Missed PATs doom Seminole vs. Clinch
HOMERVILLE — Seminole County (1-2) went up early, 12-0, on traditional state power Clinch County on Friday night, then watched as its defense gave up 13 unanswered points to lose, 13-12, thanks to two missed point-after attempts.
Herald Player of the Week nominee from Week 3, Thomas Aiken, a freshman, had another strong night, rushing for 129 yards on nine carries and both Indians’ scores. Javonte Smith added 104 yards rushing on 13 carries and Shavon Wiggins had a pick.
Seminole hosts Pelham next week.
ALBANY — After one heartbreaking loss after another to begin the season, Terrell County got on the board Friday night with a 48-0 rout of Central, Talbotton for its first win of the season.
“It feels good, man,” Terrell County coach William Huff said. “It was just a solid effort. No breakdowns. No turnovers. Just mistake-free football, and that was nice to see.”
Leading the way for the Greenwave (1-2) was star quarterback Jerkerious Scott, who did it all. Scott finished with 293 yards of total offense, including 160 rushing and 133 passing to go along with one touchdown pass and an 85-yard TD run. Scott also passed for a two-point conversion and had five tackles on defense.
“Great, great night from Scott,” Huff said.
Not to be outdone was Scott’s teammate, running back Jatori Jones, who finished with 129 yards rushing on nine carries and a 45-yard punt return. Jones finished with three rushing TDs — two from 2 yards out and another from 22 yards out — and one two-point conversion. He also had three tackles.
Osmond Lemon caught Scott’s passing TD and finished with four catches for 122 yards and a two-point catch.
Terrell next hosts Schley County on Friday.
ALBANY HIGH 32, MITCHELL COUNTY 16: Albany High was able to roll defensively as the Indians caused five turnovers, two of which led to scores. Rantiez Williams had three touchdowns, one of on an interception return and two more on catches from Dynamite Dozen quarterback Emannul Byrd. Byrd also added a rushing score on the night.
“Emannul played an outstanding all-around game and led us to the win”, Albany High coach Felton Williams said.
Despite a defeat, Mitchell County had its moments. Joquill Chester caught a 65-yard pass from Jacquan Williams, who also ran for another touchdown.
“We turned the ball over too much. Once we stop that, we’ll find ways to get wins,” Eagles coach Larry Cornelius said.
The Eagles (1-2) host Brooks County next week, while Albany (1-2) travels to face Americus-Sumter.
SGA 27, TIFTAREA 14: The Warriors improved to 2-3 on the season thanks to three scores from Will Warren — two rushing, one receiving — and a 45-yard running TD from Corey Smith. Warren’s TD pass came from 56 yards out from Clay Bell.
SGA next travels to face Westfield on Friday.
TELFAIR COUNTY 41, BACONTON CHARTER 0: One week after getting their first win of the season, the Blazers (1-3) were shut out for the third time this year in a one-sided affair.
“The kids played hard, but Telfair just has too much speed for us right now at this stage (of our program),” said Johnny Hayes, Baconton’s first-year coach who took over the third-year-of-varsity Blazers.
Baconton hosts Pacelli next week.
CRISP ACADEMY 27, CONVENANT 0: The Wildcats remained unbeaten, thanks to some razzle-dazzle, hard-noses running and great defense.
Jake Smith passed to Hunter Chambers — who passed to Banks Folsom — on the first play from scrimmage for a 78-yard TD.
Jeff McKinney followed that up with a 16-yard TD run, followed by a Corey Stewart 2-yard TD run and Chambers capped the scoring with an 11-yard scamper.
Chambers also picked off two passes, while Justin McKinney led the defense with 10 tackles — four for losses — and James Russell added six tackles with two of his going for losses.
Crisp gets a break next week with a bye, then faces unbeaten Terrell Academy on Sept. 28.
RANDOLPH SOUTHERN 54, JOHN HANCOCK 15: Randolph Southern had an amazing night running the football, gaining more than 350 yards.
Blake Lamb led the way with 95 yards and two scores, and the Patriots’ defense held John Hancock to only 50 yards of total offense.
Griffin Christain is up next Friday on the schedule for Randolph Southern (2-2).
SOUTHLAND 47, SHERWOOD 25: Sherwood suffered a tough loss at the hands of the still-unbeaten Raiders (3-0) on Friday.
Southland running back Dustin Shattles had 26 carries 279 yards and two TDs, leading a Raiders rushing attack that gained 502 yards. Andrew Alexander added 95 yards and two TDs on 13 carries, McClain Cummins had 60 yards and a TD and quarterback John Adkins had 32 yards and a TD.
Adkins also threw a 30-yard TD pass to Collins Christian.
Taylor Taft and Chaz Griffin each scored for Sherwood, while Dalton Todd added 175 yards passing.
Sherwood falls to 2-2 on the year. Next week the Eagles face Windsor on the road.
TERRELL ACADEMY 40, FULLINGTON ACADEMY 8: Terrell Academy’s defense came up with four interceptions, while Todd Beaver paced the running game, the passing game and added a highlight reel interception in the win.
Terrell Academy travels to Southland on Friday.
AMERICUS-SUMTER 34, MACON COUNTY 18: Americus-Sumter’s Wesley Fields rushed for 110 yards and two scores, followed by Jonathan Thomas, who rushed for a TD. Thomas was the leading receiver as well with more than 100 yards on the night. Quarterback Bryce Benton had 211 passing yards and one touchdown.
Americus (2-1 ) hosts Albany High (1-2) in the Region 1-AAAA opener on Friday.
MILLER COUNTY 20, PELHAM 0: Marvin Grant led the Miller County (2-1) attack as he found the end zone twice with a running and a receiving touchdown. Rod Williams also added a rushing touchdown.
In the shutout, the defense was led by Jacolby Jones, who had one interception along with eight tackles.
Miller’s next game is at Marion County