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Tigers fall at Rockmart, 49-33


Adairsville running back, Eli Agnew, had four rushing touchdowns in the Tigers' 49-33 loss at Rockmart.

The 9th-ranked Rockmart Yellow Jackets defeated the visiting Adairsville Tigers Friday night in a high-scoring affair, 49-33.


Rockmart quarterback JD Davis threw for three touchdown and ran for another score in the Yellow Jackets’ victory, but it was the work of the Yellow Jackets' offensive line and rushing attack spread across three running backs that accomplished much of Rockmart's offensive success.


Dennis Sims caught two of the Davis touchdown passes in the first quarter and Keyshaun McCullough had a 52-yard touchdown reception with just 0:52 remaining in the first half that gave Rockmart a 35-20 lead at halftime.


Davis had a 30-yard rushing touchdown and Jojo Haynes added a 5-yard plunge for the Yellow Jackets in the second quarter.


Adairsville’s Eli Agnew, who finished the night with four rushing touchdowns, had a pair of 1-yard touchdowns in the first quarter. The Tigers’ Chris Roper also scored on a 3-yard run in the second period to keep Adairsville within two scores at the intermission.


Both teams scored two touchdowns each in the second half.


Cam Ferguson raced 71-yards to give Rockmart a 42-20 lead in the third quarter before Agnew added a pair of touchdown runs for Adairsville in the fourth quarter.


Rockmart closed out the scoring with Nahzair Turner’s 13-yard touchdown run in the final period.


The Yellow Jackets (7-1, 6-0 Region 6-AAA) play at LaFayette next Friday and will host Ringgold November 5 in what could be a showdown for the region title.


Adairsville (6-2, 4-2) travels to North Murray Friday in a game that could determine the No. 3-seed from Region 6-AAA in the state playoffs. The Mountaineers also have a 4-2 region record.

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