Sunday, December 2, 2012
Allatoona loses to Whitewater in quarterfinals.
The 11-1 Allatoona Buccaneers were once again the road team as they visited the 11-1 Whitewater Wildcats in Fayetteville on Friday night. The Bucs were a favorite to win the game after a stunning upset of the M.L. King Lions last week. Being the favorite didn't guarantee a victory. Two turnovers and an interception by the Buccaneers gave the Wildcats all the opportunities they would need to to outscore the Bucs 24-3. The Wildcats ground game, anchored by running backs Christian Walford (7) and Kendall Conley (25) would use a lot of time off the clock, limiting Allatoona's opportunities to score and the Whitewater defense also limited the Buccaneers ground game.
Monday, November 26, 2012
A last minute victory moves Allatoona one step closer to the championship
The 10-1 Allatoona Buccaneers were the visiting team as they took on the undefeated ML King Jr. High School Lions at James Hallford Stadium in Clarkston on Friday night. Allatoona won the toss and elected to receive the opening kick. The Bucs offense went to work quickly with runs by TJ Herron (10) and Cody Sorrells (30). Moving the ball to inside the Lions 5 yard line before being stopped. Nathan Shaw (29) made a field goal to put the Bucs on top 3-0 with 6:05 left in the first quarter. The Bucs defense would keep the Lions from scoring and force ML King to punt the ball. The Bucs would again drive the ball down the field but get stopped deep in the Lions' territory, having to settle for another Shaw (29) field goal with 4:51 left in …
Saturday, November 17, 2012
The Bucs beat Heritage High School of Conyers in a close one.
Allatoona continued its winning ways for the second consecutive year with a 24-21 first round playoff victory over the Heritage Patriots. It didn't look promising for the Buccaneers at the start of Friday night's game. Heritage scored first on a 45-yard pass play with 5:16 left in the first quarter, then its defense picked off Allatoona quarterback Jeremy Uzee and took it back 50 yards for a touchdown. With 4:15 left in the first quarter, Heritage held a 14-0 lead. Allatoona righted the ship and moved the ball down the field. The Bucs scored early in the second quarter to make the score 14-7. The Allatoona defense came up big on the next two Heritage possessions and gave the Bucs offense great field position to start each series. Allatoona…
Saturday, November 3, 2012
The Bucs' offense produces the most points this season.
It was senior night for the North Paulding Wolfpack as they took on the visiting Allatoona Buccaneers for the first time since 2009. The series tied 2-2, this was the fifth meeting between the teams. Not only was "the County Line Bucket" on the line Friday night, this game carried possible Region 5-AAAAA implications. For the past three weeks, the Bucs had been slow to start offensively. That was not the case Friday night. Allatoona took the opening kick to start the game and quickly moved down the field on three straight pass plays from scrimmage, finally scoring on a run by Josh Bettistea with 8:58 left in the first quarter. The Allatoona defense held North Paulding on the Wolfpack's opening drive and got the ball back to the Bucs …
Saturday, October 27, 2012
The Buccaneers beat the Hiram Hornets 20-17 in overtime.
Despite a slow start, the Allatoona Buccaneers pulled out to a 10-0 lead in the first half after a field goal by Natan Shaw (29) and a touchdown by Jeremy Uzee (6) on a quarterback keeper. As the second quarter was winding down, the Hiram Hornets came swarming back with a touchdown and field goal of its own. The score was tied 10-10 at halftime. Allatoona took the kick to start the second half. The Buccaneers drove down the field only to be stopped inside the 20. Allatoona missed a second field goal attempt. The score remained tied until the start of the fourth quarter when sophomore Josh Bettistea (26) broke off a 33-yard touchdown run from scrimmage. The extra point was good and the score was Allatoona 17, Hiram 10. Later in the fourth …
Saturday, November 26, 2011
Allatoona lost its first game of the football season Friday and was bounced from the playoffs.
Allatoona star running back, Miles Jones, suffered a concussion in the third quarter, according to the Marietta Daily Journal, and even though the Buccaneers fought hard to erase an early deficit, Burke County was too much for Allatoona who lost 32-28 in the third round of the GHSA 3A State Football Championships. After Jones’ exit from the game, Allatoona fought back and took a three-point lead with just over seven minutes to play, but Burke County answered quickly, scoring the go-ahead touchdown with just under four minutes remaining in the game. Allatoona had been playing with fire throughout the playoffs – falling behind in each of its three games. Playing from behind finally caught up with the Buccaneers who shut out three opponents …
Saturday, November 19, 2011
The Buccaneers score late and win to move forward in the GHSA State Football Playoffs.
Running back Miles Jones scored twice in the second half, according to the Marietta Daily Journal, to lead Allatoona to a come-from-behind 14-7 victory Friday in the second round of the GHSA 3A State Football Championships over Mary Persons. Allatoona fell behind early because Mary Persons stacked the box with eight, sometimes nine defenders, slowing the Buccaneer rushing attack. When Allatoona began throwing the ball the stacked box loosened and Jones was able to capitalize. Jones carried the ball 20 times for 97 yards and eclipsed the 2,000-yard plateau for the season. The Buccaneers will play Burke County next Friday in the quarterfinals of the playoffs. Burke County is also undefeated and a No. 1 seed, so home-field advantage will be …
Friday, November 18, 2011
Allatoona will play host tonight in the second round of the GHSA AAA State Football Playoffs.
Mary Persons (9-2) at Allatoona (11-0) – As it’s been in the regular season, running back Miles Jones carried the Buccaneers to victory in the first round of the playoffs, literally and figuratively, with 256 yards last week against Franklin County. Allatoona is the No. 1 seed from Region 7-AAA, and ranked fifth in the state while Mary Parsons is the No. 3 seed from Region 2-AAA. Kickoff is at 7:30 p.m. tonight at Buccaneer Stadium. We want to make Acworth Patch the place to go for all the latest high school sports news, but we need your help. Whether you're a coach, player, booster, parent or fan, if you attend a game, share the final score, highlights, stats, photos, videos, etc., with your friends and neighbors. To report a final score…
Saturday, November 12, 2011
Allatoona trailed at halftime but controlled the second half against Franklin County for its first football playoff win.
Saturday, November 12, 2011
Allatoona extended its perfect season with the first football playoff win in school history Friday night, beating Franklin County, 47-21, at home in Acworth. As usual, running back Miles Jones led the way for the Buccaneers (11-0). He ran for 255 yards on 17 carries, including a 65-yard touchdown on the second play of the game, the Marietta Daily Journal reported. The Bucs actually trailed at halftime, 21-19, but outscored Franklin County, 28-0, in the second half. “What an awesome win to a well played game by both teams,” Laurie Ott Uzee wrote on the Allatoona football Facebook page. “It was exciting to watch, but the WIN was the icing on the cake!” The Bucs, ranked fifth in the state in the Associated Press media poll and the PrepCountry…
Friday, November 11, 2011
Allatoona gets to play at home tonight while North Cobb hits the road.
Franklin County (6-4) at Allatoona (10-0) – Allatoona just finished a perfect season, the first in the school’s four-year history. The Buccaneers are built on defense. Only three times this season have opponents reached double digits against the Bucs, and Allatoona holds teams to an average of eight points per game. North Cobb (5-5) at Camden County (10-0) – North Cobb hasn’t won a playoff game since 1979, losing its last 11 straight. It doesn’t get any easier for the Warriors tonight when they travel to top-ranked Camden County, a team that led the state with 54.9 points per game and gives up less than a touchdown per game. We want to make Acworth Patch the place to go for all the latest high school sports news, but we need your help. …