Saturday, October 22, 2011
Brookwood escapes with a 23-19 win in what Parkview Coach Cecil Flowe called "the craziest game we’ve ever played.”
Brookwood's Nick Tompkins returned a 75-yard kickoff with only 15 seconds left on the clock as the Broncos beat Parkview 23-19 Friday night in a wild renewal of one of the state's fiercest rivalry. Thompkins' return was one of four touchdowns the teams combined to score in the final couple of minutes in one of the wilder finishes in the history of the so-called Battle of Five Forks-Trickum. It was the 30th meeting between the neighboring schools and no doubt as exciting as any other in the series. “I’ve never seen anything like this," Parkview’s Head Coach Cecil Flowe said. "It’s the craziest game we’ve ever played.” “All I can say is wow about this one,” said Brookwood Head Coach Mark Crews. “We’ll just wipe our brows and hopefully we can…
Friday, October 21, 2011
In the 24 years the Flowes have been married, Penny Flowe has missed only two Parkview football games.
Penny Flowe has three great reasons for attending Parkview’s big game against Brookwood tonight – she’s a Parkview math teacher, her son Patrick plays on the team – and her husband, Cecil, is Parkview’s head coach. In fact, Penny says she’s only missed two of Parkview’s games in the 24 years they’ve been married. “Patrick was born on a Tuesday, and that Friday night I was at the game,” she recalls. “I like to think I support him and I support Patrick every single week, no matter who we're playing." So you’d think this would be a pretty exciting week around the Flowe house, with the 30th Battle of Five Forks-Trickum – as the game against Brookwood is dubbed – looming. But no, Penny said: “If you try to do anything really different….” And …
Saturday, September 17, 2011
Parkview’s run game shines in first region matchup against Shiloh.
Chris Carson rushed for three touchdowns for Parkview as the Panthers beat Shiloh 30-13 in Lilburn Friday night. He ended the game with 201 yards rushing and on 30 carries and 42 yards receiving. And Carson did it all on his birthday. Parkview (1-2) defeated Shiloh (1-3) in the Region 8-AAAAA opener for Parkview. Shiloh had no late rally Friday night like it did in a 28-19 win against South Gwinnett last week. Parkview decided to run the ball early in the game with a 71-yard drive that ended in a fumble by Patrick Flowe. Shiloh scored early in the second quarter on a one-yard touchdown run. Shiloh's Ellis Livsey completed two passes, one for 32 yards, the other a 42-yard gain, to put Shiloh on the 1. Shiloh connected on the extra point for…
Tuesday, August 23, 2011
Panthers begin season Friday against Stephenson.
Increasingly, there's a sense of urgency swirling about Parkview High football. In five seasons now, the Panthers have existed in obscurity, unable to get beyond the first round of the Class AAAAA playoffs. That's not typical for one of the state's most storied teams, a former powerhouse that won its four state championships in a six-year span from 1997-2002 and played for another title in '04. Since going undefeated through its string of three consecutive championships from 2000-'02 and winning a 46th consecutive game to start '03, coach Cecil Flowe's Panthers nearly have dropped off the radar, except for quarterfinal showings in '03 and '05. Challenge is, the Panthers remain young. Linebacker Patrick Flowe, the coach's son, and …
Friday, August 19, 2011
Scrimmage game at West Forsyth will answer some questions for the Panthers.
The schedule says “exhibition,” Parkview High’s football scrimmage tonight at West Forsyth, but the Panthers are treating like it counts in the standings. That includes coordinating bus transportation, scheduling where and when players are expected to be, pre-game planning and even the team meal. This will be no practice game in the minds of coaches and players. “We prepare the same way as we do during the [regular] season,” Head Coach Cecil Flowe said of the 7:30 p.m. game in Cumming. “We play this as a real game. If you don’t, you don’t get better.” That’s extremely important for the Panthers in 2011, a year after finishing 5-6, their first losing season in a decade, but one that was characterized by several close calls. That included a …
Friday, August 5, 2011
Panthers begin preparations for the 2011 season.
Lilburn Patch spent a morning practice this week with the Parkview High School football team as the Panthers went through their first official week of workouts in preparation for the 2011 season. Cecil Flowe's Panthers went through "two-a-day" practices, filled with conditioning and position-specific drills. The season opens three weeks from today. Here are some of the images we captured.
Monday, July 18, 2011
Weatherman is as prominent around Lilburn as on the tube.
David Chandley never has taken a mission trip like his wife and daughter did to Honduras. The opportunity simply hasn't arisen for WSB-TV's meteorologist of 23 years, who finds ample chance to volunteer right here in his hometown of Lilburn. "It's my belief in my Christian walk that your mission is wherever you are," he said. "Certainly, if I'm working with young people, the field is plenty right here. You don't have to go out of the country." Having raised two daughters during 15 years in Lilburn and nearly a quarter century nearby, Chandley is about as recognizable in the corridors of Parkview High School as its teachers and administrators. Then again, he's just about as prominent in Mountain Park athletics, at his Mountain Park First …