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Georgia HSFB Notes, Scores Of Interest Week 3

Georgia Week 3 of high school football was played over the weekend with only a handful of games cancelled or postponed due the approaching Hurricane Irma. Most of those games were in the southeastern coastal portions of Georgia after mandatory evacuations were issued. Here is a look at some the games of interest from Week 3 in Georgia

Cartersville’s (4-0) Trevor Lawrence passed for over 280 yards and 3 touchdowns while Rico Frye rushed for over 100 yards and two touchdowns and caught a touchdown pass as class 4A Cartersville defeated 7A Westlake (1-2) 38-5.  EJ Turner caught a pair of touchdown passes for the Purple Hurricanes who won their 34th consecutive game.

Mays (2-1) won its second consecutive game since a season opening loss to Stockbridge with a 32-20 region 5-6A victory over Langston Hughes (2-1). Jaquez Milam connected with Christian Royalston on a 42-yard pass to give Langston Hughes an early 7-0 lead. Later Mays pulled to within 7-6 on a touchdown run by Tyree Nelson. Mays took a 12-7 into halftime after quarterback Jaquez Evans hooked up with Amir Abdur Rahman on a 56-yard touchdown pass.  In the third quarter the team quickly exchanged touchdowns as Langston Hughes’ TJ Portress briefly gave the Panthers an 14-12 lead on a 4-yard touchdown run. On the ensuing kickoff Ihbin Tophia returned it 80 yards for a touchdown for an 18-14 lead. The Raiders expanded the lead to 25-14 on Nelson’s second touchdown run of the game. Antoino Grier block a punt and recovered it in the end zone for a touchdown and 32-14 Mays lead in the fourth quarter. Langston Hughes completed the scoring with a Tyrea Swanson 10-yard touchdown run for the final 32-20 margin.

Meadowcreek (3-0) improved to 3-0 for the first time in the programs 32-year history with a 29-27 win over Forsyth Central (0-3). Meadowcreek, located in Norcross, Ga in Gwinnett County, is 73% Hispanic. The Mustangs have one of the largest offensive lines in Georgia averaging around 320 pounds which paved the way for two rushing touchdowns by Chauncey Williams (180-plus yards rushing). Jeremiah Caldwell had a receiving touchdown while Alonzo Howard returned an interception for a touchdown. Meadowcreek led 26-6 at one point before Forsyth Central rallied. The Bulldogs closed to within 26-20 on a late third quarter touchdown run by Devron Orasn. Meadowcreek added its cushion early in the fourth quarter on a field goal by Christopher  Linares to put the Mustangs up 29-20. Forsyth Central added another Orasn touchdown to make it 29-27 however on their next possession were unable to convert a fourth down which sealed the victory for Meadowcreek.

Cedar Shoals (3-0) defeated North Oconee (1-2) in dramatic fashion 13-6. Ken Johnson rushed for two touchdown but it was his 5-yard touchdown with 38 seconds remaining in the game that propelled the Jaguars to the victory. Cedar Shoals has won the last two meeting between the two schools.

Stephenson (1-2) defeated Southwest Dekalb (2-2) 31-18 in a sloppy game featured five fumbles between the two teams . Ira Henderson return the second half kickoff 86 yards fro a touchdown to jump start Stephenson after trailing 6-0 at the half.  Stephenson’s Deshon Stoudemire caught a pair of touchdowns, one from Ga’von Wray another from Daren Parker. Justin Tomlin passed for three touchdowns for Southwest Dekalb.

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Stockbridge (3-0) for the second consecutive week allowed their opponent to score on their opening possession and for the second consecutive week after that they did not allow their opponents to score again. Dutchtown (2-1) jumped out a 7-0 lead after Shanaan McKoy’s short touchdown run capped the Bulldogs opening drive. Stockbridge pulled to within 7-6 after a 30-yard interception return for a touchdown by Demaje Carter. Marquez Ezzard added a touchdown run in the fourth quarter for the final 13-7 margin. Dutchtown’s final drive ended with an interception to cap another stingy night of Stockbridge defense which has allowed only 14 points in three games this season. It was Stockbridge’s eight consecutive victory over county and region foe Dutchdown. Lovejoy (41.5), Dutchtown (41) and Mays (36.1) are all averaging 36-plus points in games this season when not including their game against Stockbridge in which all were held to single digits (Mays was shutout).

Grayson (3-0) defeated John Curtis (LA) (1-1) 22-9 on the strength of a pair of fourth quarter touchdowns. Quarterback DJ Irons rushed for a touchdown then hooked up with Jalen Rivers an 21-yard touchdown pass in the fourth quarter as the Rams overcame an early 9-3 deficit for the win. Grayson collected its second victory over an out-of-state opponent this season and have International School of Broward (FL) and Ramsay (AL) remaining on the schedule.  Grayson has won 17 consecutive games, including two over Alabama power Hoover, since losing to IMG Academy (FL) in their 2016 season opener.

Colquitt County (4-0) shutout Roswell (1-2) 28-0 to win its third consecutive game. Ty Leggett rushed for two touchdowns in the second half while Nigel Hillery rushed for a touchdown in the fourth quarter for the final margin.

Dacula (1-2) picked up its first win of the season by snapping  Arabia Mountain’s three-game win streak with a 9-0 shutout victory. Jalen Perry rushed for the lone touchdown of the game and Zachary Gerts connected on field goal for Dacula. Arabia Mountain (3-1) had a short touchdown run called back for holding in the first half and missed a field goal in the second half.

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North Gwinnett has won three in a row since losing its season opener to Walton

North Gwinnett (3-1) won their third straight game defeating Norcross (2-2) 35-14. North Gwinnett’s Tyler Goodson rushed for over 240 yards and three touchdowns. Jimmy Urzua, who took over as quarterback for injured starter Cade Fortin in the first quarter of the Milton game, has led the Bulldogs to all three victories. Urzua and Devin Crosby each rushed for touchdowns as North Gwinnett amassed over 330 yards rushing as a team.

New Manchester (2-1) shutout Creekside 23-0. AJ Taylor rushed for over 100 yards and two touchdowns while Eddie Ellis caught a touchdown for New Manchester. Creekside (0-3) has been been shutout in all three games being outscored 89-0.

Other Scores/Notes of Interest:

Woodstock (2-1) became the fourth Georgia team to score 70-plus points this season in their 77-49 shootout victory over Kennesaw Mountain (2-1). Rockdale County (75 vs Berkmar), Habersham Central (72 vs East Hall) and Mountain View (71 vs Osborne) are the others.

Jenkins (3-0) defeated Liberty County (1-2) 43-41; Jenkins quarterback Javonte Middleton passed for three touchdowns.

Class 7A Tift (4-0) handed former region foe and defending 6A state champion Valdosta (1-3) its second straight loss with a  20-10 victory

Abbeville (SC) defeated Lincoln County (1-2) 28-24

Cedar Grove (3-0) shutout Columbia (1-2) 33-0

Peachtree Ridge (0-3) struggles to begin the season continued after losing 47-28 to Newton (3-0).

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McEachern earned its first victory of the season with a win over Jonesboro

McEachern (1-2) defeated Jonesboro (2-1) 49-10

Douglas County (3-0) won it’s region opener on the road shutting out Northgate (2-1) 21-0

Hapeville Charter (3-1) shutout Wesleyan (3-1) 35-0

Games of interest postponed/cancelled due to Hurricane Irma:

Camden County at Glynn Academy

Grady at Ware County

Shiloh at Lowndes; The concern with this game was Shiloh having to travel back Gwinnett County after the game in heavy traffic due to Hurricane Irma evacuations from Florida.

Pierce County at Richmond Hill

 

 

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Georgia HSFB Week 2 Notes and Scores Interest

The Georgia high school football season continued with a bevy of interesting week 2 match ups. Here’s a look at some of the games of interest.

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Colquitt County (3-0) overcame a 14-7 halftime deficit by scoring 28 unanswered points in the second half enroute to a 35-21 victory over Tucker (2-1). Packers quarterback Steven Krajewski passed for 245 yards and 3 touchdowns and at one point completed 14 consecutive passes in a row.

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Colquitt County QB Steve Krajewski (8) celebrates a big play

 

Cedar Shoals (2-0) got rushing touchdowns from quarterback Kiyonnice Smith (two), Jephari Colbert and Willingham along with a 99-yard kick return for a touchdown by Jai’vanna McDavid to defeat Decatur (1-2) 45-13 in thier home opener Friday night.

Arabia Mountain (3-0) defeated Redan (0-3) 46-6 as Josh Campbell accounted for five touchdowns (four rushing and one passing)

Etowah (1-2) played its first-ever game out of the state of Georgia to complete a home-and-home series with Spartanburg (SC) (1-2). Etowah won last season in Woodstock 21-14 however the result was not the same this year. Spartanburg rushed for over 400 yards as Zykamren Robinson racked up over 220 yards and three touchdowns rushing. Quarterback Keonte Cartledge connected with Romain Kelly and Damyjai Foster for touchdowns for the Vikings. Etowah quarterback Patrick Ferris passed for a pair of touchdowns, both to Blake Jones. Nick Maddox rushed for a touchdown for the Eagles.

Grayson (2-0) and McEachern (0-2) tussled in a defensive struggle all night before it was Grayson coming away with the 12-7 victory.

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Stockbridge Tigers Pre Game Warm Ups

Lovejoy (2-1) opened the game with a 13-play 80-yard drive which was capped by a 5-yard touchdown pass from Jordan Huntington to Jerrod Means for the 7-0 lead against Stockbridge (2-0). Stockbridge’s defense did not allow Lovejoy to score again while the offense scored 21 unanswered points in the 21-7 victory. Yashan Mckee, BJ Riley and Gabe McKenzie rushed for touchdowns for Stockbridge. Lovejoy running back Zion Custis did not play in the second half for the second consecutive week due to an ankle injury. Stockbridge has allowed seven combined points in two games this season against 6A schools Mays and Lovejoy.

Westlake (1-1) scored 40 points in the first quarter in 66-6 victory at Shiloh (0-3). Quarterback Jaylen Williams passed for four touchdowns, two to Adrian Byrant of 75 and 33 yards in the win. As a team Westlake passed for five touchdowns, rushed for four touchdowns and James Miller added a pair of field goals.

Mays (1-1) a week after being shutout by Stockbridge, racked up over 340 yards passing and over 400 yards of total offense in a 41-0 shutout over Peachtree Ridge (0-3).

Woodland-Stockbridge (2-1) defeated Tri- Cities (0-2) 21-0. Jalen Mason, a former basketball player at Miller Grove, caught a touchdown pass while Kareem Rogers had a rushing touchdown. The Wolfpack scored a defensive touchdown when Lexington Stocker recovered fumble in the end zone.

Winder Barrow (3-0) won its third consecutive game to open a season for the first time since 2007 with a 38-17 victory over Northview. Jamar Mack rushed for two touchdowns, Justin Sims returned a fumble for a touchdown and rushed for a touchdown while quarterback Brock Landis rushed for a touchdown for the Bulldoggs.

Meadowcreek (2-0) improved to 2-0 for the first time since 1993 after a 51-36 victory over Duluth (1-1). Mustang running back Chauncey Williams racked up 568 all-purpose yards in the victory. Williams rushed for three touchdowns, caught a touchdown passing and returned a kickoff for a touchdown.

Clarke Central (2-1) defeated Gainesville (1-2) 42-14 behind rushing touchdowns by Jonathan Sewell, and O’Brien Barnett. Quarterback Jack Mangel connected on touchdown passes to Trey Johnson and Marquise Smith. Kapres Forbes return a punt for a touchdown, his second of the season.

Other scores of interest:

North Gwinnett defeated Hillgrove 33-9

Marietta defeated Blessed Trinity 14-6

Dunwoody defeated Chamblee 16-0

North Cobb defeated Harrison 45-42

Westside (SC) defeated Hart County 30-7

Southwest Dekalb shutout Creekside 28-0

Wayne County defeated Valdosta 23-13

 

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Roswell (5-0) continued its impressive defensive play this season shutting out its second straight opponent with a 17-0 victory over Milton. The Hornets have not allowed more than seven points (Buford in season opener) in a game this season. Sheldon Evans rushed for two touchdowns for the Hornets.

Mill Creek (6-0) pulled away from North Gwinnett (3-3) late in the second quarter and posted its second straight victory over the Bulldogs 44-17. Cameron Turley passed for three touchdowns and Cole Wroble rushed for a pair of touchdowns for the Hawks

Lowndes (6-1) racked up over 600 yards of total offense to defeat Ware County 56-35. Ware County (2-3) jumped out to a 14-0 lead only to see the Vikings roar back with a strong third quarter and cruise to victory.

Nolan Donley hit Demond Ellison on a 40-yard touchdown pass with less than thirty seconds remaining as Cherokee (3-3) knocked off Etowah (4-2) 28-21. Etowah’s Tyray Devezin rushed for two touchdowns in the loss.

Norcross (6-0) defeated Parkview (3-2) in the battle of quarterbacks committed to play collegiate baseball. Norcross’ Byron Radcliff passed for three touchdowns as the Blue Devils defeated Parkview for the seventh time in the last eight meetings 38-15.

Trailing 14-13 with less than five minutes remaining, Daetrich Harrington raced 55 yards for a touchdown as Alexander (5-0) defeated Northgate 21-14. Kyle Cater rushed for a touchdown for Northgate in defeat.

Lovejoy (4-3) defeated Mt. Zion-Jonesboro (2-4) 35-9. Lovejoy QB John Seter passed for three touchdowns as the Wildcats improved to 4-0 in region play with a 35-9 victory.

Camden County (2-4) picked up its second win of the season by displacing Forest Park 67-14. Camden County scored more than 17 points in a game for the first time this season. Forest Park (0-7; one loss by forfeit) scored a season-high 14 points, cracking the double digit mark for the first time this season. Forest Park head coach Dale Myers is a native of Kingsland, GA and former Camden County player.In his second second, Myers has yet to pick up a victory as Forest Park is now 0-16 under Myers. Forest Park has not won more than three games since a seven-win season in 2000 and have had eleven head coaches during that span.

Preston Taylor nailed a 39-yard field goal with one second remaining to give Newton (4-1-1) a 13-12 victory over South Gwinnett (4-2). South Gwinnett took a 12-10 lead on a 34-yard field goal by Dawson Newman with less than a minute remaining. Blake Brok rushed for Newton’s lone touchdown.

Leading 20-0 in the third quarter, Shaun Jolly returned a punt 75 yards for a touchdown as Stephenson (3-3) defeated Jonesboro (0-6) 27-0.

Tucker (5-1) defeated Mundy’s Mill (1-5) 34-14. Tucker quarterback Xavier Sheppard passed for a pair of touchdowns in the victory.

Isaiah Green passed for three touchdowns and rushed for two more as Langston Hughes (5-1) defeated Creekside 35-34. Creekside (4-2) scored with just over one minute remaining in the game however failed on the two-point conversion attempt.

Colquitt County Makes Statement; ECLA, Pace Academy, Cartersville Win Georgia Titles

The Georgia high school football state championships continues at the Georgia Dome in Atlanta.

The 6A finals featured two top 10 teams in the National High School Football Top 100 as No.2 Colquitt County face No.9 Roswell and the sites national game of the week. Colquitt County entered the contest with sights on winning a second straight state title and 30th straight game in rugged-and-expanding Georgia. Roswell-like other teams, jumped on Colquitt quick, 81 yards for a touchdown on the second play from scrimmage; a 15-yard pass went from a pick six to catch and run touchdown for a 7-0 Roswell lead. Colquitt responded by lining up and going 80-yards to tie the game on a Keil Pollard touchdown run. The Packers forced a punt on Roswell’s next possession, moments later the Packers proceeded to take the lead for good on Pollard’s second touchdown run of the game for a 14-7 advantage. The Hornets would get two more goal-to-goal situations settling for field goals each time in the opening two quarters and trailed 21-13 at halftime.

In the second half Colquitt’s lead was never threatened as weaknesses from Roswell’s season scouting reports bloomed. Roswell failed to get anything vertical/down the field in the passing game when trailing by multiple scores and Colquitt added three field goals for the final 30-13 margin.

Colquitt County sits in realistic position for national title as No.3 Allen (TX) was knocked off on Friday night with only No.1 Corona-Centennial left with a game against De La Salle in Dec. 19th.(UPDATE: De La Salle defeated Corona-Centennial 28-21) (UPDATE: Katy (TX) won the national championship, Colquitt County finished second in most major rankings)

In 1A private: Trailing 14-13 in the fourth quarter ECLA scored the final 22 points to defeat Aquinas 35-14. Donald Hammonds scored rushing touchdowns from 18 and 32 yards before Kahleb Hood sealed the game with a 100-yard interception return for a touchdown the final moments. Hood finished with two interceptions and 138 all-purpose yards while Hammonds rushed for 109 yards and passed 52 yards for the Chargers. Verenzo Holmes returned the opening kickoff 99 yards for Aquinas.

In 2A: Pace Academy jumped out a 21-7 halftime lead on Fitzgerald while holding the states overall leading rusher JD King to 25 yards in the first half. Fitzgerald pulled within seven points twice in the second half on a King touchdown run and a James Graham to Montrell Harris 41-yard touchdown pass. King was held to 58 yards rushing and a touchdown, Graham tallied 100 yard rushing and 41 yards passing.

Pace pulled away for good in the fourth quarter on touchdown runs by Deon Jackson and Realus George for the 42-21 final margin. Pace Academy claimed their first state championship by rushing for over 300 yards as Jackson finished with 113 yards and three touchdowns while George rushed for 78 yards and two touchdowns.

In 4A: Cartersville was seeking its first-ever victory over Buford and first state championship since 1999. The Purple Hurricanes took a 3-0 lead midway through the second quarter on a 47 yard field goal. Cartersville recovered a Buford fumble at the Buford 10 with less than two minutes remaining n the first half. Two plays later Trevor Lawrence hit Forristall for a 5-yard touchdown pass for a 10-0 lead just before halftime. That 10-0 lead would hold as Cartersville prevailed. Buford was shutout for the first time since 2010 covering a span of 87 games.

Langston Hughes and Tucker Will Complete Georgia 6A Bracket

The first round of the Georgia high school football playoffs began on Friday, the second round bracket will be completed tonight shy of midnight as the winner of Langston Hughes (5-5) and Tucker (7-3) will fit in the final piece of the puzzle.

Both teams have played solid schedules in the regular season, Tucker took on an OOS (out-of-state) foes Godby (FL) and Blackman (TN). Langston Hughes stacked its non-region schedule with the likes of Mays. Grayson and Creekside, two of which advanced to the second round of the Georgia playoffs in its respective class.

Tucker runs the ball at a clip of upwards of 300 yards a game on the legs of leading rusher Chris Broadwater. Langston Hughes throws it off the arm of Isaiah Green at a clip upwards of 285 yards per game.

Colts Rout Lake Weir In Regular Season Finale

For years homecoming opponents are suppose to be easy victories where alumni gather for festivities, fun and cheering proudly in support their team in an “expected” victory. In Thursday night’s regular season finale North Marion took that to another level against Marion County foe Lake Weir (5-5; 0-4).

The Colts kicked off the homecoming weekend in grand fashion by jumping all over Lake Weir early and often to the point that multiple mercy rules were activated. By the end of the first quarter the Colts had set a new Marion County record* for points in a quarter with 53 as they led 53-0. The second quarter was played with a running clock which only saw the Colts score one touchdown on a 63-yard Cameron Mackey run making the score at halftime 60-0.

The third and fourth quarters were played with ten minute running clocks yet still saw North Marion put up three more touchdowns to take a 74-0 lead. Lake Weir would score on a 94-yard touchdown pass in the waning moments for the final 74-6 margin.

When the dust settled Cameron Mackey rushed for two touchdowns with a touchdown reception. Sophomore sensation Justin Watkins rushed for two touchdowns, eclipsing 1,000 yards rushing for the season on his first carry-a 60-yard touchdown run in the first quarter. D’monte Reaves caught two touchdown passes while backup quarterback Dreqwan Williams rushed for a touchdown. It wasn’t all offense for North Marion as the defense was in on the scoring posting 18 points on two safeties. Jordan Woods returned a fumble 20 yards for a touchdown and Elijah Vuckovich returned an interception 65 yards for a score for the defense.

“We took it personal,” head coach Stephen Field said after the victory. North Marion (9-1; 2-0) was coming off its poorest performance of the season in a 38-14 loss to Hoover (AL) on national television last Thursday.

Field stated earlier in the week, “any opponent ahead of us right now will have to feel the improvements we made from the Hoover game. We took that loss personal as a staff and a team.” Check the box on that one as Lake Weir felt the wrath.

The 74 points by North Marion tied a school record for points in a game*.

“It’s pretty awesome breaking a county record, it’s a great feeling for our kids,” Field said yet was also quick to acknowledge the groundwork laid prior to his arrival.

“(North Marion) is the way it is because Craig Damon (former North Marion Head Coach and Athletic Director) built it this way,” Fields lamented. “Craig is a guy that’s my mentor in many ways and I’m glad to keep going what he did.”

North Marion opens the 5A playoffs at home against Menedez in the 5A regional quarterfinals next week at Stan Toole Memorial Stadium in Sparr. Menedez (5-5; 3-2) lost to Mantanza 28-20 Thursday night to close the regular season.

*According to Richard Burton of Florida Football Records (follow on Twitter)

Stephenson And Mays Set To Battle For Region Crown

Dekalb County Georgia meet Atlanta Public Schools. That’s the case as Dekalb’s Stephenson and APS’ Mays meet for the fifth time in history Friday. This meeting will be slightly different from the previous four as the region 6-5A championship is on the line. Stephenson leads the all-time series 3-1 however Mays won the last meeting 13-9 in 2013 in head coach Corey Jarvis’ first season at Mays. Neither team has lost to a Georgia opponent this season.

Stephenson enters the contest 8-1 with its lone loss coming to Florida 5A favorite American Heritage (ranked No.1 in FL 5A and No.19 in the National HSFB 100) 38-6 back in late August. Mays enters 9-0 has not played an out-of-state opponent this season however the Raiders have been exploring their options for future seasons.

Jarvis is no stranger to Stephenson and head coach Ron Gartrell. In five seasons at ML King from 2005-2009 Jarvis posted a 3-1 record against Gartrell and the Jaguars. Jarvis leads the all-time head-to-head series between the two coaches 4-1.

“They are a different team this season. (Gartrell) will have them ready and we’ll be ready,” Mays head coach Jarvis said.

Since coming over from Duluth after the 2012 season, Jarvis is 29-7 at Mays with a class 5A state runner-up finish last season in now his third year at the southwest Atlanta school while. This season the Raiders have been nationally ranked since Labor Day, that’s nine straight weeks in the National HS Football 100, the longest an Atlanta Public School program has been nationally ranked in any national poll. Currently the Raiders are No.95, they’ve been as high as No. 84 and as low as No.97 during the nine week stretch and have been the only team from Georgia class 5A to crack the rankings despite not being higher than No.2 in the state 5A poll.

Jarvis has mainly downplayed the state and national rankings most of the season.

“We lost in the state championship game last season,” Jarvis says when it comes to questions about rankings.

Yes they did and if a return trip to the finals are in their plans it starts with Friday night with a win over Stephenson for the Region title and number one seed for the 5A playoffs.

Total Sports Coverage will have all the action live beginning at 7:20 pm et.

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.

Colquitt County’s Wild 7-on-7 Stretch

The Colquitt County (GA) Packers have experienced a series of thrilling outcomes the last two weekends on the 7-on-7 passing league summer circuit.

Last Saturday the Packers fell 37-21 to North Marion (FL) in the semifinals of the University of Alabama 7-on-7 and finished 6-2 in the event.

Six days later the Packers made the familiar trip north to the Atlanta-area for the 2nd Annual Corky Kell 7-on-7. Colquitt used back-to-back thrilling late game heroics in the semifinals and finals to finish a perfect 8-0.

In the semifinals a touchdown pass from Chase Parrish to Ty Lee with no time remaining gave the Packers the 30-25 victory over Byrnes (SC).

In the finals it was the defense that stepped up. After surrendering a Peachtree Ridge touchdown in the waning seconds, the Packers knocked down the conversion attempt to preserve the 23-22 victory and championship.

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Colquitt Co. Packers 2015 Corky Kell 7-on-7 Champions

The Packers boarded the bus and headed to Auburn University’s 7-on-7 event. Again the Packers found themselves in a championship game coming down to the wire, this time against Westside (SC). However this time it was Westside coming through with the late game heroics completing the game-winning touchdown pass on the games final play to earn the 27-21 victory. It was a sweet victory for Westside, who fell in the championship game of the event last summer.

Colquitt County will participate in other 7-on-7 events before competing in the National Select 7-on-7 National Championships in Hoover, AL July 16-18.

Vanguard, North Marion Spring Updates

Edwin Farmer looks to improve on a 4-6 record in his first season as the head coach of the Vanguard Knights this fall. In front of summer workouts, 7-on-7’s and fall preseason, the spring is is here. The Knights will travel to Forest on Thursday May 21st for a scrimmage to conclude the spring.

North Marion, who will be playing national power Hoover October 30th in the schools first-ever out-of-state contest. The Colts will be entering its second season under Stephen Fields. Fields continued the North Marion playoff tradition of playoff football as the Colts made the playoffs for a 15th consecutive season, finishing 8-3 advancing to the region quarterfinals. Field confirmed North Marion will not be playing a spring scrimmage contest.

Vanguard will host North marion Friday September 11th at Booster Stadium in Ocala, FL. North Marion defeated Vanguard 28-14 last season for its second straight win in the cross county rivalary.