Worth County stays red-hot, trounces Turner County, 49-12

Photo by Danny Aller

Photo by Danny Aller

SYLVESTER -- Just call 'em the battering Rams.

Worth County, one week after a monumental win against Class AA No. 3 Fitzgerald in double overtime, came back even stronger Friday night and pulled off a 49-12 rout of neighboring Turner County.

And this time, Jhue Rhodes just about did it all.

Rhodes ran for two scores of 25 and four yards, kicked five extra points and added a two-point conversion as the Rams moved to 2-0.

"We did what we had to do," Worth County coach Scotty Ward said. "And Jhue really ran hard (Friday night), so did Ellis Anderson (15 yards for one TD). And Will (Peacock), our quarterback, really threw the ball well. We don't throw a lot, but when we're successful in the running game, it opens our passing game up and Will tossed a pretty touchdown."

That TD went to Trey Frager from 15 yards out, while Worth's other scores came from C.J. Hurley, who returned a fumble 14 yards for a TD, and Jarvis Stephens came in when the Worth second team did and scored twice on two, two-yard runs.

Worth led, 28-0, after one quarter, 42-0 by halftime, and had a running clock the entire second half.

Rhodes finished with 62 yards on five carries.

The Rams host Cook next week.

"That should be a good one," Ward said. "At least I hope."