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MARY PERSONS BULLDOGS $tateFarm 281 Tfft College Drive Forsyth, GA 31029 478-992-9945 Hour Monday - Friday, 9 am - $:30 pm Sponsored by KETTERBAUGH JUNGBERG October 3, 2018 FOOTBALL IS HERE GO DOGS! iiIiitlllllllllllllllllllllllllllllllllllllllll ~~~~~~~~~[~~~ HOME CALENDAR / 4:30 p,m, C-Team Cross Country (Central Georgia Middle School Championship) 5:00 p.m. 9th Grade Football (vs. Crawf0rd C0untyl FRmY, 0CT0m 5 SA1URDAY, OCTOBER 6 SU Y, OCTOBER7 MONDAY, OCTOm 8 tu Y, OaOm9 5.'00 p.m, 7th Grad Botba (vs. Upson-Led career nl: By Richard Dumas On a dreary Friday night at Dan Pitts Stadium, the Mary Persons football squad overcame the Spalding Jaguars and a wet field en route to a 21-0 shutout home win. The Bulldogs sprinted out to a quick 21-point lead, scor- ing three touchdowns in the first 17 minutes of game time. Although Spalding held MP's high-flying offense scoreless for the remainder of the game, the relentless Dogs' run defense kept the hapless Jaguars from getting anywhere dose to the end zone themselves. For the third straight game, MP scored on its second offensive snap. And remarkably, for the third straight game, the Bulldogs scored the exact same way. MP senior quarterback I.T. Hartage threw a basic screen pass out into the flat to senior running back Quen Wilson, who blew past the Jaguars' defense down the left sideline for an 80-yard TD. Only one defender had a chance at Wilson, but the senior's blaz- ing speed proved too much as Wilson score. pulled away for the The play was later selected as the 13WMAZ Play of See BULLDOGS Page 2B MP second baseman Karsin Bass snagged a line drive and then doubled up a runner at first base to end a Howard scoring threat in the bottom of the first inning of MP's 15-O Game 2 victory over the Lady Huskies on Monday. (Photo/Richard Dumas) MP softball squad to fa West Laurens for 2018 region title By Richard Dumas The Mary Persons softball team assured itself of a first-round home state playoff series with a Best-of-3 series victory over Howard in the Region 2-AAAA semifinals on Monday. The No. 2 seed Bulldogs, 16-9 overall (10-2 in Region 2-AAAA), outscored No. 3 seed Howard 25-0 over two home contests on Monday, thumping the Lady Huskies 10-0 in five innings in Game 1 before an- nihilating Howard 15-0 in three innings in Game 2. The victories, which pushed MP's winning streak to nine games, advanced the Lady Dogs to the Best-of-3 Region 2-AAAA championship series at No. 1 seed West Laurens beginning at 4:30 p.m. on Wednesday. West Laurens swept No. 4 seed Perry on Monday, winning Game 1 15-1 and Game 2 8-0 to advance to the title series, which will be completed at 4:30 p.m. on Thursday if Game 3 is necessa . MP captured its lone region title in 2016 with a series victory over the Lady Raiders. In Game 1, MP senior Faith Ann Rozier led MP with two hits, including a solo homer, while Aleah Hayman also had two See LADY DOGS Page 2B to 21-0 Mary Persons running back Quen Wilson, No. 6, amassed a career- high 262 total yards in the Dogs' 21-O home vic- tory over Spalding on Friday. Wilson got some help from his of- fensive line, including guard Des- mond Jones (No. 56), leading the way. (Photo/Kim Holderfield)