Jefferson County is winning football games the old-fashioned way: with defense.
The Warriors last week held Evans to 130 yards rushing and forced two safeties in its 17-3 win, which enabled No. 6 Jeffco to improve to 4-0. The program won only four games a year ago.
So far this season the Jefferson County defense has allowed 31 points. They gave up 14 in each of the first two games and blanked Greenbrier in Week 3. Their effort against Evans was a continuation of the improvement.
Jefferson County’s offense is nothing to laugh about, but needs to be more consistent and cut down on the mistakes if it expects to unseat Washington County in Region 3. Last week the Warriors lost three fumbles and failed to score on four drives that reached inside the 20.
The Warriors have three solid running backs, the best one Car’tabius Quarterman. Much also hinges on the extent of the leg injury suffered by quarterback Will Jordan last week.
Jefferson County’s showdown against No. 3 Washington County will take place Oct. 11 in Sandersville.
East Hall makes a move
Quarterback Devin Watson is trying to help East Hall secure its first winning season since 2005.
Last week coach Bryan Gray’s team trounced rival Johnson 54-14, as Watson ran for three touchdowns and threw for three others. The junior threw for 329 yards on 11 of 23 passing and ran for 100 yards. The Vikings amassed 547 total yards.
The 54 points was the most scored by one team in the series, which East Hall leads 22-13-1. It avenged last year’s 22-21 loss.
East Hall is now 3-1 and could produce its first winning season since 2005, when it went 6-5.
No. 100: Blessed Trinity coach Tim McFarlin won his 100th career game last week when the Titans beat White County 30-0.
No. 300: Running back Deshawn Waller came up just shy of 300 yards rushing. The B.E.S.T. Academy back ran for 292 yards and three touchdowns against McNair. And just to prove that there’s room for everybody in a 62-7 win, teammate Rontavious Belcher added 94 yards.
The record Brooks: Cartersville’s Brooks Barden keeps putting up big numbers, 312 to be exact. The senior completed 14 of 16 for 312 yards and four touchdowns against North Murray.
Woodward returns to Top 10: The War Eagles won their third straight since an opening night loss to Lovett. In the 30-15 win over Westminster, Woodward’s Terry Googer rushed for 190 yards and threw for 94. On the defensive side, Arrington Farrar probably slept very well after netting 19 tackles and an interception.