North Atlanta Dismantles Kipp to Pick Up Second Straight Win


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Dubs vs. Dubs: North Atlanta squares up vs. an overmatched Kipp defense on Sept. 6, 2019.

In a battle of two teams last Friday night, both known as the Warriors, one came out as the clear superior in a 35-point win. That team would be North Atlanta, who dominated the game from start to finish and never left a shadow of a doubt as to who the better team was. North Atlanta got off to a scorching hot start, scoring on its first two possessions for a 14 to 0 lead. Shortly after, Kipp scored but failed to add a two point conversion to make the score 14 to 6 through one quarter of play. 

In the second quarter the Dubs put the game completely out of reach for Kipp. The Warriors scored four touchdowns in the second quarter, two of these being touchdown passes from quarterback Wiley Hartley. Hartley took a little more freedom to throw the ball this game, taking more shots downfield and throwing his first two touchdowns of the season. One of these touchdowns came in the final seconds of the first half on a beautifully thrown pass to junior receiver Tre’ Mason. Mason was able to highpoint the ball in the endzone and snatch it away from a Kipp defender, sending the North Atlanta student section into a frenzy right before halftime. This wasn’t Mason’s only highlight grab of the game, as he also hauled in a 63-yard bomb off of Hartley, furthering his status as one of North Atlanta’s most explosive playmakers. 

Speaking of explosive playmakers, North Atlanta’s star running back T.K. Mack enjoyed another monster game, although this time around he wasn’t needed for too long. Mack had just 10 carries this game for 187 yards, meaning he ran for an astounding 18.7 yards per carry. What’s more, four of these 10 carries went for touchdowns, with a long of 46. This extremely efficient and explosive running from Mack in such a small sample size goes to show why the offense runs through him. Senior Chris Wright took up running duties in the second half and ran for a solid 42 yards, including an impressive 26 yarder in the 3rd quarter. On defense, safety Jamie Hare led the team with 10 tackles, while defensive backs Josh Brown and Syre Stewart both had eight. Overall, it was yet another dominant win for the Warriors and reason to be excited for what the rest of the season holds.