People always say that without the sour, the sweet is never as sweet. Well, the folks at Cross Keys High School have had enough sour in their time that these last two weeks have been as sweet as it can get. In a football program where losing is expected, the Indians have defied all expectations and won their last two football games to bring their record to 2-3-1 on the season
In this week's newest edition of the 44, our staff has again made two changes: Justin Watts of Peachtree Ridge and Xavier Walker of Duluth are both out and have been replaced by Carver's Riyahd Jones and Westlake's Ronnie Harris. See the full list to see what players from your team made the cut!
Another Friday night has come and gone and the top 10 football rankings have seen more changes. Class AAAA saw the most alterations after Kell defeated Hiram to knock the Hornets out of the top 10. The Longhorns moved up a spot to No. 4 as a result of their dominant 30-7 win. Griffin dropped from No. 4 to No. 5 despite a blowout win over Alcovy.
It was homecoming night at Centennial’s Fortress but the festivities took a bit of a hit after the Wolverines of West Forsyth took advantage of some early turnovers to lead 23-0 after the first quarter en route to a 43-7 victory. West Forsyth, playing it just its third season of varsity football and it first season in Class-AAAAA, up from AAA, earned its first Region 6-AAAAA win thanks to a powerful ground game.
North Gwinnett 45, Meadowcreek 0: C.J. Uzomah accounted for three touchdowns as the visiting Bulldogs (5-0) raced to 31-0 halftime lead. Uzomah was 10-for-10 passing for 90 yards and two touchdowns and also ran for a score.
Kell at Hiram The No. 5 Longhorns have had many storylines written about them in the first five weeks of the season, while No. 6 Hiram has compiled the same 4-0 overall record. The two Region 5-AAAA programs will meet Friday in Hornets Stadium for one of the better games in the classification thus far in 2010.
West Forsyth travels to Centennial this week to get region play started in a newly realigned Region 6-AAAAA. The last team to win the region and still currently in the region is Roswell who won it in 2005. This region is wide open and newcomer West Forsyth looks to make an impact.
Having lost two games in a row and without star running back Ralph David Abernathy last Friday night, the Westminster Wildcats stepped up and earned their first Region 6-AA win of the season by defeating Greater Atlanta Christian 24-13.
The Kell Longhorns stayed on track last week and improved to 4-0 with a tough 20-13 win over East Paulding. Running back Brian Randolph carried the ball 17 times for a team-high 135 yards and two touchdowns to lead the ‘Horns.
In the third quarter of Marist’s crucial region matchup against Southwest DeKalb, head coach Alan Chadwick saw that one of his most reliable players didn’t have his head in the game. That player was kicker Austin Hardin, who had been 5-for-5 on field goals for the year, but had missed his first two during the pivotal Region 6, Class 4A matchup.