Forsyth Central edges
Forsyth Central ended Commerce's 20-game
win streak Friday with a 16-15 win at Tiger Stadium.
The defenses for both teams stifled the other's advances in the
second half, as no points were scored in the final two periods.
Monté Williams ran 25 times for 120 yards and one touchdown.
Wes Massey completed three of five passes for 106 yards, including
an 80-yard scoring strike to Michael Collins. Collins also stopped
Forsyth Central scoring drive with an interception in the end
Forsyth Central scored all of its points in the second quarter
on two touchdowns and one field goal.
CHS coach hospitalized
Commerce High School football coach Steve Savage was hospitalized
Saturday after suffering a tear in his esophagus.
Savage went to Athens Region Medical Center Saturday afternoon
after the tear occured.
"I have had to have my esophagus stretched," Savage
said. "There was some scar tissue and tore it all the way
Savage will remain in the hospital at least until Thursday. He
said he was uncertain when he would be able to return to work.
"I'll be in here until Thursday," Savage said. "I
suspect I'll be ready to go. But I hadn't even thought about
Savage's designs and desires will still be prevalent at practice,
assistant CHS coach Rex Gregg said.
"We're all going to be doing it together," Gregg said.
"I've been with him for 21 years now. And we're talking
on the phone. There's not going to be anything new. It's going
to be same thing we've always done."
thwarts Banks County, 48-21
After missing out on the playoffs after
an overtime loss to Banks County last year, the Jefferson Dragons
had a 48-21 victory well in hand long before the end of regulation.
Leading 27-13 at halftime, Jefferson outscored the Leopards 21-8
in the final two quarters to cruise to the easy win.
The two teams combined for 69 points and 852 yards of total offense,
as the passing games for both teams totaled 517 yards.
Ryan Gurley broke a scoreless tie in the first quarter with an
80-yard punt return for a touchdown. Gurley put up the second
Jefferson score with a seven-yard scoring reception from Kyle
Jones answered with a four-yard touchdown run from Hank Jones
in the second quarter. Jones added a 16-yard touchdown reception
in the second quarter from Drew Gowder, who finished with 278
yards passing on the night.
Shane Wilburn ran for seven of his 124 yards for the Dragons'
third touchdown. He added two-yard scoring plunge late in the
Potts finished with 239 yards passing and two touchdowns and
also added a 55-yard scoring run.
Chris Ivey scored Banks County's final touchdown on a 32-yard
passing play from Gowder.
Jones and Chris Keyros were the leading rushers for the Leopards
with 54 and 69 yards, respectively.
Raiders top Panthers
Though it may have been a little closer
than the past two years, Madison County still proved to have
Jackson County's number, downing the Panther squad 21-6 Friday
night in Jefferson.
It was no cake walk for the Raiders though, who had beaten their
boarder opponents by a combined score of 62-20 in the 1998 and
Madison County had to fend off a hot back in the Panthers' Sam
Veal who rushed for 118 yards on 26 carries.
The Raiders picked up their first score with 12 seconds left
in the first half with a five-yard touchdown pass from Jonathon
Pou to Josh Ferguson.
Madison County then went up by two touchdowns in the third quarter
as Donny Stamper ran for a 57-yard score.
Jackson County got on the board in the same quarter as Bradley
Wilson and Chuck Kubiak hooked up on a four-yard catch and throw
to make the score 14-6.
The Raiders then slammed the door on the Panthers with a four-yard
touchdown run from Pou with just under four minutes left in the