Adairsville's Vic Beasley, Jr. and the Atlanta Falcons came up just short Sunday in Seattle, but the second-year outside linebacker recorded three tackles (two solo) in the two point loss.
The Falcons continue to lead the NFC South with a 4-2 mark. The other three teams in the division currently have sub-.500 records with New Orleans and Tampa Bay at 2-3.
The defending NFC champion Carolina Panthers are now at the bottom of the division with a 1-5 record. At the collegiate level, DeAndre Applin had a six tackle game for the Georgia Military College Bulldogs in their rout of Jireh Prep.
In all, 14 football 'Athletes Beyond Bartow' with local connections made contributions this week across the nation.
VIC BEASLEY, JR. — Atlanta Falcons (2nd year pro; OLB; Clemson; Adairsville HS) . . . had three tackles, including two solo stops in a 26-24 loss Sunday at the Seattle Seahawks. Beasley also defended one pass. He now has 17 tackles, 4.5 sacks, and has forced two fumbles through the Falcons first six games. Atlanta (4-2) play at home the next two weeks against San Diego and Green Bay. PHOTO CREDIT: CCompton/Atlanta Journal-Constitution
QUADRE ALLEN — Tusculum College (Soph., DB, Woodland HS) . . . recorded one tackle in the Pioneers’ 31-7 home conference loss to North Greenville Saturday. He now has 13 tackles for the season. Tusculum (1-6, 1-3 Southern Athletic Conference) look to snap a two game losing streak Saturday afternoon (Oct. 22) at home against Limestone.
DeANDRE APPLIN — Georgia Military College (Soph., DB, Adairsville HS) . . . (photo left) collected six more tackles Saturday, including a sack and a pair of quarterback hurries, as the Bulldogs overwhelmed Jireh Prep 61-14. Applin now has 21 tackles, one sack, a fumble recovery, and has broken up two passes this season. Georgia Military, a NJCAA football independent, improved to 7-1 with their seventh straight win. The Bulldogs take a week off before they travel to Arkansas Baptist in Little Rock on Saturday, October 29.
TERRIUS CALLAHAN — Austin Peay University (Fr., WR, Cartersville HS) . . . saw action in the Governors 34-14 loss at Jacksonville State University. APU (0-6, 0-5 Ohio Valley Conference) host Mercer this Saturday afternoon (Oct. 22).
T.L. FORD — UNC-Charlotte (Jr., WR, Cartersville HS) . . . caught a 15 yard pass and had three receptions for 22 yards in the 49ers 27-26 home, Conference-USA loss Saturday to Florida International University. Ford has 25 receptions for 336 yards and three touchdowns this season. UNCC (2-5, 1-2) plays at Marshall University Saturday evening (Oct. 22).
MILLER FORRISTALL — University of Alabama (Fr., TE, Cartersville HS) . . . After making his first collegiate reception for 32 yards at Arkansas October 8, Forristall saw action in the Crimson Tide’s 49-10 win at Tennessee last Saturday. He has one start and has played in every game this season for top-ranked Alabama. The Tide (7-0, 4-0 SEC) entertain Texas A&M Saturday in another Southeastern Conference battle.
DAKOTA HINES — Kentucky Christian University (Jr., PK/P, Adairsville HS) . . . connected on a second quarter extra point and had six punts for a 34.5 yard average in a 52-7 loss at University of the Cumberlands (KY). His longest punt was 48 yards. KCU (0-7, 0-6 Mid-South Conference) will host Union College (KY) Saturday afternoon (Oct. 22).
BRADY JERNIGAN — Illinois College (Fr., DL, Woodland HS) . . . made a fourth quarter tackle on a second down play at the IC 30 yard line in the Blue Boys’ 35-28 win at Knox College Saturday. Illinois College (5-2, 4-1 Midwest Conference) will host Monmouth College Saturday afternoon (Oct. 22). Monmouth College and St. Norbert College are both 4-0 in conference play and one-half game ahead of Illinois College.
LUCAS JOHNSON — Georgia State University (Soph., OL, Cass HS) . . . the offensive lineman saw action in the Panthers 31-21 Sun Belt Conference loss Saturday at Troy University. GSU (1-5, 1-2) hosts Tennessee-Martin Saturday (Oct. 22) at The Georgia Dome.
HAYES LINN — Air Force (Sr., DB, Cartersville HS) . . . recorded a pair of tackles in the Falcons 45-40 Mountain West Conference loss to New Mexico played in Dallas, TX. Linn now has 21 tackles on the year and has broken up three pass plays. Air Force (4-2, 1-2 MWC) hosts Hawai’i Saturday (Oct. 22).
JAMAR POSEY — Birmingham Southern College (Jr., OL, Woodland HS) . . . saw action in the Panthers 41-28 loss Saturday at Millsaps in Jackson, MS. Birmingham Southern (1-6, 1-4 Southern Athletic Association) will host Rhodes College for their Homecoming game at Krulak Stadium Saturday afternoon (Oct. 22).
SHELBY TOWNSEND, JR. — Georgia Southern University (R-Soph., TE, Woodland HS) . . . saw action in the Eagles’ 35-24 loss in Atlanta to Georgia Tech. Georgia Southern (3-3, 2-1 Sun Belt Conference) travel to New Mexico State Saturday night (Oct. 22).
HIRAM VELEZ — Troy University (Jr., WR, Adairsville HS) . . . made an appearance and saw playing time in the Trojans’ 31-21 home victory over Georgia State. Troy (5-1, 3-0 SBC) has now won four straight and plays Thursday night (Oct. 20) at South Alabama in a Sun Belt Conference showdown.
DaKELIN WELLS — Maryville (TN) College (Jr., LB, Cass HS) . . . did not scratch the stat sheet Saturday, but was a starter at linebacker for the Scots in a 42-19 blowout win at Ferrum (VA) College. Maryville (5-1, 3-0 USA-South Athletic Conference) hosts conference foe, Averett University, Saturday afternoon for the Scots’ annual homecoming game.