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The Jefferson football team threw a surprise birthday party Thursday (Nov. 7) for coach Devon Gales, who joined the Dragon staff this season. Gales and his family moved into a handicapped accessible home in the Traditions of Braselton subdivision in western Jackson County over the summer. Gales, a former Southern University football player, suffered a spinal injury in 2015 in a game against the University of Georgia. 


CHEERLEADING: Dragons win second-straight region title

The Jefferson competitive cheerleading team continues to rule Region 8-AAA as it won the region title Saturday (Nov. 9) with a 97.5-point performance at Putnam County.

The Dragons finished ahead of Morgan County, East Jackson, Franklin County, Hart County, Jackson County and Monroe Area.

“The girls did a fantastic job on Saturday,” Jefferson coach Christy Potts said.

As a result of its region title, Jefferson will compete Saturday (Nov. 16) in the state in the state finals in Columbus.

“We are super proud of this team, and we can't wait to see what they accomplish on Saturday,” Potts said.


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The Jefferson (Musser) 11U football team is set to play in the North Georgia Youth Football Association (NGYFA) Super Bowl Saturday (Nov. 16) at 4:30 p.m. against North Hall (Clark). The team carries a 6-3 mark into that game, but has avenged two of its three regular-season losses in the playoffs. That includes a 33-0 win over No. 1 seed Jackson County on Nov. 9 to earn a spot in the championship. Jefferson will look to avenge a 12-7 regular-season loss to North Hall (Clark) with Saturday’s rematch in the Super Bowl. The team’s roster is made up of Juan Porras, Jack Roberts, Keyonte Davenport, Daniel Coker, Ben Musser, Camden Dumas, Josiah Harriman, Colin Keefe, Julian Heard, Vincent Ledbetter, Maddox Carrigan, Michael Wilkinson, Owen Greene, Jordan Robinson, Chance Payne, Caleb Delong, Tripp Porter, Will Dominicali, Dylan Addison, Hunter Dempsey and Landon Peyton. Coaches are Caleb Musser, Robert Dempsey, J.D. Dumas, Scott Greene, Tommy Porter and Steve Payne. The team’s cheerleaders are Evie Bray, Abby Musser, Marlee Garrett, Lillian Dempsey, Eliza Healin, KristiAna Truelove, Arianna Thomas, Katie Pipes, Sophie Bryant, Isabella Addison, Hannah Musser and Maddie Herring. Cheerleading coaches are Melissa Greeson and Jessica Pipes.


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Week 12: College football picks

Picks for week 12:

Michigan 35  Michigan State 17

Wisconsin 34  Nebraska 13

Alabama 42  Mississippi State 24

Notre Dame 42  Navy 28

Virginia Tech 38  Georgia Tech 21

UGA 31  Auburn 20

Minnesota 34  Iowa 28

Temple 27  Tulane 21

Clemson 45  Wake Forest 24

Oklahoma 42  Baylor 31

Oregon 37  Arizona 14

Penn State 38  Indiana 24

Last week: 10-2

Overall: 90-30