Kell, Creekside, Tucker seek perfection; Gainesville seeks repeat

A victory by Tucker over Gainesville in the Class AAAAA semifinals on Friday will guarantee that the champion in the state’s second-highest classification will finish 15-0 for the sixth time in 10 seasons.

Tucker comes into this week’s game at 13-0. So do the teams in the other semifinal, Kell and Creekside. The only other classification with three undefeated semifinalists is the Class A private-school division, where Eagle’s Landing Christian, Aquinas and Mount Pisgah Christian are undefeated but have played fewer games.

Gainesville, which won the championship last season with a 12-3 record, is the only AAAAA semifinalist with a loss. The Red Elephants were beaten by Buford 38-14 in the second game of the season.

Gainesville may not be able to achieve perfection, but it has a different goal in mind. A victory would put the Red Elephants one win away from becoming the first repeat champion in the classification since Northside-Warner Robins in 2006 and 2007 and just the second in the past 16 years.

Here are some of the other things to look for this weekend in the Class AAAAA semifinals:

- If the Tucker-Gainesville game is close, it could come down to the kickers, and both teams have good ones. Tucker’s Eric Webber is 62-for-65 on extra points and 10-for-11 on field goals and recently broke the DeKalb County record for points in a season by a kicker with 92. Gainesville’s Gage Turner is 78-for-78 on extra points and 6-for-7 on field goal for 96 points.

- Kell QB Matthew McGuigan is healthy again missing the past five games with an ankle injury, but expect the Longhorns to stick with Cameron Rosendahl as the starter against Creekside. In three playoff games, Rosendahl is 29-for-46 passing (63 percent) for 398 yards with five touchdowns and no interceptions for a team that gets about 57 percent of its offense from the running game.

- Creekside comes into Friday’s game with Kell as the hottest offensive team in AAAAA. The Seminoles averaged 39.9 points during the regular season but have turned it up a notch in the playoffs, scoring 43.3 points per game the past three weeks. Felix Harper (172 yards passing), Dexter Knox (197 yards rushing) and Bricen Terry (122 yards rushing) combined for almost 500 yards of total offense in a 41-14 victory over North Paulding last week.

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CREEKSIDE-THE NOLES

December 5th, 2013
9:51 am

THE SEMINOLES ARE READY FOR SOME LONGHORNS AT ARROWHEAD STADIUM…………

WELCOME TO THE NEWNESS………………………..NOLES FOOTBALL

TUCKFAN2

December 5th, 2013
9:59 am

The kicking game for Tucker was crucial in the game against Heritage and will probably be a factor against Gainesville. I have been following this team for a while and can tell you this team gets better each and every game, especially in the playoffs. All the talk of the mistakes and undisciplined acts of some players during the season goes out the window. This will come down to communication on defense. If the DB’s have any assignment mishaps and leaves a receiver open it will result in a touchdown. D Watson will not miss an open receiver. With that said, I think tucker will play mistake free football and cause a couple of turnovers and win this game.

Gomez3000

December 5th, 2013
10:10 am

I hope @Gainesville-Steve has recovered from his 105 degree fever so he can comment here today.

Hers a topic for him- I watched the Gainesville vs Buford game. What is your opinion on why Buford won? What did they do that shut the Gainesville offense down? Why was Buford able to move the ball effectively?

Jusfellofftheturniptruck

December 5th, 2013
10:17 am

I really don’t see Gville/tucker being decided by the kicking game.

I agree with tuckfan that turnovers and blown coverages are going to be huge.

The rain will be more of an issue for the elephants passing attack. Coach has been working them hard this week out in that nasty weather, catching wet balls.

Don’t forget that Watson ran for almost 170 yds in the rain against a solid mlk defense when the passing game wasn’t working.

It’s going to be one he// of a game!!

Jusfellofftheturniptruck

December 5th, 2013
10:24 am

Gomez: I think gville came into Buford game a little to high on themselves.

Buford is a better team than GHS this year. Their oline is big and fast.

We had at least 10 dropped passes. Some of that was because Buford was forcing them, sometimes the recovers just screwed up.

Our defense has really stepped up since that game.

I see a lot of folks judging gville based on that Buford game. Second game of the season. Like all the teams still playing, gville is a much better team now.

itsonlywrite

December 5th, 2013
10:27 am

@Gomez3000 … Buford is fundamentally sound, big, and strong. Their RB was in the secondary most of the time b/c their line hit heir blocks well. plus our outside linebackers were rushing up field and getting blocked which created big lanes for Buford’s run game. Watch ANY Buford game and that’s primarily what’s going on. on the offensive side of the ball, we had too many mistakes. Fumbles and dropped passes. if you look at G-ville’s first drive, there was no problem until #19 fumbled. then things went down hill from there.

#ELEPHANTNATION

itsonlywrite

December 5th, 2013
10:28 am

LETS GO GAGE TURNER!!! Love that name… lol GO BiG RED!!!

#ELEPHANTNATION

itsonlywrite

December 5th, 2013
10:46 am

@Gomez3000 … Buford is big, strong, and disciplined. their RB was in the secondary most of the night. They block really well. If you watch any of Buford’s games, that’s what you’ll see. Our OLBs rushed up field alot creating lots of running room also. On the offensive side, G-ville had too mistakes. too many dropped passes and fumbles. They were good on the pass rush, but that alone didn’t beat us.

LETS GO GAGE TURNER!!! Love that name… lol GO BIG RED!!!

#ELEPHANTNATION

itsonlywrite

December 5th, 2013
10:48 am

my bad… thought my first post didn’t go through… Smh

#ELEPHANTNATION

Gainesville-Steve

December 5th, 2013
10:52 am

Yeah! my blog brothers itsonlywrite and Turnip truck have joined me. I was on the other blog about “semi finals something” kicking arse like Gainesville will do tormorrow.

@Tuckfan2, you are right……….there will be a lot of blown coverages because youll aint never seen so many players lined up as receivers like you will tomorrow and just when you think we are going to throw D-Wat will get at leats 150 – 170 on youll and when he wants to mix it up, he will have Byrd who no one on your team can cover catching and running for 150-200 also. Your biggest problem outside of D-Wat, Byrd and #28 and #55 on defense will be Gaudlock. This boy is a BEAST!! and we have two more like him. How you going to stop this mad offense Tucker? HOW??? TELL ME!! HOW!!

We have been practicing in the rain all week so we will be ready. Our defense knows they can strip #20 and your other RBs easy too and we will be doing that all night.

Keep your face shields clean because just when the crowd quiets down all you will hear is:
BOOOM!! BOOOM!!! BOOOM!! D-Wat went off like an Alabama firecracker!

bh

December 5th, 2013
11:30 am

“Creekside comes into Friday’s game with Kell as the hottest offensive team in AAAAA.” Add that with the strongest defense in 5A and a QB controversy at Kell. That spells TROUBLE for the Longhorns. Yes, it will be a QB controversy Friday when the backup/starter can’t get the job done. Will the coach then go to the starter/backup? What is a coach to do? It really doesn’t matter who they play the outcome will be the same 41-14 Creekside. Felix Harper (172 passing yards) on a night we wanted to establish the run. Now you have heard of our QB KellAlum or whoever said that they had never heard of our QB. Dexter Knox (197 yards rushing) and Bricen Terry (122 yards rushing). Now, what is Kell going to do when we add Elliot Berry to the mix? Then what would happen if we add our closer Evan Berry to the mix? The beautiful thing about our team is that no one has seen them play the speed package yet. Let me hush before I let the cat out the bag. Good Luck on keeping it within 3 tds Kell You have 2 more days left in your season. It was a great season for you though. 13-1 is a great accomplishment.

Tiger4Life

December 5th, 2013
11:34 am

G-Ville has struggled against the two best defenses they have played. An athletic team will shut them down every time. We all know what happened with Buford, but most people haven’t took in account that the MLK game was only won because of the lack of MLK not having a kicker.
The first drive of the game MLK ran the ball right down that wimpy defense throat all the way to the 1 yard line and had a few miscommunications and ended up with no points. What did G-Ville do on its 1st two positions ?? 3 and outs. Then defense scored for them… then another 3 and out.
When the score was 14-0 G-Ville had a total of 5yds. No worries over here, we will be ready.

I can assure Tucker will not make those type of mistakes, we will have at least 3 interceptions and two will be taken to the house. Special Teams will score another and offense will put up 3 touchdowns and a field goal.
So Tucker will have least 45 and I don’t see anyone in the state putting that many up against or defense.

WE ARE TUCKER
Run With Us or Run From Us

nphspack

December 5th, 2013
12:04 pm

@itsonlywrite ” Buford is big, strong, and disciplined. their RB was in the secondary most of the night. They block really well. If you watch any of Buford’s games, that’s what you’ll see.”

You won’t match up well with Creekside then if you get past Tucker. Creekside’s running backs are like sledgehammers. #12 squats about 550 pounds according to his HUDL info and that looks legit. He’s quick and elusive and by the end of the night, it will take about three people to get him down.

The offensive line is huge except for 1. And they are quick too.

Their DB’s are off the charts and diciplined. You can run the ball up the middle on them and occasionally on the edge. But they don’t give up big plays on the edge. We did break one up the middle.

BcS2010

December 5th, 2013
12:18 pm

My last post until the game tomorrow! According to everybody tucker has no chance at beating Gainsville. Please tell me why tucker is 13-0, ranked number 1..? Please tell me why Gainsville lost to Buford by 20. Please tell me why Gainsville barely beat Mlk and mindys mill. Please tell me this…??? Tucker is the best team Gainsville will have faced since week 2 hands down. And y’all think it’s different now because Gainsville is still here.. Y’all only beat Flowery branch by 10 while our 3rd seed the Stephenson jaguars beat them by 20. Y’all allowed them to score 45 points while Stephenson gave them 7.. Listen this is big boy football now. If you really think Gainsville is finna blow tucker out then you are just stupid! And it’s at tucker as well!! Look at our big game history for this year

#1 tucker vs #2 Stephenson tucker wins 31-28
#1 tucker vs ml king tucker wins 60-34
#1 tucker @ mays for the region championship tucker wins 16-11
#1 tucker vs heritage 1st round tucker wins 35-14
#1 tucker vs east paulding 2nd round tucker wins 16-13
#1 tucker vs #5 ware county 3rd round tucker wins 29-0

Tucker is used to the big games and Gainsville will see

Lets not forget the 2 championship rings when tucker beat Marist 15-3 and lovejoy 22-7

Tucker is 13-0 with super d1 prospects and Gainsville will have to learn the hard way to not doubt a tucker tiger!

CREEKSIDE-THE NOLES

December 5th, 2013
12:21 pm

nphspack YOU CAN’T TELL SOME OF THESE FOLKS NOTHING. THEY WILL KNOW SOON THAT CREEKSIDE IS REAL. itsonlywright, gainesville-nezz and the others will learn.

HELL I’m tired of being nice. GAINESVILLE GETS PUT OUT TOMORROW!!!

WHERE ARE THE KELL FANS???

WELCOME TO THE NEWNESS……………………NOLES FOOTBALL

Truth Hurts

December 5th, 2013
12:32 pm

Let Gainesville and Tucker think they are playing for the State Championship this Friday and let them all keep sleeping on Creekside and think they don’t belong. We saw all we needed to see of them last Friday night. Tucker may have faced speed like Creekside but I’m sure Gainesville hasn’t. The difference is not only is Creekside fast, they are disciplined and well prepared which I don’t think Tucker has met such a team yet this year and we saw what the outcome was when Gainesville played a well prepared team from Buford. All my new friends at Creekside, best of luck to you guys the remainder of the season. Ya’ll don’t need to get caught up in the trash talk with the clowns who like to run their mouths and we all know who they are. Let your boys do the talking on the field Friday night. Let Kell waltz on down there Friday night thinking ya’ll don’t belong. They have not seen a team like you all year.. This PACK fan saw first hand what ya’ll can do. Great kids and great coaches focused on one thing. DO IT FOR DEUCE!!!

High 5

December 5th, 2013
1:24 pm

The more I hear about this Creekside Team, the more anxious I am to see them play in person. Good luck to all and safe travels to those hitting the road!

Ms. KP

December 5th, 2013
1:30 pm

It’s time to lace up, put up or go home. I can’t wait to be back at the SWAMP to see Creekside take it to the Dome. FYI I heard they are trying to do that same thing Griffin did back in 2007 and move the game from Creekside, ya’ll know what happen as a result of? Yes Griffin went home defeated but guess what we will play at Langston Hughes, Langston Hughes is home also. FYI tickets are $15.00 at the gate.Heeeeey in the middle of the SWAMP. Kell travel safe and we welcome you to the Swamp.

WolfPack Nation

December 5th, 2013
1:42 pm

Creekside is for real! that #12 and #44 and so hard to tackle but yet so quick and elusive! Something in the water at Creekside I guess.. The one or 2 problems for creekside, the WR’s look big but they are really not as good as you think. And the QB does not have the arm. He’s great at dump offs and stick routes. He dumps it off a lot and just lets #12 do the work! I mean I’d do the same! They are just amazing at the short passing game which is so hard to stop!

Not a high flying offense but very efficient. They don’t have many big plays but they don’t care, just keep marching 5 yards at a time. I don’t see this team being beat.

RealisticFan

December 5th, 2013
2:04 pm

My predictions:

Tucker shutsdown Gainsville and some Red Elephant fans learn how to show respect. 35-21 Tucker.

Creekside beats what I preceive to be a bit over rated Kell team. Dont’ get me wrong 13-0 is fantastic and they have a great team, but I am concerned about the lack of other strong teams in their own region. Playoff game last week by Kell wasnimpressive however. I still see Creekside having the defense to keep Kell around 20 and the Offense to score over 30. I’ll say 42-21. Creekside.

itsonlywrite

December 5th, 2013
2:10 pm

@nphspack … Creekside’s runningbacks look pretty solid. But there’s a difference in running from the spread vs the I-Form. I think we’ll be ok if we played Creekside.

@Tiger4Life .. I laugh at such ignorance. MLK’s run got STUFFED on that first drive on the 1 yd line. The other play on the 1 was a combination of miscue and gettin STUFFED again. If a kicker was the only thing that kept MLK from winning then they should have still won by a score of 30-28 right?

@BcS2010 … lol … let me show you how backwards your logic is with comparing Tucker’s wins to G-ville’s wins/loses.

1st off, G-ville lost a team that is arguably a team that is BETTER than TUCKER and possibly the in the top 5 in the state in ALL CLASSIFICATIONS.

2nd: Flowery Branch lost Stephenson, but Stephenson got DESTROYED by North Paulding in the 1st qtr. North Paulding beat South Paulding by 3 pts. Gainesville DESTROYED South Paulding 51 – 14… in the rain I might add. but Im not finished… TUCKER went into halftime 14-7 with Heritage. Gainesville had Heritage blown out in the 2nd qtr by at LEAST 4 touchdowns… and SHUT OUT!!! And then yall only scored 2 offensive touchdowns against Stephenson.

3: Tucker in it’s last 2 games has only scored 2 offensive touchdowns.

sooooooo…. when you stop and think(in my Dick Gregory voice), Tucker has the potential to get BLOWN out by Gainesville. *Kanye Shrug* “oooooh kill em” lmao

@Truth Hurts .. hey man, I know how good Creekside is… sorta. They underachieved last year, but they look ferocious this year. The best all around team still left I think. Great DB core. Both semi games tomorrow night in AAAAA will not be for the championship b/c all for teams are truly the BEST in AAAAA. No flukes allowed this year.

#ELEPHANTNATION

itsonlywrite

December 5th, 2013
2:18 pm

Why is everyone talking about Gainesville fans need to show some respect and how we boast alot? The only person from the G-ville fan base thats off the chain is Steve. Everybody else responds to the other bloggers who talk smack about our team first.

Nobody is saying ANYTHING about these Region 6 AAAAA fans when they thought they had the best teams in AAAAA. Especially the Tucker fans…. lol smh yall gotta be kidding me.

The Creek

December 5th, 2013
2:34 pm

Here we go with this G-ville can do this and G-ville can do that i’m so sick of all of this. These 4 teams are the best in 5AAAAA in the state. G-ville is beatable and you guys will see tomorrow night. @itsonlywrite you have to much mouth.

THE "CANNON RULES"!!

December 5th, 2013
2:35 pm

@ BcS2010…

I see a number of variables that can easily make this game swing EITHER way…and as bad as I hate to say this I really see the weather playing a big part in whoever wins…weather report now says 80% chance of rain…

I want to make a slight adjustment to your info you posted earlier…it should have read:

#1 tucker vs #2 Stephenson tucker wins 31-28
#1 tucker vs ml king tucker wins 60-34
#1 tucker @ mays for the region championship tucker wins 16-11
#1 tucker vs heritage 1st round tucker wins 35-14
#1 tucker vs east paulding 2nd round tucker SURVIVES16-13
#1 tucker vs #5 ware county 3rd round tucker wins 29-0

I really hate seeing ya’ll move up, this game had the makings of great future rivalry games…Oh Well!

GOOD LUCK tomorrow night.

TICK…TICK…TICK…BOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOM!!!

GO RAIDERS!!!!

uwillbtuckedaway

December 5th, 2013
2:35 pm

Dont be so sensitive itsonlywrite! And, you are right G-Steve is a piece of work.

Reg 6-5A does have “some” of the better teams in 5A.

Clearly some of Georgia’s best athletes, indicative of the vast number of athletes from the Dekalb area on collegiate and professional rosters, so you’ll be forced to attempt to beat an extremely fast and much more physicial than MLK Dekalb team again on tomorrow!

You will NOT be successful in this attempt however!

One thing that Gainesville does not have as much of that Tucker is loaded with and that is SPEED!

Can’t coach speed. Speed in space is a play waiting to happen, so NOT as important for us as it is for Gainesville to score as frequently on offense. We score on special teams quite frequently and surely much more than Gainesville has and will. Thus, we are quite comfortable in our ball control offense and that will aid our keeping your group on the sidelines.

And, even when your O is on the field, speed once again will limit your BIG plays. Even if we make secondary mistakes your folks will get caught! And, based upon our mistake free play of late you’ll not benefit from too many mistakes!

D-Wat may score a TD or two either by scrambling or even a pass, but will not be able to mount the consistency of scoring needed to out flank a team filled with play makers that are capable of scoring from anywhere on the field everytime they touch the ball. Just too many “SPEEDY” athletes.

WE ARE TUCKER!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!

gomez3000

December 5th, 2013
2:37 pm

Well let me say that at least two Gainesville bloggers would talk about football instead of bloviating about how everyone is gonna run wild and go Booming all over the field as Tucker looks on in total awe.

I saw a Buford defense that looks like a Tucker defense. Fast. Tucker might even have more all-around speed on D than Buford. The Tucker LB’s are as good as the Buford LB’s. The Gainesville D does not have near as many playmakers as Tucker’s. D-Wat will get his passing yards but I don’t think he will be able to run much. Slants and an occasional deep ball will be effective but Tucker has the DB’s playing the best they have in many years. Mays ran the slant a lot and did well, and the Mays QB is not even close to the accuracy of D-Wat. I don’t see Gainesville running on Tucker, as no one has run on Tucker this year. Tucker really plays D well in the red zone.

The Buford O-Line is bigger than Tucker’s but runs more of a pro set versus a mis-direction modified Wing-T. The Buford TE is really good and bailed them out more than once. Buford may have a more effective downfield passing game with the TE but Tucker’s QB is a pretty good passer and is very accurate on the few times he will throw, kind of like Buford who did not throw much. The Tucker RB’s are easily as fast to hit the hole as Buford’s and are more of a threat outside due to the scheme.

Tucker has a kicking game this year, which is a miracle because DeKalb county teams hardly ever have a kicking game. Ever. At All.

Now I going to make @Gainesville-Steve feel good about his chances -

Tucker won’t be ready for the rain as they have been practicing in the multi-million dollar indoor practice facility that the DeKalb County School system (which is full of $$$$$ thanks to tax dollars from our super high house values) built them.

I see at least six fumbles from Tucker. Probably will drop the opening kickoff on the two yard line. Boom! D-Wat, instant TD! 7-0!

Tucker won’t be fundamentally strong like Buford because the coaches have not had them ready once this entire season. That’s good for a TD, 14-0!

The defensive backs are slow, short and the worst they have had in recent history. Yikes 28-0!

The linebackers are weak, don’t push upfield, usually out of position and don’t hit hard. Little Man runs for a long TD, 35-0!

The Tucker running backs fumble pretty much if they even look at the ball. I don’t think #20 even wants to be on the team anymore. Rumor is he was crying in Algebra II class today. Another fumble returned for a TD 42-0!

The QB can’t hit the broad side of a barn when he throws and is slower than Oprah when he runs, which is most of time right into the waiting arms of an opposing LB. Interception and fumbles by QB. 56-0!

Gainesville should be able run up the middle with ease. Slants, deep throws down the middle and outside passes, everything will work. Pretty much any pass will be completed, unless the Gainesville receivers drop them. D-Wat is gonna go off with 40+ yard runs on the two or three times that his receivers might have fallen down while wide open. Boom! Boom! Boom!

Tucker is so doomed. Gainesville is a team of destiny this year! To the Dome! They will CRUSH anyone from the other bracket! Was there even another bracket but the Gainesville bracket? Gainesville! Get Red or Go Home!

Tiger4Life

December 5th, 2013
2:45 pm

@itsonlywrite

Man are your feelings gonna be hurt come Friday night. Just do one thing and tell me the offensive stats from the MLK and Buford games for the first half. I know its hard to look at but it’s the truth and the hurts sometimes.
Tucker’s defense hits harder than Buford and is faster than MLK’s…

WE ARE TUCKER
It’s Not Personal, It’s Football
Run With Us or Run From Us

itsonlywrite

December 5th, 2013
2:59 pm

@The Creek .. well I guess I do then. Thanks for noticing.

@uwillbtuckedaway … I’m not.. just kickin some real ish on this blog…. lol. Yeah, Tucker’s speed is something to worry about. Thats the only that worries me about our defense. But looking at Tucker’s run scheme, I think G-ville can have success due to the fact that their aren’t too many plays that Tucker runs with lead blocking. Most plays depend on the line blocking with slight-of-hand as far as locating the RB with the ball. I think our LBs can handle the runs up the middle though. Running to the edge is scary.

@gomez3000 … yeah. Tucker’s defense may be faster than Buford’s. But just about every one in the linebacking core and DB core is the size of Detric Dukes. But wow, thats a crazy analysis. But if you’re a Tucker fan then I guess you know better than me. lol Idk if it will be that easy, but I see that we can have some success tomorrow. Especially if our defense can at least play as good as East Paulding and Ware Co. Tucker only scored 2 offensive touchdowns in the past 2 games. Thats where mistakes for us could be a factor. We gotta limit mistakes.

#ELEPHANTNATION

itsonlywrite

December 5th, 2013
3:03 pm

@Tiger4Life … rain was a big factor in that game against MLK. And you’re right, my feelings will be hurt if we lose to Tucker b/c that would mean that we lost to a team that could only score 2 offensive TDs on Ware Co. and East Paulding; Had to throw a hail mary pass to beat Stephenson; and struggled with our #4 seed Heritage. That definitely is HEART BREAKING. lol

#ELEPHANTNATION

Creekside-Dad

December 5th, 2013
3:26 pm

What i like most about this blog is that there are some folks on here that know a thing or two about football. Rather it was your team Creekside played or you just watched Hudl. If you can honestly say that Creekside is a good team, very fast, hard to match up with and very disciplined on offense and defense says alot. Everyone wants their team to win, I get that but sometimes you just gotta say, We are just not as good as the other team. I want the Falcons to win Super Bowl. But i can’t make them be what they’re not. So to all the non-believers. Please come to The Swamp on Friday or tune in to WSBTV.com and make sure to capture what everyone else has witnessed. To all my Tucker fans please win the game. Creekside vs Tucker will be a more exciting Championship. Hats off to the coaching staff, players and community of Creekside Seminole Nation. Let’s come out in BIG numbers to cheer the boys on to Victory. Should be a good game at least there’s HYPE. The stats are in no need to speak on what the boys have accomplised. Cause nothing really matters but winning STATE!!!!

Do if for Deuce!!!

nphspack

December 5th, 2013
3:40 pm

I grew up in Cobb County and have always been a cobb county guy. I don’t want to short change Kell. I hope those boys come in and play lights out. They may be the best team in the state for all I know.

I just KNOW what I saw last Friday night with Creekside. I hope they don’t disappoint after us NP fans have hyped them up. That was no fluke we saw. Plus, it’s such a good story. Those boys don’t beat their chest when they make a tackle. They don’t talk trash. They don’t take cheap shots. They don’t get out of position trying to make a hero play. Their QB didn’t panic under pressure and take off running.

But they seemed to be laser focus and you can only imagine it’s because of the tragedy that none of us can comprehend. Someone here said they almost cancelled the season. And to be able to focus and preform the way they are now…You can’t help but cheer for that bunch.

TuckerDAD

December 5th, 2013
3:45 pm

@Gainesville fans, no matter how I break this down you will lose tomorrow. Tell D-Wat to start working on the play book at Clemson. You have not faced a team like us all year. Your LB’s are slow to pursue the sweeps and they over pursue the misdirection… a lot! Which is our specialty. Our special teams can’t be written off because they are as much a part of the game as our offense. We will keep a short field on you and either score TD’s or FG’s on you all night. Our defense will harass your QB most of the night forcing him to throw on the run. He is not as good on the run as his mechanics breakdown when he passes on the run. His elbow drops and his throws sail. Bad recipe for a swift and athletic defensive backfield. All teams that have been a predominant running team on your schedule this year have had success as will the Tigers of Tucker. We win easily.

TUCKER FOOTBALL “Either run with us, or Run from us”

Mike C

December 5th, 2013
3:46 pm

#Salute #CreeksideAlumni #DoItForTreTre

Tiger4Life

December 5th, 2013
4:01 pm

@itsonlywrite

Tucker played on a rain soaked field against Heritage and East Paulding, so what’s your point?? It rains outside of Hall Co. And if what you say is true, the forecast calls for rain Friday night, so is that the excuse you will use after the shellacking your offense take?
I understand you guys want to win while the getting is good, because after D-Wat graduate that program will go back to just another after thought and Tucker will be making a name in 6A

WE ARE TUCKER
It’s Not Personal, It’s Football
Run With Us or Run From Us

Truth Hurts

December 5th, 2013
4:07 pm

Creekside Dad I don’t think ya’ll have anything to worry about. The ones who don’t know about what ya’ll about will find out. I found out last Friday night. Class act from the coaching staff to the fans. Good luck.

Truth Hurts

December 5th, 2013
4:15 pm

nphs pack i couldn’t have said it any better. You can’t help but pull for them to win it all especially because the class act they were before, during , and after the game. Not only the team and the coaches but their fans as well No trash talk or rubbing it in our face from the players and their fans.

Jusfellofftheturniptruck

December 5th, 2013
4:18 pm

You creek side and tucker bloggers blabber more than anyone.

Y’all must not have been held very much as children. Sorry bout that.

So now, as “adults” you come on this blog and act like spoiled kids.

Tucker’s good. Real good. Has a fast and hard hitting defense. No doubt about it. Great skill players also.

Nothing will surprise me in this game. Could be real close, or even a blow out either way.

Will worry about creek geek and ALL CAPS fruit cakes when and if we beat tUcker.

FYI, heard a lot of the same smack about Gviile being a one man/no defense team last year.
49-13 running clock state champs.

May happen again, it may not. Either way, life goes on…

Relax n enjoy!

nphspack

December 5th, 2013
4:29 pm

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Dboy

December 5th, 2013
5:04 pm

If your team is not in the playoffs you should not be commenting on other teams that are still in it.

@Creekside-Dad y’all handle business and we will see y’all next week
@itsonlywrite I think you nervous about the weather. It’s gonna rain on y’all parade twice tomorrow!! Don’t worry about how many times we scored the last 2 games. Worry about how many points we score on y’all.
@Gainesville Steve I can’t wait to shut you up! Do you know what team y’all against!?

WE R TUCKER!!
BELIEVE IN THE “T”

Realist123

December 5th, 2013
5:27 pm

@Creekside-Dad, I’m a Tucker parent, fan and supporter who read these blogs more that I actually post. I will say that I am impressed with your team and fan base and the fact that you guys try to keep it as real as you can. I too, wish for a Tucker-Creekside championship game because I think it would be the marquee game of the year. I have an employee who is one of the biggest Creekside supporters ever and I am sure she would like nothing better than to talk this one up with me.

At any rate, its a shame we have had so much rain throughout these playoffs. I’m afraid some will use the rain as an excuse despite both teams playing in the same conditions.

Best of luck to your team tomorrow, and best of luck to my Tucker Tigers!

bh

December 5th, 2013
5:49 pm

Realist123- Your wish will be granted. It will be a Creekside vs. Tucker Championship game. Gainesville nor Kell will be able to use the rain as an excuse. You have to be able to run the ball no matter what. That’s Football 101. Any good coach knows that you have to be able to play D and run the ball during the Winter months (Football Weather). I look forward to seeing all those athletes on the field at one time. It will be interesting to see who the Alpha Dog is because he will raise up and let it be known in that type of game. Our coaches should make a pact to kick it deep to both KRs to see who has the best special teams. I am still trying to figure out how Shelley for Tucker has so many KR attempts this year. North Paulding was the only team that actually kicked it to our KR. It only happened one time and they stopped him. Good luck to yall Friday night, I’m sure that your players and coaches will be up for the task of knocking off the Champs. There was a kid that played RB and KR for Tucker’s Little League team that played Ben Hill in the Frank Ski Bowl back in 2009. Does he play for Tucker H.S.? His number was 4 then and he should be a junior or senior this year.

Dboy

December 5th, 2013
6:15 pm

@BH that was Y. Shelly he is #4 for the varsity team and he is a junior. He will introduce hisself to Gainesville tomorrow!!

Longhorn nation

December 5th, 2013
6:19 pm

@ BH YOU AND THE CREEK BLA BLA BLA can we stop the run you see!!!! are we fast as you will see!!!! can we tackle!!!!! you will see !! Will you panic when were up 14 will see!!!!. Are we for real you find out.. And for your information there is no QB issue my advice to you is keep own planning for next week . UNFINISHED BUISSNES HOOK”EM HORNS

itsonlywrite

December 5th, 2013
6:48 pm

@Tiger4Life … if I see a play where the rain clearly affects our play like when the ball slipped out of Watson’s hands and the ball sailed when trying to hit Byrd in the flats during the MLK vs G-ville game, then of course. But we also handled our biz in the rain too against South Paulding. You better hope that G-ville team doesnt show up tomorrow. And yes we need to win while the getting is good, but for the record, G-ville has BEEN winning. This aint nothing new for us. Semi-finals and Championship games aint nothin new for us boy!!! lol

@Dboy … Im worried a little bit, but I think the weather will be fine tomorrow. And trust me, our team already know about Shelley.

It’s amazing how some of yall are REALLY sleeping on Kell. If you let the blogs tell it, it’s automatically Creekside and Tucker in the championship game. SMH.

#ELEPHANTNATION

Unbiased

December 5th, 2013
6:55 pm

I know nothing about tucker and Gainesville, but for the Kell v. Creekside game ithink it will be close. Both creekside and kell are very good teams and the radon I think it will be close is because I think creekside is understating how fast kell is. The main advantage that creekside has over kell is that kell”s size in their secondary is lacking, but their interior defensive line is giant and may be able to make up for it. As for creekside, from the limited film I’ve seen from them, they look similar in speed with kell, but maybe a little bigger. Nonetheless it will be a hell of a game, as will the tucker vs. Gainsville game.

bh

December 5th, 2013
7:04 pm

@DBoy- Thanks, I have been watching him this year. He was nice then and nicer now. He and Tre Tre (Deuce) were going back and forth in that Frank Ski Bowl. I knew that he would end up being the man when he got to H.S. I am going to have to introduce myself to him when we see yall in the Dome. Deuce was a big fan and it was hard for a player his age to impress Deuce.

@LonghornNation- You Can’t Win Rock. We will see you in just over 24 hours. It won’t be pretty for you either. Done talking to you.

@itsonlywrite- You are overrated. You Can’t Win Either Rock. At least you had last year.

Veteran Observer

December 5th, 2013
7:20 pm

What and where is Creekside? Thinking about going to the game but have never heard of the school until this week. From the blog sounds like a good matchup as no one has beat the Kell defense this year! Also, they played some pretty good AAAAAA schools this year without any trouble.

ATL...

December 5th, 2013
7:36 pm

@bh

where ya’ll playing ai Creekside or Langston Hughes? I saw somewhere they have changed the game to Langston.

bh

December 5th, 2013
7:46 pm

@Unbiased- There is a huge difference in the speed of Creekside and Kell. It will be evident in about 24 hours. I don’t recall seeing Kell’s relay team winning the state last year or one of their guys winning the 100 meters. I did see Creekside players do that. Please don’t disrespect our team speed like that. Say that we are going to lose, but please don’t say that Kell has just as much speed as us. That is no where near being true. If we can’t do nothing else, we can win a foot race. You can look up #1 Evan Berry, #4 Elliot Berry, and #11 Jason Stanley’s track stats. When you do, find Kell’s fastest players and tell me what you see. Creekside is known for Track accomplishments. We take track and field extremely serious. These aren’t just opinions, these are facts. Please get that straight.

bh

December 5th, 2013
7:52 pm

@ATL- I think that it is at Creekside, but I heard the same thing. Langston is right around the corner so it wouldn’t make a difference.

@Veteran Observer- Creekside is a High School and it is located in Fairburn, GA. Please come out and enjoy a great atmosphere for some good old football. Our concession stand and our PA system sucks but you will still have a great time with some hilarious characters. Come to the 50 yard line at the top.