Lassiter Travels to Roswell

Missy Koslowski, GHSA News Online

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Many people don’t know it, but this Friday’s game between the Roswell Hornets and the Lassiter Trojan’s re-unites three players who played together as 8th graders on the phenomenal Walton Raider team that kicked everyone’s football butt that year!  Justin Ellis #87, Sheldon Evans #1 of Roswell, and #88 Clark Kent of Lassiter re-unite Friday night, but now on opposite sides of the ball. Sheldon Evans of the Hornets leads all Region 5 AAAAAA rushers with almost 1200 yards / averaging almost 7 yards a carry and #87 Justin Ellis (who is an outstanding athlete in his own right and played QB at Walton) is now a force on defense. Clark Kent of Lassiter is a talented Wide Receiver and is always a highlight film when he is on the field!

THROWBACK (Born-to-Compete VIDEO):

Watch former teammates (now Roswell Hornet) #10 Justin Ellis throw GREAT Pass to #88 Clark Kent (current Trojan) at the 2012 Walton vs, Roswell GMSAA Playoffs  (HERE) or click picture:

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Folks, although Lassiter has had it’s struggles, Russell Aarons #5 of Lassiter leads all Cobb County QB’s in passing (only a couple of yards short of leading all of Region 5 AAAAAA) and Pearson Van Horn #87 leads Cobb County in reception yards and is second only to Andrew Harris of Cherokee in Region 5 AAAAAA!


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Trojans attack Eagle “Mpire” TONIGHT

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September 26, 2014  by Missy Koslowski

The Milton Eagles Hornets recently were defeated by the Roswell Hornets in a Region 5 AAAAAA battle last week and Lassiter has been enjoying  a bye week .  Most have the Milton Eagles pegged to win a close battle, but this contest could go either way.  In any case, it will be a game you do not want to miss.

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

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

REGION 5 AAAAAA Information:

Your Region 5 AAAAAA Standings can be accessed (HERE) between the 2 – 1  Milton Eagles (Info. HERE) and the 0 – 4 Lassiter Trojans (Info. HERE).

TEAMS win / loss “predictions”:

The Maxwell Projections Page (HERE).

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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 Eagles a safe / competitive game!

What a GAME! – Kell at Lassiter 2014

 

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August 30, 2014 GHSA News

by: Missy Koslowski

Last night’s game at The Frank was a rivalry contest that ended with a score of Kell 42 Lassiter 35, but if that is all you see you have missed something.  Early this morning and into today, come talks about the Kell victory, but to watch this game “live” as I did last night, gives us the story behind the story.

Sitting on the Kell (Visitor) side and talking to the visiting parents and fans of Kell, I realized that there IS an animosity – a built-in fight for bragging rights.  What jumped out to me (and quite frankly what I was hoping to see) was the heart and fight to appear in this young Lassiter team being lead by QB Senior Russell Aarons. 

To be honest, I think that it was the Trojans that “shocked” the Longhorns!  Highly ranked Kell came into Frank Fillmann Stadium with a swagger of a pre-determined winner and left hammered and battered.  Yes, they won the game, but the real story is what the Trojans accomplished allong the way.

The Lassiter Trojans led by Head Coach, Jep Irwin made some significant improvements in their play from last week.  This was apparent in the performance and up-tempo of the offense and the never-say-die attitude of the defense.  “While very disappointed that we ultimately lost, I am very proud of our team’s effort and toughness in coming back twice from 2 TD deficits,” Lassiter coach Jep Irwin said.  “We have a lot to work on but also a lot we can build on moving forward.”

Don’t get me wrong, there were mistakes made , tackles missed and coverage’s blown – but what amazing heart these young men showed!  Stats are important as they reflect a “measurement” for people who do not take the opportunity or do not have the chance to see the game in-person.  Mason Waters #20 carried the ball 16 times for 81 yards and scored one of Lassiter’s touchdowns from a pass thrown by Aarons.  Grant Daniels ran over and past defenders, carrying the ball 14 times for 78 yards.  The offense shows great balance running and passing.  Impressive was Aarons, with actually the best QB performance of the night, completing 23 of 30 passes for 340 yards, including some great catches made by #85 Cole Taylor, #8 Micah Grigsby, and #87 Pearson VanHorn.

Throughout the game there were moments that could only be gleaned from being physically at the game.  Watching Aarons lead his team last night, he was impressive – not just by stats (but in the intangibles).  Last week we wrote about leader’s stepping forward – this happened with Aarons.  It also manifested itself in a young player on defense, Thomas Donalson #41.  This kid is scappy!  Donalson, a sophomore is listed as 5’11”, 205.  He gave the defense something to reckon with, so much so that the Kell 6’4″ 280 lb. Offensive Tackle,  James Dematto had to tackle Donalson to keep him from sacking his QB,  #10 Rosendahl.

As coach Irwin stated, this young team is disappointed in the loss but it comes with significant improvement and demonstration of “heart” and determination.  The great Vince Lombardi stated:

“Football is like life, it requires perseverance, self-denial, hard work sacrifice, dedication and respect for authority”.

In one week, this young Lassiter Team has made HUGE improvements, leaders have emerged, and the coaching staff has shown great prowess in preparing and mentoring their team.  The biggest problem now is that we, as fans, have to wait till next week to see more.

Lassiter shows skill in loss to Hillgrove

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Friday’s game between Lassiter and Hillgrove had to be seen to be appreciated and if you were not there, you missed a GREAT contest.    On an exciting first day of High School Football and a scorcher, Hillgrove won the toss and Lassiter kicked-off the season receiving the ball.

Lassiter and Hillgrove both traded possessions and on the second opportunity on offense, Russell Aarons QB #5, handed off to Grant Daniels #28 at the Lassiter 40 and the (5’8″ 200lb.) RB broke through the middle for a 60 yard touchdown untouched.  The point after was good and Lassiter led by 7.

Russell Aarons passed for 327 yards and had 29 completions out of 49 attempts with one running touchdown and a 57 yard touchdown completion to #8 Micah Grigsby.  Although Aarons had only a 59% completion average, he was dead on with his passing and was thwarted by great defensive play and several drops by receivers.

There was positive performance to be recognized outside of the score box, where #41 Thomas Donalson, #48 Kory Gildea, and #24 Tanner Plemmons had some great defensive plays.

Russell  Aarons #5 spread the ball around to 10 different receivers, most notably #87 Person VanHorn who had 5 catches for 76 yards.  Cole Taylor #85, Tyler Kay #9, and Evan Joseph #82 also had nice catches for significant yards with Mason Waters # 20 showing moves like Barry Sanders cutting and slicing through defenders.

Lassiter was only down by 6 at the half (27 – 21), but would fight hard this whole contest trailing Hillgrove 41 -21 at the end of the third quarter.  Hillgrove was held to only 6 more points in the fourth, while Lassiter battled back hard to score 14 when regulation ended with the score Hillgrove 47 Lassiter 35.

This was a scoreboard loss for the Trojans, but this young team (in their first game) showed they have talent on both sides of the ball with many weapons in both the running and passing game.  Russell Aarons showed he has the skills to lead this team and shows great promise in this, his senior season.