"double wing plays and highlights, coaching the double wing, high school coach in Georgia"
STATE RUNNER-UP 2005 STATE SEMI-FINALIST
6-4 Regular Season League Record (2nd seed in the playoffs)
Nathanael Greene: HUGE WIN over Terrell 55-32, NOW to the SEMI-FINALS where we play Robert Toombs Academy.
Season Complete and we finish with the best performances of the year and a 7-5 Overall record in the GISA and STATE SEMI-FINALIST.
*Footnote from Coach: I just felt the need to make a statement on the All Region and All State honors as it pertains to our QB Jimmy Easley. Jimmy missed a good portion, of the front end of our season, with a broken arm and came back pre-maturely to help the team and played in a lot of pain. At the 6th or 7th game, his arm was getting better and he began to get close to 100% and the results were great. Jimmy ran the team outstandingly as usual, but he began passing when called on, at a ridiculous completion ratio, finishing up the season with definite ALL-STATE, performances such as 11 TD's in 4 games, tons of yardage, and setting the new school record for the longest TD pass in school history of 80 yards to John Duvall VS John Hancock. His brilliant play and great decision making was very big in our reaching the semi-finals and going to 2-OT in that game. I'm dead confident that Jimmy Easley, if not being injured early would have been a unanimous shoo-in for all-state honors. LH
Also, Win Corry got big recognition from the league as he played like Mr. Distructo as a "D" Tackle and "O" Guard at 135 pounds, making all other coaches and players make special plans, having to deal with his great play!
INJURY REPORT as of 11-01-2005
Our team has been hit with the most incredible rash of injuries I've ever been apart of. We have 5 or 6 starters are out for who knows how long every week and 2 players leaving the team unexpectedly. Now, on our best day we are about 60% from our start. Our great kids here, however, are not letting anything get in the way of pushing hard every week to climb back to the top. We are entering our first playoff game and are playing several 9th graders in spots just to fill for our injured but, The heart on Nat-Greene keeps on beating!
Going into the playoffs: We are now Playing 3 Freshmen
*Spring training went pretty well and it allowed us to evaluate some maturity issues, and some dedication issues, that we will have to take care of in order to be a competitive team. In order to be at the top, we must be at least as dedicated as the teams at the top. We have two months to find the real leaders of this team, and our success will be directly related to how many dedicated players we have and what they will demand of their team mates. We are very short on seniors but if our leadership and dedication happens to be in the younger players,... lets just say, the most dedicated kids to the cause will be our starters regardless of size and past experience, win or loose. To the ones that have made winning a priority, "Great Job and keep up the good work." Summer weight work outs will be on Mondays, Tuesdays, and Thursdays at 6:00pm and is mandatory. LH
2005 GAME SCORES...
Nathanael Greene 6 - Piedmont 14
Nathanael Greene 36 - Monroe Academy 14
Nathanael Greene 38 - Curtis Baptist 6
Nathanael Greene 16 - Toombs 33.
Nathanael Greene 28 - David Emanuel 15
Nathanael Greene 8 - Gatewood 14
Nathanael Greene 38 - Westminster 6
Nathanael Greene 26 - Thomas Jefferson 28
Nathanael Greene 48 - Holy Spirit 7.
Nathanael Greene 27 - John Hancock 20
P L A Y - O F F S
Nathanael Greene 55 - Terrell Academy 32
Nathanael Greene 28 - Robert Toombs 34 (2-OT)
6-4 Regular Season League Record 7-5 OVERALL and State SEMI-FINALISTS
Read the 2004 Season Summary about mid page of the "About the Coach" page of the site.
I will feature several players on this page, as the days go on, that show exemplary character and work ethics. As a coach, I feel that you only create good players through the good character and disciplines you instill in them. Football is a vehicle in which tremendous character can be built. Seeing young men get the life long goodies from coaching them up, are nice perks I get from coaching this great game. LH
FEATURE PLAYERS 2005
#24 Jimmy Easley has officially recovered from the broken arm. In the clichι "We'll take what they'll give us", Jimmy Easley passed for 180 of the 192 yards of passing we accumulated Friday for a years high. Jimmy made great play after great play against the top rated Thomas Jefferson and I deem him fully recovered. Great job Jimmy. #7 John Duvall is one heck of an athlete. We use John in many roles and again Friday night asked him to step up and he did. John Duvall was on the receiving end of Easley's passes for 49 total yards and a Touchdown along with 44 yards on Kickoff returns. #16 Matthew Wheeler played another good game on both sides of the ball. He was key on an important drive with 2 great catches. Wheeler had 36 yards receiving and played tough defensive end all night. Matthew is one of the smartest players on the team for sure, and really understands the game, the game plans, and the schemes, as well as any player I've coached. Keep pushing Matt, Great job.
HOLY SPIRIT GAME
34 Jack Jarrard is growing as a football player every week. He has moved to starting Corner and playing hard and smart. Jack is a sophomore and we are counting on him now, and in the future to be a big factor for us. #45 James Mann is our senior middle Linebacker with crushing hit capacity. He unloaded on several folks Friday at Holy Spirit Prep. We are counting on James to play huge in our playoff run. #44 now and not 52 Chris Eddy is playing big time Fullback for us now and has become a really good runner and power blocker for us. Chris has played great at fullback since the day we tried him there and it looks like home to him for a while. Chris had 148+ yards of offense against Holy Spirit. #10 Dustin Bashore has been dragging a pulled growing around all year long and refuses to stop working hard. He has been plagued with the nagging injury since preseason and if you know about pulls like that, they just don't seem to go away without lengthy rest. However, we haven't been able to afford to rest him for he has been one of our staples at Corner and one of our better cover guys this year. Friday, Dustin fought through the pain and rushed for 115 yards on 11 carries. His injury really cuts into his speed or he would have probably had better than 200 yards in the game. We appreciate Dustin's hard work under these difficult circumstances. Dustin is another fine sophomore we rely on.
#24 Jimmy Easley has come back from his broken arm in great fashion. After a tremendous showing in the TJ game, he leads NGA to a must win over Hancock with a fantastic performance, not only was he 2 for 3 passing for 86 yards and 2 TD's but was big on blocking for the wingbacks and spotted on defense as well. #7 John Duvall has become our teams energy. His big play ability on both sides of the ball and his non-stop game makes him one of our most valuable assets. He caught a 70+ yard pass for a TD Friday and had 3 huge QB sacks on defense, while making play after play. #14 Hank Carlton is our workhorse that has tremendous fight in his play. He racked up some nice yardage and I can assure you, they were all very hard earned. We would hate to have to play a game without him. We will be counting on Hank to step up, in his leadership role, as we enter the playoffs. #12 Win Corry I just love watching this kid play. 135 pounds of badger type fight in built into his psyche as he makes plays, whips people 3 times his size with smarts and is just a fireplug of inspiration and leadership for us. He has started for us two years now and as a senior in his last couple of games, he has yet to come out of a game for reasons of tiredness or injury, oh unless you count the concussion in last years Gatewood blowout game when I was happy to hear, he knew who I was. He didn't recollect much else. A great performance by Win Friday as he gave Hancock fits in the middle. #54 Daniel Dowdy as I've said many times, loves this game like no one else and plays that way. He is one we hate to ever take out of a game and when we do, he is rushing to get back in. He is our staple on the offensive and defensive line and has been all year. #20 Gray "Puddin" Holcomb probably played his best game at linebacker Friday as he made bone crushing tackles time and time again. Gray is an all out player that brings it every play and takes nothing home so to speak. If Gray Holcomb is not the best Center in our league, I'd like to see who is, for I wouldn't trade Puddin for anyone. He is probably our quickest lineman period.
BELOW ARE THE FEATURED PLAYERS FROM THE TERRELL GAME
I have been sadly informed that Forrest Pettay, a 2 way player for us has left our team and our school . Forrest is a great young man with a great smile and personality, and on behalf of the Nat-Greene football family and myself, we wish you the very best and just know, We appreciate your service here, and You will be greatly missed. Please visit when you can! LH
LOOK for future feature players showing extremely good character and leadership qualities for future recognition. LH
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PLAYERS PHOTOS - SCROLL DOWN
(January 2005) THE SKINNY on us this year is that we will be building from the bottom. Our largest group this year is the Freshmen. We have a good group of freshmen, almost half the team, and some will definitely have to contribute. We will be missing 9 starting seniors from last years team and will only have 3 seniors this year. Simple common sense tell you that you cant loose 3/4 of your starting team on both sides of the ball and expect not to be affected by it. I will be looking for the young men that want to lead this team and step up for the leadership roles. I don't mean lead in lip service, but by on the practice field example. We will need our juniors to play like seniors and sophomores like juniors. We simply can't except anything but quality and intense attitudes from the first day if we expect to compete. We have some young talent and we definitely must bring it to the surface very quickly if we are to experience the joys of winning this year. This season's result will begin now, today, with the team individual weight training and running, along with their desire to get themselves ready to win. I, as the coach can only encourage the players to work hard but can't force it, also the kids desire to win will be seen immediately with the urgency they show in this off season starting now! Coach Harrison is challenging every player to push themselves beyond their comfort zone, and posture themselves, for a successful season, who's heights will be directly determined by their working habits. LH
We are looking for these special young men to take giant steps and make big contributions in our quest for a title this year. They are as follows: Seniors: Hank Carlton, Win Corry, Matthew Wheeler, James Mann. Juniors: Chris Eddy, Jimmy Easley, Zeb Duvall, Daniel Dowdy, Gray Holcomb (Puddin), Forrest Pettay, John Duvall. Sophomores: Kasey Coile, Chaz Lawson, Dustin Bashore, Jordan Foster, Casey Dove, Daniel Moore, Stephen McCommons, and Jack Jarrard. Freshmen: Conrad Richards, Chance Rhodes, Jon Moon, Trey Durham, Daniel Durham, Ben Harrison, Patrick Nix, Kanhaiya Patel, and Clayton Hardman
PHOTOS of the 2005 Patriots COMING SOON !
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