Friday, November 2, 2012
The slow-starting Panthers defeated the Patriots 38-7 in the annual "Battle of Lilburn"
Just like he has done many times before, Justis Rosser stepped up and sparked the Parkview High School football team. With star running back Chris Carson knocked out the game with a knee injury, Rosser carried the Panthers through a slow start and to a 38-7 win over visiting Berkmar Friday in the annual Battle for the Green Flag, Lilburn's unofficial football championship. It was Parkview's 13th straight win over the Patriots. Rosser, also a starter at linebacker, rushed for 116 yards and two touchdowns on 14 carries as the Panthers improved to 7-2 overall, 6-1 in Region 8-AAAAAA. The junior broke tackles and grinded his way to touchdown runs of 16 and 14 yards to help Parkview come back from a 7-0 first-quarter deficit. "Justis Rosser was…
Who's going to win the "Battle of Snellville," Lilburn's "Battle for the Green Flag," Wesleyan-GAC and nine other Gwinnett games?
Patch's Gwinnett Football Predictions Last week's record: 12-1 (86-26 overall) ✔ — Predicted Winner Idle: Norcross, Shiloh See also:
Saturday, October 22, 2011
Berkmar lost, but this homecoming game wasn't without excitement.
Berkmar lost its homecoming game against Shiloh 55-28, but there were some moments that won't soon be forgotten: Running back Devon Johnson returned a kickoff 91 yards to score a touchdown. During halftime, Elvia Vega was crowned homecoming queen.
Thursday, September 29, 2011
Parkview and Berkmar face off Friday for the "Battle of the Green Flag."
Once again, the Parkview Panthers and Berkmar Patriots face off this Friday for the “Battle of the Green Flag," -- a Lilburn City Championship between the two region 8-AAAAA football teams. I graduated from Parkview in 2006, and while I heard about the Green Flag rivalry, I never really understood its origins or cared too much about the game. Berkmar was never much of a threat. The student body only really cared when the other team off Five Forks was on the schedule. So what is this tradition about? It began soon after the Mountain Park community originated, and the idea was to create a Lilburn city championship game to promote both schools and stoke a rivalry. The winner of the game is crowned champions of Lilburn and is awarded the green…
Friday, September 23, 2011
Archer Tigers defeat the Berkmar Patriots 42-0 to climb their way out of the bottom of the region standings.
The Archer Tigers scored 28 points in the first half in a 42-0 rout over the Berkmar Patriots Friday night in Lilburn. Berkmar was unable to stop the run in the first half as Archer put the game away before the half. Tigers running back Sean Fowler ran for 108 yards and three touchdowns to lead the way. The two teams came in fighting to get a win and climb out of the bottom of the Region 8-AAAAA standings. The Tigers improved to 2-3, 1-2 in Region 8-AAAAA. Berkmar fell to 1-4, and 0-3. Archer’s running back Ernest Alexander scored the first touchdown of the game with a 3-yard run. Quarterback Jarvis Holley followed that up with a 15-yard touchdown run to give the Tigers a 14-0 lead in the first quarter. Fowler scored on touchdown runs of …
Friday, September 16, 2011
Hearing-impaired cornerback is just one of the guys when he suits up for the Patriots.
Players and fans are inundated with noise at football games. The coaches yell, referees blow whistles, parents cheer, the band plays, helmets collide. Now imagine Friday night football under the lights without sound. That's what Devione Beasley experiences when he steps out on the field for the Berkmar Patriots. Beasley, a cornerback and running back, is deaf. The sophomore has set out to show that hearing impairments will not hold him back on the football field this year -- or ever. With a wiry five-foot even frame, Beasley isn’t the most intimidating player on the field. But his passion for the game glows as bright as the smile so common on his face. "I feel like one of the guys," Beasley said. Born deaf, Beasley can now hear slightly …
Thursday, August 25, 2011
Patriots hope fast start can overcome youth, inexperience.
Berkmar High football coach Jonathan Sanks has an uncanny feeling. Though success has been hard to come by, he senses a little confidence could become contagious. "You never know when you get (seedlings) a little success how they can blossom into a nice looking flower," Berkmar's second-year coach said. "If these guys get a little success early, who knows what might happen?" Success has been relative for the Lilburn school's football program, which has reached the first round of the playoffs only twice since 1985 and has had only three winning seasons since 2000. There've been no more than three wins a season the last three years. Last season, however, had some bright spots. The Region 8-AAAAA Patriots (3-7) won consecutive games over …