Web-posted Sept. 21st at 12:30 am
Tattnall v. Screven | Statesboro v. Effingham | ECI v. McIntosh Co. | Putnam v. Greene-Taliaferro | Athens Christian v. Briarwood | Midland Valley v. Barnwell | Thurmond v. Hillcrest | Blackville-Hilda v. Wagener-Salley | Williston-Elko v. Ruffin
Tattnall County 7
Screven County 6
REIDSVILLE, Ga. - Bubba King's extra point kick proved to be the game-winner as Tattnall County edged Screven County.
Screven's Audrell Grace, who scored from 6 yards out, was held to just 78 yards in 21 carries. The two-point conversion run failed.
Screven County 0 0 0 6-6
Tattnall County 0 0 7 0-7
T-Burt Rahn 7 run (Bubba King kick)
S-Audrell Grace 6 run (run failed)
Records: Screven 1-2, Tattnall 2-1.
Next: Screven plays host to Southeast Bulloch next Friday.
STATESBORO, Ga. - There was just no keeping up with the Jones boy - Lavon Jones of Statesboro, that is.
The junior tailback ran for 229 yards on 22 carries and four touchdowns as the Blue Devils swamped Effingham County.
Jones started the landslide with a 70-yard run, then added scoring runs of 6, 10, and 11 yards.
Statesboro, 2-1, visits Savannah High next Friday.
Effingham 0 7 0 7-14
Statesboro 21 0 7 7-35
ST-Lavon Jones 70 run (Josh Waters kick)
ST-Jones 6 run (Waters kick)
ST-Jones 10 run (Waters kick)
EF-Cody Hines 3 run (Scott Newland kick)
ST-Jones 11 run (Waters kick)
ST-Anthony Cobb 65 run (Waters kick)
EF-Levi Scott 9 run (Newland kick)
McIntosh County 0
TWIN CITY, Ga. - Gary Handsom, a 6-foot, 190-pound sophomore tailback, scored three touchdowns to lead Emanuel County Institute's Bulldogs to victory over McIntosh County Academy.
Handsom had 108 of his 120 yards (on 20 carries) in the first half as ECI pushed its record to 3-0.
The ECI defense held McIntosh to four first downs and 33 yards rushing.
McIntosh County 0 0 0 0-0
ECI 8 12 15 0-35
E-Gary Handsom 1 run (Antonio Ricks run)
E-Handsom 9 run (run failed)
E-Recardo McIntosh 11 pass from Ricks (run failed)
E-Handsom 3 run (Handsom run)
E-Tyrone Gadson 30 interception return (Bruce Steele kick)
Putnam County 28
GREENSBORO, Ga. - Greene-Taliaferro tried a fourth-quarter rally, but fell seven points short in losing to Putnam County.
Putnam County7 14 7 0-28
Green7 0 0 14-21
G-Jeff Snipes 1 run (John Satterfield kick)
P-Tommaria Bullard 1 run (Matt Hancock kick)
P-Jonny Little 66 interception return (Hancock kick)
P-Titus Dunn 5 run (Hancock kick)
P-Jerico Wiggins 66 pass from Daron Jackson (Hancock kick)
G-Andre Wright 11 run (Satterfield kick)
G-Joe Ward 9 run (Satterfield kick)
Records: Greene-Taliaferro 1-2. Next: Greene-Taliaferro at Hephzibah, Friday, 7:30 p.m.
Athens Christian 36
WARRENTON, Ga. - Brad Thigpen missed a 20-yard field goal with eight seconds left and Athens Christian escaped with a victory over Briarwood's Buccaneers.
Brad Thigpen had 217 yards on 29 carries and scored three touchdowns.
Ben Register led Athens with 189 yards on 18 tries.
Athens Christian 7 14 7 8-36
Briarwood 14 7 6 8-35
BR-Brad Thigpen 3 run (Jay Maxwell kick)
AC-Ben Register 61 run (Ron Crawford kick)
BR-Brad Thigpen 25 run (Maxwell kick)
AC-Jeff Walston 52 pass from Brian Gulley (Crawford kick)
AC-Register 60 run (Crawford kick)
BR-Brad Thigpen 80 run (Maxwell kick)
BR-Beau Thigpen 2 run (kick failed)
AC-Josh Stuart 75 run (Crawford kick)
BR-Beau Thigpen 1 run (Brad Thigpen run)
AC-Register 1 run (Register run)
Warhorses stunned by Midland Valley
GRANITEVILLE, S.C. - Midland Valley's Mikal Jones galloped 73 yards for a second-quarter touchdown and the Mustangs' defense shut out Barnwell in a 7-0 upset Friday night.
The Mustangs evened their record at 2-2 while handing the Warhorses their first loss in four starts.
Barnwell0 0 0 0-0
Midland Valley0 7 0 0-7
M-Mikal Jones 73 run (Chris Jones kick)
Records: Midland Valley 2-2, Barnwell 3-1. Next: Ridge View at Midland Valley, Friday, 7:30 p.m.
Dugar, defense spark Thurmond to
75-0 win over Hillcrest
DALZELL, S.C. - Dameon Dugar scored three touchdowns among his 13 carries for 206 yards to spark Strom Thurmond's Rebels to a 75-0 blitz of Hillcrest on Friday night.
The Rebel juggernaut grabbed a 35-0 first-quarter lead and turned the game into a laugher.
The defense got into the scoring act when Shelvin Moton and Chancey Gilchrist returning fumbles for touchdowns, twice in the latter's case.
The Rebels will play host to Saluda's Tigers, 27-7 losers to Batesburg-Leesville, next Friday.
Strom Thurmond35 6 21 13-75
Hill Crest 0 0 0 0-0
S-Leroy Collier 5 run (Jose Navaro kick)
S-Shelvin Moton 51 fumble return (Navaro kick)
S-Damein Bowman 8 run (Navaro kick)
S-Dameon Dugar 49 run (Navaro kick)
S-Chancey Gilchrist 19 fumble return (Navaro kick)
S-Gage Chreasy 35 from Bowman (kick failed)
S-Dugar 47 run (Navaro kick)
S-Dugar 39 run (Navaro kick)
S-Bowman 12 run (Navaro kick)
S-Willie Paul Thomas 46 run (kick failed)
S-Gilchrist 22 fumble return (Navaro kick)
Records: Strom Thurmond 4-0. Next: Saluda at Strom Thurmond, Friday, 8 p.m.
BLACKVILLE, S.C. - Marcus Walker scored three times and Kenyatta Stackhouse twice as Blackville-Hilda's Hawks overpowered Wagener-Salley's War Eagles on Friday night.
Stackhouse was the Hawks' leading rusher with 132 yards on 12 carries.
Wagener-Salley 0 0 7 0- 7
Blackville-Hilda 21 12 14 12-59
BH-Kenyatta Stackhouse 44 run (Alan Pritchard kick)
BH-Marcus Walker 25 run (Pritchard kick)
BH-Walker 6 run (Pritchard kick)
BH-Robert Purnell blocked punt out of end zone-safety
BH-Stackhouse 75 kickoff return (Pritchard kick)
BH-Pritchard 27 FG
BH-Melvin Staley 80 kickoff return (Pritchard kick)
WS-Chris Hair 25 pass from Ben Yon (Amos Wise kick)
BH-Walker 1 run (Pritchard kick)
BH-Andre Williams 36 run (kick failed)
BH-Roland Phillips 52 fumble recovery (kick failed)
Records: Blackville-Hilda 3-1, Wagener-Salley 0-4
Next: Blackville-Hilda plays host to St. John's next Friday. Wagener-Salley plays host to Hunter-Kinard-Tyler next Friday.
WILLISTON, S.C. - Williston-Elko led Ruffin 14-0 at halftime, then exploded for 18 more points in the last quarter en route to victory on Friday.
Alex Bryant had 13 carries for 55 yards and one touchdown on a 52-yard punt return as The Blue Devils improved to 3-1.
Keith Williams had three receptions for 70 yards and a touchdown, while the Blue Devil defebse held Ruffin to 135 yards of total offense. Nick Smalls ran back an interception for a touchdown and Jeffrey Toney also intercepted a pass.
Ruffin 0 0 6 0- 6
Williston-Elko 8 6 0 18-32
WE-Brian Williams 4 run (Ernest Parker run)
WE-Alex Bryant 52 punt return (kick failed)
RU-Jerome Blackwell 1 run (kick failed)
WE-Keith Williams 55 pass from Parker (kick failed)
WE-Nick Smalls 15 interception return (kick failed)
WE-Parker 19 (kick failed)
Next: North at Williston-Elko.