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FRIDAY NIGHT PREP FOOTBALL ROUNDUP: Tabb rushes for 167 yards, two scores, putting SGA one win from clinching region title

Photo by Daniel Kay

Photo by Daniel Kay

The SGA Warriors downed Heritage Christian on Friday night, 32-25, behind two scores from Taylor Tabb, who finished with 167 yards on 26 carries.

But the big play came when Vann Harrell sacked the Heritage QB with under two minutes, then recovered the fumble to seal it.

Tabb's cousin Troupe also added a score and finished with 97 yards on 14 carries, then added an interception on defense.

The win improved SGA to 6-1 overall and kept the Warriors a perfect 4-0 in Region 3-AA with a showdown against Flint River coming up next. If SGA wins, it will lock up the region title,

Also getting into the end zone for SGA was Corey Smith, who started the scoring with a 25-yard run in the first quarter.

SGA was able to overcome three picks by QB Dillon Driver, who was out sick and missed of practice this week.

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Cairo waxes Westover, 45-0

CAIRO -- Westover proved to be a pushover for the Cairo Syrupmakers.

The Patriots became the sixth team to fail to score against Cairo this season, losing 45-0 in a Region 1-AAA game at West Thomas Stadium Friday night.

Westover (2-6, 1-3) fizzled badly after opening the game with a 14-play drive that included four first downs. The Patriots earned a fresh set of downs only three more times the rest of the contest.

Westover's Dalviness Greene rushed 12 times for 39 yards, while Steve Bowens rushed seven times for 27 yards. The Patriots don't have much time to turn things around with a short week as they host Americus-Sumter on Thursday at Hugh Mills.

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Mitchell routs Calhoun, 50-20

EDISON -- The Herald No. 2 Mitchell County Eagles made a case for No. 1 Friday when they moved to 7-1 on the season and 5-0 in Region 1-A with a 50-20 romp against Calhoun County.

Next up, however? The annual showdown with neighboring Pelham on Friday -- a fact Eagles coach Dondrial Pinkins said was not lost on his kids.

"It's a big game. They know it. It's a rivalry game, and we have to stay focused," said Pinkins, who didn't immediately have stats available from the game. "We don't want a letdown. So we'll enjoy this win for now and go back to work Monday."