Warriors slam KMHS 52-7 to raise record to 3-0
by Steve Ruthsatz
MDJ Sports Correspondent
September 22, 2012 03:01 AM | 4402 views | 6 6 comments | 7 7 recommendations | email to a friend | print
KMHS at North Cobb

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KENNESAW — The annual “Civil War Classic” on Friday was not much of a battle for No. 7 North Cobb as the Warriors cruised to a 52-7 win over visiting Kennesaw Mountain in a Region 4AAAAAA game at Emory Sewell Stadium.

“I tell our guys we’re a solid team,” North Cobb head coach Shane Queen said. “These guys enjoy hanging out together and they look at each other like family. It’s been a fun team to watch develop.”

Taking over at Kennesaw Mountain’s 28-yard line after an unsuccessful fake punt by the Mustangs, the Warriors needed just one play to score as quarterback Tyler Queen connected with Xavier Borishade on a touchdown pass for a 7-0 lead.

The Warriors (3-0, 1-0) added to their lead 14 seconds into the second period. A.J. Borduin’s 39-yard field goal gave North Cobb a 10-0 advantage. That was followed by J’Vonte Herrod’s 1-yard touchdown and the rout was on.

North Cobb forced a punt by Kennesaw Mountain (1-2, 0-2) on the ensuing possession and Borishade responded by returning it 53 yards for a touchdown, giving the Warriors a 24-0 edge with 6:13 remaining in the second quarter.

When North Cobb got the ball back after a short punt, the Warriors concluded the drive on a 32-yard touchdown pass from Queen to Nick Miller, putting the hosts up 31-0 with 3:50 to go before halftime.

North Cobb moved 67 yards for another score on its first drive of the second half. A 2-yard touchdown run by Quentin James upped the Warriors’ lead to 38-0 with 7:55 left in the third period.

Kennesaw Mountain began its next drive with good field position and had the ball at North Cobb’s 34-yard line before losing a fumble that was picked up and returned 72 yards for a touchdown by the Warriors’ Cameron Albright, increasing the margin to 45-0.

North Cobb capped its scoring with an 88-yard drive at the start of the fourth period. Herrod’s 55-yard touchdown scamper made it a 52-0 game with 7:52 to play.

Kennesaw Mountain avoided a shutout after its eighth punt of the night was fumbled by the Warriors and recovered by the Mustangs. On the first play following the turnover, backup quarterback Nigel Hayes threw a 22-yard touchdown pass to Maurice Phillips.
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NCHS Ha Ha
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September 24, 2012
It was hilarious to see two NCHS punks getting hauled off by the police, after they came over to the KMHS student section and started flipping birds. Sure hope they got suspended. Real classy North Cobb.
dittoonthebirds
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September 24, 2012
NCHS Ha ha...they must've been the same classless punks that came over to the Walton fans. Fingers held high and chanting 'Scoreboard! Scoreboard!'
NCHSKC
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September 23, 2012
Blah, Blah, Blah… Why are all these other schools ahead of NCHS? North Cobb is the solid package. How many schools have recievers like Borshade and Miller, backs like Herod and James, and kickers not just willing, but that make such solid tackles as Borduin and Medina, that 18 points (realestically 21) are denied to the other side? At some point NCHS is going to have to be regarded as a serious contender. Any team that has out scored their oppenents 148-27, when one of those opponents is ranked 3rd in the state, has got to be regarded as a serious contender. Come on Georgia recognize a real contender!
Be Careful
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September 22, 2012
It's kinda obvious that NCHS "gave" KMHS a mercy touchdown near the end of the game to let the Mustangs out of a shutout.

The fumble...the Warrior player fell and let the ball roll our of his hands and made no attempt to recover, allowing KMHS to pick it up. Then, after an entire game of NO offensive output whatsoever, KMHS connects on a TD pass to a wide open receiver? Possible, yes. But those plays didn't fit in with the character of the entire rest of the game. It was obvious to myself and everyone else I was sitting with.

I'm not saying it's good or bad. But we have to question....do we play the whole game? Or if one team decides to start going easy on the other team because the score is lopsided, why not just shake hands and call the game before time expires?

The NCHS crowd didn't even cheer for the last two touchdowns.
kmhs fan
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September 23, 2012
NCHS should be identified as a contender. Running up the score- I understand. NCHS needed to show statistically they need to be ranked. What I do not understand is the rude NCHS fans that repeatedly came to the Kennesaw Mountain side to antagonize the players, cheerleaders, and fans. Why? Is the battle not on the field and not on the fans? Good luck North Cobb and as Cobb County residents we are proud of you and wish you luck in the chase of the championship!
KMHS FAN
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September 24, 2012
That was no mercy touchdown! KMHS just did not make a quarterback change sooner. If you saw the play the ball was thrown perfectly over the defensive player and fell into the hands of the wide receiver even with the defensive guy hands up. Soon everyone will eventually get to see the hidden gem that KMHS has in their backup quarterback.
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