Lassiter can WIN Region 5 in 2014

August 28, 2014 EDITORIAL
Missy Koslowski, GHSA News

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Okay Maxwell, the AJC, Maxpreps, etc., I have watched Kell, Hillgrove, and Lassiter play this season. We have scouted the players & coaches at Walton, at Lassiter and most at Hillgrove. At GHSA News, we believe that of these three teams, Lassiter is the most talented.

There are issues, in the pre-season against North Cobb and in the first game at Hillgrove. Adjustments might have been made to both the defense and the offense (quarter-to-quarter) to win these games.

The good thing is GHSA News feels that this can be fixed, the question is – are our assumptions correct? Lassiter has a talented leader in Russell Aarons #5, a Senior. They have an amazing and talented receiver group and even more so at the running back position, with a power runner (WITH SPEED) in Grant Daniels #34, a WATER BUG runner like #20 Mason Waters, and a combination runner in #26 Oris Lawhorn.

Last week Russell Aarons completed passes to 10 different receivers. The offense is capable, but the defense has to make adjustments to stop Kell this week. This is a HUGE test for Lassiter and going into next week’s rivalry game with Walton, they need to make the aforementioned “adjustments” in REAL-TIME / not in hind-sight. The old adage, “The Best Defense is a Good Offense” is true, but a Good and Adjusting Defense gives a young talented offense a chance to win the game.

Lassiter needs to win this game! Walton has a new coach and a less-skilled (overall) roster than Lassiter. If Lassiter hosts Walton at 0 – 2 next week, it will give Walton too much confidence coming in and increase Walton’s chances of a close game or a win.

We believe that the key word for Lassiter is “ADJUSTMENT”. Lassiter has the talent to do better than last year. They need to get to the playoffs (hopefully past the first round) and on-the-way find the chemistry, player combination, and coaching nimbleness to empower this talented team.

On this team there are players who can step-up and become leaders! If they read this article, they know who they are. Step-up, don’t accept losing – encourage and inspire your teammates! Talk to your coaches, speak up on the field, support the guy next to you – “Losing cannot be acceptable to you, a talented team”.

Here are our predictions for Lassiter, knowing what we know:

DATE           VISITOR                      LINE
08-29-14      Kell                            Lassiter +3
09-05-14      Walton                      Lassiter +10

Russell Aarons leads the Lassiter Trojans against Hillgrove Friday 8/22/14

Russel Aarons leads Lassiter as starting QB
Russel Aarons leads Lassiter as starting QB

August 18, 2014   Missy Koslowski, GHSA News

Last Friday, the Lassiter Trojans travelled to North Cobb High School for a pre-season scrimmage against the North Cobb Warriors.  Russell Aarons (shown in the photo) leads the Trojans at QB.

Lassiter is a young team being lead by this senior quarterback and showed great skill and heart in this contest.  Last year, (it is important to note) that QB Aarons demonstrated his team leadership skills and athletic ability playing behind starter Will Anderson. Aarons played multiple positions and demonstrated an admirable trait of leadership by significantly contributing anywhere he could on offense, defense, and special teams.

This year he leads his team as the starting QB and obviously is showing why this team coached by (head coach) Jep Irwin, is looking so good starting the 2014 season!

Aarons leads the Trojans against Hillgrove this Friday at 7:30Pm (Location: Hillgrove High School).  Please support both teams with your attendance at the game. 

Clark Kent (Lassiter High School) MVP of ELITE 1-on-1 Matchup Invitational in Myrtle Beach, SC

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Clark Kent, a rising sophomore at Lassiter High School in Marietta, made MVP honors this week at the ELITE 1-on-1 Offense-Defense Match-Up Classic which was held in Myrtle Beach, SC  July 26th thru July 27th (https://www.o-d.com/elite-camp).

Out of 180 participants from Georgia to California, Clark Kent WR of Lassiter (Jep Irwin, Head Coach), was the only Georgia participant named to MVP status.  There were only 13 players chosen in the selection.