Archive for October, 2010

Rewind: RB Kyle Vorster carries the load for Walton

THE MONDAY MORNING REWIND

Looking back at the players, plays and games that caught our attention over the weekend. Let us know what you saw and heard.

There was a lot of talk among Walton players and fans about going out to celebrate their win over rival Lassiter Friday night. Kyle Vorster was thinking he’d probably take a pass.

“Pretty tired,” Vorster said after the game.

His exhaustion was understandable. The 5-foot-11, 210-pound senior tailback carried the football a staggering 37 times as the Raiders came from behind to beat Lassiter 31-27 Friday night in Marietta. Vorster turned those carries into 243 yards and two touchdowns as coach Rocky Hidalgo went to him off tackle again and again.

“I didn’t realize I was getting it that much,” Vorster said of all the carries. “They just kept calling my number and I kept taking it and was just following my blocking. I have to give it all to our blockers because I couldn’t have done anything without them.”

It’s the second straight …

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QB Eddie Printz Jr. not trying to be another Hutson Mason

CHANNEL 2 SPORTS ZONE GAME OF THE WEEK: WALTON AT LASSITER

Lassiter coach Jep Irwin said he hasn't seen a kid with as much 'arm talent' as sopomore Eddie Printz Jr.

Lassiter coach Jep Irwin said he hasn't seen a kid with as much 'arm talent' as sopomore Eddie Printz Jr.

Quarterback Eddie Printz Jr. had the best seat in the house last year as Hutson Mason set passing record after passing record for Lassiter High. But now Mason has taken his golden arm to the University of Georgia and it’s Printz that is expected to pile up the yards and points for the Trojans.

Printz was a freshman backup last season as Mason set state records for passing yards (4,560) and touchdowns (54). What’s more, Mason did it while leading Lassiter to an undefeated regular season and its first and only region championship. The Trojans (12-1) eventually lost to Colquitt County in the Class AAAAA quarterfinals.

Now here comes Printz, and the similarities between the two players are remarkable. Like Mason, Printz stands 6-foot-3 and weighs in at just under 200 pounds. Printz’s arm, they say, may be a little …

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