Georgia High School Football: North Georgia Sneaks Past East Atlanta

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Georgia High School Football: North Georgia Sneaks Past East Atlanta



9/8/2015 ~ by Roger McDaniel

The North Georgia Falcons (Canton, GA) football edged the host East Atlanta Mustangs (Conyers, GA), 38-34 in Friday's league bout.

North Georgia Falcons came home Friday night with a 38-34 win against East Atlanta Mustangs. This was a hard fought battle with a less than the usual stellar performance from the Falcon defense, in part because of the absence of their starting corner and safety. The Falcons have always been able to depend on the punishing physicality of their defense who generally allows their opponents very few points. David Richards did deliver for the D with a TD on an interception. Daniel Lazalde and Bailey Hanner led the defense in tackles with 9 each. The offense led by Sophomore QB Gadi Gonzalez came through by putting 38 points on the board to get the win. Scott Richards, David Richards and George Mitchell all wracked up over 100 yards rushing.

In their next game, the Falcons face the Murphy Bulldogs (Murphy, NC) in a non-league bout, on Friday, September 11. North Georgia will experience a 1st when they square off against Murphy High School from Murphy, NC. This game marks the 1st time North Georgia will play a public school team during the football season. Georgia High School prohibits these match ups, but North Carolina is not held back. North Georgia will attempt to advance on its 3-0 season record. The Bulldogs enter the bout with a 2-1 record after their 43-8 non-league win over Carolina Wildcats (Pickens, SC).

Murphy High School is ranked 107 in their state and North Georgia has a 383 state ranking... a bit of a difference, but should be an exciting game just the same.

North Georgia is no stranger to public school football competition, as they are part of a summer 7 v 7 league that includes games against teams such as Chamblee-Dunwoody, Chattahoochee and larger private schools as Woodward Academy, Marist and Blessed Trinity.

Priority preparation for this weeks game, according to defensive coordinator Jordan McDaniel, will be to strengthen the Falcon’s pass defense and instill a little more fire up front. They will also work to make up for the indefinite benching of their starting corner.

Pickens High School is off this week, so instead of sitting on the couch, come out to JMS and cheer on the North Georgia Falcons!


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