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MARY PERSONS BULLDOGS 8 StateFarm 478-992-9945 flours: Moncby - F~by, 9 am - 5 30 pm ( Sponsored by KETTERBAUGH JUNGBERG FINANCIAL GROUP WellsF~tgoAdvisotsisatr~'~enameus~dby~llsFargoCleor~ Se~ices, LLCMemberSIPC P port FOOTBALL IS HERE GO DOGS! September f, 5, 2018 Friday, Sept. 7,7:30 p.m. Dan Pitts Stadium. Tickets: $10 (available at United Bank) LAST MEETING: N/A PREDICTION: Mary Persons 27, Lovett 24 ~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~fill~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~n~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~ HOME CALENDAR 4:30 p,m. JVsoflball (vs. Spalding) 5'.55 p.m. Varsity Softball (vs, Spalding By Will Davis by the return from injury of star senior defensive end Daniel Lavelle, forced After a 62-12 throttling a three-and-out. Hartage of Morrow on Friday, Mary quickly hit junior tight end Persons has now outscored Andre Jackson for gains its first three opponents of 17 and 37 yards, set- 152-29 en route to a 3-0 ting up MP at the Morrow record and a No. 5 ranking 19-yard-line. Quen Wilson state- sprinted wide. TOP IO(c,ass,) infrom But there MP may and Rivera's have 2. Marist 2-0 complet- PAT [ DAY, 7 edthe 4. St. Piu 2-1 madeit cupcake 14-0. Mor- portion 6. Troup County 2-0 row fi- 1:30 of its nally got Varsity Football sched- 8. Sand Creek 2-0 (vs bvettl ule. lhe a first Atlanta 10. Chapel Hill 2-0 down by private convert- 8 school o Source: ing a Lovett fourth- m. Varsity Cross Country (Bulldog Distance Classic) MONDAt, srl:mm lO 4:30 p.m. JVSoftball (vs. Pike County) 5'$5 p.m, Varsity Softball (vs, Pike County) 'MSDAY, SmqtJ111 5:00 p,m, C-Team Softball [vs, Clifton Ridge) comes and- 1 on calling this Friday and its next possession but then though the Lions are 1-2, had to punt again. Wilson the ve played a tough got the Dogs moving with schedule and are usually runs of 11 and 13 yards and among the top programs in then it was Hardeffs turn the state, again, as he jetted 44 yards That was not true of Mor- to pay dirt. Rivera's extra row, the hapless visitors this point made it 21-0 with past Frida)n 1:51 left in the first quarter. The Bulldogs scored on The Mustangs finally every possession except mustered some offense one ended by halffime on their next possession, and never punted, allow- mostly through the air ing coach Brian Nelson to as senior quarterback clear the bench with subs Kristopher Clark warmed in the second half. Senior up. Clark threw a 3-yard running back Quen Wilson touchdown with 8 minutes scored three touchdowns, left in the half. The extra junior Rico Harden ran point was no good and it for two scores and senior was 21-6 MP. quarterback J.T. Hartage The Dogs responded threw for two more to lead quickly as Hartage hit the MP attack. Deadrek Alford for a 36- The Bulldogs took the yard pass to the Morrow opening kickoff 80 yards in 21. Moments later Quen eight plays, capped when Wilson got his second Harden broke free for a 46- score from two yards out, yard touchdown run. Julian and Braydon Martin's PAT Rivera's PAT made it 7-0. made it 28-6 with 5:13 left The MP defense, buoyed in the half. Mary Persons running back Quen Wilson takes off airborne for the end zone for one of his three touchdowns during MP's 62-12 stomping of Morrow at Dan Pitts Stadium on Friday night. (Photo/Will Davis) The Bulldog defense then forced another three-and- The Bulldogs forced yet another three-and-out and half and put up a rare drive, with four first downs ad- out and after a Morrow took over at the Mustang vancing to the MP 13. The punt, the Dogs took over 47 after the punt. But the Bulldogs stiffened there, at their own 26-yard-line. half expired before MP forcing a fourth-and-8 at That's when MP put up one could score again. It was the 13-yard-line. But Clark of the plays of the night the only possession of the then threw for his sec- as Hartage hit Alford on a night in which the Dogsand touchdown. Morrow 74-yard touchdown pass. didn't score points. Martin's extra point made it Morrow took the open- 35-6 with 2:25 until half. ing kickoff of the second See BULLDOGS Page 4B Dogs to host home meet on Saturday By Richard Duma Mary Persons sopho- more Justin Wachtel took first place in each of his first two individual races of the season, including in Hampton on Saturday, Aug. 25. Wachtel finished atop the podium in a race that had 290 total runners on Aug. 25, finishing with a time of 15 minutes, 50 seconds to edge second-place Kamari Miller of Marietta by just under five sec- onds. As a team, the Mary Persons boys cross country squad placed 20th out of 38 teams with 524 points at the Saucony Battle WACHTB. of Atlanta meet at Nash Farms Battlefield in Hampton on Aug. 25. Brookwood was the boys meet champion with 95 points, followed by Pope with 99 points. Lakeside (Evans) finished in third place with 116 points. Other MP boys runners who recorded counting scores on Aug. 25 included: junior Logan O'Neill, who placed 55th with a time of 18 minutes, 16 seconds, sophomore Connor Battles, who placed 134th with a time of See X COUNTRY Page 2B