Class A Blog: They said it

High school football

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High school football

Credit: For the AJC

Here’s a sampling of what some coaches said after their games last week:

“Their players were better coached than ours (Friday).” -- Walker Wolverines coach Gary Nelson told the Marietta Daily Journal, after his club fell to 0-3 on the season, following a 41-12 loss to Mount Pisgah (1-2).

“This is a special group,” Joiner said. “We talked about it before the game, when the game might have gotten tough, we might get down, but they have to look at each other and know they’re not quitting.” -- Whitefield Academy head coach Coleman Joiner said to the Marietta Daily Journal, after his team scored 21 points in the final four minutes to knock of North Cobb Christian, 28018. The Wolfpack is now 3-0 for the first time since 2002.

“We weren’t ready to play. We just didn’t play the way we’re capable of playing. It’s just not a good recipe for performance and it showed.” -- Mount Paran Christian (21) Mitch Jordan told the Marietta Daily Journal after his team suffered the second loss in as many seasons to Mount Vernon Presbyterian, 35-14.

“Anytime you beat a good team in this league twice is a big deal, especially Mount Paran. That is a team that we respect so much, think so much of, they have an incredible program and for us to be able to accomplish something like this has been great.” -- Mount Vernon Presbyterian head coach Wayne Dabbs said after defeating Mount Paran.

“We wanted to put the ball in our best players’ hands. I think it will help us be a good offensive team. Once we can spread things out, we can expand the field vertically.” -- Calvary Day head coach Mark Stroud said to the Savannah Morning News following his team’s 47-14 beat down of GISA foe Frederica Academy of St. Simons. The Cavs led 34-0 at halftime and never looked back.

“To me, it was fun. You plan for Commerce which is a great game for us. The kids were kind of let down because they were looking forward to that game. They had to pick themselves back up, we coached through that. You get to do two game plans. It was a lot of work in one night, but it was fun.” -- Athens Academy coach Josh Alexander said to the Athens Banner Herald, on his team quickly picking up a game against August Christian of the South Carolina Independent Schools Association, after Commerce had to cancel due to COVID-19 protocols. The Spartans won the game, 42-27, to improve to 2-1.

“We got our butts kicked up front. Hats off to Trion. They did a good job. They’re a tough out, especially in Single-A football. They have a lot of good kids. We got out of character and started opening our mouths, and that is not how we’re going to be or how we’re going to respond. If you’re getting your butts kicked, you better learn how to shut up and take it.” -- Class 2A Model head coach Jeff Hunnicutt said of Trion (2-0) to the Rome Tribune, after the Bulldogs beat up his Blue Devils, 28-7. It was Trion’s second win this season over a team from Class 2A, after a win over 48-13 win over Coosa the previous week.