Liberty County freshman WR has offers from Ohio St., Florida

Talent advantage: Liberty County linebacker Raekwon McMillan had 15 tackles, four sacks, a forced fumble and scored a touchdown on offense in the Panthers’ 49-0 victory over Cross Keys. One of the most sought after recruits in the state, McMillan played only the first half and one series in third quarter. Liberty County freshman receiver Richard LeCounte, who already has offers from Florida and Ohio State, caught a touchdown pass, returned an interception for a touchdown and returned a fumble for another score.

Big win: Columbus ended its 19-game losing streak, the longest in AAAA, in impressive fashion, blasting Northside, 35-13. James Traylor and Dale Williams scored two touchdowns each, and Essang Bassey had three interceptions for the Blue Devils.

Chubb check: Cedartown running back Nick Chubb rushed for 267 yards and three touchdowns in the undefeated Bulldogs’ 36-14 win. Chubb, who has committed to Georgia, has 16 touchdowns in four games.

Pick pocket: Jacob Schofill had three of Statesboro’s four interceptions in a 21-7 upset of No. 6 Burke County.

Whoops: Redan picked up its first win of the season, when Banneker arrived an hour late for a 5:15 p.m. kickoff at Hallford Stadium. The game time was moved up to accommodate Stephenson’s homecoming over the summer, according to Redan coach Willie Griffieth. Stephenson played Lakeside-DeKalb at 7:30 p.m.

Bounce-back: After losing back-to-back games for the first time in coach Alan Chadwick’s illustrious career, Marist bounced back with a 67-6 win over Therrell. The 67 points are the most by the War Eagles since 1999, according to GHSFHA.org.

Upset: Veterans picked up its first win of the season with a 21-14 upset of Westside (Macon). Desjuan Harris and Ben Thomas rushed for scores, and Tim Yalcin kicked two field goals. It was the Warhawks’ first ever win over Westside.

Streaking: Cairo beat Crisp County, 24-6, for the Syrupmakers’ 24th consecutive region win.

9 comments Add your comment

Trojan94

September 21st, 2013
10:03 am

I was told that chubb plays on defense too!

Go Marist

September 22nd, 2013
6:57 am

Nice to see the sportsmanship that Marist showed after losing two in a row for the 1st time in 29 years. I’m really impressed by them blowing out a clearly inferior team..

Go Trojans!

September 22nd, 2013
8:41 am

When the other teams are really bad, we run into trouble keeping it close. Might have been that for Marist as well. Coaches almost yell “Fullback up the middle”….and they still can’t make a play against the JV kids who play hard.

Regardless, good to see them back on track.

Just a Fan

September 22nd, 2013
9:03 am

I understand that a varsity player is limited to the number of quarters that they can play in a given week-thus teams who have a junior varsity schedule also has to play the statrers longer. You cannot expect either the starters or junior varsity to not try and score.

Just a Fan

September 22nd, 2013
9:03 am

I understand that a varsity player is limited to the number of quarters that they can play in a given week-thus teams who have a junior varsity schedule also has to play the statrers longer. You cannot expect either the starters or junior varsity to not try and score.

Gamer

September 22nd, 2013
6:49 pm

Please make clear Columbus beat Northside of Columbus Ga. and not the Northside Eagles of Warner Robins.

Monroe's first Redcoat

September 23rd, 2013
5:56 pm

@ Go Marist: A couple of questions: 1: how long were Marist’s starters in? and 2: If the starters had been pulled, it’s the age-old question – how do you tell a kid who may not get a snap the rest of the season not to score if he gets a chance?

Blowouts happen. Somebody’s got to be on the losing side of that coin.

Trojan '85

September 23rd, 2013
6:47 pm

@Gamer, Really! Did you feel the need to post that!

Marist mom

September 23rd, 2013
7:50 pm

Marist pulled their starters during second quarter. They played everyone and most of these boys have not stepped on the field for the first three games. We were not trying to run the score up,but our 2nd,3rd and 4th string were still better than the opposing team. It becomes uncomforable when this happens and we feel bad for the other team because we know those boys are trying hard. The Marist parents applauded when Therrell scored. Towards the end of the game the coaches were telling the boys to go down so not to score. Know the facts before you make snide comments.