Creekside 55, Kell 10

After its defense got shredded on the game’s opening possession, Creekside solved the Kell offense and rolled into its first state finals appearance.

The Seminoles (14-0) got 219 yards and three touchdowns from senior Dexter Knox and junior Bricen Terry added 123 yards and three touchdowns of his own in a 55-10 win, the third time this year they’ve topped 50 points.

Creekside, which lost to Statesboro in its only previous semifinals appearance in 2000, left little doubt in this one.

The Seminoles rushed for 438 yards and out-gained Kell 462-301. They converted a pair of Longhorm mistakes into touchdowns to key a 21-point second quarter, then turned the game into a laugher with two more scores in the first five minutes of the second half.

Overall, Kell committed four turnovers, including three interceptions.

On the opening possession Kell (13-1) ran nine straight running plays for 75 yards, moving from its 24-yard line to the Creekside 1 before settling for Cameron Massung’s 20-yard field goal.

Creekside matched the drive but came away empty on its first series, when Francisco Alejandre’s 29-yard field goal attempt went wide left.

Creekside capitalized on a bad punt snap to take the lead. Evan Berry recovered the ball at the Kell 5-yard line after it sailed over the head of Kell punter Julien Chang. Three plays later Terry pushed in from two yards out for a 7-3 lead.

The Creekside defense forced a three-and-out on the next series, and after a short Chang punt gave the Seminoles the ball at the Kell 39.

Knox quickly made it a two-score game, breaking a tackle at line, busting through two more defenders and sprinting the last 25 yards for the touchdown.

An interception by Cameron Jackson gave Creekside the ball and Terry’s 2-yard run with 2:20 left in the half capped a 60-yard drive and made it 21-3.

The Seminoles erased any doubt about the outcome in the early stages of the third quarter. Elliott Berry, in his only carry of the game, burst off tackle and up the left sideline for an 80-yard touchdown run on the first play of the period.

His brother Evan intercepted a pass from Kell quarterback Matthew McGuigan on the ensuing possession, and the Seminoles drove 50 yards in eight plays to make it 34-3. Terry’s 21-yard run finished off the drive.

Julian Burris scored Kell’s only touchdown on a 67-yard pass from McGuigan, and Creekside led 34-10 entering the fourth period. Knox scored twice and Julian Gibbs once to finish it off.

Kell 3 0 7 0 – 10

Creekside 0 21 13 21 – 55

K – Cameron Massung 20 field goal

C – Bricen Terry 2 run (Francisco Alejandre kick)

C – Dexter Knox 39 run (Alejandre kick)

C – Terry 2 run (Alejandre kick)

C – Elliott Berry 80 run (kick failed)

C – Terry 21 run (Alejandre kick)

K – Julian Burris 67 pass from Matthew McGuigan (Massung kick)

C – Knox 12 run (Alejandre kick)

C – Julian Gibbs 10 run (Alejandre kick)

C – Knox 51 run (Alejandre kick)

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December 6th, 2013
10:45 pm

Welcome, To The Newness…………Noles Football

Been trying to tell y’all

Kell Dad

December 6th, 2013
11:16 pm

I’m proud of my Long Horns. Great season boys and hold your heads up high ya done good. Creekside played amazing and they earned the Finals against us.and I wish them all the best in their match against Tucker for all the marbles.

Tucker all I can say is thank you hopefully this shuts up Steve, but probably not he will whine and complain about something.

The best two teams will meet in the dome and I wish each all the best. May the better team win you each have earned the right to be called State Champion.


December 6th, 2013
11:28 pm

Thanks @Kell dad where is Steve well his blogging days are over. Very proud of my boys tonight. Tucker is next so it’s time to watch film on them. I’m not to impressed with them as I attended the Mays vs Tucker game. Tucker is a good team but match ups are key.


December 6th, 2013
11:50 pm

Congrats Creekside on your victory……I look forward to seeing the match up against Tucker

@Creekside Dad

Holla at me…..Although Tucker is in our reg. I will be cheering for da fam and all of the DEUCE supporters!!!!


December 6th, 2013
11:55 pm

Congratulations Creekside on your win and an incredible season thus far…!!!

Longhorn nation

December 6th, 2013
11:56 pm

Congrats to BH AND CREEKSIDE boys they have a great team well coach bring that ring home. KELL WE ARE PROUD OF YOU GREAT SEASON … HOOKE” HORNS


December 7th, 2013
12:26 am

As an alum of SWD Buck Godfrey hands down great coach the best out of Dekalb County. Now where are the non-believers Creekside 55 Kell 10. Now we focus on Tucker. Honestly Tucker does not match up with us. They have to play too many guys both ways. This is not Pop Warner ball it won’t work in the Dome. We will wear u down. Now this is how I’ve scouted my opponent all year and so far it’s worked. Kell best mays 26-15. Tucker beat Mays 16-11. Now Kell and Tucker seems evenly matched up. They both best Mays by a marginal 7 points. Now here comes the mix match. CREEKSIDE best Kell 55-10 now who gonna check me dog. I’m sorry guys I know but Men Lie Women Lie but Numbers Don’t Lie. See ya in the Dome! Better get them boys plenty rest cause it’s gonna be a Cross Country Track Meet. Especially if ur coach can’t find any replacements on that bench.

To all the teams that Creekside has faced and to the team they’re playing in the Dome. Look in all seriousness these boys are on a mission on 8-17 the day after they lost their brother on that field they was on a mission and please understand that it’s not personal it’s business. Watching them practice and going into film sessions these boys are very serious. They’re on a mission nothing will get in their way. Most of you can tell cause when they play it’s like they’re receiving an extra boost. The coaching staff has done a remarkable job.

@bh hey man you know a thing or two about football you said 50 and we put up 55. Can’t wait to see your predictions on Creekside vs Tucker. Kinda think it’s going to be a regular day at the office. These teams are evenly matched so not worried but hit me got some ideas about some shirts for the Dome got parents asking me if we gonna have shirts so let me know if you need any help.

@tuc2003 the game is Friday @ 8:30pm. This game is Fulton County vs Dekalb County. Welcome All vs Tucker all over again. I’m so glad y’all won thank you. It’s bout time the Metro Atlanta Area showcase the talent that they produce year after year. Good job tonight. Now I before I tear it down for tonight it’s time to break y’all down on film maybe it’s something I missed from watching the Mays game. Friday will be here before you know it. Creekside 14-0 #domebound #letseatdeuce #seminoles

Do it for Deuce!!!!


December 7th, 2013
12:28 am

bh, Creekside-Dad & all CAPS Creekside The Noles- good game looking forward to a good on next week at the Dome.

@Creekside-Dad don’t suggest to your head coach what ya’ll use to do deep in playoffs when you was playing at SWD, those ole skool COACH BUCK plays ain’t gone work lol! just having a little fun.
talk to ya’ll this week


December 7th, 2013
1:42 am

@TuckerD Buck had five plays favorite one 34 dive lol naw man I miss those days. We ran Dekalb County. Good game tonight I was keeping up with y’all game hoping y’all Win. Soon as it was over I get a call from a Tucker parent talking trash. If y’all would’ve lost I was going to arrange a scrimmage or some just to see who is better. cause we want to play the best to end all discussion. Fulton vs Dekalb let’s go this is for bragging rights. Might not get another Metro Atlanta Championship well we are Metro in my book we only 10 min outside of 285. But I been to a couple of ya tailgates can’t wait to crash this one in my Creekside gear. Talking cash Money trash to ya fans and oh yeah no a Chili I hate beans fry some fish or crank the grill up lol I like white it keeps me hype keep that brown for that frown u goin to have

timm b3

December 7th, 2013
2:14 am

hey creekside-dad congrats on a dam good game and year we over her here in tuck-Nation we no the hard road you guys was on god is good man this is for bragging rights can’t wait to see yall hell we are going to bring the dome down Friday for the falcons after we finish all they got to do is start working on the new dome drive safe bro see you Friday.


December 7th, 2013
8:50 am

Grandma is proud of you Cameron R !!!

Mr. CoachPhil

December 7th, 2013
8:59 am

The Berry boys, Cam Jackson, Lil Brice, and the list goes on. Too many weopons at Creekside. Plus this season dedicated to my main man, my nephew, Tre-Tre.


December 7th, 2013
9:12 am

CONGRATULATIONS to TUCKER and CREEKSIDE for their wins last night and a trip to the STATE CHAMPIONSHIP!!! TUCKER and GAINESVILLE had pretty much the kind of game I thought they would…a close fought match that could have gone either way.

CREEKSIDE absolutely manhandled KELL…I thought KELL would have kept the game closer…

Gonna be a GREAT game to see this Friday…TUCKER’S “D” against CREEKSIDE’S “O”…

I plan to be at the DOME both days…



Coach Jones

December 7th, 2013
11:15 am

SouthSide! It’s about time a coach come in a do what he is suppose to do with D1 GUYS! We are the leading state with the most NFL players in the league. Coach Downs we thank you for showing these coach how to be a sound team. In three parts of the game Running, Tackling, Special Teams! Fulton Co has not had Cam Newton, Eric Berry, Pac Man Jones, Chance Womack, Sean Jones just to name a few but ZERO State Champions! Westlake, Tri-Cities, Creekside, Banneker! But now its our time to shine! Lil Tre Tre is up there with our Creator an he smiling on them ! There is nothing we can do to stop GOD blessing on these young men! Creekside by 10! Like 2 Chainz said will south with an F! See you there!


December 7th, 2013
11:30 am

We North Paulding fans congratulate Creekside and we accept your apology Longhorn Nation!


December 7th, 2013
12:53 pm

Congratulations to the Creekside Family! Coaches, players, students, community, faculty and staff. It’s well deserved you’ve succeeded under trying circumstances. One more victory to reach your goal. Finish the Drill.

The difference is your offensive line. Your center Stephenson is the complete package. Any idea what schools are after the linemen at Creekside? For those familiar this is a match between old MAFYL players and United (Southern Competitive Football League) players. A truly good match up.


December 7th, 2013
3:37 pm

Kudos and Congrats to the Creekside Family as well.I tip my cap to the young men who bought the
vision placed in front of them after such a tragic event right in front of their young eyes.What Coach
Downs and his Staff,have done is nothing short of PHENOMENAL,taking guys who have never started a varsity game,not played a down at a position and showed them they can not only play,but
they can win and be successful ! Great to see a well-Coached from the Southside.Get 1 for #2


December 8th, 2013
2:28 pm

@Coach’sDad well said I nominate Coach Downs for Coach of the year.