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JDH cross country’s strong season continues

The Jeff Davis High boys and girls cross country teams continue to have a strong season with solid performances at the Savannah Country Day School Hornet Invitational and the Coffee County Invitational. In Savannah, the boys finished 2nd while the girls were 5th in a strong field of teams, with many of the runners running…

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Fitzgerald tops Yellow Jackets

Jeff Davis High was just too young, and too inexperienced to compete with defending Class AA State Champion and No. 1 ranked Fitzgerald Friday night in Fitzgerald as the Purple Hurricanes rolled to a 48-0 win. The win upped the Hurricanes’ record to 7-0 while the Yellow Jackets fell to 0-7. After graduating 22 seniors…

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JDMS cross country has two meets

Jeff Davis Middle School’s cross country teams participated in the Bleckley County Invitational Oct. 6 in Cochran and the Middle Georgia Middle School Athletic Association Conference Championships Oct. 11, also in Cochran. In the Bleckley Invitational, both teams finished fourth. In the conference championships, the girls finished as runners-up behind Bleckley County and the boys…

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Lady Jackets down Wayne

Jeff Davis High held off a late Wayne County rally to take a 5-3 win over the Class 4A Lady Jackets from Jesup. The Class 2A Jeff Davis improved to 27-1 with the win while Wayne suffered only its 4th loss of the season to fall to 18-4. JD got on the board first with…

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Lady Jackets win two from Dodge

Jeff Davis High wrapped up the Region 1-AA softball championship Monday in Hazlehurst with an 8-0 win over Dodge County in the first game of a double header. And then the Lady Jackets completed their undefeated region record with a 10-2 win in the second game. Jeff Davis entered the games with a 16-0 region…

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Dodge comes from behind to beat Jeff Davis 21-14

Coach Lance Helton and his staff unveiled a new offense Friday night in the Yellow Jackets’ home game against Dodge County, as the staff abandoned Helton’s signature double-wing offense in favor of “wildcat” and “shotgun” offenses. That certainly came as a surprise to Dodge County and to Yellow Jacket fans as well. The Jackets wasted…

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Lady Jackets Sweep Cook

Jeff Davis High improved to 24-1 overall and 16-0 in region play last week as they swept a 3-game series with Cook High. During last Tuesday’s senior recognition game, seniors Analese Poole, Kelsey Parlor, Payton Thigpen and Maeleigh Burns were recognized, followed by an 8-2 Jeff Davis win. Thursday, the Lady Jackets traveled to Adel…

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Victory eludes Yellow Jackets

Friday night in Nashville, Jeff Davis High’s football team looked like it was about to win its first game of the season as they led Berrien County 24-14 late in the third quarter. And the Jacket defense had held Berrien’s offense in check all evening long. Berrien’s 14 points at that point came on kickoff…

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JDMS wins conference

  The Jeff Davis Middle School Yellow Jackets softball team won the Conference Championship by defeating East Laurens Middle School 8-5 and 13-11 in the best-of-3 championship series. The Lady Jackets finished the season with a 17-1 record. In the 13-11 win in the final game Monday, JD took the lead late in the game.…

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JD improves to 21-1

Jeff Davis High closes out the softball regular season next week and the schedule makes the final six games the toughest streak of games for the Lady Jackets this season. Thursday JD (21-1, ranked No.1 and No 2 in polls) travels to Cook County (13-6) for a double header in Adel. Monday Dodge County (15-5,…

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