After going 0-10 a year ago, the Towers football program needed something good to happen. So this year’s 2-0 start is quite welcomed.
Under first-year coach Michael Holloway, the Titans have opened the season with a pair of shutout wins: 13-0 over Jackson and 44-0 over South Atlanta. It matches their win total from 2011 and is the most since 2009, when they went 7-4 and reached the playoffs.
The last time Towers has had two shutouts in a season was 2009, when they tallied three. The last the Titans had back-to-back shutouts was 2004.
Towers hasn’t opened the season with two consecutive wins since 2000 and haven’t started 3-0 since 1985. This week Towers takes on Clarkston (1-2), which scored 27 points last week against Strong Rock Christian.
The Towers defense scored both touchdowns against Jackson, once on a fumble recovery in the end zone, the other on an interception return.
Pierce County finding its stride
After sputtering in the opener, a 24-7 win over Bacon County, Pierce County got things rolling in a 42-20 win over Dublin.
The Bears (2-0) are led by quarterback Tyler Harris, a 6-foot-3, 205-pound senior who has committed to SMU. Harris operates most out of the shotgun formation, with coach Sean Pender using a variety of different formations.
Pierce County went 10-2 last year, losing to Peach County in the second round of the playoffs. The Bears are now 20-5 under Pender, a former Valdosta State receiver who played under Hal Mumme, the noted guru of the passing game.
Don’t overlook these guys
Pike County’s Artez Oglesby carried 21 times for 140 yards and two touchdowns in a 30-0 win over First Presbyterian Day.
White County’s Maurice Sutton ran eight times for 80 yards and one touchdown and Dalton Whitfield carried nine times for 70 yards and two TDs in a 31-0 win over Lumpkin County.
Rockmart beat Coosa for the ninth straight time, a 27-24 win. Julian Welch ran for two touchdowns and threw for another. J.C. Lovelace returned an interception for a touchdown and caught a touchdown pass.
Adairsville’s Sidnee Johnson ran for 101 yards and three touchdowns in a 38-7 win over Armuchee. Austin Harris carried five times for 113 yards.