Starr's Mill and Sandy Creek are semifinal bound

There was little drama in their quarterfinal matches tonight, but that suited the players, coaches and fans just fine. Those who braved the cold were rewarded with seeing their teams advance to the semifinals in their respective classifications on the strengths of shutouts.

For more on the games, see the story at http://www.thecitizensports.com/node/1122

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Starrs Mill/Tucker TV info...

CSS, Ch 45 Comcast, Friday Dec 3rd, 7:30 PM. This was being reported last night on Sportsnight.....

As many as 10+ Division 1 prospects on the field. Should be a great game.

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Starrs Mill vs. Tucker Football Game Site

The Starrs Mill game will be played at Hallford Stadium in DeKalb County. Here is the info off the DCSS website.

James R. Hallford Stadium (formerly Memorial Stadium) has a seating capacity of 15,600 for both sides. The stadium is located at 3789 Memorial College Avenue, Clarkston, Georgia 30021; on the central campus of Georgia Perimeter College in Clarkston, two miles outside I-285. Take Memorial Drive to Memorial College Avenue, turn left, the stadium is a half mile on left.

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Where's the Games to be held?

OK Citizen how about an update, where's the playoff games to be held this weekend.

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Dondol

As I understand it, the Mill plays in Tucker and the Creek plays at home.

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Thanks Hutch

Thanks for the info, did Sandy Creek add to the stadium or are they going to have the same problem as last year? Anyway I wish both teams the Best, if would be something to have 2 State Champs from the same county.

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I believe that Starrs Mill lost a coin flip to Tucker

for home field. Still, not a bad drive....should be a good game.

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Tucker at "home"

You are correct, Tucker is technically the "home" team via coin flip.

They won't be playing at their normal home field though (Adams stadium), they'll be at that 15,000 seat Memorial stadium that Dekalb uses for big events. (The name isn't Memorial anymore, they changed it a few years back, but it was Memorial back in my day).

Tucker is a scary good team, they've got that all-world running back. It's a shame these two teams have to meet in the semifinals. Whoever wins this game ought to be a lock for state champion.

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Memorial Stadium

"Built 1968, the James R. Hallford Stadium (formerly Memorial Stadium) has a seating capacity of 15,600 for both sides. The stadium is located at 3789 Memorial College Avenue, Clarkston, Georgia 30021; on the central campus of Georgia Perimeter College in Clarkston, two miles outside I-285. Take Memorial Drive to Memorial College Avenue, turn left, the stadium is a half mile on left."

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Sounds like a classic match up...

... a big time offense against a big time defense.

Citizen: Please post how and where and when and how much tickets are etc.

Sounds like Sandy Creek is in the same sort of 'winner should win state' game.

Two state power houses with long winning streaks (25+ games each) will meet Friday night.

At least Creek gets to play it at home... good luck to Sandy Creek and Starr's Mill Friday night!

Who 'woulda thunked' it. Starr's Mill, an academic powerhouse, playing football at this level.

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I wonder if one county has had two teams...

I wonder if one county has had two teams is the state semi-finals before?

What about the State Finals?

What about two teams winning state championships in one sport?

Interesting. I can't imagine the quality of a team that is a combination of any two, three four, or all five of the Fayette County High Schools.

Big time kudos the the two football programs and all of the other fantastic things about those two (and the other) Fayette County Schools.

Now, if your board would support these teachers and return the 4.5% pay they used to balance their books they might actually be able to keep these amazing folks AFTER the economy rebounds and the other systems start trying to hire Fayette County teachers, administrators and coaches away from here.

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I wonder if one county has had two teams...

@ JohnnyBGood.

It's happened a number of times. This is what I have:

SEMIFINALS
AAAAA
2005 Brookwood 23 Dacula 14 (Gwinnett)
2008 Peachtree Ridge 13 Grayson 10 (Gwinnett)

AAA
1962 Murphy 28 Westminster 7 (Fulton)
1972 Lakeside-Atlanta 34 Avondale 14 (DeKalb)
2006 Shaw 16 Carver-Columbus 14 (Muscogee)
2009 Gainesville 29 Flowery Branch 21 (Hall)

FINALS
AAAAA
2002 Parkview 28 Brookwood 7 (Gwinnett)

AAAA
2008 Tucker 15 Marist 3 (DeKalb)

AAA
1979 Redan 17 Marist 14 (DeKalb)
1993 Thomas County Central 14 Thomasville 12 (Thomas)

AA
1971 Westminster 13 North Fulton 10 (Fulton)
2002 Buford 34 Greater Atlanta Christian 10 (Gwinnett)

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Great Work Ocean 9 - thanks!
ocean9 wrote:

@ JohnnyBGood.

It's happened a number of times. This is what I have:

SEMIFINALS
AAAAA
2005 Brookwood 23 Dacula 14 (Gwinnett)
2008 Peachtree Ridge 13 Grayson 10 (Gwinnett)

AAA
1962 Murphy 28 Westminster 7 (Fulton)
1972 Lakeside-Atlanta 34 Avondale 14 (DeKalb)
2006 Shaw 16 Carver-Columbus 14 (Muscogee)
2009 Gainesville 29 Flowery Branch 21 (Hall)

FINALS
AAAAA
2002 Parkview 28 Brookwood 7 (Gwinnett)

AAAA
2008 Tucker 15 Marist 3 (DeKalb)

AAA
1979 Redan 17 Marist 14 (DeKalb)
1993 Thomas County Central 14 Thomasville 12 (Thomas)

AA
1971 Westminster 13 North Fulton 10 (Fulton)
2002 Buford 34 Greater Atlanta Christian 10 (Gwinnett)

It's really not a very long list when you consider how many teams are involved at the five classifications every year. Great job Sandy Creek and Starr's Mill!

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Starr Mills

Congratulations to the school that has it all:

Great teachers; great administration; great support staff; great parents; outstanding academic achievement; AND COACHES AND STUDENT PLAYERS WHO ARE SUPERIOR!!

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On to the semifinals....

Way to go Sandy Creek and Starr's Mill!!!!

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Good article on Sandy Creek football

Good article on Sandy Creek football HERE, discussing why Sandy Creek bounces back and forth between AAAA and AAA classifications (main reason: no apartment buildings in high school district, so economic downturn = much fewer students).

Also interesting is that Sandy Creek lost 10 players to graduation last year that got college football scholarships. This year's talent pool is much thinner, so most starters go both ways (that's not a comment on their sexuality, NotLindsey, it means they play both offense AND defense).

That's one helluva way to reach the playoffs, you have to have some extraordinarily conditioned athletes to do that.

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