augusta last night. So waking up to a loss is tough for our guys but I want to “tip my hat” to Aquinas last night for a well played game. They hung on to win 35-32. They have great speed, big strong lines, well coached and made us pay for mistakes. We dug a big hole in the first half throwing a critical interception on screen pass to go into the half down by 21. I’m really proud our kids for fighting back. In the 2nd half Defense held them scoreless and gave us a chance to win. MPC QB played a great second half and led the offense to 18 unanswered points. We HAD the chance to win on the final drive, but pass fell incomplete. Holding penalty in final minutes called a touchdown back on the Eagles and we settled for a field goal. Otherwise we would have been tied or up by 1 in the end.

Tiger Patpaw

November 30th, 2013
11:38 am

Here Here Chargers:

After shaking off initial playoff jitters, the ELCA athletes landed a blow to Darlington that looked to de-fang my Tigers. The ELCA offense exhibited their perfection of the Ground ‘N Pound, dominating time off possession, and then busted the Darlington D with a timely TD completion that looked to assign final doom. Meanwhile, the Chargers’ defense rag dolled the Tiger GNP, forcing play calls to an inadequate passing game. A ray of light was seen from the Tiger O at the end of the first half, but that drive ended with a field goal attempt that fell short.

After the break, the glimmer of light brightened as the Tigers returned to their GNP and made a game of it. After a fang was reinserted and as soon as the contest retuned to a one score affair, the ELCA mind trust offered their wildcat style and relieved any fans’ concerns.

Coach Tommy Atha said in the post-game review: from RN-T northwestgeorgianews.com
“It would have been easy to roll over after being down 17-0, but that’s not in our kids’ character,” Atha said. “There’s no quit in them. We believed that we could come back and fight them tooth and nail in the second half, and we did it.”
“We put ourselves in a position to where we could get a stop and maybe put points on the board,” Atha said. “ELCA was able to do what they had to do to finish the game.”

My observations:
ELCA’s future opponents better be prepared for dominant trench performance
The young QB is up to the task with his mates rally around

Tiger Patpaw

November 30th, 2013
12:26 pm

MY DREAM SCENARIO (rev. 3) died an untimely death. Congrats Pats for keeping up your part. I’m pulling for you to carry on the Region 6 talisman.
As for my Private bracket picks, can at least one plate of crow include a soothing seasoning? Never trust the ticker and travel adverse Tiger Memaw. And sometimes there’s never enough completed homework.
If I had a cooperative laptop and enough time to post my Public bracket picks yesterday, I’d be eating 4 more servings.

WOW! What a Fabulous Football Friday for Class A.
To those of us who step aside, salute our victorious foes and wish them well as they step forward and we and they recall representing well last night.
Best wishes to you who continue with Class A Honor.

CSRA706

November 30th, 2013
1:05 pm

@eagles1, What year is #2 in school

Innocent Bystander

November 30th, 2013
1:58 pm

@ Tiger Patpaw……..well said ! Darlington gave ELCA a 4 qtr fight, which no one else has done this year. I saw the interview with your coach and he is a class act and a heck of a coach. Darlington is one tough team and your grandson, #4, is a real football player. As for us, our QB played a very good game in replacing a super star and our D is something special ! We’re proud of our boys and you should be too.

TheRealMt

November 30th, 2013
2:04 pm

#7, #2, #6, and #52 are juniors #2. #2 and #6didnt play football last year. #5 is a sophomore and #25, 34, 43, 64, 56 are also sophomores. #75 is a freshman. All and many more underclassmen were huge contributors this year. We should make a run again next year.

TheRealMt

November 30th, 2013
2:12 pm

I think Pisgah better bring heat on the Aquinas QB next week. That kid is as good as advertised but get a little pressure on him and the game will get interesting. The heros of the Aquinas win to me was the offensive line. We had a hard time getting pressure in the first half and they made us pay. Also #82 on defense is a playmaker and didnt let us get outside much to his side.. Great football game by both squads. MPC never quit and I think opened some eyes to the talent this team has. Aquinas has got talent as well and earned a well deserved victory.

Eagles1

November 30th, 2013
4:13 pm

@CSRA706, #5 is a junior, he did play last year but only JV. He transferred to MPC as a sophomore and wasn’t eligible to play varsity. He ran a 4.6 on a hand held clock during the summer, if he can put on 20lbs he has a chance to play DI. Good luck against Pisgah, their QB is good.

ZippyMPC

November 30th, 2013
5:44 pm

Why waste any blogging on CSRA706? He is an embarrasment to the good people of Aquanis. You and Sam Roney want to be useful to your school? Fix your scoreboard. It is the playoffs. It is also nice not to wait 5 min after a TD is called to put up your visitors score (was that a GHSA official who did that? pathetic! TD was called on the field and he put it up only after the 2 point conversion was a success. I wonder who is in charge of running a partial working scoreboard in a playoff game? It’s the small things that make for a great fan experience. BUT seriously….congrats to the Irish players and best the rest of the way. I think MPC is better than Pisgah but not sure how the matchup will work out so I believe you can make TO the dome.

ZippyMPC

November 30th, 2013
5:49 pm

Oh one last thing, Your Aquinas stadium announcer? Really? He thinks he is on the radio. Screaming things like “turn over on downs, turn over on downs, turn over on downs”. Really? bush.
You are NOT Larry Munson and if you were, do it on the saintpaulradio that did not air the game. Surprised we didn’t hear “CAKE WALK, CAKE WALK”. :-) That was for you CSRA706. Good luck the rest of the way.

EagleDad

November 30th, 2013
5:59 pm

Correct player information for MPC: #5 is actually a sophomore and was eligible to play last year and did play some as a freshman and #34 is a junior not a sophomore.

MPC had a great season. Proud of all of their hardwork, dedication and heart. Looking forward to next year!

Eagles1

November 30th, 2013
6:05 pm

pops my bad it meant to say #2.

Swamp Lizard

November 30th, 2013
9:51 pm

@ Aquinas Parent ….. You have a fine football no doubt, you keep chalking up wins. As I said to Augusta 68 ( on another thread ) …. thank you for showing class …. yourself and for Aquinas. “Others” representing Aquinas paint an ugly picture of arrogance. I do wish yourself, the Aquinas players and coaches the best.

Swamp Lizard

November 30th, 2013
10:06 pm

ELCA CHARGERS …. I’d like to to take a minute and say hats off to Jordan Long ( ELCA QB ). Way to go young man !! It’s hard being put in the position you were put in, but you showed why you will be the “man” in the future. The O-Line …. way to step it up men !! You answered a great challenge from a physical and talented Darlington line ( & defense ). To the defense …. you showed why you are a “stone wall” on a night when we HAD to have you !! To each and every young man on this team for picking your fellow brothers up …. The Swamp Lizard loves everyone of you wearing blue & gold !! Keep working hard and remain humble !!

TheRealMt

November 30th, 2013
10:41 pm

Auburn wins. My weekend is complete

Flo=Ri-Duh

December 1st, 2013
12:51 am

Hawkinsville’s OL dominated Clinch County and now they will have to play Marion County again who they beat about three weeks ago. Go Red Devils take Marion to the woodshed.

Flo=Ri-Duh

December 1st, 2013
12:55 am

Au=Barn’s string of pure luck is about to come to a fitting end at the hands of Mizz-Who:

Ohio State will fall to Michigan State.

Fla State vs Mizz-Who for the BCS title,

TheRealMt

December 1st, 2013
1:03 am

Flor=Ri-duh. You are clearly a bitter UGA fan with delusions of Alabama greatness. Good luck with your “nice” coach. Meanwhile, we will keep winning….

CSRA706

December 1st, 2013
4:28 am

I guess I should repost what I wrote on the other thread since apparently yall didn’t read it, but I’ll give u the jist of it, the Cake Walk was in full affect by halftime, but the game is 4 qrts and Aquinas put it on cruise control but MPC didn’t get the memo, now hats off to them, I did say up 14 at half but we were up 21, MPC gave us a lesson in “finish the drill” and I do thank them for it, I assure you that won’t happen again, as for @therealmt, good assessment, #82 is one the better DE in the class that I mentioned before, would be a hell of a receiver if he worked at learning the plays, I will say MPC future is very bright, @zippympc, the scoreboard has nothing to do with the action on the field and apparently you missed a very good game if you’re worried about how fast they display the score, and as for the announcer is concerned, I can understand why he bothered didn’t have much to cheer about for the first hour and a half you were there but he was great for us, and as for mine and Mr Rooney so called arrogance, just cause we stand up for our team on a thread that is supposed to be a class a thread but is more a region 5 thread to say the least, and our boys back up our talk on the field u say that’s arrogance, I’m not gonna take it just cause you politely call us weak and over rated or any other way u try and down play us, point being I have yet to be proven wrong about our team and I plan letting you know it!!!!!

CSRA706

December 1st, 2013
4:37 am

And the Cake Walk is really for you haters out there that are gonna try and down play us like we are not that good so you gonna down play our opponents by whatever means you can think and since we are going to The Dome, everyone we beat must be cup cakes, so hence the Cake Walk, Iand it continues Friday night!!!!

Innocent Bystander

December 1st, 2013
9:52 am

@ CSRA………Keep diggin that hole ! You’re gonna have to dig your way out if you make it to ELCA !!!

SingleAisCompetitive

December 1st, 2013
10:50 am

@CSRA706
No one down played Aquinas team or players. Speak factually. Everyone respects Aquinas. No one respects you or Sam Roney. You are not even respected by you own team or fans (if they know who you are and what you say public ally on here). Now you are just being a politician and changing what you said. I asked you for a prediction and you said “14-0 at the half, win by 17 at least”. Look at your own post. Now you are trying to say you said “up by 14″ and Aq was up by 21! Aq won by 3 there homer and had to dodge a bullet to win. Do you know what being “objective” means in sports? If not for a holding call to call back a TD it would have been a tie at best!! On the other hand dropped passes cost Aq points. Or an uncalled “holding” etc..
There is NEVER a need for your boasting and defamatory comments of other teams. You are just making more people ELCA fans and that isn’t fair to the players at Aquinas. Actually you have finally self identified… both you and Sam as the “Harvey Updyke’s of Aquinas”. Are your kids names “Irish or Lucky Charm”? Lol. Get a life buddy. There is more out there than football and you can enjoy a team without trying to defame another team, coach or program. Aquinas has a great program but remember it was Coach Leonard who said their region was the SEC of Class A. That again is a fact. One statement he would likely retract as a first year coach if given the chance.

A Pisgah Fan

December 1st, 2013
12:07 pm

Wow with all this talk about Aquinas vs. ELCA, you would think that the championship game was being played this weekend. Well hopefully our highly overrated Patriots and the lowly Cavilers can just make it competitive for the first five minutes. LOL! I guess a team that goes 12-0 beating teams like OLM, MP, HI, Model, etc., is just plain lucky and shouldn’t be taken to seriously as a contender.

Innocent Bystander

December 1st, 2013
12:48 pm

@ a pisgah fan…….. I’m pulling for you guys, soley because all the smack from 2 aquinas fans. Games still have to be played, but favorites are favorites & smart money is on ELCA ! It’s always on ELCA ! Good luck Friday !

So Over these fools

December 1st, 2013
3:43 pm

@ A Pisgah fan…..I’m with you!! These clowns from Aquinas act like they have a crystal ball!! It’s pretty sad that they’re even on here defaming teams,players, coaches and fans it truly is embarrassing to read. I don’t think they are a good representation for Aquinas and with that please fellas GO BITE GLASS!!!! Let the kids play (if your kids are even playing) this is THEIR time not yours. #singleAfootball

SingleAisCompetitive

December 1st, 2013
4:17 pm

@A Pisgah Fan
If you read back for the last few weeks, you will see that I and most bloggers feel that these teams that made it to the elite 8 are all capable of competeing and winning every game played. These two guys mentioned above are the only two who don’t give you a good chance. Get your boys to play their best game and Pisgah will be fine. I have always said Region 6 and 5 had multiple talented teams capable of winning out. Aquinas is their regions only hope this year. Good luck.

A Pisgah Fan

December 1st, 2013
6:08 pm

@SAC it’s all in good fun….These are the best 4 teams in Single A, let’s just see how it plays out.

JSP

December 1st, 2013
6:20 pm

While HI and Aquinas run different offenses, I believe Pisgah playing a run heavy offense like HI is only going to help them against Aquinas. Granted, HI runs more power wishbone which is all about stuffing the line while Aquinas runs the spread which is more about outside contain and open field tackling.

Still, the large majority of teams Pisgah has played this year (Model, Wilson, OLM, Paran, HI, Walker, Whitfield Mt.Zion) have been predominantly run heavy and with the exception of Mt. Zion (ironically), Pisgah has done a pretty good job against the run. I still think it’ll be a tough test considering Aquinas might have the best RB in Class A. Even his backup #4 was near as good. Should be an exciting game.

CSRA706

December 2nd, 2013
4:46 am

@all, first of all, I never made any defamatory comments to any players, coaches, or fans, now I did say that Savannah Christian fans were classless, and the way they acted a few weeks ago was shameful!! and far as who I am, if you read the past post Iam at every Aquinas home game on the visitors sideline, so I’m not hard to find!!! Now I did say 14-0 at half and we where 35-14, so I guess my boys exceeded expectations, but they didn’t finish like they should have, you would still take that, as far respect from the fans I could careless, my boys on the field know what it is and they gonna back up anything I say!!! As for Coach Leonard saying our region is the SEC, well he is a second generation coach in the region and 12-0 so far in his first year he must know what he is talking about, just glad to hear it from someone that matters and is on the field, yeah we are the last hope for our region but just like the other 3 teams are too! Do I have a crystal ball, no not really just more right then wrong, can’t wait to see ELCA in the dome but just as fine with Calvary also, I know we are going as soon as we handle our biz at Pisgah, and if any of you keep up with all of class A then you would agree that that top half of the Private bracket was very stonger then the rest and the bottom half was wide open, so I feel my team was the best team out of it, no one picked our match up and this is the 2 and 3 seed!!!

bucket

December 2nd, 2013
8:58 am

Congratulations to all of the teams in the Class A Final Four this week.

Swamp Lizard

December 2nd, 2013
9:47 am

@ Bucket ….. was really hoping I’d get to meet you this week. I know it has to hurt this week, but Prince has things in order and will be right back in the thick of thigs again next year.

Swamp Lizard

December 2nd, 2013
9:50 am

????? ………….. Any Calvary Day fans out there? Give us yoru take on how you think it will fold out Friday night.

bucket

December 2nd, 2013
11:07 am

@ Swamp, yeah I had already told my family we were eating at La Hacienda so I could meet you this week IF we had won! The Prince staff had a great game plan going in and the team was executing it to perfection until a fumble changed the momentum late in the 2nd quarter. We thought we had a chance to gain momentum back, but a 76 yard TD run was called back in the 3rd quarter. I don’t say any of that to take away from Calvary’s win or minimize their team at all. Calvary is a very good football team with a ton of offensive weapons and they deserve to be playing this Friday night.

P.S. someone at the GHSA home office needs to explain the rule concerning bad and/or mishandled snaps on punt attempts to the white hat that was working the Calvary/Prince game Friday night.

bucket

December 2nd, 2013
11:16 am

BTW, if any of you live in or are traveling through Savannah, do yourself a favor and try out Huey’s (New Orleans style food) on River Street! We had breakfast there on Saturday and the beignets, French toast, and shrimp & grits were all fantastic!

LUVIT

December 2nd, 2013
11:21 am

@Swamp Lizard…According to all the posts and ‘experts’ Calvary should just stay home…I’ve seen several ’stay humble’ comments which is a joke from posters on this Blog…”ECLA are Men amoung boys”, “There is NEVER a need for your boasting and defamatory comments of other teams. You are just making more people ELCA fans and that isn’t fair to the players at Aquinas.” “Games still have to be played, but favorites are favorites & smart money is on ELCA ! It’s always on ELCA !” Assumption is ELCA is in the Championship game…I know you have boys on the teams you comment on and have pride in what they have accomplished but it is high school football so cheer for your teams but stop with the meaness….