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Athletes Beyond Bartow: Updates for the week ending October 7

Updates for local athletes across the nation for the week ending October 7.



VIC BEASLEY -- Atlanta Falcons (4th yr. pro; Clemson University, Adairsville HS)... made the start at Pittsburgh, but did not record a tackle in the Falcons' 41-17 loss to the Steelers. Atlanta (1-4) hosts Tampa Bay next Sunday afternoon.


QUADRE ALLEN — Tusculum University (Sr., DB, Woodland HS)… made a pair of tackles on kickoff coverage as the Pioneers defeated Mars Hill Saturday afternoon 31-28. Tusculum (3-2, 2-1 South Atlantic Conference) hosts Newberry for its annual homecoming game next Saturday afternoon.

DeANDRE APPLIN — Georgia State University (Sr., DB, Adairsville HS)… had a tackle on a screen pass play in the first quarter last Thursday at Troy, but the play was wiped out due to off-setting penalties. Troy went on the win 37-20 and stay unbeaten in the Sun Belt Conference. Georgia State (2-4, 1-1) has a bye week before traveling to Arkansas State for a Thursday night game on October 18. TERRY BERDIN — Reinhardt University (Fr., RB, Cartersville HS)… returned a third quarter kickoff 69 yards and added a fourth quarter carry for 12 yards as the Eagles beat visiting Point University 28-10 Saturday night. NAIA 6th-ranked Reinhardt (5-1, 2-0) travels to Bluefield College (VA) for another Mid-South Conference game this Saturday night.

CHRIS BLACKSTON — University of West Georgia (Jr., DB, Adairsville HS)… the Wolves’ starter at free safety had two tackles and broke up one pass in West Georgia’s 31-7 victory over visiting North Greenville University Saturday. NCAA D-II 5th-ranked West Georgia (6-0, 3-0) continues Gulf South Conference play this Saturday night at 11th-ranked University of West Florida in Pensacola.

TREVOR CARLTON — Reinhardt University (Sr., LB, Cartersville HS)… had six tackles (five solo) including one for a three-yard loss in the 6th-ranked Eagles’ 28-10 win over Point on Saturday. Reinhardt (5-1, 2-0) plays at Bluefield College (VA) in another Mid-South Conference game this Saturday night.

MARCUS CHILDERS — Northern Illinois University (R-So., QB, Adairsville HS)… was 18-for-29 passing for 143 yards and one touchdown as the Huskies won at Ball State 24-16 Saturday in a Mid-America Conference game. Childers did throw one interception, but also rushed for five yards on nine attempts. His touchdown pass was a 13-yarder in the first quarter to D.J. Brown to cap an 80-yard drive. Through six games this season, Childers has a 102.2 QB rating on 101-for-181 passing. He has thrown for 804 yards and eight touchdowns (134 ypg). He has also rushed for 73 yards and one score (12.2 ypg). NIU (3-3, 3-0) hosts Ohio University this Saturday afternoon for the Huskies’ 112th homecoming game.

XAVIOR COAXUM — LaGrange College (So., DB, Cartersville HS)… had six tackles (four solo) including one for loss in the Panthers’ 38-14 home loss Saturday afternoon to Averett. Although he missed one game, Coaxum is second on the team in tackles this season with 18 and has one interception. LaGrange (1-4, 0-2 Conference USA-South) travels to Greensboro College next Saturday afternoon for another conference tilt.

MILLER FORRISTALL — University of Alabama (R-So., TE, Cartersville HS)… saw playing time in top-ranked Alabama’s 65-31 victory at Arkansas. The Crimson Tide (6-0, 3-0 SEC) host Missouri next Saturday night in Tuscaloosa.

RICO FRYE — Bowling Green University (Fr., RB, Cartersville HS)… had three, third quarter carries Saturday for 24 yards during an 84-yard scoring drive. The touchdown drive narrowed Toledo’s lead to 31-28 at the time, but the Falcons eventually lost 52-36. Bowling Green (1-5, 0-2 MAC) entertains Western Michigan this Saturday afternoon for homecoming.

GORDON GRAY — Kennesaw State University (Sr., WR, Cartersville HS)… saw action Saturday in the 3rd-ranked Owls’ 56-0 blanking of visiting Presbyterian College. KSU (5-1, 4-0 Big South Conference) plays at Gardner-Webb this Saturday afternoon.

GABRIEL GRIDLEY — Angelo State University (Jr., P, Cartersville HS)… punted six times Saturday with a long punt of 44 yards and a 36.5 yard average as the Rams shutout Western New Mexico University 52-0. Four of Gridley’s punts were downed inside the 20 yard line. ASU (3-3, 2-2 Lone Star Athletic Conference) hosts West Texas A&M for homecoming next Saturday afternoon. HUNTER HARDIN -- Point University (So., OL, Woodland HS)... saw action on the Skyhawks' PAT unit in a 28-10 loss at 6th-ranked Reinhardt. Point (1-6, 0-2 MSC) hosts University of the Cumberlands this Saturday.

SEAN HOLTON — Davidson College (So., DB, Cartersville HS)… made four tackles (three solo) in the Wildcats’ 44-37 home win Saturday over Jacksonville University. Davidson built a 44-9 lead through three quarters and held on for the seven point win. Holton now has 14 tackles through the first six games. Now 5-1 overall and 2-1 in Pioneer League play, the Wildcats host Morehead State this Saturday afternoon in another PFL game. ANTOINE JEFFERSON — Lindsey Wilson College (So., SL, Cartersville HS)… recovered a second quarter fumble, blocked a third quarter punt, and returned a punt 55 yards for a touchdown in the fourth quarter Saturday as the Blue Raiders pummelled Cincinnati Christian University 73-0. Lindsey Wilson (4-1, 1-0 Mid-South Conference) plays at 15th-ranked Georgetown College (KY) this Saturday afternoon. LUCAS JOHNSON — Georgia State University (Sr., OL, Cass HS)… a starter at right tackle, Johnson and the Panthers rushed for 116 yards and passed for 272 in a 37-20 loss last Thursday at Troy University. GSU (2-4, 1-1 Sun Belt Conference) has a bye week prior to traveling to Arkansas State on Thursday, October 18. EMMANUEL JONES — Colorado State University (So., LB, Woodland HS)… had four tackles including one for a five-yard loss. He also hurried the quarterback three times in the Rams’ 42-30 Mountain West Conference win at San Jose State. Jones has 23 tackles this season through six games. He has a sack and five tackles for loss, an interception, and five quarterback hurries. CSU (2-4, 1-1 MWC) hosts New Mexico for homecoming next Saturday afternoon. BRADLEY KIRK — Shorter University (Fr., DB, Cartersville HS)… had a fourth quarter tackle for no gain on a pass play in the Hawks’ 48-17 home loss to 23rd-ranked West Alabama this past Saturday. Shorter (0-6, 0-4 Gulf South Conference) travels to North Greenville this Saturday.

TREVOR LAWRENCE — Clemson University (Fr., QB, Cartersville HS)… completed 18 of his 21 pass attempts in the first half alone, connecting with nine different receivers to amass 173 yards and two touchdowns in the first 30 minutes. Lawrence finished 20-for-25 for 175 yards and two touchdowns — one to Justyn Ross (55 yds.) and the other to Tee HIggins (20 yds.) as the Tigers won at Wake Forest 63-3. Clemson (6-0, 3-0 ACC) hosts N.C. State this Saturday for homecoming.

NYVIN NELSON — UT-Chattanooga (Fr., LB, Cartersville)… saw action in the Mocs’ 21-10 home loss to FCS 6th-ranked Wofford Saturday. Chattanooga (4-2, 2-2 SoCon) plays at Western Carolina this Saturday afternoon.

JACOB POTTER — Kennesaw State University (Fr., LS, Adairsville HS)… saw action in the FCS 3rd-ranked Owls’ 56-0 blowout win Saturday over visiting Presbyterian. Potter snapped for two extra points and one punt as KSU moved to 5-1 overall and 1-0 in Big South Conference action. The Owls play at Gardner-Webb this Saturday afternoon.

GARRETT SHELTON — Alabama State University (Fr., LS, Cartersville HS)… saw action as the Hornets won in overtime at Alcorn State, 28-25. ASU (2-3, 1-1 SWAC) travel to Mobile for a non-conference game at South Alabama this Saturday afternoon. AVERY SHOWELL — Georgia Tech (Fr., DB, Cartersville HS)… had three, second half tackles in the Yellow Jackets’ 66-31 victory last Friday at Louisville. Georgia Tech (3-3, 1-2 ACC) hosts Duke this Saturday afternoon.

HIRAM VELEZ — University of West Florida (R-Sr., WR, Adairsville HS)… saw action for the 11th-ranked Argonauts in their 24-19 win Saturday at North Alabama. UWF (5-1, 3-0 Gulf South Conference) hosts 5th-ranked West Georgia this Saturday night.

BRANDON WADE — Ellsworth CC (So., DL, Cartersville HS)… recorded three tackles Saturday in the Panthers’ 33-10 home loss to Iowa Western CC. Wade has nine tackles, including three for loss and has played in five of the Panthers’ six games. Ellsworth (1-5, 0-1 Iowa Community College Athletic Conference) hosts Fort Scott CC for homecoming this Saturday afternoon.


EMILY COLLUM — Georgia Southwestern University (Fr., F, Adairsville HS)… played 75 minutes and took one shot in the Hurricanes’ 5-0 Peach Belt Conference loss Saturday at Young Harris College. GSW also lost a mid-week, non-conference game to Shaw University last Wednesday, 4-0. Now with a 2-9 record overall and 0-5 in conference, Georgia Southwestern has conferences games this week at Flagler College Wednesday and at home against UNC-Pembroke Saturday night.

KATELYNN HARBEKE — Life University (Sr., MF, Cass HS)… started for the Runnin’ Eagles in a pair of 2-0 losses this past week. Life lost to NAIA 8th-ranked Cumberland University (TN) Monday and to 16th-ranked Georgia Gwinnett Wednesday night. Harbeke took one shot in the loss at Cumberland. She played 59 minutes at Cumberland and 28 against Georgia Gwinnett. Sunday, she started and played 37 minutes in a 3-2 loss to Georgetown (KY). In 11 games (10 starts) this season, Harbeke has a goal and three assists. She has taken 17 shots (5 on goal). Life (4-7, 0-2 Mid-South Conference) plays at conference foe Campbellsville University (KY) this Saturday night.

KATIE LAWHORN — Life University (So., MF, Adairsville HS)… played six minutes last Wednesday in a 2-0 home loss to 16th-ranked Georgia Gwinnett. Life also had losses to 8th-ranked Cumberland University and Georgetown (KY) during the week. Life (4-7, 0-2 MSC) travels to Campbellsville University (KY) this Saturday night.


LINDSEY BONNER — York College (Soph., Cartersville HS)… shot 88-91 this past weekend to place 26th individually, but her Spartans team won the 12-team, 50-player Green Turtle Invitational at Shenandoah Valley Golf club in Front Royal, Virginia. York shot 315-307—622 to win by nine shots over Stevenson (MD). The Spartans play this Saturday and Sunday in The Revolutionary Collegiate Golf Classic at Patriots Glen National Golf Club in Elkton, Maryland.

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