Patriots and Panthers pick up region wins

Fri, 10/09/2009 - 9:45pm
By: Michael Boylan

Patriots and Panthers win, Tigers lose

Sandy Creek continued their dominant play. The Patriots improved to 5-1 (2-0 region) with a 48-9 win over the McIntosh Chiefs (3-3, 0-2 region). Rajion Neal scored three first half touchdowns and didn’t play in the second half. More details on this game to come.

Whitewater (2-4, 0-2 region) started the scoring in their rivalry game at Starr’s Mill (3-3, 2-0 region) with a long run from Josh Clemons. Starr’s Mill’s Jeffrey Greene tied the game on a big play of his own and the two teams remained deadlocked until the third. The Panthers kicked a field goal in the third quarter but Whitewater took a 14-10 lead with a 70 yard run from Brandon Collins. Trenton Edwards gave Starr’s Mill a 17-14 lead with a 50 yard touchdown run but Whitewater forced overtime with a field goal in the final 30 seconds of the game. In overtime, Zach Laskey scored for the Panthers giving them the win.

Fayette County (3-3, 1-1 region) trailed Northgate (2-4, 1-1 region) 14-0 in the second quarter but the cut the lead to 14-7 when quarterback Jensen Floyd connected with Eric Lauderdale on a touchdown pass. Lauderdale was named Homecoming Prince for the Junior Class at halftime, but there were no highlights for the Tigers in the second half. Northgate added a touchdown on a quarterback keeper from Toby Slagle in the third quarter and added a field goal late.

In other games tonight, Landmark Christian (4-3, 4-1 region) lost to Holy Innocents 41-18. Our Lady of Mercy (2-4, 1-4 region) lost to Southwest Atlanta 22-14.

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Submitted by MacTheKnife on Sat, 10/10/2009 - 8:28pm.

.... they would run the table, "win out" and all after that freakish loss to Sandy Creek.

Maybe now she sees why we find the wildcat fans like her so arrogant.

Do it, then talk about it.

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Submitted by Fyt35 on Sun, 10/11/2009 - 3:28pm.

What a great game this was, and it lived up to the hype. When these two teams play records mean nothing; the players and coaches put everything on the line and it showed on Friday. This game will go down as a classic, my Wildcats lost but both teams played well with the Panthers drawing last blood. Fans,students and players showed great sportsmanship throughout and after the game, I was happy to catch up with some my friends at SMHS after the game, great job guys!

JMart, I can assure that Wildcat Momma is the voice of a very small minority we are hopefully trying to weed out at the school, most of us do not share her feelings and understand the game better. There are people like her on everything team, you know it. Believe me when I tell you that she does not speak for the Wildcat Den!

Submitted by MacTheKnife on Sun, 10/11/2009 - 5:42pm.

I appreciate those who appreciate a good contest between these young men. Both of those schools have good reason to be proud but no reason to be arrogant. There isn't one good high school in Fayette County there are five. There isn't one 'Real Cat' in town there are three. There isn't two communities in town there is one.

I have acquaintances in every school district in the county and almost to the person they appreciate all the county offers without judgement or a feeling of supremacy.

I suppose a few lonely souls, disappointed at how their life has turned out, have decided to live vicariously through a child or a school. Sadly, this even appears to be the case for a few school administrators as well.

regardless, you sir are a credit to all fans and parents and your willingness to support all of the schools in your area bode well for how your children will grow up with a solid sense of community.

By the way, don't go too hard on the 'tosh when you see us and may the best team win (with class).

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