Put Earl Cobb at quarterback, running back or receiver and expect fireworks.
One of the Spartans’ senior stars had a busy night in this past week’s 39-37 win against South Effingham. Cobb had 205 receiving yards, 83 rushing yards and 16 passing yards while accounting for three touchdowns. The win put Glenn Hills at 2-2, meaning the Spartans have more than one win before the first October game for the first time since 2008.
Cobb’s heroics as part of the high-powered offensive output made him The Augusta Chronicle’s Player of the Week.
“It was a big-time win,” Cobb said of the victory against a 2012 state quarterfinalist. “It was a shootout and everybody kept making plays on both sides of the ball. We just made the most plays.”
Cobb started at quarterback before Santo Nina took over and threw for 253 yards. Cobb was Nina’s favorite target and was a force wherever he lined up. He accounted for 304 offensive yards to help the Spartans overcome a 14-0 deficit.
“He’s incredible,” Glenn Hills coach Tim McClain said. “One thing about Earl is, he’s the type of guy – you can put him anywhere. You plug him anywhere and there’s going to be production. He’s going to produce at any spot on the field. You try to get him to help your team get jump-started, and that’s what he did.”