North Georgia Gladiators Defeat Georgia Panthers In Regular Season Showdown

The North Georgia Gladiators and Georgia Panthers entered their highly anticipated meeting with playoff seeding on the line in the NDFL. The Gladiators entered the game at 6-1 and the Panthers entered at 7-1.

It was all North Georgia Gladiators early thanks to quarterback Joey Vicary. Vicary scored on touchdown runs of 60 and 2 yards on the Gladiators first two possessions to give them a 14-0 lead after one period of play. The Gladiators would add another score on a T.J. Hamilton 2-yard touchdown run opening their lead out to 21-0.

The Panthers would finally get something going when Shane McCleskly hit Trey Wolfe on a 15-yard touchdown pass to make the score 21-7. They would keep the momentum going with a defensive stand forcing a punt and  Tamir Chester returned a botched punt 35 yards to the house and the Panthers trailed 21-14. North Georgia would add another touchdown when Joey Vicary hit Mo Issak from 40 yards out and the Gladiators took a 28-14 lead into halftime.

After a scoreless third quarter the Gladiators  would continue to pile it on in the fourth quarter adding a pair of field goals and another touchdown opening up a 41-14 lead. The Panthers added another touchdown late for window dressing making the final margin 41-20. The Gladiators extend their winning streak to five in a row and improve to 8-1 on the season and are slated to travel to the Chattanooga Outlaws next week. Chattanooga is 4-4 on the year and were off this week according to the league website.

You can hear the full broadcast of the North Georgia Gladiators win over the Georgia Panthers here on All The Time Sports.

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Defending GDFL Champion Chambersburg Cardinals 2012 Schedule

The Chamberburgs Cardinals have set their 2012 season schedule as they will look to repeat as Gridiron Developmental Football League champions. Here is a look at the schedule…

2011 GDFL Champions

6/16 vs Central Penn Piranha

6/23 vs Northern Rivermen

6/30 AT D.C. Explosion

7/7 AT Lancaster Lightning

7/14 vs South Jersey Lynx

7/21  vs South Buffalo Celtics

7/28 vs Lancaster Lightning

8/4 vs D.C. Explosion

8/11 AT South Jersey Lynx

The Cardinals finished the 2011 season undefeated at 13-0 and ranked No.1 in the final 2011 GDFL rankings and are ranked No.1 in the GDFL 2012 Preseason Top 25. The Chambersburg Cardinal franchise has been around since 1946, has won 13 League Championships and are currently on 25 game winning streak. The Cardinals will play their home games at Trojan Stadium in Chambersburg, PA.

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GDFL Preseason Top 25

The Gridiron Developmental Football League 2012 season is getting closer and with that the league released the Preseason Top 25 rankings. Sitting at the top are the defending 2011 GDFL National Champions the Chambersburg Cardinals.

“We want to show the teams, not only the teams that play good football but if you look at the top-tier teams of the league they do good business on this level, they are going beyond the football field and turning their team into a franchise. If you do good business your able to put together a good product on the field and a good investment. At this level that is what people are looking to see,” Charles Thompson stated about the rankings.

The Preseason Top 25 includes 18 teams that were in the 2011 playoffs , 6 teams who are in their first season in the GDFL . The Florida Falcons are the lone ranked team that did not the make playoffs playing in one of the stronger divisions last season.

Exclusive Video: Ryan Dillard Talks About His Switch To Southern Cal

Ryan Dillard of Buford (GA) talks about how he kept his options open after signing with Yale and by doing so he will be attending the University of Southern California to play football this fall (Dillard will enroll in summer school in June). Dillard is an under the radar player that did not get the acclaim by recruiting services that he thought his on field, academics and clean background warranted.

The biggest knock on Dillard in recruiting circles and with some schools was his size. When you watch him on film he plays so low that you really cannot detect his true height of 5’10”.

When asked about that Dillard said, “Yea I know. I now realize I didn’t have to play as low as I did and I’ll adjust at the next level, no problem”.

Well there you have it and no matter where you are you can hear Ryan Dillard making plays as a USC Trojan as the school has agreed to a new national radio deal as Joe Lucia of Awful Announcing reports.  Dillard and Detroit Lions All-Pro wide receiver Calvin “Megatron” Johnson, who played his college ball at Georgia Tech and his high school ball at Sandy Creek (GA), are cousins.

We’ll have more on Dillard’s trek to Southern Cal this week. Dillard is a prime example of one that handled their business on the playing field, in the classroom and on the recruiting trail despite all odds.

 

Did USC Land A Gem? Ryan Dillard Headed to Southern Cal

Buford (GA) All-World DB Ryan Dillard signed with Yale on signing day. Things did not workout afterwards and Dillard found his way to Southern Cal . Dillard said he kept his options open and because of  that and his pedigree he was able to play football for a football program that “wanted me”  .

All American Ryan Dillard going to Southern Cal

Dillard was a Semper Fidelis All-American and won two Georgia 2A State Championships at Buford in his three years. The Ryan Dillard Interview of him revealing these developments will be posted soon on Total Sports Coverage soon.

Camden County’s J.J. Green Gives UGA Verbal.

J.J. Green has been doing it in Kingsland, Ga since he was a freshmen. Freshmen normally don’t start for Jeff Herron at the Wing-T powerhouse on the Georgia Coast, Camden County. You have freshmen and then you have J.J. Green. Chris Gillman Stadium is a spectacle in itself with tailgating and all as you arrive on the campus. However when J.J. Green crosses the goal line in his chosen fashion, rather via run, pass, return or kick return, it really lights up.

J.J. Green scores on a 10 yard run vs Windsor Forest in 2010.

Miami Central was in town one night a year after Camden County won their last 5A State Championship (footnote: Miami Central will play at 5A 2011 Champion Grayson in 2012-Grayson is now in 6A) loaded with talent, man could Cato throw the football-heck the Rockets can play! J.J. Green however could return kicks and when he broke wide open down the left side you kinda knew this sophomore was the deal, why, because he was simply picking up where he left off as a freshman against a nationally respected out-of-state football team.

Green announced this week that he was going to attend the University of Georgia. For the Mr. All-Everything there is no telling where and what he will do for the Bulldog football team.

Green told Kipp Adams…

“I just committed to the University of Georgia,” Green said Monday afternoon. “I told Coach Richt, and he smiled and gave me a big hug.”

Hines Ward was the last that stepped in and did everything to win, is JJ Green that? Jacquez Green got the better of Hines in their Cocktail Party get-together. Hines was football, Jacquez was football and flare you had to have loved it. So now the nephew of Jacquez is going to be wearing silver britches just south of home in Jacksonville for a Cocktail Party get-together…aaaah man come it’s gonna fun coming up soon.

Wait hold up… there is still 2012 to play wake up… J.J. Green gets to rock Camden County Blue one more time for a shot at a 6A State Championship, could a South Georgia school such as Camden County claim the first ever 6A championship in Georgia? Region 1 pretty thick folks. Starting QB Brice Ramsey who is going to Georgia as well, will be back tossing it around to J.J. Green while kicking 50-odd yard field goals. Just watch those two-point conversions.

More on J.J. Green in the future, until then take a look at #5…

Video: GDFL Action Pacifica Islanders vs Tuolumne County Outlaws

The Pacifica Islanders are off to a 3-0 start after winning this past weekend. Earlier this season they traveled to the Tuolumne County Outlaws and came away with a 45-0 victory on March 30th 2012.  Quarterback Myles Gates and Punt Returner Paki Gordon stole the show with some dazzling plays.

The Islanders defeated the Nevada Dream this past weekend 45-14 and are off this weekend.