Saturday, September 24, 2011
Bulldogs score 10 touchdowns in rout of Meadowcreek Mustangs on Friday night.
Updated 5:06 a.m., Sept. 24, 2011 The seventh-ranked North Gwinnett Bulldogs (4-1) dominated the Meadowcreek Mustangs (0-5) 71-6 Friday night in Suwanee. From the opening kickoff to the final touchdown with 14 seconds left, the Bulldogs controlled the game. North scored 10 touchdowns — one of which came on defense — and a safety, and took advantage of multiple Meadowcreek turnovers. The only chink in the Bulldogs' armor was their special teams. The Bulldogs had a PAT blocked and the Mustangs ran a kickoff return back 98 yards for a touchdown. The Mustangs had another kickoff return for a touchdown called back by a personal foul. The scoring started with Scotty Hosch throwing a touchdown to Joseph Jones on the opening drive. After that the …
Friday, September 16, 2011
Mustangs barely avoid a shutout by scoring with less than two minutes left in the game.
The Peachtree Ridge Lions nearly shut out the Meadowcreek Mustangs 55-6 Friday night at Meadowcreek. The first half of the game belonged to the Lions. They scored five touchdowns, two safeties and a field goal and ended the half ahead 41-0. The Lions were only able to score two more touchdowns in the second half against a better prepared Mustang defense. Meadowcreek’s offense never gave up, either. With less than 2 minutes remaining in the game they scored a touchdown of their own to prevent a shutout. Peachtree Ridge improved to 3-1 while Meadowcreek's record fell to 0-4.
Thursday, July 28, 2011
Meadowcreek HS and the community loses a caring principal who aimed high.
(Note: Norcross Patch editor Laura Sullivan wrote this special article about the Meadowcreek HS principal who died suddenly this week.) When I was a young student at Berkmar High School, my theatre class decided to put on a lunchtime show. The idea was a little ambitious: Advertise the show in the cafeteria all week, and then get administrators to allow the students to come into the theatre with their lunches. I had to approach then-Assistant Principal Bob Jackson to request a relaxing of the rules. I remember our conversation was warm and positive. The show was a go. Only one thing: it wasn’t a full-scale production—just an experiment in our minds—so we didn’t take those important steps of, say, building a set or, in some cases, …
Wednesday, July 27, 2011
The respected Meadowcreek educator passed away Monday after leaving work ill.
Wednesday, July 27, 2011
Meadowcreek High School principal Ladeadrick "Bob" Jackson died Monday afternoon. He fell ill while working at the school, according to Gwinnett Schools spokesperson Jorge Quintana. The school called 911 and he was taken to a local hospital, where he later passed away, according to GCPS. Nothing else is known about the cause of his death. "He will be sorely missed, and especially by the Meadowcreek High School community," said Gwinnett Schools CEO/Superintendent J. Alvin Wilbanks in a statement. "He made his mark as a teacher, assistant principal and principal, and those of us who were fortunate to have had the opportunity to work with him can only wish for more educators like Bob Jackson," Wilbanks said, praising Jackson for his …
Saturday, January 8, 2011
Corey Heyward sparks the Lions to decisive win, but girls can't overcome cold shooting from the floor.
When the Peachtree Ridge boys needed a big play Friday night, especially during the pressure of the fourth quarter, they were able to count on senior Corey Heyward. The sturdy 6-foot-1 guard scored the first six points of the final quarter and scored 10 of his game-high 16 points in the last period to help the Lions defeat rival Mill Creek 65-54, as Peachtree Ridge played its first home game since Dec. 10. The Peachtree Ridge girls weren’t as fortunate; they were shut out in the second period and lost 57-35. The Peachtree Ridge boys (8-2, 3-1 in Region 7-AAAAA) had four players with nine or more points. Benny Johnson added 14, Brandon Jack scored 12, and Eric Ryba and Sam Stokke each scored nine. Heyward, Jack and Richie Everette each …