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Page 4B October 3, 2018 iRgl3orter LAST WEEK'S RESULTS Samantha Penamon, Caroline Nichols, Sue Beasley and Nancy Calhoun all tied for first by going 9-1. Penamon won the tiebreaker to get the first place prize, a gift certificate to Jonah's Pizza. Nichols was second in the tie breaker, so she wins a $15 gift certificate to Shoney's. Beasley won third place, a gift certifi- cate to Forsyth Country Cookin. Among celeberity pick- ers, Rick Cantrell, Park Davis and Steve Coleman tied for first by going 8-2. AI Shackelford held onto his top spot by just one game over Jeff Langford and Joel Kennedy. AI Joel Jason Rick Steve Shackelford Kennedy Connell Cantrell Coleman 36-14 35-15 33-17 32-18 31-19 Sheriff AI Shack- elford is married to Velda Mumer and we have three children and three grandchil- dren We five in downtown Forsyth Mary Persons at Upson LeeMP Spalding at W. Laurens West Laurens Ga. Tech at Louisville Louisville LSU at Florida LSU Auburn at Miss. State Auburn Kentucky at Texas A&M Texas A&M Missouri at S. Carolina S. Carolina Texas at Oklahoma Oklahoma S. Ala. at G. Southern GA Southern Falcons at Steelers Steelers Joel Jason Rick Steve Cole- Kennedy of Connell is Cantrell is man Is a Bolingbroke owner of owner of surveyor, is a partner Volume Elite Land Chairman at CityLine Commercial Chevrolet. Services. of the He lives He fives Chamber, Holdings, LLC and the in Forsyth in Forsyth Vice Chair husband with with his of the City of Dawn his wife wife Holly, P&Z board, Kennedy. Holly and a counsel- and former their two or at Pike president of He has children, County the MPTD two sons, High Club. He Preston and Kristen and Ben who Jac. School, and his and they wife of 39 are students have four years Deb- at Clemson chfidren, bie have 3 University grown chil- and First Wen and 1 Presbyterian grandchild. respectively. MP MP MP MP Spalding West Laurens West Lauren West Lauren, Ga. Tech Louisville Louisville Louisville LSU LSU LSU LSU Auburn Auburn Auburn Auburn Texas A&M Kentucky Texas A&M Texas A&M Missouri Missouri Missouri S. Carolina Oklahoma Texas Oklahoma Oklahoma GA South( ,GA Southern GA Southern Steelers Steelers Steelers Steelers i S MP First Downs 5 18 Rushing yds. 75 199 Passing yds. 38 226 Total yards 113 425 Att-Comp-lnt 8.3-1 18-12-1 Fumbles-Lost 5-0 4-2 Penalties 6-36 1 - 15 1 2 3 4 T S 0 0 0 0 0 MP 14 7 0 0 21 BULLDOG SCORING kkk) Thi~ Quarter Fou~ Quarter INDIVIDUAL MP STATS OFFENSE RUSHING Yards 163 Rico Harden 4 30 Ladamian Sands 2 15 J.T. Hartage 8 -9 PASSING Comp. Att. Yards J.T~ Hartage 18 12 226 RECEIVING Rec. Yards Quen Wilson 4 99 Antoine Davis 3 54 Andre Jackson 2 29 Ladamian Sands 1 17 Trippe Moore 1 14 De'Adrek Alford 1 13 Derrick Goodson Rico Harden Jab0ree Goodson Jumon Wilson Antoine Davis Tack es 5 5 4 3 2 2 2 2 2 0 3 ] ] 0 0 0 0 INTERCEPTIONS Yards Avg. O 0.0 N/A KICKOFF N/A PUNT RE Yards Yards Avg. Avg. N/A No. Yards Avg. FIELD GOAL ATTEMPTS Made Art. Distance Julian Rlvera 0 ] (36) C-Team Dogs prevail at Byron X u The Monroe County Middle School football squad improved to 4-0 with a 34-20 victory at Byron Middle on Sept. 19. The Bulldogs took the lead on the opening ldckoff as Jaylen Barkley, playing for an injured Duke Watson, took the kickoffback 65 yards for a TD. On the Bulldogs next possession, quarterback Hunt McAteer hooked up with Tristan Johnson for a 35-yard TD pass with Dawson Dell adding the extra point. Later the Bulldogs scored on a 70- yard fumble return by Maceo Dixon. The Bulldogs cruised from there with help from late touchdowns runs by J.T. Owens and Seth Davis, respec- tively. Meanwhile, the Monroe County 7th Grade Bulldogs traveled to Upson-Lee Middle to continue a game that had been suspended by weather two weeks prior and fell short 24-22. Starting the game down 8-0, the Bulldogs were able to fight back. The Bulldogs tied the game with a 50-yard TD pass from Jack Gordon to JeSean Wilson. After allowing Upson-Lee to take the lead again, the Bulldogs tied it back" up with a 50-yard pass from Ryan Causey to Ty Dumas. After once again giving up a Knights' score, the Dogs an- - swered again with a 45-yard pass from Causey to Dumas However, the Bulldogs were unable to convert the two- ' point conversion, and the game ended in a 24-22 Monroe County loss. C-Team head coach Michael Smallwood said of the defeat: "I tell the guys all the time that our job is to develop, not necessarily win these middle school games. It's amaz- , ing to see how much those guys (and girl) improve during. the game. This is the best practice that we can have. I believe that having a 7th grade team will prove to be a huge blessing for the varsity program in a few years;' Continued from Front the Week, the second time this season that a Wilson TD has received the honor. Julian Rivera's extra point gave MP a 7-0 lead just 20 seconds into the game. "I should call it more, shouldn't I?" MP offensive coordinator Jason Mor- row said of the screen. "Maybe I need to run it on the first play instead of the second play:' That score was the start of an enor- mous night for Wilson, who compiled a career best in total yards with 262 along with two touchdowns. Wilson rushed 22 times for 163 yards and a touchdown on the ground while catching a team-high four passes for 99 yards and a TD. Morrow said of Wilson: "He's just so quick in the open field. He's difficult to tackle. He's fast, but he's quick in small spaces too." Spalding nearly answered on its opening drive as quarterback Joshua Reddick hooked up with star receiver Zion Puckett for an apparent 29-yard touchdown on 4th-and-6. However, Spalding was flagged for an illegal shift, negating the score and forcing the Jaguars to punt. The Bulldogs' offense then meticu- lously went about extending its early lead. Starting from its own eight-yard- line, MP marched92 yards plays, converting a trio of third downs along the Spalding finally stopped the Bulldogs on third down at the Jags' three-yard-line, the Jags committed yet another costly penalty. An off-sides infraction on Spalding moved MP from a 4th-and-2 spot to a much easier 4th-and- 1 try at the Jags' two-yard-line. Morrow turned to his best player again, and Wilson took a shotgun draw up the middle for a two- yard touchdown with 2:03 left in the' first quarter. Braydon Martin capped the 5 minute, 30 second drive with an extra point that put MP ahead 14-0. Spalding again crossed midfield on its next drive, but the Bulldogs' defen- sive line, led by senior Kendrell Watts, who had a team-high eight tackles, thwarted the Jags' ground game and forced another punt. Backed up at its own 13-yard-line, Wilson took a handoffand broke into the open field, stutter-stepping past three Jaguars' defensive backs en route to a 50-yard gain. On the very next pla5 Hartage spotted a wide-open Antoine Davis running free down the right seam and hit him in stride for a 37-yard touchdown. Martin's extra point gave MP a commanding 21-0 lead with 7:27 left in the first half. After a Spalding three-and-out, Hartage completed a trio of first down throws to advance the Bulldogs down to Spalding's 17-yard-line. Facing a 4th-and- 1, MP elected to run Wilson up the middle, but the Jaguars' front seven damped down on him in the backfield for a loss of one. Spalding then went three-and-out again, but Davis dropped a punt, allowing the Jaguars to re-gain pos- session at MP's 37-yard-line with 50 seconds left in the half. Facing a 4th-and- 1 with one second remaining in the half, Jaguars' head coach Nick Davis sent out his field goal trait to try to get on the scoreboard. However, MP senior Desmond Williams rushed around the edge and stretched out to block Jenkins' try. The Dogs' Rico Harden scooped up the loose football and took it down the MP sideline for a score, but the officials cuff- ously determined that Hardens knee typically reliable center Charles Dean snapped the ball over Hartage's head for a B-yard loss. Two plays later, Julian Rivera badly missed a 36-yard field goal try, and MP was unable to add to its lead. Offensive miscues became a recur- ring theme for MP in the second half.: After yet another Spalding three-and-, out, MP advanced again deep into Spalding territory to the six-yard-line, where the Dogs faced 4th-and-goal. , This time Hartage short-armed a pass into the end zone, which was inter- cepted along the goal line by Spalding' Jacoby Puckett. It was Hartage's first ! pick of the season in 96 pass attempts and only his fourth interception in 20 games as a starter. MP's defense forced yet another three-and-out, but Davis muffed his second punt of the game, which again allowed the Jaguars to take over at MP'S 37-yard-line. But Davis quickly redeemed himself, making a spectacu- lar diving interception on Reddick deep ball at MP's own one-yard-line with a minute-and-a-half left in the , game to preserve the shutout win. For the game, MP outgained Spald- ing 425 to 113 in total yardage with Hartage connecting on 12 of 18 passe for 226 yards and two touchdowns. MP's Davis also had an eventful night,: catching three passes for 54 yards and a touchdown on offense, making ' touched down and blew the play dead. two tackles and an interception on Instead of being 28 at the half, defense and fumbling two punts on MP settled for a comfortable 21-point spedal teams. Reddick led Spalding in- advantage. rushing with 31 yar on 15 carries. MP dominated the first 24 minutes, He also completed 3 of 8 passes for 38,I outgaining Spalding 321 to 84 in total yards and an interception. yardage with Hartage throwing for MP head coach Brian Nelson said hi 206 yards and a pair of scores. Despite being behind at halftime, Spalding's offense appeared to slow its tempo down in the second half. In the lags' first series of the third quarter, Spalding possessed the ball for four- and-a-half minutes but only managed to advance two yards due to penalties. MP then turned to Wilson in the sec- ond half to ice the game. The tailback rushed six times for 39 yards on the Dogs' next possession, moving MP down to the Spalding three-yard-line. However, on a night when the football stayed wet due to pre-game rain, MP's wants MP to dean up Friday's miscues with four tough region games upcom-: ing. !, "It was just a little sloppy all across , the board, some execution things, wet conditions, and then we've been off a weelC Nelson said. "We've just got to , do a better job. Anytime you get a win- in our region that's good, but it's like i Kirby (Smart) and Nick Saban talk about, it's playing to a standard as op- ', posed to playing to an opponent. And, I don't think we played to that level that we need to play at consistently to win a whole bunch more games" ' J ',b ~, r