As my esteemed GPB Sports colleague Jon Nelson alerted you last night by popular demand, the GPB Sports Blog is back.
As we get ready for week 3 and our first trip in 2012 to Roswell to see host Centennial Knights host the Etowah Eagles, lets reflect back on the first two weeks.
One name above all names in Georgia High School Football has reigned supreme, is the name of Tyren Jones of Walton High School. The raw talent and the added 20 pounds of muscle has given added dimension to this very talented tailback. Jon Nelson remarked that Jones's 332 yard 47 carry and 4TD performance against McEachern in the Big Chicken East-West Cobb County Classic was a single game, single season Walton record. It bettered Michael Boydston's 329 mark set back 2008 against Alpharetta.
It was the 5th time in Raiders school history a back had rushed for over 300 yards a game- Boydston, and Justin Forte twice, and Tyren at the Kell against Brookwood and then last week versus the McEachern Indians.
Jones is on the pace to shatter all the state records amassed by ECI tailback Washaun Ealey. Jones's stats rival or better than those of former Stephenson tailbacks Mike Davis, and Kregg Lumpkin, former MLK tailback Mack Brown, and former Parkview & Greater Atlanta Christian star Caleb King. Jones and the third-ranked Walton Raiders have this week off before they travel to North Cobb to face the Warriors on September 14th. I caught up with Jones after his record-breaking performance in the 37-35 win over the Indians. Jones headlines this year's first edition of the GPB Sports Blog.
Enjoy the words of Tyren the Great!
Our coverage of the Etowah-Centennial game starts at 7:30PM with the Football Friday's All-Access pass where we all welcome Jenn Hobby from Q100 and "The Bert Show" Join Mark Harmon, Jon Nelson, Grace Olson, Trey McDaniel, Rayven Tirado on the #GREATGPB. Kickoff is shortly after 8PM. JOIN US!