7 days 5 of significant school football in Augusta was comprehensive of motion, though some of it was not what anybody expected.
The ingredients had been there: a big-time location matchup between Laney-Thomson, the rivalry concerning Harlem and Aquinas, Burke County web hosting a key non-area opponent and a person area coach seeking for his to start with occupation get.
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Here’s what we realized:
Laney-Thomson perhaps robbed of terrific sport
Regretably, gunfire outside the house of Laney Stadium stole the display Friday when the Wildcats and Bulldogs ought to have been the middle of interest.
With Thomson primary 15-14 late in the 3rd quarter, the match was postponed immediately after various shots have been listened to outside the stadium.
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It can be challenging to appear back again down to the Xs and Os after something like that, but this sport warrants it. I wrote in the Thursday preview that if Laney’s defensive front could keep up, together with its offense sustaining a handful of drives, the Wildcats (3-) would have a opportunity at the upset.
Effectively, the initial quarter could not have absent greater for Laney.
Thomson (2-1) opened the activity with a 3-and-out and Laney answered with a nine-minute drive that ended in a limited dashing landing at the commencing of the second quarter (with a two-place conversion). In legitimate Thomson vogue, the Bulldogs answered back again with a 4:37 drive of its personal, ending in a Jontavis Curry speeding rating.
Thomson scored again with Storm Hunt returning a punt 45 yards to the conclude zone, offering the Bulldogs a 15-8 direct.
Laney could’ve folded there.
But Wildcats quarterback Keshaun Sanders took more than on the next travel, hitting receiver Willie Booker on a 48-yard bomb to get into the red zone. Sanders finished the push two plays later with a 21-lawn speeding rating (and managing above a Thomson defender at the intention line in the procedure). They trailed 15-14 soon after a unsuccessful two-point conversion.
After the 50 percent, Laney arrived out and went 3-and-out on its very first push and experienced to punt. That Wildcat defensive front showed its face all over again, recovering a fumbled snap on the Bulldogs’ initially play. Soon just after, the shots rang out.
Thomson led 15-14 with 6:28 remaining. The sport will resume Oct. 14, when both groups have a bye 7 days. It’s tricky to say if this magic will pick suitable up where by it left off soon after a thirty day period-long hiatus, but a person can hope. This was an quick-vintage in the producing.
Bouquets steps up for Burke County
Trailing Oconee County 21-14 with under a moment remaining in regulation, senior Burke County quarterback Marshall Flowers sent with a touchdown pass to ship the match into additional time.
He delivered all over again in the more time period as the Bears (4-) secured the 28-21 victory. The three-calendar year starter has been recognised to make plays with his legs and arm, but he can also action up in the clutch.
The activity was neck-and-neck all night time as the two groups ended up tied at 7-7 at the fifty percent prior to trading scores in the 3rd and 4th quarters. Though the earn over the Warriors will absolutely be felt around the state, it truly is just the beginning for Eric Parker’s squad.
For Burke County, this is the first activity in a thirty day period-extensive gauntlet. The Bears’ following three matchups are in opposition to Statesboro (Sept. 23), Wayne County (Sept. 30) and Benedictine (Oct. 6). Arrive state playoff time, there will possible not be a team in Georgia more fight-examined than Burke County.
Harlem requires next-straight more than Aquinas
Immediately after Aquinas took 4 in a row in excess of Harlem, Harlem now has a acquire streak of its personal.
The Bulldogs (4-1) secured a 27-20 earn, led by quarterback Ryan Newman and tailback Jason Williams. Newman found the stop zone twice, like a 60-property landing to Jon Jon Howard for the Bulldogs’ very first score. Williams continued accomplishing Williams matters with a pair of hurrying touchdowns of his individual.
Irrespective of the decline, Aquinas (3-1) quarterback Jim Franklin ongoing to generate. He located Kevin Douglas on a 15-property strike for the first rating of the game. He additional two more touchdowns on the evening, both of those to multipurpose star Clark Jackson.
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Harlem is idle up coming Friday, but squares off in opposition to Cross Creek in two months. Aquinas can take on Greenbrier Sept. 23 for the first assembly in the programs’ history.
Horn secures to start with coaching earn
Cross Creek soccer mentor Ezzard Horn — and his players — found themselves in a virtually unattainable condition correct right before the time. Using above as head mentor just two weeks just before the period opener is barely ample time to prepare for a video game, enable by yourself a entire time.
The Razorbacks understandably took their lumps through three video games, dropping in blowouts to Butler, Glenn Hills and Jenkins County. The clouds parted on Friday, on the other hand, as Cross Creek defeated Savannah 32-8.
According to Horn, this will be the very first of many. His eyesight is considerably from using Cross Creek as career a stepping stone, which a lot of earlier coaches have. He arrived in with an enthusiasm aimed at developing steadiness inside of the program and owning that steadiness extend into the neighborhood.
“I usually reported that if I bought the likelihood to coach soccer, our method is likely to flip Augusta on its head,” Horn explained to the Chronicle when he was hired. “You’ve got to bring fresh tips into a area like this. You have obtained to operate these young children tricky and establish culture from their freshman year. You have obtained to get in the center schools and acquire points there. Augusta is primed for a increase in soccer, but you have just obtained to have the proper variety of leadership in location at these educational institutions.”
The Razorbacks travel to Hart County future 7 days.
Massive night time from Jean potential customers Grovetown to victory
We haven’t read much from Grovetown (3-1) running back again Joseph Jean coming into this 7 days. He’s only experienced a handful of carries as a result of three game titles.
That improved Friday when he scored a few instances in the second 50 percent in Grovetown’s 49-27 get more than Jefferson County. The Division-I prospect had hurrying scores of 60, 55 and 1 garden. While it appears like he’s seen a bulk of his snaps on defense up until finally this place, placing him back in the backfield rotation could have been just what the doctor requested.
Grovetown travels to Evans following week for a massive area matchup and the Warriors possible bear in mind very last year’s 42-20 decline.
Cronan, Waiters merge for major offensive effectiveness
Augusta Prep (2-2) has two-straight wins and they observed Friday’s 27-20 earn over Bulloch Academy substantially like they did a week back.
Quarterback Tyon Waiters and tailback Bryson Cronan the moment again put together for stellar figures on offense. Waiters completed four of 8 passes for 90 yards and a touchdown, whilst including 41 yards on the floor and a rating. Cronan, on the other hand, racked up 123 yards and a touchdown on the ground. Mentor Todd Booker’s offense is buzzing and it can be straightforward to see why Waiters and Cronan each individual have Player of the 7 days nods.
Augusta Prep travels to Glascock County subsequent week.