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OGA m Five Star Stadium Macon, GA COLLEGE FOOTBALL C LOSE TO HOME WE HAVE IT COVERED IF IT'S PLAYED October 2, 2019 MARY PERSONS BULLDOGS JbStateFarm 281 T'~t College Drive Forsyth, GA 31029 478-992-9945 Horns: Monday - Fdday, 9 am - $:30 pm F HOME CALENDAR 14:30 p.m. C,Team Football (vs. Clifton Ridgel 5:30 p.m. 7th Grade Football (vs Clifton Ridgel mURS Y,0a0m3 pin. C-Team Cross Country (Middle School Champion- ships @ Monroe Co. Rec Dept.) 5:00 p.m. JV Football (vs. Spalding) ItlIOAY, OC100a 4 SAllJRDAY, OC10m 5 SUNDAY, OCTOm 6 MONDAY, OClOm I MP breaki By It.k Dumms The Mary Persons football team finished the first half with a losing record for the first time in 13 years, but MP has a chance to fight all of its wrongs with a big second half. The 2-3 Bulldogs will begin their quest for a record fifth consecutive Region 2-AAAA championship when they visit Griffins Memorial Sta- dium at 7:30 p.m. on Friday to open region play against Spalding. The Bulldogs won four straight region tides from 1977-1980 and again from 2015-18, but have never before captured five in a row. The MP offense is expected to get a boost with the return from injury of starting quarterback Malikk Harris and starting running back Rico Harden. Harris injured his leg late in a Sept. 13 loss at Lover and was sidelined during a 44-13 home defeat to Peach County on Sept. 20. Meanwhile, Harden, who rushed for more than 100 yards in each of the first two games of 2019, went down with a foot injury early in a victory over Morrow on Sept. 6 and missed all of MP's last two games. Meanwhile, the Bulldogs' defense has struggled might- fly in 2019, giving up 31.4 points per game, which is six points per game higher than See PREVIEW Page 4B .~ ~ !~ ~ ~ ~ ~ ~,~ Friday, Oct. 4 7:30 p.m. Memorial Stadium. Tickets: $10 LAST MEE111 . Sept. 28, 2018. MP 21, Spalding 0 PREDICTION: Mary Persons 31, Spalding 14 fifth consecutive region championshi MARY PERSONS KEITERBAUGH JUNGBERG FINANCIAL GROUP OF WELLS FARGO ADVISORS ~425 Bass Road Macon, GA 478-749-6219 Wells Fargo Advisors is a trade name used by Wells Fargo Clearing Services, LId2, Member SIPC By ~h~lrd The Mary Persons Lady Bull- dogs softball team will miss out on the AAAA state playoffs for the first time since 2013 after dropping its final two regular season games last week. MP conduded a disappoint- ing 2019 campaign with a 9-16 overall record (1-9 in Region 2-AAAA), finishing two games behind Spalding for the fourth and final spot in the Region 2-AAAA tournament. The four region tourney qualifiers, Perry, West Laurens, Upson-Lee and Spalding, will all automa caUy move on to the AAAA state tourne MP took on Perry on the road on Thursday in its region finale. The Lady Dogs fell be- hind 7-0 through two innings before scoring three runs in the top of the fifth to narrow their deficit to 7-3. However, the first-place Lady Panthers answered back with four runs in the bottom of the fifth to defeat MP 11-3 in five innings. Perry finished offa perfect 10-0 region regular season cam- paign with the win. Two days earlier, the Lady Dogs kissed their faint state playoffhopes goodbye with a fi'ustrating 5-4 loss to Spalding MP's Nazari Jackson races home to the delight of third base coach Sonny Trammell (left) during the Lady Dogs' 5-4 home loss to Spalding on Tuesday. (Photo/Will Davis) in their home finale. MP scored two runs in the bottom of the first to take a 2-0 lead, but the Lady Jaguars answered back with four runs in the top of the third to go 4-2. MP then tied the game at 4-4 in the bottom of the sixth on a two-run single by senior Emmalee Hayman. MP had a chance to take the lead with runners on second and third and one out, but Spalding's Lindsey Foster fanned back-to- back batters, Emma Heath and Mallory Turner, respectively, to end the threat. Spalding's Madison Cham- bers then led off the top of the See LADY DOGS Page 4B O O O O Z I O I I '1 ~ SECOND ANNUAL : Cheer Raffle I BENEFITTING CHEER ATHLETES GRADES 7-12 I.e- , 1st Place 2nd Place 3rd Place . o $3000 $1500 $500 Plus Chances to Win MP Swag Drawing To Be Held 10/25/19 Home Game - ONLY 600 TICKETS BEING SOLD - Don't Miss Out & Thanks for Supporting The NIP Cheer Dawgs Tickets available from cheerleaders at games, cheer families and at the office of Dr. Clell Morris (Forsyth Dental Center) 94 Bennett Street Forsyth, GA 478-994-0440 I FREE Go Dogs T-shirt WITH YOUR PIZZA Get a large speciality pizza from Jonah's between 3-5 pm on Friday and you'll get a FREE Go Dogs T-shirt!! Enjoy Pizza and Pigskin on a Football Friday in Ga! PIZZERIA JOHNS1