Queens back to guide Warriors
by John Bednarowski
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June 01, 2013 12:35 AM | 2953 views | 8 8 comments | 16 16 recommendations | email to a friend | print
With more size on an already large frame, rising junior Tyler Queen will be back to quarterback North Cobb for the 2013 season.
<Br>Special photo by Al Eckford
With more size on an already large frame, rising junior Tyler Queen will be back to quarterback North Cobb for the 2013 season.
Special photo by Al Eckford
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After advancing to the state semifinals, big things will be expected from the North football team in 2013.

But before that can happen, coach Shane Queen has some talent to replace on the defensive side of the ball.

Gone are the likes of all-state performers Shaun Daniels and Hakeem Sawyer at linebacker, and Eghosa Agboughae on the defensive line. The Warriors will have only three starters returning — defensive backs Cameron Albright (43 tackles, four interceptions) and Latrell Gibbs (three interceptions), along with linebacker Jalil Kuku (67 tackles, eight sacks).

That’s OK with Queen, because he said his team has been in this position before.

“Many of last year’s starters had played on the JV the year before,” he said. “(This spring), we had a lot of surprises on defense. We had a lot of good reps. We hope to have some of those JV players replace those guys again this year.”

In fact, two of the spots may have already been claimed. Queen said defensive end Scotty Cartledge and linebacker Myles Price each had great springs and are expected to make impacts this fall.

If the defense, which allowed a Region 4AAAAAA-low 20.6 points per game a year ago, can come close to that tally again, then the North Cobb have another opportunity to make a long playoff run.

All-state quarterback Tyler Queen will return for his junior season after helping make the Warriors’ offense the most prolific the county has ever seen by averaging 41 points per game. Shane Queen said his son has had a good offseason after throwing for 2,607 yards a 23 touchdowns, running for 925 yards and 20 scores, and leading North Cobb to an 11-3 record.

He also said Tyler has gotten bigger.

As a sophomore, Tyler Queen played at 6-foot-2, 220 pounds. Heading into the summer, Shane Queen said Tyler is now closer to 6-4, 230, and earlier this spring he picked up his first offer from a major-conference school — North Carolina.

The offense lost a couple of all-state players, too, in wide receiver Xavier Borishade and kicker A.J. Borduin, and the team will have to find four new starters on the offensive line. But Tyler Queen will have two of his main targets back in receiver Albright (21 catches, 295 yards, two touchdowns) and running back J’Vonte Herrod (974 yards, 15 touchdowns). Queen will also have his center, Ernie McQuade, back to help keep him upright.
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Cobb Coach
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June 05, 2013
I've coached against both qbs and Queen is the better of the two. Nunez is a little more athletic but Queen is the better qb. Queen is a much more accurate passer and does a better job of presnap reads.

As far as running off talent. They lost the Griffin boys to McEachern (despite never moving). Ty's loss was made up by Queen but Taj is already something special and will be even better the next two years.
Pez Gordo
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June 05, 2013
Coach ????,

I understand the Cobb Coaching Fraternity and sticking up for your friend's kid but don't spray water on my head and tell me it's raining.

We all know the Harrison distractions last year and even with all the mess surrounding him Nunez still performed. Time will tell. He didn't have a Dad coaching, he did it the old fashioned way, he earned it.

As far as the Griffin situation and you trying to be a "whistle blower" give it a rest. Again, people aren't dumb. Daddy ball is daddy ball. Griffin and McEachern enjoyed beating NC last year so it all worked out.



The Last Word
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July 01, 2013
Everyone is entitled to their opinion and I don’t discount any of yours here. But “daddy ball’ is when a coach’s kid plays because of “who he is” instead of “what he is”. Tyler Queen is one of the top quarterback prospects in the Southeast.

You guys might want to attend more North Cobb games or at the very least watch the same game film that the following schools watched and offered scholarship this month (Alabama, Auburn, Clemson, Miami, Tennessee (so far).

NCWARRIORBANDWAGON
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June 01, 2013
If North Cobb can get a couple of o line and d line they could be really great. They have the best skill kids in the county and maybe the metro area.
Truth be told
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June 03, 2013
Just think how good North Cobb would have been if they didn't run kids off so a coach could play his son. They would have been the best in the metro area.

That's just my opinion. And a lot of other people too.
Eagle Dad
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June 03, 2013
I will agree that NC has one of the best QBs in the county but it is a huge stretch to say they have the best skill players in the county. NC only lost one region game last year but it was a beat down loss given by the team who actually has the best skill players in the county, and all but one of those players will be coming back.
QB Guru
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June 03, 2013
Eagle Dad - The QB at Harrison, Lorenzo Nunez, is better than the NC QB. Sometimes when a Dad coaches a player he will get a little more pub but make no mistake about it. Nunez is a better QB.

Now that Harrison has a coach who will actually coach you will see this young man get his recognition.

The Last Word
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July 15, 2013


Truth be told:

You're forgetting one thing. Chemistry.

The Last Word

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