Jones’ TD grabs key for Harrison
by Matt Nascone
MDJ Sports Correspondent
September 15, 2012 02:30 AM | 3593 views | 3 3 comments | 6 6 recommendations | email to a friend | print
Harrison at Campbell

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SMYRNA – Whenever his team needed a big play, junior wide receiver Drevon Jones was there to provide the electricity in Harrison’s 21-14 win over Campbell in the Region 4AAAAAA opener for both teams.

Jones caught six passes for 105 yards with two touchdowns. His first touchdown catch was a 16-yard grab off a perfectly executed fade pattern to the corner of the end zone. The second was a 40-yard catch and run on a corner route. Jones kept his feet just in bounds before crossing the goal line.

“I am just glad he can run,” first-year Harrison coach Marty Galbraith said.

On the other side, the Hoyas’ defense held Campbell to 200 yards of total offense.

“We got a little better than last week, but Campbell just did a good job,” Galbraith said. “We made enough turnovers to make it an interesting game. Our kids fought back and we are happy to have the win. We will take a win any way we can get it.”

The defense saw a lot of action with the offense committing four turnovers. The unit was backed up against the end zone several times, but found a way to stand firm.

“We put them in a bad position a couple times, but they rose to the occasion and stopped them,” Galbraith said. “That is what they are supposed to do. You can’t say enough about them. It could have gone the other way with how many times we turned the ball over.”

Galbraith said he was happy to escape with the win and he is now focused on next week with his team now that the Hoyas are in the thick of the region schedule.

“If we can play consistent, we have a chance to be a good team, but we did not do that (Friday),” he said. “But we played good enough to win tonight and we played really good in the last 6 minutes of the fourth quarter.”

However, before the 6-minute mark, Harrison continued to pass the ball with a two-touchdown lead.

Sophomore quarterback Lorenzo Nunez threw an interception off a tipped pass with 6:58 remaining. Campbell quarterback Ricky James connected with wide receiver Josh Miller for a 10-yard touchdown to cut the Hoyas’ lead to 21-14 with 5:32 remaining.

The furthest the ball traveled was from Nunez’s hands to the running back on a handoff for the rest of the game.

Nunez scored the opening points of the game on a 6-yard scamper to the end zone. Campbell’s Darius Harris scored on a 21-yard run in the second quarter.
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September 15, 2012
Keep fighting Spartans!

Great defensive team work Monty #84 and Nick #90 to get tht AWESOME tip/interception and almost 40 yard run to set up the offensive on the 3 yard line!
September 15, 2012
CHS needs to go back to what won the first two games for them... running Harris and pasing to Gazda and then Miller. The defense will hold their own - forcing fumbles, recovering them, making sacks and tackles for losses.

When individual CHS players are doing more to look good or build up their stats they need to be on the bench. We don't need fancy - we just need to GET IT DONE. When you run a beautiful reverse and have one of your receivers throw to another reciever but they can't finish the short run for the touchdown because of show boating or maybe lack of heart - it is demoralizing for the entire team (and fans). Spartans we want you to continue making forward progress. Offensive players and coaches need to step it up and put it into the next gear. How can players be ready for game day if they haven't practiced all week. We could have and SHOULD have won against Harrison. Do NOT be satisfied with a 2 win season - because too many of the players are putting too much of their time, effort, and HEART into being better than that. Let's always do what is best for the entire team - not just a select few. Hopefully, EVERYONE is ready for South Cobb mind, body and heart. Still Believing - but wanting more.
September 15, 2012
Turnovers may have hurt the Hoyas somewhat but the refs hurt the Spartans, especially in the first half.

No mention of the SAFETY the refs missed when the HHS QB was sacked inside the goal line. Nothing about CHS player Rogers marked down before his knee touched and was still making forward progress. Didn't see any comment regarding the premature whistle stopping the play of CHS RB Harris and placement of the ball where the whistle(and the call) was blown - again while still making forward progress.

Numerous errors on all three teams (HHS, CHS and the ref crew) helped Harrison secure the victory.
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