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Linn leads Air Force secondary; locals make significant contributions for college football programs

Local athletes competing for football programs across the nation made contributions this past weekend for their respective teams. Hayes Linn, a senior defensive back at Air Force was among the tackle leaders for the Falcons in their victory over Navy that takes the initial step in their defense of the Commander-in-Chief Trophy.

DaKelin Wells also had four tackles Saturday for Maryville (TN) College. Meanwhile, local UNC-Charlotte receivers -- T.L. Ford and Mark Quattlebaum -- combined for five receptions Saturday for the 49ers.

QUADRE ALLEN — Tusculum College (So., DB, Woodland HS) . . . had three tackles October 1 in a 21-14 home victory over Brevard. Allen is up to 11 tackles including 10 in the last two games for the Pioneers. Tusculum (1-4, 1-2 South Atlantic Conference) plays at Wingate in another conference game Saturday, Oct. 8.

DeANDRE APPLIN — Georgia Military College (So., DB, Adairsville HS) . . . had one tackle in the Bulldogs’ 45-3 win last Saturday over ASA Miami. Applin now has 13 tackles on the season and at least one in each game. Georgia Military (5-1, Independent, NJCAA) hosts Hocking on Saturday, Oct. 8.

TREVOR CARLTON — Reinhardt University (So., LB/S, Cartersville HS) . . . made two tackles Saturday in the Eagles’ 64-3 win over Bluefield College. 5th-ranked Reinhardt (5-0) opens play in the Mid-South Conference Saturday, Oct. 8 against Faulkner in Montgomery.

T.L. Ford, Charlotte 49ers

T.L. FORD II — UNC-Charlotte (Jr., WR, Cartersville HS) . . . (photo left) made four catches for 18 yards that included a seven yard catch in a home, Conference USA loss to Old Dominion Saturday night. Ford has 21 catches for 278 yards and two touchdowns through five games. The 49ers (1-4 overall, 0-1 C-USA) travel to Boca Raton, FL to play conference foe Florida Atlantic Saturday afternoon, Oct. 8.

Miller Forristall, Alabama

MILLER FORRISTALL — University of Alabama (Fr., TE, Cartersville HS) . . . (photo right) has one start and has appeared in every game as a blocking tight end as the Crimson Tide has gone 5-0. Most recently, Alabama rolled Kentucky last Saturday 34-6. They play at 16th-ranked Arkansas Saturday night, October 8.

DAKOTA HINES — Kentucky Christian University (Jr., PK/P, Adairsville HS) . . . was 1-for-1 with a second quarter PAT and had six punts for a 35.5 average that included a long punt of 51 yards, but the Crusaders fell to Georgetown (KY) College, 31-7 last Saturday. KCU (0-5 overall, 0-2 Mid-South Conference) hosts Cumberland (TN) University for their homecoming game Saturday, Oct. 8. BRADY JERNIGAN -- Illinois College (Fr., DL, Woodland HS) . . . saw the first action of his college career Saturday and made one tackle in a 50-14 win over Grinnell. The Blueboys (3-2 overall, 2-1 Midwest Conference) play at Cornell College (IA) Saturday, Oct. 8.

LUCAS JOHNSON — Georgia State University (Soph., OL, Cass HS) . . . saw action in the Panthers’ 17-3 loss at Appalachian State last Saturday. Georgia State (0-4, 0-1 Sun Belt Conference) hosts Texas State Saturday, Oct. 8.

Hayes Linn, Air Force

HAYES LINN — Air Force (Sr., DB, Cartersville HS) . . . (photo left) made seven tackles Saturday as the Falcons defeated Navy 28-14. Linn has started all four games and has now totaled 17 tackles and three pass break ups this year. Air Force (4-0, 1-0 Mountain West Conference) plays at Wyoming Saturday afternoon, October 8.

MARK QUATTLEBAUM — UNC-Charlotte (R-Soph., WR, Cartersville HS) . . . made one catch for seven yards in the 49ers’ 52-17 home loss Saturday to Old Dominion. It was his third reception of the year. UNC-Charlotte (1-4, 0-1 Conference-USA) plays at Florida Atlantic Saturday, Oct. 8 in another conference game.

HIRAM VELEZ — Troy University (Jr., WR, Adairsville HS) . . . made one reception for 16 yards last Saturday at home against Idaho. He now has six catches for 87 yards and one touchdown for the year.

DaKelin Wells, Maryville (TN) College

DaKELIN WELLS — Maryville (TN) College (Jr., LB/CB, Cass HS) . . . (photo right) made four tackles last Saturday including one for a two-yard loss in the Scots’ 52-13 win in Fayetteville, NC over Methodist. Wells now has 13 total tackles for the year. He has forced one fumble, recovered a fumble, and broken up one pass. Maryville (3-1 overall, 1-0 USA South Athletic Conference) entertains North Carolina Wesleyan in another conference game Saturday, Oct. 8.

MALIK WILKINS — Maryville (TN) College (Jr., LB, Cartersville HS) . . . saw action in the Scots’ 52-13 win over Methodist last Saturday. He has played in all four games this season. Maryville (3-1 overall, 1-0 USA South Athletic Conference) entertains North Carolina Wesleyan in another conference game Saturday, Oct. 8.


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