LIVE Scoreboard Show Tonight

Join us LIVE from Terry’s Bar and Grill, 4121 NE 36th Street in Ocala, FL tonight September 28th from 11:30pm until 1am for the LIVE Total Sports Coverage High School Scoreboard Show following all high school games from Friday Night.

We’ll have player, coach and fan interviews, scores from around the state, region and nation as well as special guest from across the region informing you on the latest in high school football.

We’ll see you at Terry’s Bar and Grill for all the good food and Friday Night Specials. If you’re not in the Ocala area don’t worry, you can still catch the entire show right here on totalsportscoverage.com  tonight September 28th after all of the games.

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McEachern Wins At The End Over Marietta

The McEachern Indians entered their game against county and region rival  Marietta 1-2 and both of their losses came to teams that have been highly touted across the nation (Grayson-Nkemdiche at DL/RB and Walton-Jones at RB).

Both Grayson (to Parkview) and Walton (to McEachern Region foe North Cobb) fell and fell hard last week. McEachern won in less than impressive fashion against Pebblebrook last week and so enter Marietta. Marietta came to Walter Cantrell Stadium with a very viable quarterback in Anthony Jennings, who is going to LSU as of today, and an offense that can score and score in multiple ways. Jennings passed for 280 yards and two touchdowns and rushed for 90 yards.

However Marietta/McEachern runs deep dating back to 1972 and well you have to line up and play because that’s all you really can go do . McEachern pulled out a win is the most classic of fashions as Ty Clemons found Chris Okeh for a successful two-point conversation to give the Indians a 29-28 lead with 30 seconds left and their defense would hold for the win.

The starting McEachern quarterback, Ty Clemons was 10-16 passing for 112 yards and tacked on 33 yards rushing. The Indians second quarterback Ty Griffin tallied 168 yards rushing and three touchdowns while passing for 10 yards on 1-2 passing. Both Clemons and Griffin played much of the game on the field at the same time and it was Griffin’s first action of the second since an ankle injury in the season opener against Grayson.

iBN Sports had the coverage and you can see it now. If you want to get to the “good stuff” the stuff that won the game seek ahead to the 2:48.00 mark of the footage where McEachern took over with 1:58 left in the fourth quarter trailing by 7 with one more drive and one more special play in their playbook left.

Cedar Shoals Looking To Continue Positive Start

The Cedar Shoals Jaguars, located on Athens Georgia’s “Eastside”, are quietly beginning to roar in the opening month of the high school football season. Off the jump the credit goes to Athletic Director Roger Edmonds. Edmonds put forth a thorough and detailed search to find the next head football coach and bring the program back to heights it has seen in the past while seeking to exceed them.

The Cedar Shoals Jaguars play in the rugged but below radar Region 8-5A in Georgia

“The selection process was long and difficult. We had many good quality candidates, but in the end we decided that good was just not good enough”, Edmonds said about the coaching search.

Early indications on the field, around the school and in the community is that Edmonds found such coach south of the Georgia border in Palm Gardens, FL in one Chris Davis

Davis has the Jaguars off to a 2-0 start with the latest victory coming in the waning moments over a very game Elbert County (Class AAA in Georgia) squad headlined by highly touted running back Tyshon Dye. The Jags won 35-28 late in the fourth quarter by running back Adrian Washington going in from two yards out to cap the win with 60-odd seconds remaining. Washington, being courted by several schools-with Auburn the favorite, finished with 217 yards and 2 touchdowns.

“We came back four times from behind, that showed me this team will not quit”, Davis said

The last time the Jags were 2-0 was 2007, the last of 14 years by former head coach Scott Wilkins-who never had a losing season at Cedar Shoals and whom the stadium is partially named for.

Dye on the flip side went for 117 yards on 18 carries (including a 65-yard touchdown run). Minus the touchdown run, that’s 52 yards given up to one of the nations premier backs, Dye also scored on a kick return. Title-rich Buford, who fell to Cedar’s region foe Gainesville last week, held Dye to 66 yards rushing in a 14-3 week one loss by the Blue Devils.

Next up for Cedar Shoals is region play, region 8-5A this is stacked with quality teams (Gainesville, Clarke Central, Flowery Branch, Heritage-Conyers and Apalachee to name a few)  and is a very underrated region in the state scheme of things regardless of classification.

The Jaguars open region play hosting Flowery Branch this Friday, a Flowery Branch team that Davis describes as a team that, “They have a  good run game, their good at the second level, well coached and play with a lot of energy”, Davis pointed out.

For the Jaguars, a region play opening game win would provide good footing for the remaining region slate that is ahead. With Washington running the rock, Jordan passing it more than many have seen  in the Jaguar program/history and a defense that is out to gang tackle you, the Cedar Shoals Jaguars are headed in the winning direction. Chris Davis is just getting started while providing quite the appetizer.

GDFL Will Have New Champion In 2012; Other Playoff Results

The Gridiron Developmental Football League will have to crown a new champion when the championship game is played in Orlando, FL in mid October. The defending champion Chambersburg Cardinals have been knocked out of the 2012 GDFL Playoffs after suffering their second loss of the season to the Central Penn Piranha. Here are the results from this past weekends playoff action in the GDFL.

Central Penn Piranha 28  Chambersburg Cardinals 6

Fayetteville Horizon 62 Palmetto Havoc 8

Georgia Canes 25  Florida Falcons 10

South Buffalo Celtics 38  Grand Rapids Thunder 19

Cuyahoga County Spartans 24  Western Pa. Wildcatz 10

Kentucky Wolverines 15  Mississippi Stallions 12

Oklahoma Thunder 30  Louisiana Bayou 14

For more information on the GDFL Playoffs visit gdfl.net

Vanguard Bounces Back, Thumps North Marion 20-6

North Marion entered their yearly showdown against rival Vanguard coming off a thrilling overtime win over Trinity Catholic while Vanguard went back to the drawing board after a beat down by national power Camden County (Ga).

Vanguard would answer the bell  playing in front of 5,300-plus at North Marion’s jammed packed Stan Toole Memorial Stadium with a solid 20-6 win over what turned out to be a short-handed Colts squad. North Marion was playing without talented transfer running back/athlete James Allen, starting quarterback Brody Hall-a Vanguard transfer and leading tackler De’Amontae Jackson and they were missed. Aaron Pringle and Myles Stewart did most of the heavy lifting for the Colts’ defense.

North Marion would get some early chances deep in Vanguard territory but were unable to  score touchdowns and had to settle for two David Hatcher field goals of 19 and 30 yards and led 6-0 early in the second quarter. From that point forward it was all Vanguard as they took the ensuing possession 4 plays and 80 yards with Ty’ronte Files finishing off the drive with a 37-yard touchdown run tying the game at 6 after a failed extra-point.

Files would strike again for Vanguard two possessions later going 36-yards for a touchdown giving the Knights a 13-6 lead after a successful extra-point with 4:09 left in the quarter. Both teams were careless with the football as each squad had three first half turnovers. After North Marion’s third turnover of the half Vanguard would go 5 plays and 28 yards for another score when Adam Robless hit Cameron Livingston on a fade route for a 5-yard touchdown pass giving the Knights a 20-6 halftime lead.

For North Marion the offense was vastly different from the previous week and never got going as Junior Nick Trino got the start at quarterback instead of Reggie Wilkerson for the injured Brody Hall. Trino, a baseball standout, took his lumps to the tune of 6-21 36 yards and 2 interceptions passing (29 of those yards to Reggie Wilkerson on one play). North Marion Head coach Craig Damon had to convince Trino to come out for the football team earlier last week and had only had one week of full practice with the team. All six of his completions were within 5 yards of the line of scrimmage and everything thrown down the field was off due to either timing or miscommunication with receivers.

The run game provided little help for Trino as the Colts rushed for only 41 yards in the game with running backs Ian Neal and Derrick Harmon getting the bulk of the carries. North Marion finished with only 77 yards of total offense, 41 of those on the ground and two first downs.

“Not once did I think about moving Reggie [Wilkerson] to quarterback, I wanted to be able to get him the ball in space. It was a tough week for us with this flu bug going around but that is no excuse, credit to Vanguard, they beat us and we have to get better”,  Damon said on the Total Sports Coverage Scoreboard Show.

Vanguard showed that playing a national powerhouse you can improve. Files rushed for 190 yards and 2 touchdowns and Reshard Sweet had 55 all important yards that setup Files to break big runs. Linebackers Marcus Davis, Kyle Sandner and Deltron Modican camped out in the North Marion backfield all night and Sanchez Loften anchored the secondary with two interceptions for the Knight defense.

“We had more effort tonight and our receivers blocked down field and that helped us. Our linebackers, all of them played great. Davis, Sandner and Modican will hit you and hit you hard, they can play”, Vanguard head coach Alex Castaneda said.

Vanguard is off this week while North Marion will regroup and get ready to host Forest, who defeated Dunnellon 37-20 behind the play of talented two-sport star Jordon Austin.

ML King Earns Second Consecutive Shutout, Beats Southwest Dekalb 18-0

ML King defeated Southwest Dekalb 18-0 Saturday night in Clarkston, GA using all facets of the game to chalk up their second shutout of the season, improving to 2-0 in 2012. Quarterback Montqavious Johnson guided a balanced ML King offense on its opening drive which ended with a 27-yard field goal by Kra. On Southwest Dekalb’s opening possession trailing 3-0, the ML King defense and special teams would enter the game. SWD would get hit with delay of game and substitution penalties and were on their own 7-yard line lining up to punt. ML King got a rush and blocked it in the end zone, the Panthers recovered it for a safety giving King a 5-0 baseball score looking lead.

Southwest Dekalb would put together a drive down to the ML King 12-yard line before settling for and missing a 39-yard field goal.

Johnson would then warm up hitting Demarquis Polite-Bray and Donald Clark for nice yardage on passing plays, then handing off to bruising back Jamel Smith with back to back carries totaling 15 yards, setting up a 36-yard touchdown pass from Johnson to Polite-Bray on the next play for a 12-0 ML King lead after a successful PAT.

“He was able to come in this week, get the jitters out from last week, settle down, read the defense and play ball, the guy was all-county last year”, ML King head coach Rober Freeman said about his starting quarterback.

The Panthers would miss a field goal from 34-yards out after a 10-play drive stalled on their next possession and it was 12-0 at the intermission.

In the third ML King put the game away halting another SWD drive with solid defense, a defense that saw JaCarthy Mack, Chaka Diarrassouba, Hector Stanback and others making multiple plays all night. King would line up, mix pass and run as Johnson hit four straight passes on a  61-yard 13-play drive capped with a Jeremy Tyler 6-yard touchdown run and an 18-0 lead. That lead would be held by the ML King defense as the posted their second consecutive shutout to open the 2012 season. King shutout Stockbridge 23-0 in their season opener last week.

“I just like the way they [the defense] get to the ball, they play assignment football. We bent a little bit but we didn’t break, we were able to get stops when we needed them so that helped us out big time”, Freemen stated.

Montqavious Johnson finished 15-24 190 yards and a touchdown on the night hitting Donald Clark 5 times for 85 yards and Polite-Bray 3 times for 63 yards and a touchdown. Jamel Smith rushed 4 times for an important bruising 24 yards while Clark, Spencer Williams and Reynard Whyte shared other rushing duties.

“We have a good run game and then we can throw the ball. This year we wanted to be balanced out, we have three or four running backs that can run the ball and we have to use them and be smart with the clock…Oh man Jamel [Smith] is a monster as you can see the other defenses don’t want to tackle him and he runs hard”, Freeman replied when asked about balance.

ML King will face Mays next Friday. Mays defeated Miller Grove 34-7 last Friday night. Southwest Dekalb will take on Lakeside-Dekalb who defeated Dunwoody 28-14.

GDFL Playoffs Head Into Sweet 16

The GDFL 2012 Playoffs kicked off last weekend. Here is a look at some of the results and action from around the league playoffs. The headline match up for this coming weekends Sweet 16 showdowns will be the 2011 GDFL National champion Chambersburg Cardinals facings the Central Penn Piranha, the Piranha defeated the Cardinals in the season opener for the Cardinal only lost of the season while ending a 25-game winning streak.  Two games had to be reschedule due to Hurricane Issac and there has been no official announcement of when they will be made up.

Chambersburg Cardinals  (PA) 27 Hampton Roads Redskinz (VA) 12 Final: Game Video

Central Penn Piranha (PA) 51 Metro Nemesis (Washington D.C.)12 Final: Have you seen “Big House”…see him HERE  Game Recap with Video

Cuyahoga County Spartans (Ohio) 28 Christian County Outlaws (Kentucky) 14 Final ; Game Recap 

Palmetto Havoc (South Carolina) 7  East Carolina Eagles (North Carolina) 6

Carolina Venom 23 Low County Bone Crushers (South Carolina) 0

Georgia Canes 14  Georgia Crush 0

Grand Rapids Thunder 34 Ohio Golden Knights 14

South Buffalo Celtics (New York) 42 Greensburg Panthers 14

Western PA Wildcats 64  Buckeye Bearcats (Ohio) 0

Indianapolis Tornados (Indiana) 47  Tennessee Hurricanes 14

Kentucky Wolverines vs Mississippi Stallions (postponed due to Hurricane Issac)

Oklahoma City Diamondbacks 21 Delta Blaze (Mississippi) 0

Louisiana Bayou Vipers vs Oklahoma Thunder (postponed due to Hurricane Issac)

Follow @THEGDFL on Twitter for the latest updates from around the playoffs.

Vanguard Humbled in 53-7 Loss To Camden County

On its first possession of the game the Vanguard Knights looked to be getting off to a great start when Reshard Sweet broke free on a 57-yard run down to the Camden County 12-yard line. That would be the biggest threat for Vanguard as Sweet fumbled two plays later and Camden County recovered it on their own 1-yard line. The Wildcats lined up and went 99 yards in 14 plays taking a 6-0 lead on a 2-yard Marcus Jordan touchdown run, the extra point was no good but Camden has seized the momentum of the game and the rout was on.

Camden County scored 26 unanswered points to start the game before Vanguard would dent the scoreboard off Camden’s lone turnover of the game. After Kalvarez Bessent intercepted Vanguard quarterback Adam Robles at the Camden 2-yard line, the Knights recovered a Camden fumble on the Camden 1-yard line scoring one play later on a Tyronte Files touchdown run making it 26-7 with 7:41 left in the second quarter.

For Camden County it never matter where they started on the field in the game as they had scoring drives of 99, 46, 19, 3, 80, and 1 yards in the first half for a 40-7 halftime lead.

The second half began with more of the same for Camden County as they opened the third quarter with a 59-yard drive scoring on a 52-yard touchdown pass from Brice Ramsey to Connor Lockhart. Vanguard would punt on its possession and Camden would score on a Ryan Johnson 5-yard touchdown run capping an 11-play 42-yard drive for a 53-7 lead at the end of the third quarter. The fourth quarter was played with a running clock and the Knights fell to 0-1 on the young season.

“That Wing-T is just very hard to defend and they run it well. We had a good drive to begin the game and we coughed it up and kind of got down and they went 99 yards for a touchdown”, Vanguard head coach Alex Castaneda said.

Turnovers would plague the Knights in the first half as they committed 4 turnovers on their 8 first half possessions. Vanguard turned the ball over 5 times in the game on 11 possessions with 3 fumbles and 2 interceptions.

“We had 3 quick turnover and gave up a big punt return and that blew it wide open but our kids played hard at the end. We had a bad week of practice and I told the kids if you practice bad you play bad and we played just like we practiced. We’re going to regroup next week, we are humbled right now and should be”, Vanguard coach Alex Castaneda added

Camden County never punted in the game and scored 8 touchdowns on 10 possessions in the game. Brice Ramsey tossed 2 touchdown passes to Kalvarez Bessent and Connor Lockhart while Marcus Jordan, Tyler Rauls, Antonio Wimbush, JJ Green and Ryan Johnson each had touchdown runs behind an effective offensive line led by Mikey Call and Luke Griffis.

Castaneda mentioned some positive signs he saw from his team.

“Kyle [Sandner] and Marcus [Davis] played well along with Deltron Modican and [Wade] Forde and those guys are leaders and they stepped it up. Adam [Robles] had a rough go but had some good passes in his first varsity start and we saw some things with Darren [Macnair], he looked pretty good so we’ll probably have a package with him in there because not only can he throw the ball but he brings a different look with him running the ball”, Castaneda said.

Vanguard will be back in action next week against Marion County rival North Marion, who defeated Trinity Catholic 27-24 in double-overtime.