Chiefs, Bobcats and Patriots win big in season opener


Nearly all of the local football teams ended 2011 with a loss. McIntosh, Our Lady of Mercy and Sandy Creek started the 2012 season with wins. 

McIntosh jumped out to a 21-0 halftime lead over North Springs with quarterback Andrew Johnson rushing for two touchdowns and connecting with Bo Brown on a 30 yard pass for another. The points kept piling up for the Chiefs. They started the second half with a safety and followed it with a touchdown run by Victor Nguyen. Backup quarterback Duke Kinamon added a touchdown run to make it 37-0.  Kinamon then connected on a huge touchdown pass to his brother Derek to make it 44-0. North Springs scored but Duke Kinamon added another touchdown on a 45 yard run to make it a 51-6 final. 

Our Lady of Mercy also had three first half touchdowns in their game against Mt. Paran. Rashard Fant returned a punt for a TD while Kalon Anthony and Chauncey Laboo each rushed for one. Mercy benefitted from a safety in the second half too to make their lead 22-7. Fant added another touchdown in the second half. The Bobcats scored even more and built a 38-7 win. 

Sandy Creek went up 31-0 at the half after two touchdowns from
Demare Kitt, a field goal, a rushing touchdown from Delvin Weems and a touchdown catch from Kyle Wilson. The Patriots kept it going in the second half with a TD catch from Triplett. Trey Walker played quarterback in the second half and connected on a 30 yard TD pass to Justin Sumpter. The Patriots got a rushing touchdown late and won 52-6. 

Things didn’t go as well for the Starr’s Mill Panthers or the Fayette County Tigers. The Panthers lost 42-3 to North Cobb at home, while the Tigers lost to Woodward Academy 34-0 on the road.