Monday, August 6, 2012
The coaches from six prep teams will preview the season at Wednesday's Chamber of Commerce breakfast.
Monday, August 6, 2012
Northeast Cobb, are you ready for some football? The head coaches of the six public high schools in East and Northeast Cobb will talk about their teams at Wednesday's Pigskin Preview breakfast of the Cobb Chamber of Commerce East Cobb Area Council. The breakfast takes places from 7:45 a.m. to 9 a.m. at the clubhouse of Indian Hills Country Club, 4001 Clubland Drive. Online registration has ended; admission at the door is $25 for chamber members and $35 for non-members. Last season was one to remember for high school football in East Cobb. Walton reached the Class AAAAA finals, defeating backyard rival Lassiter in the semifinals. Both teams are expected to be among the best in the state again this fall. Pope and Kell qualified for the …
Friday, July 13, 2012
The Longhorns' safety decided in secret last week to play for UGA.
In a move that was meant to surprise his mother, Kell High School football safety Quincy Mauger announced his verbal commitment to the University of Georgia Bulldogs before the start of the school's prospect camp on Friday. According to the Atlanta Journal-Constitution, Mauger had picked Georgia over the University of Central Florida last week, but kept his decision close to the vest until the announcement just before the annual "Dawg Night" camp. “I picked Georgia because it has everything I need to be successful with academics and on the football. It’s a great opportunity, and I took it,” said Mauger in the AJC. It remains to be seen whether or not Mauger's decision will influence Brendan Langley, who is also attending the camp despite …
Friday, June 29, 2012
Despite losing star player Brendan Langley, the Longhorns went undefeated in the McEachern 7 on 7 tournament.
Kell High School's football program has another item for the trophy case after they went 8-0 in the recent seven-on-seven invitational tournament hosted by McEachern High School, despite losing a star player halfway through the competition. Cornerback and wide receiver Brendan Langley sprained his ankle in the tournament's fourth game against North Paulding. The Longhorns rallied whilst a man down, with several players stepping up to fill the hole left by Langley's absence. Kell football coach Derek Cook praised the efforts of Austin Wade and Jay Moxey, who filled in for Langley on offense and defense, respectively. “I was proud of how our guys reacted to the injury,” said Cook. “The way the other guys stood up and took their game to a …
Thursday, June 28, 2012
It's not entirely clear what bumped the Dawgs out of Brendan Langley's top spot.
University of Georgia football fans who were looking forward to Kell High School star cornerback and wide receiver Brendan Langley donning a Bulldog cap on National Signing Day may be in for a disappointment. “I had a little bit of a misunderstanding with Georgia but it’s already been cleared up for a while now,” Langley told the Atlanta Journal-Constitution on Sunday. Despite making amends with UGA, Langley has dropped the Dawgs to number four on his list of favorite colleges. The decision, made earlier this month, puts fierce SEC rivals Alabama, Tennessee and South Carolina in the top three and knocks the Dawgs out of their previous number one spot. UGA did earn some points with Langley for offering a scholarship to Kell cornerback and …
Saturday, June 2, 2012
The Longhorns' star has a busy summer on tap as he decides where he'll play college football.
Saturday, June 2, 2012
Brendan Langley is learning what it's like to be a high school football star while getting serious attention from major college coaches. While the Kell High School defensive back still has another season to play for the Longhorns, recruiters from the Southeastern Conference -- and especially the University of Georgia -- are awaiting his decision. He says he wants to announce his choice by Aug. 25, the date of the Longhorns' season opener against Chattahoochee in the Corky Kell Classic at the Georgia Dome. Langley already has made a number of visits, and is said to be leaning toward UGA, because "it feels like family there, like home." Also high on his list are Tennessee and Auburn. He begins another round of visits starting Sunday at …
Saturday, November 19, 2011
The Longhorns lost in the second round of the GHSA State Football Playoffs.
Friday's loss to Lovejoy was a defensive battle, according to the Marietta Daily Journal, but a hard-fought battle. Kell led through a good portion of the game, but evetually lost, 15-10, ending the season for the Longhorns. Kell got onto the scoreboard early with a field goal and scored a touchdown in the second quarter to take a 10-3 lead into halftime. But that's all the points the Longhorns could muster against a Lovejoy team that had only given up 35 points all season. Lovejoy scored the go-ahead touchdown on a fumble recovery brought all the way back for a touchdown with 9:37 to play. Kell could erturn the favor, and only gained 37 yards on offense in the second half. The Longhorns finished the season 9-3.
Friday, November 18, 2011
Both Lassiter and Kell will play playoff games on the road tonight.
Lassiter (8-3) at McEachern (10-1) – The Lassiter Trojans needed overtime and an blocked extra point to get by Alpharetta last week in the first round of the state playoffs while the McEachern Indians cruised, as has been the case for most of the regular season. When Region 5-AAAAA’s No. 4 seed, Lassiter, travels to Region 4-AAAAA’s No. 2 seed, and sixth-ranked team in the state McEachern, for the second round of the playoffs tonight, two of the best quarterbacks in the state will be on display. Eddie Printz leads Lassiter and has thrown 24 touchdown passes this year while Trent Thompson has connected on 25 touchdowns for McEachern. Kickoff is at 7:30 p.m. at Walter H. Cantrell Stadium in Powder Springs. Kell (9-2) at Lovejoy (11-0) – When…
Friday, November 11, 2011
The Longhorns extend a sparkling season with a road win in the first round of the GHSA playoffs.
Friday, November 11, 2011
Kell takes a third seed and an 8-2 record on the road to Brookhaven to play Marist in the first round of the Georgia High School Association AAAA football playoffs. Join in the conversation while you watch it online, on TV or at the game. For more scores, check out our Friday Playoff Scoreboard. Kell was supposed to be the underdog playing in Brookhaven against traditional AAAA football power Marist on Friday night, but the Longhorns played like a team determined to repeat last season's run to the state quarterfinals. The unranked Longhorns (9-2) controlled the line of scrimmage on both sides of the ball en route to a 30-7 win in the first round of the AAAA playoffs. On defense, Kell suffocated the Marist offense, shutting out the fourth-…
Kell, Sprayberry and Lassiter all begin playoff runs tonight on the road.
Kell (8-2) at Marist (9-1) – Kell has notched six wins in a row and scored handily in its last three; averaging 51.6 points per game. The Longhorns will need to keep the scoring up tonight as it travels to Dekalb County for the first time ever. Sprayberry (5-5) at Tucker (10-0) – Not only is Tucker a perfect 10-0, but no 4A team in the state scores more points than Tigers with an average of 48.1 per game. To make matters worse for Sprayberry, a team that has never won a playoff game, no team has scored in double digits against Tucker since Sept. 9, and it only happened twice all year. Lassiter (7-3) at Alpharetta (9-1) – There should be points aplenty tonight when these two teams face off. Both are averaging more than 30 points per game …
Monday, November 7, 2011
A glimpse of your regional headlines Monday, Nov. 7.
Click on the links below to read more about the stories featured in today's PatchCast: Weekend Roundup: All 3 Schools Playoff Bound East Cobb Citizen of the Year Named Weekend Pigskin Roundup: Bucs Win 7-AAA Title