Cherokee Wins Close One at Homecoming

October 19, 2014
Missy Koslowski, GHSA News

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HOMECOMING at Cherokee High School was arguably the best game of the week in the GHSA schedule and came down to the last 56 seconds, as the Warriors trailed Lassiter 52 – 49 and had the ball inside their own 20 yard line.

#4 Spencer Ashley  #10 Andrew Harris  #8 Brittain Brown

On the next play from scrimmage, #10 Andrew Harris caught a short screen pass from QB #4 Spencer Ashley and took it 86 yards to the Lassiter 4-yard line where #8 Brittain Brown scored on a short run play to win the game.

#5 QB Russell Aarons  #87 Pearson Van Horn

 #20 Mason Waters  #33 Ozi Orijoke

Lassiter led at halftime 31 – 14 with a tremendous effort by #5 Russell Aarons who returned to the field from a recent injury.  The Lassiter offense put up some impressive numbers by #87 Pearson VanHorn WR, #20 RB Mason Waters and some very hard running by #33 Ozi Orijoke.

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There were heroics on both sides of this contest as Cherokee trailed 31 – 14 as the third quarter began and #8 Micah Grigsby returned the second half kick-off 95 yards for a score making it 38 – 14. Two fumbles and an interception changed the momentum in favor of the Warriors and they outscored the Trojans 35 – 7 in the second half.  At one point, Cherokee had four unanswered touchdowns to claw back into the game.

GHSA News Online “Players-of-the-Game” were:

CHEROKEE – #8 Brittain Brown (27 for 196 yards), #4 Spencer Ashley (14-of-22 for 272 yards, 3 TD’s and 66 yards rushing)

#8 Brittain Brown  #4 Spencer Ashley

LASSITER – #5 Russell Aarons (30-of-41 for 289 yards, 3 TD’s) and #20 Mason Waters (18 carries for 122 yards)

#5 Russell Aarons  #20 Mason Waters

This was a heartbreaker for the Trojans and they played with a lot of HEART!  This game literally came down to the last 56 seconds!  Congratulations to Cherokee for a hard-fought win on Homecoming Night 2014.

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Roster and TEAM links (Select Helmet or “Roster”):

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Lassiter Trojans     ROSTER

It is first about HEART and DESIRE then SIZE and SKILL

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NFL PLAYER SPECIFICATIONS ________________

The following are physical attributes, personality traits, and other characteristics for Offensive, Defensive, and Special Teams positions that professional scouts look for in draftees and recruits.

Adapted from Pro Football Weekly NFL Prototypes (Draft Guide 2011, Spring 2011).

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QUARTERBACKS

Height:  6’2”

Weight:  215 lbs

40-yd Dash:  4.9 sec

Arm Length:  31”

Hand Span:  9”

Intelligence:  Superior

Characteristics:

Toughness, Intelligence, Decision-making, Accuracy, Confidence, Work ethic, Leadership
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WIDE RECEIVERS

Height:  5’11”

Weight:  185 lbs

40-yd Dash:  4.5 sec

Arm Length:  31”

Hand Span:  9.5”

Intelligence:  Above Average

Characteristics:

Body control, Routes, Separation, Soft hands, Speed, Intelligence
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FULLBACKS

Height:  6’0”

Weight:  240 lbs

40-yd Dash:  4.75 sec

Arm Length:  31”

Hand Span:  9”

Intelligence:  Average

Characteristics:

Toughness, Soft hands, Power, Blocking, Versatility
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RUNNING BACKS

Height:  5’10”

Weight:  215 lbs

40-yd Dash:  4.58 sec

Arm Length:  31”

Hand Span:  9”

Intelligence:  Average

Characteristics:

Competitiveness, Balance, Vision, Speed, Versatility
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TIGHT ENDS

Height:  6’3”

Weight:  250 lbs

40-yd Dash:  4.85 sec

Arm Length:  32”

Hand Span:  9.5”

Intelligence:  Above Average

Characteristics:

Routes, Soft hands, Run after catch, Blocking, Intelligence
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OFFENSIVE TACKLES

Height:  6’5”

Weight:  300 lbs

40-yd Dash:  5.2 sec

Arm Length:  32”

Hand Span:  9”

Intelligence:  Superior

Characteristics:

Awareness, Balance, Recovery, Strength, Intelligence
__________

OFFENSIVE GUARDS

Height:  6’3”

Weight:  300 lbs

40-yd Dash:  5.17 sec

Arm Length:  32”

Hand Span:  9”

Intelligence:  Above Average

Characteristics:

Strength, Hand/Foot quickness, Intelligence
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CENTERS

Height:  6’3”

Weight:  290 lbs

40-yd Dash:  5.2 sec

Arm Length:  32”

Hand Span:  9”

Intelligence:  Superior

Characteristics:

Base strength, Hand/Foot quickness, Decision-making, Intelligence

_________ DEFENSE _________
SAFETIES

Height:  5’10”

Weight:  195 lbs

40-yd Dash:  4.55 sec

Arm Length:  30”

Hand Span:  9”

Intelligence:  Above Average

Characteristics:

Instincts, Intelligence, Tackling, Coverage skills, Range, Speed

CORNERBACKS

Height:  5’10”

Weight:  185 lbs

40-yd Dash:  4.5 sec

Arm Length:  30”

Hand Span:  9”

Intelligence:  Average

Characteristics:

Instincts, Confidence, Soft hands, Closing speed, Coverage skills

INSIDE LINEBACKERS

Height:  6’0”

Weight:  235 lbs

40-yd Dash:  4.7 sec

Arm Length:  31”

Hand Span:  9”

Intelligence:  Above Average

Characteristics:

Instincts, Tackling, Balance, Leadership, Decision-making, Intelligence

OUTSIDE LINEBACKERS

Height:  6’2”

Weight:  230 lbs

40-yd Dash:  4.7 sec

Arm Length:  32”

Hand Span:  9”

Intelligence:  Above Average

Characteristics:

Instincts, Athleticism, Range, Tackling, Intelligence

DEFENSIVE ENDS

Height:  6’3”

Weight:  255 lbs

40-yd Dash:  4.75 sec

Arm Length:  32.5”

Hand Span:  9”

Intelligence:  Above Average

Characteristics:

Explosiveness, Hand/Foot quickness, Strength, Intelligence

DEFENSIVE TACKLES

Height:  6’2”

Weight:  295 lbs

40-yd Dash:  4.95 sec

Arm Length:  32”

Hand Span:  9”

Intelligence:  Average

Characteristics:

Toughness, Strength, Hand/Foot quickness

SPECIAL TEAMS ______________________
LONG SNAPPERS

Height:  6’2”

Weight:  250 lbs

40-yd Dash:  5.2 sec

Arm Length:  31”

Hand Span:  9”

Intelligence:  Above Average

Characteristics:

Consistency, Snap velocity, Confidence, Intelligence

HOLDERS

Height:  6’0”

Weight:  200 lbs

40-yd Dash:  4.9 sec

Arm Length:  31”

Hand Span:  9”

Intelligence:  Above Average

Characteristics:

Soft hands, Consistency, Decision-making, Versatility, Intelligence

KICK RETURNERS

Height:  5’10”

Weight:  180 lbs

40-yd Dash:  4.45 sec

Arm Length:  31”

Hand Span:  9.5”

Intelligence:  Above Average

Characteristics:

Decision-making, Vision, Balance, Gear change, Intelligence

PUNTERS

Height:  6’2”

Weight:  190 lbs

40-yd Dash:  4.9 sec

Arm Length:  31”

Hand Span:  9”

Intelligence:  Above Average

Characteristics:

Launch speed, Ball control, Hang time, Intelligence

PLACE KICKERS

Height:  5’10”

Weight:  180 lbs

40-yd Dash:  4.9 sec

Arm Length:  30”

Hand Span:  9”

Intelligence:  Above Average

Characteristics:

Concentration, Distance, Consistency, Confidence, Intelligence

GUNNERS

Height:  5’10”

Weight:  190 lbs

40-yd Dash:  4.5 sec

Arm Length:  30”

Hand Span:  9”

Intelligence:  Average

Characteristics:

Body control, Range, Closing speed, Tackling

It’s a Warrior Homecoming at Cherokee Tomorrow

October 16, 2014
Missy Koslowski, GHSA News

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It’s HOMECOMING at Cherokee High School where the Warriors host the Lassiter Trojans at Tommy Baker Field.  Lassiter recently was defeated by the Etowah Eagles in a Region 5 AAAAAA battle last week and has been struggling lately.  Cherokee is in a strong position in Region 5, having defeated Pope, Wheeler, and Woodstock.  The Trojans of Lassiter have a lot of young talent and much to prove, while Cherokee has a powerful offense and a top QB and Wide Receiver combination.

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This Game and Homecoming at Cherokee is an occasion and sports event that you do not want to miss!

Come out and support your TEAM – Warriors, Trojans, and Football Fans!

Tomorrows game is at 7:30 PM and will be hosted by the Cherokee Warriors (Website) – DIRECTIONS can be found HERE Google Maps

REGION 5 AAAAAA Information:

Your Region 5 AAAAAA Standings can be accessed (HERE) between the 5 – 2  Cherokee Warriors (Info. HERE) and the 1 – 4 Lassiter Trojans (Info. HERE).

TEAMS win / loss “predictions”:

The Maxwell Projections Page (HERE).

Roster and TEAM links (Select Helmet or “Roster”):

cheorkee   ROSTER

lassiter-trojans-helmet   ROSTER

Quixscore via: maxprepsor FOLLOW : Twitter (HERE )

Every Game Day, where we post roster, information, and additional links that are easily accessible for you via your smart phone, iphone, android, or iPad.   Again, GHSANewsOnline will be QuixScoring the game for MaxPreps.

Georgia High School Athletics wishes the Trojans and Warriors a safe / competitive game!

Sophomore WR – Clark Kent 88 of Lassiter tracked by Scouts

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Clark Kent JV Highlights vs. Woodstock 2014

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Etowah

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Clark Kent JV Highlights vs. Etowah 2014

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Clark Kent 88 vs. Etowah (Varsity) – (Click on Pictures or Hudl icon below for VIDEO)

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Clark Kent is a highly followed Wide Receiver playing for the Lassiter High School Trojans and is being tracked closely by:

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Clark Kent’s Signing Day Recruit Assessment

Signing Day Top 2017 WR’s (Georgia)

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WR 6’3″ 180  

Hillgrove High SchoolPowder Springs, GA
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WR 6’2″ 188  

  83.22 Undecided
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WR 6’2″ 200  

  82.94 Undecided
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WR 5’11” 185  

Pace AcademyAtlanta, GA
  77.99 Undecided
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WR 6’0″ 170  

  77.62 Undecided

Warriors hold off Wolverines

October 5, 2014
Missy Koslowski, GHSA News Online

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The Woodstock Wolverines came onto sacred Cherokee territory on Homecoming Friday night and were defeated 42 -21.  On what was looking like a potentially rainy night, the Warriors had a beautiful night for Homecoming and for football!

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Woodstock scored in all quarters except the third and made this a hard-fought contest.  They find themselves at 4 – 1 overall and 3 – 1 in Region 5 AAAAAA, with Cherokee at 5 – 1 and 3 – 1 in Region 5 AAAAAA.

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Cherokee coach Josh Shaw must have realized that this was more than Homecoming and the importance of this game.  The Coach must have found the right words to motivate his team.

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The Wolverines came into Cherokee Territory as the favorite to win and were encouraged when the Warriors allow them to score on the opening drive on a 12 – yard pass from #3 Justin Agner to #10 Josh Loud.

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The Warriors would not be denied and Cherokee QB #4 Spencer Ashley put up almost 450 yards in passing, with #10 Andrew Harris converting two to touchdowns and one on an 88 yard run after the catch on 3rd and 15.  Harris had an impressive game with 11 catches for 204 yards.

Check-out the maxprepsGame Log (Here). 

Cherokee (5-1, 3-1) now joins Woodstock (4-1, 3-1) in whats essentially a four-way tie for the region lead, alongside two other one-loss region teams Milton, which beat Etowah on Friday, and Roswell, which was upset by Wheeler.  Region 5 AAAAAA is shaping up to be a game-by-game and week-by-week must see affair with Walton’s forfeits and the results of this week!

Roster and TEAM links (Select Helmet or “Roster”):

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cheorkee ROSTER

Every Game Day, where we post roster, information, and additional links that are easily accessible for you via your smart phone, iphone, android, or iPad.

Georgia High School Athletics thanks everyone for your support!

It’s Eagles (Milton) against Eagles (Etowah) Tonight at 7:30 PM

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October 3, 2014
Missy Koslowski, GHSA News Online

This Friday night, Region 5 AAAAAA lights up with a highly anticipated match-up between two Eagle teams when Etowah hosts Milton – Eagles against Eagles!

Milton is very well coached by former Pope HS Asst. Head Coach, Defensive Coordinator, and Strength/Conditioning Coach,Tony Howie DeCristofaro (bio HERE).

Etowah Head Coach, Dave Svehla (bio HERE) has built a strong Region 5 contender and was formerly at El Paso Gridley High School in Illinois.

The Milton “Mpire” battled the Trojans of Lassiter last week and handed them a devastating loss 56 – 0, dominating every phase of the game and holding a high-powered run and pass offense to their first 0 point game!  Etowah’s “Empire” comes out of a major battle with Cherokee County rival Woodstock where they barely lost in double-overtime 47 – 44.

Both these teams have a shot at Region 5 AAAAAA.  Woodstock is 5-0 overall and atop the region at 3-0. Trailing by a half-game is Roswell, which is 2-0 in the region and one of three teams yet to play its third game. Walton, Cherokee and Etowah are all 2-1. Etowah holds a tiebreaker over Cherokee because of a head-to-head win, but it has not played Walton.

This IS a “Must-See” game if you are a TRUE High School Football Fan!

Come out and support your TEAM – Milton Eagles, Etowah Eagles – Football Fans!

Tonight’s game is at 7:30 PM and will be hosted by the Etowah Eagles (Here) – DIRECTIONS can be found HERE

REGION 5 AAAAAA Information:

Your Region 5 AAAAAA Standings (HERE) between the Milton Eagles and the Etowah Eagles.

TEAMS win / loss “predictions”:

The Maxwell Projections Page (HERE)

Roster and TEAM links (Select Helmet or “Roster”):

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Etowah_HelmetROSTER

Quixscore via: maxpreps or FOLLOW : Twitter (HERE )

Every Game Day, where we post roster, information, and additional links that are easily accessible for you via your smart phone, iphone, android, or iPad.   GHSANewsOnline will be Quixscoring the game for MaxPreps and posting live on twitter.

Georgia High School Athletics wishes Milton and Etowah a safe / competitive game!

Wolverines attack Warriors TONIGHT

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October 3, 2014

Missy Koslowski, GHSA News Online / GA Online News

The Woodstock Wolverines are 5 – 0 and 3 – 0 in Region 5 AAAAAA.  Cherokee is 4 – 1 and 2 – 0 in Region 5 AAAAAA.

Woodstock defended its field last week with a 47-44 victory over Etowah in double-overtime, improving the Wolverines to 5-0 for the first time in team history.

The Warriors are fresh off a “Big” win last week at Pope, 61 – 32.  This IS a “Must-See” game if you are a TRUE High School Football Fan!

Come out and support your TEAM – Wolverines, Warriors, and Football Fans!

Tonight’s game is at 7:30 PM and will be hosted by the Cherokee Warriors (Website) – DIRECTIONS can be found HERE

REGION 5 AAAAAA Information:

Your Region 5 AAAAAA Standings (HERE) between the 5 – 0  Woodstock Wolverines and the 4 – 1 Cherokee Warriors.

TEAMS win / loss “predictions”:

The Maxwell Projections Page (HERE)

Roster and TEAM links (Select Helmet or “Roster”):

woodstock ROSTER

cheorkeeROSTER

Quixscore via:maxpreps or FOLLOW : Twitter (HERE )

Every Game Day, where we post roster, information, and additional links that are easily accessible for you via your smart phone, iphone, android, or iPad.

Georgia High School Athletics wishes the Wolverines and Warriors a safe / competitive game!