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Local football athletes continue contributions at the collegiate level

Updates on local collegiate athletes currently participating in college football.

Bartow Sports Zone does periodic updates on these athletes and those of other collegiate sports.

You may check each athlete's link on our Athletes Beyond Bartow page on this site.

Here are the updates on games of Saturday, November 7:

TARRIS BATISTE — Georgia State University (Sr., Cass HS) … a starter at safety for the Panthers, Batiste made 9 tackles, one for a loss, and added a pass break up Saturday in a 23-21 loss to Louisiana Lafayette at the Georgia Dome. He now has 72 tackles through eight games and is second on the team in that category. He has 4.5 tackles for loss, a quarterback hit, a forced fumble, five pass break-ups, and an interception for the season. Georgia State plays at Texas State Saturday in San Marcos, TX.

COLLIN BARBER — University of Georgia (Sr., Cartersville HS) … had one punt for the Bulldogs Saturday vs. Kentucky. It went for 44 yards and was a touchback. Georgia improved to 6-3 on the season and plays at Auburn Saturday.

HAYES LINN — Air Force Academy (Jr. Cartersville HS) … saw action for the Falcons in their 20-3 home victory over Army. Air Force improved to 6-3 overall and became bowl eligible. Linn has 12 tackles and a pair of pass breakups on special teams and as a safety. He has played in all nine games for the Falcons and started three. Air Force will host Utah State Saturday as they return to Mountain West Conference play.

AUSTIN HARRELL — The Citadel (R-Jr., Adairsville HS) … defensive lineman continued to see action Saturday for the Bulldogs as they defeated VMI 35-14. Harrell has appeared in all nine games for The Citadel and has twelve tackles. The Bulldogs (7-2, 6-0) travel to Chattanoonga Saturday and will look to remain undefeated in the Southern Conference as they challenge the Mocs. Chattanooga is 5-1 in the conference.

JUSTIN FLOYD — Furman University (R-Sr., Cartersville HS) … continues to be a regular starter for the Paladins at left guard. Furman (4-5, 2-3 in Southern Conference) lost 48-10 Saturday at Western Carolina (6-3, 4-2). The Paladins host Mercer Saturday.

T.L. FORD — UNC-Charlotte (Soph., Cartersville HS) … was credited with 3 rushing yards after advancing a recovered fumble and caught one pass for 7 yards in a 48-31 loss at Florida International University Saturday in Miami. The 49ers fell to 2-7 overall and 0-6 in Conference USA. Charlotte will host Texas-San Antonio this week.

BROOKS BARDEN — UNC-Charlotte (R-Fr., Cartersville HS) … was 9 for 12 passing for 82 yards and a TD in the 49ers 48-31 loss at FIU (5-5, 3-3 C-USA) Saturday in Miami. His longest completion went for 16 yards and he threw one interception after entering for starter Lee McNeill in the third quarter. Barden also had a long rush of 6 yards. The 49ers (2-7, 0-6) host UTSA Saturday.

NIAGEL CURTISS — Reinhardt University (Sr., Adairsville GA, Gordon Cent. HS) … rushed for 98 yards and five touchdowns on 24 attempts in a 70-56 loss at No. 17 Campbellsville (KY) (8-2, 5-0 in Mid-South Conference) Saturday. The Eagles (8-1, 3-1) entered the game ranked No. 7 nationally in NAIA. The Eagles host Bethel University Saturday in Waleska.

TWAN TERRELL — Cornell University (Sr., Woodland HS) … had one tackle in last Friday night’s loss to Dartmouth. Terrell is up to a dozen stops on the year and the Big Red fell to 0-8 on the year. Cornell hosts Columbia in another Ivy League game Saturday in Ithica, NY.

CHAZ ROKINS — Maryville College (Soph., Cass HS) … had only one carry Saturday in a 38-14 loss at Huntingdon (AL). Rokins has now seen action in eight of the last nine games and has a pair of rushing touchdowns. Maryville fell to 7-2 and 4-2 in the USA South Athletic Conference. The Scotts host Greensboro (NC) Saturday.

DA’KELIN WELLS — Maryville College (Soph., Cass HS) … continues to be a regular starter at cornerback for the Scotts. Wells has 18 tackles on the season with a pair of pass break ups and one interception. Maryville (7-2, 4-2 USA South) plays Greensboro (NC) on Saturday in another conference matchup.

QUADRE ALLEN — Tusculum College (R-Fr., Woodland HS) … saw action in the Pioneers 24-6 home loss to Catawba. He has four total tackles on the season and has appeared in all ten games. The Pioneers travel to Carson-Newman on Saturday.

BRANDON THOMPSON — Tusculum College (R-Jr., Woodland HS) … saw action in a 24-6 home loss to Catawba. Thompson has two tackles on the season and has played in nine games. The Pioneers (4-6, 2-4 South Atlantic Conference) play at Carson-Newman Saturday.

ISAIAH ROSS — Point University (Soph., Woodland HS) .. had four tackles in the Skyhawks 49-14 home win over Ave Maria (FL) Saturday. Point improved to 8-2 overall and 5-0 in the NAIA Sun Conference. Ross has appeared in six games this season. He has 30 tackles, 2 tackles for loss, and a kickoff return of 5 yards. Point hosts Concordia College (AL) Saturday.

DAKOTA HINES — Kentucky Christian University (Soph., Adairsville HS) … continues to serve as a kickoff specialist for the Knights who fell to 1-9 Saturday. KCU head coach Steve Barrows “He's a weapon for us! Great student of the game; hard worker; blessing to have in the program,” KCU head coach Steve Barrows. Kentucky Christian closes its 2015 season next Saturday at Bluefield (VA) College.

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