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The Five Things I Know... Week Four Edition

By Jon NelsonPosted September 20, 2011 12:16am (EDT)
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I've come to the conclusion that there are parts of modern technology that just want to toy with me and have no common regard for my timetables...

I'd like to do something one time, and one time only... not the "few" times it took to do a column the other day... or the "more than one" time it'll take to do this one before I'm through...

Does anyone out there have the same problems I do with computers...???
All I ask is for something to work when it's supposed to... not when it feels like it...

So, for the ump-teenth time... and, no, I don't have a quantifiable number to attch to that term... here we go...

As always, it's in no particluar order...

First thing I know...

We are closing in on milestones...

Alan Chadwick is at win 293 now after the 23-6 over SW DeKalb and Mary Persons head coach Rodney Walker is at win 295 after beating Howard 36-0. Mary Persons held Howard to 114 yards in total offense and led 29-0 at halftime. Mary Persons had 323 yards rushing and are ranked for the first time since 2003...

The GPB folks might be checking in on Walker as he gets closer to 300 in a little while...
Jus' a heads-up...

Second thing I know...

The non-region schedule is setting the not-so-average bear up for region schedule...

Example- Eric Parker and the Burke County Bears went from Waynesboro down to Lowndes and played the Vikings, losing 31-21. But that's a good test for them... and another reminder that the first season sets you up for the second season- unless you're in a place like region 4-A or 6-AAAA where all you do is play region schedules. And, as a result of that, you have to be ready for the post-season in a long region run...

Third thing I know...

Until further notice, Thomson is for real...

The Bulldogs beat Washington County 45-38 in two overtimes in Sandersville- the first win for Thomson there since 1988. Thomson trailed 24-13 at halftime but won on Chris Jordan's 4-yard run in the second overtime. Washington County had first-and-goal from the 4 in the second overtime but was sacked twice and threw incomplete on fourth down...

"This was an opportunity to go 3-0, which is something we haven't done in several years, and it was an opportunity to make a statement," said Thomson head coach Milan Turner to Scott Michaux of the Augusta Chronicle. "To beat a team like Washington County on the road at the House of Pain, I thought that would be a big statement for our kids and the program. I'm proud of our kids."

And I know how Mark Harmon likes synergy and cyclical stories...

The coaching staff Turner has assembled includes Lee Hutto and Trent Pruitt- the son of Fitzgerald head coach Robbie Pruitt. Fitzgerald was the place where Turner had his last assistantship before taking the head coaching job at ECI.

How's that one, Mark...???

Fourth thing I know...

The "Region of Doom" ((aka Region 2-A)) is not disappointing...

Two weeks ago, Wilcox took out Clinch in Rochelle. Last week, Clinch survived a game with Bacon County 14-13. Bacon missed a PAT and a field goal attempt with less than 30 seconds left in regulation. Charlton is ranked between Clinch and Wilcox in the SIngle-A top ten and they get an improving Irwin County team that gets Atkinson. Wilcox gets Telfair County this time around, and Clinch gets Irwin...

Got all that...??? There's a test at the bottom of the page...

Fifth thing I know...

Shameless plug time...

After a great game on the web in Colquitt and Warner Robins, they get another great contest with two top five double-A teams in Lovett and Buford at Tom Riden Stadium. Here's one of those "Hey, Did You Know?" elements for Rachel and the guys whose pre-game starts at 7:25 or so...

Wolves head coach Jess SImpson is 87-4 at Buford... do the math on that one...

The TV side has another good game with Mill Creek hosting Norcross. The Hawks are trying to avenge a 15-point loss form last season. the pre-game show there starts a little before 8PM...

So, thanks for following us so far this season on Facebook, Twitter, the web, your iPhone, or your TV...
Keep following and letting us know what you like...

Play it safe, everyone... I'll talk to you soon...

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