PLAY OF THE GAME: With the clock running out in the first half, Butler freshman Sanquez Doby fielded a punt, cut to his left and raced down the Eagles' sideline for a 58-yard punt return to give the Bulldogs a 22-14 lead at the half.
STAR OF THE GAME: Butler running back Jeffrey Menefee cracked the 1,000-yard mark on his eighth carry of the game. Menefee finished with 87 yards on 13 rushes and had a pair of two-point conversions.
WHY BUTLER WON: It mixed an effective ground game with several big plays.
WHY JOSEY LOST: The Eagles (4-6) couldn't establish much of a running game, yet still had a chance to tie the game late before Markquis Burton 's desperation heave into the end zone was batted down.
QUOTABLE: "We had a good week of practice and we kept telling the team that we had a lot to still play for. We weren't really focused early on, but we got it done. We're 7-3 and had the best record in Augusta. We're very excited about where we're headed." -- Butler coach Ashley Harden
NEXT: Season complete for both teams.
Josey 0 14 8 0 - 22
Butler 8 14 8 0 - 30
B-Sheem Coleman 26 run (Jeffrey Menefee run), 5:03
J-Markquis Burton 1 run (pass failed), 10:00
J-Burton 1 run (Anthony Wise run), 9:04
B-Christian Garnett 2 run (run failed), 1:32
B-Sanquez Doby 58 punt return (Lonzo Harris pass from Clayton Johnson), 0:00
J-Johnny Franklin 19 pass from Burton (Burton run), 5:30
B-Coleman 28 pass from Clayton Johnson (Menefee run), :5.2
RUSHING-Josey: Markquis Burton 12-42, Anthony Wise 8-33. Butler: Jeffrey Menefee 13-87, Sheem Coleman 6-67, Tayari Thompson 8-33, Christian Garnett 7-22.
PASSING-Josey: Markquis Burton 7-9 134, Juwan Tolber 1-1 (-6), Anthony Wise 0-1 0. Butler: Clayton Johnson 5-11 107.
RECEIVING-Josey: Johnny Franklin 4-79, Anthony Wise 1-28, Juwan Tolbert 1-11. Butler: Christian Garnett 3-61, Sheem Coleman 1-28, Mel Jones 1-18.