2014 Rome JV Game

At the request of the Rome Wolves, the JV game scheduled for this Thursday October 23 has been delayed by 1 week.  This game will be played on Thursday October 30th in Rome.


2014 Etowah rolls over Lassiter

Lassiter’s Mason Waters gets out of a tackle against Etowah. The Trojans fell at home to the Eagles 48-14.

by Martin Kester
MDJ Sports Correspondent October 11, 2014 02:30 AM

Etowah rushed for more than 400 yards and ruined Lassiter’s homecoming with a 48-14 win Friday at Frank Fillmann Stadium.

The Eagles (5-2, 3-2 Region 5AAAAAA) did all this without senior running back Raishod Devezin, who rushed for 1,000 yards before breaking his wrist last week against Milton.

Tyrae Devezin, stepped in and was close to the family rushing record of 351 yards. The sophomore ultimately finished with 286 yards on just 16 carries, including three runs of more than 60 yards.

The younger Devezin’s final carry would have been his fourth touchdown of the night, “but I ran out of gas. I tried to score, I tried to do everything I could.”

He did plenty as the Eagles ran straight at Lassiter (1-5, 1-3) on their first possession and never stopped.

“I feel like the last couple of weeks, we lost our identity. We want to be a power team,” Etowah coach Dave Svehla said. “We have some big, strong kids that like to get physical, and I think we got away from that the last couple of weeks.”

The Eagles’ offensive line won the battle of the trenches, opening holes and protecting quarterback Robbie Knox (7-of-11 for 81 yards and two touchdowns) the few times he dropped back to pass.

“They did a really good job of running the football,” Lassiter coach Jep Irwin said. “We just couldn’t get a stop until late in the game. We have to grow up. We have to continue to fight. We have to continue to work.”

While Tyrae Devezin was the leading rusher, the Eagles worked the ball successfully to nine different backs, totaling 487 yards.

Lassiter’s Russell Aarons left the field in the second quarter and was replaced by Cooper Cross, who took to the air and started with a 32-yard completion to Pearson Van Horn. Three plays later, he aimed a pass to the pylon, and Micah Grigsby raced underneath it for a 31-yard touchdown that lightened the mood of the crowd before halftime.

“I thought Cooper did a good job coming in for his first action,” said Irwin about the junior quarterback, who finished 13-of-24 for 177 yards. “Depending on how bad Russell’s injury is, we’ll have to re-evaluate our quarterback position.”

Read more: The Marietta Daily Journal - Etowah rolls over Lassiter


2014 Eagles Week 7 Update

A little update on the last two weeks:

Etowah v. Woodstock:

Our Woodstock week was full of nail biters!  Our Varsity boys played an AWESOME game and went back forth until the end of the 2nd OT. It was an unfortunate loss but our guys played a heck of a game. Congrats to our Freshmen and JV teams for their wins.  We are so proud of ALL of our Eagles for their determination and fight.  Final scores:  Varsity, 47-44 Woodstock; JV 21-16  and Freshmen 22-20.  

Milton v. Etowah:

Tough week last week v Milton.  Milton took all.  Final scores:  Varsity 37-12, JV 21-7 and Freshmen 24-14.  The good news is that our Eagles have moved on and are ready to take on Lassiter!  No doubt, all three teams will soar this week!

Etowah v. Lassiter:

This week Varsity and JV will play at Lassiter and the Freshmen will play at home.  Come out and cheer for our fearless players!

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2014 Eagles get past Greyhounds, set up duel with Woodstock

Etowah ball-carrier Stanlee Logue looks to take advantage as a pair of Pope defenders collide with one another Friday night.
<BR>Staff photo by Erin Gray

by Jeff Dickinson
Tribune Sports Correspondent
September 13, 2014 02:36 AM

WOODSTOCK — Etowah rode the power of a rushing attack that produced 403 yards to remain unbeaten with a 35-20 win over Pope.

The Eagles (4-0, 2-0 Region 5AAAAAA) were led by a game-high 215 rushing yards from Raishod Devezin, who also scored two touchdowns.

Etowah, which now awaits a showdown in two weeks with archrival Woodstock — also 4-0 on the season — never trailed in the game.

“We are undefeated overall and are 2-0 in our tough region, which is the best that we can be,” Etowah coach Dave Svehla said. “But our boys are smart enough to know that we can’t continue to play the way we did (Friday) and hope to stay undefeated in our region.”

Devezin put Etowah ahead less than 2 minutes into the game when he scored from 7 yards out. Quarterback Robbie Knox then put the Eagles up by two touchdowns 6 minutes later, when he capped a 73-yard drive with a 19-yard scramble.

Both teams tightened up on defense for a scoreless second quarter. Etowah then went up by three touchdowns when lineman Scott Morgan dove over the goal line from 1-yard out midway through the third quarter.


2014 Etowah has upper hand in early-season showdown of county, region adversaries

Etowah’s Nick Searcy, left, and Vincent Riley, right, celebrate Trevor Head’s touchdown catch against Cherokee on Friday. In a battle of county rivals, region rivals and 2-0 teams, it was the Eagles who prevailed to remain unbeaten on the season.
<BR>Staff photo by C.B. Schmelter

by Emily Horos
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September 06, 2014 02:47 AM
WOODSTOCK — It didn’t take long to see that Etowah was the better team Friday night as the Eagles dominated Cherokee in every facet of the game, for a 41-21 victory in the Region 5AAAAAA opener for both programs.

Etowah coach Dave Svehla said it wasn’t an easy win, but his players certainly made it look that way.

“That was far from easy,” Svehla said. “I thought Cherokee played good defense. They were physical, and they got after us a little up front. We just kept plugging away.”

Cherokee (2-1, 0-1), which scored 42 points in each of its first two games, was held to just nine points in the first three quarters. A pair of fourth-quarter touchdowns made the Warriors’ offense look better on paper than it did on the field.

Cherokee was the first to put together a promising drive, but it came away with just a field goal after stalling inside the 20.

Etowah (3-0, 1-0) wasted no time responding, but it did so in the form of a 33-yard touchdown pass from Robbie Knox to Raishod Devezin. The point-after by Caleb Barden-Street gave Etowah a 7-3 lead, which held through the end of the first quarter.

Cherokee’s offense continued to struggle, while Etowah’s started to click.