Originally created 09/17/99

Big games in Georgia



Georgia's top games

Statesboro at Josey, Monday, 7 p.m.

Coaches (record) --

Blue Devils: Buzz Busby (2-0); Josey: Tommy Macon (2-0).

Key players -- Statesboro:

TB Jimtavis Walker (So., 5-10, 185); RB Jason Rawls (Sr., 6-1, 215). Josey: TB/CB Darron Wright (Jr., 5-11, 170); WR Stephen Drew (Sr., 5-8, 165); OL Fred Johnson (Sr., 5-9, 215).

Game notes:

Josey exploded for 30 points in the final seven minutes last week to beat Westside 42-7. ...Statesboro is off to a 2-0 start for the first time since the 1995 season.

Greenbrier at Dublin, 7:30 p.m.

Coaches (record) -- Wolfpack:

Mickey Derrick (1-1); Fighting Irish: Sam Barrs (2-0).

Key players -- Greenbrier:

G Kurt Boyd (Sr., 5-9, 260); DT Brandon Phillips (Sr., 6-4, 215); FB/TE/LB Anthony Sweat (Sr., 6-2, 215).

Dublin: QB Mitchell McGhee (Sr., 5-10, 175); TB/LB Dreak Pooler (Sr., 6-2, 220); FB Jamel Rozier (Sr., 6-0, 225).

Game notes:

Dublin running back Jamel Rozier rushed for 134 yards and two touchdowns in last week's win over Glenn Hills ... Greenbrier was shut out 27-0 last week by Statesboro.

Jefferson County at Lincoln County, 8 p.m.

Coaches (record) -- Warriors:

Charles Rutland (0-1-1); Lincoln County: Larry Campbell (1-1).

Key players -- Jefferson County:

NG Jamarr Johnson (Sr., 5-10, 180); OL/DL Kevin Cuyler (Sr., 6-1, 225); SE Brandon Shields (Sr., 6-2, 180).

Lincoln County: LB Zaron Shanks (So., 6-2, 220); OL Vilas Brooks (Jr., 6-0, 205); QB/FS Dominique Mason (Sr., 5-10, 170).

Game notes:

Jefferson County handed Lincoln County its only regular season loss last year, a 7-0 setback. ...Lincoln County's Exzavier Wright scored three touchdowns in the Red Devils' 48-0 rout of McCormick. ... With a win, Lincoln's Larry Campbell would move into second alone on the Georgia career wins list with 318.

Cedar Shoals at Butler, 7:30 p.m.

Coaches/record -- Jaguars:

Scott Wilkins (2-0); Bulldogs: David Land (0-2).

Key players -- Cedar Shoals: QB Tommy Wilson (Sr., 6-0, 190); SE/DB Rod Dalton (Sr., 6-2, 180); DE/SE Kamau Hull (Sr., 6-2, 180).

Butler: WR/DB Isaac West (Sr., 6-0, 170); DB Tommy Peterson (Sr., 5-9, 155); RB/DB Carlos Rogers (Sr., 6-2, 170).

Game notes:

Cedar Shoals narrowly escaped Washington-Wilkes last week 23-22. ...Butler piled up plenty of offense, including 159 yards from Carlos Rogers and 131 yards receiving by Isaac West in a loss to North Augusta.

Evans at Swainsboro, 8 p.m.

Coaches (record) -- Knights:

Jim Connor (2-0); Tigers: Rayvan Teague (2-0).

Key players:

Evans -- G Marty Buccafusco (Sr., 6-1, 245); DB/RB Kerry Winfrey (Jr., 5-8, 160); DB Terry Winfrey (Jr., 5-8, 160).

Swainsboro -- TB Brandon Andrews (Jr., 5-11, 185); OT Matt Rountree (Sr., 6-5, 275); CB Maurice Mincey (Jr., 5-9, 160).

Game notes:

Game marks the season debut of Swainsboro junior tailback Brandon Andrews, who rushed for 1,258 yards and 13 touchdowns last season. Andrews was suspended for the Tigers' first two games this season. ...Evans has piled up plenty of points in their first two victories this season, outscoring Westside and Alexander 83-37.

Westside at Richmond Academy, (Sat.) 8 p.m.

Coaches (record) -- Patriots:

Gerald Barnes (0-2); Musketeers: Jim Turner (1-0).

Key players -- Westside:

OL Chris Wilson (Jr., 6-0, 205); DE Keith Hogans (So., 5-11, 180); QB Matt LeZotte (Sr., 6-2, 180).

Richmond: FL John Becton (Sr.); RB Kareem Odom (Sr.); DL Paul Davis (Sr.).

Game notes: Kareem Odom led Richmond Academy with 128 yards and scored a touchdown in ARC's 23-7 win over Laney last Saturday night. ... Westside's Scott Bryant scored the Patriots' only touchdown in a 42-7 loss to Josey last week.