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Page 4B September 4, 2019 aI orter ]his year our celebrity champi- ons from years past face off in an exciting season to determine the Champion of Champions. In Week 1, Sonny Trammell led the Champi- ons by going 8-2, followed by Nathan Jackson, Steve Coleman and Murray the Bulldog, all who went 7-3. Among readers, G. Shirley Myers, Barbara Greek and Caroline Nichols led by going 8-2. Myers was closest on the tiebreak the MPdackson score, so he takes first place, a $15 Gift Certificate from Minor& Italian Ristorante and a Winner's T shirt from ERATEES Custom Screen Printing. Nichols gets second place, a $15 Gift Certificate from Shoney's of Forsyth. Greek takes third place and will get a $12 Gift Certificate from Pickled Okra. Morrow at Mary Persons W. Va. at Missouri Vandy at Purdue Texas A&M at Clemson BYU at Tennessee LSU at Texas Arkansas at Ole Miss Miami at UNC Stanford at S. Cal. Falcons at Vikings Nathan Jackson 2007 champ 7-3 Nathan Jackson is the youth pastor at New Provi- dence Bap- tist Church. He and wife Michelle have two girls Gracie and Faith Ann. Mary Persons Missouri Vandy Clemson BYU LSU Ole Miss Miami S. Cal. Falcons Murray the Bulldog 2014 champ 7-3 Murray Morris is MP's unof- ficial mascot and the dog of Forsyth dentist Dr. C/ell Morris. His favorite quote: "It's Great To Be An MP/ Georgia Bulldog. Mary Persons Missouri Purdue Clemson Tennessee LSU Arkansas Miami Stanford Falcons IS Eric Bunn 2012 champ 6-4 Eric Bunn is co-owner of the Bunn Insurance Agency. He and wife Shelby have just wel- comed their first child, Ella Alexis Bunn. Mary Persons West Virginia Vandy Clemson Tennessee ' LSU Ole Miss UNC Stanford Vikings Stan Hlckman 2013, 2017 champ 6-6 Dr. Stan Hickman is the owner of Southern Smiles in Forsyth. He and wife Blair have two sons. Jason is a freshman at Mercer and Logan is a freshman quarterback on the MP football team, just like his daddy was. MP Missouri Purdue Clemson Tennessee LSU Ole Miss N. Carolina Stanford Vikings MP FOOTBALL 32-yard-line, Harris rolled left before reversing field Continued from 1 B and finding Currie along the right sideline at the onside kick, which was re- first down marker. After covered by the Red Devils MP was determined to at MP's 45-yard-line. Med- have gained the first down lock ran through a tackle by the nose of the ball, the to pick up a key first down Bulldogs found themselves early in the drive and four backed up again on 3rd- plays later, Patrick scored and-8 at MP's 41-yard-line. his fourth rushing TD of This time, Harris threw a the night, waiting patiently screen pass in the flat to behind, his blockers before Harden, who scampered cutting left for the score to exactly eight yards, and pull Jackson to within two MP again converted by the points at 29-27. Needing a nose of the ball just shy of two-point conversion, the midfield. After three runs Red Devils turned to argu- netted a total of nine yards, ably their best athlete, Hen- MP again faced a 4th- derson, who ran toward the and- 1, this time just short front left pylon, where he of Jackson's 41-yard-line was contacted at the goal with 29 seconds to play. line by Hughley. How- The Bulldogs turned to ever, Henderson's size and Harden on the season's momentum enabled him biggest play to date. He to dive across the plane for took a handoff right before a successful conversion to cutting back left and run- even the contest at 29-aU ning through an arm tackle with 5:04 left to play. into the open field. Instead Starting at its own of settling for getting into 29-yard-line, MP's offense, field goal range, Harden which had run just 28 plays kept going all the way to and had only three first the end zone for a most un- downs up to that point, had likely 41-yard touchdown. one final chance to win the Rivera's extra point with game in regulation. Facing 19 seconds left gave MP a 3rd-and-7 at MP's own 36-29 lead. Caldwell Veterinary Hospital, LLC Butler Caldwell, D VM 951 Hwy 41 South Forsyth, GA 31029 Preventative Medicine including vaccines, flea,tick and heartworm medications, Comprehensive medical management, including diabetes and heart disease Surgery. Boarding ttet~ira~ ~ller~e Car + Home = FULL SERVICE COLLISION REPAIR CENTER Locally Owned and Operated See me for Car and Home Insurance and save. 177 N. 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MP outrushed lack- son 246 to 243 despite a legendary night by Patrick, who gained 165 yards and four touchdowns on 36 carries. Jackson's Scott threw for 144 yards on 10 of 18 attempts while Harris, playing the whole game at QB after splitting time with freshman Logan Hickman against Gainesville, was an efficient 6 of 7 for 97 pass- ing yards for MP. Hender- son had a banner night at receiver for the Red Devils, catching a game-high seven passes for 105 yards. On defense, lackson was the game's shining star for MP, amassing a team-high 12 tackles (10 solo), includ- ing a sack, while returning a fumble for a score. Nel- son said Jackson's insertion into the starting lineup at middle linebacker was a catalyst for MP's improved defensive play. "It was pretty big" Nelson said. "I don't think we played real well there last week We sat Andre down. He's a senior. He's a leader of this team. He'S a Mary Persons guy, and he's one of the only returning starters we've got coming back on offense from last year. And we're like, 'Hey man, we're gonna need you to come over and play some linebacker" He said, 'Whatever you need me to do.' He scooped and scored and probably had 10 tack- les. He's one of our better football players:' 5-3 6-30 MP 5 246 97 343 7-6-0 1-I 2-20 1 2 3 4 T J 0 7 7 15 29 MP 19 0 10 7 36 Nelson appeared more BULLDOG fired up following Friday's First Quartcw win than in any of MP's Rico Harden 26-yard run (PAT failed) blowout victories during a * William Stewart 8G-yard run (2-point fry failed) 12-game winning streak in * Rico Harden 7"/-yard reception (Rivera kick) 2018. He said it was MP'S Second Quarter resilience in regrouping at- Third Quartar ter an ugly season-opening Andre Jackson 42-yard fumble return (Rivera kick) loss that brought him joy. Fourth Quarter Rico Harden 41-yard run (Rivera kick) "This team is going to have to work for every- thing that it gets and to see INDIVIDU&L MP ST/ITS those kids do it" Nelson said. "The ebbs and flows of the game. We were up. Everything looks good. They come back. We've got to do something, lust see- ing these kids kind of grow up a little bit right in front of your face and in front of your eyes. lust the way they fought. I don't think it's any secret that last Friday night was one of our worser [sic] performances in the eight years I've been the head coach. I said, 'So let's get better. Let's put a better product out there" And the kids buying into it and doing it. The excitement on their faces when you win a football game. This is the first time they've done that as a 2019 team, as a group. And they put the work in for it, so I'm just excited and proud" Full Service Collision Center 40 Years Combined Experience Certified Technicians We Work With All Insurance Companies R/EE F.sffmates! SCORING,-- -,-,: OFFENSE RUSHING Carries Yards 14 149 William Stewart 5 89 Wyoff Currle 2 11 Adrian Hughley 1 0 Mallkk Harris 9 -3 PASSING Camp, Ate. Yards Mallkk Harris 7 : 6 97 RECEIVING Ibm. Yards Rico Harden 4 85 ~tt Currie 2 12 DEFENSE AND SPECIAL TEAMS Tackles Assists Andre Jackson iO Thomas Warren Curr|e Adrian HU~Iev 6 Kelvin Harden .5 Lamont Jones 5 Sherriod Jordan 4 Jalen Germany 4 Rico Harden 2 D.J. Martinez 1 2 3 4 2 3 2 4. 0 0 3 1 Yards Avg, 42 42.0 10 10.0 o o.o Avg. HOPKINS ~ASSOCIATES Serving Forsyth for more than 40years! ETURNS Yards Rico Harden 13 J,T. Owens : 7 PUNT Yards Rico Harden 5 Avg. 13.0 7.0 Avg. 5.0 No. Yards Avg. Triple Moore 3 104 34.7 FIELD GOAL ATTEMPTS Made Ate. Distance Julian River(] 1 1 33