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Jags Win 10th Straight; Eye Historic Week

Updated: Cedar Shoals (15-2) defeated Loganville 72-53 behind 18 points each by Phlan Fleming and Snipe Hall. Stavion Stevenson put in 16. The Jaguars have now won 11 in a row and will face Buford this Friday in Buford. Buford defeated Cedar Shoals 72-66 in the region opener for both in December. Cedar Shoals has not lost since that contest.

The Jaguars will be the second opponent to face Buford in the new $21 million Buford City Schools Arena. The multiple-purpose arena will host the Georgia 7A state semifinals in late February and is located directly across from the high school. Buford  hosted the first basketball games earlier this week as both Buford boys and girls defeated Johnson-Gainesville.

Earlier: Stavion Stevenson led Cedar Shoals with 19 points as the Jaguars improved to 4-1 in region 8-5A with a 65-41 victory over Johnson-Gainesville Wednesday night. Phlandrous Fleming added 12 points while Snipe Hall chipped in 10.

The Jaguars hit the floor again Thursday evening in a rare school-week back-to-back to take on non-region foe Washington. The game was moved up from Saturday to Thursday in advance of inclement weather forecasted for the north Georgia area.

Cedar Shoals improved to 14-2 by winning its tenth consecutive game 65-39 over Washington-Atlanta. The Jaguars took command of the game with a 23-point third quarter and lead 51-23 entering the fourth quarter. Snipe Hall led the Jaguars in scoring with 10 while Stavion Stevenson and A.J. Jones added nine apiece.

High School Basketball

Cedar Shoals (14-2; 4-1) will hit the road next week for three straight games against region foe Loganville (9-6; 1-3), a rematch against region foe and class 5A No.1 Buford (12-2; 4-0) and undefeated class 6A No.1 Gainesville (13-0).

Top-ranked Buford defeated Cedar Shoals 72-66 behind 26 points from Donnell Nixon and 25 points from Marcus Watson in December.

Cedar Shoals will only be the second opponent to face Buford in the new $21 million Buford City Schools Arena. The multiple-purpose arena will host the Georgia 7A state semifinals this in late February and is located directly across from the high school. Buford  hosted the first basketball games earlier this week as both Buford boys and girls defeated Johnson-Gainesville.

Cedar Shoals split two meetings with then region opponent Gainesville last season, losing 80-77 in the regular season in Athens in December but won the region 8-5A championship game in February in Winder over the Red Elephants 70-48.

It will be the first time in recorded history Cedar Shoals will face No.1 teams from Georgia in different classifications in back-to-back games while being ranked in the top-10 of multiple state polls.


Cedar Shoals Repeats As Sweet South Classic Champs

The Cedar Shoals Jaguars returned to action this week in the 15th annual Sweet South Classic in Madison, Ga after an 11-day break. Cedar Shoals defeated Lanier (7-6) and Stephenson (7-6) in the first two rounds to set up a rematch against host Morgan County.

Cedar Shoals defeated Morgan County exactly four weeks earlier this season 57-50 in Athens.

Phlandrous Fleming and Snipe Hall combined for 47 of Cedar’s 57 points in a 57-48 win over Morgan County in the championship game Friday night. Morgan County entered the contest ranked 6th in class 3A.

Phlandrous Fleming (Tournament MVP) averaged 23 points while Snipe Hall averaged 17 over the three-game tournament.

Cedar Shoals- ranked 5th in class 5A entering the week, improved to 12-2 and have won 8 straight games. The Jags return to action Wednesday against region foe Johnson (6-8) before hosting non-region foe Washington (4-10) next Saturday.


Cedar Shoals Books Spot In Final Four

For the second straight season the Cedar Shoals Jaguars are in the Georgia class 5A semifinals after defeating Mays (13-14) 66-45 in the quarterfinals.

Cedar Shoals (29-2) took its first lead 8-6 midway through the first quarter as Phlandrous Fleming scored 10 of his game-high 16 points. Cedar Shoals closed the quarter on a 13-5 run for a 19-11 lead after one. The Jaguars never looked back on its way to its 17th consecutive win.

In the second quarter the Jaguar bench- a staple of the team all season, scored 11 of Cedar Shoals 13 points behind Chris Gresham, JaVanni McDavid and A.J. Jones. The quarter was shorten by Mays stalling the ball the final three minutes of the quarter trailing 32-21 and missed the final shot of the half for the 32-21 halftime score.

Jerrick Mitchell and Greg Smith (eight points) opened the third quarter hitting back-to-back three-pointers and Smith added a fast break dunk moments later to give Cedar Shoals full control. The Jaguars finished the game in the fourth quarter at the foul line sinking 11-of-18 free throws in the quarter and went 18-of-25 (72%) from the line in the game.

Mitchell was the only other Jaguar in double figures with 12 points. Cedar Shoals scored 22 points off the bench led by Chris Gresham’s nine, A.J. Jones and JaVanni McDavid each scored five while seldom used Martavious Kennybrew finished with three on a three-pointer just before the final horn matching Cedar Shoals’ largest lead of the game at 21 points.

Reo Wright led Mays with 14 points while CJ Arnold finished with 13 for the Raiders.

Cedar Shoals will remain in Columbus and hold practice at Hardaway high school Friday ahead of Saturday’s 5A Final Four game against Allatoona (30-0). Allatoona defeated Southwest Dekalb (25-6) 56-44 to advance.

Cedar Shoals has never played for a state championship in boys basketball. Last season eventual state champion Brunswick defeated Cedar Shoals 45-44 at Fort Valley State University in the semifinals.





Cedar Shoals Finishes Regular Season Strong

Senior Night on the high school level are always special, fun, usually ends with tears of joy, smiles and photobombs. Jaguar reserve Chris Gresham made his senior night memorable with a standout performance.

Gresham had been out with injury during the chunk of the Jaguars schedule, since mid-December. He made his return banking memories forever to be recited years to come by scoring a team-high 18 points, 14 in the second half. Gresham scored inside and outside, left elbow to right elbow, added timely rebounding an effective defense.

Gresham’s performance was so solid head coach L’Dreco Thomas was shocked to learn his big man put in 18 points to lead the Jaguars in scoring.

“Wow, I did not know that,” an open-mouthed Thomas said as his bookkeeper handed him the score book from the game during a postgame interview. “(Gresham) stepped up and played well for us tonight. He gives us a more depth and more versatility and I think he made a difference tonight,” Thomas added.

Heritage needed the game, Cedar wanted the game, Heritage was never in it as Cedar Shoals commanded the basketball game wire-to-wire for a 73-61 win, the 23rd win of the 25-game regular season, the most regular season wins in over 10 years

The Jaguars raced out to an 18-1 lead, led by as many as 21 at one point and never allowed Heritage to come closer than 10 until the waning moments. Greg Smith finished with 15 points followed by 13 from Jerrick Mitchell and 12 from Snipe Hall.

Charles Moore paced Heritage with 20, Jordan Thomas had 12 and Marquis Davis scored 12 off the bench for the Patriots.

Cedar Shoals (23-2) will open play in the 8-5A region tournament at home Tuesday night


Jaguars Knock Off Patriots and War Eagles

A battle of top-10 teams came down to the wire as fifth-ranked Cedar Shoals knocked off seventh-ranked Heritage 54-51 Friday night in region 8-5A action. Heritage, now out of the rankings, jumped out 22-11 after the first quarter. Cedar Shoals went on to outscore Heritage 43-29 the rest of the way but never led until the fourth quarter where they held the Patriots to only five points in the quarter.

Snipe Hall led Cedar Shoals with 18 points, Jerrick Mitchell put in 10 points with 6 assists and Stavion Stevenson finished with 10 points and had two big blocks late in the victory.

The Jaguars hit the road the following day to earn their eighth straight win with a 57-47 defeat of Woodward Academy. Hall led the Jaguars again with 16 points and 4 assists, Jerrick Mitchell tallied 14 points, 4 rebounds and 6 assists and Phal Fleming chipped in 11.

Cedar Shoals (19-2) remained ranked fifth in class 5A in the latest state rankings. Cedar Shoals is off until Saturday’s home date against crosstown and region rival Clarke Central (6-13). Cedar Shoals defeated Clarke Central 73-44 earlier this season at Clarke Central.

Bulldoggs Rally By Jaguars In Fourth Quarter

The Winder-Barrow Bulldoggs scored 20 unanswered points-all in the fourth quarter, to defeat region foe Cedar Shoals (1-6; 1-5) 35-20 Friday night.

Despite five takeaways (3 fumbles and 2 interceptions) Cedar Shoals was only able to score seven points off those Winder-Barrow turnovers and it was their late turnover that allowed Winder-Barrow (4-3; 4-2) to walk away with the victory.

Trailing 25-23 with just over three minutes remaining in the fourth quarter Winder-Barrow quarterback Brock Landis was intercepted on fourth down by Tyreik Sims. Sims returned the interception 94 yards to the Winder-Barrow four-yard line, however Cedar Shoals was flagged for an illegal block bringing the ball back to the Cedar two-yard line.

Two players later Winder-Barrow recovered a Jephari Colbert fumble. On third and goal from the one CeCe Green scored his third touchdown of the night giving Winder-Barrow their first lead of the game 30-25 with 1:01 remaining.

CeCe Green returned from injury to score three touchdowns Friday
CeCe Green returned from injury to score three touchdowns Friday

Green was seeing his first action in almost a month after suffering a knee injury against Loganville in mid-September. The Bulldogs knocked the Jaguars Hail Mary pass to seal the game a few plays later.

Cedar Shoals lead 19-10 at halftime behind two Greg Smith rushing touchdowns and a Jaivanni McDavid rushing touchdown. The Jaguars extended their lead to 25-10 after a third quarter rushing touchdown by quarterback Aakeem Glenn. Winder-Barrow closed the third quarter driving and opened the fourth quarter with a Landis to Ray Evans 10-yard touchdown pass to spark the comeback.

Bulldoggs seek third straight win; eye playoff spot

The Winder-Barrow Bulldoggs football program has more than a heartbeat, it has life and continues to pick up steam under second-year head coach Heath Webb. Webb and his Bulldoggs (3-3; 3-2) travel to region foe Cedar Shoals (1-5; 1-4) tonight looking to stay in the playoff hunt in region 8-5A. Winder-Barrow is seeking to make the playoffs in back-to-back season for the first time since the 1992 and 1993 seasons.

The “double G” Bulldoggs headliner is running back CC Green. Green has missed the last two games due to injury and his status for tonight is basically a game time decision. Green leads Winder-Barrow in rushing with 678 yards and five touchdowns in three and-a-half games. With Green being out the Bulldoggs have turned to quarterback Brock Landis to pick up the slack. The mobile Landis has passed for over 300 yards and two touchdowns while rushing for five touchdowns since getting the majority of the action in victories over Salem and Flowery Branch.

Cedar Shoals ended their longest losing streak in school history with a region win over Heritage-Conyers earlier this month. The Jaguars are a heavy sophomore and junior-laden team that will continue to lean on athletes Ryan Huff and Greg Smith. Running back Jerphari Colbert and  defensive end/tight end Stavion Stevenson have also been impact players for the Jaguars this season.

Total Sports Coverage will have the live broadcast of this contest beginning at 7:20 pm et.

Jaguars Break Losing Streak

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.

Hardeman, Barnett, Hood Shine As Elbert County Wins Opener

Mecole Hardeman is the headliner for the Elbert County Blue Devils but he isn’t the only one on the Elbert County roster with a knack for the big play. Latravious. Barnett returned the opening kickoff of the season 85 yards for a touchdown to give Elbert County a quick 6-0 lead.

Cedar Shoals answered on its first possession with a 39-yard touchdown run by Jarmichael Baldwin as the Jaguars went in from 7-6 after a successful extra point.

Two possessions later Barnett struck again breaking off a 63-yard run to the Cedar five. La’kel Hood finished the two-play drive on the next play with a 5-yard touchdown run. The Blue Devils converted the two-point play taking the 14-7, they would never trail again.

Hardeman, a five-star recruit and AJC Super 11 selection, shook off an early fumble by warming up in the second quarter. Hardeman connected with Joseph Johnson for a 13-yard touchdown pass to put Elbert up 20-7. After Cedar Shoals punted Elbert County into a hole at their own six-yard line, Hardeman went back to work hitting Johnson on a 76-yard touchdown pass a few plays later giving the Blue Devils a 28-7 lead. Hardeman finished off his dominant second quarter with a 9-yard touchdown run with 37 second remaining to give Elbert County a commanding 34-7 lead. Cedar Shoals would add a touchdown as time expired in the second quarter on an Aakeem Glenn to Stavion Stevenson 12-yard pass to close the gap to 34-14 at the break.

Mecole Hardeman passed for 2 TD, rushed for another and scored two 2-point conversions
Mecole Hardeman passed for 2 TDs, rushed for another and scored two 2-point conversions

“He’s the best I’ve ever seen and I’ve seen some good ones, he does so much for our”, Elbert County head coach Sid Fritts said about Hardeman.

In the second half the teams exchanged turnovers and punts before Elbert County’s Hood found the end zone on a 1-yard plunge early in the fourth quarter for his second rushing touchdown of the night, sealing the Blue Devils 40-14 victory.

Elbert County (1-0) will host Stephens County (1-0) next week in their home opener. Stephens County defeated Franklin County 34-7.

Cedar Shoals (0-1) will look to snap its 12-game losing streak and get head coach Scott Wilkins his first win since returning to Cedar Shoals after spending six years as an assistant at Athens Academy on September 11th when the Jaguars travel across town to face rival Clarke Central at Billy Henderson Stadium. Clarke Central (0-1) fell 24-21 at Hart County (1-0) to open their season after leading 21-14 at halftime.

Georgia High School Football LIVE: Elbert County at Cedar Shoals

The Elbert County Blue Devils (Class 3A) travel to Athens, Ga to face the Cedar Shoals Jaguars (5A) in the 2015 season opener for both teams from Water-Wilkins Stadium.

Live play-by-play coverage begins at 7:30pm et.