“They had a good game plan and did some things that were new, what they were doing, and we didn’t adjust to it very well. And we surely didn’t tackle very well.” — Athens Christian Academy coach Rickey Bustle told the Athens Banner Herald after his team’s 3-0 start was ended by Mount Vernon Presbyterian in a 35-14 loss. This is the second straight season the Eagles’ perfect start to the season was ended by the Mustangs.
“He’s fun to coach because of the type of player he is. Obviously he’s super talented and he’s just fun to be around. The most impressive thing about him is when he speaks. He’s sharp in all aspects of his life.” – Private No. 6 Athens Academy head coach Josh Alexander told the Athens Banner Herald about senior OL/DL Johnerio “JJ” Holt Jr., who has led the Spartans to a 3-1 start this season.
“We’ve got a lot of football left, and kids have just to continue. They can’t get down. It’s a long season and we have a couple of games to get ready. We just have to do a better job of execution.” – Mount Paran Christian head coach Mitch Jordan told the Marietta Daily Journal after a 34-7 loss to Stratford Academy (3-0) dropped his Eagles to 2-2.
“They’re a really good team and that’s a fast receiver and so they just did some good things and it’s hard to cope with fast guys.” – North Cobb Christian (2-2) head coach Matt Jones told the Marietta Daily Journal, talking about Private No. 6 Fellowship Christian (3-0) sophomore WR Josh Milhollan, who caught nine passes for 233 yards to lead the Paladins to a 35-14 win over the Eagles.
“We have talked about finishing ever since the first week when we lost to Whitefield Academy. I felt like tonight we finished. That’s a sign of a maturing team.” Private No. 8 Darlington head coach Tommy Atha said to the Rome Tribune, following his team’s 28-7 win over Heritage-Newnan extended the Tigers’ winning streak to three, after a season-opening loss to No. 7 Whitefield Academy (4-0). Darlington scored two fourth-quarter touchdowns to put the game away.
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