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Sandy Creek holds off Whitewater in thriller

Sandy Creek rolled into Friday’s primetime matchup against Whitewater looking for a fresh start. After suffering a non-region loss to rival Fayette County earlier in the week, the Patriots needed to win to build confidence early in the season. Whitewater provided a unique challenge as a young and upstart program. Under new head coach Matt… Continue reading Sandy Creek holds off Whitewater in thriller

Fayette County sweeps Sandy Creek

Basketball is back in Fayette County. On Tuesday night, fans were treated to one of the top rivalries in the county as the Fayette County Tigers hit the road to face the Sandy Creek Patriots. Both squads came into the game highly-ranked in their respective classifications. According to Sandy’s Spiel, Fayette was ranked sixth in… Continue reading Fayette County sweeps Sandy Creek

North Oconee upends Sandy Creek in state playoffs

Sandy Creek's Roney Howard comes up with a catch in the third quarter against North Oconee in the first round of the Class AAAA state tournament on Friday, November 9, 2018 (photo by Matthew Caldwell/mcaldwell@onlineathens.com)

By Matthew Caldwell Oconee Leader |mcaldwell@onlineathens.com North Oconee took advantage of a muffed punt and two interceptions in the third quarter to build a 27-0 lead, and the Titans defeated Sandy Creek 27-8 in the opening game of the Class AAAA state tournament. “[The defense] played unreal. Our coaching staff has done a good job… Continue reading North Oconee upends Sandy Creek in state playoffs

Sandy Creek falls late to Cartersville at home

Sandy Creek Patriots head coach Brett Garvin took a minute before addressing his players. As he looked in the distance, the looming scoreboard told the story. Seven points separated Patriots and the No. 4 ranked Cartersville Purple Hurricanes. One touchdown gave Cartersville a 7-0 victory. Once the team gathered at the 10-yard line, Garvin began… Continue reading Sandy Creek falls late to Cartersville at home

Sandy Creek falls 35-21 to Troup County

It was homecoming at Sandy Creek High School as the Patriots welcomed the Troup County Tigers to town. Patriots alumni old and new arrived to see the marquee matchup in Region 5-AAAA. Local media outlets, Channel 2 and Fox 5, were also in attendance to showcase the contest as the Game of the Week. However,… Continue reading Sandy Creek falls 35-21 to Troup County

5 Observations from Sandy Creek vs. Fayette Scrimmage

Football is back. As the sun tucked into the night sky, the gridiron heated up a football scrimmage between the Sandy Creek Patriots and the Fayette County Tigers. Both teams were looking to evaluate their roster, implement some new plays and gain momentum heading into the first game. Sandy Creek brought their unique athleticism to… Continue reading 5 Observations from Sandy Creek vs. Fayette Scrimmage

Sandy Creek falls 52-51 in Final Four heartbreaker

Sandy Creek was one play away from dethroning the Class AAAA defending champs, the Upson-Lee Knights, on Friday night. After having the Knights on the ropes all game, it came down to the final 9.4 seconds in regulation. The Patriots were down a point and had left everything on the floor. They just needed one… Continue reading Sandy Creek falls 52-51 in Final Four heartbreaker

Sandy Creek splits Sweet 16 matchups

Sandy Creek continued its redemption odyssey through the Class AAAA state tournament with a 73-52 win over the Stephens County Indians on Thursday night. However, it wasn’t easy considering the magnitude of hosting a Sweet 16 game at home. Despite a raucous crowd, the Patriots started the game slow and out of sync. They failed… Continue reading Sandy Creek splits Sweet 16 matchups

Sandy Creek sweeps Cartersville in region doubleheader

Bickerstaff leads Patriots to key region victory  Sandy Creek learned a valuable lesson against Cartersville in early January. After falling 62-58 in a tough road loss, the Patriots found out that they needed to play four full quarters to beat their Region 5-AAAA counterparts. On Friday, Sandy Creek got their chance for retribution against Cartersville… Continue reading Sandy Creek sweeps Cartersville in region doubleheader

Sandy Creek defensive end Nick Fulwider commits to Arkansas

Sandy Creek three-star defensive end Nick Fulwider is heading west to continue his football journey. The senior signed with the University of Arkansas on Friday after deciding to de-commit from the University of North Carolina in early December. He became the eighth recruit in Arkansas’ 2017 recruiting class and the second Patriot to sign during… Continue reading Sandy Creek defensive end Nick Fulwider commits to Arkansas