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GAME 7 PREVIEW > Pope Greyhounds

10/14/2012, 12:15am EDT
By SprayberryFootball.com

'East Cobb Clash' with Pope next SubRegion scuffle for Sprayberry


The Yellow Jackets (2-4 overall), working on a short week,
return to Cobb County play after defeating SubRegion rival Riverwood, 24-21.

The Greyhounds (4-2 overall) are coming off of a bye week
after defeating SubRegion and Cobb County rival Osborne, 21-0.

East Cobb Foes All Square in SubRegion

Crunch time for East Cobb rivals Sprayberry and Pope. Read more at MDJOnline.com.

SPRAYBERRY @ POPE - LIVE ON GHSA-TV!

WSB Thursday Night Game of the Week, 7:30 pm EDT


2012 Team Stat Comparisons


Stats are estimated from available sources.

SPRAYBERRY YELLOW JACKETS POPE GREYHOUNDS
#50 GHSA Class 5A Rank (of 75 teams as of October 14, 2012) #37
1-0 SubRegion W-L 1-0
1-1 CrossOver W-L 2-0
2-1 vs. Class 5A teams 3-0
0-3 vs. Class 6A teams 1-2
0-3 vs. Cobb County teams 1-2
2-4 All W-L 4-2
19.7 Schedule Strength 18.9
21.7 Points Scored/game 23.5
29.5 Points Allowed/game 18.5
265.0 Total Offense yards/game 250.0
175.0 Rushing Offense yards/game 165.0
1.5 Rushing TDs/game 2.0
90.0 Passing Offense yards/game 85.0
1.0 Passing TDs/game 0.8
38.0 Punting Average 22.0
15/16 PAT Made/Attempts 16/16
3/7 (46 yards, in-range LOS 30-yd line) FG Made/Attempts (long) 1/1? (na?, in-range LOS 15-yd line?)
#8-QB-Sh.Young, 6'1" 175 (529 yd, 6:3, QBR 84) . . . . . PASSERS . . . . . #15-QB-S.Skruck, 6'2" 190 (396 yd, 2:1, QBR 66)
#12-QB-S.Yarborough (134 yd, 2:2, QBR 65)
#6-QB-To.Richardson, 6'0" 195 (375 yd, 6 TD) . . . . . RUNNERS . . . . . #3-RB-R.Woods (498 yd, 6 TD)
#8-QB-Sh.Young, 6'1" 175 (301 yd, 3 TD) #24-RB-I.Mason (326 yd, 4+ TD)
#10-RB-R.Myricks, 5'10" 165 (206 yd, 0 TD) #4-RB-B.Climmons, 5'9" 170 (149 yd, 0 TD)
#42-RB-C.Cooper, 5'2" 160 (156 yd, 0 TD)
#3-WR-M.Wallace, 5'7" 145 (355 yd, 4 TD) . . . . . RECEIVERS . . . . . #29-WR-L.Carr, 5'10" 150 (214 yd, 1 TD)
#24-WR-J.Williams, 6'0" 160 (65 yd, 1 TD) #2-WR-C.Day (100 yd, 1 TD)
#2-WR-W.Dorcin, 5'9" 140 (40 yd, 0 TD) #81-WR-B.Doran (70 yd, 1 TD)
#13-WR-H.Harris (38 yd, 0 TD) #7-WR-B.Lyle, 6'3" 180 (39 yd, 2 TD)
#42-RB-C.Cooper (4 yd, 1 TD)
#22-LB-D.Johnson, 5'9" 180 (2.5 sacks) . . . . . DEFENDERS . . . . . #18-DB-M.Davis (INT)
#23-DB-S.Page, 5'9" 155 (fumble return TD)
#9-LB-T.Moore, 5'9" 165 (fumble return TD)
#28-PK-R.Blankenship, 6'0" 175 (15/16 PAT, 3/7 FG, 46 long) . . . . . KICKERS . . . . . #83-PK-M.Hansen, 6'1" 160 (16/16 PAT, 1/1 FG?)
#28-P-R.Blankenship, 6'0" 175 (37.6 avg, 61 long) #15-P-S.Skruck, 6'2" 190 (22.0 avg, 47 long)

  


Coach Comments


Sophomore QB Shane Young, Sixth-year Head Coach Billy Shackelford of Sprayberry (photo by Marietta Daily Journal, 2012)


  

“Mistakes are magnified against good teams...
[You can't] miss...
coverages, blocks, reads and tackles."

“Every game is important,
but the [Sub]Region games trump them all...
We’ll keep plugging away.”

- Sprayberry Head Coach Billy Shackelford

Read more:
The Marietta Daily Journal


Junior RB Ronald Woods of Pope (photo by Marietta Daily Journal, 2012)


Senior WR Miles Wallace of Sprayberry (photo by Marietta Daily Journal, 2012)


  

“We’re not... a rah-rah football team,
because that’s not what we believe in...
We want to play disciplined football
and do what we’re coached to do."

- Pope Head Coach Matt Kemper


Fifth-year Head Coach Matt Kemper of Pope (photo by Pope Football, 2012)


Senior QB/LB Torrey Richardson, Senior RB Corey Cooper of Sprayberry (photo by Marietta Daily Journal, 2012).


Junior QB Stephen Skruck, Senior RB Brooks Climmons, Sophomore WR Carson Day of Pope (photo by Marietta Daily Journal, 2012)


2012 Game Summaries


Sprayberry

Yellow Jackets


Game 6 > Riverwood @ Sprayberry

October 12, 2012
AAAAA - Riverwood (5-2)
PF=234, PA=120

FINAL:  Sprayberry 24, Riverwood 21

Pope

Greyhounds


Game 6 > Pope @ Osborne

October 5, 2012
AAAAA - Osborne (1-5)
PF=47, PA=156

FINAL:  Pope 21, Osborne 0

Read more:
The Marietta Daily Journal
Pope keeps wraps on Cardinals


Game 5 > Sequoyah @ Sprayberry

September 28, 2012
AAAAA - Sequoyah (3-3)
PF=180, PA=135

FINAL:  Sequoyah 41, Sprayberry 34


Game 5 > Cambridge @ Pope

 September 28, 2012
AAAAA - Cambridge (0-6)
PF=64, PA=266

FINAL:  Pope 49, Cambridge 7


Game 4 > Srprayberry @ Forsyth Ctrl

September 21, 2012
AAAAA - Forsyth Central (2-4)
PF=160, PA=149

FINAL:  Sprayberry 31, Forsyth Central 28


Game 4 > Pope @ Northview

September 21, 2012
AAAAA - Northview (1-5)
PF=197, PA=287

FINAL:  Pope 42, Northview 27

Read more:
The Marietta Daily Journal
Pope runs away from Northview


Game 3 > Lassiter @ Sprayberry

September 7, 2012
AAAAAA #9 - Lassiter (6-0)
PF=220, PA=74

FINAL:  Lassiter 42, Sprayberry 10


Game 3 > Etowah @ Pope

September 14, 2012
AAAAAA - Etowah (3-3)
PF=142, PA=134

FINAL:  Pope 20, Etowah 17 [OT]

Read more:
The Marietta Daily Journal
Pope gets by Etowah in OT


Game 2 > Sprayberry @ Kennesaw Mtn

August 31, 2012
AAAAAA - Kennesaw Mtn (1-5)
PF=103, PA=216

FINAL:  Kennesaw Mtn 28, Sprayberry 24


Game 2 > Pope @ Wheeler

September 7, 2012
AAAAAA - Wheeler (4-2)
PF=117, PA=98

FINAL:  Wheeler 33, Pope 0

 


Game 1 > Sprayberry @ Wheeler

August 24, 2012
AAAAAA - Wheeler (4-2)
PF=117, PA=98

FINAL:  Wheeler 10, Sprayberry 7

 


Game 1 > Marietta @ Pope

August 31, 2012
AAAAAA - Marietta (4-2)
PF=205, PA=122

FINAL:  Marietta 27, Pope 7

 


Pre-Season > Campbell @ Sprayberry

August 17, 2012
 
AAAAAA - Campbell (3-4)
PF=149, PA=175

FINAL:  Sprayberry 15, Campbell 14


Pre-Season > South Paulding @ Pope

August 17, 2012
 
AAAAA - South Paulding (3-3)
PF=119, PA=120

FINAL:  Pope 20, South Paulding 14

 


Series History


The two schools are 3.5 miles apart in East Cobb County and are long-standing rivals.  Both teams are currently in GHSA Region 7-AAAAA, SouthWest (B) SubRegion.

Sprayberry and Pope first played in 1988 (Sprayberry won 24-21) and have played 16 games.  Pope holds an 11-5-0 advantage. Their last meeting (also on a Thursday at Pope) was a 27-21 last-minute Greyhound comeback win in 2011.

Playing in Region 5-AAAA in 2011, Sprayberry finished with an overall record of 5-6 and a playoff appearance.  Pope finished 2011 with an overall record of 10-2, the Region 5-AAAA Title, and a playoff appearance.

The Yellow Jackets were ranked #26 (of 75) in Class 5A during pre-season 2012, whereas the Greyhounds were ranked #19. The Yellow Jackets are currently ranked #50 among all Class 5A teams with an overall record of 2-4, while the Greyhounds are currently ranked #37 with an overall record of 4-2.

LAST MEETING > 2011 Game Video on GHSA-TV

Watch the Yellow Jackets and the Greyhounds battle in last season's rainy last-minute comeback win by Pope, 27-21 (Televised SubRegion and County game at Pope MultiSports Complex, Thursday, October 13, 2011).

LAST MEETING > 2011 Game Recap

Marietta Daily Journal article, October 14, 2012


"Never swat at a yellow jacket — simply walk away," from Ohio State Univ Fact Sheet (photo from DailyKos.com)


Photo from upstatebouldering.blogspot.com


GHSA Region 7-AAAAA 2012-14



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