Friday, October 14, 2011
Here's your chance to vote for the best (or your favorite) high school football team in Gwinnett County.
Did you know that there are at least five different organizations that rank high school football teams in Georgia? Few of them are in agreement, and none of them ask for your opinion. Here's your chance to chime in. The question is simple: Who has the best football team in Gwinnett County? We've got lots of good teams, but who are kings of the hill? Take the poll below and vote for your favorite. Cast your vote based on performance, who has the best players (or band), or just to show your team some love. There is no wrong answer. COMING TONIGHT ON PATCH Friday Night Scoreboard: All the scores you want, updated as they're reported to Patch.
Thursday, October 13, 2011
Norcross has second big region matchup in a row; GAC and Meadowcreek will keep streaks alive.
Every week, I pick high school football games that are played in Patch coverage areas from Cumming to Stone Mountain. Check out this week's predictions, then let us know how you think your team will fare in the comment box below ... if you dare. Last week’s best picks: Peachtree Ridge 28, Collins Hill 24 (actual score, Peachtree Ridge 28, Collins Hill 27); Parkview 21, Central Gwinnett 14 (actual score, Parkview 22, Central Gwinnett 15). Last week’s worst picks: Shiloh 17, Archer 14 (actual score, Archer 35, Shiloh 0); Lambert 21, Johns Creek 20 (actual score, Johns Creek 23, Lambert 0). Last week's record: 17-6-1. Overall record: 124-36-1. Are you ready for another round of picks? Norcross at Peachtree Ridge: This is another big game that…
Saturday, September 24, 2011
Bulldogs score 10 touchdowns in rout of Meadowcreek Mustangs on Friday night.
Updated 5:06 a.m., Sept. 24, 2011 The seventh-ranked North Gwinnett Bulldogs (4-1) dominated the Meadowcreek Mustangs (0-5) 71-6 Friday night in Suwanee. From the opening kickoff to the final touchdown with 14 seconds left, the Bulldogs controlled the game. North scored 10 touchdowns — one of which came on defense — and a safety, and took advantage of multiple Meadowcreek turnovers. The only chink in the Bulldogs' armor was their special teams. The Bulldogs had a PAT blocked and the Mustangs ran a kickoff return back 98 yards for a touchdown. The Mustangs had another kickoff return for a touchdown called back by a personal foul. The scoring started with Scotty Hosch throwing a touchdown to Joseph Jones on the opening drive. After that the …
Friday, September 23, 2011
Norcross, Meadowcreek and GAC fans should see great game-watching conditions tonight.
Friday, September 23, 2011
We are thankful about two things concerning the weather. One, we received some much-needed rain Thursday and overnight — well more than an inch in many places. Two, it’s not going to rain on local high school football games tonight. Well, at least it shouldn’t. According to Weather.com, there will only be a 20-percent chance of precipitation for local games involving Norcross High (at Mill Creek, 8 p.m.), Meadowcreek High (at North Gwinnett, 7:30 p.m.) and Greater Atlanta Christian (at home vs. Blessed Trinity, 7:30 p.m.). Kickoff temperatures should be in the low-70s and fall into the low-60s by the end of the game. A light jacket or sweater should keep you comfy. Sounds like great conditions for football fans! Go prepared and enjoy the …
Thursday, September 22, 2011
Norcross, Greater Atlanta Christian should keep things rolling.
Every week, I pick high-school football games that are played in Patch coverage areas from Stone Mountain to Cumming. Check out this week's predictions, then let us know how you think your team will fare in the comment box below ... if you dare. Last week's record: 20-5. Overall record: 77-20. Are you ready for another round of picks? Norcross at Mill Creek: This Friday TV game (8 p.m., GPB) set up as a potential battle between undefeated teams looking for supremacy at the top of the Region 7-AAAAA standings. Then, a funny little thing happen on the way — namely Mill Creek’s stunning 9-7 loss to Mountain View last week. The Hawks (3-1, 0-1) still have to be considered a playoff contender, but a loss to a team that went 2-8 last year makes …
Friday, September 16, 2011
Mustangs barely avoid a shutout by scoring with less than two minutes left in the game.
The Peachtree Ridge Lions nearly shut out the Meadowcreek Mustangs 55-6 Friday night at Meadowcreek. The first half of the game belonged to the Lions. They scored five touchdowns, two safeties and a field goal and ended the half ahead 41-0. The Lions were only able to score two more touchdowns in the second half against a better prepared Mustang defense. Meadowcreek’s offense never gave up, either. With less than 2 minutes remaining in the game they scored a touchdown of their own to prevent a shutout. Peachtree Ridge improved to 3-1 while Meadowcreek's record fell to 0-4.
Then come back to Norcross Patch for coverage of the Blue Devils and Mustangs.
Friday, September 16, 2011
There's plenty of local high school football action planned for tonight and if you're headed to any of the games, you might want to take a jacket or sweater — you might even want to wear it. According to Weather.com, the temperature at kickoff to tonight's games at Norcross (vs. Duluth) and Meadowcreek (vs. Peachtree Ridge) high schools will be in the mid-60s. By the time you get out of the stadium, the temperature is likely to be below 60. Although it's only a 10 percent chance, there also is a slight possiblity of a sprinkle of rain, so getting wet isn't out of the question either. Go prepared and enjoy the game! Check back with Norcross Patch later tonight for score updates from all over the area, and coverage of Norcross and …
Thursday, September 15, 2011
Norcoss, GAC look like favorites; Meadowcreek may be overmatched.
I was leaving church Wednesday night when I heard the beautiful words: “Thank God for football season.” “Amen,” I thought, as I felt a comfortably cool breeze hit me under the striking golden hues of sunset. “That’s right,” I was still thinking. The summer heat has broken and become Chamber-of-Commerce quality. College and pro games have started, there’s a game on TV almost every night and our favorite sons are playing high-school ball every weekend in our neighborhood stadiums. I took a deep breath to take it all in. How great it is! “Football season is beautiful,” I said in agreement with my fellow church member. She rolled her eyes. The mother then rattled off what it’s like to have a young boy playing in a youth league in Gwinnett …
Saturday, September 10, 2011
Melissa Tovar was crowned the Meadowcreek Homecoming Queen.
The Wheeler Wildcats shut out the Meadowcreek Mustangs 26-0 Friday night at Meadowcreek’s homecoming game. Wheeler (1-2) scored 17 points in the second quarter to pull away after a close first half to win its first game of the season. The Wildcats led 3-0 at halftime. Meadowcreek fell to 0-3. Meadowcreek named its homecoming queen (Melissa Tovar) and its band performed a tribute balloon release to honor those who lost their lives in the 9/11 attack.
Thursday, September 8, 2011
Norcross should win again, but can Meadowcreek break the streak?
I was humbled a bit last week in my predictions of high-school football games played in Patch coverage areas from Stone Mountain to Cumming. After a can-you-believe-it 21-3 record the first week, I cooled off to a 16-6 mark last week (38-9 overall). I only missed badly on one pick. Really. So, let's lace 'em up for another week. Are you ready? Roswell at Norcross: This is a matchup of teams heading in different directions. Roswell saw a two-touchdown lead over Collins Hills evaporate in its season-opener and hasn’t looked the same since. The Hornets (0-2) were beaten soundly 31-2 last week by Peachtree Ridge. Both of the Hornets' losses have been on their home field. Norcross (2-0) has been impressive in wins over Dacula and Parkview, and …