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Athletes Beyond Bartow: West leads Duquesne defense to record

A big week for ‘Athletes Beyond Bartow’ was highlighted by Vic Beasley’s breakout game for the Atlanta Falcons. See the story here:

Meanwhile, former Cartersville Hurricanes’ football standout Miller Forristall made his first catch for the Alabama Crimson Tide. See that story here:

Former Cass soccer standout, Cody West, continued to lead the Duquesne defense this past week. The Dukes have held opponents scoreless for the last seven games.

Jaison Morning, another former Cass athlete, led the cross country team at Valdosta State University in another race. (Cody West photo courtesy Duquesne University and photographer, Dave DeNoma)


BREE COLE — Jacksonville State University (Fr., Cartersville HS) . . . Cole finished 25th overall and fifth for the Gamecocks Saturday at Furman’s Gene Mullins Invitational. Jacksonville State finished third of six teams. The Gamecocks run October 15 at the Berry College Invitational.

ROGELIO HERRERA — Reinhardt University (Sr., Cartersville HS) . . .ran a 30:29 8K Friday at the Royals Cross Country Challenge in Charlotte. He placed ninth for the Eagles as they finished 24th of 39 teams. The Eagles run next on October 15 at the Hood College Open in Frederick, Maryland.

TROY HICKOM — Clayton State University (Sr., Cartersville HS) . . . finished 19th in 26:21 at the 8K Royals Cross Country Challenge last Friday in Charlotte. He was second on his team and 89th overall in a field of 366 runners. Next for the Lakers will be the Peach Belt Conference Championships October 22 hosted by Georgia College in Milledgeville.

Jaison Morning, Valdosta State University

JAISON MORNING — Valdosta State University (Soph., Cass HS) . . . continues to lead the Blazers and was 15th overall at the St. Leo University Pre-National Meet in St. Leo, FL. He completed the 8K course in 27:58 and has led his team in all five meets this season. Next for Valdosta State will be the Gulf South Conference Championships October 22 hosted by the University of Alabama-Huntsville.


MADISON BENNETT — North Greenville University (Fr., Defender, Woodland HS) . . . saw action for 40 minutes in a 1-1 tie against Emmanuel last Thursday and 45 minutes with a shot on goal in a 3-0 loss to Pfeiffer on Saturday. The Crusaders (2-8-1, 0-6-1 Conference Carolinas) play at Belmont Abbey College Wednesday afternoon before hosting University of Mount Olive Saturday afternoon in conference matches.

AMY MORENO — Georgia Military College (Fr., Woodland HS) . . . saw action in an 8-1 victory over Emory-Oxford. The Bulldogs (4-9, 2-6 Georgia Collegiate Athletic Association) will host Andrew College Friday afternoon.

CODY WEST — Duquesne University (R-Jr., Defender, Cass HS) . . . the Dukes played to a scoreless draw with St. Bonaventure and edged George Washington 1-0 in overtime last night with West playing all 203 minutes. Duquesne has now held opponents scoreless for seven consecutive games — a school record. Duquesne (6-2-3, 1-0-1 Atlantic10 Conference) travels to the Bronx, NY Wednesday for a conference match at Fordham and will host Virginia Commonwealth Saturday afternoon.


KATIE O’CONNOR — Western Carolina University (Jr., MB, Cartersville HS) . . . contributed 16 kills and 10 blocks over three match losses to Wofford, East Tennessee State, and Chattanooga last week. O’Connor leads the Catamounts in blocks and hitting percentage. WCU (7-12, 2-4 Southern Conference) hosts Mercer Friday night and East Tennessee State Saturday night.


QUADRE ALLEN — Tusculum College (Soph., Woodland HS) . . .recorded one tackle in a 19-0 loss to Wingate last Saturday. He now has 12 tackles for the year. The Pioneers (1-5, 1-3 South Atlantic Conference host North Greenville Saturday.

DeANDRE APPLIN — Georgia Military College (Soph., Adairsville HS) . . . had two tackles and broke up a pass in the Bulldogs’ 75-12 victory over Hocking College last Saturday. Applin has now totaled 15 tackles. He also has a fumble recovery and a pair of pass breakups. GMC (6-1) hosts Jireh Prep this Saturday.

TREVOR CARLTON — Reinhardt University (Soph., Cartersville HS) . . . recorded a tackle last Saturday for the NAIA 3rd-ranked Eagles in a 62-13 win over Faulkner University. Reinhardt (6-0, 1-0 Mid-South Conference) entertains Cumberland University Saturday afternoon.

NOAH FOLEY — Berry College (Fr., LB, Cass HS) . . . saw action Saturday as the Vikings defeated Chicago, 28-21. Berry (5-1, 3-1 Southern Athletic Association) travels to Conway, Arkansas Saturday to play at Hendrix College in a conference contest.

T.L. Ford, Charlotte

T.L. FORD II — UNC-Charlotte (Jr., WR, Cartersville HS) . . . hauled in a 37-yard touchdown reception Sunday with 23 seconds remaining in the second quarter during a 28-23 win at Florida Atlantic. The catch allowed the 49ers to grab the lead just before the intermission. Ford now has 22 receptions for 315 yards and three touchdowns in six games played so far this year. Charlotte (2-4, 1-1 Conference USA) hosts conference foe, Florida International Saturday night.

MILLER FORRISTALL — University of Alabama (Fr., TE, Cartersville HS) . . . although he has started one game and appeared in all six, Forristall made his first collegiate catch Saturday night for 32 yards in a 49-30 win at Arkansas. The reception was part of a second quarter drive that game Alabama a 35-10 lead. The top-ranked Crimson Tide (6-0, 3-0 SEC West) play Tennessee in Knoxville next Saturday.

BRADY JERNIGAN — Illinois College (Fr., DL, Woodland HS) . . . had two tackles in a 38-37 win at Cornell College Saturday. Jernigan has now played in two games and has three tackles on the year. Illinois College (4-2, 3-1 Midwest Conference) travels to Galesburg, Illinois Saturday afternoon to challenge conference opponent, Knox College.

LUCAS JOHNSON — Georgia State University (R-Soph., OL, Cass HS) . . . saw action in the Panthers’ 41-21 victory over Texas State Saturday in the Georgia Dome. Georgia State (1-4, 1-1 Sun Belt Conference) plays at Troy University Saturday afternoon.

HAYES LINN — Air Force (Sr., DB, Cartersville HS) . . . recorded two tackles in a 35-26 loss at Wyoming last Saturday. The Falcons (4-1, 1-1 Mountain West Conference) play New Mexico Saturday afternoon in Dallas, TX in another conference matchup.

Tiamon Pennymon, Eastern Arizona CC

TIAMON PENNYMON — Eastern Arizona CC (Fr., RB, Cartersville HS) . . . had a reception for 11 yards in the Gila Monsters’ 21-17 win over Pima Community College. The catch was one of only three pass completions in the game by Eastern Arizona. The Gila Monsters (5-2, 1-2 Western States Football League) host Scottsdale CC Saturday night.

JAMAR POSEY — Birmingham Southern College (Jr., OL, Woodland HS) . . . saw action Saturday in a 47-17 loss to Hendrix. BSC (1-5, 1-3 Southern Athletic Association) travels to Jackson, Mississippi Saturday afternoon to take on Millsaps College.

SHELBY TOWNSEND, JR. — Georgia Southern University (Soph., TE, Woodland HS) . . . saw action for the Eagles last Wednesday in their tough one-point loss at conference foe Arkansas State, 27-26. Georgia Southern (3-2, 2-1 Sun Belt Conference) heads to Atlanta Saturday afternoon to challenge Georgia Tech.

Da’KELIN WELLS — Maryville (TN) College (Jr., LB, Cass HS) . . . a starter last Saturday in the Scots’ 31-17 win over North Carolina Wesleyan, but he did not record a tackle. Maryville (4-1, 2-0 USA South Athletic Conference) travels to Virginia Saturday to play another conference game at Ferrum College.

MALIK WILKINS — Maryville (TN) College (Jr., LB, Cartersville HS) . . .saw action in Maryville’s 31-17 victory over North Carolina Wesleyan. The Scots (4-1, 2-0 USA South Athletic Conference) travel to Virginia Saturday to play their third conference game of the year at Ferrum College.

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