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Athletes Beyond Bartow: Lawrence, Jags hold off Saints for road win


Former Cartersville High and Clemson quarterback Trevor Lawrence went from doubtful and injured to his team's leading rusher last Thursday night as the Jacksonville Jaguars won 31-24 at the New Orleans Saints. The win keeps the Jags in first place in the AFC South Division.


Lawrence had three end-of-game kneel-downs that took away four rushing yards from his total. Without those, his final rushing stats would have read five carries for 63 yards, with several coming in key spots lifting Jacksonville's offense that sputtered a bit after a fast start.



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TREVOR LAWRENCE — Jacksonville Jaguars (NFL; 3rd-yr. pro; QB; Clemson; Cartersville HS)

… was 20-for-29 passing for 204 yards and one touchdown in the Jaguars’ 31-24 win last Thursday at the New Orleans Saints. He also ran eight times for 59 yards. Jacksonville (5-2) has a 1-1/2 game lead over the Houston Texans in the AFC South and plays at the Pittsburgh Steelers on Sunday afternoon.


COLLEGE FOOTBALL


KOLBE BENHAM — Marist College (R-So., Cartersville HS) … recorded one tackle this past Saturday as the Red Foxes won 19-10 at Presbyterian College. Marist (4-3, 4-1 Pioneer Football League) plays at St. Thomas (Minnesota) on Saturday afternoon.


HAYDEN CAGLE — Berry College (Jr., Cartersville HS) … a starter on the Vikings’ offensive line that helped produce 544 yards of total offense in a 61-23 win this past Saturday at Sewanee - University of the South (Tennessee). Berry (6-1, 4-1 Southern Athletic Association) hosts conference-foe Hendrix College (Arkansas) this Saturday afternoon.


COLLIN FLETCHER — Reinhardt University (Fr., Cartersville HS) … made a pair of receptions for 27 yards this past Saturday in the Eagles’ 44-17 win at Point University. Reinhardt (5-2, 3-0 Appalachian Athletic Conference) hosts Union College (Kentucky) this Saturday afternoon for Homecoming.


JONAH GAMBILL — University of Memphis (R-Jr., Cartersville HS) … a starter on the Tigers’ offensive line that helped produce 352 total yards in a 45-21 win at UAB this past Saturday. Memphis (5-2, 2-1 American Athletic Conference) plays at North Texas on Saturday afternoon.


SHADRE HURST — Tulane University (R-Fr., Cartersville HS) … a starter on the Green Wave’s offensive line that helped produce 439 total yards in a 35-28 win this past Saturday over visiting North Texas. Tulane (6-1, 3-0 American Athletic Conference) plays Saturday afternoon at Rice.


TYLER MARTIN — Berry College (So., Cass HS) … saw action in the Vikings’ 61-23 win last Saturday at Sewanee (Tennessee). Berry (6-1, 4-1 Southern Athletic Association) hosts conference-foe Hendrix College (Arkansas) this Saturday afternoon.


SAM PHILLIPS — UT-Chattanooga (R-So., Cartersville HS) … caught six passes for 62 yards and also had a pair of punt returns totaling 17 yards as the Mocs defeated visiting East Tennessee State 34-3 this past Saturday. FCS 20th-ranked Chattanooga (6-2, 5-1 Southern Conference) plays at VMI on Saturday afternoon.


COURTNEY SLOCUM — Mars Hill University (Sr., Adairsville HS) … made two tackles and blocked one kick as the Lions won this past Saturday at Carson-Newman University 21-17. Mars Hill (6-1, 5-1 South Atlantic Conference) hosts Virginia-Wise on Saturday afternoon.



CROSS COUNTRY


BILL ARCHER — University of Montevallo (Jr., Cartersville HS) … ran to an 80th place finish (28:06) of 105 runners at the 8K Gulf South Conference Championships hosted by the Falcons this past Saturday. Montevallo placed ninth of 12 teams.


EMMA SEGARS — Georgia College (Fr., Woodland HS) … finished 38th (19:39) of 85 runners at the 5K Peach Belt Conference Championships this past Saturday in Gainesville. The Lady Bobcats placed fourth of 10 teams.


DANIELLE THAYER — Augusta University (Fr., Woodland HS) … finished 50th (20:33) of 85 runners at the 5K Peach Belt Conference Championships this past Saturday in Gainesville. Augusta placed third of ten teams.


DREW THAYER — University of Montevallo (Fr., Woodland HS) … finished 55th (27:00) of 105 runners at the 8K Gulf South Conference Championships hosted by Montevallo this past Saturday at John Hunt Park. The Falcons placed ninth of 12 teams.


MADELYN ORTON — LaGrange College (So., Rydal resident; Cornerstone Prep) … had 10 digs this past Saturday in a three-set loss to Piedmont University played at Covenant College. She also saw action in two of three sets in a loss to the host Scots. LaGrange (3-17, 2-11 Collegiate Conference of the South) hosts Huntingdon College on Wednesday, Fort Valley State on Thursday, and Agnes Scott and Maryville College (Tennessee) on Saturday.


MEREDITH ORTON — LaGrange College (So., Rydal resident; Cornerstone Prep) … in a pair of straight sets losses this past Saturday at Covenant College. Orton had seven digs and four kills against Covenant and seven kills with five digs and two blocks against Piedmont University. LaGrange (3-17, 2-11 Collegiate Conference of the South) hosts Huntingdon College on Wednesday, Fort Valley State on Thursday, and Agnes Scott and Maryville College (Tennessee) on Saturday.


MARIA PILIPOSYANS — Reinhardt University (So., Cass HS) … in straight sets wins at home over Truett-McConnell University last Tuesday and at St. Andrews University (North Carolina) this past Saturday, Piliposyans contributed two kills and four blocks against TMU and five kills with one block against St. Andrews. Reinhardt (19-5, 12-4 Appalachian Athletic Conference) hosts Brenau University on Tuesday night, Milligan College (Tennessee) on Friday night, and the University of Pikeville (Kentucky) on Saturday morning.



SOCCER


ABBEY CRAIG — Reinhardt University (So., Cartersville HS) … was a starting forward in the Lady Eagles’ 5-0 win last Tuesday over the University of Pikeville (Kentucky) then entered as a reserve and took one shot this past Saturday in a 4-0 blanking of the Rams at Bluefield University (Virginia). Reinhardt (11-4-1, 11-0-1 Appalachian Athletic Conference) finishes its regular season this week with a home match on Wednesday against Tennessee Wesleyan and a road tilt on Saturday at Union College (Kentucky).


BRADY CRAIG — Reinhardt University (So., Cartersville HS) … started as a defender in both 4-0 wins this past week as the Eagles blanked University of Pikeville (Kentucky) at home last Wednesday and won at Bluefield University (Virginia) this past Saturday. Craig took four shots, none on goal, in the victory at Bluefield. Reinhardt (9-2-4, 7-2-1 Appalachian Athletic Conference) hosts Tennessee Wesleyan on Wednesday before finishing the regular season on the road Friday at Truett-McConnell and Sunday at Union College (Kentucky)



TENNIS


EMILY BUSH — Young Harris College (So., Cartersville HS) … partnered with doubles teammate ?? Mercier last Thursday for the Mountain Lions’ only point in a 6-1 loss at Anderson University. Bush lost a 5-7, 6-2, 3-6 singles decision in that same match.

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