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As a homeowner, you know that your HVAC unit is one of the most important components in your house. It keeps you cool during hot summer days and warm on chilly winter nights. When it's working properly, it's easy to forget its important role in your everyday life. But when it malfunctions, you quickly remember how crucial heating and AC repair in Crescent, GA, is for your family.

At Liberty Heating & Airworx AC, our mission is to ensure your cooling and heating systems remain effective throughout the year at the lowest prices available. Unlike some of our competitors, we prefer to put our customers first before anything else. We believe in doing right by the folks who choose our business. Cutting corners to save a few bucks? Annoying sales pitches to try and sell you new parts or equipment? That's just not the way we do business.

When you choose Liberty Heating & Airworx AC, you can rest easy knowing you won't have to pay outlandish fees for our services. As a licensed, bonded heating and air conditioning company, we know how important trust is when it comes to the nature of our business. We go above and beyond other HVAC companies and treat your home like it was our own. That way, you have peace of mind knowing you and your family are in capable, responsible hands.

We take pride in providing our customers with the highest quality service. Our highly trained technicians have experience handling all aspects of HVAC repair, from routine maintenance problems to advanced A/C unit installation projects in Crescent, GA.

Through hard work, honesty, and integrity, we have built a loyal customer base that continues to grow each month. It would be our honor to call you our customer too. Whether you need a routine maintenance check or emergency heater repair in Crescent, we are here for you every step of the way, 24-hours a day.

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Why Choose Liberty Heating & Airworx AC?

We get it - there are a lot of A/C companies out there to sift through. You want to be sure you choose the best company for your needs and budget.

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Here are just a few reasons why our customers choose Liberty Heating & Airworx AC over other HVAC companies in South Georgia:

Authorized Carrier and Goodman Dealer:

Authorized Carrier and Goodman Dealer:

We're authorized to service and sell two of the most respected brands in the heating and A/C industry. No matter what size home you own, our technicians are fully equipped to handle any HVAC issue with your Goodman, Carrier, or other air conditioning units.

Insured, Bonded, and Licensed:

Insured, Bonded, and Licensed:

We go the extra mile to ensure that our customers feel safe and protected when they hire our team. We treat your home like it was our own, from the moment we step foot on your property to the time we pull out of your driveway.

Fair Pricing

Fair Pricing

We understand that money doesn't just grow on trees. You work hard to make an honest living and need reasonable pricing on A/C repair and other HVAC services. At Liberty Heating & Airworx AC, you'll never have to worry about us charging you outrageous prices.

Flexible Financing

Flexible Financing

Has your heater gone out in the middle of a freezing January night? A/C unit quit working in the middle of summer? Despite some common red flags that you can keep an eye out for, you can never really plan for an HVAC malfunction. That's why we offer emergency HVAC services in Crescent, 24-hours a day, seven days a week.

Year-Round Discounts

Year-Round Discounts

With Ft. Stewart just a few minutes away, Crescent has one of Georgia's largest active military populations. It is our honor to offer current and retired military members and their families discounted prices on their next service appointment. We also offer up to 10% off for Federal Law Enforcement Training Center Members. It's our small way of giving back to those who have sacrificed so much for our liberty.

Free Estimates

Free Estimates

From new unit installations to air conditioning repair, it would be our pleasure to provide you with a free estimate on our services.

Emergency Service

Emergency Service

Has your heater gone out in the middle of a freezing January night? A/C unit quit working in the middle of summer? Despite some common red flags that you can keep an eye out for, you can never really plan for an HVAC malfunction. That's why we offer emergency HVAC services in Crescent, 24-hours a day, seven days a week.

Flexible Financing

Flexible Financing:

When your A/C unit or heater breaks suddenly, it can be hard to squeeze repairs into your budget. To make sure all of our customers are comfortable in their homes, we offer financing options to make your life easier.

Air Conditioning Repair in Crescent, GA

Here in southern Georgia, our summers can be extremely hot and humid. Trying to live in a home without A/C a South Georgia summer isn't just a bad idea; it can be downright deadly. Fortunately, Liberty Heating & Airworx AC is here to help with all of your A/C needs. There's no A/C issue that our highly trained HVAC technicians haven't seen before, and no job too small or large for us to tackle. Whether your A/C system needs a basic issue resolved, or you need a new AC unit installed at your house, our team will be at your door in no time.

We have the experience and training to service all major air conditioning systems, from ductless systems to central air setups. We're authorized to service Goodman to Carrier brands, but the truth is it doesn't matter what A/C unit brand you have - our team can fix it all. If your unit is beyond repair, we can walk you through the process of installing a new A/C system and suggest appropriate units that will work well for your home.

Here are just a few of the most common A/C repair services we offer in Crescent and the surrounding area:

  • Electrical repair
  • Compressor Repair
  • Refrigerant Leaks
  • Refrigerant Recharges
  • Replace Blower Motor
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Common Signs That
You Need AC Repair in
Crescent, GA

Once springtime rolls around, it's very important that you keep your eyes and ears open for any potential warning signs that your A/C unit needs to be repaired. The last thing you need is to be caught off guard when June, July, and August are in full swing. Knowledge is power, and at Liberty Heating & Airworx AC, committed to keeping our customers in the loop about potential A/C repair warning signs. That way, you can take preventative steps rather than reactive ones.

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Loud, Unusual Noises

Don't be alarmed if your A/C unit makes low-level noises throughout the day and night - these sounds are completely normal. However, if you hear loud, unusually abrupt noises coming from your unit, it may be time to have it repaired. Buzzing or rattling noises can mean a part is loose, while grinding or whistling can signal a more serious problem. Because these types of issues won't work themselves out on their own, a professional is needed to diagnose and correct the problem.

Strong-Odors
Strong Odors

If you notice strange, smelly odors permeating throughout your home, your first instinct may be to grab the air freshener. However, unpleasant odors can be a sign that your A/C unit needs attention. Our A/C repair techs will let you know what's going on and how a potential issue can be remediated with a quick diagnostic test.

Refrigerant or Water Leaks
Refrigerant or Water Leaks

Your A/C unit needs refrigerant to keep your home cool and comfortable when it's hot outside. It's common for condensation to accumulate as your system cools your home. With that said, if you notice pooling water or an active leak coming from your A/C system, it's time to call an A/C repair tech ASAP. Leaks can cause extensive damage to your home, and the problem needs to be addressed quickly.

Heater Repair in
Crescent, GA

South Georgia isn't known for its freezing temperatures, but one thing is for sure - wintertime in Crescent can get very cold. When the temps begin to drop, your home's furnace works properly. Modern homes have come a long way since the days of wood and coal. Your home's heater is complicated, and when one component fails, the entire system can be affected. In situations like these, it's important not to panic. Instead, give Liberty Heating & Airworx AC a call. Our trustworthy team of heating repair experts have the knowledge and training to repair your furnace fast, so you can get back to enjoying your home.

Here are just a few of the most common issues that we can help repair:

  • No Heat
  • Thermostat Malfunction
  • Heat Pump Replacement
  • Ignition and Pilot Problems
  • Noisy Heater
  • Emergency Services
  • Much More!
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Common Signs That You Need Furnace Repair in Crescent, GA

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Today's heating systems are complex. At Liberty Heating & Airworx AC, our heating repair technicians receive ongoing training in all aspects of heating technology. That way, their skills stay sharp, and their techniques remain up to date. However, you don't need to be an expert to spot common signs that your heater may need to be repaired.

As colder months approach in Georgia, try to be aware of the following red flags:

Expensive Heating Bill

You're probably used to a more expensive electricity bill when winter hits Crescent. However, if you notice a huge price jump over last year's bill, it could be a sign that something is wrong with your heating system. Utility companies are known for raising prices gradually, but a dramatic leap is a cause for concern.

Uneven Heating
Uneven-Heating

Does your heater seem to work perfectly in some areas of your house but not others? Are some rooms too hot while others are drafty and cold? If so, your heater may need repairing. This is a common issue in older homes and requires an expert to inspect your heater and ducts for airflow problems.

Unhealthy Air Quality
Unhealthy Air Quality

If the air in your house is hazy no matter how much you dust, your heater may be the problem. A furnace that circulates mildew, dust, and other harmful particles isn't working correctly. This issue is particularly bad for people with asthma or respiratory illnesses. If you haven't changed your home's air filter recently, be sure to do so. If the problem persists, it's time to call Liberty Heating & Airworx AC.

New AC Installation
in Crescent, GA

You and your family depend on your home's A/C system to keep you cool and comfortable during the hottest months of the year. Unfortunately, breakdowns happen at the worst possible times - like in the middle of July when temperatures are over 90 degrees. If you have had to repair your A/C system more and more often, investing in a new cooling system will save you time and money in the long run.

As an Authorized Carrier and Goodman dealer - two of the most recognized and respected brands in our industry - we have the highest quality units available. We handle every aspect of your new A/C installation from start to finish. That way, you can focus on living your life rather than worrying about the next time your A/C goes out.

Curious when it might be time for a new A/C system?

Keep an eye out for these warning signs:

Dusty Furniture

 HVAC Crescent, GA

If you have kept your unit well-maintained and changed your air filter regularly, you shouldn't experience this problem. If you do, and your system is old, it can be more cost-effective to replace it and have your duct system analyzed to fix the root cause of your dust issue.

High Humidity

 HVAC Repair Services Crescent, GA

If it feels unusually sticky in your home, like you just spent a few hours outside in the summertime, there's a good chance that something is seriously wrong with your air conditioning. Your air conditioner's job is to pull moisture out of the air to keep your feeling cool inside. When that process fails, it can increase your risk of mold and mildew growth - and that's just the start.

Frequent Repairs

 HVAC Services Crescent, GA

When your repair bills end up costing more than a down payment on a new A/C system, it might make more financial sense to invest in a more modern unit. Compare how much it costs to have our maintenance technicians perform regular service vs. the cost of a new air conditioning installation. The results may surprise you.

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Georgia Power wants to raise your bill $14-$16/month; hearings next week

Georgia Power is asking the state Public Service Commission for yet another rate hike, with three days of public hearings scheduled for next week.The power company is asking for a rate hike of nearly 12% over the next three years. That, according to the Georgia Recorder, is more than $16 per month on average....

Georgia Power is asking the state Public Service Commission for yet another rate hike, with three days of public hearings scheduled for next week.

The power company is asking for a rate hike of nearly 12% over the next three years. That, according to the Georgia Recorder, is more than $16 per month on average.

Georgia Conservation Voters, one of several groups opposed to the rate hike, says Georgia Power is looking for consumers to pay for ongoing cost overruns to expand Plant Vogtle, a nuclear power plant that is doubling in size just three hours east on I-20.

According to Krista Brewer, “The Southern Company recently disclosed profits for the second quarter of 2022 were 1.1 billion. For the same period last year, profits were only $372 million. Yet Georgia Power, which is solely owned by The Southern Company, has recently asked state regulators to approve a nearly 12% increase in the rates customers pay for their electricity over the next three years. The question on the table for the next few years is who will absorb all the extra costs for the two new units. Independent monitors have testified before the PSC over and over that these huge cost overruns have been due largely to mismanagement and have not been ‘reasonable and prudent costs.’ Therefore, the power company shareholders, not ratepayers, should be responsible for these expenses.”

You can watch the hearing live or see previous hearings on the Georgia PSC YouTube channel. However, that’s not the same thing as being there in person to make your voice heard.

The hearings will take place starting at 9:30 a.m. on Monday, Sept, 27; Tuesday, Sept. 28; and Wednesday, Sept. 29 at PSC Headquarters, 244 Washington Street in Atlanta. Public comment takes place between 9:30 a.m. and 10:30 a.m. and is limited to 3 minutes per speaker.

Whether or not you decide to attend the meeting in person, you can tell the PSC what you think about Georgia Power’s rate hike request by filing an opinion on the PSC’s website. Be sure to include the docket number, which is 44280.

If you attend in person, these are the PSC’s guidelines for public comment:

A sign-up sheet for public comments will be provided at the Executive Secretary’s office 1 hour prior to the start time for that day’s hearing. It’s strictly first-come, first-serve.

For ratepayers in Clayton County who are already dealing with the combination of higher property taxes and inflation in general, despite earning about half of what the rest of metro Atlantans make, the prospect of a 12% rate hike is grim for many.

If you value The Clayton Crescent’s reporting, we ask you to consider making a monthly gift of support today. We are a registered 501(c)(3) nonprofit newsroom allied with the Institute for Nonprofit News.

Unlike other local nonprofits, we do not take money from local or county government grants or from elected officials because doing so would compromise our ability to cover local government fairly.

Without independent news coverage in a given area, studies have proven that public corruption increases. We exist because other local news outlets do not consistently cover Clayton County with the same breadth and depth that we do. Nearly all other coverage you see elsewhere about Clayton County was broken first by The Clayton Crescent: events surrounding poll watchers during the 2020 Presidential election, questions about the Roman United proposed development, the COVID-19 outbreak at the Clayton County Jail, and so many other stories over the past two and a half years. Frequently, we run a story, then see it the next morning on local TV news shows or in the AJC. Our colleagues respect this operation and rely on it for planning their own news coverage.

The Clayton Crescent’s operations are funded by grants through the Institute for Nonprofit News and through your generous donations. Without the financial support of individual Clayton County residents, The Clayton Crescent cannot continue to operate.

Give now at https://donorbox.org/clayton-crescent by clicking the “Donate” button, then choosing “Monthly” and the amount that’s right for you. Then tell five of your friends about us.

We’re not a blog. We’re not Facebook. We are The Clayton Crescent, your nonprofit news source for Clayton County and the Southern Crescent. Thank you!

Clayton County Sample Ballot

Early and advance voting starts October 17 for the November 4 election. You can check your voter registration status (and register to vote) online at the Georgia Secretary of State’s My Voter Page.You also can see who donated money to candidates’ campaigns and how candidates say they spent that money at a few different places:Federal Candidates...

Early and advance voting starts October 17 for the November 4 election. You can check your voter registration status (and register to vote) online at the Georgia Secretary of State’s My Voter Page.

You also can see who donated money to candidates’ campaigns and how candidates say they spent that money at a few different places:

Federal Candidates

Federal Elections Commission

State/County/Local Candidates

(you may need to go directly to cities for some of those records)

Georgia Government Transparency and Campaign Finance Commission

County Candidates

Clayton County Elections and Registration Easy File Campaign Finance Portal

Here’s a look at the sample ballot (as published by the Georgia Secretary of State’s Elections Office) for Clayton County in the November 4, 2022 General and Special Elections. Should there be any corrections, we will update that information here:

Here are your choices for the different offices at federal, state, and county level, as well as ballot questions. Not all municipalities place their elections on the county ballot, so double-check with your local government for specifics.

Important

(I) indicates the incumbent or current candidate in office.

“Write-in” doesn’t mean “write in anybody you feel like.” Those votes won’t be counted. It means that, should a candidate qualify too late to have their name printed on the ballot, and you want to vote for that candidate, then you need to write that person’s name in that space and fill in the bubble next to “Write-In.” We have added the names of qualified write-in candidates under the races that appear on the Clayton County ballot. See O.C.G.A. 21-2-494 for details.

United States Senate

Governor

Lt. Governor

Secretary of State

Attorney General

Agriculture Commissioner

Insurance Commissioner

State School Superintendent

Labor Commissioner

U.S. House of Representatives – District 5

U.S. House of Representatives – District 13

State Senate – District 34

State Senate – District 44

State House of Representatives – District 75

State House of Representatives – District 76

State House of Representatives – District 77

State House of Representatives – District 78

State House of Representatives – District 79

State House of Representatives – District 116

County Commission – District 1

County Commission – District 4

County Board of Education – District 1

County Board of Education – District 4

County Board of Education – District 8

County Board of Education – District 9

Soil and Water Conservation District Supervisor

Proposed Constitutional Amendments

Senate Resolution N0. 134Resolution Act No. 304

“Shall the Constitution of Georgia be amended so as to suspend the compensation of the Governor Lieutenant Governor, Secretary of State, Attorney General, State School Superintendent, Commissioner of Insurance, Commissioner of Agriculture, Commissioner of Labor, or any member of the General Assembly while such individual is suspended from office following indictment for a felony?”

House Resolution No. 594Resolution Act No. 803

“Shall the Constitution of Georgia be amended so as to provide that the governing authority of each county, municipality, and consolidated government and the board of education of each independent and county school system in this state shall be authorized to grant temporary tax relief to properties within its jurisdiction which are severely damaged or destroyed as a result of a disaster and located within a nationally declared disaster area?”

Statewide Referendum Questions

House Bill No. 997Act No. 859

“Shall the Act be approved which grants a state-wide exemption from all ad valorem taxes for certain equipment used by timber producers in the production or harvest of timber?”

House Bill No. 498Act No. 260

“Shall the Act be approved which expands a state-wide exemption from ad valorem taxes for agricultural equipment and certain farm products held by certain entities to include entities comprising two or more family owned farm entities, and which adds dairy products and unfertilized eggs of poultry as qualified farm products with respect to such exemption?”

Special Election: City of Morrow Special Referendum

“Shall the Act be approved that provides for an amendment to the $60,000.00 homestead exemption from the City of Morrow ad valorem taxes for municipal purposes so as to increase the exemption to $80,000.00?”

If you have questions about the ballot, registering to vote, casting your ballot, or the election, visit claytonelections.com or call (770) 477-3372.

If you value The Clayton Crescent’s reporting, we ask you to consider making a monthly gift of support today. We are a registered 501(c)(3) nonprofit newsroom allied with the Institute for Nonprofit News.

Unlike other local nonprofits, we do not take money from local or county government grants or from elected officials because doing so would compromise our ability to cover local government fairly.

Without independent news coverage in a given area, studies have proven that public corruption increases. We exist because other local news outlets do not consistently cover Clayton County with the same breadth and depth that we do. Nearly all other coverage you see elsewhere about Clayton County was broken first by The Clayton Crescent: events surrounding poll watchers during the 2020 Presidential election, questions about the Roman United proposed development, the COVID-19 outbreak at the Clayton County Jail, and so many other stories over the past two and a half years. Frequently, we run a story, then see it the next morning on local TV news shows or in the AJC. Our colleagues respect this operation and rely on it for planning their own news coverage.

The Clayton Crescent’s operations are funded by grants through the Institute for Nonprofit News and through your generous donations. Without the financial support of individual Clayton County residents, The Clayton Crescent cannot continue to operate.

Give now at https://donorbox.org/clayton-crescent by clicking the “Donate” button, then choosing “Monthly” and the amount that’s right for you. Then tell five of your friends about us.

We’re not a blog. We’re not Facebook. We are The Clayton Crescent, your nonprofit news source for Clayton County and the Southern Crescent. Thank you!

Collegiate Baseball tabs LSU’s new class best in nation

BATON ROUGE, La. — LSU is No. 1 in the 2022 Collegiate Baseball magazine recruiting ranking released Friday, as the Tigers have a star-studded class that features 21 newcomers who have joined the program this fall.The top ranking is the second this month for the 2022 class, which was also rated No. 1 by Baseball America magazine on September 19.The class includes 14 freshmen, five high-profile NCAA Division I transfers and two junior college transfers. The members of LSU’s top-ranked class are now engaged in conditi...

BATON ROUGE, La. — LSU is No. 1 in the 2022 Collegiate Baseball magazine recruiting ranking released Friday, as the Tigers have a star-studded class that features 21 newcomers who have joined the program this fall.

The top ranking is the second this month for the 2022 class, which was also rated No. 1 by Baseball America magazine on September 19.

The class includes 14 freshmen, five high-profile NCAA Division I transfers and two junior college transfers. The members of LSU’s top-ranked class are now engaged in conditioning drills and individual workouts with the Tigers’ returning veterans, and the first full-squad fall practice session will take place on Thursday, October 6.

LSU has finished No. 1 in the Collegiate Baseball recruiting ranking six times – 2004, 2007, 2010, 2014, 2018 and 2022. The Tigers are also in the Top 10 of a recruiting ranking for the 15th time in the past 16 years.

Friday’s ranking marks the first Collegiate Baseball recruiting title for LSU coach Jay Johnson. He previously helped land the second-best recruiting class in the nation in 2010 when he was the associate head coach at the University of San Diego and the third-best class as the head coach at Arizona in 2018.

“I am really excited about this class,” Johnson said. “This is the best recruiting class I have been a part of in my coaching career. Our coaching staff did a great job as we went after high school players who would be foundational pieces of our team for the future.

“We also went after players who were available in the transfer portal that would make an immediate impact. We had great success there as well. We have a nice blend of position players and pitchers. We also were looking for players with great character, which will help build team chemistry and allow us to compete for a national title. We got that with the players we brought in.”

This is the 40th consecutive year Collegiate Baseball has evaluated NCAA Division I recruiting classes. Athletes who initially signed letters of intent with a school but then signed a pro contract after being drafted do not count in the overall evaluation; only athletes who came to school this fall are factored in.

LSU’s five NCAA Division I transfers include:

· 3B Tommy White (transfer from North Carolina State) – He was named Collegiate Baseball’s Freshman National Player of The Year in 2022 after hitting .362 with 27 homers, 12 doubles and 74 RBI. He set an NCAA freshman record for homers in a season and had 26 multi-hit games and 19 multi-RBI outings as he finished the season on a 26-game reached base streak. He also was a member of Collegiate Baseball’s main All-American team.

· RHP/C/DH Paul Skenes (transfer from Air Force) – Skenes was Collegiate Baseball’s Co-Freshman Player of The Year in 2021 after hitting .410 with 11 homers, 21 doubles and 43 RBI. As a pitcher, the 6-foot-6, 235-pound right-hander posted 11 saves and a 2.70 ERA. Last season, he hit .314 with 13 homers, 10 doubles and 38 RBI. On the mound as a starter, he was 10-3 with a 2.73 ERA and struck out 96 batters with 30 walks. Skenes was a first-team Collegiate Baseball All-American in 2021 and 2022. His fastball has topped out at 100 mph. He also is a skilled catcher.

· RHP Thatcher Hurd (transfer from UCLA) – He made nine appearances as a freshman at UCLA last season and posted a 2-0 record and 1.06 ERA with 48 strikeouts in 34 innings. He limited opponents to a .138 batting average. His fastball touches 96 mph.

· RHP Christian Little (transfer from Vanderbilt) – Little has pitched the past two seasons at Vanderbilt. He made 32 appearances (14 starts) and posted a 4.65 ERA with 95 strikeouts in 81 1/3 innings. His fastball touched 98 mph last season.

· INF Ben Nippolt (transfer from Virginia Commonwealth) – He was a first-team Atlantic 10 Conference pick last season at second base as he hit .308 with 9 doubles and 31 RBI. He had an on-base percentage of .430 with 31 walks and 8 hit by pitches.

LSU’s skilled group of freshmen and JUCO transfers includes:

· C Brady Neal (IMG Academy, Fla.), a 17th round pick by the Milwaukee Brewers

· RHP Jaden Noot (Sierra Canyon HS, Calif.), 19th round pick by the Milwaukee Brewers

· RHP Micah Bucknam (Mennonite Ed. Institute, Canada), 16th round pick by the Toronto Blue Jays in 2021

· SS Gavin Guidry (Barbe HS, La.), member 2021 18U Team USA national squad

· RHP Chase Shores (Lee HS, Texas), No. 1 RHP in Texas

· OF Paxton Kling (Central HS, Pa.), member of 2021 18U USA national team

· LHP Nic Bronzini (California HS, Calif.), All-State

· LHP Griffin Herring (Southlake Carroll HS, Texas), All-State

· LHP Nate Ackenhausen (Eastern Oklahoma JC), 8-1, 89 strikeouts, 14 BB

· C Jared Jones (Walton HS, Ga.), All-American, No. 1 ranked catcher in Georgia

· RHP Aiden Moffett (Taylorsville HS, Miss.), No. 1 ranked RHP in Mississippi

· C/1B Ethan Frey (Rosepine HS, La.)

· RHP Kaleb Applebey (Wabash Valley CC, Ill.)

· OF Zeb Ruddell (Neville HS, La.), No. 1 outfielder in Louisiana

· OF Mic Paul (Olympus HS, Utah), No. 1 ranked outfielder in Utah

· LHP DJ Primeaux (Central HS, La), No. 1 LHP in Louisiana

The entire Top 50 Collegiate Baseball recruiting ranking may be found at www.baseballnews.com.

10 (more) memorable Tulane football upsets

The Tulane Green Wave is unbeaten for the first time through three games in football. It last happened in 1998.In fact, it’s only the fourth occasion Tulane has started 3-0 in modern times. The 1973 Wave won six straight to start that season and the 1974 team followed up with a 5-0 start.Willie Fritz has his squad primed for a big season.“This can be a real good season,” said Tulane radio color analyst Steve Barrios, who has spent 40 years at the microphone for Green Wave broadcasts.The upcoming ...

The Tulane Green Wave is unbeaten for the first time through three games in football. It last happened in 1998.

In fact, it’s only the fourth occasion Tulane has started 3-0 in modern times. The 1973 Wave won six straight to start that season and the 1974 team followed up with a 5-0 start.

Willie Fritz has his squad primed for a big season.

“This can be a real good season,” said Tulane radio color analyst Steve Barrios, who has spent 40 years at the microphone for Green Wave broadcasts.

The upcoming matchup at home against Southern Miss brings more intrigue than the home team’s record. Golden Eagles head coach Will Hall spent two seasons on Willow Street as the Green Wave offensive coordinator. “He is familiar with this team,” Barrios warned.

Tulane is a 13-point favorite this week but they want to avoid a letdown trap after the stellar effort on the road against K-State. The Wave know what underdogs can do, pulling off a surprise 17-10 upset win over a two-touchdown favorite.

In program history, Tulane teams have beaten the odds before as a prohibitive underdog. Let’s reflect on 10 such instances in no particular order.

December 12, 1970 in the Liberty Bowl: Tulane defeated Colorado, 17-3, as a 14-point underdog.

The Buffaloes allegedly demonstrated little respect for their opponents when encountering them on the streets of Memphis leading up to gametime.

“We would run into (Colorado players) out in the night life,” recalled Barrios, a member of that special Green Wave squad. “They underestimated us. The defense played super. Cliff Branch (Pro Football Hall of Famer) did not catch a pass. The secondary consisting of Joe Bullard, Paul Ellis and Davis Hebert intercepted 28 passes that season.”

Running back David Abercrombie ran for a pair of scores. Linebacker Rick Kingrea, who racked up 171 tackles that season, intercepted a pass and returned it 44 yards to set up a score. Lee Gibson converted on a 19-yard field goal. Colorado entered the contest averaging 423 yards and 30.6 points per game. The Wave defense held them to 175 yards and a lone field goal.

December 1, 1973, vs. LSU: Tulane blanked the 15th-ranked Tigers, 14-0

LSU had not lost in the series in a quarter-century, and the Tigers were headed to the Orange Bowl for a game against Heisman winner John Cappelletti and Penn State. With 86,598 fans squeezed into Tulane Stadium, the home team held the advantage all yardage categories and held LSU to just 220 on the night.

Tulane backup quarterback Terry Looney connected with tight end Darwin Willie for a 36-yard touchdown with 19 seconds remaining until halftime. Running back Doug Bynum set up the other score with a 53-yard scamper in the fourth quarter. LSU only reached Tulane red zone twice. Both teams finished with identical 9-2 records. Tulane headed to the Astro-Bluebonnet Bowl against Houston.

November 10, 1990 at Syracuse: Tulane as a 14-point underdog won, 26-24

Dick MacPherson’s final Syracuse squad went on to win seven games and the Aloha Bowl. Talented players on that team included center John Flanery (second round pick by Houston), wideout Rob Moore (first round by N.Y. Jets) and linebacker Terry Wooden (second round by Seattle). The Greenies made a late push in the third quarter.

“Tulane … made a comeback,” Barrios recalled. “Quarterback Deron Smith had to convert a third and 12 and fourth and 16 on the game’s final drive. With 22 ticks remaining, he connected with Steve Ballard to win it.”

October 9, 1971, at No. 18 North Carolina: Tulane prevails 37-29

Tulane only notched three wins that season but this one was one to remember. The 18th-ranked Tar Heels were coached by Bill Dooley. Barrios, a wide receiver on that Wave squad, Was a 2000 inductee into the Tulane Hall of Fame and still holds the school mark with the highest average per catch for a career at 19.95 yards per catch. After some tough times, he had a big day in Chapel Hill.

“I had separated my shoulder in camp and missed the first four games. That week I had to decide whether to play that season or redshirt,” said Barrios. Tulane was glad he gave it a go. He snared three Mike Walker offerings for 111 yards and a pair of touchdowns (58 and 42 yards). Coleman “Long Gone” Dupre returned a kickoff 100 yards for another score.

“Coleman was upset because he said I upstaged him,” Barrios said with a good chuckle.

September 19, 1970, vs. 19th-ranked Georgia: Tulane wins 17-14

The Green Wave were blanked on the road the year prior “between the hedges,” 35-0. Tulane coach Jim Pittman was in his final season and his team entered the second week of the season on a sour note.

“We had just lost to Texas Tech, 21-14, the week before and were fired up,” Barrios stated. “Rick Kingrea and Ray Hester, our linebackers, had the defense fired up.”

The Green Wave’s fire was on display when a bench-clearing brawl broke out. Barrios attempted a crackback block on a Bulldog defender who objected to the move. His retaliation in front of the Tulane bench led to Georgia players crossing the field.

A key play occurred late in the game when Tulane punter Ken Sanders was ready to put foot to football but found a UGA rusher in his face. Unfazed, Sanders simply hesitated and sidestepped the defender, lofting a spiral downfield. The Green Wave held on for the satisfying victory.

November 27, 1982, at 12th-ranked LSU: 28½-point underdog Tulane pulls the 31-28 upset

The Tigers were guaranteed another Orange Bowl appearance, set to face No. 3 Nebraska. Jerry Stovall’s team was loaded with NFL talent like Leonard Marshall, Alan Risher, Dalton Hilliard, Garry James, Jeffrey Dale and James Britt.

Legendary high school coach Frank Monica was the running backs coach on Vince Gibson’s Tulane staff at the time. The visitors were hoping to lull the Tigers to sleep during pre-game warmups.

“We were silent, low key, no clapping. We just went through the motions until game time,” Monica recounted. “Every score LSU had, we answered. Garry James raced 80 yards for a touchdown in the opening series. But we came back.”

Tulane’s Mike McKay, not known as a long tosser, stayed with the short passing game. He had success with short throws to take advantage of an aggressive LSU defense that blitzed 27 times. Monica exclaimed, “They would not stop blitzing!”

Late in the contest facing a fourth-down blitz, McKay lofted a swing pass in the flat to fullback Reggie Reginelli, who raced 31 yards for the winning score.

October 2, 1965, vs. Miami (Fla.): Tulane was a 24-16 winner in a rough overall season

Hurricane Betsy, a Category 4 storm, arrived Sept. 9, 1965 and forced the season opener to be moved to Austin, Texas for the game against the No. 2 Longhorns. The Wave was blanked in that game and then shut out by Alabama. The Hurricanes were not ranked when they stormed into the Crescent City but Miami had some impressive results that season, defeating No. 9 Syracuse, 24-0, before their visit to Tulane Stadium. Later, the ‘Canes downed No. 10 Florida, 16-13, and tied No. 6 Notre Dame, 0-0.

Sophomore Bobby Duhon was moved from safety to quarterback for Tulane against Texas. The lefty from Abbeville accounted for two touchdown passes, including a 71-yarder to junior Lanis O’Steen in the upset.

Sept. 8, 1979, vs. 13th-ranked Stanford: Tulane’s season opener was a strong 33-10 victory

The Cardinal was a favorite but Tulane coach Larry Smith would direct his troops to a 9-3 mark that year. The Green Wave offense had playmakers like quarterback Roch Hontas, wideout Alton Alexis, tight end Rodney Holman and running back Marvin Christian. The offensive mastermind was coordinator Lindy Infante.

Stanford starting QB Turk Schonert lasted until the fourth quarter when he bowed out to a true freshman playing in his very first college football game. However, John Elway was did not come to the rescue on this day. The Greenies were led defensively by linebacker Frank Robinson, who had 137 tackles on the season, and defensive lineman Bob Becnel, who managed six sacks that year.

October 18, 1958, vs. sixth-ranked Navy in Norfolk, Va.: Tulane won the Oyster Bowl, 14-6

The Midshipmen had beaten No. 14 Michigan 20-14 the week before. Led by quarterback Joe Tranchini and sophomore running back Joe Bellino, the 1960 Heisman Trophy winner, Navy was a tough out. Tulane countered with quarterback/safety Richie Petitbon and running back Boo Mason. Petitbon contributed 916 yards and eight scores on offense and four interceptions on defense in ’58.

Green Wave running backs Tom McClellan and Eddie Dunn had stellar performances to outduel the Navy ground attack.

September 23, 1972, vs. 16th ranked Georgia: Tulane, a 17-point underdog, surprised the Bulldogs at home again, 24-13

UGA took a 7-0 lead on a 7-yard run by junior Jimmy Poulos in the first quarter. He added another score in the fourth period but it was not enough.

The Green Wave orchestrated a pair of 80-yard touchdown drives. Mike Walker scrambled for a 6-yard score and later connected on a 17-yard pass to freshman Jaime Garza. Defensive back George Ewing had a 57-yard punt return for a touchdown and senior Lee Gibson tacked on a 35-yard field goal.

The win was crucial for Tulane to end the season with a winning record at 6-5.

Doomsday predictions regarding college football’s transfer portal look foolish already

The sky is falling.If you listen, watch and read in every facet of American life, you will find those people who spout that narrative every single day.The naysayers were certainly out in college football in recent times.One of their targets was the transfer portal. You know, the new rule that would ruin the college game. They said it would be like NFL free agency. Traditionalists said the movement of players from school to school would certainly harm the very fabric that made college football so special.What a cro...

The sky is falling.

If you listen, watch and read in every facet of American life, you will find those people who spout that narrative every single day.

The naysayers were certainly out in college football in recent times.

One of their targets was the transfer portal. You know, the new rule that would ruin the college game. They said it would be like NFL free agency. Traditionalists said the movement of players from school to school would certainly harm the very fabric that made college football so special.

What a crock.

The transfer portal has made college football better. The sport is having one of its best Septembers in years.

LSU fans who complained about the portal aren’t so vociferous now that Jayden Daniels is on campus. The Arizona State transfer has led the Tigers to touchdowns on his last eight possessions.

If LSU is to defeat Mississippi State Saturday evening in Tiger Stadium, my guess is Daniels will have his fingerprints (and footprints) all over such a victory.

Daniels is completing 77.8 percent of his passes. With a Tigers offensive line still figuring itself out, Daniels’ mobility has been a godsend.

Did I mention how good college football has been already this season?

Last Saturday was the greatest day in the history of the Sun Belt Conference.

On the road, Appalachian State defeated Texas A&M, Marshall did the same to Notre Dame and Georgia Southern beat Nebraska.

By the way, the leaders in charge of the Cornhuskers could have waited until October 1st and halved head coach Scott Frost’s $15 million buyout, but director of athletics Trev Alberts fired Frost anyway. The school ate the cash.

All three of those Sun Belt wins happened, in part, because of the work of transfer quarterbacks.

App State’s Chase Brice started at Clemson and transferred to Duke before winding up in the mountains of western Carolina. He has thrown seven touchdown passes in two games for the Mountaineers. In a game against North Carolina, App State did the unthinkable by scoring 40 points in the fourth quarter and lost anyway. Talk about a bounce-back in College Station.

Buffalo transfer Kyle Vantrease, in his sixth year, passed for 409 yards on 37 completions in Georgia Southern’s victory in Lincoln.

Henry Colombi started at Utah State, then left for Texas Tech before winding up at Marshall. In South Bend, the Thundering Herd played turnover free football, and Colombi’s steadiness was a huge part of that.

So, mark me down as a fan of the dreaded portal.

If the portal didn’t exist, not only would LSU not have Daniels but the Tigers might be a three-win team this season.

A bunch of those transfers will be on the field Saturday at Tiger Stadium giving LSU a good chance in what should be a very interesting game against Mississippi State.

College football has always been a great game. The portal, for some, has been program changing. And not in a bad way.

Just ask the Sun Belt Conference.

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