The Jefferson County Warriors ended their 9-game winning streak Friday, but were the first team to score on Region 4-AA Champion Screven County Gamecocks since Sept. 1.
The Gamecocks upheld their reputation as a tough, in-your-face, dominant force Friday, scoring 17 un-answered points in the first quarter of the final game of both undefeated team’s regular season.
During the opening drive Screven’s senior-heavy team muscled 74 yards in just four plays to score their first touchdown of the night.
The Thomas Jefferson Academy Jaguars lost their eighth game of the 2017 season last week to the Briarwood Buccaneers 47-19. Dawson Gardner had six tackles, Tripp Rooks had 4.5 tackles and Zack Douglas had 5 tackles. Gardner also had 45 yard receiving, 65 yards rushing and two touchdowns. Will Kirk had 41 yards rushing and TD and William Miller had a 55-yard touchdown catch.
The Thomas Jefferson Jaguars lost to Augusta Prep’s Cavaliers 14-62. The Augusta team took an early lead and by the half controlled the game with a 49-7 lead. Coach Matt Otis said he was very proud of junior Will Kirk who led the Jags on offense with 6 rushes for 54 yards, one 30-yard TD run and an 85-yard kick return. Senior Zack Douglas went 2 for 2 on his PATs. Defensive leaders were Dawson Gardner, Douglas, Hank Dollar and Rhett Willis. The Jags are off this Friday and will host Glascock’s Panthers Sept. 29 for homecoming.
Above, senior Jaguar Warthen Evans leaps into the air and comes down with a pass during Friday’s game against the Bulloch Academy Gators. At right, senior Zack Douglas picks up some yards rushing. TJA scored in the first and fourth quarters, first on a 7-yard pass to Evans and later on a 31-yard run by Douglas. The Gators, however scored three TDs in the second quarter, two in the third and kicked a field goal in the fourth to take the 39-12 win. The Jaguars are scheduled to take on Augusta Prep this week on the road.