South Cobb pulls it out
by Steve Ruthsatz
MDJ Sports Correspondent
September 15, 2012 02:27 AM | 4096 views | 7 7 comments | 8 8 recommendations | email to a friend | print
South Cobb at KMHS

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KENNESAW — South Cobb drove 95 yards and scored the game-winning touchdown with 16.9 seconds to play, to lift the Eagles to a dramatic 28-26 win over Kennesaw Mountain at Cobb Energy/Mustang Stadium.

“We consistently made the plays there at the end when we had to have them,” South Cobb coach Ed Koester said. “We have some stars who made plays, but they made great plays because other kids did their job.”

Taking over at their own 5-yard line with 2:06 remaining after an interception by Chris Simon, the Eagles (3-0, 1-0 in Region 4AAAAAA) needed 15 plays to claim the victory.

Quarterback Stephon Masha’s 1-yard touchdown run put South Cobb ahead, completing a comeback from a 26-14 fourth-quarter deficit.

The Eagles began the comeback with a 14-yard touchdown pass from Masha to Jeremiah Alphabet, which pulled South Cobb to within 26-21 with 6:17 to go in the final quarter.

Masha finished with 287 passing yards and 51 rushing yards to lead the Eagles’ offense. Ryan Sumner caught six passes for 98 yards while Alphabet ended with 98 yards on five receptions.

“I cannot be more proud of our kids,” Kennesaw Mountain coach Andy Scott said. “South Cobb is a tremendous football team, a playoff team from last year. Our kids competed until the bitter end.”

South Cobb took the early lead with it put together a six-play, 80-yard drive. Chauncey Ingram’s 3-yard touchdown run gave South Cobb a 7-0 lead with 2:15 remaining in the first quarter.

The Eagles expanded the lead to 14-0 at the 5:29 mark of the second period after Masha scored a touchdown on a 7-yard run.

Kennesaw Mountain answered with a 3-yard run by Wayne Douglas with only 36.3 seconds left before halftime, making it a 14-7 contest.

The Mustangs opened the second half by catching South Cobb by surprise. Matthew Skaggs recovered an onside kick and Kennesaw Mountain took advantage of the good field position, moving 49 yards on nine plays. A 5-yard touchdown run by Douglas tied the score at 14-all with 6:50 to go in the third quarter.

Kennesaw Mountain took its first lead of the night on a 15-yard pass from Dallin Finley to Eric Monts, giving the Mustangs a 20-14 edge with 11:09 remaining in the contest.

Finley finished the night with 147 yards on 22 carries.

Kennesaw Mountain (1-1, 0-1) took its largest lead, 26-14, with 9:12 left in the fourth period on Finley’s 23-yard scamper into the end zone.
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Mountain Man
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September 18, 2012
The Admin team at KM has always had a chip on their shoulder, especially one that walks around like he owns the joint. My guess is it was him who once again tried to take away from an exciting energetic atmosphere. Always has always will. Head Coaches in the past have dealt with this and Scott will soon see the same thing.

Unless bands are willing to play "turn up" music, they are void. Traditonal band music no longer works on Friday nights.

All schools have drugs, its just a matter of the ones(student/players) that get caught.
SCEagles
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September 15, 2012
We are so proud of our young men and the determination they showed in this victory. They continue to work hard. We love our EAGLES!!! KMS played a good game. Shoutout to War Eagles for their support....Awesome!!!
Mustang Fan 2
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September 15, 2012
The KMHS student section, once again, provided an ultra-supportive and crazy-fun atmosphere for our football players and fans. The stands this year are full, as compared to being completely empty last year. The administration needs to be extremely supportive of our student section or risk empty stands and a massive loss of revenue.

One incident occured last night that was unacceptable. A bunch of GREAT girls designed, purchased and wore some cool looking jerseys. One administrator told them to take them off. That was unacceptable and reckless behavior. The apparent reason was the fact that the shirts were not sanctioned by the school?? The jerseys were 100% appropriate, in terms of coverage and wording. With all of the BAD things that are happening at KMHS (drugs, etc), why would an administrator focus on shirts and harrass GREAT female students? Suggest parents complain to our new and awesome school board representative, Randy Scamihorn. If the administration continues to harrass the awesome students in the student section, they risk empty stands, massive loss of revenue and the most spirit the school has ever seen. An apology is in order.

Other observations:

1. @Mustang Fan is correct. The band provides zero support, boring music and early departures. Give the student section a bigger boom-box and we will be OK.

2. While the student section provided LOUD support during the game, the rest of the fans/parents sat silent. Come on parents!! Get up and get LOUD!!

3. Loosing 4 football starters to alleged drug use definitely affected the outcome of our game. If they had been in the game, I'm sure we would have won. On the other hand, I am in 100% agreement with Coach Scott's decision to kick them off of the team. Drug use at KMHS is out of control! Zero tolerance is imperative.

Go Stangs!!!!

Cobb Watcher
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September 15, 2012
Somebody better start to recognize Stephon and Co.
Cobb Watcher
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September 20, 2012
And that reciever Jeremiah Alphabet
Mustang Fan
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September 15, 2012
The Kennesaw Mountain Band is terrible! They left the stands in the 2nd qtr with 10 mins left and went to rehearse in the parking lot while our kids, both the football team and fans were grinding it out vying for our 2nd win. Our student section was and is incredible and outshiine a band that appears to primarily concerned with their halftime show and not participating in a winning program! Our p.a. Announcer had to play our vitcory song via the speakers after we scored because the band was no pwhere to be found. Embarrasing.
Proud of Band
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September 17, 2012
The band ALWAYS leaves before halftime to assemble and get ready to take the field. Maybe you did not notice but there is A LOT of equipment and personnel that has to be coordinated in a short amount of time.

The band practices far harder and longer than any sport team at the high school, including Saturdays from 9 am to 9 pm.They are nationally recognized and will compete in the national finals this year in Indianapolis. I would put these kids at the top of the list as representing all that is right with Kennesaw Mountain.

Hardly an embarrassment to the school.

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