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WE HAVE IT COVERED IF IT'S PLAYED :J October 16, 2019 MARY PERSONS BULLDOG S HOME CALENDAR gg)N I OCl 16 5:00 p.m. C-Team Football (vs. Gray Station) THURSDAY, OCTOBER 17 FRIDAY, OCTOBER 18 SA RDAI OCTOBER SUNDAY, OCTOeER 20 MONDAY, OCTOBER 21 TUESDAY, OCTOBER 22 Mary Persons senior wide receiver Dennis Swain made this touchdown grab in the back right corner of the end zone with eight seconds left in the first half of MP'S 38-27 home victory over Upson-Lee. The win improved the Bulldogs to 2-0 in Region 2-AAAA as they try to win the program's record- breaking fifth straight region championship. The victory also extended MP's region winning streak to a new school record 23 games with West Laurens next to visit Forsyth on Friday, Oct. 25. (Photo/Donn Rodenroth) i#.'. 000 s hold off Upson-Lee on Homecoming to stay atop region MP's O'Neill crowned 5K champ at Disney race Mary Persons senior cross country runner Logan O"Neill captured the 2019 Disney World ESPN Wide World of Sports Classic 5K race in Orlando, Fla. on Satur- day. Competing in the Beast division, O'Neill started off at the front of the pack before taking a quarter-mile lead over racers from all over the country. O'Neill will next try to lead his Bulldogs to their second straight Region 2-AAAA cham- pionship at the region title meet at 4:30 p.m. on Thursday, Oct. 24 in Macon. By Richard Dumas The Mary Persons Bulb dogs stayed undefeated in Region 2-AAAA with a memorable 37-28 Home- coming victory over Upson- Lee at Dan Pitts Stadium on Friday. The win moved MP back above .500 at 4-3 overall and kept the Dogs in a tie for first at 2-0 in Region 2-AAAA. MP and the re- gion's other unbeaten squad, West Laurens, will collide in Forsyth on Friday, Oct. 25 with the winner squarely in the driver's seat to capture the region championship. MP freshman quarter- back Logan Hickman had a breakthrough performance against the Knights, passing for a career-high 231 yards and three touchdowns on 13 of 21 attempts. Hickman's favorite target was the man he has seemingly beaten out for the starting QB job, senior Malikk Harris, who caught a team-high six passes for 108 yards and a touchdown in his first full game at wide receiver. An- other senior, Rico Harden, also had a big night for the Bulldogs, rushing for 46 yards and a touchdown on 17 carries while also catch- ing a 31 -yard touchdown pass from Hickman. Hickman said of recording his first Homecoming vic- tory as a starting QB: "It was really exciting, The whole : week has kind of been building up to this game, even with all the distractions during the week. The most important part is to win the game, and we did that, which makes it even better." In front of a packed house on a beautiful evening, Hickman and Harris estab- lished a connection on the second play from scrim- mage. The duo hooked up on a 21-yard pass to advance MP near midfield. A 22-yard pass from Hick- man to senior Dennis Swain down the right sideline would eventually move the Bulldogs into the red zone, but the promising drive stalled at the Knights' eight- yard-line when Hickman fumbled a high snap, and the ball was recovered by Upson-Legs Wesley Bentley. Although the Dogs' defense forced a quick three-and-out, MP's special teams made a major miscue of its own moments later. Another errant center snap was mishandled by sopho- more punter Tripp Ship- man, starting for an absent 0 0 0 ci Z m e- I Z o. I Tickets available from cheerleaders Dr. Clell I SECOND ANNUAL I I I BENEFITTING CHEER ATHLETES GRADES 7-12 Iv" ,o 1st Place 2nd Place 3rd Place ,o $3000 $t500 $500 I :~ Plus Chances to Win MP Swag I Drawing To Be Held 10/25/19 Home Game - ONLY 600 TICKETS BEING SOLD - Don't Miss Out & Thanks for Supporting The MP Cheer Dawgs $20 at games, cheer families and at the office of Morris (Forsyth Dental Center) 94 Bennett Street Forsyth, GA 478-994-0440 Trip'pe Moore. By the time Shipman corralled the loose ball, he was forced to run with the ball and was stuffed fgr a one:y d4oss, giving . Upson-Lee the ball in good field position at its own 43-yard-line. Mixing in inside runs by running back Demeke Colbert with short passes by quarterback Jake Davis, the Knights marched 57 yards on 12 plays in just over five minutes. Colbert capped the drive with a spectacular 10-yard touchdown run in which:he took a draw to the right before jump-cutting back to his left and spinning across the goal line with 11:53 left in the second quarter. Senior receiver Yathaddius Webb then took a direct snap and ran into the end zone for a surprise two-point conversion to put the Knights up 8-0. But it only took the Bull- dogs 52 seconds to answer. On the second play of the See MP FOOTBALL Page 55 MARY PERSONS KEITERBAUGH JUNGBERG FINANCIAL GROUP OF WELLS FARGO ADVISORS t4a5 Bass Road Macon, GA 478-749-6a19 Wells Fargo Advisors is a trade name used by Wells Fargo Clearing Services, LLG Member SIPC % FREE Go Dogs T-shirt WITH YOU R 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 Night in Forsyth, Ga! AT MERCER C Five OLLE Star GE Stadium FOO SATURDAY, Macon, GA TBALL CLOS TO HOME t/ 'i