Bears top Eagles in explosive showdown; Panthers no match for MP

Don Moncrief Featured, football, Houston County HS, Northside HS

“Defensively, we’ve got to expect anything. They run well enough we’ve got to take care of that, and of course we feel like there’ll be a lot of balls flying through the air.” That was Northside Head Coach Kevin Kinsler heading into the Eagles’ ballgame against Houston County Friday at Freedom Field. And boy was he right. Jake Fromm passed …

Bears vs. Eagles – who will be county/city champ?

Don Moncrief Featured, football, Houston County HS, Northside HS

The big picture. For Houston County it’s beat Northside Friday and then Valdosta the week following and make it into the state playoffs. The bigger picture. “The county and city championship, which is huge in this town,” said Bears Head Coach Von Lassiter, whose squad has beaten Veterans (58-28) and Warner Robins (63-28). They also beat the Eagles last year …

Northside gets hard-fought win over Coffee

Don Moncrief Featured, football, Northside HS

Northside earned its second-straight win over another Region 1-AAAAAA opponent – aren’t they all. This time it was the Eagles holding off Coffee 17-14. As always there were plenty of game-defining plays, but none bigger this time than maybe Alex Gelter’s 30-yard field goal that came with 4:30 left in the third to put Northside up 17-7. It started the …

Northside pick-4 big in Lee County win

Don Moncrief Featured, football, Northside HS

“Lee County is very successful relying on its defense to create things.” So said Northside Head Coach Kevin Kinsler. On Friday, he might have been talking about his Eagles. They “created” four interceptions en route to a 26-7 win at home over the Trojans. Isaiah Nelson had two of those. The first he returned 52 yards for the touchdown. It …