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#1 Ira

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Posted 05 July 2006 - 06:44 AM

PARKVIEW 19, HARRISON 7
Date: Dec. 16, 2000
Site: Parkview’s Big Orange Jungle
Coaches: Cecil Flowe (Parkview) and Bruce Cobleigh (Harrison)

SCORING
Harrison x-x-x-x
Parkview x-x-x-13

Fourth Quarter
Parkview - Jeff Francoeur 69 pass from Clint Sammons (no PAT)
Parkview - Sean Dawkins 99 run (Gar Beck kick)

GAME SUMMARY
During a two-play sequence in the fourth quarter, Harrison rode the emotional roller coaster from nearly winning the biggest game in school history to watching helplessly as Parkview capped its second state championship with a 19-7 win. Harrison was trailing 12-7 and opted to go for it on fourth-and-goal from the 8. Parkview linebacker Todd Stewart wrestled down Harrison's Jason Evans on the one. Then, Sean Dawkins broke free for a 99-yard back-breaking touchdown run for Parkview. Dawkins, who finished with 180 yards on 18 carries and two touchdowns, had a 10-yard lead when he broke the line and was able to stay ahead of Harrison speedster Jonathan Walker en route to the end zone. "I wanted to make sure he didn't catch me," said Dawkins, who finished the season with 1,135 yards and 15 touchdowns. "I haven't been caught from behind all season." Jeff Francoeur came up with two interceptions, giving him a county-record 15, and caught a 69-yard touchdown pass early in the fourth that put the Panthers ahead to stay.
Dawkins' run was one of several big plays Parkview turned in Saturday. He scored the Panthers' first touchdown on an 18-yard run. Francoeur intercepted two passes -- giving him a Gwinnett County record 15 for the season. Sammons was an efficient 3 of 5 for 85 yards and rushed 15 times for 48 yards. With an assist from the soggy turf, Parkview's defense limited Harrison's speedy Jonathan Walker to 7 yards on seven carries and prevented the long runs he contributed regularly in Harrison's drive to the final. The Panthers outrushed the Hoyas 244 to 84 yards and posted 13 first downs to Harrison's five. Secured before an estimated crowd of 10,000 at the Panthers' Big Orange Jungle, the title was the second in three tries for Parkview.



SHAW 30, STATESBORO 0
Date: Dec. 15, 2000
Site: Kinnett Stadium (Columbus)
Coaches: Charles Flowers (Shaw) and Buzz Busby (Statesboro)

SCORING
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GAME SUMMARY
Shaw tailback Sterlin Jenkins rushed for 196 yards and three touchdowns in a 30-0 rout of Statesboro. Shaw held Statesboro's offense to 66 total yards -- one-fifth its season average.



SWAINSBORO 6, FITZGERALD 0
Date: Dec. 16, 2000
Site: Jaycee Stadium (Fitzgerald)
Coaches: Rayvan Teague (Swainsboro) and Robby Pruitt (Fitzgerald)

SCORING
?

GAME SUMMARY
Swainsboro captured its first state title with a 6-0 victory over the Purple Hurricane at Fitzgerald's Jaycee Stadium. Brandon Andrews scored the only touchdown of the game and finished with 40 carries for 201 yards. Swainsboro, which surrendered only 69 points in 15 games, was most dominant against the state's best, blanking four of its five playoff opponents. In Saturday's 6-0 win against Fitzgerald, the Tigers recorded their eighth shutout of the year and limited the Purple Hurricane to 100 yards rushing.


AMERICUS 14, WASHINGTON-WILKES 0
Date: Dec. 16, 2000
Site: Americus
Coaches: Erik Soliday (Americus) and Frank Vohun (Washington-Wilkes)

SCORING
?

GAME SUMMARY
Americus set three prestigious records in the 14-0 win over Washington-Wilkes. Americus quarterback Robert Johnson set the single-season passing mark (3,263 yards), receiver John Harris got the single-season receiving record (1,578), and Daccus Turman topped Herschel Walker for the state's single-season rushing record (3,172).

COMMERCE 27, BUFORD 19
Date: Dec. 15, 2000
Site: Commerce
Coaches: Steve Savage (Commerce) and Dexter Wood (Buford)

SCORING
Buford 0-12-7-0=19
Commerce 14-7-6-0=27

1Q, Com-Monte Williams 41 pass from Michael Collins, Conversion-Casey Gary run
1Q, Com-Monte' Williams, 88 run, PAT kick wide
2Q, Com-Monte' Williams, 32 run, PAT-Gary kick
2Q, Buf-Travis Payne passed 53 yards to P.K. Sam, PAT kick wide
2Q, Buf-Brown had a 30-yard fumble return for the score, Conversion pass failed
3Q, Buf-Aiken, 4 run, PAT kick good
3Q, Com-Monte' Williams, 56 run, PAT kick wide


GAME SUMMARY
The state's all-time rushing leader was able to crown his career with a state championship, scoring four touchdowns to lead Commerce to a 27-19 victory over Buford. Monte Williams ran for 286 yards and three touchdowns and caught a 41-yard touchdown pass. He moved past Emmitt Smith for fifth place all-time among the nation's high school running backs with 8,837 career yards. Junior corner Kyle Moore came through with a key interception on the Wolves' final drive to seal the win.

#2 FMolock

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Posted 05 July 2006 - 10:19 AM

Update for Harrison Parkview game

Scoring

Parkview ? ? ? 13
Harrison ? ? ? ?

1st Quarter


2nd Quarter


3rd Quarter


4th Quarter

Do-it-all player Jeff Francoeur, who intercepted two passes as a defensive back, gave Parkview a 12-7 lead on a 69-yard touchdown pass from quarterback Clint Sammons with 11:12 left. Francoeur pulled in Sammons' throw near the left sideline at midfield, then cut right and outraced defenders to help Parkview reclaim the lead.

Harrison was trailing 12-7 and opted to go for it on fourth-and-goal from the 8. Quarterback Brian Greene dumped a pass in the left flat to Jason Evans, who was hit and dragged down at the 1 by Parkview's Todd Stewart with 7:55 left. On the next play, Parkview sophomore Sean Dawkins took a straight handoff, broke through the line and ran 99 yards for a touchdown with 7:31 remaining. Parkview's Gar Beck tacked on the extra-point kick with 7:55 remaining, and the heavily favored Panthers (15-0) held on for a 19-7 victory

The above was pulled from the AJC articles, The times don't seem to cut it.

Will add source and try to find the missing pieces somewhere else.

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Posted 05 July 2006 - 10:21 AM

From the AJC stacks

In crunch, Parkview had answers
Sports



BYLINE: Bob Giles; Staff
DATE: December 21, 2000
PUBLICATION: The Atlanta Journal and The Atlanta Constitution
EDITION: Home; The Atlanta Journal Constitution
SECTION: Cobb Extra
PAGE: JG10


Harrison High School's rain-soaked battle with Parkview High School for the inaugural Class AAAAA football title Saturday lasted 48 minutes, but the Hoyas (12-3) saw their chances slip away in a 30-second span. Moments after Parkview linebacker Todd Stewart wrestled down Harrison running back Paul Oliver on fourth-and-goal at the 1, Panthers tailback Sean Dawkins broke free for a back-breaking 99-yard touchdown run that gave Parkview an 18-7 advantage. Parkview's Gar Beck tacked on the extra-point kick with 7:55 remaining, and the heavily favored Panthers (15-0) held on for a 19-7 victory. It was the Gwinnett County school's second championship -- the Panthers also won in 1997 -- and short-circuited Harrison's bid to become the first Cobb County public schools entrant to win the title.

Against a gritty Harrison defense that prided itself on preventing the big play, Parkview produced two -- Dawkins' run and a 69-yard fourth-quarter pass play from quarterback Clint Sammons to wide receiver Jeff Francoeur for a 12-7 lead.

A Hoyas offense that had all the answers in Harrison's four games before the final couldn't get the final yard it needed.

To Harrison coach Bruce Cobleigh, the difference was in the details.

"The better team always wins," said Cobleigh, whose team won 12 straight after dropping its first two games, including an 8-7 overtime season-opening loss to Parkview. "They did, we didn't -- that's the bottom line. Could we have beaten them? Yes. Were we as good as they are? I think we were. Did we win? No. They deserve it. That's the bottom line, why you play. We didn't make the plays; they did. I always feel that way."

Parkview rolled through its first four playoff games, outscoring opponents by an average score of 27.5 to 4.2. Harrison was the only team to push the Panthers for four quarters.

"I think we're pretty even teams," Cobleigh said.

"Quite honestly, we're the only team that could play with them anyway. I think that's pretty obvious. They killed everybody else. They won, and they deserve it because they made the plays, but I think we're a solid No. 2."

A host of Harrison High School defenders stop Parkview running back Sean Dawkins (center) Saturday during the AAAAA state championship.


Photo: A host of Harrison High School defenders stop Parkview running back Sean Dawkins (center) Saturday during the AAAAA state championship. / BRANT SANDERLIN / Staff

HIGH SCHOOL FOOTBALL: Big offensive stats and shutouts in finals



BYLINE: Michael Lee; Staff
DATE: December 18, 2000
PUBLICATION: The Atlanta Journal and The Atlanta Constitution
EDITION: Home; The Atlanta Constitution
SECTION: Sports
PAGE: D2


Parkview is the state's first Class AAAAA football champion. Shaw is the first Class AAAA champ from Columbus. In Class AAA, Swainsboro won its first state title. Americus ended a 25-year title drought in Class AA under a downpour. And Commerce has Monte Williams to thank for its first state title since 1981 -- the year Williams was born. There were plenty of great individual performances the first year Georgia played five state championship games.

Williams ran for 286 yards in a 27-19 win against Buford and moved pass Emmitt Smith for fifth place all-time among the nation's high school running backs with 8,837 career yards.

Though Washington-Wilkes lost 14-0 to Americus, fullback Daccus Turman topped Herschel Walker for the state's single-season rushing record (3,172). The Americus quarterback-receiver tandem of Robert Johnson and John Harris set new marks in passing yards (3,263) and receiving yards (1,578), respectively.

Swainsboro tailback Brandon Andrews' 201 yards against Fitzgerald gave him the third-best single-season rushing total in the state.

Shaw tailback Sterlin Jenkins rushed for 196 yards and three touchdowns in a 30-0 rout of Statesboro.

"A lot of folks were putting up impressive numbers across the state," Americus coach Erik Soliday said, "but if this weekend proved anything, it showed defense really wins championships."

Three of the five games were won by shutouts. In the previous five years, there were only four shutouts total.

Swainsboro, which surrendered only 69 points in 15 games, was most dominant against the state's best, blanking four of its five playoff opponents. In Saturday's 6-0 win against Fitzgerald, the Tigers recorded their eighth shutout of the year and limited the Purple Hurricane to 100 yards rushing.

"We knew our offense could score points,'' junior defensive tackle Jesse Bright said. "But we were looking for a shutout anyway. That's the reason we've got the No. 1 defense in the state."

Swainsboro might get an argument from Shaw. The Raiders pulled a wire-to-wire act at No. 1 based largely on the play of their defense, which got shutout No. 5 against Statesboro. Shaw held Statesboro's offense to 66 total yards -- one-fifth its season average.

Commerce didn't shut out Buford, but junior corner Kyle Moore came through with a key interception on the Wolves' final drive to seal the win.

And before Parkview sophomore tailback Sean Dawkins took off on his game-breaking, 99-yard run in a 19-7 win against Harrison, Parkview linebacker Todd Stewart had to stuff the Hoyas at the 1 on fourth-and-goal.


Graphic: STATE CHAMPS

Class A: Commerce

Class AA: Americus

Class AAA: Swainsboro

Class AAAA: Shaw

Class AAAAA: Parkview

AAAAA STATE CHAMPS: Parkview kicks it up a notch
Second state title puts Panthers on level with history's elite
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BYLINE: Stan Awtrey; Staff
DATE: December 18, 2000
PUBLICATION: The Atlanta Journal and The Atlanta Constitution
EDITION: Home; The Atlanta Journal Constitution
SECTION: Gwinnett Extra
PAGE: JJ6


There was something for everyone amid the pandemonium on the field at the Big Orange Jungle after the Class AAAAA championship game. There were fathers hugging the breath out of their sons, there were girlfriends snapping photographs of their exhausted heroes, there were coaches trying to stay one step ahead of a Gatorade bath, and there were hundreds of fans trying to slop through the muddy field and wondering aloud how anyone could play through such muck.

Most of all, there was a mood of celebration and joy after Parkview had banished Harrison 19-7 to become the first Gwinnett County school to win two state football championships.

"This is better than I ever expected it to be," said center Greg Spellman, who overcame ankle injuries earlier in the season to be a stalwart on the line.

The Panthers had shown a statewide television audience just why their team was good enough to finish the season 15-0, the best in county history.

They showed big-play ability. Jeff Francoeur came up with two interceptions, giving him a county-record 15, and caught a 69-yard touchdown that put Parkview ahead to stay. And Sean Dawkins scored on a 99-yard run to put him over the 1,000-yard mark for the year and guarantee the Panthers victory.

They showed an indomitable spirit. When Harrison tried to punch in the go-ahead touchdown late in the fourth quarter, the Parkview defense rose up and stopped them, with Todd Stewart coming up big on the final thrust.

"We just had some guys make some great plays, and that's what's happened all year," Francoeur said.

They even showed they could play against the elements. The heavy rains started shortly before halftime and continued into the second half before stopping. The wind picked up before the half and never stopped blowing hard.

"We made some mistakes. We're human," said head coach Cecil Flowe. "But the mark of a good team is the ability to come back, and we were able to do that."

The victory elevates Parkview's program to the next level, where the Valdostas and Clarke Centrals reside. Although the Panthers began the season unranked, they were able to run the table and earn their postgame celebration.

"It's awfully hard to do, and we feel fortunate," Flowe said. "Hats off to our kids and our coaching staff. They deserve it."


Photo: Parkview head coach Cecil Flowe holds the championship trophy as he talks to his team following the AAAAA state championship win over Harrison High School Saturday at Parkview. The Panthers are the first Gwinnett team to win two state football championships. / BRANT SANDERLIN / Staff

Photo: Parkview's Jeff Francoeur runs for a touchdown as teammate Tim Gustafson celebrates during the AAAAA state championship victory. / BRANT SANDERLIN / Staff

Hoyas hit with 1-2 punch
Defensive stop followed by 99-yard scoring run
STATE CHAMPIONSHIP



BYLINE: Stan Awtrey; Staff
DATE: December 17, 2000
PUBLICATION: The Atlanta Journal and The Atlanta Constitution
EDITION: Home; The Atlanta Journal Constitution
SECTION: Sports
PAGE: E15


There's always a defining moment in every football game. In the Class AAAAA championship game it was only 24 seconds. During a two-play sequence in the fourth quarter, Harrison rode the emotional roller coaster from nearly winning the biggest game in school history to watching helplessly as Parkview capped its second state championship with a 19-7 win.

Harrison was trailing 12-7 and opted to go for it on fourth-and-goal from the 8. Quarterback Brian Greene dumped a pass in the left flat to Jason Evans, who was hit and dragged down at the 1 by Parkview's Todd Stewart with 7:55 left.

"We thought they might do something like that," said Parkview cornerback Jeff Francoeur. "We had some guys make some good plays to stop him."

On the next play, Parkview sophomore Sean Dawkins took a straight handoff, broke through the line and ran 99 yards for a touchdown with 7:31 remaining.

"I was thinking, 'run, Forrest, run,' " said Parkview coach Cecil Flowe. "I saw him pop out the other side and I think I ran as hard as he did."

Dawkins, who finished with 180 yards on 18 carries and two touchdowns, had a 10-yard lead when he broke the line and was able to stay ahead of Harrison speedster Jonathan Walker en route to the end zone.

"I wanted to make sure he didn't catch me," said Dawkins, who finished the season with 1,135 yards and 15 touchdowns. "I haven't been caught from behind all season."

Dawkins' run was one of several big plays Parkview turned in Saturday. He scored the Panthers' first touchdown on an 18-yard run. And Francoeur intercepted two passes -- giving him a Gwinnett County record 15 for the season -- and scored on a 69-yard touchdown pass from Clint Sammons.

"We finally got ourselves some breaks," Francoeur said.

The victory made Parkview the first Gwinnett County team to win two state championships; the Panthers last won it all in 1997. It also enabled the Panthers to finish the season 15-0, something no other Gwinnett team has ever done.

"This is the best feeling in the world," said senior Kirk Alexander, one of five Panthers who were freshmen on the last state championship team, "especially the last game of my senior year."
CLASS AAAAA CHAMPIONSHIP: PARKVIEW 19, HARRISON 7: Panthers snatch title in 4th quarter
Two big plays put Parkview on top



BYLINE: Bob Giles; Staff
DATE: December 17, 2000
PUBLICATION: The Atlanta Journal and The Atlanta Constitution
EDITION: Home; The Atlanta Journal Constitution
SECTION: Sports
PAGE: E1


Even Parkview coach Cecil Flowe acknowledged that his Panthers needed a little overtime luck to slip past Harrison to start the season in the Georgia Dome. Saturday's 19-7 victory for the inaugural Class AAAAA football title required nothing of the sort. As they were in four one-sided playoff games before the final, Flowe's Panthers (15-0) were too sound, too resourceful and too determined not to lose, although gritty Harrison gave them every opportunity to fold. In a game dotted with significant moments, the biggest two occurred in a 30-second fourth-quarter span in which Parkview went from possible loser to state champion.

Do-it-all player Jeff Francoeur, who intercepted two passes as a defensive back, gave Parkview a 12-7 lead on a 69-yard touchdown pass from quarterback Clint Sammons with 11:12 left. Francoeur pulled in Sammons' throw near the left sideline at midfield, then cut right and outraced defenders to help Parkview reclaim the lead.

But the visiting Hoyas (12-3) came roaring back on Mickey McCoy's 74-yard kickoff return to Parkview's 20. They inched closer, mostly on runs by Duke-bound quarterback Brian Greene. On fourth-and-6, Greene swung the ball out to running back Jason Evans, who appeared for a moment to have a clear path to score, but linebacker Todd Stewart closed fast and pulled Evans down at the 1. The Hoyas would turn the ball over on downs.

On the next snap, sophomore running back Sean Dawkins burst through a packed-in defense and got a 15-yard lead en route to a clinching 99-yard touchdown run.

"We just made two mistakes and let them back in the game," said a jubilant Flowe afterward. "I told the kids at halftime not to panic, because we'd been behind before, and in the fourth quarter we played real good football.

"We made mistakes -- we're human -- but the mark of a good football team is the ability to come back."

Dawkins, who went over 1,000 yards rushing for the year, finished with 180 yards on 18 carries. Almost all of it came between the tackles, where the Panthers' size up front ruled on a wet field made even worse by a heavy downpour late in the first half. Sammons was an efficient 3 of 5 for 85 yards and rushed 15 times for 48 yards.

With an assist from the soggy turf, Parkview's defense limited Harrison's speedy Jonathan Walker to 7 yards on seven carries and prevented the long runs he contributed regularly in Harrison's drive to the final. The Panthers outrushed the Hoyas 244 to 84 yards and posted 13 first downs to Harrison's five.

Secured before an estimated crowd of 10,000 at the Panthers' Big Orange Jungle, the title was the second in three tries for the Parkview, which also won the 1997 crown 21-7 over Tift County.

> ON THE WEB: The Georgia High School Association: www.www.ghsa.net.htm


Photo: Parkview quarterback Clint Sammons (11) grabs Jeff Francoeur after Francoeur's 69-yard touchdown catch in the fourth quarter put the Panthers ahead for good. Parkview, which beat Harrison 8-7 in the season opener, beat the Hoyas again for the first AAAAA title. / BRANT SANDERLIN / Staff

Photo: Parkview running back Sean Dawkins (33) races ahead of Harrison defenders toward a game-breaking 99-yard touchdown run in the fourth quarter. / BRANT SANDERLIN / Staff

Photo: Harrison quarterback Brian Greene can hardly watch as the final minute ticks away on the defeat. / BRANT SANDERLIN / Staff

I could not find any talk of scoring before the 4th period, maybe I missed it.

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Posted 26 January 2007 - 09:07 PM


2000 Commerce vs. Buford

Score By Quarters:
Buford, 0-12-7-0=19
Commerce, 14-7-6-0=27

1Q, Com-Michael Collins passed 41 yards to Monte' Williams, Conversion-Casey Gary run
1Q, Com-Monte' Williams, 88 run, PAT kick wide
2Q, Com-Monte' Williams, 32 run, PAT-Gary kick
2Q, Buf-Travis Payne passed 53 yards to P.K. Sam, PAT kick wide
2Q, Buf-Brown had a 30-yard fumble return for the score, Conversion pass failed
3Q, Buf-Aiken, 4 run, PAT kick good
3Q, Com-Monte' Williams, 56 run, PAT kick wide






#5 Ira

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Posted 27 January 2007 - 10:19 AM

thanks, Tigerman, I made the update. We are very close to finishing this project.

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Posted 10 June 2008 - 10:25 AM



A minor correction--

Monte' Williams ended his career at Commerce with 8844 yards rushing in four years rather than the 8837 that was listed in the above post.

Thanks to all who make the GHSFHA forums such interesting reading.

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Posted 18 September 2009 - 05:06 PM

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