Originally created 11/26/05

Blocked PAT costs Greene shot at OT



ATLANTA - Lemuel Walker had four touchdowns, and Charlton County blocked an extra point late in the fourth quarter to preserve a 34-33 victory over Greene County in the Class AA state semifinals Friday.

The Indians (13-1), last year's state champs, will face Grady in next week's championship contest.

After Charlton County took a 34-27 lead with just over two minutes left in the game, the Tigers (13-1) answered when Josh Nesbitt connected with Demarcus Blake on a 16-yard touchdown. But Charlton blocked the tying kick, then ran out the clock for the win.

Walker, who had 194 yards on 28 carries, tied the game at 21 for Charlton County on a 56-yard touchdown run in the third quarter. Then Justin Williams intercepted a Josh Nesbitt pass for a 55-yard score.

Williams caught five passes for 71 yards receiving.

CLASS AA

CALHOUN 42, GRADY 14

Adam Urbano ran for 191 yards, caught 59 yards and had four touchdowns to lead Calhoun to a victory over Grady in the semifinals.

Calhoun's (14-0) last title appearance came in 1952 when they became the Class C champions.

After the Grey Knights (13-1) cut the lead to 21-14 before halftime on a 41-yard touchdown catch by Demarcus Watts from Simeon Kelly, Calhoun broke the game open with 21 unanswered points in the second half.

Urbano scored on a 4-yard run in the third quarter and a 37-yarder in the fourth. Then Haggan Spector, who also had a touchdown earlier in the game, added a 5-yard touchdown in the fourth quarter.

Eric Carter rushed 17 times for 125 yards for Calhoun.

Despite the loss, Grady ended its season as the first Atlanta public school to compete in the Georgia Dome.

Class AAAA

Northside-Warner robins 27,

Baldwin 7

Byron Hunter ran for 231 yards and two touchdowns on 24 carries to lead Northside-Warner Robins to a win over Baldwin in the semifinals.

The Eagles (14-0) will play the winner of Friday's Griffin-Statesboro game for the title.

Northside-Warner Robins took a 14-0 lead into halftime after Hunter scored on an 12-yard run in the first quarter. Jacobi Rodrigues added a 1-yard run for a score in the second.

The Braves (10-4), who only had 41 total yards in the first half, reached the red zone for the first time on their opening drive of the third period. But Baldwin couldn't convert on fourth down when David Grayson dropped Patrick Spears' pass.