Roswell vs Archer 9/22/2017

September 26, 2017

Hornets Lose to AAAAAAA #3 Ranked Archer Tigers 37-26

Score by Qtr..1.2.3.4.Final
Roswell7012726
Archer14170637

by John Cohen

Prize Fight Awaits with Milton

ROSWELL—All good things come to an end. It was nearly 3 years ago that the Hornets walked out of Ray Manus Stadium without a win. 19 consecutive Regular season and State Playoff wins ended Friday night vs. the #3 AAAAAAA ranked Tigers in the Hornets Nest last Friday.The last defeat at Home was on October 3, 2014 vs. Wheeler. However, the Hornets did not go quietly. After spotting Archer a 24 point lead at the end of the first half, the pride filled Hornets fought back to a 31-26 deficit with nearly 6 minutes remaining in the game. An errant snap over the head of the Archer punter could have been huge as several Hornet defenders surrounded the Tigers Punter but miraculously he was able to get the punt off. Taking advantage of the Hornet Defense’s shutting the Tigers offense down in the 2nd half, the Hornets had the ball and crossed mid-field with 2 minutes to play enroute to a potential game winning score when Archer’s corner jumped a 3 step route and took it to the house for a final 37-26 victory.

“Team 68” now looks forward to what will be a highly charged. emotional contest with arch-rival Milton. The Eagles will be sporting a 3-1 record as they enter Ray Manus Stadium on Friday Sept. 29. It is the Hornets last non-region game of the 2017 season. Milton is entering with wins vs. Alpharetta, Cambridge and Etowah with their lone loss to North Gwinnett. Milton is averaging 27.75 ppg on offense while giving up 16.5 ppg on Defense. Milton’s Opponents to date have a combined Won-Loss record of 9-10. The Eagles have played one ranked opponent in # 7 ranked N.Gwinnett losing a close contest 31-28.  

“Team 68” now looks forward to what will be a highly charged. emotional contest with arch-rival Milton. The Eagles will be sporting a 3-1 record as they enter Ray Manus Stadium on Friday Sept. 29. It is the Hornets last non-region game of the 2017 season. Milton is entering with wins vs. Alpharetta, Cambridge and Etowah with their lone loss to North Gwinnett. Milton is averaging 27.75 ppg on offense while giving up 16.5 ppg on Defense. Milton’s Opponents to date have a combined Won-Loss record of 9-10. The Eagles have played one ranked opponent in # 7 ranked N.Gwinnett losing a close contest 31-28.

In contrast, the Hornets are averaging 16.75 ppg on Offense while giving up 25.75 ppg on Defense. Roswell’s Opponents to date have a combined Won-Loss record of 18-3 to include 3 Top Ten AAAAAAA ranked opponents in # 3 Archer, # 4 Colquitt County and #7 South Forsyth. Additionally, South Forsyth is Undefeated having escaped the Hornets with a Double OT victory and Archer is Undefeated escaping with a win on a pick six at games end.
In Milton, the Hornets will be playing only their 2nd non-ranked team to date the other being Central Gwinnett whom the Hornets defeated 27-21 on the road in overtime.         

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Varsity Schedule and Results

* Region 4-AAAAAAA Game
08/11/2022 @ Westlake (scrimmage) 7:00 PM
08/19/2022 Denmark 35 - 10 W
08/26/2022 Centennial 35 - 14 W
09/02/2022 @ Marietta 24 - 20 W
09/09/2022 @ Milton 7 - 14 L
09/23/2022 Johns Creek 56 - 13 W
09/30/2022 Blessed Trinity 41 - 10 W
10/07/2022 @ Lassiter 7:30 PM
10/14/2022 @ Pope 7:30 PM
10/21/2022 Sprayberry 7:30 PM
11/04/2022 @ Alpharetta 7:30 PM
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