McEachern quarterback Trent Thompson will remember this game for the rest of his life. With less than two minutes left against North Gwinnett in the Kell Classic, Thompson led the Indians on a 75-yard drive which ended with a 4-yard touchdown run by Chris Nwagbara to take a 20-17 lead with 10 seconds remaining.
For the second year in a row, it will be county against county in the Metro PCS Corky Kell Classic. In fact, the same eight power programs from last year’s Classic will take part in this year’s event as well
“Revenge is a dish best served cold” is an oft-used old saying. The Norcross Blue Devils agree. After being eliminated by Milton in last year’s Class 5A quarterfinals in a controversial ending, the Blue Devils had a shot Friday night to even the score. And they did with a shocking 59-55 upset of the state’s No. 1 team.
In eight semifinal games played on Thursday in Macon and Gwinnett, the winner of each game calls metro Atlanta home. Meanwhile, six teams from outside the metro area saw their seasons come to an end. In Class AA, Buford and GAC flexed their hoops muscles as each school qualified boys and girls teams into the finals.
From Savannah to the Tennessee line, we were all over the first round of the state basketball playoffs tonight. While there were some upsets - such as Redan and Savannah Christian going down - perennial powers like the Miller Grove boys and Wesleyan girls rolled past out-matched opponents.
Bud Hennebaul and Pete Fritts know their wrestling. After all, they’ve been been involved with the sport since their childhoods. Hennebaul was a five-year-old beginner in Wilkes-Barre, Pa. where his father was running the local youth wrestling program at the YMCA.
The biggest day in college football’s offseason is just around the corner. National Signing Day will take center stage Wednesday when high school seniors can sign binding National Letters of Intent. As always, plenty of the top prospects in the state of Georgia have already made verbal commitments to their schools of choice.
Sometimes it is better to be lucky than good. For McEachern, it was better to be lucky and good in their 31-28 win over North Cobb. Quarterback Trent Thompson hit receiver Rory Anderson on a 13-yard touchdown pass with 45 seconds left to complete a second-half comeback and give the Indians their seventh win of the season.