Early County downs Screven County in Class AA playoffs

Early County 28, Screven County 7

In Sylvania, Ga., Early County jumped on Screven County early and went to victory in the second round of the Class AA playoffs.

Early County led 21-0 at halftime, scoring 14 points in the first quarter and 7 in the second.

Jacori Taylor had 137 yards rushing and scored on an 8-yard run to lead the winners (9-3).

Screven County avoided the shutout when Aikeem Mingle hit Rashad Hughley on a 28-yard scoring pass with 37 seconds left in the game.

Jeremy Johnson rushed for 102 yards and Mingle added 71 for the Gamecocks, who finish 10-2.


Early Co. 14 7 0 7 – 28

Screven Co. 0 0 0 7 – 7

First Quarter

E–Ladonis Bryant 45 run (Matt Stuart kick), 7:13

E–Bryant 14 pass from Jacori Taylor (Stuart kick), 1:11

Second Quarter

E–Taylor 8 run (Stuart kick), 0:17

Fourth Quarter

E–Bryant 26 pass from Taylor (Stuart kick), 11:53

S–Rashad Hughley 28 pass from Aikeem Mingle (Jacob Smith kick), 0:37


First Downs1715
Passing Yards14635


RUSHING–Early County: Jacori Taylor 17-137. Screven County: Jeremy Johnson 23-102, Aikeem Mingle 16-71, Josh Kerson 5-18.

PASSING–Early County: Taylor 11-18 146. Screven County: Mingle 2-10 35, Johnson 0-1.

RECEIVING–Early County: Ladonis Bryant 6-88. Screven County: Rashad Hughley 2-35.

Records: Early County 9-3, Screven County 10-2.