Cedar Shoals has been searching for a win for quite a while, 15 games to be exact. The previous 14 games, including the school’s first-ever winless season in 2014, came under the watch of head coach Scott Wilkins.
Wilkins, in his second term as head coach of the Jaguars, coaches in a stadium which bears his name; Waters-Wilkins Stadium and is the all-time winningest head coach in the 40-plus year history of the school. Wilkins was 106-50-1 when he departed the program in 2007 after going 9-2. John Waters won 102 games in his 14 seasons as head coach of the Jaguars.
Cedar Shoals snapped the streak with a 20-3 victory over Heritage-Conyers Friday night on homecoming, giving Wilkins his 107th win as a head coach, all at Cedar Shoals.
“It feels great, I didn’t think it would take this long, 15 games but it’s better than 16 games,” Wilkins said
Quarterback Greg Smith’s rushing touchdown allowed the Jaguars to lead 6-3 at halftime. Jerphari Colbert added two touchdown runs in the second half for the final 20-3 margin.
“I’m excited for our players. They’ve been through a rough stretch and they are staying the course, they are seeking to restore the tradition that is Cedar Shoals football and I’m happy to be apart of it,” Wilkins said. That tradition includes a Class 4A (highest class in Georgia at the time) runner-up finish in 1995 to Josey.
Cedar Shoals (1-4; 1-3) will look to win its second straight game since on the road against region foe Loganville. Heritage-Conyers (0-5; 0-4) will travel to region 8-5A leader Lanier (5-0; 4-0) next week. Lanier was off this past week.