Jordan Harris of Stephenson(Ga.) (9-2) defeated Flowery Branch 27-7 to advance to the second round of the Georgia state playoffs.
Defensive end Darius Liggins and the Chargers from Oxford (12-0) continue to roll with a 50-7 victory over Vicksburg to advance to the second round of the playoffs. Liggins had nine tackles (two solo) two for loss and a sack. Season stats: 72 tackles (32 solo) with 14 qb hurries, 13 tackles for loss, seven sacks, five passes broken up and an interception from his defensive end position.
Quarterback Nick Fitzgerald and Richmond Hill (Ga.) (10-1) got their fourth-straight win with a 13-7 victory over Thomas County Central in the first round of the playoffs. The talented qb was 3-for-3 passing with 46 yards while rushing 20 times for 150 yards and two touchdowns. Season Stats 27-57 for 640 yards with eight TDS and an interception. 161 carries for 1,276 yards and 25 touchdowns averaging 7.9 yards per carry.
Forrest County (10-2) and running back Dontavian Lee picked up their fifth-straight win beating Columbia 35-24 to advance to the third round of the 4A playoffs. Lee carried 17 times for 91 and had two catches for 28 yards and a touchdown. Season Stats 166 carries for 1,403 yards and 11 TDs for 8.5 yards per carry; 13 catches for 243 yards and six touchdowns. He's also returned five kicks for 81 yards. Defensively: 26 tackles (20 solo), three tackles for loss, three fumble recoveries, one sack, one forced fumble, one touchdown.
3* wide receiver Jesse Jackson and the Petal Panthers (10-2) started the playoffs with a win over D'Iberville. Petal now turns to the second round of the 6A playoffs this week. Jackson is done for the season with a torn ACL and MCL. Season Stats: 22 catches for 332 yards and three touchdowns.
Brandon Bryant and Rosa Fort (11-1)stayed alive in the second round of the 4A playoffs with a 33-15 win over Kosciusko. Bryant had four carries for 58 yards and had three catches for 37 yards. Season Stats: 109 carries for 817 yards and nine touchdowns, 17 catches for 258 yards and two touchdowns and 10-for-15 passing for 257 yards with two touchdowns and five interceptions. A total of 1,332 yards of total offense with 13 touchdowns on offense. Defensively: 29 tackles, five passes broken up, two interceptions, one forced fumble and one touchdown. One kickoff return for 91 yards and a touchdown. 16 total touchdowns this season.
Three-star offensive Norman Price and Hinds Community College (7-2) will compete in a bowl game against Navarro (Texas) Junior College on December 8 at College Station, Texas.
2016 Class Sophomore linebacker Jonathan Pollock of Dr. Phillips High School (11-0) continue their quest for a perfect season with a 37-10 win against Wharton in the first round of the Florida state playoffs. Pollock had three tackles, a sack and a fumble recovery.Season Stats: 79 tackles, 16 for a loss, seven sacks, two forced fumbles and a fumble recovery.
Future Bulldogs ending their season:
Kicker Logan Cooke Columbia Academy(3-8) Season Stats: 27 punts for 44 yards-per-punt, 9-13 XPs, 1-3 field goals and 14 catches for 225 yards and two TDs.
Newton County (5-5) four-star Wide Receiver Jamoral Graham Season Stats: 52 carries for 421 yards and five TDs, seven catches for 91 yards and a touchdown, 6-9 passing for 75 yards and a touchdown and nine kick/punt returns for 151 yards and a touchdown. He has a total of 738 yards all-purpose with four touchdowns. Defensively, Graham has 38 tackles (26 solo) four passes broken up, three tackles for loss, three sacks and a forced fumble.
Four-star linebacker Gerri Green and Greenville-Weston (1-10) Season Stats: 99 tackles (49 solo), seven PBU, 11.5 tackles for loss, three FF and one FR. Offensively: Six catches, 96 yards and two TDs and seven carries for 35 yards.
Three-star quarterback Elijah Staley saw his senior season cut short at Wheeler. Season Stats 73-107, 1,043 yards and eight TDs. 17 carries for 164 yards and two touchdowns.
Columbia (Ga.) High School (6-4) and three-star linebacker Deshon Cooper . Season Stats: 49 tackles, 17 TFL, 16 sacks, five forced fumbles and one fumble recovery. Offense- 18 catches for 335 yards and three touchdowns.
Braxton Hoyett Pelham (Ala.) (6-5) .Season Stats: 73 tackles (37 solo), 21 QBH, nine TFL, three sacks and a fumble recovery.
Three-star JUCO linemen Jocquell Johnson and Co-Lin Community College(7-2).
Three-star JUCO defensive end William Coleman and Tyler (Texas) (8-2) .Season Stats: 57 tackles, six for loss and three sacks and one forced fumble.
MRA (8-4) and defensive/offensive lineman Sean Rawlingshad a heartbreaking loss in the first round of the MAIS AAA playoffs against Jackson Prep, 24-21. Season Stats: 18 tackles (six solo), three tackles for loss, one interception and a sack. Will be an offensive lineman at MSU.
Defensive back Chris Rayford of Byhalia (4-7) fell in the second round of the 4A state playoffs against Cleveland, 55-21. Rayford made six tackles. On offense, Rayford had four carries for 52 yards. Season stats: Rayford rushed 33 times for 295 yards hitting the endzone three times. Defense: 66 tackles, seven for loss, three fumble recoveries two sacks, two pass breakups and two touchdowns.
The Red Rebels from Harrison Central (7-5) and MSU defensive back commit Lashard Durr saw their season end with a 44-17 loss to Brandon in the first round of the playoffs. Season Stats: Six carries for 64 yards, 11 catches for 287 yards and three touchdowns. Defensively: 55 tackles, seven pass breakups, three interceptions a blocked field goal, a forced fumble and four touchdowns.
Aeris Williams and the West Point Green Wave (7-5) saw their season end with a 33-20 loss to Pearl. The 3* running back carried 32 times for 176 yards and two touchdowns and caught two passes for 33 yards and a touchdown. Season Stats 333 carries for 2,201 yards and 30 touchdowns averaging 6.6 yards per carry this year and 183 yards per game. He also had 14 catches 195 yards and three touchdowns. He's returned nine kicks for 153 yards.
2015 Class 2013 signee Donald Gray at Co-Lin redshirted during the 2013 season due to injury.
Freshman linebacker Anthony Hines and Episcopal of Dallas (Texas) (6-4) . Season Stats: Offensively: 23 carries for 146 yards and five catches for 73 yards. Defensively: 125 tackles, 29 for loss, 10.5 sacks, three forced fumbles and one fumble recovery.