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Warriors end season in second round

The Jefferson County Warriors ended their season on the road Friday against the defending state champion and number one ranked team in AA, Benedictine’s Cadets. 
A second quarter Warrior rally that narrowed the game to just two touchdowns, was not enough to turn the tide, and the Cadets ended up taking the win 70-21. 
The explosive Benedictine offense scored three touchdowns in the first quarter, each on the first play of the drive; a 55-yard run, a 28-yard pass and then a 75-yard run.

Warriors moving to the second round

The JCHS Warriors took down Southwest Macon’s Patriots Saturday in the first round of the state playoffs to earn a shot at the number one ranked team in the state. 
“We were out of our routines a little bit playing on Saturday and we didn’t even know who we were going to play until late Monday,” Coach JB Arnold said. “But given all that, we had really good practices all week and I have to hand it to our coaching staff for putting together a plan that really worked.”

Gamecocks take region title over JC Warriors: JCHS to host first round of state playoffs Saturday

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.

JC whips Josey, set for clash of titans

With Friday’s 72-30 win over Josey’s Eagles, the Jefferson County Warriors broke another team scoring record and built even more momentum for Friday’s clash of undefeated titans.
Screven County is 8-0 this season after having shut out their opponents in the last six games they’ve played. 
“They haven’t been scored on since Sept. 1,” Warriors Coach JB Arnold said Tuesday. “Yes, their defense is just that good. It’s one of the best I’ve ever seen.”
 Friday the 9-0 Warriors will travel to face Screven’s Gamecocks for the region championship. 

Jaguars continue struggle

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. 

Warriors whip Butler Bulldogs

From Staff Reports
Jefferson County’s offensive machine rolled to another high point total and an eighth consecutive win.
The eighth-ranked Warriors continued their onslaught on the region with a 62-30 victory over Butler’s Bulldogs on Friday night. They improved to 8-0, including 5-0 in Region 4-AA.
The 62 points marked Jefferson County’s third game this year scoring more than 60 points. The Warriors also scored 62 against Westside and 65 against Laney. They’re averaging 50 points per game. 

Warriors scald Bulldogs

With their latest 49-0 victory over the Harem Bulldogs, the Jefferson County High School Warriors are now 7-0 for the season and 4-0 in region play.
In the last four weeks alone Coach JB Arnold’s Warriors have averaged 483.5 yards of offense per game while their opponents have averaged only 167.

Jaguars beat Panthers for homecoming and first win

In their second time ever meeting on the gridiron, the Thomas Jefferson Jaguars won their first game of the 2017 season over Glascock County’s Panthers, 42-21
“We played a very good game. The defense stepped their game up,” said Jaguar Coach Matt Otis. “It was a big crowd and great atmosphere. There are a lot of close ties between these two communities and everybody was pumped up and I’m proud of our Jaguars, the fans, the coaches, everyone.”

JCHS now 5-0

The Warriors are now 5-0 and undefeated in their region after beating Glenn Hills High School’s Spartans 49-8 this past week.
Jefferson County’s offense jumped out there and scored 35 unanswered points in the first half and the Warrior defense shut down pretty much everything the Spartans had. In all, Glenn Hills only earned 69 yards of total offense during the game.

Panthers win homecoming

There was more than a rhinestone crown shining in Gibson Friday when the Glascock County Panthers won the homecoming game 42-16 over Pataula Charter Academy. It was the home team’s first win of the season. 
“They were fired up, I can say that,” Coach Chris Kelly said. “We’ve given up big plays this season, but we’ve been playing like that all year.”
Quarterback Nathan Tyler connected with Liam Carson on a 9-yard pass early in the first quarter to score the first touchdown of the night. 

Warriors now 5-0

In the last two weeks the Jefferson County High School Warriors have scored 127 points and remain undefeated in both their region and the 2017 season.
Friday the Warriors defeated Westside High School’s Patriots 62-6, scoring on all but one drive of the night while holding their opponents to a total of 146 yards of offense. 

Warriors break three records in 65-19 win

Friday was a big win for the Jefferson County Warriors. Not only was it their first region game of the season, but they also broke three records in doing so.
The Warriors man-handled Lucy Laney’s Wildcats, scoring their first touchdown of the night on the very first play of the game when CJ Hales connected with Ty King for a 63-yard touchdown pass. 
After the Warrior defense held the Wildcats to just 2 yards, then on their very next play, Hales handed the ball to Nikel Stone who ran it in from 18 yards out. 

Jags fall to Cavaliers

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.

TJA falls to Bulloch Academy Gators...

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. 

Warriors hang on to drop Tigers

By Scott Michaux
The Augusta Chronicle
Jefferson County recovered from a slow start and rolled to a 43-32 victory at Washington-Wilkes on Friday night.
After falling behind 12-0 early, the Warriors offense started playing like the No. 6 team in Class AA and flipped the game behind the play of its quarterback tandem of CJ Hales and Jaden Jenkins, who combined for 334 yards passing and rushing.

Jaguars lose tough game to Crusaders

Special Report
The Thomas Jefferson Academy Jaguars suffered a tough 44-6 loss to Robert Toombs Christian Academy’s Crusaders last week.
Senior quarterback Zach Douglas completed five of 11 passes for 64 yards while Dawson Gardner complete two of three for 19 yards.
 Warthen Evans caught three passes for 35 yards, Justin Fletcher, two for 29, Douglas one for 10 and Tucker Purvis one for 9. 
The Crusader defense effectively shut down the Jaguar running game.

Lady Jags field a very young team this season

Special Report
The Lady Jaguars are 3 and 4 this season as they look to rebuild, largely from the ground up.
“We’re a very young team with one senior, Katie Hiebert, two juniors, Anna Godowns and Graci Rae Smith, six sophomores and four freshmen,” Coach Susan Godowns said Tuesday. “We started off slow, but we have come on strong toward the middle of the season, winning the last two out of three games.”
The Lady Jags had only three returning starters from last season and the outfield is full of new starters.

Middle school Warriors win season opener 20-6

The new Jefferson County Middle School football team opened their regular season with a big win over the Swainsboro Tigers and then a loss to Thomson’s Bulldogs.
With the new middle school slated to open in two years, Wrens and Louisville Middle Schools elected to combine their football teams now and have been practicing on the JCHS campus. 
Coach Demetrius Jenkins said that he is proud of the way the players from both schools have been working together.

Jaguars see improvement

After a rocky start to the season, the single A Thomas Jefferson Jaguars have made some adjustments and only lost Friday’s game against AAA Westminster 21-28.
“I’m very proud of the team and the way they fought back,” Coach Matt Otis said. “At one point we were down three touchdowns and they just wouldn’t give up.”
The Jaguars closed the gap and Westminster scored in the last minute and a half of the game.

Warriors shut out 6-A Lakeside Panthers

Despite a hurricane of yellow flags that amounted to more lost yardage than their opponents earned all night, the Jefferson County Warriors shut out 6A Lakeside’s Panthers 33-0.
The flags started flying early and continued throughout the game, calling back an interception for a touchdown and totaling 27 for 263 total yards against the Warriors. Some 19 of those were against the JC offense.
All night long, the Panthers only had 9 penalties for 46 yards.

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